Red Hot Chili Peppers Welcome Ivan Neville, George Porter, Rebirth Brass & More In NOLA

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Red Hot Chili Peppers setlists[Photo via itsmandilee // Instagram] In 2012, the Red Hot Chili Peppers toured with New Orleans sensations Rebirth Brass Band across the country. This year, they’ve taken the same philosophy, hiring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue to support them on their extensive 2017 tour dates. With last night’s performance at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, RHCP held a reunion of sorts, hosting members of both Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Brand, as well as other local legends, for a grand finale.The horn playing guests all appeared during the final number, “Give It Away,” creating quite the funky finale for the NOLA fans. The band also welcomed out funk legends Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr., both of whom previously played with RHCP at Jazz Fest last year.Check out some great fan shot video of the sit in below, courtesy of Stu Howlin Wolf.The full setlist from the show can be seen below. In other news, RHCP was just announced as a headliner of Bonnaroo, and you can see that full lineup here.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s BAVO, Title IX coordinator discuss new Title IX policies

first_imgIn May, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released new provisions to Title IX which hold educational institutions responsible for upholding anti-discrimination practices on the basis of gender.On Tuesday, Saint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) hosted a virtual discussion panel “What is Title IX and How Does it Affect Me?” in an effort to maintain transparency for students and staff of Title IX with its recent revisions. The event was facilitated by two BAVO student leaders, senior Elizabeth Day and junior Emily Karalus.Title IX was initially passed into law in 1972 with athletics in mind. As Saint Mary’s General Counsel Martha McCampbell explained, Title IX was intended to provide women with equal scholarship and playing opportunities as well as equal access to facilities like locker rooms. The law was later used in 1979 to sue a medical school on grounds of gender discrimination when a female applicant was denied admission. It was not until 1998, as McCampbell explained, that Title IX was used in sexual assault cases.In 2011, under President Barack Obama’s administration, a “Dear Colleague” Letter was addressed and sent to schools around the nation with guidelines pertaining to Title IX violations. McCampbell was concerned about the nonspecific language included in the letter.“So the Obama administration’s definition of sexual harassment of ‘unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature’ completely changed life on campus,” McCampbell said. “I will say that, from my perspective, that language –– ‘unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature’ –– was very ambiguous. The pushback on the Obama guidance was tremendous.”Saint Mary’s Title IX Coordinator Dr. James J. Gillespie explained DeVos’s recent changes.One of the main provisions of the anti-discrimination law is the new verbiage in Title IX that defines sexual harassment as “severe, pervasive and objectively offensive.” Other instances of sexual harassment not supported by this clause would potentially be subject instead to other disciplinary action by the College.The second main provision was the inclusion of cross-examination.“Both parties must be represented by an advisor; that person can, but does not have to be, a lawyer. It is the advisor who does the cross-examination, not the parties,” Gillespie explained. “At the request of one of the parties, it can be done in this format, where they’re all in the same place virtually but not in the same room. A person that has been personally victimized would not be forced to sit in the same room with the person accused of victimizing them.”Advisors would also be responsible for all questioning; neither party would be able to directly cross-examine the other.An additional clause of the Trump administration’s changes to the law include a possible Title IX exemption for religious institutions. As explained by McCampbell, Saint Mary’s followed Title IX protocol outlined by the Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” letter and although it has a historic exemption to be a single-sex undergraduate institution, the religious exemption does not play into the reporting process.Gillespie and the Title IX Office updated Saint Mary’s policies with the recent provisions this past summer. He expects these policies, once completed, to be comprehensive for faculty and students as well as include both the campus’s confidential resources and external ones.“I just want to reinforce what Dr. Gillespie said, which was, we’re still here for people who have been victimized,” McCampbell said. “Just because is not covered by Title IX doesn’t make it okay. It’s still something that, as an institution, we will be addressing.”BAVO coordinator Liz Coulston elaborated on the current process of reporting an incident of sexual harassment or a Title IX violation.“I think it’s important to know that at any point in that process, students have the opportunity to stop,” Coulston said. “If they do file a formal complaint, and then it goes further and they decide that it’s too much for them and don’t want to continue, they don’t have to continue. So you do still have that power and you do still have that choice. No matter what you choose, the College is going to support you and we’re going to support you.”While the Title IX provisions will not explicitly change the way that BAVO advocates for victims on campus, the student-led group will work to provide transparency about the changes to reporting to students. BAVO student leader senior Elizabeth Day mentioned a new educational committee for the office that will incorporate Title IX and other information into the first-year common course.“We are trying to stay active on social media because we know that’s a good way to reach everyone and communicate details that might be missed or create a safe space to learn about that information,” Day said.At first, Day said she was upset to learn about the new changes to Title IX and their focus on cross-examination rather than helping victims. Although Saint Mary’s is rooted in the Catholic Church, she says that her experience with BAVO has helped her understand the institution’s commitment to helping survivors of harassment and assault. Tags: Betsy DeVos, Saint Mary’s College, Saint Mary’s Belles Against Violence Office, Title IXlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal’s victory at Rolex Paris Masters ensures Diego Schwartzman qualification for ATP Finals | Tennis News

