Papadosio Announces Two-Night New Year’s Eve Celebration

first_imgPapadosio will celebrate New Year’s Eve for two nights in Nashville, Tennessee! On Saturday, December 30, Papadosio will perform an intimate show at the Exit/In music hall with local act Doyle. On Sunday, December 31, the space rockers will celebrate the ringing in of the New Year with Zoogma and Asheville locals Push/Pull at Marathon Music Works.Papadosio has created a genre of their own by blending elements of rock, jazz, and electronic live looping to create a sound that is unique for their listeners. Constantly evolving, Papadosio is known for testing the boundaries of what fans know of their sound and incorporate improvisational aspects into each of their performance for an added treat.Tickets are now on sale here.[cover photo by Keith Griner of Phierce Photo]last_img

College alumna shares art, inspiration behind work

first_imgSaint Mary’s acts as a blank canvas for many students to make their marks on the world. For College alumna Nancy Murphy Spicer, this took on a more literal meaning. Following her graduation in 1979, Murphy Spicer embarked on a career in modern art, leading to her speak at Vander Vennet Theater on Monday afternoon.Originally, Murphy Spicer said her work was mostly abstract, but when she got her mid-career Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she focused on portraiture. Murphy Spicer said she found inspiration for most of her new series “The New Brag” from the Instagram accounts of the people she knows.“These are images that the subjects, in most cases, have constructed themselves. I have encountered them and felt the desire to bring them into the realm of painting,” she said.A majority of the portraits in her most recent series feature women. She focused on representation and honoring the women who influenced her while she was at Saint Mary’s and after, she said.“I have been trying to create my own art history and genealogy ever since I was in a lot of art history classes,” Murphy Spicer said. “You will learn about a lot of male artists. I found it hard to imagine myself into being an artist.”Murphy Spicer displayed a picture of her finished master’s studio. She noted a piece of writing in the right-hand corner of the artwork and explained how a moment at the College influenced the piece.“[The writing] comes from a letter my father wrote me while I was a senior here at Saint Mary’s saying, ‘I’m concerned for your economic viability.’ I was like, ‘What is he talking about? Oh, he’s worried. He’s worried I’m going to be broke,’” Murphy Spicer said.She said this concern from her father may have been warranted, but Murphy Spicer went on to sell and show her artwork across the globe in places such as the Carroll and Sons gallery in Boston, RAUMX in London and 18m Salon in Berlin.She not only commented on the origins and nature of her work but also her views on the pursuit of art. She discussed her accomplishments in order to reinforce the idea that art can be a social enterprise.“I really do think that this idea of the lone artist, let’s just get rid of that, you really are always trying to do so many different things, and I can remember that I went through a whole phase before I had children, ‘Is having children going to destroy my art life?’ That is a big question for women,” Murphy Spicer said. “After I had my daughters, I had this language that they are like rocks tied around my feet and wings on my back. I could not live without them.”Both of Murphy Spicer’s daughter, who are now adults, are featured in her latest work.Murphy Spicer said she changed the focus and motivation of her work while in graduate school, which she attended as an already-accomplished artist.“I was in a good grove,” Murphy Spicer said. “I obviously thought I knew what I was doing, but I wanted that to be disrupted, so I went to graduate school. One of my first professors threw me off, she said, ‘Make it literal, make it clunky and tell the story of your life.’ I just wanted to vomit.”This change caused her work to become more literal both visually and in meaning as it became focused on figure instead of shape and color, she said. Murphy Spicer cited her involvement in the 2016 Clinton campaign as a form of motivation for her more recent artistic work.“It took a couple years for me to work my way into this work. The work also resides in a very specific cultural moment,” Murphy Spicer said. “While this work was going on, there were daily news reports that are a constant reminder of the profound rape culture that we live in. I just felt like I had to make something to help myself survive and remind me that we have power that we can stand in our power.”Later in the lecture, Murphy Spicer shared another piece of her inspiration — a poem speaking of using art to create an escape from the world.“I really needed to create a world that somehow had more possibilities in it than the world I was,” she said.Murphy Spicer will be displaying her work at Saint Mary’s as a part of her class reunion in June.Tags: Art, artist lecture, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Saint Mary’s alumnalast_img read more

