Early last year, Blink-182 announced in a press release that founding guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge would be leaving bandmembers Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker after more than two decades at the forefront of the pop/punk scene. This came as news to DeLonge, who subsequently posted a series of disillusioned social media rants describing his confusion over the situation, as well as his passionate feelings about UFOs.Tom DeLonge Is Leaving Blink 182…Maybe?Now, settled in with replacement Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio), the band is back in full force with an upcoming summer tour and a brand new album released today. California is more reminiscent of Blink’s early days after a disappointing 2013 release, Dogs Eating Dogs. Check out Blink 3.0 below.
David Lemieux’s Dave’s Picks series has always brought the choice cuts of the Grateful Dead catalog to the avid fan and music collector’s of live music. And with the first drop of 2017, Volume 21 brings us April 2nd, 1973 at Boston Garden. While the band was finishing off a major tour, this was a show that delivered from the very first note, to the very last one.“We all expect Big Things from the Big Songs, but all the smaller songs in this show are stunningly played. That extra something in every song that makes a great show GREAT? It’s here in every song. And as for the bigger songs, they certainly deliver as well.”Mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman and featuring illustrations by 2017 Dave’s Picks Artist-In-Residence Dave Van Patten, Dave’s Picks Volume 21 is limited to 16,500 individually numbered copies. In other words, if you plan on ordering this particular show, get on it now.Volume 21 is available for pre-order and will be released on February 1st, 2017. Grab a copy while you can www.dead.net.Setlist: Grateful Dead | Boston Garden | Boston, MA | 4/2/73Set 1: Promised Land, Deal, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, Looks Like Rain, Wave That Flag, Box Of Rain, Big River, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, You Ain’t Woman Enough, Jack Straw, Don’t Ease Me In, Playin’ In The BandSet 2: Ramble On Rose, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo, Greatest Story Ever Told, Loose Lucy, El Paso, Stella Blue, Around And Around, Here Comes Sunshine-> Jam-> Space-> Me And Bobby McGee, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, Johnny B. Goode,E: We Bid You Good Night
Some of the most beloved performers in American music will take the stage to pay tribute to Motown Records next week, as the legendary record label celebrated 60 years of pumping out hits last month.Comedian Cedric the Entertainer and singer Smokey Robinson will team up to host the upcoming Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration, which will take place this coming Tuesday, February 12th, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The concert event will feature performances from some of Motown’s most legendary recording artists including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, and Boyz II Men, in addition to Ciara, John Legend, Fantasia, Brian & Eddie Holland, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, NE-YO, Pentatonix, Valerie Simpson, Mickey Stevenson, and Meghan Trainor.The Motown tribute event next week follows the upcoming Grammy Awards, which take place on Sunday night at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. This year’s televised awards ceremony will be hosted by Alicia Keys.Related: Stevie Wonder Honors Martin Luther King With Obama, McCartney, Springsteen Founded in January 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr., Motown would help introduce the world to artists and groups including The Miracles, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Martha and the Vandellas, just to name a few. In 1963, the label also released an album titled, The Great March on Washington, featuring an emerging Reverend by the name of Martin Luther King.The all-star concert event in tribute to Motown will be taped, and is set to air on CBS on April 21st.[H/T Recording Academy]
Fifteen faculty members have been awarded 2020 Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for their outstanding publications:Dimiter Angelov, Dunbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History, “The Byzantine Hellene: The Life of the Emperor Theodore Laskaris and Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century,” (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).Jason Beckfield, professor of sociology, “Unequal Europe: Regional Integration and the Rise of European Inequality” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).Peter Burgard, professor of German, “Baroque: Figures of Excess in Seventeenth-Century European Art and German Literature” (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2019).Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age” (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019).Philip J. Deloria, professor of history, “Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract” (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019).Henry Louis Gates, Alphonse Fletcher Jr., University Professor, AAAS, “Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow” (New York: Penguin Random House, 2019).William Granara, professor of the practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment and director of the Center for Middle East Studies, “Narrating Muslim Sicily: War and Peace in the Medieval Mediterranean World” (London: I.B. Tauris, 2019).Anne Harrington, Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science “Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness,” (New York: W.W. Norton, 2019).Naomi Oreskes, professor of the history of science, “Why Trust Science?” (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019).Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, “The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial Predicament” (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019).Mark Richard, professor of philosophy, “Meanings as Species,” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).Kevin Ryan, professor of linguistics and chair of the Linguistics Department, “Prosodic weight: Categories and Continua,” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).William James Simpson, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, “Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the Illiberal Roots of Liberalism,” (Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019).Ajantha Subramanian, professor of anthropology, “The Caste of Merit: Engineering Education in India” (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019).Gordon Teskey, professor of english, “Spenserian Moments” (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019).
