first_imgThe Big Melt, a brand-new multi-band concert event, will take place this Saturday, April 13th at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO from 6:00 PM through 12:45 AM MST. For those of you that can’t make it, Live For Live Music has teamed up with ReThink My Healthcare for a free live stream on L4LM’s Facebook page, produced by Ninja Video.The Big Melt will see a massive list of artists from bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Lettuce, Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Break Science, Ghost-Note, Pretty Lights Live Band and more come together to create several unique, exciting bands and lineups for a full night of music.First up, from 6:00-7:15 PM MT, the inaugural event will see a massive edition of JEDI: Jazz Electronic Dance Improvised featuring renowned mandolinist Michael Kang and percussionist Jason Hann of The String Cheese Incident, guitarist Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds/Matador! Soul Sounds, bassist Ashish Vyas of Thievery Corporation, and keyboardist Borahm Lee of Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band, led by drummer Aaron Johnston of Brazilian Girls.Up next, from 7:45-8:45 PM MST, Dominic Lalli’s Bluebird Quintet will mount their second-ever performance following a high-profile sold-out debut performance at Denver venue Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. In addition to Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), the band features Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band) on keys, Gabe Mervine of (formerly of The Motet) on trumpet, Hunter Roberts on bass, and Dru Heller filling the drum chair.Then, Eric Krasno & Friends will take the stage from 9:15-10:45 PM MST, featuring frequent collaborator and Lettuce keyboardist/vocalist Nigel Hall, as well as Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) and MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), in addition to special guests Robert Randolph on pedal steel and Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) on sax.The Big Melt will culminate with the Purple Party: A Tribute To Prince‘s debut performance from 11:15-12:45 AM MST. Headed up by Colorado favorite and Magic Beans keyboardist Casey Russell, this edition of the Purple Party will once again feature enigmatic bass hero and former Prince bassist, MonoNeon, as well as mega-talented drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) and his partner in crime and fellow Ghost-Note member, percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy). Fellow local heroes Joey Porter, Ryan Jalbert, Lyle Divinsky, Drew Sayers, and Parris Fleming of The Motet will round out the band alongside percussionist Will Trask (Great American Taxi) and vocalists Adryon de León (Orgone, Matador! Soul Sounds), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze) and Ziek McCarter (Con Brio).In addition to all this, there will be a HeadCount-sponsored DJ Booth featuring the incredibly talented DJ and turntablist, Chris Karns. Karns, a crucial member of Pretty Lights Live Band, is a former World and USA Battle Champion at the DMC World DJ Championships, a three-time Redbull Thre3style Champion, and a finalist on VH1’s Master of the Mix. Karns will DJ at the HeadCount booth during set breaks on the main stage, as well as during the event’s VIP pre-party.The Big Melt will also feature visuals by Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, best known for their 2018 appearances with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as well as at several psych/alt-rock festivals like Desert Daze. Get ready for one of “the most complex and detailed oil light shows on the planet,” a style of visual wizardry synonymous with the psychedelic San Francisco music scene in the late-60s and early-70s.Tickets to The Big Melt are currently on sale at this link. Tune in here for the full live stream, courtesy of ReThink My Healthcare and Ninja Video.For those of you that can’t make it, Live For Live Music has teamed up with ReThink My Healthcare for a free live stream on L4LM’s Facebook page.Rethink My Healthcare is bringing in the New Age of Healthcare. Instead of paying ridiculous Healthcare Premiums every month, you get the coverage you need for an affordable cost by paying for the care you receive. For as little as  $60/Month, Rethink My Healthcare members receive unlimited Telemedicine/Therapy/Psychiatry with $0/Copays, 48% – 80% off dental, surgical, vision, & lab testing and up to 90% off medications.So, if you’re “down with disease” and pick up the “wook flu”, or you just don’t have time to wait in a doctor’s office, you can call or video chat with one of ReThink My Healthcare’s doctors for a diagnosis and prescription (non-narcotic medications) on the go all from your phone. For the unexpected, every Rethink My Healthcare member gets a critical illness & accident coverage plan. The average member saves over $5,500 a year on healthcare premiums!Visit rethinkmyhealthcare.com and get three months FREE today with the promo code: “TheBigMelt”, courtesy of L4LM in collaboration with Rethink My Healthcare. You’ll get unlimited 24/7 telemedicine, up to 90% off prescriptions, huge savings of 48% – 80% on healthcare through their direct pay network, and a critical illness & accident coverage plan. Stay healthy and start saving!last_img read more

first_imgJacksonville lawyer saves toddler from drowning December 15, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Jacksonville lawyer saves toddler from drowning Associate EditorA muddy dog, a spontaneous stop to window shop for new cars, and a quick-thinking lawyer converged to save a 2-year-old boy from drowning.As 36-year-old Patrick Michael Leahy, Jr., a Jacksonville lawyer specializing in maritime law, tells the story, he was pulling into his driveway, returning home from a soccer game with his two boys, ages 7 and 5.Just then, his neighbor ran over to say she was upset that her toddler son had been missing for about 10 minutes.The frantic mother said a neighborhood dog had come to play with the children in the cul-de-sac, and she had stepped into her home for just a moment to ask her husband who owned the dog.The next thing she knew, both her son and the dog were missing. And her husband was driving the car through the neighborhood on a desperate search.Leahy jogged behind the houses, looking in the wooded areas, calling the boy’s name. Without any luck, he returned to the front of his house, feeling worthless. So he jumped on his bike to continue the search.Just then, Leahy saw the dog, all wet and muddy.“It was perfect timing that I happened to go by and see the dog out of the corner of my eye. I was upset at what that may mean, so I jumped off my bike and ran to a pond, about 70 yards by 20 yards.”There in the middle of the still water of the pond, the boy floated.“What ran through my mind was ‘No!’ I sprinted into the water and swam out to get him and pulled him out to land. He was not breathing and his lips were blue.”Leahy summoned up his CPR training he had learned 15 years earlier when he was a deck officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Though he had only practiced on mannequins and had never used the training since, he remembered how to give the boy a couple of CPR-style breaths and tried to push the water out of his lungs. He ran to the back door of the closest house and beat on the door. He ran back and turned the boy over and pushed on his back, did a couple more breaths, and sprinted to the front door of the next house, carrying the boy, where the neighbors called 911.He could tell there was water in the boy’s chest and he flipped him over, thinking gravity would help, as he gave more pushes to his lungs.“Just about then, the boy’s father was driving back by the neighborhood and saw me out front with his son. I can only imagine what was going through his mind,” Leahy recalled.“Is he breathing?” the father asked.“Not yet,” Leahy answered, pushing on the boy’s back.Finally, the boy took a breath and struggled.“We kept him turned face down to get water out of his lungs. He took struggled breaths.”In what seemed like an eternity, the ambulance arrived.The mother collapsed to the ground in tears, as a crowd of neighbors gathered.“When the ambulance pulled away, the boy was crying very hard and I told the father that’s a good sign.”Leahy, who has a daughter the same age as the boy, was very upset by the ordeal, too.As he stood in his yard soaking wet and stunned, a responding firefighter said, “I’ll give you some good PR with your kids.” The firefighter walked over to Leahy’s children and said, “You should be proud of your dad today and give him extra hugs.” With that, he turned to Leahy and gave him a wink and a pat on the shoulder before climbing into the fire truck.The next day, the little boy was fully recovered, running around, riding his tricycle.Leahy hugged his own children a little tighter, too.“The boy’s family is really very thankful and very appreciative. The mom did nothing wrong; it’s just one of those things that happens in a split second,” said Leahy, adding how easily it could have happened to his own child.Split-second timing was crucial in saving a life.How unusual, Leahy said, for him to stop and look at new cars on the way home from soccer practice.Yet, if he hadn’t that day, he would have already been inside his house when his neighbor was frantically searching for her son.His last job was in a shipping town in Norway, where he met his wife.When he relayed his rescue story to one of his friends in Norway, his friend said: “See, Mike, now you know why you ended up in Jacksonville.”“Whether you call it fate or a higher power having a hand in the thing, I have really been reflecting on being in the right place at the right time,” Leahy said.last_img read more

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first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the recipients of $61 million in grants designed to improve connectivity and increase devices available to students and teachers through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund.Applicants submitted plans that included: the purchase of student devices including Chromebooks and iPads;new or upgraded laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks, and iPads for teachers;and mi-fi devices with corresponding subscription plans for families who lack reliable internet connectivity.Local school districts that received funding include:Decatur County Community Schools, Greensburg Community School Corporation, Rush County Schools, Good Shepherd Christian Academy, St. Mary’s School (Greensburg), St. Mary’s School (Rushville), and Five Star Technology Solutions received $420,030 as a group; Jennings County School Corporation, Indiana Public Broadcasting, and St. Mary’s School (2 Combined Applications) who received $1,622,400 as a group; Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation received $625,000; Milan Community School Corporation, Batesville Community School Corporation, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation, South Ripley Community School Corporation, St. Louis Catholic School, and Oldenburg Academy who received $250,000 as a group; Ivy Tech Community College received $759,864; andIndiana University East received $304,071.last_img read more

first_img Press Association The Pat Martin-trained colt has finished no worse than fourth on his last nine starts and was second to Captain Power, who reopposes now, over the course and distance last week. There is a 5lb swing in the weights between the duo and this should give Ishebayorgrey the upper hand. Glimmer Of Peace has been knocking on the door of late and another solid effort can be expected from her with Pat Smullen in the saddle. Other leading contenders in the six-furlong contest are Tom Dooley, Oor Jock and Pretty Famous. Juliette Fair ran a fine race on debut at the Curragh in June and is sure to prove popular with punters in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. The Dermot Weld-trained grey has most to fear from Ballydoyle newcomer Seventh Heaven, David Wachman’s Gilded Reflection and Mick Halford’s Indrahar. Connections of Octavia, Bainne, Creggs Pipes and Peace Mission will all fancy their chances in the five-runner Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap, while Cullentry Royal, Pullman Brown, My Twinkle and Prussian Eagle look the ones to focus on in the Today FM Apprentice Handicap. Unicorn was well-fancied on debut at Galway but ran very green and finished a never-nearer third. With that experience under his belt the well-bred colt should prove hard to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. The concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden is a surprisingly weak affair with the Johnny Murtagh-trained Jolyne the clear form choice. center_img The ultra-consistent Ishebayorgrey goes in search of his fifth win of the season as he lines-up in the Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Handicap.last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has given the green light to a new “blackout” license plate design.“Evidently it’s popular,” Reynolds said during an interview with Radio Iowa. “I have not even seen one on a car.”The “blackout” design has been on the road for a few years. More than 800 Iowans have purchased the specialty license plate for the Dordt College Defenders. It has a black background. The letters and numbers are white. Legislators tucked language creating a new “blackout” license plate — without the reference to Dordt College — in a multi-subject bill the governor approved this week.You may recall that in August of 2017, Reynolds spearheaded a public vote on three designs for new “standard-issue” state license plates. The chosen design and color scheme have sparked complaints.“We’re so many limited in what we can do because there are so many requirements,” Reynolds told Radio Iowa. “Sure, we’d like all sorts of different things on them. We just don’t have the luxury of doing that.”Iowans who don’t want the standard-issue license plate can pay extra for specialty plates for their vehicles. As Radio Iowa reported last week, the DOT plans to start taking orders for the new “blackout” plates on July 1.last_img read more