Watch Dopapod Perform “Welcome To The Machine” At Resonance Music Festival [HD Video]

first_imgDopapod performed a set of Pink Floyd hits at the recent Resonance Music & Arts Festival at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH recently. The group has original drummer Neal ‘Fro’ Evans back behind the kit, driving the force behind the Wish You Were Here rocker. Watch incredible footage of their “Welcome To The Machine” performance courtesy of MK DEVO below!Check out guitarist Rob Compa and keyboardist Eli Winderman perform at this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive event on Saturday, October 22nd as part of Roosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down, alongside a massive lineup of ridiculous talent that spans the jam, funk, and livetronica scenes. All information about Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.last_img read more

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Poetry with personages

first_imgElisa New is used to being asked about celebrity.Even before the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature launched the television part of her multimedia initiative “Poetry in America” in April, New had hip-hop artist Nas reading Walt Whitman and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry reading Carl Sandburg in her online Extension School course, “Poetry in America for Teachers: The City from Whitman to Hip Hop” (created in part with a faculty fellowship from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning).For the television series, presented by WGBH Boston and distributed by American Public Television, she reaches further, sitting down with the likes of Bono, Bill Clinton, and Shaquille O’Neal for in-depth discussions of one poem in each 24-minute episode.“Celebrities?” Sitting in a conference room down the hall from her Vanserg studio, New muses on the word. “I think of them as readers, as poetry readers. Whether that person is Bono or a first-year design student at the New School, a deliveryman, or Herbie Hancock, two humans beings sitting across the table from each other with a powerful text between them are bound to a kind of intellectual adventure.” That adventure, says the author of “New England Beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature,” is the heart of “the experience of the liberal arts classroom.”Fame doesn’t matter, she says, because it gets stripped away in the face of poetry. Reading these works, “they show themselves,” said New. “They show who they really are, and this is really moving to me.”She cited the example of former Vice President Joe Biden, who teared up while reading Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays” about fatherhood. Or O’Neal, who at first appeared to consider his appearance, reading Edward Hirsch’s “Fast Break,” to be “a kick,” as New put it. “Then in the middle of it he discovers, ‘Oh, it’s more complicated.’ And he has to reckon with the experience.”Such, said New, is the “democratizing, human power” of poetry. “We know it’s Bill Clinton who is sitting there, and the person who comes next is an 11-year-old, but they kind of say the same thing,” she said.The series, which was five years in the making and begins broadcasting in New York this Sunday, relies as much on New’s scholarship and Harvard’s resources as on its star power. “The deeper the knowledge the better,” she said. For an episode in which actress and politician Cynthia Nixon read Emily Dickinson’s “I cannot dance upon my Toes,” for example, the show explored the Harvard theater and dance collection. As Nixon, who played the poet in the film “A Quiet Passion,” read, her voice was paired with video of dancer and choreographer Jill Johnson and prints of ballerinas who were Dickinson’s contemporaries. “We went to the archives of the 1840s and 1850s,” said New. “Who knows what the last time was that anyone went into this box?”Such visuals add context and depth, and taught the teacher a few new tricks. “I’ve learned that you don’t have to say everything,” said New. “There’s some things you can show. There’s some things you can do with music. Some things you can do with a pause. Learning how to use this whole wonderful toolkit has been really great.”For New, what has been enlightening about this experience is not so much the universal power of poetry — that’s a given — but how a new medium can extend her range.“What I’m trying to do with TV is to bring 35 years of what I’ve learned of what’s powerful in the classroom,” she said. Her experience with the television show, as well as her online course, also fed back into the classroom as she relaunched her Gen Ed course “Poetry in America” this past year, using a blended format that includes video and innovative multimedia.“There is a world out there that cares very deeply about the humanities, and we really need to serve that world,” she said. With her newly enlarged multimedia, multifaceted toolkit, “I think of myself as training the humanists of the future.”To learn more about the Poetry in America series, and to stream additional episodes, please visit:  http://www.poetryinamerica.org/tv-series/.last_img read more

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November 2013 Issue of BRO Out Now!

first_imgAnother issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is out on newsstands and online, and we could not be happier. Our November, 2013 issue brings you the results of our Best Mountain Towns in the Blue Ridge reader poll! After 34,000 votes, you chose the winners, we featured them, and they did not disappoint. Find out which towns came out on top in the four categories: Best Trail Town, Best River Town, Best Beer Town, and Best Music Town. We then head underground for two amazing stories on caving in the Blue Ridge. The first is a unique look at the history and future of Mammoth Cave National Park and its extensive system of caves, underground rivers, and unique species of critters that thrive in the dark and dank environment. We then head to Georgia’s Pettijohn’s Cave where we examine caving in the time of the devastating White Nose Syndrome.Hop in the saddle for two very cool biking features. BRO contributor Graham Averill enlists a couple of his buddies to cycle Newfound Gap Road through Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the most scenic, but also the most dangerous, roads to cycle in the Southeast. They live to tell the tale, which is hilarious. Pro cyclist and Virginia native Ben King traded his skinny tires for fat ones and won the Shenandoah Mountain 100 mountain bike race. We also enlist outdoor writer and fly fishing guide book author Beau Beasley to shed some light on the current state of the King’s Grant land use issues that are getting anglers and paddlers in hot water with the law across the state of Virginia. Our November issue wraps up with a debate on prescribed burns in the Linville Gorge Wilderness, a look at the emergence of aerial media in the outdoor industry, and an interview with Asheville, N.C.’s Town Mountain who won Band of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS ISSUE OR OTHER ISSUES IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!FeaturesBest Mountain Towns 2013Mammoth Cave: The Next FrontierWho Owns the Hazel River?EssaysKing of the Mountain: Ben King Wins the SM100Caving in the Time of White Nose SyndromeCycling the Most Dangerous Road in the SoutheastDepartmentsDebate: Prescribed Burns in the Linville Gorge Wilderness?Eye in the Sky: Drones are Watching You PlayMountain Lion MysteryTown Mountain Wins Big at the IBMA Awardslast_img read more

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Dominican Republic Scores Record Cocaine Seizures as Trafficking Routes Change

first_imgBy Dialogo January 30, 2012 Dominican drug enforcement authorities set a record for annual cocaine seizures by seizing more than 8,000 kilograms of the white powder last year — reflecting a determination by the government of President Leonél Fernandez to fight drug trafficking in the country. Regional security expert Bruce Bagley, who’s written widely about drug trafficking in the Caribbean, said drug cartels — having been dismembered in Colombia by the $8 billion Plan Colombia — are meeting fierce resistance in Mexico under the Merida Initiative and are now rebuilding old routes in the Caribbean. “There has been a massive increase in traffic into the Caribbean in the last two years,” said Bagley, “There is a reverse dispersion of organized crime increasingly re-establishing routes that were previously in place.” The country’s geographic location also makes it vulnerable to drug trafficking from a number of angles, Bagley said. “The Dominican Republic is a jumping-off point to Europe, where the market is booming and the prices are high,” he told Diálogo. “It’s on the supply route through Florida, up the East Coast into Canada and also the supply routes to West Africa, where it continues on into Europe from the South.” Record drug bust at La Romana airport On Dec. 15, members of the country’s Tactical Division of Sensitive Investigations (DITIS) confiscated 1,077 kilos of cocaine at La Romana airport on the country’s southeastern shore. Dutch citizen Nicolass Johannes Maria and British citizen Edgar Rowson were arrested, along with 17 members of the Dominican government’s Specialized Airport Security Corps, the Immigration Department and the National Drug Control Directorate, said spokesman Roberto Lebrón. The cocaine likely traveled by speedboat from South America to La Romana, where it was loaded on a 24-seat Challenger jet plane that had filed a flight plan taking the jet to Antwerp, Belgium, said Lebrón. Security officials lowered the boom on the drug-trafficking operation after 20 suitcases containing the cocaine had already been loaded on the aircraft, surprising Maria and Rowson just prior to takeoff. Members of the immigration department were arrested under suspicion of creating conditions for trafficking by expediting the departure of the two Europeans from the Dominican Republic in return for an unspecified amount of money. The detained members of the Specialized Airport Security Corps and National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) are also suspected of having taken bribes for their cooperation in transporting the drugs. DNCD chief Rolando Rosado told reporters that proceeds from the sale of the cocaine were to have been used for terrorist activities in an unnamed foreign country. According to a story posted on the directorate’s website, authorities are seeking individuals of Lebanese descent in connection with the seizure. In October 2011, members of the DNCD made another huge bust, seizing 1,098 kilos of cocaine camouflaged as medical equipment bound for Le Havre, France, though the multimodal port of Caucedo, near Santo Domingo. Drug kingpin extradited to Puerto Rico Another indication of Fernández’s emerging political will to attack the drug trafficking problem was the arrest Dec. 9 of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Miguel Rivera Díaz, who had hid out in the Dominican Republic — carrying on business with impunity — for 10 years. The Dominican National Police tracked Rivera Díaz down in a neighborhood in western Santo Domingo, arresting the drug boss as he walked out of his hideout for a haircut, according to press reports. Following his capture, Rivera was quickly returned to Puerto Rico, where he had been one of the island’s most wanted fugitives. Rivera pocketed $40 million from the trafficking at least 2,500 kilos of cocaine through Puerto Rico over the last few months, according to official sources.last_img read more

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Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committee

first_img September 1, 2003 Regular News Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committee John Berry, the executive director of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism, has become chair of the ABA’s Committee on Professionalism.Berry, who also used to run The Florida Bar’s Lawyer Regulation operations, said he hopes to use his new position to promote a professionalism action plan drawn up by the National Conference of Chief Justices.That plan calls on state bars and law schools to improve their professionalism efforts.Berry’s particular goal is to work with law schools to find out what programs and courses they have that successfully promote professionalism, and then share those with schools across the country.“We’re going to connect with as many people around the country as want to work with that,” he said. “I’ve always felt that law schools need to move off the emphasis on intellect and include an emphasis on our need to serve the public.”It’s also a chance to get diverse organizations – the judges’ conference, state bars, law schools, and the ABA – all working on a common professionalism effort. That the justices conference, made up of all the state supreme court chief justices in the country, unanimously adopted a plan is significant, Berry said.“They have felt so strongly that an emphasis needs to be made both within the bars and the law schools to improve professionalism that they have a national action plan, and more important they even have an implementation plan,” he said. “The national action plan and the implementation plan is reflective of an interest of the highest levels of the legal field.”Berry said Florida has already made significant steps, with the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Bar’s Center for Professionalism, and the Bar’s Committee on Professionalism, as well as several programs in state law schools.Berry assumed his new post at the ABA’s Annual Meeting last month.center_img Berry takes charge of ABA’s Professionalism Committeelast_img read more

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New Hyde Park Teen Charged With Fatal DWI

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager who was allegedly high on drugs has been accused of causing a crash that killed a 55-year-old man and injured the victim’s wife and daughter in New Hyde Park.Nassau County police arrested 17-year-old Deepak Kumar of New Hyde Park on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving while ability impaired drugs.Police said Kumar was driving a Toyota Camry westbound on Second Avenue when he crashed into a Ford Fusion at the corner of Covert Avenue at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday.The driver of the Camry was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. His 38-year-old wife, who was found unconscious, and 6-year-old daughter, who suffered a fractured leg, were taken to a local hospital for treatment.Officers found Kumar to be in intoxicated and took him into custody at the scene.Kumar will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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3 issues to address before moving to ECM in the cloud

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I distinctly recall the moment a few years ago when, as a bumbling new dad trying to calm down a very loud screaming baby boy in the foyer of a theatre, I was confronted by a random stranger. This lady’s proposal/demand was that she hold the baby while I could go and locate his mother.Are you kidding me? I don’t remember my exact response, but I’m glad my son was too young to understand. As I realized, it’s difficult to put what you care about most in the hands of strangers.The same could be said for organizations deciding if they should put their content in the cloud. If you’re thinking of making this transition, using an enterprise content management (ECM) or enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution or both, there are three issues you must address before putting your information in the hands of a cloud-based vendor who will manage your information for you: Trust, comfort and control. continue reading »last_img read more

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Local students make residents smile, one random act of kindness at a time

first_imgAt Confluence Park in Binghamton, students gathered to put together water bottle kits, carnations with affirmation cards, literacy kits and homeless kits. Liberty Partnership is a New York State Department of Education program through Binghamton University with the project housed in Binghamton City School District, Union-Endicott, Susquehanna Valley and Johnson City schools. “They decided to do water bottle kits for little kits that have goodies inside. They also made up bigger water bottles for adults that have gift cards, essentials and treats inside, really just to put a smile on people’s faces,” said Autumn Loke the Liberty Partnership Lead Student Counselor. After consulting with counselors of the program they were cleared to center their project around this theme. This year’s theme was “Separate but Together.” Students felt separated from their community during the quarantine. The students hit the streets to distribute the carnations and water bottle kits, hoping to make a positive impact in the lives of random citizens.center_img Every summer students come up with a theme to identify issues in the community and address them. In a Facebook post, the Binghamton City School District said that Social Distancing and Sanitizing procedures were being practiced. “We want to let everyone know that even with quarantine people may feel alone at times, that we are all going through this together. So this summer we created ways to go around and do random acts of kindness to aid the less fortunate and those who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Xymirer Thomas a Teen Leader with the project. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Liberty Program comprised of Binghamton University, Binghamton Highschool and some Endicott students were working to put smiles on people’s faces in Binghamton Wednesday morning.last_img read more

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Office overview Middle of the road

