Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. A student of the violin and composition since the age of eight, Shane went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas, where electronic music production began to cement a place in his heart. After his discovery of gypsy roots, he opened his ears to the various genres and styles of music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.Over the years, Govinda has played with acts such as Thievery Corporation, STS9, Bassnectar, Shpongle, and many others. Recently, he was approached to work with 5-time Grammy Award winning musicians, The Blind Boys of Alabama. The legendary gospel musicians have transcended the boundaries of traditional gospel, exploring the spiritual dimensions of rock and pop songs, of blues music, of funk and folk and everything in between. It is only natural that a group such as the Blind Boys would eventually explore the electronic element. And who better to share that experience with than Govinda, a true student of music. Madden discusses the collaboration with The Blind Boys of Alabama:“I’ve always enjoyed combining my style of world bass music with a variety of others like indie rock and soul so when my management approached me with the idea of working with 5 time Grammy Award winning, Blind Boys of Alabama, I was definitely honored and intrigued. These guys roots run so deep, and I knew it was their first electronic effort, so it was very important to me to attempt to convey a lot of emotion in this one track. It took me a while to find balance in all of it and hope everyone feels a little piece of everything that went it to producing the track.”Check out the exclusive track “Don’t Worry” from Govinda ft. The Blind Boys of Alabama only at Live for Live Music:
Kevin Harvick essentially told his fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season dominator Kyle Busch — I’ll take your three race victories and raise you one. And after taking his fourth win last week at Dover, Harvick can expect that Busch will be ready to try and match the effort this weekend at Kansas Speedway.Harvick and Busch have won seven of the season’s first 11 races and the two former Cup champions have another four runner-up finishes between them, too, dominating the 2018 season start in a way like no other in recent memory.This week’s KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway (May 12 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) presents an exceptionally-good challenge for both Harvick and Busch, however, judging by their historical work on the 1.5-miler.MORE: Full Kansas schedule | Entry listHarvick has a pair of wins (2013 and 2016) and has won three pole positions (2013-14) and is ranked second-best in terms of overall driver rating (106.4). Busch won at Kansas in 2016 — on his 17th try. And while his average finish at the track is uncharacteristic 17.1 – he has vastly improved that number with five top-fives in the last six races.Last year Martin Truex Jr. swept both Kansas race victories en route to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.RELATED: Harvick: ‘We’re better than Truex’“Before three years ago, I’ve not had many opportunities to win at Kansas and hopefully we can get into Victory Lane there again this weekend with our M&Ms Carmel Toyota,” Busch said. “As you’ve seen so far this year, there are certain circumstances that can go against you and you just have to persevere and keep fighting until the checkered flag falls. We’ve won some races even though we hadn’t had the dominant car in a few of those.“I think we’re pretty equal, honestly,” Busch said of Harvick. “I think I’ve got to give them the notch a little bit. I think they’re a little bit better than we are.“… A lot of it all comes down to execution when things are this tight with the 4 (Harvick) and us. They were able to execute better at the start of the year on their streak and also last week And we’ve been able to execute in order to get our wins.“We haven’t been dominant each week, but we’ve been able to execute as a team – myself as a driver – to be able to get those wins.”
Chase Elliott won his first NASCAR Cup Series title Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, joining his father, Bill, as champions of stock-car racing’s top division.At 24 years, 11 months and 11 days old, Elliott became the third-youngest Cup Series champion in NASCAR history. Only Jeff Gordon, who claimed his first title at 24 years, three months and eight days old in 1995, and 1950 champ Bill Rexford (then 23 years old) were younger.Elliott topped fellow finalists Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano in the season-ending race, held for the first time at the 1-mile Arizona oval. Hamlin, the ace for Joe Gibbs Racing this season, was also competing for his first Cup Series crown; Team Penske teammates Keselowski and Logano were both seeking their second series titles.“I’m not sure that I still even know,” Elliott said when asked what the championship means to him. “I just, man, I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable. Oh, my gosh. We did it. I mean, we did it. That’s all I’ve got to tell you. Unreal.“Championship crew chief, Alan Gustafson, is now a NASCAR Cup Series champion, and very deserving. I just can’t say enough about our group. I felt like we took some really big strides this year, and last week was a huge one. To come out of that with a win and a shot to come here and have a chance to race is unbelievable.”RELATED: Race results | Chase Elliott wins at PhoenixEven more unbelievable considering Elliott had to come from the back of the field because of multiple failures in pre-race inspection. However, Elliott was already up to third place by the end of Stage 1. Then, he moved up to second by the end of Stage 2 before taking over the race in the final stage.Elliott ended up leading a race-high 153 laps, including the final 43 circuits after passing Logano on Lap 270 of 312. Elliott’s margin of victory was a hefty 2.740 seconds over Logano’s teammate Keselowski.Elliott became the fourth driver to bring a driving championship to team owner Rick Hendrick. His march to the title gave Hendrick Motorsports its 13th title and its first since 2016, when teammate Jimmie Johnson scored the last of his record-tying seven championships — all with Hendrick Motorsports. Hendrick’s other titles came from Gordon, a four-time champ who spent all of his Cup Series career with the organization, and 1996 title winner Terry Labonte.Elliott rode into the postseason picture with two victories, then advanced through the playoffs with wins in both the Round of 12 and Round of 8 finales. Along the way, he continued his mastery of road-course racing, stretching his win streak to four with triumphs at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course (a new venue added after the COVID-19 shutdown) and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. His other victories were career firsts, one on Charlotte’s oval layout and the other at Martinsville Speedway in the season’s penultimate race.His Sunday triumph brings the championship back to the small town of Dawsonville, Georgia, where Bill Elliott’s march to his only Cup Series title was celebrated in 1988. The Dawsonville Pool Room, a shrine to the Elliotts and other Peach State racing legends, regularly cheered Bill Elliott’s wins by sounding its signature “si-reen.” The pool room’s owners shifted those victory cries to mark Chase Elliott’s accomplishments as he climbed through the NASCAR national series ranks.RELATED: Chase Elliott through the years | Youngest NASCAR Cup Series championsLike his father, Chase Elliott carried the No. 9 to a championship. They are the third father-son duo to win Cup Series titles, following Lee and Richard Petty, and Ned and Dale Jarrett — all NASCAR Hall of Famers.“All you can dream for is an opportunity, and I’ve been very fortunate to have that over the years,” Elliott said. “You know, and that’s all thanks to some great people. You know, my parents obviously have played a huge role. The past year has been tough. I lost my best friend about a year ago tonight. Lost my grandmother last year. And all those things bring families closer, so I really can’t thank them enough.”The championship marked Elliott’s second national series title. He also secured the NASCAR Xfinity Series title as a rookie with JR Motorsports in 2014.The title was also a first for crew chief Alan Gustafson, who completed his fifth season atop the No. 9 team’s pit box. Gustafson’s crown came in his second Championship 4 appearance; he also helped guide four-time champ Jeff Gordon to the title round in his final full season in 2015.
On Sunday, famed singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young offered up a co-headlining gig at Kilkenny, Ireland’s Nowlan Park, just two days after their co-bill at London’s Hyde Park on Friday.To the crowd’s surprise, Dylan and Young joined forces for a collaborative take on the traditional “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”, marking the first time the duo appeared onstage together since a performance at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom in 1994.Rolling Stone notes that Dylan first played the tune during his coffee house shows dating back to 1961, and later recorded it in 1967 during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band. Prior to Sunday, Dylan hadn’t played “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” since a stop in Houston on his traveling Rolling Thunder Review tour in 1976. Young, on the other hand, has played the song with Willie Nelson four different times between 1995 and 2018.Watch fan-shot footage of Bob Dylan and Neil Young joining forces on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” below:Bob Dylan & Neil Young – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” – 7/14/2019 [Partial][Video: Lu Chan]Bob Dylan & Neil Young – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” – 7/14/2019[Video: Dylan Tube]Bob Dylan currently has no scheduled tour dates. Young, meanwhile, has no performances scheduled outside of his Farm Aid event in September, but promised fans he will be touring with Crazy Horse in support of the band’s forthcoming studio album. Keep an eye on Young’s website and Dylan’s website for upcoming tour announcements and more information.
The clinic has received 10 emergency patients from Palm Beach County since it started marketing the service about a month ago. Mitch Feldman, a top Florida executive for Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns five hospitals in Palm Beach County, doubts the clinic’s helicopter will have a big impact. “It’s maybe an isolated or occasional solution,” Feldman said. PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Cleveland Clinic in Weston thinks it has the answer to Palm Beach County’s shortage of emergency room specialists. By contrast, Palm Beach County’s shortage of ER specialists dates to at least 2004. That year, a Lake Worth woman died after being unable to find a neurosurgeon willing to treat her stroke. In 2006, a car accident victim’s dangling eye was not treated for a week because an eye specialist could not be found. The same year, a man died when no local gastroenterologist could be found to treat him. “When time is of the essence, the last thing you want to be doing is calling 15 hospitals and hearing from all of them, ‘I can’t help you,’” said Dr. Paul Adams, chairman of the emergency department at the Cleveland Clinic. Until now, because of the long drive, few of the patients who could not get treated in Palm Beach County hospitals went to Weston. They were more likely to be transferred to hospitals in northern Broward County. But with the helicopter, a 45-minute ambulance trip turns into 15 or 20 minutes. Because the Cleveland Clinic pays all of its doctors a salary — and provides medical malpractice insurance coverage — the hospital doesn’t have problems attracting specialists to be on call in its emergency room, officials there said. It’s red and yellow, has a giant rotating blade on top and can fly 180 miles per hour. The clinic is offering its LifeFlight medical helicopter to whisk patients from Palm Beach County ERs to its Weston hospital, where it has hard-to-find specialists standing by. [email protected]
In looking back, I am proud of the way PAISD, its staff and especially its Board of Trustees, who have led with a doing attitude, by quickly responding to the challenges we have faced in 2020.We stood, shaking at times, as life as we knew it changed forever. As the phrase “never thought I would see that in my lifetime,” became an everyday expression, we met each challenge head-on with a resolve to never lose site of our goal, the children.In 2020, the district lost several dedicated employees and friends. Several angels of earth went to their heavenly rest. Souls that fell victims to the virus after years of being caregivers to others; and strong, vibrant men working with their hands one day, and succumbing to the virus the next. Through it all, we have continued to provide service to our community, while trying to stay safe and healthy. From bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria workers, aides, teachers and administrative and clerical and maintenance staff, our frontline workers tolled without ceasing.As we experienced the lows of sick staff and students, openings and closings, we discovered new strengths within ourselves. I was proud to watch the PAISD Board lead through the unknown. School districts across the United States had to find ways to educate students.I was proud that our Board led with actions, being and becoming what we imagined was necessary to uplift and maintain the educational system within PAISD.The PAISD Board did not just sit and wait for others to guide us. We were the first to purchase laptops for all students, and we were the first in the area to embrace Schoology as the platform to deliver virtual instruction. Our Board led the way, as we pivoted in ways that we never would have thought possible. As I reflect on the year 2020, and its difficulties, not just for me but the entire world, I have resolved to have a positive attitude for the year to come.I will count all of my blessings and take nothing for granted. I will learn the lessons of 2020 and meet the challenges of 2021 with a smile and renewed hope for us all.The year 2020 has seemed to be at a standstill while also tossing challenges like we have never seen before. In 2020, we have learned that life can change within the blink of an eye and whether you pivot and grow, or cower with fear is all up to you. Dr. Mark Porterie is Superintendent of Schools for the Port Arthur Independent School District. He can be reached at [email protected] This January 2021, we celebrate School Board Recognition Month. This year’s theme is “Navigating to Success.”Being a school board member in times of change and chaos is not easy. It goes without saying that our seven-member Board has gone well beyond their duties during these last few years, and in particular the last nine months.The job in normal circumstances is not for the faint of heart, but during these times, school board members have to stand tough and lead with conviction. Throughout this time of unprecedented challenges, our school board has been a source of reason and support for the entire District.They have never wavered in their commitment to student success and in making sure that our staff has everything needed in order to be successful.Since March 2020, the Board of Trustees has thought outside of the box. Some of the solutions to our challenges have been totally out of the box, others have never seen a box.Our Board trusted the team, and supported the ideas of staff, as we moved through unchartered waters.On behalf of the Port Arthur Independent School District, staff and students, we recognize and salute our PAISD School Board trustees for their trust, diligence and commitment to the young minds and staff of the Port Arthur Independent School District.As we look back to 2020, we have had many losses and missed moments that we could mourn. I choose to look ahead at the great possibilities that a new year brings.I choose to be optimistic about our future and the future of the young lives we influence. I have gratitude for all of the PAISD staff who have chosen to continue to serve our community.All those, who have risked their own lives to continue the ministry of educating the next generation.My hope for the New Year is that 2021 brings structure, normalcy and routine. This may be only a dream, but I know PAISD has the flexibility to pivot and take all necessary steps, while navigating to the successful achievement of our goals.
