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Bonnaroo Kicks Off With Stellar Sets From Vulfpeck, Con Brio, Papadosio & More

first_imgThe London Souls VulfpeckA full gallery of images can be seen below: The 15th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival opened yesterday, welcoming tens of thousands of eager music fans back to the farm for a day of sunny skies, awesome music and our first look at the new permanent bathrooms. On the stages there were incredible sets from Vulfpeck, Papadosio, The London Souls, Con Brio, The Floozies and “Play Your Way In” contest winners Roots Of A Rebellion with dozens of other bands, comedy acts and more to start the party with a bang!Bonnaroo is rumored to have a much smaller audience this year, with estimated attendance hovering around ~50,000. The smaller population welcomes an intimacy that checks out for all attendees looking to navigate a more manageable festival. Having this extra space has allowed for fans to venture toward the stages of more up-and-coming bands, like Con Brio, Vulfpeck (watch their full set here), and The London Souls; but the band who probably made the most breakthrough impact was The Floozies, who played a raging headlining set to a wild, high energy crowd at This Tent.Other notable sets came from Børns, who played a rocking version of Arcade Fire‘s “Rebellion Lies”, and a mesmerizing version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” as well as Marian Hill, who kept the downtempo, glitchy electronic beats in tune with a live saxophone, keeping everyone on their feet and in the groove. Part of the glory of Bonnaroo is experiencing these artists, who are otherwise unassociated with the jam scene, and accepting the diverse nature of contemporary music. The farm is a magical place, one that just keeps giving back to the minds who are willing to be open.In true Roo fashion, GRiZ played a funky surprise 2AM set at the Kalliope Stage, followed by the electronic grooves of Cashmere Cat. With tunes going until the odd hours of the night, it’s safe to say that the sunny skies and the infectious vibes of Bonnaroo’s Thursday was a complete success. We’ll have lots more coverage of the festival as it progresses, but for now check out a few shots here a full gallery of photos from our own Rex Thomson below!Con Brio Load remaining images Roots Of A Rebellion Lolawulf Papadosiolast_img read more

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PREMIERE: The Routine Releases New Feel-Good Funk Track, “Rowdy”

The Routine is a genre-defying five-piece whose sound infuses soul, rock, electric blues, funk, and more. Though their name may be “the routine,” the act is anything but, focusing on musicality and innovation in the face of many of the overproduced tunes of today. Born and based out of San Diego, The Routine has been focused on recording in recent months after acquiring used gear and converting their rehearsal space (affectionately dubbed “The Shrine”) into a fully functioning recording studio. The tracks they’ve been recording are imbued with a unique and raw tone, which they’ve nicknamed the “Shrine Sound,” and since early 2017, The Routine has been focused on recording a full-length album, Standard American Diet, which is due out soon.Today, the group has released a brand-new self-produced single called “Rowdy,” which shows the group exploring their collective funk sensibilities. The track was engineered by the band’s guitarist, Russell Ramo, and shows The Routine at their finest. With the impassioned and gritty vocals laid down by vocalist Bryan Barbarin front and center, “Rowdy” is a smooth, feel-good number featuring tight musicianship across the board. As singer Bryan Barbarin explains, “’Rowdy’ is an anthem, a funk and soul gumbo sure to get your head bobbing and your feet stomping.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the latest from The Routine. Take a listen to “Rowdy” off the band’s upcoming album, Standard American Diet, below, and get more information about the band plus their upcoming tour dates on the group’s website here. read more

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Show Some Skin’ opens auditions for 2014 show

first_img“Show Some Skin”, a show comprised of monologue performances that discuss issues such as race, gender and sexuality, will begin auditions today for the Feb. 2014 performances, show director Clarissa Schwab, said. The audition process is simple, and everyone is invited to participate, Schwab said. “All we look for in actors is open-mindedness,” she said. “If you are closed-minded at all especially with these kinds of stories, it’s just not going to work out. You have to be open-minded to accept their story, let that reflect, and let that simmer and marinate then present it for everyone to see.” Show Some Skin, now in its third year, was founded in Spring 2012 by Edith Cho, JeeSeun Choi and Hien Luu to spark a conversation about race relations at Notre Dame, according to the show’s website, ndshowsomeskin.com. Schwab said this year’s show will be “the biggest yet.” In previous years, the performances were held in the Carey Auditorium, but this year the show will be held on the main state of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, she said. “The show started out pretty small, then it got a little bigger,” Schwab said. “Now we just want to really have a presence on this campus. To be on the main stage, it takes the show to a new level.” While the show is still more than two months away, Schwab said the “Show Some Skin” team started gearing up for the show this summer. “We have been working hard since the summer,” Schwab said. “We have all the stories we want to say. If there are no actors to say them, there is not going to be a show.” Schwab said the 2014 show is subtitled “Be Bold,” and said the name derives from the 2013 performance. “In last year’s show, there was a monologue presented by a girl who invited the audience to share their story and be bold,” Schwab said. “She shared all these things about herself and said ‘Now it’s your turn, so you go ahead, you share what you want the world to know or what you’re afraid to say.’” According to Schwab, the performance by actors is based on anonymous stories submitted by students, faculty and even South Bend residents. “Although we want people to be bold and stand up, a lot of times it’s hard for people to actually tell their story,” she said. “We didn’t want anyone to back out from having to tell the story just because they have to give a name.” Schwab said what makes Show Some Skin exciting is the wide range of topics on which it sheds light. “It’s a roller coaster. Everything you can expect, it’s there,” she said. “‘Show Some Skin’ has it all.” According to the Facebook page, the show’s acting auditions will be held on Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library. Contact Paul Kim at pkim6@nd.edulast_img read more

