Rich Robinson Announced To Replace Bad Company Guitarist On Tour

first_imgBad Company has announced Rich Robinson to sit in for guitarist Mick Ralphs for their upcoming “One Hell Of A Night” U.S. tour with co-headliner Joe Walsh. Lead singer Paul Rodgers performed with the Black Crowes co-founder at last year’s Experience Music Project in Seattle during a tribute-concert for Jimmy Page.  While Ralphs made the decision to sit this tour out because he wasn’t feeling up to the required traveling, he expressed gratitude that the band found Robinson as a replacement. “I’m sure he’ll be great,” Ralphs explained in a statement released on the band’s Facebook page. “See you all again soon,” he assured.“I’m excited to be joining Bad Company as their special guest on tour this summer,” Robinson commented. “One of my favorite bands growing up was Free. I’ve been a big fan of Paul Rodgers and his work throughout his career–from Bad Company and beyond–and Simon Kirke is one of my all time favorite drummers. To be able to play with Paul and Simon is such an honor. I’m really looking forward to it. See you out there!”In honor of Robinson and Rodgers hitting the road together this spring, watch the two perform an epic “Rock & Roll” last year with members of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick, and a surprise appearance from Jimmy Page:Bad Company/Joe Walsh Tour DatesMay 12 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX May 15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO May 17 Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA May 18 Sleep Train Amphitheater, Chula Vista, CA May 20 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA May 22 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ May 24 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Woodlands, TX May 26 Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, New Orleans, LA May 28 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL May 29 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL June 7 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY June 9 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA June 11 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ June 12 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ June 14 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY June 16 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN June 18 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO June 20 Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO June 22 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkson, MI June 23 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL June 26 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OHJune 28 First Niagara Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA June 30 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC July 1 Chastian Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA July 3 Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel, Nashville, TNlast_img read more

Blended voices, each with a personal charge

first_img ‘A Language to Hear Myself’ “At the Conference on Women in the Academy” (draft) by Jean Valentine, 2000. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library Arriving to rehearsal in a hijab and a T-shirt reading “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people,” Anwar Omeish ’19 slammed the door behind her — intentionally. Then her poetic side took over.Omeish paraded through the basement studio inside the Loeb Drama Center, her poem swelling into an impassioned soliloquy, haranguing a former teacher who’d once dubbed the speaker sassy: “Muslim girls aren’t usually like that,” he’d said.Titled “Volumes,” Omeish’s poem spider-webs out of the U.S. feminist movement of the 1960s and ’70s, and dictates that she raise her voice, slam doors, startle.“I’m responding to a June Jordan poem about sexual assault and silence, and the interplay of silence and volume,” said Omeish, who is from Fairfax, Va.Jordan is one of five poets celebrated in “‘A Language to Hear Myself’: Feminist Poets Speak,” a Schlesinger Library exhibit running from Feb. 29 to June 17.Archivist Laura Peimer and research librarian Amanda Strauss, the staffers behind the exhibit, knew a performance was in order and reached out to Radcliffe’s neighbor — the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Issue of Poder: A Journal of Feminist Literary Perspectives honoring Audre Lorde. Courtesy of Schlesinger Librarycenter_img “The traditional model would have entailed performers reciting poetry at a podium, but