WinterWonderGrass Steamboat Announces “Grass After Dark” Late-Night Shows With Billy Strings, Infamous Stringdusters, & More

first_imgIn February, WinterWonderGrass will return to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for its seventh-annual event. Scheduled for February 22nd through 24th, the fan-favorite winter bluegrass and roots festival lineup includes Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and many more.This week, WinterWonderGrass unveiled their annual “Grass After Dark” late-night performances for Steamboat. The after-hours shows will take place between at different Steamboat Springs venues.The Thunderhead Lodge, located at the top of the gondola, will host the California Honeydrops on Friday, February 22nd; Fruition on Saturday, February 23rd; and Billy Strings along with the WinterWonderGrass All-Stars on Sunday, February 24th. Steamboat Grand will host The Lil Smokies, Tenth Mountain Division, plus very special guests on Friday, and on The Infamous Stringdusters on Saturday. Love Canon and Jack Cloonan Band will play Schmiggity’s on Friday, followed by Jeff Austin Band and Wood Belly on Saturday. The WinterWonderGrass late-night announcement wraps up with Della Mae and Lindsay Lou at The Chief Theater on Saturday.Festival tickets are not required to purchase “Grass After Dark” tickets. All Grass After Dark shows are 21+, and tickets are limited in capacity and expected to sell out quickly. Tickets for all late-night WinterWonderGrass shows are on sale now here.All single-day, 3-day GA and VIP tickets for the seventh annual WinterWonderGrass Colorado are sold out.last_img read more

Nursing student analyzes prison healthcare

first_imgThe latest event in Saint Mary’s “Justice Fridays” series featured junior nursing student Annie McGarrigle, who offered her perspective on healthcare in United States prisons.“I wanted to talk about this topic because I am a big believer in human dignity in the hospital setting as well as outside the hospital,” she said. “The ideas of healthcare regarding inmates really interest me, but more importantly, they really concern me.”Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer On an international scale, McGarrigle said prisons in the United States host more inmates than any other nation.“The prison population in the United States is the greatest in the world with about 750 people for 100,000,” she said. “Whereas in places like India, it’s 30 people for 100,000 and China 119, and then in Russia it’s 628.“In total there are more than 1.5 million people incarcerated each year, and 650,000 inmates are released each year as well.”During the discussion, McGarrigle said the nation’s infrastructure is not meant to contain this many inmates, and therefore, they are not getting the correct amount and type of care.“In the United States, the Department of Correction estimates that it’s holding 50 percent more people than it’s designed to, and that’s really dangerous because the people that are receiving care in this facility are more likely to have substance abuse issues, mental health problems, are more likely to have STDs and to be at risk for unplanned pregnancies,” she said. “So it’s really important that they’re receiving the care they deserve.”Along with the recent budget cuts, jails in the U.S. are acting as more than just correction facilities, McGarrigle said.“Our jails actually act more like hospitals, asylums, drug treatment facilities and retirement homes,” she said. “A lot of the people who can’t afford to do rehab treatment centers actually tend to commit crimes just to go to jails so they can receive the medication that they wouldn’t get on the outside.”McGarrigle said one in seven inmates also takes prescription drugs prior to incarceration.“Twenty-one percent of the federal inmates, 24 percent of the state inmates and 37 percent of the local inmates stopped taking those medications when they were incarcerated, which is also really dangerous because medications work by providing a steady amount of chemicals in the blood stream,” she said. “And so if you stop that, you’re going to get withdrawals, causing more problems than you started with, and may end up back in the system shortly after.”McGarrigle said it is also possible to help women in prison by using their sentence as a window of opportunity to provide them with the healthcare they need and may not be able to receive otherwise.“They could be getting the required reproductive screenings they need,” she said. “Cervical cancer, breast cancer screenings, STI tests, HIV testing, all of that provided by a federal or state prison would make such a difference to the women who are either staying there in the prison or going home.”Education is power, McGarrigle said, and it is especially important in prisons.“One of the really great things the United States has going for it is called DTAP, which is the Drug Treatment Center in New York City,” she said. “It offers residential, long-term treatment for non-violent, repeat offenders, and it’s actually shown to be really cost effective.”McGarrigle said she is considering bringing her own nursing talents to help in jails after graduation.“I think that everyone’s capable of love,” she said. “I think everybody’s deserving of love, and so regardless of someone’s past, I think that they should receive the best care possible. And I also think they should receive the care that I would.“The moral of the story is that no one is exactly right, and no one knows exactly how to treat this situation, but all I know is that there’s definitely room for improvement, and I think that we can all agree upon that no matter your political standpoint on it all.”Tags: Annie McGarrigle, Healthcare, Justice Fridays, prisonslast_img read more

SMC College Republicans and Democrats discuss immigration reform

first_imgCaitlyn Jordan | The Observer Members of the bipartisan debate discuss the recent influx of undocumented child immigrants in the United States and the impact of immigration on the nation.In her opening statement, junior Angge Roncal Bazan, a representative from College Democrats, said most children are migrating from areas in Latin America fraught with economic and social turmoil.“They are crossing into the United States in search of refuge,” Roncal said. “The reason they come is because the living conditions in their home countries have become increasingly unstable for reasons like trauma, stress, violence and abuse.”A large issue in the debate was the question of whether to send children back to the situations they had left when they crossed the border.O’Toole said there is a need to reform both border control and immigration.“To a certain extent, it gets out of our hands. If every child in the world said, ‘Take me in or I’m going to be killed,’ it would become too much,” O’Toole said.Junior Bri O’Brien, a representative of College Democrats, responded by saying there are 60,000 unaccompanied minors in the U.S. This is a small number compared to the nearly 420,000 deportations President Barack Obama has authorized, she said.Roncal said the Democrat party believes this system has to change.“The Democrats believe in a more permanent solution that keeps families together,” Roncal said.Shannon Golden, junior and representative of College Republicans, responded by saying it was important to prioritize the needs of legal citizens.“There is injustice going on throughout the world and [we can’t take] everyone that’s being victimized — as much as you would love to do that, we have [many] American citizens without food, without a roof over their head that we need to worry about first, before we can think about people that are trying to come into this country,” Golden said. Saint Mary’s “Week of Action” hosted a bipartisan debate between representatives of the College Republicans and College Democrats clubs Thursday at the College. The issue of the debate was the immigration of unaccompanied minors into the United Sates.The event began with an opening statement from College Republicans representatives. Senior and College Republicans president Nicole O’Toole said she thinks it is important to debunk the stereotype that Republicans are anti-immigration.“We are all immigrants, we are all American,” O’Toole said. “This is not to say that our immigration policies are not in need of dire changes.” Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer SMC College Republicans and Democrats convene to debate immigration policy as part of La Fuerza’s “Week of Action.”In response to a question from the audience on the relationship between Catholic social responsibility and immigration, Roncal said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) believe it is the Church’s duty to respect all who come the U.S. for safety.She said the USCCB believes we have a “responsibility to help those in need.”A closing statement by the College Republicans emphasized the importance of immigration reform.“The goal is not to send children back, but to make sure no more [children] come in,” Golden said.She said although there is no clear solution yet, the U.S. must reform how illegal children are treated.Roncal delivered the College Democrats’ closing statement, highlighting the importance of keeping families together.Tags: College Democrats, College Republicans, immigration debate, Week of Actionlast_img read more

Happy Birthday, Something Rotten! The 10 Stages of Putting on a Musical

first_img7. Ready for Previews 3. First Costume Fitting Something Rotten! 6. Too Many Showmances  10. Early Call Time 2. Hearing the Score Live for the First Time Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 8. Opening Night Relief 9. Reviews Are In! Related Shows 5. Lousy Day at Rehearsal Brian d’Arcy James and the cast of ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) 4. Great Day at Rehearsal Something Rotten! welcomed audiences to the Renaissance on April 22, 2015, and has been leaving everyone in stitches ever since. Helmed by Casey Nicholaw and boasting a cast of Broadway faves (Christian Borle, Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders, to name a few), Rotten! received 10 Tony Award nominations and earned Borle his second win. To celebrate the tuner’s first eggcellent year on Broadway, here are the 10 stages of putting on a musical—Rotten! style.1. When You Get the Part View Commentslast_img read more

