Over the weekend, Matt Butler and his Everyone Orchestra traveled through the southeast to play a very special “Everyone’s Dead” set, with stops at Salvage Station in Asheville, NC and at The Pour House in Charleston, SC. The all-star lineup featured Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Claude Coleman Jr. (WEEN), Holly Bowling (keys), Ian Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Mosier (Blueground Undergrass), Wallace Mullinax (Dead 27s), and Mike Quinn.The band played through Grateful Dead classics, spinning each tune into their own improvisational happy place. On Saturday night, Greensky Bluegrass’s Anders Beck joined the party on dobro. Thanks to taper chrisdavis, you can listen to the full show below:Setlist: Everyone Orchestra | The Pour House Deck | James Island, SC | 3/11/17Jam, Sittin’ On Top of the World, intro/tuning, Sugaree, I Know You Ryder, The Women Are Smarter, He’s Gone, Black Muddy River, Band Intro[cover photo via Everyone Orchestra Facebook]
Walter H. Abelmann, professor of medicine emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and member of the faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology (HST), died on Jan. 6. He was 89.Abelmann was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, in 1921. After being educated in Switzerland, he immigrated to the United States in 1939. He received an A.B. from Harvard in 1943 and an M.D. from the University of Rochester in 1946.Abelmann’s research focused on the physiology and the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system, and led to the recognition and definition of the high cardiac output states in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, bacterial pneumonia, disorders of the blood, and nutritional deficiencies. He published more than 260 scientific papers and edited several books. In addition, Abelmann was a consultant to several Boston-area hospitals and universities.At HMS, Abelmann taught basic as well as clinical courses, including pathophysiology, physical diagnosis, internal medicine, and cardiology. He also introduced a system of evaluating courses. His teaching rounds stressed the mechanisms of disease, the underlying scientific basis of manifestations, and of therapy. He formed close relationships with many of his postgraduate students and fellows, and was very proud of the leadership positions they attained. Many of the 68 fellows he trained in clinical and investigative cardiology became professors, chiefs of cardiology, and heads of cardiovascular societies.In his retirement years, Abelmann remained active in HST, taught a popular undergraduate seminar at MIT titled “The Art and Science of Medicine,” edited the HST newsletter “The Connection,” and, until 2006, was director of HST alumni affairs.He is survived by his wife, Rena; sons Arthur and Charles; daughters Nancy, Ruth, and Karen Gross; and nine grandchildren.Contributions in his memory may be made to the Walter H. Abelmann Family Book Fund at the Harvard College Library, c/o the Recording Secretary, Holyoke Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. There will be a memorial celebration of Abelmann’s life in the spring.
Norges is likely to retain its interest in the two Lenbach Gärten properties – which total 29,000sqm – for some time.The two assets are let to McKinsey & Co and Conde Nast.AM Alpha has kept a 5.1% stake in the two properties for a co-investment fund it advises.The firm will manage the co-investment vehicle, which will buy stakes in German real estate.Norway’s sovereign wealth fund began stepping up acquisitions in ‘core’ Europe in 2012, entering the German real estate market via a €784m joint venture with AXA REIM. The fund’s first German acquisitions were in Berlin and Frankfurt – a primarily retail asset in the German capital and a second combining office and retail in Frankfurt’s central business district.A spokeswoman at NBIM at the time said the German market would form an important long-term focus for its real estate portfolio, alongside the UK and France. Norges Bank Investment Management has bought its first properties in Munich on its own.The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund has paid AM Alpha €176.1m for two office assets in the centre of the German city.The deal is the fund’s first German purchase without a partner.Siegmut Boehm, managing director at AM Alpha, said: “We had overwhelming interest when we started the bidding process from both international and domestic investors, and we are glad to have chosen a top financial institution like Norges Bank Investment Management as an investor for our prime properties.”
