King Crimson Announces 50th Anniversary U.S. Shows, Updates For 2019 World Tour

first_imgIn celebration of their 50th anniversary, pioneering English prog-rockers King Crimson will embark on a worldwide Celebration Tour in 2019.Following the announcement of a three-night run of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, set to take place on June 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2019, on Friday, King Crimson added additional dates, including Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre (9/3), Chicago, IL’s Roosevelt University (9/10), and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall (9/21). Outside of the U.S., King Crimson has confirmed dates in Leipzig, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Basel.With this fairly under-the-radar announcement, ticketing details for the U.S. shows are still scarce. So far only tickets for the “Royal Packages”–which includes various levels of exclusive access, seating in the first five rows, “personal insights and answers from one of the eight band members”, and more–are available (with the exception of NYC, which sold out). To reserve your Royal Package for LA, click here, and Chicago, click here. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the public on-sale for NYC starts Friday, December 14th at 10 am while general ticketing information is TBA for the other two U.S. shows.Today, King Crimson posted an update for fans wondering the status of the rest of their 2019 world tour, explaining the difficulties of working and coordinating with various promoters in different territories, as well as festivals. Instead of announcing one full list, they’ll be rolling the new dates out when possible, giving fans a week of exclusive access to packages before they go live on ticketing websites. Read the full note below:An update for all those wanting the full King Crimson touring schedule for next year…The exact timing of announcements for shows has to be agreed with the different promoters in different territories. We are also playing festivals, which have their own schedule. Some show-dates and contracts are still being finalized. This means that we cannot announce a full list. We do however insist that the first announcement comes from the DGMLive website, and that we have at least a week in advance to sell Celebration packages where they exist (it is not normally possible at festivals).However…some useful facts, which may help those seeking to read between the lines to draw better conclusions:we are requesting promoters to announce multiple shows at any given venue at the same time (as with the Royal Albert Hall). There are therefore no more public shows booked at any of the venues that have been announced in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and USA. Now that the show in Berlin has been added (which forms part of a festival and so was delayed) the public gig list for UK, Germany and Switzerland is complete.In addition, (as revealed by Robert Fripp on his Facebook page), we expect to be playing France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as well as (hopefully) Holland and Poland.As far as I know (with the possible exception of a festival), there are no further announcements this year…BUT – it could all change. That’s why it’s not announced yet!!!The 2018-2019 iteration of King Crimson features guitarist Robert Fripp as the only original member in the band, along with saxophonist Mel Collins, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Pat Mastelotto, drummer Gavin Harrison, singer Jakko Jakszyk, drummer Bill Rieflin, and drummer Jeremy Stacey. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s official website here.King Crimson — 2019 Tour Dates10 JUN 2019 HAUS AUENSEE Leipzig12 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt13 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt15 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart16 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart18 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London19 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London20 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London29 JUN 2019 ZITADELLE Berlin04 JUL 2019 ROMISCHES THEATER AUGUSTA RAURICA Basel03 SEP 2019 GREEK THEATRE Los Angeles10 SEP 2019 AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Chicago21 SEP 2019 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL New York CityView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Tops Expands ‘Flashfood’ App; Helping Shoppers Save Money, Reduce Waste

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via Apple App Store.JAMESTOWN – A new app that aims to help shoppers save money and reduce food waste is now available to shoppers at Tops Friendly Markets in Chautauqua County.The grocery chain expanded its use of an app called Flashfood.In the app, you will find a variety of items like produce, baked goods, meats and more that are close to the ‘sell-by’ date. You can then buy those items at half off or better.Tops expanded the program in the last couple of weeks, shoppers can now use the app at 33 locations around Western New York Last August, Tops tried the app out at six of its stores. From August through December, 1,000 shoppers helped save 30,000 pounds of waste from landfills.All you have to do is download the free Flashfood app on your smartphone.Then, pick the store you’d like to shop at and then add the items you would like to buy to your online cart. When you head to the store, go to customer service to get help finding your items in a specially marked fridge.last_img read more

