Check out the full tour schedule below, and head here for more information.Perpetual Groove Fall Tour8/19 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA8/20 Southern Brewers Festival – Chattanooga, TN9/16 Lucas Theatre for the Arts – Savannah, GA9/17 Lucas Theatre – Savannah, GA9/22 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC9/23 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD9/24 The National – Richmond, VA9/25 Catskill Chill Music Festival9/28 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH9/29 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH9/30 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN10/1 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC10/22 New Mountain Asheville/Outdoor Stage – Asheville, NC10/24 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR10/26 The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO10/27 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO10/28 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO10/29 Cervante’s Masterpiece – Denver, CO10/31 Parish Austin – Austin, TX11/2 House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX11/3 House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX11/4 The Howlin Wolf New Orleans – New Orleans, LA11/5 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL12/1 Crowbar – Tampa, FL12/2 culture room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/3 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/29 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/30 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/31 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA Perpetual Groove has finally announced their first major tour in years! The band went on hiatus for a number of years, and have been playing limited night runs since their return in 2015. Now, the group has plans to hit spots across the nation for a 29-date fall tour, running from August 19th through December 31st.The tour features stops throughout the Southeast, before heading north for the Catskill Chill Music Festival in September. The group also has a number of dates set for Colorado, before wrapping back around and celebrating Halloween in Austin, TX. They’ll return to the Southeast and finish up the year at Terminal West in Austin, TX.
Matthews Mmopi, a recent Harvard graduate from South Africa, and David Obert, a second-year Harvard Medical School (HMS) student, have been selected as Rhodes Scholars, and will join the University’s four U.S. Rhodes winners at the University of Oxford next fall.A member of the Class of 2011, Mmopi was selected as one of 10 winners from the Southern Africa region, which includes Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and Swaziland. At Oxford, Mmopi plans to pursue a master’s in philosophy in development studies. Obert, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, and a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, is one of three representatives from the prairie region of Canada. He was nominated for the Rhodes by Harvard Medical School.“The Rhodes Scholarship, to me, represents an unrivaled opportunity to further my capacity to champion political consciousness and freedom in the world,” Mmopi said. “I would like to examine the role of gender in shaping the political, economic, and social opportunities available to individuals in order to evaluate how African societies can close gender gaps in economic and political participation and access to education and health.”While at Harvard, Mmopi completed an internship at the Harvard College Women’s Center, an experience that helped spur his interest in gender issues in Africa. He also volunteered at Harvard’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, served as programing coordinator for the Harvard Black Students Association, and served as a senior counselor in the Summer Urban Program at the Phillips Brooks House Association.In addition, Mmopi served as director of enterprise for the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club, as student co-chair on the Ann Radcliffe Trust/Women’s Center Community Fund Advisory Board, and as president of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College. “I believe my studies in economics and African studies coupled with my internship at the Harvard College Women’s Center helped to shape my intended course of study at Oxford. Through these experiences, I examined gender, political, and socioeconomic factors as causes and solutions to Africa’s development problems.”David Obert at the Kibale Health and Conservation Centre in Kibale, Uganda. Obert has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Photo courtesy of David ObertObert to pursue double master’s degreeAs a teen, two concussions from hockey and ski racing left David Obert struggling to concentrate, unable to stay awake in class, and in peril of being unable to finish high school. Now the HMS second-year student has been named a 2012 Rhodes Scholar, one of 83 men and women from 14 countries and regions around the world to win the prestigious award.Created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the scholarships cover all costs for two or three years of study at Oxford. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential and physical vigor, among other attributes.At Oxford, Obert plans to pursue a double master’s degree in public policy and global health science.Obert spent the summer working on a joint Harvard/NATO study examining how foreign militaries contribute to health sector stabilization in fragile states. Specifically, he focused on a case study examining the military response to the 2010 Haitian earthquake as it related to human health. He worked with Vanessa Kerry, instructor in medicine at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the Global Public Policy and Social Change Program in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at HMS, and Margaret Bourdeaux, a core faculty member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Division of Global Health Equity.Obert says he has always had an interest in how the world works on a macro scale — seeing the geopolitical landscape and watching how large organizations and governments interact.“I could see myself having a career a little bit like my supervisors from the summer,” he said. “I’d love to have the clinical side and patient contact — which brought me to medicine in the first place — but also be able to make an impact on another level, helping shape how big organizations work and how large scale responses to health needs are rolled out.”— Jake Miller/Harvard Medical School
Seawind Systems and Enzen Global have formed a partnership through which Enzen will contribute to funding and resourcing Seawind’s hurricane proof, 2-bladed offshore wind technology. The partnership is expected to help Seawind accelerate commercialisation of their technology globally, including the development of the 6.2MW demo wind turbine. “This is a key milestone for our company as we move from proof of concept to commercialisation of our revolutionary 2-bladed offshore wind energy systems,” said Martin Jakubowski, Founder & CEO of Seawind.The company will reveal the details of the investment and outline its strategic plans at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London where the 2-bladed offshore wind system will be presented through a 3-D video.
A victory parade to mark Manchester United’s 20th league title and Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement has drawn thousands of fans on to the streets.Many supporters gathered at the club’s Old Trafford stadium as the open-top bus tour got under way.The parade travelled towards the city centre and arrived at Albert Square, where the bus was greeted by more fans.Sir Alex, who is retiring at the age of 71 after 26 years in Manchester, has won 38 trophies at Old Trafford.Speaking from the bus, the septuagenarian Scotsman thanked fans for their support over the years and for the reception he received at his final home game, United’s 2-1 win against Swansea City on Sunday.He said it had been “a day I will never forget – it was wonderful”. “It was something all my family enjoyed and the grandkids will never forget it.”‘Moment in history’The bus left the stadium via Sir Matt Busby Way – the road named after another celebrated United manager – at about 18:30 BST.Fans lined every part of the route from the stadium to the square, with police by 19:00 refusing entry to any more fans after the plaza and the surrounding streets filled to capacity.Some supporters ignited red flares, several climbed lamp posts for a view of the bus and others were seen leaning from windows and standing on rooftops. Many people travelled from far and wide to attend the parade, with some coming from as close as Stretford and others from as far away as South Africa.Famara Bojang from London said he had “come to the parade today as I wanted to be part of this moment in history”, while Darren Reid from Barrow-in-Furness said he had been to “every parade since 1999, but I’m obviously here this time to say goodbye to Fergie”.Ryan Giggs, who has played a part in virtually all of Sir Alex’s 38 trophies, said he was happy the manager – who joined the club from Aberdeen in November 1986 – was leaving with another piece of silverware to his name.He said: “It has been tough, especially for the players who have known him for a long time. We are delighted that we were able to end on a high and won the league in his last season.”During the celebrations in Albert Square, Manchester band The Courteeners played and United defender Rio Ferdinand led the crowd in singing songs about the club’s players.
The Black Queens are through to the final of the All African games in Congo-Brazzaville after beating Ivory Coast 1-0.The Ghanaians dictated play against their West African counterparts for large portions of the game and crowned their dominance with a lone goal in the first half through Samira Suleman.The Queens, who booked their ticket to the semifinal ahead of South Africa by the drawing of lots, put up their best display in the tournament so far.They could have scored more than a goal had they taken their chances in front of goal.The Queens will now face Cameroon in the final. This will be the fourth meeting between both sides with the previous three all ending in draws.The first two games were Olympic Games qualifers where the Camerounians qualified at the expense of Ghana by virtue of the away goals rule with the third meeting happening in the group stage of the All African games. The tie on Friday will be a search for the gold medallist.Yusif Basigi’s side will be hoping to go one better than the Maputo 2011 squad which claimed silver after losing to South Africa in the final.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports