Dumpstaphunk Finds The Groove At The End Of The Oregon Trail [Review]

first_imgThe wild eyed guitar and bass antics of Hall don’t obscure his impressive skill on whatever stringed instrument rests in his hands. His back and forth eye contact with the man on the marque, and the keys, Ivan Neville, had the element of a soldier and a general, setting the plan of attack. Neville makes playing the organ look like a dance, as if each keystroke is an extension of a connection to a higher groove that he is trying to share. Whether he was entertaining the crowd with tales of their day of travel or extorting them to sing along as Dumpstaphunk shook the rafters, Ivan Neville gives the same full-tilt commitment to the moment, and it’s invigorating to see.For nearly two hours, Dumpstaphunk laid down slabs of pulsating funk that seemed to subsume the room  and made the people marionettes in the hands of musical masters. Guitarist Ian Neville continues to carve out more lead time in the mix, with several blistering leads and slinky rhythm lines that drew appreciative cheers from the packed house. When the last notes faded, an appreciative and somewhat bewildered audience greeted the band’s outstretched arms with an uproarious cheer, showing their appreciation for the mind warping display they had just undergone.The night’s festivities kicked off with Joytribe, a funk & soul collective based out of the Rose City. Led by sax player Chelsea Luker, the band was trying out some additional players, and the thick sound made a serious impact on the early arriving crowd. With show-stopping turns on the mic singing and playing Luker grabbed the listeners attention, but the funky vibe of the band kept them riveted. Their set was very well received, and it appears an answer was given to the band’s musical question of whether adding a few more hands was a good idea or not.It will be fun to see what the future brings for Joytribe! Dumpstaphunk is touring the Pacific Northwest, acting as funk ambassadors and making it their mission to bring the get down vibe to the people who need it, wherever they may be. Their noble quest brought them the Star Theater in Portland, OR on a clear Thursday night, which they filled with waves of bass, organ and slinky guitar that swept away everyone like a groove tsunami.There’s no adherence to the age old wisdom “Too much of a good thing” when it comes to Dumpstaphunk, as the trance dancing audience was delighted to hear. Nick Daniels possesses one of the deepest, sweetest bass tones of any living player that strikes listeners at their centers and takes hold. Over the course of the set, he ranged from precise to sludge-thick, while sharing lead vocal duties in a powerful falsetto. As always with Dumpstaphunk, if one is good then two must be better, and Daniels was joined in the deep end by multi-instrumentalist Tony Hall.last_img read more

Guyana union rejects government wage offer

first_imgThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has rejected an offer made by the David Granger administration for salary increases for public servants to be effective this year.However, government representatives, said the government is doing its best to meet workers demand.“The government has given an offer for 2017, again, it’s based on last year’s formula and, in fact, the government can only give an offer that the economy can afford at this point in time,” said Reginald Brotherson, the head of the Department of Public Service, who is leading the government’s negotiating team.Brotherson said that the discussions, which commenced on September 26, were cordial, frank and open and that the government team has also agreed to start looking at allowances, particularly those allowances that have not been changed for almost three decades.The two parties are expected to meet again next week, and Brotherson said that the government is hoping to have the negotiations concluded ahead of the presentation of the 2018 budget.last_img read more

Wellington girls are No. 2 in KBCA poll; No. 2 in Topeka poll; No. 8 in Super 10 poll; and No. 5 in KPI index

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 233 weeks ago As of Monday night (2/22) the Miege girls are 19-0. They have one game left to play in the regular season. Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The final rankings of the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association came out today. The Wellington girls finished with the No. 2 ranking in the state in Class 4A- Div. 1.The rankings are as follows:1. Bishop Miege.2. Wellington.3. K.C. Piper.4. Paola.5. McPherson.6. Labette County.7. Chanute.8. Abilene.9. Andover Central.10. K.C. Sumner.The full rankings can be found here: KBCA Ranking February 22, 2016Wellington continues to get love in the Topeka-Capital Journal poll. The Crusaders are No. 2 in Class 4A Div. 1 following Bishop Miege, at No. 1. There seems to be dispute with Miege’s record. The CJ poll has Miege at 17-1 while the Kansas Power Index website has it at 18-0.The Lady Dukes are also No. 8 in the Capital Journal Girls Super 10, moving up two notches. See full poll here:In the KPI Index which goes off a formula much like the College RPI, Wellington is No. 5 in that ranking, behind Paola, Miege, Labette County and Kansas City Piper. See that ranking here.  Wellington hosts Circle Tuesday night for the chance of winning the undisputed Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. 1 crown.In other ranking news:•Conway Springs girls are No. 8 in the KBCA poll and ranked in “others” in the Topeka poll in Class 3A.•Argonia boys are No. 10 in the KBCA poll; and ranked in “others” in the Topeka poll in Class 1A- Div. II.•Conway Springs boys are not ranked in the KBCA poll but is ranked in “others” in the Topeka poll in 3A.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

1 in 5 A.V. residents uninsured

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEighty-one percent of residents in both Lancaster and Palmdale have some form of health insurance, compared to county average of 76 percent, the study found. Quartz Hill’s insurance rate was 86 percent, while it was 78 percent in Lake Los Angeles. Figures were not released for other Antelope Valley communities. The UCLA study found that children were more likely to have health insurance than were adults below retirement age, both in the Antelope Valley and elsewhere. Among children, about 89 percent are covered by insurance, both in Lancaster and Palmdale. Among people ages 19 to 64 in Lancaster, 24 percent were uninsured; in Palmdale, 25 percent, the study said. In Quartz Hill, 18 percent of adults were uninsured. “The adults is where you see the highest rates. There are more program services to insure (children). They are the only group where the uninsurance rate is going down,” UCLA Center for Health Policy Research spokesman Garrison Frost said. Los Angeles County’s highest concentrations of uninsured were found in and around downtown Los Angeles, south Los Angeles, and east Los Angeles. The uninsured amounted to as much as 41 percent of residents younger than 65. “These are overwhelmingly working families. At least three-quarters of the uninsured are workers or in a family headed by workers,” center director E. Richard Brown said. “There’s also a substantial segment, but a minority, who work for an employer that offers coverage but where the employer’s rules bar that employee from being eligible. There’s a smaller still proportion who work for an employer that offers coverage, and the worker is eligible, but the cost of the required share of the premium makes it seem unaffordable,” Brown said. Center officials said many uninsured are eligible for government-sponsored health insurance, but they are not enrolled for a variety of reasons, including ignorance that they qualify for programs such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families. Approximately 220,000 county residents qualify for government-sponsored health insurance but are not insured, center officials said. “I think this is clearly a growing problem. All the evidence is, it’s going to get worse, not better, if left to the whims of the marketplace, and that government really needs to step in and take stronger action to help control both the growth of health care costs and also to help provide health care coverage for the 6.7 million Californians who have no access to health insurance,” Brown said. More than two-thirds of the uninsured are in low-income families, but about a fourth are in the upper-half of income distribution in the state, Brown said. “When you look at the costs of family coverage and what in many workplaces the employer requires employees to pay, it is understandable why so many employers don’t offer coverage and why so many middle-class working families feel it’s simply beyond their financial means,” Brown said. “It’s over $10,000 a year for family coverage on average through employer plans in California today. The average worker is required to pay about a fourth of that and in many cases, required to pay considerably more,” Brown said. The uninsured rate in California is 21 percent, and the national average is 18 percent, Brown said. Center researchers used data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey, where respondents indicated that they were uninsured for all or part of the previous 12 months. The highest concentration of uninsured was Los Angeles City Council District 1, an area north of downtown Los Angeles that encompasses the Pico Union region, where 41 percent of residents were uninsured, the study said. Among adults in that area, the rate jumped to 52 percent, the study found. Los Angeles City Council District 9, which covers the downtown civic center area and part of south Los Angeles, had an uninsured rate of 39 percent, followed by the South Los Angeles areas of Lennox and Florence-Graham, both at 38 percent, the study said. Areas with the lowest uninsured rates included Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills Estates, and La Ca ada Flintridge, at about 6 percent, Frost said. Areas with a 7 percent uninsured rate were Malibu, Westlake Village, San Marino, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Manhattan Beach, Frost said. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Nearly one in five Lancaster and Palmdale residents has no health insurance, a new study has found. Adults of working age are most likely to be living without insurance, with almost 90 percent of local children covered by private or government programs, according to the study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “Most of the ones who are not covered are adults who do not have insurance through their workplace, and in some cases, the disabled,” said Diane Grooms, regional vice president for United Way in the Antelope Valley. “Mostly likely they would be people who do not meet income requirements for Medi-Cal. We typically call them the working poor. They make a little bit too much money to qualify for Medi-Cal. That leaves them in an awkward spot because their employer does not insure them or if they are working more than one part-time job, they typically do not have insurance because their jobs don’t offer it.” The UCLA study found that residents of Palmdale, Lancaster and other communities in the valley are actually more likely to be covered by health insurance than the average Los Angeles County resident. last_img read more

GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe club would like to wish all club players who will represent the club this weekend in the County Minor and Senior game against Tyrone .Also to Jim , Rory and the rest of the team the best of luck, as they defend their all Ireland title.Senior league,Our senior and reserve teams had good victories over Gaoth Dobhair at the weekend with the seniors winning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-13. The reserve game ended in a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-7 which leaves them 3rd in the table.Underage,Our u-14 boys had 2 good victories during the week when they defeated Dungloe to make the play off where they meet St Nauls on Fri evening and had a great victory on a scoreline of 3-12 to 4-3,they now meet Bundoran .Its C’ship on Wed 22nd for the u-14’s against Ardara at 7.30 (away). Our u-12 first Blitz is this Fri at 6pm at home with Pettigo and Naomh Columba .U8,10 and 12 training every Thurs at 6pm.Bingo Winners this week are, Rosie Carr,Marie Cunningham,Paddy Cassidy,Brendan o Kenney,Carmel Ellis,Ita Sweeney,Anne Doherty. Jackpot next week is € 2,900 on 49 numbers.Lotto,There was no winner of the jackpot. Consolatation prizes went to Pauric Carr,Liam Gavigan and Cian Boyle.Lotto team next week is Sat,Barry Mc Shane/Declan Mc Closkey ,Sun,John Mc Nulty and Michael Curran. GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more