String Cheese Incident Headed To Brooklyn’s Most Majestic Venue

first_imgString Cheese Incident will make their way to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY for a two-night stand at the breathtaking venue, August 13-14. What’s not to be excited for? Not only is the band locked in at the moment, but they are still writing new music that translates seamlessly into the live setting. Arguably the most stylistically diverse of all the jam acts, SCI is still building momentum as they near their 25th year of existence.With their new formula of releasing singles as they are written and recorded from their recently built Sound Lab, as opposed to sitting on the tunes or playing them out in the live setting before ever being released in the standard album format, we’re tasting some seriously sharp Cheese lately.The recently restored Kings Theatre in Flatbush is nothing short of majestic, with a history dating back to 1929. Originally designed as one of the five ‘Loew’s Wonder Theatres’ in the NY/NJ area, with an interior inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House, the theatre was a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood destination. Several notable entertainers, including Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, worked as ushers at the famous venue.With the band playing more on point than ever, situated in such a historic venue, these shows are a no-brainer.Tickets are available here, or enter to win them below.last_img read more

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Bloomberg extols ‘moral leadership’ at Business School

first_img Bloomberg program has worked with officials to help them govern more effectively, creatively Founded global information company, became three-term mayor of NYC Gore decries attacks on facts, science, reason Mayoral initiative heads for year two Relatedcenter_img Bloomberg named Commencement speaker In Class Day address, former vice president and climate defender criticizes ‘would-be autocrats’ Calling on the Harvard Business School Class of 2019 to demonstrate “moral leadership,” Class Day speaker Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A. ’66, invoked integrity in the service of country and capitalism.“Being ethical does not require a master’s degree,” he said. “It requires having a conscience and following it.”Addressing the crowd braving Wednesday’s afternoon chill on the lawn of Baker Library/Bloomberg Center, the former New York City mayor recalled his youth in Medford and his years at Harvard Business School (HBS) — or, as he expressed it, at the Hong Kong and the much-lamented Wursthaus.“I was always one of those who made the top half of the class possible,” joked the speaker, who also founded Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies and serves as the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and the World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases. His daughter, Emma, earned her M.B.A. from HBS in 2007.Bloomberg said it was as a 24-year-old in his first job after earning his M.B.A., at what was then Salomon Brothers & Hutzler, that he learned the importance of both ethics and philanthropy in capitalism. Under the tutelage of managing partner William Rogers “Billy” Salomon, he realized, “When it came to ethics, there was no compromising.”This principle reaches beyond business, Bloomberg stressed — particularly today, when people are questioning not only our economic system but the fundamentals of our government. “My luckiest break was taking a job out of College where I got to see the ethics I learned growing up put into practice in the workplace,” he said. “But when we look at today’s world, it’s not clear that everyone with a degree in business has those principles. And that’s one reason, I believe, that this great country of ours is suffering from an ethical crisis that is corroding our society.”Faced with rising income inequality and partisan politics, the public today sees “truth and science being trampled with reckless abandon” and the rule of law “attacked and undermined,” he said. The result is a lack of faith that can foster extremists on both the left and right, he warned.“More and more Americans — especially in your generation — are questioning whether capitalism is capable of creating a just society,” he said. “Their faith in America and all that we represent is being shaken. If we do not act to restore it, the turmoil in our politics today will be only a prelude of what’s to come, and that could shake the very foundations of our society.”,Part of the answer, he stressed, is regulation. Citing both Teddy Roosevelt’s breaking up of the monopolies and Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal, he said politics should mute the worst impulses of the business world in order to promote public good.“I’m as much a capitalist as you will ever find,” he said. “But anyone who believes that unfettered capitalism works hasn’t read history.”Beyond strengthening laws and regulations to keep the capitalism’s excesses in check, Bloomberg focused on personal responsibility.“Public faith in private markets rests on individual actions,” he said.Emphasizing fairness in the workforce, he detailed how valuing workers pays off in loyalty and retention, a good act that makes good sense. “Be honest with your colleagues, clients, and contractors,” he said. “Don’t ever try to take advantage of them. And don’t hesitate to speak up when someone else does.”He urged the graduates to align themselves with companies involved with philanthropy as they move into the business world. Citing his own firm, the speaker noted, “At Bloomberg, philanthropy gives us a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining talent — and it’s as good for the bottom line as anything a company can do.”M.B.A. Class of 2019 Student Association Co-Presidents Triston Jay Francis (from left) and Sana Mohammed, join Class Day student speaker Brandon Rapp, M.B.A. ’19, and HBS Dean Nitin Nohria onstage during HBS Class Day. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHowever, he added, philanthropy should not be only a corporate policy. “Give back on your own,” he said. “Don’t wait.”On the same note, Bloomberg announced that next year, with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support, HBS will hold an alumni conference on investing in the age of climate change. He called it “another example of where doing right and doing good are aligned.”Finally, he called on the assembly to make their voices heard through the ballot box. “Elect people who understand that it’s their obligation to make capitalism work for everyone,” he said. “That means picking up where Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt left off and modernizing capitalism for our time.“America must always be a place where it’s possible to get rich through perspiration and innovation,” he concluded. “But it must never be a place where the middle class steadily loses ground — and where many of those feel trapped at the bottom.”last_img read more

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NCCU holds its 1st AGM and reports a solid performance

first_imgLocalNews NCCU holds its 1st AGM and reports a solid performance by: – June 4, 2011 13 Views   no discussions The adoption of By Laws for the new entity, presentation of the financial statements and reports, election of volunteers and the approval of a 6% dividend on Member Shares, were among the highlights when members of the National Co-operative Credit Union Ltd met on May 31 at its 1st General Meeting to review the Society’s performance for the two (2) month period, November 1 to December 31, 2010 .   The meeting was held at the St. Gerard’s Hall in Roseau under the theme, “One Big Family”.NCCU’s  President, Mr. Dexter Ducreay reported to the membership that the Society recorded solid financial performance in the two months under review earning Gross Revenues of $4.67M and realising Total Comprehensive Income of $654,442. He described this performance as creditable noting that most institutions experience losses for a period of time after a merger.According to the Board of Directors’ Report, the Society intends to pursue consolidation over the next three years and will focus on streamlining processes, improving inter-branch communication, training staff and volunteers, promotion of services and offering additional incentives to members.After a lengthy and enthusiastic election process, 38 of the 39 volunteers, who steered the NCCU from November 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011  were returned to office.Prior to the adjournment of the meeting, a decision was taken to reward members who made the time to attend and participate with a $50 deposit to their accounts. The NCCU, an amalgamation of five (5) credit unions, is a financial co-operative and was established on November 1, 2010. It is the largest credit union in the OECS with a roll of over 36,000 members and assets in excess of $340M.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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