Dead & Company made their stadium debut last weekend, hitting the New York Mets’ Citi Field for two nights on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. The band came out in full force, led by the three Grateful Dead members, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. Of course, the guitar playing of John Mayer was in the spotlight, as his bluesy style is a perfect fit for the band. Bassist Oteil Burbridge made waves for his lightning bolt shaped mohawk, shaved in honor of the debut stadium appearance. It should go without saying, but keyboardist Jeff Chimenti made himself present with his incredible presence on the organs.The band was also joined by a very special guest, as Donna Jean Godchaux joined the band on vocals for select tracks throughout the weekend. With her help, as well as some lead vocals from Burbridge, Dead & Company really flourished on their interpretations of Grateful Dead classics. From the opening notes of “Shakedown Street” to the final encore of “Samson & Delilah,” the band was rocking hard.Thanks to Quinfolk, we have quality audio streams to share from each night of music. Enjoy the hours of Dead & Company music!Saturday, June 25th:Sunday, June 26th:[Photo by Chad Anderson Photography]
JAMES SNYDER “A Road Most Traveled” – 8/4 at 7PM The If/Then star makes his 54 Below debut with a show that explores his own “what if?” moments, from starring in shows such as Cry-Baby, Rock of Ages and Carousel to getting married, finding out you’re going to be a dad and (of course), killing it on your very own Broadway.com video blog. Tag along on Snyder’s fun journey! GET TICKETS Dozens of stars flock to the 54 Below stage every week to show us what they got. Here are just some of the nightclub’s recently announced, sure-to-be amazing sets. Mark your calendars for these Broadway faves at the intimate supper club! 54 SINGS THE WIZ 8/10 at 7PM & 9:30PM We are so ready to ease on down the road (stairs?) to check out the latest installment of the nightclub’s “54 Sings” series. Tony nominees Vivian Reed and Adriane Lenox and Broadway alums Ken Page, Kingsley Leggs and Beautiful’s Rashidra Scott are just some of the names set to feel a brand new day. Belt it out with Dorothy and company for one night only! GET TICKETS HELENE YORKE “My Blossom Dearie” – 9/29 at 7PM The Bullets babe is trading in Olive’s hot dog-crazed shtick for something chic and subtle. Yorke’s 54 Below debut will celebrate a supper club star in her own time: jazz and blues singer Margrethe Blossom Dearie. Yorke will recreate the singer’s jazz sound with her own whimsical style and teases that there may be a few sweet surprises (bananas?). GET TICKETS CHRIS MILLER & NATHAN TYSEN “Tuck Everlasting & More” – 9/15 at 7PM & 9:30PM They’ve been heard at rock clubs, off-Broadway theaters and Sesame Street. The song-writing duo will welcome a host of Broadway talent to perform numbers from their shows, including The Burnt Part Boys and Fugitive Songs, plus a taste of their upcoming Tuck Everlasting. GET TICKETS THIS AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRA: CABARET 7/23 at 9:30PM Don’t tell mama, but while Alan Cumming and co. perform at Studio 54, another group of fishnet-clad entertainers are ready to bid you “Willkommen” downstairs. These symphonic rebels, along with some of New York’s finest nightclub singers, will present the Kander and Ebb tuner with arrangements infused with a glam rock sound. GET TICKETS PATRICK PAGE “Good to be Bad” – 8/27 at 7PM Our favorite Broadway bully is back! After a dastardly performance at the nightclub in January, Page returns to explore some of musical theater’s greatest villains and antiheroes we love to loathe—from Captain Hook to Sweeney Todd. What better man to take us on a diabolical journey than the Green Goblin/Scar/the Grinch/Henry VIII himself?! GET TICKETS LOUIS ST. LOUIS “Still Comin’ In Through the Kitchen” – 9/9 & 10 at 7PM He’s a man of many talents: composer, arranger, singer and then some. But before making a name for himself on shows like Smokey Joe’s Café, St. Louis started out in the cabaret scene. He returns to his roots to present a night of original songs that can be heard in Grease (and its infamous sequel), Disco People and more. GET TICKETS View Comments SAYCON SENGBLOH “Vintage Pop Soul” – 8/13 at 7PM & 8/29 at 11PM While her time in the electrifying Holler If Ya Hear Me may be cut short, this Broadway star, whose past credits include Motown, Fela! and Wicked, makes her debut at the supper club this summer. Expect popular tunes of past and present, hits from the Broadway stage and some originals from her EP: Southern Pin-Up. GET TICKETS
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Questions credit union marketers should ask.by: Karen BankstonIn their work on the team planning, implementing, and assessing mobile services, marketers can help guide the discussion about the strategic role and possibilities presented by this channel with key questions:What can we learn from other financial service providers and industries about best practices in launching and delivering mobile services? What expectations do mobile-savvy members have for their experience in interacting with the credit union via this channel?What audiences are we trying to serve and attract that we are not serving well or attracting today? Does the mobile channel meet the needs of current and future members?What value does mobile provide, and how does it complement and interface with our other services and delivery channels? continue reading »
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Jan 6, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 3-year-old Colorado boy fell ill with tularemia after a bite from a pet hamster last year in the first documented case of its kind in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.”Tularemia has not been associated previously with pet hamsters,” the CDC says in the Jan 7 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published online today. “Clinicians and public health officials should be aware that pet hamsters might be a potential source of tularemia.”Tularemia in the United States is usually linked to insect bites or handling carcasses of small animals, particularly rabbits. The disease is caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, one of the six biological agents deemed most likely to be used by terrorists.The Colorado boy’s family had bought six hamsters from a Denver pet store in January or February 2004, according to the CDC report. All the hamsters died of a diarrheal disease within a week after they were bought, but one of them bit the boy on a finger before it died. A week later the boy had fever and swollen axillary lymph nodes. His symptoms persisted despite treatment with amoxicillin clavulanate.Seven weeks after the onset of the boy’s symptoms, an axillary biopsy and subsequent laboratory tests led to the detection of F tularensis. The boy had had no other risk factors for exposure to tularemia, such as tick or mosquito bites or contact with game meat. He improved after treatment with ciprofloxacin, the article says.Investigation revealed that many hamsters kept at or recently bought from the Denver pet store had died around the time of the boy’s illness, the report says. But because no carcasses were available for testing, officials couldn’t confirm that the hamster was the source of the infection. However, a pet cat that lived at the store had a positive serologic test for tularemia, though it was not sick. In view of the circumstantial evidence and the lack of other possible risk factors, the hamster was the most likely cause of the boy’s illness, investigators concluded.The CDC speculates that wild rodents carrying tularemia might have “infested the pet store and spread the infection to hamsters by urinating and defecating through metal screens covering hamster cages.” A similar scenario led to a tularemia outbreak among monkeys in a zoo once before, the report says.Tularemia has been associated with “hamster hunting” in Russia but has not been previously linked with pet hamsters in the United States, the CDC says. No further cases were found after the pet-store owner was advised to set traps to control wild rodents, the article concludes.CDC. Tularemia associated with a hamster bite—Colorado, 2004. MMWR 2005 Jan 7;53(51 & 52):1202-3See also:CIDRAP overview of tularemia
New Taipei City held a model worker award ceremony on Thursday during which 249 outstanding workers, members of labor unions, and drivers were presented awards by Mayor Hou You-Yi.Speaking at the award ceremony, Mayor Hou Yu-yi said: “I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of all the citizens to all of our model workers for their dedication and hard work, including the drivers who remained at their position despite the outbreak, or the disabled workers who overcame their inherent limitations to care for the people.”Each of the award winners has an ordinary but touching story to tell. Among them, an Indonesian migrant worker named Wu Lan. Wu has been working in Taiwan for the past six years. She first took care of Mr. Chen and then assisted Mrs.Chen after her husband passed away. She accompanied her through the tragic loss of her husband. Read also: Indonesian worker locked up by Saudi Arabian family who employed her for 18 yearsLast year, Mrs.Chen, who suffers from several chronic illnesses, suddenly had difficulty breathing and collapsed on the floor. Remaining calm, Wu Lan called the ambulance and notified her employer, thus saving Mrs.Chen’s life before it was too late. She took good care of her when she was being treated at the hospital, making her recover faster.Chen Jui-chia, commissioner of The Labor Affairs Department, said that the department will continue to facilitate positive labor relationships and protect the rights of workers, as well as promoting employment.In the second half of the year, 100 job hunting events will be held aimed at first-time job seekers and people who are looking to change jobs.Topics : This article appeared on The China Post newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
Read also: Jakarta back under PSBB, but less strict than beforeHe said the administration would extensively trace and prevent COVID-19 family clusters in community units categorized as “red zones”.Rahmat expressed hoped that such strategies could also help improve the economy.“During the adaptation period, there are things we need to open, namely the economy and employment. Now, if we return to PSBB, we have to [restrict vehicle mobility with] 32 checkpoints and go back to the initial process,” he said.Similar to Jakarta, Bekasi has been experiencing a constant increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two months, especially since the city began to relax the PSBB.Bekasi has confirmed 2,072 cases as of Sept. 6, an increase from 1,324 cases as of Aug. 18, meaning an average of 24 people has tested positive for COVID-19 a day.From the total cases, 254 cases are active, including 207 patients under self-isolation and 47 patients under treatment.Rahmat said hospital bed capacity in Bekasi was almost full. The city has 198 isolation beds in 45 referral hospitals. (syk)Topics : The Bekasi administration in West Java is preparing new strategies to mitigate the COVID-19 epidemic, focusing on strengthening the quality of patient care and small-scale virus control in subdistricts, as the administration is unlikely to follow Jakarta in imposing full-scale restrictions.Bekasi, one of Jakarta’s satellite cities, has been imposing transitional large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), known as the adaptation to a new normal (ATHB), a policy with eased restrictions that recently failed in the capital.“We are discussing what to take on with Muspida [consultative leadership board] [on Monday]. Of course, we won’t have the PSBB,” Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi said on Sunday, as quoted by kompas.com. Rahmat said Bekasi would improve the quality of patient care, including by preparing a hotel designated for the isolation of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, with the help of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).“In addition to Patriot Stadium, isolation will be carried out at the [hotel] if the BNPB is [ready to help]. We have to know the operational standards and the technical instructions,” he said.The Bekasi administration will strengthen the implementation of RW Siaga (community unit alertness) in every subdistrict, with the aim of controlling COVID-19 transmission and maintaining food security, Rahmat said.“The [West Java] province recommends micro PSBB, aiming to strengthen alertness in community units and apply local quarantines in that scope,” he said.
A union of Dutch defence staff has suggested it would take civil service scheme ABP to court if it were to change its articles of association to enable it to unilaterally change pension arrangements of military and civilian personnel at the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD).In a letter, published in the magazine of GOV/MBH, the union for officers as well as high- and mid-ranking civilian staff, pensions lawyer Mark Heemskerk said ABP’s plan was “not acceptable and in violation with legislation”.The €389bn pension scheme wants to change the pension arrangements for MoD staff from final salary to average salary, arguing that providing the final salary plan – currently the single exception within the pension fund – was too complicated.When asked by IPE, ABP said it had been seeking solutions for simplifying the complexity of the pension plan for defence staff since the summer of 2016, but indicated it could not comment any further. However, the minutes of a meeting of the scheme’s accountability body confirmed that “if consultation would not result in an agreement, ABP’s board would have to prepare an adjustment of the articles of association”.According to sources, ABP’s board was considering a compromise proposal to implement a simplified final salary plan next year.In this scenario, the social partners of employers and workers would have until October 2018 to come up with an agreement for an average salary plan.The union indicated that it needed more time, as the introduction of average salary arrangements also required changes of the salary structure of defence staff.Young participants would accrue more pension rights early in their career but would initially lose out on net income, while higher-ranking military staff could lose up to 20% of their pension, it argued.This has been an issue since ABP switched from final to average salary plans in 2004 for most of its civil servant participants.
Norwegian oil company Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling in the North Sea with the Transocean Spitsbergen rig. Transocean Spitsbergen; Photo by Kenneth Engelsvold; Source EquinorThe safety agency said on Wednesday it had given Equinor consent to drill exploration well 16/5-7 in production license 502, which is located in the North Sea offshore Norway.The well 16/5-7 is to be drilled north-west of the Utsira High in the North Sea, south-west of Johan Sverdrup and north-east of Sleipner.Water depth at the location is around 105 meters. Drilling is scheduled to begin in mid-May 2019 and is estimated to last for 28 days.The well will be drilled by Transocean Spitsbergen, which is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Aker H-6e type, operated by Transocean Norway Operations.Transocean Spitsbergen received Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in 2012.
One easy way to determine if banknotesare genuine and not altered is by checking the watermark by viewing thebanknote against the light from either side. According to Guimbal police chiefPolice Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Caro, Garillo had them compare the two fakeP500 bills; they were similar. Omar was detained at the Guimbalpolice station. She faces a charge for violation of Article 168 of the RevisedPenal Code (illegal possession and use of false treasury bank notes) and forestafa. Of particular concern to BSP-Iloiloare sectors of the economy most vulnerable to fake money – small-time traderssuch as vendors./PN In November 2019 over 50 pieces offake P500 bills were seized in Barangay San Isidro, Jaro, Iloilo City. The PRO-6 will be investigating Omar,said Malong. Garillo told the Guimbal police Omarwas the second person to pay her fake P500 that day. ILOILO City – Beware of counterfeitpeso bills, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) alerted small entrepreneurssuch as sari-sari storeowners andvendors. “To us, this means there could likelybe a group spreading fake money. Ga-operatesila sa mga banwa para indi mabal-an ngafake ila kwarta,” said Caro. The BSP called on the public to reportany information on currency counterfeiting to the nearest police station or lawenforcement agency, for appropriate action. It issued the warning following thearrest of a woman at the public market of Guimbal, Iloilo after paying a storewith what the owner later discovered to be a fake P500 bill. The 24-year-old Mailen Omar fromCotobato province was arrested at 9:15 a.m. on Monday after buying some itemsfrom the store of Rosita Garillo at the Guimbal public market. “Based in our intelligence monitoring,may ara gid man naga-operate pero indi gid daku nga sindikato, mgamagagmay lang nga mga grupo,” said Malong. BSP said people should carefully feel,look and tilt the banknotes to check the identifiable security features. “We reminde storeowners to scrutinizethoroughly the money being paid them. Some people use fake money,” said PoliceLieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 information officer. Malong said the PRO-6 has notmonitored an organized fake money syndicate in Western Visayas. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)Iloilo branch urged the public as early as two months ago to become familiarwith the various security features of the Philippine currency to avoid beingvictimized by those spreading counterfeit peso bills. The watermark in the blank spaceshould be the same image as the portrait on the banknote and denominationalvalue. A street vendor counts peso bills above her makeshift stall. BLOOMBERG