Dead & Company Announces Upcoming Performance On Jimmy Kimmel Live

first_imgWhile Dead & Company’s tour doesn’t begin until June 10th, the band is itching to play! They’ve booked themselves a new late night appearance, scheduled for Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 10th. The band features three of the four surviving Grateful Dead members, including Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti.The late night show is the band’s second thusfar, having previously performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon back in February. There, they played two songs, “Brown Eyed Women” and “Shakedown Street.” Watch those videos here.The band seems as excited as ever to hit the road, as Mayer and Weir recently gave a teleconference interview to answer all questions about Dead & Company. There are all sorts of possibilities, including a potential album and many more tours ahead. Read some of that coverage here.For those who live in the Los Angeles area and want to attend the taping of Dead & Company’s Jimmy Kimmel Live episode, you can request tickets here. Dead & Company’s full tour schedule can be seen below:Dead & Company Summer 2016 Tour6/10/16: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion6/12/16: Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival6/16/16: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center6/17/16: Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center 6/20/16: Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion6/21/16: Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/23/16: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live6/25/16: Flushing, NY – Citi Field6/26/16: Flushing, NY – Citi Field 6/28/16: Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre7/2/16: Boulder, CO – Folsom Field7/3/16: Boulder, CO – Folsom Field7/7/16: Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre7/9/16: Alpine Valley, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre7/10/16: Alpine Valley, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre7/13/16: Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion7/15/16: Boston, MA – Fenway Park7/16/16: Boston, MA – Fenway Park 7/22/16: Portland, OR – Moda Center7/23/16: George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre 7/26/16: Irvine, CA – Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre7/27/16: Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre 7/29/16: Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre 7/30/16: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatrelast_img read more

Hengelsberg elected secretary of the Vermont Green Building Network

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT, April 16, 2007- Tom Hengelsberg, AIA, LEED AP of Charlotte and an associate with Truex Cullins & Partners Architects was recently elected as Secretary of the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN). The Vermont Green Building Network is a non-profit organization “dedicated to increasing Vermont’s participation in green building and to promoting the environmental, financial, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices,” and is the Vermont Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The USGBC administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The LEED certification process rigorously documents predicted building performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.Hengelsberg serves as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee of VGBN, which works to promote green building and to educate federal, state, and local policy makers on the benefits of sustainable design. Tom is currently working with the City of Burlington and the Town of Hinesburg to incorporate green building incentives and regulations into their zoning codes, as well as providing information and testimony to state legislators for crafting anti-global warming policy related to building energy efficiency.A LEED-Accredited Design Professional, Tom Hengelsberg is committed to incorporating sustainable design principles in all building projects at Truex Cullins. In addition, as the Environmental Coordinator for Truex Cullins, Tom is leading a new initiative, “Greening the Firm,” which lays out a plan with real, measured results for greening the office operations.Tom will be speaking on a panel about Truex Cullins’ new green initiative at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference on May 17th at Champlain College.Truex Cullins & Partners, an architecture, planning and interior design firm is one of the largest firms in the state and has been doing business locally, nationally and internationally since 1968.last_img read more

Are Speed Records Wrecking the A.T.?

first_imgHow fast is too fast?It’s a common question on the Appalachian Trail. That was especially true when I hiked a section in mid-July, because I asked it of just about everyone I met.Harvey Lewis, a schoolteacher from Cincinnati, was just then wrapping up an unsuccessful assault on the A.T. thru-hiking record. Such attempts have become so frequent and well-publicized in recent years that the nation’s most revered hiking trail now sees double duty as an ultramarathoning track.So, is that okay?No, several hikers told me. The A.T. is not just a trail but a shrine to self-discovery and contemplation, a “refuge from the crassitudes of civilization,” according to Benton MacKaye, the conservationist who came up with the idea of the Appalachian Trail. If haste and competition are among those crassitudes, then bringing them to the A.T. can seem downright tacky.“The A.T. was built to be savored and enjoyed,” said Todd Engels, 53, a day hiker I met just north of the famous trail town, Hot Springs, N.C. Treating it as a racecourse “fails to appreciate the majesty for which and with which it was created by Mr. MacKaye.”Karel Sabbe AT Speed RecordKarel Sabbe Recently Set The New FKTOn a recent A.T. section hike, he said, the practice of racing on the trail “was a big topic of discussion at the shelters.” And when two teenage trail runners arrived at a campsite suffering from hypothermia, Engels’ fellow hikers helped them only grudgingly.“There was this general resentment towards them, like, ‘Why are you running the Appalachian Trail?’ There are other trails you can run,” he said.A refuge is just what the A.T. is, said Phil Ayres, 48, a pastor of a non-denominational church in Florida, at a campsite a few miles farther north. It’s a venue for connecting with both nature and with humans on different terms than at home.“You meet all these people and you don’t jump into politics and how you feel about Trump. It’s usually talking trail stories and gear. It’s about the adventure.”You can’t do that in a rush, Ayres said, and this being the weekend of the MLB All-Star Game, the Home Run Derby made a convenient point of comparison.“Baseball has a rhythm and it’s not fast paced and that’s what makes it great. The Home Run Derby is kind of fun, but it’s not baseball,” he said. “The trail running thing (on the A.T.) is kind of fun, it’s kind of interesting, but it’s not really hiking.”My preferred analogy is eating. A big hike, like a big meal, can be a good thing. But somewhere along the line, record chasers brutalizing their bodies with a succession of 50-mile days start to seem like Joey Chestnut packing his face with hot dogs. It’s clearly too much.Not if that’s how they want to hike, said Wayne Watts, 36. He teaches theory of knowledge at a Utah high school. His trail name, “Socks,” is a mangled abbreviation of Socrates.He hiked the middle section of the trail in 2016 shortly after his younger brother had committed suicide. Many of his fellow hikers had been through similar traumas and found peace in the trail’s greatest gift, he said, the freedom to “hike their own hike.”Watts said he met a backpacker with a heart condition who was happy to walk a few miles each day. “I also met this guy named Bambi and he was just hopping down the trail, dude. He was fast!” But after putting in a few 30-mile days, Watts said, Bambi “liked getting into town and getting into a bar and spending a week getting drunk. That was his hike and that was cool.”Joe “Stringbean” McConaughy, who set the overall speed record last year both unsupported and under the radar, is usually praised as the racer who stayed truest to the spirit of the trail. Famed ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, on the other hand, was widely criticized for his corporate sponsorships and the unseemly celebration of his 2015 record at the A.T.’s northern terminus, Mount Katahdin, in Maine.Watts wondered why anybody cared. “If I see Scott Jurek running by me for like two seconds, how the hell is that going to bother me?”Watts, who had recently put in a 29-mile day while wrapping up an eight-week “yo-yo” hike from Sam’s Gap north of Asheville to the southern end of the trail and back, also pointed out the obvious about hiking: physical challenge is part of the appeal.“I like the feeling of accomplishment at the end of a big, long day,” he said.Even pursuing the most extreme challenge doesn’t keep racers from loving and respecting the trail, said Aaron Saft, the owner of Asheville’s Foot Rx running store, whom I called after my hike.Saft has never attempted an A.T. thru-hike record but as one of the region’s top ultramarathoners, he appreciates the “amazing” level of fitness required. He also knows that these runners take as much pleasure in the “experience and the views as any thru-hiker does,” said Saft, 40, who is also a trail maintenance volunteer and race organizer.“We might not be stopping at an overlook and resting. We might just take a moment and take a look, but that’s part of the enjoyment, just being out on the trail and moving forward.”In fact, the fastest record seekers and the slowest backpackers are far more similar than they are different, said Morgan Elliott, 26, of Asheville, another of the area’s top trail runners.“They both enjoy being out in nature. They share a goal of pushing themselves. They both end up on the trail looking for something,” he said. “I’m going to call it happiness, because that’s what everybody is looking for.”Greater self-awareness is another common goal, and as I walked, I realized my hypocrisy in judging racers. To the extent that I am able, I’ve always been a bit of a racer, too.I started out this hike that way. My first full day was a big one, at least for me. But looking at the map in Hot Springs, I realized that I couldn’t go as far as I wanted in the next two days without subjecting my wife to a sketchy, late-evening pickup at a remote road crossing.So I settled into a 14-mile day, realizing that the advocates of moderation also have a point, that pushing for miles necessarily comes with downsides.The biggest of these, hands down, has been turning hikes into objects of dread for my now-grown sons. “Sounds miserable,” my younger one said when I’d told him about my plans for this trip.On the previous day’s hike, I’d put off stopping to tend to a hot spot until it grew into a bloody blister. Going light on water in the interest of speed had burdened me with worries about the distance to the next water source. That and other time-and-mileage-related matters was pretty much the extent of my interactions with other hikers.On my shorter day, I struck up most of the conversations I’ve recorded in this story. I took time to rest under a particularly inviting pond-side oak and stopped regularly to try to identify birds, mushrooms, and understory plants.It was a novelty, reaching camp in mid-afternoon with a sensation other than exhaustion. I cooked a decent meal and built up some good trail karma by helping another crew of hikers clean out a filthy shelter. Because my next day was my last day, and easy, I volunteered to pack out the trash.And if, as I headed out, Jurek had rushed by me, on his way to a night in an RV and a hot vegan meal, it wouldn’t have bothered me one bit.last_img read more

