first_imgBeloved musicians Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady had the opportunity to celebrate their recent Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Museum last weekend, as the two were on hand to discuss the legacy of Jefferson Airplane and perform a handful of songs for an intimate, acoustic performance. The Grammy Museum appearance was hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the Museum and the MusiCares program, who engaged in a conversation with the legends about their careers. The two then played a short set, focusing mainly on slower, blues-driven numbers.Watch the full Jefferson Airplane tribute in four parts, thanks to YouTube user Jeff Allen:last_img read more

first_imgSoon, scholars worldwide will have an easier time creating, publishing, and sharing maps and other geospatial data, thanks to the release of WorldMap, an open source software platform that fills the growing niche between desktop mapping applications and more lightweight, nimble Web solutions.Developed by Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, WorldMap allows scholars to share access to view and edit geospatial information. Unlike similar tools, WorldMap allows the use of large, detailed datasets, and supports a number of formats.First released in beta last July, the software already boasts 1,250 users from more than 100 countries. Users have contributed more than 1,700 mapping layers and created more than 500 map collections to support their research.The bulk of the best geographic data resides outside any single institution. WorldMap takes a unique approach to this challenge by providing the global community with a platform to meet its needs. By so doing, the system increases the amount of high-quality spatial data in the public sphere.WorldMap allows scholars to integrate information from diverse sources by making it possible to overlay data in users’ own computers with materials on the Web. The system also lets users incorporate paper maps, perform online digitizing, and link locations to other media.The system allows for collaborations that can range from small groups in which all participants have editorial rights to interactive publications for large audiences. The system is also designed to support the research process, by allowing information to initially be made private, before being opened to larger groups for refinement, and finally to be published or released to the public.Free and open to the public, WorldMap is cloud-hosted as well as open source, meaning new functions can be added to the system. A handful of new features are under development, including the ability to visualize change over time, searching place names for current and historic locations, and creating and editing online map layers.last_img read more

first_img Press Association West Ham replaced manager Sam Allardyce with Slaven Bilic this summer, and Gold has no fears the appointment was a risk. “He doesn’t have experience as a Premier League manager, but he does as a player,” he added of the 46-year-old Croatian, who enjoyed a spell at Upton Park as a defender in the 1996-97 campaign. “What he will lack in years of experience, he will make up for with youthful dynamism. “He interviewed well, and last week we went to the Olympic Stadium, spent half a day with him and it was a good feeling. “I like the way you can have chemistry between people. He is a relatively young man with drive and desire. “I think we are going to see attacking football. With the players we have, and others coming in, we will have a natural attacking bias in our squad.” The Irons have already signed Spain Under-21 midfielder Pedro Obiang and hope to keep both Alex Song and Carl Jenkinson at the club following successful loan spells last season, while they are also being linked with Marseille’s £12million-rated winger Dimitri Payet. Forward Andy Carroll, meanwhile, aims to be back in contention for the Europa League qualifying campaign next month following his rehabilitation from knee surgery. The Irons on Friday launched a new commemorative strip ahead of their final season at the Boleyn Ground before switching to Stratford. With a capacity of some 54,000 from 2016-17, the Irons will see their match-day revenue dramatically increase, therefore putting the east London club among the top flight’s leading earners. Co-chairman David Gold has no doubt West Ham will be in a position to frighten the Barclays Premier League’s leading clubs once they are playing at a packed out Olympic Stadium. Gold believes that once ticket sales begin to have an impact on the field West Ham can become a force to be reckoned with. “We are hoping West Ham will be in a position very soon to worry the top five and have them saying: ‘Who are these upstarts? Who do they think they are?'” he said in an interview with BBC Sport. “As far as challenging these great clubs, it is very, very hard. Southampton challenged last season, and there is absolutely no reason why West Ham can’t emulate them. “There is a big difference between realism and hope. Realistically, in the next five years we would expect to be knocking on the door of Europe, whether that is by finishing seventh or eighth or by winning the FA Cup or reaching the final. “The longer-term aim is we want to frighten the big boys of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. We want the big five to be looking over their shoulders.” With an increase of some extra 20,000 or so seats from their current capacity at Upton Park, West Ham will also aim to attract a new legion of fans, while also appealing to London tourists. Gold added: “Obviously, attendances have a lot to do with performances on the field, but taking all things into account we are optimistic of filling the stadium, 99 per cent of the time. “Every time we get an update on ticket sales, they are the best we have experienced. All the targets we have set ourselves are being met.” last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I just always play that in my ear anytime I got an opportunity to take the last shot,” he said. “I just lock everything out and it’s like I’m out there by myself.”It may be like he’s out there alone when he takes the shot; afterward, it’s anything but. In the two scrimmages so far, the Lakers bench has taken to shouting out “SAY CHEEEESE” as Waiters lets it fly, one of the most memorable sounds now more audible than ever in the NBA’s TV-friendly set-up.While “Philly Cheese” may not flatter as a nickname, Waiters (a Philadelphia native) embraces it. It started as a joke between him and Heat teammate Hassan Whiteside, and it’s been adapted by the Lakers, who signed him in March prior to the four-month hiatus. Since the team has been practicing at the Disney campus, Danny Green began the trend that is now a running soundtrack to every Waiters heave.The 28-year-old guard couldn’t seem to stop smiling as he talked about it.“Here, it’s like it’s different, man,” he said. “It’s a vibe. Everybody’s just positive. We got our own slang and things like that going on. … It makes you feel good though. You’re excited.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers When Waiters checked in for the first time, James was subbing out. As they passed, he told Waiters: “You got it, Dion.” That’s been what Waiters feels like the entire Lakers group has told him since he arrived.“When you’re young, you’re still trying to find yourself coming into the league,” he said. “I think Bron was trying to help me with that, but I was so stubborn back then. But, I understand now. I’m 28. I’ve done been through a lot. I’m at peace with myself. I’m good.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Waiters’ career has had plenty of wild swings, but the past year has been a pretty thorough downturn: off-court incidents and injury derailed his tenure with Miami, which traded him to Memphis where he was unceremoniously waived in February.Just when Waiters was picked up off the shelf by the Lakers and hoping to play again for a contender … the coronavirus pandemic hit. It’s given him a sense of gratitude that he can play at all now.“At this point in my life, I just want to play basketball, take care of my family and enjoy it,” he said. “You just never know. As you can see now, we’re living in a movie with everything that’s going on. Who would have thought we’d be talking like this (over Zoom)?”The Lakers need Waiters as much as ever. With Rajon Rondo out, the coaching staff envisions him as a potential off-the-dribble scoring threat. Though he’s been hot and cold in his career, the one thing Waiters can do most of the time is score: He punched in 12 points in 20 minutes, going 5 for 9.“He just gives us a different dynamic,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “We have catch-and-shoot shooters, plenty of them. But what he’s able to do – handle the ball, pick and rolls, playmaking, making big shots like he did tonight – we’re excited about that as well.”Hearing that chemistry is so good with Waiters and the Lakers might seem surprising given his tenuous history as LeBron James’ teammate. Waiters was traded 33 games into James’ first season back in Cleveland in the 2014-15 season, at least in part because he didn’t jell with the remade group. Sharing was a problem for Waiters, heaving up shots when James, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love was open.But Waiters says he’s grown in the six years since. While he’s retained much of what makes him one of the NBA’s more colorful characters – including his affinity for his Philly Cheese moniker – becoming a parent and going through a few teams has taught him what James was trying to do when he started trying to take Waiters under his wing.Related Articles LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Ever since the invention of the shot clock, hoops players in streets and gyms and parks everywhere have done their own game-winning play-by-play to this soundtrack: “Five, four, three, two, one.”Dion Waiters has chased that feeling his whole life. In his head, he says, that clock is always ticking down.So it made sense then, that in just two nights in a Lakers uniform, Waiters has been a go-to guy as quarters end. After making a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the first scrimmage against Dallas on Thursday, Waiters was back at it Saturday, knocking down a pair of buckets in the final minute of a 119-112 win at HP Field House, in an arena devoid of fans.Waiters loves crowds, he said, and he loves to draw energy from them. But even when they’re not there, he thinks of the countdown.last_img read more