The county is spending at least $870,000 on start-up costs and renovations in order to turn a vacant 17-acre correctional site into the temporary shelter.After that point, another $5.5 million in annual operating costs will be spent to provide beds, showers, hot meals, medical services and other help for up to 125 people who are determined to be chronically homeless.The county will pay Gulfstream Goodwill Industries $2.6 million to operate the temporary facility.Officials hope the new facility will eliminate a tent city of more than 150 homeless people at John Prince Park in Lake Worth Beach.“We are excited about the opportunity to assist our neighbors in need and happy the project is progressing despite the challenges” related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bolton said. A temporary homeless shelter being developed next to the South Florida Fairgrounds will open later than originally expected, due to delays related to the coronavirus pandemic, Palm Beach County officials said this week.The county now hopes to finish renovating a vacant correctional site to be used as a homeless shelter by the end of this month, although there is no date yet for when it could open, Assistant County Administrator Nancy Bolton told The Palm Beach Post in an email.When the County Commission approved the $8.6 million project in February, officials hoped it would open in May.“We have had some challenges confirming delivery dates due to various COVID restrictions and shipping,″ Audrey Wolf, the county’s facilities director, said.Palm Beach County approves $2.5 million emergency homeless shelter https://t.co/nKXIwjsJKz pic.twitter.com/YB0cXgKaIT— WPTV (@WPTV) April 14, 2020
Published on April 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm I was surprised when I got the email, mostly because I forgot it was supposed to be coming. It was April 17, 2015, and I was sitting alone in my freshman-year dorm room in Booth Hall, looking for any way to distract myself from an upcoming astronomy test.The subject line read: “Welcome to Baruch College!” The content of the email detailed my acceptance for the Fall 2015 semester to the Manhattan-based school, one that’s roughly a 40-minute subway ride away from my home in Queens. I had filled out the application to transfer from Syracuse three months earlier.Now, I’m incredibly fortunate to have so many great friends at Syracuse, some that I’ve met and worked with at The Daily Orange, and still another group that includes my roommates and an extended group that’s basically my roommates. They’ve made my time here more incredible than I could have ever imagined.I’ve offhandedly mentioned a few times to my friends — nearly all of whom I met sophomore year or later — that my freshman year was tough. I never seriously talked to most about how close I was to leaving. Or about the times when finally managing to get out of bed felt like the day’s biggest accomplishment. About the days when all I felt was sad and worthless.I was depressed. It affected every part of my life. I couldn’t make many new friends, I struggled to keep in touch with old ones and I had some of the worst grades I’ve ever had, in any level of schooling.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMy passions lost their luster. I’ve always been a big sports fan and always loved comedy, too. The day before my COM 107 final I was as down as I’d ever been. I tried to watch the New York Giants game and the previous night’s “Saturday Night Live,” two things that almost always made me happy. On that day, neither did. I could barely study. All I could do was sit in my bed, exhausted by how terrible I felt. I scraped by with a C on the test.Seemingly worse was the stigma. I refused to believe that anything was truly wrong. It took months to schedule an appointment for the counseling center. When I finally went and saw someone I knew in the waiting room, I lied and said I was there for a class assignment.A month ago I told one of my closest friends about my freshman year and told him I might write about it. Even then, I refrained from using the word “depressed,” and he noticed. It stemmed from a weird sense of shame, as if I couldn’t say how I felt because then I’d be devaluing the experiences of those who’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression. He correctly told me that was the way to wrong to think. Thanks for that.My story, while unique to me, isn’t particularly uncommon. There are plenty of college students who struggle with adjusting to the new environment. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five Americans experiences mental illness in a given year. NBA All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love talked about it this year. I’ve had friends tell me their freshman year sucked, too.At first I didn’t say anything because it was difficult. It still is. But I generally don’t mention it now because I no longer feel that way.There are moments where doubt and sorrow creeps back in, as they do for most people. I’ve largely learned to deal with it— through sports and comedy, including a healthy dose of self-deprecation — and can truthfully say that for the last few years, I’ve felt consistently better than I did back then.So I’m not writing this to get anything off my chest, or for any pity. This is actually making me open up far more than I feel comfortable doing.Instead, I’m writing this because a little less than four years ago, I desperately needed to read it. I needed to know, from someone I could relate to, that things would improve.Journalists write with the hope that their piece will have an impact. This is no different. If you feel down, talk to someone about it. If you feel like you don’t really have someone to turn to, just like I did, then I welcome you to turn to me. I truly mean that. My email and Twitter are below. I’d love to hear from you. If you’re in the area, I’d love to meet you in person.As I’m lucky enough to constantly be surrounded by love, from friends I came so close to never meeting, I realize my struggles with mental health never truly defined me. Things did get better.And if you’re struggling now, I know one day you’ll realize that too.Tomer Langer was a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @tomer_langer.– 30 – Comments Facebook Twitter Google+