Umphrey’s McGee Will Webcast Their Three-Night Run In Philadelphia

first_imgProgressive jam masters Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a sure-to-be-special three-night run at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, and they want you to be able to experience the rock show from the comforts of your own home. The band have just announced that all three nights will be available for on-demand streaming courtesy of TourGigs. Each show will be available for purchase in HD and with soundboard audio.Each night costs $12.99, or you can purchase a bundle of all three nights for $34.99. All purchasers will be able to re-watch the shows for a full seven days, giving any Umphrey’s fan across the country the opportunity to take place in these shows, at their own leisure. Click here for more info on how to purchase the webcasts.last_img

News coverage of the 2016 election: How the press failed the voters

first_imgA new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage during the 2016 general election, and concludes that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump received coverage that was overwhelmingly negative in tone and extremely light on policy.The negativity was not unique to the 2016 election cycle but instead part of a pattern in place since the 1980s and one that is not limited to election coverage. “A healthy dose of negativity is unquestionably a good thing,” writes Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, and the study’s author. “Yet an incessant stream of criticism has a corrosive effect. It needlessly erodes trust in political leaders and institutions and undermines confidence in government and policy,” resulting in a media environment full of false equivalencies that can mislead voters about the choices they face.This is the final report of a multi-part research series analyzing news coverage of candidates and issues during the 2016 presidential election. The study tracks news coverage from the second week of August 2016 to the day before Election Day.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Nov. 12

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOur present system works for AmericaWhile some letters disparaging Trump were difficult to accept, I agree with comments about his childish tweets and his insults towards people opposing him that make him unpresidential.For those angry over Hillary’s loss, this may help:When Bill Clinton left office, their net worth was less than $16 million. When Hillary left as Secretary of State, their net worth grew to more than $48 million.One could assume if Hillary was elected president, their net worth would have skyrocketed.Trump’s salary is $1 per year.For those wanting Fox News off the air while CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC are all anti-Trump, we have only Fox, as pro-Trump.One-sided news sounds like China.The 2020 elections have the three top Democrats running for office all wanting to change our present system, which creates millionaires and billionaires, to a system that makes the rich evil and people dependent on the government.These supposed acts of kindness are a Trojan horse towards socialism. Be careful when you replace a few job creating entrepreneurs with many people waiting in line for free government handouts.When Trump is re-elected in 2020, he will continue his work on job creation, lifting all boats, both rich and poor.As always, God bless America and God bless, our present form of government.Vince AlescioClifton ParkRussian history is a reflection of todayCertain items in this parody of Rep. Adam Schiff quoted from the book “The Gulag Archipelago” by Solzhenitsyn might remind the reader of current events.Please read on.“The Petrograd Church trial June 9 – July 5, 1922. The only witnesses heard were those of the prosecution. Defense witnesses were not permitted to testify. (oh, how familiar it all is) They were in a big hurry to produce a Criminal Code in time for the trial of the SR’s, the Socialist Revolutionaries.“Trial of the SR’s was June 8 – August 7, 1922. But since then, and after many, many trials, the whole thing makes one want to vomit.“But keep them in prison and hadn’t it already been 3 years? Wasn’t it necessary to try them? And what should they be charged with?“This period had not been sufficiently investigated in the pre-trial examination our prosecutor complained.”These words quoted from the book are true accounts of the happenings in 1922 when a Russian bishop in the Russian Orthodox Church was on trial in Russia.Anyone interested in learning more can look up Benjamin of Petrograd from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on the computer.Walter K. JanczakSloansvilleWe’re all entitled to express opinionsIn her Oct. 30 letter, Diane Sanders Hombach’s referral to a letter from Wendell Neugebauer on Oct. 21 saying “until a baby can come out of a man’s body, an opinion on abortion shouldn’t come out of his mouth.”Following that logic, none of us should have or be able to express an opinion regarding space travel, leaving that discussion to the relatively few who have actually traveled into space.Also, since I don’t drink alcohol and I have never had a driver’s license, I guess I’m not entitled to an opinion, nor can I speak about drunk drivers or driving.Our opinions are what we opine about, think about, and talk about. They do not necessarily have to come from our own experiences.The original point to the letter is that “a baby would be coming out of a body.” That being said, it’s a separate entity from that body.The argument from pro-abortion/pro-choice people is that it’s a woman’s body; her choice doesn’t hold up. The baby is coming out as its own separate being.Kudos to Geraldine Havasy’s Nov. 5 letter (“Even women don’t have a right to kill babies”) for a similar sentiment.Susan HoverSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

APAA holds gala for esteemed alumni

first_imgDistinguished alumni were honored at this year’s USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Gala.On April 10, the USC APAA gave various awards to Trojan alumni of Asian Pacific descent such as USC Parents Association co-presidents Debbie and Ben Wong; the CEO of Ito En, Yosuke Honjo; Olympic gold medalist Sammy Lee; and the assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Haruki Rocky Seto.David Ono, co-anchor of ABC 7 Eyewitness News, served as the master of ceremonies.This year’s gala marks the most recent effort by APAA to raise money to support future generations of Trojans. Since 1984, APAA has distributed over $1 million in scholarships to more than 450 students. Last year, the organization awarded numerous scholarships to 61 students. In a promotional video for the gala, current APAA President Karen Wong reminded alumni “return, reunite, and reengage” and to reach deeper to assist the next generation of leaders.Several hundred people came to show their support for the APAA. APAA Executive Director Grace Shiba opened the yearly Scholarship and Awards Gala with welcoming remarks followed by a performance by the Trojan Marching Band and the USC Song Girls. APAA Associate Director Alex Chang and Manager Angela Teng were among those who ran the event event to ensure smooth facilitation.Lee received the APAA 2015 Legacy Award for his previous involvement in the community. As the first Asian American gold medalist, Lee shared the hardships he experienced at a time where he faced racial discrimination and could not access “white-only” public pools.  To combat this, he would jump into piles of sand to train for spring board diving. The 94-year-old gave an energetic “fight on” before leaving the stage.James G. Ellis, dean of the Marshall School of Business, was in attendance to present the Leadership Award to Yosuke Honjo. Honjo is an advisor to the Honjo International Scholarship Foundation, a member of several organizations such as the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and an active member of the U.S.-Japan Council.Seto received the Leadership Award for not only demonstrating his strengths by leading the Seahawks to their 2014 NFC championship, but also for his various contributions to the APAA and the Trojan family.Lastly, Ben and Debbie Wong were bestowed with the APAA 2015 Service Award for their involvement in the Trojan community. Both are heavily engaged in USC affairs. Currently Ben Wong serves on the board of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment while Debbie is on the Kappa Alpha Theta advisory board.Every year, APAA applauds the efforts of outstanding members of the Asian Pacific Islander Trojan Family while recognizing current USC APAA scholars for their endeavors. An information booklet handed out at the gala explained that the goal of the event is not only to highlight the accomplishments of past and present Trojans but also to help future generations which demonstrated the need for great financial assistant.“We are not only recognizing students because of their [financial] need. We also want to recognize high levels of achievement within API students,” APAA President-Elect Jaime Lee said.The USC APAA supports the advancement of Trojans by building relationships between alumni and students by providing a voice for the Asian Pacific Trojans. A video highlighting some of the current and previous APAA scholars was presented during the ceremony. The purpose of the video was to demonstrate the impact of the scholarships on students and how APAA’s continual endeavor to provide them translates into success for all of USC.“I was able to get involved with a lot of Asian American communities outside of USC. That’s really enabled me to seek out other stories and other histories,” current APAA scholar Andy Su said.Patrick E. Auerbach, associate senior vice president for alumni relations, explained that the mission for the APAA and the importance of garnering more support from the community.“The APAA is very specific to the community, but part of the mission of the APAA is to grow great support for the university on a greater scale, and to be that entry point for some alumni,” he said.Guests provided support for the APAA’s future endeavors with bids on both live and silent auction items, which were donated by more than 100 contributors. Among the items was a customized, one-of-a-kind USC Darth Vader mask. Others gave direct donations during and after the gala.The USC East Asian a capella group, Trogons, provided live entertainment during the event’s dinner by singing their rendition of Disney’s “Make a Man Out of You.” Cinematic Arts alumni Jon Paul Puno, accompanied by Ashley Hoe, closed the evening with a special performance of Andrea Bocelli’s “Because We Believe.”last_img read more

