On Saturday, David Crosby, founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Byrds, wrapped up his tour at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre with The Lighthouse Band, which features Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis. Following the release of their debut album together, Lighthouse, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band released a second record, Here If You Listen, earlier this fall.David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band worked through many of the tracks off their new album, as well as Crosby’s “Regina”, and a handful of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young favorites, including “Guinnevere,” “Carry Me,” “Déjà Vu” and the encore closer, “Ohio”.You can watch pro-shot video of the entirety of David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band’s tour closer below:David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Pro-Shot Video][Video:Relix]Setlist: David Crosby & the Lighthouse Band | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/8/2018Set One: The Us Below, Things We Do For Love, 1974, Vagrants of Venice, Regina, Laughing, What Are Their Names, Other Half Rule, By the Light of Common DaySet Two: Glory, The City, Look in Their Eyes, Guinnevere, Janet, Carry Me, Déjà VuEncore: Woodstock, Ohio[H/T Jambands.com]
VCET to Collaborate With Business Incubator Network to Promote EconomicDevelopment StatewideSenator Patrick Leahy, Governor James Douglas, and University of Vermontpresident Daniel Mark Fogel announced March 29, 2004, the launch of the Vermont Center forEmerging Technologies, a multi-faceted initiative that will play acrucial role in diversifying Vermont’s economy and boosting economicdevelopment in the state.Senator Leahy secured an appropriation of $1 million to help launch thecenter, which will be located in Farrell Hall on the Trinity Collegecampus of the University of Vermont.VCET is a targeted small business development program designed to fosterthe success of new high-growth, high technology firms in Vermont. Theinitiative is designed to leverage UVM’s scientific and technologicalexpertise and specialty laboratory facilities and equipment, linkingclient companies to key faculty at the university and other academicinstitutions in the state; to an extensive network of private sectormentors and advisors; to private investment capital resources; and tostaff and student interns from the state’s academic institutions.While the initial VCET site will offer office space for select clientcompanies, plans call for a second phase of development that will provideaccess to a larger real estate component with flexible multi-tenantoffice, laboratory, and light production space. VCET also intends tocollaborate with a wide-ranging network of existing and planned businessincubators in Vermont to promote business formation and economicdevelopment statewide.“Our state faces many challenges, but perhaps none more important thanmaintaining our leadership in innovation and high technology,” said Leahy.“The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies and the other Vermontincubators will tap the technology potential that we have in Vermont andtransform that into jobs.”“This center is a critical catalyst for Vermont’s economic developmentefforts,” said Governor Douglas. “It takes the innovative concepts ofVermonters and turns them into quality jobs.”“UVM has a key role to play as a driver of economic development inVermont,” said Fogel. “VCET will enable us, for the first time, to trulyharness the power of our research enterprise, the talent of our facultyand students, and the array of high tech labs and equipment we offer tohelp build a robust economy throughout Vermont and create jobs forVermonters.”“Vermont’s statewide higher education community is one of its strongestassets,” said L. Fred Hackett, vice chairman of Hackett Valine & MacDonaldand Yankee Insurance Group and chair of the VCET board. “VCET will enableus to tap the power of that resource for the benefit of Vermonters acrossthe state. With UVM’s research funding growing each year and the combinedsupport of the business and higher ed communities and state and federalgovernment, the time is right to move forward with this vitally importantenterprise.”Steep Rise in Research Dollars at UVMUVM has seen a steep rise in the amount of research funding it hasreceived from federal grants and contracts in recent years, with dollarsrising from just over $60 million in 1998 to nearly $120 million in 2003.With the VCET support infrastructure in place, this research shouldpresent significant technology transfer opportunities, resulting in newproducts and new companies to bring them to market, said Frances Carr,vice president for research and graduate studies at UVM.