It used to be that every March the Allman Brothers Band would play a string of shows throughout the month at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. This was the same month that the Brooklyn Bowl would host Soulive for their annual “Bowlive” concert series, which always promised an array of special guests that would play deep hours into the night over two weekends. If you were lucky, you got to attend both.While neither of those annual events took place this year, the memories remain as some of the best nights of music in the scene. Never will there ever be a surprise better than having guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes walk into the Brooklyn Bowl at half past midnight to play with fellow jammers Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, Alan Evans, and whoever else Soulive had billed for the evening. It could have been anyone from George Porter Jr. to Robert Randolph, as every evening was packed to the brim with exciting guests. With the Allman Brothers shows often overlapping with Bowlive, there was never telling what night anyone would show up. The element of surprise is truly something special in these cases.Let’s relive some of those magical moments with these videos from the past:“Thrill Is Gone,” Soulive feat. Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes 3/8/13“The Sky Is Crying,” Soulive feat. Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, Saunders Sermons 3/8/13“Soul Serenade,” Soulive feat. Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi 3/12/10“A Change Is Gonna Come,” Soulive feat. Derek Trucks, Nigel Hall, Ledisi, Matt Owens, James Casey 3/10/12“One In Seven,” Soulive, feat. Derek Trucks 3/8/13“Manic Depression,” Soulive feat. Derek Trucks and Nigel Hall 3/10/12“Aint No Use,” Soulive feat. Warren Hayes, George Porter Jr., The Shady Horns 3/14/14“Come Together,” Soulive feat. Warren Haynes and Brandon Niederauer 3/22/14“How Sweet It Is,” Soulive feat. Warren Haynes, George Porter Jr., Nikki Bluhm 3/14/14“He Bite Me,” Soulive feat. Warren Haynes, George Porter Jr. (3/14/14) Bowlive 2014 Set 3 with Soulive, George Porter Jr, Nikki Bluhm, Shady Horns, and Warren Haynes 3/14/14
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano concluded her trip to Central America and Mexico in Panama on February 29 with a call to establish alliances for the fight against organized crime. “We’re committed to working with our collaborators around the world, including Central America, on efforts to strengthen security,” said Napolitano, who also met with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli. “We’re facing a variety of threats that impact our shared security, (but) this challenge gives us the opportunity to create alliances that benefit us mutually by strengthening border security and disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations,” she added. In Panama, the U.S. official signed three security collaboration agreements related to the exchange of technology and information in order to combat organized crime. “We’re positioned to work with your nations to disrupt the movement of criminals and contraband and in particular, to share information,” she stated at an event with Panamanian officials. “We should identify each aspect of transnational crime, by putting a stop to smuggling, putting criminal leaders on trial, and protecting communities,” an effort that requires “international alliances, because no nation can tackle these threats in isolation,” she added. “It’s our goal to work together so (…) that our countries can be more secure,” she emphasized. Napolitano began her trip in Mexico and Guatemala on February 27, and visited El Salvador and Costa Rica on February 28. Ninety percent of South American drugs pass through Central America and Mexico to the United States, according to official figures. By Dialogo March 02, 2012
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police are investigating three armed home invasions on Long Island within the past two weeks, one of which occurred on Christmas Eve—plus an attempt in which two suspects posed as deliverymen.In the first case, three assailants entered a home on Gibbs Road in Copiague, brandished guns and demanded money before they fled with cash at 2:46 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, Suffolk County police said.Two days later, at noon on Wednesday Dec. 17, three men—one of whom appeared to be armed with a handgun—entered a home through an unlocked door on the Sunrise Highway service road in Center Moriches and stole money, a cell phone and keys, authorities said.Then, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 24, a man who knocked on the door of a Sipp Avenue home in Medford pushed his way inside, flashed a gun and stole electronics from a victim inside, according to investigators.One day prior to that case, across the county line, Nassau County police said two men wearing brown UPS-style jackets and carrying cardboard boxes rang the doorbell of a home on Henrietta Place in Hewlett at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23.The homeowner, who became suspicious, told the duo to leave the packages on the stoop, but the pair told him that they could not leave the packages without a signature, police said. While unlocking the door, the men unsuccessfully tried to push the door open before they fled empty handed, police said.They were last scene entering a dark-colored, four-door vehicle that was parked in front of Franklin Elementary School, which was last seen heading east on Henrietta Place, police said.The victim described both suspects as 5-foot, 10-inch tall black men with thin builds wearing dark-colored jogging pants and gray hooded sweatshirts underneath their brown jackets. One subject had a snake decal on the left side. Both were armed with handguns.That case is similar to a home invasion earlier this month in Elmont in which three suspects, two of whom wore brown UPS-style jackets, tied up two children and used a stun gun on a 21-year-old victim, police have said.Suffolk police said there were no injuries, arrests of descriptions of the suspects in any of the Copiague, Medford or Center Moriches cases. Detectives are continuing the investigations in all four cases.
