Jon Stickley Trio Premieres New Single “Blackburn Brothers” In Support Of Kickstarter For New Album

first_imgIt’s been a whirlwind year for the Jon Stickley Trio! On the tail of their 2015 fan funded and independent release, Lost at Last, the band has just released a brand new 5-song EP, Triangular, and a Kickstarter campaign to help them head back into Echo Mountain Recording Studios with Producer Dave King (Of The Bad Plus). King also produced Lost At Last last year.With the success of Lost At Last, it’s no surprise that the band is so excited to get their new music out to the people. Music from Lost At Last was played worldwide, and the band was able to perform at over 100 festivals and venues across the country in support of it. The group continues to find new followers, and with both the new Triangular album and the future unnamed project, the music will only propel them forward!Stickley and his band are eager to head into the studio in December to record this new full length album, but they need our help. The band launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday that will run through 11/11, with a fundraising goal of $28,000. The band says, “We’ve set our goal at $28,000, which is substantially less than what the realistic costs add up to, because we understand that this is a group effort, and we are a part of that group!”Anyone that donates $5 or more toward the new full length album will get one song from Triangular as an immediate download. The track is called “Blackburn Brothers” and it is a funky trio version of a tune Stickley originally wrote with his brother Jeff while down at the Carolina coast. It features expressive solos by Stickley and Lyndsay Pruett, syncing up with their signature, on point unison melody playing at the end. The song also highlights a danceable, somewhat-Latin drum beat.We’re excited to host the premiere of “Blackburn Brothers,” which you can stream below! You can also download the track with a $5 donation on the Kickstarter page, and download the full Triangular EP with a $10 donation.The full Kickstarter funds will go towards the recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing of the new album, as well as promotion in print and radio. Stickley says, “This was such a huge part of the success of Lost at Last and since we didn’t plan for it last time, we added it in this time around.” They’ve also budgeted in album art, photos and graphic designs that will all be a part of the new album as well.Don’t miss an opportunity to bring this album to life by showing your support! You can also catch the band on the road, with tour dates running throughout the end of 2016. For more information, you can head to the Trio’s website.Jon Stickley Trio On Tour 201610/14 Fri – PLC Land Jam – Carolina Theatre – Greensboro, NC*10/15-16 Sat-Sun – Suwannee Roots Revival – Live Oak, FL10/17 Mon – Beaches Museum History Park Chapel – Jacksonville, Fl10/20 Thu – NC State Fair – Raleigh, NC10/21 Fri – House Concert – Durham, NC10/22 – Cat’s Cradle- Carrboro, NC11/2 Wed – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL11/3 Thu – The Ale & The Witch – St. Petersburg, FL11/4 Fri – Fogarty Community Media and Arts Center – Sarasota, FL11/5 Sat – Arts Garage – Delray Beach, FL11/9 Wed – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL11/10 Thu – Terra Fermata – Stuart, FL11/11 Fri – Point Ybel Brewing – Fort Myers, FL11/12 Sat – The Funky Buddha – Boca Raton, FL11/13 Sun – Fifth and Thomas Kitchen – Tallahassee, FL12/7 Wed – WDVX Tennessee Shines @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel – Knoxville, TN12/30 Fri – The National – Richmond, VA ^12/31 Sat – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC #* w. Ricky Skaggs^ w. The Infamous Stringdusters# w. The Honeycutters[Photo via Heather Hambor]last_img read more

