Watch Fruition Perform “Boil Over” At Last Year’s Northwest String Summit [Pro-Shot]

first_imgThe Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, has become somewhat of a mecca for bluegrass musicians and fans alike, consistently bringing together big names and small across the bluegrass scene to join together in collaboration and celebration. One such regular at the festival is Fruition, the five-piece jamgrass outfit from Portland, Oregon, who will be returning to the bluegrass festival slated for July 13th through 16th this summer.Watch Greensky Bluegrass Tear Up “Reverend” At Last Year’s Northwest String Summit [Pro-Shot]The folks over at Jamgrass TV have just released a new pro-shot video of the Oregon band’s performance last year at the Northwest String Summit ahead of this year’s festival. In this latest video, Fruition goes into a fiery rendition of “Boil Over,” a song off their 2013 release Just One Of Them Nights. You can watch the group’s performance below as a way to get stoked on Fruition’s return to Horning’s Hideout this summer.Fruition Bares Their Hearts And Souls On A Monday Night In Bloomington [Videos/Full Audio]Just like in 2016, Fruition is slated to perform two sets across the duration of the Northwest String Summit, along with Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Elephant Revival, Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Turkuaz, and more. The festival this year will also see a performance by a new all-woman group dubbed Sideboob, which features Fruition’s Mimi Naja along with Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band and Katelyn and Laurie Shook, also known as the Shook Twins. You can head over to Northwest String Summit’s website to get more information about the festival as well as to purchase tickets, as we can tell already that you’re not going to want to miss out this year.Frution, “Boil Over,” Northwest String Summit 2016last_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces Aid for Survivors of Devastating Pittsburgh Fire

first_imgWolf Administration Announces Aid for Survivors of Devastating Pittsburgh Fire June 08, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare Allegheny County a disaster area after last month’s devastating fire in Midtown Towers, an 18-story apartment building in downtown Pittsburgh.“We are grateful that the SBA recognized the need for these loans in order to provide as much assistance as possible to the survivors of this fire,” said Governor Wolf. “My hope is that this financial assistance will relieve some of the burden in getting these residents back on their feet.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the fire in Allegheny County, as well as neighboring counties Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.After the fire, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, along with local and SBA officials, conducted damage assessments and interviews with those impacted by the fire. The governor used the damage assessment results to support his assistance request to the SBA.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) that will be open at the following location and times:Extended Stay America3851 Northern PikeMonroeville, Pennsylvania 15146Opening: Friday, June 9, 2017Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pmWeekdays: Friday –Tuesday8:00 am to 5:00 pmSaturday, June 10, 201710:00 am to 2:00 pmClosed: Sunday, June 11, 2017Closing: Wednesday, June 14, 20178:00 am to 3:00 pmSBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Aug. 7, 2017.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 7, 2018.last_img read more

166 cops trained to handle domestic violence reports

first_img…issue continues to be a serious social threat – acting Top CopOne hundred and sixty-six Police officers from seven policing divisions across the country are now better equipped to handle domestic violence reports after successfully completing a Domestic Violence Scenario Training Workshop.Police ranks who were trained to handle domestic violence cases share a photo moment with Jamaican consultant Novelette Grant and Khemraj Ramjattan, along with senior members of the GPFThe training sessions were part of the Public Security Ministry’s Security Sector Reform Programme and were spearheaded by Novelette Grant, consultant and former Deputy Police Commissioner of the Jamaican Police Force.She stated that the aim of the training workshop was to advance the skills of mid-career Policemen and Policewomen so that they would be in better positions to deal with domestic violence issues and impart that knowledge to their peers at the various Police stations throughout the country.Acting Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie emphasised that domestic violence continues to be a serious social threat, and is everybody’s business— since it affects everyone at all levels of society.Meanwhile, Project Manager of the Citizen Security Strategy Programme (CSSP), Dr Clement Henry reiterated that the CSSP focuses heavily on violence and crime reduction in Guyana.The cost of violence, he said, is tremendous, since, when calculated for the year 2017, it amounted to over a billion Guyana dollars. As a result, “programmes are being put in place to eliminate risk factors in the home, community and at societal levels in a whole”.He stated that currently, under construction are domestic violence interview rooms and child-friendly spaces at Police stations— another initiative by the CSSP to work together with the Guyana Police Force in combatting domestic violence in Guyana.Additionally, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan commended the planning team and Director of the Training Workshop for executing a programme of such calibre and lauded the participants for ensuring that they were a part of this necessary training programme.He expressed his concerns for the issue of domestic violence to be addressed, since statistics reveal that Guyanese women are suffering at the hands of men both physically, emotionally, and economically.Meanwhile, certificates were presented to all 166 officers for completing the programme, as they were challenged and admonished to return to the fields with better knowledge and competence to help combat domestic violence within their divisions.last_img read more

Presley reclaims No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of top-earning dead celebrities, Lennon is No. 2

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Forbes said the celebrities on the list, posted Monday, earned a combined $232 million in the past 12 months. NEW YORK – Elvis Presley is still the King. Presley, who earned an estimated $49 million in the past 12 months, has reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Forbes.com’s list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. He last topped the list in 2005. John Lennon ranks second with earnings of $44 million, followed by Charles M. Schulz ($35 million), George Harrison ($22 million), Albert Einstein ($18 million), Andy Warhol ($15 million), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) ($13 million), Tupac Shakur ($9 million), Marilyn Monroe ($7 million), Steve McQueen ($6 million), James Brown ($5 million), Bob Marley ($4 million) and James Dean ($3.5 million). Presley died in 1977. His estate continues to generate millions from music royalties, DVDs, licensing deals and tourism at Graceland, the rocker’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more