In late-March, Ghost Light released their long-awaited debut studio album, Best Kept Secrets. The album has been in the works for the better part of two years. During their time on the road since work on the project began, Ghost Light has become one of the most exciting and in-demand live bands on the circuit.Recently, Ghost Light stopped by Denver, CO’s commercial radio station, KBCO, to record a special KBCO Studio C session. The quintet worked through live renditions of lead single “Best Kept Secret” and “Isosceles” from their recently released studio debut, Best Kept Secrets.Head here to watch Ghost Light’s recent KBCO Studio C session.Ghost Light’s 2019 spring tour continues on Wednesday, April 10th, with a stop at St. Louis, MO’s Old Rock House. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information and ticketing, head to the band’s website.Ghost Light 2019 Tour Dates:4/10 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House4/11 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern4/12 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar4/13 – Covington, KY – Madison Live4/16 – Nashville, TN – Basement East4/17 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall4/18 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West4/20 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre4/24 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco4/25 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall4/27 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA4/29 – Atlanta, GA –5/9 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom5/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl5/11 – Portland, ME – Portland House of Music5/15 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre5/16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club5/17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar5/18 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton5/19 – Corolla, NC – Mike Dianna’s Grill Room5/24 – 5/26 – Long Creek, SC – Long Creek Music Festival5/24 – 5/26 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival5/25 – Martinsville, VA – Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival6/6 – 6/8 – Wellston, MI – Camp Greensky Music Festival6/6 – 6/9 – Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam6/27 – 6/30 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival7/5 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater7/18 – 7/21 – North Plains, OR – Northwest String Summit7/20 – Roseberry, ID – Summer Music Festival at Roseberry7/25 – 7/28 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – 7/27 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down Festival8/2 – Johnstown, PA – Flood City Music Festival9/22 – East Aurora, NY – Borderlands Music FestivalView Tour DatesFans heading down to New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival can catch Ghost Light performing a late-night show on Saturday, April 27th (technically early-morning on April 28th) at Republic NOLA. The Ghost Light late-night will immediately follow Tom Hamilton‘s performance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World.Tickets for Ghost Light’s New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest are available here.Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (technically early AM 4/28)Artist: Live For Live Music & 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Present: GHOST LIGHTVenue: Republic NOLA – 828 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: Early-Bird – $20 (limited quantity) / Tier 1 – $22.50 (limited quantity / Tier 2 – $25Time: 2:00 AMFor more information, head here.
Read Full Story Improving health outcomes in African nations requires not just boosting investment in health, but strengthening the capacity of national health care delivery systems, according to speakers at a gathering of African finance ministers at Harvard in early April.“It is not only about increasing the amount of money for health, but also increasing the health for the money,” said Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Julio Frenk at the event, held at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge. The second annual Ministerial Forum for Finance Ministers was jointly organized by HSPH and the African Development Bank. A select group of serving finance ministers were invited to the Forum for their demonstrated interest in health sector strengthening in their nations.Keynote speaker Helen Clark, former New Zealand prime minister and current head of the UN Development Programme, underscored the well-established correlation between health and economic development. “If moral and economic reasons are not sufficient to compel increased national investment in health, the convergence of infections and non-communicable diseases in most African countries will make it unavoidable,” she said.
The FRC’s handling of the Carillion bankruptcy came under the spotlight last yearAccording to BEIS’s consultation, the new regulator is intended to:be a statutory body, giving it powers to make direct changes to accounts rather than apply to court to do so;conduct more “comprehensive, visible reviews for greater transparency”;have specific duties to “protect the interests of customers and the public by setting high standards of statutory audit, corporate reporting and corporate governance”;directly regulate the big audit firms; andbe led by a “diverse board and strong leadership” to help change the culture of the accounting sector and “rebuild [the] respect of those it regulates”.“This new body will build on our status as a great place to do business and will form an important part of strengthened public trust in businesses and the regulations that govern them,” Clark said. Investors victoriousInvestors have been lobbying for audit regulation reform for years, with the UK’s local authority pension funds among the most vocal.The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, a lobby group representing 72 public sector schemes, first called for the FRC to be abolished in 2016 following a parliamentary consultation on corporate governance. The UK government is to abolish the country’s audit and accounting regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), after its governance and effectiveness was heavily criticised in a recent review.Business secretary Greg Clark yesterday announced that the FRC would replaced by a new body, the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority, in line with recommendations made by Sir John Kingman, who led the review.The UK’s department for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) published a consultation aimed at giving the new watchdog “a new mandate, new leadership and stronger statutory powers”, and said it “intends to move swiftly to implement these reforms and overhaul the sector”.In a statement yesterday, BEIS said: “In the interim period until the new regulator is in place, we will be working with the FRC taking forward 48 of the review’s recommendations to address the shortcomings identified in the review such as lack of transparency and to reinforce work to enhance enforcement activity.” Baroness Sharon Bowles has been a vocal critic of the FRCIt reiterated this call last year in its submission to the Kingman review’s call for evidence, citing as evidence hundred pages of documents released to IPE under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act.Baroness Sharon Bowles, a member of the UK parliament’s upper house and former chair of the European Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee, has also criticised the FRC, claiming it was “fatally flawed in the way it was set up and has been operating”.New regulator ‘vital’Chris Cummings, chief executive of the Investment Association, said: “A high-quality audit is vital to ensure that investors have confidence in the information in a company’s annual report. The new regulator will be able to enforce greater sanctions on companies and management in cases of corporate failure, the BEIS statement said. The FRC came under fire last year in the wake of the collapse of Carillion, the dividend disclosures of which it had used as an example of best practice just 12 months before the firm went bankrupt. “A high-quality audit is vital to ensure that investors have confidence in the information in a company’s annual report”Chris Cummings, the Investment Association“The establishment of a new regulator that exists on a statutory footing will help drive standards in the UK audit market and cement the UK’s place as a global leader in corporate governance.“It is vital that the new regulator is established as soon as possible and reflects the views of investors, who are one of the key stakeholders in the audit process. We look forward to responding to the consultation and working with the government to ensure that the investor voice is properly represented within the new regulator.”Natasha Landell-Mills, head of stewardship at Sarasin and a member of the FRC’s recently appointed advisory committee, said: “We welcome the government’s announcement that it plans to press on with reconstituting the accounting and audit regulator.“It should go without saying the Financial Reporting Council is not the right body to lead its own reform during the period of transition and further consultation. The sooner the government refreshes its leadership the better.”The government said it would soon begin recruiting a chair and deputy chair for the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority.Stephen Haddrill, the FRC’s chief executive, had already signalled his intention to step down in late 2019.
Moving to the 500 freestyle, Mathews went hard all the way to the end and, in 5:13.57, again just was faster than was needed since the state qualifying time was 5:14.65. Emma Luttrell got second place in 5:21.30 and Grace Reyna was sixth in 5:47 flat.Though hailing from nearby Cazenovia, Morgan Kingsley qualified for four different races at the state meet. By herself, she went 24.78 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle to beat the state qualifying standard of 24.84 and then hold off Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bryn Myers, who was second in 25.17 seconds. Eighth-grader Georgia Langan took third place in 25.35 seconds.Also, in the 100 breaststroke, Kingsley entered as the top seed with her regular-season time of 1:10.13, but she needed 1:08.60 to reach the state meet – and got there, her 1:08.37 well clear of Liverpool’s Delaney Gellert (1:09.98) in the runner-up spot. F-M’s Katie Ottaviano was third in 1:10.55, with teammates Meghan Seidberg and Caitlin Rameas fifth and sixth, respectively.Luttrell reached the state meet in the 100 butterfly, where her time of 59.95 seconds just was enough since 1:00.02 was needed. Antshel again finished second, in 1:01.31, while Hali Seidberg was sixth in 1:02.98.F-M also qualified for the state meet in two different relays. Kingsley, Luttrell, Langan and Hannah Kellogg went 1:40.16 to win the 200 freestyle relay over Oswego (1:41.61), while Mathews joined Kellogg, Kingsley and Luttrell to go 3:42.29 and win the 400 freestyle relay when 3:42.73 was needed for the state meet.On her own, Kellogg won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.66 to beat out Oswego’s Sydney DeLapp (1:59.48). Meghan Seidberg was sixth in 2:05.47 and Reyna (2:08.85) took eighth place.Kellogg also finished third in the 100 freestyle in 54.57 seconds, while Langan was fourth in 55.98 seconds after she had helped Antshel, Ottaviano and Mathews win the 200 medley relay in 1:52.99 to Liverpool’s 1:53.28.Back on Thursday, at the sectional Class A diving championships, F-M’s Alessandra Manicone had a strong showing, getting to third place with 379.00 points as Cicero-North Syracuse’s Maddie Thorne won with 443 points.Grace VanBramer finished sixth with 324.10 points as Meghan Maloney, with 295.80 points, beat out Natalie Roswick (293.65) and Noelle Anthis (289.60) for ninth place.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: F-Mswimming Not only did F-M pick up 556.5 points to pull far away from runner-up Liverpool (322 points), its swimmers qualified for seven different events for the Nov. 22-23 state championships at Ithaca College.Named the meet’s Most Outstanding Swimmer, Lindsay Mathews got going in the 200-yard individual medley where, in two minutes, 10.36 seconds, she beat the state qualifying standard by more than two seconds.In that same race, Addie Antshel finished second in 2:16.47, with Kate Ottaviano (2:20.43) and Jessey Eisenhut (2:24.83) also finished in the top five. Earlier in this decade, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls program was close to an empty shell, with low participation and enthusiasm.Now, though, the Hornets are unstoppable, having rolled to another Salt City Athletic Conference title and then added a fourth consecutive Section III Class A championship Friday at Nottingham High School.And this one might have proven the most impressive of all.
Dr. Lawrence Sherman, General Surgeon at the Firestone Health Services, has recommended treatment abroad for three year-old Philip Zinnah Jr. to repair glands on his penis damaged as a result of a poorly performed circumcision.A medical report signed by Dr. Sherman dated April 2, 2014, said Zinnah will need the services of a specialized doctor (urologist) to prevent further damage to his glands and (for Zinnah) to have some form of a penis.According to Philip Zinnah Sr., a physician assistant, whom he did not identify, circumcised his son at the TB Annex, Oldest Congo Town in Monrovia on January 4, 2014.He said he later discovered that his son’s circumcision was not properly done.“My son cries every time he pee-pees,” said the worried father, “and I have been trying to get medical help to correct the mistake on his penis.”Dr. Sherman’s medical report further states, “Our institution on March 17, 2014 received complaint of painful and difficult urination” by the boy.The boy’s mother, the medical report indicated, had “a pre-natal and post-natal period and the child received all required vaccinations.”“Physical examination revealed a healthy looking two year old at the appropriate development milestone.”The report further said that when the boy was examined it was discovered that his “penis appeared absent but was palpable below the skin fold.”“There was pinpoint opening in the skin covering the gland with a noticeable absence of the penile head and both tests were palpable in the scrotum.“An impression of traumatic amputation of the penile head with urethra-stenosis was made and Urethral Dilatation was performed to relieve the dysuria.”Meanwhile, Mr. Zinnah has appealed to well-meaning Liberians, NGOs, church groups, humanitarian organizations, government officials, among others to come to their aid.He can be contacted through the mobile phone numbers; (+231) 0886-930-404, (+231)0770-690-998.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)