Leading Business Education

first_imgNitin NohriaDean, Harvard Business SchoolRichard P. Chapman Professor of Business AdministrationHarvard Business School (HBS) was founded in 1908, in the words of future Harvard President A. Lawrence Lowell, as a “delicate experiment” — a five-year trial, to be exact, as approved by the Harvard Corporation. It began with 15 faculty members, 24 regular students, and 35 “special” students housed in space borrowed from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.While other undergraduate schools of commerce already existed, as well as some institutions that offered graduate courses, HBS was the first to require that entering students possess an undergraduate degree, and it created the master in business administration (M.B.A.) to confer upon its graduates (with, notably, Harvard’s first diploma written in English rather than Latin).Edwin Gay, the School’s founding dean, defined business as the activity of making “a decent profit, decently.” From the start, HBS sought to develop general managers — people with competence and character. This meant training students for the tasks of manufacturing and selling, thereby developing in them “a habit of intellectual respect for business as a profession.” It also meant developing in them “a sympathetic tact, a certain kindness of spirit.”In its first century, HBS pioneered the adoption of the case method for management instruction (as well as the unique tiered classroom to support it), executive education (offering the first “war retraining” course in 1943), a residential campus to enhance the learning environment, and numerous fields of study, including strategy and entrepreneurship.That spirit of innovation continues today in the School’s use of educational technologies, in the development and dissemination of path-breaking management ideas, and, most recently, in the launch of the field method, which seeks to provide students with intensive, immersive, and experiential small-group learning opportunities. It is the School’s aspiration to be no less than a beacon of innovation in management education.last_img read more

Kelsey Grammer Returns to Finding Neverland on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Finding Neverland Believe! Kelsey Grammer will begin performances in Finding Neverland on January 19, replacing Terrence Mann. The Emmy winner, who originated the role of Charles Frohman in the Audience Choice Award-winning tuner, will remain at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through February 21.Before Neverland, Grammer most recently appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, earning a Tony nomination for his performance as Georges. His additional Great White Way credits include Macbeth and Othello. He won four Emmy Awards for his performance as the titular radio psychiatrist in the long-running hit series Frasier.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.The cast is currently led by Matthew Morrison as Barrie (through January 24) and Laura Michelle Kelly as Llewelyn Davies. Tony Yazbeck begins performances as Barrie on January 26.last_img read more

12 ways to save time during tax season

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Don’t do everything yourself and hire others for startup collectiveQuestion: What is one thing I should do this year to make dealing with my taxes less of a hassle?Keep Great Records“Make sure to keep records of anything that could have a tax impact. It takes a few extra minutes each day to save emailed documents or scanned paper documents, but having that information readily available for your bookkeeper and tax accountant will save a lot of time and money come tax time.” — Brooks Kincaid, Imprint EnergySeparate Your Business and Personal Finances“To simplify tax season, separate your personal finances from your business finances. So many startups mix up the two and find themselves in a mess. You must have separate accounts, keep costs separate and maintain separate income statements and balance sheets. When you blur the lines, you create major hassles, which can lead to serious expenses, legal issues and additional taxes.” — David Ehrenberg, Early Growth Financial Services continue reading »last_img read more

Why an Army Captain Is Suing Obama

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Last week, Nathan Michael Smith, a U.S. Army Captain, sued his commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, claiming that the war against ISIS is illegal because Congress has yet to authorize it.In court papers filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Smith, stationed at the command hub in Kuwait at the center of the battle against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, argues that the Obama administration has been fighting an illegal war since Aug. 8, 2014, therefore violating Smith’s oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.”Smith, who joined the Army in 2010, cites the Vietnam War-inspired 1973 War Powers Resolution stipulating that the president has up to 60 days to involve armed forces in a conflict before ceasing military action if Congress does not act within 30 days.“The President did not get Congress’s approval for his war against ISIS in Iraq or Syria within the sixty days, but he also did not terminate the war,” Smith’s suit states. “The war is therefore illegal.”This is not the first time the legality of Obama’s unauthorized war has been scrutinized.Several members of Congress have criticized their colleagues for failing to hold a single vote on the war and have also questioned Obama’s own legal interpretation claiming existing law permits him to fight ISIS.Since the White House began bombing ISIS positions in Iraq—and later in Syria—in August 2014, the administration has presented both the 2001 and 2002 authorizations to use military force to justify its war on the so-called Islamic State. But critics say both versions are outdated and overbroad.The 2001 AUMF, for example, was enacted shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to give then-President George W. Bush the power to target those responsible for killing nearly 3,000 Americans on US soil—meaning al Qaeda. The 2002 AUMF essentially authorized the US to go to war with Iraq.In fact, Obama’s own National Security Adviser, Susan Rice, sent a letter to then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in 2014 characterizing the 2002 authorization as “outdated” and called for it to be repealed.As the war has dragged on, the military has bombed ISIS targets while Obama has also deployed troops to Syria, which contradicts his past statements that he would not put soldiers on the ground in the battle-scarred region.The president has not only used the 2001 AUMF to legalize unauthorized wars but also to justify drone strikes across the Middle East and Africa. The highest profile case involved a drone strike that killed a US citizen in Yemen who had become a radical cleric. That targeted strike also killed Samir Khan, former Westbury, L.I., resident who had  become editor of al Qaeda’s propaganda magazine. The so-called drone memo approving the strike, which the administration fought in court to keep secret, revealed that the cleric was the intended target, not the editor.Although Smith is now suing Obama, the Army captain said in a letter accompanying the suit that he “was ready for action” after the president ordered air strikes against ISIS in 2014.“In my opinion,” Smith wrote, “the operation is justified both militarily and morally. This is what I signed up to be part of when I joined the military.”Capt. Smith holds the so-called Islamic State in contempt.“They are an army of butchers,” he said. “Their savagery is sickening.”Smith comes from a family with three generations of military officers, but he says he grew concerned once people back home began questioning the legality of the war. In his suit, he wrote, “I began to wonder, ‘Is this the Administration’s war, or is it America’s war?’”Given the lack of action from elected officials, Smith says he hopes that the court will order the president to get proper authority from Congress to fight ISIS.The suit was reportedly inspired by an article published last August in The Atlantic by Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman that suggested US soldiers have the legal standing to challenge a war they deem illegitimate.“Existing case-law establishes that individual soldiers can go to court if they are ordered into a combat zone to fight a war that they believe is unconstitutional,” Ackerman wrote.In an Op-Ed for The New York Times published last week, Ackerman doubled down on his claim and backed the suit brought by Smith, whom he’s serving as a consultant in the case.“My aim is simply to insist that Captain Smith is right to believe that the federal courts provide the proper forum for relieving him, and other conscientious soldiers, of the terrible dilemma posed by their oaths of office,” he wrote.For his part, Obama proposed his own AUMF in February 2014 that would sunset after three years. But Congress still has not voted on it. And when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif), a critic of Congress’ refusal to vote on the war, proposed a measure that would have forced his colleagues to hold a vote on the AUMF’s merits, it failed.Now Smith believes it is his duty to force the White House and Congress to act.“The Constitution tells us that Congress is supposed to answer that question,” he wrote. “But Congress is AWOL.”(Featured photo credit: White House/Pete Souza)last_img read more

Michael Owen explains why Arsenal will secure Premier League top-four finish under Unai Emery

first_img Comment Advertisement Michael Owen has been impressed with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Emery left Mesut Ozil out of his Arsenal squad for the Europa League clash against Standard Liege, explaining that the German did not ‘deserve’ a place even on the bench‘When I decided he shouldn’t be in the squad it’s because I think other players deserved it more,’ the Gunners boss said.‘He needs to continue working. Our target is to win on Sunday against Bournemouth and we want to carry on our same way in each match.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals why Liverpool failed to sign Leicester City star Ben Chilwell Unai Emery has been backed to lead Arsenal to a top-four finish (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has backed Arsenal to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.The Gunners are currently fourth in the top-flight, having lost just one of their opening seven league games.Unai Emery’s side have also impressed in the Europa League, thumping Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Liege to take control of Group F.Owen has been used to writing Arsenal off in the race to finish in the top four but says he now believes they have what it takes to return to the Champions League.ADVERTISEMENT Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liege is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘I think Arsenal are the most consistent team that you can wish for in a way because they always beat the teams that you expect them to beat,’ Owen told BT Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sheffield United away, that’s tricky for them, they’re not a good away team. In the Europa League I think they will win virtually every game, their group is weak and they blow teams away.‘Of course you’ve got the likes of Liverpool [in the cup] coming up and Wolves, which will be tricky for them.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But every other team, that’s a great run for them now and I expect them to have a good season.‘It’s the first time in a long while I’ve looked at Arsenal and though “do you know what? It is a top-four team now, it’s got a chance of being in the top four”.‘Partly because Manchester United are slipping away, but I’ve always seen Arsenal as sort of fifth and sixth and just a nearly-team for the last decade.‘Actually, I look at them now and think do you know what? [They can finish in] the top four.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 6:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Michael Owen explains why Arsenal will secure Premier League top-four finish under Unai Emery Advertisementlast_img read more

Status quo: Drinking age stays at 18

first_imgDom Post 31 Aug 2012Parliament has again brushed off a bid to return the drinking age to 20 after a rare three-way vote.The alcohol purchase age remains at 18 after a colourful debate last night that ended in 68 votes for the status quo and 53 backing a return to 20.An “election” for the final vote had earlier narrowly eliminated the proposed “split age” option of 18 at on-licence venues and 20 at off-licences.That attracted 33 votes in the first poll – including that of Prime Minister John Key – short of the 38 votes for 20 years and 50 for 18 years.The victory for MPs and lobbyists who pushed to “Keep it 18” means the existing 18 years purchase age replaces the proposed split age in the Alcohol Reform Bill, which will be passed into law later this year.The result was a disappointment to many in the health sector, and to many MPs – some of whom had also voted unsuccessfully to lift the age in 2006 after it was first dropped to 18 in 1999.“The people who are making money out of the heavy-drinking culture will be celebrating,” Alcohol Action NZ spokesman Doug Sellman said.“The people who pick up the mess and treat alcohol problems will be profoundly disappointed.”Most MPs had voted in the first round to lift the age, he said.Justice Minister Judith Collins, who voted initially for the split age and then for a return to 20, said the result “denied one effective way of curbing problem drinking”.However, other measures in the bill yet to be finally passed would have an effect, she said.HOW THEY VOTEDThe option to adopt a split alcohol purchase age of 18 in bars and 20 at off-licences venues like bottle stores and supermarkets was defeated with only 33 backing the split option.On the first ballot 50 backed keeping the age at 18 and 38 opted to increase it to 20.In the final run-off between 18 and 20 the 121 MPs voted to keep the age at 18 by 68 votes to 53For keeping the alcohol purchase age at 18Jacinda Ardern (L)Shane Ardern (N)John Banks (A)Maggie Barry (N)David Bennett (N)Paula Bennett (N)Steffan Browning (G)Gerry Brownlee (N)David Carter (N)Charles Chauvel (L)David Clendon (G)David Cunliffe (L)Clare Curran (L)Lianne Dalziel (L)Jacqui Dean (N)Catherine Delahunty (G)Peter Dunne (UF)Ruth Dyson (L)Bill English (N)Kris Faafoi (L)Darien Fenton (L)Christopher Finlayson (N)Julie Anne Genter (G)Paul Goldsmith (N)Tim Groser (N)Nathan Guy (N)Kevin Hague (G)Tau Henare (N)Chris Hipkins (L)Parekura Horomia (L)Gareth Hughes (G)Raymond Huo (L)Paul Hutchison (N)Shane Jones (L)Steven Joyce (N)Nikki Kaye (N)John Key (N)Colin King (N)Melissa Lee (N)Iain Lees-Galloway (L)Jan Logie (G)Moana Mackey (L)Trevor Mallard (L)Mojo Mathers (G)Murray McCully (N)Ian McKelvie (N)Russel Norman (G)Simon O’Connor (N)David Parker (L)Rajen Prasad (L)Grant Robertson (L)Denise Roche (G)Jami-Lee Ross (N)Eugenie Sage (G)David Shearer (L)Lockwood Smith (N)Nick Smith (N)Rino Tirikatene (L)Lindsay Tisch (N)Metiria Turei (G)Tariana Turia (MP)Phil Twyford (L)Nicky Wagner (N)Holly Walker (G)Kate Wilkinson (N)Maurice Williamson (N)Michael Woodhouse (N)Megan Woods (L)For lifting the purchase age to 20.Amy Adams (N)Chris Auchinvole (N)Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (N)Jackie Blue (N)Chester Borrows (N)Simon Bridges (N)Cam Calder (N)David Clark (L)Jonathan Coleman (N)Judith Collins (N)Clayton Cosgrove (L)Te Ururoa Flavell (MP)Craig Foss (N)Phil Goff (L)Jo Goodhew (N)Kennedy Graham (G)Hone Harawira (M)John Hayes (N)Phil Heatley (N)Brendan Horan (NZF)Annette King (L)Andrew Little (L)Asenati Lole-Taylor (NZF)Sam Lotu-Iiga (N)Tim Macindoe (N)Nanaia Mahuta (L)Tracey Martin (NZF)Todd McClay (N)Mark Mitchell (N)Sue Moroney (L)Alfred Ngaro (N)Damien O’Connor (L)Denis O’Rourke (NZF)Hekia Parata (N)Winston Peters (NZF)Richard Prosser (NZF)Ross Robertson (L)Eric Roy (N)Tony Ryall (N)Mike Sabin  (N)Katrina Shanks (N)Pita Sharples (MP)Scott Simpson (N)Su’a William Sio (L)Barbara Stewart (NZF)Maryan Street (L)Anne Tolley (N)Chris Tremain (N)Louise Upston (N)Louisa Wall (L)Andrew Williams (NZF)Jian Yang (N)Jonathan Young (N read more

18 killed by Ugandan rebels in eastern DR Congo

first_img(Xinhua) — Eighteen civilians were killed last week by Ugandan rebels, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in the city of Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a United Nations (UN) source said on Wednesday.The victims were farmers who were killed between April 15 and 16 in different incidents, military spokesman for the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO), Faycel Ben Youssef, said.“The DR Congo armed forces immediately deployed Rapid Response Units to the affected areas,” he said.The MONUSCO troops were also conducting rapid intervention patrols on the ground, with a view of stopping further attacks, supporting governmental troops and protecting the civilian population, he said.last_img

DUI checkpoint scheduled in Jackson County Wednesday

first_imgJACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – State troopers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Jackson County from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 26.The exact location was not immediately announced as it is chosen based on statistical data from DUI arrest and crash records.Drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while police determine if further investigation is necessary.The public is asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; instead call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.last_img read more

Hughes critical of Song tackle

first_img Then asked if he would be taking the matter up with the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, which Riley heads, Hughes said: “We’ll ask about it because it’s a poor decision. “We are not trying to get people into trouble, we’d just like observations about that. Our view is that the game should have been stopped.” Regarding a tackle by Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin on Stoke’s Jonathan Walters in the Capital One Cup tie between the two clubs on Wednesday, Hughes added: “That was two-footed again. “Those type of challenges need to be stopped and something done about it.” Hughes has no doubt that Diouf only emerged from the Song incident unhurt because he jumped out of the way. And, alluding to the recent controversy over the way Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross marks opponents at set-pieces and accusations that winger Victor Moses is a diving “cheat”, the manager said: “I think that (Diouf jumping out of the way) is maybe the honesty of our players. “We have been criticised and labels have been thrown at a number of players in recent weeks, and maybe people should give us credit for staying on our feet.” Hughes also claims Stoke are not getting as many free-kicks in their home matches as other clubs do. Hughes was critical of referee Chris Foy after the official took no action over Hammers midfielder Song’s rash-looking tackle on Potters forward Mame Biram Diouf in the build-up to the visitors’ first goal. The manager felt it had been a “dangerous” two-footed challenge that potentially warranted a red card, and that Foy “should have stopped the game there and then”. Stoke boss Mark Hughes will speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley having been left fuming by an Alex Song challenge that went unpunished in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Britannia Stadium. He said: “We are a little bit anxious. “More often than not, home teams get more free kicks for them. I think that’s fair to say – it’s just because you are the home side and that’s what happens. “The crowd’s with you, they’ll cheer and shout, and more often than not, you can look right through the league, home sides get more free kicks – apart from Stoke City.” Press Associationlast_img read more