The four day excursion of Dominican Holidaze closed on a high note, as the fans assembled in Punta Cana, DR were treated to sets from Manic Focus, Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Michal Menert in succession. The final performances came to close the ultimate four-night experience that saw additional performances from STS9, Lotus, Lettuce, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), The Floozies, Goldroom, and Deitch (DJ Set). To open up the last day, Manic Focus provided the perfect pool party to cool off after three days of non-stop adventure. Sunshine, chill vibes, and good company was all that was needed to start off another perfect day.Umphrey’s McGee took the main stage for the sunset show, with Ryan Stasik playing a portion of the set with an actual parrot on his shoulder. Opening with old favorite “2nd Self”, the band really kicked into gear with a high-energy “Puppet String”. More old material followed, as “Push the Pig” led into a wild jam that eventually landed on “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles. Funky dance tune “Day Nurse” came next, and that kicked off a long segment of non-stop music, eventually segueing into “Resolution”, which contained teases of “You Are My Sunshine” and more Beatles with “Norwegian Wood”. The electronic rocker “Blue Echo” came next, eventually transitioning into John Lennon’s magnum opus, “Tomorrow Never Knows”, which contained a jam centered around Miles Davis’s “It’s About That Time”. The emotional high point of the night came during “Upward”, before “Partyin’ Peeps” delivered the ultimate beach vibes with it’s reggae-tinged verses. Finally, Umphrey’s brought things to a close with a newer song in “Attachments”.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16One Set: 2nd Self, Puppet String, Push the Pig > Dear Prudence, Day Nurse > Resolution > Blue Echo > Tomorrow Never Knows, Upward, Partyin’ Peeps, Attachments with You Are My Sunshine (Davis/Mitchell) tease and Norwegian Wood (The Beatles) jam unfinished with It’s About That Time (Miles Davis) jamAfter a brief break for dinner, The Disco Biscuits arose to their Sunday night throwdown with no restraints for two full, jam-heavy sets and an “On Time” encore. The night seemed to be moving at perfect speed, with tDB showing up their impressive skills with a four-song second set that included fan-favorites “Crickets” to start and “Munchkin Invasion” to close.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16Set I: Morph Dusseldorf, Rock Candy (Marc Brownstein song), Pimp Blue Rikkis, Gangster, Story of the WorldSet II: Crickets, The Champions, Spaga, Munchkin InvasionE: On TimeBy midnight, it was time for everyone’s new favorite Grateful Dead act to get acquainted with their fans in a new location. Marking their first offshore performance, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the late night with an unidentified jam that turned into a rendition of Neil Young’s “Vampire Blues” before continuing in their typical Dead-fashion.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/4/16Public Soundcheck: Jam %% ->Vampire Blues (JR) ->King Solomon’s Marbles ->Jam ->New Speedway, Boogie @ (TH) ->Music Never Stopped @ (SM), Uncle John’s Band (All)Set I: Scarlet Begonias # (TH) ->Cassidy $ (SM) ->Fire on the Mountain % (TH) ->St Stephen (All) ->Alligator ^ (SM) ->St Stephen Reprise (All) ->The Eleven (TH & JR) ->Deal (TH) ->Scarlet Begonias Reprise &Set II: Dancing In The Streets *(SM) ->Eyes Of The World (TH) ->Throwing Stones (SM) ->Cumberland Blues + (All) ->Throwing Stones Reprise (SM) ->Ramble On Rose (TH), Truckin (SM) ->Born Cross Eyed JamE: Shakedown Street ** (TH)%% – This was probably an actual song, but nobody knows the title yet – Dave might. Will update when I hear [email protected] – Both unfinished. NSB was just 2 verses & MNS lacked the jam at the end# – With Cassidy Teases (TH)$ – With Rubin & Cherise Teases (MB)% – With Rubin & Cherise Teases and Cassidy Teases (TH & band)^ – Unfinished& – First Time Played by Almost Dead* – With an unknown tease (MB)+ – With a “Duo Jam”** – With “Serpentine Fire” (Earth Wind & Fire) teases (MB & TH)All photos courtesy of Josh Timmermans // Noble Visions.
Australia-Harvard Fellowships are offered by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation supporting learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia.These Fellowships are aimed at creative scientists normally based at Harvard who have a persuasive plan for collaborative work in Australia with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish to follow-up joint initiatives at Harvard.The Foundation seeks to attract applicants whose work will bring clear benefit to Australia as well as Harvard. The Foundation normally envisages a working visit of several months, during which it encourages Fellows to interact widely including with educators and students. Some senior applicants prefer a shorter visit, but one that enables them to take a primary role in a symposium or instructional course open to numbers of Australians. Another option is the opportunity to undertake longer studies, for example, of sabbatical duration.The Foundation especially values applicants who can demonstrate strong potential for ‘break-through’ impacts resulting from their collaborations and where its contribution may be seen as ‘seed capital’ for superior innovations.Australia-based applicants become eligible when they can demonstrate significant value in working at Harvard with a former Fellow from Harvard, and have the intention to bring advances back to their Australian institutions.Australia-Harvard Fellowship grants are donated to eligible Australian institutions which administer the funds on standard terms.Further details of Australia-Harvard Fellowship are on Harvard Club’s website.Applications for 2019 awards close on Sept. 10 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by end-December 2018. Read Full Story read more
This probably won’t come as a surprise: The USC men’s water polo team is favored to win the NCAA championship this fall.After becoming the first school to win the NCAA championship four years in a row, the Trojans were expected to be great again this year — but what they’ve done this season so far is remarkable, and the odds are in their favor to raise the trophy once again this December.Bear hunter · Junior utility Mace Rapsey, a 2011 All-American Honorable Mention, delivered a key goal in USC’s narrow 7-6 win over Cal last Sunday. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanThe No. 1 Trojans aren’t even halfway finished with their season, but they’ve already claimed marquee wins over the rest of the expected title contenders.On Sept. 16, they claimed one-goal victories over then-No. 4 Stanford and No. 2 UCLA in a tournament held at the Cardinal’s home pool.Then, in their nationally televised home conference opener against No. 4 California on Sunday, the Trojans came back in the final period to claim a 7-6 victory. And that was with All-American junior driver Nikola Vavic saying he had a bad game.Vavic’s father, longtime USC coach Jovan Vavic, has overseen an unprecedented run by the water polo team during his 18 years at the helm.USC hasn’t missed the four-team NCAA tournament since 2004. The squad has played in the NCAA championship match eight of the past nine years, claiming six titles.And those championship wins have come at a variety of venues on the road — Stanford, Bucknell, Stanford again, Princeton and then Berkeley the past two years.But this year, for the first time ever, the Trojans will have the advantage of hosting the NCAA tournament at the McDonald’s Swim Stadium on campus. USC will also play at home for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament.That’s a welcome sign for a team that has won 18 matches in a row at home, dating back to a 12-9 loss against California in October 2010. The Trojans ended up avenging that loss later in the season with a 12-10 win over California in their own pool to clinch the NCAA title.Many might have expected USC to regress this year after graduating driver Peter Kurzeka, last season’s top scorer, and goalie Joel Dennerley, who last season became the first male goalkeeper to win the Peter J. Cutino Award, the most prestigious individual honor in water polo.But the Trojans have simply replaced Dennerley with a pair of similarly impressive goalkeepers in junior transfer James Clark and redshirt sophomore Ely Bonilla.Clark, who backed up Dennerley on the Australian national squad in this summer’s Olympics, averaged 10 saves and 4.3 goals allowed in three games. Bonilla has averaged 8.4 saves and 4.4 goals allowed per game in six appearances. Those numbers compare favorably to Dennerley, who averaged 9.2 saves and 5.4 goals allowed per game in his historic senior season.On offense, USC has reloaded behind the younger Vavic, sophomore driver Kostas Genidounias and a whole lot of depth.Vavic, who was second on the team last year with 41 goals, has already tallied 27 goals this season. He moved into 20th place on USC’s all-time scoring list after making the game-winning goal against Cal on Sunday.Genidounias, the reigning MPSF Player of the Week, is the Trojans’ only other double-digit scorer with 14 goals.The dangerous duo are just two of the 20 players that have found the back of the net for USC this season. 13 of those players have scored at least six goals.There’s no doubt that the Trojans still have plenty of tough opponents left on the schedule — but the powerful four-team hierarchy of USC, UCLA, Stanford and Cal is rarely threatened by other teams.One of those four teams has won every NCAA championship since 1997, when Pepperdine beat USC 8-7 in double overtime. USC hasn’t lost to an opponent outside of that four-team group since 2005, in a 5-4 road defeat also against Pepperdine.It bodes well for the Trojans that they’ve already defeated their three main rivals this season. If USC can keep pulling off victories against those three teams when they inevitably clash in the conference and NCAA tournaments, fans could see the first ever five-peat right here on campus in December.Does anyone want to bet against them? “Chin Music” runs every other Thursday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Will at [email protected] read more