Last night, Greensky Bluegrass hit Washington, DC for the second of their three nights at the 9:30 Club with friends Fruition. The collaborations continued with guitarist Kellen Asebroek joining GSBG on “Lose My Way” and “Working on a Building” during the first set.With Anders Beck busting out his new hollow body electric dobro for “Living Over” and teasing the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Jessica” during “Dancin’ In The Dark” in the second set, Greensky Bluegrass shelved another incredible night in their Winter tour.Thanks to TaperJeff, you can enjoy the full show below.The band continues tonight for their third show at DC’s 9:30 Club.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club | 2/2/17Set I: Steam Powered Areo-Plane, Windshield, Lose my Way (1), Working on a BLDG (1), Doin’ my Time(2)>Dry County>Time, More of Me>KeroseneSet II: Just to Lie>Hold On, Room without a Roof, Living Over(3), I’d Probably Kill You, Leap Year>Dancin’ in the Dark(4)E: Federico(5)(1) – w/ Kellen Asebroek(2) – working on a building tease(3) – Anders on new hollow body electric dobro(4) – Jessica tease(5) – Groundhog & living over intro[Photo by Photo By ontheDL Photo on Greensky Bluegrass Facebook]
Today, Phil Lesh announced two new Phil & Friends shows at his famed music venue in San Rafael, California, Terrapin Crossroads. Ahead of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s performance at Terrapin Crossroads on February 2nd, the Grateful Dead bassist will host two shows on January 30th and January 31st featuring Karl Denson, Chris Gelbuda, Scott Metzger, John Molo, Robert Randolph, and Barry Sless.You can snag tickets for either of these Phil Lesh & Friends shows or Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe show here.[Photo: Bob Schultz]
A Notre Dame freshman recently founded a news and opinion website that publishes content daily from universities across the country. NextGen Journal, the site that is geared toward college students, launched last week. Freshman Connor Toohill manages the site and currently serves as editor-in-chief. Toohill said he was inspired to start the news site for college students in 2009 when the national budget debate sparked interest in many of his classmates at his high school. “There were a lot of things being talked about that had a lot of impact on the next generation,” Toohill said, “but our voices were never really in the conversation.” Toohill said he wanted to create a forum for the opinions of the younger generation. NextGen Journal currently staffs over 50 college students from universities around the country, Toohill said. Students from universities such as Stanford, Georgetown, and Harvard, in addition to Notre Dame students, contribute pieces that submitted to a core group of editors. Freshman Brendan Moran is one of a core group of editors for the journal. “We went through about 75 college newspapers, picked out their best writers, and asked them to join our staff,” Moran said. According to Moran, this diversity gives NextGen Journal an edge over a single-campus publication. “We have that national focus,” Moran said, “not just only focusing on Notre Dame students and Notre Dame writers but branching out and trying to hear what’s going on and how people in other parts of the country interpret and perceive this content that is very pertinent to college students.” NextGen Journal publishes articles covering topics from international and domestic politics to music, sports and celebrities. “There’s a void out there in the national media lately for analysis and insightful content for college students,” Toohill said. “There is nothing for our generation other than the specific campus by campus content of college papers. So we’re trying to do something national with it.” Creating and developing the site was a long process for Toohill. He spent months laying the groundwork for the launch by contacting possible staff and finalizing the objectives and format of NextGen Journal. Toohill said much of the success of the recent launch to technical director and freshman Chas Jhin, who designed the website’s layout. Now that NextGen Journal has officially launched, Toohill and Moran said they are concentrating on publicizing and growing their venture. “We definitely want to expand as much as we can and focus on expanding it nationally and getting as many people aware of it as possible nationwide,” Moran said. Toohill said he shares this aspiration. “We want to become the foremost site for news and opinion by students for students,” he said. Toohill said students interested in contributing to NextGen Journal can visit the nextgenjournal.com and click on the “Join NextGen” page. “More than anything, [NextGen Journal] is interesting to the reader,” Toohill said. “There’s a lot of really great, interesting, cool, practical content.”
Flanked by law enforcement officials at the Vermont Department of Public Safety headquarters, Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced $500,000 in federal funding for Vermont law enforcement agencies.‘The brave men and women in law enforcement are on the front lines every day protecting our people and our communities,’ Sanders said. ‘We are all grateful for the work that they do.’Sanders secured the federal funds for programs providing police officers for public schools, technology upgrades for police training facilities, and digital cameras for county sheriffs. In addition, Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) secured funds for special investigations units.‘We thank Senator Sanders as he has once again provided funding for several projects that will greatly benefit the Vermont criminal justice system, law enforcement training and professionalism, and will ultimately enhance public safety in Vermont,’ said Vermont Department of Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Tremblay.Also joining Sanders at the press conference were June Kelly, assistant director of the Vermont Police Academy, Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux, and Robert White, executive director of the Northwest Unit for Special Investigations.The Vermont Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs’ Association won a $100,000 grant for sheriffs across the state to upgrade equipment, such as squad-car camera systems that protect both police officers and crime suspects.The Vermont Department of Public Safety received $100,000 for school resource officers. The special program places sworn officers in public schools and is an important outreach tool that helps deter crime. The officers promote positive attitudes toward law enforcement; prevent juvenile crime by making students aware of rules, authority, and justice; and instruct students on how to avoid becoming a crime victim.The Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford received $200,000 for technology upgrades and laptop computers for students and seasoned officers.Another $100,000 for the States Attorneys and Sheriffs Association will help fund Special Investigation Units, which are made up of specially-trained police officers, social workers, medical professionals, therapists, and prosecutors to investigate, advocate, treat and prosecute crimes of sexual violence and child sexual abuse. These multi-disciplinary task forces were originally formed in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The latest round of funding will help expand the program throughout the state.Source: Sanders’ office. WATERBURY, Vt., August 17, 2010
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jose Fermin Sanchez, 30, was found dead of internal bleeding in a litter-strewn wooded lot off William Floyd Parkway a block from his last known address in Shirley on Oct. 6, 2010.Suffolk County police have released few other details on the case since a group of people walking through the woods made that discovery, other to say at the time that they were “investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.” This week, a coalition of immigrant and civil rights advocacy groups called on federal authorities to take over the investigation—a case they suspect is a bias crime. In response, police vigorously defended their probe, which they maintain is open and actively continuing.“We are losing confidence that the local government here can actually bring justice to the Latino residents of Suffolk County,” Juan Cartagena, president of LatinoJustice, a Manhattan-based nonprofit advocacy group, told reporters Wednesday outside Central Islip federal court. “Latinos who live in this county…should not feel that perhaps the race of the victim in a crime investigation somehow dictates how much energy is being invested by the Suffolk County police to actually find the criminals.”The group also said that the lack of an arrest in the case is a failure of a recently concluded U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into Suffolk police handling of hate crimes after a spate of such cases on eastern Long Island. That probe came after the county’s most high-profile hate crime, when group of teenagers killed Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue in 2008. Sanchez died in the same town that two men attacked a pair of day laborers in 2000—the first case that gave Suffolk notoriety for bias.Police bristled at the assertion that they prioritize investigations based on ethnicity of the victim, but did not respond to the advocates’ claims that hate was a motivator in the Sanchez case.“While the department would like nothing more than to solve cases swiftly to give victims and their families a sense of closure and justice, certain cases take longer to solve,” the department said in a statement Wednesday that for the first time publicly described Sanchez’ death as a homicide. “That in no way means that it is any less important than other cases we are investigating.”The department pointed to the recent arrest of a suspect accused of killing two women two decades ago as proof that Suffolk Homicide Squad detectives don’t give up until an arrest is made. But, investigators otherwise remained tight-lipped about the Sanchez murder.“It would be inappropriate to release evidentiary details and/or the steps taken to solve this homicide,” police said. “We can assure the public that this case is being thoroughly investigated.”A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, who advocates called on to take over the investigation, declined to comment.“There’s no evidence of any personal motive here or any economic motive,” said Foster Maer, an attorney for LatinoJustice, which represents the victims. “What does that leave you with this type of brutal crime? A hate crime. That’s the suggestion that this evidence makes and yet the Suffolk County police refuse to classify this as a hate crime.”Advocates also accused Suffolk prosecutors of blocking them from receiving a copy of Sanchez’ autopsy report. Robert Clifford, a spokesman for District Attorney Tom Spota, did not respond to a request for comment.A second man, Antonio Tum, was also assaulted in the Sanchez case. Police said that the assault is also still under investigation. Maer said that Tum had up to 30 pieces of wood surgically removed after the attack and is now disabledHomicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-852-6394 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
71SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission… First of all, from my experience working with leaders in the CU community, I have to say that it’s a lot less likely to happen to you! The CU people I work with are focused first on service and on bringing benefit to their members and staff.Having said that, any organization can become infected with a culture of greed and fraud. Let’s talk about how to immunize your culture against the bug that infected Wells Fargo.It starts with leadership. In my keynotes I show a slide that just says “Undercover Boss.” When that pops up, I ask, “Who likes this show?” Then I slam my hand on any nearby level surface and yell, “I hate it!” How can these leaders be so unaware of what’s happening on the front lines?The people at the top should be aware of what’s happening throughout the organization. Just after the scandal broke, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf told the Wall Street Journal, “There was no incentive to do bad things.”Well––obviously there was.A more accurate statement would be that he didn’t know about it––and he should have. Of course it’s easy in hindsight to look at the indicators and see that there was a problem, but their own actions show they were aware of the issue. In fact, over 5 years they fired 5,000 people.The real problem is that nobody, including Stumpf, wanted to own the problem. Likely because the bad actors were producing very good results.“The 1 percent that did it wrong, who we fired, terminated, in no way reflects our culture nor reflects the great work the other vast majority of the people do.” (bizjournals.com)Well––yes it does.Culture is not the product of a slogan or statement of organization values. Culture is expressed through the behavior of the people in the organization––who may or may not be following those stated values.Any larger organization, and most small ones too, form subcultures based on levels of authority, specific responsibilities and technical roles. That’s why sales may have a much different subculture than production or upper management. These cultures intersect and interact, but may behave in radically different ways.If we take Stumpf’s defense at face value, the sales culture was much different than the over-arching culture of “customer first” thinking expressed in the Wells Fargo slogans, and might have been much different than the culture in other parts of the organization.Dismissing the problem based on percentages is dangerous too. You don’t ignore a small infection because most of your body is healthy. You treat the infection before it spreads.And just like with an infection,if you allow the infection to spread, you’re sometimes left with no other option but amputation. Apparently that’s what Wells Fargo did.The real solution lies in prevention. You’ve got to inoculate your culture against bad behavior by creating a discipline of good behavior.As a martial artist I learned that discipline is simply the development and practice of meaningful and purposeful habits. In the absence of positive habits, negative habits fill the void.Ethical behavior starts with leadership and must extend to every level, for the exact reason Stumpf cited in his defense. The CEO of a large organization may not be able to know exactly what’s happening at every level––but you can assure a culture of sincere interest where people at every level have direct contact with the leaders who serve them, and that they know these leaders care. This is the only way to assure that an over-arching cultural expectation is practiced at all levels.This requires continual training at every level. Not just technical training, but training in mindset, attitude and interpersonal skills. These so-called “soft skills” are essential to the effective operation of any “hard” process or system.Could the Wells Fargo fiasco happen in your credit union? Despite your values of service and your customer first mindset, don’t you have the same pressures to perform? Don’t your people feel the same responsibility to produce results?Didn’t Wells Fargo promote similar positive values as yours?Culture cannot be left to chance. Positive culture is the product of training and continual self-awareness. It’s the product of leadership by example––at all levels.And that takes discipline, commitment and practice––not slogans. Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Details
