The glorious Jazz Fest collaborations keep on coming! With the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining the final day of weekend one at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band literally pulled a page out of the New Orleans heritage and welcomed some of its core musicians.For the band’s funky finale, they called on The Meters’ George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, welcoming them into the fold for an extended jam session on their original, “Give It Away.” The 10-minute funk fest was a smash hit throughout the crowd, and makes for an outstanding way to start your Monday morning.Watch how it all went down via Space City Shows 2 on YouTube:The full setlist from RHCP’s Jazz Fest performance can be seen here:Edit this setlist | More Red Hot Chili Peppers setlistsWith the first weekend of festivities at an end, don’t miss the inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival, beginning today, April 25th, and running through the 27th at NOLA Brewing Company. With performances from Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso and more, this is one festival you won’t want to miss! More information can be found here.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University recently announced the 2020-21 class of fellows.According to Director and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the cohort will be pursuing a broad range of projects, including:Queer visual cultures in the African diasporaMigratory routes and artistic practices in the Black MediterraneanThe “monstrous” aesthetics of black women’s workDialect in the early Anglophone CaribbeanThe history of Norfolk Prison Colony, the first “community prison”Postmillennial technologies and the practice of raceBlack diasporic women’s engagement with digital and social mediaCruciform churches in Medieval Ethiopia as architectural palimpsests and products of cross-cultural exchangeThe intersections of race, space, and the law in the construction of race and citizenshipStuart Hall’s unfinished manuscript “The Symbolic World. Meaning and Power”“We are happy to welcome one of our most distinguished and exciting cohort of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” said Gates. “We look forward to an extraordinary range of artistic and scholarly work next academic year.”The W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellowship program invites scholars, artists, public intellectuals, and activists across the humanities and social sciences to pursue independent projects encompassing Africa and the diaspora. Fellows arrive from around the world to be in residence at the Hutchins Center for either a full academic year or one semester.The Hutchins Center is closely monitoring Harvard University’s directives regarding a return to campus in the fall, and the fellowship program can easily adapt to a virtual format, pending decisions by Harvard and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Read Full Story
LINKSAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: Vermont Route improvementsVermont Rail Action Network: High-Speed Rail In Vermont?Federal Rail Administration: U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $2 Billion for High-Speed Intercity Rail Projects to Grow Jobs, Boost U.S. Manufacturing and Transform Travel in AmericaDOCUMENTSCommonwealth of Massachusetts: Vision for the New England High-Speed and Intercity Rail NetworkIn March and April, Gov. Peter Shumlin made several personal appeals to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a portion of the high-speed rail funding that states like Florida turned down.On Monday, Vermont’s application was rejected in the third, and last, grant round. The funding would have extended the Western Corridor Amtrak Service. Twenty-four states applied for 15 awards. LaHood announced that about $945.2 million would go toward projects in the Northeast. The federal government has, to date, awarded $10.6 billion for improvements in the reliability, speed and frequency of existing lines. Of that amount, $5.8 billion is obligated.In a statement, Shumlin accentuated the positive and downplayed the negative. He drew attention to the $53 million in high-speed rail money the state had received last year through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for improvements to the Vermonter rail line, which runs from St. Albans to Brattleboro and on to Penn Station in Manhattan. (The Vermont rail upgrades began last fall and are slated for completion in 2012.)The high-speed investments announced this week for other nearby states will indirectly benefit Vermont, Shumlin said, because they will result in faster travel times to New York.‘Vermont will see direct benefits from the funding received by our New England partners: the Connecticut project will support work for the Vermonter line and the major Northeast corridor projects in the New York metro area will ensure quicker clearance and reduced time travel for all trains,’ he wrote. ‘Additionally, the New York State project in the Albany area will directly benefit travel time for the Ethan Allen service.’Sue Minter, deputy secretary of the Agency of Transportation, said it’s clear the federal government wants to bolster the existing eastern rail Amtrak corridor before they expand another section. Sue Minter. VTD file‘It is a disappointment because we were really gearing up for that investment in the western corridor and seeing it as a critical link from Burlington to Rutland, which is one of highest priorities of the administration,’ Minter said.The current horizon for future federal funding for high-speed rail doesn’t look optimistic, according to Joe Flynn, rail director for the Agency of Transportation.