Twiddle Reveals Lineup For Second Annual Tumble Down

first_imgVermont-based jam quartet Twiddle has announced the second installment of Tumble Down, set to go down July 28 and 29, 2017. The two-day music event will return to the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. The all-age festival is set to include two full days of music and the outdoors, leaving room for fans to explore the wonderful town of Burlington and everything it has to offer.With four sets from hosts Twiddle, there will  also be performances from Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous, Midnight North, Lucid, Strange Machines, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Navytrain, and The Mangroves all along the water.In addition to the many lakeside performances, Tumble Down collaborates with Burlington’s famed Nectar’s to bring a bevy of late night performances! There will be separately ticketed late night shows with Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, and featuring members of Twiddle, Fruition, Midnight North, and Holly Bowling, as well as a very special Mihali and Friends jam with the Gang of Thieves, Lespecial, Backup Planet, and Pitch Black Brass Band.There will even be a Twiddle-inspired art exhibition led by Phanart. The White Light Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by the band, will again have a positive presence at 2017’s event, supporting local community causes through fundraising and awareness initiatives.Tickets for two-day passes are available right here. See below for the full announcement!last_img read more

Ferrari earnings rise as production bounces back

first_imgMILAN (AP) — Ferrari has reported a 58% jump in fourth-quarter earnings as production and deliveries picked up after the brutal initial lockdown earlier in the 2020 pandemic year. The Italian sports car maker says its fourth-quarter net profit rose to 263 million euros ($316 million) from 219 million euros a year earlier. A rise in shipments partly made up for a seven-week spring shutdown due to Italy’s strict coronavirus lockdown. The company expects a strong rebound in business this year.last_img read more

South Bend earns Municipal Excellence award

first_imgThe City of South Bend received the Gold Award for Municipal Excellence from the National League of Cities Friday, specifically because of its involvement in several partnerships to revitalize the area of South Bend around Notre Dame’s campus, according to a University press release. Tim Sexton, associate vice president of Student Affairs and president of the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO), said the award recognizes more than 10 years of work by South Bend and Notre Dame. “It’s an affirmation of a lot of hard work by a lot of good people,” Sexton said. “It’s also a great recognition for the neighbors [in the Northeast Neighborhood]. It’s shows clearly we are going down the right track.” South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke received the award in Denver at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition put on by the League, according to the press release. Marguerite Taylor, who works for Robinson Community Learning Center and lives in the Northeast Neighborhood, represented the University and the Northeast Neighborhood Council. “We are very happy that Notre Dame’s hometown has been so deservedly recognized with this award, and we’re pleased, as well, to have played a role in bringing these initiatives to reality for the well-being of our region as a whole,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said. The award recognized specific efforts between the city and its partners, including the NNRO, Innovation Park, the development and expansion of the Indiana University School of Medicine at South Bend, and plans for a new St. Joseph’s High School, according to the press release. “Each of the projects cited in the award is beneficial in its own right — supporting economic development, retail and entertainment options, health care, housing and education — and are indicative of the University’s ongoing commitment to being a positive force within our community,” Brown said. “When the public and private sectors work together for the common good, great things can and do happen.” Sexton said the cities are categorized by population size, and the winning of such an award is a significant event. “It’s a national award,” Sexton said. “Any time you are recognized nationally, you feel the prestige.” Sexton said he thinks South Bend won the award because it has strong partnerships, which includes its work with Notre Dame. “[The city won because of] focus and collaboration,” he said. “The different funding partners, the residents all coming together. It’s partnership.” Sexton said efforts to improve the Northeast Neighborhood area will continue at least into the next several years, if not beyond. Sixty homes are currently planned for construction near the Robinson Community Learning Center, as well as some rerouting on State Route 23 and plans to continue Eddy Street revitalization south. “There will be a flurry of activity over the next five years,” Sexton said. Brown said University partnership with South Bend is not something new with Innovation Park and the Eddy Street revitalizations. “There is a long history of Notre Dame and South Bend working together — the Center for the Homeless and the Robinson Community Learning Center are two well-known examples — and we certainly have every intention of continuing to collaborate in the future,” he said.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus host dinner to benefit refugees

