Nik Greeley & The Operators Share “Sunba,” Announce Tour With West End Blend

first_imgNik Greeley & The Operators have released a brand new video for their soul-rocking single “Sunba,” recorded live in the studio at Drexel University Philadelphia, PA. The Operators feature Philly’s own Swift Technique “The ST’s” horn section, along with Zach LoPresti of prog-jam up-and-comers Out of the Beardspace, guitarist Zack Smith, bassist Kenny Vincent, drummer Joe Baldacci, and vocalist Robyn Mello of Edenspore. Together, and behind the musical maestro Nik Greeley himself, is a smooth-grooving collective that fully avoids staying in any one genre. “Written with the inspiration of the Golden State in my eyes, ‘Sunba’ speaks to the passion & oddly everlasting feeling of infatuation. Share this song with someone you love!” urges songwriter Zach LoPresti. In celebration of this release, the band has also shared a new batch of fall tour dates with funk and soul powerhouse West End Blend. Together, the show is expected to deliver high volumes of funk, extreme balance of soul, and energetic showmanship on both ends.Nik Greely & The Operators will perform King of Prussia Beer Festival at KOP Mall (King of Prussia, PA) on October 7th and Milkboy with Andy Frasco & The U.N. on October 13th, before joining up with West End Blend for a north eastern tour. The co-tour will see the two bands hit Martin’s in Roanoke, Virginia, One Stop in Asheville, NC, Crossbones in Greenville, NC, The Whiskey in Wilmington, NC, Tipsy Music Pub in Greenville, SC, before returning for a hometown throwdown at Milkboy mid-November.NIK GREELY & THE OPERATORS // 2017 FALL DATES10/7 – King of Prussia Beer Festival at KOP Mall (King of Prussia, PA)10/13 – Milkboy w/ Andy Frasco & The U.N.10/14 – Sproutoberfest at Sprout Collective (West Chester, PA)11/8 – Martin’s (Roanoke, VA) **11/9 – One Stop (Asheville, NC) **11/10 – Crossbones (Greenville, NC) **11/11 – The Whiskey (Wilmington, NC) **11/12 – Tipsy Music Pub (Greenville, SC) **11/24 – Milkboy (Philadelphia, PA) **** w/ West End Blendlast_img read more

Local students learn about public health on Harvard Chan tour

first_img Read Full Story Osa Iyekekpolor sees people in his Dorchester, Mass. neighborhood smoking cigarettes and wonders if they realize how much it can hurt their health.Phinix Knight-Jack knows that the fast-food restaurant across from where she lives, near Dorchester’s Codman Square, is always a popular spot—and that it serves a lot of unhealthy food that could be contributing to overweight and obesity.Their shared concern about the health of those in their community is what brought Osa, Phinix, and about a dozen other high school and college students to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in early August to learn some basics about public health and career possibilities in the field. Osa is a senior at Codman Academy, a Dorchester charter school; Phinix is a rising sophomore at Hamilton College and a Codman Academy alumna; and the rest of the students on the tour are current students or alumni at Codman Academy. All have also been working as summer interns at the Codman Square Health Center.In a presentation from Ra’Shaun Nalls, associate director of community engagement at Harvard Chan School, the students learned that public health researchers examine risk factors for health, such as drinking a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages, smoking, or living in areas with high levels of air pollution. Stacey King, assistant director of the MPH (master of public health) field practice, outlined various professional tracks for those with a public health degree, such as health policy, global health, or data analysis.last_img read more

Mass honors life of graduate student

first_imgWhile they may not have known him personally, many students might remember Akash Sharma from the sight of him playing cricket in front of Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.Sharma, a graduate student from Delhi, India, died Jan. 1. A memorial Mass for him took place Friday morning at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.[Fr. Brad Metz, rector of Fisher Hall, presided at the ceremony. In his homily, he urged attendees to join in celebration of Sharma’s life.“[He was] our brother at Notre Dame, a student teacher, a bright student, a zealous friend to many of you,” Metz said. “I never got the chance to meet Akash, but when I learned he played cricket on the quad … I knew I must have seen him once or twice.”Metz said Sharma’s advisors and friends described him as a “very friendly person,” always smiling, and a good listener and support source for his friends.A resident of Fischer Graduate Residences, Sharma was a third-year Ph.D. student in the chemical and biomolecular engineering program. The University did not comment on the cause of his death, but friends said he died of health-related causes.Sharma served as co-president of the Indian Association of Notre Dame during the 2012-2013 academic year and was a teaching assistant for several classes. Sharma was also a member of the Notre Dame Men’s Boxing Club.His work as a teaching assistant intersected with boxing when two undergraduate Bengal Bouts captains enrolled in his chemical engineering lab section and ignited his interest in the clue.“He loved the sport,” senior Alex Oloriz said. “We kind of got him into it. he was always asking us for advice.”Senior Jeff Ulrich, another captain, said Sharma filled the teaching role well in the la, but readily accepted the role reversal when his students were teaching him boxing.“One thing I liked about him was that he definitely loved to learn in boxing and was very helpful as a teacher [in the lab], but I thought he also did a great job of trying to connect on a personal level too with his students,” Ulrich said. “He always wanted to connect on a personal level and not just learn the skill, or just teach the subject. That was a great thing about him.”Grief counseling is available to students through the University Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, and International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA).last_img read more

Will Mahone arrested, suspended with felony charges

first_imgAfter two seasons of limited play due to injuries, junior wide receiver Will Mahone is facing yet another restriction on his playing time — disciplinary action.Monday, Irish coach Brian Kelly suspended Mahone indefinitely following Mahone’s arrest Sunday in Ohio on five charges, according to an announcement from sports information director Michael Bertsch.Mahone is suspended from all football-related activities.  He was arrested on Sunday around 10:30 p.m. after police in Austintown, Ohio, responded to a complaint about a fight, the South Bend Tribune reported.He has been charged with assault of a police officer, intimidation of a public servant/party official and vandalism of a government entity, all felonies in Ohio, as well as with misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to a Mahoning County Sheriff’s report.Mahone was arraigned Monday in Mahoning County Court with bond set at $75,000, according to the Tribune.Witnesses told police Mahone was intoxicated while head-butting, punching vehicles and trying to fight people, the Tribune reported. Mahone physically resisted arrest and shouted expletives and threats at officers, and allegedly responded to an officer’s request to get on the ground with “(Expletive), white boy.”He continued to resist arrest after being taken to the ground by an officer, the police report obtained by the Tribune alleges. Allegedly, the handcuffed Mahone repeatedly yelled at officers, “Take these cuffs off, and I’ll kill all of you.”Mahone also is accused of trying to kick police and of thrashing his head backwards and striking an officer on the forehead, according to the Tribune.Mahone was initially taken to a hospital to receive treatment for a cut on his eye, but he continued to shout expletives and was later transported to Mahoning County Justice Center for incarceration, the Tribune reported.“The University is aware of this incident and is confident that it will be handled in a prompt and professional manner through the criminal justice system,” Notre Dame officials said a Monday statement published in the Tribune. “Internal discipline is handled privately, in accord with our own policies and federal law.”The judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Mahone for the misdemeanor charges, but in Ohio judges cannot enter a not guilty plea for felonies, the Tribune reported. His next court appearance would be a pretrial hearing at 6:30 p.m. on July 7.last_img read more

Hank Lunde receives award

first_imgHenry Lunde, president of Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort, was awarded the Sherman Adams Award at the National Ski Areas Assocation (NSAA) National Convention and Trade Show in Savannah, Ga. The award is presented annually to an individual from an Eastern ski area that has significantly influenced the industry. It’s named after the former governor of New Hampshire who was also the founder of Loon Mountain, N.H.Lunde has been a leader in the ski industry during most of his adult life. For 28 years, as general manager, and president of Killington and president of SKI, Ltd., he worked to build the largest ski resort in the East. During that time, Killington’s development of advanced snowmaking systems, high capacity lifts, steep terrain grooming, ski week packaging and international marketing set the standard that other resorts would follow.Vermont Ski Areas Association President David Dillon said that Lunde’s efforts were significant in catapulting the state to the third largest ski state in the country. “He’s made significant contributions, both at Killington and Stowe. At Killington, he brought Vermont to the forefront of skiing. He was among the pioneers in developing snowmaking and creating the Vermont (dependable snow) brand of skiing, which he continued at Stowe. He understands not only the sport, but the state, and can work well within the structure to make things happen.”As President of Stowe for the past six years, Lunde successfully directed the company through the planning and permitting process of a $250 million expansion. Mountain Sports Media and SKI magazine recognized the community collaborative focus of that process and awarded Stowe the Golden Eagle Award for overall environmental excellence. The collaborative process was also widely acknowledged by prominent environmental, business and government leaders as a model for others.Dillon said that Lunde’s work on Stowe’s renovation was revolutionary. “When he was developing Stowe’s Master Plan, (Lunde) put together an extensive collaborative between environmentalists, the community, the industry and stake holders to put together a project that reflects resort needs in keeping with the local environment. It was a very strong piece of work that took a lot of time, energy and resources.”The revitalization project, which is expected to span a decade, began in July 2003, and includes construction of new lifts, trails, snowmaking, lodges, a hotel, performing arts center, golf course, retail and dining establishments, and a wide range of real estate. The development, called Spruce Peak at Stowe, is designed to increase skier visits, broaden four-season recreational options and diversify the company’s revenue sources.A cultural shift is also evident at Stowe. Under Lunde’s leadership, employees created a company philosophy called the “Triple A’s” that defines and guides resort operations. The principles–Attitude, Awareness and Accountability–were adopted as core company values and are actively promoted to help guests and employees fully understand the resort-wide culture of respect, safety, goodwill and excellence.Lunde has served many years on the ANSI B77.1 Executive Committee, the Vermont Tramway Board and the Vermont Ski Area Association Board. He is also a board member of the Stowe Area Association and a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable. He is especially proud of the many years he has served on various healthcare boards, including the Rutland Regional Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care and the Vermont Health Plan. In his community, Lunde has served as planning commissioner, justice of the peace, little league coach and Boy Scout troop leader, earning him the distinction of Rutland County Citizen of the Year. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golf, fishing and travel.Stowe is one of America’s first ski destinations, dating back to the ‘30s. In 1935, the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol was founded, the first of its kind in the nation. In 1940, Stowe’s single chair became the longest and highest lift in North America. For many years, under the ownership of American International Group (AIG), Stowe has helped develop some of the world’s best ski racers, including Olympians Billy Kidd, Doug Lewis, Bodie Miller, Barbara Ann Cochran, Lindy Cochran and numerous NCAA champions at the University of Vermont.The National Ski Areas Association, formed in 1962, is a trade association for ski area owners and operators located in Lakewood, Colo.last_img read more

Suffolk Robbers Hit 6 Stores in 1 Week, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men have been accused of robbing three Long Island stores and trying to rob three more in the past week until authorities said they were caught by an off-duty police officer.Suffolk County police arrested Thomas Leahey, 28, of Ronkonkoma, and 25-year-old Joseph Salvia of Commack are facing six charges each: three counts of robbery and three counts of attempted robbery.Leahey and Salvia had allegedly just tried to rob Cool Monkey Desserts in Stony Brook on Monday night, when an off-duty Nassau County police officer walked in, Suffolk police said. The employees alerted the officer, who followed the suspects and helped Suffolk police apprehend the duo, police said.Investigators linked Leahey and Salvia to the robberies of Beach Bum Tanning in Commack on Jan. 28, Subway in Hauppauge on Jan. 29 and Tropical Smoothie Café in Elwood on Feb. 1, police said.The duo also allegedly tried to rob the Quiznos in Bohemia on Feb. 2 and Dunkin Donuts in Smithtown on Feb. 1.Leahey and Salvia were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

