Lotus Closes Brooklyn Bowl Run With A Bang [Review]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Lotus wrapped up their three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl in spectacular fashion, keeping the momentum going with their third-straight sold-out show with help from Portland, ME favorites, JAW GEMS.The snappy “Wax” is arguably of the band’s best opener, with a bounce that’s easy for the crowd to catch onto. Although it was a standalone, it was far from boring. Next, the band played “Jiggle”, one of the songs off of their 2018 album, Frames Per Second. The lights went down as they dropped into one of their classics, “Livingston Storm”. The band surprised many in the audience from there as they jammed “Livingston” into “Sleep When You’re Dead” before closing the set on a high note with “Jump Off”.The second set was a level up from the first—a prime example of why Lotus is one of the best jamtronica acts in the scene. Opening with a beastly “Juggernaut”, the band instantly had the crowd floored. The set featured two extremely exploratory segments. The first was “Neon Tubes pt. I” > “Lucid Awakening”, featuring a silky smooth transition and a memorable jam out of the pairing’s second half. The ambient psychedelia of “Blue Giant” served as a well-received landing pad for this improvisational exploration.While “Neon Tubes pt. 1” > “Lucid Awakening” was surely a highlight, “Did Fatt” > “Neon Tubes pt. II” was arguably the standout segment of the night, as every band member shined at different moments. After closing with “Shimmer and Out”, Lotus encored with one of their most popular songs, “Spiritualize”.With that, another successful Lotus Brooklyn Bowl run is in the books. Fans from all over the northeast flocked to New York City to see what Lotus would bust out this weekend, and from the looks of it, everybody seemed to be pretty content with the experience. One of the best things about this band is their versatility—that’s one of the things that keeps people coming back.Related: Lotus’ Luke Miller Expresses Elation & Gratitude Ahead Of Red Rocks ThrowdownNext up, Lotus will be in Harrisburg, PA on April 18th and in the nation’s capital on April 19th and 20th. If you didn’t get to see them this past weekend, you should consider making it out to one of their upcoming shows! Check out a list of their upcoming tour dates here.Setlist: Lotus | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/6/19Set 1: Wax, Jiggle, Livingston Storm> Sleep When We Are Dead, Milk & Honey, Jump OffSet 2: Juggernaut, Neon Tubes> Lucid Awakening, Blue Giant, Did Fatt> Neon Tubes Pt. 2, Shimmer And OutEncore: Spiritualizelast_img read more

BRO-TV: Getting to Know Zoë Romano

first_imgStrong, passionate, and downright humble, Richmond-based Zoë Romano is the first person to ever run the entire Tour de France route. I met up with Zoë after interviewing her for our March issue (read the full story here) and was utterly blown away not only by her positive energy and incredible endurance, but also by her inspirational selflessness. During both of her long-distance runs (the Tour de France route in 2013 and a cross-country run in 2010), Zoë raised thousands of dollars for non-profits such as the Boys and Girls Club and the World Pediatric Project.To keep up to date with Zoë’s adventures, check out her website.last_img read more

CEOs on measuring marketing success

first_imgCredit union marketing professionals produce lots of measures—return on campaign, response rate, click-through, new loans generated and the list goes on. Which measures merit the most attention and deliver comprehensive value, according to credit union CEOs? While diverse, responses from dozens of CEOs (as part of ongoing focus groups for CEOs’ perspectives) fell into two distinct categories: tactical measures (“We can prove it”) and practical measures (“We just know it”). Let’s explore the most common tactical and practical measures of marketing success.The TacticalMarketing response rate led the way among tactical metrics cited as worthy by CEOs. It’s the most quantifiable answer that indicates if members are listening, responding, and acting upon marketing messages. One CEO said that persuading members (existing and potential) to try the credit union was a key goal in marketing initiatives. Campaigns create leads; leads create sales opportunities; and, sales drive revenue and loyalty. Getting members to take a first step with the credit union is marketing’s Job No. 1. 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Helping others: Manado LGBT community raises funds for COVID-19 food aid

first_imgThe members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those affected by the local COVID-19 outbreak.”A friend told us about the condition of residents who had been hit hard by the epidemic. Some residents even asked us to buy some food for them,” LGBT activist Rajawali Coco told The Jakarta Post on Sunday in Manado.So the community decided to start a fund-raiser on Facebook to buy basic goods for distributing to people in need. The initiative has received positive responses, especially from friends, families and colleagues.Coco said that the community raised Rp 7 million (US$451) in cash transfers as soon as they started the fund-raiser.On the first day of distribution shortly after receiving the donated funds, it delivered 10 packages of staple foods containing rice, cooking oil, canned fish, instant noodles and fresh eggs to 10 affected families.”We are not [rich], in fact, we are also in need. However, we would like to share with those who have been affected by this difficult situation,” said Coco.He recalled how the story of an elderly woman who lived alone in a shack in Pineleng, Minahasa, went viral after members of the LGBT community visited to deliver some food to her. The viral post eventually caught the eye of the North Sulawesi Social Agency, which then visited the women to deliver aid.As the community continued to receive donations from people of all walks of life, they drew up a list of people in need, especially the elderly and people who had not received any aid, said Coco.”We have distributed the [donated funds] in the form of 50 packages of basic goods so far,” he said. “The last 58 packages will be distributed on April 25,” Coco said, adding that the fund-raiser was inclusive and nondiscriminatory, regardless of the donor’s social or economical background. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Jawdropping whole-floor city apartment was QLD’s biggest sale during boom week

first_imgDouble doors separate the private foyer in front of the owner’s lift.South Brisbane has seen its median price go up 33.3 per cent in the past five years, with the median rent sitting on $470 a week and the median time it takes properties to sell sitting on 70 days.The are eight one-per-floor residences in Villagio, with features including high ceilings, free flowing rooms and breathtaking views across the river and cityscape.Apartment 6 has a separate media room with built-in surround sound, separate study, built-in BBQ, Cbus lighting system throughout, and direct lift access into its own foyer, as well as a triple garage and dedicated visitor parking. Communal features in the building include a lap pool and steam room. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Entertainer’s kitchen includes practical aspects like direct access to a separate laundry room and drying veranda. What an amazing backdrop for a party. The Villagio has held its value well amid a sea of new buildings in the area. Looking out the kitchen to the main veranda. The view from 6/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane.A THREE-bedroom whole floor apartment with jawdropping views of the city skyline has emerged as the most expensive property sold in Queensland this past week.The triple bedroom, triple bathroom, four car unit at 6/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane, has topped Queensland’s list of sales this past week, having sold under the hammer for $3.16m on Thursday.Agent Judy Goodger of Place Estate Agents New Farm, who took the property to market with colleague Matthew Foote, told The Courier-Mail that the home as “exceptional”.“The floorplan was exceptional, the amount of views was phenomenal, it’s just very rare to find a property like this.” The terrace stretches almost the entire length of the apartment.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoBubbles, bubbly and a lazy Friday night are calling.She said the whole floor apartment saw five registered bidders on Thursday night, with bidding kicking off at $2.5m.“Two bidders competed very strongly from $3m, and both parties were families from the suburbs, coming from very large homes wanting to be closer to the hub of Brisbane — theatres, entertaining, the city and also the appeal that it was on the whole floor.”“The building was 12 years old so it did extremely well. There is one apartment per floor, and it really is in the hub of it all.”The apartment covers 394sq m, according to CoreLogic data — bigger than some house blocks in the city. The fully installed media room — essential for families. The main master bedroom.last_img read more

CB&I names replacement for retiring president, CEO

first_imgChicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) named Patrick Mullen as president and CEO following the retirement of Philip Asherman from his 12 years in the role of president, CEO and a member of the company’s board. The retirement and the new appointment is effective July 1, 2017, CB&I said in its statement, adding that Mullen will stand for election to the company’s board in May 2018.Asherman, 66, is credited for transforming CB&I from a specialty tank subcontractor to a global technology and energy infrastructure corporation, the statement reads.Mullen, 52, was named COO of CB&I in 2016 after serving as executive vice president and president of CB&I’s engineering & construction operating group, where he was responsible for all engineering and construction for CB&I’s worldwide operations.He joined CB&I in 2007 through the company’s acquisition of Lummus Global and has worked in operational and commercial leadership roles throughout the company with global responsibility for corporate strategy, as well as serving as a key interface with CB&I’s shareholders.Mullen currently serves on Vectren Corporation’s board of directors.last_img read more

Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’

first_img Share 108 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet News Shanghai announces ‘one-dog policy’ by: – February 24, 2011 By Chris Hogg BBC News, Shanghai Once banned by for being a ‘bourgeois decadence’, keeping a pet dog is now seen as trendyThe Chinese city of Shanghai has announced a new rule modelled on the country’s one-child policy.From May a one-dog policy will be introduced, and more than 600,000 unlicensed dogs will be declared illegal.The new regulation has been the subject of long and heated debate among the city’s lawmakers.Last year more than 140,000 people told police they had been bitten by an unlicensed dog.There are four times as many dogs without the proper paperwork in Shanghai as there are animals with a permit.Pooch permitsThe new rule means owners whose dogs are not registered with the authorities will have to give them away.Those who already have two licensed dogs will be able to keep them, but only new applications from households without hounds will be accepted.Of course, this being China, people will no doubt find a way to get around the rules.When restrictions on the numbers of homes families could own here were introduced to try to slow the rise in house prices, there were reports of couples getting divorced but still living together just so they could buy more properties.The police say they are expecting they will have to adopt many of the dogs once they are declared outlaws.They are also banning the keeping of what they call “attack dogs”.British bulldogs are among those that will not be welcome here under the new rules. Sharelast_img read more

Harold Black

first_imgHarold Black, 77, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cincinnati passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He was born near Pleasant in Switzerland County on January 8, 1937 the son of Ernst and Margaret Harper Black. He was married to Judith Lester on August 23, 1958 and his wife of 57 years survives. Other survivors include one son Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio, and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola; five grandchildren; four brothers Dilver Thayer of Lake City, Florida, David (Rita) Black of Cincinnati, Richard (Mary) Black of Cross Plains, and Roger (Terry) Black of Ft. Wayne; two sisters Phyllis (Harold) Taylor of Cincinnati, and Marilyn (Jerry) Wisher of Covington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Black was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School and a 1962 graduate of Ball State University where received his BS degree in education. He was a 10 year veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era where he rose to the rank of Captain. During his stay in the Air Force he was stationed in Enid, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, the United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. For his service Harold received the National Defense Service Medal, USAF Outstanding Unit Award, and the USAF Longevity Service Award. In civilian life Harold worked for 25 years as a supervisor for Avon Manufacturing in Springdale, Ohio. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Cincinnati Machine Tool Services from 1996 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2009 worked for the Kentucky State Park Service as a camp ground director. He retired from Merchant Security in 2013. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside services by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am until time of services.Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.last_img read more