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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Promises More Full Album Shows To Come

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Promises More Full Album Shows To Come

first_imgRock and rollers Pearl Jam just wrapped up a run of shows throughout the US, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. For those who have been following along, the band has played two of their albums in full, including a surprise Vs. in Greensville, SC and a full performance of Ten to celebrate their tenth sold-out performance in Philadelphia, PA.With the run of shows in the books and a busy 2016 ahead, guitarist Mike McCready sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the inspiration behind those performances. For the first album, Vs., McCready explained that it was Eddie Vedder’s idea, “He said, ‘It’s Record Store Day, so let’s do a record’… It was cool to see fans’ eyes light up when they realized what was happening.”While McCready had mixed feelings before the performance; once they started, he got into it. “I was excited, but hesitant in a way… I feel sometimes when you do a whole record, not that we’d done it a lot, but you have to stay in formula about how the record is, and there’s not a lot of spontaneity. But Vs. was really fun since there’s a lot of upbeat songs. It had energy I didn’t know it would have. I remember I struggled with No Code a couple of years ago, so I was happy that didn’t happen again.”These weren’t the first times that the band has played an album in full, having performed Ten once before in the 90’s and both Yield and No Code in 2014. So what about the bands other albums? “I’m sure all that’s going to happen… That’s kind of Ed’s call, but we suggest stuff and I’d love to do that. I love surprising the fans. It’s important to us to keep pushing ourselves and revisit our albums and play them straight through.”He even talks about Pearl Jam potentially hosting amulti-night residency and focusing on a new album each night. “That’s a fantasy of mine… We could do every record in a residency. It would be so cool. We could play the B-sides along with the album and get really creative with it.”last_img read more

Rec Sports hosts class to promote gender inclusion

Rec Sports hosts class to promote gender inclusion

first_imgThis semester, RecSports moved to its brand-new location in the Duncan Student Center: the Smith Center for Recreational Sports. To ensure all students can take advantage of the center’s amenities, the Gender Relations Center is hosting Judgement Free Power Hour, a three-week weightlifting series geared towards helping gym newcomers grow more comfortable with exercise equipment, starting on April 8.Sophomore Maria Ventura, who works as a peer educator at the Gender Relations Center, said the course was created to combat gender norms pervasive in gym culture.“The dominance of weight-lifting areas by already strong and fit men is a common and near-universal phenomenon in gyms around the world,” she said in an email.Christine Caron Gebhardt, director of the Gender Relations Center, said these norms make certain individuals feel unwelcome in gym spaces, especially those who lack experience using weights.“I think when we all walk into new spaces, we look around to see how people are using the space,” she said. “So sometimes, you feel like, ‘Oh, if I don’t know what I’m doing, people are going to judge me.’”This stigma has negative implications for students’ overall wellbeing, she added.“The more [students] are able to engage in exercises or in health and wellness routines, the more they’re able to function at a higher performance,” she said. “I don’t want recreation to be limited.”Gebhardt said that RecSports’ relocation provided the perfect opportunity to rewrite these roles.“The way Smith is structured now, there’s more opportunity for people to mingle,” she said. “There’s a flow in the spaces that Duncan allows for that you couldn’t have in Rolf’s because of the way it was built.”With Judgement Free Power Hour, the Gender Relations Center seeks to use Smith’s unique layout as a means to claim gym space for all students, Ventura said.“Our goal was to prevent [gender noms] from taking root at the Smith Center by allowing those who have previously felt uncomfortable or unfamiliar in similar spaces to gain the experience and confidence to use these spaces and equipment in the new facility,” Ventura said.Chris O’Brien, a graduate intern with the Gender Relations Center, said that the course will feature hands-on training with gym equipment and will conclude with a group reflection about gender roles.“There’ll be a trainer there who’s instructing people on different weightlifting techniques, followed by a smoothie break afterwards with some discussion,” he said.The discussions will aim to create a dialogue about students’ personal encounters with gendered spaces, Gebhardt said.“We’re gonna start with people’s experiences,” she said.O’Brien said he wishes for students to view the course as an opportunity not only for self-improvement, but also as a chance to be a part of promoting inclusion at Notre Dame.“We hope students would gain the skills to be able to use the weights, but also that they would gain confidence in being able to use that space no matter who they are and what their identity is,” he said.Gebhardt said she hopes student discussion about the course will lead to similar improvements in gender inclusion in other areas of campus life.“My hope is that once students have [this] experience, that they’ll then be able to do that in other spaces,” she said.Tags: duncan student center, exercise, Gender Relations Center, gender roles, RecSportslast_img read more

