The slow, swinging introduction to “Christmas Katie” eventually accelerated into an electric maelstrom with a centripetal force rivaling that of the approaching storms. Herring stood tall in the middle of the fray as he redirected his volatile energies into the esoteric crafting of yet another original, “Radio Child”. Herring, always the mad scientist, conducted sub-atomic division between Schools’ foundational rhythms on this cut from 1997’s album, Bombs & Butterflies.Two back-to-back covers followed as a highly coveted performance of War’s “Four Cornered Room” bled into the Bloodkin’s swamp-rock staple, “Henry Parson’s Died”. Last night marked the first performance of the War tune of the year, with its last two appearances coming at 2018’s Red Rocks and Las Vegas runs, respectively.“Four Cornered Room” rolled right into the steady rhythm of “Henry Parson’s Died” which in turn continued into a flood of whistles, shakers, and drums from Sunny Ortiz’s corner. The sound swelled under the percussive fiesta, JoJo’s organ, and School’s bass guitar manipulations until the levees broke and “Fishwater” surrounded the stage. The sizzler about New Orleans died down as the band walked offstage to make room for Duane Trucks and Sunny Ortiz to intertwine dueling rhythms.The four other musicians in WSP walked back onstage to dish out a fiery version of Alan Price’s “Sell, Sell” from his soundtrack to Lindsay Anderson’s 1973 movie, O! Lucky Man. Panic jumped back into “Fishwater” for the raucous call-and-response section between Schools and Bell (Mo!.. Mo!.. Mo!) while Schools dropped a barrage of bass notes that scattered through the acoustic space like buckshot.To wrap up this wondrous Saturday night’s second set, Widespread appropriately delved into a cover of Steve Ferguson’s “Flat Foot Flewzy” with Schools at the vanguard of this final charge (“ Singing Flewzy woozy boogie on a Saturday night”). Dave Schools included an added rap in the middle of his rowdy vocals, “Oh man, there’s a whole lotta darkness all around / Lotta darkness, darkness, darkness, everywhere, baby / Maybe somebody gonna light a candle / Cause if somebody lights a candle / There’d be a little bit more light / Aint that right, yall? / Cause see if there’s light, you can look around and see everybody around you / And when you can do that and you can see everybody around you / You can tell them that you love them / Cause in the darkness, the only cure is / Light / And Love / So give it up / Tell the person next to you that you love ’em / You gotta check up on ’em / and remind them that there is light in the darkness / and that means love / I’m feeling love all around baby / There’s love in the light!”Dave clearly had rap clearly had the late Neal Casal, his former Hard Working Americans bandmate, in mind here. The world lost yet another brilliant musician last week, and depression needs to be talked about and addressed in a sincere and public forum.Upon return for encore, Widespread Panic performed a cover of The Meters’ “It Ain’t No Use” in tribute to the life of founding member Art Neville. Dave Schools commandeered the notorious basslines of his musical father figure George Porter Jr.’s song for the first time since early June in Brandon, Mississippi. To end this Saturday night show, the Panics cranked the voltage and electrified all the birds on the wire with a psychedelic romp around “Pigeons” from their self-titled second album.Widespread Panic resumes their musical conquest tonight for their last show of the summer. Enjoy the beaches, another night of tunes, and the long weekend ahead. Sunday Service tonight is set to blow the roofs off both the venue and the audience’s craniums.As always, you can stream a full recording of the show via PanicStream, or give it a listen below:Widespread Panic – 8/31/19 – Full Audio[Video: Widespread Panic]Setlist: Widespread Panic | Pensacola Bay Center | Pensacola, FL | 8/31/19Set One: Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Tall Boy > Better Off, Greta > You Got Yours, Papa Johnny Road, Diner* > Stop Breakin Down Blues (70 mins)Set Two: Run Like Hell bass solo > Junior > 1×1, Christmas Katie > Radio Child > Four Cornered Room > Henry Parsons Died > Fishwater > Drums > Sell Sell > Fishwater > Flat Foot Flewzy** (86 mins)Encore: It Ain’t No Use, Pigeons (16 mins)Notes:* with a ‘Take Me To The River’ rap** Dave gave a rap with Neal Casal in mind about light defeating darkness and telling those you love that you love them The goliaths in the Southern jam scene, Widespread Panic, traded the honky-tonks of Music City for the white sandy beaches of Florida’s Panhandle. After the intense regime of rehearsals and a truly one-of-a-kind run in Nashville, a week at the beach was all the band needed to prepare for their two-night run at the Pensacola Bay Center. 12,000 fans piled into the venue eager to hear the band’s heavy electric sound with high-voltage amplifiers maxed out.As JoJo Hermann’s keyboards tinkled mysteriously, Dave Schools charged down the introduction of “Bear’s Gone Fishin’” off 1999’s Til’ the Medicine Takes. It wasn’t long before guitarist Jimmy Herring cut into his first solo as the jam expanded beyond ten-minutes. After a punctuating, percussive crash, it was once again JoJo that introduced the song with his piano and voice and was accompanied by John Bell in serving out a refreshing “Tall Boy” to the thirsty audience.Sunny Ortiz’s drum kit opened the way into a sizzling “Better Off” led by an omnipresent Jimmy Herring and charismatic JB. This tune was co-written by T. Lavitz. JoJo retook the helm for “Greta” while JB and School echoed and howled. With Hurricane Dorian working its way up the coast of Florida and toward South Carolina, JoJo’s wisdom of “Mother Nature’s come to arms / She’s in a fighting mood!” seemed especially appropriate. Jimmy Herring led the band down the rabbit hole, descending deeper and deeper with the help of JoJo’s clavinet into a jam that eventually resurfaced as the dark and heavy “You Got Yours”. The badass jam featured Duane Trucks smashing his kit to bits. The lyrics “I’ve got my hole in the wall / Somewhere, I can go / When the sky begins to fall” seemed too appropriate to be coincidence.From there, staying within their own repertoire, Panic dug out “Papa Johnny Road” for only the second time this year. Rounding out the first set, Widespread performed an outstanding take on the beloved classic “Diner” off Everyday. JB improvised a “Take Me to the River” rap for an added treat while Jimmy Herring went full-blown intergalactic.Herring and Schools seemed more excited than anyone plug back in and get loud. To close the first set, Widespread played their first true cover of the show as Dave Schools pummeled his way through Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down”, transporting the audience back to the birth of the blues in the early years of the twentieth century on the Dockery Plantation. John Bell’s vocals were doggone dirty from his years of drinking muddy river water as JoJo jumped between several keyboards.With set break over and the spotlights back on, Dave Schools returned to the stage alone to perform a solo take on his “Run Like Hell” jam that eventually culminated into a scorching rendition of “Junior” from 1994’s Ain’t Life Grand. The tune was inspired by a handful of Junior Kimbrough’s songs, who shared a record label with JoJo at Fat Possum Records. The pulsating rhythm died down as JoJo’s fingers danced around the progressively building “1×1”, which tells the story of the historical figure of Sugarman and the collapse of the Clear Creek Bridge on Interstate 80.
After just four sessions, patients started seeing positive results.RELATED: Alzheimer’s Gene is Neutralized in Human Brain Cells for the First Time“About midway through the sessions, I could open my bedroom door with my left hand for the first time since my injury and could open new water bottles, when previously someone else had to do this for me,” said Cecilia Villarruel, one of the participants, whose injury resulted from a car accident 13 years earlier.“Most people with a spinal cord injury say they just want to go to the bathroom like a normal person again,” she Villarruel. “Small accomplishments like opening jars, bottles and doors enable a level of independence and self-reliance that is quite satisfying, and have a profound effect on people’s lives.”60 days after undergoing the treatment, two of the patients returned to the laboratory and displayed their maintained grip strength, from opening doorknobs to managing cell phones. The treatment had also improved their bladder function, blood pressure, and cardiovascular function. Not only that, but they were able to dress and feed themselves without the help of a caregiver.MORE: Drug With 93% Success Rate for Pediatric Cancers Gets FDA Breakthrough StatusThe research team has conducted the treatment on two dozen other patients outside of the study participants and all of them showed improved motor function after the therapy.“Improved hand function can mean the difference between needing around-the-clock care and living more independently,” said Peter Wilderotter, president and CEO of the Reeve Foundation. “These findings bring great hope to those who were told recovery following paralysis would be impossible. As new discoveries and breakthroughs are uncovered, it is clear the word ‘impossible’ no longer applies to spinal cord injury.”The research team is currently seeking FDA approval for the inexpensive therapy so that the equipment can be given to rehabilitation clinics in poor communities that cannot afford advanced medical treatments.CHECK OUT: Lung Cancer Patient Given a Year to Live is in Remission Thanks to Cuban Vaccine“I get criticized a lot for giving ‘false hope’ but we follow where the science tells us to go and just give the research results,” Edgerton said. “Everything is telling us the nervous system is much more adaptable than we’ve given it credit for, and can relearn and recover from severe injury.”“Nearly everyone thought the only people who would benefit from treatment were those who had been injured for less than a year; that was the dogma. Now we know the dogma is dead,” said V. Reggie Edgerton, senior author of the research. “All of our subjects have been paralyzed for more than a year. We know that in a high percentage of subjects who are severely injured, we can improve their quality of life.”(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Exciting News With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore6 people with severe spinal injuries have regained motor function in their hands and fingers for the first time in years thanks to an inexpensive, noninvasive, nonsurgical spinal treatment.At the beginning of the UCLA-led study, 3 of the patients were unable to move their hands at all, and none of the participants could perform simple tasks such as opening a water bottle, turning a doorknob, or operating a cell phone. Some of the patients had been paralyzed for over 10 years – others had been without motor function for as little as one year.Over the course of eight therapy sessions in four weeks, researchers attached electrodes to the patients’ skin that applied electrical currents at varying frequencies and intensities to stimulate the spine’s circuitry. The researchers called the treatment “transcutaneous enabling motor control,” or tEmc.
About 30 people gathered outside Main Building on Monday to demonstrate against the University’s potential invitation of President Donald Trump to speak at the class of 2017’s Commencement ceremony, citing his hateful rhetoric and discrimination against minorities and marginalized groups.College Democrats, Diversity Council and We Stand For organized the demonstration in order to “protest the possibility of President Donald Trump speaking at Notre Dame’s Commencement this year” and ask University President Fr. John Jenkins to “rescind the invitation he made to then-candidate Trump, and invite a different Commencement speaker,” according to the Facebook event page.Emily McConville | The Observer The University has not made an official announcement on whether it has invited Trump to speak at Commencement. Vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne said the University invited all primary presidential candidates, including both Trump and Hillary Clinton, to campus last year to speak at an envisioned series on foreign policy. None of the candidates accepted, and a separate invitation would have to be issued to Trump to speak at Commencement.In an interview with The Observer in December 2016, Jenkins said he had not decided whether to invite Trump to be the Commencement speaker. In response to a question at a town hall meeting on athletics about whether he knew who the Commencement speaker would be, Jenkins responded in the negative.College Democrats co-president Andrew Galo said Monday’s demonstration was a follow-up to a petition written by members of College Democrats and the Diversity Council, also in December, which asked Jenkins not to invite Trump to speak at Commencement. The petition garnered more than 3,000 signatures. Galo said Jenkins’ office had not responded to the petition.“In the short term, we’d like to have some clarity in terms of where Fr. Jenkins is at in terms of his thought process and decision-making process, but really this is about making sure we don’t have President Trump as our Commencement speaker and that we really do honor our graduates and we honor our values,” he said. During the demonstration, Galo urged Jenkins to make “a principled choice, a moral choice” not to invite Trump to Commencement. “We know that Commencement is a special time for all students and for all graduating seniors,” he said. “I myself am a graduating senior, and … we’ve worked way too hard for this to be the final event for our time here at Notre Dame.”Diversity Council co-chair Mylan Jefferson said the group is against inviting Trump to Commencement because his words and actions are not inclusive, which goes against the mission of the group.“2017 graduates … they shouldn’t have to worry about their safety on campus or feeling like they need to protect themselves from any of the hateful words or actions that may be taken against them, so we strongly urge … Jenkins to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump, because this is a time for us to celebrate,” she said. Senior Xitlaly Estrada told the story of her parents, who came to the United States from Mexico as young adults and “built an empire, and this empire was not determined by monetary things that they owned but rather the education that they have offered us throughout the years.”Estrada said Commencement was supposed to be about her family, as well as the families of students who are black, LGBT, transgender or Muslim — all of whom she said were discriminated against under the Trump administration.“This is for all of them,” she said. “So I cannot stand idly by as I watch this University attempt to invite this hateful, bigoted man. I cannot.” English and Africana Studies associate professor Stuart Greene said while Trump should be listened to and public discourse should be civil, Trump contradicts the values of the University as a place of respecting human dignity. Greene said he was particularly concerned by Trump’s “silence, his lack of action in addressing the enormous rise in hate crimes across the U.S., [and] his silence, until recently, about Jews in this country who are the victims of a Holocaust that this administration failed to even recognize.” “To be silent amid all the violence sends a very powerful message to those who don’t embrace the dignity of all individuals that it’s okay to persecute, that it’s okay to be violent, and I cannot in good conscience embrace … the very idea that we should invite someone that contradicts the very mission of Notre Dame,” Greene said. Carolina Arroyo, associate professional specialist of political science and adviser of the College Democrats, said Trump is responsible for inciting violence, such as the recent shooting of two Indian men in Kansas which left one man dead and is currently being investigated as a hate crime.“Someone that is on our email list … made a very good point that if we had a student here that said those kinds of things or took those kinds of actions, that student, number one, would not be accepted, and/or if that person came to the University, would be expelled,” she said. “So how can we accept a person like Donald Trump to come here and speak to us?”Anyone who wanted to speak at the demonstration was invited to do so. Topics included responding to arguments that liberals do not care about free speech, standing up for people with disabilities, arguing against Trump’s planned tax cuts and increase in military spending, recalling stories of discrimination by Trump supporters and a contentious argument about diversity on the class of 2017’s Facebook page.At the end of the rally, Wallace said the organizers would send another letter to Jenkins asking him to respond to the December petition.The College Republicans are planning to encourage Jenkins to invite Trump to Commencement during Jenkins’ upcoming office hours, according to club vice president Dylan Stevenson.Tags: 2017 commencement, College Democrats, demonstration, diversity council, Donald Trump, protest, We Stand For
Ross retired from Neches Butane in 1987 as a Lab Technician with 39 years of service. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.Ross is survived by his wife, Lois Opal Gant of Nederland; daughters, Deborah DeRoche and her husband, David of Nederland and Judy Gayle LaSalle and her husband, Ronnie of Nederland; grandchildren, David Anderson DeRoche, Michael DeRoche, Sarah-Anne Sheffield, and Jennifer LaSalle; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of loving nieces and nephews. He preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry, James and Jeff Gant; sisters, Katie V. Jordan, Louise Eddy and granddaughter, Sherylen DeRoche.A gathering of the family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, 77627. The interment will follow at Jack’s Cemetery in Pineland. Ross Anderson Gant, 90, of Nederland died on Monday, March 13, 2017 at his residence in Nederland. Ross was born January 6, 1927 in Doucette, Texas to the late Harrison Gant and L.E. Smith Gant and lived in the area since 1936.
Andrew Scott(Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images) Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott, known for his work on season two of Fleabag, is set to star in Stephen Beresford’s new play Three Kings. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the five performances will be streamed live directly from the Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop from July 29 through August 1. This is the latest installment of the new artistic initiative called Old Vic: In Camera; The Crown’s Claire Foy and Matt Smith starred in a socially distant production of Lungs earlier this summer.The Three Kings stars Scott as Patrick. When he is eight-years-old, his absent father returns unexpectedly and in a brief but memorable encounter, sets him to the challenge of “The Three Kings.” Years later—recalling that meeting, and the revelations that followed—Patrick traces the events of his father’s life—and takes the audience on a journey of grandiose plans, aching disappointments and audacious self delusion.”I am hugely grateful to Stephen for writing this play specially for the Old Vic: In Camera series and to Andrew for agreeing to perform it,” Warchus said in a statement. “Their generous support of the Old Vic at this critical time and their spirit of adventure in joining us in this crucial fundraising experiment is enormously appreciated.”Scott, an Olivier Award winner whose extensive stage credits include Sea Wall, Hamlet, A Girl in a Car with a Man and more, is nominated for a 2020 Olivier Award for his performance in Present Laughter. As previously reported, this spring’s Olivier Awards ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; winners are set to be announced in the fall.For tickets to The Three Kings and to learn more about the Old Vic: In Camera series, head here. View Comments
QSC has announced availability of the CX-Q Series four-channel network power amplifiers.The CX-Q Series network amplifiers utilize a Class-D hybrid powertrain design built upon the PL380 PowerLight amplifier platform, which has been installed in mission-critical installations around the world. They also feature two QSC amplifier innovations — FlexAmp and FAST (Flexible Summing Amplifier Technology) that combine more power distribution options in a single amplifier.CX-Q Series allows the integrator to choose between “Q” models, with network inputs as well as routable mic/line audio inputs that provide additional on-ramps to the Q-SYS Ecosystem or “Qn” models, that feature only network audio inputs to reduce system cost when additional inputs are unnecessary. In addition, all models are capable of Low Z, 70-volt and 100-volt direct drive.Eight-channel models of CX-Q Series amplifiers will be available later this year. All of them are here.
December 1, 2007 Regular News Book traces the history of Dade’s juvenile court Book traces the history of Dade’s juvenile court When children go bad, who do we blame? In his new book On Behalf of Children, Senior Judge Seymour Gelber paints a picture of the history of juvenile court in Dade County, which began in 1921.Where a community may have failed to meet the children’s needs, the seven remarkable judges featured in this book acted as activists for these troubled children. Their stories and experiences are page turning, revealing the road that Dade County paved for child advocacy, and that other court systems in the country have modeled their own systems after.Judge Gelber, 87, was appointed to the bench in 1974 and served in the juvenile court for 15 years. Upon reaching the compulsory retirement age, Gelber was elected mayor of Miami Beach for three terms.Copies of On Behalf of Children can be found at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida or log on to http://onbehalfofchildren.com/index.htm.
Pinterest Share Share on Facebook Email LinkedIn Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?In a new study, the University of Pennsylvania’s Damon Centola shows how social networks form and what that means for the ideas that will spread across them.Counterintuitively, he finds that breaking down group boundaries to increase the spread of knowledge across populations may ultimately result in less-effective knowledge sharing. Instead, his research shows that best practices and complex ideas are more readily integrated across populations if some degree of group boundaries is preserved. Share on Twitter The findings suggest that a policy to increase integration in the workplace by doing away with ethnically affiliated clubs, for example, could actually reduce the likelihood that ideas and beliefs would be shared across the company. The work has implications for institutional attempts to increase diversity, businesses’ efforts to spread shared values and organizations interested in integrating solutions to complex problems.Centola is an associate professor in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication and School of Engineering and Applied Science and is director of the Network Dynamics Group at Penn. His work is published in the American Journal of Sociology.The work builds off foundational research by social theorists Peter Blau and Joseph Schwartz. In 1984, they argued that societies in which group affiliations were eliminated would enjoy the greatest levels of social integration. A direct implication of their theory was that social policies that reduce group boundaries would create the most opportunities for complex ideas and shared knowledge to spread across a society.In the current work, Centola revisited Blau and Schwartz’s theories using a new computational model to understand how social affiliations create networks and, in turn, how complex ideas and shared practices can diffuse through those networks.The model assumed that each individual’s personal and professional characteristics (e.g., gender, race, religion, income, education, political party, preferred recreational activities, residential neighborhood, etc.) define that person’s identity. The structure of a society is determined by the extent to which different characteristics are correlated with one another. For instance, if a person knows another’s religion, income and education, can he or she also predict the neighborhood where that person lives?Centola’s experiments with the model showed that these correlations have striking implications for the social networks that emerge.“The results are surprisingly clear,” Centola said. “The stronger these correlations are, the more ‘grouped’ the entire social network is. Small changes in the correlations between two characteristics, for instance religion and residential neighborhood, have large consequences for the ‘groupiness’ of the social network.”The analysis also revealed a twist on Blau and Schwartz’s work. As Blau and Schwartz predicted, reducing group boundaries increased the likelihood that complex ideas could diffuse across a population, but only up to a point.“When a society is too grouped, people do not have any social contact with people from other groups,” Centola said. “People with the same job all attended the same school, live in the same neighborhood and frequent the same clubs. Their networks do not expand beyond that group.”Loosening these tight group boundaries means that people’s next-door neighbors may have different jobs or levels of education, but they may still have similar politics or recreational activities. These similarities allow people in different social groups to encourage the adoption of a new complex idea, take neighborhood recycling as an example, which can then spread to other neighborhoods and social groups.But when group boundaries are eliminated entirely, people have almost nothing in common with their neighbors and therefore very little influence over one another, making it impossible to spread complex ideas.“There’s a belief that the more that people interact with strangers, the more that new ideas and beliefs will spread,” Centola said. “What this study shows is that preserving group boundaries is actually necessary for complex ideas to become accepted across diverse populations.”This is especially true for adopting new solutions to hard problems. In business settings, for example, a new piece of information about a stock price might not require strong social reinforcement in order to spread. But a more nuanced idea, such as what is considered an acceptable way to conduct business or how to respond to a new “green” initiative, can require strong social support to diffuse throughout a company. The success of a new initiative can depend upon group structures that can grow widespread support across a large organization.Centola further noted that these kinds of structures, in which group boundaries exist but overlap to some degree, are naturally occurring on the Internet. Distinct online communities sprout up among people with common interests, yet these groups also have interconnections across their membership.“It could be that the Internet is in fact set up and operates in such a way as to allow easier coordination on complex ideas,” he said.
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A Harris-led consortium has been granted access to Carpetright’s books so that it can conduct due diligence following more than four months of talks. ShareholdersCarpetright operates 658 outlets in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland and the proposal proposal values the business at around £850m.Shareholders will be given an option to receive shares in the company that will own Carpetright, rather than taking cash, in an acknowledgement by Harris that lots of ‘staff and friends had held shares in the company for a long time.’