The Fearless Flyers Release Final Studio Video From Debut EP [Watch]

first_imgBack in March, Vulf Records released a six-track EP under a new moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band—comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri—has now released all six music video-supported tracks from the self-titled EP. You can purchase/download the full record here.Following the official releases of “Aces of Aces”, “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, “Barbara“, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered“, “Bicentennial“, Vulf Records has shared the studio video for “Introducing the Fearless Flyers”, the EP’s third tune. “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days.Watch “The Seal Team 6 of funk” go in for studio duty on “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” below:The Fearless Flyers – “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” [Official Video][Video: Vulf]The new-ish project—which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—is seemingly a “2.0” version of the original Vulfpeck lineup. Basically, any musical group under the Vulf Records umbrella will resonate with fans of Vulfpeck, as the brain and tools behind the music will all come from the same place. The Vulf Compressor, indeed, continues its legacy.The full record is available on Bandcamp and features all sorts of musical nuggets. A sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” appears on the EP, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song. There’s also a “kids” version of The Little Mermaid‘s “Under The Sea”, while “Bicentennial” is a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s Mr. Finish Line track, “Grandma”. You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: lespecial’s Luke Bemand Talks New Music, Never-Ending Touring, Returning To Their Home Turf

first_imglespecial is one of a handful of bands from the Northeast beginning to make some serious noise on the touring circuit. Formed in Connecticut, the power trio has been hitting the road relentlessly over the past few years. Blending a foundation of progressive rock with what they describe as “future groove” and “death funk,” the band has carved out a sound that is highly original. Not only are they highly respected by their fans, but they’re also highly respected by their peers.As they get ready to embark on their 2019 spring tour, Live For Live Music sat down with bassist Luke Bemand to talk about the upcoming shows, the band’s history, and what fans can expect when they go see lespecial live in concert:Live For Live Music: lespecial is getting ready to embark on their spring tour, titled Season of The Vampire Jackalope. You’re kicking it off with back-to-back dates at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT on March 22nd and The Mercury Lounge in NYC on March 23rd. How well do you know these rooms?Luke Bemand: Season of The Vampire Jackalope baby! Rolls right off the tongue. Those will both be great kickoff shows for the tour. It’s always fun playing in our home state of CT, and The Acoustic is usually pretty rowdy. We played at BRYAC for a couple years and then, when it started to get really packed, we moved down the street to The Acoustic. But make no mistake, we still get lobster rolls at BRYAC before the show. As for 3/23, we usually play in Brooklyn when we’re in NYC, and we’ve had some amazing “lespectacles” there, but we wanted to shake things up a bit this time so we’re going to Mercury Lounge. We’ve never played there before, but our old stomping ground was Sullivan Hall—and before that, when it was Lion’s Den—so we’re excited to bring it back to Manhattan. I was born in the East Village, so I love getting back there.L4LM: The Northeast is home for lespecial and you guys have cultivated a solid fan base in the region. What makes some of these cities and venues special to you?LB: In the winter, we were mostly in the Southeast, with a few shows in Colorado earlier on, so it’s always nice to get back to our home turf in the Spring and play places like NYC, Boston, New Haven, Bridgeport, etc. We get to stretch a bit more, show people the new music we’ve been working on, and get extra weird because our fans there expect it. When you really stretch on something, say some freeform swing, certain people in say, Jupiter, FL, look at you weird. Not that that’s anything new for us.L4LM: How long have you been doing regional tours like this?LB: We’ve been playing together since we were kids and started hitting the road in 2011, but we really ramped up our touring over the past three to four years. We break them up by seasons, but it’s really just kind of perpetual, maybe a couple weeks off here and there. We have a joke, “how’s tour?”, we ask each other because it’s kind of never-ending. We love to joke around.L4LM: Have the crowds steadily gotten bigger over the years, or can you remember a time and place stand out as a turning point?LB: We blew up after the cheen memes. No, not really, it’s been more of a steady growth. We’ve been putting in leg work getting to new cities the past couple years, so it’s kind of staggered depending on where we are in the country. And there are a whole lot of places we haven’t been yet, so unless we really hit it big with that next new meme, we’ll keep trying to get to new places in the country and hopefully beyond in the near future.L4LM: You’ve obviously seen a lot of bands come and go over the years. How does it feel to play a few shows alongside bands like Twiddle and Papadosio that have continued to flourish over the years?LB: It’s great! We have a lot of respect for both of those bands. To achieve the kind of success they have, and continue to, by staying true to their own music and vision is super inspiring to me. We definitely hear about more bands on hiatus or breaking up in the “scene” than ever these days. And to musicians, it is very understandable. It takes a certain kind of magic, or some unseen universal force tugging you along, to be able to continue a band. Those shows will be a lot of fun, we’re looking forward to some unique sit-ins and collabs. And to get Billy [Brouse] from Papadosio his keyboard stands back. He lent them to us in Asheville and we’ve had ‘em for a while. Very sturdy.L4LM: Your band has been playing shows and touring non-stop over the past few years. What makes this tour stand out to you? Why should fans be excited to come out this time around?A: We’re constantly working on new music. While we’re playing on the road, and then in our time off, we’ve been getting together and writing and recording. People know that the best place for them to hear what we’ve been working on, what the next sound that we do is going to be, is at a live show. We feel we’re making our best music yet. We’re excited about it, so I think that’s reason enough for the fans to be also.Check out theposter below for a list of upcoming lespecial tour dates. For more information and ticketing details, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