Video: Riding with the Legend

Video: Riding with the Legend

first_imgRecently, I had the pleasure of riding the Virginia Creeper Trail with Lawrence Dye. Dye is 80 years young and has been riding the Creeper for over 20 years, logging an astounding 165,000 miles. What’s it like to ride with the Legend of the Creeper Trail?Check it out:Legend of the Virginia Creeper from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.The song in the video was written and performed by Wayne Miller, current president of the Virginia Creeper Trail Club.Stay tuned for the full story on Lawrence and his accomplishments in our July issue.last_img read more

A prayer and a promise

A prayer and a promise

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When I accepted the position of CEO of Coopera earlier this month, my team gave me a framed quote that, in terms of the organization’s mission and my own personal career trajectory, couldn’t have been more profound.The quote reads, “Hispanics need credit unions as much as credit unions need Hispanics.” It is attributed to Warren Morrow, the founder of Coopera.To say that I was as moved by the gift as I was by the sentiments it expressed would be a significant understatement. In a mere 11 words, Warren’s statement outlined the future of both the credit union movement and that of Hispanics seeking to economically thrive in the United States. It also provides all of us with guidance in helping both communities cooperatively move forward in the new millennium.Warren was born in Mexico City to an Anglo father and a Mexican mother, moving to Tucson, Arizona, while still in grade school. The need to assimilate helped define Warren’s character, but he never forgot nor abandoned his Hispanic roots. Providing higher education opportunities and helping create financial stability for Hispanic families became the mission and the passion of his too-short life.last_img read more

New year, new legislation across NYS

New year, new legislation across NYS

first_imgWegmans announced last year the store will no longer offer plastic bags starting on July 29, 2020. Among the new laws and acts this year, agricultural workers can now unionize under a new labor practices act. The introduction of bail reform will also be a staple of 2020. The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Act will give farmers collective bargaining rights, as well as paid overtime and at least one guaranteed day off each week. NYS legislators hope new laws will help low income community members from falling under the financial burden of bail, while also eliminating cash bail for close to 400 crimes, including some felonies. Starting in October, travelers will have to update their IDs to fly domestically. Finally, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature plan to continue their push to get rid of flavored e-cigarettes and related vaping products in the new year. As 2020 kicks off, expect many more bills, laws and acts to take place, some of which could have an affect on you and your family. In March, plastic bags will start to phase out across the state. center_img (WBNG) — 2020 is now officially underway, and with it comes new legislation across New York State. Stores like Wegmans will be ridding their shelves and checkout aisles of the single-use bags, choosing paper and reusable bags as the more suitable options to become more eco-friendly. Lawmakers are looking to ban all flavors, with the exceptions being tobacco and menthol. Stay with 12 News throughout the year for coverage regarding these legislative developments. Real IDs will be required by TSA for passengers looking to take to the skies for their travels. Near the tail end of 2019, the state raised the minimum age to buy e-cigarettes and tobacco to 21 years old, hoping the move helps cut down the rising number of children using e-cigarettes. The Real IDs will cost the same amount as a traditional ID if people choose to renew their ID as a Real ID. A separate trip for the Real ID will cost $12.50. The ID will feature a star on the card. last_img read more

When Is Joe Biden’s Inauguration Ceremony?

