It’s Hammer Time, baby! MC Hammer will head out for his first major concert tour since 1991 this spring and summer when his House Party Tour kicks off on April 6th in Tallahassee, FL. The rapper, who rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s with mega-hits like “U Can’t Touch This”, will be joined on the all-star nostalgia run by a mix of colleagues who are also heavily connected to that musical era including En Vogue, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Kid ‘n Play, Sisqo, Doug E Fresh, Tone Loc, Montell Jordan, Tag Team, Rob Base, Young MC, DJ Kool, Biz Markie, Coolio, The Funky Bunch (sans Marky Mark Wahlberg), and 2 Live Crew.The 12-date tour will take the mix of throwback performers across the United States starting with a run of shows along the west coast in California, Nevada, and Colorado. The tour will then head east across the midwest with more stops in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Texas before wrapping with a performance in Maryland Heights, Missouri on August 9th. The lineup for each show will vary from city to city, but MC Hammer will be involved with every performance.“Hammer continues to be one of our top clients, and he’s one of the hardest working and most giving people I know,” MC Hammers agent Jeff Epstein said of the upcoming tour in a statement. “The demand for him as a performer has actually increased while he’s been off the touring circuit. He truly is 2 legit to quit!”Fans can click here for tickets to select shows on the tour. Fans can also reference the schedule below for a detailed tour itinerary with the nightly performer lineups for the upcoming summer concert run.Hammer’s House Party Tour DatesApril 6 – Tallahassee, FL – Doak Campbell Stadium (MC Hammer, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc)June 7 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery (MC Hammer, En Vogue, Tone Loc)June 8 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort (MC Hammer, En Vogue, Montell Jordan)July 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew)July 13 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Young MC, 2 Live Crew, The Funky Bunch)July 19 – Englewood, CO Fiddler’s – Green Amphitheatre (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Sisqo, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, The Funky Bunch)July 25 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Kid n Play, 2 Live Crew, The Funky Bunch)July 26 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Coolio, Biz Markie, DJ Kool)July 27 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (MC Hammer, Kid n Play, Coolio, Biz Markie, DJ Kool)August 2 – Irving, TX – The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Kid n Play, Sisqo, 2 Live Crew)August 3 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Doug E Fresh, Kid n Play, Rob Base, Tone Loc)August 9 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, Tone Loc, Tag Team)View All Tour Dates
1 – Based on Dell EMC internal estimates. Actual customer price may vary based on a variety of individual circumstances.2 – Performance results based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC, April – June, 2017. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. It’s a lot of technology to cram into a small package – and it’s precisely the combination of capabilities our small- to mid-size customers have been requesting to help them compete with larger rivals in their respective industries.Highly extensible on-rampMost importantly, SCv3000 gives these budget-conscious IT managers a truly future-proof introduction to advanced storage. Where else will you find a customer-installable array with starting street price under $10K and all these capabilities?Robust VMware, Microsoft and other 3rd-party integrationsEver-expanding Dell EMC ecosystem support (Networker, Data Domain, VPLEX, PowerPath, etc.)Seamless federation/replication with a family of larger midrange systemsThe bottom line is buying confidence. SCv3000 customers are empowered to move forward quickly, trusting a proven architecture, backed by Dell EMC’s world-class innovation and customer care. As needs change, they can move up in the SC Series portfolio at any time while preserving and extending their initial investment. Stellar upgrade optionsAnd believe me, there’s still plenty of room to move up! Fast as the SCv3000 is, the adjacent SC5020, launched in May, offers twice the real-world performance (>250,000 read/write IOPS or >370,000 max reads), not to mention Intelligent Deduplication. And it just gets better from there, with SC9000 now pegging max speeds well over 400,000 IOPS.2Whether you step up to that extra performance right away, or integrate it later with included multi-array federation – you’ll be able to move your workloads among arrays quickly without interrupting them. The point is, whatever your starting point, SC Series has a right-sized, right-priced and right-performance solution to meet today’s needs, plus evolve wherever your business takes you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVJWjmKhI7gStay tuned for more good things from SC. Today’s announcement won’t be the last you hear regarding this dynamic, interconnected portfolio. But if you’ve been waiting to get on board because of feature limitations at the affordable entry-level, now is definitely the time to let your best apps shine on the SCv3000.Learn more