Candidate for State House speaking at NORWF

first_img From the Northwest Orange Republican Women FederatedNorthwest Orange Republican Women, Federated (NORWF) will host guest speaker, David Smith on Thursday, May 18th. The meeting will take on Veteran’s and Memorial Day theme. David Smith has extensive military and veteran status like his father who was a career U.S. Army officer and Vietnam veteran.Currently, David Smith is a Republican Candidate for Florida State Representative, House District 28. The district encompasses the eastern half of Seminole County and includes Geneva, Chuluota, Winter Springs, Oviedo, and parts of Casselberry, Longwood, and Sanford.David SmithCandidate Smith’s history is strong in patriotism and “veteran proud”. David’s family moved to Central Florida in 1972. His extended family still lives in Merritt Island. David attended Texas A&M University on a military scholarship and graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. David earned his wings of gold at NAS Pensacola launching his career as a UH-1N helicopter pilot. During his career, he flew more than 4,500 accident-free flight hours and was a Weapons and Tactics Instructor. He made six extended deployments overseas or aboard ship including a combat tour flying in Operation Iraqi Freedom.In addition to his flying duties, David had multiple assignments as a Program Manager overseeing military procurement contracts. After graduating from the Defense Acquisition University he was selected by the Marine Corps as one of their first Acquisition Professionals. David also holds a Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Business Management. He had Command assignments or Program Management responsibility for three separate billion-dollar programs. His final Marine Corps assignment was leading a military and civilian workforce at the Central Florida Research Park that managed $1.4 billion worth of Modeling, Simulation and Training projects.After 30 years of service, David retired at the rank of Colonel. He has worked in the private sector of Central Florida’s Modeling, Simulation, and Training industry for the last five years. He currently owns a business consulting company.Colonel David Smith (Ret.) lives in Winter Springs and is very active in community affairs. He is a member of the Rotary Club, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cross Life Church, VFW Post 5405 and multiple other Veterans organizations and local non-profit groups. He is a member of Leadership Seminole class #26. David is a Republican Party precinct 61 committeeman and a life-long, conservative Republican.Please plan on attending the May 18th NORWF meeting to learn more about these topics. The deadline for making a reservation is Monday, May 15th. General Membership Meetings are at 11 AM on the third Thursday of each month at the Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol Estate, 1355 Errol Parkway, Apopka, Florida 32712. There is a business meeting and program each month. Please call 904-315-2535 or e-mail [email protected] to make a reservation. You may also reserve online at www.norwf.org. TAGSDavid SmithNORWF Previous article10 tips for effective communication with your doctorNext articleApopka Weekly Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

A House in the Sea / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati + Studio D…

