Colorado Musicians To Join Forces For Ecuador Earthquake Benefit Concert

first_imgAfter a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16th, 2016, Ever Upward Entertainment put together a benefit concert. The response from local performers was overwhelming, as Digg band, Dyrty Byrds, Booster, Whiskey Tango, Displace, Mama Magnolia, and Lady and The Gentlemen will all be performing. The show takes place tomorrow, July 20th, at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Other Side in Denver, CO.All proceeds from the show will go to Saving Ecuador, a non-profit organization focused on providing aid to the country. Additionally, thanks to our sponsor Fiction Brewing, there will be free craft beer if you get there before 9PM! With great music, free beer and an important cause, there’s no reason to miss this event.You can find details in the poster below, or via the Facebook Event.last_img read more

FONSI Signed for Lido Key Storm Damage Reduction Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has taken another step forward regarding the Lido Key Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project, specifically finalizing the Environmental Assessment and signing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for this project.The purpose of the document is to assess the effects on the human environment of dredging beach compatible sand from the Big Sarasota Pass ebb shoal.Updated information on the groin features proposed at the southern end of the project is also included. The sand will be placed along the shoreline of Lido Key to protect upland infrastructure and to restore beach habitats. The project is located in Sarasota County.The EA evaluates the effects of both the Preferred Alternative and the No Action Alternative. Past analyses conducted pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) evaluated sand placement and the groin features, but the offshore sand source alternatives that were previously analyzed are no longer considered viable for this project. The Corps signed a Finding of No Significant Impact July 30, 2018.The City of Sarasota has nourished Lido Key several times since 1998 when severe beach erosion and storms threatened structures. The sand from Lido Key moves into the ebb shoal at Big Sarasota Pass, where a portion of it then moves to Siesta Key through swash bars that attach to the shoreline.Modeling conducted in 2013-2014 found that dredging material from the ebb shoal would not affect the volume of sediment bypassing Big Sarasota Pass and attaching to Siesta Key.last_img read more

Walton-Moss shines at Cabrini while improving as student, father

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three years ago, Aaron Walton-Moss’ future in basketball had all but flatlined. His play at Camden (N.J.) High School had turned heads, but his grades turned away Division I coaches and scholarship offers.All he wanted was another chance.“Camden is known for bad stuff that goes on, but there’s also a lot of people that made it out and did great things,” Walton-Moss said. “It’s an opportunity to do something positive with yourself.”Now, he’s doing exactly that at Division III Cabrini College.The 6-foot-1 guard has been the centerpiece for the No. 6 Cavaliers (21-1), who currently sit atop the Colonial States Athletic Conference standings. He ranks fifth in the country with 24.7 points per game and has also hauled in 10.7 rebounds per contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut more impressive than his performance on the court has been his turnaround in the classroom and at home. Now the father of a 3-year-old daughter, Walton-Moss is committed to ensuring his own well-being and her long-term success.“I don’t want to sit here and do good for one semester, then fall off for nothing,” he said. “Now, I’ve just got to make sure I stay on that right track“For a long time, getting there wasn’t easy.Growing up in Camden posed its own set of challenges. Hearing the periodic interlude of gunshots was commonplace and many kids struggled to escape life on the streets.When his older brother passed away from cancer, Walton-Moss was actually thankful that his brother didn’t meet a more violent fate.“I rather it be him dying from that than getting gunned down in the street,” he said. “We knew it was coming.”Walton-Moss knew that life wasn’t for him, and basketball could be his ticket to something better.In terms of talent, he was set. He earned second-team all-state honors as a senior in 2009 and averaged a double-double. Cabrini guard Vinny Walls, who played with Walton-Moss at Camden, said his in-game mental awareness was nearly flawless.“His I.Q. was very high on the court,” Walls said. “Nobody’s perfect, but in that sense, he always tries to make the right choice in game situations.”But the classroom was a different story.Coming out of middle school, Walton-Moss said he focused solely on basketball. He finally realized by his junior year that he couldn’t play without the grades, so he tried to pick up the slack.By that point, it was too late. Temple and other schools stopped pursuing him. He didn’t play at all during the next two years.Instead, he had a daughter to worry about.Ariyiania was born in 2010 and his focus immediately shifted to her. He took jobs at Wal-Mart and the Camden Bureau of Recreation for financial stability before the Cabrini opportunity presented itself.It started in 2011, thanks to the NBA lockout. Walton-Moss was working-out with Sacramento Kings forward Jason Thompson when he was introduced to Marcus Kahn, Cabrini’s head coach. Kahn talked to him about his situation and the possibility of playing in Radnor (Pa.), but he never expected the skilled Walton-Moss to even apply.He did, and then Kahn received another surprise.“Two weeks later, he’s coming in with an acceptance letter,” Kahn said. “I thought, ‘OK, well I guess this is getting real now.’”Once on the team, Walton-Moss accepted the role of sixth man and made his presence known immediately. He averaged 11.5 points in 19 games and proved to Kahn he was serious about rebuilding his basketball career.He then needed to overcome one final academic hurdle, as he missed the first semester of the 2012-2013 season due to poor grades. Since that point, though, Walton-Moss said his GPA has progressively risen.That doesn’t surprise Kahn, who said his work ethic is second to none.“He’s taken that same mindset over this last year off the floor,” Kahn said. “Basketball can go away, so he’s gotta learn to have a backup plan.”In an ideal situation, Walton-Moss said he would like a chance to play professionally. He wants to pay for Ariyiania’s college tuition well ahead of time. Now that she can understand the sport, she’s arguably Walton-Moss’ biggest fan. She attends Cabrini home games and often brings a smile to his face with her candid commentary.“The TV can come on, and she points at it and says, ‘That’s my dad playing,’” he said. “I would love to try to get my foot in the door of the NBA or the D-League so she can really see it up close.”If playing basketball won’t accomplish that task, he is hoping to either coach or break into sports radio.After all that he’s been through, his future is bright. He was given the chance he so desperately wanted, and now he isn’t looking back.“It doesn’t matter because talent is going to show wherever you’re at,” Walton-Moss said. “As long as you do what you’re going to do and handle your business…that’s all that really matters.” Comments Published on February 19, 2014 at 12:16 am Contact Tyler: [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgTHIS is the German man British police want to trace in their investigation into the abduction of Madeleine McCann.Madeleine, whose dad’s family are all from County Donegal, disappeared in May 2007 while on holidays in Portugal.The BBC will air a 25-minute reconstruction on Monday evening at 9pm, with broadcasts also going out in Germany and the Netherlands. Madeleine’s parents Gerry and Kate will fly to Germany later this week in a bid to boost the appeal.The two e-fits are of the same person in the town of Praia da Luz around the time that Madeleine disappeared, and his behaviour was different enough to raise suspicion amongst a number of people.These are e-fits that have been brought together from a number of different interviews that have gone on over recent times. The purpose of the appeal is to try and identify these men, to eliminate any innocent sightings or to establish if they are connected in any way.The McCanns will make a live appeal in the BBC studio, supported by the senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood.The Incident Room will be staffed during the appeal and the days that follow, when the appeal moves to Holland and Germany. A dedicated call centre will also be opened at Hendon.DCI Andy Redwood, said: “The timeline we have now established has given new significance to sightings and movements of people in and around Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.“Our work to date has significantly changed the timeline and the accepted version of events that has been in the public domain to date. It has allowed us to work with Crimewatch to build the most detailed reconstruction as yet, and highlight very specific appeal points.“I hope that when the public see our investigative strands drawn together within the overall context of that appeal, it will bring in new information that moves our investigation forward.” Madeleine’s disappearance and the heartache of their parents has been followed closely in Donegal.Gerry’s family are from the county; he has many cousins and friends here – and he visited this summer with his wife Kate and their twins.Madeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.BREAKING NEWS: IS THIS THE MAN WHO SNATCHED MADELEINE McCANN? was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegale-fitGerry and Kate McCannmadeleine mccannportugalsuspectlast_img read more