St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half the City [Review]

first_imgThe Commitments put it best when they said: “Try a little tenderness.” Finding balance between gusto and restraint is what makes great bands great; in the case of soul, the balance must be between emotional sincerity and practical implementation. Half The City, the debut album from St. Paul & The Broken Bones from Birmingham, AL, packs a huge wallop of old-school soul into 12 impeccably-written songs worthy of partying til sunup. Lead vocalist Paul Janeway singlehandedly carries the banner of decades of soul with his impassioned, timeless voice. From the opening riffs of “I’m Torn Up” it is clear that you’re headed into serious waters.Many bands have tried to sustain the power of soul music done right, but few achieve the balance of heavy and light that St. Paul & The Broken Bones have. Some moments are so good, it’s instinctual: they find melodies that make your ear need to hear it go a certain way – they tease you with the briefest of instrumental interludes – and they give you exactly what you want, better than you imagined it yourself, with Janeway delivering more than you think he could, every time. The Broken Bones are a fearsome band, as tight as they need to be to balance a busy horn section with slinky guitar riffs and an impeccable sense of timing and space that allows them to work around and through Janeway’s signature howl, lifting him up to build a vertiable tower of soul.Half The City is also perfectly sequenced. The self-referential power ballad “Broken Bones & Pocket Change” lingers on the edge of feeling before leaping into insatiable groove-rocker “Sugar Dyed” in a seamless emotional transition. There’s never a change too abrupt; it’s as organic a record as one could ask for in an age of sterilized singles. Each track is a winner, fit for both radio play and fierce dance halls.The band is checking off all the right boxes on the path to soul greatness, recording their fiery debut at the legendary Fame Studios in Alabama, instrumental in forming the famous “Muscle Shoals sound” that spread like wildfire throughout the late 60s and 70s. They recruited brilliant and prolific session musician Al Gamble on keys for their record. Half The City was produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, and released on Single Lock Records, owned by John Paul White of folk-soul wizards The Civil Wars.Most importantly, when all is said and done, it’s a highly groovy record. Sam Cooke himself would be proud of the Southern soul that they’ve been brewing. In a time when the traditions of established music are being constantly redefined by contemporary artists, St. Paul & The Broken Bones serve to keep the original purity of soul music as fresh and strong as it was in its heyday.Watch St. Paul & The Broken Bones perform the title track from Half The City live, below:Half The City is available on iTunes.-Asher Meerovich (@Bummertime)last_img read more

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Man Found Overdosing in WI Park Threatened Officers and EMS Workers with Knife, Police…

first_imgThe man was placed in an ambulance where he pulled out a pocket knife and threatened to harm the officers, police spokesman Lt. Kipp Hartman said in a statement. Elizabeth Beyer The Wisconsin State Journal Madison police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to reports of a man overdosing on narcotics in Warner Park Saturday evening. ©2020 The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) ––– Officers were able to subdue the man and safely remove the knife, but the man began to spit on officers and EMS workers, Hartman said. Visit The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.) at www.wisconsinstatejournal.comcenter_img (TNS) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The man was arrested on multiple felonies as well as other charges, Hartman said. Terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan governor to ‘stand trial’ in Wisconsin tops recent notable crime news Related Protecting EMS Personnel from AssaultBehavioral Restraint: Does Our Training Set Us up for Failure?What You Should Know about Self-Defense Seminars for EMS Providerslast_img read more

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2016 Election Observer: Matthew Hall

