John Kadlecik Announces Four-Night Summer Solstice Jam

first_imgJohn Kadlecik will host the Summer Solstice Jam at Gyspsy Sally’s in Washington, DC from June 21st – 24th. The guitarist, who used to play lead guitar with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s Grateful Dead spin-off band Furthur, will join forces with keyboardist Melvin Seals, drummer Jay Lane, bassist Robin Sylvester, and backing vocalists Jessica Lake and Mary Lankford for four shows.In addition to co-founding Furthur with Weir and Lesh, Kadlecik also co-founded popular Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra, though he is no longer a member of the band. These days, he plays with the John Kadlecik Band, the Golden Gate Wingmen, and a variety of other projects.Kadlecik won’t be the only person on stage with connections to the Grateful Dead. Seals, who co-founded The Mix with Kadlecik in 2004, performed with the Jerry Garcia Band for over 15 years and continues to play the group’s music with his Melvin Seals and JGB project. Lane—who is also a member of Golden Gate Wingmen—and Sylvester are both current members of Weir’s post-Dead project RatDog (and Lane was even one of the early drummers for Primus).Tickets for the Summer Solstice Jam are now on sale. Fans can expect to hear plenty of jams and tunes from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia catalogs. Each night will feature two sets.In related news, Kadlecik was just added to the lineup for the inaugural Waterloo Festival in Austin, TX. He’ll be performing with Oteil & Friends, a group led by Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge.last_img read more

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Medical professionals encourage passage of vaccine bills

first_img Read Full Story A letter signed by 130 faculty members, postdocs, students and staff members of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health urged Massachusetts lawmakers to pass proposed legislation aimed at tightening restrictions for vaccine exemptions in order to improve vaccination rates among children and ensure community protection throughout the state.The letter was spearheaded by Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology, as well as members of the School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, and was submitted as testimony in support of two bills.The letter’s primary objective was to emphasize the importance of vaccines in preventing or diminishing potentially deadly infectious disease, according to Mina. It noted that vaccines are currently the “safest and most effective way to protect ourselves and children against infectious diseases.”In addition, because the bills were proposed in response to growing vaccine hesitancy resulting in large part from vaccine misinformation, the letter also noted that there is no scientific evidence that any vaccines cause autism or other long-term side effects, nor is there any support for delaying vaccine schedules.The letter emphasized that ensuring the highest possible vaccination rate is key to achieving community protection. “When vaccination rates decline, community immunity is lost, leading to outbreaks of diseases. This places our most vulnerable members of society including young children, elderly, and pregnant women, among others, at unnecessarily high risk for disease,” the letter said.Additionally, Mina and Carmen Messerlian, assistant professor of environmental reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology, submitted in-person testimony at the Massachusetts State House on Dec. 3, 2019, urging lawmakers to pass the bills. The testimony highlighted the growing threat of measles worldwide, including the risk of “immunological amnesia” — when measles wipes out the immune system’s memory of previous illnesses, making those who recover susceptible to infections they may have been protected from before contracting the virus. Mina and Messerlian also noted that the effects of climate change and exposure to environmental pollutants weaken the immune system and decrease vaccine efficacy in young children, respectively.“As a society and as a state, we must respond to, adapt, and prepare for these changes,” Messerlian’s testimony said.last_img read more

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The Latest: Soccer in England suspended until April 30

first_imgEberl says “I am very proud of the boys. A clear signal: we are standing together for Borussia in good and bad times.”Gladbach is fourth in the German league and was on course to qualify for a spot in next season’s Champions League. Gladbach CEO Stephan Schippers says the club and Bundesliga are in their toughest financial situation in more than 20 years because of lost revenue from tickets, TV and sponsorship.Gladbach played a game last week in an empty stadium. The club estimated it lost about 2 million euros ($2.16 million) in revenue by playing without fans.In Scotland, Hearts has asked all its players and other fulltime employees to accept a 50 percent pay cut, or contract termination.___ Greek Olympic committee president Spyros Kapralos handed over the flame to a Japanese Unicef official in Athens and former Olympic swimmer Naoko Imoto. It was then headed for the airport to board the flight for Japan.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Weightlifting’s long-standing problems with doping caused the IWF to demand top lifters competed more regularly at international events to be eligible for the Olympics — and to be subject to more doping tests. They were required to compete at least once between November and April.___10:45 a.m.Players from German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach have accepted pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic.Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl says the players approached the club with an offer of voluntary pay cuts, and the coaching staff, directors and executives have joined in. The Latest: Soccer in England suspended until April 30 Soccer in England will stay suspended until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak and the season could be finished in June.The Football Association and Premier League say they have agreed to extend the suspension from April 4 to April 30. The FA board has waived a regulation which would normally oblige leagues to finish by June 1.That means the English leagues can continue playing in space that opened up when UEFA postponed the European Championship to 2021.The FA, Premier League and English Football League say they are “united in their commitment” that the season should be resumed.___ 10:30 a.m.The Olympic flame has been handed over, by proxy, to Tokyo organizers in Athens.The coronavirus outbreak forced a bare-bones version of the usual elaborate ceremony in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were staged in 1896.The 80,000-seat marble stadium was empty apart from a handful of officials and participants. The Japanese delegation was absent because of travel restrictions and Tokyo organizing committee head Yoshiro Mori delivered a speech by video from Japan. But his message was upbeat.Mori says “I hereby pledge that on 24 July this flame will be lit at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.”center_img Associated Press 11 a.m.The International Weightlifting Federation says it has changed its Olympic qualifying criteria in response to the coronavirus outbreak but won’t say how the new system works.Olympic qualifying in dozens of sports has been thrown into chaos as continental championships around the world have been postponed.The IWF says it has drawn up a replacement set of qualifying rules and submitted them to the International Olympic Committee but it won’t tell athletes or national federations about the changes until the IOC signs off on the plan.The IWF says it has ruled out extending the qualifying period beyond April 30. That means any rescheduled continental championships won’t count. March 19, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___1:10 p.m.last_img read more

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DONEGAL GARDAI VOTE TO WORK EXTRA 30 HOURS TO MAINTAIN WAGES

first_imgMembers of the Garda Representative Association have voted to accept the terms agreed under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission.The Central Executive Committee of the GRA recommended such acceptance; the vote was recorded 84% ‘Yes’ against 16% ‘No’.GRA General Secretary PJ Stone said, “We remain living in uncertain times, and earlier this year our executive resoundingly rejected the original proposals put forward by government as Croke Park 2. “Our duty is to ensure our members are not subjected to further pay cuts or the erosion of pay for working unsocial hours – and the agreement worked through the LRC has maintained each member’s earnings in exchange for 30 extra hours work.” DONEGAL GARDAI VOTE TO WORK EXTRA 30 HOURS TO MAINTAIN WAGES was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL GARDAI VOTE TO WORK EXTRA 30 HOURS TO MAINTAIN WAGESlast_img read more

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