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Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Perform “Cast-Off” On ‘Kimmel’ [Watch]

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first_imgBruce Hornsby and his band, The Noisemakers, stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studios on Wednesday to serve as the late-night show’s featured musical guests. For their appearance on the popular talk show, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers treated fans in attendance and viewers watching at home to a performance of “Cast-Off”, one of the tunes featured on the pianist’s latest studio album, Absolute Zero.The band’s performance of the calming ballad opened up beautifully with Hornsby on his baby grand piano while accompanied by his small string section. The song quickly took off but never got too far ahead of itself as each of the six members allows the music to glide along with melodic ease and tranquility. Sadly, Hornsby wasn’t joined by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who appears on the album version of the song, but the band seemed to manage just fine without him. Fans can watch the entire performance from Wednesday’s episode below:Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers – “Cast-Off”[Video: Jimmy Kimmel Live!]Absolute Zero arrived last month via Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers, and features a mix of guest collaborators and musicians including Vernon, yMusic, Robert Hunter, The Staves, Blake Mills, Jack DeJohnette, Sean Carey, and The Orchestra Of St. Hanks.Hornsby and company had been in southern California this past weekend where they performed at the inaugural BeachLife Festival. The band will continue to perform their new material into the summer months with their 2019 tour set to start up again in mid-July with support from Amos Lee and S. Carey.For a full list of tickets to Hornsby’s upcoming performance, head to his website here.last_img read more

Court finds activists guilty of treason for holding Papuan self-determination protest

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first_imgArina was found guilty of waving the banned Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) flag, which has come to symbolize the Papuan independence movement. She also danced and sang a song with the lyrics, “We are not red and white [the colors of the Indonesian flag],” during the protest on Aug. 28 last year.The bench also found Dano guilty of treason in the form of a speech at the same protest, where he demanded that the government immediately hold a Papuan independence referendum.Arina and Dano will only serve one month in prison as the bench decided to cut their sentence given that they served a period of detention during the investigation, which started in September last year.The remaining activists were found guilty of attending the protest and voicing their opinions over demanding the independence referendum for Papuans.The defendants’ lawyer, Oky Wiratama, said she was disappointed with the verdicts and questioned the process. “[The verdict stated that] treasonous acts have pros and cons in addition to containing political substance, so the treason charges can be misused by the government to oppress its citizens.”“If the judges were in doubt, I think the best way to resolve the case would have been to not impose a prison sentence for the defendants. They should be free of charges,” Oky told The Jakarta Post after the trial.She added her team would deliberate the case for seven days before deciding whether to appeal.Read also: All you need to know about the movement for Papuan self-determinationAmnesty International Indonesia director Usman Hamid echoed Oky, saying the treason charges might have been misused by the government against individuals who should never have been arrested or detained in the first place.“The six who were sentenced today did nothing but attend a peaceful protest, enjoying their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. It is appalling that they had been in detention since August 2019, awaiting a verdict on such blatantly abusive charges,” Usman said in a statement.He urged the government to immediately release the activists.Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were rights protected under international law and the Constitution, Usman added.“No one should ever have to suffer this treatment for peacefully attending a protest, and it is high time that Indonesia stops criminalizing Papuans under treason provisions.”Topics : Judges said during the session that all defendants had violated Article 110 in relation to Article 106 of the Criminal Code Law (KUHP) for conspiring to promote secession. “All defendants are found guilty of a collective act of treason,” presiding judge Agustinus Setyo Wahyu read the verdict during the session.The sentence is lower than the one year and five months in prison demanded by prosecutors.Read also: Activists say protest supporting Papua not act of treason A panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court have found six activists guilty of committing treasonous acts for holding a protest in support of Papuan independence in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta in last August.The bench handed prison sentences to the activists – Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) spokesperson Surya Anta and students Charles Kossay, Deno Tabuni, Isay Wenda, Ambrosius Mulait and Arina Elopere – during a virtual verdict hearing on Friday afternoon.All activists were handed a nine-month prison sentence, except for Isay who was punished with eight months’ imprisonment.last_img read more

Broward Technical Colleges Lead the State for Industry Certifications Earned

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first_img“At the heart of Broward Technical Colleges robust industry certification programs are skilled and dedicated educators who deliver engaging instruction aligned with academic standards and program competencies,” said BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We are proud to provide high-quality career and technical programs for our students as they transition and continue their journey toward career and college readiness.” The achievement of Broward Technical Colleges students in earning industry certifications qualifies the District for $889,000 from the state, as part of the Florida Department of Education postsecondary Florida Career and Professional Education Act, also known as CAPE. Beginning in 2014, the legislature agreed to fund nationally recognized industry certifications earned by postsecondary students in 28 occupational programs. Since its inception, BCPS technical college students have earned more than 4,043 credentials and more than $3.5 million in additional funding for the three technical colleges. Broward Technical Colleges offer more than 70 certificate programs for careers in architecture and construction; arts, A/V technology and communications; business management and administration; education and training; health science; hospitality and tourism; human services; information technology; law, public safety and security; manufacturing; marketing, sales and service; and transportation, distribution and logistics.center_img Sheridan Technical College Recruitment – Broward BROWARD COUNTY – For a fourth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) career and technical education students at Atlantic Technical College, McFatter Technical College and Sheridan Technical College are No. 1 in the state – earning the highest number of industry certifications for the 2018/19 school year.Students at the three Broward Technical Colleges outperformed their counterparts in the state by more than 15%, with 889 credentials earned.last_img read more