Papadosio Makes Their Headlining Debut At Red Rocks Amphitheatre [A Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Be sure to catch Papadosio at the Spirit of Suwannee for Purple Hatter’s Ball, performing alongside The Floozies, The Polish Ambassador, Melvin Seals & JGB, Earphunk, Dubconscious, The Mantras, Roosevelt Collier Band, The Malah, The Hip Abduction, Sophistafunk, Bedside, and so many more! All information can be found here.All photos appear courtesy of Kaleigh Mathis/Wanderlust Photography. See her full gallery below: You can see the full setlist below:Setlist: Papadosio at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 5/7/16…and this is what he thought ][We are WaterThe Sum ][Utopiate XLEpiphany 1/2 (new song)Epiphany 2/2Method Ritual ][Glimpse ][All I Knew Wrong Nostalgia >Night Colors (alt intro)2AM+ Find Your Cloudcenter_img Last weekend, Papadosio made band history by setting foot on the glorious stage of Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. While it wasn’t the band’s first trip to the esteemed venue, it was their debut as the headliners, leading artists like Ott & The All Seeing I, Opiuo, Dirtwire and The Malah on a musical excursion.Not only did Papadosio come to play, but they found time to debut a brand new song in their incredible set. Still untitled, the new song’s working title is “Threes” and features some clear Ratatat influences throughout. Fans were beyond delighted as the song debuted in the middle of “Epiphany,” a song from their 2015 album Extras In A Movie. “Ritual,” “Wrong Nostalgia” and “2AM” were also played from the new release.The show featured a number of classics from the band’s career as well, including “We Are Water,” “The Sum” and the uplifting encore of “Find Your Cloud.” Listen to the latter below:last_img read more

Russian Deceptive Propaganda Growing Fast in Latin America

first_imgBy Brian Fonseca, director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University’s (FIU) Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs July 24, 2018 Russia’s rebound in international politics after the collapse of the Soviet Union has roused many in America’s foreign policy establishment. Longtime Russian experts are warning Washington about Moscow’s growing threat to democracies around the world—including democracies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Russia’s limited capacity to exercise influence in the international community using traditional instruments of power—such as diplomatic, economic, and military—has forced it to rely more heavily on its ability to seek to influence populations through an insidious mix of state-directed activities designed to use propaganda, misinformation and disinformation to shape the way people think. Propaganda, misinformation and disinformation are a few of many components of what Russians term propaganda. For decades, Russian propaganda has been a key feature of Russian foreign policy in its “near abroad”—that is, former Soviet Republics and Warsaw Pact countries in close geographic proximity to Russia. However, in recent years Moscow has stepped up efforts to reorganize and engage in persistent propaganda activities in its “far abroad,”—that is regions as far away as Latin America and the Caribbean. Moscow’s goal is to weaken western sources of information, democratic institutions, and reduce the overall influence of the western-led international system. Russian propaganda is weakening confidence in western sources of information The objective of Russian propaganda operations in Latin America is not to convince audiences as to the merits of Russian policy, to boost the image of Russia, or to promote a Russian world view, but rather to erode confidence in western institutions such as democracy and free trade, as well as western-dominated sources of information. In today’s information space, the responsibility of finding truth has shifted from media outlets to individuals, and this is complicating individuals’ ability to sift through the oversaturated media environment to find truth. According to the National Endowment for Democracy, propaganda is used by Moscow to pursue its “foreign policy goals through a ‘4D’ offensive: dismiss an opponent’s claims or allegations, distort events to serve political purposes, distract from one’s own activities, and dismay those who might otherwise oppose one’s goals.” In Latin America, Russian media works to create enough confusion that it challenges support for U.S. and western-based media narratives and undermines the efficacy of democratic institutions throughout the region. Public support for democracy has declined from 61% in support for democracy to 53% in 2017, according to Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project. Perhaps the persistent decline in support for democracy in Latin America is an indicator of the success of Russia‘s propaganda. Russian-controlled media does this by exploiting long held suspicions about U.S. policy towards the region and exaggerating, distorting, or fabricating falsehoods regarding U.S. and western activities in the region. Russian use of information lacks any real parallel in the West. The growing ability to manipulate narratives is key to Russian strategy – Moscow strives to fragment and dismantle the perceived dominance of Western media narratives by providing alternative perspectives that are built on the predisposed suspicions of its audiences. Russian propaganda can be categorized into three forms—black, white, and grey. Black information campaigns are factually incorrect narratives with a false originator. White information campaigns are based on the truth and open identification of the source. Grey information campaigns are narratives that distort truths or alter context and can conceal the originator. Moscow continues adapting those operations to emerging technologies such as internet-based programming, social media platforms, and bots; the latter being a software application designed to automate tasks over the internet. According to the researcher for the U.S. Institute for National Strategies Studies, Dr. G. Alexander Crowther, there are three types of accounts promoting Russian perspectives. The first are accounts like RT and Sputnik Mundo that openly acknowledge that they are affiliated with the Russian government. The second are accounts like those established under Russia’s Internet Research Agency that use trolls and bots to spread disinformation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The third are accounts “run by people around the world who amplify pro-Russian themes either knowingly or unknowingly, after being influenced by the efforts described above.” Continuity from the old Soviet handbook Russia’s use of propaganda to aid Russia in achieving its foreign policy objectives is nothing new. Moscow has been engaging in propaganda for nearly a century. In the 1920s, Russian information campaigns worked to discredit dissident communities in Europe. During the Soviet period, Moscow institutionalized the use of propaganda in Russian security and intelligence services, establishing a disinformation unit within the First Chief Directorate of the Soviet Intelligence Agency. Russian propaganda surged in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. In the 1980s, Russian propagandists attempted to pin the origins of AIDS to a U.S. biological weapons experiment being conducted at Ft. Detrick, Md. This operation, named Operation Infektion, was one among many aimed at discrediting the U.S. around the world. Russian propaganda is not entirely new to Latin America either. In the early 1980s, Russia used misinformation to discredit the U.S. in its “near abroad.” Russia used misinformation in an effort to discredit Salvadoran support for U.S. policy in Central America. According to declassified CIA assessments, in December 1980, the Soviet Union Communist Party’s official newspaper Pravda published a false story claiming that the U.S. was involved in using napalm and herbicides against non-combatants in El Salvador. In January 1981, the weekly Russian newspaper