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John Popper’s Surgery Forces Blues Traveler To Postpone Tour & Cancel Festival Dates

first_imgLast night, John Popper alerted fans that an upcoming surgery procedure was going to force Blues Traveler to alter some of their summer plans. Popper says that the surgery is imminent, otherwise he could face permanent paralysis.You can read part of Popper’s statement below, as it was written:It took a while to find the right MRI which we did in cleaveland for the RNC…&by the time of the DNC,we had results indicating that 3vertabrae in my neck have long been collapsed&are now so deformed asto be drastically impinging on my spinal chord! Had I continued to let this go,in only a few months I could’ve been facing total&permanent paralysis!!…Its creepy to think about frankly… But immediate surgery is required&there is nothing else for it… I am so sorry to have to do this now,but we are forced to postpone about half of our tour w/the Wallflowers&G-Love&his most Special Sauce… The good news there being that at least we can reschedual all of the dates to the week following the initial end of what we were originally planning… And if I do my part&the doctors do theirs… I will be up&running&back on tour by8/24…Though the tour dates will be rescheduled, Popper says that the upcoming festival appearances — including those scheduled for this weekend — will unfortunately be cancelled. Popper also said he had been ignoring this problem for some time now, and is looking forward to getting on the road to recovery. A full statement with the specific dates to be rescheduled will be available in the near future.You can read Popper’s full statement below:last_img read more

Labor Café fosters discussion on management

first_imgLast Friday, the Higgins Labor Studies Program hosted Labor Café, an event held multiple times throughout the semester to promote discussion on work-related social justice issues.Daniel Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Studies Program, opened Friday’s Labor Café discussion.“The Higgins Labor Program … is an interdisciplinary unit on campus that sponsors research, teaching and conversation on any aspect of the labor question, which is at the root of every society,” Graff said.This particular discussion was focused on the issue of abusive management, and Charlice Hurst, assistant professor of management in the Mendoza College of Business, served as the discussion’s facilitator.“What I wanted to facilitate today is discussion around the culture of work, especially in the United States and sort of exemplified by what we see in Amazon,” Hurst said.Amazon, Hurst said, was featured in a New York Times article that highlighted business practices that have promoted high levels of burnout among employees and an exceedingly competitive culture that undermines employee well-being and leads to high turnover rates.Hurst said these practices may “disproportionally affect people with family obligations … and negatively impact gender equity within the company. Additionally Hurst highlight the fact that Amazon is the only major tech company in that area that doesn’t have any female executives.While some companies believe that their employees thrive in a highly competitive environment, Hurst said, the emphasis on employees conspiring against one another, forced ranking systems and the idea that “conflict breads motivation and creativity” can create a culture with negative effects.“You hear a lot about the great HR practices of companies like Google and Facebook with paternity leave now, and video games at work, and they give you food, but at the same time, the people who work there are still working 80 hours a week. They’re still living for their jobs to a great extent,” Hurst said.The discussion then shifted to the culture’s effect on the managerial side of businesses.“One of the things we kind of know from the literature is that abuse cascade down,” Hurst said. “If you see abusive supervisors in the warehouse, it’s because of the pressure they’re getting from above them, and the pressure they’re getting. … There is really not much an employee can do to stop abusive supervision because it’s really part of the culture.”The discussion then broadened to the American culture as a whole and its emphasis on the need for hard work, competition and data-backed results to attain success. Colleges and universities were cited as an example.“Our students work, all the time,” Hurst said. “We create this mentality where they come to see it as normal. We pile a lot of work on, and we also expect them to do lots of extracurriculars, and I know in the business school, we have sort of a forced ranking system where they have to get a certain average.”“It’s almost like we’re creating this context to train people in the mindset that will lead them to accept these working conditions without question,” Hurst said.The questioning of the culture then led to a discussion on the topic of passion.“I question how we define passion. … Even in academia, passion is how many hours people put in basically and how many vacations they don’t take,” Hurst said. “If you’re 50 and have kids and an elderly parent to care for, does that mean you still can’t be passionate about your work? So I think we have to redefine how we define passion, and everybody can bring these different gifts to the workplace.”Looking to the future, the discussion then focused on data and data’s place in company management.“Data itself doesn’t tell a story; People tell a story around data,” Hurst said. “We’d like to believe, those of us who study management, that a company that treats its employees well should be able to be competitive … I don’t know why there is this disconnect here; it’s almost like a race to the bottom.”The Higgins Labor Studies Program will host a variety of events this semester, including Lunchtime Labor Research, Advocacy and Policy Series (RAPS) discussions and the next Labor Café, which will take place Feb. 5.Tags: Higgins Labor Studies Program, HR practices, Labor Cafelast_img read more

Former FARC Rebel Tells of Being Court-Martialed after Operation Check-Mate

first_img Juan Carlos was responsible for providing basic needs to captives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), when an alleged humanitarian mission in the jungle of Guaviaré took 15 prisoners to safety on July 2, 2008. What turned into the successful Operation Check-Mate, caused his demise in the guerrilla, after growing up with them. Known as “Manchaco”, Juan Carlos turned himself to authorities in mid-August – after two years of attempted escapes – and spoke to Colombian daily El Tiempo to tell of his experiences as a FARC rebel. Following the events that turned out to be Operation Check-Mate, FARC leaders took Manchaco for a traitor and assumed he turned the prisoners in for a ransom. His hands and feet were chained to a tree in a camp, where he remained under high surveillance by “Asdrubal’s” seventh front during over 40 days. According to El Tiempo, Manchaco was court-martialed and accused of involuntarily collaborating with the enemy, though he assured them he was unaware of what had occurred. “I joined that [the FARC] practically when I was 14. It was hard to be treated like that [being chained like the prisoners],” he admitted. “I will never forget it,” he added. When asked if he considered that the prisoners had remained in chains for the better part of ten years, Manchaco replied, “Yes, it’s very hard to be [in that position] when you are innocent.” Juan Carlos realized the Colombian Army – and not a humanitarian mission – had just taken off with his 15 prisoners when he turned on a TV set to find out that Operation Check-Mate had been a successful rescue mission and the prisoners were on their way home. According to his statements, the prisoners were kept as a powerful tool to use in exchange for “agreements and conversations” with the Government, and losing them was a huge hit to the entire guerrilla group. Still, Juan Carlos added, “the FARC never admitted that the [Colombian] Government tricked them and that the operation was so efficient.” He thinks many of the rebels remain in the FARC “out of fear that the Army will get them, or that the guerrilla will kill them,” but is sure that most of them want to turn around and come clean. “The conditions are not the best and they are waiting for better possibilities,” he added. With regard to his plans, Manchaco said he hopes to get back in touch with his family and start over. “I want to start a new life free of so many things, and try to forget so much lost time.” By Dialogo August 18, 2010last_img read more

PDI-P recommends Prabowo’s niece for South Tangerang mayoral race

first_imgThe Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) central executive board has recommended Rahayu “Sara” Saraswati Djojohadikusumo, the niece of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, to be its nominee for deputy mayor in the upcoming 2020 South Tangerang mayoral election in Banten.A statement on PDI-P letterhead seen by The Jakarta Post on Monday said that the party’s executive board was set to nominate Sara to run for deputy mayor with the current regional secretary of South Tangerang, Muhammad.The letter, dated June 30, was signed by the chairman of the PDI-P’s central board of elections, Bambang Wuryanto, and the party’s secretary-general, Hasto Kristiyanto. “But we’re open to other options,” he said.He added that Gerindra and the PDI-P would collaborate in several other local elections.Sara served as a member of the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 legislative term but failed to secure reelection last year.She was a member of House Commission VIII overseeing social affairs and worked consistently to pass the long-awaited sexual violence eradication bill.Topics : Gerindra Party deputy chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said that neither the party nor Sara had received the letter but confirmed that the party was planning to nominate Sara to run in the 2020 South Tangerang race. “If the letter is true, our elections division will meet and confer with the PDI-P regarding the matter,” he said.Read also: PDI-P maintains close ties, sees future with GerindraDasco said the Gerindra Party had yet to issue its official recommendation for Sara and that the party had planned to nominate her for mayor instead of deputy mayor.last_img read more

‘Govt cowardly on euthanasia’? No – not yet.

first_imgLecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this weekStuff co.nz 20th August 2016 On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by a petition in the name of former Labour MP Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.The petition, which garnered 8795 signatures and cross-party support, came in the wake of Seales death.It demanded the committee examine public opinion on the introduction of legislation “which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable”.More than 21,000 submissions later – the most ever received by any select committee – Vickers will pull up a seat at 8am in front of a panel of MPs to explain Lecretia’s story.But Amanda Landers, a clinician consultant, researcher and chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Care has spent 10 years caring for those who are terminally ill and she sees it differently.“In the last decade I’ve witnessed about 5000 deaths and what you hear from the media and public isn’t what you hear from most people at the end of their life, it’s almost in direct contrast.”“The voice of the well are the people who say, my body my choice,” she says.When people are in their final weeks and days it’s their family, pets and community they worry about – “they think less and less about themselves”.Landers says people talk about palliative care not working for everybody – that’s a concept she says doesn’t actually make any sense.“It’s not a medicine that can work or not work, it’s an approach … most of the time just being there with them is what they need.”Seales was cared and comforted for in her final days but as to whether she would have made the choice to end her life, Vickers says it wasn’t an option on the table.“That’s a hypothetical that I can’t answer because she didn’t get that choice.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/83351363/Lecretia-Seales-lives-on-in-a-health-inquiry-into-euthanasia-that-kicks-off-this-week?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

Liverpool take a knee to protest Floyd’s death

first_img Read Also: Messi set to stay at Barca until 2021 after passing contract deadline A number of Liverpool players shared the image along with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone The current Premier League leaders and Champions League holders gathered around the centre circle at Anfield, taking a knee to show their support. The gesture was popularised in 2016 by former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who knelt during the USA’s national anthem. Liverpool’s squad members posed for a photo in support of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis. Advertisementlast_img read more

Clark is super in Sprint win at Bethany

first_imgA victim of mechanical issues in a mid-May start at Bethany, Clark took the lead at the drop of the green and stayed in front to the checkers, building a half-lap lead at one point.  Clark is coming off a three-win 2019 campaign and will make one more racing trip out west before tour action starts closer to home. Kyler Johnson started seventh and was in second by the three-quarter mark of the race but had nothing for Clark. Kenny Potter finished third. Dustin Reeh and Danny Clark rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth. BETHANY, Mo. (June 6) – Justin Clark made the 10-hour trip from Hamersville, Ohio, to win the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature in front of a big crowd Saturday at Bethany Speedway. By Chet Querry Ohio IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver Justin Clark was the Saturday feature winner at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Chase Rudolf was the IMCA Modified winner and 10th starting J.J. Baumli was best in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Tyler Inman raced from sixth in winning the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature.last_img read more

Randolph Vincent Jones April 7, 1938 – December 17, 2019

first_imgRandolph “Randy” Vincent Jones age 81 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Twin Towers Health Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born April 7, 1938 in Charleston, West Virginia the son of William and Guyda (Williams) Jones.Randy a 1956 graduate from Centerville High School in Indiana, served his country in United States Army and worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Computer Analyst for over 30 years. He married the late Kathryn Ann Grimme on September 21, 1963 in Liberty, Indiana and attended the of First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Ohio.Randy is survived by his sons Greg (Deborah) Jones of Dallas, Texas, Doug Jones and Michael Jones both of Harrison, Ohio. Grandfather of Caleb (Megan) Jones, Nathan Jones and Raechel Jones.Preceded in death by his parents William and Guyda Jones, his wife Kathryn Ann Jones and sister Sonya Jones.Visitation will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 P.M. all at First Presbyterian Church 115 S. Vine St. Harrison, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Joshua Long officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery with military honors provided by US Army and Harrison Honor Guard.Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Bulldogs Swimmers Participate At Brebeuf Jesuit “Schools with No Pools” Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams traveled to Indianapolis to swim in the iconic IU Natatorium against 17 other teams in the Brebeuf Jesuit “Schools with No Pools” Invitational. Overall, the Bulldogs had a great night of competition with the Lady Bulldogs coming in 8th and the Boys finishing in 4th. The sectional meet will be hosted at Columbus North High School in Columbus, IN. The women will compete in preliminary action on Feb 6 at 5:30pm with finals on Feb 8 beginning at 1:00pm. The boys will compete at the same location and timeframe two weeks later on Feb 20 and 22. Roncalli 307Cathedral 299Brebeuf 295Bishop Chatard 236Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 221Guerin Catholic 160International 119Batesville 107Herron 105University 100Heritage Christian 92Oldenburg Academy 55Park Tudor 44Scecina Memorial 43Trinity Lutheran 40Greenwood Christian 32Owen Valley 22Lafayette Central Catholic 21 UP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be closing out the season in the State Tournament with sectionals coming up in February.  BULLDOG TOP FINISHERSJV 200 Medley Relay (2nd, 2:11.72) — Joseph Shroder, Ciaran Tyrer, Derek VanSickle, Nathan Villani200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:48.97) — Will Johnson, Ben Moster, Ethan Brewer, Sean Callahan Quinn Rasnick — 200 Free (10th, 2:13.92); 500 Free (6:17.70)Grant Story — 200 Free (15th, 2:18.16)Sean Callahan — 200 IM (5th, 2:17.78); 500 Free (5th, 5:36.68)Ben Moster — 200 IM (10th, 2:22.23); 100 Breast (1st, 1:06.57)Joseph Shroder — JV 50 Free (2nd, 27.68)Austin Pohlman — JV 50 Free (3rd, 27.72)William Johnson — 50 Free (6th, 23.95); 100 Back (5th, 1:03.53)Ethan Brewer — 50 Free (11th, 25.16); 100 Fly (5th, 58.29)Mason Enneking — 50 Free (16th, 25.94)JV 200 Freestyle Relay (4th, 202.68) — Alex Livers, Story, Ean Loichginer, Vonley Hund200 Freestyle Relay (3rd, 1:39.79) — Moster, Brewer, Johnson, CallahanCiaran Tyrer — 100 Breast (11th, 1:13.07)Derek VanSickle — 100 Breast (13th, 1:14.50)JV 400 Freestyle Relay (4th, 4:26.04) — Shroder, Story, Pohlman, Kuisel400 Freestyle Relay (9th, 4:11.69) — Rasnick, Enneking, VanSickle, Tyrer JV 200 Medley Relay (6th, 2:47.27) — Kierra Brock, Lauren Voss, Callie Main, Abby Blomer200 Medley Relay (10th, 2:19.39) — Claire Sunderman, Lilly Wonnell, Maria Lopez, Gwen MartinMaria Lopez — 200 IM (12th, 2:42.92)Callie Main — JV 50 Free (2nd, 31.56)Sonja Gaulin — 50 Free (8th, 27.87); 100 Free (4th, 1:01.23)Gwen Martin — 50 Free (12th, 28.93); 500 Free (9th, 6:28.78)Paige Oldham — 50 Free (13th, 29.26)JV 200 Freestyle Relay (7th, 2:29.59) — Blomer, Brock, Voss, Ava Obermeyer200 Freestyle Relay (9th, 2:03.21) — Gaulin, Sunderman, Liz Loichinger, OldhamJV 400 Freestyle Relay (2nd, 4:59.72) — Loichinger, Main, Obermeyer, Wonnell400 Freestyle Relay (6th, 4:28.22) — Gaulin, Oldham, Lopez, Martin NOTABLES51% of all swims were personal bests (both teams); Girls 48%; Boys 53%Benjamin Moster was the lone individual event winner in the 100 BreastSean Callahan led the men’s team in individual scoring with 28 points; Sonja Gaulin led the women with 26 State qualifiers will continue to the IHSAA State meet the weekend following Sectionals. Meet results: https://www.swimcloud.com/results/176357/ Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen. Brebeuf Jesuit 294Cathedral 277Roncalli 260Batesville 221Lafayette Central Catholic 188Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 161Guerin Catholic 155University 136Bishop Chatard 135International 118Herron 62Covenant Christian 52Heritage Christian 46Park Tudor 45Oldenburg Academy 30Scecina Memorial 12Owen Valley 11Trinity Lutheran 2 TEAM SCORESlast_img read more