Watch The Marcus King Band Play Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ In Colorado [Video]

first_imgThe Marcus King Band is currently in the middle of a run through Colorado, and came to Fort Collins, CO’s Hodi’s Half Note for a mid-week rocker of a show last night. To say Marcus King is a solid “up and coming” guitarist would be the understatement of the year. This kid is the straight truth and is already on the path to legitimate superstardom.With an accomplished backing band consisting of Jack Ryan (drums), Matt Jennings (organ/keys), Stephen Campbell (bass), Justin Johnson (trumpet/trombone/vocals), and Dean Mitchell (sax), King is able to take the lead and leave everyone in attendance in awe with his sheer brilliance on the guitar, and super gritty, yet soulful voice. This is that southern blues rock that legends are made of, and King is ready to have the torch passed his way.The group ran through new tracks from the recent self-titled album, which was released on October 7th via Warren Haynes‘ label Evil Teen Records, and features Waynes himself, as well as Derek Trucks. “Rita Is Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude),” which eventually made its way into The Temptations‘ “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” was a particular segment that saw King and company firing on all cylinders. A cover of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” was a welcome addition to the set as well, giving a touch of metal edge to that southern soul.For the encore, King came out solo for a beautiful rendition of “I Won’t Be Here,” the last track on 2015’s Soul Insight. It was a fitting end to the evening, as both King and the crowd sang along to the chorus in unison, “I won’t be here, if you ever change your mind,” proving just why Greenville, SC’s first-born son will leave his lasting mark on the music world for many years to come. Check out some video from the performance below:“War Pigs” (Black Sabbath):“Rita’s Gone > Dave’s Apparition (Interlude)”:“Papa Was A Rolling Stone”:last_img read more

Watch The London Souls Obliterate Their Late Night Jazz Fest Set [Video]

first_imgOne of the greatest part about the insane excess of Jazz Fest is the chance to walk into any club in town and find national headliners like The London Souls going full speed at four a.m. The lucky fans who stayed up late at the Howlin’ Wolf after the epic “Fu*K 2016” show got a chance to catch the London Souls—a dynamic duo composed of Tash Neal and Chris St. Hillaire—who blew away the late night crowd in the Wolf’s intimate side room, The Den. Check out this dense slab of rage and rock that our own Rex Thomson captured, feel the heat melt from the folks packed in the tiny room, and let the million degree jams melt your mind.last_img read more

