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LOCKN’ Festival Adds Foundation Of Funk: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Meters To 2018 Lineup

first_imgLOCKN’ lineup announcements continued this afternoon, as the festival has officially added a very special funky set by Foundation of Funk: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Meters. Fresh off receiving their Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award last month, original The Meters members George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste will use Foundation of Funk—the duo’s most recent project featuring a rotating cast of all-star musicians—to give love to the origins of funk music with help from some of the music scene’s brightest stars. The group will hit the festival’s Main Stage on Saturday, August 25th, at 3:30 p.m.While original keyboardist Art Neville is no longer playing these days, the Neville family will be thoroughly represented, as Art’s brother, Cyril Neville, son, Ian Neville, and nephew, Ivan Neville will all join the party, in addition to Ian and Ivan’s Dumpstaphunk bandmate, Tony Hall.The special “Foundation of Funk: Celebrating 50 Years Of The Meters” set joins previously-announced artists Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Tedeschi Trucks Band (two sets over two days), Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (two sets over two days) Sheryl Crow, Turkuaz, Lettuce (three sets over two days, including a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band), George Clinton & P-Funk, Toots & The Maytals, Blues Traveler, Moon Taxi, Spafford, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Suffers, and Ghost Light. As previously reported, LOCKN’ will be making new lineup additions every day until the complete bill is released tomorrow. You can check out the artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here. Check out the most recently updated schedule below, with more announcements to come.last_img read more

Foo Fighters Invite 8-Year-Old Drummer To Play, Regret It When Kid Refuses To Leave

first_img[Video: Justin Newton][H/T Billboard] Foo Fighters are no strangers to special guest appearances during their live shows. For example, in the past year alone, the band has invited high-profile music figures like John Travolta, Billy Idol, and Rick Astley, among others, to the stage to join them. However, the band led by Dave Grohl seemingly loves to give lesser-known musicians a time in the spotlight as well, inviting up their fans, such as the now-viral sensation “Kiss Guy”, to perform.Most of all, Foo Fighters relish the opportunity to give children a chance to share the stage with them, having invited a number of young kids out to show off their musical prowess, including Dave Grohl’s young daughter, who sat in on drums during a show in Iceland. As part of an ongoing campaign to let young musical talents jam with the band on stage, on May 4th, during a performance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, Foo Fighters welcomed another talented kid to the stage—one that goes by the moniker Little Fonzie.Little Fonzie, an eight-year-old drummer, certainly milked his brief time on stage, intentionally or unintentionally refusing to leave the stage during his cameo on Friday night. Taking Taylor Hawkins’ spot at the drum kit, the precocious and skilled drummer tore through the first segment of his solo, much to the delight of the audience and the band members on stage. After Grohl re-introduced Little Fonzie and shook his hand—a cue for the kid to leave—Little Fonzie went right back into it.As the solo continued, the band members on stage seemed flabbergasted—at one point, Grohl muttered into the mic to one of his bandmates “I don’t—I don’t know what to do.” Between uncontrollable laughter and bewilderment and shaking their heads, it was clear the Foo Fighters had no clue as to how to get the kid to vacate the stage politely. Grohl also tried hinting to their young guest drummer that he needed to leave, announcing that “there were a couple more songs we wanted to do tonight” and asking “Hey, Little Fonzie, can I have my concert back?” before eventually calling in Little Fonzie’s father to get him off stage.You can watch the hilarious interaction and Little Fonzie’s amazing cameo with Foo Fighters below.last_img read more

Professor analyzes Hobby Lobby case

first_imgNotre Dame’s third request for relief from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring the University’s insurance plan to cover contraception was denied Feb. 21, but the Supreme Court heard oral arguments March 25 on other cases against Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of the Department of HHS.The Court will rule on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, two consolidated cases brought by companies owned by Christian families.Like Notre Dame’s lawsuit, these two cases center on contraceptive coverage and religious liberty. Currently, the University must provide contraceptive coverage under an “accommodation” that allows it to use its third-party health care administrator Meritain Health.In its most recent request for relief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Notre Dame argued that this agreement with Meritain Health regarding the University providing birth control is against its Catholic beliefs.Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett, who specializes in freedom of religion and constitutional law, said the University and the companies fall under different rules due to their institutional differences.“Notre Dame is obviously a ‘religious’ institution and a non-profit, while Hobby Lobby is a for-profit business operating in the commercial sector,” he said. “The ‘accommodation’ that Notre Dame is currently subject to is different in form from the rule that applies to Hobby Lobby.”Because Hobby Lobby is not presently eligible for the accommodation Notre Dame has, Garnett said the company is seeking a different exemption under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).“Hobby Lobby is seeking an exemption, under RFRA, from the requirement that they include certain contraceptives — not all, in Hobby Lobby’s case — which Hobby Lobby believes can operate as abortifacients,” he said.Garnett said while the Constitution, as the Court has interpreted it, “almost certainly does not entitle Hobby Lobby to an exception,” RFRA was enacted by Congress precisely for the purpose of providing more generous accommodations to religious objectors than the Constitution requires.Accommodating religion by statute is more flexible, he said, but if the Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby, Congress has the chance to respond and change the final outcome.“If the Court rules for Hobby Lobby and Congress disagrees with that result, it has the authority to revise RFRA and, say, exclude business corporations from the Act’s coverage,” Garnett said.The parallels between Notre Dame’s case and Hobby Lobby’s center on the institutions’ understanding of their “religious exercise” rights, he said.“In all of these cases, the employers are saying that it would burden their legally protected ‘religious exercise’ rights to apply the relevant preventative-services-coverage provision to them,” he said.A February statement from Paul Browne, University vice president for public affairs and communications, maintained that Notre Dame is “concerned that if government is allowed to entangle a religious institution of higher education like Notre Dame in one area contrary to conscience, it’s given license to do so in others.” Garnett said this concern is “certainly legitimate.”“Of course, to say that the concern is legitimate is not to say that other burdensome regulations that interfere with or burden Notre Dame’s Catholic character are guaranteed, or to predict what form they will take,” he said. “But, the logic of the government’s argument in the HHS mandate context is one that underemphasizes and underappreciates the extent to which the University of Notre Dame does ‘exercise religion,’ and does have a religious-liberty right to pursue a distinctive vision and mission, animated by a distinctive charism.”Browne told The Observer on Tuesday that Notre Dame’s attorneys “are engaged in a review of options available to us” concerning the case. Tags: HHS, Hobby Lobbylast_img read more

Wood & Wood receives international interest for Jay Peak sign system

first_imgWood & Wood Inc.,The leading international sign industry source magazine, Sign of the Times, featured Wood & Wood, Inc, of Waitsfield, Vermont, in the December series of traditional handcrafted-sign case studies entitled ‘From These Hands.’ The article showcased the company’s innovative branding solutions for Jay Peak Resort’s Tram Haus Hotel and Aroma Café, Tower Bar and Alice’s Table restaurants.  Completed in December 2009, this project was Phase 1 of Jay Peak’s three year resort development plan.Sparky Potter, the owner of Wood &Wood, and his team of craftspeople reviewed the material and fabrication techniques used to integrate classic hand carving, artistic painting and custom metal hanging brackets as well as goose neck lighting components used to create these classic resort village signs.  Wood & Wood also designed a metal sculpture from a reclaimed Jay Peak ski lift bull wheel complimenting the Tram Haus Lodge sign graphics. Wood & Wood is currently finishing production and installation of Hotel Jay and Conference Center’s wayfinding sign system and signature amenity signs opening during the 2011/2012 winter season.Other Wood & Wood regional resort exterior/interior wayfinding sign systems projects include:  Sugarbush Resort’s recent Lincoln Peak Phase 2 development at The Farmhouse and The Schoolhouse along with the Clay Brooke Luxury Hotel signage; Spruce Camp at Stowe, Spruce Peak at Stowe vehicular signage and Stowe Mountain Lodge.  Wood & Wood, Inc., has been designing, fabricating, installing, and maintaining signs and displays since 1972. The company is well known for their ability to marry old-world craftsmanship with innovative cutting edge technology using a variety of materials. As a result, the company is proud to be the recipient of over 60 national design awards and recognitions of excellence. The shop is located at 98 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, Vermont. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. For additional information call (802) 496-3000 or visit the website is external).last_img read more

