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Members of Kung Fu, Consider the Source, Teddy Midnight Form Phish Tribute MULTIBEAST

first_imgGet ready for the newest Phish tribute band, MULTIBEAST. Featuring the expertise of Jeff Mann on drums (Consider The Source), Chris DeAngelis on bass (Kung Fu/JAZZ is PHSH), Wiley Griffin on guitar (Teddy Midnight), and Shoheen Owhady on keys (Uncle Ebenezer), this is sure to be an exciting project that honors the musical legacy of Phish. To get things started, the group has announced a show at New York City’s American Beauty on Thursday, March 2nd, followed by a performance in Woodstock at the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, March 4th.The Tri-State’s freshest, finest & most eagerly-awaited Phish tribute project will perform the Vermont Quartet’s classic catalog with detailed mastery. Phish’s vast repertoire allows this ensemble to recreate the raw, electric energy of the band’s small venue years, while weaving powerful new spice into the sauce that catapults the classic tunes into new orbital beasts.Grateful Dead tribute act Reckoning will join forces in NYC. Tickets for American Beauty are currently on sale and can be purchased here.Tickets to Bearsville Theater can be found on the venue’s website.last_img read more

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Naomi Campbell gets 6 month suspended prison sentence for assaulting photographer

first_imgNaomi Campbell British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in Italy after she was found guilty of  assaulting a   Photo Journalist.Naomi was accused of scratching the eye of a Journalist,  Gaetano Di Giovanni who took pictures of her in  2009.Gaetano Di Giovanni took pictures of  the model and her former boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in August 2009, the Daily Telegraph reports.Sources say Naomi intends to appeal with her lawyer Guido Carlo Alleva saying in a statement: “We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident. ”Naomi is reported to have hit the photographer with her bag, scratching his eye in the incident.The photographer needed medical treatment following the incident and took three days to recover, the court heard.Although she reached an agreement with the snapper and he withdrew the charges, the Telegraph cites Italian news agency Ansa as saying that the prosecutor, Francesco Massara, ordered the trial to go ahead.He said it was in the public interest because of the serious nature of the charges.Campbell, 45, is known for her fiery temper – in 2007, she admitted to hurling her Blackberry smartphone at her housekeeper. She served a five-day community service sentence in New York City, paid a fine and completed an anger management course.She was accused of a similar attack on her assistant in Canada in 2000, but settled the case by paying an undisclosed sum and agreeing to seek treatment for her anger issues.last_img read more

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Panelists speak about free speech in the press at Annenberg

first_imgLeaders of the news media industry gathered at the “Free Speech through a New Lens: Film, Digital Media and Social Change” panel held at Wallis Annenberg Hall on Monday.The Washington Post editor Martin Baron (center right) spoke at the panel along with three other media news industry leaders on Monday about free speech in digital media. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanPanelists included David Linde, chief executive officer of Participant Media; Shabnam Mogharabi, chief executive officer of SoulPancake; Martin Baron, editor of The Washington Post; and Josh Singer, the screenwriter of Spotlight and The Post. Frederick M. Lawrence, an expert in free expression and hate-crime law, moderated the event. The conversation focused mainly on the role of news media in democracy, as well as what the First Amendment means in a digital context. Baron said that most other forms of news outlets, such as television and radio news, get their stories from newspaper reporting. “You find that the stories that we do become the genesis for public conversation more than stories done by anybody else,” Baron said. According to Baron, the goal of newspapers is to provide a forum for public conversations and to elevate that conversation.Baron acknowledged that the nature of the press has expanded to include media companies and digital platforms.SoulPancake, a site that creates “uplifting content” such as Kid President, a motivational video series, is one of these new media companies. Mogharabi spoke about the role of the SoulPancake when it comes to censoring user-generated content. “We tend toward the side of not censoring,” Mogharabi said. “We try to guide it but we definitely do not actively censor unless we’re seeing foul language or threatening language. We don’t want to prevent people from exploring that clash of ideas, even if we disagree with them.”Singer agreed that free expression is important in the public sphere. He emphasized the importance of the press — especially the local press — in today’s world. According to Singer, if there is no strong local reporting, corruption may go unnoticed.“The press is so important to keeping our leaders honest,” Singer said. “There is a reason that the fourth estate exists and that is to keep another check on power.”Lawrence said that a system with neither repression of speech nor censorship may be the best. To him, speech should not be repressed, but there is a moral obligation to respond and counter.“Doing journalism is an exercise of the rights provided us in the First Amendment,” Baron said.According to Baron, the First Amendment is not just a set of guiding principles, but a call to action. He said that the principles journalists practice are what have kept him in this profession for over 40 years. “As journalists, we’re trying to tell the truth, actually,” Baron said. “That’s the purpose. We’re trying to be the expression of the First Amendment in the modern day.” Citing former president James Madison, Baron said the purpose of the First Amendment is to hold the government accountable by means of an independent entity outside the three branches of government. That entity is the free press, he said.“So that’s what we’re trying to achieve — to try to tell the truth about what’s happening in our government and our broader society and around the world,” Baron said. “I think that most people in our profession are deeply dedicated to that.”last_img read more

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Detained Cameroon federation president wins election

first_imgCameroon’s FA (Fecafoot) President Iya Mohammed has been re-elected to the role, despite currently being detained by the country’s authorities.Mohammed was arrested on 10 June in connection with his job as director-general of the country’s state-owned Cotton Development Company.But he still won the much delayed Fecafoot election on Wednesday.In his continuing absence, Fecafoot vice-president Mbombo Njoya will take charge of the organisation.The elections were originally suspended by the government before football’s world governing body Fifa intervened.It threatened to suspend the country from the international game if the government continued to interfere. Representatives of the victorious grouping within Fecafoot said the election had resolved the issue.“What has happened has saved our nation and has protected the image of our football in Cameroon,” deputy vice-president Charles Mbella Moki told the BBC’s Newsday programme.But there may yet be problems for the country, because delegates also voted to reject a deal which had been worked out between Fecafoot and the Cameroon government to resolve the row between them.Fifa had overseen the talks, but Fecafoot delegates unanimously voted against the proposals.It is also expected that Mohammed’s election could be challenged by the defeated grouping within Fecafoot.last_img read more

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Clippers pick up option on Sam Dekker, but not on Brice Johnson

first_imgLOS ANGELES — In the end, it came down to a body of work. Small forward Sam Dekker had one and power forward Brice Johnson didn’t. The Clippers picked up the fourth-year option on Dekker’s contract before Tuesday’s deadline, but they didn’t pick up the third-year option on Johnson’s deal.Dekker is due to make about $2.7 million in 2018-19, a $1 million raise over this season.Johnson would have made about $1.5 million next season, a bump of about $200,000 from this one. Johnson remains with the Clippers, but will become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. He’ll be able to sign with any team in the NBA, including the Clippers, after the negotiating period begins July 1.“Difficult decision,” Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank said Wednesday. “We still think Brice is a talented player. There wasn’t a great body of work due to some difficult circumstances, obviously, with the back injury. This year, we have great depth at his position. “Last year, he was a rotation player,” Frank said of Dekker. “We saw that. He has a little bit more of a body of work and there’s a little bit more evidence there. Sam plays a position of great need. Sam plays the three (small forward) where Brice plays the four (power forward).“Basically, having seen a little bit more of (Dekker), we felt it was the right move to do.”TEODOSIC UPDATEInjured guard Milos Teodosic began wearing a walking boot, ditching his self-propelled scooter. Teodosic remains sidelined indefinitely because of a plantar fascia injury in his left foot. Frank said Teodosic was “making progress” but the timetable for his return to the court remained “indefinite.”“That’s one of those injuries where you’ve got to let your body tell you when you’re ready,” Frank said of Teodosic’s injury, which happened when he stepped on the foot of Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker in an Oct. 21 game. “But everything is trending in a positive direction.”STATUS QUOFrank said the Clippers weren’t seeking to sign another guard or add a 15th player to their roster. Rookie guard Jawun Evans has replaced Teodosic on the active roster and made his NBA debut during the Clippers’ 28-point loss Monday to the Golden State Warriors.“You have to look at it as, are you adding a body just to add a body or are you adding someone who can make a difference?” Frank said of sticking with a 14-man roster. “And are you adding someone who is better, whether it’s here or in the G League?” “We still believe in Brice and we’re still going to devote a lot of time and resources to him, but we wanted to optimize our flexibility next year and we still maintain the ability to re-sign him using different tools. … We just chose flexibility.”Frank said Johnson expressed disappointment, but wasn’t surprised.“We put all our cards on the table,” Frank said. “It’s a natural reaction.”Johnson played only three games as a rookie with the Clippers last season, after they made him a first-round draft pick (25th overall) from North Carolina in 2016. He suffered a herniated disk in his back during an exhibition game and missed 56 games last season.Dekker was in a similar position in his rookie season, after the Houston Rockets picked him in the first round of the 2015 draft (18th overall) out of Wisconsin. Dekker injured his back, underwent surgery and played only three games in 2015-16. The Clippers acquired him in the Chris Paul trade.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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BB&O and Lancashire to go head to head in title decider