Limacol Knockout on today

first_imgThe third annual Limacol Knockout Football Tournament will continue this evening at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue, where the organisers, Petra, have two scintillating matchups scheduled.On the cards for today, Group C’s Santos will collide with Pouderoyen; and later on, Group ‘A’ action will see Pele FC competing with Police.Santos, who began their 2018 outing with a draw, will face-off against the confident Pouderoyen, who are coming off of a win against Beacon. Esan Nelson and Quessey Alleyne are expected to repeat their marvellous scoring and attacking plays in order to overcome the formidable Santos side.In the next matchup, at 20:00hrs, a fairly young Pele FC team will try to better their first game, when they settled for a draw after Mervyn Liverpool managed to net aA glimpse of the action in this year’s tournamentlone goal.Despite this, the young team will look to work on their connecting, since opportunities seem to flow constantly for them. Police, on the other hand, have had a mix of fortunes in their first two games, losing to the less experienced Mahaica Determinators, then scoring a 1-nil win. They will, nevertheless, have much work to do to get around the quick feet of Pele.The knockout tournament holds twelve teams in three groups, namely: Group A:- Police, Pele Football Club, Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators. Group B:- Camptown, Georgetown Football Club, Riddim Squad and Buxton Stars. Group C:- Santos, Pouderoyen, Grove Hi Tec and Beacons Football Club. These teams are competing to win the grand prize of $600,000.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: ST MARY’S KINCASSLAGH PARISH NEWS

