Phil Lesh is certainly enjoying the summer weather, and is taking the opportunity to host a very special Back Porch happy hour with Stu Allen and Scott Guberman this afternoon in his very own Terrapin Crossroads at promptly 4:20PM. The trio will continue the music later this evening, at 7:30PM, with guitarist Dave Zirbel for an electric set that’s sure to keep the vibe alive. After that, they’ll head on over to the campfire for an acoustic singalong encore, all as the sun sets in the west.The three-course show is free admission and welcomes all ages to attend. You can even make special requests for the campfire set in the Facebook thread below![H/T Jambands]
On Monday night, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Butch Walker, Madisen Ward, and Desure were among the artists performing at a benefit concert in support of first responders and low-income families affected by the November Woolsey Fire in California.The benefit, which was held at Agoura Hills, CA’s Canyon Club was highlighted by a headlining set from Nelson, who welcomed Price midway through his set for a performance of his own tune “Find Yourself.” Nelson’s “Find Yourself” appears on his 2017 self-titled LP and features Lady Gaga on backing vocals. Last night’s rendition of the soulful song turned into a nine-minute jam, with Price adding her touch on vocals and tambourine. Nelson let it all hang out on guitar, as he impressively worked through multiple quick-witted solos, rocking the Southern California venue.Watch video of Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real with Margo Price below:Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real with Margo Price – “Find Yourself”[Video: DJRokyManson]In other news, Margo Price is set to sing the national anthem at this Sunday’s Tennessee Titan’s game at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.Head here for a full list of Margo Price’s upcoming tour dates, and here for Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real’s.[H/T Rolling Stone]
Notre Dame’s campus hosts an abundance of fundraisers over the course of the academic year — the Bald and the Beautiful may be one of the most well-known of these fundraisers. This annual, three-day event involves participants shaving their heads in solidarity with cancer patients, donating hair or getting colorful hair extensions in support of those with cancer.Participants decide to donate or shave off their hair for various reasons — some have family members affected by cancer, have been donating hair all of their lives or simply feel compelled to support the cause.Sophomore Sara Berumen said she decided to donate hair because her mother had breast cancer while she was in high school.“I had always wanted to donate, but there was never a well-trusted organization in my city,” Berumen, who donated a foot of hair, said.Sophomore Veronica Perez donated two feet of hair last year and additionally shaved her head for the fundraiser. She was inspired by other women on her Ultimate Frisbee team, who had done the same the year before.“I had donated my hair several times before — to make wigs for cancer patients — but never shaved my head entirely,” Perez said.However, many women that decide to shave their heads are not met with full support in their communities or families, and Perez faced similar pushback when she made the decision to shave her head.“In Guam, women really value their hair — it’s a huge part of beauty in Asian and Pacific Island culture,” she said. “My parents kept saying, ‘Your hair is so beautiful’ and ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ up until the day I shaved my head. But I didn’t feel an attachment to my hair like they did.”Despite some adversity, Perez said she does not regret her decision — and while many people consider shaving her head to be a bold move, she said she disagrees.“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. My hair can be used for better things,” Perez said. “And I can grow it back, no problem.”Perez raised around $1600 for the fundraiser last year. Money raised by the event are split between St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is a national organization that funds pediatric cancer research, and the Pediatric Cancer wing of Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. The event raised over $20,000 last year, and is hoping to reach $25,000 in donations this year, Perez said.“Personally, I don’t think donating my hair made a huge impact on the cancer fight — one foot of hair isn’t going to change the world,” Berumen said. “But on the whole, the event really does make a change because it raises awareness, and money — not just hair — is donated as a result.”Perez said participating in the event is well-worth it.“Some people definitely look at you strangely when you have a shaved head, but I didn’t really care,” Perez said. “The people who shave their heads don’t care about other people’s opinions. Their whole mindset is into it.”And now that she has short hair, Perez intends to keep it.“The only reason I would ever grow my hair out again is because I’m too lazy to get haircuts every month,” Perez said. “Having short hair is really pretty convenient.”Tags: Bald and the Beautiful, Beacon Children’s Hospital, Notre Dame the bald and the beautiful, st. baldrick’s foundation, St. Baldricks, the bald and the beautiful
Our favorite outdoor web videos from the week that was:1. WVU’s Bold PlanThis is a short doc (or long web clip) of West Virginia University’s efforts, working with the WV Department of Natural Resources, to restore native brook trout to the Shavers Fork. 2. TGR’s The Way of LifeThis is the trailer for Teton Gravity Research’s upcoming release The Way of Life. You can catch the premier in Charlottesville on October 18th, or at Snowshoe Mountain Resort tonight (Sept. 27). There are other Blue Ridge towns on the film tour. To see the full slate, click here. Sickgnar. 3. Crash ReelThe Red Bull Rampage features the best riders in the world doing un-imaginable stuff on mountain bikes. Mostly they stomp, but sometimes they crash…hard. 4. Marshal Miller, Full OnSpeaking of unimaginable stuff. Here is some wingsuit/BASE/Paragliding action. I’m going to go change my shorts. Marshall Miller Go Pro Bombsquad from KAVU on Vimeo.5. The Perfect DriftA little early hatch dry fly action from Pennsylvania. The Perfect Drift: Signs Of Fall from Jake Patton on Vimeo.
By U.S. Department of State / ShareAmerica October 11, 2019 The regime has targeted women engaged in political activism with threats and exclusion from social programs, according to a July 5 United Nations (U.N.) human rights report. Women and girls held in detention by the regime have been subjected to torture and sexual violence.The dire health situation in Venezuela, including medicine shortages and electricity blackouts, is driving thousands of pregnant Venezuelans to go abroad to give birth. According to news reports, 25,000 Venezuelan babies have been born in Colombia since 2015.Migration is dangerous and difficult, and it puts unborn children at risk of being born pre-term or with a low birth weight. For expectant mothers and their unborn children who remain in Venezuela, however, the odds of dying are even higher. According to statistics from the Venezuelan government and cited by the U.N. Refugee Agency, maternal mortality in Venezuela increased 65 percent from 2015 to 2016. In that same period, child mortality in the six days after birth rose 53 percent.Once their babies are born, Venezuelan mothers struggle to secure medical care, infant formula, and diapers.Venezuela’s economic and security conditions also expose women and girls to sexual violence, human trafficking, and other forms of exploitation both at home and in other countries. Human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Venezuela, as well as Venezuelan victims abroad, according to the U.S. State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons report. Venezuelan refugees and other displaced persons are forced to navigate health care, education, and other public services as they struggle to care for their families.In response, the U.S. has provided more than $376 million in funding for the Venezuelan regional crisis response, including nearly $334 million in humanitarian aid and $43 million in economic and development assistance since the start of fiscal year 2017.
Contact your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms. They ask if you were at that location on Sept. 25 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. to self-quarantine until Oct. 10. They ask if you were at that facility on Sept. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m., to self-quarantine until Oct. 14. The department says they learned a person who was at American Family Fitness, located at 1806 Vestal Pkwy East on Sept. 29 tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials ask you to maintain social distance, wash your hands and wear facial coverings to avoid spreading the virus. (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department issued public health statements on Wednesday for American Family Fitness and Barnaby’s Pub. The health department also says an individual who was at Barnaby’s Pub, located at 2101 E. Main St in Endwell on Sept. 25 has tested positive for the coronavirus. Broome County has 540 active cases, which is 82 more than Tuesday’s number. There is one more hospitalization, bringing that number to 13, and one more death, bringing that number to 83.
