Get Psyched For Fool’s Paradise With These Pump-Up Playlists

first_imgOn April 1 & 2, 2016, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, and Live for Live Music will host Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination beach event taking place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, FL. For all the Funk Fools getting ready to meet us in St. Augustine, we’ve put together two playlists for your listening pleasures.Whether you’re sitting at a desk, driving down the highway, or en route to the festival itself, these tunes will surely help make the wait well worth the while. We’ve separated the playlist between two days, as to account for the uniquely diverse vibes expected from each day’s respective lineups. Friday’s playlist features the thundering funkitudes of Lettuce, GRiZ, Break Science, Goldfish, Marvel Years, and more. Take it for a spin:Saturday’s playlist features the undeniable soul drenching sounds of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson, The Meters, Dumpstaphunk, The Nth Power, Neal Casal’s Circles Around The Sun, Brasstracks, and more. Get lost here:In case the sounds aren’t enough to get you excited, here are ten more reasons why you should attend Fool’s Paradise. Peep the full schedule below!last_img read more

Stolen Mungion Merch Worn In Armed Robbery Of Beauty Salon

Mungion Fall 2017 Tour Dates9/13 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown9/14 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews9/21 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/28 – Stevens Point, WI – The Encore9/29 – Menasha, WI – The Source Public House9/30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Hook and Ladder10/18 – Columbus, OH – Notes10/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Octave10/20 – Peoria, IL – Kenny’s Westside Pub10/21 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club10/27 – Palatine, IL – Durty Nellie’s11/4 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe11/8 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache11/9 – Ferndale, MI – Parliament Room at Otus Supply11/10 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop11/11 – Erie, PA – Kings Rook Club11/14 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works11/15 – New York, NY – American Beauty11/16 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall11/17 – Allston, MA – Great Scott11/18 – Burlington, VT – Nectar’s A few weeks ago, Chicago-based jam up-and-comers Mungion were robbed on the road during their first-ever headlining tour. On August 25th around 11 am, the band’s van, trailer, and all of their gear were stolen from the West Village neighborhood of Detriot, Michigan. In the robbery, Mungion lost all of their instruments in addition to the band’s lighting rig, monitors, amps, merch, and more, racking up at least $41,500 worth of loss. In the weeks since, the music community has rallied around the band, raising $31,000 on the band’s GoFundMe to help them recoup some of their losses and get them back on the road with gear of their own.Mungion Has Van, Trailer, Gear, Lights, And All Stolen Ahead Of First-Ever Headlining TourAfter the news broke, many of us assumed that we’d never see Mungion’s gear again. However, in a bizarre twist of fate, some of Mungion’s merch appeared following the robbery—and it’s definitely not in a place we ever expected. A few days after Mungion was robbed, local news Fox 2 Detroit broke the story that five armed gunmen robbed a Kay Beauty Supply on Saturday, August 26th, at 8:40 pm in Dearborn, Michigan, a city nine miles west of Detroit. During the beauty store hold-up, the armed robbers violently assaulted the three young women working at the store, threatened their lives when they were not compliant, and eventually forced one of the employees into the safe, in addition to stealing all of the cash from the registers, hair extensions, and the employee’s cell phones.However, here’s where things get really weird. In the beauty store’s security footage of the brutal armed robbery, you can clearly see that two of the robbers are wearing official Mungion flat brims. While it’s certainly possible that these armed robbers love the Chicago-based jam band (who doesn’t?), it seems more likely that the thieves were rocking stolen Mungion merch from the theft the previous night. You can take a look at the security camera footage from the beauty store robbery below, and check out Mungion’s post about their gear being used in the robbery above. Also, as a reminder, despite now having a clear picture of one of the thieves who stole Mungion’s gear, none of the band’s gear has been recovered. Please donate to the band’s GoFundMe here or below to help the band get back on their feet before the campaign ends later in the week, and let the band or the Detroit police know if you recognize the man involved in these two robberies. You can also snag tickets to Mungion’s fall tour on their website here. read more

