Fresh off a recently-completed fall tour, funk artists Lettuce have returned with a fresh batch of tour dates in 2017. The band just released a new EP, Mt. Crushmore, filled with funky classics unused from their 2015 Crush album. Make no mistake, these new songs rage as hard as any fresh Lettuce cuts, and were in full force during the two-night EP release party in New York.While Lettuce still has a few shows left to play in 2016, including Dominican Holidaze and a two-night New Year’s run with TAUK, the band has set their sights on 2017 with an extensive tour announcement. They’ll kick off the 2017 dates with two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl on January 3rd and 4th, before heading all through the country. The first leg of the tour ends with Jam Cruise, and the second leg runs from February 22nd through March 19th.Check out the full tour schedule below!LETTUCE TOUR DATES:November 26 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumDecember 1 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ Dominican HolidazeDecember 30 Portland, ME @ State Theatre – w/ TAUKDecember 31 Boston, MA @ House of Blues – w/ TAUKJanuary 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlJanuary 4 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlJanuary 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living ArtsJanuary 6 Washington, DC @ 9:30 ClubJanuary 7 Washington, DC @ 9:30 ClubJanuary 8 Richmond, VA @ National TheaterJanuary 10 Wilmington, NC @ Throne TheaterJanuary 11 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln TheaterJanuary 12 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music WorksJanuary 13 Athens, GA @ Georgia TheaterJanuary 15 Charleston, SC @ Music FarmJanuary 17 New Orleans, LA @ The RepublicJanuary 18 Mobile, AL @ Soul KitchenJanuary 19 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus LandingJanuary 20 Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise 15February 22 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue TheatreFebruary 23 Grand Rapids, MI @ The IntersectionFebruary 24 Chicago, IL @ Vic TheatreFebruary 25 Minneapolis, MN @ First AvenueFebruary 26 Omaha, NE @ SlowdownMarch 1 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie TheaterMarch 2 Aspen, CO @ Belly UpMarch 3 Aspen, CO @ Belly UpMarch 4 Park City, UT @ Park City LiveMarch 7 Missoula, MT @ Wilma TheatreMarch 9 Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 10 Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterMarch 11 Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterMarch 15 Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay CasinoMarch 16 Tahoe, NV @ Crystal Bay CasinoMarch 18 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram BallroomMarch 19 San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Dell Equips Father-Daughter Duo for Humanitarian Efforts in NepalThe following is a guest post by Mike Libecki, National Geographic Explorer, and brand ambassador for Dell Latitude Rugged. He is an adventurer, humanitarian and father. ************My daughter Lilliana recently turned 13 years old. Suddenly, she is ready to change the world. At only 13 years old, she has already been to all seven continents on the globe and 21 countries. One of the best lessons for her is to see the world and be inspired to make it a better place, ultimately creating and sharing joy in any way possible.Lilliana has grown up with a dad who lives the life of climbing and expeditions as a National Geographic Explorer; a life of traveling to exotic countries and remote desolate lands, all the while pushing the boundaries of climbing first ascents and grand adventures. If you step into our house, you might feel you are in some kind of museum with carvings, bones, paintings and rugs from around the world.Through growing and living in this environment, it’s only natural she wants to live a similar lifestyle. By the time she was 11, she had traveled with me to 15 countries and six continents, and became the youngest girl to do a ski expedition to Antarctica. But to Lilliana, her ultimate goal involves more than conquering new landscapes and surmounting great mountains, as she wants to combine the adventure with helping those in need.At just 11, she decided she wanted to try to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak and one of the world’s notorious “Seven Summits.” She had learned through her research that there were many orphanages in need in the area. Through a friend at The Human Outreach Project, we found an orphanage in Tanzania near the base of Mount Kilimanjaro called the Kilimanjaro Kids Community that was in desperate need of power, electricity and technology for education.Our plan was to first climb Kilimanjaro, then go to the orphanage and install new solar energy and computers. Through coordinated efforts with Dell and solar energy company, Goal Zero, we were able to deliver all the necessary solar panels, solar generators and Latitude laptops to bring sustainable energy to the orphanage and community. The experience at the African orphanage changed Lilliana’s life. When we returned from Africa, she immediately started researching others ways we could help the planet and people. It was her calling. You can enjoy a video of our experience here.In 2015 when earthquakes hit Nepal, it devastated the region, and Lillianna wanted to help. In response to the catastrophe, we began figuring out what the problems were in Nepal and what resources they needed most.We reached out again to our friends at the Human Outreach Project, Goal Zero, and Dell, and started planning our expedition to deliver supplies and aid to the lower Solukhumbu Valley and Sagarmatha National Parks in Nepal. While Goal Zero provided support and products for the solar energy needs, Dell, as part of its continued commitment to provide underserved youth with better access to technology, donated additional funding and Latitude laptops to help these communities rebuild. We shipped most of the equipment, but also checked in over 30 bags of additional product for the local people, including thousands of socks, fleece hats, sleeping pads, eating utensils, tools – the list goes on.Our total journey involved trekking more than 80 miles, enduring altitude, rain, and humidity. We witnessed people still rebuilding stone buildings and walls from the earthquake last year, but it did not affect their warm treatment toward us with many greeting us with “Namaste” along the way. We installed more than 5,000 pounds of solar panels and generators, along with internet modems and 20 Dell Latitude laptops at the schools, hospitals, dental clinics and community centers. Some of the most remote and in-need in the world.My daughter, Lilliana Libecki, said, “We were there to give the gift of joy and help better the quality of lives of the Nepalese people in general and that suffered from the Earthquake last year. What I did not realize, is that it was me (us) that received the gift of joy by being able to help them. They were so grateful, kind and humble. This experience changed my life forever. I am so inspired that I now just started my own nonprofit organization “The Joyineering Fund” to continue the humanitarian work. My daughter once again planted the seed for a huge humanitarian project that would enhance the quality of thousands of people’s lives.“In a world where we can be and do anything, be kind and do good.” – Lilliana Libecki, 13 years old, founder of the Joyineering Fund, a nonprofit humanitarian organization. </p><p>************National Geographic Explorer and Dell Rugged brand ambassador Mike Libecki has explored the most exotic and untouched places on planet seeking the most difficult climbs and first ascents that exist. Mike relies on Dell Rugged technology to perform in the harshest environments on the planet. He also does humanitarian expeditions that include bringing technology to remote cultures and people, including schools, orphanages and hospitals from Africa to Nepal. He is addicted to exploring the most mysterious and untouched areas on the planet. Mike has multiple first ascents and solo ascents on big rock walls and towers from Afghanistan to Antarctica on 70 expeditions and nearly 100 countries including notoriously risky and intensified environments. Mike is on track to achieve a life goal of 100 expeditions by the time he is 100 years old!
Natalie Weber | The Observer Sr. Mary Prudence Allen delivers the sixth Annual Human Dignity Lecture on Tuesday. Allen traced the philosophy of gender throughout the ages.She said Plato was the first philosopher to acknowledge all four of these elements in discussing gender relations. He first initiated a philosophical understanding of gender with his “unisex theory,” which proposed that men and women have no significant differences and are therefore equal in dignity. Aristotle, contrasting Plato, believed males to be naturally superior to females across all four of the gender concept categories — opposites, generation, wisdom and virtue — Allen said.“Aristotle’s ‘sex polarity theory’ drastically opposed Plato’s foundations of thought,” she said.Allen argued that while Aristotle was an empiricist, he did not possess a scientific understanding of the male and female bodies. “Aristotle didn’t understand female ovulation, and therefore speculated that males provided the seeds of life, while women merely represented the material for life to grow,” she said. In this way, Aristotle believed women to be defective forms of men, whose irrational powers could not be governed by the rational, Allen said. She said Aristotle asserted that women should remain silent in public and under men’s control. “While Aristotle was consistent in his beliefs, he was consistently wrong,” Allen said. While many of his beliefs relied on faulty biological assertions, Aristotle did assert that each human being consisted of both a physical body and a soul, Allen said.“His metaphysics of hylomorphism discussed that the human consists of matter and form, that each human being possesses a composite identity consisting of soul and body,” Allen said. The development of this idea influenced the studies of gender during the medieval period, she said. Medieval philosophers identified men and women as complementary — rather than opposed — beings, she said. “Philosophy during this time relied on the Bible, and specifically the book of Genesis, to strengthen ideas of gender,” Allen said. Allen said philosophers related passages from Genesis to demonstrate that although men and women have significantly differing bodies, they are equal in dignity and possess a synergetic relationship. “In addition, the two genders function together in order to establish intergenerational fruition,” she said. She said medieval notions of gender claimed the incarnation of Jesus Christ, his passion, death, resurrection, ascension and invitation to eternal life have the ability to be shared by all human beings, despite gender differences. “St. Thomas Aquinas strengthened this view by developing a hylomorphism with the soul consisting of both form and spirit,” Allen said. In the Renaissance and early humanist philosophic understanding of gender, Allen explained, an inevitable conflict arose in which the complementarity of gender was either threatened or defended. “During this time, four areas of discourse were traced, including academic, satirical, religious and humanist views of gender,” she said. While some traditional polarity satires devalued women, complementarity was defended by others. “This complementary view of gender slid into a reverse polarity of gender, which actually devalued men as inferior to women,” Allen said. These conflicting ideas of gender pushed into modern philosophical developments of gender, she argued. “Cartesian unisex dualism was introduced during this time, which shattered the unity of the human being, but strengthened the equality of man and woman,” she said. Gender in the 20th and 21st centuries has transitioned to an understanding of complementarity in men and women, Allen said, expressing concern that this view has been stretched to distortion within recent years. “There have now been perversions, corruptions and decays in the idea of the human person as a result of changing views in its relation to sex and gender ideologies, secular feminism and philosophers turned atheists,” she said. Allen said with new concepts of gender, feminism and atheistic philosophy arising, notions of gender have altered drastically. “Gender reality includes the whole person, while gender ideology has focused on metaphysical identity and invented self-concepts of one’s gender,” she said. “Each person is created with dignity and should be seen as their whole person.” Tags: 6th Annual Human Dignity Lecture, gender, philosophy of gender Sr. Mary Prudence Allen discussed the dignity of human gender at the sixth annual Human Dignity Lecture on Tuesday night. In the talk, she mapped out the history of gender constructions throughout time, beginning with ancient Greek philosophy and developing to notions of gender in the 20th and 21st centuries.She first identified the four elements in the concept of women, which was introduced in 384 B.C. as a part of Plato and Aristotle’s studies. “The four elements across which gender theories center include opposites, generation, wisdom and virtue,” Allen said.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Hey, Burnt Hills, Ballston Lake, regarding your sewer vote. Have you seen enough signs, read enough letters to the editor or seen enough road-side signs admonishing you to “do this or don’t do that?”How about this? Get the facts and do your own thinking.Make up your own mind. How about that?David W. ChristensenBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
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They expected a further 38 rich countries to join in coming days and said discussions continued with China. The United States has not signed up, having secured future supplies through bilateral deals.GAVI CEO Seth Berkley said on Thursday that the Cayman Islands, Chile, Israel, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates had signed up.Taiwan, which is not a member of WHO, said on Friday it had formally joined COVAX on Sept. 18. China views Taiwan as its own with no right to attend international bodies as a sovereign state. There was no immediate reply from the WHO for comment on Taiwan joining COVAX. Brazil and Argentina requested more time to commit to COVAX, which is led by the World Health Organization, after the deadline to join passed last Friday, saying they intended to join as soon as possible.Brazil has the world’s third-worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States and India, with more than 4.6 million cases. The death toll in Latin America’s largest country is 139,808, the second highest after the United States.Bolsonaro has been criticized by health experts for minimizing the severity of the coronavirus and opposing lockdowns in order to keep the economy going.A total of 156 countries had joined the COVAX facility, which aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of vaccines by the end of 2021, the WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance said on Monday . Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines through it, President Jair Bolsonaro’s office said.Brazil plans to use the COVAX facility, which gives access to several vaccine candidates in development globally, to buy enough supplies to immunize 10% of its population by the end of 2021, the office said in a statement on Thursday. That should cover Brazil’s “priority populations,” it said.Bolsonaro will issue decrees laying the legal groundwork to join COVAX in the official gazette, it said. Topics :
Image courtesy of Angola LNGChevron-led Angola LNG has signed its third LNG sales agreement during the month of September, tying up with Glencore. Under the multi-year agreement, Angola LNG will deliver LNG cargoes to Glencore Energy UK at destinations around the world.In its statement on Wednesday, Angola LNG noted that following on from the other the contract with Glencore adds to building a sales portfolio in the global LNG market.The $10 billion Angola LNG project includes a liquefaction plant located in Soyo that is able to produce 5.2 million tons per year of the chilled fuel.Angola LNG is a joint venture between Sonangol (22.8%), Chevron (36.4%), BP (13.6%), Eni (13.6%), and Total (13.6%).
