This week has certainly been a tough one, with the horrific shooting in Las Vegas during a three-day country music festival killing over fifty people, injuring over five hundred, and leaving the nation at large in grief and shock. The act of mass terror on Sunday evening in Las Vegas has now been named the largest mass shooting to ever take place in the United States, and people are still reeling following the tragedy. Because the attack took place at a concert, the shooting has also raised many doubts and concerns for music lovers, many of whom who are still wary following the unprecedented attack on a space that many of us find sacred.Austin City Limits Releases 1996 Video Of The Allman Brothers Playing “Midnight Rider” As Tribute To GreggThis Friday, Austin City Limits will return to Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, for the first of its two weekends running October 6th through 8th and October 13th through 15th. The huge festival is renowned around the country, with the event pulling huge names like Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Chance The Rapper, The Killers, and many more. Following the Las Vegas shooting, as CBS Austin reports, Austin City Limits is now offering refunds to those who are still shaken by Sunday’s events and do not want to attend.This announcement to offer refunds for the well-known music festival was paired with an update on how the Austin police and festival are working together to review plans to ensure attendees’ safety across the two-weekend event. As noted by the same CBS Austin report, more police will be on the ground during Austin City Limits—on foot, bikes, and all-terrain vehicles—and the department has made plans to secure all high-rise apartments and condos that sit along the park where the festival takes place.[H/T Jambands]
Mavis Staples Reveals 80th Birthday Celebration Guests: David Byrne, Jason Isbell, Warren Haynes, More
Famed singer Mavis Staples will get the opportunity to celebrate her upcoming 80th birthday a little early this year, as Newport Folk Festival recently announced a run of three concerts from the singer set to take place in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville in mid-May. The run of shows is being branded as Mavis & Friends: Celebrating 80 Years of Mavis Staples.On Thursday, Mavis Staple unveiled the star-studded lineups for her upcoming celebratory concerts. On May 9th, Mavis will be joined by David Byrne, Jason Isbell, Jon Batiste, Lake Street Dive, Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones, The Lone Bellow, Valerie June, and Warren Haynes at New York City’s Apollo Theater.On May 15th, Mavis will be joined by Cody Dickinson, Elle King, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Luther Dickinson, Marty Stuart, Nick Lowe, Nicole Atkins, Phil Cook, The Lone Bellow, The Milk Carton Kids, and The War and Treaty at Nashville, TN’s historic Ryman Auditorium.Finally, on May 22nd, Mavis will be joined by Benjamin Booker, Griffin Goldsmith, Jason Isbell, Jerry Harrison, Joe Henry, Lucius, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Son Little, Taylor Goldsmith, Trombone Shorty, and The War and Treaty at Los Angeles, CA’s Theatre at Ace Hotel.“I must be the happiest girl in the world,” Staples mentioned in a statement about the upcoming birthday shows. “After all this time, I still do what I love … I never thought I would still be singing at my age, and people seem to really want to hear me, they know me, they give me love—I’m just overwhelmed, really.”Net proceeds from the three birthday concerts will go directly towards extending the Newport Festivals Foundation’s support of music education programs in each respective city.Mavis & Friends’ New York City show is now sold out. Tickets for the Nashville and Los Angeles performances are still available here.