When Is Joe Biden’s Inauguration Ceremony?

first_imgTraditionally, the group that is seated on the platform includes the president and vice president and their families; the president-elect and vice president-elect and their families; the chief justice and associate justices of the Supreme Court; former presidents; the diplomatic corps; cabinet members and nominees; members of Congress; governors; the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and other guests, according to the joint committee.In 2017, when Mr. Trump was sworn in, his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were in attendance, as were Mr. Trump’s predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle Obama, and former Presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. President George H.W. Bush was unable to attend because of poor health; he died in 2018.How long is the Inaugural Address?- Advertisement – Washington, the nation’s first president, was sworn in on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City.Andrew Jackson’s first inauguration, on March 4, 1829, was the first ceremony to be conducted on the East Portico of the Capitol. The crowds of attendees were so excited that they rushed toward the new president, who then retreated into the Capitol and rode a horse to the White House. Every president since George Washington has delivered the Inaugural Address, which has ranged from 8,445 words to 135 words, according to the committee. During his Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 2017, Mr. Trump spoke for 16 minutes before hundreds of thousands of followers and spectators. In his speech, he vowed to shatter the established order and reverse a national decline that he called “this American carnage.”The next day, Mr. Trump disputed independent estimates of the attendance, saying that up to 1.5 million people had been there, a claim disproved by photographs. Visual estimates of the size of the crowd put it at one-third the size of Mr. Obama’s first inauguration in 2009.Has the event always been in January?No. The ratification of the 20th Amendment in 1933 fixed Jan. 20 as the date. Before that, inaugurations traditionally took place on March 4. Through history, the ceremony has taken place on other dates and in 10 different locations.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 27

Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 27

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Stop wasting time investigating TrumpIt’s about time the Democrats that were voted into office stop wasting taxpayers’ money and start working with our president. Get a life. Leave the president’s family alone. Read my lips, no collusion. What part don’t you understand? Do the job you were voted in for — solving America’s problems and make America proud again. Don’t you think it’s about time you get off your high horse? I pray that God punishes you for not standing up to the baby killers. Democrats want Trump’s tax returns for the past six years. Well maybe he should make them do the same. Why aren’t they investigating the Democrats’ tax returns? The president has a great idea. Send all of the illegal immigrants to the sanctuary cities and start with Pelosi in California. Have free college education only for the children of those serving our country.Another thing: Plastic bags are destroying our oceans and creatures. People should be charged 5 or 10 cents. Or they can bring them back and reuse them. They have reusable bags you can get and keep on using them. Or the stores can supply them with paper bags, which are biodegradable. Stop littering our country. James MaxfieldScotia Headline flipped the intention of reportThe Gazette headline on April 19 reported a masterful example of word engineering. Mr. Mueller, after two years of diligent effort to uncover criminal activity on the part of President Trump, had failed to “clear” him. As if their original mission was to prove him innocent. What happened to our judicial system’s tenet of “presumed innocent until proven guilty?” Ah, revenge is so sweet.Jim NorrisClifton Parkcenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionBeaver problem in Preserve is complexThe beavers in the Woodlawn Preserve have generated concern over the past few weeks. We’ve  heard from beaver supporters from as far away as California and local folks as well. The pond in the Preserve is a municipal retention pond designed in the 1970s to control flooding in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The last few years were very problematic, with the city expending quite a bit of time, effort and money to keep the culvert that drains the pond clear due to increased beaver activity. The state Department of Environmental Conservation was consulted, and its suggestions included breaching the dams on the Rotterdam side of the culvert, trapping to reduce the population, and replacing the current drainage grate with a different type of baffle.The decision to reduce the population was made by the city (not the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve) following recommendations and permits from the DEC. But a new flow-control device isn’t the only solution to the problems the beavers are causing. Trees are a beaver’s food source, and besides chewing down a tree, they also strip it of its bark, resulting in tree death. Solutions include wrapping trees with wire or fencing off areas of trees to prevent them from being targeted by the beavers.Knowing that the beaver population will again increase, the city is continuing to explore more options under the guidance of the DEC, and we will continue to advocate for a different type of flow device to better control the water level.If you really care about the beavers and the Preserve, please join us in our efforts.Janet ChenSchenectadyThe writer is the chair of the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve.last_img read more

Flu ‘bug’ hits Barbados

Flu ‘bug’ hits Barbados

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 86 Views   no discussionscenter_img HealthLifestyle Flu ‘bug’ hits Barbados by: – March 18, 2011 Share by Global News Staff BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Chief Medical Officer, Dr Joy St John is worried about what she described as a unpleasant flu “bug”, which has hit the island and is keeping professionals busy.The Advocate newspaper reported that St John said that the usual seasonal flu has increased in respiratory and gastro-intestinal illnesses.The chief medical officer indicated that “we have put releases out because of the outbreak at the Geriatric Hospital”. She added that lab tests proved that the cause of gastro is mainly norovirus which is self limiting and usually results in a short lived illness.She added that the respiratory virus is particularly “nasty” and indicated that a lot of people have developed bronchitis and pneumonia.However she indicated that there is no need for the public to be alarmed.Source: Caribbean News Now!Photo Credit: lifeinthesecondhalf.blogspot.comlast_img read more

PDA (Yay or Nay?).

PDA (Yay or Nay?).

first_imgLifestyleRelationships PDA (Yay or Nay?). by: – April 15, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 86 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Let’s face it —we see it everywhere we go. At restaurants, at the movies or even at the supermarket.Hugs and smooches with hands in each other’s back pockets while walking (I never understood this move).PDA (Public Displays of Affection) can be shown all kinds of ways. Many couples have pet names for each other or some can’t keep their hands off the other’s body parts.I always wonder what kind of couples display public affection? In the beginning of a new love we’re sitting on cloud nine finding our lovers irresistible to the point where we always want to touch.But does this feeling eventually fade away? Or is it couples that have been together for years that still adore each other so much they want the world to see? I think it’s a little bit of both, but mostly new lovebirds.All lovers aren’t PDA material, for a number of reasons. If the two were more of a reserved item then PDA wouldn’t excite them. I think PDA comes from the chemistry and the actual physical attraction you have for your lover.If you are extremely attracted to each other it’s hard to excuse your hands from touching, grabbing, and caressing your mate, even in public. I love PDA. It shows affection and love within the relationship other than just saying, “I love you” or “I like you a lot.” Actions always speak louder than words.Nevertheless, I’m not saying those couples that do not show PDA are lacking love or affection, they may show it differently. I notice couples when I’m out who are crazy about each other who can’t keep their eyes off the prize.How much is too much PDA? A little peck every now and again doesn’t hurt, but overly making out tends to be a bit trashy and too much for the public eye.By GalTimer Staci CoxYahoo Shinelast_img read more

Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. Donates 100 Cases of Vitamalt to Frontline Health Workers

Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. Donates 100 Cases of Vitamalt to Frontline Health Workers

first_img Share 115 Views   no discussions CoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. Donates 100 Cases of Vitamalt to Frontline Health Workers by: – April 6, 2020 To support Dominica’s health care workers, Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. donated 100 cases of Vitamalt beverage to the Ministry of Health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The company has also committed to donating more product in the coming weeks, as the need arises. Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share From left: Jasmine Hamilton, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd.; Edward Registe, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dominica; Mara St. Rose, Deputy Coordinator of Dominica’s COVID-19 Quarantine Operations; Leticia Wyke, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dominica “Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. is committed to helping our communities in time of need,” said Jasmine Hamilton, Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd. “We hope that these beverages can provide comfort, refreshment and energy to these courageous individuals, who are bravely battling this virus every day.”Vitamalt is a non-alcoholic brewed malt beverage, which was designed as an energy supplement. It has a naturally high B-vitamin content and is made with all-natural ingredients.last_img read more