After recently making some fun additions last week, the LOCKN’ Festival has finalized their 2016 lineup with an interesting collaboration: The GWAR Cheese Incident. The performance will see heavy metal icons GWAR perform alongside The String Cheese Incident, marking a new genre into the band’s extensive career.The String Cheese Incident is known for their many collaborative “incidents,” having recently performed with Skrillex, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Keller Williams and more. They’re also scheduled to perform a “Gregg Allman Incident” at this summer’s Peach Music Festival. The band frequently explores a number of genres, and heavy metal will be their biggest challenge yet.“Lockn’ is all about on-stage collaborations, which is something String Cheese does on a routine basis. We really wanted to spotlight the band’s versatility in a brand new light, and what better way than a pairing with GWAR,” said festival founder David Frey in a statement. Promoter Peter Shapiro added, “we’re encouraging Cheese to dress up like their counterparts, but we can’t force them. It’s going to be a magical performance.”When pressed for a comment, guitarist Bill Nershi simply hung his head and sighed.From a band that explores sounds from bluegrass to electronica and everything in between, we can’t wait to hear what they’ll do with some heavy metal rock and roll. The full lineup includes Phish, Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and so many more. Scheduled for Arrington, VA from August 25-28, you can find more information here.[Photo via Rolling Stone/Joshua Huver, Article via April Fools!]
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In town to open the NBA season against the Boston Celtics, Jeremy Lin ’10, guard for the Brooklyn Nets, today announced a $1 million gift to Harvard University in support of undergraduate financial aid and renovations to the College’s basketball arena.“Without question, my time at Harvard prepared me well for success both on and off the court,” said Lin. “I’m honored to put that same world-class education in reach for deserving students and to support improvements to the facilities where I spent countless hours practicing and competing.”Lin played four years for the Crimson (2006–10), served as team captain his senior year, and was a three-time All-Ivy League selection. He was also the first player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points (1,483), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (406), and 200 steals (225).William R. Fitzsimmons ’67, Harvard College dean of admissions and financial aid, said, “I find it inspiring to see the commitment to financial aid and Athletics that Harvard College and Jeremy share. His generosity will strengthen the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI), through which more than half of our undergraduates receive need-based grant aid.”Harvard College maintains a need-blind admissions policy and, through HFAI, ensures that every admitted student can attend Harvard regardless of their family’s financial background. Harvard awards grants only and never requires students to take out loans to cover the cost of their education.Including Lin’s time with the Crimson, the stature of Harvard basketball has grown substantially in the last decade. Harvard’s men’s teams have been among the most successful in the Ivy League and the nation during this historic stretch. Under head coach Tommy Amaker, Harvard has won a remarkable five Ivy League titles over six years and has made four appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including two NCAA tournament victories.The Briggs Athletic Center, originally constructed in 1926, was converted from an indoor track and batting cages to host Crimson basketball in 1981. It was renamed Lavietes Pavilion in honor of Raymond P. Lavietes ’36, a two-year basketball letterman and longtime supporter of Crimson Athletics. Credit: Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.“Few spaces on campus are as successful at gathering together our community as Lavietes Pavilion,” said Amaker, Thomas G. Stemberg ’71 Family Endowed Coach for Harvard Men’s Basketball. “I was fortunate to have coached such a remarkable person as Jeremy and I truly believe his commitment will allow us to better serve our campus community, energize current students, and excite future Harvard scholars and athletes.”The Ray Lavietes ’36 Pavilion, formerly known as the Briggs Athletic Center, was built in 1926 and stands among the most historic of Harvard Athletics venues. Originally housing Harvard’s indoor track and batting cages, the Briggs Center quickly became a central node for many of Harvard’s athletics programs. Following the 1981 construction of the Gordon Indoor Track, the building was refurbished and rededicated as the home of Harvard Basketball. Ongoing renovation of the Lavietes Pavilion is expected to be completed in time for the 2017–18 basketball season.
