Papadosio Hosts Earth Night At The Fillmore Auditorium In Denver, 12/13/14

first_imgRising Appalachia’s music is a mix of European Folk Music, Appalachian Music, and West African Music. While many of these styles have found their influence in electronic music as well, it’s great to see such a creative take on completely acoustic music. Their live show is quite energetic, and the band even features live painters on stage.Rising Appalachia’s slow acoustic jams get the crowd ready for the pumping beats of Jamtronica when Papadosio took the stage. It’s great to see these guys playing a nearly full Fillmore, with a top-notch light rig blowing the roof off the place, when, just four years ago they were playing Quixotes (a much smaller venue in town). Their set offered a varied selection of Papadosio favorites from throughout the years, accompanied by a stellar light show. My personal highlight was an extremely epic and emotive cover of “Dayvan Cowboy” by Boards of Canada. Sadly, BOC is a group that never plays live, so it was a real treat to hear their incredible compositions bursting at the seams with live energy. Other highlights from the night include the great Dosio track “We Are Water,” along with some other oldies from their first album, “Night Visions” and “All I Knew,” which haven’t been in rotation as much recently.Papadosio has definitely carved out something special for themselves, and it’s a pleasure to watch their meteoric rise to the forefront of the Jamtronica scene. At this rate, this band is well on their way to earning a coveted spot as one of the top bands on the festival circuit. If you get a chance to see one of these Earth Night shows, definitely seize the opportunity! Following their sold out Red Rocks show with Lotus in September [read the review here], Papadosio made a triumphant return to Colorado at the Fillmore Auditorium on the auspicious date of 12/13/14.Papadosio has had quite a fervent intention to help people evolve and respect each other and the planet, from their album and song titles, to Anthony Thogmartin’s side project EarthCry, and grassroots efforts by the band to make the world a better place beyond just playing music. Their new concert series Earth Night holds that same spirit of our collective evolution. Their playing, the energy in the venue, and the stylistic variation offered by the openers helped shows just how far the band has come in the past several years, and the untapped potential that exists for them down the road.San Francisco native Eskmo kicked off the night with his eclectic and transcendental take on electronic music. His sets are always fun to watch as he uses live samples of physical objects he has with him on stage anything from a soda can opening to creative orchestration of a coat hanger, and also sings live with far out lyrics and vocal effects complimenting the wobbly, ultra trippy sonic canvas that he provides.After Eskmo, the lineup took an abrupt, yet tasteful turn with the roots/folk serenade of Rising Appalachia. Their folky sound has stumbled upon a welcome niche in our festival scene, which is so saturated with electronic production. Having a group like Rising Appalachia opening for a electronically-influenced group like Dosio offered a broader auditory palette than most other shows where the standard one or two person producer team opens up.last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Good News Network this month, I will sponsor a different promotion each week — with maybe some giveaways at the end! … Beginning Aug. 1, the first eleven people to purchase a (mid-level) paid annual membership for $47.00 will also get a free “Good Happens” canvas tote bag, plus 2 months ADDED onto your subscription, for free — Display your optimism on your shoulder, and feed your soul daily for around $3.00 per month! (Sign up for a paid subscription here – or log-in and click on MY SUBSCRIPTIONS on the top right menu.) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Structure fire in Springfield considered accidental

