Lotus made their way to The Mann Center last night, marking the band’s first east coast appearance this Fall. After a successful night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, fans of Philadelphia were pleased to welcome Lotus and Tycho for a night on the Skyline Stage.The beloved jamtronica group recently released their 2016 album, Eat The Light, earlier this summer. The typically instrumental band’s new material features vocals on every track, undoubtedly pushing their sonic offerings into uncharted territory for fans everywhere.Lotus Releases Jaw-Dropping New Album ‘Eat The Light’ [Full Stream/Review]Last night’s two set performance featured a career-spanning setlist, pleasing all fans of Lotus old and new. The band closed with an incredible version of Tame Impala‘s “Elephant”, which you can listen to below, thanks to taper Matt Moricle.To support the new release, the band recently announced three different two-night runs throughout the fall, with dates surrounding Halloween and Thanksgiving. The band will perform on 10/28-29 at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY, and spend the following weekend in Chicago’s Vic Theatre from 11/4-5. Lotus will also hit NYC’s PlayStation Theater on 11/25-26, bringing some grooves to New York over the Thanksgiving weekend. Head to the Lotus’s website for more information.Lotus @ The Mann Center – Skyline Stage in Philadelphia, PA 9/24/16:Set 1:01 Spiritualize >02 Expired Slang03 When Our Nerves No Longer Twitch04 Blender05 Move Too Fast 06 Plant Your Root >07 Spiritualize08 Gilded AgeSet 2:09 Blacklight Sunflare10 Eats The Light 11 White Light Fadeaway 12 Flower Sermon > 13 Umbilical Moonrise14 Sid >15 12816 Elephant  Johnny Fissinger on vocals on vocals Umbilical Moonset tease Tame Impala
New York’s Brooklyn Bowl will get a taste of Space Carnival, an up-and-comer on the jam scene that’s been quickly rising the ranks, when the quartet out of Oneonta, NY comes to the Williamsburg venue for the first time on Tuesday, October 24th. Space Carnival has big plans for their upcoming Brooklyn Bowl debut, with fellow jammers Goose and Southern Belles in tow for the ride. In recent months, Space Carnival has been focused on writing new music, touring hard, and further honing their sound, and the band will most definitely make the most of their chance to turn heads at the Bowl in just a few short weeks (get tickets here).In just four short years since Space Carnival’s inception in 2013, Jeremy Kraus (guitar), Cameron Fitch (keys / vocals), Chris Meier (bass), and Nick Tassinari (drums) have refined their self-dubbed “slippery disco” sound, merging it with psychedelic jams and loose funk stylings. The band released their debut album, Drawn In By The Sun, in 2016, and has spent their free time off the road this year working on the follow-up record. With the group’s regular rounds across the Northeast, Space Carnival continues to earn respect from fans and get tapped for supporting gigs for acts like Infected Mushroom, Midnight North, dangermuffin, and ELM.Space Carnival at Mazzstock, 8/27/17[Audio: fnordjr]Funk-folk act Goose is not only able to kick out the jams, but since releasing the album Moon Cabin in early 2016, the Norwalk, CT-based quintet has displayed a keen ability to write music with major hooks, three-part harmonies, and exploratory interludes. Goose’s eclectic sound draws from a diverse base of music, and fans love them all the more for their fearless blend of jam, funk, Americana, and whatever else the group sees fit.L4LM caught up with Goose’s guitarist Rick Mitarotonda a few months back, where he discussed the importance of both hitting the road and writing new music regularly: “The game plan is to just keep touring. Just keep making music….We have basic tracks recorded for a whole new album already. We have had these for a while, actually. There has been a lot of focus on getting the touring and ourselves set up as a full-time band. It has cut into time left for finishing that up. I hope we can get the new stuff finished and ready by the end of the year.” (Read the full interview here.)[via goosebandus]The Southern Belles out of Richmond, Virginia, have been touring nationally for the last four years, bringing their southern-tinged psych rock stylings to venues and festivals around the country. The band recently dropped their first radio single, “LA Moves,” off their newly released third album, In the Middle of the Night, which received high marks from critics. With performances at LOCKN’ and Floyd Fest and support gigs for The Revivalists, The Motet, Dopapod, and more, The Southern Belles are a proven, road-tested act that show no signs of slowing up anytime soon.L4LM contributing writer Rex Thomson had this to say in his review of the new album: “The Southern Belles have crafted an enthralling album of songs that perfectly capture the spirit and flavor of seventies progressive rock while avoiding the pitfalls of derivation and imitation with their latest release, In the Middle of the Night. Leaping from style to style with smile-inducing confidence, The Southern Belles created a perfect playground for themselves on their third record, and watching them explore it is truly and thoroughly enjoyable. There seem to be no limits in the realm of their musical imagination; only an endless landscape of possibilities and stylistic combinations as far as the eye can see.” (Read the full review here.)[via Jet Trails Media]Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl show on October 24th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.
For years, Taco Bell has been a staple of late-night grub runs across the country, offering up a lengthy menu of quick, easy, and contained Mexican(ish) food items that lend themselves to chowing down in the car and getting back on the road.Taco Bell realized long ago that their particular model frequently fits in with the lives of touring musicians, who work late into the night and often need to hit the road toward their next stop soon after they step offstage. That’s why they founded the Feed The Beat program in 2006 to help support more than 1500 artists and bands making their way on the road, helping fans discover new bands and bands discover new fans in the process.The Taco Bell Feed The Beat initiative starts in the form of feeding touring musicians with $500 in Taco Bell gift cards—no strings attached—helping fuel the artists and keep their road costs down. After adding 100 new acts to their Feed The Beat roster in the spring of this year, Taco Bell is seeking a new crop of bands to feed for the fall 2018 touring season.If your band is hitting the road this fall, you can fill out this submission form to throw your hat in the ring for consideration for the big gift/Taco Grant/Chalupa Fellowship/Cheesy Gordita Endowment/Cruchwrap Scholarship Supreme. All you need is some basic info about your band and a two-sentence testimonial about why Taco Bell should give you free food. Or, if you don’t have a band, but you want to hook up your favorite group with Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes for days, you can nominate them for the $500 gift. What better way to say “I appreciate your band” than with hundreds of free Chalupas. Now that’s love.For more information about Feed the Beat, head here.[H/T The Takeout]
The Office of the Executive Vice President hosted the “Worker Participation Panel Discussion” in the McKenna Hall Auditorium on Tuesday to discuss Notre Dame’s moral responsibility to support international workers’ rights and freedom of association.The panel consisted of five members, including assistant professor of theology Margie Pfeil, professor of Business Ethics Georges Enderle, law professor Doug Cassel, Notre Dame Law School graduate Xin He, and senior Matt Caponigro. Notre Dame alumnus and student body president emeritus Alex Coccia moderated the panel.“I am encouraged that this conversation is being brought to the wider community of Notre Dame because I think that there’s a lot that Notre Dame has to offer,” Caponigro said.The panel’s debate centered around whether Notre Dame should implement a pilot program aimed at increasing worker participation in several Chinese factories. The pilot program, proposed by the Worker Participation Committee created by Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, would allow for the production of Notre Dame-licensed items in China – a departure from the University’s policy regarding licensing since 1999.In its current form, the University’s Licensing Code of Conduct states that “products bearing the name or other trademarks of the University of Notre Dame shall only be manufactured in countries where all workers enjoy the legal rights to associate freely, form independent labor unions and collectively bargain with their employers.”Pfeil said she believes the pilot program’s deviation from current University policy to be preemptive.“We have an existing licensing code of conduct,” Pfeil said. “Communal engagement around the appropriateness of our current code and whether it needs revision ought to come before pursuit of a pilot manufacturing program that involves violation of that code.”Enderle said he agreed with Pfeil that the issue under discussion is an ethical one, but supports the implementation of the pilot program in China because of its potential to establish better relations with China on a business as well as academic level.“We should be a source for the good, not only at Notre Dame on campus but also worldwide,” he said. “That is my deep conviction … We should not shun China, but we should engage China. I can tell you that this is not easy.”Agreeing with Enderle, Xin He said that with the transition to a new government in China, now is the opportune time for Notre Dame to exert its influence — monetary and otherwise — to bring about an improvement to Chinese workers’ rights.“It’s a good time to review this policy,” Xin He said. “It’s a good time to engage with the Chinese factories.”Cassel said he recognizes potential benefits of the program, but is “concerned that the focus on individual factories may not take adequate account of the broader country context.”Regardless of whether Notre Dame adopts the pilot program, Enderle said, “we have to be careful in making judgments.”“When we talk about human rights, we have to take a look at the full picture,” Cassel said.Coccia said students will have the opportunity to engage in a campus-wide discussion of the issue over the next few weeks. He said a second panel discussion will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in McKenna Hall Auditorium, followed by a Higgins Labor Café meeting in Geddes Hall on Friday at 4:30 p.m.Tags: Worker Participation
Pixabay / Giving TuesdayGERRY – Heritage Ministries is getting ready to take part in ‘Giving Tuesday’ this week.Every year on Giving Tuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities by supporting their local not-for-profit organizations. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet.Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in.