Brooklyn’s Evolfo Gets Wild To Release Their Debut Album ‘The Last Of The Acid Cowboys’

first_imgOn Saturday night, the savage princes of Brooklyn’s DIY scene stepped out onto the stage at Alphaville, one of the borough’s better-established venue-bars and delivered a raucous and floor-shaking performance. Evolfo was there to celebrate the release of their first full-length record, The Last Of The Acid Cowboys after years of gigging in every basement that would have them. Recently signed to Royal Potato Family Records, home of Holly Bowling, Marco Benevento, The New Mastersounds, and Stanton Moore, among others, the album represents a clear and coherent artistic statement from Evolfo about the direction they’re headed, and it’s a tantalizing glimpse at the potential the band represents.Seamlessly interweaving classic soul themes—performed with punch by their three-piece horn section—and the gypsy-punk sensibilities that have come to define Evolfo’s sweat-soaked performances, the songs present a twisted, smoky world of deception and isolation in the lawless American west. There’s something anachronistic about the music, though perhaps it is not so much their subject matter as the sincerity with which the whole affair is presented, where the fuzzy driving riffs and off-kilter lyrics of “Bloody Bloody Knife” really fill you with enough adrenaline to inhabit the mindset of the on-the-run outlaw at the center of the song’s narrative.The set’s early-going showed off the band’s ability to get a crowd moving, featuring “Bloody Bloody Knife,” “Science,” and an older number called “They’re Gonna Know I’m High” that highlights the big band’s ability to really get swinging once they’ve all crammed on-stage. After sparking a full-on mosh pit during “Vision Of Sin,” the new album’s most intense track, they segued into some more evocative and mysterious tunes including “When The Moon Eclipsed The Sun,” the album’s unexpected hit that has found its way to Paste Magazine and countless Spotify playlists since its release this fall.The more contemplative portion of the show came to an end with the opening chords of “Rat City,” a fan favorite since the band’s Boston days, featuring lead guitarist and resident wild man Matt Gibbs gyrating about stage in glittering gold spandex underpants and a decrepit rat mask that’s clearly been on the road for more than a few miles. The energy ratcheted up further with a cover of The Sonics’ “Have Love Will Travel” before reaching a fever pitch with The Last Of The Acid Cowboys’ titular track. After a few minutes of chanting, the band returned to deliver a high-energy rendition of Devo’s “Whip It,” before sauntering back off into the cloud of smoke they entered through, and the crowd stumbled back out into 2017.[Photo credit: Liz Maney]Setlist: Evolfo | Alphaville | New York, NY | 4/22/2017Set One: Intro, Bloody Bloody Knife, Science, They’re Gonna Know I’m High, Vision of Sin, Right Back (Shannon Cannon), Moon Eclipsed the Sun, Frank the Fiddler, Peachy, Rat City, Luv Like a Freak, Have Love Will Travel (The Sonics), Last of the Acid CowboysEncore: Whip It (Devo)last_img read more

Mourning Devah Pager

first_imgA Fulbright Scholar who taught at Northwestern and Princeton, Pager joined the sociology faculty at Harvard in 2013. Starting in 2014, she served as director of the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy and as Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute.“Devah was a dear friend and colleague,” said Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin of the Radcliffe Institute. “In the too-short time that she lived, she embodied our highest aspirations. A brilliant, warm, and beloved member of our community, she will be deeply missed.”In 2007, Pager published “Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration,” which the Association for Humanist Sociology named book of the year. Among her other accolades was an Early Career Award from the Poverty, Inequality, and Mobility section of the American Sociological Association.Dean Douglas Elmendorf of the Kennedy School called Pager a “brilliant” scholar whose work “showed her fierce commitment to using her impressive gifts and the tools of social science to help make the world a fairer and better place.” He added: “Devah was also known widely as one of the kindest and most generous people one could meet. She brought warmth, optimism, curiosity, and inspiration to her interactions with her many friends and students and colleagues.”Also remarkable is the robust network of young scholars who were mentored by Pager, a group Beckfield described as “notable for their diversity, their attainment of prestigious positions, and for doing work that matters and is rigorous and persuasive.”Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology at Harvard, recalled his immediate admiration for Pager when they were both young scholars at Princeton.“When she arrived on campus, her impact was felt immediately in the enthusiasm of both students and faculty and in the sense that a new generation of scholars was set to take the reins,” he said. “Devah had an extraordinary mix of qualities: the tenacity to see difficult and important projects to their conclusion, the clarity of mind to see and address potential problems well before they arose, the imagination to see her way around obstacles that to others might seem insurmountable, and an extraordinary kindness at a level all too rare among scholars of her caliber. But a few years older than me, she was nonetheless a role model.”Colleagues are planning a memorial at Harvard to honor Pager and her work. She is survived by her husband, Mike, and son, Atticus. Devah Pager, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Sociology of Public Policy, died Friday at her home in Cambridge surrounded by family and friends. She was 46.A pioneering scholar whose work deeply influenced thinking on mass incarceration and racial discrimination in employment, Pager also mentored dozens of students in their research and career ambitions.“She was a force of nature who accomplished a superhuman quantity and quality of work in a tragically short amount of time, and her impact on scholarship and policy is hard to overstate,” said Jason Beckfield, chair of the Sociology Department. “She did work of global scope and tremendous depth that is unusual in its combination of rigor and creativity and relevance.”Recalling Pager’s friendship and kindness, Beckfield added: “Someone with that kind of sunlight attracted a lot of people. She probably has 100 people who think of her as their best friend.”Born in Honolulu in 1972, Pager was the daughter of an Australian pediatrician and a South African computer scientist. After attending UCLA as an undergraduate, she earned her Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation, “The Mark of a Criminal Record,” was awarded top honors from the American Sociological Association. It also helped inform the “Ban the Box” campaign, which sought to persuade employers to remove the check box on hiring applications that asks about criminal record.“That’s her work,” said Beckfield, adding that Pager didn’t stop teaching until three weeks ago despite her battle against pancreatic cancer. “She showed convincingly that discrimination against ex-felons is profound, and she developed policies that could combat that.” Her dissertation, “The Mark of a Criminal Record,” helped inform the “Ban the Box” campaign, which sought to persuade employers to remove the check box on hiring applications that asks about criminal record. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Hempstead Woman Kidnapped by Ex

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man has been arrested for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from her Hempstead home at gunpoint and threatening to kill her and himself if they didn’t get back together, Nassau County police said.Patrice Donely Jr. drove to the Hempstead Bus Terminal and forced the 27-year-old victim, who was standing across the street,  into his car while armed with a gun at 1:30 a.m. Friday, police saidThe 25-year-old Hollis man then drove her to a house in Queens, dragged her out of the car, into a garage where he made the death threats if she didn’t take him back, police said.The victim, who had an order of protection against Donely, eventually agreed to get back with him. He then drove her home, police said.Donely was apprehended after he called the victim from Jiffy Lube on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.He was charged with kidnapping, criminal contempt and menacing. He will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Flu-related hospitalizations have risen among elderly

first_imgSep 23, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The graying of America is leading to an increase in hospital stays related to influenza, according to a research report in the Sep 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.Many flu-related hospitalizations occur among the elderly, and the number of such hospitalizations has increased “substantially” in the last 20 years as the population has aged, say William W. Thompson, PhD, of the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and six other researchers.They estimate that more than 200,000 respiratory and circulatory hospitalizations are associated with the flu each year in the United States, substantially more than previous estimates of hospitalizations attributed specifically to pneumonia and flu.While national mortality estimates have been important for influenza planning, the article says those estimates don’t fully reflect the incidence of severe flu infections, because many severe illnesses aren’t fatal.The study drew upon 22 years’ worth of data in the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS). Using the NHDS data, as well as flu surveillance data from World Health Organization collaborating laboratories, the researchers estimated the annual average numbers of hospitalizations for primary and any listed pneumonia and influenza and for overall respiratory hospitalizations from 1979-80 through 2000-01.The investigators found that people 85 and older had the highest rates of flu-linked hospitalizations, at 1,194.9 hospitalizations per 100,000. Children younger than 5 had the same rates of flu-associated hospitalization as people aged 50 to 64 years. People between the ages of 5 and 49 had the lowest rates of flu-related hospitalizations, the study showed.The data link the dominant type of flu in a given season and hospitalization rates. When A(H3N2) viruses predominated, there were 43.5 primary pneumonia and influenza and 99.0 primary respiratory and circulatory hospitalizations per 100,000 person-years associated with flu viruses. When B viruses were predominant, the respective hospitalization rates were 37.7 and 81.4. When A(H1N1) predominated, 22.6 pneumonia and flu and 55.9 respiratory and circulatory hospitalizations were found per 100,000 person-years.The increase in flu-related hospitalizations and deaths was due to several factors, including the prevalence of A(H3N2) viruses in many recent flu seasons and a trend for longer flu seasons during the 1990s, the article adds.The findings highlight the need to improve flu prevention among the very young and the very old, the authors conclude. Recommendations for flu vaccine for high-risk individuals, household contacts of high-risk people, healthcare workers, and young children must be implemented, they write.One limitation of the study is that NHDS data don’t include patients’ previous health history or vaccination status, which could be used to measure vaccine effectiveness, the authors write.Thompson WW, Shay DK, Weintraub E, et al. Influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States. JAMA 2004:292(11):1333-40 [Abstract]last_img read more

Maistra, Milenij, Kempinski, Medora are looking for new employees

first_imgWe start the first day of summer with a hot offer of jobs from tourism and catering! Out of 400 active ads on the portal of our partner, we single out the following employers and job positions:Maistra dd is the leading hotel company in Croatia and is part of the Adris Group, and currently employs trainee deck. The new employee will take care of the protection and safety of passengers. For this job, a high school diploma, a seaman’s book and a certificate of basic safety on board are expected. You can send your CV with the request to the employer via link to log in to the ad which is active until July 3rd.Casa Alice doo is a tourism and catering company, specialized in providing bed and breakfast services and just hiring people for room cleaning and cleaning jobs. Food and accommodation are provided, and your own registration you can send until July 3rd.If you are communicative, skilful, independent in your work, energetic, positive and respect the team in which you work, join Kempinski Hotel Adriatic team! The position is open Cook – demi chef, which requires work experience and basic knowledge of English. The minimum income is 5.500 kuna net, accommodation and meals are provided, and the new employee will also receive training and the possibility of training out of season in Kempisnka hotels outside Croatia. Registration is possible until June 25 via this ads. Calucem doo in Pula he employs a business process management specialist. This successful company is engaged in the production and distribution of special cements, in more than 60 countries around the world. Knowledge of working in a database (SQL, MC Access) and SAP software package is desirable. More information about this job can be found at ad with a duration of 28 June.Bretanide Sport & Wellness Resort employs a hotel director. The new employee is expected to have five years of work experience in leading positions in the hotel industry and excellent knowledge of English and German. More information about this job can be found at ad which is active until June 27th.ETHNO HOUSES PLITVICA VILLAGE invites you to apply for a job the head of the reception. Many years of experience working at the reception and a minimum of one year of experience as the head of the reception are required for a successful application. The employer provides excellent income, bonuses, accommodation and food. Sign in via link at the bottom of the ad.Photo: www.milenijhoteli.comcompany Hadria doo is registered in the town of Novalja, on the island of Pag. The subject of the company’s business are activities related to tourism. Hadria doo operates through the Hotel Loža, Camp Straško and Camp Pušća on Krk, which are open from April to October every year, and currently employs a large number of employees at different job positions. Hurry up with the application!Medora hotels and resorts are located in Podgora on the Makarska Riviera and are looking for a restaurant and bar manager, a la carte kitchen manager, chef, receptionist and finance and accounting specialist. Details of these positions can be found at ads which are active until June Club Adriatic has several hotels – Hotel Croatia, Hotel Alem, Hotel Komodor and apartments and rooms Club Vala. Given their successful business, they are hiring new employees for the jobs of chef, assistant chef, maid and cleaner. The employer provides accommodation, hot meals and benefits by arrangement. Submit your application today via link at the bottom of the ad.Tourist settlement Jezera Village  he has won several Croatian and international awards and has loyal guests who return to him from year to year. If you are looking for a waiter job, pay attention to ad which is active until June 28th. Receipts amount to 6.000 kuna net, work is done until October 1, and accommodation and food are provided.Hotel Life is a boutique hotel located in a small quiet bay between Rogoznica and Primosten, and currently employs a large number of maids and maids. Accommodation and food are provided, and you can send your CV to the employer via link at the bottom of the Nautika doo wants to empower teams in its restaurants, so we hereby invite all interested candidates to apply at open positions: chef, pizza master, bartender, waiter and receptionist at the restaurant.Salona Palace hotel employs a receptionist and a chef. It is a matter of working on a specific basis, and you can find all the details about the donkey in ads.If you are looking for a job in the area of ​​Opatija, pay attention to ads for a night helper, a kitchen helper, and a maid. The minimum income is 4.500 kuna net, with provided food and quality accommodation. Submit your application and become a part Millennium hotel!You can find the entire offer of job advertisements on the portal Good luck everyone.last_img read more

Formula E organizers declare Monas racetrack plan feasible, reveal circuit design

first_imgThe total distance of the Monas circuit will be 2,588 meters, with the tracks 9.5 to 12-meter wide. The circuit, comprising a total of 12 turns, will be able to accommodate cars racing at a maximum speed of 220 kilometers per hour.The circuit starts from the street in front of City Hall, then runs clockwise from Jl. Merdeka Selatan, turning right at the Arjuna Wiwaha Horse Statue at the southwest part of the Monas monument. It continues around the western side of Monas before running along its southern side.The circuit then turns southeast before returning to the starting point at City Hall.City secretary Saefullah previously said construction for the race needed to be completed by April, as tests would be carried out prior to the race in June.Read also: Need for speed: Jakarta to start Formula E track construction despite criticismThe race, also known as the Jakarta e-Prix, will mark the first time Indonesia holds a Formula E race. Governor Anies Baswedan said in September last year that the country had secured a deal to host the race for five consecutive years from 2020 to 2024.The Medan Merdeka Area Development Steering Committee, led by State Secretary Pratikno, initially rejected the plan to turn the Monas area into a racetrack due to its designation as a cultural heritage site.It asked the city administration to alter the plan by moving the race to other locations such as Jl. MH Thamrin, Jl. Sudirman and the area around the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.The committee later accepted the location under the circumstances that the city preserves the cleanliness, vegetation and security of the Medan Merdeka area. It also required the administration to coordinate with various agencies to ensure that the cultural heritage site continues to function as normal. (syk)Topics : After weeks of discussions, the National Monument (Monas) complex in Central Jakarta was declared feasible as a circuit for Indonesia’s first Formula E electric motorsports championship, which is scheduled to take place on June 6 this year.The announcement was made during a press briefing on Friday, when city-owned developer PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro), the Indonesian Motorsports Association (IMI) and Formula E Operation revealed the circuit design.“Engineers, architects and representatives of the FIA [International Automobile Federation] have examined everything and made sure that the Monas complex is suitable for a world-class racetrack,” IMI chairman Sadikin Aksa said on Friday as quoted by He said construction of the race’s necessary infrastructure would be completed in two months. The FIA will conduct a final inspection days prior to the race to certify the racetrack.“The FIA will assess not only the racetrack, but also its safety before granting the eligibility certificate. The track must be in line with the FIA’s grade-3 standards, which are sufficient for a Formula E race. We don’t need a grade-1 or grade-2 circuit since this is not permanent,” Sadikin said.A grade-3 circuit is designed for a single-seater racecar with a weight-to-power ratio of between 2 and 3 kilograms per horse power. Formula E racecars are included in this category.Read also: Jakarta motors ahead with e-prix plans despite controversieslast_img read more

