Couch Tour continues for Grateful Dead fans, as the powerhouse Dead & Company super-group will be live-streaming their two-night run from the famed Alpine Valley in Elkhorn, WI. The shows take place this weekend on Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th.The Grateful Dead played Alpine Valley twenty times in the 80’s, and the venue became a Midwestern fan favorite. With HD and Standard options available, two-night passes being offered, and a bundle that includes a download of the show, Dead & Company are pulling out all the stops for fans to experience their first shows at one of The Dead’s most storied venues.Find all the details for the webcasts here.
Today, Vulfpeck shared the in-studio video from the band’s instrumental recording session of “Captain Hook” from 2017’s Mr. Finish Line. As one of the many collaborative tracks from the album, “Captain Hook” features legendary bassist Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic) on vocals, Baby Theo (a character voice from Theo Katzman) on vocals, as well as Mushy Kay on vocals. The three voices come together in perhaps the silliest song from the 2017 album, though the video only accounts for the instrumental recording of the track.In the video, behind the lyric displays, you’ll see Joe Dart fulfilling his bass duties (quite the honor, considering Bootsy Collins is featured as a *vocalist* on the track), Theo Katzman acting casual with his guitar, Jack Stratton behind the drums, and Woody Goss with a pianet and wah wah pedal. Watch Vulf in their natural habitat in the studio video below:Mr. Finish Line features vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal; legendary session guitarist David T. Walker; Danish vocalist Coco O.; standout session drummer James Gadson; funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins; drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era, Michael Bland; “Game Winner” keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones; keyboardist and saxophonist Joey Dosik, who leads vocals on his first-ever Vulf recording; and guitarist and Vulfpeck’s honorary fifth member, Cory Wong.From the quirky harmonies of “Mr. Finish Line” to the upbeat symmetry of “Tee Time”, the unforgettable lyrics in “Business Casual”, the heart-pounding feels of “Grandma”, and the bass moves in “Captain Hook”, the band’s seventh release places itself right in line with Vulfpeck’s growing trajectory. The infamous clarinet solo from “Back Pocket” makes not one, but two appearances in “Mr. Finish Line” and “Business Casual”, creating a feeling of comfort, consistency, and reprise.
June 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Court sets rules for using senior judges Court sets rules for using senior judges Senior EditorRetired judges should be screened before they serve and be periodically reviewed, but they should also be allowed to serve anywhere in the state and may sit on complex cases, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled.In a May 1 opinion, the court accepted 14 recommendations from its Committee on the Appointment and Assignment of Senior Judges, and modified one other of its proposals.The court had asked the committee to study a Judicial Management Council report on utilizing retired judges, and specifically whether those judges should be certified or meet some other criteria before resuming bench service. The most controversial matter, and the one that received the most comment in briefs and during oral argument, was whether those senior judges should be assigned to preside over complex litigation.The committee recommended — and the court accepted — that senior judges should not have to go through any certification process, but should be screened and continue to meet judicial education requirements. Justices also approved the committee’s proposal that judges should be periodically reviewed, once every three years for those under 70 and annually for those over that mandatory retirement age.On handling complex cases, the committee said senior judges should not be prohibited outright, but circuit chief judges should be encouraged not to assign such matters to a senior judge unless the parties agreed.The court noted that chief judges opposed any limitation on how senior judges could be used, while some parties favored banning senior judges from presiding over complex cases. “[W]e agree with the committee’s recommendation that, in general, complex cases should be handled by full-time judges. However, when the chief judge deems it necessary, senior judges may be assigned to preside over complex cases,” the justices said.That finding produced a partial dissent from Justice Fred R. Lewis. Writing for himself and Justice Barbara Pariente, he said the majority argument did not directly address the committee’s recommendation and that the court’s position was patriarchal, assuming that judges would know better than the parties and their lawyers what they wanted in a judge. Lewis also said the final court position is unclear.“If the majority’s agreement ‘in general’ that complex cases should be handled only by full-time judges is an agreement with the actual recommendation. . . that chief judges are encouraged not to assign senior judges in this context, I would agree with the majority,” Lewis wrote. “However, if the majority intends to convey and approve something less than that recommended by the Committee on the Appointment of and Assignment of Senior Judges, I dissent.”The majority noted it could revisit that issue as evaluations of senior judges are performed in coming years.Other parts of the accepted plan call for retired judges who are returning to sit as senior judges be screened, including a review of judges they worked with, a check for pending investigations with the Judicial Qualifications Commission, compliance with continuing judicial education requirements, and input from attorneys they’ve worked with. The attorney input would not be required if the judge had been retired for less than a year.The plan also calls for review boards, one in each of the five district courts of appeal jurisdictions. Those panels would review the performance of senior judges and prepare a report to the chief justice. The information would also be shared with chief judges.The court also approved the following recommendations:• Once approved as a senior judge, that judge could serve anywhere in the state.• Judges who were defeated for reelection or in a merit retention contest would not be eligible to serve as senior judges.• A senior judge could serve on a higher court than he or she sat on while an active judge.• Pay should be substantially raised for senior judges, since they provide a valuable public service and are much cheaper than using sitting judges.• The state law requiring a retired judge be reappointed every 60 days by the chief justice should be changed, with no annual limit on the number of days served. The opinion noted the 60-day limit creates unnecessary paperwork for the chief justice.• The Office of State Courts Administrator should create an intranet Web site to aid in the efficient use of senior judges.• A permanent workgroup should be established to help the chief justice administer the senior judge system.The court ruled in case no. SC02-593 , In Re: Report and Recommendations of the Committee on the Appointment and Assignment of Senior Judges. The text of the opinion, including the committee’s report, can be found on the court’s Web site at flcourts.org.
Rises in flu cases happen more often this time of year for a few reasons, most notably the colder weather. So wash your hands, cover those coughs and sneezes, and disinfect when you can. Also, it’s never too late to vaccinate. Even though there hasn’t been a dramatic spike in flu cases, it doesn’t mean the numbers are holding completely steady. (WBNG) — Flu cases are on the rise across the country, just as the holiday season reaches its peak. Thankfully, according to health professionals, the Southern Tier hasn’t seen such a sudden rise. “In terms of the people that I’ve seen with symptoms that are flu-like, when I have tested them, we haven’t seen that they’ve come up positive,” said Lourdes Internist Physician Monika Freeland. It’s important to take all the preventative measures to protect everyone, especially with the holidays right around the corner. “I know we just haven’t seen nearly what other people are seeing, but in the last two weeks we have seen a moderate increase,” said Broome County Health Department Public Health Nurse Marianne Yourdon. “You’re protecting babies that don’t have the immunity you might have as a young person. You’re also protecting the elderly. So, if you’re getting together with you’re grandparents over the Christmas holidays,” said Freeland. “I hope everybody is healthy. It’s still pretty quiet here in Broome County and I know it’s starting to increase, but get the flu shot. It’s never too late, until June 30th when it expires,” said Yourdon. “People are confined to their homes, they’re not getting out. When you have a lot of people in a small area you’re more likely to touch something and then spread the flu around in that manner, or you cough and someone else picks it up,” said Freeland.
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Advertisement Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United draw The French striker was disappointed to drop points late on against the Blades (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal are too ‘naive’ and need to find their ruthless side quickly after forfeiting another lead in Saturday’s Premier League draw with Sheffield United.The Gunners went ahead on the stroke of half-time at the Emirates through Gabriel Martinelli but, despite dominating the match for large periods, were pegged back by John Fleck’s 83rd-minute strike.Arsenal also gave up leads against Crystal Palace and Chelsea recently – with the Blues scoring two late goals – and Lacazette didn’t hold anything back as he criticised the team’s mentality. Fleck struck late as Arsenal were denied all three points on Saturday (Picture: Getty)‘They were not very dangerous but this match summarises how we are this season. We are winning the match but don’t get it over the line,’ Lacazette told RMC Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We are quite naive at the moment. We need to be nastier and more consistent in the 90th to 93rd minutes of matches.‘Especially when we can do better than this. We have the players required. It is a shame.’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 ArsenalSpeaking about the result, and conceding another late goal, head coach Mikel Arteta said: ‘I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and we lost two points.‘In the Premier League if you don’t put the game to bed in the last 10-15 minutes, these types of teams just need a long ball, second ball or set piece and you can give the points away.’ Arteta was very disappointed to drop more points at home (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he has to correct issues from the previous regime, Arteta continued: ‘I don’t know. What was done before, they tried to do their best possible thing. I inherited a team in a difficult situation that was trying to improve as much as possible but I don’t know.‘In the second half they didn’t generate anything to the goal, just one long ball, a second ball and someone from an incredible angle put it in the top bin. It’s difficult to control.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstarMORE: Mikel Arteta sends subtle message to Arsenal board over Layvin Kurzawa transferMore: 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 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Jan 2020 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares View 4 comments
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 10$73,815 October 27, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Federal Funding for the Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 1$17,820 5$42,660 8$61,335 3$30,240 2$24,030 Household SizeMaximum Income Each additional person in the household adds $6,240 to the maximum income allowed for eligibility.Online applications can be completed by visiting www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit www.energysavers.gov.For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit www.dhs.pa.gov.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf 4$36,450 9$67,575 7$55,095 Energy, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today announced that the Department of Human Services has received approximately $185.5 million in federal funding for the 2016-17 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) season. This season marks the commonwealth’s 35th anniversary participating in the program.“Making sure all Pennsylvanians are safe and healthy is my top priority,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It is essential that we ensure that every Pennsylvanian has a warm home and I encourage anyone who needs this assistance to apply through COMPASS or at their local county assistance offices.”LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months. The program is available to both renters and homeowners. The support comes in the form of a grant, so the individual does not have to repay assistance, and goes directly to their utility company or home heating fuel provider.The LIHEAP cash and crisis program opens November 1, 2016 and is scheduled to close March 31, 2017.“This federally funded program provided hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians a warm place to live during last winter,” said Secretary Dallas. “That numbers includes thousands of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens including elderly, children and individuals living with a disability. The administration is proud of the work the program provides and encourages recipients who need assistance with heating bills to apply before the worst of the winter weather arrives.”During the 2015-16 LIHEAP season, 345,791 households statewide received $156.3 million in assistance. These households received an average of $452.Eligibility for the 2016-17 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines. The chart below shows the maximum income allowed for eligibility based on household size. 6$48,870
Team Sky have signed Irish rider Philip Deignan for the 2014 season. Deignan has this year been in his second campaign with UnitedHealthcare, which has seen him win the Tour of the Gila, finish runner-up at the Tour de Beauce and claim top-10 finishes at the Tours of Utah and California and the USA Pro Challenge. The 29-year-old from County Donegal has also been with RadioShack, Cervelo TestTeam and AG2R Prevoyance, winning the 2005 Tour du Doubs as one of their riders in his maiden professional season. Press Association He sealed his first Grand Tour stage win at the 2009 Vuelta a Espana, in which he finished ninth overall. On the prospect of becoming the first Irish Team Sky rider, Deignan said: “I’m really excited to get the opportunity to race for the biggest team in the world and to be able to ride for some of the best riders in the world. “It’s going to be a big challenge but I’m really looking forward to it. “It’s a fantastic team where nothing is left to chance with the coaching and the diet – which will really suit the type of rider that I am. Team Sky will offer me the kind of environment I need to be in to help me perform to the best of my ability.” Team Sky team principal Sir Dave Brailsford added: “Everyone at Team Sky is very excited to have Philip join us from the start of next season. “We’re well aware of what he is capable of on a bike. He’s a climber of real quality and he will certainly strengthen our squad even further in stage race competition. “He brings experience to the team and we believe he belongs at this level. It’s great to finally have an Irish rider on our roster and I’m certain that under our coaches and performance staff there is a lot more to come from Philip.”
KARATE has long been touted as a major factor in personal development and residents of several communities were treated to an exhibition of such when the Guyana Karate College teamed up with the Police ‘A’ Division on Saturday.‘A’ division Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken,partnered with GKC head,Sensei Frank Won-A-Tai to hold the session for residents of several ’A’ division communities to help people understand what the sport is about.Sensei Woon-A-Tai, who is also the founder of the International Karate Diagaku (IKD) based in Canada, contended that karate has come a long way in developing and is not just a sport, but rather a lifestyle.“We are here because we believe the Guyana Karate College can help the young people at risk or not at risk, find direction in life; keep them off drugs,off the streets and to help to break the cycle of crime and violence.”Sensei Jeffrey Wong leads some of the residents through a few workout sessions.According to Commander Hicken, “We see this as a benefit to the society at large and we want to ensure that we create an atmosphere that they keep on board with us so we can develop as a collective.”“Community development is based on what the community needs and we’ve been doing that through the community leaders,” He added, saying, “this by itself created interest for the community leaders and parents of the children and we can see it from the stands. Just a simple exercise we had today [yesterday] and the stands are filled.”The commander added that the idea came about after a meeting with Sensei Woon-A-tai during which two objectives were achieved.“We’ve managed to coordinate and join Epic [Enhance Potential Inspire Change] to ensure that the Juveniles holding centre at Sophia will now be doing Karate classes weekly under the auspices of the GKC.”The club is under the guidance of senior instructor Sensei Jeffrey Wong.
Enhanced campus security measures were altered to accommodate large crowds for Saturday’s football game.Last January, the USC Dept. of Public Safety instituted new measures including some restrictions of people on campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Typically, students entering campus after 9 p.m. are required to show their student ID at eight of the 27 entrances that remain open on campus. Due to the late start time of the football game on Saturday, however, those measures were adapted to accommodate large crowds.“From the beginning we knew we would have to make exceptions on game day because of the vast size of the crowd and the impracticality of trying to screen anyone coming onto or passing through campus,” DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said.According to Carlisle, campus restrictions were imposed again gradually Saturday night and Sunday morning, after it had been determined that the majority of fans were back on campus.“At approximately 10 o’clock CSC — the private security company — began to close down some of the least-used pedestrian gates and by 11 o’clock most of the gates along Jefferson were closed. However, they didn’t do a complete security perimeter until 1:30 a.m.,” DPS Chief John Thomas said.Students coming back on campus through different gates prior to midnight report having their IDs checked.Brianna Pivo, a freshman majoring in biology said she and a group of friends left at halftime and went to Chipotle. When they came to campus just after 10 p.m. they were asked to show their IDs. Later, when the group came back from Gateway, they were once again asked to show their IDs.“They were very clear about checking my ID,” Pivo said. “They always are.”Freshman philosophy major Jenny Gilbert said that when she came back to campus just past 11 p.m. she was also asked to show her ID, but not everyone in her group was.“They asked everyone to have their ID[s] ready but they were pretty casual about checking,” she said.Though DPS intended to leave campus open until after midnight, the majority of fans exit through the gate on Trousdale Parkway and Exposition Boulevard after football games, so students going through other gates might have been asked to show their IDs.“The main entrances on Trousdale and Exposition stayed open quite late as people were coming from the Coliseum,” Thomas said.Despite this being the first football game since the implementation of new measures, Carlisle said officers had some experience suspending these measures as fans left the Galen Center after night basketball games last winter.“We put extra staffing at that location and we monitored the traffic flow of pedestrians and cars, but we did not stop people and force them to show identification,” Carlisle said. “It would be impractical, very man power-intensive and [would] have a significant negative impact on the fans.”Still, managing crowds after basketball games is a much easier task because of smaller crowds at the Galen Center, which holds more than 10,000 spectators, compared to the Coliseum, which holds nearly 95,000. On football game days Carlisle estimates that at least 30,000 tailgaters park on campus and thus need to be allowed back after the game.Despite the large crowd, Carlisle said DPS typically does not see an increase in crime on game day.“We have a large crowd of USC supporters tailgating and for such a large crowd, they’re remarkably well-behaved and civil,“ Carlisle said. “Campus security restrictions are designed to keep the thieves out; they’re not designed to keep fans away.” Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarino