Grant Elementary celebrates diversity

HomeNewsEducationGrant Elementary celebrates diversity Sep. 19, 2017 at 4:35 pmEducationNewsPublicGrant Elementary celebrates diversityMarina Andalon4 years agoboard of educationgrantGrant Elementary is the home of City of God church. Some neighbors are not pleased. (Photo courtesy SMMUSD) Marina AndalonDaily Press Staff WriterAt the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District, Board of Education meeting on September 13 the Board recognized National Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month.Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be tracked back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America.Officially, National Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 through October 15.Last month, Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati presented his three-prong approach and within that he requested teachers incorporate social justice and diversity within their lesson plans. Grant Elementary Literacy Coach Rachel Mock, and 4th and 5th grade teacher Tara Warren did just that.Grant Elementary staff wanted to not only celebrate student thinking but also wanted to have students examine diversity and social justice through the lesson plans. They support the constant contribution to the district that is made from the Hispanic/Latino community and wanted to show their gratitude.Mock explained, over the past three weeks, 30 students have learned about different Hispanic leaders.“The students learned and observed how to read and understand complex text through two different lenses. Fourth graders looked through the lens of change generates additional change,” said Mock. “While the fifth graders look through the lens of power has the ability to influence.”Both classes read the same biographies but were collecting different data. The objective was that the students would read and learn about social justice, diversity and the struggles and obstacles many Hispanic figures faced. The lens was meant to help students determine what evidence was relevant to share with the BOE.“Not only did the students master the objective and standards, they taught us a thing or two about these figures,” said Mock.Eight students attended the meeting and presented the Board with a brief presentation about their specific Hispanic figure. Students researched and presented information about figures like Ellen Ochoa, first Hispanic woman to ever go into space, Roberto Clemente, baseball player and humanitarian as well as Cesar Chavez, Frida Kahlo and many more.Throughout each presentation the Board seemed to be very impressed with the students and the lesson plan. The teachers were also acknowledged for being creative with the lesson plan and for celebrating Hispanic Heritage [email protected] :board of educationgrantshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMarina Andalonview all postsCrime Watch: carport theives take bikesWellbeing index issues second set of findingsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours ago read more

Citywide – Ed Foundation Wine Auction

first_imgSubmitted by Ann ConkleTags :4th annual Wine AuctionDFH Architects LLCDLR Groupdowntown santa monicaFairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalowssanta monica-malibu education foundationucla medical centershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLos Angeles – Pet Food Shortage at spcaLA SheltersCity Gov’t Explained, Sort OfYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours ago HomeBriefsCitywide – Ed Foundation Wine Auction May. 15, 2019 at 4:45 amBriefsEducationEventsNewsRecreationCitywide – Ed Foundation Wine Auctionnews2 years ago4th annual Wine AuctionDFH Architects LLCDLR Groupdowntown santa monicaFairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalowssanta monica-malibu education foundationucla medical center The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation is hosting its 4th annual Wine Auction on Sunday, May 19 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the event’s sponsor hotel in Santa Monica. The elegant soiree will bring parents and community members together to sip, savor and support important programs for all local public school students.The Wine Auction will feature more than 30 outstanding wine and food tastings from top restaurants and renowned vineyards. Attendees will be able to bid on silent and live auctions of world-class wines and exceptional experiences.The event’s present sponsors are the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows/MSD Capital; Bird; David Yun and the Eighty8 Group; Santa Monica Place, owned by Macerich; The Plaza at Santa Monica; OneWest Bank and Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.Full details about the event are available at smwineauction.org. Tickets for the event range from $150 to $225. The event is sold out but a wait list is available at the event website.The three previous Wine Auctions have raised a combined $659,000 for local public schools. The money raised this year will directly fund arts programs, classroom aides, STEM and student health and wellness programs in Santa Monica public schools next year. Annual donations and Ed Foundation endowments are funding $2.6 million in programs during the current school year. Fundraising for 2019-2020 schoolyear programs will continue through June 30, 2019.Restaurants at the event will include Art’s Table; Blue Plate Oysterette; Border Grill/Socalo; Caffe Luxxe; The Gallery; Guidi Marcello, Ltd; Herringbone Santa Monica; The Independence; Little Fatty/Accomplice Bar; The Lobster; Local Kitchen and Wine Bar; Lunetta; North Italia Santa Monica, Red O, Taste of  Mexico; Sushi Roku; Tiato/An Catering by Crustacean; and Upper West Restaurant.Wine, beer and spirit tastings include The Wine House, Aum Cellars, Beckman Vineyards, Bonaccorsi Wine Company, Crocker and Starr Winery, The Dalmore, Empress 1908 Gin, Fulldraw Vineyard, Law Estate Wines, Maritana Vineyards, Nicolas-Jay, P. Harrell Wines, RAEN Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Sokol Blosser, Uplifter’s Spirits, and Villa Creek Cellars.Many local businesses are sponsoring the event through the Education Foundation’s Corporate Partner program. In addition to the presenting sponsors, they include Cedars-Sinai, FreeAssociates, Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal LLP, Harley Ellis Devereaux/Moore Ruble Yudell Architects, Kilroy, Sir Speedy Santa Monica, Sunnin, UCLA Medical Center, DFH Architects LLC, DLR Group, Downtown Santa Monica, Gelson’s, Khedr Management Company, Jones Hall and Icelandic Glacial.To learn more about the Ed Foundation, visit smedfoundation.org.last_img read more

