Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island’s South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday.But experts have been unable to determine the species based on the size and condition of a tooth fragment recovered from the boy, authorities said, adding that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will return it to the teen at his request.The beaches on Fire Island had reopened Thursday morning, a day after the boy and a 12-year-old girl suffered large fish bites in the area.Lifeguards were on duty from 11 a.m. at Atlantique Beach, where the 13-year-old boy, Matthew Donaldson, was bitten. The National Park Service surveyed Sailors Haven Beach, where the 12-year-old girl, Lola Pollina, was bitten, and reopened that beach. The two beaches are fewer than 5 miles apart.The DEC made no mention of Lola’s bites.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had dispatched Basil Seggos, the DEC commissioner, to Suffolk County to investigate whether it was indeed a shark that had bitten the two children. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Associate or Full Professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program

first_imgAssociate or Full Professor and Director of the Africana StudiesProgramAbout Northeastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Department ofCultures, Societies and Global Studies and the College of Social Sciences andHumanities at Northeastern University seek nominations andapplications from leading scholars for the position of Director ofthe AfricanaStudies Program, with an expected start date of Fall2021.Responsibilities:The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professorwith tenure. The successful candidate will have a distinguishedscholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence inleadership. We are looking for candidates whose work bridgesdisciplinary, geographic, and cultural divisions in the historicand contemporary African Diaspora as well as in the AfricanAmerican experience understood in a hemispheric and transnationalcontext. The candidate’s fields of expertise should be anchored inthe Humanities or Social Sciences although joint appointmentswithin an appropriate department in or beyond the College ispossible. The Africana Studies program crosses departmental andcollege boundaries, and the director of Africana Studies reports tothe Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.Housed in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies,Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program with a mission ofteaching and conducting research in social sciences and humanitiesfields on the historical and contemporary experiences across theglobe. The program offers a major with a choice of twoconcentrations, combined majors, two minors, and a host of electivecourses based in interdisciplinary approaches to the study ofhistory, culture, language, socio-political systems, and behaviorsof peoples of African ancestry in the United States, the Caribbean,Africa, and throughout the African Diaspora.The director will support the University’s commitment to innovationand interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as thedepartment’s vision of the transformative power of culture as aninstrument for social change and innovation. Candidates should havedemonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusiveenvironments as well as to promoting experiential learning, whichare central to Northeastern University education. The College isstrongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity andenthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from membersof groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented inacademia.The Department has 18 faculty members and 25 affiliated facultymembers. Several faculty members hold joint appointments in otheracademic units including the English Department, the Women, Gender& Sexuality Studies program, the History Department, theInternational Affairs Program, Philosophy & ReligionDepartment, the Political Science Department, the School ofCriminology and Criminal Justice, the School of Public Policy andUrban Affairs, the Integrated Initiative for Global Health, theCenter for Health Policy and Law and the World Languages Center.The Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies includesmajors and minors in African Studies, African American Studies,American Sign Language, Film and International Cultures, Latino,Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish and several combinedmajors. The Department also launched a new combined major inHistory, Culture & Law. The Department supports several studentorganizations and many faculty-led study abroad programs.Qualifications:A PhD is required in African American Studies, Africana Studies, ora related field. Preferred Qualifications:Salary Grade:FACAdditional Information:Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, researchstatement, teaching statement, diversity, equity & inclusionstatement, and sample publication along with the names of threereferences. Candidates will be notified before their references arecontacted. To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-pand click on the link for full-time positions or full-timeinterdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on theNortheastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Pleaseaddress nominations and inquiries about the position to ProfessorAmilcar Antonio Barreto, Chair of the Africana Studies SearchCommittee, at [email protected] of applications will begin November 15 and will continueuntil the position is filled.To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positionsand click on the link for full-time positions or full-timeinterdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on theNortheastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Reviewof applications will begin immediately and continue until theposition is filled. Applications received by November 30th will beassured full consideration. The College ofSocial Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the ExperientialLiberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamicand highly selective urban research university in the center ofBoston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeasternprovides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities.The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence throughdiversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations andapplications from members of groups underrepresented inacademia.Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity. To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/504173center_img jeid-f395cb65650cb74aa3c58213d95f54d9last_img read more

Library Public Services Coordinator – San Diego

first_imgAPPLICATION: Review of applications willbegin immediately and remain open until filled. Expected start dateis mid-August. Submissions must include:Current resume/CV which lists educational and employmenthistoryAll application materials must be submitted throughthe Woodbury University Job Board.Email applications and submissions on third party platforms willnot be considered. Woodbury University is dedicated to celebratingdiversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment forall employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institutioncommitted to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.All employment decisions for all job classifications will be madeon the basis of such factors as education, character, ability,skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex,age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genderexpression, national origin, political orientation, disability,veteran status, marital status, parental status, geneticinformation, membership or non-membership in any lawfulorganization, or any other protected status. Woodbury University invites applicationsfor a Library Public Services Coordinator. The Library PublicServices Coordinator position reports to the University Librarianand oversees the programs, services and resources forthe San Diego Library. Coordinates theday-to-day operations of the San Diego branch Library; coordinatesthe employment of students in the San Diego Library. Incollaboration with the library faculty, provides general researchassistance and instruction in library use to support programoutcomes.This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefitplans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance,tax deferred annuity plan, annual vacation, sick, and paidholidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditionsof each plan and program.   ResponsibilitiesPerform full range of circulation desk duties (e.g. checkingmaterials in and out, renewing materials, dealing with billingissues). Answer patron questions related to policies andprocedures.Assist patrons in the use of library services,facilities and equipment.Manage InterLibrary Loan functions for the San Diego campuscommunity.Process and maintain course reserves materials.Check in and maintain serials collection; process serialsinvoices.Participate in collection evaluation and development.Coordinate the recruitment, orientation, training, supervision,and evaluation of student workers. Schedule student workers.Communicate with Financial Aid regarding students’ work-studyawards. Verify and approve student employee timesheets.Coordinate stacks maintenance and facility maintenance.Prepare reports; gather and maintain library statistics.Assist with the processing of new materials and donations.Other duties as assigned.RequirementsA two year college degree (AA or AS) in any fieldrequired.Two years of related library experience required; three yearspreferred.Ability to handle public contacts with tact, courtesy, patienceand firmness.Ability to work independently without supervision in afast-paced environment; ability to work effectively in a teamenvironment.Ability to delegate tasks responsibly and oversee theircompletion.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Highly motivated and dependable.Willing to work flexible hours.Attentive to detail.Strong organization and problem solving skills.Proficiency with MS Office applications, calendaring software,and standard office equipment; ability to learn new applicationssuch as WMS.Preferred RequirementsSubject background in Library Science.Subject background in Architecture, Art or Design.General knowledge of scholarly research methods in an academicenvironment.Physical Requirements:Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech. Manual hand/fingers dexterity.Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending,sitting, squatting, standing, etc.Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact withothers.Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical and mathskills.Analysis, perception/comprehension and judgment/decision makingability.last_img read more

Brussels ISIL cell ‘initially’ planned to ‘strike France again’

