Today, Camp Euforia has announced the lineup for their 16th annual edition, set to take place from July 18th–20th in Lone Tree, Iowa.As the event website notes, Camp Euforia started in 2004 as Eufórquestra’s “Fan Appreciation Party.” Since then, it has grown into a full-blown music festival featuring 20+ artists over three days on two stages.The lineup for Camp Euforia 2019 is led by two sets from host band Eufórquestra, one of which will be a special “Euf Zeppelin” set featuring vocalist Kim Dawson (Pimps of Joytime, Matador! Soul Sounds). Additional headliners include TAUK, Kung Fu, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, and The Ghost of Paul Revere.Camp Euforia 2019 will also feature performances from Mungion, Old Salt Union, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Heatbox, Sophistafunk, Marbin, The Candymakers, Natty Nation, The Dawn, The Baberhood Bluegrass Band, Grosso Family Band, Matt G Funkma$ter, Winterland, The Breaker Brothers, The Belies, Jaden Carlson Band, Dr. Z’s Experiment, Nikki Lunden, Matt Woods, and DJ Buddha, as well as a special Camp Euforia All-Stars set.Early bird tickets go on sale this Friday, February 22nd, at 10 a.m. local time. For more information or to grab your tickets when they go on sale, head to the event website here.
Harvard literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt has proposed a sort of metaphor for how the world became modern. An ancient Roman poem, lost for 1,000 years, was recovered in 1417. Its presciently modern ideas — that the world is made of atoms, that there is no life after death, and that there is no purpose to creation beyond pleasure — dropped like an atomic bomb on the fixedly Christian culture of Western Europe.But this poem’s radical and transformative ideas survived what could have been a full-blown campaign against it, said Greenblatt in an Oct. 26 lecture. One reason is that it was art. A tract would have drawn the critical attention of the authorities, who during the Renaissance still hewed to Augustine’s notion that Christian beliefs were “unshakeable, unchangeable, coherent.”The ancient poem that contained such explosive ideas, and that packaged them so pleasingly, was “On the Nature of Things” (“De Rerum Natura”) by Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus, who died five decades before the start of the Christian era. Its intent was to counter the fear of death and the fear of the supernatural. Lucretius rendered into poetry the ideas of Epicurus, a Greek philosopher who had died some 200 years earlier. Both men embraced a core idea: that life was about the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain.“The return of this poem is the Renaissance at its most radical,” said Greenblatt, who is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities and the author of “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” (Norton, 2011). His crowded lecture, “Aesthetic Toleration: Lucretius and the Survival of Unacceptable Ideas,” was delivered at the Barker Center and was sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. (Respondents to the lecture were Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, and Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor.)Among the most stunning ideas Lucretius promoted in his poem was that the world is made of atoms, imperishable bits of matter he called “seeds.” All the rest was void — nothingness. Atoms never disappeared, but were material grist for the world’s ceaseless change, without any creator or design or afterlife.These ideas, “drawn from a defunct pagan past,” were intolerable in 15th-century Europe, said Greenblatt, so much so that for the next 200 years they had to survive every “formal and informal mechanism of aversion and repression” of the age.“A few wild exceptions” embraced this pagan past explicitly, said Greenblatt, including Dominican friar Giordano Bruno, whose “fatal public advocacy” of Lucretius came to an end in 1600. Branded a pantheist, he was imprisoned, tortured, and burned at the stake.But the poem itself, a repository of intolerable ideas, was allowed to circulate. How was this so?Greenblatt offered three explicit reasons:— Reading strategies. In the spirit of commonplace books, readers of that era focused on individual passages rather than larger (and disturbing) meanings. Readers preferred to see the poem as a primer on Latin and Greek grammar, philology, natural history, and Roman culture.— Scholarship. Official commentaries on the text were not intended to revive the radical ideas of Lucretius, but to put the language and imagery of a “dead work” in context, “a homeostatic survival,” said Greenblatt, “to make the corpse accessible.” He showed an image from a 1511 scholarly edition of the poem, in which single lines on each page lay “like a cadaver on a table,” surrounded by elaborate scholarly text. But the result was still preservation. “Scholarship,” he said, “is rarely credited properly in the history of toleration.”— Aesthetics. A 1563 annotated edition of the poem acknowledged that its precepts were alien to Christian belief, but “it is no less a poem.”“Certainly almost every one of the key principles was an offense to right-thinking Christians,” said Greenblatt. “But the poetry was compellingly, stunningly beautiful.”Its “immensely seductive form,” he said — the soul of tolerance — helped to make aesthetics the concept that bridged the gap between the Renaissance and the early modern age.Michel de Montaigne, the 16th-century French nobleman who invented the art of the essay, helped to maintain that aesthetic thread. His work includes almost 100 quotations from Lucretius. It was explicitly aesthetic appreciation of the old Roman, said Greenblatt, despite Montaigne’s own “genial willingness to submit to Christian orthodoxy.”In the end, Lucretius and the ideas he borrowed from Epicurus survived because of art. “That aesthetic dimension of the ancient work … was the key element in the survival and transmission of what was perceived … by virtually everyone in the world to be intolerable,” said Greenblatt. “The thought police were only rarely called in to investigate works of art.”One irony abides. Epicurus himself was known to say, “I spit on poetry,” yet his ideas only survive because of it. Lucretius saw his art as “honey smeared around the lip of a cup,” said Greenblatt, “that would enable readers to drink it down.”The Roman poet thought there was no creator or afterlife, but that “should not bring with it a cold emptiness,” said Greenblatt. “It shouldn’t be only the priests of the world, with their delusions, who could convey to you that feeling of the deepest wonder.”
As Hurricane Irma barrels toward Florida, nearly 90 of the state’s 136 credit unions closed up shop early Friday or Saturday and virtually all of them will be shut down on Monday.The CU Times reviewed 124 Florida credit union websites Friday night to determine the number of credit union closures. A dozen credit unions do not operate a websites and other credit unions did not post any closure announcements.While Key West’s three credit unions have been closed since Wednesday because of a mandatory evacuation, several credit unions decided to close up shop on Thursday.However, a few credit unions continued to operate on Friday and Saturday, and a few credit unions located in Florida’s Panhandle, told members through their sites and Facebook pages that they were monitoring the storm to determine whether they would be forced to close on Monday. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Hurricane Matthew
145SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Every leader wants to be a good leader. In order to be the leader that your team needs you to be, you need to connect with them both personally and professionally. Here are five phrases you should use often, if you want to gain your team’s trust and respect.“Here’s the deal.”: Your employees don’t like being in the dark. If there is an ongoing situation, your employees will eventually find out about it, so getting out in front of it will allow you to control the narrative. Be open and honest and let your team know what the situation is and what you’re going to do about it.“What do you think?”: Ask your team for ideas and opinions and you’ll gain trust, while making your team feel valued. Often, you may get a good response from someone who thinks a lot differently than you, and that’s not always a bad thing.“No worries.”: If an employee makes a little mistake and takes complete ownership of it before you’re even aware that it happened, brush it off. If they were honest about screwing up, there’s nothing you can say that they haven’t already said to themselves. By completely letting it go, you’ll show that you have trust in your team, and you’ll keep the employee from living in fear.“How can I help?”: When you show a desire to help your team succeed, you’ll gain “mad respect, bro.” That’s something the kids say (I think). The point is, by giving your team the tools and assistance they need, you’ll be able to get the most productivity out of your team, and that’s good for everyone.“My bad.”: It’s not always easy to admit mistakes when you’re the boss. But when you do, you’ll definitely be respected for it. Next time you know you’re at fault, you’ll easily impress your team if you can be humble enough to say so.
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Manchester United legend Steve Bruce believes the Red Devils can cope without David de Gea if the goalkeeper moves to Real Madrid, thanks to the form of summer signing Sergio Romero.The Spanish number one has long been linked with a move back to his homeland with European champions Real, though talk of the deal has cooled with the clubs seemingly at a standoff over a fee for the Red Devils’ two-time player of the year.De Gea – currently exiled from first-team affairs over the speculation – is keen on the switch and has turned down a new contract at Old Trafford, meaning he could leave for free next summer if a deal can’t be finalised before the September 1 deadline.If he does go, many have questioned if Louis van Gaal can find an adequate replacement in time, with Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris one of the players linked.But, with United yet to concede a goal in their first three Premier League games, Bruce believes Argentina No.1 Romero – a free signing earlier this summer – has proven himself capable.“Romero has been fabulous,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “United haven’t conceded a goal in the league yet, he’s done great.“It [the De Gea saga] has dragged on.“For their player of the year for the past two seasons not to be in goal seems a bit ridiculous really.“I suppose [his proposed move to Real Madrid] will be happen before Tuesday.“The boy has one year left on his contract and obviously Manchester United want a decent fee for him, otherwise he’s not going.“There seems to be a bit of a stalemate, it’s not an ideal situation, but with the resources the club have and the goalkeeper they’ve got at the moment, they’ll be fine.”