Slightly Stoopid: The Expendables: Fresh on the heels of their newest studio release, Meanwhile… Back At The Lab, Slightly Stoopid continues to impress with their high energy live performances. Last night, Friday July 10th, was no exception, as Stoopid brought along The Dirty Heads and The Expendables on their “Everything Is Awesome” tour for a great night of music at Penn’s Landing on the Philadelphia waterfront.Slightly Stoopid Premieres New Video With Lost Footage Of Sublime’s Bradley NowellCheck out photos of the event from photographer Sean DiSerio (full gallery at the bottom).The Dirty Heads: You: Full Gallery Below: Load remaining images
Glowsticks. Three DJs. Free pizza. T-shirts. While students will be able to find all of these things at the Rave for the Brave tonight in Stepan Center, senior Chris Luboja said the event has a deeper meaning. All the proceeds from the Rave will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports severely injured members of the military as they transition back to civilian life. “Rave for the Brave is …. a great way to celebrate the lives of those men and women who sacrifice so much for us everyday,” Luboja said. The Rave is co-sponsored by Stanford Hall, Lewis Hall and the Trident Naval Society. “This event is really the first major dance on campus that is open to all students, not just those from a particular dorm,” Luboja said. “Stepan is ready for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to have a night filled with music, lights and smoke.” Standford assistant rector Andrew Balhoff said advertising for the event has already been met with success. “It will be amazing,” Balhoff said. “This is an inaugural event, but even so, we have over 1,100 people attending.” The Rave will begin at 10 p.m. tonight in Stepan Center. Balhoff said the venue would be transformed for the event. “We purchased 30,000 glow sticks, and 1,200 lasers will also be in use tonight at Stepan,” Balhoff said. “In addition, a smoke machine will emit 13,500 cubic feet of smoke per minute … We’ll have as much free pizza as you can eat.” Luboja said the organizers booked three DJs for the event. “Two of our DJs, Stanford’s own DJ Thayer and DJ ROC, come from the Notre Dame community, and the third, Vico Ono, is a Los Angeles native who has performed at locations like the Roxy Theater, Delicious Vinyl and Geisha House,” Luboja said. “He has had multiple tracks atop the Hypem [Hype Machine] Top 20 list.” Luboja said tickets would cost $5 and include the cost of pizza and glow sticks. “Further donations may be made for t-shirts and additional glow sticks,” he said.
Barbara Jacket served as head coach to the Olympic U.S women’s track and field team at Barcelona. McPherson competed in women’s high jump during the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.Both women are Port Arthur natives.
The first slate of casting is here for the upcoming West End production of Laura Wade’s new drama The Watsons. Samuel West will direct the previously announced transfer from the Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory, set to arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre on May 8 ahead of an opening night set for May 19.Heading the cast will be Grace Molony reprising her Evening Standard Award-nominated turn as Emma Watson, with fellow previous cast members Sam Alexander as Robert Watson, Sally Bankes as Nanny, Jane Booker as Lady Osborne, Elaine Claxton as Mrs Edwards, Ralph Davis as Lord Osborne, Tim Delap as Mr. Howard, Sophie Duval as Mrs. Robert, Louise Ford as Laura, John Wilson Goddard as Mr. Watson, Rhianna McGreevy as Margaret Watson, Elander Moore as Bertie, Paksie Vernon as Elizabeth Watson and Cat White as Miss Osborne.Picking up from an unfinished novel by Jane Austen, The Watsons follows Emma (Molony), nineteen and new in town, who has been cut off by her wealthy aunt. She needs to marry and fast, or be faced with a life of poverty and spinsterhood stuck in her humdrum family home. Luckily, she has plenty of prospective suitors asking to dance, from dashing socialite Tom Musgrave to the stinking rich, socially awkward Lord Osborne (Davis), but struggles with which partner to pick.The production will include scenic design by Ben Stones, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, movement by Mike Ashcroft and music by Isobel Waller-Bridge.The Watsons is scheduled to play a limited West End engagement through September 26, 2020. Additional casting will be announced soon. View Comments
Collins Aerospace,United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation, with a plant in Vergennes, Vermont, marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry. Goodrich will be combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the new UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.The increased scale, financial strength and complementary products resulting from the Goodrich acquisition significantly advance United Technologies’aerospace leadership at a time when the commercial aerospace industry is poised for growth.‘Throughout the history of our company, we have made many acquisitions, but Goodrich is among the few that stand out as truly transformational,’said UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Louis ChÃªnevert. ‘Adding the talented people, great technology and culture of innovation that has defined Goodrich truly positions us to better serve our aerospace customers with more advanced, integrated solutions for the next generation aircraft.‘The addition of Goodrich, along with our recent acquisition of a majority share in International Aero Engines, greatly advances our strategy of focusing on our core businesses and strengthens our position in the growing commercial aerospace market,’he continued.UTC also announced that Marshall Larsen, formerly Goodrich’s chairman and chief executive officer, is slated to join the United Technologies Board of Directors. Larsen is expected to be formally elected at the next scheduled meeting of UTC’s board on Sept. 12, 2012.