Though LOCKN’ Festival has booked almost all of the major jam bands in this scene, the stalwarts from Buffalo, NY have remained difficult to pin down. After much speculation, Moe. has confirmed that they will be featured on the 2017 lineup of LOCKN’.The announcement comes after LOCKN’ revealed four artists earlier today, including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, Keller Williams and Brandi Carlile. It appears that artists will be revealing their presence at LOCKN’ throughout the day, so be prepared for exciting updates as the 2017 festival takes shape.LOCKN’ is set for August 24-27 in Arrington, VA, and more info can be found here.
Electric Beethoven has unveiled a new single today “The Fifth”, via Eddie Roberts’ new record label and multi-media platform Color Red. The release marks the first for Color Red’s new artist “Session Series”, as Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, and Josh Raymer put their funky spin on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony”.Electric Beethoven’s new tune “The Fifth” was recorded by Mike Tallman at Color Red Studios in Denver, mixed by Jeff Franca, and produced by Mathis.Reed Mathis shared his thoughts on “The Fifth”. He explains,Electric Beethoven is four close friends who like to improvise together in the groove, and enjoy inhabiting the songwriting of Beethoven. Our goal is to call back to Earth the ghosts that lie dormant in these old tunes. Kinda sounds like MMW, but less avant & with prettier melodies…..Closer to instrumental Beastie Boys. This song “The Fifth” turned out exactly as I’d hoped……funky, moody, stoney, and you wanna start it over every time you get to the end.Color Red adds,What would happen if Beethoven were to present lead sheets to an all-star lineup of the heaviest hitters on today’s jam scene? Reed Mathis conquers the task in his fresh approach to tackling Beethoven’s 5th Symphony aptly titled “The Fifth.” Dubby textures pave the way for blissful organ fills and canonic improvisation. The true beauty in Mathis’ interpretation lies in both spatial and textural awareness of all moving parts—all musicians are free to craft their role within the song without ever “soloing” or blandly noodling over the rhythm section. Tension and release is epitomized in a pensive breakdown before pivoting back to the iconic “A” section that simmers down with the intent to make the audience resonate with a brand new sonic experience unlike anything else. “Fate knocking at your door”….that’s how the iconic opening notes of Beethoven’s 5th were described when they were first heard 200 years ago. No one could have known that fate would lead to the irresistible groove of Electric Beethoven.Listen to Electric Beethoven’s new tune “The Fifth” below:Electric Beethoven – “The Fifth”[Video: Color Red]
Egypt postpones $4.4 billion, 6GW coal plant, pushes renewables instead FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daily News Egypt:The Ministry of Electricity decided to postpone the construction of the Hamrawein coal-fired power plant with a consortium of China’s Shanghai Dongwei Electric Appliance Company and Egypt’s Hassan Allam Holding.A source close to the deal told Daily News Egypt the consortium has not been officially informed yet of the decision, but it welcomes launching a renewable energy project instead. Similarly, Al Nowais Investments agreed with the Egyptian government earlier to replace its proposed Oyoun Moussa coal-fired power plant with a renewable energy plant with a capacity of 700MW.The source added that the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) planned to rely on new and renewable energy in the coming period, in line with Egypt’s energy diversification strategy, known as the Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy (ISES) to 2035, to ensure the continuous security and stability of the country’s energy supply.He attributed the delay of the Hamrawein project to the recently achieved self-sufficiency and surplus in energy, even though the project was originally part of the country’s energy development plan.The Hamrawein plant contract was awarded to the Shanghai-Allam consortium at a total cost of $4.4bn last year to produce 6GW of electricity.[Mohamed Farag]More: Electricity Ministry defers construction of Hamrawein coal-fired plant indefinitely
Lawyer needed for Bar admissions panel The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its April 7 meeting: Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1, 2006. This committee coordinates the work of the bench, bar, law schools, and bar examiners.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.floridabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, extension 5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, March 10, 2006. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. February 1, 2006 Regular News Lawyer needed for Bar admissions panel
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Police Department Patrol Division found the suspect involved in a robbery on Friday morning. The police department says Covey was located at his residence on Hazel St. by patrol officers minutes after the robbery occurred. They also say Covey was taken into custody without incident. The police department says 28-year-old Joshua Covey has been charged with robbery in the third degree. Binghamton Police Detectives executed a search warrant in Covey’s home and the money taken from the bank was recovered. Police officials say the preliminary investigation revealed that the bank employees knew the suspect, and the bank was closed to the public. Police say once the man entered the bank, Covey demanded money and was given an undisclosed amount by a bank employee. The Patrol Division responded to a call from the Peoples Security Bank at 273 Main St. for reports of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers were told that an employee had left the bank to get mail when a white male entered through the unlocked door.
