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Trey Anastasio, Radiohead, Snarky Puppy, & More Nominated For Grammy Awards

first_imgThe 59th annual Grammy Awards are coming up on February 12, 2017. Today, the nominees list has been revealed. Alongside the leading nominees Beyoncé, Drake, and Kanye, are some of our favorite artists.Trey Anastasio was nominated for “Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package” for his most recent solo album Paper Wheels; the late David Bowie was nominated for “Best Rock Performance”, “Best Rock Song”, “Best Alternative Music Album”, “Best Recording Package”, “Best Engineered Album”, and “Non-Classical” for his ultimate Blackstar recording. Bob Dylan is up for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” for his Fallen Angels. Both Chance The Rapper and Anderson .Paak are nominated for “Best New Artist”. Snarky Puppy, with “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for their Culcha Vulcha; Leon Bridges‘ “River” for “Best Music Video”, and Alabama Shakes‘ “Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)” for “Best Rock Performance”. Radiohead‘s “Burn The Witch” is up for “Best Rock Song” with their album A Moon Shaped Pool in the “Best Alternative Music Album” category.Nominations were also given for Sturgill Simpson, Primus, Luther Dickinson, John Scofield, Bill Frissell, and Jack White. For a full list of the nominees, check the entire list here. Tune in to CBS on Sunday, February 12 for the results.last_img read more

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Six new Harvard Overseers elected

first_imgSix new officers have been elected to Harvard University’s Board of Overseers, and another half dozen as directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The HAA announced the election results Thursday at the group’s annual meeting following the University’s 367th Commencement.The six new Overseers are:Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine, BostonA.B. ’92 cum laude, M.P.P. ’96President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research Philip Hart Cullom, Gaithersburg, Md.M.B.A. ’88, with distinctionVice admiral (retired), U.S. Navy Meredith “Max” Hodges, BostonA.B. ’03 cum laude, M.B.A. ’10 with distinctionExecutive director, Boston BalletMarilyn Holifield, MiamiJ.D. ’72Partner, Holland & Knight LLPDiego A. Rodriguez, Palo Alto, Calif.M.B.A. ’01 with distinctionExecutive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.Yvette Roubideaux, Washington, D.C.A.B. ’85 cum laude, M.D. ’89, M.P.H. ’97Director, Policy Research Center, National Congress of American IndiansFive of the new Overseers were elected for six-year terms. The sixth-place finisher, Diego Rodriguez, will serve the final two years of the unexpired term of Jane Lubchenco, who has stepped down due to professional obligations. The new Overseers were elected from a slate of eight candidates who were nominated by an HAA committee as prescribed by the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 26,765 ballots in the election.The primary function of the Board of Overseers is to encourage the University to maintain the highest attainable standards as a place of learning. Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the board exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic direction, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent to certain actions (such as election of members of the Harvard Corporation), and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard Schools and departments are periodically reviewed.In addition, the six newly elected HAA directors are:Collette Creppell, New OrleansA.B. ’82 cum laude, M.Arch. ’90 with distinctionUniversity architect, Brown UniversitySid Espinosa, Palo Alto, Calif.M.P.P. ’00Director of philanthropy and civic engagement, MicrosoftNatosha Reid Rice, AtlantaA.B. ’93 cum laude, J.D. ’97Associate general counsel, real estate and finance, Habitat for Humanity International; Associate pastor, Historic Ebenezer Baptist ChurchKrishnan Namboodiri Subrahmanian, MinneapolisA.B. ’03 magna cum laudeAttending pediatrician, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota; Maternal child health specialist, Partners in Health (COPE Program) Bella T. Wong, Weston, Mass.A.B. ’82, Ed.M. ’91Superintendent/Principal, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High SchoolRashid Muhammed Yasin, Nashville, Tenn.S.B. ’12 cum laudePh.D. student, Vanderbilt UniversityThe new directors were each elected for three-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of nine candidates, who were nominated by an HAA committee as prescribed by the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 27,537 ballots in the election.The HAA board of directors is an advisory body that guides the fostering of alumni community-building and creating University citizens of alumni and alumni volunteers. The main work of the board of directors focuses on developing volunteer leadership, increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide.last_img read more

