Step inside the wild and funky minds of bassist Jesse Miller, keyboardist Eli Winderman and drummer Charlie Patierno as they form the infectious grooves of Octave Cat. The fusion trio started out of a mutual appreciation for vintage keyboards and analog synths between Miller and Winderman, and the two Philly area musicians got together last May to test the waters. “I put various keyboards in front of Eli to play, and kept a recording running as we went,” says Miller, “Riffs and melodies from that session became the basis of both ‘Limber Up’ and ‘Spar.’ We had not planned on starting a new project, but the music seemed too good to leave to languish on a hard drive.”Once the two realized they had something with their sound, the next step was finding a live drummer to complement it. Patierno was a perfect fit, as he “captured a great groove and interesting sounds in his home studio.” Miller continues, “With no intention, we had started a new trio.”The three have been working throughout the summer, working with Miller’s extensive collection of instruments and equipment. “We continued recording, writing, arranging and mixing relying heavily a slightly out-of-tune electric piano, a few Moogs, various tape delay machines, my modular synth and drum machine systems and our namesake synth, The Cat by Octave, a rare 70s synth that can be tough to keep in tune, but makes some incredible sounds.”“The music is funky, catchy, melodic, jazzy. There’s definitely inspiration from late-70’s fusion, but also some analog techno and dub approaches to the sound and arrangements.” Keyboardist, Eli Winderman adds (most importantly), “all the melodies can be sung with meow sounds.”Meow along with the band’s debut compositions, the songs “Limber Up” and “Spar,” streaming exclusively below!Octave Cat will make their live debut on September 3rd, performing at the SummerDance Festival at Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park in Ohio!When not with Octave Cat, Jesse Miller can be found holding down the low end with Lotus and performing solo analog synth sets as Beard-o-Bees. Eli Winderman is the keyboardist for Dopapod, who are gearing up with a major fall tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in just a couple short months. Charlie Patierno is the touring drummer for pop artist Mike Taylor, and has also worked with groups like Blue Method, Melody Gardot and The Roots.For fans of Eli Winderman, you won’t want to miss him performing alongside members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, and so many more at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive – in the heart of Williamsburg – with over 50 artists spanning three venues in just one day: October 22nd. [Get tickets here]
Summer Camp Music Festival has become a beloved staple of the summer festival circuit. Taking place at the end of May over Memorial Day weekend, each year, the festival taps one of the strongest lineups of the summer. In 2018, the festival will return to Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, across May 25th through 27th. Today, Summer Camp revealed a handful of bands that will be performing the 2018 edition of the festival via a hilarious video featuring a number of friendly faces.Watch Matt Butler Conduct moe., EOTO, The Shook Twins, & More At Summer CampGrateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh first emerges, before the camera pans to Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe., who are loading up the back of a van. After a silly exchange, Phil Lesh asks to come along with the members of moe. to Summer Camp, and Grahame Lesh pops up asking to tag along. After the festival reveals that Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will serve as one of the headliners alongside moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, the camera cuts to Matt Butler sneaking into the vehicle, hinting that Everyone Orchestra will also make an appearance at the festival.Primus Rocks Classics And Previews New Tune At Summer Camp [Videos]You can check out the video for yourself below![Photo: Phierce Photo]
Emmet Farnan Members of Fossil Free ND encourage fossil fuel divestment. The group aims to encourage the administration to evaluate how it allocates its endowment.In the past, Fossil Free ND has resorted to standard activism and peaceful protest behavior, such as petitioning and rallying on campus. This proposal, club member and junior Adam Wiechman said, marks a change for the group — which is now working through institutional means and with Notre Dame’s Chief Investment Officer, Scott Malpass.“This year, we decided to make a strategic change for a more administrative approach,” Wiechman said. “We felt like Notre Dame is a university where inside gain is more important, and so we thought that pushing for a committee or working group that would assess the University’s endowment and the ethics of fossil fuel divestment was strategic.”Wiechman said other universities have created committees or branches of their investment offices to handle ethical questions regarding endowment. Seeing this proposal as a chance to address other ethical questions — not just those related to fossil fuel — Notre Dame student government has pledged its support of the proposal, Wiechman said.“We’ve been really pleased with student government’s support through all of this,” Wiechman said. “They have been a huge help in guiding us through the proposal writing process and have allowed us to give the proposal with their stamp on it to Scott Malpass.”The proposal is still in its final stages, but will be sent to the Investment Office within the next few weeks, Wiechman said. Club member and senior Carolyn Yvellez said the Investment Office holds the ability to help the University take a stronger stance against fossil fuel companies. While the Investment Office abides by investment guidelines from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Yvellez said these guidelines are relatively loose and haven’t been updated recently.“It’s not inclusive of all the morals that encompass Catholic social teaching,” Yvellez said.Wiechman said Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” demonstrated the Vatican’s call for environmental protection against climate change. In it, Pope Francis reminds readers not to separate their actions from the adverse effects they could have on the planet, he said.“The moral trust of this movement is if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, then it’s wrong to profit off of that wreckage,” Wiechman said. “We think that if Notre Dame is going to be an institution that prides itself in being a force for good, and recognizing that climate change is a problem, we shouldn’t be profiting off of that problem.”Tags: Climate change, divestment, environment, Fossil Free ND, fossil fuel Student-led fossil fuel divestment organization Fossil Free ND wrote a proposal for the Notre Dame Investment Office, calling for a committee to evaluate the University’s endowment and fossil fuel divestment.
Photo (left to right): Mayor Eddie Sundquist, Firefighter Gage Bird, Firefighter Luke Ames, Firefighter Dylan Monroe, & Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon.JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown Fire Department held a graduation ceremony Friday to install three recruits who successfully completed the Fire Academy as Firefighters for the City of Jamestown.Mayor Eddie Sundquist welcomed the new firefighters to the department and presented them with recognition certificates.Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Coon presented each recruit with their Firefighter’s badge.“All three recruits have met rigorous standards to get to this level. This year was a particular challenge with the completion of their training being delayed due to the Pandemic. They have certainly earned the right to be called ‘Professional Firefighters’,” said Coon. Mayor Sundquist said, “I congratulate and welcome these three men to the City of Jamestown Fire Department. We look forward to your service with us.”The three recruits recognized today are Luke Ames, Gage Bird, and Dylan Monroe. All three completed training at the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Glen Falls, New York this year.At the conclusion of the ceremony, Coon offered the newly-assigned firefighters a few words of advice: “As you begin your careers, I encourage each of you to remember this day and all that you have accomplished to get to this point. We, as a Department, are very proud of all you accomplished thus far. Please continue to develop your skills, apply what you have learned, and most of all, enjoy the ride!”Firefighter Ben McLaughlin also was recognized with a promotion to Lieutenant. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
January 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Dean Talcott offers to resign ABA again rejects Barry University’s bid for accreditation Associate Editor Barry University School of Law Dean Stanley Talcott was willing to resign if it would help students keep the faith during the rocky journey seeking ABA accreditation.But Barry University President Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin refused to accept Talcott’s letter of resignation, defending the dean as having improved the school and successfully meeting all American Bar Association requests during the protracted and continuing approval process.“Some people have suggested that because Dean Talcott is not an ABA insider the law school’s application for ABA accreditation has suffered. I don’t see it that way,” O’Laughlin said.“Stan Talcott has been a true champion of the law school’s cause before the ABA. He has vigorously advocated for accreditation, while at the same time providing stable leadership on a day-to-day basis. It is unfair to blame him for Barry not having won approval at this time. The fight for accreditation is not over. Barry University is committed to continuing its effort and counts Dean Talcott has one of its mainstay advocates.”Less than a week earlier, on December 5, Talcott had tendered his letter of resignation, following the bad news that an ABA committee recommended against granting provisional approval of the university’s law school in Orlando. It was the fifth time overall, and the fourth time since Barry took over, that the ABA has rejected the school’s efforts toward accreditation. Though this latest decision is unappealable, under the rules of procedure, Barry has another chance to succeed when its current application goes for a full vote by the ABA Council for Legal Education in Philadelphia in February.It is the ABA’s policy to decline comment on pending accreditation matters.In its mission to keep pushing toward accreditation, Barry announced that it has retained two law firms to assist in its presentation to the Council on the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in February. An outside company will prepare a compliance study to determine if the law school, in its opinion, is in substantial compliance with the ABA standards. And the Barry University Board of Trustees passed by a unanimous vote to provide whatever resources are needed to the law school to obtain approval in February, and to ensure that in the future if Barry is not able to reach its enrollment projection, it will “not accept students with low predictors to meet our financial needs.”On December 7, two days after he turned in his letter of resignation, Talcott explained his decision and expressed deep feelings for Barry.“As dean of a law school, there are a number of constituencies that have to have confidence, and that includes the university administration, the faculty, the community — legal and the broader community — and most importantly, it includes the students,” Talcott said.“By the time I was meeting with the students, it was apparent to me there was a serious erosion of confidence among the students, based in part on their belief that what the ABA is saying is we want a highly qualified insider dean at the law school. And the only impediment to having such a dean is my reluctance to resign. I’ve never been reluctant to resign. My only interest is in doing what’s in the best interest of the school.. . . That loss of confidence among students renders me ineffective as dean.”Those words came shortly after he met with associate deans.“The way I measure things, I don’t think there’s a better school. I think there are schools that have more prestige, obviously, schools that have more recognition. But I don’t think there’s a place I’d rather be. The very special things that Barry brings to education were brought to this law school. If you ask anybody here, this is a wonderful place. The history of the school and our students have demonstrated that we are very competitive with anybody. It’s a difficult pill to swallow we haven’t been able to demonstrate to the ABA the positive qualities of this school. For some reason, I’ve been inadequate communicating all of this.”According to a letter from the ABA Accreditation Committee, it concluded that Barry “has not presented a reliable plan for bringing the law school into full compliance with the standards within three years. Specifically, the school has not established that it would be able to meet its enrollment targets for Fall 2003 through Fall 2005 without substantially reducing the academic qualifications of those entering classes. In addition, the school has not established that the university and the law school have the ability to commit financial resources adequate to sustain a sound program of legal education if it is unable to meet the aforementioned enrollment targets.”Talcott said: “We have a plan. So it is my conclusion that it is about their perception of the reliability of the plan.. . . The only interpretation I can take away is they do not think we’re big enough to have a law school.”By withholding provisional approval, Talcott explained, the students can’t take and pass the bar exam, and that, he said with frustration, is “taking away our ability to present the best evidence possible.”Eric Dubois, spokesperson for the Barry School of Law, said Talcott “is going to stay on board, at least through February 2002, until the ABA process is complete.”Sister O’Laughlin met with faculty, students, and alumni, some of whom have been critical of the dean, to discuss the future.She asked that the university community “exhibit a unified front as we go forward in our efforts to show the (ABA) council that we are truly worthy of provisional accreditation.” Dean Talcott offers to resign: ABA again rejects Barry University’s bid for accreditation
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, left, and County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, right.The New York State Court of Appeals upheld lower court rulings Tuesday that effectively kills a referendum to merge the Suffolk County offices of treasurer and comptroller.The decision by the state’s highest court ends—for now—a controversial proposal by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone that he touted as a cost-cutting maneuver that would have saved the county $1 million annually by eliminating seven jobs, including two elected positions.The referendum was slated to appear on Election Day ballots Nov. 5 after the Suffolk County Legislature approved the referendum this summer.But Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter, who is running for re-election, quickly filed a lawsuit to stop the referendum after questioning the efficiency of a merged office without employing the proper manpower.Bellone, in a statement, called the court’s decision “outrageous” because it denied voters the opportunity to decide on the merger themselves.“A supermajority of the Suffolk County Legislature voted to put the referendum on the ballot and the opponents of reform know that an overwhelming majority of voters support it,” Bellone said.“While the referendum will not be on the ballot,” he added, “the issue is alive this November because voters can choose between legislative candidates who support improving efficiency and those who want to maintain the status quo.”At issue was language in the referendum that was altered after the fact.“The alteration of this clearly specified goal to a more generally stated goal is an impermissible deviation,” the lower court said in its decision.The decision was a huge victory for Carpenter, Bellone’s Republican challenger in the 2011 county executive race, who will run for re-election next month and will be able to retain her staff.Carpenter acknowledged that “it’s been a difficult couple of months,” but said the court’s decision to deny Suffolk’s appeal was “very validating of all of our efforts.”“I just feel that they talk about the possible savings and it’s bogus, it’s bogus,” she added.County Comptroller Joseph Sawicki, also a Republican, loses twofold as he’s term-limited and would’ve ran the merged office as interim CFO until elections for the post could be held 2014.Democratic Suffolk County Board of Elections Commissioner Anita Katz said the board waited for the court’s ruling before printing the ballots.
24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial fraud’s effect on your members extends much further than their pocketbooks.Nearly two-thirds of financial fraud victims admitted to serious issues with stress, anxiety, sleep, and depression, according to findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.“Fraud’s effects linger and cause distress well after the scam is over,” says Gerri Walsh, FINRA Foundation president.Beyond the psychological and emotional costs, nearly half of fraud victims reported incurring indirect financial costs associated with the fraud, such as late fees, legal fees, and bounced checks, the report indicates. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they incurred more than $1,000 in indirect costs as a result of the fraud, and 9% declared bankruptcy.Because of the personal relationships you’ve developed with members, you can play a key role in helping them address this trauma—and avoid falling victim to these scams in the first place. continue reading »
The Spaniard felt Leicester’s frontman should have seen red himself (Pictures: Sky Sports)Mikel Arteta has taken aim at Jamie Vardy over his challenge on Shkodran Mustafi during Arsenal’s draw with Leicester City on Tuesday night and believes the forward should have seen red.The Gunners took an early lead at the Emirates after Bukayo Saka put the ball on a plate for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though the match ultimately hinged on a moment in the second half when an intervention from VAR saw Eddie Nketiah sent off for a late challenge.Arsenal’s 10-man rear guard could not hold on, conceding to Vardy late on – though Arteta feels the Leicester frontman should not even have been on the pitch and questioned the refereeing. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 11:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Comment Vardy caught Mustafi’s face with his studs at the very end of the first half (Picture: DAZN)Reacting to Arteta’s comments, Jamie Redknapp said: ‘This is one where only Jamie Vardy can tell us if he meant to do him or not, because he slips and then they go in for a challenge and his right foot goes into [Mustafi’s] eye and it looks really nasty.‘I’d like to think he wouldn’t mean that, but I can see what Mikel Arteta is saying because it looks really dangerous and he’s caught him in his face with his studs.’On the VAR decision to send Nketiah off, Arteta added: ‘I don’t understand the rules. Since I’ve been in this country, in the last year I’ve never seen a referee check any of the images. It’s the rules, I can do nothing now.’MORE: Cesc Fabregas leaps to Eddie Nketiah’s defence after red card against LeicesterMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang delighted for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli after Arsenal tie down young duoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Vardy netted at the death to dent Arsenal’s slim Champions League hopes (Picture: Getty)Asked for his thoughts on the game and the red card, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘Well I’m extremely proud of our team, the way we played, against this type of opposition, how dominant we were.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The first half that we made, clearly we should have gone three or four nil up and killed the game – and that’s what you have to do against this type of opposition.‘With the red card decision, he doesn’t see the player, he has to know he’s a young kid. It can be a red card.‘But then Leicester has to play with 10 men after 42 minutes.’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 ArsenalAsked which challenge he was referring to, he continued: ‘For one challenge which is between the 40 and the 45 minutes – that has to be a red card as well.’Probed again on which challenge he meant, Arteta said: ‘One challenge which is between the 40 and the 45 minutes.’The challenge he was referring to happened just before the half-time break when Vardy and Mustafi came together, with the Leicester forward’s boot hitting the defender in the face on the deck, and Arteta clearly thought there was more malice in the challenge. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta claims Jamie Vardy should have been sent off before Eddie Nketiah red card Advertisement Advertisement
Asset manager BankInvest announced today that it had appointed Bo Bertram as the new chief executive of both BI Holding and the BankInvest Group. Nykredit said Bo Bertram would leave the company’s executive board with effect from today.Following his departure, the board will comprise managing directors Bjørn Mortensen, Georg Andersen and Jesper Berg, it said.The new leadership team at Nykredit Asset Management will be the current investment director Peter Kjærgaard and the new client director Morten Therkildsen.Therkildsen is coming to Nykredit from a job at Carnegie Asset Management.Meanwhile, Nykredit Portfolio Administration will be led by director Jim Isager Larsen, who was previously responsible for clients in the same business area.Therkildsen, Kjærgaard and Isager Larsen will all report to Duus, Nykredit said.Duus said Nykredit had a focused asset management business with some unique skills, and was also Denmark’s largest administrator of mutual funds. “Both areas have now evolved to a level where a division is natural,” he said. “It gives us a better opportunity to focus and define specific objectives for each area, and in this way create the basis for further growth.”Isager Larsen said that, as separate business areas, the vision of each section would become clearer, both for their customers and staff.“Our asset management services are sought after, and we must take advantage of that because the demand for low costs and economies of scale will intensify in the future,” he said.Before coming to Nykredit, Bo Bertram worked for Danske Bank, and he is also chairman of the CFA Society Denmark.At BankInvest, Bo Bertram will be stepping into the shoes of the firm’s current chief executive Bo Foged, who – as reported by IPE in May – has been appointed group finance director at Danish statutory pension fund ATP.Foged will start his new role at ATP on 1 January 2015, on which day Bo Bertram will take up his job as the head of BankInvest. Denmark’s Nykredit Asset Management is splitting its business into two distinct divisions in the wake of the decision by its managing director to move to rival BankInvest.The two new sections are Nykredit Asset Management – which manages investments on behalf of clients – and Nykredit Portfolio Administration, which undertakes outsourced investment administration.Nykredit Asset Management will have a new two-man leadership team, while Nykredit Portfolio Administration will become an independent business area under Nykredit Wholesale, according to the plan.Group director Kim Duus said: “The organisational change is, of course, an extension of our strategic aim of having an increased focus and a strong orientation towards customers, as well as happening against the background of the decision by Lars Bo Bertram – until now managing director – to look for new challenges.”