‘It would have been wonderful to have gotten the award, and it would be disingenuous to say otherwise,’ Flynn said.The Burlington-Rutland line project is important for Vermont, Flynn said, but compared with projects in other states with denser populations, ‘our desire (to improve) the western corridor may not marry up to Washington’s radar screen.’‘We may have to do it without large sums of federal funding,’ Flynn said. ‘We may have to look at other ways to do it.’Flynn pointed to the $19.8 million earmark for transportation obtained by former Sen. James Jeffords, I-Vt., who retired from office in 2006, as a possible source of funding for passenger rail development on the western corridor. ‘We shouldn’t curl up in a ball because we didn’t get the grant,’ Flynn said.He suggested that the agency needs to determine exactly what it would take ‘to get Amtrak here so that it’s a competitive form of transportation.’Amtrak revenues and ridership are both up, Flynn said. About 140,000 people used passenger rail in Vermont last year. The state appropriated $4.5 million in subsidies for Amtrak in fiscal year 2012.The Ethan Allen Express, which runs from Rutland to Albany, and the Vermonter are both ‘in the black,’ according to Flynn. In the last fiscal year, revenues increased by $838,000, and the taxpayer subsidies for the service decreased accordingly.Meanwhile, the $52.7 million improvements to the Vermonter rail line could increase train speeds by as much as 20 miles per hour, Flynn said. Once the upgrades are completed, trains will be able to travel at a rate of 59 miles per hour and up to 79 miles per hour in certain areas.It currently takes about 10 hours to travel from St. Albans to New York City by train. The improvements on the Vermont line will shave 27 minutes from the total travel time; additional upgrades in Connecticut and Massachusetts will carve another hour from the trip, according to Flynn.‘The Vermonter has high travel time,’ Minter said. ‘The more we can do to reduce travel time, the more we can increase ridership.’Minter said the agency is actively discussing a northern run to Montreal via St. Albans. The rail project would involve designing a security checkpoint in Montreal, she said. Anne Galloway is editor of vtdigger.org by Anne Galloway, www.vtdigger.org(link is external) May 11, 2011 Despite the Shumlin administration’s best efforts, the third time wasn’t the charm for the Amtrak western corridor project. The U.S. Department of Transportation passed over Vermont’s most recent bid for $83 million in funding for track improvements that would have enabled the state to offer passenger rail service from Burlington to Rutland. The western corridor is now used for freight.Dig Deeper
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The Broome County Health Department lists all health statements here. First, the health department says a person who was at The Colonial on Court Street tested positive for coronavirus. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department released two public health statements after learning two people tested positive for COVID-19 at two locations in Binghamton. If you were at there on Sept. 19 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the department asks you to self quarantine until Oct. 4 Additionally, the health department says a person who was at the Ancient Order of Hibernians on Main Street tested positvie for the virus. If you were at the location from Sept. 18 or 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., to self quarantine until Oct. 3 or 4 respectfully.
Share Share Tropical Storm Maria 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 8:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Maria was located about 135 miles north of Barbados and about 185 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe. On the forecast track, the centre of Maria will move over the Leeward Islands during Friday night and Saturday, and be near the Virgin Islands by Saturday night. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Maria is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or so. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles, mainly to the northeast of the centre. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles on Friday evening, then spread northwestward over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday and Saturday night. Maria is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches over the central to northern Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.Storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 2 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast within the warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Guadeloupe, St Martin, Saba, St Eustatius, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Barthelemy, St Marten, Martinique, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas should monitor the progress of Maria.Caribbean News Now 20 Views no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional Tropical storm Maria approaching Leeward Islands by: – September 10, 2011 Sharing is caring!
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Police chanced upon them having adrinking spree along the road at 7:40 p.m. on March 23. No one shall be allowed to go out except incases of emergency or for the sole purpose of purchasing food, medicines, basicnecessities and prime commodities. The city government recently placed theentire metro under a 26-day “enhanced community quarantine” against coronavirusdisease 2019. A curfew will also be enforced from 8 p.m. to5 a.m. though there are some exemptions. Residents Joemarie Nemenzo, 40; EreneoVillanueva, 32; Jeffrey Solinap, 39; and Francisco Perez, 22, were all taken toPolice Station 1. All public and private offices, business andcommercial establishments shall be closed, but with some exemptions. ILOILO City – Police arrested fourpersons for breaking quarantine rules in Barangay Sta. Monica, City Proper. Dispensing and transporting liquor are also prohibitedduring the lockdown period./PN
Patrick Philip Riede, 61, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away WednesdayMay 1, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana surrounded by family.He was born March 14, 1958 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Robert T Riede and Joan (Gates) Fields.Patrick proudly served his country for four years in the Navy. He was stationed on the aircraft carrier Eisenhower. He worked as a Service Rep for RF Technology, with over 7 years of service.Pat enjoyed fishing, woodworking and puzzles. He collected Hot Wheels, he had a garage full. He was also a wheeler dealer, buying and selling Hot Wheels. Pat was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. He was an avid softball player and he coached baseball for his boys. Pat will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Patrick is survived by his loving spouse of 6 years Terry Lynn Riede (Fath), step mom, Mary C. Riede of West Harrison, IN; children, Annie Riede of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Jacob Riede of Chesney, SC, Joshua Riede of San Diego, CA, Thomas Broxterman of Cincinnati, OH, David (Kylee) Broxterman of Columbus, OH; siblings, Gwendolyn (Dan) Hardwick of Suman, IN, Dale (Barbara) Riede of North College Hill, OH, Kurt Riede of Cincinnati, OH, Penni (Edward) Fowls of West Harrison, IN, Amie (Stephen) Rogers of Lawrenceburg, IN, Lorie Fennell (Craig) of Long Beach, CA, Alex (Jennifer) Riede of Loveland, OH, Susannah (James) Cunningham of Greenwood, IN; grandchildren, Jayden & Rose Riede.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received 5-8 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday at the Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.Contributions may be made to PAWS or the American Cancer Society. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
“My decision is completely based on my wish to experience something different in my career and life and I also want to make sure that I have no regrets when my playing career is eventually over.” But while his advisors will begin the search for a new club, Gerrard insists he remains fully focused on the remainder of Liverpool’s season. A 2-2 draw at home to bottom side Leicester, in which Gerrard scored two penalties, left Liverpool seven points adrift of the top four and their minimum aim – they also have a two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea on the horizon – remains retaining a place in the Champions League. Despite reduced playing time this season as Rodgers tries to manage his captain, whom he admits cannot play three matches in a week to the level either of them would want, there will be no holding back from Gerrard. “One point that is important to make is that from now until the last kick of the last game of the season, I will be as fully committed to the team as I ever have been and giving everything I have to help Liverpool win games,” said the midfielder, who has won every domestic honour apart from the league despite coming agonisingly close last season. “I can’t thank Brendan (Rodgers), the owners and everyone at the club enough for how they’ve handled this and I am leaving on great terms. “Also, I would like to thank my team-mates and all the staff for their help and continued support. “My final message is for the people who make Liverpool Football Club the greatest in the world – the supporters. “It has been a privilege to represent you, as a player and as captain. “I have cherished every second of it and it is my sincere wish to finish this season and my Liverpool career on a high.” The midfielder, who turns 35 in May, is likely to seek a different challenge in Major League Soccer in the United States after confirming he would not be accepting the offer of a new contract to extend his stay beyond this season. It is wrench for the Huyton-born star to end an association with the club which began when he was eight years old but with former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier tipping him to become manager one day, there remains a glimmer of hope Gerrard could once again be an influential figure at Anfield. “This has been the toughest decision of my life and one which both me and my family have agonised over for a good deal of time,” Gerrard said in a statement. “Liverpool Football Club has been such a huge part of all our lives for so long and saying goodbye is going to be difficult but I feel it’s something that’s in the best interests of all involved, including my family and the club itself. “I’m going to carry on playing and although I can’t confirm at this stage where that will be, I can say it will be somewhere that means I won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool – that is something I could never contemplate. “It is a very special place to be part of. It is my sincere hope and wish that one day I can return to serve Liverpool again, in whatever capacity best helps the club.” Gerrard has followed the example set by close friend Jamie Carragher two years ago in going public with his decision early to prevent ongoing debate about whether he would stay or go. However, unlike Carragher – who retired aged 35 in 2013 and went straight into a job as a television pundit – he still feels there is plenty of life left in his legs to continue playing elsewhere. But with the former England captain ruling out joining a club which could ever face Liverpool in competition it puts America top of his likely destinations, although there is interest from the Middle East. “I am making the announcement now so that the manager and the team are not distracted by stories or speculation about my future,” he added. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave his boyhood club this summer with a heavy heart but he plans to return in a different role in the future. Press Association