Before Portugal. The Man continues their ongoing 2018 winter tour tonight with a performance at Brooklyn Steel, the recent Grammy-winners will stop by the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre for a taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where they will serve as this evening’s musical guests. Other guests include Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior U.S. Senator from New York, and comedian Chris Gethard. The show will air tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.Portugal. The Man – “Live In The Moment” (Official Video)[Video: Portugal. The Man]The Alaskan-native, Portland, OR-based outfit has been one of the hottest bands in the world of late (the fact that their bus literally caught fire recently has ensured plenty of jokes to that effect). They also just announced an extensive new crop of tour dates which will have them on the road throughout much of this year worldwide before finally returning to Alaska for two tour-closing nights in Anchorage.See below for a full list of upcoming Portugal. The Man tour dates. For more information, or to cop your tickets, head to the band’s website.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesFEBRUARY6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT8 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT9 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT10 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT11 Madison, WI Overture Hall w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT13 Iowa City, IA IMU Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT18 Cleveland, OH Music Hall At The Cleveland Public Auditorium w/ Twin Peaks20 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Topaz Jones21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris24 London, UK Forum28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center
Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have announced a new joint master’s degree program. The two-year, full-time program, which will confer both a master of science in engineering sciences and a master of business administration, begins in August 2018.Designed to train future leaders of technology ventures, the program will provide a strong foundation in general management, build design skills, and extend students’ understanding of engineering. Prospective students must have an undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or a related technical field and at least two years of full-time work experience. The program will leverage existing HBS and SEAS curricula, as well as several new courses designed and taught jointly by faculty from both Schools.“Finding effective solutions to the most daunting challenges calls for thinking across the boundaries of disciplines,” said HBS Dean Nitin Nohria, the George F. Baker Professor of Administration. “The faculty who created this program designed it specifically to bridge the divide between engineering and business for aspiring leaders in the tech sector who want to drive and manage innovation throughout their organizations.”“This is a truly collaborative endeavor between HBS and SEAS,” said Frank Doyle, dean of SEAS and the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “The expansion of SEAS to a state-of-the-art science and engineering complex across the street from HBS presents a compelling opportunity to leverage the resources of our Schools. This collaborative program will meet the needs of an increasingly technology-driven world, in which breakthrough solutions to societal problems require deep knowledge of both engineering and business.”The program spans four semesters, augmented by additional summer and January term coursework. In the first year of the program, students will take a system engineering course that emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing complex systems, as well as the HBS MBA required curriculum, which conveys concepts and builds skills across disciplines relevant to general management, including marketing, organizational behavior, and finance.In the second year, students will take electives at each School. The program also features three new design courses that emphasize learning-by-doing and build students’ skills with human-centered design and lean experimentation methods. As graduate students at SEAS, students will be formally enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.To gain admission to the MS/MBA program, students must:Hold an engineering, computer science, or related undergraduate degree, with a record of outstanding academic achievement;Have at least two years of full-time work experience, ideally in designing and/or developing technology-intensive products;Meet the criteria for admission to both the HBS MBA program and the SEAS MS program.“We are looking for individuals who want to balance their passion for engineering and innovation with a deep understanding of management and leadership,” said Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid at HBS. “The students we are seeking have already distinguished themselves technically; this program will help propel them into leadership roles.”Details about the application process can be found here. Interested students can receive updates on the program by indicating their interest in the MS/MBA here.
NAIJA FOODSTrust our compatriots when it comes to making fast money. With most Nigerian visitors here trying to cope with the arrays of Russian dishes on offer here, some smart ones resident here are making a kill from selling our local delicacies. One guy from south of the Niger, is offering Nigerian foods for what is clearly exorbitant price of over 600 Rubles (about N3,400) per serving of a plate of Semovita and beef or chicken egusi soup to those who desperately desire.The stuff are going for them while those who can manage are eating the Russian meals. Donâ€™t ask me what I am eatingâ€¦.AFRICAN SOLIDARITYAfter Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria lost their first matches of the ongoing World Cup here in Russia, most Africans here appear to be their brotherâ€™s keepers, sharing emotions together. Everywhere you turn, you hear some folks asking you if you are from Africa. â€œWe are from Egypt, Sad Mohamed Salah is not our team that lost to Urugauay. Sad, Nigeria and Morocco also lost. Donâ€™t worry, we can get better in subsequent matchesâ€ observed an Egyptian who identified himself simply as Abdel. He is here with his beautiful wife and son. The kid has an Egyptian flag with Salahâ€™s image engraved on half of the coat of arms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NAIRA DEBIT CARD MESSAll around the world, Nigerians have the reputation of paying cash for most of their transactions. The introduction of debit/credit cards by most Nigerian banks has hardly changed that attitude of carrying cash around. Although the fear of losing such funds to thieves has sort of reduced that attitude.Here at the World Cup in Russsia those who are stuck to the old habit of cash in the pockets and not on the cards, are smiling, enjoying all that the Russians are offering. At the MacDonaldâ€™s, just 10 minutes walk from the hotels where most of us are resident in Pribaltiyskaya area of St Petersburg, some Nigerians who wanted to spend from their naira debit cards got the shock of their lives. After picking food and groceries, the attendant teller asked for money, they claimed not to have the Russian Rubles. One brought out his debit cards from two of the old generation banks with horse and elephants as logos. The POS declined. Several attempts yielded no result. With those on the queue becoming inpatient, yours sincerely tapped the shoulder of the guy with the cards and told him naira cards no longer work outside the country with the new CBN policies. Of course, they dropped the groceries but had to borrow Russian Rubles to pay for the food. They were lucky they got bailed out otherwise would have been hard way to learnâ€¦
+++Hurling action today focuses on the Seamus O’Riain semi final with Toomevara and JK Brackens meeting in the Ragg at 2. There’s a brace of County Senior Football quarter-finals to be decided this afternoon.Loughmore Castleiney and Kilsheelan lock horns in Golden at 4pm.At the same time in New Inn it’s the clash of Killenaule and Aherlow. Photo © Tipp FM