A conversation with Daniel Stine from Lake|Flato ArchitectsDaniel Stine is a registered architect, author, blogger and educator with more than two decades of experience in the field of architecture. Passionate about architectural visualization and building performance, Dan is a leading advocate for technology and innovation in architectural planning. He’s the director of design technology at Lake|Flato Architects, a nationally renowned, award-winning architectural firm in sustainable design.As a #DellInsideCircle member, Dell Precision workstations are integral to bringing Dan’s architectural visions to life. I recently sat down with him to discuss remote working, VR-enabled design, and the role of technology for architects.Chris: Dan, could you share some insights into the life of an architect today?Dan: The pandemic has accelerated the architecture industry’s trajectory towards full digital integration. Physical gatherings will no longer be considered a necessity for our practice, but as a tool to enhance contextual understanding and to facilitate relationship-building with clients.Many of us are adapting to not being in the office daily, but the nature of architectural design still requires a lot of social collaboration and raw computing power. The office offered the ideal environment to support both needs!How has Lake|Flato adopted different technology solutions in 2020?As our team members moved to work from home, we provided all staff with a full technology package including PCs, dual monitors, docks, peripherals, and more. The goal was to get it as close to the office setup as possible.Most of our team members are used to working on high-powered Dell Precision tower workstations to support different stages in the design workflow. Since all our designs are modeled three-dimensionally as well as visualized and analyzed using sophisticated software, we require a high-quality CPU, GPU, RAM and solid-state drives to support our workflows. With all this computing power initially centralized in the office, we decided to remote into the systems. Using VMWare Horizons, we could turn a single desktop into a virtual machine accessible anywhere. VMware’s Blast technology provides access to a desktop’s graphics card, unleashing tools like real-time rendering. We are even able to use remote input devices such as 3D Connexion’s 3D mouse.We’ve uncovered that technology today allows us to be productive and balance work/life no matter where we are. We see opportunities to support a hybrid work week, with team members alternating days they work from home or the studio.Can you tell us more about Lake|Flato’s design process and how you currently collaborate with your team and clients?In this period of social distancing, our workstations allow us to effectively engage our clients through an interactive and collaborative virtual design process. We can align on proposed design solutions more quickly and make revisions on the spot.It all comes down to what works best for the client. There are some clients that we are engaging with 100% over Zoom. Often they are on site and testing out and visualizing our ideas. We’ve also tested cloud-based collaboration tools on 2-in-1 devices that connect to our higher-powered workstations back in the office. We already do a lot of sketching within Miro and Zoom meetings.Any emerging tech trends that you are excited about? Is VR playing a large role in Lake|Flato’s design process? Yes, we are already seeing VR, AR, drones, and laser scanning play a larger role in the design process. We have been sending some clients standalone VR headsets to which we push design updates and they enjoy the experience of being immersed in our designs. I recently led a proof-of-concept using the Trimble XR10 with HoloLens 2 and Microsoft Teams, to deliver a safe and remote AR experience. For those not trained to read 2D drawings or static 3D views, it’s a great tool for making a design relatable.We are in the process of remodeling our office here in San Antonio. To accurately capture the existing conditions, the entire building was laser scanned, resulting in a 20 GB dataset with billions of points. Our Dell Precision desktops handle this large dataset very well. We also have our own drone to capture accurate site data for new projects.Where does Lake|Flato draw inspiration for architectural designs? The answer to that question is suggested in the title of our new book, Lake|Flato, Nature | Place | Craft | Restraint. We strive to create unique environments that enrich communities and nurture life. Unashamedly free from convention, our inspiration comes from nature, a project’s micro-climate, and often simple yet elegant design solutions that promote the health and wellbeing of its occupants.Any tips for upcoming student architects?I’d recommend that students explore and embrace next-gen energy analysis tools so they can be active participants in mitigating the climate crisis. Students who have experience with these tools will likely have an advantage when seeking future roles!What tools are most important to your role?As someone who has written books spanning topics like Revit and architectural hand sketching, I tend to use a lot of tools. Organizational tools like Outlook, Teams, and OneNote are critical. I also use social media to connect with others and learn about new trends and important tech issues within the AEC industry.
Just off Interstate 81, in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, sits the city of Lexington. I have visited many times and have long known it as great stop for outdoor adventure and beer, and the home of both Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.Like other fans of Americana music, I will soon be referring to it as the hometown of rising star Vivian Leva.Vivian Leva’s debut record, Time Is Everything, was released earlier this month on Free Dirt Records. Rich with hints of bluegrass and classic country, this new collection of tunes is earning Leva favorable comparisons to notable Americana songstresses Gillian Welch, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sarah Jarosz.I was lucky enough to catch up with Vivian and let her dish about her hometown. Should you ever find yourself in Lexington, heed her advice and take advantage of this locals-only insight. These destinations would make for a great day in her town.BRO – Best place for live music?VL – My favorite place to hear live music is undoubtedly Lime Kiln. It’s really the best place to go for miles around Lexington. They always bring in great acts and the environment, since it’s an outdoor theater, is perfect for a summer evening of music.BRO – Favorite eatery, and what should I order?VL – Pronto Gelateria is my go-to lunch spot. Although the menu is limited, it has all the things I want: cappuccino, caprese sandwiches (the prosciutto and goat cheese is great!), and gelato.BRO – Best cup of coffee?VL – If you want a plain old coffee, Pronto is the place to go. If you’re into espresso drinks, then it’s definitely Lexington Coffee Shop. They make a mean latte.BRO – Favorite local outdoor adventure?VL – In the summer, I love going swimming at Panther Falls. It’s just a little ways outside of Lexington and right near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s beautiful there, and there’s even a secret underwater tunnel that leads right under the waterfall. It’s the perfect place for picnic and swimming, especially on days when it’s not too crowded.BRO – Best late night hang?VL – Waffle House. The perfect end to any late night . . . or morning.Vivian Leva is up north of the border right now with a run of shows in Canada over the next few nights. She returns stateside with stops in Minnesota and Wisconsin next week. For more info on when Vivian will be on a stage near you or how you can grab a copy of Time Is Everything, check out her website.Be sure to take a listen to the title track of Vivian’s new record, along with brand new tunes from Erika Wennerstrom, Mermaid Motor Lounge, and Lissie on this month’s Trail Mix.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization, said authorities arrested 20 wanted criminals in the Dominican Republic in the past six months, some of whom were on the run from countries as distant as Slovenia and Russia. Among those arrested were five Dominicans, two Cubans, a Mexican and a Canadian along with Europeans and Asians. The suspects were wanted for crimes ranging from murder to financial scams to drug trafficking. The Dominican Interpol office, which works with the National Police, uses modern equipment and cutting-edge technology to track crimes and criminals who have gone into hiding, said Roberto Albino Filpo, who runs the Santo Domingo office. The office consists of 50 special agents working undercover in groups of three in 24-hour shifts. The arrests marked major scores in a country where criminals have lived openly in the past. Civil society groups have pushed for tightening the battle against impunity in the country. The government has vowed to crack down on criminals. The most recent of the 20 arrests was made Jan. 24 when authorities caught Petv Masopust, a fugitive from the Czech Republic who was hiding in Puerto Plata, a beach town on the northern Dominican coast. Masopust was wanted in his home country for allegedly running a scam in which he stole millions. Albino Filpo said he escorted Masopust back to the European country. Authorities named the following criminals who also were detained: Michele Rossi, an Italian national accused