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  • Mancakes

    first_imgIn January, Stop the Week wrote about New York’s www.butchbakery.com offering up manly, camouflaged cupcakes with macho flavours, in protest at the dominance of girly pink varieties. The gender war appears to be rumbling in Canada too, with Toronto’s For the Love of Cake seeing a doubling of demand for cakes such as the one above. Demand is reportedly being driven by women buying for men.last_img

  • Break Science Live Band & The Russ Liquid Test To Join Forces For Late-Nite After Jazz Fest Performance

    first_imgIf you have ever been to New Orleans Jazz Fest, you know that the city transforms into a non-stop, two-week party. With the festival properly finishing by 8pm each night, the rest of NOLA opens itself up to even more musical magic until the wee hours of the morning. The late-night schedule is now getting even better as Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee’s Break Science Live Band will team up with The Russ Liquid Test for a performance on Saturday, April 29th at the Howlin’ Wolf, with two sets from The Werks.Break Science has deep-seeded roots in the rich musical culture of New York City, and Deitch and Lee’s music mimics the city’s diversity as they blend elements of hip-hop, dub, jazz, and trip-hop effortlessly to create their own unique sound. With Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Eric “Jesus” Coomes, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce rounding out the live band lineup, Break Science’s music will be elevated to another level for this special late-night Jazz Fest performance.With the October release of the 80’s-infused electro/funk album 1984, The Russ Liquid Test continues their exploration into modern dance music, all the while keeping a touch of that New Orleans vibe alive and well. Russ Liquid teams up with producer and accomplished brass player Russell Scott, guitarist Andrew Block, and drummer Deven Trusclair to deliver a groove-oriented sound that evokes the classic funk/soul/R&B stylings, but with a futuristic spin that compliments the evolution of each genre.Joining in on the late night fun will be Dayton, Ohio-based jamband The Werks, who will bring their exciting live show for two sets in The Den.Together, these groups will bring the non-stop vibes to you on Saturday, April 29 at the Howlin’ Wolf. Tickets for this special late-night performance go on-sale here. – SHOW INFO –Artist:     Break Science Live Band w/ Special Guests and The Russ Liquid Test (Support)Venue:    Howlin’ Wolf – 901 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date:       Saturday – April 29th, 2017Time:      10pm Doors / 11pm ShowAges:       21+Tickets:  $25adv / $35dos (purchase tickets here)For our full list of New Orleans late-night series, check out the schedule here.last_img read more

  • Jack White Announces New Third Man Vault Package Including Cuts From Recent Nashville, Detroit Shows

    first_imgTo celebrate the March 2018 release of his album, Boarding House Reach, Jack White embarked on a mini-tour of intimate venues. Starting at his hometown go-to stage in the Blue Room at Third Man Records in Nashville, filtering through dreams and dives in NYC and Los Angeles and London and eventually hitting White’s home away from home at Third Man Records Cass Corridor in Detroit, Jack White’s Boarding House Reach release performances provided an early look at his explosive new live band.White was born and raised in Detroit but has called Nashville home for years. In the spirit of the classic athletic “home” and “away” concepts, White’s Third Man Records is releasing “Vault” package #37, which highlights the momentous, tour-de-force set White unfurled in Nashville on March 16th and augments it with the unhinged Detroit performance a month later.Highlights of the new compilation include the raucous live debut of stadium anthem “Battle Cry”, the frenetic, stinging guitar fight of “Over and Over and Over”, and masterful crowd singalongs for White Stripes classics like “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”. As is par for the Vault, both of these shows are exemplary entries into the twenty-plus years of memorable Jack White live performances.Packaged in a die-cut sleeve with peep-in artwork reminiscent of Led Zeppelin‘s Physical Graffiti or the Rolling Stones‘ Some Girls, the interplay between the sleeve and the jacket will provide fans with endless flip-flopping fun. The package’s three discs will be pressed on “lustrous black, beautiful blue and wonderful white vinyl”.Accompanying these three LPs are a selection of three glossy, 8×10, professionally-shot photos from both the Nashville and Detroit performances from White’s personal photographer, David Swanson, showcasing the impressive work and presence from band members Dominic Davis, Quincy McCrary, Carla Azar, and Neal Evans. To top it all off, Vault package #37 will include a Jack White logo flagSubscriptions are live now and the deadline to sign up is July 31st. Purchase the package and sign up to become a Vault member here.Jack White recently added a number of fall dates to his touring schedule. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more info, or to purchase your tickets, head to White’s website.Jack White 2018 Upcoming Tour DatesJuly 2: AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands (SOLD OUT) ^July 3: L’Olympia – Paris, France (SOLD OUT) ^July 4: L’Olympia – Paris, France (SOLD OUT) ^July 6: Festival Beauregard- Normandy, France *July 7: Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium *July 8: Les Nuits de Fourviere – Lyon, France *July 10: Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland *July 12: Cruilla Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain *July 13: Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain *July 14: NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal *July 15: Ilosaarirock Festival – Joensuu, Finland *August 5: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL *August 6: The Armory – Minneapolis, MN (SOLD OUT)August 8: 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO (SOLD OUT)August 9: SaltAir – Salt Lake City, UTAugust 11: Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Portland, ORAugust 12: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BCAugust 13: WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA (SOLD OUT)August 15: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA (SOLD OUT)August 16: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CAAugust 18: Rabobank Theater – Bakersfield, CAAugust 19: Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA (SOLD OUT)August 21: Viejas Arena – San Diego, CAAugust 22: Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZAugust 23: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV (SOLD OUT)August 24: The Chelsea @ The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NVSeptember 15: Municipal Auditorium – Shreveport, LA (JUST ANNOUNCED)September 17: OneOK Field – Tulsa, OK (JUST ANNOUNCED)September 18: Lonestar Amphitheater – Lubbock, TX (JUST ANNOUNCED)September 19: El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX (JUST ANNOUNCED)September 21: Las Vegas, NV – iHeartRadio Music Festival *September 22: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN *October 1: Adrenaline Stadium – Moscow, RussiaOctober 3: Palladium Riga – Riga, Latvia (SOLD OUT)October 4: Siemens Arena – Vilnius, LithuaniaOctober 6: Gdynia Arena – Gdynia, PolandOctober 7: MTP2 – Poznan, PolandOctober 9: Torwar – Warsaw, PolandOctober 10: Tauron Arena Kraków – Kraków, PolandOctober 12: Verti Music Hall – Berlin, GermanyOctober 13: Zenith – Munich, GermanyOctober 14: Warsteiner Music Hall – Dortmund, GermanyOctober 16: Brighton Centre – Brighton, UKOctober 17: Birmingham Academy – Birmingham, UKOctober 18: Hull Venue – Hull, UKOctober 20: Liverpool Space By Echo Arena – Liverpool, UKOctober 21: Usher Hall – Edinburgh, UK* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE^ support from ShirtView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

  • Nieman Reports tackles race and reporting in America

    first_img Read Full Story In a new Nieman Reports cover package, reporters and editors discuss strategies for creating more inclusive newsrooms and how racially diverse staffs can improve coverage. Included in the issue:Myrtle Beach Sun News columnist Issac Bailey writes an impassioned personal essay on facing a barrage of insults and racist comments following the election of President Obama in 2008. “I’m tired of having to explain again and again—and again—that I’m capable of complex, rational thought concerning policy and politics in the age of Obama,” he writes.Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, argues for establishing a black beat: “Changing the portrayal of African-Americans in the media can’t be accomplished through occasional big projects about race; it requires a sophisticated and sustained effort over time.”Eric Deggans, NPR’s television critic, makes the case for covering race, culture, and poverty the same way as weather, sports and the stock market.Adriana Gallardo and Betsy O’Donovan of the Association of Independents in Radio look at how broadcasters are bringing more variety to the airwaves.In “Why Newsroom Diversity Works,” Alicia W. Stewart looks at news organizations working to get diversity right.Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski comments on Risky, Important Conversations About Diversity in Our Newsrooms and notes that “soul-searching by journalists is imperative.”Eight journalists across a range of media, including Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Sandra Clark of The Philadelphia Inquirer,  discuss how newsroom diversity contributes to better coverage.last_img read more

