Particle has been a staple of the livetronica scene for years, serving as a major player in developing the livetronica scene as we know it today. The Los Angeles-born band composed of Steve Molitz, Clay Parnell, Kito Bovenschulte, and Michael Daum had big news for fans recently, announcing the group’s first new studio album in 14 years, Accelerator, due out September 21st. Particle will also be hitting the road this fall, detailing an extended fall tour to promote the new studio effort.Per a press release, Particle’s new album will feature nine new, original tunes “packed with powerhouse performances and adventurous songwriting that is sure to excite both longtime fans and newcomers alike.” Accelerator will serve as the follow-up to 2004’s Launchpad, with the group’s only other album released between 2004 and today being the group’s Live At Wanee Festival 2012, which was released via MunckMix.Particle has just released a new single, “All Night”, ahead of Accelerator‘s official release on Friday. Listen to the track below:Particle – “All Night”As for Particle’s recently announced fall tour, the dance party kicks off with a three-night New England run, with stops in Burlington, VT (featuring support from Broccoli Samurai); Greenfield, MA; and Starks, ME from October 4th through 6th. From there, the band heads to Baltimore on October 8th, continuing down the East Coast with a stop in Carrboro, North Carolina on the 9th ahead of a four-night Florida run—including two nights at Key West’s Green Parrot—from October 12th and 13th. Particle will work its way north from Florida, moving through Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Chicago, Minneapolis, Menasha, and Detroit from October 16th to 21st. After a day’s break, Particle closes out their fall tour with four nights supported by lespecial, rolling through Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Asbury Park, New Jersey ahead of their triumphant headlining set at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on October 27th.For ticketing for the band’s fall tour or for more information, head to the band’s website here. Particle Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesOct 4: Burlington, VT – Nectar’s*Oct 5: Greenfield, MA – Hawks and Reed Performing Arts CenterOct 6: Starks, ME – Harvest BallOct 8: Baltimore, MD – OttobarOct 9: Carrboro, NC – The Cat’s CradleOct 11: Dunedin, FL – Dunedin BreweryOct 12: Key West, FL – Green ParrotOct 13: Key West, FL – Green ParrotOct 14: Boca Raton, FL – Funky BiscuitOct 16: Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s BohemiaOct 17: Indianapolis, IN – MousetrapOct 18: Chicago, IL – Martyr’sOct 19: Minneapolis, MN – The CaboozeOct 20: Menasha, WI – The Source Public HouseOct 21: Detroit, MI – El ClubOct 23: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre**Oct 24: Washington, DC – Gypsy Sally’s**Oct 25: Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry**Oct 26: Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar**Oct 27: New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*Broccoli Samurai Supports **Lespecial SupportsView All Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]
Statement from Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Decision Regarding Certification of Vermont State HospitalWe all know that Vermont State Hospital has faced its share of challenges in the past few years as the State, legislators, advocates, mental health clients and other stakeholders have worked to rethink, reform and revitalize Vermont’s system of mental health care to best serve our state’s most severely mentally ill.The good news is we have made significant progress in our concerted efforts to improve care, treatment and recovery services at VSH. This spring, we were pleased to report that VSH was found to be compliant with several key provisions of an agreement made in 2006 between the US Department of Justice and the State, including marked improvements in protection of patients from harm, the quality improvement of patient care, the environmental conditions and building safety of the hospital, and mental health assessments.Just last month, VSH was extremely pleased to receive The Joint Commission’s coveted Gold Seal of Approval for demonstrating compliance with the Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization which accredits and certifies more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to certain performance standards.Today, I would like to share with you some news regarding an initial certification survey of Vermont State Hospital (VSH) by CMS-contracted nurse surveyor staff from the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living’s Division of Licensing and Protection, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Boston Regional Office.The surveyors reported that VSH was out of compliance with certain standards related primarily to three CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals, regarding Patient Rights, Medical Record Services, and Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement. Based on the findings of this survey, which took place September 15-18, the surveyors have recommended that CMS not certify VSH at this time. As a result of these findings, today CMS has denied VSH’s request for participation in the Medicare program.Needless to say, this is very disappointing news, in light of the tremendous progress that VSH has made in recent months to consistently, comprehensively and compassionately improve the hospital’s system of care for Vermont’s most acutely mentally ill.We welcome the opportunity these findings present as we continue to improve the hospital’s services for our clients. We do, however, have significant disagreement with some of the findings, and will be engaging in the formal process of reconsideration as defined in federal regulation regarding CMS decisions. Meanwhile, we will continue to make improvements in our policies and the physical plant as deemed necessary and appropriate as a result of our understanding of this review.We have made significant progress over the last few years at VSH. This CMS survey represents a final hurdle which we have every confidence that we will overcome, and we remain committed to ensuring that Vermonters with severe mental illness receive the highest quality care, treatment and recovery services.#####
