Friday night’s highly anticipated debut performance of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the capital city of Albany, New York was nothing short of jaw-dropping. While many Upstate deadheads have taken the 3-hour journey southbound to see the boys in their Brooklyn Bowl home turf, most the crowd in the sold-out Palace Theatre were experiencing the glory for their first time.An appropriately placed “Feel Like A Stranger” assured the room that it would be a long, long, crazy, crazy night. The five strangers on stage introduced themselves to the Palace in an all-too-authentic JRAD way by mixing the distinct sound of the Grateful Dead with the high-energy improvisations that fans have come to love in their almost 150 shows. Seamlessly transitioning into “Help On The Way” was the first of many awe-inspiring and unique transitions in the night. Marco Benevento hopped back and forth from organ to grand piano and provided a gorgeous yet rambunctious solo while transitioning into the classic “Slipknot” section of the one-two Blues for Allah punch.After the calming and celestial board work from Benevento, drummer Joe Russo slammed his foot on the gas for a peel-out transition into “The Wheel.” Guitarist Tom Hamilton sonically connected with Russo to appease the Upstate Phish fanbase with a kid-tested, mother approved “Bathtub Gin” tease. Bassist Dave Dreiwitz came knocking at the door, Lesh-like with bass-bombs that rattled the upper deck of the theatre during the spacier part of the jam. Local Grateful Dead tour veterans thought back to a time almost exactly 25 years ago when Jerry Garcia sang the tune down the street at the Knickerbocker Arena which is featured on the fan-favorite live album, Dozin’ at the Knick.Hamilton tipped his hat to Jerry during an extra special solo in “Uncle John’s Band”, yet another highlight of the first quarter of the show. The version contained elements of a 90’s hip-hop backbeat and for good measure, the quintet threw in a “Poison” sample by Bell Biv DeVoe. Guitarist Scott Metzger shined during the bouncy flow into “Truckin’”, which the band took on an extended test-drive before peppering in another Phish tease with “Chalkdust Torture”. Although the band was technically truckin’ back from Buffalo as they played Syracuse’s Landmark Theatre the night before, the lyrics of the Grateful Dead greatest-hit always induce serious excitement from any New York crowd.A silky “Music Never Stopped” reprise had some members of the capacity audience howling for “The Other One” only to be pleasantly faked out. The 5-piece continued to pull rabbits of the hat with a surprising jam that contained elements of a high energy “Born-Cross Eyed” that could have dropped into “The Other One” (or “Crosseyed and Painless” at this point) but instead took fans into set break.Set two kicked off with a mellow and slow-building “Reuben & Cherise”, which brought forth a flood of teases including yet another Phish nod in “Divided Sky” where Tommy Hamilton channeled Trey Anastasio again. With a Tweezer-esque energy, the band blasted off into the highlight of the second set “Viola Lee Blues”. The rollercoaster jam drifted into an out-of-left-field takeover by Benevento and brought some of us back to the days where there was only The Duo. A funky guitar exchange by Hamilton and Metzger was later combated with a Dreiwitz / Russo collaboration that let everyone in on the fun. The colossal reprise featured elements of “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” and “Lady Madonna” by Hamilton and Benevento which may have been foreshadowed during the all-Beatles set break mix. When the jam finally fizzled out, the crowd once again found themselves falling into a deep “Foam” tease, capping off the unprecedented four-song tease-pack celebrating the quartet from Vermont.Watch the second-set opener below, courtesy of nugs.tv.As if the show wasn’t hot enough, a “Jack Straw” for the ages reminded JRAD rookies the importance of first impressions, and they surely delivered. Instead of singing the final lyrics “we can share the women we can share the wine”, Hamilton and the crew instead instrumentally faded away into “So Many Roads”. To keep the theme of “roads” present, Joe Russo led his crew into a rowdy “Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” that had even the old timers out of their seats. After an instrumental “We Bid You Goodnight,” Russo tossed one of his drumsticks into the grateful crowd hopeful that they would see him and the band for one more song.“Magnificent Sanctuary Band” may have been recorded by Jerry Garcia, but it never made it to the stage for a live performance. Benevento’s mastery on the grand piano only added to the soulful voice of Hamilton during the well-placed song to leave behind in Albany. In the Donny Hathaway version of the encore tune, there is an introduction spoken by Hathaway that couldn’t be more appropriate for summing up JRAD’s first show at the Palace Theatre: “Well try to imagine with me if you will, that you were the first to see the band coming down the way, growing bigger and bigger, and your heart pounding harder and harder.”You can listen to the full show audio below, courtesy of Brian Goldstein:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays their final show of the short and sweet run at The State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Saturday night.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 3/16/18Set One (8:43PM – 10:01PM): Feel Like A Stranger > Help On The Way -> Slipknot! @ -> The Wheel # -> Uncle John’s Band $ -> Truckin’ % -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> Born Cross-eyed JamSet Two (10:40PM – 12:14AM) Jam -> Ruben & Cerise ^ -> Viola Lee Blues -> 9 to 5 Jam -> Viola Lee Blues Reprise + -> Jam & -> Jack Straw * -> So Many Roads -> Going Down The Road Feeling Bad -> We Bid You Goodnight (Instrumental)E: Magnificent Sanctuary [email protected] – With an MB Solo# – With “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Teases & Jams$ – With a “Poison” (Bell Biv DeVoe) Tease (JR) & a “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (Ozzy Osbourne) Tease (TH)% – With a “Chalkdust Torture” (Phish) Tease (TH)^ – With a “Divided Sky” (Phish) Tease (TH), a “Let My Love Open the Door” (Pete Townshend) Tease (TH) and a “Paradise City” (Guns N Roses) Tease (Band)+ – With a Unknown Tease (SM) & a “Cavern” (Phish) Tease (JR)& – With “Foam” (Phish) Teases & Jams* – With a “Llama” (Phish) Tease (JR), Ruben & Cerise Teases & GDTRFB Teases (TH)
Volume XXXIINumber 1Page 23 By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaIf you’re looking for a large, fast-growing, evergreen plant to define property lines, screen undesirable views or serve as a windbreak, look no further than Green Giant arborvitae (Thuja (standishii x plicata) ‘Green Giant’). This 2007 Georgia Gold Medal winner is fast becoming one of the most popular plants in the nursery and landscape industries.Its popularity is partly because it’s an excellent alternative to Leyland cypress, which has serious disease problems in the Southeast. It’s being widely used to replace Leyland cypress hedges and screens across the Southeast.Green Giant arborvitae is a fast-growing evergreen tree. Its rich green summer foliage darkens only a little during the winter. Mature trees have persistent, oblong cones a half-inch long that emerge green and turn brown.Hardy throughout Georgia and the Southeast, Green Giant tolerates almost any soil condition and withstands adverse weather such as ice storms and wind. It has shown excellent pest resistance, too. Almost nothing bothers it. Even the deer don’t browse it.Think bigAs the name implies, Green Giant is a large plant, growing 50 to 60 feet tall and 20 to 30 feet wide. It’s better suited for parks and large yards than for small lots with one-story homes. Once it’s established, it can grow more than 3 feet per year in good growing conditions. That’s another reason for its popularity.If your landscape is too small for a mass planting of this large-growing plant, consider planting just one in the front of the home as a living Christmas tree. It develops a nice pyramidal shape naturally and requires little pruning. The soft-textured, dense foliage makes it easy to hang Christmas lights, too.It was introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1967. By the end of the century, it had captured lots of attention with its blemish-free foliage and exclamation-point form.The original plant came from Denmark as a hybrid cross between Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) and Japanese arborvitae (Thuja standishii).Green Giant is a public-domain tree, so anyone can propagate it, which is easily done with cuttings. That’s another reason so many nurseries are beginning to offer it.For best results, plant Green Giant arborvitae in full sun and a wide range of well-drained soils. It doesn’t like wet, poorly drained soils.Space the trees 15 feet apart in the row for best screening and wind resistance. Fertilize them in late winter and midsummer with granular fertilizer such as 16-4-8.(Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Ørsted for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm, under which MRE will provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in case of need during the turbine installation and commissioning.The works, starting in January 2019, will see MRE utilising their multi-purpose vessel Manor Venture.Highlighting the contracting of a local company, Ørsted pointed out that the vessel had been manufactured in Portland, UK and that the generators would be provided by UK company, JCB.MRE Director Toby Mead said: “We’re delighted to once again be working with the global leader in offshore wind, on what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. What’s more – we know that Ørsted place significant importance to ensuring UK content for their UK offshore wind farms, so we’re especially pleased to continue to hire from the local area and be able to offer a UK vessel, with UK generators.”The 1,218MW Hornsea Project One, set to become the largest offshore wind farm in the world once operational in 2020, is being built 120km off the Yorkshire Coast.The offshore construction is underway with 104 out of 174 turbine monopile foundations and 66 out of 174 inter-array cables already installed, according to information from 1 November.
LifeSite News 13 June 2018Family First Comment: As predicted, with Canada leading the way. This will set a precedent for NZ…“REAL Women’s vice president warned the decision legitimizes polyamorous relationships and paves the way for legislation to accommodate the parental recognition demands of polyamorous groupings.”www.ProtectMarriage.nzA Newfoundland judge has declared a polyamorous trio of one woman and two men all legal parents of the child the woman gave birth to last year. The decision appears to be the first of its kind in Canada.In ruling on the case of Re CC, Justice Robert Fowler of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court Family Division observed the child was born in 2017 as the result of a polyamorous relationship between two men and one woman he described as “stable and ongoing” since June 2015.“None of the partners in this relationship is married and, while the identity of the mother is clear, the biological father of the child is unknown,” wrote Fowler. The judge did not seem aware of the existence of paternity tests.The three adults went to court after the Newfoundland Ministry of Service refused to list them all as parents because the province’s Vital Statistics Act allows for the names of only two parents on a child’s birth certificate.Fowler ruled having three parents was in the child’s best interests.“To deny this child the dual paternal parentage would not be in his best interests. It must be remembered that this is about the best interests of the child and not the best interest of the parents,” he wrote.The child “has been born into what is believed to be a stable and loving family relationship which, although outside the traditional family model, provides a safe and nurturing environment,” Fowler opined.“I can find nothing to disparage that relationship from the best interests of the child’s point of view.”REAL Women vice president Gwen Landolt blasted the ruling as “truly shocking.”READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-judge-rules-child-born-to-polyamorous-trio-has-three-parents
DES MOINES — One of the groups that pushed to limit the use of seclusion rooms in Iowa schools says it supports a revision of the rules that will go before the State Board of Education.The proposed new rules say students can be removed from class and isolated in a seclusion room only to prevent bodily injury to themselves or others. It cannot be done as punishment. ACLU of Iowa policy director Daniel Zeno spoke at a public hearing and the rules, and says while they wanted stronger restrictions, the proposal takes some steps forward.“Adding the language that seclusion and physical restraint should never be used for discipline or punishment is really important. Twenty-nine other states have already done that and so making that clear is really important and a good step in the rules,” Zeno says.Nathan Kirstein, an attorney with Disability Rights Iowa, also spoke at the public hearing and says he supports the changes. But, he says, some states have gone as far as banning seclusion rooms after determining they can be counterproductive.”Hopefully Iowa will one day recognize this as well and make that next step. Until then, we support this step,” Kirstein says.The proposed rule changes also require seclusion rooms to be at least 54 square feet in size, and makes an adjustment in when parents have to be notified that students were put in the room. It also requires school districts to report seclusion and restraint data to the Department of Education.The State Board of Education voted down its initial draft of new rules after getting input on them. The vote allowed them to come back with revised rules again after more input without starting the process from the beginning. The Board will vote on the changes after reviewing the information gathered from the public hearing and input from districts.
Florida Department of Health officials are reporting 2 ‘presumptive positive’ cases of COVID-19 infection in the Tampa Bay area Sunday night.The news comes on the heels of the second COVID-19 death in the U.S. after another Washington state succumbed to the virus.The results of the Florida tests, originating from patients in Hillsborough and Manatee counties, will be sent to the federal Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta for confirmation.Gov. Ron DeSantis will travel to the Tampa area and Miami on Monday to discuss the ongoing statewide response to the Coronavirus with state and local officials. The Florida Deptartment of Health contends that they are well prepared to handle the COVID-19 outbreak and that the two Florida patients have “been isolated and are being appropriately cared for.” 15 other individuals were suspected of having the virus in Florida but all have tested negative.Stay with 850 WFTL for the latest.
Over 30 eager and enthusiastic pupils from all corners of Donegal are looking forward to summers of caint, ceol agus craic thanks to Gaeltacht scholarships from Donegal County Council.The young people were presented with their full summer scholarships at a special ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday evening last.The Scholarships were presented by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Séamus Ó Domhnaill. This event formed part of the Pan-Celtic festivities which is running in Letterkenny from 23 April to 28 April 2019. Present at the awards ceremony too were the Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely together with other staff members. In attendance as a special guest, was the President of the Pan-Celtic Fesitival, Bláthnaid Ó Brádaigh who shared her love for and experience of the Irish language with those present.Donegal County Council is very grateful to the Gaeltacht Colleges of Donegal that support the Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme in a partnership involving joint funding between the Council and the Colleges.The total value of the Scholarships each year can come an estimated €25,000 depending on the duration of the courses selected by the successful applicants. The Scholarship Scheme has been in place for over twenty years now, with more than 600 pupils throughout the county having received full scholarships down through the years.The Summer Colleges play a huge role in the economic life of the Gaeltacht, bringing jobs, income, retail customers, and greater use of services. In return, the pupils get steeped in the rich native language of the Gaeltacht, and get a flavour of community and home life in the Gaeltacht. In addition to the courses and classes, many of the colleges offer a wide range of social events, activities, sports etc. Most of the courses take place throughout the months of June, July and early August and feedback to the Council continues to be extremely positive.Enthusiastic young pupils from all corners of Donegal who received full Gaeltacht Summer Scholarships from the Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme pictured with (seated)Sean O’Damhain, Rannóg na Gaeilge, Paddy Doherty, Donegal County Council, Cathaoirleach Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill, Bláthnaid Ó Brádaigh, President of the Pan Celtic Festival, Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council, Liam Ward, Director of Service, Donegal County Council and Róise Ní Laifeartaigh, Rannóg na Gaeilge.Fáilte chun na Gaeltachta!Bronnadh scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta ar bhreis agus 30 dalta scoile as achan chearn de Dhún na nGall mar chuid de Scéim Scoláireachta Gaeltachta Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, a reáchtáiltear gach bliain. B’é Cathaoirleach Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, An Clr. Séamus Ó Domhnaill a rinne an bronnadh ag ócáid speisialta a bhí ar siúl in Óstán an Mount Errigal, Letir Ceanainn ar an24 Aibreán 2019. Bhí an ócáid seo lárnach i gclár imeachtaí na Féile Pan-Cheiltí 2019 – Féile ar siúl i Leitir Ceanainn ó 23 Aibreán go28 Aibreán 2019. I láthair fosta bhí Príomh-Fheidhmeannach na Comhairle, Seamus Neely, chomh maith le hoifigigh eile sa Chomhairle. Agus bhí aoi speisialta i láthair fosta– Uachtárán na Féile Pan-Cheiltí, Bláthnaid Ó Brádaigh agus labhair sí go fonnmhar leis an dream óg i láthair ar an oíche. Tá Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall iontach buíoch do na Coláistí Samhraidh i nDún na nGall a thugann tacaíocht don scéim gach bliain, mar chuid de chomhpháirtíocht chomh-mhaoinithe idir an Chomhairle agus na Coláistí sa chontae. Is fiú tuairim is €25,000 san iomlán na scoláireachtaí seo, ag brath ar fhad na gcúrsaí a roghnaíonn na hiarratasóirí óga. Tá an Scéim Scoláireachta i bhfeidhm le breis agus fiche bliain anois agus tá níos mó ná 600 dalta i ndiaidh scoláireacht a fháil síos fríd na blianta.Tá ról an-tábhachtach ag na Coláistí Samhraidh i saol eacnamaíochta an chontae, ó thaobh cruthú postanna, ioncaim, custaiméirí do shiopaí, agus úsáid níos mó as seirbhísí áitiúla. Agus faigheann na scoláirí iad féin blaiseadh de shaibhreas teanga agus cultúir na Gaeltachta, agus de shaol baile agus de shaol an phobail sa Ghaeltacht. Sa bhreis ar na cúrsaí agus na ranganna foghlamtha, bíonn neart imeachtaí sóisialta, gníomhaíochta agus spóirt ar siúl ag na coláistí uilig.Bíonn an chuid is mó de na cúrsaí ar siúl i mí Mheithimh, i mí Iúil agus tús mhí Lúnasa agus ba léir ón aiseolas atá faighte ag an Chomhairle go bhfuil na cúrsaí ag dul ó neart go neart.Donegal pupils are Gaeltacht-bound with summer scholarships was last modified: April 29th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme
Back in January when the Humboldt Eagles head coach Brad Morgan was planning ahead summer baseball, his expectations were not what his reality is right now. All summer, the American Legion Team has been playing short staffed with almost a different set of about 12 players showing up to every game.But despite the stare down with affliction this summer — players taking the summer off or missing games for previous plans — the Eagles seem to be doing just fine, sitting at 15-7 overall with the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We caught a big rain Friday and that is the only rain we got in a while. Here at home we got 2.8 inches and our farm at New Paris got five inches. That is a lot of rain, and the crops look amazing. We had some areas that had standing water, but it went down pretty quickly. That big of a rain that comes that quickly floods the creek and it goes out into our fields at New Paris. We had maybe eight acres under the water — and I mean under the water, it was two feet deep —and it is dry this morning. Usually if the water goes down that quickly it doesn’t hurt the crops. It usually gets flooded at least once a year up there.We finished sidedressing two weeks ago and the corn looks great. But there are some bad spots. Where we ran on the ends of the rows last fall it really shows this year. You can really tell where drove during harvest and where we had the seed tender at planting. It is hurting the corn the most. We didn’t have a real winter and there wasn’t enough freezing and thawing. It usually doesn’t show up that bad and this year there is a foot difference in corn height in the end rows where the grain cart ran.The wind has been sort of an issue the last few days. We don’t usually have disease, but we are keeping a close eye on some beans after beans and we are trying to get out and spray but we have been fighting the wind. We have about four or five good days of spraying left in the beans.We have weed issues right now. The horseweeds are terrible this year and I went through and sprayed 160 acres for Johnsongrass a couple of weeks ago. Now we are spraying the whole fields this round. The township doesn’t spray the side ditches up in New Paris so it can be a losing battle up there.We knew something was wrong with the pulling tractor, but it was our hometown pull this weekend with the Preble County Smokeout and I pulled there and we are done. The head gasket finally gave out completely. I had a pull yesterday and I couldn’t go. I’ll take me about six hours to fix it, or eight hours if someone helps me because I’ll be distracted.