Police arrest suspect for string of burglaries in Malibu and Calabasas

first_imgABC News(MALIBU, Calif.) —  A man has been arrested in connection with a string of burglaries around Malibu and Calabasas in California.Anthony Rauda, 42, is being held without bail on an active parole violation after officials said they found him armed with a rifle in a steep ravine, matching the description of the suspect in a rash of recent burglaries.The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said yesterday they are working on linking Rauda to five burglaries committed since July, as well as possibly linking him to three similar unsolved burglaries from the past two years. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said each of the burglaries included stolen food items and happened between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Officials released a photo of Rauda being taken into custody, but blurred his face in an effort to “preserve the integrity of the investigation,” saying they may ask witnesses to identify him in the future.A massive search for the suspect began last week after an office in the Santa Monica mountains was burglarized and a witness reported seeing a man with a gun, according to ABC affiliate KABC-TV. “The plan included a coordinated, comprehensive search of a vast area located in the heart of Malibu canyon,” Sheriff McDonnell said.After hours of investigation, deputies say they had a stand off with the suspect until he decided to surrender, and was then taken into custody without incident. Aside from the burglaries, investigators also want to know if Rauda was involved in the murder of Tristan Beaudette who was shot while camping with his two young daughters in Malibu Creek State Park in June. Sheriff McDonnell cautioned that police cannot say for sure if Rauda is linked to the murder, saying that it’s very early in the investigation, and that there is more work to be done. “We’ve got a weapon in custody, ballistics tests will be performed on that among many other scientific tests to be able to tie the individual to crimes or to eliminate him from other crimes,” McDonnell said. The Sheriff’s department said Rauda has a history of weapon violations and burglaries. He added that people in Malibu and Calabasas should remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Closing: Carl Weisbrod

