The Sounds Like A Party tour is off and running, fueled by the funky fires of Lettuce. The six-piece ensemble has been laying down some thick funky grooves, thoroughly impressing with ever opportunity. The band’s 2015 release Crush only pushed the band’s sound further into the realms of psychedelic funk, and that energy has bubbled over into astounding live shows.The band’s fall tour started off at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT last Tuesday, September 20th, with the band letting loose in a great performance. The show featured a cover of Tears for Fears’ classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” and saw Nigel Hall sit in on keys and vocals for the whole performance. Of course, the band’s original music was on full display, with tracks like “Blaze,” “By Any Shmeeans Necessary,” “Phyllis” and more!Fortunately, there’s a tape of the full performance available. Check out the audio recording below, courtesy of taper Keith Antaya.Lettuce will continue to Crush on their fall tour, which continues tonight in Buffalo, NY. Check out the tour schedule below!Lettuce Sounds Like A Party Tour Schedule9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MAYou can also catch members of Lettuce, including drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes, guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians including members of Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.
Spaceflight may look like fun on film. But, in reality, exploring the final frontier takes a serious toll on the human body.Researchers have found that orbiting the planet in zero gravity for extended periods of time can trigger a series of effects similar to aging. Cardiovascular changes such as thickening of the carotid artery, muscle atrophy, loss of bone density, and even cognitive impairment, are just some of the shifts that afflict space travelers.A contributing factor is the “phenomenon of fluid shifts,” said Brinda Rana, an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and a member of one of 10 NASA-sponsored research teams involved in a five-year project to examine what happens to astronauts during prolonged space flights.On Earth, Rana explained, gravity pulls blood toward the feet while the pulmonary system effectively pumps it toward the head, maintaining an important balance. But in the absence of gravity, blood and other fluids freely shift upward. “Remember when you were a kid and you hung upside down on monkey bars, and that feeling of pressure in your head?” Rana asked the audience gathered Monday in Knafel Center for a talk that was part of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Undiscovered Science lecture series. “Imagine that for a whole year.”,Headaches, edema, decreases in blood volume, changes in urinary output, and vision impairment related to distention in the optical nerve and folds in the retina, are some the results of that fluid shift. Yet research has shown that only some astronauts develop vision problems. Similarly, some astronauts are prone to space sickness — a condition comparable to car or sea sickness — while others feel fine as they circle the globe. To understand those discrepancies better, along with the strain of spaceflight on the human body, Rana has been examining the molecular changes in twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly for the NASA Twins Study. She and her team have studied the results of MRI and ultrasound tests, as well as urine, blood, and fecal samples collected from Scott, who spent a year orbiting the planet aboard the International Space Station, and, Mark, who stayed firmly on Earth.“The hypothesis is that, Scott and Mark being almost genetically identical, the stressors of space would manifest themselves on the genome,” changing not only the regulation of the genes but also their output, such as proteins and antibodies, said Rana. Such changes can also influence an astronaut’s microbiome, physiology, and cognition, she said.,“[With Scott,] we are trying to capture molecular events that correspond to physiological changes in relationship with space travel, both good and bad, negative and positive effects. These will provide clues for further studies. At the same time, we have the Earth control brother, Mark,” said Rana.Earlier data from the study has been made available in recent years, but the release of the latest findings has been postponed, limiting what Rana could reveal in her Radcliffe talk. Still, she offered a few clues. The research team observed that a protein that is correlated with body weight decreased in Scott. The finding was consistent with a decrease in his energy intake and a reduction in his body mass, Rana said. Conversely, Mark, as a typical middle-aged man, gained weight.“So, basically, astronauts are losing weight in space … and it’s not surprising because instead of eating their food, they are playing with their food,” she said.Scott may also have had a brief advantage when it came to aging. The results revealed his telomeres, compound structures that protect the ends of chromosomes from deteriorating, lengthened while he was in orbit. Telomeres have been shown to shorten with age. “No matter how you looked at it,” said Rana, “Scott Kelly, in flight, had longer telomere length.”In the flight samples, researchers also observed elevated levels of a protein that is important to the eye’s vascular system. That will be “an interesting marker to look at” in the future, said Rana.Rana hopes the study will “serve as a roadmap for future studies aimed at understanding potential health risks of long-duration spaceflight.” That may not be far off. Rana’s work has important implications as NASA moves forward with plans to send astronauts to Mars — a flight that could take up to 300 days — by the 2030s.
Pictured: Brantley and Braydon Coleson, Jamison Sweeney, Mason and Colton Raymond, Tyler Knepsheild , Aubrey Pelham and Riley Hawley.FREWSBURG – Members of the Frewsburg Wrestling Team spent the day Friday thanking law enforcement around Chautauqua County.The team delivered subs and snacks to the Town of Carroll Police Department, Jamestown Police Department, Town of Ellicott Police Department, Lakewood-Busti Police Department, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.Pictured: Mason and Colton Raymond , Aubrey Pelham, Riley Hawley and Jamison Sweeney.Pictured: Mya and Gavin Carmen.Pictured: Tyler Knepsheild , Braydon and Brantley Coleson.Pictured: Joey, Toby , Russell Steward, and Luke Landman.Pictured: Mya and Gavin Carmen. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 21 By Gary L. WadeUniversity of GeorgiaWhat Southerner wouldn’t take kindly to Confederate jasmine? This old favorite is actually a Chinese import. But it’s been popular in Europe and the United States for centuries. It likely adorned arbors around Southern mansions during the Civil War and got its name from our ancestors back then. A tough, fragrant, evergreen woody vine, Confederate jasmine has all the characteristics of a garden standout. As a species, though, the plant has one flaw: it’s not winter-hardy in north Georgia.Now, however, gardeners in the northern parts of the state can enjoy this gorgeous plant, too, thanks to Madison (Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Madison’). This cold-hardy cultivar is the 2007 Georgia Gold Medal winner for ornamental vines.Madison is hardy throughout the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 7. It may survive even in the zone 6 pocket of higher elevations in northeast Georgia.Madison Confederate jasmine was introduced by Cedar Lane Farms in Madison, Ga. It has all the outstanding merits of the species with an added shot of antifreeze.Michael Dirr, a University of Georgia horticulture professor and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on ornamental plants, thinks Madison is actually a variety called “pubescens” because of the fuzzy pubescence under its leaves. The species leaves have smooth undersides.Fast-growingMadison Confederate jasmine is a fast-growing, twining, evergreen vine reaching 20 to 40 feet at maturity. It needs help climbing, because it lacks the clinging aerial roots of some other vines. In time, it can cover a lattice screen, canopy or arbor with dense foliage and blooms.It can be used as a groundcover, too. In fact, it requires less maintenance when it’s allowed to trail along the ground instead of on an arbor. Just plant it where you can mow the edges to keep it contained.Like clockwork each year (late April in Athens, Ga.), creamy-white, phlox-like flowers emerge and overshadow the foliage. The five-pointed, star-shaped flowers are borne on short stalks and in clusters at the leaf axils of the previous season’s growth.Soon after flowering, the plant will enter a vigorous growth phase. You’ll have to prune and train it regularly during the summer to keep it in bounds. Low rates of fertilizer and conservative watering will help minimize this growth spurt.Plant Madison Confederate jasmine in full sun or partial shade. It adapts readily to moist or dry soils but doesn’t like wet sites. Pests aren’t a problem.(Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Citrus fruit cultivars recently released by University of Georgia scientist Wayne Hanna are part of a new citrus grove planted in Camilla, Georgia. The grove will serve as an education site and provide homegrown fruit for the inmates who will care for the grove. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Mitchell County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners, Georgia Citrus Association, and Mitchell County 4-H and FFA programs collaborated to start the MitCo Grow program. The mission of the program is to educate Georgians about the state’s citrus industry.As part of the MitCo Grow program, 100 citrus trees were planted in a grove located next to the Mitchell County UGA Cooperative Extension office. Mitchell County Correctional Institute inmates planted 90 trees. The remaining 10 were planted during an event recognizing the program, on Thursday, May 11.Among the trees planted, 30 consisted of Hanna’s three patented, seedless, cold-hardy citrus tree cultivars: a tangerine, ‘Sweet Frost’; a lemon, ‘Grand Frost’; and a grapefruit, ‘Pink Frost.’ Hanna released these cultivars in November 2016, after studying them extensively in plots on the UGA Tifton campus.“This is a great program because it really sheds light on an up-and-coming industry like citrus. For the past few years, citrus fruits have become more popular because farmers and homeowners are finding success growing these in south Georgia,” Hanna said. “In the type of climate we are used to in south Georgia, I feel confident they will grow and produce consistently.”Mitchell County Correctional Institute inmates will tend the grove. They will also enjoy the literal fruits of their labor when the plants bear fruit in a few years.“The grove will not only teach inmates a new trade, but will also be used by other county agencies to provide students and their local communities with information and exposure to this new commodity,” said Lindy Savelle, president of the Georgia Citrus Association.The MitCo Grow program comes at a minimal cost to Mitchell County taxpayers. 1 DOG Ventures, a Mitchell County citrus nursery, supplied the trees for the grove, and Bell Irrigation and Labro Irrigation provided the irrigation supplies and service. Waters Agricultural Laboratories will test the soil, Graco Fertilizer will cover the grove’s fertilizer needs and Maxijet will provide microjet sprinklers for the site.“To make a program like this work, you need cooperation from multiple entities, and that’s what you see here. People are dedicated to seeing the citrus industry succeed here in Georgia, and I think it will,” said Jennifer Grogan, Mitchell County Extension coordinator.Georgia Citrus Association board members; local farmers and investors interested in commercially growing citrus; and city, county, state and federal government representatives attended the planting ceremony.This is the second collaborative project between UGA Extension and the Mitchell County Correctional Institute meant to save money for Mitchell County taxpayers. In 2014, former Mitchell County Extension agent Max DeMott met with Bill Terry, warden of the correctional institute, about offsetting the costs of feeding as many as 114 inmates. This meeting led to the donation of surplus crops by farmers in Mitchell and surrounding counties to feed inmates.During his time as warden, Terry led the collection of bell peppers, corn, eggplants, cantaloupes, watermelons and greens. While Terry paid reduced prices for some produce, most of the vegetables have been donated at no cost.For more information on citrus in Georgia, visit extension.uga.edu.
KeyBank and VBM honor fastest growing companiesOctober 1, 2004BURLINGTON At an awards ceremony last night (Thursday September 30) KeyBank of Vermont and Vermont Business Magazine honored Vermont’s fastest growing businesses at the Wyndham Hotel in Burlington.The annual 5x5x5 Awards recognize the five fastest growing Vermont-based businesses over the last five years in five industrial sectors. The data is gathered from Vermont Business Magazines Vermont 100 list of companies ranked by sales, which runs in its January issue. VBM has run such a list since 1987.President Scott Carpenter of KeyBank and Publisher John Boutin of VBM, along with Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, presented the awards to the 25 recipients. David Coates, COO of New England Culinary Institute, was master of ceremonies. Sponsoring the event were Downs Rachlin & Martin PLLC, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, and Business Interiors.The Award Winners are as follows:(with five-year growth 1998-2003)Technology:1) NRG Systems, Hinesburg, 202.2%2) Small Dog Electronics, Waitsfield, 150%3) SoVerNet, Bellows Falls, 132.6%4) Vermed, Bellows Falls, 93.2%5) Chroma Technology, Rockingham, 88.5%Manufacturing:1) PCM/Image-Tek, Springfield, 372.2%2) Hubbardton Forge, Castleton, 182%3) Sonnax, Bellows Falls, 96%4) Acrylic Designs, Springfield, 94.1%5) Autumn Harp, Bristol, 89.8%Service/Retail:1) Pyramid Supply, Barre, 400%2) Seventh Generation, Burlington, 180.9%3) Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne, 134.3%4) Gardener’s Supply, Burlington, 83.5%5) Bond Auto Parts, Barre, 78.7%Food:1) Vermont Pure Holdings Inc, Randolph, 329.4%2) ForesTrade, Brattleboro, 328.6%3) C & S Wholesale, Brattleboro, 121.6%4) Burlington Foodservice, Colchester, 114.3%5) Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury, 109.1%Construction:1) McKernon Group, Brandon, 300%2) Prime Construction, Burlington, 236.8%3) DEW Construction, Williston, 184.3%4) Snyder Companies, Essex Junction, 179%%5) TFM Construction, Colchester, 164.7%The awards ceremony was followed by a panel discussion with a winner from each category. The presenters were: Michael Hathaway, President, PCM/Image-Tek; Don Wells, President, DEW Construction; Don Mayer, President, Small Dog Electronics; Sylvia Blanchett, Co-founder, ForesTrade; and Jeffrey Hollender, President, Seventh Generation.- 30 –
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A single-car crash in Holbrook early Saturday morning claimed the lives of two Suffolk County men, authorities said. Suffolk County police said 30-year-old Jankel Lenin Nolasco Lemus of Brentwood was driving a 2005 Honda eastbound on Union Avenue at 3:45 a.m. when the vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a pole near Maple Avenue. Lemus was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, 24-year-old Denis Humberto Delcid Cerrato of Ronkonkoma, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Investigators believe speed and weather conditions were contributing factors in the crash, police said. Police impounded the car for a safety check. The crash is still under investigation. Detectives ask anyone with information on the crash to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.
Biden and Bloomberg are trying to present themselves as the party’s best choice to take on Trump, arguing that Sanders is too far to the left to win the general election.At church in Selma, the vice president to the country’s first African American president, Barack Obama, was clearly the favorite. Biden was seated in a place of honor with the pastor, facing the pews where Bloomberg sat, and got a glowing introduction from U.S. Representative Terri Sewell, a black Alabama lawmaker who supports him.”Most importantly, he has earned the right to be in this pulpit and to address you now,” Sewell said.Democratic contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar sat on folding chairs at the margins of the church audience. The pastor yelled at Tom Steyer, who dropped out of the race after finishing third in South Carolina, to sit down. “This is a house of God, this is not a political rally,” he chided.The candidates were in Selma to mark the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when civil rights marchers were beaten by state troopers and local police while crossing a bridge in Selma.Bloomberg skipped the first four state nominating contests including South Carolina but has blanketed the nation with about $500 million in advertising and will be on the ballot for the first time on Tuesday, when the biggest prizes are California and Texas.He has made a concerted effort to reach out to black voters, including apologies for overseeing an increase in the use of a police practice called “stop and frisk” in New York City that disproportionately affected black and other racial minority residents. A federal judge found the practice was an unconstitutional form of racial profiling.A Reuters/Ipsos poll of registered Democrats and independents, conducted Feb. 19-25, showed Bloomberg garnering the support of 20% of black voters, third among the Democratic candidates behind Sanders (26%) and Biden (23%).At least five Super Tuesday states – Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas and Virginia – have big blocs of African-American voters.’NOT A SOCIALIST’Biden won overwhelmingly in South Carolina, drawing 48% of the votes cast compared to 20% for Sanders. Edison Research exit polls showed Biden with 61% of African-American support there to Sanders’ 17%.The victory led the former vice president to assert himself as a viable moderate alternative to Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont and self-described democratic socialist.Sanders’ calls for a political revolution have rattled a Democratic Party establishment worried he is too far to the left to beat Trump.”I think the Democratic Party is looking for a Democrat – not a socialist, not a former Republican, a Democrat – to be their nominee,” Biden told “Fox News Sunday.”Biden’s reference to a former Republican appears to have been aimed at Bloomberg, who switched parties.Sanders attacked Biden for taking contributions from political organizations called Super PACs and billionaires, courting wealthy donors at what he said was the expense of working-class, middle-class and low-income people.”I don’t go to rich people’s homes like Joe Biden,” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”Biden lags Sanders in fundraising and organization in Super Tuesday states and beyond.Sanders planned to campaign on Sunday in heavily Democratic California, where he leads opinion polls.The Sanders campaign announced overnight it had raised $46.5 million from more than 2.2 million donations in February, a huge sum dwarfing what any other Democratic candidate had raised last year in any three-month period.Biden reported his February haul was $18 million. Warren’s campaign said she raised more than $29 million last month.Bloomberg, meanwhile, continues to spend. He purchased three minutes of commercial air time during on broadcast networks CBS and NBC on Sunday evening to address the coronavirus outbreak.Topics : “I was hurt, I was disappointed,” Strong said as Bloomberg looked on stonily. “I think it’s important that he came, and it shows a willingness on his part to change.”About 10 people stood up and turned their backs on Bloomberg as he spoke about racial inequality. Black voters are a key constituency of the Democratic Party.”I think it’s just an insult for him to come here. It’s the disrespect for the legacy of this place,” Lisa Brown, who traveled to Selma from Los Angeles, told Reuters later. She said the idea to protest Bloomberg’s remarks had circulated but she stood as an individual, not an organized group.The quiet protest suggests Bloomberg may have an uphill climb with some African-American voters, who have supported Biden in large numbers and carried him to a resounding victory in South Carolina. Joe Biden, fresh off a victory in South Carolina propelled by black voters, on Sunday commemorated a landmark civil rights march in Alabama, where some worshippers at an African-American church turned their backs on his rival Michael Bloomberg.Biden and the others competing for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in November hit the campaign trail before Super Tuesday nominating contests in 14 states including Alabama. Biden, whose win in Saturday’s South Carolina primary galvanized his campaign, and the current front-runner, Bernie Sanders, traded jabs on Sunday news shows.Bloomberg, a former New York mayor, received a chilly reception at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma after pastor Reverend Leodis Strong told the gathering the billionaire businessman initially had turned down the invitation to speak.
