Watch Tank And The Bangas Bring The Love To Hulaween [Videos]

first_img“Come Down (Make Money)” Tank and the Bangas have had a wonderful run this year and rolled into the 2017 Suwannee Hulaween with a head of steam. After their win of the Tiny Desk concert challenge hosted by NPR (and judged by Trey Anastasio), the New Orleans based band have seen their stock sky-rocket! The band’s crowd during their day set on the Spirit Of The Suwannee‘s beloved Amphitheater stage was one of the most boisterous of the entire festival, and for good reason.The Best Things We Saw At Suwanee Hulaween 2017Simply put, Tank and the Bangas has it. Their soulful, energetic, funny, emotional, complex spirit was the perfect fit for the diverse festival lineup. The 2:00 PM set was packed, with many making it their duty to enter the festival early to catch their set specifically. The many that made it to were rewarded with a fresh and unique live music concept that really resonated with the Hulaween crowd.EXCLUSIVE: Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas Contemplates Inspiration, Poetry, And ConfidenceTank is a star, a true front-woman who knows how to work a crowd. The Bangas really cook and know how to bob-and-weave between the musical styles that comprise their sound. This band has the potential to be a true powerhouse, and their abilities were on full display at Suwannee Hulaween.Check out a few videos from their feel good mayhem below!“Party With Me”last_img read more

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A black hole, revealed

first_img ‘Seeing the unseeable’ “And the reason they’re terrifying, the reason this is an important image, is because when you look into the middle of it, you realize that we’ve theorized about these monsters being out there, and now we know they are — and what’s more, now we see them,” he continued. “This is the only place in the universe where the cosmos ties a knot you can’t untie. Every other place in the universe you can, in theory, come back from, but not there.”“Astronomers have detected many black holes since the 1970s, but in each case, only indirectly,” added Charles Alcock, the Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics and director of the CfA. “This is the first time we have an image of a black hole itself. This is a remarkable confirmation of more than a century of theoretical work.”Seeing the image for the first time, Doeleman said, “is pretty heady stuff.”Years ago, he recalled, while working at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, he was among the first people on the planet to see the first hints of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. “This is the first time we have an image of a black hole itself. This is a remarkable confirmation of more than a century of theoretical work.” — Charles Alcock, CfA director Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal first-ever image of a black hole In the annals of science, there are a few images — think the “pale blue dot” captured by Voyager I or Apollo 8’s “Earthrise” — that have both captured the public imagination and offered scientists insight into how the universe works.Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the latest.The image, the first-ever of a black hole, is destined for the shortlist of iconic images not only for what it can tell astronomers and physicists about how gravity and general relativity work under the most extreme conditions, but also because it captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”“This is a real breakthrough,” said Doeleman, a senior research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). “I think this image could rank up there with those other images because we’re seeing something we never thought we could see.”More than a century after the existence of black holes was first hinted at in Einstein’s theory of general relativity, the impossibly dense regions of space continue to captivate the public imagination, showing up in movies, TV shows, and science-fiction novels too numerous to name.Doeleman believes one reason for that is that they have remained shrouded in mystery for so long.“Einstein himself wasn’t really sure that black holes existed,” he said. “The fact is we’re drawn to things that we don’t understand, because we yearn to know more. They’re terrifying, but we can’t look away.center_img Related “I started seeing these very faint detections,” he said, “so I ran some analyses to tighten up the data, and suddenly these detections came out. That was a moment where there was one person — me — in the world who knew what had just happened. That was pretty amazing.”It was also the moment, he added, that started the modern era of the EHT. “Because as soon as we knew there was something there,” he said, “then the gloves came off and we were ready to start building an Earth-sized array to image it.”It was in May of last year that the team hit pay dirt.“We had a conference here at the Black Hole Initiative, and the students and postdocs came and showed me some of the data,” Doeleman said, referring to Harvard’s interdisciplinary center that studies the phenomenon. “We could see the telltale signatures in these data … and we were all just looking at it, saying, ‘Wow.’ I worked until late that night coming up with a model of how big what we were seeing was, and that’s when I knew we had something very, very interesting.”For Joseph Pellegrino University Professor Peter Galison, the image is similar to the discovery that atoms — the fundamental building blocks of all matter — were not simply theoretical curiosities. “At the beginning of the 20th century, in a myriad of ways, theorists needed atoms,” Galison said. “When C.T.R. Wilson showed the trails atoms made as they plunged through water vapor, suddenly it was vividly clear that these were real, not just useful fictions.”Today, he continued, “the scientific object that rivets so many of us — from mathematics and physics to astronomy and philosophy — is the black hole. Again, theory had to have it. Now, for the first time, the black hole is visible, real to us in a way that, when I saw it first take form on the computer screen 10 months ago, knocked me back on my heels. It still does. There it is, right there, the most extreme distortion of space and time imaginable, with a mass six billion times that of the sun, 53 million light years away. And we can see it.”In the end, Doeleman said, the discovery will be important not just for its status as a scientific first, but also for its place as a signpost, an inflection point where new avenues for study of the cosmos were revealed.“This opens a new window for study,” he said. “We are now entering the era of precision, horizon-scale observations of black holes. We’ve never had that before, so we’re now able to ask a bunch of questions we couldn’t even conceive of before. We can start teasing apart physical processes at the black hole boundary, so [the significance] is in what we saw, but also in the promise this holds for the future.”,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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Harvey Fierstein Will Revise Book for London’s Funny Girl

first_img View Comments Looks like the Mayor of Broadway (as we like to think of him) is on his way to becoming Mayor of London’s “Theatreland!” After opening Kinky Boots and Casa Valentina in the U.K.’s capital city, Harvey Fierstein has been tapped to revise the book for the upcoming production of Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, according to the Daily Mail.Starring two-time Olivier winner Sheridan Smith, the musical, which catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom on stage and screen, returns to London beginning November 20. The production, directed by Michael Mayer, will open on December 2 and run through March 5, 2016.No word yet whether the production has any intention of crossing the pond to play New York following the London run, but with Tony winners Mayer and Fierstein on board it looks like a distinct possibility. A Bartlett Sher-helmed revival of the musical—headlined by Lauren Ambrose—was set to play Los Angeles and Broadway in 2012 before being postponed indefinitely. And then there was Lea Michele…The tuner, which first played London in 1966, tracks the rise of Fanny Brice’s career as one of Broadway’s biggest stars by way of the Ziegfeld Follies, as well as her doomed romance with Nicky Arnstein. The score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill features such iconic show tunes as “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “I’m the Greatest Star” and a book by Isobel Lennart.last_img read more

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Olympics: Jamaicans to watch in London

first_img WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Keep an eye on these Jamaican athletes at the London Games: Samantha Albert, Montreal, Canada, equestrian: The England resident, whose father is Jamaican, will represent the green and yellow at a second Olympics after competing at the 2008 Beijing Games. Albert, 41, will compete in the individual eventing – consisting of a dressage test, a cross-country test and two jumping tests. Her horse’s name is Carraig Dubh. Alia Atkinson, Kingston, swimming: Atkinson, 23, will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke. Atkinson, who graduated from Texas A&M University in the United States, held her country’s flag at the opening ceremonies of the 2007 Pan American Games. This will be her third Olympics. Johan Blake, St. James, running: The sprinter stunned the track and field world during Olympic qualifying when he bested heavily favored star Usain Bolt in the 100- (9.75 seconds) and 200-meter dashes (19.80). Blake also is a member of his country’s 4×100-meter relay team. Blake, 22, won gold medals at the 2011 Track and Field World Championships in the 100-meter dash and the 4×100-meter relay. Veronica Campbell-Brown, Trelawny, running: Campbell-Brown, 30, is slated to run the 100 -and 200-meter dashes as well as a leg in the 4×100-meter relay. Campbell-Brown won gold in the 200-meter dash at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and also helped lead the 4×100 meter relay team to the top of the podium in 2004. She also is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Jamaica. Kenneth Edwards, Kingston, taekwondo: The martial artist is slated to fight in the 80-plus kilogram (176 pounds) weight class. He is one of 16 fighters from 16 different nations in single-elimination event. Edwards, 26, has spent the past year in New York City training with Jamaican coach Alvin Bernard to become the first fighter to represent his country in the event. Maurice Smith, St. Catherine, decathlon: Smith, 31, hopes to build on a 14th-place finish at the 2004 Athens Games. Since then, he won the event at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and took the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. The decathlon combines points from 10 track and field sports. The athlete with the most cumulative points wins. By Dialogo July 19, 2012last_img read more

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Bank purchases can generate quick ROI

first_imgFor credit unions looking to invest their strong capital position, buying a bank may be a viable option as it can generate an ROI within one to three years, according to industry professionals.Though the number of credit union bank acquisitions is small compared to the approximately 200 credit union to credit union mergers every year, there appears to be slow burning interest in bank purchases. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Hickenlooper Ousts Gardner in Colorado, Handing Democrats Crucial Senate Seat

first_imgMr. Hickenlooper still faced one hurdle to taking on Mr. Gardner, a primary race against Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker who ran to the left of the former governor. Mr. Hickenlooper’s path to the nomination was complicated in June, when he failed to take part in a state ethics board examination into accusations that he failed to properly report private jet rides and overseas trips. He was held in contempt and drew extensive negative news coverage. He appeared the next day, but the commission eventually fined him $2,750 for two violations and refused to vacate its contempt finding.He still managed to beat Mr. Romanoff decisively in June, setting up a race with Mr. Gardner that drew millions of dollars from outside groups.Mr. Hickenlooper hit Mr. Gardner continuously for voting to overturn the Affordable Care Act and eliminate coverage for pre-existing medical conditions. Mr. Gardner pushed back and backed legislation that Republicans said would guarantee coverage, and when Democrats forced a vote last month on a measure seeking to bar the Trump administration from arguing in court to overturn the health care law, he was one of several Republican senators in tough re-election races who broke with their party to support it. But he could never close the gap with Mr. Hickenlooper. If you just want results… There will be a results map on The Times’s home page, and yes, the infamous needle will be back — but only for Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, the only states providing granular enough information for our experts to make educated projections of uncounted votes.If you want constant updates… Times reporters are live-blogging all day and night. This will be your one-stop shop for minute-by-minute updates: race calls, on-the-ground reporting from swing states, news about any voting issues or disruptions, and more.If you want to check in every so often… Times journalists are also producing a live briefing from roughly 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET, with an overview of what’s happening in the presidential race, the Senate and House races, and the voting process itself. Updated Nov. 4, 2020, 3:05 a.m. ET- Advertisement – Election 2020 ›How to Follow the Election Results- Advertisement – Here’s a guide to The Times’s election night coverage, no matter when, how or how often you want to consume it. As a result, the senator found himself constantly squeezed between independent and other voters who expected him to break with the president’s more extreme positions and those in the solidly conservative though less populated areas of the state who supported Mr. Trump without question and demanded that Mr. Gardner do the same. He centered his re-election campaign in large part on broadly popular agenda items unlikely to offend either group. He used his ties to the president to win Mr. Trump’s commitment this year to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund used to acquire public lands, even though the president’s budget office had favored eliminating money for the program. Mr. Gardner, along with Senator Steve Daines of Montana, another endangered Republican, made a personal appeal at the White House for Mr. Trump to back the legislation, viewing it as a way to attract independent and moderate voters. The landmark bill was signed into law in August, but it was not enough. Mr. Hickenlooper, who in 1988 opened a popular brewpub that contributed to the redevelopment of Denver’s downtown, had initially insisted he was not interested in the Senate seat.“I’m not cut out to be a senator,” Mr. Hickenlooper said in early 2019 as he resisted entreaties to challenge Mr. Gardner and instead opted for a presidential run. But after he failed to break through nationally, he quickly changed course, and in August 2019, he said that “this is no time to walk away from the table,” and that he was “not done fighting for the people of Colorado.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Orchestra not the scapegoat for ballet

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re Dec. 29 letter, “SPAC must support New York City Ballet,” by Sheila Parkert: Since I only attend the ballet once a year, and mainly because the admission comes with the season pass, I admit the announcement didn’t affect me greatly. But I empathized with the concern over something that affects the core group of ballet fans greatly. The NYCB has a passionate following, is an important part of the Saratoga experience and should be retained.Parkert lost me when out of the blue she decided to throw the Philadelphia Orchestra’s residency under the bus, declaring that they have never been threatened with a reduction in their dates. That’s not true, as both classical parts of the SPAC season have been under siege since the Herb Chesborough days. Why a seemingly passionate fan of the arts would think that a reduction in the orchestra’s schedule would translate to a restoration of the ballet residency is kidding herself. Those days of the classics dominating SPAC are long gone. If the orchestra was reduced, those dates would go to Live Nation concerts.The ballet fans were warned in a way when first the NYCB was threatened with outright elimination a couple decades ago, and then with cutting a week out a few years back. That should have caused the ballet fans to rally and attend the subsequently restored performances in greater numbers. But in reality, after a short boost in attendance, things went back to what they were. Those two weeks, consisting of 14 separate performance dates, have contained individual pieces done three or four times each. The repetition keeps patrons from attending more frequently. That is unlike the Philadelphia Orchestra where the 12 dates over three weeks contain different concerts of a wide variety that encourage attending frequently. And many of those dates contain programs like playing along with movies, circuses and Bernadette Peters that fall more under an umbrella of popular fare.I wish ballet fans well in their struggle, but I think that them trying to boost the attendance in the ballet week would be a more effective weapon than offering up the orchestra as the fall guy. Simply wishing for a return to the days of Balanchine and Ormandy and thinking because they were the reason the place was built everything should stay as it was is foolhardy, because that era will never come back.Jim EcclesSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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PREMIUMPDI-P warns against ‘hasty deliberation’ of omnibus bill on job creation

first_imgFearing that several divisive articles in the omnibus bill on job creation may have triggered conflicting views among members of the government coalition, the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has urged lawmakers not to rush in their deliberations, citing the objections of several labor unions.Of the six political parties in the government coalition, the PDI-P has been the only one to suggest that the House of Representatives carefully review the bill, with PDI-P executive and House Speaker Puan Maharani saying that “a hasty deliberation may disadvantage the people”.The Golkar Party, meanwhile, is actively seeking support from other political factions at the House to deliberate the bill quickly. The government-initiated bill is one of the flagship programs of Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, who is also Golkar Party chairman…. LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here omnibus omnibus-bill-on-job-creation Jokowi PDI-P puan-maharani Airlangga-Hartarto 2024 2024-presidential-election House Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Topics : Google Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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EU to restrict exports to Hong Kong over security law

first_imgBut following a proposal by France and Germany, the 27 member states on Tuesday agreed to limit exports to Hong Kong of technology that could be used for “internal repression, the interception of internal communications or cyber-surveillance”.”The EU considers the national security legislation for Hong Kong… to be a matter of grave concern,” said a statement from the EU council, where all member states’ leaders have a seat.”The EU is particularly concerned about the extensive erosion of rights and freedoms that were supposed to remain protected until at least 2047.”Along with the export restriction, the EU will also bring in measures to support the population of the former British colony, granting visas, scholarships and academic exchanges to make it easier for them to travel to Europe, diplomats said.  The European Union on Tuesday agreed to limit exports to Hong Kong of equipment that could be used for surveillance and repression after Beijing imposed a controversial new security law. The bloc voiced “grave concern” over the new law, saying it would severely erode freedoms in Hong Kong that were supposed to be protected under the terms of its handover from Britain to China.The EU has struggled to agree a united response to China. Member states deeply divided over whether to stand up to Beijing — a hugely important trading partner — or to try to cooperate with it. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that with the new security law in place, “It makes sense to treat Hong Kong no differently from mainland China” when it comes to the export of equipment that can be used for repression.Beijing on Tuesday announced the suspension of extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain, following similar moves by those countries over the new law.Hong Kong’s former colonial ruler Britain suspended its extradition treaty last week saying the security law had “significantly changed key assumptions” including a provision to try certain cases in mainland China.Beijing insists the security law is needed to restore stability in the financial hub after prolonged political unrest.Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Gives Budget Briefing on Structural Deficit

first_img October 05, 2015 Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – This morning, Governor Wolf gave a budget briefing on the structural deficit in Harrisburg. If we are not able to balance our budget without gimmicks, there will be further damaging cuts to basic and higher education, continued underfunding of human service needs and an expansion of waiting lists for services, increased property taxes, and additional credit downgrades leading to higher borrowing costs.To view video of the briefing, click here.To view a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, click here.# # # Governor Wolf Gives Budget Briefing on Structural Deficitcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

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