2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Competitions

After a month and a half, I’m back in the indoor world!

The Ohio Indoor Performance Association will hold it’s 2019 Firestone competitions on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. With just two weeks remaining in the OIPA season and Winter Guard International championships next month, this will be an excellent opportunity to check out the great colorguard, percussion, and winds groups Ohio has to offer.

I will be attending both events running OIPA’s social media coverage of all performing groups. If you will be at either show, whether you’re a performer, staff member, admin, volunteer, parent, or just a fan, be sure to say hi! I’d love to post a photo of you enjoying the show to OIPA’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. You can also post your own photos with the hashtags #oipafirestone and #oipa2019.

OIPA social media accounts:

Directions to Firestone Community Learning Center:

Saturday schedule
Sunday schedule

Town by town, local journalism is dying in plain sight

Find any way you can to support your local newspapers. Subscribe, even if you don’t read every day. If you own/run a local business, purchase advertising. Just as with any other profession, great journalists get their start and build experience at the local level first.

— Read on www.apnews.com/0c59cf4a09114238af55fe18e32bc454

Put down the cat, coffee, beer pint, martini, whatever you’re holding, and make sure you’ve updated Chrome (unless you enjoy being hacked) • The Register

Put down the cat, coffee, beer pint, martini, whatever you’re holding, and make sure you’ve updated Chrome (unless you enjoy being hacked) • The Register
— Read on www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/07/google_chrome_zero_day/

I’m an OB/GYN and infanticide is not part of abortion care. Here’s why. | Dr. Jen Gunter

The forced birthers are trying to rename a fetus a baby or an infant or a person. This is to raise funds off the misery of women. If they cared about fetal life and the survival of newborns they would advocate for free maternity care, mandatory vaccines, gun control, and banning tobacco. This is also about power and controlling women’s bodies. 

Legal, available, affordable abortion prevents back alley and clandestine procedures. If you want to prevent infanticide from predators, stop writing laws that restrict abortion.

It’s that simple.

— Read on drjengunter.wordpress.com/2019/03/07/im-an-ob-gyn-and-infanticide-is-not-part-of-abortion-care-heres-why/

U.S. Cyber Command operation disrupted Internet access of Russian troll factory on day of 2018 midterms – The Washington Post

The Internet Research Agency as early as 2014 and continuing through the 2016 presidential election sought to undermine the U.S. political system, according to the Justice Department. Posing as Americans and operating social media pages and groups, Russian trolls sought to exacerbate tensions over issues such as race, sexual identity and guns.

The agency, according to federal prosecutors, is financed by Yevgeniy Prigozhin, a tycoon from St. Petersburg and an ally of Putin. Prigozhin, the Internet Research Agency and a company Prigozhin runs called Concord Management and Consulting were among 16 Russian individuals and companies a grand jury indicted a year ago as part of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-cyber-command-operation-disrupted-internet-access-of-russian-troll-factory-on-day-of-2018-midterms/2019/02/26/1827fc9e-36d6-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html

Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, known for ‘Airwolf,’ has died at 74 | KEYE

ASHEVILLE, N. C. (AP) — Actor Jan Michael Vincent, known for starring in the television series “Airwolf,” has died. He was 73. A death certificate shows that Vincent died of cardiac arrest on Feb. 10, 2019, in an Asheville, North Carolina, hospital. The certificate signed by a doctor says he died of natural causes and no autopsy was performed. “Airwolf” was a 1980s television series featuring crime-fighters in an advanced helicopter. Vincent played pilot Stringfellow Hawke.
— Read on cbsaustin.com/features/entertainment-deprecated/actor-jan-michael-vincent-dead-at-74

Friday Playlist – March 8, 2019