Time’s Gibbs on demand for ‘responsible, authoritative reporting’

first_imgAmid news of Time Warner possibly selling off most of its print magazines, Nancy Gibbs, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, told the Shorenstein Center that she is “enormously optimistic” about the future the journalism industry as a whole.Gibbs began by looking back at Time‘s history, with its founders inventing “curation and aggregation” of the news. But “Time was never just about the news,” she said, “the richness and depth of reporting was extraordinary.” Yet throughout its years of many permutations, there have been multiple stories written about how Time would not be able to survive, as the arrival of cable news, the Internet, and the 24-hour news cycle seemed to threaten its existence. “I’m not a sentimentalist about print,” Gibbs stated, “I am an extreme disciple of storytelling,” and Time‘s ability to gather information “about things that matter” and to put those stories “into sharable form” has kept it relevant.“I don’t particularly think people care what we think – I think they care what we can find out,” Gibbs stated, and Alex Jones, Shorenstein Center director, challenged her statement by arguing, “I subscribe to that; I’m not so sure that’s the premise upon which these institutions are moving forward, though.” Gibbs responded that “anyone can have an opinion, those are cheap.…Finding things out is an expensive operation.” An opinion is an “easier project to manufacture,” but quality information gathering is something only a respected institution can do with trained professionals, she said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Who’s your mama?

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaIn a country clouded by a deep suspicion of foods from clonedanimals, a little Sunshine may help soften consumers’ fears.Born on the coldest night of the year in mid-December, Sunshineis a female calf that’s just like countless other calves bornaround the country.The only thing special about Sunshine is her mama, KC, the firstcow ever cloned from cells collected from a dead cow. KC wasnamed after the kidney cell from which she was cloned after itwas taken from a side of beef in the freezer.”She’s a beautiful calf,” said Steve Stice, the University ofGeorgia scientist who directed the team of scientists who clonedKC. “This is not a great scientific feat. It’s just anotherindication that cloned animals can reproduce and have normaloffspring.”Perfectly normalSunshine’s birth was so perfectly unremarkable that mostAmericans’ disapproval of animals like her seems hard to justify.She got her start when KC was artificially inseminated with semenfrom an Angus bull. She was born naturally in the middle of thenight without human help. She’s alert, lively and the right sizefor a calf born to a first-calf heifer — 72 pounds.”KC is a great mother,” said Allison Adams, a former UGA graduateassistant who worked with Stice on the project, along with KateHodges, another former UGA graduate assistant.Polls over the past few years have shown that nearly 60 percentof U.S. consumers oppose cloning animals, even livestock. Peoplecite many reasons for their fears. The single biggest is theirreligious beliefs.”I don’t know what people are afraid of,” said Stice, a GeorgiaResearch Alliance Eminent Scholar and one of the world’s topexperts on cloning.Stice clearly believes in the benefits of cloning that Sunshine’smama makes obvious.Farmers have been improving the genetics of their herds since thefirst cattle were domesticated. But it’s a painfully slowprocess. Carefully culling the worst and breeding the best mayproduce noticeable improvements over a lifetime.BenefitsCloning, though, can greatly speed that process by producingexact genetic copies of the best animals. The technology Sticeused to clone KC now makes it possible to evaluate even carcasstraits such as marbling and tenderness before making the copies.Like KC, the cloned cattle themselves won’t go into the foodchain. “They’re too valuable,” said Stice, who conducted theresearch with the biotechnology firm ProLinia Inc. ProLinia waslater bought by ViaGen, Inc.The offspring of cloned cattle, though, will be valued mostly bypeople who prize tender, juicy steaks and roasts. That’s whatmakes Sunshine newsworthy.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering the safetyof food products from the offspring of cloned animals. “Data fromcloned animals’ offspring will be helpful to them,” Stice said.The curious, lively Sunshine confirms what Stice already knewabout cloned animals. “Their offspring are normal,” he said.”They do all the things any other calf or piglet does.”(And yes, the calf was named after KC and the Sunshine Band, thegroup with hit songs like “That’s the Way (I Like It).” The namewasn’t his idea, Stice said.)(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

News Flash: February 18, 2013

first_imgIn the news for February 18, 2013:SELC Releases Top 10 Endangered PlacesThe Southern Environmental Law Center has released its annual list of the Top 10 Endangered Places in the Southeast, and its a doozie. The list highlights areas of significance – scenic, cultural, ecological – that face imminent threats from development  pollution  government, etc. Among others, this year’s list includes Charlottesville, Va, Courthouse Creek, N.C., Goforth Creek Canyon, Tenn. and maybe most disheartening the Virginia and Tennessee mountains in general. Topics range from logging, road construction, and mountaintop removal and uranium mining. Helpfully, the SELC also notes the steps and action that need to be taken to protect these places for future generations.Check out the full listing here.Thousands Rally Against Keystone XL PipelineAn estimated 40,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. in a rally to urge President Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline and to continue to be a leader on climate change. The Forward on Climate Change Rally was organized by the Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Hip-Hop Caucus, and also featured satellite rallies across the country. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, fresh off his arrest last week for a different Keystone XL protest outside the White House, and 350.org founder Bill McKibben both called for called for Obama to limit greenhouse gas emissions and promote renewable energy. With 2012 being the hottest year on record, now is the time for more rallies like this one.More from HuffingtonPost and The Nation.More HeadlinesAlleged Max Patch vandals caught, cited.Bear hibernation under scientific scrutiny. Great read, very informative. Profile of Virginia’s King of the MoonshinersRecord attendance for North Carolina state parks and recreation areaslast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events April 23 – 29

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Alien Ant Farm / (Hed) P.E.Alien Ant Farm is a hard-working earthling rock band with roots in California who have been making incredible metal music in venues around the world since 1995. Guitarist Terry Corso came up with the sci-fi name because he was thinking that maybe our planet was really “seeded by entities from other dimensions.” Hey, you never know! They’ve released five albums, with their latest, Always and Forever, out this year, coming long after their first album, ironically called Greatest Hits, which emerged in 1999. Their material defies genres: They turned Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” into a smash hit in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the U.S., thanks to AAF’s “own dirty little backyard” approach, as front man Dryden Mitchell would put it. California-hardcore pioneers (Hed) P.E. mash metal, rasta, and punk into a heavy mix full of their trademark deep grooves, dark guitar and earnest vocals. With nine albums under their belt, they’ve been doing it for a decade in their continuing quest to find the hidden truth about living on planet earth. We’re stoked! Warming up the crowd are For The Kill, Lubricoma and What They Died For. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 6:30 p.m. April 23.Before You Borrow from the Best…A panel discussion about artistic influences, inspirations and responsibilities with Rosemarie Tully, Judith A. Bresler and Carol J. Steinberg. From  current  news of Robin Thicke and Pharrell getting sued by Marvin Gaye’s estate to an artist’s obligations to their gallery, this panel will answer your questions and give examples of cases and prompt attendees to think deeper about these unclear issues effecting musicians, visual artists and writers. Huntington Arts Council, 213 Main St., Huntington. huntingtonarts.org $10-$20. 7 p.m. April 23.Steve WinwoodQuintessential artist Steve Winwood has one of the most distinctive voices in rock ‘n’ roll. And to think we first heard his vocals booming out of AM radio five decades ago when he was the lead singer on Spencer Davis Group’s “I’m a Man!” and “Gimme Some Lovin’.” He was barely out of puberty, for goodness sake. Since then, as we don’t have to tell you, he’s been in Traffic, and Blind Faith, and gone solo and collaborated in a career that continues to inspire and delight. He played Hammond organ on Jimi Hendrix’s classic “Voodoo Chile” and recently on country artist Miranda Lambert’s “Baggage Claim.” Winwood’s artistic integrity is only matched by his musical creativity. The man’s a living legend. What more must be said? With special guest Marc Scibilia. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $69.50-$125. 8 p.m. Apr. 23.Ghostface Killah, Inspectah DeckRapper, producer and actor, Inspectah Deck (aka Jason Hunter) came into this world with roots firmly planted in Staten Island, where he met up with Ghostface Killah (Dennis Coles), who’s great at spinning his own special blend of madcap gangsta rap and hip-hop imagery to the max. Ghostface and Inspectah made their mark as members of the famed Wu-Tang Clan. In fact, the Inspectah gets his props on Wu-Tang’s “Can It Be All So Simple” on their debut album when Method Man weighs in: “Inspectah Deck, he’s like that dude that’ll sit back and watch you play yourself and all, that right? And see you sit there and know you lyin’, and he’ll take you to court after that, cuz he the Inspectah!” Ghostface has got the “killah” instinct. They both be hittin’ the mic from every angle! That’s the jam! With The LOX featuring JADAKISS, Styles P, Sheek Louch and More. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25. 10 p.m. Apr. 23.50 Years of ArtGallery North will hold an opening reception for an exhibit celebrating its fiftieth year by remembering its founders, Virginia and Daniel Fuller, who launched the galley as an elite endeavor to show the community the art they loved. For the first 10 years, Gallery North was technically a business, but it also became a community institution, attracting a cadre of devoted art lovers and volunteers. Ten years later, Gallery North became a nonprofit gallery. Today, thanks to generous supporters and patrons, Gallery North continues to showcase the artists of Long Island and the nearby regions. Gallery North, 90 N Country Rd., Setauket. gallerynorth.org $250. 5 p.m. April 24.Wild ExhibitAn opening reception will be held for an art exhibit showcasing wildlife fine art photography. Images and elements are captured on Long Island and beyond. Long Island Photography, 467 Main St., Islip. LongIslandPhotography.com Free. 6 p.m. April 24.Voyage featuring Hugo: A Tribute to JourneyIf you dig Journey, you’re going to love tripping back to the ’80s with Voyage, hailed by the cognoscenti as the best Journey tribute band in the world! And that’s certainly saying something. Both visually and vocally, Hugo is a dead ringer for Steve Perry, Journey’s legendary vocalist. Hugo’s band mates are at the top of their game, too: Robby Hoffman, Greg Smith, Charlie Zeleney and Al Spinelli. These dedicated musicians all came together to do one thing: Bring the Journey on home to your ear drums with one hit after another. Bon Voyage, guys! With Special Guest: Songs in the Attic: A Tribute to Billy Joel. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$35. 