TAUK Releases New All-Instrumental Album, ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’ [Listen]

first_imgBrooklyn-based instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK released their new album, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, today.  Following up their early-2018 EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct, the 11-track studio effort marks TAUK’s seventh to date. The all-instrumental, yet free-flowing studio effort, meshes elements of hip-hop, rock and roll, and jazz, while incorporating elements of the sci-fi narrative, extraterrestrial life, and artificial intelligence. The band recently released a sci-fi, animated music video, for their single “Recreational Outrage”. Watch TAUK’s animated video below.TAUK – “Recreational Outrage”[Video: TAUK]The album was produced by longtime TAUK cohort and Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Marilyn Manson, Taj Mahal). In contrast to their previous albums like 2016’s Sir Nebula, the foursome skipped the traditional studio environment for Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, instead holing up in a long-abandoned, 100-year-old Long Island home, which drummer Isaac Teel describes as “the Jumanji house meets Addams Family meets Amityville Horror.” You can listen to TAUK’s full album below.TAUK – ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’TAUK heads out on a two-month tour, where they will be joined by Flux Capacitor, Funk You, Dynamo, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Exmag, Kudo Stooge, AMFM and Sun & Rain, McLovins, Kung Fu, and The Motet at various stops. TAUK’s fall tour kicks off with an appearance tomorrow at Meetings of The Minds in Schuylkill Haven, PA, before officially kicking off tour October 4th in Rochester, NY. The four-piece will continue throughout the Northeast with stops in Burlington, VT, New York City, and Harrisburg, PA, before heading south. On October 10th, TAUK plays Lexington, KY’s The Burl, followed by stops in Knoxville, TN, Athens, GA,—including a two-night run at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC—before heading west.Following a stop in New Orleans October 18th, the band will make stops in Houston and Dallas, TX on the 19th and 20th, before working their way up the Pacific Coast. Up next is a run across Phoenix, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley from October 24th-27th, with a special Halloween show at Bend, OR’s Volcanic Theatre Pub on the 31st. The band continues north with stops in Eugene, Seattle, and Portland from November 1st-3rd, before heading back East through the Rockies. Following stops in Missoula, Bozeman, Salt Lake City, Boulder, and Winter Park, CO from November 6th-10th, the band will wrap up tour with five stops in St. Louis, Indianapolis, Lousiville, Cleveland, and Buffalo, November 13th-17th.For more information about the new album or TAUK’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here. TAUK Upcoming Fall Tour DatesSep 29 – Schuylkill Haven, PA – Meetings of the MindsOct 04 – Rochester, NY – The Music Hall @ Funk ‘n Waffles @Oct 05 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot **Oct 06 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre ^^Oct 07 – Harrisburg, PA – Club XL $Oct 10 – Lexington, KY – The Burl #Oct 11 – Knoxville, TN – Concourse @ The International #Oct 12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #Oct 13 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House *Oct 14 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House ^Oct 17 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall #Oct 18 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s #Oct 19 – Houston, TX – The Secret Group #Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #Oct 21 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge #Oct 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Last Exit Live &Oct 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room &Oct 26 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst (Atrium) &Oct 27 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley &Oct 31 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub &Nov 01 – Eugene, OR – Wildcraft Cider Works &Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge &Nov 03 – Portland, OR – Star Theater &Nov 06 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge &Nov 07 – Bozeman, MT – The Filling Station &Nov 08 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room &Nov 09 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre &Nov 10 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern &Nov 13 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House &Nov 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi &Nov 15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall &Nov 16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom &Nov 17 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works &Dec 21 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place ##Dec 28 – Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall @ Lucky Strike Social %Jan 15-Jan 21 – Jam Cruise 17 – Port of Miami, [email protected] w/ Flux Capacitor# w/ Funk You* w/ Dynamo^ w Jonathan Scales Fourchestra& w/ Exmag** w/ Kudu Stooge$ w/ AMFM and Sun & Rain^^ w/ McLovins## w/ Kung Fu% w/ The MotetView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Quarter dogs’ return for midterms week

first_imgSophomore John Hough remembers a time when The Huddle always sold hot dogs for a quarter after midnight. Those times are over, but this week, thanks to the Student Union Board, he can relive them. At the beginning of this school year, The Huddle raised the price of these midnight hot dogs, nicknamed “quarter dogs,” from 25 cents to 33 cents. “There was a lot of drama about it [the price change], and it was something students seemed to care about,” junior Kevin DeLaMontaigne said. Student Union Board (SUB) services programmers DeLaMontaigne and sophomore Jenny Yi arranged to subsidize hot dog prices from Sunday through Thursday and provide students such as Hough an opportunity to pay only one quarter for “quarter dogs” during midterms week. Yi said it was relatively easy to provide this service; it required approval from Huddle Management and a commitment on the part of SUB to pay the difference in price for all hot dogs sold. “We figured there’d be lots of students in LaFortune this week, and this would brighten up their days and give them something to look forward to,” Yi said. DeLaMontaigne said he hoped that by specifically choosing a week when many students have midterm exams, the low-priced hot dogs might serve as a “stress reliever.” Both Yi and DeLaMontaigne were optimistic about the week-long event, and hope to repeat it sometime in the future. When and if this would occur depends in large part on student response. “If people are into it and if the number of hot dogs sold goes up, then it shows people like it,” DeLaMontaigne said. Hough is supportive of the subsidy and was disappointed when the price was raised, he said. He purchased the hot dogs approximately twice per week last year, but Sunday was his first time back after the price increase. Another student taking advantage of the reduced price, sophomore Jessie Bretl, echoed Hough’s sentiments. “A quarter is easy, but who has 33 cents in their pocket?” said Bretl. Adam Hill, The Huddle manager on duty Sunday night, said the price decrease did not seem to yield a greater number of hot dog purchases Sunday night. “The volume is about the same as any other night. There doesn’t seem to be a real difference,” Hill said.last_img read more

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VP Of Skilled Nursing At Heritage Appointed To Nursing Facility Cabinet

first_imgImage by Heritage Ministries.GERRY – Heritage Ministries’ Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations was recently appointed to a regional nursing facility cabinet that advocates for older adults.As a member of the LeadingAge Illinois Nursing Facility Cabinet, Jeremy Rutter will be responsible for helping identify needs of members that he represents and determining how the group can help meet the needs.The cabinet also acts as the governance body that works on the public policy agenda for the member type they represent. Tasks can include determining if a piece of legislation should be supported or opposed by LeadingAge Illinois, determining if LeadingAge Illinois should propose a piece of legislation and helping to write it, and examining regulations and proposing changes.“I am very happy to be able to represent the skilled nursing facility community and serve on this cabinet,” said Rutter. “As the Vice President of Skilled Nursing Operations for Heritage Ministries, my mission is to ensure our elderly are cared for in environments that promote Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living. It is not enough that I do that for my own community, and through legislative and advocacy work with LeadingAge, I hope to extend that to all elderly living in skilled nursing facilities.” Committed to advancing excellence, LeadingAge Illinois advocates quality services, promotes innovative practices and fosters collaboration.LeadingAge Illinois serves the full spectrum of providers including home and community based services, senior housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, supportive living, and skilled nursing/rehabilitation centers. 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)last_img read more

