The Russ Liquid Test & ProbCause Team Up On “World Gone Crazy”

first_imgNew Orleans’ The Russ Liquid Test is getting ready to release their latest EP, World Gone Crazy, via GRiZ‘s All Good Records on November 3rd. The trio of Russell Scott, Andrew Block, and Deven Trusclair teamed up with Chicago-based hip-hop MC ProbCause for the first single off the album. “World Gone Crazy” is an electro heater with politically-charged lyrics. In GRiZ’s own words, “Russ’s growth as a musician has been incredible. He’s sounding better than ever! Don’t believe me. Press play :)”Everything You Need To Know About Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017Both The Russ Liquid Test and ProbCause will be in New York this coming weekend for the third annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival (Sept. 23rd and 24th), which will be held at multiple venues over two days. Check out “World Gone Crazy” below:____________________________________________________________Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

Michael Ignatieff elected 5th president and rector of Central European University

first_imgMichael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, international commentator on contemporary issues of democracy, human rights, and governance, and a Canadian citizen, has been elected Central European University’s fifth president and rector by the University’s Senate and the Board of Trustees. Ignatieff, an award-winning writer, teacher, former politician, and historian with a deep knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe, is well placed to lead the University following the excellent growth and progress CEU has enjoyed under the leadership of John Shattuck. Founded in 1991 by Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, CEU is a U.S.- and Hungarian-accredited graduate institution in Budapest with a clear mission to study and promote the principles of open society and democracy.“I am delighted with the choice of Michael Ignatieff to succeed John Shattuck, under whose leadership CEU has grown into a unique global institution,” said Soros, CEU founder and honorary chairman. “Dr. Ignatieff is a scholar and policy practitioner and as such is ideally suited to lead CEU in these challenging times.” Ignatieff was selected and recommended by the Rector Search Committee, headed by CEU Trustee Jonathan Cole, former provost of Columbia University, in an intensive process involving the review of over 150 sources and candidates from all over the world, with the help of search firm Isaacson, Miller. Shattuck, who served seven years as president and rector, announced in September 2015 that he will step down on July 31, 2016.last_img read more

College alumnae discuss themes of Saint Mary’s education

first_imgMonday afternoon, two Saint Mary’s alumnae discussed the formative impact that their Holy Cross education had on them in a discussion entitled “Landscapes of the Spirit.” Galicia Guerrero, ’14, and Angie Hollar, ’11, spoke in Stapleton Lounge of how they found their vocation during their time at Saint Mary’s and afterward. Guerrero said she experienced God’s presence throughout her time at the college and this fact made her preparation for this lecture difficult. “When I was asked to share my Saint Mary’s story, I felt overwhelmed,” Guerrero said. “There are so many things that I could say about how Saint Mary’s formed me. It felt like such a huge task to summarize numerous ways I was touched by God during and after my time at Saint Mary’s.”However, this reason was exactly why Guerrero felt it was important to speak about her time at Saint Mary’s and the effects her education has had on her life. She said College President Jan Cervelli spoke of Saint Mary’s mission in the beginning of the school year. “President Cervelli … echoed what makes up this goal of Saint Mary’s,” Guerrero said. “The current Saint Mary’s goal is ‘an education that defines success by virtue and spirituality, that inspires students to maximize their talents.’ … She [describes] Saint Mary’s women as those with a deep desire to learn and listen, to see one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.”Guerrero said this goal was actualized during her time at Saint Mary’s, as she was able to develop her sense of self during her four years at the College. “As a student, I was given opportunities and space to explore every aspect of my identity and gain a sense of strength in myself,” she said. “This, without question, was not due just to academics, but the opportunity to be immersed in a transformative community. At Saint Mary’s, I was given the gift and opportunity not only to learn but to put my faith into action, to make it alive, to make it active in the world. It was challenging, exciting and incredibly empowering.”However, the empowerment that she received at Saint Mary’s did not always translate into her life after graduation, Guerrero said. “At Saint Mary’s, I was treated as if my gifts, talents and voice were valuable, and this was invigorating,” Guerrero said. “However, after Saint Mary’s, this was not always the case.”However, Guerrero said she finds this challenge as inspiration to use her voice to teach others to approach the idea of identity from multiple perspectives.“I am often challenged on how my identities lack alignment,” Guerrero said. “It has motivated me to embrace each and every challenge with this awareness.”Hollar, who took over as the new rector of Breen-Phillips Hall at the beginning of the school year, discussed a similar themes of her Saint Mary’s education. “Saint Mary’s instilled within me a confidence to all of my experience,” Hollar said. “I didn’t need anyone’s permission to find God within that. The overarching gift that Saint Mary’s gave to me, a gift that I try mightily every day to pay forward, was the charge to value and trust my own experience.”After graduating from Saint Mary’s, Hollar first pursued education in the Seattle area and worked to give students confidence. “Everything I did as an educator was, at the surface, helping students to realize that their experiences matter and have the power to connect them to other people,” Hollar said. “Those students … they are Saint Mary’s, but they just don’t know it.”However, although she enjoyed her time as a teacher, Hollar said she found herself wanting to return to a job that would utilize her academic focuses at the College: social work and religious studies. Hollar found this job when she became the rector of Breen-Phillips Hall. “Rectors are at the heart of students’ personal developments and formation,” Hollar said. “Rectors live among students in residence halls and know them better than anyone else on campus. They know the students in their halls by name and work tirelessly to foster a close-knit community for students where students grow spiritually, succeed academically and thrive socially.” Tags: confidence, education, identity, saint mary’slast_img read more

