North Coast Music Festival’s Co-Founder Gets Us Pumped For This Year’s Fest With A Jammin’ Playlist

first_imgNow entering its 7th year, the beloved North Coast Music Festival continues to bring an incredible and diverse lineup to Chicago on a yearly basis. Taking place from September 2nd through the 4th in Union Park, the roster of talent is almost too large to believe. Headliners for this year’s event include ODESZA, Grouplove, Bassnectar, Logic, Zedd and Umphrey’s McGee.Of course, there are plenty more talented artists featured on the NCMF billing, including The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Greensky Bluegrass, Vulfpeck, Twiddle, TAUK, The Polish Ambassador, Future Rock, The Floozies, Matt & Kim and so many more. If you want to check out music from all of those artists and the dozens more on the lineup, you’re in luck. Festival co-founder Michael Berg has created this excellent Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure.Tune in and get excited for North Coast Music Festival with the playlist below!You can scope the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information. As an added bonus, the 7th song in this playlist will also serve as a discount code, in honor of the festival’s 7th year!last_img read more

Aaron Neville Recruits Eric Krasno, Jon Batiste For Late Night Performance On Colbert [Watch]

first_imgNew Orleans legend Aaron Neville celebrated his 75th birthday in 2016, and the Brooklyn Bowl is throwing him a huge party tonight for the occasion. Since Neville is in town for the celebration, the soulful singer stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform on late night television and support his newly-released album, Apache.Neville put together a great lineup of musicians for the occasion, including guitarist Eric Krasno. The show’s musical director, Jon Batiste, also joined in the band, and lent some of his band members for the performance. Considering Batiste also hails from New Orleans, this was a true celebration of the city’s vibrant music scene.The band performed Neville’s song “Be Your Man,” a soul-stirring single from new Apache album. Check out the performance below!For more information about tonight’s birthday party for Aaron Neville, which includes Dr. John, Dumpstaphunk, Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr. and more, head here.last_img read more

Sampling Harvard, in essays

first_imgIt is sometimes said that youth is wasted on the young. It also could be said that college sometimes is wasted on students, and that only after graduating does a former student come to appreciate learning. For those wishing to revisit the college classroom, or those who never had the opportunity, there is “The Harvard Sampler: Liberal Education for the Twenty-First Century.”In the spirit of the General Education curriculum, this book of essays gives a taste of the modern Harvard curriculum. The authors, who are among the University’s most respected faculty members, invite visitors to explore subjects as diverse as religious literacy and Islam, liberty and security in cyberspace, medical science and epidemiology, energy resources, evolution, morality, human rights, global history, the dark side of the American Revolution, American literature and the environment, interracial literature, and the human mind.The instructors, who include such premier scholars as Steven Pinker, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Harry R. Lewis, summarize key developments in their fields in ways that both entertain and edify.last_img read more

Maple Grove Middle, High School Moving To Remote Learning Starting Tuesday

first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow. 01/31/20.BEMUS POINT – Maple Grove Middle/High School will be moving to remote learning starting on Tuesday after another person connected to the district tested positive for COVID-19.Bemus Point Central School District Superintendent Joseph Reyda announced the news to parents in an email on Monday night.“Please know that we are working with the Chautauqua County Department of Health and providing you with all relevant and permissible information,” wrote Superintendent Reyda. “All contact tracing has been completed and all potentially affected individuals have been contacted.”Reyda says virtual instruction will last through Friday, November 6 because of a staffing issue and not an outbreak of the virus at the facility. On Sunday the Superintendent announced that the district’s elementary school transitioned to remote learning because of a similar “staffing issue” at the school.There will be a parent community meeting for all Maple Grove parents Tuesday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to discuss the next two weeks. The Zoom link will be posted on the district website. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guatemala to Destroy Over 19,000 Weapons

