Today, Louder Than Life has announced its 2018 lineup, adding a third day to its rock-oriented lineup. The three-day festival, which takes place in Champions Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, calls itself the “World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival,” gaining the reputation from its expansive “Bourbon World” that samples spirits from a number of local Kentucky distilleries. For its fifth year, Louder Than Life is scheduled to return to Champions Park from September 28th to 30th.On Friday, headliners of the festival include Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, and Breaking Benjamin. Louder Than Life will also host performances from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Seether, Skillet, and more. On Saturday, September 29th, the festival will see sets from Godsmack, Bush, Sevendust, Gwar, and others. Closing the weekend out on Sunday, September 30th, the festival will offer its most accessible lineup of the weekend, with sets from Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, and more.You can snag tickets for Louder Than Life when they go on sale on June 8th via the festival’s website.
The airstrike killed Ahmed Abdi Godane on Sept. 1. during an air attack with Hellfire and laser-guided missiles on an al-Shabaab training area about 100 miles south of Mogadishu, according to U.S. officials. The killing of its leader could destabilize al-Shabaab, said Ruben Sanchez, a researcher at the National University of Colombia (UNAL). Killing the leader of the terrorist group “has important implications,” Sanchez said. In September 2013, Godane had publicly claimed that al-Shabaab was responsible for the Westgate Mall attack, which killed and injured dozens in Nairobi, Kenya, calling the attack “revenge” for Kenyan and Western involvement in Somalia and highlighting its proximity to the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Under his leadership, the group has claimed responsibility for many bombings—including various types of suicide attacks—in Mogadishu and in central and northern Somalia, typically targeting officials and perceived allies of the Somali Government as well as the former Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia, according to U.S. officials. Godane had also overseen plots targeting Westerners, including U.S. persons, in East Africa. In recent months, al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Djibouti that killed a Turkish national and wounded several Western soldiers as well a car bomb at the Mogadishu airport that targeted and killed members of a United Nations convoy. Al-Shabaab was responsible for the twin suicide bombings in Kampala, Uganda, on July 11, 2010, which killed more than 70 people, including one American. The terrorist group has also been responsible for the assassination of Somali peace activists, international aid workers, numerous civil society figures, and journalists. In February 2012, al-Shabaab and al Qaeda announced their formal alliance through a statement in which Godane swore allegiance to al Qaeda and promised to follow “the road of jihad and martyrdom in the footsteps that our martyr Osama bin Laden has drawn for us.” The U.S. government has named al-Shabaab a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) on February 26, 2008, and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under Executive Order 13224 on February 29, 2008. Godane was said to be 37 years old, military authorities said. He was originally from Somaliland in northern Somalia. U.S. officials had posted a $7 million reward for his capture or killing. Although al-Shabaab’s terrorist actions had so far been limited to Africa, the group reportedly had recruiting and support links in the U.S. and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere, particularly among Somali expatriate communities who have fled the poverty and warfare in their native country. For example, in November 20, 2013, three Somali immigrants in San Diego, Calif., including the leader of a popular local mosque, were sentenced by a federal judge to prison terms of 10 to 18 years for their involvement in providing material support to al-Shabaab. U.S. officials are also concerned that al-Shabaab operatives might enter the U.S. hidden among ordinary Somali refugees who come into the country illegally through Mexico and South and Central America. In an indictment filed in Texas in 2010, a Somali man was charged with operating a large-scale alien-smuggling ring out of Brazil responsible for smuggling several hundred Somalis and other East Africans into the United States. The indictment alleged that the smuggling operation transported several persons associated with a forerunner group of al-Shabaab. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article. By Dialogo September 09, 2014
BATESVILLE, Ind. –Margaret Mary Health is adjusting the hours for their COVID-19 Hotline.The new hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the phone number is (812) 933-5556.Community members are encouraged to call the hotline for information about COVID-19 symptoms, help determining when and where to seek medical treatment, assistance understanding COVID-19 testing guidelines and advice on isolation.For more information visit the link listed here.