Photo courtesy of Bob Minkin. Earlier in the year, Colorado deadheads mourned the permanent closing Quixote’s True Blue, a bar and dual-stage music venue in Denver. However, happier news was right around the bend, with Jay Bianchi, the former owner of Quixote’s, opening the Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple earlier this month. For their New Years run, the newly opened venue is serving as home base for Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin Seals and JGB were joined by Flash Mountain Flood, who opened for the first two nights of the runs, and who played the 2:30-4:30 AM slot to welcome in 2017. You can get a little preview of the space and hear what the Melvin and JGB have cookin’ up in videos of “My Sisters and Brothers” and “Sugaree” below, courtesy of Kelly Pearson.
On Saturday night, Run The Jewels and Foo Fighters headlined the annual DIRECTV Super Saturday Night concert in Atlanta ahead of the big game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium tonight. The special event was streamed live on Twitter for fans all over to enjoy.After local favorite hip-hop duo Run The Jewels got the Atlanta crowd primed for the evening’s festivities, Foo Fighters took the stage with a vengeance and a slew of talented friends for a memorable performance. Over the course of the set, the band was joined by Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band) Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Dave Koz, Roger Taylor (Queen), and Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction) for crowd-pleasing renditions of Black Sabbath‘s “War Pigs” (with Brown and Morello), Jane’s Addiction‘s “Mountain Song” (with Farrell), Queen/David Bowie‘s “Under Pressure” (with Taylor), and more.You can relive the entire pre-Super Bowl performance below: For a full list of Foo Fighters’ upcoming tour dates, head here.
New students on campus might wonder why there will be a teeter totter in the middle of South Quad on Thursday and Friday. Each fall, the women of Howard Hall spend 24 hours riding the totter to help raise money for projects dedicated to clean water access in communities across the globe as part of the dorm’s annual Totter for Water event.At 6 p.m. Thursday, Howard’s residents will begin taking shifts operating the totter and continue their work throughout the night. Students will have the opportunity to ride the totter if they desire and are encouraged to help Howard in their fundraising goals. This year, sophomores Eileen Leach and Sarah Walters are planning the event.Leach and Walters said the dorm is hoping to raise $25,000 at this year’s event — about $7,000 more than last year. To accomplish such a task, they began the planning process before they arrived to campus.“Sarah and I have been working on the project for several weeks now, we contacted the organization, made t-shirt designs and poster designs,” Leach said.Students working on the event attempt to involve all members of the Notre Dame community. The money Howard fundraises comes from student donations on the day of the event, from both online donations and from selling succulents on South Quad. Anyone interested in donating can give to the cause on the Student Shop ND website. There will also be other forms of entertainment on Thursday night, Leach said.“This year we are having a bouncy house on Thursday as well,” she said.Leach explained that all of the money Howard raises from the event this year will benefit a community in Ecuador.“In the past the money has gone to build wells or develop water systems for schools,” she said. “We have worked with Engineers without Borders in the past and that’s also who we’re working with this year — the Notre Dame chapter. They are going to be traveling to San Pedro de Suma, Ecuador, to build a water chlorination system, specifically for a school in the region.”Sophomore Catherine Connell said she participated last year after noticing the presence of a seesaw on the quad.“I saw a teeter totter on South Quad, so some friends and I went to see what was going on,” she said. “We ended up riding the totter and buying succulents. It was a fun opportunity to break from studying and also help a good cause.”Alix Basden, a Howard sophomore who said she will be riding the totter at midnight, said the event helps the dorm grow in community.“Howard is the single most intentional community I have ever been a part of,” she said. “It is a strong sisterhood. [With Totter], we create an international community and partnership.”For instance, last year Basden shared her totter shift with someone she didn’t know particularly well at the time. Now, that situation has changed.“It’s pure fun to be out on that seesaw,” Basden said. “Last year, I did the 1 a.m. shift. I went to the Totter with a girl I wasn’t that close with at the time, and we rode the Totter for 30 minutes together. Now she’s my roommate.”Tags: Community, ecuador, Howard Hall, totter for water
Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested late Tuesday night for allegedly hitting and choking a woman during a domestic dispute on Newland Avenue.Officers alleged that Robert Barr, 47, hit the woman several times and choked her until she lost consciousness. Police additionally say the woman sustained facial injuries.When police attempted to take Barr into custody, he allegedly began to fight with them.Following a brief struggle, Barr was arrested and taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment. Barr is charged with second-degree strangulation, third-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, aggravated family offense and second-degree obstructing governmental administration. 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)
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaFor Georgia farmers who are planting corn now to start the 2006 growing season, the good news is that corn prices are higher now. Unfortunately, it will cost more to grow it. But University of Georgia specialists say growers can do some things to make the most of their efforts.Corn prices in Georgia averaged $2.15 per bushel last year, the lowest in five years. The price now for the 2006 crop is around $2.70, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Cooperative Extension economist. A bushel of corn weighs about 56 pounds.Smith tells farmers to think about contracting some of their 2006 crop now. “Prices now are attractive,” he said, “based on what we may see later in the season.”Getting the best price will be critical because fuel and fertilizer costs are up this year, too, he said. Georgia farmers spent about $400 per acre to grow irrigated corn last year. It’ll cost about $458 this year.Among corn-producing states, Georgia is a minor player. The state’s farmers harvested about 230,000 acres of corn last year and averaged 130 bushels per acre.A little spaceUGA Extension agronomist Dewey Lee said farmers may want to think “spacing” to get more out of their corn.They typically plant corn that will grow under irrigation at 28,000 to 30,000 seeds per acre in rows 3 feet apart. On land without irrigation, they plant 18,000 to 20,000 seeds per acre.Research has shown, Lee said, that farmers can improve yields by simply planting the same number of seeds in rows 20 inches apart.This allows for a fuller plant canopy, blocks out weeds and cools down the soil. It can all add up to as much as 15 percent higher yields in Georgia, he said. The practice has been used in the Midwest, where most of the U.S. corn crop is grown.Most Georgia corn farmers plant peanuts and cotton, too. Most of their planters are set for all crops, Lee said, and not for 20-inch rows. But it’s something farmers could consider.Fertility research helps farmers decide how much fertilizer they need to use to get the yields they want. Lee tells farmers to use 1.2 pounds of nitrogen per acre for every bushel of corn they want to grow. For example, if a farmer wants to make 200 bushels per acre, he needs to apply 240 pounds of nitrogen.Corn needs a lot of water, either from irrigation or rainfall. It needs about one-third of an inch a day during its silking stage, which happens in Georgia in late May and early June. About 65 percent of corn in Georgia is irrigated.Fighting diseaseDiseases cost Georgia corn farmers about $10 million a year. But it’s rare for a corn disease to destroy an entire field in Georgia, said Bob Kemerait, a UGA Extension plant pathologist.Historically, the state’s farmers haven’t used fungicides to control diseases. It just wasn’t economical. A disease called southern corn rust, however, can cause severe yield losses in Georgia corn.Some new fungicides, though, can make a difference. Farmers who want to go for high yields should consider using them, the experts say, to get the most from their corn.Before using fungicides, however, they should think about the weather, the time of year and how much disease pressure is in a field. Sometimes farmers get a return on using them in Georgia. Sometimes they don’t. Research in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences during the past three years can help farmers make that decision.To find out more about corn, agriculture or other information from the CAES, contact your local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
By Dialogo August 28, 2013 Colombian Ministry of Defense On August 26, the terrorist organization FARC was struck again by a coordinated operation between the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the Colombian National Police with the neutralization of Virgilio Antonio Vidal Mora, aka “Silver”, leader of the 57th Front and considered primarily responsible for drugs and weapons trafficking for that group on the border with Panama. “This operation, carried out alongside the National Police, enabled us to collect very precise intelligence and execute a very well calculated operation with FAC aircraft, which resulted in the neutralization of the FARC’s 57th Front leader Virgilio Antonio Vidal Mora,” the officer stated. General León added that after the National Police members landed, two bodies were recovered, one of whom was “Silver,” who had been a member of the terrorist organization for 27 years, and responsible for 70% of kidnappings conducted in Antioquia and Chocó departments. A FARC campsite was located and neutralized in Riosucio municipality, Chocó department, thanks to human and technical intelligence provided by the National Police, FAC commander General Guillermo León León explained. Vidal Mora, wanted by Panamanian authorities, had three arrest warrants for rebellion, kidnapping, terrorism, personal injury and homicide. In addition, he was also wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice. Twenty rifles, four guns, two laptops, 27 magazines, seven fragmentation grenades, four radios, a satellite phone, a hard disk, 5.56 mm cartridges, a USB device, 9 mm cartridges, 12 camouflage uniforms, five back packs, 30 mobile phones, a GPS, FARC leaflets, and military intelligence documentation were seized, among other materials, León stated. This blow by the Armed Forces and National Police Forces, is one more of others suffered by the group in the second-to-last week of August, in which Manuel Ángel Cardona Paz, aka “El Burro” (The Donkey), leader of the FARC’s Sixth Front operating in Cauca, was neutralized, the Colombian Air Force commander said. With the death of “Silver”, a total 47 FARC leaders have been neutralized during President Juan Manuel Santos’s government, according to the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Wednesday it is considering proposing rules to ban arbitration clauses, and hosted a field hearing here to discuss it. John Rudy, senior vice president and chief lending officer at Bellco CU, Greenwood Village, Colo., presented the credit union perspective at the hearing.“As a member-driven, member-owned financial cooperative, we are accountable to our members, and therefore it is critical we provide an overall experience that causes our members to choose us for their financial services products. That experience includes price, value, convenience and how we conduct business,” he said. “Part of our conduct includes contracts for various deposit and loan products, some of our contracts include arbitration clauses, while others do not. In either case, the existence or nonexistence of arbitration clauses has been a non-issue in Bellco’s history.”The CFPB says its potential proposals are meant to prevent consumer financial institutions from using “free pass” arbitration clauses to block consumers from suing in groups to obtain relief. The proposals would not ban arbitration clauses entirely, but any clauses would have to state explicitly that it does not apply to class action cases.CUNA Chief Advocacy Office Ryan Donovan echoed Rudy’s thoughts about credit unions’ relationships with their members.“Credit unions are the only consumer-owned cooperatives in the financial marketplace, and have a proud heritage of protecting their members’ interests. Credit unions are more likely to resolve disputes without resorting to arbitration or litigation. CUNA is reviewing the CFPB proposals on arbitration to determine whether there are any potential adverse implications for credit unions. continue reading »
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Press Release, PSA, Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – To assist flood recovery efforts in flood-stricken areas of northcentral and eastern Pennsylvania, today Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $6.25 million for streambank restoration and recovery efforts by local communities.The governor directed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to provide the required cost-share for the projects so that eligible projects will be available at no cost to local governments. The funding will assist communities recovering from the recent floods and help them prepare for future storm events.“Getting our communities back on their feet after these floods is one of my administration’s top priorities, and these grants to local governments will help make sure that flooding can be reduced in the future,” said Governor Wolf. “DEP will work collaboratively with the federal government on the design, permitting, and construction of these projects so that we can ensure long-term protection from flooding.”Funding will be available for Berks, Bradford, Chester, Columbia, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northampton, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties for the flooding events that occurred in summer 2018. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018, by NRCS. “Restoring and repairing streambanks in these areas can help protect residents from future flooding,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “We are grateful to NRCS for making this funding available and are looking forward to working with affected local governments to begin this important work.”The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide 75 percent of restoration funding, with DEP providing the 25 percent match for eligible projects. Projects eligible for funding include removing debris from waterways, reseeding damaged areas, and protecting eroded streambanks from further damage. Funding is not available to repair or maintain existing structures or repair damage to homes and businesses caused by floodwater. September 13, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces New Flood Recovery Aid Available to Local Governments SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
INVESTORS who were shut out of the housing market by a crackdown on interest-only loans could soon be back in force – with half the Big Four banks dropping rates and reopening the floodgates.Residential apartments and housing on the Gold Coast have been a favourite of investors, especially those from southern capitals and offshore. Picture: AAP Image/Dave Hunt.In the first big sign of a reprieve for investors, both the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation have reversed moves made against their interest-only portfolios, with CommBank slashing its two-year fixed interest only investor rate by 50 basis points on Friday, and Westpac dropping its version by 14 basis points.NOTHING UNDER $1M HEREA WHOLE FLOOR, BEACHSIDE: $6.9MMORE REAL ESTATE NEWS FROM THE COURIER-MAIL RateCity money editor Sally Tindall said it’s the first reprieve for investors.This as the Reserve Bank of Australia board on Tuesday kept its cash rate target on hold at 1.5 per cent – a move that was widely expected across the finance and housing community.According to RateCity, a slew of smaller lenders had already dropped several interest-only rates in the past four weeks, including ING, St George, Aussie Home Loans, Mortgage House and Virgin Money.RateCity money editor Sally Tindall said the rate cuts showed the banks were looking to take on more interest-only loans.“The latest APRA data shows the number of new interest only loans from authorised deposit-taking institutions dropped from 36.26 per cent in March 2017 to 16.91 per cent in September 2017.” 1300HomeLoan director John Kolenda believes the moves are good news for mortgage holders.Finder.com.au insights manager Graham Cooke warned Australia’s household debt to income ratio was one of the highest in the world.“If it exceeds the 200 per cent mark, this could be a real hurdle for many Australians. If the RBA does raise the cash rate later this year, some Australians may lose grip of their repayments, particularly those who are already struggling to make the minimum repayment.”According to finder.com.au, half of all experts it surveyed believed the RBA would not move on rates until 2019 while a third believed the next rise would come in November this year.INTEREST-ONLY FIXED RATE CUTS:CBA: Investment home loan 2-year fixed Old rate: 4.84 per centNew rate: 4.34 per centChange: -0.50 percentage pointsWESTPAC: Fixed rate investment property loan 2-yearsOld rate 4.79 per centNew rate 4.65 per centChange: -0.14 percentage pointsST GEORGE: Fixed rate investment property loan 2-yearsOld rate 4.64 per centNew rate 4.60 per centChange: -0.04 percentage pointsAUSSIE: IQ Basic Investment Loan Fixed 1-yearOld rate 4.49 per centNew rate 4.24 per centChange: -0.25 percentage points(Source: RateCity data)FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago Investors have been particularly attracted to the inner city unit market in Sydney as well as its high end luxury market including waterfront developments like Barangaroo. Picture: Lendlease.In CBA’s case the two-year fixed interest-only loan was now the same rate as it was in February last year, she said. “Those lenders who have room to move in their interest-only lending limits are likely to join in on these interest-only rate cuts.”1300HomeLoan Managing Director John Kolenda welcomed the changes, amid comments from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority chairman Wayne Byres that a 10 per cent cap on growth in bank lending to housing investors could be lifted.“The removal of the cap could put downward pressure on mortgage rates for investors and increase competition among lenders,” Mr Kolenda said.