Advertisement Melanie May | 21 March 2016 | News 49 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Scotland social finance Social investment charity Allia is helping the Scottish Government fund almost 1,000 new homes over the next two years by helping it invest £50m in charitable bonds.The bonds, issued by Allia, provide a new source of finance for housing associations to build around 750 new affordable homes, while interest on the loans provides grants for 200 social homes.The interest on the charitable bonds loans is made immediately available by Allia as charitable donations for the Scottish Government to direct to charities. In this programme, the Scottish Government treats it as a social housing grant, and accounts for it through the Affordable Housing Supply Programme.This year’s £25.6m investment has resulted in £18.9m in loans for new affordable homes, and over £6.7m in grant funding, to be allocated by the Scottish Government, to build new homes for social rent.Four housing associations will benefit from this year’s £25m bonds – Kingdom in Fife, Eildon in the Borders, Orkney and Ayrshire. A further £25m is earmarked for 2016-17.Phil Caroe, Allia director of social finance said:“The four loans made by Allia with Scottish Government’s investment will have significant benefit for communities across the country. We’re seeing strong demand already from potential borrowers for next financial year and will be inviting other investors to come alongside the Government to support the development of more affordable housing in Scotland.” 50 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Charitable bonds investment to fund new homes in Scotland
Facebook Twitter The Wendels also grow pumpkins, ornamental gourds, flowers, and horticulture crops which are all crops that like a cool, wet, spring, “I just planted my mums, and they really like this cool wet weather.” She said they will not plant their pumpkins until late June. Wendel is optimistic about this growing season saying, with adequate rains, they will have very good crops this year. Each fall the Wendels open their farm for school tours and host special educational activities to help people understand how farmers provide food and how the farm business works. Some Farmers Welcome Wet Late Spring SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Visit Welden Farm While some growers were frustrated by the wet weather which delayed planting by almost a month, others welcomed the delay and the moisture. Suzanne Wendel and her husband farm in Franklin County where, like most of the state, it has been a wet spring, “It has been very wet, but most — but not all — of the corn has been planted.” She told HAT that the warm temperatures over the past few weeks has helped the crops get off to a good start. In addition to corn and soybeans, they also operate an agri-tourism business which includes a corn maze. She said this spring has been ideal for corn maze planting, “We don’t plant the corn maze until early June and use a long season hybrid so the crop will stay greener longer into the fall.” She said last year the late-planted maze field was not harvested until November but was their highest yielding field. By Gary Truitt – Jun 3, 2013 Some Farmers Welcome Wet Late Spring Home Indiana Agriculture News Some Farmers Welcome Wet Late Spring Previous articleTime to Apply for 2014 ASA/DuPont Young Leader ProgramNext articlePurdue College of Ag gets 6th in World Rankings Gary Truitt
Community News Thursday: El Monte (3-2) vs Marshall (3-1) at Pasadena High SchoolMarshall is coming off its bye week and begins Mission Valley League play with an El Monte team that started the season 0-2, but is now on a three-game win streak.The Eagles will continue to rely on a rushing game that averages 406 yards per game.Marshall is led by Duguesclin Paul’s 220 yards per game and 7 touchdowns.Isaiah Fry had also been solid for coach Scott Faer, with over 80 yards rushing per game.El Monte senior Saul Chavez has been a jack of all trades.Chavez has taken snaps at quarterback, scored a TD on the ground, and leads his team with four receiving TD’s and 243 yards on 19 receptions.El Monte gave up 84 points in the first two games (both losses) but have allowed just 22 total points in the last three in wins over Azusa, Gladstone and Mountain View.“Stopping El Monte will take getting pressure on their quarterback,” Faer said. “He throws a good ball and his receivers don’t drop the ball. We need to put some good hits on their receivers. We need to be extremely aggressive. It’s the style of offense we play. We want to wear down their defense. We’ll pound the rock and be patient.”Mission Valley League Standings:South El Monte (5-0 overall, 1-0 in league)Arroyo (4-1, 1-0)Marshall (3-1, 0-0)El Monte (3-2, 1-0)Gabrielino (2-2, 0-1)Mountain View (2-3, 0-1)Rosemead (0-5, 0-1) Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Sports Football Preview: Marshall Begins Mission Valley Play, Gets El Monte Thursday Night at Pasadena High School By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 7:24 pm Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
