The Infamous Stringdusters Plot 2017 Fall Tour

first_imgThe Infamous Stringdusters will be hitting the road this fall, with just under twenty dates falling across October through December. The bluegrass act kicks off their tour with an appearance at Hillberry Festival in Eureka Falls, Arkansas, on October 13th. From there, The Infamous Stringdusters will join up with friends Leftover Salmon for a show the next night at Old Rock House in St. Louis, Missouri. Ahead of Halloween, the Dusters will hit Colorado for two nights at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on October 27th and 28th.Leftover Salmon Reveals 2017 Fall Tour DatesIn November, the group’s first run of the month sees the group play Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Madison, Wisconsin; and Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively. By way of a performance at Detroit’s St. Andrew Hall on the 14th and Pittsburgh’s Rex Theatre on the 15th, the Infamous Stringdusters will work their way eastward, eventually arriving in New York for shows in Buffalo and New York City on November 16th and 17th.The Infamous Stringdusters Tap Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, & More For Their Festy ExperienceAfter near a month off, the Infamous Stringdusters will head south of the border, returning to Strings & Sol in Puerto Morales, Mexico across December 8th through 11th. After returning stateside, the Dusters finish out their tour with a three-night southern run, with dates at the Revelry Room in Chatanooga, Tennessee, on December 14th; Music in the Mill in Hickory, North Carolina, on the 15th; and the Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina, on the 16th.[Photo: Brandon Weil]last_img read more

Good works, and fine experience

first_imgFor people without adequate health care, a simple trip to the dentist can be life altering.Lisa Simon found that out last summer while visiting underserved populations in western Massachusetts as part of a new University-wide program that supports public service. A student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Simon shadowed workers in the dental department of the Holyoke Health Center, which provides dental services to people in need, including low-income residents, retired veterans, and prisoners in the county jail.“Seeing the dramatic difference you can make in someone’s life when you are really addressing simple needs — needs that I think people who have access to dental care don’t appreciate — was really, really striking,” Simon said.Simon, who is interested in the integration of dental and primary care and the use of health information technology in rural areas, also developed some recommendations on how to better address public health needs in the Holyoke community. The work offered her invaluable hands-on experience, she said, and helped her to reflect on her chosen path.“Being exposed to just how great oral health care need can be in certain communities keeps reminding me why I chose dentistry. … It’s a place where one really passionate person can make a big difference.”Making a difference is at the core of the Harvard initiative that she participated in, and that is currently accepting its next group of applicants. Harvard President Drew Faust today launched the second year of the Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program, which supplies grants to Harvard students in public service during the summer.The Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program, which supplies grants to Harvard students in public service during the summer, is accepting applications. At an April luncheon, President Drew Faust (left) spoke to the first round of fellowship recipients. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“It’s been remarkable for me to watch as every year more and more students transform their own lives by making a real difference in the lives of others through public service,” said Faust. “Harvard began as an institution for the public good, and our commitment to serving others is at the heart of our identity, and at the heart of our purpose as a research university.”Established by Faust with the help of an anonymous donor, the program awards 10 fellowships to undergraduates and graduates who pursue a range of projects, including government and community service, nongovernmental organization and nonprofit work, and innovative efforts to serve the common good. The grants are for up to $5,000 for undergraduates and $8,000 for graduate students.Last summer, Harvard junior Carolyn Chou helped recent immigrant youth to improve academically and have fun. Chou ran the Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment Summer Program (BRYE), one of 12 summer camps coordinated by Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), with support from the fellowship program.Chou, who has mentored young urban women through PBHA’s Athena and Leaders! programs, and has worked previously in a tutoring, mentoring, and summer programming capacity with BRYE, enjoyed taking a leadership role in the program.“It was a really exciting opportunity to take ownership of a program and learn all of the things that go into running, in this case, a summer program, but I think any youth nonprofit program,” said Chou. She planned the camp’s curriculum, activities, and field trips. She recruited children and hired staff during the spring. While the camp was in session, she observed classes, offered teachers feedback, and took part in afternoon enrichment activities.Running the camp gave her both a good balance of day-to-day administrative tasks, she said, and a sense of how to envision broader goals for the program, including “what it should look like, what skills it should impart to the kids, and what kind of environment I want to create.”Gene Corbin (from left), assistant dean of student life for public service, fellowship recipient Carolyn Chou ’13, and Catherine McLaughlin, executive director of the Institute of Politics, discuss public service during the spring luncheon. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerChou, who intends to continue with nonprofit or advocacy work after graduation, said the summer experience also kept her focused on a future career.“It’s really important to have an experience like the one I had this summer to stay grounded and to understand what I would be fighting or advocating for down the line.”For former police officer and current Harvard Law School student Sean Driscoll, investigating check fraud, money laundering, and insider trading were all part of his summer experience as an assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.In addition to “mooting” — practicing opening and closing statements with attorneys – Driscoll conducted legal research, interviewed witnesses, and worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in preparing cases for trial.The scholarship helped take the pressure off the need for a well-paying job during the summer, Driscoll said, and gave him critical experience in the field.“I was able to do a job I really wanted to do and not be far behind financially, and be far ahead personally in terms of getting the experience I wanted.”Participants agreed that connecting with similar-minded students in various service projects is another important aspect of the program.“It creates a real community and the feeling that you are not alone in doing this type of work,” said Driscoll, who hopes the program eventually will create a vital network of Harvard alumni involved in public service, one that future Harvard students can then tap into.The students praised the University for its support of public service work and the strong message it is sending with the fellowships.Chou said the program signals that at Harvard “public service is important, and it’s present, and it’s something we are willing to invest in.”Driscoll agreed, saying, “To have a Harvard-wide statement … that this is something that the President’s Office, that President Faust herself values … it’s sending a message.” <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPUCmn_F7Ww” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/zPUCmn_F7Ww/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>last_img read more