5 actions to get cash fast

first_imgThere may be a day when you find yourself needing a quick buck. Maybe the job isn’t paying the bills like it used to or maybe your kid is needing money for a trip that you haven’t budgeted for. Whatever the case, here are some actions you (or your kids) can take to get a few bucks fast.Sell something expensive. You may have an old cell phone or laptop laying around that you don’t use anymore. Don’t let it collect dust and become irrelevant. As technology advances, electronics become less valuable every day. Take it to a pawn shop or post it online (ebay, Craig’s List) and get some money for it.Recycle some scrap. Have any aluminum, brass, copper, lead, or stainless steel laying around? You might and not know it. You could also check out the free section of Craig’s List and turn someone’s unwanted old washing machine into a few bucks in your pocket. To find a scrap yard near you, check out the iScrap App.Drive for Uber or Lyft. You can earn a lot of money by turning your car into a taxi on the weekends. As long as you have a good 4-door vehicle and a clean driving record, you could be earning hundreds of dollars this weekend.Surf over to Most of the surveys take only a few minutes, and you’ll earn points that you can redeem for PayPal cash or vouchers for such retailers as Amazon, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and more.Return those unwanted Christmas gifts. If you received a gift you didn’t want last Christmas, now would be a good time to find that gift receipt and turn it into some cash. If you can’t find the receipt, a lot of retailers will allow returns even if you don’t have one. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Arsenal send class message to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s side FINALLY lose

first_imgWhile the majority of the focus will understandably centre on Liverpool’s defeat, the win represented an enormous boost for struggling Watford who climbed out of the relegation zone following the biggest victory of Nigel Pearson’s short tenure.‘It’s such an important win for us,’ said Pearson afterwards. ‘But it is one win. Our season has been tough so far, with losing last week and not playing well, we were keen to get a response.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They are such an outstanding side, we had to get our performance right – as close to max as possible – and I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. We threatened with the ball and defended with discipline, energy and commitment. That’s been the message from day one.‘It’s in our own hands, and we have to deliver that performance week in, week out.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal’s record safe as Watford stun Liverpool and end 44-game unbeaten runMORE: Jurgen Klopp pleased to hear Timo Werner praising Liverpool amid transfer links Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Feb 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.9kShares Congratulations on a formidable unbeaten run, @LFC 👏— Arsenal (@Arsenal) February 29, 2020 Arsenal send class message to Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp’s side FINALLY losecenter_img Mohamed Salah and Liverpool tasted defeat for the first time in 44 matches (Picture: Getty)It has been a pretty miserable week for Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s side crashed out of the Europa League in humiliating circumstances, but it ended on a high after Liverpool finally lost a Premier League match for the first time this season.Jurgen Klopp’s relentless winning machine had been threatening to match Arsene Wenger’s 2003/04 Invincibles, but came unstuck in spectacular fashion at Vicarage Road at the 28th hurdle.Watford’s record signing Ismaila Sarr scored twice within the first 15 minutes of the second half and Troy Deeney made the game safe with a cool finish in the 72nd minute to cap a convincing 3-0 victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementLiverpool had also been closing in on Arsenal’s all-time English record of 49 matches unbeaten and were left licking their wounds, despite still enjoying a mammoth 22-point lead over second place Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENTThe demise of Klopp’s side was not lost on the official Arsenal Twitter account which, after initially tweeting ‘Phew’, sent their Liverpool counterparts a classy message congratulating the Merseysiders on their own astonishing sequence of results. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Ashantigold face tricky test in Champions League draw

first_imgGhanaian league champions have been handed a tough draw in the CAF Champions League after being drawn Algerian side MO Bejaia in the preliminary stage of the competition.The Miners will host the Algerians in the first-leg at Obuasi  between 12-14 February 2016 with the return leg to be played two weeks later in Algeria.The Obuasi-based club’s path to the money zone of the competition has been made even tougher by the fact that they face the winner of the match between Tunisian giants Club African and Ivorian club A.S. Tanda in the 1/16th stage should they progressAshGold are keen to emulate Berekum Chelsea who were the last Ghanaian team make the group phase of the competition.Meanwhile, FA Champions Medeama have drawn a bye in the first qualifying round and will now face the winners of Ittihad of Libya and AS Sonidep  of Niger– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Should Puerto Rico Have a Path to Statehood?