first_imgBelgian authorities said this weekend they had captured key members of a terrorist cell responsible for two major attacks in the last four months, and said the group had planned to “strike in France again” before it carried out the March 22 bombings in Brussels.In a series of raids starting on Friday, Belgian police apprehended two men who took direct part in the attacks on Brussels, including the ‘man with the hat’ seen on video minutes before two bombs went off at Zaventem airport.Of the six men arrested, four were charged with involvement in a terrorist group in connection with the Brussels and November 13 attacks in Paris. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, claimed credit for both attacks. In announcing charges, prosecutors said el Makhoukh was suspected of assisting Abrini and Krayem.Two of the six men arrested on Friday have been released, the statement said.Tara Palmeri contributed reporting. Also On POLITICO Behind the hunt for Europe’s most wanted man By Giulia Paravicini and Tara Palmeri Belgium’s clawless terror hawk By Laurens Cerulus dirty dozen Belgium’s 12 worst terror misses, mistakes and misunderstandings By Ryan Heath, Zoya Sheftalovich and Chris Spillane “Yes it was a good day, but we are still not safe because we didn’t find weapons and explosives while conducting house searches,” Eric Van der Sypt, spokesman for the Belgian prosecutor, told POLITICO. He added that the authorities think other suspects are still at large. “We don’t know exactly” how many, Van Der Sypt said. “We think we have the most important people but it’s not over yet.”Mohamed Abrini, who was arrested Friday, confessed that he was the third attacker at Brussels international airport, according to Belgian prosecutors. The other two men in the video killed themselves in the bombings.Law enforcement authorities said the other men charged on Saturday were Bilal El Makhoukh, a member of the salafi group Sharia4Belgium, and Osama K., who was later identified as Osama Krayem. A man identified as Hervé B.M., a 25-year-old Rwandan national who was arrested along with Krayem, was charged with assisting a terrorist organization.A Belgian security source said el Makhoukh, who also goes by the nom de guerre Abu Amrid, is “the ringleader” of the Brussels cell. Van Der Sypt said he was unable to confirm that.Prosecutors said Krayem was the man seen alongside Khalid el-Bakraoui just before the bombing of the Maalbeek metro station. El-Bakraoui was the suicide bomber who struck a subway car.The attacks at the subway stop and the airport in Brussels killed at least 32 people.center_img Prosecutors initially weren’t sure that Abrini was at the airport, but when he was shown pictures of the three attackers walking through the departure hall, he said, “Ok, it’s me,” according to Van Der Sypt. “He confessed also that he was involved” in the November 13 Paris attacks, Van Der Sypt told POLITICO on Saturday.Belgian prosecutors said DNA and fingerprints found at an ISIL safe houses in Brussels, and a car used in the Paris attacks, matched Abrini’s. He was also seen on CCTV footage in the company of another Paris suspect, Salah Abdeslam, at a gas station in France two days before the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.Abrini was already the subject of an international manhunt following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. Several of the Paris plotters have been linked back to Brussels. Abdeslam was arrested on March 18, after four months on the run.In a statement on Sunday, prosecutors said that the cell “initially had the intention to strike in France again,” but “surprised by the speed of the progress in the ongoing investigation, they urgently took the decision to strike in Brussels.” The bombings took place four days after Abdeslam’s arrest.Krayem, a Swedish national, confessed that he was the second metro bomber, said Van Der Sypt, the prosecutor’s spokesman. He also said that Krayem told authorities that last October 3 he drove to Ulm, Germany to pick up Abdeslam and man identified as Amine Choukri, who was arrested with Abdeslam last month. Choukri also uses the name Monir Ahmed Alaaj. Krayem was also “present in the City2 shopping mall when purchasing the bags that were used later in the attacks,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement Saturday.last_img read more

