The String Cheese Incident Wraps Up Hulaween With Guest-Filled Finale

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident brought their Suwannee Hulaween festival to a close yesterday, wrapping up the four-day event at Live Oak, FL in style. The band highlighted the weekend with their “Stringier Thing” set tributing the 1980’s, and closed out the weekend with a great, guest-filled performance last night.After opening the show with “Song In My Head” and playing a few more songs to get into the groove, the band first called on guitarist Tyler Grant to help them on “Get Tight.” The second set featured more guest stars, as the band welcomed the Travelin’ McCourys for a three-song acoustically-oriented run to start the set. “How Mountain Girls Can Love,” “Shady Grove” and “Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance” were all collaborations between the McCoury clan and the Cheese Incident.Later on in the set, it was Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) and Joey Porter (The Motet) who would join in for the classic “Freedom Jazz Dance,” an Eddie Harris original that was regularly covered by the Jerry Garcia Band. Lalli’s Big Gigantic bandmate Jeremy Salken joined next, adding some drumming to “Round The Wheel.” Finally, Lalli would return for the final song of the night, SCI’s “Beautiful.”Check out the full setlist below, as annotated by SCI Tour. Cheese is now off the road until New Year’s, where they’ll resume their annual tradition and take over the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO for a multi-night run.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL – 10/30/16Set One: Song In My Head, These Waves, Djibouti Bump, Get Tight*, Down A River, Born On The Wrong Planet, Rain -> BollyMunsterSet Two: How Mountain Girls Can Love%, Shady Grove%, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance%, Bumpin Reel, Sometimes A River, You’ve Got The World, Freedom Jazz Dance^, Round The Wheel$, Beautiful#* = w/ Tyler Grant% = w/ Travelin’ McCourys^ = w/ Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic) and Joey Porter (Motet)$ = w/ Jeremy Salken# = w/ Dominic Lallilast_img read more

Leading the way toward racial healing

first_img Read Full Story Divinity School students Melissa Bartholomew and Rachel Foran are the co-chairs of the Harvard Divinity School Racial Justice & Healing Initiative, a group of HDS students committed to cross-disciplinary dialogue, scholarship, and training in order to address personal and systemic racism.HDS communications recently caught up with Melissa and Rachel to learn more about the initiative and their efforts to ensure conversations and engagement on racial healing and justice have an enduring place at HDS.HDS: Where do things stand with regard to the status of the Racial Justice and Healing Initiative? Is the idea that the “initiative” will become a “center”?Melissa & Rachel: We registered the HDS Racial Justice and Healing Initiative as an official HDS student group in January 2015. The long-term vision is to establish a Center for Racial Justice and Healing at HDS.Dean David Hempton and his administration have demonstrated consistent support for our efforts, and they have also been clear about the challenges of a center model. Our vision for a center reflects our collective response to the urgent need to cultivate racial justice and healing in our time, as well as to provide a foundation for generations to come. We are “dreaming big” and acting now to address the pressing moral crisis of racism.The tragic events in Baltimore underscore the urgency of this work. Racial justice and healing must become a national priority.last_img read more

Professors say Obama must overcome divisions within government

first_imgAfter President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Notre Dame professors said the President now faces the challenge of pushing his proposed agenda through a divided Congress. “Democrats and Republicans differ on the basic philosophical question of what government should be doing,” said David Campbell, associate professor of Political Science and director of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy. “The President’s challenge is to somehow try to find areas of common ground.” Campbell said disagreements on the government’s spending priorities will cause the biggest clash between House Republicans and Democrats. “Both agree that the domestic economy is the No. 1 issue,” he said. “They agree on the ends they are trying to achieve, but will disagree on the means. They’re going to differ on where cuts should occur and what the extent of those cuts should be.” Obama, who focused on the domestic economy throughout the majority of the speech, was very optimistic about America’s future, Campbell said. “He was trying to strike a Reaganesque tone with the language that he used,” Campbell said. “This speech, coupled with the address he gave at the memorial in Tucson a few weeks ago, marks the beginning of a new period for the President.” Based on the optimistic tone Obama struck, Campbell said, the speech was a “political win” for Obama. “When you have Republicans painting a dark picture and talking about how bad things are, optimism is going to beat the pessimism every time,” he said. Darren Davis, professor of political science, said Obama appeared willing to cooperate with Republicans, particularly in moving forward with the health care issue. “He seemed agreeable, but again this is the State of the Union, which is a very political speech to begin with,” Davis said. “The reality is that many things will break down in the end.” Davis said it will also be difficult for Obama to find a balance between cutting spending and creating the new domestic programs that he proposed in education, science and technology. “It’s not exactly clear that all of those things can be done simultaneously,” he said. “The question now becomes how much of what the President proposed can actually happen.”last_img read more

Suffolk Child Advocacy Center Offers Safe Space for Kids in Dark Times

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Andrea Ramos-Topper stays positive despite the thousands of heinous sex crimes against children she has helped law enforcement investigate at the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center that she’s run for two decades.A licensed master social worker, the children’s services division director maintains that upbeat attitude regardless of how many unspeakable details kids share with authorities in the Central Islip nonprofit’s playroom with a two-way mirror — a facility that’s proven key in making underage victims comfortable enough to open up to investigators.“A lot of people ask, how do you do this?” says Ramos-Topper. “Really the community that supports our efforts…really helps the children begin the healing process.”The National Children’s Alliance, which oversees about 300 similar centers nationwide, recently re-accredited the CAC, one of few on Long Island that work with sex crime survivors. The center also offers medical, mental health, peer-to-peer and other services.CAC opened in 1997 at the urging of a grand jury report that found issues with the  investigation into Katie Beers, the 10-year- old girl held in an underground bunker in Bay Shore for two weeks in 1992.“You can never overemphasize the critical role that the Child Advocacy Center has,” says Gregory Blass, the former commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Social Services.Retired Det. Lt. Greg Byrne, the ex-commander of the Suffolk County police Special Victims Section, agrees.“Without having a resource like the CAC, we certainly wouldn’t have the successes that we have in investigating and prosecuting these types of cases,” says Byrne.The center, a unit of the nonprofit EAC Network, expanded in 2010.“As we saw an increase in needs in the community,” Ramos-Topper adds, “We realized that there was a need for a larger facility.”More recently, they started the Safe Harbour program that provides services to survivors of human trafficking and sex trafficking. They’ve helped about 150 victims, including dozens of boys and girls in the past three years. Ramos-Topper notes the problem persists despite public ignorance.“The sad truth it does happen, and it happens here in Suffolk County,” she says.last_img read more

Binghamton University’s first Nobel Prize winner sets off for Sweden

first_imgWhittingham expressed humility on Tuesday afternoon. He says he’s excited to attend the prestigious event. M. Stanley Whittingham is among a group of three people sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry. The batteries, he says, could potentially transform electric vehicles, making them more efficient and mainstream. He also notes the impact they could have on home-energy storage, stimulating the development of more environmentally-friendly homes. Whittingham and his colleagues are being honored for their decades-long work on the development of lithium ion batteries. “I think there’s going to be a lot of pomp and circumstance. My wife and I, and the other Laureates, get to have dinner with the king the following night in a smaller setting,” he said.center_img Binghamton University will be holding a watch party on the 10th at 10:30 AM. The party is open to the public, and will be held in the Symposium Hall at Binghamton University’s Center of Excellence. Whittingham sets off for Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday, and will attend the Nobel ceremony on Tuesday, December 10th. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University’s first ever Nobel Laureate is packing his bags, headed for Sweden.last_img read more

