Michael Kang To Leave String Cheese Incident Following Lactose Intolerance Diagnosis

first_imgThus far, 2017 has been treating String Cheese Incident well. The band recently wrapped up their Winter Carnival 2017 Roots Revival tour, which saw the band play intimate venues in ski towns close to the band’s heart and integral to their formation years ago. String Cheese is also on the precipice of releasing their latest album, Believe, which is due out April 14th and available for pre-order here. However, sometimes when things seem to good to be true, they are, and fans of SCI are learning this the hard way with the sudden news of Michael Kang’s future departure from the group.In an official statement from String Cheese sent out this morning, the band notified the public that the beloved Michael Kang will be leaving the group following a recent diagnosis of severe lactose intolerance, sending shockwaves throughout the jam band community. You can read the band’s full statement below.It’s with heavy hearts that we bring the news that Michael Kang will have to stop touring with String Cheese Incident for the foreseeable future. After doctors diagnosed him with severe lactose intolerance in early January, Michael insisted he would keep playing, citing that if Kyle Hollingsworth could play their New Years run with a broken wrist, he wasn’t going to let a little indigestion stop him. Unfortunately, medical experts have insisted that he take some time off to focus on his health. The recent Roots Revival tour was bittersweet for us, as Michael specifically wanted to relive some of the good old days with Cheese before his departure. He plans to pursue non-dairy musical endeavors during his tolerance break, and we are so excited to see what he cooks up. You can expect to see him play with Phish, The Disco Biscuits, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, Cake, and Blackberry Smoke in future months. He also has plans in the works for an Allman Brothers Band tribute dubbed ‘The Almond Butters Band,’ so keep an eye out for announcements about this exciting new project in the future.last_img read more

Mendoza highlights ethical business practices

first_imgMendoza College of Business will host its 19th annual Ethics Week, devoted to examining different facets of ethical business practices, from Feb 8. to 11. The week will include a variety events and several different speakers. Lauren Weldon Mendoza teaching professor Brian Levey said the week is also a continuation of the legacy of John Houck, a Notre Dame management professor who died in 1996. “Our last two deans were very fond of saying ‘Ethics is in our DNA,’ and so much of what we do today goes back to this quote from Fr. O’Hara [the first dean of the College], that the primary function of commerce is to serve mankind,” Levey said. “We think of it in terms of management and marketing and accounting and finance, but all of that ultimately is to serve mankind on some level and create something where there is nothing.”The week is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, and the events are free and open to the public. Levey said the events are aimed at the entire Notre Dame community, as well as the South Bend community. John D’Arcy, associate professor at the University of Delaware, will deliver a presentation titled, “Data Breach: Failures and Follow-ups,” at the Giovanini Commons in Mendoza on Monday at 12:30 p.m. D’Arcy is a former assistant professor for Mendoza.“His expertise is IT security and his particular topic is data breach,” Levey said. “He’s going to talk about things like the Target data breach, going back a few years ago – this was probably the biggest and earliest exposure of credit card information.” Larry Katzen, a former partner at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen, will speak about the collapse of the company Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Giovanini Commons.“ … The popular narrative about that company is it started as a firm of technical competence and integrity but somehow lost its way, leading to its demise,” Levey said. “Although the firm collapsed, he’s made it his mission in retirement to tell a competing narrative about the firm and the many people that went down with the ship — in his view — wrongfully. Eighty-five thousand people lost their jobs, and he’s on something of a mission to tell that story.”The keynote speaker for Ethics Week, Susan Ochs, will give her presentation Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Giovanini Commons. Ochs is a senior fellow and founder of the Better Banking Project and will speak on improving corporate ethical behavior. “Her focus is on organizational culture and, in particular, financial institutions, banks, investment banks, Wall Street,” Levey said. “One of the things she’s come upon when looking at banks is this notion of complexity. On Wall Street, folks seem to value complexity – the more complex the better. In most other walks of life, we try to keep things simple, and there seems to be some sort of bias toward complexity.”Ethics week closes Thursday night at 7 p.m. with a showing of the movie “Margin Call,” followed by a panel question-and-answer session in the Jordan Auditorium in Mendoza. The 2011 film follows people at an investment bank during the first 24-hour period of a financial crisis. “Each of the characters deals with this very practical, but also ethical, issue of what they should do,” Levey said. The panel following the film will include professional specialist Walter Clements, associate professional specialist Jessica McManus Warnell and senior management consulting major Kevin Frost.“Ethics and asking more of business is a hallmark of the Mendoza College of Business. Students have many opportunities to explore issues of ethics in business in and outside the classroom,” McManus Warnell said in an email. “Ethics Week is a chance for our Notre Dame community to come together and hear from experts in the field on key issues facing business today. These events allow us to hear from and discuss real-world implications of ethics in business — an important part of developing our own capacities to lead and serve.”Levey said Ethics Week is just a part of Mendoza’s dedication to making its students aware of ethical issues that arise in business. “We certainly have a reputation for ethics, and Ethics Week is just a part of that — it’s part of this ongoing and cumulative effort to expose students to ethical issues and raise their awareness, give them tools and hope it does some good in the long run.”Tags: business, Ethics week, mendoza college of businesslast_img read more

Fresh Ideas To Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As a thank you to everyone’s favorite superheroine, we’ve compiled a list of smart, fun, practical and elegant gifts that will show mom just how much you care and appreciate how she always saves the day. PETAL PUSHERS“The Best Mom Ever” box contains gorgeous pink peonies, relaxing bath bomb and orange burst gummies created by luxury gift company Bouquet Bar. Build your own custom gift in a designer box at a price that is right for you, $54.99-$214.99 at bouquetbar.com. Enjoy 10 percent off with special discount code: LIP10.DATE NIGHTBook those dinner reservations! UrbanSitter, a babysitting app and trusted source that helps parents with their childcare needs. Purchase a gift card and users can join by using the promo code METIME to redeem a $50 credit at urbansitter.comTHANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Boombox Memory Boxes are a special keepsake to treasure filled with custom-printed messages and photos created on 5-by-7 cards and placed  in a decorative box  of your choice. Prices range from $100  to $295. Available at boomboxgifts.comONLY THE BESTMom can indulge  in a luxurious spa day with a gift card to The Red Door Salon & Spa. Now through May 13th get up to $100 bonus spa dollars when you spend $350  or more. For more information on the Mother’s Day promo , visit TheRedDoor.com.STEP IT UPIt’s the new heel in town: “Ruth” by True gault, a  slingback shoe that is one of the hottest styles  for spring/summer  and offers a custom fit through its 3D imaging technology. There are 20-plus styles and hundreds of leathers to choose from, $250-$350.  Available at truegault.comJEWELRY THERAPYThis organic three strand diamond ring will not disappoint. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, $2,895 at fortunoff.com.DRINKS NOT INCLUDEDThis wide-brim  HAPPY HOUR straw hat by Hat Attack says what we are all thinking, $100. Available at  hatattack.comKEYS TO SUCCESSInspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features is the POSH AZIO Retro Classic Keyboard, available in different leathers or wood with three frame styles.  The USB model, $189.99 and Bluetooth model, $219.99. Available at aziocorp.comMOMUSCRIPT  Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs is a celebration of motherhood and female achievement by Jason Porath, a former Hollywood animator and outspoken feminist who lobbied to make animated films more pro-women, $24.99. Available at rejectedprincesses.comFEM-AID RescueHer Kit is the perfect backup when you break a break a nail or smudge your makeup.  Thirty-four essentials include  cosmetics, personal care and beauty items in a compact bag that can easily fit in the car or be worn, $49.95. Available at rescueher.comTHIS GIFT’S A GODSENDLet mom feel divine with The Green Goddess Box by Box Fox that promises to help mom relax and recharge. Some treats included are a journal with brass pen, a cup of tea, chocolates, bath salts and mint foot soak, $170 at shopboxfox.com.last_img read more

