Up-and-coming L.A. funk trio Organ Freeman continues to make moves, as the band keeps things funky and will soon appear at Brooklyn Comes Alive. Today, the band has been announced as support for TAUK, playing a hometown show at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. These two instrumental fusion groups are guaranteed to throw it down when they get together on November 4th.With a new album out in just a couple weeks, TAUK’s uniquely instrumental brand of progressive funk fusion had earned them a great reputation. Their live shows are downright infectious, and the energy of new music is sure to translate into great playing! When you combine that energy with the all-out funk jamming of Organ Freeman, it’s a sure fire recipe for success.You can’t help but grin when you hear that a band is named Organ Freeman. That grin turns into an all-out smile when you listen to their music, a soulful-yet-peppy blend of instrumental jazz fusion that takes no prisoners. It’s some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio hard at work: guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer.Check out all of the information about the show in the artwork below, and get tickets here.
Naples captures state mock trial crown Naples captures state mock trial crown May 1, 2002 Regular News “Objection, your Honor!” These words rang through the Orange County Courthouse recently, but they were not the words of experienced trial attorneys; these were the words of high school students participating in the 2002 Florida High School Mock Trial Competition state finals.The Community School of Naples from Collier County won the first place Lady of Justice trophy and now will represent Florida at the National High School Mock Trial Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, May 9-12. South Dade Senior High School finished second followed by Fletcher High School from Duval County, Pinellas Park High School, and Palm Bay High School from Brevard County.“This exercise in justice helps students learn to respect the rule of law and understand the processes in place in our democracy for resolving disputes,” said Annette Boyd Pitts, executive director of The Florida Law Related Education Association, which puts on the event. “The Mock Trial program teaches students about the legal system and the vital role our third branch of government has in our society. It instills trust and confidence in our courts.”Pitts said students who participate in the program not only gain a greater knowledge of the legal system, but they learn practical skills with lasting benefits.“Students learn how to think on their feet, make reasoned decisions, and gain important public speaking skills,” Pitts said.Did Metro City’s negligence cause the death of Sam Jones? Did Sam Jones cause his own death by knowingly drinking tap water contaminated with a parasite called Pindia? Are Sam Jones’ parents entitled to compensation for the death of their adult son? These were the legal issues examined by students arguing the fictional civil case Ricki Jones v. The City of Metro City, a civil case that asked whether the defendant was negligent and liable for the death of Sam Jones. Jones died of pindiatosis, in connection with AIDS, after drinking the city’s tap water which was infected with the parasite Pindia.Teams consisting of six to eight students studied the case for five months in preparation for the competition. Seventeen high schools and more than 170 students from across Florida participated in the program.More than 250 volunteers from Florida’s legal community donated approximately 1,000 service hours to the event, serving as judges and coaches in the mock trial circuit and state competitions. At the end of each round the judges gave critiques and advice to the students.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If your website design is not optimized to be viewed on a mobile phone, it should be. A comScore report says smartphones and tablets combined now account for 60% of all online traffic. And now, Google’s found a way to reinforce the message that mobile-friendly matters.This past February, Google released a statement warning business owners of an impending change that would forever alter the game of mobile SEO – a new page-ranking algorithm that actually penalizes non mobile-friendly websites. It has since been nicknamed “mobilegeddon,” referring to how “apocalyptic” this change is for millions of websites. So what does this mean for your credit union?To put it simply, Google intends on rewarding websites with mobile-friendly designs by providing positive search engine rankings. It also means that websites who already have high search engine rankings could lose their position, and ultimately thousands of site visits per day, if they’re not optimized for mobile devices. But how do you know whether or not your website is “mobile friendly?”Conveniently enough, there’s a Mobile-Friendly Test tool to test the mobile readiness of your website. According to a report conducted by BBC, sections of several large name websites have failed this test including Wikipedia, the European Union and BBC itself – meaning your credit union is not immune. continue reading »
The district is moving ahead with a remote learning model, which will run through Friday, October 9, to give proper time for contact tracing. District officials say anyone close to the infected individual has been advised to quarantine and is going over proper procedures regarding quarantining and testing. According to the district’s website, the Broome County Health Department informed the district of the case late Monday night. The positive case involves a staff member who works at the school. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Maine-Endwell Central School District announced the middle school will be moving to remote learning for the rest of the week due to a positive COVID-19 case at the school. MECSD is also working with the health department to contract trace.