Official Notices: JNCs May 15, 2002 Regular News Supreme Court JNC now accepting applicationsThe Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Major B. Harding effective August 31.According to the state constitution, each of the five appellate districts must have at least one Supreme Court justice who is a resident of the district at the time of his/her original appointment. Based on the court’s present composition, Justice Harding’s seat will be an at-large vacancy.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar for the preceding 10 years and a registered voter. Applications may be obtained from The Florida Bar’s Web site by clicking here, or by calling JNC Chair Andrew Grigsby at (305) 358-7747.Eleven copies of the completed application, with attachments, must be returned to Grigsby at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800, Miami 33131, no later than 5 p.m. May 17.On May 23 the JNC will meet from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Florida Bar’s Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel office in Suite C-49 to conduct a brief organizational and planning session, followed by a closed deliberation session to select applicants for interview.On June 5, (6 and 7, if necessary) the JNC will again meet at the Bar’s Tampa office to conduct applicant interviews, followed by closed deliberations to select nominees. An interview schedule will be released as soon as it is prepared. Those currently serving on the JNC are: Grigsby; John E. Fisher, vice chair, Orlando; Olga M. Calvet, Lake Buena Vista; Dean C. Colson, Coral Gables; Philip Freidin, Miami; Tina M. Matte, Ft. Myers; Joseph P. Milton, Jacksonville; Kevin R. Neal, Tallahassee; and Mary Kleyla Phillips, Jacksonville. 13th JNC to fill Hillsborough seatThe 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a Hillsborough County judge position.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, a registered voter, and reside in Hillsborough County.Applications can be picked up from the office of Jeanne T. Tate, JNC chair, 418 W. Platt Street, Tampa 33606, anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.An original plus nine copies of the completed application must be returned to Tate no later than 5 p.m. on May 31.
Eggnog and sugar cookies. Bing Crosby and Burl Ives. Sledding and shopping. Although most of us (nine in 10 of Americans, according to a 2016 Consumer Reports poll) look forward to the holiday season, they’re also a major source of stress for many people as well, with concerns like finances, family tension and jam-packed schedules on people’s minds just as much as glad tidings of joy.In fact, a 2015 poll by Virgin Pulse found that 70 percent of employees say they are significantly more stressed during the holidays than the rest of the year.No one wants to be a Grinch, but the holiday season can be a time of frustration for many employers as they see their productivity take a hit around the same time each year. All that holiday stress your staff is about to start feeling can compound and turn into a real employee engagement (and productivity) problem for your business as employees are consumed with holiday happenings. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Whether it’s a big plate of chicken, veal or eggplant parmesan, or a hefty bowl of penne, rigatoni or spaghetti, Long Islanders love their Italian cuisine. But what is the best Italian Restaurant on Long Island?Long Islanders voted The Gallery Four Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant the Best Italian Restaurant on Long Island in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest!Originally founded in 1979, The Gallery Four Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in Lynbrook has been serving up the best Italian food to Long Islanders for years, and when you sit down for a meal, you’ll understand why. From chicken parmigiana to shrimp scampi, their menu is full of classic Italian restaurant staples at reasonable prices. You can start off your meal with authentic Italian appetizers (or antipasti) that will hold you over until the meal arrives. The pizza at The Gallery Four Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is made with classic ingredients that will satisfy any pizza fan. Stop by today and grab a slice, or pick up a meal to go!The Gallery Four Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant is located at 93 Broadway in Lynbrook. It can be reached at 516-593-2539 or facebook.com/galleryfourrestaurantTo find all the other 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Vote for your favorite businesses and people in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island program Oct. 1 through Dec. 15.Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.
Since 2015 (the first data refer to 2014), the Central Bureau of Statistics has been publishing a statistical survey (sample-based estimate) Tourist activity of the population of the Republic of Croatia, and it presents data at the level of the entire year. From the results of such research, it is possible to see the tourist preferences of the Croatian population because the data show the motives of travel (for example, visiting relatives and friends, vacation), but also the reasons for not going on private multi-day trips. Such data, among other things, can serve as a basis for developing a business strategy for entrepreneurs engaged in tourism. Also, in 2018, there were 1,69 million people on at least one private multi-day trip (2017 million in 1,56), or 46,5% of the Croatian population (2017% in 43,1) aged 15 or more years. The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip were a vacation at sea (31,2%), a visit to relatives and friends (30,6%) and sightseeing, excursions, culture and entertainment (13,7%). Namely, although domestic tourists in commercial accommodation facilities make up only about 7% of the total overnight stays throughout the year, in some months this number is significantly higher. Thus, domestic tourists in commercial accommodation facilities in January realize about 40% of total overnight stays, and in February, November and December about a third of total overnight stays. Precisely in the mentioned months, there is a weak utilization of tourist capacities, and increasing the volume of tourist traffic in those months would reduce the pronounced seasonality of Croatian tourism. Increasing the volume of tourist traffic in the weakest months can be achieved by attracting those residents of Croatia who go on trips only abroad. Namely, according to the CBS survey in 2018, published today, about 17% of the total population of Croatia (age groups 15 and older) who were on private multi-day trips, traveled only abroad (294 people) . This means that there is a significant segment of the Croatian population that spends its financial resources only abroad. The largest number of trips abroad was to Bosnia and Herzegovina (358%), Germany (21,7%) and Slovenia (13,3%). Source: Croatian Chamber of Commerce
Mary D. Halcomb, age 52, of Rising Sun, Indiana, entered this life on June 10, 1965, the daughter of, Willard and Wilma (Hampton) Halcomb. She was raised in Carlisle, Ohio and was a 1983 graduate of the Carlisle High School. Mary was a former Manager in the Meat Department for Wal-Mart in Aurora, Indiana, for several years and a lead cashier for Wal-Mart in Ohio. She resided in the Rising Sun community for the past three years with her sister, Kay Thies. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, cards, computer games, camping and going to the creek. Mary passed away at 11:50 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Mary will be missed by her sons, Michael Halcomb and his wife: Michelle of Middletown, OH and Daniel Halcomb of Red Lion, OH; her 5-grandchildren; her mother, Wilma (Hampton) Halcomb of Carlisle, OH; her sisters, Kay Thies of Rising Sun, IN, Grace Sparkman of Germantown, OH and Henrietta Harrell of Carlisle, OH.She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Halcomb.Private Family Services.Memorial contributions may be made to Mary D. Halcomb Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Batesville, IN—City of Batesville Officials are reporting that Duke Energy will have contractors in the area over the next 6 weeks. Duke Energy contracted PrecisionHawk to perform field equipment validation and verification services to identify any needed equipment upgrades in Batesville and surrounding area.The contractors will be traveling by foot and vehicle throughout the Batesville area as well as using a drone. They will be working on public streets and possibly any customer property with Duke Energy equipment. Contractors will have identification on them and will be in a grey Chevrolet SUV with Virginia license plates. If you have questions you may call Duke Energy Customer Service at 1-800-521-2232
Persistent rain saw conditions officially changed to ‘soft’ ahead of the Betfred Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield, leading to the withdrawal of likely favourite Greatwood and leaving the way clear for yet another Aidan O’Brien winner of a Classic trial this week in Nevis. Like Ruler Of The World and Magician at Chester, Ryan Moore did the steering and he soon had the son of Dansili at the head of affairs. Negotiating the downhill turn with what looked like real aplomb, Moore always had matters firmly in control and the 4-9 favourite readily asserted from three furlongs out, slamming Elidor by nine lengths. Kevin Buckley, Coolmore’s UK representative, said of the winner: “The ground changing wasn’t ideal, but he had travelled a long way and there was no point not running. He handled it OK, and he won decisively. “It will be up to Aidan what he does once he has seen the rest of the trials.” Luca Cumani said of Greatwood: “We didn’t run because of the ground and he will either go for the Dante and then the Derby, or the old Predominate at Goodwood then miss the Derby and go to Royal Ascot.” Press Association
Israel was referring to last week’s 25-15 vote in Tallahassee, in which the State Senate voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to remove Israel from office. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says his removal from office was purely political.He tells a local reporter, “It was a political sham. They dealt from the bottom of the deck. We had no chance of ever prevailing.” DeSantis suspended Israel last January, claiming that Israel’s incompetence resulted in his deputies’ poor performance in responding to last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Israel maintains that he was removed only because DeSantis is a Republican and Israel is a Democrat.He provided examples of other mass shootings around the country as proof of his explanation. He says, “No sheriff, no elected official, no police chief has been suspended. Just me.”Israel also referred to many of his deputies as “brave” and “heroes” in their response to the shooting. He adds, “We had one deputy that didn’t go in, referring to Deputy Scot Peterson. “It wasn’t a training issue. It wasn’t a policy issue. It was a fear issue.”The former sheriff says he will run again for that position in 2020, and that he believes the voters still want him as their sheriff.“They understand this election was stolen from them, that the 2016 election for sheriff was wiped out,” Israel says of voters. “The sheriff of any county in America is not the sheriff of one group of people or one city or one town or one area. You’re the sheriff of everyone in the county. As I’ve said all along, the only one responsible for taking lives that day was the evil killer,” referring to accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.850 WFTL’s Karen Curtis will soon interview Scott Israel, as well as his replacement and campaign rival, Gregory Tony.