Big Gigantic has announced their plans to bring their Rowdytown 3D experience to New York City. The event will take place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brooklyn Mirage and feature supporting performances by Hippie Sabotage, shallou, Louis Futon, and ilo ilo.This will mark the first edition of the electronic duo’s long-running Rowdytown festival series to take place in New York. The 8th edition of Rowdytown at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO will take place on September 27th of this year.In a recent interview with Jennifer Hartswick, a veteran Big Gigantic Rowdytown collaborator, the vocalist/trumpeter issued a simple but stern endorsement of the 3D production: “The stuff that happens visually at that thing… I don’t know if you’ve experienced the 3D thing. Go experience the 3D thing. It will blow your mind.”GA and VIP pre-sale tickets for Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown New York are now available here using the code “rowdynyc”.You can check out the official teaser video for Big Gigantic’s Rowdytown New York event below:Big Gigantic Rowdytown New York Teaser VideoAside from their the Colorado and New York Rowdytown events, Big Gigantic has a number of summer festival appearances lined up including slots at Float Fest, The Werk Out Music Festival, Moonrise Festival, Breakaway Music Festival, and more. For a full list of Big Gigantic’s upcoming performances, head to their website here.
Guns will be allowed in our national parks starting Monday, February 22 (George Washington’s birthday). The controversial law, which was first introduced by the Bush administration, was slipped into a massive credit cards bill in 2009 and signed by Obama. The law allows citizens to carry concealed weapons as well as hunting rifles and shotguns in all our national parks. A few states are trying to pass bills that would block the law in their park units, but none of those states sit below the Mason Dixon.Hunting is still illegal in most national parks and the majority of park visitors won’t notice a difference after the law goes into effect on Monday. But I can’t help but think of the hunter that poached an elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few months ago. He was driving through the park, had a rifle, saw an elk, and obviously was not evolved enough to control himself. So he shot the elk. It was simply a matter of opportunity and means. Beginning February 22, more Elmer Fudds will find themselves in similar situations, faced with the opportunity to kill something, and now, the means to do it.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Discover just announced that it is eliminating all fees on its checking and savings accounts, as well as its CDs and money market accounts. Discover’s customers will no longer pay maintenance fees, overdraft charges, stop-payment fees, and more. Even checks are free.Discover will charge no deposit account fees whatsoeverDiscover is eliminating fees on all of its deposit accounts, including checking, savings, CDs, and money market accounts. This means there will be no maintenance fee associated with any of the accounts, nor will there be any charges for overdrafts, excessive withdrawals, or stop-payment requests.Just for a bit of context, the average checking account in the U.S. comes with a maintenance fee of about $13.50. And while there is usually some way to eliminate the monthly fee — such as by maintaining a certain minimum balance, directly depositing a certain amount of money, or using their debit card for a certain number of purchases — many people simply can’t make it happen month after month.While monthly fees are still very much alive among major banks, it’s become quite common for online-only banks to offer no maintenance fees on their online checking accounts. That said, the elimination of all deposit account fees is a rarity. For starters, the elimination of overdraft fees is welcome news. The average overdraft in the U.S. for branch-based checking accounts is well over $30 (Discover’s fee was previously $30), so this could be a money-saver for many people. continue reading »
WAFA coach John Killa says his young lads took their chance against a wasteful Kotoko on Wednesday.The Academy boys handed the defending league champions their 8th defeat of the season with a 1-0 scoreline courtesy a 51st minute strike from 17-year-old Majeed Ashmeiru.The Dutch trainer whose side now lie third on the First Capital Plus Premier League (FCPPL) log with 36 points admits his team was outplayed but expressed satisfaction at their ability to grind out results at the end.“If you are leading possession in the game and you do not utilize your chances and you squander them all, the game can turn against you the opposition team and that was something which happened in the game and we punished Kotoko, so we deserve it,” Killa said in a post-match interview.“We always play fantastic games and we always lose at the end but today we did well and we were hopeful to win and it happened.”WAFA travel to face Liberty Professionals next at the Carl Reindorf Park while struggling Kotoko lock horns with leaders AshantiGold in Kumasi on Sunday, July 26. CLICK TO READ: Matchday 23 game-by-game reviews–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
But what were the best moments? How about the worst performances?Well, here’s what we think they were. Related News Best, worst moments from the 2019 MLB All-Star GameBest: Carlos CarrascoIt’s been a heavy few weeks in the sports world. Tyler Skaggs died last week as did former Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Cleveland wasn’t immune from the tragedy, either, as Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco announced he had been diagnosed with Leukemia.The 32-year-old is undergoing treatment for his condition, but he was reportedly considering waiting until after the year to start treatment because he felt he “owed it” to the team to do so. The team, though, convinced him otherwise. It was a tough blow to the Indians organization, but everyone in Cleveland stands behind him as he recovers.At the All-Star Game in Cleveland on Tuesday, all of the Indians fans and players stood with the pitcher affectionately known as “Cookie” during the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” portion of the evening. Carrasco stood in foul territory with his All-Star teammates as they all had his name emblazoned on their cards. Even his former teammate Michael Brantley, who now plays with the Astros, had “Cookie” written on his.It was a powerful moment and it stole the night.Together, we stand #CookieStrong. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1wmFn6KEYK— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 10, 2019Best: Astros accomplish rare featThe American League featured four starters from Houston with Alex Bregman at third, Brantley in left, George Springer in right and Justin Verlander on the mound. Verlander got the night off to a great start with a perfect first inning, but it was the position players who stole the show.Springer singled to lead off the game then Bregman got a base hit, as well, in the second inning. He was then driven in by Brantley to score the game’s first run. Astros players actually had the first three hits of the game for the AL.According to Stats by Stats, that is the first time in All-Star Game history that has happened.The American League’s first 3 hits tonight all came from @astros (George Springer, Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley).It’s the first time in All-Star Game history that one MLB team accounted for the first 3 hits by a league’s All-Star team.#STATSInsights— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 10, 2019Best: Luis Castillo’s changeupThis one is simply for your viewing pleasure. Unless you’re a Reds fan, or maybe one of a National League Central team, you probably don’t know much about Cincinnati righty Luis Castillo. You might know his name and that he has been good this year, but you probably don’t know his changeup. We’ll just let you watch this one. This thing is flat-out nasty and deserves the spotlight, even if for just a moment.Luis Castillo has SEVEN games where’s he’s recorded at least six strikeouts with his changeup.No other pitcher has more than one….#AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/Z0pTpFwGag— Matt H. (@MattHanifan_) July 10, 2019Worst: Belli and YeliBrewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger are two of the brightest stars in the game and were primed to shine in the national spotlight in the All-Star game. But this weekend they didn’t do much to get fringe fans excited about them.First, Bellinger decided not to compete in the Home Run Derby and Yelich dropped out of it, depriving the event of two of the top home run hitters in the game. Then, when game time came, they combined to go 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. Bellinger’s second at-bat was especially disappointing as he let a changeup down the middle of the plate go for a strikeout looking. Was it a pretty good pitch? Sure, but it’s one Bellinger probably should have smoked. MLB All-Star 2019: NL vs. AL by the numbers MLB All-Star 2019: CC Sabathia receives invite, will be honored before game In what was yet another competitive Midsummer Classic the American League took down the National League 4-3 to win its seventh straight All-Star Game.These games are always competitive and this one was no exception, as every inning had a little bit of drama. Lucas Giolito’s changeup turned Cody into Jellinger. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/fI6B5VFVtZ— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) July 10, 2019Mike Trout has stepped up in the Midsummer Classic all throughout his career. Belli and Yeli didn’t do that this week.Worst: Dodgers All-StarsIt may seem like piling on, but consider this, the Dodgers gave up the first two runs of the game (Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler), their best hitter went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts (Bellinger), Max Muncy committed an error and their pitchers allowed a .357 batting average against (5 for 14) while posting an ERA of 6.00 (two runs in three innings).This wasn’t exactly a splendid display for MLB’s winningest team.
Don Shula, the NFL’s winningest coach and the architect of the only perfect season in league history, the 1972 Dolphins, has died, according to one of his children.He was 90.Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula has his say to an official during a 1972 game. Shula, who was named Associated Press Pro Coach of the Year for leading his club to a 14-0 regular season record and two playoff wins, was to lead his club against the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl game in Los Angeles Jan.14, 1972. (AP photo)The team says he died this morning at his home surrounded by family.Shula was the coach of the undefeated 1972 Dolphins and won two Super Bowls with the team.
It remains to be seen how long Javi Gracia’s third-placed side can remain among the upper echelon, but this win confirmed they are currently there on merit.They have won their first four league games for the first time since 1988 and remarkably sit level on points with leaders Liverpool and second-placed Chelsea heading into the international break.Having beaten Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace in their opening three games, this was Watford’s first test against a top six side.Tottenham arrived with an unbeaten record of their own to protect, having won 3-0 at Manchester United in their previous league game.But Watford rose to the challenge to secure a first league win against Tottenham since 1987 — underlining their status as the league’s surprise package.For Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, this was a concerning defeat.The result means his side have lost early ground to their main rivals and the way his side was overpowered during the final half hour was alarming.Had Harry Kane not sent a late headed chance over the bar, Pochettino would have considered a draw to be reasonable reward against obstinate opponents.Defeat, though, highlighted Tottenham’s lack of cutting edge, with Lucas Moura the only player to consistently threaten, while the manner in which they conceded was cause for concern.Pochettino made three changes to the side that won so convincingly at Old Trafford.– Laboured Spurs –Michel Vorm deputised for Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper and captain who was ruled out with a thigh problem, while defenders Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez came in for Danny Rose and Eric Dier.Initially, though, Spurs’ problems appeared to lie further up the pitch during a laboured first half — not that Watford displayed much attacking threat of their own in the first half.There was a much greater sense of urgency after the break — initially from Tottenham — with Moura and Christian Eriksen at the forefront of Tottenham’s improved efforts.Christian Kasabele’s poor clearing header allowed Moura the opportunity to collect the ball on the right hand side of the box and drill in a cross that deflected off the backtracking Doucoure and past keeper Ben Foster.At that point there seemed little chance that Watford’s dismal record against Spurs was about to change.Gracia’s side, though, have already demonstrated commendable resilience this season and the way they responded confirmed their growing stature.For the first time in the game they applied sustained pressure and were unfortunate not to equalise when Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld headed Deeney’s cross against bar and post.Spurs were rattled and confirmation the balance of the game had shifted came in the 69th minute when Deeney headed home from Jose Holebas’ free-kick.Then seven minutes later, Pochettino’s side were unable to deal with another set-piece when Cathcart met Will Hughes’ corner to head past Vorm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Watford duo Craig Cathcart and Troy Deeney celebrate as Tottenham suffer a surprise defeat © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODWATFORD, United Kingdom, Sep 2 – Watford’s stunning start to the season hit a new high as they made it four successive Premier League wins with a shock 2-1 success against Tottenham on Sunday.Having fallen behind to Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 54th minute own goal, Watford responded impressively, recovering to claim the points through headers from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart.
This week Dr Ciarán Roarty of Scally McDaid Roarty Medical Practice looks at the troublesome problem of snoring.Snoring is a noise that is made when we breathe while asleep. Not everyone snores.In fact, sometimes the snorer may actually be oblivious to it. But it may cause considerable distress to the person who shares a bed with a snorer. There are a lot of lifestyle factors that can contribute to snoring and thankfully we can make changes which will help. So how do I stop snoring?There are many proposed solutions to snoring. One thing that is generally accepted to help is weight loss if you are overweight. Even a small increase in weight can exacerbate snoring. Alcohol intake can contribute to snoring also so it makes sense to reduce intake in an attempt to reduce snoring. Sleeping on your back can put pressure on your throat and increase the chances of snoring so lying on your side may help.I’ve heard there is this great device that cures all snoring Doctor?There are a lot of devices out there but unfortunately, the research or evidence for their effectiveness is somewhat lacking. It is probably wise not to spend a fortune on any device you try and don’t forget the basics – weight, alcohol and sleeping on your back. Nasal dilators may help if the snoring noise mainly comes from your nose. There are devices which advance your lower jaw and tongue which may help if your snoring mainly emanates from the base of your tongue. It is probably best fitted by an experienced dentist. Chin straps may help by forcing you to breathe through your nose, particularly, if mouth breathing contributes to your snoring. Do any medicines work?If you have a head cold a short course of a nasal decongestant spray may help, though using them for too long may cause problems also.Are there any operations Doctor?Surgery is usually not the answer. But if you are at the end of your tether all things are considered. Nose operations may be tried for polyps or deviated septum (the middle of your nose). Surgery to remove the tonsils may help children who snore.. Operations on the soft palate or uvula (the dangly bit at the back of your throat) may help, but unfortunately there is very little evidence on the long term benefit of surgery.The above information is intended as advice only and should you have any concerns please contact your own Doctor.Dr Ciarán Roarty MB, BCh BAO MICGP DRCOG Grad. Cert. Obst. Ultrasoundis a full-time GP at Scally McDaid Roarty Medica Practice, Scally Place, Letterkenny, Tel 0749164111 http://www.scallys.ieMedical Matters: How can I stop snoring? was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Scally McDaid RoartyShare 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:Dr Ciaran RoartyMedical Matterssnoring
People wearing a cast right now may not feel comfortable, but should be thankful it’s hard to break a bone. Scientists at Max Planck Institute discovered “a novel construction principle at the nanoscale which prevents bones from breaking at excessive force,” making them “nearly unbreakable.” Because of the way the rigid components of bone tissue are arranged in a hierarchical structure, the ability for bones to deform and absorb strain far exceeds the ability of the components themselves. There was no mention of evolution in the press release, but there was mention of “natural design principles.” The scientists also thought bone design could be utilized by engineers:The natural design principles quantitatively observed here in bone – hierarchical deformation, matrix sensitivity, and nanoscale strengthening – may provide guidelines for the development of bio-inspired and new nanocomposite materials as well. Furthermore it may help bone biologists to understand how a molecular level change can cause whole bones to become more prone to fracture in diseases like osteoporosis.The press release is based on a paper by Gupta et al in PNAS,1 “Cooperative deformation of mineral and collagen in bone at the nanoscale.” There was no mention of evolution there, either. They ended,We believe that the effective load sharing mechanism between mineral and collagen may result in damage shielding, which prevents the fibrils from being exposed to excessive strains. The hierarchy of deformation mechanisms observed in bone may guide us in designing new strong nanocomposite materials.1Gupta et al, “Cooperative deformation of mineral and collagen in bone at the nanoscale” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 10.1073/pnas.0604237103, published online before print November 9, 2006.“Natural design principles.” Interesting phrase. It has the D word, but is nondescript enough to avoid tripping red alarms on the NCSE radar. Maybe they need to tighten their algorithms. If a paper mentions design but not evolution, alert the ACLU. The theory of intelligent design states that certain features of the natural world are best explained as the result of intelligent causes, rather than as the result of undirected natural causes. How could you get a hierarchically arranged system by undirected natural causes? Suppose there was deformation at the nanoscale, but not at the millimeter or centimeter scale. Bones would not be nearly as resistant to breakage. How many fish and amphibians had to die of broken bones before all the levels of the hierarchy arrived independently at their own optimum design principle? Remember, evolution does not allow for coordinated effects toward a common design goal. Do an experiment: try the Random Mutation Generator simultaneously at the letter, word, sentence, paragraph, page and chapter levels independently, and see if you get a meaningful book. This article illustrates again that science would get on just fine without Darwinism. The authors had no need of that hypothesis. They would have done the same experiments with the same equipment, drawn the same charts and graphs, and reached the same conclusions had they been working explicitly on the basis of intelligent design. Tacking on a Darwinian tale about how bones got this way would have been useless and pointless – a mere wishbone. Thinking “design” at the outset, by contrast, would have motivated them to expect to see design, and to find it. Furthermore, it would have stimulated even more interest in imitating the design. So we’ve got a bone to pick with the Darwin Party. The strain of accumulating facts has deformed your theory beyond the breaking point, leaving it limp and lame. Intelligent design is the biology and biophysics of the 21st century. No dead-Charlie bones about it.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Equipment announced the acquisition of Columbiana County AGCO dealer, Witmer’s, Inc., effective June 19, 2017. The acquisition of Witmer’s, Inc., Equipment Division demonstrates Ohio Ag Equipment’s serious and long-term commitment to the ag industry. The combined strengths of both organizations will provide customers in eastern Ohio with an exceptional line of equipment and product support.“In our early discussions, it was clear the Witmer family had two concerns. They wanted to be sure their customers and employees would be supported through this process and in the future,” said Mike Mampieri, General Manager of Ohio Ag Equipment. “We, at Ohio Ag Equipment, can appreciate these concerns and will work to build on the Witmer legacy by providing outstanding customer support and by welcoming our new team of employees into the extended Ohio CAT family.”Doris Witmer, Ralph Witmer, Ken Taylor, owner of Ohio CAT, Nelson Witmer, Grace StyerGoing forward, ag sales and service will continue out of the Salem, Ohio location and with the current staff. Ohio Ag Equipment will continue to sell and support Woods and the AGCO brands Witmer’s represented (Massey Ferguson, Fendt, Sunflower, White Planters, and Gleaner) with the addition of the Challenger, RoGator, and TerraGator brands. Also, the Salem location will now sell and support LEXION combines and Cat Compact Construction Equipment.“We are pleased to be working with a company like Ohio Ag Equipment as we transition out of the Agricultural Equipment business. Their obvious commitment to customer service and strong management team will serve our generations of customers and employees well,” said Nelson Witmer, President of Witmer’s, Inc. “As we continue our 80-year history by focusing on our growing construction company we are gratified that the farm equipment legacy our family developed over three generations will not only be honored, but strengthened.”