first_imgLegislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would place the question of statehood for Puerto Rico in front of voters for the third time since 2012.The last two states admitted to the union were Alaska and Hawaii, and supporters of this bill said it would provide the island with the same path to statehood.There is some bipartisan support for this legislation that would put a federally-authorized referendum on the November 3rd, 2020 ballot in Puerto Rico. Approval by voters would lead to a presidential proclamation within 30 months, making Puerto Rico the 51st state.Should the island nation become our 51st state and why?last_img

Sen. Rick Scott Pens Letter on Florida’s Latest High-Profile Resident: Trump

first_imgSenator Rick Scott (R. Fla) is fighting for Florida objecting to a column mocking Florida. “The truth is, Florida is the best state in the nation — to live, to work, and to raise a family,” he writes. Sen. Scott also says he is glad Florida is getting high-profile resident, President Trump, who recently filed to become a full-time Floridian.Senator Scott wrote a letter to the Orlando Sentinel stating that WE should all be glad when a family or business moves to Florida, whether it’s for the weather or low taxes, and he adds Trump’s move here should not become a partisan issue.last_img

What’s Open and Closed for Thanksgiving

first_imgWondering what’s open and closed during the next few days? Here’s a helpful list:Federal/Financial:-Stock Markets: Thursday: NYSE, Nasdaq, Bond Markets are closed; Friday: early close for NYSE, 1 p.m.; Nasdaq, 1 p.m.; Bond Markets, 2 p.m.South Florida:-Federal offices; and banks will be closed Thursday.-Post offices closed and no regular mail delivery Thursday.-Tri-Rail will operate a weekend schedule. To find train schedules, call Tri-Rail customer service at 800-874-7245 or visit County:Government-The 17th Judicial and Circuit and County Courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-Florida Department of Health in Broward County will be closed Thursday and Friday.-No garbage, bulk, or recycling collections on Thanksgiving Day. Residents of all other Broward municipalities should contact their city or hauler directly for scheduling information.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, and natural areas will be open with the exception of Deerfield Island Park, which will be closed per normal operating schedule.Transportation-Broward County Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule. For bus schedules, call 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) or visit Beach County:Government-Courts: 15th Judicial Court will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-There will be no trash pick-up.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Parks and natural areas will be open.Transportation-Palm Tran: Thursday: no bus service is scheduled, and administrative offices will be closed; Friday: Weekday bus schedule will be used, and administrative offices will be closed.From everyone at NewsTalk 850 WFTL, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!last_img read more

Strong Winds, Tornadoes Could Develop Tonight Across South Florida

first_imgForecasters say we need to be vigilant about the rough weather that is predicted to blanket the area from Sunday into Monday.A low-pressure system located at the surface in the Gulf of Mexico will bring a warm front across south Florida today, along with a good amount of Gulf moisture and wind shear. Another low is predicted to then move above the first one.That will provide enough motion for strong to severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes.Palm Beach County will begin to see what forecasters call an “unstable atmosphere” between 8 and 10 p.m. Sunday. That system will move into Martin and St Lucie counties after midnight.Thunderstorms that develop in an unstable atmosphere have the potential to develop rotating updrafts capable of producing a quick tornado spin-up, strong damaging winds and frequent lightning.The tornado threat appears to be maximized in our area between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. As a cold front reaches the region, the winds in the atmosphere will begin to turn out of the west, mostly ending any wind shear needed for tornadoes, although damaging winds could still be an issue until around 5 a.m.Overall, most of our area can expect heavy rainfall from 8 p.m. Sunday until the cold front clears the area by 8 a.m. Monday, along with localized flooding in poor drainage areas. Widespread flooding is not expected.A few widely scattered showers and overcast skies are expected Monday, with highs in the mid-70s.Mostly sunny skies are expected on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with highs in the low 70s Tuesday and upper 70s Wednesday.last_img read more