first_imgThe Notre Dame Knights of Columbus council hosted a dinner to benefit Christian refugees Saturday night, highlighted by the keynote address from Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds on the role of Islam in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.As the West looks at ongoing developments in the Islamic world, the gravity of Christian persecution is not to be underestimated, Reynolds said.“It seems that genocide is not too strong of a word,” he said.It is crucial, Reynolds said, to understand why these atrocities against Christians are happening in areas where Muslims constitute the majority. “Much of the Christian persecution is taking place in the Islamic world, and it’s not taking place in just one area of the Islamic world,” Reynolds said.Reynolds said it is important to recognize the threat of Islamophobia while also acknowledging the widespread persecution of Christians — not just in one specific place in the Islamic world, but across the world from the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia.“We have an issue that we need to address very clearly and soberly, not in way that invites Islamophobia or Islam-bashing,” he said.In order to explain the current situation, Reynolds discussed important theological concepts involved, saying the complex web of political, economic and other causes that contribute to Christian persecution went beyond the scope of the talk. Therefore, Reynolds said it is vital to understand what Islam says in theory and then address the practical reality.Reynolds said Americans often have a faulty understanding of the Islamic word “sharia,” because it is typically used as if it were a concrete set of laws or specific system. Rather, Reynolds said sharia is a fundamental principle behind the Islamic faith that God has a plan for everything.“Sharia is the divine will for individual humans and for human societies,” Reynolds said.Underneath the concept of sharia, Reynolds said Islam holds three basic tenets: that Islam is a natural religion, that it has comprehensive scope and that is the only true religion.By natural religion, Reynolds said he means Muslims believe Islam is in harmony with human nature and that all humans are born Muslim.“Many converts will say ‘I never converted to Islam, I reverted to Islam,’” he said.Reynolds said the nature of Islam and its many teachings is surprisingly vast for many Christians because it covers nearly every facet of human endeavors, from daily life to broader topics such as politics and science.“Islam will not only teach you how to pray, it will teach you how to dress, how to eat, how to run an economy, how to run affairs of state,” he said.Reynolds said he risks stating the obvious when he claims Muslims believe Islam is the true religion, but it is important to understand how strong and absolute their faith is. In contrast, Reynolds said when he asks his undergraduate theology classes whether or not they believe in Catholicism, many say yes, but add self-conscious explanations that there is truth and good in other religions.“Muslims don’t have this sort of uncomfortable attitude as regards to the truth of their religion,” he said.Under sharia, Reynolds said Jews and Christian are supposed to be offered certain protections and granted a special status as “people of the book,” in contrast to polytheists and atheists.“Because they have been included in the divine book or scripture of revelation that God has spoken to their prophets, they’re close enough to Islam that they can be tolerated in an Islamic state,” Reynolds said.However, Reynolds said this religious tolerance is quite limited, especially in regards to public expressions of faith that are not in accordance with Islam.“Jews and Christians can be tolerated. They have freedom to worship, they can go their churches and their synagogues, they can do their own marriages, they can do their own divorces all of that — but they can’t sow the seeds of discord,” he said.In reality, Reynolds said the implications and consequences of sharia can lead to fundamentalism and ultimately persecution, referencing groups like Boko Haram and ISIS that derive their ideologies from a specific reading of Islam.“The phenomenon that we’re dealing with, with global jihad or Islamism, is exclusively Sunni and never Shi’ite,” Reynolds said.Reynolds said Sunni Islam places a strong emphasis on defending the faith, which is often used as justification to ban public statements or anything considered offensive to Islam. For example, he said it is a capital offense to insult Islam in Pakistan. However, Reynolds said the religious devotion in Islam has positive aspects that Christians should embrace.“This piety often is sort of beautiful. It’s people who love God and find meaning in their religious life,” he said. “They’re obedient to God, maybe in different ways than Catholics. They’re deeply devoted to prayer. Their example of prayer and fasting can be inspiring.”Reynolds concluded his talk by suggesting ways in which Christians in the West can help the persecuted. He encouraged people to donate to organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus, that support refugees. However, Reynolds said it is important that organizations helping the persecuted in the Middle East do not exclusively help Christians.On a personal level, Reynolds said Christians should to get know Muslims, pray for them and love them, in addition to contributing to the new evangelization and focusing on getting young adults more involved in the life of the Church.Tags: Christian refugees, Islam, Knights of Columbus, Muslim, Refugeeslast_img read more

