Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship To Bring Expert Musicians To The Bay Area

first_imgBeloved singer Jans Ingber continues his Funk Foundation domination, as he’s assembled yet another glorious musical crew to throw it down in New Orleans. Just after revealing plans for a throwdown in Brooklyn, Ingber has just announced a glorious New Orleans Funk Foundation that includes so many talented artists.Jans Ingber Rocks New Funk Fellowship Band With Members of Vulfpeck & The Main Squeeze [Watch]Ingber’s lineup includes Marc Broussard (vocals), New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts (guitar), Wil Blades (keys), Reinhardt Melz (drums). Victor Little (bass), Mike Olmos (trumpet), Daniel Cesares (sax), and Omega Rae (vocals). Ingber will, of course, be contributing his usual blend of percussion and vocals throughout the performance.It’s all going down at The New Parish in Oakland, CA on June 10th! For more information about the show, you can head here.last_img read more

Group discusses overcrowding

first_imgStudent body president Brett Rocheleau reviewed meetings this week between student government, community leaders and administrators during Wednesday’s gathering of the Student Senate. He also looked ahead to his administration’s goals for its upcoming meeting with the Board of Trustees. Last Thursday, Rocheleau met with Director of Academic Affairs Max Brown to talk about issues within academics. “We met with the provost and talked over issues and looked ahead at what’s to come in the future,” Rocheleau said. Friday morning, Rocheleau and chief of staff Katie Baker attended the South Bend Community Summit.   “The main topic this time was the perceptions held by Notre Dame students about South Bend residents and vice versa,” Baker said.  “The idea is for students to get more involved in the community because a lot of the time the residents just see Friday night shenanigans going on. We are trying to show them a more positive image.” Rocheleau said the summit was successful. “Basically the summit was for community leaders, police force, and students,” Rocheleau said  “We met and talked through different events and collaboration ideas. I thought it went very wel .” Also on Friday, Rocheleau met with the Office of Student affairs about the current proposals for a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).   “It went really well,” Rocheleau said. “They’re definitely going through a lengthy process. They’ve done a lot of research for benchmark activities. They are planning to make an announcement at the end of the semester so that’s something to look forward to.” After completing this overview of their weekend meetings, Senate looked ahead to a student government presentation before the Board of Trustees. Student body vice president Katie Rose went through an outline ofnwhat this will entail. “We will start by showing what the student body looks like statistics-wise and infrastructure,” Rose said. “So we have 29 dorms – two new buildings opened to relieve overcrowding, but we are back to being overcrowded.” Rose said the presentation will include an analysis of the residence hall system versus off-campus living. “We’ll talk about why people love living on campus and why our residence life system is so remarkable and unique,” she said. “We also have to address why students are moving off campus, which we discussed last week. We will conclude with recommendations for the future, some being more student facilities or possibly new dorm buildings.”   Rocheleau said overcrowding is a result of admitting more students. “We have about 8,400 students when our goal is usually 8,000,” Rocheleau said. “We’ve been admitting more and more per class, so more beds are being taken up in dorms. Even if we build new dorms, the same thing will happen again. We just opened two new dorms and overcrowding still happened.. McGlinn Hall senator Ali Wellman asked if reducing admissions would fix the problem. “Notre Dame admits a certain amount of students anticipating that some students will decline their offer,” Baker said.  “More and more people have been accepting the offer lately which is why the class sizes have been over the normal amount.” Carroll Hall senator Matthew O’Brien brought up a good suggestion that would open up more beds. “Would they change the rule that athletes have to live on campus? I know a lot of athletes who have rooms in dorms but don’t actually live there,” O’Brien said.  “That’s a good 100 beds that aren’t being used.” After concluding their discussion of overcrowding in residence halls, the senators addressed a resolutionoabout a new campus ministry council, introduced by campus ministry representative and senior Ellen Carroll “There is a new campus ministry leader this year, so we’re changing the model to make it really driven by the students,” Carroll said. “We want student-generated ideas to share with the administration so they can work with each other.” To bring those ideas before the administration, Carroll said a new body called the Campus Ministry Advisory Council will include 12 to 15 students. “They will meet with campus ministry administrators and talk about topics brought up from both sides,” she said. Carroll said she hopes for a wide range of students to participate in this council, not just “campus ministry regulars..   “We want to be able to better meet the needs of the entire student body,” Carroll said. “The resolution says we have this new position to facilitate communication between student government and campus ministry. The campus ministry representative will be someone from the advisory council, once it is created.” Senate voted unanimously in favor of this resolution.last_img read more

High court passes on Amgen patent case

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a patent dispute between biotech drug maker Amgen Inc. and two other companies involving Amgen’s blockbuster anemia drug Epogen. Despite passing on this case, justices have shown a heightened interest in patent law recently, taking up a half-dozen cases in the past two years and issuing two high-profile decisions in April. Amgen initiated the dispute in 1997 when it accused Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a unit of Paris-based Sanofi-Aventis SA, and Shire Human Genetic Therapies Inc., a division of British drug developer Shire PLC, of infringing its patents on Epogen. Aventis was previously known as Hoechst Marion Roussel Corp. A federal district court largely agreed with Thousand Oaks-based Amgen’s claims, but the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a mixed decision last year, ruling that two of Amgen’s patents were valid while reversing the lower court’s findings on two others. Amgen urged the Supreme Court to rule on the Federal Circuit’s practice of considering the factual record behind its patent claims, even though that record was also subject to thorough review at the district court level. Typically, appeals courts consider issues of law, rather than fact. The Federal Circuit’s willingness to reconsider the factual aspects of the case “produces incorrect results and causes litigants and district courts to waste tremendous resources,” Amgen said in its court filing. Amgen received $2.5 billion in revenue from Epogen sales in 2006. Last week, a Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts recommended that the FDA require additional warnings on Epogen and two other anemia drugs, as well as additional tests on their safety. The news sent Amgen’s stock tumbling 9 percent Thursday and it remains more than 10 percent below its price before that announcement. Amgen’s shares fell 23 cents to $56.07 on Monday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GREAT CHANCE TO SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN DONEGAL TONIGHT

first_imgNASA has issued a G2/KP6+ warning for the Aurora Borealis from midnight tonight until Friday.A G2 / KP6+ prediction means there’s a wonderful chance of seeing a spectacular show of the Northern Lights in North County Donegal, especially Inishowen and the upper reaches of County Derry and County Antrim. So if you have never seen this wonderful light display, tonight could the perfect chance to get your New Year off to the most amazing start.GREAT CHANCE TO SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN DONEGAL TONIGHT was last modified: January 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalnorthern lightslast_img read more