first_imgBy Dialogo September 21, 2012 Over 19,000 weapons used during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996) and in criminal actions will be destroyed during a peace concert on September 23, according to Guatemala’s Ministry of Government (Interior). At the concert, named ‘‘Voces por la Paz’‘ (Voices for the Peace), ‘‘over 19,000 weapons used in war and in criminal actions will be destroyed. These weapons have caused violent deaths and harm to Guatemalan families,’‘ indicated the Ministry of Interior in a statement. The concert will take place in the country’s main sports arena, Mateo Flores stadium in the capital city, and the Guatemalan president Otto Pérez will be present. ‘‘Go for music, not violence. The innovative transformation of an assault rifle into a friendly guitar,’‘ reads the concert announcement, which has a silhouette of an AK-47 transformed into a musical instrument. The celebration, where the Nicaraguan salsa vocalist Luis Enrique is expected to perform, was initiated by the Deputy Minister of Justice Support as a response to President Pérez’s appeal to open new awareness channels for the Pact for Security, Justice, and Peace. Guatemala is experiencing a wave of violence, mainly caused by drug trafficking and violent gangs, which results in 16 deaths per day, one of the highest homicide rates in Latin America.last_img read more

Uruguay and Ecuador strengthen ties in fight against drug trafficking

first_img Organized crime groups not only transport illegal drugs through Uruguay and send them north to Mexico and the United States, they also sell drugs domestically. About 180,000 people in Uruguay consume illegal drugs, according to federal government statistics. That is about 5.5 percent of the country’s population of 3.5 million people. About 3,000 inmates are imprisoned in Uruguayan prisons for drug trafficking offenses. Drug use impacts Uruguayan society in many ways. For example, drug use has had a negative impact on public education. The Health Commission of the Uruguayan Senate recently conducted a hearing on public education. Public education officials told senators that drug use is one of the reasons some public school students are not learning as much as they should. Drug trafficking leads to other crimes Security forces in the Dominican Republic and Chile have achieved important successes in recent months in fighting organized crime. For example, in Chile, between January and mid-November 2013, security forces have seized 80 percent more drugs than they did during the same time period in 2012. Authorities attribute much of the success to the OS-7 anti-narcotics unit of the Chilean National Police, which is known as the Carabiniers. The increase in the amount of drugs seized by Chilean security forces in 2013 reflects increased activity by international drug traffickers, and the high level of professionalism of Chilean police, according to security analyst Jeremy McDermott, director of InSight Crime, an independent research institution with headquarters in Medellin, Colombia. In the Dominican Republic, authorities have lowered the homicide rate and improved overall public safety, thanks to a series of strong police initiatives. The homicide rate in the Caribbean country is down to 16.6 killings per 100,000 inhabitants. The homicide rate has not been that low since 2003, according to Manuel Castro Castillo, chief of the Dominican Republic National Police. International cooperation Ecuador uses technology to fight drug trafficking Drug use in Uruguay Uruguay and Ecuador recently agreed to strengthen their ties in the countries’ joint battle against international drug trafficking. The two nations agreed to share information and to collaborate in the fight against organized crime syndicates. The countries reached agreements to “reinforce and strengthen” their bilateral relations on a number of issues, including cooperation and the exchange of information to develop new approaches to combat drug trafficking. Uruguayan Vice Chancellor Luis Porto and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Marco Albuja, issued a joint press statement expressing “the need to seek different approaches to combat the problem” of international drug trafficking. The two countries signed an agreement on cooperation and exchange of information in order to “learn from each other’s practices.” Countries throughout Latin America are battling drug trafficking and related criminal enterprises. For example, in recent years, the number of kidnapping and extortion cases has increased in Colombia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. In Colombia, many of these offenses are committed by organized crime groups, such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). In El Salvador and Guatemala, the street gangs Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18 are responsible for many kidnappings and extortions, according to security forces in those countries. The Lorenzana drug trafficking organization and the Mexican organized crime groups Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, also operate in Guatemala. center_img In October 2013, the Ecuadorian Navy and civilian police forces collaborated to seize 799 kilos of cocaine in the country’s territorial waters, drugs which were destined for Central America and ultimately the United States. Ecuadorian security forces used advanced technology to locate and seize the boat that was carrying the cocaine. On Oct. 13, the Unit Against Organized Crime (ULCO) of the National Police alerted the Navy of a Panamanian-flagged vessel which was suspected of transporting illegal drugs off the Ecuadorian coast. The Navy sent several drones into the air to track down the boat. The Navy uses unmanned aircraft to track down suspicious boats and gather information. The drones located the suspicious boat, named “Doria,” about 130 nautical miles southwest of the port of Manta. The Manta Naval Air Station transmitted the location of the Doria to a Coast Guard boat named the “Isla Santa Cruz.” The Coast Guard vessel, commanded by Lt. Lenin Alvarado Flores, intercepted the Doria. Coast Guard authorities boarded the Doria, and found nearly 800 kilograms of cocaine wrapped in 700 packages. Coast Guard authorities detained the Doria’s five-person crew. National Police anti-narcotics investigators had learned a transnational drug trafficking organization was operating in the region, smuggling drugs in large boats, a few days before the Coast Guard intercepted the Doria. The National Police provided the information to the Navy, authorities said. Uruguay-Ecuador agreements By Dialogo November 21, 2013 Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon recently visited the military officials of seven Central American and Caribbean countries to discuss how security forces throughout the region could cooperate on security matters. In late September 2013, Pinzon met with military officials in Panama, Honduras, El Salvador, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago. Pinzon and officials from the other countries discussed the possibility of increasing opportunities for the Colombian military and National Police to fight international drug trafficking and other crimes, such as extortion and kidnapping. International cooperation is crucial in the fight against kidnapping and extortion, according to Colombian Gen. Humberto Guatibonza, director of the Unified Action Groups for Liberty, or GAULA, Colombia’s anti-kidnapping and anti-extortion unit. The GAULA is respected around the world for its effectiveness in combatting organized crime. In Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, “kidnapping has become a major transnational scourge to the point we simply have to join forces,” Guatibonza said. In addition to reaching agreements to cooperate in the battle against international drug trafficking, Ecuadorian and Uruguayan officials also discussed other important aspects of the two countries’ bilateral relationship. Ecuador and Uruguay agreed to support the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Inter-American Human Rights System. Officials from the two countries also discussed the importance of developing information technology in the region and, sharing scientific and technological developments Security successes last_img read more

