R.I.P., Carl Monzo: Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir, Dave Schools, More Remember The Accomplished Security Head

first_imgCarl Monzo, the longtime event services professional who worked with countless bands and festivals and served as the head of security for Phish, passed away on Monday. Monzo was also the president and CEO of National Event Services, which provides artists and event organizers with emergency medical services, event staff and security, public safety consulting, and more.Per the National Event Services website, “Carl began his career in Emergency Services in 1979. During his early career, Carl found the sports and entertainment industry was lacking in quality, professional emergency medical care. Based on this, Carl helped develop the first private ambulance service in Pennsylvania exclusively serving the special events industry.”As Emergency Services grew and evolved considerably over the last four decades, Carl led the charge, ensuring a safe environment for mass gatherings like sporting events, concerts, and music festivals. He wrote some of the first safety planning manuals and built staffing models where none previously existed, setting the bar for emergency services in the modern festival community.In the wake of Monzo’s passing on Monday, various artists and members of the live music community recognized the loss with heartfelt posts on social media. In addition to posts by the Phish accounts, guitarist Trey Anastasio posted a personal note along with a photo of himself, Monzo, and drummer Jon Fishman backstage at a concert. As Trey noted, “Whenever I arrived at a venue on the bus, Carl’s smiling face was always the first to welcome me. In the hallways outside of our dressing rooms, when we showed up at a venue and when we left at the end of the night, Carl was everywhere. He was always laughing and smiling, and made us feel safe and relaxed.”Various other artists and industry professionals have offered tributes to Monzo, including Bob Weir and Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic). Scroll down to see a few of the touching Carl Monzo posts. Rest in Peace, Carl. Thank you for keeping everyone safe all these years.last_img read more

Long Trail Brewing and Farrell Distributing team-up with the Vermont Foodbank to fight hunger

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Representatives from Long Trail Brewing Company, Farrell Distributing, and Hannaford Supermarkets visited the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $18,566, monies raised from a recent promotion in Hannaford stores throughout New England. During November and December 2015, Long Trail Brewing Company donated $1 for every case of Long Trail sold at Hannaford Supermarkets.“Long Trail Brewing is really proud to play a small role in the important efforts of the Vermont Foodbank.  Most people in the state are unaware that one in four Vermonters cannot afford enough food or enough nutritious food,” said Jed Nelson, Marketing Director for Long Trail Brewing Company.  “Together with our friends at Hannaford and Farrell Distributing, we are able to help supply more than 55,000 meals to our neighbors.”In Vermont, Farrell Distributing matched Long Trail’s donation dollar for dollar. “Farrell is always proud to support a program that works with the Vermont Foodbank,” said Ryan Chaffin, Director of Marketing for Farrell Distributing. “When they are involved, we always try to step up our game because we know the dollars go to a wonderful mission!””These funds will help Vermonters who are struggling financially to provide nutritious food for themselves and their families,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “The partnership between Hannaford customers, Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing will make a difference toward ending hunger in Vermont.”Funds raised from this promotion will provide more than 55,000 meals for Vermonters in need of food assistance. “Farrell Distributing, the Long Trail Brewing Company and Hannaford Supermarkets have stepped up time and time again to support the neighbors in our community who face hunger every day,” said John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO. “We are grateful for their loyal partnership in the work of ensuring no one in Vermont goes hungry.”About the Vermont FoodbankVermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving Vermont through a network of food shelves, meal sites, shelters, senior centers and youth programs. In FY2015, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food to 153,100 Vermonters.  The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. Learn more at www.vtfoodbank.org(link is external)last_img read more

Man on FBI’s 10 most-wanted list arrested in Texas

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: January 15, 2017 5:34 PM EST Updated: January 15, 2017 5:41 PM EST Author: Associated Press Man on FBI’s 10 most-wanted list arrested in Texas center_img EL PASO, Texas (AP) – A man placed on the FBI’s list of 10 most-wanted fugitives after authorities said he killed two men in Milwaukee was arrested Sunday in Texas, the FBI said.Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was arrested in El Paso and booked into the jail. He has been charged in Milwaukee with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.Jail records do not list an attorney to comment on his behalf.Authorities said Strickland was among a group of men arguing in front of a Milwaukee home July 17. Witnesses saw him go inside the house, emerge with a gun and fire into the small crowd. Authorities said Strickland fatally shot Maurice Brown Jr., 38, who was on the ground, then turned to Michael Allen Reed, 39, and shot him in the head.“It was vicious,” Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said when Strickland was added to the FBI’s most-wanted list last month. “It was unnecessary. Neither individual posed the slightest threat to Mr. Strickland, but they paid with their lives for occupying the same space.”Authorities have said Strickland fled from the shooting in a black SUV, abandoning his 18-month-old daughter inside the house, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.The FBI is also involved in the search for Markeith Loyd, suspected of killing an Orlando police officer. An Orange County Sheriff’s deputy who grew up in Port Charlotte was killed as part of the manhunt.Markeith Loyd is the suspect in the murder of Orlando, Florida Police M. SGT. Debra Clayton. Anyone w/info please call 1-800-423-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/PINV0Mgjqt— FBI Most Wanted (@FBIMostWanted) January 10, 2017 SHARElast_img read more

No. 15 Argos Score 27 Runs in Sweep of William Jewell

first_imgNo. 15 Argos Score 27 Runs in Sweep of William Jewell PENSACOLA, Fla.  – No. 15 West Florida downed William Jewell in two games, as Ashleigh Allgood (Oxford, Ala./Jefferson Davis CC) collected both wins to improve to 5-2 from the circle. The Argos clinched a 16-1 win in the first game, and then staged a come-from-behind 11-6 victory in the night cap. Crystal Johnson (Bonifay, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) launched two long balls in the same inning in game one, while Allgood collected seven RBI on homeruns alone. The Argos used a 13-run first frame to cruise to their 16-1 victory in the first contest with William Jewell. UWF fired off 17 hits in the game, led by Karri Bisbee’s (Panama City, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) perfect 4-for-4 outing. The junior led off the game with a double to right field, and scored the first run on Stephanie Ryan’s (Calgary, Alberta/Webber International) RBI base hit to center. Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) dropped a bunt single, and two runs scored as Allgood followed with a double. Thompson then blasted her first homerun of the inning over the left field fence to plate two more runs. Three more runs scored and three more batters reached to load the bases for Allgood’s second at-bat of the inning, in which she launched her first career grand slam. Thompson then followed with her second long ball of the frame, using the solo shot to increase the lead to 13-0.William Jewell managed to scratch a run across in the third, but the Argos answered with three insurance runs in the fourth. Allgood, Lexi Mikedis (Citra, Fla./Central Florida CC), and Katalin Self (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes HS) each picked up an RBI in the inning, and the lead was enough to close the game in five innings. Allgood tossed a gem, allowing just one hit form the Cardinals. She punched out 11 batters in the affair, a career high for the junior. She was the RBI leader of the game with five, followed by Thompson’s three. The second game was a different story, as the Cardinals jumped out to an early 6-1 lead by the third inning. West Florida plated the first run on an RBI single from Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC), but William Jewell countered with a run in the bottom half of the first. WJC tacked on three runs in the second frame, and then two in the third to put West Florida down by a five-run deficit. The Argos were held to just three hits by William Jewell’s Amanda Storm in the first three innings, but the offense began to stage their comeback in the fourth. Franny Bell (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) reached on an error and Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) drew a walk, as Ingram came through with a base-clearing triple to cut the lead to three. The Argos still inched closer in the fifth, as catcher Danielle Kildow (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Stetson) led off with a double, coming around to score on a pinch-hit RBI single from Thompson. Allgood came in to relieve UWF starter Victoria Harvey (Green Bay Cove, Fla./Clay HS) in the bottom of the fifth, tossing her way out of a jam with two base runners on. In the top of the sixth, it was Jennifer McKenney (St. Petersburg Beach, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) who answered the call, pushing the tying runs across with a double down the left field line for a 6-6 knot.The Argos put the game out of the Cardinals’ reach in the top of the seventh, led off by a Mikedis pinch-hit single. Chastang then drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run shot to centerfield, her fifth homerun of the year. The WJC pitching staff then gave up two bases on walks that would come back to haunt them as Allgood blasted her second homerun of the day to put the game away at 11-6.West Florida opens up home conference action on Saturday with a noon doubleheader against North Alabama. The Argos then continue GSC play against West Alabama on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1pm. Game One Box ScoreGame Two Box ScorePrint Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Jennifer McKenney (Photo by Jim Hogue) last_img read more

Bubble Watch: Purdue, Illinois fighting for bids

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN Session ID: 2020-09-19:dac576ae76f16b5e32580aac Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-419903-4096797120001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson breaks down the teams on the NCAA tournament bubble.last_img read more