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Zookeeper hospitalized after being ‘nipped’ by orangutan, Tampa zoo says

first_imgstedenmi/iStock(TAMPA) — A zookeeper at a Florida zoo has been hospitalized after he was “nipped” by an orangutan Wednesday morning.The worker, a member of ZooTampa’s animal care staff, was giving the female orangutan its daily medication and vitamins when the primate “nipped the tip of the keeper’s middle finger,” according to a statement released by the zoo.The incident occurred in the night house shortly before 9 a.m., before the zoo was opened to visitors. The zoo described the orangutan, who was not injured, as “not aggressive.”The keeper was taken to the hospital for treatment.“The staff member appears to be doing well and recovering from his wound,” the statement read.Additional details were not immediately available. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Remember Jones & Friends Sell Out New Asbury Park Venue For Epic Amy Winehouse Tribute [Videos/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images This past Friday, Asbury Park’s hottest new venue in town, House of Independents, was sold out days in advance feverishly awaiting the return of the fiercely passionate frontman Remember Jones and his 20 piece tribute to Amy Winehouse going Back to Back to Black. Adding to the already stellar show was exciting up & coming acts, Kiirstin Marilyn & Nik Greeley & The Operators. The show was part of the annual Light of Day Winter Fest in Asbury Park which raises money to cure Parkinson’s Disease.This is the 16th year that the Light of Day Foundation has been putting on these shows, featuring songwriters and big name artists while bringing in music lovers from all over the world that are familiar with LOD. This year featured headliner’s the Smithereens and has attracted big name artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny and so many more in the past.The show kicked off with high energy from the start with Marylin, who has toured internationally with shows in London, Toronto, Dublin, and all around the US. Her theatrical take on Alt-Pop kicked off the night with a heavy dose of energy & big beats. Greeley took the stage after, and is being hailed as one of the best performers & frontmen in Philadelphia and his impressive band features Philly powerhouse Swift Technique’s horn section “The ST’s” as well as members of other Philly jam favorites, Out of the Beardspace. Greeley & co. made their presence felt in Asbury Park, and their over-the-top performance even included a special tribute to another fallen legend we lost last week, David Bowie, with their excellent cover of his classic “Fame”.The stage was set & ready by the time Remember Jones hit, rolling 20-deep, stacked with the area’s top musicians from New York, Philly, and Asbury. RJ’s performance was one for the ages, as they continue to wow audiences with their spot on performances, while making these songs their own, which in itself is an incredible feat. Each song was given the sincerity and passion needed, while he held the audience in the palm of his hand, complete with crowd surfing, and screaming fans singing every word. By the time the band kicked into the popular “Valerie” the crowd was at a fever pitch frenzy, begging for more, and RJ gave them just that, clocking in a near 2 hour plus performance that will certainly be remembered (no pun intended). Taste this out:Remember Jones, “Rehab” with intro from Light of Day Founder Tony Pallagrosi, stating “It’s about time there is a venue in f***ing downtown Asbury Park”:Remember Jones, “Hey Little Rich Girl”Crowd surfing during Remember Jones, “Monkey Man” (cover of The Specials)Remember Jones’ shows have been attracting some large and diverse crowds with his truly top song interpretations of all different genres. This past summer, the group performed Joe Cocker’s double album Mad Dog’s and Englishman in its entirety. Keep an eye out this year as Remember Jones sets out to release a new record as well as perform Jeff Buckley‘s classic album in its entirety, Grace featuring Gary Lucas, who co-wrote “Grace” and “Mojo Pin” at the House of Independents July 1st and 2nd. On top of that, in July they also plan to take their “Back to Black to Black” Amy Winehouse tribute on the road five years after her passing and will most definitely making stops in New York, Philadelphia, and around the country. Don’t miss out! Check out the full gallery, courtesy of FotoCavallo.last_img read more

Identify client groups to get your message across to the right people

first_imgThere are many useful online discussions on marketing and management issues that I feel sure are helping to develop legal services marketing. In these discussions, descriptions of clients, customer groups and market segments appear to be variable and used interchangeably without much thought to what they mean. These compact descriptions hide many of the details that slow or stop actual promotions happening. This is because once you ask who your potential future clients that should know about your services are, it all gets rather complicated. How do we usefully identify client groups in meaningful ways that help get your firm’s promotional messages across without costing too much? ‘Conveyancing clients’ is a group that covers a wide range of customer needs. Are they first-time buyers, families trading up/down or seniors cashing out of the property market? What about probate, matrimonial and commercial client types? Each legal service has a distinct group of potential clients who may need a particular set of benefits to suit their situation. The other side of this issue is how to avoid paying to send the wrong message to potential clients. The answer is a similar response to the question: ‘How long is a piece of string?’ Measure it or define it yourself by looking at what your firm does well. Think about the services you offer in your firm’s geographic area. Look at your past clients and what best describes them, things like postcode, income levels, family or business circumstances. Enquiry sources, referrers and professional contacts may also help you identify discernable groups with similar legal services requirements. Since the aim is to retain or gain clients in an increasing competitive market (particularly people interested in conveyancing around Bristol) talking about client groups’ needs for legal services and not the services you offer will help you deliver the right benefits messages to the right people. Defined future client groups should always be viewed with two other factors: the relevant future competitive services and the benefits the client will receive. If the client group changes, the benefits and competitors will also change. Spending the time to do this analysis will save promotional budget, make marketing choices easier and provide better-informed website debates.last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds headline Tri-State Speedway’s 38th annual Kegger

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. – Top prize for IMCA Modifieds is $1,500 at Tri-State Speedway’s 38th annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25.The 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $200 to start. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will be among the competitors this weekend at Pocola.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar State points, but no local track points, will be given. Menasco Racing Enterprises gives a $500 bonus to the driver making the long tow. Entry fee is $100.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday.An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.More information about the Kegger is posted on the www.tri-statespeedway.com website and on Facebook.last_img read more