2 Mar

Zack de la Rocha Confirms That A New Solo Album Is Coming Soon

first_imgand yes this is new material made this year and yes there is more where that came from.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016 been keeping my mouth shut about my work w/ zack since jan when we did it. it hurt. now i’ll commence keeping my mouth shut about the rest.— el-p (@therealelp) September 9, 2016You can listen to the new single, right here. Fans have been hearing about a Zack de la Rocha solo album since 2000, when the Rage Against The Machine singer started working on a new project. Though collaborations with Trent Reznor, Questlove and more were ultimately dropped, the only album to feature de la Rocha extensively in the past 15 years is the One Day as a Lion project that debuted in 2008.Last week, de la Rocha surprised fans with a brand new single titled “digging for windows.” While fans were ecstatic to hear the new music, the unexpected release begged the question, “is this a one off release or the first track of a new album?”Fortunately, it was Consequence of Sound who confirmed the latter scenario, as it seems “digging for windows” is the first track of many to come. The new album will apparently feature all new music recorded within the past year, as de la Rocha seems to be eyeing a major comeback. Run The Jewels’ El-P, who produced the new single, also confirmed these reports in a series of Twitter posts.the ZDR the album is happening. 2017.— el-p (@therealelp) September 8, 2016last_img read more

18 Jan

Borrello Calls For Measures To Help Small Businesses Affected By Virus Closures

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY – Senator George Borrello is calling on the Governor and state lawmakers to pass legislation to assist the hospitality industry and small business owners who have experienced sharp declines in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.“Safeguarding public health is an urgent priority right now. The guidelines being imposed by the state are aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible,” said Senator George Borrello.“However, our small business community – particularly the hospitality industry – will be the collateral damage of this epidemic unless we act. Leading up to today, restaurants around the state were seeing declines of 55 percent or more. With this week’s mandate that all restaurants must close their operations for everything except take-out orders, the devastation is set to get much worse. While the hospitality industry has been affected most sharply, small businesses across-the-board are experiencing hardships because of this situation. It is the responsibility of state government to step in and help these businesses make ends meet until the crisis has passed. Otherwise, the repercussions of COVID-19 could affect our economy for years to come,” Senator Borrello said.Senator Borrello said he will be advancing legislation that will help mitigate the damaging impact that restaurants and other small businesses are experiencing. Among the provisions expected to be included in the measure are the following.An exemption of unemployment insurance rate increases.  Unemployment rates for businesses rise in conjunction with rising unemployment claims. If government-mandated closures force small businesses to lay off employees, employers should be “held harmless.” New York State should agree to cover the additional costs associated with mandatory closures.Reimbursement of paid sick and/or family leave. At a time when small businesses are already financially stressed by closure-related revenue losses, having to pay mandated sick and/or family leave could put employers out of business. The extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19 necessitate government assistance to small business to manage these costs.Instituting temporary delivery fee caps to prevent price gouging. With meal delivery one of the only options available to restaurants currently, it is important to shield these businesses from excessive third-party delivery fees by national companies such as Grubhub – fees which can span 15- 30 percent of a total order and eliminate the already-thin profit margin on which restaurants typically operate.Enacting a 90-day extension on paying monthly sales and payroll taxes. A temporary easing of tax requirements will provide some immediate relief for cash-strapped businesses.Eliminating penalties for late payment of business and property taxes for companies and employees directly impacted by COVID-19.Making no interest loans and lines of credit from the NY Mortgage Corp available to businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.  Interest-free loans would offer businesses a way of covering costs while businesses are shuttered.Temporary suspension of State Liquor Authority regulations that prohibit return of unused alcohol to distributors.  Hospitality operators have excess inventory of alcohol that was ordered pre-crisis, that will be unusable for the foreseeable future. Allowing them to return that for a refund will help ease cash flow concerns and help offset losses from perishable products.Extending the cure period for various violations facing businesses during the crisis.Assemblyman Andy Goodell expressed his strong support in the Assembly for passage of this legislation.  “We need to do everything within our power to help all of the innocent businesses and employees who are adversely impacted by this crisis.”last_img read more

20 Sep

Pont Alexandre makes welcome return to competitive action

first_img Press Association He makes his first start in almost 1,000 days in this two-and-three-quarter-mile heat and all enthusiasts of the game will be eager to see Pont Alexandre at least show some of the old spark, and this is a nice starting point with just eight in opposition. The pace is likely to be sensible on the testing terrain and the Willie Mullins inmate may find Balbir Du Mathan, Nickname Exit, Salsa Sensation and Talbot Road most troublesome among his rivals. Another exciting runner on the card for the champion trainer and Ruby Walsh is Yorkhill, who goes jumping for the first time under Rules in the Buy Your 2016 Annual Membership Maiden Hurdle. This point-to-point graduate has always been held in some regard at Closutton and has justified that reputation on the racecourse with two bumper wins. The latest of those came about at the Punchestown Festival in April and there is every reason to think he will relish the step up in trip now as he starts off over timber. Owners Andrea and Graham Wylie should have plenty of good days ahead with Yorkhill, especially considering the big chestnut comes from the family of high-profile performers such as The Listener and Offshore Account. An Dearg Mor, Mall Dini, The Big Apple, Road To Respect and Blessed King are others to note. The opening Ladies Free Admission On New Years Eve Rated Novice Hurdle looks highly likely to go to either Gigginstown House Stud or JP McManus. The long-absent Pont Alexandre makes his eagerly awaited return and debut over fences in the Buy Your Go Racing In Kildare Badge Beginners Chase at Punchestown on Sunday. Gigginstown are double-handed, with retained rider Bryan Cooper preferring Henry de Bromhead’s Wexford scorer to Gordon Elliott’s Clonmel and Thurles winner Roman Gold. The McManus silks are carried by the Denis Cullen-trained A Great View, who could not have been more impressive at Limerick a month ago. Oscar Sam won on his first start since joining Jessica Harrington at Clonmel last month and could well follow up in the Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter Handicap Hurdle. Holeinthewall Bar is the one most likely to give him something to think about. Mullins saddles Gigginstown-owned newcomer Blow By Blow in his bid to win the concluding Old House, Kill (Pro/Am) Flat Race for the fifth straight year, although Harrington’s Jett sets a decent standard after a couple of decent efforts in this sphere last season. As a seven-year-old, the Grade One-winning novice hurdler will hopefully have plenty of opportunity to make up for lost time, having endured more than his fair share of problems since finishing third in the 2013 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Many did not envisage defeat for the Dar Jin gelding at Prestbury Park, but history tells us there was no disgrace in finishing third behind The New One. last_img read more

17 Sep

Bono’s 7 saves help Syracuse past Duke in ACC tournament quarterfinals

first_imgAlex Bono dove to his left as he tipped Bryson Asher’s knee-high shot out of bounds in the 28th minute.Then he stood up, repositioned his feet in preparation for a corner kick and adjusted to block away Brian White’s header just a few seconds later.Bono, who had posted 11 shutouts in 17 games this season heading into Sunday, rose to the occasion when another clean sheet was in jeopardy.“He’s just a presence back there,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said.In No. 1 Syracuse’s (15-2-1, 5-2-1 Atlantic Coast) 2-0 shutout of Duke (9-9-1, 4-4) in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament at SU Soccer Stadium, Bono had to do most of the diving. In a season where he has been the captain of defense that he says has made his job easy, this shutout was in large part thanks to him and his ability steer SU through some tense first-half moments.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBono’s seven saves — five in the first half — were a season high during a win. The Orange’s seven goals allowed in 2014 remain tied for a Division I best.“When we call upon him, he’s always there to make the save, which we need,” senior defender Jordan Murrell said. “(The defense) can’t always stop every shot, but we try our best.“Bono kept a clean sheet again today, and we kept a clean sheet. We’re very happy.”In the first minute of the game, though, Bono was almost caught flat-footed. Brody Huitema headed a ball off a cross right off the crossbar. Bono didn’t move or jump, and the Blue Devils were inches away from running out in front.On the next offensive possession, Huitema fired a shot to the bottom right of the goal, but Bono had the ball slip past him and stay in play.Sandwiched by SU goals scored by Alex Halis and Nick Perea, the Blue Devils had seven opportunities to get on the board in the first half.“You’ve just got to keep your focus through that time and hope that we’ll get back on top of the game,” Bono said. “But there are times in the game when they’re on top of us, but we just have to weather it and get back on top.”Syracuse eventually took control of the game in the second half. It had most of the possession, and took nine of the 13 shots. But after Bono made his seventh and final save of the day in the 52nd minute, the fans that packed the hill behind his goal started chanting his name.Bono, as he has all season, refused to take credit for the shutout — the 30th of his career — and said that his clean sheet on Sunday was indicative of what the defense has done all year.“That’s what this team’s about,” Bono said. “Laying your body on the line for everyone else on this team. That’s what I’d do for any one of my teammates and that’s what I’d hope any one of them would do for me.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more