Danger Mouse & Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O Share New Single “Woman”, Detail Forthcoming Collaborative LP [Listen]

first_imgIn November, famed producer Danger Mouse and Yeah Yeah Yeah‘s singer Karen O released a new single “Lux Prima”, which they revealed will be the title track of their forthcoming collaborative studio effort. The badass duo revealed that they will release their new LP, Lux Prima, on March 15th, 2019 via BMG.Ahead of Lux Prima’s March release, the duo has shared a second single “Woman”.In a press release, Karen O shared her thoughts on the new single, explaining,“Woman” came like a bolt out of the blue when we were in the studio. We did a first pass where I was blurting unintelligible words and Danger Mouse and I were like ‘Dang! That was intense. What’s that word I keep saying? Woman.’ The atmosphere was volatile with it being just after the election. A lot of people felt helpless like you do when you’re a scared kid looking for assurance that everything is gonna be alright. I like to write songs that anyone can relate to but this one felt especially for the inner child in me that needed the bullies out there to know you don’t fuck with me. I’m a woman now and I’ll protect that inner girl in me from hell and high water.Listen to Karen O and Danger Mouse’s new single “Woman” below:Karen O and Danger Mouse – “Woman”[Audio: Karen O & Danger Mouse]If you haven’t heard the album’s title-track yet, listen to “Lux Prima” below:Karen O and Danger Mouse – “Lux Prima”[Audio: Karen O & Danger Mouse]The duo also revealed the tracklist for their forthcoming LP which you can view below.Lux Prima Tracklist:01. Lux Prima02. Ministry03. Turn The Light04. Woman05. Redeemer06. Drown07. Leopard’s Tongue08. Reveries09. Nox LuminaView Tracklist[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

A wellspring of hope

first_img The local economy of Pinalito in the Domican Republic is based on agriculture. Community leader Luis Ciprian grows potatoes in this field. Photos courtesy of Christopher Lombardo/SEAS Ramos later examined a broken tap stand to be replaced. Crossing borders with water Christopher Lombardo (left) and William Jameson ’16 tested the flow rate from one of the newly installed tap stands. Harvard student Manuel Ramos ’15 and Luis Ciprian discussed construction plans.center_img The relief in Pinalito is palpable. The water is clean again.For the past 2½ years, students in the Harvard University chapter of Engineers Without Borders have been rehabilitating and improving a potable water system in the rural town in the Dominican Republic. After the most recent visit, the students returned to campus in late August having successfully worked with the community to upgrade the water quality and distribution system.“The residents now have a clean source of water, something they haven’t had for five or more years,” said the group’s adviser, Christopher Lombardo, assistant director for undergraduate studies in engineering sciences at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “The well that was built by a government contractor had failed; it had been improperly installed and was clogged with clay. The new, productive, and clean water well can produce 27 gallons a minute.”When the Harvard team first arrived, the community was skeptical. By working with translators and speaking with people who lived there, the students built the trust needed to move the project forward in the most beneficial way for the town.“From the beginning, we designed a system with the community,” said Leah Gaffney ’15, the Harvard chapter president, who had visited on two of the five earlier excursions. The new water main provides a more reliable supply of water to the village. “We walked around with community members and talked about water sources and options. We did an extensive analysis of options: Should we dig a new well or pipe water from the existing spring? We acted as consultants to determine the best way to go forward,” said Gaffney, who studies biomedical engineering at SEAS.Indeed, community-driven development programs comprise the heart of the mission of Engineers Without Borders-USA, a humanitarian organization working worldwide to design and build sustainable engineering projects in full partnership with host communities. SEAS, for its part, encourages students to take advantage of such opportunities abroad.“We want our students to be aware that although we’re teaching them engineering in Cambridge, there are many other perspectives they’ll need to consider when they go further afield — and they won’t always have access to a state-of-the-art lab,” said Fawwaz Habbal, executive dean for education and research at SEAS. “The role of an engineer is to help solve problems, to improve life. But it’s only by listening and engaging with the stakeholders that a sustainable solution can take root.”After each field research visit, the student team returned to Harvard and consulted with engineering faculty and staff in the SEAS Teaching Labs, as well as other professionals in the Engineers Without Borders network. A technical advisory committee reviewed all of the visitors’ work.“We also worked on education,” said Gaffney, explaining that she and her fellow students visited local schools and talked with children about water purification and the importance of good sanitation.“I’m most proud of the relationships we have fostered in the community, and the mutual pride in the project,” she said.Located in a mountainous region in central Dominican Republic, Pinalito’s modest houses are made of tin, wood, and concrete. The homes perch on a hillside that slopes down to a river.The students knew going in that poor water quality is linked to gastrointestinal illness and larger public health concerns.“A critical part of the project was to pipe water into people’s homes. Before that, they were taking buckets down to the river and carrying water back up,” said Tunde Demuren ’15, a mechanical engineering concentrator and project leader who made four trips to the area.The team’s largest design improvement involved changing the site of the well.“It made sense to drill a well on the opposite side of the river where there are the highest density of houses,” said Lombardo.After consulting with the community, it was agreed that the well and pipes would be located on property owned by a community leader, Luis Ciprian, primarily because he had paperwork to show ownership of the land.William Jameson ’16, an electrical engineering concentrator and project leader, had designed wiring for the electrical pump systems on a previous visit. He returned in August to add additional piping to improve the water pressure and reliability of the system, and to construct more robust metal-and-concrete tap stands.Students worked for 12 hours a day, from dawn until dusk, and were integrated into the life of the community.“We had lunch in the community every day. We bought groceries, and Luis’ wife, Daisy, would make chicken, rice, beans, and avocado,” said Jameson.“It was a really great experience, more personable and enjoyable than I thought it would be,” said Sylvia Percovich ’15, who visited for the first time in August as one of the team’s translators. “I saw the community embrace the people as much as the project. I felt like I was coming home to a family that my friends were part of.“I thought I was only going to translate, but was completely immersed in the project. It was a crash course, a very hands-on experience. I didn’t know how to fix a pipe, but I could pass tools to people or go to the grocery store,” Percovich said.The most recent quality test determined the water was clean, and the well was deemed to satisfy community demands. To ensure that the system will continue to operate successfully, the community has voted to pay a small monthly fee to an elected treasurer to maintain the project.At the final community meeting, Manuel Ramos ’15, a Dominican national, announced the project’s success in Spanish: “La agua es igual que el botellón.” (“The water is just like bottled water.”) The residents applauded. They threw a party for the team and asked about future community infrastructure projects.“Engineers Without Borders shows there are people out there trying to make the world a slightly better place,” said Percovich.last_img read more

Sound Beach Man Dies in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 36-year-old Sound Beach man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in Port Jefferson Station late Sunday night.Suffolk County police said Christopher Danielsen was riding his Kawasaki southwest on Jefferson Avenue when he failed to negotiate a left turn at Route 112 and crashed into parked vehicles at Diamond Auto Body and Glass at 11:34 p.m.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Southern Tier Special Education Task Force providing new resources through virtual seminar

first_imgThe event on Oct. 28 is a virtual seminar, working to spread the word about three new programs at Binghamton University. The programs include one on physical therapy, one on occupational therapy and a third on speech language pathology. For more information, click here. Board of Directors Member Lucky Mason Williams elaborated, “We invited the directors to come and talk about their plans and their vision for those programs and how they might help local providers, resources they might be able to provide to local districts, students, families.”The seminar is free, but you do have to register in advance.center_img (WBNG) — New resources for families with children with special needs are on the horizon in the Southern Tier.It’s all thanks to the Southern Tier Special Education Task Force, which is a group of professionals who organize different events and resources for families in the area.last_img read more

Augustine Heights home perfect for entertaining

first_imgThe kitchen and dining area at 57 Benezet Drive, Augustine HeightsOther features of the home include an in-ground saltwater pool with glass fencing that offers full automation including touch screen internal control and phone application access.The property, on an 808sq m block, has four separate living areas. One of those living areas is upstairs, where there is also a huge main bedroom including ensuite with double sink, bath and double shower, feature tiling and a walk-in robe.All Properties Group Greater Springfield-Augustine Heights agent Leanne Ollerenshaw said the attention to detail was unparalleled and the next owner would not be disappointed when they entered this private executive oasis. The home at 57 Benezet Drive, Augustine Heights is like newTEGAN and Matthew Horwood have only lived in their Augustine Heights home for nine months.However due to a job opportunity overseas, Mr Horwood, a construction manager in the oil and gas industry, is to relocate to Houston with his family.The couple built the modern Metricon (Franklin 40) home at 57 Benezet Drive, which has four large bedrooms all with built-ins. “We chose the area because Tegan knew the area and liked the look of it,” Mr Horwood said.“She liked that it was a developing area and that there were new homes and young families here, like ours.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The outdoor entertaining area at 57 Benezet Drive, Augustine HeightsThe Horwoods have two daughters, aged 2 and 4, who enjoy the huge flat backyard with a built-in play fort. Mr Horwood said he slightly modified the design of the home to incorporate a media room downstairs.He said he closed off the study so it could be a bedroom, and added a third bathroom, with a shower downstairs.last_img read more

Top two sales on the Gold Coast last week were in the city’s heart

first_img13 Thornton St, Surfers Paradise.A LUXURY three-storey beach house has claimed the top spot on the Gold Coast’s most recent list of highest recorded sales.The Surfers Paradise property at 13 Thornton St set the bar last week after it was snapped up for $1.79 million.Chris Couper and Associates principal Darrin Couper, who handled the sale, said local buyers were the successful bidders.“They liked it because it’s quite a big house,” he said.“In that part of town, it’s the only house like it. 13 Thornton St, Surfers Paradise.“There’s a lot of apartments to choose from at the moment, it’s still been pretty good though.“I think after the Commonwealth Games it was a little slow but now it’s starting to ramp back up.”The CoreLogic figures recorded up until May show the median house price in the suburb has dropped 1.1 per cent in the past year to $1.325 million while the median apartment price has dropped 2.6 per cent to $375,000. 13 Thornton St, Surfers Paradise.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Most of them are older homes or the original properties are still on (the block).”He said the four-bedroom house, which had long-term tenants living there until recently, attracted plenty of prospective buyers because it was modern and about 100m from the beach.“It had a lot of interest and (there were) a number of offers on the property before those people snatched it up,” he said.A Surfers Paradise apartment on Cypress Ave also made the top sales list, coming in close second after selling for $1.705 million.While latest CoreLogic data shows the market is starting to slow in Surfers Paradise, Mr Couper said on the ground, it was performing well.“People are still pretty positive,” he said.last_img read more

US sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trumpon Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air andmissile defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities,which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran. The Pentagon said the deployment wouldinvolve a moderate number of troops – not numbering thousands – and would beprimarily defensive in nature. It also detailed plans to expedite delivery ofmilitary equipment to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Reuters has previously reported that thePentagon was considering sending anti-missile batteries, drones and morefighter jets. The United States is also considering keeping an aircraft carrierin the region indefinitely. (Reuters)last_img read more

Congressional Report: Indiana election infrastructure is vulnerable to attack

first_imgWashington D.C. — An “Election Security Update” completed by congressional staffers says the Indiana election infrastructure is one of the 18 most vulnerable systems in the state. The report clearly states there are gaps in election security four months prior to the 2018 mid-term polling day.The report lists Indiana as one of 12 states that use electronic voting machines that don’t have verifiable paper trails.Indiana received $7.5 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission but the report says it would take $22 million to replace all of the voting machines in the state.Ohio is not named in the report because their machines do create a paper trail.last_img read more

Anschutz cruises to first IMCA Stock Car win at Thunderhill

first_imgBy Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. (April 25) – Jeremy Anschutz withstood heavy pressure from Rod Snellen­berger to win his first-ever IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Thunderhill Raceway. Jeremy Anschutz gained control on lap three after Scott Reinhardt tagged the wall. Snellenberger wasted no time jumping to the runner up spot and began to pressure Anschutz down low.Snellenberger took the lead on lap six but Anschutz came storming back up top to regain the front. While trying to find a little extra grip down low, Snellenberger clipped an infield tire, allowing defending champ Dave Bouche to sneak by. In the end it was Anschutz cruising to the win over Bouche. Snellenberger had to settle for third. Other feature winners were Todd Dart in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Todd Wiese in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.Dart worked his way from fifth to second in the first 10 laps and began to close in on Greg Gretz for the top spot midway through the Modified contest. Dart found just a little more traction, making the winning pass on Gretz with four laps remaining in a green to checkered event. Wiese proved he will be a contender for the 2015 Northern SportMod title with a dominating run. He survived a mid-race caution that put defending track champion Chris Budzban and veteran Randy LeMieux Jr. on his back bumper. Wiese was up for the challenge, leading every lap. Schmidt swiped the lead away from C.J. Weckler to score the win in the Hobby Stocks. Marcus Moede made a late-race charge to place second in another caution-free contest.last_img read more

McGinley thrilled by European reply

first_img “It was a te rrific, a great response,” McGinley said. “As we have all seen in Ryder Cups over the years, momentum can be a huge and key factor. It looked like at one stage we were going to win 3-1 in the morning and ended up losing 1.5 to 2.5. “The way the Americans played the last few holes was very strong and they certainly had their tails up going into the afternoon sessions. That often can have a ripple effect and a domino effect so for our guys to react the way they did, for all four matches to be up after six holes, was a terrific response. “It shows a huge amount of character that we have on the team, huge amount of talent that we can come out with such strong pairings in the afternoon and a great response and resilience from the team.” While Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell helped rookies Jamie Donaldson and Victor Dubuisson to foursomes wins respectively, McGinley admitted Poulter was unsuited for a similar role with Gallacher. “I’m fortunate that I have two senior figures on the team there that I felt would be great for the rookies,” he added. “I was struggling for a third and Ian Poulter was chosen for a role that he didn’t really think he was going to be chosen for. “It’s a very difficult role to perform and I’ve given him a very different role tomorrow.” That role is being reunited with world number one Rory McIlroy in a repeat of the afternoon fourballs from Medinah, when Poulter birdied the last five holes in a pivotal win over Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. ” I put him back with Rory because he played the senior figure today with Stevie Gallacher and obviously it didn’t go well,” McGinley said. “And Ian Poulter’s heart is that big, as we all know and that was a real body blow for him to lose a match heavily in a Ryder Cup. European captain Paul McGinley was delighted with his side’s record-breaking foursomes performance as he looked to help Ian Poulter recover from the “body blow” of a crushing defeat at Gleneagles. Poulter suffered his biggest ever loss in the Ryder Cup, and first defeat in eight matches, when he and local favourite Stephen Gallacher were thrashed 5&4 by rookie duo Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed. But with the home side taking a record three and a half points from the four afternoon foursomes matches, they will take a 5-3 lead into the second day in search of an eighth win in the last 10 contests. “I just want to bring Ian Poulter back up again and put him on the shoulder of the world’s best player, and I know he’ll respond to that.” McGinley revealed that one of his five vice-captains, Irishman Des Smyth, had looked after the four players who were left out of the morning session, some of whom played a few holes on the course behind the final match. And he praised the role of one of those players, 41-year-old Lee Westwood, who had narrowly pipped Luke Donald for the final wild card. “Lee was immense, absolutely immense, for a guy in his ninth Ryder Cup, to go out with that kind of a spirit and steady the ship,” McGinley added. “That’s why he was playing number one this afternoon. Situations like this morning, it was important not to overreact to it.” McGinley said he was tempted to include McDowell and Dubuisson in Saturday’s fourballs following their foursomes success, but opted to keep them fresh for another foursomes outing instead. “Victor was really, really brilliant and he really enjoyed it,” McGinley added. “I’ve put a lot of work into Victor over the last six months, travelled around the world with him a little bit, got to know him, and I’ve really got to know him and enjoy him and understand him. “I’ve translated a lot of what I know about him to Graeme, so Graeme has really hit the ground running with him. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that they will more than likely play tomorrow afternoon again.” Press Associationlast_img read more