first_img5 Oct 2016 BB&O and Lancashire to go head to head in title decider The battle of the champions will unfold tomorrow as BB&O and Lancashire go head-to-head in the title-deciding match at the English Senior Men’s County Finals.BB&O (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) are the defending champions, while Lancashire were the 2014 winners – and they’re practically neck and neck so far in this year’s championship finale at Chipping Sodbury Golf Club in Gloucestershire.After the first two days of the round robin tournament they each have two wins apiece, with BB&O beating Worcestershire 7-2 today, while Lancashire defeated Devon 5.5-3.5.Lancashire hold a slender advantage, having won 14 games to BB&O’s 13 and that detail will come into the reckoning if they tie tomorrow. But both will be targeting an outright win.“We are delighted to beat Worcestershire and set up a shoot-out with Lancashire,” said BB&O captain Ashley Brewer. “We are looking forward to having the opportunity to defend our title at the last hurdle.”Lancashire manager Mike Gray commented: “Devon are very worthy opponents, they gave BB&O a tough game and they gave us a tough game.  I am very glad we came through.” Looking ahead to tomorrow, he added: “It will be a good tussle, bring it on!”Today’s golf was played in a strong and swirling breeze which made club selection and putting difficult. Tomorrow, the wind is again predicted to be a factor.However the conditions clearly had little impact on BB&O’s Andrew Stracey. After teaming up with David Niven to contribute to the team’s 3-0 scoreline in the morning foursomes, the former England international sped off to win his singles by 8/7.The team’s win was sealed by Scottish international Malcolm Reid who made a good start with a couple of early birdies and signed off 4/3. “It was really difficult to judge the wind and we got it wrong a number of times, but I probably just chipped and putted a bit better,” he said.He was followed by Tim Whittaker, who also won 4/3, and Adrian Donkersley, who won the last two holes to finish 2up.Afterwards Brewer noted, with a smile, that his game plan for the day meant: “I had the nerve to drop a Scottish international (Reid) this morning and an England international and county champion of champions (Niven) this afternoon! We are a team of eight.”The match between Lancashire and Devon was a close fight, although the northerners always held the edge. They led 2-1 after the foursomes, but at the halfway stage of the singles, were leading in two, down in one and all square in three.The game between Lancashire’s international Ian Crowther and Tim Aggett of Devon was among those which reached the turn all square. But Crowther edged ahead on the 13th and put the first singles point on the board when he birdied the 16th to win 3/2. “The wind was such a big factor,” he said. “It was swirling and circling around and it threw both of us, but I had a couple of good holes and a birdie to finish.”Behind him Trevor Foster was fighting to hold on to his lead. The Lancashire player was four up after 10 but, as he struggled to hole the telling putts, his opponent pulled him back to just one up after 15. Foster missed a five-footer on 17 which would have given him the win, but he slotted a 6ft putt for his point on the last – then headed straight for the practice green, vowing to return tomorrow with a different putter.Andrew Westwell (image © Leaderboard Photography) provided Lancashire’s third and crucial singles point with his 4/3 win. He won four holes in a row from the ninth and, after a bogey on the first, played the next 13 holes in two-under.Westwell, who has been having lessons with England coach Graham Walker, said: “This is the best I’ve played for a while, I didn’t make any mistakes and gave myself lots of birdie chances. I was really pleased in this wind.”Lancashire’s score was completed by the half of Alan Gillespie who was relieved when his charging putt on the 18th hit the hole and died inches away from the cup.Click here for full scoreslast_img read more

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Thurston County awarded $300,000 to improve health

first_imgFor more information about the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/health or call the Health Department’s Women’s Health Coordinator at 360-867-2516. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – A federal grant will help Thurston County improve the health of local girls.  Thurston County Public Health and Social Services has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.  Funding will be used to offer the Girls Circle program to middle-school age girls and continue efforts of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health.In early 2011, the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health determined that reducing violence against women and girls was their top priority.  “We came to consensus as a Coalition and decided investing earlier made sense, said Karmel Shields, YWCA Executive Director.  “The Girls Circle program builds on strengths, those of local girls and our community”.  The YWCA of Olympia is taking the lead in bringing the science-based Girls Circle prevention program to Thurston County.Research shows that Girls Circle reduces alcohol use, improves the ability of girls to form healthier bonds with others and promotes academic achievement.  The University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy has signed on to evaluate ThurstonCounty Girls Circle to determine the program’s potential to influence beliefs and behaviors thatreduce risk for health consequences of violence and abuse.“Improving health outcomes among local girls requires us to be mindful that healthy relationships are key – those with caretakers, friends and significant others.” said Dr. Diana Yu, Thurston County Health Officer.  “Unfortunately, experiencing aggression and coercion within adolescent dating relationships is not uncommon.”If Thurston County meets performance expected by the Office on Women’s Health, an additional 4 years of grant funding is possible.  “We are looking forward to helping the Coalition tackle their priorities for women’s health” said Jim Cooper of TOGETHER!.  TOGETHER! will lead local efforts to promote awareness of the Coalition’s prevention priorities and the science behind them.Current members of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health are:Behavioral Health ResourcesCHOICE Regional Health NetworkCommunity Action CouncilCommunity Youth ServicesFamily Education and Support ServicesGroup Health CooperativePhysicians of Southwest WashingtonPlanned ParenthoodProvidence St. Peter HospitalSafePlaceSea Mar Community Health CentersSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Sound Breastfeeding NetworkStonewall YouthThurston County Chamber of CommerceThurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTOGETHER!United Way of Thurston CountyYWCA of Olympialast_img read more

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