Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, And More To Perform At 2019 Newport Folk Fest As The HighWomen

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first_imgThe HighWomen, a relatively-new supergroup comprised of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby, has been announced as the latest act set to perform at this year’s Newport Folk Festival.With the addition of The HighWomen to the 2019 Newport Folk Fest lineup poster on Wednesday, the quartet will join previously announced including Warren Hayes, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Benmont Tench, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Tweedy, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Maggie Rogers, Sheryl Crow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more.As the event does with all of their performers, The HighWomen’s involvement means the festival’s charitable arm has made a donation on behalf of an organization of the artist’s choice. This time around, festival organizers have made a donation to She Is The Music, an industry-wide movement which actively works to increase opportunity and visibility for women currently working in music, as well as developing the next generation of women to join the industry and seek leadership role.The announcement on Wednesday comes a day after Carlile announced the 2020 edition of her Girls Just Wanna Weekend destination event, which will feature performances from Sheryl Crow, Lake Street Dive, Patty Griffin, Lucius, Wanda Sykes (Comedy Set), KT Tunstall, Jade Bird, Amanda Shires, and Yola. Carlile also celebrated the arrival of her new music video for “The Mother” on Wednesday as well.Fans can head to the Newport Folk Fest website for general info for this year’s event, but tickets are for the 2019 festival are sold out.last_img read more

