Charleston Pour House Announces Inaugural Into The Woods Festival: Leftover Salmon, John Medeski, Andy Frasco, More

first_imgCharleston, SC jam scene hub Charleston Pour House has announced their inaugural festival, Into The Woods, set to take place at the Charleston Woodlands on October 4th–6th.As the Pour House notes in a statement, they are “delighted to announce, for the first time, we’ll be packing up all the things you love about The Charleston Pour House and taking a trip ‘Into the Woods’ October 4-6th of 2019.”The Pour House’s inaugural Into The Woods festival will host the likes of Leftover Salmon (two sets), John Medeski’s Mad Skillet, Doom Flamingo, Andy Frasco & The U.N. (two sets), The Fritz (two sets), Funk You (two sets), Kitchen Dwellers (two sets), Rev. Jeff Mosier (two sets) and more as well as Charleston’s own ROBOTRIO and Schema (two sets) under “a canopy of majestic oaks” just outside downtown Charleston, SC.This 2000+ person festival at Charleston Woodlands is the first of its kind for Charleston and a testament to the rising music scene that the Lowcountry has constructed. Since 2002, The Charleston Pour House has hosted members of The Allman Brothers Band, Furthur, Dead & Company, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and then-rising acts like Greensky Bluegrass, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, and more.The event will be held on a portion of a property named Charleston Woodlands. The 6,000-acre property has ample room for organic exploration including 11 freshwater lakes, a black water swamp, and over 60 miles of wooded forest trails, all surrounded by 200+-year-old oak trees you will be free to camp beside. As per the Pour House, “This spectacular property will provide the backdrop for what is sure to be an epic weekend of music, outdoor recreation, art, and food among family and friends – all right in our backyard.”For more information and ticketing details for the inaugural Into The Woods festival, head to the event website here.last_img read more

How to save on electricity costs without breaking the bank

first_img16 Bamber Street Chermside West has a 5kw solar system.At 55 Queens Rd, Clayfield, a three-bedroom home with solar power is scheduled for auction on Saturday, September 30, through Giulio Pecorelli of Ray White Clayfield. The Queenslander was built around 1910 and is on an elevated 868sq m block. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two sleepouts.The lounge and dining rooms are separate areas and a family/TV room leads to the rear veranda. Downstairs is a rumpus and separate multipurpose room with its own entrance. The home has airconditioning, solar panels and water tanks.A three-bedroom home at 16 Bamber St, Chermside West, is listed for offers of more than $590,000. The post-war home, listed through Ryan Hoelzl of Burton & Ryan Property Agents, has plenty of modern touches including a 5kw solar system. A front balcony flows through french doors into open plan living areas. The lounge and dining area lead to a kitchen and out onto a covered rear deck. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. 8A Ninth Ave Sandgate has a 6-star energy rating, 5kW solar energy setup.WHO wouldn’t like to save a few dollars on their electricity bills?Despite recent Federal Government efforts, many homeowners say they are still paying far too much for powering their homes and, with predictions of a long, hot summer, running airconditioners could set many up for a bill shock.Solar power is one way to cut electricity costs, and if you don’t have to install it, but can buy a home with it already in place, that’s all the better.Take a look at 8A Ninth Ave, Sandgate, listed through Jacqui McKeering of Jim McKeering Real Estate. The four-bedroom house, which is scheduled for auction on October 7, is described as offering an “indulgent laid back Queenslander lifestyle’’. The six-year-old home is in a U-shaped design focused around an outdoor entertainment area and swimming pool. Each bedroom has a view of the pool and has its own private entrance to this area.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has an eco-friendly, 6-star energy rating, 5kW (20 panels) solar energy covering hot water and pool, a water tank, and is insulated with rendered, fire resistant cladding.last_img read more

