Last night, The Motet brought the funk to Portland, ME, marking the band’s first-ever performance in recently-added vocalist Lyle Divinsky‘s hometown. Check out some behind-the-scenes clips of the band’s day in Maine below via their Snapchat (@TheMotet).After taking in the local culture with a signature Portland lobster party, the band pulled out all the stops for their sold-out show at the Portland House Of Music where they were locked in with the packed crowd, making for an unforgettable performance. The band live streamed a large portion of the show from their Facebook page last night (starting with “Damn!”). You can watch the video (featuring 50+ minutes of Motet magic) below:Setlist: The Motet at Portland House Of Music – 10/13/16BROTHER MAN, DAMN!, TRUTH, FUNKIFY, LIKE WE OWN IT, CRETAN, KEEP ON, DANGER, SHAKE, WEARING IT OUT, GETTEN TO KNOW YOU, SOLAR PLEXUS, BACK IT UP, CLOSEDEncore: FOOL NO MORE, SERPENTINEThe band rounds out the first leg of their fall tour this weekend, with performances tonight Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT and tomorrow at Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Tickets are available through the band’s website.[Cover photo – Lauryn Sophia]
Read Full Story Around the world, Harvard Law School (HLS) alumni, students, faculty, and staff are using their skills and talents to transform communities.On April 20, hundreds of them gathered at HLS to take a closer look at the School’s local and global contributions of service during “HLS in the Community,” the final installment in the series of events held throughout the 2017–18 academic year in celebration of the school’s bicentennial.Throughout the day, attendees were able to take part in problem-solving hackathons and attend faculty-led workshops and sessions that focused on criminal justice reform, international human rights advocacy, and small business and entrepreneur support, among many other subjects.In the evening, guests were given the opportunity to interact with representatives from HLS clinics and programs at a clinical showcase and celebration, placing on display the school’s deep involvement in advocacy, policy, and commitment to student practice and pro bono legal services.
The following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.Most people don’t get excited when they find streets covered in plastic bottles and trash. But that’s exactly how we felt as we embarked on our summer internship.We knew all the statistics from our initial research— the 8 million tons of plastics entering the ocean every year, the growth to 80 million tons by 2025, and the notion that one day there may be more plastic in the ocean than fish. But until we actually saw the piles of discarded plastic and walked the beaches ourselves, it was really hard to imagine the horrific reality.Our summer internship project was to create a supply chain that would help Dell source more ocean bound plastic for its packaging in an environmentally and economically friendly way. We’d do that by extending the supply chain from Haiti to South Asia.It was a daunting task, but through collaboration inside Dell, with external experts, and with the support of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, we proved out a model for Dell that could make an ocean plastic supply chain a reality.Finding ocean plastic was only the first step in the journey. We knew other important supply chain factors must be taken into consideration, such as cost and continuity of supply, but a key focus of our project was to “deliver additionality.” This meant we had to demonstrate that Dell’s intervention would make a positive impact on ocean health that would have not otherwise been created. To do so we created a holistic strategy that would improve the existing waste management structure; targeting the root cause of the problem, not just a symptom. This approach considered the livelihoods and practices of informal sector collectors, local beach clean ups and community outreach programs, and increased demand for low value plastic.The net goal is an improved waste management infrastructure that will result in not only improved communities, but also remove millions of plastic bottles’ worth of material from the ocean. Better yet, we believe the process can be replicated and brought into other regions of the world. In fact, we hope it has to be, as our goal is to someday put ourselves out of the ocean plastics business in each location.The Dell internship experience went above and beyond our expectations. Where else could we say that our project helped create a new type of supply chain with the potential to help thousands of people in coastal cities? We can confidently say that we are changing the world.For more information on internships at Dell, visit jobs.dell.com.
Lions player Dayne Zorko prepares to mark the ball during a Brisbane Lions training session on November 30, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)The property at 198 Ferguson Road at Seven Hills is now under contract, and sold within a week of hitting the market. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe house in 2016, before the renovationBelle Property Carindale agent Amanda Van de Hoef said the property had attracted a lot of interest as it was a low-set house.“The new owners are a young family,” she said. “Everyone is happy with the outcome.” The original cabinetry remains but the floors have been doneThe sale price is not yet known, but the contract is unconditional. MORE: Brisbane Lions captain offloads home after split The living room before the renovation … Kalinda Salla and Dayne Zorko Source: Instagram The house at Seven Hills is under contractTHE love nest once shared by Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko and his glamourous ex Kalinda Salla has sold. And the kitchen before the renovation … and after the renovationThe couple shared the house before a messy split that was played out on social media. The median house sales price for Seven Hills is $879,000, and the highest price ever paid for a house on Ferguson Rd was $1.435 million in 2017, according to CoreLogic.The three bedroom house is listed in Zorko’s name, with property records showing the midfielder paid $742,500 for the home in 2016. Since then, the house has been painted, new floor coverings and window furnishings have been installed, as well as ducted air-conditioning and Crimsafe security screens on the windows and doors.