Sharis in Orchards attains special niche as place to gather

first_imgIt didn’t take long for a post-show Shari’s stop to become a tradition for the Heritage High School drama department.It began during the 2005-2006 school year, when cast and crew members met friends and family to unwind at the Shari’s restaurant in Orchards after the department’s production of “Oklahoma.”That first outing drew about 40 people. “We’d be all across the restaurant,” said Chrissy Lewis, who was a freshman at the time. “There would be people all around the entire circle of the restaurant, and people would have to walk around the restaurant to talk to each other.”Lewis, 20, knew it would be the first of many gatherings. “It was so fun, and we were like, ‘We have to do this next week,’” she said. “It became this unspoken tradition. We always went to Shari’s afterward.”A sense of community had formed over mozzarella sticks, pie and milkshakes.But the genesis of the tradition wasn’t the food. Early on, it was all about convenience. “At first, it was just because it was probably the only thing that was open 24 hours that was big enough to hold a whole bunch of people,“ Lewis said. “And it was really close — right next to the school.”Shari’s is one of the few sit-down restaurants open late enough to accommodate restless 21-and-younger crowds in Clark County. The family-style restaurant dishes up breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert at all hours of night, and it’s gained traction with high-school students as a late-night gathering spot where friendships are formed and inside jokes are created.last_img read more

Army sergeant to be charged in Afghan killings

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to be told Friday he faces 17 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, along with other charges, in connection with a shooting rampage in two southern Afghanistan villages that shocked Americans back home and further roiled U.S.-Afghan relations.The charges come almost two weeks after the massacre in which Bales allegedly left his base in the early morning hours and shot Afghans, including women and nine children, while they slept in their beds, then burned some of the bodies.Bales will be read the charges on Friday at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he has been held since being flown from Afghanistan last week, a U.S. official said.Bales’ civilian attorney, John Henry Browne, said Friday without commenting on the specific charges that he believes the government will have a hard time proving its case and that at some stage in the prosecution his client’s mental state will be an important issue.In addition to murder and attempted murder, the charges will include six counts of aggravated assault as well as a number of other violations of military law, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the charges before they were announced.last_img read more

Classiccar club still rolling

first_img After six decades of hot-rodding, the Slo Poks car club of Vancouver is alive and still revving their engines.With some 60 classic cars and hot rods on the 5-acre Felida spread of Joe Nye, club members Sunday celebrated the club’s 60th anniversary. About 200 people attended.“In the beginning, it was a race club. Strictly a speed club,” said member Chester Jennings, 75, who joined in 1956.He was driving a 1955 Oldsmobile “88 with factory stick” in those days. He recalls going to races around the area.“We went to Shelton, Dallesport, Madras, (Ore.), Aurora, (Ore.),” to race, he said.The National Hot Rod Association was in its infancy and the Slo Poks “were in their point system,” said Ken Moore of Vancouver, who joined the club in 1952. He was driving a 1937 Chevrolet then. Those original members were Vancouver High School kids who hung out at the Spic-N-Span burger joint.Why the name Slo Poks?Moore said lots of the boys liked to drive fast and decided, “we needed to tone that down” when naming the club.Today, the club has 121 members and meets Friday nights to socialize. They call those get-togethers “alleys” because the first meetings were in an alley behind a muffler shop in Hazel Dell, said longtime member Bob “The Reverend” Synoground.When he joined in 1975, Synoground was driving a 1940 Ford Coupe.“It belongs to another guy now, and it’s still in the club,” he said.Synoground said club members have cars worth $3,000 to more than $100,000.“It’s just the camaraderie,” Synoground said of the success of the club. “We’ve got millionaires and we’ve got working guys. … If you need to know something, or need a part, somebody will say, ‘Hey, my brother-in-law has one of those.’“The younger guys coming into the club, they respect us. We’ve got a lot of history behind us.”So much history, in fact, that Don Pennington, 69, has written “The Brotherhood of Speed — History of the Slo Poks Hot Rod Club.” It has 440 pages with 900 photographs and will sell for $25 when it is released in about a month, Pennington said. The Slo Poks emblem was created in 1952 by Roger Porter, still a member of the club.last_img read more