“In the past three years, UVM has issued nearly 80 invention disclosuresand licensed 26 patents,” she said. “VCET should help us build on thatstrong base and see a significant amount of new activity.”According to the Association of University Technology Managers, over 450companies were created nationally via technology transfer from universityresearch efforts in fiscal year 2000, with eight of ten in geographicproximity to the institution where the founding technologies werecreated.VCET and other business incubator projects are part of the Douglasadministration’s comprehensive strategy to foster business innovation andgrowth in Vermont. To date $500,000 in state funding has beenappropriated to support incubator initiatives, and Governor Douglas isrequesting an additional $125,000 in his FY05 budget specifically forVCET.In addition to VCET, other technology incubators in the state include theBennington Microtechnology Center; Middlebury College’s Digital Bridges;Diamond Edge Technology Incubator in Windsor; the Marlboro CollegeTechnology Center in Brattleboro; the National Center for the Study ofCounter-Terrorism and CyberCrime in Northfield; the SpringfieldSustainable Technology Business Incubator in Springfield; and the VermontBusiness Resource Center and Technology Business Incubator in Randolph.VCET will be a key component of a UVM-based umbrella organization calledthe Vermont Innovation Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. Thealliance, a partnership that includes the state’s economic developmententities, its academic institutions, and groups like the VermontTechnology Council, is designed to serve as a portal to UVM, acceleratingtechnology commercialization, promoting entrepreneurship, and enhancingresearch effectiveness by breaking down institutional barriers andimproving communications and collaboration between businesses, government,and academic institutions statewide.The new Vermont Business Center, a joint effort of UVM’s School ofBusiness Administration and its Continuing Education division, will serveas educational partner for VCET. VBC is developing a specialentrepreneurship curriculum to support VCET.The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies will be developed as aseparately incorporated not-for-profit entity (501©3) closely affiliatedwith UVM and other strategic partners around the state.For more information about VCET and the services it offers, call (800)639-3188.
FORMER National Champion and FIDE Candidate Master (CM) Wendell Meusa registered three wins over the weekend to remain unbeaten at the end of the Gaico Construction-sponsored Guyana Chess Federation Fide-rated seven-round Swiss tournament.The competition concluded yesterday at the National Racquet Centre in Woodford Avenue, Georgetown with Musa registering a win against previous leader, Taffin Khan.The FIDE instructor finished with 6.5 points. His only blemish was a drawn clash against Glenford Corlette in the third round.In their battle on Saturday, CM Khan played with white and attacked with e4 and Meusa answered with the Sicilian Dragon Accelerated Variation (without d6). However, Khan opted away from the main line and went for the early sideline with e5, which saw Meusa gaining strategic advantages.Meusa told Chronicle Sport that the game was tense and long and said that it was theoretically drawn, but although Khan offered him the draw, he decided not to accept. It proved to be the correct decision, as Khan was unable to implement the right defensive plan in the latter stages of the clash.On Sunday, in rounds six and seven, Meusa defeated Justino DaSilva and Shiv Nandalall.Khan, who finished second on six points, got past Joshua Gopaul and Corlette in those rounds.Loris Nathoo, who lost to Nandalall on Sunday morning, but defeated DaSilva in the afternoon, and Davion Mars, who beat Errol Tiwari in the morning and Ethan Lee in the afternoon, finished tied for third on five points.Meanwhile, Nandalall, Colette and Frankie Farley were tied for fifth on 4.5 points, while Joshua Gopaul, DaSilva, Lee, Saeed Ali, Chino Chung and Rai Sharma ended on four points each.Although 27 players started the seven-round (originally eight) competition last weekend, only 18 played the last three rounds, as many of the children opted to play in a junior competition that took place at the same venue.
The drawing of the groups for the World Football Championships will be announced on 6 December at the Brazilian resort Costa do Sauipe in Bahia state.B&H will be for the first time in history among the 32 best football representations in the world. The international football representation (FIFA) should officially announce the schedule of “hats” on 3 December.As it was earlier announced, during the formation of other “hats” the geographical determinants will be taken into consideration, in order so that in one group there will not be more representations from one zone. Thus, B&H should be in the “hat” with other European representations, excluding Spain, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland from the first hat and probably France that should be included in “hats” with South American and African selections.The B&H football representation at the group drawings in Brazil will be represented by the president Elvedin Begić, vice president Darko Ljubojević and Ivan Beus, the secretary general Jasmin Baković, the coach Safet Sušić, the secretary of representation Elmir Pilav, Adnan Džemidžić and spokesperson Slavica Pecikoza. The delegation of B&H football association will travel to Brazil on Tuesday from Sarajevo airport, except for Sušić, who will depart from Paris. The group drawing starts on Friday at 17:00 (Central European time).The possible schedule of “hats”:– hat 1: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Columbia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland– hat 2: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Japan, Iran, South Korea and Australia– hat 3: Chile, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, France– hat 4: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Netherlands, Italy, England, Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Russia(Source: Fena)