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Full Video: The Disco Biscuits Crush City Bisco Opener In NYC [Watch]

first_imgFans of The Disco Biscuits won’t want to miss Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner performing as [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits with Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee at Brooklyn Comes Alive this October 22nd. With members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod on deck, this year’s event is sure to be an incredible musical celebration. [Get tickets here] Last night marked the opening of City Bisco, a three night run that will take The Disco Biscuits throughout the New York metropolitan area with two nights at the intimate Irving Plaza and a third, final night at the new Coney Island Amphitheatre. While seats are still available for the amphitheatre show, the two club shows sold out almost immediately, adding an aura of excitement for the lucky fans who made it inside for opening night, especially since the band will not be returning to NYC for New Year’s in 2016.The Biscuits have been playing out of their mind of late, and came out in full force during their opening night in NYC. The band packed their two sets with so many classic tunes, opening with “Therapy” before veering into “Abraxas,” then back into “Astronaut” and returning into “Therapy.” It was “Save the Robots” that closed out the first set, packing four songs into a full jammed out set of music.The second set only brought more classics, with the opening “Rainbow Song” and a “Confrontation” sandwich that featured “Spacebirdmatingcall” and “I-Man” segued in the middle. They ended the second set with a blistering “M.E.M.P.H.I.S.,” and finished out the show with an encore performance of “Once The Fiddler Paid.”Fortunately, as the show was broadcast by Uphoric TV, we have full video of the Biscuits’ performance at Irving Plaza. Tune in and watch the band at work, streaming below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at Irving Plaza, New York, NY – 8/18/16I: Therapy-> Abraxas-> Astronaut-> Therapy, Save the RobotsII: Rainbow Song, Confrontation-> Spacebirdmatingcall-> I-Man-> Confrontation, M.E.M.P.H.I.S.E: Once the Fiddler Paid[Photos by Andrew Scott Blackstein, setlist via tDB on Facebook]last_img read more

Du Bois as eminent sociologist

first_img Radcliffe fellow probes ‘tragedy’ of pioneering African-American scholar’s failed book on WWI In 1932, this opera was a hit. Why has no one seen it since? Giving Du Bois his due Sociology conference to reconsider contributions by African-American scholar, leader Retracing Du Bois’ missteps Some such lazy scholarship was institutionalized and accepted in part because it didn’t threaten the status quo, said Morris. Supported by prevailing racist attitudes toward African-Americans, the dominant schools of sociology never questioned assumptions of inferiority or examined the impact of poverty, social stigma, or the legacy of slavery on the community. “White science and white supremacy walked hand in hand, justifying racial atrocity,” said Morris.Du Bois’ methodology stood in stark contrast to this. Embedding himself in the communities he studied and taking the time to listen and collect significant data, he uncovered a spectrum of factors contributing to community ills such as poverty and crime. None of these included the alleged inferiority of African-Americans. In brief, by doing the work his white colleagues weren’t, Du Bois “discovered that accepted sociological knowledge was based in bias,” said Morris, “uncritical in the lack of weighing the evidence, uncritical from the distinct bias of the minds of so many writers.” “Du Bois was the first sociologist to articulate the agency of the oppressed.” — Aldon D. Morriscenter_img At Radcliffe, dreams of revival for African-American composer’s ‘Tom-Tom’ With the evidence in hand, Du Bois called out the men who should have been his contemporaries, such as Cornell University sociologist Walter Willcox. “His mission was clear,” explained Morris, “to interject science into sociology.” In Du Bois’ hands, Morris noted, sociology became “a masterful science, capable of generating social change.”The work Du Bois did to modernize his field has never been properly acknowledged, said Morris. For example, he pioneered urban sociology in the 1920s, becoming the “first American sociologist to develop structural analysis of social inequality,” he said. In addition, “By highlighting racial dynamics and power dynamics, Du Bois’s theory of the self predated those of [Charles H.] Cooley and [George Herbert] Mead by three decades,” he said, naming two respected leaders of modern sociology.Perhaps more important, Du Bois’ work liberated his discipline from its role as an enabler of racism. A lifelong supporter of those who fought for equality, Du Bois died on Aug. 27, 1963, literally on the eve of the March for Jobs and Freedom (the “I Have a Dream” march) on Washington. Even after his death, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. paid homage to Du Bois and drew on his findings, as have many Civil Rights leaders since.“Du Bois was the first sociologist to articulate the agency of the oppressed,” said Morris. He said Du Bois established truth as a standard, elevating sociology to an “emancipatory social science” and by his example encouraged a more open and inclusive academia, for the good of all. If knowledge is power, then the scientific method, rigorously applied, can be a liberating force for social change — which explains, argues Aldon D. Morris, professor of sociology at Northwestern University, why the denial of W.E.B. Du Bois’ groundbreaking work in sociology is not merely an affront to a historic figure but a larger, societal attack on justice, equality, and science itself.Giving the keynote speech at “Scholarship Above the Veil: A Sesquicentennial Symposium Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois” on Friday evening, Morris discussed DuBois’ role as a founding father of American sociology. In an impassioned talk from the pulpit of Cambridge’s University Lutheran Church, Morris argued how the scholar’s work has been systematically ignored for decades. In a larger context, he depicted this as a racist choice that has had implications for his field of scholarship, for academia, and for American society.Drawing from his award-winning 2015 book, “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology,” Morris traced how, as early as 1898, Du Bois, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard, was conducting important sociological research with a team of fellow African-American scholars at Atlanta University. (Du Bois would also write 1903’s seminal “The Souls of Black Folk” at Atlanta.)During his long life, Du Bois was a sociologist, Civil Rights activist, historian, educator, editor, and outspoken public intellectual.Applying rigorous methods, Du Bois’ studies and subsequent writing treated sociology as a science, employing empirical research and quantitative as well as qualitative analysis. This was in contrast to the prevailing method at the time of what Du Bois called “car window” sociology, in which observations were so superficial that the analyst might have merely driven by without taking the time or effort to understand the community he (for it was almost always a he) was theoretically studying. 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The Brazilian Navy Begins Process of Acquiring New Warships

