02Mar/21

Electric Daisy Carnival Will Not Return To New York In 2017

first_imgIn a message to fans on Insomniac‘s website, founder Pasquale Rotella announced, among other news, that Electric Daisy Carnival will not be returning to New York in 2017. After five years on the East Coast, the EDC will not hold a New York event in May. Instead, the EDC team is focusing on the original Las Vegas version of the premier electronic music festival (set for June 16th-18th, 2017) as well as expanding the event on the international stage (EDC Japan is on the books for 2017). You can read Pasquale’s statement about EDC New York below, or check out the full message here.“Although EDC New York 2016 was one of my favorites hosted in the Big Apple, we’ve decided to take a break in 2017. We hope many of you East Coast Headliners will join us in Vegas. We’ll have an art car sound system paying homage to New York DJs past and present. As I write this, I’ve gotta mention all the hard work and creativity going into the completely reimagined kineticFIELD, as well as an entirely new additional stage. The team and I are energized about an epic EDC Las Vegas 2017!”For tickets and information about EDC Vegas, head to the festival’s website.last_img read more

26Jan/21

Students organize demonstration in solidarity with Mizzou students

first_imgFollowing weeks of student protests against racial discrimination at the University of Missouri, a group of at least 75 Notre Dame students and faculty gathered outside of Main Building on Wednesday to demonstrate their support for students of color at the University of Missouri.Standing on the front steps of Main Building, student leaders from various multicultural groups said the events of the past week at Missouri — culminating in the Missouri football team’s announcement that they would boycott this weekend’s game and the resignation of Missouri’s president — affect not only students of the University of Missouri, but Notre Dame students as well. Grace Tourville Students marched from the steps of Main Building to the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy as part of ademonstration in response to recent racially charged events at the University of Missouri.Senior Ray’Von Jones, one of the organizers for the event, called on members of the Notre Dame community “to stand up and speak out” against the racial threats and unrest at Missouri.“Far too often we are silent. … Part of standing in solidarity is also getting our voices heard as well,” Jones said.Following a reading of quotes about the experiences of students of color, event organizer and senior Geraldine Mukumbi invited her fellow organizers as well as those in attendance to share their reasons for participating in the demonstration.“Why are you all here?” Mukumbi asked the crowd. “What made you decide to come?”Passing around a megaphone, students named a variety of reasons for attending, from feeling exasperated with discrimination at Notre Dame to having personal connections with Missouri students affected by the disturbances on campus.“I’m here because I had friends at Mizzou who were afraid to leave their homes today, and that pains me greatly,” senior Rachel Wallace, another organizer of the event, said.The last to speak about her motivation for attending, Jones said she wanted to participate because she thinks that while there are current efforts at Notre Dame to address issues of racial discrimination, there is still more that needs to be done in order to make Notre Dame an inclusive campus.“I’m here because I know that there are people on this campus that care about these things. You all being here today is a really strong confirmation of that,” Jones said. “I know that there’s been a lot of work done on many levels to make this place safe for us.“But with that said we can’t be complicit; we can’t be silent, and we have to speak up about these things.”The demonstration concluded with a procession to the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy, where students continued the discussion about race relations in smaller, more informal groups.In an interview following the demonstration, Wallace said her personal connection to students on Missouri’s campus made the problem of racial discrimination more immediate to her.“We hear about a lot of racial tension on college campuses all the time,” Wallace said. “It’s always very real, but it’s solidified when someone you know is in the mix.”The events at Missouri reveal that outbreaks of racial discrimination and violence are an ongoing problem on college campuses, Wallace said, and that racial tensions are not confined to any one locale.“This could happen here, this could happen everywhere,” Wallace said. “When you read back on the Mizzou story, there’re a lot of things that have happened on that campus that are really crazy in terms of racial relations. But things on our campus happen that are similar.“We have a lot of microaggressions rather than macro-aggressions, but I still think they’re a huge problem.”Freshman Bi’unca Redmon, who was also involved in organizing the event, said Notre Dame is not alone in demonstrating to express concern over what is happening at Missouri. Around the country students are taking to social media to voice support for students of color at Missouri, she said.“There are hashtags going around in solidarity with Mizzou, #ND4Mizzou or whoever for Mizzou,” Redmon said. “No matter what happens we’re behind them, and to the best of our abilities, we won’t let anything happen to them.”Redmon also said she hopes the demonstration will act as a “catalyst for change” and will prompt discussions about race relations both at Missouri and here at Notre Dame.Echoing Redmon’s sentiments, assistant professor of engineering Melissa Berke said events such as the one Wednesday evening offer students and faculty the opportunity to unite behind a common cause and confront discrimination on campus head-on.“Movements like this on campus are super crucial in having the ability to have a voice, to be able to get together, assemble and have a conversation together about important things going on on campus,” Berke said.She said these types of movements have the effect of bringing people from a variety of backgrounds together who might not otherwise have any interaction.“Otherwise we kind of all live in our own worlds,” Berke said. “I don’t actually even recognize any of the students here, which I think is great. It’s an intersection between people that you don’t know but who share a common belief and common support.“If you don’t bring people together from across campus, then what hope do we have across the country?”Tags: racial discrimination, student protests, University of Missourilast_img read more

