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Vulfpeck Performs New Theo Song, Covers Al Green, Welcomes Swift Technique Horns In Philly [Photos/Videos]

first_imgBack from Europe, Vulfpeck had their first show on American soil last night at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Philly Native Son warmed up the crowd before the Vulf finally hit around 1am as part of the Project Pabst after-party special. The funk quartet was joined by some very special guests, including the “Funky Duck” himself Antwaun Stanley, and a full horns section.Local Philly extraordinaires Ian Gray (Swift Technique, trombone), Greg Rosen (Swift Technique, trumpet), Brian Blaker (Swift Technique, tenor sax, soprano sax), and Sam Greenfield (Electron, Stratosphere All-Stars, alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet) joined frequent collaborator Mark Dover (clarinet) to blow some extra life into “Back Pocket,” “1612”, “Funky Duck”, and “It Gets Funkier”. The funky five amplified Jack Stratton‘s dance moves to a new dimension, calling upon the 3,000 attendees finest claps galore. The vibes were plenty, the souls were loud, the energy was contagiously happening. To say we hope these horns are more heavily included in future Vulf-collaborations is an understatement.Among the many highlights of the hour-long set was the live debut of Theo Katzman‘s new single “Hard Work”, which presented itself after a number of Woody Goss compositional staples. Vulf provided the perfect musical background for the soul singer to deliver his new solo track in support of his upcoming record “Heartbreak Hits,” out this January.Furthermore, Antwaun Stanley made his United States debut of the Al Green track, “Simply Beautiful”. Played only once before in London earlier this month, Twaun took center stage to deliver this impeccable cover (watch at 31:30 mark of video below). A smooth groove with vocals that take you to a planet far beyond our own, the song was the perfect middle man between the anthemic “Funky Duck” and the sing-a-long classic “Wait For The Moment” (the prior of which demands a special mention for an unforgettable solo from Swift trombonist Ian Gray, and the latter featuring a stand-out clarinet solo from Mark Dover).Straddling the degrees between gospel, pop, soul, and straight up funk, the only way to move past the extremities was with the narrative pleasures of “Christmas In LA” and the bass-bombing aerobics of Joe Dart‘s “Beastly”. The horns returned for a set-closing “It Gets Funkier,” and alas, it did. Desperate chants for an encore ensued, but the venue did not allow.Thanks to YouTube user Chris Cafiero, you can enjoy the entire show in 4K:It Gets Funkier – 360° Stage View [via Karl McWherter]Vulfpeck @ Electric Factory 10/9/16:Outro, Fugue State, Birdwatcher, My First Car, Hard Work (Theo Katzman Song), Back Pocket*, 1612*, Funky Duck*, Simply Beautiful (Antwaun Stanley Song), Wait For The Moment, Christmas in LA, Beastly, It Gets Funkier**w/ Swift Technique Horns[Photos courtesy of Karl McWherter] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Tix Available for Honor Bound

first_imgTickets for the new off-Broadway drama Honor Bound are now on sale. The new play, written by Albert J. Repicci and directed by Josh Iacovelli, begins performances on April 18 prior to a May 14 opening at St. Luke’s Theatre. The cast includes Boardwalk Empire’s Anthony Laciura. Joining Laciura in the cast are Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 19, 2014 What happens when the choices we make tear friendships apart? This and other tough-to-answer questions are explored in Honor Bound. Set against the bonds of baseball and moving between 1968 and 1992, the play tells the story of an ambitious young reporter who tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor. Related Shows Honor Boundlast_img read more

FDA seeks comments on controversial anthrax vaccine

first_imgJan 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As a result of a federal court ruling that stopped the US military’s anthrax vaccination program last October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments on its finding that the anthrax vaccine is safe and effective. A week after the ruling, the FDA responded with a statement, based on the findings of an expert panel in 1985 and subsequent research, that the vaccine is safe and effective for all forms of anthrax. In response, Sullivan lifted his injunction against the DoD vaccination program. But in October 2004, Sullivan said that the FDA had failed to follow its own rules in not soliciting public comments before confirming (in December 2003) that the vaccine is approved for all forms of anthrax. Citing a 1998 law that bars DoD from forcing military members to take drugs not approved for their intended use, Sullivan said military personnel could not be forced to receive anthrax shots without a special presidential order. DoD then suspended the vaccination program. In the notice, the FDA concedes that the 1950s clinical trial data on which its licensing decisions were largely based included too few cases of inhalational anthrax to show clearly that the vaccine prevents that disease. But the notice says the trial data show that the vaccine’s efficacy against all types of anthrax combined was 92.5%. In 1985, an FDA expert panel recommended confirming the approval of the anthrax vaccine, along with various other bacterial vaccines and toxoids. In December 1985, FDA proposed to confirm the approvals and gave the public 90 days to comment on them. The agency received no specific comments on AVA at the time. AVA, also called BioThrax, is made by BioPort Corp. of Lansing, Mich. HHS announced last November that it planned to buy 5 million doses of the vaccine for potential civilian use. HHS also has contracted with VaxGen, Inc., to produce 75 million doses of a new, not-yet-licensed anthrax vaccine that officials hope will require fewer doses and have fewer side effects than the existing vaccine. The existing vaccine requires six doses over 18 months, followed by annual boosters. Last month, DoD officials asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for emergency authority to resume the vaccination program because of what they said was an increased risk of anthrax attacks on US forces. HHS officials were still reviewing that request as of yesterday, Marc Wolfson of the HHS Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness told CIDRAP News. A federal judge in Washington, DC, ruled in December 2003 and again in October 2004 that the FDA acted improperly in authorizing the use of the anthrax vaccine to prevent inhalational anthrax, as distinguished from cutaneous anthrax. The military vaccination program has been on hold since the October ruling. The FDA rules that Sullivan said the agency ignored went back to 1972, when the FDA took over the licensing of drugs and vaccines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The FDA then set up a procedure for reviewing products that had been licensed by the NIH. The procedure included reviews by independent expert panels and inviting public comments before confirming the product approvals. The FDA notice is the latest chapter in a dispute between the government and military personnel who are fighting the anthrax vaccination program because of concern about side effects. Since 1998, about 1.25 million Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, mostly those serving in the Middle East and Korea, have received the vaccine. But some have resisted the shots and been disciplined or forced out of the military as a result. The two court rulings came in a lawsuit filed by six military members and civilian contractor personnel. In the first ruling, in December 2003, US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan concluded that AVA had never been specifically approved or labeled for use against inhalational anthrax, which is the form the military is most concerned about. In the controlled trial, called the Brachman study, 1,249 workers at four textile mills that processed goat hair received either AVA, a placebo, or no treatment. Five cases of inhalation anthrax occurred in the trial, all in unvaccinated workers. There also were 21 cases of cutaneous anthrax, all but three of them in unvaccinated workers. The agency concludes that the vaccine label doesn’t need to state what route of anthrax exposure the vaccine is intended for. “We propose the indication section of the labeling for AVA [Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed] not specify the route of exposure, and the vaccine be indicated for active immunization against Bacillus anthracis, independent of the route of exposure,” the notice states. In the Federal Register notice, the FDA describes the 1950s clinical trial of AVA and later epidemiologic data on the vaccine’s efficacy and safety. In an effort to overcome the court’s objections, the FDA on Dec 29 quietly published a Federal Register notice explaining its proposal to reaffirm the vaccine’s approval and also inviting the public to comment on the matter. The deadline for comments is Mar 29. The notice also cites some epidemiologic data in support of the FDA proposal to reconfirm the AVA approval. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collected data on anthrax cases in industrial settings from 1962 to 1974 and also monitored adverse reactions to the vaccine in about 7,000 at-risk workers from 1967 to 1971. From the latter study, the expert panel concluded that the vaccine was “fairly well tolerated” and that severe local reactions and systemic reactions were “relatively rare.” Also in support of the vaccine, the FDA notice cites a small clinical study conducted by DoD after 1985 and data collected by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. In addition, the report cites the 2002 analysis by the Institute of Medicine, which found that the vaccine was “acceptably safe” and effective against inhalational and other forms of anthrax. The 1985 expert panel said that ethical concerns and the low incidence of anthrax make it impossible to conduct further controlled clinical trials of the vaccine, according to the notice. The expert panel concluded that the vaccine provided 93% protection overall but that cases of inhalational anthrax were too few to assess the vaccine’s effect against that form of anthrax, the Federal Register notice says. According to Sullivan’s October 2004 ruling, the FDA never followed up with specific confirmation of the AVA licensing until after his December 2003 ruling. When the FDA then said the vaccine was effective for all forms of anthrax, it relied partly on post-1986 research findings, on which the public never had a chance to comment, according to the judge. “FDA agrees that the five cases of inhalation anthrax reported in the course of the Brachman study are too few to support an independent statistical analysis,” the notice states. But it adds that the study included all types of anthrax, the overall efficacy of the vaccine was 92.5%, and no inhalational cases occurred in vaccinated workers. Therefore, the FDA proposes to label the vaccine for anthrax immunization without specifying the route of exposure.last_img read more

Peskin says goodbye with 12% NAV rise

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Popular pad sells in a flash to determined buyer

first_imgThe property at 6 Dell Ct, Caboolture, sold in three days. Picture: Supplied.A neat three-bedroom home has sold in Caboolture in just three days, smashing the suburb average time on market of 35 days.The owner-occupied property at 6 Dell Court went for $314,900 during the traditionally slow holiday period. Marketing agent Frank Pike, of Marsellos Pike Real Estate, said the key factors in the quick sale were the condition of the property and the location. “When you advertise anything in immaculate condition with a shed in a quiet cul-de-sac, that’s gold,” he said. Mr Pike said the property attracted plenty of inquiries but an offer was submitted within days of the home coming to market from a buyer who had previously missed out on another house in the Caboolture area. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“As soon as they saw it, they fell in love with it,” he said. Mr Pike said the Caboolture market was performing well despite a slump in investor activity. “From an investor point of view, we’ve seen a big drop off, which is not to be unexpected with the banking royal commission tipping lending upside down,” he said. Mr Pike said there were less buyers in the market at the moment as a consequence but he wasn’t concerned. “(The market) may soften a bit but that’s a good time for buyers to upgrade,” he said. “I think 2019 might be a challenge for some people but overall Caboolture and Morayfield always fair well regardless of market conditions.” Follow Courtney Todd on Twitterlast_img read more

La Ceiba Port Dredging Kicks Off

first_imgCSD Inder 9, Image source: mppt.gob.veThe preparations for the Port of La Ceiba modernization program in Venezuela – part of the President Nicolás Maduro’s National Port System strengthening plan – are currently underway. This capital development scheme is set to kick off with the execution of dredging operations at this port terminal in Trujillo, the Venezuela’s Ministry of Ground Transport said in its latest release.The work, to be conducted with the cutter suction dredger (CSD) Inder 9, will allow the docking of larger vessels, increasing the frequency and volume of cargo to be transported from the Andean Region to any part of the world through the La Ceiba Port.Commenting the latest news, the General Manager of the Port of La Ceiba, Gabino Alonso, highlighted the necessity of this modernization program, adding that the port infrastructure needs to be optimal for the transfer of all agricultural and mining products, creating major benefits for the entire Pan American Axis and the Andean Region.last_img read more

Reflections by Comrade Fidel: Genocidal Cynicism (Part one)

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Reflections by Comrade Fidel: Genocidal Cynicism (Part one) by: – November 14, 2011center_img Fidel Castro. Image via: globalresearch.caNo sane person, especially someone who has had access to the elementary knowledge acquired in primary school, would agree that our species, especially those who are children, teenagers or youth, should be deprived of the right to live, today, tomorrow and forever. Never have human beings, throughout their eventful history, as persons endowed with intelligence, ever heard of an experience like that. I feel the duty to convey to those taking the trouble to read these Reflections the opinion that all of us, with no exception, are obliged to create awareness about the risks that humankind are running in an inexorable manner, towards a final and total catastrophe as the consequence of irresponsible decisions made by politicians who fate, rather than talent or merit, has placed the destiny of humankind in their hands. Whether they are citizens of their country or not, whether they are followers of some religious belief or unbelievers, no human being in their right mind would agree that their children or closest kin should perish precipitously or as victims of atrocious and torturous misery. On the heels of the repugnant crimes that are being increasingly committed by NATO under the aegis of the United States and the wealthiest countries in Europe, the gaze of the world focused on the G-20 meeting where the profound economic crisis affecting every nation today should have been analyzed. International opinion, especially in Europe, was awaiting an answer for the profound economic crisis that, with its serious social and even climatic implications, is threatening every inhabitant on the planet. At that meeting, it was being decided whether the Euro would be able to be kept as the common currency for most of Europe and even whether some of the countries would be able to remain in the community.There was no answer or solution of any kind for the most serious problems of the world economy despite the efforts of China, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and other emerging economies, anxious to cooperate with the rest of the world in the search for solutions for the serious economic problems affecting them. What was unusual was that just when NATO concluded the Libyan operation – after the air attack that injured the constitutional head of that country, destroyed the vehicle carrying him and leaving him at the mercy of the empire’s mercenaries who murdered him and exhibited his body as a war trophy, violating Muslim customs and traditions – the IAEA, a UN body and an institution that ought to stand for world peace, released the political, money-driven and sectarian report putting the world on the brink of war with the use of nuclear weapons that the Yankee empire, in alliance with Great Britain and Israel, has been meticulously preparing against Iran. After the veni, vidi, vici of the famous Roman emperor more than two thousand years ago, translated to “I came, I saw and he died” broadcast for public opinion by an important television network as soon as the death of Gaddafi had been learned of, there are more than enough words to describe US policy. Now what is important is the need to create clear awareness in the peoples about the abyss towards which humankind is being led. Twice our Revolution lived through dramatic dangers: in October of 1962, the most critical of all where humankind was on the brink of nuclear holocaust; and in mid-1987 when our forces were facing racist South African troops armed with nuclear weapons that the Israelis had helped them create. The Shah of Iran also collaborated, along with Israel, with the racist and fascist South African regime. What is the UN? An organization driven by the United States before the end of World War II. That nation, whose territory was considerably far away from the theatre of war, had incredibly increased its wealth; it accumulated 80% of the world’s gold and under the leadership of Roosevelt, a sincere anti-fascist, it promoted the development of the nuclear weapon that Truman, his successor, a mediocre oligarch, did not hesitate in using against the defenceless cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.The world’s gold monopoly in United States’ power and the prestige of Roosevelt handed the US the Bretton Woods agreement, assigning it the role of issuing the dollar as the only currency to be used for decades in world trade, with no limiting factor other that it’s being backed by the gold metal. At the end of that war, the US was also the only country possessing the nuclear weapon, a privilege it did not hesitate in transmitting to its allies and members in the Security Council: Great Britain and France, the two most important colonial powers in the world at that time. Truman had not even informed the USSR one single word about the atomic weapon before using it. China, at that time governed by Nationalist General Chiang Kai-shek, a pro-Yankee oligarch, could not be excluded from that Security Council. The USSR, seriously stricken by the war, destruction and the loss of more than 20 million of its sons and daughters in the Nazi invasion, dedicated considerable economic, scientific and human resources to bring its nuclear capacity up to par with that of the United States. Four years later, in 1949, it tested its first nuclear weapon: the H-bomb in 1953; and in 1955 its first megaton bomb. France had its first nuclear weapon in 1960. There were only three countries that had the nuclear bomb in 1957 when the UN, under the aegis of the Yankees, created the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA). Does anybody think that US instrument did anything to warn the world about the terrible dangers to which it would expose human society when Israel, unconditional US and NATO ally, located in the very heartland of the world’s most important oil and gas reserves, would become a dangerous and aggressive nuclear power? Its forces, cooperating with colonial British and French troops, attacked Port Said when Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, French property; this forced the Soviet premier to send an ultimatum demanding the ceasing of that aggression that the European allies of the US had no alternative other than to attack. To be continued tomorrow. Fidel Castro RuzNovember 12, 2011, 8:15 p.m. 20 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Hinigaran local nabbed over child abuse rap

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with child abuse, a man was arrested in Barangay 3, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. Dabi De Ysasi, 34, of Barangay Palayog, Hinigaran, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 9 p.m. on July 15. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Walter Zorilla of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental dated Jan.8, 2020.The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Hinigaran municipal police station.The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

Thornton dominates Arizona Speedway’s John Morris Classic

first_imgAPACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (May 23-24) – After extending his win streak at Arizona Speedway to five, Ricky Thornton Jr. made a beeline to the bank to deposit a pair of $1,000 checks.Thornton rocketed from mid-pack to win both nights of the third annual John Morris Classic special for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Apache Junction.The victories were the 15th and 16th in just 25 starts this season for the national championship hopeful. Current national and Larry Shaw Racing Western Region point leader Brian Schultz also started deep in the field and ran second each night.Thornton started 15th on opening night, passed Don Earven with three laps left and pulled away to win by four car lengths following a restart with two to go.Eric Center, two days shy of celebrating his 52nd birthday, was third. John Morris Jr. was fourth in the memorial event held for his father and Chaz Baca Jr. was fifth.Picking the middle line paid off on night two for Thornton, who took the initial green from 12th and was in the runner-up position when the second lap was scored.He caught Don Hagan for the lead following a lap seven restart and led to the end of the 20-lap­per, beating Schultz across the stripe by a comfortable margin.Baca, Morris and Hagan completed the top five.Thornton was already qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Thirty-plus Modifieds saw action each night.Feature ResultsMay 23 – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Brian Schultz; 3. Eric Center; 4. John Morris Jr.; 5. Chaz Baca Jr.; 6. Lance Mari; 7. Jason Noll; 8. Guy Norton; 9. Mike Strobl; 10. James Webster; 11. John Par­meley; 12. Shelby Frye; 13. George Fronsman; 14. Nate Warren; 15. Duane Rogers; 16. Don Earven; 17. Ty Rogers; 18. Dallas Caldwell; 19. Mike Martin; 20. Steve Stultz; 21. Dan Radcliffe Jr.; 22. Lance Salo; 23. Dale Liversedge; 24. Mark Stewart.May 24 – 1. Thornton; 2. Schultz; 3. Baca; 4. Morris; 5. Don Hagan; 6. Strobl; 7. Martin; 8. Mari; 9. Webster; 10. Center; 11. Norton; 12. Ty Rogers; 13. Jeff Collinsworth; 14. Parmeley; 15. War­ren; 16. Clifton Maggard; 17. Jim Collinsworth; 18. Jinger Kesler; 19. Brian Tormey; 20. Duane Rogers; 21. Caldwell; 22. Liversedge; 23. Tyler Mecl; 24. Gene Freeman.last_img read more

Secretary of State Connie Lawson warns businesses of deceptive letters

first_imgConnie LawsonIndianapolis, In. — Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced today that some Indiana businesses have received a deceptive letter that may appear to come from the office’s Business Services Division. The letter is attempting to solicit Indiana business owners. It is not from the Secretary of State’s office.The letter informs the business that Indiana law requires a business entity report to be filed every two years and if it is not filed there may be penalties. In the middle of the page, it says the letter is from a private business that will assist in filing your business entity report for you. It is legal for businesses to make this offering, but many business owners think complying with the letter is mandatory.Secretary Lawson is concerned businesses may be confused by the letter and may believe responding to it substitutes the need for filing a business entity report, which is required by state law. Businesses operating in Indiana can securely file their business entity report online at There is a $10 charge for non-profits to file on INBiz and a $20 charge for for-profits. The deceptive letter charges $107 to file the report for you.Businesses wishing to check the validity of any mailing from the Indiana Secretary of State should contact the INBiz help desk at or (317) 234-9768.More information about the letter and a sample is here.last_img read more