The String Cheese Incident Members Close Out Democracy Comes Alive With Grateful Dead’s “U.S. Blues” [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday, October 3rd, 50+ artists and 10+ speakers came together for Democracy Comes Alive, a one-day virtual music festival aimed at channelling the power of music to make a critical impact on civic participation in this November’s elections and beyond. The 10-hour streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated $40,000 and counting in funds for voter registration nonprofit HeadCount, as well as the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues. In addition to the funds generated, Democracy Comes Alive led thousands of people to HeadCount’s tools to check your voter registration status and register to vote.After a day full of amazing music and stimulating conversations surrounding the imperative to get out the vote, four of the six members of The String Cheese Incident gathered in their studio for an appropriate rendition of Grateful Dead classic “U.S. Blues” to close out the festivities. With bassist Keith Moseley manning lead vocals, the stripped-down SCI lineup of Moseley, guitarist/vocalist Bill Nershi, keyboardist/vocalist Kyle Hollingsworth, and drummer Jason Hann took visible joy in imploring viewers to get out the vote with the quintessentially American tune by one of the most significant bands in American music history.The performance finally closed with a short and sweet message from Moseley: “Please make sure you’re registered and get out and vote for the change you want to see.”Watch members of The String Cheese Incident perform the Grateful Dead’s “U.S. Blues” at Democracy Comes Alive below. If you enjoyed the performance and have the means, consider making a donation to HeadCount and the Democracy Comes Alive artists via www.DemocracyComesAlive.com.The String Cheese Incident (Members) – “U.S. Blues” (Grateful Dead) – Democracy Comes AlivePresented by Live For Live Music in partnership with HeadCount, Democracy Comes Alive was conceived as a way to channel the momentum of previous virtual festivals Quarantine Comes Alive and Justice Comes Alive toward encouraging voter participation in the upcoming elections. All funds raised from Democracy Comes Alive will be split evenly between the artists on the bill and HeadCount, the nonprofit, nonpartisan voter registration organization. For more information on Democracy Comes Alive, head here.last_img read more

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Chater-Lea rebirths British-made classic in premium Grand Tour pedals

first_imgFirst making high quality cycling components in the UK as early as 1890, a new chapter gets under way as Chater-Lea steps back onto the bike with new Grand Tour flat pedals. Building on more than a century in cycling, a new team is bringing the brand back, having mined the classic Chater-Lea catalog for products that could be update with modern manufacturing quality & precision. It all starts with a premium pair of pedals, but there is much more in store…Chater-Lea retro classic Grand Tour pedals, Made in UKc. Chater-LeaIf you know the Chater-Lea brand at all, it probably holds a place in your mind as a high-quality British classic. If it is new to you, Chater-Lea is set to re-school you on British-made cycling components, with a level of fit & finish designed to last a lifetime. These aren’t meant to be components for your latest aero carbon race bike, but are more likely to adorn a timeless retro steel or titanium ride around town, or even off on tour.The new Chater-Lea’s first product is a classic ‘rat trap’ design pedal called the Grand Tour, inspired by the brand’s ubiquitous past pedals. The idea was to start with a simple, yet iconic product, as a direct descendant of the original. And the new pedals carry over the classic look with the CL logo laser cut into the pedal body, but now backed up by some meaty teeth for solid grip underfoot.Flat pedals haven’t really evolved so far from the brand’s early days, as you can essentially thread a half century old pedal into almost any modern crankset. Chater-Lea also said that with the benefit of being able to analyze their pedals that had been in use for 80 years, it have them the opportunity to even improve on the classic design.Like their long running pedals, the Grand Tour features fully serviceable, open ball bearings packed with modern waterproof grease. They are machined from the most corrosion-resistant 316 & hardened 17-4PH stainless steel, now entirely made in the UK on much more modern machinery.The new Grand Tour pedals are definitely a premium product, and come with the matching £250 / 290€ pricetag to prove it. A redeeming bit, Chater-Lea is entirely confident in their modern British craftsmanship & attention to detail, and the new pedals come with a lifetime original-owner warranty. The new pedals will be the first product available from the new Chater-Lea, and will be sold consumer direct only in four weeks.The Grand Tour is only the first in the pipeline for the rebirth of Chater-Lea. A matching set of toe-clips & straps will be the next addition, giving you good foot retention (maybe for an Eroica build.) Machined crankarms and chainrings based on modern standards are also expected this summer.ChaterLea.comlast_img read more

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Personality Tests with Deep-Sounding Questions Provide Shallow Answers about the “True” You

first_imgHave you ever clicked on a link like “What does your favorite animal say about you?” wondering what your love of hedgehogs reveals about your psyche? Or filled out a personality assessment to gain new understanding into whether you’re an introverted or extroverted “type”? People love turning to these kinds of personality quizzes and tests on the hunt for deep insights into themselves. People tend to believe they have a “true” and revealing self hidden somewhere deep within, so it’s natural that assessments claiming to unveil it will be appealing.As psychologists, we noticed something striking about assessments that claim to uncover people’s “true type.” Many of the questions are poorly constructed – their wording can be ambiguous and they often contain forced choices between options that are not opposites. This can be true of BuzzFeed-type quizzes as well as more seemingly sober assessments.On the other hand, assessments created by trained personality psychologists use questions that are more straightforward to interpret. The most notable example is probably the well-respected Big Five Inventory. Rather than sorting people into “types,” it scores people on the established psychological dimensions of openness to new experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. This simplicity is by design; psychology researchers know that the more respondents struggle to understand the question, the worse the question is.But the lack of rigor in “type” assessments turns out to be a feature, not a bug, for the general public. What makes tests less valid can ironically make them more interesting. Since most people aren’t trained to think about psychology in a scientifically rigorous way, it stands to reason they also won’t be great at evaluating those assessments. We recently conducted series of studies to investigate how consumers view these tests. When people try to answer these harder questions, do they think to themselves “This question is poorly written”? Or instead do they focus on its difficulty and think “This question’s deep”? Our results suggest that a desire for deep insight can lead to deep confusion. Read the whole story: The Conversationlast_img read more