26Jan/21

SMC Cycling Club hosts Halloween ride for ALS

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Cycling Club hosted a Halloween Ride Wednesday night to raise money for the College’s ALS 5k, which will be held on Nov. 4. The ride was put on in the form of a class hosted by the club.Founder and president of the club, senior Megan Hall, said in an email that riders were encouraged to wear red for ALS. She also said the event was set to Halloween music. Marketing chair, senior Leslie Taubert, said in an email that she hoped having the event on Halloween would promote the fundraiser. “We thought having [the ride] on Halloween would make it an even more fun ride and it would help encourage people to donate to ride,” she said. “We are excited to help out with [this] important cause and support everyone that is impacted by ALS.”The full class had 21 riders, and Hall said this class offers greater benefits than just for the rider.“I often say in class to ride for you and show up for yourself,” Hall said. “However, this cause is something bigger to ride for. We are given two hands, one to help ourselves and one to help others. This is where our ‘other’ hand comes in.”This desire to encourage people to help others is one of the main reasons Hall decided to organize the event, she said.“With the help of [Senior] Class Council, we decided to host the event because we wanted to get as many students involved in raising money and awareness to ALS,” Hall said. “[The goal was] to raise money, but also to bring students together to think about something bigger. We often get caught up in the little things. By hosting this event, I hope it gets students to realize to not get caught up in the little things.”Vice president and senior Abbigail Yucha said in an email that the charity ride is something she hopes the club will continue with in the future.“We are raising money and awareness for the disease,” Yucha said.Taubert said she hopes the fun riders have will lead to an increase in fundraising for ALS. “We are hosting this to help a great cause,” she said. “Our goal is to have as much as fun as we can but also to raise money for an important cause.”Hall said there are other organizations the club hopes to collaborate with in the future.“There are many charities we hope to ride for in the future,” she said. “With Dance Marathon being a huge activity on campus, we hope Cycling Club can continue to contribute.”Tags: 5K, ALS, Cycling clublast_img read more

19Oct/20

Passenger allowed on Jakarta-Sorong flight despite testing positive for COVID-19

first_imgUnsure of how the student was allowed to board the flight, Farida speculated that Soekarno-Hatta International Airport health officials in Jakarta may have been overwhelmed by the large number of passengers that day.The Soekarno-Hatta Airport Health Office did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s requests for comment.Farida said there were around 90 passengers on the Jakarta-Sorong flight. All of them have been instructed to undergo self-quarantine for the next two weeks.“Meanwhile, the 43 students will undergo swab tests at Sorong Pertamina Hospital,” she said.According to the official government count, Papua is among the provinces hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak outside Java, with 1,670 confirmed cases and seven deaths as of Saturday.Topics : A passenger was allowed on a Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Sorong, Papua, despite having recently tested positive for COVID-19, Sorong health authorities have said.Sorong Airport Health Office coordinator Farida Tariq said that health officials discovered that the passenger, a 20-year-old student, had tested positive for the disease during a routine health document check conducted when the passengers arrived at Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong on Saturday.According to the latest government regulations on air travel, all prospective passengers must provide documents showing a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or rapid test result before being allowed to fly. The student, a resident of South Sorong regency, traveled to Sorong with a group of 42 other students.“We checked to ensure that all 43 students had the necessary documents, and one of them [had a document] showing their PCR test result was positive,” Farida said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com.She added that the document was issued by a West Java Health Agency laboratory on June 21.Read also: Indonesian airlines resume domestic passenger flights with strict health protocolslast_img read more

