Jennifer Hartswick Announces New Solo Album, ‘Nexus’

first_imgToday, the powerfully versatile Jennifer Hartswick has announced the coming release of her latest solo album. The latest solo release from the Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist, titled Nexus will feature contributions from 6-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride as well as longtime musical partner Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), with whom she completed a duo tour earlier this year. As the announcement notes, on Nexus, Hartswick delivers “a powerful and vulnerable performance from the depths of her soul.”Nexus is available for pre-order now via Jennifer Hartswick’s website on vinyl along with various custom merch packages. The album will be officially released on Friday, September 7th.In addition to her upcoming album release, Hartswick has a number of upcoming performances scheduled with a variety of different acts, including her duo with Nick Cassarino, New Orleans Suspects, Shaun Martin’s Go Go Party, The Nth Power, Umphrey’s McGee, and more. You can see a list of her upcoming dates below. For more information, or to grab your tickets to any of Hartswick’s upcoming gigs, head to her website.View Upcoming Tour DatesJennifer Hartswick Upcoming Tour Dates8.5Jen Hartswick & Nick CassarinoNewport Jazz FestivalNewport, RI8.8New Orleans SuspectsNarrows CenterFall River, MA8.9New Orleans SuspectsBrooklyn BowlBrooklyn, NY8.10New Orleans SuspectsThe HamiltonWashington, DC8.11New Orleans SuspectsArdmore Music HallPhiladelphia, PA8.15Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyWoodlands TavernColumbus, OH8.16Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyHi-FiIndianapolis, IN8.17Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyMartyr’sChicago, IL8.18Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyFounders BreweryGrand Rapids, MI8.19Shaun Martin’s Go Go PartyOtus SupplyFerndale, MI8.28Nth PowerTerminal WestAtlanta, GA8.29Nth PowerCedar Street Social ClubMobile, AL8.30Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeJoy TheaterNew Orleans, LA8.31Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeMoody TheaterAustin, TX9.1Nth Power / Umphrey’s McGeeHouse Of BluesDallas, TX9.2Nth PowerLast Concert CafeHouston, TX9.8Jennifer Hartswick & Nick CassarinoDavid Shaw’s Big River Get DownHamilton, OH9.15Jennifer Hartswick & Nick CassarinoJazz On 2nd AveNiwot, COlast_img read more

Boston Calling Announces 2019 Lineup: Tame Impala, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, More

first_imgThis spring’s edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival is set to take place at Massachusetts’ Harvard Athletic Complex from May 24th–26th. The tenth-annual event’s lineup features headlining performances from Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala.Odesza, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lord Huron, Sheck Wes, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Christine and the Queens, Big Red Machine, King Princess, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), and Guster round out the top three lines of the diverse lineup. Also performing are Tank and the Bangas, Snakehips, Chromeo (DJ Set), Ravyn Lenae, Superorganism, Imogen Heap, and many more.PHOTOS: Jack White, Queens Of The Stoneage, Portugal. The Man, More At 2018 Boston CallingEarly Bird tickets are currently available here. For more information, head to the festival website.last_img read more

