Vulfpeck Debuts Beatles Cover In Guest-Filled NYC Variety Show [Review/Videos]

first_imgLast night, fans in Central Park were given a night of true funk and soul, as Vulfpeck made their SummerStage debut, with Eric Krasno Band and Lawrence taking the opening slots. It was an incredible triple-bill that inspired tons of great playing, guest appearances, unexpected covers, and an epic throw-down from the Vulf as they kicked off their four-night NYC run.Funky upstarts Lawrence kicked off the night, and their soulful brand of music was the perfect way to start the evening. Featuring material from their debut album, Breakfast (produced by Eric Krasno), the band played through songs like “Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me?” and “Oh No”, working the early arriving audience to full affect. The band included their awesome covers of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child and “Get Busy” by Sean Paul, and they invited Kraz out to jam with them towards the end of the set. Lawrence are on the up-and-up, so keep an eye out for them as they continue to grow as a band.Krasno returned to the stage shortly after Lawrence ended, bringing his new solo band to SummerStage for a set of music from his new album Blood from a Stone. He performed the album’s lead single, “Jezebel”, as well as several other tracks from the new record, showcasing Krasno’s songwriting and lyrical guitar playing greatly. The band was tight as they worked through their limited catalog, with Kraz often taking a back seat to feature the other members of his tight band. Guitarist Danny Mayer in particular stood out, connecting with Kraz early and often to help push the band’s improvisational sections. Clyde and Gracie Lawrence came out towards the end of the set for a guest spot, and they each took turns belting it out as the band brought its set to an impressive conclusion.It was around 8:30pm when Vulfpeck graced the stage. Fans of the band immediately noticed some extra musicians stepping forward as well. The band was augmented by Cory Wong on guitar and Richie Rodriguez on percussion, and the two musicians would join the band for the duration of the show. Vulf kicked things off with “Welcome To Vulf Records”, and three more guests would come on stage to add to the band’s sound: frequent Vulf collaborator Joey Dosik on saxophone, Mark Dover on clarinet, and a special appearance by Eddie Barbash, saxophonist from Jon Batiste and Stay Human. It was a great way to start off the set, getting the crowd extremely hyped as the makeshift horn section blew their way through the song’s sultry outro.The band then kept Dosik on stage for a few songs, and he led the band with gusto as he sat at the keyboards and sang passionately on his brief feature. Wong was then featured on a track that Jack revealed as “the final track on our new album”. The track is called “Cory Wong”, and heavily showcases the guitar player’s funky chicken picking. The song actually dates back to 2013, but will be released as a studio recording for the first time on Vulfpeck’s new album, The Beautiful Game.Then, Vulfpeck invited their idol, Bernard Purdie, to join them for a moment on the drums. Jack Stratton seemed truly in awe of Purdie, delivering a hilarious bit of banter about listening to Purdie’s records in his parents basement as a child. Stratton begged Purdie to play his famous “Purdie Shuffle” for the crowd, before calling out “OK, now you’re gonna start up Kid Charlemagne, 1, 2, 3, uggghhhhhh”. The band performed the song in note-perfect fashion, with Theo Katzman doing an admirable job imitating Donald Fagen. Katzman and Wong harmonized perfectly to re-create Larry Carlton’s famous guitar solo, and the band were all smiles playing the music that inspired them with one of the musicians who created it.The band then counted off “Beastly”, a true launchpad for bassist Joe Dart to show off his Fender Jazz Bass skills, as he and Purdie locked in for a truly memorable version. Purdie brought his section of the show to a close as the band performed an absolutely beautiful cover of “Something” by The Beatles, which also saw Eric Krasno return to the stage to perform a duel guitar solo with a giddy Katzman. Katzman has not hidden his admiration for Krasno since first playing with him back at Fool’s Paradise in April, and watching the Vulfpeck man smile excitedly as he locked horns with Krasno was a true sight to behold. Purdie also sat in with the band on their hit single “Back Pocket”, which Katzman used as an opportunity to create some crowd participation.As Purdie walked off stage, Stratton excitedly took the mic again to introduce Antwuan Stanley. Stanley has seen himself turn into a sort of superstar in his own right this summer, and he walked on stage with his pressed white shirt and sunglasses on in full rock star mode. The band started “1612”, while Stanley had the audience in the palm of his hands. The crowd seemed to know every lyric and every ad-lib, essentially every nook and cranny of the song, as Stanley owned the audience with his impressive and energetic performance.Jack Stratton then introduced his mother, who taught the crowd the dance to go alone with “Funky Duck” that won the band’s Internet-based competition some months ago. After teaching the dance to the crowd, Mama Stratton then put on a pair of sunglasses and said “I think I see a Funky Duck…”, after which Vulfpeck launched into the fun lead track from their last album, Thrill Of The Arts. She stayed on stage, performing the official “Funky Duck” dance all the while.The band followed that up with a delicate tune, as Stanley led the band through “Wait for the Moment”, which once again showcased the audience’s vocal prowess, singing every single note back to Stanley as he passionately performed the ballad that is quickly becoming his calling card. Before Stanley ended his set, Katzman introduced the crowd to Steve Watkins, a keyboardist in the Allen Stone Band who had been guesting with the band at various points of the evening. Watkins is a master of the vocoder, and he, Katzman, and Stanley then led the band through Rufus‘ classic “Tell Me Something Good”.Vulfpeck crushed SummerStage last night, and they continue their ascension in today’s funk and soul scene. They are a unique band, and their live show seems to only be getting better. Seeing them perform with so many of their idols alongside many of the artists they have hand-picked to feature in their videos, on their albums, and in their live shows, one could say that last night’s Vulfpeck show was the most complete show of their career. With material spanning five albums, covers of The Beatles and Steely Dan, and standout guest spots throughout the night, this was the Vulfpeck variety show.See below for a few videos from the night in Central Park. Vulfpeck returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight to kick off a three-night stand at the beloved venue.Watch “Welcome to Vulf Records”, courtesy of YouTube user vulfscapeWatch “Beastly”, courtesy of YouTube user linusjWatch “Back Pocket”, courtesy of YouTube user linusjWatch “Something”, courtesy of YouTube user vulfscapeWatch “Tell Me Something Good”, courtesy of YouTube user linusj Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Turning Harvard virtual

first_imgDuring the last week of February, as it was becoming clear that a novel coronavirus was spreading quickly around the world, University officials started preparing a contingency plan for the remainder of the semester that involved evacuation and turning Harvard into a virtual campus, one that could run without students, faculty, and staff on University grounds.The whole scenario was unprecedented. There was no playbook for how to move approximately 5,000 classes online and keep the University’s operations running remotely without interruption. Anne Margulies, University chief information officer and head of the Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), would be facing one of most complex, difficult challenges of her career.After the University’s decision on March 10 to send students home for the remainder of the semester and later to close down the rest of campus, HUIT staff worked feverishly to execute the plan’s key steps. It was no small feat.“We were planning with a lot of things changing rapidly and without knowing exactly what our target was,” said Margulies of the first few days in the process. “Rapid planning amid so much uncertainty was one of the hardest things I had to do.”As difficult as it was, that the University had experience with online learning helped. The Extension School had been offering online courses since 1997, and the free online learning initiative HarvardX launched the first of its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2012. In addition, recent IT investments within the University, from improving information security to moving some systems to the cloud to implementing the learning management system Canvas at every School, played a major role in the shift.Still, the task was daunting. Harvard has more than 36,000 undergrads, graduate students, and fellows, along with 18,000 employees, including faculty and staff. “The first week that Harvard went online went as smoothly as we could have hoped for. We felt genuinely relieved.” — Anne Margulies Harvard’s Waldo says the public flight to remote work will stress-test the internet — and some parts will need repair Bits of the socially distanced lives of staff and faculty, from a LEGO model of the Music Building to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Henry V to cereal for dinner — in the shower Though they vary in their missions, they report few serious problems and some pleasant surprises in the move to online learning Related HUIT’s strategy consisted of three steps: increase the University’s IT infrastructure; prepare training resources; and set up contingency plans — and all of it had to be executed within two weeks. To ensure that the business of the University would proceed seamlessly, HUIT staff quadrupled the virtual private network (VPN), rolled out the instant-messaging platform Slack to give faculty, staff, and students an additional way to communicate with each other in real time, and secured with vendors the continuity of services. To sustain thousands of classes and meetings, the University scaled up its capacity on the online-meeting service Zoom, as well its service desk systems. To help the community make the online shift, HUIT trained 600 people in Zoom, and, with the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, created online training resources for students, faculty, and staff and posted them on the site Teach Remotely. The Extension School also helped produce training material.Bharat Anand, vice provost for advances in learning, said the work has been a collective effort: Each School set up its own command-and-control center, but they leaned on each other for ideas and shared best practices on technology and pedagogical resources.“It’s been Harvard — indeed, One Harvard — at its best, not just in terms of communication and coordination, but also in the level of skill, resourcefulness, and generosity,” said Anand, who is also the Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.“Faculty are leaning into the technology rather than simply living with it. The learning curve around Zoom has been steep. Student attendance rates and engagement are high, and perhaps most interesting, faculty members are discovering and sharing new pedagogical approaches that leverage technology.”A key aspect of the process was to integrate Zoom into Canvas to ensure that all classes could move online, said Margulies. Students and professors were already using Canvas to post things like calendars, grade books, assignments, and course materials, and to even host chats and discussions. March 23, the first day of online learning, was called Super Bowl Day, and HUIT staff were at the ready to offer real-time support, but they were unsure of what might happen.“Harvard wasn’t the only school that was going fully online.” said Margulies. “There were many major employers and universities making the same shift at the same time Harvard was. People were understandably concerned that the whole internet was going to break up or that the Zoom platform couldn’t possibly support the load. There were big unknowns.”,On the first day, calls to HUIT’s help desk numbered 1,200, only about 20 percent more than a typical day. HUIT officials had been ready to deal with a 400 percent increase. By Wednesday, calls were down to normal, and that day, the University held a record number of 8,000 meetings/classes via Zoom, with more than 90,000 participants. During the first week, more than 30,000 meetings and classes were held online without much trouble, said Margulies.“The first week that Harvard went online went as smoothly as we could have hoped for,” she said. “We felt genuinely relieved.”Over the two first weeks of remote learning, there were more than 73,000 Zoom-based classes and meetings with a cumulative number of participants that surpassed 630,000. The biggest problem has been one that’s out of HUIT’s control: local network limitations that affect 7 to 10 percent of students who live in low-bandwidth areas. HUIT has offered tips on how to test and increase network strength.To prevent “Zoombombing,” in which unwanted intruders disrupt a meeting by sharing inappropriate content, HUIT has activated enhanced security features on all Harvard Zoom accounts. All meetings have password protection, and only meeting hosts control screen-sharing permissions. So far, only two cases of unauthorized access have taken place. HUIT assistant director for communications Tim Bailey is reminding community members to avoid sharing or posting meeting invitations in publicly accessible locations.center_img ‘There will be cascading failures that get fixed on the fly’ Notes from the new normal Zooming through the grad Schools Overall there have been more highlights than stumbles, said Margulies. Her office has received positive feedback from students, who said they enjoy being able to see fellow classmates’ faces rather than the backs of their heads, and getting a glimpse into their classmates’ lives. Faculty also report students’ high engagement and participation and reaching a level of intimacy uncommon in large lecture classes.In the third week of Harvard online, HUIT continues to be vigilant. “I hope we can continue to support Harvard online without any major disruptions in technology,” said Margulies. “We continue to closely monitor the situation so that if anything falters, we can quickly take action. But I just hope it continues to be as stable as it has been.”last_img read more

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NOVO registration replaces DART

first_imgIn an email to students Aug. 19, University registrar Chuck Hurley announced the former class registration system known as DART would be replaced by NOVO registration, which stands for “new organization via online registration.”Hurley said a number of new features designed to make the registration process easier for students, and the class search feature has been replaced by a feature in NOVO registration called “browse classes.”Erin Rice | The Observer “‘Browse classes’ has a whole different way to cut the data that didn’t exist before in class search,” he said. “One of the things for example, is that there is a keyword search. So if you search a word like ‘technology,’ any class in any discipline with the word ‘technology’ in the class title or description will pop up.”The NOVO registration system also includes enhanced error messaging, Hurley said.“In the DART system the error messaging could be quite cryptic. People didn’t always understand why they were receiving an error. You only received one error message at a time, which was a big pain,” he said. “In NOVO registration, it allows it to display all the error messages at once, and they give get a much more robust explanation. Additionally, within that, it shows more options at the top, so if you’re taking a class with five sections, you can see all the sections.”A conditional add/drop feature in NOVO registration also improves upon the DART system by allowing students to switch classes more easily, Hurley said.“When you’re in registration, there’s a box in the lower right-hand corner that says ‘conditional add/drop,’” he said. “When you wanted to swap classes in DART, you couldn’t. You had to drop a class, and then try to add a new class in. If you didn’t get the new class and tried to go back to the old class, your spot could be taken. … [Now] you can put in the old class, put in the new class, check the box for conditional add/drop, and it will allow you to or give you an error message.”Hurley said they discussed and tested a new planner feature with student government that has not been implemented and will not be available for registration in November, but could be available in the spring of 2016.“The planner feature is a very nice feature, it allows you to go and build a schedule beforehand, and when your registration time comes, you submit that schedule,” he said. “ … We’re working with the software manufacturer on that and we’ll do more testing with students on that this fall.”Hurley said the DART system came into use and was named after a student contest in the 1980s, and that they felt a new registration software called for a new name and issued a call for submissions.“We had 384 entries for suggestions of new names, and a student named Erin Hughes won the contest,” he said. “We had several members of the registrar’s office as well as several members of student leadership, student government, and ‘NOVO’ kept floating up to the top of the list for the preponderance of the people. ‘Novo’ also means ‘new’ in Latin, so it seemed pretty straightforward from there.”Hurley said the initiative to find a new registration system for the University came from last year’s student government.“The top two changes they really asked for were one, some kind of new class search, and the other change was to upgrade registration itself,” he said. “The first discussions took place late last fall, and it was really throughout the spring semester into the early summer that this testing took place.”Hurley said the Office of the Registrar is very grateful to the student government and the students who participated in the testing of new software.“It’s so much better for everybody when we have students who are willing to participate,” he said. “ … Last year, we really asked for student senate to provide us with sophomores and juniors, so that we had some continuity and when we came back this we would have a group of juniors and seniors looking at it, and then the following year a group of seniors who have been around for a three year cycle and can see all the changes that have taken place.“That had not occurred in the past, when we had seniors who were involved, but then we lost that continuity. … We have a real advantage coming back this year in terms of continuity.”Hurley said he believes the NOVO registration system is very intuitive and user friendly, but a training session will be offered on Thursday in 131 DeBartolo Hall from 3:30-4:30pm for students who are interested in learning more. He encourages any students with questions or difficulty using the system to contact the Office of the Registrar. Tags: Chuck Hurley, DART, NOVO, NOVO registrationlast_img read more

