Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Special Guest Openers For 2018 Beacon Residency

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band has begun rolling out some of the details of their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre. The 12-piece ensemble led by the husband-and-wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will hit the New York City venue for six shows in early October on 10/5, 10/6, 10/9, 10/10, 10/12, and 10/13, respectively.The six-night run will mark the eighth consecutive year of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual autumn run at the storied New York City theater. The run of shows includes two weekends of two-set “Evening with TTB” performances in addition to a pair of mid-week dates that will feature special opening guests. Today, on Derek Trucks’ 39th birthday, Tedeschi Trucks Band announced the two special opening guests.Renowned singer-songwriters Steve Earle and JJ Grey will both deliver solo sets during the mid-week appearances—three-time Grammy Award winner Earle on 10/9 and rattlesnake rhythm-and-soul frontman Grey on 10/10, respectively. Tedeschi Trucks Band is known for welcoming their guests and collaborating throughout the night, so fans can expect plenty of crossover between the three bands.October 9th will also mark the 30th time the incredibly talented 12-member ensemble will play the historic venue. The band celebrated their 25th Beacon show during last year’s residency, marking the occasion by welcoming a slew of special guests including Nels Cline, Norah Jones, Jaimoe, Doyle Bramhall II, and more. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre run also saw the group welcome Trey Anastasio, The Wood Brothers, Marcus King, John Medeski, and more.Prior to the Beacon run, the group will have been keeping busy on the road, including a debut appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and a summer reprise of their “Wheels of Soul Tour,” now in its fourth installment. This year, the band’s Wheels of Soul Tour also features The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers.The band is currently working on a fourth studio album, which follows their recent Grammy-nominated live/film release, Live From the Fox Oakland (2017), and their last studio release, 2016’s critically acclaimed Let Me Get By.Tickets for the residency have been selling quickly. Limited tickets are available for October 9th and 10th. Currently, both Friday and Saturday nights—October 5, 6, 12, and 13—are sold out. Head here for tickets.last_img read more

Pasture weeds

first_imgLate summer is an excellent time for farmers to survey or map the weeds in their pastures and hay fields. But it’s not the best time to spray.The majority of weeds growing at this time of year are usually summer annuals and summer perennials. Many producers may want to control summer annual weeds in pastures and hayfields that are already present, but treatments are usually unsuccessful. A farmer’s time would be better spent mapping out his control strategy for next year. Herbicides are usually more effective on weeds that are young and actively growing. The large size of summer weeds makes them easy to identify for mapping out heavy infestations or “hot spots.” Knowing which weeds are causing a problem and their location in the field allows producers to develop a control strategy for summer weeds in 2015.For example, as fall approaches many pastures turn a brilliant shade of yellow. This is usually from a problem weed called bitter sneezeweed. Late summer or fall is not the preferred time to control bitter sneezeweed. Control in the seedling stage of growth is cheaper and more effective. A heavy frost is probably the best control for summer annuals in the fall.The key to low cost pasture and hayfield weed control is to match the most cost effective herbicide to the weed problem and then apply the herbicide at the correct time of the year. There are exceptions, but in general, late May and early June are the preferred times to control summer annuals in pastures and hay fields. Most weeds will be in the seedling to early vegetative growth stage at this time and will be more susceptible to control by the herbicide.If you cannot identity a particular weed, bring a sample to your local University of Georgia Extension Office for identification. To contact your UGA agent, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

Trail Mix – Ruby Boots

first_imgWhen I was fourteen years old, I was a naive freshman in high school. My biggest fear? Not getting worked over by upperclassmen much larger and meaner than I.Bex Chilcott, who records and tours under the name Ruby Boots, had much more significant teenage concerns. On her own by her mid-teens, she was laboring on pearling boats off the coast of her native Australia by fourteen, the same age I was navigating the halls of my high school, living a safe and, in comparison, sheltered existence.That her mettle was tested at such a young age is apparent in Chilcott’s music and is much evidenced on her new release, Don’t Talk About It. Out now on Bloodshot Records, this new collection of songs speaks to Chilcott’s wandering spirit, which eventually landed her in Nashville, and is ripe with hints of punk and garage rock inspiration.It’s a kick ass recording.Chilcott, or Ruby Boots, was kind enough to tackle some questions from me about the pearling, her new record, and taking her music back home.BRO – Hardest day on tour versus hardest day on the pearling boats. Which is worse?RB – This is so tricky, as they are very different environments. When you are out at sea, chipping pearl shell, the work is very, very repetitive and grueling on the body, as it’s very physical, whereas touring can be mentally draining  and everything is constantly changing. I don’t know. I guess I really enjoyed, and enjoy, both things and take each day as it comes, so it’s hard to compare. But I do remember when I started pearling that I had really bad carpal tunnel – so bad that I couldn’t use a knife to butter my toast in the morning. It lasted for three months and was pretty brutal. Oh, and there was this weed that used to grow on the ropes that was called fire weed and when it touched your skin it felt like you had your flesh to a flame. So, yeah, maybe the pearling industry was worse when it came to hard days. But you also don’t get to see whales and sharks on the road!BRO – Nikki Lane is a longtime Trail Mix favorite. Can you talk about those songwriting sessions with her?RB – They are fast and fun. It’s almost like firing back and forth in a rap. It helps that we are close friends, so we relate to each other lyrically because we are very like-minded. Nikki has a love for a good chorus and melodies much the same as I do, so we are very quick to be on the same page.BRO – I’m curious if you are a gear nut. Got a favorite pedal or piece of gear that you can’t play without?RB – I’ve just started to go down the pedal rabbit hole now that I’m playing electric guitar live, so my pedal board is still very PG. I’m keeping it simple but classy. I’m loving my Xotic BB Overdrive with my EP booster. It’s big and ballsy. And my MXR Carbon Copy Delay is just what I need for my clean sound.BRO – We are featuring “It’s So Cruel” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?RB – I love the theme of this song. It is so real. The song is based on that predicament that you can easily find yourself in without even knowing, where one person fails to tell the other person they have a significant other yet acts as though they are single and ready to mingle. It’s a classic dog move, and that’s being polite about it!BRO – You’ve got some shows lined up in Australia. Excited to take these tunes home?RB – I am extremely pumped to be taking the songs to stage in Australia and the US. It’s more of a rock show now, which I have been chomping at the bit to unleash. I just launched the album at The Hideout Inn in Chicago and the place was pumping. Everyone was dancing and sweating in a snow storm and singing along. It was the most perfect start to this album release.Ruby Boots is on the road with her fuzzed out roots rock to celebrate the release of the new record. This week, you can find Ruby and the band at Folk Alliance in Kansas City before she heads back to Nashville. SXSW is also on her calendar in March.For more information on Ruby Boots, the new record, or when you can see her live, please visit her website.And be sure to take a listen to “It’s So Cruel,” along with new tracks from Rainbrother, Janiva Magness, and Django Django on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Global Nature of Terrorism Drives Biosurveillance

first_img The global nature of terrorism and the growing potential of nations and individuals to acquire weapons of mass destruction drive the Defense Department’s effort to counter these threats, the assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs said. Andrew C. Weber said DOD programs target nuclear deterrence, seek out early warning for infectious diseases, and bolster the ability of U.S. partners around the world to prevent, prepare for and respond to events involving WMD. “Our national security strategy makes preventing and preparing for the possibility that terrorist groups would acquire weapons of mass destruction, whether it be biological weapons or nuclear weapons, our first priority,” Weber said during an interview here with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel. The 2001 terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon drove home the global nature of terrorism, the assistant secretary said. Later that year, he said, a series of anthrax attacks in the United States caused defense officials “to focus more attention on the possibility that terrorist groups would acquire biological or nuclear weapons and use them against cities here or around the world.” Since 9/11, he added, the Defense Department has broadly improved its response to terrorist nuclear, chemical and especially biological threats, which can be accessible to small groups, terror cells and even individuals. “This is why it’s so difficult to disrupt and to learn about these types of attacks while they’re being planned,” Weber said, “so we need to be very prepared.” American forces are now vaccinated against anthrax and smallpox, he said, and the department has stockpiled antibiotics against potential biological attacks. “In a sense, we have taken parts of the biological threat off the table,” Weber said, “by improving our capability for medical countermeasures and early warning and surveillance.” To keep terrorist groups from getting access to materials needed to construct biological weapons, he said, DOD has helped strengthen biosecurity at laboratories in the United States. “We also have launched a program working with partners around the world to make sure public health and veterinary laboratories that have dangerous pathogen strains that cause diseases like anthrax and ebola are better secured,” the assistant secretary said. By Dialogo November 07, 2011last_img read more

OAS Condemns Zambrano’s Arrest

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo May 30, 2019 On May 13, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) unanimously condemned the detention of Édgar Zambrano, vice president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. The document, which was requested by Venezuela’s permanent representative, was approved during an extraordinary session at OAS headquarters in Washington D.C. “The political situation in Venezuela has been a subject of continual concern for the OAS, which has repeatedly issued statements in defense of the rule of law, upholding democratic order, human rights, and the guarantee of due process,” said the official resolution of the regional bloc. The document goes on to demand the immediate release of Zambrano and “a halt to the persecution and harassment of unduly prosecuted representatives, as well as to demand guarantees for the protection of their physical safety and that of their families.” Agents of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN, in Spanish) arrested Zambrano on the evening of May 8, charging him with “high treason” for supporting Operation Freedom of April 30, an effort led by Interim President Juan Guaidó. The legislator’s detention is part of the offensive the Nicolás Maduro regime launched against 10 lawmakers who support Guaidó’s efforts to restore constitutional order. “Zambrano was kidnapped in a most arbitrary way, in his car. SEBIN acted in a highly irregular way, which is a violation of the Constitution,” said Gustavo Tarré, Venezuela’s permanent representative to the OAS. Carlos Trujillo, the U.S. representative, called Zambrano’s situation unacceptable. “We join in condemning Maduro’s despicable act. It is an illegitimate action and an attack against independence of an elected legislative authority. Zambrano must be released immediately,” Trujillo said. “We reject the violation of parliamentary immunity and condemn Zambrano’s arrest,” said Argentine representative Paula María Bertol. “We denounce that Maduro does not represent a democratic government at all.” “Maduro’s dictatorship has violated people’s rights. This repressive measure executed by the political police is a continuation of infringements of fundamental rights,” said Chilean Ambassador Hernán Salinas. “This is a new affront to human rights.” For his part, Brazilian Ambassador Fernando Simas Magalhães said that the violation of parliamentary immunity is an attack against the people whom the National Assembly represents. “Maduro does not represent Venezuela; on the contrary, he is usurping sovereign power.” Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and the United States presented the resolution the OAS approved.last_img read more

Medford Contemporary Asks $699,999

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This lovely Contemporary boasting Spanish tile, cathedral ceilings and sitting on a beautifully landscaped acre on a cul-de-sac is listed for sale at 6 Lorraine Ct. in Medford.Built in 1989, this five-bedroom home with three and a half bathrooms is perfect for entertaining, as it includes a wet bar, in-ground pool, deck, sunroom overlooking the pool and a spacious backyard.The house comes equipped with a large eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement with a gym and built-in safe, a fireplace and central air conditioning. Outside, it also has an attached two-car garage and a koi pond.The property is near Twelve Pines Park, Hallock Park and a Model Airplane Park. It’s about two miles from the Patchogue Long Island Rail Road station, downtown Patchogue and a mile from Sunrise Highway. It’s in the Patchogue-Medford School District.The asking price is $699,999, not including the annual property taxes of $16,288.The real estate agent listed for the property is Cheryl Lyes of Coldwell Banker M&D Good Life. She can be reached at 631-289-1400.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Visits Webjunto, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeship

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits Webjunto, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeship SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 31, 2017center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited Webjunto to meet with employees and apprentices from the Urban Technology Project (UTP) to highlight the importance of workforce training and job creation.“It’s a proven fact that apprenticeship programs give job seekers a competitive edge by providing them with practical, hands-on job experience,” Governor Wolf said. “Today was a great opportunity to visit an employer that understands the benefits of supporting targeted training opportunities by employing apprentices of the UTP program and to hear firsthand how both the employer and employee benefited from this great program.”UTP is a pre-apprenticeship /apprenticeship model that promotes an IT career pipeline and is supported through the Department of Labor and Industry, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Works, the School District of Philadelphia, private companies, and donations. Webjunto currently provides an on-the-job apprenticeship position to UTP.Approved through the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office, apprenticeship programs are used to provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages. It’s estimated that for every dollar spent on apprenticeships, employers get an average of $1.47 back in increased productivityThe Wolf Administration established the ATO last year to be responsible for providing outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices. To date, the ATO has added 15,023 new apprentices and 746 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide.For more information on the Apprenticeship and Training Office, visit ATO.last_img read more

Multi-million dollar mansion market on fire in Brisbane as sales surge

first_img24 Palm Ave, Ascot, QLD sold for $8.3M. Picture: SuppliedHamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm, who sold 24 Palm Avenue, Ascot for $8.3m along with colleague Matt Lancashire, said the seller was downsizing to a $5m-plus home with a “finite window” for an offmarket sale. “That deal was done in one weekend,” he said. 87 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, sold for $3.5m on March 3, 2017. Picture: Realestate.com.au BRISBANE Top 10 2017 (known sales so far): 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point $18,480,000 NEW BRISBANE RECORD24 Palm Ave, Ascot $8,300,00012 Aminga St, Fig Tree Pocket $6,000,00020 Scott St, Hawthorne $5,600,000450/1 Newstead Tce, Newstead $5,662,00037 Macquarie St Teneriffe $5.1m58 Retreat St, Bridgeman Downs $4,960,000104 Rome St Yeronga $3,655,00084 Woodville St, Hendra $3,500,00087 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield $3,500,000 (Source: Prestigeproperty.com.au/Corelogic) 20 Scott St, Hawthorne. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoJack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents, whose most recent $2m-plus sale was 25 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket, said sales were not confined to a small area but spread across Brisbane from suburbs like New Farm and West End through to Indooroopilly and “a little bit further out”.New record suburb sales were being achieved every month, said Sarah Hackett of Place Property Agents. “The high-end and, in particular, riverfront homes for sale are extremely limited. In this market where demand is strong, we are achieving many sales off market – matching highly qualified buyers to suitable homes where the buyer will pay exactly what the seller is asking.” 1 Leopard St Kangaroo Point has sold for $18MBRISBANE’S multi-million dollar property market is on fire with a surge in high-end sales – and it’s not just in the inner-city, latest analysis shows.Homes that could not sell two to three years ago were now seeing multiple offers, while others like Brisbane’s second most expensive property this year were sealed within 48 hours without even hitting the market.center_img 12 Aminga St, Fig Tree Pocket, sold for $6m. Picture: SuppliedJason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who sold the home of Brisbane richlister Bevan Slattery for $6m in February, said the luxury market was the best he’d seen here.“It’s on fire. It’s the best prestige market I’ve seen in a decade. It’s similar to 2007 except there are more high end sales transacting than back then … I think we’ve got at least another 18 months to two years to go at the prestige end of the market.”The surge has seen the Brisbane record price shattered to the tune of $4m with the top 40 known sales this year topped by 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, at $18.48m. 450/1 Newstead Terrace, Newstead. Picture: SuppliedPrestigeproperty.com.au’s Michael Brandon, who runs a weekly list of top 10 results, said suburbs like Holland Park, Camp Hill, Sunnybank and Runcorn were also making the cut.“When I first started the list, you would be lucky to get a sale over $1.5m, and certainly in the last six months the average of the top 10 each week is probably about the $2m mark.”Brett Greensill of LJ Hooker New Farm said confidence was contagious with homes that failed to sell two to three years ago now seeing multiple offers.“Right now we’ve got a couple of deals in the $5m mark that haven’t gone unconditional yet. In that range now we often have multiple buyers for these properties and that’s new.”last_img read more

Crisis, what crisis? Why this expert believes housing is more affordable now than in 1990

first_imgWHAT CRISIS: Is the talk of declining housing affordability overblown?GETTING that first home might seem like an insurmountable task in modern day Australia, but according to a leading real estate investment body it was not as bad as it seems.Skyrocketing house prices in the capital cities should not dissuade young Australians from getting into the housing market according to Property Investment Professionals (PIPA) of Australia chairman Peter Koulizos.He had a closer look at annual figures for what people are paying now compared to 1990 when it came to repaying a home loan and said homes were now more affordable.People should look at interest rates and house prices when talking about affordability according to one expert.And although property was no doubt more expensive, he said that people were ignoring the impact of significantly lower interest rates.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“And you need to look at how hard it is to pay off that mortgage,” Mr Koulizos said.“A million dollar home is expensive, but it can be affordable if interest rates were one per cent and you had 50 years to pay it off.”His research showed that in 1990 an average home loan of $66,300 would require a crippling 48.1 per cent of the annual average wage to pay off due to the extremely high standard variable rate of 17 per cent.In 2018 the average home loan size had grown substantially to $389,000, but because the standard variable rate was just 5.1 per cent, the repayments were a 40.9 per cent of the average wage.THEN AND NOW: Looking at affordability from 1990 to now.Although low rates were not set in stone, he said it was unlikely to rise to the high levels of the ‘80s and early ‘90s.“Back then inflation was in the double digits and now the Reserve Bank has struggled to get inflation up,” he said.“Even when you look at the futures market, the worst case scenario is that interest rates will be 1.5 per cent higher than they are today.”last_img read more

Gold Coast apartments on property investors’ wish lists

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Investors are inquiring about apartments on the Gold Coast above many other Australian city, new data shows.PROPERTY investors are banking on the Gold Coast with many turning to apartments in central beachside locations to help earn some extra cash.Latest realestate.com.au figures show three of the city’s suburbs were among the country’s top five with a high number of email inquiries from investors for apartments.Surfers Paradise topped the list followed by Melbourne, Brisbane City, Broadbeach and Southport. MORE NEWS: Katie Page’s apartment building racks up two more big sales Email investor inquiries have increased 19 per cent across the country in the past year.Chief economist at realestate.com.au Nerida Conisbee said email inquiry data showed there had been strong growth in investor interest across the country over the past year.“Email inquiries from investors have increased 19 per cent this January compared to January last year,” she said.“At a suburb level, there are many, as expected, locations seeing high inquiry from investors. “The unit market is dominated by high volume apartment locations – Melbourne CBD, Gold Coast and Brisbane CBD.”Queensland recorded one of the highest jumps in investor inquiry at 22 per cent. Gold Coast suburbs dominated the apartments list.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoHowever, Ms Conisbee said the increases were off a very low base and first home buyer inquiry still eclipsed the group.Knight Frank head of project marketing Queensland Chris Litfin said the investor inquiry wasn’t likely to be on new apartments as most people buying those were owner occupiers.He said the Coast suburbs seeing the most investor inquiry offered many older and cheaper apartments with strong rental return.“The Gold Coast has still got the highest rental yields in the country,” he said.“With the low interest rates and high rental yields, it just makes sense (to buy there).”center_img MORE NEWS: Mega-apartments the Gold Coast’s new normlast_img read more