moe., Kyle Hollingsworth & The Nth Power To Play Pisgah Brewing Anniversary Show

first_imgOn Saturday, April 22nd, the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC will celebrate its 12th anniversary with a blowout day filled with musical performances. The brewery has just announced their lineup, with moe., Kyle Hollingsworth Band and The Nth Power all scheduled to perform.moe. will be playing two sets at the event, with Kyle Hollingsworth and The Nth Power each delivering a set to get the party into high gear. With great music and high quality Pisgah beer on tap, there will be no shortage of great times ahead!Check out more information on the Pisgah official website.last_img

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Harvard-Yenching Institute announces 2017-18 visiting scholars, fellows

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) is pleased to welcome 46 fellowship recipients from major universities in Asia. Affiliates will spend the 2017-18 academic year in residence at HYI. Established in 1928, the Harvard-Yenching Institute is an independent foundation dedicated to advancing higher education in Asia in the humanities and social sciences, with special attention to the study of Chinese culture. The group of visiting scholars and fellows includes faculty members and advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.Since 1954, more than 1,000 scholars and fellows from East Asia and Southeast Asia have received HYI visiting scholarships and fellowships. For more information, please visit www.harvard-yenching.orglast_img

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ALP/SPA Ajibade Chasing Glory against Falana in BOA Lawyers League final

first_imgAdvocaat targets bronze in third place clash with LSMJ2016 champions of the BOA Lawyers’ Football Tournament, Falana & Falana is aiming to return to winning ways again as the law firm takes on Africa Law Practice/ SPA Ajibade in the final of the 2019 edition on Sunday.Olisa Agbakoba Legal last year ended Falana’s domination of the tournament in the last four editions. It also ended Falana’s quest to win the tournament four consecutive times. However, the defending champion failed to make it to this year’s final after falling to Advocaat in the quarter-final stage.While ALP/ SPA Ajibade defeated OAL conquerors Advocaat in the semis to get to the final, Falana defeated Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) 4-3 in penalty shoot out to get here. Despite Falana’s experience in the tournament, ALP/SPA Ajibade is not likely to be an easy prey in Sunday’s final as they also seek to win their first title of the football tournament named after Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner of the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode who died 17 years ago.In the third place match before the final game, LSMJ will take on Advocaat for the bronze.Advocaat created the biggest upset of this edition. The law first’s giant killing spree ended OAL quest to defend the crown the won last year. Except lethargy sets in, Advocaat may well walk away from the Astroturf 2000 venue of the BOA Lawyers’ Football Tournament with the consolatory bronze. That however did not mean LSMJ will not put up any fight.According to the organisers of the competition, the closing ceremony will commence at 3:00 p.m., but all the teams are expected to be at the venue at least one hour before the third place match.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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The Looney Rule

first_imgMay Day, May Day, red phone ringin’, red phone singin’, head coach going down, no head coach gone down. No, folks this is not one of the scenes from the Black cinema classic, “Pootytang” that I happened to steal from the cutting room floor a few years ago.This is some reality TV type craziness. Pitt hired Mike Haywood, who led Miami (Ohio) to the MAC championship during the 2010 season after Dave Wannestedt resigned as the Panthers head football coach under duress. Now less than a month after he was hired as the first African-American head men’s football coach in the history of the university, Haywood has been unceremoniously dismissed as a result of some serious “felonious” domestic battery charges levied against him.Many Black folks on the streets of the city of Pittsburgh were expressing anger and frustration as a result of the firing of the now former “hire.” You cannot really say that he was Pitt’s coach. Heck the man never coached a game.If Mr. Haywood is guilty of the violations that he is accused of and the “glove” does fit, not only is his firing justified; is it possible that the assistant coaches that followed him to the University and who are now unemployed have the right to file a civil suit(s) against him for punitive damages?Please take a closer look at the lives he has damaged behind his own selfish actions and lack of spiritual, mental, moral and physical discipline.Haywood had the audacity to say this about his dismissal; “It isn’t fair. The truth will eventually come out.”No “mad” Mike; what isn’t fair is the stress thrust upon a group of assistant coaches not realizing that they were being loyal to a master of stupidity. Think about the men who sold houses to buy houses having to probably look for apartments, uprooting their families just because you fooled them into believing in you.Mike Haywood strutted into the Steel City crowing like a cock in a henhouse on Easter but he exited the Fort Pitt tunnels stumbling, fumbling and mumbling without ever coaching one single game. His “future” body of work now lies cold on the pavement of reality without life and the scene of the crime only outlined by the “chalk talk” of his misrepresentations.One former staffer with the university had this to say in the aftermath of Haywood’s dismissal. “I was very disappointed when they hired him. He was from a small school with only two years’ experience and the first was miserable, so he only had one year of being a proven winner as a head coach. He did have a few years as an assistant but he never stayed anywhere very long to prove himself. I feel sorry for him. He needs to try to land a job as an assistant again somewhere; maybe Charlie Weiss will give him something at Florida.”For his stupidity Mike Haywood does not deserve another coaching position, at least not in the near future. How does; “welcome to McDonalds how may I help you, sound to you?” No Mike wait on the next person, I’m still looking.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected]­pittsburgh­courier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

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Saving Face Skin Spa Asks: “Are You Seeing Spots After Breakouts…

first_imgFacebook41Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saving Face Skin Spa Many times clients come in to Saving Face Skin Spa and they only have a few true breakouts but they tell me that they want me to fix their “acne“.  What I see is “PIH” or Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This condition is simply the dark spot or trauma mark left from where a previous breakout occurred. It can take many months for PIH. to go away on it’s own. Sometimes as long as six to nine months. The more inflammation you have within your skin (meaning, the more severe acne problem you have) the longer this will take to go away. Skin tone also plays a factor as well in how long it takes for these spots to go away. When I analyze the skin, I determine how much is PIH and how much is actually current breakout. Many times, the PIH is higher than the actual breakout count. While there are still breakouts occurring, causing these trauma marks, it feels like a cycle with no end. Clients living within this cycle feel overwhelmed, that they have tried everything to fix their acne and nothing works. The fact is, it’s not acne causing their skin problems.  It is discoloration left over from acne. And, it needs to be treated differently than acne.Wendy Christman works together with clients to help correct skin imbalances and create healthy faces.In the meantime, it appears as if you have many more breakouts that what you really have, which could actually lead to someone self treating the wrong product, in turn leading to more breakouts. It is a vicious cycle. Saving Face Skin Spa can help break that cycle.PIH can be lightened by a trained acne specialist using the correct ingredients for the client’s skin type and acne type. This can be done simultaneously with correcting the current acne issue. So, while we are addressing the current breakouts, we can lighten the dark spots at the same time… it’s a win-win.Clients are amazed at how fast it all happens. The quick result is due to utilizing the right products for your skin type and acne type. Plus when clients have their Acne Consultation/Education visit, we review your specific lifestyle and remove triggers contributing to your acne. This takes the client’s dedication and real success is a collaboration of us working together. But, yes it can happen quickly.If you have battled acne or discoloration from acne and are interested in what options are available to you, please visit http://savingfaceskinspa.com/acne-treatments/ or feel free to contact Wendy Christman directly at 360-943-1700.To learn more about Saving Face Skin Spa, owner Wendy Christman and our story, read a this ThurstonTalk article.last_img read more

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Saints gain split against UVic, Wong, Wood power the Selkirk engine to victory

first_imgThe Sekirk Saints split a pair of home game to the University of Victoria Vikings in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action during the weekend in Castlegar.The Saints, unveiling new jerseys during the opener of the two-game tilt, rode the outstanding netminder of Calgary native Andrew Wong to double the Vikes 4-2 during the opener Friday.Selkirk came close to completing the sweep before UVIC skated to a 6-3 victory Saturday.Andrew Green of Penticton snapped a 1-1 tie to power the Saints to the victory. Jordan Wood of Cloverdale scored three times in the win.Devon Nazaroff of Crescent Valley, Adam Makaroff of South Slocan, Green and Castlegar’s Scott Jago, with a pair, all registered assists.Wong was sensational in goal stopping 35 of 37 shots.Saturday, the Vikes, down 2-1, took advantage of Selkirk penalty troubles during the second period to score three quick goals.Facing a large deficit in the third the Saints had a power play chance of their own but failed to score during the man advantage.Jago did net a spectacular power play goal in the third to make the score respectable.Wood and Nick Cecconi of Powell River also scored for Selkirk.The weekend split leaves the Saints with a 1-2 record and tied for fourth in BCIHL standings with UVic and Okanagan College Coyotes.Simon Fraser tops the standings with a 3-0 mark. Eastern Washington near Spokane sits in a second-place tie with Thompson Rivers University of Kamloops.The Coyotes make a trek to Castlegar for the Saints next home game, Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the [email protected]last_img read more

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Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

first_img Atom Girls — Khloe Walsh of Nelson was third in Atom Girls with Aleah Smith and Neve Rawson fifth and sixth, respectively. Bantam Boys — Dylan Gyr won the gold with Felix Barron second and Nico Bucher 10th. Masters B Women — Louise Poole of Nelson won the gold medal. Masters B Men — Jay McKim of Nelson Nordic Club was second. Peewee Girls — Maya Abraham won the gold. Peewee Boys — Ollie Gyr finished first with Xavier Machado third and Oscar Willems fourth. Elijah Brown was sixth, Kaelum Smith eighth and Fyn Taylor ninth. Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.Nelson’s individual results: Atom Boys — Dawson Abraham of Nelson took home top spot in Atom Boys with teammate Tuzo Sevigny third.center_img Midget Boys — Ronald White and Samson Berkeley finished second and third, respectively. Masters A Men — Travis Hauck of Nelson was first with Greg Munby third, Aric Bishop sixth, Jakob Dulisse seventh and Jon Francis eighth. Juvenile Boys — Ira McKimm was first and Quinn Barron second. Masters A Women — Doris Hausleitner took the gold medal. Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.last_img read more

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BAFFERT’S MAYBELLENE HEADS FIELD OF TEN 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES AT FLAT MILE

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2015)–Third to eventual Eclipse Award winning juvenile filly Take Charge Brandi last out, Bob Baffert’s Maybellene heads a field of ten 3-year-old fillies going one mile in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.Owned by Baffert’s wife, Jill, the Kentucky-bred filly by Lookin At Lucky was a game third, beaten three quarters of a length in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet on Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos, and will thus be shortening up a sixteenth of a mile on Saturday.A perfect two for two at a flat mile, Maybelline, who is blessed with ample natural speed, is 7-2-1-2 overall with earnings of $151,300. Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Greathearted, she will again be ridden by Rafael Bejarano.Baffert will also be represented by Spendthrift Farm’s Callback, who comes off a second place finish to multiple stakes winner Seduire in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3, and will be trying two turns for the first time in career start number four. A gate to wire maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs two starts back on Dec. 4, Callback should certainly be forwardly placed in the Las Virgenes.As is often the case, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be amply represented in yet another graded stakes, as he’ll saddle no less than five in the Las Virgenes,–headed by stakes winning Light the City.A disappointing fifth, beaten 10 ¾ lengths as the 5-2 favorite by stablemate Seduire in the Grade II Santa Ynez Jan. 3, Light the City won the six furlong Anoakia Stakes three starts back on Oct. 12, and was a close third as the 1-5 favorite in the seven furlong Desi Arnez Stakes two back on Nov. 16.Owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, Light the City, who has two wins from four starts, will also be trying a route of ground for the first time. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she’s out of the A.P. Indy mare Light From Above and has made $106,900. Ridden by Elvis Trujillo in all four of her races, she’ll be handled for the first time by Kent Desormeaux.Like probable favorite Maybellene, Hollendorfer’s Majestic Presence exits the Grade I Starlet on Dec. 13. Fourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths, she may seek a stalking-type trip with Gary Stevens back aboard. 0wned by Mark DeDomenico, LLC, and North American Thoroughbred Racing Corp., she was also a close third to Take Charge Brandi two starts back in the Grade III, one mile Delta Princess Downs Stakes on Nov. 22. A gate to wire one mile maiden special weight winner on synthetic Polytrack at Del Mar Aug. 13, she is 6-1-0-2 overall with earnings of $133,000.Hollendorfer will also send out KMN Racing, LLC’s, Lutine Belle, who comes of a sharp, come from behind tally in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes Jan. 1, and by lightly raced Glory, who stretches out off a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight win on Jan. 10. Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., the Kentucky-bred daughter of Tapit will be making her third career start.An even fifth, beaten 3 ¾ lengths by Take Charge Brandi in the Grade I Starlet Dec. 13, Hollendorfer’s Achiever’s Legacy defeated Maybelline two starts back in the seven furlong Desi Arnez Stakes Nov. 16 and could pose a late threat with regular rider Drayden Van Dyke up. Owned by Campbell, Cellucci, Horowitz and partners, the Kentucky-bred daughter of City Zip has two wins from six starts, including a close third in a one mile dirt allowance on Oct. 23.Trainer John Sadler will be represented by hard-knocking Suva Harbor, who pressed the pace and went on to a three quarter length allowance win going a flat mile on Jan. 4. Owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and Wachtel Stable, the grey filly by Rockport Harbor has never been worse than second in four starts and is in search of her third consecutive win. She has earnings of $88,000.The complete field for the Grade I Las Virgenes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Glory, Mike Smith, 117; Maybellene, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 117; Achiever’s Legacy, Drayden Van Dyke, 117; Mio Me, Corey Nakatani, 118; Majestic Presence, Gary Stevens, 117; Callback, Martin Garcia, 117; Suva Harbor, Martin Pedroza, 117; Miss Mandate, Joe Talamo, 117, and Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 117.                First post time on Saturday is a 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Scientist Preaches Integrity to Fellow Scientists

first_imgPatrick Bateson (U. of Cambridge), concerned over reports of malpractice by scientists, wrote an essay in Science1 Feb. 4 to remind his fellow researchers about “Desirable Scientific Conduct.”  One mustn’t allow his or her affiliations or biases to influence results.  Performing tainted research feeds the postmodern conception that science is a cultural construct, for one thing, and can overlook important leads.  “Treasure your exceptions!” he says, providing a couple of examples of insights overlooked because of bias.  “The data point lying under the researcher’s thumb might be the most interesting result of the whole study.”  He refers to an actual incident where a Nobel Prize winner placed his thumb on a slide to cover a data point that was off the line.    Bateson’s advice comes down to good old-fashioned values: “Desirable modes of scientific conduct require considerable self-awareness as well as a reaffirmation of the old virtues of honesty, scepticism, and integrity.”1Patrick Bateson, “Desirable Scientific Conduct,” Science, Vol 307, Issue 5710, 645, 4 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107915].Bateson quotes someone who thought the results of Gregor Mendel were too good to be true, but for research done with the integrity and care he exercised, maybe it was too good for the typical Darwin Party scientist who trades in myths and stories.  It’s hard to know if Mendel was careless with exceptions or not; one thing is for sure, his laws of genetics have stood the test of time.    Good advice, but can one get “old virtues” out of Darwinism?  Did honesty evolve?  Does integrity correlate with fitness?  We know who followed the values that sprang from Darwinism (see 02/03/2005 entry).  Science gained nothing ethical from the Darwinian revolution and the totalitarian regime that followed.  On the contrary, Darwinism liberated scientists to maintain their philosophy in spite of the evidence.  It allowed them to cover up the data of design with the thumb of imagination.  Most of their data are exceptions (Cambrian explosion, complexity of the cell, inadequacy of natural selection), such that their thumb covers the whole slide.  Even the thumb is an exception.  Scientific integrity would mean abandoning Darwinism; it’s amazing Science would print such a sermon.    The scientific method is essentially codified integrity.  The study of any natural phenomenon presupposes a love of the truth, a desire to avoid bias and carelessness, and a commitment to follow the evidence where it leads.  Honesty, skepticism and integrity are just as necessary for any intellectual endeavor, whether history, theology, research, journalism, leadership, and dealings with oneself and others.  These values derive from the Bible, not The Origin of Species.  Bateson should reference his sources.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ft. Loramie FFA wins its first state banner

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On April 14th, the Fort Loramie Agriculture, Food and Resources, Structural Engineering, and Business Management for Agriculture and Environment students competed in one of the following contests: Greenhand Quiz, Farm Business Management and Agricultural Technology and Mechanics CDE.  Agriculture, Food and Resources class competed in the Greenhand quiz, in which tests a first year member’s knowledge about the organization’s history and functions. Austin Meyer placed 83rd as an individual out of 1, 692 in the state.Clint Ratermann, Cole Cordonnier, Joe Seger and Ethan Broerman ranked 6th in the state for the Agricultural Mechanicals and Technology contest.Structural Engineering students took a test for Agricultural Technology and Mechanics, testing them on agricultural equipment, metals and calculating acreage. Cole Cordonnier ranked 24th, Clint Ratermann placed 30th, Ethan Broerman was 35th, and Joseph Seger ranked 40th as individuals out of the 314 contestants. Their team ranked 6th in the state; all participants claim the contest will help them in their engineer and mechanic careers, and are planning to come back to compete in the state finals this October.The Business Management for Agriculture and Environment class competed in the Farm Business Management contest. Students were tested on their understanding of economic principles and analytical ability to solve problems associated with farm management. Out of 512 participants, Jordan Meyer placed 24th, David Holthaus placed 32nd, Amanda Seger was 39th and Sara Maurer was 56th. As a team, they ranked 5th in the state. This outstanding achievement has earned the Fort Loramie FFA its first state banner. To achieve these high scores, the team utilized their skills they learned from their agricultural class, taught by FFA advisor, Mr. Matthew Pleiman. During their interview, the team was asked how it felt to be the first Fort Loramie members to win a state banner. All four senior participants agreed it was a lasting experience, but the greatest feeling was knowing they had finally achieved their goal they made as freshman, creating a perfect ending to their final year in the FFA.last_img read more

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