Held on June 11th, the annual LOHI Music Festival is returning to Denver, CO for their sixth straight year. Today, the festival announced its lineup, with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band and ALO all topping the bill.The first wave announcement also includes Poor Man’s Whiskey performing Graceland, as well as Greener Grounds and Whip Snap. Furthermore, Trey Anastasio Band horn players Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman were announced as artists-at-large, only adding to the fun of the festival.There’s also a late night party planned that will see Everyone Orchestra perform, as well as Poor Man’s Whiskey.Tickets and more information can be found on the LOHI website, and the full first wave lineup announcement poster can be seen below:
On September 29th, the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood—taking over Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade—for an all-day music marathon, including a collaborative set featuring Cory Henry along with Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, Nikki Glaspie, and Skerik. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. Cory Henry has quickly become a force to be reckoned with. A two-time Grammy Award winner with Snarky Puppy, the immensely talented fan-favorite keyboardist has made his mark on the jazz and funk world, becoming a darling of both genres in addition to a full-blown international sensation. With his solo project, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Henry has continued to wow audiences and critics alike, solidifying himself as one of the standout musicians of the past decade and gaining fame in his own right as a remarkable singer and songwriter as well.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles recently performed at the iconic Telluride Jazz Festival, playing the fan-favorite mountain-town festival earlier in the summer. While in town for Telluride Jazz, Cory Henry and company made the time to record a special performance for the online YouTube series, Jam In The Van, including takes on “Takes All Time”, “Trade It All”, and “In the Water”, all off the group’s recently released EP, Art Of Love. Recorded at Jam In The Van‘s solar-powered mobile recording studio, the three-song session perfectly captures the essence of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles—soulful, sonically rich, and energized.As Cory Henry shared with us about the sessions, “The Funk Apostles had a jam-good time in Jam In The Van! It was a beautiful experience, and we hope everyone feels the joy we felt playing music.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles joyous session on Jam In The Van below. Recently, Cory Henry announced a number of new tour dates, including a stop at Port Chester, New York’s legendary Capitol Theatre with Turkuaz on October 19th. You can check out a listing of Cory Henry’s upcoming tour dates below, including Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 29th where he’ll join Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wolf!), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), and Skerik for a collaborative set.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Upcoming Tour DatesAugust 26–29 – Big Fork, MT @ Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation*September 1 – North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCASeptember 8 – Arlington, VA @ Rosslyn Jazz FestivalSeptember 9 – Charlottesville, VA @ The SouthernSeptember 11 – Columbus, OH @ Skullys Music DinerSeptember 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland BallroomSeptember 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex TheaterSeptember 15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indy Jazz FestivalSeptember 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln HallSeptember 19 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar LoungeSeptember 21 – Portland, OR @ Star TheaterSeptember 22 – San Francisco, CA @ SF JazzSeptember 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Comes Alive*October 1 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 8 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 15 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 18 – Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360October 19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre %October 21 – Boston, MA @ RoyaleOctober 22 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 23 – Providence, RI @ Fete BallroomOctober 24 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music HallOctober 25 – Ashbury Park, NJ @ Asbury LanesOctober 29 – New York, NY @ Blue Note*October 30 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music HallOctober 31 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury HallNovember 1 – Ithaca, NY @ The HauntNovember 3 – Newport News, VA @ Boathouse LiveNovember 4 – Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s DowntownNovember 6 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind TigerNovember 7 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour HouseNovember 8 – Charleston, SC @ The Pour HouseNovember 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal WestNovember 12 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/InNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed JacksNovember 16 – Houston, TX @ Heights TheatreNovember 18 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre*Cory Henry solo set% w/ TurkuazView All Tour Dates“In the Water”“Takes All Time”“Trade It All”
Read Full Story Allergies affect 30% of people around the world and asthma afflicts 10% of all children. Now, a new study has uncovered more than 30 genes that have strong effects on allergies, asthma, and Immunoglobulin E (IgE), an antibody that triggers allergic responses. Among these genes are promising new potential drug targets for treating allergies and asthma.The study appears online February 18, 2015 in the journal Nature. Liming Liang, assistant professor of statistical genetics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was lead author of the study.Using a novel technique known as an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS), the researchers — in the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Canada — also found that the genes are concentrated in eosinophils, a white cell that ignites inflammation in asthmatic airways. The genes indicate when the eosinophils are activated and primed to cause the most damage.Therapies that neutralize eosinophils already exist, but they are very expensive and they only work for some asthma sufferers. The newly found eosinophil activation signals provide a possible means of directing treatments by predicting who will respond to medication.
