Gov’t Mule Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of “Life Before Insanity” From Capitol Theatre Concert Film [Watch]

first_imgNext month, Gov’t Mule will release a new concert film and live album titled, Bring On The Music, featuring pro-shot footage and recordings captured during the band’s April 2018 performances at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. On Wednesday, the band shared the first clips of footage to appear on the concert film, highlighting their impressive six-minute performance of “Life Before Insanity”.Related: Gov’t Mule Announces Late-Night Woodstock Tribute At Mountain JamThe newly-shared footage of Warren Haynes and company performing the song from their 2010 Mulennium LP gives Gov’t Mule fans the first taste of what they can expect to experience when the film and album both arrive on June 28th. Fans can watch the new footage in the video below.Gov’t Mule – “Life Before Insanity”[Video: Gov’t Mule]Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre will feature more than two hours of video footage from the band’s 2018 performances in addition to interviews with the band, behind-the-scenes footage, photos, and more. Fans should click here to pre-order the live album and film ahead of its June arrival.Gov’t Mule is currently in Europe as part of their ongoing run of 2019 spring tour dates. The band’s upcoming tour schedule is set to continue well into the summer months. Fans should head to Gov’t Mule’s website for upcoming tour info and tickets.last_img read more

Fightin’ Irish Battalion continues excellence

first_imgWith a strong tradition dating back to 1858, the Notre Dame Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program is one of the most distinguished and respected organizations on campus.Now, that acknowledgement has spread nationwide. On Feb. 6, the Army’s Cadet Command announced the winners of its MacArthur Award, which recognizes the top eight ROTC programs of 273 total across the country. Notre Dame was chosen to represent the 7th Brigade, which includes 38 programs throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, Lt. Col. John Polhamus said. Although the Army ROTC program may not be among the largest programs in the country, Polhamus said the quality of the Battalion’s roughly 70 current cadets, including students from Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, Bethel College, Valparaiso University and Indiana University – South Bend, contributes to its success in producing excellent junior officers. “We have a good program because it’s cadet-driven. We have a smart, intelligent group of cadets, and we give them a lot of flexibility and latitude to train and teach themselves,” he said. “It’s all about leadership in creating junior officers, and we try to instill that in cadets as early as possible. It’s paid off.” Senior battalion commander Brett Leahy said the program’s success stems from the hardworking, intelligent students at Notre Dame. “We are fortunate to have a student body that has already proven a strong work ethic and high academic standards,” he said. “From that pool, we are able to draw some of the most dedicated and selfless leaders in the nation.” Leahy also cited Notre Dame’s focus on ethics and morality in all its operations as another reason for the success of Army ROTC cadets. The Universith consistently produces high numbers of Distinguished Military Graduates, defined as those cadets who fall into the top 20 percent of cadets nationwide. “We also benefit from Notre Dame’s commitment to ethics in its educational mission, as it gives our cadets a moral foundation that is consistent with the Army’s Warrior Ethos,” he said. This ethical focus and the University’s service-oriented mission tie in closely with the ROTC program’s mission in producing quality second lieutenants as well, Polhamus said. “The University is extremely supportive of our community, and it allows us the flexibility to create a great program across the board,” he said. “A big reason for students coming into ROTC is their commitment to service, which goes along with the Notre Dame mission and contributes to the success of the program.” Senior cadet Trevor Waliszewski said commitment to service goes hand in hand with the Army’s core values and the University’s Catholic mission. “As a Catholic university, Notre Dame attracts a lot of people who want to fight for something bigger than themselves,” he said. “One of the greatest Army values is Selfless Service, and it goes without saying that each of us [is] willing to pay the ultimate price for our country if necessary.” That willingness to serve the nation carries on after cadets graduate from the program and join the hundreds of alumni currently serving on active duty around the world.hNotre Dame ROTC alumni currently serve in such locations as Germany, South Korea and Japan, Polhamus said. Second Lt. Ryan Degnan, a 2011 alumnus of the Army ROTC program, recently completed the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC) in military intelligenc, ande returned to Notre Dame this week to assist with the Hometown Recruiting Assistance Program (HRA. . Degnan, who begins work in his first unit in San Antonio on Monday, said the success of the Notre Dame ROTC program begins with the drive and passion of its cadets. “The biggest thing about Notre Dame ROTC is that it comes with a lot of talented cadets who are all striving to be the best they can be, and they have a lot of drive to succeed,” he said. “It fosters a competitive atmosphere, but there’s still a lot of camaraderie and teamwork in the unit.” Degnan said the program pushed him to work hard in all aspects of his training and education, which prepared him well for his upcoming duties. “The program instills a very strong work ethic in its cadets, and I can’t even express how much that work ethic helps in the long run,” he said. “The Army-focused training we had senior year taught ue how to be good leaders and succeed as officers, and I think it gave me a good base to face any challenges I might come in contact with this year.” Above all, Waliszewski said the strong sense of community among ROTC cadets contributes to the program’s success and cohesion as a group. “We are a very tight-knit community,” he said. “We all have friend groups from dorms, majors or clubs, but friendships made in ROTC tend to be the strongest and seem to last long after graduation, since we are all going into the same career and may run into one another in a different part of the world in the not-so-distant future.”last_img read more

