Moon Hooch Drops Gritty, NYC-Centric Music Video For “Rough Sex”

first_imgThe innovative horn-and-drum trio that is Moon Hooch has just released a brand-new music video for their song “Rough Sex” off the album Red Sky. The Brooklyn-based band has made waves with its unique and groovy take on electronic dance music, consistently blowing minds with their new and ingenious ways of playing their instruments. The band is always a pleasure to see live, with their bold mix of jazz, funk, and rock over a pounding beat guaranteed to get folks dancing and their unique, inventive playing guaranteed to captivate (and sometimes, confuse—I’m looking at you, traffic cone, and how you make the sounds that you do).While the band has become a beloved institution of the festival circuit and beyond, in their early years, the trio was known for the legendary dance parties that they would spontaneously throw in the subways of New York City, which eventually earned them a ban from the Bedford Ave L train stop in Brooklyn by the NYPD. The new video for “Rough Sex” riffs on the group’s humble origins, showing how the band has risen out of the subways and to the rooftops of NYC, where even the NYPD cannot shut them down.As saxophonist Mike Wilbur explained in a press release, “Our performances really take on a life of their own and we feed off of a shared energy with our audience every night.  This video shows that energy and the unstoppable force that it is.”You can check out Moon Hooch’s brand-new video for “Rough Sex” below, which was directed by Lucas McGowen. To see Moon Hooch in action, you can catch them on the road, as the band just kicked off the second leg of their North American tour. Peep their upcoming tour dates below or on the band’s website here.Moon Hooch Upcoming 2017 Tour DatesOctober 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *October 19 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *October 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *October 21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *October 22 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *October 24 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *October 25 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall *October 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West +October 27 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall +October 28 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House *November 9 – Chatenay-Malabry, FR – Le PediluveNovember 10 – Beauvais, FR – La Maladrerie Saint LazareNovember 11 – Les Deux-Fays, FR – Salles Des FetesNovember 12 – Angers, FR – Le JokersNovember 14 – Manchester, UK – Band on the WallNovember 15 – Hull, UK – FRüITNovember 16 – London, UK – Under the BridgeNovember 17 – Auxerre, FR – Le SilexNovember 18 – St-Germain-En Laye, FR – LaClef StgermainNovember 29 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt ^November 30 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom ^December 1 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s ^December 2 – Covington, KY – Octave ^December 6 – Utrecht, NL – De HellingDecember 8-9 – Rennes, FR – Trans Musicales FestivalDecember 27 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^December 28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^December 29 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^December 30 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub &December 31 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works &* Co-headline with Marco Benevento+ w/ Jackson Whalan^ w/ Gnomedad& w/ Gnomedad and Honeycomblast_img read more

Utah Coal Industry Seeks a Legal Lifeline in Oakland Courtroom

first_imgUtah Coal Industry Seeks a Legal Lifeline in Oakland Courtroom FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Salt Lake Tribune:After hearing three days of testimony last week, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will soon decide to either affirm or invalidate Oakland’s coal ban that thwarted a major Utah coal producer’s hopes of shipping 5 to 10 million tons to Asian countries.A subsidiary of Bowie Resource Partners, which operates Utah’s Dugout, Sufco and Skyline mines, holds an option to lease the Oakland Bulk and Oversized Terminal, or OBOT, under development on a 34-acre city-owned property on the San Francisco Bay’s east shore.The judge completed the hearings Friday and will rule in the coming weeks. At trial, OBOT developer Phil Tagami’s lawyers — whose sizable legal bills Bowie is covering — highlighted what they say are glaring flaws in a coal risk assessment the city used to justify its ban.Tagami contends the city breached agreements that vested him with a right to develop the terminal at the former Oakland Army Base.In Chhabria’s courtroom, dueling expert witnesses that gave opposite views about the health and safety impacts of handling coal. The city’s witnesses testified that the coal-loading terminal could subject West Oakland, already a distressed part of town that bears a heavy legacy of industrial pollution, to unacceptable levels of coal dust.More: How the future of Utah’s coal industry rests with a federal judge in San Franciscolast_img read more

