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  • Phish Is Releasing ‘Hoist’ On Vinyl For Record Store Day

    first_imgAs the newly-created JEMP Records continues to work their way through the Phish discography, it seems that the 1994 album Hoist will be next in line. The band’s fifth studio album recently surfaced on Amazon and Music Direct, with each citing an April 22nd date for release.Hoist is one of Phish’s most prized studio releases, with tracks like “Axilla (Part II),” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Sample In A Jar,” “Julius” and more! There are also a number of great musicians featured on the album, including Alison Krauss on “If I Could” and Belá Fleck playing banjo on “Scent Of A Mule,” “Lifeboy,” and “Riker’s Mailbox.”Interestingly, the April 22nd release date is a full week after Record Store Day, which is scheduled for April 16th. This probably means that the physical vinyl will be available at record stores on the 16th, before becoming available for online purchase on the 22nd. Considering one of their recent live releases, Live At Madison Square Garden, came out on RSD, it would only make sense for this organic pairing between RSD and Phish to occur once more.Either way, we’re excited to spin a newly-remastered Hoist on the turntable.last_img read more

  • Chilean Naval Reserve to Include Women Starting in October

    first_img Hello, I want to know how my niece can take the course of aspirant to naval reserve officer? She wants to do it but she doesn’t know how. She is about to finish her college career. Sincerely, Erik Morales. The Officer Candidates’ Course of the Women’s Naval Reserve made its first official visit to a ship of the fleet, with the objective of gaining an inside understanding of the operational aspects of the Chilean Navy. During the course of the day, the 14 female Reserve candidates also visited Prat’s Crypt and the Naval Museum. The objective of the women’s course, the first in the history of the Naval Reserve, is to generate a commitment to service that will directly benefit our most vulnerable compatriots, in addition to contributing to promoting the values of the institution and serving as a bridge between the civilian world and the Chilean Navy. On board the frigate Prat, the candidates were welcomed by its commander, Cmdr. Leonardo Quijarro Santibañez, who together with his officers gave a forceful explanation of the ship’s capabilities and functioning. In this way, the candidates learned a little about the seamen’s way of life. The training activities planned for this course consist of mastering the peculiarities of naval life, learning sailor’s jargon and the Navy’s particular traditions. In addition, a series of institutional visits are planned in order to gain an understanding of the Navy’s purpose and work. Among these, a highlight will be a visit to the ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard in September. The course had its first official session at the Naval Reserve Officers’ Company (CORNAV), at the Metropolitan Naval Station, presided over by the general coordinator of the General Secretariat of the Navy, Capt. Bernard Johnson, and the head of the Coordination and Institutional Interests Department of the Navy General Staff, Capt. Kurt Hartung, the latter of whom gave a lecture on the organization and work of the institution. In October, the 14 female candidates will take the military oath and graduate as junior ensigns, in the first graduation of the Mixed Class of Naval Reserve Officers. By Dialogo July 28, 2011last_img read more

  • Cuomo Touts Smart Schools Bond Act At Mineola Middle School Tour

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo championed his plan to provide $2 billion in tech funding to statewide schools Monday during a tour of Mineola Middle School, touting its goal of expanding classroom broadband and wireless connectivity and unveiling an advisory board’s final report on the initiative.The proposed “Smart Schools Bond Act” to fund such upgrades will be put to a public vote on Nov. 4.“As technology continues to shape the world we live in, it is imperative that we utilize its capacity to strengthen the learning environment for our students and bring our schools into the 21st century,” declared Cuomo. “That’s what the Smart Schools Commission is all about—identifying the best practices and strategies to transform New York’s schools into modern centers of learning that are fully equipped for the opportunities of tomorrow.”Joined by his Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary of Technology Rachel Haot, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and members of his advisory “Smart Schools Commission”—Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, nonprofit Harlem’s Children’s Zone President Geoffrey Canada and Auburn School District Superintendent Constance Evelyn—Cuomo and the panel presented the commission’s final recommendations laying out its roadmap and the technology improvements required to bring schools into the 21st century while equipping students to be competitive in the global marketplace.The report’s findings are summarized as seven “Keys to Success,” which include: embracing and expanding online learning; utilizing transformative technologies, such as tablets, laptops and interactive whiteboards; connecting every school to high-speed broadband; extending connectivity beyond the classroom; providing high-quality, continuous professional development to teachers, principals and staff; focusing on in-demand STEM skills; and rigorous planning.Cuomo and his panel collectively dubbed the plan “The Great Equalizer” on Monday.Following a tour of the middle school and video presentation that featured a 3-D eyeball, panelists met with reporters, school officials and 10 Mineola middle and high school student council members.“I can just see the advances this technology brings to our students,” remarked an enthusiastic Mangano after viewing the multi-dimensional eyeball. “[It] really is amazing.”“I might want to be an eye doctor after seeing that,” said Evelyn.The Cayuga County school administrator outlined five ways in which technology could be used to improve education: increasing student engagement (”It will go through the roof!” she declared); allowing teachers to tailor curriculum to the individual needs of the students; extending learning beyond the classroom to students’ homes; equalizing students’ access to education, because it “tears down the walls of economic and geographic disparities and allows our children access to those courses and curriculums that, perhaps because of those barriers, they would not otherwise have access to,” she said; and preparing students to face a 21st century workforce.Schmidt discussed the “overwhelming need” for higher-capacity broad width.If passed by voters, each district will be responsible to submit an investment plan to a review board—led by NYS Education Commissioner John King—in order to access these resources.Canada, the nonprofit head, reiterated Cuomo’s message, telling attendees that technology could be used to level the playing field between the haves and the have-nots.“Laying the fundamentals so that we have equal access to technology in this state is something that I feel very passionately about,” he said, before relaying a story about how his grandson had introduced him to a computer program that helped to teach him math.This program set off an epiphany of sorts to Canada, who also reveled in the automaton-type of instruction, which he believed withheld judgment about his learning capabilities and allowed him to keep trying until he mastered the problem he’d been working on.“If you care about the kids of this state,” Canada announced, “if you care that we are really as a state going to remain competitive, you would not have a school without a library or books, we cannot have schools where kids don’t have access to technology.”A few minutes later, Cuomo chimed in: “Who buys books anymore? Why isn’t all that digital?”Critics of the initiative question the long-term financial implications the bond will have on local districts—many of which already strapped with debt. Their trepidation focuses on the costs of the necessary upgrades and updates that will come down the pike as the technological world progresses, as well as the millions of dollars per year the bond will cost them in interest.As far as technology informing instruction, there is additional concern that the integration of technology for the sake of technology—instead of the technology serving an educational need or a goal that cannot be reached without it—might result in dollars better spent in other educational capacities. Others, question technology as a replacement for personal teacher-student interaction.Their gripes can be found across social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and within blogs and online message boards such as the999ers.wordpress.com.Edward Escobar, principal of Mineola High School, approves of the bond initiative.“To give school districts more resources to purchase technology is very good,” he said. “I wouldn’t say Mineola as lacking anything, but you could always use the resources to do more.”If he had more technology, Escobar asserted, he would find ways to incorporate it into the curriculum.Neither the Smart Schools Commission members nor the governor took questions from the press about the initiative.For more information, along with an interactive database providing the proposed allocation per school districts throughout the state, and the final report, check out: governor.ny.gov/smart-schools-nylast_img read more

