Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have added additional dates to their 2020 stadium tour, aptly titled, The Stadium Tour.The newly added dates will all take place before the tour’s previously-slated start of July 7th, when the bands will play Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. The tour will now begin on June 21st at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, followed by stops at Kansas City, MO’s Kauffman Stadium (6/23); St, Louis, MO’s Busch Stadium (6/25); Minneapolis, MN’s U.S. Bank Stadium (6/27); Nashville, TN’s Nissan Stadium (6/29); Cincinnati, OH’s Great American Ballpark (7/2); and Cleveland, OH’s First Energy Stadium (7/3). The previously-announced tour dates will continue from there.Related: Here’s What Goes Down At An Alice Cooper/Motley Crue ConcertAccording to Billboard, the tour sold more than 700,000 tickets and grossed more than $90 million in the first week tickets went on sale. This prompted the bands to add additional dates, with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott issuing the following statement: “The word on the street was that fans were overly excited about this stadium tour even before it was announced … well it’s out there now & it keeps getting bigger & bigger… this is going to be a MONSTER of a tour!”Tickets for the previously announced The Stadium Tour dates are available here. Tickets for the newly added dates will go on sale on January 6th. See below for a full list of The Stadium Tour dates.Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard, Joan Jet – The Stadium Tour – 2020 Tour DatesNewly added dates boldedSunday, June 21 – San Antonio, TX – Hard Rock StadiumTuesday, June 23 – Kansas City, MO – Kaufmann StadiumThursday, June 25 – St. Louis, MO – Busch StadiumSaturday, June 27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank StadiumMonday, June 29 – Nashville, TN – Nissan StadiumThursday, July 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American BallparkFriday, July 3 – Cleveland, OH – First Energy StadiumTuesday, July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock StadiumThursday, July 9 – Orlando, FL – Camping World StadiumSaturday, July 11 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America StadiumTuesday, July 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life FieldWednesday, July 15 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid ParkSunday, July 19 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle ParkThursday, July 23 – San Diego, CA – Petco ParkSaturday, July 25 – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm StadiumSunday, August 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust ParkTuesday, August 11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark StadiumThursday, August 13 – Buffalo, NY – New Era FieldSaturday, August 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank ParkSunday, August 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC ParkTuesday, August 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller ParkThursday, August 20 – Detroit, MI – Comerica ParkSaturday, August 22 – Washington, D.C. – Nationals ParkSunday, August 23 – Flushing, NY – Citi FieldTuesday, August 25 – Boston, MA – Fenway ParkFriday, August 28 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley FieldSunday, August 30 – Denver, CO – Coors FieldWednesday, September 2 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile ParkSaturday, September 5 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi StadiumView Tour Dates
Volunteers for the project give away more than 10,000 balloons to people who are commuting to work during the time span of Monday Morning.Arboleda, 30, is a multimedia artist based in New York City.With this particular installation, he aims to highlight the way a society approaches work and anything that can be described as mundane and routine, ordinary events that manage to escape our notice.(READ the story w/ photos from the BBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn an attempt to transform an ordinary Monday morning into something special, an artist has given thousands of yellow balloons to Kenyan commuters to counter the idea of Monday-morning blues.During the past year Yazmany Arboleda has also traveled to Japan and India orchestrating his “Living Sculpture” called Monday Morning.
We Stand For, a student group dedicated to drawing attention to social justice issues, is sponsoring a student-led teach-in focused on Title IX policy, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence Friday.Senior Grace Watkins said she and the other event organizers were inspired by a “Day of Action” rally in support of Title IX and sexual assault survivors at Columbia at the end of March.“Originally, we just wanted to, as a group, be involved in some way with combating violence against women — especially with the new administration and all the threatened cuts to domestic violence funding and rollback on Title IX protections,” Watkins said. “So we got connected with No Red Tape at Columbia, and they had this Day of Action planned. … So we decided to pool our resources, reach out to more people and plan the teach-in.”The teach-in is an event intended to “provide a forum for candid discussion on current Title IX procedures, complainant rights and rape culture,” according to a We Stand For press release. Fifth-year student Bryan Ricketts said he hopes the event provides clarity on current and potential Title IX policies.“There’s lots of confusion out there,” he said. “And so the point of that event at Columbia and the event here is to really drill down what Title IX is about, what that means here at Notre Dame, how that impacts various communities here at Notre Dame and what people can sort of expect moving forward — both at a national level, but also how they can get involved here on campus at a community advocacy level.”The group decided to host a teach-in rather than a rally — as Columbia did — in order to educate the Notre Dame community about why this kind of activism is necessary, Watkins said.“Our university doesn’t have the same kind of culture of activism around Title IX that the other involved campuses did,” she said. “So I view this, personally, as almost an attempt to catch up the student body to the point where there can be active rallies and protests around Title IX.”The discussion will focus mainly on national issues, Watkins said, but will tie them into policies at the University.“We will be talking about national policy level decisions through the lens of how they’ll affect our campus,” she said. “So specifically, what will Title IX look like if the preponderance-of-evidence standard isn’t used anymore — if we moved back up to [the] clear-and-convincing standard. It would be a disaster.”While students are welcome to share stories of their own experiences with the Title IX process at Notre Dame during the teach-in, Ricketts said there is no pressure for anyone to do so, as the event will be primarily policy-based.“We’re not asking that of people, and I wouldn’t even necessarily say that that needs to be a part of someone’s journey as someone who is a survivor of sexual violence,” he said. “If they want to, that’s wonderful, and we’ll absolutely support that, but I think we want to change the conversation beyond just sort of lamenting about how frustrating the process can be here, and move toward a conversation on how can we change that and ensure there are fewer of these stories.”Watkins said she hopes students who attend the teach-in leave with a greater understanding of Title IX and the potential results of proposed policy changes.“I want them to walk away knowing their rights,” she said. “I think that’s one of the most powerful ways to remain engaged and navigate the system and be empowered. And also [I want them to] have a mind to what may come in the next four years and how to prepare for that. Because I don’t claim to have all or even many of those answers, but I do know quite a bit about what may take place.”Tags: gender-based violence, sexual assault, teach-in, Title IX, We Stand For
Updated at 2:22 a.m.Editor’s Note: Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Observer sat down with Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s experts to break down the election and its importance to students. In its final installment, Associate News Editor Rachel O’Grady asked a variety of Notre Dame professors about their opinions on the projected winners of the race as they were announced.2:22 a.m. — Rachel O’Grady: What are your thoughts as Election Night draws to a close?Joshua Kaplan (director of undergraduate studies, political science department): At first I thought this was a matter of higher turnout among people who don’t normally vote and who were not included among the pollsters’ “likely voters,” but it looks like, despite changing demographics, it came down to Trump’s ability to get a very high percentage of the white vote. Trump was able to get the votes of anti-establishment voters, while also getting the votes of establishment Republicans who could not bring themselves to not support the Republican candidate. It is difficult to imagine this coalition holding together over time. I have believed for at least 16 years that the Republican party was approaching a crossroads where it would have to decide if it would or could continue to fall back on the strategy of getting large percentages of white voters in a racially divided electorate. This election shows that this strategy can still work in the short term, but at the great cost of divisive appeals that seem unsustainable. The coming years will present great challenges to Republicans, many of whom will be very unhappy with the direction the party is taking.2:04 a.m. — ROG: What are your thoughts as Election Night draws to a close?David Campbell (department chair, political science department): As I write these words, a winner has not yet been declared. However, no matter what happens, this is a stunning outcome. Either a Trump victory or a near miss underscores that there is great discontent in America.1:52 a.m. — ROG: What is your final assessment of the 2016 Election?Luis Fraga (co-director, Institute for Latino Studies): However challenging this election may seem to many, it does not compare to the challenges the next president will face to govern the nation. The way that the divisions and suspicions on display in this campaign are healed by the next president will be the true measure of success by which we should judge our next national leader.11:14 p.m. — ROG: Did Latino voter turnout impact the Florida result tonight?Fraga: Latino voter turnout was high in Florida. Again, as best we can tell at this point, that vote trended to Clinton. However, as best we can determine it right now, white voter turnout was very high as well. And much of that white turnout favored Trump in Florida, especially in traditionally Republican counties.ROG: What is Clinton’s path to victory this evening, and do you think it will happen?Fraga: Clinton’s path to victory, at 11 p.m., seems very narrow. She has to win either Michigan or Wisconsin, and Trump is leading in both states. Losing both Ohio and Florida makes her path to victory very, very problematic.10:09 p.m. — ROG: What is Trump’s path to victory at this point in the night?Campbell: At this point, even with Trump leading in Florida and Ohio, he would still need to run the table in order to win. North Carolina and Virginia are the states to watch.ROG: How has voter turnout impacted this election so far?Campbell: At this point, we do not yet know the turnout rate, but with Trump appearing to overperform, it suggests that Clinton’s get out the vote operation was not as successful as had been suggested. If that turns out to be true, it will mean rethinking a lot of what we thought we knew about voter mobilization.9: 25 p.m. — ROG: Florida is looking close at the moment. What would the implications of a win in the state be for either campaign? More generally, what’s your assessment of the electoral map right now?Geoffrey Layman (professor, political science department): Well, things are looking pretty good for Trump right now. He’s winning all the battleground states (Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia) at this point. Of course, there are still a lot of outstanding votes in these states. But, Trump supporters have to be happy right now. As for Florida, Trump absolutely needs it. Clinton still has a chance to win without it, but Trump does not. Losing would make it much harder for Clinton. … It should make her supporters nervous. But, Trump absolutely has to have it.8:05 p.m. — ROG: As the earliest exit polls are coming in, what are some important trends you are seeing? Kaplan: Conventional wisdom tells us that higher [voter] turnout normally favors Democratic candidates, but the Indiana results at this point seem to indicate that higher-than-normal turnout has benefited Republican candidates. It’s not a surprise that Republican candidates are doing well in Indiana, but if this pattern in turnout applies in other states, the results could be less predictable than the polls have indicated.Tags: Clinton, department of political science, election 2016, election night, Election Observer, Florida, Trump
July 28Tram Vo, 24, arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 2300 block of Twin City Highway.Christopher Rosas, 38, arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 2300 block of Twin City Highway.James Broome, 49, arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 6100 block of 25th St.Theft reported in the 5500 block of Park St.Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon reported in the 2800 block of Main.Assault reported in the 5400 block of Marion.Criminal mischief reported in the 5100 block of E. Parkway. July 24Assault reported in the 2800 block of Rose.Assault reported in the 2300 block of Owens.Burglary of a habitation reported in the 5500 block of Washington.Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported in the 6200 block of Warren. July 23Richard Hulsart, 32, arrested for warrants in the 4900 block of McKinley.Criminal mischief reported in the 6200 block of Washington.Assault reported in the 2800 block of Rose Avenue. July 26Assault reported in the 2900 block of Ruby Drive.Aggravated robbery reported in the 3000 block of Oak Avenue.Burglary of a building reported in the 6100 block of Wynona.Criminal mischief reported in the 6300 block of Dave.Credit/debit card abuse reported in the 5100 block of E. Parkway.Assault/interfere with emergency telephone call reported in the 2100 block of Main Avenue. July 25Matthew Parker, 26, arrested for public intoxication in the 5000 block of Monroe.Heather Nelson, 51, arrested for public intoxication in the 3000 block of Oak.Theft reported in the 5100 block of E. Parkway.Assault reported in the 5200 block of E. Parkway. The Groves Police Department made the following arrests and responded to the following calls between July 22 and July 28: July 27Auto burglary reported in the 5200 block of E. Parkway.Theft reported in the 3500 block of Charles.Possession of drug paraphernalia reported in the 4100 block of 39th.Burglary of a habitation reported in the 2700 block of 4th. July 22Sunny Wilson, 37, arrested on warrants in the 6600 block of Val.Farrell Frasier, 43, arrested on warrants in the 6600 block of Val.A theft was reported in the 6600 block of Val.Harassment reported in the 2900 block of Boyd.
Related A strong international field, featuring more than 20 elite triathletes from 10 countries, is gearing up for the inaugural XTERRA China off-road triathlon. The event will be held at the OCT Yangzong Lake Resort in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, this Sunday, September 22, 2019.As the grand finale of the 2019 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour, the event offers US$25,000 in prize money for the race, plus US$10,000 in tour bonuses to the top elite performers in the series, as well as 51 qualifying slots into the XTERRA World Championship for amateurs.XTERRA Global, owner and producer of the XTERRA World Tour, is producing the event in partnership with Yunnan Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) Industrial Company. The venue is well known for its mountains, lakes, forests, grasslands and caves; and boasts a bird’s eye view of the centuries-old Yunnan-Vietnam Railway.Headlining the men’s race is three-time XTERRA World Champion and four-time ITU Cross Tri World Champion, Ruben Ruzafa from Spain. The three-time XTERRA European Tour Champion will have plenty of challengers, as seven of the top eight men in the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour standings are on the start list, including a pair of French speedsters, Brice Daubord and Maxim Chane.XTERRA Europe Director and 2005 XTERRA World Champion, Nico Lebrun, who helped design the course, thinks Ruzafa, Daubord, Chane, and Kieran McPherson from New Zealand all have a chance at the title.“The question here will be who can adapt quickly to the altitude, and I think Ruben has an altitude tent, so he might have the advantage here,” said Lebrun, noting the base elevation at the swim start is about 6,000-feet. “Maxim, Kieran, and Brice will all be fighting for the podium, and it’s hard to say how they will do here in the thin air.”The women’s elite race features the top four women in the Asia-Pacific Tour rankings fighting for the race and the tour title, plus a handful of wildcards that could steal the show.Australia’s Penny Slater won the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race in Kenting back in March and the APAC Tour title last year as well. She has 167 points, two more than her coach, Jacqui Allen, and with a win in Kunming she could secure the tour title for the second year in a row.One elite who has proven she can race at altitude is five-time XTERRA Mexico Champion Fabiola Corona, who will be competing in her fourth XTERRA in four weeks in four countries.“I’m very excited for this moment,” said Nico Lebrun, who spent many months in China helping design the course and hosting educational clinics in China on coaching, training, and course management. “This is the first time I created so many parts of a bike loop, with many local workers to help out.“We were totally free to dig and create trails where we wanted thanks to OCT, and it’s been a very good experience. The bike loop is now very nice, and maybe a bit short and not as technical for our top elites but the perfect balance for locals and still very hard for most of them.”The race combines a 1.5km swim in the azure-colored Yangzong Lake with a 30km two-loop mountain bike course that winds through the region’s renowned purple sage flowers, and a 10km trail run that twists along mountain and lake trails.“Seeing the course totally finished is very nice,” added Lebrun. “We also have all these beautiful flowers, with many places looking like Maui. I really think it will be perfect.“Kunming is a great destination for XTERRA. The course itself is beautiful and has a good mix of single track, big climbs, and open spaces for passing. It’s a real adventure. There is a small town to explore the local shops, culture, and restaurants, and the food is delicious. The whole experience is fascinating, and I look forward to celebrating the inaugural event with everyone this weekend.”www.xterraplanet.comwww.chinaoct.com
A safe return to school this fall can be managed only at the local level and only if local disease transmission is low, said Mike Ryan, MD, who directs the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) health emergencies program, in a live Q&A today with Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO COVID-19 technical lead.”Going back to school depends on the local epidemiology, the local transmission, the local profile of schools, the size of schools, the density of schools, the resources that schools have,” he said, adding that this means that overcrowded schools with the fewest resources and most socioeconomically disadvantaged students will be at a disproportionately high risk for outbreaks.Ryan said that although many schools have wisely decided to implement innovative precautions such as staggering start times, reducing student movement around the school, and using distance learning, the decision to reopen schools is fraught with complexities and is an obvious source of worry for parents, teachers, and students.In response to a question about universal diagnostic testing of students before school begins, he said that testing is no guarantee of a safe return to school because of the high rate of false-negative results. “If they’re positive today, yes, you can remove that person, but if they’re negative it doesn’t mean anything, because that person can become positive within a few days, especially if they’ve been exposed recently.”Global COVID-19 cases are at 22,233,913, including 783,243 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University dashboard.Vaccine nationalism warningsToday, Pope Francis urged wealthy countries not to hoard any potential coronavirus vaccine and to give bailouts to businesses committed to protecting the environment, promoting the common good, and helping the needy and disenfranchised. The announcement follows yesterday’s warning from the WHO that vaccine nationalism would worsen the pandemic.”The pandemic is a crisis, and one never exits from a crisis returning to the way it was before,” the pope said. “Either we leave better, or we leave worse. We have to leave better in order to tackle social injustices and environmental degradation.”One outbreak slowdown, many more resurgencesVictoria state, Australia’s COVID-19 hot spot, has reported a slowdown in the number of new infections after an uptick in cases led authorities to impose a strict lockdown in early August. Since yesterday, 216 new cases and 12 deaths were reported, down from more than 700 daily cases before the lockdown. Also today, Australia reported that it has made a deal with AstraZeneca to supply a possible vaccine to all citizens for free.Its neighbor, New Zealand, which saw a resurgence in coronavirus cases in recent days after 100 days of no disease activity, reported 6 new infections today—1 of them imported by a woman from Qatar and the other 5 traced to the recent community outbreak, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The country has recorded about 90 active cases.Meanwhile, other regions and countries, many of which were able to contain earlier outbreaks, are struggling with new spikes in cases and deaths:AfricaEthiopia saw new cases rise 80% in 1 day, Al Jazeera reported, pushing infections in that country to 32,700, with 572 deaths. AsiaNepal reported that more than 1,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 7 died from their infections in the past day—the country’s worst single-day surge, according to Reuters. Nepal now has 28,257 cases and 114 deaths. Kathmandu and neighboring areas reported 205 new cases, an increase in 10% from the day before; as a result, the capital city has temporarily forbidden transportation and public and religious gatherings just ahead of the Hindu festival season.South Korea today reported 297 cases, its sharpest daily rise since early March and the sixth consecutive day of triple-digit increases, Reuters According to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the country’s case tally stands at 16,058, with 306 deaths. At least 166 of the new cases are tied to the Sarang Jeil Church, for 623 cases total from that outbreak, while three other outbreaks have been linked to churches in Seoul and one to a church in Yongin. At least 50 cases have been traced to a coffee business in Paju. Authorities in Seoul and neighboring regions have ordered nightclubs, karaoke bars, buffets, and computer cafes to shut down amid the crisis. EuropeCroatia has set a new COVID-19 record, with 219 cases in the past day, pushing the total of active cases to 1,520, according to Al Jazeera, and prompting neighboring Slovenia to warn its citizens in Croatia to return by week’s end or face a 2-week quarantine.Ireland reported 190 new cases yesterday, the second-highest daily increase since early May, Reuters The case growth rate in the previous 2 weeks was the fourth-highest in Europe. While restaurants and pubs that serve food can remain open, visitors to homes are limited to six, outdoor gatherings are limited to 15, and fans cannot attend sporting events.Italy registered 642 new coronavirus infections today, adding to fears of an epidemic resurgence amid rapid increases in case numbers similar to those seen when the country ended lockdowns in early May, according to The Guardian. Officials have ordered discos to shut down and mandated wearing masks outdoors in some areas.Spain today recorded 3,715 new COVID-19 cases, the most since the country lifted its lockdown in late June, according to Al Jazeera. Middle EastToday, Iran set the record for highest death toll of any Middle East country—20,000. The country, which also has the region’s biggest outbreak, did not let rising case numbers stop it from holding college entrance exams for more than 1 million students. Iran also plans to hold large Shia ceremonies later this month.Lebanon officials have ordered a 2-week business shutdown and overnight curfews to contain a surge of COVID-19 cases, which will give the country time to manage the fallout from the Aug 4 explosion at a Beirut warehouse, which killed 178 people, injured more than 6,000, overwhelmed half of the city’s medical centers, and displaced nearly 250,000 people. The number of new daily infections is now more than 400. Since February, Lebanon has recorded 9,337 cases and 105 deaths.
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A tanker fire which started in the early morning hours on September 6 has temporarily closed the Houston Ship Channel, according to the United States Coast Guard.Around midnight, a pilot aboard the 810-foot tanker, Aframax River, notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders that the tanker was on fire near the Intercontinental Terminals Company.It was reported that a bunker tank was punctured and caught fire. The 2002-built tanker was not loaded and carrying product when the incident occurred.The Houston Ship Channel was closed at 12:08 a.m., and the Coast Guard established a safety zone from the Cargil facility to the Cemex docks. The channel remains closed to all traffic for 1 mile southwest of the Battleship Texas State Historic site, between the Cargill facility and the Cemex dock, as teams respond to leaked fuel oil from the ship.The fire has been extinguished and all tanker crew members are accounted for with no injuries reported.A port of Houston fire boat and Coast Guard investigators will remain on scene, USCG said.The reopening of the channel will depend on the results of inspections.