L4LM Exclusive: Stream ‘Percy Thrills, the Moondog’ Off Turkuaz’s New Album

first_imgWhile Turkuaz gears up for a forthcoming fall tour presented by Live for Live Music, the 9-piece funk army prepares to release their forthcoming album, Digitonium, out on Friday, October 2nd. In the meantime, we have a sneak peak via a new single off the album, “Percy Thrills, the Moondog.”“The idea for ‘Percy Thrills, the Moondog’ was born out of a live improv set we once did, and was later fleshed out and turned into a real song in the studio while making this album,  Digitonium” says lead singer David Brandwein. “It’s a fun and upbeat tune with lots of interesting sounds going on. You may even hear some dogs barking (not real ones, though). Lyrically, the song sits nicely in the middle of this record, which is our first foray into the world of concept albums. The concept may come and go occasionally (stopping miles short of a funk opera), but it does see it’s way through both musically and lyrically in a way we’re all really happy with. See if you can pick some of it up once you hear the whole record. But for now, enjoy an afternoon with Percy.”Digitonium is now available for pre-order through iTunes. Anyone who pre-orders will receive an instant download of new tune, “The Generator.” Digitonium will be released on Friday, Oct. 2nd.Turkuaz Fall Tour:last_img read more

These 4 healthcare projects transform care in the Valley

first_imgThe rate of healthcare building has been steady in the last few years, with several new facilities coming online each year. These four healthcare projects are the latest to open in the Valley:HonorHealth Sonoran CrossingMedical CenterLocation: 33400 N. 32nd Ave., PhoenixSize: 210,000 SFBuilder: McCarthy Building CompaniesArchitect: Devenney GroupOpened: September 2020Facility details: This 70 inpatient room facility is the sixth medical center opened by HonorHealth. Medical services on campus include family centered obstetrical and gynecological care including all aspects of the birthing experience as well care for our newest patients; newborns. This entire service is supported by a team of highly skilled physicians specially trained to provide the highest level of care and attention that new families need during this exciting time.A variety of highly skilled surgeons will perform surgeries across using the latest technology. This includes physicians specializing in joint replacement and minimally invasive orthopedic care, spine procedures, gynecologic and general surgery procedures. HonorHealth team members will guide patients through the surgery process from pre-admission and testing, to preparing patients about what to expect before, during and after any procedure. Education classes are also available for those who are interested in learning more about care that may impact their health and well-being. The operating rooms are slightly larger than average, to help make them ultra-flexible. This allows the surgical team to accommodate a greater array of procedures in a comfortable safe environment, with state-of-the-art technology.Along with general medically focused services, there are other supportive care offered including emergency services staffed with residency-trained, board-certified emergency physicians; a full-service Emergency Department, serving patients of all ages, open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Sonoran Crossing also has critical care capabilities should the need arise.    Valleywise Health North and South Metro Ambulatory clinicsLocations: 19th Ave. and Northern (North) and 35th Ave. and Southern (South), PhoenixSize: Both are 26,000 SFBuilder: Sundt Construction Inc.Architect: DWL Architects & PlannersOpened: September 2020Facility details: The two community health center projects are approximately 14 miles from each other. Both clinics are single-story 26,000-square-foot buildings on three-acre sites. Each clinic features 24 exam rooms, an X-ray room, ultrasound rooms, lab space, a pharmacy, as well as a community learning library and classrooms. Banner Boswell Medical CenterEmergency DepartmentLocation: 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.,Sun CitySize: 40,000 SFCost: Part of $106 million expansion of medical centerBuilder: McCarthy Building CompaniesArchitect: HMC ArchitectsKey subcontractors: SGSI, Inc., Buehler & Buehler, Southland Industries, Foothills Fire Protection, Schuff Steel (Greywolf), Cannon & Wendt, University Mechanical, Norris Design and The Berg Group.Opened: October 2020Facility details: The new emergency department is part of a larger $106 million expansion project that also includes a new patient tower which is expected to be completed in Q2 2021. This is the largest renovation that the medical facility has undergone in 30 years. The new emergency department increases capacity from 42 to 56 beds, allowing the department to care for up to 60,000 ED patients annually, representing a 25-percent increase.Banner Rehabilitation Hospital WestLocation: 12740 N. Plaza Del Rio Blvd., PeoriaSize: 65,500 SFCost: $27.8 millionBuilder: Brasfield & Gorrie LLCArchitect: GWG3Opened: September 2020Facility details: This facility is a joint venture between Banner Health and Select Medical. It is a 56-bed, all-private-room medical rehabilitation hospital. Banner Rehabilitation Hospital West is the first of three to be built under a joint venture between Banner and Select Medical. The new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospitals will be locatedin the metro Phoenix, West Valley and East Valley areas to better serve the needs of patients requiring care resulting from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, neurological disorders, among other conditions. Banner Rehabilitation Hospital West offers programs and services specially designed to help patients restore strength, mobility and independence as they heal and recover from a myriad of diagnostic conditions.last_img read more

Superintendent Carvalho Receives Humanitarian Award

first_imgOn Saturday, October 28th, at its 2017 Illuminations Gala, the Chapman Partnership presented Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho with the prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Humanitarian Award. The award is given to an individual or organization that follows the moral and civic examples of Alvah H. Chapman, Jr. in serving the homeless.Commitment and passion to the homelessSuperintendent Carvalho was given the award for his commitment and passion to help the homeless regain their dignity.  Under Superintendent Carvalho’s the Miami-Dade School District serves the food, shelter, and educational needs of thousands of homeless students and their families. Great and humbling honor“Receiving the prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Humanitarian Award is a great and humbling honor,” said Carvalho. “I believe in the potential of all children. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools, we work tirelessly to encourage students, particularly those most vulnerable, to dream big, embrace innovation, and set high goals. Providing support and resources to children and families who are displaced through initiatives such as Project UP-START is not uncommon to the work we do; it is part of our mission to place every child on a path to personal and academic success.” Newspaper publisherAlvah Herman Chapman Jr. who died in 2008) was an American newspaper publisher who served at the helm of The Miami Herald and as chairman of the Knight Ridder newspaper division.Chapman was active in philanthropic and civic efforts in Miami and throughout South Florida. He was involved in an effort to rebuild portions of Homestead, Florida and Southern Miami-Dade County that had been severely damaged during 1992’s Hurricane Andrew and was part of a $2 billion Downtown Miami renewal project. He was the founder of Community Partnership for Homeless, an organization designed to help Miami’s homeless get off the streets and return to self-sufficiency.For more on Superintendent Carvalho, click the link:  Alberto Carvalho appointed to National Academies Committeelast_img read more

Dominica participates in Toastmasters International’s Speech Contests

first_img Share Tweet 195 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica participates in Toastmasters International’s Speech Contests by: – October 18, 2014 Sharing is caring! Roseau, Dominica – October 18th 2014– Dominica is to be represented at this year’s Evaluation and Humorous Speaking contests, to be held during the Toastmasters International District 81 Conference in St. Lucia from October 17-19, 2014, by members of the local Toastmasters International Club; Nature Isle Toastmasters. The actual speech contests takes place on the night of Saturday October 18, 2014.The representative for the Humorous Speaking contest is Matilda Popo, who won the Territory Contest in this category. Matilda Popo is a dynamic and energetic toastmaster who brings a new dimension to public speaking through her skillful and effective incorporation of humor in her presentations. In this contest, the speech must be a thematic in nature with vocal variety, gestures, and speech content all playing a part in its success.Dorothy JnoBaptiste will be the representative for the Evaluation contest, who won locally through her skillful usage of the evaluation techniques taught by Toastmasters International. She is an individual who has always had a keen eye for detail whenever delivering on a leadership role. The Evaluation Contest features a 2 to 3 minute evaluation of a target speaker’s speech. The contestants are to listen to and evaluate it; subsequently delivering their oral evaluation of that target speech. The second and third place runners up in Territory contests for the respective categories were the following:Humorous Speaking Contest: 2nd Place – Brenton Hilaire & 3rd Place – Velda WadeEvaluation Contest: 2nd Place – Brenton Hilaire & 3rd Place – Irwani SimonSpeech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. The competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels.The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC), the first Toastmasters Club established in the Commonwealth of Dominica in June 2013, is a member Club of the Toastmasters International organization. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that provides opportunities for development and application of effective communication and leadership skills through a series of organized self-paced basic and advanced projects, with the ultimate goal of self-development.NITC meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, at the Bath Estate Campus of the Dominica State College, at 6:00pm.last_img read more

Ferdinand set for return to training

first_imgRio Ferdinand is set to resume training this week after a minor groin problem.The QPR defender was unavailable for Saturday’s game against Burnley, where Rangers’ 2-1 defeat saw them slip back into the bottom three.Ferdinand is expected to be back in the squad for this weekend’s game against his former club Manchester United at Loftus Road.AdChoices广告Rangers are also hoping that Sandro will step up his training this week as the Brazilian midfielder works his way back to fitness following his latest knee problem.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more