‘Marshall’s global business experience and remarkable record of accomplishment while leading Goodrich will make him a valuable addition to UTC’s Board of Directors,’ChÃªnevert said. ‘I look forward to continuing to work with him and to welcoming him to our board.’In addition, effective immediately, Alain Bellemare is appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems. Bellemare will have leadership responsibility for Pratt & Whitney and for the newly created UTC Aerospace Systems. The presidents of Pratt & Whitney and of UTC Aerospace System’s two businesses ‘Aircraft Systems and Power, Controls & Sensing Systems ‘will report to him.‘Alain’s strong customer relationships, deep knowledge of the global aerospace markets, and proven leadership capabilities ‘most recently demonstrated during Goodrich integration planning ‘will serve him well and enable UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems to deliver unmatched value to customers and shareholders,’ChÃªnevert said.United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. Visit the new UTC Aerospace Systems website at www.utcaerospacesystems.com(link is external).United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX) 7.26.2012
Following the extreme heat experienced at the last two Challenge Vichy races in France, the date for the 2013 race has been changed in an attempt to provide more optimal long distance triathlon racing conditions.Initially scheduled for 18 August 2013, in cooperation with the City of Vichy, ETU and the Challenge Family, Challenge Vichy has now been rescheduled two weeks later and will take place on 1 September 2013 when Challenge Vichy will host the ETU European Long Distance Championships.“After two very hot years, where it was very hard for us to organize in good conditions, we didn’t want to start a third race with the sword of Damocles over our head!” said Challenge Vichy Race Director, Gael Mainard.“We have looked at statistics from Météo France to see what time would be the best for a race with the sun… but not in the heat. The choice fell on the last weekend of August; on average over the last 10 years, it’s 5°C cooler in this period. This should also allow us to finally have cooler water in the Lac d’Allier so it can be a wetsuit swim.”Mainard added, “This new date will also help us to secure more volunteers and also provide more accommodation options for athletes as it is out of the main French holiday period.”Registration for 2013 will open on 5 September at 14:00 CET. Those athletes who raced in 2012 will shortly receive an email detailing how they can enter at the specially reduced rate of €190.Meanwhile, this September, SPORT+ in France will begin a series of four 52 minute broadcast reports on Challenge Vichy 2012. These broadcasts will be aired by the sports broadcaster on 19 September at 10:00, 17:00 and 00:55; then on 22 September at 07:30.www.challengevichy.comwww.sportplus.fr Related
A Johnson County judge has denied five high school girl golfers’ request for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed them to begin competing immediately this fall.The girls and their families sued the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley School Districts earlier this week over the districts’ decisions to suspend all fall sports and activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.In denying the girls’ request Friday, Judge Robert Wonnell scheduled a full-day hearing for Friday, Sept. 11, to consider a preliminary injunction on the matter.The golfers’ lead attorney John Duggan could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.In documents filed in Johnson County District Court Wednesday, the five girls — four members of the SM East team and one member of the Blue Valley West team — argue that golf is the “ultimate social distancing sport,” and that the districts’ decisions to suspend all extracurricular activities last month without considering “inherent safety differences” between sports was “unnecessarily broad.”The only golfers named in court filings are twin sisters Hope and Hanna Robinett, both 18 years old and going into their senior years at SM East. The other three are suing through their parents because they are minors: James and Julie Hepler; Billy Roman; and Todd Misemer.Friday’s hearing was conducted remotely through conference call software used by Johnson County District Court. The hearing on Sept. 11 is also scheduled to be conducted remotely, as is a pre-hearing conference call scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.The golfers argue their due process rights and “freedom to expressive association” are being violated by the decision to postpone fall sports and activities in Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley. They also argue that Shawnee Mission Superintendent Mike Fulton “acted without policymaking authority” when he announced Aug. 18 that all students in Shawnee Mission would begin the academic year on Sept. 8 learning remotely and that all extracurricular activities, including golf, would be suspended indefinitely starting Aug. 21.The Shawnee Mission Board of Education never voted to approve the county’s “gating criteria” for school reopening after they were released July 28. A day earlier, the board had approved a resolution affirming the district’s reopening plan, which at that point, was not finalized.Still, county health officials say the county remains in the throes of a full-blown pandemic. Johnson County is still logging more than 110 new cases of COVID-19 per day and has been tracking more than 800 new infections per week over the past month-and-a-half, according to data collected by the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.Shawnee Mission is the only public school district in the county that plans to start classes next week with all of its students learning remotely.County health director Sanmi Areola earlier this week during a virtual town hall hosted by Shawnee Mission Schools expressed concern that new cases could spike in about two weeks, following this coming weekend’s Labor Day holiday.He encouraged families and students in Johnson County to avoid large gatherings and parties for the long holiday weekend, behavior he said happened earlier this summer for Memorial Day and for some graduation parties, contributing to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.“Parents who are demanding that schools reopen, that tell me athletics need to start,” he said, “this is a chance for you to help contain community spread.”
The New York Times:Before you suggest that friends or family members start to exercise or improve their diets, you might first want to ask a question: Are they saving for retirement?What do retirement savings have to do with physical health? A new study from the journal Psychological Science finds that people who are good at planning their financial future are more likely to take steps to improve their physical health — and then actually become healthier.The research, scholars say, offers a keen insight into the sorts of people who are likely to make short-term sacrifices in the name of a brighter future.“It suggests that there is something very abstract and fundamental about caring for the future,” said Gretchen Chapman, an editor for the journal and a psychology professor at Rutgers University. “The sort of person who invests in retirement is the sort of person who takes care of their health.”Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >
Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon, Keith Rowley, hailed Mr. Seaga as a “Caribbean political stalwart” who was instrumental in the drafting of the Jamaican Constitution, and who served as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition on two occasions. This period of service, he said, spanned 43 years of dedication to public service, particularly to the people of Jamaica. “As Caribbean people while we are poorer for his passing we can take comfort in being richer for his unstinting dedication and service to all of us,” PM Rowley said. Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted the late Prime Minister’s legacy in “academia, sports and culture, including his direct involvement in helping develop the reggae art form in post-independence Jamaica.” “Dominicans will remember the close bonds he had with our own former Prime Minister the late Dame Eugenia Charles, and the admiration he shared for our country. Jamaica has lost one of its champions, and the Caribbean has lost one of its most central figures of the last years of the 20th century,” PM. Skerrit said. The late former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, opens the 1983 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives. To his right is the late former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hugh Shearer. (Photo via JIS) Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, pointed to Mr. Seaga’s status as the longest serving parliamentarian in Jamaica and as a friend of Grenada. “Mr. Seaga was a personal friend and a friend of Grenada and of the New National Party. I recall him being one of the regional leaders who favoured the United States intervention in Grenada in 1983, which led to the return of democracy. Whichever side of the fence we sit on, we must appreciate that as our brother’s keeper, we do what we believe is in their best interest. In politics, there will always be supporters and detractors, but it is only fitting that we recognise the invaluable contributions made by those who devote themselves to public life. We know that in life, we must be prepared for death, but it is still unnerving when we are brought face to face with our mortality. Today, Jamaica lost a son and the region lost a supporter of regional integration who has advocated for changes to improve the process,” PM Mitchell said. Jamaica has lost a statesman, a builder and giant, and the Region will miss Mr. Seaga’s thoughtful commentary on matters of importance to its people, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Mia Mottley said in her tribute. Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… Oct 15, 2020 Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime MinisterTributes began pouring in via social media following the death of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur on Monday 27 July, with many recalling his intellect and passion for regional integration. Mr Arthur, 70, was Barbados’ longest serving Prime Minister. Leading the tributes, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, current Prime Minister…July 27, 2020In “Barbados”PM Harris calls for repositioning of CARICOM to address challenges(Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, has urged his fellow regional Heads of Government to take the necessary steps to reposition CARICOM in order to face the…February 26, 2019In “Associate Member States”Jamaica, Community have lost a towering figure – CARICOM SG on SeagaIn a message of condolence on the death of former Jamaica Prime Minister Edward Seaga, CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque said that Jamaica and the Community had lost a towering figure. The condolence message was dispatched to Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica who announced the former Prime Minister’s passing…May 31, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 1, 2020 President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger also extended sympathy to the government and people of Jamaica. “Mr. Seaga served as Jamaica’s Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989, and was the last surviving framer of the Jamaican constitution. At the age of 29, the former prime minister became the youngest person to be nominated to the Legislative Council (later the Senate) where he served for two years before becoming a Member of Parliament until his retirement in January 2005,” the President’s sympathy message read. Former Prime Ministers of Jamaica, PJ Patterson and Bruce Golding also paid tribute to Mr. Seaga. On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Sep 29, 2020 Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon Andrew Holness, who announced the sad news on Tuesday afternoon, said he considered Mr. Seaga his political father. “He has been a great mentor, friend and guide in imparting the skills on strategic leadership and in building a nation. I owe him and indeed Jamaica owes him a debt of gratitude. He will forever remain in our hearts and minds,” he said in a Facebook post. In the House of Representatives, PM Holness said that for the former Prime Minister served this country for most of his life. “He was in this Parliament for over 40 years. He is truly, a great Jamaican. He participated in the framing of the Constitution and the development of so many institutions which now define Jamaica,” Mr. Holness said. He said a special sitting of the House would be held where Members could pay their respect to the late Prime Minister. See more Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaica PM calls for Global Plan Similar to Marshall Plan You may be interested in… Current and former heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are among those paying tributes to former Jamaica Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga who died on Tuesday 28 May 2019, on his 89th birthday. “A strong sense of both regionalism and responsibility permeated the Rt. Hon. Edward Seaga’s leadership style and politics, resulting in him being widely admired and respected as an influential force within the Caribbean Community,” CARICOM Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis said. “My Colleague Heads of Government and I will always carry Edward Seaga’s hopeful message in our hearts as we strive to maintain the standing of our region as a zone of peace and stability buttressed by respect for human rights and democracy. These are guiding principles from which we shall never depart, and we will long remember the crucial role that Edward Seaga played in establishing them,” he added. Jamaica Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen, hailed Mr. Seaga as one of the principal architects of Jamaica’s post-independence governance structure. Sep 30, 2020
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