  • Tourist destination management – an example of good practice

    first_imgAustrian “Zagorje”Imagine a continental region (tourist destination) of 1.145 km2, with 103.000 inhabitants, 79 municipalities and 4 subregions (districts), in which the largest city has 4.614 inhabitants. There are no companies with more than 300 employees in the region, no high mountains suitable for winter and summer tourism, but there are no large arable lands because it is intersected by hills… Upon joining the European Union, the competitiveness of small agricultural production and secondary related activities deteriorated sharply. The future was not bright.Cooperation – coordination – actionThen one mayor in the relaxed atmosphere of a local inn in the company of colleagues said they had to do something… Thus began the revival of the economically weakest Austrian region – Lower Styria where the average gross salary ranges between 1.820 and 1.890 Euros (Austrian average around 2.500 Euros).LAG – development and branding agencyThey founded the LAG – Local Action Group funded by municipalities. At the head of the LAG is Mag. Michael Fend, an experienced leader with a lot of volunteer experience in humanitarian actions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia and a Croatian son-in-law. The LAG has crystallized a vision of development based on all the resources of the region, which are viewed in a negative and positive aspect. They decided to brand themselves as the “Land of Volcanoes” because a large volcano was active in the area millions of years ago, the outlines of which can still be seen today. Material evidence of such a past is the composition of the soil as well as thermal water. Volcanic earth gives birth well, the volcano represents progressiveness, activity, so such a “brand name” is gladly accepted. “Vulkanland” is positioned as a gastronomic region, a region of crafts and handicrafts, a region that preserves its culture of living and which has decided to become energy independent by 2025.This was followed by active work on EU funds, but also on connecting stakeholders in agricultural production and processing of agricultural products. Thus, 70 wheat-producing farms have teamed up with one mill and bakeries to produce regional flour from which regional bread is produced in order to achieve a better and guaranteed purchase price of wheat. Other farmers are encouraged to process or to cooperate with local processors. This is how the famous producers of prosciutto and dried pork “Vulcano” were born, then winemakers (one of the most famous is Thaller), producers of brandy, liqueur and vinegar (Golles) and many others. The processing of agricultural products is presented as “Culinary Products”, ie high-value products for gastronomy. Today they have 63 producers under the brand “Steirisches Vulkanland”, then 52 craftsmen, 30 centers for the renewal of life energy „Quality clubsNew “quality clubs” are constantly being created. Thus, 26 households that arrange gardens were interconnected. They socialize with each other, exchange experiences and hold “open days”. They annually organize 112 various events on the topic of horticulture and make 20.000 visits. They are mainly engaged in tourism, and on that basis they achieve better results.Photo: sagen.atFewer municipalities – more efficient development managementIn the meantime, the number of municipalities has been reduced to 33, and many companies that pay the annual membership fee have voluntarily joined the LAG and thus acquire the right to display the “Vulkanland” logo. Unemployment is low, around 5%, the region now has 3% more young people under 19 than the Austrian average, but also 5% more population over the age of 65. They also have 17% more population with more family members, 82% more employees in the primary sector than the Austrian average, 2% more in the secondary sector.There are 3,3% foreigners, 8% of the economy is engaged in tourism and leisure, crafts 54%, trade, brokerage, management 25%, information consulting 8%. Of the schools, they have 44 primary, 16 secondary, 1 special, 8 polytechnic, 2 more for production occupations, 1 higher for tourism and 1 higher for kindergarten teachers. In the regional administration for social development, in addition to mag. Fenda, who leads the LEADER programs, also has Dr. Beatrix Lenz and mag. Stefan Preiningen in charge of youth.A combination of agriculture and tourismThe main feature of agricultural processing companies is their orientation towards organic production, “fair trade” principle, innovation and all have well-organized tours of production facilities with tasting that is well paid and well-organized shops at the place of production. Most of the products are sold in Austria and all of them have a respectable number of regular customers – individuals to whom the goods are delivered directly (Thaller as many as 13.000 people). Production facilities are becoming top tourist attractions that record a steady increase in visits. The chocolate maker Zotter went the furthest on this issue, whose complex stretches over thirty hectares on which there is a real small zoo, fruit and vegetable production, entertainment for children, restaurant… and the chocolate factory itself offers an unforgettable experience to every visitor. Innovations in the production of wine, brandy, liqueurs, cheeses, prosciutto… innovative way of presenting these products, excellent organization of direct sales, give results of above-average sales prices, high product value and satisfaction of all stakeholders in such “fair trade” trade.There are more and more other tourist facilities such as hiking and cycling facilities, they are being developed regionally and implemented locally. Spas, castles, museums, sports facilities with sports hotels… all this raises the participation and importance of tourism in the overall economy. “Steirische Vulkanland” is a small region that provides a great lesson in connecting the community into a sustainable microeconomic model.Whoever wants, can learn, see but also spend – a lot. A tour of the “Steirische Vulkanland” is worth every Euro.Published by: Nedo Pinezićlast_img read more

