Umphrey’s McGee Adds 2018 Summer Dates With Spafford & The Nth Power + The Spirit Horns

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced another self-proclaimed “fresh” new batch of tour dates for this summer. In addition to the previously confirmed May and June dates, the Chicago rockers will spend much of August on the road with Arizona rockers Spafford, as well as The Nth Power with The Spirit Horns (Natalie Cressman and James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band).After the tour opener at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, and a return to one of the band’s homes away from home at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Umphrey’s McGee will head south this August for stops at the House of Blues Orlando, The Fillmore Miami Beach, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, and the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Following three big sets at LOCKN’ Festival, Umphrey’s McGee will hit The Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky on August 25. Spafford will serve as the supporting band for the first five shows of the run.From there, The Nth Power and The Spirit Horns will help finish up the tour with a show in New Orleans at the Joy Theater, as well as the band’s debut at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, and House of Blues Dallas.A ticket pre-sale will take place Wednesday, March 28th at 10:00 am ET through Umphrey’s Ticketing, with public on-sale beginning Friday, March 30th at 10:00 am ET.last_img read more

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Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Assesses Hurricane Matthew Damage in Haiti

first_imgBy Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Public Affairs October 10, 2016 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) — Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, flew over Haiti Oct. 9, to assess damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The amphibious transport docking ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) arrived Sunday after departing Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 5 to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Kitchener met with U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Peter F. Mulrean, who is helping to coordinate relief efforts across many governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. Mulrean visited Mesa Verde to learn about the ship’s capabilities and to meet the ship’s Sailors and the Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) which are embarked. “ESG-2, Mesa Verde and the 24th MEU are part of a larger U.S. response to the government of Haiti’s request for humanitarian assistance,” said Kitchener. “The U.S. effort is coordinated by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). We are here to do our part in the larger relief effort to help the people of Haiti after this devastating hurricane.” Kitchener also met with Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, commander of Joint Task Force Matthew, members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and Brazilian Forces to discuss their combined efforts. “We are committed to working closely with our international partners to provide Haitians with the support they need,” added Kitchener. The U.S. military has a history of supporting USAID-led relief missions and working with international relief organizations and host countries to aid those afflicted by disasters. Another ESG 2 ship, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) deployed Saturday to assist and is expected to arrive in Haiti later this week. — U.S. SOUTHCOM PAO Update on the U.S. Military Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti: – U.S. military has delivered more than 98,000 pounds of aid so far. – USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) supporting mission off coast of Haiti. – 12 helicopters & 1 landing craft supporting mission. – USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), with 500 Marines, aircraft, landing craft and 225 pallets of aid, steaming toward Haiti.last_img read more

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Jasenka Kranjčević, IZTZG: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect health security in the tourism sector

first_imgIt is known that the health security of tourism significantly depends on compliance with health regulations, health opportunities, but also the organization of the national, regional and local public health system. Precisely this last fact showed that where there is a well-organized public health system on humane principles, the pandemic was kept under control as much as possible and did not significantly affect the overall health system. If no vaccine is found in the foreseeable future, in all areas where tourism takes place, it is necessary to ensure stricter social distance and hygiene (restaurants, beaches, public swimming pools, sports buildings, cultural buildings, souvenir shops, shops, etc.). In that case, it will be necessary to change / supplement the regulations, recommendations, plans and studies on possible reception capacities which regulate the maximum number of tourists, e.g. for beaches, hotels, swimming pools, etc.  Attachment: dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević: Tourism and Health Security “Tourism and health security“Is the title of a new professional paper from the Institute of Tourism, this time by dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević in which she commented on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect health security in the tourism sector.  It is known that tourism has an interdisciplinary dimension, and depending on its spatial coverage and intensity, so far it has been more or less monitored through its impact and connection with the economy, law, transport, environment, spatial planning, architecture, etc. work dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević. and adds that now that tourism has been hit by a pandemic, its perhaps neglected dimension is visible, and that is the health security of tourism, but in a different way. Also, Kranjčević emphasizes that given the mobility of tourists and the desire to change the destination, the question of the right to move and monitor movement arises. In the tourist promotion of Croatia, she should, among other things, emphasize and emphasize the tradition and results of the public health system, concludes Kranjčević. It is known that trust between tourist supply and demand takes a long time to build, and can be easily lost due to emergencies, which is perhaps the biggest problem. The pandemic has shown that health security in tourism (tourists, tourism stakeholders and the domicile population) may not have been highlighted enough, but has now proved very important and should be taken into account when planning and monitoring the sustainable development of tourism. Therefore, it may be time to establish new relationships at the global level, among other things, to monitor the sustainable development of tourism. center_img Perhaps medical, health, dental tourism and other types and forms of tourism will gain new meaning and be more strongly connected with health security and the health system, Kranjčević points out and emphasizes that a strong national and regional health system, as well as the ability to fast and quality response, certainly have a strong connection with tourism in the context of a sense of security of a destination. Tourism will be increasingly linked to health security2 and monitoring the public health system where tourism takes place. This means that in the new relations, the issue of health security will become an important segment in the preparation of travel, choosing a destination, but also the provision of services in tourism, believes Kranjčević. In the end, he points out that it is assumed that the feeling of health security in tourism will become one of the important impressions and challenges for the destination, but also for witnesses in tourism as well as the local population. Therefore, the perception of quality health security and services may be increasingly important for tourism, and it will be necessary to expand research in this regard as well. Therefore, perhaps now is the time to reconsider the existing principles and settings of sustainable tourism development, its interdisciplinarity, and thus the health security of tourism at all levels. The entire professional work of dr.sc. Jasenka Kranjčević read in the attachment: Regardless of how the recovery of the tourism industry after the pandemic is designed, there is no doubt that health security in tourism will gain a new dimension through the establishment of new relationships with the economy, law, transport, spatial planning, architecture, reception capacity, health, agriculture, culture , sports, etc. It is understood that not only the health security of tourism is important, but also the health security of the local population. Cover photo: Porapak Apichodilok/ Pexels.comlast_img read more

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Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

first_imgIn this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday’s game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic violence by its players.It also has touched off a national debate about the role of corporal punishment in parenting.In the eyes of a Texas grand jury, Peterson crossed the line when he repeatedly struck his son with a tree branch, or switch, in May. Peterson’s attorney has said he has never run from what happened — and that Peterson was inflicting the same discipline he endured as a child.“Obviously, parents are entitled to discipline their children as they see fit, except when that discipline exceeds what the community would say is reasonable,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Phil Grant said about 12 hours after Peterson was booked and released from jail on $15,000 bond. He is charged with causing injury to a child age 14 or younger.Peterson, one of the NFL’s most popular players and widely considered one of the best running backs to ever play, flew from Minnesota to Houston in the early morning hours after authorities indicted him on Friday evening. He has a home in both locations.The Vikings almost immediately decided to deactivate him for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said on Saturday that Peterson’s case “will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.”The situation comes as the NFL proceeds with a self-commissioned investigation by a former FBI director into how it handled the case of Ray Rice, who knocked his then-fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator. Rice was released Monday from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced that showed the violence. The NFL said it hadn’t seen the video before then, but a law enforcement source told the AP it was sent to a league executive’s office in April and provided a voice mail confirming it was received.Unlike Rice’s situation, Peterson’s case is complicated by his stance that he meant his son no harm but rather was applying the same discipline he experienced growing up.“Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas,” Peterson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said.Steve Eudey, who coached Peterson as a young boy in Palestine, Texas, and has remained a family friend, said he has heard stories from Peterson about his father Nelson “being a firm disciplinarian.”“Some of the things his dad did to him was to make him tough,” Eudey told The Associated Press.Eudey said he had yet to speak to Peterson since his arrest, but said his actions were consistent with the type of upbringing he had.“I will go to my grave defending Adrian, but at the same time you can’t harm a child, either,” Eudey said. “I know that was never his intent.”Grant, the Texas prosecutor, said the grand jury felt the charge was warranted after spending several weeks reviewing “lots of evidence.”It’s not unusual for people subjected to physical discipline as children to use corporal punishment against their own children, experts say, and courts will sometimes consider that as a mitigating factor when sentencing an abuser. Peterson faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.News of Peterson’s charges led several prominent athletes to tweet about their experiences with corporal punishment when they were children.“Am I the only one that got hit with a switch? I had to go outside and pick my own switch. It taught values, respect (and) accountability,” former NBA star Tracy McGrady said. But he later qualified those remarks, tweeting, “Disciplining a child is vital. Of course any early physical punishment should be within reason, not overboard, and inside certain boundaries.”While the legal process plays out, the NFL is facing a potential test case for the tougher penalties it declared last month for players involved with domestic violence.Commissioner Roger Goodell announced an initial offense will draw a six-week suspension without pay, though “more severe discipline will be imposed if there are aggravating circumstances such as the presence or use of a weapon, choking, repeated striking, or when the act is committed against a pregnant woman or in the presence of a child.”It is not clear if Peterson’s case will invoke those penalties.Corporal punishment is legal in Texas, and the law spells out that non-deadly force against a child by a parent or guardian is permissible.But the punishment is abusive if it causes injury. While a blow that causes a red mark that fades in an hour is not likely to be judged abusive, a blow that leaves a bruise, welt, or swelling, or requires medical attention, could be judged abusive. The child’s injuries will likely be under scrutiny as the case proceeds.The guidelines also say while spanking with the bare, open hand is least likely to be abusive, use of an instrument “is cause for concern.”The Vikings jumped ahead of the NFL and the legal system by shelving Peterson for the game Sunday. Two other teams — Carolina and San Francisco — have taken heat for allowing players involved in alleged recent domestic violence incidents to continue to play.The team — and the league — will likely face scrutiny as they decide whether Peterson returns to the field as the legal process plays out. As of Saturday, no decision had been made about his outlook this season, and no court date had been set in Texas.___Associated Press writers Jeff Baenen in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, David J. Phillip in Spring, Texas, Mike Graczyk in Houston and Tim Jacobs and Jason Keyser in Chicago contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Just what Breezy kneaded! Christmas comes early for amazing Glenties woman

first_imgDonegal’s famous baker Breezy Willow Kelly was overwhelmed by a surprise gift this week when a brand new oven landed at her door.Breezy, the driving force behind the “Bake Bread for Peace”, was left speechless when Irwin Expert Electrical made a delivery of a new cooker last Friday afternoon.With her own cooker a little worse for wear after so many uses, the brand new appliance was a thoughtful gift arranged by two good friends and neighbours who benefitted from Breezy’s wonderful attitude to life. Breezy Willow receives a new cooker from Irwin Expert ElectricalAs they say: “One good turn deserves another”, and even if the many good turns are so many that you have no meaningful way to repay them, Breezys good friends and neighbours, Anne Frances Long and Susan O’Donnell wanted to do something to repay kindness to her after she so kindly helped them over the past number of months.Born and bred in Glenties, a baker, poet and story maker, Breezy started a worldwide movement three years ago which really rose in popularity. “Bake Bread for Peace” was a way she knew she could heal people in times of sorrow and in difficult times for families and local communities.Anne Frances said: “Breezy came and with her good humour, cooking skills to make sure everyone was fed and she literally just kept everyone going. She always arrives and leaves quietly with no fuss, just there to help others. “How do you ever repay that type of kindness and thank someone for that without being asked? I went around to her house to visit her to thank her personally and noticed that the oven that she uses to bake all day everyday had a broken door and she had a chair against it to keep it closed.”  Afterwards both Anne Frances and Susan contacted Irwin Expert Electrical in Letterkenny, told them their stories and all about Breezy and they were delighted to respond by saying of course they would help by supplying a new cooker for Breezy.Breezy Willow receives a new cooker from Irwin Expert ElectricalBreezy herself had a difficult upbringing, and she said the only place she felt secure was in the kitchen when her mother was baking bread. Her mother was a master baker and the smell of freshly baked bread was the aroma of peace which made her feel safe. Breezy wanted others to feel this across the world, and so “Bake Bread for Peace” began. Now, people all over the world come together to spend some time in the kitchen, enjoying some therapeutic baking and time together.Breezy’s aim was that no matter where you are in the world, just invite people to your home for an evening of baking and talking.Now, with a brand new cooker installed in her own kitchen, Breezy will be able to enjoy even better baking.Breezy Willow with her friends Anne Frances and SusaThere were hugs, laughs and tears last Friday when Breezy opened the door to see the Irwin Expert Electrical’s Van parked outside and the delivery man leaving off a large box wrapped in a big red bow. Little did she know that for her, Christmas really could come early. She just couldn’t believe the kindness that her neighbours and Irwin Expert Electrical had shown to her.Just what Breezy kneaded! Christmas comes early for amazing Glenties woman was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:bake bread for peacebreezy willow kellyGlentiesIrwin Expert Electricallast_img read more

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First impressions of 49ers Emmanuel Sanders’ first day

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders’s impact on the 49ers offense could lead him to his third Super Bowl with his third team.“I’ve got two more years left or three more years left playing football and trying to win a championship,” said Sanders, who has won rings with the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers.Sanders was acquired Tuesday in a trade with the Broncos for a third- and fourth-round draft pick. The 49ers got a 10th-year veteran with playoff credentials, as well as …last_img

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Every Machine Can Be Used To Watch You. Interested in Privacy?

first_imgWhat if your activities were watched and recorded so we could not only catch you for any crime but could maximize how much money we make selling you stuff? An editorial by Toby Considine over at Automated Buildings suggests that this is fast becoming the future we’re moving into.Considine gives one example of a British murder conviction that was based on evidence obtained via Electrical Network Frequency Analysis (ENF). While detectives have long been rendering this kind of data by deciphering faint signals from the machines we use, what’s new is the huge increase in devices that can be monitored. The cost to capture and store data continues to drop, too. Enter the talented salesperson who knows the more they know about you, the more money they make. Enter a new era of a trillion Web-connected devices known as the Internet of Things. Got privacy? Considine’s editorial has a remarkable title and a lengthy byline: Smart Energy and the End of Privacy – There is now no reason ever to throw out information. Operational data will be the new battleground for privacy. Google Street ViewAs routinely covered in This Week in Online Tyranny the Google cars are in trouble for trolling neighborhoods for web traffic data. Or how about today’s coverage of Google vs. World, which is a map that highlights Google legal woes, many of which are related to privacy. Considine refers to the basis upon which these legal concerns are being raised when he says: “Without privacy, the social contract is changed. Zero tolerance combined with no privacy removes every civil right we have. The CEO of Google has stated “Privacy is dead, get used to it.” On the other hand, the German high court recently mandated early deletion of all cell tower data, web traffic, IM tracking, and other “personal acts.” The battle for privacy is already publicly engaged. The more people know, the more people are going to care.”They’ll Want To Run You the Way They Run CasinosConsidine also explains how an early adopter of building unique data profiles for each individual customer are casinos in Las Vegas. The super secret Wal-Mart data centers in Missouri and Arkansas have also long been suspected of similar surveillance technologies. In short, your behavior is being charted to maximize your profitability. What’s more, once users start wiring their homes to a smart grid in order to be more green your unauthorized sales representative may be able to discern your purchasing patterns based on the types of devices you plug into your walls. Or what if you didn’t know that you were pinging TV advertisers every time you took food out of your internet-connected refrigerator? deane rimerman What’s more, Las Vegas casino surveillance data is derived by each casino in a highly competitive atmosphere where great effort is made to ensure one casino’s data does not end up in the hands of a competing casino. So what if casino vs. casino surveillance expands to an entire grocery store of product, each product with their own sales representative wanting more information about you?Location-Based Malware May Soon Track You in the Real WorldOn the Web when you move your mouse, or click, or type it can be tracked using malware and other tools. Yet simple measures can be taken to protect yourself from this kind of tracking. So now that location-based software is making it easier to track where you are in the real world we now have the need to protect ourselves from the advent of location-based malware. Last winter our Ads With Eyes post explained the Center for Democracy & Technology’sreport about how digital signage with face recognition and RFID sensing are going to identify you and communicate with you in ways that are profitable for advertisers. But what about your right to opt out? Will these ads be able to sell your facial recognition and purchasing data to other advertisers?Public OversightLearning how to maintain our privacy amid so many newly introduced Web-connected machines is not going to be easy. Yet European leadership and even US congressional hearings are beginning to take note. As Internet of Things continues to develop more privacy issues are going to arise. That’s in part why ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick’s recorded a new podcast called: Thoughts on Privacy and the Internet of ThingsIf you have any additional insight that may benefit our readers regarding this issue please post them in the comments below.photos from (in order) Wiki Commons, John Delorey and A. Strakey. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Internet of Things#privacy#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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