Live Nation has confirmed the forthcoming 50th-anniversary celebration of The Allman Brothers Band set for this winter. Branded as, The Brothers, the one-night concert event will feature surviving members of the famous rock band along with special guests when it takes place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on March 10th, 2020.The confirmation of the upcoming celebratory concert on Friday confirms the not-so-subtle mix of hints shared by Live Nation late last year.Related: Allman Betts Band Gets The Family Together At The Beacon For All-Star Allman Family RevivalThe Brothers event will feature co-founding ABB drummer Jaimoe along with longtime band members guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge, percussionists Marc Quinones and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), and keyboardist Reese Wynans. The band’s former keyboardist Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones) will also be included in the celebration as a special guest.The Allman Brothers Band took their final bow at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on October 28th, 2014. By that point, the longest-tenured members of the band were Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, and Jaimoe. With both Allman and Trucks now floating down that never-ending road with Duane, Berry, and company, Jaimoe and Dickey Betts (who wasn’t included in Friday’s lineup announcement) are now the only surviving members of the original lineup.The concept of a 50th-anniversary celebration surrounding the pioneering southern rock band seems fitting for the jam world in which they exist as pioneers. Similar to that of the Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well performances in 2015, surviving members of the extended Allman Brothers family along with some newer faces will be a big hit for the band’s nation-wide legion of fans—many of whom still celebrate the everlasting spirit of the band at annual events like The Peach Music Festival.Tickets for the March 10th event go on sale next Friday, January 10th at 10 a.m. EST. Stay tuned for presale info to be shared in the coming days.
Grace Maloney sat for an interview for a job at ApacheIS Tuesday.It would be hard to argue that Zoe Land and Grace Maloney weren’t prepared. But that didn’t mean they weren’t nervous.The sixth graders sat in the Apache Innovative School hall and watched as their classmates got called in one at a time. The two reviewed their resumes and straightened their clothes. They’d be up soon enough.A friend popped out of the interview room.“It wasn’t that bad!” she said, as Land and Maloney went about quizzing her on the questions she’d been asked. Still, the two had butterflies in their stomachs.“I think I’ll do a good job, but I am a little nervous,” Maloney said.“It’s the first time I’ve ever had to interview for anything,” Land said.As part of an initiative administrators at Apache tried out last year, the first using the innovative school model, Apache sixth graders on Tuesday spent part of their afternoon interviewing for a variety of jobs throughout the building.There are the morning greeters, who are tasked with making the younger students feel welcome as they enter the building. There are the garden waterers, who keep the school’s vegetables happy and hydrated. There’s even an “ApacheIS personal stylist,” whose job it will be to display clothing from the school’s lost and found on a mannequin in a way that is “appealing to the eye and will attract the owner’s attention.”The idea, says Pam Lewis, the district’s director of elementary services, is to give the school’s older students the opportunity to take on leadership roles and give them responsibilities outside the normal classroom environment.“We tell the kids that these are the kinds of things they’ll be using sooner than you think,” she said. “Whether they’re applying for a nanny job a few years from now, or going to Price Chopper or Sonic for a job, these are the kinds of things employers will want to see, that you’re a reliable, dependable person.”For the first few weeks of school year, they’ve been practicing the kinds of soft skills that come in handy in the working world. Each morning, the sixth graders work on greeting each other, practicing how to give a handshake — firm, but not too firm — make eye contact, and smile. They’ve also been thinking through what applicable skills and experience they have for the jobs that are open so they can highlight them on their resumes. Maloney had library assistant and student ambassador among her top three choices. On her resume, she featured her work as a babysitter, and her volunteer work in the library as a third grader.Maggie Carter, an Apache sixth grade teacher, said the program gives sixth graders a chance to experience leadership roles in their final year at the elementary level.“They’re really able to be responsible citizens at our school,” Carter said. “It gives them a lot of opportunities to practice different skills.”Students will find out what positions they’ll be assigned in the coming days, and then start in their roles, which will have them performing duties two or three times a week.But sorting out which students end up where may not be easy. Principal Brett Pumphrey said each job had many qualified applicants.“The applicant pool is great,” Pumphrey said. “I think this next generation is looking awesome.”ApacheIS principal Britt Pumphrey shakes the hand of a job applicant.The sixth graders traded notes during interview day.Teacher Maggie Carter gave a student a high five after he completed his job interview.
Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media > At work is present bias, our natural tendency to place our short-term needs and desires ahead of our long-term needs and desires. A lot of the time this comes in the form of procrastination, and there have also been many studies that suggest it’s a primary reason we’re bad at saving for retirement. (You might know that by another name, hyperbolic discounting: Most people would prefer $100 today instead of $110 tomorrow, for example.)Like many cognitive biases, this is a counterproductive behavior that we’re programmed to engage in, and some studies have suggested that we do this because we perceive our future selves the same way we perceive total strangers. I have this awful, corny joke I trot out whenever I’m glossing over details for future plans with friends or brushing off something I don’t want to deal with: “That’s Future Tim’s problem. Let that chump deal with it.”Poor, poor Future Tim. Constantly set up for failure by that jerk Past Tim.As Present Tim — who, ahem, is always on top of things — I can say that Past Tim isn’t bad. He’s just wired that way. And I’m sure as you’re reading this, a few instances come to mind of when Past You has, quite inconsiderably, set up Future You for failure.Why do we do this to ourselves? What makes us act against our own self-interest, even when we are acutely aware we’re doing so?
Yemen LNG General Manager, Jacques Azibert, and the Governor of Marib Sheikh Sultan Al-Aradah, signed in Sana’a today three agreements that will provide YR 1.4 billion in financing for 40 community development projects benefiting the people of Marib. The planned projects will be implemented during 2014-2015 covering services in the fields of water, education, and health which include infrastructure and capacity building. Other projects include electricity, agriculture and women development.Under the water agreement, 13 projects will be implemented including the installation of water networks and tanks, provision of pump units, and drilling of water wells.According to the education agreement, 11 projects will be implemented which include the construction of 5 schools in addition to one training hall, capacity building programs for school teachers, school furniture, as well as continuation of the annual program of 40 vocational and technical scholarships for the youth of Marib.Under the health agreement, 8 projects will be implemented which include the construction of a cardiac center within Marib General Hospital, training programs for health workers, provision of medical equipment and mobile ambulances.Another 8 projects will be implemented in the fields of electricity, agriculture and development of women.Speaking on the occasion, Yemen LNG General Manager Jacques Azibert said: “We enjoy an increasingly growing partnership with the local authorities of Marib and community partners. This relationship is translated today into tangible results and projects which respond to the needs of target communities and which we will make sure that they will directly benefit the people of Marib.”On his part, Governor of Marib Sheikh Al-Aradah highlighted the significance of building long-term and effective partnerships with the energy sector in Yemen. “We value the role Yemen LNG is playing and their commitment to implement programs which respond to the needs of the people of Marib”, Governor stated. “It is very essential”, the Governor added, “that we work with partners such as Yemen LNG to implement such programs especially that Marib is the source of gas. Today’s agreements target primarily water, health and education.”Press Release, March 5, 2014; Image: Yemen LNG