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The world has lost a lot of talent over the last 12 months.
Throughout 2018 TV stars, celebrities and sporting heroes have all passed away, including Huddersfield Town legend Ray Wilson who died in May, aged 83.
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Festival of Sails rates highly for grand prix contenders

Festival of Sails rates highly for grand prix contenders Patrice at the 2014 Festival of Sails Photo Guido Brandt A couple of Rolex Sydney Hobart retirements who thought they were making their way to Geelong via Hobart town are still on track to be part of the grand prix Rating Series at the Festival of Sails later this month. Tony Kirby’s Sydney based 46-footer Patrice and Terry Posma’s West Australian based 39-footer Jaffa both withdrew from the tough bluewater classic race, Patrice with mainsail damage and Jaffa with engine troubles. “We have our regatta mainsail ready and we are coming back with vengeance at Geelong,” Kirby promises. He’s fired up for two reasons; one his cut-short Hobart and the other is the chance to meet up again with Rob Date’s racy red 52-footer, Scarlet Runner.

The pair went toe-to-toe in the 2014 Sydney Hobart and finished first and second in IRC division 1 at the end of 628 nautical miles, Patrice the better boat on the day. The two crews keenly await the chance to meet again at the Festival of Sails presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover, January 22 26, 2016. With many more regatta and bluewater miles added to the boat’s log since Patrice’s one and only Festival appearance, the skipper and his Melbourne contingent are eager for a second go.

Matt Johns, who looked after the former Victorian based Living Doll and now lives in Queensland, and local guru, sailing master Barney Walker, will be part of Kirby’s southern effort to put right some some unfinished business. “We came to Geelong two years ago when the boat was brand new and finished second in IRC division 1. We’ve come a long way since then,” Kirby warns his challengers. On the location he added: “Geelong is a great racing location with good breezes and smooth water sailing on a very fair racetrack.

We really enjoy the carnival feel on the waterfront; the event’s come a long way.” Last night South Australian yachtsman Geoff Boettcher added his TP52 Secret Mens Business to the Rating Series list and two Farr 40s are recent additions. Steven Richardson’s F40 Local Mocean will sail for the host Royal Geelong Yacht Club and Andy Baker and Rob Davis’ Nutcracker II is a new partnership and purchase for the Sandringham Yacht Club members across the bay. Davis once owned a Farr 30 and he and Baker as his crew enjoyed the choice between the one design format and handicap club racing.

Given there is talk of a Sydney Hobart Race in the future they needed a bigger offshore boat and the Farr 40 met their criteria at a reasonable cost. The pair had Nutcracker II completely refitted for relaunch last June. The crew is still settling in making the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in Sydney next month unrealistic, however Baker says the desire to compete internationally in a few years’ time, either in Australia or overseas, is there. “The Farr 40 had a lot of appeal given its been around for so long and is still popular thanks to a really strong association with well organised events,” Baker said. “We look forward to meeting and racing against the other Victorian crew at Geelong.

It will be handy to go up against another Farr 40, to gauge where we are at.” The Rating Series, incorporating the IRC and AMS Victorian state titles, is one of the 11 divisions covering multihulls, cruising, classic, performance racing, two one design state championships and more options open to eligible boat owners. Festival of Sails entries close Friday January 15 and after this date a late fee will apply. Enter here.

Entries stand at 195 and the milestone of 200 boats is only days away.

All information relating to the 173rd edition of the historic regatta is on the website

All State Football Teams

The 2015 Associated Press all-state football teams as voted on by Nebraska sports writers and sportscasters: CLASS A Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Receiver_Trystn Ducker, Bellevue West, 5-9, 165, Sr. Receiver_Cade Johnson, Bellevue West, 6-0,175, Sr. Lineman_Tyler Ciurej, Bellevue West, 6-4, 287, Jr.

Lineman_Jack Domandle, Millard West, 6-4, 280, Sr. Lineman_Gage Grinnell, Grand Island, 6-1, 235, Sr. Lineman_Daniel Jahn, Millard North, 6-2, 275, Sr.

Lineman_Elijah Zoucha, Millard West, 6-3, 270, Sr. Quarterback_Jadyn Kowalski, Bellevue West, 6-4, 210, Sr. Back_Logan Anderjaska, Millard West, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Back_Jaylin Bradley, Bellevue West, 6-0, 185, Jr. Back_Jake Matthew, Millard North, 6-2, 235, Sr. Placekicker_Lane McCallum, Norfolk, 6-2, 185, Jr.

Defense Lineman_Nick Lenners, Lincoln Southwest, 6-4, 250 Sr. Lineman_Zack Sorich, Millard West, 6-2, 205, Sr. Lineman_Elijah Wilson, Omaha Central, 6-4, 250, Sr.

Linebacker_Quinn Brummer, Millard West, 5-9, 190, Sr. Linebacker_Brody Buck, Millard North, 6-1, 210, Sr. Linebacker_Jack Connelly, Omaha Westside, 6-0, 210, Sr.

Linebacker_Adrian Kellogg, Millard North, 6-0, 200, Sr. Linebacker_Barrett McDonald, Millard South, 6-2, 215, Sr. Back_Jack Begley, Millard North, 6-3, 210, Jr.

Back_Chance Hall, Omaha Central, 6-0, 180, Sr. Back_Tate Moyer, Millard North, 6-1, 190, Sr. Punter_Brendan Barnes, Grand Island, 6-1, 195, Sr.

Honorable mention: Austin Black, Chris Cornish, Jesse Farland, Dillon Hike, Bellevue East; Chris Finn, Diego Galvan, Chris Hahn, Sam Vanderslice, Bellevue West; Dallas Oberg, Miguel Velez, Colton Wolfe, Columbus; Cedric Lee, David Lindsay, Grant Matthies, John Richter, Drew Russell, Creighton Preparatory School; Kyle Bristol, Ethan Ferguson, Christian Harmon, Sean Lambert, Fremont; Chris Doty, Keenan Ketteler, Trey Kissack, Matt Lamb, Adan Redwine, Alec Redwine, Spencer Sidlyck, Grand Island; Alex Harris, Ty Roseberry, Noah Urbanek, Jake Waller, Kearney; Jack Cobb, Nate Netz, Chris Walker, Lincoln East; CorDarrius Bailey, Tyren Baker, Ruon Chuol, Aundra Gilvert, Terry Jones, Anthony Magor, Kobi Smith-Parrott, Lincoln High; Trevin Ball, Caleb Brown, Braden Dey, Tavlin Hunt, Brady Jones, Chase Lauver, Keanu Russell, Lincoln North Star; Caden Highsmith, Trevor Peterson, Tivon Phillips, Lincoln Northeast; Brady McDonald, Martiez Prather, Sterling Smith, Bryson Williams, Lincoln Southeast; Josh Delgado, Bo Els, Kyson Schnell, Lincoln Southwest; Nick Engle, Aaron Gerdes, Ethan Morrison, Dylan Price, Josh Reil, Matt Reid, Andrew Wine, Millard North; Alex Cloyd, Bryce Cooney, Jordan Williams, Millard South; Luke Lallman, Warren Punt, Josh Wallace, Shae Wyatt, Millard West; Devin Denker, Gunner Fuelberth, Bryce Sovereign, Josh Taylor, Alex Thompson, James Walton-Thoene, Aaron Wilken, Norfolk; Brendan Folk, Ki Jana Owens, Ricky Sandoval, Kort Steele, North Platte; Brian Muhia, Omaha Bryan; Jackson Abramo, Josh Baker, Cole Frahm, Arnijae Ponder, Omaha Burke; Jordan Flowers, Corbin Foster, Michael Galeski, Connor Pavlik, Nick Russell, Brandon Wegner, Omaha Central; Austin Heim, Andrew Jones, Grant Martin, Omar Parker, Milton Sargbah, Andrell Sherrod, Jordan Strong, Alex Williford, Omaha North; Michael Minor, Tajuan Phipps, Malik Warner, Omaha Northwest; Tristan Anderson, Noah Fant, Monte McGary, Jalen Tate, Omaha South; Braxton Anderson, Logan Duryee, Mitchell Hagan, Alex Lindquist, Anthony Meeks, Dante Sortino, Omaha Westside; Adam Atkinson, Michael Cargill, Jared Ertz, Chad Lechtenberg, Cal Mathison, Papillion-La Vista; Eathan Archer, Zach Bussard, Triston Fairchild, Cole Jones, Brian Lapke, Dominic Simpson, Papillion-La Vista South; Brian Fiedler, Mason Hetrick, South Sioux City. CLASS B Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Todd Honas, Aurora, 6-0, 200, Sr. Receiver_JJ Schulz, York, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Lineman_Austin Clarkson, Scottsbluff, 6-6, 270, Sr. Lineman_Shane Henderson, Elkhorn South, 6-0, 290, Sr. Lineman_Logan Hoyt, Plattsmouth, 6-1, 265, Sr.

Lineman_Christian Peters, Omaha Skutt Catholic, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Gavin Rush, Aurora, 6-2, 295, Sr. Quarterback_Christian Ellsworth, Northwest, 6-4, 210, Sr.

Back_Moses Bryant, Elkhorn South, 6-0, 190, So. Back_Emmitt Knight, Gretna, 5-10, 180, Sr. Back_Gage Orton, Plattsmouth, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Placekicker_Kohlton Bingham, Elkhorn South, 6-2, 180, Sr. Defense Lineman_Trent Hixson, Omaha Skutt Catholic, 6-4, 270, Jr. Lineman_Brad Johnston, Scottsbluff, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Lineman_Marvin Lazo, York, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Matt McBride, McCook, 6-2, 220, Sr. Linebacker_Austin Allen, Aurora, 6-8, 220, Jr.

Linebacker_Grant Bruner, Gretna, 5-11, 195, Jr. Linebacker_Cameron Jurgens, Beatrice, 6-3, 225, So. Linebacker_Tanner Meyo, Elkhorn South, 6-1, 200, Sr.

Back_Brendan Brehmer, Alliance, 6-0, 180, Jr. Back_Joe Schlager, McCook, 5-9, 180, Sr. Back_Dawson Siemonsma, Plattsmouth, 5-10, 180, Sr.

Punter_Alec Cromer, Beatrice, 6-5, 225, Sr. Honorable mention: Breckon Reed, Kendall Oberheide, Cole Spady, Kyler Wormstadt, Adams Central; Baden Shelmadine, Bryant Wilson, Alliance; Preston Dibbern, Grant Fox, Dalton Peters, Aurora; Jake Brod, Payton McCubbin, Austin West, Beatrice; Carter Anderson, Zane Boswell, Ethan Cox, Devon Mormuth, Dylan Rahlfs, Blair; Hunter Bradley, Rhett Harms, Ethan Sherman, Crete; Kyle Janvrin, Jack Rogers, Alex Schiefelbein, Adin Stiles, Elkhorn; Connor Ballard, Connor Childs, Connor Ebeling, Brayton Haley, Andrew Hamik, Jack Lyons, Garrett Streeks, Derrick VanderLinden, Braden Wright, Elkhorn South; Brent Barge, Nolan Nelson, Gering; Patrick Arnold, Logan Radik, Jared Samuelson, Chase Templeman, Gretna; Michael Collicott, Blayne Dreher, Sam Reimer, Hastings; Joe Bojorquez, Andy Manzo, Seth Soderlund, Lexington; Jacob Andreasen, Taylor Angele, Bailey Deterding, Alex Kerr, Spencer Scheer, Brock Wordekemper, Lincoln Pius X; Logan Bunger, Riley Loop, Jaret Matson, Zach Schlager, Caleb Sheets, McCook; Jeremiah Connealy, Caiden Groff, Alex Miklas, Mount Michael Benedictine; Jose Garcia, Noah Kasbohm, Darin Sornson, Nebraska City; Brooke Brown, Dylan Davis, Isaiah Daws, Brandon Gannon, Northwest; Hunter Bond, Louis Gray, Travis Reed, Brody Zabel, Norris; Javone Malone, Omaha Benson; Garrett Meyer, Eric Mixen, Austin Sidzyik, Michael Wilmes, Trevor Yanovich, Omaha Gross Catholic; Andrew Lamer, Pat Mucha, Noah Oswald, Gabe Puczulowski, Omaha Roncalli Catholic; Mojo Hagge, Joe LaMontia, Ryan Moritz, Ian Urban, Josh Zeplin, Omaha Skutt Catholic; Matt Rathman, Noah Sabatka, AJ Sharp, Plattsmouth; Kainan Bowyer, Justin Farley, Taylor Murph, Noe Rosas, Ralston; Arturo Chavez, Christian Venzor, Schuyler; Trevor Garcia, Traceton Halley, Ben Heggem, Scottsbluff; Josh Behlen, Brady Fitzke, Evan Fletcher, Bailey Hass, Corbin Ruth, Scott Wolverton, Seward; Seth Janssen, Justin Lawrence, Dillon Ruelas, Ben Warner, Waverly; Jackson Coffin, Alex Kowalski, Simon Otte, Nick Pettigrove, Evan Ronner, York. CLASS C1 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Brady Bamesberger, Central City, 5-11, 160, Sr.

