Dean Ween Covers His ‘Favorite Bernie Worrell Song’ With P-Funk’s Michael Hampton [Listen]

first_imgDean Ween, aka Mickey Melchiondo Jr., has been a long time fan of the Parliament-Funkadelic sound, and it’s no surprise that he was hit hard by the recent passing of keyboardist Bernie Worrell. Worrell had collaborated with Ween in the past, sitting in with the full band back in 2003 (watch here). Now, Dean Ween is honoring Worrell’s legacy in the most fitting way possible: through the music.The guitarist recruited P-Funk’s own Michael Hampton, as well as Bill Fowler and Glenn McClelland, to record a full tribute of Ween’s “favorite Bernie track,” a tune called “Liquid Sunshine.” Read Dean Ween’s comments below, and listen to this great song below.A tribute to the funkiest keyboard player to ever grace this planet, or anywhere in the known universe. I’m not even sure he was from this planet actually, a once in a lifetime master along the lines of Jimi, or Ravi Shankar.This was always my favorite Bernie track—the whole Motor Booty affair record actually. I consider it his P-Funk masterpiece, the whole damn album is the best P-Funk keyboard record to my ears. Rest in P Doctor Woo. Michael Hampton, Bill Fowler, Glenn McClelland and Deaner.last_img read more

Advanced Leadership Initiative examines role of business in public health

first_imgExperts in public health, faculty from across Harvard, and leaders from the business world came together to examine the role that business can play in addressing public health issues at the Advanced Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) Health and the Role of Business Deep Dive.ALI Faculty Co-Chairs Howard Koh and Meredith Rosenthal led the two-day conference that looked at the most pressing public health issues facing the country and the need for cross-sector solutions that involve the business community.ALI’s Deep Dive Sessions highlight one major global or community challenge where its Fellows might fill a gap. Deep Dives include readings, outside experts, often faculty from relevant Harvard programs, and a focus on problem-solving and practical applications of research.ALI Fellows also contribute ideas based on their experience and knowledge to find immediate solutions for these challenges.About ALIALI is a third stage in higher education designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector where they potentially can make an even greater societal impact than they did in their careers.This year, ALI welcomes its 10th cohort of Fellows, bringing extensive experience in law, medicine, technology, finance, manufacturing, government, social enterprise, and other sectors to the program.The group includes 12 international Fellows, a former member of Congress, a former head of state, as well as former CEOs and C-suite executives from distinguished private sector and nonprofit organizations.The Health and the Role of Business Deep DiveThe Health and the Role of Business Deep Dive included faculty presenters from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School, as well as private-sector leaders who prioritized public health in their operations.Presenters on the first day of the Deep Dive shared the concept of a “culture of health,” and helped Fellows understand its four pillars: con­sumer health, community health, employee health, and environmental health. Fellows also saw real world examples of business practices that addressed these four pillars. At the close of the first day, Fellows had the opportunity to synthesize and reflect on the content of the previous sessions.Fellows also attended an art showcase and reception on “Visualizing Health Equity.” The showcase brought the visual arts into the conversa­tion on public health.Presenters on the second day of the Deep Dive gave fellows tools and frameworks to create systemic change. Fellows heard from business lead­ers taking action on public health issues and thought-leaders on best practices for addressing these issues.At the close of the sec­ond day, Rosenthal commended the “productive tension” and skepticism of the Fellows. She also stressed the important connection between hope and leadership in addressing public health issues.To learn more about the Deep Dive, read ALI’s complete Health and the Role of Business Deep Dive Report. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Ban the Box de-stigmatizes ex-convict employment

first_imgOn Friday afternoon in the Coffee House of Geddes Hall, Carolina Arroyo, associate director of undergraduate studies and a member of the political science department, joined Cheryl Ashe, founder of Ex-Offenders Information and Referral Services for a lecture as part of the Higgins Lunchtime Labor raps. The lecture, titled “Ban the Box: One Step Towards Re-Entry for Ex-Offenders,” centered on a recent campaign in South Bend to encourage employers to leave questions about criminal records off job applications.“People that are released from prison and are trying to get back into society, if they can have jobs … won’t return to prison.” Arroyo said. Seeking to dispel the stereotype of “once a criminal always a criminal,” Arroyo referred to former criminals as “returning citizens.”The Ban the Box initiative seeks to remove the criminal record box from applications of all kinds so returning citizens are judged on skill and possibly given the chance to interview.Foreseeing common concerns, Arroyo quickly assured that the campaign, “does not require any employer to hire a returning citizen. … [It] does not prohibit an employers from asking the question. It simply asks employers to wait to give the person the chance to have the interview and then we can proceed.”Arroyo said an interview gives returning citizens the opportunity to explain their criminal record and their current rehabilitation.“This way people are not seen as criminal not criminal,” she said.Ashe encouraged employers to perform background checks because it will show not only convictions but arrests.“If you notice [the returning citizen] hasn’t been arrested after that last crime four years ago, then you’re pretty safe hiring that person,” Ashe said. “Why? Because trust me, any self-respecting drug dealer is going to have been arrested in four years if they’re still using.”Ashe said the passage of the legislation for the Ban the Box initiative came surprisingly easily.“Very much to my surprise, … it sailed through without even a formal vote. … All of the council members agreed … and we got Ban the Box,” she said.While the problem of hyperincarceration is a complicated issue that needs a lot more, Arroyo said Ban the Box is a step towards reducing the amount of repeat offenders.“We know for a fact that approximately 600 people are released from prison every year and return to St. Joseph County,” she said. “So we need to help them. They need jobs, they want jobs, and it’s an economic bonus for the county and for all of us as tax payers to have them be employed.“It benefits all of us because if they don’t have jobs they have to find a way to make a living, so they’re going to return to what they were doing before.”Tags: Ban the Box, Carolina Arroyo, Cheryl Ashe, returning citizen, St. Joseph Countylast_img read more

New concept transforms credit union’s branches

first_imgCommunity Choice Credit Union in Farmington Hills, Mich., is transforming its branches from traditional outlets into member centers, where an open-concept design allows the credit union to focus on developing relationship with members.Three of the $700 million asset credit union’s branches have undergone the transformation.Alan Bergstrom, Community Choice’s chief marketing officer, spoke with Credit Union Magazine about the transformation and what it means for the credit union and its members.CU Mag: What’s driving the move toward a “member center” concept?Bergstrom: The number of branch transactions have steadily declined over the last three or four years, with members opting to use e-banking, mobile banking, and ATMs. Instead, members are visiting us for advice and consultation.Our member center concept serves this change in member behavior by providing a place where members feel comfortable to ask for advice and information about products, services, and financial solutions. continue reading » 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The fifth edition of a unique walk through the vineyards of northwestern Istria with a top gourmet offer

first_imgThe fifth edition of one of the best tourist stories in Croatia – Istria Wine & Walk has been announcedThe traditional spring Istria Wine and Walk, organized by the cluster of northwestern Istria, brings its new edition. The fantastic Istrian story, which has been taken over by other parts of Croatia, will once again provide pleasure for all the senses.”We are especially proud that our Istria Wine and Walk has become a kind of benchmark in the organization of similar eno-gastronomic events. We have prepared another top wine adventure for our guests, with a handful of fun surprises that will surely result in a great atmosphere.”, Milovan Popovic points out, Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Umag.The start is scheduled for the morning from Trg Sv. Servula in Buje, where all participants will receive the necessary instructions, and embark on this unique adventure. Every 20 minutes, the bus takes the gathered for an enticing walk and gourmet pleasure. The refreshment stations will offer wines from Istrian winemakers: Kozlović, Celega, Ravalico, Coronica, Cattunar, Cuj, Veralda, A. Bassanese, Franković, and the gourmet part will be provided by: Oštarija Rondo, Restaurant Oliveto, OPG Radošević, OPG Buršić, OPG Duniš, Primizia food & wine, Konoba Morgan and Veralda. At the finish, Trg Sv. Servula in Buje, is expected to continue eno-gastronomic gathering for all participants of the event, but also other visitors, with live music and a party until the night.So simple, authentic and great. And yes, all tickets are sold out long before the start online.Related news:last_img read more

Look at how society supports the sex trade

first_imgIn response to Bob Belive’s April 15 letter, “Consider what Stormy does”: It’s beyond ironic that he urges us to completely disregard her because of how she earns her pay, yet he admits to having made a living off her trade by renting “adult” films from his video store. Does the same standard apply to him, then? Is he not worthy because he, too, profited from sex?It’s time, folks, to stop the holier-than-thou rants and look inward to see how our society supports sex trade in all its forms; porn, jobs in return for sexual favors, hush money paid for silence. As long as women can make money off sex, and men in powerful positions pay for it, the sex industry will thrive. As long as men denigrate women in the sex industry and those women who enjoy or promote their own sexuality, men will claim innocence and misogyny, and sexism will reign.Time’s up. The lens has found a new focus.CINDY BUKOFF FLEISCHERDuanesburgMore from The Daily Gazette:Local movie theater operators react to green lightSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson eclipse record held by iconic Arsenal strike partnership