16Oct/20

First Lady Frances Wolf, Secretary Teresa Miller Join Local Food Service Providers to Unveil New Report on Hunger in York County

first_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release York, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today joined the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to highlight the food bank’s new report on hunger in York County, the importance of charitable food organizations, and the effects of food insecurity on health.“It is a sad reality that too many Pennsylvanians face the threat of hunger every day,” First Lady Frances Wolf said. “There is no greater responsibility than ensuring the health and well-being of our citizens, yet this mission cannot be achieved by government alone. We must continue to take an active, collaborative approach to ensure all Pennsylvanians have adequate access to fresh, nutrient-dense foods. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and its partners work tirelessly to meet this need in the communities they serve, and I am grateful for their partnership and work to combat food insecurity across Pennsylvania.”More than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians face food insecurity every day. Chronic hunger and food insecurity can have profound impacts on a person’s health and well-being. Children who are food insecure are more likely to have poor academic outcomes and adults who do not have enough to eat have worse physical and behavioral health outcomes and higher medical spending.The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s report is an evaluation of food security and the charitable food network in York County. It found that more than 55,000 residents of York County are food insecure, and 35 percent of food needs are currently unmet. The report’s findings and recommendations outline opportunities to help close this gap and provide a foundation for continuing to address food security around the commonwealth.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program and helps more than 1.8 million Pennsylvanians avoid food insecurity. Children, people with disabilities, and elderly Pennsylvanians are some of the program’s biggest beneficiaries. SNAP expands recipients’ purchasing power to buy food from their local grocery stores and farmers markets. Participation in SNAP allows Pennsylvanians to buy nutritious food that supports children’s learning abilities, improves health outcomes, lowers health care costs, and helps working families keep food on the table.Charitable food organizations make significant contributions to their communities by supporting individuals facing food insecurity and allowing them to access additional resources so people do not go hungry. Their work to supplement food assistance programs helps individuals who are food insecure make ends meet so they are less likely to choose between paying for food or going without basic needs like housing, medical care, clothing, utilities, and other essentials.In May 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a study on the influence of SNAP redemptions on the economy and county-level employment in the time leading up to, during, and after the Great Recession. This study found that SNAP redemptions could have a greater economic stimulus impact than many other forms of government spending per dollar spent, especially during a recession, because they are paid directly to low-income individuals. For instance, the grocery subsidies deliver food directly to tables along with a financial return into rural supermarkets and small businesses in those communities.This positive economic impact is felt in positive economic climates. In 2017, $2.7 billion dollars in SNAP benefits were redeemed at Pennsylvania grocery stores and other authorized retailers. Those dollars support farmers and jobs across Pennsylvania.In September 2016, Setting the Table: Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA was developed to address hunger in PA as a response to Governor Wolf’s executive order establishing the Governor’s Food Security Partnership. The partnership includes the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Health, and Human Services.Since the release of the blueprint in 2016, the Wolf Administration has completed key steps in eliminating food insecurity by:• Growing food security programs in the Medicaid system;• Increasing knowledge of summer feeding programs by mailing summer feeding postcards to all SNAP recipient households;• Reducing stigma associated with SNAP by rebranding SNAP for seniors’ materials;• Broadening current programs across various departments to encourage food security components;• Educating children, families and seniors on the necessary nutrition needed for a healthy life;• Shorting the Elderly/Disabled Simplified Application Project (ESAP) application for seniors from 24 pages to 2 pages, which has benefited more than 390,000 people; and• Being a national leader in SNAP application timeliness and reducing SNAP error rates.“To truly end hunger in Pennsylvania, it will take a commitment from the private, public, and non-profit sectors of government to ensure the availability of a holistic array of interventions and supports to lift low-income families out of poverty and toward better health outcomes,” Secretary Miller said. “The findings in this report show the community’s commitment to providing resources for individuals to lead an active, healthy life, but shows us that there are still opportunities to do more to help all Pennsylvanians have enough to eat and avoid chronic hunger.”Pennsylvanians who may qualify but do not currently receive the services can apply online through our COMPASS application at dhs.pa.gov, on a smartphone with the myCOMPASS PA app, or in-person at your local County Assistance Office.Find out more information regarding the Blueprint for a Hunger-Free Pennsylvania.For more information and resources to fight hunger throughout the commonwealth, visit www.dhs.pa.gov/ending-hunger. First Lady Frances Wolf, Secretary Teresa Miller Join Local Food Service Providers to Unveil New Report on Hunger in York County SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img June 21, 2019last_img read more

23Sep/20

Girls Area Basketball Sectional Pairings Released

first_imgThe opening week’s pairings were announced this afternoon for the 45th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers.Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 4, and run through Saturday, February 8, with the regional round slated for February 15 and semi-states on February 22. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 29.Area SectionalsClass 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronTuesday (2-4)Game 1 @ 7 PM. Morristown vs. Rising SunWednesday (2-5)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Hauser vs. OldenburgGame 2 Follows. Waldron vs. Southwestern ShelbyFriday (2-7)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Jac-Cen-Del vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2 Follows. Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (2-8)Championship @ 7:30 PM. Friday’s WinnersClass 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyTuesday (2-4)Game 1 @ 6 PM. South Ripley vs. MilanGame 2 Follows. Southwestern Hanover vs. North DecaturFriday (2-7)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Switzerland County vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 WinnerGame 2 Follows. South Decatur vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 WinnerSaturday (2-8)Championship @ 7:30 PM. Friday’s WinnersClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornTuesday (2-4)Game 1 @ 7 PM. Batesville vs. ConnersvilleWednesday (2-5)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Greensburg vs. RushvilleGame 2 Follows. South Dearborn vs. Franklin CountyFriday (2-7)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Lawrenceburg vs. Tuesday’s WinnerGame 2 Follows. Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (2-8)Championship @ 7:30 PM. Friday’s Winners.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthTuesday (2-4)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Martinsville vs. East CentralGame 2 Follows. Columbus North vs. Bloomington NorthFriday (2-7)Game 1 @ 6 PM. Bloomington South vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 WinnerGame 2 Follows. Columbus East vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 WinnerSaturday (2-8)Championship @ 7:30 PM. Friday’s Winnerslast_img read more

21Sep/20

Lampard: Young stars need games

first_imgFrank Lampard has revealed his fears for England’s future as young stars struggle for first team opportunities in the Premier League. “I made my West Ham debut at 17 and was a regular a year later. If I was the same age now I wouldn’t be anywhere near the Chelsea or Manchester City sides,” he told The Sun. “Like the other kids I’d have had to go out on loan.” The 36-year-old, who is Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer after spending 13 years at Stamford Bridge, acknowledged that coaching facilities are better than ever but there comes a time when players just need games. “If it was my boy I’d think about sending him to Chelsea to have the best coaching from eight to 15 and, if possible, then send him to a club with less resources to try and get him in the first team at 18,” he added. “Rio Ferdinand and I were fortunate we experienced it at a young age. But the kids these days get lost. “There’s a stagnant patch where we hear of these good players of 15 and 16 and wonder where they are at 21.” Lampard highlights Jose McEachran as an example of this after he was widely tipped for big things but was then forced out on loan due to the plethora of top quality midfielders at Chelsea. “He had his moments but I still think he got a bit downbeat about it,” Lampard said. “From being talked up he was always having to go out on loan – and where do you go from there? if the door’s shut, it can stay shut.” Press Association The Manchester City midfielder, on loan from New York City, feels that the influx of top European talent is a major driving force behind the stagnation of home-grown talent. Lampard, who retired from England duty with 106 caps after the World Cup, reflected on his progression through the ranks at West Ham and believes it is a lot different for English prospects today. However, the seasoned midfielder also thinks young players in this country can often get ahead of themselves to make matters worse. “Then there’s the fact these young lads have to focus and keep their heads when they start to earn very good money,” he said. “They have to realise they haven’t made it just because everyone is talking about them at 18.” last_img read more

20Sep/20

Soren Kjeldsen sets pace at British Masters

first_img Asked about the prospect of winning his first title this weekend, Fitzpatrick said: “Hopefully it will come with time. I have said to everyone it’s not something I am absolutely chasing and focusing on. “If I don’t win between now and the Masters (next April) but get into Augusta on the world rankings, I will be a happy man.” As US Amateur champion, Fitzpatrick partnered defending champion Adam Scott and US PGA champion Jason Dufner in the first two rounds at Augusta in 2014, where he missed the cut by a single shot. Press Association Self-confessed “geek” Soren Kjeldsen marked down another successful round in his own record book after setting the clubhouse target in the British Masters on Friday. Kjeldsen was level par for the day after 11 holes before holing a bunker shot on the third and picking up further birdies from close range on the fifth and sixth. “That was nice because I had a little bit of a slow start,” Kjeldsen said. “I made a nice birdie on one and then a poor bogey on two. I hit a bad second shot on three into the bunker there a nd then I holed that nice bunker shot and that sort of set me up for the back nine. I played well after that.” Asked if he was playing the best golf of his career, Kjeldsen added: “I t’s not far off. It’s been really good the last six months. But still, I’ve been to 31 in the world and right now I’m 59. So to be able to say that I’m better than ever, I need to play on that level a little bit.” Fitzpatrick held the overnight lead after an opening 64 and was briefly two shots clear when he birdied the 10th, his first hole of the day, but dropped shots on the 11th, 16th and first. The 21-year-old former US Amateur champion then produced a contender for shot of the day to birdie the third, conjuring up a delicate chip into the fringe and onto a steep downslope before seeing the ball curl perfectly into the hole. Ireland’s Shane Lowry was two shots off the clubhouse lead after a round of 69, with English pair Robert Rock and David Howell on five under after rounds of 65 and 66 respectively. Fitzpatrick finished in style with a birdie from seven feet on the ninth to complete a battling 69 and join Kjeldsen in the lead on nine under. Fitzpatrick is in his first full season on the European Tour after coming through the qualifying school last November, but is currently 36th on the Race to Dubai after three top-three finishes in his last seven events. Kjeldsen carded five birdies and two bogeys to add a 68 to his opening 65 and finish nine under par, one shot ahead of England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, who had two holes to play. The 40-year-old Dane has kept statistics and notes of every round since he was 11 years old, an approach which appears to be paying dividends this season with victory in the Irish Open and runners-up finishes in Sweden and Denmark, where he played his 500th European Tour event. last_img read more

20Sep/20

Delray Beach residents’ homes flood after city bans sand bags

first_imgResidents on Marine Way are experiencing flooding after the City of Delray Beach took sandbags they set up to protect their properties from the King Tides.According to CBS12, about $6,000 was spent to protect the neighborhood homes located across from the Intracoastal.The City of Delray said the bags were against city ordinance and took them.Then Dorian came and combined with the King Tides, the Intracoastal has been flooding properties on Marine Way, CBS12 reports.Related content:Cat 2 Dorian On The Move North, Finallylast_img read more

20Sep/20

Man shot and killed in Loxahatchee

first_imgPolice are investigating a deadly shooting that took place Monday evening in Loxahatchee.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said a man was shot and killed following an altercation between two men. The victim was found dead at the scene.The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. in the 16000 block of E. Edinburgh Drive.No further information was available.last_img