On November 8th, this country will make one of its most important decisions for the Presidency. As the results come in, the non-profit voter registration group HeadCount has set up the most engaging way to follow them. In conjunction with Magic Hat, HeadCount has announced the “Soundtrack To History” event, featuring the Everyone Orchestra creating live improvisation to the results.The previously-announced performance saw an impressive lineup of Steve Kimock, Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Vinnie Amico (moe.), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and Jans Ingber (formerly of The Motet). Today, the lineup grows by one as the organizers have revealed Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis as a special guest.You can watch Brownstein and Magner talk about this event and more in the live video interview, below.Tickets and more information about this show can be found here. Twiddle is also gearing up for a major three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl from October 27-29, before flying across country to perform a late-night Halloween show at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. You can find all things Twiddle on the band’s website.
More than 800 people braved the hot August temperatures for a firsthand glimpse of the latest research by University of Georgia scientists at the Turfgrass Research Field Day held Thursday, Aug. 4, on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia.“UGA serves as the research and education arm for the green industry in this state,” said Clint Waltz, UGA Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialist and one of the organizers of the field day event. “This field day keeps those in the green industry current and provides the continued education they need to remain profitable and able to provide the best quality products for golf courses, commercial lawns, homeowners’ lawns, parks, recreational sports fields and professional sports fields.” In the morning, green industry professionals rotated through a series of 12-minute talks by scientists from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Topics included the latest research on turfgrass weed management, cultivar development and the application of pesticides while protecting pollinating insects.Self-guided tours in the afternoon included a demonstration on proper pesticide storage and handling, advice on the best fungicides for turfgrass disease control and sessions led by CAES turfgrass graduate students. “This field day attracts the top professionals in the green industry,” Waltz said. “Just like doctors and accountants attend conferences to say current in their fields, industry professionals attend our field day to keep current on best management practices and trends. They saw the latest and greatest in turfgrass science, from pest management, to environmental stewardship, to water management and conservation, to new turfgrasses on the horizon from our UGA breeders.”Professionals from Georgia and the Southeast also met several new UGA employees, including Assistant Dean for Extension and Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader Mark McCann and newly appointed UGA turfgrass physiologist David Jespersen.“We have a lot of new personnel who benefited from meeting turfgrass industry contacts, and it was exciting for everyone to see our new turfgrass research facility being constructed in the background,” Waltz said. “Two years ago, we talked about our new facility; this year, everyone saw it being built; and in two years, when the next field day is held, we’ll be in our new building.”For more information on turfgrass research at UGA, go to GeorgiaTurf.com.
Share Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsSecondary DGS records success in sports; other inter-school competitions by: – March 27, 2012 Share 185 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sports Teacher Neshara Sorhaindo during Phys Ed class at the DGSRoseau, Dominica – The Dominica Grammar School (DGS) is riding a wave of success in inter-school competitions held recently. The DGS recorded impressive wins in the Secondary Schools Athletics Championships held last week, capturing 25 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 6 bronze medals to take the top spot as overall champions.The U-14 netball team also defeated the Portsmouth Secondary School in the finals, 18-7, and the school is also the current volleyball champions after defeating the Dominica State College 3-2 sets earlier this month.The DGS is also the reigning U-15 Boys Football champion.Sports Teacher, Neshara Sorhaindo said these performances prove that there are hardworking students at the DGS who are striving to overcome the challenges posed by anti-social behaviour at their school.Winners of the Rotaract Club Literacy Competition with Literature teacher at the DGS Giselle Mondesire“The children have been working tirelessly to achieve their goals. I think this is a boost after all the negativity that has been attached to the school recently. The majority of students are very optimistic and are doing their best to excel in all disciplines,” she said.Sorhaindo said the DGS has also experienced success in disciplines other than sport.Earlier this month, Ashner De Jean and Dilano Miller won the literacy competition organised by the Rotaract Club and Cleopatra Christopher and Joanne Jno Baptiste competed in the semi finals of the Kiwanis Club Debating Competition.Last Friday Dimitri Raphael won the quiz competition organised by the Allaince Francaise de la Dominique as part of French Day activities and Kellin Juliana, Angel Joseph and Bernika Samuel won the song competition.Also, at the recently held Youth Parliament to mark Commonwealth Day 2012, Peaches Green was adjudged Best Role Player. By: Dionne DurandPublic Relations Specialist, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development
RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ The Premier League, which will resume on June 17, says its aim is for the remaining games to be played on the usual home and away basis.But it insisted that the federation had a contingency plan for neutral venues. The initial suggestion from the UK Government had been for the closed-door matches to be played at neutral venues.But some clubs have expressed opposition to that idea, views which have been put to the government by the league.Some media reports have suggested that select games, which may have a risk of fans gathering outside grounds, would still be held at a neutral venue.One of such is the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool.And this will be even if most matches are held on a home/away basis. “The Premier League’s ambition is to complete all of our remaining fixtures this season home and away, where possible,” the league said in a statement on Friday.It added: “We are working with our clubs to ensure risks are assessed and minimised, while co-operating with the police at a local and national level.“Discussions with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and UK Football Policing Unit have been positive and are continuing.“We are prepared for all outcomes and have a neutral venue contingency.”Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters told Sky Sports News: “We’ll have a clearer picture in the next seven to 10 days. But we hope the amount of games (at neutral grounds) will be low. “…(the police) have legitimate concerns but we think we can mitigate some of the issues they’re trying to deal with.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: EvertonLiverpoolNational Police Chiefs’ CouncilPremier LeagueRichard MasterUK Football Policing
Published on March 12, 2020 at 4:53 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ In response to the “evolving COVID-19 public health threat,” the NCAA has canceled all postseason winter and spring championship events, the association announced Thursday afternoon.A decision was made “to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities,” the statement read.The announcement follows 24 hours of continuous ripples cast across the sports world, beginning with the suspension of the NBA season after a player tested positive for the novel coronavirus and a teammate did the next day. Atlantic Coast Conference president John Swofford held a press conference this morning declaring that the ACC Tournament will remain as scheduled, albeit with limited fans present. Syracuse beat North Carolina 81-53 Wednesday night to advance to a matchup with No. 3-seeded Louisville. The game was scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday prior to the cancelation in the early afternoon.MORE COVERAGE: NCAA cancels all postseason championship events in response to coronavirusA look the chaotic 2 hours that led to end of ACC tournamentACC cancels men’s basketball tournament amid spread of coronavirusInside the confusion at the ACC tournament amid coronavirus restrictionsACC suspends spring sports amid coronavirusWhile both the Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams were unlikely to make the NCAA Tournament, the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams ranked No. 1 and No. 4 in the country, respectively. Syracuse’s softball, rowing, tennis and track and field teams were also in the middle of their seasons, which were suspended by the ACC and ultimately Syracuse this afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs of 11:57 a.m., NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship committee announced that a decision was made to not allow any fans, including family, into the venue — emphasizing the need to limit attendance to “1/3 of the venue capacity.” Syracuse men’s lacrosse had risen to No. 1 in the IL rankings for the first time since 2017 behind a five-game winning streak to begin the year. Loyola transfer Chase Scanlan and senior midfielder Jamie Trimboli paced the new-look Syracuse offense under Pat March with 18 and 15 goals, respectively. The women overcame an early-season loss to Stony Brook with a six-game winning streak. Emily Hawryschuk is second in the nation with 39 goals as well as a 4.88 goals per game average.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids are still expected to take place Sunday in South Florida and several other cities across the country.Immigration reform advocates say that areas around Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco will be targeted in the raids, which are anticipated to last through at least Thursday. President Trump told reporters on Friday, “It starts on Sunday and they’re going to take people out and they’re going to bring them back to their countries. We are focused on criminals as much as we can before we do anything else.”When the raids did not begin as expected before dawn, advocacy groups began redirecting their efforts from helping the detainees to spreading information and awareness about immigrant rights.To that end, they are knocking on doors in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods, canvassing churches and supermarkets, and worked to keep people prepared.About 2,000 people around Miami-Dade County are expected to be detained.
MESA, Ariz. — After the A’s were eliminated by the Yankees in the AL wild-card game last October, Franklin Barreto departed the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium with hope.Aware of Jed Lowrie’s impending free agency, Barreto knew the A’s starting second base job could be had. No longer blocked, the path was clear. But things don’t always work out exactly as originally envisioned.Before Lowrie even found a new club, the A’s pulled off a December three-team deal to acquired Jurickson …