4 Merger strategies credit union directors should consider

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Glen ChristensenMergers are transforming the credit union landscape.  It is, therefore, ever more important for credit union leadership to be addressing the impact of mergers as part of their strategic planning.The NCUA has clearly pronounced the duties of credit union directors including (1) responsibility for the overall direction of the credit union and (2) demonstrating good faith effort in acting in the best interests of the membership, and (3) administering the affairs of the credit union fairly and impartially.We have found the mergers can be particularly challenging issue for credit unions directors to address whether it be as an acquirer, merger of equals, or as the merged entity. Often issues arise because the board has not focused on this issue in a comprehensive manner from a strategy perspective. continue reading »last_img read more

Binghamton youth centers in need of foster homes

first_imgSo she says if you’re at all interested in becoming a foster parent to contact a local adoption center and learn more. At Berkshire Farm Center, Rodzinka says the pandemic has not only decreased the number of available foster homes, but increased the need for them. She says information from the Crime Victim’s Assistance Center in Binghamton indicates this uptick is a result of the pandemic. “Even if it’s just for a brief period of time being able to give that child a positive outlook is rewarding enough,” she says. “I have a toddler and a six year old right now and it’s been an adjustment but we do outside activities like sidewalk chalk, school meetings, fun crafts.” In turn she says, the center will be there for you and your foster child. “Not a day goes by that I don’t get a call from CPS asking if I have a home for a youth, but the pandemic has increased domestic violence to a degree, increased CPS going into homes,” she says. “People are cooped up together and they don’t have an outlet to get out that energy and they get on each other’s nerves.” At Berkshire Farm Center in Binghamton, Foster Care Program Coordinator Jennifer Rodzinka says the COVID-19 crisis has made finding people like White more difficult. “We have foster homes who have pre-existing health conditions or who have elderly people in them, that are at the higher risk groups so they are more reluctant to allow people into their homes,” she says. (WBNG) — Local youth centers say the COVID-19 pandemic has made it increasingly difficult to place children into foster homes, while at the same time increasing the need for families who are willing to take in foster children. center_img “We’re looking to expand our pool of foster homes because children really are in need of placement at this time,” she said. “We’re always going to be there with you throughout the whole process we’re not going to just drop a kid off and say good luck, we’re constantly working together,” she says. But pandemic or no pandemic, she says being a foster parent is a rewarding experience. At the Children’s Home of Wyoming Conference, an organization that works with Broome County to place children, Aliscia Gaucher Director of Home Finding and Adoption says they too are in need of foster homes. “Call and get the information, join an informational session and take an orientation to get your questions answered,” she says. Elizabeth White is a foster parent who lives in Endicott. She says she’s getting used to fostering children during the pandemic. Rodzinka says if you are concerned about the pandemic but would like to start the process, orientations and informational sessions are being offered virtually.last_img read more

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Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Schools Receive $40 Million in Grants for School Safety and Community Violence Prevention Grants