Scudder Parker Files for Governors RaceMONTPELIER, Vt. Scudder Parker, a veteran public servant who grew up onhis familys Vermont dairy farm, emerged as the leading Democraticcandidate for governor on Thursday by filing to enter the 2006 campaign.Parker visited the Vermont Secretary of States office to submit papersofficially indicating his intention to run for governor. A formal campaignannouncement and kickoff will be scheduled in October.A former state senator who also worked for Democratic and Republicangovernors, Parker said his many years of public service and his vision forVermont qualify him to be the states next leader.August in Vermont is a time for family, swimming, baseball and fairs not necessarily politics, said Parker, 62, who lives in Montpelier withhis wife, Susan Sussman. But Vermonters should know that Im now at workpreparing an aggressive and successful campaign to become the effectiveand respectful governor our state deserves.Parker grew up on his familys farm in Danville, and helped manage thefarm s succession between generations after his father died in 1966. Heserved for more than two decades as a Congregational minister in CaledoniaCounty. As the first Democrat elected to the Vermont Senate from CaledoniaCounty in more than 60 years, Parker served eight years in the Senate,half of them in leadership as chair of the powerful Senate FinanceCommittee.Parker worked for 13 years in the administrations of Govs. MadeleineKunin, Richard Snelling and Howard Dean as the director of the EnergyEfficiency Division at the Public Service Department. In that role heprovided innovative leadership in the development of energy policies thathave saved Vermonters millions of dollars on their utility bills.Parkers most recent position was as the Public Policy Coordinator forVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, where he helped increase theparticipation of Vermont businesses in the legislative dialogue on energyand health care policy.Whether I was their minister, neighbor, senator or colleague, Vermonterswho know me recognize that Im independent and care deeply about people,Parker said. A successful leader respects and listens to those whoagree and those who dont.Parkers filing names Will Raap as his campaign treasurer. Raap is thefounder and chief executive officer of Gardeners Supply Company and theIntervale Foundation, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.Im honored to have Will serve as the treasurer of the campaign, Parkersaid. His business success is a powerful example of my own vision forVermonts economy. Here is an independent business that respects itsemployees, improves the environment and competes successfully in the worldeconomy.Vermonters have led our nation and the world in fighting for justice,caring for the land, building strong and resilient communities, anddemonstrating a unique blend of common sense and inventiveness. Myleadership will be informed by these traditions because they are both ourheritage and our hope, said Parker.-30-
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sharing has its rewards. Not just in life, but in payments and for credit unions, tooConsider the shared branching model, which has been taking shape for years and recently passed a milestone of scale. As noted in early August, CO-OP Financial Services’ CO-OP Shared Branching network stands as the second largest network in the U.S., approximately 500 branches behind Wells Fargo. CO-OP said in a release that it boasts more than 5,600 shared branch locations and several hundred self-service express terminals nationwide.That puts the CO-OP network ahead of Chase and Bank of America, with respective branch counts of roughly 5,560 and 4,860. All told, the company estimates 1,800 of the 6,000 credit unions located across the United States share their branches, while CO-OP also offers CO-OP ATM, a nationwide network of roughly 30,000 surcharge-free ATM machines.CO-OP Shared Branches allow a member of one credit union to do business across other cooperatives, in effect giving that member access to branches across the nation. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 44-year-old man was shot and killed in North Bay Shore over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.Officers responding to a ShotSpotter activation found Marcelo Argueta Chicas, of Bay Shore, dead on Heckscher Avenue just south of Prospect Place at 12:06 a.m. Sunday, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this incident to call them at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.
State-owned electricity firm PLN will use both its official website and the messaging platform WhatsApp to distribute free or discounted electricity to 31 million households in Indonesia.On Thursday, the company launched a “free/discount stimulus” feature on its website, www.pln.co.id, for eligible prepaid customers. Customers will enter their Customer IDs or meter numbers to receive a token code for free electricity for the month or a 50 percent discount. The scheme is available for the months of April, May and June.PLN deputy president director Darmawan Prasodjo said on Friday that the token-code electricity quotas will be pegged to each customer’s “highest-recorded monthly electricity consumption over the past three months”. PLN has also launched a WhatsApp account, at 08122-123-123, for customers to claim token codes, but Darmawan said the service would not be available until Monday due to server maintenance.“There is a little problem, not with PLN but with WhatsApp, which is upgrading its servers due to very high traffic,” he said in a live, public YouTube briefing on the discount scheme.Read also: Jokowi announces free electricity, discounts for households hardest hit by COVID-19 impactsPostpaid customers in the 450 volt-ampere (VA) category, whose bills are coded “R1/450”, will not be charged for electricity for April, May or June. PLN will waive the bills.Postpaid customers in the 900 VA category eligible for government energy subsidies, coded “R1/900” instead of the non-eligible “R1M/900”, will receive a 50 percent discount on their electricity bills over the same three months. Each bill covers the electricity consumption of the previous month.The electricity discount was one of six social safety net programs, including unemployment benefits and food aid, announced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday after declaring a COVID-19 public health emergency. The programs are meant to help Indonesia’s lower-income families for whom electricity bills are the fifth-highest source of non-food expenditure. Many such families have been hit hard by business closures. The government is seeking to prevent unemployed people in Greater Jakarta from migrating out of the virus-ridden capital and potentially spreading COVID-19 to other provinces.Topics :
Education, Press Release, Public Safety York, PA – Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force met today at the Central York School District Central Office in York to kick off a series of regional meetings to hear from students, parents, school officials, law enforcement, healthcare experts and residents about ways to improve school safety and security.“Students and adults throughout Pennsylvania and our nation have built a movement for change,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We must use that passion to deliver real solutions that build on the work of law enforcement and schools to keep students safe. That begins by listening to the ideas and needs from small towns to our big cities that will improve school safety and preparedness.”Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is co-chairing the task force that includes: Charles Ramsey, chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; Mark DiRocco, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators; Bonita Allen, President of the Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association; and Judy Morgitan, Immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners.“We need the experience and advice of everyone if we are to ensure our schools are safe havens for student education and safe from dangerous people intent on doing harm,” said Auditor General DePasquale. “It was especially good today to hear the thoughts and ideas of students. The most students should ever have to worry about in school is a pop quiz in biology class, not whether they will be able to survive the school day.”The task force will hold six meetings throughout Pennsylvania to gather perspectives from different communities before issuing a final report by the end of June. The priorities for the task force are:Hearing from school officials, teachers, parents, students, law enforcement, health professionals, and community partners about their concerns with safety and potential policy changes;Determining additional funding needs for the Office for Safe Schools, security and safety personnel, school counselors and nurses, and additional or upgraded security equipment;Examining effectiveness of student support and physical and mental health programs and information sharing;Evaluating stronger state requirements for active shooter trainings and other security protocols, including current programs offered by the Pennsylvania State Police and other state agencies;Strengthening information and best practice sharing among local schools, law enforcement, health care providers, and human services programs; andExamining new or existing tools to ensure easy and effective anonymous reporting of suspicious activity to law enforcement.Supporting the work of the task force are Homeland Security Director Marcus Brown, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak, and Acting Colonel Robert Evanchick, Pennsylvania State Police.The public is invited to share their recommendations for improving schools security online at https://www.governor.pa.gov/school-safety-feedback/. The task force will use the feedback when preparing a final report. April 06, 2018 Pennsylvania’s School Safety Task Force Holds First Regional Meeting SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Traditional Dutch pensions providers, including pension funds, must “strongly improve” their services for their clients in order to survive if the mandatory participation of companies in industry-wide pension funds is abolished, according to Deloitte.Speaking at a congress of the Netherlands’ Circle for Pension Specialists (KPS), Deloitte partner Evert van der Steen argued that providers still operated like “wholesale organisations”.He said he expected that the “large mandatory participation” in sector schemes – in addition to the “small mandatory participation” in a pension fund for employees in the Netherlands – would be abolished within five or six years.As a consequence, providers would have to compete with commercial insurers, which he said were much better prepared for the future. In Van der Steen’s opinion, industry-wide scheme providers offered insufficient diversification in client service, communication and when facilitating individual choices.He contended that it was absolutely necessary that the pensions sector fully focused on technical innovation for client services.“In particar in the interaction with clients, we noticed that the pensions sector is significantly behind the commercially driven insurers and banks,” he said.Another problem is that traditional providers in the pensions sector usually struggle with legacy issues, like outdated systems.“By contrast, newcomers such as Centric focus on IT, the options for scaling up and continuation,” said the Deloitte partner. “The pensions sector had to work with low budgets for a long time, whereas banks and insurers already started investing heavily in innovative IT solutions 10 to 15 years ago.”If there was a sufficient budget, it was often spent on keeping existing systems running, which would also negatively affect providers if there was a change in the pensions system.Changes such as the increase of the target age for the state pension often need to be carried out manually.Van der Steen recommended that pensions providers focus on how to improve their IT systems for scaleability, robustness and sustainability.Last year, pensions provider Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer said it would stop servicing 23 industry-wide pension funds, as its new IT system could not cope with the multitude of pension arrangements of the sector schemes.The new system was introduced to replace several legacy systems in the wake of past mergers. Errors caused by the old systems had already triggered an exodus of pension fund clients.Several of the leaving industry-wide pension funds decided to take Centric as their new pensions provider.
The board could attempt to align the release of the amendment with any work it does on its research project into pension benefits that depend on asset returns.IASB member Mary Tokar said: “I very much agree with not finalising the amendment that was proposed.”The former KPMG audit partner added that she did not want to stall the project while the board made progress on the research effort.Instead, Tokar urged the board to complete the IFRIC 14 amendment and then assess the timeline on the research project in order to determine when best to release the amendment.IASB staff said they expected to start work on the pensions research project “imminently within a month or two”.The board’s interpretations committee started work on IFRIC 14 in 2014, looking at the surplus reporting issue, and published a series of draft amendments for public comment in June 2015.The IASB decided at its September 2017 meeting to carry out further research into the issue before finalising the amendments. In particular, the board wanted to see whether it could establish a more principles-based approach to enable sponsors to assess the availability of a refund of a surplus.As it currently stands, the proposed amendments to IFRIC 14 are narrow in scope. In particular, they explain that, if a third party, such as a board of trustees, has the right to wind up a plan, the sponsor cannot assume the plan will unwind in accordance with the plan assumptions. Instead, the sponsor must account for the full settlement of the plan’s liabilities in a single event.The IASB has also established that sponsors can dodge the impact of the changes by making what staff called “non-substantive changes” to scheme rules.As a result, the IASB said it wanted to carry out further work on the project in a bid to develop a more principles-based approach.The staff noted in the meeting paper that it should be possible to develop principles to assess when a sponsor should assume a gradual or more sudden settlement of plan liabilities.Although staff did not set out in detail what the wider scope might involve, they did say that it was a factor in their decision to align the work on IFRIC 14 with the separate research project.In the UK, the Financial Reporting Council has encouraged companies to apply the requirements of the now-abandoned IFRIC 14 amendment as if they had been finalised.IASB staff confirmed that some UK companies “were already making some disclosures”. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has delayed work on a controversial project to amend rules regarding how defined benefit (DB) scheme surpluses are treated.During a board meeting last week, IASB staff indicated that they would develop a revised amendment to the IFRC 14 rules, with scope for the board to release it for a further round of public feedback.The proposed amendment to IFRIC 14 was intended to clarify how a DB scheme sponsor should assess its right to a refund of a surplus – and therefore how it should report this on its balance sheet – if the scheme rules allowed parties such as a trustee board to control the surplus.The IASB has indicated that the impact of the changes would be felt most in the UK.