Sloss Festival Announces Lineup With Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson & More

first_imgSloss Music & Arts Festival will return to Birmingham, AL from July 15th – 16th, bringing along a number of exciting performers for the ride. The 3rd annual Sloss Fest will see performances from a number of Southern-based rock groups, including Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, and Sturgill Simpson. Also headlining the event is Odesza, with Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Spoon all coming in on the second line.The lineup has a lot to offer for fans of all genres, with Needtobreathe, Phantogram, Tycho, Judah & The Lion, Cherub, Conor Oberst, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Francis & The Lights, K. Flay, Waka Flocka Flame and more at this year’s event.You can see the full announcement below, and head to the festival’s website for details.last_img read more

Dickey Betts Joins The Devon Allman Project’s Macon, GA NYE Blowout

first_img“Midnight Rider” with Lamar Williams Jr.[Video: jmphillips21]Before the launch of The ABB in 2019, you can find Devon and Duane on tour through late February 2019 as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. Ticket links and information for those shows can be found here. Jan 20-24, 2019 | Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus with Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Ron HollowayJan 28, 2019 | Park City, UT @ The Cabin (Devon & Duane acoustic @ Sundance Festival)Feb 14-18, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rock Legends Cruise VI with Roger Daltrey and Buddy GuyFeb 20, 2019 | Stuart, FL @ Lyric TheaterFeb 21, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Parker PlayhouseFeb 22, 2019 | Ocala, FL @ Reilly Arts CenterFeb 23, 2019 | Ormond Beach, FL @ The Pavilion at Destination DaytonaFeb 24, 2019 | Clearwater, FL @ Clearwater Sea-Blues FestivalFeb 25 – March 1, 2019 | Tampa, FL @ Keepin’ The Blues Alive w/ Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd For the Devon Allman Project’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza, Dickey Betts joined the all-star cast right before the clock struck midnight, and helped the musicians ring in 2019 with a scorching rendition of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. The performance was highlighted by the father and son combo of Dickey and Duane firing blazing hot guitar licks back and forth, as Oakley rocked the low end. For the encore, Lamar Williams Jr. joined the stage for a heartwarming performance of “Midnight Rider”. It was a full-circle family affair, indeed. The Allman Betts Band DatesMar 28, 2019 | Torrington, CT @ Warner TheatreMar 29, 2019 | Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey PACMar 30, 2019 | Plattsburgh, NY @ The Strand TheaterApr 4, 2019 | Huntington, NY @ The ParamountApr 5, 2019 | Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak PACApr 6, 2019 | Staten Island, NY @ St. George TheatreApr 11, 2019 | Homer, NY @ Center for the ArtsApr 12, 2019 | Newton, NJ @ Newton TheaterApr 13, 2019 | Beverly, MA @ Cabot TheaterJun 29, 2019 | New Martinsville, WV @ Back Home FestivalSep 1, 2019 | Lakeville, PA @ Cove Haven Southern Rock FestivalView All Tour Dates Devon Allman Project w/ Special Guest Duane Betts Dates: On Monday night, The Devon Allman Project celebrated New Year’s Eve in the hometown of the Allman Brothers Band at Macon GA’s Grand Opera House. Fittingly, the southern rock show featured a slew of special guests, as former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts made an appearance, as well as his son Duane Betts, bassist Berry Oakley Jr., who’s father was the original ABB bassist, and Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams. The family affair seemed like a sneak-peak of the recently announced Allman Betts Band, which the original press release referred to as “the new ABB”, and includes Devon and Duane, along with Berry Oakley Jr., slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.last_img read more

Two change-makers say why education matters

first_img Read Full Story As part of Commencement festivities this week, the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted two members of the change-making 2018 Congressional class, Representatives Jahana Hayes (D-CT) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). Both dynamic lawmakers have a strong interest and track record of leadership in education — Pressley from a community-building, whole-child-sustaining point of view, and Hayes (a former National Teacher of the Year) from a classroom-informed, opportunity-and-equity point of view.Pressley, who in 2009 became the first black woman elected to the Boston City Council, last November became the first black woman to be elected to Congress from Massachusetts. And Hayes, a longtime history teacher, is the first black woman that Connecticut has sent to Congress.We spoke with them in the few moments they had before taking the stage to deliver keynote addresses at Harvard’s Black Graduation ceremony, held in Radcliffe Yard on May 28. The event was organized by the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance.last_img read more