Receiver_Rodney Rosier, Boys Town, 5-7, 160, Sr. Lineman_Aiden Burroughs, Norfolk Catholic, 6-4, 295, Sr. Lineman_Carson Fuscher, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 195, Sr.

Lineman_Riley Homolka, Wilber-Clatonia, 6-4, 270, Jr. Lineman_Jordan Paup, Central City, 6-3, 230, Jr. Lineman_Blake Schroeder, Holdrege, 6-3, 230, Sr.

Quarterback_Mitch Carlson, Central City, 6-1, 160, Sr. Back_Trevor Nichelson, Ashland-Greenwood, 5-10, 195, Jr. Back_Baeley Pelster, Columbus Scotus, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Back_Jared Bubak, Lincoln Christian, 6-4, 235, Sr. Placekicker_Dominic Long, Gothenburg, 5-11, 170, Jr. Defense Lineman_Brandon Breunig, Bishop Neumann, 6-6, 205, Jr Lineman_Aaron Hoff, Norfolk Catholic, 6-2, 240, Sr.

Lineman_Ben Stille, Ashland-Greenwood, 6-5, 245, Sr. Linebacker_Theo Blum, Bishop Neumann, 6-1, 185, Jr. Linebacker_Jake Bos, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Linebacker_Marcus Dodson, Columbus Scotus, 6-0, 185, Sr. Linebacker_David Engelhaupt, Norfolk Catholic, 6-4, 230, Sr. Back_Austin Freeman, Pierce, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Back_Cole Harrington, Columbus Scotus, 5-10, 165, Sr. Back_Zayne Heckenlively, Falls City, 5-8, 170, Jr. Back_Noah Vedral, Bishop Neumann, 6-2, 180, Jr.

Punter_Connor O Toole, Wilber-Clatonia, 6-2, 205, Sr. Honorable mention: Garris Karr, Jacob Miller, Arlington; Trevor Busenitz, Keaelan Dea, Dawson Grell, Aric Kasuske, Rayce Riecken, Ashland-Greenwood; Joey Dunn, Tristan Unruh, Tyler Wredt, Dallas Yates, Auburn; Jordan Fujan, Reid Jurgensmeier, Nate Kmiecik, Wyatt Svara, Bishop Neumann; David Hansen, Keaton Henry, Blaine Kennedy, Scott Ketteler, Joe O Brien, Boone Central/Newman Grove; Bill Adusei, Orion Quesenberry, Boys Town; Scott Davis, Josey Evans, Tommy McCormick, Broken Bow; Taylor Beck, Kordell Hamer, Vincent Ohlman, Brad Schoch, Central City; Austin Folz, Dylan Johnson, Trent Roth, Trey Shanks, Columbus Lakeview; Evan Chohon, Jackson Kumpf, Sam Novicki, Nathan Tworek, Columbus Scotus; Jake Herz, Tracey Kozak, Sam Simpson, Conestoga; Jordan Henry, Cozad; Brandon Theewen, David City; Trevin Derr, Douglas County West; Jacob Johnson, Paul Mach, Patrick Ondrak, Justyn Franklin, Fairbury; Ben Bauman, Falls City; Dawson Graham, Gothenburg; Jackson Berney, Cooper Rogers, Holdrege; Andrew Harms, Brady Holtmeier, John Husmann, Bryce James, Matt Masker, Kearney Catholic; Jake Mohler, Nic Snodgrass, Dan Stohlmann, Louisville; Cam Carritt, TJ Havlat, Marty Schildt, Milford-Dorchester; Alexis Ciprian, Jonathan Miller, Justin Vollars, Minden; Drew Gilliland, Mitchell; Dylan Kautz, Drew Leise, Matt Miller, Ethan Piper, Justin Timmerman, Myles Vrbka, Norfolk Catholic; Nick Hines, Dawson Poessnecker, North Bend Central; Justin Appleby, Tyson Hostert, Jake Young, O Neill; Jake Estrada, Brittan Hoppens, Grant Packarg, Brandon Raffaeli, Ogallala; Cade Svoboda, Brady Volf, Ord; Derek Asmus, Taggart Bailey, Mason Buckendahl, Brady Starkel, Levi Sudbeck, Pierce; Justen Hall, Peter McNally, Jake Palensky, Mitch Russman, Raymond Central; Cole Fousek, David Gross, Hunter Kocian, St. Paul; Connor Cameron, Tanner Harsin, Mitch McWilliams, Tim Stilmock, Syracuse; Caden Billings, Wyatt Hitchcock, Valentine; Josh Abbott, Dylan Egr, Blake Kaiser, Jordan Ptacek, Nathan Spicka, Ethan Stratman, Wahoo; Brice Broz, Jalen Graham, Zack Keller, Matt Petracek, Derek Tachovsky, Jacob Ulman, Wilber-Clatonia.

CLASS C2 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Korbin Hynes, Gibbon, 5-9, 155, Sr. Receiver_Cody Mace, Oakland-Craig, 5-10, 185, Sr. Lineman_Garrett Clark, Sutton, 6-0, 260, Sr Lineman_Blake Huisman, Stanton, 6-4, 230, Sr.

Lineman_Matt Kindler, Aquinas, 6-2, 195, Sr. Lineman_Ozzie Rodriguez, Gibbon, 5-11, 265, Sr. Lineman_Garrett Stone, Sutton, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Quarterback_Cole Mitchell, Oakland-Craig, 5-11, 175, Sr. Back_Cody Feist, Yutan, 5-10, 185, Sr. Back_Hunter Fischer, Hastings St.

Cecilia, 6-1, 195, Sr. Back_Derek Renner, Battle Creek, 6-0, 185, Sr. Placekicker_Grant Schmidt, Hastings St.

Cecilia, 6-3, 190, Jr. Defense Lineman_Zach Heinke, Logan View, 6-2, 215, Sr. Lineman_ Blake Rainforth, Doniphan-Trumbull, 6-0, 220, Sr.

Lineman_Hoss Smith, Oakland-Craig, 5-11, 190, Jr. Lineman_Mike Walz, Hastings St. Cecilia, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Linebacker_Lane Napier, Aquinas, 5-10, 180, Jr. Linebacker_Conner Thiele, Oakland-Craig, 6-2, 215, Sr. Linebacker_Mitch White, Aquinas, 6-0, 195, Sr.

Back_Conner Kranda, Aquinas, 5-9, 145, Sr. Back_Noah Pelan, Aquinas, 5-9, 160, Sr. Back_Kobe Lade, Battle Creek, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Back_Bryce Bryn, North Platte St. Patrick s, 6-3, 165, Sr. Punter_Dayton Sealey, Hastings St.

Cecilia, 6-2, 195, Sr. Honorable mention: Brendon Comte, Kenton Kobza, Spencer Maguire, Aquinas; Thomas Spilinik, Arcadia-Loup City; Lane DeGroff, Luke Kerkaert, Austin Ottis, Archbishop Bergan; Ryan Brauer, Jan-Louw deJager, Wyatt Hamer, Mason Mettler, Aaron Rudloff, Battle Creek; Jerrod Fedorchik, Will Frerichs, Wyatt Pankowski, John Pappas, Bridgeport; Jacub Nichelson, Brayden Obermier, Adrian Turrubiates, Centennial; Jose Guzman, Travis Holcomb, Centura; Braden Schuppan, Trey Sterner, Doniphan-Trumbull; Tyler Drueke, Zach Dwyer, Blake Lutz, Caleb Marlatt, Tyler Oehlerking, Elmwood-Murdock; Riley Chapman, Leyton Hopken, Aaron Poppert, Cody Whitehead, Fillmore Central; Jacobsen Podtburg, Joel Salazar, Holden Scott, Gabe VanEngen, Freeman; Coltin Brown, Tanner Gideon, Wyatt Kee, Bradyn Snell, Devin Stroh, Gibbon; Kendrik Goeden, Stephen Hillis, Sean Kathol, Grant Liese, Hartington Cedar Catholic; Seth Kirkegaard, Zach Kitten, Braden Poppe, Hastings St. Cecilia; Alex Czarnick, Jason Davis, Baylor Hellmuth, Hershey; Jesse Hickey, Nolan Schafer, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer; Trent Rutledge, Kimball; Garrett Knoell, Logan View; Ryan Brand, John Freudenburg, Lee Grebe, Lutheran High Northeast; Tim Dishman, Austin Glause, Mason Warrelmann, Malcolm; Zac Miller, North Platte St.

Patrick s; Josh Dixon, Bob Gatewood, Tommy Nelson, Garrett Seagren, Oakland-Craig; Josh Bartz, Andrew Klinger, Krishn Rapoor, Harrison Runnels, Omaha Brownell-Talbot; Quinton Davis, Landon Hornby, Drew Huxol, Palmyra; Leo Markworth, Russell McLean, Corey Ryker, Ponca; Conagher Jonak, Ravenna; Brook Svoboda, Sandy Creek; Nate Grossnicklaus, Jake Hoatson, Carter Smith, Shelby-Rising City; Travis Munstermann, Ian Salts, Southern; Grant King, Mitchael Sieh, Corbin Warnke, Stanton; Zach McMillan, Bobby Muench, Trey Rongisch, Sutherland; Garrett Leach, Tanner Peterson, Tristan Sheridan, Sutton; Jadyn Dightman, Thayer Central; Colby Ensz, Carson Hicks, Alex Jantzen, Shane Jiskra, Cooper Smith, Tri County; Jayce Ellenwood, Matt Ense, Parker Koziol, Tanner Marker, Twin River; Riley Bilstein, Braydon Mlady, West Holt; Lucas Troyer, Wisner-Pilger; Keaton Husak, Wood River; Colton Feist, Levi Kult, Scott Wuster, Yutan. CLASS D1 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Ty Chaffin, Burwell, 6-4, 200, Sr. Receiver_Breyden Eckhout, Amherst, 6-1, 175, Sr.

Lineman_Tanner Benge, Hemingford, 6-2, 240, Sr. Lineman_Collin Brown, Blue Hill, 6-3, 330, Jr. Lineman_Sam Morrill, Creighton, 5-11, 225, Jr.

Quarterback_Riley Tegtmeier, BDS, 6-0, 180, Sr. Back_Andrew Fangman, Elgin Public/Pope John, 5-11, 178, Sr. Back_Tanner Hass, Guardian Angels Central Catholic, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Placekicker_Omar Ramirez, High Plains, 5-10, 180, Sr. Defense Lineman_Andy Kerkman, Clearwater/Orchard, 6-8, 235, Sr. Lineman_Stuart Rohr, BDS, 6-3, 220, Sr.

Linebacker_Sam Christensen, BDS, 6-1, 200, Sr. Linebacker_Josh DeMers, High Plains, 6-2, 210, Sr. Linebacker_Ben Elznic, BDS, 6-2, 195, Sr.

Linebacker_Lane Walton, Creighton, 6-1, 205, Sr. Back_Kale Kleinschmidt, BDS, 5-8, 160, Jr. Back_Victory Sikes, Burwell, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Punter_Tyler Holz, Bloomfield, 5-11, 205, Sr. Honorable mention: Trevor Adelung, Colten Bergt, Jacob Klingelhoefer, Trey Taubenheim, Amherst; Landon Rohde, Taylor Shea, Michael Shoemaker, Ansley-Litchfield; Gentry Anderson, Robert Gardner, Kiley Jones, Zack Kerner, Arapahoe; August Fishell, Cody Nickel, Axtell; McGwire Mackeprang, Wilson Wagner, Bloomfield; Kody Mans, Blue Hill; Mitchell Atkinson, Jory Carson, Kendall Dickson, Riley Ellwanger, Boyd County; Noel Gines, Holden Stengel, BDS; Tyler Gideon, Jake Hansen, Lane Helgoth, Chase Hoffschneider, Tori Huffmam, Burwell; Maverick Sukstorf, Cedar Bluffs; Bradley Bunner, Kobe Paprocki, Tyrell Pokorney, Seth Thompson, Clarkson-Leigh; Blake Kester, Zach Martin, Alex Olivan, Clearwater-Orchard; Brook Baller, Brandon Borgmann, Ryan Neumann, Creighton; Alex Dubas, Tanner Lamoree, Cross County; Bladen Ahl, Trever Roberts, Tybor Smith, Diller-Odell; Paul Calvert, Dundy County-Stratton; Trevor Havlovic, Skyler Ratkovec, East Butler; Dylan Behnk, Chad Bode, Kyle Kallhoff, Seth Schumacher, Elgin/Pope John; Nate Bartling, Tyrone Hubbard, Chris Quintana, Elm Creek; Clay Dickinson, Jay Lawver, Jesse Wells, Friend; Trevor Conway, Will Meyer, Josh Wetovick, Fullerton; Sheldon Disher, Tanner Ortmeier, Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Ethan Marten, Hartington-Newcastle; Clay Bergen, Austin Stuhr, Heartland; Matthew Davis, Johnny Manning, Hemingford; Tyson Fate, Andrew Schuller, Payton Stevens, Kyler VanHousen, Thomas Young, High Plains; Zach Bayer, Mitchell Brester, Tyler Polacek, Mitchell Prusa, Luke Renter, Howells-Dodge; Carter Beller, Duncan Hanzel, Austin Preister, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Colton Davis, Kyle Francois, Hayden Miller, Dylan Pappa, Lourdes Central Catholic; Timothy Hughes, Alex Quinn, Mead; Logan Faeh, Benny Stevens, Andrew Winsterman, Nebraska Christian; Nathan Ewart, Jeffrey Keefe, Ben Riegsecker, Nebraska Lutheran; Garett Allemang, Chris Bentley, Grant White, Neligh-Oakdale; Bill Johnson, Cade Kalkowski, Niobrara/Verdigre; James Bensen, Kolton Lehmkuhl, Shay Messerlie, Devin Soll, Pender; Charles Johnson, Noah Kerchal, Derek Sis, Perkins County; Tyler Friedrich, Nic Jensen, Plainview; Michael Broussard, Kaleb Fischer, Scribner-Snyder; Jared Muhlbach, Shelton; Lafeyette Loper, South Loup; Levi Kamphaus, Twin Loup. CLASS D2 Position_Name, School, Height, Weight, Grade Offense Receiver_Henry Arnold, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Receiver_Dakota Fitzgerald, Bertrand, 6-2, 180, Sr. Lineman_Reggie Johansen, Falls City Sacred Heart, 6-1, 265, Sr. Lineman_Cameron White, Exeter-Milligan, 6-5, 209, Jr.

Lineman_Carson Woodman, Kenesaw, 6-4, 235, Sr. Quarterback_Brenden Pelster, CWC, 5-10, 185, Sr. Back_Luke Ericson, Osceola, 6-3, 215, Sr.

Back_Kyle Wemhoff, Humphrey St. Francis, 5-10, 180, Sr. Placekicker_Jacey Nutter, Sandhills/Thedford, 6-1, 195, Jr.

Defense Lineman_Cody Ramsey, CWC, 6-4, 225, Sr. Lineman_Cole Wemhoff, Humphrey St. Francis, 6-2, 210, Jr.

Linebacker_Daniel Libolt, CWC, 5-10, 165, So. Linebacker_Sean Maxson, Exeter-Milligan, 6-1, 180, Sr. Linebacker_Preston Schnitzler, Kenesaw, 5-8, 183, Sr.

Back_Damien Baumgart, Humphrey St. Francis, 5-10, 170, Sr. Back_Troy Gilligan, Anselmo-Merna, 5-10, 135, Sr.

Back_Cody Stratman, Wynot, 5-7, 155, Sr. Punter_Austin Lange, Wynot, 6-2, 245, Sr. Honorable mention: Cody Thomas, Allen; Wyatt Gibson, Ashton Hammond, Parker Janicek, Alma; Tyler Chandler, Shaun Christen, Collin Safranek, Keenan Stupka, Cameron Downey, Anselmo-Merna; Grant Dahlgren, Creighton Peterson, Wyatt Wilken, Tyrell Younger, Bertrand; Matt Neiman, Dayne Porter, Levi Simmons, Nate Sitorius, Brady; Connor Croxen, Jacob Green, Zane Patrick, CWC; Tyler Rautenberg, Noah Rutjens, Elkhorn Valley; Tyler Haberman, Brice Morgan, Austin Ostrand, Emerson-Hubbard; Kaleb Gibbens, Eustis-Farnam; Jack Dineen, Trevor Luzum, Jonathon Mounce, Spencer Papik, Kirby Soukup, Sam Zeleny, Exeter-Milligan; Christian Harring, Bryant Jorn, Bailey Witt, Falls City Sacred Heart; Elliott Epp, Matt McCarthy, Garden County; Tucker Gartner, Brett Good, Corey Hoelck, Giltner; Caleb Dowling, Brady Klute, Devin Nissen, Jesse Rasmussen, Hampton; Devin Hueftle, Heartland Lutheran; Evan Classen, Jay Korth, Noah McPhillips, Humphrey St.

Francis; Jaxson Balm, Austin Griggs, Trey Stutheit, Johnson-Brock; Jake Brunk, Tyson Burr, Daniel Duffy, Kenesaw; Gavin Buschkoetter, Bryce Buscher, Kevin Schroer, Lawrence-Nelson; Rhett Dye, Zach Hellie, Kordell Maestas, Leyton; Marcus Hegy, Montana Riecken, Lyons-Decatur Northeast; Houston Crane, Ryan McKeenan, Maxwell; John Klintworth, Medicine Valley; Brode McIntosh, Gideon Monette, Lance Moore, Samuel Vinton, Mullen; Kraton Gabel, Bennett Nelson, Austin Wieseman, Osceola; Max Frank, Brock Johnson, Caleb Krohn, Tyler Reikofski, Osmond; Ryan Busch, Pleasanton; Grant Brunssen, Denton Kuhl, Drew Loberg, Randolph; Lane Deisley, Justin Shipman, Red Cloud; Dylan Andersen, Riggin Anderson, Cole Hewett, Cade Pokorny, Tyler Swisher, Sandhills-Thedford; Rowan Ford, South Platte; Josh Cuddy, St.

Mary s; Mason Gee, Thomas Tucker, Jordan Wenzl, Sterling; Tate Schmaderer, Stuart; Trace Claflin, Francisco Orozco, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller; Josh May, Wallace; Brice Barney, Luc Bloomquist, Gaige Hegge, John Rosberg, Wausa; Hayden King, Cory Shoff, Winside; Jalen Wieseler, Wynot.


MASTER GUITARIST PAUL HILL RETURNS TO MILESTONES JAZZ CLUB The last concert of 2015 at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday 6 December features a return visit for the master guitarist leading his own band – The Paul Hill Quartet . Paul Hill, one of the region s finest guitarists, has long been in demand as a musician at home in a wide variety of styles with a deep love and knowledge of jazz at its heart. As well as using the more conventional 6-string variety of guitar, Paul is distinguished by the fact that he also plays the specially built BJH 7-string guitar that creates a much bigger sound.

Paul began playing classical guitar at about 9 years of age before progressing to the electric guitar and by the age of 13 was regularly playing in rock bands. Soon he began studying advanced concepts in jazz and is now a very successful teacher, examiner for the London College of Music and the author of the popular book – The Paul Hill Guitar Theory and Technique Book. His fleet-footed, punchy playing confirms the influence of jazz guitar greats like Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass and John Scofield.

Here he leads a quartet featuring some of the region s most respected players through an imaginative selection of both American Songbook classics and modern jazz standards by Chick Corea and Pat Metheny that showcase Paul’s warm tone, inventive lines and advanced sense of harmony. The band s full line-up features Paul Hill (guitar), Andrew Lynwood (keyboards), Andy Doyle (bass) and Cath Evans (drums). All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm .

Admission – 7 / 6 (concession).

Weather protection – tarpaulins in stock

Storm Barney might not sound terribly threatening, but the 66mph winds that howled around our houses in East Anglia certainly proved it was a storm worth naming. As we pick up the overturned plant pots and dustbins it s worth thinking about how we can protect and secure all those things we keep outside on our home and business properties in gardens, yards, forecourts and farmyards. In lots of cases the answer is simple.

Jones & Cane stock a wide range of tarpaulins 1 and accessories to keep your valuables safe from damage and the elements. Classic and vintage cars Although a tarpaulin 2 might just seem like a weatherproof cover for your much-loved classic wheels, it s worth remembering that properly secured a tarpaulin can also help protect against damage from impact like paintwork scratches from small flying debris, and larger problems like falling sticks and branches. By securing your tarpaulin as a taut covering (using polypropylene rope or bungee cords through the reinforced eyelets), you re creating a barrier that will act as more than just a rainproof sheet.

The sky won t stay that blue for long! Keep logs covered with a sturdy tarpaulin Outdoor toys Trampolines, swings and slides are mostly made of durable plastic or coated metal, but small parts of them such as ropes, springs and joints are often made of materials less resistant to the British weather. Covering them up can help them stay better looking by preventing fade and wear from the wind and rain, and keeping off leaves and rubbish, but can also make them much safer.

One of the key dangers might well be your children putting you on Youtube as you slip on a winter s worth of accumulated trampoline slime. Covering trailers If you tow an open trailer, keeping the rain out is vital. A tarpaulin can keep the weather from damaging your goods, and also make sure that your load is completely secure.

By tying your tarp down with rope or bungees, you can be sure that your goods and trailer are perfectly safe. Garden furniture There are two tedious jobs a tarpaulin can save you from here: firstly, chasing runaway chairs that strong winds have sent off down the garden, and secondly, frequent painting or staining of wooden tables, chairs and benches. By protecting your garden furniture from the weather you ll prolong its life by avoiding lots of knocks and scrapes, as well as the water damage that requires it to be re-treated.

You can even secure it to the ground using tent pegs or groundcover pegs 3 through the eyeletted edging. Wood piles That roaring Christmas fire will be much easier to light if the woodpile is covered with a tarpaulin with secured edges to prevent winter storms getting to your yule logs from any angle. Building work If you ve had to extend the house to fit the whole family in for Christmas, you may need to temporarily rainproof the roof, window apertures, even missing sections of wall.

Our tarpaulins go up to a huge 11m x 7m 4 , and can also be secured together with rope through the reinforced holes on each edge. We also stock polythene sheeting by the roll 5 , if you wish to do a belt-and-braces job on keeping out the elements. So whilst Storm Barney (and his friends Storm Abigail and Hurricane Kate) may have passed, it s still a good time of year to prepare for the coming rain, snow and frost.

