Dave Matthews, Santana & More To Perform At Inaugural ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ Festival

first_imgA brand new music festival is coming to the Atlanta area. Created by Harry Belafonte’s non-profit organization Sankofa.org, the new music and arts festival will adopt a theme of human rights to create a meaningful dialogue. Dubbed Many Rivers To Cross, a number of talented performers will join forces from October 1-2 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.The lineup announcement from Billboard showcases a number of top-tier artists for the two-day event, including Dave Matthews, Santana, Common, John Legend, Public Enemy and Estelle. There will also be sets from comedian Chris Rock, actor/activist Jesse Williams, actor Danny Glover, civil rights advocate/author Michelle Alexander and Dr. Cornel West. Between the great music and inspirational speakers, this festival is sure to be a great and thought-provoking experience.Tickets for the festival will go on sale on July 29th, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education

first_img Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, Pa. – State Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera hosted the Conrad Weiser High School (Berks County) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) team at the Capitol today, emphasizing that the team’s patent-pending medical technology is a fitting example for Governor Tom Wolf’s PAsmart initiative, a new $30 million program to improve STEM and computer science education and other jobs training opportunities.“Increasing opportunities for young people to prepare for careers in the fast-growing STEM fields is one of my top priorities,” said Governor Wolf. “With my PAsmart initiative, we are investing in the amazing capacity of our children and creating a talented and skilled workforce that we need now and in the future.”As part of the school’s Science Research Institute, the five-member team developed patent-pending medical technology designed to treat wounds and heal tissue. They designed a wound measurement app to record and document patients’ wounds. The captured image is then transferred to a 3D-printer for generating a personalized bioactive glass-embedded bandage. The bioactive glass composition helps to prevent infection and promote healthy cell proliferation.Secretary Rivera added that through the governor’s PAsmart initiative, Pennsylvania is investing $30 million in workforce development, including $20 million for STEM and computer science learning. The initiative encourages employers to collaborate with schools to develop educational programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs.“Expanding access to computer science and STEM programs prepares our students to succeed in an ever-evolving workforce,” Rivera said. “By connecting business and industry leaders with educators in our classrooms, we ensure our students are learning the skills that are in demand by Pennsylvania employers, specifically STEM and computer science professions.”Pennsylvania is a leader in STEM education, with the third largest number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and producing the fifth highest number of STEM graduates. Regarding computer science, the commonwealth recently became one of a fewer than a dozen states to endorse computer science education standards. In June, PDE hosted the Computer Science for All Summit to engage hundreds of the state’s educators and administrators in developing and implementing innovative approaches to teaching computer science.Throughout the summer, PDE leaders are visiting educational camps, libraries, and colleges to highlight the importance of STEM education as part of the #SummerOfSTEM tour.For more information about this grant or Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.NOTE: Video, audio, and photos from this event will be available for download later today in an email from the Pennsylvania Internet News Service (PINS). To register for PINS emails contact, [email protected] Wolf Administration Highlights Investments to Bolster STEM Education July 18, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Real cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

first_imgMadrid players celebrate after thrashing ApoelParis, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.Zinedine Zidane’s Real bounced back from their 3-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur last time out by crushing APOEL, with four of the goals coming before half-time. Tottenham sealed top spot in Group H with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the hosts ahead, but with Real’s thumping win sending Dortmund out, Spurs levelled through Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min curled in a 76th-minute winner.– Liverpool collapse –Five-time champions Liverpool threw away a last-16 spot as Sevilla roared back from three goals down at half-time to draw 3-3.Liverpool looked to be cruising into the knockout stage for the first time since 2008/09 when Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both scored from flicked-on corners. “It was a very good evening for us,” said Zidane.“We’re on the right track. We’re doing things well and we’re building in strength. It’s never easy but it was a complete display and we scored quickly.”The record 12-time winners had to wait until the 23rd minute to take the lead through Luka Modric, but a run of five goals in 15 minutes either side of half-time sent them through in style.Karim Benzema put worries about his recent form to bed with a double either side of a Nacho effort, before Ronaldo got in on the act after the break.The Portuguese climbed highest to power a header into the corner from an inviting Marcelo cross.And the 32-year-old, who has only scored once in eight La Liga appearances this season, scored his eighth Champions League goal this term with an excellent left-footed finish from a tight angle. Winger Insigne made the difference with a magnificent individual effort in the 56th minute, dancing past two defenders before curling into the top corner from 25 yards out.Further late goals from Piotr Zielinski and Dries Mertens gave their goal difference a boost.Manchester City secured first place in the group with a 1-0 win over rock-bottom Feyenoord as Raheem Sterling scored an 88th-minute winner.Napoli need City to beat Shakhtar in the final round of games and see off Feyenoord in Rotterdam to progress.Turkish champions Besiktas reached the last 16 for the first time in 31 years, as a goal from Talisca secured a 1-1 draw with Porto in Istanbul to wrap up top spot in Group G.Last season’s semi-finalists Monaco are out of Europe altogether, after a woeful performance and 4-1 home loss to RB Leipzig.The French champions saw the German tournament debutants race into a 3-0 lead through a Jemerson own goal and a Timo Werner brace, and although Radamel Falcao pulled one back, Naby Keita rounded off a stunning win that keeps Leipzig in the hunt.Leipzig need to better Porto’s result on the last matchday. The Bundesliga runners-up host Besiktas, while two-time European champions Porto take on Monaco.Share on: WhatsApp A rout similar to the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in Slovenia earlier in the group phase looked on the cards when Firmino tapped in number three, but Sevilla staged a stirring second-half comeback.Wissam Ben Yedder beat Alberto Moreno to nod in a free-kick, before slotting in a penalty.And Argentinian Guido Pizarro struck in the third minute of injury-time to complete the fightback and leave Jurgen Klopp’s visitors deflated.“Fantastic first half and in the second half we made the mistake that we didn’t continue playing football,” said Klopp.“We have to control the game with the ball and we didn’t play football.”Elsewhere in Group E, Russian champions Spartak Moscow saw their chances hit by an injury-time equaliser in a 1-1 home draw with Maribor.Sevilla will book a last-16 spot for the second straight season if they can win in Maribor on the final matchday in two weeks’ time, while Liverpool have to avoid defeat at home to Spartak.Lorenzo Insigne inspired Italian Serie A leaders Napoli to a 3-0 victory over Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk that kept their hopes alive in Group F.last_img read more

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