Today, John Mayer has announced the dates for a lengthy 2019 summer tour. Following his previously announced international spring solo tour and his summer commitments with Dead & Company, Mayer will hit the road for a string of North American solo arena dates.Mayer’s summer 2019 solo stretch will begin on July 19th with a performance at Albany, NY’s Times Union Center, followed by a July 20th show at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI. From there, John Mayer will play Philadelphia, PA’s Wells Fargo Center (7/22); Washington, D.C.’s Capitol One Arena (7/23); two nights at New York City’s Madison Square Garden (7/25, 7/26); Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena; Toronto, ON’s Scotiabank Arena (7/30); Detroit, MI’s Little Caesars Arena (8/2); Columbus, OH’s Schottenstein Center (8/3); St. Paul, MN’s Xcel Energy Center (8/5); Milwaukee, WI’s Fiserv Forum (8/6); Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena (8/8); Charlotte, NC’s Spectrum Center (8/9); Atlanta, GA’s State Farm Arena (8/11); Indianapolis, IN’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse (8/12); and Chicago, IL’s United Center (8/14).From there, after a two-week break, John Mayer will perform at the Jas Labor Day Experience in Snowmass Village, CO before continuing into September with dates at Kansas City, MO’s Sprint Center (9/2); St. Louis, MO’s Enterprise Center (9/3); Dallas, TX’s American Airlines Center (9/5); San Antonio, TX’s AT&T Center (9/7); Houston, TX’s Toyota Center (9/8); Phoenix, AZ’s Talking Stick Resort Arena (9/10); and San Diego, CA’s Viejas Arena (9/11). Finally, Mayer will close out his tour with a pair of performances at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 13th and 14th.Tickets for all of the newly announced shows go on sale this coming Friday, February 1st, and noon local time. An American Express and Fan Presale will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29th at 10 a.m. local time. For a full list of John Mayer’s various upcoming tour dates, or for more information on ticketing, head to Mayer’s website here.
Juniors Terra Nelson and Olivia Allen were elected Saint Mary’s student body president and vice president for the 2019-2020 term after an election held Thursday. The ticket’s election over juniors Emma Schmidt and Andrea Ruiz-Montoya was announced Friday afternoon via an email to the student body.Nelson, the incoming Student Government Association (SGA) president, said she was pleased with the execution of the work she and Allen, her vice president, put into their campaign, noting that one of their goals was to interact with as many students as possible before the election.“I think you reach more people when you’re meeting and conversing with them and sharing your ideas,” she said. “In the budget, we wanted to have money set aside for our pop-up events. They were useful and beneficial to our campaign because instead of spending $80 on color posters … we’re going to … plant ourselves everywhere around the school and try to reach people.”Though the pair spent less money on posters, Allen said their signage did have an impact on the outcome of the election.“A lot of people really backed us,” she said. “People enjoyed seeing our poster that had 10 things we wanted to accomplish on it. I walked to get The Observer after the endorsement in the dining hall, and there were two girls in front of our poster. One was talking to her friend and said, ‘This is why I voted for them. Look at these ideas.’ That was really cool to see that even people we’re not friends with or people we didn’t get the chance to talk to were still like, ‘I love their ideas,’ or ‘I voted for them not because they’re my friends or I think they’re cute,’ but because they genuinely like our ideas.”Allen said she also enjoyed being able to directly engage with problems that matter to the student body in the College’s first presidential debate.“We actually really enjoyed the debate,” she said. “While that was never done before, it was really helpful to put us on the spot and hear the questions that the student body has submitted about what they want to see and what they want to have done at Saint Mary’s, and we were able to say this is exactly what we want to do and not just read off our platform.”The ticket said they ran on the notion of tenacity and tradition. Nelson said upholding the traditions of the College does not equate to promoting a community of division.“In no way do we think tradition means we’re going to be exclusive, and we don’t want certain members to be a part of our community,” Nelson said. “It was like, ‘Let’s uphold the tradition of the women that founded this College and the amazing alumnae that have come from this College. Let’s stay true to that; let’s work towards being better.’ … I think that was really interesting, balancing tradition and being progressive. You can do both. You can look and the College and say, ‘This place is amazing. We want to make it better, and part of making it better is being more progressive and maybe giving some push back to things that have been the norm.’”Allen said the pair is already looking forward to putting their platform points into action.“Right after we won on Friday, we looked at each other and said, ‘When are we going to start going to meetings? Let’s do this thing,’” Allen said.One of the ticket’s priorities, Nelson said, is restructuring first-year orientation. This plan includes improving the state of the College’s Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), which is currently leaderless.“We will begin in April, and hopefully we can make some little tweaks, and a big tweak to the College in hiring a BAVO director, or interim, or even just an advisor, someone to be with those women,” Nelson said. “[We are also set on] starting the all-hall Masses, so that when the first years are here, it’s part of the routine. Trying to open up Regina, so that at the beginning of the year, that is open. … We want to work to start as soon as possible.”Both Nelson and Allen said they understand there is more to being in charge than having the positions of president and vice president.“We understand that this isn’t just a title. It really is work, and that’s where that tenacity comes in,” Nelson said. “We want to work hard, and we want to get it done. We both have such get-it-done personalities, I don’t want to just sit around.”Nelson said she and Allen are grateful to be able to serve a community for which they care deeply.“Women that don’t even know us that well or maybe have only seen us in the dining hall or read our platform supporting us and standing behind us and showing kindness is just the most beautiful thing, and reminds me of why I attend this college and why I am so humbled to be able to represent a student body that is beautiful, unique, diverse and different,” Nelson said.Tags: sga elections, sga student government elections, Student Body President, Student Government Association