Ex-worker pleads guilty

first_imgA former University employee in Notre Dame’s Office of the Registrar pled guilty to four counts of voyeurism last week in the St. Joseph County Superior Court. Don G. Steinke was originally charged with one count of voyeurism, but the State of Indiana added three more counts on Feb. 28, according to court documents. The state agreed not to file any further charges arising from investigation of the case, according to court documents. As part of the plea agreement, a six-year cap was placed on any total executed sentence Steinke receives. On March 7, 2011, a woman found a pen camera aimed at the toilet on the floor of a women’s bathroom in Grace Hall. The pen camera was turned over to Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), according to court documents. Steinke allegedly admitted to placing the camera in the women’s restroom with the intent to retrieve the camera and download the recorded video content. Notre Dame declined to comment further on the additional charges. “We were made aware of the camera, we investigated it and made the arrest,” University Spokesman Dennis Brown said. “We disabled the operation and worked closely with the prosecutor and law enforcement. We’re confident that the criminal justice system would play itself out appropriately and that certainly is what has taken place.” St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jerome Frese took the plea under advisement and set sentencing for April 26 at 9 a.m.last_img read more

Colombian Army Captures Alleged Narco-trafficker Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez

first_imgMexican Army Soldiers along with Federal and State police recently seized 5,022 kilograms of marijuana and arrested a man in the city of Playas de Rosarito, located in the northwestern state of Baja California. Among the suspects captured by anti-narcotics agents were Aurelio Araujo and Carmen Mariela Morales, the alleged leaders of the drug trafficking gang. Law enforcement authorities charged them with organizing and financing drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations. Uruguay’s Operation Anambe nets 17 suspects on drug charges Casanova Ordoñez allegedly served as the link between the Western Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Clan Úsuga narco-trafficking gang, and two Mexican organized crime groups, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. U.S. federal law enforcement authorities accuse him of trafficking more than 100 tons of Colombian cocaine into the United States, and in February, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated him as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Mexican Army, Police seize 5,022 kilograms of marijuana Mexican Army, Police seize 5,022 kilograms of marijuana Uruguayan counter-narcotics officers recently captured 17 suspects of an alleged drug trafficking gang which sailed cocaine-filled boats between the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Uruguayan counter-narcotics officers recently captured 17 suspects of an alleged drug trafficking gang which sailed cocaine-filled boats between the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Treasury officials have named more than 1,600 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000 according to the Treasury Department. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil fines of up to $1.075 million to more severe criminal penalties, that may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for corporate officers. Law enforcement officers took the suspects into custody as part of Operation Anambe, which included raids by Uruguayan law enforcement officers in the cities of Montevideo, Maldonado, Piriápolis, Punta del Este and Ciudad del Plata. During the arrests, they also seized 17 motor vehicles, two boats and undisclosed amounts of money and gold. The Baja California Coordination Group, comprised of Soldiers and police officers, received an anonymous tip during the early hours of December 20 that a man was putting large packages in SUVs. José Guido, 54, tried to flee, but security forces captured him and seized 290 bales of marijuana, which authorities suspect he intended to transport into the United States. The Colombian National Army announced December 21 the capture of Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of brokering deals between Colombian terrorists and drug traffickers and Mexican transnational criminal organizations. Soldiers arrested him in the Department of Valle del Cauca. Casanova Ordoñez allegedly served as the link between the Western Bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Clan Úsuga narco-trafficking gang, and two Mexican organized crime groups, Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel. U.S. federal law enforcement authorities accuse him of trafficking more than 100 tons of Colombian cocaine into the United States, and in February, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated him as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Mexican Army Soldiers along with Federal and State police recently seized 5,022 kilograms of marijuana and arrested a man in the city of Playas de Rosarito, located in the northwestern state of Baja California. Uruguay’s Operation Anambe nets 17 suspects on drug charges By Dialogo December 23, 2014 Treasury officials have named more than 1,600 individuals and entities under the Kingpin Act since June 2000 according to the Treasury Department. Penalties for violations of the Kingpin Act range from civil fines of up to $1.075 million to more severe criminal penalties, that may include up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $5 million for corporate officers. Law enforcement officers took the suspects into custody as part of Operation Anambe, which included raids by Uruguayan law enforcement officers in the cities of Montevideo, Maldonado, Piriápolis, Punta del Este and Ciudad del Plata. During the arrests, they also seized 17 motor vehicles, two boats and undisclosed amounts of money and gold. The Baja California Coordination Group, comprised of Soldiers and police officers, received an anonymous tip during the early hours of December 20 that a man was putting large packages in SUVs. José Guido, 54, tried to flee, but security forces captured him and seized 290 bales of marijuana, which authorities suspect he intended to transport into the United States. The Colombian National Army announced December 21 the capture of Hermes Alirio Casanova Ordoñez, an alleged drug trafficker suspected of brokering deals between Colombian terrorists and drug traffickers and Mexican transnational criminal organizations. Soldiers arrested him in the Department of Valle del Cauca. Among the suspects captured by anti-narcotics agents were Aurelio Araujo and Carmen Mariela Morales, the alleged leaders of the drug trafficking gang. Law enforcement authorities charged them with organizing and financing drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations.last_img read more

