Core members of the band Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, will return to the road this Spring and Summer for a massive tour that’ll reach from sea to shining sea. The tour kicks off with a pair of shows at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on April 18-19 before making its way to NOLA for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 22.In addition, beginning June 7th at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, the band will be joined by longtime friend and British rocker Steve Winwood. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 26 and will be available here. Check out Steely Dan’s complete tour dates below:Steely Dan Tour Dates4/18 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre4/19 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre4/22 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival4/24 Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at the BJCC4/27 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale Theatre4/29 Niagara Falls, NY @ Seneca Niagara Events Center4/30 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center6/7 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*6/8 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*6/10 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort*6/11 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly*6/13 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*6/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre*6/16 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*6/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*6/19 Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace*6/22 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center*6/23 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre*6/25 Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena*6/26 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre*6/29 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre*6/30 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*7/2 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*7/3 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*7/6 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*7/7 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*7/9 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*7/10 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*7/12 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*7/13 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater** With Steve Winwood
A Band-Aid adhesive bandage is an effective way to stop bleeding from skin wounds, but an equally viable option for internal bleeding does not yet exist. Surgical glues are often used inside the body instead of traditional wound-closure techniques such as stitches, staples, and clips, because the glues reduce the patient’s time in the hospital and lower the risk of secondary injury or damage at the wound site.An effective surgical glue needs to be strong, flexible, nontoxic, and able to accommodate movement, yet no adhesives currently available have all of those properties. To address that lack, researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new super-strong hydrogel adhesive inspired by the glue secreted by a common slug that is biocompatible, flexible, and can stick to dynamically moving tissues even in the presence of blood.,The hydrogel itself is a hybrid of two different polymers: a seaweed extract called alginate that is used to thicken food, and polyacrylamide, which is the main material in soft contact lenses. When these relatively weak polymers become entangled with each other, they create a molecular network that demonstrates unprecedented toughness and resilience for a hydrogel material — on par with the body’s natural cartilage. When combined with an adhesive layer containing positively charged polymer molecules (chitosan), the resulting hybrid material is able to bind to tissues stronger than any other available adhesive, stretch up to 20 times its initial length, and attach to wet tissue surfaces undergoing dynamic movement (e.g., a beating heart).Studies of the hydrogel adhesive demonstrated that it is capable of withstanding three times the amount of tension that disrupts the best current medical adhesives, maintaining its stability and adhesion when implanted into rats for two weeks, and sealing a hole in a pig heart that was subjected to tens of thousands of cycles of pumping. Additionally, it caused no tissue damage or adhesions to surrounding tissues when applied to liver hemorrhages in mice.The hydrogel adhesive has numerous potential applications in the medical field, either as a patch that can be cut to desired size and applied to tissues such as bone, cartilage, tendon, or pleura, or as an injectable solution for deeper injuries. It can also be used to attach medical devices to their target structures, such as an actuator to support heart function. While the current iteration is designed to be a permanent structure, it could be made to biodegrade over time as the body heals.This research was funded by the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, NSF, Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers at Harvard University, NIH, Science Foundation Ireland, Tsinghua University, as well as a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship.To read the full story, visit the Wyss Institute’s website.
Over 75 percent of the Notre Dame student body participated in a high school varsity sport. The University boasts one of the greatest collegiate athletic programs in the country, its football team is ranked No. 4 in the nation and the interhall football program is one-of-a-kind. Yet, the University offers no majors related to the business side of sports for a student population generally interested in athletic competition. Sponsored by the Marketing Club, the annual Sports Marketing Forum offers students a chance to discover opportunities in the industry and network with established professionals. “We have a lot of kids interested in sports but we don’t have the resources here for students interested in sports,” Marketing Club president Ally Schneider said. “The purpose of the forum is to give interested students an idea of the opportunities available in the industry and for them to hear from people successful in the sports marketing.” Schneider, a senior, said the event is growing bigger and bigger each year. “This is the fourth year we’ve done it,” she said. “It has become one of the signature events of the Marketing Club.” The forum will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Giovanini Commons inside the Mendoza College of Business. The event is open to students of all majors. “It’s a really great opportunity to network with some high figures within the sports industry,” Schneider said. “All of our speakers are very high up in their companies and all interested in meeting Notre Dame students.” Schneider said four speakers will share their experiences will students at the event. The speakers include: Mary O’Connor, vice president of the Olympic Marketing and Global Platforms of Omnicon’s The Marketing Arm; Julie Souza, vice president of business development for “Sports Illustrated;” Frank Murtha, president of Professional Sports Consultants Inc. and Theodore Loehrke, vice president of team business development for the National Basketball Association. Schneider said students’ attendance at past events helped them land a job after graduation. Regardless of whether students are seeking career opportunities right away, Schneider said the event has a lot to offer. “It will be really interesting to hear from some careers in the sports marketing industry,” she said.
Montpelier, VT – Cambium Group, LLC, a leading web site development firm specializing in innovative web site designs and content management systems announced the launch of a new web site today for Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The web site, www.lgfcu.org(link is external) is the end result of an enormous team effort between the credit union and Cambium Group.The main objective for the completely renovated site is to provide more information on LGFCU products and services in a more user-friendly manner for their self-service oriented members. Cambium Group and LGFCU worked closely over several months to develop a web site that not only provides extensive information on LGFCU, but also highlights LGFCUs members.”The Cambium team has proven themselves to be resourceful, insightful, and creative. It is a pleasure to lineup with an organization that shares our commitment to quality.” commented Maurice Smith, President of Local Government Federal Credit Union. “We wanted to make a spectacular statement about the membership culture of Local Government Federal Credit Union. The outcome is a web site that demonstrates functional as well as visual distinction.”An endless list of new and improved features include intuitive navigation that allows members to maneuver through only three levels of navigation with ease, a brochure stand much like members see in a physical branch location that allows them to select and read a brochure in pdf format online, a quick-search for ATM or branch locations by county, city or zip code, an online web library (OWL) which will build a database of knowledge about LGFCU, credit unions and financial matters for members and visitors to the site. Most notable is that the site contains no stock photography. Only photos of North Carolina locations and people are featured throughout the web site, including member photos and profiles.LGFCUs site fully demonstrates another credit union setting new standards for a financial web site commented Scott Wells, Cambium Groups owner & founder. We plan to take the site to even greater heights of service for their members through the strategic partnership weve formed with LGFCU. This is only the beginning!LGFCU has the ability to control the entire web site using Cambium’s exclusive, feature-rich content management system. The system provides the credit union a comprehensive rate management system, navigation control, an online survey builder, message board system, PDF/document uploader, event management system, custom website traffic statistics, an archive system and many more management tools.###
The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) is providing information today on the recent passage of the Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 (EUC 08) program. Congress passed legislation last week to retroactively extend the Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08) program. Based on the passage of this legislation Vermont is now authorized to establish entitlement under the EUC08 program for eligible claimants. Vermont currently qualifies for the first two Tiers of the EUC08 program. Tier 1 provides up to 20 weeks and Tier 2 provides up to 14 weeks of additional benefits. Claimants can file up to 26 weeks of state benefits before shifting to the extended federal program which in Vermont consists of up to 34 weeks of emergency compensation. The maximum number of weeks currently available in Vermont is 60 weeks.Payments for claimants who elected to continue to file claims and report work search on-line have already been released and mailed. Claimants who exhaust regular unemployment insurance that are found eligible for the EUC08 program are required to report to their local career resource center to register for the EUC08 benefits.The Vermont Department of Labor has 12 career resource centers and satellite offices that will continue to provide Vermonters assistance with job seeking skills and strategies including a compilation of occupational data for those interested in career changes or new entrants to the workforce. In addition, the Department continues their collaboration with Community College of Vermont to offer the Career Readiness Certificate training, free of charge, to Vermonters interested in bolstering their work readiness skills. The Department has a variety of federal and state training programs to assist unemployed individuals seeking work and/or employers needing to train new hires. Regional career resource center staff can assist folks interested in learning more about these opportunities. For a list of the Department’s resource centers and other information, please visit our website at www.labor.vermont.gov(link is external). Source: VTDOL. 12.22.2010
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), the nation’s premier advocacy event for America’s credit unions, is slated for Feb. 21-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C.The event is the largest gathering in the nation of credit union advocates rallying on behalf of more than 103 million credit union members. It includes credit unions’ annual Hike the Hill events to educate and advocate to members of Congress about credit union issues.“Credit union engagement with lawmakers is at the heart of advocacy for the movement,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “At our 2016 CUNA GAC, we will again leverage the unequaled power of our united system to bring thousands of attendees to share the positive impact credit unions provide for all Americans together with our aggressive advocacy agenda.”“CUNA GAC is recognized as the event to bring credit union influence to Washington D.C.,” commented Tracie Kenyon, chairwoman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (ACCUL) and president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network. “GAC Hill Hikes bring to life the value of our unique CUNA-league system–there’s nothing like the coordinated barrage of face-to-face meetings with lawmakers to show our diversity and demonstrate our reach.” continue reading »
31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level.This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture. continue reading »
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Wearables are gaining ground as these versatile, cutting-edge technologies continue to combine payment capabilities with clothing and accessories in new, innovative ways. In fact, golfers now have the opportunity to pay with their golf gloves.During the Arnold Palmer Invitational, recently held in Florida, MasterCard utilized its tournament sponsorship to experiment with a variety of payment and wearable technologies. Participants tested a payment-enabled glove which allowed them to simply tap the point-of-sale (POS) system for refreshment and merchandise purchases. MasterCard developed this wearable technology through a partnership with Calloway Golf.Tournament attendees also experienced virtual reality commerce. Through a collaboration with start-up Wearality, MasterCard developed a virtual reality experience consumers could shop in. Consumers were able to identify an item within the virtual experience, such as a golf shirt, and buy it right there. continue reading »
Erway Ambulance and the Elmira Fire Department assisted with the investigation. The police department says that after investigating, they found that the SUV was traveling on East Ramp Roadway and collided with the sedan that was traveling on E Water St. Elmira, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Elmira Police Department responded to a report of a car crash Saturday morning. The Elmira Police Department says that the crash occurred at E Water St. at East Ramp Roadway. They say that upon arriving at approximately 7:00 a.m., they found two vehicles at the intersection. Officials say that the driver and only person in the sedan was immediately transported to a hospital. The police department says this person was later transferred to a different facility where they are in “critical condition”. Authorities say that the occupants of the SUV were transported to a hospital, but are expected to be released. The investigation is ongoing and The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.
Defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK saw their deficits expand marginally last month while funding levels remained static, according to data from consultancy Mercer.Funding levels for the 350 largest DB pension schemes in the UK stood at 83% at the end of April, unchanged from the end of March, while the schemes’ accounting deficits rose to £128bn (€172bn) from £127bn, Mercer’s monthly pension risk survey showed.Asset values fell by £4bn between the end of March and the end of April, to stand at £625bn, while liability values were down £3bn at £753bn.The company said that, even though liability values had fallen during the period — driven by a rise in corporate bond yields — this had been offset by the fall in asset values. Ali Tayyebi, senior partner in Mercer’s retirement business, said: “The deficit remained substantially unchanged during April.”He said this masked quite big changes in corporate bond yields and market implied inflation over the one-month period.“This month, they happen to have had broadly opposite effects on the calculation of the liabilities,” he said.Tayyebi said this volatility was a continuation of a trend seen over recent months.Mercer said deficits at DB schemes had increased by almost 20% so far this year, and that it was disappointing for sponsors as well as trustees that the funding position was still weak.It observed that certain parts of the investment market had done well during April – equities in particular – while others such as interest-rate reductions had been negative.Le Roy van Zyl from the firm’s financial strategy group, said: “Dealing with the pension scheme risk at an acceptable cost is, therefore, very much about looking below the headlines.”He said schemes had to look at the individual financial drivers, as well as respond to emerging opportunities and threats.