Today, STS9 has added to their upcoming fall tour, announcing a three-night Northeast run at the tail end of September. The new run will see the band perform two nights at Burlington, Vermont’s Higher Ground on September 24th and 25th ahead of a stop at Boston’s House of Blues on September 26th.Currently, the jamtronica heavyweights are gearing up for their highly anticipated Wave Spell Live festival, which will take over the California town of Belden Town from August 16th through 19th. In September, the group gears up for a three-night Colorado run, kicking off at Denver’s Summit Music Hall ahead of a two-night stand at the iconic outdoor venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre—a venue that has hosted some of STS9’s finest concerts over the years. After a few weeks off, STS9 will begin their newly announced shows at Higher Ground and House of Blues, continuing on to a two-night run at New York City’s The Rooftop at Pier 17 on September 28th and 29th.Pre-sale tickets for STS9’s upcoming shows in Burlington, Vermont, on September 24th and 25th and Boston on September 26th went on sale today. Public general admission tickets for these new shows go on sale Friday, July 20th, at 10 a.m. (ET). For more information and ticketing, head here.
On Tuesday, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss announced a new crop of 2019 summer tour dates under the banner Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss: Together Live. The 13-date stretch will begin in the midst of Nelson’s previously announced touring Outlaw Music Festival, on which both Willie and Alison are slated to perform.The Together Live dates begin on June 19th at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. After three days of Outlaw from June 21st–23rd, Krauss and Nelson will head to Sterling Heights, MI for a performance at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre on June 25th.Following the remainder of the early-summer Outlaw Music Festival tour, Krauss and Nelson will team up again in August for a longer, uninterrupted run of joint shows stopping in Green Bay, WI (8/1); Minneapolis, MN (8/2); Lincoln, NE (8/3); Fort Wayne, IN (8/5); Toledo, OH (8/7); Grand Rapids, MI (8/9); Huntington, WV (8/10); Florence, SC (8/12); Charlottesville, VA (8/14); Greenville, SC (8/16); and Greensboro, NC (8/17).A fan club ticket pre-sale for the majority of the newly announced dates is now underway. Pre-sales for the Toledo, Grand Rapids, and Charlottesville dates begin on April 16th at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a full list of Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss’s summer 2019 Together Live dates. For more information, head to Nelson’s website.Head here for a list of dates when you can catch Krauss and Nelson as part of the Outlaw Music Festival tour.Willie Nelson & Family/Alison Krauss Together Live 2019 Tour DatesJun 19 | Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MDJun 25 | Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, MIAug 1 | Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, WIAug 2 | Target Center in Minneapolis, MNAug 3 | Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln, NEAug 5 | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, INAug 7 | Huntington Center in Toledo, OH*Aug 9 | Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI*Aug 10 | Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WVAug 12 | Florence Center in Florence, SCAug 14 | JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA in Charlottesville, VA*Aug 16 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SCAug 17 | Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, NCView Tour Dates
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Call it serendipity, if not fate. Some might even credit another, higher power. Benjamin Grimm ’18 only laughs at the coincidences that have shaped his Harvard career.While he will be receiving his degree in the comparative study of religion with a secondary degree in German and Scandinavian studies, focusing on the Scandinavian side, his talents include photography, musical theater, and ballet, which he studied starting when he was 10. At Harvard, he has acted, sung, and choreographed productions of “Gypsy,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” and “Die Fledermaus,” among others, performing, at times, in drag: “I walk better in high heels than most people I know,” he says.Following his father, David Grimm ’85, his mother, Jeanie (Cialone) Grimm, Ed.M. ’86, and older sister Alexandra ’17 (younger sister Bridget is Class of ’20) rather reluctantly to Harvard — he initially preferred Brown — Grimm’s range of interests might suggest a scattershot academic career.His love of music, for example, particularly of the Swedish a cappella combo The Real Group, led him to Scandinavian studies. One song in particular, “Så Skimrande Var Aldrig Havet (The Sea Was Never So Shimmering),” moved him. “I wished I could understand what it meant,” he says, describing using Google Translate to learn it word by word. Once he had placed out of Spanish, he realized he could learn the language of his favorite group at Harvard — and so he did.Religious studies was another fluke. Although his paternal grandfather is a Methodist minister, Grimm says growing up in an age of global religious extremism had made him antagonistic to organized faith, which he viewed as opposed to modern liberal values. Then freshman year, the lottery left him out of most of his course choices, except for Swedish and psychology. With only one morning to finalize his schedule, he course-shopped classes, spending 20 minutes in each in order to choose before the noon deadline. At 11:30, he ducked into Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies Diana Eck’s “Religion in India: Texts and Traditions in a Complex Society,” his sixth class of the morning.“I didn’t care about the Gangetic Valley,” Grimm says now, recalling being worn down, and while he was keen on an archaeology class he had sampled, he still needed one more selection. Religion it was.“I fell in love with it,” he says, laughing. “I was so over my head. I was little white boy from Nowheresville, New York, trying to remember all these names. We read ‘The Mahabharata,’ which has all these crazy lineages. I spent hours in Lamont making diagrams.”The young man from “Nowheresville” — largely white, rural, and politically conservative Canandaigua, N.Y. — followed up with more advanced courses, and soon religious studies joined Swedish classes and a continued extracurricular interest in the arts. That’s when serendipity stepped in. Sophomore year, for a class on religious pluralism with Eck, Grimm needed a topic for a year-end paper. While he had done in-depth papers on Wicca and paganism and considered writing on Hinduism in India, current events intervened, in the form of the refugee situation in Europe.“I was reading so much about it,” he says, particularly about the issues facing the growing influx of people from Muslim majority countries into predominantly Christian Sweden.“I felt so much responsibility,” he says. “Who speaks Swedish? No one. Who studies religion? Not a lot of people. Who studies both Swedish and religion? At the end of that year, [Professor Eck] pressured me into going to Sweden.”With a grant from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Grimm traveled as a Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Fellow to Malmö, Sweden, the first of two summer stays to study Swedish Muslim identity. Specifically, he went to focus on how Muslims experience Sweden, rejecting the traditional ethnographic focus on conflict from the dominant cultural side to look instead at how this newer population is “challenging Sweden to broaden its scope — and how that is being resisted.”His focus on the interaction between the secular national culture and its Muslim population began as he rode the bus from his in-town apartment to the city’s outskirts, where the city’s largest mosque was located.As a scholar, he noticed how the changing population negotiated social roles, “from these reticent Swedes who sit three seats apart or willingly stand rather than sit next to someone they don’t know, to the immigrant suburbs, where people are sitting on top of each other and shouting.” In keeping with his arts background, he also began photographing what he saw, from the buttoned down Swedes to the “young South Asian boys in tight fades and Adidas.”The artistic exploration, he explains, is a natural corollary to his academic studies. “Religion and the arts have so much to do with each other,” says Grimm, pointing out the Christian roots of much choral music and that the Quran is recited verse. This approach, he says, “humanizes religion in a way that I think is too rarely done, because religion is too massive and unruly.”True to his own multifaceted self, Grimm included photos along with his first-person observations in his thesis.“This is how you have to study now,” he says. “Here is me, riding a bus in the public sphere: It connects the theoretical with the abstract and, on a more meta level, it connects the divine with the human, which is the whole point of studying religion. It describes these huge unwieldy things we experience in our lives.”He pauses, as if to resist the obvious conclusion, before adding, “To nurture the connection between the human and the divine.”
