For the first time, ambient music pioneer and multi instrumentalist Emancipator, aka Doug Appling, is taking his Loci Records imprint on tour. Joining him will be Tor, Edamame, and Lapa – a trio of Loci Records signings that embody the label’s very essence of musical balance between organic and digital.Emancipator curates every Loci signing, and each artist stylistically hones in on their own brew of melodic downtempo, instrumental hip hop, and electronica. Ethereal melodies, immaculately smooth samples, and addictive drum beats are the norm at Loci Records, as the imprint’s talented artists captivate a diverse audience across the globe.To familiarize you with the Loci Records sound, Edamame put together a comprehensive mix highlighting each of the eight artists on the label. Listen to the glorious grooves of Loci Records, below.The four artists heading out on this tour include Tor, Edamame, Lapa, and Emancipator. Tor (tormusic.net) was actually the first artist to launch his album on the Loci label, creating music that guides the listener along a sonic journey with driving percussion and addictive melodies. Edamame is known for his unique organic craftsmanship, recording natural sounds to infuse into his cerebral mixes. Lapa trained for years as a classical violinist, and weaves complex harmonies to create resonant and serene music. Lapa is also a full time touring member and a frequent studio collaborator of Emancipator. The label’s founder, Emancipator, continually impresses listeners with his well-balanced, downtempo creations that take on new life in his solo and live band performances.You do not want to miss these musicians when they come to a town near you. Check out their full tour schedule and more information, below.Tour Dates12.8 | Boston MA @ The Sinclair | SOLD OUT12.9 | New York NY @ Bowery Ballroom | SOLD OUT12.10 | Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall | Tickets12.16 | Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall | Tickets12.17 | Denver CO @ Bluebird Theater | SOLD OUT1.13 | San Francisco CA @ The Independent | SOLD OUT1.14 | Los Angeles CA @ The Roxy | Tickets
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will soon put thousands of one-of-a-kind ethnographic and archaeological photos from around the world online for the public and researchers, thanks to a new $215,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The museum’s photographic archive is a treasure trove of late 19th to early 20th century photography, and features indigenous peoples and world cultures. Over time, the photographic collections have developed into a premier resource for national and international research.“This grant gives us the ability to complete the preservation and access of the museum’s core negative collection,” says India Spartz, senior archivist at the Peabody Museum. “It includes our oldest and most fragile images.”The grant enables the Peabody Museum to begin the second phase of its long-term goal to preserve and make its entire photo archive publicly accessible. One year ago, the museum completed a three-year NEH Preservation and Access grant that allowed more than 30,000 images from the museum’s core negative collection to be digitized, cataloged, and uploaded to the Web, ending the first phase of scanning the Peabody’s photo archive.The new grant will fund the scanning of the more than 25,000 remaining core negatives, a process that will include rehousing and cataloging the negatives, and mounting the images online. Completing this work will reduce the need for handling the originals.To search the core negatives from the project, visit the Peabody Museum’s Collections Online database.
Crowds filled La Fortune Student Center on Wednesday night, drawn by the International Taste of South Bend, part of Notre Dame’s celebration of International Education Week. The International Taste of ND has been the signature event of International Education Week on Notre Dame’s campus for the past four years. Student volunteer, Sarah Jung, said the event serves to showcase different cuisines from South Bend, which can be hard for students to come by. “It shows how diverse South Bend food actually is,” she said. McKenna Pencak, main coordinator of the event and a representative for International Student Services and Activities, said the event offers an opportunity to appreciate students’ various backgrounds and cultures, especially with such a prominent international community at Notre Dame. “There are more than 1,000 international students at Notre Dame … The International Taste of South Bend helps celebrate and promote international education and exchange,” Pencak said Restaurant owners were eager to showcase their cuisine and their culture with both students and South Bend locals. Luc, owner of the Salvadoran restaurant Girasol known for its signature papusas, has participated in the International Taste of South Bend since its debut four years ago. “It’s a good opportunity to attract customers,” Luc said. Kenny Weiss, chef and family owner of Weiss’ Gasthaus, was a newcomer to event. Weiss’ Gasthaus is a new traditional German restaurant in South Bend located close to campus. “The timing, the building, everything just came together, so we decided we might as well take the chance,” he said. In view of the educational aspect of the event, Kenny commented on the role cuisine plays in building a global community. “More people make peace over breaking bread than anything else,” he said. Although the International Taste of South Bend is a venue in which restaurants can showcase their food in order to attract customers, restaurant owners emphasized their appreciation of the Notre Dame student body. The owner of King Gyro’s was particularly expressive of his regard for ND students. “We have five sites now, but we started right next to ND, and we just fell in love with the students,” he said. Student volunteer, Ivy Yen, said she thought the event gave students an important opportunity to promote intercultural understanding. “I think it brings everyone together because food makes you feel so good!” she said. Contact Catriona Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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) MGN ImageCLYMER – A Pennsylvania man died from injuries sustained during a crash this week on Clymer Center Road in Clymer.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Wade, 52, of Clymer, allegedly failed to keep right and struck another vehicle in the oncoming lane on Thursday, February 13.Deputies say the driver of the other vehicle, David Bensink, 69, of Wattsburg, Pa., was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.Both were transported to UPMC Hamot for their injuries. On Thursday, deputies say Bensink died at UPMC Hamot from the injuries he sustained from the crash.Deputies say Wade is charged with failure to keep right. No additional charges are expected in the case.
London theater is busier than ever with a major reopening of a West End playhouse jostling for attention with eagerly awaited revivals (from the likes of Shakespeare, Sean O’Casey, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name but a few). Also on tap: transfers of several acclaimed new plays and a musical drawn from the iconic songbook of Ray Davies and the Kinks. Read on to find out more. APRIL 14-20 Oh, Coward!: Fresh on the heels of the sellout revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, starring Dame Angela Lansbury and Janie Dee, along comes the master’s lesser-known 1951 comedy, Relative Values, opening April 14 at the Harold Pinter Theatre and directed by Trevor Nunn. Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner, and recent Olivier Award winner Leigh Zimmerman co-star. ALSO: The off-West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s 2000 musical The Beautiful Game opens on April 8. Niamh Perry—an alum of Love Never Dies in London—stars. Who will emerge victorious at the Olivier Awards: Once or The Book of Mormon, Jude Law’s Henry V or Tom Hiddleston’s Coriolanus (or someone else)? Find out April 13 at a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House, featuring a guest appearance from Broadway great Bernadette Peters. APRIL 21-27 Keeping Secrets: Playwright James Graham, who is part of the Broadway-aimed Finding Neverland, opens topical-sounding new play, Privacy, directed by Josie Rourke on April 22 at the Donmar. The piece stars Olivier winner Michelle Terry (Tribes) and Paul Chahidi, fondly remembered from his scene-stealing turn as Maria in the recent all-male Twelfth Night. ALSO: It’s the first full week of performances at Shakespeare’s Globe for director Lucy Bailey’s take on Titus Andronicus, one of the Bard’s bloodiest works. William Houston has the title role. View Comments APRIL 28-MAY 4 Rock On: Expect the Hampstead Theatre to keep the beat, and then some, as the May 1 opening gets nearer for Sunny Afternoon, director Edward Hall’s new musical drawn from the back catalog of U.K. rock gods Ray Davies and the Kinks. Joe Penhall (Blue/Orange) has written the book based on an original story from Davies, and Dominic Tighe, Helen Hobson, and George Maguire head the cast. APRIL 7-13 Back to Before: The Apollo Theatre made headlines on December 19 when portions of its ceiling fell in during a performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Now, the Shaftesbury Avenue playhouse is reopening, its rooftop balcony level secured and sealed off, with the commercial transfer of Tony winner John Tiffany’s acclaimed production of the Jack Thorne play Let the Right One In, seen late last year at the Royal Court. ALSO: The West End transfer of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, starring Imelda Staunton, opens on April 15. ALSO: Last chance to see Broadway’s brilliant original Frankie Valli, John Lloyd Young, heading the London company of Jersey Boys before he departs April 27 to promote the forthcoming Clint Eastwood film of the stage show, in which he stars. Veteran director Howard Davies opens a National Theatre revival of Sean O’Casey’s war-themed 1929 play on April 22 with Ronan Raftery in the central role.
In part one of this series, I talked about defending the enterprise by strengthening the human firewall. In part two, I’ll focus on patching vulnerable systems.Let’s take a look at some of the headlines from the last couple of years:“Atlanta’s municipal government has been brought to its knees since Thursday morning by a ransomware attack.”“Russian state hackers use ransomware to paralyze computers in Ukraine on the eve of the country’s independence day.”“Hackers gained access to the information of 143 million Equifax customers, including their names, birth dates, drivers’ license numbers, Social Security numbers, and addresses.”What do all these incidents have in common? Unpatched systems—which expose weaknesses that can be exploited by cybercriminals. If you still need convincing that unpatched systems pose a massive threat, consider these stats from a recent Ponemon Institute study that surveyed nearly 3,000 IT professionals worldwide on their patching practices. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
• Biden’s climate playbook may echo Trump’s: When the Trump regime came into office nearly four years ago, it asked the courts to stop litigation over the Obama-created Clean Power Plan while it worked to repeal and replace the rule. Since then, Trump has rolled back or weakened more than 125 environmental policies and rules affecting vehicle emissions, air and water pollution, oil and gas development, and public lands. Environmental advocates objected and sued over many of these changes. When Trump is ousted from the White House in January, it appears that President Joe Biden will follow that same path as he seeks to undo most or all of those rollbacks. It’s likely his administration will ask the courts to freeze lawsuits against Trump in these matters as it works to generate its own replacement policies and rules. Jean Su, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, told EnergyWire that the key strategies will be speedy reversals of Trump’s rules and replacement with new ones. Although the federal court system is now brimful of Trump-appointed judges, they will probably agree to requests to freeze pending litigation against old rules, according to Richard Revesz, director of New York University’s Institute for Policy Integrity.• Zuckerberg defends decision not to boot Steve Bannon off Facebook for proposing that two top government officials be decapitated and their heads put on pikes as a warning: According to Reuters, Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting Thursday: “We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely. While the offenses here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line.” Proposing extrajudicial killings of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray is probably just part of Bannon’s apparent campaign to persuade Trump that he should be on the list for a pardon when the squatter in the White House gets around to letting his most wretched minions off the hook for any outlawry they were involved in while serving him. But what “clearly” does cross the line at Facebook? If Bannon Photoshopped himself wielding an ax and posted a doctored image of him lopping off Dr. Fauci’s head, would that do the trick?• New study shows U.S. generates more plastic waste than any other nation: The researchers calculated that Americans produced up to 1.38 million tons of plastic pollution domestically through illegal dumping and littering. Which means the U.S. may have contributed as much as 2.48 million tons of plastic waste into the global environment, 1.6 million tons of it into ecosystems within 30 miles of a coast. That makes the U.S. the planet’s third-worst contributor to coastal plastic pollution. “All of this points to the need for us to reduce our production of single-use plastics,” said Nick Mallos, senior director of the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program and one of the new study’s co-authors. “We simply can no longer throw away our things into a recycling bin and assume our job is done.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – • U.S. surpasses record high for positive COVID-19 tests: As the coronavirus rages across the nation, data from Johns Hopkins University puts the number of positive tests on Friday at a record 184,514, The university puts the seven-day rolling average for virus-related deaths at 1,047. Another source, Worldometers, has consistently tallied a total that is a few thousand more deaths than the Johns Hopkins’ count. On Friday, it recorded the daily death toll at 1,397 and the seven-day rolling average at 1,107. That’s the highest it’s been since Aug. 5. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that at least 439,000 Americans will have died from the virus by March 1 unless strict mask-wearing orders are enacted and enforced.- Advertisement – MIDDAY TWEETx • Here are 277 policies Joe Biden can enact on Day One without Congress.On their own, none of these 277 policies will fully solve any of the interlinked crises we now face. But they can go a significant way toward immediate harm reduction. Some can even solve longstanding problems, simply by enforcing or fully implementing laws already on the books.Perhaps most important, all of these policies are ideas that leaders in the moderate and progressive wings of the party broadly agree on, and that Biden should have no excuse not to enact, save for his own policy preferences. • Meet the guy firing people who Trump considers disloyal: Johnny McEntee is the 30-year-old architect of the post-election purge going on in the White House, an effort amounting to a crusade that he has been working on for months. A team of Washington Post reporters note that McEntee is passing out the pink slips, making clear that disloyalty will be punished, and warning employees not to cooperate with the Biden transition. More dismissals are expected to follow those of the secretary of Defense, a senior climate scientist, two top Homeland Security officials, and the second-in-command of USAID, all of whom were booted in the past nine days. Said Cleta Mitchell, a conservative activist who is a partner at the law firm Foley & Lardner, “Conservatives believe that the president was not well served by the original people staffing [the White House Personnel Office]. They systematically excluded strong Trump supporters,” Of McEntee, she said: “I wish he had been there in the beginning.” Having been ousted from his previous far less powerful White House post because of an online gambling obsession, McEntee was rehired after the impeachment of Trump. He soon axed employees in the personnel office and began an interview process to uncover disloyalty by sussing out their personal views in various matters. For example, an employee at the Environmental Protection Agency was asked his opinion on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. “I work at the EPA,” the official said, startled. – Advertisement –
November 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter First Lady Frances Wolf, Governor’s Residence, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf today announced the opening of three, exciting new art exhibits on display at the Pennsylvania Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. The new exhibits include artwork by the late Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, a photography exhibit curated by the Historic Harrisburg Association highlighting the history of Pennsylvania Governors’ Residences, as well as “thread paintings” by Easton-based artist Emil Lukas.“Each of the pieces on display as part of these exhibits reminds us of Pennsylvania’s rich history, valued diversity and inspiring artistic talent,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “I am grateful to the Irvis family, Emil Lukas, and David Morrison and Jeb Stuart of the Historic Harrisburg Association for lending their great work and talent to the Governor’s Residence so all its visitors may enjoy and celebrate the history and diversity our great Commonwealth has to offer.”The Governor’s Residence, located at 2035 North Front Street, will be open to the public to explore the new artwork this Friday, November 18th between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. as part of Harrisburg’s 3rd in the Burg. At 6:00 p.m., David Morrison, architectural historian and executive director of Historic Harrisburg Association, will present a 30-minute illustrated lecture on “Pennsylvania Governors’ Residences from the 17th to the 21st Century” which highlights nearly 350 years of architectural landmarks associated with Pennsylvania’s Governors from William Penn to the present day. This event is free, open to the public and no reservation is required.In addition, visitors to the Residence this Friday, as well as those visiting throughout the holiday season and into the spring, will be able to view the amazing work of former Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, the first African American to serve as speaker of the house in any state legislature in the United States since Reconstruction. Speaker Irvis was also a prolific artist who created hundreds of wood sculptures during the latter half of the 20th Century as well as abstract paintings, poetry and other works of art. The Irvis exhibit was curated by Nancy Mendes, an artist, exhibit designer and art educator who has created exhibits for the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Historical Society of Dauphin County and the City of Harrisburg.Also on display are the unique and inspiring works of Emil