It’s understandable why the No. 17 University of Wisconsin football team could be distracted heading into their contest with lowly Illinois this Saturday. The Badgers are 7-1 (4-1 Big Ten), having won four straight contests convincingly and they have two huge matchups against Penn State and at Iowa still looming. The Fighting Illini, however, are floundering again at 2-6 (1-3 Big Ten) and are finding newer and more inventive ways to lose games every week. Not to mention the Badgers will be in Madison for Halloween for the first time since 2001.So, how will the Badgers keep their head straight in what has the feel of a major trap game? According to head coach Bret Bielema and UW players, senior leadership is expected to lead them through the torrent of distractions.”We aren’t thinking about anybody but Illinois right now,” senior safety Joe Stellmacher said. “All that other stuff will come eventually. Right now, it’s all about Illinois.””I asked our seniors to stay after our team meeting [Tuesday],” Bielema said. “I think that our team is what it is today because of our senior leadership, in particular on offense. John Stocco and Joe Thomas, defensively Joe Monty, Roderick Rogers, Joe Stellmacher, and Mark Zalewski, those six guys, who are our only senior starters, have greatly influenced all the young players in our program.”And I really asked them to, in the next several weeks, try and instill in those young players the mentality that’s got them to [this] point is right now … I asked them to really pass that on as best they can over the next several weeks.”That leadership will be put to the test this weekend, as the Illini — while sporting a pedestrian record — are certainly much improved from a year ago, with an improved defense and more dynamic, if error-prone, offense. “There is improvement,” Illinois head coach Ron Zook said. “I know sometimes it’s hard to see, but there is improvement. I think if you go back and compare the football team from a year ago, there is a lot of improvement.”Illinois upset Michigan State in its second conference game of the season, and looked poised to start a Big Ten winning streak, jumping out to a 25-7 lead over Indiana before the Hoosiers mounted a furious comeback that ended with the Illini falling on a field goal as time expired.While Illinois has been in something of a tailspin since losing its last two games, the contests have been hard fought. In losing to Penn State last weekend, the Illini outgained the Nittany Lions 358 yards to 184 and held a 9-3 lead at halftime before tossing the game with turnovers and shoddy special teams play.”They went against Penn State and gave them everything they wanted, were within five points, I think, with nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter,” Bielema responded when asked if his players might overlook the Illinois due to their conference standing. “That should be a good enough reason right there to make sure that there isn’t going to be any type of issue along that line.” Illinois’ defense, the worst in the Big Ten last year — giving up almost 40 points a game — is significantly more stingy with opponents averaging 25.6 points a contest.The two-touchdown improvement comes from a rushing defense that has improved by almost 100 yards per game from 2005.”Defensively, there is no question they are playing hard, they’re chasing the football,” Zook said. “For the most part, other than a couple of games, the thing that we said we couldn’t do this year is give up the big plays.”For the Illini, like most of UW’s opponents, the first order of business is to try and find a way to shut down P.J. Hill and the Badger running game.”Wisconsin has always been known for big offensive linemen,” Zook said, lauding on the UW blockers up front. “These guys are big, athletic guys that move around well … I mean, you do the same things time after time, year after year, and pretty soon you’re pretty good.”When Illinois has the ball, Wisconsin will be worried about mobile true freshman quarterback Juice Williams, a candidate for Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades right behind Wisconsin’s Hill. Williams has run for just under 40 yards a game, adding an explosive element to the Illini offense, despite his under-par passing numbers. Williams has completed only 42.2 percent of his passes and has eight touchdowns to seven interceptions, not boding well for the frosh going into a game against the conference’s best pass defense. “Juice is very, very good at running the football,” Bielema said. “All of a sudden, the quarterback and another running back are coming out the other side running full-speed option.”Regardless of the opponent, the Badgers’ biggest foe might be themselves this weekend with the distraction of a Madison Halloween.Interestingly enough, Wisconsin has had a rather dubious recent history when playing Halloween weekend home games, going 3-2 in their last five contests (dating back to 1992). One of the victories is considered to be one of the most tragic moments in UW history, when Wisconsin upset Michigan 13-10 in 1993 and fans tried to storm the field, resulting in 73 people sustaining serious injuries.Bielema isn’t worried that his team will be able to overcome the adversity.”You guys all know I’m a big believer in the 1-0 mentality,” Bielema said. “I don’t … say it as much as I need to because they say it to each other and without even thinking about it.”