Beloved soul singer Marc Broussard recently released S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul On A Mission, an album filled with covers of songs from the 50’s and 60’s. The new release has a special function, as 50% of all proceeds went to City Of Refuge – an Atlanta-based charity that does groundbreaking work for the homeless population of the city.The S.O.S. album was actually the second in a series released by Broussard, with the first album mainly picking on upbeat soul numbers from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more. The second dug deeper into the genres and pulled out hits from its earliest days.“About a year ago, when we decided to do SOS 2, we tossed around several themes like blues, soul and even yacht rock,” explains Broussard. “But something about this song “Cry To Me” called out like it needed to be heard by the world again. I couldn’t get away from it. I’ve followed my gut at every step during this process and hopefully it pays off because we’re gonna help a lot of people.”From there, Broussard got to work on S.O.S 2, putting together a beautiful album in the process. But he’s not done yet! “The plan is to release an S.O.S. album every year along with associated video content and leverage those through licensing and sales to help those in poverty.”We’re honored to premiere the first video in support of S.O.S. 2. Watch as Marc Broussard covers an Otis Redding classic, “These Arms of Mine,” in the video below..Says Broussard, “This is the first Otis Redding song I ever heard. I was 8 years old and my dad had just joined a new band and was learning a bunch of new material. I fell in love with Otis’ music that day and have only grown to love it more through the years.”Broussard will be playing these songs and his original material on tour throughout the month of November. You can see the full schedule below, and head to his website for more information.Marc Broussard Tour DatesNovember 3 – Atlanta, GA – City WineryNovember 4 – Nashville, TN – City WineryNovember 17 – Austin, TX – Music and Memories Benefiting Alzheimers Texas- The Moody TheaterNovember 18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger JointNovember 19 – Dallas, TX – Granada TheaterNovember 20 – The Woodlands, TX – Dosey DoeNovember 26 – Charlotte, NC – “Heart and Sou” benefit concert @ Amos’ SouthendNovember 30 – New York, NY – City Winery (Holiday Show)December 23 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall Christmas Show*Marc + Ted Broussard (acoustic)
On Saturday night, following two webcast shows in New Orleans, LA and Austin, TX earlier this weekend, Umphrey’s McGee closed out their summer touring schedule with a performance at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.The tour-closing performance saw Umphrey’s welcome some special guests to close out their first set of the night. First, the band welcomed the multi-talented Jennifer Hartswick to sing lead on Whitesnake‘s “Still of the Night”, marking Umphrey’s McGee’s first-ever rendition of the 80’s hair metal classic. From there, Hartswick grabbed her trumpet and remained onstage as the band welcomed her Trey Anastasio Band horn section cohort, saxophonist James Casey, as well to add a two-piece brass section to a cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer”. Watch a fan-shot clip of Hartswick singing “Still of the Night” below:Umphrey’s McGee w/ Jennifer Hartswick – “Still of the Night” [Whitesnake cover] You can listen to a full audience audio recording of Umphrey’s McGee’s 2018 summer tour closer in Dallas below:Umphrey’s McGee – 9/1/18 – Dallas, TX – Full Audio[Audio: Taped & Transferred by Don Olker; Uploaded by archive.org user Taper_Friendly]After a relatively brief hiatus from the road, Umphrey’s McGee will begin their upcoming 2018 fall tour on Thursday, October 4th at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, MO. To check out a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | House of Blues | Dallas, TX | 9/1/18Set I: Looks, Higgins, The Triple Wide, Stinko’s Ascension, Triangle Tear, Still of the Night^, Sledgehammer*Set II: Nothing Too Fancy > Wife Soup, Resolution, Speak Up, In The Kitchen, Nothing Too Fancy, The Silent TypeEncore: Much ObligedNotes: ^with Jennifer Hartswick on Vocals; *with Jennifer Hartswick on trumpet and James Casey on saxophone[H/T JamBase]
Lotus has confirmed a show at The Caverns, the “world’s coolest venue” which fans might recognize from PBS’s Bluegrass Underground. The underground concert space in Pelham, TN will open its doors to Lotus fans for the first time ever this summer on Saturday, July 6th.Lotus Offers Career-Spanning Setlist, Covers Allman Brothers Band At Red Rocks Amphitheatre [Photos]The quintet’s only other currently scheduled dates at the moment include summer festival appearances at Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival; Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival; Patchogue, NY’s Great South Bay Music Festival, and The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA.Due to the location of the concert, the band will be offering several tiers of ticketing options, from General Admission to VIP and a variety of hotel packages near the venue. For a full list of options, head over to the event website.A pre-sale for Lotus’ show at The Caverns begins tomorrow, Thursday, May 2nd at 11 a.m. (CST) using the code “cosmosis” here.Head to the band’s website for ticketing and more information.