Philosopher, writer and editor Martha Nussbaum explored the role of anger in movements led by Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, and Nelson Mandela in a lecture titled “Anger and Revolutionary Justice” on Wednesday as part of the 10th Christian Culture Lecture at Saint Mary’s.Nussbaum began the lecture by reflecting on an ancient Greek story in which Athena persuades the Furies in a city to re-orient themselves and adopt attitudes of benevolence, thus liberating the city with justice because of the transition, she said.“Political justice does not put a cage around resentment, it must ultimately transform it from something barely human, excessively bloodthirsty, to something human,” she said. ” … Anger with all its ugliness is a very popular emotion. Many people think it is impossible to carry out justice without anger.”Nussbaum said many people believe anger is a necessary component in supporting one’s beliefs and defending self-worth and often involves the idea of ‘payback,’ or retribution.“The most popular issue in the sphere of criminal justice today is retribution, that is, the view that the law must punish transgressions in a manner that embodies the spirit of justified anger,” Nussbaum said. “ … Anger is at the heart of revolutionary transformation.“We think about payback all the time,” Nussbaum said. “It is very common to think that the proportionality between crime and punishment somehow makes good. Only it doesn’t.”Nussbaum described three paths to deal with anger: the path of status, which is self-focused, the payback path, which results in the offender suffering, or the better, more rational spirit of looking forward and ‘do what makes sense’ option.This third rational option requires a stage known as the “transition stage” and is the stage used by the three leaders in the transition from anger to passionate hope, she said.One must take courage and learn from the legacies of three noble, successful freedom movements conducted in the spirit of non-anger — those of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, Nussbaum said.“Now there is indeed anger in King’s [I Have a Dream] speech, at least at first … but King gets busy reshaping it to work and thought for how could it [anger] be made good,” Nussbaum said.Nussbaum said a strategy of transition anger is necessary, which she defined as a movement from anger with all its defects into a forward constructive form and work.“Anger towards opponents is to be transformed into a mental attitude that carefully separates the deed from the doer. … After all, the ultimate goal, as King says, is to create the world where all can live together,” Nussbaum said.Mandela also embraced this method, Nussbaum said.“Payback was natural and easy, Mandela took the difficult course. … A generous spirit was far more useful for the nation,” Nussbaum said. “Mandala asked, ‘How shall I produce cooperation and friendship?’ It is this remarkable capacity for generosity that was Mandela’s genius.“It’s a difficult goal, but it’s that goal that I’m recommending for both individuals and institutions. Anger is a prominent threat. … I hesitate to end with a slogan that will portray my age, but it really is time to ‘Give Peace a Chance.’”Tags: Christian Culture Lecture, martha nussbaum
Mack Group,Spot, the revolutionary new vision screening tool from PediaVision, is quickly changing the efficiency of vision screenings at schools across America due to the device’s speed, accuracy, ease of use and data tracking.The new Spot vision screener is manufactured for PediaVision by Mack Medical in Arlington, Vermont, which selected Fisher Elementary, also in Arlington, as one of the schools to conduct a pilot screening.”It was so amazing!” said Amy Goodfellow, the school nurse at Fisher Elementary, who has done many screenings over the years. “It was a wonderful experience. It would normally take me at least 10 minutes per student for a vision screening, but with the Spot vision screener, it literally took me only 10 seconds per student.”There are 160 students at Fisher Elementary, ranging in school age from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, and the entire screening took less than two hours. In the past, Goodfellow said it would take much longer, days and even weeks to complete. Speed wasn’t the only attribute about Spot that got Goodfellow’s attention.”My favorite thing about Spot was being able to screen students whom I hadn’t been able to screen in the past using the eye chart,” said Goodfellow. “This was perfect. It was not subjective. It was scientific, providing an accurate measurement of each student’s eyes.”The screening with Spot identified 11 students who have a vision issue and are being referred to an eye doctor for a full eye exam.”These are all students I have screened in the past, but wasn’t able to identify a problem using the eye chart,” said Goodfellow.One case in particular feels like a great vision health victory for the school nurse.”I have a special needs student whom I have been unable to get an accurate reading for in the past,” Goodfellow said. “The screening with Spot showed an astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness). The parents were so grateful to learn about these results, because their child has been struggling in school and this may be the reason. Now they can get help for their child.”Fisher Elementary principal, Deanne Lacost, watched her students go through the screening process with Spot and could immediately see the benefit.”I was so proud that our school was chosen to use this new technology,” said Lacost, who had been principal at Fisher Elementary for the past five years. “It’s important for us to screen students for both vision and hearing just to monitor the students and make certain there are no issues.”We have used the eye chart in the past, but given the opportunity to move to the Spot vision screener, we were able to screen all of the kids in a couple of hours and it usually takes a lot longer. We loved the fact that we got the information immediately.”The principal was most impressed by the ability of the Spot to screen all the children, especially the preschool students.”I watched the screening and the way the children are screened is so different,” said Lacost. “It is not invasive for the kids who are non-verbal. It was simple with no interaction required.”Vision Disability, Number One Health Issue in SchoolsIn a recent study of the top seven health issues in schools, vision disability is priority number one.(1) This clearly shows evidence that addressing the prevalence of visions disorders can improve student outcomes. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. Approximately 80 percent(2) of what children learn in their early school years is visual. Alarmingly, fewer than 15 percent of all preschool children receive an eye exam and fewer than 22 percent receive any type of vision screening. Today, of all school-age children across America, 25 percent suffer from a vision problem,(2) yet in the 9 to 15 year age group, only 10% of those needing glasses actually had them.About SpotThe new breakthrough Spot vision screener was recently launched and can assess a child’s vision with unmatched speed, accuracy and deliver immediate comprehensive results. Spot has an incredibly quick capture time of less than one second which makes screening equally efficient in a physician’s office or large-scale public screening. The WiFi enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as taking a photo. Spot’s touchscreen interface clearly displays the results accurately and instantly. Spot is easily used by anyone when screening children from 6 months through adults. With Spot, a typical school can be screened in one day, dramatically lowering the cost to screen students. Access to the screening data is immediate and Spot facilitates a large scale data analysis. Spot enables educators to instantly print reports, monitor follow-up care and show supporters the statistics behind childhood vision issues.About PediaVisionPediaVision, inventor of the Spot vision screener, is dedicated to solving the critical problem of undiagnosed vision problems and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day. Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to positively affect the outcomes of a child’s education performance.Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be. For more information, including how to order Spot, please visit www.pediavision.com(link is external). (1) Basch, C.E. (2010) Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap.(2) American Optometric AssociationSOURCE PediaVision LAKE MARY, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —
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New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed overseas travellers made just 398,000 trips to the UK in the second quarter of the year.This was down a staggering 96 per cent from the same period last year.- Advertisement – “While the figures relate to the first lockdown period, since then the industry has had to deal with constantly changing travel advice and quarantine measures, as well as local lockdowns, meaning there has been very limited scope for recovery in the travel industry. “As a result tens of thousands of jobs have already been lost and many businesses have closed their doors for good. “In addition to tailored financial support for travel companies, the government needs to implement an effective testing regime and introduce a fully regionalised travel corridor approach by the time lockdown is lifted to help people feel more confident to travel. “It also needs to introduce flexibility into the furlough scheme to support businesses who need to have staff processing refunds, but won’t be generating income.” OlderFuture of Norwegian uncertain as government denies further aid UK residents made 939,000 visits abroad in over the three-month period, which was 96 per cent fewer than the corresponding period the previous year.They spent £402 million on visits abroad. The ONS said data collection by the International Passenger Survey was suspended for the period covered, so the figures are based on administrative sources and modelling. Commenting on the data, and ABTA spokesperson said: “Today’s ONS figures for overseas travel in April to June 2020 lay bare the devasting impact Covid-19 has had on the industry. – Advertisement – The ONS placed the blame for the decline squarely on the Covid-19 pandemic. In total, overseas residents spent £218 million on their visits to the UK in in the second quarter of the year.The figure was again down 97 per cent on the same period of 2019.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
