A Mayor for the People

first_imgCheryl Fallick Dear Editor,To quote Bernie Sanders, “when we share the vision that government should work for all of us, there is nothing we can’t accomplish.” In the same way that this is true of the United States, so is it true of Hoboken.As a Bernie Sanders supporter, on the local level, I’m hoping that our next Mayoral election will shepherd into city hall the start of a “future to believe in” for all of Hoboken’s residents. I’m hoping for a Mayor that will be concerned with the needs of all of our residents regardless of their position in life. That’s why I’m supporting Jen Giattino for Mayor.I’ve known Jen Giattino since she became my council representative in 2011. Initially, I was an apprehensive constituent concerned that my progressive, even socialist views didn’t stand a chance of being heard by my newly elected representative. Today I’m sure that many would regard my support of her mayoral candidacy as shockingly unlikely. However, over the past six years, I’ve been fortunate to have an elected representative that is interested in hearing not only my voice and concerns on issues that affect Hoboken but everybody else as well. No one ends up on an “enemies’ list” and no one is shut out of the conversation for questioning Jen’s views or opinions.Because Hoboken’s 50,000+ residents have views and preferences that are widely disparate from person to person, for all of us to feel represented, we need a mayor that feels a sense of responsibility to all of us, whether we’re disagreeing about bike lanes or parking spaces, wanting more family-size homes or more affordable housing, hungry for more children’s recreation or better services for our seniors, none of us want to feel like our hopes for the future of Hoboken don’t matter or aren’t important.For Bernie Sanders, social justice is about a fair and just relationship between the individual and society. In Hoboken, social justice is about a fair and just relationship between the individual residents and the entire community. To achieve this no one person, no individual group or demographic is more important to the whole of Hoboken than any other. That’s what being “all about Hoboken” is all about. It’s about ensuring in every way possible that Hoboken is a place for all of us. The Jen Giattino that I’ve come to know over the last 6 years agrees with me on this and is determined to live up to that responsibility. Please join me in voting for Jen Giattino for Mayor on November 7. last_img read more

Philly’s Live From The Lot With Soulive, Snarky Puppy And More Is Right Around The Corner

