The 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 2016
This house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold.The pair also own a three-bedroom Queenslander style home in the inner Brisbane suburb of Paddington, which they paid $1.1 million for in 2015.Nikki founded her Styling You business in 2008 in the form of a blog, designed to help everyday women with fashion and style choices.The blog attracts more than 100,000 visitors every month and over 250,000 page views. NEW TOWER TO SOAR OVER BURLEIGH This house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold. This house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold. Nikki Parkinson working from her former home in Maroochydore. Picture: Glenn Barnes.SOCIAL media influencer, fashion blogger and stylist Nikki Parkinson has sold the Sunshine Coast beach house where she started her business for $550,000.The former journalist, who has nearly 56,000 Instagram followers, currently lives in Brisbane and has been renting out the three-bedroom home at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Nikki Parkinson with her husband, Kester Hubbard.The home on a 607 sqm block was advertised through Century 21 Grant Smith Property as an opportunity to live in, renovate or rebuild.It is within walking distance of Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland beaches. 67 HECTARES SELL FOR $2.90 SQM Nikki Parkinson working from her former home in Maroochydore. Picture: Glenn Barnes. The kitchen in the house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore.It was last listed for rent for $475 a week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoRecords show she bought the property with her husband in 2007 for $470,000. BRISBANE ONE BEDDER SELLS FOR $2.6M
Undergraduate Student Government Senator and presidential candidate Daniel Million resigned from the Senate on Tuesday, citing what he said was a lack of inclusivity from the organization as well as unfair hiring practices and judicial processes.Million was not present at the USG Senate meeting on Tuesday, though he had not announced his resignation publicly at the time. He explained that the biggest problem that he had with USG was the organization’s inability to make him feel welcome, especially as a student of color.“In a meeting with some heads of USG, I stated that as one of the two black males of the organization, I sometimes felt like no one cares about the problems I’m facing,” Million said. “I’ve talked about the Black Lives Matter movement and unarmed black people being shot and how that impacts me. No one has listened, I don’t think anyone has cared.”USG Vice President Austin Dunn, who oversees Senate meetings and has worked with Million in the past year, said that he made efforts to reach out to all senators by scheduling one-on-one meetings with them throughout the year. However, he said that Million never expressed any of the concerns he had about not feeling included in USG to him.“That’s really hard to hear because there are many people at this organization that are fighting for people of all backgrounds and communities,” Dunn said. “Edwin and I can only control so much, and when people don’t bring issues forward and have a discussion with us, then there’s no way we can help. We can’t be in the minds of other students — all we can do is serve the people who are willing to speak up and have an open dialogue with us about the problems that are being had.”Furthermore, Million said that he believed the hiring process in USG was tilted in the favor of people who had personal connections to current USG leaders, and that he no longer wanted to be part of an organization that chose its members in this way. If elected president, Million explained that inclusion and a non-biased hiring process would be a primary concern.“I don’t want anybody to feel the way I did,” Million said. “As a delegate, I felt like I didn’t know people within the organization that were higher up and that I didn’t have a chance. I want every person on this campus to feel like they have an equal opportunity to get positions these positions.”Dunn, however, explained that for USG appointments, the heads of most branches — communications, funding and program board — are chosen by the previous year’s leaders, a system that he emphasized was based on merit and not personal connections.“As the vice president, I oversee the advocacy branch and the Senate, and I only directly hire the director of the advocacy branch,” Dunn said. “Experience within the organization, ideas for moving forward and passion are three things that I look for personally.”While Million said he does “wholeheartedly respect” the work that USG does, especially that of the cultural assemblies, advocacy branch and program board, he explained that his participation in the election has led to his loss of faith in the organization’s ability to uphold rules. His ticket, Million-Vorhoff, filed a complaint against the Austin-Morgan campaign last week, accusing them of beginning their campaign the day before the start of the official campaign period. The Austin-Morgan ticket received four strikes — out of nine that would lead to disqualification — and was stripped of $1,000 out of its $1,500 campaign reimbursement. Million said that this punishment is not adequate and negatively impacts USG’s accountability and integrity.“I feel like this sets a precedent that students in the future that have the resources to fund their own campaigns might as well seek this unfair advantage,” Million said. “People are going to take advantage of this ability. The members of the organization need to be held to a higher standard.”However, Dunn said that he agreed with Million’s point, and had actually tried to address the problem himself.“I was worried about a precedent being set where having money would allow you to break the rules,” Dunn said. “It’s really offensive to apply that to myself and Morgan’s campaign, because the moment I heard about the ruling, I went to the professional staff and asked if I could appeal. I did that because we were honest about the mistake that we made and wanted to be clear that it would never happen again.”Million explained that despite his resignation, he wants to remain involved with USG by serving as its president, through which he hopes to make a lasting impact on the USC community.“At the end of the day, what I want to be remembered for, regardless of if we win or lose this election, is that we’re fighting for the students,” Million said. “We want to make sure all the students know what’s going on this campus. We want to give students the opportunity to make an impact.”
On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to a joint session of United States Congress, which was streamed live in Wallis Annenberg Hall.The event was hosted by the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. After the viewing of the congressional address, four panelists discussed the points made during the speech and the impact they could have on the political climate. The panel included Bob Shrum, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics; William Rodriguez Morrison, the Senate director of the California Republican Assembly; Shakari Byerly, a partner at EVITARUS Strategic Research; and Gary Aminoff, who works as a treasurer for the Los Angeles County Republican Party.Throughout the course of the speech, Trump discussed his policies regarding the U.S. economy, healthcare, education and immigration. The speech was kicked off with the mention of Black History Month and the importance of extending efforts in terms of civil rights. The President also addressed recent bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country and the shooting of Indian men in Kansas.After the speech, Aminoff began the conversation by saying that he liked Trump’s tone, which differed from previous speeches that appealed to a more narrow group of supporters.“It was measured, it was not partisan, it was inclusive,” Aminoff said. “I was pleased to see the way he spoke tonight. As a fiscal conservative myself, I think a lot of it was conservative.”Shrum argued that although the speech put forward a conservative agenda, a large part was tied to the economy and to jobs. He even questioned whether this address had brought about a new form of conservatism.“It was a remarkably polarized chamber tonight,” Shrum said. “I don’t agree with Donald Trump on a lot of things he had to say, but I thought that was a remarkable speech given the expectations.”Shrum went on to say that the unhappy attitudes of the Democrats seated in the House Chamber during the speech would not likely play out in their favor. This was a topic of debate during the panel, and Byerly contradicted Shrum by stating that Democrats needed to make a strong showing of how they felt.“I think if they had seemed overly open, that may have actually played to their detriment,” Byerly said.During the address, Trump said that 43 million people in the United States are living in poverty, and that he hopes to address this by developing policies to reduce corporate tax rates of American companies to make them more competitive.Furthermore, Trump argued that reforming immigration would aid in restructuring the economy, and he reiterated his plans to build a wall along the Southern border of the country.“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars and make our communities safer for everyone,” Trump said. “We want all Americans to succeed, but that can’t happen in an environment of lawless chaos. We must restore integrity and the rule of law to our borders.”According to Aminoff, funding is the main obstacle that is likely to stand in the way of Trump delivering on his promises.“The questions that were running through my mind were: all this infrastructure he wants to build, on the wall, on the border, all of these great programs — my question is, where is the money going to come from to pay for all of this?” Aminoff said.Although Byerly said that she was critical of a lot of aspects of the speech, she was happy to see Trump attempting to appeal to Democrats as well as Republicans.“I was happy to see him mentioning some issues where there was some common ground with Democrats, like childcare and paid family leave,” Byerly said. “I think those are policies where Democrats want to see progress being made.”Shrum said that Trump thought he had to do certain things tonight in order to get approval from other people. He argued that if Trump continued to act like this, people would no longer be able to say that he can’t do his job properly, no matter how much they disagreed with him. Aminoff added that Americans should watch Trump’s actions, rather than just his words over the coming years to judge whether he is an effective leader.“Trump loves to give shocking rhetoric; he likes to jar people,” Aminoff said. “I would pay more attention to what he does than what he says.”
“Part of the reason I was stuck on JV last year was because I didn’t play as a sophomore,” Lewis said. “I just chose not to play, and I ended up regretting it.” After Valencia’s boys finished with consecutive losses to fall out of first place in the Foothill League, Vikings co-coach Greg Hayes prefers to look on the bright side. “In the reality of sports, wins and losses determine your success – but not long-term in terms of the big picture,” Hayes said. “We had a tough week, but we’ll learn from it.” Valencia (20-6) looks to bounce back tonight at Glendale (12-14) in a Div. I-AA game. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The long ride back from Santa Maria High seemed a bit shorter after Hart’s 83-61 boys’ basketball victory Wednesday in a Southern Section Div. I-A wild-card game. After finishing the regular season with a .500 record, every playoff victory is a celebration for the Indians (14-13), especially with leading scorer Josh Herman out for the postseason because of pneumonia. Immediately after defeating Santa Maria, Hart partied it up at a local fast-food restaurant. “We didn’t get home until 1:30 in the morning, but it was worth it,” coach Tom Kelly said. “I had two burgers that might have been the best I’ve ever had.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Nate Bichara scored 37 points, including eight 3-pointers – and that might be a school record, according to Kelly. “Well, I know no one’s ever hit eight since I’ve been at Hart,” said Kelly, in his sixth season. “Maybe J.T. Stotts before I got here. Nate had to pick up the slack, and he did a great job.” Hart has promoted two freshmen for the playoffs, and both have impressive bloodlines. Joe Inemer is a brother of Hart girls’ standout KaLana Inemer, and Brad Wyche is a brother of Chet Wyche, one of Valencia’s top boys’ players. Canyon standout Bryan Lewis, who hopes to help the Cowboys (18-8) to a Div. I-A boys’ victory tonight over visiting Righetti of Santa Maria (9-15), is blossoming after being held back on the junior-varsity team as a junior last season. Most JV teams are composed of sophomores and freshmen, so it was a humbling season for Lewis. He said he learned from the experience and certainly appreciates being on the varsity team this year.