Posted: 3 months ago Once delivered, the ships are scheduled to join the core fleet of Norden owned and long-term leased tanker and dry cargo vessels managed by the Asset Management business unit. Danish shipping company Norden has entered into a newbuilding contract with Chinese shipbuilder Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS) for four 61,000 dwt dry cargo Ultramax ships, expected to deliver during 2022. “Furthermore, the contracted vessels have been secured with the aim of trading the portfolio of bulk carriers within the prevailing market volatility to optimise our returns”. Norden has two more Ultramaxes on order set for delivery this year. The 62,000 dwt nebuildings are taking shape at the facilities of the Japanese shipbuilder Oshima, according to the data from VesselsValue. Norden teams up with Diamond S Shipping in product tanker consolidation drive Categories: On the other hand, ship owners are staying away from ordering new ships due to regulatory concerns and uncertainties, especially with regard to the design features of ships, as they are concerned that ships ordered today might become obsolete in 10-15 years. “With a demand outlook gradually returning to normal and a low orderbook, we believe it’s a good time to buy assets and secure competitively priced tonnage” says Henrik Lykkegaard Madsen, Head of Asset Management. Posted: 3 months ago “Having sold 10 dry cargo vessels since 2018, we believe asset prices have now declined sufficiently to present a good trading opportunity to buy,” Rindbo added. Norden’s CEO Jan Rindbo said that the contract was in line with the company’s strategy of ‘agile asset trading and active management’ of the company’s cyclical market exposure. Business & Finance The order is being placed at a time when COVID-19 has reduced ordering activity at global yards considerably. Clarksons Platou Shipbroking reported only one order last week, involving Boreal Transport’s contracts for five 350pax electric ferries at Sefine Shipyard in Turkey, with delivery understood to be in 2022.
Call for ‘common sense’ after teacher censured for carrying childStuff co.nz 9 November 2017Family First Comment: An expected outcome which we warned about. Removing a child to time-out is essentially a crime now. Parents – be warned. We’ve already seen parents suffer to doing similar.The president of a school principals’ association is calling for “common sense to prevail” after the Teachers Disciplinary Tribunal found a teacher guilty of misconduct for carrying a struggling child to the principal’s office.Pat Newman, president of the Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association, said the current legislation gave the tribunal hardly any choice but to find the teacher guilty.In the 2016 incident, the teacher had intervened after the boy was accused of hurting four classmates.When the boy refused to cooperate and grabbed hold of a bar, the teacher prised his fingers free, grabbed him by the waist with both arms and carried him to the principal.Under the legislation, teachers are permitted to restrain a child in the most minimal way possible, and only while the pupil is in the act that endangers themselves or another person.Newman said the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (Educanz) had to act, but argued the decision effectively handed over the control of schools to difficult children.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/98706191/Call-for-common-sense-after-teacher-censured-for-carrying-child?cid=app-iPhone
Officers of theMolo police station have yet to arrest Leo and his companions, who fled afterthe incident./PN According topolice investigation, the stabbing happened after a heated argument ensuedbetween the group of Leonard and Christopher around 8 p.m. on Nov. 17. LeonardIgnacio, 27, also a resident of the village, received treatment at the WesternVisayas Medical Center – also in Mandurriao district. ResidentsChristopher Geraga, 44, and Peter Cerveza, 39, were recuperating at the MedicalCity Hospital in Mandurriao district. They sustained stab wounds on thebody. Leonardreportedly tried to pacify his elder brother Leo who had a heated argument withGeraga. This prompted Geraga to stab Leonardo on the stomach. Ignacio’s group thenretaliated, attacking Geraga and Cerveza. ILOILO City – Astabbing incident in Barangay San Juan, Molo district left three personswounded.