Trump fever grips Russia

first_img“Do you think they’ll even let Trump become president? I think it’s unclear,” said my grandma, completely taken with the whole spectacle.“Everyone expected that Republicans would be burning flags the day after the election, but it turned out to be the Democrats,” the news anchor commented. Read: “The news producer had planned to show this footage of a polarized America after a Democratic win, but we’ll work with what we got.”On day three, the news producers recovered a little and found a way to fill the propaganda vacuum after the initial “rigged election” story fell through. The news latched onto the awful Republicans who surround Trump, and while he himself is, of course, brilliant and friendly and means well, he may not be able to push through his sound Russia policies because the “institutions” and “the party” would be sure to block him. Russia had to remain cautious of the evil elites that surround a benign Trump.Front pages of Russian newspapers reporting on the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election | Yuri Kadobnov/AFP via Getty ImagesBeyond their initial surprise and curiosity, Russians latched onto the election as a spectacle. Students compared it to the popular Netflix show “House of Cards,” with its portrayal of American politics as full of debauchery and betrayal. As the British political scientist Sam Greene pointed out in the Russian newspaper Vedomosti, the Trump phenomenon is symptomatic of a transition toward “politics as circus.” No one believes that politics is about society anymore.Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Russia’s election fever is that racism, sexism, sexual assault and inequality suddenly entered everyday discussions. Most people still don’t use these words in Russia. Talking about Trump and the controversies surrounding him, many conceded that he seems to be a “mean guy.”Some students expressed solidarity with “women and Muslims in America,” or became upset about what the election results would mean for women in America and around the world. Some of my family members were concerned that mostly white Americans had voted for Trump and consequences this may have. Americans elected a president known for anti-immigrant, sexist, racist attitudes and, as a result Russians, are finally starting to debate these topics seriously. One block further south, a woman carrying grocery bags told her daughter how happy she was that “the Madam” did not get elected since she had “said such harsh things about Russia, her presidency would have been terrible for us.” A dog-walker chimed in, “What an interesting conversation you’re having, you’ve made such good points, thank you very much, I agree completely!”Despite state television’s warnings that voter fraud threatened to hand Hillary Clinton the election, everyone now appeared to have a high degree of faith in the American electoral system.A usually cold, reserved, individualistic Moscow had turned into a buzzing village, bound together by common rumors and concerns.A man working for the hotline of a member of the Moscow City Council wrote in a Facebook post that he had received calls from people in his district congratulating him and each other on the Trump win. He hadn’t seen anything near this level of enthusiasm after Russia’s parliamentary elections in September. “Apparently this is a more fateful moment for residents of this city district,” he mused.While some did seem thrilled at the prospect of a Trump presidency — mostly because they are hopeful that sanctions will finally be lifted — the overarching mood was not so much joy, it was surprise and curiosity. And most of all: excitement.Despite state television’s warnings that voter fraud threatened to hand Hillary Clinton the election, everyone now appeared to have a high degree of faith in the American electoral system: People all agreed that Trump won the electoral college votes and came into office after free and fair elections. MOSCOW — As exit polls from the American presidential elections rolled in, I was making my way from London to a snow-covered Moscow to visit my grandmother. What I saw when I got there surprised me: Russia was gripped by election fever. The U.S. was entering a new era, and Moscow wanted to go along for the ride.For three days I watched as state television covered the intricacies of the U.S. election as if the rest of the world was on hold. I talked to students who could not concentrate on anything but Donald Trump. Professors told me it had become impossible to teach their classes. Family members, not usually so opinionated, suddenly started using words like “racism” and “sexism.”I traveled across the city and walked its streets for days: There were no Trump-free zones. In the tram, strangers chatted to one another about the number of electoral college votes in Ohio versus California. People yelled into their cell phones at the supermarket, relaying results in North Carolina and Florida. On the street, I caught snatches of conversation between two older women walking arm in arm,  talking about “white America” and the “racial divide” on their evening stroll. When it seemed Clinton would win, the editor of Russia Today tweeted “Democracy RIP” — but then quickly rescinded her comment when it became apparent Trump had come out on top. Russian state TV similarly switched gears, churning out a narrative of American working classes flooding the polling stations and finally taking back their country.Trump’s win was proof that American propaganda had failed to fool the electorate.“This is real working America — people who work with their hands and produce real things, not people who work at universities or people who work in finance,” said the news anchor. “These aren’t immigrants, they’re locals who have suffered at the hands of American elites for years.”Trump’s win was proof that American propaganda had failed to fool the electorate, one woman told me: “The U.S. media was all in favor of Hillary, and still the people chose Trump. Americans really showed everyone what they’re made of.”State TV channels eagerly explained that Americans had voted for Trump “because they were tired of the anti-Russian attitudes of Clinton and the establishment.”And that was just the start. On day two, state media was afire with claims that America was on the brink of civil war, with dramatic footage of people burning the American flag and marching towards the White House. Deprived of a meaningful electoral process at home, Russians claimed a stake in America’s decision. Indeed, many in the country seem to believe that American voters have more control over what happens to them than they do.Olga Zeveleva is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Cambridge. Also On POLITICO Russia cheers Trump victory By Zoya Sheftalovich Trump’s team had contacts with Moscow during campaign: report By Louis Nelsonlast_img read more

Phish Surprises With Rare ‘Harpua’ Encore And Bust Outs Galore In Spectacular Dick’s Tour Closer

first_imgThanks for everything, Phish. We’ll see you in Mexico… if not sooner.Setlist: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO – 9/6/15Set 1: The Landlady, Free > The Moma Dance > Seven Below > Prince Caspian > Backwards Down the Number Line, The Line, Scent of a Mule[1], Saw It Again, Halfway to the Moon, The Birdwatcher, Frankenstein[2]Set 2: Wilson > Down with Disease[3] > Carini > Steam > Piper > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: Tweezer Reprise, Harpua[4] > After Midnight > NO2[1] > Keyboard Army > Your Pet Cat[5], Once in a Lifetime > United We Stand[6][1] Fish on Marimba Lumina.[2] Page on keytar.[3] Unfinished.[4] Unfinished. Narration included Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west and needing an oxygen tank. Trey sucked from an oxygen tank.[5] Included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag.[6] Phish debut.Notes: This show was webcast via LivePhish and featured several bustouts: The Landlady (last played December 3, 1994, or 768 shows), Birdwatcher (June 28, 2012, 134 shows), Keyboard Army (December 14, 1995, 684 shows), and Once In A Lifetime (October 31, 1996, 634 shows). Scent of a Mule and NO2 featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Down with Disease and Harpua were unfinished. Piper included a quote of Rocking Down The Highway. Harpua included narration about Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west, having a breathing problem, and needing an oxygen tank (with Trey sucking from an oxygen tank). Trey then said “I wonder if I should’ve gotten the oxygen in the lot after the show.” Harpua also contained a Glass Onion quote with Trey saying the Walrus was Page. Your Pet Cat included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag. Once In A Life Time contained Harpua quotes. This show featured the Phish debut of United We Stand. During Harpua, Trey mentioned that people writing down the setlist would want to only count Harpua once (by doing this, the encore spelled out THANK YOU).[Cover Photo via Phish From The Road, Setlist via Phish.net] Best encore ever! (SorryNotSorry for the exciting banter)Posted by Phishlove on Sunday, September 6, 2015 There’s a certain element of unpredictability that accompanies a Phish concert. Sure, you can ask “what will they play next?” at just about any moment of any given show, but there are some shows where that question could literally be answered by anything. The final night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park was one of those magical nights.In a summer tour marked by the appearance of seven new songs, including “Blaze On” and “No Men In No Man’s Land” on heavy rotation, not to mention the recurring “Martian Monster” (and various other Halloween 2014 tracks) and Fuego tunes, Phish opened the show with the unexpected: the first stand-alone “The Landlady” since 1994, a 768 show gap. The latin mamba had a bit of a love-hate relationship with “Punch You In The Eye” in the early 90’s, but eventually made its way back into that composition. Why did the band decide to bring it back now? Perhaps the better question is, why not?The first set had a real flow to it, with “Free” jamming into an extra-funked out “Moma Dance” before the delightful “Seven Below”. Free-flowing guitarwork from Trey Anastasio ushered in the powerful tones of “Prince Caspian”, which flowed smoothly into “Backwards Down the Number Line”. After “The Line”, a fun-loving Fuego tune, the group started getting out there. “Scent of a Mule” featured some experimental jamming from the group, as to be expected, going deep into uncharted waters before pulling it back and ending the song properly.Phish Breaks From Spelling Tradition, Covers Pink Floyd In Dick’s OpenerKeeping the set going, Phish plunged