April 15, 2021

Lettuce’s Adam Smirnoff Is The Funkiest Guest DJ On Sirius XM’s Jam On [Full Audio]

first_imgWith their funky festival just days away, Lettuce is building up some serious anticipation for what is sure to be a great event. In preparation for the Lettuce-hosted Fool’s Paradise festivities, which run from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL, the band’s guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff hit the SiriusXM Jam On studios to spin some of his favorite tunes.Break Science Brings The Funk For Live Band Session In The Jam ON Studio [Full Audio]Listen up for Shmeeans’ favorite artists, influencing from Miles Davis, Tower of Power, to Col. Bruce Hampton, as well as some hypothetical Phish inspiration for “2001,” which he says must have come from the 70s arrangement “Also Sprach” by Deodado. After giving it a listen, we’re sure he’s right! Enjoy the next two hours with all derivatives of funk:Full tracklisting of Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff DJ sesion for SiriusXM Jam On:Tower of Power – Oakland Stroke (:52 version) VOICE TRACKLettuce – Madison Square 2/14/16 Aretha Franklin – Love the One you’re With (live at the fillmore west) VOICE TRACKCol. Bruce Hampton – Basically Frightened Jeff Beck – Come Dancing Lettuce – Remember The Children 2/3/16 Missoula, MT VOICE TRACKTower of Power – Knock Yourself Out (live and in living color) VOICE TRACKNigel Hall – Try, Try, Try (ladies and gentlemen, Nigel Hall) 4minMiles Davis – Black Satin/What If/Agharta Prelude Dub (Panthalassa) VOICE TRACKDeodado – Also Sprach Zarathustra 9minBreak Science – Android Love VOICE TRACKParliament – Dr. Funkenstein (Live PFunk Earth Tour) Lettuce – The Lobbyist 2/3/16 Missoula, MT 5VOICE TRACKTower of Power – Oakland Stroke (1:56 version)More information about Lettuce’s festival Fool’s Paradise, which features GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power and more, can be found here. Don’t miss out!last_img read more

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Dining halls join meatless campaign

first_imgToday marks the second week of Notre Dame Food Services’ participation in Meatless Mondays, a nationwide campaign to encourage healthy, sustainable and cruelty-free dining. Lisa Wenzel, assistant director of catering and special events at Food Services, said the movement aims to offer a wider range of meatless options, which she hopes will give students exposure to both new foods and new ideas. The Monday Campaigns, a campaign that dedicates the first day of each week to health, and the Humane Society of the United States coordinated the movement, which is co-sponsored at Notre Dame by the Office of Sustainability. “The Humane Society actually approached us first about starting Meatless Mondays” Wenzel said. “They introduced us to the concept, and we really liked its educational benefits and its benefits for nutrition and sustainability.” While the dining halls will continue to serve meat on Mondays, consistent with other universities implementing the program, Wenzel said it is important that students learn about the nutritional and environmental advantages of eating less meat. These include decreased rates of heart disease, obesity and several types of cancer, as well as a reduced carbon footprint and of course the promotion of animal welfare. “You might not be worried [about the health risks] as students, but later in life, it’s good to be aware of,” Wenzel said. In order to keep the new options appealing to students, Wenzel said the dining halls would try to serve meatless versions of familiar dishes, such as fajitas and burgers, along with some unique ethnic options. “Last week we had vegetarian sliders, like veggie burgers and falafel burgers on a smaller scale, and people seemed to like them,” she said. “It’s all about having something you like and enjoying it without meat.” Some meatless dishes in store at the dining halls today include portabella fajitas, along with goat cheese and asparagus pasta, quinoa rice corn cakes, savory vegetable pancakes and an Indian stew. In regards to the relationship between Meatless Mondays and the Catholic tradition of meatless Fridays, Wenzel said Monday was designated as the dining halls’ day to incorporate less meat because of the support from the national program. The Monday Campaigns organization promotes various movements to make Monday a day of increased commitment to health because, at the beginning of the week, it is a logical day for starting new habits and resolutions. Meatless Fridays in Lent would continue unchanged alongside Meatless Mondays next semester, Wenzel said.last_img read more

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Dutch pensions expert: ‘Never introduce average contribution model’

first_imgThe UK should not introduce the concept of average contributions for the accrual of an occupational pension, a Dutch pensions expert has warned.Speaking at a conference at Cass Business School earlier this week, Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, professor of tax law for cross-border pension schemes at Maastricht University, argued that this would come at the expense of younger generations.Younger members of Dutch pension funds paid in relatively more than their older colleagues, she said, and were often not able to reap the full benefits of their contributions at retirement as they often became self-employed during their working career.As a consequence, support among younger workers for the Netherlands’ current pension system was decreasing. The Dutch government has decided to replace the average contribution model with a degressive one as part of pensions reform, meaning individuals’ contributions reduce as they get older. No decision has been made yet over who will pay for the conversion, which could cost up to €60bn in compensation for directly affected scheme participants. Anouk Bollen-Vandenboorn, Maastricht UniversityThe aim of the London conference was to enable pension experts from the UK and the Netherlands to exchange good and bad experiences with their defined contribution (DC) arrangements.DC has been introduced widely in the UK. In the Netherlands, however, no more than 15% of pension fund participants are in a DC plan.Bollen also advised attendees to refrain from capping the tax relief for pension saving “as this would come at the expense of disposable income at retirement”.The Dutch government has limited tax-friendly pensions accrual to approximately €100,000 of a worker’s salary. In Bollen’s opinion, this mechanism should not be used for tax purposes.UK pension experts, for their turn, impressed on their Dutch counterparts that freedom of choice for pension fund members should only be extended if there was a well thought-out default option . They explicitly warned against allowing workers to take out a lump sum from accrued pension rights prior to retirement.Since the introduction of the early retirement option in the UK in 2015 for people aged 55-65, more than €19.5bn had been taken out of more than a million DC pots, according to David Blake, director of the pensions institute at Cass Business School. More than half of these had been fully emptied, he said. David Pitt-Watson, London Business SchoolHowever, he emphasised that the Dutch system should be improved through facilitating pension savings for the more than 1m self-employed workers. Saving should also be made mandatory for this group, he said.David Pitt-Watson, executive fellow at London Business School, said the introduction of shared longevity risk in UK pension arrangements would “generate a much better pension”.He noted that the current lack of this provision had made annuities in the UK “very expensive”. David Blake, Cass Business SchoolBlake added that as much as €50m of pension savings had been lost to scammers , and concluded that the increased flexibility in the UK’s pensions system had hardly contributed to increased pensions saving in DC plans.Stefan Lundbergh, head of innovation at risk manager Cardano, said that even pension experts usually opted for the default pension choice.A suggestion from a member of the audience to limit freedom of choice to apply to just part of a person’s accrued pension assets was widely supported by panellists.During the conference, Alwin Oerlemans, head of pensions strategy at the €475bn Dutch pensions provider and asset manager APG, argued that sharing mortality risk and investment risk in both the accrual and the decumulation phase were the best features in the Dutch pensions system.last_img read more

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Cazenovia volleyball denied sectional Class C title by Skaneateles rally

first_imgHelped by some tremendous serving, Cazenovia rattled off seven consecutive points at two different times in the opening set, building a 20-7 margin and, though Skaneateles did make up some ground, the set ended 25-16.The drama really started in the second set. Despite another 7-0 run and several different leads, including 20-18, Cazenovia found itself trailing 24-22 and ready to have the match go even. But it got the serve back, fought off another set point and then got two more points to snatch the set 26-24.Such a momentum shift seemed impossible to recover from, and Cazenovia jumped out 13-6 in the third set. But Skaneateles started to get its serves in good spots and, like the second set, caught up to take a 24-22 lead.Just as in that previous set, Cazenovia denied Skaneateles on two set points. Then, at 26-25 and again at 27-26, a match point was at hand, and one more good serve, or successful rally, would produce a sectional championship.Despite all that had gone wrong before, though, Skaneateles would not surrender. It fought off those match points, pulled out the third set 29-27, and kept the match alive.Initially, Cazenovia wasn’t rattled, for it resumed its strong all-around play and built a 16-5 lead in the fourth set. Once again, though, it was a string of serves that allowed Skaneateles to eat into that margin.Still in front 21-19, Cazenovia saw Skaneateles use a timeout and, out of that break, notch four consecutive points, and this time the top seed did finish off the set, 25-22, and suddenly it all came down to a fifth set.The two Lakers sides went back and forth for most of that last set, with eight early ties. But at 13-13, Skaneateles put together a 7-1 run and never got caught.Fittingly, Kristen Henry, who had eight aces, closed it out with the last of those aces on match point, Henry also earning nine kills and 16 digs as Maeve Canty had 21 kills and 23 digs, with Emma Keady getting 34 assists.One bright spot for Cazenovia is that it graduates just three seniors – setter Josie Avery, Julia Bauder and Mackenzie Waite. Maddie Waite is back for 2020, as are Kylie Fenton, Helen Hausser, Maren Smith, Quinilan Emhoff, Natalie Tresco and other Lakers primed by what they did this fall, and bent on writing a different ending. The fact that Cazenovia did gain such complete control of the match was not a total surprise. It had pushed Skaneateles hard in both of their regular-season meetings – a four-set defeat on Sept. 12 and a five-set loss on Oct. 8.In the latter of those two matches, Cazenovia was up 2-1 after three sets but could not hold on to it, a harbinger for what happened in the sectional final.Both sides had overcome season-ending injuries to key players – Mackenzie Waite on this Lakers’ side, Lily Delasin on the other Lakers’ side. They also had gone through long layoffs before the sectional final, though Cazenovia’s 10-day break after its semifinal win over Jordan-Elbridge paled next to the 17 days off Skaneateles had after its regular season ended. Tags: Cazenoviavolleyball All seemed in place for the Cazenovia girls volleyball team Friday night at Fayetteville-Manlius as the crowd was on its feet, anticipating the match point that would cap off a superb performance and produce a Section III Class C championship at the expense of its top-seeded Laker rivals from Skaneateles.An hour later, though, Cazenovia was still on the court, its moment of triumph turned into one of sadness and disbelief.Somehow, someway, Skaneateles had made its way back from several large deficits, not to mention two match points, to defeat Cazenovia in five sets and earn the sectional title. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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