Ben & Jerry’s Share Origins Of Phish Food On 20th Anniversary [Watch]

first_imgBen & Jerry’s came out with their famed “Phish Food” ice cream 20 years ago today. The two business owners, Ben and Jerry, considered themselves “lucky to be associated” with the band, their fans, and the culture that comes along with Phish, even joining them on stage in 1996 at Clifford Ball. The history of the ice cream brand is pretty unique, and the story is told in this newly released video.The ice cream company is the only time that Phish has given their name to a product, drummer Jon Fishman explains in the video interview. They decided to do so as an alternative way to raise funds that could be donated to charity. In 1997, Phish established The WaterWheel Foundation with royalties of Phish Food.The WaterWheel Foundation chooses non-profits from a large sphere of needs including social services, primarily those benefitting women and children; environmental, with a focus on clean water and land conservation with public access; as well as food banks, urban gardening and the like. Thanks to the generosity of the fans, since its creation WaterWheel’s Touring Division has donated over $1,000,000 to more than 425 groups.Watch the full video below:last_img read more

Ethics panel clarifies how judges give testimony

first_imgMark D. Killian Managing Editor Judges no longer have to be subpoenaed before being able to give testimony to an investigative entity, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee.The ethics advisory panel also recently ruled that a judge may not participate in a law firm’s litigation program at a firm retreat, but may belong to a Bar section’s executive council and serve in a nonprofit group’s leadership to improve a community’s quality of life. A judge also should discourage organizations from raising scholarship money in the judge’s name. SubpoenaReversing several prior opinions, the JEAC has ruled that a judge need not be subpoenad before giving factual testimony to an investigative entity. Opinion Number: 03-04.In several earlier opinions the committee had interpreted Canon 2B to require that a judge be under subpoena when the judge is testifying as a character witness or giving factual testimony.“The committee at this time elects to overrule its opinions in 98-15 and 00-7, ” the JEAC said. “These opinions prevent judges from cooperating with entities such as law enforcement, The Florida Bar, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission when they are investigating matters.”The commentary to Canon 2B allows a judge to give information pursuant to a formal request to a sentencing judge or a probation or corrections officer and there is no difference in a judge giving information to an investigative entity upon a request and a judge giving information to a sentencing judge, a probation officer, or a parole officer upon request, the committee said.“In matters dealing with law enforcement, the judge could be viewed as obstructing justice if the judge refused to cooperate when he or she has relevant information and is requested to give this information,” the committee said. “In matters dealing with investigations by The Florida Bar regarding attorney misconduct or the Judicial Qualifications Commission dealing with judicial misconduct, the judge has an ethical obligation to cooperate with these entities.”The committee also found that non-testimonial interviews about factual matters, as long as they are not in violation of any other parts of the Code of Judicial Conduct, do not require a subpoena. Firm RetreatA judge may not participate in a law firm’s litigation program by presiding over mock trials at a firm retreat . Opinion Number: 03-03.The inquiring judge said several judges have been invited to the training retreat to help improve the trial skills of the firm’s lawyers. The judges would be the firm’s “honored guest” at an “upscale resort” and preside over a mock trial and critique the firm’s associates.The panel said while judges are encouraged to engage in activities to improve the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice, attending the retreat would violate the “spirit and intent” of several canons.“Undoubtedly, a litigant would be uncomfortable appearing in front of a judge who had recently been an honored guest at the opposing law firm’s educational retreat,” the panel said. “This creates a reasonable doubt as to the judge’s capacity to act impartially.”The committee also said entertaining a judge at an exclusive resort by a private law firm carries an appearance of impropriety and the canons preclude a judge from accepting any gift or favor from anyone who has come or is likely to come and whose interests have come or are likely to come before the judge. Community InvolvementA judge, under the aegis of a nonprofit organization, may serve in a leadership capacity to implement nonpartisan, citizen-developed recommendations to improve the community’s quality of life by improving race relations. Opinion Number: 03-01.The inquiring judge has been asked by a community-based organization to serve as implementation chair in connection with a study regarding race relations. The judge said its mission is to open dialogue, conduct impartial research, and consensus building.“Since the judge does not plan to be involved in fundraising or lobbying, and since there is little possibility that the civic organization will appear in court, it is not a violation of Canon 5 of the Code of Judicial Conduct for the judge to serve as chair of the implementing committee,” the committee said. “If it appears that the duties as chair require the judge to engage in activities which may conflict with the code, the judge should delegate some of the responsibilities to other officers.” Legal GroupsA recently elected judge may remain a member of the executive council of the Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as a member of the real estate partnership that owns the building in which the judge’s former law firm rents offices and continue to receive a regular distribution of the income from that partnership. The judge also may continue to receive periodic payments from the former law firm for the judge’s equity interest in the firm. Opinion Number: 03- 02.The JEAC said the panel has previously found that a judge could serve as chair-elect of the Family Law Section and that a judge may serve on the Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee. Therefore, the committee held that a judge may remain a member of the Trial Lawyers Section and, as appointed, chair committees of the council after assuming the bench.“Further, the committee has continuously stated that a judge may be a member of and chair such councils as long as the judge’s involvement does not reflect on the judge’s impartiality or neutrality as a judge,” the panel said, adding, however, judges should not hold offices in local bar associations, “because such an election gives the appearance of the judge exerting pressure on lawyers that must litigate before that judge.”The committee also cautioned that judges are prohibited from lobbying for section legislative positions and “should avoid involvement in any activity which might reflect on the judge’s impartiality or neutrality.”As far as the judge’s continued membership in the real estate partnership that owns the building rented by the judge’s former law firm, the judge may continue to receive periodic distributions of the income from the partnership, but should disclose the relationship and, upon motion, be recused from any cases involving the firm due to the ongoing landlord/tenant relationship, unless a proper remittal of disqualification has been executed.Judges also may receive periodic payments from former firms for their equity interest in the firm or the firm may execute a note payable to the judge to pay the balance owed for the judge’s equity interest. Scholarship FundsA sitting judicial officer may not permit a not-for-profit organization which is controlled by a voluntary bar association to solicit funds for a scholarship named for the judge. Opinion Number: 03-05.The inquiring judge has been informed by a nonprofit foundation controlled by a voluntary bar that it has, and intends to continue, soliciting funds for a scholarship named for the judge as tribute to him as the first president of the voluntary bar and for his service as a judge.In several opinions, the committee said it has addressed the issue of lending the prestige of judicial office to charitable fundraising events and has made it clear that if the judge’s participation in any way involves the solicitation or gives the appearance of the solicitation of funds, the judge may not participate.“The committee concludes that as to the funds already raised, the judge has not lent the prestige of the office,” the panel said. “The committee sees no reason why that fundraising would be affected. Moreover the tribute is permissible and the judge’s only obligation is to avoid lending judicial prestige to further fundraising.”The committee said despite the “admirable goals of the foundation’s activities and the fact that the judge is well deserving of the honor to be bestowed,” it advises the judge to discourage the foundation from using the prestige of his office to advance its private interests by future fundraising activities in the judge’s name.The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is expressly charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting a judge or judicial candidate. Its opinions are advisory, and conduct that is consistent with an opinion may be evidence of good faith on the part of the judge, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the committee’s interpretive opinions.The full text of the committee’s opinions is available on the Supreme Court’s Web site at www.flcourts.org. Once there, click on the “Judges’ Page” link in the left-hand column. Ethics panel clarifies how judges give testimony Ethics panel clarifies how judges give testimonycenter_img June 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Biocenter_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Sumner’s Barammee Janla sprints in the 55-meter dash at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. Janla placed first in 6.71. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPEllsworth’s Brandon St. Germain competes in the long jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. St. Germain placed second with a distance of 17-09.75. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPSumner’s Sally Lockhart competes in the high jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP123PreviousNextORONO — Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a and Natalie Coleman led their team to a fourth place finish at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet on Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.Taungatu’a placed first in shot put with a distance of 32-09.75. Coleman placed first in the 2-mile run in 13:34.54 and second in the mile in 1:08.10.The Bucksport girls finished the days with 48 points. Ellsworth placed sixth of seven teams with 20 and Sumner seventh with eight. Orono won with 84 points, with Old Town close behind with 83.For the boys, Sumner placed fifth of seven teams with 32 points. Ellsworth was sixth with 30 and Bucksport, seventh with 11. Old Town won with 120 points, with Orono trailing in second place with 86.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor the Bucksport girls, Sydnie Howard contributed a second-place finish in the triple jump with 27-02. Howard also placed third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.95.For the Bucksport boys, Skyler Fraga placed first in the 1-mile in 5:06.37.For the Sumner boys, Christian Kimball placed first in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.77. Baramee Janla placed first in the 55-meter dash in 6.71 and second in the 200-meter dash in 23.67.For the Sumner girls, Emily Martin placed third in the 55-meter dash in 8.43.For the Ellsworth girls, Elizabeth Perry placed second in shot put with 30-09.50, and Olivia Lounder placed third in the 1-mile in 6:14.99.For the Ellsworth boys, Brandon St. Germain placed second in the long jump with 17-09.75.last_img read more

Alumna founds youth mentoring organization

first_imgJulian Jenkins, the senior director of regional recruiting for the company Next College Student Athlete and avid supporter of The Big Homie Project, said he has seen how inspirational Diep has been to community members in the East Palo Alto and greater Silicon Valley area.  Diep said The Big Homie Project is unique in that it not only works to inspire the youth in the area, but it also allows adults to see the impact they can have on students’ lives without it being dependent upon monetary donations or other financial help.  Diep, a 2018 graduate, spearheaded the program The Big Homie Project, in spring 2019 to provide opportunity for a demographic that often falls through the cracks. The program aims to connect rising high school juniors and seniors in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a “big homie” mentor and help marginalized students enter career fields where they are often underrepresented.  Where there are gaps in academic and career achievement for underprivileged kids in the Bay Area, alumna Jacqueline Diep works to build bridges.  Diep’s desire to help underprivileged youth is inspired by her own story: After growing up in foster care and struggling with homelessness, she credits the mentors throughout her life for achieving her goals. Diep said she believes healthy mentorship is the biggest contributor to a student’s success and drive. Diep said exposure was the first step to fulfilling the achievement gap that many underprivileged youth face, but success in college and career pursuits is not the only goal of The Big Homie Project. The organization also prioritizes opening doors to new experiences and hobbies for the students, such as joining sports teams or going to recreational centers in the area.  “When you’re able to visualize and see someone who looks like you in a position or doing something that you might want to do, it’s more [easily] obtainable,” Diep said.  “There’s a lot of people that want to give back and a lot of people that like giving back to young people but may not just know how to do it,” Jenkins said. “So [Diep] gives them a platform because she’s actively doing it.” Jacqueline Diep created the program to give back to her community in the Bay Area after her own difficult childhood. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Diep) Makayla Miller, a senior at Palo Alto High School and a student in The Big Homie Project, hopes to study psychology or social work and said she has found great guidance in her “big homie” Auriel August, a Stanford general surgery resident. Miller said having a mentor who she can personally relate to and see herself in keeps her motivated and focused.  Diep’s search for adults to mentor students goes further than their success; she looks for mentors who come from similar backgrounds and demographics as the students she aims to help, as she believes representation is a key component for students to thrive.  Diep hopes that through The Big Homie Project, she can give back the mentorship she received and provide essential guidance for students just like her.  “For me, the monetary exchange is you and the position that you’re in and the fact that you can actually help a kid and you can change someone’s life without having to open up your wallet,” Diep said.center_img “When you see people on TV, you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s a one in a million chance that could happen for me,’” Miller said. “But when it’s someone that is in your community, someone that you can call on the phone and talk to if you want to, then it’s more like, ‘I can continue pursuing what I want to pursue and I can get to where I want to get because this person did.’” “Some of these mentorship programs [are] very generic and it’s like, ‘Oh, let me help you with homework or let me help you with college applications,’ but [our goal is to] peel back that layer a little bit more,” Diep said. “I realized that I would not be where I am at today, I would not be a high school graduate, a college graduate, let alone a USC graduate, had it not been for my social worker, my teacher, mentors, people who just really looked out for me,” Diep said.  “For most people who come from either underserved communities or come from the background I come from, we don’t talk about it,” Diep said. “It’s never ever a ‘poor me’ story because that will never ever get you out of the circumstance that you’re in. You have to be able to just push forward. And what I realized was that [with] a lot of kids in the community, especially East Palo Alto, I saw a mirror image of myself, basically.”  Diep said she is certain volunteering as a mentor for marginalized youth and creating networking and bonding opportunities for them is far more impactful than any amount of money could be.  “My goal is that every kid figures out a way out of a community like East Palo Alto,” Diep said. “Facebook is a few blocks away and you have all these companies that are a few blocks away and yet you have this community over there that’s struggling.” “Kids — if they’re not given exposure to certain things, they’re not gonna know what it is,” Diep said. “But through rock climbing, [Miller’s] confidence was built and she’s now a very advanced climber because of The Big Homie Project.”  “Yeah, of course you can give them money … but time and physically being there … there’s not much to replace that,” Jenkins said. Working at tech giants such as Facebook and Google, Diep said she would often get caught up in the day-to-day grind that defines the startup capital but wanted to extend herself further than just her job and give back to her community. Looking toward her immediate surrounding area, Diep centered The Big Homie Project on a demographic she felt needed the most attention — youth in East Palo Alto, a predominantly Black and Latinx city in the Bay Area that is often stigmatized as dangerous.  Rock climbing was never something Miller would have considered taking up as a hobby had it not been for her mentor organizing an outing to the local Planet Granite facility.  CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said that the organization name was Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It is the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. The Daily Trojan regrets this error.last_img read more

Zack Greinke leaves Dodgers for the birth of his first child

first_imgIndeed, Zack Greinke was calling to say he wouldn’t be at the ballpark Thursday. His wife, Emily, was about to deliver the couple’s first child. Since Emily Greinke is in Los Angeles, Zack probably wouldn’t be back in time to make his scheduled start Friday.This was wonderful news for the soon-to-be parents, not so wonderful for the Dodgers. Brandon Beachy had been lined up to start Saturday’s game against the Mets until he was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. Brett Anderson was lined up to start Sunday until he hurt his ankle.With one early-morning phone call, the Dodgers were suddenly down three starting pitchers for the next three days.Ian Thomas will start Friday instead. The left-hander was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the fourth time this season Tuesday. He will become the 13th different pitcher to start a game for the Dodgers this season.Thomas has a 7.20 earned-run average (five innings pitched, four earned runs) in two appearances for the Dodgers, both out of the bullpen. He pitched 24 1/3 innings in five starts at Triple-A, posting a 5.55 ERA. NEW YORK >> Don Mattingly’s phone rang ridiculously early Thursday morning, around 5 a.m.Not his cell phone, either — his house phone.“The house phone doesn’t hardly ever ring now, ever, either the one at home or the one on the road,” the Dodgers manager said. “House phones just don’t ring anymore. I forget that we had one at home. The only reason we have one is because the alarm has to be linked to something.”Odds were this was something fairly serious. It was not a false alarm. As for Greinke, “you never know what’s going to happen with Emily,” Mattingly said. “We’ll see where it goes. There’s the potential that he’ll possibly pitch this weekend. … Maybe he’ll get back for Saturday, maybe he’ll get back for Sunday. He may not get back for either one.”Greinke, who has a 43 2/3-inning scoreless streak, will be placed on paternity leave through the weekend, unless he comes back sooner. That will allow the Dodgers to call up a player from the minor leagues without sending anyone down.Anderson updateAnderson wouldn’t rule himself out for making his scheduled start Sunday after playing catch and doing a light workout at Citi Field before the game.“I was able to push off, balance on my back leg, make sure it was stable and I got it taped up,” he said. “I’ll go in tomorrow and throw my bullpen, go on, and they’ll tell me when they want me to pitch.”Anderson pitched just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday before leaving the game against the Washington Nationals. An MRI revealed inflammation in the sheath surrounding his left Achilles tendon, and he’s still wearing a walking boot away from the field as a precaution.Beachy could always come back and start Saturday’s game, though the organization would prefer he continue to get work at Triple-A. Should the Dodgers tap the Oklahoma City pipeline, veteran left-hander Eric Stults is scheduled to start Friday, followed by Zach Lee on Saturday and Joe Wieland on Sunday.Also …Chris Hatcher (oblique) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. Carlos Frias (back) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday. It will be the first minor-league rehab appearance for both pitchers. … Pitchers Josh Sborz and Philip Pfeifer, two of the Dodgers’ top five picks in the June draft, were assigned to rookie-level Ogden. … The Dodgers claimed three of the top 21 best-selling individual jerseys, based on sales from MLB.com between Opening Day and the All-Star Game. Clayton Kershaw ranked fourth, Adrian Gonzalez 20th and Yasiel Puig 21st.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more