Golden Gate Wingmen returned to The Hamilton in Washington, DC last Monday, August 15th. While the grouping is still relatively new, these guys have a long track record. It consists of John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, and Reed Mathis, coming from Grateful Dead-influenced projects like Furthur, Billy and the Kids, Dead & Company and Fare Thee Well, to name a few. The band features an impressive amount of talent and they bring unique touches to covers, as well as some of their own music. Their voices mesh together nicely and they clearly enjoy each other’s stage presence.Kadlecik is a local favorite, and the DC crowd is always energized when the Wingmen come to town. Fans noticed that Chimenti was down to one instrument. There were some tech issues with Chimenti’s organ right before showtime, and after a bit of tinkering, they ultimately pulled it. The night opened with a Dylan cover, “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry” and a powerful “Crazy Fingers” with a seamless segue into “Dweller on the Threshold.” They hit on several classics, like a 21 minute “Terrapin Station,” a pretty “Throwing Stones” right into “Not Fade Away,” and a “Brokedown Palace” encore to close the night out. The Wingmen are in Asheville tonight, August 17th, before heading to Ohio and Chicago. Check out full audio of their DC show, uploaded by taperjeff, and a gallery of photos by Will Urquhart below. Load remaining images
Students called for a greater understanding of students with disabilities in a panel organized by new student group Access-ABLE on Thursday in O’Shaughnessy Hall. The group, which works to advocate for individuals’ disabilities, hosted four student speakers.Each student shared their experience living with disabilities at Notre Dame and offered advice for how to make the University a more welcoming space for disabled students.Senior Lauren Boutros, who lives with bipolar disorder, said she was surprised to find many of her professors were open to discussing mental illness.“Each of my [professors] presented information about themselves that they really didn’t have to but really helped me feel more comfortable in my conversing with them,” she said. “ … It was something that meant a lot to me because I was struggling.”Boutros asked the student body to be open to discussion about disabilities.“It would be most beneficial to people who have disabilities and who are taking their future in their own hands literally by coming up and advocating for themselves if you set aside all assumptions of what you know about or what you’ve heard about this particular disability.” she said. “Separating yourselves from stereotypes — really important.”Boutros said she believes greater dialogue about disabilities will help to create a more inclusive environment on campus.“Having conversations is really important, and it can be casual,” she said.Freshman Joshua King, who has Stargardt disease, which limits his vision, said those around him should feel free to ask questions about his disability.“I hate when I get into uncomfortable situations where someone thinks it’d offend me,” he said.Sophomore Maggie McDonald, who has dyslexia and ADHD, said she wishes Notre Dame’s faculty was better-trained to work with students with disabilities.“I would just really love to see some form of disability education. I don’t know where that would come from or what that would look like, but it would be nice to not have to define dyslexia or to define ADHD,” she said. “Or, you know, really, to define any mental health or learning disability — because a lot of the time they don’t know what it is.”King said he recommends professors to reach out to students with disabilities to make sure their accommodations are effective and they’re comfortable in class. “Just periodically check up on them,” he said.McDonald said students on mental health medication should take extra precautions in college.“I think it’s important to know if you’re on any kind of psychiatric medication, drinking is 100% off the table,” she said. “I think for a lot of people who are either diagnosed in college or shortly before who maybe don’t put that together, I think that would be a really good thing for the students to be aware of.”The many stresses of college life pose a risk to student who struggle with mental illness, Boutros said.“It’s a place where, if you’ve got a predisposition to something, there are so many factors here that can help it, unfortunately, come out,” she said.Law student Ethan Heller, who lives with phonetic analysis disorder, said he advises students with disabilities to ensure they advocate for equal treatment post-graduation.“I think the world of academia is one of the most accepting places on earth,” he said. “But I’ll say, from a professional point of view, when you go out into the workforce, don’t be afraid of whatever you’re going through. There’s a lot of opportunities that are out there specifically for diversity applicants.”Tags: access-ABLE, disabilities, disability awareness, students with disabilities
Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Related Shows Allegiance View Comments We now know the company that will join George Takei in boldly going to Broadway! Complete casting has been announced for Allegiance, co-starring Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. The production will begin performances on October 6 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is set for November 8.Joining the previously reported Takei, Salonga, Leung and Katie Rose Clarke will be Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka.The ensemble will include Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Autumn Ogawa, Rumi Oyama, Momoko Sugai, Cary Tedder, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe and Scott Wise.Directed by Stafford Arima and based on Takei’s childhood experience in a Japanese-American interment camp, Allegiance features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito. A story of family, love and patriotism set during World War II and beyond, the show follows veteran Sam Otsuka and his sister Kei as they find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Tensions in the Middle East are high following the U.S. government’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top-ranking military general. Iran retaliated in the early hours of January 8, launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq.In addition to missiles and military maneuvers, Iran is also no stranger to cyber warfare. In 2016, the U.S. charged seven hackers linked to the Iranian government with executing large-scale coordinated cyberattacks on dozens of banks, as well as a small dam outside New York City.Two days before the missile strike, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a bulletin warning of Iran’s ability to carry out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the U.S., and for American companies to be prepared for “cyber disruptions, suspicious emails, and network delays.”Just one day after DHS released the bulletin, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said his state has seen a spike in attempted cyberattacks from Iran on state agency networks at the rate of about 10,000 per minute.
Arsenal are ready to offload Mohamed Elneny (Getty Images)Earlier this month, Zaha’s brother Judicael urged Palace to allow the forward to leave.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him,’ he said.‘It’s my brother’s dream though to play for Arsenal.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he’s supported since childhood.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Wilfried Zaha is one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets (Getty Images)Arsenal have offered £40 million plus three players to Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.Unai Emery’s side have already seen their opening bid of £40m turned down by Palace, who are demanding £80m for their star attacker.The Gunners are restricted this summer with a £45m budget and Zaha’s valuation is well beyond their price range.But according to The Sun, Arsenal have attempted to bridge the gap by offering £40m plus Mohamed Elneny, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson to Palace.ADVERTISEMENT Calum Chambers has been offered to Crystal Palace (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe report claims that Arsenal value the three players at £40m and will remind Palace that the offer would reduce the sell-on fee owed to Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited are entitled to 25 per cent of Zaha’s transfer fee as Palace failed to remove the clause during their negotiations for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Zaha is reportedly keen to join Arsenal, but the Gunners are hoping that the Ivory Coast international hands in a transfer request to Palace. Advertisement Comment Arsenal offer £40m plus three players for Wilfried Zaha Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jul 2019 8:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link698Shares
Victory by the young West Indies squad in the recently concluded ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup brought not only relief, but unmitigated joy to the West Indian cricket fan who has suffered day after day, series after series, quarrel after quarrel, as those representing us, either on the field or off the field, appear to strive valiantly to make the game of cricket relevant only to those who are interested in the scores in a match. The following day, therefore, the red carpet treatment arranged by grateful fans to the returning conquerors was welcomed. However, the joy of the real cricket fan was tempered by the bizarre rush to claim responsibility for the victory by the much pilloried president of the West Indies Cricket Board, Mr Dave Cameron. As is now usual, Mr Cameron congratulated himself and the board for the “preparation” of the team before they reached Bangladesh, conveniently forgetting that the successful coach of the team, on his arrival in Bangladesh, bemoaned the lack of match preparation of the team before their arrival in the venue of the World Cup. COACH’S COMPLAINT The veracity of the coach’s complaint was revealed by the fact that our young heroes lost their three warm-up games against the host nation and also lost their opening game against England. After a start like that and the ensuing media firestorm after the win against Zimbabwe, the resilience and character shown by the team, and to no small extent, the coach and the experienced staff that accompanied the team, is one of the reasons the West Indies triumphed. It has absolutely nothing to do with Mr Cameron and his fellow executives, who are determined to stay in charge of West Indies cricket against the wishes of some fans, some prime ministers, and some of the ordinary citizens of this region. That cut like a knife when his self congratulatory statement was heard. Every fan and student of the game now recognises the importance of keeping this group of cricketers together, while continuously exposing them to superior skills. The call to “do a South Africa” and include fast bowling sensation Alzarri Joseph into the senior squad in time for the June series of international matches – as was done by South Africa after their triumph in the last World Cup on the back of their fast bowler, Kagisi Rabada – has been initiated by Tony Cozier, a noted West Indian scribe and cricket guru. This call is reasonable and makes excellent cricketing sense, but the implementation of this suggestion has to be ratified by a group of men (the selectors). Previous groups of young West Indians have been neglected, and as a consequence, they are out of the sport. As long as this board remains in charge, I do fear that the same neglect will follow, no matter what the president says now.
“Amnesty International is also gravely concerned that these initiatives, and the rhetoric surrounding them, feeds into a worsening climate of hostility towards human rights defenders — particularly Indigenous, women and environmental human rights defenders — exposing them to intimidation and threats, including threats of violence,” the letter to Kenney states. CALGARY — Amnesty International says it’s “deeply concerned” about the Alberta government’s plans to fight back against oil and gas industry critics.Alex Neve, secretary general of the human rights group’s Canadian branch, has written a letter to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.In it, Neve urges Kenney to abandon his “fight back strategy” as currently envisioned.- Advertisement -The strategy includes a public inquiry into foreign funding of environmental groups and a $30-million war room to take on critics through ads and social media.Neve writes that Amnesty is worried those initiatives undermine and violate a range of Alberta’s human rights obligations under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law.He says those include freedom of expression, freedom of association as well as the rights of Indigenous peoples and gender equality.Advertisement The Canadian Press