(WBNG) — After months of preparation, New York’s plastic bag ban goes into effect this Sunday, but it’s not just stores impacted by the ban. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier has partnered with New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation to find an affordable and environmentally friendly solution to the plastic problem. The DEC said it was a no-brainer to get involved with eliminating plastic bags. The DEC was in Elmira Friday to donate reusable bags to the food bank, which plans to give them away to lower income families. The department says New Yorkers use a staggering 23 billion plastic bags annually, and about 85 percent of them are never recycled. “Many of them were concerned about the plastic bag ban; I think they recognized it was important for sure from an environmental perspective but many of them rely on plastic bags to send food home with clients,” said Natasha Thompson the president and CEO of the food bank. The Food Bank of the Southern Tier said it serves about 160 member organizations across the area, and said the plastic bag ban had posed a potential problem to their operations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the plastic bag ban into law back in April, but it took ten months to go into effect to allow companies to come up with a transition plan. “We take them out of our landfills, we take them out of our roadways, they’re hanging in our trees, they get in our waterways, the end up in our oceans,” said Martin Brand. “That’s gonna be a tremendous environmental benefit just to remove a fraction of those plastic bags.”
Domestically, the PSA recommends that one official, perhaps someone with the National Security Council or State Department, be appointed to coordinate all federal policy relating to biological threats. The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) released its report at a press conference in Washington, DC. The 122-page report, posted on the PSA’s Web site, gives the nation an overall grade of C for the measures it has taken to reduce the terrorism threat since the Sep. 11, 2001, attacks. Developing resilience by stockpiling and developing new countermeasures: C-. Project BioShield has supported the acquisition and stockpiling of medical countermeasures, but concerns have been raised about decision-making and coordination within the program. Regarding the development of new countermeasures, there has been little coordination with the European Union and other developed countries. Mechanisms for the oversight of dual-use research have been developed in the United States, but internationally are more limited. The panel said the United States should work toward better transparency and trust by participating in and complying with the BWC and should support the appointment of a global authority to coordinate international cooperation on reduction of biological threats. Confidence building to distinguish dual-use research: D+. Accusations and mistrust over the 6-year weakening of the BWC have undermined international cooperation and security. Also, the US government has strongly opposed the creation of a global organization to oversee and coordinate bioterroism prevention policies. However, the State Department is aware of the concerns, and efforts are under way to promote new detection technology and assess how scientific advances related to bioterror threats could influence treaty requirements. The group assessed and graded six areas of activity to come up with the overall grade for the nation’s biodefense efforts: Interdiction by law enforcement: B-. Federal policies to strengthen laws and promote cooperation among law enforcement groups are helpful, but need a more comprehensive strategy and better resources. The US government is part of a security initiative, along with 80 other nations, to intercept WMD materials, but the focus is mainly on nuclear materials. A mixed pictureThe panel’s report on biological terrorism was written by Barry Kellman, professor of international law and director of the International Weapons Control Center at the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. The PSA panel generally found that federal officials have made progress toward thwarting and responding to bioterror threats, as well as participating in international efforts to track infectious diseases. However, it said the biggest obstacle has been poor coordination and cooperation between federal departments. Denial of access to bioterror agents: B. Funding for global threat reduction is strong for most programs, but they still account for less than 2% of the total biodefense budget. Multinational cooperation, particularly with the former Soviet Union, has been weakened by US disengagement from the BWC. Though biosecurity efforts have been strengthened with Asia and the Middle East, the measures haven’t addressed large parts of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Sep 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) A bipartisan commission of former US government officials , in issuing a report card today on the federal government’s progress toward preventing terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction (WMD), gave the nation a C- for its efforts to reduce the threat of bioterrorism. See also: Also, the group recommended that federal officials work toward strengthening national and international “biocriminal” legislation and law enforcement capacity and training related to biodefense. More multilateralism neededThe panel made several recommendations related to each of the areas that were assessed. They urged the government to work with multinational partners to develop biosecurity standards, mandatory registries of pathogens