ARISE Proves In Its 5th Year That It Is Much More Than A Music Festival

first_imgLoad remaining images This past weekend, the ARISE Music Festival celebrated its 5th year in Loveland, CO, at the gorgeous Sunrise Ranch. While looking around at some of the most beautiful views and landscape you will ever see in a festival setting, surrounded by mountains on all sides, it becomes crystal clear why fans choose to return each year. With a lineup of heavy-hitters such as Lettuce, Atmosphere, Tipper, Brother Ali, Ani DiFranco, Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, SunSquabi, Break Science, and so much more, it would prove difficult to not have a smile on your face the entire weekend.Boasting a complete sellout this time around, ARISE doesn’t just rely on its solidly diverse musical lineup, but strives to create a truly complete experience. ARISE offers attendees one-of-a-kind yoga classes, various workshops, panel discussions, art installations, live painters and galleries. The festival is also fully committed to its nature component, as they plant a tree for every ticket sold, use products that are environmentally friendly, and maintain a major pledge to the leave-no-trace ethos. Most festivals offer these things in one way or another, but as I walked around seeing large crowds actually committed to what some would call “supplemental activities,” it quickly dawned on me that quite a large percentage of attendees were here just for this reason. Just one example would be seeing the yoga tent absolutely packed at 9am; I’m not talking just 25-30 people, more like 200+ easy, and that lasted throughout the day, every day.As for the music, it’s hard to not give a nod to Lettuce, who proved once again why they are at the forefront of the evolution of funk music, while both Brother Ali and Atmosphere provided the inspired hip-hop vibe with plenty of bumping bass to go around. Colorado’s own SunSquabi, who played two sets over the weekend, threw down a late-night set “with Friends” such as Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Jesus Coomes, Nicholas Gerlach, and more, that provided straight filthy beats from start to finish with inspired jamming galore. The Expendables had a tight grip on the crowd during their set, while Ani DiFranco continued to give evidence of why she is one of the best folk singer-songwriters of her generation. Beats Antique, Rising Appalachia, Desert Dwellers, Dopapod, Jeff Austin, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, Maddy O’Neal, RDGLDGRN….it’s all right there, front and center for you the entire weekend. Non-stop fun in a majestic location, you can’t ask for anything else.ARISE has proven itself to not only be your average, run-of-the-mill music festival. It is a conscious gathering of people designed to make a difference in the world. While walking around the festival, there was barely any trash on the ground, which is no small feat for any festival; but, at ARISE, people were truly cognizant of where they were and what they were doing, creating an example that you can have plenty of fun without destroying everything around you. To actually witness this at a festival, 8,000+ people strong in attendance, with nothing but smiles on their face, is rather impressive, to say the very least.In a short five year span, ARISE has quickly become not only one of the premier festivals in Colorado (outside of Telluride Bluegrass Festival), but arguably the entire country. Festival organizers and staff run a tight ship, ensuring that everybody that is sharing in the groove is having a good time, safe while doing so, and has everything that they need on-site to ensure a positive experience, paying close attention to all the details.With this year’s festivities still fresh in our heads, organizers have already announced two of the initial headliners for next year, with both Slightly Stoopid and Thievery Corporation on tap for the 2018 edition of ARISE (set to take place August 3rd – 6th). A limited number of loyalty tickets are now available on the official event website for $139 at www.arisefestival.com. Check out some video (courtesy of The Chronic Electronic) and a full gallery of pictures below:Tipper w/ Android JonesCalvin Hobbeslast_img read more

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Dean Khurana’s freshman year

