New Look at Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

first_imgA photo of Andre 3000 portraying the legend Jimi Hendrix for the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side, has been released. A pair of clips from the long-awaited film was released last month.The film premiered at SXSW in March, and will be released in theatres June 13th in the U.S. and August 8th in the UK.You can check out a scene from the film below, and the crazy resemblance between Andre and Jimi.-Brittney Borruso[via Consequence of Sound]last_img

Vermont tax revenues take a beating, off nearly 10 percent

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Personal Income tax, by far the state’s most important General Fund revenue source, was below its target by over $25 million for April. The PI had been running ahead of annual projections, but has now fallen over $11 million behind with only two months left in the fiscal year. The Sales and Rooms & Meals taxes also were below targets. The only component now ahead for the year is the Corporate tax, which was up for the month over 34 percent and for the year nearly 19 percent.Overall, General Fund revenues collected for the month of April totaled $201.10 million, which is -$21.65 million, or 9.7 percent, below the consensus monthly revenue target adopted by the Emergency Board on January 19, 2017, according to Secretary of Administration Susanne Young. The poor performance in April was driven by a -$25.34 shortfall in the Personal Income Tax. The Corporate Tax for April finished ahead of projections by +$3.94. April marks the 10th month of FY2017.Through these first 10 months, total receipts for the General Fund are -$3.55 million below projections, or $1,237.75 million against a target of $1,241.30 million. This does not take into account up to $16 million of pending Corporate Tax refund requests currently under review.“We knew that our revenue picture for the fiscal year would come into focus at the end of April,” said Young. “Unfortunately, while we ended March with a $18.1 million positive position, the April revenue downturn has moved us to a net negative $3.5 million position.”“The lower-than-expected tax receipts in April coupled with relatively flat receipts in Meals and Rooms and Sales and Use taxes with only two months left in the fiscal year is a concern. I will not be surprised to see a revenue downgrade in July as new consensus targets are established,” added Young.The Transportation Fund collected $22.91 million for the month of April, which is -$1.47 million below its $24.38 million target. This underperformance was driven by a decrease across all revenue streams within the fund. Year-to-date receipts in the Transportation Fund are $216.19 million against a target of $219.16.Governor Phil Scott’s Communications Director Rebecca Kelley said in a statement: “Today’s report on April revenue collections is yet another reminder of the significant economic challenges Vermont faces. With the April revenue downturn and only two months left in the fiscal year, we face a potential budget gap at year end.“Coupling this trend with our shrinking workforce and decline in K-12 student populations, it is more important than ever to focus on growing the economy and making Vermont more affordable – priorities the Governor has set for his Administration. We cannot afford to ignore these trends, and we must recognize that the status quo will not reverse them.“With the potential for a shortfall, it is clear the state cannot afford an FY2018 budget that spends a single penny we do not need to spend. That’s why the Governor feels it would be irresponsible to leave up to $26 million in property tax savings on the table, which the state could realize through school districts’ more affordable health plans.“Governor Scott will continue to work with the Legislature on this proposal, and other savings opportunities, to put the state in the best position to reverse these trends.”The Education Fund collected $15.75 million for the month of April, which is -$1.22 million below its $16.97 million target.Compared to revenues collected at this point in FY2016, there is an increase of 2.42%, or +$29.26 million in the General Fund; a 1.28%, or $2.73 million increase in the Transportation Fund; and a -0.01%, or -$0.01 million decrease in the Education Fund.last_img read more

India, New Zealand report high H1N1 activity

first_imgAug 13, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Pandemic H1N1 flu activity is intense in parts of India and New Zealand and is circulating at low-to-moderate levels in a few other parts of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.Earlier this week the WHO declared that the H1N1 influenza pandemic was over and changed the pandemic alert phase to the post-pandemic period, but it warned that the virus was still circulating and warranted continued surveillance.Most of the flu in India is the pandemic H1N1 virus, which doesn’t appear to have peaked yet in the areas of most intense activity, which include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal states, the WHO said. For the week ending Aug 8, India confirmed 79 pandemic flu deaths. In the country’s Kerala state, one of the first to experience a post-monsoon spike in flu activity earlier this summer, flu appears to have peaked in early July and is declining.Meanwhile, New Zealand is one of the few Southern Hemisphere countries reporting an increase in flu activity. Doctor’s visits for flu-like illnesses have been increasing in recent weeks, with the majority of them linked to the pandemic H1N1 virus, the WHO reported. Flu activity is geographically uneven and seems to be focusing on areas that weren’t hit hard during the country’s first pandemic flu wave, according to the WHO.New Zealand’s health ministry said yesterday in a surveillance update that the central part of the Northern Island is currently the hardest-hit area, and it predicted that a number of areas, such as the South Island, may be vulnerable, because they did not experience high levels of transmission during the first wave of infections last summer.So far this year the health ministry has received reports of 332 hospitalizations and 46 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for pandemic H1N1 infections. Calls to the country’s telephone flu line were running 25% higher than normal for seasonal flu.Elsewhere, the pandemic H1N1 virus is circulating at low-to-moderate levels in some parts of the Americas, West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.The most active areas of seasonal influenza A/H3N2 circulation are currently in some tropical areas of the Americas, especially Central America, along with southern and western Africa and parts of Southeast Asia, the WHO reported. The focus of influenza B transmission appears to be parts of central and southern Africa.Yesterday two experts from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, in a Eurosurveillance report, said that for five Southern Hemisphere countries that conduct regular flu surveillance, the 2010 flu season has seen lower levels of activity than the 2009 season. “In these countries the level of illness is looking more like inter-pandemic influenza than the pandemic levels seen in the winter of 2009,” they wrote. However, they added that whether 2010 levels are normal for inter-pandemic flu is unclear, because some countries lack good baseline data.Most of the pandemic H1N1 viruses analyzed so far are closely related to the strain included in the monovalent and seasonal flu vaccines, and the WHO said it has not received any new reports of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases.See also:Aug 13 WHO flu surveillance reportAug 12 Eurosurveillance reportlast_img read more

Auckland electrification contract

first_imgNEW ZEALAND: Infrastucture manager Ontrack has awarded Balfour Beatty, Maunsell and Evans & Peck a NZ$10m contract for 175 track-km of electrification around Auckland. The project forms part of a NZ$1bn investment programme announced in 2007. Work on the Britomart – Papakura and Newmarket – Swanson routes will be completed by 2013.Balfour Beatty will manage the overall design process, and will also lead the design of the overhead electrification. Power and distribution design and procurement will be undertaken by Maunsell and Evans & Peck.last_img read more

Video | Tyler Ulis on UK win, Alex Poythress

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‘Making a Murderer 2’ debuts on Netflix October 19

first_imgNetflix(NEW YORK) — If you couldn’t get enough of Making a Murderer, here’s news you’ve been waiting for.  Season two of the Netflix documentary series debuts October 19.Making a Murderer 2 picks up where the first season, which launched in 2015, left off — the controversial Wisconsin conviction and incarceration of Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.  Avery had already been exonerated in 2003 in the sexual assault and attempted murder of another woman after serving 18 years in prison for it.Making a Murderer Part 2 will take “an in-depth look at the high-stakes post-conviction process, exploring the emotional toll the process takes on all involved,” according to Netflix.The ten-episode first season of Making a Murderer debuted on Netflix in December 2015 and was both a commercial and critical hit.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more