The academic options can seem endless at Harvard, where each course can appear more exciting and challenging than the last. For a student, choosing a concentration, as majors are called at the College, is an exhilarating but potentially overwhelming process. Fortunately, each spring the Advising Fortnight makes all the departments and academic choices at Harvard accessible to freshmen during a two-week series of advising events.In Advising Fortnight, which started this year on April 5 and runs through April 18, Harvard’s 45 concentrations host information sessions, panels, and open houses where students learn about departments and committees.“The primary goal of advising, in my opinion, is to help an advisee explore, contemplate, and ultimately decide on what they are really passionate about,” said Robert Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology and director of life sciences education. “The best advising is not simply about the immediate next step, it is also about the pathway and the doors that may open or close along the way.”Harvard College’s Advising Programs Office (APO) coordinates the logistics of all the events. Student input is essential to the Fortnight’s success, and the APO works with numerous undergrads to shape the format and programming and ensure that things run smoothly. Each concentration plans its own events to help students understand what a discipline studies and its methodologies.Advising Fortnight kicked off with a buffet extravaganza on April 5 in Annenberg Hall. All of the concentrations were lined up in long rows on one side of the dining hall tables, and students could drop by to speak with advisers.In addition to the concentration-specific events, the Fortnight also includes panel discussions with advisers from several departments covering broader fields such as the life sciences or the social sciences, so that students can compare different concentrations.“I was looking at psychology or social studies, and I knew that I wanted to do something in that realm. The panels are invaluable, so students can understand the decisions that they are making, take ownership of their decisions, and enjoy the academic experience,” said Kristina Dominguez ’10, a sociology concentrator who worked with the APO to plan this year’s Fortnight. “College is about a lot of things, but you have to enjoy your academics because it’s a huge part of the experience.”During the Fortnight, each first-year student must complete a required advising conversation. To do so, students participate in one of the concentration’s events or go to the concentration’s office hours to have a one-on-one conversation with an adviser. Advisers help students to narrow options and identify an area of study that sparks interest.“We’d like students to come away with some idea of the structure of the program, but also with an idea of what we might call the culture of the English concentration, and how they might fit in,” said Daniel Donoghue, John P. Marquand Professor of English. “Our three sessions offer different perspectives — from alums, from current concentrators, from the English Undergraduate Office — with the hope that students can find the information they need to make their decisions.”Advising Fortnight began five years ago, when the FAS faculty voted that concentration choice should take place during the first semester of the sophomore year, rather than the end of the freshman year. An amendment to that vote required students to have a “conversation” about choosing their concentration in the spring of freshman year. Because the Fortnight occurs at the end of the first year, and students choose their concentration the following fall, they still have time to plan and explore their options before making a final decision.First-year students vary widely in their certainty regarding their future concentration. Even students who think they know what they will concentrate in often reconsider their decisions.“Even though many students think they are going to do pre-med, it often changes after the first and second semester,” said Inge-Lise Ameer, assistant dean of Harvard College and interim director of the Advising Programs Office. “Even if they have decided on their concentration, there is a lot of decision making that goes on.”Freshman students who are certain of their future concentration will still find the Fortnight helpful, participants said.“I’ve been interested in psychology since the fourth grade, so today I’m interested in learning about lab work, thesis writing, and letters of recommendation,” said Esther Wu ’13 at the kickoff event. “I’ve also gotten advice on taking courses in other departments, which has opened my eyes to other possibilities.”
On April 9 the members of the Faculty Council discussed multi-year financial planning and continued their conversation about University finances.The council next meets on April 30. The next meeting of the faculty is May 6 at 4 p.m. The preliminary deadline for the May 6 meeting of the faculty is April 22 at noon.
