Watch Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis And Nahko Bear Jam Out On Acoustics

first_imgRecently premiering on the Frendly Presents network, this fun video shows Twiddle guitarist Mihali Savoulidis and Nahko Bear from Nahko & Medicine For The People in an intimate acoustic session. The two Skype in some random guests for one of the greatest acoustic mash-ups yet!Enjoy the video below:Be sure to catch Twiddle on tour this fall, alongside The Werks. Their TWERK tour kicks off tomorrow, October 8th, and you can see the full schedule below:Twiddle and The Werks ‘TWERK TOUR’ Dates:10/8    Asbury Park, NJ    Stone Pony10/9    Philadelphia, PA    TLA10/10    Baltimore, MD    Ram’s Head Live10/11    Richmond, VA    The Broadberry10/12    Asheville, NC    New Mountain Asheville10/13    Chattanooga, TN    Revelry Room10/14    Athens, GA    Georgia Theatre10/15    Birmingham, AL    WorkPlay10/16    New Orleans, LA    The Parish at House of Blues10/22    Dallas, TX    Trees10/23    Rockdale, TX    Art Outside10/24    Houston, TX    Warehouse Live10/27    Columbia, MO    Rose Music Hall10/28    St. Louis, MO    Old Rock House10/29    Urbana, IL    The Canopy Club10/30    Grand Rapids, MI    The Stache10/31    Chicago, IL    Bottom Lounge11/1    Chicago, IL    Chop Shop11/3    Iowa City, IA    Blue Moose Tap House11/4    Omaha, NE    Waiting Room11/5    Kansas City, MO    The Riot Room11/6    Fort Collins, CO    Aggie Theatre11/7    Boulder, CO    Boulder Theater11/10    Seattle, WA    Tractor Tavern11/11    Portland, OR    Star Theater11/12    Eugene, OR    The WOW Hall11/13    San Francisco, CA    The Independent11/14    Crystal Bay, NV    Crystal Bay Club11/19    Bloomington, IN    Bluebird Nightclub11/20    Columbus, OH    Newport Music Hall11/21    Cleveland, OH    The Beachland Ballroom & Tavernlast_img read more

Watch Dave Grohl Join The Bird And The Bee For Van Halen Cover On ‘The Late Late Show’ [Video]

first_imgOn Wednesday night, indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee welcomed drummer Dave Grohl for a cover of Van Halen‘s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” on The Late Late Show with James Corden.The duo—comprised of singer Inara George and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin—are gearing up to release their latest studio effort, Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen, which is set for release on Friday, August 2nd. The album of Van Halen covers is the follow up to 2015’s Hall & Oates tribute, Recreational Love, and features Beck on a rendition of “Hot For Teacher”.With Grohl holding down a hard-hitting beat, George lays down a tender vocal touch on “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” backed by Kurstin’s energetic work on the piano. Watch The Bird and the Bee offer up their rendition of Van Halen’s 1978 tune with Dave Grohl on The Late Late Show with James Corden below:The Bird and the Bee ft. Dave Grohl – “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” [Video: The Late Late Show with James Corden]Kurstin shared his thoughts on the forthcoming album in a press release. He explained,When I want to listen to hard-rock music there’s still nothing that hits me like they do. Every time I hear them it takes me back to when I first found them on the radio, and it felt so dangerous to me—like they were from a whole other world. It would be so great if people who would never usually listen to Van Halen heard this record, and then ended falling in love with them too.The duo will embark on a 15-date tour in support of their Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen release, which will include a tour-opening performance at Los Angeles, CA’s John Anson Ford Theater on August 2nd. Grohl and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails) are set to join the duo in L.A.For a full list of The Bird and the Bee’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Eight-Year-Old Killed, Three Injured in Alabama Mall Shooting

