Exclusive: The Motet Ring In The New Year ‘Funklandia’ Style With Jen Hartswick

first_imgL4LM is proud to debut this exclusive video of The Motet’s New Years Eve celebration at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. The band brought the house down with a great set, playing “Keep On Don’t Stoppin’” from their eponymous 2014 release before breaking into “Get Down Tonight,” the KC & The Sunshine Band classic, to usher in 2015. They were joined by Jennifer Hartswick, of Trey Anastasio Band and Everyone Orchestra fame, for what was a fantastic show.Check out the awesome funky celebration below:The Motet just wrapped up a tour with Keller Williams, sponsored by O.PenVAPE. Check out our review of their show in West Hollywood, CA. The band has an exciting road ahead, with stops in Colorado and New Orleans on the books.[Above photo credit: Brian Spady]last_img

SPONSORED: Time to ‘Get Started’ with Danica, tooth fairy Bowyer

first_imgOnce again, Aspen Dental is off to the races when it comes to inspiring people to get on the road to great oral health.That’s because there’s more horsepower than ever when it comes to the Aspen Dental brand as the Official Dentist of NASCAR. In partnership with Danica Patrick, the new “Get Started” campaign was created to encourage fans to simply make that first step by scheduling an appointment.“I’m really excited for the next phase in our partnership,” said Danica. “There’s a great connection because starts and restarts are part of my sport and the same is true for gaining control over your oral health.”In fact, Danica was so excited she even hosted her very own talk show segment, “Let’s Get Started” with special guest, Clint Bowyer (boi –yer). During the show, Clint appointed himself as Aspen Dental’s newest tooth fairy; little did he know the title was already taken …Go to AspenDental.com/GetStarted now to see the exclusive full length segment and behind-the-scenes photos from filming with Danica and Clint.RELATED: Watch the full video here!See behind the scenes of the making of the Let’s Get Started video with Danica and Clint!last_img read more

Family Drowning in Medical Bills Saved by eBay Angel

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Georgia family put all their belongings on eBay to pay their children’s medical bills, without a single taker. Then a Fort Worth couple offered $20,000 for the lot — on one condition. “Take our money but keep your stuff.” Keith and Donnia Blair didn’t want the bedroom sets, the appliances, the 62-inch high-definition television, the swing sets or the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. (Story in the NY Daily News)(Photo courtesy of Sun Star)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

James Calliham Jr.

first_imgJames Calliham Jr., 86, of Port Arthur, TX passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his parents James, Sr. and Lelia Calliham.He leaves to cherish his memories, his sister, Margie Fields; nephew, Dwain Fields; nieces, Gail Mitchell (Herbert) and Agnes Joseph (Kenneth); his devoted caretakers and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.last_img

