UPDATE 8/5: The Garcia catalog has now been added to Spotify as well! Stream on.August 1st marks the birthday of Jerry Garcia, and his estate certainly had a nice surprise in store for his fans. In honor of Garcia’s birthday, his entire catalog of solo albums will be released on streaming services for the first time ever.The newly-released discography includes all of Garcia’s solo studio albums, including Garcia, Garcia (Compliments), Reflections, Cats Under The Stars and Run For The Roses. Of course, this announcement wouldn’t be as potent without some live releases as well. Fortunately, the entire GarciaLive series, as well as favorites like Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound and After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80 will also be released.Not only that, but the press release promises more albums on the way. Just head to iTunes, Apple Music and Google Play and listen up for these great Garcia records.Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you.
German developer Innogy has marked the beginning of the first phase of Sofia offshore wind farm’s six-month site investigation as the vessel Fugro Pioneer left the Port of Sunderland to survey the project’s 220-kilometre export cable corridor.As part of this phase, both geophysical and geotechnical surveys will be carried out along the route from just off Teesside, between Redcar and Markse-by-the-Sea, to the wind farm site on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.The surveys should provide the flagship project’s consent and engineering teams with data about the seabed and marine conditions prior to construction.Sofia senior project manager, Innogy’s Damien Fensome, said that the 53-metre Fugro Pioneer will focus on geophysical surveys and will be at sea for up to a month, with members of both the Sofia and Fugro teams onboard as it sails the length of the route. A local guard vessel will be chartered to support the campaign.“This initial suite of surveys will cover a variable corridor of around 175 metres wide, and will include environmental grab samples, drop down video transects, sub-bottom seismic profiling, side-scan sonar, bathymetry and magnetometer surveys,” he said.The export cable route geotechnical surveys, that also form part of this first phase of the site investigation, are due to start in March and will take up to a month to complete. These surveys will comprise cone penetration tests and vibrocores and will be carried out from the vessel Despina.“Together the information collected will be analysed to build up a comprehensive picture of the seafloor and sub seafloor conditions, informing the need for further surveys, the final cable route, the landfall location and the most appropriate cable installation methodologies.“Given that Sofia’s 600km2 array site is 195 kilometres from the coast of the North East of England, and the export cable will be 220 kilometres long, we believe this is the longest such cable route survey ever undertaken for an offshore wind farm.”Further surveys are also planned to take place during the spring and summer, along the export cable, as well as at the array site on Dogger Bank and nearer to shore.According to Innogy, the full site investigation is due to be completed by August 2020.
Korean Culture Night was held at Bovard Auditorium on Wednesday night and consisted of a play “Save Our Souls,” as well as several performances by various Korean students and Korean student groups at USC.Take action · Kevin Lee (left), a senior majoring in business administration, and Wayne Park (right), a senior majoring in accounting and political science, performed in a play at the event. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojan“S.O.S was a really engaging tale that opened my eyes to the horrors that happen behind the scenes in sex trafficking,” said Jonathan Seo, a freshman majoring in accounting.Over 30 USC staff members and actors were involved in the production of the show. This year’s Korean Culture Night was not only used to promote Korean culture, but also to raise awareness about the issue of sex trafficking.“For the past three years, Korean Culture Night at USC has always been centered around the theme of hope — hope for the boy from a family of illegal immigrants in 2012, hope for the Korean adoptee finding her identity in America in 2013 and, this year, hope for both the victim and the victimizer in sex trafficking,” said Rachelle Song, executive producer of Korean Culture Night.The event not only drew USC students, but also attracted the parents of students involved in the show, as well as Korean students from other nearby universities such as UCLA. The show featured Wayne Park as Bryant Choi, Sophiea Kim as Robin Huhr, Kevin Lee as Luke, Joshua Moon as Han and Alice Han as Grace.“USC Korean Culture Night was not only a great performance with wonderful talent, but it also emphasized the importance of being aware of our surroundings and being actively a part of ending human sex trafficking in our society,” said April Kang, a freshman majoring in industrial and systems engineering.With excellent performances from all actors and actresses and several particularly moving scenes, the play proved to be an eye-opening experience for many members of the audience.“I personally felt like the performance was great, with lots of eye-opening and thought-provoking parts, but it did drag on for a little,” said Samuel Joo, a freshman majoring in computer science.Korean Culture Night was divided into two acts with a total of 15 scenes. It also featured Off the Grid, one of USC’s dance groups, and Haneulsori, a traditional Korean drum and instrument group at USC.“Some may say that one night of highlighting this issue won’t do much, but we disagree,” said Rachael Lee, the executive director of Korean Culture Night 2014. “One night can open the eyes of many people who may not have known how prevalent sex trafficking is in our communities. One night has the potential to inspire a person to rise up as a leader of a movement. So our aim for Korean Culture Night is not a simple night of entertainment. We want to use Korean Culture Night to say something, to open eyes.”