about SCv3000 Series Storage Arrays:SC Hybrid Arrays Spec SheetSC Series Animated Video Overview This week we’re announcing our new Dell EMC SCv3000 Series arrays, the latest offering in the popular SC lineup. Designed to provide unprecedented customer advantages at the “most affordable” end of midrange storage, this release signals an increasingly bright future for the overall SC Series, already poised for significant share gain in an expanding market.With modern auto-tiering, hybrid flash configuration options, intelligent data reduction and enterprise-class management, SCv3000 is a low-priced powerhouse. It showcases Dell EMC’s uncanny ability to make leading technology practical and attainable for more customers.Complete portfolio refreshSCv3000 is the final step in an upgrade process that began with the award-winning SC9000 array. Following that release, SC7020 and SC5020 also offered quantum leaps within their respective categories. SCv3000 now completes the transformation, making SC Series a more heterogeneous family, with unified software capabilities across a diversified hardware platform.SCv3000 goes beyond the previous-generation entry product (SCv2000), upgrading it with key capabilities of the larger SC arrays. Performance has ramped 50 percent with faster processors and 2X more memory, and additional SC Operating System features have been enabled, includingData Progression – now build auto-tiering, “zero-100 percent flash” hybrid solutions!Intelligent Compression – dramatic cost savings on both SSDs and HDDsMulti-array featuresFull replication with SC9000, SC7020, SC5020 and SC4020Federated clusters (Live Migrate)Native auto-failover/auto-repair (Live Volume)Cross-platform replication/management with PS Series (EqualLogic) arrays
Related Shows TV’s favorite serial killer is ready to rock on Broadway…in heels! Dexter’s Michael C. Hall will be the next star to don a wig and heels in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The Golden Globe winner will rock in the role starting October 16 at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, with Tony winner Lena Hall continuing as onstage hubby Yitzhak. Current star Andrew Rannells will play the final performance of his limited engagement on October 12. View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Written by John Cameron Mitchell and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score by Stephen Trask features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more. Although Hall was most recently seen in the Will Eno play The Realistic Joneses, he first made a name for himself in Broadway musicals, taking on the Emcee in Cabaret in 1999 and portraying Billy Flynn in Chicago in 2002. Off-Broadway, his credits include Mr. Marmalade, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, Henry V, The English Teachers, Corpus Christi, Romeo and Juliet and Skylight. Hall is best known for playing serial killer Dexter Morgan in Showtime’s Dexter, earning one Golden Globe Award from five nominations and six Emmy Award nods. Other screen credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and the films Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015
Broadway and Big Brother alum Frankie J. Grande returns to the Great White Way in Rock of Ages beginning November 10. He’ll play a limited engagement as Franz in the rock ‘n’ roll tuner at the Helen Hayes Theatre through January 18, 2015. Related Shows Featuring a score of such classic rock hits as “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. The current cast also includes Constantine Maroulis, Lauren Zakrin, Chester See, Genson Blimline, Adam Dannheisser, Josephine Rose Roberts and Teresa Stanley. Rock of Ages View Comments Grande has appeared on the Broadway stage in Mamma Mia!, and served as a producer for the revivals of Hamlet, La Bete and Born Yesterday. He also played a drag queen pageant hopeful in the benefit production of Pageant: The Musical. He was originally scheduled to star in the tuner’s recent off-Broadway production, but instead appeared on Big Brother. Speaking of older siblings, he’s Ariana Grande’s half-brother. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This newly built Colonial with an open concept, high ceilings and located within walking distance from a local private beach is listed for sale at 58 Lorraine Rd. in Island Park village.Built in 2018, this big blue four-bedroom home has three and a half bathrooms and is situated on a 6,000-square-foot lot, which gives its first owner plenty of room for a backyard pool. The house is compliant with Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines.It comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen with marble counters and backsplash, a living room/dining room combo, den, crown moldings, stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning and in-ground sprinklers. It has attic storage on the third floor. Outside it has a one-car detached garage and rear deck.The property is located five blocks from the Island Park Long Island Rail Road station, downtown Island Park and less than two miles from the Long Beach oceanfront. It is in the Island Park School District.The asking price is $659,000, not including the annual property taxes of $16,102.The real estate agents listed for the property are Carmine Musto and Dominick Musto of Island Premier Properties, Ltd. They can be reached at 516-482-0805.
by: Jeff YeagerWith the curtain now drawn on 2014, it’s time to reveal my annual list of most-shocking money facts I discovered in the last year. Here are the 10 most fascinating financial factoids I stumbled across in 2014 that pertain to your money, not all of which originated in 2014.10. $558,328.83: The Cost of Every Item Advertised During the 2014 Super BowlThis staggering calculation comes from writer and former “The Price Is Right” contestant Alex Zeldin on Guff.com. Just for the record, the vast majority of that expenditure would be on automobiles advertised during the game — you’d get about a dozen and a half vehicles, for a total of almost $557,000. And if you’re wondering, all cost figures are before taxes.9. 73 Percent of Parents Ages 40 to 59 Support a Boomerang ChildA 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center found that a staggering 73 percent of parents ages 40 to 59 have helped to financially support an adult child in the last year. Where did that financial support go? A 2013 survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that, of parents who supported their grown children over the last five years, about 10 percent helped with credit card debit, student loans, and insurance, while 15 to 20 percent said that their help went toward health care costs, car loans, cell phone bills, and rent or mortgage expenses. The biggest shocker? In 36 percent of cases, parents forking over dough to their adult kids weren’t sure how their money was being used. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOppose tax bill that will hurt nonprofitsNon-profit organizations — including charities, colleges and universities, hospitals and religious institutions — are enormously important to the economic health of our area.It’s important that we call on our congressional representatives to repeal the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) of 21 percent on parking and transportation fringe benefits provided by tax-exempt entities. This was included in the tax reform act last year. Housing project costs are very highRe Dec. 8 article, “Hamilton Hill housing gets $3.3 million boost,” $40 million toward a second phase. Most of these organizations are subject to this tax, particularly those that provide parking predominantly for their employees. Employers who do not provide their employees with cash subsidies for parking or transit benefits will still have to estimate and assess tax on the cost of maintaining employee parking spaces if most of the spots are used by employees. Incredibly, even employers who do not pay for these amenities, but ask their employees to pay their own costs on a pre-tax basis, are taxed as well.The result is that already-overstretched, non-profit budgets must be stretched further to pay this federal tax. This needlessly burdens the public service missions of many worthy organizations. The alternative many face is to take the benefit away from their employees.Please join me in asking U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko and Elise Stefanik, and U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer to support efforts to repeal this tax and to correct this unfair and burdensome situation. Let’s enable these worthy organizations to focus their resources on their missions; performing some of the most essential work of our region and our society. Keith KaplanSaratoga Springs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only approved one marijuana drug. Does anyone care about the long-term effect on humans?Veterinarians are concerned on the harmful effects on animals. Do we have the same concern for humans? There is a nationwide crisis with teenagers vaping. What happens when you add marijuana to the mix?We spend millions a year on ads on the harmful effects of smoking and drug addictions on one’s health. Will we spend more to counter the impact of marijuana?The state Comptroller’s Office estimates a $3.1 billion market for recreational marijuana that could conservatively yield annual tax revenues of as much as $1.3 billion. I believe our annual state budget is about $168 billion. The increase in revenue from marijuana would be less than 1 percent of the total. That’s just a rounding error for the state, and it’s wasteful spending.Finally how many deaths will be caused by increased DUI’s and other circumstances due to marijuana? I wouldn’t want to be one of our legislators who vote for legalization and have those deaths on my conscience.Jim VincentNiskayuna Consider negatives of legalizing potThere have recently been a number of articles on recreational marijuana. It appears the focus is on the new revenue the state will receive. Consider the following:Many doctors have indicated marijuana is a gateway drug. Are we adding to the state’s addiction problem?The American Medical Association has not given its overall approval for medical marijuana, let alone recreational marijuana. The numbers I pulled out were: 58 units at $22 million, or approximately $379,000 per unit; 85 units at $40 million, or approximately $482,000 per unit. I think those numbers are astounding.I certainly understand the need. What I can’t understand is the cost. It seems to me that when the government or tax money is involved in construction projects, money is no concern. It’s a concern to me, since I live in the highest-taxed state in the union.How about we rehab some of the foreclosed properties? Let’s assume the average single-family home in the city is $125,000 —that’s about three or four houses versus one unit in this project.See? The numbers don’t click.As I said, I understand the need, but you have to understand it has to be paid out of our pocket (the taxpayers).There ain’t no free lunch.Charles “Bill” HansenRotterdam JunctionMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine
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“We urge the government to come up with new ideas so that suspected and confirmed cases may be swiftly treated. This may be done by bolstering coordination between ministries, agencies and hospitals. Such an effort would be beneficial for the contact-tracing process,” he told The Jakarta Post over the phone on Tuesday, adding that interagency coordination remained lackluster even amid coronavirus concerns.He went on to say that the government had to ensure that all 132 hospitals designated as referral centers for COVID-19 cases across the country were properly equipped to treat patients.Read also: Jakarta designates five more hospitals as COVID-19 referral centers“Not only do we need to ensure the treatment of patients but we must also consider the safety of health workers. This is why we need to make sure that every referral center is equipped with an adequate supply of protective gear,” Saleh said.Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Netty Prasetiyani shared Saleh’s concerns, saying it was imperative that the government improve vertical and horizontal communication channels in its battle against the virus.“The recent detection of COVID-19 patients in Singapore may well serve as a reminder for the government to heighten its alertness at home,” she told the Post. “Make sure that every hospital and health center as well as related agencies and departments are well-coordinated to immediately report suspected coronavirus cases.” The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore has again recently urged Indonesian citizens who are in Singapore or planning to visit to be vigilant and to follow the rules and instructions from the city-state authorities, who recently announced that all visitors seeking treatment for COVID-19 would need to pay for their treatment.”The Indonesian Embassy in Singapore would like to again remind all Indonesian citizens in Singapore and Indonesian citizens planning to visit Singapore that the [Disease Outbreak Response System Condition] Orange status still applies in Singapore to overcome COVID-19, so high vigilance is still needed,” the embassy said in a statement.Read also: COVID-19: Referral hospitals in West Java lack protective gear, medical equipmentTreatment of severe respiratory infections at public hospitals in Singapore typically costs between S$6,000 and $8,000 (US$4,300-5,800), according to the Ministry of Health’s website.“We expect that all Indonesian citizens follow the [rules of] Singapore authorities on handling the spread of COVID-19, such as maintaining personal health and hygiene, periodically washing hands after activities in public spaces, avoiding crowded places and events when not urgent and immediately seeing a doctor if you experience symptoms,” the embassy said in a statement.The Indonesian Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, was not immediately available for comment when contacted by the Post.Topics : Meanwhile, a 64-year-old Indonesian man referred to as Case 147 arrived in Singapore on Saturday and tested positive for the virus on Sunday. Singapore’s Ministry of Health identified both cases as imported cases, meaning they likely contracted the virus before arriving in Singapore.Read also: Indonesia confirms first possible COVID-19 community transmission as cases rise to 27A 50-year-old Indonesian woman also recently tested positive in Australia after arriving there from Jakarta, but the Indonesian Health Ministry has said it believes she had not contracted the virus in Indonesia.National Mandate Party (PAN) politician Saleh Daulay called on the government to ensure that every ministry, local administration, agency and health center maintain a constant line of communication with one another to improve the identification of COVID-19 cases as the country was still in the early stage of a health emergency. Lawmakers have urged the government to bolster interinstitutional coordination to improve the detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases across the country, given that a number of patients seem to have slipped under its radar only to be identified later beyond the country’s borders.A 65-year-old Indonesian man referred to as Case 152 in Singapore arrived in the city state on Saturday after having reported symptoms the week before and sought treatment at a hospital in Jakarta on March 2. He visited Singapore General Hospital on Friday and tested positive on Saturday.
The West Java administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek) until July 2.West Java COVID-19 task force secretary Daud Achmad said the 28-day extension of the policy in Jakarta’s satellite cities had become effective on Saturday. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has issued a circular on the province’s plan to prepare for the so-called “new normal” to resume certain activities under health protocols. The letter was distributed to regents and mayors across the province.In the circular, Ridwan asked regents and mayors to set PSBB policies that were proportional to the level of emergency in their respective areas. The governor also asked regional leaders to give leeway for religious activities in houses of worship.The provincial administration has urged mayors and regents to be consistent in sanctioning people found in violation of PSBB.“Regency and city administrations are required to submit a proposal to revoke PSBB and implement the new normal policy to the Health Minister through the governor. They must attach a study showing their preparedness to implement the new normal policy,” Daud said.As of Saturday, health authorities had confirmed 2,376 cases of COVID-19 in West Java, with 158 deaths and 779 recoveries. Nationwide, there have been 30,514 cases and 1,801 deaths.Topics : He said polices would be adjusted to each district, village and sub-district based on the level of emergency. The policy would also be adjusted to Jakarta’s plan to gradually ease restrictions in several sectors in June.Daud added that Bodebek residents were required to follow PSBB and continue wearing masks, washing their hands and maintaining physical distance.“The key to the success of PSBB in Bodebek is the public’s adherence to the rules, which could help break the COVID-19 transmission chain,” said Daud.Read also: Indonesia records unprecedented daily spike in COVID-19 cases