Jamtronica titans The Disco Biscuits have added three new dates to their calendar, scheduling a three-night run at The Fillmore Philadelphia from February 2nd through the 4th. The group has been on fire of late, as limiting their performances to isolated multi-night runs has allowed the group to dive deeper into their catalog and explore new improvisational outlets.The run will be the Biscuits’ first shows of 2017, though the group isn’t done with 2016 just yet! Their annual Dominican Holidaze event is coming up at the beginning of December, as well as three nights at the Tabernacle in Atlanta for New Year’s. The hometown shows at the new Philly venue are sure to bring some heat during the coldest part of the year.Three day passes will go on sale via BiscoTix Today tomorrow, November 15th, at Noon ET. The full ticket on sale will take place this Friday, November 18th at Noon ET as well. You can find more information here, and see the artwork for the shows posted below.
Time is relative. Not only in Einstein’s theory but in cultural terms, as well. As “Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia,” a special exhibit at the Harvard Art Museums, illustrates, time may be seen as cyclical — divided into seasons, each with their practical and ceremonial markers — or as a continuous present, in which past and future both play necessary roles.The exhibit progresses through rooms focusing on seasonality, transformation, performance, and remembrance. Consisting primarily of pieces done since 1970 — fitting the Western definition of “contemporary art” — it includes paintings made with acrylic and canvas as well as traditionally sourced ochre and bark, along with text, photographs, and cultural objects such as coolamons (carrying vessels). This allows for the juxtaposition of such pieces as Tom Djawa’s ochre-on-bark “The Burala Rite,” which uses the traditional colors of yellow, white, red, and black, with the stark textual installation of Vernon Ah Kee’s “many lies.”Dorothy Napangardi, “Karntakurlangu Jukurrpa,” 2002. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan; promised gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. © estate of the artist, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd.Such placement is central to the concept behind the exhibit. With 40,000 years of their own history, the indigenous peoples of Australia view the rise of European cultures — and their colonization of the continent — as merely a blip. Too often, however, it has overshadowed a rich and thriving culture.“The idea of time really came as a kind of corrective to this idea that there is this category of indigenous art that exists as the primitive,” said guest curator Stephen Gilchrist, a member of the Yamatji people of the Inggarda language group of Western Australia. Citing such common usages as “pre-Colombian” and “Indian ruins,” he noted that too often the creations of indigenous peoples are dismissed as anthropological curiosities, rather than art.“We also have a claim to the present and the past and the future,” said Gilchrist. “Colonization is not the meta-narrative of indigeneity.”Indeed, said Gilchrist, indigenous people have long supported concepts that are only now being recognized by Euro-centric civilizations, including local and political ecologies and the interconnectedness of life on earth. “There’s an active social agenda to many of these works,” said Gilchrist, referencing the need to make space for alternative narratives. In this way, he said, the struggles of indigenous peoples mirror the efforts of such movements as feminism and Black Lives Matter.“The idea of time really came as a kind of corrective to this idea that there is this category of indigenous art that exists as the primitive,” said guest curator Stephen Gilchrist. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerEven the assembly of the exhibition served as an eye-opener. Narayan Khandekar, a senior conservation scientist and director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, traveled with Gilchrist to several regional art centers: Waringarri in Kununurra in Western Australia, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in Yirrkala, and Tiwi Designs on Bathurst Island, part of the Tiwi Islands.“It was great to see the process from the very beginning,” said the conservator. “From the collecting of the ochre to seeing how the ochre is prepared to how the artists use different binding media.” (Under Khandekar’s direction, the Straus Center has launched a large-scale technical examination of indigenous Australian bark paintings.)Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, “Two Women Dreaming,” 1990. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1991, 91.86. © the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd.Even the distances covered helped the conservator understand the difference in perspective. “When Stephen and I went traveling to art centers I realized that what we call remote is only from our point of view, living in cities. We’re coming from a remote place to them,” said Khandekar.“The combination of art and politics is a really fascinating and heady mix,” added Gilchrist. “I think what people respond to with indigenous art is that it’s free from irony. It’s from this deeply felt place of belonging and thinking about history. It has a basis in truth.”“Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia” is on view Feb. 5-Sept. 18 at the Special Exhibitions Gallery, Harvard Art Museums. A conversation with curator Stephen Gilchrist and artist Vernon Ah Kee will take place in Menschel Hall on the lower level on Thursday, Feb. 4. Before the talk begins at 6 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to view the exhibition. The museums will also remain open after the discussion; lecture attendees are invited to return to the galleries as well as enjoy a reception in the Calderwood Courtyard. Admission is free but tickets for the lecture are required. Tickets (limit two per person) will be distributed after 5 p.m. on the lower level on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture hall doors open at 5:30 p.m.Vernon Ah Kee Installation Timelapse <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmQIhsBmSI” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/1vmQIhsBmSI/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a>
While Vermontanticipates $4 million in returns this year on its 121,000 Medicaidbeneficiaries, Iowa expects $11 million and Maine nearly $5 millionon their collective lives. Governor Douglas noted, “This represents andextraordinary accomplishment for our states of which we can be veryproud.” Jason GibbsGovernor’sCommunications Director109 State Street ¨ The Pavilion ¨ Montpelier,VT 05609-0101 ¨ www.vermont.gov/governor(link is external)Telephone: 802.828.3333 ¨ Fax: 802.828.3339 ¨ TDD: 802.828.3345 ### Governor Douglas stated, “Medicaid drug costshave grown dramatically in recent years. States have control over what we coverunder Medicaid and how much we pay for it. Medicaid programs have beeninnovative in creating cost-saving strategies like Preferred Drug Lists andappropriate drug utilization programs. The preservation of the benefit weprovide our citizens is a top priority; however, we must work to controlspending in order to ensure coverage. In the absence of federal initiatives, ithas been necessary for states to be creative in finding ways to contain costs. Thecreation of the SSDC is the next step in the ongoing effort to control theincreases in drug costs while maintaining a comprehensive drug benefit.” Two other Medicaid pools have been approved by CMS. These pools aremanaged by pharmacy benefit management companies contracted to select states. Oneof the unique components of the SSDC as a state administered pool is that anystate can participate regardless of how they administer their Medicaid pharmacybenefit, through state or contractual resources, and the SSDC will beencouraging other states to look at this model in the future. Anotherdistinction is that the SSDC process is completely transparent to its members. All participating states have access to the full terms and conditions of allbids by pharmaceutical manufacturers. States then collectively review the bidswhile independently deciding which are appropriate for each of our states. Atthe same, this arrangement can assure that 100 percent of negotiated rebatesare returned to the Medicaid program – a no contractor can profit bysharing in the rebates. Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas announced today thatVermont, Iowa and Maine have formed a first in the nation, state administeredprescription drug purchasing pool, that is expected to save Vermont approximately$4 million this year. On July 20, 2006 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approvedthe operation of the Sovereign States Drug Consortium (SSDC), collaborationbetween Vermont, Maineand Iowa. Program Expected to Save Vermont $4 Million This Year In a Medicaid drug rebate pool, states leverage their collectivecovered lives to negotiate for discounts in drug costs. Statesuse Preferred Drug Lists to promote clinically appropriate alternatives thatare the most cost effective in the individual states. Preferred products maybe generics, low cost brands, or higher cost brands where the drugmanufacturers provide a financial incentive to have their products preferred. The incentive is provided through a negotiated rebate from the drugmanufacturers based on actual utilization. The more states in a pool, the higherthe utilization, and, thus, the greater the rebate negotiated. GOVERNORDOUGLAS ANNOUNCES VERMONT TO FORM FIRST-EVER STATE ADMINISTEREDPRESCRIPTION DRUGPURCHASINGPOOL WITH MAINE AND IOWA
May 15, 2003 Regular News Nonprofits rely on pro bono help Nonprofits rely on pro bono help When it comes to needing legal advice, Florida’s nonprofit community relies largely on pro bono rather than paid legal counsel, according to results of a joint survey conducted by The Florida Bar, and the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations.In a recent statewide poll of 161 Florida nonprofit organizations, more than 95 percent of respondents said legal counsel is very important in the organizations’ operations and 62 percent said that they rely on pro bono help rather than paid legal counsel.“The Florida Bar and FANO conducted this survey because we wanted to measure the level of nonmonetary support provided by lawyers to Florida’s nonprofit organizations, which are often the backbone of social services in our communities,” said Bar President Tod Aronovitz. “When you consider that Florida is home to more than 38,000 charitable and educational nonprofits, the value of the pro bono legal services imparted can be measured in the tens of millions of dollars.”The poll showed nearly 70 percent of the nonprofits benefit from pro bono legal services, including counsel on such issues as employment, contract negotiations, and fundraising. Almost 20 percent indicated their organizations receive more than 100 hours of pro bono legal counsel in a year, while six percent obtain more than 250 hours.“Lawyers have traditionally played a vital role in the success of nonprofits, as advisors, contributors and leaders,” said Marina Pavlov, president of the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations. “It was not surprising to learn that two-thirds of nonprofits surveyed have an attorney serving on its board or as an officer of the organization, while fewer than 17 percent have a paid attorney on staff.”Pavlov said because of today’s economic climate and the decline in funding, nonprofits fortunate to have access to pro bono legal counsel are at a competitive advantage and better able to serve their communities.“This survey truly illustrates the legal profession’s commitment to giving back to the community and, by actively participating inb nonprofit organizations and providing pro bono services, helping to create a brighter future for our state,” Aronovitz said.The Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations assists Florida’s 38,000 nonprofits in strengthening their leadership, management, financial and public policy ability to reach their missions. These organizations contribute $31 billion in expenditures to the state’s economy.
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brian O’ConnellDoes free checking matter to you when you choose a bank? Because increasingly, big banks just aren’t offering free checking accounts. Credit unions offer them at twice the rate — that is, 72% of U.S. credit unions offer free checking accounts, compared with 38% of big banks, Bankrate.com says.Additionally, 26% of credit unions (for a total of 98%) offer free checking if certain account benchmarks are met.It’s not all about free checking. Bankrate says most credit unions don’t have a minimum opening deposit requirement, and the average overdraft fee at smaller financial institutions is about $6 less than at large banks.“When evaluating checking accounts, consumers should definitely include credit unions in their search,” says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. “They have competitive offerings and many participate in large ATM networks that extend the credit union’s reach.”The biggest difference between a bank and credit union is the business objective, says Casey Bond, editorial director at GoBankingRates.com. “Banks are, in fact, businesses. Their main objective is to generate revenue and grow profits. Credit unions, on the other hand, exist to serve the financial needs of a particular group of people and are not-for-profit cooperatives,” Bond says. “Credit unions also need to turn a profit to keep operating, but the key difference is that money is returned back to members rather than executives and shareholders.” continue reading »
Every year those dedicated to the credit union movement gather in Washington D.C. (in the winter mind you, which shows how dedicated we all are), at one of the largest events of the year –CUNA GAC. Whether a seasoned GACer or a fresh face this year, we’ve got 10 must-do’s to help you make the most out of your experience.10. Find fellow credit union friends and take a night tour of Mount Vernon.9. Get ready for opening day right by checking out Georgia Brown’s Famous Gospel Sunday Brunch.8. Buy all the Band-Aid’s you can find in preparation for spending days walking the most expansive exhibit hall ever.7. Kick off CUNA GAC 2016 with CUNA CEO Jim Nussle (reminder: take my annual selfie with him).6. Take an educational pub-crawl with the brightest minds in the industry (customary pit stops include: Marriot , Renaissance, and Hyatt lobby bars. Also… there’s always Fado’s).5. Be inspired by true greatness and at The National Credit Union Foundation’s Herb Wegner Memorial Dinner.4. Vow to learn how to play the piano after hearing The Fabulous Dueling Pianos at Late Night at the GAC with CO-OP Financial Services.3. Stop by a one night only display called Thunderpunch where The Cooperative Trust has managed to round up the mysterious millennial’s for you to meet.2. Keep your credit union running smoothly after a cyber attack with tips from famed journalist, Ted Koppel.and most importantly…1. Join the forces for good and go on GAC Hill Visits! 85SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Details
40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you leave a job interview, you usually feel like it went one of two ways. Either you knocked it out of the park, or you fell flat on your face. If you want to feel less of the latter, here are 5 ways you can make sure you leave your interview feeling like a champ.Make eye contact: When you first meet the person who’s interviewing you, make sure to look them in the eye. You’ve probably heard this often, and that’s because it’s important. Looking away from your interviewer’s eyes make you appear bashful and less intelligent than you are.Enjoy some chitchat: Some people aren’t great at small talk, but don’t let that stop you from trying. As they say, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression, so be yourself and build a rapport with your interviewer.Show enthusiasm: It’s easier for an interviewer to be excited about the prospect of hiring a candidate if that candidate appears excited about the prospect of working for that employer. If you look happy and energetic, that next interview may be right around the corner.Focus on your potential: We’ve all been in an interview and talked about our long list of accomplishments. Maybe we should shift our focus. Instead of talking about the past, talk about what you can do for their company in the future. One study suggests that leaders value potential over experience when looking at job candidates.Have your answers ready: There are all kinds of resources available to give you tips on answering the most common interview questions. Check out some websites like The Interview Guys or Big Interview and study up.
About 2,000 Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday as protests mounted against him over his handling of a worsening coronavirus crisis and alleged corruption.Wearing protective masks, the demonstrators marched from Netanyahu’s official residence to Israel’s parliament, holding up signs that read “Crime Minister” and calling on the five-term premier to step down.Reimposed coronavirus curbs after a rise in new COVID-19 cases have prompted Israelis demanding better state aid to take to the streets in almost daily demonstrations. As part of the protest, restaurant owners set up a free buffet for the demonstrators, demanding their businesses keep open or else receive compensation.Israel lifted in May a partial lockdown that had flattened an infection curve. But a second surge of COVID-19 cases and ensuing restrictions has seen Netanyahu’s approval ratings plunge to under 30% and unemployment soar to 21%. Police did not provide a figure for the number of demonstrators. A Reuters cameraman estimated that about 2,000 people rallied. Israeli media said the protest drew thousands from across the country. At least six people were arrested, police said.With a population of 9 million, Israel has reported more than 50,000 coronavirus cases and 422 deaths. Topics : Public anger has also been fuelled by corruption alleged against Netanyahu, who went on trial in May for bribery, fraud and breach of trust – charges he denies.Netanyahu has announced numerous economic aid packages. But frustrated by red tape and a slow pace, many Israelis say the aid is coming too little, too late.”It’s humiliating and insulting. You pay social security and taxes for thirty years and then have to beg [the authorities] in order to make ends meet. I’m here to protest, so that this evil government quits,” said Doron, 54.He asked not to give his full name and said he has been on unpaid leave for three months.
Video Settings SPONSORED Read More Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is confident of a top-four finish (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette insists Arsenal are ‘confident’ of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.With just six matches of the 2018-19 campaign remaining, the Gunners find themselves fifth in the table, one point below north London rivals Tottenham.Arsenal have flourished at home this season but their away troubles continued last week as they slipped to a damaging 1-0 defeat at Everton.But despite the loss, Lacazette says he is ‘confident’ about Arsenal’s top-four prospects as they battle Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea for the final two slots.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Top articles Read More The Gunners were beaten by Everton at the weekend (Picture: Getty)‘Last season we failed to make it to the final. This season we want to go forward and play until the end,’ he said.‘We know we are better at home than away, it’s really important for us. We know as well we can do a good result away.’Asked about Napoli’s strengths, the 27-year-old added: ‘I think it’s 50-50. Napoli have a big history like us, they’re second in the table.‘They’re playing very well, they came from a strong group in the Champions League. They were very competitive.‘It’s going to be difficult for us but we have confidence. We need to be very consistent in two matches.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves 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‘Sunday we all played bad. We didn’t do what the coach asked us,’ the French striker said. ‘But we still have confidence. We want to win a trophy, we are confident.’AdvertisementAdvertisementOn Arsenal’s poor away form, Lacazette added: ‘We have fans [at home] so we feel more confident. Some days you don’t play like you want. That’s it.’Arsenal face Napoli at the Emirates on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash.And Lacazette says he is desperate to progress in the competition, after suffering defeat to Atletico Madrid in last year’s semi-final. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Coming Next Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… About Connatix V67539 / Comment by Metro 1 min. story Read More Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 10 Apr 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY Skip Skip Ad 1/1 Alexandre Lacazette rates Arsenal’s chances of securing Premier League top-four finish Advertisement Advertisement
Governor Wolf Commends House Leaders’ Call for Respect and Civility Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement commending Pennsylvania House leaders following their good joint appearance on the floor together to call for respect and civility:“I commend Leaders Dermody and Cutler for their joint call for respect and civility. Yesterday’s shared message was an important reminder of the vital work ahead for state government. Further, it recalled the successes that we’ve had working together like protecting victims of domestic violence, battling the opioid epidemic and passing the first Clean Slate Law in the country.“In the coming weeks, I look forward to working together to strengthen our workforce, reform our criminal justice system, lift people out of poverty, and invest in our schools. I believe there is room for bipartisan agreement on many issues and I join the leaders in aspiring to find common ground. In a time when too many are focused on advancing partisan politics, let’s remind everyone that Pennsylvania is focused on delivering for the people who we serve.” May 09, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter