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Bob Weir To Join Dumpstaphunk Tonight For Annual Halloween Show

first_imgDumpstaphunk will return to Sweetwater Music Hall tonight for their annual Halloween celebration in Mill Valley, CA. For the second year in a row, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir will join the New Orleans funk masters for a night of mischief music, alongside the Jazz Mafia Horns. In 2016, Weir joined Dumpstaphunk for a “Shakedown Street >Dear Prudence > Iko Iko > Big Chief New Orleans Medley > Knockin’ on Heavens Door” medley that kept fans dancing all night long. There’s no telling what will go down tonight, but the band warns fans to come on out and “find out what tricks n treats we gonna pull outta the Dumpsta!!”There is a limited supply of tickets left here.Check out a taste of what’s to come in the video below, from last year’s “Shakedown Street”:last_img read more

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Tank And The Bangas Release New Hip-Hop-Infused Single “Nice Things” [Listen]

first_imgNew Orleans five-piece Tank and The Bangas are gearing up to release their sophomore studio album, Green Balloon, due out on Friday, May 3rd via Verve Forecast Records.Brought to fame as the unanimous winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk contest in 2017, Tank and The Bangas have been all aboard a wild ride since the band jumped on the map. Following up the band’s debut LP, 2013’s Think Tank, in April 2018, Tank and The Bangas released “Smoke.Netflix.Chill“, their first release via a major label (Verve Forecast). Led by vocalist and songwriter Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the group continues to evolve in more ways than just music, as Tank continues to grow and develop as a performer and writer.Well-respected producers including Jack Splash, Mark Batson, Zaytoven, Louie Lastic, and Robert Glasper (who also features on three tracks) were all tapped to help create the 17-track LP.Tarriona “Tank” Ball shared her thoughts on the new LP. She explains,‘Green Balloon’ is a sister to ‘Think Tank’. ‘Think Tank’ was 12, and ‘Green Balloon’ is 16 and having sex. She’s out there.Ahead of Green Balloon‘s May 3rd release, Tank and The Bangas have shared a catchy new hip-hop-infused tune, “Nice Things”, which you can listen to below:Tank and The Bangas – “Nice Things”[Video: TankandtheBangas]Head here to pre-order Tank and The Bangas’ Green Balloon LP.For ticketing and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates in support of their forthcoming record, head to Tank and The Bangas’ website.Green Balloon Tracklist:01. Colors Introduction02. Spaceships03. Dope Girl Magic04. Ants05. Hot Air Balloons (feat. Alex Isley)06. Forgetfulness07. Get Up Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)08. Too High Prelude09. I Don’t Get High10. Happy Town (feat. Pell)11. Nice Things12. Smoke.Netflix.Chill.13. Floating Interlude14. Mr. Lion15. In London Interlude (feat. Robert Glasper)16. Lazy Daze (feat. Robert Glasper)17. Colors ChangeView Tracklistlast_img read more

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Three new trustees join Saint Mary’s board

first_imgTwo Saint Mary’s alumnae and one student representative have joined the College Board of Trustees, who will host their next round of meetings Oct. 9 and 10, director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.The Board of Trustees is responsible for governing the College and consists of no less than 26 and no more than 35 trustees, according to the governance manual. Members meet four times a year in October, February, April and June.The board includes College President Carol Ann Mooney, Alumnae Association president Kelly Anne Walsh, one faculty member and one student body member, Victoria Wilbraham, O’Brien said.During the board’s spring meeting earlier this year, alumnae Angela McDonald-Fisher was elected as a trustee, O’Brien said. Wilbraham was appointed to her position as student representative, Walsh assumed her position because she is president of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors.M. Suzanne Sherer Calandra (class of 1972), Elizabeth R. Culligan (class of 1972) and Notre Dame president emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy were all re-elected to the board for their third three-year terms, according to a College press release. William W. Cushwa, Gretchen A. Flicker (class of 1993), Patricia Wiedner Purcell (class of 1969), Sister Agnes Anne Roberts (class of 1951) and David L. Taiclet were elected to second terms.Serving as president of the Alumnae Board of Directors since 2012, Walsh is a 2001 graduate, O’Brien said. She earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and actuarial mathematics at Saint Mary’s and a master’s in business administration from Notre Dame. Walsh is also an executive with CNA Insurance, where she has worked for her entire career, O’Brien said.Walsh said she is eager to be involved and apply her real-world experiences to the future vision of Saint Mary’s.“I’m excited to work with such an impressive group of Trustees to advance the mission of Saint Mary’s College,” Walsh said.McDonald-Fisher, a 1991 graduate, earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies before pursuing a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, according to the College press release.An active Saint Mary’s alumna, McDonald-Fisher served on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors from 2012 through this past spring, when she vacated the position in order to join the Board of Trustees. She said she looks forward to joining the diverse group of both people on the board.“I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the College in this capacity, ” McDonald-Fisher said.Wilbraham will graduate this spring with a history and religious studies degree and a minor in gender and women’s studies. She joins the Board for a one-year term as a full voting member in addition to serving as the director of community involvement for The Smart Girls Group, a national girls empowerment movement.Wilbraham said became interested in the student position last year when the board application was available.“Even though I am currently a student, I hold a full voting position,” Wilbraham said. “The Board of Trustees makes important decisions that affect every person in the Saint Mary’s community.”Wilbraham said she hopes to bring the perspective of a current student to the board.“It is quite an honor to have such a position as a senior in college,” she said. “I have been fortunate to have experienced many different aspects of life here at Saint Mary’s. I thought that my experiences and perspective would make me a valuable member.”The board is a combination of both women and men who work in many different professions, bringing with them a great variety of ideas, Wilbraham said.“Working with so many professional and successful people has been really inspiring,” she said.  “Saint Mary’s does a great a job of keeping a diverse board.”Mooney expressed confidence in the board’s newest members, noting their professional experiences and their commitment to Saint Mary’s, she said.“I always look forward to working with our new trustees,” Mooney said. “The three women joining our board this year are all highly qualified and will add their own life experience and professional expertise to our discussions and decisions.”Tags: Alumnae Association, Board of Trustees, Saint Mary’s Board of Trusteeslast_img read more

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USC safety T.J. McDonald to remain at USC

first_imgUSC junior safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he will return to school for his senior season, forgoing the opportunity to declare for the NFL draft.McDonald, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2011, had been projected as a possible second round pick in next April’s draft had he chose to declare.“We have an opportunity to do something great,” McDonald said in a video released by the school. “That opportunity doesn’t come around very often. I want to finish things out and be a part of something great.”A second-year starter for the Trojans last season, McDonald finished with 69 tackles and three interceptions, making the Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly All-American first teams. McDonald and his father, Tim, became the first father-son tandem in school history to be named All-Americans. Tim McDonald was an All-American for USC in 1985 and 1986 before a 13-year NFL career with the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.In 2010, T.J. McDonald also led the team in tackles with 89.“We’re obviously very excited about T.J.’s decision to return next year,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said in a statement. “He’ll be a leading candidate for the Thorpe Award in 2012 and he has a chance to be a two-time All-American. Plus he will captain our team for a second straight year and graduate.”Fellow juniors left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry have announced intentions to declare for the draft, leaving quarterback Matt Barkley as the only prominent USC junior weighing whether to remain in school or turn pro.Barkley has until Jan. 15 to declare for the draft.last_img read more

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Miami Marlins Home Opener Canceled due to COVID Outbreak

first_img(Miami, FL) — A coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins is forcing the cancelation of the team’s home opener tonight.ESPN reports there are now at least 14 cases of the virus on the team. The Marlins were scheduled to fly home and play two games against the Baltimore Orioles.The Marlins are still in Philadelphia after opening their season against the Phillies.last_img

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Overtime

first_img:08—I don’t know if my editor will let me get away with this but I’ll give it a shot…the winner of The Dumb-Ass Award, hands down, far and away goes to Samuel Hurd, the clown that just signed a $5 million dollar contract, and used to play with the Chicago Bears. He tried to buy all the dope in Chicago at one time now the dope is going to jail for a lifetime. C’mon, C’mon, C’mon Man!:07—Let the record show that Barry Bonds is still the home run king (no offense “Hammering Hank”) but when you get 30 days house arrest and 2 years probation, that’s a home run of major proportions. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not endorsing steroid use by any means. But if the man said he didn’t do it I believe him. But the government spent about $100 million just to make an example out of Bonds. Do you know how much food you can buy for homeless people with that much money! I am just saying!:06—Your boy Todd Graham, the past “punk” football coach for the Pitt football team went straight-up ghetto on the Panthers…he packed up his stuff and left. Left the crib…the kids …his woman (that being the A.D.) and just hit the road. Cold man…just cold!:05—What’s the chances that the best team in football (the Packers) loses and the worst team in football (the Colts) wins on the same day! Un-be-live-able!:04—Here’s your movie review. Go see “New Year’s Eve.” Good movie, take your woman mmaann it’s that kind of movie. I give it three basketballs. Now shut up!:03—Mr. Solomon White stopped me while he was counting his money going into the bank, not coming out, to tell me he reads “Overtime.” Well Solomon, I told you if you say it I’ll write it. You are now in “The Locker Room”.:02—Here’s a Big Santa Helper thank you to everybody that made the 36th Annual Toys for Champions, aka Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Giveaway held at the Penn Avenue McDonalds in Wilkinsburg this past Saturday. Listen, more than 750 toys were given out to more than 400 children in need. Ho, Ho, Ho and thanks to Penn Avenue McDonalds and owner Iftakar Milick, Chuck Sanders Charities, Savoy Restaurant, The Pittsburgh Chapter Black MBA Association, the Pittsburgh Force Women’s Pro Football Team, Artistree—(national R&B recording artists), the Diamond Models, Champion Enterprises executive staff, advisory board, and volunteers, all the contributors and most especially the wonderful families that came out to be a part of our best day ever!:01—“No Overtime” here boys and girls, it’s Christmas. Everybody go home!!MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY …~ Game Over ~ :10—Merry Christmas Baby…the Packers lose the Packers lose. Don’t ask me why but I just don’t like Green Bay. Anyway, on behalf of the Great Eugene “Mercury” Morris and the 1972 Miami Dolphins, rest easy boys your undefeated season is still safe.:09—Tee Bow…Tee Bow …Tee Bow…no more! As much as I love Mighty Tim, the Bronco’s run came to an end. New England just had too much offense. BILL NEAL last_img read more

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CASE OF DRINK-DRIVING AGAINST DONEGAL SENATOR ADJOURNED AGAIN

first_imgA case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill has been adjourned again until May 18th.Senator O’DomhnaillSeantor O Domhnaill, 38, from Killult, Falcarragh, did not appear at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The charges include drink-driving as well as hit and run failing to report an occurrence, hit and run failing to remain at the scene and hit and run failing to give appropriate information.The incident is alleged to have happened at Tullygay outside Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.Senator O Domhnaill’s solicitor John Canon addressed the court in Irish.Judge Paul Kelly, who also addressed the court in Irish, agreed to the adjournment.CASE OF DRINK-DRIVING AGAINST DONEGAL SENATOR ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: March 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Science Explains Why the Universe Exists