8 p.m. Apr. 24.Richard ThompsonAs his army of aficionados knows full well, Richard Thompson is the quintessential musician. Rolling Stone Magazine named him one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time. From his days with Sandy Denny in Fairport Convention to his work with his former wife Linda Thompson on their critically acclaimed album, Shoot Out the Lights, this singer-songwriter has a gift that keeps on giving. He’s a balladeer, a social commentator, a master performer, and a pretty witty man. His audience rightly feels passionate about him. But there are limits. After all, he is British. Recently, he put to rest any rumors that his fans had been giving him the Elvis/Tom Jones treatment: flinging their undergarments at him on stage. “Folk rock is, of course, every bit as sexy as anything Elvis came up with,” Thompson explains on his website, “and the fans are routinely driven to sexual frenzy, so I must conclude that my audience just doesn’t wear any. If they were to start doing a ‘Tom Jones’ now, it would be more on the lines of support hose and incontinence wear.” Solo and acoustic. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. Apr. 24.Don OmarHe’s suave, he’s debonair, and he’s royalty—especially when it comes to reigning over Latin American pop. Sometimes called by his nickname, El Rey (“The King”), Don Omar is a chart-topping reggaeton singer, songwriter, recording artist and actor. Born William Omar Landron Rivera in Puerto Rico, he’s sold millions of albums and earned a slew of Grammy Awards. His music has provided soundtracks for Grand Theft Auto IV and Fast Five, the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, which rocked Rio de Janeiro where it was filmed. When Don Omar hits his stride, the sun starts shining and all the world’s a beach party. The riddims of the Caribbean have never sounded so hot and so smooth—all at the same time! Every day is carnival when El Rey is leading the parade. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $60. 10 p.m. Apr. 24.The Beach Boys & AmericaThis week, the Beach Boys “Wish they all could be Long Island girls.” Westbury welcomes this legendary band who helped define the California grooves that have become the iconic sound of the surf. Bolstered by the unparalleled genius of Mike Love, this group is sure to bring down the house. The Beach Boys will perform along with America, the classic rock ’70s band best known for their string of hits including “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair.” A night not to be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 24, 25.Long Island Food ConferenceThe benefits of growing one’s own food are vast. Exactly how will be detailed at this conference. This one-day event will feature workshops on a range of topics including “The Life Cycle of Our Food: From Alternative Growing Methods to Reducing Food Waste,” “From Hive to Table: Basic Bee Keeping Practices,” “Creating and Sustaining a Community Garden” and “From Seed to Superfood: Eating Locally on Long Island Year-Round.” Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. lifoodconference.com $35 adults, $15 college students. 8 a.m. April 25.Spring FestivalFun activities for children of all ages, including bouncing castles, spring crafts, a petting zoo, an assortment of spring games and activities, and light refreshments. Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa. Free. 1 p.m. April 25.Riley LynchThis 16 year-old Connecticut teen launched his way into America’s hearts on season 3 of the X Factor—where he made it to finalist!—and he hasn’t looked back since! This singer/songwriter exudes tremendous talent. His terrific performances supporting his new EP of original tunes are something you won’t want to miss. You can say “You saw him when.” Opening the show will be Brooke Elardo, Jenna Rose, Carly Underwood, Amanda Jayne and Robbie Rosen. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $12-$20. 3 p.m. April 25.Light in the TunnelAn opening reception will be held for this spring art show displaying works by the winners of the gallery’s 6th annual art competition. RJD Gallery, 90 Main St., Sag Harbor. rjdgallery.com  Free. 6 p.m. April 25.Ronan TynanRenowned Irish tenor, recording artist, physician and champion disabled athlete Ronan Tynan comes to Patchogue to move audiences like few can. His performances and personal story of triumph are known to produce an abundance of feels for all who see him, bringing him international fame. A voice that can virtually move mountains and a heart as big as one, Ronan Tynan is a force. Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $38. 7 p.m. April 25.Primus and the Chocolate FactoryWhimsical alt-rock band Primus reimagines the soundtrack to the trippy childhood cult film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl’s classic. Known for their unique performances where improve rules—think dance, costumes, and lyric changes—Primus is a hard-to-define musical sensation. To support this Wonka-themed album, make sure to indulge in one of their “Primus Bars”—chocolate snacks named after their most popular tunes, such as the “Mr. Krinkle Bars,” “Professor Nutbutter Bars” and “Bastard Bars.” Primus’ Les Claypool is a bass god. Don’t miss a chance to catch him! With the Fungi Ensemble. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $39.50-$75. 