GRiZ Ensures That “Good Will Prevail” With Funky Portland Throwdown [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Beloved saxophonist/producer GRiZ recently released a staggering new album Good Will Prevail, and is supporting it with one of his most extensive tours to date. The musician has redefined the funk genre for a new generation, blending elements of other-worldly electronic production with the crisp tones of his saxophone. With a number of special guests adding to the magic throughout the night, there’s no stopping the man at work!Last Friday, 10/7, GRiZ brought that funk to the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, treating the Northwestern fans to a serious dance party rager! Fortunately, we can share a full gallery of images from the performance. Check them out below!Photography by Jordan Ingleewww.visualsuplex.comFB: /visualsuplexInstagram: @visualsuplexlast_img read more

Ho Family Foundation gift to support groundbreaking Buddhist Ministry Initiative

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Divinity School (HDS) announces a major gift to support and expand its program in Buddhist ministry studies. The gift will provide exceptional funding to enhance and expand the strength of the School’s current offerings and will help to form a new generation of students who will make a lasting impact in Buddhist communities.The Buddhist Ministry Initiative—the first of its kind at a divinity school within a research university—will be supported by a generous $2.7 million gift from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, a private philanthropic organization engaged in strategic, sustainable, and long-term projects in Hong Kong and around the world.The teaching of Buddhist ministry at HDS will offer Buddhist insights, textual traditions, and practices to students from all religious traditions who study ministry at the School; will allow future Buddhist religious professionals to be trained in terms appropriate to modern, global conditions; and will support the field education of these students in hospitals and other sites of pastoral care.“The Ho Family Foundation’s gift presents an exceptional set of opportunities for the Divinity School,” said Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies at HDS. “It places the study of ministry in Buddhism in a larger academic framework of Buddhist studies; it allows students who are studying ministry in Buddhist contexts to be part of an already well-developed program of progressive religious and socially engaged ministry that has been in place at HDS for many decades; and it also allows the larger HDS ministry program to expand its own horizons and methods by virtue of the contributions from a rich array of resources in Buddhist literature, thought, practices, and communities.”last_img read more

BRO’s Summer Bucket List

first_imgIn celebration the 2017 summer, we’re challenging you, the reader, to tick a few of the following adventures off your official summer bucket list. Share your adventures with us on social media using the hashtag #BROsummergoals. On Monday, July 17, we’ll pick our favorite and hook the winner up with a free BRO T-shirt.Take a seat underneath your favorite waterfall.There are countless waterfalls throughout the Blue Ridge region. Whether it’s in a non-disclosed portion of wild and wonderful West Virginia or deep in the heart of Dupont, go find your favorite, pick a comfy and safe spot to post up beneath or behind the rushing waters, and don’t forget to tag us in the amazing Instagram post that will inevitably ensue.Western North Carolina’s SoCo Falls.Mountain bike to a swimming hole.Summer has a way of leaving mountain bikers in pursuit of one common goal: a little relief from the scorching heat. Check out this list of four rides that will land you in some cold, refreshing mountain water.Hike a peak above 5,000 feet.Believe it or not, the Appalachians, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in particular, are chock full of summits that sore to heights beyond 5,000 feet above sea level. Just take your pick and get to climbing, but don’t forget to post a #summitselfie.Stop and smell the rhodo.You’ll need to act quick on this one because the rhododendron are already in full bloom at high elevations. For a quick peak of this coveted summertime phenomenon, head for the Blue Ridge Parkway.Photo by Dusty Allison.Find a boat-in campsite.Unless you own a lake, live near a river near a National Forest, or reside on the coast where you can paddle out to some unnamed barrier island for a weekend of camping, you have to do a little work to find a campsite that combines two great things: boats and tents. Here’s a good place to start.A Lake James campsite at dusk.Land a wild trout on the fly.When the summer heat is on, many fly fishers head deeper and higher into the hills in search of colder water and wilder fish. Find a blue line on your favorite map and head to a remote stream you’ve never fished before.Catch a Blue Ridge Parkway sunset.This is a great activity for any season, but now that we’ve finally reached the longest days of the year, the opportunities for catching a sunset on the parkway are even more numerous. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to sneak out of the office early and witness a week night sunset sans crowds.A Blue Ridge Parkway sunset.Get lost in your favorite wilderness area.If it’s a remote and rugged experience you seek this summer, the Blue Ridge Mountains will not disappoint. Inhabitants of this region are blessed to be surrounded by large swaths of permanently protected wild lands like the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area of Western North Carolina, the Cranberry Wilderness of West Virginia, and the Ellicott Rock Wilderness (which spans portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia) just to name a few.The Linville Gorge.Take up a new outdoor pursuit.Is there something new you’ve been wanting to try? Looking to get your feet wet in the Southeast’s bustling whitewater scene or cut your teeth on bouldering or rappelling. What about packrafting or bikepacking? You know what they say: there’s no time like the Summer Solstice. Ok, maybe they don’t say that at all, but we’re all about starting new trends here at Blue Ridge Outdoors. Get out there and try something new, and send us pics of the new you in action.BRO Travel Editor Jess Daddio in the midst of her first-ever packrafting excursion.last_img read more

The Latest: Notre Dame cancels football practice

first_imgThe largest 10-kilometer road race in the United States will be run virtually in 2020.The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, which has been held on the Fourth of July since its inaugural event in 1970, shifted to a Thanksgiving date in hopes of staging the race during the coronavirus pandemic. It normally attracts some 60,000 runners.But the Atlanta Track Club now says the race will not be run down the city’s famed Peachtree Street because of safety concerns. Georgia has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit states during the pandemic, recording nearly 250,000 confirmed cases and more than 4,700 deaths.“As coronavirus has spiked in recent weeks here in Georgia, we recognize that this decision is the best and only responsible way forward,” executive director Rich Kenah said in a statement.The track club now plans a virtual event that will allow runners to experience some of the race’s traditions and compare their times with others who take part. Associated Press ___The Georgia Bulldogs are planning to have some fans for their football games played between the hedges.The university announced ticket plans that call for allowing 20 to 25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium, where the field is surrounded by hedges. That would mean maximum crowds of between 18,500 and 23,000 for Georgia’s four home games in 2020.The Bulldogs are offering single-game tickets in hopes of accommodating as many season ticket holders as possible for games against Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.The school says those who choose not to attend games this fall will be eligible for a refund on all donations and season ticket purchases, while retaining their preferred status for 2021. ___Appalachian State has paused football practices after reporting a coronavirus cluster involving the team.The school in Boone, North Carolina, says athletic director Doug Gillin has suspended practice “until further consultation warrants a change in status.”The decision announced Tuesday night comes after there were active cases reported for seven students and four staffers. The school said health officials have instructed the individuals to isolate while recovering, while those in close contact with the active cases have been instructed to quarantine.___ The Rev. John Jenkins, the Notre Dame president, announced in-person undergraduate classes would be canceled through Sept. 2. About 150 students have tested positive.Notre Dame is imposing restrictions on student activity, including limiting access to dormitories to residents and barring students from major gathering places on campus.The Fighting Irish football program announced last week there have been four positive test results for COVID-19 out of 619 tests done since players returned to campus in June.___Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. The news comes a day after Roma announced that two of its youth team players had tested positive for the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Notre Dame canceled its Wednesday football practice and might take Thursday off as well in response to the school’s decision to go to online classes because of a coronavirus outbreak on campus. Tickets will cost $150 per game.___Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante says he has the coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic.The 37-year-old Mirante says in a video on Instagram that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.He says “I feel well, I have no symptoms, neither a fever nor a cough.” Surratt announced his decision Wednesday on social media, citing “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19.” Surratt said he’s set to earn an economics degree in December, saying the school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has “forever transformed my life.”“My experience at Wake Forest has been extraordinary, and I leave with a humble and grateful heart,” Surratt said.The 6-foot-3, 215-pound redshirt junior made The Associated Press’ All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team last season after hauling in 66 catches for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games before going down with an injury. The 1,001 yards were the best for all power-conference receivers at the time of the injury, with four games of at least 150 yards last season.Surratt’s brother, Chazz, plays linebacker at North Carolina after starting his career as a quarterback and is also an NFL prospect.UNC team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe says in an email that Chazz Surratt’s status remains unchanged. The Latest: Notre Dame cancels football practice August 19, 2020last_img read more