CAF aims to revolutionise grant-making

Find out more about CARO Charities Aid Foundation.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 October 2000 | News Charities Aid Foundation is using its new internet-based appeals response service, Corporate Appeals Response Online (CARO), “to revolutionise grantmaking worldwide.”Charities Aid Foundation is using its new internet-based appeals response service, Corporate Appeals Response Online (CARO), “to revolutionise grantmaking worldwide.”The service allows a grantmaking organisation to list its funding criteria online, and then receive, sort and respond to appeals via e-mail. In this way CAF say that “CARO effectively banishes unsolicited and mis-targeted fundraising requests, saving both funders and charities time and money.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAF aims to revolutionise grant-making About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Gill Astarita Memorial Fund raises nearly £24,000

first_imgFundraising for the Fund will continue at next week’s International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in Holland, aiming to enable the Fund to meet growing demand for fundraising training in the developing world.The Fund has now provided bursaries for 20 fundraisers from 8 countries to attend the 9th International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) in Bangalore, India in May and for 30 individuals to attend the 15-day intensive course on resource mobilisation and communications in India, Malaysia and Africa.The Resource Alliance will be hosting a Fundraisers Fund Reception at the IFC with the aim of raising £5,000.“Gill would have been delighted that so many fundraisers have now benefited from essential training as a direct result of her peers’ generous donations to this fund,” said Mark Astarita.“She was passionate about supporting fundraisers in Africa and India and I hope that, with continued support, the Fund will provide funding for many more bursaries in this part of the world.”www.fundraisersfund.org About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Resource Alliance The Good Agency Howard Lake | 15 October 2009 | News In its first year the Gill Astarita Memorial Fund has raised almost £24,000 to support the development of fundraisers and fundraising in India and Africa.Gill Astarita was a widely respected fundraiser and chief executive of Volunteer Reading Help, who lost her battle against cancer last year.The Fund was set up Gill’s husband Mark Astarita, director of fundraising at the British Red Cross, and is run, as part of The Fundraisers Fund, by global capacity-building charity, the Resource Alliance. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gill Astarita Memorial Fund raises nearly £24,000  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, April 13

first_img ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, April 13. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A pre-trial hearing for 23-year-old Elizabeth Grace McDonald was pushed back Thursday after she was arrested Wednesday after reportedly violating bond conditions.2. A woman eight months pregnant and an elderly couple were injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon.3. Community colleges from across Texas and the nation gathered this week at Odessa College to share ideas about improving student outcomes.4. The City of Odessa’s sales tax revenue in April showed another major increase amid growth in the local economy, totaling about 45 percent greater than the same period of 2017 and topping the monthly collection of Midland.5. In an effort to battle distracted driving, the Texas Department of Transportation is spreading its ‘Heads up, Texas’ campaign across the state, bringing with it a virtual reality booth to 19 cities, including to Midland on May 1.6. EXTRA!: West Texans are encouraged to exercise extreme caution today to prevent fires from starting amid high winds and dry conditions. Click the link below for safety tips. Twitter Facebook Pinterest Home Local News Five things you need to know today, April 13 Pinterest President of Ivy Tech Community College Sue Ellspermann speaks about the success of Odessa College’s eight week terms and how she plans to implement eight week term at her campus during an interview at Odessa College’s Leadership Institute Conference on Wednesday at Odessa College. WhatsAppcenter_img By admin – April 13, 2018 OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp Previous articleCHAREN: When $63 million doesn’t buy working toiletsNext articleOPD releases names, details in rollover accident admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, April 13 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Texas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Black Knight Launches Tool to Protect Mortgagees from ‘Super-Priority Lien’ Losses

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services HOA Lien Pro Super-Priority Liens 2015-02-19 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Florida-based data and analytics firm Black Knight Financial Services has come up with a solution to identify the risk associated with mortgages that have been given “super-lien priority” status, according to an announcement from Black Knight.Currently, 22 states allow homeowners associations a super-priority lien, which supersedes the mortgage of the lender or servicer. The super-priority status allows HOAs to foreclose nonjudicially (without going through the courts) on a property that is delinquent on HOA dues and subsequently sell the property at an auction, usually at a fraction of what the borrower owed on the mortgage. Thus, super-priority liens have often resulted in significant losses to the mortgagee.Black Knight’s new solution, HOA Lien Pro, helps protect servicers and investors from the losses that may result when an HOA exercises a super-priority lien on a property. HOA Lien Pro can identify which mortgage loans in a portfolio are subject to an HOA and then provide the mortgagee with the name and contact information of that HOA or property management company. This will allow the mortgagee to contact the HOA and resolve any deficiencies that may have arisen before an HOA foreclosure auction, according to Black Knight. The new tool also offers an estoppel letter service to help keep the mortgagee informed as to the property owner’s financial standing with the HOA, how much is owed in dues, and a projection of the amount and frequency of future payments.”Considering the explosive growth in community associations over the last 10 years, and the fact that 22 states now grant super-lien status to HOA assessment liens, this is a critical issue for mortgage servicers and the GSEs,” said Kevin Coop, president of Black Knight Data and Analytics, a division of Black Knight Financial Services. “HOA Lien Pro is a simple, cost-effective way to help mortgage servicers and investors reduce the risk of having their first lien positions extinguished by HOA super liens.”Many states granted super-priority liens to HOAs as a result of the housing crisis in order for HOAs to receive the funds they needed to maintain their communities. Currently, no central HOA database exists, which often leaves mortgagees uninformed as to which properties are subject to HOAs. HOA Lien Pro gathers its data from title plants, which are considered the highest quality source for accurate property information, according to Black Knight.The issue of the super-priority lien has been a hotly contested one in many states, but particularly in Nevada as of late. In September 2014, the Nevada Supreme Court made a much talked about ruling allowing HOAs to extinguish mortgages nonjudicially; several lenders subsequently appealed the decision.One case central to the Nevada Supreme Court decision involves a house sold in Las Vegas in 2007 with a mortgage loan for $885,000 originated by Bank of America. The owner defaulted on the loan a year later and Southern Highlands Community Association foreclosed on the property. The association sold the house at an auction in September 2012 to SFR Investments Pool 1 for $6,000 – the amount the homeowner owed in delinquent HOA dues. When Bank of America tried to schedule its own foreclosure auction on the house the following December, SFR Investments made a filing to stop Bank of America’s foreclosure auction, claiming that the mortgage had been extinguished when SFR bought the house in September.In December, the Federal Housing Finance Agency issued a statement warning organizations such as energy retrofit financing programs and homeowners associations that label mortgage loans with super-priority lien status that such loans will not push mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the secondary position.  Print This Post Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Create Independent Inspector General for CFPB Next: Zillow Completes Acquisition of Trulia Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Black Knight Launches Tool to Protect Mortgagees from ‘Super-Priority Lien’ Losses Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services HOA Lien Pro Super-Priority Liens Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Black Knight Launches Tool to Protect Mortgagees from ‘Super-Priority Lien’ Losses February 19, 2015 1,009 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Ensure The Safety of Persons Residing In Buildings Adjacent To Those Occupied By Health Workers [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Directs Delhi Govt To Ensure The Safety of Persons Residing In Buildings Adjacent To Those Occupied By Health Workers [Read Order] Karan Tripathi21 May 2020 10:24 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has held that while no one has a right to ask for the removal of the resident health workers from their neighbourhood because of an unrealistic fear of the Covid-19, the Delhi Government cannot escape their obligation to provide a protected environment to the senior citizens and other residents adjacent to such buildings which are occupied by the health workers. …Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has held that while no one has a right to ask for the removal of the resident health workers from their neighbourhood because of an unrealistic fear of the Covid-19, the Delhi Government cannot escape their obligation to provide a protected environment to the senior citizens and other residents adjacent to such buildings which are occupied by the health workers. The Single Bench of Justice Asha Menon further noted that the said measures shall include regular fumigation and sanitization while ensuring that all measures of hygiene are adhered to by the occupants. The order has come in a PIL seeking a direction to the Delhi Government to ensure that no guest house is run illegally and neither any portion of the said property is rented out to any person whatsoever who can be a threat to the life and safety of the residents. The Petitioner had submitted that he’s a senior citizen, and he along with other senior citizens with co-morbidities, are anxious about their health and well-being as measures relating to hygiene are not being adhered to by the occupants of property bearing no. 197-C, Cariappa Marg, M.B.Road, Delhi. The said property is used as a guest house for the frontline health workers. Mr Rishikesh Kumar, who appeared for the District Magistrate (South), argued that health workers are the front-line warriors of the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot be asked to move away from the property in question. After taking these submissions into consideration, the court noted that: ‘senior citizens above the age of 65 years have their movement restricted as they are not even allowed to leave their homes and their concerns cannot be wished away by the government authorities, who are obligated to take care of all the citizens.’ Therefore, the court directed the Delhi Government as well as DM (South) to take all action, such as fumigation and sanitization, similar to the measures as are being adopted for Containment/Buffer Zones, in the area in question and may also adopt the practice/protocol in other zone/areas where health workers are residing, which would also assuage the fears of other residents in the same locality, that they may be exposed to greater risk of infection.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

New Name – Same Commitment And Care For You And Your Loved Ones

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare New Name – Same Commitment And Care For You And Your Loved OnesSince 2012, St. Mary’s Health and St. Vincent have operated as one statewide, integrated healthcare ministry. Together, we have worked to share our knowledge and best practices to enhance our delivery of healthcare across all of Indiana. And, together, we continue to improve access to the services that you and your loved ones tell us you need.Following five years of work to provide greater healthcare to the communities we serve, on April 20, 2017, St. Mary’s will take on new names that better reflect the unity of our health system as: St. Vincent Evansville and St. Vincent Warrick.This naming transition follows the work we have passionately pursued at both a state and national level to align our ministries, both clinically and operationally, to make it easier for our patients to access the care you need and navigate our healthcare system.St. Mary’s and St. Vincent share a rich history rooted in our shared Mission of service dating back to our founders, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, and the formation of the Daughters of Charity in 1633. I want to assure each of you – our loyal friends, donors and advocates – that our local quality, commitment and care of our Evansville and Tri-State communities will continue. Our local commitment to you and your loved ones will remain strong, as we move forward as St. Vincent – one of Indiana’s largest, integrated health systems.While our facility names will change, our commitment to our shared Mission, Vision and Values remain the same. Just as we have for more than 100 years, our team of dedicated associates, physicians and volunteers will work together to bring health and healing to our community and all those we serve. This change is not about restructuring. No positions will be lost as part of this transition.The St. Mary’s Chapel will keep its same, proud name and will remain a symbol of St. Mary’s history and heritage. The statue of Mary will remain at our main entrances. The St. Mary’s School of Nursing will continue to don its name and logo. And your generous gifts will continue to impact children and families we are entrusted to serve right here in Evansville.We will continue to honor St. Mary’s legacy and build upon those who have come before us. We recognize that the history of our ministry is lived and remembered within our trusted partners, associates, physicians and volunteers. Our history will be remembered and will live on through you.Your gifts will continue to have the same transformational impact on children and families in our community. Together, we will continue to Make a Difference.Thank you very much for Supporting our Healing Ministry and for remaining loyal to our Mission! Blessings,Rick PeltierDirector, St. Mary’s Health Foundation(812) 485-4412 | [email protected]last_img read more

Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025

first_imgStandards Offer Savings For U.S. consumers; Outomakers Can Comply At Lower Than Expected CostsWASHINGTON — Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks. The final determination finds that a wide variety of effective technologies are available to reduce GHG emissions from cars and light trucks, and that automakers are well positioned to meet the standards through model year 2025 at lower costs than predicted.“My decision today rests on the technical record created by over eight years of research, hundreds of published reports including an independent review by the National Academy of Sciences, hundreds of stakeholder meetings, and multiple opportunities for the public and the industry to provide input,”  said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  “At every step in the process the analysis has shown that the greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks remain affordable and effective through 2025, and will save American drivers billions of dollars at the pump while protecting our health and the environment.”The standards are projected to result in average fleet-wide consumer fuel economy sticker values of 36 miles per gallon (mpg) by model year 2025, 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average.  Since the first year of the GHG standards, manufacturers have been developing and adopting fuel economy technologies at unprecedented rates.  At the same time, the American car industry has been thriving.  Since 2010, the industry has had seven consecutive years of sales growth, with 2016 setting a record high for vehicle sales. The Administrator is retaining the current standards to provide regulatory certainty for the auto industry despite a technical record that suggests the standards could be made more stringent.Retaining the current standards preserves the significant cuts in harmful carbon pollution expected from the original standards, and provides regulatory certainty for this global industry that must meet similar standards in other markets including Canada and Europe.The Midterm Evaluation process was established as a part of the 2012 final greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017-2025. This decision follows the Proposed Determination issued by the EPA Administrator in November 2016, and the Draft Technical Assessment Report, issued jointly by the EPA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in July 2016. The Administrator considered the extensive public input on both these documents in reaching her final determination.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Evansville Municipal Code Dealing with Fireworks

first_imgEvansville Municipal Code Dealing with FireworksAs the Fourth of July approaches and many prepare to celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States the Evansville Police Department asks that those who use fireworks be careful and also be respectful of their neighbors and others by following the Evansville Municipal Code relating to the usage of fireworks. Attached below is the Municipal Code.9.10.020 Fireworks – Evansville Municipal Code(A) Consumer fireworks may be used within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville only under the provisions of this section.(1) For the purposes of this section, the term “consumer fireworks” means a small firework that is designed primarily to produce visible effects by combustion, and that is required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR 1507. The term also includes some small devices designed to produce an audible effect, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 milligrams or less of explosive composition, and aerial devices containing 130 milligrams or less of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to produce an audible effect. Consumer fireworks:(a) Include:(i) Aerial devices, which include sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopter or aerial spinners, roman candles, mines, and shells;(ii) Ground audible devices, which include firecrackers, salutes, and chasers; and(iii) Firework devices containing combinations of the effects described in subsections (A)(1)(a)(i) and (ii) of this section; and(b) Do not include the following items:(i) Dipped sticks or wire sparklers. However, total pyrotechnic composition may not exceed 100 grams per item. Devices containing chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams in total composition per item.(ii) Cylindrical fountains.(iii) Cone fountains.(iv) Illuminating torches(v) Wheels.(vi) Ground spinners.(vii) Flitter sparklers.(viii) Snakes or glow worms.(ix) Trick noisemakers, which include:A. Party poppers.B. Booby traps.C. Snappers.D. Trick matches.(x) Cigarette loads.(xi) Auto burglar alarms.(2) No person shall use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville except during the following times:(a) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m. on June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th, July 8th, and July 9th; and(b) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and(c) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st; and(d) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.(e) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.(f) If in any calendar year the City bans fireworks for the periods described in subsections (A)(2)(a) and (b) of this section (June 29th through July 9th), then in that calendar year only citizens may discharge consumer fireworks on additional dates as determined by the City Administration between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m.(3) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park or public area within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville at any time.(4) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks in a manner which causes them to land upon property owned or occupied by another person.(5) Any person who sells or offers to sell consumer fireworks within the City shall post a clear and conspicuous notice of the restrictions in this section, specifically the dates and times set forth in subsections (A)(2) and (3) of this section at or near each entrance to their business.(6) This section shall not apply to supervised public fireworks displays which are in compliance with IC 22-11-4-1 et seq. and have been properly permitted and approved.(B) No person shall conduct a fireworks display unless that person has obtained a permit from the State Fire Marshal pursuant to IC 22-11-14-2. Before applying to the State Fire Marshal for a permit, the applicant must show proof of insurance in the amount of not less than $100,000 for damages caused to a person or persons, and not less than $100,000 for damage to property. The applicant must also obtain a license for the display from the Chief of the Fire Department. The Chief of the Fire Department may issue a license for a fireworks display only upon finding that the applicant is qualified to conduct the display; and the display will not be hazardous to persons or property. [Ord. G-2015-28, passed 9-28-15; Ord. G-2012-14 § 1, passed 8-15-2012; Ord. G-2010-24 § 1, passed 11-10-10; Ord. G-2010-18 § 1, passed 7-2-10; Ord. G-2007-9, passed 8-28-07. 1962 Code, Art. 2, Ch. 6, § 2; 1982 Code § 131.02; 1983 Code § 13.131.02.]FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Role of the Fire Department