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The War on Wolves

first_imgIn January, companion bills were introduced to the House and Senate that would remove the protections of the Endangered Species Act from gray wolves in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Nicknamed “the War on Wolves Act,” the proposed legislation would strip wolf populations of federal protection—subjecting the species to trapping and trophy hunting.If passed, delisting of the controversial red wolves of North Carolina, Mexican gray wolves of New Mexico and Arizona, and various other endangered species are likely to follow.Over two million gray wolves once roamed the continent. Yet by the turn of the century such wolves had retreated to remote parts of Alaska, Canada, and to a smaller extent the Great Lakes region.In 1995, a small population of gray wolves were brought from Canada to Yellowstone National Park. Wolf populations have grown to 1,700, naturally dispersing to Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.Conservationists view the reintegration of the gray wolf as a success. In addition to steady population growth, wolves have often transformed the ecosystems and physical geography of the lands they roam.As an apex predator, wolves suppress the abundance and behavior of their prey, in turn opening up nutrients and reshaping ecosystems.For example, in Yellowstone National Park, the overabundance of deer and elk led to overgrazing, causing the devastation of willow, aspen, and cottonwood trees. Yet the reintegration of the gray wolf forced the grazers to keep moving. Vegetation began to regenerate, leading to the reemergence of birds and bears, beavers and otters, fish and reptiles. The regenerating forests also stabilized eroding river banks.Red wolves have also helped maintain ecological balance in North Carolina. The species feeds on deer, raccoons, rabbits, and other rodents, initiating trophic cascades that result in abundant habitat for beavers, fish, songbirds, and more.Opponents of wolf reintegration are a vocal group from small ranchers to hunters to the industrial agriculture and energy industries.Indeed, the loss of cattle or sheep due to wolf depredation can be devastating for small ranchers. Though most states compensate ranchers for confirmed losses due to wolves, such kills are tricky to verify.Yet the most powerful anti-wolf contingent is comprised of industrial agriculture and the oil and gas industries. While their lobbying efforts often invoke the threatened livelihood of small ranchers, the industries’ primary hope is to operate on lands currently protected for the wolf among other species.In North Carolina, anti-wolf factions pressured the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to end the red wolf reintegration program and remove wolves from private land. The Fish and Wildlife Service has drastically scaled back red wolf recovery plans to appease private landowners and hunters.At its core, the political battle over wolf populations across the United States has come to symbolize the country’s differing views on conservation and the Endangered Species Act.Conservationists see the Endangered Species Act as a way to legally protect species from the threats of industry and development. A recent Tulchin Research survey suggests that support of the Act crosses party lines; 90 percent of registered voters support the legislation.Yet others view the Endangered Species Act as an easy way to lock up natural resources. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) argues that the Endangered Species Act “has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. It’s been used for control of the land.”President Trump has said he will oppose all environmental policies that get in the way of energy and infrastructure projects, and he has appointed Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) for Interior Secretary. Zinke has voted to remove wolves, grizzlies, and lynx from the endangered species list, and notoriously featured a dead gray wolf on his 2011 Christmas card.Was Zinke’s Christmas card a testament to his belief in environmental deregulation or an eerily prophetic caricature of the future of wolves in the continental United States?Wolf populations have waxed and waned with the currents of American expansionism and politics. The War on Wolves Act could be their final curtain call.last_img read more

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Mobile marketing best practices for credit unions

first_imgNext time you’re waiting at an airport gate, look around and notice how many people are glued to their cell phones. It isn’t just Millennials or older Gen Y’s, either. According to an April 2015 survey by the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of all American adults have smartphones today and more than half of them use mobile banking. Further, in a 30-day period, 62 percent of the adult population used those phones to handle an impromptu problem or obtain information – such as finding a business, coordinating a meeting, checking a game score or settling a friendly argument.Meet your members where they areThe point is, your members are on their phones texting, banking, searching, and, yes, talking. And, wherever your members are, that’s where you need to reach them. Going mobile with marketing promotions requires some unique considerations, so here are some best practices to keep in mind when designing your campaign:Responsive design is a must. Consumers can access your site from a growing variety of devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, wearable technology, and whatever new device the future may hold – which means multiple screen sizes. With responsive design, your site can adapt to any screen available now – and tomorrow. The layout changes to fit the size of the device, making it easy to read and use.Move over to text and voice communication. Even though people say they check their email continually, many don’t do it more than once a day. But 79 percent of cell phone owners use text messaging. Text and voice communication are more immediate, and more likely to be noticed by your members right away. Further, unlike email, which requires the user to open the message, a text message pops up as it arrives. Research from U.K. marketing analytics firm, Mobile Squared, reported more than two years ago that 90 percent of text messages are read within three minutes. Imagine how that number may have climbed since then!Make mobile easy. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many institutions inadvertently make it challenging to find their mobile banking app. When members search, they should easily find your app, recognizing your visual identity. Also, ensure that your mobile banking app’s look and feel are consistent with your online banking app – same colors, same logo and same general navigation. I like a quote from Elliott Brown of Farmers Bank, who wrote this for The Financial Brand (“3 Tips to Drive Mobile Banking Adoption”): The biggest reason mobile adoption is suppressed is simply because most banking apps are either hard to find, hard to use, or both.”Leverage advertising possibilities. A growing number of consumers want to see messages from their credit union, provided they aren’t inundated. When members log in to your mobile app, it’s the perfect time to include a teaser or brief offer. According to ExactTarget.com, 16 percent of smartphone users have made a purchase in response to a marketing message sent to their phone. And, half of those surveyed used the phone to make the purchase!Add variable data to the mix. If consumers respond to unprompted promotions, imagine how much better they’ll react to offers targeted to their own felt needs. Make your mobile messages personal by taking advantage of the data in your core-processing system and CRM. You can use the Information stored in your database to learn their past purchases, product usage, financial goals and behaviors. This allows you to send dynamic content to members’ mobile devices, customized to each recipient’s interests.IBM Digital Analytics reports that retail sales from mobile devices increased 27 percent and accounted for 23 percent of the total sales in November and December of 2014. In 2011, it was 11 percent of the total sales. Clearly, consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with using their phones for more than talking. Mobile marketing is here and financial institutions need to be ready with well-planned mobile marketing strategies to take full advantage of the opportunities available, and to provide your members the services they expect. 24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jesse Boyer Web: https://www.nihfcu.org Detailslast_img read more

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Grateful to voters for supporting library

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion On behalf of the Amsterdam Free Library Board of Trustees, all of our patrons and especially the children who utilize all the library, we would like to thank all of you who voted to help fund the library for another year.   Without your support, we would not continue to grow and  give the community our very best.John NapleAmsterdamThe writer is the president of the Board of Trustees.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Centre parks: back to inner city life

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Martin Keown backs Arsenal to pay off Mesut Ozil this summer to ‘protect the next generation’

first_imgMartin Keown backs Arsenal to pay off Mesut Ozil this summer to ‘protect the next generation’ The German is yet to feature since the restart (Picture: Getty Images)Martin Keown says he can see Mesut Ozil being ‘paid off’ this summer in order to allow the next crop of Arsenal youngsters to flourish.The German was yet again left out of the matchday squad for Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Tuesday night and is yet to feature for the Gunners since the restart.While Ozil enjoyed a run of games in the side in the early stages of Mikel Arteta’s tenure, the north London club will reportedly attempt to offload the 31-year-old this summer with his £350,000-a-week wages proving to be a financial burden.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta has consistently reinforced that players who don’t work hard enough or show the right attitude in training will not be picked.ADVERTISEMENTAnd when asked if he thinks Ozil has a future at Arsenal, Gunners legend Keown told Stadium Astro: ‘No I don’t think he does.‘And I think really this summer now they may see the player being paid off, because I think now it’s about protecting the next generation.  Arteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with LeicesterTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:39FullscreenArteta on Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Leicesterhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-arsenals-1-1-draw-leicester-2206658/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I think it’s a real shame, because he had a magnificent talent, but if you’re not prepared to work hard out of possession for the team, then you don’t get to play in the new Arsenal at the moment and that’s what Arteta is all about. ‘Work ethic comes first and then everything else is a bonus you play from there. ‘Clearly he’s not seeing enough on the training pitch. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalKeown believes Ozil’s lucrative deal made him too comfortable and that sets the wrong kind of precedent for their younger players.He added: ‘People go into comfort zones whether they like it or not, they can’t often see it. But, you know, that must have played a part. He’s a millionaire every month, after tax. ‘My attitude to that is every player should get the best contract they can, and if he’s perfuming he deserves that, but when he doesn’t, it’s very expensive for Arsenal football club.‘It maybe sends the complete wrong message to some of those youngsters, he’s had opportunities he hasn’t taken.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardMORE: Matteo Guendouzi refuses to apologise to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal first team training banFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link966Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces 88 New Jobs with Xpress Natural Gas Fueling Station in Susquehanna County

SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 19, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces 88 New Jobs with Xpress Natural Gas Fueling Station in Susquehanna County Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Xpress Natural Gas, LLC (XNG), a pioneer of the “virtual pipeline” that provides a network of compression stations and lightweight, high-capacity trailers, will construct a commercial compressed natural gas fueling station in Susquehanna County and create 88 new, high-wage jobs.“Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources and dedicated workforce have been, and will continue to be, major factors in attracting new business,” said Governor Wolf. “We welcome businesses like Xpress Natural Gas that recognize the advantages that can only be found in Pennsylvania, and we extend our gratitude for the jobs they are creating and the ongoing economic stimulus that this project will provide.”Designed to daily fuel up to 100 trailers that the company uses to deliver compressed natural gas to customers across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, XNG will construct a 130,000-square-foot fueling station on 20 acres of land in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County. The company will invest $18,620,000 in this first phase, which includes the land purchase and construction and infrastructure costs for the station. XNG has committed to the creation of 88 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. Employee hiring has commenced.“We are sincerely appreciative of the hard work and support from the Governor’s office and so many Pennsylvania state agencies. Their combined efforts to advance our project have put us in the position to make this investment and to create so many jobs, so quickly,” said John Nahill, CEO of Xpress Natural Gas. “We are excited to take advantage of the skilled workforce in Susquehanna County to grow our business.”XNG received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $176,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $11,050 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Central Bradford Progress Authority.“We are very excited and supportive of Xpress Natural Gas’s business development in Susquehanna County. The company represents the vertical integration of the prolific Marcellus Shale natural gas resource in Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Anthony Ventello, executive director of the Central Bradford Progress Authority. “The investment being made by Xpress Natural Gas in a compressed natural gas terminal and the jobs it will create along the Route 81 corridor creates a virtual pipeline to move low-cost, clean burning natural gas throughout the region and beyond. This value-added effort will both stimulate development and lead to economic benefit in our region.”Xpress Natural Gas, LLC provides rapid and reliable delivery of compressed natural gas and liquid natural gas to customers throughout the United States and eastern Canada through its network of virtual pipelines. XNG provides commercial, industrial, and institutional customers the ability to lower their energy costs and dramatically reduce their environmental impact using natural gas. The company also offers a range of services to gas utilities to improve reliability and expand their franchise area with trucked gas solutions.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf read more

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Neil A. Wehr, age 55

first_imgNeil A. Wehr, age 55, of Connersville, Indiana died suddenly Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.Born December 8, 1961 in Richmond, Indiana he was the son of Harold E. & Patricia (LaMar) Wehr. He was a graduate of Union County High School with the class of 1980.Neil was a farmer and had farmed in Fayette County for much of his life.Survivors include two daughters, Monica Wehr & Morgan Wehr both of Everton, Indiana; his mother, Patricia Wehr of Connersville; his companion Dee Thibaut; as well as four sisters, Peggy Wehr of Everton, Indiana, Vivian Carpenter of St. Joseph, Illinois, Karen Bolser of Liberty, Indiana and Melanie Watterson of Brookville, Indiana.He was preceded in death by his father, Harold E. Wehr who died February 1, 2012; a brother, Ralph E. Wehr who died April 17, 1987; and a brother-in-law, Brian Watterson who died May 22, 2017.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.David Smith will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Everton Volunteer Fire Department, Future Farmers of America or the American Heart Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wehr family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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