Lettuce Brings A Funky Good Time To The Columbia Music Farm [Gallery/Setlist]

first_imgIf it sounds like a party, then it probably is one, because Lettuce has been absolutely destroying their Sounds Like A Party tour this fall. The band is locked in with their psychedelic funk vibes, and this tour has been one of their best to date.Fans at The Music Farm in Columbia, SC were treated to some fresh Lettuce last week, and the show did not disappoint! With smooth grooves of their 2015 release Crush, not to mention classics from their career and a choice cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up,” this was a rager in the truest sense of the word. It’s always a party when Lettuce comes to town!Check out a full gallery below from photographer Ellison White (recently recovered after a hurricane related power outage), and the full setlist below. Also included in the gallery are images from BYOG‘s after party at the nearby Tin Roof following the show (with Lettuce bassist Jesus Coomes in attendance), capping off a great funky night of music.Setlist: Lettuce at the Music Farm, Columbia, SC – 10/6/16Set: Silverdome, E-Pedal > Get Greazy, Chief, Blast Off, Dilla, Flu -> 7, Pocket Change, Back In Effect -> Lettuce Go Go, Don’t Be Afraid To Try, We’re A Winner -> Move On Up, The ForceEncore: Sounds Like A Party, Phyllis Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Students to present history projects at SMC

first_imgHamilton said she hopes “the students gain a deeper understanding and an enthusiasm for history.”  “[National History Day] is a good way to engage younger students and get them into history,” said Kelly Hamilton, professor and chair of the Saint Mary’s History Department.There will be a history fair held in Spes Unica for the schools in the South Bend area that participate in National History Day. Students will exhibit their history knowledge with poster board projects, research papers, skits and even student-designed Web sites. “The more these students are taught that history is important to understand, the better. I’m hoping that a real love for history will be one of the real benefits of participating in this competition,” she said.  The program has been held at Saint Mary’s for the past three years and it’s expected to be held at the College in the future. Winners from each age group will advance to the state competition, Hamilton said. If those students succeed at the state level, they will compete at the national level with students around the country. “This is a really good opportunity for our students as well,” Hamilton said. “The nicest thing is our students are really impressed by the level of work they see by younger students.” The Saint Mary’s History Department is sponsoring a National History Day event tomorrow for fourth- to 12th-grade students on campus. Judges include members of the History Department, sponsors of National History Day and two Saint Mary’s history and education students. This year’s theme is “Innovation in History.” Students will be divided based on grade level, and judged on their depth of research and their presentation. Hamilton said National History Day could lead to internships for Saint Mary’s students to help develop history programs at local schools. The competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An award presentation will follow in Carroll Auditorium where the winners will be announced.  “We are very proud of hosting [the event],” Hamilton said. “It’s very nice to see younger students interested in history and doing such nice projects. That is what we hoped to accomplish, and it’s really rewarding.”last_img read more

In Torrent of Falsehoods, Trump Claims Election Is Being Stolen

first_imgHe convinced few people who were not already in his corner. Most of the television networks cut away from the statement on the grounds that what Mr. Trump was saying was not true. On CNN, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a Republican often put in the position of defending Mr. Trump over the years, appeared exasperated as he denounced the president’s loose talk of election thievery as “dangerous” and “shocking” and declared that “counting absentee ballots and counting mail-in ballots is not fraud.”- Advertisement – The New York Post, which published salacious articles on Hunter Biden planted by Mr. Trump’s associates before the election, headlined an article: “Downcast Trump Makes Baseless Election Fraud Claims in White House Address.” Even Fox News noted it had seen no “hard evidence” of widespread wrongdoing.“There is no defense for the President’s comments tonight undermining our Democratic process,” Gov. Larry Hogan, Republican of Maryland and a critic of the president, wrote on Twitter. “America is counting the votes, and we must respect the results as we always have before. No election or person is more important than our Democracy.” For much of the year, some Trump advisers questioned whether the president actually wanted a second term, or if he simply did not want to be seen as the worst epithet in his lexicon: a loser. The answer still was not clear as the votes were being tallied this week.He sounded dejected on Thursday evening as he went through a litany of random minor incidents involving ballots, called Philadelphia and Detroit “corrupt” and insisted he had actually won an election in which former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was leading by millions of votes nationally and appeared likely to assemble a majority in the Electoral College once a handful of swing states finished counting.Mr. Trump bemoaned how many by-mail votes appeared to be cast for Democrats. “They’re finding ballots all of a sudden: ‘Oh, we have some mail-in ballots,’” he said. “It’s amazing how those mail-in ballots are so one-sided.” He glossed over the fact that he had spent months telling his supporters that mail-in balloting was corrupt and urging them to vote in person instead.He likewise lashed out at others, as well, seeking many to blame for his troubles. “The pollsters got it knowingly wrong,” he said. (In fact, they did get many results wrong, but there is no evidence that it was intentional.)“The voting apparatus of those states are run in all cases by Democrats,” he said of states still counting. (In fact, Georgia and Arizona have Republican governors.)“We won a case, a big case,” he said. (In fact, the campaign simply won a court ruling saying that observers should be allowed to stand six feet away from counting rather than farther away.)After he was done, the president took no questions from reporters and marched out of the room, looking glum. It was the kind of appearance that several aides had said made them happy he had remained out of public view since the early hours of Wednesday morning, when he insisted he had won the election as several key states still had not had a projected winner and called what was taking place a “fraud” on the American public. Allies said privately that the president seemed to be raging against the inevitable and was only doing damage with his baseless accusations about widespread fraud. Even allies who said they shared some of his concerns in a targeted way about specific rules governing mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic were unwilling to join Mr. Trump’s unfounded claims.Many of those who did comment merely said they wanted “transparency” or for all “legal” votes to be counted, a phrase used by Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter that was intended to sound as if he was echoing Mr. Trump. Inside Mr. Trump’s circle, Kellyanne Conway, his former counselor, was one of the few who spoke of counting all of the votes. Former Gov. Chris Christie, Republican of New Jersey and a longtime ally of Mr. Trump’s, likewise disputed the president. “I talk tonight now not as a former governor but as a former U.S. attorney — there’s just no basis to make that argument tonight,” he said on ABC News. “There just isn’t.” – Advertisement – The Trump campaign is filing a series of lawsuits, but allies of the White House have said the approach seems to be aimed at both running out the clock and appeasing a litigious president, who often turns to legal filings as an immediate course of action.But while Mr. Trump has some experienced lawyers and political professionals leading his campaign, the public effort to raise questions about the election has been disjointed and appeared thrown together at the last minute. Some administration officials said they were mortified by footage of Mr. Giuliani bellowing in Philadelphia.Some of Mr. Trump’s allies have encouraged the call for a blitz of legal action, including people like Stephen K. Bannon, the former White House chief strategist who faces criminal charges for an allegedly fraudulent scheme scamming supporters of Mr. Trump’s border wall.Republicans have begun having discussions about how to broach the topic with Mr. Trump of focusing on life after the presidency, and what leaving quietly could mean for his family, his business and his own ability to remain in politics.Some have suggested that sounding notes of encouragement about a 2024 campaign could be effective. Others believe that he will concede if it is clear he has lost, but that he will most likely never publicly accept the result.In the meantime, Mr. Trump’s advisers were divided on what he should be doing until the final vote counts are announced. There were some discussions about his holding a rally as soon as this weekend, one person briefed on the talks said.But after Mr. Trump’s briefing room appearance, several advisers conceded that the clock on the Trump presidency was almost certainly winding down.Peter Baker reported from Washington, and Maggie Haberman from New York. Catie Edmondson and Nicholas Fandos contributed reporting from Washington. Updated Nov. 5, 2020, 11:53 p.m. ETcenter_img After Donald Trump Jr. went after Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, for not speaking up, the senator went on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox on Thursday night and came to the president’s defense, asserting with no evidence that “Philadelphia elections are crooked as a snake” and that the “allegations of wrongdoing are earth shattering.”Others like Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and John Barrasso of Wyoming offered support for Mr. Trump’s insistence that election observers be allowed to watch counting, which in general they are, without embracing the claims that the election was being stolen. “The president is right to ensure all legally cast votes be observed and counted,” Mr. Barrasso said.But they were among the few who spoke up to echo Mr. Trump’s refrain that he was being denied his due in the form of winning the election, a primal scream emanating from the president that was summed up earlier in the day by his own angry, plaintive, all-caps tweet: “STOP THE COUNT!” WASHINGTON — Even for President Trump, it was an imagined version of reality, one in which he was not losing but the victim of a wide-ranging conspiracy stretching across the country in multiple cities, counties and states, involving untold numbers of people all somehow collaborating to steal the election in ways he could not actually explain.Never mind that Mr. Trump presented not a shred of evidence during his first public appearance since late on election night or that few senior Republican officeholders endorsed his false claims of far-reaching fraud. A presidency born in a lie about Barack Obama’s birthplace appeared on the edge of ending in a lie about his own faltering bid for re-election.- Advertisement – Brad Parscale, who was removed this year as the president’s campaign manager, echoed the theme in more menacing terms. “If you want to win in 2024 as a Republican,” he wrote, “I would probably start saying something.” “If you count the legal votes, I easily win,” Mr. Trump said Thursday night in an unusually subdued, 17-minute televised statement from the lectern in the White House briefing room, complaining that Democrats, the news media, pollsters, big technology companies and nonpartisan election workers had all corruptly sought to deny him a second term.“This is a case where they’re trying to steal an election,” he said. “They’re trying to rig an election, and we can’t let that happen.” – Advertisement – With his presidency on the line, Mr. Trump’s lonely appearance in the briefing room with no allies joining him and only staff members and reporters in attendance underscored how isolated he has become just two days after Election Day. With vote counts in key states turning grimmer even as he spoke, Mr. Trump was poised to end this term in office the way he began his presidential campaign in 2015 — defended most vocally by family members and a few loyalists while Republican leaders held him at arm’s length rather than embrace outlandish claims.With Republican members of Congress largely staying silent or issuing anodyne comments about the importance of transparent vote counting, Mr. Trump was left to dispatch his two adult sons to hold news conferences in Pennsylvania and Georgia to protest aspects of the vote count. They were accompanied by allies like Rudolph W. Giuliani, his personal lawyer, and Corey Lewandowski, his first campaign manager from 2016. The same scene played out in Nevada, where a Trump ally, Richard Grenell, made claims about voting fraud that news outlets debunked a short time later.Members of Mr. Trump’s inner circle sounded almost desperate as they sought to threaten other Republicans into backing Mr. Trump. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump posted messages on Twitter complaining that Republicans were not standing with their father, especially those who may want his support if they run for president in four years.“The total lack of action from virtually all of the ‘2024 GOP hopefuls’ is pretty amazing,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote. “They have a perfect platform to show that they’re willing & able to fight but they will cower to the media mob instead.”“Where are Republicans!” Eric Trump added about an hour and a half later. “Have some backbone. Fight against this fraud. Our voters will never forget you if your sheep!”last_img read more

Antique cops to intensify drive vs ‘loose firearms’

first_imgEscobar added that of the 182firearms, 119 were surrendered loose firearms or had no licenses while thelicenses of 63 others had already expired.  Escobar said last year’s campaignreduced the index crime incidents in the province, citing 40 cases of murder,compared to 45 cases in 2018; and 19 theft cases, as against 31 cases in 2018.(With a report from PNA/PN) As part of their intensified campaign,Escobar said every police station in the 18 towns of the province would berequired to have a weekly accomplishment report on surrendered firearms. Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar, Deputy Director for Operations of the Antique Police Provincial Office, said the operation of the “Bahay Silangan” or rehabilitation center for “drug offenders” in the province will begin this month. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY With the revitalized campaign, policeofficers will again visit the homes of gun-owners who have expired gunlicenses, otherwise they will be penalized, he added. “Owners of firearms with expiredlicenses are encouraged to deposit it first at the police stations, pending therelease of their license renewal,” he said. SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialpolice office here said it will boost its campaign against loose firearms thisyear. Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar,Deputy Director for Operations of the Antique Provincial Police Office, said atotal of 182 firearms were surrendered to various municipal police stations inthe province due to their campaign last year.  “If the gun-owners will not surrendertheir firearms, then the police will be forced to apply for a search warrant,”he added.  last_img read more

