first_imgFor the 10th year running, the Gem & Jam Festival will return to Tuscon, AZ! Taking place from February 12-14, the festival has unveiled a top-notch performing lineup to get fans excited about jams ahead. With Beats Antique, Lettuce, and The Polish Ambassador all headlining, you know this festival is going to have enough gems and jams for everyone!The full lineup includes a number of great performers, including Tycho (DJ), Nahko and Medicine For The People, Minnesota, Ott, Lyrics Born, Mark Finra (Mushroom Jazz), and Break Science w/ Shady Horns. Also featured are Desert Dwellers, Govinda, Dirtwire, Delhi 2 Dublin, Exmag, Marvel Years and so many more!There’s also a mini-PLM showcase on the bill, with Michal Menert and Eliot Lipp, as well as visuals from Jonathan Singer who was responsible for Fare Thee Well.Scope the full lineup below, and head to the Gem & Jam website for details.—-For those who can’t wait to see Lettuce, don’t miss them in Chicago for New Years Eve and in New York for the following two nights, January 1st and 2nd. More information about those shows can be found here.last_img read more

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first_imgA year after Priority Ambulance was awarded the exclusive contract for emergency ambulance service in Loudon County, analysis of response times shows significant improvement, county officials said this week.“We’re very pleased with the results of the analysis,” Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw said.Response times have improved by 50 percent over the same time period by the previous provider, according to data prepared by Priority with the help of county public safety and health officials.The numbers indicate Priority’s ambulances are on the scene in fewer than five minutes approximately 18 percent to 23 percent of the time. Response times of more than 25 minutes have decreased to fewer than 1 percent of calls, a decrease of 50 percent from the previous provider, the data shows.The improvements are the result of careful analysis of staffing data, according to Dennis Rowe, Priority’s director of operations. Based on the data, Priority moved the Lenoir City and city of Loudon ambulance stations for better coverage of the county system, he said.“˜We kept tweaking the system using mapping, historical data and statistical analysis,” he said.Priority has also spearheaded the creation of a countywide emergency medical services council, with membership that includes the Fort Loudoun Medical Center chief administrative officer and emergency department director, local fire and police chiefs, the Loudon County sheriff, and select members of the Loudon County Commission.The council reviews emergency response data on a quarterly basis, Rowe said.Bradshaw said he has been keeping a close eye on the performance of the county ambulance service through regular review of response data and meetings with Priority management.Priority has also been active in the local schools, Bradshaw said. Free CPR training and the installation of automated external defibrillators have been implemented at high schools in the county. Priority’s nonemergency transport service has also been increasing, Rowe said.Bradshaw said although the county commission has been hesitant to make changes that would put Priority in the position of the exclusive provider of nonemergency transports in the county, the company’s reputation for quality service has been growing during the past year.“I expect they will continue to increase their share of the nonemergency transport,” he said.last_img read more

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first_img Next UpThe Wildcats (9-1, 5-0) were consistent throughout the game as they scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and added 13 in the final period.Splendora got a lot out of its running backs as Jessie Paris and Kyle Webber combined for 207 yards and four TDs on 22 carries. The Orange LeaderSPLENDORA – The district champion Splendora Wildcats finished the District 11-4A season with a perfect mark as they strolled past the Bridge City Cardinals 55-13 at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. Paris darted for 134 yards and a TD on 12 carries while Weber found the end zone three times and rushed for 73 yards on 10 totes.center_img Splendora led by as much as 42-0 with 4:58 remaining in the third quarter before the young Cardinals (2-8, 1-4) responded late with a pair of scores, including a 2-yard touchdown run by fullback Andy Lara.last_img read more

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first_img View Comments It’s been six years since Jonathan Groff, Skylar Astin and Lea Michele appeared together in the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening, so it’s a huge treat to see them reunite all the way across the country in San Francisco! Michele tweeted this adorable “weekend getaway” photo of her two talented pals on October 21—since Spring Awakening, Groff’s gotten gigs on TV’s Glee, Boss and the forthcoming HBO series Looking, while Astin became a Pitch Perfect sensation on the big screen before joining the new TV series Ground Floor. Of course, Michele is also walking the halls of Glee’s McKinley High, and during this emotional time, it’s so great to be surrounded by her best friends. Check out this Hot Shot of the Spring Awakening stars, back together at last! Lea Michele Star Files Jonathan Grofflast_img read more

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first_imgThe Money Source subleased approximately 20,000 square feet of Class A office space at 2355 E. Camelback Rd. This marks the company’s second office lease in Phoenix during 2016.“The Money Source is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees in the Valley and plans to hire approximately 450 employees this year in Metro Phoenix,” says Greg Hopley, executive vice president with Colliers International in Greater Phoenix. “The prestigious 24th & Camelback location offered them the ideal site to attract the best financial, mortgage-minded workers in the metro area.”Hopley represented The Money Source in the lease negotiations. Tim Whittemore of Cushman & Wakefield represented the sublessor, Jacobs Engineering. The building is owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America.The Money Source, a New York and San Francisco-based company, is one of the fastest growing and largest privately held mortgage companies in the United States. The firm leased space in Tempe earlier this year and has already hired almost 200 employees. The Money Source’s continued growth in Arizona led to the Camelback Corridor lease.“This presented an excellent subleasing opportunity for The Money Source,” says Hopley. “The company has a lengthy remainder on the lease term and plans to hire approximately 250 additional employees with this additional office.” The Money Source took occupancy of the space this month.The leased space is located on the 7th floor of the Class A office building on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Camelback Road. Built in 2001, the Class A building is conveniently located across the street from Biltmore Fashion Park and the newly opened Camby Hotel. The Money Source was attracted to the fact that this location was just minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, Interstate 51 and Downtown Phoenix. Located in the heart of the prestigious Camelback Corridor, the building is part of a submarket that is home to more than 8.7 million square feet of commercial space and approximately 35,000 office jobs.last_img read more

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first_imgAccording to the Pew Research Center, the national gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively unchanged over the past 15 years or so. In 2017, women earned 82 percent of what men earned for doing the same job.New Yorkers of the fairer sex fare somewhat better: The National Partnership for Women & Families pegged the female/male salary ratio at 89 cents per dollar in a study released last year.In the wake of the study, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the Labor Department to analyze the pay gap and to make recommendations on how to close it. Cuomo appointed Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon co-chairs of this study.This week, Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that the State Assembly passed legislation to help ensure women earn equal pay for equal work as part of their fight for full women’s equality. The law coincides with a resolution recognizing April 10 as Equal Pay Day — the date represents how far into the year women must work to earn the same amount their male counterparts made the previous year.“We should be able to tell our daughters and the young girls of this state that their hard work and determination will be valued equally and fairly,” said Assemblyman Thiele. “But that’s unfortunately not the truth. The gender pay gap forces women to play catch-up their whole lives, making economic security harder to reach for them and their families. Equal pay for equal work shouldn’t be a novel idea — it levels the playing field and is the right thing to do.”African-American and Hispanic women earn 63 cents and 54 cents, respectively, for each dollar their white male counterpart earns, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.To ensure women have greater protection under the law, the Assembly’s legislation includes the New York State Fair Pay Act to address and enforce pay equity, including broadening equal pay protections to include equivalent jobs, and ensuring that traditional female and minority jobs are not undervalued.To further combat wage inequality, the Assembly passed a bill prohibiting employers from requesting, requiring, or seeking a current or prospective employee’s salary or wage history as a condition of employment or promotion.There are currently four states, as well as Puerto Rico, that have laws forbidding wage history questions, and earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that employers cannot justify paying women less based on their previous salaries.“From equal pay to reproductive freedom, the fight for full women’s rights continues,” said Assemblyman Thiele. “Gender should never be a deciding factor in a person’s chance at economic security, opportunity, and the pursuit of happiness.”rmurphy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgChristian IversenIversen joined the company on August 1 and has years of experience within the transformation and globalisation of large corporations, said BWS.Iversen added: “Our can-do-attitude and team spirit have created a culture of strong values through the years, and this is also the foundation of our future development.”www.bws.netlast_img

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first_imgInternational firm Fieldfisher has announced a merger with London and Birmingham commercial practice Hill Hofstetter.Hill Hofstetter is a 18-partner firm that specialises in corporate, litigation, real estate and employment law. Last year its turnover was more than £6m.Lawyers currently based at Hill Hofstetter’s London office will move into Fieldfisher’s London base. Plans are also under way for the combined firm to transfer to a modern premises in Birmingham next year.Michael Chissick, managing partner at Fieldfisher, said more than 80% of its work is generated by companies with European and international headquarters.‘Expansion throughout Europe remains a key focus for our new strategy, and we look forward to Hill Hofstetter supporting us in our goals, by strengthening our presence in the UK,’ he said.Chris Hill, founding partner of Hill Hofstetter, added: ‘We have known and worked with Fieldfisher over many years and the quality of work and vision was a natural fit’.last_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews DFA requests official funeral for members by: – April 24, 2013 Coach Kurt Hector (left)and player Narran Jno HopeThe Dominica Football Association (DFA) has requested that the Dominica Government approves an official funeral for two footballers who died in a tragic accident on Friday last week.National Coach, Kurt Hector and Narran Jno Hope came to their untimely death when the vehicle they were driving in plunged into a 40 feet sink hole in the Pond Case area. One person, Joslen Prince survived the accident.DFA’s public relations officer Gerald George said they have made a formal request to the government and are awaiting a response. “There are suggestions and we have suggested that ourselves because in our view they died in the line of duty, they died with their national uniform on going to represent Dominica overseas, so an official funeral would be very fitting but it is not in the hands of the DFA so we just want the government to consider giving them an official funeral,” Mr George told Dominica Vibes. He confirmed that preparations are ongoing and that the funeral date will be announced soon.Joslen Prince’s condition has improved according to medical officialsMr George said further that the Association is taking full responsibility for the funeral, which means that there will be no expense on the families. They are also receiving financial assistance from the government. Meanwhile, doctors have said that Joslen Prince’s condition has improved. The ventilator which was assisting Prince to breathe was removed on Monday. “I got word from the nurses that the doctors allowed him to sit up, he did that yesterday and the doctor also allowed him to get up from his bed so he moved from his bed to the chair, he sat down and he ate food for the first time since the accident,” Mr George explained.He said Mr Prince’s progress is “very encouraging news” as they continue to hope and pray for the best.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 27 Views   3 comments Sharelast_img read more

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