first_imgRafael Nadal’s win means Diego Schwartzman is the eighth and final player to qualify for the season-ending tournament at London’s O2 Arena, joining Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and fellow debutant Andrey Rublev Last Updated: 07/11/20 10:46am Rafael Nadal defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the quarter-finals of the Rolex Paris Masters Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London Diego Schwartzman has qualified for the ATP Finals in London

COVID-19: Nearly 2,000 foreigners seek to stay in Bali as home countries close borders

first_imgHe said up to 80 percent of the foreigners were Chinese nationals. The rest came from Britain, Italy, the United States, and Germany, among other countries.As Jakarta enters a state of emergency after recording more than 350 COVID-19 cases, Bali, a hot spot for international tourists, has reported only six cases, all of which authorities said originated outside the island.The first case was that of a British tourist referred to as Case 25, who died at Sanglah Hospital and was only known to have COVID-19 after her death. The second case was a foreign tourist from France, while the third and fourth cases were Balinese who had just returned from Italy and Jakarta, respectively.Udayana University virologist Gusti Ngurah Mahardika said the low number of cases in Bali was “scientifically odd”.  Topics : “If we look at the pattern of the disease, it is impossible [for Bali] not to have any local transmissions at this stage, as it is impossible for infected patients not to have had direct contact with other people while in Bali,” he said.Before the government announced the country’s first cases in early March, Bali was the first region in Indonesia to have been linked to a number of cases affecting foreigners.A week before Jokowi’s announcement, New Zealand confirmed its first coronavirus case of a female citizen in her 60s who had traveled from Tehran to Auckland via Bali. A Chinese national identified as Jin reportedly visited Bali in late January and tested positive for COVID-19 days after returning to his home country.As of Monday afternoon, Indonesia has announced 579 COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 49 deaths. (vny)center_img Hundreds of foreign nationals have packed immigration offices in Bali in recent weeks, requesting to extend their visas as their home countries lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Bali branch of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, at least 1,830 foreigners have applied for a so-called emergency stay permit at immigration offices on the resort island since February. “They were registered at the immigration offices of Badung, Denpasar and Singaraja,” the office’s spokesperson, I Putu Surya Dharma, said on Monday as quoted by read more

The week that was: the top three sales on the Gold Coast

first_imgWhat a view- 8-10 Peter St, Banora Point.There is no shortage of luxury features attached to the residence with a gymnasium, tennis court, pool, cinema and several intimate outdoor entertaining areas.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast — Surfers Paradise agents Robert Graham and Jordan Thams handled the sale.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe highest sale on the Gold Coast this week was $2.65 million for this Banora Point hillside property.The second highest sale was $2.35 million for a Southport waterfront property.Located on a 1196sq m block, the home at 14 Biggs St has been tightly held with the same family for 30 years. The hillside Banora Point property. 14 Biggs Place, Southport.Described as the “best block on the street” the property is in a quiet cul-de-sac and is just minutes from the cultural hub of Southport“The home offers access to some of the best waterways on the Gold Coast; immediate to the Nerang River, the Sundale Bridge, Marina Mirage and Sea World,” the listing states.Carita Lanham of Ray White Benowa marketed the property. 16 Ventura Rd, Mermaid Beach sold for $2.055 million.A Mermaid Beach property rounded out the top three sales after it changed hands for $2.055 million.Set on 513sq m and with ocean glimpses, the house at 16 Ventura St features a versatile floorplan with a lap pool, alfresco area and security entrance.Ron London of London Estate Agents handled the sale. The second highest sale was in Southport. 16 Ventura Rd, Mermaid Beach.undefined This Banora Point beauty recorded the highest sale on the Gold Coast this week after it changed hands for $2.65 million.A HILLSIDE Banora Point property has changed hands for $2.65 million — the highest settled sale according to CoreLogic on the Gold Coast this week.The huge 6,228sq m estate at 8-10 Peter St offers sweeping ocean views from Fingal to Byron Bay.last_img read more

SSG takeover

first_imgLUZERN-based Hofer & Curti Group has raised its shareholding in the Swiss Dining Car Co (SSG) to 97·6%, having purchased on July 1 the 48·8% stake previously owned by the Feldschllast_img

World Fuel Services Getting Ready for 2020 with Upgrades at Falmouth

first_imgWorld Fuel Services (WFS) revealed plans to upgrade terminal facilities and introduce a new supply vessel at its current supply location in Falmouth, UK.As informed, apart from the upgrade of the terminal facilities, the investment includes an extension of exiting bunkering options with the introduction of Lizrix, a new 2,200 cbm capacity cargo vessel.The 2008-built ship provides the ability to segregate up to five grades and has a pumping rate of 3-400 cbm/hr, the company said.According to WFS, the move comes in an effort to meet client needs beyond 2020. The terminal upgrade enhances on WFS’ portfolio of physical supply locations.WFS currently stores and supplies marine diesel and fuel oil from the Falmouth terminal which forms the deepest harbor in Western Europe.Headquartered in Miami, Florida, and with regional centers also in London and Singapore, WFS is a fuel logistics, transaction management and payment processing company engaged in the distribution of fuel and related products and services in the aviation, marine and land commercial, industrial and transportation industries.last_img read more

Wavepiston and Fiellberg Wrap Up Eurostars LOCWEC Project

first_imgIllustration of the load control principle of flipping plates when the loads get too highFiellberg, supplier of hydraulic cylinders, and Wavepiston, developer of the Wavepiston wave energy converter, have worked together in the Eurostars LOCWEC project on improving the control of the loads on the Wavepiston energy collectors.Michael Henriksen, CEO of Wavepiston, explains: “One of the largest challenges for getting a competitive wave power system is handling the loads from the large waves, not only surviving the waves but also be durable to keep the costs for maintenance down. The large waves are not frequent, they count for less than 1 % of the year, but a wave energy converter must be designed to handle these and even the largest wave that can happen in a 100-year perspective.“A proper load control is key to increasing the efficiency and durability of the system reaching a competitive levelised cost of energy and water.“In the project we have had a good cooperation with Fiellberg to develop and test an improved solution for load control in relation to the hydraulics and flip mechanism. The aim was to improve the energy conversion by having larger plates on the energy collectors, more durable pumps and reaching a 7-years lifetime.”Juha Elonen, managing director of Fiellberg, follows up: “The Fiellberg telescopic pumps have undergone several improvements during the project. We are very thrilled to see that we have achieved to get a more durable design in place within a reasonable short time with the support of the Eurostars grant. Eurostars is a very good programme for small, innovative companies in Europe.”Testing in the North SeaThe project has now been finalised.The improved load control system will be demonstrated in relation to two full-scale projects. One at Plocan, Gran Canaria, supported by EU’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, and one at a small tourist island, Isola Piana, Sardinia, supported by EU’s Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation Programme.In relation to the full-scale demonstration, Wavepiston is currently running an equity issue and negotiating with potential investors.last_img read more

Recto wants gov’t workers’ bonus exempted from tax

first_img Aside from the PBB, the government also grants a P5,000 across-the-board Productivity Enhancement Incentive to all government employees. Both are granted to employees as an incentive to improve productivity in the public sector./PN Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto Formulated as an effective reward for exemplary work, the senator said its monetary value has been reduced as it is subject to income tax. Recto’s measure seeks to amend Section 32 (B) (7) of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 by including the PPB in the miscellaneous items excluded from the computation of gross income tax. “The bill could likewise serve as a motivational tool for agencies and employees rated ‘poor’ to improve their performance,” he said. In his Senate Bill No. 602, Recto proposed that the PBB granted to qualified government personnel must be excluded from the computation of taxable income.center_img “Government is a machine whose parts should move in unison towards the attainment of its strategic goals as reflected in its development plans,” Recto said in a press statement on Monday. To serve as a meaningful reward for employees who walked the extra mile towards the attainment of agency goals, Recto said that the PBB must be granted in its full amount and should not be subjected to income tax. MANILA – The performance-based bonus(PBB) of government employees should be exempted from income tax, SenatePresident Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said. “This machinery is judged by the people through its outputs in terms of delivery of goods and services. However, the best-crafted strategic development plans will be for naught if civil servants who will implement these are not inspired and committed to achieve the plans,” he added.last_img read more

South Africa rolls out mobile testing in virus lockdown

first_imgArmed with screening questionnaires and testing kits, medics and volunteers in South Africa have started mass testing. AFP Armed with screening questionnaires andtesting kits, medics and volunteers set up their testing station on the frontporch of a block of flats in the gritty business neighbourhood. CAPE TOWN – South African publichealthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg’sYeoville neighbourhood as Africa’s worst virus-hit country rolled out massdoor-to-door testing for COVID-19. “They’ve been coming for screeningand they are even open to testing if they have symptoms,” Dlomo said. (AFP) Nurse Xola Dlomo told AFP they wereasking one resident to mobilise fellow flat dwellers to come for screening andtests.last_img read more