first_imgTags: 2016 Election Observer, Clinton, Matthew Hall, Nevada caucuses, Sanders, Super Tuesday, Trump Rachel O’Grady: Trump just pretty handily won Nevada, and this is his third win in a row. What does this mean for the Republican Party? Can Trump secure the nomination?Matthew Hall: I’d say it means two things for the Republican Party. First, the anger and frustration the party’s base feels toward the party elites has [been] reaching an unprecedented boiling point, and the voters are rejecting their leadership’s direction. Second, if Trump succeeds, it may mean a fundamental redefinition of the party’s stance on issues such as trade, taxes and foreign policy. Can Trump win? Of course he CAN win. Technically you or I CAN win — the votes haven’t been cast yet, and anything could happen if this election goes to a brokered convention. Will he win? There’s no way to tell for sure, and if this election has taught us anything, it’s that experts can’t predict what is going to happen.ROG: Super Tuesday is this coming Tuesday. What should we be looking for? How much does it matter?MH: Ordinarily, Super Tuesday favors candidates who can compete on a large scale. Unlike the early states, in which retails politics can propel an unknown candidate into the spotlight, on the Super Tuesday the advantage goes to candidates with name recognition, media attention and money. That means it should be even easier for Trump to win big. The real questions: Can Rubio or Cruz win any state at all — other than Cruz winning Texas? If not, Trump appears to be unstoppable.ROG: Looking more at the Democrats, Sanders beat Clinton significantly on young women 18 – 24 years old. What does this mean for either one of their campaigns? Will this hurt Clinton long term?MH: I doubt Clinton’s lack of support among young voters — or specifically, young women — will hurt her if she secures the nomination. I’d wager that most of these young voters will support Clinton in a general election. The critical questions moving forward are: 1. whether young people turn out to vote in large numbers and 2. whether younger Hispanic and African American voters continue to move toward Sanders. If either or both of those things happen, Clinton may have a difficult time securing the nomination.ROG: In your research and opinion, what do you think will be the most important issue in the general election?MH: I think it largely depends on world events, which I cannot predict. What happens in Syria. What happens on the stock market. Usually, events drive the discussion more than anything else, so I can’t predict what the discussion of issues will look like. If it’s Trump vs. Clinton, I would expect little focus on issues at all. Instead, I’d expect a campaign of insults, posturing and scandals.ROG: Taking it back to college campuses, particularly here at ND, primaries in many of our home states are coming up. What is something we, as college students, should be paying particular attention to?MH: Everyone should be figuring out right now where and how they can vote. Can you register here in Indiana? Can you vote absentee back home? Our current politics look the way they do because young people don’t participate. If every college student who talked about the election on soil media actually voted, we would get wildly different outcomes. Editor’s Note: Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Observer will sit down with Notre Dame experts to break down the election and its importance to students. In this sixth installment, News writer Rachel O’Grady asks professor of political science and director of graduate studies Matthew Hall about the consequences of the results of the Nevada caucus and the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries. last_img read more

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During a Winter Power Outage

first_imgGather in a central room with an alternate heat source like a fireplace, but be sure to keep a screen around an open flame. And don’t close the fireplace damper while the ashes are still hot. In daytime, open drapes and blinds to let in any available sun to warm the space. Close them at night to minimize heat loss. If the indoor temperature drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, open faucets slightly so they constantly drip, thereby preventing pipes from freezing.last_img

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Sugarbush Resort opening day pushed to Wednesday, November 23

first_imgSugarbush Resort,Vermont Business Magazine Sugarbush Resort has pushed its Opening Day back five days from Saturday, November 19th to Wednesday, November 23rd due to recent warm temperatures and the current weekend forecast. With cold weather returning late Sunday, the resort expects to be open by Wednesday thanks to good snowmaking temps and the chance for some natural snow on Sunday night.The expected open trails for Wednesday include Upper Jester, Downspout, and Upper Organgrinder at Lincoln Peak. Both Heaven’s Gate and Super Bravo will be spinning, with downloading on Super Bravo. As temperatures permit, the resort plans to open top-to-bottom as soon as possible.Source: Warren, VT (November 18, 2016) – Sugarbush Resort. For up-to-date information on conditions, visit the snow report atwww.sugarbush.com(link is external).last_img read more

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6th annual STEP ahead awards recognize 3 women for excellence In manufacturing