  • Bob Mundy named to Common Application’s board of directors

    first_imgEvery Notre Dame student used the Common Application to apply to the University, but not many people think about what goes into creating and updating the popular application platform.According to the Common Application’s website, a board of directors consisting of deans of admission, directors of college counseling, vice presidents of enrollment and high school counselors runs the application and makes changes to it throughout the year.In August, Notre Dame’s director of admissions Bob Mundy was elected to the board of directors for the Common Application.Mundy said his election to the board will not affect the Notre Dame admissions process.“I will be representing a much broader constituency,” Mundy said. “It’s not Notre Dame specific, but it focuses on much broader issues affecting the Common Application. It’s just a different position in that regard.”Mundy said the election was national, among all schools who use the Common Application. Each university or college that is a member of the Common Application can vote on who they want on the Board of Directors.In the early stages of the process, Mundy said, he nominated himself. He said after the nomination occurs, there is a vetting process which ultimately leads to the creation of a ballot, which is then distributed by the current board.After the ballot is produced, all members get a chance to vote.According to the Common Application’s website, more than 600 colleges and universities use the Common Application, and nearly one million students apply through the Common Application every year.Mundy said his goal for the Common Application is simply a return to stability, as over the past few years the Common Application has been marked by technical failures and instability.“What I hope will happen in the next few years is that the Common Application will return to being a stable platform for college applicants, and secondly, once we get that stability, we can then talk about making it a much better experience for students,” Mundy said.As a member of the board of directors, Mundy will serve on one of three committees — the application committee, the outreach committee or the governance committee. Mundy said he doesn’t yet know on which committee he will sit.According to a University press release, Mundy has been working in admissions for over 30 years. However, he has only been working with the Common Application for the past seven years.“[Notre Dame] joined the Common Application in 2008, [and] we began using it for the 2009 class,” he said. “It provided for us a great technology platform that we were not able to duplicate on our own. One big change that was coming after we joined was the electronic transmission of high school forms. We were running our own application at that point, but we were not in a position to duplicate that functionality…“That was a big reason [Notre Dame switched to the Common Application], because of the functionality it provided to students who were applying.”According to the press release, this electronic convenience spurred Mundy to implement multiple major software updates, such as a central student information system, a document management product and a client relationship manager.Mundy said one of perks of the Common Application is its ability to reach students of all different backgrounds, as it provides an accessible platform that is easy to use and encourages students to apply to college by limiting the paperwork they have to fill out.“What the Common App provides for students in terms of access is great, it makes it easy for students to apply to college,” Mundy said. “There is a mission … of creating great access for students. In many cases there are students who aren’t even thinking about college, and we want to make it accessible for them. That is the goal.”Tags: board of directors, Bob Mundy, common applast_img read more

  • The Best Mid-Sized Mountain Town

    first_imgHidden Valley: Roanoke is nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.The city of Roanoke is perfectly located: In the heart of the valley, with a river running right through town, and adjacent to George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Not surprisingly, it’s rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the country’s top outdoor destinations.From its beginnings as a railroad depot and industry-central town in southwest Virginia, Roanoke has transformed itself into an outdoor mecca. Built on the backs of blue-collar, industrious railroad workers, the city initially did not put much effort into its outdoor infrastructure because there was never a demand for it. As the population began to age, young people left in droves after high school, creating a generation gap. Many saw Roanoke as a quasi-retirement community.That began to change in the late 1990s as a group of concerned citizens made the push for a large system of greenways tracing the Roanoke River as it flows through downtown. Then in 2007, Roanoke Outside was created to promote the city as an outdoors destination, and soon after, Virginia Tech opened its medical school in the city. These two events had a dramatic effect on the populace, simultaneously bringing an influx of young professionals and revealing Roanoke’s world-class outdoor offerings.“Roanoke has started to tout its amazing outdoor assets,” says Aaron Dykstra, owner of 611 Bicycles. “People who work for the city, even if they don’t ride bikes or hike or do anything like that, still support the outdoors because they know the impact it already has made here.”Dykstra is a case in point. After growing up in Roanoke, he bolted the city with all of his friends as soon as possible. Following stints in Chicago and New York, he returned to his hometown to start his business—611 makes handmade steel bicycle frames in a downtown shop—due to the low cost of living. As the city has changed, so has his attitude towards it.“It’s exciting to be a part of it and see the development,” he said. “I certainly take a lot of pride in the fact that every bike that goes out the door here has a ‘Made in Roanoke’ badge on it.”Stratton Delaney, who owns Starlight Bicycles, a bike shop that also produces custom apparel, says he would not have started a bike shop in Roanoke 10 years ago. Now his business is thriving, and he credits the community working together as a whole for the city’s changing identity: everything from the dedication of the parks and recreation department to the development of downtown living space to the creation of events like Go Fest and bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels to town.“It’s our community that has made the difference,” he said. “You can’t just be a mountain town because you’re in mountains. You really need a community that’s going to promote it and get new people out. It seems like now every other car has a bike or kayak on top.”The outdoor opportunities have been here for decades. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail run right outside of town. You can see McAfee Knob from downtown, and you can ride singletrack on Mill Mountain right from the greenway and Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is Virginia’s largest conservation easement, holding over 40 miles of multi-use trails. There’s also Douthat State Park, Smith Mountain Lake, and the New River all within an hour’s drive.Brent Cochran is another Roanoke local who returned after years out West. He has since helped create farmers markets and local non-profits, along with a climbing gym integrated into a new residential/commercial space. He believes all these aspects of the community are connected.“People are coming here and saying, ‘These are the type of things we want in a community; we want that work/play lifestyle.’ That’s driving the food scene, that’s driving the music scene; it all works together. You don’t have one without the other,” he said.You can see it firsthand in the renovated Market Building downtown where locally sourced food is served at Firefly Fare or in the Carvins Cove parking lot after a Roanoke Outdoor and Social Club meet up. Delaney credits outings like communal bike rides every day of the week and group hikes organized by the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club with developing a social scene outside of bar hopping for people just moving to the area.The city’s reinvention over the past five years has been remarkable, and Cochran only sees good things coming in the future.“Roanoke is definitely having a renaissance,” he said.Best Mountain Town – Roanoke from Summit Publishing on Vimeo.ROANOKE QUICK HITS5 minutesGrab your rod and fish the delayed harvest section of the Roanoke River as it flows downtown; check in with Tom at the Orvis store for info (orvis.com). Bike up local favorite Monument Trail or Big Sunny to the top of Mill Mountain, and don’t stop till you hit the star.15 minutesCycle out to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy the best riding on the East Coast in either direction. Explore Park, right off the Parkway, has 10 miles of IMBA-built mountain biking trails.30 minutesHop on the A.T. and hike 3.5 miles to the most photographed spot on the entire trail, McAfee Knob. Over 40 miles of trail await hikers, bikers, and trail runners at Carvins Cove, just 20 miles outside downtown. Roanoke River Roanoke Greenway The Roanoke River as it flows through downtown RUNNERS UPASHEVILLE, N.C.Asheville may suffer from its reputation: it has been the prototypical East Coast mountain town for so long, people may be tired of hearing about it. Maybe it’s envy, maybe it’s just being worn down over time, but the undeniable fact is that Asheville could be the most authentic mountain town on this, or any, list.First, and most important, is Asheville’s location. Western North Carolina has everything the outdoors enthusiast could ever want, and Asheville is the hub. With the French Broad River dissecting town and the Nantahala and Nolichucky nearby, there is Class I-V whitewater for every level of paddler right out the back door. But Asheville is not just a river town. Mountain bikers can hop on the trails at Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a favorite of locals for an after-work ride. Beyond Bent Creek is Pisgah National Forest with its extensive, world-renowned network of trails. For the road biker, the Blue Ridge Parkway section that runs just west of town holds some of the steepest climbs of its whole route.If hiking is your thing, you could not ask for a better place to start. Just to the south are the steep gorges and waterfalls of Nantahala National Forest or the Linville Gorge to the north. Don’t forget about Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Appalachian Trail and miles of backcountry streams teeming with native trout. Back in downtown you can kick back to enjoy one of Asheville’s 11 craft breweries and, if you time it right, the Mountain Sports Festival along the banks of the French Broad. See what we mean about outdoor envy?MORGANTOWN, W.VA.With all the small mountain towns in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, it would be easy to overlook Morgantown as an outdoor destination. That would be a mistake, however, as the city has more to offer than most its size. Located in the extreme northeast of the state, this college town nearly doubles in size when school is in session, but all that youth gives Morgantown a year-round buzz of energy. Two rivers flow near Morgantown – the Monongahela right through the middle and the Cheat to the east – giving the city a reputation as a river city. The Cheat has Class I-V rapids and flows into the 1,800-acre Cheat Lake before meeting the Monongahela just north of town.Morgantown has more than just water fun, however. A lengthy system of river-side rail-trails provide scenic river views and a one-of-a-kind personal rapid transit system put Morgantown ahead of its time. They shut down city streets on Halloween weekend to hold the Mo-Town Throwdown, a ski and snowboard rail jam. Easy access to Coopers Rock State Forest and Cathedral State Park provide endless opportunities for hiking, biking and camping. Shoot over to Maryland’s Wisp Resort or down to Canaan Valley for skiing and the best mountain biking in the Mid-Atlantic.CLOSE CONTENDERSCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.The home of Mr. Jefferson’s University is located at the heart of it all, just a short jaunt from GW-Jefferson National Forest, Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.BOONE-BLOWING ROCK, N.C.Another western North Carolina entry, this metropolitan area is home to Grandfather Mountain and Appalachian Ski Mountain.TRI-CITIES (JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL), TENN.Cherokee National Forest, Roan Mountain, and the Holston River make this triple dip an outdoor lover’s paradise.HARRISONBURG, VA.Sandwiched between Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, Harrisonburg is a mountain bike mecca.CUMBERLAND, MD.The western terminus of the C&O Canal Towpath hosts DelFest and is within striking distance of Wisp Resort.LYNCHBURG, VA.The James River runs right through this mountain town that Liberty University has turned into their own personal outdoor playground.BEREA, KY.Located just outside Daniel Boone National Forest, this arts-focused community is the fastest growing town in Kentucky.center_img Mill Mountain Star The Greenway was a key to the city’s revitalization. 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  • Change leadership in 8 steps

    first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr All teams have three participants: change agents, change neutrals and change resistors. The key to leading change is empowering the change agents, influencing the change equivocators and helping the change resistors understand the WIIFM (what’s in it for me). Here are the critical steps to leading change.First identify who fits into these categories because your strategy for communicating and implementing change will vary by group.Second begin with the change agents. With this group, clearly identify the purpose, goals, milestones and timelines, your expectations for them and to create excitement for how this change will benefit the team, the company, the customers and the employees.Starting with this group, regardless of how many or few, is critical. They will evangelize and inspire excitement but also will provide the important counter-balance to the naysayers and the equivocators. continue reading »last_img read more

  • MEPC lines up stake in Victoria House refurbishment

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  • Canary Wharf shares hit again

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  • Sydney buyers are looking for luxury homes in this pocket of Brisbane

    first_img28 Ruth Miller Close, Fig Tree Pocket.Sydney buyers are keen on sampling a slice of life in Brisbane’s western suburbs with the latest property selling at Fig Tree Pocket.NGU Real Estate CEO Emil Juresic recently signed off on a $1.705 million contract for 28 Ruth Miller Close, Fig Tree Pocket.He said the record street sale resulted in one incredibly happy client.“The seller is over the moon,” Mr Juresic said.“They had purchased another house on the river and needed to sell this one.” 28 Ruth Miller Close, Fig Tree Pocket. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago28 Ruth Miller Close, Fig Tree Pocket.Mr Juresic said he had lately observed a rise in the number of house hunters hoping to relocate north from across the border.“Many times it’s connected to job relocation,” he said.“It’s exactly the same story of the husband or wife securing a career opportunity and moving the family north to Brisbane.”center_img 28 Ruth Miller Close, Fig Tree Pocket.More than 10 offers on the property were received before the final sale price was successfully negotiated.The contemporary Master Builders award-winning property has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, media room, in-ground swimming pool and built-in outdoor barbecue.last_img read more