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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Appellate Practice Section to meet with DCA judges

first_img Appellate Practice Section to meet with DCA judges Appellate Practice Section to meet with DCA judges July 1, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img The Appellate Practice Section has grown almost tenfold since it was founded and is pursuing a variety of activities, including a joint retreat with appellate judges and monitoring judicial nominating commissions.Supreme Court Clerk and section Chair Tom Hall told the Bar Board of Governors recently that the section started 11 years ago with 154 members, and now has more than 1,400 and is still growing.Despite that successful growth, Hall said the section feels that government lawyers are underrepresented in its membership and is working to correct that.“Approximately 60 percent of all appeals are processed by government lawyers, yet few are members of the section,” Hall said. “We’re very positive about that [recruitment efforts] because they do the bulk of the work in the appellate courts.”The section will soon accomplish one of its long-range goals when it has a joint meeting with the Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges. Hall said 20 DCA judges are expected to attend and the meeting will focus on when and why the DCA judges choose to write or not write an opinion on an appeal.“We’re going to have a lively discussion,” he promised.The section is also working on two state-related issues: JNCs and the legislative push to create branch DCAs.“We are having a lot of concerns about the way the judicial nominating commissions are working,” Hall reported. “It’s becoming clear that a lot of longtime, experienced appellate lawyers are not getting respect from the JNCs. We’re going to try to get some of our members on the JNCs to address that.”On the branch DCAs, Hall said the section is concerned that lawmakers are trying to create branch offices without any input from the courts on needs. He said the section will work to preserve the authority of the court system on that issue.last_img read more

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Angels’ David Fletcher has caught the attention of manager Mike Scioscia

first_imgANAHEIM >> Angels third baseman David Fletcher had only had 51 major-league at-bats before Saturday, but the Cypress High School alum has caught the attention of Manager Mike Scioscia.Fletcher on Friday night had a huge hit, a tying RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen that helped the Angels defeat the Dodgers 3-2 in Game 1 of the Freeway Series at Angel Stadium.Of those 51 at-bats, it was Fletcher’s 31st against a right-handed pitcher. The right-handed batter is hitting better against right-handers – .323 (10 of 31) – than against southpaws (.250, 5 of 20). But he’s being platooned with the left-handed-hitting Luis Valbuena.Fletcher was hitting .294 with six RBIs and an on-base percentage of .345. He doesn’t have a home run, but he hit six in 254 at-bats in Salt Lake City before being recalled in mid-June. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Valbuena had nine home runs and 30 RBIs in 235 at-bats before Saturday, but he was hitting just .213 with an OBP of .258. He was hitting .222 (14 of 63) with runners in scoring position, compared to .500 (5 of 10) for Fletcher.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Scioscia was asked prior to Game 2 Saturday, won by the Dodgers 3-1, if he’s been tempted to put Fletcher out there every day. With right-hander Ross Stripling going for the Dodgers, he was not in the starting lineup but entered in the seventh inning and hit one to the track in the ninth inning off Jansen to go 0 for 2.“I think David’s played a lot,” Scioscia said. “I think he’s played some second, he’s played third. I think that any time a player plays well, obviously, they’re going to win more at bats, win more playing time and he’s definitely doing that.”Fletcher had started 12 of the 19 games in which he’d played, 10 at third base, two at second. He’s also been used in the outfield as well as at shortstop a couple of times. Six of his starts have come against righties, six against lefties.“So, yeah, David’s going to get an opportunity to play whenever we feel that there are at bats for him,” Scioscia said. “He’s done well. He led off the other day in Seattle, we’ll use him in a multitude of roles and I’m sure that his playing time will increase as we move on and he continues to string together good at-bats.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “Yeah, obviously, everybody wants to be an everyday player,” said Fletcher, who turned 24 on May 31. “Right now, though, just trying to do my role and help the team get wins.”As for batting against right-handers versus southpaws, Fletcher intimated it doesn’t matter to him. Again, his big hit Friday came against Jansen, who throws right.“I mean, I don’t really think about right-handed, left-handed pitcher,” Fletcher said. “It was a big hit that helped the team win, so it was big.”Former Angels sports psychologist Ravizza in medically induced comaDr. Ken Ravizza, a former professor of kinesiology at Cal State Fullerton who worked for the Angels as a sports psychologist, is in a medically induced coma after suffering a heart attack while driving.Ravizza of late has been working for the Chicago Cubs, who were in L.A. on June 25-28 to play the Dodgers. Word of Ravizza’s situation was found on Twitter. Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed what happened via email.Ravizza reportedly was stricken while driving in Orange County. A ote posted by Claire Tehan Ravizza on CaringBridge – a page that helps families facing medical issues communicate – indicated that Ravizza had an EEG on Saturday that indicated his brain is responding to the “deep sedation,” but that it’s too soon “to make a clear determination of brain activity.”The post also said that Ravizza’s heart and blood pressure are stable.Ravizza, who previously worked for the Angels for some 15 years beginning in 1985 – he came back a few years later for a brief second stint – began working at Cal State Fullerton in 1977 teaching physical education classes.Not long after, he began helping student-athletes with mental toughness.“He was one of Fullerton’s secret weapons,” former CSF women’s gymnastics coach Lynn Rogers said. Thanks in part to Ravizza, the Titans won the 1979 national championship.In a 2014 story published in the Orange County Register, Ravizza had this to say about his work: “In sport you have to deal with the reality of the situation that you’re in. You can’t hide. As the Greeks used to say, ancient Greek tradition, you go and you stand naked before the gods.”Simmons cool with not goingShortstop Andrelton Simmons is having a career year, hitting a team-high .315 with six home runs and 39 RBIs before Saturday. But his chances of making the American League All-Star team are slim because the league has many fine players at that position, such as Manny Machado (Orioles) and Carlos Correa (Astros).He won’t win the main fan ballot, meaning his only chances will be via the player ballot or the fan ballot that will decide the final spot on the team.Simmons isn’t concerned.“It’s going to be tough,” he said. “Not too worried about it, honestly. Four days off sounds equally amazing so … whoever makes it is a great honor because you’re making it out of an elite group really because there are a lot of good shortstops in the American League, especially.”Simmons knows what he’ll be doing if he doesn’t make the grade for the July 17 game in Washington D.C.“It would be a great honor if I do,” he said. “If I don’t, just sleeping a lot and catching up, getting ready for the second half.”Shoemaker to start throwingMatt Shoemaker missed the second half of 2017 with a forearm injury, and had surgery to repair the radial nerve in his right forearm.He pitched in one game this season, then was shut down and had surgery to repair a split tendon in the same forearm on May 29.Shoemaker remains in good spirits, though, because he is going to begin throwing next week with the idea of returning sometime this season.“I start a throwing program and, hopefully, can build back up, everything feels great, Lord willing we’re good to go,” said Shoemaker, whose best season was 2014 when he went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA.Shoemaker, 31, can’t wait to get back.“It’s frustrating, to say the least,” he said. “You just want to be out there and play. You want to play, you want to help your team and when you think everything’s good and then some little thing like this comes back, it’s insanely frustrating.“When it first happened again, it was really rough, I guess you could say, mentally, emotionally. But you’ve just gotta fight through that and now I’m looking at the positives of, ‘Hey, I get to start throwing next week and build back up and get ready to go.’ “ A man of few words, Fletcher said he would love to play all the time. But he is far from consumed by that possibility.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

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Sars releases new VAT forms

first_imgThe form will affect all vendors, specifically those involved in the import and export of goods. These vendors will now be required to indicate separately on their declarations all transactions involving the import and export of goods. 30 June 2010 This is the eight-digit number issued to importers and exporters when they register with the Revenue Service. The form also includes a field for the calculation of input tax that applies to non-capital goods in respect of which a valid release document is held as well as a customs code next to the filed for “trading or other name”. Source: BuaNews “Sars believes that the changes being introduced will help to improve efficiency and compliance across the different taxes administered by Sars,” it said. For further assistance, vendors can visit a Sars branch or contact Sars on 0800 00 SARS (7277) or visit the VAT page. The VAT 201 form became available on e-filing on 28 June 2010. Taxpayers who submit their VAT 201 manually must use the form that was provided to them by the Revenue Services. The updated form includes additional information fields that will have to be filled in like a filed for the calculation of input tax that applies to capital goods imported in respect of which a valid release document is held. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has announced a new form for the remittance of Value Added Tax (VAT).last_img read more

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Canadians set to test this Astroskin smart shirt in space

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#Astroskin#Canadian Space Agency#Carré Technologies#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#smart shirt#top Amanda Razani Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puckcenter_img The Canadian Space Agency just signed a $2.4m deal with Carré Technologies to test a smart shirt that can be remotely monitored via several sensors from extremely far distances.The shirt is designed to keep track of the wearer’s health and will be worn by Canadian astronaut, David Saint-Jacques, during a six-month space mission aboard the International Space Station,  that is set for 2018-2019.See Also: Phillips launches ecosystem of connected health wearablesThe smart shirt, named Astroskin, gathers health data on activity levels, vital signs, including blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, heart rate and electrical activity, along with rate of breathing and sleep quality.Co-founder and chief executive of Carré Technologies, Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, explains, “Deploying our wearable sensors and software to the ISS is significant as this represents the ultimate remote patient monitoring scenario. The findings tracking the health of astronauts will be used to make our healthcare system more accessible and support new home care and telemedicine services.”Astroskin has a future here on earthThe creators of Astroskin are already considering the technology’s future in sleep treatment and cardiology and are planning to use the data gathered from the ISS test to, hopefully, bring the smart shirt to the medical world for health monitoring of patients in remote areas of the world.Marc Garneau, Canadian minister for transport, states, “Astroskin may have many applications on Earth, such as medical monitoring of those confined to their homes by illness, people living in remote areas with limited medical access, and those working in hazardous environments. It is another in a long list of space technologies brought down to Earth for all of us.” Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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Cristiano Ronaldo expecting fourth child with girlfriend

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next season View commentscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Cristiano Ronaldo introduces his twinsCristiano Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid — club boss National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo pose with Ronaldo’s eldest son. Image: Screen grab via Instagram/@georginarodriguezofficialFootball great Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that his girlfriend, Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant.The pair have been dating since 2016. When Spanish publication El Mundo asked Ronaldo, 32, if he was happy about his 22-year-old partner’s pregnancy, he said, “Yes, very.”ADVERTISEMENT This will be Ronaldo’s fourth child and Rodriguez’s first.In 2010, he took full custody of his first son named Cristiano whose mother’s identity has remained anonymous.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsImage: Screen grab via Instagram/@cristianoThe Real Madrid and Portugal star player welcomed twins Eva and Mateo by a surrogate mother in June 2017. Niña V. Guno/JBRELATED STORIES:last_img read more

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Gill, Karna, Amittrajit to square off at National Rally Cship

first_imgCoimbatore, Jul 29 (PTI) Top rallyists, including Gaurav Gill, Karna Kadur and Amittrajit Ghosh, will be squaring off and renewing their battles for top honours when the curtain goes up on the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) here tomorrow. Thirty-two teams will be in fray at the opening round of the championship, the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, with two-time APRC champion Gill (Team Mahindra Adventure), defending champion Karna (ARKA Motorsports INRC), two-time INRC champion Amittrajit (Team Mahindra Adventure) and Arjun Rao (AR Racing) likely to be the main contenders once again. The rally will cover a distance of 200 kilometres in and around Kethanur, on the outskirts of the city of Coimbatore, with 71.40 kilometres earmarked for 5 special stages on gravel roads. It traverses through closed sections of, both, public and private, roads and the entire route map has already been shared with the competitors for reconnaissance. Arindam Ghosh, Director, RRPM said: “The 2017 edition of INRC is a big season for us. For the first time, we will be hosting a round in Arunachal Pradesh and the good news is that it is being backed by Arunachal Tourism. This is a great development as globally tourism plays a major role in sponsoring motor sports, including in the WRC.” In all, there will be six rounds this year and all of them will be held in different locales and different terrains which will test the skills of the drivers to the hilt. “Last year my car broke down so I couldnt be among the top contenders. But that?s in the past,” Gill said. “I am ready and raring to go now. We are going to have new car set-ups from the next round which will make the cars faster and so a lot more exciting for us,” he added. Defending champion Karna Kadur, who will be competing for a new team this season, conceded that he would need some time to get his car into the groove. Amitrajit also revealed that he was a little rustic as he hadnt been in a rally car for seven months. “I will get into my rhythm soon,” he said. PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meeting

first_imgRoma president Pallotta admits no holds barred Monchi meetingby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma president James Pallotta admits he’s had a no holds barred meeting in Boston with sports director Monchi.Roma are currently struggling in seventh position.“We had a very productive three days together in Boston discussing both the football and business activities of the club,” said Pallotta.“It goes without saying that no one at the club is happy with the results and performances so far this season and we had an open and honest conversation about issues that we need to address and improve as a matter of urgency to get our season back on track.“There was a lot of straight talking and everything was put on the table. Our only goal now is to do better in everything we do and we will work on that together – from me, our board, our management team, Monchi, Di Francesco, our football operations staff, the players and all the staff.“Together we haven’t met the very high expectations we have set for ourselves – and have tried to deliver on in recent seasons – and that must improve. Together we are working to address that.“If anyone at the club is not committed to being part of a team effort, there’s no place for them here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4-Star WR Equanimeous St. Brown Spoke 3 Languages During His Announcement To Notre Dame

first_imgA general view of Notre Dame's football field.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Anaheim (Calif.) Servite four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown committed to Notre Dame this afternoon, and he showed off being trilingual in the process of doing it. St. Brown’s mother is from Germany, and he spent time attending school in France. He began his announcement and made his commitment in English, but dropped some German and French in between.Here’s St. Brown thanking his mother in German: So St. Brown speaks three languages, his father is a former Mr. World and Mr. Universe bodybuilder and his name is derived from the word equanimity, meaning “mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.” Oh, and he has younger brothers named Osiris and Amon-Ra. He just may be the Most Interesting Recruit In The World.last_img read more

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Quebec language office OKs use of some English words like hashtag grilledcheese

first_imgMONTREAL – English-language words such as hashtag, grilled-cheese, and parking are now acceptable in everyday French-language conversation in Quebec society, according to guidelines recently updated by the province’s language watchdog.The changes were implemented in January, but the revised dictionary by the Office quebecois de la langue francaise only became widely known recently.OQLF spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc said Tuesday it’s the first time the watchdog’s guidelines have been changed since 2007.“We’re always reviewing words to see if they’re acceptable or not,” Le Blanc said in an interview. “I’m sure it’s several dozen (words) that have been anglicized.”Quebec’s language office is infamous across Canada for its strict application of the province’s language laws.Every few months a story makes headlines across the country of some language inspector fretting over English-language signage.The OQLF caused an international stir in 2013 when an inspector warned a popular restaurant in Montreal over its use of the Italian word, “pasta,” on menus, as opposed to the French word, “pates.”But the OQLF, through its website, also offers Quebecers linguistic tools and other resources on how best to use the French-language.The recent changes were made by a five-member linguistics committee composed of francophones who reviewed research done by the provincial agency.In some cases, using both the English or the French equivalent of words got the committee’s seal of approval.For example, the English word, “parking,” may now be used in French, as can its proper French-language equivalent, “stationnement.”Under the language bureau’s policy, words are reviewed based on a long list of detailed criteria, which include their general usage in Quebec.Le Blanc said words from other languages have also crept into daily French usage, such as cafe latte, gelato and trattoria.Benoit Melancon, professor of French literature at Universite de Montreal, said he understands why some Quebecers might be more worried about the use of English words — known as anglicisms — than people in France.“The French are more comfortable using anglicisms because their language isn’t threatened in any way,” he said in an interview. “But here, because of demographic reasons, we feel more threatened.“We’re surrounded by anglophones so it’s normal to think that we should protect French more than in other places from words coming from different places.”He noted that in France, they use the word “footing” instead of jogging.“Footing doesn’t exist in English, but it’s used as an English word,” Melancon said.Melancon gave the provincial language agency top marks for having a “realistic” policy which also encourages the use of French words.“It’s not worth going to war over “grilled-cheese” because it’s common usage,” he added.+++Some examples of English and French words that are both considered acceptable, according to the provincial language office:Cocktail or CoquetelParking or StationnementGrilled-cheese or Sandwich au fromage fondantHashtag or Mot-clicSource: Le grand dictionnaire terminologiquelast_img read more

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