Increasing the number of calories consumed by patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be a relatively simple way of extending their survival. A phase 2 clinical trial led by physicians at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that ALS patients receiving a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate tube-feeding formula lived longer, and with fewer adverse events, than participants who received a standard formula designed maintain their weight. While the results need to be interpreted with caution because of the small size of the trial, the authors are optimistic that improved nutrition could make a significant difference for patients with ALS.“We are particularly excited because these results provide the first preliminary evidence that a dietary intervention may improve life expectancy in ALS, and they are strongly supported by epidemiological and animal data,” said Anne-Marie Wills of the MGH Department of Neurology and Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), corresponding author of the paper, which has been published online in The Lancet. “This strategy has never been tested before in ALS, and we are optimistic that it may provide a new, effective, and inexpensive therapy for this devastating illness.”Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Death of these nerve cells stops the transmission of neural impulses to muscle fibers, leading to weakness, paralysis, and usually death from respiratory failure. ALS patients typically lose a significant amount of weight, both because their muscles atrophy from disuse and because they are physically unable to consume enough calories to maintain weight. Recent studies suggest that reduced appetite and an elevated metabolic level may also contribute to weight loss. Supplementary nutrition via a tube passing directly into the stomach is usually recommended as the disease progresses, although there is little consensus about when tube feeding should begin.More than 15 years ago it was observed that malnutrition was associated with shorter survival in ALS patients, and many subsequent studies confirmed that patients who weighed more appeared to live longer and have slower disease progression. Studies in a mouse model of ALS found that those on a high-calorie, high-fat diet gained weight and survived longer than those on a normal diet. The current study was designed primarily to test the safety and tolerability of high-calorie nutritional formulas — with or without the excess fats included in the mouse study — in patients with advanced ALS.Carried out at 12 centers across the United States, the study enrolled 24 ALS patients who had lost a significant percentage of their original body weight and were receiving nutrition via tube feeding. Participants were randomly divided into three groups: a control group receiving a nutritional formula designed for weight stability and two groups receiving formulas designed to provide 125 percent of the calories needed to maintain their weight. One of the high-calorie formulas was high in fats, the other was high in carbohydrates. During the four-month intervention period, participants recorded their tube-feeding intake, along with anything they were able to consume by mouth, and weekly measures of weight. At monthly study visits, measurements were taken of participants’ fat and lean body mass; blood levels of cholesterol, insulin, and other factors that could be affected by nutrition; and functions typically compromised by ALS.At the end of the intervention period, none of the eight participants receiving the high-carbohydrate formula had withdrawn because of adverse events, while one of the six on the high-fat formula and three of the six in the control group discontinued participation because of adverse events. (Four of those who originally enrolled dropped out before the intervention began.) Those on the high-carbohydrate formula also gained a modest amount of weight, while control-group participants maintained their weight. Participants receiving the high-fat formula actually lost weight, even though they had taken in more than 150 percent of the calories estimated to maintain their weight.During the five-month follow-up period after the intervention, none of those in the high-carbohydrate group died, but one in the high-fat group and three in the control group died, all from respiratory failure. Participants in the high-carbohydrate group also had a slower drop in their functional scores than the control group, although the difference was not statistically significant. None of the adverse events that occurred in either of the high-calorie groups were cardiovascular; the high-fat formula was not associated with increases in cholesterol, and neither of the high-calorie diets caused abnormal blood glucose or insulin levels.“While it’s not possible to make clinical recommendations based on this single, small study, I think the results support the importance of avoiding weight loss in this disease,” said Wills, an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. “We’re hoping to obtain funding for a large study of whether nutrition counseling to encourage weight gain — something not currently covered by health insurers — can help slow the progression of ALS, and I’m optimistic that interventions designed to maintain or increase weight could be even more effective if started before patients have lost a significant amount of weight.”
Many years ago, I went through a period where I dug into African music. Or, at least, I thought I was digging.I got my hands on a few records from artists like Habib Koite, Hugh Masakela, and Ali Farka Toure, among others, and I listened intently for a few months. But my interest waned and hindsight has proven that my I was just scratching the genre’s surface.Leave it to a quintet based in Asheville, North Carolina, to pique my interest again.Toubab Krewe has been mashing up the sounds of West African with their own American roots to create a groovy world blend for over ten years. And the band is all in, not just paying sonic lip service to some contrived intercontinental inspiration. Toubab Krewe has spent time playing and living in Africa, and the band is an ardent supporter of an initiative to build a music school in Mali.This month, Toubab Krewe released Stylo, their newest record.I recently caught up with Drew Heller of Toubab Krewe to chat about the new record, great music from West Africa, and the band’s efforts to establish the school in Mali.BRO -Where does one go to learn the soku or kamel ngoni? That can’t be as easy as seeking out a guitar teacher.DH – It’s much easier to find a soku or kamel ngoni teacher in Mali, West Africa, than in Western North Carolina.BRO – For those unfamiliar with African music, who would you suggest they check out?DH – Three great albums from West Africa are New Ancient Strings by Toumani Diabate and Ballake Sissoko, Djeneba Traore’s Super Yayaroba, and Bama, from Orchestra Baobab.BRO – You are known for donating ticket proceeds to Instruments 4 Africa, a non-profit dedicated to building a music school in Africa. How is that progressing?DH – The land has been purchased and a three-room building has been constructed. The progress continues and there is still a ways to go for completion. Check out www.i4africa.org for more information and a link to donate to the project.BRO – Is there a particular challenge in expressing a musical idea without words?DH – There is a great freedom of interpretation for both the musician and the listener when there are no words.BRO – We are featuring “That Damn Squash” on this months Trail Mix. What is the gourd getting so much shade?DH – This particular gourd caused a lover’s quarrel. But even that gourd was cooked for dinner and enjoyed later that night, from what I understand.Toubab Krewe will be hitting the road to support the release of Stylo on April 11th. Shows in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisiana are all on the schedule. For more information on the band, tour dates, or how to grab the new record, please check out the band’s website.And to hear “That Damn Squash,” along with new tunes from John Craigie, Haley Heynderickx, and Madam West, be sure to check out this month’s Trail Mix.
Have you been receiving offers of incredible sums of money for opening a bank account recently? Banks started doing this some years back, and the amounts have grown from $50 to $100 to as much as $400 today.This is nothing new; banks have been bribing new customers for years. But they used to do it in a much more interesting way.Back in the Go-Go Sixties, Banks Made Bribery FunFor instance, back in the 1960s there were laws in place that greatly limited the amount of interest banks could offer on savings accounts.In those days, banks couldn’t offer you access to flashy investment like stocks, either. There was a “church and state” quality in the regulations separating Main Street banking from Wall Street banking.Furthermore, they couldn’t offer you free cash for opening an account.To get new business in the door banks had to resort to non-cash offers of merchandise. As is the case today’s bank marketing, there was an escalation in the value of the merchandise as banks competed to out-do one another. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
At first, it didn’t bother her too much and didn’t affect the away she went about her day. Eventually, she decided to go to her local hospital, where she says doctors were stumped. “I actually had three providers come and look at it because nobody was sure exactly what it was,” Bolton told 12 News. Bolton’s right foot, and parts of her left foot, had become swollen, red and itchy. Bolton told 12 News she was tested for COVID-19, and while her tests come back negative, she is currently trying to get an antibody test to find out more information about where her condition originated from. “The good news is is that if you do get it, you’re more likely to have a benign course for COVID-19, which is good,” Dr. Newmark said. “It could be that their body’s immune system is activated more rapidly, so it helps to clear the virus.” Dr. Newmark explained that there is not much known about “COVID toes,” but says it could be helpful in the body’s fight against COVID-19. “COVID toes” has not been classified as an official symptom of COVID-19, but Dr. Newmark told 12 News there has been a push from those in the dermatology community to add it to the CDC’s list. Dr. Joseph Newmark is a board certified dermatologist in Vestal, and believes elements like the discoloring of the toes can be a possible indication of something called “COVID toes.” (WBNG) – Taylor Bolton of Oneonta noticed something was “off” about her toes a month ago. Dr. Newmark recommends anyone experiencing “COVID toes” to immediately contact their doctor, and even consider self-isolating to slow the spread. “Importantly, if you do get it, and then you go out and interact with people, you could be at high risk of spreading the virus,” Dr. Newmark says. “[It] has a similar appearance, where you get this purple discoloration,” Dr. Newmark says. “It can involve the toes, it can involve the ankles or the bottom of the feet.”
A 288sq m shed was included in the sale.Other features of the landholding included private bushland, a dam, two water tanks and a 288sq m shed. Pimpama’s median house price has jumped 14.4 per cent in the past five years to $460,000, almost half the price paid for the property. Mr Hempel said the sale was great for the region and represented the increasing popularity of the area.“Pimpama for a long time has been seen as a bit of backwater, but that’s changing,” Mr Hempel said. “A big driver of that is the Pimpama City Shopping Centre, King’s Christian College and new housing developments throughout the area.“The sale points to the future prosperity of the greater Pimpama area.” The property sold for $950,000. It’s a huge 4.06ha block. The property changed hands for $950,000. It last sold for a mere $120,000 in 2002, according to CoreLogic. MORE NEWS: North Bondi home of Gold Coast Suns coach Stuart Dew for sale It’s a bit of an eyesore but someone is ready to transform 37 Old Wharf Rd, Pimpama.A RURAL dump has fetched almost $1 million in the Gold Coast’s north. The dilapidated three-bedroom house stands as an eyesore on a 4.06ha block in the township of Pimpama. The land grab will be a big project for the buyer who plans to flip the existing dwelling at 37 Old Wharf Rd. MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse in Gold Coast’s Palazzo Versace sells for $5 million Ray White Industrial agent Gannon Hempel said the buyer had a lot of confidence in the area and dubbed the house a “renovator’s delight”. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It doesn’t look much from the outside but with a bit of work it could come up really well and that’s what he plans to do,” Mr Hempel said. “He appreciated the fact you can have such a nice parcel of land with a decent size shed on it.“It’s half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast on a beautiful rural property with access to amenities.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Pimpama is proving to be a popular place recently. Pimpama was Queensland’s fastest-growing region and also had the biggest population growth spurt of 3000 people in 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Ray White Commercial director Greg Bell said Pimpama offered an excellent value for buyers looking for a great return on investment. “Pimpama has quickly become one of the fastest-growing suburbs in the state, so we are seeing property sell well and at very good value,” Mr Bell said.“This marks a great sale for the area of Pimpama, and on the back of the fantastic infrastructural and population growth Pimpama has had, we are seeing a steady rise of property values in the region.”
The BMS 7th grade volleyball team lost last night against North Decatur: 25-24 and 25-21.Cayman Werner was our leading server with 6 aces. Following was Timbre Davies with 2 aces and Kennedy Westrick, Laney Walsman and Jadyn Harrington each had one ace. Tiffany Hawker, Cayman Werner, and Jadyn Harrington led the team with good sets for our hitters to attack. Timbre Davies lead the team with 5 kills, Cayman Werner and Jadyn Harrington each had 4 kills. Kaityln Sarringhaus and Samantha Kessens had 2 kills and Laney Walsman had 1 kill!Their record is now 2-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Megan Werner.The 8th grade volleyball team played well to defeat North Decatur 25-19, 25,-16.The serving percentage for the team was 86%. At the service line Shelby Westerfeld earned 9 points for the Bulldogs. Sophie Lee, Laney Flynn, and Brayleigh Patterson had 6 service points each. The team also played well at the front row. Brayleigh Patterson had 5 kills off of 10 hits. Sophie Lee, Rhian Melbauer, Shelby Westerfeld, and Jade Kopp each had 2 kills.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman.
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The veteran defender was by a distance the most experienced head on a trip that saw four players handed international debuts, winning his 90th cap in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Chile. Number 89 came five days earlier as Uruguay won 1-0 in Montevideo, with Northern Ireland acquitting themselves well in both fixtures. Aaron Hughes insists Northern Ireland are leaving South America a better side than they arrived, despite suffering successive defeats. “To have walked away from the game knowing we had taken something from it would have been great but there were so many things to be happy about in both games even though we are a little disappointed.” Although the performances of Hughes and fellow senior men Steven Davis and Roy Carroll were the standouts, the former captain was keen to sing the praises of the less experienced players. Doncaster’s Luke McCullough, 20, played above himself in both games against the likes of Edinson Cavani and Alexis, 19-year-old Ryan McLaughlin looked a real handful on his first start in Chile and brother Conor McLaughlin made the step up from Fleetwood Town with minimal fuss. There were also first caps on the tour for Liam Donnelly and Paul Paton. “The young lads who have come in have looked comfortable on the whole trip, too, not just in the games,” said Hughes. “It’s not just that they’ve come in, played their games and doing well, it’s the opposition they are playing against. “They’ve shown they weren’t fazed by it and they are competing at that level and taking a step up. “That’s what we need. We need these young players coming through and stepping up exactly like this and the composure they’ve shown has been fantastic “If they are called upon in the next few months they have already shown they can step up and that is fantastic for Northern Ireland.” Press Association Against World Cup-bound opponents on home soil, Michael O’Neill’s depleted squad worked tirelessly in pursuit of a result and were 10 minutes from achieving one in Valparaiso until Alexis Sanchez teed up fellow substitutes Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla for two late goals. Hughes was frustrated not to have held out but refused to let that dampen his enthusiasm for what has taken place over the last two weeks. “It’s been a really, really good trip and two really good performances,” said the 34-year-old. “When you look at the quality of opposition there’s no shame whatsoever in what we have done. “It is a massive learning experience for us. To come out to South America to play against two teams who are going to the World Cup and to be able to compete with them, show we can play against that standard and not look out of our depth. “The work we’ve put in over the past 10 days, the way the squad has gelled and the morale has all been really good. “That is just as important as saying we played well and didn’t deserve to lose. “Everything is so positive. That was really why we came out here, it wasn’t just to be cannon fodder, there was a real purpose.