Load remaining images Twiddle kicked off their Plumperdump Winter tour with a weekend of sold out shows, and the band carried that momentum into last Saturday’s show at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY. The night featured opening acts Universal Transit based out of the Adirondacks and Syracuse locals The New Daze. Both openers were very well received by the large crowd in attendance, and both got the party brewing for Twiddle.Twiddle wasted no time, jumping into a stellar version of the crowd favorite “Syncopated Healing.” The lyrics “Shake your booty to the music let the grooves make you crazy, May the rhythm of your body put your mind at ease” resonated throughout the crowd for the evening, demonstrated by the ladies in the front row particularly. The band slid into one of the highlights of the night, “Every Soul,” off of their new album PLUMP. (Read the review here). This version is a must hear, demonstrating the band’s talent for jamming; a testament to how far these guys have come. The building was exploding with energy after this version, and the band rode this energy right into “Carter Candlestick.” Up next was a new tune of PLUMP, called “Five,” which featured Mihali Savoulidis on acoustic guitar. “Five” slowed things up a bit and gave both the band and crowd a breather. “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” followed, and contained a “X-files” theme tease while showcasing Ryan Dempsey’s talents on keys and allowed Zdenek Gubb to dump his bass all over everyone lucky enough to be in attendance. A standard version of “Dusk ‘Til Dawn” followed “Remidi’s,” and featured Brook Jordan singing leading vocals. It’s not often that Jordan sings, so it’s always a treat to hear the drummer vocally. The band ended the set with the fan-favorite, “Doinkinbonk!!!.” This song was one of the first songs written by bassist Zdenek Gubb, and features some of the funkiest bass lines to really demonstrate his talent. This is another must hear version, and one of the best jams from the evening. The band stretched this version out and eventually they slid their way into a delicious “Funky Town” jam before segueing seamlessly back into “Doinkinbonk!!!.” Moments like this are what make Twiddle special and is a reason they are selling out venues all over the country. The guys weren’t quite finished yet, as the end of Doink segued into their elusive cover of The Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon.” Fans could be heard singing along with the band. “Rocky” morphed into a YEM-like vocal jam and put the band’s Phish influences on display. The show concluded with an encore featuring the bluegrassy tune “Hattibagen McRat,” sending fans out into the night begging for more. The band is heading out for another three night run next weekend at Buffalo, Clifton Park, and NYC, and the shows are sure to sell out, so don’t miss them!Peep the setlist below, via uTwiddle.Setlist: Twiddle at The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY – 2/20/16One Set: Syncopated Healing, Every Soul, Carter Candlestick, Five, Dr. Remidi’s Melodium, Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Doinkinbonk!!! > Funky Town > Doinkinbonk!!!, Rocky RaccoonEncore: Hattibagen McRatShow Notes: This show was a part of the “Plumperdump” 2016 Winter Tour. “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” contained a “X-Files” Theme tease. “Rocky Raccoon” ended with a vocal jam. Check out the full gallery of images below, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente Photography:
My Morning Jacket continued their tropical getaway last night, playing the second of three shows at their One Big Holiday destination event. After a guest-filled affair on night one, MMJ settled in for some classic tunes and covers on night two. The show started off with “Tropics (Erase Traces)” from their most recent album release, The Waterfall, before digging out classics like “Off The Record,” “Outta My System,” and “It Beats 4 U.”The show also featured a number of fun covers, including Chuck Berry’s “You Can Never Tell,” Ray Charles’ “Night and Day,” Pink Floyd’s “Mother,” David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” and Prince’s “Sign O The Times.” There was even a collaboration with Lucius on the track “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” really setting the stage for a great night of music.Watch a video of the band’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “Mother,” streaming below courtesy of Kyle Hubbs. The full setlist can be seen below. [Photo via One Big Holiday on Facebook, taken by Dave Vann]
Julio Frenk, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will become the next president of the University of Miami, it was announced today. Frenk, the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development (a joint appointment with the Harvard Kennedy School), will step down at the end of August and assume his new role on Sept. 1.“My time as dean of the Harvard Chan School has been among the best experiences of my career, and the decision to step down was only made after deep reflection,” said Frenk. “I am extremely proud of all that has been accomplished during my time at this school, and am excited at the opportunity to lead a university with great upward momentum and thereby continue to create and deploy knowledge for the greater good.“My excitement about taking the helm of the University of Miami owes much to Harvard President Drew Faust, whose expansive vision of universities has greatly influenced my own thinking,” said Frenk. “Under her tutelage, I have come to believe that universities have an essential role to play if humanity is to meet the many challenges of the 21st century.”Frenk assumed the role of dean in January 2009. He has presided over a dramatic expansion of the School’s international reach, the reimagining of its mission to focus on four global public health challenges, a major revamping of its curricula, and the renaming of the School to honor T.H. Chan after a historic $350 million endowment gift by The Morningside Foundation.“Julio has energized the Harvard Chan School with his extraordinary devotion to how universities can enhance the health of populations around the world,” said President Drew Faust. “He has combined high ideals with clear-eyed pragmatism, scientific rigor with humane compassion, all in the service of improving the understanding and practice of global health in the 21st century.“It’s clear from their choice that the University of Miami’s trustees share Julio’s own qualities of wisdom and foresight, and that they have discovered in him the remarkable leadership capacity and vision with which he has graced Harvard these past six years,” said Faust. “We thank him for his service to Harvard, to higher education, and to human health.”Faust indicated that she will name an interim dean in the coming months as the University launches a comprehensive search for Frenk’s successor.“Today, the University of Miami selected a world-renowned scholar and leader as its next president,” said Stuart A. Miller, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. “Dr. Frenk has been called ‘a visionary, an insightful analyst, an institutional innovator, and a pragmatic problem solver’ and, speaking for the entire board, we could not agree more.”*In his first address as dean in 2009, Frenk declared that he wanted the Harvard School of Public Health, as it was then known, “to be the first school of public health of the 21st century.”Frenk arrived at the School at the height of the global financial crisis and during a period when government funding for scientific research — which constitutes more than 60 percent of the School’s revenue — was shrinking. He successfully guided the School through those financially turbulent waters while simultaneously encouraging faculty and students to ambitiously address on a global scale what he believes are the four most important health threats facing our world today: old and new pandemics, including AIDS and Ebola, obesity, and cancer; social and environmental threats to health, ranging from violence and racial disparities to pollution and occupational hazards; poverty and humanitarian crises; and failing health systems in the U.S. and internationally.During his tenure, Frenk and the faculty also significantly reshaped the School’s educational strategy, reimagining how to develop future public health leaders and placing a greater emphasis on case-based learning, interactive activities, and other pedagogical innovations.The results of those efforts included creation of a new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program as the flagship professional doctoral degree for public health leaders, and establishment of Harvard’s first “blended” master’s degree program offered by one of its graduate Schools, enabling students to pursue a degree in epidemiology through a combination of online and in-classroom learning experiences. During Frenk’s deanship, the School’s faculty also created a new Population Health Sciences Ph.D. program to transform its existing five Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) programs into a single integrated degree for students pursuing careers in environmental health, epidemiology, global health and population, nutrition, or the social and behavioral sciences. Its master of public health (M.P.H.) degree was redesigned and beginning in the fall of 2016 will be the single master’s degree program offered at the School for students planning professional careers in government, civil-society organizations, and private businesses.Frenk was honored to serve as dean during the School’s centennial in 2013 and kicked off an ambitious capital fundraising campaign that same year. The School quickly exceeded initial expectations with the announcement of a generous $350 million gift — the largest in Harvard’s history — from The Morningside Foundation in September 2014. The School was renamed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in recognition of that gift.*Before his appointment as dean, Frenk had served in a series of important leadership positions in the field. From 2000 to 2006, he was Mexico’s minister of health, a role in which he instituted a comprehensive health insurance program known as Seguro Popular, which expanded access to health care to millions of previously uninsured Mexicans. He was the founding director-general of Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health. From 1998 to 2000, he served as executive director of Evidence and Information for Policy at the World Health Organization (WHO).Frenk earned his medical degree from the National University of Mexico, as well as a master of public health and a joint doctorate in medical care organization and in sociology from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and National Academy of Medicine of Mexico.In addition to his scholarly works, which include more than 140 articles in academic journals, as well as many books and book chapters, he has written two best-selling novels for youngsters explaining the functions of the human body.In September of 2008, Frenk received the Clinton Global Citizen Award for changing “the way practitioners and policy makers across the world think about health.”About the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthFounded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings together dedicated experts from many disciplines to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere. The School’s community of leading scientists, educators, and students works together to take innovative ideas from the laboratory to people’s lives — not only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual behaviors, public policies, and health care practices. Each year, more than 400 faculty members at the Harvard Chan School teach 1,000-plus full-time students from around the world and train thousands more through online and executive education courses. The School is recognized as America’s oldest professional training program in public health.
Writer’s online altar honors migrant workers murdered in Mexico Related The son of a Mexican woman and a Guatemalan man, Alex came to the United States when he was 4 years old. Growing up in Chicago as a budding artist, he applied to a private art school but was shown the door when he revealed he was undocumented. Shortly after, consumed by anger, his dreams broken, and his life in disarray, Alex was killed in a gang fight.He was 16.Alex’s death made a weighty impression on Roberto Gonzales, sociologist and assistant professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Gonzales met Alex as a youth worker in the northwest side of Chicago, and became his godfather. For many months after his death, Gonzales wondered where he had failed the teenager.“He went from high hopes to his neighborhood school,” said Gonzales, pondering Alex’s fate at his office in Gutman Library. “He realized he couldn’t get a driver’s license or get after-school jobs because he didn’t a have a Social Security number. He was stuck in one place, on the outside looking in.”It is a common narrative of undocumented young adults in the United States, said Gonzales, who has written a book on the plight of children who grow up in the shadows and struggle with feelings of belonging and exclusion in the place they call home.His book, “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America,” to be published in December, is inspired by Alex, said Gonzales, and hence “intensely personal.”The book draws on a study of 150 undocumented young adults in the Los Angeles metropolitan area whom Gonzales followed for 12 years. It’s the largest and longest study of this population, and could be the most comprehensive study of undocumented young adults in the United States, he said.Mary C. Waters, Harvard’s M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, said in a blurb that Gonzales’ book is “a landmark study on the human costs of American policy failures.”According to the Pew Research Center, undocumented youth number 2.1 million of the country’s 11 million illegal immigrants. Brought here by their parents, they attend U.S. schools and grow up living the American dream. But when they become adults, their undocumented status leaves them “awakening to a nightmare.”About 65,000 undocumented students finish high school every year, and between 12,000 and 15,000 don’t graduate. Unable to obtain a Social Security card that would help them further their education and get better jobs, they end up at the margins of society.Even those who manage to go to college end up only one step ahead of their parents, or, most commonly, in their same situation, working low-wage jobs and making ends meet.Between 2003 and 2015, Gonzales studied a group of 150 undocumented young adults, chosen in roughly equal numbers of people who had at least two years of college and people who left school at high school graduation or before. Of these, 71 didn’t finish high school and 79 went to college. Of the college-goers, only 41 earned bachelors and advanced degrees. What makes Gonzales’ study distinctive is the long-term involvement with his subjects, which allowed him to see the long-term effects of living without legal status. At the end of his study, many of the young adults he followed — even those who earned college degrees — were toiling in factories, washing dishes, or cleaning offices.“I saw changes in their lives, but I also saw the long-term effects of life in the shadows,” he said. “When I first met them, they were cheery and optimistic. Years later, they were worn down.”Undocumented immigrant children are victims of a broken immigration system that rejects them when they become adults after allowing them to attend K-12 schools, Gonzales said. In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled that all children, regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a basic public education.“They grow up watching ‘Barney’ and ‘The Power Rangers,’ they pledge allegiance to the flag, they lose their accent, and they become more like their peers and less like their parents,” said Gonzales. “They move further away from their parents, but they end up in the same place as their parents or their peers with much less education.”Illegality, said Gonzales, trumps all of their achievements. For these young people, the transition to adulthood is a transition to illegality. His study shows that it’s not enough for them to get advanced degrees or go to college to achieve a better life.Recent government efforts to help undocumented youth have been too little too late, he said. In 2010, the DREAM Act, which would have permitted undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to gain legal status, failed in Congress. In 2012, the Obama administration passed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which offered legal relief from deportation and allowed undocumented young adults to apply for work permits, but fell short of providing a path to legalization or citizenship.More than 680,000 students have benefited from DACA, but the program didn’t address other realities: low-income neighborhoods, overcrowded and de facto segregated schools, and the stigma of being undocumented, said Gonzales.Take Esperanza, a young immigrant Gonzales met in 2002. In 2006, she graduated from college and in 2015 she was working as a receptionist. When Gonzales asked her to ponder whether her life would have been different had she benefited from an earlier legalization program, she lamented the missed opportunities.“I would have been young and extraordinary,” he quotes her in his book. “I would have been the walking truth instead of a walking shadow.”Gonzales worries that the voices of Esperanza, Alex, and others like them could be silenced by the contentious immigration debate, often a hot topic during election season. He hopes his book sheds light rather than heat.Polls suggest a majority of Americans support immigration reform. Gonzales’ book calls for legislation to allow the undocumented to attain full citizenship and prevent the formation of a “disenfranchised underclass.” Such a move would benefit not only the undocumented but the whole country, he said.“Every one of the 2.1 million undocumented youth has neighbors, teachers, employees, employers, children, partners,” said Gonzales. “It doesn’t make sense to keep them in the shadows.” Beyond mourning
It’s a lot of trouble to get this year’s poinsettias to bloom again next year, but the result can be worth it.Poinsettias originate from Mexico, where they bloom during the winter. They prefer bright, sunny windows and evenly moist conditions. But for the colorful bracts to develop, they have to have nights longer than 12 hours.They begin to set buds and produce flowers as the nights become longer than days. In Georgia, this happens around Sept. 25. If you don’t provide artificially long “nights,” poinsettias will stay green all winter.Trigger New BractsTo trigger new bracts, bring poinsettias indoors in early October and place them in a sunny window. Continue to grow them as you did outdoors, except with less fertilizer.Beginning that week, keep the plant in complete darkness for 14 continuous hours each night by moving plants into a dark room or placing a large box over them.If light reaches the plant accidentally during this period, it may revert to its vegetative state and stay green. During the day, allow 6 to 8 hours of bright sunlight. Keep this up for eight to 10 weeks, or until about Nov. 15.
This post is currently collecting data… Kyle Hauptman became the 24th Board Member of NCUA following a swearing-in ceremony held Monday at the agency’s Alexandria, Va. headquarters. NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood delivered the oath of office to Hauptman.“I am proud to have been nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” said Hauptman following his swearing-in. “It is an honor to serve on the Board of the National Credit Union Administration.”Hauptman stated that he has three priorities as a Board member:Managing the fallout from the current pandemic and economic downturn;Expanding the role of technology; and This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Jul 5, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Jun 30 sent a warning letter to Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., about contamination in a component of Fluzone, the influenza vaccine the company is preparing for the 2006-07 season.Both the FDA and the company said they did not expect the problems to significantly limit production of the vaccine for this season. The company has said it plans to make about 50 million doses, which could be roughly half the US supply.The warning letter discusses contamination of one of the monovalent concentrates, a preparation of one of the three strains of killed flu virus used in the vaccine. The monovalent concentrates are mixed to make the trivalent vaccine, which protects against the three viral strains, the FDA said.According to the FDA, Sanofi Pasteur notified the FDA on Mar 31 about sterility failures in monovalent concentrates. The FDA inspected the company’s Swiftwater, Pa., facility from April 18 to 28 and issued a report to the company. After determining that the company’s response to the report was inadequate, the FDA issued the Jun 30 warning letter.The five-page letter describes a number of “significant deviations from current good manufacturing practices.” The letter says the company must take prompt corrective actions or risk facing enforcement steps, such as license suspension.According to a July 4 USA Today report, the FDA’s Karen Midthun said no more lots of monovalent vaccine have failed sterility testing, but “since we don’t know exactly what it was that caused the failure, we can’t know for sure if it has been corrected.” Midthun is deputy director of the FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.The failed lots of monovalent concentrate represented a small proportion of the total produced and were not used for further processing, said the FDA. The agency noted that influenza vaccine manufacturers generally produce monovalents of each strain throughout winter and spring and then assemble the final vaccine in early summer.David Johnson, director of scientific and medical affairs for Sanofi Pasteur, said the company believed that the contaminants came from organisms in the chicken eggs used to make the vaccine and that the company was quickly addressing the problem, according to USA Today.In February, Sanofi said it planned to produce about 50 million doses of Fluzone for US distribution, which would represent roughly half of the US flu vaccine supply. According to a Jul 3 Reuters report, the company said it was confident that it would supply 50 million doses in time for fall vaccinations.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that vaccine manufacturers expect to make about 100 million doses of vaccine for US distribution in the upcoming fu season.After production problems with Chiron’s influenza vaccine in 2004, which led to serious vaccine shortages, the FDA instituted annual inspections of vaccine manufacturers in 2005. Following its inspection of the Sanofi Pasteur facility last year, the FDA recommended a list of corrective actions. During its recent inspection the FDA determined that some of the problems remained, along with additional concerns.
Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Of The Most Incredible Antarctica Conspiracy TheoriesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Aján has denied all allegations made against him, and said in a statement earlier this month: “I continue to believe that the ongoing independent investigation will demonstrate the ARD’s allegations to be baseless where they concern the IWF and me personally”. The Hungarian has held senior roles at the IWF for 44 years. He was general secretary from 1976 to 2000, and has been President since then. His fifth term is due to expire in April 2021, by when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games may or may not have taken place. He was an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member for 10 years from 2000, and an honorary member since 2010, but he resigned from his honorary membership on March 3 because, he said, he wanted “to save the Olympic Movement from negative rumours and subsequent inconvenience.” Papandrea’s term as Acting President could be extended further “at the sole discretion of the Executive Board” according to the new document, which features 26 terms of reference for her own role, plus 12 other conditions. One of the terms of reference states that the Acting President “will oversee, manage and delegate relations with National Federations, the IOC, the Sport Accord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), National Olympic Committees and other organisations and individuals”. When leaders of 33 International Federations took part in a teleconference organised by the IOC on March 18, the IWF was represented by Aján. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change Members of the IWF Board, including Maxim Agapitov of Russia and Nicu Vlad of Romania, criticised Aján in late January. Agapitov said Aján was “continuing to do what he likes and not what the Executive Board had in mind when it determined to elect Ursula Papandrea as Acting President”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Tamás Aján will not return to his duties as planned next month because his “stand-aside” from the Presidency of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been extended by two months. Aján originally agreed to step aside for 90 days from January 22 while Richard McLaren’s team of investigators looked into allegations of corruption, which were raised in a German TV documentary. He intended to resume his duties on April 22 but the IWF Executive Board has mandated Ursula Papandrea to continue as Acting President until June 19. The IWF’s Oversight and Integrity Commission, which is chaired by Papandrea, has also been mandated to continue its work until June 19. The Commission was set up in January to oversee the McLaren investigation, and IWF operations while those investigations are ongoing, No announcement has been made by the IWF and Papandrea did not wish to comment, but new documents have been posted on the IWF website. “On January 5, 2020 the ARD Television station aired the show Der Herr de Heber, a video by Hajo Seppelt, Nick Butler and Gritt Hartmann detailing allegations primarily against the IWF President, Dr Tamás Aján. “Within the documentary, allegations were raised with respect to financial irregularities, corruption, doping control distribution, doping sample manipulation, doping payment irregularities, doping activities in specific nations and nepotism. “On January 22, 2020, the Executive Board appointed IWF vice-president Ursula Garza Papandrea to the post of IWF Acting President for 90 days, with oversight responsibility for the investigation and the IWF’s day-to-day operations. “On March 21, 2020, the Executive Board extended the mandate for the Acting President to end June 19 2020.” The document was posted yesterday, and the signatories “for and on behalf of the IWF” are Papandrea and the IWF general secretary Mohammed Jalood.
Authorities in Batesville are searching for an alleged home intruder that attempted to assault a young woman on Saturday.The Batesville Police Department received a 9-1-1 call at 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning reporting an intruder at a home on Washington St.The road is located between S. Mulberry Street and Huntersville Road, near the Batesville Intermediate School.“A 17-year-old female reported a male subject entered her bedroom and attempted to sexually assault her,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said in a news release to local media.The victim told police she fought off the man and he left the home.The suspect is described as approximately six foot tall, thin build and wearing a dark hoody.Police hope to gather more information that could lead to the identity of the suspect.Anyone with information should contact the Batesville Police Department at (812) 934-3131. Tips can remain anonymous.They are also reminding citizens to secure their homes by locking all doors and windows.
More and more youth athletic leagues are running into problems by hiring a coach and finding out later he has, or is, involved with unlawful behavior of juveniles. Most of these leagues do background checks, but these individuals seem to be able to hide this behavior quite well. With school systems hiring more and more lay coaches, the school administration is opening itself for a possible bad hiring choice. In most small communities the school system stays with individuals who have shown over a long enough period of time to be just as safe for the children as school personnel. No one can be 100% certain today who might be lurking out there just waiting for an opportunity. As you have seen, teachers are not immune to this type of behavior either. For the most part, the lay coaches are dedicated volunteers who only have the young people’s athletic development at heart. Without these people, school systems would not be able to keep their athletic program afloat. Due to sheer numbers of volunteers needed and the increased number of dollars not available to schools, the school administration cannot afford to pay certified teacher rates for all coaching positions–especially in intermediate and middle schools. Some of these individuals actually volunteer their time. Many thanks to them!