West Hempstead Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect was arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint in West Hempstead three months ago, Nassau County police said.Levar Burton was charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape and sexual abuse. The 24-year-old Amityville man was also charged last week with robbery and sexual abuse stemming from a case in Great Neck earlier this month. And now investigators are asking any other potential victims that might have been targeted by the suspect to come forward.“This individual is misguided,” Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a Nassau police spokesman, told reporters during a news conference Tuesday at police headquarters. “His actions are reprehensible.”Police alleged that Burton was masked and armed with a handgun when he approached the first victim on Terminal Road, forced her to drive to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Then, at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, Burton approached a 37-year-old woman from behind while the victim was walking on Middle Neck Road, demanded money from the victim and touched her inappropriately before stealing two phones from her and fleeing the scene, police said.LeBrun said that Burton threatened both victims and there was evidence that linked the cases, but he could not be more specific. The suspect worked as a newspaper delivery driver for MRG Distribution, but that it was unclear whether Burton was on the clock at the time of the attacks, he added.He was released last week on $100,000 bail before being arrested Monday for the December incident. Burton will be arraigned Tuesday on the new charges at First District Court in Hempstead.Special Victims Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this suspect to call them at 516-573-4022.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Remembering Muhammad Ali: 10 inspirational quotes to make you a better leader

first_img 469SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Fighter, poet, pioneer, icon, legend, the greatest, so many words can be used to describe the late Muhammad Ali. From his passion as a boxer to social issues and philanthropy we take a look at some of his greatest quotes. What better way to celebrate the life of a legend and cultural icon then to use his words to motivate leaders and future leaders.“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali“I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali“What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” – Muhammad Ali“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was” – Muhammad Alilast_img read more

Where lending is going in 2018 and beyond

first_imgCredit union loan growth is staying strong in 2018, increasing at a faster rate than last year. This is welcome news for credit unions, as lending likely is a vital component of their service offerings and overall growth strategy. With advances in technology, the lending space is constantly evolving to become faster and more efficient – as a byproduct, it’s also becoming more competitive.Looking ahead to the second half of the year and beyond, here’s what credit unions can expect in the lending space.2018: A Year of ExpansionBecause of the solid economy, loan growth is predicted to remain strong throughout the year. Auto lending and mortgage lending are both steady thanks to low interest rates. The Fed is likely to continue raising interest rates this year, but the competitive rates that credit unions provide will mitigate any potential decrease in overall demand for lending. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Tours Power Home Remodeling Group in Chester

first_imgOn ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Tours Power Home Remodeling Group in Chester SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 23, 2017center_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Chester, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation’s second largest exterior home remodeler headquartered in Chester. Established in 1992, Power provides top-of-the-line windows, siding, roofing, doors, solar and insulation for residential home projects across the U.S.“It’s always fulfilling to visit a company committed to its employees, its community and Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Power Home Remodeling takes that commitment very seriously with its unique corporate culture, Power Veterans Initiative and numerous charitable events. Those efforts, combined with its impressive growth, are making a positive, impressive difference in the workplace and in the Chester region.”“We were thrilled to share our new 100,000 square foot corporate headquarters with Governor Wolf,” said Asher Raphael, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Home Remodeling. “This space serves as the epicenter for our 13 territories, more than 2,250 employees, and 300,000 customers across the country. It is an exciting time for Power, as our new office positions us for future growth—helping to drive jobs and economic impact in Pennsylvania and beyond as we open 10-15 more offices in the next five years, all of which will be supported by our headquarters.”Recently recognized by Entrepreneur and Inc magazines as a top employer nationally, Power has remained committed to Pennsylvania since its founding 25 years ago, and to the City of Chester since moving its corporate headquarters there in 2012.last_img read more

