Newport Folk Fest continues to build up to its return to Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI on July 26th-28th this summer. On Wednesday, event organizers announced veteran rock guitarist and singer Warren Haynes has been added to the 2019 lineup, to perform on Friday of the festival.Related: Newport Folk Announces “Mavis & Friends” Concerts To Celebrate Mavis Staples’ 80th BirthdayHaynes now joins an impressive 2019 NFF lineup which already features Phish’s Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Benmont Tench, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeff Tweedy, Kacey Musgraves, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Maggie Rogers, Sheryl Crow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and many more. It’s worth noting that the three-day festival, which is famous for its live collaborations and surprise sit-in’s, is still in the process of unveiling its lineup of performers, so fans should keep their eyes and ears open for more announcements coming as summer quickly approaches.As the event does with all of their performers, Haynes’ involvement means Newport Festival’s Foundation has made a donation on behalf of a charity of the artist’s choice. In Haynes’ case, the festival has made a donation to Little Kids Rock, a non-profit which teaches kids how to perform, improvise, and compose using the popular styles that they know and love.“Knowing how influential music has been in my life, its upsetting that due to lack of resources like instruments or teachers, many children don’t have the access to music education,” Haynes added in a statement to go with his involvement in this year’s event. “Little Kids Rocks helps remove the barriers standing between many students and their dreams of being able to learn about and play music.”Fans can head to the festival’s website for tickets and general info for this year’s event.
A Saint Mary’s marine biology class took in-depth learning to a whole new meaning. The class spent spring break in Belize at South Water Caye applying what it learned in the classroom life to the natural world.Saint Mary’s assistant biology professor Laura Kloepper said marine biology had not been taught in years, but the department now plans on regularly running the class.“For the past few years no one has been teaching that class,” Kloepper said. “So we’ve resurrected the marine biology class and we plan on teaching this every two years. This trip to Belize was part of the lab component for our marine biology class that we offer here for majors.”Kloepper said studying Belize was an obvious choice because of its diverse environment. She said it provided a unique opportunity to learn more about a field that is not as prominent in a landlocked state like Indiana.“If you’re teaching marine biology in Indiana doing a lab is a little difficult. So we decided to make our lab one big field trip to Belize where it is a very diverse coral reef ecosystem that’s pretty easy to get to,” Kloepper said. “It’s also one of the few coral reefs that is still fairly unaffected by coral bleaching.”The class went boating in the morning and worked on their individual projects in the afternoon. Kloepper said the students would also go to the reefs in the morning together.“As a class we were doing a marine life census,” Kloepper said. “We are [going to] be sharing those data with an organization in Belize that tracks the organisms across the reefs.”Kloepper said the class spent the afternoon independently studying topics such as coral bleaching, species composition in sea grass beds and hermit crab competition. Senior biology major Casey Moorhead said during the trip the students saw what they learned in the classroom come to life by actually seeing the fish and algae of Belize.“We’ve been learning about fish identification, algae [identification] and we were able to apply what we learned in the class in the field over break,” Moorhead said. “It was nice being able to actually see certain fish and actually say ‘oh that’s a Blue Tang.’”Senior biology major Ally Pudlo said in an email that the class learned about how different organisms interact as well as their roles in the environment.“We learned about the different interactions that occur at the reefs between fish and the corals,” Pudlo said. “We also learned about how vital the mangroves are to the environment and what they provide for the fish and the people.”Moorhead said the main purpose of the trip was for the class to learn first-hand about coral reefs.“Mostly this trip was going out in the field and learning about different composition of the different reefs around there,” Moorhead said.Among the coral reefs they saw, students saw colorful reef fish and larger predators in them, Pudlo said.“We also saw larger fish, like barracudas, and large predators along the reef, like nurse sharks,” Pudlo said.Kloepper said the best way her biology students can learn is by experiencing and dealing with a situation when nothing is going according to plan.“When you’re out in the field doing field work nothing ever goes according to plan,” Kloepper said. “So it was really good for the students to be able to … learn how to adapt their experiments according to these real world scenarios.”Kloepper said her students adapted to field research quickly while facing challenges.“The students became very good field biologists overnight,” Kloepper said. “There was a lot of frustration, but a really important part of science is understanding that those frustrations are natural and learning how to change your experiment based on any challenges that come up.”While there were some frustrations, the students said overall they had a good time. Moorhead said she enjoyed the class’ night snorkel where it saw animals that were only out at night.“We did a night snorkel one night … we were all with our dive lights swimming around the reef and you would look to your left or right and it would just be complete darkness,” Moorhead said. “So we saw an eel, stingrays and then a sea star that opens up at night which was really cool.”A favorite memory for Pudlo was when the class took their last snorkeling class at the Angel Reef.“We enjoyed the beautiful coral reefs, and afterwards we got to swim around in the water and take pictures of each other swimming in the water,” Pudlo said. “This was an incredible trip, and I had a wonderful time with everyone who went on it.” Tags: Belize, coral reefs, lab, saint mary’s, Spring Break, trip
By Ian RansomMELBOURNE,(Reuters)-Australia head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day test against Pakistan with some festive cheer after winning the series opener in Brisbane but Steve Smith’s side will not find many Christmas presents under the tree from local media.Pundits described Australia’s 39-run win in the first day-night Test held at the Gabba as one of the most gripping matches of the year.However, they could conjure only faint praise for the home side after they set Pakistan a mammoth 490-run chase and very nearly let them get there on day five.“Australia will take a one-nil series lead to Melbourne, but it was Pakistan who skipped off the Gabba like winners,” cricket writer Malcolm Knox penned for Fairfax media.“For Australia to skim home with a 39-run margin, after leading by nearly 300 on the first innings, suggests a litany of blunders.”After losing five Tests in succession in Sri Lanka and at home to South Africa, Australia have hit back to win their last two with a new-look side energised by two of their three rookie batsmen.Smith, however, is under no illusions about his team’s growing pains.“It showed we’re still not the finished product,” he told reporters. “We’ve got to continue to work hard, and keep the foot on the throat when we’ve got (opponents) in that position, and be ruthless.”CAUTION CRITICISEDThe comments seemed ironic when weighed against Smith’s waiving of the right to enforce the follow-on after Pakistan were skittled for 142 in their first innings, 287 runs short of Australia’s total.His cautious field settings on day five, with Pakistan still needing 108 runs for victory with only two wickets in hand, were queried by former captains Michael Clarke and Mark Taylor and slammed as “ridiculous” by ex-England skipper Michael Vaughan.Smith’s faith in his front-line seamers was ultimately rewarded when Mitchell Starc broke through to remove centurion Asad Shafiq with a perfectly pitched bouncer.But it exacted a heavy physical toll that could have repercussions for the next match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Workhorse Josh Hazlewood bowled 42 overs in the second innings alone, with Starc, still yet to reach peak form after an injury lay-off in the leadup to the home summer, bowling 38.Along with fellow paceman Jackson Bird and spinner Nathan Lyon, the pair were spared only three overs’ work during a hot and humid five days at the Gabba, with part-time slow bowler Nic Maddinson the only non-specialist thrown the ball.Australia’s selectors said they would stick with the same 12 for the Melbourne Test but yesterday decided to draft in uncapped all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.
It’s official.In his first time speaking to the media since John Kinder played wide receiver in practice Tuesday, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer confirmed that the move is pretty much set in stone. He said he could always move Kinder back if he had to, but that he’s a wide receiver now and the goal is to bring him up to speed with that element of the offense.“I was real proud of John in his maturity,” Shafer said, “trying to help his team and be a selfless player.”Shafer said the move was Kinder’s idea. He added that it’s way too early to determine whether Kinder will get significant snaps as a wide receiver, but that Kinder’s motive for the switch was to play more and help the team win.Now he’ll have that opportunity. Kinder practiced with Drew Allen and the second team on Wednesday, suiting up in a green wide receiver’s jersey for the second consecutive day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“John Kinder,” Shafer said,” I just love him to death.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass