Top 20 Photos From Nile Rodgers’ FOLD Festival

first_imgDestiny Arts Center Dancers:CHIC w/ Paloma Faith:CHIC w/ Keith Urban: Thomas Gold:Beck:Ultra Naté:Grandmaster Melle Mel:Janelle Monae: The inaugural FOLD Festival held this week in Riverhead, NY proved to be a huge success. The fact that it was held on a Tuesday and Wednesday did not appear to be much of a deterrent, as attendees came out in the thousands to see legendary performers like Chic ft. Nile Rodgers (who curated the festival), Chaka Khan, Duran Duran, Beck, Chuck D and tons more. Photographer Greg Horowitz was on the scene to capture it all. Here are our top 20 photos from the 2-day event (full gallery at the bottom).CHIC: Load remaining imagescenter_img Chic w/ Chaka Khan:Chic w/ Chaka Khan:Chuck D:Duran Duran: Pharrell:Nile Rodgers and Pharrell:CHIC:last_img read more

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Cop Buys Birthday Presents for Boy After Mom’s Gifts Were Stolen

first_imgPratico said, “I did not do this for any recognition, I just felt it was the right thing to do at that moment.”The photo tallied more than 7,000 comments on Facebook, mostly thanking him for making a positive impact on the Jacksonville community.RELATED: Policeman Buys Bed and Desk for Troubled Boy Who Had NonePolice Officer’s Kind Note Eases Fears of Sleepless GirlsPolice Give Their Saturday to Fixing Kids’ BikesHit the Buttons Below to SHARE Derek’s KindnessAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer responded to a burglary call to find a mother devastated because her son’s birthday presents were stolen from her car. Purchased with their tax refund, she had no money to replace the gifts.Officer Derek Pratico wrote up the police report but before moving on to the next case he showed us all what community service looks like.The next day he went to the store and purchased with his own money a toy police car, a birthday cake and card, and a Spiderman backpack. He brought it to the boy and also handed his mother a $100 gift card to “help her get back on her feet”.The Sheriff’s office learned of the good deed a month afterward and asked to share Officer Pratico’s photo on its Facebook Page saying that everyone needed to know about his amazing heart.last_img read more

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Wahoo Fitness rides with GPS

first_imgWahoo Fitness, the workout apps and smartphone connected device specialist, has announced integration of the RFLKT and RFLKT+ bike computers with the Ride with GPS app. Cyclists can now access turn-by-turn directions through the app on RFLKT and RFLKT+, getting where they need to be ‘safely and efficiently’.“The addition of the Ride with GPS app to RFLKT and RFLKT+ is a perfect example of how Wahoo Fitness products are constantly evolving to deliver rich experiences to users,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness.The Ride with GPS app allows cyclists to map their route along bike paths, streets and trails using an easy online route planner. In order to access turn-by-turn navigation on the RFLKT and RFLKT+ users must purchase a membership from Ride with GPS. Those who already own a RFLKT or RFLKT+ and anyone who purchases a new RFLKT or RFLKT+ will be given a free one-month membership.The RFLKT wirelessly receives all app data and ride info from the cyclists’ smartphone (iPhone 4S or Android 4.3 and newer) via Bluetooth Smart. Equipped with control buttons, cyclists can operate their favourite cycling app, toggle between screens, start/stop intervals and even control smartphone functionality such as music playback, all from the RFLKT, while their smartphone remains safely in a jersey pocket or bike mounted compartment.RFLKT’s fully customizable screen allows users to decide which app data is most important to see. With 70% screen, the RFLKT has the highest screen to computer ratio in the market. Its ‘sleek profile’ and 2 ounce weight make it ‘virtually unnoticeable’ when mounted, while the coin cell operated battery has a life of over one year and requires no charging.The RFLKT+ has all of the same features as the RFLKT but connects wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ Bridge and allows cyclists to connect to all of their ANT+ sensors, regardless of brand. The RFLKT+ also provides accurate elevation data, percent grade and feet climbed via its built-in barometric altimeter.The RFLKT and RFLKT+ are available online at wahoofitness.com for US$100 and US$130 respectively.Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Wahoo Fitness has created ‘a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast’. Wahoo Fitness’s award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products include the KICKR indoor bike trainer, the world’s first smartphone powered bike trainer, the RFLKT and RFLKT+ line of bike computers, the world’s first smartphone connected bike computers, and the TICKR family of chest-based wearables.The TICKR family, composed of the TICKR, TICKR Run and TICKR X, combine heart rate training with advanced motion analytics.www.wahoofitness.comwww.ridewithgps.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Gophers meet expectations in Michigan as women dominate, men fall short