we felt that we could experiment with the poetic form and make it come further to life by theatricalizing it,” said Graduate School of Education student Sammi Cannold, Hasty Pudding Artistic Fellow at the A.R.T. and the performance’s director.As well as showcasing the works of the exhibited poets — Jordan, Eve Merriam, Honor Moore, Adrienne Rich, and Jean Valentine — the performance will make use of six student poems, all of which become powerful monologues under Cannold’s direction.The one-night presentation will be held inside Schlesinger’s Carol K. Pforzheimer Reading Room. The space “has been the site of so much exploration into feminist history and feminist history has even transpired in the room, so it felt like the perfect setting to render meaning to the performed text,” said Cannold.“In our production, the audience will be seated at the tables like researchers, they will be able to write their own poetry on the tables before and after the show, and the actors will perform around them and share their poetic stories directly with them.”During rehearsals, Caro Ribeiro ’18 practiced the Lily Myers poem “Shrinking Women,” which posits the speaker at the dinner table with her family, noticing her mother’s meticulously constructed portions, the socialized standard for women to make themselves small — whether by weight loss or in everyday routine. “I asked five questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry,’” boomed Ribeiro.In deciding to join the performance, Omeish considered which voices were missing. “It was an opportunity to get a voice out there like mine, but also to be apart of a larger tradition,” she said.The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. March 1. Tickets are required. Flyer for a poetry reading in support of Assata Shakur, featuring June Jordan. Courtesy of Schlesinger Librarylast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Richard Eyre Taps Lydia Leonard & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Richard Eyre Taps Lydia LeonardThe U.S. may be winding down for Labor Day weekend, but lots of news was announced across the Pond this morning! Lydia Leonard, who received a Tony nod last season for Wolf Hall, will headline Henrik Ibsen’s Little Eyolf at London’s Almeida Theatre. The new version, created by theater legend Richard Eyre, will also star Jolyon Coy, Sam Hazeldine, Eve Ponsonby and Eileen Walsh. A forensic examination of a marriage as it explosively falls apart, the production will run November 19 through January 9, 2016. Opening night is set for November 26 and we’ll keep a close eye on this one, as with these talents on board it could well transfer to the West End. Other productions slated for the Almeida’s winter 2015-16 season include a new version by Robert Icke of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, starring Paul Rhys.Les Liaisons Dangereuses Cast SetStaying in London for a moment…Sex, intrigue and betrayal are now on the menu for Una Stubbs, Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft and Jennifer Saayeng, who will join the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Christopher Hampton’s classic stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ scandalous 1782 novel will be directed by Josie Rourke and run December 11 through February 13, 2016. Opening night is set for December 17 at the Donmar Warehouse.Cameron Mackintosh’s Tribute to Kyle Jean-Baptiste British mega producer Cameron Mackintosh’s Mackintosh Foundation has bestowed a substantial gift to the previously reported scholarship fund set up in memory of Kyle Jean-Baptiste at his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University. Also recently announced is an October 5 show at New York’s 54 Below, Bring Him Home: Celebrating Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Performers including Steel Burkhardt (Aladdin), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables) and Jillian Kates (Wicked) will sing songs from Baptiste’s audition book from college as well as songs he loved. All proceeds will go directly to Baptiste’s family to help with funeral costs. Buy tickets here.Remembering Broadway Cheerleader Joan RiversLegendary comedian and Tony nominee Joan Rivers died a year ago today on September 4, following surgery complications. A long-time Main Stem cheerleader, she sat down with Broadway.com’s own Paul Wontorek back in 2013 to dish all about smooching Barbra, celebrities who need to “get it together” and her theater addiction. Check out the interview with the much-loved star below.last_img read more

Armed Forces of Colombia, Peru, and Brazil Conduct Amazonas I Exercise

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo August 14, 2017 With the goal of reducing and stopping transnational threats in the border area between Brazil, Peru, and Colombia, the three countries armed forces conducted the Amazonas I Multinational Aerial Interdiction Exercise. There were five days of simulations using different protocols aimed at stopping common crimes that impact the area often: drug trafficking, illicit exploitation of mineral deposits, arms trafficking, illegal immigration, people smuggling, damage to the environment, and contraband. The exercise, held June 19th-23rd, was the result of cooperation agreements signed by the three countries, and the first in the area to include the participation of all three countries at the same time. Each of the countries used around seven aircraft on average, including search-and-rescue aircraft, interdiction aircraft, interceptors, platform airplanes and others. Fifty individuals participated in each air-force crew and another 100 on ground support. Peruvian Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto Montesinos was present at the inauguration venue in Iquitos, Peru, along with officers from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, per its Portuguese acronym), the Peruvian Air Force (FAP, per its Spanish acronym) and the Colombian Air Force (FAC, per its Spanish acronym). The exercise required a year of preparation and coordination by the Amazonas Air Group. “There have been binational exercises in the region but this is the first time that the three countries are participating. This is something new for Peru, for Brazil, and for Colombia. It entails using the capabilities of the three air forces, which are permanently in communication with the technological teams, in a combined way,” Montesinos stated in a press release. “The objective is to prevent the borders from becoming [a place] to take refuge and a way to evade justice,” he said. Exchange of resources and technology The activity was focused on five training missions in mock detection, identification, interception, and transfer operations of irregular air traffic in the border cities of Iquitos, Peru; Tabatinga, Brazil, and Leticia, Colombia. FAC used aircraft available in the area such as the A-29 Super Tucano, SR-560, UH-60 Black Hawk, Caravan C-208, A-37, C-26B, and Bell-212, among others, for the different missions. Other surveillance- and early-warning assets were also employed in the Amazon region to conduct interception, tracking and transfer tasks for simulated targets of interest along the Sao Gabriel de Cachoeira, Brazil–Iquitos, Peru route. “This exercise was in line with the Standing Operations Plans within the framework of regional cooperation agreements with significant results”, Colonel Jorge Saavedra, the director of Air Defense for FAC, told Diálogo. “We are reviving our cooperation on information, our exchange of resources, and technology acquired by each country, which translates to information with a view towards anticipating the movement of illegal groups and stopping them.” Capacity development The main objective of Amazonas I was to conduct the exercises to prevent any air space from being violated. Along with drug trafficking, the most noticeable threat – environmental destruction – received special attention. All three countries are aware of the Amazon’s importance as the lungs of the planet and a reserve of humanity. Therefore, along with the aircraft, other ground equipment and radar systems were used. To improve capacities, the first step is to identify flaws. During missions on the first day of Amazonas I, the three countries’ air forces detected deficiencies in communications, in the speed of information transmission from one country to another. They immediately made corrections to improve this capacity and expand it. “For us as FAC, this is not training; we treat it like a real operation. The country invests a large amount of money in these exercises. Our commitment is deep,” Col. Saavedra indicated. FAC contributes its experience in interdiction, a capacity it has developed greatly on account of its tireless fight against drug trafficking over the past 25 years. “We have a lot of experience; we have accumulated great success in the area of interdiction. We’ve had the support of powers like the United States, and we were the only ones to access help with materials and equipment that we know how to handle,” Col. Saavedra said. Amazonas I also included the community “The community experienced an enormous sense of security. It was able to see that the forces are interacting, that they are at the forefront of the region’s security, fighting crimes that interfere with the legality of the three nations and working so they are left in peace,” FAC Colonel Julio Gómez Lince, the commander of the Amazonas Air Group, told Diálogo. On the Colombian side, a large part of the coordination of the exercise fell on his shoulders. The air forces of Colombia, Peru, and Brazil decided to make the most of the cooperation and the structure of the exercise to involve the civilian population in this activity. That’s why they had a development aid day that benefitted more than 500 individuals in Islandia, Peru; Tabatinga, Brazil; and Santa Sofía, Colombia, whose residents require state presence. During the development day, medical care was provided in different specialties like pediatrics, gynecology, dentistry, and general medicine, among others. There was space for recreation and to hand out free gifts to the community. There was also a veterinary care day. The final result couldn’t have been better. The three countries share a common language: that of cooperation. “Amazonas I was an exercise through which the three air forces standardized their procedures. This is of enormous importance,” Col. Gómez said. “Being coordinated means stopping illegal groups from having the chance to be successful in their operations. The shared procedures we arrived at thanks to these training missions are our path forward to act in a coordinated and safe manner in our duty to protect the borders of the three countries from transnational threats,” he concluded.last_img read more

Family rule deals with costs and fees

first_img Family rule deals with costs and fees The Florida Supreme Court has approved a recommendation from the Family Law Rules Committee creating a new section governing motions for costs and fees in family law cases.The court acted March 3 in Amendments to The Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure (Rule 12.525), case no. SC04-1652.The justices, in their unanimous per curiam ruling, noted that Civil Procedure Rule 1.525 governed those issues, but the Family Law Rules Committee filed an out-of-cycle petition seeking the change.“The committee states it is proposing new rule 12.525 because rule 1.525 is illfitting to family law matters, and this ill fit may be causing the circuit courts and the district courts of appeal to apply or interpret the rule inconsistently in the context of family law proceedings,” the opinion said.“.. . We agree that rule 1.525 should not apply in family law proceedings. The method of taxation of attorneys’ fees and costs in family law cases is quite different from that in civil litigation. Whereas the former is based on need and ability of the parties to pay, the latter is based on prevailing party considerations. Moreover, section 61.16, Florida Statutes (2004), already governs the award of attorneys’ fees and costs in family law cases.”The court concluded, “Accordingly, we hereby adopt new Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.525 as reflected in the appendix to this opinion.”The full opinion and the revised rules can be found on the court’s Web site at www.floridasupremecourt.org. The change is effective immediately. April 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Family rule deals with costs and feeslast_img read more

Tourism = occupation of the future

first_imgTourism is considered one of the key drivers of the country’s socio-economic progress. It can be compared in scope to oil exports, food production or car production. It has become one of the key factors in international trade and is one of the main sources of income in many developing countries. It represents 10% of world GDP, 6% of world exports and 1 in 11 of all world jobs. And now you can study it part-time, with work, family and other obligations, 100% online.It is crucial for success in tourism to follow trendsCreative thinking about news in the field of tourist offer is important for the success of an individual tourist organization. The main trends of the future are:Emotional experiencesExperiences of local specialtiesBody careGastronomyShoppingAn escape from everyday lifeThe full article is available at connectors.You can find the only online program in the field of tourism in Croatia at DOBA FacultyProgram Business and management in tourism includes the most modern subjects precisely from the field of trends in tourism, such as Development and design of top products and services in tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Local Environment, Social Media Strategies and Marketing, Tourism Trend Management,… We spend it in completely online, but don’t worry, we have been conducting online studies at DOBI for 17 years in a row, we have experience, international accreditation, developed support seven days a week, and your diploma will not say that you studied online, namely this way of studying is equivalent to classical – so officially, as in practice. Why? Check it out for yourself.Worried about an online degree? Due to the equality of both ways of studying, it is not written on your European diploma that you studied online.Do you want to get to know us better?We will be happy to forward you informative material if you trust us your contacts.Join us:05.09. in Zagreb06.09. in Split06.09. online07.09. in the riverMore information on consultation dates, addresses and registrations available is here.At DOBA Faculty, we have prepared an interesting video that shows how to become a successful online student, among other obligations?last_img read more

Ambon hospital suspends operations after 25 medical workers test positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe Maluku provincial administration has temporarily closed Haulussy Hospital in Ambon after 25 medical staffers working in the facility tested positive for COVID-19. Maluku COVID-19 task force head Kasrul Selang said on Monday that the Health Ministry’s Research and Development Agency (Balitbangkes) had sent more results of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, in which three among them came back positive for healthcare workers in the hospital.Meanwhile, the other 22 medical workers tested positive for COVID-19 through rapid tests, which had been administered on some 100 staffers in Haulussy, the oldest hospital in Maluku province. “The 22 people comprise 17 nurses and five administrative staffers. The hospital has also sent swab samples has but yet to receive the results from the Ambon Environmental, Health and Technology Center (BTKL),” Kasrul said.Maluku Health Agency head Meykal Pontoh said one of the three medical workers whose PCR tests came back positive was a doctor.The hospital subsequently decided to suspend operations from May 11 to 24 to cut the chain of virus transmission, as well as to prevent patients and other medical workers from contracting COVID-19. “We will halt services and stop activities at Haulussy Hospital for the next 14 days to sterilize the hospital,” Kasrul said. Hundreds of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle have tested positive for the virus across the country, amid reports of a shortage of protective gear and surging number of COVID-19 patients.In the hardest-hit Jakarta, for instance, 174 medical staffers in a number of hospitals tested positive for the coronavirus as of April 11, while in Semarang, Central Java, some 46 workers at Dr. Kariadi General Hospital contracted COVID-19 after reportedly treating patients who had covered up their travel history to virus-hit regions.Thirty-eight doctors and 17 nurses have died from COVID-19 since Indonesia announced its first two confirmed cases on March 2, according to government data. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears to work as well in older adults in early study

first_imgDr. Jacqueline Miller, Moderna’s head of infectious disease development, told a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel the company plans to post weekly updates on enrollment of Black and Latino trial subjects on its website.Pfizer Inc told Reuters last week that 19% of the 11,000 subjects already enrolled in its vaccine trial are Black or Latino.Miller said the demographic makeup of Moderna’s trial is a frequent topic at meetings with US officials heading the White House program aimed at accelerating development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.Deep freezeCompanies and health officials also are working on ways to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, some of which must be shipped and stored at extremely cold temperatures.Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, questioned Pfizer’s plans after the company said its vaccine must be stored at ultra-low temperatures for up to 6 months or in specially designed shipping containers for up to 10 days.Once removed from the containers, the vaccine can be kept for up to a day at a temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (36-46°F) – roughly the temperature of a normal refrigerator – or 2 hours at room temperature.”The complexities of this plan for vaccine storage and handling will have major impact in our ability to efficiently deliver the vaccine,” Messonnier said.Pfizer told the CDC panel it is working on making the vaccine stable at higher temperatures. Pfizer shares were down about 1.5%.Moderna’s vaccine has to be kept at minus 20 degrees Celsius for shipping and longer-term storage of up to six months, but it can be kept at regular refrigeration temperatures for up to 10 days. The vaccine will be distributed in 10-dose vials with no preservatives, the company said.Moderna is also working to make the vaccine stable at higher temperatures, Miller said.Moderna, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has received nearly $1 billion from the US government under its Operation Warp Speed program. It has also struck a $1.5 billion supply agreement with the United States. Moderna Inc said on Wednesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine induced immune responses in older adults similar to those in younger participants, offering hope that it will be effective in people considered to be at high risk for severe complications from the coronavirus.The company is one of the leading contenders in the race to develop a vaccine against the virus that has killed more than 820,000 people worldwide. Its candidate, mRNA-1273, is already in late-stage human trials testing its ability to safely prevent infection.The latest data from an early Phase I study includes an analysis from 20 additional people detailing how the vaccine performed in older adults. The analysis looked at subjects given the 100-microgram dose being tested in the much larger Phase III trial. Moderna said the immune responses in those aged between ages 56 and 70, above age 70 and those 18 to 55-years-old were similar.Health officials have been concerned about whether vaccine candidates would work in older people, whose immune systems typically do not respond as strongly to vaccines.Moderna shares, which have more than tripled in value this year, rose about 6% after the data’s release.The company has so far enrolled over 13,000 participants in its late-stage study. About 18% of the total participants are Black, Latino, Native American or Alaska Native, groups that have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, and are often under represented in clinical trials.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Chick-fil-A Has ‘Record-Setting’ Sales on Appreciation Day