Violence, meet nonviolence

first_imgIn the fall of 2014, Harvard will launch a University-wide humanities seminar designed to bring a wide range of disciplines to bear on a tragically central subject: violence. But in an unusual twist, the seminar also will examine the fate of nonviolent action as an antidote.The seminar, made possible by a $775,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center, where the idea was conceived. The center already hosts two of Harvard’s most prestigious public talks about the humanities, with a historical emphasis on analysis, criticism, and speculation: the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures and the Tanner Lectures.Over three years, one theme will abide in the new seminar: how violence and nonviolence interact. That only seems like a paradox, said center director Homi K. Bhabha. “Violence and nonviolence exist in an intimate yet antagonistic relationship,” he said. “The moral claims and efficacy of nonviolence depend on the real and impending threat of violence. Violent regimes, when faced with nonviolent protest, lose any vestiges of self-justification.”The seminar’s theme of keeping violence and nonviolence in opposition “is very attractive,” said Diana Sorensen, dean for the arts and humanities. “It opens up new forms of interaction.” The seminar will be “constantly trying to pose the question of alternatives to violence.”During the three years, one intellectual necessity will rule, organizers say: that a wide range of disciplines will take part, from law and literature, to medicine, public health, and design. It’s an idea that fits neatly into the idea of One Harvard, an initiative by the Office of the President meant to underscore intellectual collaboration among disciplines.Each seminar year will have a subtheme that will echo the major theme. Bhabha offered the example of genocide and reconciliation. One happens, and is a tragedy; the other follows, perhaps, and provides an overlay of hope.“We live in a world that is addressing these very uncomfortable questions in various terrains,” Sorensen said. She included violence in the spheres of war and the home, as well as “rhetorical violence and the violence of poverty.” From all of these arenas, she said, arise “deeply ethical questions, which the humanities are uniquely positioned to address.”In the seminar, the interdisciplinary reach unique to the humanities will have an exacting purpose, said Bhabha, to “put pressure” on each discipline to reveal what gaps it may have in confronting an issue.For instance, the law can bring legal thinking, precedent, and insights to the landmark convention on genocide adopted by the United Nations in 1948. But literature might reveal a blind spot in that legal thinking, said Bhabha, because it more closely examines “the narrative forms and ethical dispositions in which the trauma of genocide is expressed in history and memory.”This coexamination of genocide is a system of “double accounting,” he said, and it’s an innovation. It uses the clash of ideas to reveal what one discipline can gain from the investigative techniques of another.The seminar is a “fruition of years of work” toward more interdisciplinary collaboration at Harvard, said Sorensen, much of it formulated at the center. “It’s going to really work at that juncture between disciplines, to see where the cooperation and bridging works smoothly, and where there are problems to be addressed.”The center organizes more than 50 cross-University events a year, making it the tip of the spear for President Drew Faust’s support of One Harvard. The center has pioneered collaborations with most of Harvard’s faculties. It also has drawn in other entities, including the Harvard Art Museums, the American Repertory Theater, the Silk Road Ensemble, the University Committee on Human Rights Studies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.The seminar’s advisory board is gradually coming together, but its members so far illustrate a range of disciplines, a reflection of what Bhabha called the center’s “convergences and conversations between disciplines.” Among the board members are Sorensen and three University deans: Julio Frenk (public health), Martha Minow (law), and Mohsen Mostafavi (design).In another sign of the center’s intellectual reach, Faust named it an interfaculty initiative in 2008, one of 26 entities at Harvard that receive Provost’s Office funding for cross-faculty programs.The seminar’s core of participants will include a senior fellow from outside Harvard who will deliver a series of public lectures. Postdoctoral fellows will also take part, along with Harvard graduate students and postdoctoral fellows or graduate students from other institutions in New England. Down the road, organizers say, Harvard undergraduates may be admitted to the seminar. Harvard faculty members taking part will also be encouraged to create related interdisciplinary courses for undergraduates.Seminar participants will meet biweekly to discuss issues, deliver papers, and provide a rigorous setting for a credit-bearing course for graduate students. The senior fellow’s lectures will be available on the Mahindra Center’s website, and may each year be published as a book, much as the Norton Lectures are.At the end of the three-year cycle — perhaps the first of many such cycles — there will be a major conference. Seminar participants will be asked to submit papers, with the best of them compiled in a book.Sorensen called the grant “a very unusual and a very high number” for Mellon awards, which are typically a third or half that size.Name a problem, gather disparate experts, and let new thinking emerge: That’s the gold of mixing disciplines in the crucible of the humanities. “Here,” said Bhabha of the new seminar, “we see it in action.”last_img read more

Chilean Premieres First Operational Satellite

first_imgBy Dialogo March 30, 2012 Chile’s first Military satellite, launched in December on a Russian Soyuz rocket, is now operational, its European builder Astrium announced on March 27. The FASat Charlie satellite, Latin America’s most powerful, was “accepted” by the Chilean Armed Forces, Astrium announced in a statement. The 20 Chilean engineers who are operating the satellite were trained at Astrium’s center in Toulouse, in southwestern France. The satellite was launched, with five others, from the Kuru center, in French Guiana, on December 16, 2011. Astrium, a European space leader and the third-ranking space firm in the world, is a subsidiary of the European aviation and defense giant EADS. “Astrium is proud of having developed and delivered Ibero-America’s most powerful observation satellite to the Chilean authorities, and moreover, in optimal condition,” Astrium indicated in a statement released in Spanish.last_img read more

