Jason Hann’s Rhythmatronix Announce Two Nights In Denver

first_imgJason Hann’s Rhythmatronix have announced a two night stand at Denver’s The 1up-Colfax on October 2 & 3. The ‘Future World Fusion’ side project of the String Cheese Incdient percussionist will consist of an all star cast of musicians, including bandmate Michael Kang, Fareed Haque (Garaj Mahal), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Andre Manga (Paul Simon, Manu Dibango) and Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes). Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM and will be available here.As a preview, check out this great recording via The 1up-Colfax from the April 17th Rhythmatronix’s show earlier this year:last_img read more

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Panel analyzes school choice debate

first_imgPanelists examined the growing movement to allow families to choose their child’s school Tuesday night in a discussion on school choice titled “To Choose or Not to Choose.” The panelists included director of teacher formation and education policy at the Alliance for Catholic Education, John Schoenig, who said he wanted to emphasize the importance of staying true to intentions. “I would imagine that the perspectives on what education reform means in the first place is as varied as the number of people in the room. I don’t like giving advice, but I do like contradicting myself, so I’ll tell you this: It’s very important that you find ways to decouple, divest, separate … your purpose and the means to get to your purpose, to effect social change,” he said. Schoenig said the focus of the movement should be to provide children with the best education possible. “We too often allow ourselves to get too tied to the methods to get our things done. What is the purpose you believe in? What you’ll find, if you’re really honest with yourself, you’ll say your purpose is making sure that every child has an equal opportunity at education. But your means to get there may change,” Schoenig said. Maria McKenna, senior associate director of education, schooling and society at the Institute for Educational Initiatives, spoke about the many changes that have occurred over the past 40 years in regards to early education. “To get us situated in the landscape, 40 years ago looks so different than today. In the 90s, we made this choice that one of the ways we’re thinking about leveling that playing field is that we’re allowing these kids to go to schools that weren’t operated by the school district,” McKenna said. The change came from a state level due to certain revelations, Schoenig said. “In 1990, we came to a place where we realized that maybe the state doesn’t need to operate all of the schools it regulates or funds, it’s not that far to say that it doesn’t have to have to operate any school it funds,” he said. “The entire landscape had changed into a choice-based marketplace. It’s probably here to stay, and now it’s about trying to figure out how to best deal with it.”“The idea of having options, and equating that with a market-based system, is not necessarily a bad thing,” McKenna said. Notre Dame MBA student Steven L’Huereux spoke on his experience working in New Orleans as an educator in one of the worst-performing areas of Louisiana.“For the last four years, I’ve been working in charter schools down there. We had to enroll 550 brand new students, and at that point, there was no common application for all the schools. They would have to travel to a school, fill out the form and it was really difficult,” L’Huereux said.  To solve this problem, the recovery school district centralized the process through the OneApp, a system designed to streamline the application process, he said. “Now, you can rank the schools in terms of which ones you wanted to attend. Regardless of where these students lived, they could apply to any school that participated in the OneApp,” L’Huereux said. This influx of options has afforded children with more options than they were allowed 40 years ago, according to Schoenig.“Take the inner city closest to your home and imagine being a marginalized child living there. In almost every one of those inner cities, those children have many, many more options to choose than they did 40 years ago,” Schoenig said.Schoenig said education is more than a policy or a social change issue. “If today’s conversation is about choice, it’s not really about any of that other stuff, it’s about human dignity,” he said.  “If you think about marginalized children and families in that city and the things they have to decide, the choices they have to make. All of the choices you make every day, to go across the way and get Starbucks or to get coffee from elsewhere, these aren’t choices these families can make. The effect of educating by zip code is to deny people the access to choice that we used to have.”Tags: #SCOP, ACE, school choicelast_img read more

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Snite Museum hires new art director

first_imgThe new director of the Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art, Joseph Becherer, began work at the University earlier this month and has since spent time becoming familiar with his staff and the museum’s collection of art.The University’s decision to hire Becherer was announced in the fall, and besides directing and working with exhibits in the Snite, one of his main tasks will be working towards the construction and design of the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, set to open in 2022.Becherer has previously done work directing and curating pieces for exhibitions and installations including the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he was the Lena Meijer professor in the history of art at Aquinas College, where he taught renaissance, baroque and contemporary art courses.Becherer said he is excited and honored to join the Snite Museum and the Notre Dame community.“For me, one of the most important things is that every great university deserves to have a great art museum,” he said. “Notre Dame deserves to have great museum and I am honored to help however I best can to deliver that great museum to this great university.”During the short two weeks he has been working for the University, Becherer said he has given a lot of thought into the direction he has envisioned for the current and new art museums of Notre Dame.“The best new museum structures, I believe, are the ones that are built from the inside out,“ he said. “It’s really a very communal experience. It starts out with the 18 people that are here on staff and extends to those faculty and our many wonderful students that engage with us regularly. So, there are a lot of people that will help us decide what that inside is going to be like and how best we can use it not just for this current generation but for future generations. … This is a museum that you want to be relevant and interesting for today but you want to also ensure is vibrant and important for tomorrow.”Becherer said his career thus far has been interesting, challenging and positive. He said experiences have prepared him for this special task and that he has fresh, exciting points of view to bring to the table and community of Notre Dame.Gina Costa, marketing and public relations program manager for the Snite Museum, said “[Becherer’s] experience with contemporary sculpture and the remarkable collection he has acquired from international artists at the highest level brings new expertise and a new vision to lead us into the next decade as we look forward to the new Raclin Museum.”Particularly exciting to Becherer is the prospect of working in a Catholic university, he said, as he was born and raised Catholic and describes a particular passion about religion in the arts.“I have always been so deeply in awe at how significant the arts have been in the history of the Catholic Church,“ Becherer said. “ … Through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and even today the visual arts have been significant to the Catholic experience. [Being at Notre Dame] adds a dimension to my work in a museum context which I find deeply moving and full of potential. So much of every large museum collection has a connection to history and traditions. For me, it’s an extremely moving and meaningful opportunity.”Having an art museum on campus is an important resource for all members of the community, Becherer said, and he encourages everyone to come and explore the museum.“I think that the most important thing is to realize that this museum is open to everybody,” he said. “ … It is a very critical and affirming resource that helps you to really understand how truly beautiful and special it is to have the arts as part of the human experience and I encourage everyone to pop in. You got ten minutes? Great. Got an afternoon? Come on in. It’s free. Just come in and see just one thing and find out what it is … appreciate that moment.“Tags: Joseph Becherer, Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, Snite Museum, Snite Museum of Artlast_img read more

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Working together gives area more clout

first_img Next Up We’ve all heard the story of how individual sticks can be broken easily but when they’re all bundled together even the strongest man can’t snap them in half. That same idea of strength through cooperation and working together was one of the themes of a recent economic development conference in which all the Mid- and South Jefferson County cities heard that forming regional partnerships can drive economic development for the entire area.Karl Segura, manager of business development with Entergy-Texas, lauded area leaders for working together as a team. His comments were echoed by Jessica Hill, vice president of economic development with the Regional Economic Initiative, as she stressed the importance of marketing a region as a community. “We pool our resources so we can do bigger things,” she said.Each of the cities in Mid- and South County have strengths that can complement the weaknesses of others. Cooperation in economic development is only one way the four cities can work together. Pooling resources also boosts our political clout to get the necessary funding for federal projects like the deepening of the Sabine-Neches Waterway or state projects like funding for the Lamar campuses.We are all in this corner of Texas together and if we work together we can multiply our strengths to help bring new jobs and new infrastructure to our area. That benefits us all.last_img read more

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Bernie Sanders Sworn in for second Senate term

first_imgSenator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was sworn in today for his second term in the US Senate. The oath of office was administered by Vice President Joe Biden, the president of the Senate. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermonts senior senator and the Senate president pro tem, accompanied Sanders to the well of the Senate chamber for the official ceremony. I want to thank the citizens of Vermont for sending me to the Senate for a second term, Sanders said. In these very difficult economic times, I will continue my efforts to fight for jobs for the people of our state and country, and to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against those who want to cut those vitally important programs. I also intend to bring forward sweeping legislation to transform our energy system and address the crisis of global warming.  I look forward to working with Vermonters on these and many other important issues, the senator said.The swearing-in ceremony was re-enacted in the Old Senate Chamber with Vice President Biden administering the oath as Jane OMeara Sanders looked on. Washington, DC, 1.3.2013last_img read more

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Fed Survey: 25% of US households are ‘just getting by’

first_imgA quarter of U.S. households say they’re “just getting by” financially, a survey by the Federal Reserve shows.The Fed issued the first-time report Thursday, describing it as a snapshot of how Americans perceive their financial and economic well-being. The survey of about 4,100 households was conducted from Sept. 17 through Oct. 4, 2013.Thirteen percent said they were struggling to get by, and 34 percent reported they were somewhat worse off or much worse off than before the Great Recession hit in 2008.Other findings: a third of those who had applied for credit in the previous 12 months said they were turned down or given less than they requested, and 24 percent had some type of education debt.Thirty-one percent of people who aren’t retired said they had no retirement savings or pension, including 19 percent of those aged 55 to 64. Nearly half of adults weren’t actively thinking about financial planning for retirement, with 25 percent saying they had done no planning at all.Twenty-six percent of homeowners said they expected prices in their neighborhood to increase by as much as 5 percent in the 12 months following the survey period. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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New Bar password procedure outlined