Mean Girls Musical Progress: 60% Done, ‘Fetch’ Is Not Gonna Happen

first_img View Comments Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey’s endless teasing of a Mean Girls musical. In a recent interview with Yahoo TV, Richmond, 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt composer and husband to Fey, revealed that the long-awaited tuner is 60% done. He also noted that they are “looking to do some actual solid readings coming around this summer.”Joining Fey and Richmond for the project is lyricist Nell Benjamin, who collaborated with Laurence O’Keefe on Legally Blonde. Richmond revealed the title of one number from the show: “Old Blonde Song,” sung by Regina’s mother (played onscreen by Amy Poehler). And despite his previous hinting, it looks like there will not be a number called “Fetch.” “That does not exist yet,” he said. “I don’t think it will.”Plans for a musical version of the 2004 film were first announced in January 2013. In a previous interview last May, Richmond and Fey suggested that workshops and readings would take place summer or early fall 2014, and that they’re excited to cast some unknowns as the project develops (though we still have our Broadway dream cast).And while they seem to be taking their sweet time (“It’s a long process…we watch Smash, so we know how it works,” Richmond quipped in 2013), we’ll continue to wait patiently as the man behind “Pinot Noir” brings belty anthem after belty anthem to North Shore High.last_img read more

Edible Ornamentals Add Diversity

first_imgOrnamental plants, by definition, are those we use to enhance thebeauty of our yards, parks and workplaces.These trees, shrubs and flowers can increase the aesthetic and realestate value of your property.Some have parts you can eat. Or the wildlife you want to attract caneat them. The plants we call edible ornamentals are all:* Used now mainly for their looks.* Produce edible fruit or other plant parts.* Have edible parts that are underused because of the varieties youplant or how you place or prune them, etc., in the landscape.* Have edible parts that don’t require pesticides beyond those neededfor ornamental purposes.Plants that meet these criteria and are suited for Georgia gardens arelisted in the table below.Greater use of these plants can add diversity and value to your yard.Planted in full or partial sun, they should set fruit in Georgia.All except bananas can survive winters unprotected. A pineapple guavawill be killed back below 14 degrees but will resprout and bloom the same year.Very few pests will attack the immature fruit of these plants, exceptfor mayhaws, where wormy and diseased fruit can be picked out at harvest.When mature, these fruits are highly prized by birds and otherwildlife. If you want more birds in your yard, elderberries, Japanese yews and mayhaws arewell-suited.To get good fruiting, you may have to prune these plants differently.For instance, it’s best to head-back spring-blooming ornamentals right after they flower.But that would remove the young fruit from edible ornamentals.For these plants, use the timing and type of pruning normally used forfruit trees. As a rule, all they need is a light winter pruning to thin out crowdedbranches.last_img read more

SNAP-Ed Program

first_imgGeorgia consistently ranks “poorly in obesity and chronic disease statistics,” and a large segment of the population struggles to put food on their tables, says Jung Sun Lee, a University of Georgia foods and nutrition associate professor who leads a program aimed at combating these issues. Lee serves as principal investigator for UGA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).“We have a great need for this type of program in the state of Georgia, and we have a capacity to meet that need. Food insecurity, people having problems getting the type and amount of food they need, exists in this nation, but it’s hidden and not many people think it’s actually happening,” Lee said.The UGA SNAP-Ed program works to reverse the trend of obesity and chronic disease through a combination of in-person and online nutrition education classes, lessons to help early childhood educators provide healthier environments for students, and the promotion of healthy nutrition and behaviors through social marketing.UGA Cooperative Extension program assistants provide free classes to Georgia residents in communities across the state. This in-person education program was created in 2015 and built on the Food Talk curriculum, originally developed by UGA Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) staff. The program has since added elements, including classes offered at farmers markets and a university-themed series called “Food Talk: Better U.”Direct education is offered to low-income Georgians through group classes that cover topics like healthy eating habits, fighting obesity and the importance of leading a physically active lifestyle. Participants learn how to make healthy choices when dining out, how to adapt traditional Southern recipes to reduce sodium and increase vegetable servings, and how to plan meals and save money when food shopping.Recipes are prepared in class and samples are served. Participants also receive educational extenders, such as cutting boards, measuring cups or a water bottle. A certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete a series of classes.To help bring the program to more Georgians, UGA SNAP-Ed also includes an online learning resource called “Food eTalk.” Also adapted from the Food Talk curriculum, Food eTalk offers interactive, online nutrition education courses and videos accessible from any web-connected device.“The great thing about Food eTalk is that people can use it anywhere, at any time,” said Sarah Stotz, a dietitian who was closely involved in Food eTalk’s development.In January, Edda Cotto-Rivera, a UGA Extension nutrition and health educator with more than 25 years of experience, was named coordinator of UGA SNAP-Ed. Previously she was the Family and Consumer Sciences agent in DeKalb County. Cotto-Rivera has worked to educate families about nutrition, healthy eating, cancer prevention, diabetes management, healthy homes and brain development, and she has done so in English and Spanish.“As a young college student in Puerto Rico, I worked with an Extension agent teaching nutrition to families living in a rural area in the center of the island. I can say that my family has long ties to Extension, since my mom was a volunteer for the home economics club in my hometown,” she said. “Extension provides a unique opportunity to reach out to diverse audiences with research-based education. I hope my experience as a county Extension agent will help SNAP-Ed at UGA continue to thrive and serve our target audiences in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention.”  Last year, more than 1,500 low-income participants enrolled in face-to-face Food Talk programs and hundreds enrolled in online courses. Those interested in Food Talk group classes offered in Bartow, Clarke, Clayton, Coffee, DeKalb, Fulton and Gilmer counties should contact their local UGA Extension office. Visit the website at to receive information about classes or how to enroll in the e-learning program.Food Talk is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To learn more about SNAP in Georgia or to apply for benefits, visit or call 1-800-436-7442.last_img read more

Douglas opposed to change in Guard, Reserve terms

first_imgOfficial Statement of Governor James Douglas on the Proposed Terminationof the Guard and Reserve Two-Year RuleTuesday, January 11, 2005I strongly support the sentiment of Senators Leahy and Bond. It isentirely inappropriate for the Army to eliminate, or in any way increase,the 2-year limitation on Guard and Reserve mobilizations.Based on a set of well defined policies, our Guard and Reserve forces havebeen trained, equipped and prepared to deploy on a moment’s notice.Efforts to extend the 2-year limitation are a great disservice to the menand women who have volunteered to serve and who loyally guard our freedom.Termination of the limitation would fundamentally alter the federalmission of the Guard, hamper recruitment, and dramatically compound thestress of families, friends and employers.I am unalterably opposed to this proposal. These brave men and women, andtheir families, continue to keep their commitment to this nation; thisnation should keep its commitment to them.###last_img read more

NAFCU Board, Fed Gov. Powell cover CU issues, condition

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Board members met with Federal Reserve Board Gov. Jerome Powell Thursday and shared their views on a wide range of credit union issues – including the regulatory burden, CFPB oversight and the 2014 NAFCU Report on Credit Unions – during the association’s 22nd annual meeting at the Fed.The morning meeting also included NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger and other senior staff.NAFCU Board Treasurer Jeanne Kucey, president and CEO of JetStream Federal Credit Union in Miami Lakes, Fla., discussed the financial condition of the credit union industry. She noted that credit union’s capital levels are improving and that net worth growth of 7.1 percent far exceeded asset growth of 4.5 percent in June. She also discussed how credit unions’ loan portfolios are growing and said asset quality has returned to pre-crisis levels.Jan Roche, NAFCU Board member and president and CEO of State Department Federal Credit Union based in Alexandria, Va., discussed the credit unions’ use of Federal Reserve services. She noted findings from the 2014 NAFCU Report on Credit Unions revealing that credit unions’ use of the Fed’s services to financial institutions showed Fedwire Funds Service and the Fed Discount Window services were among the most widely used services. She also noted from the report that more than 68 percent of survey respondents felt that Fed services were either “competitively” or “very competitively” priced.NAFCU Board Member Martin Breland, president and CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union in Laurel, Md., discussed various legislative issues with Powell, including NAFCU’s top legislative priority: the credit union tax exemption. Breland also discussed regulatory relief, data and cybersecurity, housing finance reform and member business lending. When discussing what he thought were the top regulatory burdens for the industry, Breland cited CFPB’s mortgage rules and redundant privacy notices. continue reading »last_img read more

Tests confirm Salmonella in peanut butter

first_imgFeb 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Tests have confirmed a link between Salmonella-contaminated peanut butter and an outbreak involving 329 illness cases in 41 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday.”Product testing has confirmed the outbreak strain of Salmonella [enterica serotype] Tennessee in opened jars of peanut butter, obtained from ill persons,” the CDC said in a news release.The agency said public health officials in several states have found Salmonella in Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter. “For four jars, the serotype has been confirmed as Tennessee and DNA fingerprinting has shown that the pattern is the outbreak strain,” the statement said.The outbreak was revealed Feb 14, when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to eat any Peter Pan peanut butter bought since May 2006 or any Great Value peanut butter with a product code starting with 2111. Both classes of products are made at a ConAgra Foods plant in Sylvester, Ga. The company recalled all the products.Dave Daigle, a CDC spokesman in Atlanta, said opened jars of peanut butter obtained from patients in New York, Oklahoma, and Iowa were found to contain Salmonella, the AP reported today.ConAgra is advising consumers to return peanut butter to the store where they bought it for a refund or to send jar lids or labels to ConAgra.”We are truly sorry for any harm that our peanut butter products may have caused,” ConAgra Chief Executive Officer Gary Rodkin said in a Feb 22 news release. “We are committed to taking all reasonable steps to remedy the situation.” The company said it has been working with the FDA to find the source of contamination.The latest CDC statement said 60% of the cases began after Dec 1, 2006, though illness onset dates ranged from Aug 1, 2006, through Feb 2. PulseNet, the national network of labs that subtype foodborne pathogens, detected a gradual increase in S Tennessee cases last fall, the agency said. Subsequently, OutbreakNet, a CDC-coordinated network of health officials that investigates enteric disease outbreaks, then worked for several weeks to identify the food involved.The CDC has reported no deaths in the outbreak, though 51 patients were hospitalized. However, the AP report said the family of a woman named Roberta Barkay is alleging in a lawsuit that contaminated peanut butter caused her death on Jan 30 and also sickened her husband and daughter.See also:Feb 22 CDC news release 22 ConAgra news release read more

‘Unimaginable human tragedy’ in Europe’s care homes: WHO

first_imgAs of April 13, of the 444 deaths in Ireland, 245 (55.2 percent) were linked to long-term care facilities, according to figures sent to AFP by the WHO.In France, as of April 15, 49.4 percent of deaths were linked to care facilities.Kluge stressed that there was “an immediate and urgent need to rethink and adjust how long-term care facilities operate.”This included prioritizing screening, equipping health workers and organizing special units for COVID-19 patients, even before first cases are reported.  Topics : “Even among very old people who are frail and live with multiple chronic conditions, many have a good chance of recovery if they are well-cared for,” Kluge said.Nearly half of all reported cases of the new coronavirus worldwide have been registered in the WHO’s European region, which stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and includes 53 countries as diverse as Russia and Andorra. Over 110,000 deaths have also been reported in the region.The UN agency also noted with concern an increase in cases in the eastern part of its zone, particularly in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.center_img The World Health Organization said Thursday that Europe’s care homes were the scene of an “unimaginable human tragedy”, with deaths there accounting for 50 percent or more in some countries.The WHO regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, called the situation “deeply concerning.”Speaking at a weekly press conference, Kluge said estimates from some European countries showed that “up to half of those who have died from COVID-19 were residents in long-term care facilities.”last_img read more