DEW, CCV break ground on new Rutland Academic Center

first_imgPhoto by Sally McCay.   (Officials from CCV, DEW and Vermont State Colleges gather together to celebrate the start of construction for CCV’s new Rutland Academic Center.) DEW Construction Corp,Construction of the new Rutland Academic Center for the Community College of Vermont has begun. CCV will be relocating its Rutland campus to new a new location at the corner of West Street and Wales Street in downtown Rutland.  The new Academic Center is being constructed for CCV with occupancy scheduled for the end of this year, in time for spring semester classes starting January 2012. CCV has entered into a long term lease for approximately 32,500 sq. ft.  with developer and construction manager DEW Construction Corp. of Williston. CCV selected the site over several other locations, stating the West and Wales location offered a prominent location in addition to on-site parking and the ability to expand as their enrollment continues to grow. ‘CCV takes its role as a community college very seriously. Our students are your friends, neighbors, relatives, and customers,’ said CCV President Joyce Judy. ‘We are delighted to be able to remain in downtown Rutland, where local businesses will continue to benefit from the 800 students, faculty, and staff CCV brings downtown every week.’ The new 3-story building will be constructed from steel and concrete, and have a brick exterior.  Many LEED features and energy saving components will be incorporated into the new Class A building.  CCV’s new home will house class rooms, science labs, art labs, computer class rooms, student work areas, and administrative offices.  Daytime parking for faculty and staff will be provided on-site and DEW has entered into a lease agreement with the State of Vermont for additional parking at the parking garage located ½ block away. DEW Construction Corp. offers commercial development, preconstruction and construction services throughout the New England Region and upstate New York.last_img read more

Letting your collateral protection insurance program work

first_imgYour auto portfolio is key to your credit union, and you watch its performance carefully. You underwrite prudently and put measures in place, such as collateral protection insurance (CPI), to safeguard against loss due to uninsured collateral. And you try to ensure you have a CPI program in place that is efficient, flexible and allows you to get the most benefit possible. The greatest benefit of a CPI program, however, is only achieved when the program is allowed to work as designed.A Balanced ProgramA CPI program is designed to be in balance over the long haul. By that I mean the premiums collected for certificates placed have to be sufficient to cover the vendor’s losses (claims paid to you), expenses (for tracking) and margins (of the vendor and the carrier actually underwriting your program).  Stability is achieved when CPI programs are managed efficiently by your provider and certificates are placed per your guidelines according to the terms of the loan agreements. This typically entails having insurance in place for the life of the loan, with no lapses in coverage, and you, the lender, listed as the lienholder.Your staff can be pressed by borrowers to modify terms related to CPI. Your staff also has an inherent degree of sympathy in their treatment of members, and waiving CPI requirements can often feel like the “right” thing to do, especially when no claims have occurred during the time a CPI certificate was, or should have been in force. But please don’t allow the practice of giving exceptions to your program.In my previous article I discussed the ‘tough love’ aspect of enforcing all the terms of a loan. And the insurance requirement should be like any other loan term. Think of it this way: could you stay in the lending business if you are willing to allow borrowers to:Skip whatever payments they wantNot paying finance charges they don’t feel like payingObtain a loan without a formal agreementRemove other clauses they don’t like from the deal?You get the point. All the clauses in any contract or security agreement are there for a reason, and the requirement to keep the collateral insured should be no exception. A borrower’s failure to maintain proper insurance should be taken as seriously as the failure to comply with any of the other terms.Fair TreatmentMaking any CPI-related exceptions creates several problems. It increases the ratio of claims paid to you compared to the premiums collected, upsetting the goal of maintaining balance of the program. Over time, it raises the cost of the CPI program that is then passed on to borrowers who did not receive an exception –causing those borrower to bear an even larger share of the program’s costs. In succeeding articles, I’ll discuss these costs in detail.For your staff, making an exception, often called ‘waiving coverage’ that should be force-placed, creates additional and unnecessary work. Waiving insurance requirements can also put you at risk from regulators for treating some borrowers differently than others. CPI should be viewed like any other loan term, consistently applied across all borrowers.To maintain balance, take burden off you staff, and be on the right side of any possible regulatory issue, you must enforce loan requirements uniformly. That includes allowing CPI programs to work as designed by tracking all insurance and force-placing and collecting premium on borrowers who do not maintain proper outside insurance for the life of the loan. Doing so is not only best practice, but also maximizes the benefit you obtain from a CPI program.By choosing CPI over other forms of portfolio protection, you’ve put a program in place that is the fairest to all your members –charging only those who don’t follow the rules. And to be truly equitable to the members that do keep their outside insurance in force, it’s imperative to force place CPI on non-compliant borrowers.The ‘tough love’ aspect of a collateral protection insurance program acts as a catalyst for changing member behavior by encouraging borrowers affected by it to purchase and maintain outside insurance. It’s a fair and balanced solution –when the program is allowed to work as designed. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mike Gallagher Mr. Gallagher spent 17 years promoting CPI as the marketing director for State National. He is currently consulting with credit unions:  [email protected] Detailslast_img read more

Call to force BID-shy businesses to pay up

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Big game hunt for Hemingway

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Why Vacations Bring Out Your Dirty Side

first_img Sharing is caring! 93 Views   no discussions Not long ago, a friend of mine returned from a trip to Aruba with her boyfriend and regaled me with stories of the crazy sex they had—three or four times a day, anywhere they could get each other’s clothes off: in the ocean 20 feet off the beach; on the balcony of their room in broad daylight; in the lobby rest room.They even got caught by a roaming tour group while hiking some ancient ruins. “They rode up on four-wheelers to find my bare ass hanging out of a crumbling little window while my boyfriend’s head was between my legs,” she says. “Honestly, we didn’t even pause for them.”The funny thing is, she and her boyfriend are never like that at home. “We had sex often enough, I guess,” she says, “But it was always run-of-the-mill stuff. Since we’ve been back, we haven’t even contemplated doing anything risky. We’re right back to our old routine.” All too often, that’s the way it works: Sex at home is like eating at home. Your Tuesday night tuna melt might be delicious, but it doesn’t wow you like the Tuna Supreme with Cheese served up at a restaurant. That’s why, if you want to get the most out of your sex life, sometimes you have to pack it up, take it away, and bust it out in a totally new setting. Go south (or west, or east—anywhere), young man, and you’ll strike sexual gold.The Perfect GetawayWhat is it about a vacation that makes a woman so horny? Let’s start with the obvious: She’s not working, running errands, or taking care of anyone but herself. “I always have more sex when we’re away,” says Julie*, 27, who’s been married for three years. “Sometimes we do it twice a day. But at home morning sex never happens; we’re too busy getting ready for work. On vacay I never have a to-do list, except ‘Have three daiquiris before noon.’ ”It’s not rocket science, says sex therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D.: “People are more relaxed on vacation and tend to engage in more activities that lower inhibitions, like drinking and dancing. Plus, vacations bring novelty into a relationship, which stimulates dopamine, and that plays a big role in sexual arousal.”Then there’s the issue of location, location, location. Like Julie, I always have more sex when I’m vacationing—but especially if I’m in a tropical climate. Something about being nearly naked in a bikini, all hot, sweaty, and oiled up, makes me much more ready to go for it than having to remove eight layers of clothing and a pair of slush-covered boots. Go figure. “Feeling the heat off my boyfriend’s body as we lie next to each other in the sun always turns me on,” agrees Emily, 26. “It’s so inviting to put our hands on each other’s slick, bare skin.” On one Caribbean trip, her boyfriend was touching her thigh while they were lying out and managed to discreetly slip his finger under her swimsuit. “I leaned over and he fingered me right there on the beach. The whole trip was like that—we’d have quickies in the rest rooms near the pool. Once we even did it in the pool.” (Don’t worry, there’s plenty of chlorine in those things.)Going the DistanceOne of the key benefits of vacation is not just that it offers abundant time for more sex, but also opportunities for better, dirtier sex. Being in a foreign country for a few days where you don’t know anyone is almost like an automatic “Get Out of Propriety Free” card. Wanna do something totally impolite? Go right ahead—you’ll never see these people again!“I’m always more uninhibited on vacation,” says Darcy, 29. “The only times my boyfriend and I have had anal have been on trips. I think it’s about not caring what happens to the room. On vacation someone else takes care of everything, so I don’t care if we trash the sheets or break something.” While some trips provide an obvious setting for raucous, no-holds-barred screwing—private island bungalows, secluded mountain cabins, luxurious over-water villas—many women told me they didn’t necessarily need to be completely alone with their guys to be able to let loose on vacation. Karina, 26, loves that in a hotel she can moan as loud as she wants and shout out her boyfriend’s name without worrying about the neighbors. “I don’t care about the people in the room next door,” she says. “I live in an apartment in Brooklyn, and when we f— at home my groans are reduced to little whimpers, because I don’t want to blush every time I see my neighbors in the elevator.” She says one time in Ireland she even had someone bang on the wall to get her to tone it down. “I couldn’t have cared less. It actually made the sex hotter.” Just remember, wherever you go, pack plenty of condoms, spermicidal gels, and morning-after pills. What happens on vacation—especially if what happens involves spontaneous stall-sex at Señor Frog’s—doesn’t always stay on vacation.by Maxim Magazine Share LifestyleRelationships Why Vacations Bring Out Your Dirty Side by: – May 30, 2011center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Decatur County man sentenced to 17 years in criminal confinement case

first_imgGreensburg, In. — After entering a guilty plea in Decatur Circuit Court, Christopher McCarter, 32, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for criminal confinement, a level 3 felony.Evidence presented by the Greensburg Police Department said McCarter confined a woman at knifepoint in front of her child and slashed her tires in order to keep her from leaving in February of 2017. At the time of his arrest a portable breathalyzer showed McCarter had a BAC of .41.Judge Timothy Day ordered McCarter to serve 11 years for the original charge and added six years for being a habitual offender.According to the Indiana Department of Correction website McCarter has previous convictions for battery by bodily waste and possession of a controlled substance in 2007.Level 3 felons serve at least 75 percent of their sentences. McCarter will be eligible for programming and substance abuse treatment from the state.Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter thanked the Greensburg Police Department and said, ”McCarter took responsibility for his actions and for his ongoing substance abuse issues, which led my office to pursue treatment for him at the Department of Corrections. His heavy sentence can be modified if he takes his recovery seriously. We are grateful for the bravery of the adult and child witnesses in this case who told the story of the events that night, and we hope Mr. McCarter will weigh the incentives he has to rehabilitate himself and rejoin society and his family on the other side of incarceration.”last_img read more

Eagles Participate At ORVC Middle School Cross Country Meet

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the seven school ORVC meet at Rising Sun on Tuesday (9/26).The JCD Girls’ team finished 3rd. Kayla Simon (JCD) was second in the girls’ race and made the All-Conference Team. The JCD Boys’ team was incomplete but Kameron Darnold (JCD) was 4th and Kasin Hughes (JCD) was 11th, which earned both of them All-Conference. The Top 12 is considered All-Conference.ORVC MS CC Meet @ Rising Sun (9-26)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img

Anderson wins fourth feature at Algona

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (June 30) – Shannon Anderson strengthened his point lead in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks at Kossuth County Speedway on Thursday, June 30 by winning his fourth feature of the summer at the Algona oval.Anderson came inside of the sixth row to top the 17-car field, holding off Brandon Nielsen, who was the runner-up after starting 10th.Cody Nielsen finished third with Gary Pesicka fourth and Doug Wickman fifth.Ethan Dotson started on the inside of the second row and won the 14-car Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature with fellow Californian Cody Laney second. Cody Knecht was third with Jeremy Mills fourth and Mike Van Genderen took fifth.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature went to Elijah Zevenbergen, who started the race on the inside of the fifth row before moving to the front of the pack.Derek Green was the runner-up with Calvin Lange third.Ben Schultze won his second feature of the season, coming from the inside of the fourth row to finish ahead of 17-car Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.Colby Fett was second with Jake Simpson placing third.Another second-time feature winner was Oliver Monson in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Kaytee DeVries was second with Jay DeVries third.last_img read more