Dodgers’ Corey Seager trying to work his way out of slow start

first_img“I’m getting there,” Seager said when asked if the video work had unearthed any secrets. “It’s just going to take time, getting more swings.”Seager offers no more specifics about his slow start. But a pair of absences could be playing into it.Seager had a close relationship with former assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten who worked with Seager as he rose through the minors and continued to work with him in Los Angeles. Wooten is in the Angels’ organization now.And Seager doesn’t have Justin Turner batting behind him. The Dodgers’ No. 3 hitter for the first nine games of the season, Yasiel Puig, is batting .205 after a two-hit day Sunday and offering little deterrent to pitchers who have attacked Seager more softly than in the past – a full 30 percent of the pitches Seager has seen in the early going have been curveballs or changeups (up from 22 percent the past two seasons).“I think with Corey it’s easy to see they’re not going to give in to him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “They’re going to pitch to the corners and try to have Corey get himself out and potentially make Yasiel beat them. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Corey understands that. When he’s in the strike zone, he’s as good as any hitter in baseball. When he’s aggressive out of the strike zone, it makes him pretty average. He understands that but it’s not his intent.  Just being diligent in the strike zone is going to make him much better.”BAD SUSHIBoth Alex Wood and Cody Bellinger were hit by a bout of food poisoning Saturday. Wood stayed at the team hotel and said he was sick all day, unable to eat anything. Bellinger got a milder case and played all 14 innings of the Dodgers’ 7-5 loss to the Giants.Both went were part of a group that went out for sushi at a Japanese restaurant Friday – Kyle Farmer joked that he escaped the illness by being more selective about what he ate. Bellinger, meanwhile, said his ground zero could also have been a room service quesadilla at the team hotel.Wood was feeling better Sunday but not well enough to throw his scheduled bullpen session. So the Dodgers will swap Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the two-game series against the Oakland A’s at Dodger Stadium. Ryu will start Tuesday now with Wood getting an extra day to recover. He will pitch on Wednesday.Roberts said he had not decided on the weekend rotation yet. After an off day on Thursday, Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda will start against the Arizona Diamondbacks but “we haven’t decided on the order yet,” Roberts said.ALSODodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, Roberts pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Kenley Jansen presented Giants reliever Tony Watson with his National League championship ring before Saturday’s game. Watson was acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline last season. He signed with the Giants as a free agent last winter. The Dodgers received their rings in a pregame ceremony at Dodger Stadium last weekend.UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off before starting a two-game interleague series against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp swings for an RBI-single off San Francisco Giants’ Ty Blach in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)San Francisco Giants pitcher Ty Blach works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO – The tape on Corey Seager’s fingers attests to the number of swings he takes daily in the batting cage. Any redness in his eyes can be blamed on all the video he watches, hours before each game.So far, all that work has not dug Seager out of a rare slump.He did have two hits (and a pair of walks) in Saturday’s 14-inning game, part of a 7-for-24 burst that seemed to point to an awakening. But a hitless Sunday dropped his average back to .206.During his first two full seasons in the majors, Seager has been relentlessly consistent at the plate. His batting average visited this low-rent neighborhood (.222 or lower) for a total of only three days – one early in 2016, two early last season. He doesn’t have an extra-base hit in the Dodgers’ first nine games this season. In those previous two seasons, he went without an extra-base hit that long just once – last August just before and during the week he spent relegated to the Dodgers’ bench with elbow pain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more