Just last month, Widespread Panic spent three glorious nights in Sin City, hitting The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a three night run. Las Vegas is quite the powerhouse city for jam groups, and Panic’s run was no exception, as the band delivered three fantastic shows over the July weekend.To get fans in the rock and roll mood, WSP has released footage of the band’s rendition of “Pilgrims” from the run. The band is in fine form, as Jimmy Herring and John Bell step into the drivers seat and deliver a heartfelt performance on this one.Check out “Pilgrims” from the July 8th show, streaming below.[Shot/edited by Andy Tennille, mixed by Brett Orrison]
In a lecture Thursday, Charli Carpenter argued certain issues garner more global policy attention than others owing to the nature of human security networks and issue framing within these networks.Carpenter, a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a background in national security and agenda setting , discussed the findings of her book, “Lost Causes: Agenda Vetting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security,” during the lecture sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.Carpenter said she questioned why certain issues — such as HIV and land mines — received greater attention from global organizations, while others were almost ignored. Carpenter said she “wanted to develop a more systematic answer to that question.”“I think it’s really good for political scientists to think about where issues came from,” Carpenter said.Carpenter said she approached the problem by coding for search results on global issues and human security through Internet search pages, as well as speaking with “advocacy elites” to understand why different issues were given different amounts of attention. Based on her results, Carpenter concluded human security networks were largely responsible for determining which issues were adopted by different organizations.Carpenter said while theorists tended to define human security networks as states involved with the prevention of genocide, she defined these networks as composed of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and powerful human rights organizations and non-profits.“I’m using it [the definition of human security networks] to describe empirically measurable relationships between actors and issues most closely associated with the concept of human security,” Carpenter said.Carpenter said factors within human security networks such as issue-framing, broader context, and ties among organizations in human security networks played a large role in determining which issues were considered more salient. In her research, she examined how three different advocacy campaigns that had garnered little initial attention were treated within human security networks and how this later affected the issues these campaigns were addressing.“By studying and coding 18 different advocacy networks, we found out that one reason why you see some issues not being paid attention to in the network is the power of very specific organizations,” she said.“ … What I wanted to do as well is not just stop there and say network effects matter, but do some case studies to figure out how they matter in different issue areas.”Carpenter said one of the cases she examined — a campaign by the Washington D.C.-based organization, Center for Civilians in Conflict — had previously garnered little attention because of how different powerful NGO’s were initially wary of supporting the issue. She said the campaign, originally slated as one seeking civilian compensation for victims of violent conflict, later gained success after reframing it as a civilian protection campaign and significantly changed its goals.“These cases in different ways illustrate aspects of the same theme, which is that networks and what’s going on inside networks matters a lot in shaping advocacy agendas,” Carpenter said.Carpenter noted her research in her book suggests that while individual entrepreneurs and advocates for different causes are influential, how their causes are received in human security networks is critical in understanding effective advocacy for different issues.“The big message here is that network effects matter in advocacy and big decision-making alongside other factors,” Carpenter said.Tags: global issues, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, NGOs
View Comments Mama Broadway singing on the big screen? We’ll take it! Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is in final negotiations to appear in Disney’s forthcoming live action Beauty and the Beast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she will play Garderobe, a former opera singer-turned-wardrobe.She joins a cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. The movie, directed by Bill Condon, will include music from the original 1991 animated film along with additional songs penned by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.McDonald has won Tony Awards for her performances in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. She will return to the Great White Way in March 2016 for Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Her previous screen credits include The Sound of Music Live!, Annie, Private Practice and Wit.
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sundays are Breakfast with music time (Could be Arcade Fire, or Keith Urban, or Tamar Braxton, or Mogwai, or any variety of other eclectic stuff I listen to every day, but those are stories for another day). This week I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a resilient person. Sunday morning, there was Ringo from the Beatles, belting away “I’ll get by with a little help from my friends”. What song could be a better anthem for resiliency?Why resiliency? Last week I wrote about employer brand and candidate experience. Subsequent conversations with friends, family and clients made me realize organizations, and employees, and people, need more than a strong brand and the intent to engage and create a positive experience for employees and potential talent. We need resilient organizations with flexible, resourceful leaders to create the most productive work culture for people.Most organizations make a plan and figure that will get them where they need to go. But much of the time things don’t go according to plan, and people lose heart and focus. Employees start asking the same questions every day, betraying their unease and uncertainty. Leaders may parrot the same answers every day, telling people it’s just the way it is, get over it. But it’s not enough, and the organization and its people will ultimately falter. continue reading »
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You, your employees and members have been bombarded with traditional and social media reports, speculation, facts, conjecture and outright mistruths for weeks now and the barrage is likely to continue. Amidst all the havoc, there are some things that credit union leaders can do to help manage their own and their employees’ mental health, says Nancy Reardon, chief strategy and product officer at Maestro Health in Hartford, Connecticut.“People are experiencing more fear and uncertainty about what to do if they become sick,” says Reardon. “However, these concerns aren’t exclusive to COVID-19, which is why it’s important for companies to proactively communicate with employees about their mental health resources and make mental health a continued priority.”There is much that credit union leaders can do now and in the future.“Share information regularly with employees about the mental health, healthcare and other wellness support and information available to them and how to access that information,” Reardon advises. “Educating employees on what mental health options are available to them, such as counselors they can call, meditation platforms available and other mental health resources they can turn to for guidance, gives employees peace of mind and reduces anxiety.”
We live in Teneriffe, right on the border of New Farm. With a busy business schedule, we like to live close to the City with easy access. We enjoy the convenience of all the shops, restaurants, cinemas, parks, river walk, etc that abound in the area. And of course, enjoy the ever changing scenery of the Brisbane river and skyline and being able to moor our boat outside our front door. The best piece of property advice was to acquire a site on the Brisbane River close to the city Price escalation has proven to be the highest and best in Queensland. There is no better an investment. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Nothing structurally, however it is now 12 years old and we are currently refurbishing and modernising internally. File picture of Kevin Seymour at his Teneriffe apartment. He’s currently refurbishing and modernising his home Picture: Mark Cranitch. What is the best thing about your suburb? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoWhat is there that Teneriffe/New Farm/Newstead doesn’t already offer? New Farm itself is very leafy and green with a good number of large parks and a wide range of colonial and pre-1940 timber and tin homes that have been or are undergoing serious renovations that blend in well with the modern high rises that are springing up in the area and adding to the vibrancy of our suburb. These all add to the charm of the area, and of course not forgetting the fabulous river walk which is well and truly used by locals. The Village atmosphere is quiet and un-intrusive and the area has excellent transport choices to the city. An ideal oasis close to the CBD. Where do you live and why? What do you love about your home? 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 Our home has been specifically designed to produce panoramic views not only of the Brisbane River, but also the CBD skyline. It has fantastic cross flow ventilation minimising the need for costly airconditioning. What would you change about your home? Developer Kevin Seymour (centre) with grandsons Trent Seymour and Ben Seymour at the site of their new display suite for ‘The Oxlade’ on Oxlade Drive, New Farm Picture: AAP Image/Richard Walker.Queensland richlister Kevin Seymour has had a major hand in buildings that shaped modern Brisbane and across parts of the state. He spoke to Sophie Foster about what home means to him, and how he’s already realised his dreams. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? Villa in Capri? Chalet in the Swiss Alps? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 How single dad built 16-property portfolio Brisbane home values could new high in months My fantasy home would be in none other than New Farm/Teneriffe. It has everything one could want in life. It can be as exclusive, as relaxed and as vibrant as you choose it to be. It’s the perfect living environment for young and old alike. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Or what was the biggest lesson you learned? MORE: Dream retreat comes with helipad
Radio NZ News 9 May 2019Family First Comment: “As of last month, just nine retail outlets were entering data into the network established under an estimated $US60 million state contract, even though 627 shops are licensed to sell pot in California.”So called ‘regulation’ fails! And not just in California.When California voters broadly legalised marijuana, they were promised that a vast computer platform would closely monitor products moving through the new market. But 16 months after sales kicked in, the system known as track-and-trace isn’t doing much of either.As of last month, just nine retail outlets were entering data into the network established under an estimated $US60 million state contract, even though 627 shops are licensed to sell pot in California.The rate of participation is similarly slim for other sectors in the emerging industry.Only 93 of more than 1000 licensed manufacturing companies producing extracts, oils and other products were documenting their activities in the network in April. And of the nearly 4000 licensed growers, only about 7 percent, or 254, are using the high-tech system, according to a review of state data.How are state officials watching over the nation’s largest legal pot market ? For now, it’s essentially a paper trail.Most California companies are required to document their business on paper sales invoices and shipping manifests. But experts say that can be a doorway for criminal traffic.With paper records, regulators are relying on an honor system, said Patrick Vo, CEO of BioTrackTHC, which provides seed-to-sale cannabis tracking in eight states, including New York and Illinois.Without a digital crumb trail in place, “there are so many areas where things can go wrong,” Mr Vo said. “Things can be intentionally altered.”READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/388855/where-s-the-pot-california-tracking-system-unlikely-to-know
Reshaping Johannesburg’s city Related Moroccan protestors clash with police in poor mining town Alexandra is one of the poorest communities in Johannesburg. But also a historic one. CCTV’s Dan Williams takes us on a tour of the good and the bad COSATU holds demonstrations in Johannesburg
Share 48 Views one comment HealthLifestyleLocalNews Health Minister advises public to pay attention to their health by: – June 2, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share The country’s health minister Julius Timothy says the nation should pay particular attention to their health.Timothy was delivering an official address to mark Caribbean Nutrition Day today.Click here to listen to message: Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet
The reign of men dominating the calypso crown was broken last night after 50 years when female calypsonian Ms. Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier captured the title as Calypso Monarch 2011. Tasha P who had won “the Calypso Queen and Stardom Monarch of the tent” titles earlier this season competing with the songs “Let Our Children Be Children” and “Woman Time”; has also broken another calypso record by capturing three titles in one calypso season.Four time Calypso King Dice came in 2nd place after a two year vacation from the competition, Calypso Monarch of 2010 Karessah came in 3rd place and Checker came in at number four. Soul Puss also received the award for best improved Calypsonian. Calypso season 2011 will be added in the calypso books as not only another great year for calypso but a great year for women. The Calypsonians who participated in the Calypso Finals 2011 were: Checker, Dice, Explosion, Lord Karessah, Leandra, Lord Lugars, Peter Prosper, Soul Puss, Sye , and Tasha P.News Reporter: Grace HendersonPhoto credit: Abigail Antoine Share Share 46 Views no discussions Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Its Woman Time by: – March 6, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!