Isolation of a novel virus with avian and human genes, or a virus with an increased number of mutations not seen in avian isolates, from one or more people with moderate-to-severe respiratory illness, along with epidemiological evidence of a change in transmission pattern Mar 10 United Nations news release on rapid reaction teams to contain pandemichttp://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=17760&Cr=bird&Cr1=flu Fukuda noted in another Mar 10 Reuters report that aspects of the WHO containment plan raise challenging ethical issues, including some related to quarantine. “The WHO pandemic influenza draft protocol for rapid response and containment” posits the possibility of identifying an emerging pandemic in time to stop it by using antivirals, isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. The document is a revision of a first draft that was released in late January. “It is clear that if we try to contain a pandemic—and this has never been attempted before, there is no precedent—that there is a very good chance that we will fail, that we will not be able to stop it,” Fukuda said. “However, there is also a very good chance that if we mount this kind of effort we may slow down the spread of a pandemic virus early on. If we do that, if we buy some substantial amount of time and that means weeks, then we can really increase the chance for having more vaccines available more rapidly.” To further that effort, an international stockpile of antivirals has been created with industry donations. Three million treatment courses will be ready by May for use only in an intervention to contain the virus at it source, the WHO said. WHO’s pandemic draft plan for rapid response and containment, issued Mar 17http://www2.wpro.who.int/NR/rdonlyres/EDA8DF37-AD85-425E-9431-1D80476C2639/0/WHOHQ20060530.pdf Moderate-to-severe respiratory illness or death in 5 to 10 people with evidence of human-to-human transmission to at least some of them, and lab-confirmed H5N1 diagnoses in more than two of them Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, a leading pandemic preparedness advocate and a skeptic on the possibility of containment, said the revised WHO plan represents “a more realistic approach” to containment than the previous version. “However, the activity of the last 2 months in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa only further supports the fact that early recognition and documentation of an emerging pandemic is going to be difficult if not impossible,” he added. “We will develop a roster of people who have received a great deal of training about what in fact are the containment procedures, what is influenza, what is the nature of the threat,” said Keiji Fukuda, acting director of the WHO’s global influenza program, in the news release. Reuters news service reported on Mar 10 that WHO would train about 100 experts for the rapid response. WHO has convened experts three times since December to consider a draft protocol for early containment of a pandemic flu, the document states. Aug 3, 2005, CIDRAP News story describing the studies on which the WHO protocol is based “If a pandemic flu strain had emerged in any number of areas where cases or clusters have occurred in recent months, that pandemic strain would’ve been long gone to the rest of world by now,” said Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site. The initial protocol is still being refined, with a meeting scheduled Mar 28 with Roche officials to refine procedures for delivering the company’s oseltamivir supplies to WHO. “A more detailed operational plan, in line with actions recommended in this protocol, is the expected outcome,” WHO said in its report. Jan 27, 2006, CIDRAP News story on earlier version of the WHO containment plan The concept is based on mathematical models suggesting that early, efficient human-to-human transmission of a potential pandemic virus could be identified and contained if authorities had appropriate surveillance in place and moved quickly to quell the outbreak. The models relied on mass dispensing of antiviral drugs in an outbreak zone, along with social distancing and quarantine measures. The WHO document further describes the roles and responsibilities of countries in helping to contain a pandemic, as well as the roles and responsibilities of WHO. “No attempt has ever been made to alter the natural course of a pandemic near its start,” WHO says. “Moreover, given the unpredictable behavior of influenza viruses, no one can know in advance whether the start of a pandemic will begin gradually, following the emergence of a virus not yet fully adapted to humans, or be announced by a sudden explosion of cases, thereby precluding any attempt at containment.” Moderate-to-severe respiratory illness or death in three or more healthcare workers with no known exposure to H5N1 other than contact with ill patients, and laboratory confirmation of H5N1 infection in at least one of those workers Compelling evidence that more than one generation of human-to-human transmission has occurred Mar 22, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a new draft of its plan for spotting and stopping a budding influenza pandemic. The WHO recommends investigating clusters of three or more people with unexplained moderate-to-severe respiratory illness and with illness onsets within 7 to 10 days of one another. In addition, the patients in the cluster must have a history “strongly suggesting potential exposure to the H5N1 virus,” such as travel in an infected area, direct contact with infected or dead birds or animals, close contact with an H5N1 patient, or possible occupational exposure. One of the agency’s roles will be to train rapid reaction teams over the next few months, according to a Mar 10 news release from the agency. The teams will include epidemiologists, laboratory specialists, and logistics, ethics, and communications experts, the release said. The WHO identified four trigger points for attempting rapid containment of a virus: See also: The WHO also identifies situations in which rapid containment should not be tried: when studies fail to confirm H5N1 or another novel influenza A virus; when the affected population is too big to provide for basic needs and emergency care during containment; and when more than 4 to 6 weeks have passed since the initial cluster was identified. He said he still regards a flu pandemic, sooner or later, as inevitable. “The only thing that’s really going to take pandemic influenza off the table is an influenza vaccine that can be produced in advance of the actual pandemic strain, and for which there is global production capacity and distribution ability to quickly put a world seal over this virus, not a local blanket,” he said. Further meetings “with countries and partners” will be scheduled to address drug distribution issues. Currently the plan indicates that Roche stands ready to ship 1.5 million doses stored in the United States and another 1.5 million doses stored in Switzerland. Success would depend on prompt response to suspicious clusters of human influenza cases, WHO acknowledged. The mass dispensing of antivirals would need to start within 21 days after detection of the first case of efficient human-to-human transmission. Accomplishing that implies succeeding at a number of earlier steps, including detecting the clusters, communicating quickly and accurately from the local to the international level, and quickly obtaining outside assistance in investigation and response.
On Sept. 23, Indonesia marked one year of #ReformasiDikorupsi (reform corrupted), a hashtag that accompanied last year’s nationwide street rallies against controversial bills.Looking at the present day, however, observers say that civil movements in the country in general need to be resilient in voicing issues.“Civil movements have failed to form resilience. They tried to bring down the [political] tension by holding an ‘Ikut Mendesak Tapi Santuy’ [Protesting but Chill] event, but in the end they lost the moment. “The movement gradually ended as a mere press release,” the Lokataru legal and human rights foundation’s program manager, Mirza Fahmi, said during an online discussion hosted by Indonesia Corruption Watch on Wednesday.Thousands of students took part in nationwide rallies last year to protest problematic bills in front of the House of Representatives complex in Jakarta from Sept. 24 to 30, making it the largest student movement since that of 1998, which brought down then-president Soeharto.Students delivered seven demands last year, among them the rejection of some controversial bills including the revised KPK Law and Mining Law, resolution of human rights abuse cases and withdrawal of the Indonesian Military (TNI) from restive Papua.According to Mirza, last year’s #ReformasiDikorupsi student protest was successful in gathering the largest mass movement in Indonesia. However, he also deemed the movement a failure, considering that none of the protesters’ demands were met.Read also: ‘#ReformasiDikorupsi’: Creative, digital campaigns amplify student protests against controversial bills“So, the cost for ‘reform corrupted’ is five deaths, and now violence against civil society even becomes more apparent,” Mirza continued.Constitutional law expert from the Jakarta-based Jentera School of Law, Bivitri Susanti, said social movements in Indonesia were polarized and disintegrated one another.“Civil movements can have different purposes, but they should consolidate the same major purpose. For example changing the governance system and so forth,” Bivitri said.In addition, she said the public was easily satisfied with the result of 1998 political reform. “We are glad that we are granted with free elections with many political parties joining in. But that’s just so wrong,” she added.“We never criticize the political party system, for example, so those political figures we have hailed as heroes of reform are now becoming obstacles to democracy.”She referred to how policy makers passed a controversial revision of the 2009 Coal and Mineral Mining Law in June, ignoring the outcry from civil groups who lambasted the regulation over concerns of its impact on the environment and society.She also lambasted political elites who played a big role in passing the controversial revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law in October last year.Read also: ‘#ReformCorrupted’“This has been the result of our wrong choice,” she added.Syahdan Husein, a Gadjah Mada University student who participated in last year’s #GejayanMemanggil (Gejayan is calling) rally in Yogyakarta as part of #ReformasiDikorupsi, argued that civil movements in Indonesia were still unstructured.“For example, in the form of collective funding last year, Jakarta activists raised hundreds of millions in cash, but they never distributed it to the civil movements in other regions,” he said, implicating that the social movement is also still Jakarta-centric.Topics :
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