Antwaun Stanley To Join Lettuce For New Year’s Eve Celebration With TAUK & Jaw Gems

first_imgAs previously announced, Lettuce is teaming up with TAUK for a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration. December 30th will be spent at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, before the two bands head to House of Blues in Boston for the ultimate event. There, they will be joined by experimental beat-makers Jaw Gems to close out 2016 and enter 2017 with a bang.Today, the party strengthens with the addition of vocalist Antwaun Stanley, known for his frontman wonders with Vulfpeck in hits like “Funky Duck” and “1612”, to join Lettuce for their set. The primarily instrumental funk band serves as a revolving door for some of the best vocalists in the scene. With Nigel Hall and Alecia Chakour standing as nearly-permanent members in the family-style band, Stanley will be an exciting addition to the mix. Don’t miss out!Tickets to Portand’s 12/30 show can be found here.Tickets to Boston’s 12/31 show can be found here.last_img read more

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Avian Academy

first_imgChickens are a vital part of Georgia’s economy and the state’s agricultural heritage. And thanks to a University of Georgia program for teachers, chickens will be helping middle school and high school teachers educate students in Georgia classrooms.About 30 Georgia agriculture and life sciences teachers from more than a dozen counties across the state came together at the UGA Department of Poultry Science this summer to learn how to incorporate chickens into their lesson plans — both in traditional agricultural education and STEM classrooms.The program — Avian Academy — has brought middle and high school teachers together with poultry science faculty each summer for almost a decade. Over the last two or three years, organizers have actively recruited life sciences teachers from across the state in addition to agriculture teachers.“We have a lot of poultry in our county,” said Samantha Chang, a biology teacher from Jefferson High School in Jackson County. “This workshop has really equipped me to use chickens as examples of some of the topics we cover in biology class and have students be able to understand those concepts because it’s something they’re familiar with.”Chang was at the 2019 Avian Academy with Jefferson High School agriculture teacher Melissa Webb, who attended the 2018 academy last summer. Webb convinced all of Jefferson High School’s life sciences teachers to join her. Having the same familiarity with chickens means they’ll be able to link concepts to one another’s classes more easily, Webb said.As part of the workshop, teachers learned how to handle live birds and receive a crash course in the economics of poultry farming, the physiology of poultry, the history of poultry breeding, careers in poultry science, reproduction and egg laying, and food safety.Bridgette Rains, a first -ear seventh grade life sciences teacher in Bartow County, came to the workshop looking for inspiration for the upcoming school year.“I’ll be teaching in a more rural area, and I’ll definitely be using a lot of the lesson plans and techniques they presented,” Rains said. “I had never thought of using chickens before but they really are the easiest way to demonstrate what they’re learning: embryology and the life cycle. I mean, in 21 days you go from an egg to a chicken.”The three-day workshop equips the teachers with new skills and lesson plans that they can take back to their classrooms when students head back to school in August.“I’m so proud of our department for being able to partner with teachers from throughout Georgia. Avian Academy is a great program that builds bridges between our faculty, college and university resources while obtaining priceless feedback from the teachers. Getting students involved in tangible ways of learning life sciences concepts is critical, and having a practical application helps demonstrate future career paths,” said Todd Applegate, department head for poultry science in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.For more information about other outreach programs from the UGA Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu/about/community-outreach.last_img read more

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Lagos State Govt Commends Residents Conduct at W’Cup Viewing Centers

first_img“I want to thank Lagosians for making Governor Akinwunmi Ambode proud by their exemplary conduct at the various Viewing Centers. For 30 days, there were no cases of violence, hooliganism or unruly behavior”, Tandoh said.He assured Lagosians that the State Government under Ambode would continue to position Lagos State as the leading sports hub in Africa while creating the synergy between sports, tourism, entertainment, job creation and business.Tandoh said he was overwhelmed with the success of the event adding that the huge success recorded could not have been possible without the support of all and sundry.He also expressed gratitude to International Breweries Ltd for partnering the State’s Sports Commission for the laudable project.The State Government, at the commencement of the World Cup on June 14, set up eight Viewing Centres with giant screens at Campos Mini Stadium Lagos Island; Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere; Abesan Estate in Alimosho; Naval Yard Ajegunle; Bishop Aggrey School Mushin, Ikorodu Town Hall; Badagry Viewing Centre and Epe Recreation Centre in Epe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Lagos State Government has commended residents for their good conduct at the eight World Cup Viewing Centers throughout the period of the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup.Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, in a statement yesterday, said throughout the one month period the centers were up and running, residents conducted themselves orderly and enjoyed the 64 games.Tandoh also thanked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his great wisdom and insight in approving the setting up of eight World Cup Viewing Centers across the State for Lagosians.last_img read more

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Tinubu Commends PwC Chess4change Grand Slam

first_imgA partner from PwC, Mr Daniel Isopekhai in his speech, emphasised the values chess teaches, stating further that playing chess forces you to think about your moves and also ensures efficient time management which is important in achieving success in life.Similarly, Mrs Bisi Joseph, who represented the Lagos State Ministry of Education at the event, opined that playing chess is an effective way of developing mental awareness.Day one of the 3-day tournament concluded with Kings College in the lead after two rounds of play. The Grand Slam Tournament is the climax of the PwC Chess4Change season. The initiative was designed to use the game of chess to improve strategic thinking and critical reasoning amongst secondary school students in Lagos State.Other personalities in attendance on the opening day include; Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr Ayo Agbesanwa; Chief Operating Officer, MediaVision Limited (Project Consultants), Mr Jimmy Sogbesan; students, principalsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam Tournament which commenced in Lagos on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos has been roundly commended for sustaining the tempo of the two-year old competition.Speaking at the event, Special Adviser (Sports) to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Ayodeji Tinubu, lauded the sponsor for choosing to put their weight behind a value driven project capable of transforming lives noting that chess has the potential of putting Nigeria on the map of sporting greatness.last_img read more

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