first_imgCarl Weisbrod (Photo by Studio Scrivo)Carl Weisbrod has been a fixture in city government for more than four decades. He joined the administration of New York City Mayor John Lindsay as an attorney with the Department of Relocation in 1970 and was later tapped to spearhead the transformation of Times Square while also serving as executive director of the Department of City Planning. Weisbrod went on to found and lead the city’s Economic Development Corporation in the 1990s, where he secured the U.S. Tennis Association’s 99-year lease in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. He led redevelopment efforts of Downtown Manhattan, before and after Sept. 11,  as the head of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. and created the Alliance for Downtown New York — the city’s largest business improvement district. Weisbrod was summoned to City Planning again in 2014 when Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed him to chair the commission and run the department. After playing a key role in shaping the mayor’s affordable housing program, including the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing initiative, Weisbrod stepped down in 2017. He has since served a brief stint on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and now works as a senior adviser with the real estate consulting firm HR&A Advisors. Weisbrod is also on the board charged with redeveloping Governors Island.Born: October 5, 1944Lives in: Roosevelt Island, ManhattanHometown: Fresh Meadows, QueensFamily: MarriedBefore you entered city government, you worked as an anti-poverty attorney. What was that like? I graduated from law school in the tumultuous — and the only year that I find roughly remotely comparable to 2020 — 1968. It was a year of extraordinary change, obviously, and I really wanted to be a part of it. And so I went to work first in Harlem on 116th Street and Eighth Avenue and then in Mobilization for Youth’s Legal Services. I was mostly suing New York City government all the time and representing squatters who were taking over abandoned buildings in Manhattan Valley and mothers who were living in squalid conditions in West Side hotels. And that had an enormous impact.Was it strange to go from suing the city to working for the city? Well, one of the people I was suing constantly was Amalia Betanzos, who was John Lindsay’s commissioner of relocation. She was a very smart, very strong woman, really one of the true pioneers of the city and one of the real leaders of the Puerto Rican community in New York then. I was constantly suing her. She finally said to me, “Look, if you think you can do any better, come in and try to do it.” And so I did, and I found myself working on emergency housing issues.What role should zoning and city planning play in combating racism? Zoning is one tool in a whole toolbox of planning. But both zoning and planning absolutely should be a big part of this discussion about not only race but poverty and how we address the extraordinary inequality that we have in New York and around the country. What we’ve seen underscored by this pandemic is that it has affected people of color, low-income people, undocumented people, frontline workers — and the neighborhoods in which those various demographic groups are concentrated — in a highly disproportionate fashion. We have to do a lot more.What is the focus of HR&A’s work? We do work really all over the country. We have a very good understanding of both the private sector and how that works and how government can both regulate and oversee the private sector appropriately in the public’s interest. How has your work been affected by the pandemic? Has it shifted some of your priorities? It certainly has shifted our priorities to some extent because we are working now with very needy clients, whether they’re governmental, whether they’re private, whether they’re institutional, whether they’re advocacy organizations. It’s a very challenging time. I’ve been through every single New York City crisis since the mid 1970s, including the city fiscal crisis. By far, this is the most challenging one of them all. Because it’s an economic crisis, it’s a health crisis, and it’s now a criminal justice crisis.You played a key role in the transformation of Times Square and Lower Manhattan, both of which have become business centers in their own right as well as tourist attractions. Will those neighborhoods recover from the pandemic? We don’t go back to what we were before, however much some of us may have liked that, but we go on to better things. In the early 1990s, Lower Manhattan was in distress. It was a one-dimensional neighborhood. It had a commercial vacancy rate of about 25 percent. It didn’t have much in the way of housing. That started changing before 9/11. We introduced housing to Lower Manhattan. We started the idea of creating a mixed-use neighborhood. So will Lower Manhattan and Times Square be more vibrant than ever? When this pandemic is behind us, the answer to that is yes.What were the biggest lessons you learned from the transformation of Times Square? There were those who said, “Oh, it’s going to be sanitized. It’s only going to be for the rich. It’s only going to displace poor people.” You know, that’s not what happens. It became such a populous center that people were saying, “It’s too crowded. … It’s too appealing to people from all over.” I never thought it would become a bastion for elitism. But I think one thing that will happen as we come out of this pandemic, I think this will be the place that will be reclaimed by New Yorkers.Have you been disappointed