Phase II of Tradewinds 2017 Exercise in Caribbean Ends

first_imgBy Sgt. Olivia McDonald, U.S. Marine Corps Forces South July 03, 2017 For the last 33 years, Tradewinds has been an annual, combined, regionally-focused exercise conducted with the intent of increasing the interoperability of the participating nations and enhancing security in the Caribbean. This year’s iteration included 20 nations from throughout the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas. “Over the past 11 days, over 1,200 participants came together to take part in the Caribbean’s largest multinational exercise,” said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, the U.S. Southern Command military deputy commander. This year’s exercise is split into three phases focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, security-related issues, and a leadership seminar. Trinidad and Tobago hosted the second phase of the exercise, concentrating on security expertise. The U.S. Marine Corps provided training and logistical support for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force-led training exercises in Chaguaramas. “The United States is interested in helping (partner nations) develop their capabilities because the safer the Caribbean waters are, the safer the United States is,” said U.S. Marine Corps Major Bethany Peterson. “My marines and I were there to, behind the scenes, provide logistics support for all the partner nation forces.” The U.S. Marine Corps members participating in Phase II were responsible for providing the logistics aspects of the exercise such as transportation and food in order for the Caribbean and partner nations to focus solely on their training. “We are all coming together and operating with each other, not autonomously,” said Jamaican Defence Force Lieutenant Blake Roper. “We have to learn to work with each other. I think this is important for building the country-to-county partnerships, but also helping in regional stability.” This year, the U.S. service members took a step back from leading training and worked more behind the scenes while Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force leaders took the lead. “They understand that just practicing training lanes is not going to give them the opportunity to rehearse chain of command and rehearse mission-type orders,” Maj. Peterson said. “Disseminating orders down the chain of command and actually executing, that’s not an easy thing to do with countries that may not even speak the same language.” Despite cultural differences and language barriers, the partner nations came together and completed the missions in front of them. Training events included everything from raids on enemy-overtaken heliports and communications towers, to establishing vehicle check points and maritime or aerial insertions. “When things happen in the Caribbean or in the Americas, and other countries have to respond, it is not the first time we are talking, not the first time we are operating together,” Lt. Roper said. “It will be more of a smooth operation.” The diversity of Tradewinds is not something found in many military exercises. Through the immersion of cultures and military techniques, each branch, no matter the country, leaves with a better understanding of each other and how they can operate more efficiently. “My guys can go back understanding the cultures better within this region, I think that is important; but, I think they will go back knowing a little more about themselves,” Lt. Roper said. “We will take things back home that we can use to develop our own guys – different techniques in training, different things that maybe we haven’t thought about before but really does make sense in an operational environment.” Lt. Gen. DiSalvo emphasized at the closing ceremony that through the exchange of ideas and knowledge partner nations are all able to improve their national and regional responsibilities: to be capable of assisting their neighbors and to stay united. “That is the goal of Tradewinds, bringing together regional partners to build upon the already strong relationship and, in so doing, [reinforce] the security of our shared home,” Lt. Gen. DiSalvo said.last_img read more

Commission on Capital Cases slates October 14-15 seminar

first_imgCommission on Capital Cases slates October 14-15 seminar Commission on Capital Cases slates October 14-15 seminar October 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente and Supreme Court Clerk Tom Hall will be among the speakers at the Sixth Annual Advanced Capital Cases Seminar, sponsored by the Florida Legislature’s Commission on Capital Cases.The seminar is set for October 14-15 and will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The seminar educates trial and appellate capital lawyers who handle capital cases and is open to judges, court staff attorneys, private attorneys, attorneys on the state’s registry to handle capital cases, capital collateral regional counsel office attorneys, investigators, assistant public defenders, and assistant state attorneys.Chief Justice Pariente will discuss her judicial perspective on professionalism, while Hall will present the unwritten rules of the Florida Supreme Court. Other topics include trial litigation, federal timelines, state and federal case law updates, records litigation and preservation, appellate brief writing and oral argument techniques, issue preservation, trial attorney as witness situations, and mental health and the law.On-site registration begins on October 13 from 4-6 p.m. and continues on October 14 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The seminar ends at 1 p.m. on October 15.Attorneys can earn 12.50 advanced CLE credits, including two professionalism and one mental illness awareness credit.The registration form is available online at www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us or by calling the Commission on Capital Cases at (850) 921-4704. The cost is $125.Reservations can be made at the Swan and Dolphin Resort by calling 1-800-227-1500. Ask for the Capital Cases Seminar rate of $120.last_img read more

Cornerstone supports CUNA’s decision

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Cornerstone Credit Union League said in a prepared statement Monday that it supports the controversial league/CUNA dual membership.On Sept. 18, CUNA’s board of directors announced it voted to maintain the current dual membership requirement despite a final recommendation from the CUNA System Structure and Governance Task Force to offer credit unions membership choice in CUNA and/or a league.“The board believes the most effective advocacy model for credit unions is one in which credit unions are members of both their league and CUNA,” the board stated in a news release. “As a result, the board took action to preserve the current membership structure.” continue reading »last_img read more

Public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2019.

first_imgThe deadline for submitting all applications is October 15, 2018. See more about the conditions in the attachment.Attachment: PUBLIC INVITATION JOINT ADVERTISING 2019 Associated advertising includes general destination promotion, promotion of accommodation and other forms of tourist offer of the destination. Advertising the offer of the destination (accommodation and other forms of tourist offer and events) refers to the offer in the pre-season and post-season, ie to the year-round offer in destinations that do not have access to the sea or in underdeveloped tourist areas (TNP). The Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) has announced a public call for joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns in 2019last_img read more