View Comments Nico Tortorella & Sutton Foster in ‘Younger'(Photo: TV Land) We’ve made it to the end of the second season of Younger. Take a load (by which we mean your hefty statement necklace) off and celebrate by breaking it down with us. Following last week’s shocker, Liza managed to hold on to her secret for a little while longer, Charles finally made a move, and a certain someone proved he could handle a one-man Side Show. Check it out below!SEASON 2, EPISODE 12: “No Weddings & a Funeral”Emoji UpdateLiza and Maggie attend Thad’s funeral, and wracked with guilt, Liza decides to tell Kelsey the truth about everything. Maggie advises her that immediately following the funeral of her fiancé probably isn’t the best time. That doesn’t stop Kelsey from questioning why Liza was there to witness Thad’s gruesome death. Chad, who is (get ready) Thad’s IDENTICAL TWIN played by Thad (Dan Amboyer) himself takes Thad’s laptop out of respect for his late brother’s privacy. Josh reconnects with Liza. Smash cut to the two having “mourning” sex. While they’re still in bed, Josh’s girlfriend Greta enter the apartment, causing Liza to flee through the window. At work, the Empirical team meets with celebrity astrologer Stephanie Smith about her new book. Kelsey, determined to push through, turns down her grievance time but quickly lashes out at Stephanie for claiming to be able to predict the future. Chad stops by with the retrieved security tape of the accident. When he and Kelsey see Liza in the footage, Liza tells (most of) the truth, explaining that she knew Thad was cheating and wanted him to tell Kelsey. Kelsey doesn’t see why Liza chose to meddle in their affairs and begins to suggest that Thad could possibly still be alive if Liza hadn’t. Not the most level-headed thing to say, but Kelsey gets a pass here. The guilt becomes too much for Liza, and she quits to work at a department store in Paramus, New Jersey. Charles tracks her down in an attempt to have her return to Empirical, and in doing so, finally makes a move and kisses her. We guess that did the trick, because the next day, Liza’s back at the publishing firm. Kelsey apologizes to Liza and releases all her pent-up grief. When Liza gets home, Josh is waiting for her and says he broke up with Greta and wants to give their relationship another shot.Biggest OMG Moment:OK, Charles kissing Liza isn’t a huge OMG-worthy moment; we all knew this was coming eventually. But what’s the plan here, Charles? Find Liza at a department store in Jersey, get her to come back to Empirical, grab her, make out with her, then…have her as your employee again? Millennial Glossary:Winklevii (noun, plural) Presumably the influence for the Webervii, and the collective term for Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who sued former Harvard classmate Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their intellectual property to start Facebook. Here they are with Sydney Lucas, for some reason. Incidentally, both the Winklevii and the Webervii had one actor play both brothers on screen. Through Hollywood magic, Armie Hammer played the Winklevii in The Social Network, and Dan Amboyer plays both Chad and the late Thad.Moment That Made Us Go:No, you’re not seeing double. Our favorite cat cuddler/ William Shatner victim, after getting killed off, actually returned to the show as his original character’s identical twin, and it’s straight up Parent Trap-level bonkers. We may not have been #TeamThad, but we could be persuaded to be #TeamChad.Diana’s Statement Jewelry Update!In terms of statement necklaces, the season finale was a bit of a “Diana’s Greatest Hits” episode. We got something reminiscent of her Dance of the Vampires collection at the funeral, Newton’s Cradle made a comeback and our favorite temp Becky even gave Diana a “nice necklace, lady!” for the return of the “Origin of Love.” All this led up to the debut of…a spectacular necklace broach! Is that the International Space Station?
New International Program Expands Semester Abroad Choices for Juniors BURLINGTON, VT – Champlain College is expanding its international study abroad program with the fall opening of Champlain College Dublin, a new program that will offer juniors the chance to spend a semester studying in the heart of Irelands economic, administrative and cultural center. The official grand opening of Champlain College Dublin is Sept. 22 and will be marked by a reception attended by Champlain College President David F. Finney, members of the Colleges Board of Trustees, students, local officials and Dublin dignitaries. “This is another way to offer Champlain students an international perspective and prepare them to be global professionals,” said Dr. Lynda Reid, director of recruiting for Champlain Abroad. The program also offers a similar program in Montreal, which opened in September 2007. Both international Champlain College programs provide students with an intimate academic setting in which to experience the local culture while taking classes taught by Champlain College faculty. “Almost half of Ireland’s 4.5 million people are under the age of 28, giving Dublin an active, energetic, non-stop pace. The economic growth that has been fueled by a booming communications technology sector has made Dublin a magnet for high-tech professionals from all over the world. It is a natural location for us since the economic drivers match our academic programs so well,” Finney said. “Courses will include a range of professional, liberal arts and interdisciplinary options. All courses are based on Champlain requirements and adapted to take advantage of all that Dublin has to offer,” Reid noted. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin is a city steeped in ancient Celtic heritage. Since medieval times Dublin has been the hub of much of Ireland’s history. Today, Dublin serves as Ireland’s economic, administrative and cultural center. “Since Dublin’s leading employers are Microsoft, Dell, Intel and Google, students in Champlain’s Business and Information Technology may be particularly attracted to this experience,” she noted. Dr. Stephen Robinson, a British-born, Canadian-trained geographer with degrees from the University of Waterloo, Queens University and a Ph.D from McGill University in Montreal, has been named director of Champlain College Dublin. “I believe that all students should take advantage of studying abroad to expand their horizons, experience immersion in a different culture and understand a bit more about the world around them,” Robinson said. The importance of international experiences for students is underscored by an economic development trip planned for Nov. 15-20 led by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). He plans to bring representatives from small- to medium-sized U.S. exporters to explore the Irish market through the U.S. Commercial Service group and Vermont Global Trade Partnership. Plans are in the works for Champlain College Dublin students to meet and interact with the members of that trip. Champlain College also offers grants to its full-time faculty members to spend professional development time traveling during the summer for research projects that bring international awareness and experiences into the Burlington campus classrooms. A group of faculty visited the Middle East in 2008 and plans for 2009 include visits to China. Courses offering interaction with the Dublin community include Brand and Account Management, Global Business Career Experience and Cybercrime. General education courses include Cultural Immersion Through the Arts, Modern Irish History, Global Environmental Earth Science, and Contemporary World Issues to name a few. Other Champlain online courses will be available to students who satisfy the curriculum requirements and have special program needs. A full co- and extra- curricular program compliments the Champlain Abroad experience, Reid said. Activities at the Dublin campus will include market visits, museums, exploring city landmarks, and tours of the traditional Irish countryside, castles, cathedrals and festivals. Champlain College Dublin Centre comprises two buildings, including the Academic Center on 43 Lower Leeson St. and a residence hall. The Academic Center is close to St. Stephens Green and in the heart of Dublins Georgian office district and located directly on major bus lines. The five-story historic Georgian building has four classrooms, a computer lab and a comfortable lounge for students to relax. “The academic center in Dublin is a substantial building with potential for growth in the number of students participating,” Reid added. The College hopes to have between 30 and 40 students in the spring program and anticipates opening the program to non-Champlain College students in Fall of 2009.For more information The registration deadline for studying in Dublin during Spring semester 2009 is Oct. 15. For more information about cost, housing and academic requirements, visit www.champlain.edu/Champlain-Abroad.html(link is external). Or contact Dr. Lynda Reid, Director of Champlain Abroad Recruiting, (802) 860-2742, [email protected](link sends e-mail).Champlain College was founded in 1878 and currently has 2,000 undergraduate students. It is ranked 12th in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America’s Best Colleges. The College is a leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens. Champlain College also offers study abroad programs with campuses in Dublin, Ireland and Montreal, Quebec and extensive online and continuing professional education. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external).
continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In the Northwest, the likely natural disasters are earthquakes and floods. In the Southeast, hurricanes and tornados. No matter where you are, your credit union can experience a fire, gas explosion or flooding. Branches are not immune to the aftermath of any of these disasters. When service delivery comes to a stop at your usual locations, members may experience significant inconvenience and additional stress during what is already a difficult time.Today virtual delivery can provide at least some services via technology while a branch location is being rebuilt. But it takes eight to 14 months to rebuild most branches and four to six months to renovate, which constitutes plenty of time for members to look at moving to another institution that has physical branches in operation.A few years ago, one of our bank clients suffered a fire that required demolition of one of its largest branches. We were able to work with a supplier of modular buildings, much like a school portable, to provide a temporary location during the 10 months it took to get the new branch designed, permitted and constructed. Unfortunately, it took three months to get the permits, relocate and retrofit the modular buildings. Today there is a faster way to do something similar: pop-up branches.