On Tuesday, Security Council members held a video conference with deputy UN special representative for Afghanistan Ingrid Hayden to discuss the latest situation in the war-torn country, which has had to contend with the contagion on top of recent efforts to bring about lasting peace between the US-backed government and the Afghan Taliban group.The council urged the warring parties to heed the UN secretary-general’s call for an immediate ceasefire and guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid throughout Afghanistan.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a global ceasefire – for all conflict around the world – on March 23 so countries could shift their resources to respond to the pandemic.Indonesia underlined the importance for all Afghan political leaders to unite, set aside their differences and put the interests of the people first, according to its mission to the UN. Earlier on Monday, in a historic first, the Security Council adopted four resolutions virtually, including one on the safety and security of UN peacekeeping operations (PKO) abroad – a priority issue Indonesia has flagged for its two-year non-permanent term on the council.As the largest contributor to peacekeeping forces among council members with 2,705 deployed personnel, Indonesia co-sponsored the draft resolution and played an active role in its negotiation, Ambassador to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani said on Tuesday from New York.”UN peacekeeping forces have shown real dedication and sacrifice to bring about peace,” he said in a statement, underlining the safety and security of UN peacekeeping forces as a top priority.Deployed in conflict-addled regions around the world, the UN Blue Helmets are at the forefront of the UN Security Council’s efforts to bring about world peace and security, but ground forces are often left to fend for themselves when it comes to illnesses and other physical conditions.The UNSC resolution encourages, among other things, increased support and medical facilities for the evacuation and/or treatment of members of the force who are in critical condition.The three other resolutions passed were related to the extension of the mandate by the UN Security Council.Resolution 2515 extended the mandate of the Panel of Experts for North Korea to April 30, allowing them to continue to report its work on the implementation of a resolution related to North Korea.Meanwhile, Resolution 2516 extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) to June 30. With this extension, UNSOM is expected to continue to support Somalia as it approaches election season in late 2020 or early 2021.Through Resolution 2517, the Security Council will maintain a total of 6,505 UNAMID troops until May 2020 to help keep the peace and support the transitional government in Sudan.Council members were also briefed on the latest developments in the Isreali-Palestinian conflict.“As the region continues to confront the enormity of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the broader geopolitical tensions, the situation on the ground remains fragile,” said Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Secretary-General’s special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, according to a transcript on the UN website.Mladenov said that credible negotiations had yet to be launched, and Israel had not taken steps to cease all settlement activities and respect related legal obligations during the reporting period.Topics : Even the august forum of the United Nations Security Council was not spared from the far reach of the COVID-19 pandemic, as member states began adapting to the new realities of the global health crisis by resuming activities virtually – including for voting in new council resolutions.Diplomatic activities at the UN headquarters have been significantly reduced after the state of New York became yet another epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, but discussions on world peace and security had to go on, as UN member states discovered.The pandemic has also forced the council to vote in writing, while the results were announced in a teleconference. Negotiations were also conducted virtually, where possible.
88 Learoyd Rd, Algester. Picture: realestate.com.auA 4.37ha property at Algester has sold for $3.3 million prior to its scheduled auction. The land at 88 Learoyd Rd comes with development approval, obtained from council in December, for 66 townhouses. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago88 Learoyd Rd, Algester. Picture: realestate.com.auIt’s positioned next to the Tee Time Golf Driving Range and isn’t far from Sunnybank Hills.Yong Real Estate Corporate’s Peter Huang said the property sold early last week to a developer.“He’s doing some development in South Brisbane and in Redcliffe and wanted to do something in Sunnybank,” Mr Huang said.The sellers had held the property, which has an old Queenslander on it, for more than 20 years before deciding to put it on the market.“They are not developers, just normal land owners not in the position to develop it themselves,” Mr Huang said.“They’ll split the money between family members.”Algester is within a 20km radius of Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $490,000, according to CoreLogic.