first_img“It was pretty apparent about halfway through the meet that it was going to be hard to beat Michigan,” Kremer said. “We’re pleased with the start, but we realize how far we have to go to get in the discussion of competing for a Big Ten title with a team like Michigan.”The Gophers failed to win any swimming events — though there were several top-three finishes.Junior Kyler Van Swol placed second in the 100 and 200 butterfly as well as the 200 individual medley. He was also a part of the third-place 200 medley relay.Junior Derek Toomey also competed in the 200 medley relay. He finished second in both the 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and placed third in the 50 freestyle.But while the swimmers fell short, the divers picked up the slack.Sophomore transfer Jordan Lesser placed first in the 1-meter with 333.6 points. He finished third in the 3-meter while his teammate, senior Mikey Ross, won with 368.86 points. Freshman Manny Pollard took second on both events.“I didn’t have many great dives,” Lesser said. “But I was consistent, and that’s really all I needed, I think.”Lesser said he was confident against the Michigan divers and competed more against his own teammates. He said he was glad to beat Ross in the 1-meter.Lesser said he was glad the divers had an impact against Michigan.“It feels good knowing that the diving team contributes just as much as the swim team,” Lesser said.Kremer credited the divers for winning their events and said he’d like the swimmers to follow suit.“To finish second or third or fourth and not have the ability to win any given event is something that clearly we want to get better at,” Kremer said. “The way you win dual meets is winning events.”The men’s team will also swim Friday at home, but it will compete in an intrasquad meet. Gophers meet expectations in Michigan as women dominate, men fall shortThe women’s team didn’t lose a single event, but the men only won in diving. Megan RyanOctober 8, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers swimming and diving teams met expectations at their first meet of the season.The defending Big Ten champion women placed first in every event in their 196-99 win. The men were only successful in the two diving events, losing 170-124 to defending Big Ten champion Michigan.Before the meet, head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer said he was unsure of how the team’s stamina would hold up at an early meet. But he said after the meet that the women proved they were ready.“Our energy levels were great all the way throughout the meet,” Kremer said. “We really had some great swims regardless of where people placed.”Junior Tess Behrens won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200 medley relay.“I’m happy with my swims,” Behrens said. “But at the same time, there’s definitely a lot of things I think I can improve on this season.”Behrens said she wants to work on technique and race strategy, including starting her 200 backstroke faster.Sophomore Kiera Janzen won the 500 and 1000 freestyles with times of 4:53.37 and 9:56.96, respectively.Janzen is looking to lead the distance freestyle swimmers after Big Ten- and NCAA-champion Ashley Steenvoorden graduated last year. Janzen still trains with Steenvoorden, her mentor.“I know that [Steenvoorden] had talked to me specifically about working to step up as a leader,” Janzen said. “And that’s definitely something that I want to do and I’m working to do.”Junior Sarah McCrady, senior Katie Grunawalt and junior Maggie Keefer swept both diving events in the same order. Head diving coach Wenbo Chen said McCrady’s hard training over the summer showed and helped her win both the 1-meter and 3-meter dive.The women’s next dual meet is Friday at the University Aquatic Center against Iowa State.MenWhile the women’s team dominated, the men struggled to keep pace with the Wolverines.last_img read more

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CBRE completes $12.3 million sale of Goodwill portfolio

first_imgCBRE completed the sale of two single-tenant, net-leased Goodwill retailers located at 6161 W. Bell Rd., in Glendale and 2933 S, 99th Ave., in Tolleson.The portfolio sale commanded a price of $12.3 million and included an additional parcel of land, totaling 27,473 square feet, located adjacent to the Tolleson Goodwill.Joseph R. Compagno, Barry Gabel and Chris Marchildon with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the sellers; Phoenix based-M-CountryCorners 1, LLC, M-CountryCorners 2, LLC, M-GlendaleX No. 1, LLC and the buyer; Yorktown Corporation, an Arizona corporation.“We sold Yorktown’s 105,000 SF single tenant JCPenney on Ray Road a few months ago. We identified this Goodwill portfolio as an excellent 1031 exchange opportunity. The buyer placed a great new life insurance loan on the portfolio through Geoff Harris in CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance group in Phoenix,” said Compagno. “The escrow closed in 50 days with new financing. It was a very smooth and efficient transaction for both parties.”last_img read more

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Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

first_imgBusiness Insider:Testing yourself on the material you’re trying to learn is more effective than studying and re-studying that material.In his book “Fluent Forever,” opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to practice remembering it.In other words, instead of reading and re-reading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.The same strategy works for pretty much anything you’re hoping to commit to memory, and there’s a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this phenomenon the “testing effect.”A 2003 study, cited in a meta-analysis by Henry L. Roediger, III and Jeffrey D. Karpicke, highlights the power of testing for making information stick. In the study, researchers led by Mark Wheeler had participants either review a list of 40 words five times or review it once and take four recall tests. Then they took a recall test either five minutes or one week later.Read the whole story: Business Insider More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Raglan’s 9% NAV rise

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Feelings Of Deception

first_imgElizabeth Jackson. Independent/Desirée KeeganSome East Quogue residents who signed a local committee’s petition to form a village say they were told they were signing to explore the idea and learn more about the process and not requesting a vote on the subject.“I had someone knock on my door and say, ‘Please sign this. It’s not a yes or no vote, it’s just so that we can have further discussions,’” said Diane Dickson at a May 20 public hearing at East Quogue Elementary School on the sufficiency of the petition. “My husband and I signed it right then and there. Now I feel that it’s like a ‘yes’ vote. That’s not what I was told, nor was it what I intended.”P.J. Mitchell said if people like the Dicksons hadn’t signed the petition, maybe the East Quogue Village Exploratory Committee wouldn’t have reached the 20 percent of registered voters necessary to bring it forward to Southampton Town April 3.“It’s a very different thing to open a discussion and have a vote,” she said. “They’re two different things, and if that’s what happened, that’s completely inappropriate.”PJ Mitchell. Independent/Desirée KeeganElizabeth Jackson spoke at the first public hearing and said she thought the committee had used an old list of residents, which included some who have since died or moved out of the hamlet or state, to arrive at the 20 percent number it needed. She felt similarly to Mitchell, saying she thought getting 20 percent of the hamlet’s population to agree would be more difficult than getting a majority on voting day. She said she too heard of people being persuaded to sign in support of future hearings and discussions, as opposed to signing to continue the process.“People are being misinformed, whether intentionally or unintentionally,” Jackson said. “They might not all be as accurate as you’d hoped.”Another resident, whose name could not be obtained, echoed previous sentiments that the petition was brought forward because of The Hills development, which calls for a golf course and more than 100 houses. He said he had moved to East Quogue from another village, and knew personally the cost to start and dismantle one. In his experience taxes also increased every year. He said he was happy with the town’s response times when calling about issues, and sees no real reason to incorporate, besides helping those who want the golf course push it through.“We have to consider the effect on quality of life,” he said to rounds of applause. “Do we need aggravation and divisiveness by adding another layer of bureaucracy?” Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who oversees the process, closed the public hearing, but left the record open for written comment to be submitted to the town clerk’s office by email, mail, or in person by 4 PM May 31. Testimony will only be considered if based on the sufficiency of the petition. Schneiderman has 10 days from then to file his written determination.desiree@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Recession drives in-situ technology

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All together now

first_imgIt’s now been weeks since Mark Farmer published his report, Modernise or Die, delivering a sharply critical analysis of the built environment sector today. It will take more time to figure out exactly how we are to respond to the report’s challenging recommendations, but respond – with action – we must.I am determined not to let this opportunity pass. We have had reviews of the industry in the past, for example, those produced by Sir Michael Latham in 1994 and Sir John Egan in 1998.But this is a new, fresh opportunity. We have to avoid returning to previous form, which is to acknowledge our shortcomings but then carry on as if nothing was wrong.Among other reasons, the UK leaving the European Union presents additional challenges to an industry that was already struggling with a vulnerability to economic cycles and a shortage of home-grown talent in many key skills areas.The Farmer Review came to some stark and dramatic conclusions, but these are probably not exaggerated. As chairman of CITB, I particularly appreciate his detailed analysis of what is wrong with our current system for developing skills. I agree that CITB needs reform, and I am working with the CITB team, together with government and the industry, to deliver that.In such a fragmented industry as ours, collaboration across the value chain is vital to working productively, yet is too often lackingIn particular, we should seriously consider Farmer’s recommendation that CITB is given a broader mandate that allows it to look at skills needs in the future and to actively promote innovation.We will of course be working closely with the government’s review of industrial training boards, as announced in its Post-16 Skills Plan.The more recent announcement that Paul Morrell will lead this review is good news indeed – lending it serious gravitas and understanding of the industry. But we need to ensure that the multitude of governmental reviews and overlapping plans do not paralyse us or otherwise delay action. There is plenty for us to be getting on with.I also welcome the Farmer Review’s insight into the role that clients have to play in delivering the necessary change. Indeed, in such a fragmented industry as ours, collaboration across the value chain is vital to working productively, yet is too often lacking.Fortunately, even before the release of the Farmer report, we had been seeing progress in this area. For example, there are now six major client organisations that have joined Build UK, the industry group that I chair, showing a real desire to engage with the supply chain. They want to be around the table to collaborate on working practices, and Build UK is providing that forum.Understanding each others’ business models, and sharing in risks and efficiencies is at the heart of collaboration, and it starts with a mindsetOf course, we won’t be able to change the structural nature of the industry overnight. It is simply not possible to start merging design, engineering, construction and related firms in order to achieve the same sort of integration that other industries have, where a single company is in control over everything from the concept to delivery of the product. However, we can behave more like that.Here’s an example of what I mean: my company, the Wates Group, was negotiating prices for high-end kitchen equipment for a large residential building, and we found that there was little scope for negotiating bulk discounts with the manufacturer. However, we dug deeper.We discovered that the manufacturer was bearing considerable storage and transportation costs, moving the product from mainland Europe to a holding facility in the London area, before redistributing.We found a way to help the supplier save money by transporting the goods directly to our building site, and we both shared in the cost savings.That is a small but symbolic example of how we can collaborate better across our supply chain and work together to deliver better value for money.Understanding each others’ business models, and sharing in risks and efficiencies is at the heart of collaboration, and it starts with a mindset. It is the sort of shift in attitude that is necessary to deliver the reforms that the Farmer report calls for.In its conclusion, Farmer’s report indicates that “cherry picking the recommendations will dilute effectiveness”. Tweaking here or there is not going to achieve the change needed.This means all of us are affected and all bear some responsibility; we all must change.James Wates is chairman of Wates Group, the CITB and Build UKlast_img read more

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