Jans Ingber Recruits Rachael Price, Jen Hartswick, & More For Brooklyn Funk Fellowship [Video/Audio/Gallery]

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first_imgLoad remaining images Ever since his days in The Motet ended, frontman Jans Ingber has toured with a rotating cast of musicians for the uber-fun Funk Fellowship performances around the country. The lineup he put together for the edition in Brooklyn, NY last Saturday, January 21st was truly impressive, calling on Rachael Price, Jennifer Hartswick, Steveland Swatkins, Alwyn Robinson, Chris Chew, Cheme Gastelum, Scott Metzger and Akie Bermiss for the show at the Brooklyn Bowl.The band incorporated music from a diverse offering of genres, including some pop, some soul, some classic rock and more. It was all funky, thanks to the smooth style of each and every member of the ensemble. Fortunately, Marc Millman was on hand to capture some photos and videos from the night. Watch some highlight moments in the embedded players below.Bee Gees – “Love You Inside Out”The Beatles – “We Can Work It Out”Bill Withers – “Who Is He And What Is He To You”Jill Scott – “You Don’t Know”George Michael – “Freedom! ’90”Full Audio – taped by Eric McRobertsA gallery from Marc Millman can be seen below.last_img read more

Fourth time, fourth win: Fortuna downs Del Norte in NCS quafterfinals

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first_imgFor the fourth time this season the No. 2 Fortuna Huskies boys basketball team faced off against the No. 7 Del Norte Warriors, and for the fourth time this season Fortuna dealt Del Norte a defeat, this time doing so to the tune of a 56-37 blowout in the quarterfinal round of the North Coast Section Division-IV playoffs.Each matchup between the two teams this season has been more crucial than the last — the first two regular season games, the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament championship game, …last_img

East London IDZ woos investors

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first_img24 March 2003The South African government has given the East London Development Zone Corporation a license to operate on the West bank of the Buffalo River, in the Buffalo City metropole. There are a number of other IDZ’s in South Africa, including IDZs at Coega (outside Port Elizabeth), Richards Bay, and Johannesburg International Airport. So far only the ELIDZ and Coega have received government permits to operate an IDZ.The idea behind the IDZ is to encourage export investment by providing a duty free customs secure area and associated industrial park, manned by full time customs officials, next to good quality transport infrastructure (port and airport), allowing duty free imports and VAT-free purchases of SA goods, and combine with major investment incentives.The ELIDZ comprises 1,500 hectares of prime land located next to the port, the N2, and next to the airport. 20 hectares is already serviced and 2 manufacturers are already committed to development.The next phase of the development will provide a further 300 hectares, including a 250 hectare duty free area for exporters. The customs secure area will open for business in mid 2004, paid for by R100m ($12.5m) in local government funding for the next financial year.The SA and Eastern Cape governments are committed to providing funding for major infrastructure improvements, including the creation of the office park, the building of an access road, the upgrading and complete electrification of the EL – Gauteng railway line and an extension of the port at East London. East London is the only river port in SA and already has the most sophisticated car terminal in the country. The idea is to position East London as a major automotive hub port.Funding for these infrastructure upgrades has all been agreed in principle by the South African government and will be announced in detail at the end of April 2003.Taking into consideration the long lead times for new investment projects, the East London IDZ is beginning its marketing process now with a view to moving the first major businesses into the IDZ in mid 2004.Source: EL Industrial Development Zonelast_img read more

Turning Over Rocks

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first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now When I started back in the family staffing business, my sales manager gave me a list of companies I was forbidden from calling. She and her sales reps were worried about one of the owner’s sons being given preferential treatment, and they wanted to protect their turf.Honestly, they didn’t have a firm grasp on how a family business works. In most family businesses you are expected to do more than anyone else, whether or not it is “your job,” and regardless of what you are paid—or not paid. That is exactly the preferential treatment I was given, and I never expected anything different.The list they handed me had all of the most well-recognized companies in and around Columbus, Ohio. You would still recognize many of these names. They cherry-picked what they believed to be the biggest and best prospects, and they walled them off from me. At the time, I didn’t think anything of it.Not being able to call on what everyone else was calling on forced me to call on companies with names no one would know. The Internet wasn’t what it is now, and I dialed through the business pages of the phone book. I literally started at the letter A, and I dialed number after number, unless it was clear that we couldn’t serve them. I skipped churches, auto repair shops, and day care centers.I got a lot of appointments. When I got to M, I found a company called Murfin. Murfin was tucked away on the middle of a road that had a gas station at one end and apartment complexes on the other. Because the building was surrounded by residential areas, you would never suspect a plant to be located deep in the neighborhood.The small building that housed the business was no indication of what they spent. They were spending millions of dollars on temporary employees. No one would ever happen upon this client by chance. I won their business because I was ridiculously disciplined about cold calling.On the way out of Murfin, I noticed another building across the street. I wrote down the name, Weathersfield, and upon arriving back at my office, I called them and scheduled an appointment. Weathersfield was spending a couple million dollars when I won their business. Two hidden companies resulted in millions of dollars in business.These two companies became anchor accounts for our office. I would not have found them had I not called companies without knowing whether they used a service like mine. I turned over a lot of rocks to find these accounts, because a lot of prospecting is simply turning over rocks to see what lies beneath.You should have a list of known targets. You should have another list of your dream clients. But you should also turn over rocks to see if there is anything there. You never know what you’ll find.Maybe right now you should call all of the leads that you haven’t yet tried.last_img read more

Chandigarh’s Sector 16 cricket stadium converted into ‘temporary jail’

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first_imgThe Home Department of Chandigarh UT today decided to declare the cricket stadium in sector 16 as a ‘temporary jail’ on August 25, the day the special CBI court is to pronounce the verdict in the case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh.Officials said the ‘temporary jail’ can be used to confine people suspected of creating law and order problem.Imposition of prohibitory orders and holding of flag marches were among the steps taken by the governments of Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh ahead of the court judgement in a sexual exploitation case against Singh on August 25.Apprehending law and order problems, senior police and administrative officers of Haryana, Punjab and UT Chandigarh today held confabulations to take stock of the security arrangements, officials said.“Section 144 [which bars gathering of more than 4 persons at a place] has been imposed in all the districts of Haryana,” the state’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Ram Niwas said here while briefing about the security arrangements.He further said that carrying of any kind of stick or weapon has also been prohibited at ‘Naam Charcha Ghar’ of Dera followers, amid reports that ‘premis’ (dera followers) had started descending at different places including Panchkula and Ambala.Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also held parleys with top police and administrative brass.The Haryana government has also requested the Centre to provide 115 companies of paramilitary forces, Niwas said. Duty magistrates have been deployed at all locations, Niwas said, adding that additional duty magistrates were deployed in some districts.While Punjab had already received 75 companies of central forces, Haryana got 35 companies to maintain security.Police along with paramilitary forces like the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and SSB, held flag marches at vulnerable places including Moga, Bathinda, Sangrur, Barnala, Patiala, Ludhaina, Panchkula, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Ambala, Hisar, officials said.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh warned against any attempt to disrupt the state’s law and order in view of the upcoming judgement by the Panchkula court.“All steps are being taken to ensure that law and order is not disturbed in any way in the wake of the court order,” he said.Punjab DGP Suresh Arora personally visited the sensitive areas and put fool-proof security network in place to prevent any untoward incident, officials said.The sexual exploitation case was registered against the head of the sect, which is based in Sirsa in Haryana, in 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after anonymous letters were circulated about the alleged exploitation of two ‘Sadhvis’ (female followers) by Gurmeet Ram Rahim.The Dera chief has denied these charges.Ram Rahim has also had a run-in earlier with Sikh radicals for allegedly dressing up as the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, in 2007 among other instances considered blasphemous by a section of the community.last_img read more

Sachin mixes coaching and business in London

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first_imgA New business venture and imparting batting tips to son Arjun are two things that Sachin Tendulkar is currently focussing on in London before he starts concentrating on the upcoming England series.The iconic batsman has been regularly visiting the Marylebone Cricket Club academy to coach his 11-year-old son Arjun and,A New business venture and imparting batting tips to son Arjun are two things that Sachin Tendulkar is currently focussing on in London before he starts concentrating on the upcoming England series.The iconic batsman has been regularly visiting the Marylebone Cricket Club academy to coach his 11-year-old son Arjun and passing on tips to other people using the indoor nets of the club.An honorary life member of the club, Tendulkar, who has been staying at a property he owns near Lord’s, has been visiting the academy for the past few days.”He (Tendulkar) has been a regular visitor at Lord’s in recent weeks,” an MCC spokesman was quoted as saying by the Sunday Telegraph.And when he is not coaching little Arjun, he is devoting time to his new business venture in Winchester.It’s about cricket-themed entertainment centres where you will be able to bat against an image of Tendulkar (or other, better international bowlers) that runs in and delivers a semi-hard ball at you; or bowl against an image of him that deals with your delivery after calculating the trajectory and rotations of the delivery.Tendulkar was accompanied by his children Arjun and Sara.Last week,Tendulkar, who was watching matches at the Wimbledon, interacted with the legendary Roger Federer.Though he has not had a single net session, Tendulkar will start training from this week for India’s four- match Test series against England.”The effect of Tendulkar’s preparation in London will be that he is in a happy frame of mind when the rest of the Indian party arrives from the West Indies, and if Tendulkar is happy, then so is the whole Indian dressing- room,” said the report.advertisementIn London, Tendulkar has been able to relax, with far fewer bodyguards than normal, the report said. The champion batsman will be aiming for his 100th international century when India take on England at Lord’s in the first Test-the 100th between the teams-and the 2,000th in the history of the game.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more