Cat Power Announces First Album In 6 Years, Fall Tour Dates With The National

first_imgCat Power, more formally known as Chan Marshall, has announced a new album and supporting tour—marking her tenth album to date and first release in six years, following 2012’s Sun. The new album, Wanderer, will feature 11 tracks and is due out on October 5th via Domino Records.Produced entirely by Marshall herself, Wander was written between Miami and Los Angeles over the last several years and features some of her “longtime friends and compatriots” including Lana Del Ray.According to Marshall, the new album is about “The course my life has taken in this journey–going from town to town, with my guitar, telling my tale; with reverence to the people who did this generations before me. Folk singers, blues singers, and everything in between.”Cat Power’s newly-announced tour will kick off with a festival experience at Riot Fest in September. With over 30 dates on the calendar, Cat Power will link up with The National for performances in Berkeley, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Columbia, MD; and New York, NY.You can get a glimpse of what’s to come in the video, as well as Wanderer’s tracklisting and tour dates below: Wanderer Tracklist:01. Wanderer02. In Your Face03. You Get04. Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)05. Horizon06. Stay07. Black08. Robbin Hood09. Nothing Really Matters10. Me Voy11. Wanderer / Exit[expanding more-text=”View All Tour Dates”][expanding more-text=”View All Tour Dates”]Cat Power 2018 Tour Dates:09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/25 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre *09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts *09/28 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *09/30 – New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium *10/05 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club10/06 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground10/08 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre10/09 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall10/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater10/12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage10/23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse10/25 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon10/26 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique10/28 – Berlin, DE @ Astra10/29 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra10/30 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks11/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzamatazz11/02 – Madrid, ES @ Circo Price11/05 – Bologna, IT @ Estragon11/06 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz11/17 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox11/18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel11/23 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC11/24 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park11/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren11/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s11/28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall11/29 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater12/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre* = w/ the NationalView All Trackslast_img read more

Looking at Storage Through a Different Lens

first_imgAs I settle into my new role as head of EMC Core Technologies, I am frequently asked to summarize the business opportunity we have and how our portfolio hangs together, specifically from the high-end enterprise perspective.  This has me thinking about the current state and direction of the storage industry.Bear with me through a story which, if I am lucky, will shed some light on how our portfolio best meets the needs of our customers.  Safe harbor statement: I have simplified the story for effect so technologies such as Isilon and VNX are not specifically referenced, but this is supposed to be a blog, not a mini-series.Back in 1996, I relocated to the US from the UK, landing in Santa Cruz, California. My new home blew me away with the diversity of people, scenery, climates, etc… total sensory overload.Before the move, I had never really taken photography seriously, sporting a Kodak Instamatics camera with rather cool flash units (sorry XtremIO, not that type of flash), which resulted in a bunch of slides and rather poor situational snaps.  When I arrived in the US, I upped my game by adopting a very early Nikon Coolpix – the one with the swiveling lens.How many times have you looked back at a great photo that captures the moment when you were actually in situ?  Imagine how exciting the early months in California were as I captured all these new experiences on film.  The euphoria ended abruptly after a whale-watching trip on a choppy Monterey Bay.  When developing the snaps from this adventure, I was presented with an ‘almost tail.’  Not exactly the memory I was looking for.It was time to step up my game again and get serious.  As luck would have it, a friend of mine was a budding photographer who explained that photographers fall into one of two camps: Nikon or Canon.  And if you want to take this stuff really seriously, you need an SLR camera (or single-lens reflex for the uninitiated).  In addition, apparently the real money is not spent on the ‘body’, but on the ‘glass’ aka the lens.Wise words indeed and I plunged forward into the world of Canon, purchased a ‘semi pro’ EOS SLR camera and a plethora of lenses: telephoto, macro, fisheye, fixed for low-light interior, multiplier rings and more goodies than I knew what they did.  In fact, I even had to buy a custom backpack to carry all my treasures around.The quality of my photos increased exponentially, but my wife wasn’t pleased with me trawling around the San Francisco Zoo with a 300mm lens attached to a monopod.  I think she used numerous and varied expletives sprinkled in for good measure.Over the course of the next few years, I upgraded the camera body three times, from film to digital and ultimately to Mega Pixel.  I started thinking I could even become a professional photographer, much to my wife’s chagrin (a story for another day).My EOS collection continued to grow; I now had two bodies, one main and one spare.  I actually upgraded to a 5DMkII with full-frame which tipped into the professional category.  Taking a holiday in Alaska put the many lenses to great use.But then, work started to absorb the vast majority of my waking hours and I found it tough to carry the camera with me on business trips. I started searching for a solution that was just as good, but a lot more agile.Enter the mirrorless camera.  You can change the lenses; it has a high Mpx rate and a small enough form factor to fit in a messenger bag.  Bingo, a purchase was made from the Sony NEX series.  That little beauty travelled with me everywhere… granted it’s not quite as crisp on mono color pictures and it did not initially have the range or breadth of the EOS setup.  But in the majority of cases, the benefits of its size, agility and cool factor far outweighed those disadvantages.  This is an example of a technology that revolutionized the whole idea of cameras, but it has not quite reached its potential yet.Flash forward to an article I read recently that claimed the second most popular camera make on Flickr was the iPhone.  This got me thinking about my own camera usage and was the impetus for this blog.Had I started to use my iPhone camera as my default camera without realizing it?Well, yes.I still use the Canon EOS when we take a big holiday or go somewhere where I know I don’t want to compromise on quality.And the mirrorless camera has become my stock camera for all other trips.BUT the vast majority of my snaps are now taken every day on my iPhone.iPhone quality, frankly speaking, is better than you expect, but pretty shabby if you want a poster or wall art.  That’s not the point.  Turns out the benefits of the iPhone always being in your possession, linked to GPS which allows you to search via location, and ease of integration with apps and sharing, make it the preferred device for everyday snaps.So you see there are three camera types driving my love of photography – each of which has its own use case:A camera where everything is possible (Canon EOS) – a safari, a whale-watching cruise, a trip to the pyramids, etc. No compromise is the driving factor. A camera to catch the quick moments (iPhone) – the dog lying upside down, a daft road sign or a work associate falling asleep during a meeting. Here convenience is the driving factor.So to the real point of this blog – making sense of the many movements in the primary storage market.  Thinking about when and how I use various cameras offered a way see how our customers think about choosing the right storage solution for their adventure.The Canon EOS is like EMC’s VMAX.  No compromises, with the lenses being the data services.  Interestingly, both EMC and Canon realize that the value of these products IS the combination of lens and camera back, but each is valuable separately. They are not indelibly joined.  The new VMAX architecture separates the data services from the back-end storage with technologies such as Federated Tiered Storage (FTS) and ViPR, but you can take full advantage of these features with alternate storage.The mirrorless camera is beyond cool.  It’s not your Dad’s camera and it speaks volumes to edgy innovation… this is XtremIO.  It is lightning fast, super agile and does pretty much anything the Canon can.  The possibilities are limitless.By the way, Canon realized the value of mirrorless technology and actually built a body where you can use your current EOS lenses.  In a way this is like a VMAX hybrid array with flash inside. You have data services and the performance of flash, but you still have the bulk of the array.  A very good compromise indeed, but it’s not an all-flash array (AFA).Canon also made an adapter to allow you to snap your EOS lenses onto an OEM mirrorless camera back.  This is like putting XtremIO behind a VMAX with FTS.  You have the AFA value and you can embrace the data services of a VMAX, so a great ROI but with some of the bulk of a professional camera albeit a lot less than with the standard camera back.And then there’s the iPhone camera.  This hyper-converged camera, while ubiquitous, is clearly not a replacement for the Canon EOS.  It’s not a ‘from the ground up’ camera, but its hyper-convergence is clearly an important feature.  The point is hyper-converged is a compute block with networking and storage in it for the ride just as the iPhone is a phone, PDA, media player and camera all in one form factor.We are in the middle of a whirlwind of innovation in the data center.  Storage is ever growing and so are the choices.  In my mind, there is no clear winner or loser.  What is clear is VMAX has redefined itself to be very relevant in an enterprise-grade distributed data service kind of way.  It’s XtremIO’s time with unprecedented growth and the emergence of the all-in-one converged infrastructure.  And hyper-converged infrastructure is coming of age with VCE.What this reflection tells me is that we should all assume these three models, white box and cloud are going to be part of our complicated lives for a good number of years to come.  The key is to know which “camera” you need for the adventure you’re taking.I hope my analogy resonated for you and I’m interested in hearing your views. A camera that’s easy-to-use, tailor-made, and all about high-performance (mirrorless Sony NEX) – for the holiday in Mexico, a family trip back to the UK, a customer advisory board meeting or perhaps EMC World 2015. Here performance and agility are the driving factors.last_img read more

Credit unions, leagues talk tax status, reg relief with policymakers

first_imgProtecting the credit union tax status, the need for regulatory relief and data security were the topics of discussions with policymakers across Capitol Hill this week, as credit union leagues from 5 states participated in Hike the Hill. Credit unions from Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania and Vermont met with members of Congress, as well as federal agencies, during their time in Washington, D.C.“Our main message was about the credit union tax status and how it’s core to our business model,” said Justin Hupfer, CEO of PolicyWorks. “We wanted to make sure legislators are aware that the benefits of our tax treatment end up with our members, who save $110 million per year in Iowa.”Before their day of meetings, Connecticut’s credit unions enjoyed a welcome session at Credit Union House with CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.Once on the Hill, credit unions asked for support of the tax status, support for the Residential Loan Parity Act, support for any proposals that would impose data security standards on merchants and discussed the effect on consumers of the Equifax breach with their congressional delegation. When meeting with the NCUA, credit union leaders had a discussion about the long-term outlook on the Share Insurance Fund. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

CUNA/League system witness to testify before Senate Banking Committee July 23

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Rachel Pross, chief risk officer at Maps CU in Salem, Oregon will testify on behalf of CUNA at a hearing on cannabis banking conducted by the Senate Banking Committee. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23, starting at 10:00 a.m. (ET) and will be streamed live.CUNA supports credit unions’ ability to serve their members but takes no position on legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis. In states where cannabis is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes, credit union members are engaged in this market but have difficulty accessing traditional banking services. The public safety risk continues to grow among credit unions and communities at large due to the lack of access to banking services.Pross testified before the House Financial Services Committee in February about the need for Congressional clarity on this matter.Her testimony included support for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595), a bill that would allow credit unions and banks to serve legal cannabis businesses and the ancillary businesses that serve them.last_img read more

PODCAST: Developing credit union advocates

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Brandon Riechers believes in developing young professionals and getting them involved in all areas of the credit union movement.“I’ve always been a champion of young professionals,” says Riechers, president/CEO of $2.6 billion asset Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wis. “At Royal, we do what we can to help in the development of future leaders on many fronts.”Those fronts include advocacy.Earlier this year, Royal launched the Young Professional Credit Union Activist (YP CU Activist), a program designed to strengthen the credit union movement and amplify the voices of young professionals. continue reading »last_img read more

Leadership and the ‘human operating system’

first_imgBeing an effective leader requires not only understanding the people you’re leading, but also how the human brain operates and how it affects a person’s actions and emotions.Responding to people and the problems associated with emotional tension is “a messy business,” says Daniel Wood, executive and leadership coach and behavioral analyst.He explored how the brain works and why it’s important for leaders to understand how it operates in “The Senior Leader and The Human Operating System,” a virtual roundtable from the CUNA Councils.Leaders need to understand that “everything you say and do comes from where you are and where you’ve been,” Wood says. “Leaders can influence the structure and functioning of their brain over time.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Chinese firm sued by US over ‘fake’ masks not certified: Official

first_imgTopics : The ministry added that China has taken a series of measures to strengthen the quality control of exported epidemic-prevention materials, and to regulate exports. “China is willing to strengthen cooperation with governments including that of the United States, work together, overcome the epidemic, and build a common community of health for mankind,” it said. A government official told reporters in April that China had confiscated over 89 million poor quality face masks, after a slew of complaints about faulty protective gear exported worldwide. A Chinese company sued for selling nearly half a million fake and substandard N95 respirators to US buyers in April is not a certified maker of medical masks, Chinese authorities said on Monday.Guangdong-based King Year Packaging and Printing is not on a list of enterprises approved or registered as meeting foreign standards, China’s Commerce Ministry told AFP.The company had shipped three batches of purported N95 masks — needed to protect medical and other personnel in the coronavirus pandemic — to US buyers, according to a complaint filed in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York.center_img The firm allegedly falsely claimed the 495,200 masks it shipped had met the N95 standard and that they were certified by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.The mask importer paid over $1 million for them, said the complaint.”According to our preliminary understanding, the Chinese company involved in this case is a manufacturer of non-medical masks and is not on the list of companies certified or registered as meeting foreign standards,” said the commerce ministry.It was referring to a list issued by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products.last_img read more