first_imgWith Philly venue Ardmore Music Hall‘s annual Live From The Lot quite literally right around the corner next weekend, May 21st and 22nd, there is more than just a few reasons to look forward to one of the best “neighborhood festivals” of the early summer. With a stellar lineup of some of the jam/funk/electronica’s best acts, you can bet this is going to be a great way to kick off the summer season in the City of Brotherly Love. There will be some good food and craft beers out on the Lot, to go with performances from acts such as Soulive, Snarky Puppy, The Revivalists, Electron, Marco Benevento, Foundation of Funk (ft. members of The Meters and Lettuce), Pink Talking Fish and a whole lot more where that came from (purchase tickets HERE)Snarky Puppy, Revivalists & More Announced For AMH’s Live From The Lot FestivalWe decided to take a look at a few items on the schedule to whet your appetites for this neighborhood blowout. Our friends at the Ardmore know how to do things right. Check it out:Soulive and FriendsWhen you have friends like Karl Denson, Nigel Hall and The Snarky Puppy Horns, you’re doing alright for yourself. Eric Krasno and the brothers Evans (Neal and Alan) may not be the heaviest touring band, but when they decide to take the stage together, it doesn’t get much better. With their scheduled friends, and getting ready to drop their new Pretty Lights produced album, you can bet on this set being some straight hot sauce. It’s all in the family with this crew.Check out “Povo” from the Soulive/Karl D. collaborative album Spark!:Snarky Puppy Not Just Once, But Twice!Coming off yet another well-received release with Culcha Vulcha, the Snarky Puppy cooperative shows no signs of slowing down. The group received their second Grammy Award in February, winning Best Contemporary Instrumental album for Sylva, a collaborative album with the world famous Dutch Metropole Orchestra. And not only is the Puppy playing on Saturday with special guest Charlie Hunter, but they will be back on Sunday for a second set.Snarky Puppy Makes Triumphant Studio Return On ‘Culcha Vulcha’ [Review/Stream]Brunch With Steve KimockFrench Toast, Bacon, Bloody Mary’s (or Mimosa’s, whichever floats your boat), and Kimock? Yes, Please, and Thank You! Whoever had this idea should be given an award. The guitarist will be bringing along John Morgan Kimock, Anders Alfelt, and Leslie Mendelson for what we all know is going to be an intimate and incredible performance. Purchase tickets to the very special brunch date with Steve Kimock and company HERE.Triple serving of Tom HamiltonOne of the hardest working musicians in the game today, Philly’s own Son of Jam will be playing three separate sets, with his own American Babies, Disco Biscuits side project Electron, and with a rad (no, not that RAD) Everyone Orchestra lineup that will feature Aron Magner, Marco Benevento, Zigaboo Modeliste, David Shaw, and many more. We think T-Ham will deserve a day off by the time Live On The Lot comes to a close.Tom Hamilton’s American Babies new video “Fever Dreams” from their latest album A Battle Between Light & Dark:What The Live From The Lot Team Is SayingWe spoke with Chris Perella, Managing Partner of Ardmore Music Hall about Live From The Lot:With regards to the up and coming bands: “Swift Technique is a powerhouse of funk and between The Blockley and Ardmore Music Hall, our staff has been working with them to spread their gospel for a long time; it’s a proud opportunity to feature them with the likes of Snarky Puppy, Karl Denson and Soulive. Superhuman Happiness are under the radar on Saturday- but they’re accomplished, terrific musicians with Stuart from Antibalas leading the charge. They’ll pair with Marco to throw some really dancey, poppy curveballs into the jazz and funk that day.”What makes Live From The Lot unique: “For starters, it’s an urban event! We have the best of both worlds in my opinion, because Ardmore is a pretty and relaxed town, but Live from the Lot is basically in Philadelphia and the train is 15 minutes from 30th Street, the main transpo hub, to the event gates. Besides having a lineup of legendary funky talent that we’re proud of, I think this is a nice alternative to the concept of festivals being distant from real life. We’re all living this kind of celebratory music in our real lives on a daily basis and we can bring it to a whole lot of fans in the area who can incorporate it into theirs, without the commitment of a destination weekend.”Depending on where you are coming from, you can take the SEPTA Regional Rail, which makes a stop quite literally at the festival. Add on sets from The Greyboy Allstars, Pimps of Joytime, Superhuman Happiness, High & Mighty Brass Band, and more, Philly sounds like the right place to be next weekend. See you on The Lot!                       **** For more information about Live From The Lot, check the festival website HERE ****Enter To Win Two Tickets To Live From The Lot. Plus…1st Place:+2 Tickets To All Add-On Shows+A Round Of Drinks+Ardmore Music Hall Swag2nd Place:+2 Tickets To Add-On Show Of Your Choice3rd Place:+2 Tickets To Any AMH Show In JuneEnter below, then share to increase your chances of winning!last_img read more

Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity

first_imgThe Women Business Owners Network (WBON) will hold its 2nd annual spring conference for women business owners on April 30, 2003 at the Best Western Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. The theme is, “Spring into Action: Leading Your Business with Creativity.”The conference will begin with on Friday at 11:00 am and run until 5:30 p.m. Registration fees are $39 for members, $54 for non-members, and $139 for new members (includes 1 year of dues).The conference will feature a business expo for members and sponsors. The sponsors include: Key Bank, Vermont Economic Development Authority, Vermont Woman, Vermont Times, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Athena’s Day Spa, & Kinkos.According to Meredith Martin Davis, Executive Director of WBON, “The fall conference allows women business owners to learn from other successful business women though the stories of the keynote speakers, through networking with each other, and through interactive sessions that allow attendees to reflect on creativity in their own lives and businesses and discuss decisions that will impact their future.”The keynote speakers are: Linda Kelliher, of Kelliher Samets Volk Communications, Judi Danforth, co-founder of Danforth Pewter, and Lyn Severance, illustrator and graphic artist best known for her work with Ben & Jerry’s.Linda Kelliher is the founder of Kelliher Samets Volk, the vibrant Vermont brand relationship firm. Linda is a painter, a creative director, and a wise and wonderful entrepreneur. Firmly rooted in reality, Linda draws on her experience as a mother and a business leader to deliver a healthy dose of common sense and inspiration. Linda is the CEO of SheClicks.com, a web site devoted to helping savvy, busy women make the most of the Internet. Linda is also involved in keeping the conversation aloft with the benefits of the creative class to Vermont.Judi Danforth and her husband Fred founded Danforth Pewterers and began designing their holloware line in Woodstock, Vermont in 1975, reviving a family tradition of pewtersmithing started by Fred’s great great great great great grandfather between 1755 and 1782. They moved to Lincoln, Vermont in 1978 and for ten years developed their pewter line in their mountain workshop. In 1988 the company moved to its current workshop in Middlebury, Vermont, where Fred now designs and creates the holloware line while Judi focuses her energy on designs for the cast line. The Danforth name enjoys a unique recognition among both antique and contemporary pewter collectors.Lyn Severance grew up in Burlington and Colchester and is a native Vermonter. After Burlington High School, Lyn went to Parsons School of Design in New York City and focused her studies in graphic design and illustration. Immediately following Parsons, Lyn returned to Burlington to work as a designer. Her clients included start-up businesses (like Ben & Jerry’s) and non-profit organizations (like the Vermont Symphony Orchestra). After ten years Lyn took her first full-time job as Creative Director at Ben & Jerry’s where she oversaw all the graphics and visual look of the ice cream business. In 1997, Lyn left Ben & Jerry’s to pursue other projects. Recent projects have included identity and packaging work for Gateway computers, Fat Cat Inc., VerMints, Parmalat, and others; and designing and illustrating three childrens books Cow, Ice Cream, and Pig.The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) is an association serving Vermont and New Hampshire that provides the opportunity for women in business to share experiences and learn from one another. Since 1984, the organization has been offering a forum for members to exchange information and resources in an atmosphere of candor, humor and mutual respect.The Women Business Owners Network is over 140 women strong. There are monthly chapter meetings in Brattleboro, Montpelier, Rutland and Burlington, and Hanover, NH, as well as conferences and social events throughout the year.For more information on the fall conference go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.last_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors August Issue on Newsstands Now!

first_imgWe WENT BIG for the August issue and we hope you do too!We are proud to present another fun-filled, action-packed issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. This month we are focused on Epic Appalachian Adventures, and we have a bunch for you to choose from. Everything from cascading in the Dolly Sods, to mountain biking through Pisgah National Forest is on the table, so strap on a helmet and get outside. We even give you a chance to get in on the action for free with our great adventure giveaways to West Virginia’s Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center, the Roanoke Valley, and even a bluegrass vacation to Strings & Sol in Mexico. Graham lists the six best guided trips on the South including climbing in Linville Gorge, riding Douthat State Park, and canyoneering in the Green River Gamelands with the best in the business. Plus Chris Gragtmans sets the record straight with the ultimate southern paddlers bucket list.In addition, we welcome the first feature from the latest addition to our edit team, Travel Editor Jess Daddio, and the results of our Best Outdoor Schools Reader Poll. It was a hotly contested bracket that saw Brevard College and Appalachian State University meet in the finals, with ASU taking the 2013 title. Jess traveled the Southeast to examine all the outdoor clubs and organizations prevalent at colleges and universities in the region and gives you the best they have to offer. Going along with our “Go Big” theme, Jess also went skydiving for the first time, which turned out to be a thrilling and hilarious endeavor, and also profiles three of the top athletes who reside in the Blue Ridge: mountain biker Chris Scott, kayaker Emily Jackson, and long-distance hiker Bill “Skywalker” Walker.We hope you like this month’s issue that also features a rundown of the inaugural Green River Games, the East’s answer the GoPro Mountain Games, the best Girl Gear for 2013, Trail Mix, and more!FeaturesThe Best Athletes in the Blue RidgeTop Adventure SchoolsBest Guided Trips in the SouthEssaysJumping From AirplanesPaddler’s Bucket ListDepartmentsGreen Mountain GamesDebate: Man vs. Mussel and the Southeastern Water SupplyThe Goods: What Women WantTrail Mix: James Justin and CompanyRick Gaskins is Saving the Catawba Riverlast_img read more

6 ways to uncover profits

first_imgThe key place to look for them is your employees.by: Scott McClymondsOne of the first ideas to embrace as a leader is the fact that somewhere in your company there are tens of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars of profitability locked up needlessly in legacy processes, outdated technology, or underutilized assets. A critical part of your job is to constantly be on the lookout for these untapped pockets of opportunity and find ways to unleash them.This article will help you consider the key aspect of unlocking hidden profitability, your employees.  Without a doubt, they can be directed into more profitable actions that will also give them a greater sense of job satisfaction. These six actions aren’t exhaustive, but they should stimulate your thinking.1.            Analyze job performance. Some people are stars, some may need training, and some may need to be replaced. Some stars may even need to be replaced if they are taking you in a direction different from your vision. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cop Saves Woman, 97, Trapped in Submerged Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 97-year-old Bohemia woman who became trapped in a submerged car escaped a tragic drowning after a quick-thinking police officer freed her from the locked vehicle and pulled her to safety, Suffolk County police said. The unidentified woman, who police said drove her car into the water at the Bay Shore Marina at 1:11 p.m. on Saturday, was transported to Southside Hospital after the successful rescue attempt. Suffolk police pull a submerged car out of the after. A woman inside the vehicle was rescued after being trapped in neck-high water. (Credit: SCPD)Tragedy was averted when a 911 caller alerted police to the submerged car. By the time Third Precinct Officer Nicholas Aspromgos arrived to the scene, the water had reached the woman’s neck, police said. He also noticed that the windows were rolled up and the doors were locked. Aspromgos broke the window and was able to pull the woman out of the vehicle. A Good Samaritan in the area helped the officer lift the woman to the dock, police said. Members of the Marine Bureau also responded to pull the vehicle from the water. The woman was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Suffolk police Marine Bureau officers respond to submerged car at Bay Shore Marina. (Credit: SCPD)last_img read more

Live match preview – Arsenal vs Molde 05.11.2020

first_imgTeam news and stats ahead of Arsenal vs Molde in the Europa League group stage on Thursday; kick-off 8pm.Team newsArsenal boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed that David Luiz will return to the squad against Molde in the Europa League on Thursday night.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Brazilian defender has missed the last two matches after he was forced off with a thigh injury during the home defeat to Leicester on October 25. Arteta initially feared Luiz would be out for “a few weeks”, but the 33-year-old has resumed training and is available for selection.Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns following the victory at Manchester United. Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle) and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) remain long-term absentees.Molde are still without injured defender Kristoffer Haraldseid, but midfielder Martin Ellingsten should be restored to the starting line-up, having come off the substitutes’ bench in the 3-1 win over Mjondalen at the weekend. LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Cedric Soares and Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Arsenal FC and Dundalk FC at Emirates Stadium on October 29, 2020 in London, England. Image:Arsenal made it two wins from two in the Europa League with a routine victory over Dundalk – Advertisement – MANCHESTER UNITED 0-1 ARSENAL– Advertisement –center_img FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Arsenal’s win over Manchester United in the Premier League 2:59 How to followFollow Arsenal vs Molde with our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms from 6.30pm on Thursday; kick off 8pm.Opta statsArsenal will face Molde for the very first time in this match. The Gunners have won three of their four matches against Norwegian opponents (D1).Arsenal’s last match against Norwegian opposition was a 5-1 win against Rosenborg in the UEFA Champions League in December 2004, with goals from José Antonio Reyes, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fàbregas, Robert Pires and Robin van Persie.This will be Molde’s first meeting with English opponents; Norwegian sides have never beaten English opposition away from home, drawing twice and losing 20 times, with a goal difference of -87 (13 scored, 100 conceded).Molde have won four of their last six away matches in the UEFA Europa League (D1 L1), beating Scottish (Celtic) and Irish (Dundalk) opponents on this run.Since the start of the 2018-19 season, only Munas Dabbur (13) has scored more goals in the UEFA Europa League than Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12). Molde at a glanceThe coach: Erling Moe replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, initially as caretaker manager, when he left for Manchester United in December 2018 as interim boss. Moe, a former Molde player, had been Solskjaer’s assistant and was given the job on a permanent basis when it became clear Solskjaer would not be returning.European pedigree: The Norwegian club reached the Champions League group stage during the 1999/2000 season and the group stage of the Europa League in 2012/13. In 2015/16 Molde topped a group containing Fenerbahce, Ajax and Celtic to reach the round of 32 in the Europa League, losing 3-1 on aggregate to eventual winners Sevilla.Form: Second in the Norwegian Tippeligaen but 16 points behind league leaders Bado Glimt. Molde have won their last four domestic fixtures and, like Arsenal, both of their opening two games in the Europa League. They arrive in London on a six-match winning run.last_img read more

Fifth of New Yorkers infected with coronavirus, antibody test suggests

first_imgA total of 3,000 customers at supermarkets across the state of New York were randomly tested for coronavirus antibodies this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.Almost 14 percent of them registered positive, he told reporters. In New York City, 21 percent of tests came back positive.Those would translate to roughly 2.6 million people statewide and around 1.7 million people in the Big Apple as having already had the new coronavirus.Those numbers are way above the 263,460 declared cases across New York state, the epicenter of America’s outbreak, where the virus has killed more than 15,500 people. “It’s vital for any state, I believe, to first get a baseline study of where you are on the infection rate,” Cuomo said.There are uncertainties about the accuracy of antibody tests and the sample was small. But Cuomo noted that, if the data played out across the state it would mean that the death rate for COVID-19 there was only 0.5 percent.That is much lower than the US average and the worst-affected countries in Europe, which are based on confirmed cases.According to Johns Hopkins University, Belgium has a known-case mortality rate of 14.9 percent, France 13.6 percent and the United States 5.5 percent. More than one in five New Yorkers may have already had the new coronavirus, a testing sample showed Thursday, suggesting infections are much higher than confirmed cases suggest.Widespread testing — including for antibodies — is viewed as key to American states being able to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen their shuttered economies.The presence of antibodies means a person has already been infected with the virus and might mean they are immune, meaning they could likely return to work without catching the illness again.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Vellios needs loan spell – Martinez

first_img “Going out on loan is something we’re going to assess but it comes down to if the player is open to do that and in the past it doesn’t seem like that was something he was ready to consider,” Martinez told the Liverpool Echo. “He’s past the super-sub stage where he gives something to the team for 10 minutes. “He’s at the stage now where he needs to be playing 90 minutes and start developing his decision-making over 90 minutes. “If he does that I could see him having a role in the first team. “We’ll give it time but he needs games. We’ve seen his potential and in pre-season he’s made sure everyone is aware of that. “Hopefully we can get the next step in his development right.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned striker Apostolos Vellios his reluctance to go out on loan has hindered his development. Press Associationcenter_img The 21-year-old became something of a lucky charm for previous boss David Moyes early in the 2011-12 campaign, coming off the bench to score three times in eight games. However, he made only six appearances last season, did not feature after January 12 and has not featured for either the first team or the under-21s this season. last_img read more