The course that Prescott, AZ-based jammers Spafford have charted for themselves over the past few years is on another level. The quartet has worked hard and put in the time, going from support gigs playing in front dozens of people to now packing out some of the most well-known venues around the country, including their recent shows at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl and Burlington’s Higher Ground.Coming off the East Coast leg of their fall tour, Spafford is prepared to make a triumphant return to Fort Collins, Colorado, on Friday, November 10th, with Soule Monde. Having played the inaugural sold-out Canyon Jam at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Hodi’s Half Note earlier this year, Spafford will move down the block from Hodi’s for their first headlining performance at larger, sister-venue the Aggie Theatre (purchase tickets here).Spafford Shares Pro-Shot “Ain’t That Wrong” With JJ Grey Jam SandwichSpafford Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Three Cover Debuts [Full Audio/Video]2017 has been a breakout year for Spafford, with high-profile festival performances at Summer Camp, Electric Forest, The Werk Out, Canyon Jam, and an epic Phish Baker’s Dozen late-night performance at BB King’s in New York City. The group also recently released Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience, an album that saw the quartet going back to their roots and laying into an hourlong jam session in the studio. With no verbal or visual communication and, most importantly, no expectations, Abaculus is a master course in beautiful peaks and valleys, natural movement, group continuity, and profound inspiration. Take a listen below:Trey Anastasio Band members Russ Lawton (drums) and Ray Paczkowski (B3 Hammond/keys) and their Avante-funk project Soule Monde have been exploring the space of sound for several years now. Earlier this year, the group released Must Be Nice, an album full of hybrid sounds with tons of deep rhythms and gorgeous melodies. However, their live shows are truly where the duo comes alive, consistently delivering a deep pocket with plenty of room for jazz-based improvisational grooves and showcasing Lawton and Paczkowski’s deep musical connection.Soule Monde, “Take My Hand”[via VPR]Tickets for the Aggie Theatre show on Friday, Nov. 10th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[cover photo courtesy of Patrick Hughes]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!
Share Sharing is caring! Share 60 Views no discussions Tweet News Freedom of movement begins in OECS economic union by: – August 8, 2011 Share Freedom of movement commences within the OECS Economic UnionCASTRIES, St Lucia — Monday, August 1, 2011 heralded the commencement of full freedom of movement of Organisation of Easter Caribbean States (OECS) citizens throughout the six independent countries of the organisation.Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines agreed that, from that date, they would permit OECS citizens to enter their territories and remain for an indefinite period in order to work, establish businesses, provide services or reside.Free movement of OECS citizens is one of the fundamental aspects of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre establishing the OECS Economic Union, which entered into force on January 21, 2011. On that date the OECS Authority of Heads of Government agreed that August 1, 2011 would be the implementation date for the regime for the complete free movement of citizens of participating member states.In order to facilitate the free movement of citizens, the following administrative arrangements and procedures are in effect in member states:OECS citizens traveling within the economic union should enter the special immigration lines designated for CARICOM nationals.OECS citizens traveling within the union must produce the following documents to the immigration officials at the point of entry:1. A valid photo identification card that bears the nationality of the holder, for example, a passport, driver’s license, voter’s registration card or a national ID card.2. A completed E/D form.The immigration official shall grant entry for an indefinite period, save and except in those circumstances where the citizen poses a security risk or there exists some other legal basis for prohibiting entry to the citizen.Persons who require additional information or who are interested in giving feedback are encouraged to contact the regional integration unit of their member state. They may also contact the OECS Secretariat in St Lucia at telephone (758)-455-6327 or by e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] Information is also available on the OECS website www.oecs.orgCaribbean News Now
Principal Rod Hite (center) with Superintendent Rob Moorhead (left) and South Ripley Elementary Assistant Principal Amy Linkel.VERSAILLES, Ind. – Former South Ripley Junior High (SRJH) Principal Rod Hite has been named 2013-2014 Indiana middle school principal of the year.Hite was nominated this spring, by an area principal for the District 10 principal of the year.The Indiana Association of School Principals then selected one elementary principal, one middle school principal and one high school principal for the statewide recognition at a banquet in Indianapolis on November 23.“I was extremely surprised,” Hite recalled. “As I was getting my award some of the South Ripley staff had come into the room and it kind of chocked me up, it was the first time seeing them since I left last year,”South Ripley Superintendent Rob Moorhead was among former colleagues at the banquet and calls the recognition “well deserved.”“Rod had done some tremendous things during his time at South Ripley and really transformed the educational process at the school; he really dug in and learned data and utilized data to help students succeed,” Moorhead explained.The Indiana Department of Education releases annual “A-F” ratings to provide an accurate picture of school performance. Hite led SRJH from a “D” to “A” grade during his tenure.Student ISTEP scores have also improved into the upper 25th percentile in Indiana making it a Four Star School. The school became the first in Indiana to have a free and reduced lunch rate over 50 percent and achieve Four Star status.“It’s not just about what is going on at that school. It [benefits] the teachers, students and parents at that school and also those at the elementary school that feed into that,” the superintendent acknowledged.Hite said the middle school principal of the year award is an honor and also the result of hard work throughout the corporation.“It wasn’t truly me it was every one of those teachers, staff and administrators throughout the corporation to help put a lot of effort and get great responses from some great students,” Hite said.“Student success starts much earlier than junior high,” Hite continued. “It starts at the elementary level as we inherit some really good scores and combine those with the efforts of how to transition that to the high school.”“You’ve consistently seen South Ripley get better and better through the years, and it really took a lot of different people.”Hite served as junior high principal at South Ripley between 2010 and 2014 and is now in his first semester as principal at Edgewood Junior High School in Ellettsville. He and his family usually make a weekly return to Ripley County.“We kept our home in Versailles, come home every weekend and still attend church at Versailles Baptist Church. We try to stay active in both communities.”
