Fresh off an exciting fall tour, McLovins are rip roaring and ready to go for another extensive trip around the country. The band has announced a 25+ date tour schedule, including stops throughout Colorado and stretching the length of the East Coast.For those who haven’t heard this soulful funk-rock outfit, it’s an impressive combination of songwriting skills with extended improvisations and instrumental ingenuity. The band recently released a self titled album with Grammy award winning producer Bill Sherman, and have been touring extensively since.L4LM Premiere: McLovins Jam Out On ‘Thick Of It’ From New AlbumCheck out the full schedule of dates, which includes sets with Perpetual Groove, Aqueous, Mister F, and Frogs Gone Fishing, on the calendar below:
Mission Hills looking to keep city character intact as requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue
Mission Hills saw more than $33 million in new construction last year.With classic estates dating back to the city’s formation, traditional design and aesthetics have been at the core of Mission Hills’ identity for nearly a century. But a lot has changed since J.C. Nichols first platted the city in the 1910s, and Mission Hills is looking to proactively address the changes the city is likely to see as its housing stock ages and requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue to land at city hall.Last week, the city presented a slightly updated version of its comprehensive plan — the product of a year’s work between city staff and a consulting firm — to residents. And while the updated plan included only minor changes to the version first adopted in 1982 and tweaked since, the process of reviewing the document uncovered a number of burgeoning issues the city feels need to be addressed. Among them, how to account for the advent of new technologies like solar panels and geothermal wells that are becoming more and more popular in high-end homes. The city is also struggling with how to deal with modern building materials not explicitly approved in its current guidelines, items like composite materials for decking and openings.“There is a move away from wood windows and garage doors to modern materials,” said Jill Clifton, the city planner. “The question the city has to address is do we want to allow things that look different because they last longer?”Such issues aren’t likely to subside anytime soon. Mission Hills saw $33,238,510 worth of construction projects completed in the city in 2015. Only 2007, when the total was $34,185,033, saw more building activity in the last decade. There were eight house demolitions in Mission Hills in 2015 and nine in 2014. At present, there are 15 new-home construction projects under way in the city.Clifton said the city’s planning commission will be forming sub-committees in the coming months to address what guidelines might be helpful in preparing Mission Hills for the future while keeping the city’s character intact.Clifton also noted that the consultants’ review of census data showed that Mission Hills’ population is getting older, and the city will face a challenge of how to attract and retain younger families.“There is the goal of protecting our statuary and public spaces,” Clifton said. “They will also be looking at the issue of sidewalks and biking trails to improve safety.”The city believes protecting existing green spaces, like the Verona Columns, will be important in trying to attract and keep younger families.
Carolina Antón, Kim Watson, and El Ashwood each awarded grants for L-Acoustics training coursesWESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – September 2020 – Continuing to deepen its commitment to education, L-Acoustics recently announced a partnership with SoundGirls, kicking off an annual training grant program to support the organization’s mission to empower women in audio. Following a thorough panel review of numerous applications submitted by SoundGirls members, L-Acoustics is pleased to officially congratulate the three recipients of its 2020 SoundGirls Training Grants: Carolina Antón was awarded the L-ISA Grant, Kim Watson the Advanced Grant, and Eluned “El” Ashwood the Starter Grant. “We were overwhelmed by the interest and response that we received from the SoundGirls community regarding these training grants,” says Etienne Corteel, L-Acoustics Director of Education and Scientific Outreach, making the announcement. “In addition to supplying their CVs, each candidate submitted two essays on why they were applying for these grants and how they would benefit from them. Although it was a challenge for the SoundGirls board to narrow down only three winners from such a well-qualified and deserving group, Carolina, Kim, and El all clearly demonstrated their drive and zeal for audio excellence and are, in our eyes, inspiring champions for diversity in this industry.” Carolina Antón of Mexico City has been named as the L-ISA Grant recipient, and will participate in a three-day L-ISA training curriculum covering one of two available tracks: System, for systems engineers, or Mixing, for mix engineers. Serving as an FOH and/or monitor engineer on more than 20 tours for artists including Kool & The Gang, Gloria Gaynor, Natalia Lafourcade, MexFutura, Mon Laferte, and Leon Larregui, Antón has passion and experience creating immersive live mixes and system designs. As a system tech, monitor engineer and FOH engineer for two decades, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK-based Kim Watson is the recipient of the Advanced Grant and will complete the manufacturer’s Level 2 Variable Curvature Line Source (VCLS) and Loudspeaker System Calibration (LSC) modules. Having toured as a monitor engineer for The Subways and system fly tech for Blondie, Watson previously completed four modules from the Level 1 course to prepare her for Level 2 training as she progresses toward earning the K Systems Engineer (KSE) designation, following additional field work. Recently completing the L-Acoustics Systems Fundamentals online session in July as part of her Starter Grant, Eluned Ashwood of Manchester, UK will soon finish up the Level 1 course and earn the official status of Systems Technician (ST) after attending her choice of two K Series modules (K1, K2, Kara, Kiva II). Ashwood’s resumé includes a broad range of festival tech gigs with SSE Audio Group and Wigwam Acoustics, numerous A2 roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, and stage/PA tech work for Lionel Richie’s UK tour. “We are so excited to be working with L-Acoustics, recognized as one of the leaders in concert sound, to provide these grants to our members,” shares SoundGirls Co-Founder Karrie Keyes. “L-Acoustics is dedicated to innovation and design excellence and now a leader in helping to diversify the industry.” “It’s been our privilege to partner with the SoundGirls community by creating this annual grant program and taking an active step in helping fulfill their mission of educating and empowering women in audio,” Corteel adds in closing. “We’re proud of what each of our three new L-Acoustics family members have already accomplished so far, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements as they continue to make names for themselves in this wonderfully evolving business.” SoundGirls can be found online at www.soundgirls.org. For more details on L-Acoustics training, visit www.l-acoustics.com/en/training/program.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Henry MeierJust how big a deal is the announcement late yesterday afternoon that the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC have rejected the so-called “living wills” drawn up by the nation’s 11 largest financial institutions as inadequate to ensure that they can be liquidated in a cost effective manner? Depending on what happens next it could be like Vladimir Putin saying “I’m sorry” to the Ukrainians and giving them back Crimea, Tiger Woods suddenly getting healthy and winning the next five majors, or Congress actually passing meaningful legislation.Dodd-Frank required systemically important banks to submit bankruptcy plans that explain to the Federal Reserve and the FDIC how their liquidation can be executed in bankruptcy court in the event they fail. Previous submissions have been accepted by regulators without amendment. But, yesterday, the Fed and FDIC told the 11 largest banks, each with more than $250 billion in assets, to go back to the drawing board and credibly demonstrate how they can fail without putting the American taxpayer on the hook.The ostensible Dodd-Frank logic is that these plans will prevent the American public from extending an implicit guarantee to the behemoths that they are too big to fail. The statute provides that, in the event these plans are deficient, regulators can order these institutions to sell some of their assets and adhere to higher capital standards. But, as this recent exchange between Fed Chairman Yellen and Massachusetts Senator Warren demonstrates, it didn’t seem that regulators was taking these living wills seriously. Now they are or at least pretending like they are. The real test will be when the adjusted plans are resubmitted. If they don’t include asset divestitures than they aren’t serious proposals. But, the banks involved may be willing to gamble that, despite yesterday’s announcement, regulators will never force them to restructure their monstrosities. Time will tell.Why does it matter? Because if credit unions have to comply with Dodd-Frank it isn’t asking too much for a financial system to be put in place that prevents the banking system from getting sucked down another sinkhole anytime soon and taking credit unions down with it. continue reading »
Uliman petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Robert Uliman of Pompano Beach has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. In an order dated December 13, 2001, the Supreme Court suspended Uliman for three years nunc pro tunc to February 1, 2000, for his guilty plea to one felony count of using a telephone in the commission of and to facilitate acts constituting a drug crime. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Uliman’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 772-2245. Uliman petitions for Bar reinstatement January 1, 2007 Regular News
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Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 373 Views no discussions Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary Three recieve First Domestic scholarships by: – August 11, 2016 Three students who will enter high school for the first time during the 2016/2017 academic year beginning in September have received scholarships from First Domestic Insurance Company Limited.The students; Metin Brumant, Meah Purity Andrew and Bernice Lawrence received their packages during a ceremony on Wednesday August 10, 2016.Operations Manager Nadia Laville-Frank said the company stands by its philosophy that their first responsibility is to their customers.“One of the ways we can demonstrate this is by giving back to our community. We believe in the benefits of a sound education for the development of the youth, tomorrow’s future.”The scholarship she explained is awarded to children of their policy holders to help with expenses associated with the cost of their children’s education.This scholarship has been awarded by the company for the past sixteen years and so far forty have benefited from it.The awardees Mrs Laville-Frank said are chosen not only for their academic achievements but based on need as well.In addition to these three new scholarships the company has continued with six previous scholarships awarded to daughter of FDIC employee Tricia Alexander along with Coann Lockhart, Jeanelle Jno Baptiste, Celia Xavier, Orlannice St. Rose and Neima Hector.Mrs. Laville-Frank encouraged the students to work hard paying attention to their studies.“Make us proud and make your parents proud. The world is yours and you can choose where you go but please choose wisely.”
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The 9th Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2017 will be held on Sunday, April 30 on Pratumnak Hill in south Pattaya from 07:00 am – 12:00 pm.The races will follow the usual mixed-terrain route combining steep asphalt hills and tricky off-road descents with the full course distance expected to be approx. 4km in length.Cyclists will test their riding skills and fitness levels at the Pattaya Mountain Bike Challenge 2017.The riders will be split into relevant age and gender related categories with prizes on offer in each division. Everyone with a bicycle (MTB recommended) is welcome to come and take part and the entry fee is 350 baht for adults and free for children not older than 15 years old.For more information or to register to take part, contact 081-3155773, 086-1460146, or 081-8540537.