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo June 15, 2017 The Brazilian Navy finalized on May 10th the first stage of the process that will result in the construction of four Tamandaré class corvettes. The kickoff was a public announcement inviting Brazilian and foreign companies and consortiums to participate in a future bidding process through which the party responsible for building these ships will be chosen. Those interested must have proven experience building technologically complex military vessels with the potential to move more than 2,500 tons. Within a month, 21 companies and consortiums from different countries answered the Navy’s initial announcement. The next step will take place during the second half of 2017 with the release of the technical specifications of the ship’s design. Acquiring the corvettes is one of the Navy’s top priorities, along with developing new conventional and nuclear-powered submarines, said Rear Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, head of the Navy’s Program Management Board, in an interview with Diálogo. He explained that the decision regarding the Tamandaré class vessels is based on a broader objective of expanding and modernizing the Brazilian Navy’s operational capacity. After that, a series of surface vessels is expected to be acquired, which includes not only corvettes, but also frigates, logistic support vessels, and amphibious ships. “The main advantage of acquiring Tamandaré class corvettes is the new ship’s flexibility, able to perform an array of tasks like protecting naval units, attacks on submarines, patrolling Brazil’s territorial waters to protect economic activities, and even participating in areas under the auspices of international organizations in support of our foreign policy,” Rear Adm. Petronio stated. Security and comfort The Navy’s squadron includes two corvettes, both built at the Navy Arsenal in Rio de Janeiro and “employed in various missions throughout Brazil’s territorial sea [nearly 22 kilometers from the coast] and abroad,” explained Rear Admiral Flávio Augusto Viana Rocha, director of the Navy’s Social Communications Center. The first to join the Brazilian warship fleet was the corvette Inhaúma, in 1989. While the corvette Barroso came along nearly 20 years later, in 2008, and has been used in the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, in which it was the flagship vessel until March. According to Rear Adm. Rocha, the Inhaúma and Barroso corvettes shall remain in service, even after the Tamandaré class corvettes have joined the fleet. Several aspects of the new corvettes’ design have been highlighted as significant enhancements in relation to the vessels currently in operation. Among them is being stealthier as a result of redefining the design of the hull lines to reduce the ship’s visibility on enemy radar screens. “The issue of stealth is related to the secrecy of operations and the ability to conceal the ship,” Rear Adm. Petronio explained. With that “the corvettes will be able to operate discretely in an area of interest and enable the element of surprise when conducting their activities in our territorial waters,” he added. The design of the Tamandaré class corvettes also involves innovation in terms of service members’ comfort and security, in addition to environmental concerns. Thus, the ship’s interior layout was designed to provide better conditions for those who are going to work inside of it. It is expected to accommodate 136 people, to include crew members, divers, marines, pilots, and aircraft mechanics. In terms of the service members’ security, it aims to apply better monitoring resources of the ship’s various areas, and to incorporate labor-saving technologies in flood and fire prevention systems. Additionally, a few technologies expected to be employed on these corvettes will reduce gas emissions and improve the treatment of sanitary waste, kitchen waste, and oily residue. Regarding these ships’ combat system configuration, consisting of weapons, sensors, a tactical system, and weapons-firing direction systems, Rear Adm. Petronio stated that they “will have the necessary requirements for top-notch operation in surface, anti-air, electronic, and anti-submarine warfare actions.” International partnership Investment in the four Tamandaré class corvettes is estimated to reach upwards of $1.8 billion. In the project’s initial timetable, construction of the vessels is scheduled to commence in 2019. Deliveries are expected to occur within three years, between 2022 and 2025. The four vessels should preferably be built in Brazil, Rear Adm. Petronio said, but the Navy believes it is necessary to select a foreign shipyard with proven experience in making this type of ship. By doing so, risks are expected to be mitigated in developing and obtaining the ships’ expected performance. “A foreign shipyard’s participation will enable Brazilian candidates to acquire the qualifications to execute the project, through the necessary transfer of technology,” Rear Adm. Petronio said.last_img read more