Bogotá Bomb Blast Kills Two, Ex-Minister Targeted

first_img Two people were killed and 17 injured in the Colombian capital May 15, when a bomb exploded in what President Juan Manuel Santos said was an assassination attempt against a former interior minister. “I’ve just learned that an attempt was made on the life of Mr. Fernando Londoño. He was in his armored car,” said Santos in a speech from the presidential palace. “Fortunately, Dr Londoño is in stable condition in the hospital,” the Colombian leader said, adding Londoño’s driver and a police guard were among the dead. Bogota’s mayor Gustavo Petro said via Twitter that “one suspect has been arrested” and there is surveillance video of the crime scene. “The entire city should stay alert,” he added in his message, as the Red Cross said 17 people had been injured. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred on Bogota’s busy Calle 74 and Avenida Caracas, a bustling intersection in the northwest of the city filled with foot traffic from businesses and students from nearby universities. Witnesses described an ear-shattering explosion followed by scenes of carnage. “It was horrible,” one witness told AFP, who said the grisly disaster scene included a body torn in half by the force of the blast lying in the street. The witness said Londoño’s bodyguards brandished their firearms as they removed the injured minister from the shattered vehicle and rushed him to a nearby hospital. Londoño served in the cabinet of former president Alvaro Uribe, a hardliner who governed from 2002 to 2010. Santos, leader of Colombia’s successor government, vowed not to be cowed by the assault. “I want to condemn this attack in the strongest terms,” said Santos. “We do not know what the purpose of it was, but be absolutely certain that the government is not going to allow itself to be derailed by these terrorist acts.” The attack came shortly after the police announced they had dismantled a car-bomb that leftist FARC rebels planned to use in an attack on the Bogota police headquarters. Suspicion for the attack immediately fell upon the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which for decades has carried out an ongoing armed conflict with the Bogota government. By Dialogo May 16, 2012last_img read more

Help staff embrace the evolution of their workspace

first_imgCommunicating change to staff in a positive way can be difficult, even daunting. But helping staff to understand and embrace an evolving workplace, specifically the design-build changes you may envision for a branch or flagship office, cannot be hit-or-miss. It’s essential to craft a comprehensive communications plan to address a variety of staff needs at varying times in the building cycle.Be diligent and proactive:Communicate to staff early.Give everyone a voice (not just managers).Take the time to survey staff needs, likes, and dislikes.Be upfront. Explain the reasons for the evolution of their workspace.Share the big picture.Focus on the positive outcomes, turn the negative into a positive (i.e. improved productivity, member service, and retention).Present a timetable on the changes before they occur and refine throughout the process.Why consider staff in your design-build plans?Staff buy-in makes the likelihood of success much greater and gives you an edge in the war for talent. Like every generation, the next one views things differently. Millennials are currently entering the workforce in droves, and, by 2020, expected to comprise 50 percent of our country’s workforce. Gone are the days of closed doors for this generation. They’re seeking open, collaborative workspaces, urban influences, and green design. There’s no doubt their preferences are driving today’s design-build techniques. So the stakes are high in communicating your vision.Along with effective communication, Millennials are changing the way businesses approach their building needs. Plan for today’s generation. See our list of what Millennials want from their workspace. 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jenny Bengeult Momentum has been involved on a national scale with the planning, design and delivery of several hundred retail banking facilities and Jenny Bengeult leads the design team. Jenny oversees a … Web: Detailslast_img read more

5 ways to help your team adjust to change

first_imgIt’s new a year, and with it comes change. If your office is undergoing changes right now, your employees may be in a period of adjustment. Here are a few ways you can help your team deal with any changes they’re facing…Open up: Don’t keep your employees in the dark. Be open about any changes that are occurring and the reasons that they’re happening. Lay out your vision and help your team see how the changes will benefit the company.Put people in the right place: When implementing new ideas, assign tasks that will be good fits for each member of your team. Help them understand the value of their new role and its effect on the team. Make sure they know how vital they are to the overall success of the company.Make adjustments: Things don’t always work out perfectly when change occurs. Make sure you’re getting feedback from your team about the way things are going. You may need to make a few tweaks from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal. Just don’t make the mistake of assuming a plan is perfect.Let go: Give your staff the authority to keep the machine running without you. This will let your team know that you trust them and help them take ownership in the new system.Be around: Make sure you’re available if your team has issues they need help with. Anytime change occurs, there can be an adjustment period. Help your team adjust by following up with each team member individually, and work with them to overcome any obstacles they may come across. 98SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Coronavirus emerged in Italy earlier than thought, study shows