Trout Unlimited

first_imgReba Brinkman and a brown trout.The Southern Appalachians has thousands of miles of trout streams. Here are four classic destination rivers that should be on every angler’s must-fish list. ELK RIVERWest Virginia Locals call it “The Lady,” because it’s so fertile. The river starts at Slatyfork, where Big Spring Run and Old Field Fork join, then goes underground for six miles before popping back out at Elk Springs in the form of three cold springs, and heads west toward Charleston. Head for the 4.6-mile stretch from the headwaters to the dries, where the river heads underground. This upper stretch, known as the Slatyfork section, is narrow, rocky, and shallow, but has plenty of cover to keep the river cool in the summer. It’s catch and release, and a stellar wild trout fishery. Expect to find naturally reproducing brown, rainbow, and brook.“The Upper Elk has the largest naturalized population of trout in West Virginia,” guidebook author Beau Beasley says. “It’s catch and release, so you’re not going to find as many conventional anglers in the area because they have to let the fish go.”Since the fish populations have been naturalized, they’re more wary than what you’ll find in stocked West Virginia streams, so bring your A-game.Access: From Slatyfork, take County Route 219-12 north for 0.5 miles to a trailhead servicing the catch and release section of the Elk. Follow the former rail line along the river.NORTH FORK MOORMANSVirginiaThe North Fork Moormans is a tight, rugged trout stream that starts near Skyline Drive inside the Shenandoah National Park and eventually feeds the drinking water reservoir for Charlottesville, before mellowing out into a wider river. The headwaters inside the park offer some of the best native brook fishing in the state.“Some of the largest native brook trout in Virginia are found in the North Fork Moormans. It’s not unusual to pull out a 12 to 14 inch brook with a good, thick body,” says James “Chubby” Damron, vice president of the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited and author of the forthcoming Fly Fishing Guide to Jefferson Country. “Plus, there are over five miles of stream with public access, so you can camp and fish and head up into the upper parts and never see anyone else.”The section inside Shenandoah National Park is catch and release only. A massive flood in the ‘90s wreaked havoc on the trout populations and habitat, but the headwaters have bounced back.Access: Hike-in only. Park at Blackrock Gap on Skyline Drive at milepost 87 and walk down the North Fork Moormans River Road until you find the stream. SOUTH FORK HOLSTON RIVERTennesseeIf you want big fish, and lots of them, you go to the South Fork Holston, a tailwater stream that’s fed by the bottom of the South Holston Dam, which provides trout-friendly ice-cold water year-round. The river is famous for two things: big wild browns, and the mass hatching of sulphur bugs almost daily from April to November. Show up in the summer, and you’re almost guaranteed to see a massive bug hatch, which means the trout are popping to the top of the river to dine. This tailwater section of the river is home to 5,000 trout per mile, about a quarter of which are wild browns. Most anglers like those odds.“This is one of the classic Southern trout fisheries,” says Fly Fishing Team USA member Josh Stephens. “But even with high fish populations, it’s still fly fishing, which means the South Fork Holston can reward you one day and frustrate you the next.”The South Fork Holston is also a wider river, which will allow you more room to practice casting for distance.For large browns that push the 20-pound size, fish the tailwaters between the dam and Bluff City. This section of the river provides fish that rival anything you’ll find in world-famous Western rivers like the San Juan in New Mexico. Pay attention to the TVA dam generation schedule. If you’re fishing while the TVA is releasing water, you’d better be in a boat. Otherwise, wading is an option.Access: If you’re wading, there’s a walk-in area off of River Bend Road and another just upstream from Emmet Bridge.DAVIDSON RIVERNorth CarolinaThe Davidson could be the most well known trout fishery in North Carolina–it even made Trout Unlimited’s Top 100 Trout Streams list–but for good reason: It’s home to some very large trout.“It’s the only place in Western North Carolina where you can see a 24-inch fish, just laying out in front of you,” says long-time guide Forrest Marshal. “There’s a mile-long stretch around the hatchery where you can stand right beside these massive fish and look them right in the eye.”The river is as clear as moonshine, which allows you to spot the massive trout before you start tempting them with flies, but the transparency works both ways. As a rule, you should assume that any rainbow you spot in the Davidson saw you ten minutes earlier and assessed you as a non-threat. These fish are used to humans and have become so large because of regular feedings from the hatchery. So expect a finicky prey…and crowds.The hatchery stretch of the Davidson will host a dozen anglers even during the week. You can head higher into the Davidson River Gorge or lower towards Avery Creek for more solitude, but expect smaller fish.“Even though the Davidson is crowded, it’s still a unique experience,” Marshal says. “It’s still cool to take a beginner down there, put a fly rod in their hands for the first time, teach them a couple of things, and watch them catch a 20-inch fish.”Access: Park at the Pisgah Forest Fish Hatchery, off FS 475 near Brevard, and follow the trail downstream.School of FishWant to learn how to cast from the best? Enroll in an Orvis Fly Fishing School. Orvis, maker of fine fly rods, began the country’s first fly fishing school in 1966 and quickly became the industry standard for teaching beginners how to fish with flies.“There’s a continuity to the training you find at an Orvis school,” says Orvis instructor Reba Brinkman (see Brinkman’s tips for beginners below). “It’s a proven method of teaching. At Orvis, you learn a foundation that you can take and fish anywhere.”Graduate from a two-day Orvis school, and you even get a diploma. There are only 15 Orvis schools in the country. The Southern Appalachians has four.ORVIS TENNESSEE FLY FISHING SCHOOL SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE Taught at the Hidden Mountain Resorts, you’ll start off at the casting pond and eventually have the chance to land wild trout inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. hiddenmountain.comTHE HOMESTEAD FLY FISHING SCHOOL HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA Learn the Orvis methods, then test them out on Cascades Stream, a privately owned trout stream on the Homestead that features 20-foot waterfalls and classic Southern Appalachians fishing.NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT’S ORVIS FLY FISHING SCHOOL FARMINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA There’s a lot of fishable water nestled inside Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. At Nemacolin’s school, you’ll have the opportunity to fish some of the area’s prettiest streams, including the Youghiogheny River and Beaver Creek.NORTH CAROLINA FLY FISHING SCHOOL AT THE BILTMORE ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Begin your journey to fly-casting superiority on ponds with the Biltmore in the background, then move on to legendary trout streams like the Davidson and Mills River.Fly School: Get an introduction to fly fishing from Orvis.Start HereThree tips from Reba Brinkman, Orvis-endorsed instructor at the Biltmore Estate and founder of WNC Women on the Fly.1. Casting is the most intimidating part of learning how to fly fish. People think it’s difficult, but if you have the proper training, it’s not hard to learn. It’s really important to build that skill at the beginning.2. Eighty percent of a fish’s diet is sub-surface. I look under rocks at the stream for aquatic bugs, then find the fly in my box that matches it closely in color. Or just use a fly that matches the color of the river bottom.3. Focus on fishing just a few local rivers and master them. Get to know these home waters by making a friend at a fly shop. A local resource can be extremely helpful to learning how to fish and where to fish. last_img read more

