Fred Armisen And Bill Hader Release Talking Heads Parody Album [Listen]

first_imgWhen we first heard about Fred Armisen and Bill Hader’s new series Documentary Now!, we couldn’t help but be intrigued by the concept. The two acclaimed SNL alums came together for a mockumentary series, and even created a Talking Heads parody band called Test Pattern for the show.After releasing a single called “Art + Student,” it seems the duo has taken the project one step further, releasing a full length album called Final Transmission. Most of the music has been featured in the series, but the fact that Armisen and Hader have put together a full length album for their parody truly shows their dedication to making a joke last.Fortunately, thanks to Consequence of Sound, we can stream the album in full. Listen to Test Pattern’s new release, Final Transmission, below.last_img read more

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Fauci sees vaccination for kids by late spring or the summer

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top infectious disease expert says he hopes to see some kids starting to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in the next few months. It’s a needed step to securing widespread immunity to the virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci said at Friday’s White House coronavirus briefing that hopefully that will start to happen by late spring or summer. Vaccines are not yet approved for children, but testing is underway. Children represent about one-fourth of the population, and for the U.S. to reach “herd immunity,” or widespread resistance, about 70% to 85% of the population must be vaccinated. At the moment, even older adults are having problems getting shots.last_img read more

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How to effectively analyze your deposit portfolio

All deposits are not created equal. Say that again, say it loudly.  That’s because traditionally bankers—credit union executives included—divided their world into two. On one side of the ledger there were loans, on the other deposits.  And, in many institutions, that’s about as granular as analysis got.Not today.  Now savvy institutions are doing deep data dives into their deposit portfolio, with the explicit aims of finding more and better ways to serve more consumers.In the process, the credit union may also find itself getting more deposits from members because member needs are better served.Picture this scenario.  You learn that a longtime member just moved $59,000 out of your institution. You inquire into it.  What you find out is that the consumer was approached by XYZ—maybe a competitor—that offered many times the interest you had been paying the member. So the consumer did the rational thing: he or she followed the money.Except: what if you in fact have a product that would have paid that consumer yet higher interest with less risk?  That’s right: this business could have been saved if only…. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Signs Laws Creating Nonprofit Security Grant Fund, Keystone Tree Fund November 07, 2019center_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 859 to assist non-profits with safety and security measures. The legislation was requested in response to attacks against the Jewish community, including the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.“Schools and other community institutions should be a safe place for every child and resident,” said Gov. Wolf. “I thank the bipartisan efforts that helped ensure safety and security funding was available for these non-profit, community institutions where people gather and should have peace of mind.”Gov. Wolf also signed the following bills:House Bill 374, which creates the Pennsylvania Keystone Tree Fund and allows citizens to make a voluntary $3 contribution by checking a box on the PennDOT driver’s license application and renewal form. The contributions will be used to fund programs within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that use trees to help filter pollutants from waterways.House Bill 407, which creates a uniform definition for the term “blight” for legislation enacted in 1937 or later.House Bill 510, House Bill 511, and House Bill 512, which support intergovernmental agreements between local municipalities.House Bill 1085, which repeals the State Personal Property Tax Act, first enacted on June 22, 1935.Senate Bill 694, which amends the Oil and Gas Lease Act to allow for cross unit drilling for unconventional wells.last_img read more

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MN sets sights on manufacturing sector to increase scale

first_imgMN, the €114bn asset manager, is looking to increase its scale by winning over pension funds from the Dutch manufacturing sector as clients.According to its 2015 annual report, it aiming to offer in particular its expertise in fiduciary and asset management.In addition to the €40bn PME and €60bn PMT pension funds, MN also services the €4bn pension fund for the merchant navy (Koopvaardij), as well as seven smaller schemes, including those for Unisys, Cargill, Forbo and Wheels & Tyres.MN, based in The Hague, said it expected to close its Amsterdam office, where it employs approximately 120 staff, this year as part of its drive to reduce costs. Last year, it sold its UK operations to Kempen Capital Management, citing its desire “to refocus on the Dutch market and Dutch clients”.The asset manager reported an operational loss of almost €14m, pointing to the switchover to a new IT system for the administration of income insurance for employers and employees as the main cause.It said it expected to be back in profit this year.In 2014, MN embarked on a four-year process to automate administrative systems and processes almost fully, to achieve a quicker turnover and reduce error margins, while also cutting costs.Last year, it also launched a programme for culture change by improving all processes and departments, focusing on client and their participants.This lead to a reduction of staff in 2016, according the provider, which earlier announced that approximately 220 jobs in its 1,200 strong staff were to disappear.In 2015, MN reduced the executive board from eight to four seats in its drive to improve efficiency.It said it had also developed a climate strategy aimed at the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.MN said the largest challenge for pension funds in the manufacturing industry would be to regain their participants’ trust.René van de Kieft, who succeeded Ruud Hagendijk as chief executive last year, said: “We must jointly explain the strength and the value of our pensions system, as well as our contribution to proper pensions management.”last_img read more

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A new vertical retirement village to be built with golf course views

first_imgMeaghan Morice, Ian Cottle, Robert McDonald, Judi Hutchison, Justin O’Neill.Overlooking the club’s 10th tee, The Verge will feature 145 contemporary independent living apartments and 32 state-of-the-art care apartments for residents requiring a higher level of support within their homes. RetireAustralia’s personalised home care services will also be available to help residents maintain independent lifestyles.A modern wellness hub with gymnasium, indoor and outdoor yoga areas, salon, cafe and lush gardens will complement the existing clubhouse and will be open to both residents and golf club members.RetireAustralia senior development manager Judi Hutchison said residents would have access to flexible independent living options tailored to each individual to ensure residents age well and live life to the full.“This is achieved through a diverse range of services, including private and government- funded care delivered by highly qualified staff,” Ms Hutchison said. RetireAustralia’s The Verge at Burleigh will offer residents an exceptional lifestyle combined with access to one of the Coast’s most popular golf clubs.A new vertical retirement village to be co-located with Burleigh Golf Club, will redefine seniors living on the Gold Coast.RetireAustralia announced The Verge will include a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments in three medium rise buildings, with approximately half the apartments facing the golf course. Some upper level apartments will feature views to Miami and Mermaid Beach and the ocean beyond.Residents will be offered an exceptional coastal lifestyle combined with access to one of the Coast’s most popular golf clubs, in-house facilities and individually tailored care and support to create an outstanding retirement living option.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agolast_img read more

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Multi-purpose Indoor Sporting Facility Coming Soon- Sports Minister

first_img 132 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LifestyleLocalNews Multi-purpose Indoor Sporting Facility Coming Soon- Sports Minister by: – January 27, 2020 Share Hon Sports Minister, Roselyn Paul is saying that a multi-purpose indoor sporting facility “remains top priority”.She made the promise on Friday when the Massy United Insurance 2020 Secondary Schools Under-20 Cricket Championship opened.That idea was presented by the Hon Prime Minister at a rally in May 2014.He had said that preliminary studies had been conducted and designs mapped out for the construction of a state-of-the-art indoor sporting facility seating no less than 3,000 people.Sports Minister Roselyn Paul said Friday, government is no less committed to youth and sports development and will begin work in quick time.“The government remains committed and very soon from now will be the commencement of the multi-purpose indoor sports facility at Stockfarm. That remains top priority for the government. That shows you the intended investment and priority of government in terms of sports and youth development. When you talk sports, you talk of the development of youth in Dominica.”last_img read more

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Heroism prevents casualty in Laplaine fire, says Fire Chief

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 21 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Heroism prevents casualty in Laplaine fire, says Fire Chief by: – March 22, 2011 The heroic effort of one individual averted casualty in a weekend fire in Laplaine, the fire department said Monday.In a report on the matter, Fire Chief Josiah Dupuis identified two individuals Diana and Hayden as those who were in the home of Mary Jno Baptiste at the time of the incident Saturday evening, and “from the information which we received, it would appear that Diana was actually very heroic in her rescuing of Hayden, from the bedroom, where it would appear that the fire started.”Dupuis revealed that the fire to the 40 ft by 30 ft three bedroom house appeared to have originated from a faulty fan which caught ablaze subsequently engulfing the bedroom where it was located and later, other parts of the building.The structure was occupied by Jno Baptiste and a few of her children, according to Dupuis.“We are extremely saddened by the tremendous loss that Miss Jno Baptiste would have had because of that particular fire,” he stated.Source: DBS NewsPhoto Credit: GIS Newslast_img read more

