Gorillaz Announce All Contributors For New Album Will Perform Demon Dayz Festival

first_imgMuch about Gorillaz’s new music festival, Demon Dayz Festival, is still under wraps. Though the lineup outside of Gorillaz has yet to be announced, details around the festival slated to take place on June 10th, at Dreamland in Margate, Kent, UK, are slowly being revealed.The Gorillaz’s first live performance in five years went down last Friday, during which the group played the entirety of their new album, Humanz, in a secret location for dedicated fans. The group live-streamed the previously released tracks off Humanz via their Facebook, and also dropped some hints about who’ll be joining them at Demon Dayz. Albarn, during the performance noted about Friday’s show, “We’ve got pretty much everyone who’s on the record here. A few people couldn’t make it because they had other stuff that was booked in beforehand. But they’ll be all here when we play [Demon Dayz].”The confirmed collaborators, as previously leaked earlier in the month but officially confirmed the day before the Friday show, include Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Grace Jones, De La Soul, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Kelela, and D.R.A.M. Keep an eye out for more Gorrilaz news in the coming months, and make sure to grab Humanz when it drops on April 28th to tide you over till Demon Dayz Festival.[H/T NME]last_img read more

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Belles snag second in CPA case competition

first_imgFour students from Saint Mary’s College brought home a second-place finish from the annual Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) Case Study Competition, which took place in Indianapolis on Nov. 16. Senior Chelsea Pacconi and juniors Christina Boesler, Christine Czajkowski and Morgan Mlinac made up the team of students, and Mary Ann Merryman, accounting and business professor from the College, held the position of faculty advisor for the competition. The 2012 competition is the ninth year students from Saint Mary’s have participated in the CPA competition, Merryman said. She has been the advisor for the previous years as well. “I think that I have seen an increased confidence on the part of the student team members. The Saint Mary›s team has been in the finals seven of the past eight years,” Merryman said. “The students are definitely not cocky, but when you put the time and effort into the competition that they have, you know that you are prepared.” Pacconi, who took on the mentor role for the group, participated in the competition last year as a junior and stayed on as a senior to help the students new to the competition. “[Being a mentor] was definitely a transition from my role last year,” Pacconi said. “Being the mentor for the team taught me how valuable last year was. I had great mentors who led me in the right direction of how to mentor the team.” Pacconi noticed how much experience in this competition makes a difference from one year to the next for the group. “Christina, Christine and Morgan really challenged me to be the best I could be and to set the example of how each member should work toward the project,” Pacconi said. As far as selection of team members, Merryman said the process is a contribution of her input as well as the input of the students who participated the year before and would like to join the team again. “We try to select students who will work well together and who are willing to make the commitment,” she said. “I was extremely impressed with and proud of this year’s team. They went from knowing virtually nothing about a very technical topic (business acquisitions) to giving a professional presentation on the topic in less than a month’s time.” The competition itself presents participants with a case study that required the Indiana college teams to compile a package supporting or rejecting the acquisition of one company by another. The teams were given very little information about either company and were instructed to draft and document any assumptive details necessary. “The competition was very difficult. In addition to regular work for classes, the case demanded a lot of work in a short amount of time,” Pacconi said. “I can relate the case to the Saint Mary’s business senior composition, although that is prepared over a semester and this only allows 10 days.” For the topic this year, Pacconi said she and her team felt it was particularly difficult because none of the students had firsthand experience relating to this topic. “Also, when submitting the paper and preparing the presentation, our team did not know what other teams’ approaches would be including their assumptions and even the formation of the teams,” Pacconi said. Overall, Pacconi and Merryman were happy with the results of the competition and the students that participated. “The competition is an enormous amount of work but it is well worth it in terms of the value gained from the experience,” Merryman said. “Every year the students amaze me all over again.  The competition is truly one of the highlights of the academic year for me.” Pacconi said she felt proud of the accomplishments she and her team members made during the time they worked together and know that the challenges the group faced were a great learning experience. “It was a little disappointing not to win first place again this year, but I don’t think there was anything our team could have done differently to win and that’s all I could ask for,” Pacconi said. “I compare this year’s competition to the movie ‘Bring It On.’ So many challenges were overcome to make it to the finals and then to get second place was truly rewarding.”last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Outlines a Better Way Forward, Details Importance of Entrepreneurship and 2017-2018 Budget Job Creation Initiatives While Visiting State College

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Budget News,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release State College, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Penn State President Eric Barron and state and local leaders at Happy Valley LaunchBox in State College to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship and outline initiatives in his 2017-2018 budget proposal that encourage job creation and improve university partnerships and workforce training.“Over the last two years I have worked to increase the number of residents with college degrees and high-value industry-recognized credentials while expanding economic opportunities for residents and businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “This budget is a new way forward for Pennsylvania and today, I am happy to highlight how government is working smarter to support our research institutions and entrepreneurs.”The governor’s budget includes an initiative that partners the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.“Governor Wolf and I share a strong commitment to promoting economic development and student career success, and I’m very pleased he could be with us to see first-hand some of the exciting developments at Penn State,” said Penn State President Eric Barron. “Invent Penn State is driving innovation and entrepreneurship across the commonwealth, and I look forward to partnering with the governor and our legislators to further its impact.”The 2017-18 budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Along with connecting the commonwealth’s research institutions to the business community, Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.Cutting through red tape by establishing a one-stop shop at the Department of Community and Economic Development for the business community to interact with for centralized licensing processes and information on services the commonwealth provides to help them grow.Expanding proactive business outreach efforts through the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) program by investing $2.5 million to support businesses that already have roots in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf Outlines a Better Way Forward, Details Importance of Entrepreneurship and 2017-2018 Budget Job Creation Initiatives While Visiting State College February 13, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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