2 Mar

Dirtwire’s Wild, Wet, And Wonderful Guide to Thrive at Lightning in a Bottle 2017

first_imgDirtwire sits on the front porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (Hamsa Lila; Stellamara), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings both band and audience to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness. The trio is blazing a new path and blurring genres, doing it with fearlessness and frivolity taboot.The fine fellas of Dirtwire are beyond stoked for this weekend’s excursion to Bradley, CA for The DoLab’s annual Lightning in a Bottle. We’re happy to deliver their version of LIB’s tremendous Thrive Guide, 2017 edition.Dirtwire’s Wild, Wet and Wonderful Guide to Thrive at LIB 2017“Its that time of year! Bring your hats, floatie toys, SUP boards, sexy swimsuits, bandanas, and your water bottles. We’re going to light it up at LiB! We got water! Make sure to check out the madness in a super-chill floatie world!”There’s gonna be way too much fun to be had so here’s our guide to exploring the land and the water we call home:THE LAKE! Definitely check out as much as you can! No seriously, its going to be ridiculously fun wherever you go, but we recommend the Grand Artique, an amazing little town called Frontierville, straight out of the Wild West with great live music and vaudevillian shenanigans. Tons of Workshops!!! Check them out. The Landing – Earth Activism Hub is doing some important work along with so many others. Crazy times are upon us so lets learn from each other and create a new reality together. David Satori from Dirtwire (and Beats Antique) will be doing a workshop at the Landing – The Grid – Friday 10:15am on The Creative Process with a live demonstration on what goes into building a piece of music.The Learning Kitchen is an amazing place to tap into fun new ways of making things from Sushi to Super Food Power Balls!“Have a beautiful time and we look forward to kicking some dirt up with you!”With Love,Dirtwire  -David, Evan and MarkHave a gander at L4LM’s own B.Getz’s LIB Music Preview here!Have a peek behind the scenes of LIB’s brand new The Compass here!Check out Dirtwires new video for “SHISHKABOB,” directed by Nar Levoni.words: B.Getz Make a reservation at the Lighting Inn and go see what’s going on at Beacon if you’re craving some community and downtempo vibes go to the The Lodge or if you’re feeling like really getting down in the dust make sure you witness the greatness of the mighty Thunder Stage.last_img read more

1 Mar

A skier switches mountains

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Read our full Commencement coverage.Not long ago, Elizabeth Strong ’15 was carving a path toward the rarefied field of professional sports. The Colorado native had attended the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy, a high school for elite alpine skiers and boarders where classes were sandwiched among training, practices, and competitions. To prepare for the long ski season, Strong and her classmates trained in South America in the fall and then traveled to Canada and Europe for races in winter.While many of her classmates went on to pursue Olympic glory, Strong, a coveted collegiate recruit, came to Harvard confident in her skiing ability (her twin sister, Anne, will captain the Dartmouth College ski team next season), but less certain how her academic life would unfold.“I had no idea what to expect coming here, and it was definitely intimidating” to come to Harvard from a high school where athletics were the top priority, she said. “But it’s been really exciting, and it’s really fun being in the middle of something where everyone is really excited about what they’re doing.”As a competitive skier, Strong regularly rose before dawn and made her way from Cabot House to Harvard’s athletic facilities in Allston to make the two-hour trip to New Hampshire with her coach and teammates for practice. By the time she disembarked at the Science Center for her first class of the day, it would be early afternoon. On weekends, Strong left town to compete in collegiate and international races during a ski season that ran from October to April. That grueling schedule made it difficult for her to be fully immersed in her new and growing passion for mechanical engineering. So this year, she chose to set competitive skiing aside.“I came here as a fully dedicated athlete. It was the only thing I knew how to do,” Strong said. But “each year academics became a bigger and bigger part of my life.”In summer, Strong worked in a materials science lab, and designed beams, roofs, and a building foundation for a local structural engineering firm. She also helped study the structural integrity of beams holding up an old Boston wharf. “That was really fun, and I realized I wanted to figure out why something is working instead of designing something to work,” she said.Strong’s senior thesis looked at the link between the shape and the performance of bird beaks on Darwin’s famous finches. Using finite element analysis, fine CT scans of the beaks were converted into complex computer models. The models were then tested to see how stress is distributed throughout the beak when force is applied, in the hope of learning if beak shape affects what the birds can eat (it does) and whether form does indeed follow function (why, yes, it does).“More broadly, what I’m interested in is the idea that nature has already solved a lot of structural problems, so if we can look at natural solutions, maybe we can learn something that we can engineer ourselves,” Strong said.Strong will enter graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to begin work on a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.“What’s been amazing for me is to follow her evolution,” said Strong’s thesis adviser, Katia Bertoldi, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “She came here with the goal to be an awesome skier — and she did — but then she’s grown, and now her dream is to be a faculty member. It’s been fun to see.”last_img read more

20 Dec

Peruvian Navy, Guardian of Protected Natural Areas

first_imgBy Gonzalo Silva Infante/Diálogo March 06, 2018 The Peruvian Navy (MGP, in Spanish) began 2018 dealing blows to illegal mining in the Madre de Dios jungle region, in the southeast of Peru. Through the General Directorate of Captainships and Coast Guard, MGP conducted several operations on the Malinowski River, near the Tambopata national reserve, from January 8th-10th. During patrols of the river and its tributaries, coast guard units detected illegal mining activity.“We made an operations plan,” said to Diálogo MGP Lieutenant Junior Grade Jonathan Novoa Cabrera, assigned to the Coast Guard Captaincy of Puerto Maldonado, the capital of the Madre de Dios region. “We located the spots, and members of both the Navy and the Attorney General’s office entered by foot from the Malinowski River.”The operations were successful. Units destroyed a clandestine mining campsite, 15 suction pumps, 17 engines, six mining rafts, and a chainsaw.MGP reinforcementsIllegal mining in the vicinity of the Tambopata reserve dates back many years. The National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP, in Spanish)—a subordinate body of the Peruvian Ministry of Environment—detected illicit activity in the reserve in early 2000. By 2015, the criminals had invaded the reserve itself, prompting SERNANP to request MGP reinforcement.“In this scenario, and with the requirements from the Ministry of the Environment, through SERNANP, the Navy entered the Tambopata National Reserve permanently,” MGP Captain Eduardo Silva Marzuka, head of the Coast Guard Operations Command, told Diálogo. “They envisioned a two-part strategy: tackle illegal mining itself around the Malinowski River, and cut off illegal smuggling of supplies, fuel, and chemicals through the rivers.”To put the plan into action, MGP created a unit dedicated to eradicating illegal mining in the area of the Tambopata Reserve. The group, whose personnel alternates twice a month, set up at Las Palmeras base in the town of Mazuko, on the edge of the reserve. The unit also counts on the support of the Puerto Maldonado Coast Guard Captaincy.“The operations area is made up of the Inambari River and the Malinowski River,” Capt. Silva said. “It also [includes] the other Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers, where operations against illegal mining are also carried out.”Devastating activityMGP destroys equipment used for illegal mining as soon as it is confiscated. (Photo: Peruvian Navy)Illegal mining has a huge impact on the Peruvian environment. The deforestation that results from the activity devastates the Amazon rainforest, and the use of mercury in the extraction process pollutes rivers and harms the population.According to the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP), an NGO of the United States, Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, Peru lost an estimated 143,500 hectares of forest in 2017. The Madre de Dios region, the MAAP indicated, is one of the main deforestation zones.With the increase in the price of gold on the international market, illegal mining became more mechanized and industrialized. The work of MGP evolved to detect campsites and destroy equipment used, as well as monitor the transport of chemical supplies and fuel used in this activity.“In the Inambari [River], the illegal transport of fuel is something that goes from Puno [city in the southeast of Peru] to the town of Mazuko every day,” said MGP Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ronald Sierra, assigned to Las Palmeras base. Jungle operations are not only demanding, but also risky. “On one occasion there were shots from breech-loading arms,” CWO 2 Sierra said about the January operations.Successful effortsWith MGP presence, invaded areas reduced notably. Although deforestation continues in Madre de Dios, MAAP indicated that forest loss in 2017 was the lowest in five years. According to data from the Tambopata Reserve, 95 percent of the areas invaded, or 721 hectares, were recovered.In 2017, MGP destroyed 11 campsites, 431 mining rafts, 26 dredges, and more than 1,000 different pieces of equipment, such as engines, suction pumps, and generators, among others, in the Madre de Dios region. The Navy also seized more than 23,000 gallons of fuel and arrested 35 people.“This is quite a considerable effort because we have dedicated a group of people to permanently combat [illegal mining] in the Tambopata National Reserve,” Capt. Silva concluded. “That means travel expenses, equipment that we implement all year long […] because our goal is to completely free [the area] from illegal mining.”last_img read more

4 Aug

Pulitzer Winner Tony Horwitz Speaks At Brookdale

first_imgBy Linda StewartMIDDLETOWN – Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Horwitz, bestselling historian and author, was the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Jacob Needle Lecture, at Brookdale Com­munity Col­lege the evening of  April 11. The event, sponsored by the college’s history department,  generated an overflow audience, estimated as half Brookdale students and faculty, half  local citizenry, doubtless a reflection of   Horwitz’s  popularity as both author and speaker.The 8th Anniversary of  the Jacob Needle Lecture coincided with the publication of Horwitz’s most recent book Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War,  a re-telling of  John Brown’s epic raid on October 16, 1859 of the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia. Speaking in the same comfortable style that characterizes his writing, Horwitz dismissed the widely accepted view of  Connecticut-born John Brown as a wild-eyed, semi-crazed, religious zeal­ot. Instead he painted a portrait of a devoted family man, a farmer, an anguished ideal­ist  who saw slavery as an offense against God and nationhood. In the name of abolition, Brown led his self-styled “army”  of 18 followers  in a misconceived military adventure to occupy the U.S. arsenal. His effort was swiftly put down by U.S. troops under the command of then-Colonel Robert E. Lee. Forty-seven days later, John Brown strangled to death at the end of a too-short hangman’s rope in an execution that continues to reverberate through our country’s history.Tony Horwitz, 54 years old is the author of  Blue Latitudes, an account of Captain Cook’s South Pacific voyages in the 18th century; Confederates in the Attic, an examination of the ongoing effects of the Civil War throughout the South; A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscov­ering the New World; and Baghdad Without a Map. He is married to Australian-born Geraldine Brooks, also a Pulitzer Prize winner. With their two young sons they live on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.last_img read more

3 Aug

Quebec knocks Team B.C. out of the medal hunt with 4-0 win

first_imgTeam B.C. found the going a little tough at the Canada Winter Games Thursday after dropping a 4-0 decision to  high-powered Quebec in quarter final action.Team B.C. now plays Nova Scotia in the relegation round. The teams play for sixth and seventh spots in the field.Team Quebec advances to the semi final against Team Ontario. Team Alberta and Saskatchewan meet in the other medal round contest.Team B.C., which includes Nelson Minor Hockey product Aimee DiBella, lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision Wednesday to Team Saskatchewan to drop into 1-3 in Pool A play.Team B.C. opened with a 4-0 loss to Alberta Sunday.Team B.C. then lost 4-1 to Ontario Monday. DiBella had two minutes in penalties.DiBella & Company finally got a win Tuesday, defeating Team Newfoundland & Labrador 4-0.Along with DiBella on Team B.C. is Kootenay Wildcats teammate Daley Oddy of Cranbrook.Also on Team B.C. is Ella Matteucci of Fruitvale. Matteucci played last season for the Cats but this year is playing in Wilcox, Sask., at the Notre Dame Hockey Academy.Last week the Team B.C. Men’s squad backed into the playoffs before reeling off a string of victories to claim the gold medal.The Team B.C. squad include Luke Bertolucci of Montrose.last_img read more

3 Aug

Leafs open KIJHL season Friday against defending champs from Beaver Valley

first_imgThe Leafs enter the contest with a new coach in Dave McLellan, who replaces Frank Maida behind the bench.The veteran skipper has been tested already, getting a late start to coaching the Green and White after being thrust into the coaching position late in the off-season when first pick, Matt Hughes surprisingly resigned.McLellan has had his work cut out for him finding the right mix of players to roster the Leafs and fans should not be surprised if the opening night roster looks very different in a few weeks when a few more Junior A cuts filter into the dressing room.What McLellan does have is a ton of experience on the blueline as no less than four quality defencemen — Darnel St. Pierre, Patrick Croome, Robson Cramer and Austin Lindsay — return to the Green and White.Adam Maida is also back to hold down the backstopping duties. The Nelson Minor Hockey product hopes to rebound from an injury-plagued season.Up front it’s work in progress as Nolan Percival is back along with Alaskan native Aaron Dunlap and versatile center Austin Lindsay.McLellan has very little time to get the Leafs’ roster set as Nelson plays six of its first seven league games at home.Saturday Nelson meets Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena before hosting Kamloops Storm, Kimberley Dynamiters and Sicamous Eagles to round out September.ICE CHIPS: Season tickets for the Leafs on sale at the Nelson Sports Council upstairs in the Chamber of Commerce building on Hall Street — 250-352-3989 The colder weather can only mean one thing — hockey is back.The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season kicks of on five fronts as 19 teams look to dethrone defending champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks from the top of the podium.The Hawks made the 2014 campaign a season for the history books as the Fruitvale-based squad swept all three Junior B titles— KIJHL, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup.The Nelson Leafs have the first opportunity to beat up on the Hawks as the Heritage City franchise hosts Beaver Valley in one of five games to open the season.Game time is 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

2 Aug


first_imgThere is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $437,763 into Memorial Day, Monday at Santa Anita and track officials expect the total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million.The Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, for fillies and mares three and up at a mile and one eighth on turf, has been carded as Monday’s eighth race and will highlight a 10-race program.First post time on Monday is at 2 p.m.  The Pick Six will start with the fifth race, which has an approximate post time of 4 p.m. PDT.  Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m.For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

10 Feb

NCB Intercol Champs starts today

first_img 1 p.m.: Triple jump – men 2 p.m: 3000m steeplechase – women 3:30 p.m: Long jump – women 4 p.m: 400m hurdles – women 4:15 p.m: 400m hurdles – men 5:15 p.m: 800m – women 5:20 p.m: 800m – men 6:30 p.m: 100m – women 6:35 p.m: 100m – men The University of Technology (UTech), the defending male and female champions, will be hoping for more success when the two-day NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships begins today at the National Stadium. Start time is 1 p.m. The meet is being sponsored for the second year by National Commercial Bank (NCB). At Wednesday’s launch, NCB announced $3 million in sponsorship for the meet. Associate sponsors are Lucozade and new sponsors Island Grill. Global apparel maker Nike will be a clothing sponsor. Belinda Williams, NCB’s group corporate communications manager, said at Wednesday’s launch: “Sports is something I am passionate about. Our intention is to make it better every time.” She added: “We are cognisant of the ever-increasing importance of sports in defining the heart and soul of Jamaica. This is why we did not hesitate when asked to come on board with sponsorship assistance.” The meet director is MVP president Bruce James, who described it as a “good transition for athletes from the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.” UTech should be strongly challenged by former champions GC Foster College in both categories, while the likes of the University of West Indies and a new-look Mico University College team should make the championships intense and exciting. Fourteen finals – eight on the track and six in the field – will be contested on today’s opening day. Several former high school stars will be competing in their first intercollegiate championships. These include World Junior 400 m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde, who is expected to compete in his pet event along with Michael O’Hara in the 100m and Martin Manley in the 400m. All three are teammates at the University of the West Indies. Dawnalee Loney and Tiffany James will compete for Mico University in the 400m. James is fresh off her 400m bronze at the Carifta Games in Grenada last weekend. Entrance fees are $200 for students with IDs on today’s first day and $500 without. Tomorrow, it will be $400 with IDs and $1,000 without. Selected finalslast_img read more

24 Dec

Bacon Named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year

first_imgJergens, a senior defensive lineman, started all 11 games. He recorded 19 tackles, including a team-leading three sacks and led the team with two forced fumbles. Jergens holds a 3.98 GPA in finance. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. Bacon, a senior offensive lineman from Hastings, Minn., is the Bulldogs’ first PFL Scholar-Athlete of the year since former linebacker Taylor Coleman shared the award with Butler’s JoJo Ciancio in 2014. Bacon started 10-of-11 games this season. He helped block for Drake’s backs, led by fifth-year senior Drew Lauer, who rushed for 1,608 yards and scored a team-high 17 touchdowns and protect freshman quarterback Ian Corwin. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. Morales, a sophomore defensive back, had an outstanding second season. He started 11 games and finished second on the team in total tackles with 66, including team-leading 49 unassisted tackles. Morales owns a 3.74 GPA in health sciences clinical applied. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. Bacon graduated with his bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science and finance with a 3.93 grade point average. He is enrolled in Drake’s Masters of Business Administration program concentrating in business analytics and holds a 4.00 grade point average. Bacon has been named to the academic first-team three straight years. ST. LOUIS – Jacob Bacon is the Pioneer Football League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the PFL office announced Wednesday, Dec. 4. Bacon and six of his teammates placed on the 27th Academic All-PFL teams as voted by the league’s athletics communications directors. Steven Doran, Victor Jergens, Isaiah Kent-Schneider and Danny Morales joined Bacon on the first-team while Devin Cates was selected to the second-team. Kent-Schneider is a fifth-year senior who started 10 games on the offensive line with Bacon. He graduated with degrees in environmental science and secondary education. Kent-Schneider is enrolled in the STEM education master’s program with a 3.98 GPA. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. Doran, a fifth-year senior wide receiver from Germantown, Wis., battled injury in his final season but still had 12 catches for 195 yards and one touchdown. He owns a 3.53 GPA as a physics and astronomy double major. Cates, a tight end/wide receiver, led the team in receptions (51), yards (627) and receiving touchdowns (9), including catching a touchdown in eight straight games to end the season. He is a psychology major with a 3.55 GPA. Cates earned his first-ever All-PFL honor Tuesday being named to the 2019 first-team. Pioneer Football League athletic directors established the Academic All-PFL squads in 1993 as a way to recognize the league’s outstanding student-athletes. To be eligible for Academic All-PFL consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, reached his second season academically and played at least one full season at his current institution. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

28 Oct

15 days agoPrandelli: Why Giampaolo failed with AC Milan

first_imgPrandelli: Why Giampaolo failed with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Italy coach Cesare Prandelli feels for Marco Giampaolo after his dismissal by AC Milan.Prandelli says the players were not up to Giampaolo’s demands.“Seeing the team from the outside, I did develop a theory as to why things went so wrong,” Prandelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport.“Giampaolo loves a reasoned-out style of football that follows certain patterns, whereas all their players are instinctive and don’t follow tactics.“It becomes difficult at that point to find some common ground. Having said all that, Giampaolo 100 per cent deserves his tag as a great Coach in Italian football, it’s just this squad didn’t suit his ideas.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more