Former Arsenal scout Francis Cagigao reveals the truth over Arsene Wenger’s move for Lionel Messi Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 16 Sep 2020 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.6kShares Messi held talks over a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘We were there or thereabouts and discussions took place with his representatives. He had issues with a work permit, so that was discarded.’Cagigao, who spent 24 years at Arsenal before leaving the club last month, also described former Gunners star Santi Cazorla as ‘one of the most talented players’ he has seen.Cazorla spent six years at Arsenal – helping Wenger win two FA Cups – but injures plagued his spell in north London.‘I think he is one of the most talented footballers I’ve ever seen, Cagigao added.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You would watch Cazorla in training taking set-pieces with his left foot and right foot and not know which was his stronger.‘He is really an exceptional figurehead and someone who young players can really look to. There were doubts about Santi.‘People would say he’s so small, he’s not the quickest, he’s not strong, but he has an exceptional football brain, exceptional technique and he’s a winner.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Lyon chief Juninho responds to Houssem Aouar to Arsenal transfer rumoursMORE: Emiliano Martinez confirms Arsenal exit with emotional message to club and fans Arsene Wenger wanted to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for Arsenal (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Francis Cagigao admits talks were held over a move for Lionel Messi but says the deal was not as close as Arsene Wenger has suggested.The Gunners expressed interest in signing Messi back in 2003 when he was still in the Barcelona academy.Their move ultimately collapsed due to ‘work permit’ issues, however, and Messi went on to become Barcelona’s greatest player and one of the most decorated players in history.The Argentine legend – who confirmed earlier in the month he will remain at Barca despite handing in a transfer request – has scored 634 goals in 731 appearances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMessi has also won ten La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and the Ballon d’Or award five times.Wenger has claimed Arsenal were ‘close’ to signing Messi and while former scout Cagigao says that is a slight exaggeration, he admits talks were held.‘I think Arsene stated while manager that we were close to signing Messi [in 2003]. I wouldn’t go as far as saying we were close,’ he told BBC Sport. Advertisement Advertisement Comment
23 Aquarius Pl, Bridgeman Downs.To top it off, there’s also enough garaging for four cars.Ms Gibbons said the eventual buyers had shown interest early and took their time acquiring the home. “They were probably around in the first two groups when the house was opened, and then they finally made the decision,” she said. 23 Aquarius Pl, Bridgeman Downs.Bridgeman Downs has again set the standard, with 23 Aquarius Place achieving February’s highest local sale price at $1.075 million.Sales agent at Ray White Aspley, Beverley Gibbons, said the home had plenty of suitors and she had learned something about the suburb’s appeal to medical professionals.“We had an average of 18 groups per open home,” Ms Gibbons said.“A lot of Indian doctors coming through as well – it’s half way between Caboolture Hospital and half way between the city hospitals, so it’s about 30 minutes to where they’ve got to be.”Positioned on an elevated 1018sq m block, the two-level home has enough space for a family of five to lose each other.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 201923 Aquarius Pl, Bridgeman Downs.The lower level accommodates formal lounge and dining rooms, but most living revolves around the informal family and meals areas opening off the kitchen.The walk-in robe and ensuite are almost as big as the upper-level main bedroom they service, plus there’s an upstairs family room so the kids can get away from mum and dad. For outdoor enthusiasts, there’s a covered outdoor patio with fire pit and inground pool – a holiday resort on a suburban block.
Image Courtesy: KeppelSingapore’s Keppel Singmarine, a shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has delivered a multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services.Named MPV Everest, the vessel can operate in ambient temperature as low as minus 30 degree Celsius. It will have an Ice Class Arc 5 notation and capabilities such as Class 3 dynamic positioning and navigating in ice of up to one meter thickness.“MPV Everest’s versatility allows it to carry out subsea repair and construction activities at 3,000 meters of water depth, well intervention, diving support services with an 18-men twin-bell system, fire-fighting and emergency rescue operations, as well as towing and the provision of supplies in Arctic terrain,” the shipbuilder explained.The 7,300 dwt ship features a length of 141.8 meters and a width of 30 meters. Flying the flag of the Bahamas, the vessel is currently worth USD 46.17 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.MPV Everest represents the eleventh ice-class specialized shipbuilding project completed by Keppel O&M, the company said.
Norwegian company Tveter Power has started trialing a pumping device driven by wave power at the PLOCAN test site off Canary Islands.The trials will serve for taking measurements of the pumping capacity of the prototype depending on the height of the predominant wave, along with the assessment of device’s survival capacity.One of the potential applications of the device would be to provide sea water for coastal desalination plants, without having to use electricity to pump the sea water.Tveter Power was founded in 2011 with the aim to develop and market renewable energy-driven devices, install and operate desalination plants, and carry out research and development of new technologies based on renewable energies.The first stage of the project was implemented in 2016 and 2017 on the Atlantic coast of Norway, where a preliminary version of the device underwent several resistance trials.The project is funded by Innovation Norway through Norwegian company RW Power, according to PLOCAN.(Photos by PLOCAN)