first_imgVermont State Police At approximately 2145 hours on 11/07/18, the Springfield Fire Department was notified and responded to a reported structure fire at the above stated address. This structure was reported as an occupied residential building. While en-route to this call, it was confirmed as a working structure fire. The Springfield Fire Department responded and upgraded this response to a second alarm bringing in several mutual aid departments from the area. Upon arrival the fire department was met with heavy fire on the west side of the structure. Fire extended up the exterior and interior walls of this structure spreading to the 3rd floor and roof area. Fire Departments were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin. The building suffered heavy fire and water damage. Damage is estimated to be in excess of $120,000. During his assessment of the fire, the Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson contacted the VT Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance with the origin and cause determination.  Investigators from the VT State Police and VT Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene during the morning hours on 11/08/18 and began an investigation. It was determined the fire originated in the west side area of the basement.  This area was determined to be the area of origin for this fire.  The investigation showed that this fire originated in the area of a pellet stove exhaust pipe and the structures sill plate area.  Investigation showed that the fire spread from this area to the nearby combustible materials which were being used as insulation.  These materials lead to a rapid fire spread throughout the structure.   This fire is not considered suspicious.  No injuries were reported at this fire.  The residents were not home at the time of this fire.  Numerous pets inside the residence survived the fire without injury.This fire is currently classified as accidental with no suspicious circumstances. This fire was caused by heat from the vent pipe of the pellet stove in too close a proximity to nearby combustible materials.Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact the VT State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101, Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams at 802-773-9101.The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in an arson fire. Please call 1-800-32-ARSON(1-800-322-7766).STATE OF VERMONTDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION UNITVERMONT STATE POLICE – RUTLAND BARRACKSCase # 18B106730FIRE INVESTIGATORS: Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams VSP, Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Det. Sgt. Mike LaCourse VSP, & Assistant State Fire Marshal Tim Angell from Division of Fire Safety.STATION: RutlandCONTACT# 802-773-9101DATE/TIME: 11/07/18 @ approx. 2145 hrs.INCIDENT LOCATION: 50 Valley St., Springfield,(link is external)  VT(link is external)INCIDENT: Structure Fire InvestigationVICTIM: Michael Hopkins,Yeslast_img read more

Community spirit with new Challenge Weymouth Reward Scheme

first_imgIn partnership with the local businesses of Weymouth, the team at Challenge UK have confirmed the launch of the new Challenge Weymouth Reward Scheme. The scheme has been introduced to celebrate the first year of the Challenge Family’s UK event in Weymouth, and further maximise the strong local links that have been forged by the events team.It offers a number of exclusive offers that have been put together especially for Challenge Weymouth competitors and supporters, allowing them to enjoy a number of special discounts across many popular local Weymouth businesses – including shops, hotels and restaurants across the town.Alan Rose, Challenge Weymouth Event Director is excited to be in a position to launch this scheme. He said, “As many of our Challenge Weymouth athletes are likely to visit Weymouth ahead of September, we thought it would be good to offer some special deals for them to enjoy. And recognising that they will travel with family and friends, we have also opened up this special deal to include them too.”He continued, “We have formed extremely close relationships with the local Weymouth community and this is also our way of thanking them for their on-going support and also help strengthen these partnerships moving forwards. We look forward to welcoming lots of you down to Weymouth over the next few months, and hope that your training is going well so far!”Weymouth Councillor Ian Bruce, the Brief Holder for Tourism in the town, is thoroughly supportive of the scheme and also very excited about welcoming the event to Weymouth in September.He said, “The Challenge Weymouth Reward scheme is the perfect way to offer a friendly welcome to Challenge Weymouth competitors and their supporters. We have a very lively summer of activities here in Weymouth and will be hosting a range of events, festivals and days out for the whole family. We look forward to welcoming many of you down to our beautiful coastal town.”Athletes competing in Challenge Weymouth 2014 will soon receive a Challenge Weymouth membership card, along with three key-fobs for closest family and friends. To find out more about the offers that are available athletes will be able to go to the new ‘Rewards’ page on the Challenge Weymouth website.For those in Weymouth checking out the course, athletes are also advised to look out for the Rewards Scheme posters in shops, hotels and restaurants across the town and surrounding area.www.challengeweymouth.com Relatedlast_img read more

Corinth, Clear Creek elementaries among 6 in Kansas named Blue Ribbon Schools

first_imgStudents at Clear Creek Elementary in USD 232. Photo courtesy of USD 232Three elementary schools in Johnson County were named Blue Ribbon Schools this year as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s recognition of school excellence.Clear Creek Elementary in USD 232, Corinth Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District and Lakewood Elementary in the Blue Valley School District were recognized as Exemplary High Performing Schools. Exemplary High Performing Schools have their state’s highest high school graduation rates and the highest achieving students — the top 15% — in English and mathematics, measured by state assessments. The three elementary schools are among six schools in Kansas to receive the Blue Ribbon recognition this year.Located in Shawnee, Clear Creek Elementary serves about 570 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.Kelley Begley-McCall, principal of Clear Creek Elementary, said she believes that the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students consistently scoring well on test scores brought the attention of the state for the nomination.“Their scores are very good — I’ve been in other districts where we’re creating goals based around those state assessment scores, and honestly, we’re at that point where we’re doing so well that we have to look at other ways to make goals to help improve our instruction,” Begley-McCall said.Begley-McCall said other factors have driven the school to receive the Blue Ribbon award this year, including an involved parent community, a veteran faculty with each teacher having at least 10 years of experience, and a “very strong” culture at Clear Creek that brings the school community together.“We really believe in maximizing every child’s potential, and we feel that our mission is to prepare all students for their future,” she added. “There’s a dedicated and passionate staff, and they want to provide a safe and secure environment for our students.”Corinth Elementary students have also had consistently high test scores. Photo courtesy of Shawnee Mission School DistrictCorinth Elementary serves about 555 students from kindergarten through sixth grade who live in the area of Prairie Village and Leawood.Chris Lowe, principal of Corinth Elementary, said the school’s designation as a Blue Ribbon School is based off the students’ consistently high state assessment scores over the past several years. However, it’s the team culture of working together that really drove the school to receive the award.“We’re just very blessed to have such a great, supportive, amazing community, and our staff,” Lowe said. “We’re very proud of the kids and the teachers and the community for this award, just proud to represent Shawnee Mission in a positive way.”Lowe said Corinth Elementary has earned the blue ribbon just one other time — in 2001.“It’s just a reflection of our kids, our teachers, our community, our parent involvement,” Lowe said. “It’s something to be very proud of.”last_img read more

Help kids brush up on finances

first_imgWhen young people know the financial planning drill, they make better choices.by. Lora BrayThe only thing fun about losing a tooth, as I recall, was the subsequent visit from the Tooth Fairy.The Tooth Fairy did not venture into my bedroom to remove a tooth from under my pillow. She feared waking me.Instead, my Tooth Fairy visited the kitchen! I placed my tooth in a glass of water left on the windowsill overnight. She would fly in through the window, remove the tooth, dump the water down the drain, and I would wake up to find money in the glass—typically 50 to 75 cents, but with the occasional dollar.How times have changed!“Tooth Fairy spending is sky rocketing and shows no signs of slowing down,” notes a Visa Inc. survey. The survey indicates American children received an average of $3.70 per lost tooth in 2013, 23% more than the $3 per lost tooth in 2012. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Stress relief by ‘comfort foods’ may vary between sexes and across the estrous cycle

first_imgPrevious studies in male rats have identified particular brain regions that are important for the stress relief, including the basolateral amygdala and prefrontal cortex. The researchers looked at protein markers of activity (FosB/deltaFosB and pCREB) in these brain regions to see if the sugar drink altered these protein levels similarly in male and female rats. FosB/deltaFosB was increased in the amygdala of males who were given the sugar drink compared to those drinking only water. Female rats also showed this increase in amygdala FosB/deltaFosB after the sugar drink, but only when they were in the proestrus/estrus stage of their cycle. In contrast, amygdala pCREB was increased by the sugar drink in males but not females. Instead amygdala pCREB varied across the estrous cycle in female rats and was unaffected by sugar drink. These different patterns show that comfort eating has some similar effects in male and female brains, but also has unique effects in the female brain that vary across the hormonal cycle. Pursuing these findings could lead to different strategies that could be useful for women and men who habitually eat to manage stress. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook LinkedIn Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that the brain networks that mediate stress relief after eating highly palatable foods may vary between males and females, and may also depend on the stage of the estrous cycle. The study performed by Ann Egan, a doctoral candidate in the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Graduate Program in the laboratory of Dr. Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, PhD, used a rodent model of ‘comfort food’ to investigate the neurocircuitry behind this phenomenon. The research is to be presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for all aspects of eating and drinking behavior.“We know that both men and women eat tasty foods as a strategy to reduce stress, and in fact there is some evidence that suggests that women may be more prone to this ‘comfort food’ style of eating,” explained Egan. “This study is important because it suggests that males and females may be using slightly different brain regions, and the stress relief in females may also be affected by the stage of the estrous cycle. This can help us understand how eating behaviors can affect men and women differently, and how eating behaviors are affected by fluctuating hormone levels.”The researchers used a rodent model that is based on human snacking patterns. Female rats were given twice-daily access to a small amount of a sweet sugar drink for 14 days, while other female rats were only given water as a control. Then rats were subjected to a stress test, and their stress hormone response was measured. Similar to previous studies done in male rats, female rats that had been given the sugar solution had a lower stress hormone response to the stress challenge. However, in the female rats the reduced stress response only occurred if the rats were in the proestrus/estrus stage of their estrous cycle, when levels of estrogen are high.center_img Email Pinterest Sharelast_img read more

Search is on for Majestyk Leeds operators

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The quiet revolution

first_imgIt has long been held that politicians in France love their Grands Projets, whereas we Brits just don’t get it. Until now. Five years ago we of the infrastructure community were battling just to get noticed. Then not only were we noticed but the political establishment embraced the idea that infrastructure mattered. And we were happy. But last year I woke up one day to find that the chancellor in particular had gone very French and had announced a new mega-project that no-one had ever thought of before, namely HS3. Then just before Christmas the government was announcing tunnels under Stonehenge and the greatest road building programme since the Romans (or the 1960s, I forget; anyway they wanted us to know it was a lot of new tarmac).This is great, if surprising, and I worry that the enthusiasm may not endure beyond the general election. But I would argue that there is a bigger story in the sector than our sudden love affair with building stuff. It is driven not by politicians but by technology. It doesn’t grab the headlines. It is a quiet revolution. It is the revolution in asset management.It is our existing infrastructure that we use every day; the roads and railways we use to get around, the power and water that supports our lives and the hospitals and schools that underpin our society. Generally our existing infrastructure is robust, well-managed and resilient, but overall the UK is ranked sixth for the quality of our infrastructure among the G7, and when something goes wrong, that is when the headlines appear. It is the curse of the asset manager that people only notice what you do when it all goes pear-shaped.Unfortunately the risk of pear-shaped events is increasing. Growing population, ageing assets, environmental factors and consumer expectations are conspiring to apply pressure to our existing assets like never before. Building new infrastructure only addresses part of the resilience challenge; we also need to manage our asset base more effectively. And there is plenty of evidence that we are starting to do so, as a result of three factors:It is the curse of the asset manager that people only notice what you do when it all goes pear-shapedFirst, a growing recognition that effective asset management is not a programme led by the engineering or maintenance teams, but a programme that should be led from the boardroom. In fact, a number of organisations recognise that their value is derived almost entirely by the assets they own and the relative priority of these activities now sits alongside the shiny new investment programme. A recent survey on behalf of the Institute of Asset Management suggested that 75% of asset management professionals thought that building a co-ordinated asset management strategy at a corporate level was one of their highest priorities.Second, as of last year we now have an internationally recognised standard for competence in asset management, ISO 55000, which superseded the previous PAS 55. The new standard encourages businesses to strive for consistency between asset management information and financial reporting information. That may not sound radical but few businesses today could achieve it. The standard is being taken up across the globe with organisations recognising that it provides a template to align their business operations to their overall commercial strategy.Finally, and perhaps most importantly, technology is making the asset management revolution possible. BIM holds out the promise of asset information for life. Mapping technology means increasingly we know where our assets are, both for a particular network and relative to other networks. Embedded technology in assets means a constant stream of data on asset health. Data analytics creates the capacity to take all of that data, model future scenarios, and for decisions on interventions to be based not just on judgment but on an understanding of long-run financial outcomes. For asset-intensive businesses it is the route to maximising long-term profitability. For the public sector it is the key to unlocking best value. It should mean greater transparency and accountability for both shareholders and taxpayers.And it is happening today. The interesting story on roads is not the road building programme, but the creation of Highways England as an entity empowered to manage its assets on the basis of whole-life value and cost. HS2 is striving to understand how it might procure the new railway on a basis which minimises whole-life cost. Tier One contractors are increasingly being given the chance to take on assets over their whole life – currently difficult to price, but with the promise of a much better margin than the paltry average 1% from construction if you can harness the data to take an informed view.I am happy for our politicians to continue to focus on mega projects. We need to invest in our country and they should be the standard-bearers for that. But the quiet asset management revolution will transform the UK at least as much.Richard Threlfall is head of infrastructure, building and construction at KPMGlast_img read more

A spanner in the works

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