Funky Albany, NY based group Formula 5 continues to impress fans everywhere, delivering a power-packed performance with every opportunity. 2016 has seen some incredible shows from the band, whether it was opening for Twiddle, playing at a rally for Bernie Sanders, or their month-long residency at the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT.The band is currently out on the road for an extensive fall tour, which will see them hit Catskill Chill and the Adirondack Music Festival, as well as their first-ever run in Colorado and a show at Syracuse venue Funk N’ Waffles with Snarky Puppy side-project Ghost Note. To get you in the funky mood for all of these exciting shows, Formula 5 passed along an exciting new pro-shot video – the first of its kind.Captured at a hometown show at The Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Albany, NY on September 9th, Formula 5 has shared with us a killer video of their original tune “Sad Bed.” We’re delighted to premiere this great video, which you can watch below!Formula 5 will keep it funky on the road throughout this fall. Check out their full tour dates below, and head to their website for more information.Produced and Edited by Frank CavoneCamera by Ramon Dario SanchezDirected by Pete MasonCover photo by Dave DeCrescente
Last night, Eric Lindell played the first of two nights at Hill Country Live for his Holiday Roots Music Show in New York City. The New Orleans-based singer/songwriter debuted his first live Grateful Dead cover, bringing “Casey Jones” to the forefront of his soul-soaking blues-rock performance.Thankfully, Marc Millman was on the scene to record this special moment, along with a stand-out reggae medley that kept the groove going for all those in attendance. Check it out: Tonight, Eric Lindell returns to the stage to close out his two-night Holiday Roots Music Show at Hill Country BBQ, then will head to The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ before heading home to New Orleans to close out the year at the Carrollton Station.
6Shaomin Chew ’13 leads a yoga class in the Lowell House Tower Room. Katie Sylvan ’13, Eli Martin ’13, Jerry Tullo ’12, and Johnny Motley ’12 hold a pose. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 7Members of an intramural House crew team lift their scull into the Charles River. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 18The Lowell House “Blue Man,” otherwise known as Steven A. Soto ’14, strikes a pose as he is carried through the crowd on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in for the next three years. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 2Sol (from left), age 6, the son of resident dean Jill Constantino, relaxes under a tree while the children of Cabot House Masters Rakesh and Stephanie Khurana, Jai, age 9, and Nalini, age 12, have an impromptu running race on Radcliffe Quadrangle on move-in day at Harvard University. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 19Dan Bruder ’12 (from left) and Seth Pearce ’12 do ballet in the Yard on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in the following three years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 12George Kenty manages the Eliot House Woodshop, where students come to create anything from doorstops to Adirondack chairs. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 13Baristas Anna Menzel ’15 (from left), Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe ’14, and Nicolas Jofre ’13 serve coffee at the Cabot Cafe in the basement of Cabot House. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 5Eliot House residents who participate in the Eliot Boat Club, the intramural crew program, arrive at the boat house launch along the Charles River. Members of a women’s team, including Caroline Cox ’14 (from left), Brianne Corcoran, Zuzanna Wojcieszak, and Elizabeth Fryman ’12, board the scull before heading out on the water. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 10Nicole Sliva ’12 (from left), Quincy House Co-Master Deborah Gehrke, and Amy Sun ’12 enjoy “Deb’s Paint Bar” inside the master’s residence in Quincy House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 9High Table dinner at Lowell House.Twins Danielle ’14 (left) and Arielle Rabinowitz ’14 perform a piano duet before a black-tie High Table dinner at Lowell House. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 8Nicholas Galat ’13 works out in the fitness room inside Quincy House. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 3Luchen Wang ’14 reads under the imagined shade of a tree that casts its branches along the mural decorating the walls of the Quincy House basement. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Michelle Haan ’12, who lives in Pforzheimer House, enjoys the sun and sounds from her iPod on the Radcliffe Quadrangle. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 16Quincy House students Catherine Shiels ’13 (bottom, from left), Scott Yim ’13, and Lydia Chung ’14 welcome new House residents during Housing Day inside Annenberg Hall. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 17Lowell House Masters Dorothy Austin (center) and Diana Eck (right) are joined by Ellie Brinkley ’13 as they display a House flag on Housing Day in Harvard Yard. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 15Cabot House students, along with their House Master Rakesh Khurana (wearing scarf), storm the Yard on Housing Day, an annual tradition where all the upperclassmen meet in the Yard to wake up the freshmen and tell them which House they will live in for the next three years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer 11Caroline Lowe ’12 works in the Quincy House pottery studio. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer 1Through the ornately decorated gate, one catches a glimpse of the Eliot House courtyard. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer 14Musician and former Lowell House artist-in-residence Livingston Taylor (right) plants a kiss on the cheek of Maurice Pechet, former researcher and professor at Harvard Medical School. Pechet, who passed away in March 2012 at the age of 95, spent 70 years at Harvard, and mentored generations of students and biochemists. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 20Eliot House graduate Oscar Zarate ’12 is congratulated by his family after he receives his degree on Commencement Day. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer Silhouetted against the morning sun, a House crew hoists its boat high overhead at dockside, ready for a practice row on the Charles. Inside a master’s residence in Quincy House, amateur artists expand their creative horizons at a “paint bar,” working side-by-side with fellow students, offering encouragement and critique. High in the tower of Lowell House, a small group of yoga devotees stretches skyward in unison as a thin beam of late afternoon sun slices across the room, adding a mystical touch.These are but a few of the images depicting House life at Harvard, a system started by President Lowell in 1929. Whether the activity is throwing pots, or performing an opera, or gathering in a basement café for coffee and spirited conversation, the Houses provide a smaller-scale “home” environment that is intimate and personable. Here in the Houses students are encouraged to pursue new pathways, to stretch themselves in ways both physical and intellectual, and to bond with their Housemates as they develop skills and friendships that complement their academic education.— Jon Chase
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão says that the ongoing military-led operation to curb illegal deforestation and fires in the Amazon rainforest will end April 30. Mourão defended on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum the success of Operation Green Brazil 2, which launched last May and saw deployment of thousands of soldiers across the Amazon, but critics of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government have said the military operation has failed to clamp down on rampant illegal logging. Conclusion of the program means environmental agencies will once again be responsible for monitoring the country’s rainforest, Mourão said, adding the region’s sustainable development depends on private-sector and international investment.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Monica ChristopherA New Cassel woman was arrested Friday after police stumbled onto a dog fighting ring inside her garage and several injured pit bulls, including two that were in “bloody, wounded conditions,” Nassau County police said.Police were originally called to the house to investigate noise complaints, but when responding officers arrived they spotted 15 to 20 people running out of a garage toward the back of the home, police said.That’s when police entered the garage and found the two badly wounded pit bulls inside a homemade wooden dog fighting ring, police said.The woman who lives in the house, 38-year-old Monica Christopher, was arrested and charged with three counts of prohibition animal fighting.“Officers observed numerous dog pens/crates throughout the house, all containing pit bulls, many with wounds to the face, nose and body,” police said in a news release.The house also contained two treadmills used for training dogs for fighting, police said, and several bottles containing penicillin and steroids along with syringes.The Town of North Hempstead Department of Public Safety Animal Control responded and transported 18 pit bulls to the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter, police said.Five of dogs were immediately taken to the hospital and three had to be euthanized because of their injuries, according to Sue Hassett, the shelter’s director.She said the injuries consisted of broken bones and lacerations consistent with dog fighting.The remaining 13 dogs are malnourished but are in “pretty good shape,” Hassett said.“Five had obviously been fought that morning,” she continued, adding, “It’s hard for me to believe that…this goes on and people don’t call.”Hassett, who said this is the worst incident she’s seen in 25 years on the job, implored people to call the police if they know of dog fighting in their area.“Let’s stop it,” she said.Christopher was arraigned Sunday and a judge set bail at $75,000 cash and $150,000 bond.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An MS-13 street gang member has been convicted gunning down a 2-year-old boy after his fellow gang members shot and killed the victim’s 19-year-old mother in Central Islip three years ago.A federal jury found Adalberto “Gringo” Guzman guilty Monday at Central Islip court of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and firearms offenses in the Feb. 5, 2010 shooting deaths of Vanessa Argueta and her son, Diego Torres.“Few other acts illustrate so clearly the heartless nature of this criminal enterprise known as MS-13,” said Attorney Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Her crime in their eyes—showing ‘disrespect’ to their vicious gang. Her child’s—simply being with her when the defendant and his cronies decided that she could no longer live.”The 21-year-old career criminal is the last of three gang members to be tried in the case. A jury convicted Heriberto “Boxer” Martinez in March and Rene “Zorro” Mejia pled guilty in June 2011.Prosecutors said Guzman helped Martinez and Mejia lure Argueta from her home under the guise of taking her out to dinner after a feud in which she told rival gang members where to find the MS-13 members.They reluctantly agreed to take Torres with them when she couldn’t find a babysitter, then brought her behind a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store in an industrial park near the corner of Connetquot Avenue and Windsor Place to smoke marijuana.The gunmen shot Argueta in the head and chest and Torres in the head twice. A passerby found their bodies shortly later.The trio fled to El Salvador afterward, but Guzman was apprehended at Miami International Airport when he tried to return to the country three months later.Guzman is facing life in prison when he is sentenced in January before U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco.Authorities noted that this case brought to more than 200 the number of federal convictions against MS-13 members on Long Island, half of which included federal racketeering charge convictions, since 2002.