Census: Vermont grows slowly to 625,741 residents

first_imgVermont’s population grew a modest 2.8 percent to 625,741 from 2000 in the recently completed census. The US Census Bureau also announced yesterday that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538.The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over the2000 US resident population of 281,421,906. Commerce Secretary GaryLocke, Acting Commerce Deputy Secretary Rebecca Blank and Census BureauDirector Robert Groves unveiled the official counts at the National PressClub in Washington, D.C.‘A big thanks to the American public for its overwhelming response tothe 2010 Census,’ U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. ‘The result wasa successful count that came in on time and well under budget, with a final2010 Census savings of $1.87 billion.’Rebecca Blank, now Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce who has overseenthe 2010 Census as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, echoed Locke. ‘The2010 Census was a massive undertaking, and in reporting these firstresults, we renew our commitment to our great American democracypeacefully, fairly and openly for the 23rd time in our nation’s history.’The US resident population represents the total number of people inthe 50 states and the District of Columbia.The most populous state was California (37,253,956); the least populous,Wyoming (563,626). The state that gained the most numerically since the2000 Census was Texas (up 4,293,741 to 25,145,561) and the state thatgained the most as a percentage of its 2000 Census count was Nevada (up35.1% to 2,700,551).Regionally, the South and the West picked up the bulk of the populationincrease, 14,318,924 and 8,747,621, respectively. But the Northeast and theMidwest also grew: 1,722,862 and 2,534,225.Additionally, Puerto Rico’s resident population was 3,725,789, a 2.2percent decrease over the number counted a decade earlier.Just before today’s announcement, Locke delivered the apportionmentcounts to President Obama, 10 days before the statutory deadline of Dec.31. The apportionment totals were calculated by a congressionally definedformula, in accordance with Title 2 of the U.S. Code, to divide among thestates the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Theapportionment population consists of the resident population of the 50states, plus the overseas military and federal civilian employees and theirdependents living with them who could be allocated to a state. Each memberof the House represents, on average, about 710,767 people. The populationsof the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are excluded from theapportionment population, as they do not have voting seats in Congress.‘The decennial count has been the basis for our representative form ofgovernment since 1790,’ Groves said. ‘At that time, each member of theHouse represented about 34,000 residents. Since then, the House has morethan quadrupled in size, with each member now representing about 21 timesas many constituents.’President Obama will transmit the apportionment counts to the 112thCongress during the first week of its first regular session in January. Thereapportioned Congress will be the 113th, which convenes in January 2013.Beginning in February and wrapping up by March 31, 2011, the CensusBureau will release demographic data to the states on a rolling basis sostate governments can start the redistricting process.Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution calls for a census of thenation’s population every 10 years to apportion the House seats among thestates. The 2010 Census is the 23rd census in our nation’s history.For more information about the U.S. Census Bureau, please visit>last_img read more