No injuries reported in Route 26 rollover crash, section of road remains closed

first_imgRoute 26 between Main Street and Sheedy Road remains closed. The Vestal Police Department, Vestal Ambulance and the Department of Transportation is on at the scene of the incident. The police department says a driver and a passenger were in the dump truck when the rollover occurred at 10:15 a.m. 12 News oringinally reported there were injuries involved in the rollover crash. This story has been updated to reflect that Vestal Police told 12 News no injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation. VESTAL (WBNG) — The Vestal Police Department says no injuries were reported in a rollover crash involving a dump truck on Route 26 Wednesday morning. 12 News has a crew on the way to the scene.center_img This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further details. Route 26 is closed between Main Street and Sheedy Road. 11:21 A.M. UPDATE —– VESTAL (WBNG) — Emergency crews are on the scene of a dump truck rollover on Route 26 in Vestal Wednesday morning.last_img read more

Biden was asked about canceling student loan debt. Progressives saw an opening.

first_imgBut in his answer, Mr. Biden did not explicitly say whether he supported canceling all student-loan debt. Nor did he say if he would cancel student-loan debt through executive action — animating progressives, who have been seeking to push him further left on the issue for months.- Advertisement – And Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader, said in a recent interview that he and Ms. Warren had a proposal to eliminate the first $50,000 of student-loan debt, and that he believed Mr. Biden could do so through executive action in the first 100 days of his presidency.- Advertisement – The question that the reporter asked Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday was simple enough: Did canceling student-loan debt figure into his plans for the economy and would he take executive action to do so?His response came during a question-and-answer session after Mr. Biden had delivered his first speech on the economy as president-elect.- Advertisement – Social media soon lit up with calls on the left for Mr. Biden to cancel all student debt, a signature policy issue championed by progressive leaders including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Already, the idea of canceling student-loan debt has been gaining some traction in the party. Mr. Biden himself has proposed a loan forgiveness program for workers in public service: For each year of service, for up to five years, workers would be eligible to have $10,000 of their undergraduate or graduate debt eliminated.center_img “It does figure in my plan,” Mr. Biden replied, before referencing legislation proposed by House Democrats that called for immediate forgiveness of $10,000 in student-loan debt as part of a pandemic-relief bill. “It’s holding people up,” he said about student debt. “They’re in real trouble. They’re having to make choices between paying their student loans and paying their rent, those kinds of decisions. It should be done immediately.”He then offered an overview of plans he introduced during his campaign, including ensuring that anyone whose families made less than $125,000 would have access to free education. – Advertisement – “We believe that Joe Biden can do that with the pen as opposed to legislation,” Mr. Schumer said.last_img read more


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PREMIUMDespite low airfares, people avoid travel as fears grow amid COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgMany people are reluctant to travel despite a number of travel incentives and lower domestic airfare offered by airlines amid growing fears over the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus. Fears have escalated after the government confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia on Monday.Surabaya resident Ima Permatasari said she did not plan on traveling anywhere as a precautionary measure. “It’s worrisome. I will wait at least until the situation returns to normal or until the virus can be contained before traveling again, although there are big airfare discounts,” she told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Meanwhile Syesa, who works in Jakarta, is also avoiding travel as she believed crowded places, including ,tourist destinations, posed higher risks of contracting the virus.  “It’s a big no [to travel], especiall… Log in with your social account Facebook Topics : Forgot Password ? Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Indonesia tourism travel discount airfare Garuda coronavirus tourist-destination Bali-Airportlast_img read more