Marcus Rashford calls on Man Utd fans for help ahead of Man City clash

first_imgAdvertisement Phil HaighWednesday 24 Apr 2019 3:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Marcus Rashford calls on Man Utd fans for help ahead of Man City clash Marcus Rashford has not scored in four games (Picture: Getty Images)‘United vs City and United vss Liverpool mean the most to every United player and every United fan,’ Rashford said in an interview with United Review.‘But, as a player, you have to understand that every game in the league is for three points and, whether you’re playing against Everton or Chelsea, they all have the exact same importance as when you play City or Liverpool. It’s the emotions which are a bit different.‘I know the fans are always emotionally attached to this game, like we are, and I’d just say always keep that feeling and we’ll do our best to get the three points.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPaul Pogba offered a similar sentiment, describing playing in derby matches as ‘beautiful’ as he prepares for the battle with City.‘You can see that those games are very intense and it is beautiful to play in those games because you get the experience,’ Pogba told Sky Sports.‘You have the crowd that are behind you and they just push you. To win those games is really beautiful. It feels like it is different from other games.’United are missing Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia in defence, but Luke Shaw is available again having served a suspension.Ander Herrera was thought to be making a return from injury, but did not arrive with the squad at the team hotel on Tuesday.MORE: Lorenzo Insigne would prefer Chelsea transfer over Liverpool switchMORE: Callum Hudson-Odoi undergoes surgery to repair ruptured Achilles Marcus Rashford has made something of a rallying cry (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Manchester United are up against it against Manchester City on Wednesday night and Marcus Rashford has called upon the Old Trafford crowd to have their emotions running high against the Premier League champions.United are the distant underdogs against their local rivals as City are bidding for three points to take them back to the top of the Premier League table.The Red Devils are coming off a demoralising 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Everton on Sunday, but they need three points themselves as they fight for a Champions League spot.United are currently in sixth but could leapfrog Arsenal into fifth, depending on what the Gunners do at Wolves on Wednesday evening.AdvertisementAdvertisementRashford knows what the task at hand is against Pep Guardiola’s men, but believes that a special atmosphere could be enough to swing the game United’s way. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties

first_img Environment,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 15 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“PENNVEST continues our commitment to clean water with the approvals of these loans and grants for a variety of water quality improvement projects in all corners of the commonwealth.” said Governor Wolf. “These projects benefit the environment, economic development, and public health and will further our shared goal of a clean and safe environment for our families to enjoy, as well as, my vision for a better Pennsylvania, both now and for years to come.”A list of project summaries follows:PENNVEST Drinking Water Projects:Bucks CountyWarminster Township Municipal Authority received a $11,583,000 loan to construct 12 units to treat the water to levels of “Non-Detect” level for Perfluorinated compounds. *Cambria CountyReade Township Municipal Authority received a $1,570,000 loan to replace approximately 1,350 feet of distribution line, 8,750 feel of raw water transmission line, and 420 residential meters.Clearfield and Jefferson CountiesFalls Creek Borough Municipal Authority received a $1,329,200 loan and $670,800 grant to construction an interconnection with the City of DuBois, a control meter vault, pressure reducing valve vault and 12,600 feet of water transmission line.PENNVEST Wastewater Projects:Cambria CountyEbensburg Municipal Authority received a $9,000,000 loan to replace 60,500 feet of main line piping, manholes and laterals comprising most of the wastewater collection system. **Hastings Area Sewer Authority received a loan of $9,520,899 and $3,154,101 grant to replace approximately 56,000 feet of existing sewer mains, 275 manholes, 695 laterals/observation ports and all other necessary appurtenances. **City of Johnstown received a $10,900,000 loan to construct 33,900 feet of sewer line, 8,400 feet of pipe liner, 205 manholes and 510 lateral inspection ports. **West Taylor Township received an $856,623 loan and $343,377 grant to rehabilitate sewer lines, manholes, and extension of service.Elk and Jefferson CountiesBrockway Area Sewer Authority received a $2,993,603 loan and $1,510,765 grant to upgrade components at the wastewater treatment facility, replace sewer lines, pump stations and force main.Erie CountyLake City Municipal Sewer Authority received a $4,612,000 loan to upgrade and expand their wastewater sewer facilities, provide a new lift station and force main.  This project supports the retention of 420 local commercial and industrial jobs.Fayette CountyFairchance-Georges Joint Municipal Sewage Authority received a $15,759,284 loan and $4,247,716 grant to expand the capacity of the existing treatment facility, as well as a pump station and 89,750 ft. of sewer line extension into Georges Township. **McKean CountyBradford Sanitary Authority received a $4,652,200 loan and $2,347,800 grant to construct two new aerobic digesters, new chlorine building, extended outfall diffuser, sludge dewatering, belt filter presses, activated sludge pumps and other related treatment facility rehabilitation and upgrades.Monroe CountyWhite Oak Country Estates Property Owners Association received a $775,000 loan to construct a new pre-cast concrete in ground package plant.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement Projects:Allegheny CountyHomestead Borough received a $1,209,656 loan to install green infrastructure in a partnership with Steel Valley School District.  The project will capture and infiltrate all the runoff form the site through the installation of four infiltration trenches with 18,900 cubic feet of storage.Storm Water Projects:Cumberland CountyMount Holly Springs Borough received a $1,640,650 grant to install approximately 2,088 feet of storm sewer pipe, 245 feet of grass drainage swales, installation of 26 inlets and installation of one rain garden and adjacent bollards.Northampton CountyBangor Borough received a $1,986,826 grant to eliminate the existing slate box culvert and replace it with a 66” storm sewer adequately sized to convey storm flows and prevent further property damage.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving FundsThe funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for the projects are disbursed after bills for work have been paid and receipts submitted to PENNVEST.For more information, visit or call 717-783-6798. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 18, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Countieslast_img read more