Teachers, activists decry educational disparities exacerbated by outbreak

first_imgSuch dangers are part of school life for some students of SMP 16 East Seram state junior high school students in Maluku.Lissa told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that students from Tobo village had to walk along the coast and cross several rivers every day because the only road connecting Tobo village and Batuasah village – where the school is located – was “in a very poor condition”. It takes the students around an hour to reach the school each day, which is about three kilometers from Tobo.Batuasah and Tobo villages are located in the one of the few COVID-19 low-risk areas, or “green-zones”, in the nation where school are allowed to reopen. But there is no secondary school in Tobo, so most families send their children to the school in Batuasah.Read also: Students in Maluku help each other cross dangerous river to get to school As four junior high schoolers waded across a fast flowing river on their way to school, they struggled to keep their balance against the force of the current.Once the first student had made it across, she stretched out her hands to help her friends climb up the bank. By the time they had all reached the other side, their uniforms and bags were soaking wet.A video of them crossing the river has gone viral on social media in the past few days after the students’ English teacher, Weto “Lissa” Wailissahalaong, 32, recorded their treacherous journey and shared the video on Facebook. In the background, she can be heard screaming to the girls to “hold on to each other”. “Our school reopened on July 13. Before that, we visited the students at their homes, one by one, because there is no internet connection in our village,” said Lissa, who has been teaching at the school for four years. “Most of the students here are also from low income families who cannot afford gadgets, so we can’t do online learning.”“The situation has been like this for years. […] We really need the government to fix the road and build bridges because there are many rivers in these parts,” she said. “The students are so excited to go to school, but they are also often too tired once they get to class, or fall ill, because of the arduous journey.”It is not the first time the nation has seen footage or heard stories of students, especially from rural areas, having to overcome dangerous situations just to go to school, highlighting how disparities in development and wealth have long denied many young people of their right to education.For the past four months, more than 60 million students across the nation have been forced to study from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.While online learning has become the new norm during the pandemic, many students, like those in East Seram, have not been able to participate because of the country’s digital divide or because they even lack access to electricity.Read also: Distance learning threatens to exacerbate education inequality in IndonesiaThis year, for the first time ever, National Children’s Day will be commemorated virtually on July 23.Humanitarian organization Wahana Visi Indonesia has compiled 170 letters written by children in rural Indonesia to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo about their thoughts on living through the pandemic.“We cannot study. Unlike our friends in the city, we cannot do online learning,” Ririn, 12, from South Nias regency wrote. “And, during this pandemic, my parents have had a hard time finding money for daily supplies.”Another student, eighth grader Keti from Asmat, Papua, said, “I want to study but there is no internet in my village. I want to read, but there are no books.”Wahana Visi advocacy manager Junito Drias said he hoped that Jokowi would read the letters so that he and his administration could gain a better understanding of what children in remote areas were going through and could issue policies to address their problems.Children’s rights activists have encouraged parents to be more active in supervising their children at home while schools were closed down. They also urged the government to act responsibly and address the issues that prevented many students from accessing education during the health crisis.“The main problem in fulfilling the right to education in our country is very basic: disparities in the access to education. And the pandemic has only made these problems worse,” Lentera Anak Foundation chair Lisda Sunda said.“Education is the basic right of children and must be fulfilled by the government, parents and the community. Every party has a role to play, according to their authority and capacity,” she said, urging the government to also improve supporting facilities like roads and bridges for students in remote areas.Meanwhile, around 500 children from various regions have participated in a YouTube video produced by the Asia Foundation’s Program Peduli to celebrate National Children’s Day. In the video, the children share their thoughts on dealing with the pandemic.center_img Topics :last_img read more

First-half returns at Dutch scheme SPMS lifted by interest rates

first_imgThe scheme for medical consultants also reported a return of 1.8% over 2013.As a consequence of rising interest rates last year, the scheme’s liabilities decreased, boosting funding by 4.2 percentage points to 116.8% at year-end.SPMS said its coverage ratio included its annual unconditional indexation of 3%.Last year, the pension fund’s 36% equity portfolio returned 17%, with investments in Japan, the US and Europe returned 50%, 28.5% and 27.2%, respectively.The four hedge funds in its alpha mandate returned 8.5%, outperforming its benchmark by 4.8%.However, rising interest rates caused a 5.4% loss on its 43% fixed income holdings, as well as a 4.1% loss on its interest hedge.Emerging market debt lost 12.5% over the same period.The scheme’s credit holdings varied, with European corporate bonds returning 4.7% and US investments losing 4.4%.The scheme also lost 7.8% on inflation-linked bonds.Non-listed property returned -1.2%, against a benchmark of 6.5%, whereas listed real estate returned 4.4%.SPMS reported costs for pensions administration of €444 per participant last year and said it spent 1.12% of its assets on asset management, including 20 basis points for transactions.The scheme provides pensions for 8,000 self-employed medical consultants and more than 6,500 pensioners. SPMS, the occupational pension fund for Dutch medical consultants, has produced an 11.2% return over the first six months of 2014 on the back of positive investment performance and falling interest rates.The scheme attributed the result, in equal measure, to investment returns and a 70% hedge – using swaps – on the interest risk of its liabilities.Over the first two quarters of the year, the pension fund’s assets rose to €7.8bn, while its coverage ratio improved by 3 percentage points to 120%. However, the pension fund took pains to point out that, were its funding discounted against market rates rather than against the three-month average and application of the ultimate forward rate, its coverage would drop from 115% to 112%.last_img read more