first_imgThey’ve done it again – those clever scientists have figured out why the universe exists.  What would we ever do without them?  Michael Bolen at Yahoo News had to share the good news, “Scientists discover explanation for why the Universe exists.”  Space.com explained it as a victory in an ancient contest: “Why We Exist: Matter Wins Battle Over Antimatter.”  We should be tickled at the news, like one scientist Bolen quoted: “‘Many of us felt goose bumps when we saw the result,’ said Stefan Soldner-Rembold, a physicist at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.”  Never say scientists are a dull lot.    Theory predicts that equal amounts of matter and antimatter should have been produced in the big bang.  Trouble is, they annihilate each other.  Mix them up, and poof – nothing remains but energy racing out in all directions, with no hope for planets and people.  Cosmologists have long hoped to find some mechanism for asymmetry – a little leftover of one or the other to make up a universe of matter (or antimatter; whichever you decide to call it, it doesn’t matter).  The latest attempts looked for asymmetry in collisions at the Tevatron and Large Hadron Colliders in Illinois and CERN, respectively.  They think they found it.  Thus the goose bumps.  But to explain it, they had to deviate from the Standard Model a little.  That might make the Standard Model a bit non-standard, if that matters.     Adrian Cho in Science was not prepared to diagnose goose bumps.1  They might just be zits, he suggested: “the marginal result could be a fluke, and theorists say it’s difficult to explain why the effect is so big in this study and so small in earlier work on related particles.”  A look into the Cho’s article reveals a good deal of interpretation of statistical data that is so theory-laden it is hard to know where observation ends and theory begins.  Not only that, the results will need further testing.  Only if one accepts the theory that “a B meson can decay into an easily spotted particle called a muon, whereas an anti�B meson decays into an antimuon,” can one call this a success.  In the experiment, two-muon events outnumbered two-antimuon events by only 1%.  The experimenters claimed that this bias is 40 times larger than what the Standard Model predicts.  That seems an extremely flimsy occasion for goose bumps, or for headlines that scientists have discovered an explanation for why the universe exists.    Like David Berlinski wrote in his 2009 essay, “The State of the Matter” (The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays, Discovery Institute, 2009, p. 525), “Although a very great achievement, the Standard Model proved in some respects unsatisfying.  No physicist has ever suggested otherwise…. If there were questions that the Standard Model did not answer, physicists assumed, this indicated only that the Standard Model was a work in process and so a work in progress.”  A moving standard is not really a standard, is it?1.  Adrian Cho, “Hints of Greater Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry Challenge Theorists,” Science, 28 May 2010: Vol. 328. no. 5982, p. 1087, DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5982.1087-a.What the physicists should be saying is that the asymmetry of matter over antimatter is another of many finely-tuned parameters of our universe that makes life possible.  It is one of dozens of cosmological factors that shouts intelligent design.  Instead of getting goose bumps over that, they deny it, and prefer to get goose bumps over their own pride at every suggestion, no matter how trivial and feeble, that they might be making some progress in their own bottom-up explanation programme.  The Standard Model, this godless mind game with a bit of expensive atom-smashing thrown in, needs 24 elementary particles, 4 forces (some of which they have managed to combine since the 1970s), an unknown number of quantum fields, various symmetries, some of them broken, and various numbers of unobservable dimensions, depending on whose Kaluza-Klein theory one prefers.  But none of them know what to do with gravity.  It shouldn’t be called the Standard Model; it should be called the Standard Ignorance.  It has spawned various non-standard ignorances since, such as String Theory and the Landscape (multiverse theory), which are all united under the over-arching materialist Paradigm of Ignorance (Pig) known as the Stuff Happens Law.  In a perverse sort of way, therefore, materialists can claim their world view is law-governed (09/15/2008 commentary), and therefore scientific – even Baconian.    David Berlinski’s essay The State of the Matter is a suitable climax to his devilishly delightful set of essays mentioned above.  He is no creationist, Christian, or intelligent design proponent, for that matter; we do not endorse him for those reasons.  But all the more, those reasons demonstrate that criticism of Darwinism and secular materialism is not exclusively the domain of Christians and creationists.  Furthermore, Berlinski is both a well-read, worldly scholar (particularly in mathematical physics) and a wordsmith of the first order, making it a delight to read his tactful demolitions of the secular empire.  He is particularly adept at exposing the scientific pretensions of fools.  To whet your appetite, we end with his conclusion to The State of the Matter, an excellent survey of the rise and fall of 20th century material physics:What implications in all this for the grand narrative of our times?  Where do the arrows of explanation in the end point?    The plain truth—no trivial thing, of course—is that no one knows. It is odd and remarkable that in the face of theories that have proven inconclusive such as string theory, physicists that they must at once change the standards by which their theories are judged.  When it is not possible to argue the facts, lawyers quite understand, then it is necessary to argue the law.  In this the physicists have unwittingly drawn close to doctrines that previously they had rejected as frivolous.  But neither physicists disposed radically to change the law, nor physicists disposed radically to reject the change, have made arguments that have persuaded the other side.  And if they cannot persuade one another, surely it is unreasonable for either side to expect that they have persuaded us.The full force of those lines, to be appreciated, needs to have the momentum of all that preceded it—the bizarre ruminations that led up to the Standard Model, string theory, and the multiverse hypothesis.  The godless have been forced into absurdity by the realities of the universe as it is.  “If we are not disposed to escape the Landscape, Leonard Susskind has warned, we shall be ‘hard pressed’ to answer critics prepared to welcome theories of intelligent design.”(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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US firm buys SA ATM company