first_imgTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against criminal gangs that have used that network for years to install ransomware for extortion schemes and to steal data and money.. Separately, the FBI announced the arrest of a Canadian as part of a bid to disrupt a ransomware that has targeted the health care sector, seizing nearly a half million dollars in cryptocurrency. The Emotet botnet taken down in the multinational operation has served as a primary door-opener for cybercriminals since 2014.last_img

Court revisits legal intern rule

first_img Court revisits legal intern rule November 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Proposal calls for greater scrutiny of applicants Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Proposed amendments to Florida’s certified legal intern program are drawing opposition from public defenders, state attorneys, law schools, and legal aid agencies.The Supreme Court is taking comments on the proposed changes to Chapter 11 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, which governs the intern program.The Supreme Court had asked the Bar to look into the intern program after some interns, including those working in state attorney and public defender offices, turned out to have criminal records.Earlier this year, the Bar Board of Governors approved a letter to the court recommended by a committee. Acting on that letter, the court promulgated rule changes for Chapter 11 and asked for comments by September 30.Those amendments include that interns be screened before hiring by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, interns apply to join the Bar, and that an intern be decertified if he or she failed a portion of the bar exam. Currently, interns may remain certified for 12 months after graduation from law school, which gives them two chances to pass the exam while maintaining their employment.The court received dozens of comments, most apparently opposed to the rules changes and many from assistant state attorneys from the 11th Circuit.The resistance was not unexpected. Bar Board of Governors member Carl Schwait warned at a recent board meeting that there was opposition to the rule amendments, including from law schools.“Law schools are concerned, as are state attorneys and public defenders,” he told the board. “In the past, they were doing their own background checks.”At a recent meeting of the Criminal Law Section Executive Council, members also discussed the amendments. Section Chair Phyllis Kotey, like Schwait, noted that state attorneys, public defenders, and law schools were opposing the changes.In comments filed with the court, the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association said the new rules would severely harm the certified legal intern program.Although the FBBE offers a substantial discount for first year law students who register and begin their background checks, many students wait, the association said. Those include students who don’t realize they are interested in criminal law and an internship until late in law school. The rule change could make them ineligible, the association argued.It also said that ending internships for those who fail part of the bar exam would be unfair. It would deprive the interns of an income and it would deprive state attorneys and public defenders of a valuable source of future attorneys, the FPAA said.“The FPAA understands that there are also some concerns that other applicants who fail the bar exam are not allowed to practice in court as post-graduate CLIs are able to do,” the association argued. “However, we would submit that there is a distinct difference between post-graduate CLIs and the applicants who fail the bar and cannot practice. Post-graduate CLIs — by virtue of the fact that they have completed clinical programs and received specialized training — are more qualified to be in court than those who have not participated in these programs. As such, their actions do not harm the public.”The Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics at the University of Florida Levin School of Law also filed comments challenging the rules. That organization argued that the rule would be unfair to students who are attending Florida law schools but intend to practice in other states, and hence don’t register with the FBBE for background check.s“Most students do not prepare and submit their Bar applications early,” the UF group argued. “According to the Board of Bar Examiners, in the 2004-2005 academic year, 2,550 first year law students matriculated at the 10 Florida law schools. Of those, 767, or 33 percent, had registered early with the Board of Bar Examiners.”The clinics also noted it was expected to take six months to complete a preliminary check to qualify as an intern, which would preclude many who file with the FBBE in their third year of law school.The Florida Public Defender Association joined the prosecutors in expressing reservations.“The FPDA is deeply concerned that the proposed changes to Rule 11 will diminish the ability of public defenders to recruit law school interns and employ certified graduates to work in public defenders’ offices,” the association said in its filing. “Furthermore, we believe that the proposed changes to Rule 11 will hinder the public defenders’ ability to provide indigent defendants with their constitutional right to counsel as guaranteed by Gideon v. Wainwright. ”One problem would be the requirement that interns be dropped if they failed part of the bar exam. “If this proposal is adopted, it would make no sense for a public defender to hire a law school graduate as a CLI, only to have to remove him or her from an assigned caseload seven weeks later if the CLI receives a failing grade on a portion of the bar examination,” the association said.center_img Court revisits legal intern rulelast_img read more