first_imgRakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and co-master of Cabot House, took the helm as dean of Harvard College last July. Khurana has been a member of the Harvard community for 16 years, earning his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1998. As Cabot House co-masters, Khurana and his wife, Stephanie, have lived at Cabot with their three children and 375 undergraduates since 2010. Khurana is an award-winning teacher and widely recognized scholar. In a question-and-answer session, he spoke about his first year as dean: Taking stock of the College’s successes and challenges, contemplating its future, and letting loose with his iTunes playlist.GAZETTE: As a scholar of management and leadership, how have you approached your role as dean?KHURANA: I’ve tried not to have any preconceptions of what the right approach is. For me, it’s been about listening very carefully to my faculty colleagues, my student colleagues, and my staff to find the opportunities to ensure the mission of the College is accomplished in a way that is both consistent with our values and meaningful to the present day in the context of the changes that are happening in the landscape of higher education and the increased diversity of our student body and faculty. This first year has also been about ensuring that in all those areas — academic, social, and supporting students — that it’s done in a way that is consistent with the mission of the College to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society.GAZETTE: From Harvard defeating Yale for its eighth straight Ivy League title to responding to record snowfall, Harvard College has experienced great success this year. What were your favorite moments with students?KHURANA: Of course there are those big moments, but I found the small moments with students to be the most impactful. One that stands out: Early in the fall semester I stayed over in one of the freshman dorms and we had dinner together. It was such a beautiful night we ended up outside on the grass spending time talking about the things that are important — students’ experiences and perspectives and everyone’s dreams and hopes for their Harvard education.GAZETTE: You have often said you are most proud of the collaborations the College has built with students. How does this collaboration help support the mission of the College?KHURANA: Most of the significant challenges and opportunities we face in the world are not things that anybody faces alone. They require building a foundation of trust and understanding, while also finding common ground with others. It’s hard for me to separate students, faculty, and administration — and while I know different people play different roles, ultimately I believe we are all “Harvard.” How we work together and how we share our diverse perspectives has led to a deeper understanding of each other. This type of capacity-building has been central to creating a supportive and diverse living environment where students can safely embark on their journey of intellectual transformation.GAZETTE: What changes can new and returning students expect when they arrive on campus this fall?KHURANA: I think this year has been a time of active discussion about how we create a more inclusive Harvard community. Additionally, we have sought to strengthen ourselves as a learning community in which the intellectual experience is the foreground of the Harvard College student experience. I think we can expect those discussions to continue to evolve this fall, and we will see meaningful progress in strengthening important academic aspects of the College, including expository writing, freshman seminars, and the General Education program. Also, students will see a renewed focus from the College on ensuring the Houses and the residential Yard experience provides greater inclusive social alternatives for students to engage with each other.GAZETTE: You’ve made diversity and inclusion a central part of your work this year as dean. Why does Harvard College place so much value on a diverse community of students?KHURANA: Our diversity is our strength. To me, diversity of intellectual thought, which is deeply enriched by people who bring different cultural perspectives and lived experiences, is what is most valued here at Harvard College. We are educating our students to be citizens and citizen-leaders in one of the most diverse societies in the world, one that is becoming even more diverse, and the challenge for the American experiment — the challenge for the global experiment — is how we continue to thrive in that world, rather than retreat back into tribalism, conformity of values, and closed-minded thinking.GAZETTE: Finally, perhaps most importantly for some of your students, what are the three most recently played songs on your iTunes playlist?KHURANA: [Laughs.] “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, “Come On Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners, and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.GAZETTE: Any parting words as you close out your final weeks of your freshman year as dean?KHURANA: I want to express my gratitude to the faculty, the students, and the staff of Harvard College for being so helpful and supportive in welcoming me to this community and to this role. I knew that the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the College was special, but being part of it this year has made me realize the positive and important role the College plays not just in in higher education, but also … in creating an environment that cultivates respect for differences in points of view, and where all of us can learn from each other. We are all teachers and we are all learners.last_img read more

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Police: Newly found blood sample solves 1988 homicide

first_imgBATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Police say they solved the murder of a Battle Creek woman more than 30 years later, after an old blood sample connected a man to the fatal stabbing. No charges will be filed because Roger Plato was killed in 1988, three days before Gayle Barrus’ body was found in Calhoun County. Barrus’ family is relieved that authorities believe the case has been solved. Barrus had been sexually assaulted and stabbed. Police tested a recently discovered blood sample that was taken from a suspect after he was killed in 1988. Plato’s blood matched DNA found on the victim.last_img

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Fairmount Avenue Drug Raid Leads To House Condemning

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A drug raid at 283 Fairmount Ave. Wednesday afternoon resulted in six arrests, as well as the residence being condemned, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Image by JPD.Police said they were called to assist Child Protective Services with a home check. Police said they allegedly observed what appeared to be a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine in plain open view on the table. The substance was seized and was reportedly found to weigh 29 grams.Hollie Petroff, 35, John Ferguson, 42, and Stephen Dean, 41, were all charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.John Kellom, 34, Jared Gilbert, 33, and Amanda Penhollow, 33, were all reportedly inside the residence. Police said they were found to have bench warrants for failure to appear. All six people were transported to Jamestown City Jail to await arraignment.The Jamestown Department of Development was called to assist before condemning the residence. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Spring Break Ag Tour

first_imgAgriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are learning about the diversity of agriculture during a weeklong tour across the state.Thirty-three students are spending their spring break immersing themselves in learning more about poultry, Vidalia onions, peanuts, turfgrass and many other commodities that make agriculture an almost $14 billion industry in Georgia.“This is an amazing tour that allows students to see Georgia agriculture up close and personal. Students learn about the complexity and sophistication of Georgia agriculture,” said Josef Broder, CAES associate dean for academic affairs. “They gain a perspective and appreciation for agriculture that better prepares them for careers in and outside of agriculture.”The tour began on Monday in north Georgia with stops to learn about apples at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia; wine at Wolf Mountain Vineyards in Dahlonega, Georgia; poultry production at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory in Gainesville, Georgia; and nursery production at James Greenhouses, a family-owned and -operated perennial plug operation in Colbert, Georgia.On Tuesday, the tour progressed south, visiting Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Georgia; FPL Food, a beef processing plant in Augusta, Georgia; M&T Farms, a 500-acre Vidalia onion farm in Lyons, Georgia; and the UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, also in Lyons, where research is conducted on the latest Vidalia onion varieties.On Wednesday, the tour visited stops in south Georgia, including Premium Peanut Company in Douglas, Georgia; UGA Tifton Campus; Rutland Farms and Market, and Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia; and Pike Creek Turf in Adel, Georgia. The following day, students visited Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton; the Glass Alligator Farm in Camilla, Georgia; Thrush Ag Aviation in Albany, Georgia; and The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia.The tour concludes on Friday with a visit to the UGA Griffin Campus and to the Chick-fil-A test kitchens in Atlanta.“The trip is meant to give students a new perspective on agriculture and its diversity across the state,” said Breanna Coursey, student recruiter on the UGA Tifton Campus. “Students should value what they learn this week because it’s an educational opportunity unlike any other.”The trip is also unique in that it offers students a chance to visit the UGA Tifton and UGA Griffin campuses, extended campuses of CAES.“This is a great opportunity for students who have never been to our campus to see the Future Farmstead, an energy-efficient home of the future, and our dairy, for students who may have never seen a dairy cow before,” said UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West. “That’s the most rewarding thing about a trip like this, it allows students to see Georgia agriculture’s broad landscape in just a week’s time.”Christina Garner, a UGA Tifton student who was on the tour last year, values the education she received during her week traveling across Georgia.“The tour provided many networking opportunities in the agricultural industry. These opportunities are incredibly important as graduation rapidly approaches,” Garner said. “I do not believe I will have another opportunity like the Spring Break Georgia Ag Tour.”To learn more about the Spring Break Georgia Ag Tour from CAES students, visit blog.caes.uga.edu/georgiaagtour.“I wish more of our students could have this experience during their college years. More than others, these students will truly understand where their food comes from,” Broder said.[Julia Rodriguez is an intern for UGA Tifton.]last_img read more

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Authorities warn against ‘porch pirates’ this holiday season

first_imgAs the craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday pass, many people are receiving deliveries to their homes in the coming weeks and authorities are warning of the possibility for stolen packages. Not only did she lose the gift, but said, “it hits your heart really hard, especially the fact that my parents were saving it up all year and they don’t have a lot of money.” Local Mother Micalya Robertson said she’s fallen victim to this kind of thief, “my mother had been nice enough to save up for the whole year, money, $200, it was on a Walmart gift card and unfortunately while I was at work one day, somebody stole it out of my mailbox.” “One of the best ways that people can protect themselves is just through tracking their packages, knowing when things are going to be delivered,” Barcek added. (WBNG) — Authorities are warning against ‘porch pirates’ as you order gifts this holiday season. Detective Barcek said delivering packages to work is a good way to avoid package thieves. Broome County Sheriff’s Office Detective Matt Barcek said, “you’re always going to see an increase in the amount of larcenies around this time because people are getting more stuff delivered to them.” “You can also have them diverted to a facility for those companies where you could then pick them up which is the safest way,” he added.center_img He says the so-called ‘porch pirates’ are not shy this time of year. Now, Robertson doesn’t send packages to her home, but rather her work. Since that change, she’s been holiday theft-free. Officials recommend keeping you property well-lit and said cameras can be helpful. “We’ve seen these criminals being so brazen, they’ll come out in broad daylight and just take things.” If you think a package of yours was stolen, authorities say first check with your carrier to make sure it was brought to the right address. If your package was stolen, get in touch with police as soon as possible.last_img read more

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St. James, St. John’s to send off 6th graders with ceremonies

first_img(WBNG) — St. James, St. Johns and all Saints will send off their 6th grade classes with graduation ceremonies. Students, parents and staff will celebrate the students and all ceremonites will take places outdoors and follow New York State Guidance. St. James school in Johnson City will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The graduation mass will be followed by a prayer service.center_img St. Johns in Binghamton will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. A graduation mass will be held followed by a parade around 6:30 p.m.last_img

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“MAKE ME CARE” as the main philosophy in tourism

first_img“Make me care” is a well-known Disney philosophy, which is one of the basics in tourism, or should be because it is about service and care for guests.So at breakfast before the trip, ie leaving the Arena Hospitality Group Park Plaza Verudela in Pula, I received free coffee as a sign of attention with the sentence: “As you hit the road, we treat you to a coffee to stay awake and better monitor traffic. Happy journey and come to us again. “This is not about free coffee or money, but a sign of attention. A sign of attention I didn’t expect. They bought me forever with one “ordinary” coffee. In procurement with a “cost” of one kuna, if not less. This is called effective marketing.The people on the front line of defense are the hotel brand, not the Management. From receptionists, waiters, maids, etc.… they are the real brand of every hotel. And it is precisely this example that is proof of this thesis. That is why this whole situation about the lack of workers in tourism is both ridiculous and tragic. I wonder how we in Croatia got into a situation where people just fell on the scale of values ​​to the last line. The entire tourist system not only examined the last limits of extensibility, but consciously, with all the alarms and alarms, squeezed the gas to the end. The worker, ie the man who is the most valuable resource as well as the key to success in tourism, was at the very bottom of the value.That is exactly why the labor force problem arose. Due to poor working conditions, disrespect for workers, man as well as low wages. People are the key to success in tourism, and in Croatia they are still a cost, so it is imperative to find as cheap labor as possible. Preferably Filipinos, Indians… when we no longer have robots to replace people in hotels. The working atmosphere, respect and working conditions are more important than the amount of salary, but we have fallen at all levels. People are the key to success, and their performance can be above expectations if they are satisfied and happy with working conditions and salary levels. Also, if employees are satisfied with the working environment and atmosphere, they will not go to the competition for “100 kuna” higher salary.Most hoteliers would view this famous coffee as an expense rather than an investment. Of course, if we look at an excel spreadsheet from an office in London, certainly how bookkeeping that coffee is is an expense. But the excel spreadsheet has no emotions and experiences, and there is a big difference from tourism and the real estate business i.e. the tourism industry that watches and draws profits to its limits and then resell the real estate and go to a new locationThe best marketing is peopleTo make things funnier, they bought me one plain coffee.Last year we made over 100 million overnight stays, we had customers in our showroom, did we buy them? Have we met or exceeded their expectations? Have we sold them a story, ie given the motive for their arrival to return to the pre- and post-season? So the season is extended, our guests are there, in our controlled conditions. We just have to tell them the story and it’s nice to wrap up. Also, that’s how tourist spending goes up, you know the story of why there are chocolates and those “little things” right next to the cash register in supermarkets. When you have already spent hundreds of kunas, you still do not see those few kunas as a big expense.It is cheapest to return a strict guest, and that is imperative. Have as many returning guests as possible who are loyal. They are free, there is no cost of marketing and commission, and they are still our brand ambassadors. Of course, this is a long-term process, to complete the whole story, not a sure return on investment in two or three years. But it is also a question of what kind of investors we want in our tourism or what kind of tourism and tourist product we want to have.A sign of attention, the “Make me care” philosophy must be the basis of business in tourism. Let you care about the guests. Let them feel like people, not like numbers. That is exactly the message of this story. It is the best possible marketing, the cheapest and most efficient. People make a difference, while the quality of accommodation is understood according to the categorization of the hotel. And finally, as life sometimes tells strange stories that incredibly match and complement each other, just yesterday a friend called me to recommend him where to spend his summer in Pula. You know my answer – Park Plaza Verudela. Thus, the investment of one kuna is multiplied, all thanks to the people who are at the forefront of the defense of every hotel and the most important resource in tourism.last_img read more