Colombia: Former FARC members report cruel, forced abortions

first_img Gómez added the most difficult moment during the years she spent in the mountains of Colombia was seeing her brother killed alongside other children, shot for no reason. “The FARC speaks beautifully to the international community, but it does unspeakable things internally,” she said. “I saw members shoot young men because they ate a can of sardines, or other insignificant things like that.” Gómez called upon her former colleagues to believe in the opportunity for a better life. “All of the young people being deprived of liberty should demobilize since the government is providing significant benefits, security and opportunities to study, work and rebuild their lives together with their families,” she said. The government sees the role of women within these illegal groups as fundamental, according to Cpt. Ronal Romero, who leads the strategic planning office of the Ministry of Defense’s Humanitarian Care Group for the Demobilized (GAHD). Demobilizing the female fighters is part of the government’s strategy to weaken guerrilla groups. “We’re depriving the FARC of their nurses, their radio operators, their female companions. And when a woman crosses over and has left a partner behind, she can talk to that partner so they cross over, too,” he said. The frequent abortions – which can reach as many as five for a female guerrilla fighter – are the main reason for desertions, Romero added. Between 2012 and 2013, 244 demobilized female fighters reported 43 abortions to GAHD. “This organization doesn’t carry out abortions at two or three months,” he said. “These are abortions at six, seven, eight months. These cases are absurd. You could call it a slaughter of the unborn.” Through the government’s demobilization programs, an increasing number of women are finding the path to fulfillment as wives and mothers, recovering their ability to give life and care for their children, Romero said. From a total of 26,704 demobilized FARC members since 2002 when the demobilization program started, 5,138 were women (19.2%), according to the Ministry of Defense. So far this year, 261of a total of 774 demobilized fighters are women. “Now, one out of four who demobilize is a woman,” Romero said. “If a woman chooses to demobilize with her partner or if she has a child, she can have a special home. They will be given the amenities needed to start a new life and become what they were forbidden to be.” After the nine-month adaptation process, these women are included in the government’s reinsertion program, which features psychological assistance and educational guidance, as they receive the job training needed to support themselves. By Dialogo October 19, 2013 *Editor’s note: To protect the demobilized guerrillas who spoke with, their names have been changed.center_img BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Just 20 days ago, Paola Díaz left her old identity behind at a camp run by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Díaz, who had used an alias during her time at the camp, joined the terrorist group when she was 14, becoming part of the first ring of security for a FARC leader. “I joined the guerrilla organization because they told me I would be able to study, I would be paid and I would get ahead in life – none of which happened,” Díaz, now in her twenties, said. “During the 10 years I spent there, it was one tragedy after another. I came close to dying several times.” Conscious of the false promises, Díaz remained with the FARC out of fear. But the pain of losing her second child through a forced abortion ordered by her superiors gave her the courage to flee. She was unaware of the government program that provides assistance to demobilized fighters. Inside the FARC, the only thing she was told was the Army would kill her if she turned herself in. “The situation on the inside is so harsh that you’re even willing to face that risk to escape that hell,” she said. Díaz first became pregnant when she was 15. She told the leaders about it, but they let time pass. When she reached eight months, they forced her to abort. “My son was born alive. I held him in my arms, but then I fainted. They took him from me and drowned him,” she said. Her second abortion was induced last year using drugs mixed into a beverage. From that point, she planned her escape. The FARC’s regulations state its members are not allowed to have children, Díaz said. However, “women with power,” including the significant others of FARC commanders, are granted the privilege, she added. “As a woman, the thing you most want is to have a child, but I didn’t meet a single, female guerrilla at the lower levels who was allowed to have one,” she said. “They took children away from all of them, so the equality they talk about is a big lie.” In addition, FARC leaders use their high rank to force female guerrillas to have sex with them, using a variety of threats, Díaz said. “We (guerrilla fighters) also are their victims,” she said. “I don’t believe that I could forgive them. In my opinion, it would be fitting if they paid with jail time because it wasn’t just me they hurt. They’re doing the same thing to the girls who are still there. It has to stop.” With the support of the Colombian government, Díaz hopes to study, find a job and finally have a chance to be a mother. Marcela Gómez, who also used an alias while serving as a mass leader conducting propaganda campaigns for the FARC, demobilized a month ago after two decades with the group. “The treatment toward women inside guerrilla organizations is based on humiliation and cruelty,” she said. “I saw forced abortions carried out on girls without anything for the pain. They would remove the babies, piece by piece. It’s inhumane.” A return to womanhood last_img read more