Pope to bishops Be creative about families needs

first_imgVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has called for a creative, humble approach as the Vatican ponders why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception, pre-marital sex and divorce.A Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday opened a two-week meeting of 200 cardinals and bishops from around the world, who know that many in their flock, despite considering themselves Catholic, defy church teaching on sexual matters. The most contentious issues include bans on artificial birth control and on Communion for divorced faithful who remarry. The Catholic church considers divorced Catholics who remarry to be living in sin. It says those Catholics can only receive Communion by abstaining from sex with their new spouses.Feedback from a survey Francis had his bishops give last year confirmed the gap between pastors and parishioners on sexual matters.Without elaborating, Francis lamented that ”pastors lay intolerable burdens on the shoulders of others.” His homily Sunday spelled out the spirit he wants church leaders to bring to the synod, as the meeting is called. ”Synod gatherings are not meant to discuss beautiful and clever ideas, or to see who is more intelligent,” Francis said. Rather, it’s an opportunity to ”work generously with authentic freedom and humble creativity.”last_img read more

98 of FTSE 350 organisations offer defined contribution pension schemes to new

first_imgThe majority (98%) of FTSE 350 organisations offer a defined contribution (DC) pension scheme to new employees, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its FTSE 350 defined contribution pension scheme survey 2017, which is based on analysis of surveys and public data relating to the pension schemes offered by 97 organisations in the FTSE 100 and 259 organisations in the FTSE 350, also found that the median annual combined employee and employer contribution into DC pension schemes among FTSE 100 organisations is £18 million in 2017, compared to £5 million in 2009.The research also found:79% of FTSE 350 organisations have a flat rate DC contribution structure, where the same contribution design is in place for all staff. Of the 79% that have a flat rate contribution structure, 64% have some element of employer-employee contribution matching in place.37% of FTSE 100 organisations have closed their defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to future accrual, compared to 29% in 2015.42% of FTSE 250 organisations have closed their DB schemes to future accrual, compared to 37% in 2015.54% of FTSE 100 organisations continue to offer a DB pension arrangement to existing members, compared to 84% in 2009.27% of FTSE 250 organisations offer a DB scheme to existing members.88% of FTSE 350 organisations that have a contract-based pension scheme default employees to the minimum contribution rate, compared to 94% with a trust-based pension arrangement.15% of FTSE 350 organisations have a master trust pension arrangement, compared to 8% in 2015.29% of organisations that have a contract-based scheme plan to review their members’ at-retirement options in 2017, and 12% are considering doing so in 2018.26% of organisations with a trust-based scheme plan to review their members’ at-retirement options in 2017, and 5% intend to do so in 2018.Richard Sweetman (pictured), senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson, said: “The impression we get from compiling this major survey is that the UK’s biggest employers are broadly happy with the scale of their commitment to DC pensions. However, we also see an appetite to look at ways of making arrangements work better, particularly in identifying the best vehicle for delivering DC, as seen in the emergence of master trusts; restructuring contributions to allow wider savings options; improving investment strategies; and introducing enhanced member information and support around adequacy and retirement options.“While the ongoing cost of DB will remain a major issue for employers, this survey provides hard evidence of the speed with which DC provision is establishing a dominant role in the UK pensions landscape.”last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Elsevier hosts wellbeing day for 700 Oxfordbased staff

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Information analytics organisation Elsevier has hosted a wellbeing day for 700 Oxford-based employees as part of its global health and wellbeing initiative, MindLife.The inaugural wellbeing day, held in July 2019, aimed to promote the overall health and wellbeing of employees working at Elsevier’s Oxford operating site.The wellbeing day enabled staff to participate in health checks, creative workshops and fitness classes. Former Olympic athlete and gold medalist Sally Gunnell OBE was also in attendance, presenting a keynote session that discussed the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle as well as sharing her top tips on building resilience.In addition, Gunnell officially opened Elsevier’s new wellbeing room, a dedicated space designed to empower employees to prioritise their wellness and take time away from their work. The wellbeing day was communicated to staff via internal emails and on-site posters.The organisation’s global MindLife programme features five key pillars that aim to support the wellbeing of Elsevier’s 7,500-strong worldwide workforce; these include energising the body, nurturing the mind, career development, balancing lifestyle and working to protect the community. The pillars strive to address the employer’s commitment to its staff as well as to its social responsibilities.Moving forwards into 2019, the MindLife programme will adopt a financial wellbeing and mental health focus; Elsevier has trained 16 mental health first aiders in June 2019 to kickstart this activity. The organisation seeks to provide staff with the tools and techniques to optimise their energy and productivity at work.Simon Helliwell, executive vice president, HR, at Elsevier, said: “Elsevier cares about the health and wellbeing of employees, both at home and at work, and takes seriously its responsibility as an employer.“The launch of our new global wellbeing programme, MindLife, is a positive step to highlight the support available across our [organisation]. By launching MindLife, we will be raising awareness of the many different approaches our employees can take to support a [healthy] body and mind.”last_img read more

MDPD 6 people killed in bridge collapse near FIU recovery efforts underway

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The death toll in a pedestrian bridge collapse near Florida International University has risen to six people, according to Miami-Dade Police.Search and rescue efforts went late into the night Thursday, as crews held out hope, looking and listening for signs of life. However officials have now began their recovery efforts. “None have been removed as of yet,” said MDPD Detective Alberto Zabaleta, “again only the six that we’ve been able to confirm are the only ones that we’ve been able to reach out to. However, they’re saying ‘at least’, because there is a possibility, the sad possibility, that under the concrete there may be additional vehicles.”Ten other victims were removed and transported to area hospitals. None of the victims have been identified at this point.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to reports of the bridge collapse at approximately 1:30 p.m., Thursday. Video posted to Twitter showed the bridge on top of several cars on Southwest Eighth Street near 109th Avenue, as police first responded to the scene. THE FIU BRIDGE COLLAPSED OH MY GOD— Gabriela Collazo (@GabrielaRose12) March 15, 2018MDFR Division Chief Paul Estopinan said, “Our units responded to find eight trapped vehicles under the bridge.” Continuing to monitor the heartbreaking bridge collapse at FIU – so tragic. Many brave First Responders rushed in to save lives. Thank you for your courage. Praying this evening for all who are affected.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2018 Just after 5:45 p.m., heavy-lifting cranes arrived to assist with the search and rescue.Estopinan said MDFR has scores of technical rescue personnel on the scene. “We have over 100 technically trained TRT, technical rescue specialist and our urban search and rescue team working on the bridge to find viable victims,” he said.More than 100 firefighters, police officers and paramedics rushed to help, despite the danger.“I saw several construction workers on the top of the bridge that were very badly injured,” said Sweetwater Police Sgt. Jenna Mendez. “I climbed up, and we had two that were unconscious — one that had a major laceration to his head, and one that was not breathing … I was doing chest compressions with one arm, trying to pull him onto the board just so he would survive, and, supposedly, rescue told us he has made it.”One man at the scene, identified as Mario, said his friend was walking underneath the bridge the moment it collapsed. “My childhood friend, he was crossing as the bridge was coming down, and it hit him,” the man said in tears. “He was rushed to the hospital. I don’t know. I’m just so worried.”The man said he is unsure if his friend is OK.Another witness, Giovanni Hernandez, described the collapse. “Like an explosion. It was loud. It sounded like a bomb, like multiple bombs in one. It was terrible,” he said. “It was super loud. It sounded like the world was ending, and when you look back, all you see is the bridge on the floor. It was awful.” At first, many people nearby didn’t realize what had happened.“We were at my friend’s house when we heard it fall, but we didn’t know what it was,” said student Stephanie Ayerdi, “and then we started walking to where all the ambulances were ’cause we saw helicopters, and then we saw that it had fallen.”“I saw the black car first, and there was a young lady in pink, and she got out, and she was screaming,” said a witness. “I think someone must have been in the back of her car.”Some people driving through the area helped others get to safety.“I ran to see if they needed help, and I saw cops carrying people and people injured,” said a man, “and then when I looked closely, it was cars are just squished.”People who pass under the bridge on a daily basis were in disbelief.“I was shocked. That was the last thing I would expect to happen,” said witness Jessica Castillo. “I pass under there every single day, mostly when I get off the turnpike right there, I always get caught in the red light under the bridge. So to think that that happened to people is just crazy.” “There will clearly be an investigation to find out exactly what happened, and why this happened,” said Scott at a press conference after he was debriefed. “We will hold anybody accountable if anybody has done anything wrong. But the most important thing we can do now is pray for the individuals that ended up in the hospital for their full recovery.”Sen. Marco Rubio also spoke at the press conference. “These people that are doing these engineering studies will tell us what went wrong,” said Rubio, “and that won’t provide any comfort to the families who lost a loved one, but it will prevent something like this from ever happening again.”FIGG Engineering, the company that designed the bridge, said this is the first time something like this has happened in their company’s history.“We are stunned by today’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was under construction over Southwest Eighth Street in Miami,” the company said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies are with all those affected by this accident. We will fully cooperate with every appropriate authority in reviewing what happened and why.”President Trump tweeted about the incident.center_img “I’m traumatized ’cause we were in the light, we turned a left, and that’s when it happened, when we were around here,” said witness Rosa Gonzalez. “I start crying and crying ’cause there’s people there — it could be our family, it could be … it’s human.”The main part of the 174-foot span was assembled at the side of the road while support towers were built at either end. The 950-ton bridge was meant to connect the City of Sweetwater directly with FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus and help people get across Eighth Street safely.“Students have been killed crossing the road, so they were trying to prevent stuff by putting up the bridge,” said one student. “You can’t really expect for something like this to happen, and I think that’s all that it is. Everyone was trying to do their best part, and it was really a bold move for FIU.”“The fact that they were putting this bridge up, it gave me and gave my friends and classmates so much hope that, you know, we weren’t gonna have to deal with this mess anymore of having our lives threatened every time we wanna cross a street,” said witness Corinne Frankel, “and now that this happened, it’s just such a tragic setback.”According to FIU police, family reunification will be at the FIU Student Academic Success Center. Pedestrians entering the campus should come in through the entrance at Southwest 107th Avenue and 16th Street. For more information on reuniting with family members at FIU, call 305-348-3481.The university released a statement in response to the collapse, which reads, “We are shocked and saddened about the tragic events unfolding at the FIU-Sweetwater pedestrian bridge. At this time we are still involved in rescue efforts and gathering information. We are working closely with authorities and first responders on the scene. We will share updates as we have them.” The National Transportation Safety Board have a team on scene investigating the incident.Southwest Eighth Street between 107th Avenue and 117th Avenue will remain shutdown indefinitely as crews work on the clean up and recovery efforts.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. — FIU (@FIU) March 15, 2018FIU President Mark Rosenberg confirmed that a stress test was performed on the bridge before it collapsed. It remains unknown whether the stress test had anything to do with the bridge’s collapse.“This bridge was about goodness, not sadness,” said Rosenberg. “Now we’re feeling immense sadness.”The company constructing the bridge, Munilla Construction Management, also issued a statement on Facebook.“Our family’s thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. The new UniversityCity Bridge, which was under construction, experienced a catastrophic collapse causing injuries and loss of life. MCM is a family business and we are all devastated and doing everything we can to assist. We will conduct a full investigation to determine exactly what went wrong and will cooperate with investigators on scene in every way.Gov. Rick Scott also said he is following the situation. “I have spoken with Miami-Dade County Police Chief Juan Perez about the pedestrian bridge collapse at FIU,” he wrote in a tweet. “I will be in constant communication with law enforcement throughout the day.”Scott also visited FIU Thursday evening to be debriefed by law enforcement. last_img read more

Crews work to retrieve car from NE MiamiDade canal

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews are working to retrieve a car from a Northeast Miami-Dade canal Tuesday morning.7Skyforce flew over the scene, along Northeast 157th Street and Sixth Avenue, where the car can be seen partly submerged with the lights still on.The driver was pulled out of the water. Paramedics could be seen treating two women at the edge of the canal. However, it is unknown if the second woman was a passenger in the vehicle.Gasoline has spilled into the waterway.Traffic in the area is not being affected.Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Veterans prepare for Soldier Ride with bike fitting in Aventura

first_imgAVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) – – Several veterans are gathering for a healing ride throughout South Florida thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.Participants had a bike fitting in Aventura ahead of the event, Wednesday.Veterans were outfitted with cycling equipment to ride as one on Thursday.“It’s more than just a bike ride, so it’s three days of cycling, events, Jungle Island, Joe Stone Crab, Dolphin Research Center,” said Nick Kraus, founder of the ride, “and the support we get here in South Florida — I can’t say enough about it. It’s unbelievable. It’s fantastic.”Soldier Ride is a multi-day program that pushes people physically and mentally.The ride will start on Thursday in Miami Beach and will wrap up on Saturday in Key West with a big celebration.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Car ignites after crashing into tree in Cutler Bay no injuries

first_imgCUTLER BAY, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the aid of a driver who lost control and hit a tree to avoid a hitting dog in Cutler Bay, causing the vehicle to burst into flames.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Southwest 99th Avenue and Montego Bay Drive, at around 3 a.m., Saturday.When crews arrived, they found a blue Hyundai Veloster that had caught fire after hitting a tree.Officials said the driver lost control of the car trying to avoid colliding with a dog that was crossing the street.There were no reported injuries.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Witnesses restrain man throwing rocks through vehicle windows

first_imgMoncada is being held on a bond of $100,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LOS ANGELES (WSVN) — A shirtless man was caught on camera throwing rocks through the windows of cars passing by him in Los Angeles before pedestrians took matters into their own hands.Bystander video provided to KTLA showed the man standing in the road and throwing rocks through the windows of cars driving down the street.The man could be seen shattering several windows and even turning his attention to two public buses, even getting on one of them.According to KTLA, the driver of the bus evacuated the vehicle before getting off the bus. The man then tried to take the bus before he struck another vehicle soon after and bystanders dragged him out of the bus and onto the sidewalk.Video then showed the group restraining the man and tying him up with zip ties.The group was successfully able to restrain the man until police arrived.The man, identified as 32-year-old Emmanuel Moncada, was arrested and charged with attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon. last_img read more

KPBSD Contract Negotiations Postponed Due To Possible Threat To Staff

first_imgKPBSD Superintendent John O’Brien: “The safety of our employees was the very first consideration in canceling this evenings session. This is still an ongoing investigation so I cannot discuss the details or particulars. The associations were informed that we will contact them tomorrow to discuss next steps.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Ongoing contract negotiations scheduled for Wednesday were postponed after a number of threats were made to the National Education Association’s office in Anchorage. The phone number was registered to the Seward area. Both the Anchorage Police Department, and Alaska State Troopers are investigating the threats made. This is a developing story- additional details will be posted as they are made available. In a statement from the school district: “This afternoon three calls were made threatening the National Education Association’s office in Anchorage. The phone number was a Kenai Peninsula phone number. The evening’s bargaining session scheduled at Soldotna High School for September 11th was canceled out of concern for safety and protocol. This is still an ongoing investigation so we cannot discuss details.” The District and Associations will discuss next steps in the near future on moving forward with the next bargaining session, according to the release from KPBSD. The district has been in negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association. The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike would take place on September 16 at the earliest.last_img read more

At ThreeYear Mark Air Force Partnership Program Reaches over 50 Installations

first_imgThree years after it was launched the Air Force Community Partnership Program is active at 51 installations and host communities, helping partners reduce operating costs for installation services, improve mission support and achieve other mutual goals.Installations and their neighboring communities have struck partnerships in a wide variety of areas, including medical services, emergency response, grounds maintenance, shared use firing ranges, joint fire/police training and installation services. Since October 2012, the program has generated more than 1,000 proposed initiatives with a potential benefit of about $160 million over the next five years, reported Air Force Public Affairs.“Partnering starts with committed Air Force and community leaders,” said Steve Zander, the effort’s program director. “The greatest results are achieved when installation and community leaders embrace the concept of partnering and use the Air Force’s well-structured process as a means to achieve mutual value and benefit,” Zander said.Examples of installation-community partnerships under way include:Robins AFB, Ga. — military doctors and dentists now receive renewal certification training at local hospitals, eliminating the need for personnel to travel to other locations and saving more than $434,000 for the Air Force and up to $2 million for the community;Ellsworth AFB, S.D. — the base leased underutilized facilities to a health care management firm, generating income equal to $635,000 in June 2015, creating jobs in western South Dakota and providing access to base services for the firm’s employees;Tyndall AFB, Fla. — leadership recently signed a one-year lease at a local medical center, allowing the 325th Medical Group to provide primarily pediatric and minute clinic-type care to patients at the center two days per week;Hill AFB, Utah — officials established a satellite pharmacy in underutilized space at the new base exchange, increasing the number of prescriptions filled, recapturing workload from the retail network pharmacies, and increasing foot traffic and sales at the exchange; over the past 13 months, the satellite pharmacy saved DOD an estimated $3.1 million in prescription costs; andHill AFB, Utah — the community contributed to the cost of operating open house and air show events at the base, supplying $548,000 in donated services to the Air Force and generating a $15 million economic impact for the community during the events. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Robins AFB Local Health Care Providers Look for Opportunities to Share Training

first_imgOfficials at Robins Air Force Base and community health care providers are exploring partnerships to provide training physicians, nurses and other primary care practitioners need to obtain continuing medical education credits.“The training requirement to keep our practitioners clinically current and competent is no different than the requirements for our pilots. The 78th MDG [Medical Group] simply cannot afford to keep doing business as it always has, and this is one way that we see a beneficial solution for the base and community,” said Col. Shari Silverman, commander of the 78th Medical Group.The installation, located in Middle Georgia, and community health care providers are hoping to cut travel costs by offering required training locally, reported Robins Public Affairs.With the same objective in mind, the 78th Dental Squadron last year hosted a dental conference that included continuing education training.“The conference not only builds local civilian-military dental professional alliances, it also gives regional dental military professionals the ability to get continuing education credits for the cost of essentially gas,” said Lt. Col. Rene Saenz, commander of the 78th Dental Squadron.Representatives from the 78th Civil Engineer Group and city and county offices also discussed the potential to collaborate on training opportunities at a meeting last month. In addition, the group looked at ways to partner with Houston County on paving projects.“The benefits for the training would be a cost savings by sharing the costs between us,” said Becky McCoy, 78th Civil Engineering Squadron director.Robins and the community have been forging partnerships for the past three years under the Air Force Community Partnership Program, according to the story. To date, the two have reached 100 agreements covering services such as fire protection, law enforcement, work study internships and youth recreation. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Chuck Berry The Beatles More To Have Instruments On Display At The

first_img Facebook Chuck Berry, The Beatles & More To Have Instruments On Display At The Met Museum Several guitars will be featured, including the “main guitar” Berry used from 1957 to 1963, Eric Clapton’s “Blackie,” Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein” and St. Vincent’s 2015 guitar. Drum fans will be able to catch The Who’s Keith Moon’s “Pictures Of Lily” drum set. Other instruments include Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson’s Moog synthesizer and Hammond organ. The collection will also include vintage posters, stage costumes and historic videos, the magazine stated.The instruments hail from 70 private and public collection from the United States and United Kingdom to explore the genre and the instruments that brought it to life. You can catch it at the Met museum from April 8to October 1, 2019 before it moves to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland Ohio in November 2019. Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 21, 2018 – 2:27 pm St. Vincent: Magic Moments Making ‘Masseduction’ Email Keith Richards On Rolling Stones U.S. Tour: “Feels Like We’re Coming Home” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chuck Berry: ‘Long live rock and roll!’ Met Will House Major Rock Instrument Exhibition chuck-berry-beatles-more-have-instruments-display-met-museum Over 130 instruments spanning 1939 to 2017 from GRAMMY-winning musicians will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2019Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 20, 2018 – 2:00 pm New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will be the home of the first major art museum exhibition to feature rock and roll instruments, including those from the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, starting April 8, 2019.On Nov. 20, Rolling Stone announced the upcoming exhibition called “Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock & Roll” on behalf of the museum. It will bring more than 130 instruments used between 1939 and 2017 by many musicians including GRAMMY winners and nominees like Elvis Presley, Metallica, St. Vincent and the Rolling Stones, plus other greats, like Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Chuck Berry, all under one roof. News last_img read more