Shuttered but humming

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first_imgDuring the white-heat search for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect on Friday, Harvard shut down, along with 87 square miles of Greater Boston, as government officials had requested. But behind the campus calm, administrators and staff labored intensely to keep systems humming, and Harvard University Police aided the manhunt.Starting at 7 a.m. and for nearly 12 hours afterward, there were no classes, no shuttle buses, and no conferences at the University. Fourteen Harvard cafes and coffee shops never opened. Crimson Catering ceased operation. At Harvard College, Visitas, the weekend program for prospective freshmen, was canceled. At Harvard Law School, an alumni weekend gathering also was canceled, along with a program for prospective students.The shutdown lasted until shortly before the bombing suspect was captured Friday evening in nearby Watertown. In an email to the Harvard community Saturday, President Drew Faust remarked on the double-edged quality of Friday, a day of both vigilance and togetherness. “Yesterday was a harrowing day in a week of tragedy, suffering, and uncertainty,” she wrote, “as well as courage and solidarity.”Harvard hunkered down in tandem with the wider outside world. MBTA bus and subway service stopped. Most businesses closed. Traffic was scant. State and city officials asked citizens to “shelter at home.” Harvard officials told the University community to do likewise.But as with the world at large, Harvard’s machinery never entirely stops. On Friday, the departments that supply security, power, meals, maintenance, and custodial services kept running.Lisa Hogarty, vice president for Harvard Campus Services, summed up the operational result as “very smooth.” The College’s 6,000 students were fed three times at 12 residential Houses and at Annenberg Hall, where freshmen dine. At Annenberg, free meals were provided to Harvard police officers, custodians, and graduate students shut out of their usual dining venues.Even though Harvard hunkered down in tandem with the wider outside world on Friday, its machinery never stopped. The College’s 6,000 students were fed three times at 12 residential Houses and at Annenberg Hall, where freshmen dine.At lunchtime at Annenberg, freshmen gave dining hall workers a standing ovation. Many had been pressed into service from Crimson Catering, where workers typically start at 5 a.m.A moment later, the same students spoke for everyone in the Boston area who felt defiant and proud in the face of Monday’s terror attack. Standing to face the American flag in Annenberg, they sang the national anthem. Nina Hooper ’14 witnessed that moment and called it “lovely.” (She’s Australian.)The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) was the tip of the spear during the shutdown. Thursday night, following the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, HUPD kept its 3-to-11 shift on duty through the night. That doubled the police presence on campus overnight, a tactic used for the next two shifts as well, until 11 p.m. Friday, just after the manhunt ended. “We had a lot of officers working a lot of time,” said HUPD spokesman Steven Catalano. “It was all hands on deck.”HUPD officers helped pursue suspectsSome HUPD officers faced dangers on the overnight shift, as they joined a multiagency car chase through Cambridge and Watertown that ended in a gun battle with the suspected marathon bombers. “They were getting shot at, and grenades were being thrown in their area,” said Catalano of the responding Harvard officers. “They put themselves in jeopardy [that] night.”But on the University’s Cambridge and Harvard campuses Friday, quiet reigned. Visiting scholars, shut off from scheduled conferences, organized mini-tours through Harvard Yard. Others sequestered at the Faculty Club, including many Marcel Proust scholars at Harvard for an international conference marking the 100th anniversary of “Swann’s Way,” the first volume of the novel “In Search of Lost Time.” Organizer François Proulx, a lecturer in Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature, wrote in an email: “They worked on their papers or just followed the news. One did mention brushing up on some Flaubert.”At midafternoon, National Guard soldiers stood watch on Harvard’s periphery near the entrance tunnel for MBTA buses. Two HUPD cars were at opposite ends of Harvard Yard, engines idling. Freed from classes, undergraduates played soccer and threw Frisbees and footballs. Near Massachusetts Hall, two young men played a blistering game of baseball catch.Later, with a soft rain falling, a knot of tourists — a rare sight Friday — paused near the John Harvard Statue, their umbrellas open. An undergraduate walked by on the way to dinner at Annenberg, wearing a T-shirt that was an advertisement for normalcy. It read, “No one says ‘When I grow up, I want to go to Yale.’”Beyond the crowded Yard, the streets were nearly bare of traffic. At one point, Catalano looked out the window of his Massachusetts Avenue office. He saw two pedestrians and one car. (In her email, Faust wrote of the eerie stillness of the daylong communitywide lockdown.)The emptied streets and slowed traffic seemed “crazy,” but they were a relief too, said Catalano. “Everyone followed the directions [to shelter inside]. It was a smart thing to do: Stay safe and let law enforcement do its work,” he said.Twelve Harvard alert emailsTwelve Harvard alert emails were broadcast to the community through the day. (The last, at 9:27 p.m., was a poem of joy and relief: “Suspect taken into custody in Watertown. Safe to resume normal activity.”)Hogarty praised that effective communication, including the flurry of internal emails that for Catalano began at 10:56 p.m. Thursday, after the MIT shooting. “That started a very, very long night of communication,” Catalano said, including, at 12:15 a.m. Friday, the first of many conference calls. Catalano, like many Harvard officials, barely slept. Between 2 and 4 a.m., 31 emails had flooded his computer from just two College officials, and another 25 from people elsewhere. In the morning, said Catalano, “things heated up even more.”Things stayed hot through the day for Harvard’s Crisis Management Team, too. This core group of administration deans from each School, along with Massachusetts Hall officials and vice presidents associated with operations, joined in nearly hourly groups calls — 10 of them between 6 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. alone, said Hogarty. Among the topics addressed were the timing of the closure, logistical needs (like how to staff the kitchens), and the content of messages to the Harvard community.At dinnertime, Faust joined Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds at Annenberg Hall, where they spent 45 minutes talking with freshmen.Around the same time, Harvard Provost (and Boston Marathoner) Alan M. Garber made the dinner rounds at Currier, Pforzheimer, and Cabot Houses to mingle with upperclassmen. Along the way, he met some students who had been diverted from the marathon just a few blocks from the finish line Monday. A few of them ran or walked all the way back to Harvard — cold, and without access to their checked personal belongings.At Annenberg, free meals were also provided to Harvard police officers, custodians, and graduate students. Following Friday’s lunch, freshmen gave the dining hall workers a standing ovation. File photo by Amanda SwinhartStudents pitch in to keep Houses workingAt Cabot House, students stepped in to make up for a staffing shortfall by washing dishes and checking in students. At Annenberg, Hooper, the freshman from Australia, organized two shifts of a dozen Class of 2016 friends to help out in the kitchen. “It was a nice chance to get to know the kitchen staff,” she wrote late Friday night.But it was more than that, she added, writing a capstone for a day of cooperation.  “There is something very special about the students at Harvard,” and it goes beyond just being bright, she wrote. “Because they come from so many different ways of life, they really know how to appreciate how good we have it here and all those who make this possible.”last_img read more

