Golden Gate Wingmen are comprised of some of the industry’s hardest working musicians. Guitarist John Kadlecik (Further), keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), bassist Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven, Billy & The Kids), and drummer Jay Lane (Electric Beethoven, RatDog) are all plenty busy, but when they get together in rare times, it’s for good reason. Having only played a few dozen shows since their inception in November of 2014, the 2017 announcement came as an exciting surprise.Last night marked the second of three shows went down last night at Irving Plaza in NYC, following the tour debut at the Baltimore Soundstage the previous night. The setlist focused primarily on the Grateful Dead, with covers of Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin sprinkled in. DJ Logic sat in for the majority of the night, showcasing his turntable magic.Thanks to taper nico11104, you can relive last night’s show below:Setlist: Golden Gate Wingmen | Irving Plaza | NYC | 2/23/17:I: It Takes A Lot to Laugh It Takes A Train to Cry*, Givin’ Me The Business*, To Ramona*, Ramble On Rose, It’s Alright, Shakedown Street*II: Sugaree*, Far Enough* > Brown-Eyed Women, The Rain Song, Lady with a Fan* > Terrapin Station* > So Many Roads, Not Fade Away*Encore: Ripple** – w/ DJ LogicFor fans of Jeff Chimenti, don’t miss him with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in St. Augustine, FL at Fool’s Paradise! Also performing are Lettuce x2, The Motet, The Floozies, The Main Squeeze, Manic Science, and Organ Freeman. More information on the Fool’s Paradise website.
OVERALL CAMP FACTOR One GIANT leap for soprano-kind. We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! WHY WE LOVE IT This intergalactic video was submitted by reader Maryellen D. “What’s hotter than disco? SPACE DISCO!” she writes. Sarah Brightman’s fascination with outer space goes back further than we thought. A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far, away,) the West End and Broadway star made her singing debut alongside the dance troupe Hot Gossip with “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper.” This was before she was hanging out with Buzz Aldren, and even before she was hitting high Es in The Phantom of the Opera. Maryellen says, “I love the choreography, costumes, catch disco beat, and how they incorporated all sorts of science fiction references,” which range from Star Wars, to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Flash Gordon. All that’s missing is some space food. MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT LOOK OUT FOR… 3:18. Hey, that pose looks just like something out of Phantom! You know, if the Phantom were a gyrating, shirtless spaceman. View Comments
The University of Georgia began a new effort to help the state’s farmers this week whenthe College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the EmergingCrop and Technologies Initiative.”We are finding it increasingly important to generate new opportunities forGeorgia farmers,” said Gale Buchanan, CAES dean and director. “This is somethingwe have wanted to do for a number of years. The most recent session of the Georgia GeneralAssembly made funds available for this purpose, and we are committed to taking advantageof this opportunity to develop new crops and value-added technologies that will help makeGeorgia’s agriculture more profitable.”Hudson First CoordinatorThe program will be centered in the National Environmentally Sound ProductionAgriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) in Tifton, Ga. Randy Hudson, a UGA professor ofentomology, will serve as its first coordinator.”Dr. Hudson has already been intimately involved with emerging enterprises,”Buchanan said. “His enthusiasm and desire to develop new crops and technologies willbe a valuable asset to this initiative.” Hudson will serve as an intermediary betweenthe CAES and private enterprise and both state and federal agencies in commercializing newand emerging crops and technologies.Emerging crops and potential commercial crops are often a part of CAES researchprojects already. “But often these are a minor part of the research scientist’soverall program,” Hudson said. The new initiative is a way to place more emphasis andcoordination on these research programs.Minor Crops Can Have Big Impact”In some cases, minor crops can have a potentially large impact on the state’sagriculture,” Hudson said. He cited oilseed and biomass initiatives as examples ofareas in which the work of the new program can have a major impact on Georgia agriculture.The effort would go beyond finding new crops. It would also put together the processing andmarketing needed to make them commercially viable. For instance, the oilseed initiative,Hudson said, would help develop a vertically integrated oilseed program that would empowergrowers beyond the farm gate and allow them to participate in marketing identity-preservedoils and proteins.Jerry Cherry, CAES associate dean for research, said another such area is in feedgrains for Georgia’s poultry and livestock. “Pearl millet could have a significanteffect statewide,” he said. “Millet could replace corn. There’s a tremendousmarket for it.”And while the term “emerging crops” tends to direct thoughts to new plants,Cherry said, “don’t think that precludes animal projects.” As an example, hesaid, red deer may have potential in Georgia as a livestock “crop.”New Crops, Added ValueThe new initiative will help UGA’s chance to discover crops the state doesn’t grow now,said Bill Lambert, CAES associate dean for extension. New markets pop up as people fromother parts of the world come to Georgia. “But the biggest opportunity,” hesaid, “is adding more value to things we already grow here.”Lambert said Georgia farmers will never get away from growing traditional commodities.”But if you look at the farmers who are doing well,” he said, “many havefound success with niche crops. The secret is to find more niche markets.”Only time will tell how important the new initiative will be to the state’s agricultureand overall economy. “When you work with new technologies and crops, you can’tpredict their success,” Buchanan said. “That’s the nature of research. But wecan develop means to enhance their ability to be successful. This is not a panacea, butit’s certainly one of the ways we can help agriculture continue to be profitable.”
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in one out of every four deaths. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agents, like me, spread the word year around about how to help keep your heart healthy.Well-known tips include maintaining a diet low in saturated fat and sodium, getting enough physical activity and eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Many people do not fully realize, however, the importance of getting enough sleep to your heart’s health.Sleep is your body’s way of restoring itself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most Americans need at least seven hours of sleep a night. Research has shown that those who get less than the recommended seven to nine hours are more prone to chronic disease conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. The CDC reports 31.4 percent of adults in Georgia are obese and 34.4 percent are overweight. Being obese or overweight contributes to the development of chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.Not getting enough sleep can lead to unhealthy weight gain resulting in obesity. Some studies have shown that lack of sleep may affect a part of the brain that controls hunger. Also, sleep-deprived people may be too tired to exercise, which results in being less physically activity. Furthermore, there are opportunities to consume more calories when one is awake longer, and temptations from technology and television can trigger overeating.Type 2 diabetes causes sugar (glucose) to build up in the blood, eventually damaging blood vessels and leading to other serious health problems, such as heart disease. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that acts like a key to let blood sugar in the body’s cells be used as energy.However, in Type 2 diabetics, these cells do not respond normally to insulin – they are insulin resistant. The pancreas makes more insulin to try to get cells to respond. Eventually the pancreas cannot keep up, resulting in high blood sugar (blood glucose) levels. Stress and lack of sleep also have been proven to make blood glucose management difficult. Some studies show that getting the recommended number of hours of sleep may help people improve blood sugar control, particularly when measuring A1c levels.High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the leading risks for heart disease and stroke. Approximately 75 million Americans — one in three adults — have high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries which carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day, based on various factors including stress and diet. When blood pressure stays high for extended periods of time, damage can occur. When you are asleep, your blood pressure decreases. Difficulty sleeping can lead to blood pressure staying higher for longer periods of time.All three of these chronic conditions are interrelated. Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, and heart disease is the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. Nearly 75 percent of people with diabetes have high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease. This is information you can sleep on.For more information on home, health, nutrition and food safety, contact your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Benson to lead House approach to court funding February 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Benson to lead House approach to court funding Senior EditorRep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, has been named chair of the House Select Committee on Article V, which will oversee the House’s approach to the constitutional mandate that the state take over more funding of the trial courts.The first meeting of the panel was set for January 24, after this News went to press.While the legislature isn’t likely to do much with funding this year, Benson said, it is important to set policies and priorities. The state has a constitutional deadline of taking over most funding for county and circuit courts by July 1, 2004, and counties are beginning work on their next fiscal year, which begins October 1 and extends past the constitutional date.“They’re eager to know what they’re going to be responsible for and what we’re going to be responsible for,” Benson said. “Odds are we will be setting policies [this year]. I don’t anticipate doing major funding shifts this year.”Benson said she’s already been meeting with the various players affected by the funding shift in what promises to be a challenging task.“Implementing these revisions is a complex process. We’re going to have a lot of decisions regarding all of the stakeholders. We have to make tough decisions,” Benson said. But, she added, “The judiciary is the third branch of the government, and we have an obligation to do this right, so we’ll get it done.. . . “A working judiciary is essential to the functioning of our government, and I am committed to making sure it works.”In appointing Benson to lead the committee, House Speaker Johnnie Byrd, R-Plant City, said, “Rep. Benson is one of the most distinguished members of the House and has the perfect educational and professional background to implement Revision 7 to Article V. I have convened this select committee to develop a plan that will help Florida achieve its goal of a court system that will be the model for the rest of the nation. Holly Benson is exactly the right person for this job.”Justice system officials have a daunting task this year, presenting budget requests to House and Senate appropriations panels in a year when the state budget deficit is expected to be between $1 and $4 billion, and also trying to explain ongoing programs and long-term needs as part of the Article V funding change.Benson noted the House has tried to lessen that impact by sharing membership on the affected committees. She noted that Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Judiciary, and Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, are both on her panel, and she serves on both of those committees.Besides Kottkamp and Negron, other members of the select committee are Rep. Mark Mahon, R-Jacksonville, Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, Rep. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, Rep. Ray Sansom, R- Ft. Walton Beach, Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette, R-Naples, Rep. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, Rep. Frederick Brummer, R-Apopka, Rep. Dwight Stansel, D-Live Oak, and Rep. Arthenia L. Joyner, D-Tampa.The Senate has taken a different approach, making its Appropriations Subcommittee on Article V Implementation and Judiciary responsible for both next year’s budget and the constitutional funding switchover. Its members are Chair Sen. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Winter Haven, Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-West Palm Beach, Sen. J. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, and Sen. Stephen R. Wise, R-Jacksonville.Members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Judiciary are Negron, Mahon, Benson, Kottkamp, Planas, Gelber, Rep. Jack Seiler, D-Pompano Beach, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach.Aside from talking with the various state and local agencies affected by the funding turnover, Benson said she’s interested in hearing from anyone with constructive ideas. She can be reached at (850) 488-0895 or via e-mail at [email protected] leg.state.fl.us.