Unfortunately, it is no longer news that young people from Slavonia are moving out every day. But the news is when someone moves there for work, and it was this step that was decided by two young people who started their careers – no less and no more – than in Feričanci, a small town with about two thousand inhabitants. It currently exports to 18 countries: Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the Netherlands, England, Ireland, Estonia, Switzerland, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, USA, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and Japan. “This year, we exported the most wines to Germany, France, the Netherlands, the USA and Serbia. I am extremely glad that Frankovka Miraz and Frankovka Dika have been drinking in the distant Caribbean since this autumn, which we exported through our customer in the Netherlands. Exports account for a little more than 20 percent of our revenues, which is a good result considering that until a few years ago, our share of this segment was only three percent. We plan to increase the share of exports to 40 percent of total sales. ” pointed out Luka Vrga, a member of the Management Board of Osilovac, a company within which Feravino operates. “I am extremely happy to have been given the opportunity to work in the cellar and vineyards where it all actually begins. My days in Feričanci are full. After work, there is always time to hang out with dear people I met there, and Zagreb is only a two and a half hour drive away, so when I want it, I go on the weekends. “, says Lucija Kužir. Consumption of wine as well as knowledge about wines is an increasingly important part of the lifestyle in Croatia, including in Feričanci. Many wine regions and winemakers promote wine when guests visit wineries, including our winery in Feričanci. Photo: Feravino Photo: Julio Frangen And the fact that this winery takes care of young people is confirmed by the fact that since the beginning of last year, the professional team of oenologists has also been led by the young and promising Antonija Čema. Martin Kovačević, her fiancé, says that the fear of moving and the negative news spreading about emigrating from Slavonia quickly disappeared. “Already after the first few working days I was satisfied with my new job. From vineyards and cellars to selling wine, there is a lot of work, but I am very satisfied with the working conditions, and as a young technologist I see room for improvement. It is important for me to work in the profession. After all, I was educated for that, and I love my job very much. I am also delighted with Slavonia. Here the people are extremely hospitable, warm and cheerful. I like the serenity with which they radiate and live, as well as the richness of tradition and customs”, Martin Kovacevic points out. Photo: Martin Kovačević, Adela Grabež and Lucija Kužir, a team of young technologists from Feravin Feravina exports its wines to 18 countries around the world Unfortunately, it is no longer news that young people from Slavonia are moving out every day. But the news is when someone moves there for work, and it was this step that was decided by two young people who started their careers – no less and no more – than in Feričanci, a small town with about two thousand inhabitants. Feravin’s increasingly important business orientation is export-oriented. Namely, after graduating from the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, twenty-four-year-old Lucija Kužir and twenty-five-year-old Martin Kovačević got a job at the Feravino winery as technologists. Lucija is from Zagreb, and Martin Dalmatinac from Polača, and they gained their first experiences in practice in California, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Construction of a wine hotel is also planned Exports account for just over 20 percent of our revenues- Luka Vrga, member of the Management Board Feravina vineyards cover an area of 165 hectares, and at the moment about 40 hectares of vineyards are in the phase of restructuring and new planting. The annual production is about 900 thousand liters, and in the vineyards are planted part of the indigenous grape varieties that have been found here since ancient times – Graševina, Frankovka, Zweigelt, as well as international varieties of white grapes (Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Rhine Riesling) and black varieties – syrah , cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and pinot noir. “The plan is to have sauvignon blanc on offer, for which vineyards have already been planted, thus following the trends of winemaking in the world. Most of the vineyards and attractive localities are located on the slopes of the Krndija mountain in the village of Feričanci, and some of the interesting locations are located in the vicinity of Našice. ” Vrga pointed out. With the possibility of wine tasting in the Old Cellar and wine shop, we offer our guests a tour accompanied by an expert oenologist, the past few years we offer vintage as a tourist program and every year more and more interested in this type of tourism. “In the long run, we plan to build a small hotel, restaurant and accompanying facilities, which will be realized in the next two to three years. This will strengthen the image of Feravin, but also Feričani as an unavoidable wine destination. ” concludes Vrga.