Christian Cooke on Headlining Knives in Hens at London’s Donma & More

first_img View Comments The fast-rising English film and TV actor Christian Cooke was Dennis Quaid’s co-star in the recent series The Art of More and has even directed a short film, Edith, starring Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones. Cook has of late turned his attentions to the stage, first at the Hampstead Theatre in Experience and now at the Donmar in Knives in Hens, a revival of David Harrower’s 1995 play that casts the Yorkshire-born actor as the intriguingly named Pony William. The charming Cooke talked names, and more, in conversation during rehearsals with Broadway.com.Why your interest in the theater after such a good run on screens both large and small?I think it’s just the way things have fallen out during the last few years. I hadn’t done theater since I was a teenager, so for me to have been able to do first the Hampstead and now the Donmar feels like a real privilege. Both these theaters are very intimate spaces, which means that we can really focus on the language. There are no big set changes: it’s just the three of us [Cooke and co-stars Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan] up there.What did you think when you were offered Knives in Hens?When I first read it, I have to admit, “I’m not sure I get this; I don’t really know what it is.” But the play began to have a sort of mysterious hold over me, and I do think I get it now. I can’t believe it was written in 1995 because it seems like it’s from another era—like a Greek tragedy or whatever. On the surface, the dialogue can seem pedestrian and simple, but there’s so much going on beneath the surface.What do you make of your character’s name: Pony William?I just say William! Pony William is a nickname and is what he’s known as by certain people in the village, but it’s not something that would ever be said to his face. When I talk about him, it’s William.What do you think of the process of making theater, after a decade or more working on screen?Having four weeks or more to spend exploring language and text and each other in a rehearsal room—just the three of you and a director—is pretty alien compared to working in TV. In so much of the television work I’ve done, they just rehearse on set; it’s a visual process, whereas theater is very much an actor’s medium.Did theater even seem a possibility when you were starting out?I started acting when I was nine years old and also I didn’t go to drama school, so if you start as a child and you don’t properly train, it can be very hard to get in the door of theater. There’s still a bit of a prejudice against people who haven’t done theater and who haven’t trained on top of that. But, you know, it works both ways: there are a lot of theater actors who can’t get a foot in the door of TV and film. The way I see it, if you’re a good actor, you’re a good actor, and you can be good in both [mediums].Are you getting the theater bug?Definitely! I don’t understand people who don’t want to do theater unless they have left it so long that they can’t out of fear. I’m 30 next month and thought to myself, “F**king hell, I should be doing a play!” I’ve always known this was something I wanted as part of my career.How did you start acting at such a young age?My mum was just looking for that extracurricular thing for me and my brother to do, and my aunt had heard about this amateur dramatics place called Stage 84 [in Yorkshire] that did performing arts and speech and drama. We started doing productions with the school, and the lady that ran it sent us to auditions for TV and film—mainly things that were shot locally in Yorkshire, like soaps or whatever. So I got TV at an early age and thought then that I don’t want to do anything else. I had a kids’ TV show when I was 11.Were you a child star?If you have a kids’ show age 11 in America, all of a sudden you have 100 million followers, but I don’t think it’s quite like that in England. My first proper job when I was nine or 10 was a Birds Eye beef burger commercial, which is one of my all-time favorite things.Did you get paid in burgers?Yeah, exactly! The poor lad I did the advert with ended up eating like 70 burgers during the commercials—we were all put off by watching him.Do you ever feel a permanent pull toward L.A. given the amount of work you have done Stateside?I do go out a few times a year, and I have a lot of friends there. But I don’t think it’s somewhere at the moment that I would like to relocate to permanently. I’ve been in London now 10 years and just love it; I think it’s the best city in the world. And the beauty of the internet and self-taping and Skype is that you don’t have to based in one specific place these days: I can have as good a chance at a part in L.A. as the people who live there.Do you feel you’re in a pretty good place for yourself as you approach 30?Yeah, I guess so. I’ve had leaps of progress and moments of stagnation and other moments of fulfillment. My agents, particularly in America, have always told me that things will start to change for me in a positive way when I get into my 30s and 40s, so I’ve not got any issues with getting older. Let’s just see what life brings!last_img read more

FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80

first_img FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80 FBBE Chair Kuvin dies at 80 Lawrence P. Kuvin, chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, died April 13 in Ft. Lauderdale. He was 80. When Kuvin, a mediator with Florida Mediation Group and former partner with Kuvin & Stettin in Ft. Lauderdale, assumed leadership of the FBBE in November 2013 he said he hoped to reenergize the board by encouraging more lawyers to seek involvement with the bar examiners and that he got involved in FBBE work to “give back for all the good years they gave me as a lawyer.” He had been a member of the FBBE since 2009.“Larry Kuvin was one of the hardest working, most decent people that I have ever known,” said Supreme Court Justice Fred Lewis, a former partner of Kuvin. “He served as a role model for all the lawyers who followed him.”Kuvin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of Miami Law School. A member of The Florida Bar since 1958, Kuvin was a member of the Dade County and Broward County Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Lawyers.Kuvin also was a member of the Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel and served as chair of The Florida Bar’s Ad hoc Committee for Legal Malpractice Insurance.While Kuvin was at UM, his uncle, Herbert Kuvin, was a law professor. He began his career in Miami and was one of the first Jewish insurance defense attorneys practicing in South Florida.Kuvin had five children, three of whom are members of The Florida Bar: Lowell J. Kuvin in Miami, Spencer T. Kuvin in West Palm Beach, and Grant A. Kuvin in Orlando. He is also survived by his wife, Kristina Kuvin; daughter, Beth K. Jones; and another son, Kyle L. Kuvin. The family asks that contributions be made in Kuvin’s name to the American Lung Association.center_img May 1, 2014 Regular Newslast_img read more

Minnesota wins Friday, ties Saturday in meeting with Ohio State

first_imgMinnesota wins Friday, ties Saturday in meeting with Ohio StateSophomore goalie Emma May earned her first two college starts in the series.Joe SulikGophers defenseman Sydney Baldwin maneuvers the puck toward the net at Ridder Arena where Minnesota defeated Yale on Friday night. Tommy SlettenJanuary 23, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota was looking for redemption on home ice over the weekend after a sweep at Duluth, and was faced with two back-and-forth match-ups against Ohio State.The Gophers (17-5-3, 13-4-3 WCHA) defeated the Buckeyes (11-12-3, 5-12-3 WCHA) 2-1 Friday and played a 1-1 tie on Saturday.“I thought the passion level, the [competition], the things that we’re looking for, and our team is known for, they did for 60 minutes,” head coach Brad Frost said Friday. “After 40 minutes, we were down one, and I just wanted our players to keep playing the way that they were and have faith and maybe a puck would go in.”No. 4 Minnesota fell behind 1-0 late in the second period Friday, but found the spark they were looking for midway through the third in junior forward Caitlin Reilly.Reilly ripped home a goal that erupted Ridder Arena and equalized the score at 1-1.Only minutes later, junior forward Kelly Pannek scored to give Minnesota a late lead, and the eventual 2-1 final.The game marked the return of Minnesota alumna and former assistant coach Nadine Muzerall, who is currently the head coach for Ohio State.Ohio State returned to Ridder Arena Saturday looking for a comeback. The scoring started off in the second period, when junior defenseman Sydney Baldwin scored goal number one in the first period, a laser from the blue line and her second of the season.Sophomore forward Sarah Potomak was credited with the assist on the play, her 23rd of the year.“It was awesome that one of them finally went in and we got rewarded,” Baldwin said. “It was a big turning point in the game for us, and we’ve been working so hard to get one goal, that is was awesome to see it go in.” But just minutes into the third period, Ohio State evened the score.Both teams were unable to break through in the rest of regulation or overtime for a tie, but a shootout ensued for the extra point in conference standings.Both Minnesota and Ohio State scored in the first round. Senior captain Lee Stecklein led the charge for the Gophers.However, neither team was able to net another, until Ohio State won the shootout in the 7th round.The true story of the series was the impressive play from sophomore goaltender Emma May.May, in her first career starts for Minnesota, kept the Ohio State forwards at bay all series.“Our goaltending has been a little inconsistent,” Frost said. “Emma is somebody who has worked her butt off over the last year and a half … I thought the team played really well in front of her, too. She should be really proud of how she played this weekend.”The Cretin-Derham Hall graduate and Eagan, Minnesota native had seven saves in the first game, and made 25 in the second, including two one-on-one opportunities stopped in their tracks.May solidified herself as a potential starter in this series, providing the consistency the team has been needing between the pipes.“We were really proud of her,” Reilly said. “She deserves it. Since we’ve been back from winter break, she’s been doing awesome in practice. We did everything we could to make sure we played well in the d-zone, and she did awesome … It was fun to see that.”last_img read more

What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement

first_imgCNBC:In the race to retirement a surprising number of Americans are getting to the finish line and realizing they haven’t saved enough. What’s more surprising is the number of people who have saved ZERO.One in four Baby Boomers have saved nothing for retirement and when you include their younger counterparts the number is even more startling: 34 percent of all adults have no retirement savings, according to a recent poll from Harris Interactive.Read the whole story: CNBC More of our Members in the Media >last_img

BOC’s cryogenic gases help provide shark bait

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Prospector Offshore Completes Sale of Jack-Up Rig to Seadrill

first_imgProspector Offshore Drilling S.A. has completed the previously announced sale of an under-construction jack-up rig.Reference is made to the Company’s announcement on 15 November 2013, regarding the agreement with Seadrill Jack-up Holding Ltd., a subsidiary of Seadrill Limited, for the sale and purchase of 100% of the shares and certain intercompany obligations of Prospector Rig 3 Owning Company S.à r.l., the subsidiary that is party to a rig construction contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (“DSIC-Offshore”) the builder of the jack-up drilling rig with Hull No. JU2000E-11 (the “Rig 3 Transaction”).The Rig 3 Transaction has now been completed in accordance with the provisions of the respective sale and purchase agreement. The Company’s aggregate net proceeds from the Rig 3 Transactionare approximately USD 52 million and the Company will recognize an aggregate net gain of approximately USD 28 million based on the first instalment of USD 19.9 million for the shipyard contract with DSIC-Offshore, project management costs, broker commissions, taxes and professional fees.Seadrill will pay a total purchase price of US$235 million for the rig.The Prospector 3 is scheduled to be delivered from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China during the first quarter of 2014. The new unit is based on the F&G JU2000E design, with water depth capacity of 400ft and drilling depth of 35,000ft.The lack of premium jack-up newbuild activity over the last decade is beginning to be felt and demand is currently exceeding available supply. The tightness in the market is leading many customers to contract these units for significantly longer terms than previously experienced for this asset class.[mappress]November 28, 2013last_img read more