Lukas, entitled Large Particle Hum and Small Particle Hum. For his “thread paintings,” Lukas meticulously strings thousands of feet of thread in different directions across a framed wooden box. He tests the effect of every thread and hue. According to Lukas, “it is a very meditative state…the relationship is one with light, color, and the relative color that’s going on with the painting.” Lukas achieves the optical effects of luminescence and volume by making a denser web of threads toward the edges and a sparser web toward the center. Born in Pittsburgh and educated at Edinboro University, Lukas currently lives and works in the Easton area. For more information on his work, click here.The Governor’s Residence is open for tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment. For more information about the Governor’s Residence, or to schedule a tour, visit the Governor’s Residence website here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf First Lady Frances Wolf Unveils New Art Exhibits at the Governor’s Residence Celebrating Pennsylvania’s History and Diversity
In 2014, it spent €286 for each worker and pensioner.The pension fund said it was also facing the expensive renewal of its insured pension arrangements with Aegon at the end of this year.The accrued pension rights remain with Aegon, which has guaranteed the nominal rights but will not grant any indexation.Last year, the scheme was able to grant its participants an inflation compensation of 0.1%.In a letter to its pensioners, the board of Kunststof & Rubber said the liquidation decision had been taken after the unions and sponsors failed to reach an agreement on a proposal to continue as an independent scheme, an option favoured by employees.As of next year, new employers can join the sector arrangements at PGB, which was initially the scheme for the graphics and printing industry.Over the past five years, however, it has expanded into other industries, including the chemical, cardboard and pharmaceutical sectors – and it has even taken the maritime fishing industry on board.At the moment, it implements pension arrangements for 2,300 companies with 66,000 staff in a total in 14 sectors. The €230m pension fund for the Dutch plastics and rubber industry is to join €21bn multi-sector scheme PGB after it failed to attract a sufficient number of participating companies.The social partners at the non-mandatory Pensioenfonds Kunststof & Rubberindustrie and PGB signed a declaration of intent that will see the smaller scheme join PGB next year.The pension fund Kunststof & Rubber has 7,240 participants in total, of whom 2,300 are workers, affiliated with 60 companies.As a consequence of its small scale, its costs for pensions provision were three times as high as those for large sector funds, it said.
Fitness mogul splashes big bucks on Gold Coast mansion The Beard’s former home at 46 Reed St, Ashmore is on the market.With that deal having settled in June, the Beards are now selling their sprawling Ashmore estate, set on a whopping 4161sqm riverfront lot.Property records show 46 Reed Street was purchased in Tah-nee Beard’s name for $3.3 million in January 2014. Simon Beard, pictured inside a Culture Kings store in 2011.FIVE months after securing a dream mansion on Isle of Capri, the couple behind Gold Coast streetwear giant Culture Kings has put their former home on the market.Simon and Tah-nee Beard paid $11.75 million in May for the resort-style residence known as Riverpoint in one of the biggest sales on the Gold Coast this year. The 4161 sqm estate has a long list of features.No price guide has been given in the fresh sales campaign being handled by Charlon Delos Angeles and Amir Mian of Amir Prestige.Known as Paradise Mansion, the holding comes with a long list of luxury features including a tennis/basketball court, pool with a cabana, a cinema, gym and an eight-car garage. Chance to buy your own chapel More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoInside the home has a contemporary feel.The main residence includes six bedrooms, all with ensuites, while a separate guesthouse is ideal for use as staff quarters or for visitors. The Beards, who founded Culture Kings in 2008, upgraded their riverfront lifestyle with the purchase of their new Surfers Paradise pad. MORE: Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tates sells up The Riverpoint mansion on Isle of Capri.Built on a massive point position, the 1651 sqm holding boasts 90m of main river frontage with lush tropical gardens giving the home a resort feel.Culture Kings has carved an international reputation for its streetwear, including brands from all corners of the globe, live DJs and instore barber haircutting and VIP customers including Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and A$AP Rocky.