first_imgHoover Mayor Frank Brocato said he visited with the boy’s parents Friday evening. “We don’t know at this point what led to the shooting or how many gunmen were involved,” police Capt. Gregg Rector said in an earlier news release. Fatal shooting inside Hoover mall “This was just a very senseless tragedy and of course they are devastated by this,” Brocato said. He asked residents in the city to pray for the family. “He was bright, articulate, and very convincing. We even tried to convince him to become a lawyer,” former assistant principal Van James said in the school system statement. The Bessemer City School system identified the 8-year-old victim as Royta Giles Jr. (pronounced Roy-TAY Jyles), who would have been a third grader this fall at Jonesboro Elementary School. Multiple shots were reported fired, police said. Hoover Police Chief Nick Derzis said the child was killed in the afternoon shooting at the Riverchase Galleria. The police chief said a girl and two adults were also hospitalized after the shooting. Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Hoover, Ala., that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. (Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP) HOOVER, Ala. (AP) – An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Annalisa Pope, who works at Hollister in the mall, told WBMA-TV in a telephone interview that she heard six to seven shots that “sounded like they were coming from every direction.” The school system described him as “a smart child, who was a jewel, with big dreams of someday entering the music industry.”center_img The mall was evacuated after the shooting. “It wasn’t just one or two,” Pope said. “That’s what got me off guard. They (the shots) just kept going.” The mall in suburban Birmingham was the site of a 2018 police shooting where an officer fatally shot a Black man with a gun after mistaking him for the gunman in an earlier shooting at the mall. The shooting of 21-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. prompted a series of protests at the mall. The Alabama attorney general’s office cleared the officer, saying he acted “reasonably under the circumstances” in the encounter that spanned approximately five seconds. Hoover police asked anyone was in the mall who witnessed the shooting to call authorities. Police did not give a motive for the shooting near the food court inside the mall. Derzis said police are working promising leads, but did not say if they had identified suspects. “This is certainly a tragic situation when you have an innocent child who gets caught in the middle of an altercation between others,” Derzis said. All contents © copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “It felt so close,” she said. “It was so surreal. It doesn’t even feel real right now. You wouldn’t expect something like that to happen out of nowhere on a normal, Friday afternoon.” Authorities continue their investigation of a shooting at Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Hoover, Ala., that left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized. (Carol Robinson/The Birmingham News via AP)last_img read more

Best Bets for the Weekend: Candy canes, concerts and the Polar Express

first_imgSanta comes to Shawnee Indian Mission. Photo credit: City of FairwayDare I say things are already starting to wind down for the holiday break? Also – is anyone else just learning that candy cane hunts are now a thing?Say it ain’t so! The Grinch is planning on stealing all of the candy canes from Beverly Park in Mission on Thursday night – they must be found during the Grinch Candy Cane Hunt before it’s too late. Those who accomplish their mission can enjoy some hot cocoa and a viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Sylvester Powell Community Center.For (presumably) less screaming, check out the Overland Park Civic Band Holiday Concert at the Bell Cultural Events Center in Olathe, also on Thursday evening. Now in its 81st season this free and relaxing concert is filled with holiday favorites.On Friday night it’s Canes, Cocoa and a Claus at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway. Bring your flashlight on Friday to participate in a candy cane hunt in the Christmas Tree Forest. Afterwards children can make an ornament and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.Also on Friday night, watch dreams come true when the Polar Express comes to Baldwin City. Tickets include entertainment, cocoa, an ornament and more than a little Christmas magic.last_img read more

Medical office condo sells in Avondale for $750K

first_imgGPE Commercial Advisors announced the sale of a 3,756 SF medical office condo located at 10750 W. McDonald Rd., Ste. F600 in Avondale. The property sold for $750,000 ($192/SF).Senior Vice President Bret Isbell represented the seller, McDowell Asset Management, L.L.C.. Doug Searle of Strategic Commercial represented the buyers, Paul and Linda Gentilotti. Sheila Hunter with First American Title closed the transaction.last_img

Study finds being poor places heavy burden on mental capacity

first_imgThe Globe and Mail: Poverty is like a tax on the brain, a team of researchers has reported, because it imposes a measurable burden on the mental capacity of those who must struggle with it day after day.The result, part of a study of cognitive reasoning across income groups, may explain why low-income people seem to have a harder time with certain tasks that require focus or planning and appear to make decisions that work against their best interests. It also suggests that policies and programs designed to help the poor improve their lot may not be successful if they do not take into account how much brain power is used simply in the act of trying to get by with scarce resources.…“If you’re dealing with having to pay the rent or face eviction, you don’t have the mental luxury of saying: ‘I’ll deal with that tomorrow,” said team member Eldar Shafir, a behavioral economist at Princeton University.Dr. Shafir, whose work is supported by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, is co-author of a new book that explores the theory of mental bandwidth called Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.In a separate perspective piece in Science, Kathleen Vohs, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis who was not involved with the study, called the work “eye-opening.” Observing that “the lives of poor people are filled with land mines of desire, trade-offs and self-control dilemmas,” she said governments and organizations need to recognize the drain on mental reserves when imposing administrative tasks on low-income groups. That could mean designing better application forms, or making banking and other financial transactions more automated to help reduce mental overload.Read the whole story: The Globe and Mail More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Brief postnatal blindness triggers long-lasting reorganization in the brain

first_imgShare on Facebook Email A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if the visual restoration is completed well before the baby reaches one year of age, researchers at the University of Trento, McMaster University, and the University of Montreal revealed today in Current Biology.Scientists have long known that the functional neural architecture for perception and cognition strongly depends upon plasticity: in other words, our brain has the capacity to change and adapt as a result of experience. As a number of neuroimaging studies show, the early onset of permanent blindness alters the response of the neurons of the visual cortex and causes a cortical compensatory re-organization in the occipital lobe. This lobe, where visual functions are typically located, becomes active during the processing of auditory stimuli. The recruitment of visual areas for auditory tasks is sometimes thought to underlie the better performance in processing inputs from other senses observed in congenitally blind people.What was not clear yet was whether a short and transient period of postnatal visual deprivation is sufficient to trigger crossmodal reorganization that persists after years of visual experience. In order to answer that question, the researchers characterized the brain responses to auditory stimuli in 11 adults who had been treated for congenital cataracts in both eyes. These adults had been deprived of all patterned vision from birth until the cataracts were removed surgically and the eyes fitted with appropriate contact lenses that restored nearly normal visual input. The age at treatment varied from 9 days to just under 8 months of age. The control group consisted of 11 visually normal adults. Share Share on Twittercenter_img LinkedIn Pinterest “The cataract-recovery participants had been blind for less than 8 months, but their blindness occurred at birth, during the most sensitive period for brain development. They showed enhanced auditory-driven activity in focal visual regions”, explained study leader Olivier Collignon, who undertook the work at University of Trento and the University of Montreal. “Thus, a short and transient period of visual deprivation early in life leads to enduring large-scale crossmodal reorganization of the brain circuitry typically dedicated to vision. This compellingly highlights the role early postnatal experience plays in shaping the functional architecture of the brain”.Crossmodal plasticity in the case of blindness is a vital brain mechanism for compensating for visual deprivation, but the mechanism can have also negative effects on visual restoration, because it might interfere, to a certain extend, with the optimal resettlement of the regained sensory inputs. “Crossmodal plasticity may therefore be considered as a two-edged sword”, Collignon added. The existence of auditory responses in the occipital cortex of cataract-recovery patients, as observed in the study, therefore poses crucial questions regarding how these non-visual inputs coexist or even interfere with visual functions. Olivier Collignon and his collaborators are now investigating further how this crossmodal reorganization might contribute to the impaired visual abilities observed in cataract-reversal patients. Resolving this crucial question may impact on how visual training programs are developed for visual restoration.last_img read more