Paper Mill Playhouse Honored With Regional Theatre Tony Award

first_img Paper Mill Playhouse will receive this year’s Regional Theatre Tony Award at Broadway’s biggest night on June 12! The Millburn, New Jersey venue has launched national tours and also productions that have gone on to the Great White Way, including Honeymoon in Vegas, Les Misérables, Disney’s Newsies and the upcoming The Bandstand.“Throughout its rich history, Paper Mill Playhouse has established itself as a foundational pre-Broadway venue for new productions and a welcoming home for world-class theatrical revivals. We are ecstatic to recognize their dynamic role in the tri-state area theatre community and unwavering commitment to fostering future Broadway audiences,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, in a statement.A beloved New Jersey arts institution since 1938 and a nationally renowned not-for-profit regional theater, Paper Mill has been consistently recognized for the high-quality artistry of its re-imagined classic musicals as well as its commitment to supporting the development of new works and the careers of Broadway’s best talent and emerging artists both onstage and behind the scenes. Paper Mill Playhouse boasts award-winning access services and outreach initiatives as well as performer training programs that impact more than 35,000 students each year.The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast on CBS. Nominations are scheduled to be announced on May 3. Tony Award View Commentslast_img read more

Douglas: Quebec a key partner in Vermont’s energy future

first_imgBy Governor Jim Douglas July 6, 2011. As Governor of Vermont, one of my first priorities was to strengthen and grow our state’s centuries-long partnership with the Canadian Province of Quebec.  I believed then as I do now that this relationship is critical to the success of our great state. Quebec is our largest trading partner and a significant source of clean, stable and, most importantly, renewable energy from Hydro-Quebec. Not only do we share an international border, but we share a deep cultural and historic connection; indeed many families have relatives on both sides.In December of 2003 I led the first of many delegations north to Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Quebec Premier Jean Charest and I quickly established a professional rapport and close friendship because we both know the importance of the bond our people share. Our Lake Champlain Quadricentennial in 2009 was a great example of how we celebrate our shared history and Franco-American heritage. In recent years Vermont and Quebec worked together on a host of important initiatives. We committed ourselves to improve the quality of Lakes Champlain and Memphremagog; we agreed, with other states and provinces in our region, to reduce emissions into the atmosphere; we entered into an agreement on reciprocity of child support; we instituted enhanced driver’s licenses for easier transit across the border; we conducted joint training drills in emergency preparedness; and we worked on enhancing our cross-border transportation options. One of the most important relationships we have with Quebec is around energy.  I am proud that our energy portfolio is the cleanest in the nation ‘ we emit less in greenhouse gases than any other state ‘and our retail electric rates are the lowest in New England.  This due in large part to the very favorable contracts we have negotiated with our energy partners at Hydro-Quebec. As we look to a new phase in our energy future, the acquisition of our largest utility, Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS), likely by one of two Canadian companies, it is my hope that the focus will remain on what is best for families and employers who struggle everyday to make ends meet. Vermonters are right to measure the outcome of the CVPS acquisition based almost entirely on what it will mean for their electric rates. Two ways to achieve lower rates are to ensure the availability of power and streamlining its delivery to consumers. While Vermont should continue to explore alternative sources of power, it is essential that we maintain a cost-effective supply of baseload electricity.  That means stable, affordable, renewable energy from a source of which we can be proud and a country we can trust. Our neighbors to the north are not an unstable regime far from home; they are a valued ally whose success is integrally tied to our own. A key cost of doing business ‘ especially in manufacturing and other energy-intensive sectors ‘ is electricity. If we’re going to create more good-paying jobs for the next generation of Vermonters, we need to moderate that cost.   We can be proud that all of our utilities, including our two largest, CVPS and Green Mountain Power, have such a great record of service to our people. This is due to the dedication of the countless hard-working Vermonters who make these companies run. But as I have often said, in order for us to realize savings in our small state, whether in education spending, healthcare costs or electric rates, we must seek efficiencies through economies of scale wherever possible. For this reason, as Governor, I supported consolidation of our utilities.  There are few, if any, more meaningful ways to reduce costs among regulated monopolies like utilities. Improving our relationship with Quebec is one of the great accomplishments of my tenure. It is encouraging to see the new administration carry on this important mission. There will be many energy challenges in the future as the demand for electricity grows and, in an increasingly unstable world, it is a great comfort to know that Vermont can look to Quebec as a valued partner and friend.last_img read more

Clips of the Week: SUPs and Surfing Pigs

first_imgThe running theme in this week’ compilation of ‘Clips of the Week’ is adventure. Adventure means different things to different people. For Canadian Bruce Kirby, adventure means navigating a Stand Up Paddle Board through the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. For Brazilian physics teacher André Fatini, riding a bike around the world will have have to suffice.Oh, and there’s also a surfing pig, because who doesn’t love surfing pigs? They definitely blow skateboarding bull dogs out of the water if you ask me.last_img read more

2.2 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Colombian Caribbean Waters

first_img Colombian Coast Guard personnel seized 2.2 tons of cocaine being transported on a speedboat in the Caribbean Sea and arrested the five crew members, one of them Honduran, the Colombian National Navy announced Monday. Units of the Pacific Naval Force located and intercepted the “go-fast” boat, with three outboard motors, when it was at sea near the coast of the Colombian locality of Sapzurro, in the province of Choco. Admiral César Narváez, the commander of the Pacific Naval Force, told AFP that the seizure of the drugs was achieved using intelligence information obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), supplied to the Colombian police. According to that information, the contraband, valued at around US$ 60 million, is believed to belong to the Los Urabeños criminal gang, the Navy’s announcement indicated. The 2.2 tons of cocaine, distributed across 2,200 packages, and the boat’s five crew members were turned over to the local authorities. By Dialogo September 14, 2011last_img read more

Adventures in stock photos – Act 2: Free love dating with pretty people

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andy Janning Andy Janning is a popular keynote speaker at events across the country, a national award-winning expert in talent development, the host of NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, and a … Web: Details In Act 1 of this series, I shared some trends that have emerged from the 1,359 credit union websites the CUPP Research Team visited for The Credit Union Photography Project:90% of credit union websites use at least one stock photo70% of all images cataloged so far — 36,316 as of October 2019 — are stock.Nearly 84% of credit union websites don’t have a single image of an actual member.Big deal, right? Nearly every CU uses stock photos. And since they’re so popular, how bad can they be?Well…A credit union for a particular city’s police officers uses stock photos of police officers to advertise their deposit and loan accounts. The stock police officers uniforms bear insignias from the New York City Police Department. The problem? The credit union is in the southwestern United States.A large credit union in the western United States features a portrait of a beaming middle-age woman who gushes “I LOVE MY CREDIT UNION!” on their website and on billboards across a major metropolitan area. A nice sentiment, certainly, that we’re led to believe came from a real member. It didn’t. It’s actually a “Premium” image in one of the largest stock photo catalogs in the world and currently deployed as the profile picture for three different online life coaches, four food bloggers, one writer, one photography store manager, a customer who gave a glowing testimonial for an online beer-of-the-month club, two paralegals, and one very enthusiastic veterinarian on the east coast.Another credit union uses a stock photo of a man cuddling with his wife to promote their investment services, not realizing a clinic three blocks down the street uses the same photo to promote their treatments for low testosterone.To advertise auto loans, at least 21 credit unions in 3 adjoining states use the very same stock photo of an impossibly happy couple leaping for joy outside of a used car dealership.On their Job Postings pages, at least 16 credit unions use the same stock photo of a happy 20-something woman. What they don’t realize is this same stock photo is featured prominently on hundreds of posts on domestic and overseas websites about “The Best Jobs to Find Single Women,” “How to Meet Women in Real Life,” and “Free Love Dating with Pretty People”.These are neither exceptions nor outliers. They are the smallest of selections of the tens of thousands of awkward and head-scratching uses of stock photos in our industry, each one a direct contradiction to our industry’s stated devotion to personal attention and member focus.I don’t share these to embarrass any specific credit union. That’s why I’m not including the actual stock images in this story, and have changed certain image descriptions to protect identities and reputations.In fairness, I understand the temptation to choose stock over real. Your budget is stretched thin, and quality photos of real people seem like a luxury. Plus, finding the right photographer to translate your vision into reality, planning and executing a shoot, and coordinating the members/employees/locations necessary to make the project viable can seem challenging when you can, with a few clicks, download an endless supply of ready-to-use pretty pictures.I desperately want to change your mind, my friend. I’m tempted to dump more data on you, tell you how swapping just one stock photo for a real one increased website conversions 161%, prove how stock wastes space and hurts your brand, remind you how the esteemed marketing expert Seth Godin recently reminded credit unions about the importance of spotlighting real members, show you the custom photo libraries I’m creating for credit unions with employee headcounts ranging from 11 to over 500…all with the hope of changing how you tell your organization’s story.Or we could try this thought experiment:Pretend that every picture in every frame in your house and in every photo album you own has been replaced with a stock photo. The stock photo is perfectly lit and composed, looks like some vague approximation of you and your family, but definitely isn’t you or anyone you know and love.Imagine the discomfort and confusion in your friends, family, and visitors when they look around your living room and see imposters where your face, their faces, and your shared lives should be. Worse yet, you have no photos hanging on your walls at all, and no photo albums are anywhere to be seen.You defend your impersonal and awkward home decor choices with reasonable-sounding arguments:“Oh, come on! What’s the big deal? They’re just pictures. Don’t get me wrong…I love you! Really, I do! I just don’t have time to find a photographer. Not enough money to afford a good one, either. It’s too big of a hassle to get us all in a picture, to take enough interesting photos to decorate our home, and to find the right ones to hang up and show off. Sure, these stock people aren’t us, but what difference does it make? Look at how pretty and perfect they all look! They match so well with the design and decor of the house. Besides, this is how every other house in the neighborhood has done it for as long as anyone can remember. Now, who wants dinner and some of our legendary member service?!”And we wonder why our market share hasn’t changed in 25 years.We profess love for our members, ask them to love us with their financial lives in return, use terms like “hero” and “partner” and “owner” in our marketing. If those noble words and concepts still mean anything, then it is long past time to hang more member photos on our walls and tell their unique stories.Stepping away from the generic and easy, and investing in the personal and meaningful, isn’t easy. It will take time, talent, treasure, and no small measure of courage. Others in our industry have done it, though. You’ll meet them in Act 3 of this series, coming next month.last_img read more