One Year Later: Governor Wolf Secures Full Domestic Violence Plan SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing, Human Services, Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – One year after he first called on legislators to pass a package of domestic violence bills, Governor Tom Wolf signed the remaining piece of legislation from that package into law.By signing Senate Bill 919, now Act 148 of 2018, Governor Wolf builds on his support for victims of domestic violence and completes the passage of a package of bills he urged legislators to pass on October 24, 2017. The package included Senate bills 449, 500, 501, 502 and 919. In April of this year he asked House leaders and committee chairs to send him those same bills that had passed overwhelmingly in the Senate.“Signing this final domestic violence bill into law is gratifying and I thank the General Assembly for getting this bill to my desk,” Governor Wolf said. “But, this doesn’t stop the need to continue to push for additional legislation to decrease the prevalence of domestic violence and to protect victims. I will continue to work with legislators, advocates and victims to be sure we are doing all we can to increase protections against domestic violence.”Governor Wolf signed various domestic violence bills into law from April to October, including Act 79 of 2018, a reform long-sought by domestic violence and gun safety advocates to keep guns from abusers and honor all the victims of domestic violence that have lost their lives at the hands of their abuser with a firearm.The final bill, sponsored by Senator Art Haywood, is a victim protection bill regarding housing options and emergency transfers. The bill allows a housing authority tenant who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence to request relocation if the domestic or sexual violence occurred on or near the home within 90 calendar days of the request. The tenant may also request relocation if they believe they are in imminent harm from domestic or sexual violence if they remain in the home.“Safety and security are crucial elements of helping crime victims,” Jennifer Storm, PA Victim Advocate said. “Providing immediate access to safe and secure housing when victims of domestic violence and sexual assault need to quickly exit dangerous living conditions helps to remove bureaucratic barriers. I applaud Governor Wolf for swiftly signing this potentially life-saving and bi-partisan legislation.”“Every person needs and deserves access to safe housing environments where they can thrive,” said Donna Greco, PCAR policy director. “Too often, sexual assault undermines the housing security of victims throughout the commonwealth. In fact, most sexual assaults occur in or near victims’ homes, making relocation one of the most common and urgent needs following these crimes. The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is grateful to Senator Haywood for partnering with us and other stakeholders in drafting this legislation. SB 919 will enable victims of sexual and domestic violence to safely and quickly relocate—aligning Pennsylvania with federal housing protections and most importantly, protecting victims from further assaults. We thank Governor Wolf for signing this important legislation.”“Access to safe housing is one of the most considerable barriers for victims trying to leave abusive situations,” said Julie Bancroft, chief public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “SB 919 prioritizes victim safety by allowing individuals to escape an abusive environment. This legislation would enable victims of domestic and sexual violence living in public housing the option of rapid relocation to another housing unit. We thank Governor Wolf for signing another critical, but common sense law to improve safety for victims on the heels of landmark domestic violence legislation.” October 25, 2018
September 20, 2019 Governor Wolf Commends PUC for Helping Low Income Pennsylvanians Energy, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf commended the steps taken by the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) to revise two of its energy affordability programs to better assist the commonwealth’s most vulnerable households.“I applaud the PUC’s effort to tackle the extremely high costs facing the poorest households in the state,” said Gov. Wolf. “The actions taken are critical in helping to remove barriers for our low-income residents in areas all across Pennsylvania.”Yesterday, the PUC advanced two proposals to assist low-income households’ access to affordable utility services, including changes to the Customer Assistance Programs (CAPs). The changes include lowering maximum “energy burden” thresholds for low-income individuals and families, which is the percentage of household income spent on energy usage, such as heat and light.Additionally, the PUC will move forward with updates to the Universal Service and Energy Conservation Programs (USECPs) to emphasize the Commission’s mandate to “continue the protections, policies and services that now assist customers who are low-income to afford utility service.”The amendments adopted by the PUC include a six percent maximum energy burden for the most vulnerable customers, noting that a household with an annual income of $10,000 could potentially save an average of $1,000 annually on electric and gas service.“One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help ensure that everyone has access to utilities, no matter what your socioeconomic status is,” said Gov. Wolf. “These actions will have a meaningful influence on nearly a million households in need of energy assistance today, and countless more in the future.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter