first_imgThe instrumental jazz-rock fusion quartet TAUK have already had a big year, extensively touring in promotion of their latest studio album, Sir Nebula, during the start of the year, and later in celebration of the re-release of their breakthrough album, Homunculus, on vinyl (which also included three bonus tracks on side D from their Sir Nebula studio sessions). Today, the band announced that they’ll be closing out 2017 with a three-day run for New Year’s Eve. Ahead of New Year’s Eve, TAUK will hit the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina on December 28th and 29th. After a day off on December 30th, TAUK will head south for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia.Support acts for TAUK’s New Year’s Eve run will be announced in the following months, as well as for the band’s annual hometown TAUKsgiving show. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve run will go on sale this Friday at 10 am (EST) via the band’s website here. Plus, don’t forget to check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.[Photo: Ojeda Photography]TAUK 2017 TOUR DATES9/20/17 – Mainstage Morgantown – Morgantown, WV *9/21/17 – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Kalamazoo, MI *9/22-9/23/17 – Resonance Music & Arts Festival – Thornville, OH9/24/17 – The Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI *9/26/17 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA *9/27/17 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE *9/28/17 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO *9/29/17 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *9/30/17 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO #10/01/17 – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO #10/04/17 – Neurolux – Boise, ID %10/05/17 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT %10/06/17 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA %10/07/17 – Star Theater – Portland, OR10/08/17 – Hi-Fi Music Hall – Eugene, OR &10/11/17 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA &10/12/17 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA &10/13/17 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA &10/14/17 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Cory Wong10/15/17 – Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ10/18/17 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX @10/19/17 – Trees – Dallas, TX @10/20/17 – Antone’s – Austin, TX @10/21/17 – Last Concert Café – Houston, TX +10/25/17 – Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA =10/26/17 – Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL >10/27+10/28/17 – New Mountain Theatre – Asheville, NC ~10/29/17 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL10/31/17 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA (supporting Perpetual Groove)11/02/17 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA ?11/03/17 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD ?11/04/17 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA ?11/24/17 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY12/01-12/05/17 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DR12/28+12/29/17 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC12/31/17 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA* w/ Earphorik# w/ Skydyed% w/Yak Attack& w/ Klozd [email protected] w/ Naughty Professor+ w/ The Share Fire= w/ Dynamo> w/ Little Raine Band~ w/ ShwizZ (27) and Deaf Scene (28)? w/ Broccoli Samurailast_img read more

first_imgEmily Perry Sims, director of events at the Center for the Homeless, put poverty into perspective at Saint Mary’s community panel “Homelessness: Together We Can Make a Difference” in Madeleva Hall on Thursday.Students and staff spent their evening listening to a discussion sponsored by the Saint Mary’s College social work department.“It can happen to anyone,” she said. “People fall through the cracks, but more people are born in the cracks.”The discussion featured panelists with experience working with or leading organizations directed at prevention of homelessness.The seven panelists were guests from the Center for the Homeless, Salvation Army, YWCA, St. Margaret’s House, Youth Services Bureau and the Common Council in South Bend.Since drug abuse, mental illness and gender inequality are common contributors to homelessness, the panel represented organizations that help people overcome these challenges.Bonnie Stryker, director of the Youth Services Bureau, said self-sufficiency in St. Joseph County is defined as a full-time job with an hourly wage of at least $13.11.“In 2007, 23.3 percent of families in St. Joseph County were in poverty,” Stryker said. “I am sure this number has increased now that we are in a recession.”One member of Hope Ministries named Rose said the organization helps her improve her education, grow closer to God and take care of her 10-month-old daughter, who also resides at Hope Ministries.“It’s my home,” she said of the organization. “It’s my family. They made me feel welcome and accepted me and my daughter from the moment we arrived.”Another guest from Hope Ministries, who identified herself as May, shared her story of homelessness. Unlike some stereotypes of the homeless, she said she did not find herself on the streets because of alcoholism or drug abuse. Her medical condition caused her to lose her job, she said.President of the South Bend Common Council Oliver Davis said he plans to raise awareness and initiative on the behalf of homeless awareness.“[You] don’t have to have a great degree to help with homelessness, you just need a willing heart,” she said. Tags: Homelessnesslast_img read more

first_imgSome new stars are heading into the London production of Mamma Mia!. Beginning June 8, Gabriella Williams will make her West End debut as Sophie. Joining her on that day will be Mazz Murray as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie and James Darch as Sky. The ABBA tuner continues to play at the Novello Theatre.Murray, a member of the vocal group Woman, has appeared in We Will Rock You and Fame in the West End and in the U.K. tours of Rent and Smokey Joe’s Café. Napthine’s previous credits include Made in Dagenham, Urinetown, Sister Act, The Sound of Music and The Woman in White. Darch has appeared on the U.K. stage in Kiss Me Kate and Cats.Additional newcomers beginning in June are Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie. They join a cast that includes Dianne Pilkington as Donna, Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill. Shona White takes on the role of Donna at certain performances.The show, which began in 1999 and has gone on to become a global sensation, tells the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young bride who invites three potential dads to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, unbeknownst to her mother, Donna. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and a book by Catherine Johnson. View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Republican Suffolk County lawmakers are calling for federal oversight of the Suffolk County Police Department after the recently retired chief of department was accused beating a handcuffed suspect and covering it up.The county legislators also called for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone to expand his search for a new police commissioner and questioned the wisdom of nominating Timothy Sini, a former federal prosecutor who most recently served as a deputy county executive, to replace Ed Webber, the retiring police commissioner.“How can anyone today say that we don’t need outside assistance?” asked Legis. Robert Trotta (R-Fort Salonga), a former Suffolk County police detective who said he was “shocked at how bad it is, the culture of corruption.”Trotta made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference in reaction to the news Friday that ex-chief James Burke was denied bail after pleading not guilty to violating a suspect’s civil rights and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Trotta was flanked by fellow Republican legislators, including Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), the legislature’s GOP minority leader, who recently won re-election over Sini, who was since named deputy Suffolk police commissioner.Both lawmakers said that Sini might be the right person to be the county’s next top cop, but now is not the time for politically connected promotions.“Suffolk County is under a dark cloud of suspicion and this is unacceptable,” said McCaffrey. “Now, an inexperienced individual is being considered to the top post in the department. We need someone qualified. This is no time for on-the-job training.”“Political connections should not determine how an investigation goes or who the police commissioner is,” agreed Trotta.Justin Meyers, a Bellone spokesman, called the press conference “a political, partisan attack” and defended Sini.“He has the local law enforcement knowledge,” Meyers said. “He brought in John Barry, the lead investigator on the Sheldon Silver case, to be the Deputy Chief of Department. He brought in Stu Cameron with his 30 years of law enforcement experience to be Chief of Department. He’s already reached out to the FBI on the Gilgo Beach murders. Tim hit the ground running.”As for the call for federal oversight, Trotta noted that most cops are “moral, hardworking individuals,” but Burke’s arrest has tainted the department. He and McCaffrey cited comments made by U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Wexler when Wexler denied bail for Burke on the grounds that he is a danger to the community. The judge had said: “The corruption of an entire department by this defendant is shocking.”The call for a federal monitor came two years after the U.S. Department of Justice settled a probe into allegations that the police department turned a blind eye to hate crimes before one left an immigrant dead.last_img read more

first_imgThe Credit Union National Association recently released the 2017-2018 Environmental Scan. The E-Scan offers insights in 10 primary areas affecting credit unions, including lending, economics, technology and of course marketing. The E-Scan is a must-read for any credit union executive and is also an outstanding planning tool to use.The marketing section is entitled “The Big Deal Behind Social Media.” It also mentions many of the other top marketing trends for credit unions, including disruptors, regulations, Generation Z, the evolution of marketing, highly personalized marketing, consumer preferences and the humanization of digital. But the bulk of the section centers around social media and engagement.According to the E-Scan, there are five factors that come into play when brining engagement into your social media efforts:(1)    Bring value firstAs the E-Scan notes, “social media isn’t always about direct response…..once you’re identified as a serial promoter, people will shut you off and tune you out.” Look for ways to engage—not sell—on your social media platforms. continue reading » 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgCUNA and several financial services trade organizations petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court this week to review a case involving Fair Housing Act (FHA) claims filed by municipalities. CUNA and the trades ask the Supreme Court to review Bank of America v. City of Miami and Wells Fargo v. City of Miami, as the organizations have a “significant interest in ensuring the FHA is enforced in a fair and reasonable way.”The city of Miami brought suit against the two banks arguing that discriminatory actions against city residents entitles the city to damages for indirect harm. The city argued that foreclosures and other events stemming from unfavorable mortgages resulted in lost revenue from lower property taxes and other incurred expenses.