Into the River banned: Award-winning sex and drugs teen novel off the shelves

first_img“Our concern was that the classification will …. exert a significant influence upon other decisions portraying teenage sex and drug-taking,” Mr McCoskrie said. Family First would now prepare a submission to the review board that includes 400 complaints made to the censor about the book’s content. Under the interim ban it was now illegal to sell or supply the book anywhere in New Zealand.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-explicit-teen-novel-gets-blacklisted-by-nz-censors-so-it-s-now-illegal-to-sell-q09423‘Will I be burnt next?’ – Into the River author Ted Dawe on book banningNZ Herald 7 September 2015The author of the first book to be banned in New Zealand for at least 22 years is asking: “Will I be burnt next?”Ted Dawe, 64, the head of studies at Taylors College for international students in Auckland, is the unlikely subject of the first interim restriction order on a book under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/books/news/article.cfm?c_id=134&objectid=11509128Book banned after Christian complaintRadio NZ News 7 September 2015The author of an award-winning young adults book says he is appalled it has been banned after a complaint from a Christian lobby group.The Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim restriction order on Into The River, by Auckland author Ted Dawe, meaning it cannot be sold, lent or displayed by anyone.http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283482/book-banned-after-christian-complaintFamily First get book banned pending reviewNewsTalk ZB 7 September 2015An award-winning but controversial children’s book has been taken off the selves while its classification is reviewed.Family First New Zealand won its bid for an Interim Restriction Order for ‘Into the River’ by Ted Dawe.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/family-first-get-book-banned-pending-review/Award-winning book banned in NZOtago Daily Times 7 September 2015The author of the first book to be banned in New Zealand for at least 22 years is asking: “Will I be burnt next?”His book for teenagers, Into the River, won top prize in New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards in 2013. But it has been banned from sale or supply under the order issued by the president of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Don Mathieson, QC.http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/354984/award-winning-book-banned-nzBanned book removed from librarySunLive 7 September 2015The only copy of a now banned book has been removed from Tauranga City Library’s young adult’s section and ‘put aside’ says city libraries manager Jill Best.The award-winning Kiwi novel Into The River by Auckland author Ted Dawe has been banned following complaints regarding sexually explicit content.http://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/108736-banned-book-removed-from-library.htmlTeen novel prompts first New Zealand book ban in decadesYahoo News 7 September 2015New Zealand censors sparked outrage on Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was “blindsided” by the ban on his coming-of-age story “Into the River”, which won the New Zealand Post children’s book of the year in 2013.https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/29456950/teen-novel-prompts-first-new-zealand-book-ban-in-decades/Teen book stripped from shelvesSkyNews 7 September 2015An award-winning teen book has been stripped from New Zealand library and bookshop shelves after been hit with an interim ban for explicit content.Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the NZ Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/asiapacific/2015/09/07/teen-book-stripped-from-shelves.htmlAward-winning teen book Into the River banned in New Zealand3News 7 September 2015An award-winning teen book has been stripped from library and bookshop shelves after been hit with an interim ban for explicit content.Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.http://www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/award-winning-teen-book-into-the-river-banned-in-new-zealand-2015090711#axzz3l66RLpkX ‘There’re way worse things on the internet’ – racy novel’s ban puzzles teensOneNewsNow 8 September 2015Some teenagers say they can’t understand why a book aimed at them which features scenes of sex and drug-taking has been banned when they could access more explicit content on the internet if they wanted to.Auckland public libraries had asked the censor to lift restrictions on the award-winning Kiwi novel Into The River by Ted Dawe, provoking a Family First-sponsored review, and the interim banning of the book.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/-there-re-way-worse-things-on-the-internet-racy-novel-s-ban-puzzles-teens-q09521Young adult novel Into the River banned in New Zealand over ‘sexual content and drug taking’The Independent 8 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has been banned in New Zealand following complaints about the book’s depiction of drug taking and sexual content. NZ Herald 7 September 2015New Zealand’s censorship review board has slapped an interim ban on a book for the first time since the current law was passed 22 years ago, potentially igniting a new wave of restrictions on sexually explicit books.The president of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Dr Don Mathieson, QC, has issued the Interim Restriction Order banning the sale or distribution of Auckland author Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel for teenagers Into the River until the full board can consider whether the book should be restricted.Family First director Bob McCoskrie, who requested the review, said the interim order – the first affecting a book under the Films, Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993 – showed people could still use the censorship system.“Hopefully we have set a precedent and people start bringing other books to the fore that they are concerned about.”Freedom of expression needed to be weighed against the need to protect the public good and young people, he said.“Where a book is targeted at teenagers it needed to be language and theme appropriate.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/books/news/article.cfm?c_id=134&objectid=11508895Racy teen novel Into the River banned after Family First complaintStuff co.nz 7 September 2015An award-winning Kiwi novel has been banned after a complaint by conservatives, potentially sparking a wave of new restrictions on books with sexually explicit content.The teen novel Into the River by Auckland author Ted Dawe has gone through a considerable censorship battle.The interim ban makes it a crime to supply, display, or distribute the book in any way – if one knows about the order. Individuals and organisations who knowingly supply the banned book are liable of fines of up to $3000 and $10,000 respectively. The ban includes schools and libraries.It is the first time an interim ban has been imposed on a book since the current law was passed 22 years ago.Conservative lobbying group Family First, who pushed for the review and an R18 restriction, applauded the decision.“We’ve empowered parents to start expressing their concerns about books more,” leader Bob McCoskrie said. “We believe the censor is out of touch with material parents don’t want their kids to be reading.”McCoskrie supported a wider move to a film-like sticker rating system for books.“We do it for movies so why not books? I think to be honest parents expect this to be happening.”“These books can exert a significant influence. We just think its about age appropriateness.”Family First claim the censor has received over 400 letters from concerned parents.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/71797069/Racy-teen-novel-Into-the-River-banned-after-Family-First-complaint‘Explicit’ teen novel gets blacklisted by NZ censors – so it’s now illegal to sell itOneNewsNow 7 September 2015Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into the River has been black-listed by the Film and Literature Board of Review at the request of conservative family values group Family First.It’s the latest twist for a book embroiled in a back-and forth censorship battle since controversially taking out top prize in the 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.In a strongly worded order, review board president Dr Don Mathieson said he had accepted the concerns of Family First and the hundreds of families who wrote to the censor’s office to protest the content, themes and availability of the book.Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First, said the decision was appropriate for a book “laced with detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language and scenes of drug-taking”.He said it was most significant the review board agreed with Family First’s concerns that the lack of classification would set a dangerous precedent. Into the River by New Zealand author Ted Dawe has been placed under an interim ban, making organisations who knowingly supply the banned book liable to fines of up to NZ$10,000.http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/young-adult-novel-into-the-river-banned-in-new-zealand-over-sexual-content-and-drug-taking-10490065.htmlNew Zealand bans award-winning teenage novel after outcry from Christian groupThe Guardian 7 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has become the first book in more than 20 years to be banned in New Zealand after an outcry from a Christian group.Ted Dawe’s Into the River has been banned from sale or supply by the Film and Literature Board of Review (FLBR) after a complaint from conservative lobby group Family First.http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/07/new-zealand-bans-into-the-river-teenage-novel-outcry-christian-groupWARNING: The horrific moment a bungee jumper hits the waterTVNZ  9 September 2015 The head of Family First, whose opposition to Ted Dawe’s coming-of-age novel Into The River has seen it temporarily banned, says he has read the book and it’s “two hours of my life that I won’t recover”. The award-winning novel has been pulled from …New Zealand Bans Young Adult Book Over ‘Cussing and Ejaculation’VICE News  9 September 2015An award-winning young adult novel has been banned by New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review (FLBR) amid mounting pressure from conservative Christians, who objected to the book’s “detailed descriptions of sex acts, coarse language, and …Into The River by Ted Dawe. Photo / NZMENew Zealand Herald 9 September 2015Attorney-General Chris Finlayson says the Government should review the law on the classification of books after the interim ban on Ted Dawe’s teenage novel Into The River. Mr Finlayson said the decision to ban the sale and supply of the book for …Can you pick the quotes from Ted Dawe’s banned novel Into the River?The Guardian 9 September 2015 More Than This has an explicit sex scene in it, showing tenderness between two boys. Go ahead, New Zealand, ban it, I f******* dare you. — John Boyne (@john_boyne) September 7, 2015. As a reader & writer, I stand full square with Ted Dawe & I know …New Zealand bans young adult novel; first book ban in 22 years CNN 9 September 2015 “Into the River,” a novel by New Zealand author Ted Dawe, has been banned after complaints from a family advocacy group. (CNN) — New Zealand has banned its first book in 22 years after an award-winning New Zealand author’s novel was criticized for its …Banned book Into the River ‘is one of the best teen novels going’Stuff.co.nz 8 September 2015Ted Dawe’s first novel, Thunder Road, set the scene for his exploration of the dark side of teenage life which has triggered controversy in the follow-up, Into the River. OPINION: The interim ban of Ted Dawe’s novel Into the River is, in my opinion …Silent protest over Into the River book banningStuff.co.nz 8 September 2015Dunedin author Emma Neale will hold a silent reading protest against the ban for Ted Dawe’s book, Into The River. A silent reading protest against the banning of a book is spreading nationwide. Dunedin author Emma Neale, who worked on the initial …Experts call ban of Ted Dawe’s Into The River novel over sexual content …Daily Mail 8 September 2015Australia’s leading parenting experts have slammed the decision to ban an award-winning children’s novel as ‘ludicrous’ and ‘extreme’ following complaints over sexually explicit content and offensive material. Conservative Christian lobby group Family …New Zealand bans prize-winning young adult novel Into The River over sex scenesSydney Morning Herald 8 September 2015An award-winning Kiwi novel has been banned after a complaint by religious conservatives, potentially sparking a wave of new restrictions in New Zealand on books with sexually explicit content. The teen novel Into the River by Auckland author Ted Dawe …So what’s all the fuss about Ted Dawe’s book Into the River?Stuff.co.nz 8 September 2015The 64-year-old author of award-winning teen novel Into the River has taught at Aorere College and Dilworth School. He is now director of studies at Taylors College for international studies in Auckland. His first novel Thunder Road, a prequel to Into …Ted Dawe’s Into The River is 1st book to be banned in New Zealand in over 2 …Daily Mail 7 September 2015 At the centre of the issue for the objectors were detailed descriptions of sex acts and drug use, and the use of an offensive term for female genitalia. The order was issued by the president of the board of review, Dr Don Mathieson, an active Christian …New Zealand: Award-winning Into the River novel bannedBBC News 7 September 2015 Censors in New Zealand have placed an interim ban on an award-winning book for teenagers – the first such restriction in more than 20 years. It’s now illegal to sell or distribute Into the River by Ted Dawe, including at schools and libraries, the …Teen novel draws first New Zealand book ban in decadesgulfnews.com 7 September 2015Wellington: New Zealand censors sparked outrage on Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades. Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was …New Zealand bans novel with sex, bullyingBusiness Standard 7 September 2015New Zealand has banned an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in over two decades, the media reported on Monday. The Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim …Into the River: New Zealand bans award-winning teen novel that includes sex …ABC Online 7 September 2015 New Zealand censors have sparked outrage after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in more than two decades. Auckland author Ted Dawe said he was “blindsided” by the …Why Did New Zealand Ban ‘Into The River,’ And Will The YA Novel Ever Be Available?Bustle 9 September 2015We like to think of book bans as a thing of the past. Sure, people occasionally speak out against a book pick, but few people are campaigning to seize, burn, and ban the titles they oppose. That’s what makes the latest book news so shocking, and has …‘Into the River’ Banned in New ZealandGalleyCat 9 September 2015 Into the River by Ted Dawe has been banned in New Zealand after complaints from Christian groups. The book, which won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book award in 2013, is aimed at teenage boys and was banned for the inclusion of sex and drugs in …Award-winning ‘Into the River’ novel banned in NZThe Rakyat Post 9 September 2015 New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review has placed an interim ban on ‘Into the River’ by Ted Dawe, an award-winning book for teenagers. Adjust Font Size: WELLINGTON, Sept 8, 2015: New Zealand censors have placed an interim ban on an …New Zealand bans young adult novelKTXS 9 September 2015New Zealand has banned its first book in 22 years after an award-winning New Zealand author’s novel was criticized for its offensive language and gratuitous sexual imagery.Editorial: Nothing better than a ban to lift interestWanganui Chronicle 9 September 2015 WELL, thank goodness Ted Dawe’s award-winning teenage novel Into The River has been banned. For starters, it was long overdue. We haven’t had a book banning for 22 years and it’s more than 70 years since Adolf Hitler led the way with mass book …A Bookshop Explains Why the Into the River Ban is Dumb 3News 9 September 2015Jenna Todd of Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore explains why she and her co-workers have set up an ‘offensive books window’ to protest the interim ban on Ted Dawe’s novel Into the River. In 2013, we displayed a sign outside of our store that said, ‘Proudly …New Zealand: Censors ban award-winning teen novel Into the River by Ted DaweYahoo News UK 9 September 2015Censors in New Zealand have banned Into the River, an award-winning teen novel from its shelves, making it the first book to be removed from shelves in more than two decades. The book, which won the New Zealand Post children’s book of the year in 2013, …Book’s banning ‘exceedingly troubling’Voxy 8 September 2015The decision by the President of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Dr Don Mathieson, QC, to issue an Interim Restriction Order banning the sale or distribution of Auckland author Ted Dawe’s award-winning novel for teenagersInto the River, …School librarians nonplussed by book banRadio NZ News 9 September 2015School librarians are in uproar after being told to take copies of banned book IntoThe River off their shelves.The award-winning book is off limits until the Film and Literature board of review decides next month whether to give it an age restriction following a challenge by lobby group Family First.Meanwhile, other books containing sex and violence, such as the Game of Thrones series, remain on their shelves.President of the School Library Association Miriam Tuohy says a lot of schools have copies of Into the River and librarians are not happy about the ban.“There’s been probably fair to say, a bit of an uproar about it.”http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283651/school-librarians-nonplussed-by-banCensorship is alive in New Zealand. I should know: my book was bannedThe Guardian  10 September 2015The censorship of my award-winning young adult novel, Into The River, made me a minor literary celebrity. All I wanted was to get working-class boys to read. Teacher and author of Into The River, Ted Dawe. Photograph: Supplied. Wednesday 9 September …New Zealand protests planned in solidarity with banned bookThe Guardian  10 September 2015Crime scene … Auckland’s Time Out Bookstore has made a window display of banned books. Photograph: Jenna Todd/ Auckland books/PR. Alison Flood. Wednesday 9 September 2015 11.27 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 9 September 2015 19.01 EDT.Amazon removes Into the River ebookStuff.co.nz 9 September 2015Online retailer Amazon has removed an electronic version of Ted Dawe’s Into the River after it was slapped with an interim ban earlier this week. The ebook version of the novel was available for purchase in New Zealand for some time after the …Auckland bookstore’s quiet protest against banned bookStuff.co.nz 9 September 2015An Auckland bookshop’s protest against the banning of an award-winning book has brought it huge attention on social media. The Film and Literature Board of Review has put an interim restriction order on Ted Dawe’s young adult novel Into The River …last_img read more