first_imgSt. Mary’s, Kincasslagh:Schedule of Masses Next weekendSaturday @ 7.30 p.m.Sunday @ 10.00 a.m.Next WeekMon, Tues, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. St. Columba’s, Burtonport:Next WeekendSaturday @ 6.30 p.m.Sunday @ 11.00 a.m.Next Week.Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.Lay Apostolate Prayer Group 2nd Monday of the Month in the Oratory @ 6.30 p.m. All Welcome.Anniversaries & Masses StC= St Columba’s. StM= St Mary’s.Michael McShane, Sat 25th, StCConal & Frank Doogan, Gortnasade, Sat 25th, StMPatrick Sweeney, Bunawillian, Sun 26th, StMAlan Johnson, Milltown, Months mind, Sun 26th, StCNora Ward, Cruit, Wed, StMGracie Bonner, Keadue, Sat 3rd, StCBridget & Murray O’Donnell, Sat 3rd, StMKitty Moy McCreath, Sun 4th, StMMass of the people, Sun 4th, StCMary Breslin, Roshine Lodge who was buried on MondayJohn Connaghan, Cloughglass who was buried on Tuesday.Danny McKinney, whose anniversary occurs at this time.May they rest in peace. Fundraising EventsCaislean Oir, AnnagryQuiz on Wednesday. Proceeds in aid of THE NORTH WEST PONY CLUB. Teams of 4, €20, 10 p.m. Your support is appreciated!Service of RemembranceLetterkenny Hospital annual interdenominational service of remembrance for little babies who have died due to still birth, Neo-Natal death or Miscarriage is being held on Sunday 11th March, 2012 @ 4.00 p.m. in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny.Rosses Good Morning ServiceThis service is available to all aged 65 years and over who would like a chat on a weekly basis on a Monday or Tuesday morning. The service is free and completely confidential. Locally you can contact 074 95 42093 or 074 95 42975, or call Frances Brown at 074 93 21598 for details.Keadue Rovers FCWeekly bingo and fortnightly lotto continues in Kincasslagh Hall on Friday nights at 8:30. The club lotto now stands at €2,250.00 and will be drawn next Friday 2nd March. The senior team continued their excellent run of form last Sunday and now are just three games from the end of the season and are currently top of the league. They face an away trip this Sunday to Glenree Utd at 2pm. Best wishes are extended to all. Community Employment SchemeKincasslagh development have a vacancy for anyone who is unemployed for at least 1 year and receiving social welfare benefits. Contact Colm Mc Hugh on 0863082009 or 0749557981Coffee MorningI have a team entered in an event taking place in LYIT in May. Organised by the Irish Cancer Society to celebrate our loved ones who are still with us and to remember those who are not, it’s a 24hr walking relay with 70 teams of 15 people. A team member must be on track at all times (as Cancer never sleeps). It includes lots of music, choirs, remembrance ceremony, etc… and I am hosting a fund raiser Coffee Morning here in AIB Bank, Dungloe on Thursday 1 March from 10am to 12.30. I would be delighted if you can pop in and support this. Thanks, Joanne Geoghegan.Getting married?Engaged Encounter is designed for couples preparing for marriage and seeks to enrich communication in all aspects of their relationship. The next non-residential weekend will take place on 24 & 25 March 2012 in the Dromantine Centre, Newry. For more information, phone 028 7930 0340 (NI) or e-mail [email protected] your marriage vows, enrich your marriage on a Marriage Encounter Weekend, 9th-11th March in Dromantine, Newry. A weekend for couples in a stable relationship who wish to make a good marriage even better.For information phone 02871350612 or visit our website www.marriageencounter.ieWhat will you do with your old telly when Ireland goes digital?With Ireland now going digital, this means lots of households will be upgrading their TV sets. Saint Vincent de Paul ask you to kindly donate these and any other electrical goods i.e., CD and DVD players, computers, Xbox’s and Playstations and old mobile phones etc., so they can be recycled and help this very worthwhile charity. The drop off point is the Letterkenny Community Centre. For more info call Terence @ 0863192721.Evening classes in the RCSThere are still places available on the Cookery course that commenced on Tuesday, and the Junior Certificate Maths for adults that commenced on Thursday. Classes start at 7pm.Night at the DogsIn aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and Donegal Down Syndrome at Lifford Greyhound StadiumSat Feb 25th @ 7:30pm. This is part of an annual nationwide fundraising campaign and the first year Lifford have become involvedTickets are €10 or €20 for a family ticket which include admin, goodie bags and entry into draw.There are a number of food options. All Options to be purchased through Office before Friday February 17th. Contact 91 03527 for tickets.CLG An Clochan LiathThe Moonlight 5k Walk/Run in aid of the Dungloe GAA Minor board will take place on Wednesday the 29th of February (Leap Night) starting at 8pm. The same route as the fun walk/run. Starting at chapel road, to the top of the town, up to the old fire station, back to the angle in past the GAA pitch, around at the little bridge and finishing at the Ionad. Get you High Viz on everybody and see you all there :0) Times to beat Kevin McGee (18+mins) Helen Doherty McCready (21+ mins) Registration will take place at 7.30 p.m. Adults €5 underage €2.Monastic Experience Weekend taking place here at St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn on 20-22 April,2012. The event is open to women who are discerning God’s call in their lives and who would like to discover more about monastic life.We are a vibrant, growing community of 36 sisters. Currently, there are 2500 Cistercian monks and 1800 Cistercian nuns worldwide.Visit our website www.glencairnabbey.org which we regularly update to provide news, information and insights about our Cistercian way of life.VEC – Adult EducationNeed a little help to spell, write or read better? We offer a free and confidential 1:1 service. Please ring Dolores on 0861740677 for info.ConfirmationSchedule of events1/3/2012 7 pm First session @ St Columba’s Community Centre8/3/2012 7 pm Second session @ St Columba’s Community Centre15/3/2012 7 pm Third session @ St Columba’s Community Centre22/3/2012 7 pm Movie evening @ St Mary’s Hall, Kincasslagh29/3/2012 7 pm Fourth session @ St Columba’s Community Centre1/4/2012 8 pm Ceremony of light & reconciliation @ St Columba’s Church22/4/2012 10 am Confirmation @ St Mary’s Church26/4/2012 7 pm Fifth session @ St Mary’s Hall, KincasslaghPlease pray for our young people of fifth and sixth class who are preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation this year. As infants their parents took responsibility for their faith at their baptism. As young adults they now consider making that commitment for themselves. Pray also for their leaders who will help them in the above sessions.LOCAL NEWS: ST MARY’S KINCASSLAGH PARISH NEWS was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST MARY’S KINCASSLAGH PARISH NEWSlast_img read more

HARPS FINALLY GET OFF MARK THANKS TO ‘LUCKY’ GOAL AGAINST ATHLONE

first_imgFinn Harps have about as much chance of challenging for a place in the Premier League next season as Ivor Callely has of becoming the next President.But the Balybofey side’s season eventually kicked off last night when they won their first league game at the 12th attempt against Athlone Town.A solitary Kevin McHugh goal after 20 minutes in very fortunate circumstances for the home team was the only real difference between the sides. It wasn’t Christmas but the Donegal side’s goal was the biggest gift they’re likely to receive this season.The Midlanders’ Niall Scullion and goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann got their lines of communication all wrong from a Paddy McLaughlin’s delivery.Scullion headed the ball blindly to where he presumably anticipated where he thought Schlingermann would be but he wasn’t and McHugh stole in to score from all of three yards with an open net at his mercy.Inside as little as six minutes McHugh passed up a decent opportunity when Scullion failed to cut out an optimistic ball forward from McLaughlin, which left McHugh in the clear. But the Harps skipper opted for the early shot from 20 yards and his effort curled over the crossbar. After the gift-wrapped opener, Harps continued to dominate and Packie Mailey’s header from Marc Brolly’s corner flew wide as Bonner and Garbhan Friel also drew saves from the Athlone number one. Substitute Ronan Stack then diverted a shot from Mailey away as the half drew to a close.Manager Peter Hutton and director of football Felix Healy should have been content with the first half showing and Harps played the ball around well with Mark Forker and Aaron McAlwee particularly impressive.However, with eight straight defeats going into the game, confidence was understandably fragile and there were a few restless moments after the interval.Athlone, who offered nothing in the first half with Alex Gardner isolated up front, restructured after the interval and Tommy Barrett was pushed forwards for a more orthodox 4-4-2 formation and he brought the first save of the evening from Ciaran Gallagher on 54 minutes.Then, two minutes later Paul Danagher should’ve levelled matters when he missed a header from inside the six-yard box following a corner from Kevin Williamson. Another corner from the Athlone skipper saw Gallagher fortunate to escape with a flap as the balance of power seemed to be shifting. Monaghan then trailed a shot just wide of the Harps’ upright. Danagher then saw a header land on the roof of the net following as the hosts began to get overrun in midfield. Referee Dave McKeon then waved his head after what appeared to be a clear-cut penalty award when McHugh was bundled over by Darren Young and although Athlone did threaten more and more, Harps work rate was commendable and they laterally created a few opportunities themselves.Friel was within inches of a drilled Forker delivery and McHugh uncharacteristically missed a one-on-one when set away by substitute Ciaran Coll and Bonner should’ve made it two when Forker was against the architect. In the end, though, the scantly populated home support were more than happy with the single goal and the long-awaited first win.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher;Paddy McLaughlin, Keith Cowan, Packie Mailey, Gareth Harkin; Mark Forker, Aaron McAlwee, Thomas Bonner, Marc Brolly (Ciaran Coll 77); Garbhan Friel, Kevin McHugh.Athlone Town: Michael Schlingermann; Niall Scullion, Tommy Barrett, Paul Danaher, Jamie Carr; Kevin Williamson, Darren Young (Roy King 80); Stephen Relihan, Kevin Horan (Ronan Stack 19), Eoin Monaghan; Alex Gardner (Bobby Tier 63). Referee: Dave McKeon.HARPS FINALLY GET OFF MARK THANKS TO ‘LUCKY’ GOAL AGAINST ATHLONE was last modified: May 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more