Public feedback session set for South Bend animal ordinance changes

first_imgIndianaLocalNews (“Mop dog” by Dan Phiffer, CC BY 2.0) The South Bend Animal Resource Center will host a meeting to receive public feedback on proposed changes to Chapter 5 of the South Bend Municipal Code, which covers Animal Welfare.The meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the main conference room of the O’Brien Community Center.Feedback at the meeting will be focused on proposed changes to the city’s animal ordinance that cover general provisions, animal care regulations, and special requirements governing dogs, cats, ferrets, fowl, livestock and honey bee keeping.To read the draft ordinance, visit and click on Ordinances and Reporting. Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – February 28, 2020 0 330 Previous articleSenate rejects another Whitmer appointee to hunting panelNext articleNo injuries after late night Mishawaka fire Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Public feedback session set for South Bend animal ordinance changes Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Vulfpeck Shares New Single Featuring Vocalist Charles Jones [Video/Stream]

first_imgIn the wake of their announcement of their seventh studio album, Mr. Finish Line, last month, Ann Arbor-bred low-volume funk crusaders Vulfpeck have released another brand new single, with a new video to accompany it. “Baby I Don’t Know Oh Oh” is a methodically soulful ballad sung by featured guest pianist/vocalist Charles Jones, another instantly catchy addition to the band’s ever-growing repertoire. The song’s plodding melody begins simply, with a minimal, staccato piano part and punching rhythm, and sees the band members gradually add embellishing fragments of groove. As the instrumental embellishments swell, so do Jones’ vocals. By the song’s end, it’s no longer a meticulous crawl, but rather a soulful singalong, with Charles peppering in theatrical falsetto vocal leads perfectly mirrored by infectious guitar and sax runs.You can listen to “Baby I Don’t Know Oh Oh” by Vulfpeck featuring vocalist Charles Jones from their upcoming album, Mr. Finish Line, below:Watch the official music video for “Baby I Don’t Know Oh Oh” below:The excellent new track marks the second to be released by the band since the announcement of Mr. Finish Line, following the cover of Mocky‘s “Birds of a Feather, We Rock Together” sung by Antwaun Stanley that they released a few weeks back. The band hasn’t indicated whether the singles will be included on the upcoming album. In the past, they have released several covers and singles that have not made it onto official LPs.Vulfpeck Shares First Track, New Music Video Featuring Antwaun StanleyAccording to the video the band released along with the album’s announcement, Mr. Finish Line will feature “10 Indi Bangers from the band that recorded Newsbeat,” a nod to their 2014 Fugue State tune. The album will feature a long list of contributors, including Stanley, Jones, Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik (who bandleader Jack Stratton recently revealed will be taking lead vocals for his first Vulf tune) and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong. These talented players will, as always augment the core Vulfpeck quartet (comprised of Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, and Theo Katzman).You can watch the announcement trailer below for Mr. Finish Line below, and pre-order your own copy here.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Ring in the New Year With Nathan Lane & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. New Year With Nathan LaneTony winner and devoted dog owner Nathan Lane will join this year’s edition of the New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. Penned by Broadway stalwarts Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), each animal portrayed by Lane will be a New York archetype. Conducted by music director Alan Gilbert, the performance is also set to feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic’s Artist-in-Association and Makoto Ozone. If you can’t get to New York, never fear, the concert will be telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations, so you can enjoy the hilarious Lane from the comfort of your own couch!Tickets on Sale for Washer/DryerTickets are now available for a new off-Broadway comedy about a recently eloped young couple who haven’t been entirely truthful with each other…Penned by Nandita Shendoy and directed by Benjamin Kamine, Washer/Dryer will begin performances at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre on January 26, 2016. Starring Shendoy and Johnny Wu, the limited engagement is scheduled to officially open on February 2 and play through February 21.Adam Pascal, Telly Leung & More Team UpAdam Pascal, Allegiance’s Telly Leung, Beautiful’s Jarrod Spector and Eden Espinosa have boarded the already start-studded lineup for Inspirational Broadway. As previously reported, Billy Porter and more will perform at the concert at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15. The evening will help benefit the Broadway Inspirational Voices outreach program. Sounds like an event not to be missed!Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Tap John Arthur GreeneHe’s the one that Main Stem duo Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody want! Broadway alum John Arthur Greene (Matilda) and more have boarded the couple’s upcoming production of Grease. Scheduled to play Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts February 9, 2016 through February 14, Greene is set to take on the role of Danny Zuko; Wicked vet Emily Behny will play Sandy. How many air miles do we need to get to North Carolina? View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016 Washer/Dryer Star Files Nathan Lanelast_img read more

3 helpful workplace distractions

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Every office is different. Some are super relaxed and some are very intense. In every office, there are distractions. But are these always bad? I dare say that some distractions can actually be good for a more relaxed culture. Here are three distractions that may not be as harmful as they once seemed…Smart devices: At one point, cell phones were really frowned upon in the workplace. But these days, with access to mobile apps, your employees are actually more connected to their job when they have their phone in their hand. If an employee leaves their desk for a few minutes, they can still stay connected to their email inbox. If you send a message to a colleague through a collaborative app like Slack or Workplace, they can stay within reach even if they’re away on a coffee run.Water cooler convos: You don’t want your employees spending half their day engaged in gossip, but a casual conversation at the water cooler can help your team engage each other and build stronger workplace relationships. While the convo might start off focusing on weekend plans, it’s probably just as likely to turn its focus to things happening in the workplace. Stronger work relationships can lead to better collaboration and cooperation.Ping-pong and pets: Not all offices are pet friendly, and not all offices have space for a ping-pong table. The point here is that your office can find something that will bring your employees joy. A happy workplace is a stress-free workplace and that’s great for morale and productivity.last_img read more

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship, `World Cup’ of local football, says Shepherd

first_imgSPARTA Boss talisman Sheldon Shepherd declared that the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship, is the ‘World Cup’ of local football, especially for the community teams.This was revealed via an official press release from tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions.Shepherd, who plies his trade for the North East La Penitence-based outfit said, “This is the biggest tournament; this is like the World Cup, and everyone wants to win this tournament.“Once you have not won this tournament we don’t count you as a team. This is thetournament that everyone is waiting for. This is our World Cup because everyone focusses on the Guinness. If you have not won a Guinness you can’t brag to anyone. Win a Guinness then we can talk about any other tournament.”In the 10 years of the event’s existence, Sparta Boss hold the distinction and title of being the most successful team. They possess two Georgetown titles and three National Championships.Asked about his confidence in securing another title, Shepherd said, “We are going to take it one step at a time; this thing is about steps before we meet the final. Sparta is best in Georgetown, and we are going to use Georgetown to show this.”He further stated that expectation for the team is always high due to their enviable record. “We know about going to the final and semi-final since we won our first Guinness. We are always in the top because this is normal for us.”Questioned about the status of the team’s preparation, he said, “We have not been training as much but everybody doing his own personal work and organising himself This is how we do do it and it shows we are the best because the other teams train and we still win. We know what we have to do and how to play.”The competition is scheduled to be launched today at the Thirst Park venue ahead of its first playing date on July 12 at the National Cultural Centre tarmac. The other playing nights are July 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and August 3.Matches will be staged at the National Cultural Centre tarmac, Burnham Court and National Racquet Centre. The first two nights will be elimination matches.This will be followed by the group stage on the following three nights. The top two finishers from each group will progress to the quarterfinal and subsequent semi-final round on the penultimate day.The final will subsequently follow. Meanwhile, the Guinness Plate Championship will feature the eight teams who fail to progress from the group stage.The overall winners will automatically seal their place in the National Championship in August.To date Beacons (Bartica champions), Melanie-B (East Coast Demerara winners), Brothers United (West Demerara/East Bank Demerara winners), Trafalgar (Berbice champions) and High Rollers (Linden champions) are the teams to have secured automatic berths to the national championship.Fixtures for the Elimination matches:Friday (July 12) – National Cultural Centre tarmac(1) Trap Squad vs LA Ballers(2) Upsetters vs Albouystown-A(3) North Ruimveldt vs John Street(4) California Square vs Alexander Village(5) North East La Penitence vs Stabroek Ballers(6) Norton Street vs Back Circle(7) Sparta Boss vs Judgment Yard(8) Gold is Money vs Globe YardSaturday (July 13) – Burnham Court Tarmac(1) Rising Stars vs Good-over-Evil(2) Ol-Skool Ballers vs Sophia(3) Albouystown-B vs Berlin(4) Kingston vs Broad Street(5) Bent Street vs Charlotte Street(6) Future Stars vs Sophia United(7) Leopold Street vs Pike Street(8) Queen St Tiger Bay vs Smyth Streetlast_img read more