Steve Van Zandt To Be Honored By Little Kids Rock

first_imgBefore Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band finish the second U.S. leg of its world tour, many of its members will attend Little Kids Rock’s 10th anniversary Right to Rock Celebration, sponsored by the House of Marley and 1Love.org.On October 16th in New York city Steven Van Zandt will be presented with the “Big Man of The Year Award,” given annually to honor the legacy of the late, great Clarence Clemons. Van Zandt joins past honorees Lady Gaga and The Big Man himself. The event is being co-chaired by actress Maureen Van Zandt and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.The gala will resemble an all-star rock and roll festival with Van Zandt performing alongside many of his musical friends, including Elvis Costello, Dion DiMucci, Tom Morello, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, Kris Allen, Rubén Blades, Gary U.S. Bonds, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns, Jesse Malin, Jake Clemons, NYC Hit Squad and more surprise guests expected to attend. Little Kids Rock students will join these rock legends on stage to perform along side and celebrate the joy of music.The event, sponsored by The House of Marley and 1Love.org, will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom and will run from 6:30pm until the music stops. Table sponsorships are available for purchase and limited balcony-level tickets for the show (no bar or dinner) will be made available next week. For more information visit www.littlekidsrock.org/rtr12/sponsorship.htm.A key part of the evening will be the live and silent auctions (opening online in the weeks leading up to the event and concluding live at the October 16th event) featuring hard-to-find treasures like a keyboard signed by Lady Gaga, a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (with Jake Clemons making the piece a “first of a kind”), a tour of NFL Films and the set of Inside the NFL with Phil Simms, a custom guitar featuring Bob Marley hand painted by famed tattoo artist Mister Cartoon, an exclusive dinner with Maureen and Steven Van Zandt, a 5-night stay at one of the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection Resorts and much more. The funds raised by this once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza and unique auction will help Little Kids Rock bring the gift of music education to disadvantaged youth across the United States. The funds from this event and auction will enable Little Kids Rock to bring free lessons and instruments to over 100,000 disadvantaged public school students in 12 states.“Putting instruments in [children’s] hands is empowering,” Van Zandt said after personally delivering guitars to Little Kids Rock students in the Bronx last year. “We’re the only country in the world that thinks that art is a luxury. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity of life.”“It is a privilege to honor Steven Van Zandt,” said David Wish, Little Kids Rock’s Founder and Executive Director. “To do so with the company of the E Street Band friends and family is just thrilling.” Wish added, “Steven Van Zandt is a great artist, philanthropist and humanitarian who has provided tremendous support for Little Kids Rock students and for many people around the world. No wonder so many other artists are coming out and paying tribute to him.”Together, The House of Marley and 1Love.org are this year’s presenting sponsors of the Right to Rock Celebration and an ongoing partner with Little Kids Rock. The House of Marley is a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly lifestyle and personal audio gear, created in partnership with the Marley family, and donates a portion of all sales to 1Love.org, the Marley family nonprofit organization that focuses on youth, planet and peace. During the event, 1Love.org will announce a surprise fundraising project with Little Kids Rock that honors the spirit and artistry of the legendary Bob Marley.Tickets are available here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Montreal to get a new largely digital fashion week

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook A new fashion week is in the works for Montreal, and it will largely take place online.Digital Fashion Week Montreal is set to launch in March 2017, with organizers “re-writing the fashion week business model.”Runway shows will be streamed live to a global audience, but there will also be real-world networking events and other educational initiatives to support Canadian designers. The showcase was founded by Melanie Trevett, a fashion and retail entrepreneur who recently moved to Montreal from the United Kingdom.Her new festival comes three years after Montreal Fashion Week merged with the city’s Fashion + Design Festival in 2013.It also follows the loss of Toronto Fashion Week, which announced earlier this month that it was folding.“Canadian designers will be empowered with a fashion week that truly belongs to them, one that will take their careers into the future and from which the industry can grow internationally,” according to a release issued Wednesday.The event has lined up sponsors including Maybelline New York, Redken 5th Avenue New York, and essie.The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Average US 30year mortgage rate ticks up to 345 per cent