first_imgAdvertisement Nicolas Anelka and Dennis Bergkamp formed a devastating partnership during the 1998/99 season (Picture: Getty)Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson enhanced their burgeoning reputations with another impressive performance during Bournemouth’s convincing win at Brighton.The Scotland winger appears destined to leave the Cherries in the summer with talks over a new contract stalling, while Wilson was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in January.Fraser is enjoying his most productive campaign to date having registered 11 assists and scored for the seventh time this term on Saturday.After latching onto a stray Brighton pass, Wilson tore forward at pace and located Fraser on the edge of the Brighton penalty area, allowing the 25-year-old to bend a shot up and over Matt Ryan in the hosts’ goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityIt was the 10th occasion the pair had combined for a goal this term, and the first time a strike partnership have been so prolific in tandem since the 1998/99 season when Dennis Bergkamp and Nicolas Anelka dovetailed so effectively.And the deadly duo went one better nine minutes from time when Fraser sprinted down the left wing and crossed for the England international who spun and planted his shot past Ryan.Before the match, Fraser admitted it was imperative he rediscovered his potency in front of goal ever since speculation surrounding his future intensified.He said: ‘I’m just trying to get on with my work,’ said Fraser ahead of Saturday’s match against Brighton. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Apr 2019 4:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link223Shares Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson eclipse record held by iconic Arsenal strike partnership Ryan Fraser scored his seventh goal of the season in Bournemouth’s win at Brighton (Picture: Getty)‘Every player says they try to come away from the speculation but at the same time the best thing I can do is concentrate on the pitch.‘There’s no point in stuff coming out and then I start to have bad games.‘So I need to get back to start scoring start assisting start winning again and what will be will be.‘I love it here, not just the football club but the manager and especially my teammates as well -I’m close with them all.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

German savings banks look to offload real estate giant Corpus Sireo

first_imgThe three savings banks that jointly own Corpus Sireo – Sparkasse Köln-Bonn (50%), Sparkasse Düsseldorf (25%) and Frankfurter Sparkasse (25%) – are looking for a buyer.Norbert Minwegen, spokesman for Sparkasse Köln-Bonn, said: “Corpus Sireo has developed from a classic regional business into an international one.”He explained the business of savings banks was traditionally focused regionally, and that the three owners therefore decided to look for a buyer.Corpus started off as a regional player in 1995, but the portfolio quickly expanded, first with the exclusive mandate gained in 2001 to manage the properties of Deutsche Telekom. In 2007, the company merged with Sireo real estate, and today it also has properties in the US.Currently, Corpus Sireo is managing more than €16bn in real estate assets, almost €2bn of which is for institutional clients.Minwegen cited the current market environment as another reason to sell Corpus Sireo now.“There is currently a good market for real estate, and so we reckoned it might also be a good time to sell off shares in a real estate company,” he said.Three weeks ago, the Sparkassen commissioned Lazard to look into a possible sale, and, so far, the responses have been “very good” – from both national and international parties.However, Minwegen stressed that none of the current owners was “under any rush to sell”, and that the process of a possible sale had “only just begun”.“We are testing the waters,” he said.Just last week, Corpus Sireo closed its Health Care II fund, taking on board six undisclosed German institutional investors.They provided €150m in equity for the fund, which is to grow to €300m using a debt ratio of 50%.In a statement, Corpus Sireo said: “So far, the fund has acquired eight care homes, and contracts are due to be signed for a further two homes in the next few weeks.”The fund is focusing on new-build care homes in Western Germany, and “at least five” different operators have been earmarked for the approximately 30 care homes to be acquired.The Corpus Sireo Health Care Fund I, which is now fully funded, with a volume of about €430m in 46 care homes, is to date the largest German investor in this asset class.last_img read more

Condo for Iloilo City gov’t employees mulled

first_imgThe priority, though, would be citygovernment employees with no houses of their own. “This year na ini because we have the property and we also have the funds,” saidMayor Jerry Treñas. Rules will be drawn for the selection ofbeneficiaries, added Treñas. It will likely be constructed in BarangaySambag, Jaro, said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government isbuilding a 120-unit medium-rise condominium for its employees in Barangay SanIsidro, Jaro district. The city government is planning asimilar medium-rise condominium for informal settlers.center_img “We will be able to finalize that afterclearing with the other local government unit kay may portion of the property ngaato sa Pavia, Iloilo,” according to the mayor. The initial fund for this housingproject is P88 million, he said. “I think we have to start with thepermanent (employees) and then later amat-amatkita kadto sa aton job hires,” said Treñas. Pavia town and Iloilo City shares aborder./PNlast_img read more

Trojans Football Team Derails Pirates

first_imgThe East Central Trojans traveled to Greensburg to defeat the host Pirates 46-10 to improve to 5-3 on the season.The Pirates remain winless at 0-8.EC vs Greensburg Football Short Box (10-10)EC will wrap up the regular season at home against The Indy Roncalli Rebels.  It will be Senior Night for The Trojans.  Kickoff at Trojan Field will be at 7.  Listen to the game on of Trojans Statistician Stewart Durham.last_img