Singer-songwriter Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and drummer Isaac Teel (TAUK) have released a new acoustic take on “Disaster”, a tune off of his Divinsky’s 2015 solo album Uneven Floors. Recorded during a Sugarshack Session at Denver, CO’s Invisible City, the video is the first of five to be released from Divinisky’s “unplugged” sessions.Divinsky and Teel are both Denver residents and are no strangers to collaborating with each other in different capacities. Along with touring the country and beyond with The Motet as the band’s lead vocalist, Divinsky regularly partakes in all-star superjams in addition to intimate solo performances. Outside of holding down the drum duties with TAUK, Teel dropped his own solo album, Gentlemen’s Day, back in 2017 using his first and middle name, Isaac Sinclair (which he uses on the new collaboration with Divinsky). The album saw Isaac mix his Gospel roots with R&B, blues, Afro-Cuban beats, and more into his own style of urban soul.Watch video of Lyle Divinsky’s first Sugarshack Session featuring Isaac Teel below:Lyle Divinsky ft. Issac Teel – “Disaster” [Live Acoustic][Video: Sugarshack Sessions]Fans can head to Lyle Divinsky’s website for a full list of his upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information. For a full list of Isaac Teel’s upcoming gigs and more information, head to his website.
“I believe that there were some system failures that were certainly beyond his pay grade, and that he simply did not have the authority to make decisions or not make decisions,” Bahnken said. There was also an investigation into sanitation workers responsible for keeping streets plowed, a factor that created mayhem for ambulances and fire trucks during the blizzard, the report said. Delays in response times have been linked to at least three deaths, the newspaper said. The chief of New York City’s emergency medical services has been demoted because of the quality of service during last month’s snow storm, officials said. Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said in a statement John Peruggia was going to be moved to an as-yet undetermined position in the fire department, The New York Times reported Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week he was “extremely dissatisfied with the way our emergency response systems performed.” Patrick Bahnken, president of the Uniformed EMT’s, Paramedics and Fire Inspectors FDNY, told the Times Peruggia was unfairly being singled out.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTwo years ago, residents of Kamich village in the Ghor province of Afghanistan tried to get the government to build a road so they can reach neighboring Herat province easier and more quickly. According to them, the government wasn’t able to meet their needs and so they took matters into their own hands.On Sunday they officially inaugurated the 14-kilometer road which they built themselves.(READ more in Good Afghan News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
So when Shelley passed away in May – just two weeks after her husband Robert died of an overdose – a family member was shocked to see a double rainbow stretching over Robbie’s school on the very same day. She snapped a photo with the intention of showing it to Robbie later that day.CHECK OUT: Strangers Step Up For Man With Down Syndrome Who Lost Beloved Film Collection in FireHe was so excited to see the stunning picture, he started going outside every time it rained so he could look for more rainbows.After Shelley’s sister Crystal Skawinski was given custody of the youngster, she took to social media with a plea for strangers to share their own pictures of rainbows for the days when Robbie couldn’t find any.Under the hashtag #RainbowsForRobbie, over 7,000 people from all over the world have sent in the most dazzling photos of double and single rainbows. Strangers from Romania, Australia, Budapest, Belgium, California, Spain, and the Netherlands have all submitted photos.The new family has been so excited to receive all the photos, they plan on putting together a scrapbook in order to document all of the different rainbows.If you want to send your own rainbow photo, click here.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Sweet News With Your Friends – OR, (Photo by Crystal Skawinski)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis little boy believes that though his parents are gone, they are not far away – in fact, he believes that they are just over the rainbow.Robbie Ecuyer, a 9-year-old autistic boy from New York, absolutely loves rainbows. His mother Shelley, who was suffering from gastroparesis and cystic fibrosis, always used to tell him that if anything happened to her, she would be crossing a rainbow bridge into heaven.
Senior John Gore founded and serves as current president of the Notre Dame chapter of Moneythink, an organization founded in 2008 at the University of Chicago that places college volunteers in local high schools to teach students about financial literacy and entrepreneurship.Moneythink’s mission is to empower the next generation with economics and financial literacy. Mentors go to underserved communities within the United States, such as South Bend, and aim to provide students aged 17 and 18 with financial literacy skills and entrepreneurial skills to succeed in the future, Gore said.“The Mendoza College of Business is founded on the principle of ‘Ask More of Business’ and this is a great example of asking more of business,” he said.Gore said Moneythink spans 30 campuses across the United States, has trained more than 600 mentors and provides services for more than 6,000 high school students in underserved communities.During his study abroad experience in Santiago, Chile, Gore said he spoke with native students from underserved communities in order to improve his Spanish fluency. He said a lot of the students did not know much about banking and finances.“When I came back, I knew I wanted to do something with sustainability and financial education,” he said.Gore said he talked to Kristen Collett-Schmitt, assistant professional specialist in Mendoza, about opportunities regarding this idea, and she proposed starting a chapter of Moneythink.In order to start the chapter, Gore said he first submitted an application to the Moneythink website. He was then interviewed by representatives and attended a summer leadership institute at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with the other chapter presidents and founders.Junior Sydney Rebne, current vice president of operations, said Moneythink is a unique opportunity for Notre Dame students to combine social service with their interests in business and finance. Notre Dame business students are not only helping these high school students with their financial skills, but they are also solidifying their business acumen and understanding of finance.Gore said many obstacles were faced in establishing the Notre Dame chapter. The first involved gaining Notre Dame’s approval of the chapter, which was followed by a lengthy wait time. Gore said he was not able to reach out to schools until receiving official approval.A future obstacle the Notre Dame chapter will face is the development of its campus brand. Moneythink currently consists of a board of directors and faculty advisor Collett-Schmitt, but Gore said the organization is still in its recruitment stage.The current board of directors will also sit on next year’s board, and Gore said Rebne will succeed him as the next chapter president.Gore said the chapter plans to finish building the board of directors and lay down a solid recruiting base before reaching out to the local schools in South Bend. In the near future, Gore said the organization hopes to partner with South Bend’s Clay High School and Adams High School.“I don’t think your background and upbringing should determine your success,” he said.“This is a really unique opportunity for not only business students but all students of the university,” Gore said. “The curriculum is really easy to understand and anyone can get involved. Not only are you making a social impact, you are also developing your own financial skills.”Tags: Mendoza, Mentors, Moneythink
LONDON — Addressing a crowd of students, alumni and benefactors at Trafalgar Hall on Thursday as part of the Seventh Annual Notre Dame Alumni-Student London Lecture Series, University vice president and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Scott Malpass elucidated the obstacles and benefits of investing in a global market.Malpass, who oversees the University’s endowment, working capital, pension and life income assets, gave a talk entitled, “The Notre Dame Endowment — The Challenges of Being a Global Investor in an Uncertain World.” He said the title of the talk was appropriate given Notre Dame’s significant international investments.“We’re actually experimenting with the idea of having offices overseas,” Malpass said. “It’s obviously a global world; we’re a major global investor. 40 percent of our endowment is invested overseas, about half of that in emerging markets.”Malpass said global investing entails picking industries and locations that can leverage a company’s strengths and add value. For Notre Dame, one of those main spots has been the energy industry, he said.“Energy is an area which we’re spending a lot of time on … obviously, in any industry going through change, there’s usually opportunity, particularly I’d say in oil services and more the private side,” Malpass said. “I’ve spent a lot of my time in London looking at a lot of energy-related opportunities for European investments in Scotland and the U.K.”Another investment target for Notre Dame, Malpass said, is emerging markets, particularly China, India, Brazil and, more recently, Africa.“We do a lot of emerging markets, a lot more than most investors,” he said. “It’s an area where there’s a lot of inefficiency, long-term high growth rates … there’s a lot of risk in some of those markets, but we’re really only doing them because we can find really good partners.”It is these partners, Malpass noted, that play an important role in managing the Notre Dame endowment, which totaled approximately $8.5 billion at the end of the last fiscal year.“We’re not managing this in-house; I’m not trading stocks or investing in companies directly,” Malpass said. “We’re hiring partners across all these major asset classes, and we’re giving them a piece of the endowment to manage, and we’re paying them to do that. We have over 100 investment partners around the world, and it’s a heck of a group.”Malpass, who was named Notre Dame’s CIO at the age of 26 in 1989, said a main goal during his tenure has been to build a strong investment organization to oversee the endowment, which consists of 5,500 endowment funds all pooled into one. This organization then carries forth a philosophy of “try to do something different,” he said.“Obviously, we’re long-term investors,” he said. “… We don’t have that luxury in a finite period of investing for individuals, but endowments are perpetual.“There’s things we can take on and risks we can take on that an individual wouldn’t take on. Part of the challenge that we’ve took on was, ‘How can we take on a portfolio that could earn very high real returns at a risk level much lower than the focus in the stock market?’“So over the years that’s what we’ve been trying to do — we’ve been trying to build a superior portfolio that can earn low double-digit returns on average over time.”In his tenure as CIO, Malpass has seen the Notre Dame endowment grow from the 25th to the 12th largest in the nation and the largest among American Catholic universities. The Notre Dame endowment, which covered only five percent of the University’s operating budget 25 years ago, now covers 30 percent of the University’s budget.Malpass said he is particularly proud to have seen the University’s total financial aid increase from $5 million in 1989 to its current total of $120 million.“It was immoral as a Catholic university to have kids accepted and not meet full need,” he said. “We’ve come a long way. We wouldn’t have the quality of faculty and students, the success of our alumni, if we weren’t able to attract the very best, partly because of the improvements we made in financial aid.”Malpass noted that his efforts in growing the Notre Dame endowment would not have been possible without the influence of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh.“[Endowment] was something [Hesburgh] always emphasized, and he imparted that importance of the stewardship and fiduciary duty we have to take care of our financial resources in a first-class manner,” Malpass said. “He imparted that responsibility and importance of that, and it was obviously very motivating to me.”Tags: investment, London, London program, Notre Dame, Scott Malpass
Rosamund Hine as Farmer in ‘What the Ladybird Heard'(Photo: Robert Workman) View Comments The musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard will make its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre from July 5-September 10, prior to a UK tour in early 2018.With original songs and music, puppetry and plenty of audience participation, What the Ladybird Heard follows Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, who have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they don’t reckon on the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird who has a plan of her own.What the Ladybird Heard features music by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw and direction by Graham Hubbard. The design team includes Bek Palmer (set and costume design), Ric Mountjoy (lighting design), Lydia Monks (design consulting) and Fiber and Shaw (sound design).The cast of What the Ladybird Heard will include Rosamund Hine as Farmer, Emma Carroll as Lily/Ladybird, Edward Way as Hefty Hugh and Matt Jopling as Lanky Len.Author and illustrator Donaldson and Monks began their partnership 14 years ago, when they first worked together on Princess Mirror-Belle. What the Ladybird Heard and What the Ladybird Heard Next have sold 1.5 million copies in all formats worldwide, with 20 foreign editions currently in print.
Orfeh(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Pretty Woman: The Musical Related Shows Mercy! Pretty Woman: The Musical, the Broadway-bound stage adaptation of the 1990 film, just got starrier. Beloved Tony nominee Orfeh has been announced to play Kit De Luca, the street-smart friend of Vivian (to be played by Samantha Barks). Featuring a score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and a book by J.F. Lawton and the late Garry Marshall, the show will play a five-week run at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre starting on March 13, 2018, before landing on Broadway at a Nederlander venue (to be announced) in the fall. The role of Kit De Luca was played on-screen by Laura San Giacomo.”When Bryan and Jim played me a song they had written for the character Kit called ‘Rodeo Drive,’ I immediately thought Orfeh!” said the musical’s director/choreographer, Jerry Mitchell. “I told the guys…here’s the voice that will make this song fly on Broadway!”Orfeh’s extensive musical-theater résumé includes a Tony-nommed performance as Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical (also helmed by two-time Tony winner Mitchell). She has also appeared on the Great White Way in Footloose, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm and Saturday Night Fever. Orfeh’s off-Broadway credits include Love, Janis; The Great American Trailer Park Musical and Love, Loss and What I Wore.In addition to Orfeh and Barks, the previously announced Pretty Woman: The Musical will star Tony winner Steve Kazee as Edward Lewis. Pretty Woman: The Musical will feature sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Gregg Barnes, lighting by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by John Shivers, hair design by Josh Marquette with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Will Van Dyke. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019 Orfeh Star Files
The Band’s Visit Joel Grey snaps a pic with The Band’s Visit director David Cromer. Joel Grey & Katrina Lenk(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ The Band’s Visit has been drumming up a great deal of Broadway buzz this season. Tony winner Joel Grey attended a performance of the moving production on March 9 and headed backstage to snap photos with Dariush Kashani (who, as previously announced, is stepping in for original cast member Tony Shalhoub), Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Ari’el Stachel, director David Cromer and the rest of the talented cast. Take a look at the exclusive shots, and then take a page out of Grey’s book and experience the magic of this transformative Broadway musical live at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Thanks for visiting, Joel Grey! Catch The Band’s Visit at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Related Shows View Comments Mwah! Looks like Broadway legend Joel Grey was enchanted by Katrina Lenk’s performance. Dariush Kashani Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019
CITY OF PHOENIX SOUTHWEST POLICE PRECINCTDeveloper: City of PhoenixContractor: Gilbane Building Co.Architect: Arrington WatkinsSize: 25,000 SFLocation: 2111 S. 99th Ave., PhoenixConstruction began on the 12-acre site February 2008, and includes nine holding cells, three bay shooting range, admin. areas, locker rooms, equipment and evidence and public meeting space. The $11M project is scheduled to finish June 2009.