Watch This Transcendent Jam From An STS9 Soundcheck

first_img[Photo: Christian Stewart] STS9 just wrapped up their Enceladus tour, rounding out an extensive tour in celebration of their 20th year as a band. Earlier in the week, the band shared a behind-the-scenes video of one of their soundchecks to promote their “Supernova” soundchecks, part of the band’s VIP packages in which they welcome a small group of fans before each show. During these special open soundchecks, the band both improvises and takes requests from fans. You can check out a video from one of these special fan soundchecks below, courtesy of the band.Members Of Umphrey’s, Tribe, & The Motet To Perform Special Jazz Set At Dominican HolidazeSTS9 Surprises Fans By Playing Unannounced ‘Artifact’ Set On Their 20th Anniversary [Video/Photo]STS9 will be offering access to “Supernova” soundchecks as part of their VIP experience for their upcoming four-night California New Year’s Eve run. In addition to access to soundchecks, fans who purchase the VIP experience are also offered meet-and-greets with the band, signed gear, and more. Check out more details about the CID packages here, and go to STS9’s website for tickets to their upcoming New Year’s Eve run.last_img read more

Kuwait Foundation grant extends program at Middle East Initiative

first_img Read Full Story The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at HKS’s Middle East Initiative. The gift will be used to develop leaders with the capacity to address the many challenging public policy issues facing the region, as well as funding research issues of vital importance in the region, such as education, energy, and water.The gift extends a relationship between HKS and KFAS that began in 2000, when KFAS made a grant to support visiting specialists to the Gulf region, faculty research on Kuwait and the Gulf, customized executive education programs, and executive education fellowships. Over five years, the current grant will support a number of initiatives, including a visiting scholars program; fellowships for students from the region interested in achieving master’s degrees in public policy or public administration; faculty research; and executive education fellowships in existing programs and customized executive education programs.“Through the Kuwait Program, the Kennedy School will deepen its engagement with the Gulf region and help educate leaders who will make a lasting impact in the area and throughout the world,” says David T. Ellwood, dean and Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy at HKS. “We are grateful for the gift to support the program and the many vital projects it advances.”last_img read more

Enna Featured in Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight

first_imgSt. Louis, Mo. – Redshirt senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake men’s soccer team is one of this week’s featured student-athletes in the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, the MVC announced Wednesday, Nov. 7. Enna is joined by Southern Illinois cross country athlete Megan Krolak as this week’s spotlight players in the Valley.To qualify for the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their campus involvement and community service.Enna has previously been named to the All-MVC Freshman First Team, as well as receiving All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades his junior season. This is Enna’s second Scholar-Athlete of the Week, and this is his first since his sophomore season. He has played in 68 games in his career, and has scored 16 goals in that time. This season Enna ranks second on the Bulldogs with four goals this season and sits third on the team with 10 points.Enna has been active in the Drake Community. He has spent time helping package food that will be delivered to people in need through Meals for the Heartland and volunteered at the Dog Rescue Shelter of Des Moines. On campus, Enna is a member of St. Catherine of Siena, which is a campus church that is home to many Drake students. He has also tutored people on campus and is a member of the Drake Investment Club.Enna has earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and is now pursuing his MBA with a 3.84 cumulative grade point average in the graduate program.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal coastal community groups receive €580,000 in grants

first_imgDonegal Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed grants worth more than €580,000 for coastal communities around the county.“This is a fantastic investment in our coastal communities – the enterprises, festivals, local groups, events and those who work to support their local areas along the Atlantic,” Minister McHugh said.“It’s an endorsement of their work and initiatives along the Donegal coast to make a positive impact for the people who live and work there. “A total of €581,413 in grants is being awarded to 46 projects this year with the focus on enterprise, innovation, job creation and enhancing skills – all of which play a special part in helping to revitalise and sustain our communities along the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal.”The grants are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union under Ireland’s European Maritime & Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.The Minister for Education and Skills added: “Everything from fishing to aquaculture and maritime industries to tourism and culture is being supported in the EMFF programme and the backing that it gives is making a big impression around our county.“And I also want to acknowledge all the hard work and enterprise of the representatives on Flag groups for helping to make this scheme as successful as it is.” Details of the FLAG scheme and how to apply can be found at www.bim.ie/schemes/Donegal coastal community groups receive €580,000 in grants was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:coastal commuitiesdonegalFESTIVALSgrantslast_img read more

London Olympics: Soniya Chanu not feeling overawed

first_imgDiminutive weightlifter Soniya Chanu on Sunday said she is not going to get intimidated at the Olympics. “I know it is a huge sporting extravaganza and only the best sportspersons are here. The competition is bound to be tough,” admitted Soniya, who will be competing in 48kg category.However, when asked if she would get intimidated by some of the big stars, Soniya shot back, saying: “Why should I get intimidated? I qualified through the Asian Championship held in Korea in April. If I did not get overawed there, where I had to make the cut, why should I be worried here?”God has given me the chance to represent my country. I finished fourth with a career-best [lift] of 175kg in Korea. The field was very strong but I had confidence in myself. I’m a very confident person and will give my best. You must remember that I’m among the 14 lifters from across the world to have qualified for the Games in this weight category, which in itself is a big achievement.”India did not have representation in this discipline at Beijing after the Monika Devi doping fiasco, and the 32-year-old lifter from Manipur is happy that the country is back in action this time and she is hoping for a strong showing.”I have been doing well in the training and almost touching 175kg. I hope I will improve by the time my event is held on July 28,” she said.Soniya’s coach Hansa Sharma expects her ward to give her 100 per cent. “I am not predicting anything but I can say that she will give her best performance. However, if that would be enough for the podium finish I can’t say,” said Hansa.advertisementlast_img read more