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“Enabling athletes to get match-fit is an important milestone towards restarting competitive sport behind closed doors — but we have not given a green light yet,” said Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.”We are clear that this can only happen on the advice of medical experts and when it is safe to do so.”Many football clubs are already carrying out individual sessions for players and are hoping for a return to group training as early as next week, with the Premier League aiming to resume its season by playing games by mid-June.Restrictions on golf and tennis were eased in England on Wednesday, with the public allowed to play with one member of another household.However, the clamor of sports authorities to return to action has been met with some resistance from professional athletes, worried that their health is being put at risk.England international footballers Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose raised their concerns earlier this week.The Premier League held talks on Wednesday with unions representing players and managers. “The choice to return to training is also a personal one,” said chief executive of UK Sport Sally Munday.”Every sport is different and everyone’s personal circumstances are different and whilst clearly there are many who are keen to return to training as soon as possible, there are those who will have genuine concerns or personal circumstances that make this challenging.”England’s Rugby Football Union said it would have further talks with players and staff before resuming training.”There is still significant work to do and discussions to be had with players and staff before any form of training can resume,” the RFU said in a statement.”Their welfare will be at the heart of our decisions.” That can include individual training or groups of individual athletes training in the same facility but adhering to social-distancing rules.Step two would allow “social clustering”, with athletes and staff able to come into closer contact, for example tackling, sparring and sharing equipment.A move to the second stage would only take place once the government had given the go-ahead.The guidance also states that each sport should have a COVID-19 medical officer. The British government issued guidance on Wednesday on how elite sportsmen and women can safely return to training, paving the way for the potential relaunch of top-level action.Professional sport, currently on hold due to the coronavirus, can return behind closed doors in England from June 1.Under step one of the guidance, athletes, players and coaches can return to training premises for “organized individual program training”. Topics :
August 30, 2019 Governor Wolf Announces Snack Food Manufacturer Expansion to York County Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that That’s How We Roll, LLC, a baked dessert snacks manufacturer, will expand its operations to York County, creating 50 new jobs. The company, currently based in northern New Jersey, has outgrown its current facility and will expand its operations to Springettsbury Township.“Pennsylvania is known across the country for its food manufacturing, and there’s no better home for a snack food company than York County,” said Governor Wolf. “That’s How We Roll will inject jobs and revenue into the local economy through an established product line and will serve as a great addition to our state’s food manufacturing lineup.”The company’s expansion into York County will establish a new baked snack manufacturing operation, increase production capacity and product offerings, and meet current and future consumer demand. The total project will cost $4.4 million and will include the purchase of new equipment and building renovations.“As our company continues its trajectory with some of America’s fastest growing snack brands, it is critical for us to invest in a city that has the right infrastructure, talent, and leadership. Springettsbury Township contains these important elements, and we expect that it will be an exceptional place to grow our business,” said That’s How We Roll CEO Samuel Kestenbaum. “We are excited to expand our production here. We’re thrilled to be supporting local equipment manufacturers and suppliers, engaging local engineers and tradesmen, and joining this business community.”To assist with analyzing the factors that go into such an important site selection search, the company engaged New Jersey-based Atlas Insight, LLC. Managing Partner Brian Corde noted, “The York County region has a rich history of food production, and this, combined with a strong business climate full of energy, direction and a strong manufacturing workforce, makes this an excellent location choice.”That’s How We Roll received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $200,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $54,000 in funding for job training through the WEDnet PA program. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.“York County is thrilled to welcome That’s How We Roll, makers of ParmCrisps Snacks and THINSTERS Cookies, to the community. The company’s expansion is a testament to York County’s strong food processing and machinery sector and solidifies our title as Snack Food Capital of the World,” said Kevin J. Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance.That’s How We Roll manufactures baked snacks using simple, wholesome ingredients, free of GMO, corn syrups, RBGH, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The company’s mission is to make the world healthier, tastier, and a little more fun“Working with the That’s How We Roll team has been a very exciting and positive experience. We are not only happy to welcome them to York County, but we are very thankful and honored to be part of this expansion opportunity,” said Daniel Scott Hawks, Director of Leasing for Kinsley Properties. “We look forward to the growing success of their business, and also to a long-term landlord-tenant relationship.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and stay up-to-date with agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Resident Elben Jemino yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Recovered items during an entrapment operation in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City on Nov. 28. POLICE STATION 7/BCPO Bacolod City – Suspected shabu weighing about 2.5 grams valued at aroundP17,500 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mansilingan. Jemino was nabbed after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 7 p.m. on Nov. 28, thereport added. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 7, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN