18 Aug

Review: The Tallest Man on Earth Puts His Stake Down at…

first_imgUncategorizedReview: The Tallest Man on Earth Puts His Stake Down at the WilternBy Shayna Rose Arnold – June 14, 2012392ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItI didn’t immediately recognize him when The Tallest Man on Earth (ne Kristian Matsson) took the stage Tuesday night at the Wiltern. To be fair, quite a bit had changed for the Swedish singer-songwriter since I saw him in April 2011, when he played a sweltering outdoor set at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio. He’d toured Europe, spent months writing and recording, and—finally, just this week—released his fourth studio album, There’s No Leaving Now. Early leaks of the record meant that fans at the Wiltern, including the bad singer sitting behind me, already knew the words to most of the songs. Save for his gigantic voice, nothing about The Tallest Man on Earth is tall. A bird of a man, Matsson looked as if he could get lost out there in the dark, prop-less set. Then he started singing. Knees locked and bent, he opened with the pretty “To Just Grow Away,” a new song that explores familiar themes (nature, time, loss) but in a softer tone than he’s known for. Matsson is often compared to Bob Dylan because they both possess that ineluctable couldn’t-be-mistaken-for-anybody-else quality, but it’s his open tunings and pitchy sound that really hooks me, so I was relieved when his voice reached up and down from there. Over the next hour, Matsson delivered a set that bridged newer, more melancholy material like “1904” and “Little Brother” with folk-revival knockouts like “King of Spain” off 2010’s The Wild Hunt. He closed with a stunning encore performance of “Thrown Right at Me,” which he performed with his wife, the equally talented singer-songwriter Amanda Bergman (watch that one below). Played all together, it’s clear that Matsson’s music is made to move to—to drive to, to run to, to explore to—and he’s on his own artistic journey. I hope it brings him back to L.A. soon.Photograph courtesy Wikipedia.org TAGSL.A. Culture2012June 2012Previous articleOrange County Quake Just a 4.0Next articleOrange County Quake Just a 4.0Shayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

13 Jul

Boris Johnson bookies’ favourite for next Tory leader as party members poll names him front-runner

first_img Boris Johnson bookies’ favourite for next Tory leader as party members poll names him front-runner whatsapp David Cameron’s off the cuff remark that he will not serve a third term in number 10 has sparked a flurry of speculation as to who will be the next Tory leader.The speculation has been focused and intensified around three candidates at the top of the Conservative hierarchy – not least because they were named as such by the Prime Minister himself. Home secretary Theresa May, chancellor George Osborne and Cameron’s old Oxford friend and rival Boris Johnson were put into the mix during the PM’s interview with the BBC’s James Landale.As things stand at the moment, Boris Johnson has the edge as the next Conservative Party leader according to the bookies. Ladbrokes puts the London Mayor at 5/2 and Theresa May a close second at 4/1. Osborne came in third 7/1.William Hill also has Boris in first place at 9/4. Odds on May are running at 9/2 while Osborne lags behind at 10/1. The Bookies certainly seem to have their fingers on the pulse of the party membership if a new poll for Conservative Home is to be believed.The Tory supporting website’s poll of Conservative Party members showed 22 per cent wanted Boris to succeed David Cameron as leader. May scored 20 per cent while Osborne trailed in fifth place at nine per cent.While Theresa May retains a good deal of support among the membership she lacks a strong support base among the parliamentary Tory party, which could prove challenging in a future contest.Osborne, thanks to his unpopularity amongst the public may fail to convince the party he could win a General Election if he decides to throw his hat in the ring. However, he has many powerful allies and has made a habit of rewarding his supporters such as the minister of state Matthew Hancock.Boris has support both among the membership and MPs. The last several months have seen Boris treat selected groups of Tory MPs to private dinners at his home in Islington. The Mayor is set to return to the House of Commons in May and will be well-placed for a future leadership bid.  Tags: Boris Johnson General Election 2015 People whatsapp Tuesday 24 March 2015 5:53 am Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyArticles SkillHe Left Wife For Her Sister, Then She Wins It AllArticles SkillMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesWorldemandCanal Drained For First Time And They Find ThisWorldemandComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedy Jeff Misenti Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

23 Jun

Drug addiction is overwhelming Trump’s America. What’s he going to do?

first_img Tags addictionDonald Trumpopioidspolicy Politics STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. GET STARTED What’s included? By Dylan Scott Nov. 14, 2016 Reprints WASHINGTON — To stop the heroin and painkiller crisis killing thousands of Americans, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to build a wall on the Mexican border and provide more treatment to those who need it.After Trump’s shocking electoral upset, people who work in addiction recovery say they want to believe the new president will take the crisis seriously and hope Republicans in Congress who understand the problem will help guide the new administration. What is it? Donald Trump spoke with community leaders and addiction specialists in New Hampshire in October. Evan Vucci/AP Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Drug addiction is overwhelming Trump’s America. What’s he going to do? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more

