Rapper Action Bronson is scheduled to release his second book in a few months—a 224-page publication on everything cannabis. The forthcoming book, titled Stoned Beyond Belief, is scheduled to arrive towards the tail end of his upcoming North American concert tour on March 19th via Abrams Image. Stoned Beyond Belief will follow the 2017 publication of his debut cookbook, Fuck, That’s Delicious, based on his Viceland TV series of the same name.According to the book’s pre-order page on Amazon, Stoned Beyond Belief will act as an ultimate love letter from Bronson to the world’s most magical plant: Weed. The book was co-penned with James Beard Award-winning food writer, Rachel Wharton, and will look to take readers through “every corner of the pot galaxy.” Cannabis-related topics which Bronson and Wharton cover throughout the book include highly scientific botanical analyses, studies of medicinal benefits of the controversial plant, and a guide to the world of weed paraphernalia.Related: Snoop Dogg Announces New Cookbook, ‘From Crook To Cook’The rapper from Queens, New York has never been shy about his love for weed, and often incorporates the plant into his television show and media appearances.Action Bronson – “Guess The Weed Strain” – Complex News[Video: Complex]Bronson independently released his latest studio album, White Bronco, on November 1st, 2018. The food-loving rapper will continue promoting the new material from White Bronco with a winter-into-spring concert run scheduled to begin next month at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on February 11th. The tour will hit a mix of major U.S. and Canadian markets including New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Detroit, Minneapolis, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle, San Diego, Oakland, and Los Angeles, just to name a few. The North American tour is scheduled to wrap following his appearance at the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio in mid-May. Bronson is also scheduled to appear at the 2019 National Cannabis Festival at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 20th.Fans can click here for detailed ticketing information for the upcoming Action Bronson tour.[H/T Billboard]
The String Cheese Incident Serves Up Hearty “Just One Story” Sandwich On Night 2 At The Capitol Theatre
On Sunday, The String Cheese Incident returned to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY for the second show of their three-night Memorial Day Weekend run.The six-piece powerhouse opened up their first set with “Vertigo”, a more recent tune penned by guitarist Bill Nershi and his wife, Jillian, out of the band’s SCI Sound Lab. The crowd’s energy was impossible to ignore from the opening notes of the show, giving Michael Kang to amp them up even more with an explosive solo. Kyle Hollingsworth led the band into “Black and White” with a tenacious intro on the keys, followed by some impressive interplay between Kang and Nershi moving out of the song’s main theme. “Black and White” smoothly segued into the Hollingsworth-led “Cant Wait Another Day”, highlighted by some improvisational wizardry out of Kyle’s corner. Cheese kept things rolling with a tender take on Peter Rowan‘s “Midnight Moonlight”, followed by a bouncy take on “Valley Of The Jig”. The band closed out their first set with a massive pairing of “Sirens” into “Restless Wind”, with Nershi getting his chance to show off his impeccable acoustic picking skills on the latter.Following a brief setbreak, the band returned to open their second set with “Just One Story”, as Michael Travis and Jason Hann got things fired up behind their kits. Cheese ultimately ended up leaving “Just One Story” open-ended and dove back into the fan-favorite to close out their set. The band moved forward with solid takes on “Rosie” and “Song In My Head” before charging into a cover of Jerry Garcia Band‘s “Tore Up Over You”, delighting the crowd in a venue that’s hosted countless Grateful Dead shows over the years. A lengthy run through “45th of November” smoothly segued into a cover of Talking Heads‘ “Burning Down The House”, last played in 2016 at Hulaween. Cheese took The Cap deep into bluegrass territory, as the band sandwiched “Wheel Hoss” in between a tasty “Birdland” before coasting back into “Just One Story”, properly ending the set-opener. The band offered up a lone encore of “Barstool”.Tonight, Monday, The String Cheese Incident returns to The Capitol Theatre to close out their three-night holiday weekend run.For tickets and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s ongoing 25th-anniversary tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 5/26/2019Set One: Vertigo, Black and White > Can’t Wait Another Day > Midnight Moonlight, Valley Of The Jig, Sirens > Restless WindSet Two: Just One Story > Rosie, Song In My Head, Tore Up Over You, 45th of November > Burning Down The House > Birdland > Wheel Hoss > Birdland > Just One StoryEncore: Barstool
As April — sexual assault awareness month — approaches, the Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), campus ministry and the wellness program teamed up to present “Trauma and Spirituality,” a conversation on the effects of trauma on overall health, spirituality and belief systems.The discussion addressed questions of how one can overcome negative or stressful thoughts about the current pandemic, as well as how to use prayer for meditation and stress relief.“This event is particularly valuable during this time in our society where coronavirus has affected our daily lives and may have altered the way we think about faith,” BAVO coordinator Liz Coulston said in an email to students.Sophomore Emily Karalus, a BAVO Student Advisory Committee (SAC) member, said “Trauma and Spirituality” served the purpose of including all of the different faiths and spiritualities on campus in the healing process. “It allowed the panelists to explore different coping mechanisms and self-care practices after traumatic events,” Karalus said in an email. “It was an event that all of our students could participate in despite their differences in faith. Our main focus was on showing students that there is a way to overcome trauma despite what your beliefs may be, before and after the traumatic event.”Though the College is not allowing anyone on campus currently and classes will be completed remotely until the end of the semester, Karalus said BAVO still wanted to continue to hold this event as it is an important topic for many, even when students find themselves stuck at home. “We also chose to continue with this event because it is extremely beneficial during this time of chaos and disarray,” Karalus said. “We knew that this event could help ground our students and to ensure that they are taking care of themselves. It also provided us an opportunity to let the students, who have experienced trauma, know that there are still resources and supports available for them on and off-campus. We described that during a time like this, it may be harder or easier to heal from the trauma that they have experienced.”Karalus said the event did not change much since it was moved online. “We incorporated all the same questions and panelists, and we sent the goodie bags to the student‘s home address instead of them having them pick them up if the event was in person,” Karalus said. “It was not hard to make the transition to a virtual event since we had great panelists and many of our ideas already laid out.”The event panelists included assistant director of Campus Ministry Liz Palmer, BAVO coordinator Liz Coulston and senior ministry assistant Annie Maguire.Maguire said cross-campus events such as those between BAVO and Campus Ministry are important since she believes her community can accomplish more when working together. “When we utilize and harness the assets, wisdom and resources we have in our community, we broaden our reach to students, cultivate our capacity for change-making and deepen our prosperity as an institution,” she said.Maguire said the event‘s partnership between Campus Ministry and BAVO promotes a holistic approach to healing, especially in the midst of a global health emergency.“I found myself [beginning] the process of healing when I reflected upon the questions on the panel,” Maguire said in an email. “Everyone is affected by this pandemic differently, and this panel helped me open my heart and my mind to the ways I could touch others with my words and reflections to inspire collective healing as well.”Maguire believes her experience ministry assistant on campus at Saint Mary’s can uplift others right now. “I think it‘s important that students know that despite the distance that separates our community, the community of Saint Mary’s never leaves them,” Maguire said. “Saint Mary’s is here for them no matter what. It’s time to extend our love to each other across the miles in creative and meaningful ways.”More than 70 students registered for the event via Google Forms, with more than 50 people appearing on Google Meet during the event time. “We are glad that we could provide support and insight into these topics to so many students today,” Karalus said. “This is one of the greatest turnouts we have ever had for BAVO events, and we are so happy that we could stay connected as a community today.”BAVO will continue to post tips regarding self-care activities, quotes, recommendations and academic study tips, as well as host more virtual events for students, including GreenDot training overviews and stress-management sessions.Tags: BAVO, online events, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, smc campus ministry, trauma, wellness
Jennifer Hudson View Comments At the 87th Annual Academy Awards, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson took the stage to perform during the ceremony’s in memoriam segment. It was a touching moment, but we couldn’t help from absolutely freaking out that the song she sang was from Smash—that Broadway-themed NBC drama whose cancelation we question every day. Hudson wailed on “I Can’t Let Go,” the ballad from the fictional Hit List that her Smash character Veronica Moore belted out in the series’ second season. Hudson will head to the Great White Way this fall in The Color Purple, but while we wait, here’s her belting out the Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ballad one more time. This one’s for you, Kyle Bishop. Star Files
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit.University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia McGregor, along with fellow UGA scientists Marin Brewer and Bhabesh Dutta, studies the impact of reduced fungicide use through early detection of gummy stem blight in watermelons.“Current recommendations for control of gummy stem blight are nine fungicide applications per season, which translates into a $900 cost per acre per season. In addition, fungicide residues can have a potentially negative impact on soil and water organisms,” she said. “Decreased use of fungicides is part of a long-term, sustainable and eco-friendly management strategy.”Gummy stem blight causes lesions on leaves and stems and leads to defoliation. The disease favors warm, wet conditions, much like south Georgia’s summer climate.The team of UGA scientists are in the first year of a three-year, $93,000 study funded by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. They plan to implement the loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay, or test, which is used to detect certain diseases in the greenhouse.Dutta believes the LAMP assay is sensitive enough to detect low levels of pathogen populations. If infected seedlings can be detected early in transplant greenhouses using the LAMP assay, infected trays can be removed, preventing the spread of disease in the greenhouse.“For most pathogens where this type of detection has been carried out, spore traps were used to sample the pathogen. Since gummy stem blight can be seed-transmitted, it is not clear at this time what the best sampling method would be in greenhouses where the seed can potentially be the source of the pathogen,” said McGregor, a cucurbit breeder with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It would be important to detect the pathogen very early, before it can spread.”Dutta, a UGA Cooperative Extension vegetable pathologist on the UGA Tifton campus, said farmers are especially concerned with gummy stem blight because of its emerging resistance to many fungicides that are used by watermelon producers.“Gummy stem blight is one of the most important foliar diseases of watermelon that growers face every year,” Dutta said. “The pathogen’s resistance to fungicides is a challenge for UGA Extension specialists, as we are running out of treatment options to recommend to growers.”If the detection process is successful, growers will know whether their watermelon plants are infected with the disease. If their plants are pathogen-free, they can spray fungicides a week or 10 days after planting instead of when the plants are put in the field.Additionally, once they’re developed, early detection methods can be applied by seed companies as diagnostic tools to reduce the distribution of infected seed.The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Georgia Watermelon Association have identified gummy stem blight as one of their top areas of concern for research and Extension efforts the last three years, McGregor said.
By Dialogo October 24, 2011 Costa Rica denied that it plans to detain Nicaraguan young people who frequent a border area in dispute between the two countries, as the head of the Nicaraguan Army, Julio Avilés, affirmed. “The Costa Rican Government denies the statements (…) by Avilés about a supposed Costa Rican plan to arrest Nicaraguan young people who periodically stay on Portillos Island,” the foreign ministry in San José declared in a statement. “Any affirmation to the effect that the Costa Rican Government aims to create a fait accompli to Nicaragua’s detriment in order to obtain an advantage in the international lawsuit being heard at the International Court of Justice is unfounded, fictitious, and baseless,” it added. Avilés declared on October 18 that Costa Rica aims to detain “environmentalist young people” who care for the environment along the San Juan River (on the border), in order to stage a supposed Nicaraguan incursion into Costa Rican territory. They want “to seize them and make it appear that they made an incursion into Costa Rican territory,” Avilés affirmed, saying that this would be a “serious provocation.” Separately, the Nuevo Diario newspaper in Managua, citing “high-level” diplomatic sources, affirmed that Costa Rica has violated Nicaraguan territory by means of aerial incursions in that sector at least 48 times. Nicaraguan Army spokesperson Colonel Juan Morales confirmed to Nuevo Diario the existence of what he defined as “incursions,” but he did not specify numbers. For its part, the Costa Rican foreign ministry neither confirmed nor denied the reports of these aerial incursions in its statement. Preliminary injunctions by the International Court of Justice prohibit both countries from having a civilian or military presence on Calero (or Portillo) Island, a miniscule island located at the mouth of the San Juan River, where it enters the Caribbean, which has motivated the worst diplomatic crisis between the two nations.
January 1, 2004 Regular News January 1, 2004 Disciplinary Actions The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders suspended 14 attorneys, reprimanded five, disbarred two, and accepted the resignation of two attorneys.The following lawyers are disciplined: Maldrick Elaine Bright, P.O. Box 3513, Milton, suspended by emergency order from practicing law in Florida until further court action, effective 30 days following an October 29 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1997) A review of Bright’s trust accounts revealed she misused and misappropriated client funds. (Case no. SC03-1847) Lois Charlyne Chatham, 517 Skyview Ave., Clearwater, disbarred effective immediately following an October 23 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1988) Among several Bar violations, Chatham failed to provide competent representation to a client; failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client, and did not keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; failed to make reasonable efforts to expedite litigation consistent with the interests of the client; violated rules regulating trust accounts; and did not respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel. (Case no. SC02-2720) Mark Charles Dabold, 5401 S. Kirkman Road, Ste. 310, Orlando, suspended from the practice of law in Florida for 91 days, effective immediately following an October 7 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1985) Dabold failed to comply with the conditions set forth in an August 22, 2002, court order placing him on suspension for 20 days, which required him to contact The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Advisory Service (LOMAS) and undergo an office procedures and record-keeping analysis within 60 days. (Case no. SC03-728) Hugo Enrique Dorta, 1221 Brickell Ave., Miami, suspended by emergency order from practicing law in Florida until further court order, effective immediately following an October 27 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1990) An investigation into Dorta’s trust account revealed he misused and misappropriated trust account funds. (Case no. SC03-1456) Marilyn Elizabeth Hafling, 11740 Currie Lane, Largo, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective retroactive to January 3, following an October 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Hafling allegedly failed to act with diligence and promptness in representing a client and allegedly failed to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter. She also did not respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel. (Case no. SC03-1227) Franklin Leroy Hileman II, 8464 S.W. 181st Terrace, Miami, resigned in lieu of disciplinary proceedings with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective immediately following an October 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1987) Hileman was under investigation for allegations involving a returned trust account check, misuse of client funds, and failure to account for trust account funds. (Case no. SC03-997) John Alden James, Jr., 68 Main St., Andover, MA, reprimanded for professional misconduct, following an October 23 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1977) James violated rules involving declining or terminating representation; he failed to provide competent representation to a client and failed to act with reasonable diligence in representing his client in Massachusetts. (Case no. SC02-2300) Mark Heinz Januschewski, 639 E. Ocean Ave., Ste. 404, Boynton Beach, reprimanded for professional misconduct and further placed on probation for one year, following an October 23 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1998) Januschewski permitted a disbarred attorney, under his supervision, to have direct contact with clients; failed to file quarterly sworn information reports with The Florida Bar regarding the duties and performance of the disbarred attorney; and accepted responsibility for conduct on the part of the disbarred attorney that was in violation of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. (Case no. SC03-1279) Lijyasu Mahomet Kandekore, 160 N.W. 176th St., Ste. 302-4, Miami, permanently disbarred from practicing law in Florida, effective immediately following an October 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Kandekore continued to practice law in Florida after being disbarred by a previous court order. (Case no. SC00-2611) Robert A. Love, P.O. Box 55426, St. Petersburg, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, and as a condition of suspension, he will undergo an office procedures and record-keeping analysis under the direction of the Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) of The Florida Bar, effective 30 days following an October 2 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1979) Love failed to keep his client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and did not respond, in writing, to an official inquiry by Bar counsel. (Case no. SC03-925) Lazaro Jesus Mur, 720 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach, reprimanded for professional misconduct, following an October 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1985) The return of a trust account check, and subsequent review into Mur’s bank records indicated that he was not in compliance with technical trust accounting rules and procedures. (Case no. SC03-1533) Jeffrey Alan Norkin, 8751 W. Broward Blvd., Ste. 307, Plantation, reprimanded for professional misconduct following a September 24 court order. Furthermore, Norkin is ordered to attend 30 hours of continuing legal education within 120 days, as approved by The Florida Bar. ( Admitted to practice: 1993) Norkin was disciplined by a federal jurisdiction; disrupted the courtroom during trial; and engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC02-854) Todd Norman Ostergard, 1512 W. Flagler St., Miami, suspended from practicing law for 90 days and must enter into a contract with Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., effective 30 days following an October 16 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Ostergard committed a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer. (Case no. SC03-1688) Guillermo Enrique Pena, 1101 Brickell Ave., Miami, suspended by emergency order from practicing law in Florida until further court order, effective 30 days following a September 24 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1991) An audit of Pena’s trust accounts revealed that he misused and misappropriated funds. (Case no. SC03-1455) Jeffrey Craig Perlman, 28 W. Flagler St., Ste. 1011, Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for three years until his civil rights have been restored, effective 30 days following an October 14 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1992) Perlman was convicted of two counts of issuing worthless checks, a felony, and was placed on probation for one year. (Case no. SC03-1195) Larry Eugene Rogers, 9237 S.W. 136th St., Miami, reprimanded for professional misconduct, following an October 9 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1971) Rogers failed to respond to correspondence and inquiries made by a client; and failed to properly provide diligent and prompt legal representation on the behalf of a client. (Case no. SC03-1607) Fabrianna Dilibero Schmidt, 1951 N.W. 39th Place, Gainesville, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following an October 3 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 2002) Schmidt was convicted of conspiracy to possess and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, consisting of Methylenedioxymethampheta-mine (MDMA) and more than five grams of cocaine, which are felonies, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, to be followed by supervised release for five years. (Case no. SC03-1663) Jack Schrold, 5338 N.W. 117th Ave., Coral Springs, suspended from practicing law in Florida, following an October 24 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1993) Schrold was convicted of knowledge of the commission of conspiracy and wire fraud, a felony, and sentenced to two years probation. (Case no. SC03-1822) Felipe Sotolongo, 2777 S. Congress Ave., Palm Springs, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 91 days, effective retroactive to March 7, following an October 9 court order. Sotolongo is further placed on probation for three years and must enter into a contract with Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. ( Admitted to practice: 1978) Sotolongo failed to act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client; failed to keep his client reasonably informed about the status of a matter; did not take steps to protect his client’s interest upon termination of representation; and committed a criminal act that reflects adversely on a lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer. (Case no. SC02-853) Robert Leon Tankel, 1022 Main St., Ste. D, Dunedin, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 15 days, effective 30 days following a September 18 court order. Upon reinstatement, Tankel will be placed on probation for 18 months. ( Admitted to practice: 1982) Among several Bar violations, Tankel made a false statement of material fact or law to a third person while representing a client and engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. (Case no. SC02-1120) Warren R. Trazenfield, 3225 Aviation Ave., Ste. 600, Miami, suspended from practicing law in Florida for 10 days, effective 30 following a September 11 court order. Trazenfield will further be placed on probation for one year. ( Admitted to practice: 1981). Trazenfield engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. (Case no. SC00-2571) Christopher Karl Ulinski, 1650 W. Market St., Ste. 23, Akron, OH, suspended from practicing law in Florida, effective 30 days following an October 28 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1994) Ulinski was convicted in Ohio of one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud, a felony. Ulinski was ordered to make restitution and was sentenced to two years probation, home confinement and electronic monitoring for six months. (Case no. SC03-1832) Gary H. Untracht, 401 Penns Way, Basking Ridge, N.J., suspended from practicing law in Florida for two years, effective retroactive to September 23, 2002, following an October 2 court order. ( Admitted to practice: 1977) Untracht was disbarred in New Jersey after a random audit revealed misappropriation of trust account funds. (Case no. SC03-495) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old East Rockaway woman was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in her hometown Wednesday, Nassau County police said. The victim, Carmel Kennedy, was attempting to cross Atlantic Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Avenue just after 8 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman, police said. Kennedy suffered multiple trauma injuries, and was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Investigators performed a brake and safety check of the vehicle at the scene, but no criminality is suspected, police said. The investigation is ongoing, police said.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI would like to take exception to Matthew G. Moross’ Dec. 8 theatre review of “See How They Run” by Philip King. He used up 60 square inches of valuable newspaper space to simply tell us how difficult it was going to be for him to go back stage after the play and tell the actors they did a good job, when in his mind the play was a dud. Oh, woe is me. It was all about him. There was not one word about the play, about the plot or the setting or about the actors themselves.By changing the name of the play and the playwright, he can simply use this review for the next play he doesn’t like. Mr. Moross needs to put on a new pair of glasses and “see” the play through the eyes of the viewing audience, mostly senior citizens, who are there to be entertained. From the audience reaction on Friday night, they surely were. He also needs to consider that totally unnecessary scathing reviews like this can ruin the reputation of a well-respected theater.Shame on him for writing the review and shame on The Gazette editors for publishing it.Roland JacobsonMary Ann JacobsonBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
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