US faces ‘darkest winter’ if pandemic planning falters: Whistleblower

first_img“What we do must be done carefully with guidance from the best scientific minds. Our window of opportunity is closing. If we fail to improve our response now, based on science, I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged,” Bright said during his testimony.The pandemic has infected nearly 1.4 million people in the United States, gutted the economy and killed more than 82,000.Bright testified to the subcommittee on health that he would “never forget” an e-mail he got in January from a US supplier of medical-grade face masks warning of a dire shortage.”He said ‘we are in deep shit. The world is. We need to act,'” Bright said. “And I pushed that forward to the highest level that I could of HHS and got no response.” Bright testified that the US still lacked a comprehensive plan for ensuring a supply of basic supplies like swabs needed to administer coronavirus tests.Trump, who has been pushing for the US economy to reopen quickly, dismissed Bright as a “disgruntled employee” on Twitter on Thursday morning before the hearing begun.Later on Thursday, Trump told reporters at the White House that he had watched some of Bright’s hearing.”To me he’s nothing more than a really disgruntled, unhappy person,” Trump said, adding that he did not know Bright.”Everything he’s complaining about was achieved,” HHS Secretary Alex Azar told reporters.Earlier this week, leading US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned a Senate committee that a premature lifting of lockdowns could lead to additional outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus. Trump on Wednesday described Fauci’s warning as not acceptable.In a whistleblower complaint filed with a government watchdog last week, Bright said that he warned about the virus in January and was met with hostility from HHS leaders.Bright, who was reassigned to a new government job last month, said he was ousted from BARDA because he resisted efforts to push the drugs hydroxychloroquine and the related chloroquine as cures for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.Bright said in the statement last month that the US government has promoted the medicines as a “panacea” even though they “clearly lack scientific merit.”HHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley has disputed Bright’s account, saying in a statement on Tuesday that he was transferred to a job where he was entrusted to spend around $1 billion to develop diagnostic testing.”We are deeply disappointed that he has not shown up to work on behalf of the American people and lead on this critical endeavor,” Oakley said.Bright testified that he has not started his new government job because he has hypertension and took a medical leave.The House subcommittee was also hearing on Thursday from Mike Bowen, co-owner of Prestige Ameritech, the largest US surgical mask producer.It was Bowen who sent Bright an email in January warning that the United States would run out of medical-grade face masks if it did not ramp up production, according to documents included in Bright’s whistleblower complaint. Topics :center_img A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face “the darkest winter” of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic.Hours after President Donald Trump railed against him on Twitter, whistleblower Rick Bright testified to a US House of Representatives panel about readiness for the outbreak.Bright was removed last month as director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus.last_img read more

Fatal flaws in our bail laws

first_imgNZ Herald 16 Sep 2012A violent gang member was free to kill despite committing crimes while on bail for five consecutive years. Rangi Brown, 41, is one of 398 “hardcore” repeat offenders who committed crimes every year between 2006 and 2010 while on bail, figures released under the Official Information Act show. They include 96 guilty of violence or sex offences. Critics say it is further evidence bail laws are failing. Brown was part of a Black Power group who stabbed 31-year-old Peri Niwa to death in 2008. Brown was found guilty of manslaughter in 2010, after racking up convictions for violent offences including assault with intent to injure and beating up his girlfriend. Even his lawyer, Barry Henderson, said Brown should not have been continually granted bail. “He was always in trouble,” said Henderson, an experienced New Plymouth criminal barrister. “Once he had been charged, he would offend again in the interim. You could call it anti-authority. Bail laws should be tightened up.” read more

Bulldogs Middle School EIAC Cross Country Champs

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won the EIAC conference on Monday. Ean Loichnger won the boys race, followed by Benjamin Moster, 2nd, Will Nuhring, 5th, Vonley Hund, 8th, Aiden Geers, 9th, Lyle Oesterling, 13th, and Will Sherwood, 16th.Tyler Bedel won the Junior Varsity race, followed by Cole Pride, 2nd, Cayden Pohlamn, 3rd, Elliott Mertz, 5th, Tacoma Nicholas, 8th, Carter Walsman, 12th, and Eli Loichinger, 15th.The Batesville Middle School girls won the EIAC conference meet on Monday. Lily Pinckley won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 3rd, Sophie Myers, 5th, Sarah Ripperger, 7th, Maria Lopez, 10th, Katie Olsen, 11th, and Jada Day, 15th.Megan Allgeier won the Junior Varsity race, followed by Madelyn Pohlman, 2nd, Margaret Wilson, 4th, Angela Diaz, 5th, Kaylie Raver, 6th, Josie Meyer, 8th, Lily Meyer, 9th, and Alyssa Linville, 13th.Boys.  Batesville 25, Greensburg 52, Greendale 98, Sunman Dearborn 106, Connersville 113, Benjamin Rush 154, Franklin County 172.Girls.  Batesville 26, Greensburg 47, Sunman Dearborn 72, Connersville 116, South Dearborn 127.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more