Bank Indonesia (BI) has injected Rp 503.8 trillion (US$32.7 billion) into banks and the debt market to stabilize the rupiah and help support the government’s financing needs to combat the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said that banks would be obliged to buy government bonds after the central bank freed up Rp 102 trillion in liquidity. Starting May 1, the reserve requirement ratio will be lowered by 200 basis points (bps) for commercial banks and 50 bps for sharia banks.BI’s policy to revoke banks’ obligation to fulfil the Intermediary Macroprudential Ratio (RIM) would add another Rp 15.8 trillion of liquidity, said Perry. “Fiscal policy will be crucial in channeling these funds into the real economy sector,” Perry told an online media briefing on Wednesday. “These quantitative easing measures taken by the central bank will fuel economic activities.”This is in addition to the Rp 386 trillion worth of liquidity freed by the central bank since the beginning of the year to support the country’s crashing currency and boost banks’ liquidity, Perry said.The central bank has bought Rp 166.2 trillion worth of government bonds in the secondary market as investors dumped Indonesian assets over fears about COVID-19, resulting in a slump in the value of the rupiah, which depreciated as much as 18.5 percent in early March.BI’s repurchase agreements (repos) with banks through government bonds as underlying assets has provided the financial system with Rp 137.1 trillion, while BI’s decision to lower the reserve requirement ratio since the beginning of the year has provided banks with Rp 53 trillion. Furthermore, BI’s monetary operations in the form of foreign exchange swaps has provided Rp 29.7 trillion, according to Perry.The rupiah has started to gain against the greenback over the last few weeks, strengthening to Rp 15,394 per US dollar as per 11 a.m. on Wednesday from this year’s low of 16,625 per US dollar, according to Bloomberg data.“The volatility of the rupiah is due to technical factors affected by the ongoing conditions,” Perry said, citing the country’s large-scale social restrictions and economic growth projections and other issues as “negative news”. “However, there are also positive factors such as successful bond sales by the government and the strengthening futures market in the US.”The central bank regards the current rupiah level as “fundamentally undervalued” and projects the country’s currency to reach Rp 15,000 per US dollar by the end of the year.Topics :
The KPK has asserted that these were entirely fictitious projects.“We will develop the case, and [possibly] connect it with money laundering crimes,” Firli said in the a press conference on Friday, adding that the KPK had seized a total of Rp 18.6 billion in cash and property allegedly involved in the case.Firli predicted that the state had lost about Rp 330 billion in the case, judging by the payments made by PT DI.He added that such state losses were sufficient to give approximately 1 million families social aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.Topics : The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has detained former PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) president director Budi Santoso and former commerce director Irzal Rinaldi Zailani, naming both of them suspects in a graft case involving apparently fictitious projects at the state-owned aircraft manufacturer between 2007 and 2017.KPK chairman Firli Bahuri said on Friday that Budi and Irzal would be detained for the next 20 days for further investigation.Both were charged under Articles 2 and 3 of the 2001 Corruption Law, which prohibit the abuse of power for personal gain resulting in state losses. Each charge carries a potential 20 years of prison and Rp 1 billion (US$70,509) in fines. Between 2008 and 2011, PT DI entered partnership contracts with trading companies PT Angkasa Mitra Karya, PT Bumiloka Tegar Perkasa, PT Abadi Sentosa Perkasa, PT Niaga Putra Bangsa and PT Selaras Bangun Usaha. However, none of the parties ever carried out the work stated in their contracts.Read also: Activists slam KPK for discussing raise for leaders amid declining public faithPT DI, nevertheless, allegedly paid the companies a total of Rp 205.3 billion and $8.6 million between 2011 and 2018.
‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ made its debut in Mexico City last week, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) said in their latest announcement. The 11th Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held August 1-3, recognized the need for a sustainability strategy in ports, which includes environmental, social and economic aspects, with the theme of Sustainable Management for Port Competitiveness, said IADC.This is why it was fitting that CEDA and IADC’s upcoming publication ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ was revealed to attendees of the recent OAS-CIP meeting.Maurice De Kok, Director Strategic Business Development at Van Oord, presented the new guidebook on behalf of IADC.Available internationally in November 2018, the guidebook contains contributions from leading specialists in the field and will serve as an authoritative guide to delivering dredging projects that enhance the natural and socio-economic systems.
Philippe Coutinho’s exceptional strike amid a series of controversial decisions from referee Kevin Friend helped Liverpool overcome Southampton 2-0 in what could prove a crucial result in the chase for a Champions League place. Brazilian Coutinho’s third-minute effort off the underside of the bar took the breath away of many at St Mary’s, where the home crowd focused as much of their ire – if not more – on Friend as the returning Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren. The latter got away with a handball towards the end of a first half which began with Filip Djuricic twice being taken down in the penalty box, yet Friend did not deem the challenges of Emre Can and Joe Allen to be fouls. Those frustrations were compounded by Southampton’s belief that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet handled outside the penalty area in a first half which ended with the players departing to chants of “One-nil to the referee”. Liverpool also had a penalty appeal in the opening period but Jose Fonte appeared to get the ball in tackling Sterling, the man who wrapped up victory in the 73rd minute after Matt Targett made a hash of his clearance in wet and windy weather. Teenage defender Targett’s inclusion was one of three changes made by Ronald Koeman, while Liverpool counterpart Rodgers surprisingly started with Lovren and Lallana from the outset when many expected them to join fellow former Southampton man Rickie Lambert on the bench. More of a shock, though, was the tempo at which this match began, with just 17 seconds on the clock when Djuricic, making his first start for Saints, appeared to be pulled back by Can in the box. An already het-up home crowd were furious – frustration compounded in the fourth minute when Djuricic was again taken down, this time by Allen. Again, though, referee Friend saw no foul, with Eljero Elia’s follow-up strike saved. The latter call denied Saints the chance to level as Liverpool had made the breakthrough after just two and a half minutes. Press Association Coutinho did the damage and in some style, taking aim from 25 yards with a dipping drive which flew into the top left corner, clipping the underside of the bar. It was an exceptional goal and one the hosts were determined to cancel out. James Ward-Prowse struck wide, with Fonte seeing a tame header easily saved before denying Sterling at the other end – a fierce challenge which was rightly adjudged not to be a penalty. It was, however, a risky tackle in such poor conditions, and so too was the late challenge on Ward-Prowse which saw Lovren become the first player booked two minutes before the break. The former Southampton defender could have received another after handling in the box. There had been another potentially game-changing decision just before that when Mignolet raced off his line to block Elia, with Southampton convinced the ball clipped his hand outside of the area. Morgan Schneiderlin and Sadio Mane were introduced in a bid to help Southampton’s chances of a leveller, with the latter seeing a close-range strike blocked by Martin Skrtel after a wayward Graziano Pelle effort. Maya Yoshida’s quick reaction denied Daniel Sturridge at the other end, shortly after the England international replaced Lallana, who exited to boos from the home fans. Southampton, as in so many recent games at St Mary’s, were struggling to break down the opposition and fell further behind in the 73rd minute. Targett, back in the side after a head injury, slipped when attempting to clear a Alberto Moreno cross and Sterling pounced, firing past Fraser Forster. Dusan Tadic saw a low, 25-yard free-kick saved and Sturridge tested England colleague Forster as the game wound down, with Schneiderlin attempting an overhead kick before the final whistle saw Liverpool move within a point of the home side. There was no lack of vim and vigour on display in miserable conditions at St Mary’s, where Brendan Rodgers’ side moved within two points of the top four as the season enters the home straight. Raheem Sterling wrapped up the points by adding to Coutinho’s early wonder goal. However, Liverpool’s seventh win in 10 league matches might not have come about had referee Friend made different calls on a clutch of match-defining incidents.
Chelsea have reiterated their full support for captain John Terry after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that he will be charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.The charge relates to an alleged racist comment the England defender made towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand during the west London derby at Loftus Road on 23 October.Terry strongly denies the charge and says he is determined to prove his innocence.AdChoices广告A club statement read: “Chelsea FC has always been fully supportive of John in this matter and there is no question that we will continue to be so.“The club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and we are proud of the work we undertake campaigning on this important issue.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter