Eddie Vedder Gives Heart-Wrenching Tribute To His “Older Brother” Chris Cornell

first_imgOn May 26th, when the family and friends of the late Chris Cornell laid the 90’s alt-rock prophet to rest at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, many noted the absence of his longtime friend and collaborator Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam vocalist was preparing to kick off his European solo tour with a performance in Amsterdam the following evening, and had been relatively silent about Cornell in the days since his death.A Brief History of Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, And Short-Lived But Everlasting Supergroup Temple of the DogAs his tour began, Vedder made a few subtle nods to Chris’s loss, but had not spoken at length about his feelings on the matter until last night’s show in London. During the performance, Vedder took a moment to muse about his feelings in the wake of Cornell’s suicide with a characteristically rambling yet gracefully sincere remembrance–to which the audience responded with a standing ovation. You can read a full transcript of the passage below:Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate these days. I was thinking about the history of this building and the Bowie history. So I started to think about that and my mind began to wander. It’s not a good…So I haven’t really been talking about some things and I kind of… now it feels like it’s conspicuous because I lost a really close friend of mine, somebody who…(applause)I’ll say this too, I grew up as 4 boys, 4 brothers and I lost my brother 2 years ago tragically like that in an accident and after that and losing a few other people, I’m not good at it, meaning I’m not…I have not been willing to accept the reality and that’s just how I’m dealing with it (applause starts) no, no, no, no…So I want to be there for the family, be there for the community, be there for my brothers in my band, certainly the brothers in his band. But these things will take time but my friend is going to be gone forever and I will just have to…These things take time and I just want to send this out to everyone who was affected by it and they all back home and here appreciate it so deeply the support and the good thoughts of a man who was a … you know he wasn’t just a friend he was someone I looked up to like my older brother. About two days after the news, I think it was the second night we were sleeping in this little cabin near the water, a place he would’ve loved. And all these memories started coming in about 1:30am like woke me up. Like big memories, memories I would think about all the time. Like the memories were big muscles.And then I couldn’t stop the memories. And trying to sleep it was like if the neighbours had the music playing and you couldn’t stop it. But then it was fine because then it got into little memories. It just kept going and going and going. And I realised how lucky I was to have hours worth of…you know if each of these memories was quick and I had hours of them. How fortunate was I?! And I didn’t want to be sad, wanted to be grateful not sad. I’m still thinking about those memories and I will live with those memories in my heart and I will…love him forever.Vedder, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Pearl Jam earlier this year, got his first big “break” contributing vocals to Temple of the Dog, the short-lived Cornell brainchild that has since attained cult-classic status. You can watch Cornell and Vedder’s final vocal duet on the supergroup’s biggest hit, “Hunger Strike,” from Bridge School Benefit 2014 below via YouTube user mfc172:[h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images]last_img read more

Angel Reapers Will Extend Off-Broadway

first_img Angel Reapers Show Closed This production ended its run on March 20, 2016 Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Martha Clarke Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry’s Angel Reapers will extend off-Broadway through March 20; it had previously been set to shutter on March 13. The production began previews on February 2 and will officially open on February 22 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Directed and choreographed by Clarke, the show features traditional Shaker songs and a mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements. Angel Reapers follows the Shakers, an early American religious sect, which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold.The cast includes Sophie Bortolussi, Nicholas Bruder, Asli Bulbul, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Ingrid Kapteyn, Rico Lebron, Gabrielle Malone, Sally Murphy, Matthew Oaks, Andrew Robinson and yon tande.last_img read more

Local Author Donates Her New Book To Help Fill The Food Shelves

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Listen up: Escape the effects of noise pollution

first_imgI’m awake early this morning, and I walk to the end of the driveway to retrieve the papers. The sky is clear, the air fresh and cool. But the drone of the highway hangs in the air, too, the monotonous, dull sound of trucks, cars, and motorcycles passing through Asheville on I-40, just a few hundred yards to the west of me. Even through a dense forest of mature trees, the drone is continuous and palpable. My neighbor and friend has begun recording birdsong on our campus, and the resulting sonogram reveals that, even at times when we are not quite conscious of the highway sounds, the drone is present, ever titillating our senses at a deep level. And I wonder: What effect has this had on me and my family over the past thirteen years?Environmental health researchers report that tens of millions of Americans suffer adverse effects from noise exposure, including sleep disruption, stress, hypertension, and even cardiovascular disease. Many readers of this magazine are probably especially susceptible to noise exposure, given that we live in the populated eastern United States. Our exposure to noise is unrelenting, stemming from road and rail traffic, air transportation, and industrial and occupational sources. And, of course, there’s always the ubiquitous leaf blower and the yapping dog down the street.Mostly, we are not even aware of some or any of the effects, as we have become desensitized at a conscious level, accepting noise exposure as a tradeoff for the benefits of modernity. The good news is that many people are working at all levels of society to help reduce noise exposure for Americans, too. For example, the technology exists now for quieter leaf blowers, and police and fire sirens are being developed to focus on horizontal sound, so that people in high-rise buildings will not hear them. There are nonprofits dedicated to the cause of reducing noise exposure, such as Noise Free America. Of course, when we all drive electric cars—and some day we will—there will be almost an overnight transformation of the urban soundscape.A recent study published in Science and summarized by the national news outlets, found that almost two-thirds of protected areas in the continental United States suffer from significant human-induced noise pollution. Still, these wilderness areas, national forests, and urban parks may be our only reprieve from the unrelenting noise we hear in our urban/suburban residential and commercial areas in which many of us spend most of our lives.I am fortunate to live less than an hour’s drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Driving to the crowded Clingman’s Dome or Cades Cove areas will not suffice, but obtaining a backcountry permit and spending a couple of nights deeper in the wilderness may. Most of us have access to a quieter area in our region, even if it takes some effort to get there. A few days of hearing cascading brooks and wood thrushes may be just the antidote to modernity all of us need. Go outside and play … and listen.last_img read more

Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link489Shares Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain Members of the England squad on their trip to China (Picture: Getty Images)‘And if you remember the line of ‘collective responsibility’ that came out, that was Tony Adams taking control of a group of people and saying, “We’ll all pay the fine, we’ll all pay for the damage, but we’ll all say that we did it”.‘It gave me the lessons of sticking together, about what you do when someone’s in trouble, and that’s how I’ve always approached it from there on in terms of you never ever stitch your teammates up, you never once throw them overboard.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I think that’s something that’s really important in terms of shaping you as you get through football in terms of how you look at football players in your dressing room as they make a mistake.’That England side went on to have great success, getting to the semi-finals of the Euros that summer before ultimately losing to Germany on penalties.MORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert PiresMORE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka explains why Marcus Rashford is his ‘toughest opponent’ in Manchester United trainingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal defender Adams was captain for both club and country (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed how former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams taught him a valuable lesson when he ordered the squad to take the blame for Paul Gascoigne wreaking havoc on a plane.Terry Venables’ England side were on the way back from a trip to China and Hong Kong in preparation for hosting Euro 96 when the midfielder responded badly to a slap on the head from Alan Shearer, smashing seats and throwing cushions on a Cathay Pacific flight.An inquest from the FA followed, but instead of giving up the culprit, Arsenal legend Adams decided the team would stand as one and take the blame together.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: ‘The FA wanted someone out of the squad, they wanted to know who it was, they wanted basically to have a fall guy, a scapegoat.ADVERTISEMENT‘Terry Venables told us this and said, “Go into that room over there”, and we all went in as a group of players to come up with a solution because the FA wanted to know who did it.‘Tony Adams stood up in the room and said, “No-one is a scapegoat in this room, we all go out there and take collective responsibility”.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

Summit takes note of real needs

first_imgAUSTRALIAN transport ministers convened in Melbourne on September 10 for the Australian Transport Council’s Rail Summit. The ostensible reason for the meeting was to discuss which line should be built to Darwin (p697) – expressions of interest for the Alice Springs proposal close on November 30. In practice, thanks to a hard-hitting and intensive lobbying campaign by the Australasian Railway Association (p693), ministers were persuaded to get down to serious discussion about the future of Australia’s existing rail network. The more-than-welcome result was a framework agreement that puts in place several key elements in the jigsaw of interstate rail services.Noting that no party was satisfied with the present messy arrangements governing interstate rail service, ministers acknowledged that regulatory and operational ’breaks of gauge’ needed to be eliminated. To achieve this they agreed a set of principles which will help develop detailed proposals for reform to be considered on November 14. These include:last_img read more

Australians losing out on AUD10bn in superannuation savings, report finds

first_imgIn this changing world of employment, technology had made it easier to segment work into smaller parcels, with employees often falling outside the scope of superannuation.Women especially were penalised by the current model, being more likely to participate in part-time or casual work that increasingly came in the form of a contractor rather than employee relationship.“Abolition of the $450 threshold could help up to one million Australian workers boost their superannuation savings”Rose Kerlin, AustralianSuper group executive, membershipThe study said women – particularly those in part-time work – were also overwhelmingly caught by an outdated provision that restricted superannuation payments to individual jobs paying more than AUD450 per month.The problem was large enough to undermine the success of Australia’s retirement income system and required an urgent response from policy-makers, regulators and the industry, the report said.Rose Kerlin, AustralianSuper group executive, membership, called for reform, including abolition of the AUD450 threshold, to ensure the superannuation system kept pace with the changing nature of work in the economy.“AustralianSuper believes that, without meaningful reform, the superannuation system will leave vulnerable workers behind when it comes to retirement,” she said. “Abolition of the $450 threshold could help up to one million Australian workers boost their superannuation savings.”Cbus chief executive officer David Atkin said that in the construction industry – for which Cbus is the leading industry superannuation fund – transient contract work, casualisation and self-employment were not new, but were increasing and affecting people’s retirement savings.“Not surprisingly, the construction industry features prominently in the research around those not receiving compulsory super contributions, with an estimated gap of nearly $2 billion a year affecting the retirement savings of nearly 350,000 people,” Atkin said.“After 25 years of compulsory superannuation in Australia, it is clear that there is a large and growing number of Australians not sufficiently saving for their retirement.“It’s time for industry, regulators, policy-makers, employers and unions to come together to discuss solutions.” An estimated 2.3 million Australian workers are missing out on some AUD10bn (€6.4bn) in superannuation each year as a result of the rise of the gig economy and the shift to casual employment, according to a new study.The study was commissioned by AustralianSuper and Cbus Super, which have a combined membership of almost three million and assets of some AUD173bn.It said that without action, the number of workers missing out will rise to 3.1 million – one in five workers – by 2027 and AUD23bn yearly in contributions will be lost.Those missing out on Australia’s universal superannuation levy of 9.5% were employed in the ‘gig’ economy and ‘non-traditional’ work environments, according to the study.last_img read more

European research confirms abortion increases risk of future preterm births

first_imgWorldMag 22 June 2015Studies leading up to a 2009 meta-analysis indicate the medical community has been aware for years of a link between abortions (induced and spontaneous) and subsequent preterm births. New research from Europe pinpoints surgical dilation and curettage (D&C) procedures as the culprit.A D&C is one of the most common methods of first trimester surgical abortion. A doctor may also perform a D&C after a miscarriage (also known as a spontaneous abortion) to remove the lifeless baby’s body.Last week in Lisbon, at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Dr. Pim Ankum of the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam presented his analysis of 21 cohort studies involving nearly 2 million women. He found women who had undergone a D&C after an abortion or miscarriage faced in a subsequent pregnancy a 29 percent higher chance of a preterm birth (defined as between 32 and 37 weeks) and a 69 percent greater chance of a very preterm birth (before 32 weeks).During natural labor, the cervix dilates and thins over the course of several hours. But in some D&C procedures, an abortionist expands the cervix with metal rods. The abortionist then uses a spoon-shaped instrument called a curette to kill and scrape out the preborn baby. Ankum suggested the traumatic dilation during a D&C may injure a woman’s cervix, made mostly of muscle, increasing the possibility it will open prematurely in a future pregnancy. The invasive procedure may also introduce certain genital tract infections known to cause premature birth.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1 out of every 9 babies born in the United States is preterm. Many of them experience breathing or feeding difficulties, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and hearing or visual impairments. In 2010, more than one-third of all infant deaths in the United States could be traced to preterm-related causes.http://www.worldmag.com/2015/06/european_research_confirms_abortion_increases_risk_of_future_preterm_birthslast_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams Dominate Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer Teams defeated The  Franklin County Wildcats in Varsity and JV action at Brookville.JV.  Record: 2-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 8,  Franklin County 0Varsity.  Record: 3-0 (EIAC 2-0)BHS. 10,  Franklin County 0Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

Lady Trojans VB Results At Zionsville

first_imgECVB traveled to Zionsville for the first time on Saturday. Varsity didn’t fair too well, going 1-2 on the day.   EC vs. Zionsville- lost 25-16, 25-15It was our typical Saturday morning start- slow, no energy, and one step behind. The girls did a good job at trying to put some runs together, but we made everything too easy for Zionsville. We gave them over half of their points in the match with unforced errors and gave them too many easy balls. Playing a disciplined team means you have to make them work for every point and we didn’t do that. On a more exciting note, senior Molly Gregg hit another milestone! She has officially recorded over 1,000 career digs and continues to be one of our best defensive threats! Congrats, Molly!   EC vs Zionsville 9-14-19EC vs. Ritter- lost 25-21, 18-25, 13-15-13We defeated Cardinal Ritter a couple of weeks ago at Brownstown 2-0, but couldn’t get into a groove often enough on Saturday to do the same. Instead, we were slow to the ball and lacked any kind of enthusiasm. It looked like we just hoped Ritter would make an error instead of going after it and trying to earn points. We went through the motions and the result showed.   EC vs Ritter 9-14-19EC vs. West Lafayette- won 25-22, 25-11  The first set was more of a battle than it should be, but the girls ended the day on a good note. They dominated the second set with strong, precise serving and much improved serve receive. Our defense, both at the net and in the back court, did a great job at keeping us in system and keeping West Lafayette out of system and out of the comfort zone.   EC vs West Lafayette 9-14-19Varsity is now 11-6 on the season.    Next up: Batesville Tuesday at EC. JV starts at 5.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more