Prince was always destined for stardom. Even in his earliest days of making music, the Purple One was full of raw talent and uncompromising integrity. Through 40 years of musical activity, Prince never ceased to amaze with his powerful performances and songwriting abilities.While Prince’s 1999 album was the major breakthrough that put him on a national radar, there’s no denying that Prince’s early music could foretell his funky fate. Even this concert, filmed just several months before the release of 1999, shows a young Prince powering through some prime funky classics.Without the power of hits like “Little Red Corvette” and “Delirious” from the 1999 album, which came out in October of 1982, this performance from 1/30/82 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ is just perfect. It’s prime funk, soul, R&B… in a word, it’s Prince.Enjoy:Setlist: Prince at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ – 1/30/19820:00:00 – The Second Coming0:02:00 – Uptown0:04:50 – Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?0:12:24 – I Wanna Be Your Lover0:29:14 – Dirty Mind0:35:42 – Do Me, Baby0:45:45 – Controversy0:53:01 – Let’s Work1:00:55 – Encore Applause1:02:55 – Jack U Off1:07:42 – Applause[Video/setlist by Prince on MV]
Citing a shortage of donations and a critical need, Central Vermont Public Service today donated $20,000 in heating aid to community action agencies across Vermont, and appealed to customers who can to donate to the CVPS Shareheat campaign.The $20,000 grant announced today is in addition to $100,000 from CVPS shareholders the company previously put into a pool to match donations from the public.‘With the economy still on the rebound, donations to Shareheat are lagging this winter, but the need remains very high,’ CVPS President Bob Young said. ‘We decided to immediately jumpstart the effort by making $4,000 contributions to each of the five community action agencies that participate in Shareheat, and to appeal again to the public. Vermonters are facing heating crises every day, and we want to ensure no one goes cold for lack of funds.’Thanks to the matching pool, contributions from the public are matched dollar for dollar and sent to the community action agency that serves the donor’s region of the state. The pool began the season with $100,000 from CVPS shareholders, and $45,000 has been added to it by Shareheat Business Partners, which include People’s United Bank, Carris Reels, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Weidman Electrical Technology, and The Vermont Country Store.‘Thanks to these businesses and our shareholders, every donation from the public, up to $145,000 in total, will be doubled,’ CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. ‘A $10 donation will provide $20 in assistance to a neighbor in need. Donations of any size will help.’Businesses that would like to join the Shareheat Business Partnership Program may call Costello at 747-5427 for more information. Anyone needing crisis fuel assistance should contact their local community action agency.CVPS Shareheat is a program of last resort for over 1,000 Vermont families each year. Funds are available to assist people who face heating emergencies, often because they never expected to need assistance, lost a job, or have exhausted all other available assistance.‘Some people who have donated to Shareheat in the past are now turning to it for assistance themselves,’ Costello said. ‘That is reducing donations and increasing the demand on the program. We’re asking anyone in a position to do so to make a donation.’Contributions should be made payable to the CVPS Shareheat Fund. Donations may be mailed with a CVPS payment, or sent separately to CVPS Shareheat, 77 Grove St., Rutland, VT 05701.
It’s officially the holiday season! For those of you that are like me and love the colder weather, pumpkin-spiced and peppermint flavored treats, and twinkly lights adorning every store front, this the happiest time of the year! That said, it can be really easy to get carried away with the holiday season and the barrage of Black Friday ads and completely blow your budget. The last thing that you want to do is start the new year with a tiny mountain of credit card debt leftover from your holiday shopping binge. Here are my three tried and true tips to help you make and most importantly, stick to your holiday budget.1. Make a List and Check it TwiceSanta Clause is not the only one who should be making a shopping list! Before you jump in your car to hit the isles or log on to Amazon to add gifts to your virtual cart, make a list of everyone who you would like to buy gifts for. Consider your family members, friends, colleagues, and any charity drives that you are interested in participating in. Having a complete idea of how many gifts you need to purchase will help you set a realistic budget for each individual gift you must buy, as well as an overall budget. It also helps to have an idea of what you’d like to purchase for each person. While you may not know exactly what the perfect gift for each individual on your list is, having a general idea will help you budget and narrow your search when you begin shopping. continue reading » 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
At yesterday’s session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Draft Bill on Hunting was accepted and sent to the Parliament for adoption.The newly proposed legal solutions create preconditions for the introduction of more order in hunting. Starting from better management of hunting grounds, through breeding, protection and trade of game through the use of hunting weapons, to regulating the relationship between hunting licensees and hunting rights providers. Furthermore, the new law establishes the preconditions for stronger development of hunting tourism, revival of hunting customs and traditions, and more effective involvement of hunters and their associations in the development and improvement of hunting as a significant economic branch of the Republic of Croatia.”The century-old tradition of hunting in the Republic of Croatia, the number of game we have today and the diversity of flora and fauna in our forests can be thanked, among other things, to hunting societies that conscientiously and dedicatedly care for more than a thousand hunting grounds in Croatia. But together we must also take care of the game that does some material damage to public and private property. This regulation provides an optimal solution to the problem of wildlife in order to protect people and property with maximum protection of the wildlife population and rational management of the resources we have. The decentralization of hunting supervision and management proposed by law will enable better management that will be harmonized with the situation and needs of a certain area.. “Said Minister Tomislav Tolusic.The novelty proposed by law is the possibility of establishing private hunting grounds of 500 ha of uninterrupted land of one owner, as well as establishing a private hunting ground by merging the land of several owners, if each owner has an area of not less than 500 ha and together form an uninterrupted whole. Due to easier, more complete and faster implementation of the law in the field of prevention of damage to game and damage to game on agricultural crops, regional self-government units The proposal of the law provides the possibility: to reduce the number of certain species of game that endanger the health of humans, livestock, other game, other animal species or cause other damage, make a decision to reduce the number of certain birds to prevent serious damage to ponds and waters.Additionally, the species Crow (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) is included in the list of species considered game.The law also regulates the prevention of damage from game in traffic and on agricultural land, because it puts all participants on an equal footing with more clearly defined rights and obligations. The current legal solution has not satisfactorily regulated issues of this nature, which, due to uneven court practice, has generally resulted in lengthy court proceedings that have resulted in the blockade and liquidation of hunting associations.Also, with the aim of avoiding lengthy court proceedings, the proposed changes to the distribution of funds collected from fees for concessions and leases of hunting rights enabled the Ministry of Agriculture to provide financial resources for securing hunting grounds and financing them.
Today, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac held a working meeting with representatives of county tourist boards. In addition to the Minister, the meeting was also attended by State Secretary Sandra Herman and the Director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. All participants in the meeting agree that the opportunity for development certainly “lies” in the use of EU funds, but also in the harmonization of the Ordinance and timely guidelines for the implementation of work and programs as well as the exchange of experience and knowledge. Representatives of regional tourist boards presented concrete problems to the minister and associates and suggested proposals in order to better adapt to the COVID situation, expressing satisfaction with this form of cooperation. Minister Brnjac thanked those present for their work so far and pointed out that such coordination will be held more often in order to better implement strategic and operational plans. “You are the backbone of our system. I believe that through open dialogue and timely exchange of information, we can contribute to a better and more systematic solution to the challenges in the coming period. “, Minister Brnjac emphasized. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that now is the opportunity for a strategic turn, both in the organization of the tourism sector and in finding the best solutions for the coming period. “We have started the initial administrative steps to develop a long-term sectoral strategy called the Strategy for the Development of Sustainable Tourism until 2030. For the first time, we are in the process of preparing an Environmental Impact Study. These are documents on which it is important to reach an agreement between the private and public sectors because they will determine the further direction of tourism development.” Minister Brnjac added and called on representatives of tourist boards to cooperate and proactively communicate.
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Advertisement Edu has joined up with Unai Emery’s Arsenal first team squad on their pre-season tour of America (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal technical director Edu told the first team squad he intends to take a hands-on approach to his role.The 41-year-old, a former Arsenal midfielder and member of the club’s most recent Premier League title-winning squad, flew to America earlier this week after his period with the Brazil international team ended in this summer’s Copa America success on home soil.Edu will oversee many of the club’s long-term objectives but he insists he will remain intrinsically linked with the first team squad and told the players his door is always open when he met Unai Emery’s squad earlier this week.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘There are a lot of things to do, but I will try to explain to you a little bit about almost everything.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘People always say that the technical director has to look after and be involved in the process of signing players, selling players, keeping players, loaning players.‘That’s an important part of the job of course and I understand that. But for me there are more important things in front of that – we have to look after what we have today.‘We have to work hard today. We have to look after our squad today. The future is the future, and signing players means sometimes the future, and of course I have to be involved in that process, but I also have to take care of today.‘I explained to the players when I arrived that I’m not the guy who stays inside the office and waits for someone to knock on my door and send a message to me. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jul 2019 4:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares What Edu told Arsenal squad in first meeting with players on US pre-season tour Edu was a member of Arsenal’s 2003/04 Premeir League title-winning side (Picture: Getty)‘I want to be involved in the process, I want to be on the inside, I want to be with them, I want to be with Unai, I want to be with the staff as well, to try and advise them if they need it, and give some advice for them.‘Being involved is important and that’s what I really believe from today.‘The link with the academy is very important because people always forget about it, because they talk about signing big names, but we have to take care of the academy as well. That’s one point I have to be linked with.’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 Comment Advertisement
Remarks by Governor Tom Wolf at Martin Luther King Day of Service SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2016 Remarks 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of ServicePhiladelphia, PATRANSCRIPT:Good Morning and welcome to the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.I’m so honored to be able to welcome the 5,000 volunteers that will participate in this event here at Girard College today.Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest King Day event in the nation with over 135,000 people across the region participating in a service project.And today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a servant leader dedicated to justice, equality and fairness.I’m reminded today about the importance of leadership in service to the citizens among us in most need.And of Dr. King’s urgent persistence in moving people of his time toward a better democracy.A democracy based on the ideals of leaders that preceded him.A system that leaders before him established here in Philadelphia.Where all men are created equal.And now, during our time, we continue that legacy in our work to make life better for citizens of our great state.We continue moving our government towards fairness and equality in opportunity.This day continues to inspire me and I’m thankful that I’m able to return as Governor and work shoulder to shoulder with so many of you.Because I know that there are thousands, hundreds of thousands in this region alone, that are coming together in service to others today.Thank you to all the organizations here today, and particularly Global Citizen and its president, Todd Bernstein.You all have truly given breadth and momentum to this movement, and Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world is all the better for I.###Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
Physical restraint laws making teachers feel ‘powerless’Stuff co.nz 11 September 2018Family First Comment: First they came and undermined parents. Now the government is undermining teachers. And it will all end in tears – and a violent undisciplined society. “Teachers were doing what they thought was right and “that’s the important part, but sometimes that’s forgotten when they’re investigated”, he said.”Some primary school teachers are refusing to break up fights between students for fear of being investigated.More than 2000 incidents of teachers restraining primary students have been reported since the new physical restraint laws came into force a year ago – an average of 13 reports a day.When Amy Cunningham, a teacher at Rowandale School in south Auckland, broke up a fight in her classroom, she was asked to follow protocol and report it to the Ministry of Education.The thought of her actions going on the record troubled her for weeks until her principal reassured her that it was part of the process.Since then, she’s decided to never touch a child to break up a fight.“I would stand in the middle of it so that it’s me that would take the hits,” she said.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/106952559/physical-restraint-laws-making-south-auckland-teachers-feel-powerless?cid=app-iPhone
According to Ramos, this move willimprove the over-all traffic condition of the city. The reserved area may be paved, butcommonly it is adapted to other functions; for example, it may accommodatedecorative landscaping, trees, or a median barrier. A median strip or central reservationis the reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic on dividedroadways. This proposal, however, earned the ire of local residents, including environmentalists as it entails cutting down trees in the area. They claim that there is no congestion along that stretch of road and by cutting down trees – which brings cleaner air to the city – would only be detrimental to safety and health. Ramos authored a resolution enjoiningthe City Engineer’s Office (CEO) to consider the removal of the island. The said resolution was passed to the CityCouncil last week. “The CEO will study and consider thepossibility of removing the center island to ease traffic congestion along thesaid areas,” he said. According to Leonardia, he is open tothe request of the city council. He noted that the city government will form ateam to evaluate and enforce the proposals./PN The councilor added that the centerisland has outdated its original purpose and these spaces can be utilized tomaximize road use. On his part, Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he will seek the approval of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources relative to the resolution because of the existing trees in the center island. BACOLOD City – In a bid to ease themetro’s traffic woes, Councilor Dindo Ramos is proposing to remove the medianstrip on Narra Avenue at the Capitol Shopping Center.