02Mar/21

The String Cheese Incident Shares Feel-Good Summer Single, ‘Get Tight’

first_imgBeloved jammers The String Cheese Incident continue to share new material from their newest creation, the SCI Sound Lab. The Sound Lab is the band’s first-ever self-operated studio space, allowing for maximal songwriting and production creativity.The Sound Lab was introduced in the form of a three-song EP recently, with the promise of more new music to come. The band has just delivered on that promise, sharing the Keith Moseley-written new single, “Get Tight.” With Tyler Grant providing some tele picking on the track, it’s a perfect track in time for summer!You can read our interview with Michael Kang to get a complete sense of what the SCI Sound Lab is all about! Stream the new single, “Get Tight,” below.last_img read more

26Jan/21

Community members discuss student safety

first_imgLeaders from South Bend and local colleges discussed student safety and the relationship between the city and schools at a Community/Campus Advisory Coalition meeting Wednesday. Mark Kramer, owner of Kramer Properties, which provides housing to many local college students including those at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, said four larcenies occurred last weekend amid Blue-Gold Game festivities. “[Larcenies have] really been happening in the last two or three weeks, I guess,” Kramer said. “The students need to warn their fellow students to keep their laptops out of sight or out of the car … It can happen anywhere.” Student body president Brett Rocheleau said student government has sent emails to the student body about protecting themselves from theft. “In our Good Neighbor Guides that we give out to everyone at the beginning of the year, we’re going to add a whole section about staying safe,” he said. “Things like lock your door, don’t think you’re safe all the time and fall into that false sense of security.” Mike Carrington of the South Bend Alcoholic Beverage Board said students often host large off-campus parties this time of year because the weather becomes nice. He said excise and local police can become involved in these situations. “It’s possible to come out with a bus and take everybody to jail, and we’re not advocating for that,” he said. “We want to avoid that … When somebody shows up [at a student party] and says, ‘Hey, you need to turn it down and close it down,’ they need to understand that they need to do that.” Carrington said underage students who enter bars using fake identification cards are jeopardizing themselves and the business owners. “If [students] want to have good places to go to and have them be safe and good places, then we need to have the cooperation of those [owners] and … them not being inundated with students trying to get in with false IDs,” he said. St. Joseph County Sheriff Michael Grzegorek said cooperation between local colleges and the city has been “fantastic” recently. Jeffrey Walters, Uniform Division chief for the South Bend Police, said his department was pleased with the relationship that has developed over the past few years between South Bend residents and college administrators, students and faculty. “We’ve solved a lot of problems and I’m happy to report that we don’t have a whole lot of issues right now,” he said.last_img read more

26Jan/21

College hosts younger siblings

first_imgSaint Mary’s College welcomed a variety of young faces to campus to celebrate Little Sibs Weekend with several days of circus-themed activities. “I brought my brother to Little Sibs last year, and I really wanted to be a part of it this year,” sophomore Chloe Derank, co-chair of Special Events for the Residence Hall Association (RHA), said. “I was reading ‘Water for Elephants,’ and I was like, ‘We should have a circus!’ and that’s what we ended up picking.” The weekend was an opportunity for Saint Mary’s students to share their campus with younger siblings and relatives, including spending a night in the residence halls. Events began with registration at 5 p.m. on Friday, where participants received a t-shirt that displayed the circus theme. The group ate s’mores and played board games in Regina Friday evening, Derank said. Derank said Saturday’s circus in Regina North Lounge drew the largest crowd. She estimated about 120 siblings showed up, accompanied by around 75 Saint Mary’s hosts. “From 9 [a.m.] to 12 [p.m.] we had a circus with a bunch of different games, and [the siblings] could get prizes and snacks,” Derank said. “We had this game called ‘Spray Away’ … and I think that was probably the biggest hit.” Sophomore Kaitie Maierhofer coordinated “Spray Away,” a game that allowed the younger siblings to squirt water at her. She also hosted her own siblings for the weekend. “‘Spray Away’ went really well,” she said. “I don’t know if [the siblings] enjoyed squirting me or the balls more, but it worked out.” Other attractions included magic shows, a temporary-tattoo parlor, a photo booth and slushies, first-year Maureen Hutchinson, fellow RHA Special Events co-chair, said. In the afternoon, siblings had the opportunity to make their own Chex Mix and color Easter-themed coloring pictures for arts and crafts, Hutchinson said. After, the group visited Dance Marathon, a dance-themed fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children in the Angela Athletic Facility. “We did a scavenger hunt through there with [the siblings], and got to see all the fun stuff,” Derank said. Saturday’s activities concluded with an evening showing of the DreamWorks picture “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” The weekend ended Sunday morning with an obstacle course for the siblings to play on. “It was really fun,” Maierhofer said. “In my personal experience, [it was] better than last year. My sister had more fun this year than she did last year.” Derank said her participation in last year’s event inspired her to become involved with planning this year’s weekend. “A lot of the ideas for things came from Pinterest,” Hutchinson said. “The crafts [especially].” Little Sibs Weekend accommodated visitors ranging from around one year old to 18 years old, Derank said. “I think we did a pretty good job [of entertaining with that age range],” she said. “I think the circus was able to do that a lot.” Maierhofer said she and her sister enjoyed the flexibility of the weekend. “It works out well, knowing that you can do all of the activities, or just have your sibling come out and just [enjoy the weekend] with them,” Maierhofer said. Despite the inevitable stress involved with planning, Derank and Hutchinson said they felt the success of the weekend was worth it. “The best part was a little kid, probably 3 or 4, [getting] his T-shirt at registration,” Derank said. “His sister held up the shirt … and he got so excited because there was a circus animal on it … and that was just the best moment.”last_img read more