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Town of Carroll To Improve Cobb Waterway Trail

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.FREWSBURG – The Town of Carroll will enhance and beautify the Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail which is located on Falconer Street in Frewsburg near the Conewango Creek overpass.Carroll Town Supervisor Russ Payne announced the news Friday in a post he shared with WNYNewsNow.“Due to the ever increasing popularity of canoeing and kayaking in our area, it was determined that the Town would expand the parking capabilities of the Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail to accommodate the access to the Conewango Creek for recreation and tourism within our community,x Payne said.During the time of the anticipated construction and and improvements, Payne asked users of the boat launching area to be patient while the town highway and water department crews institute needed improvements to make it more user friendly. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vermont delegation announces $1.1 million in funding for public health services

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Congressman Peter Welch (D) on Tuesday announced that the Vermont Department of Health will receive $1.1 million in federal support for public health programs.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding will support a new five-year program to link Vermont’s Blueprint for Health with existing public health data, support local public health programs and combat chronic disease. The Vermont grant is part of a $42.5 million nationwide investment in public health made possible by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590).‘This investment in the high quality programs run by the Vermont Department of Health will provide an important boost to public health services and improve the quality of care available to all Vermonters,’ said Leahy, Sanders and Welch. ‘By strengthening coordination between local, state and national health care authorities, this grant will ensure that Vermonters receive the best public health services available.’According to the Vermont Department of Health, the new award will strengthen Vermont’s ability to reduce the costly burden of chronic diseases by increasing attention to preventing illness and complications. It will support the work of the Department’s local prevention teams, which implement CDC best practices for health promotion and disease prevention at the local level. The grant will also link public health data systems and electronic health records to evaluate the effectiveness of Department programs.”We are delighted with this opportunity to strengthen the connections between Health Department programs and Vermont’s Blueprint for Health initiative,’ said Dr. Wendy Davis, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health. ‘Achieving meaningful health reform is not only about reforming the health care delivery system but must include sincere and sustained attention to effective population health and community-based prevention strategies.”In August, Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote the Department of Health and Human Services in support of Vermont’s grant application.In their letter, the Vermont delegation wrote, ‘CDC’s grant program represents a unique and timely opportunity for Vermont to systematically increase the performance management capacity of its public health departments. The grant would assist Vermont in ensuring that public health goals are effectively and efficiently met.’Source: Vermont delegation. Sept. 21, 2010last_img read more

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Homeless Man Called in NUMC Bomb Threat, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless man has been arrested for calling in bomb threat to Nassau University Medical Center from a pay phone in Westbury, Nassau County police said.Victor Perez made an anonymous call saying that there was a bomb in the hospital on Tuesday night, prompting a search of the building that did not turn up any explosives, police said.Third Squad detectives apprehended the 48-year-old suspect Wednesday night and charged him with making a terroristic threat.He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img

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NextGen Know-How: Resources for the new year

first_imgStart 2015 with renewed focus and better habitsby: Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRHappy Holidays!For most leaders, this time of year can be exciting, yet also a bit stressful as you tackle all you need to get done at the office and home before the start of the new year. The new year is an exciting chance to start fresh and renew commitments and better habits.As we approach the end of the year, I want to share two resources to set you up for an awesome 2015.The first resource is called “Getting the Leadership Edge: The #1 Thing You Can Do Today to Increase Your Productivity by 25%.”  In my work with leaders, I have never met a professional who didn’t want to increase productivity to gain more time for planning, strategizing, or just thinking. This short report will guide you through four strategies to increase your productivity immediately so you can focus your efforts and get a lot more done. A great way to start the new year!The second resource is a Goal Designing exercise by one of my favorite business leaders, Darren Hardy. This is the best “goal setting” exercise I have come across, and I use it every year to help guide me as I design my upcoming year. While many goal setting exercises feel tedious to me, this one gets my juices flowing and is very energizing. You may also want to check out Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect, and the many resources he shares on his website. It’s a great inspirational and easy book to start the new year off right.I’d love to hear what you do to start the year off right. Leave a comment below with your new year strategies.Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to connecting with you in 2015! continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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2018 CUNA GAC kicks off, video of Nussle address will be streamed