DST Names Marketing Director

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  MISSION VIEJO, CA — DST Inc., a provider of parts supply chain technology solutions, has named John Hamminga to the newly created position of marketing director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hamminga has held several senior level marketing positions in service and parts technology based firms during his twenty year career in the automotive and truck aftermarket. In his most recent role, as owner of Chicago-based technology marketing consulting firm JH & Associates, Hamminga worked closely with clients including DST in developing and implementing marketing initiatives to enhance market presence. The appointment is in line with the company’s agressive plans to help businesses throughout the supply chain improve performance and profitablity, DST stated in a release. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Joseph “Corky” Coker Recieves “Wally” Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementPosted June 29, 2005, 9 a.m. EST CHATTANOOGA, TN — Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) chairman and Coker Tire Company president Joseph “Corky” Coker was honored with a “Wally” Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd annual Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion’s public reception. Hosted at the Bowling Green Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY, the reception was part of the popular weekend event that included a cruise night, memorabilia auction, “Show and Shine” and NHRA vintage drag racing. The award, named for National Hot Rod Association founder Wally Parks, acknowledged Coker’s unrelenting commitment and dedication to the preservation and expansion of the sport along with his work to ensure that events like the Hot Rod Reunion continue. “Today, I’m honored to be a ‘car guy’,” said Coker. “SEMA was founded with wonderful companies like Holley, Edelbrock and Crain, who have worked closely with us to help ensure that we can continue to enjoy our cars as we always have. I urge hot rodders everywhere to take action to support their hobby and their sport so that future generations can experience the thrills, sights, and sounds we’ve come to love. In the face of legislation that seeks to regulate or curtail our sport, we cannot take anything for granted. We need to be vigilant and protect our rights.” AdvertisementCoker’s impassioned plea received a rousing round of applause. Afterwards he urged attendees to visit the SEMA Action Network booth to keep abreast of developments that could possibly adversely affect their sport. The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by DuPont Automotive Finishes, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, which houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars that represent more than half a century of drag racing, dry lakes and salt flats racers, oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Workforce Solutions Department Funding Will Support Training For High-Demand Jobs At LANL And N3B

first_imgBy ARIN MCKENNA Valley Daily PostNew Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the Department of Higher Education, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B), Northern New Mexico College and University of New Mexico–Los Alamos held a joint press conference Tuesday at NNMC to announce a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B.“This is a game changer,” said Northern New Mexico College President Richard J. Bailey. “It’s a game changer for the way we do business. It’s a game changer for economic development. It’s a game changer for how higher ed and major employers can partner in ways that lift the standard of living for everybody: not just the people who are in this program and their families but for everybody. And when you have an entire community that’s lifted up by this type of collaboration, that’s something that’s truly worth celebrating.”Students will be trained for high-demand jobs as radiological control technicians (RCTs) and nuclear-trained operators. The financial support comes through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and through apprenticeship funding. Funding will assist students with tuition and salary dollars.RCTs and nuclear-trained operators play a vital role at both LANL and N3B by monitoring activities and ensuring that operations are safe and comply with policies and procedures. Employees in these fields have a $42,000 starting salary and can advance to a salary of more than $100,000.NMDWS funding will support tuition for 30 of the initial cohort of 40 students, with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and LANL funding the other 10.NNMC has partnered with LANL to offer a two-year associate degree in Radiation Protection, which will provide RCT career opportunities at the lab.“The laboratory really has an acute need right now for radiological technicians. They play a critical role in carrying out our operations,” LANL Director Thom Mason said. “And this is an area where we have a strong demand now and see a strong demand into the future.”LANL had 1,399 open positions as of two weeks ago, with many of those being RCT positions, Mason said.“The things that are being announced today I hope are the beginning of a trend,” Mason said. “I can see more areas where it’s going to be necessary to sit down with the educational institutions and figure out what the skills we need are and structure a program that can be modeled on what we’re doing here.”In partnership with NNMC and courses offered at the DOE’s National Training Center, N3B will offer a 22-month state-registered apprenticeship program to train nuclear operators, with an initial cohort of five students. Combining approximately 2,500 hours of instruction and on the job training, successful graduates should receive 50 college credit hours and a program certificate.“The apprenticeship program that we’re starting has a lot of legs to it, a lot of vision going forward with where we’re going with that,” said N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan. He added that N3B-Los Alamos’ parent company has had a successful apprenticeship program in place for more than 100 years, which the New Mexico program is modeled after.“Back in our home office the apprentices that come out are about 40 percent of the executive leadership team,” Morgan said. “So it is truly a pathway to get to where you need to get to.”N3B and UNM-LA are offering a 12-week intensive academic program taught at UNM-LA by senior N3B radiological protection personnel, with several hours of hands-on fieldwork under the direct supervision of qualified RCTs. This 10-credit-hour RCT “boot-camp” is a non-registered apprenticeship program for 10 students leading to a certificate in Radiation Control.“I had a chance to meet with some of the students in the program Monday and find out a little bit about their backgrounds,” UNM-LA CEO Cynthia Rooney said. “And to know that we are changing lives for individuals, providing new opportunities, it’s so exciting.”New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley celebrated the model for the training and apprenticeship programs, which will allow students to get an education without going into debt.“We’re calling this type of thing Earn While You Learn with the Three P’s,” McCamley said. “We want people to get paid while they’re learning. We want them to get a decent paper at the end of their process showing that they have a certain amount of skills and we want them to have a full-time position waiting for them.”This was the second initiative launched this year, under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, that is focused on providing alternative pathways to well-paying jobs other than obtaining a bachelor’s degree, McCamley said.“Governor Lujan Grisham believes passionately and strongly in an economy that works for everyone…(she) believes strongly in building a diverse and flexible way for all of our students to get this education, lead good lives and build their communities,” McCamley said. “We need pathways that allow people to say, ‘I want to stay here in New Mexico. I don’t want to have to go to Dallas or Denver or Phoenix to find good work. I want to be able to get the education I need, the skills I need and the jobs that will allow me to do well right here in the state.’”Secretary of Higher Education Kate O’Neill urged students present at the event Tuesday to help promote the program.“You are the best spokespeople for this person, so please help get the word out,” O’Neill said. “Let folks know that this is going on. The best evidence that we have that these collaborations are really proactive and positive and work is the word that you put out there to folks.”Newly enrolled students were a major focus at Tuesday’s event.“This is really leading to a future for me: a future career at the labs, a future career at N3B that is pushing me to new heights beyond where I was at before,” said Jeremy Salazar, who is participating in the RCT bootcamp.Nearly every speaker commented on how quickly the program had come together and on a desire for future collaborations.“That is an example of what can happen when there is this kind of synergy, when you have the whole becoming more than the sum of its parts. So that is higher ed, workforce, the labs: everybody coming together to combine resources and get where we need to go,” O’Neill said. “We look forward to more collaborations such as this, and we are poised and ready on behalf of higher ed to think outside the box and work with you all on the kinds of initiatives like this that we need to be doing more of.”LANL Director Thom Mason mentioned that the Lab has 1,399 open positions, many of them in RCT. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostN3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan said that the N3B-Los Alamos parent company has had a successful apprenticeship program for more than 100 years. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostUNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney said she is pleased with how the new program ‘is changing lives for individuals’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNew Mexico Department of Workforce solutions Secretary Bill McCamley. Workforce Solutionsis providing funding for the RCT program, which will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Kate O’Neill announced that her department is‘poised and ready on behalf of higher ed to think outside the box and work with you all on the kinds of initiatives like this that we need to be doing more of’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNNMC President Richard J. Bailey called this new collaboration a ‘game changer’. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily PostNNMC Assistant Professor Scott Braley demonstrates some of the equipment used in the training program. The equipment is all on loan from LANL. Photo by Arin McKenna/Valley Daily Post Officials and students gather Tuesday morning at NNMC for the announcement of a new program funded by Workforce Solutions that will train more than 50 area students for high-paying jobs at with LANL and N3B. 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