14 Jun

Carrying the standard of excellence: Alumna Claire Glover

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail For Claire Glover (BME ’17)—recipient of the Colorado Music Educator Association’s 2020 Young Music Educator Award—the mentorship she received at the College of Music is key to her success. “I have an amazing job,” says Glover, director of bands at Mountain Ridge Middle School (MRMS) in Colorado Springs and president/concert band coordinator of the Pikes Peak Middle School Honor Band. “And I have huge gratitude for my mentors.”Specifically, she counts Associate Director of Bands and Conducting and Music Education Instructor Matthew Dockendorf, Associate Professor of Conducting and Music Education and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Enrollment Management Matthew Roeder and Professor of Horn Michael Thornton among her influencers and inspirations; as well as College of Music alumni Jack Yonce and Mike Perez.“When I first started at Mountain Ridge, there were under 300 kids in band,” recalls Glover, 25, whose tenure at the middle school began in August 2017. Since then, that number has grown to 400 participants, translating to the school’s greater participation in the CU Middle School Honor Band. “Buy-in is growing and so is the level of excitement in the Colorado Springs region,” she adds. Indeed, at MRMS, she has led the concert bands to receive superior ratings at the Colorado Bandmasters Association’s Middle School Concert Band Festival and Cañon City Blossom Festival. Additionally, the 8th-grade symphonic band under her direction was invited to perform at the 2019 CMEA conference, and the MRMS Honors Band received an invitation to perform at this year’s conference. “I’ve always been a big believer in asking questions and soliciting advice from mentors,” says Glover, who began playing French horn in 6th grade, which ignited her passion for music education. “Mentors are my guideposts … I just spoke with Dockendorf this morning!“I take feedback easily and welcome it constantly—and I believe that’s a big part of having achieved strong success in a short amount of time. “I’ve also been really lucky. The administration at Mountain Ridge is great, the parent community is supportive and the kids are to die for—honestly, they’re amazing.”Continues Glover, “Because my own middle school experience was hugely impactful, I’ve known my path since then. And I know how incredibly important it is to create a culture that really values music ensembles and performance.”She also credits a “performance mindset” as crucial to her achievements as a conductor. “I’m a good horn player. From Mike Thornton, I learned the importance of being a solid performer. “I wouldn’t be where I am now without the performance perspective I bring to every band rehearsal. I emphasize both education and excellence in performance.”Glover concludes, “At this point, I’m just trying to keep up with the passion and drive of my students. I hope to match, inspire and build on their enthusiasm.”Tags:AlumniBrass and PercussionConductingMusic Education Published: Feb. 4, 2020 • By Sabine Kortals Stein last_img read more

12 Jun

Researchers engineer portable lab to diagnose infectious diseases

first_img Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Add Comment Comments (0) By Press Trust of India on February 7, 2020 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The device is the size of a credit card, can diagnose diseases such as malaria, HIV, or other conditions like depression, anxietyResearchers have engineered a tiny portable lab that plugs into people’s phone, and connects automatically to a doctor’s office through a custom app, an advance they claim may help diagnose infectious diseases, as well as mental health conditions. The device, described in the journal Nature Microsystems & Nanoengineering, is the size of a credit card, and can diagnose diseases such as malaria, HIV, or other conditions like depression and anxiety, the study noted.According to the researchers, including Chong Ahn from the University of Cincinnati in the US, patients put a single-use plastic lab chip into their mouth, and plug it into a slot in the device to test their saliva. The device automatically transmits results to the patient’s doctor through a custom app for nearly instant results, they said in a statement. Ahn and his team used the smartphone device to test for malaria. “Right now it takes several hours or even days to diagnose in a lab, even when people are showing symptoms. The disease can spread,” Ahn said.According to the study, the novel lab chip uses the tendency for liquids to adhere to a surface — capillary action — to draw a sample down two channels called a “microchannel capillary flow assay.” One channel, the researchers said, mixes the sample with freeze-dried antibodies, which are large proteins part of the immune system that specifically target agents foreign to the body. The other channel, they said, contains a freeze-dried luminescent material to read the results when the split samples combine again on three sensors.“The performance is comparable to laboratory tests. The cost is cheaper. And it’s user-friendly,” Ahn said. “We wanted to make it simple so anyone could use it without training or support,” he added.The study noted that the use of smartphones for the novel device’s display, data transfer, source of power, storage and analysis allowed the development of a portable analyser that can be deployed for disease diagnostics directly to the point of care. According to the researchers, the biggest advancement in the device is in the novel design of its tiny channels which naturally draw the sample through the sensors using capillary flow.“The entire test takes place on the chip automatically. You don’t have to do anything. This is the future of personal healthcare,” said study co-author Sthitodhi Ghosh from the University of Cincinnati. Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha AnxietyDepressionhivMalariaNature Microsystems & Nanoengineeringtiny portable labUniversity of Cincinnati News Researchers engineer portable lab to diagnose infectious diseases Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre”last_img read more

12 Jun

38 Jamaicans to Take Up Jobs in Canada

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A total of 38 Jamaicans are being prepared to take up jobs with Canadian-based fast-food chain, Tim Horton’s Corporation, as soon as formal arrangements are in place. Making the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in Gordon House on Tuesday, June 4, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier said the Ministry is about to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the fast-food chain to supply experienced workers to that establishment. The persons being readied were drawn from a pool of workers recruited by the company. “During the period April 10 to 13 this year, a number of Tim Horton’s officials, along with several franchise holders, held a job fair in Jamaica. They conducted interviews in three locations across the island and established a pool of workers, who are to be prepared for dispatch upon demand,” the Minister informed. He further noted that recruitment was also conducted by McDonalds during the last week of May. In the meantime, the Minister informed that the Ministry recently conducted a recruitment exercise to pre-select 2,000 persons for the Canadian Farm Work Programme in anticipation of an expected 10 per cent increase in activities. “Some of these persons are already being processed for departure. A few weeks ago, the Ministry was asked to supply skilled tyre technicians for several companies in Canada. In particular, representatives from WESTCAN, a leading bulk transportation company in Canada, came to Jamaica in May to conduct training and provide certification to these technicians to prepare them for entry into Canada,” he said. Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwards Related2013/2014 Sectoral Debate: Minister of Labour and Social Security, the Hon. Derrick Kellier 38 Jamaicans to Take Up Jobs in Canada LabourJune 5, 2013 RelatedProductivity Centre Assists Uniform Manufacturer to Boost Outputcenter_img RelatedSchools in Western Parishes Get Facelift on Labour Day Advertisementslast_img read more

12 Jun

Florida courts are preparing for the Coronavirus

first_img Feb 27, 2020 Top Stories Florida courts are preparing for the Coronavirus Florida’s courts are preparing for the new coronavirus, COVID-19, with proven procedures and basic preventive advice.Its work so far relies on recent updates of longstanding plans and procedures to protect employees and stakeholders, contain the spread of infectious diseases of all kinds, and ensure ongoing access to justice.“Watch and prepare. Those are the best words of advice I can give all of you as we follow developments about this novel virus,” said Florida Chief Justice Charles T. Canady. “There currently are no Florida cases. There certainly is no cause for undue alarm. But we know there is a potential for this disease to affect the courts and our entire legal system in the weeks ahead. So, I urge everyone to update their office and personal emergency plans and listen carefully as public health agencies tell us what to expect.”The Court Emergency Management Group (CEMG) has met to discuss COVID-19. Jurisdictions throughout the State Courts System have been reminded to review plans and inform employees of strategies for reducing transmission of all infectious diseases. A statewide call of jurisdictions throughout the state is scheduled for Friday with emergency preparedness and human resources staff.Pandemic preparation and readiness are a central part of strategic planning and the branch’s continuity of operations plan, or COOP. Both contemplate the possibility of pandemics and have been previously implemented effectively when other diseases have prompted national and global concern.Resources and tips from the National Center for State Courts and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been provided to employees and put into practice. The state’s Department of Health has set up a web page about Florida’s COVID-19 response at www.floridahealth.gov/covid-19.last_img read more

26 May

Investigation underway after yet another robbery in Inishowen

first_img Investigation underway after yet another robbery in Inishowen Previous articleOne change for Donegal Ladies ahead of Kerry gameNext articleRainfall warning issued for Donegal News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications An investigation is underway after yet another robbery in Inishowen. The latest target, a bus company in Muff, was reportedly broken into overnight with the safe stolen.A forensic examination is currently being carried out at the premises.Gardai are urging anyone with information to come forward. Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – July 27, 2018 last_img read more

26 May

Two arrested following overnight cross border chase

first_img Twitter By News Highland – September 21, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Two arrested following overnight cross border chase Previous article€690k allocated to Donegal for water services programmeNext articleInvestigation launched after vandals destroy community garden News Highland Two people have been arrested following a cross border chase overnight. A car failed to stop for the PSNI and it then crossed the border into Pettigo. The car was observed by the Donegal Town drugs unit.It again failed to stop and entered private property causing substantial damage.The car continued into fields where the two occupants abandoned it and fled on foot.Both were arrested after a foot chase while the driver tested positive for cannabis.The car was bearing false plates and the driver was disqualified.The driver is to appear in Court this morning charged with number of offences. WhatsApp Twitter Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

25 May

Orange fog warning for Donegal

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articleHealth Minister denies that centralisation of cancer referrals threatens services at LGHNext articleGardai investigating report that teenage girl was approached in Letterkenny Town Park News Highland By News Highland – October 1, 2015 Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebookcenter_img Met Eireann have issued a fog warning for Donegal.The orange weather alert is in place until tomorrow morning.As a result the RSA is warning road users of the dangers of driving in heavy fog.Motorists are being advised to switch on their dipped headlights, reduce their speed and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. WhatsApp Orange fog warning for Donegal Pinterest Google+ Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApplast_img read more