of international drug trafficking; Stanislav Koťátko, a Czech wanted for alleged narco-trafficking; Antonio Ávalos Valencia, a Mexican accused of cocaine trafficking; Robert Fröbe, wanted in Germany for allegedly running a scam and bank fraud; and Eslovenia Hari Presetnik, also wanted for alleged bank fraud and financial crimes. Additionally, authorities said they extradited the following suspects: Michel Lavis, who was extradited to Canada to face charges of sexually abusing minors; Roberto Cartillejo, extradited to Spain for charges of money laundering and bank fraud; Ivan Sivkovic, a Serbian wanted for allegedly trafficking morphine, opium and heroin; Aleksandr Andreerick, wanted for alleged involvement in the Russian mafia; and a host of Dominicans and Cuban-Americans who were extradited to the United States to face charges. Authorities did not name them. While officials hailed the arrests, they said there’s a long list of criminals still at large in the Dominican Republic. Authorities said they are looking for 146 Dominican fugitives in the country and elsewhere, including Onel Báez Guzmán, who is wanted for allegedly shooting to death a car window washer in broad daylight on a busy street last year following an altercation. Interpol has also released a red alert for Estervin Rikervin Vilorio Calas, the alleged leader of a criminal group that robbed an Expreso Caribe bus of $38 million Dominican pesos (US$844,922). The Interpol arrests come amid a push by the Dominican Republic to crack down on crime by coordinating with international authorities and foreign governments. U.S. authorities have worked closely with the Dominican counter-narcotics agencies to combat international drug trafficking. The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is the center of Caribbean drug trade, with local and international cartels using the country to move South American cocaine to the United States and Europe. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said criminal organizations are increasingly using the Caribbean to move illicit drugs. Fourteen percent of cocaine bound for the U.S. was trafficked through the Caribbean in the first half of 2013, double the 7% that came through the region during the same period a year earlier, according to the DEA. By Dialogo February 18, 2014
The survey by the Zenkoku Ishi Union, posted on its website on Friday, found nearly 70 percent of doctors saying the government is failing to handle the situation properly.An official at Japan’s health ministry said no one was available on Sunday to comment on the survey’s findings.The survey found 31 percent of doctors reusing N95 respirator masks, which are essential for protecting healthcare workers from contagion and meant to be discarded immediately, with some using the masks indefinitely.One doctor reported using “the same mask until the ear bands break.”Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted his state of emergency for 39 of Japan’s 47 prefectures on Thursday, easing curbs on 54 percent of the population. The greater Tokyo area, accounting for one-third of the nation’s economy, and other major cities remain under restrictions.Japan has reported some 16,300 cases of the coronavirus, not counting infections on a cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama port early this year, and 748 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to public broadcaster NHK.Topics : Japanese hospital doctors on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic face tough working conditions, with many reusing masks and few getting hazard pay, a survey by a labour union showed.The survey of about 170 doctors, conducted online from late April through May 6, found three-quarters said they were ordered to work on the coronavirus front line, while four-fifths said they receive no hazard allowance for the work.In the global scramble for protective gear and medical equipment, some Japanese doctors and other experts say there has been a failure by the national and some local governments to provide adequate financial assistance and protective gear to hospitals and medical staff.
Democrat Joe Biden said Tuesday he would be opposed to debating Donald Trump next week as scheduled if the US president is still sick with Covid-19, saying he would want to follow health guidelines.”I’m looking forward to being able to debate him, but I just hope all the protocols are followed,” Biden, 77, told reporters as he returned from a speech near the Civil War battlefield site in Gettysburg.Trump, 74, announced early Friday – two days after his first debate with Biden in Cleveland – that he had tested positive for the virus. The men are scheduled to square off again on Oct.15, but Biden said: “If he still has COVID, we shouldn’t have a debate.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say people who test positive for the virus should stay home for at least 10 days after symptoms first appear, while people who become severely ill might need to stay home for up to 20 days.”It’s a very serious problem, so I will be guided by… what the docs say is the right thing to do,” Biden said.Trump has given no indication he would bow out due to his health, saying in a tweet that he is “looking forward” to the next debate.Topics :
Coming Next Comment Coral BarryMonday 30 Dec 2019 6:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Read More / Top articles Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Read More Full Screen Advertisement Advertisement PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More About Connatix V67539 Read More Video Settings 1/1 SPONSORED De Gea has been guilty of individual errors this season (Picture: Getty)Manchester United have appointed Craig Mawson as their new assistant first-team goalkeeper coach, the club have confirmed.Mawson, 40, arrives from Burnley after a nine-year stint with the Clarets and the young coach will be tasked with getting the best out of David de Gea, according to the Daily Mail.The Spaniard has endured a disappointing season by his own high standards and has been guilty of high-profile errors of late.Mawson will work alongside senior goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis and replaces Emilio Alvarez, who left the Manchester club earlier in the year.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Manchester United hire Craig Mawson as new goalkeeper coach Skip Ad Mawson spent nine years at Burnley (Picture: Getty)‘It is such an honour to join Manchester United and to work with the fantastic set-up already in place,’ said Mawson.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Burnley Football Club has been a huge part of my life and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there, both as a player and as a coach.‘I would like to thank them for everything they have done for me and for the perfect grounding they have provided me with, but this was an opportunity that I couldn’t let pass.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I am looking forward to working with Richard Hartis, the coaches, staff and players. This is an exciting time for the club and I am delighted to be part of that.’De Gea remains United’s undisputed No.1 stopper, but a costly mistake in the recent defeat to Watford has highlighted his dip in form.The 29-year-old has managed just three clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season.After back-to-back wins in the league, United travel to the Emirates on Wednesday to take on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side.De Gea is expected to start against the Gunners, but Paul Pogba is a doubt as he continues his journey back to full fitness following a lengthy absence due to injury.MORE: Mino Raiola confirms Paul Pogba is happy to stay at Manchester United in January despite transfer rumoursMORE: Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash Read More by Metro
Mary Ann Warnken age 82 of Osgood, Indiana passed away today, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at The Waters in Batesville, Indiana. She was born on March 3, 1934 to the late Wm R. and Mildred Inman Sigrist at Kansas City, Missouri. She married Roy A. Warnken on August 22, 1953 at Warrensburg, Missouri and later due to his job with the US Shoe Company, they moved to the Osgood location of US Shoe where they would remain the rest of their lives. Roy preceded her in death on February 16, 1994.Mary Ann was a member of the Osgood UN Methodist Church, a 60 year plus member of the Osgood Versailles Eastern Star and a past member of the Ripley County Red Hatters! She had worked for Ripley County Farm Bureau Insurance Company in Osgood, Security Insurance Company which had been located in Napoleon, Indiana and later served as secretary of the St. John’s Catholic Church of Osgood.She was a very dedicated and loyal member of the Ripley County Democrats where she had served as secretary. Along with this interest, she had served as precinct committeeman for Center Township for over 40 years along with working at election time on the absentee board at the Ripley County Court House.In her later years, she was able to enjoy her grandchildren and great grandchildren plus also loved to dog set their dogs! She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by her family.Survivors include one daughter, Melinda K. Hunger (companion Rick Mittendorf) of Versailles, Indiana one brother, Charles Sigrist of Boise, Idaho; two grandchildren April (Matt) Jones of Nashville, Tennessee and Adam (Cassie) Hunger of Versailles. Two great grandchildren also survive, Madelynn and Addison Hunger both of Versailles.Services will be all in one day, Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Neal’s Funeral Home. Visitation from 10:00 am -12:00 noon with funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial, Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison, Indiana. Memorial donations may go to Osgood Fire Department c/o funeral home.Arrangements by, Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.net
Up next at US 36 Raceway is Modified Madness on May 22, featuring the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. US 36 Raceway officials do not want the track to break up and after last week feel it is in the best interest of our racers and teams to cancel today’s race. This upcoming week, US 36 Raceway is bringing in a crew and equipment to help completely rework the racetrack to improve the racing surface before the next event. OSBORN, Mo. – Due to overnight rains, US 36 Raceway officials have canceled racing for May 15.