How To Cut A Hole In Sheetrock For An Electrical Outlet With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsDo you want to add an outlet to your home but you’re worried that you might be unable to cut a hole in the wall?Fear not, because Doug Cornwell, the chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, shows you how easy it is to create the space you need in this recent installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60-Second Fix: How to Cut a Hole for an Outlet in 60 Seconds.”Here, the goal is simple. He’s recently installed a new double-switch for the lights, and now he wants to add an electrical outlet nearby for the plugs. He demonstrates how to cut through the finished Sheetrock without making a big ordeal out of it so you can simply insert an electrical outlet box right into the hole.The key to this process is that the wall is already finished. The Sheetrock has been installed and painted; the underlying wall studs are covered up so you can’t access them. This distinction is important because it determines what kind of electrical box is suitable for installation.“Part one is getting the wire there,” he explains. “The other part is cutting the hole out so you can put the box in. Today I’m going to show you how to cut the box out.”Cornwell uses what is called an “old work” or “retrofit” PVC outlet box, which means that the plastic box is not intended for new construction projects.“The walls are closed,” Cornwell explains here. “They’re not open.”He holds the plastic blue box, and recommends that you make sure it’s up to code in your area, which you can do when you’re at your local hardware store.Generally, these electrical boxes come in two kinds: plastic or metal. The plastic boxes are easier for the amateur handyman to handle because they’re lighter than metal and they’re also cheaper.“First thing you want to do is determine the location of the hole,” Cornwell advises.As he shows here, you want to keep the outlet at approximately the same height as the switch for aesthetic purposes and convenience. Take the box and place it firmly against the wall with one hand so you can outline the straight edges with a pencil. Carefully mark all four sides of the box on the wall.“This way you know the area you want to cut out,” he says.You can cut the hole out in several ways. For this job, he wields a small keyhole-type Sheetrock saw, which can cost between $5 and $10. Use whatever tool you’re comfortable with, because this task is not too time-consuming and the hole is manageably small.The keyhole saw is built to penetrate the wall and enable you to perform the in-and-out sawing motion easily. Use the blade to follow along the pencil lines carefully. Try to be as exact as possible because you don’t want to leave an unnecessarily wide gap. When you come to the corner, carefully remove the blade so you don’t tear the wall surface, and then start on the other side.Once you have the little section of the wallboard almost completely cut out, make sure you hold onto the piece so it won’t fall behind the wall.Now comes the installation of the electrical box.As Cornwell points out, the plastic box has two corner screws, one for the top and one for the bottom. Tightening each screw moves a little wing-like flap attached to the back of the box and starts to draw it up until it touches the other side of the Sheetrock and locks in place. These plastic tabs are supposed to act as clamps as they flip into action but they can be rather flimsy flappers, so don’t take them for granted.“You want to go slow with this,” Cornwell says. “You don’t want to go too fast because you just want it to be snug up against the back of the wall.”Done properly, it locks up the box’s top corner and bottom corner.After you’re ready, you can place the box into the wall, line up the screws, and tighten them accordingly.“Once you see the screw start to pull further into the box, stop,” says Cornwell. “You don’t want to pull it through the Sheetrock. That’s it. It’s in.”Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsTo make sure he’s done, Cornwell prods all four sides with his fingers to make sure the electrical box won’t wiggle.See how simple that was? Thanks to Alure Home Improvements, cutting a hole in Sheetrock is as easy as 1-2-3!last_img read more

Internationally recognised wellness counsellor is selling her Hamilton home

first_img12 Whyenbah St, Hamilton.SATISH and Yildiz Sethi are selling up their massive Hamilton home.Yildiz Sethi is an internationally renowned author and wellness counsellor who also runs her business out of the property at 12 Whyenbah St. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201912 Whyenbah St, Hamilton.The five-bedroom home, which is listed through Ian Walkley of Place – Coorparoo will be auctioned on April 29 at 12 noon.It has views of the river and back toward the Brisbane CBD. The house has two kitchens and large family and living areas across three levels.The master bedroom is on the top level of the home and has its own private balcony.Ms Sethi said they had decided to sell just to live in a different location. Yildiz Sethi is selling her Hamilton home.She said they had loved the area with the home on the hill and overlooking the river.last_img read more

Seven activists arrested after rig protest in Scotland

first_imgSeven people have reportedly been arrested after taking part in a protest against the oil and gas industry by climbing on a Valaris-owned and Shell-chartered jack-up rig destined for the North Sea. Source: Extinction RebellionAs reported on Monday, activists from the environmental organization Extinction Rebellion occupied the Valaris JU-122 jack-up rig located in Dundee harbor. The rig is currently contracted by Shell for operations in the North Sea.The activists scaled the rig with an intention to stay up there for as long as possible to stop the rig leaving the harbor, and to halt the rig’s operations in the North Sea.However, the environmental group said later on Monday that the activists had left the rig due to deteriorating weather conditions.These activists had one chance, and they took it. In the end, it was too dangerous to carry on. Others don’t get to choose what danger they are in. The climate crisis, driven by fossil fuel emissions, is putting millions, potentially billions in grave danger.— Extinction Rebellion Scotland ? (@ScotlandXr) January 6, 2020 According to BBC, the three female protesters that climbed the rig on Monday came down five hours later. The news agency also said that a total of seven people had been arrested.BBC also reported that seven people had been charged in connection with an “occupation” at a drilling rig at the Port of Dundee. Three women, aged 25, 27, and 35, and four men aged 21, 23, 24, and 31 are expected to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court later, BBC said.Despite the quick closure of the rig protest and the subsequent arrests, Extinction Rebellion said that this was just the beginning.This is just the beginning of Rig Rebellion 2.0, Extinction Rebellion Scotland’s series of actions focussing on the fossil fuel industry and its driving role in the climate crisis. Actions are planned across Scotland for the next fortnight.— Extinction Rebellion Scotland ? (@ScotlandXr) January 6, 2020Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Most child-abuse victims are babies under a year old

