Vulfpeck Announces 2017 Album Featuring Bootsy Collins, David T. Walker, & More

first_imgVulfpeck has officially announced a new album Mr. Finish Line, due out November 7, 2017. The record is promised to include “10 Indi Bangers from the band that recorded Newsbeat,” a nod to their 2014 Fugue State. The video lists the following contributors: frequent vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik (who bandleader Jack Stratton recently revealed will be taking lead vocals for his first Vulf tune) and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong.Many of these names are familiar to the Vulfpeck catalogue, though a few names stand out as new and exciting. James Gadson, Bootsy Collins, Coco O., and Michael Bland are all first-time Vulf contributors, and will likely make the band’s 7th product their most ambitious release to date. Following last year’s The Beautiful Game, 2017’s Mr. Finish Line is finally taking shape after a huge year for the band. Last summer saw the quartet playing festivals nationwide, while this summer sees the group on an internationally sold-out tour. A band that thrives in their own continuous change, Vulfpeck has evolved to prove why they’re still a low-key, low-volume band in 2017. Watch the announcement trailer below, and pre-order your own copy today:Stratton recently sat down with interviewer Allegra Rosenberg for a “State of the Vulf Union” address, and discusses the progress the band has made over the past year or so, including their meteoric rise in popularity over recent months and how that affects their live show. While the pair discusses a number of topics, ranging from the more administrative, behind-the-scenes workings of Vulfpeck to the way the group approaches both live performances, collaborations, and the studio, one of the biggest takeaways from the interview is Stratton’s hints about what to expect from Vulfpeck’s upcoming studio effort due out in the fall. Watch the full interview below:last_img read more

Engineers Without Borders builds well for town in Cameroon

first_imgOver winter break, six students from the Notre Dame chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-ND) traveled to Sangmélima, Cameroon, to complete construction of a sanitary hand-pumped well, giving the village access to a reliable source of clean water for the first time. The completion of the well marks the culmination of over four years of fundraising, research and planning by the students in EWB-ND, whose chapter was started six years ago.Sarah Drumm, junior and co-president of EWB-ND, said a rural women’s association in Sangmélima applied to the national Engineers Without Borders organization for a group of students to help with a water project.“There are other wells in the area, but I’ve been there, and most of the water is contaminated with bacteria that are incredibly harmful,” Drumm said. “It’s very visible — people there get sick all the time from water-related diseases.”According to the EWB-ND website, this is the third time students have traveled to Sangmélima. In 2014 and 2016, students visited the village on assessment trips, allowing them “to sample local water sources to gauge need, survey potential sites for the well, interview contractors, teach hygiene and women’s health programs, and build relationships with community leaders,” the website said. All funds for the project were raised by the EWB members. Prior to the most recent two-week trip over winter break, EWB selected and hired a Cameroonian contractor to begin construction.“It was about 90 percent done when we came,” Drumm said. “… We built the pad that goes around the well and a cinder-block wall. When we left, we had assisted in that part, and the well was done. Before we had even finished with the construction, people were coming in the morning to draw water.”In addition to the implementation aspect of the trip, the students also continued their assessment mission in Sangmélima.“We did a lot of education, and we had a meeting with the community to present the well to them, to show them how to operate it, to explain why it was clean water and why it is important to drink clean water, as well as a lot of interaction with the school there,” Drumm said.“The well is actually located on the school campus of Alfred and Sarah Bilingual Academy, which has students from grade 3 to age 25, and we did hygiene programs with them to teach them the importance of hand-washing and using a latrine and drinking clean water. We also did some interviews with people in the community to figure out what other needs they have beyond this water well that [EWB-ND] can address in the future.”Junior and fellow EWB-ND co-president Claire Nauman said the club’s goal is to make sure its projects are sustainable.“Part of the way Engineers Without Borders makes sure that that happens is, they require that the community contribute at least 5 percent of the funding for whatever the project is,” she said. “In addition, you’re required to have several community members helping with the construction or somehow involved in the implementation. That’s a way that Engineers Without Borders ensures that there’s commitment on all sides.”The students did not encounter any difficulties with the residents of Sangmélima, who were enthusiastic about the project, Drumm said.“We were incredibly fortunate that the community we found was extremely welcoming and accepting of the project, which is really hard to find in a lot of development projects,” said Drumm. “Most development projects don’t last because of some kind of miscommunication between the engineers and the community that lives there. “This community understands the need. They really wanted this well, and they were so willing and eager to learn how to use and maintain it. We worked with them to set up a water committee in charge of the upkeep and maintenance of the well, which is a big accomplishment. The fact that they are so willing to work with us means that we are likely to stay with them.”Nauman said the group already has plans for additional construction projects in Sangmélima.“I think our activity for how new we are definitely stands out — that we’ve actually implemented an entire project,” Nauman said. “We have big plans for the future. On this trip, we implemented a well with a hand pump. We’re hoping we can integrate in that an electrical pump in the same community. That’s part of EWB’s model—you stay with the same community for as long as there’s a need.”Tags: Cameroon, Engineers Without Borders, EWB-ND, Sangmélimalast_img read more

Bryce Ryness to Replace Christopher Sieber in Matilda

first_img Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments Related Shows Bryce Rynesscenter_img Bryce Ryness in ‘Matilda'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Star Files A new terrifying headmistress will take up residence at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Bryce Ryness is set to join the cast of Matilda on June 7 as the child-hurling Miss Agatha Trunchbull. Christopher Sieber, who is off to headline the world premiere of the much-buzzed about The Prom, is scheduled to play his final performance in the role on June 5. The production is playing through January 1, 2017.Ryness joins the Broadway company after originating the role of Trunchbull on the first National tour. His other Broadway credits include Hair, First Date, Leap of Faith and Legally Blonde. Off-Broadway, he’s premiered and/or originated roles in Long Story Short, Fly by Night, See Rock City & Other Destinations, Around the World in 80 Days and Crossing Brooklyn. Ryness’ screen credits include Tangled, Sacrifice, Law & Order: SVU, Peter Pan Live!, It Could Be Worse, Submissions Only, Political Animals and Just for Kicks.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.In addition to Sieber, the cast currently includes Allison Case as Miss Honey, Amy Spanger as Mrs. Wormwood, Rick Holmes as Mr. Wormwood and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy and Aviva Winick share the title role.The Olivier-winning London production of Matilda continues to run at the West End’s Cambridge Theatre.last_img read more

Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs to receive $150,000 in disaster relief

first_imgVermont Boys & Girls Clubs will receive $150,000 in assistance from the Cal Ripken, Sr Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help with relief efforts in the wake of devastating flooding in Vermont, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Friday.   Boys & Girls Clubs in Vermont sustained heavy flood damage resulting from Hurricane Irene.  The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation has pledged $50,000, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has pledged $100,000, to help rebuild and repair Clubs in Brattleboro, Rutland, and White River Junction. ‘Towns across Vermont have seen devastating flooding following Hurricane Irene.  But Vermonters are coming together to rebuild, repair, and restore our communities,’ said Leahy.  ‘I welcome the support of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, and from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America during this difficult time.  Their pledge of support will help Vermont’s Clubs rebuild after this devastating storm and continue their important work making a very real difference in the lives of young Vermonters.’ ‘It is my pleasure to let you know that the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will provide a grant of $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs in your state of Vermont to help defray the costs of the flood damage they are currently dealing with in Brattleboro, Rutland, White River Junction, and others as well, I’m sure,’ Foundation President Steve Salem wrote in a letter to Leahy.  The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underserved youth across the country by supporting youth-serving organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs. The funds set aside by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for Vermont Clubs will assist in facility repairs and equipment replacement. Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs have played a critical role in supporting young people and deterring crime.  Vermont’s first Club was established in Burlington 68 years ago.  Since then, Boys and Girls Clubs have spread across the state, and now six Clubs operate in more than 20 locations throughout Vermont.  These clubs have supported nearly 14,000 children and young people in Vermont. Leahy has consistently led efforts in Washington to ensure the continued support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, particularly in rural states like Vermont.  He has worked to secure over $10 million dollars for Vermont Boys & Girls Clubs since 1997.  WASHINGTON (Friday, Sept. 9, 2011) ‘last_img read more

A Wild Wonderful Weekend at Gauley Fest 2017

first_imgIt all started in 1983 as a celebration of the derailment of a hydroelectric project that would have disrupted the flow on the Gauley. Now, the celebration has become a whitewater staple and American Whitewater’s largest fundraiser of the year. If you are part of the paddling community (particularly in the southeast), chances are you’ve attended Gauley Fest before. In fact, Gauley Fest is billed as the largest gathering of whitewater enthusiasts in the world.It was our first weekend back in the ever-friendly Southeast. We were stoked to see so many old friends from near and far. One of the perks of this job is the community that creates itself around the festivals. Here we are sitting 1,500 miles from home and within minutes of arriving we’re already catching up with friends from back home.It’s no secret that Gauley Fest is just another way of saying “huge rager in the West Virginian mountains with live music, huge giveaways, and some of the best vendors in the business.” Friday was the official kick-off of Vendor Village. We were back under the Blue Ridge Outdoors Tent for the first time since the Spring. Did you come see us? We were directly next to the main stage… Aka party central. Sleeping in the van at festivals can be a futile endeavor. Especially when you decide to park it next to a bunch of kegs and partiers hell-bent on staying awake to send the upper Gauley at sunrise… It was an interesting evening.While most of the crowd was up at dawn ready to shred the gnar, drink already in-hand, we decided to wake up slow. Being a vendor at these awesome events is tricky sometimes. We really have to plan out our day to make sure we can play and open the booth on time. After a large cup of coffee, our friend Lauren from MountainWater Apparel (based out of the lovely Buena Vista, CO) was kind enough to let us hitch a ride to Pillow Rock where we could post up, join the party, and watch the absolute madness that is Pillow Rock during Gauley Fest. It was a sight to behold and something that you have to see to believe. Humans jumping off the rocks into other human’s rafts right in the midst of the raging class V rapid. Incredible.Our fun didn’t stop there. On Sunday, after we closed up shop, we were invited to raft the middle and lower Gauley with some amazing students from the Outdoor Program at Emory & Henry College. If there’s a more rad college program out there, we haven’t found it. This section of the river is beautiful. With the dam releases from the weekend, you really got a sense of what a wild river the Gauley could be if it were never dammed in the first place. Jaw dropping country. Again, a huge thanks to the whole crew for taking us along. We had a blast.We’re moving from whitewater to rock. Up next we’ve got Craggin’ Classic in the New River Gorge September 22-24.If you like the gear we’re reppin’, or what we’re wearing, check out some of the sponsors that make this tour possible: La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.last_img read more

