Spread The Word Announces Family Band With Members Of SCI, Sunsquabi, Break Science, More

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, Spread The Word Music Festival has just revealed another exciting component of the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), and Spread The Word Family Band. Today, the festival revealed that the Spread The Word Family Band will feature Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Kevin Donohue (Sunsquabi), Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band), Clark Smith (Dynohunter), Ashley Niven (Tiger Party), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi).The full billing includes Magic Beans, Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant Farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, Caribou Mountain Collective, The Orcastra (The Orcastrator Live Band), Avenhart, Emma Mayes & The Hip, Dog City Disco, Cosmic Mesa, and Morsel, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra set conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes. Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.last_img read more

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Dominican Police Find Wreckage of Small Drug Plane

first_imgBy Dialogo February 01, 2012 Human remains and plastic objects commonly used to wrap shipments of cocaine were found by Dominican authorities at the site of a plane crash, according to the country’s National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD). The small plane, apparently carrying cocaine, crashed in the rugged terrain of the rural community of Barahona, in the southwestern part of the Caribbean island, and its occupants died when the plane caught fire. Roberto Lebrón, a spokesperson for the anti-drug agency, stated that the same small plane had been chased in early March 2010. On that occasion, he said, six individuals who were preparing to receive a drug shipment at a clandestine airstrip were arrested. The men were subsequently released by a Barahona court on grounds of insufficient evidence. “We’re sending wrappings and objects to INACIF [the National Forensic Sciences Institute] for the required tests, the same as parts of the human remains to Forensic Pathology,” the spokesperson explained.last_img read more

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Another Vietnamese boy reported dead of avian flu

first_imgJan 6, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The death of a 6-year-old Vietnamese boy from avian influenza was reported today, marking the second fatal case reported in Vietnam this week.The boy, from the southern province of Dong Thap, died just 3 hours after being hospitalized with a high fever and respiratory failure Dec 30, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.The Jan 4 death of a 9-year-old boy from Tra Vinh province, also in southern Vietnam, was reported by news services yesterday. If tests confirm H5N1 avian flu in both cases, they will bring the number of such deaths in Vietnam in the past year to 22.The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it had been notified that initial tests in both cases identified the H5 subtype of flu virus and that further tests were under way.The deputy director of the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Tran Tinh Hien, said tests have already shown the 6-year-old boy had the H5N1 virus, according to the AFP report.An official at the provincial hospital where the boy was treated said it was not clear how the boy had contracted the virus, because there was no evidence that he had had contact with infected poultry, the AFP story said.Another avian flu patient in Vietnam, a 16-year-old girl, remained hospitalized today in critical condition, according to the WHO. Her case was reported in late December.Meanwhile, Vietnam News, a government-controlled newspaper, today published a report that the 9-year-old boy who died this week did not have avian flu. The story quoted an official at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Min City as saying the boy, named Thach Phung, had died of hepatitis.The story said doctors at the hospital “have rejected initial fears” that the boy had avian flu, but it gave no explanation for the conflicting reports.The WHO said, “All three of these most recent cases have occurred in the southern part of the country, where poultry outbreaks have been recurring since December of last year.”The agency said close contacts of the three case-patients are being monitored for signs of illness and health authorities in Vietnam have taken steps to improve case detection.See also:Jan 6 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_01_06a/en/last_img read more

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Just voting system is worth the cost

first_imgDemocracy is the ethical foundation of our government. Voting is the basis of democracy. At what cost is this democracy (2017 dollars)?Our sacred Revolution, 50,000 dead or maimed, $2.5 billion. The Civil War. The South seceded. The North voted to unite, then freed the slaves and let them vote. Cost: 1.5 million human casualties and $1 trillion. The cost of women’s suffrage was immeasurable misery and money, before and after women were legally allowed to vote. World War II, democracy almost lost. We mourned the deaths of 42 million people and the United States spent $4.5 trillion, all in the name of democracy. So when politicians, red and blue, won’t pay a pittance of that for a just voting system, they spit on the graves of our patriots. Red and blue, I spit on you.Congress members, lend me your ears. Open the door wide to automatic and same-day registration and early voting. Get every citizen voting with a system that is convenient, just and verifiable. All are a must. Or maybe like the census, make it mandatory.We sent men to the moon, but you can’t make this happen? Federal and state governments, you are the laughingstock of the world. Let’s see who’s brave enough to open the doors wide and let the real democracy in.Larry FineGreenfieldThe writer is a member of Saratoga Progressive Action, Let NY Vote, Greenfield Democratic Party, Citizen Action.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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People moves: André Tapernoux exits Mercer’s Swiss business

first_imgAP3 – The SEK353.1bn (€33.6bn) Swedish state pension buffer fund has appointed Mattias Bylund as chief operating officer. He was previously chief financial officer and chief risk officer, and has worked for AP3 for 16 years in a number of investment and operations roles.Verband der Firmenpensionskassen (VFPK) – Hubert Stücke, managing director of the €1.1bn Pensionskasse for Nestlé Deutschland, has been elected to the board of the association of German corporate pension plans. With his appointment, the VFPK board is back to the four members it counted before the death of Peter Hadasch, one of the founders of the association, in October last year.Stücke has spent his entire career at Nestlé in Germany. He was chief financial officer of Nestlé Deutschland from 2007 until 2017 and since the beginning of this year he has been the board member responsible for business and corporate development. He has been on the board of Nestlé’s pension schemes since 2007.VFPK noted that as CFO of Nestlé Germany, Stücke was actively involved in political discussion on issues surrounding Pensionskassen, and that he was very familiar with occupational pension topics.   Lazard – The $238bn asset manager has hired Stephan Heitz as a managing director and head of Lazard Fund Managers. He takes on responsibility for retail and institutional distribution in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg, from the company’s office in Zurich. Heitz was previously head of continental Europe for AXA Investment Managers, where he worked for nine years. He was CEO of Swiss Life Asset Managers between 2001 and 2008.Jupiter – The UK-listed fund manager has hired Paul van Olst as head of Netherlands as it seeks to build its international presence. Van Olst is based in the company’s new office in Eindhoven and will be responsible for building a distribution team for the country. He joins from Fidelity International where he worked for 15 years in various sales management roles in the Netherlands and Benelux, most recently as head of distribution for the Netherlands.Jupiter has also hired William Lopez from Columbia Threadneedle as head of Latin America and US offshore, as well as Nick Anderson from BlackRock as a senior adviser on the Middle East and Africa.State Street – Jörg Ambrosius and Mike Fontaine have been appointed co-heads of global services for State Street in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).Ambrosius was previously head of sector solutions for EMEA and is based in Munich. He joined State Street in 2001, having started his career with Deutsche Bank. Fontaine was previously executive vice president of US investor services, and has relocated to Dublin for his new role. He joined State Street in 2007 as part of the company’s acquisition of Investors Financial Services Corporation.Vanguard – The passive investment giant has hired Paul Young as European senior exchange-traded fund (ETF) capital markets specialist. In his new role he is responsible for supporting the liquidity of Vanguard’s products. He was previously head of ETF capital markets for EMEA at State Street Global Advisors. He has also worked at UK wealth manager St James’s Place and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.JO Hambro Capital Management – Ken Lambden has left JOHCM after less than two years as chief executive. Emilio Gonzalez, chief executive of JOHCM’s Australian parent company Pendal Group, has temporarily relocated from Sydney to London to fill in while a search gets underway for a permanent replacement.Before joining JOHCM in October 2016, Lambden was chief investment officer at Barings Asset Management, and previously worked at Schroders for 15 years, including spells as CEO for Australia and global head of equities. Keller Pensionskassenexperten, AP3, VFPK, Lazard Fund Managers, Jupiter Asset Management, State Street, Vanguard, JO Hambro Capital ManagementKeller Pensionskassenexperten – André Tapernoux, the former head of risk management at Switzerland’s pension regulator, has left Mercer to join Keller Pensionskassenexperten, a local pensions consultancy. Tapernoux will join Keller, a family business, at the beginning of September as one of four partners.An actuary, Tapernoux was head of risk management at the Oberaufsichtskommission Berufliche Vorsorge (OAK) from 2012 until January 2015, after which he moved to Mercer to lead its local retirement business. Tapernoux spoke to IPE in 2016 about the pressures facing Swiss pension funds from liability management and regulatory change.last_img read more

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Seinfeld’s ‘Uncle Leo’ dead at 88

first_img 12 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! By the CNN Wire Staff News Seinfeld’s ‘Uncle Leo’ dead at 88 by: – February 17, 2011 (CNN) — Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.“It was very peaceful,” his daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN, saying the family had hoped for a quick and painless death. “He was a great grandpa, and an amazing father. He had a heart of gold — and a sense of humor of platinum.”Best known as Jerry Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo on TV’s “Seinfeld,” Lesser made more than 500 film, television and stage appearances. His TV roles ranged from “Studio One in Hollywood” in 1949 to a 2009 role on “Castle.”In addition to “Seinfeld,” he had a recurring role as Garvin on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He also appeared on “ER,” “Mad About You,” “Thirtysomething,” “Falcon Crest,” “Quincy M.E.,” “The Rockford Files,” “Kojak,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Mod Squad,” “Green Acres,” “All In The Family,” “The Monkees,” “Get Smart,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Ben Casey” and “The Untouchables.”Lesser’s films included “Gallipoli,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “Kelly’s Heroes.”Lesser also served in the Army during World War II.In addition to his daughter Michelle, Lesser is survived by a son, David, David’s wife Julie and the couple’s three children. Share Share Sharelast_img read more

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Hoosier Hot Shots of Old

first_imgIf you remember anything about Indiana basketball, these 6 guys all qualify as “hot shots”.  Included are Rick Mount of Lebanon High School and Purdue University.  He averaged over 30 points a game before there was a 3-point shot.  About this time, Jim Rayl of Kokomo High School and IU did just about the same.Everyone here in town remembers Curt Clawson when, as a senior, he led the state of Indiana in scoring with a 30+ point average.  He, of course, finished his career at Purdue where Gene Keady made sure Curt was always on the floor in the last minute when free throws had to be shot.  Add to this list a kid named Billy Shepherd of Carmel High School and later Butler University.  He was less than 6-foot tall, but that didn’t stop him from scoring over 30 points a game as well.The final two that I am going to add this list are Larry Bird and Marion Pierce.  Larry made Springs Valley High School and Indiana State famous with every shot you could imagine.  He managed to make them all.  Pierce played for Lewisville High School and set an Indiana Scoring record that was finally broken by a guy named Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence.  Pierce played for tiny Lindsey Wilson College.    This list could go on from now until next October when you talk about Indiana “hot shots”.  You can make your own list.last_img read more

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Golden Jaguars could face Panama in June

first_img21PRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the Golden Jaguars could face CONCACAF powerhouse Panama in the next FIFA International break in June (3-13).Forde had pledged to ensure that the Golden Jaguars – Guyana’s senior national football team – play on every FIFA international break. Guyana have already played Martinique in a goalless draw last Tuesday at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, Forde pointed out that the GFF is in talks with several teams in CONCACAF, including Panama, Dominica and French Guiana, for possible games in June.According to Forde, “We’re talking with a few countries but I don’t want to give out much information at this time because, like I said, we’re still working on them. As soon as we (the GFF) have something confirmed and solid, we will make that announcement.”Forde said that the move is in keeping with a promise made upon taking office to revive the Golden Jaguars brand, to market it to the point where they could attract some of the top teams within the region and further afield.In 2012, at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, a team captained by now Jaguars assistant coach Charles ‘Lily’ Pollard, fell 2-0 to Panama.Guyana and Dominica have faced each other five times with the Golden Jaguars winning four of those encounters and drawing nil in their last meeting which was during the 2014 Caribbean Cup.Both French Guiana and Panama will feature in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, with the French Department falling in Group A alongside Costa Rica, Canada and Honduras. Panama will face Martinique, the USA and Nicaragua in Group B.Meanwhile, the GFF president did not state if those games will be played in Guyana or at home of the opposition.last_img read more

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Grapplers enter unfamiliar territory

first_imgEntering the home half of the season and unfamiliar territory, the No. 6 Badgers will duel No. 10 Illinois at the Field House Sunday.With three home matches left before the Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin (18-1-0, 4-1-0 Big Ten) has given itself the opportunity to claim sole possession of second in the Big Ten standings with a win against Illinois (8-1-0, 4-1-0 Big Ten). Second place is a position the team has not been in at season’s end since 1992. More importantly, a victory this weekend would keep Wisconsin in contention for the Big Ten title — something the team has never won.Certainly the Badgers are cruising, but the Illini will be a challenge.”Illinois is tough,” 157-pound junior Craig Henning said. “This is a big match for us. We’re still in the running for the Big Ten Championship. We just have to keep the ball rolling.”The significance of this match is monumental. Not only does it feature two of the top teams in the Big Ten and nationally, but also if the Badgers win, they will be just a loss behind the Gophers in the standings. They grapple Minnesota next Friday.If that wasn’t enough hype for the match, six of the 10 matches taking place Sunday feature wrestlers ranked in the top 15 nationally. The headline bout will be at 157 pounds, where No. 3 Henning will take top-ranked Mike Poeta. Both wrestlers are a perfect 5-0 in Big Ten duals this season.Despite Wisconsin’s seemingly impenetrable talent up and down its weight divisions, indicated by its 18-1 record, the Badgers enter this weekend’s dual as underdogs in terms of the number of ranked players.”If you look at it on paper, they’re favored to win,” UW head coach Barry Davis said. “They’ve got more individual guys ranked than we do. But in the Big Ten, you have to expect the unexpected. We’ve already proved that we can win the close ones, so if it comes down to that this weekend then hopefully we can prove it again.”The Badgers have been proving a lot of things this season. After finishing last season seventh in the Big Ten, few thought the cardinal and white would be doing this well, considering their plethora of youth — just one senior is featured on the team.Although playing at the D-I level is difficult for any incoming grappler, Davis’ demeanor has helped them not only adjust but excel.”It’s a tough transition for us young guys,” UW freshman Kyle Ruschell said. “Coach Davis is so intense and he knows so much about wrestling that he makes it that much easier for me and the other younger guys.”With Davis’ mentoring, Ruschell is one of the many surprises this season. Last season he opted to red-shirt, choosing to watch and learn from two-time All-American Tom Clum instead of grapple. Now Ruschell, a year the wiser, is reaping the rewards of his decision. He is undefeated in conference duals and holds a 24-4 overall record. This weekend his record will be put to the test as he faces senior Cassio Pero, a two-time NCAA qualifier.”Tom helped me out so much last year,” Ruschell said. “I learned a lot from him and it’s helping me everyday. I’ve got a tough senior this weekend. … I’ve been watching a lot of tape on him and working on single leg counters, so hopefully that will help me to come out on top Sunday.”Hopefully for Wisconsin fans, the Badgers as a team will also come out on top.last_img read more

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USG adds mental health events to orientation

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government has started a new mental health initiative with the objective of exposing freshmen at orientation to mental health concerns via awareness talks and events.Christine Hasrouni, director of USG Wellness Affairs, is leading the project. Hasrouni recently attended a meeting with Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Affairs Lynette Merriman and members of the board of trustees where the plan was discussed.“One of the things Dr. Carry said was, ‘We need to focus on freshmen,’” Hasrouni said. “What better way to start talking about mental health than at freshman orientation and Welcome Week? That’s basically the only time when they’re all together, and we can get them all in a room and talk about it.”Hasrouni said one of the features of the mental health orientation sessions would be a student panel composed of upperclassmen, who would talk about the issues they encountered during their USC years.“When you’re coming in as a freshman in college, you are really looking for peers and their companionship, and when you have an administrator it almost feels like someone is giving you a lecture,” Hasrouni said. “But if you hear it from someone who has just gone through it, it feels more real … you listen more to people your own age sometimes.”Hasrouni said the panel would deal with problems such as not finding your niche, discovering that you are not in the top 3 percent of your class anymore due to increased competition and realizing that your educational desires might be different from those of your parents.Another change will be the modification of the SCits, which are student-performed skits at orientation that deal with topics such as sexual assault, peer pressure and drug and alcohol abuse. Hasrouni is planning on adding more skits related to mental health.“I believe that they had [skits] in the past that dealt with mental health, but they didn’t think that it truly represented what they wanted it to,” Hasrouni said. ”So, they’re going to be sending out this script and see if maybe we can edit it and tweak it so that it really fits what we’re looking for,” Hasrouni said.In addition, Hasrouni wants to change Welcome Week’s sexual assault training sessions. She is hoping to have a counselor come in during the last 10 minutes of the training to talk about the counseling center and how to book an appointment.“We were thinking about presenting this information to freshmen during orientation but freshmen are thrown with so much administrative information that I don’t think they would remember, ‘Oh yeah, we call, and then there’s a 30-minute phone screening,’” Hasrouni said.Hasrouni also explained how mental health awareness should be emphasized in International Student Orientation, in an effort to remove the cultural stigma surrounding counseling.“Counseling can sometimes be considered a Western idea, and a lot of international students from various cultures have a stigma against going to the counseling center, [thinking] that it’s almost shameful to go,” Hasrouni said. “So we introduce it to them at international orientation to hopefully get more traction, so they won’t be as afraid to maybe make that phone call. Maybe we can explain that it’s totally private that if they go to the counseling center no one will know, except the counselor.”Hasrouni stressed the importance of these changes.“I’m really excited for this panel to talk about what’s real, because sometimes going through Welcome Week, orientation, it’s all, ‘This is why USC is great’ and sometimes it is not great,” Hasrouni said. “Sometimes I think it’s important to look at the times [college] gets hard.”Camille Tenerife, a first-year master’s student studying marriage and family therapy, said she welcomed the new initiative.“I agree with it. I think there’s definitely a stigma around mental health, and a lot of students don’t know about it or don’t want to seek assistance, but if it’s placed in and normalized, then I think they’re more likely to seek out the help and utilize the resources,” she said. “Everyone can use some sort of assistance, especially when transitioning to college.”Mona Xia, a junior majoring in critical studies, said that though she liked the idea of emphasizing mental health at orientation, she fears the message will fall on deaf ears.“I think it can go one of two ways — it can either go well and actually be useful, or it can be kind of like those sexual assault mandatory screenings where people don’t really take it very seriously. It’s a shame because I think it’s a very important message,” she said. “I think it depends on the execution of everything, but I think it’s a good idea.”last_img read more

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