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week, though rates remain at historically low levels.Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked up to 3.45 per cent from 3.43 per cent last week. The average rate is down sharply from 3.94 per cent a year ago, and remains close to its all-time low of 3.31 per cent in November 2012.The 15-year fixed mortgage rate rose to 2.76 per cent from 2.74 per cent last week.Record-low interest rates this year have helped spur home purchases and boost the housing market.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage remained at 0.5 point this week. The fee for a 15-year loan also was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point.Rates on adjustable five-year mortgages averaged 2.74 per cent, up from 2.73 per cent last week. The fee held at 0.5 point.____This story has been corrected to remove an incorrect reference to the fourth straight week of increases in long-term rates. Average US 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.45 per cent This Monday, April 11, 2016, photo shows a home for sale in Surfside, Fla. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2016 8:45 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

In Geneva UN chief stresses central role of human rights in global

In his remarks to the UN Refugee Agency’s (UNCHR) annual Executive Committee meeting held in Geneva, the Secretary-General warned the gathered Member States that the “snapshot” of the state of the world is “not a pretty picture,” adding that never before has the UN had to confront “so many refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers” and provide “so many with emergency food assistance and other life-saving support.” “The world must do more to prevent forced displacement, address its root causes, and support solutions for those affected by it,” Mr. Ban stressed. “This requires greater resources and more political leadership. It also requires unprecedented cooperation by the international community.”Pointing to the multitude of global crises, spanning from Iraq and Syria to the Central African Republic and Horn of Africa, he urged “an earlier and greater focus” on human rights for the millions of refugees displaced by the conflicts and reminded Member States that human rights should be the centre point of their humanitarian assistance. “That is what we call Human Rights Up Front,” Mr. Ban continued. “Human rights should be put at the centre and the front when dealing with refugees and asylum seekers.”UNHCR’s Executive Committee reviews and approves the agency’s programmes and budget, advises on international protection and discusses a wide range of other issues with UNHCR and its intergovernmental and non-governmental partners on an annual basis. Addressing the 94-member body yesterday, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, cast a similarly foreboding picture of the global humanitarian situation, declaring that “the adequacy and sustainability of the resources available for humanitarian response” has been called into question by the accelerating demands made by a turbulent international political climate. In addition, he also urged more comprehensive prevention and conflict-resolution measures to be initiated by State actors in order to inhibit humanitarian crises altogether.At today’s meeting, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon echoed Mr. Guterres’ remarks, emphasizing the need to combine the efforts made by Member States on development and humanitarian issues. “Unresolved displacement can upend a country’s path to posterity. That is why the needs and potential of displaced populations must be reflected in national development plans and based on joint analysis,” noted Mr. Ban. “There should be no separation between humanitarian and development – it’s all part of development issues.”As he reminded the Committee to continue to ensure that the humanitarian system is “fit for purpose,” the Secretary-General also applauded UNHCR’s 10-year plan to eliminate statelessness in the world and called for “concrete action for changing nationality laws, resolving the plight of stateless people and ensuring no child is born without citizenship.” “We must reaffirm the universality of humanitarian principles which, when respected, protect both the victims and those who came to their rescue,” he proclaimed. “We simply cannot accept the erosion of these fundamental principles – anywhere, at any time, for any reason.” read more

UNICEF says 2017 has been a very difficult year for children in

“2017 has seen a dramatic increase in violence. The previously unstable regions, such as the center and the north west, have remained very tense. In addition, the entire south-west that had previously been spared by the crisis, is now the worst-hit region,” said Christine Muhigana, UNICEF Representative in the country, at the regular press briefing in Geneva.Children and women are of course the first victims: half of the population in CAR is in need of humanitarian support, that is 2.5 million people, including 1.3 million children.Currently, 20 per cent of the schools are closed because of insecurity, and those that are open have too many pupils and not enough teachers.Reports of children’s rights violations are on the rise. In 2017, 50 per cent more documented incidents than the previous year, twice the number of children recruited into armed groups.Immunization campaigns have been disrupted in several regions due to persistent insecurity, and basic healthcare needs are not met especially in regions where the NGOs are no longer able to operate.“As UNICEF Representative, I am very concerned about the lasting impact this crisis is having on children. We have a whole generation at risk of growing up traumatized, without proper education, without healthcare and constantly exposed to the most horrific violence,” she said.UNICEF has helped provide temporary learning spaces for over 50,000 children in 2017, and plans to do so for 85,000 children in 2018. The agency also provided support for children released from armed groups to reintegrate into society.Through a rapid response mechanism, UNICEF has been able to provide non-food items, such as mats, mosquito nets, blankets, and cooking supplies, to nearly 25,000 households and emergency water and sanitation interventions to almost 72,000 people.At the same time, the agency received only 46 per cent of the funding needed to meet the humanitarian needs this year. “In 2018 the needs are growing: we are going to need every support we can get, if we do not want the children of CAR to be left to a terrible fate,” she said. read more

UConn Is Finally An Underdog In The Womens Final Four

The Final Four of the 2019 NCAA women’s basketball tournament is set, which means FiveThirtyEight’s Sara Ziegler is here to break down the two semifinal games. Watch to learn how the teams match up, who’s favored to win and how those favorites can avoid possible upsets on their way to the national title.Be sure to follow our live win probabilities and predictions throughout the rest of the women’s and men’s NCAA tournaments.

Pensioner faces jail if he walks on police couples grass in a

first_imgThe grass verge has been a source of controversy for eight years \ The grass verge has been a source of controversy for eight yearsCredit:Ben Lack So when the Webbs started mowing the verge themselves, and told the widower to stop driving across it, he refused.The couple placed nearly 40 ornamental rocks on the border of their land and Mr Taylor was arrested for smashing one of the boulders with a sledgehammer to “protect his right of way”.The turf war dragged on for years in the ordinarily-peaceful residential area nestled between Highfield Road and, ironically, Love Lane. The court heard Mr Taylor began driving his car back and forth across the land almost daily, doing wheel spins and churning up grass.  York Magistrates court was told of how Mr Taylor would sit in his car for hours, staring over at their property. Mr Webb, 43, said that he and his wife had become virtual “prisoners in our own home” because of Mr Taylor’s “vendetta”. Mr Taylor was found guilty of harassing the Webbs and was banned from driving for six months to curb his anti-social behaviour. As a precaution, officers also confiscated his shotgun and rifle, but these have been returned on appeal. A pensioner who battled with his neighbours over a patch of land could be sent to jail if he walks on the grass outside his home.The eight-year feud in Whitby, North Yorkshire – over the ownership of a roadside verge between two houses – reached an uneasy truce when Jon and Sara Webb obtained a court order against their elderly neighbour.Phil Taylor, 86, was served with a harassment notice and banned from driving, as well as other sanctions, after a campaign against the Webbs.The dispute began when the couple, both police officers, bought their property from the police authority along with a 100 yard grass verge that runs down the street past Mr Taylor’s home. Until then, the retired former soldier had tended to the land, planting rows of bulbs along the garden fence and mowing the grass. He also laid a patio next to the area, parked his caravan on the flagstones and built a boathouse, so he could tow his boat across the grass before he went fishing. Mr Taylor added that he would go and live with his family but was afraid of “being a nuisance.””I daren’t set foot on the grass because there is a CCTV camera trained on the verge all the time and if I just step off the patio onto it I will be arrested,” he added.”What gets me is everyone else in the street is free to walk on it and exercise their dogs there – but not me. All the neighbourhood is up in arms about what’s happened.”The Webbs, who have now repaired the damage to the grass verge, refused to comment following the court case.It is understood Mrs Webb has now retired from the police service but Mr Webb remains a serving officer. The pensioner also received a two-year restraining order, which prevents him from stepping on the Webbs’ land until July 2018, and was ordered to pay £620 court costs and fined £225 with a £30 surcharge.Mr Taylor intends to challenge the driving ban on the grounds that he was not convicted of any motoring offences.He said yesterday: “Now I just want my car back so I can pick up my pension and medications without being dependent on my son and granddaughter.”I can’t walk properly and without my car I have lost all mobility. It takes me an hour to get to the shops just down the road.” If I just step off the patio onto [the grass] I will be arrested,Phil Taylor Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

4300pound Objet1000 3D printer is for the big jobs

first_imgThere’s a big, mad rush right now to get 3D printers to a point where they can be in people’s homes. Meanwhile, on the industrial side of that coin — which is often undercovered as we focus on the price drops and accessibility of 3D printing — companies are building dining room table-sized 3D printers like the Objet1000.Home 3D printers are great, and will continue to get smaller, faster, easier to use, and more accurate. Right now, if you have a couple thousand dollars and really want to make your own dice they are amazing machines that fit on your desk. While these are really cool, most people forget that these are the descendants of giants. Industrial 3D printers are built to make massive 1:1 scale objects out of a variety of materials simultaneously. It will be a long time before anyone gets a machine like the Objet1000 in their home, and not just because the printer is 9-feet wide and nearly 6 feet tall.Connex 3D printers are capable of printing more than 120 different materials, and they are able to switch back and forth as needed without interrupting the print job. This allows prototypes to have different surface for more realistic end result, right down to a transparent material to simulate glass and a flexible rubber-like material if necessary. This is accomplished with 8 extruders on the print head, so it can switch back and forth and not risk the project shifting as it cools. The sides of the Printer can hold six different hot swappable cartridges, each weighing nearly 40 pounds. The Objet1000 gets its name by having a 1000mm printing base, meaning a single print can occupy a 1000 x 800 x 500 space.The print quality for the Objet1000 is great as well. If you compare the 100 micron resolution print of the new Makerbot Replicator 2 to the 30 micron resolution of the Objet1000, you begin to understand the difference between an industrial grade 3D printer and a consumer grade model. 100 micros is fantastic for most users, and certainly better than many of the consumer grade printers out there, but pales in comparison to what is being used for 3D printing prototypes on an industrial level.Looking at machines like the Objet1000 paints a great picture for where the consumer space is going to be headed. Right now, companies like Makerbot are working to increase the print resolution and make the machines small enough to fit in homes. We will see printers with multiple extruders for printing different materials and hot swappable cartridges to go with that in time as well.last_img read more

Pourquoi la voix dAdèle provoquetelle lémoi des auditeurs

first_imgPourquoi la voix d’Adèle provoque-t-elle l’émoi des auditeurs ? Afin de comprendre comment la célèbre chanson Someone Like You de Adèle parvient à arracher les larmes de millions d’auditeurs, The Wall Street Journal est allé enquêter auprès de spécialistes en psychologie et neurobiologie. Si l’émoi ressenti à l’écoute d’une chanson particulière dépend avant tout de la sensibilité et de l’histoire de chacun, il existe quelques astuces imparables qui permet de provoquer larmes et frissons chez ses auditeurs… Succès émotif assuré ! Parmi le top 10 des morceaux qui promettent un public larmoyant culmine actuellement Someone Like You, de la chanteuse britannique Adèle, récemment adulée lors de la 54e édition des Grammy Awards qui se tenaient à Los Angeles, le 12 février 2012.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?The Wall Street Journal est allé enquêter auprès de spécialistes en psychologie et neurobiologie afin d’expliquer comment la chanson est parvenue à faire pleurer des millions d’auditeurs. Selon le psychologue John Sloboda, l’émotion unanime ressentie à l’écoute d’un morceau serait lié à l’appoggiature, un ornement musical consistant à intercaler une petite note avant la principale. Martin Guhn, auteur d’une étude sur le sujet, affirme au Wall Street Journal que l’appoggiature intercalé dans une mélodie “génère une tension chez l’auditeur”. Il poursuit : “Quand les notes reviennent vers la mélodie anticipée, la tension disparaît et est remplacée par une sensation de bien-être”.Pour un morceau comme Someone Like You, la répétition des appoggiatures couplées aux modulations de voix de la chanteuse sur de longues notes, crée chez les auditeurs ce que le psychologue définit comme “de petites montagnes russes” émotionnelles et provoque l’apparition de larmes. Selon une équipe de neuroscientifiques de l’université canadienne de McGillcette, cette sensation contraire à de la tristesse, est très agréable pour les auditeurs. Une récente étude révèle que la chanson provoque en effet la libération de dopamine, un neurotransmetteur qui intervient dans le sentiment de plaisir.Le 18 février 2012 à 16:59 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Emotions still run high over BPA transmission line plans

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — The project was first floated more than two years ago. But the worry — and emotion — surrounding the Bonneville Power Administration’s proposed transmission line through Clark and Cowlitz counties showed no signs of fading during a public forum in Battle Ground on Thursday night.Close to 300 people turned out at the Battle Ground Community Center to give the federal power marketing agency an earful, with most of the dozens of speakers living near one of the BPA’s proposed routes.Opinions varied on what to do with the project. Many appeared weary of the lengthy planning process that’s left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over landowners living on or near one of those routes — without knowing their fate.“These people have been living in chaos for the last two years,” said Erna Sarasohn, chair of the group Citizens Against the Towers. “These people need to get back to planning their future … You have to give them some freedom and unburden them.”BPA has laid out four possible routes that could carry the 500-kilovolt line, ranging in cost from $317million to $407 million, along with several variations. The federal power marketing agency has said the project, running from Castle Rock to Troutdale, Ore., will help ease a strained Northwest power grid.last_img read more

Council Banishes 2 In Village Where Troopers Died

first_imgThe tribal government in the village where two Alaska State Troopers were killed has voted to banish two men indirectly connected to the deaths.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Tanana Tribal Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ask Arvin Kangas and William Walsh to leave permanently.Kangas is the father of 20-year-old Nathanial “Satch” Kangas, who is charged with murder in the May 1 deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich.Walsh is leader of the Athabascan Nation, a small group that rejects the authority of the Alaska state government.Tanana Tribal Council chairman Curtis Sommer says the council is holding the older men accountable for rhetoric that “more or less brainwashed” Nathanial Kangas.The council’s action must be reviewed by the tribal court.last_img read more

Simple Solutions To Harvey Related Respiratory Issues

first_img 00:00 /01:02 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo via FlickrHoustonians are still trying to recover from Hurricane Harvey. For many, it’s health issues caused by Harvey that people are dealing with. In fact by the time the storm cleared, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention was issuing warnings of health risks.But a local doctor said there may be some easy solution for some people.It’s become common occurrence in Houston following Harvey. People dealing with sneezing, runny nose, irritated eyes. The biggest instigator is mold spores, which have increased following the storm. Those with allergies suffer even more, but according to Doctor Dat Tran, there’s good news for many sufferers.“Fortunately, many of them are not allergic, which is great. I mean it’s just an irritant,” he said.An allergy specialist can determine if you’re allergic by administering a simple pin-prick test with results in less than ten minutes. For those that only irritated by the pollen, mold, or dust, a simple, over-the-counter nasal irrigation is one solution.“A bottle irrigation that you fill up with bottled water, and has salene, and then you flush your nose. Now I tell you, it’s rough although, once you get used to it, it’s a relief,” Dr. Tran said.Tran said if you use an antihistamine, and that reduces symptoms, you’re probably not dealing with an allergy. For those that are allergic to whatever Harvey has kicked up, Tran said doctors can prescribe shots or oral medications to treat your allergy. Listen Share Xlast_img read more

A 2016 photo of Tom Clements of the Green Bay Pack

first_imgA 2016 photo of Tom Clements of the Green Bay Packers taken on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 5 Comments   Share   Related LinksReport: Cardinals interview former Browns HC Hue Jackson for OC jobReport: Arizona Cardinals hire former Broncos DB coach Greg WilliamsJohn Clayton: ‘Hard to tell’ who will be Cardinals OC right nowClements coached the Green Bay Packers’ quarterbacks from 2006-11 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2012. He won a Super Bowl with the Packers in 2011.Clements has coached the Buffalo Bills (2004-05), Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), Kansas City Chiefs (2000) and New Orleans Saints (1997-99) prior to his tenure in Green Bay.This will be Clements’ first season coaching since 2016.The Cardinals had interviewed six other candidates before deciding to reportedly not move forward with an offensive coordinator. Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly not expected to hire an offensive coordinator but have hired Tom Clements to assist in the passing game.The move first reported on Saturday was made official by the Cardinals on Tuesday.Clements, 65, will coordinate the team’s passing game while also serving as quarterbacks coach.Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is expected to be the main play-caller with Clements assisting in the offense. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

Rep Lucido reminds residents to attend his November town hall meetings

first_img30Oct Rep. Lucido reminds residents to attend his November town hall meetings State Rep. Peter J. Lucido will host a series of town hall meetings on identity theft and Internet safety this November in which he will host special guests.Rep. Lucido wants to stress this important issue as we approach the holiday season when our personal information is most susceptible to being compromised.The town halls will take place at the following times and locations and will include special guests from local law enforcement agencies.Tuesday, Nov. 17Washington Township Hall57900 Van Dyke in Washington7-9 p.m.Special guests: Representative from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau, Romeo Police Chief Gregory Paduch and a representative from the Macomb County Sheriff Department.Wednesday, Nov. 18Shelby Township Hall52700 Van Dyke in Shelby Township7-9 p.m.Special guests: Representative from the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau and a Detective from the Shelby Township Police Department.“This is an event you do not want to miss,” said Rep. Lucido. “This is a very important issue that affects everyone and we want to make sure that your hard-earned money and property is kept out of the hands of criminals.  There are many ways that your information can be compromised, especially during the holidays, but there are also many ways that you can help protect it and we will have specialists on hand to help you do just that.”If you have any questions, please contact Rep. Lucido by phone at 517-373-0843, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov. Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photoslast_img read more