first_img Brad James Written by Tags: Big Sky Football Kickoff/Idaho/Montana/Montana State/Northern Arizona/Preseason Polls/SUU Football/Weber State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSPOKANE, Wash.-Monday, as the Big Sky Conference’s football kickoff commenced, Weber State found itself as a media darling off the heels of a historic season in 2017.Media from Big Sky Conference markets have selected Weber State to finish second in the preseason conference polls.This is the Wildcats’ highest preseason selection since 2009 when they were also slated to finish second after winning the Big Sky in 2008.The Wildcats picked up three first-place votes and netted 124 points in the coaches poll as well as 19 first-place votes in the media poll.Eastern Washington was selected as a unanimous favorite to win the Big Sky in both the coaches and media polls.The Eagles netted six first-place votes in the coaches poll and 27 in the media poll.Southern Utah was selected to place sixth in the conference by both the coaches and media.The Thunderbirds have defied expectations in the past, however, as they won the Big Sky title in 2015 despite being selected to finish eighth in both polls that season.Additionally, SUU was picked to finish seventh in both polls in 2017 and claimed another conference title.Northern Arizona was slated to finish third, while FCS newcomer Idaho was picked to finish fourth overall and Sacramento State was selected to finish fifth.Montana and Montana State rounded out the polls as the Grizzlies and Bobcats were picked to finish sixth and seventh, respectively. July 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Picked Second, SUU Sixth, in Big Sky Conference Preseason Polllast_img read more

first_img ×CHYKONIC Speaks CHYKONIC Speaks As usual with Jersey City Slam, the evening also showcases a Featured Poet – ChyKonic Speaks, a New Jersey-based Slam Poet who has competed at the National Poetry Slam and is a curator of the renowned DAMN Slam in West Orange.Jersey City Slam Gran Opening Mic is Thursday, Sept. 19, Doors open 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m., Artist Talk 8– 9 p.m. Tickets $10. To purchase visit: www.JCTCenter.orgGrand Open Mic Poetry can be of any style; newcomers welcomed. It is recommended that readers arrive early because the open mic list is expected to fill-up early.The founders and poets of Jersey City Slam have not only organized numerous poetry projects throughout the region, but have represented Jersey City in national poetry competitions and offer spoken-word workshops for youths and adults. The Grand Open Mic is the first of a series of planned Jersey City Slam events hosted by JCTC.Grand Open Mic opens the 10th season of Jersey City Slam Open Mic series. Jersey City Slam provides a safe space for poets to showcase their voices free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions. For more information, visit:“Poets have their fingers on the pulse of the community and the universe,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Live poetry readings are a dynamic and immediate art form. Poets regularly explore  issues that are global in scope but relevant to both the individual and the community, which is at the heart of JCTC’s mission. Jersey City Slam has been serving the community for a very long time and we look forward to collaborating with them now and for future projects.”Grand Open Mic will be hosted by Jersey City Slam veterans and performance poets, Mark Skrzypczak and Ann Marie Manso. “We are excited to be working with JCTC,” said Skrzypczak, Event Coordinator, Jersey City Slam. “Slam has grown so much over the last few years and JCTC wants to help us take what we do to the next level by increasing our production quality and enhancing the experience for everyone. Grand Open Mic will be a first taste of things to come.”Grand Open Mic Featured Performer/Chykonic SpeaksNew Jersey Poet and recent graduate student at Montclair State University, ChyKonic Speaks has represented both the Montclair State Poetry Team and Jersey City Slam Team. She successfully competed at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational and the National Poetry Slam. Co-Founder and Co-Host of DAMN Slam in West Orange, her goal is to always keep creating new meaningful content and to make an impactful contribution to the craft. Grand Open Mic Co-Host / Mark SkrzypczakNew Jersey Poet, Haiku Aficionado and Event Director of Jersey City Slam Mark Skrzypczak was nominated as “Slam Organizer of the Year,” at the 2016 National Poetry Awards. Poetry has led Skrzypczak to perform all over the country including Boston, Salt Lake City, Oakland, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Rutgers University, Barnard College, and the University of Colorado. He represented Jersey City Slam at the National Poetry Slam as a slammer in 2013 and as a coach in 2015-18. He coached the viral sensation Rutgers University Poetry Slam Team at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational from 2013-2015.His work has been published multiple times in Borderline and Minglewood and has had his work praised on Slam Center during the 2013 National Poetry Slam. He will appear in the upcoming anthology by Ko(A) Publishing, The Revolution.’ Grand Open Mic Co-Host / Ann Marie MansoJersey City Slam veteran and Co-Slammaster, Ann Marie Manso is an educator and performance poet from Northern New Jersey. While her writing career began with several publications and performances of her original work in high school, she began competing in poetry slams during her time as an undergrad at Montclair State University. Her team placed fourth at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, marking her as one of the top collegiate poets in the nation. After college, she began slamming regularly at Jersey City Slam. She was a member of their 2015 and 2016 National Poetry Slam teams and represented the city at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. When not performing, Ann Marie is an English teacher who tries to instill a love for writing in every student she encounters.Funding for Grand Open Mic was made possible by generous support from the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.Grand Open Mic was also made possible through the generosity of Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, JCTC’s Board of Directors, private donors and local Jersey City businesses.Jersey City Theater Center, Inc. (JCTC) is a nonprofit, 501c3 arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about important issues of our times through the arts.center_img Poetry takes center stage at Merseles Studios when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Jersey City Slam’s Grand Open Mic.A decade-old Hudson County literary tradition, the Grand Open Mic is Jersey City Slam’s signature “open mic” show, where new and established poets, spoken-word artists, and other writer/performers gain new audiences by reading their work to the public.last_img read more

first_img Related Shows Josh Gad Star Files View Comments Bullets Over Broadway Zach Braff This is it! Bullets Over Broadway may have some killer wigs, but nothing like this. Wish I Was Here, directed by and starring Bullets star Zach Braff and co-written with his brother, Adam Braff, has released a teaser trailer, below, and the opening shot could put the angels of Kinky Boots into a fit of jealousy! The film tells the story of a thirty-something man who finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, career and family. The Kickstarter-funded drama-comedy, which also features stage faves Mandy Patinkin and Josh Gad, is set to release in July. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Mandy Patinkinlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sceneless Scene ShowcaseAmong those taking the stage at this special event are the New York-based melodic rock band Ionia, a socially and economically conscious quintet who recently released their EP, Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32. Also performing will be Indie pop rockers Swim, Martial and Claire Raby. Rounding out the lineup are alt-rockers Too Early to Tell and the psychedelic reggae funk group Whole Sum. 89 North, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. $5. 6 p.m. March 19.Green JellyGreen Jelly (the Y is pronounced O, but don’t mention that to Kraft Foods) is an American comedy rock band. How much fun is that? You might remember their 1992 hit “Three Little Pigs” (re-released in ’93), a rock version of the story we all grew up with. Fun fact: Maynard James Keenan, the falsetto voice of the pigs’ “Not by the hair on my chinny-chin-chin,” is now the lead vocalist in the band Tool. Join these guys as they rock out in Bay Shore. Warming up the crowd will be Vedre, Flak Jacket, All Things End and Lÿnch Pigs. Even Flow bar & Grill, 150 East Main St., Bay Shore. $10. 6:30 p.m. March 19.Howard JonesHoward Jones, of mega-hit stardom of the 1980s, is back to rock the Paramount. This British musician, singer, and songwriter made his name with such hits as “No One Is to Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better.” Howard Jones cemented his place in pop history with a turn on the Live Aid stage in 1985. Will he turn back the clock and bring the audience back to the glory of the Reagan ’80s? Pop up your collar and go find out. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$75. 8 p.m. March 19. Indulgent LucieIndulgent Lucie is what happens when reggae, pop, and jazz converge to create a masterful mashup of sound. Reminiscent of UB40 and Sublime, Indulgent Lucie’s set lists are comprised of both originals and covers–yet any song they cover quickly becomes their own, re-imagined in their own interpretation so much so that you’ll forget what that song you once knew by heart ever originally sounded like. They’re that good. At the lounge. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Free. 8 p.m. March 19.Method Man and RedmanHip hop duo Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan infamy) and Redman (of Def Squad) will be unloading their mesmerizing, hypnotic rhymin’ spitfire on Patchogue, and in the process, undoubtedly cementing this gig into “epic” status. The lyrical madmen–who notoriously starred together in the 2001 cult classic film How High?–are always sure to amaze, and if they throw down in an old-school rap battle circa 20 years ago on Yo! MTV Raps, well that would simply be mondo dope. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $25-$45. 8 p.m. March 19.Long Island Natural History ConferenceSixteen leading naturalists will give presentations during this two-day conference on a wide variety of topics, from LI’s lichens, seals and the never-ending dilemma with deers to recent changes in the Island’s bird communities and our disastrous collective record protecting our precious subterranean aquifers. A focus this year will be on the arrival of coyotes on LI. Yes, there will be field trips! Brookhaven National Laboratory, William Floyd Parkway, Upton. $30 per day, $40 both days. 9 a.m., March 20, 21.Kalin and Myles “The Dedication Tour”These gushy heartthrobs turned their chance meeting at a viewing of The Beibler’s Never Say Never into a successful hip-pop duo, sharing their love of music and mutual respect for each other before audiences across the country. Swoon as they grace The ‘Mountler! Dance along as they bring the beat! Sing together, holding hands with the person next to you and smilin’, smilin’, smilin’ the whole night through! Warming up the crowd are Jacquie Lee, Anjali and Matt Hill. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$75. 7:30 p.m. March 20.AfterburnThis glorious night of rock will help chase away this winter’s blues and melt the ice walls you’ve consequently built up around your heart. Raise your hands in the air! Jump as high as you can! Bop, bop, bop to the beat amid an ocean of bass and incendiary guitar chaos, reveling in the magnificence and sheer joy of live, local bands doing what they do best: absolutely owning the night. Opening the show are To The Pain, Muddy Pig Nipples [perhaps one of the best-named bands around], Symptom 7 and Sweet Tooth. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 7:30 p.m. March 20.All About ElvisElvis Presley’s musical prowess has been well-documented, but it’s what The King did off the stage that will have you gushing all over again. First, guests will be treated to a 60-minute documentary titled 200 Cadillacs, which will showcase Elvis’ dynamic charitable side, followed up with a concert featuring the documentary’s co-producer Rex Fowler and The Rockabilly Kings. [Read About The King’s Connection To Long Island HERE] Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 8 p.m. March 20.Sinatra Celebrates New YorkIt seems Frank Sinatra loved New York as much as New York loved him, and that decades-long affection will be on full display in Riverhead, with this tribute straight from the heart. The 18-piece New Millennium Big Band’s performance will serve as a nightcap for guests who plan to arrive early for a la carte dinner and drinks. You know you’ll want to swing the night away! Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. $35. 8 p.m. March 20.Nick Tangorra BandIn a little more than two years, this trio has captured the hearts of their fans with their self-released debut album Teenage Love and Other Stories, which quickly rocketed up Apple iTune’s top 100 pop chart. In fact, the band has already amassed an impressive fan base, many of whom refer to themselves as, “FANgorras.” That has a much better ring to it than “Beliebers,” right? Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Suite 1, Port Washington. $25-$50. 8 p.m. March 20.David MassengillThe master singer and storyteller, who also plays a mean Appalachian lap dulcimer, has been essential to keeping the American folk music tradition alive. But he is more than just a great folk musician: The All American Music Guide wrote, “David Massengill’s lyrical facility is the most astounding to appear since that of Elvis Costello. He can be wickedly funny and deeply touching in the same line—and his imagination seems unlimited.” This venue is the perfect place to just sit back with a friend or loved one, enjoy a fresh, welcoming cup of your favorite bean, and simply melt away into this extraordinary music! Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. $15 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. March 20.ParmaleeNo, this is not some bizarre, Suffolk County-special concoction of fresh, breaded chicken cutlets topped in dripping, semi-liquid Parmesan chee with a fresh avocado and side of peanut butter-and-banana omelets. [Though how absolutely fantastic does that sound!?] Long Island country rock fans who appreciate gritty, down-to-Earth, small-town musicians will no doubt take a liking to this band. Parmalee has shown a resilience that we New Yorkers appreciate—and earning the support of fans along the way. Come watch them rock out, and afterwards, you just might want to mosey on down the block to the Lighthouse Diner and see if you can create your own, special brand of “Parm-a-lee.” Print out this blurb and show them; tell em “Tirana sent me,” and enjoy! Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall. 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. $22. 9 p.m. March 20.“Girls to Pearls” Cocktail SoireeBeautiful gowns, magical gifts and cool, refreshing beverages–this gala has it all! Enjoi Lux presents the 5th Annual Prom Dress Giveaway, dubbed “Girls to Pearls” Cocktail Soiree, hosted by Women of Integrity Inc. Prepare to be amazed. Seasons 52 Restaurant, Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. $30. 2 p.m. March 21.Sculpture DemonstrationArtist Alice Riordan provides a demonstration on how to create magical, lifelike figures out of clay. It’s the time-tested method this talented artist has used for all the sculptures presently adorning the gallery. Riordan will share her knowledge and love for the medium, too, from which she has enjoyed years of creative, electrifying joy. Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 2:30 p.m. March 21.Spring Craft Beer FestivalThis is a craft beer drinker’s dream. More than 50 breweries will be pouring ungodly amounts of Indian Pale Ales and other brews to hop-starved beer connoisseurs during two 3 1/2 hour sessions at Nassau Coliseum. This could be the final Spring Craft Beer Festival at the Old Barn, so make it count. We’ll be working that day, but don’t be shy—drop off a pint to our humble headquarters in Garden City and we’ll raise a few together. Cheers! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $45, $55 DOS, $12 DD. 12:30-4 p.m., 5:30-9 p.m. March 21.The WeekendersIt’s not too much of a stretch to say that there’s a little bit of The Weekenders in all of us. The trio lives for the two most desired days of the week. “The weekend is when we become the people we really want to be,” the group writes in its official bio. Celebrate with the group as they tell their story through their music. Opening the show will be Gianni Paci, Bad Head and Kodiak. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 3:30 p.m. March 21.Doo Wop ExtravaganzaThey’re not calling this a Doo Wop extravaganza for nothing. NYCB Theatre at Westbury will be home to two (!!) shows featuring seven (!!) Doo Wop veterans, from Lou Christie and the Legendary Teenagers to The Marcels and The Elegants. Maybe—just maybe—The Marcels will serenade the audience with its hit song “Blue Moon.” Don’t miss out! John Kuse and the Excellents, Lou Christie, The Legendary Teenagers, The Marcels, The Elegants, Lenny Coco & the Original Chimes, Danny and the Juniors. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 3 p.m., 7 p.m. March 21.Dinner at the GuggenheimsFriends of the Sands Point Preserve’s historic Hempstead House will be the setting of an elegant dinner theater experience that will explore the festive spirit of the Guggenheims, whose reputation of lavish entertainment at their Gold Coast estate is well-known. It’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind theater experience with dancing to a live orchestra, musical performance and dinner. Hempstead House, Sands Point Preserve 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. $110. 7 p.m. March 21.“Growing Minds Ethiopia”A fundraiser and photography exhibition of works by  Lauren Werner will tell, through a pictorial presentation, the story of a local Ethiopian child, Genet, and how supporting her, as well as other bright students, is growing the minds of tomorrow’s leaders around the globe. In addition to the exhibit, the evening promises to be fun-filled, with dinner, drinks, raffle items, as well as a live and silent auction. The fundraiser benefits the nonprofit Roots Ethiopia. North Shore Day School, 85 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. $65. 7 p.m. March 21.“Big Break” ShowcaseLove Revolution Org and the Gold Coast Arts Center are once again searching for the next big thing to come off Long Island, with a little help from some of their friends in the music industry. Performing will be Tayla St. Rose, Sir Cadian Rhythm, Zolfolk, Jaclyn Manfredi, Justin Davi, See and Samantha Daniels. Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. $10 adults, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. March 21. The Marshall Tucker BandThese hard-rockin’, big-hearted good ol’ Southern boys are out “searchin’ for a rainbow,” as they titled their 2015 tour—with a tribute to the title of their 1975 album—and we hope they all find more than a pot of gold at the end. Hell yeah, thanks to their dedicated following, they’ve been out on the road for 44 years since they first took the highway out of town. Singer Doug Gray’s spirited drawl has been bringing fans to their feet, creating a high energy buzz from start to finish. There’s rock, naturally, plus plenty of country, blues and jazz. Everybody can see what makes these rocking and rolling rednecks the greatest band to ever come out of Spartanburg, S.C. And they can thank a blind piano tuner who left his personalized key ring behind him in their rehearsal space for inspiring the band to immortalize him. As Gray recalls the first time they ever met, the man whispered to him, “You’ve never let me down yet, don’t let me down now!” And the Marshall Tucker Band never has and never will. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$59.50. 8 p.m. March 21.Jimmie VaughanGive Jimmie Vaughan his due, he’ll tell you straight out that he plays, “blues, ballads and favorites,” but there’s so much more to what he offers the musical world than this humble guitarist will readily admit. As Guitar Player Magazine called him, “He is a virtual deity—a living legend.” From spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to becoming a premier designer of custom classic cars, he’s one of a kind who honors his roots but embraces the present and beyond as befits a musician whose mentor was Muddy Waters. Growing up outside Dallas, he listened avidly to the legendary Wolfman Jack, the great radio dee-jay whose broadcast from a desert hideaway in Mexico turned on a generation and sparked a cultural revolution. And one more thing, when his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin in 1990, Jimmie took it hard and stopped touring until Eric Clapton helped to coax him back on the road so he could share his gift with the world. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $50-$55. 8 p.m. March 21.Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra Spring ConcertA rousing program of Carl Maria von Weber, the great violin concerto by Tchaikovsky—with rising start violinist Ryu Goto—and Sibelius’ mighty Symphony No. 2 under the direction of the Maestro David Bernard. Berner Auditorium, 50 Carman Rd., Massapequa. Free. 8 p.m. March 21.“My Sinatra”Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS television special into a biographical, often hilarious, and poignant one-man musical play about his love and idolization for his hero, Frank Sinatra, and the perils of wanting to become somebody else. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $28-$64. 8 p.m. March 21.  Lily TomlinShe’s one hell of a funny lady, perhaps the one of America’s greatest comediennes, whose career has been extraordinary. For her TV work, Lily Tomlin has earned Emmys and acclaim, including a part on West Wing. Who can ever forget the first time they saw her on Laugh-In answer the phone as the obnoxious Ernestine or sat in that oversize rocking chair as that devilish six-year-old, Edith Ann? For her work on Broadway, she’s won Tony awards, particularly for her great one-woman performance in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. She won a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording. And tons of accolades for her screen work—though no Oscar yet—particularly when she joined Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in the feminist comedy 9 to 5 or stood out as a gospel singer in Robert Altman’s Nashville. Too bad Mark Twain wasn’t around at the Kennedy Center in 2003 to see her win the prestigious prize named after him, because we know he and Lily are two of a kind: great American humorists, one from Hannibal, Missouri, the other from Detroit. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$69.50. 3 p.m. March 22.Star Shine 2015 Youth Talent SearchA panel of three judges with backgrounds in dance and music will critique each performance in front of a live audience. The top three acts will be awarded $300 in cash prizes. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $9-$25. 3 p.m. March 22.Three Generations of Swing GuitarIf you call these guys swingers, they won’t mind. Better you call them the kings of three generations of swing, because they are regarded as among the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. Approaching 90, Bucky Pizzarelli is rightly the elder statesman of the group, having practically invented the style decades ago. He’s played with Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Les Paul, to name a few. Ed Laub regards Bucky as his mentor on guitar but he also sings, his vocals drawing comparisons to Kenny Rankin and Chet Baker. Showing the range of his musical prowess, Frank Vignola has played with Ringo Starr, Madonna and the Boston Pops—earning the praise of Les Paul, who put Vignola on his short list of “five most admired guitarists” that the guitar legend once compiled for the Wall Street Journal. Last but by no means least, Vinny Raniolo may be the youngest of this elite set, but he’s just as talented, having recorded with Bucky and David Grisman, among other top acts. Watching these guitar stars shine on stage is a music lover’s dream come true. With Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub & Vinny Raniolo. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 7 p.m. March 22.NY Jazz MissionThis outstanding trio is indeed on a mission: to bring the best jazz to the widest audience possible. Founded and led by drummer/percussionist Milton Hernandez, the NY Jazz Mission is devoted to carrying on the great tradition of the greatest American musical form ever invented. With David Sacrestano on bass and Jay Orig on piano, they honor all the greats who’ve gone before, following the example of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and bringing the compositions of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker to life right before your ears. It’s intimate, it’s expansive, it’s emotional, it’s unbelievable. But above all, it’s the best it can be. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Free. 7 p.m. March 22.June Capossela KempfThis author will speak and sign her new book, Yo God! Jay’s Story. “Yo God! You got me into this, now get me out.” That tough FTW in-your-face attitude masks a TLC softie, who meets his fate with courage, dignity and style. He was no ordinary poster kid. Jonathan’s story will leave the reader questioning how he could manage all his conflicts—especially those dealing with faith. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. March 23.The Decent OneAn intimate, disturbing portrait of Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler, one of the Nazi’s highest-ranking officials, as seen through his diaries, love letters and family photos. How did his cruelty and evil develop? Viewers are granted access to the mind, experiences, ideas and emotions that turned him into the “architect of the Holocaust.” Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. $7. 7 p.m. March 23.Taking Back SundayWhen the great Long Island band, Taking Back Sunday, takes the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island’s top-rated entertainment venue will be celebrating another milestone: its 500th ticketed event since its doors opened in September 2011. For the band, the performance marks their fourth appearance there. “The Paramount is my favorite venue to play on Long Island,” says band member Shaun Cooper. “We are so fortunate to have such a great sounding establishment right in our own backyard. We are honored to be the 500th show there.” They have just released Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings, which features new songs along with rare and unreleased tracks. Opening the show are The Menzingers and letlive. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $27.50-$45. 7 p.m. March 24.Carly Simon and Carole King ScreeningBoth hail from the New York City area and wrote about the condition of women in their time with a clarity and honesty that connected with their audience. They presented themselves as women in charge on stage, accompanying themselves with either piano or guitar, no distractions. Their music was accessible, sincere, and radio-friendly in style and song length. They found their voice politically and socially. Rare clips of both women performing will be screened for Women’s Herstory Month. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. March 24. Darcy Novick Presents Comedy Night At Lounge 960The rightfully anointed Princess of LI Comedy, Darcy Novick, is back with a very funny line-up, featuring comedian Mitchell Walters along with Tom Dadario (Comedy Central), and John Consoli (Comedy Zone)—and she’ll make people laugh as well with her irrepressible humor. Mitchell Walters has headlined for every major comedy club across America and Canada. For three years, he toured America with the late, great Sam Kinison as one of the “Outlaws of Comedy.” His signature routine has earned him the title, “The Area Code Guy.” Mitchell challenges the audience to name any U.S. city and he responds with its area code with rapid-fire accuracy, making ad lib connections between his material and the area codes. It is a remarkable display of mental agility and comedic genius. All together with these comics, you may laugh so hard it hurts—and that pain means the American Cancer Society and Bosom Buddies will gain, because they’ll get a portion of the proceeds. Mitchell Walters, Tom Daddario NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $13. 7:30 p.m. March 25.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

first_img 67SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: Details The other day I was attempting to connect to the Wells Fargo website and while typing in, I accidentally typed in Yes, I typed a P where I should have typed the letter O. So how did this happen? It was an easy enough mistake to make. I generally type very quickly and, after all, the P is right next to the O on the keyboard. Unfortunately, by the time I realized my mistake, I had already completed the rest of the URL and hit Enter. Here’s where things got interesting, instead of receiving an error message saying that the web page didn’t exist, I was actually automatically redirected to the real domain. Of course, my first assumption was that maybe this was some sort of look-alike website that was trying to steal my personal information, but after a thorough review, I was able to confirm that yes, indeed Wells Fargo did own this other mistyped domain name.That got me thinking, I wonder if they own other mistyped domains. So I tried and sure enough, I ended up at the real Wells Fargo! As I spent the next few minutes playing around, I came to a couple conclusions. First, Wells Fargo owns a number of domains that are mistyped by just one character. Second, the mistyped domains that they didn’t own were already owned by other people. In fact, during my quick check, I was unable to find a mistyped domain for the bank that had not been purchased by either them or someone else. On a whim, I tried the same thing with Bank of America, this time typing in, which replaced the letter O with the letter I. Sure enough, I was taken to the real Bank of America’s website. It seems that Wells Fargo was not the only big bank that owned mistyped domain names.The next big question I had to ask was why? What reason would these big banks have in purchasing domains that are literally nothing more than typos? I figured it had something to do with cybersecurity, so naturally I called my good friend Jim Stickley. You may have seen him on the Today Show or pitching LifeLock in the wee hours.Jim quickly confirmed my suspicions. According to Jim, criminals spend a large amount of time and money buying up domains that are similar to real financial institution domain names. This trend is called typosquatting and the goal is to either trick unsuspecting victims into providing personal/confidential information or to simply install malware on these victims’ computers. Basically, somebody mistypes the URL for their financial institution and without even realizing it, they’ve made themselves prey for these nasty criminals. But it gets worse. Jim brought up something I hadn’t even thought about. Criminals are also using these similar domain names for spear phishing attacks. In these cases, thousands of emails are sent out to potential victims claiming to be from the financial institution with a link that looks so close to the real financial institution’s domain, people don’t notice the minor difference. By buying and deploying all these extra domain names, the two big banks I checked in this unscientific experiment were simply trying to head off cybercrime before it could happen. I imagine a lot of people mistype these domains names and never even realize it because of the extra measures taken by these big banks.Unfortunately, what I found next was a little more disappointing. I started testing credit unions and regional banks, typing in domain names with a mistyped character. Time and again, either the web page did not exist, a random person owned it or in some cases, I was actually directed to a malicious website that tried to install malware on my computer. Then Jim suggested I try Numerica Credit Union based out of Spokane, Wash. I know some folks there and their tech IQ is pretty high, so I figured I’d find out just how high. I tried their website with a mistyped domain and it went to their website. I tried another and again, it went to their website. I tried at least ten more variations and in every attempt, I was directed back to Numerica’s real website. I had to know more so I spoke with Kelly Ferguson, Numerica CU’s CIO. He told me, “Keeping our members secure is paramount to Numerica and that means staying on the cutting edge of technology. We realized trying to figure out every possible domain to secure and then trying to purchase and manage all of those domains would require an incredible amount of work and resources, but we knew it had to be done. Fortunately, we found a service called Domain Assure, from Stickley on Security. This service allowed us to simply provide our domain name and they did the rest.” And suddenly it made sense how Jim had known that Numerica CU was secure; his company had provided Numerica with the solution. After speaking with Kelly, I tested out a few more community financial institutions, optimistic that others might be taking similar measures. Alas, in my simple unscientific experiment, I was unable to locate any other community FIs that had taken the steps to fully secure their domain. I talked to Jim again and he assured me that the typosquatting problem isn’t limited to just financial institutions. While they’re popular targets for obvious reasons, typosquatters can go after any business with a popular website. However, he also assured me that giving typosquatters a proverbial kick in the crotch is easy and not very expensive. Bottom line: If your business has a heavily used website, you should be taking defensive measures around typosquatting.In the never-ending battle between big banks and community FIs, technology has long been called the great equalizer. But that only works if the community FIs use technology as well as (or even better than) the big banks. This is a good example of attention to detail. All financial institution websites may look the same, but are all consumers protected equally? Unfortunately, in this case, the answer is no. And until community FIs shore up details like these, their consumers will remain vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals and they’ll remain vulnerable to attacks from big banks.last_img read more

first_imgThe following counties had the most accommodation units from the group Hotels and similar accommodation for persons with reduced mobility and disabilities: Split-Dalmatia (20,5%), Istria (14,0%), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (13,1%), Zadar 10,2%), Dubrovnik-Neretva (9,7%) and the City of Zagreb (9,4%), which is a total of 76,9%. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in the Republic of Croatia, out of a total of 1 accommodation facilities from the group Hotels and similar accommodation, in which tourist nights were realized in 074, 2018 accommodation facilities (355%) had accommodation units (rooms and apartments) for people with reduced mobility and disabilities. In the Split-Dalmatia County, most accommodation units are for people with reduced mobility and disabilities In 2018, a total of 1 accommodation units (515 rooms and 1 suites) were available in the group Hotels and similar accommodation for persons with reduced mobility and disabilities. A total of 33,1% of hotel accommodation facilities in Croatia have accommodation facilities for people with reduced mobility and disabilities. center_img In other counties, 23,1% of accommodation units for persons with reduced mobility and disabilities were available. Hotels have the most rooms and suites for people with reduced mobility and disabilities In the structure of accommodation facilities from the group Hotels and similar accommodation that had accommodation units (rooms and apartments) for persons with reduced mobility and with disabilities, most accommodation units were in hotels (83,9%). Other facilities from the group Hotels and similar accommodation had 16,1% of accommodation units at their disposal.last_img read more

first_imgDetroit Free Press 21 October 2018Family First Comment:  “Randy Hillard has travelled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life. South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney. But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through an assisted-suicide organization overseas.” #rejectassistedsuicide Hillard has traveled more in the past eight years than he has his entire life.South America. Dubai. Singapore. Sydney.But if he went through with his plan to go to Switzerland in 2010, those trips wouldn’t have happened. That’s because eight years ago, Hillard was determined to kill himself through an assisted-suicide organization overseas.He was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer just a few months before he went on a quest to kill himself. He suddenly realized he had become obsessive when he began planning his funeral.“It was one rather pathetic way of asserting some control over my life,” said Hillard. “Cancer was going to kill me, and I did not intend to die yet.”Hillard abandoned the idea after he heard about a drug called Herceptin. His oncologist at University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center suggested he give it a try.Back in 2010, the drug had just recently been approved for stomach cancer patients and promised a slightly longer life expectancy — 11 to 13 months longer. It was a long shot: Only 20 percent of cancer patients have the HER-2 protein surrounding the cancer cell targeted by the drug.Hillard’s metastatic tumors had that specific protein. And eight years later, it still puzzles him … well, the statistics do. Stomach cancer at his stage has an 18-percent survival rate, and, not to mention, is one of the most uncommon cancers in America.“I wake up every day shocked at how non-dead I am,” he said. read more

first_imgChris Lowery will now lead Ivy Tech’s Columbus/ Southeast region. (Image: Ivy Tech)Ivy Tech Community College has selected Chris Lowery, Batesville,  to serve as Chancellor of the college’s combined region which includes the Columbus and Southeast regions.Lowery most recently served as the Director of Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Inc, a company he has been a part of for the last 19 years.“I am honored and pleased to have been selected to lead the newly created Columbus/Southeast Region. The trust placed in me by President Snyder, his cabinet, and the regional boards is humbling. The rich history and promising future of Ivy Tech are unparalleled and I welcome the opportunity to be part of the team moving forward,” Lowery said. “I look forward to meeting and building relationships with the students, staff, faculty, and administratorsat Ivy Tech. And, I look forward to strengthening the partnerships between Ivy Tech and employers, schools, and communities of the Columbus/Southeast Region.”Passionate about education, Lowery serves as school board president of the Batesville Community School Corporation and was a founder of the Batesville Community Education Foundation.As President of the Batesville Board, he has led the school corporation in efforts that have resulted in top academic and managerial rankings including: “A” ranking bythe Indiana Department of Education; “Best Buy” from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; and top ISTEP, AP, and SAT scores in Indiana (top 10 among public schools).Under his leadership, the school corporation partnered with the city of Batesville, private businesses, philanthropic organizations, and individuals to fund and establish a full scale Ivy Tech Community College campus in Batesville. The campus opened to students in January of 2013.“We are pleased to add Chris to our team in this multi-campus leadership position. His passion for education, and how Ivy Tech will rebuild our middle class, are among the many reasons we selected him,” Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said. “He will ensure that our efforts in the various communities we serve are consistent with the needs of those communities. He brings a wealth of experience in economic and workforce development, which is at the core of our mission at Ivy Tech Community College.”Three years ago, Lowery founded the Batesville Roundtable, whose participants are leaders from business, education, healthcare, and the not-for-profit sectors. The three-fold purpose of the Roundtable is to: convene community leaders regularly with the intent of strengthening ties and friendships; gather and hear from a wide range of state and national leaders to prompt thoughtful discussion and dialogue; and think deeply about and develop strategies around such issues as economics, business, education and quality of place. In 2013, Lowery was appointed by Governor Pence to serve as chair of one of the newly created Indiana Regional Works Councilsfor southeastern Indiana.“As the Indiana Career Council recently shared, there are challenges and opportunities facing Indiana as leaders seek to align, engage, and advance a strategic plan for transforming Indiana’s workforce,” Lowery said. “As a state and region it will be critical that we: make certain that K-12 education, higher education, employers, and communities are aligned; relentlessly focus on and ensure that services are student- and worker-centric and geared toward success; and invest in demand-driven programs. In observing these pillars for transformation, I know that IvyTech Columbus/Southeast will be central in driving these outcomes and in addressing the related and tangential challenges and opportunities.”As Director of Public Policy and Engagement for Hillenbrand, Lowery was responsible for corporate communications, public affairs and government relations. Leading all engagement and communications efforts for Hillenbrand, his focus was to ensure the corporate strategy of acquisitive and organic growth was aligned in implementation and message across the enterprise. He also served as chair of Hillenbrand’s Charitable Contributions Committee. In his nearly two decades with Hillenbrand, Lowery previously served in a variety of leadership capacities at Batesville Casket Company in the areas of sales development, human resources, product leadership, and marketing and strategic planning for the options division.Prior to joining Hillenbrand, Lowery was Executive Director of the Association of Indiana Counties, an aide to former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, and an aide to then Senator Dan Quayle. While on the staff of Governor Orr, he was actively involved in supporting the A+ Program for Educational Excellence and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his service to the people of the State of Indiana.Lowery also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Public Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers and is a member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Economic Development. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the Southeastern Indiana YMCA, and the Batesville Chamber of Commerce.He is a graduate of the Indiana University (IU) School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His wife, Jerilyn is also a graduate of IU. They are members and supporters of the Well House Society, the Arbutus Society, the Alumni Association, the Varsity Club and Hoosiers for Higher Education. He also serves as a member of the SPEA alumni board and is a member of the IU Alumni Association (IUAA) Executive Council, the governing body of the IUAA.Chris and Jerilyn have two children, one a graduate of IU and the other a sophomore at IU.The combination of the Columbus and Southeast regions took place in January with the retirement of Southeast Chancellor James Helms, and the appointment of then Columbus Chancellor John Hogan to an Associate Vice President position.Press release from Ivy Tech Community Collegelast_img read more

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team loss against the South Dearborn Lady Squires 25-8, 25-14. The score did not show the type of play the 7th team put together during the game. This was the best played game the 7th grade team played this year. The Cardinals transferred from defense to offense nicely. Ashley Hunter and Jaelyn Owens passed the ball to help setup our offense. This led to 2 spikes from Rachel Suttmann and a 1 spike from Lucy Aplanalp, Cora Roth and Kalli Obermeyer each. Although, the Cardinals struggled at the serving line. They only won 8 points off their serves. Suttmann led the Cardinals with 3 points followed by Cora Roth and Sophia Hohenstein with 2 points each and Aplanalp served for 1 point. The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated the South Dearborn Squires 25-23, 25-21. In the first set, the Cardinals struggled with their serves which allowed the Squires to stay in the game. The Cardinals shrugged it off and served very well in the second set. Kate Weber led with 8 points followed by Isabelle Wonnell and Ingrid Tuveson with 5 points each, Maggie Beiser, Ava Owens and Rhea Miller with 2 points each, and Ella Moster, Claire Saner and Catherine Streator with 1 point each. Solid passing was delivered by Lilly Schebler to help setup our offense. Saner and Streator was strong at the net with 5 hits each.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

first_imgFSSA recently announced that families whose children receive free or reduced-cost meals at school will receive “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer” (EBT) benefits.  Families who do not currently receive SNAP will receive an electronic benefits transfer card in the mail by the end of May, along with instructions on how to activate and use their card. Some local recipients are reporting that they have received their cards.  If you receive a card in a white envelope, do not throw it away.  Families do not have to apply for Pandemic EBT, also called “P-EBT.” The P-EBT card works like a bank debit card and can be used at any store in the United States that accepts SNAP, but cannot be used for cash withdrawals at ATM machines. FSSA worked with the Indiana Department of Education to identify these families based upon their child already receiving free and reduced-cost meals at school.last_img read more