first_img New Bar password procedure outlined Florida Bar members who don’t already have a password to access restricted areas of the Bar’s Web site will soon have an opportunity to select two methods to obtain one.A form will be mailed along with the annual membership fee statement enabling Bar members to instantly get a password to access members-only sections of the Bar’s Internet Web site.Communications Committee Chair-elect Richard Tanner presented details at the Board of Governors recent meeting.Having a password gives Bar members access to a variety of online services through the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org. Those include the Fastcase free legal research service, paying annual membership fees, changing their membership records such as their official Bar address, designating an inventory attorney for their practice, inquiring about their CLE credits, posting CLE credits for a course, and registering and paying for CLE courses.Members who want an instant password must provide the Bar with their e-mail address and the last four digits of their Social Security number, Tanner said, using the form in the annual membership fee statement. Once the Bar has received that information, the member can instantly get a password online through the Bar’s Web site by following the instructions.Having the e-mail address and last four digits of the member’s Social Security number enables the Bar to verify the specific member requesting the password, Tanner said.Members who don’t want to use the form will be able to use the current system. That system allows members to request a password online, but it is then mailed to them, a process that usually takes five to seven business days, he said.In response to a question, Tanner said that under public records laws, members’ e-mail addresses becomes public record once the Bar has them. However, the last four digits of their Social Security numbers remain confidential to prevent identity theft.Members who already have a password for the restricted areas will see no change and can continue to use their current password, Tanner said. However, the new system can be used if they lose or forget their password or need to replace it for security reasons. New Bar password procedure outlinedcenter_img May 15, 2007 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Taming temper tantrums: Are you doing it wrong?

first_imgToday:Research shows that 70 percent of children throw temper tantrums, according to parenting expert Michele Borba.Wait, what? Who are these 30 percent of calm children, and where can I get one?Just kidding – like most parents I’ve accepted that the occasional tantrum is going to be a kicking, screaming, brain-jarring pothole on the road to maturity.But researchers from Yale University and Kings College in the U.K. have been hard at work studying tantrums, and they say taming them is possible. It’s all about proper training – for the parents, not the children.“Hold those sticker charts, fancy point systems and our pleads and threats. Those techniques are largely ineffective in changing kid behavior for the long haul,” Borba says. In fact, experts say, most of the tried-and-true techniques taught by books are totally wrong.Read the whole story: Today More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Be a part of the Zlarin Millennium Photography

first_imgZlarin Tourist Board We invite all locals, friends and fans of Zlarin to 30.07.2016. starting at 18:30 p.m., they are participating in a unique event – taking a millennium photo.The last such photo in which all the inhabitants of Zlarin took part was Tijat’s birthday. Now the Facebook group Tijat u <3 and the photographer Šime Strikoman want to take a millennial photo in the shape of a coral necklace in honor of our Dadi. How could he not when it was his long-awaited and unfulfilled wish.For the purposes of filming, we will have a special guest - our beloved Tijat, who will translate all those interested from Šibenik for free and return to the city after posing on the Zlarin waterfront. The gathering is at 18:30 p.m. when the deployment of participants begins. The only conditions for participation are that everyone comes in red T-shirts and pre-enrolls in the office of the Zlarin Tourist Board.The photo shoot itself will take place at 19pm from a helicopter and we all need to be ready. Soon after taking the photo, you will also be able to buy the Coral Millennium Photo! Except for those who come from Šibenik, on July 29.07, at 18 pm we will have a 10 minute rehearsal on the Riva. Departure of Tijat (not related to the regular line) on 30.07. from Šibenik at 18:30, and return at 19:45.last_img read more

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CARIFESTA XII promises to be an unforgettable event – 12 days to go

first_img Getting ready for CARIFESTA Mar 20, 2017 Haiti making preparations for CARIFESTA XIIHaiti is currently making preparations to greet and host several thousands of people from the Region and other countries who are expected to converge there for CARIFESTA XII. The festival of arts and culture runs from August 21 to 30 and will feature events across the country. CARIFESTA, which is the largest…May 25, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARIFESTA XII Launch: a taste of vibrant, exciting event in AugustCARIFESTA XII in Haiti next month promises to be a vibrant and exciting event if the regional launch is anything to go by! Hundreds of Haitians and CARICOM delegates converged on the Ibo Lele Hotel for the regional launch of the regional mega-event on Tuesday evening. CARIFESTA will be held…July 8, 2015In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement Signed with HaitiWith the signing of the CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Haiti on Thursday 25 September 2014 in the city of New York and about eleven months to go, the host country, Member States, Associate Members and the CARICOM Secretariat as key stakeholders in this regional…September 30, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 17, 2017 Flashback to CARIFESTA XII – Haiti, 2015 You may be interested in… Jul 11, 2017center_img Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM congratulates Haiti Dec 31, 2015 CARIFESTA XII will be held in Haiti from 21-30 August, 2015. Artistic Consultant, L’Antoinette Stines invites all to what she is confident will be an “unforgettable event”.last_img read more

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