FCC strikes phone rate increase rule

first_imgWashington D.C. — With a 2-1 vote the Federal Communications Commission has frozen rural phone rates for two years. FCC chairman Adjit Pai and Republican Mike O’Rielly voted for the freeze. Democrat commissioner Mignon Clyburn voted against.The vote changes a six-year-old rule that has been criticized for raising phone rates for more than one million rural customers.The decision reverses a July increase that would raise rates from $18 to $20, then to $22 the following year.Pai called the rural mandatory minimum rate unfair in comparison to the average rate in high-income areas like Washington D.C. which is $13 per month.Commissioner Clyburn voted against the freeze and is in favor of approving policies that target fraud, waste and abuse.last_img

Leeds defend decision to stage open-top bus celebration

first_imgLeeds have defended their decision to parade their players in an open-top bus at Elland Road after their Sky Bet Championship title trophy presentation. Leeds had already sealed promotion back to the Premier League as champions. And a 4-0 home win against Charlton in their final match sparked more celebrations outside the stadium. “Following consultation with the SAG (Safety Advisory Group) and (Leeds City) Council, Leeds United arranged for a bus to be parked outside the East Stand reception as a contingency to assist dispersal should a crowd congregate at Elland Road, despite a month-long campaign from the club and supporter groups to encourage supporters to stay at home,” said a club spokesman. “The safety group believed that a brief appearance from the players with the Championship trophy would help to signal an end to proceedings, encouraging fans to head home safely. “In challenging circumstances, fan safety has always been our priority.”Advertisement Loading… Both Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and managing director Angus Kinnear had appealed before the game for Leeds fans to help in the fight against coronavirus by staying at home. But thousands of supporters gathered outside Elland Road. And the players boarded the bus to join in the celebrations. That was after their pitchside trophy presentation had concluded. read also:​Leeds partner with Adidas for Premier League return Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa was also on the bus. But he declined to speak to the fans and did not turn up for his post-match press conference. Goals from Ben White and Stuart Dallas gave Leeds a 2-0 half-time lead. Before substitutes Tyler Roberts and Jamie Shackleton added two more Charlton were consigned to relegation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Time10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soapslast_img read more