The exciting new Vertex Festival is set to take place in Buena Vista, CO from August 5-7, bringing artists like Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio Band and ODESZA out for this inaugural celebration. The much-hyped festival just got a lineup booster, as 11 exciting new artists have been tacked on to the Vertex lineup.Nationally-acclaimed artists Emancipator Ensemble, Buckwheat Zydeco and Dreamer’s Delight all lead the pack of artist additions, but there’s plenty more music to be excited about. A bounty of Colorado-based musicians, including Drunken Hearts, Trout Steak Revival, Zach Heckendorf, Head For The Hills, Evanoff, The RunniKine, Mama Magnolia and Other Worlds, will all be in attendance.The full festival lineup can be seen below, and more information is available on the festival’s website.Lineup Announcement:Festival Site Sneak Peak:
The talented independent recording artist, television personality, and philanthropist Nicole Scherzinger has been named the Harvard Foundation’s 2013 Artist of the Year. The former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, now a talent judge on television’s “The X-Factor,” will be awarded the foundation’s most prestigious medal at its annual award ceremony on Saturday, before an audience of 1,200 students during the Cultural Rhythms festival.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present the distinguished musical artist Nicole Scherzinger with the 2013 Artist of the Year award at Harvard University,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “Her contributions to the performing arts, as well as her support for breast cancer research and initiatives for adults and children with special needs, are commendable and set an excellent example for our students.” Scherzinger has collaborated with other notable recording artists such as RedOne, Enrique Iglesias, and Sting, in addition to her recent work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on “The Phantom of the Opera.”In addition to her music career, Scherzinger has served as a judge during various seasons of the popular television show “The X-Factor” in both the U.S. and U.K. Known for her voice and dancing skills, Rolling Stone magazine ranked her ninth in its list of best dancing musicians. Further demonstrating her dancing skills, she won the 10th season as a celebrity contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” with her partner, Derek Hough.A champion for women and those with special needs, Scherzinger’s music and philanthropic work make her a true inspiration. “Harvard is pleased to recognize Nicole Scherzinger for her extraordinary contributions to the performing arts by awarding her the Harvard Foundation’s Artist of the Year medal,” said Professor Donald Pfister. “Her fine example as a performing artist who is concerned for the welfare and needs of others is a source of inspiration to our students, and all who welcome her to the University.”The Harvard Foundation, Harvard’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Its Artist of the Year award is a specially designed medal authorized by the president of the University, the dean of Harvard College, and the director of the Harvard Foundation. Previous awards have been presented to performing artists including Shakira, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, and Herbie Hancock, to name a few.More information on Cultural Rhythms.
Harvard welcomed 700 of its neighbors from Allston, Brighton, and Cambridge to the annual Community Football Day, held in bright sunshine on Saturday.For more than 20 years, Harvard has hosted neighbors on both sides of the river with game tickets as well as lunch, free of charge. This year’s game was Harvard vs. Lafayette.A pregame community tent, set up behind the Murr Center, provided visitors with family activities, including coloring. Members of the Harvard Crimson Dance Team painted faces and applied temporary Harvard tattoos.Coach Renel Jean of the undefeated Brighton High School Varsity football team brought dozens of players to the event. “This is a good thing for the community,” Jean said. “This is [the team’s] first time attending a division-one football game. Harvard is undefeated too, and we’re looking forward to watching them win another one.”Michael Dereus, a Brighton High wide receiver, leads the division in touchdown receptions. He was looking forward to seeing Nnamdi Obukwelu play for Harvard. “He was my mentor at Harvard Crimson Summer Academy,” Dereus explained. Dereus has a 3.9 GPA, and hopes to attend and play for Harvard.Jean also brought junior varsity players to the game to give them an experience and inspire them to come back next year. Junior varsity receiver Dexter Andrews said he wants to play for Harvard, too.Many of the team’s players come from Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury. They are leading their division in touchdown passes, rushing touchdowns, and receiving touchdowns.Lindsey Waters ’14 was one of the Harvard Crimson dancers on face-painting duty. “This makes us so happy,” said Cristina Ullmann of Cambridge as her two children proudly showed off their tattoos and excitedly pointed at the football players walking by.Thirteen-year-old Tommy Connolly brought his mother and his two younger brothers to the event. “This is exciting,” he said. “I play football, and I like to watch it live in the neighborhood.”Campers and staff from Camp Jabberwocky, one of the nation’s oldest camps for people with disabilities, were also enjoying the afternoon with a picnic. Steven Gardner, assistant professor in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been the volunteer camp doctor for the last 18 years, and brought many local campers to the game.There was also a raffle in the community tent for tickets to Harvard games against Dartmouth and Penn, as well as an athletic swag bag filled with goodies for a fun day in a stadium, including a foam finger and water bottle.The Harvard University Band made a semicircle around the community tent and played “Ten Thousand Men of Harvard” to the delight of the families and neighbors inside.“This is another beautiful day for community football. We’re happy to welcome our Allston-Brighton and Cambridge neighbors,” said Maile Takahashi, director of community programming for Harvard’s Public Affairs & Communications Department.Many neighbors were happy to see friendly faces from last year, including Jim Barrows, Harvard’s director of community relations and civic engagement. “I remember you!” half a dozen said to him as they picked up their tickets outside the Murr Center.“We are so glad to see so many families and individuals come out and enjoy community football day,” said Kevin Casey, associate vice president for public affairs and communications. “This is a wonderful opportunity for folks from Harvard and the community to get together and simply enjoy a beautiful day with a mutual interest in supporting great football and friendship in the fall.”To cap off the beautiful day, Harvard won, 35-16, and so continues undefeated.
Saint Mary’s President Jan Cervelli announced in a press release Friday that current director of multicultural services and student involvement Gloria Jenkins will serve as interim vice president of student affairs following Karen Johnson’s departure. President Cervelli announced Johnson’s resignation from her position as vice president of student affairs earlier this month.“Gloria has been at Saint Mary’s since 2015 and has done a fantastic job creating an inclusive and supportive environment for our students,” Cervelli said in an email. “I can think of no one whose background, commitment and personality are better suited for this interim position at this time.”Jenkins will begin working in the new role Oct. 1. As vice president of student affairs, Jenkins will provide executive oversight and guidance “related to student affairs programming and planning,” the release said. “Gloria’s expertise will further advance our efforts to develop and implement high-quality, student-centered approaches to support success in the non-academic dimensions of the Saint Mary’s experience, which are so essential to our holistic approach to education,” Cervelli said in the release. “I am extremely grateful to Gloria for taking on the interim role as we conduct a national search for a new vice president for student affairs.”The College will organize a search committee to help find the next vice president of student affairs later this fall, the release said. Tags: Gloria Jenkins, Karen Johnson, vice president of student affairs
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — According to an Ambert Alert sent out by the New York State Police, the Binghamton City Police Department is investigating a child abduction that happened on 50 Park Street in Binghamton at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 5. According to the Amber Alert, the “child was taken under circumstances that lead the police to believe that they are imminent danger of serious bodily harm and/or death”. Police say the vehicle they are looking for is a Black Eagle Talon with MD license plate 9884Z5. The VEHICLE was last seen traveling in the area of 50 Park Street. Anyone with information about this abduction is asked to call Binghamton City Police Department at (607) 772-7083 or dial 911. The two missing children are Autumn and Evelyn Collis, both 8 years old and close to 3 feet 6 inches tall. Autumn has red hair and green eyes and weighs around 52 pounds. Evelyn has blonde hair and gray eyes and is also about 52 pounds. 11:19 P.M. UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police have issued an update on the Amber Alert, police say they were last seen traveling south on I-81 and entering Pennsylvania. 11:00 p.m. UPDATE: New York State Police have updated the Amber Alert’s car description as a black 2015 Kia Forte, MD license plate 9EF0726. 1:58 A.M. UPDATE: According to Pennsylvania State Police the Amber Alert has been canceled and Autumn and Evelyn have been located safely. Police say the suspect is Amanda Collis. She’s a 37-year-old white woman with brown hair and green eyes. She is around 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds.
Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
“We propose raising the upper limit of a sentence or the total length of sentences which can be served in the electronic supervision system to 18 months,” the justice ministry said in a statement.Until now it was possible for sentences of up to a year.The ministry said nearly 5,000 prisoners were serving their sentences under electronic surveillance and 9,000 more qualify for it. After the changes, around 12,000 convicts who are not yet serving their sentences at home could qualify.Private radio RMF had earlier quoted Justice Ministry estimates that nearly 20,000 prisoners could benefit and said that older people sentenced to up to three years in prison could ask for a suspension of their term until the epidemic is over. Topics : Denying this, the ministry said it would be possible only “in exceptional cases”.Prisons have already banned visits and stopped letting most inmates work outside prison. Workshops in several prisons have started sewing protective masks and suits used in the fight against the coronavirus, the Justice Ministry said.It was not clear when the draft proposals might become law. There are more than 75,000 people held in 172 Polish prisons and detention centers. Poland plans to extend a program under which some prisoners are allowed to serve their sentences at home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.The justice ministry said its proposal could benefit up to 12,000 convicts who until now have not taken part in the program, under which prisoners are kept under electronic supervision.Poland has reported 692 coronavirus cases, including eight deaths form the virus. It has shut schools, cinemas and other public venues, banned foreigners from entering the country and urged Poles to stay at home where possible.
Shkodran Mustafi says Arsenal took their time adjusting to a back three (AP Photo)Shkodran Mustafi admits Unai Emery’s decision to play with a back three hampered Arsenal’s performance in their 1-1 draw with Vitoria on Wednesday.The German defender was responsible for Arsenal’s only shot on target as he put the Gunners in front with a header from Nicolas Pepe’s free-kick in the 80th minute.But Arsenal were unable to hold out for the victory as Bruno Duarte equalised for Vitoria in injury time, while the Portuguese club also came close to snatching a last-gasp winner.Emery opted to play Mustafi alongside Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Rob Holding in a three-man defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut Mustafi feels the decision meant that Arsenal’s players struggled to find ‘rhythm’ in the opening 45 minutes. Shkodran Mustafi blames Unai Emery’s tactics for Arsenal’s performance against Vitoria Bruno Duarte scored an injury-time equaliser for Vitoria (EPA)‘We need to stay calm. Everyone wants to show and give everything, sometimes when you are over-motivated it’s difficult to deal with that.‘But I think at the end of the day we need to stay calm, play our football, believe in ourselves and then in the final third try and do it a little bit more intelligently with more accuracy with our last pass.’The draw leaves Arsenal four points clear at the top of Group F with two matches remaining.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 Mustafi scored for Arsenal with 10 minutes remaining (Getty Images)When asked about being unable to see out the victory against Vitoria, Mustafi told BT Sport: ‘Unfortunately it’s not that easy.‘I would love to finish in the 90th minute but when you score a goal and you still have time left to play against a team like today they throw everything up front.‘Sometimes it’s not organised any more, they throw a lot of bodies in the box, they keep crossing, I think we could have done better but in the end we have to accept and take the point with us.“We could have dealt with it [Vitoria’s goal] a little bit earlier, rather than letting them put the cross in. In the end you have to accept it and move forward, take the positive things from the game. Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 6:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link112Shares Advertisement Unai Emery’s players registered just one shot on target against Vitoria (EPA)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 City‘They are a good side. They are in the Europa League for a reason, they have quality and are quite compact.‘We played with a back three, a system for a long time we didn’t play. So we needed our time a little bit to get the rhythm in.‘In the first half we didn’t do as we wanted. I think we came out better in the second half, had better rhythm, better passing.