BBC Weather says we have two more weeks of unseasonably mild weather before we hit winter in all its glory.

That s just time to pop in and see us 6 at our showrooms in Norfolk or order your tarpaulin online 7 for next-working-day delivery.

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Formal sessions recess for the year on November 18 – See more at: 1 Formal sessions recess for the year on Wednesday, Nov.

18, but legislative leaders appear in no rush to deliver major bills to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. Unfinished priority bills stay alive through the winter recess and into 2016, an election year when lawmakers undoubtedly will be looking to promote their freshly minted accomplishments.

Both branches plan informal sessions Monday. The House does not plan to hold any formal sessions next week, while the Senate has one set for Tuesday. Veterans Day is Wednesday and the House this week passed a batch of bills aimed at safeguarding veterans grave markers (H 1306) and punishing those who falsely claim to be veterans in order to secure benefits (H 1641).

House members invoked Veterans Day as an apt time to pass the bills, and it’s possible that the bills could emerge in the Senate on Tuesday when Senator-elect Michael Brady is scheduled to be sworn in after this week’s special election results are certified by the Governor’s Council. The list of priority bills seen as possibly reaching Baker by Nov.

18 has been whittled down to solar energy and public records reform bills, but the House has been slow to produce any recommendations in those areas or to take up omnibus opioid legislation. Even if solar and records reform bills advance in the next 12 days, it’s increasingly unlikely that House and Senate leaders would be able to reconcile differences in competing bills before their winter recess.

There’s no real deadline pressure, which is what often drives the Legislature to act, since most legislation carries over into the second year of the session, when formal sessions will resume in January and must be completed by the end of July. The only matters that don’t carry over under joint rule 12B are “any measure making or supplementing an appropriation for a fiscal year submitted to or returned to the General Court by the Governor.” Spending vetoes not overridden by Nov.

18 are effectively sustained, although portions of budget bills returned by the governor with amendments do carry over. The House plans back-to-back formal sessions before the recess, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov.

17 and 18. MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY: Lt. Gov.

Karyn Polito attends a birthday celebration for the United States Marine Corps. (Saturday, 7 p.m., 181 Lake Ave., Worcester) HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends the Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner and Auction. (Saturday, 7 p.m., Westin Copley Plaza, Boston) DCF ON THE RECORD: Department of Children and Families Commissioner Linda Spears will appear on “On the Record” to discuss ongoing policy changes in the wake of several child deaths. The Baker administration announced a series of reforms to the department in September including the reestablishment of the DCF Central Regional office. (Sunday, 11 a.m., WCVB-TV Ch.

5) ELECTION RECAP WITH KELLER: WBZ radio’s Joe Mathieu and Politico Massachusetts’ Lauren Dezenski join Jon Keller to discuss local election results from this past Tuesday and the New Hampshire presidential primary. (Sunday, 8:30 a.m., WBZ-TV Ch.

4) ROSENBERG AT B’NAI ABRAHAM: Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks at Temple B’nai Abraham’s Annual Political Breakfast. (Sunday, 10 a.m., 200 E Lothrop St., Beverly) HOUSE AND SENATE: Both branches hold informal sessions at 11 a.m. BAKER, SHERIFFS TALK OPIOIDS: Gov.

Charlie Baker meets with county sheriffs to discuss the opioid epidemic and the potential impact of reforms contained in the substance abuse bill filed by the governor. Last month, Baker met with members of the law enforcement community, including police chiefs, sheriffs and district attorneys, to discuss his legislation, which will be discussed before the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse at a Nov.

16 hearing. The meeting is closed press with a media availability to follow at 10 a.m. (Monday, 9:30 a.m., governor’s office) PRUDENTIAL BUILDING ILLUMINATED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: Look to the sky on Monday night to see the Prudential Building as a beacon of green in recognition of both the progress in climate change preparation by Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) and a meeting it held with a leading authority in environmental protection.

Co-chaired by Mayor Marty Walsh, the GRC hosted a visit on Nov.

5 from John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science advisor and the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. According to organizers, the lighting will recognize a successful year of climate change dialogue facilitation, marked by the visiting of 20 urban sustainability officials, myriad environmental forums and this most recent meeting. BARNEY FRANK HONORED: One of the more outspoken former members of Congress will receive a bipartisan welcome, as Barney Frank and his late mother Elsie Frank will be celebrated by the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, and Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat, will deliver welcoming remarks, and David Cash, the dean of the school, will present a certificate to Frank. (Monday, 6 p.m., Great Hall) BAKER, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS MEET: Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, House Minority Leader Rep.

Bradley Jones and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr will gather in the Senate President’s office for a weekly leadership meeting. (CLOSED PRESS) (Monday, 2 p.m., Office of the Senate President, Room 332) COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS WITH SENIORS: Rep. Josh Cutler hosts a free buffet luncheon at the Hanson Senior Center with Rep. Denise Garlick, chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs.

The event is part of Rep. Cutler’s “Community Conversations with Seniors” tour. The purpose is to hear thoughts from seniors on their needs and receive feedback on current services.

While the event is geared toward seniors, residents of any age living in Hanson, Pembroke or Duxbury are welcome. To RSVP, contact Hanson Senior Center director Mary Collins at 781-293-2683 2 or [email protected] 3 . (Monday, 12 p.m., Hanson Center Senior, 132 Maquan St., Hanson) REGIONAL OPIOID FORUM: The New England Council will host a regional forum on opioid addiction featuring remarks from Sen. Ed Markey, Gov.

Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan. The half-day conference titled “Tackling the Opioid Addiction Crisis: Innovative Approaches and Regional Collaboration” will also feature two panel discussions focused on private sector and public sector strategies to combat addiction.

The first panel will feature health insurance professionals and be moderated by Tufts Health Plan CEO James Roosevelt. A second panel, moderated by former Attorney General Maura Coakley, will include Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel as well representatives from health and human services and addiction services sectors from surrounding states and the federal government.

Full agenda: 4 (Monday, 8 a.m., Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston) LGBT AGING COMMISSION MEETING: The Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging holds a public meeting. It will be chaired by Rep. Denise Garlick and Sen.

Patricia Jehlen. (Monday, 11 a.m., One Beacon St., 23rd floor, AARP Conference Room, Boston) STATE ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATORY OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: A total of 56 bills will be heard by the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, including a Sen. James Eldridge bill (S 1634) to establish a legislative fiscal office that would provide analysis and non-binding recommendations to the Legislature on bills pertaining to fiscal policy and the state budget. Under the proposed bill, any legislator could request that the office review the costs associated with pending legislation, and the bill could not be reported out of committee until such review is complete.

The office would also produce a report after the legislative session detailing all appropriations made during the session and the fiscal impact of enacted legislation. The committee will also accept testimony on a bill (H 2753) filed by Rep. Bradford Hill that would make the Legislature a public body subject to the state’s open meeting law, an idea that has not been viewed favorably by lawmakers over the years. (Monday, 10 a.m., Hearing Room A-2) SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee will host a conference titled “New Approaches to Treatment and Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.” The all-day event will feature experts and others involved in substance abuse treatment.

Topics expected to be discussed include how substance abuse affects teenage brains, people with psychiatric challenges and ethnic and other minority populations. It will run from 8:50 a.m. – 5 p.m. More info at: 5 Register at: 6 (Monday, 8:50 a.m., 10 Winter Place, Boston) OPEN RECORDS PANEL: The Massachusetts Genealogical Council and the Boston Public Library hosts a multidisciplinary panel discussion on the value of open public records.

Panelists include attorney Robert Ambrogi, the executive director of the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association; genealogist Melinde Lutz Byrne of Boston University; and Newsweek finance editor Leah McGrath Goodman. The genealogical council is among groups looking to see the Legislature take action on public records reform. (Monday, 6 p.m., Boston Public Library commonwealth salon) TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Transportation holds a hearing on 29 bills, mostly on motorcycles and school bus safety. Six bills authorize cities and towns to install video school bus violation detection monitoring systems.

H 2968, sponsored by Rep. Edward Coppinger, prohibits cities and towns from establishing school zones that extend less than 500 feet beyond the school’s property. One of Sen.

Anne Gobi’s bills (S 1827) requires drug and alcohol testing for school bus drivers. Other bills lay out decibel restrictions for motorcycle noise (S 1845), provide for reasonable motorcycle parking space (H 3313) and give motorcycle owners 10 days to obtain a safety inspection sticker (H 2996). Full agenda: 7 (Monday, 10 a.m., A-1) MEEHAN VISITS ALL UMASS CAMPUSES: UMass President Marty Meehan will visit all five UMass campuses in one day, which no other president has done before, according to a statement from UMass.

His approximate schedule is Dartmouth at 7:30 a.m., Amherst at 10:45 a.m., Medical School in Worcester at 1:30 p.m., Lowell at 3:30 p.m. and Boston at 6 p.m. He plans to visit classes, tour laboratories and meet with new faculty members.

The event has a “Five Campuses, One Mission” theme and kicks off the inauguration week for Meehan, who took office as president July 1. He will be inaugurated Thursday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

MBTA FISCAL AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL BOARD: The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board holds a meeting that is scheduled to include discussion and action on a proposal to overhaul 17 Green Line vehicles that entered service in 1997, an overview of the RIDE and review of recent reforms, and a winter resilience update. Agenda: 8 (Monday, 12:30 p.m., MassDOT Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Room 3830, Boston) MIDDLESEX VETERANS COURT: A ceremony at Framingham District Court marks the opening of the Middlesex Veterans Treatment Court, the fifth veterans court session in the state. Such specialty courts provide court-supervised probation and mandated treatment focused on treating the mental health or substance abuse issues underlying criminal behavior.

Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Ure a and District Court Chief Justice Paul Dawley plan to attend, as to representatives from the Veterans Administration and Middlesex sheriff’s office. Judge David Cunis, first justice of the Framingham District Court, and Judge Michael Fabbri, the presiding judge of the Middlesex County Veterans Treatment Court, will host the event. (Monday, 2 p.m., Framingham District Court, courtroom 1, 600 Concord St., Framingham) BUMP ON “INSIDE STATE GOVERNMENT” | Auditor Suzanne Bump will be a guest on the North Attleborough Community Television show “Inside State Government,” hosted by Sen. Richard Ross. (Monday, 2 p.m., 93 South Washington St., North Attleborough) BUMP ON THE RADIO: Auditor Suzanne Bump will be a guest on the Mara Dolan show on WCAP. (Monday, 10:10 a.m., 980 AM) BUSINESS ACCELERATOR SEMINAR: Assistant Secretary of Business Development Nam Pham attends the North America Business Accelerator Expert Seminar. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, Cambridge) SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ANNUAL MEETING: Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash attends the annual meeting of the Small Business Administration. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Constant Contact.

1601 Trapelo Road, Great Room North, Waltham) CERTIFICATION OF SENATE VOTE: The Governor’s Council will meet to certify the votes for the Second Plymouth and Bristol Senate district, where Rep. Mike Brady, a Brockton Democrat, defeated Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Governor’s Council Chambers) EARLY EDUCATION BOARD: The Board of Early Education and Care meets, with a vote scheduled on a rate increase for center-based early education and care programs based on the fiscal 2016 rate reserve.

The board will also discuss its fiscal 2017 budget recommendation. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Fitchburg State University, President’s Hall, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg) BAY STATE BANNER TURNS 50: The Bay State Banner, a weekly paper and news company serving Greater Boston’s African-American community, holds its 50th anniversary celebration at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute. The event will include a screening of a documentary about the Banner’s history, produced by award-winning filmmakers Tracy Heather Strain and Randy MacLowry, and the launch of a commemorative magazine.

Auditor Suzanne Bump and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will attend. Tickets are $100 or $175 for VIP admission. 9 (Tuesday, 6 p.m., 210 Morrissey Blvd.) MASSPORT RETIREES: The Massachusetts Port Authority Employees’ Retirement System holds a special board meeting to conduct interviews for actuarial services. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Logan Office Center, One Harborside Dr., 1st Floor, East Boston) TEWKSBURY HOSPITAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The board of trustees for the Department of Public Health’s Tewksbury Hospital holds a meeting that will include a presentation on campus programs security and update from the director of mental health services and hospital CEO. (Tuesday, 8 a.m., 365 East St., Tewksbury) HOUSING DAY: Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association holds its second annual Housing Day to lobby legislators to produce, preserve and plan for more affordable housing across the state.

CHAPA will present Housing Hero Awards to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian Dempsey and Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka for “strong housing investments in the FY16 budget.” Housing Day participants will also hear more about three bills — H 1111, H 2540 and S 122 — that would, among other things, make changes to the state’s zoning, subdivision, and planning laws, amend housing tax credits, and remove programmatic barriers to housing development, according to CHAPA. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Great Hall) WAGE EQUITY ROUNDTABLE: Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will host a regional roundtable discussion on wage equity issues. (Tuesday, 12 p.m., UMass-Lowell Inn & Conference Center, Lower Locks Board Room, 50 Warren St., Lowell) PANEL HOSTED ON ECONOMIC INEQUALITY The Roosevelt Institute and Greater Boston Policy Initiative will host a panel on the status of economic fairness and economist Joseph Stiglitz’s report on systemic inequality titled “Rewriting the Rules” Co-author and economist Nell Abernathy will lead the panel in partnership with City Awake, a startup 501(c)3 organization focused on facilitating a social impact ecosystem in Greater Boston. Both host organizations aim to increase civic engagement and education among the millennial generation in Boston. (Tuesday, 6:45 p.m., Lir, 903 Boylston Street, Back Bay) ROSENBERG AT THE FED: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends the monthly Jobs for Mass meeting. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Federal Reserve Bank, 31st Floor, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston) TELECOM COMMITTEE: Bills related to telecommunications come before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy for a hearing. Among the legislation is a Sen.

Kathleen O’Connor Ives bill (S 1782) that would ban misleading telemarketer calls and a Rep. David Nangle bill (H 3310) establishing additional regulations for payments required by cable service providers. A bill from Rep.

Carolyn Dykema (H 3307) would call on wireless service providers to make available for download at least one application that prohibits teenagers from texting while driving. Full agenda: 10 (Tuesday, 1 p.m., room B-1) COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS: The Board of Certification of Community Health Workers meets to discuss changes to the language in its regulations for training program requirements and its “good moral character” policy. (Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., 239 Causeway St., 4th floor, Room 417, Boston) STEM SUMMIT: A slate of elected leaders will address the 2015 Massachusetts STEM Summit. Now in its 12th year, the summit showcases exhibits centered on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The event will cover all levels of education, STEM policies and programs, innovation and entrepreneurship, career awareness and workforce development and business needs. Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt.

Gov. Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash, UMass President Marty Meehan, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, Education Secretary James Peyser, and Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago are expected to make remarks. Baker is scheduled to speak at 1:15 p.m.

After the summit ends, Peyser hosts a meeting of the STEM Advisory Council. Schedule: 11 (Tuesday, 7:30, DCU Center, Worcester) FOURTH REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Republican presidential candidates vying for the party’s nomination will meet on stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a debate sponsored by Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal. Like previous debates, it will be broken into two sections on the basis of poll numbers.

The 9 p.m debate will feature Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen.

Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen.

Rand Paul. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov.

Mike Huckabee did not make the cut and will appear in the 7 p.m debate with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Former New York Gov. George Pataki and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Virginia Gov.

Jim Gilmore did not qualify for either debate. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., Fox Business Network, Milwaukee Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) MEEHAN AT SPEAKER SERIES LAUNCH: UMass President Marty Meehan discusses transforming higher education in Massachusetts, as the featured speaker at the launch of Cristo Rey Boston High School’s Distinguished Speaker Series. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., Seaport Hotel, Ballroom A, Seaport Lane, Boston FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Financial Services holds a hearing on 20 bills related to insurance regulations. S 501, which is sponsored by Sen. Anne Gobi and has more than 45 cosponsors, prohibits insurance companies from cancelling, refusing to issue or increasing the rate of a policy on the basis of a dog on the property, unless the dog has been designated as dangerous.

H 817 and H 24 require insurers to compare policies, contracts and retained asset accounts against a Death Master File on at least a semi-annual basis, and lay out steps if a match is found. Other bills prohibit discrimination in insurance policies (S 504), set a maximum for a primary residence for windstorm or hail deductible rates (H 902) and establish a County Property Insurance Commission serving Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties. Full agenda: 12 (Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., B-2) WESTBOROUGH TOWN HALL REDEDICATION: Lt.

Gov. Karyn Polito will be on hand as the Westborough Town Hall is rededicated. (Tuesday, 6 p.m., Westborough Town Hall, 34 W. Main St., Westborough) TWIN CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay attends the annual meeting of the Twin Cities Community Development Corporation. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg, 365 Lindell Ave., Leominster) ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture holds a hearing on 30 hunting and trapping bills.

S 429, H 3236 and H 3239 permit Sunday hunting. S 414 and S 427 allow the Director of Fisheries and Wildlife to regulate the design, weight of pull and type of crossbows that may be used for hunting. Rep.

Nicholas Boldyga has sponsored a bill permitting the hunting of deer with a crossbow during the exclusive archery season on deer, for any person issued an archery stamp. S 423, sponsored by Sen. Anne Gobi, allows the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to take measures to ensure a stable moose population in Worcester, Berkshire, Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties.

Other bills make it illegal to hunt using an unmanned aerial system (S 447), permit the hunting of deer by bow and arrow in Wompatuck State Park (H 625) and ease restrictions on shotgun ammunition types by giving the Director of Fisheries and Wildlife jurisdiction (H 728 and S 432). Full agenda: 13 (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough) LABOR COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development hears 19 bills related to unemployment insurance. Bills from Sen.

Kenneth Donnelly (S 969) and Rep. Kenneth Gordon (H 1714) seek to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers. Rep.

Ellen Story has sponsored a bill (H 1770) that would provide unemployment benefits to employees who have been laid off from educational institutions, while Rep. Brian Mannal has filed legislation that would create a commission to study the setting of unemployment insurance rates (H 1738). A bill from Rep.

Bradley Jones (H 1722) would require anyone receiving unemployment benefits to “be willing to accept work” when the position offered is reasonably relative to a past job and the claimant is capable of performing it. Agenda: 14 (Tuesday, 1 p.m., room B-2) CELEBRATION OF LIFE DINNER: Victory Programs’ Boston Living Center, a community resource center for HIV-positive people, holds its annual Celebration of Life event, serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner to approximately 700 guests, including members of the HIV/AIDS community and their loved ones. Rep.

Gloria Fox and Roxbury Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Liz Walker give remarks. Kevin Cranston, director of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Nelly Carreno of NECN and Ray Magliozzi of NPR’s Car Talk are among the “VIP servers” for the dinner.

Larry Kessler of the AIDS Action Committee will be honored with the Peter Daniel Clark Award. (Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Hynes Convention Center, 3rd floor) PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE: The Public Service Committee will take up 39 miscellaneous bills. Rep. Peter Durant and Sen.

Will Brownsberger have both sponsored bills (H 2282/S 1330) that would overhaul the management of sick leave banks. Brownsberger, who said he has not read Durant’s bill, said his legislation would “basically put sick leave banks” under the control of the office of Administration and Finance, moving them out of the control of the Legislature and directing the office to establish regulations. Sick leave banks for individual state employees are a regular feature of legislative sessions, passing between the two chambers like any other bill and allowing employees to donate their own sick, personal or vacation days to another employee.

The Teachers Retirement Board has sponsored legislation (H 20) that would specify child sex offenses as a criminal offense that would cause teachers to lose their pensions. Legislation (H 27) sponsored by the treasurer’s office would provide for withholding of a pension member’s retirement benefits until the resolution of criminal charges in certain cases. A Rep.

Mark Cusack bill (H 2263) would provide public transit drivers with bathroom breaks of at least 10 minutes every four hours. That bill was sent for study last session. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Room A-1) LGAC MEETING: The Local Government Advisory Commission holds a meeting. The agenda includes the state budget and economic outlook, issues raised at the municipal regulatory reform listening sessions, the need for Chapter 90 reauthorization for local roads, the Foundation Budget Review Commission’s recommendations for funding education aid and the initiative to identify underutilized state assets for redevelopment.

The purpose of LGAC is to present the municipal government point of view on proposed legislation to the governor, assist in mobilizing resources to deal with local government problems and meet with legislative leadership. Lt. Gov.

Karyn Polito will attend. (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Room 157) CLEAN ENERGY ACTION DAY: The Massachusetts Interfaith Coalition for Climate Action and Mass Power Forward hold a legislative action day for a “clean and just energy future” for Massachusetts. The event begins with a rally during which Rep. Lori Ehrlich, Minister Mariama White-Hammond of Bethel AME Church and Reverend Fred Small of Creation Coalition are expected to speak.

At 11 a.m., constituents and faith leaders meet with legislators. (Tuesday, 10 a.m., Grand Staircase) MBTA AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE: The MBTA’s standing committee on audit and finance meets. (Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., MassDOT Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Room 3830, Boston) CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure holds a hearing on 18 bills. H 263, sponsored by Rep. John Scibak, prohibits dental licensing exams from requiring the performance of any irreversible procedure upon a live patient.

Rep. Nick Collins has sponsored a bill (H 167) requiring the Bureau of Pipefitters, Refrigeration Technicians, and Sprinkler Fitters to adopt regulations for refrigeration technicians working on commercial refrigeration systems of less than ten tons. H 3213, sponsored by Rep.

Shawn Dooley, creates a statewide septic license. Other bills regulate the issuance of provisional licenses for speech-language pathologists or audiologists (H 228), lay out fines for performing unlicensed electrical work (S 135) and provide requirements for the licensing of glaziers, people in the field of flat glass work (H 188). Full agenda: 15 (Tuesday, 1 p.m., A-2) SAFE HOMES COALITION: Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian and Safe Homes Coalition Executive Director Greg Stein host an event to launch the county’s partnership with the Safe Homes Coalition, which educates realtors and consumers about securing prescription medications in an effort to curb drug abuse. (Tuesday, 12:15 p.m., Framingham Police Headquarters) ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies holds a hearing on 12 bills.

Sen. Jason Lewis has sponsored a bill (S 217) requiring the front of all slot machines to be affixed with a sticker delineating the addictive nature of slot machines, their non-randomness and the compulsive gambling hotline number. H 289, sponsored by Rep.

Danielle Gregoire, allows the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to license veterans’ organizations and other private clubs to operate gaming devices. Sen. John Keenan has submitted a bill – at the request of Quincy resident Thomas Emswiler – forming a commission to study the effects of changing the Massachusetts time zone from Eastern Standard to Atlantic Standard.

Other bills update regulations on thoroughbred horse breeding (S 242 and H 287), regulate charitable gaming (H 301) and establish a Priority Expense Fund, to include proceeds from Internet gaming and occasional sums from the General Court (S 241). Full agenda: 16 (Tuesday, 1 p.m., Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center for Business & Workforce Development, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke) SANDISFIELD PIPELINE HEARING: The Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight holds a hearing on Rep. Garrett Bradley’s bill (H 3690) conveying easements in Sandisfield to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC, a Kinder Morgan company.

Sandisfield is in Berkshire County, on the Connecticut border and also bordering Hampden County. A spokesman for Kinder Morgan said the bill is not related to its Northeast Energy Direct project. The initiative is part of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s Connecticut Expansion Project, which would add 3.8 miles of pipeline loop to the two existing pipelines in Sandisfield.

The easements, as laid out in the bill, would include pipeline markers, protection facilities and permanent and temporary access roads. Sen. Benjamin Downing and Rep.

William Pignatelli intend to testify against the bill. Other groups opposing the project include Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network, Sandisfield Taxpayers Opposing the Pipeline and No Fracked Gas in Mass. Full text: 17 (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Gardner Auditorium) BAKER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Gov.

Charlie Baker will make remarks and participate in a Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build Event. (Tuesday, 3 p.m., 79 Kendig Street, Worcester) WORCESTER WWII VETERANS: Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito attends a program honoring World War II veterans. (Wednesday, 1 p.m., Worcester City Hall, 455 Main St., Worcester) MOULTON ON RADIO BOSTON: Congressman Seth Moulton is a scheduled guest on Radio Boston. (Wednesday, 3:06 p.m, WBUR-FM 90.9) VIETNAM VETERANS WREATH LAYING: Lt.

Gov. Karyn Polito attends a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of Vietnam War veterans. (Wednesday, 2 p.m., Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Green Hill Park, 50 Skyline Dr., Worcester) MOULTON ON GREATER BOSTON: Congressman Seth Moulton will be a guest of Greater Boston host Jim Braude. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., WGBH-TV Ch.

2) BAKER VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt.Gov.

Karyn Polito deliver remarks at Veterans Day Ceremony in the State House. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., State House Rotunda) BAKER OPERATION WELCOME HOME: Gov. Charlie Baker makes MassHousing Veterans’ Loan Program “Operation Welcome Home” Announcement. (Wednesday, 2:45 p.m., 104 Woburn Street, Reading) BAKER VISITS SOLDIER’S HOME: Gov. Charlie Baker visits Chelsea Soldiers’ Home (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea) TA-NEHISI COATES AT HARVARD: Bestselling author and MacArthur fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at the Harvard Institute of Politics John F.

Kennedy Jr. Forum. Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, will participate in a moderated discussion with Bruce Western, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard; Johns Hopkins University distinguished Bloomberg professor Kathryn Edin; and William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P.

and Linda L. Geyser University professor at Harvard. (Wednesday, 5 p.m., 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge) VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: The Department of Veterans Services and Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Urena host an annual commemoration of Veterans Day at the State House.

Auditor Suzanne Bump is scheduled to attend the observance. (Wednesday, 10 a.m., Memorial Hall) HEALEY SERVES VETERANS: Attorney General Maura Healey will serve lunch to homeless veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. (Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., 70 Court St., Boston) THE LEGISLATURE: The House and Senate meet in informal sessions Thursday at 11 a.m. UMASS PRESIDENT INAUGURATION: Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt.

Gov. Karyn Polito, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Stan Rosenberg and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg will attend the inauguration of UMass President Marty Meehan. Baker and DeLeo will make brief remarks at the ceremony. (Thursday, 3 p.m., Edward M.

Kennedy Institute, Columbia Point, Boston) MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS RECOGNIZED: The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) will hold its first annual provider excellence and innovation observance ceremony on Thursday to recognize health care workers at the “Accountable Care Compass Awards.” Independent judges reviewed more than 60 submissions from hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies and other care providers and have chosen winners in categories such as readmission reduction, practice innovation and improvement of organizational efficiency. Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment Critic Joyce Kulhawik will present awards at the Sheraton Hotel breakfast in Framingham. (Thursday, 8 a.m., Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham) LOVETT PETERS LECTURE: David Welch, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, delivers the Lovett C. Peters Lecture on Thursday, according to the Pioneer Institute.

Welch founded Students Matter, which sponsored the 2014 Vergara v. California case, leading to a decision striking down elements of tenure for teachers in K-12 schools. The event is open to Pioneer members. (Thursday, 6 p.m., Seaport Hotel, Boston) CEREMONY FOR BROCKTON DEVELOPMENT Developers and elected officials plan to gather to mark the completion of Enterprise Center, a $100 million commercial and residential project at the site of the former Brockton Enterprise Building.

Attendees also plan to celebrate the rededication of the updated Korean/Vietnam Veterans Park. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter, Brockton City Council President Dennis Eaniri, and officials from Trinity Financial, Bank of America and the state Department of Housing and Community Development plan to attend. (Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, 62 Main St., Brockton) HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION: The Health Policy Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Committee will discuss the design of the HPC’s pilot program on Neonatal Substance Abuse Syndrome, which was funded in the fiscal year 2016 state budget, and hear an update on proposed consumer protections regulations for risk bearing provider organizations. (Thursday, 11 a.m., 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor, Boston) HEALTH POLICY COMMISSION: The Health Policy Commission’s Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation Committee will meet to discuss the proposed certification framework for HPC’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Certification Program. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., 50 Milk St., 8th Floor, Boston) MUNICIPALITIES AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENT: Two dozen bills — mostly dealing with municipal finances and home rule petitions — will be before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, including a bill (H 1825) filed by Rep. Bruce Ayers to hold property owners accountable for recurring municipal public nuisance complaints.

Under the bill, after police have been called to a single location 10 times in one year, the property owner would be responsible for the cost associated with any additional police calls and other costs incurred by the police department. Other bills before the committee would clarify the powers of the library board of the town of Harwich, and amend the charter of Concord to remove references to the “Board of Selectmen” and replace them with “Select Board.” (Thursday, 1 p.m., Hearing Room B-2) MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT: Lt. Gov.

Karyn Polito offers remarks at New Partnership for Municipalities Summit. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash also attends. (Thursday, 8:45 a.m., Holy Cross Conference Center, 1 College St., Worcester) SHERBORN COMMUNITY COMPACT: Lt. Gov.

Karyn Polito joins town officials in Sherborn to sign a community compact. (Thursday, 1:15 p.m., 19 Washington St., Sherborn) LENNY ZAKIM FUND: Treasurer Deborah Goldberg attends the 20th anniversary celebration for the Lenny Zakim Fund. (Thursday, 6 p.m., Space 57 at Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston) BOARD OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The Board of Registration of Physician Assistants meets to consider proposed amendments to regulations pertaining to the governor’s regulatory review process, and to hold an executive session for the purpose of “discussing the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health, rather than professional competence, of an individual.” (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., 239 Causeway St., 4th floor, Room 417, Boston) NATIONAL HERITAGE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES: The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee meets at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters. The committee provides the division with independent scientific advice on the conservation and protection of over 400 wild plants and animal species that are not hunted, fished or trapped. (Thursday, 1 p.m., 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., room 103, Westborough) EARLY INTERVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL: Department of Public Health officials will present research on the Association of Assistive Reproductive Technology and enrollment within early intervention programs to the Massachusetts Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council. (Thursday, 9:15 a.m., Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough) REFUGEE AND CITIZENSHIP LISTENING SESSION: A part of the regulatory reform initiative, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) will hold a public listening session focused on regulations regarding human rights, refugee resettlement and citizenship assistance. The regulation review is part of an executive order signed by Gov.

Charlie Baker that orders each state agency to review regulations that fall under its jurisdiction. (Thursday, 10 a.m., Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 1st Floor, 3 Salem Square, Worcester) SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay attends the annual meeting of the South Shore Housing Development Corporation. (Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton) METRO BOSTON HOUSING PARTNERSHIP: Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash attends the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership Annual Founders Celebration. (Thursday, 6 p.m., State Street Financial Center, 1 Lincoln St., Boston) RESIDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR PLASTICS PROTECTION: Residents from across Greater Boston who have led a campaign to ban single-use plastic bags, bottles and polystyrene packaging will be honored as “Heroes of the Ocean” on Thursday. The event is sponsored by Women Working for Oceans (W2O), the Massachusetts Sierra Club and the New England Aquarium. “Thoughtful choices will ultimately mean that there is a habit change, and the amount of single-use plastic in our waste stream will decrease,” W2O Member and event Emcee Ellen Curren said. “That means less plastic in the ocean and less plastics in humans.” Sixteen communities have passed bans of single-use bags, and more are expected in the coming months, according to a W2O press release. (Thursday, 1 p.m., Grand Staircase) MEFA MEETING: The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority holds meetings of its audit committee and investment committee. (Thursday, 3 p.m., 160 Federal St., Boston) BAKER KEYNOTES SENIOR CARE EVENT: Gov. Charlie Baker will deliver the keynote address at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association, a set of organizations that deliver services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities.

The organization represents more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living homes, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities, encompassing 77,000 staff members, 120,000 beneficiaries and a $4 billion slice of the contributions to the Massachusetts economy. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., DCU Center, Worcester) WOMEN IN POLITICS PANEL: Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Rep. Keiko Orrall, and recently re-elected Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley will participate in a panel discussion about women in politics. The panel will be moderated by Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham and hosted by Tufts University’s Jonathan M.

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The event is organized for Bay State Muslims to “meet their state legislators and advocate for legislation of importance to Muslim communities and all Americans,” according to an advisory. After the lobbying, participants plan to be available on the State House steps at 2 p.m. Speakers will include Rep.

Marjorie Decker, the event host; Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz; Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen; Harvard Islamic Chaplain Taymullah Abdur-Rahman; and National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Transitional Housing Network Malika MacDonald. The group is backing bills filed by Chang-Diaz and Rep.

Mary Keefe (S 64/H 1429); Sen. Patricia Jehlen and Rep. Benjamin Swan (S 842/H 1623); and Rep.

Kevin Honan and Sen. Jamie Eldridge (H 111). (Thursday, 10 a.m., Nurses Hall) PREMIER OF QUEBEC SPEAKS ON ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE Gov. Charlie Baker has been looking for the route to a hydroelectric Massachusetts for months, and he may have found his ally in the north.

Premier of Qu bec Philippe Couillard will speak on energy and climate change in Boston Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the NECBC’s 23rd Annual “U.S.-Canada Energy Trade and Technology Conference” luncheon keynote.

Couillard will focus on the theme of “New England – Canada Energy – The Economic Impact of Integrating Energy Infrastructure in a High-Cost Region,” speaking about hydropower and the clean energy supply in New England, opportunities for cross-border trade, the Western Climate Initiative carbon market and electrification of public and private transportation. (Friday, noon, Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston) KENNEDY POLITICAL HAPPY HOUR: Congressman Joe Kennedy III sits down with Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller for Live Political Happy Hour event. Miller plans to discuss the Brookline Democrat’s time in Washington, Republican dysfunction in Congress, the top issues facing Kennedy’s district and “what it’s like to have that famous last name.” (Friday, 3 p.m., Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont St.) BAKER CABINET MEETING: Gov. Charlie Baker meets with members of his Cabinet.

CLOSED PRESS. (Friday, 10 a.m., Governor’s Office, Room 360) ROSENBERG IN NORTHAMPTON: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends the Smith Vocational High School Legislative Breakfast. (Friday, 9 a.m., Olive Smith Restaurant, 80 Locust Street, Northampton) SOUTH HADLEY RIBBON-CUTTING: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends the ribbon cutting for the New Plains Elementary School. (Friday, 10:30 a.m., Lyman Street, South Hadley) ROSENBERG AT YOUTH FORUM: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends the 15th Youth Legislative Forum focused on Franklin County, North Star Self-Directed Learning for Teens. (Friday, 3:30 p.m., 45 Amherst Rd, Sunderland) FIVE COLLEGES: Senate President Stan Rosenberg attends an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Five Colleges, Inc. (Friday, 7:30 p.m., Kendall Hall Studio Theatre, South Hadley) PUBLIC SAFETY LISTENING SESSION: The Department of Public Safety will hold a listening session as part of an executive order by Gov. Baker encouraging input from the community on regulations. The listening session will focus on enforcement of civil fines and enforcement of civil fines for expired elevator certificates. (Friday, 2 p.m., One Ashburton Place, Ashburton Cafe Conference Room, Boston) NORTH CENTRAL MASS.

