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first_imgDave Matthews Band continued their 25th anniversary summer tour last night, spending a Wednesday night rocking out at the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. The show featured a few setlist surprises sprinkled into the performance, including the first “So Much To Say” in 17 shows and more. Of course, the biggest surprise was the tour debut of “Recently,” a tune that hadn’t been played in a full 64 shows.The DMB continue to tout their classic material as well, calling on tunes like “Crush,” “Crash Into Me,” “Jimi Thing,” “Granny” and more to get the job done. While the band’s setlists aren’t changing too much between each show, it’s nice to see them bring out some unexpected songs like “Recently” to get people grooving.Thanks to taper AdamBicycle, we have a full audio stream from the performance. Dig it below.The DMB head to Alpine Valley for two nights starting tomorrow, July 1st. Check out last night’s full setlist!Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img read more

first_imgLast January, the University began offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) in partnership with the online learning platform edX. Since registration began, several of the University’s online courses have been completed, and the courses’ instructors said they have gained insight into MOOCs’ innovative educational approach.Professor of physics Michael Hildreth and associate professor of teaching in mathematics Annette Pilkington collaborated as instructors for the University’s offering of “Math in Sports.”“We had a couple of TAs who would monitor the online assignments and the blog chat,” Hildreth said. “The Office of Digital Learning did a huge amount of work in terms of post-production. … If I were to try do this by myself, I could never do it.”Though producing the courses was a group effort, the instructors found the courses themselves were less collaborative. Pilkington said in an email she experienced less interaction with students than she had expected, and Hildreth agreed.“There definitely is a disconnect. Because there was no feedback, you’re standing up there talking to an imaginary group of people. It is a little strange,” Hildreth said.Gabriel Said Reynolds, professor of Islamic Studies and theology and the instructor for the University’s offering of “Introduction to the Quran: The Scripture of Islam,” said teaching an online course is challenging because the instructor does not have the direct contact of the physical classroom experience.“Students are able to profit if they are motivated,” he said. “The great majority of students are not taking the course for a letter grade. … It showed me how much students are motivated by the grade.”Hildreth said although the online courses were less interactive than more conventional offerings, he felt students received timely feedback and had their questions answered.Pilkington said the edX has a good layout and smooth video playing, though she encountered programming limitations in creating math questions.“The platform was pretty slick,” Hildreth said. “Production values are really high. I did some editing of the modules and things like that, and it was pretty easy to customize things and move things about.”While there is speculation that MOOCs will fundamentally change higher education, Pilkington said she believes they offer more opportunities for students and teachers.“I don’t think it will threaten the university system as we know it,” she said.Hildreth said the MOOCs are missing the engagement of a physical classroom, where, crucially, students can engage with each other as well as the professor. The technology of online courses cannot replicate the interactivity of a conventional classroom experience, he said, although Hildreth did not rule out such a future possibility.“I think putting as much content out there for people is better than nothing, but online learning doesn’t, by any sense of the imagination, replace what we do here in the classroom,” Hildreth said.Reynolds said he felt online classes were a good thing for students, particularly those in countries without access to expert teachers. MOOCs also give more students access to leading scholars, he said, and facilitate the democratization of knowledge.“Having taught mature students, I know that they have incredible motivation but struggle greatly with finding time to study,” Pilkington wrote. “I think that online courses and degrees will have great appeal to part-time students and will improve their lot by freeing up time that would otherwise be spent traveling to and from class at their local university in addition to providing options at distant institutions.”Hildreth said he may use methods from his online class in his physical classroom, such as producing videos of him addressing a problematic concept. The instructional video could save instructors and students time on frequently asked questions.Reynolds said there are many new possibilities to engage students created by the development of the technology behind MOOCs, and he believes they are an exciting way to use technology to aid, if not replace, the conventional learning process.“Some students would thrive in an online environment and some would not do well. It is certainly beneficial to have resources available in the form of online courses,” Pilkington said. “However, I think given the choice between studying full-time at a university and studying part-time online, the better choice is to immerse oneself fully in their studies for a few years on a campus.”Tags: edX, moocs, Office of Digital Learninglast_img read more

first_imgThe conservation efforts by Guatemala’s Pacific Naval Command are supported by its Marine Turtle Rescue Center and by turtle sanctuaries that the Armed Forces have established at various military installations. The Rescue Center is dedicated to collecting the eggs the turtles lay annually between July and November. “These centers have a 98 percent effectiveness rate because of how well they handle the nesting and hatching process – from the moment the egg is laid until the newborn turtles are released,” he added. Guatemala’s Pacific Naval Command rescues and buries all the eggs it finds along 1,400 meters of internal beach that it owns between Barra de Sanjón Chilate in Puerto San José and the seawall owned by Portuaria Quetzal. In addition to promoting the hatching of eggs, the Armed Forces also check motor vehicles and fishing boats to look for turtle eggs that could be trafficked. When born, the baby turtles, who take between 45 and 50 days to hatch depending on ground temperature, are taken to the beach and released by Military members, children, and adults who are part of the Armed Forces’ educational initiative. Researchers at the Marine Turtle Rescue Center have released scientific studies revealing that turtles return to nest in the same places where they are released as babies, which has allowed service members to increase the number of Parlama eggs harvested in recent years. In 2015, for example, service members rescued 15,042 eggs – almost all of which hatched – compared to rescuing several hundred eggs annually in the initiative’s early years. A female turtle lays 100 to 125 eggs in her lifetime. The Armed Forces’ conservation efforts have helped maintain the abundance of Parlama turtles in Guatemala since 1990, according to Airam López, chief of the National Council of Protected Areas’ (Conap) Hydrobiological Resources Section. “This data clearly shows the positive effects that the Marine Turtle Rescue Center is having, since, according to scientific studies, turtles return to nest in the same place where they were released,” Brig. Gen. Rodríguez Cifuentes said. center_img As part of the Military’s efforts to conserve the country’s ecological treasures, the Guatemalan Armed Forces are harvesting, protecting, and conserving Lora and Parlama turtle eggs, which are considered delicacies by marine predators and humans. Once service members collect the eggs, they are taken to a turtle sanctuary at a Naval installation where they are buried in a manner similar to how female turtles lay their eggs. Burying the eggs hides them from predators, such as birds, fish, and raccoons, and keeps them safe from those who traffic turtle eggs. Scientific studies support conservation efforts By Dialogo December 16, 2015 “The Pacific Naval Command’s beach is the only protected area in the country where the marine turtle can freely lay its eggs without the danger of human interference,” Brig. Gen. Rodríguez Cifuentes said. “All eggs found are subsequently buried, while we constantly monitor the area for threats posed by people and animals.”last_img read more

first_img“It’s sad but rules are rules,” said Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt, who is targeting more gold medals in Rio.He said it was important to send a strong message to the dopers.“Doping violations in track and field is getting really bad,” said the Jamaican, 29. “If you cheat or go or against the rules, this will scare a lot of people.”However, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva – one of the 68 to appeal to CAS – said the ruling was “a blatant political order”, while the Russian Foreign Ministry called it a “crime against sport”.Isinbayeva, the 2012 gold medallist, 34, told the TASS News Agency: “Thank you all for this funeral for athletics.”The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said it was “pleased CAS has supported its position”, adding that the judgment had “created a level playing field for athletes”.IAAF President Lord Sebastien Coe added: “This is not a day for triumphant statements. I didn’t come into this sport to stop athletes from competing.“Beyond Rio, the IAAF taskforce will continue to work with Russia to establish a clean safe environment for its athletes so that its federation and team can return to international recognition and competition.”Separately, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering calls to ban all Russian competitors from the Rio Games following a second report into state-sponsored doping.Some Russian athletes could compete in Rio as neutrals if they meet a number of criteria, including being repeatedly tested outside their homeland.At least two – 800m runner and doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova and US-based long jumper Darya Klishina – have gone down that path.Now the ruling by a three-person CAS panel has cleared the way for others.CAS said the ROC could still nominate athletes to compete as neutrals. However, a CAS spokesman said the panel had expressed concerns that this left “no possibility” for athletes to comply with the criteria.Three lawyers from Italy, Britain and the United States, widely regarded as amongst the most experienced judges on the court’s list of around 400 approved arbitrators.The chairman was Milan-based Luigi Fumagalli, who also sat on the panel which upheld FIFA’s four-month ban on Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting Italian defender Georgio Chiellini opponent at the 2014 World Cup.Retired judge Robert Reid, from England, has chaired disciplinary committees for the Premier League and sat in judgment of Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt’s failed appeal to CAS against a ban for fixing.Finally, Jeffrey Benz from Los Angeles is a former legal adviser to the United States Olympic Committee.Russia was suspended from track and field events by the IAAF in November 2015 following the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that showed a culture of widespread, state-sponsored doping.Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko apologised for Russia’s failure to catch the cheats but stopped short of admitting the scandal had been state-sponsored.However, another WADA-commissioned report delivered earlier this week – the McLaren report – contained more damaging allegations and suggested senior figures in Russia’s sports ministry were complicit in an organised cover-up.The report implicated the majority of Olympic sports in the cover-up and claimed that Russian secret service agents were involved in swapping positive urine samples for clean ones.Following Monday’s publication of the McLaren report, the IOC faced calls to ban all Russian competitors from the 2016 Olympics and will hold a second emergency meeting on Sunday to decide its course of action.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme.The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 Russian athletes attempted to overturn the suspension, implemented by the body that governs world athletics.But the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled it can stand.A handful of Russian athletes could still compete as neutrals at the Rio Games, which start on August 5.last_img read more

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHearn, Joshua’s promoter, has dismissed those whispers, saying an alternative to Joshua-Ruiz II is “not even up for negotiation.””Do you think Joshua wants a warm-up? No,” Hearn told “5 Live Boxing,” adding that Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in Wales was the “front-runner” to host the rematch on Dec. 14. New York’s Madison Square Garden, where Ruiz ruined Joshua’s U.S. debut on June 1, is the top alternative on Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving.Joshua, who turns 30 in October, would be seeking to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Ruiz, but delays in confirming a rematch led to speculation that Joshua might look for a tuneup beforehand — a move that Hearn admitted he might prefer. “It’s not even up for negotiation if he’s taking that fight or not,” Hearn said. “That fight is happening. Someone just asked me, ‘Do you think he should be taking this fight?’ I said, ‘Probably not.’ In an ideal world probably you’d like a 10-rounder.”If you’re a favorite for a fight for the heavyweight titles, you’re taking that fight. It is risky, dangerous, dramatic but it’s the biggest fight in world boxing.”Hearn added that Wales’ national stadium, which seats 80,000, offers a “tempting” capacity and, more important, because it has a roof to deal with the British winter is the only viable option in the UK for such a big fight. However, Joshua previously expressed a desire for Madison Square Garden to be the site again to take on Ruiz, who’ll turn 30 in September. Ruiz, meanwhile, told TMZ earlier this month “No UK” about the rematch, saying he preferred the fight be in the U.S. or Mexico.Hearn told Sporting News last week he’s OK with either site.“I’m happy with Cardiff or New York, but I think there’s great arguments either way,” Hearn said. “Joshua just went to America to fight Andy Ruiz Jr., so he’s well within his rights to host the fight in Cardiff. The sensible thing and probably the advice from his management and training team is to do it in Cardiff, but there’s also props to be given for going to New York as well. Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua definitely will meet later this year, promoter Eddie Hearn told the BBC on Monday, putting to rest rumors that Joshua would turn down a rematch of June’s huge upset in which he lost three of the four major world heavyweight titles.According to the report, there was talk ringside Saturday at Dillian Whyte’s victory over Oscar Rivas at London’s O2 Arena that Joshua might fight again before facing Ruiz.last_img read more

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