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Oil’s apocalyptic April could reverberate for years to come

first_imgTopics : The demand slump is being exacerbated by former OPEC+ allies Saudi Arabia and Russia pumping as much crude as they can in a battle for market share, heaping additional pressure on shipping, tanks and pipelines. Goldman sees around 20 million barrels a day flowing into storage in April, while IHS Markit expects the world will run out of space to store oil by the middle of the year.Few in the industry will be spared. April is also set to be the worst ever month for global jet fuel demand, while industry consultant FGE forecasts American gasoline consumption will plunge by 50% from a year earlier. Energy Aspects Ltd. predicts global benchmark Brent crude may drop to near $10 a barrel, a level not seen in more than two decades.The April crash sets up a bleak second quarter for the market, potentially causing some producers to go to the wall and destabilizing governments in many OPEC nations. A near-term recovery in prices seems unlikely, with around 70% of 130 respondents to a Bloomberg Intelligence survey saying they see Brent still below $30 a barrel by June.About 70% of Bloomberg Intelligence’s 130 survey respondents see Brent below $30 by June, prior to OPEC’s next meeting. With the world’s biggest economies in lockdown due to Covid-19 and Brent at a 17-year low, a near-term recovery seems unlikely as demand remains in free-fall and Saudi Arabia and Russia entrench supply dominance.While the crisis will see the energy industry finally achieve the restructuring it so badly needs, according to Goldman, the push for de-carbonization could hinder its recovery when demand returns. Oil is entering a period of unparalleled demand destruction this month that promises to transform the industry for years to come.Daily consumption will plummet by 15 million to 22 million barrels in April from a year earlier, according to estimates from some of the world’s most influential energy analysts. The crash has already led to refiners slashing processing, drillers halting output and storage tanks swelling across the world.“This will likely be a game-changer for the industry,” Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts including Jeffrey Currie and Damien Courvalin said in a March 30 note. “It is impossible to shut down that much demand without large and persistent ramifications to supply.”last_img read more

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Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

first_imgThe 67-year-old will survey a display of modern military might involving over 13,000 troops, with more than 20 items of hardware on show for the first time including Tosochka flame-throwers, T-90M tanks and Buk-M3 surface-to-air missile systems.Vintage vehicles such as the workhorse T-34 tank will also be on display and some troops will wear World War II uniforms.Putin, whose two-year-old brother died as Nazis encircled Leningrad, has sought to associate his regime with the most revered aspect of the Soviet era: wartime victory.Ahead of the parade, he slammed the West for “insulting Russia” by playing down the USSR’s role in winning the war.While Putin has pushed for the parade, some have voiced fears over the risk of infection, with mass public events still formally banned in Moscow.The event will see troops from 13 countries including China and India marching and more than 200 military vehicles rolling down central streets. ‘Historic truth’ More than a dozen Russian cities and regions have opted not to hold parades on the same day, citing virus risks, although events will go ahead in cities including Saint Petersburg and Volgograd.Showing jitters, both Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov have advised people to watch it on television rather than attend in person.”Why in hell are you holding it if you don’t recommend going?” top opposition politician Alexei Navalny asked in a live blog.At rehearsals, troops were wearing masks and rubber gloves but they will not do so on the day, an army source told AFP.Preference was given to troops with virus antibodies, the defense ministry said.Seated at intervals in the stands will be veterans who have been quarantined ahead of the event in sanatoriums, Putin’s spokesman Peskov said.French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are among international leaders who were initially set to attend but have since cancelled.However, Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese defense minister Wei Fenghe are expected to be there.Putin has angered some by fast-tracking the parade and the constitution vote while he remains carefully shielded from the virus.The opposition slammed him for timing the vote to benefit from a mood of patriotism straight after the parade.Navalny questioned why “this fraudulent, fake vote has to be dressed up with victory celebrations and victory symbols like tinsel”.One Moscow billboard urging Russians to vote shows a little girl in World War II uniform with the slogan: “We’ll protect the memory of our ancestors.”The constitutional amendments proposed by Putin include one honoring war victims and defending “historic truth”. Thousands of Russian troops will march in Moscow on Wednesday as President Vladimir Putin brushes off virus fears to host a World War II commemoration ahead of a crucial vote on his rule.The military display in Red Square to mark 75 years since the Soviet victory in World War II had been scheduled for May 9 but the Kremlin postponed it citing requests from veterans, as coronavirus cases shot up.Putin rescheduled the event as soon as lockdown measures eased, keen to move on from an outbreak that has hit his country hard. With more than 8,000 recorded fatalities and around 580,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections, Russia has the pandemic’s third largest caseload after the United States and Brazil.The parade coincides with the anniversary of the first post-war parade on Red Square, which saw Soviet troops throw down Nazi standards in front of the Lenin mausoleum on June 24, 1945.It comes just a week ahead of a national vote on constitutional amendments that would allow Putin, in power since 2000, to reset his term-limit clock to zero and stay in the Kremlin until 2036.The parade will be Putin’s first major appearance in public since the pandemic, after he attended an open-air flag-raising ceremony on June 12. Topics :last_img read more

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