first_imgABC News 2 August 2012Chick-fil-A posted “record-setting” sales on Wednesday as thousands of people swarmed the chicken chain for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Dayafter the chain’s chief made anti-gay comments.  (NO – pro-marriage comments!).“While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day,” Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A’s executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement.At least one location had to close early after nearly selling out of chicken. At others, lines snaked around buildings and patrons waited upwards of two hours to snag their chicken sandwiches and show their support for Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s comments supporting traditional marriage.“We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country,” Robinson said. “We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality.”…The CEO has not spoken publically or agreed to any more interviews following the backlash over comments he made to the Baptist Press supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.”“We are very much supportive of the family,” Cathy said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives.”After an outpouring of support for Cathy and his company during Wednesday’s Appreciation Day, gay activists are taking to the streets, or rather the Chick-fil-A parking lots, around the country for National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A on Friday to protest the chicken chain’s opposition to the LGBTQ community.Same-sex couples are being urged to take photos and videos of themselves kissing outside of Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide.About 11,000 have said on Facebook that they will attend the event. The Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day event had about 55 times that many Facebook attendees.http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/chick-fil-record-setting-sales-appreciation-day/story?id=16912978last_img read more

Article Questions Lawmakers Connections To Casino Grants

first_imgThree area lawmakers are being questioned for their role in how funds from the Lawrenceburg casino grant program is distributed.Sunday’s Indianapolis Star article written by Tony Cook suggested several instances of lawmakers supporting government grants to companies and organizations they have dealings with.Former State Representative Bob Bischoff (D) supported a $1.85 million grant to Linkmeyer Development. While Bischoff did not mention it in a support letter of the grant in 2009, Linkmeyer Development is owned by his son and nephew.The grant was awarded to Dearborn County, which used the funds to pay Linkmeyer Development to build a new road off of U.S. Route 50 in Aurora. The road would go through 30 acres owned by Linkmeyer Development, which would raise the value of their land by $5.7 million.Senator Johnny Nugent (R- Lawrenceburg)The article also reported Republican Senator Johnny Nugent, of Lawrenceburg supported a $500,000 grant to Zimmer Tractor. Zimmer later purchased Nugent’s lawn and garden business on Route 50 in Aurora, which Nugent had reportedly been attempting to sell. According to the Indianapolis Star, Zimmer leases the property from Nugent for $3,000 a month, excluding the first three months of the year.Representative Jud McMillin, (R-Brookville) voted in favor of the grant towards Zimmer Tractor in 2012. The Indianapolis Star reported McMillin did not disclose that his law firm was representing Zimmer Tractor. McMillin told the newspaper that he was unaware of his firms’ involvement when he voted for it.Last year, Destination Brookville LLC was recommended to receive a $600,000 grant to help restore a local theatre and develop a restaurant. The company was founded by McMillin in August 2010. While he did not vote on the grant, some grant committee members told the Indianapolis Star that McMillin did not say his mother and other family friends owned the business.State Rep. Jud McMillin (R- Brookville)All three lawmakers say personal interests did not play a role in their decision to support certain grants.The grants come from Hollywood Casino and are used to help businesses in ten Southern Indiana counties. Lawrenceburg passed an ordinance formalizing the grant-approval process in 2012.last_img read more