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The Other Brothers Prove Their Might With A Great Hometown Performance [Review]

first_imgQuickly ascending neo-jam-soul six-piece The Other Brothers from New Paltz, NY played a hometown show at Snug Harbor Bar and Grill (Snugs) on Friday, January 27th, 2017. Fervent fans showed up in full force, offering a near capacity crowd, to support the local boys and a rep from the establishment said it was one of the largest crowds in the venue’s history. Snugs is a special place in New Paltz as it is the last bar standing that actually produces live music as most have been replaced by stale DJ offerings.Formed in 2012, while all attended SUNY New Paltz, the Other Brothers are Brandon Bera (drums), Chris Owens (vocals), Gabe Marquez (keyboard), John Morrison (guitar), Jordan Mendelson (bass) and Jared Nelson (Percussion). They are veteran performers at Rock and Roll Resort and Sunflower Festival. They made an indelible mark by sharing an incendiary mix of eclectic soul and funk music with elements of jam for nearly 2 hours. The show was a one-off with no immediate gigs planned, as the group prepares to head into the studio and record their debut album, Jones. With the guitar-driven rock and roll and funky back beat, the band is slicker and edgier, but reminiscent of early Spin Doctors at times and an exemplary vehicle to showcase the angelic and smooth vocals of front man, Owens.Owens, who guitarist Morrison discovered at a house party when he was jokingly singing a Creed song, possesses a stage presence and persona pose that are a triple threat: the contagious kinetic energy of an early David Byrne, exuding the subtle yet fiery coolness of Eddie Vedder and the sex appeal of Jim Morrison when frenetically dancing, complete with his own signature move of his eyes frequently popping out of his head. His voice passes through various vocal octaves at times with the frequent juxtaposition of high soaring leads while allowing appropriate use of guttural exertions that emphasize the deep soul sound of the material when needed.The band is known for a vast array of covers including Billy Joel, Frank Ocean and John Legend and on this night they opened by covering, “Film de Festa” and “Exit Music.” They also shared two live debuts in “K2 in the Bathroom” and “Bound.” The songs were varied in style and delivery but three compositions stand out. These compositions are smooth and rich in depth. “Your Machine” may be the bands most universally accepted single. Rare time signatures in the song alternate between deliberate and contagiously rapid fire up-tempo. It would make a solid radio single as it is a relentless groove that showcases the band’s strengths.Morrison, a professional musician, picks his spots for a fiery jam but it is his ability to fill with tasty licks at the appropriate time that stands out. His guitar tone is reminiscent of Trey and sometimes during “Your Machine” the noodling is reminiscent of the famed Vermont band. Mendelson’s drops tasty bombastic beats and provides a stellar bass hook on “Can I Get It?” – another up-tempo number that delivers an assault on the senses.“Cave In” is a unique song that is a feel good lift me up. During the chorus, one feels like they are floating across the high seas on a cruise ship holding a libation. It’s soothing and hypnotic; bound to inspire anyone with a healthy pulse to smile while tapping their toes.The band no doubt garnered many new fans with their inspired play on this night. As a music aficionado, one knows there is nothing more invigorating than discovering a quality new band – one need look no further than The Other Brothers. To satiate one’s need for more music, while we wait with anticipation for the new album, listen to Bandcamp – you have nothing to lose, only stellar grooves to gain.Setlist: The Other Brothers | Snugs | New Paltz, NY | 1/27/17Set: Film de Festa, Exit Music, Levee For Free, Way You Are, These Cycles, Good Thing, Your Machine, K2 in the Bathroom, Love Recedes, New Friends, Cave In>Can I Get It?, Don’t Mean a Thing, In the City, Addicted to Weed, BoundEncore: Elizabeth Reed, Fly Like an Eagle[Photo via Dino Davaros]last_img read more

Innovating an innovation

first_imgIt started out as a single week of celebrating Boston as a major national innovation center, with its world-class universities and hospitals, tech and biotech startups and giants.Over the past five years Harvard University, The Boston Globe, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have evolved HubWeek into a yearlong event. And all of it culminates in an annual festival, taking place this year Tuesday through Thursday in Boston’s Seaport District.“Since the seeds of HubWeek were planted, Harvard has been delighted to collaborate with MGH across Greater Boston on advancing the discussion of the important issues facing our region and our world,” said Harvard Deputy Provost Peggy Newell. “The fall festival lineup and the conversations that are planned highlight the work of many of our colleagues from across the University and showcase why Boston is on the forefront of so many innovative breakthroughs.”Throughout 2019, HubWeek embarked on a showcase of the work going on in various neighborhoods around Greater Boston: from Union Square in Somerville, where an old lot became a small-businesses incubator, to East Boston, where community leaders are nurturing one of the city’s most vibrant art communities.Next week thousands of participants and visitors from throughout the U.S. and the world will descend on the city to hear from more than 50 speakers, all innovative leaders in thescience, medical, technological, and arts ecosystems.Events will get underway on Tuesday at noon when HubWeek co-founder and Boston Globe Media Partners Managing Director Linda Henry is joined by Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Year Up founder and CEO Gerald Chertavian on the festival’s main stage to introduce the year’s theme: the pursuit.Kicking off the day on Wednesday, Bozoma St. John, chief marketing officer for global talent and media company Endeavor, will join Harvard Business Review’s Amy Bernstein to discuss business, opportunity, and what she has learned working for some of the most recognizable brands in the world.Later that day, the Business Review’s editor-in-chief, Adi Ignatius, will moderate a panel focused on the intersection of ethics and technology. Joining the panel will be computer scientist and entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby and Harvard’s James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Danielle Allen.Also Wednesday, Harvard Medical School Associate Dean for Executive Education Stan Shaw engages doctors and researchers on the impact of rare diseases on patients and how treatments are progressing.For more information, or to register to attend the festival, visit read more

Russia’s Private Military Companies: A Threat to Latin America

first_imgBy Ayax Rangel/Diálogo November 18, 2020 Private military companies, or PMCs, are legally established international firms that operate as independent corporations, trading military and paramilitary services.In recent years, Russia has taken a leading role using PMCs as an extension of its Armed Forces to advance its foreign policy objectives. The United States Congressional Research Service reported on September 16, that Russia has employed this “unofficial” military force in conflicts around the world to include Syria, Libya, Sudan, and the Central African Republic.PMCs are present-day mercenary armies, which a United Nations (U.N.) committee report on October 30, 2018 defined as “private military companies [that] can violently destabilize a country, rendering it helpless and ineffective.”Saeed Mokbil, chairperson-rapporteur for the U.N. Working Group on the use of mercenaries, also stated that the activities of these groups can jeopardize the achievement of sustainable development, since there is often pervasive impunity for crimes committed by mercenaries.An example of such a company is the Wagner Group, Russia’s most notorious PMC, which gained its reputation by helping pro-Russian separatists during the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014. Such activities highlight the PMCs’ roles as instruments of the Russian government’s policymaking.The Threat to Latin AmericaFor years Russia has been a staunch supporter of the narcoterrorist regime of Nicolás Maduro, as evidenced by the enduring Russian-Venezuelan defense ties, carried out by PMCs. Rostec, one such private military company, completed the construction of a military helicopter training center in March 2019, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.Additionally, Caracas has welcomed Russian military specialists, who are allegedly there to carry out maintenance on military hardware, and has even allowed PMCs into the country to beef up security for Maduro in the face of opposition-led protests, as reported by Reuters.According to Mokbil, the presence of mercenaries can threaten regional stability, human rights, and international humanitarian law, as well as impede the exercise of the right to self-determination.During testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 30, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said “While Moscow denies having a military presence in the region, Russian ‘advisers’ continue to prop up the former Maduro regime.”Moreover, on March 11, when asked about Venezuela during a press briefing at The Pentagon, Adm. Faller said there were hundreds of Russians there, including Russian Spetsnaz and Russian technical advisers, fixing their air defense systems and advising on upgrading their SU-30s.On July 15, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against the Russian PMC Wagner Group, its cover entities, and its leadership, for their role in preserving authoritarian regimes in Africa, while exploiting natural resources. Such actions will limit attempts by these PMCs to “foment disorder or undermine democratic reforms”, concluded Pompeo’s press release announcing the sanctions.last_img read more

Cornerstone Living enters next phase of development

first_img THE BASICS Work has started on Park Terraces, a 23 townhome precinct facing the 4200sq m Cornerstone Park, which was opened in October, 2018.Consolidated Properties executive chairman Don O’Rorke said only 30 per cent of the townhomes remained for sale. Developer: Consolidated Properties Price: Four bedroom townhouses from $580,000 Location: 88 Troughton Rd (cnr Boundary Rd), Sunnybank — sales office open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and Cornerstone Living is a $650 million master planned community across 10ha and offers architecturally designed townhouses and apartments, 4200sq m central park, and a future shopping centre. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen3 steps to creating a duplex01:30 The Park Terraces precinct is expected to be completed by September 2019. A new central park located in Queensland’s largest suburban renewal project — Cornerstone Living in Sunnybank, was officially opened in October by Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Consolidated Properties Executive Chairman Don O’Rorke.One of the state’s largest suburban renewal projects, Cornerstone Living, has entered its next development phase.RELATED: Freehold townhomes almost sold out MORE: A new central park located in Queensland’s largest suburban renewal project — Cornerstone Living in Sunnybank, was officially opened in October.“This will contribute to a total 291 apartments and townhomes developed including over 32 per cent classified as ‘Affordable by Design’,” Mr O’Rorke said.center_img The houses with their own ‘pub’ “It’s anticipated that more than 200,000 people will move to Brisbane over the next 20 years, and many of these people will want to live close to the CBD.“The solution is to identify sites close to the city centre which are able to be redeveloped to allow for a variety of housing types to suit different budgets and lifestyles.“This is the vision for Cornerstone Living, which is just 11km from the CBD and is home to all ages groups from young couples and families through to retirees.“The new Park Terraces precinct is prime real estate, overlooking a brand-new community park complete with open spaces, pathways, a barbecue terrace, children’s play equipment and a half-basketball court. CORNERSTONE LIVING The living zones as the new Park Terraces precinct, featuring three and four bedroom floorplans.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“This new release presents an opportunity for home buyers to live in a brand new home in a well established neighbourhood with six schools, two hospitals and Griffith University’s Nathan Campus all within 5km, in addition to being within walking distance to two rail stations with direct links to Brisbane City and the Gold Coast.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Three sales in six weeks on one streetlast_img read more

Unique Group Introduces New Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Facility

first_imgUnique Group has launched its in-house designed and manufactured multiplace hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chamber.The manufacture of the Uni-Heal 2200 hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility has drawn upon over 25 years of Unique Group’s cross-sector experience in the manufacturing of decompression chambers, medical treatment equipment and life support equipment.Sahil Gandhi, COO Unique Group, said: “Years of engineering expertise and close collaboration with hyperbaric specialists has gone into the design and manufacture of the Uni-Heal 2200, which can be equipped and customized to any specification – ranging from capacity and working pressure to patient lighting and seating, thus providing a bespoke turnkey solution to our clients.“The Uni-Heal 2200 represents an entirely new proposition in hyperbaric treatment facilities, a big congratulations to the team for its launch. We aim to work with our clients to ensure a smooth integration and ensure a positive user and provider experience.”last_img read more

Disturbing – ACT will ‘push’ the abortion issue

first_imgNewsHub 21 September 2017Family First Comment: Euthanasia, marijuana, abortion – ACT want them all.#disturbingwww.ValueYourVote.nzCalled out ‘feminist’ politicians for failing to table bills on abortionMr Seymour said politicians who call themselves feminists but have not written up bills to take abortion out of the Crimes Act should be called out.“Jacinda Ardern, Metiria Turei – all these politicians who say they’re feminist – they’ve had nine, 15 years to put a bill in the ballot like I did with euthanasia, have it drawn and force a debate and they haven’t actually done it,” Mr Seymour said.“I think you’ve got to actually call them on that. Given a few more ACT MPs I suspect that’s one of the issues we would push.”READ MORE: read more

Judith “Judy” Downey Miller

first_imgJudith “Judy” Downey Miller, 72, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 31, 2016.She was born January, 10, 1944 in Milan, IN, to the late Homer and Georgie Downey.Judy was a former member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, painting, and taking care of others.In her younger years, Judy loved to travel especially the trips to the ocean. She loved the holidays, preparing the house and meals for her family to enjoy. She especially loved Thanksgiving and Christmas. Judy was happy and content being at home with her children and grandchildren They were the light of her life.. She was a selfless person and gave continuously to family and friends. She will be sadly missed.Surviving are children Robin Bryant of Aurora, Tina (Larry) Walters of Lawrenceburg, Kristi (Lacy) Sexton of West Harrison and Jamie Miller of Lawrenceburg, Sister; Bonnie Downey Slaughter of Sadieville, KY; grandchildren, Richella Bryant, Linsey Bryant, Christopher Bryant, Ashley Vallandingham, Corey Walters, Dusty Walters, Cassie Coley, Kyle Sexton, Courtney Hankinson and twins, Bryce and Bella Miller; several great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.Judy was preceded in death by her parents; Homer Downey and Georgie Downey; husband; Frederick A. “Fred” Miller, children, Daniel Bryant, Dawn Miller Bryant; siblings, Edward Downey and Penny Downey and granddaughter, Lacie Marie Sexton.Friends will be received Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 pm immediately following visitation.In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses. If unable to attend services please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

East Central Landscape Teams compete in Greenwood

first_imgGreenwood, In. — The East Central Nursery/Landscape teams spent Saturday, April 21 competing in the Indiana FFA State Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event. The contest was held at the Central 9 Career Center in Greenwood. The contestants had to complete a general knowledge exam, plant, pest, and equipment identification, landscape estimating practicum, plant propagation practicum, and a team activity.The team of Klay Shipman, Bradley Eberhart, Ashli Hornberger, and Evan Stickford placed 3rd. The team of Zakary Warner, Joseph Toney, Grant Struble, and Dylan Jones placed 6th.  Travis Foote, Keegan Riesenbeck, Logan Moore, and Zac Riley also competed. Congratulations to the EC FFA chapter on another job well done!last_img read more

Reds bid for Alberto not enough

first_imgSevilla appear to be holding out for a better price for midfielder Luis Alberto, despite sporting director Ramon Verdejo admitting Liverpool have made a “very good” offer. “Luis Alberto is Sevilla’s because Barcelona have not exercised their option to purchase,” he told the Spanish club’s television channel. “Interest from Liverpool is real but nothing is signed. The player has received an important offer, but at the moment he is a Sevilla player. “The first offer the club has is very good, but we are not satisfied yet.” Monchi said Alberto’s spell at Barcelona, for whom he scored 11 goals in the second division, had increased his price. “I recall that a fuss was made when we loaned him out,” he added. “As it stands, we all agree that he now has a better value in the market and has grown as a footballer. “Is it a good deal to sell him for the figures they speak of? The offer we have on the table is a very good one with respect to where Luis is currently. “We don’t know what will happen in the future. To date, we haven’t accepted the offer.” The 20-year-old has been a long-time target for the Reds and made their move once Barcelona B decided not to take up their option of a permanent deal after the player’s loan spell with them last season. Reports suggest Sevilla want £7million for Alberto and Verdejo, known in Spain as Monchi, confirmed there had been an offer from Liverpool. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Alaba sends Ireland out of qualifying

first_img Alaba, the man whose last-gasp strike in Dublin denied Ireland a win in March, repeated the dose 84 minutes into an encounter neither side could afford to lose to leave Austria clinging grimly to their hopes of claiming the runners-up spot in Group C. That has now gone for Ireland, barring victories over leaders Germany and Kazakhstan by sizeable margins in their two remaining games and an unlikely series of results elsewhere. Forde was called upon once again four minutes later to block Martin Harnik’s skidding effort with Austria threatening to make the breakthrough. However, opposite number Robert Almer was mightily relieved to clutch Long’s 40th-minute cross to his chest as he attempted to pick out the unmarked Walters at the far post. Ireland were dealt a blow within four minutes of the restart when O’Shea had to leave the field to be replaced by Ciaran Clark. The visitors appeared to have adopted a shoot on sight policy, although if their intentions were good, their execution was less so with Walters and Long both going for goal from long range, but firing wildly off target. Full-back Marc Wilson, however, had Almer reaching anxiously towards his top corner with a 55th-minute piledriver which flew just over the angle of bar and post. Austria boss Marcel Koller, who had replaced Kavlak with Christoph Leitgeb at the break, sent on Marko Arnautovic for Burgstaller on the hour as he attempted to gain a foothold in the game, and the newcomer floated a speculative effort wide of the far post with Forde off his line. But Andreas Weimann really should have put Austria ahead when he ran on to Christian Fuchs’ 66th-minute pull-back, but shot straight at Forde. Harnik was equally wasteful four minutes later when the Aston Villa midfielder’s pass put him in behind Dunne and he lashed the ball high and wide. Austria were laying siege to the Irish goal and after Paul Green had blocked an Arnautovic header on the line, Seamus Coleman produced two excellent blocks to repel first Julian Baumgartlinger’s powerfully-struck effort and then Harnik’s follow-up. But the pressure eventually told with just six minutes remaining when Wilson could only block Fuchs’ left-wing cross to Alaba, who gleefully thumped it into the roof of the net. On a night when three points were a must even before Sweden had won in Kazakhstan earlier, Ireland were simply unable to find a way to win. Indeed, it was the home side who launched a late charge which eventually paid off with time running out. Trapattoni’s fate too is likely to be sealed with his employers having demanded qualification in return for his £1million-a-year salary, and it remains to be seen whether he will still be at the helm for the trip to Cologne next month – for which central defenders Richard Dunne and John O’Shea will be suspended – after, remarkably, his first defeat in a qualifier on foreign soil. The severity of the task facing Ireland increased before kick-off when the Swedes emerged from their tricky trip to Kazakhstan with a 1-0 win which left them six points clear of both the 74-year-old Italian’s men and the Austrians, meaning victory was a must for both. While Austria possessed the greater craft with Bayern Munich schemer Alaba and sidekick Veli Kavlak pulling the strings in the middle of midfield, Ireland’s more direct game repeatedly caused problems for the home defence. On several occasions, front two Robbie Keane and Shane Long got in behind the Austrian rearguard, but could not find the telling ball, and encouraged by their success, Trapattoni asked Jon Walters, who had started on the right side of midfield, to add his brawn to the mix inside the penalty area with Long moving out wide. Much of the meaningful first-half action was compressed into its final 15 minutes with Anthony Pilkington, making his first start for Ireland, firing into the side-netting 12 minutes before the break. That was Alaba’s cue to take matters into his own hands having played the role of provider for the opening half-hour, and it was he who forced goalkeeper David Forde into an important 35th-minute save with a well-struck left-foot strike from distance. Press Association Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager effectively came to an end in Austria as David Alaba snatched a dramatic 1-0 World Cup qualifier victory.last_img read more