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New Mexico’s First Workforce Native American Summit Held With 14 Pueblos And Tribes In Attendance

first_imgThe Summit provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about workforce development programs delivered through Tribes and Pueblos as well as Identify opportunities for engagement and partnership to leverage resources, tools, and funding to increase services and support for Native American job seekers and businesses. NMDWS News: Attendees discussed plans for strategies and actions to improve communication and collaboration, including training for Tribes and Pueblos on NMDWS tools, such as Career Solutions (www.nmcareersolutions.com), Why I Work (www.dws.state.nm.us/whyiwork), and the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System (www.jobs.state.nm.us). Customized training will also be developed on case management skills, to improve intake, assessment and planning co-enrollment of individuals to fully support individual training plans career readiness and exploration with Native American youth. The customized training will including development of quality internships, work based learning experiences and summer youth employment Inclusion of Native American Programs in State and Local Plans.   The Summit took place Nov. 14 with more than 50 individuals in attendance at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Moving forward from this initial summit, Invitations will be extended to include Native American program representation in Local Area Workforce Development Boards. Quarterly informational meetings also will be scheduled that include training on resources and tools. “Governor Lujan Grisham is committed to building an economy that works for everyone,” NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley said. “The Native American Summit was a pivotal first step in bringing everyone together to discuss workforce needs for our Tribes and Pueblos, and how we can work together to provide the best possible services and resources to job seekers in those communities.” ALBUQUERQUE ― For the first time in the state’s history, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) hosted the first Native American Workforce Summit with 14 Pueblos and Tribes in attendance that receive Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. “The summit provided New Mexico’s Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos a great opportunity to come together and learn how to better support Native American job seekers and Native-owned businesses,” IAD Secretary Lynn Trujillo said. “Thank you to Secretary McCamley and the Department of Workforce Solutions for all of the great work they are doing to support and train job seekers and businesses to become self-sufficient and advance their careers.”last_img read more

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‘I’m scared’ – Nationals manager Dave Martinez on Marlins COVID-19 positives

first_img First Published: 28th July, 2020 08:38 IST COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Written Bycenter_img News of a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins put players and staffers across Major League Baseball on high alert, with many expressing concern and a level of fear not typically associated with professional athletics.The reigning MLB champion Washington Nationals are scheduled to visit Miami – one of the country’s biggest COVID-19 hot spots – next weekend, and manager Dave Martinez said Monday he was “scared” and said the pandemic had given him many sleepless nights.Martinez said he has plenty of cause for concern: he missed three games in September 2019 after undergoing a cardiac catheterization and became emotional during a video call with reporters Monday.Image credits: AP LIVE TV Last Updated: 28th July, 2020 08:38 IST ‘I’m Scared’ – Nationals Manager Dave Martinez On Marlins COVID-19 Positives News of a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins put players and staffers across Major League Baseball on high alert, with many expressing concern and a level of fear not typically associated with professional athletics WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans Preview

first_imgEntering his third season as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin, III has the weight of the world on his shoulders when he takes the field Sunday against the Houston Texans. Griffin, who led the Redskins to the playoffs in 2012, has struggled with injuries throughout his first two seasons. In addition to the injuries, Griffin had to deal with a tumultuous relationship with former head coach Mike Shanahan, who benched Griffin for the last three games of the 2013 season.As the Redskins approach week one, they do so with a new head coach, Jay Gruden, the former offensive coordinator with the Cincinnati Bengals, who brings a new offense and style to DC. Gruden has made it clear that Griffin is his quarterback and will teach the former Heisman Trophy winner to be a pocket passer in his West Coast scheme.Griffin will have the weapons around him to be successful. Running Back Alfred Morris leads a vaunted rushing attack that finished second in the league in rushing last season. The receiving corps of Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, and tight end Jordan Reed are a combination of size and speed that rival any other group in the NFL.The offense will face a formidable challenge Sunday against the Texans. Defensive Ends JJ Watt, 31 sacks over the past two seasons, and the number one overall pick in this year’s draft, Jadeveon Clowney, look to put the pressure on Griffin and the offensive line.The Texans have many questions on offense, starting with the quarterback position. The team traded Matt Shaub to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason and signed free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick leads an offense full of potential, if it can stay healthy. Running Back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, both all-pros, return from an injury-plagued 2013 season.The Texans will also have a first-time NFL head coach on their sideline Sunday afternoon. Bill O’Brien was hired in the offseason after the team fired Gary Kubiak in December.The last time the two teams met was the 2010 season in Washington. The Texans defeated the Redskins 30-27 in overtime.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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