CHAMBER: Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash attends a breakfast meeting of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. (Friday, 7 a.m., Doubletree hotel, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster) “ASSETS AND OPPORTUNITY” BREAKFAST: The Midas Collaborative hosts its annual Assets and Opportunity breakfast, hosted by Sen. Sonia Chang Diaz. Chang-Diaz will lead a discussion about inequality and financial security with Lew Finfer of Raise Up Massachusetts and Jeff Fuhrer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, who are both being honored by the collaborative. (Friday, 8 a.m., The Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin St., Boston) HEALTH INEQUITY EXPO: The Massachusetts Public Health Association holds its annual meeting and expo, with the theme “Dismantling Health Inequity: Leaders Building Power and Organizing for Justice.” There will be a keynote discussion featuring Prabal Chakrabarti of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Lauren Smith of FSG and Rachel Kaprielian of the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services. Berkshire Interfaith Organizing, Healing Racism Institute of the Pioneer Valley, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition, Neighbor to Neighbor and Youth Jobs Coalition are expected to give presentations. Awards will be given to Mill City Grows, Children’s Health Watch and Marisa Hebble, of Franklin County’s Opioid Taskforce. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester) AG TALKS HEALTH CARE: Attorney General Maura Healey will speak at the New England Health Care Industry Conference about the role of her office in overseeing the health care industry, health care cost trends, and drivers. (Friday, 8:45 a.m., Yale Law School, 172 Wall St., New Haven, Conn.) MOTHERS AGAINST VIOLENCE: Lt.

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Two soccer teams reach regional finals; Football playoffs off to …

(Ed. Note: For the complete Yarmouth-Mountain Valley football, Greely-York and Yarmouth-Greely boys soccer and Greely-Yarmouth and Yarmouth-Fryeburg Academy girls soccer game stories, with photos, see Whether you prefer futbol or football, there was no shortage of playoff excitement in Forecaster Country last week. As always, local soccer teams are among the final few standing, as Greely s girls and Yarmouth s boys played for regional titles Wednesday night.

On the gridiron, three squads played their first postseason game last Friday and all three, one in stunning fashion, advanced to the semifinals. Here s a glimpse of what transpired last week and what s to come: Boys soccer Yarmouth s boys soccer team was halfway to defending its Class B championship at press time. The Clippers, ranked second behind Maranacook in the Class B South standings, survived a test from No.

7 Cape Elizabeth in the quarterfinals, advancing, 2-0, behind goals from Patrick Grant and Matt Dostie. Saturday, Yarmouth hosted Greely for a compelling semifinal. The Rangers, ranked third, were coming off a 3-2 win over York in their quarterfinal.

In that game, played on the turf at North Yarmouth Academy due to bad weather, Greely shot to a 3-0 halftime lead behind goals from Nick Pronovost, Jacob Nason and Hunter Graham, but the Wildcats battled back and made things very interesting before the Rangers held on to advance. It got a little nervewracking toward the end, but I was confident we could hold them off, Pronovost said. We played more defensive and didn t take risks.

It s about winning and it s about advancing, said Rangers coach Mike Andreasen. It was well in hand, but you can t sit on leads against teams. In Saturday s showdown, the Clippers took a 1-0 lead just 40 seconds in when Dostie scored.

That put (Greely) on their heels, Dostie said. They re a really good team. It was good to make them squirm.

Greely roared right back and tied the score, 1-1, on a goal from Graham, but late in the first half, Grant scored on a rebound to put Yarmouth ahead for good. Early in the second half, Dostie provided some breathing room with a perfectly placed rocket (off his left) foot for a 3-1 lead. It was a breakaway, said Dostie.

It was a great opportunity. I took a few touches and shot. My left foot is pretty good.

I ve been working on it a lot. While the Rangers had chances late, they couldn t answer and the Clippers went on to a 3-1 victory. We knew it would come down to us and Greely, Grant said.

The seniors met before the game and talked about how this would probably be our last game here. That s what we were playing for today. I m really pleased in the team effort today collectively against a very good team, Clippers coach Mike Hagerty said.

We limited their chances. I thought the game would be wide open. We got three.

Yarmouth (14-1-1) went to No.

1 Maranacook (16-0) for the regional final Wednesday. The Clippers and Black Bears have played three previous times in the playoffs. Maranacook won the first one, 1-0, in overtime, in the 2003 Western B semifinals.

Yarmouth prevailed, 2-0 in the 2004 regional final and 3-0 in the 2009 semifinals. I want to go to Maranacook and show them what our conference is all about, said Hagerty. They had a quote in the paper about liking to beat Western Maine Conference teams.

The Yarmouth-Maranacook winner will face Ellsworth (13-2-1) or Erskine Academy (13-4) in the Class B state final Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland at 5:30 p.m. The Clippers beat Ellsworth, 1-0, in a red card-marred state final a year ago. Greely finished 9-4-3, but surged late and had a lot to feel good about.

The kids played hard all season, said Rangers coach Mike Andreasen. We were a very good team at playing down this year. I think we were the second-best team this year.

It was a great season for us. I m pleased overall. Falmouth was ranked fourth in Class A South and advanced with a 1-0 overtime win over No.

5 Portland in the quarterfinals, thanks to Jonah Spiegel s breakaway goal. Saturday, however, the Yachtsmen had no answer for top-ranked Scarborough and lost, 3-0, to finish 11-4-1. In Class C South, NYA was optimistic of making a playoff run, despite its number five seed, but last Wednesday, the Panthers let a 2-0 lead slip away in a 3-2 loss at No.

4 Monmouth Academy and finished 10-5. It was bitterly disappointing, said NYA coach Martyn Keen. We outshot them 24-4 and we missed too many sitters and cost ourselves.

It s our own fault for not getting homefield. Kudos to Monmouth for hanging in and scoring on three of four shots. Girls soccer Greely s girls soccer team has reached the regional final for the third year in a row and was hoping the third time was the charm.

The Rangers, who started 12-0 this fall before losing their final two games at Yarmouth and York, took the top seed into the postseason and handled No.

9 Lincoln Academy in the quarterfinals by a 7-0 score, as Izzy Hutnak had three goals and Lilly Black, Kelsey Currier, Anna DeWolfe and Lanie Kropp all added one. That win sent Greely to the semifinals to host No.

4 Yarmouth. The Clippers won their playoff opener, blanking No.

12 Fryeburg Academy, 3-0, in the quarterfinals, as Sara D Appolonia, Gretchen Barbera and Katie Clemmer all scored. I think we just started finding connections and we had some really good through balls, D Appolonia said. I think we ve been really good, but we haven t gotten goals in, Barbera said.

We re putting them in now and it s awesome. At halftime, we talked about the first half being slow and how we needed to pick up the pace, Clemmer said. I wanted to go as hard as I could and get one.

Saturday, in the first-ever playoff meeting between the neighbors and rivals, Greely got the jump on Yarmouth when Ellie Schad scored in the 31st minute for a 1-0 lead. Five minutes later, Hutnak eluded three defenders, then sent the ball off the inside of the far post and in for a 2-0 lead. We were frustrated early, Hutnak said.

Yarmouth s an excellent team and they were playing with five defenders, which got in our heads. I got a beautiful pass and that set me up nicely. It was more of a cross than a shot, to be honest.

The Clippers almost answered, but D Appolonia hit the crossbar. Late in the game, Yarmouth finally got on the board as Clemmer was taken down in the box and Cory Langenbach converted the ensuing penalty kick, but Greely managed to hold on, 2-1. We lost to them last time and Yarmouth usually gives us a good fight, Muscadin said.

Losing that (previous) game wasn t a bad thing at all. That particular loss, we didn t play the way we usually play. Yarmouth just came out strong and did a great job.

The Rangers (14-2) hosted No.

2 York (10-3-3) in the regional final Wednesday night. The teams split during the regular season, with Greely winning 2-0 at home Oct.

2 and losing to on the road, 1-0, 18 days later in the finale. The teams had only met once in the playoffs, a 1-0 Rangers win in the 2013 semifinals.

Greely is ready to take that final step and advance to meet either Oceanside (14-0-2) or Hermon (14-0-2) in the Class B state final Saturday at 3 p.m., at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. This is the first year we ve really believed it s our year, Hutnak said. We re planning for our season to end November 7th.

We have to take the monkey off our backs, Muscadin said. That s the bottom line. It s up to the girls to go out there and step up.

The whole idea is to go out and perform. Despite a strong effort, Yarmouth s loss at Greely ended its year at 7-6-3. We hung in until the end, Clippers coach Rich Smith said.

We gave up two in the first half and it could have gone either way. We asked the girls one final time for 40 minutes and they went out and didn t quit. I m really proud of the girls for the way we fought.

The senior leaders were awesome. We had a lot of up and down things that happened this year. Football Greely Magic lives on.

The Rangers, who have bounced back from adversity too many times to count this fall, then shocked the local football world by handing Falmouth in its first loss in the regular season finale, earning a playoff berth in the process, penned another stunning chapter Friday night in the Class B South quarterfinals. Greely, the No.

7 seed, went to second-ranked Leavitt, a program accustomed to deep playoff runs, and not surprisingly, fell behind early, 8-0. Our opening drive was stopped and we snapped the ball over the punter s head and they got the ball and scored, said Rangers coach David Higgins.

After a pass interference penalty got it close, Greely answered with a touchdown run from quarterback Nick Gauvin and two-point conversion pass from Gauvin to Chase Steuer to tie the score. Leavitt then sandwiched a touchdown pass and a TD run (with a second remaining) around a Gauvin-to-John Riolo scoring pass to lead, 20-14, at halftime. The Rangers then stepped up and won the second half and the game.

First, Gauvin hit Joey Cassella for a long scoring pass and Sam Peck added two points with a conversion rush for Greely s first lead, 22-20. Early in the fourth quarter, Gauvin scored on a TD run to make it 28-20. When Steuer returned an interception 30 yards for a score, the Rangers were on the brink, but the Hornets scored late to pull within eight.

Greely then slammed the door and celebrated the first playoff win in the program s 13-year history (the Rangers had lost their previous six postseason contests), 34-26. It s history, said Gauvin, who had two rushing and two passing touchdowns. Absolutely amazing.

Guys are pumped up. It s great. I love seeing happiness on the faces of my team.

Nick Gauvin was the key, said Peck, who rushed for 132 yards on 38 carries. He had a tough situation at the beginning of the year (when expected starting quarterback Matt Pisini was lost for the season with injury). That s tough shoes to fill.

He came in tonight and played the best game I could have asked for. We rallied as a team. We re a good team now.

We re a full team. We re peaking at the right time for sure. The kids are doing a very good job, Higgins added.

They kept coming back. We played well in the second half. It was intense (in Turner).

It s like the old Mountain Valley days. We ve had a lot of adversity, but it s a good thing it happened early. Just about every week, something s happened, but the kids have worked hard and bought in and stepped up.

It s the best team I ve had in terms of having each others backs. Greely (now 4-5) goes to No.

3 Marshwood (7-2 after downing No.

6 Kennebunk in the quarterfinals), the defending state champion, in the semifinals Friday night. The teams have no playoff history.

Back on Sept.

11, the Hawks won in Cumberland, 49-12, but the Rangers are a vastly different team now. Marshwood s a tough team and they ve had our number, but I think everybody s very excited, Higgins said. We relish being the underdogs.

At the of the third quarter last time it was 28-12, then they put it to us in the fourth quarter. It s a big hill to climb, but we re a different team now. Hopefully we ll give them a game.

Top-seeded Falmouth bounced back nicely from its regular season-ending loss to Greely with a decisive quarterfinal round win over No.

8 Morse. The Yachtsmen jumped to a 13-0 lead after one quarter behind touchdown runs of 3 yards from Connor Aube and 34 yards from Noah Barney. By halftime, Falmouth led, 33-13, behind a 75 yard Aube TD run, a 20 yard Jack Bryant-to-Sean Bryant scoring pass and a 6 yard Aube scoring dash.

