Five Alarm Funk Shares Behind-The-Scenes Video Making Their Upcoming Album [Premiere]

first_imgEight piece groove rockers Five Alarm Funk are one of the most exciting bands on the Vancouver scene, bringing their uniquely exciting sound to venues all across the continent! Rooted in the funk sound, the band merges influences from Latin music, progressive rock, ska, and more to make something that’s totally their own. But it all comes together with the tight-laced grooves that can only be found in funky, groovy music.The band is set to release their sixth studio album, Sweat, on March 3rd. If it’s anything like their previous five releases, our hopes are particularly high. The band has been nominated for awards on some of their latest albums, all fueled by their groove heavy approach. “Sweat is the culmination of over a decade of writing and playing music together,” says drummer/vocalist Tayo Branston. “It’s by far the hottest, funkiest work we have ever created!”To get you excited for the new release, we’ve teamed up with Five Alarm Funk to share their new behind the scenes video making the new album, set to the music of new song “DDPP.” “‘DDPP’ is a throwback to the 1980’s break dance battle scene,” says Branston. “The goal was to create an up-tempo break beat that had the attributes of an early hip hop dance track, but in a vibe that blended Five Alarm Funk’s powerful, relentless sound.”You can check out the new behind-the-scenes video for Sweat, posted below.Pre-orders for the new album and all information about the band can be found on their official website! Don’t miss an opportunity to catch this exciting crew at a venue near you.[Cover photo via Maggie MacPherson]last_img read more

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How to market to people not like you

first_imgI recently had the opportunity to hear Kelly McDonald keynote a session at the National Speakers Association on “How to Market To People Not Like You.” It is based on a book with a similar title: Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You: How To Delight and Engage the Customers Your Competitors Don’t Understand.“If I can figure out what you value, I can get into your wallet,” McDonald said. When defining diversity, she went on to explain that she actually doesn’t like that word. “It’s really more about people who are not like you,” she said. For example, she does not have children so those people that have kids are not like her. Therefore, people not like you comes in many forms: gender, religion, age, generation, ethnicity, geographic, etc. (this list is endless).“Understanding someone different from you means understanding their life,” McDonald added.She offered six strategies for marketing to people not like you:Be relevant—“You need to identify what people want and then give it to them,” McDonald said. She noted that Target succeeded where K-Mart failed because Target’s strategy of “style on a budget” resonated with women. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Get Wins Over Greyhounds

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Team won big against Brookville by a score of 58 to 15.The Bulldogs came out focused and ready to play and jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead before the Greyhounds were able to make a bucket. Batesville was led in scoring by RJ Powell who scored 10 points. Also scoring for Batesville was Ethan Brewer with 9 points, Mason Barker and Jaden Peetz with 7 points each, Calvin Sherwood and Pros Moorman with 6 points a piece, Trey Peters with 5 points, Damon Grieshop with 4 points, and rounding out the scoring was Austin Cornn and Nathan Villani with 2 points each.The Bulldogs improved their record to 2-2 on the year. Batesville will be back in action on Monday, November 30 when they travel to Connersville to take on the Spartans.Score By Quarters:Brookville- 1st-2, 2nd-7, 3rd-5, 4th-1 Total-15Batesville- 1st-21, 2nd-12, 3rd-12, 4th-13 Total-58Individual Shooting Stats:Mason Barker- 2FG-2, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-7; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; RJ Powell- 2FG-5, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-10; Bristol Davies- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 2, Total Points-0; Austin Cornn- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-4;  Pros Moorman- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6;  Trey Peters- 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total Points-5; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 2, Total Points-0;  Jaden Peetz- 2FG-2, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 2, Total Points-7; Nathan Villani- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-2; Ethan Brewer- 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total Points-9;  and Did Not Play (Injury)- Alex Siefert.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.The Bulldogs 8th Graders won 46-8 to improve their season record to 4-0.Score by quarters:1st Batesville 19, Brookville 2; 2nd Batesville 28, Brookville 4;3rd Batesville 35, Brookville 4; 4th Batesville 46, Brookville 8.Batesville Individual Stats.Seth Gausman led all scorers with 9 pts, 3 ast, 4 stls; Colt Meyer 8 pts, 2 asts, 2 stls, 5 deflections; Drew Kiefer 5 pts, 1 rb, 2 asts, 1 stl; Brayden Linkel 6 pts, 2 rbs, 1 ast, 5 stls; and Cory Ralston 5 pts, 2 rbs, 1 stl.Batesville team stats:FG 18/45, 40%; FT 8/14, 57%; 20 Rbs; 8 assists; and 21 steals.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

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Salad products on recall due to possible E. Coli

first_imgStatewide—Missa Bay, LLC, is recalling approximately 97,272 pounds of salad products because the lettuce might be contaminated with E. coli.According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the products were from October 14 through October 16 and sold in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.The products have the establishment number “EST. 18502B” inside the USDA mark of inspection. Specific product information can be found on this spreadsheet.FSIS lists this recall as a high health risk, meaning “there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences,” according to the recall.The recall comes after the Maryland Department of Health collected an unopened package of the product, and the lettuce tested positive for E. coli. All products from the same lot of lettuce are included in the recall. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in distribution centers, restaurants, or institutional refrigerators or freezers.Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Mary Toscano, Consumer Affairs Manager for Bonduelle at 1-800-800-7822.To read the full recall click here. See the full list of recalled products below.last_img read more

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Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump

first_imgsborisov/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced she was moving forward with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.“The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said. “Therefore, today I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.”Her announcement came as questions mounted related to a formal complaint filed by a whistleblower concerning a phone call Trump had with Ukraine’s president in July and whether Trump had pressured him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.Trump has said he asked Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky about investigating Biden and his son Hunter as part of corruption in Ukraine Trump has alleged, but he has denied he tied aid to the country to whether Ukraine’s president went ahead with the probe. The administration put a temporary hold on aid to Ukraine shortly before the call.Trump promised on Tuesday afternoon to release an redacted transcript of the call Wednesday — just hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to announce next moves by Democrats on impeachment.“When you see the call, when you see the readout of the call — which I assume you’ll see at some point — you’ll understand,” Trump told reporters Tuesday morning as he arrived at the UN General Assembly in New York, before his tweet about releasing the call transcript. “That call was perfect. It couldn’t have been nicer.”Since reports of the call surfaced, Trump has offered two different explanations for why he put a pause on aid money being sent to Ukraine. He’s stated concerns about corruption in the country, and he’s also suggested that he paused the funding because he believes other countries should be supplying more money to aid Ukraine.Congress also is seeking the complaint filed by the whistleblower. Democrats have been blocked from getting it despite a law they say requires the intelligence community inspector general to send it to Congress within seven days if he deems the complaint “credible.”Democrats also want a copy of the Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson’s report on the complaint that he sent to Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire. Maguire, who blocked Atkinson from sending the complaint to Congress, is supposed to testify in public before the House Intelligence Committee Thursday.The Democrat who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the whistleblower wants to speak to his committee.Meanwhile, for the last several months, the House Judiciary Committee has continued to follow up on the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, weighing more formal impeachment proceedings.Five other House committees are investigating various aspects of the Trump presidency, from government and military spending at his private properties, to elements of his finances and personal tax returns.While support for impeaching Trump in the wake of the Mueller investigation has steadily grown, especially among progressive Democrats, the new reports that the president repeatedly pressed the Ukrainian leader to investigate a potential 2020 Democratic opponent and his son’s business dealings – while instructing top aides to freeze aid to Ukraine approved by Congress – has forced a reckoning on Capitol Hill.A number of House Democrats, including several more moderate members, came out Tuesday in favor of impeachment for the first time, with some arguing the president betrayed the obligations of his office in his conversation with the Ukraine president.“It is clear to me that he has betrayed the public trust and abandoned his obligations to the Constitution by elevating his own interests over the national interest,” Congresswoman Elaine Luria, D-Va., wrote in a statement Tuesday. “Congress must investigate and use the full extent of its powers to check these alleged abuses of presidential power. The House must move forward with impeachment.”As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 164 Democrats had stated that they were in favor of an impeachment inquiry.Until now, Pelosi has been cautious to move forward on impeachment but was set to make an announcement after a meeting with all House Democrats Tuesday afternoon.When Pelosi got the speaker’s gavel back in January — after Democrats reclaimed the majority in the House — she urged her caucus to wait to make any decision until the full Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by the president was completed.“I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” Pelosi told the Washington Post in March. “And he’s just not worth it.”After the Mueller report’s release, Pelosi again expressed reluctance to pursue the measure, emphasizing the importance of fact-finding and investigating.“If the facts, the path of fact-finding takes us there, we have no choice,” Pelosi said at a summit. “But we’re not there yet.”Over the weekend, Pelosi sent a letter to all members of the House which seemed to signal a shift in her position. In the letter, she called for the administration to allow Congress view the whistleblower complaint, and accused the administration of “endangering our national security”.“If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation,” Pelosi wrote.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Tipp gearing up for opening round of U21 hurling championship

first_imgTipperary get their Bord Gais Munster Under 21 hurling championship underway in just under a months time.The Premier County will face Limerick in the provincial quarter-final on June 22nd at the Gaelic Grounds.While Tipp haven’t won a Munster title at this level since 2010 we’re still the most succesful with 20 titles overall. Thurles Sarsfields Billy McCarthy is hoping that the arrival of some of last years All Ireland winning Minor’s to the Under 21’s squad will improve their chances this time round.last_img

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