Jack White Plays Surprise Concert At D.C. High School

first_imgJack White swung through Washington, D.C., for a two-show run on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, make that a three-show run.In between gigs at The Anthem, the rock icon stopped by D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School for an unannounced set during the students’ lunch break. While the performance may have been a surprise for these incredibly lucky teenagers, Relix reports that White cleared the stunt with the school’s principal, who couldn’t say no to the proposition.According to the school’s newspaper, this is how it all went down:Most days, Wilson students pour out of class after fourth period and shuffle down packed stairwells to the atrium, where they settle in for lunch or head off campus to get food. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman usually plays ‘80s hits from a speaker; once in a while, a few kids get up and dance.Today, the second floor was rattling after fourth period. Noise echoed through hallways and drowned out conversations close to the atrium. In the art wing on the other side of the school, people speculated that Bargeman must have ramped up his sound system.But it wasn’t Bargeman. It was Jack White shredding a blue electric guitar, backed by a barefoot drummer, two musicians playing multi-level synths, and a bassist.Evidently, the 12-time Grammy winner treated the students—who, as we may have mentioned earlier, were really, really lucky—to a set that included favorites like “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”, “Over and Over and Over”, and show-closing rendition of “Seven Nation Army” that turned into a singalong as the students rushed the “stage”.White is currently on tour in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach. His next stop will be a headlining performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City on Friday, June 1st.Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” finale at Woodrow Wilson High Schoollast_img read more

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University hosts activities night

first_imgThousands of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s undergraduate students flooded the Joyce Center Tuesday at the annual Activities Night, sponsored by the Student Activities Office (SAO). “I visited the booths for Student Union Board (SUB), Habitat for Humanity and even the Hawaii Club,” she said. “I love being able to come out and see so many different options.” Teamwork for Tomorrow, a community outreach program designed to improve the literacy and teamwork skills of underprivileged children in South Bend, also sees a huge membership boost because of Activities Night, president and senior Elizabeth Dieckman said.   “We had about 4,100 total attendees, which is great for our groups,” Havlick said. “As a business major, I know I’d definitely like to get started with the Student International Business Council (SIBC),” he said.  “I’m excited to see all of the other possibilities that exist for involvement on campus.” “I think many new students are surprised to see how large our club is because Notre Dame is often stereotyped as being so conservative,” she said.  “Ultimately, we’re hoping to attract all interested freshmen and get our message out there.” Freshman Will Cronin said he thought Activities Night was a great way for first-year students to get involved in the Notre Dame community and see what opportunities are available to them. “We see a big surge during election years, which will be especially important as we campaign for Congressman Joe Donnelly’s reelection in November,” she said. center_img Flanagan said the 2009-10 Club of the Year will also continue its service events with the Center for the Homeless. Students visited the booths of over 270 campus clubs and organizations, along with a variety of local groups and agencies, Mary Kate Havlik, Student Programs Coordinator, said.  Cronin said he was also hoping to become an active member of the College Republicans.  College Democrats co-president Eileen Flanagan said her club is expecting a large increase in membership this year. Dieckman said about 30 students signed up to volunteer as tutors this year. Sophomore Kat Chew said she was looking for a way to get more directly involved in student life, as well as an opportunity to volunteer in the local community. “We have a record number of kids signed up this year and this our most important night to make connections and recruit tutors for them,” she said.last_img read more

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Saints and Scholars Theology program restricted to St. Joseph County residents

first_imgHoly Cross announced in a tweet that its Saints and Scholars pre-college program will take place July 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with restricted enrollment to only St. Joseph County residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The theology-based program “provides an exciting opportunity for high school students to live on a college campus, have seminar discussions guided by great faculty and share community-building experiences with other students from around the country,” according to the program’s website.The enrollment cost for the program has been reduced to $100 and covers classroom materials and daily lunch.Tags: COVID-19, Holy Cross College, saints and scholars, summer program, Theologylast_img read more

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ABA seeks new executive director

first_img ABA seeks new executive director The American Bar Association has appointed a committee to search for the successor to Robert A. Stein, the ABA’s executive director and chief operating officer, who has indicated his intention to retire from the position at the end of August 2006.The committee will be chaired by Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Richmond, Va., immediate past president of the association.The committee will be staffed by Alpha M. Brady, director of ABA Policy Administration. Brady may be reached at BradyA@staff.abanet.org or by phone at (312) 988-5155.With more than 400,000 members, the ABA is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. ABA seeks new executive director September 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Drugged Driver Injured Mom in Head-on Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been arrested for drugged driving in a head-on crash, injuring a woman who had an infant in her car in Shoreham on Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.Denis Karachopan was driving his BMW westbound on Route 25A when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and hit an eastbound Nissan shortly after 11 a.m., police said. Officers found the 24-year-old man to be under the influence of drugs, police said.The woman and her 3-week old baby were taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where the woman was treated for serious injuries. The baby was not injured.Karachopan was charged with driving while impaired by drugs, heroin possession and possession of a hyperdermic needle. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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macOS Big Sur to Be Available for Download on November 12, Apple Announces

first_imgApple is making macOS Big Sur available for all compatible MacBook and Mac computers on Thursday, November 12, the Cupertino company announced on Tuesday. Apple launched its new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini that are powered by its in-house M1 chip. The new macOS release, a successor to last year’s macOS Catalina, debuted at WWDC 2020 in June. The operating system is aimed to elevate your computing experience by bringing an upgraded interface, support for universal apps, and the ability to run iOS and iPadOS apps natively. macOS Big Sur is also engineered specifically for the Apple silicon.macOS Big Sur release dateApple VP of Hardware Engineering John Ternus announced the release date of macOS Big Sur during the virtual event on Tuesday. Ternus said that the new operating system would be available for download on Thursday, November 12. Apple unveiled macOS Big Sur at WWDC 2020 — alongside other software updates including iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. In August, the operating system went up for download in public beta.macOS Big Sur compatibility- Advertisement – Apple has also provided updates to Safari, Messages, and Maps that all come preloaded on macOS Big Sur. Similarly, there is support for universal apps, which can run on both new Apple silicon as well as Intel x86 based Mac machines. Developers including Adobe and Omni Group are amongst the first ones to bring universal apps to the macOS world.The macOS update also includes Rosetta 2 that makes apps built for Intel-based Mac machines seamlessly run on M1 systems. Furthermore, Apple has provided support for running iOS and iPadOS apps natively on the latest macOS version.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – macOS Big Sur is coming to the Mac machines that are currently compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. These comprise MacBook 2015 and later, MacBook Air 2013 and later, MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini 2014 and later, iMac 2014 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, and Mac Pro 2013 and later models. The new macOS version will also come pre-installed on the newly launched MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini that are based on the Apple M1 chip.macOS Big Sur featuresApple has provided an all-new experience with macOS Big Sur that brings full-height sidebars and refreshed toolbars. The Dock has also been refreshed with a uniform shape for app icons. In addition to the interface changes, the new macOS release brings a revamped Notification Center and an upgraded Control Center. The macOS Big Sur update also includes advanced power management to work efficiently with the M1 chip.“macOS Big Sur is engineered, down to its core, to fully take advantage of all the capability and power of M1,” said Apple VP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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MEPC faces up to bondholders

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Australia’s largest states further ease coronavirus curbs

first_imgIn neighboring Victoria, where pubs and other venues are currently limited to 20 people, indoor businesses will be allowed to have up to 50 seated patrons from June 22, said state premier Daniel Andrews.All sports for children would resume, he said. Indoor sports centres and physical recreation spaces like gyms will be allowed to host 20 people, with caps of up to 10 adults per group, he added.Strict lockdown restrictions and the closure of state and national borders have allowed Australia to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with many parts of the country claiming to have eliminated the disease.With only 102 deaths, much lower than most other developed nations, the federal government has stepped up pressure on state and territory leaders to reopen internal borders, a step viewed as key to reviving the country’s economy.”We would love to open everything tomorrow. We can’t do that. Because if we did we would be almost making it certain that we would have a second wave,” Andrews told reporters in Melbourne.”They are happening in many countries around the world and it’s just not my practice to follow models that are proven by others not to work.”Topics : Australia’s two largest states will further ease public coronavirus restrictions at libraries, community centres and nightclubs, officials said on Sunday, despite recording increases in new infections.New South Wales (NSW), the most populous state, said that from July 1, a 50 person limit on indoor venues such as restaurants and churches would be scrapped, so long as the venues observed a one person per four square metre rule.Nightclubs and music festivals would also be allowed to operate from August if new cases remain low, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said. The state on Saturday reported the first locally transmitted COVID-19 case in weeks, and state officials on Sunday said there had been nine new infections since late Friday.last_img read more

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Indonesia to compensate, protect victims of past terrorist acts

first_imgThe government is set to grant protection and compensation to people were impacted by past acts of terrorism at home and abroad.The move – stipulated in Government Regulation (PP) No. 35/2020 on the amendment of PP No. 7/2018 on compensation, restitution and support for victims and witnesses – entails wide-ranging state support, which also includes the protection and psychological rehabilitation of children of victims and witnesses.Presidential expert staff member Dini Shanti Purwono said the regulation, issued on July 8, was proof of the government’s commitment to ensuring the welfare of Indonesian citizens affected by terrorism. “The government understands the difficulty and pain experienced by the families of terrorism victims. Therefore, the regulation has been amended to alleviate their financial burden,” Dini said in a statement on Monday.Read also: Victims of Sibolga terror attack to receive Rp 1.7b in compensationTerror victims, witnesses and survivors – or their inheritors – may apply for financial compensation through the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK).The application may be submitted at the start of the investigation of the terror case at the earliest, or prior to sentencing at the latest. The sum granted to the victims will be determined by the LPSK, according to Dini.State support for terror victims was legally stipulated also prior to the issuance of the latest regulation.Law No. 5/2018 on Terrorism stipulates an obligation for the state to provide compensation to victims of acts of terrorism.The regulation requires that the LPSK apply for compensation on behalf of victims even if the victims do not request it in the first place.Topics :last_img read more

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Parents should charge kids rent from 19: Survey

first_imgMs Hassan said If mum and dad are giving free accommodation indefinitely, their kids may miss out on some important life lessonA MASSIVE 80 per cent of Aussies believe kids still living at home after 19 should start paying rent, regardless of age or circumstances, a new survey has found.Soaring house prices had forced many young people including professionals to remain with their parents well into their late 20s, said finder.com.au money expert Bessie Hassan. By that stage they should have been chipping in to household costs for a decade, was the view of most Aussies.The “kids” themselves — that is those aged between 18 and 23 — don’t agree, saying any charges should be left until they hit their 20s.Around one in five Aussies (22 per cent) between the ages of 25 and 29 still live at home with parents. Charging them rent or board or other costs could actually be doing them a favour, preparing them for the real world, according to Ms Hassan INSIDE EMILY PALMER’S PROPERTY EMPIRE FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Kids” themselves believe any chipping in should be left to when they are in their 20s.Around 18 per cent of survey respondents said board would be charged as soon as their child got a job.“If mum and dad are giving free accommodation indefinitely, their kids may miss out on some important life lesson,” Ms Hassan said. “You should teach them to contribute to the home and to ensure they pay on time.”She said if a price was to be put on what it cost to afford the lifestyle they have at home, “most young people would not be complaining about the cost of board”.“The board many parents choose to charge their children in many cases would not even cover one day’s worth of meals, washing, and Wi-Fi.”Ms Hassan said one approach was to use the “rent free” period to build up their child’s savings for the future.“If parents don’t feel comfortable charging board they could find other ways for their kids to contribute financially — like buying the weekly groceries or filling up the car with petrol.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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