8 p.m. Apr. 25.Martha Davis & The MotelsThis Los Angeles-based New Wave band is best known of their ’80s hit singles “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer.” With their resounding vocals and guitar/saxophone/keyboard-heavy sound, Martha Davis and the Motels are a musical sensation that has honed their performing skills over the last 30 years. The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. Apr. 25.Victor WainwrightThis is your chance to see the blues performer American Blues Scene heralds as “honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder.” Wainwright cites an “insatiable interest” in discovering new music. That passion is apparent in every note of his original music. A composer, producer, vocalist, entertainer and award-winning piano player, Victor Wainwright is a high-energy performer who wears his considerable heart on his sleeve. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $20. 8 p.m. Apr. 25.NY Guitar Show & ExpoThis is a must-not-miss celebration of guitar/amplifier/recording mastermind Les Paul’s music and life. Celebrating what would have been his 100th birthday is this region’s largest tribute and exhibit on Les Paul, featuring several of his longtime friends and band mates including the legendary Lou Pallo of the Les Paul Trio, close friends Jim Wysocki, the Les Paul Society & Clayton Munsey and Les Paul book author Robb Lawrence – with plenty of Les Paul’s own guitars, amps, artifacts and photographs on display too. Wow. Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd., Freeport. nyguitarexpo.com $10 adults, $6 kids. April 25, 26.2015 Long Island Poet of the Year Awards CelebrationAn induction ceremony will be held for Dr. Graham Everett, the founding editor of Street Magazine and Street Press who has also been a poetry professor. Introduction by Annabelle Moseley, 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year. And yes, the event will include a poetry reading. [Read about Walt Whitman’s Long Island Roots HERE.] Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org Free. 2 p.m. April 26.Ryan CassataRyan Cassata was a freshman at Bay Shore High School when he came out as transgender, and now the singer, songwriter, and LGBT activist is continuing a journey that began on YouTube. Cassata, who doubles as a vocalist and guitarist but also plays the piano, will be performing before a hometown crowd as part of a tour that will bring him all the way to Zurich, Switzerland. [Read about Cassata’s amazing journey and music HERE.] Opening the show will be The Unpermitted, A Band In Ship Fawkes, All But Impossible, Storm Giant, Jon Jeremy, Eddie Trap and The Native Alien Tribe. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 3 p.m. April 26.Jason VieauxThis Grammy-winning guitar virtuoso’s program will include Mauro Giuliani’s “Grand Overture, Opus 61;” Bach’s “Lute Suite No. 1 in E Minor;” Isaac Albéniz’s “Asturias,” Capricho Catalán and much more. Vieaux’s latest album, PLAY, a selection of audience favorites celebrating Vieaux’s 20 years of professional touring, was released in January 2014. Presented by the Long Island Guitar Festival. Long Island University’s Hillwood Recital Hall, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. tillescenter.org $25. 3 p.m. April 26.Assisted Living: The MusicalA very funny one-act musical celebration about getting old. It’s a show for all of us. It’s a show for those of a certain age, those that have parents and friends entering this phase, and for everyone that hopes to grow old with humor and dignity. It tells the the story from inside the “process” by being funny, but without mocking. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.com $25-$55. 3 p.m. April 26.Dinner RushIn the spirit of pairing film with food, join actor Danny Aiello, director Bob Giraldi and the Butera family for a night of film, food and lively conversation featuring a screening of Dinner Rush, starring Danny Aiello, John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Sandra Bernhard, followed by a tasting of the film’s featured dishes from Butera’s Restaurant, paired with wine from Bottles and Cases. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $75 members, $100 public. 5 p.m. April 26.I, The BreatherMetal and punk collide in a blazing fit of infectious chaos each time these Baltimore-based noise machines plug their guitars into an amp. This is a good thing. A really good thing. Supporting acts include Islip’s I Still Believe In Heroes, Bethpage’s After The Outbreak and fellow Long Island chaos-inciters Inside The Cipher, Ollocs and The War Within. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Broadway, Amityville. $12, $14 DOS. 5:30 p.m. April 26.The CasualtiesHide yo kids, hide yo wives, ’cause these New York City-based punk purists are bringing their raw, unapologetic brand of straight-up streetpunk to the ‘burbs. With opening acts Gash, The Avoiders, All Things End and GutterLIFE. Even Flow Bar and Grill, 150 East main St., Bay Shore. evenflowbarandgrill.com $15. 6 p.m. April 26.The World/InfernoFriendship SocietyIf you’ve never experienced TWIFS live, well, you just haven’t really lived. Seriously. The horns, the guitar, the rhythm, just the overall fkn vibe they create, wherever they play—it just compels you to dance, whether that’s amid the sea of fans, outside on the sidewalk, with the music bleeding through the walls, or up atop the bar, one arm around a loved one, the other hoisting up a cool, rabid beverage. “Yes!” you rejoice. “Yes! There is hope!” Jazz, punk, swing—it’s all in there, and so much more. This band is the fkn bomb, and is on Press music critic Zack Tirana’s list of must-sees. Getting the show started are The Glazzies, The Strange Times and Yankee Longstraw. (Tirana Rock Tip #84: Go to this show!!) Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15, $17 DOS. 6:30 p.m. April 26. Miranda SingsYouTube sensation-turned-globe-trotting performer Miranda Sings is bringing her talents to Long Island as she puts on a worthwhile show for her so-called Mirfandas—a dedicated bunch that have followed her meteoric rise on the Internet. Mrianda’s YouTube page has nearly 4 million subscribers and her dozens and dozens of videos have garnered tens of millions of views. You gotta watch her rendition of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”—Frozen fan or not. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $32.50-$55. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. April 26.Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals & Vanilla FudgeWhether you recognize his soulful notes from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rascals or his stint in Joey Dee and The Starliters (“Peppermint Twist,” anyone?), Cavaliere is a rock legend, and this evening offers a rare chance to witness his magical musical legacy in all its kaleidoscopic glory alongside Long Island blues/rock/psychedelia legends Vanilla Fudge (!!) within the intimate, never-a-bad-seat NYCB Theatre. This gig is a no-brainer and a must-see. (Tirana Rock Nugget: Another LI legend, the late, Great Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, an original member of The Starliters, had his friend, a young six-string gunslinger by the name of Jimmi Hendrix, replace him in the group. Damn. Wild.) NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 26.Transitions: Brentwood Then and NowAn opening reception will be held for this historical exhibit about on one of Long Island’s most fascinating communities. From Modern Times to current times, Brentwood has been a community of transitions. While many of its original buildings no longer exist, there are several that remain. Some have changed over the years, others have not. (Read all about Brentwood’s amazing past HERE.) Through June 30. Brookwood Hall Historical Exhibition Room, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip. IslipArts.org Free. 4 p.m. April 27.Jesus Christ SuperstarJoin Ted Neeley and Kurt Yaghjian, stars of the groundbreaking 1973 classic, will be doing a Q&A and signing autographs after a screening of this new digitally re-mastered release. Bring your favorite film merchandise! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $12 members, $16 public. 7:30 p.m. Apr. 29.Papa RoachThese hellraisers melded some of the smart, melodic craftsmanship of really great hip-hop with some of the dark, crushing fury of heavy metal, hitting a major sweetspot with 2000’s Infest, which went on to earn triple-platinum status. Expect tunes from that album, as well as their seven other drops, especially this year’s F.E.A.R. With We Are Harlot & Static Summer. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$45. 8 p.m. Apr. 28.Dance ProductionAdelphi University dance students will perform Paul Taylor’s well-known “Company B,” a radically revisionist work that counters every expectation about its inspiration. By contrasting shadowy figures of war and loss behind the merriment of the dancers, “Company B” turns into a compelling anti-war statement as well. This amazing production will feature such popular hits as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Tico-Tico” and “Pennsylvania Polka.” Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, Olmsted Theatre, One South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. Times vary. April 28-May 3.Michael Angelo BatioThis rock star will be in-store performing and sharing his absolutely incredible feats of shred-guitar virtuosity. Some may know him from his tenure with the LA-based glam rockers Nitro, but MAB was voted No.1 Shredder of All Time by Guitar One Magazine. This innovator invented some of the techniques every modern shredder plays today, and was also the creator of the “Double-Guitar,” a mind-bending 12-string bastard that in a weird way the electric-guitar-equivalent of a conjoined twin, with two guitars attached at their base and the frets individually playable in each of the guitarist’s hands (MAB’s mastered this, too btw). A model is on permanent display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Expect to hear some of the sonic metal mayhem replete throughout his latest drop, Shred Force 1. Hot damn! For context, this guy taught Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. MAB is a rock guitar god! Insane! Shreddd!! If you are a shredder or an aspiring one, hell, if you dig guitar at all, you need to be here. And absorb. All Music, Inc., 397 South Oyster Bay Rd., Plainview. allmusicinc.com Free. 7 p.m. April 29.Circa SurviveThese Philadelphia alt-rockers melt flaming slivers of jazz, shoegaze, rock, psychedelia, even hardcore, into their sound, forging an emotional, flowing sonic landscape that can move and inspire the listener. Expect tunes from each of their five albums, the latest being last year’s Decensus, but especially (hopefully), from their 2005 debut Juturna, named after the Roman goddess of springs, and heavily inspired by the Long Island-centric Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. You can hear a lil Jeff Buckley in singer Anthony Green’s yelps, and on sometimes-acoustic pieces such as “Meet Me In Montauk”—well, it’s sorta haunting. With Balance and Composure & CHON. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $19.50-$34.50. 8 p.m. Apr. 29.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