18Dec/20

How social media has changed marketing

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A marketing campaign 10 years ago looks a lot different than a marketing campaign today.And social media is a big reason why.“You really have to start thinking about how you would engage with people, not just a one-sided conversation making it all about you,” says Matt Maguy, co-founder of the marketing firm James & Matthews.To engage successfully, credit unions need to take the channel seriously in terms of investment in dollars and staff, he tells the CUNA News Podcast.“If credit unions aren’t investing in people to run social media as a full-time position, in my humble opinion, they’re completely out of their minds,” Maguy says.In the podcast, Maguy discusses the latest trends in digital and social media marketing, his thoughts on the difficulties the airlines are having with hashtags, and whether credit unions should engage on Snapchat and other emerging platforms.last_img read more

18Nov/20

Revenues from foreign tourists exceeded 10 billion euros for the first time

first_imgAccording to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in 2018, revenues in tourism from foreign guests amounted to 10 billion and 97 million euros, which compared to 2017 (9 billion and 493 million euros), represents an increase of 6,4 , 603,6 percent, or XNUMX million euros.  In the fourth quarter, ie during the months of October, November and December 2018, revenues from tourism amounted to EUR 851,9 million, which is an increase of 807 percent compared to the same period last year (EUR 5,6 million), ie an increase of EUR 44,8 million.  “Last year, for the first time in Croatian tourism, 10 billion euros in revenues from foreign guests were exceeded. We started this tourist year with the continuation of the growth of tourist traffic, which is a precondition for strengthening our competitiveness on an annual level and generating even higher revenues, thus stimulating the entire economy.” pointed out Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.  According to the latest results Satellite Tourism Account (TSA) of the Republic of Croatia relating to 2016, domestic tourist consumption (foreign and domestic) reached 10,4 billion euros, the established level of consumption generated the creation of domestic value added which makes 10,9 percent of the gross value added of tourism in gross value added of the economy and 11,4 percent of the gross domestic product of tourism in the total gross domestic product of the Croatian economy. Based on the input-output model, it was determined that tourism directly and indirectly generates 16,9 percent of Croatia’s gross value added in 2016. Related news:last_img read more

27Sep/20

Reasons Marijuana Legalization Seems To Be Failing

first_imgForbes.com 5 November 2019Family First Comment: Reasons marijuana legalisation seems to be failing:– Black market operates in plain sight, killing legal marijuana companies– Marijuana tax revenues are missing expectations– Marijuana arrests are actually increasing, despiteWhen it was first proposed, the concept of marijuana legalization seemed solid enough. Take the world’s most popular illicit substance, establish a taxed and regulated marketplace and watch all of the evil associated with the herb – the criminal activity, the youth consumption –fade away into a footnote of American history. And by all accounts, it was a plan that should have worked. After all, we weren’t dealing with a new idea or anything. It was one that advocates borrowed from a time when alcohol was once prohibited across the United States, causing an uprising in crime, death and a vast array of other debaucherous behavior that could only be tamed in a legal regime. So rather than reinvent the wheel, the cannabis community forged ahead along the same path. Only, things are not exactly shaking out the same way they did for booze. It could even be said that, at some level, marijuana legalization in its present form is failing.One of the biggest arguments made by cannabis advocates when trying to sell their spiel to politicians and voters was that legal weed would eliminate the black market. This, they said, would make it more difficult for children to get their hands on pot than in decades past while also generating significant tax revenue for the states. But the underground pot trade hasn’t really gone anywhere. In fact, it is only growing stronger now that criminal organizations have the luxury of being domestically based instead of running distribution from Mexico.All one needs to do is take a look at California, which legalized the leaf a couple of years ago, to see that this is true.While the Golden State was predicted to rake in $643 million in pot taxes in the first year, it only collected right around half of that. This is because the black market continues to dominate leaps and bounds over the legal sector. High taxes (the highest in the nation) and licensing issues are said to be the cause of this mess. A recent forecast from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research suggests that it could take five years before the legal market begins to outsell the underground.That’s a huge fail.READ MORE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/11/05/reasons-marijuana-legalization-seems-to-be-failing/#3734e1587ebalast_img read more

