Longtime Bob Weir Collaborator Rob Wasserman Hospitalized, Facing ‘Serious Struggle’

first_img*UPDATE* Just a few hours after this post, Rob Wasserman passed away.Bassist Rob Wasserman, the longtime collaborator of Bob Weir, is reportedly in the hospital and facing a “serious struggle.” The news comes to us by way of Weir himself, who posted on Facebook about his friend’s condition.As a few of you may have heard, my great friend and inspiration Rob Wasserman has been hospitalized and is facing a serious struggle. I hope that we can all pause to send him and his family the strength and support to face these difficult days. Rob and family, my thoughts, heart and spirit are with you today.Wasserman has n incredible list of collaborators throughout his musical career, including Lou Reed, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Brian Wilson, Neil Young, Jackson Browne and more. We wish him all the best.last_img read more

HGSE student wins literary prizes

first_imgRebecca Givens Rolland, a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, was recently named the winner of two literary awards: the 2011 Dana Award in Short Fiction and the 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire First Book Prize for her book of poetry, “The Wreck of Birds.” For more information, visit http://www.rebeccarolland.com.last_img

Insulza Visits El Salvador to Confirm Existence of Gang Truce

first_imgBy Dialogo July 12, 2012 The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will confirm the existence of a gang truce in El Salvador that has cut the number of homicides in the country from 14 per day to 5.6, an official source announced on July 10. Insulza arrives on July 12 and also plans to meet with Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes, according to the secretary of communications in the Office of the President, David Rivas. “Mr. Insulza arrives in the country on July 12, in response to a invitation issued to him to confirm the existence of the truce between the gangs,” AFP was told by former legislator and former guerrilla commander Raúl Mijango, who is working with military chaplain Fabio Colindres on the process. Insulza will meet with representatives of the Mara Salvatrucha (M-13) and Mara-18 (M-18) gangs, at a location that has the “security conditions for everyone,” Mijango said. Colindres, Mijango, and Insulza will host what is being called a “Humanitarian Event for Peace and a Halt to Violence in El Salvador” at noon on Friday, in the capital city’s Gerardo Barrios Plaza. With the mediation of Colindres and Mijango, the gangs have maintained the truce in effect since March 9. However, despite the fact that they decided in May to halt the forced recruitment of young people and also declared disputed schools “peace areas,” crimes and the disappearances of students continue in the country. Extortion targeting private individuals, retailers, transportation workers, and other productive sectors has also not stopped. On June 16, upon celebrating the first 100 days of the truce, Colindres stressed that the measure made it possible to save 850 lives. In 6 of El Salvador’s 19 prisons, according to official data, slightly over 10,000 gang members are in custody for various offenses, while around 50,000 are at liberty.last_img read more

“And these are the Plitvice Valleys!” – Rakovica presented a new promotional film

first_imgPlitvice Valleys have long been called the most beautiful neighbor of Plitvice Lakes, and it is through a new promotional film that they want to get to know and show all the charms of a green holiday in Plitvice Valleys. In order to bring their region even closer to visitors from all over the world, the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Rakovica has made a dynamic promo film that unites all the beauties of this destination, but also the people who are part of its offer every day. In the immediate vicinity of Plitvice, ie in Rakovica, you can ride, bike, explore the underground world, socialize with wild deer, enjoy adrenaline sports and local food, visit historical attractions and the Korana River and enjoy excellent accommodation facilities. All this is located in a small area in the Plitvice Valleys, which over the years has become a real tourist mecca in which tourists stay longer.  The goal is, of course, to find your place under the sun, which Rakovica certainly deserves, and to extend the stay of guests who primarily come to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park. center_img This season, hundreds of thousands of tourists will flock to Plitvice Lakes to experience one of the most beautiful wonders of nature, and many of them come to Plitvice via Rakovica – the northern entrance to the National Park known to all as Plitvice Valleys. “With this promotional film, we have rounded off our promotional activities and we are starting with even stronger branding of the Plitvice Valleys destination as an indispensable stop on the way to Plitvice, where it is worth not only stopping, but also staying. Guests are increasingly recognizing this, and for many years in a row we are by far the most popular destination in Karlovac County in terms of number of visits and overnight stays, all because we work tirelessly on the content and quality that we have highlighted in this film.”, Said the director of the Tourist Board Mira Spoljaric.last_img read more

Time warp house in sought-after million-dollar Camp Hill to go under the hammer

first_imgTop location!It is located on a 810sq m splitter block, and presents buyers with an opportunity to either renovate, rebuild or divide and develop the two 405sq m blocks, subject to council approval. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45A time warp house with its own iconic Hills hoist that is surrounded by million dollar homes will go under the hammer on Saturday. Straddling two lots on the sought-after Newman Avenue stretch of Camp Hill, the dual-level brick house at number 39 is on the market for the first time in almost 50 years.Place Woolloongabba agent James Curtain said the house was built in 1955 and purchased by the current owners, now aged in their 70s, in 1971.He said the house was extended in 1985, and it would have been a big and modern house in its day.“I know we (real estate agents) wax on about real estate at times but I really do think this is one of the best offerings we have had in Camp Hill in a long time,” he said.“It is on Camp Hill’s best street. The house and block is flat and on top of the hill and has awesome city views.”Mr Curtain said they expected about a dozen registered bidders on the day, but anticipated a number of potential buyers attending the auction that even they were not aware of.He said they had so far received interest from local families, developers, and a small number of buyers in Melbourne looking to migrate north.Speaking of the local market generally, Mr Curtain said there was a “fair few green shoots since the election”, with more people through at inspections and more offers being made.“It is feeling pretty healthy,” he said.As for 39 Newman Avenue, the elevated and north-facing property is situated less than 400 metres from the quaint Martha Street shopping and cafe precinct. One of the three bedroomsOn the lower level, there is a two-car garage, a carport, a multipurpose room, a kitchen, the two bedrooms and a huge lounge/dining room that opens on to a sunroom. The sunroom with its city viewsIt is within easy reach of local transport and parklands, as well as the Samuel Street Marketplace, highly regarded state and private schools, the new Coorparoo Square complex and the CBD. The house is dated but has good bonescenter_img Who remembers swinging on the clothesline as a kid? The upper level bedroom shares its space with a separate bathroom, toilet and a large living room. It is surrounded by tightly-held homes that were bought for as little as $20,000 decades ago, and million-dollar houses that have been rebuilt or upgraded in recent timesMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe existing house has city views and three bedrooms, two on the lower level and one on the upper level. Views like that can cost a mint!Sharing the same street is no less than 20 homes that have sold for in excess of $1 million, including one house that sold for $3.8 million in 2017.That property still holds the Camp Hill price record, according to CoreLogic data.The house will go under the hammer at 12pm.last_img read more

Kelli S. Werner

first_imgKelli S. Werner 50, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday December 9, 2018 in Aurora, Indiana.She was born April 27, 1968 in Dearborn County, Indiana, daughter of the late Robert Werner and Mary (Johnson) Werner.Kelly was employed at New Horizons. She loved dancing, flipping through magazines, drawing in her notebooks, shopping at Wal-mart and eating at Skyline Chili. Kelli loved hugs and her smile could light up the room.She is survived by her brothers, Rick Werner of Aurora, IN. and Bobby (Sudie) Werner of Aurora, IN. , as well as 7 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Werner; sister, Tammy Werner, brothers, David, Michael and Greg Werner.Friends will be received Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at theFuneral Home, at 1:00 pm.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Rescare Homecare. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Gary Neville slams Man U over Ighalo

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Gary Neville believes Manchester United’s last-minute loan deal for Odion Ighalo underlines their poor planning in the transfer market. Former Watford striker Ighalo, who has spent the last three years playing in China, is heading to Old Trafford on a short-term contract until the end of the season after United reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day. The 30-year-old will provide cover for the injured Marcus Rashford, but Neville is puzzled as to why his former club did not have long-term targets lined up following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez. “They just needed a body in that area,” he said ahead of Manchester United’s meeting with Wolves, live on Sky Sports Premier League HD. “Rashford’s going to be out for another couple of months. “I can’t let the club off the hook though, unfortunately. Romelu Lukaku told us a couple of weeks ago that he had said he was going to leave last February or March. “That’s nine months to be able to manoeuvre and get into a position to sign a striker for the club for the long-term. And yet they have ended up desperately doing one on Deadline Day. “The boy may do very well. He might come in and settle in, he might score goals and do a job for the club. “But the fact that the club were in that position, knowing that Sanchez and Lukaku were leaving for many, many months, tells us that Manchester United, at this moment in time, are struggling to navigate through the transfer market smartly.” Speaking on Sky Sports News on Deadline Day, meanwhile, former United centre-back Jaap Stam said of Ighalo: “He’s got nothing to lose because nobody thought he would be a United player. “United have the confidence in him. We’re all a bit surprised, but he can just go in there and do his thing. We all want to see United get back up there. “Like all former players and United supporters, we wish him well. He’s joining a big family. Everybody within the club hopes that every player will do well and is going to perform. “I’m sure he’ll feel welcome and hopefully he’s going to produce.” “He’s now playing with better players than he was at Watford, so he will get more opportunities to score than at Watford. “I’m sure he’s got the ability. He wasn’t their first choice, but you assume people have seen him and trust what he can bring.”Tags: Alexis SanchezGary NevilleMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloRomelu LukakuSky Sports Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Rodgers to speak to Sterling

first_img He said: “You see the way he plays. He is a kid that is very strong-willed and strong-minded. He should have had a hat-trick, his performance was outstanding. “I will speak to Raheem. Until then, it is something we will deal with internally.” Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Sterling has been guilty of naivety on occasion over the last year, with regard to his publicised problems away from the field, but added that the youngster can treat the experience as a learning curve. “Whether you’re a Premier League footballer or you’re a 20-year-old kid or whatever, you make mistakes at that age. I did and I’m sure we all do,” Carragher said on Sky Sports. “It’s just important he learns from it because Raheem Sterling, for how good a footballer he is, needs to be on the back pages, not on the front pages and that’s a problem for him in these last few months. “But he’s a young player, he made a few mistakes and hopefully in years to come he learns from them.” Press Association Sterling impressed on the field, scoring the opening goal, but Rodgers was immediately asked about The Sun’s report after the game. Rodgers said: “For me it is something that when you are professional sportsperson at the top level of the game, I don’t think it is something you should be doing. It is as simple as that. “But I will speak to him on it, to see what he says on it. As you can imagine, I have only seen this today. “We want players here who are super-professional and focused on their football. I know he is. He very much is focused on his football and improving as a player. “As I have said before, young players make mistakes. As long as they learn from them, that is what is important.” The matter adds to the controversy currently surrounding Sterling amid a wrangle over a new contract. Sterling risked the wrath of supporters a fortnight ago by admitting he had rejected a £100,000-per-week deal in an interview that was not sanctioned by the club recently. Another newspaper also published pictures of him allegedly smoking a shisha pipe over the weekend. Rodgers stressed that any repercussions following the latest matter would be dealt with internally. He added that he did not feel the matter was a distraction. Rodgers stressed that he felt Sterling was “super-professional” but he would need to speak to the 20-year-old about the latest reports concerning his off-field behaviour. Footage of Sterling apparently inhaling the substance, known as “laughing gas” and described as a legal high, was published on a newspaper’s website during Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat of Newcastle at Anfield on Monday. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling about the lifestyle he expects him to lead after the striker was apparently filmed taking nitrous oxide.last_img read more

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic targets league double over mighty Manchester City

first_img Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who sent out a warning to their rivals with a thumping 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace in their last outing, head to the Boleyn Ground for Saturday’s tea-time kick-off. And City, one point adrift of league leaders Arsenal, will be looking to avenge their surprise 2-1 defeat against West Ham at the Etihad Stadium back in September. “Aguero is back on form and for me he is definitely of the top five strikers in the world,” Bilic said . “He wasn’t out of form, but he was injured and he also needed a few games to get back. But he is unbelievable. He is quick, he is lethal, he is very clever and very patient in the box and his movement is unbelievable. If you add to that the service from Yaya Toure, David Silva and De Bruyne, they have amazing quality. “They are definitely one of the favourites to win the league, but like other big teams they are also not that consistent which is not their failure as it is not only them, but all the big clubs which shows that the smaller clubs have closed the gap.” Slaven Bilic has hailed Manchester City as the best team in England but the West Ham manager is optimistic his team can beat the Barclays Premier League heavyweights for the second time this season. But while Bilic believes Pellegrini has at his disposal the greatest squad in the land, he is hopeful West Ham can continue their impressive record against the established big teams this season with another scalp on Saturday. Bilic, who has overseen victories against Arsenal, Chelsea, City and twice against Liverpool already this season, said: “We have the confidence but we know we have to be on top of our game. “We have done it before, so we don’t have to dream to do something that other clubs have done. We have done it this season – and with the greatest respect to them as I really believe they are the best side in England – we are playing at home. We have been playing really well at home. Our last game (at home in the Premier League) was against Liverpool and we beat them 2-0 and we played really well.” City, who invested heavily in the summer with Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne both arriving in big-money deals, have endured a stuttering campaign with Pellegrini coming under increasing pressure after Pep Guardiola announced he is to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. But Bilic believes the former Real Madrid and Malaga manager is dealing admirably with speculation surrounding his future. “If you are the Manchester City manager than the pressure comes with the territory,” Bilic added. “But he is handling that pressure and that situation with ease. He is so strong mentally and so experienced that he is above the situation.” Pellegrini will be able to call on the services of star striker Sergio Aguero for his side’s trip to West Ham. The Argentinian has struggled for form and fitness this term, but four goals in his last five appearances, including two against Palace last Saturday, suggests he is returning to something near his best. Press Associationlast_img read more

FL Health Care Company Says 35,000 COVID-19 Tests are “Unreliable”

first_imgThe company is notifying affected patients with a letter and a phone call. Nearly 25,000 of the unreliable tests were in the central Florida area. A faith-based health care provider announced Saturday that results from more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests that were performed by a third-party lab are unreliable.The majority of the questionable tests were conducted here in Florida.AdventHealth says the situation has created “unacceptable delays.” The company did not name the third-party lab in a statement.However, it explained that the tests were a mixture of positive and negative results. Additionally, some tests have not yet been returned.“While we work successfully with many other labs across multiple states to provide COVID-19 tests for our communities, we have terminated our contract with this particular lab and share in the disappointment and frustration this situation has created. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and uncertainty it has caused,” Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth, wrote in the statement.We’ve been made aware the third-party lab we contracted with is unable to process COVID-19 tests, & won’t be providing your results. We’re deeply sorry, Ashley, & share your frustration. If you have symptoms or any questions, please call us at 877-847-8747 so we can help.— AdventHealth (@AdventHealth) May 16, 2020center_img AdventHealth spokeswoman Melanie Lawhorn says the company has 49 hospitals in nine states. Two the states are joint venture systems and were not affected by the unreliable testing problem.Over 630,000 people in Florida have been tested for coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon.According to the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 44,800 confirmed cases in the state, and at least 1,964 deaths.On Monday, the state is increasing restaurant and retail store capacity from 25 to 50 percent, and is allowing the reopening of museums, libraries and gyms at 50 percent capacity. Bars and movie theaters will remain closed. Additionally, Miami-Dade and Broward counties will join phase one of the reopening process Monday.Those two South Florida counties, along with Palm Beach County, have been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with about 58 percent of the state’s cases.last_img read more