As the Big East enters the halfway point of conference play, fans are beginning to forget the catastrophe that was the conference’s performance against out-of-conference teams. Now every team is seemingly beating up on each other in a conference race that still has a long way to go. Pitt is the odds-on favorite to get to the BCS bowl game. After that, Syracuse and West Virginia appear to be battling for a trip to Orlando, Fla. And the teams in the middle of the Big East pack are hoping Notre Dame doesn’t get to seven wins so they all can ultimately go bowling. Here is an early look from The Daily Orange into how it will shake down come the holidays:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion Who would have thought before the season began that the game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Pittsburgh would be the pseudo-Big East championship game? With the home game for West Virginia in this year’s edition of the Backyard Brawl, the Panthers will cruise into a slot in a BCS game. The most likely destination for a team that will be ranked between No. 15 and No. 20: Fiesta over Orange. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East Syracuse won’t win out. But even if the Orange does, it will not be enough for a BCS game. Pitt won’t lose two games. West Virginia has a much tougher Big East schedule the rest of the way than the Orange. With just one WVU loss, SU should feel comfortable that they will get to Orlando, even if there is a long way to go. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East It’s an uphill battle for the Mountaineers back to a BCS bowl. The good news is they can still defeat Pitt and have a legitimate shot to get there. The bad news is that game is at Heinz Field. The even worse news is that if Notre Dame gets to seven wins, WVU will have to settle for the Big East’s fourth bowl, which would be a supreme failure. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: Rutgers — No. 4 Big East It seems like every year Rutgers somehow slips into a solid bowl game after a dull season, making a trip to a bowl that is much more worthy than the team itself. For some reason, I think it’s going to happen again this year. And it will be the ideal situation for Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, as the Scarlet Knights will be slotted to stay home at Yankee Stadium, thanks to a tie with the other two 6-6 Big East teams. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: South Florida — No. 5 Big East Speaking of staying home, if USF, Rutgers and Louisville all beat up on each other in the middle pack of the Big East, USF won’t have to travel anywhere. Skip Holtz will be content with that in his first year. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Louisville — No. 6 Big East As the least appealing team in the New York City and Tampa markets, Louisville will stay down south. The main team Charlie Strong should be worried about for a bowl bid is Utah. If the Utes slip up versus Notre Dame, UL will be the team left out of the selection process, thanks to the two hometown hosts for Rutgers and USF, as Notre Dame needs seven wins to steal one of conference’s bowl slots. [email protected] Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion The Backyard Brawl will likely determine the winner of the Big East, and I see Pitt defeating West Virginia in Pittsburgh. Even if Pitt loses to any conference team not named WVU, it appears it will still claim the top spot in the conference. Two losses in-conference and the league is suddenly wide open. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East If Syracuse wins out, this would be a worst-case scenario. Doug Marrone referred to a bowl talk as a ‘four-letter word,’ but I’m guessing SU’s place in the Big East standings is something that plays on his mind. A loss this weekend would obviously be a hit but not necessarily a major setback. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East West Virginia may still finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the conference, despite a loss last weekend. WVU needs to win out and hope SU falls at least one more time to claim the top spot. But the thinking here is that the Mountaineers will lose at least one more game and finish No. 3 in the conference. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: South Florida — No. 4 Big East Though SU fans might like to see the Orange in the first ever bowl hosted at the new Yankee Stadium, finishing No. 4 would obviously be a step back from its current ranking. Still, can you imagine all the Syracuse support at that potential game? I see USF landing here, especially after taking down Cincy. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: Cincinnati — No. 5 Big East Just one year removed from running the table in the Big East, Cincinnati has had much different results this year. Quarterback Zach Collaros might be out this weekend and beyond, which doesn’t bode well for a team that has struggled even with him in the lineup. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Rutgers — No. 6 Big East Grabbing the final spot is the Scarlet Knights, which has been up and down this season. Connecticut and Louisville both have a legitimate chance of becoming bowl-eligible but have not played nearly consistent enough to finish any higher than No. 6. [email protected] REBUTTAL: Andrew L. John Goin’ Hog wild Comments BLOG POST: Tony Olivero Purify the colors Published on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+