Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier is bringing his southern-bred grooves to Brooklyn Comes Alive! The pedal steel guitar player will lead bassist Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), and Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) through a game-changing mix of covers that is not-to-be-missed.Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. Having shared many stages with legendary acts like the Allman Brothers, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, and so many more, Collier is ready to step in front of any crowd and consistently deliver a jaw-dropping performance.The Roosevelt Collier New York Get Down promises funk, soul, blues, and rock and roll. With these five incredible players sharing a stage, there’s no telling what’s in store.Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.So far, BCA has officially announced the following supergroup formations:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis’s Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikEarth, Wind and PowerJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J DillaStay tuned for more lineup announcements over the coming weeks! In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following artist list:Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Full Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Artist-At-Large)Showcase Sets:RIPEOrgan Freeman
Harvard students Beth Drucker ’13 and Daniel Brandt ’12, along with more than 100 other student leaders from more than 60 universities across the United States and Canada, traveled over the holiday break to Israel to participate in the Hasbara Fellowships Israel Activism Training Program.Participants heard from historians, journalists, military personnel, politicians, and academics who offered a variety of perspectives on various topics. Students had the unique opportunity to go on strategic tours of Sderot, Hebron, and the Israeli borders with Syria and Lebanon. This year, participants also met with an Israeli member of the Knesset, received top briefings at the Knesset and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and visited Project Better Place in Tel Aviv to learn about Israel’s advances in alternative energy.
Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global economy and financial markets.In Indonesia, the government has made various efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, including implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), which were first imposed in April. However, the restrictions greatly impacted the economy.According to a research study conducted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) between June and July, around 60 percent of small businesses might only survive six months if the pandemic restrictions remain in place.In the study, which involved 147 small businesses, 92 percent of the respondents expected a more than 50 percent year-on-year (yoy) fall in revenue.Haryo Aswicahyono, a researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), said it was indeed a challenge for the government to work on flattening the curve while also stabilizing the economy curve.At times like this, Haryo considered high frequency data or time-series data collected at an extremely fine scale as key to better mitigate the crisis.“High frequency data is very important for evidence-based policy,” said Haryo on Thursday, during a webinar hosted by Tenggara Strategics, a business and investment research and advisory institute.“[During a pandemic], economic activities, variables and behaviors change quite rapidly. So we need high-frequency data or real time indicators to be able to create a good policy to mitigate the crisis,” he explained.Read also: Indonesia works on use of big data for better decision-making processFrom a business point of view, Prasetiya Mulya University School of Business and Economics dean Fathony Rahman mentioned that high frequency data could also be used by entrepreneurs to make predictions and make quick decisions for their business.“You can create possible scenarios based on the data and your understanding of the business,” he said.However, he noticed that only several pieces of data were available for free.Haryo shared a similar view to Fathony, mentioning that high frequency data was not only valuable for policy-making, but also for businesses, particularly start-ups.“If the big data is available free of charge, [maybe because it comes from the government], start-ups then could use the data,” said Haryo, “The bloodline of start-ups is data.”The government is currently working on the use of big data to leverage Indonesia’s digital transformation and push for data-driven decisions.Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said his office had developed a national strategy for artificial intelligence development that would serve as an example of the use of big data in the public and private sectors.The strategy, which was launched in August, aimed at helping economic development and reducing inequality by focusing on the use of AI for health services, bureaucratic reform, education and research, food security and mobility and smart cities, Bambang said during The Jakarta Post’s Jakpost Up Close webinar on Wednesday. (jes) #wearmask #usesoap #mothermessage #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #keepyourdistance