Analog Son To Bring The Funk To Boulder With PHO And Envy Alo

first_imgOver the past few years, Analog Son has built a reputation throughout Colorado as being one of the tightest funk acts around. Since the band’s inception, co-founders Jordan Linit (guitar) and Josh Fairman (bass) have followed the basic tenets of the FUNK to a tee: freedom of expression; the fusion of jazz, soul, and R&B; and most importantly, filthy, filthy grooves to put the stank on that face. The group is set to headline Boulder, Colorado’s The Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 12th, with support from PHO and Envy Alo (purchase tickets here).With two proper studio albums under their belt including the recent 2017 release of Black Diamond, the formidable duo behind Analog Son has been joined by the likes of New Orleans royalty Ivan Neville, singer Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), Nigel Hall (Lettuce) percussionist Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), keyboardist Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds), both Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny” Bloom of The Shady Horns, and many more in the studio. Given that Fairman—who also recently joined fellow Colorado act SunSquabi—has his own recording studio where he has produced many of the aforementioned artists and then some, Analog Son’s studio albums are consistently all-star efforts worthy of a listen. In the live setting, Analog Son taps a loose collection of artists to join them on stage and help create the high-energy funk shows that they’ve become known for.Hailing from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN, FYI), instrumental funk act PHO blends modern and classic influences to take their music beyond all musical boundaries. The group has toured around the country with The Motet, Dopapod, and Jonathan Richman, to name a few. Their biggest “WTF! Is this really happening?” moment came when Prince himself found the band on Youtube and posted about them, subsequently inviting them to play at Paisley Park in support of Larry Graham. If The Purple One’s personal recommendation isn’t enough, then you have to ask yourself, what is?Old-school organ funk and progressive guitar rock drive the “boogaloo fusion” sound that defines Boulder-based trio Envy Alo. With their immense musicality at the forefront, the trio consisting of Aaron Pettine (synth/organ), Kevin Hinder (guitar), and Nate Etter (drums) has steadily been gaining a following across Colorado since their inception in 2015. The band had a standout performance in Boulder back in July of this year, which truly put this young group on the map. This time around, expect the group to go even bigger for their upcoming return to the Fox Theatre.Analog Son guitarist Jordan Linit discussed his upcoming show with Analog Son at the Fox Theatre, which follows a summer that witnessed some big moments for the band, “Analog Son has been sounding better than ever. We’re coming off an extreme high after our first Red Rocks show with The String Cheese Incident this summer. The Fox Theater is a gem in one of the nation’s most vibrant music scenes. Come watch us tear the roof off!”Tickets for Analog Son with PHO and Envy Alo on Thursday, Oct. 12th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[cover photo courtesy of Analog Son’s FB page and J. Mimna Photography]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets Below!last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Black Stars working hard to win trophy – Andre Ayew

first_imgBlack Stars skipper, Andre Ayew, believes his side are working tirelessly to lift this year’s Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Egypt. According to Ayew, they believe the only key to being successful at the upcoming continental campaign was through hard work. The Black Stars have been camping in Dubai as they prepare for the tournament. They will travel to Egypt on Thursday to step up preparations ahead of their first group match against Benin on Tuesday. “We have been in Dubai for a while now and I can tell you that everyone is working tirelessly to ensure we deliver the AFCON title to Ghanaians.“Everyone here believes in hard work being the key to success and are focused on working towards that in order to achieve our goals,” he added.The senior national team last won the tournament in 1982.last_img read more

A Vigil Against Hate

first_imgRED BANK — It was planned in a rush last Saturday evening as events were continuing in real time, with the vigil for peace becoming a near-spontaneous outpouring of passion, voicing opposition and anecdotes to the day’s violence.The hastily convened vigil conducted on Aug. 12 at Riverside Gardens Park, West Front Street, attracted between 100 to 150 people. The crowd included Borough Council members Edward Zipprich and Kathy Horgan, candidates for various races, clergy members, and many from the surrounding communities who were motivated to express their concern over the events earlier in the day in Charlottesville, Virginia.There, members of various white supremacist and anti-government groups marched and clashed with counter-protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, a confederate Civil War general. The demonstration, labeled the “Unite the Right” rally, conducted by what is often described as “alt-right” groups, including members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, anti-government groups and others expressing support for what they deem “white culture,” offered blatant racist and hate rhetoric.The violence there led to the death of one woman who was struck by a car driven into a crowd earlier on Saturday; two Virginia State Police troopers also died when the helicopter they were flying in to monitor the crowds crashed. Dozens of others were injured in the melee, various media outlets reported.“So much hate has been unleashed,” said the Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst, minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, in Lincroft.But this gathering was for a different reason, she announced. “We are here to say ‘no’ to hate,” Jarocha-Ernst said. “We are here to say ‘no’ to racism.”“May we find a way to end this,” was Jarocha-Ernst’s wish.Red Bank resident Kate Triggiano, who is the co-chair of the Monmouth County Young Progressives Committee and has been active on a number of progressive and liberal political fronts, said she was watching in dismay as the day’s events unfolded on cable TV news. She said she had started to receive calls from friends asking about getting something together in response. “We knew we had to do something, we wanted to do something,” Triggiano said. She explained she began spreading the word through social media, with others on Facebook continuing the thread, with the crowd convening about 8 p.m.The group on hand sang hymns and offered their observations concerning the day’s events.Despite what motivated it, “This is magnificent,” said the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, looking at the peaceful crowd. Caldwell, a self-described civil rights advocate, said he had participated in the Freedom Summer, when he and others traveled to the South in 1964 to help register African-Americans to vote – facing violence and intimidation by groups like the KKK. “So, I’ve been around a whole lot,” and have seen violence of this type before, he said. “It seems to me in the U.S.A. there are some people who have a problem with people of color,” he added.“It’s time to be angry,” said Rabbi Marc Kline of the Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls. “It’s time to be angry enough to do something” about the “ignorance that reigns and reigns supreme,” he continued.“Today it is time to stand together,” and to let voices be heard, Kline said. “We have to take this moment to start making phone calls, writing letters,” he advised.“We are on the side of America. We are on the side of freedom. We are on the side of justice,” said Sue Fulton, who was last year’s Democratic candidate for Monmouth County freeholder. “I say we have to remember what side we are on.”Fulton and others criticized President Donald Trump, seeing his comments in response to the day’s events inadequate and tepid. “He didn’t condemn anything,” Fulton said.Trump on Monday offered a more direct condemnation of the various groups after being disparaged from many corners, including from fellow Republicans. In his comments, he called the groups “repugnant.”On Tuesday, however, Trump seemed to reverse himself, telling reporters “both sides” were to blame for the weekend’s violence, unleashing another round of criticism for the president’s views.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

How to Integrate Your Ruby on Rails Application With Google Apps and the Apps Marketplace

first_imgTags:#hack#How To Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Vincent Van Gemert and the Floorplanner team ran into a few stumbling blocks while preparing their product for the Google Apps Market. “We found out that a lot of people were struggling with the existing Rails libraries and the OAuth authorization method,” Van Gemert wrote. That’s why Van Gemert created a guide for integrating Ruby on Rails applications with Google Apps and the Apps Marketplace, which Google has published on its Apps Developer Blog.Van Gemert’s guide covers:The initial setupRails libraries and OpenIDUsing the Google Data APIsAlthough this guide is Google specific, learning more about oAuth is a great idea if you want to start offering your projects through web-based app stores. Related Posts last_img read more

When Your Prospect Steals Your Idea

first_imgYou worry about your dream client taking your big idea and executing it themselves—or worse, giving the idea to your competition. As unfortunate as this is, it is a necessary risk and part of being consultative. One way to make this point is to recognize how absurd it would be to try withholding your insights and ideas.Client: “Do you have any ideas about what wevmight do to improve?”You: “Yes, I do.”Client: “What should we be considering? What should we do?”You: “I know the answer.”Client: “What is it?”You: “I can’t tell you.”Client: “You can’t tell me?”You: “No. I can’t.Client: “What? Why not?”You: “You are just going to have to trust me and sign the contract.”Client: “Sign a contract to do what?”You: “Help you get the result you need.”Client: “But, shouldn’t I be able to understand how you are going to help before I decide? What if it isn’t something we can do?”You: “I’ll tell you what the solution looks like after you sign the contract, then you will know how we produce those results.”Client: “What, is it a secret?”You: “Yes. No one knows how we get these results. We hold this secret sacred. We can never allow our competitors to discover it.”Client: “Thank you so much for your time, Johnny Illuminati.”Being a Consultative SellerYou cannot be consultative without sharing your ideas and insights.Mostly, what you do isn’t so different that your competitors couldn’t do the same thing if they wanted to. The reason they don’t is that they don’t want to, or they are executing a different strategy or business model. Nothing stays a secret forever, and in many industries, people find very similar ways to get to the same result—or something close. Over time, things tend towards commoditization.If you are ahead of your competition in some area, giving them the idea doesn’t mean they could execute if they tried, which is why real differentiation tends to last awhile. People and companies don’t change easily or quickly.When a prospective client runs off with your idea or passes it off to your competitor, they often continue to have the same problems, including a lack of new and relevant ideas and a partner who can’t fill that gap.When this happens, you need to address it. You cannot avoid difficult conversations.You: “I would love to keep sharing ideas with you, but to do that, you’re going to have to commit to letting us help you execute them. While we would love to serve you, we aren’t interested in helping teach our competitors how to think about the problems we solve. Is that fair?”last_img read more

Alberta Investment Management and Scotiabank selling shares in TMX Group

first_imgTORONTO – The Bank of Nova Scotia and Alberta Investment Management Corp. are reducing their stake in TMX Group Ltd.Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) and AIMCo have each agreed to sell 2.75 million shares in the stock exchange operator that combined represent a 9.9 per cent stake in the company.The shares (TSX:X) are being sold at a price of $67 per share. The buyer or buyers of the shares were not immediately identified.TMX shares closed at $67.75 on Tuesday.Once the sale is complete, Scotiabank and AIMCo say they will each hold less than a five per cent stake in TMX and no longer be entitled to appoint nominees to the company’s board.AIMCo manages investments on behalf of 32 pension, endowment and government funds in Alberta, while Scotiabank is one of Canada’s largest banks.last_img read more

Ontario retailers acting rationally to minimum wage hike CoucheTard CEO

first_imgMONTREAL – Most Ontario retailers are acting rationally in response to January’s large increase in the minimum wage and not cutting hours of operations, the CEO of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Tuesday.“Maybe it’s a bit early to call it, but we think economics are prevailing and that these costs are being covered by increased sales and margins in Ontario,” Brian Hannasch said during its quarterly conference call.Even though the nearly 21 per cent increase in the province’s minimum wage was the largest he’s seen in his career, Hannasch said the company is working on strategies to offset those costs and remain competitive.The Ontario government’s decision to boost its minimum wage to $14 per hour this year and to $15 in 2019 has been criticized by business groups that claim it will force employers to hire less and increase automation.Couche-Tard’s shares sustained the largest decrease in at least two years after the convenience store operator widely missed analysts earnings expectations as its third-quarter results were hurt by lower U.S. fuel profits and the lingering impact from last fall’s hurricane Harvey.The shares closed down 6.45 per cent to C$59.60 in Tuesday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. That exceeds the 6.02 per cent decrease in February 2016.The Quebec-based convenience store retailer, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, said its net earnings attributable to shareholders surged about 62 per cent to $463.9 million as acquisitions and a $182.2 million net tax benefit from the U.S. corporate tax cut offset challenges in the quarter.That equalled 82 cents per diluted share, compared with 50 cents per share or $287 million a year earlier.Excluding the tax benefit and other one-time items, its adjusted profit increased marginally to $304 million or 54 cents per share.Revenue for the 16-week period ended Feb. 4 totalled $15.79 billion, up from $11.42 billion.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 74 cents per share and revenue of nearly $15.63 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.Hannasch said its network in Europe, Canada and the acquired CST Brands sites experienced improving trends from higher same-store fuel volumes, merchandise revenues and in-store gross margins.But the U.S. fuel margin decreased 17 per cent to 15.66 cents per gallon driven mainly by the volatility from a rapid rise in crude oil prices particularly in Arizona and Texas.“So we view that as an anomaly,” he told analysts.“Could it recur? Yes. But over longer periods of time we think we’ve got a very competitive cost structure in the southwest part of the United States and that will fare well for us over longer periods of time.”Same-site fuel volumes declined 0.4 per cent in the U.S. as Texas was impacted by stores still recovering from hurricane Harvey. Increased pre-tax expenses caused by hurricanes totalled $1.8 million.Derek Dley of Canaccord Genuity attributed 17 of the 19 cents per share earnings miss in the quarter to softer-than-expected fuel margins.He estimates that the decrease in the 2019 U.S. corporate tax rate to between 17 and 19 per cent could add four- to eight-cents per share to its full-year EPS estimate.While tepid U.S. gas volumes and margins were the biggest surprise in the quarter, Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets remains positive about Couche-Tard, “particularly given the tailwind of recently closed CST and Holiday Stationstores acquisitions.”The company said it has converted more than 2,500 stores in North America and more than 1,450 in Europe to its new Circle K brand. It has started to convert the Mac’s brand in Canada. The brand will be featured everywhere except Quebec, where the Couche-Tard name will remain.Alimentation Couche-Tard has 12,750 stores and 15,970 locations, including those licensed under the Circle K brand and those that are part of last year’s merger with wholesale fuels distributor CrossAmerica Partners LP.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:ATD.B)last_img read more

Belgium boss Messi is a great player to watch

first_imgBelgium manager Roberto Martinez believes that Lionel Messi is one of the best players to watch in footballThe Spaniard, who led the Red Devils to a best-ever finish of third at the World Cup in Russia, revealed his admiration for Messi during for the futsal Champions League in Belgium.“Whatever is said about Leo Messi, there’s nothing new,” Martinez told the club website. “He is a player you can really enjoy,”“When he is out on the field, and he’s at a level like the one he showed in England, that’s something everyone can appreciate.”Messi has continued his fine performances for Barcelona this season with 11 goals and five assists in 11 games across all competitions.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Manager Ernesto Valverde is determined to ensure that the Catalans do better in the Champions League this time around following their shock quarter-final exit at the hands of AS Roma last season.And things have got off to a strong start for Barcelona with convincing wins over PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham in their opening two games of Group B.“Barça, as well as other teams, are candidates to win it all. There aren’t too many teams around the world that are built to win it. They hope to compete for everything, and that doesn’t change with one good or a bad match,” said Martinez.“Every year the Champions League competition gets more and more difficult. It’s very difficult to find a team to win three years in a row, but this year it’s pretty balanced, and I think we will see one of the best competitions we’ve seen in recent years.”last_img read more

Work permit holders changing jobs to face new scrutiny

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Governor happy with promise to speed up work permit process Related Items:immigration board, new policy, work permit Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – Cabinet last week agreed to change the way work permits for expatriate workers can be issued when these individuals are switching employment. Once the policy change is formalized it will mean more scrutiny for foreign workers who want to swap jobs. The press release from the Governor’s office reveals that it was agreed to amend the policy which prohibited the grant of work permits to persons changing employers. It will call for work permits in these cases to at first satisfy the Immigration Board; and it will have to be proven to the Board that the situation is an exceptional circumstance as the applicant meets certain other criteria which will reportedly be developed by the Minister. With the modification, the worker from abroad will have to have a formal release from the previous employer as a condition of consideration. All worker sectors will be impacted by this coming change as the policy extends to public, statutory bodies and private companies. Work Permit process needs to speed up, Cabinet hears from UK Consultant Work Permit Rules To Be Adhered Tolast_img read more