#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’

first_img TAGSO’Malleys self portrait by Peter O’MalleyLIMERICK singer/ songwriter and O’Malley-in-Chief Peter Donnelly has released a new song called ‘If Jesus had a Notion’. Peter explains that his song is “not about picking sides in the great religious debate, just wondering if either or all exist, why don’t they turn up at any of my gigs?”The song comes with his self drawn video which perfectly follows the ebb and flow of the song. Peter told Limerick Post that he used, “ one of those kids drawing games, on my tablet and just recorded it on a camera.”The song is home recorded, almost live and asks a few pertinent questions about the world we live in today right from the opening lines,“If Jesus loves a tryer, why is there no disciples at my gigs. If the Devil loves some hot guitar, he don’t show it when I play those pretty licks.”Peter heads to mainland Europe on tour in February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up News#newmusic PETER O’MALLEY – ‘If Jesus had a Notion’By Eric Fitzgerald – January 21, 2015 596 Peter Donnelly Art Exhibition online now RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Facebook Email Print Previous articleHome helps hold ‘Right to Work’ protestNext articleMove was 100% a rugby decision admits JJ Hanrahan Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.last_img read more

A new species of Paecilomyces isolated from the Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus

first_imgA monophialidic species of Paecilomyces was isolated from the Antarctic springtail Cryptopygus antarcticus in the peninsular Antarctic. The fungus emerged through the carapace of dead arthropods during incubation at 4oC, and produced colonies on agar media at both 4 and 17oC. The fungus was morphologically similar to a number of existing monophialidic species of Paecilomyces, but differed in colony pigmentation, the size of phialides and conidial features. Analysis of the ribosomal DNA internally transcribed spacer (ITS) and 18s subunit sequences showed the fungus to be distinct from other Paecilomyces species, and suggested a close relationship with Cordyceps species. The new species Paecilomyces antarcticus is described.last_img

Phish Artist Jim Pollock Announces 30 Year Retrospective Gallery Exhibit

first_imgArtist Jim Pollock has been an important visual component of the Phish scene for the entirety of the band’s career, creating the album artwork for Junta and dozens of show posters throughout the year. Pollock’s unique linoleum technique and 19th century style makes his artwork instantly recognizable, and his talents have been used by countless artists, festivals and more throughout the last three decades.With Phish’s two-night run at Chicago’s Wrigley Field set for June 24-25, the local Galerie F has announced a very special ’30 Year Retrospective’ exhibit featuring Pollock’s work on display. There will also be a new design for the Chicago Cubs, to be released on June 15th!The exhibit will feature 500 of Pollock’s works over the last 30 years, with the option for fans to purchase some of the posters on display. It’s a great way to remember some of Pollock’s incredible artwork, as well as some of the events for which Pollock was commissioned.For more information about the exhibit, be sure to head to Galerie F’s website.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Awards $4 Million in Strategic Innovation Grants

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Awards $4 Million in Strategic Innovation Grants Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently awarded $4 million in Strategic Innovation grants to fund 14 programs across the state in support of the commonwealth’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan.“The Strategic Innovation grants promote further my goals of jobs that pay, schools that teach, and government that works by encouraging creativity and innovation in achieving workforce development outcomes for both employers and job seekers,” said Governor Tom Wolf.Job seeker programs will establish career pathways as the primary model for skill, credential and degree attainment.Programs focusing on employers will work to improve the connection and responsiveness of workforce programs to the demand side of the labor market, and increase public-private investment in critical skills through multi-employer workforce partnerships.“Developing workforce skills and connecting employers with qualified job seekers are efforts that require and often thrive by thinking outside of the box,” Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino said. “These efforts will strive to provide all Pennsylvanians, with an emphasis on Pennsylvanians with barriers to employment, an opportunity to obtain a job that pays, and support the spread of employer practices that create those very jobs.”One of the grants will partner South Central PA Works with the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) to launch a transitional work program for formerly incarcerated men and women returning to Dauphin County. The program includes life skills education, paid transitional employment, job coaching and job development services, job retention, support and follow-up services, and job training along career pathways.“South Central PA Works is excited to partner with the Center for Employment Opportunities to create career pathways for formerly incarcerated citizens on parole supervision,” said Jesse McCree, CEO of SCPa Works. “Dauphin County has one of the highest recidivism rates in the commonwealth and this project will serve at least 100 formerly incarcerated people in a program focused on building a region where the opportunity for prosperity and growth exists for all.”Grants were awarded using state Reemployment Fund resources. For a full list of grantees and brief summaries of the funded projects, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img November 14, 2016last_img read more

UK regulator’s new chair named, shadow pensions minister resigns

first_imgThese include advising the UK government on the resolutions of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and the Icelandic banks. Randell also advised the Portuguese government on the recapitalisation of the country’s banking sector.  Alex Cunningham, MP Stockton North“After my constituents voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU I saw it as my responsibility to support them in that decision and ensure I worked for the best possible outcome for them in terms of jobs and rights. That I will continue to do.”Cunningham was appointed to the post of shadow pensions minister in October 2016. Before that he was shadow minister for environment, food and rural affairs, resigning from that position in June 2016. The day before resigning as pensions minister he had criticised the government for lack of action over controversial matters arising from the situation of the British Steel and higher education pension schemes.Separately, the pensions select committee has extended to 31 January the deadline for comments on an inquiry about collective defined contribution schemes. Charles Randell, incoming chair of the FCASource: Bank of EnglandAndrew Bailey, FCA chief executive, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Charles to the FCA.“His experience of regulation, both during the financial crisis and more recently as a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, mean that he has a strong understanding of the challenges that the FCA faces and I look forward to tackling these with him in his new role.”Shadow pensions minister steps downLabour politician Alex Cunningham has stepped down as shadow pensions minister after going against party lines in a vote about Brexit legislation. The member of parliament for Stockton North, in the north-east of England, resigned on 20 December after voting in favour of an amendment on the EU Withdrawal Bill, contrary to instructions from the party.In a statement, he said: ”I voted as I did as I believed I was leaving the door open for any deal with the EU to possibly include the membership of the customs union – something I felt was in the best interests of industry and jobs in my Stockton North constituency. center_img The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed Charles Randell as its new chair, it was announced today.He will take up the role on 1 April, replacing John Griffith-Jones, who has been the FCA chair since its formation in April 2014.Randell is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is also a visiting fellow in financial services regulation at Queen Mary University of London.He began his career in law, working at Slaughter and May from 1980 to 2013. He specialised in corporate finance law, and worked on financial stability and bank restructuring assignments.last_img read more

Bauman’s career night spoiled as Badgers lose fourth straight game

first_imgA career night for Wisconsin junior guard Nicole Bauman was spoiled Thursday night against Ohio State as her 31-point effort for the Badgers was no match for an unstoppable Buckeye scoring attack in a 85-73 defeat at the Kohl Center.A three pointer in the opening seconds of the game by Ohio State’s (14-7, 6-3 Big Ten) freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell, the nations leading scorer with 25.9 points per game, set the tone for a half that would be mostly dominated by a Buckeye offense that dropped 46 points in the opening 20 minutes compared to Wisconsin’s 33.Starting just 1 of 7 from the field with a lone jumper from Nicole Bauman in the first minute, Wisconsin (7-13, 3-7 Big Ten) found themselves in an early 15-2 hole just four minutes into action. With Wisconsin’s defense looking out of sync, the Buckeyes consistently found themselves with wide-open jump shots, which were quickly taken advantage of. Leading the opening surge was Mitchell who contributed seven points during the stretch.While it looked like the game might get away from Wisconsin early, a surge by the Badgers in the mid-minutes of the first half gave the Kohl’s Center crowd some energy. Bauman and Cassie Rochel combined for 12 points in a 16-9 run which cut the Buckeye lead down to 24-18 after 12 minutes played.Even with Ohio State’s Mitchell spending the majority of the closing minutes of the half on the bench, Ohio State’s offense didn’t miss a beat, as sophomore forward Shayla Cooper and junior guard Ameryst Alston responded with a run of their own against at an overmatched Badgers defense to close out the half.Ohio State’s head coach Kevin McGuff credited a well-rounded offensive attack to his team’s performance, as the Buckeyes shot 50 percent (33-for-66) from the field by the end of the night.“We had four players in double figures, and that’s why I think we’re at our best,” McGuff said. “Overall, I thought we were really good on offense. We had stretches where we were good on defense and stretches where we weren’t. When we weren’t, Wisconsin really made us pay.”A recurring theme in the first half was Ohio State’s ability to grab offensive rebounds and dominate points in the paint, a category the Buckeyes led 14-6. Ohio State’s Alston had a commanding jump shot, which helped her score 11 first half points. Ohio State as a whole shot 18-for-35 from the field going into halftime.For the Badgers in the first half, Bauman was the lone bright spot offensively for the Badgers, accounting for nearly half of the team’s 33 total points, including a 3-for-6 performance behind the three-point stripe that kept Wisconsin in the game. The rest of the Badgers combined for just 6 of 23 from the field (26 percent) and looking for answers as they trailed the Buckeye’s by 13 heading into break.Bauman, who appeared noticeably disappointed despite one of the best performances in school history, put it bluntly when reflecting on her gameplay.“When I was open, my teammates were able to get me the ball, because they knew that my shot was going in,” Bauman said.The offensive clinic continued for Ohio State in the second half, but Wisconsin managed to keep pace in the opening minutes, matching their opponents shot-for-shot and exchanging nine points each through four minutes.Similar to the first half, the Badgers scored eight unanswered points on a run that found them down just eight points with a little under eight minutes to play. The Wisconsin run was led by two 3-point baskets by Bauman to make the score 59-67 OSU.Unfortunately for Wisconsin, even a team-record 12 three-pointers couldn’t stop the momentum-killing efforts of Mitchell, who immediately knocked down a three of her own to end Wisconsin’s surge on a night where the Buckeyes were simply on fire from start to finish.Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey credited the talent on Ohio State’s side for being able to shut down any momentum the Badgers tried to generate.“You have All-Americans over there. We don’t have All-Americans on our side,” Kelsey said. “Not to say our kids can’t score, but we needed another scorer tonight. They’re very athletic and when they catch it, they are ready to shoot. There’s not thinking about it. And they can all handle the ball and create a shot for themselves or others.Bauman’s eight 3-pointers individually were a school record for both the men’s and the women’s team at the Kohl Center. A major contributor to Bauman’s success was junior guard Tessa Cichy, whose 10 assists were a career high. In terms of scoring, the team’s performance could be considered a one-player effort, as senior forward Annemarie Brown was the only other Badger in double figures with 10 points.The Badgers will look to bring their four-game slide to a halt against Illinois this Sunday, Feb. 1, with tip-off at 2:00 p.m.last_img read more