My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel Announces New Solo Album [Listen]

first_imgWhile Jim James gets most of the My Morning Jacket attention, his bandmates are thoroughly creative musicians. Fortunately, fans can hear the work of Carl Broemel on August 19th, when he releases his solo album 4th of July.Broemel works with MMJ members Bo Koster (who co-wrote a few tracks) and Tom Blankenship, as well as musicians like Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard and more. Broemel says, “this album is just me trying to compete with my own abilities — it was a challenge to do it on my own.”You can get a taste of the new music by streaming the lead single “Sleepy Lagoon,” below.You can pre-order 4th of July here!last_img read more

U.S. Sanctions Salvadoran MS-13 Gang Leaders

first_img One of the individuals affected is Borromeo Enrique Henríquez Solórzano, also known as “El Diablo Pequeño” (Little Devil) and “El Diablito de Hollywood” (Hollywood’s Little Devil), who is imprisoned in El Salvador and is considered to be the leader of MS-13 in Central America, according to the Treasury. The sanctions prohibit U.S. entities and individuals from establishing any transaction with the six designated people, and are designed to “disrupt MS-13’s activities and protect the U.S. and international financial system from possible abuse,” the Treasury said in a statement. By Dialogo June 07, 2013 The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned six leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, one of the most dangerous gangs in the world, on June 5. center_img The other five are Moris Alexander Bercian Manchón, aka “El Barney,” José Misael Cisneros Rodríguez, aka “Half Million,” Marvin Geovanny Monterrosa Larios, Moisés Humberto Rivera Luna and Saúl Antonio Turcios Ángel. MS-13 is involved in human and drug trafficking, as well as kidnapping, murder, fraud and other crimes in the Unites States and other countries, the Treasury added in the statement.last_img read more

CUNA estimates show 2016 off to good start for credit unions

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The steady, upward trajectory for credit union growth continues in membership numbers and lending–although opportunities exist, particularly in the housing market.The monthly credit union estimates from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) show memberships are up 105.6 million in January from 105.3 million in December last year. Loan growth increased 0.64% for an annualized basis of 7.62%, cresting loan balances at $102 billion in January.“Our estimates are consistent with a macroeconomic theme we see this year, that is continued U.S. expansion–although under 3%,” said CUNA Senior Economist Perc Pineda. “We are confident that loan growth will reach our annual forecast of 9% this year. Recovery in housing however has been the slowest in history.”Adjustable mortgages led loan growth in January with an increase of 2.6%. Home equity loans ticked upward by 1.6%; however fixed-rate first mortgages slumped 1.3%. continue reading »last_img read more

Indonesian boy dies of avian flu; Japan confirms H5N1 in swans

first_imgApr 29, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia today reported that a 3-year-old boy died last week of an H5N1 influenza infection, as Japan confirmed that the virus found recently in four wild swans was H5N1, according to news agencies.Lili Sulistyowati of the Indonesian health ministry said the 3-year-old was from Manyaran village in Central Java and died April 23 after a respiratory illness, according to a Reuters report today.Several chickens with which the boy had contact had died suddenly, Sulistyowati reported.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the boy’s case, the WHO’s H5N1 count for Indonesia will increase to 133 cases with 108 deaths. The WHO’s current global H5N1 count is 381 cases with 240 deaths.In Japan, government officials said four dead and dying swans found near Lake Towada in the northeast had the deadly strain of H5N1, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today. Previous reports said the swans had an H5 virus; the National Institute of Animal Health confirmed the presence of H5N1 in further testing, the story said.Authorities in Akita prefecture plan to spend the next 2 days inspecting 15 farms within a 30-kilometer radius of where the swans were found, the AP reported.The swan findings come after a series of H5N1 outbreaks on poultry farms in neighboring South Korea. Japan’s last reported H5N1 outbreaks occurred in early 2007 on the southern island of Kyushu.Meanwhile, South Korea has reported a new suspected H5N1 outbreak, this one on a chicken farm in Ulsan City in the country’s southeast, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report today. Recent confirmed outbreaks have been in southwestern Korea.In other developments, an avian flu virus was found on a chicken farm in Denmark, but initial tests showed it was not the deadly form of H5N1, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported yesterday.Danish veterinary officials said the outbreak was in Stenstrop on the island of Fyn, according to Xinhua. About 2,000 chickens on the farm were to be culled.See also: Apr 29 Japanese report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on swan cases read more

Boys Track Regionals Results At Connersville

first_imgThe Boys High School Track Regionals were held at Connersville High School on Thursday (5-28).Warren Central won the team championship.  Batesville placed in The Top 10 at 9th, East Central was 11th, Franklin County 15th, Oldenburg Academy 20th, North Decatur tied for 22nd, Lawrenceburg 25th, Rising Sun 30th, and South Decatur 32nd.2015 Boys Track Regionals @ ConnersvilleCongrats to Batesville’s Pete Heil on qualifying for The State Finals in The 300 Hurdles.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman and The IHSAA.last_img read more

Panther team eye Curragh

first_imgConnections of Brown Panther have identified the Irish St Leger as an end-of-season target after he made a highly encouraging return to action in claiming the totepool Pontefract Castle Stakes at Pontefract for the second successive year. Making his first start since finishing down the field in the Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp last October, Tom Dascombe’s charge was second best in the market at 11-8 for this mile-and-a-half Listed contest, with last year’s Derby runner-up Main Sequence heading the betting at even-money. Brown Panther moved sweetly on the outside of the six-runner field heading down the back straight under Richard Kingscote and came home three and a half lengths clear of Souviens Toi with Main Sequence, who had run respectably on his first two starts of the campaign, on this occasion disappointing. David Lanigan’s stable star was being ridden before the home turn by Ted Durcan and the response was limited as he faded to finish a well-beaten fourth, though the handler later tweeted that he then scoped dirty, having scoped clean during the week. Dascombe said: “I’ll have to talk to the boys, but there’s a possibility he could run at Newmarket (Princess Of Wales’s Stakes, July 11) in a couple of weeks. We want to win a Group One race with him this season and the main end-of-season target is likely to be the Irish Leger (the Curragh, September 15).” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bishop Grimes wins first-ever sectional boys soccer championship

first_imgEven if Grimes held the no. 9 state ranking, owned a 15-game win streak and was generally favored in this game, it had to rally from a second-half deficit, depending once again on its top scoring threats to pull through.Much like the Oct. 30 sectional semifinal against Bishop Ludden on this same VVS turf, Ludden played Westmoreland/Oriskany (who had eliminated top seed and defending champion South Lewis) to a scoreless first-half draw.Instead of concentrating on the wings, the Bulldogs kept its best defenders situated in the middle of the field, mostly to take away the threat of Mugushu and Mawien breaking free for long runs to the net. Late on a cold Tuesday evening at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School’s Sheveron Field, Byam Mugushu took a pass from Deng Mawien and, like he had done 34 previous times this fall, scored a goal.Only this was not like other goals – merely the most important one in the history of the Bishop Grimes boys soccer program.That tally early in overtime allowed the Cobras to defeat Westmoreland/Oriskany 2-1 and claim the Section III Class C championship – the first-ever sectional title in program history. Tags: Bishop Grimesboys soccercenter_img And that nearly worked, for three minutes into the second half the Bulldogs claimed a 1-0 lead when Christian Uvino put a shot past Matt Tarby. It was the only goal Tarby allowed as he finished with seven saves.Trailing for the first time in this post-season, Grimes stepped up its attacks and, near the midway point of the half, got even with Jack Gutchess converting.From there, the tension built, and with less than two minutes left Westmoreland/Oriskany thought it had won when Jesse Sweet put one in the net – but was ruled that he was offsides just before gaining possession of the ball.Given that reprieve, the Cobras gladly went into OT, and like so many other times this fall, it was Mawien delivering the crucial pass and Mugushu doing the rest, putting it past Bulldogs goalie Andrew Pysnik.After some time to celebrate, Grimes went back to work for its first-ever state tournament appearance as it takes on defending state champion Lansing (Section IV) in Saturday’s regional final at Liverpool High School Stadium.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Mindful tunes

first_imgJoseph Chen | Daily TrojanPlaywrights and actors from the Deep Map Theater Company in the School of Dramatic Arts perform Tuesday evening at Ground Zero Performance Café. The event, hosted in celebration of the university’s third annual Earth Week, featured spoken-word poetry, musical performances and one-man acts.last_img

USC ranks among most applied to private schools in U.S., boasting 11% admit rate

first_imgOver 66,000 applicants sought admission to USC’s Class of 2023, making the University one of the most applied to private institution in the country.(Daily Trojan file photo) The Class of 2023 is the most selective and among the most diverse in University history, USC News reported Friday.  “You come in, and it’s more of a community,” Onwuamaegbu said. “I’m participating in the same type of things I would in high school, but the degree to which they’re affecting me and the degree to which I’m participating and [feeling] actively involved in [them] has changed.” “I hope that [USC Admission] continue what they’ve been doing in terms of building diverse incoming classes,” Onwuamaegbu said. “Just so that the different students coming into USC can learn about cultures and identities different from their own and help them grow as people.” De Souza, an international student from Salvador, Brazil, said the peers she has met through BRASA, a campus organization mainly composed of Brazilian international students, have helped her acclimate to campus life. Female students make up 55% of the Class of 2023, a 7.8% increase from the past two years.  While the Class of 2023 comprises 15% first-generation students, a decrease from last year’s 17%, the University continues to rank high among schools of similar academic caliber, tying UC Berkeley’s first-generation enrollment. Socioeconomic diversity remains high, with an estimated two-thirds of freshmen receiving financial assistance, including 629 merit scholarship recipients. “I’ve met people from all sorts of backgrounds, and even if they are American, they usually have some type of background that is unusual or different,” de Souza said. “Many people have lived in more than one country before coming here, and many speak various languages.” “I came from a pretty homogenous background,” Onwuamaegbu said. “My city was predominantly white … It’s definitely been refreshing to come here and learn about different cultures and different identities.” USC accepted 7,558 students and enrolled about 42% of those students in Fall 2019, marking the highest yield rate in University history. Over 66,000 students applied, ranking USC among the most applied to private colleges.center_img With the levels of diversity and achievement reflected in this year’s freshman class, students hope the University continues to up its efforts to maintain a student body of varied identities, backgrounds and contributions. African American enrollment has also seen a notable change, increasing by 13% from last year’s freshman class. Otherwise, diversity with regard to underrepresented minorities remains about even with last year’s statistics, as an estimated one in four freshmen self-identifies as a member of an underrepresented minority. Onwuamaegbu, a member of the Black Student Assembly, said he has noticed the University’s diversity reflected in the organization’s membership, which he said numbers more than 100. With an 11.4% acceptance rate, the freshman class’ admissions cycle continues the University’s upward trend in selectivity. USC’s acceptance rate first dipped below 20% in 2014 with the Class of 2018 and has seen a decrease every year since 2015.  Obi Onwuamaegbu, a freshman majoring in business administration, said the University’s diverse student body is a welcomed change from his hometown of Bethesda, Md. Catarina de Souza, a freshman majoring in architecture, said that USC’s diversity has already impacted her college experience. Geographic diversity has also seen a slight increase. The share of first-year students coming from California high schools dropped 4.9% from the previous year, and the proportions coming from other U.S. high schools and from international high schools have both increased slightly. EDITOR’S NOTE: The headline, caption and body of this article was updated to correctly reflect that USC is one of the most applied to private colleges in the United States. The article previously reported it was ranked first in the list. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Stave reflects on season-ending injury

first_imgRedshirt freshman quarterback Joel Stave left an eventual 16-13 loss to Michigan State early in the third quarter after a sack from MSU defensive end William Gholston. Stave admitted he got emotional after seeing his mother crying in the stands as he headed for the locker room.[/media-credit]Nine days removed from the William Gholston hit that knocked him out for the season, former Wisconsin starting quarterback Joel Stave entered the McClain Center Media Room Sunday with his left arm resting in a black sling.After breaking his collarbone less than 10 seconds into the second half of an eventual 16-13 overtime loss for the Badgers to Michigan State Oct. 27, Stave said he was all but sure his collarbone was broken immediately following the hit from the Spartans’ 6-foot-7 defensive end.“Right when I got tackled I could kind of hear it and I was able to touch it and feel a bit of a lump there, so I assumed it was a break,” Stave said Monday, the first time he has spoken publicly since the injury. “Then after the doctors came out there, that’s what they said.”“[Gholston] picked me up and drove me, and he’s a really, really big, strong guy and with the way I landed on it, it was going to happen.”The disappointment evident in his voice as he replayed the sack, Stave said as he headed into the locker room he looked into the stands and saw his mother tearing up. It was at that point – exiting after what may have been his best half as the Badgers’ starting quarterback this season – that his eyes also welled up with tears.Before he left the game and handed over the reigns of the offense to redshirt junior Danny O’Brien, Stave completed nine of his 11 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.“I felt like as an offense we were playing well, we were moving the ball, we were converting some third downs which we hadn’t done as well in previous games,” Stave said. “I was happy with how things were going.”Despite the frustration of leaving the game, head coach Bret Bielema said that, although difficult, it was a defining moment for the young signal-caller.“I learned a lot about him during that moment of the game,” Bielema said at his weekly press conference Monday. “He was very upset emotionally. I think it physically hurt him but he also had tears of emotion. … I knew how much it meant to him for him not to be out there and I think it’s good for our players to see that as well.”Bielema also said he has been forced to keep an eye on Stave during practice, as the redshirt freshman has had a difficult time completely separating himself from the action despite the severe limitations imposed by the injury.Though he will miss the remainder of the regular season, Bielema said last week there is a slight chance Stave could return for a bowl game. The Greenfield native said he will keep his arm in a sling for the next several weeks and planned to get another x-ray of his collarbone Monday to see how it was healing.“If I could, I would really like to [play],” Stave said of making a return in the postseason. “I don’t want to do anything stupid and press it and try and get back before I’m ready, just set myself back again. I trust what the doctors tell me, and I know my body and when I’m feeling good.”Stave will not travel to Bloomington, Ind., this weekend with the rest of his teammates. For the first time since arriving at UW in 2011, he will – like most fans – watch the game on television alongside other teammates who are staying back in Madison.“It’s going to be really different,” he said.Now relegated to the sidelines, Bielema said the redshirt freshman can continue to develop as a quarterback even without stepping onto the playing field before the spring. While he won’t be able to prove his growth as a passer through games, Stave hopes the game will continue to slow down for him as he looks on from a sofa instead of the sideline bench.“He literally can’t do anything for the next eight weeks, but he can definitely get better,” Bielema said. “He’s got to process the game. … He’ll be able to work all this week during the practices, see how the gameplan comes together, because he hasn’t been a starter against Indiana. But hopefully he will be in the future.”As tough as breaking his collarbone in a critical Big Ten game was for Stave to swallow, he said he will still reflect on his first year as a UW starter with positive memories.  “It was a really good opportunity for me to get to play and I learned so much in the six games I got to start and the half I got to play against Utah State also,” he said. “Just learned more every game and really enjoyed every opportunity.”Five weeks after his first game as a starter against UTEP, the former walk-on may have to again battle his way to the starting spot come March. Follow Ian on Twitterlast_img read more