Krasno, Nikki Glaspie, Taz, Mobetta Brown & More To Support Dumpstaphunk’s Phunksgiving Eve In NYC

first_imgDumpstaphunk has just announced support and a bevy of special guests for their 3rd annual Phunksgiving Eve show in New York City on Wednesday, November 23rd at American Beauty (purchase tickets here). This is going to be one hell of a way to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.Bob Weir Joins Ivan Neville And Dumpstaphunk At Sweetwater Music Hall [Watch]Joining Ivan Neville and his cast of NOLA-based funk brethren will be Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, former Dumpsta member and current Nth Power drummer Nikki Glaspie, 13-year-old guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and the Steel Town Horns. Grammy Award-winning trumpet player/producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown will be bringing along his band SOUL’D U OUT to open up the celebration proper.With this lineup, it’s safe to say that this will be the best Phunksgiving Eve event yet. American Beauty is a more intimate venue, so don’t snooze on getting tickets for this special performance.Purchase tickets to Phunksgiving Eve on Nov. 23rd at American Beauty here.Join the Facebook Event page to get additional show updates and info here.Dumpstaphunk “Dancing To The Truth” from last year’s Phunksgiving throwdown:Maurice “Mobetta” Brown & SOUL’D U OUT – “Nighttime”:last_img read more

Probing the past and future of #MeToo

first_img The #MeToo surge against sexual abuse provides opportunities for pivotal societal change, but challenges too Related The event also aimed to look ahead “to new directions in feminism, social movements, employment law, and of course in campus life,” said Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library.David Laibson, who was part Harvard’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and helped design a campus climate survey distributed to 20,000 students in 2015, addressed its findings and some of the challenges facing higher education. The survey results said that of the more than 60 percent of women in the class who responded, 31 percent said they had experienced some sort of unwanted sexual contact.Students on a college or university campus may worry that reporting an assault will harm their friendships, their standing in the community, or even their relationship with doctoral advisers who often have “enormous power over that person’s future,” said Laibson, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics.Evelynn Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, noted that “black women’s intersectional experiences of racism and sexism have been a central but often forgotten dynamic in the unfolding of feminist and anti-racist agendas,” and she urged listeners to remember the women from any background, race, or class who want their stories heard.“When we talk about reporting, we have to take into account the different locations of the women and all people who are victims of sexual assault. We have to tell a more complicated story, provide more strenuous pathways for people to speak.”,With her eye on history, Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, said the oft-cited generational divide between older and younger feminists is a manifestation of a longstanding rift in the women’s movement between the protectionists, who are eager to hold on to special rights gradually gained for women over time, and the equalizers, who push for a more sweeping, equal-rights-for-all agenda.It can be helpful to remember that this deep divide “is with us still,” said Lepore, noting that many people opposed to the direction of Title IX litigation and #MeToo see such efforts as protectionist in nature.Lepore also recalled the campaign against sex criminals in 1937 by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover used the effort as a political tool to push aside people “with the act of scandalizing their private affairs,” and helped usher in McCarthyism, said Lepore. She called the effort a cautionary tale for the #MeToo movement.“I almost in a way hate to raise the specter of such a terrifying and fearsome piece of American political and social and sexual history, but I do think it’s the kind of story that we do need to face as we try to determine the future direction of a movement that could lead to lasting change and real justice, but could equally well — and history might suggest [would] — lead to something itself quite terrible.”,For Harvard Law School’s Jeannie Suk Gersen, recent statements from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg point to another divisive debate. Asked about the #MeToo movement in a recent interview, Ginsburg said due process must not be ignored. Gersen, the John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law, agreed.“One of the salient, and in my mind, very unfortunate aspects of the current moment is how a commitment to due process or fairness has become associated with one side, with men’s rights, with Betsy DeVos and her decision to rescind the Obama administration’s policies on Title IX,” which protects people from sex discrimination in education or other programs receiving federal aid, said Gersen.She echoed Ginsburg’s assertion that “the commitment to gender equality and to procedural fairness have to go together.” Due process, added Gersen, is “for guilty people and innocent people alike. It is overall about the legitimacy of the system that we can believe in.” The women’s revolt: Why now, and where to In October, accusations of sexual assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of allegations against other high-profile men in the media and beyond and powered a social movement demanding change.But what seems like a new cultural conversation to some has been years in the making. Even the phrase that has defined the movement, captured in the viral internet campaign #MeToo, was born long before the Twitter and hashtag rage. Activist Tarana Burke first used “Me Too” for the name of her 2006 crusade to raise awareness about sexual assault.The movement’s roots and its present and future impact were the focus of a discussion with Harvard scholars on Monday night at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, organized by the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and moderated by Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.last_img read more