Heavy rain costs Australia $300 000

first_imgA WASHED out final day of the third Test in Hamilton will see South Africa jump ahead of Australia in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings, earning the Proteas a bonus $300 000 windfall.The tourists were set to resume at 5-80 on the fifth morning, still trailing New Zealand by 95 runs as the Black Caps pushed for a victory that would have levelled the series.But torrential and persistent rain at Seddon Park meant no play was possible and the Proteas escaped with the draw they needed to move ahead of Australia and into second place in the ICC rankings.South Africa will earn a $500 000 bonus for being in second place by the April 1 cut-off date, while Australia’s drop to third means they will pick up just $200 000.India, who strengthened their grip on top spot with a 2-1 series win over Australia, will earn $1M for finishing No.1.Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis admitted his side were fortunate to escape the match with a draw.“New Zealand outplayed us in this game,” said du Plessis, who led his side to a famous series win in Australia earlier in the summer.“They can count themselves very unlucky. They outplayed us in every department.”The draw is also a cruel blow to New Zealand, who will now drop from fifth to sixth spot, behind Pakistan.last_img read more

Gor cage Zoo to storm back to KPL summit

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans into jubilation.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15- What seemed like a second string Gor Mahia squad beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions moved back to the summit of the standings with their second consecutive win of the season at the Kericho Green Stadium on Thursday.Goals from Jack Tuyisenge, Boniface Omondi, Joachim Oluoch and Samuel Onyango saw Gor pick maximum points on the road with Zoo scoring via skipper Johnstone Ligare and Nicholas Kipkurui. Head coach Dylan Kerr made nine changes from the side that won 2-0 against Leones Vegeteranios in the CAF Champions League over the weekend, with his eyes fixed on the return leg in Malabo on Wednesday.The only two surviving members from that team were captain Harun Shakava and forward Meddie Kagere.However, the downside to Gor Mahia’s second consecutive four-goal show was the injury suffered by striker Tuyisenge, barely five minutes after hitting the opener.Kerr approached the match with a  change in formation as well, going for three at the back with new signing Charles Momanyi making his debut while Oluoch made his first start for the club since joining in June last year.-Oluoch chances-Wesley Onguso and Omondi were employed as wingbacks with Cersidy Okeyo, Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki playing through the centre of the pack. Tuyisenge and Kagere were paired up in attack.Gor Mahia fans (Green Army) rally behind their team as they hosted Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea in the first leg of the CAF Champions League at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIt was a fast paced opening half with each side giving enormous energy into attack.Oluoch had the game’s first two chances, both coming off set pieces. In the second minute of the match, he failed to direct a header into the net a yard off goal after Momanyi had flicked through a corner from Omondi.Six minutes later, he had another chance this time from Onguso’s trademark long throws, but keeper Martin Elung’at was well placed to pick the effort.Zoo who started the season with a loss at the hands of Ulinzi Stars were not showing any signs of fear and they had their first chance in the 10th minute when Danson Chetambe tried his luck from distance, but the effort was wide.In the 12th minute, Gor had a glorious opportunity when Tuyisenge sighted a Kagere run into the box, slapped in a cross from the right but his fellow Rwandese could not connect with the goalmouth at his mercy.-Joachim intervention-Zoo had another opportunity at goal in the 18th minute, but it took the intervention of a fully stretched Oluoch to tap the ball behind for a corner when Bernard Odhiambo crossed in from the right with Nicholas Kipkurui lurking at the far post.The hosts had an even better chance in the 22nd minute and should have buried it but Chetambe wasted the opportunity. From a swiftly executed counter attack, Chetambe was through on goal with only keeper Shabaan Odhoji to beat, but his effort at lifting the ball over him was awry, the ball going wide.On the half hour mark, Ondieki had an opportunity to cap his debut with a goal when he was put through on goal by Omondi, but his low effort from the edge of the box was saved by Elung’at.Ultimately, Gor got the goal they had knocked so hard for when Tuyisenge simply tapped in from a yard out after a cross from Omondi who had been put through with a defense splitting pass from Philemon Otieno.The hosts almost made an immediate response two minutes later after some good team movement, but Odhoji was at hand to keep his side in the game, palming away a stinging shot from Odhiambo.It turned out to be a bad day for Tuyisenge as he was forced out injured after 40 minutes following an awkward fall as he vied for the ball with the keeper.The pace of the game didn’t drop an inch lower in the second half and within three minutes of the restart, Gor were 2-0 up.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after a missed opportunity during their CAF Champions League tie. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOmondi rushing in at the back post tapped home from a Meddie Kagere cross, with Dennis Otieno’s attempt to clear it off the line coming in late.-Ligare header-Zoo however brought themselves back into the game halving the deficit in the 56th minute when Ligare thumped in a header from an Isaac Kipyegon freekick.The hosts had some increased confidence with an equalizer in sight, pumping in the pressure but they could not find a way to get past Gor Mahia’s defense.Twenty minutes from time, Zoo’s strength was nipped right at the bud when Oluoch made it 3-1 with a low finish from inside the box after bouncing in to a rebound when Shakava’s shot came off the crossbar.Three minutes later it was 4-1 when substitute Samuel Onyango scored his first goal in Gor colors with a simple tap in after rushing on to a spilled ball from Elung’at who could not hold on to Kagere’s shot.But the game’s drama was not just about over when Nicholas Kipkurui scored Zoo’s second with a shot from the edge of the box. Onyango had quickly turned from hero to villain when he lost the ball cheaply Kipkurui punishing instantly.Both teams gave in energy in the final 15 minutes, but the goals seemed to have dried up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM

first_imgThe pic posted on TwitterA TOURIST unable to get a good mobile phone signal in Donegal took to Twitter instead to help find her missing mother.Joanne Mehaffey, from south Belfast, tried desperately to ring friends after her mum Diane went missing earlier this week. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.But because she couldn’t get a good enough signal to make lengthy calls, she posted as SOS on Twitter instead – and her mum was found nine hours later wandering a suburb with her dog. She urged her followers to retweet and share the picture message.She tweeted: “This is my mum & she’s gone #missing. Help try & bring her home safe #missing #belfast #plsRT #alzheimers”.Joanne said: “I love Twitter and I love Facebook and I needed as many people as possible to see mum’s picture to speed up her being found. I knew I needed to do it sooner rather than later.“While she would not have necessarily wanted everyone to know that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s, I needed her brought home, and if that meant I needed to share it, I was going to share it. One of the family’s other dogs which was with Diane.“I knew that Twitter was a powerful tool. I just needed one person to see her and that’s what happened.”The message was retweeted hundreds of times – but crucially Lisburn woman Christina McStravick saw it.“I was sitting about six o’clock in the living room, watching TV, and I noticed a woman walking past the window with two dogs,” she told the BBC.“She seemed a wee bit dazed and kind of caught my attention but I didn’t think anything of it. “Literally, 30 seconds later I was on Twitter. I saw that Oscar (Knox) had retweeted Joanne’s poster.“I jumped in the car, drove round and drove slowly past Diane. I didn’t want to scare her but I realised it was her.”She gently coaxed Diane into coming into the house for a cup of tea while her husband rang Joanne and the police.“My husband gives me a hard time for going on Twitter too much, so he can’t do that anymore,” Christina said. But Joanne has been overwhelmed by the response on social media.“My mother had walked about eight miles. We would never have thought she was there.“My husband says he’s a Twitter widow, but Twitter and the kindness of strangers brought my mum home,” she said.HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM was last modified: April 5th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUMlast_img read more