STS9, GRiZ, The Floozies To Headline Backwoods At Mulberry Mountain

first_imgThe Backwoods Music Festival, held on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas from April 20 to 22, has released their 2018 lineup! The lineup includes headlining appearances from STS9, GRiZ, Snails, and The Floozies. The full lineup, in alphabetical order, includes Andy Frasco and the U.N., Emancipator, Figure, Jade Cicada, Michal Menert, Modern Measure, Muzzy Bear, Papadosio, Space Jesus, Sunsquabi, The Werks, Yheti, Zoogma, and many more.Enjoy three days of music, art, camping and activities with over 60 bands in one of the most majestic sites in the country. For more information, head to the festival’s website.Check out the 2018 video lineup announcement below:2018 Backwoods Music Festival:STS9GrizSnailsThe FlooziesAndy Frasco and the U.N.EmancipatorFigureJade CicadaMichal MenertModern MeasureMuzzy BearrPapadosioSpace JesusSunsquabiThe WerksYhetiZoogmaAplsozBeardthugBrainrackCntrllaCut RugsDanny GroovesEazyBakedKirby BrightLodurrSaltySmithSmokestaxSpankaliciousArkansauceAttaBandikookCalliope MusicalsDalton RichmondDeep SequenceDon MegaEvixExit 9FlintwickFractal SkyGlass CannonGroovementHenna RosoHigher LearningKraangLinear SymmetryLYFTDMass RelayMeeshM.O.BNappy DreadNational Park RadioNo.Faces.Opal Agafia & The Sweet NothingsRecessRecycled FunkRolling FoliageRyan ViserShatter Worms FamilySpace4LeaseSpace KadetTank TopThe GetbyeThe 1 Oz. JigTrouble in the StreetsYokai[photo: Backwoods Facebook]last_img read more

UK insurers, consultants produce de-risking guide as medical underwriting gains ground

first_imgThe sector needed to develop an atmosphere of trust, she said, by highlighting potential benefits and risks as well as setting out what companies, advisers, trustees and consumers could expect from the process.“We’re trying to make sure the document gives a fair and balanced view of medical underwriting compared to a conventional approach,” said Mike Edwards, head of product development at L&G in the bulk annuities business.  “In some cases it would be the right thing to do in other cases it wouldn’t,” he said.One of the potential advantages of medical underwriting is that it might result in a lower premium, he said.But trustees and sponsors had raised concerns that if they did opt to have individual scheme members’ health and lifestyles assessed in order to set annuity prices, the price could end up being higher as well as lower than it would otherwise have been, he said.And once a scheme had made a detailed enquiry about medical underwriting, if it then decided not to go ahead with the deal, other bulk annuity providers might take this as a sign that the membership was in better-than-average health and decline to quote. Other firms behind the Good Practice Guide are CMS Cameron McKenna, Just Retirement, Law Debenture and LCP. Insurers and advisers in the UK pensions sector are putting together a guide for trustees and sponsors to help them decide whether or not to use medical underwriting when buying bulk annuities.JLT Employee Benefits,  Partnership, Aviva, Hymans Robertson, Legal & General and others said they plan to produce a “robust guide for the industry”, which will aim to formalise and improve existing industry standards.The move has been prompted by the arrival of new insurers in the market, ready to look at the health and lifestyle characteristics of individual scheme members when setting premiums, the group said.Margaret Snowdon, director of JLT Employee Benefits, said: “With an increasing number of businesses keen to explore using medical underwriting as part of their de-risking strategy, now is the time for the industry to step up and develop a robust guide to ensure good practice.”last_img read more

Batesville Participates In EIAC Swimming Meet

first_imgGirls:  Elizabeth Weiler to 15th, Audrey Hall to 25th.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene. EIAC Swimming Championships at South Dearborn.Thomas Hatcher-Batesville:  MVP of the EIAC for 2013-2014.   Girls Team Results:  Connersville 117; Greensburg 69; Batesville 54; South Dearborn 40; East Central 30; Lawrenceburg 17; Rushville 0.Batesville Girls are 13-5 on the season.Boys Team Results:  Connersville 102; EC 93; BHS 64; GHS 39; LHS 16; SD 12; Rushville 4.Batesville Boys are 11-4 on the season.Batesville Results.Medley relay:, Girls Runner Up (El Weiler, Gutzwiller, Cox, Villani).Boys (Weiler, Hatcher, Hawkins, Hunter CONFERENCE CHAMPS.200 Free:  Girls Eliz Weiler 6th,  Caplinger 11th, Ally Ritter 12th.Boys:  Evan Miller 8th, Clayton McKinley 10th, Nathan Hall 12th.200 IM:  Girls Emily Gutzwiller 3rd,    Emily Weiler 8th, Lexi Hatcher 11th.Boys Matt Weiler  Runner up, Jacob Hawkins 8th Zach Hall 11th.50 Free:  Girls Taylor Villani 4th, Audrey Hall 6th Maggie Schwettman 10th.Boys Graham Hunter 7th, Seth Parker 8th, Clayton McKinley 9th.100 Fly:  Girls  Emily Gutzwiller 2nd, Hannah Cox 4th.Boys Jacob Hawkins 5th, Kegan Main 6th , Nathan Hall 10th.100 Free: Girls Taylor Villani 3rd, Audrey Hall 6th , Maggie Schwettman 11th.Boys Thomas Hatcher CONFERENCE CHAMP, Graham Hunter 6th  Zach Hall 12th.500 Free:  Girls Sarah Espin 4th, Lauren Caplinger 8th, Ally Ritter 12th.Boys  Evan Miller 7th, Damien Pelo 8th , Harsh Patel 13th.200 Free Relay:  Girls (El Weiler, Gutzwiller, Villani, Hall  3rd.Boys Runner Up (Weiler, Hatcher, McKinley, Hunter) 10th fastest time ever at BHS.100 Back:  Girls:  Emily Wiler 9th, Hannah Cox 10th, Sarah Poltrack 14th.Boys:  Weiler CONFERENCE CHAMP, Seth Parker 5th, Ben Schwettman 10th.100 Breast:  Girls El Weiler 3rd, Lexi Hatcher 6th, Sarah Espin 7th.Boys:  Thomas Hatcher CONFERENCE CHAMP SCHOOL RECORD, Damien Pelo 8th, Grant Greene 10th.400 Free Relay:  Girls (Em Weiler, Cox, Hall, Esping) 4th.Boys (Miller, McKinley, Hawkins, Parker 3rd.For Batesville.Top 10 times of all time  Girls.200 medley relay-8th, 200 free relay-3rd; Most Pts scored conference meet-Gutzwiller 13.50-5th.Top 10 times of all time  Boys.200 free relay-10th, Thomas Hatcher 100 breast new school record, 50 breast split Hatcher-2nd; Most Pts scored at conference Hatcher 20-2nd, Weiler 18-4th.Top 10 swimmers in an event of all time.Girls:   50 free:  Audrey Hall from 8th to 7th, 200 free relay-2nd, 50 back split El Weiler from 6th to 4th; Mst pts scored conference career; El Weiler to 7th-T.Boys:  200 medley relay-9th  50 free: Graham Hunter from 9th to 8th, 200 free relay 6th, 100 breast Hatcher from 3rd to 1st; 50 free split Graham Hunter-9th.Senior Top 10.Boys:  50 free: Hunter from 10th to 9th, 100 free Hatcher from 6th to 2nd, 100 breast Hatcher from 3rd to 1st.Junior Top 10.Girls:  500 free Espin from 9th to 6th.Boys:   50 free Parker to 10th, 100 back Parker from 9th to 4th.Sophomore Top 10.Girls:  100 free Emily Weiler to 10th, 100 breast Hatcher from 9th to 6th, 200 IM Emily Weiler from 7th to 6th.Freshman Top 10.Girls: 50 free Maggie Schwettman to 10th.All Time Scoring.Boys:  Hatcher to 9th.last_img read more

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large study reveals

first_img Source: Jul 18 2018In an Addiction Biology study, the estimated prevalence of very high risk drinking level (VHRDL, defined as drinking >100 g of ethanol per day) in 13 European Union countries was 0.74-0.85 percent, with a risk of disease or injury of 13.5 per 100 people with VHRDL per year.In an additional analysis in 9 European countries, VHRDL caused 53.6 percent of all liver cirrhosis, 43.8 percent of all pancreatitis, and 41.1 percent of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers. Applying these findings to French mortality data resulted in a life expectancy of 47-61 years for people with VHRDL, which is 21-35 years less than the general population.These results indicate that the health burdens of VHRDL are potentially large, and interventions targeting VHRDL should be considered when formulating public health policies.”Public health seems to have overlooked people with very high drinking levels and seen them primarily as a small minority who should be helped clinically in the health care system. However, a more systematic analysis shows that marked burden of disease is associated with this drinking pattern in Europe, and more comprehensive policies should be considered,” said lead author Dr. Jürgen Rehm, of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Researchat the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, in Canada.last_img read more

Universities held hostage in Nicaraguas political crisis

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Oswaldo Rivas/REUTERS Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) By Lizzie WadeDec. 18, 2018 , 4:00 PM Students, seen here protesting in July, have been at the forefront of the opposition against President Daniel Ortega. Universities ‘held hostage’ in Nicaragua’s political crisiscenter_img Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Email The repression has struck particularly hard at Nicaragua’s universities, where firings, arrests, and attacks on students have brought higher education and research to a virtual standstill. “It all started with university students, so universities have been the target of repression,” says Huete-Pérez, who spoke at a 13 December meeting at UCA to discuss the crisis. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights now considers students one of the most imperiled groups in the country. “The university system is being held hostage,” says María Luisa Acosta, a human rights lawyer and president of the Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (ACN) in Managua, which organized last week’s meeting. (Acosta went into exile in June after being threatened by paramilitary forces.)Critics say state universities have been co-opted by the government, especially the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in Managua, which fired more than 40 professors and expelled nearly 100 students who had demonstrated or expressed support for the movement. “We were fired because we spoke out against the silence and complicity that allowed the universities to permit students to be killed, repressed, and detained,” says sociologist Freddy Quezada, another speaker at the meeting, who lost his job in July. (UNAN did not respond to Science’s interview requests.)The crisis is also disrupting collaborations with foreign scientists. Huete-Pérez’s department had to suspend the Nicaraguan Biotechnology Conference, which UCA organized every 2 years with scientists from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other U.S. universities. Evolutionary biologist Axel Meyer of the University of Konstanz in Germany isn’t sure whether he can continue his studies of fish evolution in Nicaragua’s crater lakes this winter; Gerald Urquhart, a tropical ecologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing who has worked in Nicaragua for decades, has postponed fieldwork indefinitely and canceled his study abroad program in Nicaragua. “I am saddened by the limitations this places on my relationship with Nicaraguan colleagues,” he says.UCA, a private Jesuit university, is one of Nicaragua’s last remaining bastions of free speech. In addition to publicly supporting the student movement, “they opened their doors to thousands of demonstrators” after the government fired on a protest in May, killing at least 17, says Carlos Tünnermann Bernheim, a former minister of education and UNAN rector. But teaching has been disrupted, as at most universities. “It’s not safe enough to bring students to campus,” Huete-Pérez says. He and others are holding classes online, but it’s not the same, he says: “I teach biochemisty and biotechnology. You need a lab for that.”Now, UCA faces a more direct threat. The Nicaraguan legislature is considering a bill that would end the state funding the university receives under a law that designates its work as public service. “It’s a direct aggression,” says Josefina Vijil, a UCA education scientist and a member of ACN’s leadership. Much of UCA’s public funding goes to scholarships, “so if they do this, the ones who suffer are the students,” Tünnermann Bernheim says.Vijil especially worries about lasting psychological trauma to the researchers and students who lived through the crisis. Still, she and other participants in the UCA meeting spent time brainstorming for the day when students are back in classrooms, and made tentative plans for writing a book about university autonomy. “We need to start imagining—and articulating—the country we want in 50 years,” Vijil says. Este artículo está disponible en español.Molecular biologist Jorge Huete-Pérez, a professor at Central American University (UCA) in Managua, is one of many Nicaraguan academics whose life and work have been upended by an escalating political crisis. A longtime critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, Huete-Pérez was inspired in April when demonstrations against a proposed cut to social security evolved into a new movement against Ortega’s stranglehold on political power and his brutal repression of dissent. He felt a responsibility to support the students on the movement’s front lines and joined their protests many times.But on 14 October, about 2 weeks after the government outlawed political demonstrations, Huete-Pérez flinched. “I was about to open the [car] door to get out and join” another protest, he recalls, when police began to beat and arrest demonstrators close by. He slammed the door and sped away. “I literally felt like I was running for my life,” he says. “I had not been that scared in a long time.”Many others, too, have recently stayed home in the face of an intensifying crackdown by Ortega, a leader of the Sandinista movement that overthrew a dictator in 1979. Ortega has become increasingly autocratic since beginning his second stint as president in 2007. More than 300 protesters have been killed and at least as many have been arrested, according to Amnesty International; some have been charged with terrorism. Tens of thousands more have gone into exile. Just last week, police raided offices of an independent newspaper and several nongovernmental organizations, including a leading human rights group.last_img read more