At the end of May, Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off the summer festival season in style with three days of near non-stop tunes. Ahead of Summer Camp’s official start, on Thursday night, the festival hosted a pre-party of epic proportions. One highlight of Thursday night’s festivities was Spafford, who shredded through their set and helped kick the festival off right. After opening with “The Postman,” the group moved into a stellar rendition of their funk-infused number “Mind’s Unchained.” Luckily for us, Spafford just released pro-shot video of this near-eight minute song, so we can relive the magic. You can check out the video of “Mind’s Unchained” below, as well as listen to Spafford’s full set from Summer Camp, courtesy of Dave Lewis.[Cover photo from Electric Forest: Patrick Hughes]Setlist: Spafford | Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL | 5/25/2017Set: The Postman, Mind’s Unchained, The Remedy, Backdoor Funk, Salamander Song, Electric Taco Stand > Dis Go In 5? > Electric Taco Stand, All In
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Legis.-elect Monica Martinez speaks at a Brentwood forum held by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table and New York Communties for Change on Wednesday, Nov. 12 2013. (Long Island Civic Engagement Table).Suffolk County will begin making language assistance services available at its offices Thursday to accommodate the estimated more than 100,000 eastern Long Island residents with limited-English proficiency (LEP) when they need government services.County Executive Steve Bellone signed last year an executive order mandating free translation and interpretation services in all county offices for anyone who speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French Creole and Polish.“I can’t promise perfection, but I can promise that you’ll have all the tools,” Assistant Deputy County Executive Luis Montes said Wednesday in Spanish to a crowd of nearly 100 at a community meeting in Brentwood.The meeting was organized by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York, three nonprofit advocacy groups that termed the move the first new pro-immigrant policy in recent memory as well as the only one of its kind in suburban New York.Advocates also noted that the policy is a welcome change after the recent five-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero’s slaying by a group of teenagers in Patchogue—one of several high-profile hate crimes that drew international headlines.“Now, instead of turning the immigrants into something they’re not, we’re working with the community,” said Daniel Altschuler of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table.Several people at the meeting shared their experiences in which language barriers made it difficult or impossible to receive help from police, health care and social service providers.Marcia Estrada recalled how she once waited three hours for a translator to help her file a police report, but she had to leave the station house before one arrived.“I had to take care of my child,” Estrada said in Spanish. “They said they were going to send an officer, but they never arrived.”Before the new policy and in response to such criticisms, Suffolk police in recent years have set up phone lines that allow police to contact translators by phone if one is not available to assist LEP residents.The new policy also codifies that anyone seeking services at county government offices will not be asked about their immigration status—a question that can have a chilling effect in the immigrant community.“Even my parents have to this day,” Legis.-elect Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) said in Spanish, “when they go to get services…I have to go with them.”For more information about the program, the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition will be hosting a conference, “Navigating a Roadmap for Language Access: Celebrating Our Successes, Addressing Our Challenges,” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Touro College in Central Islip. Tickets are $30.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Wolverhampton Wanderers Boss Nuno Espirito Santo is proud of his side’s achievements given the size of their squad, but admits the club will need to bring in new faces.Wolves’ 1-0 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals on Tuesday brought an end to their season that lasted 383 days with 59 games. Wolves used just 21 players in Premier League matches this season, fewer than any other team, while as many as eight players featured in at least 50 games in all competitions.“It’s a small squad and we must be really proud, but now we need to make good decisions so we do not make mistakes like we did before. We need more players that can help us,” Nuno, 46, said.“It’s a short break, you cannot stop and start again. We now have to prepare well for this period, we have to rest. This is the best way and we will look at how we did things.”Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph means Wolves will not be a part of the Europa League next season in spite of their seventh-place finish in the Premier League.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Manager Nuno Espirito SantoNew playersNew SigningsPremier LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers