Vulfpeck Releases New Album “Mr. Finish Line” With Annual Vulf Pledge Drive [Watch]

first_imgVulfpeck has officially released their new album Mr. Finish Line, featuring 10 gloriously guest-filled tracks. Mr. Finish Line features vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik–leading vocals on his first-ever Vulf recording–and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong. Following last year’s The Beautiful Game, 2017’s Mr. Finish Line is finally here after another huge year for the band, which saw them sell out international clubs all summer long.Watch Chris Thile & More Cover Vulfpeck On ‘A Prairie Home Companion’While four of the album’s greatest selections were pre-released, the remaining six tracks present several layers of quintessential Vulf. From the quirky harmonies of “Mr. Finish Line” to the upbeat symmetry of “Tee Time”, the unforgettable lyrics in “Business Casual”, the heart-pounding feels of “Grandma”, and the bass moves in “Captain Hook”, the band’s seventh release places itself right in line with Vulfpeck’s growing trajectory. The infamous clarinet solo from “Back Pocket” makes not one, but two appearances in “Mr. Finish Line” and “Business Casual”, creating a feeling of comfort, consistency, and reprise, as well as exponential growth. Hosting more musical guests than any album previously, Vulfpeck’s Mr. Finish Line opens up the quartet’s stage to an even bigger audience for them to perform. With no dates currently on the schedule, we can’t wait to see what Vulfpeck has in store for 2018.In celebration of all this, Vulfpeck will host their Annual Vulf Pledge Drive tonight, November 7th, at 6pm ET. The telethon will begin with an official “Mr. Finish Line” dance tutorial, followed by an appropriate “purple root vegetable shootout.” The livestream will conclude with a performance by the “premiere vulfpeck cover band in the greater LA area.” All expectations should be left at home for the Annual Vulf Pledge Drive. Head to the band’s Facebook page for your own viewing pleasure.Listen to Vulfpeck’s new Mr Finish Line below:last_img read more

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IRClass Starts Issuing Electronic Certificates

first_imgClassification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has started issuing electronic certificates to all of its classed vessels.As informed, the e-certificates are available on the IRClass website through a secure platform — giving ship owners, regulators and charterers a real-time access to the latest class and statutory certificates.Commenting on this initiative, Vijay Arora, Joint Managing Director of IRClass, said: “The implementation of IRClass e-certificates are expected to reduce administrative burden and document handling costs for ship owners, coupled with increasing operational efficiency.”The e-certificates have a digital signature and a tracking number for online verification purposes. This allows the user to determine the validity of the certificates — to ensure that they have not been falsified or tampered with. The authenticity, originality and traceability of the e-certificates can be verified through the IRClass Verification Portal, according to the classification society.“We have started issuing e-certificates (provided the flag state has approved its use) to all newbuilding vessels on delivery as well as existing vessels on completion of their upcoming renewal survey,” Arora explained.“We are looking towards stepping up on our digitalisation efforts in various other areas in the near future – as technological advancements continue to transform the industry at a rapid pace,” he further said.last_img read more

SIMEC Atlantis seeks tidal modelling expertise

first_imgSustainable energy company SIMEC Atlantis Energy is looking for loads and modelling engineer who would join its turbines & engineering services team working on development of tidal energy technology.Based in Bristol, the position entails performing turbine loading calculations to support the design process.In addition, the responsibility for the analysis of turbine loading and performance and subsystem functionality during testing, commissioning and service will also come with the job for the new engineer.The post will report to Head of Loads and Modelling and will work closely with colleagues across our engineering and project delivery teams to drive the turbine design process.SIMEC Atlantis Energy is a global developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects with more than 1,000 megawatts of power projects in various stages of development which includes the company’s flagship tidal stream project, MeyGen.The company has recently announce plans to to deliver 40% more yield from the MeyGen tidal energy array by installing two of its new 2MW tidal turbines to the scheme.When installed, during the project’s Stroma phase, the new Atlantis turbines – rated up to 2.0MW using more powerful generators and larger rotor diameters – will also use a new subsea connection hub and share a single export cable, enhancing the existing 6MW MeyGen array.The deadline to apply for the job has been set for November 19, 2018.last_img read more

Blake Walsman

first_imgI hope you have noticed in the local news outlets that Blake Walsman was named NAIA All-American.  Walsman, who plays for Cincinnati Christian University, averaged 21.4 points per game this year and 14.3 rebounds per game.  He shot an amazing 61% from the field.Walsman led the nation in rebounding double doubles.  Walsman’s 904 rebounds broke CCU’s school record for rebounding.  He is also the second leading scorer in school history with 1,541 points.  Added to his amazing season were his 7 games of 20+ rebounds.  Walsman was a 2-sport athlete for Batesville High School.  Blake is not only a great athlete for CCU, but is also an excellent student.I admire Blake because he chose a university that met his needs and gave him an opportunity to continue his athletic career.  Congratulations, Blake!last_img read more

Burnley snap up Gilks

first_img Gilks had been with the Tangerines since 2008, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and featuring during their one-season stay in the division. He began his career with his home-town club Rochdale and has also spent time with Norwich and, on loan from Blackpool, at Shrewsbury. Gilks will link up with his new team-mates on Burnley’s return to pre-season training later this week. He is the second player the Turf Moor outfit have signed since they secured their return to the Premier League at the end of 2013-14, with winger Michael Kightly, captured on a permanent deal from Stoke after a loan stint, having been the first. The Clarets also announced on Wednesday that long-serving defender Michael Duff – the only remaining player at the club from their last top-flight season in 2009/10 – has agreed a new one-year deal. It will take the 36-year-old Northern Ireland international into an 11th campaign with the east Lancashire side. In a statement confirming the news, Burnley added of Duff: “The veteran defender recently completed his Pro License coaching badges, but the new deal does not, as reported, include a coaching role.” Burnley have announced the signing of former Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks. Press Associationcenter_img The Scotland international, 32, has agreed a two-year deal with the Clarets, subject to Premier League and Football Association approval. He had previously been a free agent following his departure from Blackpool, for whom he was an ever-present in the Sky Bet Championship last term. last_img read more

Ambode Boosts MFM FC’s Champions League Campaign with N50m

first_imgHe therefor pledged to assist the team with the necessary support to ensure successful campaign at the championship.While congratulating the team for the feat, Governor Ambode particularly acknowledged and saluted the vision of MFM General Overseer, Pastor Daniel Kayode Olukoya who founded the team ten years ago, saying that the state government was proud to associate with his idea of meaningfully engaging the youths to contribute positively to the society.Responding to some requests by the MFM FC, Governor Ambode donated N25milion to the footballers and officials of the club for qualifying for the CAF Champions League and another N25million to ensure hitch-free campaign, as well as adequately prepare for the tournament.The governor directed the State Sports Commission to ensure that the Agege Stadium, which is the home-ground being used by MFM FC, be put in good shape to meet up with CAF standard before inspection in December.While recalling the promise he made to the people during his electioneering to use tourism, hospitality, entertainment and arts as well as sports for excellence, Governor Ambode said the feat by the team aptly conform with the vision and plan of the state government that is to use sports to advance the economy and positively engage the youths.According to him, “We need sports to use it as an instrument to build the economy of Lagos and also direct the energy of our younger ones to things that are very positive as exemplified by what is happening today. Beyond football, they continue to use it for their own mental ability to be able to be proud future leaders in this country and that is what we are trying to say.“It is a way of propagating new leaders and people who are properly disciplined because you need a lot of discipline to play football. There are things that are not taught in schools that you actually find in sports and that is the direction we are trying to go with youth development in this state and so I like to commend the team and the officials,” the governor said.While speaking on other plans for sports development in the state, Ambode said aside the ongoing transformation of Onikan Stadium to world-class standard, a major upgrade of the Teslim Balogun Stadium would soon be carried out, while efforts were already ongoing for the Lagos Games Village located along the Lekki-Epe axis to commence in 2018.Also, the Governor said his administration would soon invite stakeholders in the sports sector to discuss modalities for the Lagos Premier League which, according to him, would have 20 teams.Ambode charged the MFM FC to be good ambassadors of the State and be at their best at the tournament.Earlier, MFM Director of Sports Worldwide, Mr Godwin Enakhena commended the governor and indeed the state government for the support so far extended to the team, stressing that the assistance contributed to the feat achieved by the team to play at the continental level.He recalled how the state government released Agege Stadium to MFM FC without charging one kobo for use as home-ground.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, wednesday heaped praises on the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Football Club for returning the state to the prestigious CAF Champions League 16 years after a team from the state participated in the tournament.Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja wednesday when he received MFM FC alongside top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ambode said it was gratifying that a team from the Lagos would be participating in the 2018 edition of the continental tournament after such a long time.last_img read more

Ten 1st-half penalties draw Marrone’s ire after game

first_img Published on September 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm After thinking about it for four awkward, silent seconds, Nick Provo provided a carbon copy of his first response. Why did he feel Syracuse committed 10 first half penalties? How did, and how will, SU get that penalty problem out of its ‘system?’ ‘You just got to make plays,’ Provo said. ‘Penalties happen. You just have to get them out of your system.’ Saturday, they just happened. At an alarming rate in the first half for the Orange. The 14 penalties in total, the most for a Big East team this year, coming against an FCS team in Maine was because of, well, nothing in particular. Penalties happen. There it was: the repetition, when it came to his answer to SU’s penalty problem for Provo. Repetition with his words coming after a 38-14 win in which the Orange repeated its poor penalty performance for the second straight year against the Black Bears, yielding only a 17-14 SU lead at halftime. In 2009, SU committed its most penalties on the year with 10 against Maine. SU head coach Doug Marrone attributed the performance to the obvious: a failure to focus.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Penalties? What do I assess them to?’ Marrone said. ‘A lack of focus.’ Added Marrone: ‘The only thing that I would say bothered me the most was the penalties.’ It was a repeat performance of flailing yellow flags and piercing whistles in the Carrier Dome, most of it sprinkled throughout the first 30 minutes. After one quarter, the offense had run just two more plays than offensive and defensive penalties committed (six to four). At the half, the Orange had amassed those 10 penalties, just five shy of the total penalties for the team heading into the game. Ten penalties, just shy of one-sixth of the total the Orange committed all of last year. Ten penalties in 58 total first half plays. A 17 percent chance of committing a penalty per snap. The percentage was not one Marrone was OK with. Heading into the game, Marrone had a very similar percentage on his mind, as well. A percentage just one number off. On SU’s statistical chart, it says a team has a 16 percent chance in winning when committing two turnovers a game, a number SU reached or eclipsed in its first two games. Poor percentages are something no coach, including Marrone, wants to wrestle with. Marrone said he also isn’t one who wants to wrestle with a ‘Here we go again’ mindset. When down in the first half, Marrone said the thought of déjà vu never crept into his mind. He doesn’t act that way. He made that clear, once again, in his postgame press conference. And at halftime, he made it clear to his team that the game was in their control. No overbearing mention of the penalties. No halftime meltdown or show to get his players to stay disciplined. Penalties happen. ‘I told them we were winning the football game, and that we had momentum on our side,’ Marrone said. ‘We don’t need to worry about, ‘What happens if they do this, what happens if they do that?” Following the game, Marrone rattled off a slew of things Maine did to perhaps throw SU off and commit the penalties. There was Maine’s inverted-weak safety, negating SU’s weak-side running game. There was the bringing down of the Black Bears’ strong safety. There was the ‘two-trap.’ There was the three-deep coverage. But every player asked from SU said there was no déjà vu. Repeated answers of penalties ‘being a part of the game’ were spoken by Provo, Doug Hogue and Van Chew, among others. But with that, no one fully went into what it is about Maine that catches SU off guard. After all, Maine’s opponents only attained nine total penalties against the Black Bears prior to Saturday. Is it the much-talked about trickery? Is it the fact that Maine is an FCS opponent? Chew said it came down to nervousness. But what is there to be nervous about against Maine? Why Maine? Why the repeat performance? For SU’s leading tackler on the day in Derrell Smith, there really isn’t anything to look into with the penalty showing. It’s not déjà vu. It’s nothing about Maine. Unlike Provo, Smith didn’t need an awkward pause to supply his first answer. It was almost as if he had the succinct response dialed up before the question was finished. Penalties happen. And it’s mere coincidence. Said Smith: ‘What a ‘coinkydink.’ ‘ [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Core curriculum changes to take effect in fall 2015

