Last night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]
July 19, 2016 Flag Order, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with the President Barack Obama’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state to remain lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the July 17, 2016 attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on July 22, 2016 per the President’s order.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Flags to Remain at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 207 weeks ago It’s nice to see that there is a choice for our kids. I’m anxious to hear feedback from my son on this. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 207 weeks ago What is sad is that these requirements have been in place for about 4 years now be KSDE. They have lost out on a lot of grant money just not following health guidelines by the state and federal government. Glad to see they are on the right track. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow â€” With choices for breakfast and lunch, parents may not have to send as many sack lunches to school this year. OPAA Food Management has partnered with USD 353, and three meal choices will be available to students during both breakfast and lunch.“In my last district, hot lunch participation increased significantly as students saw the choices that were available,” Wellington Superintendent Mark Whitener said.This May, the district selected Opaa! as their new food service provider. Last winter, the district submitted a Request for Proposal, then the notice was published in a regional newspaper, and the bidding companies made a presentation to the district committee. The committee evaluated each proposal based on Nutritional and Wellness Department of Education (KSDE) guidelines. The proposal that won was required to adhere to all state and federal child nutrition guidelines.“The staff visited other schools that contract out their food service and sampled the food from the companies that submitted bids,” Whitener said.With a mission statement of “Make Their Day,” Opaa! partners with school districts to create a child nutrition program to meet the needs of the students, while staying within state and federal guidelines. The company incorporates locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, with from scratch cooking, including oven-fresh rolls.For example, the first day of school three breakfast choices include: pancake sausage griddle, apple, fruit juice; cereal, cinnamon toast, apple, fruit juice; or oatmeal, cinnamon toast, apple, fruit juice. The three lunch choices on the first day are: chicken nachos w/white queso; Mexican pizza, fresh garden salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit; or taco salad, Texas pintos, mandarin oranges, fresh fruit and cornbread.“Parents should expect meals that are not only nutritious but are tasty and appealing as well,” said Whitener.Each day, students will have two or more choices. For example, students can choose between the main entree, lasagna, or a cheeseburger, depending on the daily menu. High school students will have two hot choices each day or the salad bar.“I personally like the fact that students have choices,” Whitener said. “If the student doesn’t like the main entree, they may choose a burger, pizza, or a chicken sandwich, depending on the menu each day.Â I also really like the offering of fresh fruits and vegetables each day.”Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.
Three grade seven girls all aged 14 from Bavaroko Primary school in the Port Moresby Sylvia Olewale, Bridgette Gegeyo and Delilah Sportly were part of the team which took part in the fun filled activities.The girls were excited when interviewed by Loop PNG saying they enjoyed the day out, getting to learn and develop rugby skills though it is a male dominated sport in PNG.Bridgette said, she was more thrilled when they were joined by the PNG Hunters players who taught them the basic rugby league skills.“I really enjoy the third sessions of the day when the Hunters players gave us the motivational talks on their sport lives and careers,”Adding that, they were amazed all throughout the sessions and hope that the program could run every term holidays for a period of three to four days.The girls even phrased Digicel PNG for hosting the event and their teachers for supervising them all throughout the day.Meanwhile, the program will also be also hosted in Lae and Kokopo on Wednesday July 13, respectively.
Supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are claiming that they were tricked into signing forms which put them as candidates for the A Partnership for National Unity team to contest the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE).Seven persons have reported this to the party’s regional office in New Amsterdam.According to them, the incident occurred at the Plegtanker/Koortbradt NDC on the East Bank of Berbice.A declaration signed by one of the persons whose names appears on both the PPP and APNU listOmesh Kumar is one such person. According to him, he did sign a form to indicate that he will be a candidate for the PPP but on Nomination Day, his name also appeared on the A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) list of candidates.Meanwhile, Tulapersaud Heeman Kumar claims that he was tricked into signing a second form. He told Guyana Times that following a consultation meeting which the PPP held last week, he was nominated to be one of its representatives. However, the following day, a prominent villager who once supported the PPP, and whom he later learnt now supports APNU, went to his home and gave him a similar form to sign. According to him, the man told him that there was a mistake on the form he had signed for the PPP and he had to sign it again.Heeman Kumar said he was unaware that the second form he was signing was going to be taken to APNU. Other persons from the community also gave this publication simulate stories.The persons have since signed affidavits indicating their choice of party they wish to support. The PPP is expected to present this alleged fraud to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday.While the LGE Nomination Day when smoothly in several parts of Guyana, in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) there were several hiccups.At the Plegtanker/Kortberaadt NDC on the East Bank of Berbice – one of two new NDCs in the region – the PPP is contending it had arrived at the NDC with its list since 20:00h on Thursday, but the security guard there reserved a place for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), which arrived sometime after 05:30h on Friday – the same time at which the returning officer arrived – and the Returning Officer allegedly allowed APNU to submit its list first, which according to PPP Member of Parliament, Adrian Anamayah, is an act that has raised concerns for his party.According to Anamayah, APNU members had fooled persons and had caused them to sign documents which APNU members used to indicate that those persons were APNU candidates. He said that had his party been allowed to be the first to submit its documents, as should rightly have been the case, some of those names would not have been allowed on the APNU list.Meanwhile, at the other end of the region, a similar situation played out, wherein the PPP said it was at the office first and was given the number one tag, but the Returning Officer asked for APNU to be first to submit its list after members of that party began to behave unruly in the GECOM compound.Again, Anamayah is contending the PPP was denied its right to be the first to submit its list and he is alleging that GECOM already is acting in a seemingly biased manner.According to the parliamentarian, the PPP will be challenging the actions of the Returning Officer in court. (Andrew Carmichael)
Cllr O’Donnell pictured with the Termon LadiesCOUNTY councillor John O’Donnell is doing his bit to try to make sure Termon Ladies’ bid for Ulster title glory is right on track.The big-hearted businessman has been sponsoring the club’s buses to all of their Ulster championship victories.And he’s going to have to fork out again, as Termon are through to this year’s Ulster Senior Championship final. The senior decider will be a repeat of last year’s game between Donaghmoyne and Termon. Both sides had away wins in the semi’s and both were made work hard for their victories. Donaghmoyne beat Clann Eireann 0-13 to 1-7. There was also just three points difference in the other last four game with Termon winning 5-11 to 2-17 at Castlewellan.In the intermediate final Four Masters will meet Monaghan Harps. The Donegal side beat Ballinascreen 0-12 to 2-3 while Monaghan Harps had four points to spare over Omagh St. Enda’s winning 1-10 to 0-9.The senior and intermediate Ulster finals are on Sunday November 1 – a double header at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.Carndonagh and St. Dympna’s will contest the junior decider at Celtic Park on Saturday, November 1. Cardonagh were double score winners over Aughnamullen (2-14 to 1-7) and St. Dympna’s won a ten goal thriller against Loughinisland 7-8 to 3-11. BIG-HEARTED JOHN GETS BEHIND TERMON LADIES ULSTER GLORY BID was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr John O’DonnellTermon ladiesUlster Final