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Polish Club Announces Debut Album, Shares Adrenaline Shot Of A Video For “Beat Up” [Watch]

first_imgOne guitar. One voice. One drum kit—frequently bloodied, sometimes broken. The modest tools can only begin to tell the story of Polish Club, the sweat-soaked Aussie soul-punk duo with a heart-wringing knack for ass-kicking rock tunes and a gift for burning down every room they play. “I think our strength is in the limitations of the two-piece band,” says the keeper of the aforementioned drums, John Henry. “When you’ve only got guitar and drums, you can’t just… play. You’ve got to give more. Physically.”Today, the duo has announced their upcoming debut album, Alright Already, set for release via Universal Australia on August 10th, 2018. To celebrate the announcement, Polish Club has shared the frantically catchy new single “Beat Up“. The duo has also released a music video to go along with the track, a frenzied, black and white barrage of glitching digital freakouts and unhinged rock and roll energy.Notes the single’s announcement release, “Like that ill-advised third espresso on a 2-minute, 37-second coffee break, the pair’s frantic chemistry infiltrates in “Beat Up”‘s double-time verse before a full scale attack on the nervous system in a paint-stripping chorus.” As Polish Club vocalist and guitarist Novak explains regarding the origin of his crazed vocal inflection, “I thought, ‘What if I just sing as loud as I can and see if I can stay in key?” You can check out the video for Polish Club’s “Beat Up” below:The Polish Club – “Beat Up” [Official Video][Video: Polish Club]Polish Club has been steadily gaining a following in Australia, selling out increasingly larger clubs all across the country. They recently completed an Australian tour with Royal Blood, and have another tour in the works with an accompanying five-piece brass band. For more information on Polish Club and their upcoming tours and projects, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Tickets Now Available for Sticks & Bones Off-Broadway

first_imgTickets are now on sale for the first major revival of David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones. The New Group production, directed by Scott Elliott, stars Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter and Bill Pullman. Performances will run through December 14 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Opening night is set for November 6. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 Sticks and Bones tells the story of a family pulled about by the return of a son from the Vietnam War. Pullman and Hunter star as husband and wife Ozzie and Harriet. In addition to Chamberlain, Hunter and Pullman, the cast will include Nadia Gan, Morocco Omari, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Sticks and Bones Related Showslast_img read more

First place peanuts

first_imgThis year, U.S. peanut farmers are expected to produce a record 2.6 million tons, about 900,000 tons more than last year. The U.S. will export about 262,000 tons, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension Service peanut economist.Southeastern peanuts are so good because of a long growing season and good soil, Beasley said. “And producers are dedicated to a high-quality product.”But the key to excellent peanut flavor is a timely harvest. Farmers must monitor peanut maturity carefully in each field.“Plant on a timely basis, harvest on a timely basis,” Beasley said, “and you’re going to have a good, flavorful peanut.”But if U.S. growers become slack, “we could quickly lose our reputation,” he said.Southern peanut farmers have to deal with many diseases and pests, but they also have longer windows to plant and harvest their crops.Argentina farmers, for instance, get cool weather quickly in the fall. “It doesn’t take many nights of temperatures in the mid-to-lower 50s to shut the maturity process down,” Beasley said.The effects of weather can show all the way to grocery store shelves. Drought conditions and cool fall weather especially affected Georgia’s 1986 peanut crop.“We had a lot of peanuts dug before they were physiologically mature,” Beasley said. “We had more complaints about peanut flavor that year than any other. The peanuts had a big enough size, but when they were roasted, they gave off a bitter taste.”This year, some Southern peanut growers are facing fast-approaching cooler weather with crops that may not be ready for harvest. Cool spring weather and rain forced some farmers to plant later, into June. This pushes optimal harvest dates into November. Because it reduces the chance of the crop getting the deadly tomato spotted wilt virus, Georgia peanut farmers usually plant in May.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaThe United States may only produce 5 percent of the world’s peanuts, but they win the international taste test hands down. A panel of 300 European consumers chose U.S.-grown peanuts over peanuts from Argentina and China, according to a United States Department of Agriculture study.“The study is interesting because we’ve always heard that within the U.S. and across the world, consumers prefer the taste of U.S. peanuts, particularly the peanut produced in the Southeast,” said John Beasley, a peanut agronomist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “We pride ourselves on taste in the South.”European tasters from London, Berlin and Amsterdam identified about 70 percent of the Chinese samples and 40 percent of Argentine samples as problematic, said Timothy H. Sanders, who led the European peanut consumer research study.Zero U.S. lots posed problems.In a similar blind taste test conducted in the U.S., “hands down, testers preferred U.S. peanuts,” Sanders said.The tasting part of the European test was finished in 2004, and the study’s findings were released in August 2005. A future taste test trip to Europe may be in the works, said Sanders, a USDA Agricultural Research Service leader based in Raleigh, N.C.“The reason we’re presenting this data in Europe is to assure international buyers that although U.S. peanuts come at a premium price, they also come as a premium product,” he said.U.S. growers produced about 2.05 million tons of peanuts during the 2003-2004 marketing year. Of those, 258,000 tons were exported.last_img read more

Secretary of State Condos appointed to national task force to protect businesses from identity theft

first_imgSecretary of State Jim Condos has accepted an appointment to a national task force on Business Identity Theft. The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) has announced the formation of a NASS Business Identity Theft Task Force to help states combat the growing threat of business identity theft. The task force is a major association initiative that will target business identity theft prevention strategies and develop practical, cost-effective tools and guidance for states. “With the downturn in the economy, the newest victims of identity theft are small and medium-sized businesses, including dormant or inactive companies,” said NASS President Mark Ritchie of Minnesota, who serves on the task force. “As the state officials who oversee business registrations and corporate filings, secretaries of state have come together to find proactive ways to educate business owners on how they can reduce their chances of falling prey to identity thieves and to explore safeguards for state filing systems.”.Secretary Condos is looking forward to his role on this Task Force. ‘I am honored to be joining my colleagues from nine other states to research and address a broad range of Business Identity Theft issues. By participating on this task force, I will be at the forefront, helping establish best practices that can be implemented in Vermont, and introducing cost-effective, cutting edge strategies to Vermont’s businesses to help prevent this from happening to them.’”The NASS Business Identity Theft Task Force capitalizes on the expertise of our members when it comes to state business services and records management,” said NASS Executive Director Leslie Reynolds. “Task force members are confident that working together on identity theft prevention is an extremely wise investment strategy for states and businesses alike, saving valuable time, money and resources for all.”The ten-member NASS Business Identity Theft Task Force will work with a wide array of industry stakeholders, including state legislators, law enforcement, business support groups, financial institutions and others as it develops its final report. The task force’s final report is scheduled to be released later this year.Secretary of State Jim Condos has over 20 years of elected public service including 18 years on South Burlington City Council, 8 years as a Vermont State Senator, along with over 30 years of private sector business experience. Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the United States. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.last_img read more

Positive Signs Seen in Long Island and New York State Economy

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With the unemployment rate on Long Island hitting its lowest level in eight years—4.1 percent in November—the labor market is tightening, which could translate to good paying jobs for highly skilled, better-educated workers although wage growth promises to be uneven, experts say.In his January 2016 report, John Rizzo, Long Island Association’s chief economist, found that consumer confidence and spending have been up overall, compared to previous years, and now housing starts and new home sales on the Island are starting to show encouraging signs because inflation remains “well in check.”He did express concern about global economic growth shrinking as oil prices continue to fall. How those factors, China’s recent turmoil in particular, will play out on LI remains to be seen, considering that international markets don’t have a major impact on the Island’s economy. As recent days on Wall Street have shown, investors have become quite skittish and that could take a toll in the months ahead.Although the New York State Department of Labor’s Long Island Region won’t be releasing work force data for December 2015 until Jan. 26, it did report that the number of private sector jobs here increased by 21,600 or 1.9 percent, to 1,130,800. New York’s over-the-year private sector growth rate was 2.1 percent, while the nation’s was 2.2 percent.Unfortunately, the Island’s private sector job count dipped by 2,200 workers between November and December (not seasonally adjusted), compared to an average gain of 5,200, the Labor Department reported, because “seasonal hiring remained weaker than normal for the retail industry, adding a record-low 1,000 employees when the industry typically hires 4,600 workers in December,” according to Shital Patel, labor market analyst for the Long Island Region at the state Department of Labor.Part of the decline stemmed from the closure of A&P-owned stores on the Island, which declared bankruptcy in July. Patel also reported that restaurants “also shed a record 1,100 employees in December, compared to an average of 100.”But workers were making gains in six of nine private industry sectors in December compared to a year ago, according to Patel’s analysis: education and health services added 12,500 more jobs; natural resources, mining and construction had 5,900; professional and business services had 4,700; leisure and hospitality added 1,200; other services added 700, and information showed 100 more.According to preliminary figures released by the state Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in New York remained unchanged at 4.8 percent in December, its lowest level since November 2007, and a few clicks below the national unemployment rate of 5.0 percent.It was a good month for the state, the department found, because private sector job count rose by 13,200, or 0.2 percent, to 7,880,000, a record high.“New York’s labor market continued on its upward trend in December 2015,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, deputy director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the state Labor Department. “Not only did New York State’s private sector job count reach a new record high, but our statewide unemployment rate remained below the nation’s rate in December 2015.”last_img read more

Fighting the fallout of friction

first_img“Friction” has become quite the buzzword in financial services in recent years, and for good reason—it’s a powerful force that can slow down processes, harm efficiency, cause member discomfort and dissatisfaction, and ultimately inhibit an institution’s growth.While strategies for reducing friction have been top of mind for credit union management and executive teams for years now—after all, this is not a new phenomenon—the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ramifications has brought the issue even more front and center.Filene recently asked more than 150 credit union leaders about sources of friction in their institutions as part of “The Art & Science of Organization,” a two-day virtual discussion sponsored by State National Companies.As a business partner to thousands of credit unions for almost 50 years, we were deeply interested in hearing what these leaders had to say as they do their best to steward their credit unions successfully through these (we won’t say it) (yes, we will) “unprecedented” times. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Fortnite Players on PlayStation 4 Get 14.50 Update With Jetpacks, Improvements, Bug Fixes

first_imgThe update brings several bug fixes, including improvements for creators in Fortnite. They can now use up to 150 Channels on their Islands, the Button device now has an Interact Time option to slow activation, and Conditional Button device can be activated via Triggers remotely.In terms of big fixes for the island, the wind speed through grass has been reduced, issues with black glass tiles on PC in certain conditions has been sorted, and an issue with players unable to create a new island without changing the name of the island to its default has now been addressed.With the new update for Fortnite, the Creatures on the island can now navigate through doorways. They will also be able to navigate through copy/pasted player-built structures.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Other bug fixes include prefab and gallery bug fixes, new options to Score Manager device have been added, an alignment issue with the Princess Castle Archway Support has been fixed, and many more.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Fortnite players on PlayStation 4 have finally received the 14.50 update after some delay, the developers announced on Twitter. The popular game with a free-to-play battle royale mode was updated to version 14.50 on November 3 for all players, but PS4 players were left out due to some issues. Fortnite update 14.50 brings several bug fixes to the gameplay, along with new map locations, weapons, and more. Recently, developer Epic Games announced there is a next-gen version of the game that will be available for the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles from Day 1.Fortnite update 14.50 detailsPlayStation 4 players now have access to update 14.50 after some delay, as tweeted by the developers. It was not revealed why there was a delay but the issue was sorted out quickly enough. It marks the end of Fortnightmares, the Halloween-based event in Fortnite. It also brings back Stark Jetpacks to the game.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

PREMIUMMassive layoffs loom due to COVID-19

first_imgTopics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Google COVID-19 employee employment layoffs labor Manpower-Ministry stimulus Indonesia coronavirus A labor leader has called on the government and companies to promptly take measures to avoid widespread layoffs as COVID-19 threatens workers’ welfare.Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) president Said Iqbal suggested last Friday an alternating shift system or partial dismissal in a bid to keep production running without laying off workers. In the case of a partial lockdown, he also urged employers to send their employees home without cutting their salaries.”We know that the coronavirus pandemic situation is very difficult. But the government and employers must act decisively and responsibly to provide protection for workers,” Said said in a press statement.Said’s concern echoes global worries that COVID-19 will cause mass job losses as it adversely affects businesses. Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, t…last_img read more

Festival set to celebrate new stage and designs in retirement living

first_imgModular homes and land lease are proving popular at Ingenia Lifestyle Chambers Pines over 50s living community.CELEBRATIONS are in full swing at Ingenia Lifestyle’s Chambers Pines project with a street festival set for June 3 to celebrate a new stage and new home designs.The street festival will run from 10am to 2pm complete with soulful live jazz, a selection of food trucks and expert advice on the downsizing process.Downsizers are jumping at the chance to be part of the land lease home ownership model with the Chambers Pines over 50s living community at Chambers Flat, set to launch its new stage development as well as a range of innovative homes.Project sales manager Lynda Ruddell said the land lease model offered by Ingenia Lifestyle was becoming a sought after option for downsizers with the final few modular homes in the current stage selling fast. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoIngenia Lifestyle Chambers Pines over 50s living“The major difference with these new homes is the traditional construction method of homes being built on site and without stairs, offering over 50s an alternative housing solution with all the benefits of quality, speed and affordability,” Ms Ruddell said.The minimal use of stairs assists the homeowners with ageing in place, she said.“The land lease ownership model is already answering the affordability demand and is now set to help ease the reported pain on the shortage of suitable homes for Logan’s senior population,” Ms Ruddell said.She said the homes enabled residents to downsize but still retain their eligibility for government rental assistance on the weekly site fees. “Due to the strategic placement of the homes on site, residents are able to downsize to a more manageable home while still being able to take full advantage of financial assistance from the Government,” Ms Ruddell said.Ingenia Lifestyle Chambers Pines offers buyers brand new modular homes from $239,000 and new traditional built homes from $247,000.The next stage of the community is set to include a modern clubhouse, a resort-style swimming pool and a competition standard bowling green.last_img read more

LMC slams N6m fine on Nasarawa Utd over Martins’ death

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them League Management Company has fined  Nasarawa United N6m for breaching regulatory requirements regarding stadium health and safety protocols and personnel in the course of the match against Katsina United. The club was also charged for breach of Rule B12.7.8 for failing to ensure that a standard, equipped and duly-staffed ambulance was available at the ground to transport any player or official requiring emergency treatment to the hospital. On the fourth count, Nasarawa United was charged for breach of Rule C1 of the Framework in that as the home team, it failed to comply with mandatory terms of the league rules and the club licensing regulations, including the provision of fundamental safety and medical requirements, which constituted conduct capable of bringing the league to disrepute. In its ruling, the LMC said it took cognizance of the club’s compliance with the mandatory medical examinations and records of contracted players under Rule B12.10 in imposing sanctions. Read Also:Martins’ death: Sports Ministry, NFF ban Matches without Medical Equipment and PersonnelMeanwhile, the LMC also made a suspended order of six points deduction/forfeiture which will be activated should a similar breach occur before the end of the 2020/2021 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The club was fined N5, 000,000 to be paid within ten (10) working days and another fine of N1, 000,000 for conduct capable of bringing the league to disrepute. In Summary Jurisdiction Notice issued on Thursday , the Lafia based club was charged with breaches of Rule B12.7.1, B12.7.4 and C1 of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL. Nasarawa United were also charged with breach of Rule B12.7.5 of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL for failing to ensure that no person other than the official medical personnel were permitted to treat players.Advertisementlast_img read more