Flying Lotus Unveils Three Previously Unheard Tracks, Two Featuring Thundercat

first_imgElectronic experimentalist Flying Lotus has just released three previously unheard tracks, which look to be products of his most recent original 2014 compilation You’re Dead!. He released a deluxe edition of the LP last year, and included 39 tracks of bonus cuts and instrumental outtakes. As if that wasn’t enough, we are now presented with three more tracks from the legendary studio session. Music really is the gift that keeps on giving.One of the new tracks, “TDC – Alt Experiment,” offers a fresh re-arrangement of the You’re Dead! track, “Turkey Dog Coma.” Additionally, LA-based producer shared two tracks with frequent collaborator and rising bass-god Thundercat, titled “Haleys Line//thundercat” and “NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010.”Listen To Thundercat’s Funky New Untitled SongIn true FlyLo fashion, the three tracks came as complete surprises, with no lead-up or announcement whatsoever. Each recording, exponentially different from the rest, offers a deeper understanding of the artist and the particular brainwaves he chooses to share. Take a listen and fly away to the sweet combinations of these sounds:“NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010”“Haleys Line//thundercat”“TDC – Alt Experiment”[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Local Distillery Donating Hand Sanitizer Proceeds To Local Food Bank Program

first_imgShare: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) Submitted Image.LAKEWOOD – A local brewery is donating 100 percent of its hand sanitizers proceeds to a local food bank program.Southern Tier Distilling Company, who pivoted their production to produce alcohol base hand sanitizer amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has so far donated over $5,000 to FeedMore WNY, a group who helps the St. Susan Center in Jamestown.Company officials say since March they have sold nearly 1,000 4oz hand sanitizers bottles.“These unprecedented times require companies to think and act differently,” said Phin DeMink, Founder of Southern Tier Distilling Company. “Every individual and company in this community has an obligation to help out and support each other as we work through this crisis.” “We are proud of this effort and happy that we could pass on the proceeds to such a great cause,” furthered DeMink. “The inspiring work of St. Susan Center, in Jamestown, and similar organizations around Western New York, deserve as much support as they can get at any time, and especially now.”To purchase the locally made hand sanitizer, visit read more

Vermont Ag agency institutes new ‘Farm First’ dairy program

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Agriculture is very pleased to announce the beginning of a new benefit for Dairy Producers and their Families: FARM FIRST (FFP). The FARM FIRST Program was developed and is operated by the Invest Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, the University of Vermont Extension, and the VT Farm Health Task Force. FARM FIRST now partners with dairy producers to provide information and counseling services that are tailored to their unique and changing needs.FARM FIRST is intended to improve mental health and productivity among farmers and family members on Vermont’s dairy farms. The first of its kind in the country, FARM FIRST takes the valuable Midwest farmer hotline model to a new level with the addition of statewide licensed clinical staff prepared to confidentially assist with any concern. Farmers’ concerns currently being addressed include:FinancialLegalFarm transfer or retirementHealth care services – personal stress, depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, etc.IsolationRelationship conflictBusiness challengesPersonnel management quandaries. In addition to providing confidential consultation and counseling, FFP staff researches needs and provides current information and pertinent referrals to farmers who work day and night to keep their farms running. Agricultural experts in both the public and private sectors are consulted by FFP staff to provide links and valid information for Vermont dairy farmers.FARM FIRST’s membership card was sent to each Vermont dairy farm in February 2010. To reach a counselor, farmers call a dedicated toll-free counseling line, talk with a counselor about the issue at hand and are offered in-person counseling appointments and concrete help with resources. The FFP website, provides abundant information on a wide range of topics as well as access to the FFP via e-mail.Dairy farmers say that they tend to business concerns before just about anything else, and they are reluctant to leave the farm except in a dire emergency. Through a phone call or e-mail to the FFP, farmers immediately receive personalized assistance. This assistance allows them to run their businesses with greater focus which in turn reduces the likelihood of accidents. Outreach is ongoing to keep FFP accessible to Vermont’s agricultural community.Seventeen individuals received assistance from FARM FIRST during its first two months. Word is spreading that Vermont dairy producers now have a confidential place to call with questions, worries and crises.Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Roger Albee:“We need to find creative ways to support our dairy farm families as they continue to face serious challenges. The FARM FIRST program is an invaluable resource to assist with many difficult situations. We are extremely appreciative of all the groups who have come together to sponsor the program and who recognize the contributions dairy farmers offer to our economy and communities.”Source: Vermont Agency of Agriculture. 5.13.2010. For more information about FARM FIRST, please call the FFP administrative line at 1-888-392-0050.last_img read more

Mum’s powerful open-letter to doctor who said ‘sorry’ after giving Down syndrome diagnosis

first_imgStuff 8 December 2018Family First Comment: “You were the one that saw her as a diagnosis and all we saw was our new precious daughter.” she said. #ChooseLifeA US mum has written a powerful open letter to the doctor who said “sorry” after diagnosing her baby daughter with Down syndrome.Texas mum Amber Rojas, who gave birth to daughter Amadeus in July, wrote on Instagram she would never forget the comment but had since forgiven the doctor.“Dear Doctor, You may not remember me or my daughter but I will never forget you, but I forgive you,” she wrote. “You were the one who told me all the things she wouldn’t do; but you never told me the things she could. You were the one that told me my daughter couldn’t nurse because of her low tone and because of her heart defect, but what you don’t know is that she exclusively breastfeed for four solid months. I even had to bring her to work with me because she didn’t want anything else.”The doctor had also expressed concerns about Amadeus’ ability to gain weight, causing stress and anxiety for the family.“You were the one that diagnosed her with Failure to Thrive and expressed your concerns of her gaining weight, but what you don’t know is that she is now one of the bigger babies in our birth class and in two weeks is turning 1,” Amber wrote. “You were the one who made the decision to give her a [nasogastric tube] because of your concerns and her weight gain causing a horrible oral aversion to the point that she couldn’t even put her own hands in her mouth.”Fortunately, Amadeus overcame the oral aversion and was able to eat on her own. But regardless, Amber admitted the doctor still made her feel guilty about her parenting ability.Amadeus has since learned to feed herself, she wrote.She wrote about the guilt she felt when the doctor implied the mother of five would not be able to look after Amadeus.“You were the one that made me feel I wasn’t good enough to handle a special needs baby being a mother of five, but what you didn’t know is that she was put here for OUR special needs.”One of her most painful memories was when her doctor apologised for the Down syndrome diagnosis. “You were the one that saw her as a diagnosis and all we saw was our new precious daughter.” she said.“Not once did you stop to congratulate me on my new born. So I forgive you. I forgive you because you didn’t know her. You didn’t know me and you didn’t know what We were capable of.” “You were the one that delivered my daughter’s diagnosis. You were the one that patted me on the shoulder and told me you were ‘sorry!’ Sorry that my daughter was diagnosed with T21, but what you didn’t tell me was that her diagnosis and our story would save lives.”But Rojas decided to forgive the doctor regardless.last_img read more

Mourinho hails best in show Hazard

first_imgJose Mourinho lavished praise on Eden Hazard after seeing him inspire Chelsea to a dramatic 4-3 Barclays Premier League victory at struggling Sunderland. Press Association Hazard was the difference between the sides, setting up the opening goal and then scoring twice in an end-to-end encounter at the Stadium of Light which helped the second-placed Blues maintain the pressure on leaders Arsenal. Asked how he rated Hazard’s individual display, Mourinho said: “The best. With me, the best. “The game is about that, but it is also about basic things and we failed in the basic things of the game. The most basic thing is to defend set-pieces. “It was a very good performance. Even defensively, I think we did well, but the set-pieces… In the last six minutes of extra time, if they had two more corners, they would have won 5-4. “When you play so well, you have to win comfortably and not give a headache to the manager in the last six minutes.” Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, a former Chelsea player, was proud of his team and remains confident they can get themselves out of trouble – they remain bottom of the table – if they perform in similar fashion for the rest of the season. Poyet said: “If we can play like today and fight like today and make it so difficult like today, we will stay in the Premier League for sure. “Maybe we needed one more corner today, one extra corner in the last six minutes. But we didn’t get it.” The Uruguayan was as impressed as Mourinho with Hazard’s contribution, admitting: “He was unplayable, Hazard, today. “I don’t remember a player performing at this level against me as a manager. He was spectacular. “We tried everything – doubled up, tripled up, we changed the player who was playing wide. We nearly put on another full-back, but we were losing, so we couldn’t. “It was a great display, probably the best I have seen this season from an individual player.” “Maybe last season, he did something similar or even better, but with me, the best. “The talent, we know, but the ambition from the first to the last minutes for me, it was the first time because he has a great talent, but sometimes he does incredible things and after that, he disappears from the game. “Today, he was fantastic from the first minute, getting the ball, taking on defenders, shooting. Sometimes he creates a lot, but doesn’t shoot; today the performance was fantastic. “He, [Juan] Mata and Willian, all of them, they were creative, they were dynamic, they gave to the team what we need in terms of creation in the last phase of the game.” It was Hazard who provided the 17th-minute cross from which Frank Lampard cancelled out Jozy Altidore’s opener, and he then produced two sublime pieces of skill to get his own name on to the scoresheet twice, after 37 and 62 minutes. John O’Shea had levelled in between Hazard’s efforts, and it was fellow Black Cats defender Phil Bardsley who had the final say at both ends with an 84th-minute own goal and then Sunderland’s third seconds later. Mourinho was delighted with the way his side played going forward, but disappointed with some of the defending with all the Black Cats’ goals coming from set-pieces. He said: “We played a phenomenal game, the best game away from home. It was top quality, building up well, great creativity with the three attacking players behind Fernando [Torres] – Mata, Willian and Eden – beautiful goals. Even the fourth was a nice counter-attack situation. last_img read more

Iowa K-12 schools may grade, give credits for online courses

first_imgDES MOINES — Some of Iowa’s K-12 students may soon be required to participate in online classes during school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Iowa Department of Education will fast-track requests from school districts and non-public schools for what the agency calls “continuous learning” plans.“We all know how important it is for Iowa students to continue to learn during the COVID-19 emergency,” Iowa Department of Education director Ann Lebo says. “…Even though schools are not required to offer learning opportunities when they are closed, they are certainly able and encouraged to do so as they consider the needs of the families and the learners they serve.”The new guidelines allow schools to issue grades for homework and to give students this semesters’ credits for courses completed online. Schools must consider how all students may access online courses.“The role of the Department of Education is to ensure we maintain a minimum standard of care,” Lebo says, “while allowing the maximum opportunity for growth through flexibility at the local level.”Some Iowa school districts are delivering homework packets to students. Lebow says others are providing one electronic device to each student and finding ways to ensure all students have access to WiFi.“Innovation at this time of uncertainty is important,” Lebo says.Governor Kim Reynolds has recommended that schools close through April 12th. However, it’s likely Iowa schools will remain closed for the entire month of April. Last night, President Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines until April 30th.last_img read more