“We are so blessed by the outpouring of love, prayers, and support from our communities,” Lisa Haglund, Heritage President and CEO shared, “Like all of our holiday plans for this year, Giving Tuesday is all about bringing the joy and magic of the holidays to our residents.” “The seniors that we serve deserve the very best from us during this difficult time, and our teams have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide for our residents as we continue to promote the Heritage mission of promoting Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living to all those entrusted to our care,” furthered Haglund. “With the approach of the holidays, they are developing new and innovative ways for our residents to partake in some of the traditional activities they enjoy during what has been a very unprecedented and untraditional year. By donating on Giving Tuesday, friends of our Heritage communities, nationwide, will enable Heritage to provide additional resources that help our residents thrive in a loving and caring environment this holiday season.”Giving Tuesday donations will benefit all of Heritage’s residents nationwide, including The Green, (Greenhurst, NY), The Park, (Jamestown, NY), The Village, (Gerry, NY), The Homestead, (Gerry, NY), Orchard Grove and The Woodlands, (West Ellicott, NY), Vinecroft Retirement Community (Clarence Center, NY), Ives Hill Retirement Community, (Watertown, NY), Rolling Fields Elder Care Community (Conneautville, PA), Hearthstone Communities (Woodstock, IL), and The Kenney (West Seattle, WA).Those who are interested in joining Heritage’s Giving Tuesday initiative can visit their website at heritage1886.org/giving-tuesday to learn more. 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)
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An ex-New York City police detective was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for his role in a burglary ring that stole more than $10 million in cash and property from Long Island homes and businesses over a four-year span.At Central Islip federal court in 2014, Rafael Astacio, 43, of Copiague, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and filing a fraudulent tax return.“By victimizing the very same people he took an oath to serve and protect, the defendant compounded his criminal acts,” said Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Astacio was arrested four years ago as part of a five-man team that broke into 10 homes and three dozen businesses during their spree between 2009 and 2012, authorities have said.The crew used sledge hammers, wire cutters, blow torches and crowbars, as well as police scanners and cell phone jammers, authorities explained. In addition, the crew staked out potential victims to determine when they would be out of their homes and businesses. Astacio’s assignments were to be the lookout, to monitor a police scanner and to transport the stolen merchandise across state lines so it could be sold on the black market.In handing down the ex-cop’s sentence, U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco also ordered Astacio to pay nearly $2 million in restitution to his victims.Nassau County prosecutors worked with federal authorities on the case.“While most police officers serve with integrity and honor, former Detective Astacio broke his oath and the law when he conspired with others to steal millions of dollars’ worth of property and cash from homes and businesses in our area,” Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts of local and federal law enforcement partners, this crooked cop was caught and successfully prosecuted, and he will never tarnish the badge again.”
Guinea Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz has dissolved the government because of a growing rift with the prime minister Guinea Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz has dissolved the government because of a growing rift with the prime ministerGuinea-Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following a row with the prime minister in the troubled country, a presidential decree said on Thursday.The move comes after the president acknowledged a “crisis” in relations with the prime minister that were undermining the functioning of the government in the small west African nation.“The government headed by Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira has been dissolved,” the decree said.The 16-member government took office in July 2014, two months after Vaz became Guinea-Bissau’s first elected civilian leader since the army mutinied in 2012.Vaz and Pereira are both members of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which fought for independence from Portugal, won in 1974.“It is public knowledge that there is a crisis undermining the proper working of institutions,” Vaz said in a broadcast to the nation late Wednesday.“The efforts made did not succeed in resolving difficult relations between the president and the prime minister,” he said, adding that a government reshuffle would have been inadequate.Contentious issues included the appointment of a new armed forces chief, as well as corruption, the president said.The military coup brought chaos to a country already in the grip of powerful cocaine cartels and beset by political violence.US drug enforcement officials see the country as a “narco-state” and several senior military officials have been charged by the United States with drug trafficking.Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by coups since independence from Portugal following a liberation war led by the PAIGC.Related Hundreds gather to demand Guinea Bissau government resign Guinea-Bissau president names new PM in bid to end crisis Talk Africa: Conversation with Equatorial Guinea’s President Obiang
Share 53 Views no discussions NewsRegional IMF advises Barbados government to stay out of CLICO solution by: – December 8, 2011 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Barbados remains one of the most highly indebted countries in the region with public debt at the end of the 2011 fiscal year standing at 117 percent of GDP.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday December 8, 2011 – In its latest Article IV Consultation report on Barbados, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged the Barbados government to stay away from funding any solutions in the restructuring of collapsed insurance group CLICO Holdings.The IMF directors encouraged government to minimize fiscal costs in any plan to resolve CLICO and to seek a private sector solution in a statement issued yesterday, December 7. The IMF noted that the CLICO failure underlines the importance of a coordinated regional approach to financial sector supervision and a mechanism for establishing a framework for crisis resolution.The statement that followed the executive board of the IMF’s conclusion on its Article IV consultation with Barbados, expressed strong concern about Barbados’ fiscal stresses in light of its “anemic” economic growth and escalating double-digit inflation and unemployment. The directors noted that fiscal performance remained “under stress” especially in light of Barbados’ high public debt as central government deficit rose to about 8.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) from 8.2 percent of GDP in FY 2009/10; expenditures increased by 0.5 percentage points of GDP, while revenue weakness, particularly in corporate taxes, implied an overall deficit in excess of the budget target. Moreover, Barbados remains one of the most highly indebted countries in the region with public debt at the end of the 2011 fiscal year standing at 117 percent of GDP, up from about 90 percent of GDP two years earlier.However, the IMF did note that budgetary measures put in place by the Freundel Stuart administration looked on track to achieve an overall central government deficit target of 5.1 percent of GDP.Included in these measures had been the move by the Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler to raise the value added tax rate by 2.5 percent for 18 months from November 2010. However, the IMF is pushing for this to be a permanent solution.In the statement, the directors encouraged government to make further sustained efforts to curtail and prioritize government spending, and enhance revenue, including by broadening the tax base and making permanent the temporary hike in the value-added tax. They also recommended expanding the coverage of the fiscal strategy to include public enterprises. While the current account deficit widened in recent times due to higher oil and food prices to around an estimated 10.5 percent of GDP in 2011, the IMF was satisfied that international reserves were comfortable at 4.5 months of import cover at the end of September 2011, having been boosted by public and private capital inflows. However, they also pointed to a projected medium-term decline in international reserves and recommended close monitoring be kept of net foreign reserves levels.Still, the Washington-based monetary authority is not advocating any changes in the country’s exchange rate. The directors observed that the exchange rate peg has served the country well. They emphasized that a credible fiscal consolidation, together with efforts to enhance competitiveness, would be crucial to support the peg and external stability.The IMF noted that the banking system is stable and healthy. Nonetheless, the recent increase in nonperforming loans, coupled with low loan-loss provisioning, requires close monitoring and improved risk management. They welcomed the consolidation of supervision of the nonbank financial sector under the newly operational Financial Services Commission, and recommended strengthening its supervisory capacity.The directors welcomed the relatively good business environment in Barbados. They emphasized the need to address the structural impediments to growth and improved competitiveness. They saw scope for raising the efficiency of government services and reducing the bureaucratic burden on the private sector.Caribbean 360 News
GREENSBURG, Ind. – Indiana Pork will make a stop in Decatur County as part of regional meetings in early 2015.It will be held at Trackside Café in Greensburg at 12 p.m. on Friday, February 6.During the meeting, Indiana Pork staff will update attendees on activities at the association as well as local, state and national legislative issues.To RSVP email email@example.com or call (317) 872-7500.
Loading… The German tactican went on to state that the Bavarians were “a little lucky that, amid all the chaos with schedules, their schedule was best suited to the Champions League.”Liverpool had already been eliminated before the competition restarted after a loss to Atletico Madrid in the round of 16.Germany’s top flight was the first league to return following coronavirus suspension and Bayern had a month to recuperate for the mini-tournament in Lisbon.However, Klopp was quick to stress he thinks Bayern are “at the moment definitely one of the absolute, absolute top teams” in the world.“[They are] sensationally well equipped,” he continued. “They have absolute world-class players in every position, and all at the right age.”This year’s final had a slew of attacking talent on display from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to Robert Lewandowski.However, the goal came from Kingsley Coman who was handed a shock start ahead of Ivan Perisic.It is the Frenchman’s 20th major trophy but just a few years ago, it looked like he would never reach his peak.In 2018, after returning from a serious foot problem, an emotional Coman opened up about his injury woes in an interview with TF1, and even suggested an early retirement if they continued.“It was a very difficult year,” Coman told TF1. “When I hurt myself, it was the end of the world for me.“I hope I don’t have to relive what I’ve been through, enough is enough. I will not accept a third operation – it will mean maybe my foot is not made for this level.Kingsley Coman almost considered retirement at the age of 22 due to constant injuries just over a year ago.He came back stronger mentally and physically and now he’s just won his team the Champions League pic.twitter.com/0EId9AvUtL— (@P1AFC) August 23, 2020Read Also: Man City plotting to sign Messi without breaking FFP rules“I will then lead another life, an anonymous life.”But to his credit, the winger has once again become a key figure in Bayern’s recent success, bouncing back from a number of debilitating injuries to make a total of 43 appearances in all competitions this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thinks Bayern Munich were lucky to win this season’s Champions League.The Bundesliga outfit are unbeaten in 2020 and defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions League final to seal a historic treble.While Klopp was quick to credit Bayern boss Hansi Flick, he did add that the fixture schedule following football’s return has aided them.“It is difficult to write more history in eight months,” Klopp told ZDF per Goal. Image Credit: PAAdvertisement