first_img– Advertisement – “This is the main finding: people with no symptoms not only were positive after the serological tests but had also antibodies able to kill the virus,” Apolone said.“It means that the new coronavirus can circulate among the population for long and with a low rate of lethality not because it is disappearing but only to surge again,” he added.Italian researchers told Reuters in March that they reported a higher than usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last quarter of 2019 in a sign that the new coronavirus might have circulated earlier than previously thought. The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy since September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that Covid-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.The World Health Organization has said the new coronavirus and Covid-19, the respiratory disease it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, in central China, in December.Italy’s first Covid-19 patient was detected on Feb. 21 in a little town near Milan, in the northern region of Lombardy.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img A man wears a protective mask as he sits near the Colosseum, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Rome, Italy November 12, 2020.Guglielmo Mangiapane | Reuters But the Italian researchers’ findings, published by the INT’s scientific magazine Tumori Journal, show that 11.6% of 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, had developed coronavirus antibodies well before February.A further specific SARS-CoV-2 antibodies test was carried out by the University of Siena for the same research titled “Unexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy”.It showed that four cases dated back to the first week of October were also positive for antibodies neutralizing the virus, meaning they had got infected in September, Giovanni Apolone, a co-author of the study, told Reuters.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Investment: Foreign legions

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Tony Adams blasts ‘lightweight’ Arsenal players after Brighton defeat

first_imgTony Adams blasts ‘lightweight’ Arsenal players after Brighton defeat Arsenal’s players were booed off at full time (AP Photo)‘For me, you’re a player, you play for the Arsenal, you represent the club, you perform to your 100 per cent. There are not a lot of players doing that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They are all looking after themselves, blaming other people, you can’t be like that.‘You can’t wait for the crowd to help you, it’s the other way around.‘We always went out there to do our stuff, then you win the crowd over.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Neal Maupay scored Brighton’s winning goal against Arsenal (PA Wire)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You’ve got to walk on to that football pitch so positive, ‘we’re the best team in the country, we’re going to prove to everybody we’re fantastic players. Like I said, at the moment they are a little bit sorry for themselves.‘It’s difficult I remember back in the day if we weren’t leading at half-time they’d boo us off the pitch. They’ve got high expectations at the club.‘It’s irrelevant if those expectations are unrealistic. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Dec 2019 2:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link78Shares Comment Freddie Ljungberg is still searching for his first win at Arsenal (EPA)‘And the minute it goes wrong, they’ve gone. They’ve gone under. It’s too lightweight, there’s not enough characters in there.‘I think they are feeling a little bit sorry for themselves. I think they need a bit of a shake.‘If I were the coach in there I’d definitely be giving them a shake and saying ‘look, be more scared of me than actually getting out there and getting on with it’. That’s what they need at the moment.center_img Tony Adams claims Arsenal’s players are ‘ready’ to be beaten (Premier League Productions)Tony Adams has slammed the mentality of Arsenal’s players following their defeat to Brighton and believes Freddie Ljungberg’s men look ‘ready’ to suffer poor results as soon as a game begins.The Gunners slumped to a 2-1 loss at home to Brighton on Thursday evening while the players were booed off the pitch by their own fans at the Emirates Stadium after the final whistle.In a woeful opening 45 minutes for Arsenal, Brighton took the lead through Adam Webster. The Gunners equalised through Alexandre Lacazette during a positive spell in the second half but Brighton scored the winner with 10 minutes remaining via Neal Maupay.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd Adams, who spent 14 years as Arsenal’s captain, believes a lack of leaders inside the current dressing room is to blame for the club’s poor run of form.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think they are looking after themselves a little bit too much,’ Adams told Premier League Productions. SLUMP Arsenal are winless in nine games in all competitions – their worst streak since a run of 10 matches in March 1977. Arsenal’s dressing room is lightweight, according to Tony Adams (Getty Images)‘They need brave people on and off the pitch.‘You need a bit of honesty here, and a coach to go ‘hold on a minute, come on guys’. You need to be called out. And I don’t think a lot of that has been going on.‘The coaches put on lovely sessions for the team and everything goes round and round until you go ‘actually guys, you’re the ones on the pitch, you’ve got to make the decisions and stand up and be counted’.‘There are not too many of those guys out there. They are all kind of looking after themselves. ‘They are sitting there waiting for things to happen instead of going and making it happen.‘They are ready for it to go wrong.‘When you go into a football pitch expecting back things to happen they usually do. Advertisementlast_img read more