This weekend marked the annual Frendly Gathering, bringing a number of great artists to the Windham, VT area for three great days of music. Among the many top-tier perfomers were festival headliners Twiddle and Big Gigantic, who each brought their unique blend of sonic fusion to the festival’s main stage. Of course, with such a frendly gathering, it’s no surprise that the bands joined forces at the immersive festival.Thanks to Frendly Productions, we can share this video of Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis sitting in with Big Gigantic during their headlining set. Watch the jam magic, below.
Recently, the news broke of a new music cruise that will be joining an already competitive field. The FriendShip music cruise is the brainchild of Gary Richards (also known as Destructo), who also founded Holy Ship!, and will be presented by AMFAMFAMF, a new platform of LiveStyle. Famously, Richards left the promotion company he founded, HARD Events, last year to join on with LiveStyle, formerly known as SFX Entertainment.Friendship will take place from Tuesday, December 11th, to Saturday, December 15th, on the Celebrity Equinox. During the four-night cruise, Friendship will make its way from the port of Miami to Coco Bay, Bahamas, where it will make pit stops at two exclusive parties on private islands.As Gary Richards noted of FriendShip:There is a place where my friends and I go and we do fun things. The kind of fun things that build everlasting memories that I could never put a price on and I absolutely never could because these times are priceless and irreplaceable. At the end when I look back and reminisce about these times I had and the experiences that molded me and watered me enough to grow, I’ll think about all the friends I’ve made along the way and how I am a part of their story and they are more than all my friends. They are all my family. That is FRIENDSHIP.Fans can begin registering for tickets on the cruise’s website, with the lineup to be announced in future months.[H/T Variety; Photo: Josh Timmermans]
On Monday, Rolling Loud Miami announced a 2019 lineup that’s packed to the brim with some of modern hip-hop’s biggest names. This year’s Miami edition of Rolling Loud, set to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on May 10th, 11th, and 12th, will feature headlining performances from Migos (Friday), Travis Scott (Saturday), and Kid Cudi (Sunday).The hip-hop star power on the 2019 Rolling Loud Miami lineup extends far beyond the headliners, as acts like Cardi B, Rae Sremmurd, Rick Ross, YG, Juice World, Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Rich The Kid, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Lil Baby, Sheck Wes, Gunna, Soulja Boy, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, Tyga, Kevin Gates, Lil Skies, and many more are set to perform throughout the weekend.Sunday’s lineup features some of the most buzz-worthy bookings of the weekend, including a set from Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y in which they’ll perform their highly anticipated joint album, 2009, a performance by Beast Coast (featuring Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies), and a set by DMX, who was released from prison just last week after carrying out a year-long sentence for tax evasion charges. Also of note, Lil Uzi Vert was scheduled to perform on January 27th at the Australian edition of Rolling Loud, but quietly cancelled his appearance at the last minute.You can check out the full lineup for Rolling Loud Miami 2019 below, and head to the event website for more information.
US Army Awards General Dynamics Contract for Biological Detection System Production and SupportCHARLOTTE, N.C. – The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products a contract option, worth approximately $43 million, to produce and test Joint Biological Point Detection Systems (JBPDS). The contract terms also include field support packages and user training for the technology. This award is a modification of a 2004 contract and brings the total value to date to more than $200 million. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).Work will be performed at General Dynamics’ Charlotte, N.C., detection and protection production facility, which provides development, manufacturing and integration of advanced biological and chemical agent detection systems. The JBPDS is a self-contained instrument suite that rapidly detects and identifies biological warfare agents. Available in man-portable, shelter-based, ship-based and trailer-mounted variants, the JBPDS is a Joint Services program and is configured to meet the operational requirements of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.According to Bill Gural, vice president and general manager of detection systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, “The Joint Biological Point Detection System provides our customers with an advanced level of protection. The system is based on a robust bio-detection instrument suite that is fully functional in any operational environment. The system provides automatic detection and identification of airborne biological agents at very low levels, triggers local and remote warning systems, and communicates threat information over standard communication systems. We’re proud to be on the leading edge of innovations to protect our country from evolving threats and look forward to continuing our work with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center.”General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., with a plant in Burlington, employs approximately 83,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com(link is external).
The State Board of Education elected officers at its March 17 meeting, the Department of Education announced today. Tom James of Essex was re-elected Board chair, and Ruth Stokes of Williston was re-elected vice-chair.James was appointed to the Board by Governor Douglas in February 2005 after filling an unexpired term. A retired IBM executive, James has served as a member of the Essex Planning Commission, the Essex Town School Board, the Essex Town Selectboard and the Essex Rotary. His State Board term will end in 2011.Stokes has been a Board member since 2005. Since 1999, she has been the Executive Director of the Vermont Student Opportunity Scholarship Fund (VTSOS). Previously, she served as a state representative for Williston and Richmond, from 1989 to 1992. In addition, Stokes was a member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1995, serving the last two years as chair. She served as a member of her town s school board from 1975 to 1987, serving the last six years as chair. Stokes has also served on the executive board of the Vermont School Boards Association, and has taught high school science. Her State Board term will end in 2011.In addition, three new members, who were appointed by Governor Douglas to the State Board of Education earlier this month, participated in their first meeting. Judith Livingston of Manchester, John Hall of West Danville and Don Collins of Swanton filled three vacant appointments on the Board. Further information will be available in a later release.
Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Donald Wayne Reid, who formerly practiced in Alachua County and now resides in Bronson, Michigan, has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Reid’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact James A.G. Davey, Jr., Bar Counsel, at (850) 561-5789.Judge Angel reprimanded for campaigning violations A judge who attended and spoke at partisan political events to which his opponent was not invited will be publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court.The Judicial Qualifications Commission had charged Fifth Circuit Judge Carven D. Angel with 13 counts of attending partisan political events to which his opponent was not invited, speaking at some of those events or having family members speak, and revealing his party affiliation at campaign events.All of the events occurred during the judge’s 2002 campaign. The JQC noted the actions violated F.S. §§105.071(1) and (3) and three provisions of Canon 7 of the Code of Judicial Conduct. The law prohibits a judicial candidate from participating in any partisan activity except voting or publicly representing himself or herself as a member of a political party.The canons prohibit a judicial candidate from partisan political activities except he or she may attend a function to discuss the improvement of law or the administration of justice, and if the judge’s opponents have also been invited to attend or speak. The canon also prohibits a judicial candidate from having any employee under his control or a family member do indirectly what the candidate would be prohibited from doing, such as speaking at a partisan gathering.In his reply, Judge Angel stipulated to seven of the 13 charges, and the JQC recommended a public reprimand.The Supreme Court agreed, finding evidence was clear and convincing that Judge Angel violated the laws and canons.“Certainly, in very egregious cases, where a judge’s misconduct included implications that he or she would make partisan decisions on the bench, the JQC has recommended a substantial fine in addition to a public reprimand and even removal. . . , ” the court said in its per curiam opinion. “Based on the stipulated facts in the instant action, the JQC recommended only that Judge Angel be publicly reprimanded for his misconduct. We accept the JQC’s recommendation of a public reprimand for Judge Angel, which is consistent with governing precedent with regard to the appropriate sanction for this type of judicial misconduct.”The court did not set a date for the reprimand, which will be administered before the court.Ruling came February 19, in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, Re: Carven D. Angel, case no. SC03-833.Proposed Evidence Code amendments The Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court its regular-cycle report concerning recent legislative changes to the Florida Evidence Code. Specifically, the committee recommends that the Court adopt chapters 2002-22, §18 (amending §90.6063, Interpreter services for deaf persons); 2002-246, §1 (amending §90.5035, Sexual assault counselor-victim privilege); 2003-259, §1(amending §90.104, Rulings on evidence); 2003-259, §2 (amending 90.803, Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial); and 2003-259, §3 (amending 90.902, Self-authentication), Laws of Florida. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s recommendations, a summary of which is provided below. The proposals are reproduced in full online at www.flcourts.org/sct/sctdocs/proposed.html. An original and nine copies of all comments must be filed with the Court on or before April 15, 2004, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on the committee chair, Michael P. Dickey, Barron & Redding, P.O. Box 2467, Panama City, Florida 32402-2467, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument scheduled in this case for June. All comments must be filed in paper format and in WordPerfect 5.1 (or higher) format on a DOS formatted 3-1/2 inch diskette. IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA EVIDENCE CODE, CASE NO. 04-103.YLD seeks award nominations March 15, 2004 Notices March 15, 2004 Regular News Stetson University is seeking nominations for the 2004 Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Public Service Award.The award will be presented at the law school’s spring graduation events. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 29.“Wm. Reece Smith has dedicated his professional career to public service and access to justice, and this award in his honor recognizes individuals who have given their time and talents to help others and to improve their communities and the justice system,” said Dean Darby Dickerson.Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., the award’s namesake and its first recipient, is the past president of the American, International,and Florida bar associations. His relationship with Stetson Law began in the 1950s, and he has taught as a distinguished professorial lec.Nominations should be sent to Dean Darby Dickerson, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.JNC applications being accepted The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies for nominations to be submitted to Governor Bush on or before June 3: Judicial Nominating Commissions: One lawyer vacancy for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each vacancy to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Applications must be completed for each vacancy you are applying for and must be received by mail or fax, (850) 561-5826, no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 19.Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The committees will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 by the March 19 deadline.Board of Bar Examiners, Commission on Professionalism appointments available The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May 28 meeting: Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy : Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 28, 2004, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2009.Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members volunteer 300 or more hours per year on Board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed. Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism : Five lawyers to serve on this 23-member commission for four-year terms commencing July 1. The commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation of programs promoting the ideals and goals of professionalism, oversees the development of judicial professionalism programs and the teaching of professionalism in law schools. In addition, it establishes the policies of the Bar’s Center for Professionalism and acts as the center’s governing board.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the applications from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Thursday, April 8. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.Ninth Circuit YLD seat available Reid petitions for Bar reinstatement The Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for its seven major awards: The Diversity Award, which recognizes a person and/or entity that demonstrates the highest morality and respect for all persons and diversity, for efforts and allegiance to creating diversity, and promoting a more diverse workplace. Along with the award, the YLD will make a monetary donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. The Michael K. Reese Quality of Life Award, which recognizes a person and/or entity that, through humanitarian respect, advances balance and fulfillment in lawyers’ lives by redefining current work habits and schedules to provide more flexibility and a more meaningful existence. The YLD will make a monetary donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. The Outstanding Jurist Award, given to a judge with an excellent reputation for sound judicial decisions and an unblemished record of integrity as a lawyer and judge and who demonstrates concern for and willingness to assist young lawyers and respects their abilities. The Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, given to a young lawyer who is not a member of the Bar YLD Board of Governors, who has worked most diligently in the past year in Bar activities and/or law-related public activities and who has an excellent reputation for legal abilities and integrity. Most Outstanding Public Service Project by a young lawyers group. The project must serve the public and community, enhance the relationship of young lawyers to the public and community, and be innovative. Most Outstanding Member Service Project by a young lawyers group. The project should internally serve young lawyers, provide for membership enrichment, and be innovative. Outstanding Florida Young Lawyer Affiliate of the Year Award which recognizes a young lawyer affiliate in the state of Florida for excellence in public service, member service, and creative use of resources. See www.flayld.org for the application for this award.For more information about the awards contact Austin Newberry, YLD administrator, at (850) 561-5624 or Board member Courtney Grimm at (904) 353-0211. Nominations for the awards should be sent to Austin Newberry at The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than May 1. With the election of Jamie Billotte Moses as president-elect designate of the Young Lawyers Division, her former seat on the YLD Board of Governors — Ninth Circuit, Seat 2 — will be vacant as of June 25.Anyone interested in being considered for an appointment to this seat for the remaining year of Moses’ term should send a letter of interest and a brief resume to Austin Newberry, YLD Administrator,The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, no later than April 20. Smith Award nominations sought
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Paris: Paris St Germain’s (PSG) Brazilian star Neymar has said that he has no intention of leaving the French side any time soon. Neymar was the subject of a long drawn transfer saga involving his former club Barcelona in the summer.While the transfer never quite went through, Neymar’s alleged desire to leave PSG for Barcelona left a sour taste for the fans. He is now working his way back into the team after a long period on the sidelines due to injury and slowly getting the fans back on his side. In an interview with France Football, he said that he has no intention of leaving PSG.“Why would you want to leave here?” he was quoted as saying by France Football.“I still have two years on my contract, the team is continuing to progress. We have to stay focused on this season to do things well and win as many titles as possible,” he added.With PSG sitting on top of the Ligue 1 table with 42 points, seven points ahead of second-placed Marseille, it could be another one-horse race in the French top flight and Neymar said that the club’s target this season is to win the UEFA Champions League.“This season, the goal is the Champions League. My priority is PSG, with maximum involvement each week. The goal is to always win the next game. In every game, we have to fight for the club. That’s how I see it,” he expressed.Neymar had also been the subject of a rape allegation this year. While the accuser has since been charged with fraud and the case has been dropped, Neymar feels that all this has led to him being misrepresented in the media.“Not many people know the real Neymar. My parents and friends only. What people see is something completely different. And in the end, they see very little. The real Neymar is very peaceful, very happy. He is somebody who enjoys being with family and friends. I like to enjoy, to savor all the moments of life with everyone,” he said.“I never play to be number one. I just play because I love football. Playing football makes me feel happy. And every time I’m on the pitch, I give 100 percent,” Neymar added. IANSAlso Read: Messi Accuses Some of his Club Members Who don’t Want Neymar Back Also Watch: Protest against CAA-2019 is on, Several protesters join AASU in Tinsukia
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2 Cornerback Brandon Reddish and defensive end Robert Welsh suffered lower-body injuries and missed the second half of Syracuse’s 52-17 win over Tulane on Saturday.Head coach Scott Shafer said he didn’t have an update on the two injured players after the game, but that he expects to soon.“We’re going to find out pretty soon,” Shafer said, “get them the full battery of tests.”Welsh injured his left leg making a tackle on Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana in the second quarter of the blowout. He had to be helped off the field and didn’t put any weight on his left leg.Welsh, who starts opposite Micah Robinson, finished with just the one solo tackle. Ron Thompson and Isaiah Johnson got expanded minutes in the second half with the starter injured.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textReddish, who is part of the Orange’s three-man cornerback rotation with Keon Lyn and Ri’Shard Anderson, was replaced by Julian Whigham. The cornerback Whigham hauled in his first career interception and recorded two tackles. Reddish broke up one pass before leaving the game.SU now has two weeks off before it next takes the field in the Carrier Dome against No. 3 Clemson.“The good news is we have some time,” Shafer said. “The bad news is they didn’t play the second half, so we’ll see.” Comments
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan USC students participated in the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood on Sunday.The walk, in which about 30,000 people participated, was organized by AIDS Project Los Angeles, a group that hopes to improve the lives of those fighting HIV/AIDS while raising awareness through various events.USC’s Undergraduate Student Government’s Community Affairs Committee organized transportation for students to participate in Sunday’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles in West Hollywood.“We’re not specifically endorsing the walk, we’re just providing transportation for USC members in a safe way. We’ve been doing it every year so it has just become tradition to do it,” said Kandace London, USG’s director of community affairs. “We provided transportation by offering two to three buses all paid for by Undergraduate Student Government.”USG began offering this service after they learned that every year numerous USC students wanted to attend the walk but were unable to make it because of a lack of transportation. Since then, they said they have tried to accommodate student needs.“We made it our mission to make sure that anyone who wanted to participate in it would have a free way to get there,” London said.Students said they took advantage of USG’s services for various reasons. Levi Powell, a junior majoring in dental hygiene, participated because he believed this event would bring his fraternity together, while also helping a good cause.“I chose to attend this event for two reasons, in support of my fraternity and to spend my time on something worthwhile,” said powell. “It’s the start of our ‘Kappa Week’ at my fraternity [Kappa Alpha Psi], where we do different events everyday throughout the week.”Powell’s fraternity brother, Bryen Irving agreed with him.“Our fraternity feels it’s important to reach out to the community. I’ve heard about the walk because I’m from L.A.,” said Irving, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. “It was powerful to see this many people turn out for a cause like this, and this isn’t a one-time thing because they are bringing people out like this every year.”Other students were excited to spend time with different groups from outside of the USC community.“I had never experienced the coming together of such a diverse group. It was definitely eye-opening to see how such a big city could unite to help others,” said Riyana Chakraborty, a member of USG Community Affairs.Many celebrities also participated, including stars of the ABC television show, Revenge, and famous personalities such as Richard Simmons. Hundreds of people gathered for the opening ceremonies as these stars spoke about how AIDS has affected them and the importance of acceptance.Numerous companies also donated their products to encourage the walkers. Companies such as Evolution Fresh and Gatorade donated millions of bottles of their products to be passed along to participants as they made their way toward the finish line.USG Community Affairs member Evelyn Lee appreciated the hundreds of volunteers who gathered along the path handing out snacks, fresh fruit and drinks.“I think it was really encouraging to have people not only constantly keeping you hydrated, but also cheering for the entire path to the finish line,” Lee said. “They stood along the sidelines giving high-fives and telling people to drink water and stay healthy.”Students who participated in the walk said they were happy to see such a diverse group come together for a cause.“It surprised me how much people care for one another,” Chakraborty said. “I am proud to live in a place like Los Angeles where people are accepting and the opportunities for change are so limitless.”