Chromeo Performs “Bad Decision” On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Canadian-bred psychedelic funk-pop duo Chromeo served as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.Chromeo offered up a performance of “Bad Decisions”, a disco-infused cut off of their Head Over Heels release. Frontman Dave 1 dazzled the late-night television show with his vocal lead as P-Thugg added some vocoder-assisted backing vocals. Dave 1 exclaimed, “So ya’ll don’t even stress for a sec, cuz your loving is the best if I just make a bad decision,” before the duo and their full-band ensemble crashed into the catchy cut’s main theme.The dance-friendly funk duo made a big return in 2018 with the release of their fifth studio album, Head Over Heels, which arrived back in mid-June via Big Beat/Atlantic Records. The album was their first since 2014’s White Women and included a wide spectrum of guest artists including The-Dream, French Montana, Stefflon Don, and Amber Mark contributing vocals, while Raphael Saadiq, Rodney Jerkins, and Pino Palladino provided additional instrumentation. The album also includes Grammy-nominated singer DRAM and former Prince guitarist Jesse Johnson.Watch Chromeo perform “Bad Decision” on Late Night with Seth Meyers below:Chromeo – Late Night with Seth Meyers – 5/21/19[Video: Late Night with Seth Meyers]Chromeo is gearing up to open up their extensive tour with a two-night stand at Minneapolis, MN’s First Avenue on Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and 24th. For ticketing information and a full list of the group’s upcoming tour dates, head to Chromeo’s website.last_img read more

Writers at Risk

first_imgIt is June 29, 2004, in St. Petersburg, Russia.Magazine writer Maksim Maksimov, investigating police corruption, gets a tip. He follows an informant to an apartment on Furshtatskaya Street.Five men are waiting there. Seizing Maksimov, they beat him, then choke him to death. They wrap his body in plastic, stuff it into the trunk of a car, and drive to a forest nearby. The body is never found.Maria Yulikova, a freelance Russian journalist now studying at Tufts University, told the story of the 41-year-old Maksimov last month in a classroom at Harvard’s Memorial Hall. The setting was a freshman expository writing class taught by Jane Unrue.Yulikova told the assembled students that she has the facts, and has talked to witnesses. But no one will go on record. One of the murderers is a high-ranking Russian federal police officer, she said. She asks them, as students of the persuasive essay, how she should get her message heard?Unrue is an experimental-fiction writer with an M.F.A. from Brown University. In both sections of her class, Expository Writing 20: “The Voice of Authority,” she hosts two international writers every semester. They tell stories such as Yulikova’s, though more often through literary fiction — the kind of art that galls repressive governments.Her literary visitors, all of whom she called “exceptional artists,” have included a Chinese dissident poet, an Iranian novelist unwelcome in his own country, a writer from Zimbabwe who is translating “King Lear” into his native Shona, a Buddhist story writer formerly jailed in Burma, and an Iraqi novelist whose painful reality sometimes emerges in the mask of science fiction. (One of her Saddam Hussein-era books speaks volumes with its title: “Things That Did Not Happen.”)After the visits, Unrue’s students do a comparative literary analysis of the writers’ work, “often in light of the oppression they have endured,” she said.Last spring, Unrue launched a Visiting Writers Series of public panels. Next spring’s panel will include participants from literary journals, most of which have been banned. The event will be partly funded by the Humanities Center at Harvard. Center Executive Director Steven Biel said of Unrue, “She does amazing stuff,” but future funding, he added, remains uncertain.This year, Unrue also has put a name to the idea of hosting important literary artists from overseas: Writers at Risk. She hopes her new initiative will grow into a formal University shelter for important writers who face threats in their own countries.Unrue’s idea has the support of the Harvard chapter of Scholars at Risk, which is part of an international network of institutions that provides refuge for 50 dissident academics a year. Most of them come from traditional disciples such as science and law.Since 2002, Harvard has sponsored 20 scholars at risk; six are in residence this year. But only three of the 20 so far have been poets or novelists, said Unrue, who is on Harvard’s Scholars at Risk committee. The first, in 2007, was celebrated Iranian novelist Shahriar Mandanipour. The other two, in danger at home, remain anonymous.Writers at Risk is a dynamic, though unofficial, component of Harvard’s Scholars at Risk chapter, said co-director Jacqueline Bhabha, who is also executive director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies.Bhabha, an authority on asylum law, is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Bringing such high-end writers to Harvard classrooms, she said, has been “spectacular.”The presence of dissident and threatened writers enriches the classroom experience, and Writers at Risk could institutionalize that, said Unrue. “This is something we would like to build.”Unrue also has a program that conducts audio interviews with dissident writers visiting from abroad. The interviews, two hours long, are historical but strongly literary, burrowing down into the level of technique, said Unrue. “They are really meant for the young writer.”Yulikova’s visit was intended as a lesson in persuasive strategy for Unrue’s first class of 15 that day. Visits by any writers, she said, must have “a rigorous, practical nature.”The students were seated around a large table under stained-glass windows. “We’ve been moving, from day one, to the real world,” said Unrue.Her students had started the semester by reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey. Now the real cuckoo’s nest was present, in the form of stories like Yulikova’s.To the amazed freshmen, the Russian journalist opened a window into a world in which news writers, novelists, and poets are routinely murdered, imprisoned, or harassed for their work with words.According to International PEN, the writers group, at least 68 online and print journalists have been killed in the last year, seven of them in Russia. Another 1,000 writers have been attacked, often by authorities; 200 of those assaulted were then sentenced to prison for 20 years or more.Many such cases remain obscure, including Maksimov’s, said Yulikova, a master of arts in law and diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School at Tufts.“I feel like I’m the only journalist on the story,” she said, recalling her last interview in St. Petersburg, to which she brought a bodyguard. “It’s not big. It’s not a Moscow story.”In the past five years, Yulikova has gleaned facts in the Maksimov case, in part as the one-time Moscow representative of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.But she has worked on the case as a friend too — a friend of Maksimov’s mother, who is still haunted to know the truth about her son’s death and yet remains helpless.“I talk to her on the phone,” Yulikova told the class, as if to impart the writer’s real gift: empathy. “I hear her voice all the time.”last_img read more

Bradley Dean Steps In for Tam Mutu in Doctor Zhivago Tonight

first_img View Comments Broadway vet Bradley Dean will step in for Tam Mutu in the title role in Doctor Zhivago on April 3. The April 2 evening performance of the epic romance was canceled after Mutu could not appear in the show because of illness and with less than a week of preview performances to date, there had not been time to prepare understudy Dean. The Des McAnuff-helmed production will officially open at the Great White Way’s Broadway Theatre on April 21.Dean’s Broadway credits include The Last Ship, Evita, A Little Night Music, Company, Spamalot, Man of La Mancha and Jane Eyre.The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky.The cast also includes Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer. Doctor Zhivago Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015last_img read more

The future of financial services technology

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Charting the future of financial services technology is perhaps the challenge of this era for credit unions.To further underscore that point, Mark Sievewright, founder of Sievewright & Associates, repeated a line from his speech to the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences.“The pace of change in technology is now as slow as it is going to get,” Sievewright says. “Got that?”Sievewright’s tips for course-charting include:Transform your branches. Consider a new look and staffing for branches, he says. The future branch will be tech-abundant, have fewer people, and a smaller footprint.last_img read more

Modi writes ‘golden history’ launching Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

first_imgThis triggered religious riots that killed 2,000 people, most of them Muslims.A lengthy legal battle ensued, but in November India’s top court awarded the site to Hindus, allowing a temple “touching the sky” to be built on top of the ruined mosque.Wednesday’s elaborate religious ceremony, involving priests in saffron masks, bricks made of silver and 135 living saints, was broadcast live on television.Images that appeared to show how the temple would look like when completed were displayed in New York’s Times Square.  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “golden history” was written Wednesday as he launched construction of a new Hindu temple at a flashpoint religious site that has sparked some of the country’s bloodiest sectarian violence.The colorful ceremony in Ayodhya, with Modi surrounded by saffron-clad priests, came on the first anniversary of the removal of the special status enjoyed by divided Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority region.For his Hindu nationalist supporters, both steps confirm Modi as a decisive, visionary and heroic leader — and India’s most important in decades. ‘India exposed’ But in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan led a rally as “solidarity marches” took place in major cities.”India stands exposed before the world, yet again, as an oppressor and aggressor,” Khan said in a statement.Other actions have also alarmed Modi’s critics and delighted his fans.Last year, a new law made it easier for millions of illegal immigrants from three neighboring countries to get citizenship — but not if they are Muslims.More may be in the pipeline, including a mooted nationwide register obliging people to prove they are Indian, and a uniform civil code doing away with Islamic rules in areas such as marriage.”Clearly, it’s full speed ahead with the Hindu nationalist agenda,” Kugelman said. Crackers and dancing Small celebrations took place across India including in Pune where people danced around a Ram statue and in Amritsar where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth members burned crackers.Modi, 69, sharing a stage with the head of the RSS militaristic hardline Hindu group, compared the building of the temple to India’s struggle for independence from Britain.”Just as 15 August [Independence Day] symbolizes the untiring tenacity, millions of sacrifices and the fervent desire for freedom… similarly this day reminds of the sacrifice made by several generations… for the Ram temple,” he said.”A wait that lasted centuries is ending today. Golden history has been scripted.”Modi’s biographer, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, told AFP earlier that the premier was looking to “make his position permanently in history” on the strength of this temple.Further cementing his place in the country’s annals is his action on Kashmir, divided between India and Pakistan since 1947 and the spark of two wars and much bloodshed.The BJP had long seen the special status enjoyed by the part of Kashmir controlled by India as a historical wrong, and on August 5 last year, Modi abolished it.An accompanying security operation turned the region into a fortress for weeks, with all telecommunications cut and thousands taken into custody.Even now, India has “maintained stifling restraints on Kashmiris in violation of their basic rights”, according to Human Rights Watch.People from outside Kashmir are now allowed to buy land for the first time, igniting fears Modi wants to change the region’s demographic makeup with an Israel-style “settler” project.Fearing protests ahead of the anniversary, thousands of Indian troops imposed a tight curfew in Kashmir and the streets were largely deserted.center_img His critics see him as remolding the officially secular country of 1.3 billion as a Hindu nation at the expense of India’s 200 million Muslims, and taking it in an authoritarian direction.”Modi has certainly been India’s most transformative leader in recent memory,” Michael Kugelman, from the Wilson Center, told AFP, making him “wildly popular, but also highly controversial and quite divisive”.The holy city of Ayodhya in northern India has long been a religious tinderbox, providing the spark for some of its worst sectarian violence.In 1992, a Hindu mob destroyed a centuries-old mosque there that they believed had been built on the birthplace of Ram, an important deity. Topics :last_img read more

Jol praise for Pulis

first_imgFulham manager Martin Jol believes Tony Pulis should be admired for his physical style of football, despite describing Stoke as a “near rugby team” earlier this season. Jol made that comment in November after seeing his side beaten 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium. Ahead of Saturday’s return fixture Jol maintains his team had been bullied that day, but believes Pulis deserved credit, rather than any inferred ridicule, for it. “In that game yes. They tried to bully us,” he said. “It was annoying for me. That is what I told my players at half-time and in the second half they did it again, so nothing changed. They play a style which is probably difficult for any team to play against.” Jol added: “He (Pulis) feels that this is the way to do it and the way for him to be successful. I always admire that. I respect that. You have a lot of teams that have no style, in Europe for example. “They play 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-4-2 and they change their style all the time and I don’t like that. I like the people who make their choice and stick to their choice and hopefully they are successful with that.” Jol has made his managerial reputation by sending out teams intent on passing their way out of trouble. That has proved successful enough to ensure he has always finished inside the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League, during stints at Tottenham and Fulham. And while he admits he would not replicate Pulis’ style he bristled at suggestions it was an archaic formula for success. “I could try to play like that but I haven’t got the players,” he said. “It is English. I always would like to play organised football that is very attractive. You look at Stoke and their main purpose is to deliver. To get the ball into the box. But I can’t say that they don’t play. There is not many teams with this style left and that is why Stoke is quite successful.” Fulham were boosted on the eve of the match by confirmation veteran midfielder Damien Duff has signed a one-year contract extension. Duff, who has scored three times in 22 league appearances this term, will remain at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2014. Jol admitted the 33-year-old’s signature comes as a relief amid concern he could lose a chunk of his squad in the summer. “We have 11 people who are at the end of their contract (at the end of the season),” he said. “So we have a few problems.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gregg Berhalter is excited to rebuild very young USMNT’s image

first_img Cristian Roldan uses experience to help bring change to the USMNT “We certainly want to be able to see the concepts,” Berhalter said. “And it gives us now a good blueprint to move forward. So what we’ll do is, we’ll analyze the game, analyze what concepts are pretty welcoming, what concepts need developing and it will give us a blueprint to go forward.He continued: “It’s going to give us information. Right now we have no body of work to go on and this is the start of our body of work.”Berhalter, who joins the national team with five seasons in MLS at Columbus Crew under his belt, has put together a roster with some familiar faces — including Crew’s Zack Steffen (goalkeeper), Wil Trapp (midfielder) and Gyasi Zardes (forward) — some veterans and a lot of young players.There are just a few who have double-digit caps: Michael Bradley leads the way with 142, Zardes has 40, Paul Arriola has 17 and Trapp 11. The rest have between zero and six, making the squad almost completely new.But, Berhalter is using this to his advantage.The players, who come from various different styles of play across MLS, have been adapting well to the new system and, as he said just a day removed from their contest, “they are excited to be challenged, they are excited to work and they are excited to give it an opportunity.”“One thing I’ve learned is you have players coming from diverse environments,” he added. “Some clubs they play a certain way, other clubs play another way and it’s getting them all together, getting them on the same page. It’s more clear when you can tie into a common mission and you can get the guys focused on one philosophy.“To me, it’s not just in one element. We’re trying to do that in team presentations, we’re trying to do that in team-building activities, we’re trying to do that in our training sessions — really ingraining what we’re looking to achieve on the field and continually talking about it.”Berhalter said he doesn’t think the U.S. team will ever line up with teams like Brazil and Spain, at least not in his lifetime. He wants to compete with these teams by using the group’s common mission.“The strength in our group is going to be in the collective,” he said. “We’re going to have to be better and we’re going to have to be better from a collective standpoint and the team building and team camaraderie and the system of play — all of that can help give us an advantage.”Realistically, this won’t come together after one match or after their next against Costa Rica on Feb. 2. For now, Berhalter is focused on measurable goals, progress week in and week out until the identity of the team fully forms. “For us, it’s going to be about how can we get into our structure, how can we get into our shape, how can we open up and get into our offensive organization — that I think will be a little bit of a challenge but something that we relish in,” he said.Kickoff between the U.S. and Panama is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. on Sunday. The match will be televised on ESPN2. PHOENIX — A new era of men’s soccer is starting, but be warned: It won’t be perfect.Not yet.center_img Tim Howard says he will retire following 2019 MLS season Rather, let newly appointment manager Gregg Berhalter do the talking.He will be leading the U.S. Men’s National Team in its first game of the 2019 season Sunday at State Farm Stadium. The young group will face Panama, another young team, but gauging their success will take time, and fully implementing Berhalter’s style of play will take longer. Related Newslast_img read more