with the progress of the mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program? Yeah, I mean, I wish we’d seen more. It was clear that most community boards, even though they all support affordable housing in theory, voted against it. Some voted against it because they thought it didn’t go far enough. Some voted against it because they thought it went too far. But as I‘ve said several times, there are neighborhoods that don’t want poor people moving in. There are other neighborhoods that don’t want rich people moving in. And there are many neighborhoods that don’t want anybody moving in. Hopefully, communities will see the light and how critical housing is to the future of the city — particularly affordable housing.You live on Roosevelt Island. Do you still own an apartment in Miami? Yes, I have an apartment in South Beach. How often do you go there? You know, not as often as I would like. We made a decision at the outset of this pandemic that we wanted to stay in New York, and we’ve been in New York throughout then — pretty much on Roosevelt Island for months. I left my last stint in city government with the expectation that we would go to South Beach a lot during the wintertime, at least. But that never materialized. I’ve just been too busy.You grew up in Queens and the Bronx, right? Well, I grew up in Queens. I was born in the Bronx. I guess I was technically born in a Manhattan hospital, but my parents took me home to the Bronx Parkchester, where we lived. Then when I was about five, we moved to Queens, to Fresh Meadows. And that’s where I grew up, really.What did your parents do? My father was a paper salesman with a company on the Lower East Side on Ludlow Street. And my mother was a bank teller at the Chase Manhattan Bank.Do you feel like you were influenced by your neighborhood? I went to college at 16 in 1961, at the beginning of the social and political revolutions in the country. I arrived at both an impressionable age and at the beginning of what was a dramatic transformation in America. And that really became the foundation for almost everything I value today.My political awakening certainly was John F. Kennedy getting elected president, and still to this day, I have this extraordinary, vivid memory of Kennedy going through a motorcade in Queens in the fall of 1960. He was driving by, and I saw him in person behind the window in his car, shocked because I had never seen him in color, shocked that he was so tanned. I was still a senior in high school, and two or three blocks from Jamaica High School a few weeks later, Richard Nixon gave a small rally on a rainy day that was pretty tepid, pretty pathetic. And then I knew that Kennedy was going to be elected. Why did you go to school at such a young age? I skipped a grade or two. I thought at the time that it was great to get somewhere fast. I’m not sure it was such a good idea in hindsight. I think I was too young to start at college. But so be it. I survived.Did you feel out of place socially? Yeah, I went to Cornell. I was 16 years old. The freshmen women were hardly interested in me. So, it wasn’t until I became a sophomore that there was any hope of getting at least a date.Did you start out majoring in labor relations or did you find that once you got to Cornell? I started out doing it. I had to work my way through school for the most part. It was at a time when labor relations was, frankly, a much more dynamic field than it is today, and much of the labor force in this country was organized. And to this day, I have a very high regard for the labor movement. I think one of the reasons that the middle class has since fallen behind is because the private sector labor movement has really been diminished.What jobs did you take to work your way through school? I mostly worked as a waiter in a sorority house. That was another way to actually end up having dates.How did you and your wife meet? We were fixed up through a mutual friend.Where was the first date, if you don’t mind me asking? We met for lunch at a restaurant that is no longer in existence in Union Square. That was in 1977. I remember the date precisely, mainly because it was the anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. And we started living together shortly thereafter, and then got married in January 1979.What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work? I like to play golf, but I also like to go on an annual Outward Bound trip that was originally organized by Arthur Levitt and John Whitehead. I’ve been doing that for 25 years, and I have to say that I’ve seen parts of the country and the world in a way that I feel so fortunate to have seen.What was the most memorable moment? I think the most memorable thing was my first trip, which was in the mid 1990s, when John Whitehead was then in his mid 60s, and we climbed Mount Powell in Colorado. It was a gruesome and very difficult climb. To see John Whitehead, who had, in addition to being the former chair of Goldman Sachs, had landed in the first wave at both D-Day and Iwo Jima, climb that mountain was really inspirational because it was hard for me, and I was 30 years younger. What do you want your legacy to be? What happens over the years is that you end up mentoring so many smart younger people — sometimes people my own age — but mostly people who become the leaders of the future and are sprinkled now throughout New York City government. That’s really my legacy. I know that they’re going to be the next generation, and I feel pretty confident that the city will be in good hands.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.last_img read more

Bob Weir, Willie Nelson, David Byrne, Hundreds More Artists Sign Letter To Congress Seeking Independent Venue Aid

first_imgHundreds of artists have signed an open letter to Congress requesting federal aid for ailing independent music venues as the live event hiatus continues due to COVID-19. The new push from artists joins the ongoing efforts of the National Independent Venue Association, a coalition of independent venues and promoters that’s been lobbying the federal government for financial assistance since forming in April.As the letter explains, “Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 90% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.”The open letter was co-signed by hundreds of entertainers including Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Jimmy Buffett, Lady Gaga, Gary Clark Jr., Coldplay, Neil Young, Kacey Musgraves, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Brittany Howard, Billy Joel, André 3000, Brandi Carlile, St. Vincent, Earth Wind & Fire, Justin Vernon, Cher, David Byrne, Norah Jones, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton, Josh Homme, Carole King, Aaron Neville, Leon Bridges, Kamasi Washington, Wyclef Jean, Joan Baez, Trent Reznor, Graham Nash, Jack Black, Billy Porter, John Mayer, The Lumineers, Bob Weir, Jason Isbell, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Ilana Glazer, Carly Simon, Damian Marley, Michael Franti, Drive-By Truckers, Beck, Kim Gordon, Eric Andre, Flatbush Zombies, Jon Hamm, Mickey Hart, and many more.The NIVA mission statement notes, “These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels, and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.”You can read the full open letter to Congress from artists and check out a full list of co-signees below:Artists’ Letter To CongressJune 18, 2020We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 90% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages. Artist Co-Signees – Full ListAdam ConoverAdam Lee MillerAdelineAdolescentsAfterlifeThe AgonistAhmed GallabAidan AlexanderAlabama ShakesAlan ParsonsAlex GreenwaldAlex HallAlex MaliAlexa MansourAlgebra BlessettAlice CooperAlison Mosshart (The Kills)Alison WonderlandThe AlmostAlpha WolfAlter BridgeAmanda Anne PlattThe Amazing KreskinAminéThe AmoursAmy SchumerAna PopovićAndre BenjaminAndrea RicciAndrew KyneAndrew LaubacherAndrew Savage (Parquet CourtsAndy CabicAngela JohnsonAngelica GarciaAnna St. LouisAnnie HartThe AquabatsArmand MajidiARTHURArthur MoonAsh CostelloAshlee SimpsonAugust Burns RedAyron JonesBAILENThe Ballroom ThievesDack JanielsDamian MarleyThe DamnedDan SmithDan Whitney (Larry the Cable Guy)Dance Gavin DanceDaniel NorgrenDaniela BojorgesDarius KoskiDarkest HourDarlingsideDaryl Hall (Hall & Oates)Dave AlvinDave Grohl (Foo Fighters)Dave MasonDavid Byrne (Talking Heads)David CopperfieldDavid CrosbyDavid GrayDavid LettermanDavid Ryan HarrisDavid WestDean WarehamThe Dear HunterDeb NeverDebi NovaDeep Sea DiverDeer TickDehdDemon HunterDeon ColeDermot KennedyDerrick DonaldsonDeva MahalThe Devil Wears PradaDIIVDinosaur Pile-UpDJ Beauty and the BeatzDon McLeanDonnell RawlingsDonnie ShawDoug BensonDoyle Bramhall IIDragged UnderDrive-By TruckersDrug ChurchDuane LauginigerJeff TweedyJeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers)Jerry SeinfeldJesse MalinJesse McCartneyJessie MuellerJessy WilsonJewelJim AdkinsJimbo MathusJimi PrimeTime SmithJimmy BuffettJimmy Eat WorldJoan BaezJoe HottingerJohn BonnelJohn Cafferty & the Beaver Brown BandJohn JorgensonJohn LeeJohn MayerJohn MellencampJohn P. HammondJohn Paul WhiteJohnny SimonJoJo BentonJon GabrusJon HammJon MohrJonah SwilleyJonathan KirchnerJoni MitchellJordan KlepperJoseph EscalanteJoseph Lally (Fugazi)Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)Josh RouseJosh SmithJulien ChangJuly TalkJune Diane RaphaelJustin Vernon (Bon Iver)Kacey MusgravesKaki KingKalbellsKamasi WashingtonMichael Ian BlackMichael Martin MurpheyMichael SeyerMichael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)Michaela AnneMickey Hart (Grateful Dead)MijaMIKEMike CooleyMike KrolMike MattisonMike Patton (Faith No More)MILKKMinistryMipsoMiranda LambertMisery SignalsMiss May IMiss TessMisterwivesMitskiMoaningMolly Hamilton (Widowspeak)Moon TaxiMoon ToothMotionless In WhiteMovementsMr. BungleMundy’s BayNahkoNatalie PortmanNate Mendel (Foo Fighters)Negative GeminiNeil YoungNew Years DayNicola KuperusNight BirdsNight MovesNo AgeNoah GundersonNorah JonesNorth Mississippi AllstarsNothing Leftnothing, nowhere.NOTSO.A.R.Scott MulvahillSean Eden (Luna)Seth WalkerSevendustSharon Van EttenSharp 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BladeBrandi CarlileBreakup ShoesBrett DennenBrian OwensBritt Daniel (Spoon)Brittany AnjouBrittany Howard (Alabama Shakes)Britton WalkerBroadsideBroken Social SceneBrothers OsborneThe Cadillac ThreeCahalen MorrisonDuckwrthDuncan ShiekDylan Slocum (Spanish Love Songs)The Early NovemberEarth, Wind, and FireEclair FifiEdie BrickellEilen JewellEli MaimanElizabeth PentaEllie GoodmanEmancipatorEmmureEnda ScahillEntheosEric AndreEric RobersonEvan RossEve 6ExodusThe FaimFastballFaye WebsterFayucaFit For A KingFlatbush ZombiesThe Flesh EatersFlying BuffaloesThe FormatFoster The PeopleFoxingFrank TurnerFrank VicarioFrankie CosmosFreddy Cricien (Madball)Frederic YonnetFree ThrowFRENSHIPThe FrightsFu ManchuFur CoatGang Gang DanceGareth EmeryGary Clark, Jr.GatecreeperGentle TemperGeorge ClantonKaren O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)KassianKatey SagalKathryn Crutchfield (Waxahatchee)KayeKelly ZutrauKelow LaTeshaKendollKenny Wayne ShepherdKeshaKevin PhillipsKevin RossKevin SecondsKhemmisKill The LightsKim GordonKingsmenKitchen DwellersKublai Khan TXKurt VileKvelertakLa Santa CeciliaLady GagaLance Hoppen (Orleans)LATENIGHTJIGGYLaura VeirsLauren ZettlerLee GreenwoodLee James (Lee Ving)Lee Roy ParnellLeft AloneLennon StellaLeslie MendelsonLifetimeLike Moths To FlamesLimbeckLindsay EllLisa LampanelliLizzy CaplanLocate S,1LogicLorrie MorganLos LobosLos Nuevos BajosLos StraitjacketsLouis Freese (B Real)LucatiODESZAOh LandOK GoThe Old Firm CasualsOliver FrancisOshima BrothersOteil BurbridgeOughtOver the RhineOzzy OsbournePaint It BlackPalaye RoyalePalehoundParker MillsapParquet CourtsParty FavorPascal StevensonPat BoonePat Smear (Foo Fighters)Pat TraversPatrick BriggsPatrick Carney (Black Keys)Patrick GlynnPatterson HoodPatti SmithPatton OswaltPatty GriffinPaul CebarPaul KostabiPayton SmithPete KollerPete YornPhilip GlassPhillip PhillipsThe PicturebooksPigeon KingsPigeons Playing Ping PongPinegrovePlain White T’sPlayboy ManbabyPom Pom SquadPortugal The ManPower TripPropagandhiQueensrÿcheRa Ra 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Black Thought Details New Supergroup Dopamine Ft. DJ Premier, Elvis Costello, Nathaniel Rateliff, More [Watch]

first_imgFounding The Roots MC Black Thought recently called into the Crate 808 Hip Hop Podcast to discuss his various upcoming projects, including a genre-spanning supergroup tentatively dubbed Dopamine, set to feature himself alongside DJ Premier, Elvis Costello, Nathaniel Rateliff, T Bone Burnett, and Cassandra Wilson.Related: Common, Black Thought Perform “Say Peace” With PJ On ‘Fallon’ [Watch]After shooting the breeze with host Kam Thandi and chatting about his new Streams of Thought Vol. 3, collabs with Common, Killer Mike, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Portugal. The Man, and more, and his upcoming collaborative albums with Danger Mouse and Q-Tip, Thought—real name Tariq Trotter—revealed some details about the new supergroup.As Black Thought explained toward the end of the hour-long interview, “[DJ Premier] and I formed sort of a supergroup with T Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello and Cassandra Wilson, just a really sort of unusual, motley crew of sorts. We’ve been recording this project that’s tentatively called Dopamine. It’s helmed by T Bone Burnett. … It’s weird how the songs sort of come to be, but we come up with some stuff that’s essentially live instrumentation, and Premier is right there and he sort of takes it and chops it up, and we’ve been working in that capacity. I’ve got lots of stuff that Premier and I have recorded in the past year or so.”Watch the full Black Thought episode of The Crate 808 Hip Hop Podcast featuring the clip about the Dopamine supergroup below:Black Thought Interview – The Crate 808 Hip Hop Podcast[Video: The Crate 808 Hip Hop Podcast][H/T Okayplayer]last_img read more

Week 7 football predictions: SM East faces a test on the road

first_imgThe Lancers entered the field at Rockhurst for the first time since 1982.Shawnee Mission East (5-1) at Lawrence (5-1)This is by far, without question, the best matchup in the state. The Lancers and Chesty Lions come in tied for the Sunflower League lead at 5-0 with their lone losses coming in Week 3 to teams on the other side of the state line. SME fell to Rockhurst, 26-20, while Lee’s Summit West held Lawrence to a touchdown in its 28-7 win. These two teams didn’t meet last year and Lawrence ended up winning the league because it defeated Olathe North, while East fell. Both offenses can put up points and both defenses can shut it down. Something will have to give. East scores 50.1 points per game while allowing only allowing 14.2 points. Lawrence, in contrast, scores 38 points per game while allowing 17.3 per contest.Register to continuelast_img read more

Being lied to by your parents in childhood predicts social challenges in adulthood

first_imgShare on Facebook Share Pinterest The researchers surveyed 379 Singaporean young adults regarding their childhood exposure to parenting by lying, their current deceptive behaviors toward their parents, and their general social and psychological functioning.The participants were asked to recall if their parents told them lies that related to eating; leaving and/or staying; children’s misbehaviour; and spending money. Some examples of such lies are “If you don’t come with me now, I will leave you here by yourself” and “I did not bring money with me today, we can come back another day”.Participants who reported being lied to more as children were more likely to report lying to their parents in adulthood. They also said they faced greater difficulty in meeting psychological and social challenges.The researchers also found that being lied to by parents was associated with adjustment difficulties such as disruptiveness, conduct problems, experience of guilt and shame, as well as selfishness and manipulative traits.“Being lied to in childhood predicts lying to parents and social challenges in adulthood. The lies we studied were parental lies told to manipulate children’s emotions or behavior. The implication of the study is that parents should consider lying less to their children,” Setoh told PsyPost.“Parents can consider alternatives to lying. As parents, we aim to build a trusting and positive relationship with our children. We can do this by acknowledging children’s feelings, and providing them accurate information so that they can problem solve on their own. This aids the development of their reasoning skills and emotion regulation.”The findings are in line with a previous study, which also found that parenting by lying was associated with negative outcomes later in life.Some limitations of both studies, however, include the fact that the data are correlational and based on self-reports.“A major caveat of the study is that it depended on young adults reporting on their childhood memories. The causal pathways are unknown – does lying to parents cause psychosocial problems, or do psychosocial problems cause lying to parents? Another caveat is that we relied on young adults’ reporting,” Setoh explained.“Future studies can be longitudinal to follow children as they grow so that we can determine causal relationships between the variables of interest over time. Finally, the young adults were the only ones surveyed, and future studies can utilize multiple respondents, such as parents reporting on the lies they tell their children, and parents, teachers, and friends reporting on the children’s psychosocial adjustment.”The study, “Parenting by lying in childhood is associated with negative developmental outcomes in adulthood“, was authored by Peipei Setoh, Siqi Zhao, Rachel Santos, Gail D. Heyman, and Kang Lee. LinkedIncenter_img Email Childhood experiences of being lied to by parents is associated with maladjustments in adulthood, according to new research that was published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.The findings suggest that parents may be unknowingly teaching their children that dishonesty is an acceptable means to an end when they tell lies such as “we do not have enough money to buy that toy.”“I’m interested in this topic because lying to children is a common parenting practice, yet we do not know if it has good or bad outcomes for children,” explained study author Peipei Setoh, an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University and director of the Early Cognition Lab. Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Linde partners with 3D Medlab

first_imgIn collaboration with additive manufacture 3D Medlab the joint project is the first-of-its-kind and represents a milestone in the field of orthopedic device development.Multifaceted, latticed components aim to mimic human body parts and can better assimilate into the patient’s own bone and tissue structure, leading to fewer rejections and quicker healing times.Additive manufacturing can optimise production of such components ensuring high-quality repeatability of the process and requiring less post-print finishing. However, the atmosphere in the printing chamber needs to be optimal and reproducible.Atmospheric gases play a fundamental role in the printing process and any impurities that remain in the chamber, even once purged, can have a detrimental effect on the part being manufactured.Additionally, fumes created during the production process can remain on the part, requiring post-production cleaning.Even extremely small variations in oxygen content can impair the mechanical or chemical properties of metals sensitive to oxygen – such as titanium and aluminum alloys – and can affect the composition of the end product.For the Linde/3D Medlab research trials, the titanium alloy in question is Ti-6AI-4V. “As a customer at the forefront of medical device manufacturing, anything less than optimal product outcomes is critically important to avoid, so it is testament to our gases expertise and know-how that we have been selected to partner in this endeavor,” said Pierre Forêt, Senior Expert Manufacturing at Linde.The atmospheric trials involve a new helium/argon gas mixture created especially by Linde for the project to make the process smoother and cleaner, along with use of Linde’s ADDvance O2 precision, a first-of-a-kind oxygen measuring and analysis technology to ensure the optimal mix of gases within the print chamber. Along with the new gas mixture, ADDvance O2 precision will give 3D Medlab precise, granular control over the oxygen concentration and humidity levels in the print chamber.last_img read more

New Control Technology for LTE and Wi-Fi Doubles Communication Speed

first_imgFujitsu Laboratories set up a Wi-Fi access point in a communication area covered by a telecom carrier’s LTE network, then placed multiple devices in the area covered by the Wi-Fi access point and measured their communication speeds, both when using existing technology, as in Figure 1, and when using the newly developed connection control technology. Measurements were taken while varying the placement of the devices, and it was confirmed that the new technology could, on average, double communications speed, compared with existing connection control technology.With this technology, services that require high communication speeds, such as streaming video, can be used even more easily in Wi-Fi service areas.Fujitsu Laboratories aims to conduct even larger-scale field trials using this technology to improve its stability, with the goal of commercializing it in fiscal 2018. They also intend to move forward on expanding functions to enable selection of radio access technologies for 5G, aiming for application from fiscal 2020 onwards. The Fujitsu connection control technology requires the install of a dedicated application on a device that communicates with the connection control function on the control server, which then predicts the impact on communication speeds if multiple devices changed their connection at the same time. It then automatically sets communications routes for multiple devices in a given Wi-Fi service area all at once based on that prediction .Features of the technology are as follows.1. Technology that estimates the volume of usable wireless resourcesWith this technology, by installing a dedicated application on a device, the server can control each device, but because devices without the application are also using Wi-Fi and LTE wireless resources, the amount of wireless resources available to controlled devices can change. Therefore, the dedicated application installed on the controlled device first collects information on current communication speeds and wireless quality, and notifies the connection control function on the control server. The connection control function then calculates the communication speed if there were sufficient usable wireless resources from the wireless quality information, and by comparing this with the actual communication speed, estimates the volume of usable wireless resources. This then enables connection control that responds to the situation in that location.2. Wireless communication route optimization technologyWith the connection control function, this technology calculates the predicted communication speed for each controlled device in a Wi-Fi service area using information about the volume of wireless resources that can be used and wireless quality information from controlled devices for each routing pattern, whether each controlled device uses Wi-Fi or LTE for its communication route. Using these results, it chooses the distribution pattern of communication routes that maximizes overall communication speed in the area, and then the connection control function on the control server notifies the dedicated application on each device that corresponds to that pattern, and then carries out switching of the communication route. Fujitsu Laboratories has announced the development of connection control technology for LTE and Wi-Fi to boost communication speed in areas with Wi-Fi.When devices doing high-load communications tasks, such as streaming videos, are concentrated on a single Wi-Fi access point, deterioration in communications speed for each of these devices is a problem. So far, devices have been equipped with technology to enable them to choose a communications route to mitigate communication speed deterioration, such as connecting to LTE instead of Wi-Fi when the Wi-Fi’s communication quality is poor. However, as each device determines its communications route independently, without considering the impact on other devices, this can cause overall communications speed to decrease.Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a connection control technology that uses a cloud-based connection control ability to predict communications speed when multiple devices change their connection at the same time, and can automatically set communication routes for multiple devices on the same Wi-Fi access point all at once based on that prediction.They carried out performance evaluations of this technology by changing the distribution of devices using a telecommunications carrier’s LTE network, and it was confirmed that this technology can increase communications speed by about a factor of two, on average, when compared with previously used technology. With this technology, mobile users can even more easily make use of services that require high communications speeds, such as videos.In recent years, with the spread of smartphones and tablets, there has been an increase in high-load traffic, such as videos. In addition, Wi-Fi is being expanded, and it is expected that, with the further expansion of areas in which it is possible to use Wi-Fi in the future, users will have more opportunities to enjoy watching videos and using other services while out and about. Current technology allows a large number of users to connect to public Wi-Fi, however, when users who are watching videos or using other high-load communications are concentrated around a single access point, the communications speed can drop, causing situations in which videos stop playing. There is a demand for technology that can avoid this type of situation, without stress on users.Technology OverviewAt the moment, several technologies have been applied as methods of improving communications speed for Wi-Fi users, such as a technology that limits reductions in communications speed by having the device autonomously change to connect to LTE, and technologies that limit the number of users that can connect to a Wi-Fi access point. With existing technologies in which each device determines its communications route based on communications quality without considering its impact on other devices, situations could arise that reduce overall communications speed, as when Wi-Fi is chosen even when users doing high-load communications are concentrated around a Wi-Fi access point, or when LTE is chosen even in situations where there are not many users who can use Wi-Fi.last_img read more