There’s no denying that Jack White has an obsession with vinyl. His company Third Man Records is essentially built off of that obsession, as White continues to support talented musicians and preserve musical legacies through the creation of vinyl. His Third Man Records booth made history when it became the quickest performing-to-vinyl pressing ever, but it seems White is not content with keeping his vinyl on the ground.In a new video posted to Jack White’s Facebook page, the musician writes “July 30th, Third Man Records is going to make vinyl history again” in gold letters, set over a background of stars in outer space. From there, a gold vinyl twirls its way into the foreground, revealing its title: Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn,” an album released on Third Man Records in 2009.Carl Sagan was a noted astronomer, perhaps best known for his series Cosmos that was popular in the 1980’s, and recently revitalized with Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. Some of his spoken excerpts were selected and released on the “A Glorious Dawn” album posthumously.When you couple that with some older interviews, it seems highly likely that White is going to boldly go where no man has gone before, and try to play a vinyl record in space for the first time ever. In a 2012 conversation with astronaut Buzz Aldrin in Interview Magazine, White talks about a “secret project” to accomplish this first-ever feat. White says, “We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player, and possibly that Carl Sagan record, and figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play.”Has White figured it out? I guess we’ll find out on July 30th. Watch the video below.
After the presentations, community members were able to participate in a question and answer session with a panel of local law enforcement. The free event included a presentation from the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “It’s great because they see nationwide trends… so that’s very important,” said Captain Scott Heggelke from New York State Troop C and Co-Chair of the Southern Tier Human Trafficking Task Force. “We can’t do this alone. Whether it’s advocacy groups or law enforcement. The community is such a great part in making the community a better place so it’s very heartwarming to see all these people come together,” said Heggelke. “It’s happening in every state, it’s happening in this area and it’s happening everywhere,” said Jody Wheet, a program director for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “The numbers have increased exponentially. It’s a huge problem here in the state and across the nation. It’s now the second leading criminal enterprise behind drugs. They’re saying it’s only a matter of time until it becomes first.” JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – The Southern Tier Human Trafficking Task Force hosted a educational event called ‘It Takes a Village’ Friday at Calvary’s Love Church. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, some of the signs that a young person make be a victim of human trafficking include: A history of running away or current status as a runaway.Large amounts of cash, multiple cell phones or hotel keys.Tattoos or branding related to money or ownership and/or the child is unwilling to explain. Signs of current physical abuse and/or multiple sexually transmitted diseases.Presence of, or communication with, a controlling older boyfriend or girlfriend. Gang involvement, especially among girls.Travel to other states or staying at hotels when he or she runs away. The event gave law enforcement the chance to educate the community about sex trafficking and ways they can help stop or prevent it. “The more people we can educate with the indicators and the signs. Things to look out for. The better off we will be,” said Wheet. The Task Force says to stop trafficking crimes it must truly take a village. Wheet says the goal was to inform parents, adults and teenagers about the newest trends predators use to lure youth into sex trafficking. Local organizations also set up tables at the lobby for participants to learn about local resources in our area that help victims of trafficking.
(WBNG) — With protests for the Black Lives Matter movement in all 50 states, parents may find themselves having to explain to children not only what is going on in society, but why it’s all happening. If you’re a parent and you don’t have all the answers, experts say that’s okay. Discussions on racism don’t just happen once, experts suggest looking at it as an ongoing conversation. “Parents need to consistently think about addressing tough issues that kids need to be brought up thinking about, questioning, and being critical about. Racism is certainly one of those issues,” said Bronstein. In these discussions, experts encourage parents to challenge children. Bronstein says children are curious and it’s important for them to ask questions about why these issues are happening. While children learn about subjects like racism, and the United States’ history of slavery, Bronstein says education on these topics should continue outside the classroom. In the end, if parents witness behavior from their children that may be offensive, Bronstein encourages parents to hold children accountable. “We often are afraid to address differences, but I think it’s important to address differences,” said Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs Dean Laura Bronstein. “There are differences, and yes, all people have their strengths and all people are valued.” “If you don’t know, be able to say ‘I don’t know, but you know what? That’s a good question, I’m going to find out the answer to that and get back to you,’ or ‘We’re going to explore it together,'” said Bronstein. “To be saying something that is hurtful, and then ask them, ‘Where did you get that thinking from?” said Bronstein. “Help deconstruct that for them.”
Rising Sun, IN—Rising Sun Regional Foundation is announcing a change in the submission of grant applications, starting with the January 15, 2020 grant deadline. All applications must be submitted via email to the following email address: [email protected] Grant deadlines remain the same, with the next deadline on January 15, 2020 by 4:00 pm. If you have questions, please email or call Jascia Redwine at RSRF at 812-438-4490.
Press Association Folau has been in stunning form at full-back for the NSW Waratahs, but has been chosen on the right wing by the Wallabies with Digby Ioane, who has recovered from knee surgery, lining up on the opposite flank. With Beale deemed not ready to start against the Lions following his return from alcohol-related problems, Deans has opted for O’Connor at fly-half with Berrick Barnes taking the number 15 jersey. It will be only the second time O’Connor has played a Test at 10, with the other appearance taking place alongside Will Genia against Wales in 2011. Scrum-half Genia and the selection of Adam Ashley-Cooper were the two certainties in the Wallaby backline, with the presence of Lealiifano one of the main talking points in the build up to the team announcement. The 25-year-old playmaker also features at fly-half for the ACT Brumbies and has edged the more defensive Pat McCabe to form a centre partnership with Ashley-Cooper. Lealiifano’s inclusion indicates the Wallabies are seeking to play a more expansive game against the Lions. Australia team to face the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, on Saturday June 22: B Barnes (NSW Waratahs); I Folau (NSW Waratahs), A Ashley-Cooper (NSW Waratahs), C Lealiifano (Brumbies), D Ioane (Queensland Reds); J O’Connor (Melbourne Rebels), W Genia (Queensland Reds); B Robinson (NSW Waratahs), S Moore (Brumbies), B Alexander (Brumbies), K Douglas (NSW Waratahs), J Horwill (Queensland Reds, capt), B Mowen (Brumbies), M Hooper (NSW Waratahs), W Palu (NSW Waratahs). Replacements: S Fainga’a (Queensland Reds), J Slipper (Queensland Reds), S Kepu (NSW Waratahs), R Simmons (Queensland Reds), L Gill (Queensland Reds), N Phipps (Melbourne Rebels), P McCabe (Brumbies), K Beale (Melbourne Rebels) The starting XV picked by coach Robbie Deans features three debutants in full-back Israel Folau, flanker Ben Mowen and inside centre Christian Lealiifano. Folau is competing in his first season in professional rugby union, having already represented Australia at rugby league and played in the AFL. Australia have picked James O’Connor at fly-half for Saturday’s opening Test against the British and Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium with Kurtley Beale included on the bench.
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Love INC of Mason CountyThe 7th Annual Love Inc Golf Tournament presented by Title Sponsor Alderbrook Properties, Tournament Sponsor Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Investment, Inc..and Event Sponsor the Druzianich Family Charitable Foundation is SOLD OUT. The tournament is set for Monday, July 24, 2017 at the award-winning Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union.Ticket donations are now available for the Our Community Credit Union (OCCU) Love INC Golf Ball Drop which takes place after the Golf Tournament at 3:45 p.m.Love INC is accepting a donation of $10 per ticket to secure a ball for the “Golf Balls from Heaven” drop. All balls “purchased” will be loaded into a helicopter which will fly over the 18th hole at Alderbrook and will drop all the “Golf Balls from Heaven.” Everyone is encouraged to come and watch the drop, and six cash prizes will be awarded for the balls closest to the pin, including $2,000 for a hole-in-one! There is also one cash prize awarded for the ball furthest from the pin. To get your ticket/balls for this fun event, call Love INC at 360-462-LOVE (5683).All proceeds from this event go to Love INC of Mason County, a 501(c) (3) non-profit which mobilizes local churches in Mason County to assist people in need. Twenty-five church affiliates in Mason County helped nearly 3,291 (or 1,159 families) people last year. Love INC clearinghouse hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information call 360-462-LOVE (5683), email [email protected], follow on Facebook or at Love INC of Mason County’s website.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Retail AssociationNearly 140 South Sound community leaders attended the grand re-opening of the Washington Retail Association headquarters in Olympia on Friday.Jan Teague, the former President and CEO, was honored at the event on February 2 in Olympia. Photo courtesy: Washington Retail AssociationThe statewide association, founded in 1987, dedicated its newly-expanded headquarters that added 1,400-square feet of office space on a new second story. Many members of the association board of directors who were in Olympia to meet with state legislators attended the dedication that reflects the organization’s growth and stability.The association also unveiled a plaque on the building honoring Jan Teague, the former President and CEO, who retired last year after leading the organization through a steady period of growth the past 19 years. The building at 618 Quince S.E. in Olympia now is marked as The Janice Teague Building.Renée Sunde, formerly The City of Olympia’s Economic Development Director, succeeded Teague as President and CEO last fall. Sunde brings a strong background in marketing and business, community and economic development.Sunde assumes leadership as the retail industry is changing quickly. She is focused on raising the organization’s profile and membership through community outreach and new partnerships, implementing a more effective public relations strategy using video and other state-of-the-art technology, and advocating for the retail industry across the State of Washington.
Red Dog advanced to the championship against red-hot Bia Boro.Bia Boro defeating Real Nelson in quarterfinal action, stomped Jackson’s Hole 7-1 in the other semi final.Bia Boro, getting a few key players back for playoffs, scored four times in the first half before coasting to the victory.Saturday, in Men’s Open Old Dogs advanced to the final after edging Nelson Selects 3-2.Old Dogs meet defending playoff champion Hume Innkeepers after the victors advanced to the final by scoring a shootout win over Oso Negro.The Men’s Open Final is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Pitch/Sunday, the Ladies Rec Championship will be decided starting at 2:30 p.m. The Men’s Masters Final follows at 4 p.m. The finalists have been determined following Semi Final Weekend in the Adult Outdoor Soccer Leagues.In the Ladies Rec League, surprising Red Dog advanced to the final against Dirty Dozen after scoring an upset shootout victory over Wild Cats Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.Red Dog, finishing third in the regular season standings, scored the tying goal late in the contest to force the shootout.Meanwhile, Dirty Dozen had an easy time againsat Selkirk Eyecare winning by a 6-0 score.In Men’s Masters, regular season champion Red Dog held off a valiant charge by defending champ Retallack to advance to the final with a 6-5 victory.