The Hollywood Vampires To Release Two New Albums In 2019

first_imgThe Hollywood Vampires have a few new album projects in works. The hard-rock supergroup mainly comprised of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, and Johnny Depp will attempt to release two new albums before the end of the year, according to a post shared by Perry to his Instagram on Wednesday.Related: Johnny Depp Sits In With Stone Temple Pilots “Super-group The Hollywood Vampires has revealed they are planning on releasing two albums this year,” reads the social media statement. “Alice Cooper has said that the band will be unleashing a live album recorded last year in Europe, as well as their second studio record, comprised of originals sung by Cooper and three covers handled by Joe Perry and Johnny Depp.”The announcement didn’t go on to reveal any further details on either of the albums, but fans should assume that at least one of them will arrive around the time the rock band hits the road for their upcoming spring tour, which begins on May 10th in Las Vegas.The band released their self-titled debut in September 2015, which was comprised of classic rock covers and three originals, with guest appearances from Paul McCartney, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Orianthi, Dave Grohl, late actor Christopher Lee, Slash, ACDC’s Brian Johnson, Joe Walsh, and Perry Farrell. The band’s unique name was inspired by a drinking club which Cooper co-founded in the 1970s along with some of his famous friends including John Lennon, John Belushi, Joe Walsh, and longtime Elton John collaborator Bernie Taupin.Joe Perry will have a busy schedule ahead of him in the coming months. Aside from planning the release of two Hollywood Vampire albums, Perry will rejoin his Aerosmith bandmates when their “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas Residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM Resort begins on April 6th.Fans can head to The Hollywood Vampires’ website for tickets and info on their upcoming run of shows.last_img read more

How to upgrade your ATMs to EMV and stay in business

first_imgby: Bob SilkerWith liability shifts fast approaching, many independent ATM deployers (IAD) are asking: How do I upgrade my portfolio and stay in business. With estimates from Aite Group putting overall upgrade costs around $2,000-4,000 per ATM, it’s no wonder many business owners are suffering from sticker shock.But fraud costs after MasterCard’s liability shift beginning on October 1, 2016 could be far more detrimental – a whopping $50,000 per skimming incident as estimated by the U.S. Secret Service.ATM locations last to upgrade are more likely to absorb enormous amounts of fraud. It’s highly unlikely fraudsters are going to simply close up shop because ATMs begin getting EMV card readers installed on them. They will begin branching out, and with so smart phone apps available to help pinpoint an ATM anywhere in the U.S., it won’t be hard for them to find at-risk ATMs.Experts have seen similar fraud migrations happen in every other region of the world as they upgraded to chip technology. In fact, small areas, with very few ATMs, began seeing so much fraudulent traffic in Canada during the EMV migration that processors shut down those machines until they were upgraded. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Excerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index

first_imgHOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Photo by Go Nakamura/Getty Images)Some people hide their COVID-19 symptoms. Some people—like the one in this ICU unit—can’t.Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekExcerpts from the December edition of Harper’s Index: At Daily Kos on this date in 2003—The battle for the soul of the Democratic Party:Divisions over ideology can be easily accepted in our party. We do have a big tent, and policy divisions are a reality we can learn to live with. Indeed, we have to live with them. Electoral realities mean that Democrats in the South have to be more moderate or conservative than those in the West Coast or in New England.But the hatred the establishment feels against Dean has nothing to do with ideology. Dean hasn’t paid his dues with the establishment. Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi has made his name working the campaigns of insurgent (hence anti-establishment) candidates like Jerry Brown. He is not part of the chummy inside-DC club of Democratic Party consultants.If Dean wins the nomination, he becomes the head of the Democratic Party. He gets to replace McAuliffe and fill the top ranks at the DNC. Suddenly, a “DNC Chairman Joe Trippi” is a real possibility, and for an establishment that has spent the better half of the last decade laughing at Trippi’s antics and dismissing him as a kook are suddenly standing on shaky ground.I always knew about the “establishment” distaste for Dean and Trippi, but Lizza’s piece puts the blame squarely on the Clinton crew.As the party’s split into Deaniacs and anti-Dean Clintonites unfolds, one of the most intriguing subplots concerns the machinations of Gore. Immediately after the Florida recount was decided in 2000, Gore’s senior aides were purged from the DNC and Clinton’s were installed. Some ex-Gore staffers are still bitter about the coup, and several express admiration for what Dean is doing.And Gore himself seems to be modeling his resurgence on the Dean phenomenon. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Hypothetical median income of full-time U.S. workers if income were distributed as evenly as it was in 1975: $92,000Actual [2020] median income of full-time U.S. workers: $50,000Percentage change since last year in the number of U.S. homes for sale: -35In the median home price: +11Percentage of Americans aged 18-29 who live with one or both of their parents: 52Rank of this percentage among the highest ever recorded in the United States: 1Percentage of Americans with symptomatic COVID-19 who deny having symptoms when asked by others: 34Who try to conceal their symptoms: 55Percentage by which men are more likely to try to conceal their symptoms than women: 32Percentage of Americans who think climate change poses a risk to people living in the United States: 61Who think it poses a risk to them personally: 43Portion of Democratic or Democratic-leaning Americans who are trying to “tune out” coronavirus news: 1/5Of Republican or Republican-leaning Americans who are: 2/5Percentage of U.S. Black Lives Matter protests in which no people were harmed and no property was damaged: 93 THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGTOP COMMENTS • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“We don’t live in a world that suffers from doubt, but one that suffers from certainty, false certainties that compensate for the well of worldly anxieties and worries.”          ~~Les Back, The Art of Listening (2007)TWEET OF THE DAYx BLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement –last_img read more

Fraudster Madoff is dying, wants out of prison: Lawyer

first_imgThe Post said the Bureau of Prisons rejected Madoff’s petition for compassionate release in December, with a lawyer for the federal agency saying “in light of the nature and circumstances of his offense, his release at this time would minimize the severity of his offense.”Madoff is appealing that ruling under the terms of a criminal justice reform law passed in 2018.A pyramid, or Ponzi, scheme is a form of fraud in which returns on investments are generated only by bringing in fresh investments from new victims. Cash from new clients is used to pay existing clients until the scheme eventually collapses.Madoff’s fraud was revealed during the financial crisis in 2008 when he was unable to satisfy growing client demands to withdraw their investments, and many lost their savings or were unable to retire.US authorities have seized about $4 billion related to Madoff and aim to return it to tens of thousands of his victims around the world.”I never got a break, why should he get a break? He’s terminally ill? I’m terminally broke,” Gregg Felsen, a 72-year-old who came out of retirement to work as a photographer after his savings were wiped out in the scam and has not received restitution, told the Post.Topics : “The Bureau of Prisons concluded in September 2019 that Madoff has less than 18 months to live because of the terminal nature of his kidney failure,” Sample wrote.The Washington Post reported that Madoff needs a wheelchair and 24-hour care, and is asking for compassionate release so he can mend fences with his grandchildren and die at home.”I’ve served 11 years already, and, quite frankly, I’ve suffered through it,” Madoff told the paper in an interview.”You know, there hasn’t been a day in prison that I haven’t felt the guilt for the pain I caused on the victims and for my family,” he said. Bernie Madoff, jailed in the United States for perpetrating the world’s largest fraud, is terminally ill and wants to leave prison to die, his attorney said Wednesday.Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2009 of orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that saw investors bilked out of an estimated $65 billion.In a letter to a US federal judge, attorney Brandon Sample petitioned for his early release, saying Madoff suffers from “terminal kidney disease, among other serious medical conditions.”last_img read more

Football Index secures ‘landmark’ deal with Nottingham Forest

first_imgShare QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Football Index selects beBettor to lead customer affordability demands July 30, 2020 ASA brandish red card to Football Index ads August 21, 2019 Online gambling platform Football Index has secured a new sponsorship agreement with Nottingham Forest Football Club which is set to become the “biggest shirt sponsorship deal in the club’s history”.The new deal will see the Football Index branding displayed across the team’s first-team and adult replica shirts from the beginning of the 2019-20 season.Neil Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of BetIndex Ltd, Football Index’s parent company, praised the new collaboration: “We’re thrilled to have Football Index front and centre on the new Nottingham Forest kit – a club steeped in history with an expansive and proud fan base,” he said. “We’re very excited to see this partnership build awareness of the Football Index brand across an engaged football audience for 2019-20 season.“This landmark partnership marks a significant milestone in the brand’s journey and illustrates the ambitions we hold for the platform. We look forward to working with the team at Forest to deliver a successful sponsorship that truly benefits all stakeholders – from the fans to Football Index’s loyal customers.”Football Index gives traders the chance to buy and sell shares in professional footballers using real money. The platform’s users are able to bet on the future success of football players, rather than gambling on the outcome of football matches.The partnership with the club represents a step forward in the growth of Nottingham Forest’s commercial strategy across the UK. Forest’s Chief Commercial Officer, David Cook, added: “The club are delighted to announce this new partnership with a growing and exciting brand. Like Nottingham Forest, Football Index have a pioneering spirit built in their DNA and the brand fit has shone through during our various discussions.“Across the partnership we look forward to offering our fans some great benefits and incentives whilst providing a strong platform for Football Index to achieve their marketing objectives. As a club, we are delighted that we have been able to secure the biggest shirt sponsorship in our history and it shows Football Index’s commitment and belief in Nottingham Forest.”last_img read more