Explosions In The Sky Announce 20th Anniversary Tour

first_img Facebook Explosions In The Sky Reveal 20th Anniversary Tour explosions-sky-announce-20th-anniversary-tour News Explosions In The Sky Announce 20th Anniversary Tour The post-rock greats will begin their U.S. tour dates on Sept. 11 in Mesa, ArizJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 15, 2019 – 5:37 pm Post-rock greats Explosions In The Sky have announced that their first tour in some time will be in celebration of their 20th anniversary. “Hi everyone, our band turns 20 years old this year and to celebrate we’re playing some shows this Fall,” the instrumental band tweeted. “We hope to see some of you out there. And thanks so much for sticking with us for so long. We truly appreciate it.” Email Twitter EITS will begin their U.S. tour dates after dates in Asia on Sept. 11 in Mesa, Ariz. The band will stop in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Detroit and more before closing out their tour in Oklahoma City on Oct. 24.The Texas band, known for their epic instrumental indie rock and emotional live shows, have released seven studio albums and contributed to movie soundtracks, including 2004’s Friday Night Lights.  The band has been celebrating past releases on social media, including the anniversary of 2007’s All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone, and their latest album, The Wilderness, which came out in 2016. Presale tickets will be available April 16 at 10 a.m. local time. For more information, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

OBITUARY Donna M Lautz 72

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Donna M. Lautz, age 72, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on April 20, 2019 at Windsor Place.Donna was born on July 17, 1946 in Worcester, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late William J. and Lois M. (Hamilton) Lautz. Donna lived in Wakefield for a few years before moving to Wilmington with her family in 1955. She was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools.Donna went to Mansfield Beauty Academy in Boston, where she earned her cosmetology certificate in 1963. Following graduation, Donna went to work for Zayre’s in the Wig Department; a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She was very creative and had a knack for helping her customers with the right style.Donna’s father passed away at a very young age. Donna left her job at Zayre’s to help her mother with her brother and sister at home. She loved to spend time with them and create fun adventures. Donna took the kids camping in North Conway for entire summers and skiing in the White Mountains during the winter. With Donna’s help, the neighborhood kids started a singing group called “The Moppets”. They had so many fun memories of their singing group and were once featured in the Town Crier.Donna started to take care of other children during the day; she would go to the childrens’ homes to take care of them while their parents worked. After a short time, Donna decided to open her own home daycare. Donna did many activities with the kids during the day and even had a swimming pool, where she taught all her daycare kids how to swim. She took care of many children for over forty years and loved every minute of it.Donna was very loving, caring and devoted to her family. She helped her mother in her later years; she took her to her appointments and made sure her mother was very well cared for. Donna was very reliable and could pretty much fix anything that needed repair.Donna was the dear sister of Karen R. Farrell & her husband Thomas, III of Yorktown Heights, NY, Leanne Cummings & her husband Jeffrey of Sterling, VA, Robert W. Lautz & his wife Suzanne of Jay, Maine, loving aunt of Kaileen Farrell, Nicole Hidalgo & her husband Cameron, Amanda Cummings, Lauren Sennett & her husband John, Randy Lautz & Anne Maheux, Jaclyn Clausen & her husband Alex, great-aunt of Vivian, Aveleen, Wyatt and Violette. Donna is also survived by many loving cousins, friends, and former daycare kids.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, April 26th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Donna’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Donna M. Lautz(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Brandon M. Long, 27In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Susan A. (McNeil) Roy, 49In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Amazon is making Alexaenabled earbuds to take on AirPods

first_img See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple AirPods 2019 Amazon See It Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) 0 $144 See It Best Buy Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Share your voice $159 See It Tagscenter_img • $144 reading • Amazon is making Alexa-enabled earbuds to take on Apple AirPods, report says Apple Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Amazon may release a competitor to Apple’s AirPods.  Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon is reportedly gearing up to take on Apple’s AirPods. The e-commerce giant is working on wireless earbuds with built-in access to Alexa, according to a Thursday report by Bloomberg. The earbuds, which would resemble AirPods and include similar features, could reportedly come as soon as the second half of this year. Amazon’s team is working to create better sound quality in the company’s earbuds, the report said. Wearers will be able to use voice commands to order products, listen to music, check the weather and find other information, Bloomberg said. Saying “Alexa” will call up the digital assistant, and the earbuds will reportedly also feature physical gesture controls, like tapping to answer or end calls and to change songs.Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The e-tailer has dabbled in mobile hardware before with its Fire Phone, which was a major flop. This could be an opportunity for the company to take Alexa, which is available in some cars, beyond homes on a larger scale. The earbuds reportedly won’t come with cellular connectivity, so you’d have to pair them with your phone. They’ll come in a case that also serves as a charger, according to Bloomberg, and could come in black and gray. Apple launched its second-generation AirPods last month, starting at $159. They boast longer battery life, wireless charging and Siri compatibility. Beats, owned by the iPhone maker, plans to announce its own completely wireless PowerBeats headphones this month.  Post a comment $144 Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements Mobile Accessories Amazon Applelast_img read more

Elizabeth Warren wants answers from FCCs Ajit Pai

first_img Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Elizabeth Warren on tech 7:49 Warren and Jayapal have also asked for any communications between Pai or an FCC member and any members of the panel since Pai became chair.The senator has been targeting technology issues in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election: Warren’s presidential platform includes a call to break up tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple because they have too much power over the economy, society and democracy.Last month, she also asked Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to remove himself from heading up the antitrust investigation into Google and Apple, arguing his previous work as a lobbyist on behalf of the two tech giants makes for a conflict of interest. The US Department of Justice is investigating Silicon Valley’s tech juggernauts over whether they’re engaging in “anticompetitive conduct.”  Preview • Get a workout in while watching the game with the Tao Chair Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Elizabeth Warren wants DOJ antitrust chief removed from Google, Apple investigation Who dominated the first Democratic debate on Twitter? Warren, Trump Elizabeth Warren tech breakup billboard hits San Francisco 13 Photos Share your voice Tao Chair 5 Comments FCC Now playing: Watch this: Tags Angela Lang/CNET A panel that provides policy advice to the Federal Communications Commission is “stacked with corporate insiders,” Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Monday. She cited a blog post by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), which showed more than half of all Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) members are direct employees of private companies or of industry trade groups.This could lead to allegations that rather than working for American consumers, the FCC is working for “giant telecom companies”, Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, tweeted Monday.”This is the definition of corruption: industry members writing the rules to benefit themselves & their rich friends,” she added in another tweet. Sen. Warren has called on FCC Chair Ajit Pai to “explain the extent to which CSRIC may be corrupted by corporate influence.”POGO FCC panel members POGO POGO’s analysis of membership looked at the affiliations of the 183 people who have served on the council since 2011.”In total, 124 members — over 67 percent — represented industry,” POGO said. “And that figure is likely conservative because it does not take into account that some groups our methodology categorized as representing civil society or academia receive substantial financial funding from industry.”A letter from Warren and Rep. Pramila Jayapal dated June 27, spotted earlier by The Hill, asks for information from Pai on whether the panel is “inappropriately dominated by industry (pdf) insiders.””The industry-dominated personnel on the panel have recommended policies that are directly in line with the wishes of the companies from which their members are drawn,” the letter says, adding that POGO says a lack of expertise among FCC members means they rely increasingly on the panel’s recommendations.The FCC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Mobile Politicslast_img read more