Brooklyn Comes Alive Announces Supergroup Formations, Daily Lineups

first_imgAfter months of anticipation, Brooklyn Comes Alive reveals the full list of bands, supergroups, one-off tribute sets, and more. With over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Comes Alive is primed to take over the borough with a roster of incredible talent. On September 23 and 24, attendees will be granted in-and-out access to three music venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski (previously Verboten, instead of The Hall at MP, with better sound quality and more space!)—within a 5-minute walking radius, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival in the heart of Williamsburg. Additionally, the festival is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan. More information is available here. Without further ado, Brooklyn Comes Alive is pleased to present the daily lineups and supergroup formations for 2017.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!*** Saturday, September 23rdThe Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music of The Allman Brothers BandWith the deaths of songwriter/vocalist/organist Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks earlier this year, the music world has been in an open state of mourning, and we knew we needed to bring the music of the Allman Brothers Band to Brooklyn Comes Alive. We teamed up with Gregg Allman Band’s longtime guitarist/vocalist/musical director—Scott Sharrard—and put together an amazing, star-studded band that will help us pay our proper respects to the legacy of the ABB.In addition to Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), Brooklyn Comes Alive is excited to welcome legendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, and keyboardist of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Kofi Burbridge, to their Allman Brothers tribute. The two legends will perform in place of Joel Cummins and Kris Myers who can no longer perform on Saturday due to a rescheduled Umphrey’s McGee tour date in Chicago (though they’ll still perform on Sunday). Sharrard will also welcome super-talented percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), and Gregg Allman Band bassist Brett Bass to create a high-flying tribute to the Allman Brothers Band that won’t be soon forgotten. Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys), and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer are a few of the players who will join the fray as special guests.DJ Premier & The Badder BandIconic producer and three-time GRAMMY winner DJ Premier will recreate classic hip-hop songs with his four-piece band. Premier teamed with MC Guru in the 1990s to form the legendary duo Gang Starr, and he also composed famous tracks for legends like Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, D’Angelo, and Nas, among countless others. DJ Premier ushered in a new era in live hip-hop when he revealed The Badder Band, and they have been touring the world with him and performing to packed venues since 2015.The Crystal MethodTo celebrate their 20th anniversary year, The Crystal Method will play an exclusive set during Brooklyn Comes Alive featuring classic tunes spanning over their two-decade career. Best known for their platinum debut album Vegas, which featured electronic staples “Busy Child” and “Trip Like I Do,” The Crystal Method continues to play hard-hitting performances worldwide and is a go-to for major soundtracks for films and video games. The Crystal Method has collaborated with the likes of Tom Morello, Scott Weiland, Peter Hook, Matisyahu, and Rahzel throughout their legendary career.Rooster ConspiracyRooster Conspiracy was born in Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann’s garage at his home in Hawaii. He recruited his Billy & the Kids bandmate Reed Mathis, Mathis’ Electric Beethoven bandmate Todd Stoops, and guitarist Eric Krasno to perform songs plucked mostly from the Grateful Dead catalog. They performed the songs in a funky style that showcased Kreutzmann’s signature shuffle, which locked in perfectly with Krasno’s jazz-club funk, Mathis’ constant drive for creation, and Stoops’ kinetic approach to the keyboards. Kreutzmann can’t make it for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, so the rest of the guys tapped Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus) for the highly anticipated first-ever East Coast edition of the Rooster ConspiracyGeorge Porter Jr. / Skerik / Mike DillonThe Meters bassist George Porter Jr. will link up with pioneering saxophonist (and Brooklyn Comes Alive veteran) Skerik and former Primus percussionist extraordinaire Mike Dillon to create an inimitable and deep-space jazz exploration.Matador! Soul SoundsIn Matador! Soul Sounds, the duo of Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds) and Alan Evans (Soulive) team up with keyboardist Chris Spies and bassist Kevin Scott, as well as Ms. Adryon de León (Orgone) and Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime), to debut their brand new band that’s ready to take the funk world by storm.Brownie (DJ Set)Bassist Marc Brownstein will return for his third consecutive year at Brooklyn Comes Alive for a rare DJ set after his set with The Disco Biscuits at City Bisco on Coney Island.KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Destroid LiveKJ Sawka, drummer of Pendulum and Destroid (and formerly of Conspirator), will bring his new live show combining live drums with electronic music for a unique musical experience. In addition to being known as one of the best drummers in the world of electronic music, KJ has been racking up views in the hundreds of thousands on YouTube, displaying his insane drumming chops in a series of videos.Dave Harrington’s Merry PrankstersDave Harrington, formerly the guitar player in crossover electronic group Darkside, has become an in-demand player in the New York music scene. With the Merry Pranksters, he takes the free-flowing spirit of the Grateful Dead and turns it on its head with a rotating cast of characters—including Skerik, Yuka Honda, Spencer Zahn, Mauro Refosco, and Ian Chang—focusing solely on groove-based improvisations. This set at Brooklyn Comes Alive will find Harrington and company focusing heavily on electronic music.Roosevelt Collier’s Brooklyn Get DownPedal steel guitar expert and former member of The Lee Boys—Roosevelt Collier—will bring his Get Down back to Brooklyn Comes Alive this year. For this edition of the Get Down, Collier recruited some of the heaviest hitters from jazz-fusion outfit Snarky Puppy: bassist Michael League, guitarist Bob Lanzetti, and drummer Robert “Sput” Searight.Natalie Cressman & FriendsNatalie Cressman, trombonist of Trey Anastasio Band, has put together a special ensemble with Louis Cato (Stay Human), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Randy Runyon, and Akie Bermiss.DJ Logic & FriendsDJ Logic is teaming up with Jack White drummer Daru Jones and Rolling Stone’s 2014 “Young Guns” contest winner Marcus Machado for a unique set of acid jazz.BITCH! – Women of the 90’sHayley Jane (of Hayley Jane & The Primates) will lead a tribute to female rockers of the 1990s. She’ll be backed by Tim Palmieri, Chris DeAngelis, and Adrian Tramontano from Kung Fu and Richard James of Pink Talking Fish. “The idea of performing songs that were the soundtrack to my adolescence thrilled me. It’s a chance to pay tribute to the women who helped me discover my truth by singing theirs,” Jane told us.Future FolkloreThis unique collaboration will bring together artists from Mali and Senegal, American artists studied in West African music, and notable artists from the American funk/jam scene. Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe), Weedie Braimah (Trombone Shorty), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost Note), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy), Raja Kassis (Antibalas), Sam Dickey, Yacouba Sissoko, Magatte Fall, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Themba Mkhatshwa will be on hand to present a fresh and contemporary take on traditional Mandé folklore.MUZZY BEARRDan Hacker, under the pseudonym MUZZY BEARR, began touring with GRiZ when he was just 17 years old. Now 22, the guitarist is excited to showcase his own solo performance, which melds soulful hip-hop beats with trill tendencies and live instrumentation at this year’s festival.ProbCauseChicago emcee ProbCause has worked with some of the most elite players in the the world of electronic music and hip-hop. Appearing on both GRiZ and Gramatik‘s albums, as well as collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Big Gigantic, Louis the Child, The Floozies, Manic Focus, Break Science, and more, ProbCause’s percussive delivery flows harmoniously from one to another, proving once again he is one of the most versatile emcees in the game.Midnight North Performs The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungPhil Lesh’s son, Grahame Lesh, has stepped out as his own artist in the past few years. He and his musical cohorts in Midnight North have been crisscrossing the country with their blend of folk-influenced, vintage rock. This year at Brooklyn Comes Alive, Midnight North will pay homage seminal 1960’s folk band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.Animus RexxAnimus Rexx is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist James Casey that also features Yuki Hirano (keys), Randy Runyon (guitar), Reuben Cainer (bass), and Justin Tyson (drums). While each brings a unique style to anything he plays, the synergy among the members was the impetus for Animus and they will present what Casey calls a mix of “soul, rock, electro, and blues in a blender…with hot sauce…and bourbon.”Leslie MendelsonKnown as a touring member of Steve Kimock Band, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson will perform songs from her first solo record in eight years, Love & Murder. Her band consists of Andy Hess, Steve McEwen, and Ethan Eubanks. Sunday, September 24thEric Krasno & Friends with Special Guests, John Scofield & George Porter Jr.Eric Krasno is no stranger to Brooklyn Comes Alive, having helped to curate the festival’s lineup in its first year. Now, Kraz is set to return to Williamsburg two years later with an all-star cast of musical friends by his side. For the special set, Krasno has tapped Cyril Neville, Nigel Hall, Louis Cato, and Chris Loftlin as well as very special guests, the legendary George Porter Jr. and John Gantzer, Dave Loss, Evan McPhaden, and Rob Houk of Buffalo’s Aqueous will join forces with Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico from iconic Buffalo band moe. for an unforgettable set of moe. songs, Aqueous songs, and choice covers.Marc Brownstein / Joel Cummings / Mike Greenfield / Ryan Jalbert / Aron MagnerMembers of The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, The Motet, and some special guests will perform a one-time-only set of funky grooves and improvisation.John Scofield / Jon Cleary DuoLegendary guitar player John Scofield will team up with his friend and musical partner Jon Cleary for a performance as a duo. The pair first teamed up for Scofield’s New Orleans-influenced funk album, Piety Street, in 2009.Dookie: Green Day’s Dookie & Other Rock TunesKris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Ryan Stasik (Umphrey’s McGee), and Mike Gantzer (Aqueous) will work through energized takes on classics off Green Day’s Dookie, such as “When I Come Around,” “Basket Case,” “Longview,” and “Welcome To Paradise.” In addition to performing Dookie in its entirety, the band will also perform a handful of other rock classics by bands like Ween, Weezer, and The Ramones.George Porter Jr. / Henry Butler / Johnny VidacovichLegendary modern New Orleans jazz players Johnny Vidacovich and Henry Butler will team up with George Porter Jr. to form a legendary trio of players, all three of whom hail from the Crescent CityMetropolitan Jam Grass AllianceAndy Falco of the Infamous Stringdusters, Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, and Jacob Joliff of Yonder Mountain String Band have brought together friends and family from the modern bluegrass scene, including Patrick Falco and Ryan Cavanaugh, to form the Metropolitan Jam Grass Alliance—a group of New York-area-based bluegrass musicians who know how to throw down!The Tribute To JamiroquaiJoey Porter, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Ryan Jalbert, and Lyle Divinsky of The Motet will team up with Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band and Todd Stoops of RAQ to deliver a set of funky disco tunes by 90s legend Jamiroquai.SUNSQUABISunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “live electronic” band should be. They are dedicated to their ever-evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. Due to the fluidity of their music, they describe their sound as an electronic hydro-funk experience.The Russ Liquid TestRedefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene.Jon Cleary (Solo Piano)Jon Cleary will perform a rare solo piano set outside of New Orleans to kick off the afternoon.Joel Cummins (Solo Piano)The Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist will perform a mix of UM staples, classical music, and out-of-left-field covers during his rare solo piano set.Tribute to Herbie HancockJoey Porter (The Motet) will bring a stacked band to Brooklyn for his funk-filled tribute to Herbie Hancock. Porter will bring along Garrett Sayers, his bandmate from The Motet, as well as Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth from Snarky Puppy and James Casey from Trey Anastasio Band.Jennifer Hartswick & FriendsBeloved trumpeter and Trey Anastasio Band member Jennifer Hartswick will team up with Louis Cato (Stay Human), Danny Mayer (Eric Krasno Band), Dezron Douglas, Akie Bermiss, and the Snarky Puppy Horns including Mike “Maz” Maher and Chris Bullock for a one-off performance.OktopusJason Hann (String Cheese Incident) and Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven) will bring their wild drum-and-keys project, Oktopus, back to Brooklyn Comes Alive, this time featuring special guest Hayley Jane.Pow! Pow! Power Trio!Rob Compa and Chuck Jones of Dopapod will team up with Kung Fu’s Adrian Tramontano to pay homage to a variety of classic rock power trios.Octave CatJesse Miller of Lotus and Eli Winderman of Dopapod are bringing Charlie Patierno with them to Brooklyn for a set as their electronic-side project Octave Cat.Skerik / Reed Mathis / Alan Evans / Will Bernard / Wil BladesVersatile modern sax legend Skerik has recruited Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Alan Evans (Soulive), Will Bernard, and Wil Blades for a bluesy jazz freak out.center_img Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, this unique event puts the focus on the artists, bringing over 100 musicians together to see their passion projects come to life, honor their musical heroes, and improvise with their friends and peers. The event pushes the boundaries of a traditional music festival model and creates an unprecedented experience for fans. The third year is positioned to be the best yet, so don’t miss out!Payment plans for Brooklyn Comes Alive are available for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

Clipper Race Update: Crossing the Pacific

first_imgThis is the eighth in a series of blogs by Dell Ambassadors competing in the Clipper Race, a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world in 70-foot racing yachts. If you haven’t read the previous blog entries from Samantha Harper and Marek Omilian detailing their adventures thus far, you may want to go read those first. They’re all in the “Sport & Recreation” section of Direct2Dell. For background on Dell’s involvement in this incredible event, read our initial blog here.The mighty Pacific is done and dusted!Hello again – I’m now blogging from the west coast of the USA after finishing Leg 6 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, crossing from Qingdao, in Northern China, to Seattle, Washington, USA. I think every Clipper Race crew member started this leg with a bit of trepidation. For those of us ‘Round-the-World’ers, it was ‘the big one’ – the harshest, largest, most intimidating of oceans. Stories of snow on deck, massive swells, broaches and knockdowns on previous races had us feeling like the previous legs were all just prep work for what was to come. We were joined in China by some familiar faces, Dare To Lead crewmates from previous legs who felt the need to return to conquer this ocean.“…these wild ocean vistas get tattooed on your soul.ShareThe start from Qingdao was slow and foggy, and brought with it the dodging of massive fishing fleets that plagued us in Leg 5. With frustratingly inconsistent winds, we slowly sailed around Korea and Japan, occasionally playing cat-and-mouse with a surprise rival, Liverpool 2018. After a few days of light wind ‘snail racing’, we finally pulled ahead and out into the open Pacific, ready for the real test to begin.Despite our strategy of playing it conservative – making early reductions in sail size if wind or weather began to deteriorate – we were able to keep within the top five of the fleet and enjoyed some good downwind sailing. Although all the boats in the Clipper Race fleet are identical, every boat seems to have its quirks and strengths. Dare To Lead loves downwind sailing! Overall, the sailing was far more enjoyable than we’d imagined and playing it safe meant that life above and below deck was more comfortable than it could have been. The waves were large, as promised – often 30+ feet – but given our experience in the South Atlantic on Leg 2, nothing foreign to many of our helmsmen and cockpit crew.That being said, the icy cold of a North Pacific winter was every bit as torturous as we thought it would be.Our large stainless-steel kettle was on the stove 24/7, warming bodies with hot cups of coffee and hands as they hugged its sides. Drysuits were the must-have fashion item nearly every watch, as in these cold conditions, what is wet will never dry. The battle for warm hands was daily struggle. Despite the advances in athletic gear and fabric, we have yet to find a glove that provides perfect breathability, waterproofness and warmth without sacrificing dexterity. Let me tell you, if any closet inventors are out there, you will make a fortune off next race’s Clipper Race crew if you can invent such a thing! The crew used every kind of glove imaginable, from rubber kitchen gloves (Brits call them ‘marigolds’) to Gore-tex ski gloves (horrible when wet!) to surgical latex gloves. People were willing to try whatever it took to protect their cold fingers!We were fortunate to witness some of the finest visuals Mother Nature could display, from gorgeous sunsets and sunrises to endless shades of azure, cobalt and indigo blue blending waves and sky together. Morale on board was good and we were feeling confident that a podium was within our grasp… until our good fortune began to unravel a few days before the finish line. For starters, both our Code 1 (Lightweight Spinnaker) and Code 3 (Heavyweight Spinnaker) exploded in less than 48 hours. The loss of the Code 1, too damaged to repair at sea, was especially crippling as the winds began to ease in the final hundred miles, as it would have been the sail of choice to fly. To add insult to injury, while we were putting a reef in (lowering the main sail) two days before the finish, the main sail track separated from the mast 50 feet up in the air. Now it’s not unexpected that things will start breaking down after 30,000 nautical miles at sea, but the timing of this was especially bad. Essentially it meant that we were now unable to hoist the mainsail to its full height. This is fine in rough weather – more sail area means more for the wind to act on – but in light winds, being stuck on the third, smallest reef was also another nail in the coffin of our podium dream.And so we soldiered on, ultimately limping through the finish line in seventh place. Not our best finish, but in the grand scheme of things, we survived a treacherous crossing with all crew safe and sound and the boat generally in one piece. Our Dell products continue to perform well both on deck and below and have more than handled the icy temperatures and saltwater pounding the Pacific has brought.As Skipper Dale wrote in his daily blog, “these wild ocean vistas get tattooed on your soul.”I think we will all carry forward memories of the massive seas, the harsh chill in the air and the sheer awesome force of nature we witnessed in the North Pacific. The mountains of Vancouver were a welcome sight when we reached the finish, and our nighttime arrival into Seattle meant the full splendour of the city lights was on display when we motored up Elliot Bay.Our stopover in Seattle has been bittersweet as it means losing a few great ‘leggers;’ crew who have been instrumental to our podium finish in Leg 5 and all in all some of the greatest people you could ask to sail with. That being said, our new joiners are filled with enthusiasm and we are all looking forward to transiting the Panama Canal, one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.Thanks for reading – see you in New York!About Samantha Harper, crew member, Dare To LeadSamantha is a 37-year-old doctor from Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Dell Latitude Rugged laptop was made for people like Samantha; when she is not sailing 40,000 nautical miles around the world on board Dare To Lead, Samantha splits her time between working in remote communities as a GP, and pushing herself to the limits mountaineering and running ultra-marathons (she has done the infamous Marathon des Sables, a 250 kilometre race in the Sahara Desert, five times). However, the Clipper Race is Samantha’s first sailing experience, and after initially considering only doing three legs, she signed up for the whole circumnavigation, knowing that once she started, she wouldn’t be able to stop until she completed and experienced the entire thing.last_img read more

SMC students run to raise cancer awareness

first_imgStand Up To Cancer, a new club at Saint Mary’s College, kicked off the year Saturday with a 3K Halloween Fun Run. More than 20 runners sporting Halloween costumes participated in the Saturday morning run that looped through campus. Senior Laura L’Abbe ran the race with her father. “My dad was here for Senior Dad’s Weekend and we just found out my dad’s uncle has esophageal cancer, so the run actually came at a good time,” L’Abbe said. “My dad actually won the race and we got a free HotBox pizza.” L’Abbe, who dressed up as a ballerina and ran in pinks tights, said she had a lot of fun running in costume. “It was a great time and we are really glad we participated,” she said. “Thanks to everyone who put the race on.” Junior Devon Graham, president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, was happy with the turnout and enthusiasm people showed. “This was our first event ever as a club and we raised close to $100, which I think is a great start for our kickoff event,” Graham said. She said all proceeds went to Stand Up To Cancer. “What’s great about this organization is 100 percent of donations [go] to cancer research,” Graham said. Graham said she had known about the national organization for a few years and thought it would be a great club to bring to campus since so many people are affected by cancer. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer,” she said. “It’s something that hits everyone.” Stand Up To Cancer supports cancer research as a whole and promotes cancer awareness. “It’s not only about funding breast cancer research, but also research of other cancers that affect people too,” Graham said. “What’s different and great about Stand Up To Cancer is that they work together with scientists in research rather than in competition,” Graham said. Junior Brittani Hradsky, vice president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, agreed. “It’s also about bringing awareness of all different cancers and getting involved,” she said. Saint Mary’s College is one of the first schools to have Stand Up To Cancer as an official college club, Graham said. “As a club we are planning to volunteer in the chemotherapy room at Memorial Hospital and we’re working on a Cancer Awareness Week,” she said. The club is also open to Notre Dame students and anyone interested is encouraged to email [email protected]last_img read more

‘All rise’ . . . . or not

first_img‘All rise’ . . . . or not April 30, 2003 Regular News ‘All rise’. . . . or not Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Judges are not royalty requiring genuflection when they pass by, reasons lawyer Joe Negron. So why should a bailiff demand that everyone stand when a judge walks into a courtroom, the Republican legislator from Stuart asked his colleagues on the House Subcommittee on Judicial Appropriations that he chairs. While a bevy of judges watched in silence from the spectators seats, Negron offered an amendment to the Article V bill that would prohibit agents of the state from demanding or requesting that people stand when a judge enters or exits a courtroom. “I choose to stand up at the end of the Messiah, when the Hallelujah Chorus is sung. That’s my choice. It’s a tradition. It’s a custom. But I would resent being in a church and having somebody with a gun representing the power of the state, which is the power to confine you, the power to execute you, the power to take your money.. . . I do not like someone who represents that, who is a symbol of that, instructing citizens to do something that they may not be predisposed to,” Negron said. He’s been in plenty of hearings and trials where the bailiff announces “All rise” as the judge enters the courtroom. He’s also been in a trial where a Palm Beach judge preferred everyone keep their seats. If Gov. Jeb Bush were to walk into the committee room right then, Negron said, some would choose to stand out of respect — and some wouldn’t. While he has no problem voluntarily standing to show his respect for the court, Negron said, he objects to “a person with a gun and handcuffs.. . telling me that I must do something, and demanding an overt act. “That’s the purpose of me offering the amendment. It’s meant as no disrespect to the court.. . I look at the court as deserving of respect, and deserving of the appropriate level of honoring what they do,” Negron said. “But judges are not lords. We don’t all have to bow on the side of the road when the king’s carriage goes by. And I look at demanding that sort of obsequiousness at threat of gunpoint as something we ought to talk about today.” Talk about it, they did. “I think this sends a bad message,” said Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach. “The timing of your amendment is not really conducive to what we are trying to accomplish, really working with the courts to assist their funding.” Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, added: “This is really a 400-year-old practice of showing respect not for the person, so much, but for the position and the system. I am very sensitive to what you are trying to address, Rep. Negron, but there is an important role for requiring people to show a certain amount of deference and respect.” Rep. Juan-Carlos Planas, R-Miami, said he’s old-fashioned and likes traditions, especially in our society that is losing its civility and manners. “I think a little part of me would like to see the wigs back,” Planas said. Later, a balding Buddy Jacobs, general counsel for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, quipped he liked the part about the wigs. And Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, joked that the maybe the judges should rise when legislators enter the room. But the judges in the audience weren’t laughing. “I’ve accomplished what I set out to do, which is to get a sounding from the people I work with and respect. This idea needs some more work,” Negron said, to laughter. “Traditions are worth discussing, so with that I’ll withdraw the amendment.”last_img read more

FBI warns of new POS malware

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Roy UrricoAmidst the uproar over the massive government worker data breach, smaller intrusions continue to take place, such as a recent cyberattack against a restaurant chain’s credit card system that prompted the FBI to issue a warning.The announcement warned that criminal hackers are using new malicious software named after the TV character Punky Brewster, but spelled “Punkey,” to steal personal financial data. Investigators have high confidence that Punkey recently infiltrated the network of an unidentified restaurant chain. continue reading »last_img read more

Nussle: Time for CUs to ‘lean into’ principles of DEI

first_imgClockwise, from top left: NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, World Council of Credit Unions Corporate Communications Manager Greg Neumann and World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch. continue reading » CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle joined NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Bran Branch Monday afternoon for a discussion on the credit union role in inclusion, justice and advocacy, as well as how the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can be used to reach underserved communities.Nussle said DEI is in credit unions’ DNA, as they were founded to provide financial services to those left outside the system.“Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a part of what we’ve done organically from the beginning. But a conversation we started having years ago was how to make it more than something organic to our movement. How do we lean into it?” Nussle said. “It’s a fair question to ask ourselves: can we do more? And we can.”Nussle added that it runs even deeper for credit unions.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror is a must for both commuters and serious cyclists

first_img– Advertisement – Conceptualized in France and manufactured in South Korea, THE BEAM Corky rearview cycling mirror makes pedaling along busy roads easier and safer. The Corky mirror ensures you don’t have to look over your shoulder to see approaching traffic from behind. Therefore, it can make completing interval sets easier because you can focus on the road ahead and the data targets on your cycling computer while staying in an optimal riding position. Attaching easily to your drop bars, this system helps you stay informed while keeping your eyes on the road. Simply cork your drop bars and open the cap to expose the mirror. Corky offers 360 degrees of rotation so you can view everything around you within a 100-meter range. Its sleek, aerodynamic design minimizes air resistance while open. When they’re not in use, close the lid to keep the mirrors safe. Choose between the Road or Urban bike versions.last_img read more

S. Korea discusses coronavirus with China, Japan; plans to quarantine Europe entries

first_img“I think the three countries need to work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus and minimize any resulting reduction on exchanges and cooperation between the peoples, as well as its economic and social impact.”Stronger border controls and a sharp cut in flights are taking a toll on exchanges between the three neighbors, adding to historical and territorial tensions that have often overshadowed their diplomatic and economic ties.Earlier this month, Seoul suspended visas and visa waivers for Japan in a tit-for-tat move to Tokyo’s own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the coronavirus triggered a fresh feud.Both China, where the flu-like virus first emerged, and South Korea, which suffered Asia’s outbreak outside China, have seen a downward trend in locally transmitted infections. 14-say quarantine for EuropeThe Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 87 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total national infections to 8,652.The daily tally for new infections has been trending downward over the past week, despite a slight uptick on Thursday as small-scale outbreaks continued to emerge across the country. South Korea’s death toll stood unchanged at 94.Of the new cases, 34 were from the hardest-hit city of Daegu where dozens of patients at several nursing homes have tested positive for the virus this week, the KCDC data showed.South Korea’s government said on Tuesday it will conduct a coronavirus check on all travellers from Europe and impose a two-week mandatory quarantine for those who will stay for a long term, starting Sunday.”This is the toughest step we could take without banning entries from Europe, where the virus is spreading at an unexpected speed,” Yoon Tae-ho, director-general for public health policy at the health ministry, told a briefing.”We’re also closely monitoring developments in the United States where the rate of the transmission has been increasing over the last few days.”The move came a day after tighter border checks took effect for all people arriving from overseas.South Korea has established special entry procedures for visitors from hard-hit countries like China, Italy and Iran, requiring them to sign up by a smartphone application to track whether they have any symptoms such as fever.As of Thursday, there were 79 cases involving infected people who had recently arrived in the country, up from 44 recorded on Sunday. Most of them were South Koreans, 27 came from Europe, 16 from China, and 12 from other Asian countries, according to the KCDC. The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan held a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic amid growing concern over the number of infected people arriving in their countries from overseas.The ministers shared information on the outbreaks in their countries and explored ways to prevent the further spread of the virus while maintaining economic and people-to-people exchanges, Seoul officials said.”This issue has a direct impact on the lives of the three nations’ citizens”, South Korean minister Kang Kyung-wha said as the meeting kicked off.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Teams Up to Support Families in Need this Holiday Season December 07, 2016center_img Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg – Today, Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Stack joined cabinet members for the 27th annual Holiday Wish Program gift drive in Harrisburg, which provides donated gifts to about 200 families and 100 seniors, a total of over 900 Pennsylvanians.“I am uniquely proud of the Holiday Wish program because it shows the dedication and generosity of our state employees and reflects the best values of Pennsylvania – concern for our neighbors, generosity freely given to those who need it, and care for those among us who are in need or vulnerable,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We should all strive to lend a helping hand to our friends, neighbors, and fellow Pennsylvanians and the holiday season is a great time to start.”Cabinet members from the departments of Human Services, Aging, General Services, Transportation, and Labor and Industry as well as representatives from additional state agencies joined the National Guard to celebrate.  Children from local child care providers were also in attendance and received a special visit from Santa Claus.Volunteer state employees and the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals.The families and older adults sponsored for the event were identified through case workers at county assistance offices, a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need, and a community action agency. They list a few gifts they would like to receive, and state employees then choose to sponsor a family or individual.“The holidays are really about giving more than receiving. The tremendous outpouring we’ve seen from employees around the commonwealth will make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of Pennsylvania families,” Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. “I am proud to work with people who care this much and I want them to know that we all sincerely appreciate their efforts.”The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from DHS, formerly known as the Department of Public Welfare. Over the years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Channel Seven weatherman Tony Auden sells low maintenance home

first_imgBrisbane weatherman Tony Auden has sold his home at Chermside West.Brisbane weatherman Tony Auden has sold his Chermside West home for $565,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe property, on a 465sq m block, was sold on June 19 by Place – Aspley selling agents Chris Winkler and Tristan Rowland. The lounge room at the Chermside West property.After five years, Mr Auden and his wife Alicia are making the move to Alderley.Mr Auden said they had been building their “realistic dream home” with a swimming pool, which was closer to the CBD.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home was sold to a local family with two children, according to Mr Winkler.last_img read more