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Duane Allman Shines On New Allman Brothers’ Archival Release [Listen]

first_imgThe Allman Brothers Band just recently opened up their archives and pulled out a gem, as the band released Live From A&R Studios, a live radio concert held at A&R Studios in New York, NY on August 26, 1971. The performance featured a number of tributes to King Curtis, who had recently passed away after being murdered, and brothers Duane and Gregg Allman are in top form.Fortunately, the album is available to be streamed in full via Spotify. Tune in to the nine-track album below, which includes a number of classic cuts like “Statesboro Blues,” “One Way Out,” “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” and more.You can stream it below, or head to Spotify.last_img read more

‘Binge-watching’ TV not good for the waistline

first_imgSitting glued to the TV for hours at a time – or “binge-watching” – appears to encourage overeating and obesity, according to Lilian Cheung, lecturer and director of health promotion and communication for the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and author of “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life.”“There’s convincing evidence in adults that the more television they watch, the more likely they are to gain weight or become overweight or obese,” Cheung said in a December 31, 2015 NPR’s The Salt article. What’s more, she said, TV viewing can promote poor eating choices due to frequent exposure to advertisements for unhealthy food and beverages.To better control of food intake, she suggested practicing mindful eating. “When eating, only eat. Turn off the television [and] computer, and put the cellphone away to refrain from checking messages. By removing these distractions, you can bring your full attention to the food in front of you, going beyond just taste and engaging all senses — including sight, smell, texture and the sound your food makes.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Census of Agriculture

first_imgThis year, for the first time, the census is conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’sNational Agricultural Statistics Service. Before, the Census Bureau had conducted theagricultural census. U.S. farmers and ranchers have until Feb. 2 to report their 1997 operations to be counted inthe 25th Census of Agriculture. The census offers a complete accounting of U.S. farmproduction. To make it easier to report, this year’s census forms ask questions about basic subjects.Among them are land use and ownership, crop acreage and quantities harvested, livestock andpoultry inventories, value of crops and livestock sold and farm operation characteristics. The census also provides a national history of agriculture. It was taken every 10 years from1840 to 1920 and every five years from 1925 until 1974. The law was then changed to gatherdata on years ending in two and seven, beginning with the 1982 census. “The dynamic nature of agriculture makes the census important,” said University of Georgiaexpert Horace Hudson. He heads Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education andCommunication in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Federal law requires farmers to answer the census. The same law also protects the privacy oftheir reports. They may be seen only by sworn USDA employees and used only for statisticalpurposes. Copies submitted by farmers are immune from legal processes. Farmers and ranchers who need help completing the census form may call their countyExtension Service office. Or they can call the NASS office at (888) 424-7828. Furtherinformation is also on-line at www.usda.gov/nass/. * Farm organizations use census data to evaluate and propose programs and policies that canhelp farmers. * Rural electric companies use it to forecast future energy needs for farms and farmcommunities. The data provided by the census has many uses: “I don’t think people realize how much a part of their communities agriculture is,” said SueBoatright. The data collection coordinator for the CAES department of agricultural and appliedeconomics, she is also a coauthor of the annual Georgia County Guide. * Colleges and universities use it in research programs to develop new and improved ways toincrease production. * Elected representatives use the data to develop programs to protect and promote U.S.agriculture. “Constant, significant changes happen every four or five years in agriculture. And we need tohave a record of those changes,” Hudson said. “We also have several commodities in Georgia,like kenaf, that are in their infancy, and we need to chart their growth.” The census, the only source of uniform, comprehensive farm data for every U.S. county, is atool to help determine acres planted and harvested by crop. It gives valuable information tofarm organizations and business planners. Policy makers also use the information in proposingnational farm policy. “Most important for farmers, it’s not just a help. It’s the law,” Hudson said. * Agribusinesses use the data to develop market strategies and to learn the most effectiveplaces of service to farmers. About 25 percent of the farms will be asked other questions on production expenses,machinery inventories, market value of land and buildings and income from farm-relatedsources. “The census gives information about the counties that isn’t available anywhere else,” she said.”It tells just how much of the economy is dependent on agriculture and agribusiness.” last_img read more

Delegation urges president’s prompt approval of disaster declaration for Vermont

first_imgVermont’s delegation in Congress ‘ Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) ‘ Thursday asked President Obama to act ‘with all due speed’ on Vermont’s request for a disaster declaration, which would open the doors to a variety of federal programs to help Vermonters cope with recovery efforts in the aftermath of major flooding in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene.Thy sent their letter on the heels of Governor Peter Shumlin’s (D) formal request to the President on  Thursday, in which he asked for the declaration.In their letter, the Vermont lawmakers told the President, ‘Winter is fast approaching and we must move without delay to secure our homes and restore our infrastructure.  With just weeks to accomplish so much, we need the full and immediate support of FEMA and other federal agencies.‘Given the breadth and depth of Irene’s destruction and the seasonal imperatives of our mountainous state and region, we strongly urge a declaration that is comprehensive and that comes with all due speed.’The text of the letter follows:Dear Mr. President:Vermont bore the full brunt of Tropical Storm Irene as it dumped more than six inches of rain across the state in just a few hours.  The narrow valleys of the Green Mountains, where towns, roads and rivers are historically intertwined, were particularly hard hit. You have seen reports of town after town cut off from overland access.  Homes, businesses, water systems and miles of roads have been swept away.  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate flew over the area and witnessed firsthand the profound devastation across Vermont.Our state has withstood an unprecedented wave of flooding this year with two spring events declared as Major Disasters.  Vermonters have shouldered these great burdens and are meeting this new crisis with the same courage, cooperation and resilience.  Our small state is stretched to the limit and needs both immediate and ongoing assistance in recovering from these enormous setbacks.Winter is fast approaching and we must move without delay to secure our homes and restore our infrastructure.  With just weeks to accomplish so much, we need the full and immediate support of FEMA and other federal agencies.We ask that you approve Governor Shumlin’s request by declaring a Major Disaster, including both Individual Assistance and Public Assistance for each of the counties requested.  Given the breadth and depth of Irene’s destruction and the seasonal imperatives of our mountainous state and region, we strongly urge a declaration that is comprehensive and that comes with all due speed.last_img read more

Aimselect Takes Over RS Wind

first_imgAimselect, the UK-based recruitment, talent and search consultancy, has acquired the blue collar wind recruitment specialist company RS Wind. According to Aimselect, the transaction took place as part of its growth and development plan, put in place earlier this year, with RS Wind bringing the company key clients and an established pipeline into the US market.Nico Young, Director of RS Wind, will join the management team of Aimselect take up the position of Head of Installation and O&M within the company. “We are extremely excited to join Aimselect and look forward to assisting with their constant growth on and offshore globally,” Young said.Aimselect’s CEO Dean Bradshaw said: “The rate of growth we are experiencing is phenomenal. We position ourselves as partners rather than an agency and go beyond just supplying manpower. I think this is key to our growth.”On Nico Young joining the Aimselect team, Bradshaw said: “Nico brings a wealth of experience with him and I am delighted to have him as part of the team. RS Wind have established itself as a leader in the blue collar sector and in particular all areas involving blade work which was an appealing bolt-on to add to our already developing areas.”In 2016, Aimselect was awarded a framework agreement by Siemens Wind Power to provide EHS Advisors, Quality Inspectors and QHSE Site Inspectors for all of Siemens’ wind projects. The contract, to be revised every two years, covers the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland.last_img read more

NYK Boss: Merger of Japanese Liner Businesses a Turning Point

first_imgThe merger of liner businesses of Japan’s big three shipping companies, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), will have a far-reaching impact on NYK’s business, according to the company’s president Tadaaki Naito.“This liner integration will have far-reaching impacts, and I believe it is a major turning point for the group,” Naito noted while speaking on the occasion of the company’s 132nd anniversary.The new joint-venture company, announced in October last year, is planned to start operations in April of next year.As explained by Naito, the decision to integrate the liner business was made in order to achieve competitive strength by “securing critical mass in terms of operational scale and ensure the business survives.” “The new joint-venture company will utilize the best practices of the three companies and everything will be created from scratch, and this will require significant effort. For us, getting the new company off to a smooth start will initially be the most important issue. Following this, it is my expectation that the business will be able to achieve stable profits,” he added.Currently, NYK’s liner business accounts for almost 30% of sales, 19% of all employees, and 13% of operational ships group-wide.Through the integration, this huge division will be shifted outside the company as an affiliated company accounted for by the equity method, Naito said.As disclosed, once the integration is complete, it will be necessary for the remaining divisions to take over the functions that are currently performed by the liner business division, including fostering international personnel.Naito further stressed that the company would “aggressively work to increase sales.”“In response to this, we have reviewed the governance of the group companies operating around the world and have decided to shift to a new organizational framework from April 1 of next year. In addition, while the new joint-venture company will adopt the best practices from each line with the aim of increasing its competitive ability and overtaking the competition, the businesses that are peripheral to and affiliated with the liner business — such as domestic terminals and harbor transport within Japan, tugboat services, inland transportation, and ship management — need to further refine their capabilities and achieve even higher competitive strength in order to survive in the new era,” he noted.“In this way, through the liner business integration, the entire group will face a major turning point.”Moreover, due to the ongoing changes in the business environment, the company president said that as of next year, NYK will revise the group management structure from the ground up and shift to a structure that enables “the effective use of management assets throughout the group. “last_img read more

DCC, GCC beat TSC, MSC yesterday

first_imgHOSTS Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) completed contrasting wins in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)-sponsored New Building Society (NBS) second division 40 overs cricket tournament yesterday.At DCC, the home team recorded a 21-run win over Transport Sports Club while GCC had the better over Malteenoes Sports Club by 15 runs. For DCC, number ten batsman Carlton Jacques Jr and West Indies Under-19 left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd, were the main contributors.Winning the toss and deciding to bat first, DCC top and middle-order batsmen failed, with only Shamar Yearwood (17), and Jahron Byron (19), getting to double figures. However, Jacques Jr. then played an innings of great enterprise but also of great substance to lift his side to 178 all out at the end of the 39th over.Jacques Jr, batting at No. 10, eventually went for 89 with six sixes and three fours, but he and Dexter George (21), had, by then, demoralised the visiting team’s bowling attack, and lifted the momentum of the innings somewhat.For the visitors, left-arm spinner Joel Spooner (4-21) was the chief destroyer. He received support from Kevin Ross (2-35), Akeem Redman (2-28) and Morris Baptiste (1-13).The run chase always seemed a huge task, and in the end it proved to be so, with TSC being bowled out for 157 with more than six overs left.They lost openers Adrian Hinds (5), and Redman without scoring very early in the run chase to Qumar Torrington and Nkosi Beaton respectively, but Sunil Singh and Jamal Wilson engineered a superb recovery, which took the game away from the hosts.The duo added 88 runs for the third wicket with Singh the main donor to the scoreboard, hitting 69 with nine fours and a six before he went to Nedd, at 93-3.  Ashmead NeddAt that point, Wilson was joined by Alvin Mohabir, and the pair took the total to 144. Wilson was trapped leg-before to Nedd for 40 (4×4, 2×6). Thereafter, the innings folded, with TSC losing their last six wickets for just 13 runs.Nedd eventually finished with figures of 4-27, while leg-spinner Steven Sankar had two wickets.At the Malteenoes Sports Club ground, the home team won the toss and decided to bowl first after the game was reduced to 27 overs-a-side due to an early morning shower.However, wayward bowling and some poor fielding saw the visiting side pose 184-8. GCC slipped to 54-3, at one point of the innings before Timothy McAlmont, who top-scored with 74 and Bernard Baily (21), joined forces.The pair then took the total to 116, a fourth-wicket stand which was dominated by the right-hander McAlmont, who struck seven fours and four sixes.Stephon Wilson contributed an attractive 30 towards the backend of the innings, with a four and three sixes. Nichosie Barker (2-31) and Akeem Critchlow (2-25) were the best bowlers for the hosts.The run chase was reduced to 30-3, but Jerimiah Scott then single-handedly took the game away from the visiting side with a 65-ball 97, which included ten sixes and three fours.At that point of the game, victory was well in sight for the hosts. However, Scott’s dismissal at 151 saw the innings fold for 169 all out in 26.5 overs.Shaquille Mosley (21), and Marcus Watkins (12), were the only two other batsmen to reach double digit. It was a complete bowling effort from the eventual winners with Duncan Clarke, Deonarine Seegobin and McAlmont, all claiming two wickets apiece while there was a wicket for Wilson and Krsan Singh.The tournament continues today.last_img read more

Organisers Plan Big for Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup Final Stage

first_imgThe organisers, Hideaplux Limited have been told to create a perfect enabling environment for the remaining eight teams in the competition.CEO of Hideaplus Ltd, Tony Pemu, said the directive came from sport-loving governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, who has promised to be at the final billed for March 2.Pemu said: “The commissioner (Ebie) brought the message of Governor Okowa to us at a meeting and we have increased the tempo to ensure the final eight teams enjoy the best of everything.“The sponsors, Zenith Bank will also be involved more since we are already in the final stages. It will be a carnival of sort from this stage to the final.”According to the fixtures, Marvel Secondary School will clash with Iwere College, Koko on February 20 at the Sapele Stadium.On February 21, Obule Integrated schools and St. Paul’s College Ozoro will compete for honours at the Ughelli Stadium while on February 22, Comprehensive Secondary school and Boys Secondary school will lock horns at Agbor Stadium.The final quarterfinal match will be decided on February 23 between Otokutu Secondary school and Ogume Grammar School at the Oleh Stadium.The semifinals will take place on February 26 and 27 at venues yet to be determined while the Third Place match is billed for February 28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The government of Delta State is planning big towards creating a ‘super interesting atmosphere’ in the final stages of the Principal’s Cup football competition for all secondary schools in the state.The developmental youth football competition is sponsored by Zenith Bank in conjunction with the government of Delta State.Commissioner for Basic Secondary School, Chiedu Ebie, who is playing the overall supervisory role for the annual competition, has charged the organisers to make this edition better than the first one.last_img read more

Shafer: Hunt out for season, Estime, Broyld will not play against Pittsburgh

first_img Published on November 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt is out for the season and and Brisly Estime and Ashton Broyld will not play against Pittsburgh on Saturday, SU head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly Thursday morning press conference.The Orange (3-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a bye week, allowing some offensive linemen to heal, Shafer said. But three of its top skill position players going into the season will not be available when SU faces the Panthers (4-6, 2-4) at Heinz Field at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.Hunt, who was Syracuse’s starting quarterback at the beginning of the season, hasn’t played since fracturing his fibula in a 28-6 loss against Lousiville on Oct. 4. Broyld appeared to injure his lower right leg against Maryland on Sept. 20. Estime injured his ankle against Notre Dame on Sept. 27. Both receivers played in SU’s 16-6 loss at Clemson on Oct. 25 but haven’t played since.Said Shafer: “From a relative point of view we’ll be better off than where we were two weeks ago, but we don’t necessarily have all those bullets in the chamber that we had hoped to this time of the season.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Irish players to tee off in Portugal Masters

first_imgMichael Hoey, Paul Dunne, Damian McGrane, Padraig Harrington and Peter Lawrie are all involved.Europe’s Ryder cup captain Darren Clarke is part of the field.Padraig Harrington has played in 6 Ryder Cups, winning 4. He says consistency is the key for those hoping to be involved at Hazeltine next year.Meanwhile, the new PGA season gets underway in the Napa Valley later today. Rory McIlroy will play alongside Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker for the opening rounds of the Frys-dot-com Open.last_img read more