State 4-H Winners

first_imgThe state winners will represent Georgia at the 1997 National 4-H Congress Nov. 28-Dec. 2 inMemphis, Tenn. Dade: Brandon Clark, electric/electronics, Georgia EMC. Irwin: Rachael Ellis, general recreation, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association; JorjanneZorn, communications, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Montgomery: Henry Price, petroleum power, Chevron USA. Haralson: Jared Eaves, vocal performing arts, Six Flags. The 1997 state winners, listed by counties with their project areas and sponsors: Pulaski: Lesley Jennings, clothing and textiles, Apparel Education Foundation. Georgia 4-H honored its top members during the 55th annual State 4-H Congress in AtlantaJune 16-19. Bleckley: Trayvis Manuel, sports, White Water. “Teenagers have so many activities to choose from these days,” Ryles said. “We are constantlyreminded of the value of Georgia 4-H by the huge number who work year-round through theirhigh school careers to be the best in our program areas.” Bulloch: Carole Hicks, beef, Winn-Dixie and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. The 253 teens in the State Congress each won earlier county and district competitions. Theygave illustrated talks on what they learned in their projects. They prepared portfolios of theirproject work. And they answered questions about their work in interviews. Morgan: Kristy Malcom, health, Egleston Children’s Hospital; Beth Webb, conservation ofnatural resources, Georgia Water Wise Council. Coweta: Sherry Wilson, horse, Gold Kist. Harris: Julie Johnson, safety, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Jennifer Morgan, sheep, Georgia StateFair. Gilmer: Matthew Newton, photography, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Georgia 4-H started in 1904 as a 150-member boys’ corn club. It now has 170,000 membersin Georgia. Nationwide, about 5.5 million are members. They compete in projects rangingfrom poultry to electronics. Pickens: Julie Byers, food preservation and safety, Savannah Foods & Industries; SylviaChilders, food fare, Savannah Foods & Industries; Rachel Lovern, human development,Kilpatrick & Cody; Joe Morgan, poultry and egg science, Georgia Poultry Federation;Jennifer Reeves, computers, Georgia Power; Will Tate, wood science, Georgia DevelopmentAuthority; Kanyon Warden, arts and crafts, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.center_img Clarke: Jocelyn Bright, resource management, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Effingham: Brooke Burns, forestry, Union Camp; Sharon Knight, consumer education,Atlanta Gas Light; Jessica Redmond, swine, Georgia Pork Producers Association; SayraStone, housing, furnishings and design, Georgia Manufactured Housing Association; HaleyWatkins, instrumental performing arts, Six Flags Over Georgia. Tift: Kristy Baker, bread, White Lily Foods; Kim Grisson, food funds, Georgia 4-HFoundation; Tara Douce, outdoor recreation, White Water. Oglethorpe: Katie Walker, dog care, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Echols: Sara Corbett, flowers, shrubs and lawns, Georgia Development Authority. “State Congress is our time to showcase some of the most outstanding young people inGeorgia,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H leader for the University of Georgia ExtensionService. “It culminates the 4-H year.” Macon: Laura McLendon, wildlife, Georgia Power. Newton: Amanda Eaton, general performing arts, Six Flags Over Georgia. Mitchell: Mary Frances Sellers, fruits, vegetables and nuts, Griffin Corporation. Evans: Melissa Daniel, public speaking, Georgia Farm Credit Associations. Coffee: Tino Johnson, food for fitness, Savannah Foods & Industries; Casey Merritt, shootingsports, Georgia 4-H Foundation; Justin Paulk, dairy foods, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Madison: Amanda Bridges, environmental science, Georgia Propane Gas Association; ArtRyder, entomology, Georgia Pest Control Association. Bartow: Paul Pugliese, plant and soil science, Georgia Plant Food Education Society. Butts: Annette Wilson, fashion revue, Georgia 4-H Foundation. Houston: Lindsey Etheridge, veterinary science, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Hall: Jordan Haynes, dairy and milk science, Georgia Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

Alex Nwora Appointed As New D’Tigers Coach

first_imgNigerian-American, Alex Nwora has been named as the new head coach of the senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers team ahead of their 2017 Men Afrobasket tournament title defence.This was made known on Wednesday by the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engineer Musa Kida ahead of the Senior Men’s national team’s exercise expected to commence on Friday, 12th, 2017.According to Kida, the decision to appoint Nwora who guided Cape Verde to the 2013 Afrobasket where they defeated D’Tigers by 79 points to 76 was borne out of the desire to give qualified Nigerians the opportunity of making history with the national teams.“We started this project with the D’Tigress with the appointment of Sam Vincent, Mfon Udoka, Peter Ahmedu and Okworogun Ochuko. There is no point giving out national team jobs to expatriates when we have Nigerians all over the world who are duly qualified to get the job done.”He enjoined all Nigerians to support Nwora who is no stranger to the African basketball scene where he coached Cape Verde from 2009 to 2013.Nwora will be assisted by Kwara Falcons head coach, Aderemi Adewunmi and Gombe Bulls Abdulrahman Mohammed who have both guided their teams to the top of the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences of the NBBF organized basketball league.Relatedlast_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral rejects the idea that trainers get preferential prices

first_img Responding to the case that led to British trainer David Evans receiving a £3,000 fine from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), Ladbrokes Coral has affirmed its consistency between prices offered to trainers and other customers. It comes after it was revealed that Evans placed a bet of £6,000 on his horse Black Dave at 4/1, whilst many bookmakers had the Evan’s trained seven year old priced up at 7/2. Speaking after Evans was handed what he himself described as a ‘very lenient’ punishment by the BHA, Ladbrokes Coral’s PR Director Simon Clare outlined that “this incident pre-dated the Ladbrokes Coral merger, so it’s difficult to comment on the specifics.”Clare did however go onto state: “The current Ladbrokes Coral trading policy is very clear on this issue as we will only lay licensed trainers prices that are readily available to our other customers at that time. We’ll also never knowingly shorten the price of a suspected non-runner to benefit from an improved rule 4 deduction.“In fact, Ladbrokes Coral has recently been proactive in working with the BHA to achieve a process whereby non-runners are notified and removed from markets more quickly, so that the whole non-runner process is more efficient and transparent for both bookmakers and customers.”Prior to deciding whether to release a comment on the case, The BHA will analyse the findings of the disciplinary panel. However, its code of conduct does state that trainers should “ensure relationships with betting organisations, or any person representing a betting organisation, do not confer special privileges or concessions which may invite adverse inferences to be drawn.”Ladbrokes Coral also emphasised that it wouldn’t shorten the price of a horse that it has prior knowledge will be pulled out, in order to manipulate any potential impact of a pending rule 4. StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more