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

A limit on football tackling

first_imgFootball fans see the hard hits every weekend in the fall. But that’s just during the games. What about all the blocks and tackles in practice, all week long, all season long? Those countless collisions, and the repeated concussions that can result, could add up to a lot of head trauma. In recent years, neuroscientists have found chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other persistent, debilitating brain injuries in former players. In response, Crimson football coach Tim Murphy and his fellow Ivy League head coaches voted last week to eliminate full-contact practices. The coaches’ proposal — reached unanimously at their annual off-season meeting in New York — is expected to pass muster with their universities’ athletic directors and presidents, and will likely become official policy as early as the fall season.The Ivy coaches’ decision is now resonating across the world of sport. USA Today called it a “seismic shift” in football’s effort to combat brain injury. Murphy’s phone has been ringing off the hook since the coaches’ vote was reported on Tuesday.If the move does prove to be a game-changer, perhaps it’s fitting that the groundswell would begin with Harvard and its peers. The Ivy schools pioneered a brutal brand of American football in the 19th century, and then came together at the beginning of the 20th to change the rules, making it less bloody and ultimately improving the game, with the help of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, Class of 1880.Murphy did his part to kick off changes at the dawn of the 21st century: He banished scrimmages and full-contact practices from the regular season in 2001, replacing player-to-player hits with tackling dummies and other drills, even having players practice without pads — which, counterintuitively, may reduce risk, research has shown. Rather than pose a disadvantage, he says the policy has made his players healthier and more competitive. The Crimson boasts the second-highest winning percentage of all Division I football programs over the past 15 years. Harvard has won eight Ivy championships in that time, sharing the title last season with Dartmouth (which did away with even preseason full-contact practices in 2010).In 2012, the National Football League (NFL) forbade teams from holding more than 14 full-contact practices during the regular season.During a hectic day in his Allston office, Murphy shared some thoughts on the issue with the Gazette.GAZETTE: Why have the Ivy League coaches decided to scrap full-contact practices from the regular season?MURPHY: I believe coaches at all levels are serious about mitigating any safety issues, and this was an obvious and positive step in that direction.GAZETTE: How did you reach this conclusion personally?MURPHY: I have felt for some time that it was the right thing to do, but it all came together as a group last week.GAZETTE: Do you expect other programs to follow the Ivies’ lead?MURPHY: There are many coaches and programs out there who feel as I do. So, yes, I believe it is only a matter of time before the Ivy plan is adopted by all NCAA schools. Related Harvard players focus on lessons of hard work and team play that will resonate for decades Less football than life GAZETTE: Do you expect more resistance from some conferences than others?MURPHY: This is really the NFL model, so give them some credit. If it works in the NFL, it should work well in all conferences and levels of football.GAZETTE: How do you respond to some coaches’ concern that practices without full contact won’t adequately prepare players for full-contact games?MURPHY: We still have full contact and live tackling [and scrimmaging] in preseason and spring football, so there are plenty of opportunities to acclimate and teach proper technique.GAZETTE: What takes the place of full contact in regular-season practices?MURPHY: Once the season starts, we “thud” on Tuesday and Wednesday [otherwise known as “high and hard”] and polish on Thursday with no pads. The “thud” or “high and hard” technique is no live tackling, no full-speed hits, and no hits on defenseless players. The goal, for every player at every position, is to be in control and to stay on your feet at all times.GAZETTE: Is this a step toward saving football? Might this policy trickle down to high school and youth football programs, where some parents have become reluctant to enroll their kids?MURPHY: The future of football at all levels is bright because the culture, rules, practice regimen, and sports medicine have changed and improved so much, mitigating so many of the safety issues, and will continue to do so.last_img read more

Panel Discussion: Building Bridges to Recovery

first_img By: Jason Snyder, DDAP Communications Director Panel Discussion: Building Bridges to Recovery Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog A few years ago, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) created the Building Bridges to Recovery initiative, which encourages dialogue between medical providers and the recovery community. As part of that initiative and National Recovery Month, DDAP is convening a panel discussion from 9 to 11 am, Thursday, Sept. 29, at the State Museum in Harrisburg. It will be live webcast and offered as continuing medical education.The panel discussion will focus on ways to improve identification of people with addiction and ways to more effectively refer and treat them. Panel members will also identify and address barriers, including stigma, to those efforts. As part of the discussion, people in recovery will have an opportunity to share their insight and experience with the medical providers to better inform the discussion and direct next steps.Last year over 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from drug overdose – that is an astonishing 10 deaths a day and up from the more than 2,500 reported deaths in 2014. Having open and candid conversations and working together are vital tools in combating this terrible epidemic.For questions, please email [email protected] SpeakersGary TennisSecretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol ProgramsRachel LevinePennsylvania physician generalJohn P. Gallagher, MD,Vice chair Pennsylvania Medical Society Board of Trustees and chair, Pennsylvania Medical Society Opioid Advisory Task ForcePanelDr. Thomas KohlBerkshire Family Medicine, Reading Health SystemBrandon Antinopoulos, Pharm.DPharmacy Manager, Hometown Apothecary DrugsDr. Roderick GroomesDirector, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Emergency DepartmentCindi Coffman, BA, CADC, CCSAssistant Program Director, Cove Forge BHSDr. Bill SantoroChief, Section of Addictions Medicine, Reading Health SystemMedical Director, New DirectionsScott Scotilla, Psy.D. ICAADCScotilla Psychological Services LLCAndrew Schmitt, LCSWMazzitti and Sullivan Counseling ServicesJen Zampogna, MDLawyers Concerned for Lawyers and a person in recoveryOvis Mangum, BA, CEAPEAP Case Manager, Norfolk Southern Corp. and a person in recovery SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 26, 2016   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Klopp to hold crunch talks with 6 players over Liverpool future

first_img Serbian central midfielder Marko Grujic is set to return from his second loan spell with Hertha Berlin. He has gained several admirers in Germany and Borussia Monchengladbach are interested in a permanent deal. read also:‘We are not arrogant’ Klopp replies Lampard And the same could be said about Harry Wilson, who has endured a mixed loan spell with Bournemouth. Finally, Loris Karius wants to stay and fight for his place but there doesn’t seem to be room for him now Adrian is in town. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is planning crunch talks with six players over their futures at Anfield. The Sunday Express says there are six players who will need to be bold when it comes to deciding their future with the Reds. Liverpool striker Divock Origi is now at a crossroads in his career, while Xherdan Shaqiri has become the forgotten man at Anfield due to a persistent calf injury. Young striker Rhian Brewster has sparkled for Swansea since joining them on loan in January and will want regular first-team football next season.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more