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA kicked off its 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference Sunday, and throughout the week several events will be live streamed on CUNA’s Facebook page for those not in attendance. More than 5,000 credit union leaders are in attendance for this year’s GAC, the premier credit union event of the year.Events that will be streamed online include CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle’s speech, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (ET) Monday, and a presentation on CUNA’s Credit Union Awareness Initiative from Chief Strategic Communications Officer Douglas Kiker, scheduled for Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. (ET).Participants can log onto CUNA’s Facebook page prior to the start of both speeches and can engage with the livestream by sharing the link, submitting questions and comments and liking the live videos.last_img read more

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UK roundup: IMA, ABI, True and Fair Campaign, Aon Hewitt

first_imgThe proposed merger of the Investment Management Association (IMA) and the Association of British Insurers’ investment affairs division is to be completed by the end of the month.The merger, which will see the two lobby groups join forces in the investment space, will be chaired by Helena Morrissey, the current chief executive of Newton Asset Management and founder of the 30% Club.Once merged, the industry representative group will be known as The Investment Association.Chief executive of the group and former chief of the IMA Daniel Godfrey said the new organisation would now cover an entire range of investment issues, fully representing the industry and its clients. Otto Thorensen, director general at the ABI, said the merger would create a strong voice for the asset management industry, with insurers remaining a crucial part.However, the merger was not welcomed on all fronts.Gina Miller, founder of the True and Fair Campaign, said creating a giant industry body was not tantamount to improving consumer protection.“The new Investment Association has more power to advance the aims of the self-interested investment industry,” she said.“The IMA and ABI have, to date, shown themselves to be entirely focused on the needs of their members over consumers.“We see no evidence this will end under the new structure or chairman.”In other news, the Northern Powergrid Group Pension Scheme has appointed Aon Hewitt to provide the trustees with investment advice.The mandate covers advice on the pension fund’s £1.3bn (€1.6bn) of assets, providing pensions to around 6,500 members.The contract for asset allocation and manager selection is an extension of pension scheme administration and actuarial services agreements.Group administrator and secretary for Northern Powergrid Group, Stephen Robson, said the trustees were impressed with Aon Hewitt’s focus on understanding the scheme’s issues and ability to give clear, tailored advice.last_img read more

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UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide

first_img Share 13 Views   no discussions NEW YORK, United States (AP) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness.In a statement today, the UN health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is to speak on the topic at a news conference in Geneva later today.Officials think it can be done in five years because the work is well underway in many countries. Denmark did it 15 years ago, and since then the United States and more than 40 other higher-income countries have been working on getting the heart-clogging additives out of their food supplies.The WHO is now pushing middle- and lower-income countries to pick up the fight, said Dr Francesco Branca, director of the WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development.Artificial trans fats are unhealthy substances that are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it solid, like in the creation of margarine or shortening. Health experts say they can be replaced with canola oil or other products. There are also naturally occurring trans fats in some meats and dairy products.The WHO recommends that no more than 1 per cent of a person’s calories come from trans fats.“Trans fats are a harmful compound that can be removed easily without major cost and without any impact on the quality of the foods,” Branca said.Countries will likely have to use regulation or legislation to get food makers to make the switch, experts said.Dr Tom Frieden, a former director of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention who worked with WHO officials on the call to action, called its move unprecedented.“The world is now setting its sights on today’s leading killers — particularly heart disease, which kills more people than any other cause in almost every country,” said Frieden, president of a New-York-based project called Resolve to Save Lives.The first trans fatty food to hit the US market was Crisco shortening, which went on sale in 1911. Trans fatty foods became increasingly popular beginning in the 1950s, partly because experts at the time thought they were healthier than cooking with butter or lard.Food makers liked artificial trans fats because they prolonged product shelf life. They used them in doughnuts, cookies and deep-fried foods.But studies gradually revealed that trans fats wreck cholesterol levels in the blood and drive up the risk of heart disease. Health advocates say trans fats are the most harmful fat in the food supply.In the US, New York City in 2006 banned restaurants from serving food with trans fats. The same year the FDA required manufacturers to list trans fat content information on food labels.Many manufacturers cut back, and studies showed trans fat levels in the blood of middle-aged US adults fell by nearly 60 percent by the end of the decade.In 2015, the FDA took steps to finish the job of eliminating trans fats, calling for manufacturers to stop selling trans fatty foods by June 18, 2018 — a deadline that arrives next month. FDA officials have not said how much progress has been made or how they will enforce their rule against food makers that don’t comply.“The removal of trans fats from the food supply as an additive counts as one of the major public health victories of the last decade,” said Laura MacCleery, policy director for the Washington, DC-based advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest. HealthInternationalLifestylePrint UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide by: – May 14, 2018 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more