Sirius XM’s Jam On Releases Mike Gordon “Steps” Video [Watch]

first_imgMike Gordon recently stopped by SiriusXM‘s Jam On for a special in-studio performance, which premiered on Monday as part of the satellite radio station’s Jam Files sessions.Gordon and his band—comprised of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist/organist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers—recently wrapped their 13-date tour with an exclamatory four-night run at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, highlighted by Trey Anastasio emerging for the second half of Gordon’s two-set show on Saturday.Hosted by Ari Fink during the band’s recent late-winter tour, Mike’s Jam Files episode will continue to air at the following times on Sirius XM’s Jam On (channel 29) throughout the week:Tuesday 4/2 @ 6 p.m. (EST)Wednesday 4/3 @ 11 p.m. (EST)Thursday 4/4 @ 8 a.m. (EST)Saturday 4/6 @ 9 a.m. (EST)Sunday 4/7 @  3 p.m. (EST)Watch video of Mike Gordon and his band performing “Steps” from their Jam Files episode below:Mike Gordon – “Steps”[Video: SiriusXM Jam_On]Currently, Mike Gordon’s only scheduled dates with his solo outfit include a performance at New Orleans, LA’s Joy Theater on May 3rd, followed by the band’s debut Red Rocks Amphitheatre appearance on June 1st.For ticketing and more information, head to Mike Gordon’s website.last_img read more

New Business Attitude

first_imgCES is the one of the biggest technology shows in the world, so it can be hard to stand out, especially if you’re a business PC at a consumer show. But, if you’re the smallest, longest-running commercial 14” 2-in-1 ever, beautiful, powerful and versatile, and come with a sort of sixth sense… well then you might have a chance to earn a CES Innovation Award.We hinted that something big was coming in a recent blog, and we’re excited to finally pull back the curtain. Say hello to the Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Our new Latitude flagship 2-in-1 represents the best on-demand experience available to the mobile professional, and is the perfect convergence of speed, security, mobility, versatility and productivity packed into the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1.Today’s employees are more demanding of their technology. Not only wanting portability and connectivity without sacrificing performance, they also look for a work machine that’s beautiful and responsive, because work is where creativity and productivity need to shine. In fact, in our recent Gen Z survey, 91 percent of respondents said technology would influence their job choice when looking across similar employment offers. So we set out to create a work companion that was not only powerful and secure, but also beautiful and as close to frictionless as possible.Latitude 7400 2-in-1 uses Dell’s new ExpressSign-in to detect your presence, wake the system in about one second, and scan for facial recognition to log you in with Windows Hello. Just sit down at your desk and start working — without control-alt-delete or even reaching for the power button. In fact, it is the world’s first PC to use a proximity sensor enabled by Intel® Context Sensing Technology. When you step away for a break, Latitude will recognize you’ve left and lock itself to preserve battery life and maintain security.We designed this new Latitude to be the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1 not for bragging rights, but so it will more easily fit in your bag, your purse or on that airline tray table. We also expect to deliver the longest battery life in its class for days of unplugged productivity during travel. We’ve designed for 24 hours of MobileMark ’14 run time on a single charge using the 78Whr battery option. And when you do have to plug in, Dell’s ExpressCharge gets the battery back up to 80 percent in just an hour. On-the-go pros will have the confidence of connectivity, even when WiFi is unavailable, thanks to Cat16 Gigabit LTE, which is about three times faster than our previous WWAN technology.Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is completely new from the ground up. No part was left untouched in the quest to deliver a device that IT loves to support and employees are proud to carry. We weighed every design decision against the tiny footprint of our four-sided narrow border display, made possible by a new drop hinge with one-finger opening. From antennae design and placement, to a complete re-think of the thermal solution using a new GORE material infused with the same aerogel used on NASA’s stardust probe, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 pushes innovation boundaries on every front for maximum capability and performance in the smallest package possible, and does so with a starting weight of just 2.99lbs. For security, we offer the exclusive Dell ControlVault 3 option for hardware multi-factor authentication. Dell even kept a feature many of our competitors have thrown out, but that customers have told us they still use – an optional SmartCard reader. We also integrated a contactless SmartCard reader using the NFC antenna under the clickpad. IT will be glad to know Dell is integrating VMware’s Workspace ONE as well. Latitude has always prided itself on being the most secure, most manageable and most reliable, and this is the kind of engineering behind that claim.The new Latitude doesn’t just work long and hard, it also looks and feels great. It’s finished in a gorgeous new Titan Gray machined aluminum with a hairline brushed design and diamond-cut edges. The magnesium alloy bottom cover is coated in soft-touch paint that looks good and feels great to carry. This will also be the first Latitude to use our recycled ocean plastics packaging.Simply put, this is the most beautiful Latitude ever built. So, mark your calendar – availability opens up in March with a starting price of $1599.If you plan to attend CES in Las Vegas, please join Dell for our press conference at 10AM PST in the Sands Showroom on level 2 of the Venetian to see and hear all the remaining news announcements. Attendance is open to all CES badge holders.last_img read more

Biden set to boost US refugee admissions after Trump cut

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to notify Congress and others that it will dramatically increase U.S. admissions of refugees. Officials and people familiar with the matter say Biden plans to announce this week that he will increase the cap on the number of refugees allowed into the United States to more than eight times the level at which the Trump administration left it. Former President Donald Trump had drastically reduced that cap to only 15,000 before he left office. Biden’s plan, which will require congressional consultation, would raise that number to 125,000, an increase of 15,000 over the high ceiling set by former President Barack Obama.last_img read more

Binghamton Police respond to shots fired on Maple Street

first_imgIf anyone as information regarding this incident, they should contact the Binghamton Police Detective Bureau at (607) 772-7080. The police department says they responded to the reports of shots fired at approximately 8:53 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene on 11 Maple Street, officers say they conducted a preliminary investigation. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Patrol Division responded to reports of shots fired on Tuesday night. They say the investigation revealed that a physical dispute occurred in the street between a group of male individuals and gunshots were fired by an unknown suspect.center_img Police officials say one of the individuals involved was treated for facial injuries. They also say no one was injured from the gunshots. The police department says there is no threat to the public because they believe this incident is not a random act.last_img read more

The reality of abortion and the unborn

first_imgStuff co.nz 22 October 2019Family First Comment: “Surely Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saw the heart beating on the early scans of her baby Neve. Surely she felt movements of her baby during pregnancy. Does she deny her precious infant was once an unborn child? Why is it that when the baby is wanted we celebrate the miracle of a new life, but when it is not wanted we don’t even admit it exists? Every abortion has the intent of destroying an unborn child. It is unspeakably violent and repelling when such a child is torn apart limb from limb during surgical abortion. I know – because early in my medical career I was part of the killing process. Whatever the situation and distress of the mother, the gravity of the killing of an innocent child, however young, is a fearful decision.”Watch interviews with Dr MacLean at www.abortionprocedures.nzOPINION: The Abortion Legislation Bill confronts us with the reality of the humanity and value of the unborn child.Biology shows us that human life begins at the beginning. The 1977 Royal Commission, having heard from eminent international scientists, concluded “that from conception the child is a distinct individual human life”.Obstetricians have long recognised they are responsible for two patients, the mother and the child in the womb.Pregnancy can be diagnosed 10 days after conception when the embryo is not able to be seen by the naked eye – because a hormone produced from the embryo leaks into the mother’s circulation and can be measured in her blood or urine.After 10 weeks the unborn child, 3cm in length, has hands, feet, eyes, brain, liver and kidneys. The baby is moving and electrical activity can be recorded within the brain. Hiccupping, swallowing, eye movements and passing urine are daily activities. Survival requires only protection and nourishment, just as for a newborn.The bill would allow an abortion before 20 weeks’ gestation with no medical reason; after 20 weeks if a single doctor believes it “appropriate”.At 20 weeks’ – mid-pregnancy – many mothers notice kicking. The baby is about the length of a banana and weighs 500 grams. He or she will sleep and wake. Face and body are assuming the appearance of a full-term baby.The baby has a sucking reflex and is seen on scans sucking his or her thumb. Finger and toe nails are present; fine hair grows on the scalp.By 20 weeks the baby can hear sounds, including the mother’s breathing and heartbeat.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/opinion/116736702/the-reality-of-abortion-and-the-unbornKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Running Up The Score

first_imgWhy don’t you see back-up players in most of the major college football games? I am talking about in the second half when the team is up by as many as 4 or 5 touchdowns?  Why aren’t they subbing?  This is not a hard question to answer.  In order to be one of the final four in college football, you have to be rated very high in all poles and you must have a nearly unblemished record.  Nothing gets the media’s attention more than winning by lopsided scores.  If you want to be a nice guy and not embarrass some other coach, you will likely drop in the poles and lose your chance to play for the championship.Many of today’s rating systems are based on power indexes.  Power translates into big numbers.  The more points you can beat a major college by, the higher your power index will likely be.  This is how you stay in the running for that coveted championship and the big bucks that go with it–not to mention the prestige.last_img read more

NBA pulls out of Xinjiang project

first_imgThe National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training centre in China’s western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities. In a letter published online by Senator Marsha Blackburn, the US league also said it had lost “hundreds of millions of dollars” in revenue after Chinese broadcasters dropped its games last year amid a bitter row triggered when a Houston Rockets executive expressed support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. The NBA statements were contained in the letter dated July 21 to Blackburn that was posted on the Tennessee politician’s official Senate webpage on Wednesday. Signed by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, it was sent in response to questions raised by Blackburn about NBA involvement in Xinjiang, described by the senator as “one of the world’s worst humanitarian zones”. China is in the midst of a bitter falling out with the United States on a range of fronts, including human rights, trade and Hong Kong. “The NBA has had no involvement with the Xinjiang basketball academy for more than a year, and the relationship has been terminated,” Tatum wrote in the letter, which was confirmed as genuine by an NBA official. More than one million ethnic Uighurs and other minorities, mostly Muslim Turkic peoples, have been herded into Xinjiang internment camps where they undergo political indoctrination, according to human rights groups and experts. The existence of the camps had been revealed in recent years and appear aimed at taming long-time opposition by many Uighurs – marked a spate of violent incidents – over political and religious repression by Beijing. Loading… Promoted Content5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Read Also: Atletico place £109m price tag on Oblak as Chelsea, Man Utd keep vigil The NBA has been in shutdown since March, when the coronavirus pandemic erupted across North America. The league is relaunching its season with teams based in Orlando for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The NBA’s lucrative broadcast and merchandise interests in China – the league’s most valuable market outside of the United States – went into a tailspin after Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet regarding Hong Kong protesters last October. The comments infuriated the Chinese government and basketball fans and caused state broadcaster CCTV to stop showing matches. “The financial impact of NBA games not airing on television in China has been significant,” Tatum wrote. “We estimate the loss of revenue to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.” China is under mounting pressure from the United States and other trading partners over issues including Xinjiang and a new security law that Beijing imposed in Hong Kong, sparking fears that civil liberties in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory will be crushed.last_img read more

Going the distance: Power-packed sophomore class thrusts SU cross country into spotlight

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Tito Medrano hit the halfway mark of the 8-kilometer Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Oct. 3, he caught a glimpse of his coach, Chris Fox. For Fox, Syracuse’s cross country and track and field head coach, reality began to seep in.His unranked team — led by the sophomore Medrano and three other second-year standouts in Griff Graves, Pat Dupont and Zach Rivers — was coasting to an easy win over No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 10 Georgetown. With the win in hand, Fox couldn’t hold back celebration.‘He’s just jumping around screaming, ‘We’re going to win, we’re going to win!” Medrano said. ‘At that point I just had a really great feeling we were going to do great that year.’At the head of the Orange pack was Medrano. The team victory was in tow. And a crowning accomplishment for a loaded sophomore class was achieved. After second- and first-place finishes in SU’s first two meets to start the season, the quartet led the Orange to a victory in its biggest race of the year. And collegiate cross country was forced to take notice. Syracuse’s second-year runners were as good as any group of sophomores in the country. Propelled by Medrano, Graves, Dupont and Rivers, the Orange’s stacked class brought a team poised for a breakthrough into the national spotlight. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We came into that meet at Wisconsin, who’s a traditional power in our sport, and dominated,’ Fox said.  ‘We didn’t just win, we won easy, and the guys just kind of crushed and that set the tone for the rest of the year.’But the showing in Wisconsin wasn’t unexpected. After Fox secured the commitments of Medrano, Graves, Dupont and Rivers for his 2008 recruiting class, hints at the possibilities surfaced.Medrano noticed them even before he came to Syracuse. Before he ever spoke to Fox on an official visit. Medrano had an inkling that this could be a special group.‘I went to visit about six schools total,’ Medrano said. ‘At every single one of those schools when they asked me what other schools I was looking at and I said, ‘Syracuse,’ they said, ‘Oh, the coach there is really good. Coach Fox is a really good coach. If you’re not going to come here, go there.”After hearing that Medrano’s fellow national high school standout in Graves had committed to Syracuse, Medrano signed with the team, followed by Dupont and Rivers. All four high school runners finished within the top 33 at the 2007 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships — arguably the most prestigious high school cross country meet in the nation.The four knew Syracuse cross country was not one of the strongest programs, but their goal was to make it one.Two years later, the teammates own the first Big East title and NCAA Northeast Regional title in Syracuse men’s cross country history.‘We recruited those guys with the thought that maybe by the time they were juniors we could win the Big East,’ Fox said. ‘We just happened to win it when they were sophomores.’When the teammates entered their freshman year in 2008, Syracuse ranked third among Northeast teams in the preseason polls released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Even with solid senior leadership that season, Medrano, Graves and Dupont were still adjusting to Syracuse and building endurance for collegiate competition. Rivers only raced once that season, while the trio of Medrano, Dupont and Graves combined to race in 12 meets. The men finished in fifth place at both the Big East championship and NCAA Northeast Regional, while the women’s team advanced to the NCAA Championship, giving the men extra motivation for the 2009 season.‘We thought we could do that the year before, but things just didn’t happen, so we came in hungry and a little bit angry about that,’ Medrano said.Following their freshman seasons, Dupont and Medrano qualified for the 37th annual IAAF World Cross Country Championships during the summer in Amman, Jordan, where they represented the United States among other junior runners. Dupont and Medrano finished 48th and 62nd, respectively, out of 117 runners. That experience, coupled with the disappointment from the previous fall, sparked their determination for a championship-caliber season.Prior to the 2009 season, Fox set a goal for his team: to finish among the top three in the Big East. Yet, as the season progressed, it became apparent he underestimated its ability.‘We went into this season hoping to be top three in the Big East, and about halfway through the season we figured out we should win this thing,’ Fox said. The realization came in the form of that win in Wisconsin. It was a win that catapulted the Orange to the No. 11 spot in the USTFCCCA national polls. SU dominated at the Big East championship and NCAA Northeast Regional before competing in the first NCAA Championship in 35 years.  Medrano earned All-American status after finishing 39th out of 250 runners, while the team finished 14th out of 31 teams and Fox was named Northeast Region Coach of the Year. With the honor, Medrano became SU’s first cross country All-American in 27 years.Dupont, Graves and Medrano each contributed to the record-setting season with top performances in five of the team’s eight meets, creating the dominant trio Fox had envisioned.Now that the sophomore trio has helped the Orange achieve something it has never done, the challenge is even greater.‘We’re really building a great base, and since we’re only sophomores we’ll be leaders next year as juniors, and that’s what Coach is expecting from us,’ Graves said. ‘We’ve done a lot and we’re not young anymore. We’ve got to compete with the best out there. It’s no more, ‘You’re a freshman.’ We’ve got to get out there and compete with the best.’ This offseason, the sophomores have been working on strength and developing an aerobic metabolism to stay free of injuries in order to build on their successes from last fall. Dupont credits Fox with allowing the team to develop and mature at its own pace and providing individual guidance for training and conditioning.For example, Medrano runs at a snail’s pace on his ‘slow days,’ while Graves likes to always run high mileages. And Dupont likes to keep his mileage low.They are specific plans made by specific runners. But come fall 2010, the four rising juniors are hoping for a reoccurrence of fall 2009. A fall where four sophomores led SU to its greatest season ever. As a team.‘(Coach Fox) knows not every runner is the same and he’s willing to let us do our own thing and make sure we all know where we need to be,’ Dupont said. ‘… The fact that we’ve all been able to do our own thing but still come together and make this happen is pretty exciting.’jcmccaff@syr.edu Commentscenter_img Published on April 19, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Q&A with Red Storm beat writer Jon Perez of The Torch

first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse travels to Madison Square Garden to face St. John’s on Sunday at noon. The Red Storm has advanced from Big East bottom-dweller to NCAA Tournament hopeful in Steve Lavin’s fourth season as head coach.The Daily Orange caught up with Jon Perez, sports editor at The Torch, to talk about St. John’s and the challenges the Red Storm presents for Syracuse.The Daily Orange: Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim thinks St. John’s is a tournament team this year. The Red Storm is clearly improved from last season, but who or what has been the biggest difference thus far?Jon Perez: The biggest thing that has benefited to the success of the Red Storm is their depth. St. John’s is now three-deep at every position and it helps key players like D’Angelo Harrison and JaKarr Sampson stay out of foul trouble down the stretch of close ball games and keep their legs fresh.The D.O.: Does the team appear to be treating Sunday’s game as a rivalry game? How much has SU’s move to the Atlantic Coast Conference seemed to deflate that rivalry?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJ.P.: A couple of players have said that this is the biggest game they’ve played in their careers. I’m not sure that they are treating it as a rivalry but more of a chance to show the nation that they can hang with the big boys in the orange. However for the fans, I don’t know what it’s like up north but it’s not hard to get under the skin of Red Storm fans. The whole battle of “New York’s Team” will always ratchet up energy for the fans that still do see Syracuse as a rival.The D.O.: D’Angelo Harrison has become a more potent scorer. What has been his biggest improvement?J.P.: I’d hate to break it to you, but D’Angelo Harrison has always been this good. He’s a natural scorer that needs a complimentary piece to support him. Harrison has been more consistent on his mid-range game but can also drive the lane and get to the line where sometimes he can be automatic.The D.O.: St. John’s is fifth in the country in field-goal percentage defense. What do you credit that success to?J.P.: St. John’s isn’t throwing out a three-guard lineup as much as they’ve done in the past. They have two defense-first players in Chris Obekpa and Sir’Dominic Pointer who can frustrate any opposing ball handler. There are even players with a scoring mentality that have been contributing on the defensive end as well; Harrison and Sampson have also been getting in on the act of frustrating their ball handlers.The D.O.: On an individual level, what makes Chris Obekpa such a good shot-blocker?J.P.: His teammates help him out a lot. Players like Orlando Sanchez, Sir’Dominic Pointer and JaKarr Sampson force a lot of defenders to rush their shot and out of nowhere comes Obekpa. He also finds a way to not draw a lot of contact with players driving the paint and that keeps him out of foul trouble early on in games. Comments Published on December 14, 2013 at 4:06 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more