Returning to Loveland, CO for the fifth straight year, the beautiful ARISE Festival has announced a hard-hitting lineup for their 2017 event, going down August 4-6 at Sunrise Ranch. ARISE has continued to build a strong reputation within the Colorado scene, bringing incredible and diverse performers into a uniquely intimate and gorgeous setting. Today, the festival reveals the first of three exciting headliners: the vibe-heavy, groove machines Beats Antique, along with electro-future-funk acts Break Science and Android Jones.The festival has seemingly outdone themselves in 2017, boasting a lineup with exciting sets from Atmosphere, Tipper, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, Brother Ali, The Expendables, Dirtwire, Desert Dwellers, Dopapod, Brasstracks, and Late Night Radio. The lineup continues with featured appearances from bluegrass favorites The Travelin’ McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, The Brothers Comatose, and The Grateful Ball featuring Jeff Austin, Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, and more. See the full lineup below:With eight stages of musical performances, plus more bands to be announced through May, the 5th Year Celebration of Colorado’s fastest growing music festival is sure to be the best yet.Recognized as more than a music festival, ARISE offers a range of activities such as workshops, enriching yoga classes, provocative documentary films and panel discussions, art installations, live painters, art gallery, performance artists and theme camps. ARISE also offers “interactive villages” including a Children’s Village, Food Truck Village, Vending Village, Healers Village, Hemp Village, Wisdom Village and a Solution’s Village, showcasing ecological and social justice solutions with practical on-site demonstrations designed to make our world a better place.More information can be found on the festival website.[Cover Photo by Eric Allen via ARISE Facebook Page]
COOL Week is an acronym for “Career Opportunities On Location” and is the Leander Independent School District (ISD) senior student internship program held the first week of February every year. All senior students are given the chance to apply for COOL Week during October and are placed in their chosen profession for a career-affirming opportunity to “try on” that career before they spend time, energy and money to get the education necessary to do the job.This is the most sought-after opportunity in the Leander ISD College and Career Readiness program. The most successful business partnerships for COOL Week have come directly through the community of these students’ parents. COOL Week in Leander ISD high schools has been operating for 23 years and some of the business partners from the first years (who were parents!) have remained committed because the student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.Some of that feedback includes:Dell’s Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos meeting with a COOL student.“It was an experience I could never get in school, as it was experience at a personal level. I learned about servers, which is crucial, yet something I had absolutely no knowledge about. There was precious and unexpected knowledge I gained, and the meeting with the executives was priceless. I wish I could participate again next year, but since I will be graduating, I’ll have to pass it on to the current juniors. Again, thank you so much for giving me…no, all of us this wonderful opportunity, and hope it will continue next year as well.”“My favorite part was actually seeing the facility and meeting the people.”“I have taken all the computer science classes available but I’d never been in a real computer company. What a great opportunity.”“This place was awesome! I never thought I’d get to be inside the building much less get to talk to people who work there.”“Now I know I want to work in computers. I thought so before, but now I am sure.”Dell has been honored to participate in this program for the last four years. During this time, participation has grown from two students to 25 students, majority being female students. This was the first year the program branched into several fields of study including Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Business, Operations and Data Security.Student activities during COOL week are diverse including mock job interviews, tours of Dell ProSupport, Social Media, and Engineering facilities; as well as an executive panel discussion with several of Dell’s senior executives within the Global Services & IT organization. Finally, the students were able to spend a full day focused on their particular field of study which involved side-by-side interaction with employees, discussion and debate on active projects and hands-on field product training.The students are not the only ones that benefit from the rich experience gained from the COOL week program, either. Here are some comments from our employee participants:“Was fantastic to partner with the next generation of our technology workforce through the COOL week program!”Annette Lupo Director, Project/Program Management, Admin/BPI“Being part of the intern program at Dell has given me an excellent opportunity to meet and talk to a lot of young adults about their career choices and journey after college. COOL Week allows us to interact with kids before they start their college journey and hopefully open their eyes to technology and the vast majority of opportunities that exist once they complete their college career. I hope their visit at Dell opens their eyes to all the great things we do as a company.”Brian Strachan Senior Director, Customer Services, Global Field Delivery“The interaction with the students was very enlightening. They had some great questions, and you could tell they were very prepared and were thinking about the future! This is a great program and I hope we continue to participate.”Patrick Felder Vice President of HR
First up in the Hurling final at 2, Limerick’s Na Piarsigh are aiming to become the first side from that county to land club hurling’s biggest prize.Standing in their way are another set of first-time finalists – Antrim’s Ruairí Óg, Cushendall who have the backing of famous fan, Liam Neeson.That’s followed by the football final between Dublin’s Ballyboden-St Enda’s – who defeated Clonmel Commercials in the semi-finals – and Castlebar Mitchels of Mayo at 4pm. Castlebar, who lost to St Vincent’s of Dublin in the 2014 final, beat last year’s champions Corofin and six-time All-Ireland winners Crossmaglen Rangers enroute to the decider.Ballyboden are aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow-Dublin clubs, UCD, St Vincent’s and Kilmacud Crokes who between them have won the title seven times.