Helping teachers hone their techniques

first_imgThe two-dozen professors who made their way to Lamont Library last week weren’t in search of the kind of expertise found in books. Instead, they gathered in the Forum Room to see what they could learn from one of their own.There, Ronald Heifetz, a senior lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, outlined some of the difficulties of using the case study method to teach students who come from across the globe, bringing with them various experiences and values.“You can’t assume the same standards apply,” Heifetz said.The solution? Have students generate cases based on their own experiences.“The challenge is that you don’t know what students will throw at you,” he said. “You have to be willing to learn and flounder in public.”Designed by faculty for faculty, the inaugural spring series examined different approaches to case teaching across the University. Faculty members and administration, including Todd Rakoff (from left), Elsbeth Kalenderian, and Brooke Pulitzer, speak in the Forum Room of Lamont Library.The seminar was the last in this year’s “Talking about Teaching” series, a University-wide effort to explore pedagogical connections across disciplines and Schools. Run by the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and underwritten by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), the series attracted a range of faculty members seeking new models and techniques to improve classroom teaching.“We have humanists, social scientists, and scientists,” said Judith D. Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity. “One of the most fun parts is the opportunity to be a student again. There are too few opportunities for faculty to experience what it’s like to be a student in class.”For the faculty at Heifetz’s seminar, the experience was a bit unsettling. After lecturing for 30 minutes, Heifetz asked, “What’s the nature of authority?” and took a seat with the rest of the group. Silence ensued as seasoned and junior faculty glanced uncomfortably around the room.“What should we do?” Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier asked.More silence. After a very long two minutes, the conversation began to trickle.Rose Goldman, an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, shared an anecdote about a similar experience in medical school. Samuel Moulton, HILT’s director of educational research and assessment, pondered the notion of authority in the classroom. And Harvard Law School Professor Wendy Jacobs wondered whether students learn better when they are in, or out, of their comfort zones.At the end of the two-hour session, the attendees agreed they had a better understanding of the dynamics of the classroom.“I’m hearing that perspectives are diverse when different people hear the same thing,” Goldman said.While last year’s sessions focused on using the case study in the classroom, this year’s focused on experiential learning, showcasing the work of “master teachers” through demonstrations of their pedagogy and discussions of its usefulness in other disciplines and Schools.With the University divided into Schools and departments, several attendees say the seminars have provided a welcome opportunity to learn from peers.“It’s been very exciting,” said Rob Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology. “As different as all of the Schools are, there’s much we can learn from one another.”In addition to Heifetz, leaders of this year’s sessions were Harvard Business School Professor Joshua Margolis, Graduate School of Education Professor Eleanor Duckworth, and Graduate School of Design Professor Michael Hays. Each session stressed a different teaching method — from working in small groups to guiding class discussions to using lectures more effectively.“So often in my field, things are very clean-cut,” said Hanspeter Pfister, professor in computer science. “Unfortunately, that makes class discussion less engaging. In going to these sessions, I realized that I need to do a better job of digging deeper. I tend to want to jump to answers quickly and give students an explanation. But it would probably be more engaging to let the students come up with the answers.”After attending a few sessions, faculty members say they’ve begun to apply the techniques in their classrooms.“The open-ended exploration is a great way to get students in larger classes thinking and deeply engaged,” Lue said.HBS Professor Rohit Deshpande said he recently used a role-playing method he learned in one of the seminars in a case-writing workshop he was facilitating for a group of professors in Mumbai.“We began with the professors role-playing students for a business ethics case discussion, then switched to the more traditional role of instructor to deconstruct the teaching plan,” he said. “Worked beautifully.”Singer said that she plans to launch another Talking about Teaching series in the fall.last_img read more

