Vulfpeck Reveals Eight New Songs And Two Familiar Ones For ‘The Beautiful Game’

first_imgCome October 17th, funky wonders Vulfpeck will release their newest full-length LP, The Beautiful Game. With the band just wrapping up a four-night run through New York from Wednesday – Saturday, fans have been dying to know what music will be featured on the new LP. Today, that changes, as the band has released both the full tracklisting and an excerpt of liner notes from the new album.The band did play one new song – titled “Cory Wong” – from the new album during their SummerStage performance, but have been tight-lipped about everything else thusfar. They also said, on Saturday night, that their performance of “Conscious Club” would be the last time it was played as an instrumental in America, leading us to believe that the version that appears in the new tracklisting has a fresh set of lyrics. This wouldn’t be the first time that Vulfpeck added lyrics to one of their older songs, as “Christmas In L.A.” made its debut as an instrumental on the 2014 album Fugue State before being lyricized for the 2015 album Thrill Of The Arts.In all, the new album has ten songs, eight of which are completely unfamiliar. It’s interesting that the band chose not to play any of them during their Brooklyn Bowl run, but the reward will come when listening to these new songs through fresh ears. The liner notes also indicate a number of featured guests on the album.Check out the tracklisting and liners below, courtesy of the Vulfpeck. You can also find more about the album on the band’s Kickstarter page.You can see the liner notes for the album below:last_img read more

Long Island Snow Storm: Up to 14 Inches Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Accuweather.comThe forecast for the arctic-blast-accompanied winter storm heading toward Long Island on Tuesday has worsened, with eight-to-10 inches of snow now expected and up to 14 inches on the East End.The winter storm watch has been upgraded to a winter storm warning between noon Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday, meaning severe winter weather conditions are expected, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous,” the agency said in a statement. “Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.”The flakes are forecast to start falling Tuesday afternoon, with the heaviest accumulations expected during the evening—making the Tuesday night rush-hour commute a mess—before tapering off overnight into Wednesday morning.Temperatures are expected to hover around 20 with wind gusts of up to 35 mph, making it feel below zero when the temps drop into the teens after sundown.Visibility of a ¼ mile or less are possible at times, although the weather service stopped short of terming the storm a blizzard.Forecast warned of the possibility of frost bite for those not dressed appropriately. The return of the arctic air mass known as the polar vortex is expected to follow the storm and likely bring with it subzero wind chills Tuesday into Wednesday, forecasters said.Temps will stay in the 20s after the storm passes Thursday and Friday and hover in the 30s through next weekend, when the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies.A meteorologist said Nichols Road, connecting Port Jefferson on the North Shore and Patchogue to the south, is the expected line between the lesser amounts to the west and the more than a foot of snow forecast for the Twin Forks.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Highlights Critical Need for Access to Care During COVID-19 Outbreak

first_img Healthcare,  Latest News,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, in collaboration with the Department of Health, is submitting for publication a notice to the Pennsylvania Bulletin outlining proactive steps and recommendations for consumers and major health insurers to help mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania.“The commonwealth remains laser-focused on mitigation of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Posting these recommendations for health insurers further reinforces our commitment to making sure all Pennsylvanians have the health care they need during this uncertain time.”“Health insurance coverage plays a critical role in the affordability and access to health care services,” said Altman. “We must all be prepared to address this public health crisis, and that includes continually assessing and making adjustments to increase access to necessary care for Pennsylvanians.”The Pennsylvania Bulletin is akin to a guidebook for proposed rules and regulations for state agencies and is regarded as the prime source for timely information.Notice Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insurance Coverage, provides several recommendations for health insurers, including:Providing access to accurate information, informing insureds of available benefits and quickly responding to inquiries about coverage.Providing telehealth delivery of services instead of in-person health care services and being prepared to meet any increased demand for that means of delivery.Verifying provider networks are adequate to handle a potential increase in the need for health care services related to COVID-19.Easing preauthorization requirements, so that they are not a barrier to access necessary treatment for COVID-19, and being prepared to expedite utilization review and appeal processes for services related to COVID-19.Easing access to prescription drugs, making expedited formulary exceptions, and permitting the temporary use of out-of-network pharmacies (at in-network cost-sharing) in the event of medication shortages at in-network pharmacies.Major health insurers in Pennsylvania have announced they are taking the necessary steps to cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment for consumers, and have committed to waive any cost-sharing for the testing. This increased access to testing is especially critical as multiple commercial medical labs are in the process of implementing testing capabilities and some have begun to perform tests.“All of the major insurers in Pennsylvania’s market have already stepped up and made proactive announcements to ensure access to medically recommended health care services and testing related to COVID-19,” added Altman. “This bulletin further outlines areas where I am asking insurers to be vigilant and take additional steps as needed in their responses to COVID-19.”The department encourages patients to be aware of steps their insurance company is taking to increase access to necessary care related to COVID-19. Consumers with excepted benefit policies, short-term, limited duration health insurance coverage, and/or health care sharing ministries, need to understand these plans can have significant limitations on coverage and may not provide the same level of access.Self-funded coverage, which is not within the department’s regulatory jurisdiction, may also have different limitations. However, the department is encouraging health insurers to coordinate closely with the business they administer on behalf of employers who self-fund their health benefits to ensure consistency in access across all forms of coverage.“The opportunity to conduct in-state testing without putting the financial burden on consumers allows us to better identify those at risk,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. “Removing the financial consumer obligations associated with tests and care will allow more individuals with symptoms to come forward and be tested.”The Insurance Department, in partnership with the Departments of Health and Human Services, developed an FAQ that provides information and answers to common questions related to insurance coverage and COVID-19.For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, visit the PA Department of Health’s dedicated Coronavirus webpage that is updated daily.The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a consumer services team available to answer questions about insurance coverage and benefits at (877) 881-6388. PID may also provide assistance if a consumer receives an unexpected bill related to COVID-19, or other health care services. Gov. Wolf Highlights Critical Need for Access to Care During COVID-19 Outbreak March 10, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Clyne happy to stick with Saints

first_img Clyne, however, gave an interview to the Southampton Daily Echo in which the player suggested an immediate future away from St Mary’s was not on his current agenda. “I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well,” Clyne told the newspaper. “My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football.” Nathaniel Clyne says he is “happy to stay at Southampton”, despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one way or another, adding: “In football, if you go in the last season of your contract, we don’t like that.” last_img read more