Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and voter registration non-profit, HeadCount, have announced an exciting partnership for the band’s upcoming two-night run in Washington, D.C.Fans who register to vote or sign up for election alerts from HeadCount will be entered into a contest to win a VIPPPP travel package for the two-night run in the nation’s capital, set to take place on December 6th and 7th. The grand prize includes flights and a hotel for two in addition to a special meet-and-greet with the members of the band.As we head into an important election year, getting involved in the political process is more imperative than ever. When reached for a comment about the HeadCount/PPPP partnership surrounding the band’s D.C. run, bassist Ben Carrey cited a quote by founding father Thomas Jefferson: “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”Related: Peter Shapiro Has Big Ambitions As New Chairman Of HeadCount Board Of Directors [Interview]Noted Andy Bernstein, HeadCount’s executive director, “Sending some members of the Flock to the DC shows is just a perfect way to celebrate democracy. Everyone at HeadCount is excited about this partnership.”The band echoed Bernstein’s sentiments, noting in a statement, “We’re thrilled to be working with Headcount this fall in encouraging our fans and Flockers to get out and make their voices heard!”To enter, head over to www.headcount.org/voter-flock and register to vote, receive election alerts, or volunteer with HeadCount. You can also text “VOTER FLOCK” to 40949 to receive more information.Even beyond the HeadCount connection, this D.C. run has particular significance for the Baltimore-native band. On Friday, December 6th, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will land at a familiar D.C. haunt, the 1,200-capacity 9:30 Club. The following night, Saturday, December 7th, they’ll head 3 miles south (as the Pigeon flies) to make their debut at The Anthem, the gorgeous 6,000-cap auditorium on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront. The performance at The Anthem will mark the biggest headlining show of the band’s career so far—that is, until they go even bigger on New Year’s Eve with an arena show in Asheville.Head here for more information on entering the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong/HeadCount D.C. fly-away contest, head here. For a full list of upcoming Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tour dates, head here.
Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco) joined The Roots and Jimmy Fallon for a split-screen recreation of Queen and David Bowie classic “Under Pressure” for the Tuesday night edition of The Tonight Show: At Home.The light-hearted cover comes off like one of Fallon and The Roots’ regular “classroom instruments” segments on The Tonight Show with a quarantine twist, from Questlove playing drums on jars, dishes, and bottles to Black Thought adding percussion with a rubber spatula on a toaster.The visual result is amusing, to be sure, but what seems to set this clip apart from many of split-screen videos that have co-opted late-night TV during the pandemic is the quality of the performance—it’s not just amusing, it’s actually really good. With Urie tackling Freddie Mercury‘s vocals and Fallon doing his best Bowie, the recreation is jarringly true to the original 1981 hit. Respect to Urie here; there aren’t many people out there who can sing a convincing Freddie, and Brendon does it with aplomb.Watch Brendon Urie, The Roots, and Jimmy Fallon perform “Under Pressure” from home below:Jimmy Fallon, Brendon Urie, & The Roots – “Under Pressure” [Queen & David Bowie cover][Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]
Canus, the leading provider of fresh goat’s milk skin care products, is introducing its Caprina by Canus line to the United States market. The Caprina line includes a variety of soaps, body washes, and foaming milk baths in several fragrances as well as a fragrance-free version for soaps.Canus is currently the best selling goat’s milk soap in North America and launched Caprina in Canada in early 2009 with great success. Starting in June 2013, Caprina will be available in U.S. retail stores. Both Publix Super Markets with 933 of its stores across the southern US and Hannaford’s 180 locations throughout New England, will begin offering a selection of Caprina products.Caprina by Canus products include a selection of Original fragrance, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Lavender, Orchid Oil and Unscented. Soaps are available in 3 packs 3.2 oz. (SRP $4.99) and 1.3 oz. trial ($0.99)sizes. Body Wash selections come in a 11.8 oz. size at an SRP of $5.99, and the foaming milk baths are available in a 27.1 oz. size at SRP $4.99.All soaps, body washes and milk baths are biodegradable and phosphate-free. As is the case with all Canus products, the Caprina by Canus line is made with the moisturizing benefit of fresh goat’s milk, naturally packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins.About Canus Goat’s Milk Skin Care Products Inc.: Canus was founded in Quebec, Canada in the mid-nineties and currently has its U.S. headquarters based in Waterbury, Vermont. The Company markets several complete family skin care lines ‘ Caprina by Canus, Canus Goat’s Milk products for adults and Li’l Goat’s for children and babies. Canus produces a wide variety of fresh goat’s milk based skin care products that are distributed across North America. For more information, contact Canus USA at 1-802-244-4628 or Canus Canada at 514-738-8998. You can follow Canus USA at www.facebook.com/canusgoatsmilk(link is external).SOURCE WATERBURY, Vt., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Canus Goat’s Milk Skin Care Products Inc./Canus
Eugene, Oregon, based wheel specialist Rolf Prima has hailed the recent achievements of sponsored triathlete Tyler Butterfield. After another impressive showing at this past weekend’s ITU WTS Madrid event in Spain, Tyler Butterfield has qualified to represent his home country, Bermuda, for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Butterfield cemented his slot after a strong finish with an overall time of 1:55.40.Butterfield currently races on Rolf Prima TdF60SLs and trains on Rolf Prima Echelons.“While I was fairly confident I would get the job done, you never know until you reach the finish line and the final rankings are confirmed,” said Butterfield. “And although I had anticipated that moment, nothing quite prepares you for the emotion of being told, officially, that you’re an Olympian. It’s pretty overwhelming – and pretty wonderful. I’m honoured to represent Bermuda and I hope to use my experience from Athens, paired with a solid season of training and racing, to put forth my finest performance to date.”Butterfield will return to his home in Boulder, Colorado, and begin the final focus on training for the nine weeks of preparation for London. His potential schedule leading up to the Olympics includes racing the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon on 24 June and potentially the Dextro Energy Triathlon Hamburg (an ITU World Triathlon Series race) on 21 July.www.rolfprima.com Related
The petition calls for support for Archbishop Joseph Naumann (left) after the local archdiocese faced criticism for St. Ann Catholic Schools denial to admission of a kindergartener based on the sexual orientation of the child’s parents. Photo credit Scott Maentz. Photo used under a Creative Commons license.Two weeks after more than 1,000 people — including hundreds of St. Ann Catholic Church parishioners — signed a petition urging the church and the local archdiocese to reconsider the decision to deny admission to the kindergarten-aged child of a same sex couple, a counter-petition has amassed nearly 8,000 signatures.The petition, circulated on the website Life Petitions, which its founders say was created “to exclusively serve the pro-life and pro-family communities,” calls for a public show of support for Archbishop Joseph Naumann following backlash from the St. Ann controversy.Circulated nationally, the petition invites signees to show support for “the school’s decision AND the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS and Archbishop Naumann who, in making this difficult decision, have had the integrity to safeguard the innocence of the school’s other children…and, the Church’s teaching on marriage.”The Kansas City Star’s Katy Bergen first reported on the counter petition Thursday.
Modulo Pi has announced the availability of a new multi-projector auto-calibration module. The auto-calibration system is available as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers, allowing them to automatically align multiple video projectors on planar, curved and dome surfaces.The auto-calibration module comes as an option for the Modulo Player and Modulo Kinetic media servers. Working with Modulo Player, up to one server can be supported, i.e., up to six WQXGA outputs, or four 4K outputs. Working with Modulo Kinetic, the auto-calibration option supports multi-server configuration, resulting in an unlimited number of outputs and resolution support.Modulo Pi’s auto-calibration system can handle independent calibration groups, as well as stacked video projectors. Also, a masking feature ensures a fine-tuned projection.The auto-calibration module fully developed by Modulo Pi relies on Power over Ethernet (PoE) cameras to offer fast and simplified cabling.Using the Modulo Pi media servers equipped with the auto-calibration option, high-precision edge blending, warping and media playback is achieved within minutes and with zero latency.
So now what? Well, there are those, such as a couple of rival agency bosses I spoke to this week, who believe the deal is going to do little other than make two “small agencies slightly less small”.But whatever the whys and wherefores of the deal, now is the time to look to the future.As we were told this week, Martin will take up the role of BNP PRE’s UK boss, while industry veteran Slade is yet to agree a role. For this deal to be considered a success five years down the line, it is crucial Slade is found a position where he can drive BNP PRE’s expansion in Europe and beyond.Nearly two years ago, Property Week’s editor Liz Hamson sat down for lunch with Slade. During lunch, while he ate lobster and she tucked into a steak, he said he was on a mission to develop BNP PRE into a top-five UK agency.While the Strutts takeover has boosted BNP PRE’s position in the agency league, the firm is still only in seventh place and would need to add £120m or so to its revenues to seize fifth spot from Knight Frank. More investment will be required to make that happen, a lot more.The numbersFollowing BNP Paribas Real Estate’s PRE’s (BNP PRE’s) takeover of Strutt & Parker, announced earlier this week, the new combined entity will boast a combined UK revenue of just over £180m, making it the UK’s seventh largest agency. This would place it ahead of Capita Property and Infrastructure, Deloitte Real Estate and Colliers International, but £6m behind GVA, according to Property Week’s Agency 2017 survey. The deal is expected to complete in late September.If BNP PRE can hold onto Slade and give him a role in the wider international business, it could benefit the UK business as much as the group. In today’s real estate market, having a global presence is a big plus. Firms with offices across the world are best placed to land mandates from big international companies.Considering that 99% of its revenues are generated in Europe, BNP PRE is not a truly global firm by any stretch of the imagination, but there is no reason it can’t be if its owners at the French banking giant give it the support to venture across a few oceans, both east and west, in search of some really big fish.And who knows, Slade could catch his own lobster dinner on his travels.Are the Tories ‘borrowing’ from Labour again?When trawling through the 29,798 words of the Conservative Manifesto published ahead of that pointless election earlier this summer, I noticed something was missing. It was three little words: ‘Help to Buy’.So it should come as little surprise to those of us who like to count the words in dull political documents that the Tories are considering an overhaul of the policy.Whatever the government decides to do with the scheme, it needs to come up with something that encourages far more homes to be built, not just in the tens of thousands, but in the hundreds of thousands – and fast. Then it won’t have to create an artificial market because more homes means lower prices for those who need to buy or rent them. How can that be so hard to figure out?
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Oct 16, 2020 Considering the local situation, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, said the ministry will continue to plead with all Guyanese to intensify efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, staying at home, wearing face masks and regularly and thoroughly washing hands. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Health authorities have tested some 2,889 persons to date, with 2,611 of those persons being negative and 278 positive. Of the positive cases, some 121 persons have recovered and 16 persons have died, but there are 152 active cases of which 142 are in institutional isolation and ten in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You may be interested in… The latest COVID-19 victim was a 76-year-old woman. It is unclear when she contracted the disease or whether she was in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but Portsmouth became the fourth person to die from the disease in one week. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC COVID-19 Update Guyana: 19 test positive in last 24 hoursGUYANA has seen an alarming increase in the number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past few days, and it was no different over the past 24 hours, as the country recorded 19 new cases within that time. Those cases were found following 143 tests, which were done between…July 28, 2020In “General”More COVID-19 recoveries, deaths in CARICOM Member StatesSeveral CARICOM Member States are recording more deaths from the COVID-19 global pandemic. While some patients who were diagnosed with the virus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals in some countries, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago have recorded more deaths from the disease. On Wednesday 1 April,…April 1, 2020In “CARICOM”Guyana records 8 new cases of COVID-19There continues to be a consistent increase in the number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, and the past 24 hours was no different, as authorities recorded eight new cases. Health authorities have so far tested 3,379 persons, with 3,071 being negative and 308 testing positive for COVID-19.Of the positive cases,…July 15, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Oct 15, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll in Guyana continues to climb, as the country lost another person to the deadly disease, on Sunday.
Fire chiefs salute at the East Hampton 9/11 Memorial in 2019.Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders and the public still plan to remember the lives lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks, albeit in smaller gatherings.East Hampton TownThe East Hampton Town Chiefs Association, made up of fire chiefs from the departments that serve the town, will hold its annual 9/11 Memorial in the shadow of the Hook Mill in East Hampton Village on Friday at 6 p.m. Kevin O’Brien Jr., Sag Harbor Fire Department’s first assistant chief who serves as president of the organization, said fire, police and ambulance chiefs have been asked to limit the number of members they bring to three because of the pandemic. Usually there are at least a dozen from each department in attendance, dressed in their Class A uniforms on the solemn occasion. Executive orders in place due to the pandemic limit gatherings to no more than 50 people.“It is a public park so I don’t think I can keep the public from coming,” O’Brien said. “We will ask that the public follows all COVID-19 precautions,” which include face coverings and social distancing.Chiefs will place memorial wreaths following the shorter than usual service, led by a chaplain.SouthamptonFire Departments in Southampton Town are planning to blow their fire whistles to remember the pivotal moments on 9/11, such as when the Towers were hit by the hijacked planes.Meanwhile, the Southampton Fire Department will gather Friday morning at the Hampton Road firehouse for a short ceremony between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. The department chaplains will speak, and a wreath will be placed at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the firehouse. The public is welcome to attend, but must wear a mask, Chief Anthony Stevens said.North SeaThe North Sea Community Association will host its annual remembrance at the North Sea Community House, starting at 8:30 a.m.FlandersA short service will be held at Memorial Park in Flanders, located off Flanders Road, at 6:30 p.m. The Flanders Fire Department will conduct a short ceremony and set flowers at the monument. The public welcome to attend.RiversideA 9/11 Survivor Tree Planting Ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office and jail in Riverside on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. and John Feal of the FealGood Foundation will plant a callery pear tree, which became known as the “Survivor Tree” after the attacks at the World Trade Center, in honor of men and women who lost their lives 19 years ago.“Each year, the 9/11 Memorial gives seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities so they can nurture them for future generations as a symbol of survival and the triumph over tragedy,” the sheriff’s office said, after being selected this year.Current and retired members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office who responded to the recovery effort at Ground Zero will be present for the ceremony. While the public cannot attend, the ceremony will be live streamed on Facebook Live.Southold TownThe annual 9/11 ceremony at Cochran Park in Peconic will take place at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Southold Town Fire Chief’s Council, firefighters from the North Fork departments will take part in the ceremony by placing a wreath, saying a prayer and giving a firstname.lastname@example.org Share