Glen Cove Shooting Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York John LemboU.S. Marshals have apprehended a suspected gunman wanted for shooting a man who was critically wounded in Glen Cove over the summer, police said.John Lembo was arrested Wednesday in Brooklyn and charged with second-degree attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm.Glen Cove city police said the 47-year-old fired several shots from a handgun at two people, hitting one victim in the neck on Glen Street on July 12. The victim suffered extensive internal injuries.“The defendant left the area immediately after the incident and could not be located,” said Det. Lt. John Nagle.Lembo will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Why hold a financial fitness day at your credit union?

first_imgA few years ago, we worked with the state credit union foundation network executive committee to design an event that would both help raise awareness of all that CUs (and Foundations) do around financial education, but also raise funds for these efforts. The result is “Financial Fitness Day”, a fundraiser on April 6, 2016 to kick off National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month™. This initiative will raise funds for the National Credit Union Foundation (that’s us!) and state credit union foundations in support of their financial education initiatives.It’s an easy and fun way to make a big difference. To participate, just hold should hold a Jeans or Casual Day fundraiser for staff on April 6th at your credit union organization.Financial education is a critical focus of many credit union’s outreach efforts in order to improve the financial well-being of their members’ and community. Your support ensures that state credit union foundations, as well as the National Credit Union Foundation, can continue to provide you with more programs, grants and resources to help you improve your members’ lives.We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you too. On our campaign site here, you’ll find additional fundraising ideas (instead of a casual day, maybe hold a bake sale? Or sell wall pin-ups? And so on.), sample newsletter/blog articles, sign-up sheets, supporter sticker and wall pin-up templates, sample tweets and social media images (such as “memes” like the one above), web buttons and banners, and more. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Broome County Emergency Services provides power outage safety tips

first_imgEmergency Services also advises keeping an emergency kit inside the home in preparation for the next big storm. “If you seek alternative power, such as a portable generator, make sure you are using that outside of your house or your garage, in a well ventilated area away from any air intakes,” Buckler said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – NYSEG says the Southern Tier was one of the hardest hit areas in New York State during Monday’s snow storm. “You should consider any wire that’s down on the ground as an electrical wire,” said Fire Coordinator Jeffrey Buckler. “Don’t assume anything else.” Inside your home, Buckler said all major appliances should be shut off. Buckler said when you see downed power lines, you should stay away and alert authorities. He warns that lines can be especially dangerous when the ground is wet, covered in ice or snow. Broome County Emergency Services is reminding the community of important safety protocols. last_img read more

Lithuanian company enters LNG distribution market

first_imgFrom the autumn of the year 2018, Klaipėda-based Baltkonta will start to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation services.Balkonta, part of the Limarko Group, the first logistics company in Lithuania to enter LNG distribution market, according to a statement by the Lithuanian LNG Cluster.“Until now, we observed the situation when the companies operating in the energy sector were providing transportation services as well. But for sure there is a need for more logistics companies in the LNG market,” said CEO of Limarko Vytautas Lygnugaris.According to the development manager of the Klaipėda Science and Technology Park Andrius Sutnikas, who also coordinates the activities of the Lithuanian LNG Cluster, the involvement of specialized companies in the LNG market is of a great value.“LNG transportation is one of the main challenges striving for the faster development of LNG infrastructure in the Baltic Sea Region. The Klaipėda-based company, which is entering the new market, will make a significant contribution to the development of the LNG distribution chain in our country and beyond. Investment in this field proves a far-sighted approach,” he said.Request for special gas tank trailer production has already been submitted to the manufacturer in Germany. At the initial stage, one transport facility will be purchased, following an investment of €400,000.last_img read more

New app allows mums to track baby’s progress

first_imgMailOnline 26 March 2014A new smartphone app allows mothers to listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child and keep track of their baby’s progress in the womb.The Bellabeat Connected System includes a fetal heart-rate monitor and lets expectant mothers tune in to their baby’s heartbeat and record the sounds.It also tracks important data about the progress of the baby, including heartbeats per minute, the number of times the baby kicks and the weight of the growing foetus.The app also has the capabilities to track the mood of the soon-to-be mother by recording her feelings throughout pregnancy.If the app detects a pattern emerging, such as symptoms pointing to the early signs of depression, the user is even encouraged to speak to a medical professional.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2588845/Listen-babys-heartbeat-smartphone-New-app-allows-mums-track-babys-progress.htmllast_img read more