Mysterious Political Radiohead Street Art Is Appearing For The 20th Anniversary Of ‘OK Computer’

first_imgIn major cities across the world like London, New York, Amsterdam, and more, mysterious Radiohead-themed street art has been popping up. The words these anonymous posters contain are reminiscent of the lyrics of “Fitter Happier” off of OK Computer, with political messages such as “More Public Fear/More Private Security” and “Less Political Participation/Worse Politicians/More Fear.” These speculations that the street art is related to OK Computer are strengthened by the dates at the bottom of each piece, which note 1997 and 2017, alluding to OK Computer’s 20th anniversary coming up on May 21st.Additionally, Stanley Donwood, the artist and writer behind Radiohead’s album and poster artwork since 1994, recently posted an work on Instagram post featuring the Radiohead logo front and center along with the caption “soon to be real,” only heightening speculations that the Radiohead camp is behind the street art ahead of the seminal album’s 20th anniversary. Pitchfork notes that it has reached out to Radiohead about these mysterious pop-up works.Take a listen to “Fitter Happier,” then take a look at Donwood’s post and images of the street art to decide for yourself what’s the meaning behind the works.[Photo credit: Dan Jordan] [H/T Pitchfork] Just saw this on the way to the studio now hype levels spiralling out of control #okcomputer pic.twitter.com/8dTWKru01y— martin (@doksan) April 26, 2017last_img read more

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Second Circuit Board Candidates Platform Statements

first_img March 1, 2005 Regular News Below are platform statements for candidates for the special election for Second Circuit, Seat 2, on The Florida Bar Board of Governors.Filing for the contest closed February 15, and the winner will be sworn in at the June Annual Meeting to finish the last year in the term of board member Michael Glazer, who is resigning from the board.Ballots will be mailed around March 1 (along with ballots for the seven regular 2005 board races), and must be returned to the Bar’s election company no later than midnight, March 21. As explained in the ballot, members have the option of casting a paper ballot, or voting online.If there is a runoff, those ballots will be mailed around April 1, and must be returned by midnight April 21.March 15 is the deadline for filing for the 17th Circuit, Seat 3, special election to replace board member Henry Latimer, who was killed in a car accident January 24. If contested, ballots for that race will be mailed around April 1 and must be returned no later than midnight April 21, and platform statements will be in the April 1 Bar News. Dominic M. Caparello Thank you for the opportunity to represent you and the Second Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. I believe my background and experience as a civil trial attorney, with prior leadership positions within the local and state bar associations, will allow me to be an effective voice for you within the Bar.My prior experience in Bar matters has convinced me that effective representation requires not only listening and articulating your positions, but also that your representative be able to translate your views into concrete and affirmative action with results. As a past president of the Tallahassee Bar Association, chair of the Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, member of this circuit’s judicial nominating commission, and chair of the Bar’s Judicial Nominating Committee, I have been actively involved in reaching consensus and obtaining results for you on many issues that have had meaningful impact on our practices.Our circuit is fortunate in that it includes a significant number of governmental attorneys. Given the unique employment constraints government lawyers face, some issues will affect them differently. However, regardless of whether your practice is in the private or the public sector, most Bar issues affect us equally. All of us must continue to fend off the almost yearly legislative attempts to regulate attorneys and erode the independence of our courts. To this end, proper court staffing and funding is critical. New judgeships will be requested by the Supreme Court. We need to safeguard the process that allows judges to be selected on the basis of ability, intellect, and temperament, as free from politics as possible.Diversity, professionalism, and how attorneys are perceived by the public are crucial. As a past chair of the Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section, I have been able to diversify the section by increasing minority representation and adding different practice areas within the section’s executive council. I will continue my efforts to increase diversity in the Bar’s decision-making process.CLE, board certification, and professionalism requirements must be made as fair, cost effective, and as available as possible. I hope to be able to implement more creative ways in which all attorneys, government and private, can meet their Bar obligations without undue cost and time hardships. I also hope to make practice area specialization and re-certification more fair by offering alternative methods to maintaining certification.Advertising, public perception of attorneys, multidisciplinary, and multijurisdictional practice issues, as well as Article V funding and legislative or constitutional reforms, will continue to create challenges for all of us. I have had firsthand experience in dealing with these issues for you and I want to continue to protect your interests. I know I can do so effectively, and ask for your confidence and vote. I believe in a fair, united, and inclusive, rather than exclusive, Bar and I pledge to you my very best and sincerest efforts to represent all attorneys in our circuit. I hope I can count on your vote and ask that you please remember to send in your ballot in my support. Thank you.Charles E. “Chuck” Hobbs II Second Circuit Board Candidates Platform Statements Second Circuit Board Candidates Platform Statementscenter_img Contrary to popular opinion, the practice of law encompasses more than notoriety and pecuniary gain as our profession, more than most, is centered on public service. Toward this end it would be an honor for me to serve on the Board of Governors as a representative from the Second Judicial Circuit, Seat 2. I currently practice as an associate with the Knowles and Randolph law firm.In the 50 years since its founding The Florida Bar has strove to become an ethnically and gender diverse organization, but despite great gains, its governing body remains underrepresentative of the minority legal population. If elected, I would be fortunate to continue the work of my mother, Dr. Vivian L. Hobbs, a public member of the board from 2000-2004, and the late Judge Henry Lattimer, to name a few, in working to provide a voice for minorities and women.Further, I am interested in providing a voice for individuals who work in state government, small firms, or in solo practice. Following graduation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, I served as an assistant state attorney for William N. Meggs. I have since been a trial lawyer, first as an associate with Frank E. Sheffield, P.A., and then as a sole practitioner. For four years, I served as a member of the conflict panel providing counsel to indigent clients in our circuit. These experiences gave me an understanding of the vicissitudes that define the practice of law for a significant number of attorneys in our circuit. I would advocate increased mentoring opportunities between new and seasoned lawyers similar to the American Inns of Court. Through mentorship, many of the problems that plague small firms and sole practitioners may be ameliorated.As attorneys, we are afforded a unique opportunity to shape cultural mores through advocacy and judicial fiat. One of the most important issues that our profession faces, however, is overcoming the negative attacks that have made “lawyer” synonymous with “greed.” Special interest groups have falsely accused lawyers of prosecuting frivolous lawsuits that drive doctors and businesses from our state. Further, over the past 10 years, the legislature has placed considerable restraints on our criminal court judges by implementing mandatory sentencing laws. Arguably, these changes are a direct result of public perception that our prosecutors and judges are soft on crime. As a governor, I would work to launch an expansive public relations campaign to inform the citizens of our state about our profession. highlighting the altruism that lawyers display through pro bono assistance and the countless hours spent by judges ensuring that the public has an opportunity to be heard, we can do more to define ourselves in the court of public opinion.If elected, I will work to combat the insidious campaigns that cast our profession as ignoble. These goals will be achieved by more diversity on the governing board, enhanced professionalism through mentorships, and the zealous advocacy of the complete autonomy of the judicial branch of government. Lynne Quimby-Pennock My name is Lynne Quimby-Pennock, and I am asking for your vote for the Second Judicial Circuit, Seat 2, representative to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar.I have lived and practiced in the Second Circuit for over 20 years. We have a rich tradition of representation, and I intend to continue that tradition.Having served on one of the grievance committees for our circuit, I developed a keen sense of some issues facing our profession. Although discipline is a huge part of the Bar’s function, professionalism and education must also be at the forefront.I want to focus on education and professionalism. Not just our own continuing legal education requirements, but also the ongoing education of the public as to what we do, and how we can assist all persons. Professionalism is a key to our success, and unfortunately there appears to be a lack of it among our brethren. I became an attorney because I held a number of local lawyers in high regard. However, after achieving my goal, I have seen the