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Top 5 affordable inner-city suburbs

first_imgHigh buyer demand, limited land availability and abundance of amenity is pushing up the cost of inner-city housing, with buyers paying a premium in order to secure a home.The liveability of an Australian capital city generally increases substantially as you move closer to the city centre. The reason being that the provision of roads and public transport are better, there is more local social and retail amenity and emergency services and hospitals are more readily available.Furthermore, the better schools are often also located around the inner-city suburbs.As a result, demand for housing in these areas is typically much higher resulting in the cost also being higher.Unit stock offers a much more affordable entry point into the inner-city areas.We took a look to find where suburbs with the most affordable median value are located within 10km of the CBD.The point that is immediately noticeable is how much higher the median value is for houses within the suburbs listed in Sydney, compared with other capital cities.Turrella is the most affordable suburb listed in Sydney with a median house value of $839,676 which is significantly higher than the most expensive median value listed across all other capital cities. It is a similar story for Sydney units although the gap isn’t as large compared to the other capital cities as it is for houses. Branching out: Australia’s best middle-ring suburbsIn all cities, unit stock offers a much more affordable entry point into the inner-city areas, given this it is no wonder that unit construction in inner-city areas is booming across most cities.In the more expensive cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Canberra – it has become increasingly difficult over recent years to secure houses close to the city at relatively affordable prices.This is a trend that is anticipated to continue over the coming years given that buyers are willing to pay a premium for the lifestyle benefits associated with living closer to the city centre.Top five affordable inner-city suburbsSuburbs within 10km of the CBD with the lowest median house and unit pricesSydney housesTurrella – $839, 676Sydenham – $845,771St Peters – $920, 169Tempe – $921, 390Waterloo – $936, 540Sydney unitsEastlakes – $484, 487Marrickville – $552, 712Newtown – $559, 175Darlington – $559, 638Potts Point – $565, 141This St Peters terrace house is close to transport and Sydney Park. View listing. Melbourne housesBellfield – $582, 573Maidstone – $588, 514Footscray – $618, 235West Footscray – $631, 460Preston – $675, 973Melbourne unitsCarlton – $316, 217West Footscray – $325, 258Kingsville – $328, 551Burnley – $336, 802Gardenvale – $338, 835This renovated three-bedroom weatherboard in West Footscray is close to recreational facilities and local parks. View listing.Brisbane housesRocklea – $353, 030Keperra – $439, 015Tingalpa – $478, 686Salisbury – $485, 470Nathan – $487, 265Brisbane unitsHolland Park West – $347, 010Gordon Park – $347, 497Kedron – $347, 712Tingalpa – $348, 072Moorooka – $350, 756This three-bedroom Keperra home is close to schools and shops and has a huge backyard. View listing.Adelaide housesDry Creek – $244, 847Gepps Cross – $333, 113Kilburn – $352, 051Woodville Gardens – $353, 125Mansfield Park – $353, 994Adelaide unitsKilburn – $233, 106Angle Park – $238, 842Blair Athol – $239, 454Brooklyn Park – $245, 385Mansfield Park – $245, 385This Kilburn unit is close to schools, shops and public transport. View listing.Perth housesMore from newsUp-and-coming suburbs set to boom20 Apr 2015Australia’s fastest selling suburbs13 Mar 2015Osborne Park – $431, 036Westminster – $460, 403Nollamara – $462, 355Glendalough – $466, 904Tuart Hill – $481, 045Perth unitsMount Hawthorn – $288, 137Glendalough – $335, 259Wembley – $356, 535Osborne Park – $361, 181Maylands – $363, 422Restaurants and cafes are just a stroll away from this two-bedroom Tuart Hill home. View listing.Hobart housesClarendon Vale – $156, 078Risdon Vale – $177. 480Rokeby – $197, 172Goodwood – $205, 217Warrane – $229, 891Hobart unitsGlenorchy – $199, 303Montrose – $208, 519Rokeby – $214, 224Lutana – $218, 931Moonah – $219, 255On a large block, this Goodwood home is just minutes from everything you need – schools, shops, restaurants and the cinema. View listing.Darwin housesMalak – $569, 447Millner – $575, 243Anula – $579, 677Moil – $584, 000Jingili – $609, 427Darwin unitsMalak – $359, 780Millner – $412, 121Coconut Grove – $421, 826Marrara – $425, 720Nightcliff – $443, 891Escape the Darwin heat and relax under the palms in the courtyard of this Coconut Grove home. View listing.Canberra housesPage – $462, 193Scullin – $464, 600Evatt – $500, 985Florey – $526, 179Giralang – $532, 041Canberra unitsCurtin – $306, 188Chifley – $313, 181Hawker – $314, 369Lyons – $320, 208Downer – $321, 212Close to local primary and secondary schools, this three-bedroom Page duplex is great low-maintenance living. View listing.last_img read more

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