Scott Metzger, Katie Jacoby, Alex Koford, & More To Play “Tree Of Life Benefit Concert” In NYC Next Month

first_imgThe Sixth “Tree of Life Benefit Concert” will take place at SOB’s in New York City next month on Saturday, February 23rd. The one-night benefit concert event will look to raise money for The Tree of Life Development, a nonprofit which supports housing, job opportunities, and job training in inclusive and integrated community settings for adults with developmental disabilities.The all-star show will feature two main collaborative performances from “Brothers Band” and the “Tree of Life Band.” Both bands will be comprised of notable musicians, with The Brothers Band featuring Luther and Cody Dickenson of North Mississippi Allstars, Jason and Chris Crosby, Alexander Nelson, and frequent Terrapin Family Band member, Alex Koford. The Tree of Life Band will be made up of Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, acclaimed violinist Katie Jacoby, singer Elliot Peck, Jessie Bardwell, drummer Taylor Florenth, and Jason and Chris Crosby. The night will also include solo sets.A limited number of 70 VIP tickets for the February 23rd event are available for purchase for a reasonable price of $150, which includes pre-show performances from Bardwell and Peck, in addition to food from the venue and a two-hour open bar. General admission tickets are also still available for a more affordable $65.Inquiring New York area music fans can head over to the event page on Facebook for ticketing and show information.[H/T Fangeist]last_img read more

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Fatal encounters with police

first_imgBecause there is no central repository of data on police-related deaths, Albrecht and Battles used material from a nonprofit called Fatal Encounters, which collects information about fatalities involving police as a way to fill a national information void. What set Fatal Encounters apart, Albrecht said, is that each entry links to a news article about the incident and attaches a brief summary to each name with details of how the death occurred. The dataset involves not just incidents when police seem clearly at fault, but rather surveys the broad landscape of deaths occurring when police are involved, including everything from gunshots to drownings, auto accidents to suicides. The broad view, Albrecht said, allows visitors to better understand the problem and create their own view.Located at TheirNames.org, visitors to the site are at first struck by the stark-looking landing page, filled with small white names on a black background. Scrolling brings screen after screen of additional names. Moving the cursor over a name highlights it in red and a small summary appears. Clicking on the name brings you to the source material, like NPR’s story about the shooting of 107-year-old Monroe Isadore in Pine Bluff, Ark., bearing the headline “How Does a 107-Year-Old Die In a Police Shootout? Details Emerge.”Battles, metaLAB’s associate director, said though the dataset details a broad array of tragic circumstances, one thing that becomes clear is the overrepresentation of minorities and African Americans.“There are a lot of different ways that people die in this database, but the racial disparities are still the strongest signal, demographically,” Battles said. “The morbidity associated with policing in the U.S. falls disproportionately on communities of color and African American communities in particular. It emphasizes that this is not a few bad apples, but a systemic issue.”Battles said they want the site to add to the national conversation on the problem, one they hope this time leads to real change. To encourage exchange of views, they collect visitor feedback via a questionnaire that polls attitudes toward policing in America.“This is raw stuff to work with, and we’ve only worked with it for a couple of weeks,” Battles said. “It really makes us appreciate of the work of activists and researchers who’ve been contending with state-sanctioned violence for whole careers. The work carries a lot of trauma and it takes a lot of courage and resilience to address it.” Why America can’t escape its racist roots Harvard expert says ‘bystander effect’ emboldens toxic culture of police violence The oldest person on the list is a 107-year-old African American man, who in 2013, upset at being asked to move from the house where he was living, barricaded himself in a bedroom with a handgun. He fired at police when they entered the room and was killed when they returned fire.Among the youngest is a 5-month-old African American girl who died in 2018 when the car in which she was riding fled police, crashed into a garbage truck, and burst into flames. The driver, her father, who had reportedly shoplifted from a grocery store, also died.The list contains 28,000 names of those killed in police-related violence from Jan. 1, 2000, until May 25, 2020, the day George Floyd was killed during an arrest by Minneapolis police. It includes 6,000 African Americans; 9,000 white people; thousands of Latinx people, Pacific Islanders, Native and Asian Americans; and thousands more whose ethnicity is unknown. It is sortable by age, year, gender, ethnicity, location, and cause, with gunshots by far the largest number of deaths.But numbers aren’t the point of the project, a stark-looking work of data visualization called “Their Names,” according to its creators, Kim Albrecht and Matthew Battles of metaLAB(at)Harvard. In the weeks since Floyd was killed, lots has been said about police violence, and statistics about the problem have been offered from various sources. Battles and Albrecht said “Their Names” seeks to add to the conversation by being about the people behind the numbers.Albrecht, a data visualization designer at metaLAB, which is a project of Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, said Floyd’s death resonated because people were able to connect to his story, which illuminated a problem much larger than that single case. “Their Names” seeks to magnify that personal connection and scale it up to show the true human impact.“The visualizations on this data all focus on analysis, on statistics, and how this problem developed over the years. We didn’t want to focus on that,” Albrecht said. “The morbidity associated with policing in the U.S. falls disproportionately on communities of color and African American communities in particular. It emphasizes that this is not a few bad apples, but a systemic issue.” — Matthew Battles Orlando Patterson says there’s been progress, but the nation needs to reject white supremacist ideology, bigotry in policing, and segregation Waiting for someone else to speak out Related Rewriting history — to include all of it this time Panel on dispossession of African Americans says burying truth keeps Black Americans dispossessedlast_img read more

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Biden pick for transportation, Buttigieg, advances in Senate

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has advanced President Joe Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, setting up a final confirmation vote for a key role in Biden’s administration. The Commerce Committee approved the nomination of the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor on a 21-3 vote. Buttigieg’s nomination heads to the full Senate, where a vote could happen this week. Buttigieg would be the first openly gay person confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet post. At his hearing last week, Buttigieg received bipartisan praise as he pledged an immediate focus on transportation safety while pointing to a “generational” opportunity to remake how people travel.last_img read more

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Military Leaders Meet to Discuss New Threats and the Way Ahead

first_imgBy Dialogo July 25, 2012 Good morning. Doubtless the scourge of drug trafficking is a great threat, because of its high capacity of corruption and extreme violence, so such multilateral events are important in order that the affected States to exchange impressions, forms, policies and strategies for combating the threat. Senior military leaders from 11 nations in the Americas are meeting for three days in Bogotá, Colombia, at the 4th Annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference (SOUTHDEC) to discuss the transformation of the armed forces to face new threats, such as cyberwar and energy security. The event is co-hosted by the Colombian Armed Forces and the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and provides an executive-level forum for security leaders in the region to meet and discuss their ability to look to the future to and figure out how to adapt to face these threats. General Alejandro Navas Ramos, Commanding General of the Colombian Military opened the event saying, “those discussions are very important to strengthen the resources and measures of each country to combat this international cancer which drugs represent. It is paramount that we exchange strategies to adjust our plans in order to face these and other threats, common to all of our nations.” Throughout the duration of the conference, which extends from July 24-26, security leaders from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States and Uruguay, and representatives from international heavy-hitting organizations related to security, such as the Inter-American Defense Board and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies meet face to face to debate how the region’s military can improve their joint capabilities as a whole. “This is my 4th South American Conference as the Commander of the U.S. Southern Command, and I always look forward to the opportunity to spend time with all of you because of the insights and capabilities that you provide me,” said General Douglas Fraser, Commander of SOUTHCOM, during his opening remarks. “We face an array of non-traditional security challenges, but there are also emerging opportunities presented by those challenges, which are complex, and they are evolving in their complexity, especially because of the advent globalization, which means small operations can have a much larger impact.” Day three of the conference will include bilateral meetings between conference participants focused on mutually agreed topics and areas of interest, and there’s no word yet of where next year’s SOUTHDEC will take place. last_img read more

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Barcelona turn down opportunity to re-sign Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man Utd

first_imgAlexis Sanchez has endured a miserable time at Manchester United (Getty Images)Barcelona have reportedly rejected the opportunity to sign Alexis Sanchez on loan from Manchester United in the summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.The 30-year-old enjoyed a productive three-year stint with Barcelona between 2011-2014, scoring 47 goals in 141 games for the club as well as winning La Liga and the Copa Del Rey, however, he was allowed to leave to pave the way for Luis Suarez to join from Liverpool.Although Sanchez initially thrived after leaving Barcelona for Arsenal in 2014, he has endured a disastrous spell at Manchester United scoring just five times since his arrival in January 2018, including twice this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementThat prolonged poor run of form has led to speculation that Sanchez could be allowed to leave when the transfer window re-opens, however, it appears unlikely that he will return to Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona turn down opportunity to re-sign Alexis Sanchez on loan from Man Utd Comment Advertisement Alexis Sanchez spent three seasons with Barcelona prior to joining Arsenal in 2014 (Getty Images)Barcelona have already committed to a big-money signing at the end of the season with highly-rated Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong agreeing to join in a deal worth a reported £65m while they have also been linked with his team-mate Matthijs De Ligt.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are unwilling to take Sanchez on even temporarily in part due to his astronomical wages at United, with the Chilean reportedly earning £500,000 per week.It has been reported elsewhere that Sanchez would be willing to reduce his wage demands in order to have a fresh start somewhere else, although there are few clubs in world football able to offer him the kind of deal he is currently on.Sanchez has suffered an injury-hit campaign and is currently sidelined with a knee injury. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he has featured infrequently with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku all ahead of him in the pecking order.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Mar 2019 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

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HHI, LR Team Up on 180k Dwt LNG Bulker Design

first_imgSouth Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Lloyd’s Register (LR) are joining forces to design 180,000 dwt class bulk carriers.Under a joint development project (JDP) unveiled at Nor-Shipping 2017, the companies said that these designs will meet the latest market needs by using LNG as a fuel, with an optimum design for short to medium-haul bulk trade and long-haul bulk trade service in line with the Harmonised Common Structural Rules.Since the introduction of the IMO’s NOx and SOx emission limitations, and increased developments in the global supply of gas, there is a continued need for ship designs to evolve to provide further alternatives to traditional oil-fuelled designs. As new building orders in larger size ranges are expected, a 180,000 dwt class bulk carrier was selected for this design development project.“These HHI designs offer the possibility for owners to comply with emissions regulations worldwide while keeping the investment viable and competitive,” David Barrow, LR’s Director of Innovation, Marketing & Sales, said.“We sincerely believe this JDP will bring environmentally-friendly and economical solutions for future bulk carrier designs and be remembered as a milestone in shipbuilding history,” Bong-Jun Jang, HHI’s Senior Executive Vice President, added.last_img read more

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Gallery: Bourne tidal test site taking shape in Cape Cod

first_img<span style=”color: #1f4f66;”></span> (Photos by MRECo)Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has started the installation of components for the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) being built in Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.AGM Marine is installing the piles that will hold the Bourne tidal test structure on behalf of MRECo, a non-profit organization in charge of the development of the site.The work is taking place in the water off the railroad bridge and the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Cape Cod Canal Field Office.MRECo said earlier the works are expected to be completed by the end of this week.The structure will be sited approximately 10 meters south of the west end of the railroad bridge.Water velocity has been measured at over 2 meters/second (4 knots) on the maximum tidal cycle in both directions at the site.MRECo anticipates that turbines of up to 3 meters in diameter will be tested at BTTS with maximum output of 100kW.last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Newcastle ban players from shaking hands

first_img The Premier League side have implemented the measure as a precaution after a number of sporting fixtures worldwide were cancelled or postponed because of the virus. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has revealed the reason the Magpies have taken the step to ban players from shaking hands. He said: “There is a shaking hands ritual here, every one shakes hands with each other when we see each other in the morning. We have stopped that on the back of the virus.Advertisement Loading… Newcastle have made the bold decision to stop their players from shaking hands over coronavirus fears. “Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse. We are like everyone else, glued to the TV seeing what happens next. We are mindful of bugs sweeping through.” That’s in order to stop any potential spread, as concerns over coronavirus continue to grow. No players at Newcastle have shown any symptoms but the club are taking no risks as they look for success for the remainder of the season. The Magpies face Burnley in the Premier League tomorrow with Bruce set to switch formations as he searches for a valuable three points. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Freshman Team Gets Road Win Over Wildcats

first_imgThe Freshman Batesville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Harrison to play last night and came home with a win.  The team was able to push past Saturdays play and be their confident team.  Serving was huge for us tonight.  Serving us points were Regina Gerstbauer with 11 pts, Sophie Lee with 6pts, Brayleigh Patterson with 4pts, Katie Shane with 3pts, Bella Sheilds with 2pts, and both Shelby Westerfeld and Faith Tekulve with 1pt each.  This was truly a team effort.  We had some amazing back row play and transitions off the net to keep the ball alive on our side of the net.  Scores 25-20 and 25-16.  We hold a 4-3 record for the year so far.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

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Toon not keen on Carroll

first_img Press Association Sport understands the Magpies will look elsewhere as they attempt to bolster a strike-force which was severely depleted by Demba Ba’s January departure for Chelsea. Manager Alan Pardew has repeatedly spoken of his willingness to consider bringing the now 24-year-old England international, who was sold to the Reds for £35million in January 2011, back to St James’ Park. Newcastle will not pursue their interest in re-signing Liverpool striker Andy Carroll this summer. But the club failed in a cheeky attempt to sign him on loan last summer after it became clear he had little part to plan in Brendan Rodgers’ plans at Anfield, and he headed for West Ham instead. The Hammers have made little secret of their hopes of securing the services of the Gateshead-born frontman on a permanent basis and have agreed a fee of £15million plus add-ons, with the decision now in Carroll’s hands. With Newcastle having let it be known they will not compete for his signature, West Ham’s position looks to have been strengthened. Pardew was due to meet owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias on Wednesday to thrash out the way forward after a desperately disappointing season, which saw the Magpies come within touching distance of the Europa League semi-finals, but also flirt alarmingly with relegation from the Barclays Premier League. When it became obvious that his short-term future lay away from Anfield, Carroll was keen to return to familiar territory, but it was West Ham who eventually managed to reach agreement, with the Reds simply unwilling to deal with the club which had profited so substantially from their initial investment. But interestingly, Pardew was more coy just last week when asked about Carroll. He said: “He’s a player that anybody in the Premier League has got to be interested in if he becomes available.” Carroll now appears to be off Newcastle’s wish-list, although it remains to be seen whether that position is maintained or is simply a bargaining ploy or a tacit admission that the Hammers have won the race to sign him. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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