Thom Yorke, Flea, Patti Smith Will Team Up For Special Benefit Concert

first_imgWith the UN Climate Change Conference set to take place from November 30th through December 11th in Paris, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, fellow Atoms for Peace bandmate and Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea, Patti Smith, and Dhani Harrison, along with several others have announced a performance at the Le Trianon Theater in Paris on December 4th. The performance is part of the Pathway to Paris, an event that seeks to raise awareness about climate change and the importance of recognizing the necessity in addressing the issue.Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Shares New Album UpdateTickets will go on sale in September, with all proceeds benefiting global climate movement, which is “is a grassroots global movement working to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis—the solutions that science & justice demand. 350 is you, and the thousands of people like you who take it upon themselves to inspire your communities to action.”[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

UPDATE: ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Gets Official Trailer [Watch]

first_img[UPDATE 9/19/20]: After debuting the initial teaser for David Byrne’s American Utopia last month, HBO has released a slightly-longer, full trailer. The film adaptation of the former Talking Heads frontman’s Broadway musical is set to air October 17th at 8 p.m. on the premium cable network.In the new trailer, released on Tuesday, audiences get a bit more detail than shown in the teaser. To anyone who hasn’t been able to see the stage version, the performance remains very much a mystery. The broad strokes are there: the soundtrack includes Talking Heads music, the stage setup is limited, and the cast all wears the same clothes. But in the new trailer, audiences get a preview of the overarching philosophical and thematic points that Byrne provides as a narrator throughout the production.As a guitar strums the opening notes to “Burning Down The House”, Byrne asks, “What if we could eliminate everything from the stage, except the stuff we care about the most? Without cables or wires, what would be left? Well, it would be us, and you. And’s that what the show is.”Watch the official trailer for David Byrne’s American Utopia.David Byrne’s American Utopia – Official Trailer[Video: HBO][8/24/20]: The teaser for the highly anticipated, Spike Lee-directed film adaptation of the David Byrne broadway musical American Utopia was released on Monday. It was also announced that the film will premiere on HBO October 17th at 8 p.m.This announcement comes after the theatrical debut of American Utopia, as well as all future Broadway performances of the hit production, were cancelled due to the pandemic. Back in June, HBO announced that the network had acquired the film and would broadcast it “later this year,” though no specific date was given.Related: David Byrne Launches New Radio Show ‘Here Comes Everybody’ [Stream]The new teaser provides a quick 45-second flash from David Byrne’s American Utopia, not adding much to the lay-audience’s understanding of the film while still building up the mystique for everyone who wasn’t lucky enough to see it on Broadway. The teaser pulsates with hand drums and the sound of a chorus of voices provided by the 11 multi-talented actors and musicians that joined Byrne onstage. The former Talking Heads frontman can be heard speaking over the video saying, “Despite all that’s happened, and all that’s still happening, there’s still possibility.” He then quotes the writer James Baldwin who said, “I still believe that we can do something in this country that has not been done before.”Watch the first teaser for David Byrne’s American Utopia, directed by Spike Lee, below.David Byrne’s American Utopia – Teaser[Video: HBO]last_img read more

Love County (OK) E911 Gets Tech Upgrade

first_imgVisit The Daily Ardmoreite, Okla. at Sierra Rains Once all of the equipment was transferred over, things began running smoothly again. Manning attributed the smooth transition to her staff. In order to move their equipment and dispatch servers over to the Love County Justice Center, Manning said they had to turn it all off. The Love County E911 Center went dark for about 10 hours, but Ardmore’s dispatchers stepped in to help.  Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. The Daily Ardmoreite, Okla. Love County dispatchers made the final transition into the new Justice Center last month.  Manning said she and the dispatchers are very thankful for the new facility and technological updates, and remain ready to help serve the community in any way that they can. Everything will remain operationally the same, including emergency and admin numbers.   Advancing Public Safety with NG911, EMD Protocols and Increased CollaborationNew National 911 Progress Report Reveals Latest State 911 Data Prior to the transition into the Justice Center, Love County dispatchers operated out of a facility near the train tracks in Marietta. “The only complaint I think any of us ever had was the train,” Manning said. Occasionally as the train passed through, the sound of the horn could be disruptive.  Kerri Manning, Love County E911 Coordinator, started as a dispatcher in 2017 and now oversees the seven other dispatchers who serve as the heroes behind the line whenever there is an emergency in Love County.  ––– It took several months for everything to get coordinated and for a new radio system and tower to arrive, but dispatchers are finally home.  (TNS)center_img Photo/Love County EMS Facebook Dispatchers transmit messages and send out officers from the Love County Sheriff’s Office, Marietta and Thackerville Police Departments, Love County EMS and firefighters from 15 different departments when they are needed most.  “It could be anything from they’re out doing a traffic stop and they need to know if the vehicle’s stolen or if the person has a warrant– it’s definitely all about officer safety,” Manning said. “If they need back up, if they need medics. Maybe they pulled somebody over and the person was trying to get to the hospital.”  “I was really surprised, I was not expecting everything to go as smoothly as it did,” Manning said. “I have a great team, everybody that works with me is amazing. They’ve all handled this a lot better than I probably would have if I hadn’t had them.” The long-awaited facility opened in Dec. 2019 after voters approved a sales tax hike to help fund its construction. Along with the ability to house officers and up to 100 inmates, the plans for the facility included an area for dispatch and a server room for their equipment.  “We’re just in a brand-new building that’s all nice and neat and I love it. I love being here,” Manning said. “I’ve got a great, great group of dispatchers, I can’t brag on them enough.” Now dispatchers can hear police, fire and medics very clearly, even in the farthest regions of the county. A clear signal is vital to helping police during routine tasks like traffic stops and ensuring that first responders remain safe, Manning said.  ©2020 The Daily Ardmoreite, Okla. Some of the equipment was also a bit outdated. “Before we moved over here, we couldn’t hear the officers if they were in the building on a hand-held radio,” Manning said. “A lot of times they would be really scratchy if they were way out in the county and, now, they come in a lot clearer.”  “They took all of our 911 calls for us and got them to us so we could get everybody dispatched out to them,” Manning said. “They were our superheroes for the day, definitely.” Related Manning said the Chickasaw Nation was instrumental in helping the Love County E911 Center update its equipment, and provided them with a “very generous” donation. The donation paid for a new radio system and tower to be installed in the Love County Justice Center. last_img read more

Port Neches native joins cast of Saturday Night Live

first_img Andrew Dismukes, who has been a writer for the show for the past three years, will join the big stage where many comedy legends hail from.Port Neches-Groves Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Julie Gauthier confirmed the news on Thursday.Dismukes graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 2013. One of Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members is a Port Neches native.Andrew Dismukeslast_img

Vermont Supreme Court affirms campaign finance law violation against Green Mountain Future

first_imgThe Vermont Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the state’s enforcement of Vermont’s campaign finance law against Green Mountain Future, an advocacy organization primarily funded by the Democratic Governors Association.The Court affirmed the lower court’s findings that GMF committed campaign finance law violations during the 2010 gubernatorial race. Specifically, GMF violated the law by spending over half-a-million dollars on political advertisements attacking candidate Brian Dubie without registering as a political action committee (’PAC’) with the Secretary of State’s Office, filing required disclosure reports, and by failing to include proper identification information on its ads.The Court dismissed GMF’s contention that its television spots could not be regulated because they focused only on issues. Rather, it ruled that the ads fell squarely within the law’s reach: ‘There can be no serious argument that the purpose of GMF’s advertisements was not to oppose Brian Dubie’s campaign for governor.’The Court also rejected GMF’s argument that Vermont’s law is unconstitutional, holding that the campaign finance disclosure requirements are valid and enforceable under the First Amendment. It concluded that, as construed by the Court, the statute is clear enough for people to determine its intended meaning and does not cover protected speech.In its ruling, the Court articulated objective factors, such as the timing, images, tone and intended audience of an ad, to be used in determining whether the ad’s purpose is to support or oppose a candidate, or ‘to influence voters to vote yes or no on a candidate.’Attorney General William Sorrell welcomed the decision, noting that it followed United States Supreme Court precedent confirming the validity of disclosure requirements in election law.‘Vermont’s disclosure laws play an important role in preserving the integrity of our elections. They allow Vermonters to better evaluate campaign messages and provide voters with information to help identify who is trying to influence their votes. This is particularly true as we are seeing more and more PAC activity in our campaigns,’ said Attorney General Sorrell.In addition, the Court ruled in favor of the State on its cross-appeal, reversing in part the lower court’s decision to impose only a $10,000 penalty for GMF’s violations. The Court held that the lower court erred by failing to consider assigning a penalty for GMF’s identification violation while noting the vast potential number of individual violations. The Court explained that ‘the difficulty of calculating a penalty [does not] mean that no penalty can be awarded.’ It remanded the case to the trial court for consideration of the appropriate penalty to be imposed for the violation of the identification requirement. Vermont Attorney General September 27, 2013last_img read more

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam presents Zone3 as official swim partner

first_imgLeveraging its recently confirmed partnership with Challenge Family, Zone3 will be the new official swim partner of Challenge Almere-Amsterdam. Thanks to this partnership, participants of ‘the second oldest [triathlon] race in the world’ will benefit from a wide range of specially designed endurance products for the next three years.“We are very pleased to present our partnership with a well-known and trusted triathlon brand,” said Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Commercial Director Jort Vlam.Sam Chapman, International Marketing Manager at Zone3, added “It’s great to be working with Challenge Almere-Amsterdam as their official swim partner for the next three years. It’s an exciting opportunity to support one of the oldest triathlons in the world and one of the most iconic races in Europe, as we continue on our quest to become the world’s leading triathlon brand.“This partnership is also a natural extension of our global swim partnership with Challenge Family as official merchandise partner; and we look forward to working with them in the years to come.”Jort Vlam continued “At our race, there will be a large selection of wetsuits and further swim apparel available for beginners, intermediate and pro athletes. There will be some exciting, exclusive offers for Zone3 products and we truly believe this will be amazing for our athletes. There also will be an opportunity to hire wetsuits, so this will give our participants the chance to test and get familiar with the latest Zone3 models before purchase.”Taking place this year on 14 September 2019, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam is a renowned name in triathlon history. After Hawaii, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam (formerly the Holland Triathlon) is one of the oldest triathlons in the world. Athletes such as Axel Koenders, Gregor Stam, Gerrit Schellens, Frank Heldoorn, Georg Potrebitsch, Yvonne van Vlerken, Heleen bij de Vaate and Chrissie Wellington have all featured on the event’s podium.Several European Championships and World Championships have held in Almere. The fastest race time, finishing in 7:55:44, was achieved by Jaroslav Kovacic in 2018. In 2019, Challenge Almere-Amsterdam will host the ETU Long Distance European Championships; and in 2020 the ITU Multisport World Relatedlast_img read more

KDOT project to widen I-35 at 75th Street set to start in coming weeks

first_imgThe Kansas Department of Transportation is planning to begin widening Interstate 35 from three to four lanes in a stretch of highway near 67th and 75th streets in the coming weeks.The stretch of highway getting a fourth lane begins just south of I-35 at 67th Street and continues to just south of I-35 at 75th Street. Construction is slated to start in mid-March.I-35 regularly experiences a bottleneck effect, especially during peak traffic times, because northbound I-35 merges with northbound U.S. 69 just south of 75th Street.Kelly Kultala, public affairs manager for KDOT District 1, said the area will have some lane closures, but the highway is expected to remain open during construction.During the first four months of the project, the southbound on-ramp to I-35 from 75th Street and the southbound exit ramp to 75th Street from I-35 will be closed.“None of the lanes on I-35 will be closed,” Kultala said. “However, the contractor may need to have temporary lane closures from time to time reducing the current three lanes to two lanes.”KDOT recommends vehicles detour at Shawnee Mission Parkway and take Antioch Road between 67th and 87th streets. Kultala said to expect traffic delays.Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid- to late November.last_img read more

Dogs Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Tyrone

first_imgAll bundled up against the early morning chill, 5-pound Yorkshire Terrier Tyrone, 11, likes to take this quiet time of the day to contemplate how he might best lift spirits around Los Alamos. Tyrone is a member of the C.A. Clark family. Courtesy photolast_img

FTSE 100 down but quiet end to the week expected

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CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission to Suriname pays courtesy visit to the…

first_img CARICOM mounting election observation mission for… Suriname’s Foreign Affairs, Ms. Yldiz Pollack-Beighle. During the visit, the minister welcomed the delegation to the Republic of Suriname and emphasized the importance of the CARICOM’s delegation to the conduct of free and fair  Elections on 25 May 2020, even more so in the context of the global challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Elections results reflect will of the people –… St. Kitts-Nevis Elections results reflect will of the… Jun 7, 2020 Mar 22, 2018 Feb 25, 2020 You may be interested in… Jun 1, 2020 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paramaribo – The CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission to Suriname paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yldiz Pollack-Beighle on Wednesday 20 May 2020. The President of the Republic of Suriname H.E. Desiré Delano Bouterse will also receive the delegation at their request later this week. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The minister expressed her appreciation to each delegation member for their commitment to travel to Suriname and to carry out the international electoral observation mission, in the interest of regional solidarity and cooperation. Suriname is the first country in the region to organize an election under the current COVID -19 conditions and will therefore serve as a model for the region. Head of Mission Ms Dora James The four-member Observation Mission is being led by Ms Dora James, the Supervisor of  Elections of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation… It is expected that, in addition to discussions with the Independent Electoral Bureau and other national election authorities, the Mission will meet with, among others, traditional authorities, representatives of political parties, the media and civil society groups. PRESS STATEMENT: Departure of CARICOM Election Observation Mission to SurinameThe CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission (CEOM) is scheduled to depart Suriname on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 after having spent a full two weeks in Suriname observing, not only the Election Day activities of 25th May, but also the Pre and Post-Election Day phases.  On the eve of its departure from…June 1, 2020In “General”CARICOM mounts Election Observation Mission to SurinameIn response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Suriname, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has fielded a CARICOM Election Observation Mission to monitor the general elections which will be held on Monday, 25 May 2020. The four-member Mission which arrived in Suriname on Monday, 18 May 2020 will…May 19, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM Election Observation Mission on the ground in DominicaSince arrival, meetings were held with Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica and Members of the Cabinet, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Commissioner of Police, and the Registrar General. The observer mission that CARICOM has mounted for elections in Dominica on Friday is already on the…December 4, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more