and labs, and oversight of international trade in pathogens, materials, and equipment. Mitigation through public health preparedness and response: B. Between 2004 and 2006 the US government spent $84 million on key programs to improve international surveillance and detection capacity. However, plans to improve global cooperation are moving slowly, and planning for a biological attack has lacked a focus on multidimensional threats, such as a repeated attack that would drain response resources. “And US disengagement from the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) has undercut the confidence necessary for effective multilateral cooperation,” the report says. Detection of plans for biological attacks: C-. US labs that work with bioterror agents are poorly monitored, and global efforts to track work on and movement of bioterror agents are lacking. “Such officials should undertake a prompt review of major policies in this arena to assess priorities, identify significant gaps, and enable synergies,” the group wrote. The nonprofit group’s 22-member advisory board includes several members of the 9/11 Commission and advisors to and members of past presidential administrations. The PSA is led by Lee Hamilton, a former Democratic representative from Indiana, and Warren Rudman, a former Republican senator from Washington. The group said the report card is a part of its larger effort to assess the US government’s progress toward implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. PSA overall report card on WMD terror prevention PSA report on bioterrorism preparednesshttp://www.psaonline.org/downloads/BIOLOGICAL%20report%208-28-08.pdf
Advertisement Zaha wants to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace will reject Arsenal’s opening offer for Wilfried Zaha after making it clear they value the forward closer to £80million, reports say.Unai Emery is a big fan of Zaha and Arsenal lodged their first offer for the attacker on Monday.But that offer, £40m, falls well short of Palace’s valuation and BBC Sport claim the bid will be turned down.Palace have already sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and are unwilling to offload Zaha in the same window unless their asking price is met.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Crystal Palace want £80m for Zaha (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s budget is only £45m and it is believed the Gunners need Palace to dramatically lower their price tag.AdvertisementAdvertisementTalks are further complicated by the fact United will be due a portion of the transfer after inserting a sell-on clause into the deal that saw Zaha join Palace in 2015.Zaha has told Palace he wants to join Arsenal, but the five-year contract he signed last summer has no release clause. Arsenal’s opening offer for Zaha was £40m (Picture: Getty)After news broke of Arsenal’s offer, Zaha’s brother Judicael urged Palace to lower their demands.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him,’ he told Sky Sports.‘It’s my brother’s dream though, to play for Arsenal.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European Football for the club he’s supported since childhood.’MORE: Arsenal submit opening £40m offer for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried ZahaMore: 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 Coral BarryMonday 1 Jul 2019 8:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link659Shares Crystal Palace to reject Arsenal’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried Zaha Comment
National Post 2 June 2015The toddler — “Carter,” not her real name — was only two years old when she told her parents, “I am a boy.” They weren’t alarmed at first, but as her fixed idea persisted, concern set in. When, age seven, Carter punched her vagina in anger, they sought family therapy at CAMH’s Child, Youth and Family Program’s Gender Identity Service (GIS).Dr. Ken Zucker, Clinical Lead at the GIS, and acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost authorities in this domain, supervised and participated in Carter’s therapy, which was intense and protracted. But by age 11 Carter voluntarily identified as female, grew out her cropped hair and asked for girl clothes. Now 19, her mind and body remain in sync.Carter’s parents feel immense gratitude to Dr. Zucker for sparing their daughter a lifetime of hormone treatments, and possibly major surgery. They also feel lucky in their timing.For Ontario’s Bill 77, now on the cusp of passage, known as the Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act 2015, will ban funding for “any services rendered that seek to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient, including efforts to change or direct the patient’s behaviour or gender expression,” and will ban health professionals like Dr. Zucker from “carry[ing] out any practice that seeks to change or direct the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years of age.”For trans activists this is a victory. Over the past decade, the trans rights movement has successfully promoted the alignment of gender dysphoria (the DSM-5 terminology for Gender Identity Disorder) with sexual orientation, advancing the false idea that therapy for the former — which, if undertaken in childhood, has a solid record of success in re-connecting gender identity with biological reality — is comparable to “conversion therapy” for gays, acknowledged by most mental-health professionals, including those at the GIS, to be ineffective and unethical.Sexual orientation and gender dysphoria are in fact distinct phenomena, and Bill 77’s conflation of the two is based in progressive sexual-identity correctness rather than mental-health