Scherzinger honored for advocacy

first_imgNicole Scherzinger, an advocate for people with special needs and breast cancer research, a classically trained opera singer, and the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, was awarded the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal Saturday at the 28th annual Cultural Rhythms festival.The event included a breakfast, a luncheon, and a food festival, as well as 24 performances by student groups, all showcasing the University’s cultural diversity. U.S. Treasurer Rosa Rios (’87), who helped S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, launch Cultural Rhythms in 1986, was honorary host.The artist tribute, in the Kirkland House Junior Common Room, featured the Harvard University Band serenading Scherzinger with “10,000 Men of Harvard.” Next, the comedic group Immediate Gratification Players performed a take-off on Scherzinger’s short-lived show “The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.” Scherzinger laughed at the spoof, and seemed surprised and delighted when the Hawaii Club performed a traditional song and dance that honored her Hawaiian-Filipino descent.During the luncheon, Mariachi Veritas performed traditional Mexican music. Among the speakers was senior admissions officer David L. Evans, who encouraged students to “think about things, and then go out and change them. What ought to be comes directly out of what is thought to be.”The Matinee Show at Sanders Theatre included a retrospective of 28 years of student leadership at Cultural Rhythms.“This is a day to celebrate the Harvard family, and to see what wonderful diversity we have here,” said Counter.“Culture is about experiencing life,” Rios added. “How one chooses to live their life experience.”Scherzinger introduced the student groups and interviewed members after the performances. The matinee featured the Harvard College Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble, Harvard Wushu, the Kuumba Singers, the Harvard Asian-American Dance Troupe, Harvard College KeyChange, the Harvard Philippine Forum, Harvard Bhangra, the Harvard College Middle Eastern Dance Company, and the Harvard College Irish Dancers.The Cultural Rhythms matinee featured numerous Harvard dance troupes, theater groups, and musical ensembles. Among the talented was the Harvard Asian-American Dance Troupe (pictured).During intermission, Scherzinger was presented with the Harvard Foundation Medal, as well as a Harvard sweatshirt that she put on over her dress. “I’m blown away by the diversity here,” she said. “I see the beautiful faces of all walks of life from around the world.”After the Philippine Forum performed, the audience shouted that it was the birthday of one of their dancers. Scherzinger sang “Happy Birthday” to him — in operatic Italian.Performers in the evening show were Reylon Yount, the Harvard Hellenic Society, Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán, Harvard College Deepam, Speak Out Loud, the Harvard Vietnamese Dance Troupe, the Harvard Undergraduate Drummers, the Harvard Bulgarian Club, Under Construction, the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team, and the Freshman Black Table.Past recipients of the Artist of the Year award include Jackie Chan, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, Shakira, and Will Smith.last_img read more

Owning your brand

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » While en route to facilitate a member engagement training this month, I spent some time in the Syracuse airport. The airport has been under construction for the last several months and can be a little confusing, especially for a traveler late at night.While trying to navigate my way to the parking garage, a kind young woman sweeping the terminal took the time to ask me if I needed directions. She asked in a warm, friendly manner that really gave the feeling she was empathetic to my plight. I gratefully accepted her help and was soon on my way to the parking garage.When it comes to your credit union or bank’s brand, everyone must own your brand like this airport employee did.According to Gallup, only 30 percent of U.S. employees are engaged at work. An actively disengaged employee—someone working against your brand and mission—costs the organization $3,400 for every $10,000 in salary. It pays to have employees own your brand.last_img read more

Places of worship to open gradually as ‘new normal’ comes into play: Religious Affairs Minister

first_imgThe government has decided to allow places of worship in COVID-19 “green zones” to reopen as the “new normal” comes into force.Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi explained on Wednesday that the permits to re-open certain worship places would be issued after taking into consideration the areas’ R0 and RT. R0 refers to a virus’ basic reproduction number, while RT refers to R0 at a given time. Both indicators measure how contagious an infectious disease is. An outbreak will eventually peter out in a certain area if it has an R0 below one. On the other hand, the outbreak can grow exponentially if the R0 remains above one. “The permits will be issued by district heads upon consulting with regents. After all, it’s the regents who are fully aware of an area’s R0 and RT,” Fachrul said during a teleconference on Wednesday, adding that the permits would be reviewed monthly. “If COVID-19 transmission in an area increases, the permit to operate places of worship there will be revoked,” the minister said.The government is planning to ease large-scale social restrictions in the near future and embrace the new normal by reopening schools, offices and shopping centers as well as other public places. However, many have questioned the decision as the numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths still continue to rise across the country. Topics :last_img read more