The University of Vermont Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis(link is external) (ISTH), in partnership with John Wiley and Sons, Inc, announces the launch of the Society’s new open access journal, Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), with its inaugural issue to publish in conjunction with the meeting of the ISTH 2017 Congress(link is external) in Berlin, Germany, July 8-13. Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, professor of medicine at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and director of the thrombosis and hemostasis program at the University of Vermont Medical Center in the United States, will lead the launch of the journal as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief. Complementing the Society’s flagship journal, the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH), RPTH will provide an innovative new open access platform for science and discourse among researchers, clinicians and patients. It will publish a broad array of article types covering the widest possible spectrum of topics in thrombosis, hemostasis and related areas. Studies by multidisciplinary research groups, from emerging areas of research and from under-represented regions of the world, will be of particular interest.The editorial team working with Dr Cushman represents all areas of the world and includes: Pantep Angchaisuksiri (Thailand), Cihan Ay (Austria), Suzanne Cannegieter (The Netherlands), Adam Cuker (USA), Susan Kahn (Canada), Fiona Newell (Australia), Yotis Senis (UK) and Alisa Wolberg (USA).”RPTH epitomizes the current era of inter-disciplinary scientific discovery and new methods of knowledge dissemination,” Cushman said. “Capitalizing on its open access and online-only format, RPTH will provide unrestricted access to scientific results from around the globe as a ‘living journal,’ serving as an important catalyst for digital discussion. In so doing, it will also provide the public with ease of access to research findings.”Published in partnership with Wiley(link is external), RPTH is interested in basic, clinical, translational and population or public health research. Studies and trials covering quality of care, outcomes, dissemination and implementation science are sought, including work on novel care delivery especially in areas of resource constraint around the world.The journal is now accepting submissions. For more information and to submit an article for consideration, visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)2475-0379(link is external) and follow RPTH on Twitter @RPTHJournal(link is external).SOURCE CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
The Harris’s Overland Park apartment was blocked off as a crime scene Tuesday.Robert Harris’s booking photo in Johnson County Jail.Robert Harris, 30, an Overland Park man who served as a leader of the Repairers Kansas City church in south Kansas City, is in Johnson County Jail this morning on charges of killing his wife, Tanisha Harris, an associate pastor at the church.Overland Park Police and Johnson County investigators had the Harris’s apartment in the 8000 block of Perry Street blocked off as a crime scene on Tuesday. Police were called to the apartment Monday afternoon to investigate a report of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they made contact with a male who appeared to be alone in the apartment. Later that day, however, the man contacted police and reported that his wife was missing. When questioned, the man eventually confessed that he had played a role in her disappearance. Raymore and Belton police worked with Overland Park and Johnson County law enforcement officers to search an area near Kentucky Road in Raymore. They located Tanisha’s body in the early hours of Tuesday morning.Harris is scheduled to make a first appearance in Johnson County District Court, where he is facing first-degree murder charges, at 1:30 p.m. today.Tanisha Harris. Photo via Facebook.
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