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AEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31

first_imgAEP to close two units at Conesville coal plant on May 31 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):American Electric Power Co. Inc. will shut down units 5 and 6 at its 1,530-MW Conesville coal plant in Coshocton County, Ohio, on May 31, a company spokeswoman confirmed.The units represent 750MW of generating capacity in the PJM Interconnection market.In October 2018, AEP said it notified employees of plans to shut down the plant by May 31, 2020. “There are market conditions that could result in two of the generating units at Conesville (Units 5 and 6) closing as soon as May 2019,” AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry said at the time. On May 13, she said the company had decided to close the units this month. AEP had previously announced that it would close the two units in 2022.McHenry said the company expects the other operating unit at the plant, unit 4, to remain in service until May 2020. This unit has 780 MW of capacity, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data.The plant’s primary sources of coal, according to Market Intelligence data, are the CCU Barb Coal Tipple mine in Coshocton County, Ohio, and Buckingham Mine No. 6 in Perry County, Ohio. CCU Coal and Construction LLC took the mines over from Westmoreland Coal Co. earlier this year.More ($): AEP to retire 750 MW of coal capacity at Conesville plantlast_img read more

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Dominican Army Joins Government Agencies in Fight against Zika-carrying Mosquito

first_imgThe ERD’s preventive work, which is part of the National Campaign for the Fumigation, Counseling, and Breeding Site Removal of the Aedes Aegypti, has been providing invaluable support to the civilian population nationwide. The ERD has complemented the campaign by creating the Epidemiological Sickness Mitigation Unit (UMEE, for its Spanish acronym) to support the Ministry of Public Health. Supporting the civilian population By Dialogo April 13, 2016 The Combat Support and Service Support Brigades are conducting their operations in Villa Mella and Los Guaricanos, with the Third Infantry Brigade focusing on the provinces of San Juan de la Maguana and Elías Piña. The ERD’s Fourth Infantry Brigade is conducting its operations in the provinces of Valverde Mao and Dajabón, while the Fifth Infantry Brigade is working in the provinces of Barahona and Jimaní. A month earlier, in February, the ERD supported the Public Health Ministry’s Brigade during visits to preselected homes where the Army focused on areas where water was stored and the insect incubated, such as tanks, planters, tires, and cisterns. The ERD, which also concentrated on patios, alleys, gardens, roofs, and empty lots, counseled civilians on the dangers of these illnesses, their characteristics, symptoms, and steps to follow if someone is suspected of being infected. Authorities launched the public health campaign on January 25th, when Defense Minister Lieutenant General Máximo W. Muñoz Delgado deployed more than 2,000 Military service members to use new fumigation and cleaning equipment in neighborhoods in Santo Domingo and in other cities nationwide to support the Ministry of Public Health and prevent the diseases from spreading. They supported more than 100 specialized doctors from the Military who had joined the National Campaign for the Fumigation, Counseling, and Breeding Site Removal of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Nearly 6,000 dwellings fumigated During the third week of March, the Army’s Third Infantry Brigade, under the command of General Milton de Jesús Frías Gómez, resumed the fumigation campaign that other ERD units had been working on since January. On March 4th, police and the Public Works Ministry’s Military Commission sprayed 5,888 dwellings in Villa Altagracia as a continuation of the Counter Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya Fumigation Program that supports the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance. “The UMEE is working around the clock and is at the service of the Ministry of Public Health as a way of confronting the Zika and dengue viruses, among other illnesses,” Major General José Eugenio Matos de la Cruz stated. center_img “Their assistance consisted of following orders from the Ministry of Defense. First was the creation, equipping, and training of the Epidemiological Unit, [which] is the size of a platoon – 30 personnel – and organically dependent upon the Humanitarian Rescue Unit. The Epidemiological Unit was created, trained, and sustained with resources from the Army,” Col. De la Cruz explained. “Secondly, the Commanders from senior units responsible for different regions throughout the country identify vulnerable communities and possible infection foci with help from their medical personnel and by coordinating with civil authorities in their operational areas. Thirdly, a team from the unit is sent to conduct the fumigation operations and awareness campaigns for those living in the communities where counter-Zika operations are being held.” Fumigation campaign ongoing The Dominican Republic’s Army (ERD) said it attained excellent results from its cooperative campaign with other government institutions in recent months to fight the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible for spreading the Zika, dengue, and chikingunya viruses throughout the country. The operations centered on the capital of Santo Domingo and its peripheral areas, as well as the provinces of San Cristóbal, Azua, Pedernales, Independencia, Elías Piña, Dajabón, and Montecristi. In January, the First Infantry Brigade was assigned all Military zones, while the Second and Sixth Brigades was deployed to the nearby neighborhoods of Santiago de los Caballeros and San Pedro de Macorís, which are in the provinces of Santiago and San Pedro de Macorís, respectively. They also carried out preventive operations in the provinces of San Juan de la Maguana under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health and in coordination with the Emergency Operations Center. From January 25th until the end of March, the ERD coordinated with Ministry of Public Health, provincial governors, and mayors to conduct epidemiological monitoring throughout the operation. “[It’s been] a great success for us,” Colonel Puro De la Cruz Arias, the ERD’s public relations director, told Diálogo.“The Army provided an immediate and timely response to the alert declared by the Ministry of Public Health and the [orders] of the government through the Armed Forces to execute an urgent program of prevention, mitigation, and response in the presence of the Zika virus in the country.” The Military will maintain its fight against the diseases. “We will continue with the operations under the instructions of the Ministry of Defense regarding the prevention and mitigation [of the spread and impact of Zika] throughout the national territory,” Col. De la Cruz said.last_img read more

