Radiohead has always been a band that has embraced new technologies. The Oxford-based band is always looking for new ways to to interact with their fans. From their pay-what-you-want release of their album In Rainbows, to the BitTorrent bundle that frontman Thom Yorke used to release his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes project, the band is constantly exploring fresh and interesting ways to deliver content to their audience.At Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival, Radiohead took things a step further, as they encouraged the audience to use the Periscope app to broadcast the show to fans around the world. The band even released WiFi codes for fans to link up to so their streams could broadcast at a higher quality. Fans could acquire the WiFi codes by messaging the Twitter account @doorisnowclosed, and the band also promoted the special occasion on the band’s W.A.S.T.E. Central website with the following message:If any fans with tickets to Radiohead’s Secret Solstice show in Iceland today wants to set up their own Periscope stream of the show for the benefit of the rest of us, we have a few WiFi codes to hand out to help things run smoothly.Please send a DM to @doorisnowclosed on Twitter today with your Periscope handle. We will then be in touch with details on how to pick up your WiFi code at the venue. We can’t guarantee a code for everyone, but will do our best.Many of the band’s rabid fans followed suit, and several of the streams are still active and available for viewing, and some of them are pretty incredible. There’s one video of the band performing “Daydreaming” from their new album A Moon Shaped Pool, recorded by a fan in the front row. Another available video starts towards the end of “Daydreaming” and runs for an amazing 36 minutes as it shows the band performing “Decks Dark”, “Desert Island Disk”, and “Ful Stop” from the new album, before reaching into their catalog for a run of classics in “Weird Fishes / Arpeggi”, “My Iron Lung”, “No Surprises”, and “The Gloaming”. A third video is available from later in the show, picking up in the middle of the high-energy OK Computer staple “Paranoid Android”, and follows the band through it’s first encore of “Nude”, “2+2=5”, and “There There”, as well as the first song of the second encore, their smash hit “Karma Police”.It’s awesome to see a band buck the industry trend and embrace their audience in this way. Recently, bands such as Guns’n’Roses, Jack White, Prophets of Rage, and many more have been strong opponents of their fans using social media and recording/streaming during their performances. Radiohead has always marched to the beat of their own drum, and it’s great to see such a huge band understand what it means to give fans across the globe the opportunity to see them play special shows, especially with the band’s increasingly small touring schedule. Bravo, Radiohead, for connecting with people in such a cool way!
Saint Mary’s senior, Emily Najacht, spent eight weeks of her summer working as one of 32 interns conducting research with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) in Palmdale, California. Photo courtesy of Emily Najacht According to NASA’s website, SARP is a summer internship opportunity for rising undergraduate seniors that allows students hands-on research opportunities relating to the student’s degree. Najacht, who is majoring in chemistry and environmental engineering, said her summer research related to air quality in Los Angeles. Najacht said she was both concerned and excited to begin the internship, especially when she and the other interns went to listen to lectures from people like Dr. Mike Brown, the professor who declassified Pluto as a planet, shortly after they arrived. “We showed up and there were a lot of lectures from high and mighty people,” she said. “It was definitely intimidating.“I thought this was going to be tough, and it was,” Najacht said. “But by the end of it, there were others who were just as determined as me and it made it all the better.” The SARP research process began with students flying on the NASA C-23 Sherpa and B-200 King Air planes in order to take air samples from Los Angeles. Najacht said once they got the data they needed, they split into four groups. “Each group was assigned a mentor and then we decided what we wanted to do,” she said. “The research was on our own.”Najacht and her group focussed on isoprene concentrations emitted from plants in the San Joaquin Valley. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, isoprene is an organic compound emitted mostly by plants that are able to tolerate higher levels of heat. Najacht and her group used the isoprene concentration levels as a probe to look at the ozone layer in the area. Previous studies have shown that higher levels of aerosol found in the ozone layer may be due to heightened levels of isoprene. Based on Najacht and her group’s research, they have speculated the higher concentration of isoprene found in the air may be due to the droughts that have hit California. Najacht said sometimes the research could be frustrating because it went in a different direction than the group was expecting. “You would go in one direction and then find out that wasn’t the direction you needed and starting over,” she said. “The mentors were helpful in helping me to get over any roadblocks I came across.”She said community living with the other interns also helped to make the work less daunting. “We lived in a home together,” she said. “It was great family living and a good way to get to know everyone from around the country.” The interns’ experiences were not limited to one NASA facility. Najacht said on the weekends they would go on field trips to other NASA facilities and to hike around California. However, Najacht said one of the main highlights of her trip was the presentations the interns gave to a large group of people from NASA. Although Najacht does not plan on continuing to pursue research, she said she learned skills that she can apply to a possible future career in industry. “It definitely gave me an insight as to what research is and what it entails,” she said. “It shaped what I’m going to do with my future plans.”Najacht attributes her success in the NASA program to her Saint Mary’s education.“I feel like it gave me the tools to overcome adversity while also giving me the experience of diversity,” she said. “I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life. Moving to California and meeting all new people with a liberal arts education has allowed me to jump in that much quicker.”Fellow Saint Mary’s senior, Mary Green, said she has often seen Najacht working hard late at night in Trumper, the Saint Mary’s computer lab located in Cushwa-Leighton Library.“We had organic and biochemistry together,” Green said. “She’s always a fun person to be around to tackle a hard subject.” Dr. Jennifer Fishovitz, assistant professor in chemistry and physics at Saint Mary’s, has taught Najacht in previous classes and said she recognizes Najacht’s passion for environmental engineering through her class work and participation in Saint Mary’s Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SMAACS).“She was always very curious. A sure sign of a scientist,” Fishovitz said. “I have Emily again this semester in our Advanced Chemistry Lab, which is more independent and research-based than other labs and I’m really excited to see what she brings to the class from her experience at NASA.”Tags: Emily Najacht, internship, NASA, saint mary’s, science
By Dialogo September 15, 2011 The UN mission in Haiti will remain in place until “a national force can take over,” Haitian President Michel Martelly said on September 13. The president also affirmed to the press that the departure of the international soldiers and police can only take place when the country is able to replace them. “MINUSTAH is working for the people of Haiti (…) we need order and peace in order to make progress on our economic development,” he said, noting that a new security plan will be drawn up if Parliament approves his choice for prime minister. The mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) expires on October 15, at which time the Security Council will consider its future.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Huntington village’s Main Street and New York Avenue will now have $1-an-hour metered parking to promote turnover so more people can park. (Photo credit: Town of Huntington)The Huntington Town Board tried Tuesday to address the growing issue of a lack of available parking in one of Long Island’s busiest downtowns, but many who attended the public hearing said the new parking regulations don’t go far enough.The five-member panel unanimously approved two resolutions that increased metered parking along New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington village from 25-cents hourly to $1-an-hour, doubled metered parking rates to 50-cents hourly in some surrounding streets and increased the rate at East Northport train station parking lot. They also shifted the time period in which meters on those streets charge drivers to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. instead of the current 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Sundays.While they additionally increased the metered parking limit from two hours to three, officials said that they hope the new rates will create more turnover and open up more opportunities for other drivers to park, while also decreasing the amount of time drivers spend searching for an available spot.“We are living in an area where people want to be,” Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone told more than 100 local merchants and residents who were on hand for the afternoon vote.Still, most residents and business owners said the measures won’t alleviate the problem. Many who spoke publicly said prospective customers regularly complain about parking, and some, according to one restaurant owner, cancel reservations because of frustration over searching for an open space.Petrone said a town subcommittee is currently looking into the feasibility of building a parking structure nearby, which appears to have the backing of many community members who spoke before the board. The subcommittee’s recommendation isn’t expected for several months.“More parking brings more business,” said Billii Roberti, a former book store owner in the village who closed down her business after only two years. Speaking outside the hearing, Roberti said other issues compounded the problem which led to her closing the store, but she noted, parking “certainly didn’t help.”“All my customers complain,” said a man who identified himself as the owner of Scorpios, a Greek restaurant on New York Avenue.“We need to work together to figure out the answer to this,” added Chris Mitchell, another business owner.The resolutions adopted Tuesday were part of a recommendation from the Huntington Village Parking Study, which was released last summer and was commissioned by a consortium that included the town, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corp., the Huntington Village Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and Paramount Theater.A town spokesman said the new parking meter rates are expected to apply in a month to six weeks, once new centralized Muni Meter are installed to replace the old meters currently posted at each parking space. Violators are issued a warning for their first offense, but a second offense incurs a $25 fine with $50 fines for each thereafter. The municipal parking lots behind the shops will still be free, the spokesman said.
continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Americans don’t always do such a great job of saving money, but when we think about those with minimal or nonexistent savings, we often imagine low-income families struggling to make ends meet. It’s therefore somewhat shocking to learn that nearly 25% of households earning $100,000 to $150,000 a year claim they couldn’t come up with $2,000 in a month’s time.In a study published by The Brookings Institution, participants were asked whether they’d be able to come up with $2,000 within 30 days for an unexpected expense. Across all income levels, over 25% of respondents admitted that they could not come up with that much money, while another 19% claimed they could do so only if they sold off possessions or took out payday loans. In other words, nearly 50% of Americans on the whole are considered, as the study puts it, “financially fragile.” And while we might expect lower earners to fall into this category, the fact that so many six-figure families aren’t saving means their money management skills just aren’t up to par.Those who earn more often spend moreA big part of the problem is that higher earners tend to fall into the trap of taking their healthy incomes as an invitation to spend more. Higher earners are more likely to get approved for substantial mortgages and other loans than those who earn less, so many make the mistake of spending first and saving second (or not at all). The Brookings study authors admit that while the percentage of cash-strapped six-figure families is perhaps higher than it should be, the numbers are less surprising when we consider the high costs of living in desirable neighborhoods, housing prices, and child care expenses.
Market conditions are a contributor to the number of loan applications that you receive, but ultimately, your staff and solutions are what make a great lending partnership between members and your credit union. There are several factors within your control that can help your lending process become more efficient, effective, and successful. Here are 10 factors to consider when refining your credit union’s lending process.The Ability of your Lending Staff: Your lending staff is only as good as the training you give them. Make sure they are well-prepared to meet with members, analyze their financial situation, and provide the best options to meet their needs. Also, consider using incentives for your lending staff. Working toward a goal will give your staff the drive they need to go the extra mile, and in return, they might get commission or an extra day of vacation time. Not only will this motivate your staff, but it will promote a better manager-employee relationship, and improve the quality of member services as well. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Organizational Design: Goals and expectations are a key factor to communicate with your staff. Managers need to communicate with their lending team and outline clear expectations. This sets the credit union up for success and eliminates awkward conversations regarding lending performance at the end of the quarter. Staff can’t meet organizational goals if they don’t know they exist, so make sure lending goals are communicated early on, and promote an open dialogue to discuss tactics that will help them reach their best potential. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hawkins played iconic rapper Dr. Dre in the acclaimed hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton, which many observers feel was snubbed out of an Oscar nomination. He’s also appeared in AMC’s cult favorite The Walking Dead as the character Heath.24 fans are accustomed to new characters because of the show’s high death count since the series began in 2001. But it’s unclear how fans will respond to someone other than Bauer saving the day. Sutherland reprised the role of Jack Bauer in 2014 when Fox produced 24: Live Another Day, a 12-episode event molded after previous seasons. Legacy will also run as a 12-episode series.The cast may be different but several people instrumental in the series’ success in previous seasons have signed on to the project. Serving as executive producers will be Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz.Much like previous seasons, the reboot will cover one full day but will likely jump around to complete the 24-hour cycle.While the show inspired a huge following, it also became part of the political discourse as it was criticized for its unapologetic use of torture on terror subjects. Torture was such a staple on the show that after a while it lost its shock value.The move by Fox to revive the show—again—is just the latest in a growing library of popular shows that have gone off air only to return. Also coming back to Fox is Prison Break, which had a four-season run. And, after a 13-year television hiatus, The X-Files returned Sunday for a six-episode event. Fox has found its new Jack.Corey Hawkins of Straight Outta Compton and The Walking Dead fame will star in Fox’s reboot of the hit thriller 24, the network announced.For fans who haven’t kept up with 24 news since its miniseries event in 2014, Fox revealed it was rebooting the series with all new characters but will retain the same pulse-pounding, hour-to-hour format it made famous. But Jack Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland since the show’s inception, will be on the sidelines.The new series will be called 24: Legacy.The man tasked with disrupting the next fictitious terror plot on US soil is Hawkins, who will play a military hero named Eric Carter. Embed from Getty Images
They say to first pick out a single room, not the whole house. Another tip is to have a few boxes set aside labled “KEEP, DISCARD, DONATE, or RECYCLE.” If it’s a larger room maybe start by doing a corner of it or half of it, if you pick too big of a space to clean your probably going to get overwhelmed and just not do it. 12 News spoke to Chris Wurth, the owner of Decluttering Chaos LLC, about their process for cleaning out those rooms that have been put off for another day. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — If you’re stuck inside the house and have been running out of things to do this might be the opportune time to complete those “rainy day” projects you’ve been sitting on. They say to go around the room in a clockwise manor an find anything that may have fallen behind stands or really just any clutter you wont need. If you do little steps at a time you’ll start to see results and feel better as you go through de-cluttering your house. “First thing your going to want to do is first go through with a garbage can and pick up anything you know your not going to need, anything garbage like soda cans or bottles or anything like that.” Said Wurth.
Vinkovci Autumns are a stage of original traditional Croatian folklore, where about 8000 participants will perform. The theme of this year’s Vinkovci Autumns is “Three Dear Words to Us”, referring to Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. Pride and pride of Slavonia Children’s Vinkovci Autumn is a guarantee of the survival of the event, as well as traditional culture and heritage. From an early age, children live, appreciate and respect the tradition of their parents, grandparents, and thus lay the foundations for the survival of the entire event in the future. A link that is extremely important. This year, 14 children will perform at the Children’s Vinkovci Autumns (September 15 and 3.000) “shocks and shocks ”, with over 60 children’s folklore groups. The Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 54 years, and this year, from 13 to 22 September, they bring the best display of Slavonian tradition that they keep from oblivion. This prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event in the town on Bosut attracts about 100 thousand visitors. In order to show what they have learned and practiced during the year, and how worthy heirs of older guardians of traditional heritage, young folklorists from all counties of Croatia, but also the diaspora, come to Vinkovci Autumn where two days are dedicated only to them. Small Vinkovci Autumns, as this two-day event of small folklorists is called, are held on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15, and are the largest such event and are similar to those “big” Vinkovci Autumns because children’s folklore groups perform at stage in the Main Tent, and like the older folklorists, all participants dressed in festive folk costumes of their place will parade on Sunday morning through the streets of Vinkovci – everything is like in the “big” parade except that there are small folklorists, small folk costumes, small horsemen and carriages, little majorettes, little daughters-in-law who poke as well as the older ones and the little Shocks with a dandy crooked shocking cap who look up to their grandparents. Since 1970 as part of the event Vinkovci Autumn, small folklorists also have their place, who in cultural and artistic societies, learning from the elderly, nurture and preserve from oblivion, most often, the very rich heritage of their place. Children’s Vinkovci Autumns as a guarantee of the survival of the event Photo: Vinkovci Autumns The most spectacular event will follow on the last day when 75 KUDs and folklore groups from the country and the diaspora, 30 horse-drawn carriages and about 50 riders, or almost 4500 participants in the parade, will pass through the city streets in a ceremonial parade of participants and a horse-drawn carriage show. Find out more about Vinkovci Autumns HERE In addition to the rich traditional and cultural program that is the backbone of this event, there is a rich gastronomic program: from a rich gastronomic offer of Slavonian specialties, souvenirs, various accompanying program, wine town, craft beer festival, conferences to various concerts every day.
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