World of Learning 2018: Four engagement hacks for L&D teams

first_imgWorld of Learning 2018: Four engagement hacks for L&D teamsBy Jo Faragher on 19 Oct 2018 in Latest News, Employee engagement, Learning & development, Personnel Today Melanie Lepine, group head of learning, development and talent at Domestic and General told delegates at the World of Learning Conference that they must become “change-makers” in their organisation. So how can L&D teams bring about the sort of change where the business sits up and takes note? Martin Couzins reports.Learning and developmentSkills development: it’s time to revamp learning cultureLearning live 2018: Six snippets of advice for L&D professionals Take a curated approach to learning design“Curation provides you with an opportunity to experiment, to invent and reinvent what you do,” says Rafal Szaniawski, former chief learning officer at Deloitte Switzerland. He told delegates that L&D professionals have to become content curators.L&D has a tendency to create new content when it needs new content, rather than checking if there is already some relevant, meaningful content out there that could be used. The ability to curate content will become increasingly necessary for L&D teams who have to scale up learning with fewer resources.So what does curated learning design look like? Mike Shaw, head of L&D at the Mitie Group, demonstrated how he had curated internal and external resources as a part of a training programme. A key part of this was contextualising the information. Shaw did this by creating a short video that introduced the topic and then sharing a handful of resources in a variety of media – from video to articles.To help employees put this information into the context of their work, Shaw included related tasks and invited participants to provide feedback. This enabled a more collaborative and social approach. Although the process sounds simple enough, it is one that may be less familiar to the business world. “You have to sell the concept of a curated approach as people don’t usually get it,” says Shaw.Map your people experience to customer experienceFashion retailer River Island has shifted its focus from L&D to people experience. “The experience we give our customers and the experience we give our employees are intrinsically linked,” says Nebel Crowhurst, head of people experience at River Island.The organisation has eight key customer touchpoints related to how customers experience the brand in store and online. By identifying these, the company can see what works and what doesn’t and how they need to improve the customer experience.To deliver a people experience (PX) that more closely reflects the customer experience, River Island created four PX pillars: happiness and wellbeing of people, the smart use of data and technology, decisions based on data and evidence and a focus on the impact of future working practices on the business.“We want to be commercial and deliver value. At the same time we recognise work is changing so we are progressive in our approach,” says Mike Collins, senior digital learning partner at the organisation. He says the challenge is to ensure that every piece of learning created is deeply engaging and innovative and stays up to date with the brand, which is constantly changing. This means building learning solutions that are easy to use and intuitive.The learning team at River Island search out tools that are similar to ones being used outside of work, such as Google, Facebook and Instagram. For new starters, River Island sends out a pack that includes a virtual reality headset through which the new employee can view immersive, 360-degree videos of the stores and colleagues talking them through how the business works.Where it does use existing technology, the company looks to improve the user experience. “You can’t necessarily change your learning management system but you can find areas of it that you can customise in order to make it easier for people to access resources. Enabling single sign on to the system is one example,” says Collins. The key to creating digital content is to ensure it is mobile friendly and responsive so employees can access it when they need to.And when it comes to new technologies, Collins’ advice is to “Always question the value and what identify what changes you expect to see from it.”Create a brand for L&D“Creating a strong brand for L&D is key to building engagement”, says Di Macdonald, former head of L&D at Expedia and L’Oreal. At online travel agency Expedia, Macdonald developed a brand for the L&D team. Called GLO (the global learning organisation), it was created with the help of an external marketing agency. Its distinctive logo and brand colours helped draw employees in.“You are competing for employees’ attention so create an identity that will stand out,” says Macdonald. When building a brand for L&D, make sure you tie it together across all channels, including digital and face to face “We are still doing handouts, invitations and joining instructions. The brand helps you stand out,” she says.And think about the brand’s colour. The trick is to create an internal identity that helps you stand out so you’re not competing with the corporate brand. So make sure you use a different colour to your company’s brand colours. Macdonald’s advice is to draft in outside help.