Chelsea looking to build new dynasty with string of signings

first_imgChelsea are banking on a lavish shopping spree to give them more bite up front and much-needed solidity in defense after coach Frank Lampard spent last season relying heavily on a crop of inexperienced home-grown players.The Londoners have been among the Premier League’s most active buyers in the close season in stark contrast to a year ago when they were subject to a FIFA transfer ban, giving their youngsters a chance to shine.Germany striker Timo Werner arrives in London having scored 28 times in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig last season, while international team mate Kai Havertz plays like Lampard in his pomp with runs from midfield into the box to score. There is also talk of a new goalkeeper to replace, or at least challenge, Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga whose erratic form contributed to the leakiest defense in the top half of the league last season.Lampard exceeded most people’s expectations in his first campaign as coach at Stamford Bridge by securing a fourth-place finish and the Champions League spot that goes with it.As well as giving a chance to young players from the academy, such as Mason Mount, Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Billy Gilmour, Lampard got United States winger Christian Pulisic to reproduce the moments of magic that Chelsea fans feared had gone when Eden Hazard was sold to Real Madrid.But Lampard was left with a tinge of disappointment as the COVID-19-interrupted season finally drew to a close.His side lost the FA Cup final to London rivals Arsenal and went out of the Champions League 7-1 on aggregate against eventual title winners Bayern Munich.The domestic league table underscored the scale of the challenge ahead – Chelsea finished a yawning 33 points behind champions Liverpool and 15 off second-placed Manchester City.Lampard, the club’s record scorer, knows he must aim higher this term, especially after such a heavy outlay on new players.”It’s Chelsea. We need to be competing for titles,” he said, knowing full well that the club’s demanding owner Roman Abramovich will be similarly impatient for progress. At the other end, England left-back Ben Chilwell and Brazil veteran Thiago Silva, moving from Leicester City and Paris St Germain respectively, should stiffen the defense.Chelsea had already snapped up Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech after he bamboozled the Londoners in last season’s Champions League group stage playing for Ajax Amsterdam.”Chelsea aren’t buying a team, they are buying and building a dynasty, which I think is extraordinarily exciting,” former Blues winger Pat Nevin told the BBC.He stressed the young ages of many of the signings.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal keen on £44m deal for Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti which could see Laurent Koscielny leave club

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 May 2019 8:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Comment Arsenal keen on £44m deal for Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti which could see Laurent Koscielny leave club Samuel Umtiti is expected to leave Barcelona this summer (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny is seriously considering leaving Arsenal as the Gunners are eyeing up a £44m deal for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti.The Frenchman has 12 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates but he’s been discouraged by the lack of progress in negotiations over an extension.The 33-year-old will play his 405th game for the Gunners in their Europa League final clash against Chelsea and he feels a win would be a perfect way to bow out from the club, which he joined in 2010.Bayer Leverkusen are keen on signing the veteran defender and part of Koscielny’s thinking is based on Arsenal’s interest in Umtiti, claim L’Equipe.ADVERTISEMENT Laurent Koscielny has spent nine years at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Umtiti, 25, is out of favour at the Camp Nou and is likely to be sold should Barcelona pull off a move for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Lyon man has a release clause of £450million but the Catalans are willing to listen to offers in the region of £44m for the defender this summer.The report claims Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi is the driving force behind the move and is keen to recruit the defender.Umtiti’s agent recently admitted the defender is thinking about leaving Barcelona and says he will meet with club representatives at the end of the season to discuss a move.‘We will take some thinking time, we will meet with the club at the end of the season,’ said Umtiti’s agent.‘He will also make up his own mind.’MORE: Manchester United reopen talks to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann Advertisementlast_img read more

Dominica hosts second symposium of Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association on Marketing Strategies

first_img Sharing is caring! 26 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Dominica hosts second symposium of Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association on Marketing Strategies by: – July 14, 2011 Share Executive Project Manager, Robert GlassStakeholders within the health and wellness industry gathered at the Fort Young Hotel on Tuesday July, 12th, to participate in the second symposium of the Caribbean Spa and wellness Association on marketing strategies.The two-day symposium will seek to find ways on how best to brand the Caribbean as the world’s largest spa and wellness destination.Dominica was selected to host this regional meeting, following a team effort from the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, the Discover Dominica Authority and the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association Board of Director, Lilian Piper. The symposium which began on Tuesday July 12th, 2011 is expected to culminate on Wednesday July 13th.It will showcase what Dominica has to offer in the health and wellness sector, and will provide guidance on the way forward in enhancing this market while in its infant stage.While delivering the welcome remarks at the official opening ceremony, Chairperson of the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association, Steve Andrews, urged the participants to make full use of this symposium. “I want us to come in here with an open mind for us to discuss this strategy development. I want us to become owners of this document, owners of this event where over the next two (2) days that we are thinking seriously of how we can take an idea or a concept and make it into something unique and interesting for the region. I will stand anywhere and anytime and I believe that the Caribbean is the world’s largest spa. We can make it the world’s largest spa and world destination of choice but we have to become owners of this project. It cannot be a Steve Andrews’ project; it cannot be a Lilian Piper project; it has to be a regional project.”With technical support from Discover Dominica Authority and the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association was able to bring together over forty (40) participants from the private sector, including Cariforum policy makers and international partners from the United Kingdom, Thailand and Germany. Executive Project Manager, Robert Glass, said that there is absolutely no doubt that the health and wellness sector is one of the most promising sectors for future development in the region.“There are lots of synergies. The Caribbean offers a particular climate, music, design, understanding and way of life that all matches with the understanding of what a health and wellness sector would be.”Board member of the Caribbean Export Development Agency and General Manager of Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA), Gregoire Thomas, says Carib Export looks forward to further collaboration with the respective companies and institutions in further formulating functional infrastructure and regulatory frameworks with a view of transforming the Caribbean into the world’s largest spa and wellness destination.“We are also confident that our initiatives will contribute to promote stronger trade, investment cooperation and export development among the Caribbean Spa and Wellness tourism industry and foster greater links among suppliers of wellness products and hotels and spas. In other to take this spa and wellness industry to a higher level, we should also develop best practices via our linkages with leading regions in the world such as Europe, Thailand for which we are happy to receive representatives at this meeting.”The Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association has received US $800,000 in funding to become the leading support organization for health and wellness stakeholders. Research conducted by Carib-Export indicates that the health and wellness sector is growing quickly in the region. This sector generates income not only for the hoteliers and service providers, but also for the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. by Karishma Matthew, Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Fish and Wildlife need volunteers in turkey brood surveying

first_imgStatewide-The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to count wild turkeys and their offspring from July 1 to Aug. 31.Each summer, wildlife biologists and volunteers conduct brood surveys, counting the number of young wild turkeys observed with turkey hens to estimate how many young turkeys live through the summer. Summer brood survival is one of the primary factors influencing wild turkey population trends in various regions of the state and informs wild turkey management.Turkey biologists can’t do it by themselves. So they need help from volunteers to get an accurate count of turkey broods in the state.The goal this summer is to collect 3,000 brood observation reports from citizens across the state, with at least 25 brood observations in each county.To help, please register as a 2019 participant by clicking here. Instructions for the survey and an illustrative guide on how to report observations of wild turkey broods and hens are provided on the website.last_img read more