Vulfpeck Announces Debut Performance At Madison Square Garden

first_imgVulfpeck is officially bringing their low-volume funk to one of music’s biggest stages: New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden. The band’s MSG debut will go down on Saturday, September 28th. The show will feature support from another Vulf-related band, The Fearless Flyers, marking just their second-ever live performance.Tickets to Vulfpeck at Madison Square Garden will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 1st at noon and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also be available in person on Saturday, February 2nd at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices. For more information visit BoweryPresents.com.Vulfpeck has seen a quick rise to the top over the last few years, hitting some of the country’s most exciting music festivals and stages despite avoiding a traditional approach to touring. The Ann Arbor, MI-bred funk outfit experienced the majority of their early fame on the Internet in response to their clever music videos and unusual digital marketing. Since breaking into the international live music scene, the band—comprised of multi-instrumentalist Jack Stratton, bassist Joe Dart, keyboardist Woody Goss, and drummer/guitarist/vocalist Theo Katzman—has sold out headlining concerts worldwide, including almost all of their North American stops in 2017 and 2018 plus shows in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Glasgow, London, and Dublin. To call Vulfpeck a phenomenon is a huge understatement, as they’ve captured the respect and attention of most living funk lords today. Fans can also assume that regular touring members Cory Wong (guitar), Antwaun Stanley (vocals), and Joey Dosik (keyboards, saxophone) will be on hand for collaborations along with the rest of the band’s talented roster.Related: Vulfpeck Shares Video Of Recent “Dean Town” Collaboration With Chris Thile [Watch]This monumental gig for Vulfpeck is the latest step in the gradual world takeover they’ve waged over the last several years. In late 2018, Vulfpeck released their eighth full-length album, Hill Climber, which has been met with acclaim from fans and critics alike. As of now, the band has only one other performance on the schedule for their 2019 Wisdom of Crowds tour, though one that’s no less exciting—a sold-out Red Rocks blowout with support from Khruangbin and Cory Henry on Thursday, May 9th.last_img read more

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For freshmen, food for thought

first_img Related As new freshmen spread through Harvard and the surrounding neighborhoods, food options do too, whether in dining halls, restaurants, late-night convenience stores, or departmental receptions. A Harvard dietitian has advice for students fully in charge of their diets for the first time: learn. Don’t worry too much, and remember that food is supposed to be enjoyable.Michelle Gallant, a nutritionist at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), said students come to campus from such a wide range of countries, cultures, and culinary backgrounds that the common freshman dietary trend as the fall waxes and wanes may simply be that it’s time to be uncommon, that it’s a time of change.Food may be more abundant, less familiar, and more diverse than it was at home. Mealtimes may be different. Athletes have to make sure they’re eating right — and enough — to fuel their physical expenditures. There will also be new opportunities for social eating, and, with College students’ famously late bedtimes, there may be moments to squeeze in an extra meal, whether it’s needed or not.“It’s a tremendous transition time,” Gallant said.As a result, Gallant said that freshmen sometimes come to HUHS for advice on how to navigate the dining halls, how to fit unfamiliar foods into their diets, what to do about digestive concerns, or stressed over changing habits. In addition to formal office visits, she recommends that students stop by during “dinners with a dietitian” or other informational programs run in the dining halls, and that those with food allergies make sure to talk to their dining managers. Food for thought More than meals attract students to Harvard’s varied dining halls For those without specific health concerns, Gallant said it can be counterproductive to overanalyze diets, to count calories, to eat by focusing on a specific food group — whether to include or exclude it — or to embrace what she called “rule-based” eating. For example, she said, one popular diet restricts carbohydrates, but they are an important energy source for the brain.“It’s a balance,” Gallant said. “Enjoy food. Avoid skipping meals. Tune in to your body’s own signals of hunger and fullness. We’re trying to avoid rigid thinking about food.”With a population of high-achieving students, used to striving for academic perfection, too tight a focus on food rules can rob the joy from meals and potentially foster anxiety at the table.“Eating is one of life’s pleasures,” Gallant said. “Enjoying food means you’re well.”Harvard abounds with food-related resources, from Harvard University Dining Services’ (HUDS) “Recipes From Home” web form for those who want to share a favorite dish, to The Nutrition Source website at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health highlighting the latest dietary science, to a certified sports nutritionist available to counsel athletes, to the University’s Science and Cooking lecture series (kicking off Sept. 5), to the “Eaters Digest” newsletter from the Food Literacy Project, to a steady research drumbeat of scientific findings about diet and health.With all these available resources, Food Literacy Project manager Carolyn Chelius encouraged incoming freshmen to satisfy their curiosity about food and learn, in particular, about nutrition and availability — where and how food is grown — and its social and community aspects. The project itself consists of three areas: a paid student fellowship, a weekly farmer’s market on the Science Center plaza (Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m.), and events and programs open to the public. The project also partners with the student-run community garden on Mount Auburn Street outside of Lowell House, whose produce is donated to local charities.Students interested in becoming more involved in such efforts can apply to be food literacy fellows, whose job Chelius said is to “learn more and engage their peer community on topics around the food system.” That mandate translates into organizing educational events and cooking demonstrations in the residence halls, attendance at other food-related events, such as tours of local farms and suppliers, and highlighting food-related issues on campus.“It’s important to learn as much as possible,” Chelius said.last_img read more

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Annual hackathon promotes creative problem-solving

first_imgTeams of undergraduate students will design, create and present a digital application to improve the Notre Dame community in the fourth annual Hesburgh Library Hackathon this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“We want this to be an inclusive event,” emerging technologies librarian and Hackathon co-chair Randy Harrison said. “It’s totally fine if this is your first experience with coding. We want students to see the resources in the library and see the library as a central hub for intellectual activity.”At its conception in 2016, the Hackathon drew about 20 participants. This year, the Hackathon is expected to register approximately 80-100 students and reward larger prizes, starting with $5,000 for first place. Students will register on Friday evening in the Hesburgh Library, form teams and start developing ideas for their app until the library closes at 11 p.m. Teams will continue creating their products when the library opens on Saturday until its closure at midnight. Competitors finalize projects and presentations Sunday morning. Lightning talks and judging will occur Sunday afternoon. The theme for this year’s event is “Synergy: Holistic Solutions for the Whole Student.” Through this framework, students will develop code, attend lightning tutorials and work together in diverse groups of two to four students that develop the app from start to finish. “As a first-year, Moreau helps you see the student as larger than just grades,” Harrison said. “This is a big part of the first-year curriculum. We complement this with the Hackathon, where students build apps towards that theme. They can make apps that help students find study buddies on campus and succeed as a student in the broadest term.”An integral objective of the Hackathon is to raise students’ awareness of the technology and resources that are available at the library. Additionally, Harrison said, the event will help increase students’ digital literacy and help them grow more apt at using the library as a tool for research. “Hackathons are great places for students to learn coding skills and work with other people,” Harrison said. “When you have the opportunity to get students involved in active learning and building stuff, you learn so much more than just a simple curriculum. You’re faced with real-world problems. It helps teach lateral thinking, which helps you figure out how to get around a wall once you’ve hit it.”The goals of the Hackathon include promoting scholarship and research, enhancing educational experiences and development, bolstering digital programs and services, transforming library spaces and building a culture of continual improvement and service quality. “What has changed since the beginning is our ability to fulfill these goals,” Harrison said. “When we ask teams to develop apps that help students here at Notre Dame, that goes back into the larger ecosystem of information and applications on campus. The library is just a part of that. The apps are about making campus and the world a better place. The information ecosystem becomes richer, and that gets back to the library.”Throughout the weekend, coaches are available to support student developers in strategy, coding mishaps, methodology, design and presentation practices. Judging on Sunday will evaluate five key areas of students’ projects: innovation, impact, usability, teamwork and presentation. The judges hail from several different disciplines across campus, such as RecSports, Information and Communications Technologies, digital collections and outreach. Presentations are expected to take under five minutes. After the competition is over, competitors will be provided with the chance to develop their apps further through the IDEA Center. Additionally, competitors have opportunities to further engage with the technology community through the South Bend Code School and other local hackathons. Competitors are “becoming-professionals,” Harrison said.“They’re doing everything a professional would do. They’re making things and putting them in front of other people,” he said. “We want a gamut of students because it’s a win for everyone involved — this Hackathon is valuable for all different types of people.”Tags: computer hacking, Computer science, technologylast_img read more

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Sex with Strangers, Starring Anna Gunn & Billy Magnussen, Extends Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments In Sex With Strangers, sex blogger Ethan (Magnussen) tracks down his idol, a gifted but obscure novelist named Olivia (Gunn). Their attraction turns to sex as they inch closer to getting what they want. The drama challenges the dark side of ambition and the near impossibility of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Sex With Strangers Related Shows Sex with Strangers, which officially opened at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on July 30, will extend its off-Broadway run. Laura Eason’s steamy drama, which stars Emmy winner Anna Gunn and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen, will now play through August 31; it had initially been set to shutter on August 24. Sex With Strangers is directed by David Schwimmer. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 31, 2014last_img read more

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We’re In the Spirits World

first_imgIt’s a fine time to be a Southerner. That’s a scientific fact and here’s the evidence: 1) Chicks dig bowties again 2) The craft distillery trend is in full swing below the Mason Dixon. Distilling laws are shifting in the South, and once again, hooch is flowing from the Appalachians. Take a trip into the hills and, with a little research, you’ll likely find an incorporated group of dudes and dudettes working up some fire water in copper stills. And there’s no hooch like Southern hooch. That’s another scientific fact. Yes sir, it’s a good time to be us.Take Smooth Ambler Spirits. I stumbled across this small, but ambitious craft distiller in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia on my way up to Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The distillery is only a few years old but is already making waves in the “Spirit World.” Its Old Scout bourbon won the gold last year for best Artisan Merchant Bottled Whiskey from the American Distilling Institute, and went on to get high praise from Wine Spectator as well. You can’t find the stuff on the shelves because it sells out so quickly.Smooth Ambler uses local mountain water, local grain, even local botanicals when crafting its bourbon, gin, and vodka. I like the “cut of their jib” so to speak, but I really like their Greenbrier Gin. If you’re a gin purist, you might find it a little too citrusy and fragrant for a straight martini, but it’s the bee’s knees in a gin and tonic, or even better in the Gin and Ginger that was recommended to me when I toured the distillery.Gin lovers should check out my Gin and Ginger recipe below. Whiskey lovers should look for Smooth Ambler’s Old Scout 10, their highly anticipated 10-year old bourbon, hitting the shelves soon. And if you’re a lover of both gin and whiskey, get your hands on their Barrel-Aged Gin, which is born after Greenbrier Gin sits in Old Scout barrels for three months. The result is the best of both worlds, particularly when you use it as the base of classic cocktails. Ask your local liquor store to pick up Smooth Ambler. Or just make a trip to the distillery. Like I said, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is right around the corner. Liquor+Lift Served Mountain Biking=A Great Weekend.Gin and Ginger2 oz Greenbrier Gin from Smooth Ambler4 oz Ginger ale (if you can find it, get small-batch Blenheim Ginger Ale, which is made in South Carolina, of course)Juice of half a limelast_img read more

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5 ways to be a better delegator

first_img 49SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details There comes a time when you have to delegate tasks and responsibilities. When that time comes, you want the process to be smooth and the results to be positive. If you’re in the process of delegating, here are a few tips for making that process more effective.Give the right tasks to the right people: When delegating tasks (no matter how routine they are), you want to be sure that they’re given to the correct person. If the task takes certain skills, you need to be sure you’re giving the responsibility to someone who has the skillset to get the job done. Don’t just give the job to someone who needs more to do. This can backfire on you very quickly.Don’t be afraid to train: Occasionally, there may not be a perfect candidate for the task you want to delegate. If this happens, figure out who has the most potential for success and train them to do the job. This will pay off in the long run because you’ll be able to delegate similar tasks to the employee that you’ve invested in. You’re also developing the employee into something greater, and that’s always a positive.Give thorough instructions: You can’t expect success if you don’t explain what success looks like. Make sure any employee who’s been delegated new responsibilities knows how to define a successful completion of the task. You don’t have to tell them how to do it (more on that in a second) but be sure they’re clear on the end goal.Trust your staff: If you don’t trust your team, you won’t be able give away the reigns on anything. If your team is capable and prepared, they’ll be able to get the result that you want. A lack of trust will lead to micromanaging and stress. Give your team the freedom to get the job done and let them worry about how they get to the finish line.Check-in: If you want to see how an employee is doing with a new task, feel free to check-in, just don’t turn into a “helicopter boss.” Keep it quick and simple, ask how things are going, and volunteer any help if needed. This will let your employees know that you want to be supportive and that you also believe in them. This will make you a popular boss.last_img read more

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Binghamton Police investigate reports of possible burglary at Elementary School

first_imgPolice say there is no danger to the students and staff. (WBNG) BINGHAMTON- Several Binghamton Police Department cars were spotted outside of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Friday morning. According to the Binghamton Police Department they are investigating a possible burglary that happened early Friday morning at the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates throughout the day. As of 8:30 a.m., students were being allowed inside of the building. last_img

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HOW: Storytelling is the key to a good marketing message to bring a customer to yourself

first_imgThe sequel to the first day of the HOW Festival contained three lectures, and we bring a brief summary and main conclusions.Consumer psychology in tourism – The most important thing is to know who your customer isBehavioral marketing expert and founder – Promosapeins – the first behavioral agency in the Adriatic region, specializing in consumer psychology, Dalibor Šumiga, opened a lecture at Hotel Operations Weekend 2017 to which no one was immune.Explaining the path of the consumer, the way the customer’s brain goes through the experience and presenting examples from the hotel industry, the audience followed with interest facts such as the dream phase in which a potential customer spends the most time before deciding to buy, or in this case, book accommodation. and travel.In marketing noise, as he states, you will stand out with a unique and good story. Storytelling is the key to a good marketing message that will bring the customer to yourself. The rest is by no means negligible, because in the digital age, one customer can tell their user experience, instead of a few, to millions today with just a few mouse clicks. If you recognize what your customer wants, not only will he be loyal, but he will also become your ambassador.During the lecture, Šumiga emphasized the sentence: “If you want to understand how animals live, you don’t go to the Zoo. You go to the jungle. ”Digital trends in the hotel industry – Who will prepare hoteliers for digital trends and the improvement of the work system?The digitalization of the hotel industry was the top topic on the first day of the HOW Festival at the Falkensteiner Spa Hotel Iadera. Lecturer Sylvia Dudek, program manager of METRO Accelerator, talks about the METRO Accelerator program itself in the direction of taking advantage of what is already there. Users have smartphones and over 50% of them want to have service over their phone. Dudek notes that hotel reservations begin with digital availability and reviews. METRO Accelerator prepares and trains staff according to digital solutions, and the program itself is divided into four phases:Selection (marketing insight)Mentoring (competitive advantage)BIZ Construction (tested products with users)User successIt can be concluded that METRO not only follows the trends in the hotel industry, but is also far ahead of what our hoteliers, according to the program presented at the Festival, certainly benefit from.Digitization of business – impact on hotel operations – Is it time for a great revolution?  The young entrepreneur, owner of the Salzburg hotel, and founder of the software company hotelkit, Marius Donhauser, with his dynamic lecture on the first day of the Hotel Operations Weekend Festival showed how big the change of jobs will be. Hotelkit distributes its software in more than 400 independent hotels and helps them optimize their daily business. As Donhauser argues, we are facing a change in jobs in the hotel industry that we have not seen since the Industrial Revolution.We had the opportunity to see Google Voice Assistant, Sava the hostess as well as many other artificial intelligences that make the catering business easier. While everything we’ve seen looked exciting, Donhauser warns that one should be careful with new technologies. However, it is the man who gave this presentation today.The second day opened with workshops for the Reception and Food and Beverage Department. Piet Boogert, General Manager of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, ​​General Manager Thierry Kremper from Novotel Sarajevo Bristol and Nenad Nizić, owner of Vestibul Palaca, presented how the reception can bring tourists closer to the local experience. Participants were also given examples of good practice on “How hotel bars can be profitable” and “How technology is implemented in the reception”. On the second day, 12 workshops were held, and the Festival, in addition to the aforementioned departments, also dedicated itself to the Departments of Wellness, Marketing and Sales, Technology and Household. The festival gathers over 500 participants, and hoteliers state that HOW, although organized for the first time, has aroused great interest and achieved great success.last_img read more

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PREMIUMOdd-even parking restrictions deter drivers on Central Jakarta’s busy roads

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Car drivers have found it difficult to find parking spaces after the Jakarta administration implemented an odd-even parking system on Jl. Gajah Mada and Jl. Hayam Wuruk in Central Jakarta. The expansion of the odd-even policy to the two roads is part of an effort ease traffic congestion. “It has been difficult to find parking spaces on the side of the road after the administration implemented the odd-even parking system, especially since the parking lots in front of the buildings on the road are not very spacious,” Yanto, a 35-year-old company driver said after parking his car on Jl. Gajah Mada last week.The administration has enforced the odd-even parking policy on the two streets since Jan. 31 following the introduction of the odd-even driving policy on 25 roads across the city in September of last year. The new on-site parking regulation allows only cars with … Topics : Facebook Google Linkedin odd-even-license-traffic-policy Central-Jakarta traffic traffic-congestion public-transportationlast_img read more

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BREAKING: Indonesian transportation minister tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgBudi reportedly attended a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.Pratikno said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had appointed Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan as ad interim transportation minister.Gatot Subroto Army Hospital doctors said Budi’s condition was improving. (kmt/mfp)Topics : Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has tested positive for COVID-19.State Secretary Pratikno announced on Saturday evening that Budi was identified as Case 76 in a previous Health Ministry announcement and was being treated at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital.He declined to say when Budi had been admitted to the hospital or when he had likely been infected.last_img

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