Pandemic hit to Japan’s first-quarter business spending worse than first thought

first_img“There’s no mistake that there will be a downward revision (of GDP),” said Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin Research Institute.“Demand conditions are likely to remain depressed for a longer time. Overall capital spending will likely remain weak as there are moves to stop investments to achieve labour savings,” he said.The government reported the second preliminary GDP data last month based on a MOF survey which had to be revised as the ministry could not collect sufficient data for the preliminary capex figures due to coronavirus disruptions.The government will announce further revisions to the first-quarter GDP figures on Aug. 3 reflecting the revised capital spending data. Japan’s economy shrank a revised 2.2 percent in the first quarter and remains on course for a much deeper slump in April-June.Manufacturers’ spending shrank by 5.3 percent in January-March from the same period a year earlier, compared with an initial estimate of a 0.6 percent increase, while non-manufacturing spending rose 2.9 percent, down from 6.2 percent seen originally.On a seasonally adjusted basis, capital expenditure rose 3.6 percent quarter-on-quarter, also lower than an originally-estimated 6.7 percent increase.Topics : Japan’s companies spent less than initially estimated in the first quarter of the year, revised data showed on Monday, suggesting the coronavirus pandemic’s hit to the economy was deeper than first thought.Capital expenditure rose just 0.1 percent in January-March from the same period a year earlier, government data showed, much lower than the preliminary reading of 4.3 percent growth reported last month.The weaker data, which is used to calculate revised gross domestic figures (GDP) due next Monday, signalled the world’s third-largest economy shrank at a faster pace than initially estimated in the first quarter, said analysts.last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (September 16th-21st)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for September 16th-21st.Players/Performers of the Week.Volleyball:  Shelbie Huffmeyer-Jac-Cen-Del and Sarah Anderson-Southwestern.Girls Cross Country:  Cass Lawson-Southwestern.Boys Cross Country:  Austin Allen-South Ripley.Soccer:  Blake Straub-Jac-Cen-Del.ORVC Report (September 16-21)Submitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

Switzerland County man arrested on child solicitation charges

first_imgVevay, IN—On Wednesday, Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office arrested David L. Beasley, 65, on allegations of child solicitation and dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, after the conclusion of an investigation into social media usage.  He appeared in court on Friday and entered a plea of not guilty.Beasley has a previous conviction of a sexual offense and was required to register as a sex offender at the time of this most recent arrest.last_img

Laurie D. Farmer

first_imgLaurie D. Farmer, 62, of Moores Hill passed away at her residence Monday, February 17, 2020.  Laurie was born Thursday, December 19, 1957.  There are no services planned.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img

Mark Hughes admits Stoke forward Jonathan Walters could leave

first_img Walters’ current contract with the club runs out at the end of the season and discussions over an extension have stalled, with the 32-year-old wanting a deal through to the summer of 2018 but Stoke only offering one to 2017. Meanwhile, he has been in fine form this term, with his spectacular strike in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea his fourth club goal of the campaign to add to two he has netted for the Republic of Ireland. Press Association Stoke have consistently said they want to keep hold of Walters, who handed in a transfer request amid bids from Norwich being rejected towards the end of the last transfer window. And asked on Thursday about the situation, Potters boss Hughes said: “There is (a danger of Walters leaving), but it is not what I want and is not what I feel Jon probably wants. “There is scope to return to the table – I’d like to think so anyway. “The issue is the length of contract – it is not about our feelings about Jon’s ability. He is playing exceptionally well. “I would like to think we can come to some decision positively not only for ourselves but for Jon himself, because I think he wants security and to be settled in his work. “I’m hopeful we will get to a point where we can sit down again and find some common ground.” Hughes was speaking at his press conference to preview Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle. Stoke go into the contest in high spirits having set up a quarter-final at home against Sheffield Wednesday with victory on penalties over Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium. They have been left with some injury concerns as a result of Tuesday’s game, but captain Ryan Shawcross – who made his maiden first-team appearance of the season having recovered from back surgery – is not among them. Hughes said of the defender: “We checked on Ryan today and he looked fine – of all those who came through, he was probably the one in the best nick. “It was a huge test for him given he has been out for a number of months. I don’t think he anticipated he would have to go to 120 minutes in his first game back, but he came through it, and showed his qualities both in terms of his playing ability and his leadership that we have probably lacked on occasions. “So it is a massive positive for us – he is fit and raring to go again.” Marc Muniesa limped off in that match and is set for a month out with a hamstring problem, while Geoff Cameron (thigh) remains sidelined, but their fellow defender Erik Pieters is available again after suspension. Playmaker Bojan Krkic, rested for the cup tie, is also poised to return to action on Saturday. Mark Hughes admits Stoke are in danger of losing Jonathan Walters but still holds hope an agreement can be reached with the forward over a new deal. last_img read more

Bar Harbor Woman Competes in Iron Man Competition

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Judy Blake of Bar Harbor recently won a medal and trophy for coming in second place in the women’s 60-64 division at the Lake Placid Iron Man competition in July.The race includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112- mile bike, and a 26.2-mile (marathon) run. Her time was 16 hours and 1 minute.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

The Cricket Administration Act prohibits any GCB president from being a WICB director