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Brentwood Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle in Brentwood over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Matthew Padilla, 24, of Brentwood, was driving a Toyota westbound on Second Avenue when his vehicle struck a man east of Brentwood Road at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead.Third Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8352.last_img

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Millennial CEO charged with fraud

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Prosecutors alleged Wednesday the former president/CEO of the $231 million Valor Federal Credit Union in Scranton, Pa., embezzled $718,000 to pay for credit card bills, college tuition, his spouse’s birthday party and a golf tournament sponsorship.In addition to a fraud charge, Sean E. Jelen, 33, was also charged with attempted fraud for trying to steal an additional $1.1 million by creating a forged severance contract before he was fired by the board of directors in August 2015.What’s more, about five months prior to his termination, Jelen allegedly rigged Valor’s board of directors’ election by electing an individual only identified in court documents as R.T. But Jelen did this without R.T.’s knowledge. continue reading »last_img read more

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Oral arguments in CU’s ADA case conclude; NAFCU awaits decision

first_img continue reading » Oral arguments concluded Tuesday in the case against the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union (DOLFCU) regarding unclear website accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). NAFCU attended the arguments, held by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; NAFCU has also filed an amicus brief in support of the credit union in this case, and also stood by DOLFCU during its first hearing earlier this year.“NAFCU and our member credit unions are awaiting a decision at the appellate level, which could set a heavier precedent than those we’ve already seen from lower court cases,” said Carrie Hunt, NAFCU’s executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel. “Credit unions strongly support ADA protections, but they have been targeted by meritless lawsuits because of unclear guidance on website applicability standards.”Hunt and Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere attended Tuesday’s arguments, in which the panel of judges was engaged and well versed on the issue. NAFCU expects a decision to be issued in the upcoming month; the association will keep credit unions updated. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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United Kingdom has 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus

first_imgThe new coronavirus which emerged in Wuhan, China, in December has infected tens of thousands of people.The virus – which causes a disease now called COVID-19 – is transmitted from person to person via droplets when an infected person breathes out, coughs or sneezes. It can also spread via contaminated surfaces such as door handles or railings.Mainland China – where the virus originated late last year – reported 327 new cases, the lowest since Jan. 23, taking its tally to more than 78,800 cases with almost 2,800 deaths.Beyond China, about 70 people have died so far due to the virus. Topics : The United Kingdom now has 19 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus after Wales identified its first case and two new cases were found in England, health authorities said on Friday.”The total number of UK cases is 19,” the health ministry said.Britain reported its first confirmed coronavirus case on Jan. 31.last_img read more

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