Community members participate in call-in event

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first_imgKatheryne Robinson A student calls urging representatives to promote inclusivity. A course known as Advocacy for the Common Good planned and hosted this call-in event in Geddes Hall on Monday.The Center for Social Concerns seminar, Advocacy For The Common Good, facilitated the event at Notre Dame.“It think it is our job to use our power and our education to advocate for those who are voiceless in a lot of situations,” freshman Grace Stephenson, who is a student in the course, said. Stephenson said the Notre Dame community should uphold fundamental ideals of community through events such as the call-in.“We are making these calls today because the USCCB announced nationally [that Monday] is a call-in day for Dreamers, and as part of the Catholic mission of the University, we felt compelled to honor that call through our class,” Stephenson said. Scripts were provided in Geddes for those making calls to senators and representatives. Included in the scripts were requests for government officials “to support a bipartisan, common-sense and human solution” for recipients of DACA and to “reject proposals that undermine family immigration or protections for unaccompanied children.” The course instructor, Mike Hebbeler, said recognizing human dignity and protecting families are central to Catholic social teaching. “This is very much a family issue,” Hebbeler, who is the director of discernment and advocacy for the Center for Social Concerns, said, “The calling today is very much in protection of [rec and in protection of families.”Junior Rathin Kacham said he is one of the recipients of DACA who is directly influenced by this legislation. Kacham, who is also enrolled in the course and attended the Geddes call-in, has recently become vocal about his DACA status and said he found support in both the course and the Notre Dame community.“The big deal for me is living with an eye on Washington on all times,” Kacham said. “There is a lot of uncertainty there, and I have to think about what I will do if nothing happens or if something happens; so there is a degree of anxiety there, but I’ve kind of gotten used to it.”Regardless of these anxieties, Kacham said he remains optimistic because community members continue to support him.This support extended beyond those enrolled in the Advocacy course, as other Notre Dame students and South Bend residents attended the Monday afternoon event. South Bend resident Jenario Morgan attended the event, though he has no official connection with the University. He said he supports Notre Dame in its desire to promote justice.“As a citizen of the United States, and a privilege and honor to be one, I think that everybody deserves a chance to continue our nation,” Morgan said.Hebbeler said he and his class do not plan to stop active support for recipients after Monday.“The idea is to keep amplifying those voices until policy is drafted and implemented, and new laws are created to protect our immigrant communities, to protect our families,” Hebbeler said. To follow-up on the call-in, there will be a march Friday afternoon, starting at Geddes Hall, continuing to Holy Cross College and finally proceeding to Senator Joe Donnelly’s office.More information can be found on the “Dream SB” Facebook page. Tags: Advocacy For The Common Good, call-in, Geddes Coffee House, Senator Joe Donnelly, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students and faculty, as well as members of the South Bend community, were invited to Geddes Coffee House on Monday to make phone calls to their governmental representatives to urge protection for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), who were brought into the United States by their parents as children. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spearheaded the national call-in day after the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation Feb. 15 to resolve the current uncertainty recipients of DACA face with regard to immigration policy. last_img read more

Bradley Manning Trial: Max Sentence Reduced

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (Artwork courtesy of Deb Van Poolen, www.debvanpoolen.com)U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense team won a small victory Tuesday when the military judge presiding over his leak case dropped nearly five decades off the soldier’s possible maximum sentence, but the WikiLeaks whistleblower is still in jeopardy of spending the rest of his life behind bars.The judge, Col. Denise Lind, reduced the maximum penalty against Manning from 136 years to 90 years after ruling that several counts were duplicative, according to a military press release.Still, Manning, 25, could sit in a prison cell until he’s 115 years old if the maximum sentence holds up.Manning’s court martial is currently in the second week of its sentencing phase. Manning last week was found not guilty of “Aiding the Enemy”—the most serious charge—but was found guilty by Lind of nearly all other charges.More: Multimedia package on Bradley Manning’s caseManning was accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. The solider pleaded guilty in February to 10 of 22 charges brought by the U.S. government.Military prosecutors have argued that Manning’s leaks jeopardized U.S. interests abroad.Lind’s decision Tuesday came after the defense filed three separate motions to merge several counts against Manning.The sentencing case resumes Wednesday.last_img read more

Sunny time for Solar

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French national found dead on Bali sidewalk tests positive for COVID-19

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first_imgBalinese authorities have confirmed that a French national who died on the resort island six days ago tested positive for COVID-19 post-mortem.His body was found on top of a motorcycle on a sidewalk on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Denpasar on Sunday.  “It was the foreign national who was found on Jl. Imam Bonjol,” Sanglah Hospital official I Ketut Sudartana told The Jakarta Post on Saturday . “It was confirmed after a PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test that he was coronavirus-positive.” It was initially thought that the 72-year-man had a seizure and died of a heart attack. His body was recovered by medical workers wearing hazmat suits. “We are now communicating with the [French] consulate general regarding his cremation,” the head of Bali’s COVID-19 taskforce, Dewa Made Indra, said, adding that the consulate would contact his family.Reports of the circumstances of the French national’s death came amid concerns that Bali has been underreporting COVID-19 cases. As of Friday, Bali reported only four confirmed cases, none of which were cases of local transmission, officials said. The first case was a British national who died at Sanglah Hospital. Like the French national, she was confirmed to have had the coronavirus after her death. The other two cases are Balinese residents who returned from Italy and Jakarta, two regions that are struggling to contain the virus. Experts have said that the low number of cases was “scientifically odd”.   Bali has been hit hard by the global pandemic, which has hurt global tourism. However, the resort island only decided to close its tourist sites yesterday after an instruction from the central government. It also decided to limit congregational rituals for Nyepi (Day of Silence). (mfp)Editor’s note: The article has been updated to correct the attribution of the first direct quote. Topics :last_img read more

Chukwu Ndukwe urges Osimhen to be more focussed

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first_img Chukwu-Ndukwe speaking in a chat with brila.net, he said the national team will be better for all of his performance at the club level considering the resurgence of Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester city. “For Lille he is playing regularly, he just have to keep his focus, work hard and get ready. “There is competition in the national team and that is good for the national team. “We have a lot of strikers now who are also fighting to get a shirt into the team. So everybody has to work hard to be able to represent Nigeria.Advertisement Former Nigeria international, Raphael Chukwu Ndukwe has urged Lille metropole Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen to be up-and-doing and continue to work hard after hitting his 13th ligue un goal in Lille’s 1-2 home loss to Olympic Marseille. Meanwhile, Vincent Enyeama has described Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a “very high level”. The 21-year-old controlled a defence-splitting pass from Jonathan Bamba to beat a stuck Steve Mandanda for the Great Danes’ goal. However, a change of fortune saw Andre Villas-Boas’ men seal maximum points following Reinildo Mandava’s own goal and Dario Benedetto’s effort. Read Also:Lille set price for Liverpool, Real Madrid target Osimhen Despite his former team ending up on the losing side, Enyeama reserved special words of praise for Osimhen, who is now three goals behind leading scorer Wissam Ben Yedder. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Secret Origin Stories Of Modern Mouth-Watering Meal10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Loading… last_img read more

GHS Class of 2020 to hold outdoor graduation

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first_imgGreensburg, IN —Greensburg Community Schools administrators have updated the Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. After two rescheduled dates, the ceremony was pushed back to this Saturday, July 18 at 9 am. After Wednesday’s announcement from Governor Eric Holcomb, the school made the decision to close the ceremony to the students only, and show it virtually through several different avenues for family, staff, and others to watch. The Class of 2020 has 167 students, which makes it impossible to allow each to have even one guest and be under 250 people.Several parents and family members called in complaints about not being able to watch the event in-person and made suggestions that instead of hosting the event indoors, as it is historically in the gymnasium, but to host it at the GCHS Football Complex. The GCSC administration has been working with the local health department to coordinate the event outdoors. The graduating students are encouraged to wear a mask that is provided by the school and those in attendance are also encouraged to wear a mask. Also as seating is limited in the bleachers, it is suggested to bring a chair.last_img read more

Super Eagles train in Singapore for Brazil

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first_imgRelatedPosts Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Everton sign Brazil midfielder from Napoli Reinier completes Dortmund loan switch Three-time African champions Nigeria have full capacity in Singapore as they began training sessions on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s prestige friendly with five-time world champions Brazil.Stoke City of England’s Oghenekaro Etebo is a late withdrawal from the roster, but all the other 21 players trained on Thursday morning and will train twice on Friday. The official training session will take place on Saturday, with the match scheduled to kick off at 1pm Nigeria time on Sunday.Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has opted not to call any more players following the withdrawal of Etebo, and Wednesday’s withdrawal of defender Olaoluwa Aina as a result of injury. The Franco-German already replaced defender Kenneth Omeruo with Tyronne Ebuehi, while Efosa Solomon-Otabor joined the camp following France-based Samuel Kalu’s unavailability.Solomon-Otabor and forward Peter Olayinka are coming into the Nigeria senior camp for the first time ever, while Ebuehi returns for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Former junior international midfielder Ramon Azeez also makes a return, and defenders Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem, as well as midfielder Wilfred Ndidi are back after missing the 2-2 draw with Ukraine in Dnipro last month.21 EAGLES TO BATTLE BRAZILGoalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Efosa Solomon-Otabor (PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic). Tags: Brazillast_img read more