first_imgGov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Schools Receive $40 Million in Grants for School Safety and Community Violence Prevention Grants Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that The School Safety and Security Committee (Committee) established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) by Act 44 of 2018 approved $40 million in school safety grants to 234 school entities plus $7.5 million in community violence prevention and reduction grants to 25 grant recipients throughout the commonwealth.“These grants are the mechanism we need to create local strategies that will increase safety for our children and our teachers and prevent violence in classrooms and communities across the commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “Schools should be safe, secure places for our children to focus on their education and on preparing themselves for a lifetime of success, not another place we need to worry about sending our children. Awarding these grants to more than 200 schools means a safer Pennsylvania.”Per Act 44, school districts, intermediate units, area vocational-technical schools, charter schools and private residential rehabilitation institutions were eligible to apply up to a maximum of $6 million to support one or more activities allowed by the statute.Activities and items allowed include performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education.Of the school safety applications, 75 percent of grantees requested funding related to security planning and the purchase of security-related technology. The next most popular request was for trauma-informed approaches to education, the development and revision of school safety plans and all-hazards plans, staff training in the use of positive behavioral supports, counseling services for students, specialized staff and student training programs, and costs associated with the training an compensation of certified guidance counselors, licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers and school psychologists.The 17-member School Safety and Security Committee includes four legislative members, who offered comment on these expansive grants:“This grant program has already proven to be very successful in helping local school districts take the steps they need to make our students safer and our school buildings more secure,” said Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. “This $40 million will provide some much-needed assistance to ensure our schools are safe; however, the total request from schools was $177.6 million, which illustrates that we must continue to fund this vital program. As chairman of the Senate Education Committee, I will be advocating for additional dollars to go to this program during the state budget conversations.”“As a lead advocate of school safety, I know there are tremendous school safety needs that must be met to protect our children, teachers and those who work in our schools,” Sen. Jim Brewster said. “All schools need funds to make safety upgrades. We must do more to reach every district with state resources. School safety funding should be a priority, and our focus should be on issuing more grants to more schools over a longer period of time. Adding more funds for school safety to this year’s budget is imperative. It will ensure that funding is available for those school districts who did not receive grants this year.”“As a member of the School Safety and Security Committee, I put the safety of our students and school personnel first,” Rep. Donna Bullock said. “There is a clear need for physical, behavioral health, training and other school safety resources for our schools and communities. The demand for the School Safety Grant Program was tremendous, far in excess of available resources, which made the funding decisions difficult. Every student should feel safe; every school should be safe. Governor Wolf’s 2019/20 budget proposal allocates $45 million for the School Safety and Security Grant Program. This budget season offers us an opportunity to invest more resources into school safety and learn from the important work done in the first year of the School Safety and Security Committee.“As a member of the committee, I’m pleased we were able to award these grants in a timely fashion,” said Rep. Jason Ortitay. “School safety is at the forefront in many people’s minds, especially parents. The programs funded through these grants will make a difference, but we are not done. We must evaluate what additional resources schools need. I’m eager to continue my work on this committee.”In addition to the school safety grants, municipalities, counties, institutions of higher education and community-based organizations were eligible to apply for $7.5 million in community violence prevention and reduction grants to support programs designed to reduce community violence. Funding for this solicitation also came from Act 44 funds.Of the community violence applications, 25 applicants received an award of up to $350,000 each for a two-year project. Activities and items allowed by Act 44 included increasing access to trauma-informed support services and behavioral health care; providing health services and intervention strategies; providing mentoring and other intervention models to children and their families who have experienced trauma or at-risk of experiencing trauma; and fostering and promoting communication between school entities, communities and law enforcement.More information about the School Safety and Security Committee, including school safety assessment criteria and an online registry of individuals qualified to perform those assessments can be found on PCCD’s School Safety and Security webpage. May 02, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Step back in time with this charming Townsville Queenslander

first_img“You think with Queenslanders that they are going to be constant maintenance but it’s not the case at all.” Julie Mahoney, who is marketing the property, said the versatility of the Queenslander design was an incentive for buyers.“I think the beautiful thing about the Queenslander architecture is best demonstrated on a property like this,” Ms Mahoney said. “The extension on this property at 19 Sheehan is a magnificent example of working with past architecture and incorporating new architecture. “The interest in the house has been incredible and all attendees have commented on how well-equipped it is for the modern family.” The property at 19 Sheehan Street in Belgian Gardens will go to auction on September 23 at 6pm. “The new part is an extension out the back with kitchen, living and dining area but there’s also a deck, pool and master bedroom.”With a job opportunity in another state, the Yates family have had to put the home on the market, giving another family the chance to add to its history. “There’s honestly been no house that I’ve loved coming home to like this one,” Mr Yates said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s a magnificent house and in my opinion there’s nothing bad about it. This classic Queenslander will go to auction later this month.A CLASSIC Queenslander with plenty of history in Belgian Gardens is set to sell under the hammer this month. The house is understood to have been built in the Federation period at the turn of the century, with much of its heritage charm still intact today. Owner Andrew Yates only purchased the property three years ago but said he had recently discovered much of its history. Historic picture of 19 Sheehan Street in Belgian Gardens.READ MORE Is this Australia’s most sustainable house? City property sales spring to lifecenter_img Mr Yates said the house had since been extended to include a pool and additional space. “There are sort of two parts to the house — the old and the new part,” Mr Yates said. “I suspect the original part of the house is very much as it always was, although one of the side verandas is now enclosed and we use that as a spare room. READ MORE “We got a letter in the post by a lady named Bernice and she said her mother was born in the house in 1913,” Mr Yates said. “She told us about the history of the house and said it was part of a dairy farm. The original homestead had been a house down on Bundock St which was built by Irish immigrants.“This home was then built on the same property and was occupied by some of the children of the original immigrants.”last_img read more

Number of WV repatriates with COVID-19 rises to 163

first_imgThe most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Meanwhile, the breakdown for repatriated OFWs and LSIs is the following:* Aklan – four* Antique – four* Capiz – two* Guimaras – five* Iloilo Province – 19* Negros Occidental -74* Bacolod City – 24* Iloilo City – 31“Sa gihapon nagapabilin nga mas madamo ang asymptomatic cases naton sa rehiyon so 196 of the confirmed cases are asymptomatic,” added Pulmones.She urged the publicto still be vigilant and follow quarantine protocols of concerned local government unit (LGU) to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. There is still no vaccine for COVID-19./PN The six new cases also brought to 246 the total confirmed cases in Region 6.“Nagapakita nga ang total naton nga confirmed cases diri sa region ang yara sa 246. Bout silingon nga subong nga adlaw may nagdugang naman nga anum ka bag-o nga kaso,” said Pulmones.Of the 246, 112 are active cases, 123 already recovered and 11 died.Here’s a breakdown of the 246 cases per provinces and cities:* Aklan – six* Antique – 14* Capiz – six* Guimaras – zero* Iloilo Province – 23* Negros Occidental -three* Bacolod City – 11* Iloilo City – 20* repatriates OFWs/LSI – 163 Six more tested positive, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 yesterday. They were the following:* 27-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 241 (LSI)* 51-year-old male from Bacolod City or Patient No. 242 (OFW)* 29-year-old male from Buenavista, Guimaras or Patient No. 243 (LSI)* 21-year-old male from Barotac Viejo, Iloilo or Patient No. 244 (LSI)* 32-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 245 (LSI)* 40-year-old female from Bacolod City or Patient No. 246 (LSI) According to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of the Local Health Support Division of DOH-6, these latest patients are all asymptomatic and currently isolated in a quarantine facility. ILOILO City – There are now 163 cases of coronavirus disease 2019 among repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Western Visayas.last_img read more

Frye urges severe weather awareness

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Indiana’s weather can be unpredictable, especially during springtime. Already this year, spring floods and unseasonal snow have devastated large parts of our communities. As we enter the summer months, everyone should review severe weather safety tips. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has prepared and assembled helpful, expert information on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.Thunderstorms, flooding, lightning and tornadoes can produce heavy rain, hail and strong winds that easily damage property. Be proactive in preparing yourself for these storms by parking vehicles under shelters to avoid hail damage or away from areas that easily flood. In case of emergency, have a portable preparedness kit ready to go at a moment’s notice. Kits should include at least one gallon of water per person, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help and a battery-powered or hand crank weather radio.With warmer temperatures, more Hoosiers will be spending time outdoors and staying up-to-date on life-threatening weather conditions is critical for staying safe. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios send out special alarm tones to signal a watch or warning alerting listeners to take appropriate safety measures. These radios should be NOAA certified. You can purchase one at most local retail shops.If severe weather is expected in your area, seek out shelter with a strong foundation and monitor your weather radio. If you see lightning, do not touch the metal inside buildings and stay away from isolated trees. During a tornado or thunderstorm warning you should evacuate mobile homes and retreat to storm shelters and basements. Avoid standing next to windows as the glass might shatter. When flooding is a possibility, get to higher ground and make sure you know alternative escape routes in case one is blocked. Never drive your vehicle through high water.More information on severe weather can be found by visiting www.in.gov/dhs, following the “Get Prepared” tab on the left side of the page and select “Severe Weather.”Severe weather can hit without warning, and if you aren’t prepared, it could hinder your ability to make sound decisions. Review these tips and preparedness pages to help keep you and your family safe. Please contact me with any questions you may have at h67@iga.in.gov or 317-234-3827.last_img read more

Pochettino to assess future in May

first_img “It is clear that at the end of the season we will assess the situation at the club, and then we will decide whether it will be apt for me to stay here for another season. “Until the end of the season if the owners want me to be the manager, then I will be the manager at this club. “When people change, things change, it’s inevitable that will happen, but I am still committed to this club for now. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. “It’s clear Nicola has great charisma, he has great charm, and also a tough character; he’s a very driven person. “He’s a great negotiator, so what else can you add, he’s already the full package.” Katharina Liebherr inherited control of Southampton after her father Markus’ death in August 2010. Construction machinery magnate Markus Liebherr guided Southampton out of administration in 2009, holding a long-term ambition of securing Champions League football. Cortese joined the club to make that happen, but is understood to have had a difference of long-term vision with new owner Katharina Liebherr that led to his exit. Southampton take on Sunderland in Barclays Premier League action at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with Pochettino unsure whether the new non-executive chairman will attend, or meet the players. “In the five minutes that I spoke with her (on Thursday) she did not tell me whether she was coming, and she did not tell me whether she would speak with the players,” he said. “My opinion would be to say ‘Yes’, I think it would be important for her to be visible at the game, but that’s her personal decision, she’s chairman for a reason and she can make her own decision. “I have to be honest it’s only the second time I’ve met with her. “At the end of last season Nicola invited the entire staff to an end-of-season party, that’s where I met her, and today was the second time we’ve met.” Businesswoman Liebherr has never hidden her lack of football knowledge. Pochettino admitted he hopes she will surround herself with lieutenants experienced in the sport, now that Cortese has left St Mary’s. “I would imagine that those kinds of people have people around them who do know about football, like myself,” he said. “It’s not up to me when the chairman speaks to me, it’s up to her to speak to me as she pleases. “On a personal basis I would not be in agreement to sell any player we do not want to sell.” The Argentinian boss has refused to pledge his long-term future to St Mary’s in the wake of executive chairman Nicola Cortese’s resignation. Pochettino ruled out following Cortese out of Southampton before the end of the current campaign, but offered no further assurances. Press Association Mauricio Pochettino will reassess his Southampton position at the end of the season. The 41-year-old questioned owner and now interim chairman Katharina Liebherr’s ability to recruit a suitable chief executive to replace Cortese and fight Southampton’s mounting transfer battles. The former Espanyol boss vowed no-one will leave Southampton during the transfer window without his blessing, but Manchester City are circling on teenage talent Luke Shaw and West Ham are closing in on England striker Rickie Lambert. Press Association Sport understands Cortese harbours deep ambitions to take up another post in English football. The 45-year-old is also clearly keen to reprise his double act with Pochettino, with sources describing the duo as having a very strong bond. Southampton’s manager himself will not be making any snap decisions, but admitted it would be folly not to consider working under Cortese in future. “It would make no sense for me to leave this club in the middle of the season, no-one would understand it,” said Pochettino. “I’m pretty sure Nicola would not understand that decision from me. “I will finish the season and then we will see what happens. last_img read more