Palliative care experts say euthanasia goes against core belief that death and dying are ‘natural part of life’

first_imgNZ Herald 19 May 2018Family First Comment: “We don’t talk enough about dying and we need to change that. We think it would help if people knew a bit more about the actual process of dying and what to expectWe suspect a lot of the current debate is fueled by fear of the unknown, and a lack of information about what care is available and what actually happens when someone dies. In our experience a good safe death is peaceful, dignified and a natural process.” care experts in Hawke’s Bay say they are against both David Seymour’s members bill, and the legalisation of “any form” of euthanasia or assisted dying.“Our reasons for this are many including that it creates a real risk of wrongful death by placing vulnerable people at risk of something not of their choosing,” Cranford Hospice chief executive Janice Byford-Jones said.“It is also against the core belief we hold that death and dying is a natural part of life.”The subject of euthanasia is emotional and personal, and we acknowledge and respect the diversity of views. However, many of us who work in palliative care have real concerns about the private member’s bill before Parliament, and moreover, with assisted suicide in general.”Byford-Jones added that there were also concerns about just how many people did not have a full understanding of what palliative or end of life care was actually all about and indeed, what was meant by “euthanasia”.“Euthanasia involves the intention to end a life.“Euthanasia is not – when a person’s pain relief is increased, the removal or discontinuation of unwanted treatment, the creation of do-not-resuscitate orders.”READ MORE: read more

Syracuse allows 13 points in 2nd half, rides improved defense to 68-54 win over Pittsburgh

first_imgSuzie McConnell-Serio could hear Quentin Hillsman screaming at his players from her locker room down the hallway of the Carrier Dome during halftime.Syracuse had allowed Pittsburgh to shoot 51.5 percent until that point. The Panthers had broken the press with ease, turning advantages into easy baskets en route to a six-point halftime lead.“It was our effort, man. When you don’t have effort, you can’t win at this level, you can’t win at any BCS level when you don’t have effort,” Hillsman, the Syracuse head coach, said. “There was a point in the first half where I was really questioning if we understood the urgency of this game.”But the No. 25 Orange (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) responded to its coach’s pep talk, allowing only 13 points in the second half while scoring 33 of its own in a 68-54 win over Pittsburgh (18-9, 8-6) on Sunday afternoon in front of 1,226 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse tightened up its press defense, forced 13 turnovers in the second half and held the Panthers to just five made shots on 17.9 percent shooting after the break.Syracuse came into the game trying to limit 3s and shut down Brianna Kiesel, Pitt’s leading scorer. After Kiesel scored 10 in the first half, she mustered just one point in the second stanza. And after knocking down three 3s in the first half, the Panthers shot 1-of-11 to finish the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I said at halftime, ‘Let them keep pressing us.’ I thought we were very effective attacking the press and scoring in transition,” McConnell-Serio, the Panthers’ head coach, said. “… We just didn’t get shots. The court didn’t change, the hoop didn’t change, the ball didn’t change; not that I’m aware of.“But only scoring 13 points in the second half wasn’t enough.”She said that Syracuse went into a man-to-man pressure defense and then dropped back into its 2-3 zone in the half-court set.Brianna Butler came out of the break by draining a 3 off the dribble on a crossover move. A moment later, Briana Day tipped the ball out of bounds on the press before Yacine Diop threw it out off the referee against the zone.Thirty-nine seconds later, Aysia Bugg threw it over Kiesel’s head and out of bounds in similar fashion. On the next possession, Isabella Slim tipped away a pass that put Syracuse in transition. After Cornelia Fondren scored five seconds later, she wrestled the ball away from Chelsea Welch which led to a transition corner 3 from Alexis Peterson.A 41-35 halftime deficit had turned into a 43-41 lead in just just two and a half minutes.“We just tried to regroup and come back out in the second half and play a lot harder and compete and bring more energy,” Peterson said.Syracuse took the lead for good with 11 minutes to go on a Fondren layup. From there, the Orange used a 12-1 run to break the game open.With SU leading 56-51, Fondren went coast to coast on a layup. After finishing the shot, she jogged up the court for only a moment, turned around and tipped the inbounds pass away. She and Peterson dove on the ground for the ball and the Panthers were called for a travel. Fondren banged the court with her fist, screaming in excitement.Before the game started, Hillsman gave his players the standings. He wrote down their good wins. He told them that a win would make them an NCAA tournament team. A loss would put them in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.In the first half, he questioned if his players understood that urgency. In the second half, he knew they did.“We always talk about getting every 50-50 ball, every loose ball, everything that is a team stat we want to win those,” Hillsman said. “I thought our kids did a good job of doing that.“… You know you’re not going to lose when you play that way.” Comments Published on February 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Gard finalizes coaching staff for 2016-17