A 33-yard Aube run and two-point conversion stretched the lead to 41-13 after three periods. In the fourth quarter, Aube scored for the fifth time, from 21 yards out, and Coleman Allen finished the scoring with a 51 yard burst and the Yachtsmen prevailed, 57-13. Falmouth (8-1) will next host No.

5 Westbrook (6-3 after upsetting fourth-ranked Biddfeford in its quarterfinal) Friday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals. Back on Sept.

11, the Yachtsmen won at Blue Blazes, 14-7. The teams also met in the 2011 Western B quarterfinal, a game won by visiting Westbrook, 12-7. Aube had 150 yards and five touchdowns on a dozen carries and returned a punt for 75 yards.

Jack Bryant completed 14 of 29 passes for 293 yards and one score. Yarmouth earned the top seed in Class C South after a perfect regular season and had no trouble with No.

8 Mountain Valley in its quarterfinal. After Yarmouth stopped a pair of Mountain Valley drives, the hosts took the lead for good on a 30-yard touchdown scamper from Lucas Uhl.

In the second period, after Michael Hagerty booted a 27-yard field goal, Jack Snyder scored on runs of 6-yards and 5-yards for a 24-0 halftime advantage. If that wasn t enough, the Clippers quickly put the game away in the third quarter behind huge plays from special teams and defense. First, Snyder returned the second half s opening kickoff 76-yards for a touchdown.

It was a perfect seam and great blocking, Snyder said. That s a pretty demoralizing play (for the other team). Then, Ricky Tillotson, who anchored the Clippers superior defensive effort, sacked Falcons quarterback Alex Ridley, forced a fumble and Joey Fortin pounced on it and returned it 14-yards for another TD, which induced a mercy rule running clock.

I just beat the lineman and got the quarterback right when he was throwing it, Tillotson said. It was a right place at the right time kind of play. Joey made a nice scoop-and-score.

After junior Remi Leblanc scored on a 1-yard run, Uhl broke free for another long score, this one from 56 yards, and Yarmouth had a commanding 50-0 lead heading for the fourth period. There, Mountain Valley got on the board with a pair of touchdowns, but the Clippers went on to a decisive 50-15 victory. We played much better against them this time than last time, said Yarmouth coach Jason Veilleux.

We executed on offense. We kept penalties down. Our special teams did great tonight.

I m really happy with this performance. The Clippers had 362 yards of offense. Snyder finished with 89 yards and two TDs on eight rushes, three catches for 22 yards, a kickoff return for a touchdown and an interception to boot.

Uhl led the team in rushing with 120 yards and scored twice on eight carries. Friday at 7 p.m., Yarmouth (9-0) will host No.

4 Fryeburg Academy (6-3) in the semifinals. The Clippers won, 48-12, Sept.

26 in Fryeburg. The teams have no playoff history. We re not really focused all the pressure and hype, Tillotson said.

We just stay grounded and try to perfect our game and make it about us and not our opponent. We ll get in the film room tomorrow and see what we did right and what we did wrong, then we ll get ready, Snyder said. Sun Journal staff writer Kalle Oakes contributed to this story.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at [email protected] 1 . Follow him on Twitter: @foresports 2 . Sidebar Elements Yarmouth senior Ricky Tillotson exults after causing a fumble which led to a touchdown during the Clippers 50-15 win over Mountain Valley in Friday s Class C South quarterfinal.

Greely junior Hunter Graham tries to keep the ball from Yarmouth junior Henry Coolidge during the Clippers 3-1 win in Saturday s Class B South semifinals.

Greely s Ellie Schad fights off Yarmouth s Lilly Watson and scores the first goal of the Rangers 2-1 win in Saturday s Class B South semifinal.

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Louder Than Words – Where Glastonbury Meets the Hay Literary …

We spoke to music journalist and Louder Than Words team member Simon A. Morrison about the forthcoming festival, the relationship between music and the written word, and raving in Ibiza with Judith Chalmers. Photo: Simon A.

Morrison (right) at Louder Than Words Festival 1 November 13th sees the welcome return of one of the UK’s most unique festivals – Louder Than Words 2 , a weekend long celebration of ‘the enduring love affair between music and the written word’. Held across various suites in Manchester’s Palace Hotel 3 , the festival welcomes appearances from some of the music world’s most gifted wordsmiths, with the likes of The Jam’s 4 Rick Buckler , The Selecter’s 5 Pauline Black , Crass’s Steve Ignorant , author Zoe How , and local folk hero Mike Harding embroiled in talks, discussions, debates and more. Ahead of its eagerly awaited return, we caught up with celebrated journalist and Louder Than Words team member Simon A.

Morrison to find out more about the festival as a whole, what this year has in store, and his years as a dance music journalist. Hi Simon, thanks for chatting to us. Louder Than Words is a pretty unique concept, can you tell us a bit about how the festival came about, and what it’s manifesto is if you will?

It’s really the brainchild of Jill Adam , a keen music fan, and John Robb , the fabulous Manchester music writer and musician. It is a unique festival in that it s the only one I ve ever seen that examines that unique relationship between music and writing. The two forms are usually to be found canoodling under the sheets but no festival has ever explored that relationship, whether it s Guy Garvey talking about the inspiration behind his lyrics, or authors such as myself talking about their music books and biographies.

There is a little music, but really it s about music lovers talking, whether in panels, Q&As or in conversation . It s kind of the midpoint where Glastonbury 6 meets the Hay Literary Festival . Jill has a background in festivals but couldn t find anyone doing anything like this, so two years ago she brought some people, myself included, together, in order to get the first festival off the ground.

It was a fantastic event and it s just built from there. The HQ is still The Palace Hotel in Manchester but this year there are also Louder events at The Albert Hall 7 in London, and there are big things planned for 2016. What have been some highlights from Louder Than Words over the past couple of years?

There is always too much to get around and properly see, but from a personal perspective I would mention the likes of Hugh Cornwell 8 in the first year talking very candidly about life in The Stranglers 9 and then finishing up by picking up his acoustic guitar and playing ‘Golden Brown’ to a very intimate room full of very happy people (below). Last year, watching Edwyn Collins 10 perform after only partially recovering from his stroke was really something. Guy Garvey was great as well.

Christ there’s so many… of course the spiritual guru of the festival is Wilko Johnson 11 from Dr Feelgood 12 . We starting a Writing Award in his name, as he was widely thought to have been terminally ill.

Not only did he make it to the first festival to personally give out the award, he made it to the second one too, and now seems to have completely recovered. Meeting Wilko was great. more info I think it’s those more intimate moments that you have at a festival like this that stick with you though.

Last year I had breakfast in the hotel with the writers Mark Ellen and Barney Hoskyns , which provided for some great laughs, all over a fry up. Mr Ellen said he and Tony Blair do talk about reforming their university band Ugly Rumours . Last year my team won John Robb’s Music Quiz at the opening night party, which was very satisfying indeed.

I think it’s those moments that really stay with you. It’s one thing hearing from your musical heroes – having a drink with them afterwards is even more unique. What are you most looking forward to with this year s edition?

And what would you recommend as essential viewing for this year s attendees? Again there are mainly highlights – take a look through the programme 13 and they come spilling out. As a Jam fan, I’m looking forward to Rick Buckler , but there are many other interesting ones – Pauline Black from The Selecter , Keith Levene from The Clash 14 , Russell Senior from Pulp 15 .

And then there s the panels which look at metal, The Who 16 , riot grrrl and the club scene, as well as lots of workshops for people who want to break into the music industry. It s an invaluable opportunity to get up and close and personal with the people who live this stuff, 2/47. You ve built a career in journalism, specialising for many years on the clubbing side of things in Ibiza and indeed across the globe.

What are your feelings on the state of clubbing in Britain at the moment? We read in the press about the supposed death of clubs, and then there s been the explosion of EDM culture in recent years which has dramatically changed things, what s your take on it all? Yep, my career was built from the dancefloor up, for sure.

I remember my English teacher telling me I should write about what I know and that lead to the obvious thought that well, I go out a lot, I should write about that. I was also phenomenally fortunate to move from London to Manchester to start university at the end of 1989, which was ground zero for MADchester and the whole music and club scene. So I went to the Hacienda at some hazy stage at the end of the 1980s and in some ways I don t think I ever really made it home.

I had two columns for DJMag: ‘Around The World in 80 Clubs’ took me everywhere from Moscow to Marrakech, Brazil to Beijing, and Dispatches From The Wrong Side which was my chance to indulge my gonzo spirit gatecrashing Kylie Minogue s 17 birthday party, getting deported from Moscow, going raving in Ibiza with Judith Chalmers . All the fun stuff. That column ran for eight years and I was extremely proud that the best stories were collected together and published as Discombobulated by Headpress in 2010 (below).

I got to step onto the dancefloor in all four corners of the globe, as well as running Ministry on Ibiza magazine, for two summers. As to where we re at now I have to be careful here because I don t go out like I used to so I don t want to start proselytizing about the state of the UK club scene, without being full connected. But I do teach teenagers at my university so I feel in some way connected through them.

There is a scene, of course, and Ibiza hasn’t exactly sunk into the Med. I m not sure the music is so ground breaking, or that there is a coherent scene, in the subcultural 1980s and 1990s sense, but there will always be grooves and always be dancefloors. That s going nowhere.

And New Order s 18 new album is their best since 1989 s ‘Technique’. I guess my take on it is that there are still kicks to be had, no doubt, but perhaps not on every corner, like before. EDM sucks, though.

Louder Than Words tackles more of the rock-oriented end of the spectrum, what attracted you to working with the festival – and why is a festival like this important to the UK? Certainly it’s more six strings than two decks but there is all sorts of music is covered, from punk to metal to rave to two tone. Of course all of us who truly love music love all sorts of music.

And my key love, of course, is the relationship of words to music how people use words to describe the music that moves them, so the festival always had an immediate and obvious appeal to me, personally. I met Jill, and John Robb, and it knew immediately that it was where I wanted to be. In fact I remember a very precise moment, at the first festival in 2013, being amongst all these musicians, and music writers, right in the heart of my favourite city in the world, and really feeling I was absolutely in the place where I should be.

That relationship between music and the written word it s a precarious business and it needs to be cherished. We live in a digital world where that relationship is sometimes compromised, cheapened. That is why Louder Than words is so special.

You ll be hosting your own talk as well on ‘Club Culture: The Discotext’, what can we look forward to from that? Of course I m looking forward as always – to the club culture panel, which is the one I curate myself, as the club scene is what occupied something like a quarter of a century of my own life. We ve previously had the likes of Luke Bainbridge ( Shaun Ryder s 19 ghost writer), the blogger Jonty Skrufff , the editor of the Disco Biscuits story collection Sarah Champion and the DJ Graeme Park .

This time I have been lucky to secure a range of club culture writers and academics, from the current editor of Mixmag through to not one but TWO professors Martin James and Hillegonda Rietveld , who is ex-Factory Records. We will kick around all aspects of club culture and writing about club culture, as well as that very slippery skill of actually writing about it. I also want to discuss the idea of studying the club scene on the university campus.

I plan to graduate as Dr Disco in the not-too-distant future. And finally, for any budding music journalists out there, those maybe starting out at Uni or others toiling away in the sector, what advice would you give to help make a success of it, or at least stamp their mark in what is a very competitive market? Well I run the Music Journalism degree at the University of Chester so I guess I would say come and study with me for three years and let’s work together!

Haha! Nice plug. Beyond that I would add that it’s a case of building up a portfolio of work, whether that be formed of clippings you have done for free papers, for websites, for the university newspaper, or even your own blog of music reviews.

Keep that portfolio going, keep building it up and when you feel you have enough good material, start calling the magazines and websites you want to write for and use that portfolio as your business card. That s what worked for me. It was pre-internet but I wrote for free magazines, including The Big Issue , which led to DJMag and that was the start of a global career.

Bottom line just start writing. For anyone, anywhere, to hone your skills. And read.

Find the writers you like, in the publications you love, and read and support them. Music journalism is not SEO copywriting. It is a skill, an art form, a career.

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