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Gamboa to lead send-off rites for MassKara troops

first_imgLast Sunday, a total of 600 policemenfrom PRO-6 arrived in Bacolod and were already deployed to various areasespecially in the city’s festival sties at the Bacolod Government Center,Public Plaza, and Lacson Street, as well as in Manokan Country area to maintainpeace and order. Colonel Henry Biñas, chief of theBacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said Gamboa will deliver his message to theaugmentation personnel on Monday at the Bacolod City Government Centergrounds.  Biñas, however, noted that anotherbatch of augmentation personnel from the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) isexpected to arrive next week to beef up the existing city police force for thefestival. Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. PNP BACOLOD City – Newly designatedPhilippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lieutenant General ArchieFrancisco Gamboa will lead the send-off rites for augmentation forces who willsecure the 40th MassKara Festival. At least 47 motorcycles, 23 patrolcars, and 59 hand-held radios, while additional patrol cars will be arriving onOct. 19, it added. The send-off rites will start afterthe Mass around 7:15 a.m. at the Bacolod City Government Center lobby.  The BCPO earlier said they will deploya total of 3,220 personnel comprised of 58 police commissioned officers, 3,162police non-commissioned enforcers and 400 force multipliers. Gamboa is also expected to visit theNegros Occidental Police Provincial Office. He assumed his post after PNP chiefGeneral Oscar Albayalde resigned from his post last Oct. 14. (With a report from Bacolod City PIO/PN)last_img read more

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Pardew key to Palace move – Cabaye

first_img With a number of niggling injuries, Cabaye started just 13 Ligue 1 games for Paris St Germain but still collected two league titles, two Coupe de France winners’ medals and the Coupe de la Ligue. Now he will be hoping to help Palace build on their top-half finish from last season and has praised Pardew for playing a big role in bringing him back to the Premier League. “I’m very happy to be here and to work again with the manager,” he said It’s great to be back in the Premier League; the club have given me that opportunity so now I want to do my best to thank them and give my best on the pitch.” “I first heard of the interest in April so I let my agent work with Palace and PSG. The last few days have been long and boring because I have just been waiting but now I’m here and that’s the most important thing. “I know the manager, I know England and the language and I know the Premier League. Now I’m in London too so that’s good. I have worked with him (Pardew) before and I’m confident with him. “I just want to do my best for him because he’s made a big effort for me to come here, as well as the chairman so I have to say a big thank you to them. “He is a good manager; he is close to the players, talks to you a lot and gives you plenty of confidence. It makes you want to fight for him and do your best for the team. “I want to do my best for him because he’s made a big effort to get me to come here, as well as the chairman (Steve Parish) so I have to say a big thank you to both of them.” Although the fee is undisclosed it is reported to be a new club-record deal for the Eagles, eclipsing the fee they paid for James McArthur from Wigan last season. The signing shows just how far the club have come since their promotion to the top-flight two years ago, and their financial woes just a few years before that. With Cabaye on board and a new contract for sought-after defender Scott Dann believed to be close to completion, Parish insists Palace may still have plenty of business to conclude before the start of the new season. “We’re working on three more – I don’t know if we’ll get them all done,” he said. “But that’s the aim and we’re very committed to bolstering the squad and having a really good year. “We want to back Alan, back the fans and back everyone at the club who has put everything in to get the club where we are now. These are very exciting times and hopefully we can sustain this and really build on it.” Crystal Palace new-boy Yohan Cabaye insists he is ready to “fight” for manager Alan Pardew with the pair reunited following the midfielder’s move from Paris Saint-Germain. The former Newcastle man will again link up with Eagles’ boss Pardew, who initially took Cabaye to St James’ Park in 2011. Having developed into a firm favourite with the Magpies, the lure of returning to his native France to represent PSG proved too strong and he completed a big-money move to the Parc des Princes last year. Press Associationlast_img read more

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