first_imgProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett,  has worked alongside a team of staff to design a new general education curriculum composed of eight core requirements and classes composed of 20 students for incoming freshmen starting the school year in fall 2015.The categories will remain similar, though they will be lettered A through F and will span departments outside of the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. In addition to taking classes in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences and physical sciences, students will be required to take a quantitative reasoning class.Instead of taking six general education classes, new students will  be required to take eight. Two new categories will supplement the material currently covered by the diversity requirement. These categories are “Citizenship in the Global Era” and “Traditions and Historical Foundations.”Dr. Steven Lamy, vice dean of academic programs, explained that the change is not meant to eliminate the previous requirement, but evolve it.“The new themes will not replace the diversity requirement. Instead, they will deal with the same issues of the diversity theme, but on a broader scale,” Lamy said. “General education courses will have tags indicating these themes. When people choose these, they will satisfy both their general education core classes and their themes.”Dr. Gene Bickers, vice provost for undergraduate programs, explained that the diversity requirement will involve the study of past and current social issues.“The ‘Citizenship in the Global Era’ theme will deal with contemporary issues and diversity outside of the United States. Meanwhile, the ‘Traditions and Historical Foundations’ will deal with the past and societal development,” Bickers said. “Students will not need to fulfill these requirements by taking additional classes. Students will fulfill these requirements the same way they complete their diversity theme now.”Bickers explained that the idea behind this initiative is to provide more rigor and flexibility into the curriculum.“General education classes will now be incorporating the whole university. Students will be able to fulfill their general education by taking classes in Annenberg, Roski and even Keck,” Bickers said.Spanning such a wide array of schools, Bickers stressed that students who are not in Dornsife will now have the opportunity to start completing their majors earlier.Miranda Mazariegos, a sophomore majoring in English who transferred from Boston University, explained that she considers USC’s curriculum to be relatively flexible.“USC is definitely more flexible in terms of their general education. When I was in BU, I really wanted to double major. As a result of its general education requirements, it was almost impossible for me. In USC, the general education allows you to do more,” Mazariegos said.The changes will only apply to   freshmen entering USC in fall 2015 or later. Transfer students will not be affected.Students will also be able to complete one of their core requirements in a class of 20 students, as opposed to the large lecture style of many general education requirements.“This is great news. This means that freshmen will have at least two small classes during their first year. This can be extremely helpful, given that USC is such a large school,” Lamy said.Shea Carter, a senior majoring in communication, explained that she would have preferred to be enrolled in general education courses with smaller class sizes.“When I came to USC, USC’s size was very overwhelming. If I would have had to take classes that were smaller, I would have had the opportunity to meet people and have classes that were more personal,” Carter said.Bickers explained that this initiative has taken three years to develop and has received significant faculty input.“Our main intention, though, is to give students more flexibility and provide them with classes that will be relevant to them after they graduate,” Bickers said.last_img read more

Former USCAA Board of Governors President elected to Board of Trustees

first_imgAlumnus and former USC Alumni Association Board of Governors President Rod Nakamoto has been elected to the Board of Trustees, the University announced on Wednesday.Nakamoto, who currently serves as an adviser at a financial group that he co-founded, received his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business from the Marshall School of Business.He has served on numerous alumni boards since his time at USC, including the Asian Pacific Alumni Association — of which he served as president from 2011 to 2013.During his time as president of the USCAA Board of Governors he focused on alumni engagement opportunities and networking events.“USC is on an unparalleled trajectory as an elite research university,” he told USC Trojan Family Magazine back in fall of 2016. “I hope to encourage alumni to rediscover and engage with the university. I think they’ll be surprised at how much it has transformed.”Nakamoto met his wife, Elsie Nakamoto, as a student at USC, and two of their three children graduated from the University.“Rod Nakamoto embodies the closeness and commitment of the Trojan Family,” USC President C. L. Max Nikias said to USC News. “He has invested countless hours into this university, and he cares deeply about its mission. His passion for his alma mater and his insight will be of great benefit to our board.”The Board of Trustees is the highest leadership board at the University, consisting of 57 voting members. Trustees serve five-year terms.Nakamoto’s election continues a long legacy of past USCAA Board of Governors’ presidents continuing on to the Board of Trustees, including his two immediate predecessors, Michael Adler and Amy Ross.last_img read more