Marvel Years Shows Off His Electro-Soul On Forthcoming EP, ‘Bounce Back’ [Listen]

first_imgBurlington, VT electro-soul producer Marvel Years is dropping a hot new EP, Bounce Back, in a very non-traditional way. The 22-year old upstart is releasing one track a week until the entire EP is revealed, and keeping the suspense high and the anticipation intense with this approach. After joining the likes of Pretty Lights and GRiZ onstage in his early efforts, it was time for Marvel Years to break out on his own with an original voice. With Bounce Back he is moving in that direction, with a nod toward his influences as well.Beginning with wah-wah guitars and pounding drums in the Colorado style, Cory Wythe announces a funky breaks groove with “Go for Launch” that is sure to ignite dance floors. The build up is intense, its powerful and it serves to let the listener know that Marvel Years has arrived with maybe not a totally new, but definitely an improved style. The energy that this song will bring to a raging audience is undeniable.Wythe brings a glitch sound, that infuses his guitar prowess with elements of hip-hop, R&B, soul and electronic grooves. The mutiple identities and styles are evident on the second track he has released “Flowing for Eons”, where one can just imagine an emcee jumping on this beat with a proper flow. The electronic flourishes are there, this music definitely comes from the Pretty Lights family tree.Tune in to the two tracks below:With two songs now released to the public, the Bounce Back unveiling is fully underway. Rest assured, Marvel Years will be debuting more of his new mix during his slot at Fool’s Paradise this weekend. We can only imagine it will be more of the new school electro-soul that has put him on the map thus far. He may even have a few surprises in store for the fans as each week, a new song emerges.last_img read more

Andy Mientus Reflects on His Run in Les Miz!

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Les Miserables star and Audience Choice Award winner Andy Mientus will say goodbye to his barricade buddies on March 1, when he plays his final performance as Marius in the hit musical at the Imperial Theatre. As Mientus says farewell to his fellow revolutionaries, he looks back on his adventures in Les Miz on Broadway. View Comments How do you feel now that you’re leaving? Proud. I feel like I really accomplished something, making it through a year run of this incredibly demanding show. I don’t know if I’ve ever worked so hard. What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Discipline, a personal steamer and a supportive fiancé. What was the hardest thing? Singing with vibrato. I don’t know if I’ll ever attempt it again. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 What was the easiest thing about the job? Being present in the moment with such a sensitive and talented company of actors. How did you feel when you first got this job? Shocked, then thrilled. I never thought of this as a show or a role for me and I had moved to L.A. and had set my focus on that world, so it all came as a bit of a shock that I would finally make my Broadway debut with Les Miz. But it was a joyous thing. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Don’t always clip your mic in the same place. It leads to breakage.center_img What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Exhaustion. Emotion. Fog. Why are you leaving? I never planned to extend beyond the set year contract. I left behind a whole life (friends, career, spouse, cat) in Los Angeles to do this job so I am anxious to return to all of that. But luckily, I also already have my next projects lined up that I can’t wait to spill the beans about. What was the highlight of your time at this job? Getting to know and love Nikki M. James. She’s in my wedding party. Les Miserables Related Shows What will you miss the most? As with every job, the people. I would grow tired of even my dream role after so many passes through, but the good people I’ve met on this job constantly inspire, buoy, and uplift me. But in theater, you never say goodbye. How do you think you’ve grown? I have learned (not definitively, but more than I knew before) how to balance consistency and immediacy/spontaneity when performing in a long run so that the audience gets the same great show but you aren’t sleepwalking through the motions.last_img read more

Shirley Woman Dies After Being Hit by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old woman who was struck by car while standing on the front lawn of her Shirley home over the weekend has died.Suffolk County police said Valerie Fahie died Monday at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue.The victim was standing at the edge of her property near the corner of Maple Avenue and Winston Drive, when she was hit by a Kia shortly before noon Sunday, police said.The driver, a 36-year-old South Carolina man, was not injured.Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img read more

Lake Success Officer Shot, Wounded Carjacking Suspect, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Lake Success village police officer shot and wounded a suspect who was allegedly trying to carjack a driver while fleeing a cell phone store robbery on Wednesday night, Nassau County police said.The suspect, whose identity wasn’t immediately released, robbed the  T-Mobile store on Northern Boulevard in Flower Hill before carjacking a victim on Lakeville Road in Lake Success during his getaway when the officer confronted him at 6:20 p.m., police said.After shooting the suspect, the officer placed him under arrest, police said. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries.Major Case Bureau detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

An excellent opportunity for all startups in the field of tourism

first_imgThe World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the leading organization in the field of tourism in Spain and Latin America, Globalia, has announced the start of the first UNWTO competition for tourism startups. This initiative is the first and largest initiative of its kind undertaken in the world, which is dedicated to recognizing new companies that are transforming the tourism sector through their activities.UNWTO, is a specialized agency in the service of the United Nations and a leading international organization, which has a key role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism. The World Tourism Organization is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and innovations in the tourism sector, but also a platform for questioning and resolving open issues and current problems in tourism. On the other hand, Globalia is a leading tourism association that turned over 2016 billion euros in 3.57. It has over 15.000 employees and operates in over 20 countries around the world. Also, Globalia Holding provides services in all areas of tourism.”Innovations and investments in tourism are not contradictory stories, their meaning must be directed towards more successful development and positioning of the tourist product, improvement of the management of tourist goods and creation of sustainable tourism, creating new jobs and opening new opportunities.”Said UNWTO Secretary-General Zur Pololikashvili.UNWTO and Globalia are implementing this tender in 164 countries, with the aim of finding the best innovative solutions and projects of high transformative potential. Emphasis was placed on all those projects that are committed to establishing a sustainable tourism system. This opens the opportunity for pioneering proposals that seek to implement new and revolutionary technologies in tourism, then for startups that operate on the principles of new business models such as the circular economy.Applied projects must have an implemented business model that addresses at least one of the four main areas: the future of travel, the quality of the tourism experience, ecology or community development. Whether the proposals bring technological or non-technological solutions, whether at an early or mature stage, all those ideas that take the travel experience and the experience of tourism to a new level are welcome.”We want to offer the winners the opportunity to work with us and to transform the tourism sector together”, Commented the participation of Globalia, a member of its Board of Directors Javier Hidalgo.Applications are open from June 26 until September 3, while the received projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria: uniqueness and sustainability of the solution, the potential of the project to be reflected in other areas vital to the community, business model, growth ability and team profile. implements it. Those interested can submit their projects and proposals via web pages.last_img read more

Arsenal to focus on player swap deals and free transfers in next window

first_imgArteta is facing a slashed transfer budget (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will focus their efforts on signing free agents and negotiating swap deals in the next transfer window, reports say.The Gunners transfer budget has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic and the club have convinced their first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta to take a 12-month 12.5 per cent pay cut.Arteta was hoping to make a slew of signings this summer, but Arsenal’s financial difficulties have seen a drastic change in strategy.When in talks over a salary deduction, Arsenal’s squad were keen to know the club’s transfer plans and if they planned to splash out big sums on new arrivals.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveThe Daily Mail claim Arsenal are actively seeking swap deals, similar to the one they did with Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in 2018.Player exchanges are uncommon in football, especially when it comes to big-name stars.Free agents are another option for Arsenal, who had such a limited transfer budget last January they could only agree loan deals. Comment Willian is a free agent at the end of the campaign (Picture: Getty)Chelsea star Willian is one of several players linked with a switch to Arsenal, as the Brazilian’s contract expires this summer.Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has also attracted interest from Arsenal, who have not played a game since March 7.Arteta could be facing further changes to his squad after the club shelved contract talks with influential duo Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Ozil is the club’s top earner with a £350,000-a-week deal, while Aubameyang has demanded a massive pay rise in discussions with the Gunners.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Premier League are aiming to can play postponed games this summer, but those hopes sustained a big blow in the last week with the cancellation of Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie.Arteta’s positive test for coronavirus sparked a shutdown of football in Great Britain and the Spaniard detailed how quickly he became ill.‘Everything happened very fast,’ Arteta told La Sexta. ‘On Tuesday afternoon I was feeling so-so and I went to see the doctor but he wasn’t there. ‘I got a call from the board of directors after training while I was in my car and they told me the president of Olympiakos had tested positive and everyone who had been in contact was at risk.‘I went on to tell them that I wasn’t feeling well and that we had a situation because we had lots of players that had been in contact with them. ‘We had a game against Manchester City the next day and obviously we couldn’t put lots of people at risk without saying anything.’ Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Apr 2020 11:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal to focus on player swap deals and free transfers in next windowcenter_img Advertisement Tottenham players spotted training during lockdownTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:12FullscreenTottenham players spotted training during lockdown is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Real Madrid set £44m asking price for Arsenal to seal Dani Ceballos transferMORE: Jack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis SanchezAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of the club to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgMikel Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of the club to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang said Arsenal ‘hold the keys’ to his future (Picture: Getty)Arteta is desperate to keep his captain at the club and Arsenal are prepared to make him the second highest paid player in the club’s history behind Mesut Ozil.However, Arteta insists he does not need to sell a ‘vision’ of where he’s taking the club and insists the players are already aware that the club are moving towards better things.Asked specificially about Aubameyang’s future, Arteta told Premier League Productions: ‘We have a very clear plan of what we want to do from now on. ‘The players know where the club is standing and we are moving in the right direction.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPushed further on Aubameyang’s future, Arteta was asked whether Champions League qualification at the end of the season could help convince the Gabon international to stay.‘Financially for the club the fact that in the last three years we haven’t had any Champions League it puts the club in a very difficult position,’ Arteta replied.‘We have a structure that is designed to be in the Champions League so when we don’t have that financially it creates a lot of issues and instability. But that’s the situation we are facing. We have ten games to go, we have to go full gas and get as high as possible in the table.’MORE: Ian Wright names Bukayo Saka’s best position after Ashley Cole comparison Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jun 2020 10:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.9kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenged Arsenal to convince him to sign a new deal (Pictures: Getty/DAZN)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he has a ‘very clear plan’ for the Gunners and that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should already be aware that the club are moving in the ‘right direction’.The 30-year-old has 12 months to run on his deal at the Emirates and negotiations over an extension have so far proven unsuccessful.Aubameyang raised eyebrows amongst supporters when he challenged that club to ‘do their work’ in negotiations to show him why he should extend his deal at the club. ‘Recently I have not received an offer to extend,’ Aubameyang told Telefoot. ‘But, of course, we have had exchanges with the club for a fair few months nowAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘They know very well why so far nothing has happened. They have the keys. It is up to them to do their work and, after that, we will see how things go.‘It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone. It will certainly be a very difficult decision to make. I still haven’t decided and we will see. It will maybe be the most important decision of my career.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

What would it take for you to score me 10 out of 10?

first_imgAuctioneer Haesley Cush says damage control should be a thing of the past. Picture: AAP Image/Richard Walker.THERE is a huge push in the real estate industry, well really across all progressive industries, to monitor customer satisfaction. But why? There is a strong argument that if an agent does their job the buyer should feel like they’ve been squeezed of juice and their only feeling for the agent is “I want them to do that for me one day”.In an age where any one can post about a poor customer experience online and run a trial by social media, businesses are obviously concerned about the knock on affect of these negative posts. So how can any company squeeze one side, but leave both sides feeling 10/10 satisfied.I bought a car recently. Upon completion on the sale my sales person said “You’re going to get an email from our company. I need you to ensure you open it and give me a 10”. Now look, I was happy, but was I 10/10 happy? I didn’t really get the price down as low as I’d liked, the sales person was great, but some of the pain points of the purchase did frustrate me. This feedback is now lost and has been replaced by a smiley face and a perfect 10.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoIf an agent does their job the buyer should feel they’ve been squeezed of juice but still want the agent in future.At Ray White, upon return from their annual pilgrimage to Harvard the White family shared their vision for customer satisfaction. It has become one of the single most important pillars upon which they want the company to stand from into the future. Entire teams have been established to ensure customers and clients are getting an ‘industry leading’ experience. I quizzed one of their team leaders about the value of the perfect score and my experience in buying the car. Her response has changed my view toward these surveys and made me a firm believer. She said her vision was for agents to say to clients “you will receive a survey from me after this transaction where you can rate your experience out of ten. What I would like to know is, “what does a 10/10 experience look like to you?”. Now this is valuable. It’s not reactive. If industries start responding to the expectation in advance rather than in damage control you will start to see huge shifts in the industry.With Net Promoter Scores now a huge part of modern business, we should all expect to be getting surveyed more often, so our responses should be sincere and then the results will offer genuine value and see a huge improvement in the service across many industries. * Haesley Cush is an auctioneer and also the principal of Living Here Cush Partners in New Farm.last_img read more

Male domestic violence victims ‘have nowhere to go’

first_imgONE News 28 Feb 2012Male victims of domestic violence say there is not enough support and nowhere for them to go.…Rob Surtees and Brad Martin, from Stopping Violence Services in Wairarapa, say violence against men is a significant problem. “We mainly deal with men who are violent towards women and children, but there is a big need for men to receive some help around the violence they are receiving as well,” said Surtees. They tried to set up a refuge centre for males in their community – but could not get the funding.…Help centres have been set up in Gisborne and Auckland to help male victims of domestic violence, however nothing is yet available in Wellington, and there are calls for more help to be made available nationwide. read more

Assassination threat against Trinidad PM

first_imgNewsRegional Assassination threat against Trinidad PM by: – November 25, 2011 6 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Kamla Persad BissessarPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said recent intelligence that has revealed an assassination threat against herself and members of her government meant that government’s actions to deal with crime are having the desired effect as the criminal element is finally being confronted.She assured the national community that the security forces are in control and the criminal element has always been anticipated, hence the reason for uncovering the threat.She said at this time there is no consideration to reinstituting a curfew and government will continue to be advised by law enforcement agencies about the state of emergency. The prime minister was speaking at the post Cabinet press conference on Thursday. Persad-Bissessar said the threats were “cowardly” and government will “stop at nothing to return the state to a peaceful state”. She said she was not surprised by the threats, simply because “we have disrupted their illegal business”. She said the law enforcement agencies will intensify the pressure on the criminal elements and commended them for their intelligence gathering. She assured that the law enforcement agencies will continue to protect citizens. The prime minister said it would be reckless to disclose details of an ongoing investigation and said her schedule will not be reduced. She said while it was a personal concern, her greater concern is for the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Asked her thoughts on some members of the protective services being involved, the prime minister said while “It is disturbing…it is not something totally unexpected because for years we have been hearing about bad elements of the protective services and law enforcement agencies…there are good human beings and there bad human beings…nothing surprises me anyone”.Persad-Bissessar said she had held discussions with the opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley about the threats and Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs will meet with Rowley to share details of the intelligence gathered. Gibbs in his statement said the law enforcement agencies were working assiduously to ensure the safety of everyone in Trinidad and Tobago. The prime minister said since the start of the state of emergency on August 21 to November 23, 2011, there have been 7,269 arrests. Of that figure, 6.4 percent or 463 persons were arrested for gang related activities. She said the majority of persons arrested were for other or serious crimes. She said $1.5 billion in illegal drugs were seized or destroyed; 13,183 rounds of ammunition and 34 magazines recovered; and 173 firearms seized. She said each bullet was a life and one gun can take out at least 20 persons.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more