first_imgIn the video, Chief Weaver thanked the public for their recent donations of food and emergency equipment.  He recognized the great roles being played by medical doctors, nurses, other healthcare workers, EMTs, and police officers during the current crisis.  He offered his condolences to the families of those who have passed away as a result of the Coronavirus.Chief Weaver said that the Fire Department has taken a series of steps to mitigate the impact of the virus.  Those steps include a thorough cleaning program for Fire Department equipment.  As a result of all of the measures that people have taken against the Coronavirus, Chief Weaver believes that there is “light at the end of the tunnel,” although we are not there yet.Reflecting on the history of the Bayonne Fire Department, Chief Weaver recalled the major events that the department has endured – World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Great Recession, Hurricane Sandy, and the current Coronavirus pandemic.  Although the names and faces have changed over the years, Chief Weaver cited the pride that the Bayonne Fire Department continues to take in its accomplishments.  In the interests of safety, he urged all residents to make sure that they have working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.  He also suggested that everyone in each household know two routes to take out of the building in the event of fire.I would like to thank Chief Weaver for his participation in our video series.  I would also like to thank the Fire Department for its outstanding work. × In the recent series of videos that I have been hosting online, Fire Chief Keith Weaver discussed the role of the Bayonne Fire Department.  During the Coronavirus crisis, he said that the Fire Department has been assisting McCabe Ambulance in responding to calls for emergency medical services.  In addition to dealing with the pandemic, the Fire Department has continued to respond to structure fires, complaints of gas odors, and other calls for service.As Chief Weaver explained, the Bayonne Fire Department faces the “unique challenges” that come from serving a city that combines residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in close proximity to each other.  The Fire Department also must be prepared to respond to emergencies on Light Rail, freight rail lines, the Bayonne Bridge, the Turnpike’s Newark Bay Extension Bridge, and at Bayonne Medical Center and at the RWJ Barnabas Medical Center.last_img read more

Jim James Sets A Timeline For The Next My Morning Jacket Studio Album

first_imgJim James has been in the spotlight of late, recently wrapping up some major shows with My Morning Jacket at Lockn’, Hulaween, and Bridge School Benefit with Roger Waters. James is now set to support his recently-released LP Eternally Even, a protest album that decries the hate and violence so rampant in our society. With a major solo tour launching next week, James was the focus of a major interview that just came out in Rolling Stone.Though the majority of the interview focuses on Eternally Even, the conversation does naturally return back to My Morning Jacket. When asked about a new album that had been previously mentioned, James goes into detail about the band’s future studio plans.I’m on kind of a completely different path now for the next Jacket record. I pretty much have it written, but we just need to record it, which we’re gonna do in the spring. A lot of the stuff we did at the same time as The Waterfall – there’s still stuff I want to work on, but for some reason, my mind has shifted. After all the terrible shootings and stuff that happened, I wrote this song called “Magic Bullet,” which was something we did during The Waterfall that we released a few months back as this kind of violence-awareness, “stop the violence” song. There’s a song called “The First Time” that we recorded – I ended up working with that for the soundtrack to Cameron Crowe’s show Roadies. A couple of those things have seen the light of day. There’s so much music these days, and it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks. For the next album, we just have to get down to actually doing it, which we’ll do in March or April. I think we’ll probably do it in L.A., but I’m trying to figure all those things out.If the new release is as power-packed as The Waterfall, then we can’t wait to hear it!last_img read more