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World Cup grass

first_imgThe World Cup is the premiere stage for soccer, the world’s most popular sport. This year, part of that stage is covered in a grass developed by a University of Georgia turfgrass breeder on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga.The 2010 World Cup started June 11 across South Africa. The players who’ve stepped onto the pitch at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban have been digging their heels into TifSport, a bermuda grass released in 1997 by Wayne Hanna, a crop and soil science professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“We’re pleased that a turfgrass developed in Georgia, in Tifton, is being used,” Hanna said. “I’m not too surprised because we work hard to do such broad testing over many areas in our breeding program and our releases do well in many parts of the world.”TifSport was bred to be rugged, Hanna said. The dark-green grass is dense, disease-resistant, tolerates cold and does well in many environments and soil types. And, it holds up well and recovers quickly from a lot of foot traffic, an important characteristic for a soccer match. It is widely used to create American football fields across the Southeast and golf courses around the world.”Wayne Hanna’s reputation as a world-class turfgrass breeder is really unmatched,” said J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director. “And TifSport being used at this type of prestigious event is another example of how the innovations and technologies we’re developing in Georgia are being appreciated and used around the world.”To create TifSport, Hanna took the germplasm of a cold-tolerant bermuda grass and irradiated it, a practice used in plant breeding to alter plant characteristics, to get a finer grass texture. This yielded 57 fine-textured bermuda grasses. They were grown and tested. A dozen years later, TifSport was born.Since 1983, Hanna has released four other turfgrass varieties: the popular TifEagle, TifSport, TifBlair and recently TifGrand.The World Cup is underway at several stadiums in South Africa. Finals will be later in July. The last match at what is being called the Durban Stadium during the tournament will be a semi-final match July 7.TifSport is licensed by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.last_img read more

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What Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan means for borrowers

first_imgEven before the pandemic cost Adam Anderson his job, repaying his student loans was a challenge. He owes more than $60,000.He earned around $50,000 a year as a physical therapy assistant in Clearwater, Florida, but after his rent, other bills and student loans were paid off each month, little, if any money, was left over. “The day you get paid, you’re already counting down the days to your next paycheck,” Anderson, 31, said. When he was laid off in May, his bank account balance was less than $2,000.He’s only been able to land a part-time job of late and his hours are inconsistent.- Advertisement – He’s not even sure how he’s going to make rent.“We’re going to have to have a hard discussion with our landlord,” he said, if he isn’t able to work more hours over the next few weeks.Yet after months of financial stress, Anderson, along with millions of other student loan borrowers, was at least given a little hope when Joe Biden won the presidential election. On the campaign trail, Biden had said he would forgive $10,000 of the debt for all borrowers, and the rest for those who attended public colleges or historically Black colleges and universities and earn less than $125,000 a year.The student loan crisis has been particularly painful to Black borrowers, with nearly 85% of Black college graduates carrying education debt, compared with 69% of White college graduates. And due to racial wealth and income inequities in the U.S., Black borrowers suffer higher default rates and are also stuck in debt much longer than their White peers.More from Personal Finance:This risk threatens retirees’ nest eggsHere’s a decade-by-decade guide to retirement planningHere’s what’s ahead for President-elect Biden’s tax planBiden’s student loan forgiveness plan, while it’s much narrower than the relief proposed by his opponents on the left in the Democratic primary, would still reset around 10 million borrowers’ balances to zero, according to calculations by higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz. In all, the policy would slash the country’s $1.7 trillion outstanding student loan tab by about a third.Biden’s proposal is a response to a growing hunger for change.Education debt burdens Americans more than credit card or auto debt, and even as the country was in the midst of its longest economic expansion in history and unemployment levels were at half-century lows, more than 1 in 4 student loan borrowers were either in delinquency or default.Over half of Americans say student debt is “a major problem” for the country, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll. And one survey found that 58% of registered voters are in support of student loan forgiveness. More than 730,000 people have signed a Change.org petition titled, “Joe Biden: Erase Student Loans!”“For the first time in years, I will be at peace,” said Anderson, who stands to have a large portion of his debt wiped out should Biden’s proposal became a reality. He attended the University of Indianapolis. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden promised to forgive a large chunk of the country’s outstanding student loan debt.Leah Millis | Reuters Keenan Greigo would also see much of his debt cancelled if Biden’s plan came to fruition. He’s been dreading the $1,200 monthly student loan payments he’ll have to start making in January.Source: Keenan Greigo Keenan Griego, a nurse practitioner in Vancouver, Washington, who has worked with hundreds of Covid-19 patients over the last few months, owes more than $145,000 in student debt, much of which he’d see cancelled should Biden’s promises become policy.He’s been dreading the $1,200 monthly student loan payment he’ll have to start making in January. After the election, though, he’s a little more optimistic.“My hopes are much higher with the Biden administration coming in,” Griego said.“You go to school for all these years to be able to help, but then you end up with an insurmountable amount of debt,” he said. Like so many borrowers, he said he’s had to put off homeownership and starting a family with his wife, Alexandria, an occupational therapist, who owes $50,000 in student loans herself.Currently, he works around 40 hours a week, but said he will need to get a part-time job soon if he wants to cover his monthly student loan bill and continue saving.That will mean less time doing what he loves, like photographing nature, hiking and spending time with his family.“You can’t do that if you have to work 60 hours a week to make a student loan payment,” Griego said.More from Personal Finance:This risk threatens retirees’ nest eggsHere’s a decade-by-decade guide to retirement planningHere’s what’s ahead for President-elect Biden’s tax plan That debt relief would open doors to him that his monthly student loan payments currently keep shut.“I think my wife and I would be able to start saving,” Anderson said. They could also think about starting a family, he said, adding that it feels incredibly important to him to have a child.Growing up, his father was barely in his life. “He dropped in when it was convenient for him,” Anderson said. He wants to do better. “I could be there for someone,” he said.“But I can’t foresee a situation in which I can have a child and care for him or her, while also being crushed by student loans,” he said. “I feel like I may be 50 before I can start my life. It’s heartbreaking.”Student loans define people’s lives in countless ways. Indeed, research has found that up to 40% of those with large balances say the debt has caused them to postpone parenthood. The loans also make it harder for people to buy homes, start businesses and salt away money for their old age.Biden’s chance of passing legislation that would lower or eliminate people’s student loan balances mostly depends on the composition of the Senate, which is still in the balance. “Generally, Democrats favor student loan forgiveness while Republicans oppose it,” Kantrowitz said.Biden may have another way to deliver relief to borrowers.There’s an argument gaining steam that the president can bypass Congress to forgive student loan debt. (Had she become president, that’s what Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., had promised to do). The President-elect Biden hasn’t signaled yet whether or not he would consider that route, which is likely to run into court challenges. – Advertisement – “When you’re just working six to 15 hours, you’re not bringing home much,” he said.Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Education has granted student loan borrowers a break from their bills until the end of the year, but Anderson doesn’t know how he’s going to start making payments again come January. Adam Anderson stands to have a large portion of his student debt wiped out should Biden’s plan become a reality.- Advertisement – Source: Adam Anderson – Advertisement –last_img read more

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first_imgFor the 21th year in a row, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been implementing the “Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia” campaign, within which awards and recognitions are given to economic entities in tourism.As before, this year the evaluation of DMK travel agencies will be carried out and the best will be awarded prizes and recognitions. This year, for the first time, we will evaluate agencies in three categories: SMALL (up to 10 employees), MEDIUM (11-39 employees) and LARGE (above 40 employees).The holder of the evaluation of DMK travel agencies is the Association of Travel Agencies at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies, which in cooperation developed and agreed on the evaluation methodology. The evaluation process will be carried out in two phases. The first is the collection and processing of qualitative, physical and financial indicators through a Questionnaire completed by all interested travel agencies. In the second phase, the Travel Agency Evaluation Committee will visit and evaluate the best ranked travel agencies based on the collected and analyzed indicators of the first phase.Photo: Hotel Waldinger, OsijekThe final ranking of the best by category will be obtained by summing the results of both evaluation phases. The DMK travel agency of the year will be named the one with the highest number of points in the second phase, the qualitative assessment of the commission and among the first place in the categories of small, medium and large agencies.Apply and fill in the questionnaire on physical, financial and qualitative criteria, by completing the questionnaire you have applied for evaluation. The application deadline is no later than June 30.6. 2017:COMPETITION FOR DMK TRAVEL AGENCY OF THE YEAR “Tourist flower-quality for Croatia 2017.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on State System Strike

first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement on State System Strike October 19, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Education,  Statement  Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the state system strike:“I am extremely disappointed in the failure of PASSHE and APSCUF to reach an agreement on a contract. The resulting strike is detrimental to the system and will have far-reaching effects for years to come.“In just under two years I have increased funding to the state system by more than $30 million, a 7.5 percent increase over 2014-15, in order to begin restoring the harmful cuts made under the previous administration.“The shortsightedness on both sides is counter to my efforts on behalf of the system and hurts the dedicated professors and university staff, and students and their families who are paying tuition to these universities.“Everyone’s top priority should be the students and their families who are counting on an agreement to ensure Pennsylvania continues to deliver on its promise to provide a world-class college education. I urge both sides to return to the table immediately and continue negotiations until an agreement is reached.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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Dominica government should implement a National Heroes Day

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Dominica government should implement a National Heroes Day by: – January 27, 2012 Share 1383 Views   3 commentscenter_img Share Share Alex Bruno. Photo courtesy: Alex BrunoMedia-Communications Specialist and Cultural Activist Alexander “Alex” Bruno is calling on the government of Dominica to implement a National Heroes Day.Bruno’s suggestion comes on the heels of the passing of Veteran Master of Ceremonies, Carnival Organizer, Sports Organizer and Community Activist, Urban Harrigan who was selected as one of the awardees for the Dominica Calypso Hall of Recognition Award.Urban Harrigan died last week before the award could have been conferred on him and was laid to rest on Thursday.Bruno told an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News that the government should implement a National Heroes Day to “recognize and show appreciation” to Dominicans who have made significant contribution to the island’s history, culture and development.Bruno made reference to neighboring island Antigua where the prolific cricketer Sir Vivian Richards is displayed at the V. C Bird International Airport as one of Antigua’s National Hero.“We need to establish a National Heroes Day I always say so on Independence Day, National Day that 3rd of November it should be a National Heroes Day and the heroes should be inducted into that Heroes Hall of Fame every year. In Dominica we have no national heroes, why can’t Dr. Alwin Bully, Mabel Cissie Caudeiron, E. O Leblanc, the negre maron and these people be our national heroes?” he inquired.Bruno made the observation that there is a tendency to wait too long before rewarding people for the efforts, as is the case with Mr. Harrigan and Jefferson “Jeff Joe” Joseph who died in November last year.“We wait too late before honoring our people. I do not know when the authorities are going to get it; we need to honor our national heroes. The private sector cannot establish heroes; it has to be a public sector initiative, it has to be from the top. The President of Dominica has to sanction it through the relevant authorities and so the government must establish national heroes endorsed by His Excellency and it should be something ongoing.”According to Bruno, this initiative should be implemented speedily as we “are losing too many of our heroes before we let them know how we feel about them”.Bruno also highlighted a few individuals whom he thinks should be inducted into the National Heroes Hall of Fame; “Jeff Joe, Gordon Henderson who created Candence- lypso music, Ophelia Marie, Dr. Bernard Sorhaindo the first gynecologist in Dominica who he died quietly without any recognition, W. O. M. Pond who wrote the lyrics of the National anthem and L.M. Christian who did the music, Dame Eugenia who was the first woman prime minister”. Although Bruno says the Dominica Calypso Hall of Fame waited too long before honoring Urban Harrigan, he is nonetheless comforted that Mr. Harrigan knew of the award made arrangements for his son to accept it on his behalf.He is hopeful that the authorities will heed his call and that sometime soon a National Heroes Hall of Fame can be established in Dominica to “recognize our heroes for what they are”. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Antique now requires wearing of face masks in public

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – In a much higher bidto suppress the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, wearing of face masks inpublic places in this province is compulsory based on Executive Order 40 issuedby Gov. Rhodora Cadiao. According to Naciongayo, Antiqueños mayopt to use improvised masks since surgical masks – worn by health workers – arealready lacking. Legarda stressed: “Lahat ng lalabas kailangan mandatory na naka-mask maski namaaliwalas tayo kesa sa Metro Manila. Importanteay may mask lahat basta yayapak salabas ng opisina or ng bahay. Meanwhile, Antique lone districtrepresentative Loren Legarda urged the provincial government here to institutea “No mask, No going out of the house” policy. Provincial Health Office chief and Antique Inter-Agency Task Force spokesperson Ric Noel Naciongyao says compulsory wearing of face masks in public places in this province is part of the bid in stopping the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Antiqueños may use improvised masks since stocks of surgical masks in this province are already lacking. PNA She also asked the public to maintainsix to eight feet gap from each other in practicing social distancing.(With a report from PIA/PN) During the Antique Inter-Agency TaskForce (IATF) press conference, IATF spokesperson and Provincial Health Office chiefDr. Ric Noel Naciongyao said that the guideline is part of the response instopping the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 in Antique. He also expressed his gratitude to theprivate and public sectors in Antique and in this region for their donations ofpersonal protective equipment to frontliners. “We can do improvised masks. Washablemasks are more practical, available and cheaper. We can use them duringordinary times,” Naciongayo said.last_img read more

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Lena Sarah Patton

first_imgLena Sarah Patton, 66, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.She was born November 16, 1951 in Hamilton County, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank Redding and Mary Ellen Redding.She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greendale. Lena enjoyed talking with friends and being around family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching Sci-fi movies and comedies, and she loved Christmas. Lena would often send out cards with very nice messages. She will be missed by all.Surviving are son, Frank Patton of Vanceburg, KY; siblings, Jerry Redding of Lawrenceburg, IN, Angela Redding of Lawrenceburg, IN, Deborah Harness of Lawrenceburg, IN, Phoebe Swango of Patriot, IN, half brother Frank Griffin of Indianapolis, IN; grandsons, Ethan Patton of Glencoe, KY, Joey Patton of Vanceburg, KY.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Fitch Denney Funeral Home, 455 Ridge Ave., Greendale, Indiana 47025.Services will be held at Fitch Denney Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Lawrenceburg Life Squad. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Eden Hazard splashes N220m on customized Lamborghini

first_imgEden Hazard has debuted his new car after appearing with a Lamborghini worth half a million euros (about N220m) in Valdebebas on Sunday. Read Also: Video: The moment Mourinho walks out of virtual press conference It was the first time that the Real Madrid attacker was seen around Valdebebas with that car after  his switch to Real Madrid , an exclusive model that can be customised exclusively by the client that has the money to buy it. Meanwhile, the Belgium international will be available for the match against Granada on Monday after makinng the squad list for the Friday’s game against Alavés. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Real Madrid’s #Eden #Hazard has splashed the #cash on a new #car: a #Lamborghini #Aventador SVJ, capable of over 350 km/hr. It can get to 100 km/hr from a standing start in 2.8 seconds and the naturally aspirated V12 #engine can batter out 770 CV. pic.twitter.com/Crh4P3b8OC— Eden Hazard (@Hazardedn_) July 12, 2020center_img Promoted Content11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks The former Chelsea playmaker  joined other top-level footballers, who often show their tastes through their whims, whether its clothes or their mode of transport. Hazard appeared at Real Madrid’s training ground with a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ worth 500,000 euros, a real gem of the automotive industry.last_img read more

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