24Sep/20

Osgood Man Gets Car Stuck In Yard, Goes To Jail

first_imgA local man accused of theft was picked up by police on Tuesday after he got his vehicle stuck in the yard of the residence he was trying to leave.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aaron Powers, 26, of Osgood after receiving a report from watchful neighbors about a suspicious vehicle and a man removing items from a barn at a residence on CR 700 N near Osgood.Police say they arrived on the scene and discovered that Powers attempted to leave the property but his vehicle got stuck in the yard.The suspect was arrested and police say he was in possession of stolen property.Powers was booked into the Ripley County Jail under suspicion of theft (class D felony). Bond was set at $1,050.last_img read more

21Sep/20

Mourinho charged by FA

first_img The nature of the offence means Mourinho is most likely to face a fine, rather than a ban. Mourinho went to sit with the fans, making the day of those he sat next to, but his own frustration was clear. Speaking earlier on Monday, prior to the FA’s announcement, Mourinho insisted he did not understand his sending off. “I don’t know the reason why the referee stopped me doing my work,” he said. “Until that moment (when he is informed why) I’m not going to make any comment. “To be with the fans was not funny. It’s frustrating. “You want to communicate with the players and you couldn’t do it.” While he would not comment on his own conduct, Mourinho had plenty to say about that of Cardiff. Press Association Eden Hazard scored the controversial equaliser after Samuel Eto’o dispossessed Cardiff’s David Marshall as the goalkeeper bounced the ball, contrary to FIFA rules. That brought lengthy complaints from the Welsh club, but Mourinho had little sympathy. Speaking on Chelsea’s arrival in Germany at Dusseldorf airport, ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League Group E clash at Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Mourinho said: “If I was in that game and I was paying my ticket, I would be worried with the fact that every time the ball was out or stopped and our opponent had to put the ball back in the game, it took a median (average) of 21.5 seconds. That is a waste of money. “When you multiply that by the number of times the game was stopped, you pay for 90 minutes but you see 55 or 60. “For me, that’s breaking the rules.” Mourinho insisted Eto’o’s interception was an “intelligent action” and that Marshall’s actions were a warning to aspiring goalkeepers, including his own son. The Portuguese added: “When I arrived home the first thing I told my kids who like to play goalkeeper: ‘See the goal and don’t be silly?’ And he’s 12.” Mourinho disagreed with FIFA’s law 12, governing the incident, which states “the goalkeeper is considered to be in possession of the ball while in the act of bouncing it on the ground or tossing it into the air”. He added: “If, in this moment, FIFA says that it’s a foul, it’s a foul. “But I think Samuel did well. Maybe the referee did wrong. “In my opinion, that should be allowed as it was for years. No contact with the goalkeeper. “The goalkeeper has six seconds to have the ball. They had almost half a minute. That’s breaking the rules.” Mourinho was also asked about another controversial ‘goal’ this weekend, when Stefan Kiessling had one awarded for Bayer Leverkusen when the ball went through a hole in the net. Mourinho said: “If I was the manager of Leverkusen, I would ask to repeat the game. “If I was the manager of Hoffenheim, I would do the same. “If I was working in the German Bundesliga – and you are one of the European countries that is not in economical problems – I don’t understand why you don’t spend a few million (euros) to bring technology on the line. “If it was the Portuguese or the Greek league, I would say no chance. But with the German one, I don’t know why you don’t do it.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct after being sent to the stands during his side’s 4-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday. The Football Association has given the Portuguese until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge. There were a number of controversial incidents in the game, none more so than Chelsea’s disputed equaliser, and Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor after losing his cool. last_img read more

21Sep/20

Vidal suggests United no-go

first_imgManchester United target Arturo Vidal has seemingly ruled out a move to Old Trafford. The sought-after Juventus and Chile midfielder has been closely linked with a big-money switch to United this summer but, according to reports in Italy, the 27-year-old has indicated his future is not with Louis van Gaal’s side. Speaking on his return to Turin following a post-World Cup holiday, Gazzetta dello Sport reported Vidal as saying: “Can I say that I stay at Juve? I do not know. I will talk with (new Juve coach Massimiliano) Allegri then we’ll see. I’m happy here. ” I have not yet spoken with Allegri and even with my friends, I do not go to Manchester.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more