ITHACA, N.Y. — News isn’t always doom and gloom. As part of our series of 2018 recaps, we wanted to share a collection of stories that highlights positive news, interesting or offbeat features and fascinating goings-on in Tompkins County. Since the New Year, we have also looked back on stories about development, crime and courts and photos. See those stories here.Click the image associated with each story to read more.Ithaca Kitty makes a comebackThe Ithaca Kitty makes its way down the line. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)The storied Ithaca Kitty has had more than nine lives, it seems, making a comeback more than a century after its debut. The History Center in Tompkins County revived the iconic toy from Ithaca’s history, which was first in vogue in the 1890s. The plush cat is modeled after Ithaca feline Caesar Grimalkin, complete with his six toes.Makerspace open for tinkerers at TCPLTompkins County Public Library opened the Makerspace, a workshop complete with tools like 3-D printers and embroidery machines, for Tompkins tinkerers. With group trainings and help from librarians, library-goers can learn to use new technology or use equipment to put the finishing touches on works-in-progress.Local resident ranks among world’s best in Scottish Highland GamesCourtney McGuire competes in the caber toss. (Provided Photo)Throwing hammers, stones and telephone pole-sized logs is a strength of local resident Courtney McGuire, who is recognized as one of the best in the world in the old Scottish tradition of the Highland Games. McGuire, of Trumansburg, works in youth programming and recreation at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center. In her spare time, even sometimes on a lunch break, she throws heavy objects of different shapes and sizes — from stones to hefty burlap sacks — to strength train for heavy event competitions. We spoke with McGuire to learn what it takes to become a Highland Games champion.Tompkins celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ DayMembers of the Cayuga Nation perform a traditional smoke dance at the 2018 First Peoples Festival in Ithaca. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)As Tompkins County recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time in 2018, we put local indigenous communities’ efforts to rebuild in the spotlight and explored indigenous healing traditions in Newfield.Kids theater company gets a new home Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Tagged: 2018 in review, features, Positive Stories Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor R2P founder and artistic director Joey Steinhagen shares the plan for a permanent home with the kids and their families. (Provided by R2P)The Running to Places theater company roamed for a decade before putting down roots this year at the Shops at Ithaca Mall. R2P is made up of kids and teens from all over the county and is making use of its new auditorium space to reach more kids and audience members with its creative productions.Tracking down a pig on the Black Diamond TrailReaders went hog-wild over a story about an allegedly wild hog, though it turned out the pig spotted on the Black Diamond Trail was merely an escaped potbelly. Following a tip suggesting the animal was a feral pig, we spoke to wildlife experts to confirm that it was in fact a harmless pet out for an unauthorized stroll.‘Black girl alchemists’ celebrate Southside historyThe UNITED dance group performs “Black Love” at the “African Americans in Ithaca” forum. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)Southside Community Center came together with the History Center of Tompkins County to celebrate the Southside neighborhood’s history as a hub of Ithaca’s black community. The African Americans in Ithaca weekend forum featured dance performances, speaker panels and a demonstration of the HistoryForge historical mapping app.The growth of Finger Lakes wineNew York wine featured at Cellar d’Or on the Ithaca Commons. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)While 2018 was a wet year for grape growers in the area, it was a great year for the Finger Lakes area’s past vintages. As Finger Lakes wines climbed in national rankings, we explored facets of the industry from farming to fermenting and bottling with an expert from Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.A purr-fect way to lift one’s spiritsWhat’s more heartwarming than a photo gallery of adorable kittens? A cafe full of them. The Alley Cat Cafe opened its doors downtown in June, giving patrons a chance to play with cats and also enjoy a vegetarian meal.Sharing spooky storiesIthacans are spooked about plenty in the present-day, but we dove into the city’s past to uncover some of the stories that have haunted locals for over a century. From mysterious disappearances to acts of revenge, these grisly tales aren’t exactly heartwarming, but highlighted the city’s colorful history this Halloween. Kelsey O’Connor
Unjustified complaints?On 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article How to correctly deal with a sexual accusation and encouraging a newemployee to accept his ethnic colleagues. Advice by Madelyn P JenningsQ: “A manager who reports to me has complained several times that thesexist attitudes of some of her co-workers have impeded her advancement. In atleast one instance, she had a legitimate reason to complain about an obnoxiouspeer and we spoke to him about his comments, but we’ve not found any basis forher other complaints. How can I help her move past these suspicions?” A: This situation reminds me of a book by Laura Archera Huxley calledYou Are Not The Target (Metamorphous Press, Reissue Edition, 1995). Huxleydemonstrates that much of what happens to you is not intended, may be randomand certainly isn’t aimed at making you a victim. Huxley offers suggestionsabout how to become more objective in responding to things that happen to us. Your employee has had an upsetting encounter with a peer, and yourorganisation responded with a counselling session with him. However, sheapparently believes career-slowing sexist attitudes continue to affect her.This isn’t to suggest she shouldn’t be concerned, but I would recommend youadvise her to focus more on her performance than the attitudes of herco-workers. If an investigation hasn’t produced evidence for her othercomplaints, she might be complaining about sexism when her discontent reallystems from elsewhere. I might tell her I would like to have tea or coffee with her to talk abouther career aspirations. If she had her wish, what would her next job be? Whatabout the job after that and what would be the next steps towards those goals?Ask her, too, how she sees her present work environment. Listen closely. Shemay raise some criticisms you haven’t heard before, plus some you may alreadyhave. Address their validity one by one. As her manager, it’s yourresponsibility to determine if the environment is the problem and, if so, it’syour responsibility to fix it. However, if you conclude that she is using the complaint system as a crutchto mask some shortcomings, you must carefully but firmly walk her through ananalysis showing why her concerns aren’t valid. Q: “There has been a lot of recent discussion about the need torespect diversity in the workplace and elsewhere. Unfortunately, I have anemployee who is very cool, even curt, with people of other races and someethnic groups. He is a newcomer from a small town and our organisation is alarge one in an urban centre. How can I help him overcome his possibleprejudices?” A: It may be hard to tell if this person is simply shy; feeling outof his depth and somewhat intimidated by the faster-paced, big-city environmenthe finds himself working in; or seething with prejudices he learned from hisfamily or in his community. Whatever the reason, it is important you get to thebottom of it. First, I’d sit down with him and some of his peers, perhaps with a diversityexpert to facilitate the discussion, to talk about how they can respond to theneed to respect diversity. See what comes out around the table. If he’s silent through most of the meeting, follow it up immediately with aone-on-one conversation. Try to get him to talk about the issue. Use theconversation as an opportunity to underline that your company values diversityand it’s not a “would-be-nice” type of operating principle, butactually a business imperative. Remind him that the world is more diverse andsuccess comes from all types of people working together. Review some top-line statistics about the employee and customer base thatillustrate how diversity management has a bottom-line component. Explain howemployee satisfaction and customer loyalty are based on trust and respect,which develop through basic communication. His curt behaviour mayunintentionally signal a lack of respect, which can prompt reactions directlyopposed to loyalty indicators. You might involve him in a training session with some of his colleagues,including videotaping them in role-playing exercises with diversity themes.When people see themselves on tape, they usually get a clearer sense of howthey come across, for good or bad. To see if these steps are producing results, observe him in meetings to seeif he is more forthcoming than before. Try to ascertain if he’s interacted morecomfortably with co-workers of other races or ethnic groups and if he’s relaxedenough to engage in camaraderie that he seemed unreceptive to before. I would continue to talk with him to let him air his feelings about his job,his performance, his adjustment to the urban scene, his suggestions forimproving matters in the workplace. I’d probably add him to a committee or teamto help him connect with people and work more co-operatively. If he has real biases,they will emerge in these situations. And then serious counselling and probablya performance improvement plan, may be in order. MadelynP Jennings is a principal of the Cabot Advisory Group (www.cabotgrp.com), aUS-based company of veteran senior HR executives from global organisations.Cabot principals have direct experience designing and implementing creative,practical solutions to today’s leading HR challenges. Jennings was formerlysenior vice-president of HR at Gannett Co.
View post tag: News by topic US Navy: New RAM Reaches Initial Operational Capability View post tag: Navy May 18, 2015 View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Initial View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy: New RAM Reaches Initial Operational Capability Share this article View post tag: capability View post tag: operational View post tag: USS Arlington The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15.RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the German government that has yielded the U.S. taxpayer more than $800 million in cost avoidance and has delivered arguably one of the most capable anti-ship cruise missile defense systems in the world. The new RAM Block 2 missile is designed to counter advanced anti-ship cruise missile threats that U.S. and Allied Navies face today.The IOC declaration is the culmination of cooperative developmental and operational testing events between the U.S. Navy and the German government spanning the last two years. Compared to previous configurations, Block 2 provides significantly improved kinematic performance in maneuverability and range as well as a more sophisticated radio frequency receiver. These improvements allow RAM to increase the battlespace and engage low probability of intercept threats at longer ranges.Prior to the IOC declaration, the U.S. Navy and German government successfully demonstrated the enhanced ship self-defense effectiveness of the Block 2 RAM during testing at the Pacific Missile Range Center at Point Mugu, California, between May 2013 and March 2015.In 2014, the program had a highly successful test and evaluation run where it scored hits on several extremely challenging target sets. Currently, RAM protects the U.S Navy’s CVN, LCS, LHA, LHD, LSD and LPD 17 class warships and twenty-two of Germany’s warships.The RAM Program Office is aligned with Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, which manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems, and coordinates Navy enterprise solutions across ship platforms.Image: US Navy Authorities View post tag: RAM
Justice Reform Is At An Historic Crossroad Bob Barr Bob Barr for TOWNHALLWhile professional athletes like second-string NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick engage in immature “protests” over some perceived peeve with our country’s criminal justice system, Republicans in Congress are diligently working to meaningfully improve America’s justice system. Whether they succeed in their historic effort, however, remains up in the air and its future may very well be decided this week.Currently, three bills pending in the U.S. House – the Sentencing Reform Act, the Recidivism Risk Reduction Act, and the Criminal Code Improvement Act — remain backed by bipartisan coalitions both inside and outside the government. As anyone who has maintained even a passing acquaintance with congressional goings-on in recent years knows, cooperation between Left and Right on any issue is unusual; and something that is extremely rare on a matter as substantive as criminal justice reform.While the “social justice” movement espoused by far Left radicals like Black Lives Matter has poisoned much of the public debate surrounding justice reform, genuine criminal justice reform lead by Republicans in the House and Senate, is a truly worthy cause that all conservatives should support. As highlighted recently in remarks by FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon in support of the proposals, “Our justice system is in crisis. Our prison populations and budgets have ballooned out of control. Americans are being crippled by sentences disproportional to their crime. Our system should rehabilitate and reform those in need, not warehouse nonviolent offenders and burden our nation.”Far more than in the past, support for criminal justice reform among conservatives is growing; with many of the reforms touching on principles long-favored by conservatives. For example, even as the current proposed reforms strengthen due process rights – a principle not always championed by traditional conservatives – at the same time they would begin to reverse the trend toward systemic over-criminalization that long has bothered conservatives, and which distracts police officers from pursuing real criminal activity such as violent crimes.Also, the reforms incorporated in the pending legislation would help to keep families together; a benefit conservatives have argued for years would dramatically help reduce poverty and steer young people away from future criminal behavior. And, perhaps most important to conservatives, the Sentencing Reform Act alone is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to save $769 million in taxpayer funds, by finally addressing prison overcrowding.Criminal justice reform truly is a historic win for conservative values. Unfortunately, this is precisely why its critics resort to fear-mongering, not facts, in attempting to derail this landmark effort.One need only look to several conservative states that have enacted similar criminal justice reform bills, to see the benefits of what is now being proposed nationally. States including Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina have witnessed significant drops in incarceration rates and criminal recidivism, as a direct result of state-level criminal justice reforms. Taxpayers in these states have enjoyed the added benefit of saving millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent on a broken system. “Texas used to spend billions locking people up for minor offenses,” former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who helped spearhead reform in his state, remarked on his efforts. “We implemented common sense policies that made not only Texas tough, but also smart on crime.”Perry justifiably calls these results “extraordinary,” noting that already the crime rate in the Lone Star State has dropped to its lowest levels since 1968, while saving its taxpayers nearly $2.0 billion.This is why the efforts now underway in Congress, spearheaded by GOP leaders Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, are so critical. The current prison crisis worsens with each new inmate added to the federal prison system by an outdated sentencing structure that allows for little, if any discretion for judges to differentiate between drug kingpins and non-violent, low level offenders. And, with more than 4,000 federal criminal laws on the books already, and countless more overlapping regulatory and state laws, criminal justice reform reduces the risk that innocent and otherwise non-violent offenders will be swept into the ruinous criminal justice system that should be focusing on the truly heinous criminals.We stand at the crossroads of a truly historic moment in America, in which a decades-overdue overhaul of the criminal justice system promises to make our country a far better place in which to pursue the American dream. The conservative case for sentencing reform is clear, and the time for action is now.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Unifine has added a new vegetable-based alternative to egg-based glazes, which can be used on products such as hot cross buns. UniShine is a sterilised, clean-label, ready-to-use gloss, which is created from vegetable proteins. It offers bakers shiny-topped products, and a uniform, non-sticky surface which doesn’t cling to silicon paper or baking trays, according to the firm.The liquid ready-to-use spray is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and contains no allergens, e-numbers, preservatives or GMOs. It is also free of hydrogenated fat and palm oil.”From January 2012, it will be illegal in EU countries to produce eggs from battery-caged birds,” commented Simon Solway, UK MD of Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients. “Moreover, the increasing demand for eggs from free-range chickens is pushing prices upwards.” UniShine is available in 20kg bags or a 1-ton tank. A guide on the use of the product and its applications is also available.
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Concern about keeping Hoosier workforce safe as businesses reopen By Network Indiana – May 9, 2020 0 284 Facebook WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana businesses began emerging from lockdown Monday, with more coming up next week. Indiana’s unions say they want to make sure workers are protected when they do.Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council executive director Pete Rimsans says the Holcomb administration has done a good job creating safety guidelines for different industries. But he says the state needs to go further and spell out the specifics of what businesses need to do to protect workers from coronavirus. He says the local barbershop or nail salon isn’t likely to have an industrial hygienist on staff. And even large factories with experience in occupational safety regulations are more accustomed to preventing accidents than infections.Coronavirus precautions have prompted some improvisation in Indiana workplaces which have stayed open through the shutdown. United Auto Workers and United Steelworkers locals in South Bend and Lake County say they’ve worked with management on safety protocols, but disinfectant and masks are still hard to come by, especially the N-95 masks being steered to medical workers.United Steelworkers Local 1066 president Mark Lash says U-S Steel Gary Works had to make its own disinfecting wipes with bleach, water and paper towels after burning through its supplies.South Bend Senator David Niezgodski (D) says companies which don’t have enough face coverings for everyone shouldn’t be allowed to reopen till they do. And Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says he’s concerned the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have enough manpower to investigate hundreds of complaints tied to coronavirus precautions.A state marketplace opened Wednesday to help companies get sanitizer and face shields, though not medical-grade masks. Niezgodski says a limit of 10-thousand supply bundles the first week is “woefully inadequate,” even as a backstop for shortages on the open market. Previous articleIndiana Dunes, other state parks to resume collecting entrance feesNext articleElderly man found dead near capsized boat in Berrien County lake Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest
Country star Jason Aldean was onstage performing at Route 91 Harvest Festival when every music fan’s worst nightmare came true last Sunday in Las Vegas. During county superstar Jason Aldean‘s set at Route 91 Harvest Festival, a shooter opened fire on the thousands of concert-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel across the street from the concert’s grounds, killing nearly 60 people and injuring more than 500 more.On Saturday night, Aldean made an unannounced appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he spoke about the Vegas shooting and the subsequent fallout during the show’s cold open. The singer wore his emotions on his sleeve, stoically yet sincerely addressing the millions watching.“This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone I’m struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal,” Aldean said. “So many people are hurting and they’re our children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends. They’re all part of our family. I want to say to them, we hurt for you and we hurt with you,” he continued. “You can be sure we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.”Following his brief statement, Aldean and his band counted into a particularly appropriate cover of Tom Petty‘s Full Moon Fever (1989) classic “I Won’t Back Down.” This week, the world also said goodbye to Petty after he suffered a heart attack and passed away on Monday, October 2nd, the day after the Vegas shooting. Aldean’s rendition of the defiant anthem was both a fitting tribute to the late legend and an earnest message of hope after the horrifying events in Las Vegas a week ago.Below, you can watch Jason Aldean perform Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” on SNL in the wake of the horrific mass shooting during his performance in Las Vegas last weekend:Aldean’s appearance on SNL, hosted this week by Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, marked the Georgia native’s first public performance since the shooting. He canceled three scheduled concerts on his They Don’t Know Tour this weekend out of respect for the victims and is set to return to the road on October 12th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.