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Manufacturing Institute announced this week they will award GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ (GF) employees Kendra Kreider Goudreau, Kate Wagner and Teresa Bazan with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite. Kreider Goudreau is a process lead in SC process & systems integration from Essex; Wagner is a principal engineer in manufacturing engineering from Burlington; and Bazan is a senior product line manager from Essex.  GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the largest manufacturer in the state, with about 2600 employees. GF acquired the former IBM semiconductor facility in Essex Junction in 2015. “The women who we are celebrating represent the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing,” said Natalie Schilling, 2018 Chair of STEP Ahead and Vice President of Human Resources at Arconic. “The STEP Ahead Award honors successful women in this industry for their significant achievements and the positive impact they have made on their companies, their communities and the industry as a whole.” On April 10, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize these three as part of 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards program will highlight each honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.“Companies across the U.S. agree there is a talent shortage in manufacturing. Through the STEP Ahead Awards, we hope to take another step toward closing this gap by highlighting the stories of successful women in manufacturing and giving them a platform to encourage other women to join the industry and be role models for the next generation,” said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute. “The women being honored demonstrate what modern manufacturing careers are all about: making an impact in their communities with meaningful careers that offer significant opportunities for growth.” The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, and GF was one of the companies involved in the initial discussions to develop the initiative. STEP Ahead was launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent. In five years, STEP Ahead Award winners have impacted more than 300,000 individuals — from peers in the industry to school-aged children. Women constitute one of manufacturing’s largest pools of untapped talent. Women totaled about 47 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2016, but only 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce. Not only does the STEP Ahead initiative bolster manufacturing’s attractiveness to women, it also plays an important role in improving the perception of careers in the industry among younger generations. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 250 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GF is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s 300mm fabs and 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GF is owned by Mubadala Development Company. For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com(link is external).  ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation’s manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. March 7, 2018: For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Emerald Isle landing – Challenge Galway unveiled

first_imgChallenge Family has today announced the latest addition to its triathlon family – the much awaited Challenge Galway in Ireland, taking place on 24-26 June 2016.A release from Challenge Family states ‘Challenge Galway will be a full festival of triathlon with a series of events running over the weekend for all ages and abilities: from first timers, to the professional long-distance triathletes. The weekend will culminate with the flagship full distance Challenge Galway on Sunday 26 June.’“Challenge Galway is much more than a triathlon – this is an international sports tourism event!” said Challenge Ireland CEO, Liam Heavin. “Challenge Galway will build as an event that can grow year on year. Starting in 2016, we will build a strong festival alongside our inaugural triathlon event.”He continued, “Galway successfully hosted the magnificent Volvo Ocean Race in 2009 and the Grand Finalé in 2012. The Volvo Ocean Race was a magnificent event from the sailing perspective. Interestingly its lasting legacy was the festival that swept the entire country away. It shows what the city is capable of, and for us is the reason to build the sustainable, international event that Galway so richly deserves in the form of Challenge Galway.”“We are extremely happy to become part of the welcoming community of Galway with our Challenge race,” ,” said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik.” The demand for a Challenge Family event in Ireland has been high for a number of years and we’re delighted to announce a race in the true jewel of the Emerald Isle with Challenge Galway.”He added, “The course captures the true essence of Ireland and the bike course in particular is absolutely spectacular. Combine this with the legendary Irish atmosphere as well as warm hospitality and you have a race that is sure to become one of the iconic triathlons on the international circuit, attracting athletes from all over the world.”The 3.8K Challenge Galway swim is in the coastal inlet south of Galway Bay Golf Resort – close to Oranmore and across Galway Bay from the city itself. It provides the most predictable and manageable sea conditions, while still providing enough space to deliver the event at scale.The Wild Atlantic Way; the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, presents some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world and makes up the 180K bike course. It’s a picture postcard of Ireland and has the spectacular backdrop of The Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. This is billed as a true taste of ‘The Emerald Isle’ for athletes.Nothing beats a city centre run, taking in the best of the town centre, seafront and with it, the potential for street entertainment, atmosphere and craic! The 42.2K run should be ‘magical’. Bridges arch over River Corrib. Wild salmon leap upstream from Nimmos Pier. Brightly painted pubs line the cobbled streets and offer a perfect theatre for spectators.With live music, food and drink a’plenty, athletes should be carried forward by the rhythm of music and laughter. Billed as a marathon like no other, Challenge Family adds that its unique tour of Ireland’s ‘Most Irish’ city, Galway, will showcase a city seeped in rich history and culture.Galway, which once was a small fishing village, is steeped in history. Known as the City of the Tribes, it is an important tourist centre and a gateway to Ireland’s most scenic areas. There’s plenty to see and do in the area, aside from enjoying the Challenge Galway Triathlon Festival, with some of the best examples of Ireland’s medieval heritage as well as the stunning UNESCO GeoPark to explore.Entries for next year’s event open on 21 June 2015, with pre-registration starting today, 8 June.www.challenge-galway.eu Relatedlast_img read more

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Centrica signs global banking giant to 10 year deal

first_imgIn one of the largest Arizona real estate transactions of 2015, Centrica, an adaptive reuse project by Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC (PRI) signed a 10-year lease for their entire 117,000 square foot project. Banco Santander’s US Consumer group subsidiary, Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc, will move into Centrica in the New Year, netting Mesa’s Fiesta District almost 1,000 new jobs. Banco Santander is a retail and commercial global bank, with a presence in 10 main markets, 102 million customers, and approximately 14,700 branches—more than any other international bank—and 193,000 employees. Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc (NYSE: SC, “Santander Consumer USA”) is a publicly traded, full-service, technology-driven consumer finance company, specializing in auto finance and unsecured consumer lending products.PRI, along with Legacy Equity Partners, collaborated with an award winning team to develop the back office facility located in the heart of the Southeast Valley, with excellent transportation access, including seven bus stops within a quarter mile and two bus stops within 50 feet of the property. Willmeng Construction Inc. and Nelsen Partners designed the environmentally conscious state-of-the-art project with abundant parking and redundant fiber optic backbone connectivity. Evolution Design and Willmeng Construction will complete the build out of modern and creative tenant improvements. “The trend for creative space is not going away,” said Ryan Bartos, Managing Director of Savills Studley who was involved in the transaction. “Most people associate creative office with technology and creative type firms. That is not the case anymore and Santander is a great example of that. With 20 foot high exposed ceilings, open floor plates, and walkable amenities, Santander felt that Centrica gave them a great opportunity to attract and retain the necessary talent base. This was a huge win for the City of Mesa.”More than a million people reside within a 10-mile radius of Centrica. With the addition of Centrica, and a $25.3 million investment by the City of Mesa into the Streetscape along Southern Avenue, adjacent to Centrica, The Fiesta District has become a target destination for major companies.“The area’s walkability, mass transit access, abundant freeway accessibility, redundant fiber network, and proximity to a workforce of more than 1.7 million people within a 20-minute drive, make it an ideal location for high-tech and multinational companies such as Santander,” said Michael Hsiung, Principal of Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC the developer and owner of Centrica.last_img read more

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Droit dans les yeux (Straight in the eye)

first_imgLe Monde: Regarder son interlocuteur – ou son interlocutrice – fixement, droit dans les yeux, est souvent très efficace pour faire du charme. Mais la technique est à bannir pour négocier, s’attirer les faveurs, professionnelles s’entend, d’un éventuel futur partenaire ou client.Un brillant dirigeant, qui voulait récemment me convaincre de la pertinence de ses projets, me regardait ainsi. Il était visiblement persuadé qu’il pourrait mieux m’influencer en insistant pour capter mon regard. Une idée fort répandue. “Regarde-moi quand j’te parle !”, dit ainsi le parent à l’enfant, ou le supérieur, contrôlant mal ses nerfs, à son subordonné perdu dans la contemplation de ses pieds.Read the whole story: Le Mondelast_img

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Marriage and Poverty

first_imgInside Higher Ed:In today’s Academic Minute, Matthew Johnson of the State University of New York at Binghamton explores the link between poverty and marriage stability. Johnson is a professor of psychology at Binghamton and director of the university’s Marriage and Family Studies Laboratory.Read the whole story: Inside Higher Ed More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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