first_imgWE recently viewed a most derogatory and disrespectful letter penned by Mr Claude Raphael and published by the KN and Guyana Chronicle on May 10, 2017 in the sports pages of those dailies, headlined ‘Drubahadur must publicly account for his GCB Stewardship”.The Board has also noticed other letters popping up ever so often in the media spreading blatant lies and hate propaganda against our officials. The Board views this situation as very troubling, especially when the media displays such poor journalistic skills in publishing these very caustic letters verbatim without any attempt to authenticate the veracity of its contents.The Board had issued an advisory last month regarding the resignation of its president, Mr Drubahadur and had duly provided the reason for Mr Drubahadur’s resignation in that release. Mr Drubahadur had also provided his public comments to the media on this issue and has since moved on.The Board wishes to state quite categorically that it is very proud of the tenure of Mr Drubahadur and the great strides that were made in our development during this period.If Mr Raphael is so much interested in learning about the stewardship of Mr Drubahadur and the GCB, perhaps he can stop by the GCB’s office anytime to uplift the most recent copy of ‘The Guyana Cricketer’ magazine which outlines the achievements and successes of the Board and its various representative teams. Previous copies of the magazine are also available online for his perusal.As a former executive of the GCB, it is rather disappointing that Mr Raphael continues to spew such hate, bile, disrespect and rancour against its officials in public without any justification whatsoever.The Board is of the firm opinion that Mr Raphael is certainly entitled to his own opinion and is free to have his own views on different circumstances, but surely he is not entitled to his own facts. The facts cannot change to suit the whims and fancies of anyone.It is public knowledge that Mr Raphael and his team desperately pleaded with the Judge prior to the Board holding of the GCB’s AGM in July 2011, which was statutorily due since January 2011.The reason for this delay was the intervention/investigation by the Ministry of Labour, Mansoor Nadir, into the operations of the GCB under the Friendly Societies Act.The Rupert Foster report is there to prove the witch-hunting that took place for six months in 2011. The court eventually removed the GCB from the control of this Act since the rules of the Friendly Societies Act, dictate that all entities should have a minimum of seven members and GCB only had three members. This AGM went ahead as planned on the Sunday following clearance from that court hearing by the Honourable James Bovell-Drakes.It is again public knowledge that this AGM was video-recorded, for obvious reasons, where all three members of the GCB were present.The then president, Mr Chetram Singh, ruled that the Demerara Cricket Board should not participate in the meeting since there was a cloud of uncertainty over its status. The Essequibo Cricket Board was present with its full complement of nine delegates and the Berbice Cricket Board was present with five delegates inclusive of its president, vice president and secretary, which formed the quorum of 14 delegates at that meeting.The BCB even moved motions at this AGM. It really boggles the mind that Mr Raphael, a supposedly respected person, would continue to spread such blatant falsehoods in the public domain with his constant reference to this AGM being illegal.The GCB would, once again, wish to recognise that the Cricket Administration Act of 2014 (CAA) is the law of the land and continues to operate within its confines even though we hold the view that the Act is deeply flawed so much so that we have challenged same in our legal system.The WICB had adopted some of the recommendations contained in the “Wilkins Report” that it had commissioned which called for the distinct separation of the Directors and the Shareholders of the Board. The CAA, obviously, did not recognise that change in the governance structure of the WICB and thus only dealt with the historical structure of that Board in the revised constitution foisted upon the administrators in Guyana.The Select Parliamentary Committee and a special PPP Government Panel headed by Mr Jagdeo/Mr Anil Nandlall, met with the stakeholders prior to the drafting of the Cricket Bill and totally disregarded the submissions of the GCB and the DCB, but chose to follow verbatim the dictates of Mr Raphael and his misguided team; hence, the lopsided and contradictory clauses contained in the CAA.The current constitution of the GCB enshrined in the CAA clearly states that GCB shall be represented by the President and one other (namely the Chairman of the Senior Selection Panel or the Chairman of the Cricket Development Committee) at General Meetings of the WICB. For those who are not familiar with the GCB, Mr Raphael held both positions when he was an Executive, quite conveniently.The CAA makes no provision for the Directors of the WICB but it is clear that the GCB president cannot serve as a director since the Cricket Administration Act stipulates that this individual must be a shareholder representative. Mr Drubahadur had always represented the GCB at the AGMs of the WICB until his resignation.Perhaps, Mr Raphael with his supposedly vast legal knowledge would care to comment on whether any amendments can be made to the GCB’s constitution contained within the said Act.The GCB continues to ensure that the next generation of cricketers will be prepared to continue in a successful pathway. We are also well aware that a lot of armchair administrators are envious of our success.(Official Release of the Guyana Cricket Board).last_img read more