“I hired an agency to create the brand, logo, slide templates. For £5,000 it was a super-cheap investment to get the brand created. You need to think like an agency. Would people pay for this and rehire again after using you?”Create content based on need“It’s all very well having a lovely, sexy brand, but you also need lovely, sexy content,” says Macdonald, who confesses that she has spent a lot of money on e-learning solutions that haven’t worked. “You need to find ways to create content really quickly. People don’t mind watching video shot on an iPhone – they are used to consuming content on Instagram. It does not need to be really highly polished content.”Macdonald gave an example of how she repurposed content as a part of the onboarding process at L’Oreal. She had noticed that new starters would print off PDFs that they had been given as a part of the onboarding process and carry those around with them, taking them to meetings and using them to make notes. So she decided to make a magazine as a part of their day-one experience.To keep the content fresh she did a small print run every six months. “Once you have the design it is not expensive to create the magazine – around £6 per copy,” she says. L’Oreal also created a manager edition for the managers of the new starters. The magazines would guide new employees and their managers through their first six weeks.However L&D teams choose to engage employees around learning, the key is to remain in tune with what the business needs. As the CIPD’s head of L&D content, Andy Lancaster, told delegates: “We’ve got to get outside of the L&D ghetto and get into the wider conversations in the business.” Previous Article Next Article No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

New castles at on Elephant Road

first_imgGet Living has announced its second location in Elephant and Castle. 374 new high quality one, two and three bedroom homes on Elephant Road are within three buildings appropriately named after three UK castles; Raglan, Tantallon and Mawes – all to rent directly from Get Living.The new homes are priced from £410 per week with the choice of three ‘collections’; Signature, Design and Premium. The Zone One homes are served by fantastic public transport links.Get Living no longer requires a security deposit, doesn’t charge fees and offers three year tenancies, with a resident-only break clause, to give security and flexibility. Residents also receive free 20Mbps broadband, 24/7 self-service parcel delivery lockers, a Residents Club Room and garden terrace.Neil Young, CEO of Get Living, said, “2017 has been a significant year for Get Living; scrapped deposits, acquired sites in Glasgow and Leeds and launched our second location at Elephant and Castle. We now have more than 6,000 homes under management or in the pipeline across the UK and, as we continue to grow, we remain focused on revolutionising the UK rental experience.”Get Living Elephant and Castle Elephant Road October 9, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » New castles at on Elephant Road previous nextLand & New HomesNew castles at on Elephant RoadThe Negotiator9th October 20170459 Viewslast_img read more


first_imgAppointment Type, Duration: Faculty Job Number: – The ideal candidate will have a strong record of publications inclinical and/or research in HIV and/or general infectiousdisease.- Completion of an accredited fellowship training program ininfectious disease.- Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meetcriteria for appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine andPublic Health guidelines. A534265-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/INFECT DIS PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) To begin the application process please click on the ” button. Youwill be asked to create a profile and upload a resume and coverletter. This application will also require submission of threeprofessional references, including your current or most recentsupervisor. References will not be contacted without advancenotice.The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 3, 2020,however position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Department(s): Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Full or Part Time: 80% – 100% MD, DO or MD/PhD; Must be Board Certified in Internal Medicine andBE/BC in Infectious Disease. Eligible or licensed to practice medicine in Wisconsin. Job no: 227532-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/INFECT DISLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Work Type: This is a tenure-track faculty position within the Department ofMedicine, Division of Infectious Disease, at the University ofWisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The incumbent willfunction as a physician-scientist, engaging in active collaborativeresearch, providing clinical patient care for patients withinfectious diseases at UW Health approved locations, and teachingmedical students, residents and fellows within the context of theirclinical practice. Opportunities for didactic teaching andparticipation in other educational activities in the division mayalso be available.The Division of Infectious Disease at UW-Madison includes 29faculty, seven Advanced Practice Providers, and five Fellows. Thedivision’s faculty lead cutting-edge research programs in COVID-19,antimicrobial drug resistance, antimicrobial stewardship,antimicrobial drug discovery, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics andpharmacodynamics, infection control and prevention, C. difficile,fungal infections, transplant infectious diseases, HIV, HCV,infectious disease and social justice, global health, microbiome,virology, diabetic foot infections, biofilm infections, andimmunology. The UW microbial sciences research program was rankedin the top two nationally by US World and News Reports in2019.Collaboration is an integral part of our approach. Focusing on teamscience, the division’s faculty collaborate with some of theworld’s top scientists here at UW. The outstanding researchenvironment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which is hometo some of the top basic science departments in the nation and avibrant scientific community, is a unique asset of our program. Inaddition, our researchers have close relationships with theInstitute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), whichprovides support for all aspects of clinical/translational researchincluding intramural funding opportunities, and the Bureau ofCommunicable Diseases at the Wisconsin Department of HealthServices, which supports infection control and disease surveillancefor the whole population of the state. The successful candidatewill join a world-class institution that encourages, values andsupports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population healthresearch, and attracts scholars and students from around the world.Madison is the state’s capitol city with a population of over252,000, and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty,stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools and outdoorrecreation.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Candidates shouldaddress at least one of these areas in their cover letter andindicate their experience, current interest or activities andfuture goals to promote a climate that values diversity andinclusion. Anticipated Begin Date: Official Title: Position Summary:center_img This is a tenure track position and will involve research, teachingand patient care as expected of a tenured faculty member. Researchtime will be devoted to the general field of infectious diseaseand/or HIV. Clinical responsibilities will include seeing patientswith infectious diseases in the outpatient clinic and inpatientunits at UW Health approved locations. An equitable role in theteaching activities of the Infectious Disease Division will beexpected along with attendance at case conferences, fellowcurriculum conferences, and precepting fellows in clinic.University and community service will be expected asappropriate. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Employment Class: NeogtiableANNUAL (12 months) Instructions to Applicants: Principal Duties: Contact: Degree and Area of Specialization: JULY 01, 2021 227532-FA The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Applications Open: Oct 2 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: Charles [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Ongoing/Renewable Salary: License or Certificate:last_img read more


first_imgWHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that the County should spend many thousands of dollars to combine County Council and County Commission offices?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Hoboken permits Suez water project to resume work

first_imgHOBOKEN — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced his decision to allow SUEZ Water to resume its work in southwest Hoboken after they turned in a revised plan to update an underground water meter.The project was halted after the work caused severe traffic congestion in Hoboken’s southwest.“The first weekend of their scheduled work was a disaster,” said Bhalla. “They were not prepared to hold everyone accountable on their traffic control responsibilities, making everything fall on Hoboken’s shoulders and causing traffic problems far worse than anyone anticipated. I’m cautiously optimistic their revised plan will be better, but I will be keeping a close eye on its impact. I am prepared to suspend their project again if need be.”The plan involves a contractual obligation from New Jersey State Police to have 12 traffic control officers on the scene at all times with six directing traffic from the Hoboken side and six directing traffic from the Jersey City side.Due to construction work being done to upgrade the underground water meter facility, several roads in southwest Hoboken will be closed this weekend beginning 8 p.m. Friday and reopening 5 a.m. Monday.Harrison Street will be closed at Paterson Avenue, not allowing southbound traffic from Paterson Avenue to Observer Highway. Harrison Street will be closed at Observer Highway, not allowing southbound traffic from Observer Highway to Newark Street. Newark Street from Monroe to Harrison streets will be closed to both east and west bound traffic.The westbound lane of Newark, between Madison and Monroe streets, will be tapered, with traffic cones to provide for two left-turn only lanes onto Grove Street.NJ Transit buses will be allowed to travel to Jackson Street to complete their route.last_img read more

Research and analysis: Understanding the provision of occupational health and work-related musculoskeletal services

first_img interviews with experts in the field of OH and musculoskeletal (MSK) services a semi-structured survey of private providers of occupational health on their commissioning practices, capacity, quality measures and marketing case studies of private providers of occupational health, employers that purchased their services and employees that had used the services a survey of both private and NHS providers of occupational health on their workforce characteristics a survey with Clinical Commissioning Groups on their musculoskeletal service provision for the working age population Occupational health (OH) was defined as advisory and support services which help to maintain and promote employee health and wellbeing. OH services support organisations to achieve these goals by providing direct support and advice to employees and managers, as well as support at the organisational level. For example to improve work environments and cultures.The multi-method programme of research included: The findings of the research will help inform future policy development into the reform of occupational health.Authors: Angus Tindle, Lorna Adams, Isabel Kearney, Zainab Hazel and Sam Stroud (IFF Research).last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Michael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour Tapped for The Crown & More

first_imgMichael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour(Photo: Bruce Glikas & Jason Kempin/Getty Images) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Michael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour Will Play KennedysMichael C. Hall and Jodi Balfour will appear on season two of Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning series The Crown, reports Deadline. The pair will play the late President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In addition, Matthew Goode is set to take on the role of Tony Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret’s husband. An air date for the highly anticipated second season will be announced at a later time.Ramin Karimloo & More Join Stand Up, Sing OutThe lineup for the next Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! installment is here. The monthly concert series benefits national organizations dedicated to protecting civil rights, women’s health and the environment; the next performance is set for February 25 at Town Hall. This roster of performers is seriously star-spangled: Ramin Karimloo, Ingrid Michaelson, Will Chase, Ellen Burstyn, Andrea Martin, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Keala Settle, Rema Webb, Lizz Winstead and Randy Rainbow. Additional performers for the concert, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, will be announced soon. Want to get in on the action? Grab tix to the event here.Amy Poehler’s Other Theater Geek TV ProjectAs recently reported, comedy queen Amy Poehler is joining forces with Carol Burnett to create a pilot for ABC. According to Deadline, Poehler is also working on a dark musical comedy series for HBO. Edison will star Bob’s Burgers’ John Roberts as a New Jersey real estate broker with big dreams of living in New York City. Both Roberts and Archer’s H. Jon Benjamin will pen the script.Amy Spanger & More Spoof Dating Manual in Joyce JacksonIn the mood for some power belting and girl power? Get to 54 Below on March 14. Steve Marzullo and Scott Logsdon have written Joyce Jackson’s Guide to Dating, a musical that spoofs an actual teen dating manual for girls from the 1950s. A concert version of the production will take place at 54 Below on March 14. Amy Spanger, Jackie Burns, Jake Boyd, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Allison Guinn and David Josefsberg, Marissa Miller are set to perform.P.S. The only thing that could have made today’s snow day better? An appearance from Bye, Bye Birdie duo Dick van Dyke and Chita Rivera! The Tony winners appeared on a (much sunnier) weather report on California’s ABC 7. Take a look as they show off their sweet moves below!last_img read more

North Bellmore Man Killed in Upstate Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old North Bellmore man was killed when he flipped his car on the Taconic State Parkway amid icy road conditions in upstate Dutchess County over the weekend.New York State police said Alan E. Stein was driving his 1992 Mazda Miata northbound when he lost control, skidded off of the road and struck a tree in the Town of Milan at about 6:21 p.m. Sunday.Milan Fire Department firefighters and Northern Dutchess Paramedics found the car overturned in the passing lane of the parkway when they responded to the scene, police said.Stein was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s office, which assisted State Police with the investigation. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a contributing factors in the crash, authorities said.Police ask anyone with additional information regarding this crash to call their Livingston baracks at 845-677-7300.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events May 14 – 20

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Man and SupermanBroadcast live from National Theatre in London’s West End, this romantic comedy, epic fairytale and fiery philosophical debate asks fundamental questions about how we live. Ralph Fiennes takes the role of Jack Tanner in this reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 2 p.m. May 14.ProphetThis up-and-coming Hip Hop artist from Lindenhurst hosts an album release party for his latest effort, Releflection, which drops the same day as the show. Getting the party started will be OT$, Homicide, Mizzy & J. Pierre, Supernova and Passport General. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. 6:30 p.m. May 14.In This MomentThe web is spun. The legion is on the move. Go insane—but don’t forget the coal-black mascara, the bloody-red lips and the stiletto fingernails! Because this heavy metal band requests you show up in costume, the more theatrical the better to be In This Moment. Black Widow is the title of their fifth studio album, and their first for Atlantic. Here’s a sampling of their thematic range: “Sick Like Me,” “Big Bad Wolf,” “Whore,” “Dirty Pretty,” and our unabashed fave, “Sex Metal Barbie.” As front-woman Maria Brink says it all so well: “I hate you for every sacrifice you made for me!” And you know she means it from the bottom of her black-stained heart. “Is it sick to say I love to break your will?” Uh huh, it is. But she doesn’t need forgiveness. She wants her followers on their knees. So, don’t go easy on us—we deserve worse! Opening the show are Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body and The Nearly Deads. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$49.50. 7 p.m. May 14.Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin ExperienceLike father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From the 1969 debut album to Led Zep’s second, fourth and Physical Graffiti, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 14.Snoop DoggThe Dogg Father is back, this time promoting his funky new album, Bush, which dropped Tuesday, featuring the hit singles “Peaches N Cream,” “So Many Pros” and “California Roll.” Opening the show is Gator. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $30-$40. 9 p.m. May 14.From Autumn to AshesThis post-hardcore band of giants first emerged from the Long Island’s music scene with a distinctive style once described as “melody and lushness meets brutality.” There have been line-up changes over the last 15 years as life has imposed its own set list, but the core mission of From Autumn to Ashes remains. They released four full-length albums, three EPS and a live record before the fire snuffed out and they took an “indefinite hiatus.” But, now based in Brooklyn, they’ve rekindled their musical creativity and have gone back on tour with Francis Mark on lead vocals, Brian Deneeve on guitar and backing vocals, Mike Pilato on bass and vocals, Rob Lauritsen on guitar, and Jeff Gretz on drums and vocals. The music is guaranteed to be as hot as the Fourth of July when From Autumn to Ashes comes to town to get the fire started. Nora, Cryptopdira and Divider. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $25. 7 p.m. May 15.Nitro CircusHold onto your hats! Here’s your last chance to see catch Nitro Circus Live before the Nassau Coliseum folds up its big tent, metaphorically speaking, of course. You won’t believe your eyes! Or maybe not even your ears! After selling out its inaugural American tour last year, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live comes storming back with 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes doing their death-defying antics in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding and rollerblading. The featured rider and master of ceremonies is Travis Pastrana himself, a world freestyle champion at age 14. Among the other dare devils on board is Jolene Van Vugt, a totally flipped out rider who has earned the moniker, “the craziest woman on the planet,” and Josh Sheehan, whose triple backflip is billed as one of the biggest tricks in action sports history. We wouldn’t dare to doubt either claim. And you won’t believe what these folks launch off their 50-foot high Gigant-A-Ramp but we’ll tell you anyway: tricycles, snow skis, bath tubs and even a pink Barbie Car! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $39-$99. 7:30 p.m. May 15.Rosanne CashThis Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, the daughter of the great Johnny Cash, will perform songs off her acclaimed new album, The River and the Thread, a collection of original songs written with her husband and collaborator John Leventhal that connect and reconnect her to the American South, the place of her birth and home of her ancestors. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, Garden City. $45-$50. 7:30 p.m. May 15.Psychedelic FursThe Psychedelic Furs first made a name for themselves in 1977 with Tim Butler on bass and brother Richard on lead vocals. You can’t blame director John Hughes for knowing a good thing when he heard it, even if “Pretty In Pink” the movie came long after the song it inspired. Butler is still a front-man extraordinaire, embodying the poetic voice of romantic post-punk desperation, alienation and rage, singing on the edge of snarl and sorrow, with crooning harmony in between. This seminal group managed to bridge the divide between college alt-rock radio and mainstream pop success, making hits almost despite themselves, with “Love My Way,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heaven.” But resisting the perverse lure of commerce and the relentless pressure of mass appeal has never come easily for these artists, and perhaps that’s the inspiration for another classic, “All That Money Wants.” But chaos can be beautiful, if it doesn’t destroy you first. Right, Furs? Black English opens the show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $19.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. May 15.Tommy Castro and The PainkillersThis hard-edged band has a “crackling, stripped-down” sound chock full of street-level grit and “phenomenally funky” soul, as its fans and critics say. The blues from Tommy Castro and The Painkillers is retro, futuristic, and apocalyptic, fresh and thrilling, all at the same time. The Devil You Know, their fiery new album on Alligator Records, brings it all home with original songs and classics, exploring new music and remaining true to their roots. Some have called San Diego-native Castro one of the “greatest blues guitarists, songwriters and entertainers in the world today.” The video for their song “Greedy” is probably the most political contemporary blues song ever recorded. There’s a reason Tommy C. twice won the “B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award” from the Blues Foundation, as well as being invited by the venerable “King Of the Blues” himself to join him on stage for his summer concert tours. Come listen to the band do their thing and it’s guaranteed you’ll be feeling no pain. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 8 p.m. May 15.Women in FolkHuntington resident Kirsten Maxwell, the witty Lois Morton, singer-songwriter Cecilia Kirtland and Rorie Kelly combine forces for a show-stopping collage of unbelievable music and uber-groovy vibes. This is an action-packed evening featuring the tunes of four incredible artists you will be humming for weeks afterward. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City. $15 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. May 15.The Chris Duarte GroupGuitar virtuoso Chris Duarte tours relentlessly, plying his trade to rework his melodic ideas live, where the chemistry between him and his audience is catalytic and cathartic. With 11 albums and counting, his oeuvre spans 1940s’ big band swing, full-bodied blues and retro pop grooves. His voice is rough and coarse with a crooner’s touch that hits all the right notes. With a nod to Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and Howling Wolf, Chris Duarte covers a lot of ground. From sheer ferocity to hypnotic folk-like melody, he’s the consummate contemporary rock ‘n’ roll artist still going strong, challenging himself to take his music to somewhere he’s never been before. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $30. 8:30 p.m. May 15.Dark Star OrchestraGrateful Dead historians and enthusiasts make up this tributary ensemble, offering tastes of Jerry circa 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Sure to entice Dead Heads young and not so young. Many set lists are built to emulate those of past Grateful Dead shows, allowing fans to vividly dip into their memory banks and recall the entire essence of the experience. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$50. 8 p.m. May 15, 16.Dog ShowLong Island’s first-ever dock-diving competition is among the many canine contests in this weekend-long fido fest. There’ll be obedience trials, specialty shows for about a dozen breeds, daily Best In Show competitions and much more. Sponsored by the Ladies Kennel Association of America (LKAA) and Long Island Kennel Club (LIKC). Planting Fields Arboretum, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. $10, $20 per carload. 9 a.m., sundown May 15-17.Asian-American FestivalThe celebration includes live music from bands from around the world, food from local restaurants, and cultural activities. There will be a lively market and cultural food representing North Hempstead’s growing ethnic diversity, with food and fun from China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Korea and many more! This year, events will include a tea ceremony, Chinese lion dancers, traditional Korean dresses, henna body tattoos as well as vendors selling traditional Indian, Chinese and Korean clothing. North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington. Free. 12-6 p.m. May 16.Tanya & Lidia BastianichThese two celebrity chefs will sign Tanya’s new cookbook Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food. Lidia will also be signing all of her previous cookbooks. Yum yum yum-yum yum! Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 2 p.m. May 16.PoetikAlternative rap comes to Long Island with Poetik highlighting an adrenaline-packed evening featuring several other notable performers. Getting the show started are Paulie C, FlipNoun, BNZ and Tony Trinidad. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $12. 4:30 p.m. May 16.Art Exhibit Launch PartyJenny Ljungberg, owner and creative director of The Maidstone, will be highlighting pieces from her own private collection for this year’s exhibit, including works by Jacob Felländer, David Lunch and Sam Tylor-Johnson. Cocktails will be served along with hors d’oeurves by Chef Mathias Brogie. The Maidstone, 207 Main St., East Hampton. 5 p.m. May 16.Don RicklesDon Rickles has lived an extraordinary life: from serving in the US Navy during World War II and negotiating the all-too common Hollywood pitfalls before embarking on a career in comedy, his bread and butter, it turned out. Rickles’ 60-plus year career as a comedian and actor includes dozens of television shows, feature films, and comedic performances. He even had a memorable performance as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Pixar’s venerable Toy Story films. Rickles has been known to hit audiences with verbal barbs from time-to-time. Stay on your toes, folks. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $69.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 16.Edwin McCain TrioThe South Carolina-born musician released his first album in 1993 without the backing of a major studio. That album’s success eventually led to his second album—and first with a major studio—Honor Among Thieves, which established McCain as the real deal. Fast forward to the present, McCain has produced a 10th album, Mercy Bound, a testament to his longevity and deep-seated love for music. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $45-$50. 8 p.m. May 16.The Artimus Pyle BandFormer Lynyrd Skynyrd band member Artimus Pyle, a 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has successfully evolved from an important cog in a wildly popular rock band to the centerpiece of a quintet that breathes life back into his former group’s cherished hits. The group is more than a tribute band, as one of their own hails from Skynyrd royalty. Witnessing this band’s performances live is like embarking on a nostalgic trip to the past, but with the same passion and dedication that turned Lynyrd Skynyrd into an iconic southern hard-rock band. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $35. 8 p.m. May 16.World War II EncampmentExplore WWII history complete with living historians, tanks and artillery and simulated firefight demonstrations. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage. $10 adults, $7 children, seniors and firefighters. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 16, 17.Spring FestivalPony rides, jumping pillow, face painting, music, carnival games, petting zoo, playground, crafts, vendors and more! Thomas School of Horsemanship Summer Day Camp & Riding School, 250 Round Swamp Rd., Melville. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17. Whitney CummingsFans of Whitney Cummings’ comedic exploits may be unaware of her meteoric rise to television as writer and co-creator of CBS’ hit comedy 2 Broke Girls and NBC’s Whitney, which aired from 2011 to 2013. Cummings has quickly established herself as a witty, quick-thinking comedian with an ability to deliver rip-roaring, belly-churning jokes that leave audiences clamoring for more. Lucky for us, Cummings decided to include The Paramount as part of her “I Love You” tour. Ms. Cummings, we love you, too. But most of all, it’s the lovestruck Tirana, bless his heart, who yearns to witness your talents in person. Please send a few barbs his way. A true fan, that Tirana. Warming up the crowd is Matt Fulchiron. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$47.50. 8 p.m. May 17.Menopause The MusicalMore than 11 million people worldwide have seen this hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, according to the show’s official website. “It’s not ‘The Silent Passage anymore,’ reads the tag line.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 3 p.m. May 17.Glen Phillips and Emerson HartLike many successful musicians, Glen Phillips rose to prominence after forming the band Toad the Wet Sprocket at the tender age of 15 before going solo. Phillips has since released five records and two EPs. Not one to forget his roots, Phillips reunited with the band on several occasions, most notably in 2011 when the band performed 70 shows across the country. Joining him is Emerson Hart, frontman of the band Tonic, who takes the stage after releasing his first solo album, Beauty in Disrepair, in 2014. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 7 p.m. May 17.The Marx BrothersFilm historian Glenn Andreiev hosts an insightful evening dedicated to the most hilarious brothers in cinema history, The Marx Brothers. Revisit (or discover for the first time) the joyous anti-authority lunacy of Groucho, Chico, Harpo and sometimes Zeppo. This rich detailed discussion comes with film clips (some very rare) covers volumes of Marx-mania from one of their first films, The Cocoanuts, onward. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 18.Jane’s AddictionPerforming 1988’s epic Nothing’s Shocking in all of its glorious sonic glory, this is old-school fans’ chance to see one of their favorites simply destroy The ‘Mountler and new fans’ opportunity to witness firsthand why the group is considered one of the most influential rock bands, ever, and why the aforementioned album is considered a must-have. Killer tracks include “Standing In The Shower…” “Mountain Song” and of course, “Jane Says.” [Note from Press music slave Zack Tirana: “Do not miss this gig!”] Opening the show is A Place to Bury Strangers. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $75-$99. 8:30 p.m. May 18.Steel PantherSteel Panther, the metal band filled equally with hedonism and rock, will hit Long Island to promote their latest album All You Can Eat. Filled with such sweet gems as “Pussywhipped,” “She’s on the Rag,” “Gloryhole” and “Gang Bang at the Old Folks Home,” Steel Panther knows how to get audiences rowdy and ready to party. Band members Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx, and Stix Zadania are the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll in all of its debauchery, spewing tunes filled with hair-metal guitar riffs and raunchy lyrics. With special guests Like A Storm. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$69.69. 8 p.m. May 19.Jason IsbellThe former Drive-By Trucker, sober, determined, and armed with another new album of songs, titled Southeastern, and another release expected in July, Some Thing More Than Free, shares his emotionally visceral introspective brand of alt-country, and as always, they’re a collection of visions crafted on his own terms. Special Guest Craig Finn. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 8 p.m. May 19.You, Me & Everyone We KnowThe gushy DC-based emo pop punklers’s brand of heart-string melodies and moving rhythms will be sure to have all those in attendance swaying along, holding hands, and maybe, just maybe, shedding a few tears. Wow. Amityville Music Hall, 189 Bway, Amityville. $12. 5:30 p.m. May 20.The WhoThis is one of the best rock bands that has ever existed (RIP bassist John Entwistle and drummer-madman Keith Moon) sending The Old Barn off in a fiery inferno of rock and roll fury, absolutely crushing hit after hit after hit, in celebration of their 50-year anniversary. Several Press staffers witnessed this wrecking crew a few years back at this very same venue, and we can tell you, it was pure, unrefined, rock nirvana. [Read “The Who Rock Nassau Coliseum With Quadrophenia” HERE – With PHOTO GALLERY] Roger Daultrey and Pete Townsend simply own it. Expect all your favorites from the past half-century, including “Baba O’Reily,” “Substitute,” “Pinball Wizard,” “The Seeker,” and many, many more. Not to be missed! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $44.50-$149.50. 7:30 p.m. May 20.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. 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first_imgForgot Password ? A tough job now awaits M. Syarifuddin, who is about to start his new role as Supreme Court (MA) chief justice, with many saying that he needs to restore public faith in the country’s judicial system by imposing stern sanctions against judges who violate its code of ethics.Syarifuddin, formerly the deputy chief justice for judicial affairs, won the majority vote during an election held in a plenary meeting attended by 48 justices on Monday, which was live-streamed on YouTube because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Syarifuddin replaces M. Hatta Ali, who is retiring at the end of this month.Having served as chief justice at the country’s highest court for eight years, Hatta has faced criticism for his failure in improving the judges’ compliance with the code of ethics. In 2019, for example, the Judicial Commission (KY) recommended sanctions against 130 judges for allege… Topics : Facebook Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google #SupremeCourt Supreme-Court Judicial-Commission #JudicialCommission judges ethicslast_img read more