Inaugural Waterloo Fest Boasts 3 Nights Of SCI, First-Ever JRAD Texas Show, & More

first_imgWaterloo Music Festival, a brand-new jam music and camping festival, will celebrate its inaugural event on September 7th through 9th at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. Waterloo Music Festival has tapped a stand-out lineup for its debut, including three nights of the String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s first-ever performance in Texas, and sets from Railroad Earth, The Motet, Boombox, TAUK, and Marco Benevento, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.Carson Creek Ranch is located conveniently just ten minutes from downtown Austin, boasting 60 acres of Pecan tree-lined campgrounds and scenic views of the Colorado River. The festival draws its name from its host city of Austin, Texas—as explained in a press release, Austin was originally incorporated as “Waterloo,” given the city’s prime location along the Colorado River—and is inspired by Austin’s reputation as a premier musical city.Presented by Heard Presents, Havin’ A Ball Productions, and Unknown Entertainment, the three promoters have a longstanding history of bringing music of all genres to Texas while supporting local bands. Given the high demand for jam events in Austin—evidenced by String Cheese Incident’s and many other renowned jam acts’ consistently sold-out, multi-night runs in the Texas capital—the promoters hope that Waterloo Music Festival will become a staple event in the Texas and jam community.Briggs Mitchell, co-founder of Waterloo Music Festival, explained in a press release:With Waterloo, we set out to honor and celebrate the heritage and spirit of Austin with world-class music inspired by our roots and a weekend-long outdoor experience that will make our city proud. … We couldn’t think of a better place to call home than on the banks of the Colorado River, and to us, nothing brings together the creativity and soul of Austin more than three nights of The String Cheese Incident accompanied by an eclectic mix of artists across the jam music spectrum. We believe Austin deserves this festival and we are honored to host what we believe will become a legendary celebration for years to come.Tickets for Waterloo Music Festival go on-sale on Friday, May 11th, at 10 a.m., with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available—pre-sale ticket pricing includes $99 3-day GA passes, $199 3-day VIP passes, and camping packages starting at $70 (in addition to festival admission). At the close of the pre-sale period, Waterloo Music Festival tickets will rise to $119 3-day GA passes and $249 3-day VIP passes, with car camping available with the purchase of an additional $49 camping vehicle pass.The inaugural Waterloo Music Festival—scheduled for September 7th through 9th at Austin, Texas’ Carson Creek Ranch—will announce the full music lineup and other key festival details in coming weeks. Fans can head over to the festival’s website here for more information and tickets.last_img read more

Patel highlights value of interfaith dialogue

first_imgEboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core, discussed the importance and implications of interfaith narrative and dialogue in a lecture titled “Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Religious and Non-Religious Diversity in the 21st Century.” The lecture was sponsored by Notre Dame’s Multicultural Student Programs and Services.Patel, who also serves as an member of the Inaugural Advisory Council for the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the need for coexistence and cooperation among various religions would become a defining question of our time.“The question of how people orient around religion differently, or interact with one another, whether that be based on conflict or cooperation, will be one of the most engaging questions of the 21st century,” he said.Patel said becoming an interfaith leader is a process that involves viewing one’s identity as a person of faith as an opportunity to create relationships among multiple communities of faith, which helps establish cooperation and dialogue.“You could look to make [your faith identity] a barrier of division, you could look to make it a bludgeon of domination or you could look to make it a bridge of cooperation,” Patel said.Patel said civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist, was an example of a successful interfaith leader because he took inspiration from the peaceful protests of Mahatma Gandhi, a Hindu, and cooperated with prominent leaders of multiple religions.“Martin Luther King is many, many things, but amongst them, he is certainly an interfaith leader,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith leadership is developed through three key experiences or “moments.” He said these moments include being inspired by a person or ideal of another faith, engaging and cooperating with people of multiple religions and observing and collaborating in solutions to combat interfaith violence.“You being inspired by an ideal or a person from a different religion; you recognizing and lifting up your memories of partnering with people of different religions whose endeavors are beautiful and great and holy; you recognizing the scourge of religious violence and thinking to yourself, ‘there has to be something done about this and I will take some responsibility’ — these are the kinds of moments that help you craft your own story of interfaith leadership,” Patel said.Patel said interfaith dialogue requires youth leaders who create inspiring and innovative discussion on faith. He focused on the concept of storytelling in the process of developing as an interfaith leader and said interfaith leaders “tell new stories to the world and embody those stories in their lives.”He said storytelling involves creating narratives and environments that are defined by similarities among, rather than by division of, people of different faiths.“Part of what leaders do is shape environments that make salient the commonalities between people from different religions,” Patel said.Tags: Eboo Patel, Gandhi, interfaith, interfaith dialogue, Martin Luther Kind, Multicultural Student Programs and Serviceslast_img read more

Ohio Energy Decisions ‘at a Boiling Point’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Andy Chow for WOSU:Ohio’s largest energy companies are trying to figure out what they’re going to do with their coal power plants as they navigate through a vital time in the utilities industry. For the final installment of his three-part series, Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow explores the different paths those utilities can take and what that means for Ohioans who pay to keep the lights on.Many agree that the state of Ohio has reached a boiling point where the fate of coal, renewable energy and the regulatory framework itself must be decided.Businesses and energy companies think so.“It’s not on a front page it’s not something people will immediately understand, it’s geeky stuff,” said Sam Randazzo.“Quite frankly I think we’re at a crossroads,” Todd Snitchler added.Environmentalists think so.“We’re at an incredibly critical transition point,” said Dan Sawmiller.And legislators think so.“We’re at a point where all of those major issues remain undecided,” said Republican Senator Bill Seitz of Cincinnati.AEP and FirstEnergy had plans to keep their struggling coal plants afloat by adding an extra charge to customers’ electric bills. But that was essentially struck down by federal regulators.FirstEnergy is trying to find a new way to fund the plants while AEP has suggested selling off all its coal plants or try to go back to a regulated industry.Full story and audio for three part series here: Ohio Energy Decisions ‘at a Boiling Point’last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Lynette Smith – Willing to share (#26)

first_img 120SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Welcome to episode 26 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of Today’s guest is Lynette Smith the president and CEO of TruEnergy FCU and serves on the boards of the African American Credit Union Coalition and the Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association. We discuss rebranding and determining when it is necessary for a business. We also talk about the 2011 CEO of the Year Award she received from NAFCU for leading a smaller credit union and how to keep those smaller credit unions relevant in the current market.Lynette and I start off our conversation digging into the complete process of rebranding and all of the requirements you need to take into account. We discuss branding companies and their capabilities and distinctions. We also discuss the reason behind rebranding and the value that it brings when done appropriately. The undertaking is massive, but for True Energy FCU it was incredibly worth it.We then begin our discussion on the challenges smaller credit unions face while trying to stay relevant in today’s market. Lynette believes the biggest challenges are found in keeping up with compliance and technology. While there is admittedly value in updating technology, it is difficult to support the initial costs. In addition, we talk about the importance of credit union associations and the connections you make when you get involved. Listen to this episode if rebranding is in your future. The information and insights Lynette shares are invaluable in understanding the requirements and the process. We also discuss keeping smaller credit unions relevant in today’s market. You won’t want to miss this!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find Lynette:Lynette SmithPresident & CEO of TruEnergy FCUlsmith@truenergyfcu.orgLinkedIn | Twitter | FacebookShow notes from this episode:Shout out: Simon & AssociatesOrganizations mentioned: African American Credit Union Coalition,  Metropolitan Area Credit Union Management Association, NAFCUInternships mentioned: AACUC Summer Internship ProgramConferences mentioned: AACUC ConferenceAlbum mentioned: Anthony Hamilton’s songsBook mentioned: Managing and Leading Well by Dan Berger and Anthony DemangoneBook mentioned: The BibleShout out: Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohammad AliPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Dan Berger, Maurice Smith, Doug LeightonYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:03] – Welcome back to the show! Randy introduces Lynette Smith, today’s guest.[02:26] – We dive into the rebranding of TruEnergy FCU and the reason behind it.[03:49] – Lynette talks about the process of rebranding in detail, from hiring a branding team to notifying the board.[06:07] – The person responsible for coordinating the rebranding was their COO.[06:50] – They were not able to use the same marketing firm for the branding change versus branding awareness.[10:53] – Lynette discusses the beauty of the FAQ page they created and how it helped their customers.[11:27] – We switch gears and discuss the challenges that the smaller credit unions face.[12:23] – The biggest problem is keeping up with compliance and technology.[13:06] – Can technology help the small credit unions?[14:42] – Handling cyber threats and salary structures are also huge problems.[15:44] – As a leader and CEO do you sell the idea that you can learn many skills?[16:54] – We discuss the shrinking credit union industry and ways it can be fixed.[22:27] – Leaders need to see a failing credit union before NCUA requires it be addressed.[25:24] – Lynette discusses the African American Credit Union Coalition and it’s importance in the industry.[28:14] – Mentorship is a key foundation of the AACUC as is the internship program.[34:35] – What inspired Lynette to take the role as CEO and President of Washington Gas Light FCU?[36:32] – Has the inspiration change now that she has reached the role?[37:42] – Lynette describes how she leads with inspiration and listening.[39:00] – How has her leadership style changed with experience and changing roles?[40:10] – It’s okay to make mistakes from time to time as long as you admit it and correct it.[41:46] – We discuss the big mistake people make when they are new to leadership.[43:59] – The advice she took to heart as a child is to treat people right. Be open and honest with them.[44:57] – Lynette talks about her network and how they help support her.[46:50] – Lynette looks forward to spending time with family and friends and she likes to travel.[48:26] – We start into the rapid-fire question discussing Lynette’s daily routine.[49:45] – Best album of all time? She talks about Anthony Hamilton and her favorite genres.[50:36] – Lynette admits she doesn’t read much but she enjoyed Managing and Lead Well as well as the Bible.[51:39] – What has become more and less important as Lynette has gotten older?[53:33] – Martin Luther King Jr. embodies success for Lynette.[54:29] – Leaders need to take care of themselves first and then taking care of others becomes an easy task. last_img read more