deeper into the darkness with “Saw It Again”. The rarity featured some humorous howling vocals, whirling the crowd into a frenzy. “Halfway to the Moon” followed, a Page McConnell original that provided a brief reprieve before two final intriguing selections. “The Birdwatcher” came next, a bizarre tune written for the Trey Anastasio Band and adapted as an a cappella piece for Phish. The lyrics are extra weird, but all too perfect for a Phish Sunday show at Dick’s. “Frankenstein” closed out the set, with McConnell rocking the keytar for this blistering Edgar Winter cover. Trey egged on the shenanigans, wearing a “Let Page Stand” shirt.  The second set played out a bit more traditionally, so to speak. After a rockin’ “Wilson” opener, the band steered into a monster “Down With Disease” jam. The band kept it light, staying in shallow waters and steering through various key signatures. Of course, the lightness was abruptly interrupted by the opening riff of “Carini”. Never ceasing to rile up a crowd, “Carini” and his lumpy head raised the energy in Dick’s to the point of no return. Phish was flying high at this point.The jams kept on coming in the second set, with Carini seguing into “Steam” into “Piper” into “2001” into “Tweezer”. You may accuse me of brevity here, but that 40+ minutes of music was simply one mega funk-a-thon. On any other night, this would have been the highlight, but this isn’t any other night. This is a summer tour closer at Dick’s.Phish kept moving through set two, jumping into “The Horse > Silent In The Morning” before closing out set two with the beautiful “Slave To The Traffic Light”. It was a monster set, undoubtedly, but this is a show that will remain infamous for its encore.After a “Tweezer Reprise”, the three following words said it all: “oom pa pa.” The sheer length of this “Harpua”, which included a grand total of five other songs intertwined, elevated this encore from a show closer to a full blown third set. Anastasio’s narration featured Jimmy as a East Coast fan traveling West to Colorado and getting lost to some local edibles. As Jimmy listened to some of his favorite classic rock tunes, the group slipped into a cover of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight”.Unfortunately for Jimmy (but fortunately for us), the potent potable took a turn for the worse. Things got weird during a spacey “NO2” > “Keyboard Army”, that is, until Jimmy was reunited with his furry friend, the cat Poster Nutbag. As Anastasio/Jimmy mused about the nature of pet cats, the group went into the Halloween instrumental “Your Pet Cat”. Played for only the third time, the instrumental broke down into a Mike Gordon narration, where the bassist accidentally caused Poster’s inevitable demise by, well, eating him. Evoking some “awwws” from the audience, Phish smiled and braved on through “Harpua”. This being one of those “why not?” type of Phish shows, the ending of the tune segued into a cover of the Talking Heads’ “Once In A Lifetime”. Phish is no stranger to Talking Heads covers, but this beloved classic rock tune had only been played once prior, back in 1996. 634 shows later, “Once In A Lifetime” returned to Dick’s with McConnell handling lead vocals. The band even included the “a dog… a dog…” segment in “Lifetime”, wrapping up “Harpua” before thanking the audience and seguing into a debut cover of the patriotic “United We Stand” song.As fans spent the past couple of days speculating what the band would spell out, as has become tradition at Dick’s, Trey delighted the crowd by announcing that “people writing down the setlist would only want to count ‘Harpua’ once.” Finally it was discovered that the band spelled out “THANK YOU” in the SEVEN SONG encore. What a way to maintain tradition and conclude a fantastic tour.  The FUCKING BIRDWATCHER!Posted by Phishlove on Sunday, September 6, 2015last_img read more

Pakistan Opens First Ever Violence Against Women Center

first_imgThe first of the centers was opened in Multan of the Punjab region. The entirely female-run shelter offers first aid, forensics, medical examination, rehabilitation, post-trauma, counseling, and mental health services, as well as legal assistance.RELATED: Former Child Brides Win Case in Court: Zimbabwe Bans Child MarriageThe installation of the institutions is a part of the Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence (PPWAV) Act passed by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif in 2016. The legislation is expected to take a dramatic stance against domestic abuse and violence against women nationwide.“Now the situation has changed compared to the past when women go to the police station they are told to go back to their home and accept the violence in the absence of laws on violence against women,” said Shaista Bokhari, Executive Director of the Women’s Rights Association.The center’s workforce is comprised of 8 female police officers, including 2 inspectors, 2 assistant sub-inspectors, 3 head constables, and 21 female constables.Click To Share The News With Your Friends  – OR, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhile Pakistan might be a notorious region for female abuse, the country is taking steps towards better gender equality by opening up 36 different Violence Against Women Centers nationwide.last_img read more

Cards start 1-0 at Tulsa; Garth scores 23

first_img Tulsa had the lead just twice in the contest, and both of those leads came early in the opening half and both were just one-point advantages. The Golden Hurricane led for a total of 33 seconds of game time.Oklahoma native Torey Noel got the start at point guard and finished the game with 11 points and six assists, while senior Zjori Bosha added 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.Big Red will be back in action Tuesday when they host Coastal Carolina in the 2017-18 home opener. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center, and will kick off a season-long four-game home stand for the Cardinals. Lamar sports informationTULSA, Okla. – Junior Nick Garth scored a game-high 23 points and senior Colton Weisbrod recorded his 11th career double-double to lead Lamar to a season-opening victory at Tulsa, 74-67, Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.“I’m very proud of this team today,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “Tulsa is a very good basketball team so we knew after we got that lead they would make a run at us. We have a veteran lineup this year, and these guys are battled tested. When came down to crunch time our guys just found a way to get into the winner’s circle.” Big Red jumped out to a quick start behind Garth’s 13 first-half points to build an early six-point advantage, 8-2. Tulsa responded with a 7-0 run to take its first lead of the game just moments later, 9-8, but the Cardinals never quit fighting.The score remained a one-possession game with both teams alternating the lead until the Cardinals went on an 8-0 run to build a seven-point advantage. Senior Zjori Bosha added to that lead when he picked off a pass and took it the length of the floor for the layup to push the Cards’ lead to nine, 29-20, with just over 5 minutes remaining. LU would push its lead to 11 points before going into the locker room with a 37-28 lead.The Cardinals finished the half shooting 50 percent (13 of 26) from the field while out-rebounding the Golden Hurricane, 21-16. Tulsa was 11 of 23 (.478) from the field but the Cardinals made them pay for their eight turnovers. LU scored seven points off the Golden Hurricane’s mistakes in the opening 20 minutes.After having their lead trimmed to six points midway through the second half, the Cardinals went back on the attack pushing its lead to 16. Tulsa had one final run left in them cutting deficit down to a single-point, twice with less than 6 minutes on the clock. Both times Tulsa had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead but could not convert. The Cardinals hit their free throws down the stretch to walk away with the victory.center_img Next UpThe Southland’s returning leader in double-doubles last season, Weisbrod picked up where he left in 2016-17 with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but he was held relatively in check in the first half – three points and six rebounds.LU shot 42 percent from the field, including seven three-point field goals, and took advantage of their attempts from the free throw line (17 of 21, .810). The Cardinals also dominated the glass out-rebounding Tulsa, 42-28.The Golden Hurricane shot 50 percent in the second half, but that wasn’t good enough to overcome 15 turnovers and a 26-percent clip from beyond the arc. Tulsa was led by 18 points from Sterling Taplin, but even he finished 7 of 18 (.389) from the field.last_img read more