E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’

first_img 43 Views   no discussions Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Electronic cigarettes turn nicotine into a vapour that can be inhaledScientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.Now researchers are hopeful that an increasing use of e-cigarettes could prevent some of these deaths.But some groups warn that e-cigarettes could normalise smoking.An estimated 700,000 users smoke e-cigarettes in the UK, according to Action on Smoking and Health. Some users combine “vaping”, as it is often called, with traditional cigarettes while others substitute it for smoking completely.E-cigarettes have also recently be found to be just as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit.Future hopeRather than inhaling the toxic substances found in tobacco, e-cigarette users inhale vaporised liquid nicotine.Robert West, professor of health psychology at University College London, told delegates at the 2013 E-Cigarette Summit at London’s Royal Society that “literally millions of lives” could be saved.“The big question, and why we’re here, is whether that goal can be realised and how best to do it… and what kind of cultural, regulatory environment can be put in place to make sure that’s achieved.“I think it can be achieved but that’s a hope, a promise, not a reality,” he said.A revolutionThis view was echoed by Dr Jacques Le Houezec, a private consultant who has been researching the effects of nicotine and tobacco.He said that because the harmful effects of its main comparator, tobacco, e-cigarette use should not be over-regulated.“We’ve been in the field for very long, this for us is a revolution.There is concern over the lack of regulation of e-cigarettes“Every adolescent tries something new, many try smoking. I would prefer they try e-cigarettes to regular cigarettes.” Dr Le Houezec added.Many are now calling for the industry to be regulated. An EU proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as a medicine was recently rejected, but in the UK e-cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine from 2016.Konstantinos Farsalinos, from the University Hospital Gathuisberg, Belgium, said it was important for light regulation to be put in place “as soon as possible”.“Companies are all hiding behind the lack of regulation and are not performing any tests on their products, this is a big problem.”Prof Farsalinos studies the health impacts of e-cigarette vapour. Despite the lack of regulation, he remained positive about the health risks associated with inhaling it.Healthy ratsE-cigarettes are still relatively new, so there is little in the way of long-term studies looking at their overall health impacts.In order to have valid clinical data, a large group of e-cigarette users would need to be followed for many years.Seeing as many users aim to stop smoking, following a large group of e-smokers for a long period could be difficult.But in rats at least, a study showed that after they inhaled nicotine for two years, there were no harmful effects. This was found in a 1996 study before e-cigarettes were on the market, a study Dr Le Houezec said was reassuring.Concern about the increase in e-cigarette use remains.The World Health Organization advised that consumers should not use e-cigarettes until they are deemed safe. They said the potential risks “remain undetermined” and that the contents of the vapour emissions had not been thoroughly studiedThe British Medical Association has called for a ban on public vaping in the same way that public smoking was banned.They stated that a strong regulatory framework was needed to “restrict their marketing, sale and promotion so that it is only targeted at smokers as a way of cutting down and quitting, and does not appeal to non-smokers, in particular children and young people”.Ram Moorthy, from the British Medical Association, said that their use normalises smoking behaviour.“We don’t want that behaviour to be considered normal again and that e-cigarettes are used as an alternative for the areas that people cannot smoke,” he told BBC News.But Lynne Dawkins, from the University of East London, said that while light-touch regulation was important, it must be treated with caution.She said that e-cigarettes presented a “viable safer alternative” to offer to smokers.“We don’t want to spoil this great opportunity we have for overseeing this unprecedented growth and evolving technology that has not been seen before, We have to be careful not to stump that.”BBC News HealthLifestyle E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’ by: – November 13, 2013 Sharing is caring!last_img read more