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns will conduct an open listening session on future U.S. farm policy on the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition grounds in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 18.On the opening day of the annual Sunbelt Expo, the session will seek public comments on farm policy from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Morton Exhibit Building. With more than 1,100 exhibitors, the Sunbelt Expo Oct. 18-20 is billed as “North America’s premier farm show.” It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. For more information, go to www.sunbeltexpo.com.Expo visitors this year can learn more about poultry, Georgia’s No. 1 farm commodity, in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences building.The CAES building will have UGA Cooperative Extension exhibits on persistent poverty and 4-H poultry judging, too. And the 4-H performing group, Clovers and Company, will provide entertainment.Visitors can take field tours to see crop research plots conducted by CAES and UGA Cooperative Extension scientists.
Mar 23, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The second week of March brought a slight decline in influenza activity across the country, with 30 states still reporting widespread cases, down from 35 states a week earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).As overall activity has decreased, however, the season has seen an increase in the proportion of influenza B viruses, the one type of flu that is not very well-matched by this year’s vaccine, the CDC reported. The spread of B viruses also poses a challenge for decisions about antiviral treatment, the agency said.Eighteen states reported regional flu activity, and two—Utah and West Virginia—reported only local activity. Seven percent of all deaths reported through the CDC’s mortality reporting system were attributed to pneumonia and influenza, which is below the epidemic threshold of 8%.However, the proportion of medical visits attributed to flu-like illness in the CDC’s flu surveillance network was 2.9%, still above the national baseline of 2.4%.Six more flu-related deaths in children were reported, bringing the total for the season to 32, the CDC report said. That compares with 88 fatal cases in children in 2007-08 and 78 in 2006-07. The six deaths occurred between Feb 15 and Mar 7.Influenza A viruses have predominated through the season overall, making up 70.8% of those that have been typed, the CDC reported. But type B viruses have increased lately: of 1,102 lab-confirmed flu cases for the week, 580 (52.6%) were type B.Of 210 type B viruses that have been antigenically tested by the CDC this season, only 44 belonged to the Yamagata lineage targeted by the B strain in this year’s vaccine. The other 166 isolates belonged to the Victoria lineage and are not related to the vaccine, the agency said. However, all the A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 isolates tested so far have been related to the corresponding strains in the vaccine.Among type A viruses, H1N1 has been predominant this season. That pattern continued in the latest report, with 107 of 120 type A isolates that were subtyped identified as H1N1. Nearly all H1N1 isolates (98.9%) tested for drug resistance this season have been resistant to the antiviral oseltamivir (Tamiflu) but sensitive to zanamivir and to the adamantine drugs.In contrast, all A/H3N2 viruses have been susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir but resistant to the adamantanes. Type B viruses are also susceptible to oseltamivir and zanamivir, but the adamantanes are not effective against them.Given the differences in drug sensitivity among the three types of flu, the growing proportion of B viruses “presents challenges for the selection of antiviral medications for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza,” the CDC report said. “Health care providers should be aware of the possibility of increased influenza B circulation in their area, and continue [to] test patients for influenza and consult local surveillance data when evaluating patients with acute respiratory infections during the influenza season.”The CDC revised its recommendations on antiviral treatment for flu last December, after discovering the high rate of oseltamivir resistance in H1N1 viruses.In other developments, the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota today reported a flood of patients with flu-like symptoms in local clinics and said many of them had received flu shots early in the season.A physician’s assistant at an urgent care center said about half of her patients who tested positive for flu had been vaccinated, but most of the shots were early in the season, the report said. A physician quoted in the story suggested that the immunity conferred by vaccination starts to wane after about 3 months, though it can still lessen the severity of flu after that.However, online CDC information says the protection provided by a flu vaccine lasts the whole season. Researchers have found no benefit from getting a second shot later in the season, it says.William Schaffner, MD, a flu immunization expert and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, agreed.”Immunization even in September ought to have you protected throughout the flu season,” he told CIDRAP News. “What we’re seeing is a very late influenza season. We know that the vaccine is a pretty good vaccine but not a perfect one. So some people will acquire a milder case despite vaccination. Because it’s occurring so late in the season, the question arises about the duration of protection.”If flu activity had peaked in December or January, there would have been cases in people who had been vaccinated and were only partially protected, he said. But in that case the question of duration wouldn’t have come up, simply because of the date.Schaffner also allowed that the recent increase in type B viruses, many of which are not well-matched by the vaccine, may be playing a role in cases in vaccinated people. “A late season flu tends to be Bs, and indeed we only have one [B] strain in the vaccine. So the vaccine once again may provide only partial protection,” he said.He noted that there has been considerable discussion of putting both type B lineages in the flu vaccine, making a quadrivalent (four-strain) vaccine. “I’m in favor of that,” he said.See also: CDC flu updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/Dec 19, 2008, CIDRAP News story “With H1N1 resistance, CDC changes advice on flu drugs”
Paul Merson explains why Alexis Sanchez isn’t the same player and never will be Advertisement Comment Advertisement Sanchez has been at the Old Trafford club for just over one year (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson believes Alexis Sanchez is past his best as he continues to struggle for top form at Manchester United.Sanchez joined the Red Devils in January 2018 and has failed to reach the consistent performance levels of which he set at Arsenal previously.The 30-year-old has managed just two goals in 20 games for the club, and Merson believes he’s not the player he once was.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I hope we see the old Sanchez, but I don’t see the confidence or the hunger in his eyes anymore,’ Merson told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT‘The first thought that used to come to mind when you mentioned Alexis Sanchez was that he worked his socks off, he put a shift in.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘For the quality he possesses as a player, he works as hard as anyone, but I don’t see that anymore.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Sanchez has lost that hunger and it’s a shame. It’s sad because he was good.’The Chilean’s best season for Arsenal was the 2016/17 campaign which saw him bag 30 goals in all competitions.United’s next fixture is against Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night.MORE: Solskjaer hints Gomes and Chong could play against Chelsea and LiverpoolWill United finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Feb 2019 2:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link330Shares
Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Mar 2020 1:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Tony Adams fires transfer warning to Arsenal board as Mikel Arteta eyes summer rebuild Advertisement Tony Adams has issued a transfer warning to the Arsenal board (Picture: BBC)Tony Adams says Arsenal’s recruitment has not been up to scratch for a decade and has warned his former club that Mikel Arteta could be doomed to fail unless it improves.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta has endured a mixed spell in the Emirates hot-seat since returning to the club as manager in December.While performances have generally improved since Arteta replaced Unai Emery, the Gunners remain just ninth in the Premier League and were knocked out of the Europa League last month.Despite this, former Arsenal captain Adams has been impressed with Arteta and says it is time for the Gunners to back their manager in the transfer market.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta, who left a role at Manchester City to return to Arsenal, is hoping to bolster his squad with a number of signings this summer and Adams says the club need to sort out their recruitment.‘He [Mikel Arteta] is doing a great job. I really like the man and his enthusiasm,’ Adams told Sky Sports. ‘I am glad he is well and recovered from the virus.‘I have been speaking for the last 10 years about recruitment at the club and I think that really needs to up it’s game. Mikel Arteta will look to bolster his Arsenal squad this summer (Picture: Getty)‘The coach is irrelevant. [Unai] Emery was a fantastic coach but recruitment let him down. If you get that right then the coach has a chance.’Adams, who made more than 650 appearances for Arsenal, has also claimed that it would be wrong for Liverpool to be awarded the Premier League title if no more fixtures of the 2019-20 season can be completed.All professional football in England has been suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus outbreak.‘I don’t think it is completed. Hopefully we get going again and all will be revealed,’ Adams added.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I like to stay in reality and you can’t make any decisions today. I am not going to speculate but I don’t think you can give the Premier League to Liverpool and I don’t think you can relegate three teams.‘If they cancel the Euros, hopefully we can finish the Premier League. That makes sense to me or we should just start afresh from next season.’UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that Euro 2020 had been cancelled, with the tournament now due to take place next year.MORE: Arsenal and Tottenham consider transfer moves for Dejan LovrenMORE: Arsenal offered chance to sign Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti Comment Advertisement
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — The parents of a young boy who accidentally shot and killed himself last February in Sunman have been indicted.Shane and Samantha Griffith were both indicted by a Dearborn County grand jury, over 11 months after the child died.Christopher died after shooting himself in the chest on February 26, 2016.The Dearborn County Coroner ruled the shooting death accidental.The indictments were for Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death. If convicted, the two could face up to 40 years in prison.