first_imgSave this picture!© Aldo Amoretti+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects A House in the Sea / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati + Studio DanieleSave this projectSaveA House in the Sea / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati + Studio Daniele ArchDaily Architects: Studio Daniele, Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Studio Daniele, Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati, Marco Ciarlo, Fabrizio Melano, Giampiero Negro, Carlo Daniele, Lorenzo DanieleSupervision Of Works:Carlo DanieleArt Direction:Marco CiarloCollaborators:Angela Magnano, Ramona Blengio, Giorgia Rinaudo, Giovanni Ciarlo, Simona De Miglio, Michele Ciarlo, Andrea RossiSystems:Termica Progetti, Ravera e Lanza AssociatiVentilated Walls:Dallera TecnologieExecuting Company:Porta Rossa SpaCity:BergeggiCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aldo AmorettiText description provided by the architects. The project consists of the restoration of the building called “Il Faro” located between the Via Aurelia and the beach in the Municipality of Bergeggi in the Province of Savona. The object of the intervention consists of a main prismatic body and a secondary volume adhering to the south-east elevation, reduced to a state of ruin, already gutted internally and without roofs. The architectural solution adopted proposes the rigorous respect of the existing form and aims to maintain the sculptural dimension of the structure and the layout of the existing windows.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiOn the secondary volume, heavily modified over time, the project proposes light misalignments and a deep slit on the seaside is made on the connecting line between the main body and the smaller one, to create some loggias.The entire structure is covered in every part visible in natural stone blocks of various sizes, including the covering layers, loggias, and some internal ambients.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Aldo AmorettiThe proposed architectural solution seeks a formal and chromatic relationship with the coastal landscape to configure a new, light, contemporary identity dimension.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiThe proposed architectural solution seeks a formal and chromatic relationship with the landscape to configure a new identity image consisting of a monolith generated directly from the sand and rocks on which it is supported.Save this picture!© Aldo AmorettiProject gallerySee allShow lessBig Data and Urbanism: How to Organize Information for Optimal ApplicationArticlesA Closer Look at the Chinese Hospitals Built to Control the COVID-19 PandemicArticles Share Studio Lerda “COPY” Houses CopyHouses, Renovation•Bergeggi, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937597/a-house-in-the-sea-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati-plus-studio-daniele Clipboard Area: 440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937597/a-house-in-the-sea-studio-marco-ciarlo-associati-plus-studio-daniele Clipboard Year: Photographs: Aldo Amoretti Photographs A House in the Sea / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati + Studio Daniele CopyAbout this officeStudio Marco Ciarlo AssociatiOfficeFollowStudio DanieleOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookBergeggiItalyPublished on April 15, 2020Cite: “A House in the Sea / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati + Studio Daniele” 15 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019 Structure: “COPY” Italylast_img read more

Babee on Board app to donate all profits to charity

first_img A new app designed to help pregnant women get a seat on public transport is donating all of its profits to Project Healthy Children.Launched this week by London-based 10x, Babee on Board comes in two versions, and requires both to work. The Babee on Board ‘Request Seat’ app is for pregnant women who want to request a seat, while the ‘Offer Seat’ app is for commuters who want to receive notifications when a pregnant woman is nearby and needs a seat. Once the Request Seat app button is pressed, it sends a notification using bluetooth to smartphones within a 15-foot radius, notifying commuters that have the app that a pregnant woman needs to sit down.The ‘Request Seat’ app costs £3.99 with all profits donated to Project Healthy Children, while the Offer Seat app is free and once downloaded, takes up 7mb of space and works without ever needing to be opened.Hew Leith, CEO of 10x, said:“A year ago an 80-year-old woman next to me on a busy Tube, got up and offered her seat to a heavily pregnant woman. I was mortified. I was too engrossed on my smartphone to notice anything. I began racking my brains for a solution. By the time the Tube train pulled into the platform at Moorgate, I had the idea to use beacon bluetooth notifications so pregnant people could let commuters know they’d like a seat. Babee on Board is a simple way to help pregnant women get a seat on public transport and remove any awkwardness for commuters.”The apps are currently available on iOS, with Android versions due to be released early this year. Babee on Board app to donate all profits to charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement 92 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: app mobile 91 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 24 January 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

nVent Electric plc Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Available on Company’s Website

first_img TAGS Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, reported fourth quarter and full-year 2020 financial results today through an earnings release posted on the company’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.nvent.com. The earnings release will be furnished with the Securities and Exchange Commission on a Form 8-K and available here. The company will also hold a conference call with analysts and investors at 8:00 a.m. ET. Conference Call and Webcast Details The call can be accessed via webcast by following this link or by dialing 855-493-3495 or 720-405-2160 along with conference number 8944616. A replay of the conference call will be made accessible once it becomes available and will remain accessible through midnight on March 23, 2021 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406, along with the above conference number. Related presentation materials are posted here. ABOUT NVENT nVent is a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world’s most sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our principal office is in London and our management office in the United States is in Minneapolis. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER. nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER are trademarks owned or licensed by nVent Services GmbH or its affiliates. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005219/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact J.C. Weigelt Vice President, Investor Relations nVent 763.204.7750 [email protected] Contact Jill Saletta Vice President, Communications nVent 763.204.7771 [email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA EUROPE UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE MANUFACTURING COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS OTHER MANUFACTURING SOURCE: nVent Electric plc Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 06:30 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 06:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005219/en nVent Electric plc Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results Available on Company’s Website Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Previous articleGeorgia, No. 16 Tennessee meet in conference playNext articleMagellan Healthcare Presents Clinical Model for Serving the Behavioral Health Needs of High-Risk Children and Adolescents Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

‘Shoot for Heroes’

first_imgLocal News Twitter ‘Shoot for Heroes’ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleJuneteenth Basketball TournamentNext articleChurch News May 29, 2021 Odessa American By Odessa American – May 29, 2021 Facebookcenter_img Twitter TAGSShoot for HeroesShow of SupportSporting Clay Shoot WhatsApp Show of Support has scheduled a Sporting Clay Shoot, “Shoot for Heroes,” July 30 at Windwalker Farms Sporting Clays, 2551 County Road C2801, Stanton.Check in for the first flight is at 7:30 a.m.Show of Support is a 501c3 non-profit organization honoring America’s wounded veterans. Their purpose is to demonstrate public support for the men and women of our military by providing outdoor hunting adventures to those men and women who have been injured in service to our country.Sponsorships are available.To sponsor or for more information, call 432-687-2167 or visit showofsupport.org. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Councillor says it is time to move on from budget row

first_img Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook Councillor says it is time to move on from budget row Google+ Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp “time to move on”A special meeting of Donegal County Council has today heard claim and counter claim over how the budget for 2010 was adopted last month.Non-Fianna Fail Councillors have been heavily critical of Mayor Brenden Byrne allowing the budget be adopted while only Fianna Councillors were present in the chamber.However legal advice presented today backed Mayor Byrne’s handling of the situation and all but ruled out suggestions of a vote of no confidence.Meanwhile Independent Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill has described today’s meeting as a pantomime – he says it is time now to put the controversy to rest and move on with important council business:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/18seamus.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal based B&B body predicts better times aheadNext articleRaytheon 14 trial to be moved to Belfast News Highland By News Highland – January 18, 2010 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebooklast_img read more

Before there was Charmin …

first_imgLatest Stories Skip Published 10:29 am Monday, March 23, 2020 Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Get it while you can. You might can get meat and taters later but you won’t get toilet paper,” she said. “Mark my word.”Toilet paper. A hot commodity? Corn meal and salt maybe. But toilet paper?Since the beginning of time, man – and woman – has had need of toilet paper. You Might Like Billionaires and the good society Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders contends we should not allow billionaires. His view produced interesting debate exchanges with Michael Bloomberg,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson My shopping buggy was rammed off its wheels by a lady with a buggy filled with enough toilet paper to wrap Toomer’s Corner into the next century.“Toilet paper will be the first thing we run out of – this virus thing you know,” she said.I scanned her buggy for Pepto Bismol and hoop cheese. None. Exactly what virus was she expecting? Now, with the coronavirus front page news, it seems the thoughts of the entire population of the United States, all 327 million, are consumed with toilet paper.Especially, the lady at the Pig who is probably responsible for the toilet paper shortage.Friday morning, I went early to the grocery store hoping for a loaf of bread or a morsel of meat.Coming out was the “toilet paper lady.”“Did you get toilet paper?”I assured her that I did. “Five rolls.”“Oh, my! That won’t get you through. Honey, you need all you can get.”I didn’t bother to say that was “all” I could get.“But, you work for the newspaper. I grew up using newspaper … and corncobs.” We laughed. We understood each other.“But you know what I heard on TV. That magnolia leaves make good substitutes for toilet paper,” she said. “You’ve got that big magnolia tree. You’ll be all right, but if you get in a tight, I might have a roll or two you could get.”I started thinking. Actually, I have two big magnolia trees. If worse comes to worse. … anybody that would like to rake the leaves, could have them for free. The ones they pluck off the tree … I’d say about $2 a Piggly Wiggly bag.On down the road and with retirement looming large, with all those magnolia leaves, I could start my own natural toilet paper company, “Magnolia.” I already have the slogan, “MAGNOLIA leaves nothing behind!” Before there was Charmin … When I was growing up, we were fortunate to have a bathroom clinging to our house and toilet paper on a roll. Toilet paper would never have been a thought for me except Aunt Byrd and Uncle John had an outhouse. In my child’s mind, that old lisping, wood structure eclipsed even a king’s castle.When we went to visit our relatives, Mama, who was very pa’ticlar, would first stop at the filling station for us to visit the indoor bathroom. Then, the last words out of her before we got out of the car at our relatives were “don’t go near that outhouse.”There was something magical about that outhouse. On the outside was what Uncle John called a “johnny pick” stuck in a crack in the wall. It had a candle on it. When he had to visit the outhouse at night, Uncle John said he lit the candle, took the johnny pick inside and stuck it in a crack in the wall. That way he could see inside the outhouse.An idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Mine was always idle. So, on one visit, I deviled into the outhouse and tried it out, corncobs and all. That was the first time in my life that I gave thought to toilet paper. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Book Nook to reopen Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Blunkett promises draft of corporate killing legislation