Apr 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted today that climate change will increase disease outbreaks by a variety of mechanisms and threaten human health in other ways.”The core concern is succinctly stated: climate change endangers health in fundamental ways,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in a statement timed to observe World Health Day.”The warming of the planet will be gradual, but the effects of extreme weather events—more storms, floods, droughts, and heat waves—will be abrupt and acutely felt,” Chan said. “Both trends can affect some of the most fundamental determinants of health: air, water, food, shelter, and freedom from disease.”In outlining major health consequences of global warming, Chan said droughts and floods will increase the burden of diarrheal disease, while changes in the ranges of disease-carrying insects will spread illnesses like dengue fever and malaria.”Both scarcities of water, which is essential for hygiene, and excess water due to more frequent and torrential rainfall will increase the burden of diarrheal disease, which is spread through contaminated food and water,” she said. She added that diarrheal diseases cause about 1.8 million deaths each year.Further, Chan said, “Changing temperatures and patterns of rainfall are expected to alter the geographical distribution of insect vectors that spread infectious diseases. Of these diseases, malaria and dengue are of greatest public health concern.”In a news release accompanying Chan’s statement, the WHO cited some examples of diseases affected by, or likely to be affected by, global warming:Major outbreaks of Rift Valley fever in Africa are usually associated with rains, which are expected to become more frequent as the climate changes.In the east African highlands, warmer temperatures in the last 30 years have created more favorable conditions for mosquito populations and therefore for the spread of malaria.Cholera epidemics in Bangladesh are closely linked to flooding and unsafe water.Chan also said global warming threatens public health by reducing crop yields, leading to food shortages, and directly causing deaths and injuries through storms, floods, and heat waves.She left no room for doubt about the role of humans in global warming: “The scientific evidence continues to mount. The climate is changing, the effects are already being felt, and human activities are a principal cause.”The reality of climate change is no longer in doubt, but there’s still time to reduce the consequences for human health, Chan said.The WHO and its partners—the United Nations Environment Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the UN World Meteorological Organization—are devising a research agenda to get better estimates of the scale and nature of the threat to health and to identify strategies for health protection, according to the news release.”Better systems for surveillance and forecasting, and stronger basic health services, can offer health protection,” the WHO said.See also: Statement by Margaret Chanhttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2008/s05/en/index.htmlApr 7 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr11/en/index.htmlMore WHO information on climate changehttp://www.who.int/globalchange/en/ Jan 10 CIDRAP News story “Federal officials warn of dengue threat to the US”
Crews from the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company have completed work in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, according to the town’s latest update.The town reported that at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 the Liberty Island dredge and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock pumped the last load of sand onto Kill Devil Hills’ beaches.The process of equipment demobilization is now underway in the S Street area and will continue until all equipment and piping is removed for transport to Kitty Hawk, the report said.Once pumping operations begin in Kitty Hawk they will be moving south for approximately 800 feet. The crews will then be moving under the Kitty Hawk pier and beginning to pump north into Southern Shores.In Buxton, crews with the Weeks Marine continued to work their way south towards the village of Buxton. Despite last week’s bad weather, the company decided to keep the dredge on site so that pumping can resume soon after sea conditions subside early this week.
Pulis said: “The two of them will be in the squad – whether or not I start with them, we will have to wait and see. “I think Brek has been out for three or four months with an injury, so this is almost like a pre-season for him, but he is a fit lad I have to say. “The work we have done with him has shown that he is very mobile and athletic, and very willing as well. So he is not far away. “I think Willo is close. Willo is on the launchpad, ready to go – he is just waiting for the opportunity, and he will go.” Forward Cameron Jerome is expected to be fit for selection, despite picking up a knock to his knee in the Scunthorpe match. But striker Michael Owen, who had come through the contest apparently unscathed, subsequently felt a problem with his thigh in training which makes him doubtful for the Craven Cottage clash. Pulis said: “Michael actually trained really well on Tuesday after the game on Monday, but he felt his thigh and I’m not sure he is going to be fit for Saturday – we will wait and see.” Brek Shea and Marc Wilson are both set to feature in Stoke’s squad for the Barclays Premier League trip to Fulham this weekend, manager Tony Pulis has confirmed. Shea, signed last month from FC Dallas, was eligible to make his Potters debut in the 2-1 win over Reading on February 9 and, after opting not to include the United States winger, who has been recovering from a foot operation, in his 18-man party on that occasion, Pulis has indicated he is now ready to get him involved on a matchday. Republic of Ireland full-back Wilson has also been working his way back to fitness, having not made a senior appearance since breaking his leg in Stoke’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland last October. The pair were in action in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Scunthorpe on Monday. Press Association
Police arrested a North Miami Beach man accused of killing his own mother.On Sunday, deputies responded to a call from a “hysterical” man who said he had shot his mother because he “lost it.”When police arrived to the scene they found Luis Martin Pages, 29, who told them “I killed her” and “take me to jail.”Police found Pages’ mother inside and she was pronounced dead at the scene.Deputies said Pages also told them he killed his mother after they got into an argument when she refused to let him use her car to go job searching on Labor Day.According to the arrest report, the argument continued to escalate and resulted in Pages shooting his mother.Pages has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond.
THE West Indies women’s team ended a disappointing World Cup campaign on a low note following a 92-runs loss to England at the Bristol County Ground on Saturday.Already eliminated from advancing to the competition’s semi-final the Windies had hoped to end the tournament on a high note, but England, who had eyes on finishing top of the group, clearly had other ideas.Sent in to bat the English seemed in all sorts of trouble despite an enterprsing half-century from captain Heather Knight, only an unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 48 from Jenny Gunn (31 not out) and Laura Marsh (24 not out) saw the hosts through to 220 for seven.In reply, however, the West Indies could hardly muster much of a response. The team was two wickets down as early as the 13th over and with less than 40 runs on the board after opener Kycia Knight was run out for 17 and captain Stafanie Taylor trapped leg-before by Marsh. Matthews was dismissed in similar fashion by Alex Hartley for 29.Chedean Nation was next to depart having put up 23, the beginning of a terrific spell from Natalie Sciver, which also saw her snare wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira lbw just two balls later and then also Afy Fletcher on three – the ball was missing leg stump but West Indies had no reviews left.Sciver’s four-over spell ended with three wickets for just three runs, and one maiden.Akeira Peters failed to trouble the score after falling to Katherine Brunt for a duck with West Indies then 100 for eight in the 37th over as the run-rate edged into double figures.Anisa Mohammed was lbw to Anya Shrubsole for 14, while Kyshona Knight finished not out on 12 as West Indies ended 128 for nine.