first_img19 August 2009US-based electronic payment processing services company First Data is to acquire CashAxcess, which offers a range of ATM products and services to the South African corporate and retail market, from local investment groups Mvelaphanda and Venfin for an undisclosed sum.CashAxcess, which has operated in South Africa since 2005, provides outsourced ATM services to leading banks in the region, including Absa, Capitec and Mercantile.It also provides ATM delivery and installation, signage, wireless GPRS communication, cash management and replenishment services, ATM monitoring, equipment insurance, sales and marketing and training services, and has 200 ATMs currently deployed across the country.ATM outsourcingAccording to First Data director Estevao Tokata, ATM outsourcing is a growth area within the South African payments market, as banks look to drive more cost efficiencies through their operations.“Increasingly, banks are concentrating on building and providing core banking services to their customers while working with specialist partners such as First Data to enhance the breadth of payment solutions offered to customers,” Tokata said in a statement this week.First Data operates a global ATM business, with networks in the United States, Asia Pacific and across Europe, and also offers ATM outsourcing and deployment solutions for banks and retailers in more than 17 countries around the globe.It has operated in South Africa since 1993, offering a full range of payment services to leading banks and retailers.“We are delighted to welcome the CashAxcess team into the First Data family,” said First Data international emerging markets vice-president George Zafirakis.“The combination of their considerable ATM expertise and knowledge of the local business environment, coupled with First Data’s scale and global experience, will ensure we can deliver an enhanced service to clients in South Africa.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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And the April 2016 Geocacher of the Month Is…

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Write a Comment – Nominees for the February Geocacher of the MonthMarch 19, 2014In “Community”North American Edition of Geocacher of the Month: Comment NowMay 19, 2014In “Community” If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. You’ll need to include the following information:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month. These descriptions can be written in any language.Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Danie ViljoenDanie Viljoen, April 2016 Geocacher of the Month Share with your Friends:More Since beginning geocaching in 2008, geocacher Danie Viljoen has been an active member of the southern African geocaching community. After reading an article about geocaching and finding an excellent geocache near his house, he was hooked. And, Danie says, the game fit well into his personal interests. “As an engineer, the technical aspects of geocaching appealed to me.”There were less than 3000 geocaches in South Africa at the time.Danie finds GC11H2Z, and a view overlooking the Blyde River Canyon“I remember attending a technical event shortly after I started caching, where somebody said that there are 3 aspects of caching: finding caches, hiding caches and solving puzzles. Although I like all three of these, I want to add a fourth (my favourite) – generating statistics on finds, hides, locations, etc. I publish these on the local (South African) geocaching forum.”Geocacher Carbon Hunter adds: “[Danie’s] biggest contribution to geocaching, both locally and globally, has been his consistent and interesting inputs into the statistics of geocaching across Africa. His inputs on the forums are legendary and he was also used by Geoaware to develop statistics for the global Earthcache program on their 10th anniversary. This has provided unique insights to our game and added a lot of value to many people he is unlikely to ever meet.”Danie finds the cache…and a muggle nearby.When asked what the best geocache he’s ever found was, Danie shared a story about a geocaching expedition very few others can say they’ve had.“There are so many [geocaches] that stand out. I’ll answer with my most memorable cache: GC1KNCX – JohanChristel. I found this cache in 2009 and it has remained unfound since then! To get to the cache required quite a long walk in a reserve on a farm (7 km, 4 miles). The owner warned me that one of their leopards recently had cubs, so I was quite nervous during this walk (I was alone). On my way back I stopped to rest and to take a photo of a calf, and the next thing I heard was a bellowing bull, which chased me all the way down the mountain! Remarkable how that energized me.”We can only imagine.Thank you Danie for your outstanding contributions to the Geocaching community!last_img read more