Summerfest Reveals Enormous Initial Lineup, Stacked With Alabama Shakes, Umphrey’s McGee & More

first_imgSummerfest has revealed the initial phase of their 2016 headliners in the form of a video. It’s safe to say this year is bigger than ever, with over 100 headlining acts from Alabama Shakes, Umphrey’s McGee, Willie Nelson, The Roots, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Otis Taylor, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Matisyahu, Kool & The Gang, O.A.R, Stephen Marley, Cheap Trick, and a ton of other genre-spanning headliners.The “World’s Largest Music Festival” is set to take over Milwaukee, Wisconsin, spanning across thirteen stages for eleven days, from June 29-July 3 and July 5-10. Tickets and general information are currently available on the festival’s website. Peep the initial lineup below:Summerfest 2016Chris StapletonAlabama ShakesLuke Bryan with special guest Frankie BallardStingPeter GabrielWeezerPanic! At The Disco with special guest Andrew McMahon In The WildernessSelena Gomez with special guest DNCEBlake Shelton with special guest ParmaleeDef Leppard with special guests REO Speedwagon & TeslaTim McGraw with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Ryan KinderMartin GarrixWillie NelsonRise AgainstPassion PitDeath Cab For CutieJason DeruloRyan AdamsElle KingThe DecemberistsThe RootsRay LaMontagneRachel PlattenBilly IdolMike D (DJ Set)St. Paul & The Broken BonesNellyFitz and the TantrumsSkilletDustin LynchThe FrayRandy HouserCommodoresGavin DeGrawKirk FranklinHunter HayesChase RiceJoan Jett & The BlackheartsAndra DayYoung The GiantBarenaked LadiesPeter Bjorn and JohnJack & JackMichael Franti & SpearheadViolent FemmesTimefliesPreservation Hall Jazz BandGarbageStephen MarleyCheap TrickUmphrey’s McGee311 Femi Kuti & The Positive ForceJoe JacksonBrothers OsborneBoDeansJana KramerMilky ChanceTaylor DaneBen FoldsIndigo GirlsNeil FinnMatisyahuCam Kool & The Gang38 SpecialPhil VassarBruce Hornsby & The NoisemakersO.A.RBuckwheat ZydecoMichael RayThe WombatsKane BrownMorris Day And The Time“Weird Al” YankovicCharlie AponteStyxOMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)Sir Mix-A-LotGranger SmithHoward JonesRichard MarxTerrance Simien & The Zydeco ExperienceBlue Oyster CultCon BrioHippo CampusBobby RushCoast ModernBahariColeman HellOtis TaylorThe Grass RootsMindi Abair and the BoneshakersBlack ViolinSon LittleChris LaneDiane CoffeeDrew Baldridge Welshly ArmsLucky ChopsRuthie CollinsBrooke EdenThe Ides of MarchLucie SilvasBrett Younglast_img read more

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Richardson eyes up Leeds

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Man U about town

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USG senator creates guide for undocumented students

first_imgHelping hand · Undergraduate Student Government Sen. Sabrina Enriquez is putting together a resource guide for undocumented students. – Beverly Pham | Daily TrojanUndergraduate Student Government Residential Senator Sabrina Enriquez is working on a resource guide for prospective and continuing students who are undocumented immigrants, which she hopes to release on USG’s website before Thanksgiving break.In June, Enriquez attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Washington, D.C.At the conference, she took part in a workshop on the necessity of providing resources and centers for undocumented students.After the conference, Enriquez researched what resources USC has to offer undocumented students and found that there is no University-wide policy regarding undocumented students or a center for the students on campus.Enriquez set out to make a guide so that undocumented students have some direction when completing the Common Application, finding scholarships they are eligible for and receiving support on campus from the Latina/o, Black and Asian Pacific American student assemblies.“[Undocumented students] are the most marginalized — they’re marginalized in the public sphere and being students who are paying to come to this University, they’re offered no help or guidance,” Enriquez said. “My long-term goal is to have a resource center [for undocumented students] like they have at UC Davis, UC Berkeley and all the other UCs.”USG President Rini Sampath said the move is part of a larger effort by USG to support underrepresented students.“One of our priorities this year has been to bring these marginalized students to the forefront, and I think that’s what this initiative reflects,” she said. “I know we have a greater purpose in student government through our cultural assemblies and our committees to serve students who come from various communities and … creating a resource guide is one of the ways to tackle the lack of administrative attention to undocumented students.”Enriquez’s guide addresses if undocumented students can attend USC and helps prospective students in filling out the Common Application, advising them to leave their resident status and Social Security numbers blank.The guide also provides students with a list of scholarships that do not require the applicant to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident to ensure that undocumented students have the opportunity to attend college despite the fact that many of them are not eligible for financial aid or federal work study.Enriquez said few undocumented students apply to USC because they are misinformed about University policies.“We’re missing out on so many top-tier students because they don’t know that they can come here or the resources aren’t available for them to come here,” Enriquez said. “How can we claim that we are recruiting the best and the brightest when an entire population is being left out?”Because immigration laws are constantly in flux, Enriquez wants the University to hire counselors who are knowledgeable about policies regarding undocumented students so they can guide these students in accordance to laws regarding their status and on finding the right federal resources. She also wants counselors to provide these students with information on finding affordable housing near campus and resources to ensure that undocumented students do not have to take extensive leaves of absence to work in order to pay for college.Enriquez said building a strong community on campus is another one of her priorities.“I think that by building these communities and networks, it will not only take away the stigma, but also encourage those [undocumented students] who are here to reach out and join these communities and feel more empowered because this is their university as much as [it is] anyone else’s,” Enriquez said.Sampath said the University lacks accessible data on undocumented students and their experience at USC.“We really don’t know what our undocumented student demographic looks like because at the moment there aren’t any statistics or public information about them in regards to USC,” Sampath said. “I think what step one should be is figuring out how can we serve these students by bringing their voices to light and then addressing those concerns based on their needs.”last_img read more

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Toy tractor auction one for the ages

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest “A pretty incredible 40-year exercise on his part,” said Doug Loudenslager of his father’s unique collection. “There’s over 6,000 pieces.”The Don F. Loudenslager Trust Toy Auction will take place July 28th and 29th, 2017. The auction begins at 10:00 a.m. with barn doors opening at 8 a.m. each day. Some items will also be available simultaneously on-line and can be viewed at auctionzip.com.Don Loudenslager, who passed away at the age of 80 in 2014, spent the last several decades visiting sales and auctions amassing thousands of toy tractors, trucks, and other items. About 95% of the collection will be up for sale in the coming days, with hopes by the family that the toys will be put to use in a positive way for many years to come.“There are lots and lots of nice pieces.  For it to stay here, it’s just going to deteriorate or something bad is going to happen,” said Loudenslager. He encourages visitors to come during the two-day, three ring sale, even if it’s just to experience the immensity of the collection.“We’re looking forward to folks coming out, if nothing else, just so see it,” he said. Advertised in Toy Farmer magazine, in which Don Loudenslager had been featured, Doug says they’ve gotten calls from around Ohio as well as from all corners of the country, from as near as Pennsylvania to as far as Oklahoma and Minnesota.“We’re hopeful that we’ll have a nice crowd.”Doug notes that his father took great pride in the collection by keeping a meticulous cataloging system of all the toys with a special labeling system identifying each piece, something the family has found extremely helpful in organizing the sale.The collection and auction are at 3673 Irvin Shoots Rd. W, Morral, Ohio 43337. For more information, interested parties may contact Doug Loudenslager at (317) 502-9146.last_img read more

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What do military families say they need for family education and support?

first_imgAccording to a recent needs assessment conducted by Dr. Angela Huebner and her colleagues at Virginia Tech when it comes to accessing formal support systems such as MilitaryOneSource or support centers, military service members and their families:Prefer getting support information from a “known” person such as a family readiness officer, ombudsmen or key spouse.Are more likely to access a program or service on the recommendation of a trusted friend or family member.Prefer information specific to their installation and/or community as well as information directly affiliated with the military such as the Chain of Command and Squadron Leaders.Use family members, usually the active duty spouse, as a primary source of information about programs and services.Face barriers to using formal support systems such as the perception that most programs are targeted at younger service members and those with families, information overload, fear that accessing support would reflect poorly on service member and inefficient timing of information.How can Military Families Learning Network and the Cooperative Extension System help meet these needs?Cooperative Extension is in a unique position to help military families no matter where they live. CES serves citizens in every county/parish across the country. County-based educators can serve as excellent educators and resources for military families living on and off installations across the country by helping them connect with local information and resources. State specialists and county educators can become the “known” person in their community to help bridge community and military resources for military families.Military Families Learning Network provides additional online resources and information for military families as well as ways for military family service providers to connect, engage and learn more by connecting with colleagues and Extension professionals.last_img read more

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New turf at Palam Ground but Karnail Singh Stadium lags

first_imgAway from the limelight garnered by the Delhi team and its bastion, the Ferozeshah Kotla, lie two first-class grounds in the Capital that hardly attract attention for the right reasons.The Palam Ground, owned by the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), and the Karnail Singh Stadium, the home ground of the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), have for years been backwaters where cricketers have bemoaned the lack of facilities and competitive playing surfaces.And while the SSCB has woken up and started refurbishing its ground, the RSPB is lagging behind, despite a one-year Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ban for providing underprepared wickets.Palam, located near the Capital’s domestic airport, has been dug up and the whole square and outfield is being re-laid.”It has been more than 20 years since the ground has been in existence, and we decided to dig up the entire playing area and re-lay it,” SSCB secretary M Baladitya told Mail Today.”In addition, a new irrigation system for the outfield and square is also being put in place, while the pitches at the nets are also being re-done to bring them at par with the main square.”Asked why the refurbishment was being done during the monsoons, Baladitya said: “Actually, the digging process was completed before the rains, so that the growth of grass can be aided by the monsoon. By September, the grass will be mown, and then we will play some matches on it to help settle the wicket. It will also mean our boys get experience of playing on fiery wickets.”advertisementThere is also a plan to renovate the pavilion, since Baladitya says the BCCI is mulling handing one of the tour games on England’s winter tour of India to Palam.”We don’t need to do much about that; only some new partitions and better upholstery are needed in the dressing rooms and the toilets need to be renovated,” he said.The case of the Karnail Singh Stadium is not yet clear, though RSPB secretary Jhanjha Tripathi said the body also wanted a complete overhaul of the turf.”We do want to re-lay the square, but are still keeping our options open. Nothing has been finalised yet, though we will be reaching a decision within a week or 10 days,” she told Mail Today on Saturday.There is a joke among members of the Railways team that the wickets were last re-laid when the legendary Lala Amarnath, who died in 2000 at 89 years of age, was still an active first-class player in the 1960s.What isn’t a joke is that Karnail Singh Stadium is a venue opposition teams loathe to visit, owing to its extremely low bounce and propensity to turn into a dust bowl from the very first day of a match.In fact, the sanctions imposed on the ground came about owing to complaints about the pitch during Railways’ final two Ranji games last season, against Orissa and Saurashtra, with the latter’s coach Debu Mitra blasting the surface as being the “worst” he had ever seen in over four decades of playing and coaching.Railways skipper Sanjay Bangar is hopeful that by the time the ban is lifted in time for the 2013-14 season, the surface will be much better to play on.”It would be a very good thing for Railways cricket if done by experts. In the past it has been lacking professional preparation,” the former India allrounder said.There have been allegations that Railways have sometimes tailor- made pitches to suit their spinners led by former India player Murali Kartik, but Bangar rubbished them.”We have always wanted to play on sporting wickets. In fact, in the past couple of seasons, we have done better on quick pitches,” he said.For the coming season, the Railways’ home ground also hasn’t been decided. The RSPB owns grounds across the country, and the ones in Bhubaneswar and Varanasi are front-runners, according to RSPB sources.”We have a few options in mind, but nothing has been finalised as yet,” Tripathi said.shreyas. [email protected] mailtoday.inlast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agenda

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Wenger back on AC Milan agendaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is back on the agenda of AC Milan chiefs.TMW says Wenger is the frontrunner to land the Milan job – should it become available.The Frenchman left the Gunners last summer after 22 years in charge.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Rino Gattuso has two games to save his job.Milan sit fifth in the Serie A table and are desperate for Champions League football next season.They lost to Fiorentina yesterday and Gattuso must now beat Frosinone and SPAL between now and December 29 to save his job.Wenger is the favourite to replace the Italian, with former Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis now in charge at Milan. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policy

first_imgWoodward: Man Utd committed to youth policyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists they’re committed to providing the right investment for the first team.United announced a record revenue of £627.1million on Tuesday, with the release of their annual financial figures.“We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager,” said Woodward.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our Academy.”Everyone at Manchester United is committed to delivering on our primary objective of winning trophies.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Facing populism world finance chiefs defend globalization

first_imgWASHINGTON – Global finance officials on Friday defended their efforts to promote free trade and closer international links against a rising ride of populism around the world and criticism from a Trump administration intent on pursuing its “America First” agenda.Finance ministers from the world’s major economies wrapped up two days of talks with German Finance Minister Wolfang Schaeuble saying that the G-20’s efforts represented a solid response to unhappiness over globalization.Schaeuble said a year ago people were talking about the “swan song of multilateral co-operation,” but now with the global economy beginning to grow at a faster clip “we see that things are not as bad as predicted.”The G-20 did not issue a closing communique, but Schaebel, who served as the group’s leader because Germany holds the rotating chairmanship this year, said he and his colleagues were united in their commitment to promoting economic initiatives that will foster stronger growth. Other leaders said that higher growth was essential to combat a widening income gap in many countries.Schaeuble told a news conference it was wrong to interpret as a repudiation of globalization Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the populist anger that led to Donald Trump’s election in the United States, and in Germany, parliamentary gains for a far right party when Chancellor Angela Merkel returned to power with a reduced majority last month.The finance minister also disputed reports of growing tensions inside the G-20 over new U.S. demands for a tougher stance on trade violators that Trump contends have cost millions of American jobs.Schaeuble said talks with the U.S. this week were “much more relaxed” than those earlier this year, soon after Trump took office. The United States was represented at the finance meetings by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.The G-20 discussions served as a prelude to the annual meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank. Officials of those organizations told the finance officials that it was important that all countries strive to promote faster global growth.“It often feels like our increasingly interconnected world is in fact falling apart and countries and peoples are pulling away from each other,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday.Kim said it should be understood that the IMF and the World Bank both represented a “part of the post-1945 world order that was predicated on the notion that what affects one city, one country, one region can have immediate and lasting impacts on us all.”IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told the finance officials that the global economy is expected to turn in the best growth in six years. She said this “offers us a major opportunity to secure the recovery and to expand it to those who are not yet benefiting, and to include those who are excluded or are at the risk of being excluded.”Behind the scenes, the United States did find itself at odds on some major issues confronting the two multilateral lending institutions.The Trump administration is balking at the current outlines of a World Bank request for more money to finance its lending programs.A senior U.S. Treasury Department official previewing the meetings earlier this week told reporters the bank needs to provide financing “to countries that need it” instead of continuing to lend heavily to China, the world’s second-biggest economy. On Friday, Kim warned that without more funding the bank may be forced to slash its main lending program by a third.In remarks prepared for the World Bank’s steering committee, Mnuchin said, “More capital is not the solution when existing capital is not allocated effectively.”The finance discussions were scheduled to wrap up on Saturday with meetings of the policy-setting councils of both the IMF and the World Bank.IMF forecasters expect the global economy to expand 3.6 per cent this year, the fastest pace since 2010.But Lagarde said many workers are still seeing wages stagnate and their jobs replaced or threatened by technology. And many countries are seeing a widening income gap between rich and poor. “The result is growing political tensions in many places and increased skepticism about the benefits of globalization,” Lagarde told reporters at an opening news conference on Thursday.last_img read more

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