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Homesecretary said a timetable for the Bill will be published this autumnTheGovernment’s long-awaited legislation on corporate man-slaughter is set tobecome a reality, after home secretary David Blunkett said a draft Bill wouldbe published.Atimetable for the legislation and a clearer outline of what it will containwill be published in the autumn.Thelegislation was a 1997 manifesto commitment and health and safety campaignershave become impatient waiting for it to be introduced.Blunkettstressed the legislation would target companies rather than the criminalliability of individual directors, an idea that had been floated in the past. “Thelaw needs to be clear and effective in order to secure public confidence. Itmust bite properly on large corporations whose failure to set or maintainstandards causes a death. It is not targeted at conscientious companies thattake their health and safety responsibilities seriously,” he said.Pressurehad been growing on the Government on this issue since 1997, and in 2000 itpublished a consultation paper on reforming the law of corporate manslaughter. LabourMP Andrew Dismore also recently tabled an amendment to the Government’sCriminal Justice Bill, designed to tackle the issue.Anynew laws will be part of the new Bill, not the Criminal Justice Bill, ministersstressed.TheTUC welcomed the move, with general secretary Brendan Barber describing it as“a welcome boost for health and safety at work”.TheConfederation of British Industry (CBI) described the Government plan as“common sense”, arguing that Dismore’s amendments had been too harsh onbusiness.MichaelRoberts, CBI director of business environment, said: “It is absolutely rightthat negligent firms should be prosecuted for gross misconduct that leads todeath. But responsible firms with good health and safety practices must betreated fairly. We are particularly pleased the Government has avoided thetemptation to target individual directors.”Blunkettstressed unions, companies and business leaders would all be consulted on theplans.TheGovernment had carried out an impact assessment, and preliminary indicationswere that the costs of a change in the law would not be large, he added. Blunkett promises draft of corporate killing legislationOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

UE Men’s Basketball MVC Slate Released

first_imgUE Men’s Basketball MVC Slate Released Aces Ready For Upcoming Season EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The 2016-17 University of Evansville men’s basketball season is quickly approaching and another major step towards the campaign was taken today as the Missouri Valley Conference portion of the schedule has been released.Play begins on the road at Illinois State on December 29 in Normal. Last year, the Aces picked up their first road win at Redbird Arena since January of 2011.New Year’s Day will mark the home MVC opener as the Purple Aces welcome UNI to the Ford Center. Two years ago, the squads also tangled on January 1 and UE defeated the nationally-ranked Panthers by a final of 52-49. Bradley comes to the Ford Center for a January 4 meeting before UE takes to the road at Drake (1/8) and Missouri State (1/11).A pivotal 2-game home stretch will see Evansville welcome Southern Illinois and Wichita State in mid-January. The Salukis make their annual visit on Saturday, January 14 before the Shockers come to town three days later on the 17th.Next up is a trip to Chicago where the Aces take on Loyola on Jan. 21. They remain on the road until the 25th when they complete the regular-season series against UNI in Cedar Falls.Evansville will then play three of its next four games at home, beginning on January 29 versus Illinois State. After a February 1 trip to Indiana State, UE will play host to Missouri State on Feb. 4 and Loyola on the 8th.The final road swing of the season will see Evansville on the road for three out of four contests in the middle of the month. On Feb. 11, UE makes the quick trip over to Carbondale, Ill. to take on SIU before returning home to face Drake on Valentine’s Day. It is back to the road on the 18th at Bradley before the Aces travel to Wichita State for a Feb. 21 game.Senior Day will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 against Indiana State. From there, the Aces head to Arch Madness, which will be held from March 2-5 in St. LouisGame times and TV contests will be announced as soon as they are available.Season tickets are currently on sale at the Carson Center Ticket Office or by calling 812-488-ACES. Single game tickets will go on sale in October. Full information will be released at a later date.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Inside Nine Inch Nails’ Harrowing New Album, “Not The Actual Events” [Stream/Review]

first_imgTrent Reznor, the self made god of rage, is facing middle age and seeing the world through far calmer and wearier eyes on the newly released EP, Not The Actual Events. Nine Inch Nails personified the industrial music genre for most of America, with Reznor’s tortured vocals giving voice to the angst of a generation seeding the emo movement that followed. NIN’s formula of layered, clamoring beats, distorted instrumentation and breakneck tempo changes coupled with martyr complex imagery laden lyrics struck a chord in millions of disaffected souls.Time, as always, dampens the fires of youth, and even the patron saint of furious self loathing has found himself adrift and reflective on his latest release. Having slowly turned to more dark and expansive psychedelic scores on NIN albums, starting around the turn of the century, the music on the Not The Actual Events seems to come from a place of loss.Listen to the album below, and follow along with our full length review.“Branches/Bones” has the spacey disco beat and the waves of distortion of instrumental tracks we are used to, but the impetus behind the tracks sounds hollow. The build and release style that so exemplified the sound of most bands in the nineties is still present, but the peaks are far less grand and the valleys somehow less shallow. Gone is the wild abandon as Reznor flatly intones, “Parts of me are slowing down but time is speeding up.” When previous songs seemed to capture the firey pulse of a madman now we seem to be hearing the creaks of a man struggling to rise in the morning to face the day.On “Dear World,” he drones “I can’t concentrate,” a far cry from the mad focus of previous works. The sudden timing changes that, in the past served as much needed momentary respites from the jackhammer beats, now seem like chances for the artist to catch his breath. The unified hollowness of “She’s Gone Away” is impressive from a songwriting perspective. Based around a open and atmospheric low grade sonic howl, Reznor laments that he “Can’t get the feeling back” before repeating “She’s gone, she’s gone…she’s gone away.”“Idea Of You” (ft. Dave Grohl) seems to function as an approximation of an early era NIN song. Again the lyrical outlook spells out the conceit of the song, as the listener is asked to “Just go back, go back with me.” As the track unfolds it does seem that the old fires can be stoked when needed, though clearly the embers are weakening. The flames of creation are the focus of the final track on the EP, “Burning Bright (Field Of Fire).” Hiding his voice in echo and distortion has been a staple of Reznor’s work, but on this last track it seems to more embody the fading momentum of life. Dave Navarro also contributes to this last track.Though many musicians have helped Reznor realize his musical visions over the decades, it was always very clearly his pain and rage we were sharing. That he is also willing to open up about his current failings and fading passions is an impressive choice. The problem lies in the inherent lack of inspiration that comes from making music about losing interest, as it invites listeners to lose interest as well. Not The Actual Events is an unique take on aging from a completely unexpected source. At the bottom of the downward spiral there appears to be nothing but a vast bleak landscape that NIN finds themselves, lost and alone.last_img read more