Literaturnagya Gazeta published an article falsely claiming that the U.S. was preparing to eliminate thousands of Salvadorans—in a sense reminding Salvadorans, and the region, about El Salvador’s dark history when its elites attempted to purge the country of its indigenous communities. Russian propaganda is surging in Latin America and the Caribbean Russian propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation have all increased substantially over the last decade. Russian media outlets like RT, Sputnik Mundo, TASS and Voices of Russia are all actively broadcasting in Latin America. Unlike mainstream western outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, FOX and BBC, Russian outlets are not operating as independent media. Rather these media outlets are directly supporting Russian foreign policy objectives. Russian media leverages the growing platforms to deliver information—television broadcasting, social media, and the internet—in order to reach and influence Latin American audiences, often in Spanish. Russian investment in Russian media outlets around the world totaled about $323 million in 2017, although there is no statistical evidence regarding Russian media penetration in Latin America. It is estimated that RT and Sputnik alone can reach nearly the entire region. RT has agreements with about 320 cable providers throughout the region. Its tag line is “question more,” illustrating its intention to challenge western narratives and promote conspiracy theories. Initially, Russian messaging seemed opportunistic and not well coordinated among the various Russian-controlled media outlets in the region. However, in recent years that has changed, and Russian media appears far more coordinated in their messaging efforts. Additionally, Russian propaganda often exploits underfunded and under-resourced media outlets, including many in Latin American, in order to amplify their message. These are known as proxy media outlets. Latin American outlets have limited capacity to fact check everything, and in the race to ensure fresh content, find themselves re-publishing Russia media narratives. This gives the impression that Russia’s message is consistent with Latin America’s message. In fact, Moscow much prefers the message to come from Latin American media outlets because it carries more credibility. One of the false narratives that Russia is pushing hard in Latin America deals with U.S. military presence in the region. Moscow understands the historical legacy of U.S. military interventions in the region and is attempting to leverage that history to spread misinformation. In 2016, Sputnik Mundo published a false story claiming that the U.S. was standing up two military bases in Argentina—one in Patagonia and the other in the Tri-border area. In early 2017, RT Actualidad published another false story claiming that the U.S. was establishing a new military base in the Peruvian Amazon. The timing of both messaging campaigns corresponded with ongoing U.S. military equipment sales in Argentina and Peru. This illustrates intentionality in the use of Russia propaganda to achieve specific gains. In the cases of Peru and Argentina it was to undermine U.S. military equipment sales in the region. In 2017, former U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Congressman Marco Rubio asserted that Russian misinformation campaigns were being used to shape outcomes in several upcoming Latin American elections, including Brazilian, Colombian, and Mexican elections. Altering the political landscapes among critical U.S. allies from friendly to more adversarial environments would be a huge victory for Moscow. In late 2017, RT published a piece insinuating the UK was responsible for the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, claiming the Argentine submarine was being “chased” by a British helicopter. In reality, a Royal Airforce C-130 based in the Falklands was among the first on the scene to support search and rescue missions. These are the kinds of baseless and distorted claims consistent with Russian misinformation and disinformation efforts in the region. In addition to media platforms, Russia is strengthening its ties with Russian diaspora across Latin America through NGOs, businesses, and the Russian Orthodox Church in an effort to leverage these communities to amplify Moscow’s messaging, similar to the way Moscow leveraged Russian-speaking communities in Estonia and the Ukraine. However, in the near-term, Russian-speaking communities will remain an available but limited tool in advancing Moscow’s interests in Latin America. Russian diaspora have not gained any significant political influence to shaping Latin America and Caribbean politics or advance Russian political influence. The diaspora will continue serving as an instrument to promote Russian views and close the gap between Latin American and Caribbean societies and Moscow, if persistent, over the long term. Still, Russian media is among dozens of media outlets, representing countries all over the world. This saturation of information likely dilutes the impact that Russian media has in the region, although there is still no scientific way to measure the impact of Russian propaganda. However, it is the online programming and social media where Russian media outlets like RT or Sputnik have the biggest opportunity for growth. This is the medium that most middle class, younger audiences turn to for their information, offering the Kremlin an opportunity to effectively and efficiently reach the most influential sectors of society. To effectively mitigate the threat of Russian propaganda, the U.S. and its Latin American allies should continue reinforcing the importance of democratic institutions and principles through practice and help create resilience among communities in the region. Finally, the U.S. and its allies should continue to expose the falsehoods of Russian messaging and expose Moscow’s authoritarian practices, which run counter to the emerging political culture among Latin American societies. *Brian Fonseca also serves as an Adjunct Professor at FIU’s Department of Politics and International Relations and is a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at the Washington D.C.-think tank New America.last_img read more

Cops: Uniondale Teen’s 911 Call Leads to Burglary Arrest

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged burglar was arrested Friday after a teenage girl heard noises inside her Uniondale home and called police, Nassau County police said.Detectives said the first officers to arrive on the scene noticed the alleged burglar, 21-year-old Malique Wilson of Hempstead, climbing out of a first floor window with items from the residence.During the arrest, police also said Wilson was allegedly in possession of four glassine envelopes containing what appeared to be heroin, a screwdriver, and an iPod, which detectives said was stolen during a burglary earlier in the day, police said.Wilson was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, possession of burglar tools and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Injured Shkodran Mustafi sends good luck message to Arsenal team-mates ahead of FA Cup final clash with Chelsea

first_imgInjured Shkodran Mustafi sends good luck message to Arsenal team-mates ahead of FA Cup final clash with Chelsea Arsenal v Chelsea: Frank Lampard previews FA Cup FinalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:16FullscreenArsenal v Chelsea: Frank Lampard previews FA Cup Finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-chelsea-frank-lampard-previews-fa-cup-final-2221008/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Earlier this week, Mustafi opened up on his ‘disappointment’ at missing out on a cup final for a second time in his Arsenal career but revealed that surgery to his hamstring had been successful.‘After the match against Leicester City, I said that there is nothing more painful than not winning a game you deserved to win,’ he said.‘I had to learn the hard way, there is something even worse. Missing out the FA Cup final for the second time. ‘The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily. ‘After the disappointment I accepted the situation and I am now fully focused to recover as quick as possible to be back on the pitch.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMustafi also missed out on the final through injury three years ago when Arsenal beat Chelsea to overtake Manchester United as the most successful team in the history of the competition. The centre-half is set to miss the start of the next Premier League season and is expected to return in October.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Dani Ceballos hails Alexandre Lacazette as Arsenal’s de facto No.10 and likens forward to Karim BenzemaMORE: Ian Wright explains why Bukayo Saka should start on the bench for Arsenal against Chelsea in FA Cup final FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fa-cup-final-arsenal-preview-press-conference-2220808/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.One of Sead Kolasinac or Kieran Tierney is expected to start alongside David Luiz and Rob Holding in a makeshift back-three as the Gunners look to win the competition for a 14th time in what is a repeat of the 2017 final. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Today is the day. I think we all know that the season didn’t go as we wanted, it was a very strange season but today we have one more opportunity to make it a positive one,’ Mustafi said in a video on Twitter ahead of kick-off.‘I think everyone knows how important this game is and how important it is to win a trophy for this club.‘I think that during the season we had difficult times, we received a lot of criticism from everywhere and we tried to use that as motivation to go again and again. Advertisement ‘In a final you don’t need that extra motivation, I think you’re gonna be motivated enough to go out there and try everything, give everything to win it. ‘I’m sure Mikel is gonna show you our favourite picture but I want to see guys like a pack of wolves out there. ‘So good luck, all the best and I’ll see you with the trophy after outside.’ Let’s Go, #Gunners 👊🏻 #SM20 @Arsenal @EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/8WS4qqlVvX— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) August 1, 2020center_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 4:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link564Shares Arsenal are without Shkodran Mustafi for their FA Cup final encounter with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Shkodran Mustafi has passed on a special good luck message to Arsenal’s squad ahead of their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea and urged his team-mates to fight ‘like a pack of wolves’ to claim the trophy at Wembley.The 28-year-old has often been painted as a figure of fun since his move from Valencia back in 2016 but has fought for his Arsenal future this season and established himself as a key member of Mikel Arteta’s defence in recent months. However, a devastating hamstring injury in the dying moments of Arsenal’s semi-final victory over Manchester City earlier this month means the German centre-will play no part in this evening’s encounter. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reveals why he rejected Nigeria for England

first_imgBukayo Saka was handed his first senior England call-up this week (AMA/Getty Images)Bukayo Saka believes he was right to turn down Nigeria’s national team in favour of England because of how the Three Lions have transformed under Gareth Southgate.The 19-year-old was handed his first senior England call-up earlier this week and is likely to make his debut as the Three Lions face Wales, Belgium and Denmark.Saka, who was born in London, also had the opportunity to represent Nigeria on the national stage.But the winger insists England’s bright future led to his decision to go with the Three Lions.ADVERTISEMENT‘I feel like I’m really, really proud of my Nigerian heritage,’ Saka told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I always still watch Nigeria’s games where I can and I wish them all the best and support them all the way. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 2:39 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.9kShares Bukayo Saka has impressed on Arsenal’s left flank (AMA/Getty Images)‘But I’ve seen the process of how England are transforming and I think in the future they’re going to do great stuff. I feel like it was right for me to choose England.‘My dad was born here, my mum was born in Nigeria, but they both grew up in Nigeria and met each other in Nigeria.‘They came over and when they came to England it wasn’t easy for them because obviously it’s a new country. It’s really cold for them!More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But they adapted well, and as soon as they had me and my brother they always left everything out the way and put us first.‘Especially my football career, my dad always pushed me, he took me to training on days where sometimes it would take two hours to get to training, so I’ll always be so grateful for my parents for the work they’ve done for me.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reveals why he rejected Nigeria for Englandlast_img read more

Pension scheme of collapsed rural retailer agrees £100m bulk annuity

first_img“In this scenario the trustee had a pot of money to secure benefits greater than PPF levels of compensation, and they wanted to secure benefits that were as high as possible,” said Rachel Cutts, origination and execution director for Legal & General Retirement Institutional.“The benefits that can be secured in cases like these are fully dependent on the insurer’s pricing, so it’s very different to a typical transaction where the insurer is providing a price for a given set of benefits,” she added. “It’s more involved and it requires collaboration between all parties.” Hetal Kotecha, director at professional trustee firm Independent Trustee Services, said the scheme it had secured benefits for members that were “far higher than we could have hoped for when we started out on this journey”.Legal & General said the transaction was structured in a way that provided the flexibility for additional benefits to be secured in the future, as the trustee expected to receive additional recoveries from the ongoing insolvency proceedings.Richard Mills, partner at LCP, which advised the trustee on the transaction, said the transaction was structured in a way that wold allow the trustee to top up members’ benefits when further recoveries were received during the ongoing insolvency proceedings.“The policy gives the Trustee significant flexibility if the insolvency proceedings take time to resolve,” he said.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The Countrywide Farmers Retirement Benefits Scheme has agreed a £100m (€109m) bulk annuity deal, confirming the grounds on which it exited the assessment period for the UK’s defined benefit lifeboat fund last year.The transaction, with Legal & General Assurance Society, secures the benefits of 360 deferred members and 712 retirees.The pension scheme entered the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment in March 2018 after the insolvency of its sponsor, a rural retailer, livestock feed and energy supplier. It exited the PPF assessment in November 2019 after being deemed to be overfunded on a PPF measure. The next step was for the pension scheme to come to market and get quotes from insurers, with the deal announced today, known as a “PPF+” transaction, being the outcome of that process.last_img read more

Barbadian family and attorney conduct own investigation into fatal police shooting!

first_img Share Tweet Share 183 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img NewsRegional Barbadian family and attorney conduct own investigation into fatal police shooting! by: – May 16, 2012 Share Lawyer and social activist David Comissiong pleaded for anyone who might have seen or heard anything related to the matter on the night of Tuesday April 03 to contact him.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday May 16, 2012 – In a landmark move in Barbados, a bereaved family and an attorney-at-law are conducting their own investigation into the death of a man fatally shot by a police officer.In a public announcement, lawyer and social activist David Comissiong and the mother of 27-year-old Jamar Maynard, shot by police on April 3, said they no longer had confidence in the Royal Barbados Police Force investigating its officers, since no such case had ever led to an officer standing trial.They also reported the evidence was clear that Maynard had been shot from behind, which was enough to demand that the shooter account for his or her action in court.Accompanied by Maynard’s mother Deborah Maynard and Marguerita Maloney, mother of I’Akobi Maloney, who died following an incident involving police four years ago, Comissiong told the media that an independent investigation seemed prudent.“Faced with a situation of the Royal Barbados Police Force investigating itself, we felt it prudent that Jamar’s family should seek to carry out their own independent investigation, and so we have taken it upon ourselves to try to ferret out eyewitnesses and to get statements from persons who might have seen anything related to the shooting of Jamar,” he said.The attorney pleaded for anyone who might have seen or heard anything related to the matter on the night of Tuesday April 03 to contact him.“We are appealing to you to make contact with us, come in to see me at my law office on Crumpton Street and give us a statement.  We assure you that any statement given will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and will be sent directly to the Director of Public Prosecutions,” he said.Stating that Maynard had been shot in his upper arm and had run from the scene, Comissiong said so far he had interviewed two eyewitnesses who said the man was shot while running away.“We also witnessed the autopsy and I can tell you that the wound I saw on Jamar Maynard’s body suggests that he was shot from the rear,” he added.“We are of the opinion that once there is sufficient evidence to suggest that Jamar Maynard was shot while he was running away, that the person who did that shooting should be called upon to account for his or her actions before a judge and jury in a court of law,” Comissiong continued.“Our police force is a small and intimate institution where everybody knows everybody else.  So that clearly is not the most healthy situation, and I’m not seeking to cast aspersions on the persons running the Jamar Maynard investigation.  I’m not personalizing it.“I’m simply saying the system that obtains of having the police investigate themselves is flawed,” said Comissiong, an attorney for over two decades.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

Isolated Myanmar tribe prays for harvest

first_imgYANGON – A haunting refrain pierces thenight as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated peoplein Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead. The group are part of the Naga, ablanket term for dozens of tribes each with their own distinct dialect livingnear the Indian border, only accessible by nerve-shredding motorcycle journeysand on foot. Dressed in black and wearing orange beadnecklaces and palm leaf headbands, they rotate around a fire in Satpalaw Shaungvillage, hands held tightly and braving the cold with bare arms. A Naga tribeswoman carrying a child at the end of an overnight ceremony to bless the harvest in Satpalaw Shaung village in Myanmar’s Sagaing region. AFP “This is the essence of our villageand it brings us joy,” they chorus. (AFP)last_img read more

Wildcats Harrier Results At Randolph Southern

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 7th place at Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High School.All five runners for the Wildcat Girls Cross Country team enjoyed cooler temperatures and personal season bests at the Randolph-Southern Invitational. Junior, Lauren Kelley, the top finisher for Franklin County, placed 3rd with a time 20:57. Senior, Katelyn Meyer finished in 22nd place with a time of 22:47. She is 33 seconds away from a career record. Junior, Josie Selm, has been demonstrating continuous improvement, placing 45th out of 98 runners with a time of 25:01. Sophomore, Katherine Apsley’s time of 25:25, put her in 54th place. Rounding out the Wildcat team was freshman, Kenzie Rogers, who had another personal best with a time of 30:17. The whole team is becoming more strategic during their races, and are dropping their times meet after meet.Mt. Vernon was first with 63 followed by Muncie Central with 127, Cowan 139, Monroe Central 143, Yorktown 144, the host Lady Titans with 157, FC 175, Alexandria 180, Shenandoah 193, Adams Central 205, Union County 218, and Winchester 250.Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 7th place at Randolph Southern Jr-Sr High School.The Wildcat Boys Varsity Cross Country team finished 7th out of 17 teams at the Randolph Southern Invitational. Junior, Drew Grant, dropped his time tremendously to be Franklin County’s top placing runner. He placed 25th with a time of 18:40. He is just 11 seconds away from his career personal best. Sophomore, Ben Maze, finished in 31st place with a time of 19:02. Harvey, Hunter, and Harmon Marshall all had personal bests at this meet. Senior, Harvey Marshall, had a time of 20:10, with freshman Hunter Marshall right on his heels with a time 20:11. Freshman, Harmon Marshall, was closing the gap with a time of 20:15. Sophomore, Adam Grant, rounded out the top 5 with a time of 20:55, placing 84th out of 168 runners. The Wildcat boys are consistently running with faster times and getting better placements as the season progresses.Mt. Vernon was first with 35 followed by Yorktown with 147, Monroe Central 153, Eastern Hancock 173, Muncie Central 181, New Castle 216, FC 228, Liberty Christian 236, Richmond 241, Muncie Burris 242, Shenandoah 263, Cowan 280, Adams Central 285, Union County 301, Anderson Preparatory Academy 337, Winchester 345, and Alexandria 359.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Shirley M. Schuck

first_imgShirley M. Schuck, 67, of North Vernon, passed away peacefully at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020, with her loving niece, Ann Roth of Lawrenceburg, at her side, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service are entrusted with the arrangements.Born July 14, 1952, in Seymour, Shirley was the daughter of Edgar and Opal (Sullivan) Schuck.After graduating from Jennings County High School in 1971, Shirley began learning to sterilize hospital equipment in Indianapolis, Indiana. She moved back to North Vernon and began her 37 years career as a Central Supply Technician at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour where she was loved by her co-workers and staff. Shirley loved everything Disney and enjoyed several vacations to Disney World with her sister Janet and her family. She loved visiting family, vacationing, and shopping. She was always ready to go and do anything with family and friends. She loved her family, her work family, and friends. She loved “going out to eat” and shopping with her sister, Sherrel. She loved her two dogs (Vicky and Valley) and the many pets she had during her lifetime. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Always up for an adventure. Shirley will be dearly missed and will never know the full impact she had on everyone in her life. Shirley was such a giving soul and would always ask about “how others were doing”, no matter the circumstances in her own life.She is survived by brothers, Jack Schuck of North Vernon, Steve (Donna) Schuck of Greenwood; and Charlie (Cari) Schuck of Batesville; sisters, Sherrel Schuck of North Vernon, Janet (Freeman) Moore of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Jeanne (Gary) Struben of Muncie; many nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Michael.Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center.last_img read more