“The court of appeals held that the proximate cause requirement for private litigation under the FHA imposes little if any effective limitation on novel FHA claims by plaintiffs who are not the direct victims of an alleged FHA violation and instead seek compensation for “ripples of harm” extending outwards from such violations,” the brief reads. “The massive wave of litigation under the FHA—brought by private lawyers on behalf of municipalities—will impose potentially enormous costs on lenders without significantly advancing the goals of the FHA.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgInvestors were expecting Moderna‘s vaccine to be highly effective after Pfizer, another frontrunner in the Covid-19 vaccine, said last week that its vaccine was more than 90% effective. Moderna’s candidate, like that of the Pfizer-BioNTech partnership, is using messenger RNA, or mRNA, technology. It’s a new approach to vaccines that uses genetic material to provoke an immune response.Moderna said Monday its vaccine remains stable at 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature of a standard home or medical refrigerator, for up to 30 days. It can be stored for up to six months at negative 4 degrees Fahrenheit. By comparison, Pfizer’s vaccine requires a storage temperature of minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit.Moderna told investors on Oct. 29 that it was “actively preparing” for the global launch of its potential vaccine after completing enrollment in its trial a week earlier. It said about 37% of the participants were from minority communities and 42% had other conditions or ages that put them at high risk of severe disease. Males outnumber females in the trial by 53% to 47%.Out of the 95 Covid-19 cases, 20 participants identified as being from “diverse” communities, including 12 Hispanic people, four African Americans, three Asian Americans and one multiracial.Moderna said it plans to apply for emergency use authorization with the Food and Drug Administration in “the coming weeks.” The trial will continue to accrue additional data relevant to safety and efficacy even after an application is submitted, the company said.By the end of the year, Moderna expects to have approximately 20 million doses of the vaccine ready to ship in the U.S., the company said. It said it remains on track to manufacture 500 million to 1 billion doses globally in 2021.The company already has supply agreements in North America, the Middle East and in other regions of the world. It announced in August that it had reached a deal with the U.S. government to supply 100 million doses of its vaccine. The deal gives the federal government the option to purchase up to 400 million additional doses. The U.S. had already invested $955 million in Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine development, bringing its total investment up to $2.48 billion, the company said at the time.In August, Moderna said it was charging between $32 and $37 per dose for its vaccine for some customers, under cheaper “pandemic pricing.” The company said it was in discussion for larger volume agreements that will have a lower price.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.–CNBC’s Meg Tirrell contributed to this report. Shares of the company jumped by more than 11% in premarket trading. The announcement follows on the heels of similar news last week from Pfizer’s late-stage Covid-19 vaccine trial as pharmaceutical companies across the world race against the clock to find ways to prevent the virus, which has spread to more than 54.4 million people, killing more than 1.3 million.“This is a pivotal moment in the development of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate,” Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said in a statement. “Since early January, we have chased this virus with the intent to protect as many people around the world as possible. All along, we have known that each day matters. This positive interim analysis from our Phase 3 study has given us the first clinical validation that our vaccine can prevent COVID-19 disease, including severe disease.”- Advertisement – Moderna said preliminary phase three trial data show its coronavirus vaccine is more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19 — a result CEO Stephane Bancel called a “game-changer.”The analysis evaluated 95 confirmed Covid-19 infections among the trial’s 30,000 participants. Moderna, which developed its vaccine in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said 90 cases of Covid-19 were observed in the placebo group versus 5 cases observed in the group that received its two-dose vaccine. That resulted in an estimated vaccine efficacy of 94.5%, it said.- Advertisement – The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company also said there were no “significant” safety concerns, adding the vaccine was generally safe and well-tolerated with the majority of adverse events in participants being labeled as mild or moderate. Side effects included pain at the injection site and, after the second dose, fatigue, muscle pain and headaches.“Knowing that we have a vaccine that would help more people who would take it is just a wonderful feeling,” Bancel said in an interview with CNBC. “As you know a lot of people have been reluctant in surveys to take a vaccine because I think we’re worried about the politicization of a vaccine, they’re worried about what you get with a flu shot you know 50% to 60% efficacy.”With an efficacy rate of 95%, “that’s a game-changer, I believe,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Investigators determined that 26 illness cases from August 2005 through June 2006 were caused by the same strain of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis, according to the release. The same strain was found in product that people still had in their freezers, said Dr. Kirk Smith, supervisor of the Foodborne Disease Unit in the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). “The frozen chicken entrees in these outbreaks are breaded, pre-browned and individually wrapped, so it’s likely most ill consumers mistakenly assumed they have been precooked,” said Kevin Elfering, dairy and food inspection director in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), in a news release. He said people probably overlooked label instructions to fully cook the raw entrees and just heated them in a microwave. Although the kinds of products tied to these outbreaks are labeled as microwaveable, Minnesota officials warned not to cook them that way. “Microwaves vary in strength and tend to cook products unevenly; therefore, they are not appropriate for the primary preparation of raw meat and poultry,” the news release states. Salmonellosis symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps, and fever. They usually begin within 12 to 72 hours of exposure and subside within 5 to 7 days, but about 20% of cases require hospitalization, the MDH said. The other three illness cases were S Typhimurium infections with a DNA fingerprint that matched that of product in patients’ homes, Smith said. These cases prompted the USDA to issue a consumer advisory on Jul 3 (see link below). The products were produced by Aspen Foods and sold under a store brand name. Minnesota officials said they decided to warn the public of the risk because the labeling change will take time and because the products probably will still be marketed as “microwaveable.” Jul 21, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In the wake of two outbreaks of Salmonella infection involving 29 cases, Minnesota health officials are warning the public to be careful when cooking frozen, pre-browned chicken entrees. Salmonella is sometimes found in raw chicken and is not considered an adulterant, making thorough cooking imperative, MDH and USDA officials said. For safety, raw poultry products must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165ºF. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a limited recall in March in response to this outbreak, but cases have continued, the MDH said. The products mostly come from two manufacturers, Aspen Foods in Chicago (USDA plant P-1358) and Serenade Foods, Milford, Ind. (USDA plant P-2375). They are sold under various brand names, including store names. The USDA said that if one cooks the products in a microwave oven, one should use a food thermometer to check the temperature at multiple points inside the product and should wait a while after cooking to allow the heat to spread evenly throughout it. The agency said it is requiring new labels clearly stating that frozen chicken entrees contain raw chicken and must be fully cooked to 165ºF. The outbreaks prompted state health and agriculture officials yesterday to “strongly advise” people not to cook stuffed chicken entrees in microwave ovens because of the risk of uneven and incomplete cooking. See also: Apr 22, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Salmonella cases linked to frozen chicken entrees” Jul 3 FSIS news release (updated Jul 11)http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_070306_01/index.asp In the Jul 3 advisory, the USDA said at least 34 recent salmonellosis cases across the nation have been linked to undercooked chicken entrees, in addition to the Minnesota cases.last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Great Britain’s heptathlon world champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, was among those to speak out on Tuesday, questioning advice from the IOC asking them to prepare “as best they can” for the Games despite social contact and travel being placed under severe restrictions across the world because of the virus. Johnson-Thompson pointed out the difficulties she and other athletes are facing and wrote in a social media post: “I feel under pressure to train and keep the same routine, which is impossible.” The IOC said: “This is an exceptional situation, which requires exceptional solutions. “The IOC is committed to finding a solution with the least negative impact for the athletes, while protecting the integrity of the competition and the athletes’ health.Advertisement “No solution will be ideal in this situation, and this is why we are counting on the responsibility and solidarity of the athletes.” Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi said the IOC was risking the health of athletes, who feel obliged to continue training despite advice to reduce contact. Hayley Wickenheiser, an IOC member, said the organisation’s conviction that the Games would go ahead was “insensitive and irresponsible given the state of humanity”. The former Canada ice hockey star added: “This crisis is bigger even than the Olympics.” Read Also:IOC: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will hold  as planned The IOC had said on Tuesday it was fully committed to staging the Games, and that with four months to go there was no need for any drastic decision to be taken. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told athletes “no solution will be ideal” after a number of competitors raised concerns over its plans to press ahead with Tokyo 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgAbramovich has had visa problems with the UK over the past 18 months.Grant still speaks to Abramovich and disputes claims the oligarch’s interest in Chelsea is fading.He told The Sun: “Roman loves the club and loves football, that’s for sure.“I respect England very much but I think it’s not right he didn’t get the visa to come to England. He gave a lot of things to English football.”read also:A peep into Roman Abramovich’s £66million ‘The Bandit’ interiorHe added: “Before I joined, everybody spoke about Chelsea‘s ugly football. After one month, nobody mentioned it. If you look back, it was maybe their best football.” Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Chelsea manager and advisor Avram Grant says club owner Roman Abramovich has been treated unfairly by the UK government.center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… last_img read more