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The Batesville High School Swim team traveled to New Castle High School on Thursday evening. The Lady Bulldogs finished in second place to New Castle and defeating Eastern Hancock.nc-eh-batesville 3-way resultsTEAM SCORESWomenNew Castle Spartans 71; Batesville Bulldogs 52; Eastern Hancock Royals 38BULLDOG WINNERSWomenGwen Martin — 50 Freestyle (28.34)Maria Lopez — 100 Backstroke (1:19.61)NOTABLESBHS finished first in the 400 Free RelayMaria Lopez lead the team in individual points for the second meet in a rowUP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Connersville for a multi-team meet against opponents the Connersville Spartans and Eastern Hancock Royals on Dec 3 at Connersville High [email protected] sure to keep up with all the latest news on Batesville Swimming teams on social media — Facebook
… Australia survive scare to win by 39 runs(REUTERS) – A relieved Australia captured Pakistan’s last two wickets to win a captivating first day-night Test in Brisbane yesterday by 39 runs but the touring side won huge admiration for their dogged fourth innings resistance.Chasing a Test record 490 for victory, Pakistan had resumed the fifth and final day on 382 for eight and paceman Mitchell Starc proved the game-breaker when he ended a stubborn 71-run ninth-wicket partnership between Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah.Starc struck with a searing delivery that pinged off Shafiq’s glove for an easy catch to David Warner in the gully, bringing to an end a heroic knock of 137.Yasir fell moments later to seal the win, run-out by home skipper Steve Smith with a direct hit for 33, having failed to ground his bat after an aborted single as Pakistan were eventually dismissed for 450.Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series but Pakistan showed impressive fight to turn the match into a cliffhanger and will head to the second game in Melbourne on December 26 with renewed confidence.Starting the day needing 108 runs to win but with only two wickets intact, the tourists maintained a sliver of hope with middle-order batsman Shafiq at the crease after he cleaved a magnificent unbeaten century on day three.Australia’s nerves were becoming increasingly frayed as Pakistan approached their target but the relief was palpable when they finally sealed a victory that looked a formality a day earlier.“I lost all my fingernails, I think,” joked Smith. “Some game of cricket, wasn’t it?“Credit’s got to go to our bowlers, they really stuck at it and got us over the line.“That wicket, I guess, of Asad showed the class of Starcy with a ball that was 60 overs old and quite soft … but what a game of cricket.”RODE LUCKAustralia appeared bemused to even be competing on day five and it manifested itself in Smith’s conservative field settings.Shafiq and Yasir cantered past 400 and the Australian captain became fidgety as his front-line bowlers were dispatched regularly through the gaps.Slow bowler Nathan Lyon was introduced and coaxed a nick from Yasir which pinged off his pad and flew just wide of Peter Handscomb at short leg.Growing in confidence, Yasir then whipped paceman Jackson Bird off his pads for four at the square leg boundary to bring up the 50-run partnership with Shafiq.Yasir then survived a missed stumping, a dropped catch and an overturned lbw decision by umpire Richard Illingworth before Starc timed his intervention to perfection at the other end with a searing, short-pitched delivery that reared up on Shafiq.Shafiq was named man-of-the-match following his ninth Test century, the most ever for a number six batsman.“The way the team, all the batsmen showed their character, that was wonderful,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. “Asad Shafiq – that was a superb knock. So, a lot of positives, and I’m happy and proud the way the team played.”AUSTRALIA 1st innings 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71; W. Riaz 4-89, M. Amir 4-97)PAKISTAN 1st innings 142 (S. Ahmed 59 n.o.)AUSTRALIA 2nd innings 202 for 5 decl. (U. Khawaja 74, S. Smith 63)PAKISTAN 2nd innings (o/n 382-8; Target: 490 runs)S. Aslam c Renshaw b Starc 15Az. Ali c Wade b Starc 71B. Azam c Smith b Lyon 14Y. Khan c Smith b Lyon 65Misbah-ul-Haq c Wade b Bird 5A. Shafiq c Warner b Starc 137S. Ahmed b Starc 24M. Amir c Wade b Bird 48W. Riaz c Smith b Bird 30Y. Shah run-out (Smith) 33R. Ali not out 1Extras: (lb-5, w-2) 7Total: (all out, 145 overs) 450Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-54, 3-145, 4-165, 5-173, 6-220, 7-312, 8-378, 9-449.Bowling: M. Starc 38-10-119-4 (w-1), J. Hazlewood 42-11-99-0, J. Bird 33-6-110-3 (w-1), N. Lyon 29-3-108-2, N. Maddinson 3-0-9-0.