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Travel Insurance. Who needs it?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleMiguel Angel Honorato, Sr. : February 10, 1986 – June 12, 2016Next articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here by Lee BoughanYou’ve spent months planning the perfect family vacation before the school season starts. You tell yourself- “We’re going no matter what!” That “what” suddenly becomes little Johnny running a high fever of 105 and with just days before your departure, you also get sick.Sound familiar? It’s funny because I am guilty of just that type of mentality- the days of “oh nothing’s going to happen before we go” are totally over.Enter, reality.People get sick. Yes, even me. I even got sick while on vacation and needed medical care!Hurricanes hit. Flooding occurs. Resorts get damaged.Your lovely boss needs you to stay to help with a company merger. Or worse, you get terminated.The story heard from a couple I met on a cruise was when his wife had an aneurysm, they had to helicopter her off the ship, imagine what that cost! And then she spent 3 weeks in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, not only was the hospitalization covered, but the insurance company paid all of his hotel costs to stay with her in Ft. Lauderdale until her could go home. You just never know.All these and more are reasons to buy Travel Insurance. Gone are those days of the negative thoughts about travel insurance. For the small cost of my trip investment, the three main reasons why I buy are: peace of mind, protection against the unexpected and concern over losing my financial investment in a trip. I’m telling you for fractions of what you invest in a trip from planning to actual cost, just having peace of mind is all I need.Check out some of the things that travel insurance will cover:Your baggage is lost or damaged.You’re involved in an accident and adequate medical treatment is not available. You need medical evacuation.You need to cancel your trip due to illness.Your cruise line, airline or tour operator goes bankrupt. You need your non-refundable expenses covered and to get to your destination.You have a medical emergency in a foreign country.A terrorist incident occurs in the city where you’re planning to visit and you want to cancel your trip.A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort, hotel or cruise.You are called for jury duty.As a seller of travel in Florida, I have to offer everyone travel insurance.  But it’s up to the traveler. I think travelers should have it. Too many bad things happen to good people at the worst-possible time.Lee Boughan is with Cruise Planners of Apopka.last_img read more

Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!© Erick Saillet+ 15 Share Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre MinassianSave this projectSaveChipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian Projects “COPY” Houses 2017 Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian Architects: AUM Pierre Minassian Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img France Photographs:  Erick Saillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Bisazza, Boffi, Catellani & Smith, Glas Trösch, Modular Lighting Instruments, Arthur BonnetArchitect In Charge:Pierre MinassianCity:LyonCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erick SailletRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The Chipster Blister House is born from the collaboration between a couple with 3 children and Pierre Minassian and his team of architects. The project is located on a sloping site in a small town in the Lyon region. The building is entirely constructed of white concrete and is partially embedded in the ground. On the ground floor are the living room, the kitchen, the laundry room and the playroom. Upstairs are the bedrooms.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThe house has at its ends two exceptional cantilevers. The monolithic lines of this resolutely contemporary volume are meant to stretch to the extreme affirming the duality between mass and void, glazed surfaces and concrete sails. The south façade is composed of an assemblage of elliptical shape of Corian® matt black resin suspended in front of the rooms and made by IMAGE. Not unlike the little Chipsters, whose form is burnt in the collective unconscious, or the African totem jewelry, these forms bring a particular vibration to the almost ghostly perception of the volumes inscribed between projected shadows and surfaces of an emblematic downy black.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThis contemporary mashrabiya allows the inside of the house to profit from a maximum visual frame while reducing the penetration of excessive solar light. An intermediate space between the glazing and the suspended curtain appears to the occupants of the premises and a sensation of extra volume is instantly felt. Viewed from the outside, the facade is uniformed, and in the undulating reflections of the hulls we perceive all the tones of a sky framed between vegetal and mineral.Save this picture!© Erick SailletThis house is extremely efficient from an energetic point of view and meets the BBC label. Thus a multitude of technical solutions have been developed to conserve the raw concrete apparent on the outside and the inside. In order to retain a maximum of the raw concrete structure apparent, the roof is insulated from the outside with a system of extremely efficient thin insulating panels. The reinforced concrete walls are divided with thermal breakers and thermal insulation. The imposing veil of the living room in double height has also been left in exposed concrete, which makes it possible to detach visually the structure of the chimney in raw steel. The bridge that plays the link between the library space suspended above the kitchen and the bedrooms is actually a beam of the structure of the house. It puts the space in tension.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!1st Floor Plan This house, whose envelope is largely glazed is a low consumption building. It is heated with a geothermal heat pump and has a dual-flow ventilation. The main façade to the south is largely glazed and has latticework made of resin shapes that reduce solar contributions.The high concrete slab comes largely in front of the facade and thus limits the solar penetrants in summer.Save this picture!© Erick SailletProject gallerySee allShow lessSocial Agenda vs Social Media: Reviewing the 2017 Chicago Architecture BiennialArticlesMeet the Mobile Dwelling Space Named B.O.B.Misc Share CopyHouses•Lyon, France Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAUM Pierre MinassianOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLyonFrancePublished on September 24, 2017Cite: “Chipster Blister House / AUM Pierre Minassian” 24 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?帆片泡泡住宅 Chipster Blister House / AUM architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Finding Corporate Resources: Maximizing School/Business Partnerships

first_imgFinding Corporate Resources: Maximizing School/Business Partnerships Tagged with: corporate About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | News  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports nearly 2,000 new deaths

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.2 million people worldwide.Over 52.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has also varied from country to country.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States is the worst-affected nation, with more than 10.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 241,800 deaths.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Nov 12, 7:39 amFauci tells Americans to ‘hang in there,’ ‘help is really on the way’As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations soar to record rates across the United States, the nation’s top expert on infectious diseases is urging Americans to double down on fundamental public health measures and “hang in there” until a vaccine becomes widely available.“Help is really on the way,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC News’ Robin Roberts in an interview Thursday on Good Morning America.“The cavalry is coming here. Vaccines are going to have a major positive impact,” he added. “They’re going to start being implemented and deployed in December. And as we start getting into the early part of the year — it’s going to be January, February, March — more and more and more people are going to be able to be vaccinated. So if we could just hang in there, do the public health measures that we’re talking about, we’re going to get this under control — I promise you.”Those measures include wearing face masks, maintaining physical distances, avoiding crowds and washing hands as often as possible.“They sound very simple and, given the really very difficult challenge we’re facing, one might think that that doesn’t make any difference. It really does,” Fauci said.Fauci, a key member of the current White House coronavirus task force, said health care providers and those who are deemed most at-risk will have priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine, but that “ordinary” citizens should be able to get it in the second quarter of next year.With November on pace to be America’s worst month yet fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci admitted he didn’t know whether the nation was headed for a lockdown but said “we would like to stay away from that.”“Hopefully we won’t have to do that,” he added. “The best opposite strategy to locking down is to intensify the public health measures short of locking down. So if you could do that well, you don’t have to take that step that people are trying to avoid, which has so many implications both psychologically and economically. We’d like not to do that.”When asked about the political limbo in the wake of the presidential election, Fauci said, “Certainly it’s having no impact negatively on our ability as well as our activity in developing vaccines and developing counter measures.”“It is still a major challenge,” he added. “We’re in a difficult situation and we just got to keep pushing.”Nov 12, 6:55 amBiden coronavirus advisor says US lockdown could control pandemicDr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, said a nationwide lockdown could help bring the pandemic under control in the United States and even revive the economy.Osterholm floated the idea during an on-camera interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday, saying COVID-19 could be managed until a vaccine becomes available by shutting down businesses for four to six weeks and paying people for lost wages.“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”He said such a scenario could drive down infections and hospitalizations, “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”“Then we could really watch ourselves cruising into the vaccine availability in the first and second quarter of next year while bringing back the economy long before that,” he added.Osterholm, director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was named a member of Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board on Monday. He previously served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the U.S. Department of State from June 2018 to May 2019.During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir earlier this year, then-Democratic presidential nominee Biden said he “would listen to the scientists” if a nationwide lockdown was recommended.“I will be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden said.Nov 12, 5:52 amRussia sees record high deaths for second straight dayRussia registered 439 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new single-day record for the second straight day.An additional 21,608 new cases of COVID-19 were also confirmed nationwide over the past day. Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,858,568 cases with 32,032 deaths, according to the country’s coronavirus response headquarters.Moscow remains the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge. Nearly 28% of the newly confirmed cases — 5,997 — and over 16% of the new deaths — 71 — were reported in the capital, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Despite the growing number of infections and deaths, Russian authorities have repeatedly said they have no plans to impose another nationwide lockdown.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fifth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India, Brazil and France, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Nov 12, 5:01 amSeven dead, 140 others sick in outbreak at Illinois veterans homeA COVID-19 outbreak at a veterans home in Illinois has left seven people dead and more than 140 others infected, according to a report by Chicago ABC station WLS-TV.Currently, there are 72 residents and 72 employees battling the virus at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, some 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Four people died this week alone, WLS reported.The facility has been conducting health screenings of staff and residents, maintaining social distancing practices, wearing face coverings as well as intensifying cleaning and disinfecting protocols, according to WLS.“How did this happen so quickly if these protocols are in place?” state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, a veteran herself who chairs the Veterans Affairs Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, told WLS. “We need to take care of our veterans. They served us and we need to to serve them and make sure they are safe and they are in safe environment.”Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said it’s challenging to stop the virus from getting into veterans homes and other care facilities.“Our veterans homes really have done an outstanding job of keep our veterans safe,” Pritzker said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a long-delayed state veterans home in Chicago on Wednesday morning. “But you can’t 100% keep everybody safe in this environment, especially when our communities, our mayors, our city councils, our county chairs aren’t living up to the mitigations, are not enforcing the mitigations in many parts of the state.”“No matter what we do, there is a level of risk,” he added, “and it is especially risky, frankly, for those who are seniors, people who are over 60. As the age goes up, so does the risk.”Nov 12, 4:22 amUS reports nearly 2,000 new deathsThere were 1,984 fatalities from COVID-19 registered in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The latest daily death toll is the highest figure since early May but still under the country’s peak of 2,609 new deaths on April 15.An additional 144,133 cases of COVID-19 were also identified nationwide on Wednesday, marking a new single-day record.It’s the eighth day in a row that the country has reported over 100,000 new infections. Wednesday’s tally tops the nation’s previous all-time high of 136,325 new cases recorded a day earlier.A total of 10,257,825 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 239,683 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Readers call for a stop to time-wasters

first_imgReaders call for a stop to time-wastersOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article It is high time financial penalties were increased to stop time-wasters taking cases to employment tribunals, according to Personnel Today readers.Gill Cassidy from Curtina said, “It is about time some measures were put in place to benefit the employer as well as the employee. The tribunal panel’s reluctance to fine employees who bring cases that cannot be won is grossly unfair when they are so willing to award damages in the other direction.” Other letters sent to the magazine this week support the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s call to DTI Secretary Stephen Byers to ask him to increase the £500 limit on fines for bringing hopeless cases to tribunal to £5,000. The issue was first highlighted by Personnel Today (16 May). HR manager for Ideal Hardware Susan Noone said, “Even where an employee has been fairly dismissed they can still waste the employer’s time and resources by attempting to take them to tribunal with little comeback on the individual… HR professionals need to spend more time and energy being proactive and less on fighting profitless battles.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Call for sponsorship to back overseas staff

first_imgCall for sponsorship to back overseas staffOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Employers are demanding that the Government cut away red tape surrounding overseas recruitment.Foreign nationals offered jobs by British firms should be granted a work permit automatically, the CBI’s senior policy adviser Jonathan Edwards said.And a group representing IT and communications recruiters called for the law to be changed so agencies can sponsor work permits for skilled staff and move them from project to project.“This sponsorship would make the agency responsible for overseeing the worker while they were in the UK. This would be an excellent way of ensuring workers are fully employed in high demand areas,” said the Association of Technology Staffing Companies’ chief executive Ann Swain. The Home Office hinted last week that it is sympathetic to employers’ concerns. In a speech to the Institute for Public Policy Research, Immigration Minister Barbara Roche said consideration was being given to a more business friendly system.She said, “One approach would be to make the system even more market-based by making a work permit contingent primarily on a job offer at a sufficiently high level, rather than seeking to identify employment sectors with shortages.”The minister stressed she was launching a debate on immigration rather than setting out hard and fast policy. But the CBI anticipates she will reveal more of the Government’s thinking at a London conference next month. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Blues Athlete of the Week -Beth Wild

first_imgCollege: St Hilda’s Clubs: Oxford University Hockey Club, Oxford University Women’s Cricket Club Year/Course: 3rd Year Geography Positions: Centre Forward, RHB, OB  How are you preparing for Hockey Varsity? Do you have fond memories of previous Varsity matches? Varsity Hockey is in 8th week of this term, so at the moment we are trying not to get too focussed on it: we are in the last 16 of BUSA, due to play Northumbria on Wednesday of 5th, which is our current priority.  After that we try to play Varsity like any other game, to ensure that we don’t get caught up in the moment.  I played in my first and second years and can, without hesitation, say that both days were incredible!  The whole occasion is immense, and I managed to get Man of the Match last year, and a few goals in both games,so I will always remember them.  Have you started cricket training yet? I was the first girl to be selected to the MCC cricket academy here, which runs all year, so yes I have been training throughout last term and this term -mainly technical stuff at the moment. Are you looking forward to getting back to Lord’s?  Does playing on the Nursery Ground impact the atmosphere? I played Varsity cricket at Lord’s in both my first and second years – it is a real privilege to play there, and I can’t wait to get back out there this summer.  I don’t think playing on the nursery ground detracts from it at all -in fact I think it is much better, the boundaries are a more realistic size for the girls, and we usually get a bigger crowd than the lads, which makes an awesome atmosphere.  Do you follow women’s or men’s cricket?   I do follow women’s cricket – I think it is the fastest growing women’s sport behind football, which means that there is a lot more media coverage now than has previously been the case.  I don’t have a favourite women’s player, but in the men’s team I really admire Ali Cook from Essex.  Do you think you may play to a professional level? I have played for the England Development side, and under 21s.  Neither hockey nor women’s cricket is a professional sport, but I would really like to take a year once I finish my degree to really focus on them both, and see which I can go furthest with – I don’t really mind which.  I am also running for Sports Federation President for next year: Hustings in Sixth week.  If you could choose one Varsity match to win, which would it be? You can’t ask me that! I would be very disappointed to lose either….  Does playing both sports to Blues level interfere with your degree much?  How do you juggle your time? It can be stressful at times playing two Blues sports, and trying to do well in my degree, but I find that I am most efficient when I am busy, and have a set time to get something done in.  I try to prioritise work as much as possible, ultimately you do come to Oxford to get a good degree…  How do the two sports fit together? I find that hockey and cricket compliment each other really well training wise, which saves some time. For instance, a lot of my cricket fitness work will come by playing hockey.  Also, I am fortunate that hockey is a winter sport, and cricket is predominantly a summer sport, so I don’t get too many clashes.  Do you play any college sport? I play hockey for St Hilda’s: we are reigning Cuppers champions, and are hoping to defend our title this year, but I don’t have much time for anything else. Who has the best banter on the teams? I think I have to say Pope (Alice INDIA Cook, from Lincoln) from OUHC.  She is pretty big time.last_img read more

Watch Eric Krasno’s Out-Of-This-World New Video For “Curse Lifter” Featuring Derek Trucks [Premiere]

first_imgSoulful guitarist Eric Krasno has released a fresh new music video from his debut solo record, Blood From A Stone. The video features the song “Curse Lifter”, the lone instrumental track from Krasno’s album, and it features his good friend, the inimitable Derek Trucks, on guitar.Krasno had this to say about the new video: “I’m excited to share this psychedelic video for ‘Curse Lifter.’ The animation takes you through an abstract journey that I thought fit well with the track. I was excited to have Derek Trucks join me on this tune. He is close friend and one of my absolute favorite guitar players.”The animation only helps bring this exciting track to life, matching its guitar-soaked tones to psychedelic imagery.Check out the video for “Curse Lifter” below, exclusively via Live For Live Music.Kraz is currently preparing to hit the road on a lengthy fall tour with his Eric Krasno Band, where he’ll play a number of dates with Doyle Bramhall II, The London Souls, and keyboard virtuoso Marco Benevento. “I’m really looking forward to the fall tour with EKB,” said Krasno. “The band is gelling right now and the new songs are really expanding as we play more and more shows. Being on the road with Marco Benevento’s band will be a blast! We are old friends, so I see a lot of cool collaborations happening.”It should be an exciting couple of months for Krasno, so don’t miss him and his band on the road this fall! You can see Krasno’s tour schedule below, and be sure to visit his website for more information.Eric Krasno Band Tour DatesOctober 7 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & MortarOctober 8 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads ##October 9 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads ##October 18 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *October 19 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre *October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *October 21 – Asheville, NC – New Mountain *October 22 – Charleston, SC – Pour House *October 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Live from the LudlowOctober 28 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands TavernOctober 29 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs **November 1 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head ^November 2 – Washington, DC – Hamilton ^November 3 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone PonyNovember 4 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^November 5 – Hartford, CT – Arch Street TavernNovember 18 – Austin, TX – Antone’s +November 19 – Austin, TX – Antone’s +November 20 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live +## w/ Phil Lesh*with Marco Benevento**with The London Souls^with Doyle Bramhall II+with Dumpstaphunklast_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Welcomes Oteil Burbridge, Roosevelt Collier In Florida [Video/Audio]

first_imgOn Thursday, fan-favorite Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra opened up their 2019 spring tour at St. Petersburg, FL’s Jannus Live, which was followed up by two special shows featuring Roosevelt Collier and Oteil Burbridge.Following Thursday night’s tour opener, the band rolled into St. Augustine, FL’s St. Augustine Amphitheater to offer up a 50th anniversary recreation of the Grateful Dead’s March 29th, 1969 show in Las Vegas, NV. DSO opened up the show with “Hard To Handle” before diving into an electric segue of “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider”. Later in the first set, the band invited up Roosevelt Collier to lend an extra hand on the traditional blues staple “It Hurts Me Too”, which was followed up by a set-closing take on “Viola Lee Blues”. The band’s second set on Saturday was highlighted by an exploratory segue of “Dark Star” > “St. Stephen” > “The Eleven” > “Turn On Your Lovelight”.On Saturday, Dark Star Orchestra moved on to Pompano Beach, FL’s Pompano Beach Amphitheater to offer up a recreation of the Grateful Dead’s November 9th, 1982 show in West Palm Beach, FL. During the band’s second set, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge joined the band in place of DSO bassist Skip Vangelas. With Burbridge holding down the low end, the band worked through a psychedelic “Space” segment before landing into a rockin’ 10-minute rendition of “Truckin’”. Vangelas rejoined his bandmates to bring the second set to a close with “Stella Blue” > “Around And Around” > “One More Saturday Night”.Luckily, you can watch fan-shot footage of Oteil Burbridge sitting-in with Dark Star Orchestra below, as well as full-show audio:Dark Star Orchestra ft. Oteil Burbridge – “Truckin’”[Video: Fred Ramadan]Dark Star Orchestra – Pompano Beach, FL – 3/30/2019[Audio: Dan Nolan, Jr. – spyder9]For a full list of Dark Star Orchestra’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Dark Star Orchestra | St. Augustine Amphitheater | St. Augustine, FL | 3/29/2019First Set Custom Elective In Style Of Old School: Hard To Handle ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Dancing In The Street ; Cumberland Blues ; New Orleans ; Till The Morning Comes ; *It Hurts Me Too ; Viola Lee Blues.Set Two: (GD Set) Morning Dew ; Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ; Doin’ That Rag ; Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love LightFiller: Brokedown Palace* featuring Roosevelt CollierSetlist: Dark Star Orchestra | Pompano Beach Amphitheater | Pompano Beach, FL | 3/30/2019Set One: New Minglewood Blues ; They Love Each Other ; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Dupree’s Diamond Blues > C C Rider ; Loser ; Looks Like Rain ; Tennessee Jed > Let It GrowSet Two: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Terrapin Station > Drums > *Space > *Truckin’ > Stella Blue > Around And Around > One More Saturday NightEncore: Baby Blue* featuring Oteil Burbridgelast_img read more

For the rural right, the key’s what ‘feels true’

first_imgAfter Donald Trump won election as president in November, many pundits, pollsters, and political scientists pinned his surprise victory on the Democratic Party’s failure to anticipate the “red state rage” that drove rural white, working-class voters to the polls on his behalf in record numbers.In an era with greater technological connectivity and access to information than ever, how could such a seismic political uprising go virtually unrecognized by half the country?Sociologist Arlie Hochschild, a professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies the intersection of politics, culture, and emotion, has long focused on such rural voters. To get out of her “coastal elite” cocoon and scale what she calls the “empathy wall” between liberals and conservatives, Hochschild spent five years living on and off in southwestern Louisiana, interviewing dozens of grassroots conservatives to understand better how they see, think, and feel about the world.With political division as the starting point, Hochschild sought to get beyond party loyalties and learn about the emotional narrative that undergirds political attitudes on the right. She detailed her findings in a much-lauded 2016 book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.”Throughout her interviews, government was seen as the enemy or as a failed entity that never helped those who truly deserved it. It was a theme repeated so frequently that “I came to think I was listening to a deep story,” Hochschild said during a talk Thursday evening with Archon Fung, the academic dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at Harvard Kennedy School. “It’s a story that feels true, so you take the facts out of it, you take moral judgments out of the deep story, and what you’re left with is what feels true.”In that deep story, as Hochschild describes it, hard-working white people wait patiently in line with their eyes looking ahead at the American dream, which looms just over a distant hill. But the line hasn’t moved in a long time — deserving people haven’t gotten a raise for years, life continues to be a struggle that hasn’t improved, and the dream remains out of reach.Suddenly, “line cutters” jump the queue: African-Americans, women, immigrants, and undocumented workers who have been granted access to jobs and protections that used to be reserved for white men. “Then enters [President] Obama, who should be impartially supervising the whole line, and he’s waving to the line cutters. ‘He is their president, he’s favoring them, he’s getting them to the [front], but pushing us back. He can’t see us,’” she said in explaining their view.“And then finally, someone else standing in the line, more educated, maybe from Harvard, turns and says, ‘You are a racist, homophobic, sexist, ignorant Bible-thumping redneck,’” and they see their region criticized as backward, and mainstream culture ridiculing their customs and beliefs. Even their religion has left them feeling marginalized in America’s growing secularism. “They felt like strangers in their own land — not seen,” Hochschild said.So when Trump’s giant, shiny jet appeared in the sky over these communities, people were excited. “The dried kindling had now seen the match, because this man was saying ‘Now, I see you.’ From the Democrats they saw no sign of recognition of who they were, of their struggle. And they thought Donald Trump did,” Hochschild said. “It was almost like a secular rapture: ‘He will take us up with him to his golden tower.’”Though many railed against federal corruption and handouts, few of these Louisianans saw a correlation (or what Hochschild calls “the red state paradox”) between living in a state that consistently ranks at the bottom in most national economic, health, education, and life-expectancy metrics, while ranking highest in environmental pollution levels, and relying on federal funds to meet 41-plus percent of its annual budget.Residents told Hochschild of able-bodied relatives and neighbors who stopped working every hunting season and collected unemployment benefits or who complained about overregulation while griping about unsafe work conditions and toxic waste dumped into area streams and fishing holes by local petrochemical companies, which likely contributes to high rates of cancer.“The people who I came to know were very stoic; they were used to and almost attached honor to their capacity to withstand bad news,” she said.Asked what can be done about the situation, Hochschild said reconciling the liberal and conservative “deep stories” will be challenging and requires building “small bridges” of human connection and understanding on both sides.“I do think that we are locked in a deep struggle for the soul of our country,” she said.“Time is limited. This isn’t something to wait for, because it could happen [that] at some time in the next four years, a national disaster occurs or we go to war and a state of emergency is declared. And so [then] the rhetoric becomes ‘loyal and disloyal Americans,’ and this division that’s already there becomes exaggerated, or worse.”last_img read more