Make life easier for your members

first_imgTalk with many service industry employees and you’ll hear an interesting theme about the never-ending battle to win the loyalty of customers—that creating loyalty isn’t about “wow” service anymore.In fact, “wow” service is the last thing customers really want.Wait. What?New research shows that loyalty for today’s consumer is all about ease of use. Make what I want to do simple, hasslefree, convenient, and fast. Then, if I run into a problem or issue, just fix it.To remain competitive and adapt to the new reality of banking, credit unions are taking steps to address that new mentality.You might already be seeing it at your credit union: Systems, processes, and procedures are being upgraded or scoured and scrubbed to streamline them.It’s all fascinating, scary, and absolutely necessary to remain nimble and adaptable in creating the banking experience members demand. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Indonesia to waive overstay penalty for Chinese tourists amid travel ban

first_imgIndonesia’s immigration office will not penalize Chinese tourists and workers who have overstayed their visas as a result of a recent travel ban, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has said.The government has temporarily halted all flights coming to and from China as part of ongoing efforts to prevent a deadly new coronavirus from entering the archipelago.“We will allow them to overstay [their visas] for up to one month,” Airlangga told reporters on Tuesday. Airlangga said that in support of government policies related to immigration, the government would create hotlines for nine ministries, including the Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry and Manpower Ministry.It would also create hotlines for the Finance Ministry, especially in regards to matters related to its Customs and Excise Directorate General, as well as the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM).The Chinese consul general in Denpasar, Bali, Guo Haodong, previously said that China respected Indonesia’s travel ban, but around 5,000 people were at risk of being stranded on the island as a result.Besides suspending flights, Indonesia has also suspended visa-free and visa-on-arrival provisions for Chinese citizens, who made up the second-highest number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia last year, behind only Malaysia. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Work faster, think smarter, Jokowi tells Cabinet

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has once again called on his Cabinet to accelerate and streamline bureaucratic procedures in mitigating the overarching impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, sooner rather than later.Amid the mounting number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Jokowi has urged his ministers to dispense with conventional thinking and come to terms with the gravity of the health emergency.“During a crisis, we must work harder. Don’t work as if it was business as usual. Work harder and faster. That’s what I want in the current situation,” he said on Tuesday during a Cabinet meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta.“Ministerial regulations, which normally take two weeks to complete, should now be issued in a day. Government regulations, which normally take one month to complete, should now be issued within two days. That’s what I want,” he stressed.The President also advised state officials to use “smart shortcuts” in place of the established procedures, pointing out that the dire state of current affairs called for “extraordinary” measures.“We need to switch to extraordinary channels [and] shift from complex methods to quick and simple [solutions],” he said.Jokowi made a similar call last month, urging all ministries to cut the red tape and quickly disburse funds to stimulate the economy.He also made a veiled threat, saying that he was prepared to take extraordinary political measures to address the current crisis, including reshuffling the Cabinet.Indonesia recorded 68,079 confirmed cases and 3,359 COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday.Topics :last_img read more

Rio Ferdinand certain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made decision on Arsenal future

first_imgAdvertisement Rio Ferdinand certain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made decision on Arsenal future Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both goals in Arsenal’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Rio Ferdinand believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has already decided to leave Arsenal, despite his FA Cup final winning heroics. The Gabon international has entered the final year of his contract and negotiations over a new deal have failed to progress leaving the Gunners exposed to the possibility of losing their captain for nothing in under 12 months’ time. Aubameyang underlined his importance to the club with both goals against Chelsea as Arsenal claimed the trophy for the 14th time in their history.The former Borussia Dortmund star refused to elaborate on his future in the immediate aftermath of a victory that secured Europa League qualification for the Gunners but former Manchester United star Ferdinand believes the prolific striker has already made up his mind to depart. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTResponding to Aubameyang’s post match interview, Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘That to me says he’s gone. I just feel like either there’s been no negotiation up until now which I don’t believe. Comment 🏆 1930🏆 1936🏆 1950🏆 1971🏆 1979🏆 1993🏆 1998🏆 2002🏆 2003🏆 2005🏆 2014🏆 2015🏆 2017🏆 2020Always. Forward. 🔴— 🎗 Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 1, 2020center_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link615Shares Advertisement ‘I feel there have definitely been negotiations or he’s already decided I’m going to go. ‘I’m going to enjoy this moment with my team-mates and I don’t want to talk about my future.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘From my own perspective if I’m committed to the club and I know I’m staying this is a moment for me to say I’m going to sort it out it’s not done yet but I will try and get it sorted out here guys.‘That just sounds like someone who is looking to go elsewhere. Arsenal need to do all they can to get this guy to stay.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out on his Arsenal future after FA Cup final heroicsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspires Arsenal FA Cup win over ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more