Next Wednesday, October 19th at NYC’s The Marlin Room at Webster Hall, the Songs of Love Foundation – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges – will deliver an all-star lineup made up of Scott Sharrard (Gregg Allman Band), Jackie Greene, Scott Metzger, Marc Quinones, Peter Levin, Shawn Pelton, and Brett Bass for what is sure to be a special night on many different fronts.The show, which is also the 20th anniversary celebration of the foundation, will feature the music of the Allman Brothers Band performed by this incredible lineup. The performance will feature two sets, the first being a “Duane Allman, Muscle Shoals Style” set, with the second seeing the band perform the Allman’s Live at the Fillmore East.For this particular event, Songs of Love will be helping to support Josie Johnson: “We are proud to celebrate our 27,000th song by honoring the adorable 4 year-old Josie Johnson. Josie is one of 200 people in the world born with the genetic disorder, Foxg1. The entire audience will participate in a live recording of a milestone ‘song of love’ for Josie.” For Josie’s Foxg1 fundraiser, head to this link.This is great music for an even better cause.Purchase tickets to the Songs of Love Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration here.
As 8 p.m. approaches, three baristas scurry about Cabot Café in the Radcliffe Quadrangle. They arrange fresh pastries on glass shelves, slice a gooey Mississippi mud pie, and unlock the doors. When they grind the coffee, the delicious smell fills the space, and students from around the quad filter in with friends or homework or both.Before the official opening of the café on Sept. 25, general manager Jesse Kaplan ’13 and four other managers taught the dozen new hires how to run the shop. The intensive, weeklong “barista boot camp” paid off; any of the dozen undergraduate baristas can smoothly run the shop alone on a given night.Kaplan and his classmates/business partners — Laura Hinton, Chandan Lodha, Daniel Lynch, and Carolyn Stein — last spring proposed their idea of opening a coffee shop in the basement of Cabot to House Masters Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana. Both masters have extensive business experience, and Rakesh is a Harvard Business School professor. The five received hearty encouragement. Says Kaplan, “We would never have been able to pursue this project without the House masters’ continual enthusiasm and support.” They borrowed grant money from the House to launch a spring preview and later to buy machinery and supplies.In the feedback jar beside the espresso machine is one question: “Where will the profits go?” Kaplan’s response is business minded: The organizers will invest the profits back into the café. They plan to renovate a back room into a food preparation area, buy new furniture, and install better lighting. They also plan to host nights featuring slam poetry, open microphones, games, and musical performances.For now, students sit at tables huddled over homework, sipping cappuccinos, and taking part in a business endeavor that Kaplan says “has been incredibly rewarding” and will not be his last entrepreneurial venture. You won’t regret it Mississippi mud pie? Gautam Kumar ’13 receives a sweet slice from Anna Menzel ’15 (right) and Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14. Photos by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Open for business At 8 p.m., Anna Menzel ’15 (right) and Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14 open Cabot Cafe, which is located in Cabot House’s basement. The cafe closes at midnight. Slice o’ pie Anna Menzel ’15 assists customers in the background … while this pie waits, but certainly not for long. Coffee and ideas Jesse Kaplan ’13 (right) studies with Min Hwang ’13. Kaplan is one of five Cabot residents that have partnered to open this basement cafe. Pour-over Anna Menzel ’15 makes a “pour-over” coffee at Cabot Cafe. The sweetest thing Anna Menzel ’15 keeps the pastries stocked. Comin’ right up Baristas Anna Menzel ’15 (from left), Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14, and Nicolas Jofre ’13 serve up caffeinated delights. Signage Though it may be new, business is booming in Cabot Cafe. Indulgence Who can resist a pastry? A delightful brew Official cafe business Daniel Lynch ’13 (left) is the facilities manager and Laura Hinton ’13 does public relations and events for the cafe. They are two of the five Cabot residents behind the new cafe. It’s a well-lit cafe … but that suits these studiers just fine. Good work! Suggestions? More pie!
Park ranger in Austin pushed into lake after asking crowd to social distance Severe storms on Sunday injured hikers in two different incidents over the weekend. A woman on Kiawah Island, South Carolina was killed by an alligator on May 1. Cynthia Renee Covert was at a friend’s home when she saw an alligator in a pond near the house. Covert decided to approach the alligator, her friend told police, and was about four feet from the edge of the pond when the alligator lunged out of the water and attacked. The friend called 911 while her husband ran to the pond with a shovel and began striking the alligator, but the animal dragged Covert into the water. When police arrived, a deputy shot the alligator, hitting it four times and killing it before recovering Covert’s body. In a separate incident, a woman and man hiking in Percy Warner Park were badly injured when a tree fell. A 22-year-old woman was pinned beneath the tree, crushing her legs and shoulder. The man was more fortunate and was knocked clear of the tree as it fell. Both hikers were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Their conditions are currently unknown. Woman in SC fatally attacked by alligator A man in Austin, Texas faces a felony after shoving a park ranger at Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park into a lake after the ranger asked a crowd of people to practice social distancing. Brandon Hicks, 25, is seen in a video filmed by a bystander pushing the ranger into a shallow lake after the ranger asks a group of people to “disperse.” The Nashville Fire Department and Long Hunter State Park rangers rescued a 47-year-old man after he was struck by a tree while hiking on Sunday. The man suffered a severe back injury and was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The man was hiking with his child and brother. The child was also hit by the tree and was taken to the hospital by the brother, where he was described as “alert.” Hikers in two separate incidents struck by falling trees near Nashville Hicks has been released from jail on $7,500 bond and is due in court on June 19. A person found guilty of a state jail felony faces a sentence of 180 days to two years, CNN reports. As a result of the incident, rangers in Austin are now required to approach groups in teams of two.
The meeting took place ten days after Argentine environmentalists lifted a three-and-a-half year border blockade protesting a pulp plant they accuse of contaminating the Uruguay River. “I’ve brought a proposal for the monitoring of the Uruguay River, based on science and in the interest of resolving this issue as quickly as possible and turning our attention to tasks as important as the union of our peoples,” Argentine foreign minister Héctor Timerman said at a press conference in Montevideo. Tuesday morning, before traveling to Montevideo, Timerman declared that Argentina and Uruguay are “almost there” in resolving the lengthy conflict. By Dialogo July 01, 2010 Argentina proposed to Uruguay that they perform “complete, extensive, and absolute monitoring” of the river they share, the center of a prolonged conflict between the two countries, and Montevideo announced that it would make a counterproposal next week. In his first foreign trip after taking office last week, Timerman met for forty-five minutes with his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Almagro, after which they were joined by Uruguayan president José Mujica and vice-president Danilo Astori for a two-hour joint lunch. In April, the International Court of Justice in The Hague found that Argentina had not provided “conclusive evidence” that the plant, owned by Finnish firm UPM (formerly Botnia), was contaminating the river and demanded that the two countries carry out joint environmental monitoring within the framework of the Uruguay River Administration Commission (CARU). As far as Brazil’s possible participation in the monitoring is concerned, the two foreign ministers indicated that this is something that the presidents of the countries involved will have to determine at a later stage. “We are ready for complete, extensive, and absolute monitoring of the entire Uruguay River along both banks and with all the guarantees that we all should have in favor of the environment,” he added, while refusing to disclose further details about the Argentine plan. On 2 June, Uruguayan president José Mujica and Argentine president Cristina Kirchner committed themselves to establishing criteria for the environmental monitoring of the river within two months.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Students at Long Island schools marked National Coming Out Day three days early on Friday since the LGBT awareness event held annually on Oct. 11 this year falls on Sunday, when schools are closed.Long Island LGBT Services Network staffers fanned out to 83 local schools—up from 60 schools last year—as a part of a campaign that includes seminars to talk about the issues and handing out palm cards detailing statistics such as 80 percent of LGBT kids reporting being bullied either at school or on their way in the past year.“I’d really like to see every single school on Long Island have a [Gay-Straight Alliance],” said David Kilmnick, CEO of the nonprofit group. “We really want to start educating from the earliest age about diversity and different kinds of families. I think everyone in schools needs to be talking about these issues and have things in place to support the students, their friends and families.”Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, 2016 Republican presidential candidates are promising to change laws and policies reversing LGBT equality—suggesting that despite gains, equality remains elusive.“After all, we are in the business of education,” said one Suffolk County school employee, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media. “So, why not extend education to social and emotional issues?”As a part of the campaign, more than 80,000 students—LGBT youths and allies alike—are walking from class to class through colorful poster-plastered hallways, proudly donning rainbow ribbons or supportive ally stickers.“I think in general,” Kilmnick continued, “when there’s a high visibility of anything LGBT, people think we have an agenda. The only agenda is making sure every kid is safe in school.”With all the gradual change in society, coming out seems like a fading necessity. Kilmnick, however, doesn’t think so.“There’s still an assumption that everyone is heterosexual.”It’s called “sexual profiling”—the assumption of someone’s sexual orientation—and it actually works both ways: straight masculine women or feminine men presumed as homosexuals or, as Kilmnick described, simple things such as restaurants mistakenly bagging a same-sex couple’s leftovers in separate bags.“It’s innocent but very telling,” said Kilmnick. “That may be hard for some people to understand, but it’s those little actions that still say a lot. We still have a long way to go and until people change their minds and don’t make assumptions about people’s sexual orientation, people will always need to come out.”In the meantime, awareness and education through efforts like the National Coming Out Day awareness campaign hope to address these and other issues.While many public locations such as libraries host Gay-Straight Alliances, Kilmnick advised anyone – student or staff – interested in starting a GSA club to reach out to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Network through their website or to call their Bay Shore office at 631-665-2300.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Oceanside woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her 79-year-old mother to death following an argument on Monday afternoon, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a report of an assault at a Terrell Avenue home, where they found the victim, Irma Grossman, with a neck wound at 12:48 p.m., police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she died three hours later.“There was a scene created by the murder,” Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Tuesday during a news conference at police headquarters. “Obviously something transpired in that home.”The victim’s 56-year-old daughter, Suzan Grossman-Kerner, who also lives in Oceanside, was charged with second-degree murder. She will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.Azzata said investigators recovered a kitchen knife that may be the murder weapon. Detectives are continuing the investigation.
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File photoTOWNSVILLE’S vacancy rates have increased slightly to 4 per cent but are still well below 2017 levels.The latest REIQ Rental Survey shows that vacancy rates rose from 3.8 per cent in March 2018 to 4 per cent in June 2018.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020A REIQ spokeswoman said despite Townsville’s vacancy rate being the second weakest of a major centre, there was positive signs.“The Townsville rental market has shown signs of improvement over the past 12 – 24 months,” she said.“In March 2017 the Townsville vacancy rate was 6.2 per cent so this market is clearly moving in the right direction and is headed toward recovery.”In September 2016 vacancy rates in Townsville peaked at 7.1 per cent before making a steady decline.In September 2008 they stopped as low as 1.5 per cent before they started to rise.According to the REIQ Townsville’s rental market will remain weak until vacancy rates fall below 3 per cent.
Batesville lost to Franklin County 28 – 14.Calvin Sherwood scored the Bulldogs’ two touchdowns with runs of 62 and 80 yards through holes created by Brendan Imel, Gavin Ertel, Adam Longstreth and Ryland Parmer. Jaden Peetz ran in a 2 point conversion to finish the scoring. Jeremiah Lemmel had an interception on defense while Peetz, Longstreth, and Logan Adams also played well.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.
Thomas Scott Back, 18, Clearwater, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. He was born, May 1, 2002 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was survived by his parents, Scott R. and Jennifer L. (Mahan) Back and two brothers, Michael Back and Clayton Back.He had a vibrant energy that drew people in and he could make you smile no matter the situation. He loved to travel and try new things. He recently finished his associates degree from Saint Petersburg College and planned to start flight school soon. He enjoyed going to car shows, parks to explore, playing with his dog Luna, stargazing, and most of all, he enjoyed watching sunsets anywhere, but especially sunsets over the water.While observing CDC and state guidelines for social distancing and required facial coverings, public visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 25,2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com