CUNA continues reg relief push during CFPB leader transition

first_img continue reading » CUNA is closely monitoring the leadership situation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and will continue its work to push for regulatory relief for credit unions during the transition process.CFPB Director Richard Cordray named Leandra English deputy director before resigning Friday, and indicated English would become acting director upon his resignation. However, President Donald Trump named Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as interim head of the bureau Friday.“CUNA is committed to working with CFPB leadership to address concerns over the bureau’s one-size-fits-all style of rulemaking and to move towards an approach that recognizes the consumer protections credit unions provide, while continuing to address abusers of consumers,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “The fact that there is even a shadow of doubt about who is succeeding Richard Cordray as director is strong evidence that the current CFPB leadership structure is flawed. If there was a commission in place at the CFPB, this would not be an issue at all.” 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Can you name your banker?

first_imgMore than a great pick-up line, “can you name your banker?” is a good litmus test for you if you are the banker, aka relationship manager. Heck, you can substitute banker for any number of professions, but for the sake of this article, we’ll stick with bankers. Besides, the catalyst for my following thoughts is a banker.Hat tip to Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager Tom “TR” Johns. TR is part of a recently created Center of Influence (COI) group with which I’m honored to be a part. We meet monthly — via video conference these days, of course.In response to a round table discussion on prospecting, TR said he asks, “can you name your banker?” I was shocked to learn that most businesspeople cannot name their banker. TR clarified, distinguishing between the name of an institution and the name of the relationship manager. Businesspeople who cannot name their banker are like free agents. Generally, they are not in a committed relationship.While the question is a brilliant entrée to a conversation that could lead to a deal, think about the entire sales process and how that question could be used reflexively by the salesperson to gauge his/her level of customer engagement. As a relationship manager, are you confident your clients can name you, personally, as their banker?The need to maintain relationships is a challenge organizations in every industry face. If you search “after the sale,” you’ll find a plethora of articles about maintaining relationships and engaging customers. Any number of tactics for keeping an institution’s brand top of mind can and should be applied to the salesperson or relationship manager.You have some work to do if your client cannot identify you by name when asked, “can you name your (insert profession here)?” Whether you are a banker or barber, potential upsales, resales, and referrals are three reasons to make the effort to maintain relationships with current clients. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Detailslast_img read more

Casino has proven supporters wrong

first_imgA few years ago, city officials marketed the casino proposal as the solution to the city’s financial problems. They have now declared unashamed that the budget deficit is attributed to the less-than-expected casino dollars the city received.We’ve already seen an increase in water and sewer charges, new fees to use city parks and fees for police calls. Residents complained of an increase in auto insurance rates because of the roundabout incidents near the casino. Proctors hasn’t benefited much from its proclaimed fair game agreement with the casino. There were also reports of muggings at the casino parking lot, and addiction numbers have increased along with drug-related incidents. We’ve all watched recorded fights inside the casino One went viral on the internet and another involved 30 people, with five arrested, after Schenectady police called the surrounding police departments for support.I say we are blessed to have great politicians that fought so hard to bring the casino to Schenectady promising it will save our city from financial ruins and reduce poverty and crime numbers. Wouldn’t you agree?Mohamed HafezSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCasino has proven supporters wrongAfter its first year of operation, the Schenectady casino came nowhere near its own financial projections and it asked the state for help because it failed to attract the millions of tourists it has projected. The city managed to finish $1.68 million in deficit and property owners are waiting indefinitely for the 18 percent property tax reduction pledged by our casino cheer-leading-mayor. last_img read more

Holiday at home where kids will never be bored

first_imgThis Hoyts-inspired cinema at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim is one of many attractions that make this home a perfect school holiday fun house.FROM quad bikes to quoits, when it comes to entertaining the kids these long summer holidays, a well set up family home could save your sanity.Even without children, these homes are so packed with entertainment options, you’d be hard pressed to find a reason to go out. A hidden cave, slide and waterfall are awaiting your attention these holidays at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim.There’s quad bikes and a Hoyts -inspired cinema on offer in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, while 5km from the Brisbane CBD, you can hone your basketball and volleyball skills with your own outdoor hardcourt. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK New sales record as temperatures test auctioneers MORE REAL ESTATE STORIEScenter_img On a 6454sq m block tucked in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast, 19 Hardwood Court has been designed to mirror a seven-star Bali resort with seven bedrooms and entertainment options for all ages. The Buderim property from the air.Get active with a half-sized tennis court and basketball arena, or take a splash in one of two inground swimming pools with a 15m water slide, jumping rock and an outdoor TV entertaining area. One of two pools at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim. This one has a waterfall, slide, and cave.Plan a movie marathon in the Hoyts-inspired cinema, or explore the running stream through tropical gardens. It’s not all about the kids, check out this master suite at 19 Hardwood Court, Buderim.Craig Porter of LJ Hooker Mooloolaba is selling Villa Asmara and is welcoming private viewings. Here’s the second pool at 19 Hardwood Court, and the far gazebo is an outdoor cinema.Only 5km from Brisbane’s CBD, active outdoor play is the theme at 130 Victoria St, Fairfield, where a large portion of the 802sq m block is devoted to an outdoor hardcourt. Plenty of room to keep those ball skills going over the school holidays at 130 Victoria St, FairfieldMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoWhether it’s basketball, netball, volleyball, soccer, cricket or badminton, the artificially-turfed and marked-out area is fenced off and ready to go, with double gate access to the road.Jane Elvin, of LJ Hooker Annerley/Yeronga, is selling the six-bedroom property which also has an inground pool and a triple garage.Back on the Sunshine Coast is 7 Acres at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah, which has enough manicured lawn space for a camp out beside the resort-style pool with a Bali hut. 7 Acres at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has a bocce court, a dam and comes with a quad bike to explore the grounds. Anyone for bocce? Check out this bocce court at 36 Preston Rd, Diddillibah.Athena Law of Define Property Mooloolaba is selling the 2.71ha property for $1.35 million. Take a boat ride on your very own dam at Diddillibah. Cottage goes from blah to brilliantlast_img read more

Greensburg narrowly misses ‘Stellar’ designation

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has named Madison and the Town of Culver as the winners of the 2017 Stellar Communities program. The city of Greensburg was a finalist in the selection process.A post on the on the “Partners for Community Progress- Stellar Greensburg” says:The waiting is over. We were not selected for the Stellar designation but we’ve won so much more over the past 18 months. Those wins included a new community vision and strategic investment plan, tons of community engagement, and excitement about the future which will not wane. We received word from the State this afternoon, that in a VERY competitive process we were not chosen as this year’s designee. However, our Stellar Core group has scheduled our first meeting to continue the work of pursuing the projects you identified in the community vision process. We now look forward to a TREEmendous transformation as we implement your vision. THANK YOU for all of your participation and support over the last 18 months – we couldn’t have gotten this far without it!last_img read more

Day Motor Sports delivers awards to IMCA special events drivers in all eight divisions

first_imgTYLER, Texas – Drivers in all eight IMCA divisions chase awards from Day Motor Sports for a 14th season in 2017.Top five finishers in up to 80 designated specials receive $50 gift cards from the Tyler, Texas, circle track warehouse.Those gift cards will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received.Day also gives gift cards to competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s and the IMCA Sprint Car Nationals again in September.“Day Motor Sports, your circle track warehouse, is proud to be a sponsor for the 2017 racing season and looks forward to providing IMCA racers the finest quality parts at the lowest prices,” said Company President Joe Francis. “Look for our parts trailer visiting our local IMCA tracks as well as at the Super Nationals in Boone. Also, come by and see us or call for a new 2017 catalog.”Information about the wide range of Day high performance products, safety gear, shop and pit equipment is available by calling 800 543-6238, at the www.daymotorsports.com website and on Facebook.“The support from racers for the Day Motor Sports program has been tremendous and that has allowed us to renew this program with Day in 2017,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We appreciate their support of IMCA racing in all divisions across the country and look forward to an outstanding season.”last_img read more