Just two nights ago, the Infamous Stringdusters took the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre alongside JJ Grey & Mofro and Fruition. One night later, they were on stage at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, treating Colorado fans to a relatively-more intimate performance of their stripped down bluegrass tunes. The Dusters are touring on the heels of their recently released Ladies & Gentlemen album, and there’s no shortage of new and classic tunes for the band to choose. Among the many favorites from the night, one major highlight was the group’s cover of the Grateful Dead classic, “Scarlet Begonias.” Watch below, courtesy of Grateful Web:You can also check out the full show audio below, courtesy of taper Rob O’Brien:
In response to the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, Notre Dame is taking a two-pronged approach.University President Fr. John Jenkins announced in October the creation of two tasks forces focused on the crisis: a Campus Engagement Task Force and a Research and Scholarship Task Force. Listening sessions headed by the first task force begin Monday, with a total of seven sessions aimed at faculty, staff and students throughout the next two weeks.“The University of Notre Dame has both an opportunity and an obligation to direct its thought, prayer and scholarly resources to helping the Church at this challenging moment,” Jenkins said in a statement to The Observer. “We are responding to this through the creation of two task forces that will address the issues at hand in different ways. In the end, we will assess the findings and provide tangible and productive suggestions for a way forward.“I am indebted to the leadership and members of both of the task forces as they take on this difficult work.”Law professor Jennifer Mason McAward heads the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights and is serving as one of the co-chairs of the Campus Engagement Task Force. The committee will aim to bring the community together to gather ideas on how to address the current crisis, Mason McAward said.“Notre Dame is a home to its students and an employer to its staff and faculty and so it’s also important to gather the community in a meaningful way and help people process their pain and also listen to their suggestions for how to move forward,” she said.Fr. Gerry Olinger, vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, is serving as the other co-chair of the Campus Engagement Task Force. Following the campus listening sessions, the committee will use the comments to formulate recommendations for the University’s next steps forward, Olinger said.“We really want to encourage people to participate,” he said. “I think it’s really going to strengthen the work of our task force to have a broad representation of our campus community involved. It’s really going to strengthen the final product we’re able to produce.”While part of the engagement task force’s mission is to help the community discuss and heal from the crisis, its purpose is not only pastoral, Mason McAward said.“Pastoral care is one aspect of what we’re doing but thinking about other ways in which the University can seek prevention are certainly within our purview and things that we’d really like to hear about,” she said.Ann Tenbrunsel, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics, said she sees a strong connection between the Campus Engagement Task Force and the Research and Scholarship Task Force, which she is co-chairing.“I think the first step is listening, understanding,” she said. “There’s a lot of information out there now but I think we need to listen to as many people as we can. It’s part of the healing process; but really more than that, I think [it] can contain additional insight into … ‘What should we be doing?’”Tenbrunsel said the committee will assess what expertise Notre Dame has to offer as well as initiatives and research spearheaded by outside institutions. It will then use this information to help formulate Notre Dame’s next steps in responding to the abuse crisis. Grounding the community’s suggestions with “evidence-based responses” is an important part of effective reform, Tenbrunsel said.“You can reform and it can be ineffective and you can reform and it’s worse or you can reform and improve,” she said. “Clearly I don’t have any disagreement in what direction it should go, but I think basing it on expertise, as this task force is doing, allows it more likelihood that that path will be followed.”Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, will also be co-chairing the Research and Scholarship Task Force. Ultimately, she said, she hopes the task force will be able to propose three or four research projects the University could undertake to address the crisis.“It’s some chance to respond [to the crisis] as I am Catholic and a member of the laity, and to use the resources we have at Notre Dame too,” she said. “This is not the only thing happening in the Church right now, but it is the most important thing happening in the Church and I think to not do something like this would be being complicit in the crisis in a way, by not trying to use your own expertise or gifts to move forward from this.”Tags: Campus Engagement Task Force, Notre Dame Statement, Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, Research and Scholarship Task Force, sexual abuse, Sexual abuse scandal
Deontay Wilder was quick to blast Anthony Joshua following the British boxer’s monumental upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., essentially calling for the former unified world heavyweight champion a fraud who “quit.”Well, more than a month later, the WBC heavyweight champ isn’t done jabbing at AJ. Speaking with TalkSport’s Jim White, “The Bronze Bomber” doubled down on his opinion that Joshua quit during his shocking seventh-round TKO loss to Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 1.“I think Ruiz beat him too easily,” Wilder said. “I don’t think Joshua knows how he lost right now. In my opinion, Joshua quit.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”As a fighter looking in, understanding and reading the body language, he quit. I’m sad to say, he quit, though.”Wilder proceeded to pinpoint three tell-all signs that Joshua did indeed quit, including him spitting out his mouthpiece following his fourth knockdown of the fight, blatantly ignoring the ref’s instructions to come forward and finally looking to his corner for guidance, which the WBC champ believes was a “sign like I’m looking for a way out.””I don’t think he’s a quitter,” Wilder continued, “but it’s going to sound contradicting, but he quit that night.”“In my view, Joshua quit.” ❌“As a fighter reading the body language, I’m sad to say that he quit.” 💥“Ruiz beat him too easily, he doesn’t know how he lost that fight.”@BronzeBomber says Anthony Joshua quit in his big fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. pic.twitter.com/frz1pURAHr— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 26, 2019MORE: The timeline that led to Ruiz’s historic upset of JoshuaWilder’s latest comments follow him ripping Joshua with a series of tweets in the immediate aftermath of him losing to Ruiz.(Warning: explicit language) He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!#TilThisDay— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019The worst thing you can do in life is Fucking Quit!!— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019Wilder and Ruiz were all smiles last Saturday night during the PBC on FOX pay-per-view broadcast for the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman fight in Las Vegas.Of course, the newly-crowned unified world heavyweight champion, Ruiz, and Joshua continue to iron out the details for their highly-anticipated rematch, where the former will look to prove that his upset wasn’t a fluke, while the latter seeks redemption.