professionalism I originally witnessed erode away. I believe that through education we can improve ourselves and our profession.My work experiences and community involvement have been extensive. I have practiced with several state agencies and currently work as an assistant general counsel for the Department of Health. I have been a member of the Florida Government Bar Association for a number of years and recently served as its president. Our local teen court is a unique opportunity to help youth in our community and I have enjoyed the numerous evenings spent serving as a judge for teen court. We are fortunate to live with a law school in our midst, and I also have enjoyed judging the various mock trials/moot court events it has sponsored. Additionally, I am a member of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association. My husband and I actively support the Children’s Home Society, the Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee, the FSU Boosters, and our children’s various school functions. I am a proud five-plus gallon blood donor, and I encourage each of you to donate blood as you can.I would welcome your thoughts and comments about issues that are important to you. You may contact me via e-mail at [email protected] I will study the issues facing the board, attempt to get feedback from you, and try my best to communicate with all our members.Please vote for me, Lynne Quimby-Pennock, in the upcoming election for the Board of Governors, Seat 2. Thank you for your support in this challenging and exciting endeavor.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration: New Funding Awarded to Assist Hospitals Across Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration: New Funding Awarded to Assist Hospitals Across Pennsylvania Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $324 million in funding has been awarded to 31 hospitals across the commonwealth through the Hospital Emergency Loan Program, or HELP, which provides short-term financial relief as hospitals combat the surge of COVID-19 cases in their area.“As Pennsylvania continues to practice social distancing, we have successfully flattened the curve, but we know that our fight against COVID-19 is far from over,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will allow our hospitals to hold steady in that fight with the peace of mind that they have access to the resources they need to provide critical care to their communities.”A list of approved hospitals can be found here.The loan package was made available to the commonwealth’s hospitals to provide immediate financial support for working capital to ensure that these facilities have sufficient personnel, equipment, and personal protective equipment.The funding was dispersed by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) and is being administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) through the Pennsylvania First Program (PA First).“Our number one priority is protecting the health and well-being of Pennsylvanians, and that priority extends from the home to the hospitals,” Governor Wolf said. “By distributing this emergency funding to our commonwealth’s health care system, we are safeguarding our hospitals working hard to combat this virus.”The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, with the goal of easing the financial strain of the pandemic and smoothing the transition back into regular health care operation.Pennsylvania health care facilities licensed as hospitals by the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the Health Care Facilities Act of 1979 that are eligible to receive federal grant funding through the CARES Act are eligible for HELP.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit on.pa.gov/coronavirus.View this information in Spanish.center_img April 30, 2020last_img read more

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Whicker: Kenley Jansen, Dodgers’ closer with big shoulders, looms large over Chicago

first_img“They’re both similar in resolve, similar personalities, very mellow. But both are up to the task.”Like Rivera, Jansen is no one-inning robot. Fourteen times Jansen went past one inning to earn a save or a win this year, a nod to the road ahead. Jansen blew one save all year, in Atlanta on July 23, and the Dodgers came back to win that game.“When I go more than one inning, it’s just batter to batter,” Jansen said. “I sit next to (pitching coach) Rick Honeycutt and we go over it one by one. It’s not a false story where I’m thinking about the other guys coming up.“I think I’m proudest of the fact that this year I’m not afraid to throw my pitches when I’m behind 3-and-1, 3-and-2. I just pitch. In Arizona (Game 3 of the NLDS), Paul Goldschmidt was up, and he was the tying run in the ninth, and I had to go 3-and-2 and I threw one low and away but he chased it. I was lucky there, but I’ll keep doing that.”Rivera rode that cutter from Panama to Cooperstown. Jansen was a one-hit wonder, too. But now he has diversified. According to Pitch F/X, Jansen has thrown the slider 17 percent of the time in October. In April of 2013, Jansen’s cutters made up 94 percent of the total. It’s difficult enough to merely react to Jansen, but now he asks you to think.Another difference is that Rivera was renowned for breaking bats. Jansen just avoids them. He has allowed batting averages of .177 and .160 the past two years. His strikeout rate, per nine innings, is 14.0 for his career. Rivera’s was 8.2.Jansen re-signed with the Dodgers in January but it was no sure thing. “Washington came really close, to be honest with you,” he said. “They really have a great organization.”That decision preserved the National League dynamic. Once Jansen did re-sign with L.A., Manager Dave Roberts pushed him to the front row of the class. He asked him to be the leader of the bullpen in everyday life, not just in numbers.“I just think when you push people to be leaders it helps them become accountable,” Roberts said. “The bullpen is where a lot of opinions on your ballclub are formed. So if you have the guy in the back of the bullpen aligned with me, that’s a big step.”The Cubs are 0 for 24 against the Dodgers’ bullpen in the NLCS. Seven have faced Jansen. Five have struck out and only one has hit a fair ball.Good closers shorten games. Great ones shorten seasons. Jansen is five championships shy of the man he wants to be. But those who face him in 2017 know he’s Mo of the same. Hoff sets two American records at Olympic Swim Trials PreviousDodgers Kenley Jansen, #74, throws a strike during the 9th inning. The Dodgers defeated the cubs 4-1 with a HR by Justin Turner in the 9th inning of the NLCS game 2 at Dodger stadium Sunday, October 15, 2017. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws to the plate against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 points to the sky after getting the final out of the game against Chicago Cubs left fielder Jon Jay #30. The Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrate after their win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of baseball’s National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes #15 hugs Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 after the final out of the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers played the Arizona Diamondbacks in game 2 of the National League Division Series. Los Angeles,, CA 10/8/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen #74 points to the sky after the final out of the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers played the Arizona Diamondbacks in game 2 of the National League Division Series. Los Angeles,, CA 10/8/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen celebrates after their win against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of baseball’s National League Division Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers Kenley Jansen, #74, throws a strike during the 9th inning. The Dodgers defeated the cubs 4-1 with a HR by Justin Turner in the 9th inning of the NLCS game 2 at Dodger stadium Sunday, October 15, 2017. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 10Dodgers Kenley Jansen, #74, throws a strike during the 9th inning. The Dodgers defeated the cubs 4-1 with a HR by Justin Turner in the 9th inning of the NLCS game 2 at Dodger stadium Sunday, October 15, 2017. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen struck up a friendship with Alex Rodriguez.This winter he hopes to parlay that into a meeting with Mariano Rivera, who closed out five World Series for the Yankees.Jim Leyland managed against Rivera for enough years to say he should have been Most Valuable Player nearly every year. Now Rivera is in the accolade phase of his life. He will go into the Hall of Fame in 2019, the first opportunity.Related Articles Mt. SAC going for another title It was pure heresy, especially in New York, to think any closer deserved to touch the hem of Rivera’s garment. But if this keeps up, Rivera might tell Jansen that the pleasure is all his.center_img “Alex and Fred McGriff were two of my favorite players,” Jansen said. “Alex told me he was one of my biggest fans. I said, ‘wow, I’m a big fan of yours.’ Then he said he was going to hook me up with Mo whenever he got a chance. That’s who I started paying attention to when I started pitching.”Rivera was a dancer, Jansen a 3-technique tackle. But they share a little more every year, particularly now that Jansen has established himself as the man at the end of the dark, narrow hall.The Cubs trail the Dodgers 2-0 in the National League Championship Series. They have no countermove for Jansen, except to grab a stout early lead.Their bullpen coach, Mike Borzello, helped design this weapon that threatens to eat Chicago. Borzello had the same position with the Yankees in the dynasty years, and then with the Dodgers.“When Kenley came up in 2010 after they converted him from catcher, I had a couple of  bullpen sessions on the side with him, and I saw the natural cut, the same one I saw with Mo,” Borzello said. “I was in shock. I’d never seen anything close to that from anybody else. 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