Wolf Administration Provides Weather Update as Tour of Impacted Areas Under Way

first_imgWolf Administration Provides Weather Update as Tour of Impacted Areas Under Way SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – As Governor Tom Wolf and officials tour impacted areas of central Pennsylvania today, they provided the following update on the multi-day weather event that affected much of the central portion of the state:“As I tour Schuylkill County this morning and central Pennsylvania throughout the remainder of the day, I want to again thank first responders and emergency personnel who have worked tirelessly to help community members and keep us apprised of the impact of this weather event around the state,” Gov. Wolf said. “We will continue to keep all Pennsylvanians’ safety in the forefront during clean-up efforts.”The flash flood event has ended with most creeks that have flooded already crested with levels falling. Several flood warnings are still in effect for central Pennsylvania waterways, including the Swatara, Penns, Yellow Breeches, and Conodoguinet Creeks and the Susquehanna River.The weather outlook calls for clearer skies with lower humidity, but a few severe storms are possible late today and Friday, so residents are asked to continue to closely monitor the forecast.PennDOT:As of 10 a.m., a total of 107 roads are closed due to flooding. No major highways are closed at this time.Even if flooded waters have receded from across roads, PennDOT may opt to keep roads closed if it believes they are damaged. Bridges will be assessed for structural safety, which may take a few days depending on the number involved. PennDOT will continue to provide updates.Drivers should not attempt to drive through flooded areas or bypass barricades set up around flooded areas. Anyone who drives around barriers intended to close a road can face increased penalties if emergency responders are called to rescue motorists who disregard traffic control signs.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles including road closures by 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Public Utility Commission:Utilities across the state continue to address isolated outages caused by fallen trees and other storm-related problems, while also monitoring areas where service was interrupted because of flooding. When flood waters recede, utility crews will inspect those locations and assess when it is safe to restore service.Consumers are urged to remain focused on safety, including reporting outages to their utilities, avoiding downed lines and staying clear of trees, limbs or other objects that may come in contact with utility lines.Pennsylvania State Police:Impacted stations continue to monitor the situations and report closures, evacuations and other significant weather-related events to the Department Watch Center as they occur. They are also remaining in contact with local emergency management offices.The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) is still activated but expected to deactivate sometime today.Governor Wolf, PEMA Director Flinn, PSP Acting Commissioner Evanchick, and DMVA Adjutant General Carrelli will offer a press briefing this afternoon at 3:15 at PEMA, 1310 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.Pennsylvanians are encouraged to follow ReadyPA on Twitter @ReadyPA and Facebook for the latest on the weather and how to prepare, and motorists can check road conditions on over 40,000 miles of roadway at July 26, 2018last_img read more

Broadbeach Waters house showcases sprawling space with stylish layout

first_img32 Park Avenue Broadbeach WatersSPACE and style are showcased from the very moment you open the door to this two-storey Broadbeach Waters home.A floor-to-ceiling mirror and decorative stone wall in the foyer reflects the imposing design created by homeowners Mark and Ainslie Bernoth.32 Park Avenue Broadbeach Waters“We originally put an offer on a house in the Gold Coast hinterland which had views of the ocean, but we thought why not just be at the ocean’s doorstep?”The couple bought the home at 32 Park Ave seven years ago and gave it a fresh look with modern finishes.32 Park Avenue Broadbeach Waters“The house was quite outdated when we found it and it was even bigger than what it is now,” Bernoth said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago32 Park Avenue Broadbeach Waters“There were seven bedrooms when we moved in and we thought even for our family of five that it was a bit excessive so we have created spaces that we could get some use out of.”The home is the pair’s 10th renovation project and features a new kitchen, stylish bathrooms and a media room.“We turned it into a five-bedroom house and put in a media room for the kids who now spend most of their time in there,” Bernoth said.32 Park Avenue Broadbeach Waters“It is a big house so we didn’t need to put any extensions onto it.”Bernoth said the kitchen captured some of the best sunsets in the house.“The kitchen walls are predominantly just glass and the outlook, especially in the afternoons, are extraordinary.“There is a sliding door which opens up to the deck and we have really enjoyed sitting out there for meals.32 Park Avenue Broadbeach Waters“The location is fantastic, when we we’re driving down the street for the first time there were kids playing in front yards and we thought it would just be a great place to for our three kids to meet some new friends.“The beauty is that it’s on a dead-end street so there is no traffic, the canal is really quiet and it doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of town when it’s actually an $8 dollar cab ride to Surfers Paradise for dinner.”32 Park Avenue Broadbeach WatersBernoth said the family were on to their next big venture in Upper Coomera renovating a 100-year-old dairy farm house.“My wife Ainslie loves to move around a lot and start new house projects.“This has been our longest stint yet and I think that’s because we really loved the area,” he said.last_img read more

Man Utd await clearance for three new signings

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot Manchester United are expecting international clearance for three academy signings of Marc Jurado, Alvaro Fernandez and Isak Hansen-Aaroen. Having already announced their intake in their academy for the 2020/21 season, United are still looking to add to their squad, and hope to confirm the trio of youngsters in the near future. And last month the 16-year-old took to social to bid farewell to the Blaugrana, further fuelling his imminent switch to England. United are also understood to have agreed on a free transfer for left-back Fernandez after he failed to extend his stay at Real Madrid. Spanish media have stated the 17-year-old will pen a four-year deal at Old Trafford after he was “blown away” by their sports project. Meanwhile United completed the signing of Hansen-Aaron last year, but as he was 14 at the time, he had to wait until this summer before he could officially join.Advertisement Loading… center_img The highly-rated forward became Tromso’s youngest-ever player earlier this month at the age of 15 years and 319 days. According to the Manchester Evening News, the trio will all be announced by United once granted international clearance. read also:Man Utd fans hammer Solskjaer for not starting Ighalo against Chelsea A source told the MEN: “Hopefully they’ll be sorted soon and we can get them confirmed.” United also announced the academy signings of Joe Hugill and Logan Pye from Sunderland last week, along with Czech goalkeeper Radek Vitek from Sigma Olomouc. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Romeu wraps up Saints switch

first_imgSouthampton have announced the signing of Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu from Chelsea on a three-year contract. He joins Jordy Clasie, Juanmi, Cedric Soares, Steven Caulker, Cuco Martina and Maarten Stekelenburg as a new arrival at St Mary’s this summer. Romeu said: “It’s very good to be a part of this club. I was looking for a good club and for something new in my career. “After spending two years on loan, I needed something permanent and a club with a future – and I think I chose the right one. “Southampton are doing the right things in the last few years and, once they came to me and asked me to come here, from the first day I was hoping to come. “Now I just want to keep going and to keep developing as a player, and I’m looking forward to start playing as soon as possible.” Press Association Executive director of football Les Reed told “We are extremely happy to be able to bring Oriol to the club on a permanent basis. “Once again, we are demonstrating our commitment to compete seriously on all fronts this season by continuing to build a squad with depth and quality.” The former Barcelona player was, along with Saints left-back Ryan Bertrand, part of the Chelsea squad which won the Champions League in 2012. Reed added: “Oriol is a player we have had on the radar for some time – he was a prominent figure in the Chelsea team of 2011-12, when he made 24 appearances as a 20-year-old. “Like Ryan Bertrand, we believe we have recruited another Chelsea player with an excellent pedigree but also with lots of potential to develop. “He is another player who matches the Southampton profile – he is young and hungry, has been developed at a top academy and has already played at the highest level with plenty more to come. “He will complement the qualities we already have among our squad and provide another level of competition for selection.” Romeu is yet to represent Spain at a senior level but has featured in the Under-23 team, playing at the 2012 Olympic Games. The 23-year-old joined the Blues in August 2011 but made only 22 Barclays Premier League appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge. He spent season-long loan spells with Valencia and then Stuttgart before opting to join the Saints for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday night. last_img read more