Russia is avoiding Brazil’s mistakes.That was the message as FIFA inspectors completed their tour of the areas Russia is building for the 2018 World Cup – no delays here.While Brazil’s World Cup passed off largely smoothly, its build-up was dominated by the rushed finish to stadium construction and, even during the tournament itself, some stadiums were still unfinished and forced to deploy temporary seating and facilities.In Russia, things are different, said Chris Unger, FIFA’s top official overseeing Russian preparations, on Monday as he visited Moscow’s vast Luzhniki Stadium, which will host the final in 2018.”As we heard today, they seem to be ahead of schedule (at Luzhniki) which is good for everybody, because the sooner they finish, the sooner we can begin testing,” he said.Earlier on his five-day tour of the stadiums, Unger had said St. Petersburg’s new 69,000-seat arena, set to host a 2018 semifinal, was back on track to open in mid-2016 and host Confederations Cup games a year later. The arena, planned as a new home for Zenit St. Petersburg years before Russia won the right to host the World Cup, is almost six years behind its original opening date which looked likely to slip back to 2017, when it will hold Confederation Cup games.Meanwhile, a dispute over whether to keep the roof on Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium has been resolved, easing the preparations there. Unger said the inspectors were told the roof would now be removed to create a more orthodox World Cup stadium. Those reassurances will be music to the ears of Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who pledged before parliament in April that Russia’s 11 host cities would avoid the “Brazilian scenario” – shorthand for delays, confusion and infrastructure chaos.While Unger focused Monday on Russia’s sporting future, around him were markers of the past – on the other side of the stadium’s grounds stood Spartak Moscow fans bearing large funeral bouquets, there to mark the 32nd anniversary of Russia’s worst sporting disaster. At least 66 Spartak fans were crushed to death at a 1982 UEFA Cup games, although some unofficial estimates have put the death toll as high as 340.For the FIFA delegation’s visit to Luzhniki, which hosted the 1980 Olympics, journalists were instructed to gather by a large, snow-covered statue of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, after whom the stadium was originally named.Unger also defended FIFA’s decision to send inspectors to three completed stadiums but not to seven areas which have barely started construction. Those stadiums, all in Russian provincial cities, will receive “virtual inspections” which Unger insisted would still be rigorous.”It’s not something that we walk away saying: ‘Oh, we’ve seen the plans, now we’re satisfied,'” he said. “It’s a process. We come back, we see what progress has been made, see if the plans are accurate, we validate.” Russian Sports Minister Mutko has raised concerns about two of the unvisited arenas, in Kaliningrad in the west the southern city of Volgograd, saying that costs may rise because of engineering challenges on their sites.Unger refused to touch on any topics with a political connection, repeatedly refusing to comment on Russia’s problems with racism at football matches.However, the head of the organizing committee was more vocal, insisting that Russia will try to “root out” problems among football fans for the 2018 World Cup as the country struggles with hooliganism and racism.Racism is “a problem that Russia doesn’t need” and the 2018 host nation is opposed to “certain people” who “use football matches for self-expression, not to watch football,” Alexei Sorokin told local media.Russian football has been tarnished by a string of racist incidents this season. On Tuesday, reigning champion CSKA Moscow will host Manchester City for a Champions League game in an empty stadium following numerous cases of racist behaviour by fans. Last month, Dynamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba was banned for two games by the Russian Football Union for raising his middle finger to fans in retaliation for monkey chants that were aimed at him.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Pitt and Jolie were accompanied by Jolie’s children, 16-month-old Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, and 4-year-old Maddox, adopted from Cambodia. – Associated Press Judge: Baldwin to be evaluated A judge wants a psychologist to evaluate Alec Baldwin to determine whether he is fit to see his 10-year-old daughter more often as part of an ongoing custody battle with former wife Kim Basinger. Superior Court Commissioner Maren E. Nelson said the question is whether the actor is trying to turn the couple’s child against Basinger. “Whether that is taking place or not, I cannot determine,” Nelson said. “Someone, an evaluator, needs to spend time with Ireland and the parents to work on that issue.” – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have left Namibia with their newborn daughter and their two older children after a two month-stay at a luxury beach resort. Samuel Nuuyoma, the governor of the Namibian region of Erongo, confirmed the family’s departure Saturday but would not specify the date or their destination. The couple thanked the government and its people at a news conference Wednesday for the peace they enjoyed in the southwest African country. It was their first public appearance since Jolie, 30, gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27 at a private clinic.
Is Pacquiao into promoting himself nowadays? But F2 Logistics soon caught up, unleashing a strong windup through a Kim Fajardo kill-block on Silva and a Perez slam for a 20-17 lead.“We still need to improve on a lot of things especially in controlling our errors and we have to find balance in our game,” added Perez who finished with 15 points including three blocks.Though missing key players who are playing for La Salle in the UAAP, F2 outscored Smart, 75-57, but thrived most on net defense (10-3) and service game (8-4 in aces).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next “It doesn’t matter which opponent we play; we have to play at our best and keep on improving every game,” said last year’s MVP Maria Jose Perez. “Every game is important for us.”F2 Logistics proved it had the bite to back up that bark, raining down its serves on the 6-foot-3 Silva, who was also on the receiving end of most of F2’s 10 kill blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We try to keep a positive mind,” said the low-key Venezuelan spiker. “One thing going for the team is that we have a good chemistry and communications inside.”Indeed, the Cargo Movers were able to quickly shake off the Giga Hitters’ strong start that allowed the debuting team to post a 13-10 lead in the opening frame. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kennedy Lynn Bryan of F2 over Sanja Trivunuvic and Maureen Penetramte-Ouano of SmartDefending champion F2 Logistics was in no mood to take it easy against overmatched newcomer Smart Prepaid Thursday night.The Cargo Movers fired away unflinchingly against a Giga Hitters squad relying solely on Cuban Gyselle Silva to score a 25-22, 25-18, 25-17 for their second win in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Lin Qingfeng dominated the men’s 69kg competition to win China’s third weightlifting gold at the London Olympics. Lin snatched 157 kg and added 187 kg in the clean and jerk to total 344 kg, a full 11 kilos more than silver medalist Triyatno of Indonesia on Tuesday.”The medal feels really heavy, but it feels good. It is worth all the hard work and training I did. I have been dreaming about this for two years,” Lin said.”It was about revenge for the two golds we missed out on in the lower divisions.”Romania’s Razvan Constantin Martin was just one kilo behind Triyatno with 332 kg for bronze.”I am very happy. I didn’t expect to get silver as my target was bronze, like in 2008,” Triyatno said.”I had already lifted enough for the bronze medal when the Korean failed. My coach then suggested that I add another disc to make it 188 kg. He said I had to lift it to get silver.”It was a third gold for China in weightlifting.Four-time world champion Mingjuan Wang won gold in the women’s 48 kg category on Saturday, and her countrywoman Li Xueying triumphed in the 58 kg category on Monday, setting two Olympic records.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Redknapp tips Liverpool to win Premier League titleby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp is hoping that Liverpool win the Premier League title this season.The former Spurs and Portsmouth manager spoke about the title race between the nation’s top two teams.The Reds are eight points ahead at this early stage of the season, but City are far from out of the race.Redknapp wants to see the Reds prevail, and he explained why.”If I had one club I’d love to have managed it would have been Liverpool,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail. “I loved them. I can see them winning the league this year. Give them the title and give it to them now.”I’ve had a big bet and I think the bookmakers should pay me out
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd coach Solskjaer: Wan-Bissaka, Martial in contention for Liverpoolby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial could be back for their game on Sunday.The Red Devils are facing off against Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League.It is a key game for United and Solskjaer, with the latter in danger of losing his job if the team suffers a humiliating defeat.And he spoke about how Martial and Wan-Bissaka could play some part in the game after recovering from their respective injuries.Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen. “But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. “If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes, I don’t know, but let’s see where they’re at.”
Vine/ESPN College BBallThis college basketball season continues to be pretty unpredictable. No. 1 Kansas traveled to Morgantown to face No. 11 West Virginia tonight, and left with a 74-63 loss, just the Jayhawks’ second of the year. Moments after the final buzzer, Mountaineer fans stormed the court in a big way.West Virginia students casually strolling down the stairs from the rafters for the court storm. https://t.co/RiqfBetsPP— OUHoops (@ouhoops) January 13, 2016Cue up John Denver, because West Virginia just knocked off No. 1 Kansas: https://t.co/ppQSChG5uK https://t.co/mI3chDvVKr— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) January 13, 2016Torcida de West Virginia simplesmente SENSACIONAL após o fim do jogo!! https://t.co/ZU4dRiqijP— NBA NA TV (@NBANATV) January 13, 2016 No one is safe atop the polls this season.