Tedeschi Trucks Band is kicking 2019 off in full motion with a packed itinerary this winter. Following their extensive winter tour, which will conclude with a European run of shows in April, the husband-and-wife duo will take some time off before leaping into another marathon this summer for their annual “Wheels of Soul” tour.The multi-band tour will feature special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope for five weeks, kicking off in their hometown of Jacksonville, FL in late June and wrapping up with two nights at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on August 2nd and 3rd. The Wheels of Soul tour has established itself as a unique concert experience over the last five years, welcoming incredible musicianship, stage collaborations, and unpredictable setlists, on every stop across the country.Previous Wheels of Soul bills have included Drive-By Truckers/Marcus King Band (2018), Hot Tuna/The Wood Brothers (2017), Los Lobos/North Mississippi Allstars (2016) and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings/Doyle Bramhall II (2015).TTB’s Wheels of Soul tour will open up with a hometown show at Jacksonville, FL’s Daily’s Place Amphitheater on June 28th, 2019, followed by stops at Boca Raton, FL’s Mizner Park Amphitheater (6/29); St. Petersburg, FL’s Al Lang Stadium (6/30); Orange Beach, AL’s The Wharf Amphitheater (7/3); Charleston, SC’s Volvo Car Stadium (7/5); Simpsonville, SC’s Heritage Park Amphitheater (7/6); Charlotte, NC’s PNC Music Pavilion (7/7); and Raleigh, NC’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (7/9).The bands then head north with stops at Gilford, NH’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (7/13); Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (7/14); Canandaigua, NY’s Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC (7/16); Cincinnati, OH’s PNC Pavilion (7/19); Huber Heights, OH’s Rose Music Center at The Heights (7/20); Rochester Hills, MI’s Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (7/23); and Indianapolis, IN’s Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park (7/24).Wheels of Soul tour will keep on rolling through to Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 26th and 27th, following 8 straight sell-out performances at the renowned venue. The bands will wrap up their extensive summer tour with stops at St. Louis, MO’s Fox Theatre (7/30); Brandon, MS’s Brandon Amphitheater (7/31); and will end with a two-night run at Atlanta, GA’s Fox Theatre (8/2 & 8/3).Tedeschi Trucks Band notes that pre-sales for all shows will work a bit differently this year. Swamp Family Fan Club members will have the first opportunity to get tickets for each show, beginning on Tuesday, December 11th at 10 a.m. local time. The pre-sale code for Swamp Family members will be provided in the member section (click here to become a member). At 12 p.m. local time on December 11th, all fans will be able to access pre-sales using the code TRUCKS.Public on-sales for all shows except Boca Raton and St. Petersburg will begin on Friday, December 14th at 10 a.m. local time here.Head to Tedeschi Trucks Band’s website for more information on their upcoming Wheels of Soul tour.Wheels Of Soul Tour 2019 (ft. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope):6/28/19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater6/29/19 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater (on sale 12/19)6/30/19 St. Petersburg, FL Al Lang Stadium (on sale 12/19)7/03/19 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater7/05/19 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium7/06/19 Simpsonville, SC Heritage Park Amphitheater7/07/19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion7/09/19 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek7/13/19 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion7/14/19 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/16/19 Canandaigua, NY Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands PAC7/19/19 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion7/20/19 Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center at The Heights7/23/19 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre7/24/19 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park7/26/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/27/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre7/30/19 St. Louis, MO The Fox Theatre7/31/19 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater8/02/19 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theatre8/03/19 Atlanta, GA The Fox TheatreView All Tour Dates
Feeling bad about much of the news these days? Lucky for you it’s now the season of giving, and take it from this celebrity dentist, giving will help you feel better.“The greatest part about being successful is being able to give back and help. He who gives receives the greatest gift,” Dr. Bill Dorfman told HooplaHa earlier this year. “There’s nothing that makes me feel better than knowing I changed somebody’s life in a positive way.”Dorfman does that not only through his cosmetic dentistry practice which focuses on improving the appearance of people’s teeth, but also through his passion project LEAP Foundation.LEAP is a one-week leadership program for high school and college students from around the world. Its mentor workshop gives students the opportunity to meet accomplished mentors in a variety of fields and industries.A former participant in LEAP’s inaugural program at age 16, Charlie Gallagher went on to become the nonprofit’s executive director two years ago.“There are so many things from LEAP that I learned that I would have never had the opportunity to learn from a curriculum,” Gallagher told HooplaHa. Today, he’s using that knowledge to oversee everything from marketing to finances and communications for the LEAP organization, and leveraging Dell Inspiron desktops to do it.“When it was time to invest in technology for LEAP, there was only one choice,” said Dorfman, who uses a Dell XPS laptop for his dental practice which gained fame when he was featured on the television show “Extreme Makeover.” You may have also seen Dorfman on the daytime talk show “The Doctors.”You can hear more from him and Gallagher about how Dell technology helps them run these two very different businesses in this video:https://youtu.be/xel_V5co6XAAnd, you can learn more about how Dell Technology Advisors partner with small businesses at http://www.dell.com/smallbusinesspartner
Some of us receive new clothes around Christmas time. But visiting assistant mathematics professor Steven Broad received a free trip to research in Brazil. Broad was chosen as a Fulbright scholar, which will allow him to travel to Brazil in the summer of 2010 to further his current research in differential geometry. “Interestingly enough, I found out I received the grant the day we left for the Christmas holiday,” Broad said. “Right before we were leaving the house, [my wife] went to check the mail and there was a letter from Fulbright. It was paper thin, and that’s supposed to be bad news.” But when his wife opened it, she had good news to share with him. Broad’s research is in differential geometry. He said the Fulbright is an affordable way to complete his research. “I always sort of knew about the Fulbright,” Broad said. “I have a collaborator who works and lives and Brazil and my dissertation advisor is from there originally. We had to figure out how I could go to Brazil for some extended period of time without having to pay for it.”As an undergraduate, Broad studied mathematics and physics, and before he got a Ph.D., he wanted to be sure of what he wanted to do. He said he worked as a software engineer in order to give himself time to decide what field he wanted to pursue. “I was always thinking about how I was going to get back,” Broad said. After taking courses in analysis and complex analysis, Broad said he found something that interested him. “People think of [mathematicians] as sort of insensitive to beauty and in fact really most of us are all about it,” Broad said. “The reason I study things in mathematics is because to some extent, they are beautiful.”Broad taught at Notre Dame from 2006-09 before coming to Saint Mary’s in the fall of 2009.“This is an extraordinary award and such an honor for Professor Broad and for the department. Having a faculty member of this stature in the math department is evidence of the academic strength of Saint Mary’s College,” Joanne Snow, professor and chair of the mathematics department, said in a press release. “Professor Broad is an asset to the College due to his scholarly excellence as well his commitment to the mission of Saint Mary’s College, which includes helping women to develop their talents and prepare them to make a difference in the world,” Snow said.After completing his time in Brazil, Broad will bring the information back to the United States and share what he has learned with the campus community. “Here at Saint Mary’s, we care very much about the power and beauty of mathematics,” Broad said.
Hair can often be a means of self-expression. However, sometimes no hairstyle at all can say more than even the most elaborate updo. The Bald and The Beautiful, one of the largest student-run philanthropy events on campus, gives students the opportunity to either shave their heads, donate eight inches of hair or buy hair extensions to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.“It’s cool when you shave your head and you’re walking around campus and you see somebody else that you didn’t know was shaving their head or a girl who got her hair cut super short, it’s just like a cool little bond you share,” Bart Bramanti, a junior and co-chair for the event, said.This year, The Bald and the Beautiful will be held on April 3 and 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and April 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Duncan Student Center on the Hagerty Family Cafe Stage. Participants can either donate eight inches of their hair for free, shave their head for $15 or purchase colored hair extensions, each color representing a different type of cancer, for $10.Organizer and senior Rachel Belans said she hopes the central location will help make the fundraiser more successful this year.“We switched the location this year,” Belans said. “It used to be in [LaFortune Student Center] so we’re hoping that the new location will be really exciting and maybe help us get more participation this year.”Last year, the event raised around $10,000 and the organizers are hoping to either match that amount or reach $15,000 this year. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $300,000 for pediatric cancer research.The money raised is split between Memorial Hospital in South Bend and St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on childhood cancer research. However, the efforts of The Bald and The Beautiful go beyond just raising money. The event has also sponsored a playroom called “The Bald and The Beautiful Room” in Memorial Hospital and the group also organizes visits to Memorial Hospital a few times a month. On Wednesday, children from the hospital will be coming to the fundraiser for arts and crafts.“We wanted to support the children’s hospital here because those were the kids we could interact with and it’s in South Bend,” Bramanti said. “And the St. Baldrick’s Foundation was the research-related side of it. … We want to donate to a fewer number of places and make more substantial contributions.”The Bald and The Beautiful began in 2009 when some members of the Freshmen Class Council began planning a service event in honor of one of their classmates, Sam Marx, who had been in a battle with cancer during his time on campus. The goal of the event was to keep Sam’s vibrant presence alive on campus after he left for further treatment and to raise awareness for cancer research. At the first The Bald and The Beautiful, 126 students came out to shave their heads.Last year, 258 people preregistered for the event and this year they have 100 individuals registered for donations — including 15 girls who are planning on shaving their heads. Around 500 people ended up participating last year, as people can also walk up the day of and participate.“I have not participated in The Bald and the Beautiful before,” Elisabeth Lasecki, a sophomore who will be donating eight inches of her hair, said in an email. “I decided to participate because I was already planning to chop my hair, so I might as well do it for such an incredible cause.”Bramanti has shaved his head the last two years.“It’s funky. You feel like you have Velcro all over your head,” he said.While shaving your head my not be for everyone, Belans said it lends one a strong emotional connection to those going through cancer.“It [shaving your head] requires a lot of bravery and is a huge emotional challenge for people to go through and do that big empathic thing to stand in solidarity with people with cancer,” she said.Belans has donated her hair three times to The Bald and The Beautiful.“There’s all kinds of things we take for granted and one of the easiest ones is a full head of hair,” Bramanti said. “But on a shaving-your-head basis, you’re stepping into someone else’s shoes and seeing what it’s like. It’s an interesting experience. When you shave your head and you’re off campus where people don’t know you, you can get looked at kind of funny, like ‘why does this kid have a shaved head’ and maybe that’s something that people who are going through chemo have to deal with as their hair is growing back. It’s just trying to understand and get a little appreciation for how blessed we are to live the kind of lives we do and do what we can to help those who have to deal with the things we don’t.”Lasecki is still apprehensive about the approaching date for her big haircut, but it excited to do her part for those battling cancer.“I’ve wanted to cut my hair for a while now, but I’m definitely still a bit nervous,” Lasecki said. “I haven’t had short hair since I was pretty young. Nevertheless, I’m just grateful I can do my small part in the ongoing fight against cancer.”Bramanti said if shaving your head has even crossed your mind before, it’s definitely a risk worth taking.“I think everyone will get a little nervous when they think about shaving their head,” Bramanti said. “But, I never looked back. I’m very happy I did it the two times I did. If you haven’t done it and it’s something you’re thinking about, take a little leap of faith. You always have a conversation starter.”Tags: cancer, haircut, philanthropy, the bald and the beautiful
A trail that leads visitors past historic sites along a well-graded former rail line, making this the most comfortable bicycle route in the region. The trail is deeply shaded for most of the route and is easy for hikers and fat-tired cyclists to follow. The history it touches on makes it especially enjoyable—watch for ancient posts and mile markers along the way. TEN GOVERNORS TRAIL Located in Sumter National Forest, the 655-acre Long Cane Scenic Area, containing both ancient trees like the champion shagbark hickory and a significant canebreak thicket of giant cane, forms the center around which the 26.7-mile trail revolves. Shorter loops of 16.7 miles and 15.1 miles are also possible. The trail starts off as a boardwalk over Slade Lake and then becomes a paved path that curves past historic homes and gubernatorial memorials, painting a picture of public service across three centuries. STEVENS CREEK TRAIL A brisk ride down the shared trail leading to where all six trails splinter off into the woods becomes a gentle introduction to the terrain ahead, deeply shaded by deciduous forest. Little whoop-de-doos start right away but the trail is well-worn, so you can keep your eyes on what’s coming up next. LONG CANE TRAIL SAVANNAH VALLEY RAILROAD Photo provided by Bike List. FORKS AREA TRAIL SYSTEM Spring is when nature truly comes alive: there’s no better time to get out and breathe in fresh oxygen from blooming flowers or to observe wildlife activity in the upstate of South Carolina. With 262.5 miles of trails across six state parks and a national forest, South Carolina’s Old 96 District is teeming with natural beauty. Gear up for spring and start planning your getaway to explore South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast! With its combination of beauty and tough terrain, the Stevens Creek/Modoc Trail is one of the top highlights of this region for mountain bikers. Access to the trail is possible through Hamilton Branch State Park.
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KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong warned against small religious gatherings where participants shared food and sing together without properly wearing masks.About 1,600 members of a Christian church in southern Seoul are undergoing a check after one attendee was confirmed to have contracted the virus, and 28 of them have tested positive so far, Jeong said.However, the government is discussing allowing limited numbers of spectators at professional sport matches including baseball, football and golf starting as early as next week, said Yoon Tae-ho, a senior official at the health ministry. Topics : As of midnight Sunday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 42 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 12,757 cases with 282 deaths. On June 20, the daily tally reached 67, its highest since in more than three weeks.South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in expressed concerns about the persistent infections ahead of the summer holiday season, calling for strict steps to prevent the virus.”I hope it will give a breathing room for the domestic tourism industry and chances to rest and recharge for the people,” Moon told a meeting with senior aides.”We need everyone’s cooperation in ensuring watertight virus prevention measures in tourist sites and spreading a safe travel and play culture,” he said, urging people to stagger breaks and avoid crowded attractions. South Korea’s health authorities called on Monday for citizens to stagger vacation schedules ahead of the holiday season and avoid gatherings at workplaces and religious facilities, as coronavirus infections from small clusters persist.After battling the first major coronavirus epidemic outside China, South Korea managed to reduce the rates of daily infections to single digits by late April, propelled by an intensive tracking and testing campaign.But just as social distancing rules were eased in May, a series of small outbreaks erupted from nightclubs, retailer warehouses, churches and door-to-door sales businesses, prompting the government to declare the beginning of a “second wave” of infections last week.
16 Brakes Cres, Miami. Supplied.“We knocked it down with plans to build something more commercial.“After living there for so long, I knew how to best capture the breezes and views.”Ms Lekich, the director of nursing at Miami Day Hospital, wanted a practical and functional home for her three children, with a low level of maintenance.“I just wanted something that was easy to live in,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoCheck out that view!“There are no cornices, only rolling doors, the laundry has an internal line and there’sstorage everywhere.”A pool, boardroom, cinema, games room, gym and wine cellar are among the property’s luxury features.There’s also separate guest accommodation on the lower level and spectacular views from the large rooftop terrace. Property heaven.“It’s on one of only three hills along the Gold Coast beachfront and we’ve been able to capture the best views of the city,” Ms Lekich said.“Lots of hills have apartments but this is a freestanding home, and it’s also off an easement so it’s really quiet and peaceful.“It ranks among the Gold Coast’s best homes because of its size and position.”Ms Lekich said her home’s appearance attracted a lot of attention, particularly on a clear day.“We were one of the first in Australia to use Euroclad,” she said.“It’s a pink, orange tile that shines a different colour when the sun hits it.“Everyone on the Gold Coast knows the house because of that shiny tile on the western andeastern sides.”NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic and Edward Smyth are marketing the property. 16 Brakes Cres, Miami. Supplied.LOCATION is everything in real estate and this Miami property is no exception.But the latest mega mansion to hit the market on the Gold Coast comes from humble beginnings — an old beach house once occupied the site at 16 Brakes Cres.Now described as the Gold Coast’s “sexiest mansion”, it’s on the market at $5 million.The five-level industrial-style residence was built in 2013 for Jennie Lekich’s family.“We bought the land there around 20 years ago when it had an old beach house on it,” Ms Lekich said.
Defined contribution (DC) master trust The People’s Pension has dropped Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) in favour of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) as its investment platform provider.The auto-enrolment DC scheme, having been with LGIM since October 2012, said appointing SSgA was necessary due to the UK’s new pension freedoms.It will now use SSgA for investment-management services, as well as the asset manager’s platform to allow its 1.6m members to select funds.The People’s Pension offers members fund-selection options but also an ethical option, as well as default funds based on risk tolerance. SSgA’s platform can be adapted to include other investment managers than itself, which B&CE, owner of the The People’s Pension, said would be reviewed over time.Patrick Heath-Lay, chief executive at B&CE, said: “We have been working with the trustee board in undertaking a wide-ranging review of investment and at-retirement options.“We have some exciting plans for the future, and the move is the first step in bringing those plans to life.”In other news, Aon Hewitt has urged UK pension schemes to tread lightly when updating mortality assumptions based on increasing death rates in the UK.The consultancy said official UK statistics data showed 2015 had been heavy for mortality compared with a year earlier.However, Aon Hewitt said this needed to be treated carefully.The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI), part of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries that conducts research into longevity expectations, updated its projections based on figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Aon Hewitt said schemes should treat the revised CMI with caution and remain focused on longer-term trends.Martin Lowes, a partner at the consultancy, said the ONS data showed that mortality was higher in the previous three years leading up to 2015 compared with the expected long-term trend.Pension funds, however, need to consider how much weight to put on recent fluctuations, he said. “[Schemes] should not allow their projections to over-react to annual changes in the numbers of deaths, as these may be caused by one-off factors rather than being part of a long-term trend,” he said.“Life expectancy is still increasing, just perhaps not quite so rapidly as before. We will need to see what happens to mortality rates over the next few years to help us judge the extent of this slowdown.”
Spectrum’s geoscientists have completed an extensive hydrocarbon prospectivity review offshore North Gabon using 5,500 km2 of modern 3D seismic data, recently acquired to image the deep syn-rift units and to provide a regional framework for the traditional post-rift hydrocarbon plays.Two major petroleum systems are present with source rocks and reservoirs distributed in the pre-salt syn-rift sequences and in several post-rift sequences. Each petroleum system is characterized by various source rocks, reservoirs and trapping mechanisms.The Nyonie Deep gas discovery has proven reservoir properties in the pre-salt section syn-rift sections of Gamba Sands and Dentale Fms. Oil bearing targets are known in the clastic and calcareous deposits of the Late Cretaceous.In the syn-rift, mostly lacustrine source rocks are expected to be oil generative from the end of the Cretaceous and Paleogene, or even later in case of a burial less than 3-4 km. Post-rift units have a number of marine source rocks, pushed into an early oil window from the Paleogene and during the Neogene, mostly as result of their close proximity to highly conductive salt bodies.Regional extensional faults show an echelon trend with strike direction between N-S and NW-SE, generating large structural closures at base salt level, potentially over 150-200 km2, clearly visible in the initial stages of the time processing, and expected to be fully imaged by the end of the Depth Migration exercise.Salt withdrawal occurred mainly during the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene, controlling the deposition of the post-rift sequences, which are organized in a variety of structural and stratigraphic traps, most of which remain untested. Finally, the proper imaging of subsalt traps is expected to uncover potential hydrocarbon resources, economically attractive and overlooked from the past exploration.