Glen Cove Italian Renaissance Revival Asks $2.9M

first_img For more real estate news, visit 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. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This stunning Italian Renaissance Revival is listed for sale at 8 Poppy Lane in Glen Cove.Built in 2013, the house takes its architectural inspiration from the original Italian Renaissance movement of the 14th to 16th century, as well as its first revival in the late 19th and early 20th century.The property is .58 acres with a circular driveway and electronic gates guarding this grand home, which sits on a total of .75 acres of land. The house’s front exterior is reminiscent of a hotel entrance — an overhang is connected to the house and held up with tall columns in the middle of the driveway.Walk inside through the French double doors and you’ll be greeted with an even grander lobby, complete with checkered tile floors, a curved staircase with delicately designed, wrought iron railings on either wall, and a chandelier overhead.The house has 13 rooms total, including its four bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, full dining room, a family room, and a home office. The master bedroom has its own chandelier, plus a master bathroom with a large, marble bath and shower.An elevator in the house leads to the five bedrooms on the second floor and the walk-out basement. Several French doors open to second-floor balconies, as well as a veranda in the back. Other features include a one-car garage, cathedral ceilings, granite countertops, a pantry, walk-in closets, and a powder room.The asking price is $2,999,000, not including the annual property tax of $30,708.The real estate agent listed for the property is Giuseppe Gregorio, of NY Space Finders Inc, who can be reached at 516-801-6181. last_img read more

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KPK proceeds with bribery prosecution as key suspect Harun Masiku remains at large

first_imgThe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has proceeded with the prosecution of businessman Saeful Bahri in a bribery case implicating Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, even though the latter remains at large.KPK deputy chairperson Nurul Ghufron said that investigators had deemed Saeful’s case file complete even without Harun’s testimony, thus the prosecution could proceed. The KPK handed the case file over to prosecutors on Friday. “What is important in a bribery case is the clarity that the giver is X and the receiver is Y, who is a state actor and that it is within the latter’s duty and authority to proceed with their consensus,” Ghufron said at the KPK headquarters on Friday. He said that the investigation into the case had revealed that Harun had bribed General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan in exchange for the latter’s approval for the politician to fill the seat of a deceased politician in the House of Representatives. The KPK named Harun a bribery suspect on Jan. 9 and has put him on its most-wanted list.Read also: Concerns of cover up grow after KPK dismisses officials probing KPU bribery caseGhufron added that even though there was still time for the investigation and detainment to proceed, the KPK had the right to hand over the case file as long as it was considered complete.”Within 14 days, the public prosecutor will hand over the case to the Corruption Court. The trial will be held at the Jakarta Corruption Court,” KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said in a written statement.The case revolves around a dispute between the KPU and the PDI-P over who should take over a legislative seat left vacant by deceased PDI-P politician Nazaruddin Kiemas. The KPU gave the seat to Riezky Aprilia, who won the second-highest number of votes in the April 17, 2019, legislative election, despite the PDI-P’s request that it be given to Harun. On Jan. 8, the KPK arrested Wahyu for allegedly accepting Rp 600 million (US$43,950) from Harun through former Elections Supervisory Agency member Agustiani Tio Fridelina and Saeful. The four suspects have been charged with bribery and, except for Harun who has been declared a fugitive, are now in KPK custody. (ars)Topics :last_img read more

Diverse Marine Building New Turner Iceni CTV

first_imgDiverse Marine has signed a new construction contract with Turner Iceni Ltd. for a crew transfer vessel (CTV). Recently, Diverse Marine signed a contract with Turner Iceni for the modification and upcycling of the Iceni Courage crew transfer vessel. Further news is yet to follow, the UK-based company said. The two companies also previously collaborated on the Iceni Warrior, former MCS Maestro, and on Iceni Revenge, former MPI Don Quixote.center_img According to Diverse Marine, the vessel in question is a 24m CTV named Iceni Valour, for which the aluminum kit arrived on site this morning. Source: Diverse Marinelast_img

Highlights of the Week

first_imgUSACE Nears 10 Million Cubic Yard Milestone in BostonThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, is nearing the milestone of removing 10 million cubic yards of dredge material as part of Phase II of the three-phased Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project in Boston, Massachusetts. DEME to Begin Poland Dredging GigUnder a clear blue sky DEME Group cutter suction dredger ‘Amazone’ is setting sail from its homeport in Belgium to Poland to kick-off the dredging works at the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway. TSHD River Thames Joins DEME FleetRoyal IHC has successfully handed over the 2,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Thames to DEME. Image source: DEMEDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 20-26, 2020).center_img Weeks Marine, Eastern Shipbuilding Ink Contract for New TSHDWeeks Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (Eastern) have signed a contract to construct a sister ship to Weeks Marine’s TSHD Magdalen, the twin screw trailing suction hopper dredge built by Eastern and placed into service in 2018. Julong CSD Kicks Off Dredging Work in Su Ya Lake, ChinaJulong’s two unit 20-inch dredger CSD500, equipped with France Baudouin brand diesel engine with total power of 2000hp, is starting the dredging operations in Su Ya Lake, China.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua: I’m not afraid of Tyson Fury

first_imgAnthony Joshua insists he is not afraid to fight Tyson Fury after criticizing the WBC champ for taking longer time to fight for a world title, claiming his rival’s career could be approaching its end. According to Sky Sports report, Fury turned pro in December 2008 and won his first world titles against Wladimir Klitschko seven years later in his 25th fight. Joshua needed just three years and 16 fights.Advertisement Loading… “If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.”Rival world heavyweight kingpins Joshua and Fury have agreed financial terms to two fights in 2021 that would decide the division’s undisputed champion.First Joshua must defend his belts against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, expected in December, while Fury is contracted to a third meeting with Deontay Wilder.“I’ll challenge Fury, I’ll challenge Wilder,” said Joshua. “These guys aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought on my record anyway. They are just another heavyweight.Joshua says Fury and Wilder ‘aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought’“Look at my record. They are not the best fighters that I have challenged.“When they are ready, I’m here to fight.”Joshua ascended from being an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012 to a world champion just four years later but, despite losing his unbeaten record and titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, reclaimed them last December.“I came up quick. That shows I’m ready. These boys turned professional in 2008 and it took [Fury seven years] to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world,” said Joshua.“He’s on a completely different journey. I want to steam through.“I haven’t got fear of Fury – whether he’s got a better chin than me, a better jab than me, whether he’s all of this stuff that people say. So be it. Let me go in there and prove myself. Show you who I am and what I can do.Wilder and Fury are due to meet againRead Also: Super Eagles midfielder tips Osimhen to shine at Napoli“I’ve fought five champions and been in two unification fights. I’m a two-time heavyweight champion in the space of 24 fights and a [seven-year] career. It shows you I am serious.“If Fury is serious, I’ll take that fight seriously too.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua told Sky Sports about WBC holder Fury.last_img read more