My Blue Ridge

first_imgI grew up on the back of a horse.At the age of two, I had my own pony. By age 10 I was riding with the other northern Virginia gals in the local Pony Club chapter. By age 14, though, I had abandoned my non-existent competitive spirit. Instead, I took to riding solo through the 400 acres of forested fields that bordered my family’s one-level ranch house. I had no neighbors to speak of, an older brother who was less-than-enthused about digging up old medicine bottles and building forts (unless they were snow forts, that is), and a dangerous, sometimes stubbornly persistent, sense of curiosity.SCN_00181511745_10203655252603258_41938979135553683_o (1)There’s no question in my mind that those early memories have only fueled my present desire to explore, my thirst for adventure, and my passion for the great outdoors. I feel so fortunate to have grown up in the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by ancient landscapes and people who say “folks” and “y’all,” the kind that drink gallons of sweet tea and sit on front porches listening to the wind. Sure, the mountains of the West are undoubtedly epic, foreign even to a small town girl like me. But there is something about this area, these hills, these people, that will remain forever ingrained in my being.When I think of finishing the sentence, “My Blue Ridge is…” I think of those long summer afternoons spent riding bareback through empty hayfields. I think of dirt on my face, poison ivy in places it shouldn’t be, scraped knees, and bee stings. I think of the bamboo forest in our backyard, the tops of which would bow over after a heavy snow, creating a hiding place, a secret labyrinth for my adolescent wanderings. I think of the family of foxes that denned every year behind our barn, of standing on the banks of the Shenandoah River, of the dusty film that coated the inside of my air condition-less car after a Sunday drive down backroads. I think of bonfires with friends, fireflies in the night, and the distant cooing of Mourning Doves outside my bedroom window.IMG_1638This is what my Blue Ridge is. Despite the fact that I have seen and explored much more of this world in my adult life, when I think of the Blue Ridge, when I think of home, this is what I see.In celebration of the magazine’s 20th anniversary, we have launched a site dedicated to what you, our readers, see when you think of the words “my Blue Ridge.” To finish the sentence “My Blue Ridge is…” with one word, one phrase even, would simply not do these mountains justice.Help us paint a portrait of this region by contributing your voice, your images, and your tales of adventures in these hills. You can do this by sending in your story through our contact form, in a comment below, or by using the hashtag #myblueridge on Instagram and Twitter. If you submit a story, you’ll be entered to win the ultimate B.R.O. swag bag at the end of the year!last_img read more

Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palace

first_img Phil HaighWednesday 30 Oct 2019 7:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link91Shares Comment Advertisement Granit Xhaka is getting help from the club after his public spat with fans (Picture: Rex Features)Granit Xhaka will be offered counselling by Arsenal as they are concerned for his mental well-being after his outburst against fans on Sunday.The Swiss midfielder was booed off the field by Arsenal fans as he was substituted during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League and responded angrily to the supporters’ taunts.The Gunners captain threw his hands in the air, cupped his ear, was seen saying ‘f**k off’ before removing his shirt and storming down the tunnel.Arsenal manager Unai Emery described the 27-year-old as ‘devastated’ by the situation and reports have emerged that the club will offer him counselling to help him through the tough time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He trained normally with the group but he is devastated,’ said Emery on Tuesday. ‘He is sad about that situation,‘His commitment is great every time. He wants to help.‘His behaviour was perfect in training, with the group and club. Really he knows he was wrong.‘He feels inside, very deep. It’s normal as a human. Every player needs the supporters’ support.’ Advertisement Xhaka has not commented since the substitution (Picture Rex)Emery had called for Xhaka to apologise for his actions immediately after the game at the Emirates, saying: ‘Yes [he should apologise]. We make mistakes, we need to apologise and we suggested for him to do that.‘Really, he knows he was wrong and he feels inside very deep.’However, there has been no public apology forthcoming as yet, but the Spaniard is remaining patient with his player, insisting that he is focussed on Xhaka’s mental health before needing to hear him say sorry.‘I don’t need his apology,’ continued Emery. ‘Because I know he is devastated, we can speak about all the situation but first it’s him.‘He is now very down and we need to support him.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‘My ideal future is to watch again Xhaka playing and every supporter supporting him. I don’t know if I can or will achieve it but this is my ideal.‘Also for him it’s the same but also I think we need now to be calm step by step so we can progress.’Xhaka will not play on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup clash with Liverpool at Anfield, although a number of first team players were always going to be rested for that match.MORE: Every word Unai Emery said about Granit Xhaka, the Arsenal captaincy & Mesut Ozil before Liverpool clashMORE: Unai Emery reveals how Arsenal chief Josh Kroenke reacted to shocking Granit Xhaka outburst Arsenal to offer Granit Xhaka counselling after ‘devastating’ clash with fans against Crystal Palacelast_img read more

Top 7 sexiest staircases on the Gold Coast

first_imgBe sure to bring a treat to get past the pooch guarding this beautiful Broadbeach Waters staircase. 734 Pacific Pde, Currumbin The exterior view of 88 Gibraltar Dr, Isle of Capri.Oozing effortless style, this staircase creates a classy transition between floors.The warm timber tread continues into the upper-level living area where the floorboards create a cosy and inviting space. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAutumn National Market Update02:12WHILE stairs perform a practical function in any multistorey home, they have also become a design feature in their own right.People are splurging more on staircases and using them as a focal point of a modern home. The stairs make a statement inside Villas 1&2 48 Burra Street, Chevron Island.When positioned in a way that makes them visible from numerous vantage points in a home, stairs can be downright sexy.Materials that create a transparency effect are right on trend, including open timber treads and clear which both enhance the sense of space in a home. Even a little Feng Shui comes into play when deciding the best position of the staircase in a home. Check out our top 7 staircases inside these Gold Coast properties, all currently on the market: The stairs look great from the living space at Villas 1&2 48 Burra Street, Chevron Island. 38 Paradise Island, Surfers Paradise The stairs have curve appeal inside 38 Paradise Island, Surfers Paradise.The shape draws the eye visually from one level to the next.Warm timber treads help to break up the white palette dominating the space. Sleek, see-through stairs make a statement in this contemporary masterpiece on Isle of Capri. Stairs with a view.Care has been taken with every detail, including the engineered oak stairway connecting the two levels.A tall glass window affords a view over the landscaped gardens and allows natural light to flood the stairs. The entry showcases the stairs.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThis stairway is immediately visible as you enter the home, providing a sure statement and easy access to the upper levels.The timber treads offer a warm contrast to the cooler stone tones found throughout the home. 67 TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters Looking sharp from any angle.They catch your eye from the living areas, the kitchen and everywhere in between.The warm timber treads and glass with black accents complement the overall design of the property. In a home kitted out with all the bells and whistles, the stairs may not be the main attraction but they’re worth a look nonetheless. 9 Kensington Mews, Sovereign Islands The stairs are visible from the kitchen in Villas 1&2 48 Burra Street, Chevron Island. The wooden staircase inside this beach-ready abode was inspired by the stairs leading down to Currumbin Alley. Much like the stairs, this stunning Broadbeach Waters house takes sophistication to the next level. External stairs at 67 TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.Transparency between the treads combined with the glass adds to the sense of space in this open-plan design.A second outdoor staircase takes on a different twist as we’re led in spectacular style to the rooftop terrace. Stairs with shape inside 9 Kensington Mews, Sovereign Islands. There’s no denying the stairs in this Surfers Paradise stunner have some serious curve. Access is by tummy scratch at 67 TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. These stairs are super sexy and the photographer knows it.These stylish Chevron Island villas offer a prime example of stairs that can be appreciated from any angle. 140 Rio Vista Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters This sturdy staircase is made for sandy feet at 734 Pacific Pde, Currumbin.The owners wanted to replicate the experience of walking out of the house and directly onto the beach. Constructed from 35mm thick hardwood, these stairs are purpose-built for wet, sandy feet. 88 Gibraltar Dr, Isle of Capri Villas 1&2/48 Burra Street, Chevron Island Sleek and see-through stairs inside 88 Gibraltar Dr, Isle of Capri.last_img read more

More drive-thru testing sites available, just not in Southeastern IN

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has opened four drive-thru testing clinics for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers who have symptoms of COVID-19 in the state.  Those locations are in Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, and Sellersburg.  No word if or when a site would open in the Southeastern Indiana region. Data for the state show that the highest age group of people testing positive for COVID-19 is 50-59 years-old at 20.2%.  The 30-39 years-old category is second for positive cases at 13.6%.  Data shows that the largest age group experiencing death from the virus is the 80 and older age group with 38.2% and 70-79 years-old category with 29.7% is second.  To see daily updates at noon, click here.last_img read more