Yves Béhar FORME Life connected fitness mirror has a built-in weight training system

first_img– Advertisement – Get a complete exercise experience at home with the Yves Béhar FORME Life connected fitness mirror. Offering a built-in weight training system, this home fitness system encompasses all you need to break a sweat. It does so with its hidden resistance system that actually simulates weight. Whether you want to push, pull, or lift, you can do so. This gorgeous piece of equipment blends right into your home. That’s because, when you aren’t using it, its arms fold up and fit behind the smart mirror. Additionally, this smart mirror incorporates a heart rate monitor and ankle strap for even more abilities. Because it stands a full six feet tall, this connected fitness mirror actually displays instructors in almost life size. You’ll feel like you’re getting a one-on-one real-time training session.last_img read more

Port Nelson Raises the Bar

first_imgThe $20m redevelopment of the Port Nelson’s Main Wharf North is set create long lasting regional economic benefits and future-proof the region’s import and export sectors, Port Nelson said in their latest announcement. General Manager Infrastructure, Allanagh Rivers, said that the Port’s investment will also improve the Port’s resilience, move main wharf operations further away from residential neighbors and enable the Port to accommodate larger vessels.“Once completed, the new section of the main wharf will assist in enabling the Port to attract larger 260 to 270 meter vessels and 300 meter cruise vessels creating growth opportunities for our importers, exporters and the Community,” said Ms Rivers.The existing 2400m² Main Wharf North has deteriorated with age. The wharf was used predominantly for the discharging of fuel vessels, and the tying up of the non-operational vessels.“With the condition of the wharf deteriorating and the importance of a fuel supply, the fuel berth was relocated to Main Wharf South in 2016. Since then Main Wharf North has had no operational function.”“The Port is committed to being a good neighbor and this redevelopment will help mitigate and reduce the effects of noise generated from Port operations. The additional footprint on the main wharf means ships can be berthed further north and further away from residential properties,” added Ms Rivers.“The redevelopment of the Main Wharf North also forms part of a wider program of works including the purchase of a new 70-ton bollard pull tug, future crane replacement and proposed additional dredging of the harbor channel.”The first phase of the project will be to demolish the century old wharf before replacing it with a concrete and steel berthing facility.The new section of the wharf will be operational by late 2020.last_img read more

Mali attack kills 24 soldiers

first_imgSuspected militants killed 24 soldiers in an attack, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region. REUTERS According to the United Nations, over1,500 civilians were killed in Mali and Burkina Faso since January, withmillions more in need of humanitarian assistance.(BBC) The incident came weeks after 54troops were killed in another attack – one of the deadliest in the past decade. The army added 17 “terrorists” werekilled and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, Niger.center_img Details of Monday’s attack wereunclear and authorities have not identified what group the assailants belongedto. MALI – Suspected militants killed 24 soldiersin an attack here, the army said, while another 29 were injured during a jointoperation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region.last_img read more

Dunn Earns NAC Honors

first_imgNEW LONDON, N.H. — Colby-Sawyer College sophomore Brianne Dunn of Ellsworth earned Runner of the Week honors from the North Atlantic Conference last week.Dunn, who was a standout runner for the Ellsworth Eagles, set a Colby-Sawyer five-kilometer record of 19:57.28 as the led the women’s cross-country team at the Western New England Invitational on Saturday.She slashed 27 seconds off the previous school record, placing 11th overall in a field of 212 runners.Dunn and the Chargers will compete in the NAC Championships on Oct. 27 at New England College.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio Fenceviewer Staff Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)last_img read more

Windies skipper Pollard signs for Northants with eye on World Cup

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard is poised to turn out for Northamptonshire in this year’s Vitality Blast, after signing up for several games with the East Midlands outfit.The 32-year-old all-rounder is set to play eight matches starting from June 5 in the tournament, which runs from May 28 to September 5.In addition to boosting Northamptonshire’s title chances, Pollard said he would be using the campaign to further hone his preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia starting in October.“Now visa criteria permitting I see this as a wonderful opportunity to be back in England again playing in the action-packed Vitality Blast tournament. I want to thank Northants for welcoming me to their group of exciting players.” Pollard said. “I know they have some amazing fans and I look forward to entertaining them and bringing more success to the club.”He added: “Of course as captain of the West Indies team and defending champions I have one eye on the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in Australia, but I can assure you my focus will be 100 per cent on winning games for Northants when I arrive in June.”Pollard is one of the most sought-after T20 players, having played extensively in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians, and also turned out in the Australian Big Bash and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).Overall, he has played a record 499 Twenty20s and is just 34 runs shy of becoming only the second batsman to reach 10 000 runs in the format.Head coach David Ripley said a player with Pollard’s all-round qualities would be an asset to Northamptonshire’s upcoming campaign.“I’ve spoken to many people about Kieron and the biggest factor you get from everyone is that he’s a winner. He’s got a fantastic record in winning T20 comps, just an absolute competitor.” Ripley said.“It helps the teams he plays for that he can bowl the big overs, field in key positions and whack it out of any cricket ground in the world.”Added captain Josh Cobb: “It’s really exciting to have a player with the quality of Pollard joining the Steelbacks. His stats are unbelievable. I think it’s only Chris Gayle who has scored more runs in T20 cricket, so to have him with us is huge.” Veteram Gayle has amassed 13 296 runs from 404 matches.last_img read more

TENNIS : Syracuse rides aggressive play to sweep in final homestand

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Down 5-4 in the third set of her senior day match, with the game tied at 30, Emily Harman ripped a hard serve that caught Boston University’s Vivien Lazsloffy off guard. Laszloffy managed to make contact, but the ball sailed up to hit the roof.The play was a microcosm of Syracuse’s focus on aggression and dictating tempo this weekend.‘Aggression is everything,’ head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘We’ve got to come at them with a little bit more force, and I thought we did that.’No. 47 Syracuse (12-4, 5-1 Big East) earned a weekend sweep of Binghamton (5-8, 1-1 America East) and BU (5-8, 1-1 America East) with back-to-back 7-0 shutouts in the last home matches of the season. The team’s match scheduled for next weekend against Army has been canceled due to Army travel budget restrictions. The Orange extended its winning streak to five, and has won 10 of its last 11.The team is peaking at the right time, making NCAA tournament aspirations an attainable goal this season. The surge correlates with Syracuse’s increased ability to put its up-tempo game plan into action.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman Komal Safdar used her aggressive mentality to jump out to an early lead and wear her opponent down. Steadily working her way back from injury, Safdar put together a strong offensive performance against BU, attacking the net and forcing her opponent off balance.‘The first and last thing (volunteer assistant) coach (Len) Lopoo said to me was ‘quick start,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, quick start,” Safdar said. ‘I started off with some momentum, kept going and then kept the energy.’The team’s seniors, Harman and Alessondra Parra, each earned victories in their final matches at Drumlins Tennis Center. Parra maintained her desired tempo throughout the match despite her opponent’s efforts to slow down the pace.But Parra didn’t get a chance to make a play for the last point of her home career. BU’s Monika Mical committed a double fault on match point, giving Parra the victory. Parra constantly misdirected shots against Mical and played with a mix of power and precision.Parra was fired up for her last home match, coming out aggressive from the beginning.‘I didn’t want to let up at all, and I wanted to give it everything I had,’ Parra said. ‘I didn’t want to look back and wish I would have tried harder.’Syracuse forced the tempo right again against Binghamton. Harman and Parra were paired together at No. 1 doubles, and they pushed their opponents into the backcourt on most points.When Harman and Parra were serving, a distinct pattern emerged. One produced a hard serve, causing Binghamton to send a weak return that was usually in the air for more than a second. The other then attacked the net, spiking the ball and winning the point.Parra felt that Harman could have almost won without any help.‘Honestly, Harman is so good at doubles,’ Parra said. ‘She makes my job super easy. I really feel like I just stand there sometimes.’The seniors defeated both doubles opponents this weekend 8-2.In both matches, Harman worked especially hard for the victory, with a similar pattern emerging. She would come out firing, producing misdirection and change-of-pace shots that seemed to confuse the opponent. Harman’s Binghamton opponent, Jill Santos, repeatedly shook her head and smiled after falling victim to constant changeups.‘My game is a lot different than a lot of other people,’ Harman said. ‘Anytime I come out and play very aggressive against someone, that’s not something that they see a lot, and they’re going to be confused a little bit.’But then Harman struggled in the second set, losing it to each opponent. She failed to make quick adjustments after receiving new balls, and she lost many points by overshooting the court.But she found a way to win. Her match Sunday was the last in play, for a good half-hour. All eyes were on Harman, and she was two points away from losing the final home match of her Syracuse career.She made sure that wouldn’t be the case.‘It’s great to see Harman tough out that win,’ Jensen said. ‘It would have just been a bad taste in our mouth if we lost that final match. But she finished strong, very confident. The team is very confident.’kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.edulast_img read more