Eight projects get $2.9 million in Vermont Community Development Grants

first_imgProjects will improve housing, services and flood resilience in eight communities Vermont Business Magazine Brownfield clean-up and re-development in Richmond and Montpelier, and energy efficient affordable housing in Bennington and Hardwick, are among the eight projects receiving more than $2.9 million in grants from the Vermont Community Development Program announced today. “From Waitsfield to Wheelock, communities across Vermont will use these grants to build affordable housing, clean-up contaminated sites for re-development, expand services to their residents, restore historic buildings, and make their communities more resilient”, said Governor Peter Shumlin. “We are excited to support this array of community projects, and thank all the people and organizations working hard every day to improve the lives of Vermonters and the communities we call home’, commented Patricia Moulton, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.“While targeted to the needs of lower income Vermonters, Community Development Block Grants address the needs of communities and represent a true partnership between the federal, state and local government,” said Department of Housing and Community Development, Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford. The projects include expanding childcare, parenting classes and family support services in Rutland, creating and improving affordable housing in Bennington and Hardwick, and assisting with flood recovery in Hancock, Montpelier and Waitsfield.Vermont’s congressional delegation has been steadfast in supporting the funding that makes the program possible. In a joint statement, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said: “At its core, this program is about transforming communities by creating opportunities for Vermonters. These projects mean new homes for our neighbors, more childcare for children and working families, and reinvigorated downtowns. They will play diverse and critical roles in our communities, from improving flood mitigation to ensuring town offices are ADA accessible.  These federal investments will empower Vermonters to offer a much-needed helping hand to community members who need it most, and we congratulate each of the recipients.” The state awards approximately $7 million annually in competitive grants through the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development. The grants are funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at:http://accd.vermont.gov/strong_communities/opportunities/funding/vcdp(link is external)$350,000         Town of Bennington- Deferred loan to Applegate Housing Limited Partnership to rehabilitate a 104-unit mixed-income property. 93 units will be available to households at or below 80% of Area Median Income. Proposed improvements to the property include repairs to water and sewer lines, accessibility and code upgrades, new roofs, siding, windows, and insulation, as well as converting the existing heating oil system to a bio-mass heating system.$358,250         Town of Hancock- Grant to assist in replacing an undersized culvert, on Churchville Road, causing damage and road closures during high-water, with a larger bridge structure capable of passing a 100-year storm event.$300,000         Town of Hardwick- Subgrant to the Lamoille Housing Partnership to purchase and install 13 new, energy efficient modular-built homes on vacant lots at the Evergreen Manor Mobile Home Park in Hardwick.  All homes will be affordable to families earning less than 80% of Area Median Income.$850,000         City of Montpelier- Grant to repair and rebuild the historic granite block retaining wall, at 1 Taylor Street, damaged by flooding in 2011. The project will also remove and dispose of contaminated soils, allowing the long planned multimodal transportation center and bike/pedestrian path project to proceed.The Richmond Creamery in 2012. UVM photo. To read story click on picture$500,000         Town of Richmond- Subgrant to Buttermilk, LLC to demolish four derelict buildings and remediate the former Richmond Creamery property. The brownfield site requires extensive cleanup due to the following sources of contamination: asbestos, lead paint, mold, ammonia, PCB’s, PAH’s, and metals. The redevelopment plan involves a net zero mixed-use development with office space, housing, public services, and retail space.$257,000         City of Rutland- Subgrant to Rutland County Parent Child Center (RCPCC) to complete Phase III of a five-year strategic plan to rehabilitate a building that has been unoccupied for 20 years. The project will serve an estimated 1,610 persons, all with income less than 50% of Area Median Income. The building will be used to expand RCPCC’s programs, including parenting classes for the community and a larger space for their Learning Together program, focused on pregnant and parenting youth who are working toward their high school diploma. The rehabilitation will involve roof work, improvements to the HVAC system, new windows, doors, floors, and painting.$264,182         Waitsfield Village Meeting House- Grant to assist the Waitsfield Village Meeting House flood proof the building and construct life safety and ADA/accessibility improvements. The project will include stabilizing and flood proofing the basement and moving all mechanical and electrical system components out of the basement to locations more than 2 feet above a 100-year flood.$30,000           Town of Wheelock- Grant to hire professional consultants to complete the planning and construction documents for the redesign and renovation of the Town Hall/offices to be ADA compliant.last_img read more

Chris Douglas launches Presidio Sports Management

first_img Related Presidio Sports Management, one of only a handful of sports law and athlete management firms catering to the endurance sports community, officially launched today under the leadership of endurance athlete and civil rights attorney, Chris Douglas.With a quickly growing client list, Presidio Sports Management represents a number of cycling and ultra-running athletes and pro racing teams including Salomon-sponsored distance runner Jorge Maravilla, iRT Racing Pro Cycling Team, Halo Sports Group, Inertia Racing Technology and Zycle Fix Bicycles.An avid triathlete, cyclist and trail runner, Douglas founded the agency after having successfully represented a number of cycling teams and brands in various aspects of civil and contract law during the past four years. His ten years of professional legal experience include roles as a senior civil rights attorney and his most recent position as a clinical law professor at UC Berkeley.“There’s always been a surprising lack of legal representation within the endurance sports community,” said Chris Douglas. “It’s not only an issue among athletes, but among smaller racing teams, emerging new brands and inaugural race events. I realized there’s a big opportunity here to make an impact in the endurance arena helping others with my honest and straightforward legal approach combined with my love for all things endurance-related.”The San Francisco-based agency will provide a number of services in athlete management – licensing, sponsorship, promotional relationships – as well as comprehensive ‘endurance law’ for brands, professional race teams, and race and event directors.Professional and legal consulting services include copyrighting, contract negotiations and formation, licensing and distribution agreements, permitting and insurance issues, sponsorship and endorsement procurement, dispute resolution and civil litigation matters, among others. The firm will also offer sports marketing services in the form of social media, web presence planning and advertisement design and management.www.presidiomgmt.comlast_img read more