  • Byron sees pressure decline in one of SM 71 wells

    first_imgDuring April, oil and gas company Byron Energy produced 92,700 bbls of oil and 67 million cubic feet of gas from the South Marsh Island Block 71 (SM 71) project in the Gulf of Mexico. However, one of the wells is experiencing a pressure decline.Byron, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Byron Energy Inc., is the operator of SM 71, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and holds a 50% working interest and a 40.625% net revenue interest in SM 71. Otto Energy holds the remaining interest in SM 71.To remind, oil and gas production from the SM 71 F platform began in late March 2018 when the F1 and F2 wells were opened to production. In early April, the F3 well also began producing.The F1 and F3 wells are completed in the primary D5 Sand reservoir and the F2 well is completed in the B65 Sand which was a successful exploration discovery in the F2 well.Otto Energy said on Friday that the company’s 50 percent working interest production was 46,350 barrels of oil and 34 million cubic feet of gas.Net production after federal royalties was 37,650 barrels of oil and 27.1 million cubic feet of gas while April WI revenue was $2.9 million, $2.4 million after federal royalties.The company added that the F1 and F2 wells produced for a total of 23 days while F3 produced a total of 20 days during April. Downtime includes a scheduled four-day pipeline shut-in period.The F2 well has experienced a pressure decline, indicating the well may be accessing only a portion of the total mapped B65 reservoir.It is worth noting that since production began in March through May 16, the SM 71 F platform sales totaled over 170,000 barrels of oil and 135 million cubic feet of gas.Based on observations of pressure build-ups during the scheduled April pipeline shut-in, flowing and bottom hole pressure data was collected in early May to further evaluate well performance and confirm optimal production rates. The analysis is expected to conclude in the coming weeks.Otto’s managing director, Matthew Allen, said: “The performance of the F1 and F3 wells is entirely in line with our expectations. Each well continues to perform at high levels and have been very consistent on a daily basis. While the data from the F2 well is unexpected, it is not yet clear what the result will be. Pure depletion drive oil reservoirs are very rare, and we hope that the well will find a stable level and behave more like other B65 Sand producers in the area.“Coupled with consistent production and strong oil prices, the F1 and F3 wells are providing strong cash flow for our company and will be managed properly to ensure steady income to fund our program of growth in the Gulf of Mexico.” B65 Sand (F2 well)Bottom hole pressure data from the F2 well indicates that there is no near wellbore damage and the B65 Sand reservoir also has high permeability. However, the F2 well is experiencing reservoir pressure depletion.The bottom hole pressure data indicates the B65 Sand has lost over 50% of its initial reservoir pressure and as the pressure has dropped, so have daily oil and gas rates.The F2 well has never produced any completion fluids and has produced at rates exceeding 1,500 bopd at times but without stabilization. The B65 Sand will be one of many focus areas of the recently announced seismic processing project the operator is undertaking with Schlumberger’s subsidiary WesternGeco to help determine the placement of future wells. D5 Sand (F1 and F3 wells)Pressure data indicates that the D5 Sand completions in the F1 and F3 wells exhibit very little pressure drawdown across the perforations. This data also shows that the D5 Sand is a high permeability reservoir, which is further evidenced by the high flow rates from each well.Both the F1 and F3 wells are performing as expected with daily production consistently averaging 4,200 bopd from the D5 Sand which are appropriate rates for these wells based on the bottom hole pressure data.last_img read more

  • ‘Super sand’ to help clean up dirty drinking water

    first_img 17 Views   no discussions “Super sand” is made using regular sand – and it could become a low-cost way to purify waterContaminated water can be cleaned much more effectively using a novel, cheap material, say researchers.Dubbed “super sand”, it could become a low-cost way to purify water in the developing world.The technology involves coating grains of sand in an oxide of a widely available material called graphite – commonly used as lead in pencils.The team describes the work in the American Chemical Society journal Applied Materials and Interfaces.In many countries around the world, access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities is still limited.The World Health Organization states that “just 60% of the population in Sub-Saharan African and 50% of the population in Oceania [islands in the tropical Pacific Ocean] use improved sources of drinking-water.”The graphite-coated sand grains might be a solution – especially as people have already used sand to purify water since ancient times.Coating the sand But with ordinary sand, filtering techniques can be tricky.Dr Wei Gao from Rice university in Texas, US, told BBC News that regular coarse sand was a lot less effective than fine sand when water was contaminated with pathogens, organic contaminants and heavy metal ions.While fine sand is slightly better, water drains through it very slowly.“Our product combines coarse sand with functional carbon material that could offer higher retention for those pollutants, and at the same time gives good throughput,” explained Dr Gao.She said that the technique the team has developed to make the sand involves dispersing graphite oxide into water and mixing it with regular sand.“We then heat the whole mixture up to 105C for a couple of hours to evaporate the water, and use the final product – ‘coated sand’ – to purify polluted water.”Cost-efficientThe lead scientist of the study, Professor Pulickel Ajayan, said it was possible to modify the graphite oxide in order to make it more selective and sensitive to certain pollutants – such as organic contaminants or specific metals in dirty water.Another team member, Dr Mainak Majumder from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, said it had another advantage – it was cheap.“This material demonstrates comparable performance to some commercially available activated carbon materials,” he said.“But given that this can be synthesized using room temperature processes and also from cheap graphite sources, it is likely to be cost-efficient.”He pointed out that in Australia many mining companies extract graphite and they produce a lot of graphite-rich waste.“This waste can be harnessed for water purification,” he said.Dr Wei Gao from Rice university in Texas, US, told BBC News that regular coarse sand was a lot less effective than fine sand when water was contaminated with pathogens, organic contaminants and heavy metal ions.While fine sand is slightly better, water drains through it very slowly.“Our product combines coarse sand with functional carbon material that could offer higher retention for those pollutants, and at the same time gives good throughput,” explained Dr Gao.She said that the technique the team has developed to make the sand involves dispersing graphite oxide into water and mixing it with regular sand.“We then heat the whole mixture up to 105C for a couple of hours to evaporate the water, and use the final product – ‘coated sand’ – to purify polluted water.”BBC News Share Share Tweetcenter_img HealthLifestyle ‘Super sand’ to help clean up dirty drinking water by: – June 24, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

  • College Mascots

    first_imgI had the privilege of meeting a young man earlier this summer who was Purdue Pete while a student at Purdue.  John is now a biomedical salesman who works closely with the Wound Care Clinic at the Hansen Center.  He is the answer to the Purdue trivia question “Who was the Purdue Pete who was arrested during a football game?”This may sound serious, but it really wasn’t.  As you know, mascots like to act like they are fighting during football games.  When Purdue Pete was feigning a punch, he accidentally slipped and actually hit the other mascot in the head with his hammer (a common prop).  The Security Police, not being sure of Purdue Pete’s real intent, separated the two and took Purdue Pete behind the stands.  As soon as they were out of sight of the fans, they simply advised him to remove the costume and disappear for the rest of the game.  No real arrest was made.Another interesting sidelight we learned is that Purdue mascots are not paid for any of their personal appearances.  They try out willingly knowing this.  However, John discovered that other mascots (such as the one at Georgia Tech) got paid several thousand dollars during the year for their personal appearances.  It would be interesting to know what other universities’ policies are.last_img read more

  • Anita R. Holt

    first_imgAnita R. Holt, 51 of Milan passed away at her home, Friday February 24, 2017.  Anita was born Sunday December 5, 1965 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Aubrey and Thelma (Martin) Holt.Anita graduated from Milan High School in 1984 as the class valedictorian, and graduated Franklin College in 1988. She was a Computer Engineer for Hill Rom since 1994. She loved playing sports, singing, wrote her own songs, fishing, vacationing, and spending a lot of her time with her family and friends.Anita is survived by parents: Aubrey and Thelma Holt of Milan; brother: Tony (Jackie) Holt of Milan; Brent Holt of Milan; sisters: Carla Holt of Milan, Margie (Roger) Minger of Milan; Rhonda (Gary) Schmidt of Milan. 3 nephews: Caleb, Jared and Levi. 3 nieces Sara, Graci and Rachel. 2 Great-nephews: Jackson, Cash; 1 Great niece: Jordyn.Funeral Services will be at 10AM Tuesday February 28, 2017 at Hope Baptist Church 15593 US 50 Dillsboro, In 47018 with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery. Visitation will Monday February 27, 6-8PM at Hope Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to Cancer Research.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with the arrangements, Box 243, 47031; (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

  • IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars debut at Park Jefferson

    first_imgJEFFERSON, S.D. – History will be made this Saturday, May 20 as Park Jefferson Speedway will welcome the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars for the first time.Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12, seniors 70-plus are $5 and children are $2.The Budweiser clubhouse will be open and a clubhouse pass can be added to any ticket for $12.Turner Plumbing of Vermillion will be the feature sponsor.last_img

  • Ighalo close to Man U contract extension

    first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Man U complete £40m Van de Beek deal Odion Ighalo is close to agreeing a deal to stay at Manchester United beyond next week, the striker’s agent has revealed.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Tuesday said Ighalo will be returning to parent club Shanghai Shenhua next week unless a last-minute deal can be reached, while Standard Sport understands the Chinese club have rejected all pursuits of a contract extension to date. Ighalo is desperate to stay at his dream club, however, and while his parent club are determined to have the forward available for the Super League’s restart, Solskjaer confirmed negotiations are underway.“The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” he told MUTV. “We’re in dialogue. They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.“It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us. At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we’re just waiting to see.”And Ighalo’s agent Ladi Salami has shed light on the negotiations, insisting they are progressing well.“The Super Eagle feels very good in Manchester with whom he is very close to a salary agreement. Negotiations with the Chinese are ongoing and are going well,” Salami told Foot Mercato. The length of a possible extension remained to be seen, but Standard Sport also understands United have only entertained the possibility of a loan extension as of yet.Ighalo has scored four goals in eight games since arriving in January.Tags: Odion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerShanghai ShenhuaStandard Sportlast_img read more