epidemiology. On the evidence, a ban on conversion therapy alone can be justified, but a ban on gender-dysphoria therapy cannot. Unfortunately, the inclusion of trans rights under the LGBT consciousness-raising umbrella encourages an assumption of parity, and obscures the unsoundness of Bill 77’s one-size-fits-all approach.I spoke with Dr. Susan Bradley, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, now retired from psychiatric service at CAMH and the Sick Children’s Hospital, who founded the GIS in 1975. She considers Bill 77 “disgraceful.” Dr. Bradley hopes to testify to the Justice Committee today, but believes it is “a charade even having this public meeting,” since “Minister of Health [Eric] Hoskins has been unresponsive to our efforts to have a discussion of the complexity of the situation.”http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/barbara-kay-bill-77-the-affirming-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-act-is-a-dangerous-overreach
Carol “Buzz” Lohrum, 82 of Elrod, passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at his residence. He was born at Elrod, Indiana on April 27th, 1934 the son Albert Sr. and Eunice Rebekkah Elrod Lohrum. He married Judy Cooley on September 6thn 1957 in St. George, Utah and she preceded him in death on November 11th, 2015. Survivors include his three sons; Rick, Roger, and Glen (Terri), one daughter; Brenda Lohrum, all of Milan, six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, one brother; Vic Lohrum of Milan, two sisters; Linda Bruce of Versailles and Alice (Don) Mathias of Dillsboro. Mr. and Mrs. Lohrum also helped raise Mitch and Mike Beagley and his sister in law Paula Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife as well as three brothers. Buzz retired from Pernod Ricard in Lawrenceburg, he and his wife owned and operated Elrod Superette, Lohrum’s Amoco; he also worked at Aurora Casket Company, Batesville Casket Company but Mr. Lohrum loved to serve the Lord in many capacities; youth minister, deacon, at Washington Baptist Church and a minister for North Hogan Hill Baptist Church. Buzz graduated from Versailles High School in 1952 and immediately following he joined the Navy, where he served till 1956. Buzz’s wishes were to be cremated and his memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00am at the Washington Cemetery in Elrod with Brother Doug Norman officiating. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery or donor’s Choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” JOHN 3:16
Paul Dummett left Selhurst Park on crutches after last week’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Crystal Palace and seems certain to miss Saturday’s trip to Manchester City with a knee injury at the very least. That would leave Carver with just four fit senior defenders – Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini and Massadio Haidara – with Steven Taylor out for the remainder of the season with an Achilles problem. Vurnon Anita and Ryan Taylor could be pressed into service as emergency defenders as Newcastle head coach John Carver faces a potential crisis. Press Association The situation has been exacerbated by the Magpies’ decision to allow central defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to complete a permanent move to Roma after a successful loan spell and full-back Davide Santon’s temporary move back to former club Inter Milan. In addition, Remie Streete and Kevin Mbabu were among the five young players loaned to Rangers, removing further options. However, Carver remains confident in midfielder Anita, who was used by former boss Alan Pardew at right-back at times, and in utility man Ryan Taylor, who has played in both full-back positions as well as in midfield for the club. There was disquiet on Tyneside during the summer when the club failed to recruit another central defender having decided Yanga-Mbiwa did not fit the bill, and Ryan Taylor’s injury, which came in the 3-3 New Year’s Day draw with Burnley, further depleted their resources. However, they did not address the situation during the January window either, while allowing Yanga-Mbiwa and Santon to leave, and the subsequent loss of left-back Dummett, who has also been used in the middle at times this season, has left Carver with little room for manoeuvre.
While other defendants have fallen on their swords actress Lori Loughlin continues to fight and is urging courts to release evidence that she claims could help prove her innocence in the ongoing college admissions scandal.In court documents filed Friday, attorney Sean Berkowitz, who represents Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, claims evidence that could be used to strengthen their case is being withheld by prosecution because it was deemed irrelevant and immaterial.By sharing FBI interview statements from William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the college admission scandal, the celebrity couple’s defense team hopes to show that Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, didn’t know their donations would be used as bribes. The motion asserts that not sharing the evidence prevents a fair trial.“But the Government appears to be concealing exculpatory evidence that helps show that both Defendants believed all of the payments they made would go to USC itself — for legitimate, university-approved purposes — or to other legitimate charitable causes,” read the motion, which was filed at Massachusetts’ U.S. District Court.The document continued: “The Government’s failure to disclose this information is unacceptable, and this Court should put a stop to it.”The United States Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts declined to comment.