Joe Russo, Ween’s Dave Dreiwitz To Play Brooklyn Bowl With Band of Changes

first_imgIt’s almost hard to believe, but there is a life outside of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for beloved drummer Joe Russo. The percussive magician has consistently worked his magic in a number of projects, even making his television debut in the backing band of Craig Finn. On April 21st, Russo will make his Brooklyn Bowl debut with another project, backing Chris Harford’s Band of Changes.Joining Russo will be Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz in support of Harford and his original music. True to its name, the Band of Changes has something of a revolving door policy, opening things up for new interpretations of the songs each time. To describe Harford’s sound, The New Yorker writes “…A singer, guitarist, and songwriter who rose through the local club scene in the nineteen-eighties, Harford operates in the free zone outside rock’s usual categories. He has a foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk. With his gruff but plaintive voice and his fondness for muddied-up guitars, he sometimes recalls Neil Young.”Tickets and more information can be found here.last_img read more

Two Saint Mary’s seniors granted Orr Fellowships

first_imgSaint Mary’s seniors Lauren Hlavin and Lauren Jamieson were chosen for The Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship, a program that gives students the opportunity to join growing companies in Indianapolis and develop their business skills.According to Hlavin, there were over 800 applicants this recruitment season, and Hlavin and Jamieson were accepted as two of the 47 fellows.With the help of College alumnae, Jamieson said she was able to enter the extensive interview process with a better understanding of the fellowship. Jamieson had to prepare for activities such as an on-campus scouting event, interviews with board members and interviews with four potential employers in one day.“Saint Mary’s girls who are currently in the fellowship helped me to understand what exactly the fellowship is and got me excited for all the opportunities it offers,” Jamieson said. “They answered all my questions and helped me through the entire interview process.”Hlavin said she is excited to join the Indianapolis-based startup company, Digby Home Automation, LLC.“I am really anxious to get to work,” she said. “Right now it is hard to have a ‘hands-off’ approach, especially since I will be joining a start-up where the beginning of the enterprise is where you’ll get the most raw experience and knowledge.”Jamieson said she is looking forward to start her life in Indianapolis, working at CloudOne, a company dedicated to providing clients with a secure cloud network.“I can’t think of a better fit for me post-graduation,” she said. “I am excited to enter the Indianapolis community and become part of the Orr family.”Hlavin said her time at Saint Mary’s for helping cultivate her abilities as a young entrepreneur, fostering her sense of creativity, innovation and independence. She said her professors and classes helped mold her into a well-rounded person.“I have had endless leadership opportunities, which have pushed me to excel in areas where I wouldn’t have naturally gone,” she said. “I feel confident and capable in my area of study, as well as others, thanks to professors and students who are above par in every way possible.”Jamieson said the fellowship gives them the opportunity to interact and grow with other young business leaders.“I am looking forward to the curriculum that is offered and the opportunities I will have to expand my network and continue learning about myself and what path I want to pursue after my time with Orr,” Jamieson said.Hlavin said the fellowship offers a “truly one-of-a-kind” experience.“ … And to be amongst some of the top-tier grads of 2016 will undoubtedly be challenging yet extremely rewarding,” Hlavin said.“Each fellow brings a difference perspective, focus and form of creativity, which makes this an outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth.”Hlavin said she is looking forward to her future as an Orr fellow.“It has been a wild ride so far, and I cannot wait for the next Orr adventure,” she said.Tags: Orr Fellowshiplast_img read more

Hong Kong postpones elections over virus as China crackdown deepens

first_imgThe ensuing weeks have sent a chill through a city used to speaking its mind and supposedly guaranteed certain freedoms and autonomy in a “One Country, Two Systems” deal agreed ahead of its 1997 handover from Britain.On Friday evening chief executive Carrie Lam, a pro-Beijing appointee, announced that September elections for the financial hub’s legislature would be delayed for a year using emergency anti-virus powers.She denied the move was a political decision to hobble the city’s opposition.”I am only paying attention to the current pandemic situation,” she said. Hong Kong’s democracy supporters were dealt a huge blow Friday as authorities postponed local elections for a year because of the coronavirus, capping a devastating month of political disqualifications, arrests for social media posts and activists fleeing overseas.Chinese state media reported late Friday that Hong Kong police have ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating a new national security law.The city’s democracy camp has come under sustained attack since Beijing imposed the sweeping security law last month — a move China’s leaders described as a “sword” hanging over the head of its critics. Beijing welcomed the move as “necessary, reasonable and legal”.But the decision infuriated democracy supporters who had warned against any move to delay the polls, accusing authorities of using the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid a drubbing at the ballot box.”This is a sleazy, contemptible political act to help thwart any victory on the part of the democrats in the original election,” opposition lawmaker Claudia Mo told AFP, warning that public anger could explode.The postponement came a day after a dozen prominent democracy activists were barred from standing for election because their political views were deemed unacceptable.”Beyond any doubt (this) is the most scandalous election fraud era in Hong Kong history,” Joshua Wong, one of the city’s most recognisable democracy figures, told reporters Friday before the elections were postponed.Wong was one of those disqualified, along with other young firebrand activists and some older, more moderate democracy campaigners.The White House condemned the election delay and the disqualification of opposition candidates.”This action undermines the democratic processes and freedoms that have underpinned Hong Kong’s prosperity,” President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, said.Germany also said Friday it was suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong over the former British colony’s decision to push back the local elections.”The Hong Kong government’s decision to disqualify a dozen opposition candidates for the election and to postpone the elections … is a further encroachment on the rights of Hong Kong citizens,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a statement.”Given the current developments, we have decided to suspend the extradition treaty with Hong Kong.”Banned political views Hong Kong is not a democracy — its leader is chosen by pro-Beijing committees. But half of its legislature’s 70 seats are directly elected, offering the city’s 7.5 million residents a rare chance to have their voices heard at the ballot box.Planning to capitalise on last year’s huge and often violent anti-Beijing protests, democracy activists had been hoping to win their first-ever majority in September.But officials have begun scrubbing ballot lists of candidates.Examples given by authorities of unacceptable political views have included criticizing the new security law, campaigning to win a legislation-blocking majority and refusing to recognise China’s sovereignty.Earlier in the day a coalition of democracy parties warned any bid to delay the elections would herald “the complete collapse of our constitutional system”.Around half of Hong Kong’s nearly 3,300 COVID-19 cases have been detected in the past month alone and authorities fear hospitals are on the verge of being overwhelmed.According to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, at least 68 elections worldwide have been postponed because of the virus, while 49 went ahead.Read also: Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patientsNew security law Hong Kong is going through its most politically turbulent period since its return to Chinese rule, and last year seven straight months of pro-democracy protests swept the city.The pandemic and mass arrests have helped throttle the movement, but anger towards Beijing still seethes.In response, China imposed its security law on June 30, bypassing the legislature and keeping the contents of the law secret until it was enacted.Beijing said the law would restore stability and not impact political freedoms.It targets four types of crime — subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces — with up to life in prison.But the broadly worded law instantly outlawed certain political views such as promoting independence or greater autonomy for Hong Kong.One provision bans “inciting hatred” towards the government.Critics, including many Western nations, say it has demolished the “One Country, Two Systems” model.Since it came into force, some political parties have disbanded while at least three prominent Beijing critics have fled overseas.Libraries and schools have pulled books deemed to be in breach of the new law.At least 15 arrests have been made so far.Prominent campaigner Nathan Law, 27, who recently relocated to Britain after fleeing Hong Kong, was among “six trouble-makers” sought by the police, the Chinese state media report said. The force refused to comment.On Wednesday four students were arrested under the new law for “inciting secession” through posts on social media.Others have been arrested for shouting pro-independence and other protest slogans, or possessing objects emblazoned with them.Topics :last_img read more

Gerrard: Liverpool will always be my team

first_img Loading… Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard, has admitted he’ll always be connected to Liverpool. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Largest Cities In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback The Reds legend continues to be linked with a return to Anfield. He told talkSPORT: “Liverpool will always be my team, I don’t think anyone would argue against me with that. “I was there for many, many years, all the way through and I had a good career there. I’ve supported them from the day I left and I’ll always support them and back them. “The fans make a club and the fans at Liverpool are special, they always have been with me and that’s where we get our connection from.Advertisement “But this is the start for me at Rangers now, we’re two years in and I’m hungry to continue there. “My relationship with Rangers is strong and it’s growing, of course it’s got a place in my heart. “I knew Rangers was a top club from the outside, and I was lucky to get the opportunity to go up there. read also:Gerrard inspired by Maradona’s message “Was it a bit early to get a job of that size? Of course! But they’ve given me an opportunity to try and learn on the job and I know I haven’t got everything right and I’ve made some mistakes along the way, but I think there was an openness that would be the case.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more