Travel Alert: Overnight frost leaves icy roads in parts of Donegal

first_imgMotorists are being advised to take extreme care this Monday morning after a sharp frost has left some roads in an icy condition.Temperatures dropped to as low as -4C in parts of Donegal last night and freezing fog is lingering in areas this morning. A Status Yellow Low Temperature warning is place until 10am.Motorists around Buncrana, in particular, are being told to take care due to ice. The AA is advising drivers to leave extra time for their journeys and to slow down: “Leave plenty of extra time to de-ice your vehicle before you set out. When driving on icy roads, remember it takes longer to stop so slow down and keep further back from the vehicle in front. ”Donegal County Council gritters were dispatched to all main routes from 6am.The following routes are being gritted, but drivers are warned to assume that no road is ice-free:ALL routes will be gritted from 6AM on Mon. 18/11. Donegal gritting route index as follows: 06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana TownLT: Letterkenny Town Travel Alert: Overnight frost leaves icy roads in parts of Donegal was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Eye Can See Clearly Now

first_imgThe cornea has no blood vessels.  That’s weird.  But it’s a good thing, or we would be looking through a network of threadlike strands all the time.  According to EurekAlert, scientists at Scheppens Eye Institute decided to find out how the cornea stays clear.  They found that it is heavily stocked with a special protein, VEGFR-3, that halts the normal progression of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth) that occurs in all other tissues of the body except cartilage.If this were the only thing allowing us to see clearly, it would be amazing enough, but it’s just the tip of the eyeball.  For examples of other factors involved you may have never realized, read our 08/31/2005 entry (second bullet), and the 08/28/2003 entry.  How do Darwinists deal with these observational facts?  Watch them blink: 09/22/2005, 05/13/2005.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Manure Science Review Aug. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Darke County on Wednesday August 12 at Mississinawa Valley High School, 10480 Staudt Road, in Union City, Ohio, close to the border with Indiana.  The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management, or utilization.  The MSR consists of both classroom style presentations and field demonstrations of manure equipment.  Registration opens at 8:15 am and the program begins at 8:45 am. The afternoon field demos conclude at 4:00 pm.This year’s MSR will focus on aspects of manure management related to limiting the chance of manure nutrients to reach lakes and streams.  Topics that will be covered in the morning program include: Ohio’s new rules that limit manure application on snow-covered and frozen ground; lessons learned from the March 2015 application of manure on deep snow; emergency planning 101 for when spills occur; nutrient movement: data from edge of field studies; and the most recent data from university research on expanding the manure application window.Field demonstrations in the afternoon will feature a new poultry litter applicator; solid manure spreader calibration; smoking farm tile to show preferential flow; direct incorporation of pelleted poultry litter; manure application setback distances; cover crops; and applicators for injecting liquid manure, side-dressing liquid manure, and dragline systems on corn.Participants in the event are eligible for the following continuing education credits: ODA Certified Livestock Manager, 4.0 continuing education hours; Certified Crop Adviser, 3.5 Soil and Water Management continuing education units, 1.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Manure Management CEUs; and Professional Engineer, 2.0 continuing professional development hours. Indiana office of state chemist hours are available as well.Pre-registration is requested.  Early registration by August 4 is $25/person and registration after August 4 or the day of the event is $30/person.  Morning coffee, juice, donuts, and lunch are included in the registration.  In addition to the program, there will be sponsor exhibits and displays.More information, including details on program topics and field demonstrations, registration forms, and flyers, are available at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/images/MSR_flyer_2015.pdfOhio Manure Science Review collaborators include OSU Extension, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.Event sponsors include the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio EPA, Ag Credit, North Star, Brookside Consultants of Ohio, Cooper Farms, Quellz Products Inc.For more information on the event, call 330-202-3533 or email [email protected]last_img read more