Manorville Fire: 1 dead, 1 Injured

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a body in Manorville that was found after a house went up in flames, police said.A police spokeswoman confirmed that one person is dead and another is injured. Arson Squad detectives are also on the scene investigating the cause of the fire, which started just after 9:30 a.m.Police have yet to release the address of the house but narrowed the location to a residence on Eastport Manor Road.Manorville fire officials weren’t immediately available for comment.last_img read more

How to get better mileage out of your savings at the pump

first_imgby: BlackRockU.S. drivers are spending approximately 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than they were a year ago. That can easily be more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what are you doing with that money?If you’re like many Americans, you’re not spending it; you’re saving it. As my colleague Russ Koesterich has pointed out, the U.S. savings rate since November has risen , from 4.4 percent to 5.3 percent.Are you saving for a bigger purchase, such as a car, vacation or even a home? How long do you think it will take to reach your goal?Rethink the safety of cashUnfortunately, it could take longer if you keep your money in low-interest cash accounts and money market funds that barely earn a penny on the dollar. In fact, you may actually lose money after taxes and if inflation continues on its 1.7 percent climb*.Truth is that many people may be holding more money in cash than they need to. Americans interviewed for BlackRock’s 2014 Global Investor Pulse Survey said they should hold about 29 percent of their investible assets in cash. But when you add in money market and other low-interest-bearing accounts, they actually hold an average 63 percent. And over half of these savers said they plan to contribute more to these types of accounts. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The complete ISP checklist for financial institutions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fast, dependable and secure internet service is a necessity for every business. But for financial institutions, simply deploying dedicated high-speed access from a typical Internet Service Provider (ISP) and calling it a day is not possible.Why? Because there are a bevy of IT guidelines and regulations that financial institutions must adhere to, including Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) compliance. So, when shopping for the best ISP for your financial institution, you need to make sure it has built-in layers of security, redundancy, monitoring and other elements not included with standard ISPs.This checklist will help you ask all the right questions to make sure you find a secure internet solution that’s the perfect fit for your institution. continue reading »last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings

first_imgClass 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyTuesday:Game 1: Jac-Cen-Del vs. Southwestern ShelbyWednesday:Game 1: Waldron vs. MorristownGame 2: Rising Sun vs. HauserFriday:Game 1: Oldenburg Academy vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2: Wednesday’s WinnersClass 2A-Sectional 45 @ Southwestern HanoverTuesday:Game 1: Milan vs. North DecaturGame 2: South Ripley vs. Southwestern HanoverFriday:Game 1: Switzerland County vs. M/ND WinnerGame 2: South Decatur vs. SR/SWH WinnerClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgTuesday:Game 1: Rushville vs. BatesvilleWednesday:Game 1: Madison vs. Franklin CountyGame 2: South Dearborn vs. LawrenceburgFriday:Game 1: Greensburg vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2: Wednesday’s WinnersClass 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastTuesday:Game 1: Shelbyville vs. Columbus NorthGame 2: Bloomington South vs. Bloomington NorthFriday:Game 1: Columbus East vs. S/CN WinnerGame 2: East Central vs. North/South Winnerlast_img read more

Luxemburg inducts three into hall of fame in June

first_imgLUXEMBURG, Wis. – A trio of former drivers representing stock car racing from the 1970’s through the 1990’s will be inducted into Luxemburg Speedway’s Hall of Fame on June 3, during “Life In The Past Lane” night at the races at the 1/3-mile clay oval. Luxemburg’s own Roy Ihlenfeld and Jerry Jonet, along with Kewaunee’s John Gregorich will be inducted into the speedway’s class of 2016 Hall of Fame during a ceremony at intermission. A number of former track champions from yesteryear will be on hand, along with several restored, vintage racecars. Local author and former track announcer Joe Verdegan of Green Bay will be hosting a book signing of his book Life In The Past Lane, which covers local racing at Luxemburg and other area tracks from the coupe days in the 1950’s through 1980.“I’m excited to get this night going to say the least,” said freshman track promoter Eric Mahlik. “We’re bringing in the Lucky 7 late model series that night. Combined with the vintage cars and drivers it will make for a great Hall of Fame night.” Gregorich dominated the IMCA Stock Car division at Luxemburg in the early 1990’s, winning track championships in 1990, 1992 and 1993. In 1993, Gregorich scored a hat trick, also winning titles at Seymour Tri Oval and Thunder Hill Raceway en route to becoming the first local driver to win IMCA’s national championship, earning 23 features that year. Gregorich drove a Ford owned by Kurt Gretz sponsored by Gagne & Sons Ford of Algoma. Ihlenfeld was a fixture at the track since the early 1980’s, when he raced sprint karts. When the track re-opened in 1987, Ihlenfeld was a frontrunner in a loaded street stock class, which at times saw as many as 40 cars on any given night. Ihlenfeld won the street stock titles in 1987 and 1988. He switched to the IMCA Modifieds in 1988, when he raced both divisions that season. Ihlen­feld retired after the 1999 season. Jonet hung up his racing helmet and parked his 1973 Ford Mustang for good in 1978. He served as a technical inspector for years for Tri Star Promotions and was employed as the head groundskeeper of the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds for more than two decades. A drivers’ meeting covering details on the 2016 season will be held at Bump N’ Uglys adjacent to the Fairgrounds Expo Center on Saturday March 5 at 4 p.m. That meeting will follow the first an­nual Luxemburg racing show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Expo building. All drivers and crew members interested in racing at Luxemburg in 2016 are urged to attend.The season will get underway Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. Luxemburg Speedway is located at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg.last_img read more

Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 32,557

first_imgThe Ministry of Health has recorded 193 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours raising the country’s tally to 32,557.This is after 3381 samples were collected and taken for testing the deadly virus.Out of the 193 cases, three are foreign nationals while 137 were male and 56 were female. In terms of age, the youngest was a two-month-old infant while the oldest was 87 years old.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 On a good note, the Health Ministry has recorded 225 recoveries. 188 are from Home Based Care Programme while 37 were discharged from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 18,895.Also Read  Cardinal Njue condemns conduct of leaders in the countryThe country has lost six patients due to COVID-19 bringing the total fatalities to 554.While addressing the media on the country’s COVID-19 status, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman noted that 768 children under the age of 10 years had tested positive and four died due to COVID-19.Also Read  KNCCI training to help special group SMEs cope during COVID-19On the other hand, 430 under the age of five have been confirmed positive with two deaths due to the virus.“Early reports from the experience in China, indicated that the proportion of children infected by the virus was small and that they generally experience mild disease,” said CAS Rashid Aman.“It was thought they could be community reservoirs of transmission in households, but emerging evidence suggests that children are not super-spreaders of the virus,” he added.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningCAS Rashid said that the Health Ministry was advocating for the establishment of newborn units, in all level four and level three facilities, to decongest County referral hospitals and level five facilities.He said that the newborn deaths account for 42% of all Under 5 deaths and 56% of all infants.On health care workers strike the CAS appealed to healthcare workers to continue rendering services stating that their grievances are being addressed by the government.last_img read more

Imama shifts focus to U23 Eagles

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Super Eagles B Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo, still pained by the 1-2 loss to Togo on Sunday, is hopeful that the greater goal of building a quality U23 side for Nigeria would not be lost. Nigeria lost to Togo in Thies, Senegal in their first match of the 2019 WAFU Cup billed to end October 13.It was a second loss for the mixed team of senior and junior players within a week.Amapakabo said in Thies on Sunday night that much as they had desired to win the major trophy in Senegal, he is determined to ensure that the bigger plan of developing a squad of quality players is achieved.He said: “We lost the game against Togo but the team showed the capacity to win. “As you may not know, this is largely our U23 team needing exposure.“When players at that level play a competition like this they are bound to make mistakes.“The first half was not up to the level we desired because there were some errors but we returned in the second half a lot much better creating many scoring chances.“As a coach I like to take responsibilities. “It is my job to make the team create quality scoring chances, which they did. “It’s a pity the goals didn’t come off such opportunities and we lost. “Teams come to competitions to win. “We also like to win every match we play but we are also mindful of the greater objective of this team. “Our greater job is to build a virile young team with a competition like this. “We want a team of high quality that can serve us for the U23 competitions and also develop well enough to transit to the senior national team.”On Sunday the Eagles had greater control of proceedings on the pitch against the Sparrow Hawks but failed to convert several scoring chances.Nigeria will play their next match on Saturday against the loser of the game between Cote d’Ivoire and Cape Verde. The teams were billed to play by 8pm local time on Monday. The Eagles dropped down to losers’ competition after the loss to Togo. Tags: 2019 WAFU Cuplast_img read more