first_imgNZ Herald 13 January 2015The majority of children admitted to the Starship hospital as the result of suspected abuse or neglect are under 1 year old.Figures provided to the Herald under the Official Information Act reveal three children died at the hospital and 130 suspected abuse cases were referred to police between July 1, 2013, and June 30 last year, compared with one death and 122 referrals in 2012/13.The median age of the children admitted for abuse – or neglect-related injuries was just 5 months.Starship hospital child protection team leader Dr Patrick Kelly said head injuries were the most common in children admitted with injuries caused by suspected abuse.“About 20 per cent of these children have other fractures as well, especially rib fractures.“Outpatients – usually brought in by CYF [Child, Youth and Family] or the police – are usually older children who present with soft-tissue injuries: black eyes, bruising, patterned marks from being slapped or struck with an object.”Dr Kelly said the perpetrator of the abuse was “very variable”.“Like most centres, our anecdotal experience is that male offenders are more common than female offenders, and non-biologically related males – ‘stepfathers’ – are disproportionately represented,” he said.“However, with very young infants the offender sometimes cannot be reliably identified, and in very young infants the mother can often be the offender, particularly if there are issues like postnatal depression.”The missing link? Marriage!http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11385415last_img read more

‘TRANSANITY’: Heard of ‘transabled’? You will soon.

first_imgNational Post 3 June 2015 When he cut off his right arm with a “very sharp power tool,” a man who now calls himself One Hand Jason let everyone believe it was an accident.But he had for months tried different means of cutting and crushing the limb that never quite felt like his own, training himself on first aid so he wouldn’t bleed to death, even practicing on animal parts sourced from a butcher.“My goal was to get the job done with no hope of reconstruction or re-attachment, and I wanted some method that I could actually bring myself to do,” he told the body modification website ModBlog.His goal was to become disabled.People like Jason have been classified as ‘‘transabled’’ — feeling like imposters in their bodies, their arms and legs in full working order.“We define transability as the desire or the need for a person identified as able-bodied by other people to transform his or her body to obtain a physical impairment,” says Alexandre Baril, a Quebec born academic who will present on “transability” at this week’s Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Ottawa.“The person could want to become deaf, blind, amputee, paraplegic. It’s a really, really strong desire.”Researchers in Canada are trying to better understand how transabled people think and feel. Clive Baldwin, a Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies who teaches social work at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B., has interviewed 37 people worldwide who identify as transabled.Most of them are men. About half are in Germany and Switzerland, but he knows of a few in Canada. Most crave an amputation or paralysis, though he has interviewed one person who wants his penis removed. Another wants to be blind.Many people, like One Hand Jason, arrange “accidents” to help achieve the goal. One dropped an incredibly heavy concrete block on his legs — an attempt to injure himself so bad an amputation would be necessary. But doctors saved the leg. He limps, but it’s not the disability he wanted.The transabled are very secretive and often keep their desires to themselves, Baldwin says. One 78-year-old man told Baldwin he’d lived with the secret for 60 years and never told his wife.Some of his study participants do draw parallels to the experience many transgender people express of not feeling like they’re in the right body. Baldwin says this disorder is starting to be thought of as a neurological problem with the body’s mapping, rather than a mental illness.Transability is also known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder, which was only just added to the “emerging measures and models” appendix section of the DSM-5 in 2013. Many transabled people want to see it fully added to the psychiatric bible because it might legitimize their experience in the field of medicine, Baril notes.http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com//news/canada/becoming-disabled-by-choice-not-chance-transabled-people-feel-like-impostors-in-their-fully-working-bodieslast_img read more

Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector

first_imgHealthLifestyleLocalNews Rotary Club donates four audiometers to Health sector by: – May 2, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share 145 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet (L-R) Adina Bellot-Valentine, Nurse DeAnne Graham, Dr. Martin Christmas, Marvlyn Birmingham ang Glen Ducreay at Wednesday’s presentation ceremonyThe Rotary Club of Dominica in keeping with their mandate of providing service above self has collaborated with two local companies to donate four audiometers to the Ministry of Health.An audiometer is a standard equipment which is used for evaluating hearing or the loss thereof and is an essential tool for the ministry particularly in assessing students ability to hear and whether they need hearing aids.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham told the presentation ceremony on Wednesday that the project began after she was informed by the mother of a “particularly challenged young woman” that her daughter needed replacement hearing aid but she was unable to meet the cost of the device.As a result Birmingham “networked and partnered” with Dr. Susan King of the Ross University School of Medicine to source hearing aid for that young lady and later to bring a “hearing mission” to Dominica. AC Shillingford & Company Limited and New India Assurance donated one audiometer while DOMLEC donated four to the Rotary Club’s “Touching Lives with the Gift of Hearing” project.Nurse DeAnne Graham who is responsible for administering the screening tests in the primary health program commended the Club and the sponsors for the donation as they have been unable to conduct screening for three years due to a lack of audiometers.“We have been really looking forward to having these audiometers. Every year all over the island, the school health care program which is the primary health program, we screen children for hearing in addition to other areas for vision and growth and so on. Over the last three years we have been unable to do so”.Audiometers which will be dsitrubuted to Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.Nurse Graham also underscored the pertinence of the audiometers as “every year after screening we have approximately 3% of our children failing the screening” in the Roseau district.“We are almost on our third year and many of these children have fallen through the cracks and we know what poor hearing can do to the school child; it can really affect the way they learn and this is just Roseau three years almost, the other six health districts, many of them have been without a screening audiometer for many years”.Manager of AC Shillingford Glen Ducreay noted his company’s delight in partnering with the Club to “give back to customers and by extension the community”. “Being able to hear is critical to the process of living one’s life to the fullest. In developing countries like ours the burden of hearing impairment is estimated to be twice as large as in developing countries probably because of a lack of audiometers to identify the problem, therefore untreated ear infections continue to plague our lives. This service justifies our donation of an audiometer to the health sector in Dominica,” Ducreay said. DOMLEC’s Communications and Marketing Manager Adina Bellot-Valentine whose company sponsored three audiometers explained that her company “had no hesitations in pledging support to this timely gesture” having heard the “telling story of a young man who was able to hear for the first time through the intervention of the Rotary Club”. Director of Primary Health Care Services and Rotarian Dr. Martin Christmas who accepted the audiometers on behalf of the Ministry of Health noted the importance of health care particularly hearing and commended both businesses and the Rotary Club for the donation.Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham also announced that AC Shillingford/New India Assurance requested that the audiometer which they donated go towards the Roseau health district and the others will be distributed one each to the Marigot, Castle Bruce and La Plaine health districts.The cost of one machine is estimated at US$15, 000.00Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

MMH Providing Free Home Drug-Testing Kits

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Margaret Mary Health has formed a partnership with the Stain’ Alive of Franklin County to provide parents with urine drug-testing kits.In 2015 Margaret Mary Health had 31 overdose cases, 18 of which were individuals under the age of 30.Hepatitis C is also on the increase in the area.The hospital saw 34 cases in 2014, but in 2015 there were 41.By providing parents with these kits, children can be tested in the privacy of their own home.In addition, hospital staff say if children know they may be tested, they may be less likely to use.The free drug-testing kits can be picked up at any of the following locations:Brookville LibraryCommunity Mental Health Center (Brookville)Laurel LibraryMargaret Mary HealthMargaret Mary Health Center of BrookvilleOldenburg Academylast_img read more