first_imgGreg Gard finalized the structure of Wisconsin men’s basketball’s 2016-17 coaching staff Tuesday, bringing much-needed stability after a year of transition.After finishing his sixth year as an assistant coach, Lamont Paris was promoted to associate head coach. Assistant coach Howard Moore and director of operations Kat Vosters each renewed their contracts.Paris joined the Wisconsin coaching staff in 2010 under then-head coach Bo Ryan and has since enjoyed success in each of his seasons in Madison. Moore was also a longtime assistant under Ryan from 2005-10, and rejoined the staff in December 2015 when Gard assumed the role of head coach.Vosters, despite only graduating in 2013, will enter her eighth season with the Badgers. The 2016-17 season will be Vosters’ third season as director of basketball operations, after spending four seasons as an undergraduate manager and one as a program assistant.“I’m very excited to be able to keep Lamont, Howard and Kat on staff,” Gard said. “Having continuity within our program is important and each of these three individuals brings a valuable skill set and the character that makes Wisconsin basketball so successful.“I am also very pleased to elevate Lamont to associate head coach. He is richly deserving of the title change and added responsibilities. From on-court coaching, recruiting and player development, to camps, he will have a major role in everything we do.”After the departure of Gary Close, a Wisconsin assistant for 13 years, Joe Krabbenhoft was named as replacement last week to round out the assistant coaching staff.In a season that saw the sudden departures of Ryan and Close, and was just as crazy on the court, finalizing the coaching staff brings stability the team didn’t have this season.last_img read more

Fire Stations to be Refurbished

first_imgFire fighters in some rural parishes will soon enjoy improved working conditions, as the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development moves to refurbish a number of fire stations.This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Colin Fagan, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on June 25.“Our fire fighters have, for years, been very patient with us as leaders. I want to extend my personal gratitude to them for having recognised the financial limitations of the Ministry over the years, and to assure them that strident efforts are being made to address the situation,” he said.Mr. Fagan informed that among those fire stations to undergo repairs is the one in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. He said a technical team from the Ministry has visited the location and has carried out the necessary modifications to the original drawing and completed the proposals for the adjustments.“A structural engineer is working on a design, while other processes leading to and including tendering and selection of a contractor are expected to be completed within two months of the approval of the engineer’s drawing; thereafter work will commence,” he said.The Ministry is also advancing plans to renovate the St. Ann’s Bay Fire Station, which is due to start in August.In Manchester, minor repairs will be carried out on the Christiana Fire Station.Mr. Fagan said documentation for the commencement of the project is being prepared.Additionally, the roof of the Frankfield Fire Station in Clarendon is to be replaced. “The documentation for the start of that project is also presently being prepared,” the State Minister said.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