How you can avoid the “Sunday Scaries”

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details We may be weeks away from Halloween, but for many of us, a typical Sunday is just as frightening. Even if you’re satisfied with your professional life, thinking about the end of the weekend and the workweek ahead can be daunting. Here are three ways you can avoid the “Sunday Scaries.”Make the most of weekdaysWe often look forward to the weekend so much that it makes us trudge through the workweek in a constant slump. Instead of throwing all your positive energy to Friday night through Sunday evening, find positives in every other day as well. Schedule things to look forward to throughout the week, whether it’s happy hour with your coworkers, a recreational sports league, or just Netflix time with family. Finding ways to enjoy yourself on a regular basis will help you to live not just “for the weekend” but for everyday as well.Unplug and live in the presentStop spending so much time checking social media on your weekends off. When you’re constantly plugged in and engrossed in all our social accounts you lose sight of what’s happening around you. Before you know it, it’s Sunday night and the weekend has flown by. So, when the workweek is over, make a conscious effort to connect directly with friends and family and get away from your device. Enjoy time outdoors, take in a movie, or just relax at home. Getting unplugged will remind you of what’s important and will create a happy and positive feeling you can carry with you into the week ahead.Be productive on SundayOf course you want to rest all weekend long because you work so hard during the week. But, find time on Sunday to look at what’s on your plate in the coming workweek. You don’t have to spend hours working and checking emails, but getting a good grasp of what you should expect will help you to feel less stressed on Monday morning. So, to avoid a “case of the Mondays,” take a quick look at your calendar/planner and get your mind right for what’s to come.last_img read more

Bodnar to drive PACE cut-backs

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Canaries make Gutierrez loan swoop

first_img “It is an opportunity for me to get back in the game and to try and do my best for the team,” he said on www.canaries.co.uk. “Personally I want to do the right things on the pitch and win my place, and then for the team we want to finish as high as we can. “It is a tough league, all the games are difficult, but we have a good opportunity.” The 30-year-old effectively took his leave of the Magpies over the weekend when he posted a series of farewell messages on his personal Twitter account suggesting that his time at the club was over. Gutierrez will link-up once again with Norwich manager Chris Hughton, who was in charge at St James’ Park between June 2009 and December 2010, as he led the Magpies out of the Championship and back into the top flight. Press Association Norwich have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez on loan from Newcastle for the rest of the season. Norwich are certainly in need of reinforcements as they look to pull clear of the relegation zone, with the Canaries in 15th place but only two points ahead of 18th-placed Cardiff. Hughton feels Gutierrez’s Premier League experience can benefit his squad in the fight to secure top-flight survival. He said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk, following confirmation of the move: “Jonas is somebody that will certainly bring experience – he has played close to 200 games for Newcastle, so he knows the Premier League very well. “He has been in England for five years, so there won’t be that settling in period that you would have with some other players, and that is important, particularly in January when you need players that can go straight into the squad. “Jonas can play on either flank and in a central position, so he’s a very welcome addition and we look forward to working with him.” Argentina international Gutierrez joined Newcastle from Real Mallorca during the summer of 2008, when he signed a five-year contract. He has made 195 appearances for the club and scored 11 goals, although has figured only twice this season, starting the 4-0 defeat by Manchester City on the opening weekend of the campaign and then coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 Premier League victory at Cardiff on October 5. Gutierrez hopes he can make an instant impact at Carrow Road. last_img read more

SIAC once again leads NCAA Division II football attendance

first_imgAtlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) received a notice by the NCAA indicating that it had inadvertently missed five games among the SIAC’s total football attendance for the 2013 season.With the addition to the five games, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance average for 11 consecutive years. The missed games from the 2013 slate included: Albany State vs. Fort Valley State (Fountain City Classic), Albany State vs. Miles (SIAC Football Championship), Benedict vs. Fort Valley State, Central State vs. Morehouse (Chicago Football Classic) and Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic).The attendance of the five games totaled was shy of 67,000 giving the SIAC an attendance total of 334,783 averaging 6,696 among 50 games in 2013.“We very much appreciate the staff at the NCAA for bringing this discrepancy to our attention,” said SIAC commissioner Gregory Moore. “The SIAC takes great pride in the incredible fan support that has allowed us to lead NCAA Division II football attendance 11 consecutive years and 22 of the last 24 seasons.”Since 1990, the SIAC led Division II football’s average attendance for 22 seasons including totaling 300,000 on 17 occasions. Within the time frame, the league holds the highest number for season attendance with 456,289 (1994) averaging 10,140 per game featuring conference teams that year.About The SIAC:The SIAC is a NCAA athletic conference consisting primarily of historically black colleges and universities with headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The primary mission and purpose of the SIAC is “to leverage intercollegiate athletics to the benefit of our student-athletes and to advance the overarching strategic interests of SIAC member institutions.” The SIAC includes 15 member institutions (Albany State University, Benedict College, Central State University Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, Tuskegee University) which are located within a contiguous six-state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio). The SIAC sponsors seven men’s and six women’s sports and is a proud member of the NCAA Division II.For more details, visit www.thesiac.comlast_img read more

URUGUAYAN-BRED GAGA A OUTSPRINTS BRAZILIAN-BRED GAS TOTAL TO TAKE $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT HANDICAP BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; BAZE & DRYSDALE TEAM FOR MILE AND A HALF TURF WIN IN 2:29.78

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2015)–Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Gaga A made an auspicious U.S. debut at a mile and a half on grass Sunday at Santa Anita, as the 6-year-old Uruguayan-bred mare sat close to lethargic fractions and outsprinted favored Gas Total to take the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap under Tyler Baze by 1 ¼ lengths. With favored Gas Total sauntering on the lead through splits of 25.91, 50.57, 1:16.50, 1:41.91 and 2:06.35, Gaga A angled off the rail a furlong out and stopped the clock at 2:29.78.Idle since winning a Group III stakes at 1 5/16 miles in France on Nov. 11, Gaga A was off at 6-1 in a field of six fillies and mares three and up and paid $15.80, $4.80 and $4.20.“They were walking!” said Drysdale. “A mile in 1:41 and four?…She quickened well which was nice to see. The plan is to take her to Arlington next for the Modesty (Grade III, 1 3/16 miles on July 11).In a racing rarity, owner/breeder Haras Phillipson owns the one-two finishers in the Possibly Perfect and has them with two different trainers (Richard Mandella has Brazilian-bred Gas Total).“Mr. Phillipson has a stud farm in Brazil and a stud farm in Uruguay, but these horses have all come to us from France,” said Drysdale.“Neil got her ready and she was just a dream to ride,” said Baze. “I didn’t really have to steady turning for home but I threaded the needle. She’s a push-button horse to ride. She galloped out well after the wire and she was full of energy. I gave her a nice pat crossing the wire, she threw her ears up and was just having a good time.”Gaga A, who improved her overall record to 29-5-3-5, picked up $46,080 for the win, increasing her career earnings to $273,031.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Gas Total, who came off a second place finish on the main track in the Grade I Vanity Stakes May 9, was the heavy 3-5 favorite and finished 1 ¾ lengths clear of Irish-bred Halljoy. Gas Total paid $2.60 and $2.20.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, HallJoy sat second early and proved third best, finishing a head in front of Customer Base. Off at 9-1, she paid $3.60 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m.   Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more

ODDS ON FAVORITE HUNT CRUISES TO 1 ½ LENGTH WIN IN $75,000 SIREN LURE STAKES AS PRAT & D’AMATO TEAM FOR HILLSIDE SCORE IN 1:12.73

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2016)–Represented by the red-hot connections of Flavien Prat and Phil D’Amato, heavily favored Hunt pounced on pacesetter Act a furlong from home and motored to a convincing 1 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course–which will undergo a complete surface renovation following today’s races.Santa Anita’s current Spring Meet leading trainer with 17 wins, D’Amato won yesterday’s Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) with Midnight Storm and he’s also the track’s leading stakes winning trainer with four added money wins. Prat, who’s one-up on Rafael Bejarano with 23 wins at the meet, has won 10 races on turf in the last eight racing days, with four of them coming in stakes.“I love this hill, but Hunt loves it too,” said Prat of his Irish-bred equine companion, with whom he’s now won three consecutive hillside races. “He’s a really nice horse and he’s getting better and better with every race. He did everything right today.”With the Siren Lure serving as his first stakes win, Hunt now has four wins from his last five races, all them down the hill. Dispatched as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, Hunt paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Owned by Michael House, the 4-year-old gelding is now 16-5-5-2. With the winner’s share of $47,400, he increased his earnings to $221,729.“He’s so effective around this one turn, sprinting on the turf, so I’d really like to focus on keeping him here and try to get him in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint,” said D’Amato. “I’ll need something before that, so maybe the Eddie D. (Grade III, 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf on Sept. 30) would give us a graded opportunity.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Toowindytohaulrox sat third in behind Act and the winner approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane and proved second best, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Act. Off at 9-2, “Toowindy” paid $3.60 and $2.10.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Act bounced out of his outside post position and showed the way to the top of the lane before tiring to finish third, 3 ¾ lengths in front of the lone filly in the lineup, Miss Double d’Oro. Off at 7-2, Act paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.58, 43.74 and 1:06.61.The Siren Lure was run as the first of nine races on Sunday. Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 6, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather dominates the rest of the week, starting today. Sunny, dry, and pleasant conditions with low relative humidity and gradually warming temps will be here through Friday. We may have to look at a bit of on and off cloud activity tomorrow, but nothing that brings any kind of moisture, and sun will still be a big part of the day.We still have moisture coming for the weekend, but we are delaying the start, and shortening the duration this morning. We should see sunshine hold through Saturday, albeit with increasing clouds. Rain starts after midnight Saturday night, and we see scattered showers through Sunday. We won’t completely rule out thunderstorms for Sunday, but they look to be less of a threat. Moisture totals can be from .25”-1” combined, but that upper end of the range is not as likely either…with most of us getting three quarters of an inch or less. Coverage of rains will be about 80% of the state. The map above shows rain potential for Sunday.Dry weather is in Monday, but we have to allow for scattered showers to be back in on Tuesday. Coverage for Tuesday is only about 40% of the state, and it is biased more toward the southern half to two thirds of Ohio, but this is still a wetter change in our forecast this morning. Rain totals can be from a few hundredths to a third of an inch.The rest of the week is relatively dry, although we have to keep an eye out for scattered showers trying to pop up on an isolated basis for next Thursday into Friday. Our next good front likely does not develop until into next weekend., for the 16th and 17th.We finish out the extended 11-16 day forecast window with a cold front arriving around the 21st, bringing rains of half an inch or less to 80% of the state.last_img read more

Natural Gas Pipelines Are Leaking

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members The CO2 emissions associated with the burning of natural gas are less than the CO2 emissions associated with burning an equivalent amount of coal. Because of this fact, natural gas is seen by many policy makers as a “clean” alternative to coal.In the last few years, however, climate activists have been pointing out two worrisome facts: (1) methane (natural gas) is a potent greenhouse gas — about 80 times more potent than CO2 (on a mass basis) during the first 20 years after the methane is released; and (2) our nation’s natural gas pipelines are much leakier than some people thought.Putting these facts together, some experts have concluded that “natural gas is worse than coal.” We need to transition away from natural gas At the BuildingEnergy 17 conference in Boston on March 9, 2017, four experts gave a presentation called “Methane Leaks, Public Policy, and the Future of Natural Gas Grid.” The presenters were Audrey Schulman (from Cambridge HEET), Nathan Phillips (from Boston University), Patrick Parenteau (from Vermont Law School), and Marc Rosenbaum (from South Mountain Company).Nathan Phillips, a professor at Boston University, has published several papers that focus on the scale of the gas leak problem, including Mapping urban pipeline leaks: Methane leaks across Boston and Fugitive methane emissions from leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure in urban environments.The presentation was an eye-opener. After hearing from these four experts, I’m more convinced than ever of the importance of transitioning away from natural gas and focusing on all-electric solutions.In this article, I won’t pretend to lay out all of the important research on this topic. Interested GBA readers who want to delve a little deeper can find many online articles on the effects of natural gas leaks and the scope of the problems… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more