Business groups challenge stormwater ruling

first_imgGBIC & LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHAMBER ANNOUNCE INTENT TO CHALLENGE WATER RESOURCES BOARD DECISION ON STORMWATERBURLINGTON – On behalf of the business community in northwestern Vermont, GBIC will appeal the October 14th Water Resources Board (WRB) ruling that requires the unprecedented application of the federal Clean Water Act and NPDES program to stormwater discharges from impervious surfaces in impaired waterways.Along with the Lake Champlain Chamber, GBIC and a diverse group of municipalities, business people, engineers and legislators, constructed a framework that would have cleaned up polluted watersheds and allowed for reasonable growth. Last session, the Legislature believed they had achieved a comparable success when they addressed stormwater pollution in a comprehensive way by passing Act 140. The collaborative heralded it as Vermont’s solution to Vermont’s problem.Despite the considerable collaborative effort over the past year, on Thursday, October 14th, the WRB issued a surprising decision regarding Vermont’s stormwater permitting program. The decision has the potential to halt the clean-up process that the State Legislature began this year with the passage of Act 140. The WRB ruled that a federal permit must regulate stormwater discharges in impaired watersheds, even though no such permit will be available for 3-5 years. Furthermore, the failure to get a permit exposes anyone who owns an impervious surface in these watersheds to suit in federal court by anyone.”The economic impacts of this decision are dire and the environmental impacts are even worse,” said Ernie Pomerleau, GBIC Board member and owner of Pomerleau Real Estate. “Pollution will continue to flow into our water unchecked and projects that would have cleaned these streams are sidelined.”In light of the WRB ruling’s environmental and economic implications, GBIC and other stakeholders will be appealing the decision. In addition to the appeal, GBIC and the Lake Champlain Chamber will consider a multi-faceted approach to solving the stormwater problem, including legislative and broad-based community outreach efforts.”GBIC looks forward to working on the WRB case with the other appellants,” said Frank Cioffi, GBIC President. “It is imperative that we move forward with cleaning our waterways and promoting economic development.”For more information, contact Mary Sprayregen at 863-3489 ext. 206 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).The LCRCC is a non-profit organization that provides socially responsible leadership to enhance the economic environment of the Lake Champlain Region and Vermont. GBIC is a private non-profit economic development corporation that serves as a catalyst for industrial and economic growth in Chittenden County.# # #last_img read more

Game on! Esports officially becomes a sport in Indonesia

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry and the Indonesian Sports Council (KONI) have recognized esports as a sports field, allowing video games to be contested in official competitions such as the National Games (PON).The recognition was announced during the KONI’s national virtual meeting from Aug. 25 to 27. The government also inaugurated the Indonesian Esports Central Board (PB ESI) as an association to foster athletes and hold competitions.PB ESI operational director, police general Comr. Gen. Bambang Sunarwibowo, said esports deserved to be recognized as an official sport because it required athletes to be skilled in “speed, agility and strategy, just like any other sports.” Read also: What they talk about when they talk about Indonesian e-sportsHe added that the sport had been included in national and international sport competitions, such as the 2018 Asian Games, which hosted competitions of video games such as League of Legends and Pro Evolution Soccer as demonstration events.A year later, esports was contested in the medal program of the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.KONI secretary-general Ade Lukman conveyed his support for esports’ future in the country. “Hopefully, under PB ESI, Indonesian esports athletes and teams can earn achievements at the international level and make the nation proud.”The government has vowed to develop the gaming industry as well as esports as one of the drivers for the country’s economic growth.Topics :last_img read more

Granit Xhaka describes the type of player Arsenal should be signing this transfer window

first_imgAdvertisement Granit Xhaka describes the type of player Arsenal should be signing this transfer window Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 2:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13Shares Commentcenter_img Granit Xhaka knows what Arsenal need to look for in the transfer market (Picture: Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has outlined the kind of players Arsenal should be targeting this summer, saying that he needs team-mates that can make an impact on the mental side of the game.The Gunners are having a slow summer in the transfer market, operating under a limited budget, thought to be around £45m.Gabriel Martinelli has arrived from Ituano and both William Saliba and Dani Ceballos are expected to be signed, but Saliba will return to Saint-Etienne on loan.Unai Emery’s side have been linked to a string of names, including Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Tierney, Everton Soares, Nicolas Pepe and Malcom, but none have come to fruition as yet.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTXhaka, who played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal’s 2-2 friendly draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday, has been clear to point out that footballing talent is not enough to make the difference at the Emirates.‘It is not only important to take players who can play,’ said Xhaka. ‘In my opinion, you have to take players that have a good mentality as well.‘They push the team in a good [moment] but as well in a bad [moment].’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Swiss midfielder will be one of five captains at Arsenal this season, a system that Emery likes to employ to encourage leadership throughout the team.Xhaka has gone even further, though, claiming that even five skippers is not enough in one squad.‘You need more than five [captains],’ said the 26-year-old. ‘All the players have to be captains on the pitch.‘It is not the guys who have the armband. He looks good on the pitch because he has the armband but in the end we have to work & we have to speak all together on the pitch.’MORE: Sam Allardyce sends warning to Arsenal over Wilfried Zaha transfer moveMORE: Arsenal not giving up on Kieran Tierney transfer deal Advertisementlast_img read more

Eni to take up $4 billion impairment hit due to lower oil price outlook

first_imgThe amountof the estimated impairment losses are expected to be recorded in Eni’sconsolidated results for the second-quarter 2020 due to be released on 30 July 2020. The company is assuming that the long-term price for Brent would stand at a long-term price $60 a barrel from 2023 onwards, down from a previous forecast of $70. Eni addedthat it was still working on its assessment of the impairments and that theestimate might vary by around 20 per cent, up or down. Of the pre-taximpairment charges estimated at $3.16 billion, the Italian firm expectswrite-downs of about $2.26 billion related to its upstream assets and around $900million in its refining operations. The estimate also includes devaluation oftax credits of around $790 million. Eni said onMonday that it was cutting its forecasts for oil and gas prices, both in theshort and long term. Eni confirmsemissions reduction strategy Eni added onMonday that the market developments linked to the spread of the COVID-19pandemic made the robustness of the company’s strategic path and its long-termchoices even more compelling. For theyears 2020-2022, Brent prices are expected respectively at $40, 48, and 55 per barrel,compared to the previous assumptions of $45, 55, and 70 per barrel Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s CEO, said: “We confirm our strategy to become a leader in the decarbonization process, notwithstanding the enduring impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and the company. center_img Namely, thedistinctive element of this strategy is the fixed 2050 absolute emissionsreduction target of 80 per cent covering all of the company’s products. According toBP, non-cash impairment charges and write-offs in the second quarter areestimated to be in an aggregate range of $13 billion to $17.5 billion post-tax. Italian oil major Eni is expecting to report impairments of around 3.5 billion euros (cca. $3.96 billion) as a result of a lower outlook for energy prices. This is wellabove the 70 per cent threshold indicated by the IEA in the SustainableDevelopment Scenario that tracks the reduction of emissions compatible with theParis Agreement. “Our changed long-term assumptions reached four months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflect our current expectations about future prices and will be incorporated in our processes of capital allocation”. Eni is not the first major company to announce such an impairment hit. Namely, BP is also expecting massive reductions to asset values during the second quarter of 2020 as a result of the combined hit of the oil price plunge and the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are assessing how to speed up our plans. This ongoing evolution will allow the company to achieve a better-balanced portfolio, reducing the exposure to the volatility of hydrocarbon prices, while progressing towards our targets of sustainability and profitability.last_img read more

Mayor Of Roseau Calls On Residents and Members of The City Council To Play Their Part

first_imgLocalNews Mayor Of Roseau Calls On Residents and Members of The City Council To Play Their Part by: – May 6, 2011 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 42 Views   no discussions Share The Mayor of Roseau HIS Worship Mr. Cecil Joseph has made a call to residents of the cityof Roseau to pay their rates in order to maintain and enhance the city. He made this call during DBS’s Talking Point talk show with host Alvin Knight.Click to listen to audio:  He also made mention of the members of the Roseau City Council who are laid back and relaxed and doing little or no work which cannot continue. He said that they should hear the cry and understand the problem of the city.Click here to listen to audio:The Mayor reminded the public that the city belongs to all of us and therefore we should all ensure that we play our part in its development and enhancement.News Reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

NegOcc rejects return of 88 stranded OFWs

first_imgThe Western Visayas Regional TaskForce on COVID-19 recently drew up protocols on returning OFWs. * OFWs shall submit their COVID-19real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test results from their country oforigin should it be available. BACOLOD City – Theprovincial government of Negros Occidental has refused to accept the return ofsome 88 Negrense seafarers stranded in Manila. * OFWs are required to undergo 14-dayquarantine and must be asymptomatic prior to departure from their immediatepoint of entry. In a letter dated April 25 addressedto Cabinet Secretary and IATF member Karlo Nograles, Leonardia said that he andNegros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson were caught by surprise that aboatload of OFWs will supposedly be arriving today. Their health status – whether positiveor not for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – is a big concern, according to Dr. Jonathan Lobaton, chief of theProvincial Incident Management Team (PIMT). He added that due to the limitedaccommodation of the provincial quarantine facility, the provincial governmentwould be prioritizing non-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 use thermal imaging cameras to detect travelers with signs of coronavirus. CNN PH In a letter dated April 26 addressedto Regional Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council chief Jose RobertoNuñez, Lobaton signified the province’s refusal to accept the scheduledarrivals of the seafarers to the province this week. In Resolution No. 12, the task forcelisted the following conditions that returning OFWs must meet “to ensure thegeneral welfare of the repatriates and the safety of residents in Region 6”:center_img * OFWs shall undergo RT PCR test priorto departure from their immediate point of entry. Only those whose resultsare negative will be allowed to depart and accepted in Region 6. OnlyDepartment of Health-approved tests shall be accepted as valid results. “As much as we wanted our residentscome home, we also have to consider protecting the health and safety of ourpeople here,” he added. “For the time being, they may stay in quarantine untilwe can allocate and schedule their return after they were able to comply withrequirement.” “We thought the Overseas WorkersWelfare Administration wasthe proper agency to work with. Now, we do not know of the batch of BacolodOFWs that OWWA is ready to process is the same or differentfrom.those supposedly arriving on April 27 and thereafter,” the mayor said.  “We currently have 130 persons in ourquarantine facility area manned 24/7 by our personnel thus the arrival of 88seafarers will hamper our operation,” said Lobaton. According to Leonardia, they found outthat 44 of these OFWs were bound for different local government units in theprovince, and 58 for Bacolod City, as authorized by Secretary Carlito GalvezJr., chief implementer for COVID-19 national action plan. Leonardia said that this hasconsiderably messed up the city’s own coordination with the Overseas WorkersWelfare Administration on the scheduling of repatriation trips for BacolodOFWs. Meanwhile,Mayor Evelio Leonardia has written a letter to the Inter-AgencyTask Force (IATF) on the Emerging Infectious Diseases, requesting for closercoordination on the repatriation of the OFWs from various places in thePhilippines to the province of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. Leonardia said Gov. Jose EugenioLacson was supposed to co-sign the letter with him as a joint statement, butthe governor is in San Carlos City and has asked him instead to cite theexperience of the province on the OFW repatriation issue./PNlast_img read more