Spouse of senior official began work for BC FN health agency days

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe spouse of a top official with the First Nations Health Authority began working for the ground-breaking British Columbia-based organization days after the Auditor General of Canada issued a report highlighting problems in its governance practices, APTN National News has learned.Six days after Auditor General Michael Ferguson released the results of an audit on Feb. 2 into the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) conflict of interest and hiring practices, the spouse of Richard Jock, the agency’s chief operating officer, began working as a specialist in the mental wellness program section of the organization.Virginia Toulouse, who began work on Monday, is listed in an organizational chart that leads directly the chief operating officer, according to an internal document seen by APTN.The FNHA issued a statement confirming that Toulouse is employed by the FNHA and that she is the COO’s spouse. The statement said “Mr. Jock and Ms. Toulouse are domestic partners and have completed the FNHA conflict of interest process and procedure.”The statement also said FNHA hired her through an “open competition including public posting, written assessment and interview process.”The statement said, “Ms. Toulouse brings 18 years’ experience working with residential school survivors and 36 years of experience in health.” The statement said she reports to the director of mental wellness.This is the second, publicly known instance were the spouse of a senior FNHA official has found employment within the organization.The spouse of CEO Joe Gallagher also works for the FNHA.The Office of the Auditor General launched the audit of the FNHA after it received an anonymous letter containing explosive allegations claiming the leadership of the organization fostered a “toxic” work environment. One of the allegations concerned the hiring of the CEO’s wife.The Auditor General’s audit focused on how the FNHA responded to the allegations in the anonymous letter, including one around a conflict of interest “involving (FNHA) employees.” While the report found that, on the surface, it appeared that FNHA’s board handled the issue adequately, it recommended the authority tighten up its protocol on the issue.“It is important in such situations that the authority can demonstrate that perceived or real conflicts of interest are dealt with transparently,” said the auditor’s report said. “Perceived conflicts of interest may have the same impact on the reputation and functioning of the organization as actual conflicts of interests do.”The federal auditors found several instances where there was little evidence to support the qualifications of individuals hired by the FNHA after reviewing the personnel files of 14 managers.The auditors found that only three of the 14 positions had been publicly posted or had a rational for why no competition was offered. The audit found that only six of the 14 personnel files had a resume on record and only two contained documentation supporting the claimed education level. Auditors also discovered that only three of the managers had undergone a background check.The FNHA is the product of over a decade of work that created a ground-breaking First Nation agency designed to deliver health programs and services to First Nation communities in B.C.The FNHA was created through the officially named Tripartite Framework Agreement on First Nation Health Governance between B.C., Ottawa and First Nations.The FNHA is slated to receive $4.7 billion in funding from 2013 to 2023. The agreement includes an annual 5.5 escalator for its first five years.The Auditor General said the FNHA’s creation solved some of the persistent problems that cripple health services for First [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

School bus torn apart in dump truck collision killing 2

first_imgMOUNT OLIVE, N.J. – A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher.The crash left the bus lying on its side on the guardrail of Interstate 80 in Mount Olive, its undercarriage and front end sheared off and its steering wheel exposed. Some of the victims crawled out of the emergency exit in the back and an escape hatch on the roof. More than 40 people were taken to hospitals.Fifth-grade student Theo Ancevski, who was sitting in the fourth row of the bus and was treated at a hospital for cuts and scrapes, said he heard a scraping sound and the bus “toppled over.”“A lot of people were screaming and hanging from their seatbelts,” he said.Gov. Phil Murphy said one adult and one student were killed. Their names had not been released. Murphy said the truck driver was hospitalized, but officials didn’t reveal his condition.The front end of the red dump truck was mangled in the wreck, which took place about 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of New York. The truck was registered to Mendez Trucking, of Belleville, and had “In God We Trust” emblazoned on the back of it.The bus had entered westbound Interstate 80 from southbound U.S. Highway 206, police said. Cleanup crews loaded its wreckage onto a flat-bed truck on Thursday night as they cleared the roadway.Police didn’t release details of how the crash happened, but the trucking company had a string of crashes in recent years and a higher than average rate of violations that sidelined its vehicles, according to federal safety data.There were 45 people, including 38 students, on the bus. Forty-three people from the bus and the truck driver were hospitalized, some in critical condition.The bus was owned by the school district and had seatbelts, according to Paramus schools superintendent Michele Robinson. There is no federal requirement for seatbelts on full-sized school buses, but six states including New Jersey require them.The bus was one of three taking students from East Brook Middle School to Waterloo Village, a historic site depicting a Lenape Indian community and once-thriving port about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the crash scene. The other buses made it to the site but returned to the school about 50 miles (80 kilometres) away.Some of the children were inside the bus and some were outside when first responders arrived, said Jeff Paul, director of the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.“We had patients laying all over the median and on the interstate,” Paul said. “There were all kinds of injuries, every injury type you could expect in a crash of this magnitude.”Thuy Nguyen, a nurse from Paramus, said she rushed to the school, where her son was taking a test after hearing the news.“My heart just dropped. You hear the name of the school … ,” she said before trailing off.Robinson said the district was cancelling school trips for the rest of the year.Mendez Trucking has about 40 drivers and trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Its trucks had been in seven crashes, none fatal, during the last two years before Thursday’s crash, the FMCSA says. Messages left with the company weren’t returned.Mendez has a higher than average vehicle out-of-service rate, which means inspections found violations that had to be corrected before the vehicles could be returned to service. Mendez’s rate was 37.9 per cent, according to the FMCSA, while the national average is 20.7 per cent.A Mendez-owned dump truck driven by a driver police say had a suspended license struck and killed a French fashion stylist in New York in January 2011, according to court records.According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 118 people on school buses were killed in crashes from 2007 to 2016, the last year for which data is available. Of those killed, 68 were passengers, including 58 school-age children, and 50 were drivers. School bus crashes killed 902 people in other vehicles over that span.___Porter reported from Morristown, and Sisak reported from Philadelphia. Associated Press writers Shawn Marsh in Trenton, Mike Catalini in Paramus and Christina Paciolla, Jeff McMillan, Alexandra Villarreal and Claudia Lauer in Philadelphia contributed to this report as did investigative researcher Randy Herschaft in New York.last_img read more

BC chief says one major oil spill could ruin her nations economy

first_imgOTTAWA – Leaders from several north-coast B.C. First Nations say if the Senate doesn’t approve a bill barring super-sized oil tankers from the region their fragile but thriving marine-based economies will die.The legislation would put into law an existing moratorium on tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.The legislation passed the House of Commons last spring and is now being debated in the Senate. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation is leading a delegation of chiefs and elected leaders in Ottawa this week to lobby senators to pass the legislation, which cleared the House of Commons last spring.The bill is strongly opposed by the Alberta government, which believes it cuts off an entire option for shipping crude oil. Premier Rachel Notley has added it to the list of irritants between her province and the federal government.Slett says the waters the ban covers are difficult to navigate and a single major spill would be the end of her nation’s livelihood.last_img read more

SC refuses urgent hearing to plea seeking rescheduling of LS poll date

first_imgNew Delhi: “How long does it take to vote and can’t people cast their votes on a holy day?” the Supreme Court asked Thursday while refusing to accord urgent hearing to a plea which claimed that holding Lok Sabha polls on April 18 in Tamil Nadu will cause “inconvenience” to Christians and sought its rescheduling. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde made the observation when the lawyer representing a Christian body sought urgent hearing on their petition challenging the March 22 Madras High Court order which had dismissed their plea in this regard. The petition, filed by a managing trustee of ‘Christuva Nallenna Iyakkam’, said that the scheduled date of polling for the Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry falls within the holy period, which begins with ‘Maundy Thursday’ and is followed by Good Friday and Holy Easter. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”You can’t cast your vote on a holy day?” the bench, also comprising justices S A Nazeer and Indira Banerjee, asked the counsel who sought an urgent hearing on the plea. “How long does it take to vote?” the bench said, adding, “We don’t want to advise you on how to pray and how to cast vote”. The bench said there was no urgency in hearing the matter. The petitioner has said in the plea that, “The General Elections to Lok Sabha 2019 has been notified on March 19 by the Election Commission of India and thereby the date of poll for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was scheduled on April 18 falls on Maundy Thursday, within the ‘Holy Triduum’ which means the three days that begins with the liturgy on Maundy Thursday, followed by Good Friday and ends with prayer on Holy Easter Sunday.”last_img read more