Greensky Bluegrass Releases 9+ Minute Studio “Courage For The Road” From Upcoming Album [Listen]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass is gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album, All For Money, due out on January 18th, 2019 via the band’s own label, Big Blue Zoo Records. Today, the jamgrass quintet has shared a fourth track, “Courage for the Road”, from the upcoming album.Related: Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Guests, Debuts New LP Title Track In NYE Blowout [Photos/Full Audio]As the press release notes,Possessed by chaotic melodies and expert rapid-fire instrumentation, the track gives listeners but a taste of what to expect from these titans at one of their legendary live shows. “Courage For The Road” is Greensky Bluegrass at their most enthused, as lyrics situated at an emotional crossroad are set ablaze by an elated jam session that illustrates just how much passion and energy they possess.The follow up to 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, the new twelve-track record was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC alongside co-producers Dominic John Davis (Jack White’s longtime bassist) and Glenn Brown.Listen to the 9+ minute recording of “Courage for the Road” here:This month, Greensky Bluegrass will kick off an extended winter tour with special guests Circles Around The Sun, Billy Strings, and Cris Jacobs Band, with stops at famed venues across the country including The Ryman Auditorium, The Beacon Theatre, The Anthem, The Tabernacle, and more. Head to the band’s website for more information.last_img read more

Mott Hall scholars return to Harvard for second year

first_imgMore than 70 sixth grade scholars and teachers from Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brooklyn recently spent the day exploring Harvard University and talking with faculty, students and staff about a variety of topics.“We learned about segregation and the Children’s Crusade in 1963,” said 12 year old Kamora Thompson. “It was really powerful and cool. I didn’t know about that before. That was definitely my favorite part of the day.”Other students were fascinated to learn about what different kinds of engineers can do. “There are all sorts of different kinds of engineering – civil and electrical and other kinds too. We learned a little about different kinds of jobs and things we can do when we grow up,” said 13-year-old Jahson Thomas.Still others liked seeing the Zebrafish in the BioLabs. “It was see-through. It was amazing. I saw its heart!” exclaimed 11-year-old Jatiayah Stevenson.This is the second year scholars from Mott Hall traveled to Cambridge. Last year more than 200 students toured Harvard to learn about the various things a University can offer, and prove that college is possible. They came as a result of an extensive Humans of New York fundraiser.last_img read more

Report finds Queensland’s newest coal plants are among least reliable in Australia

first_imgReport finds Queensland’s newest coal plants are among least reliable in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Queensland’s newest and most ‘modern’ coal-fired generators have ranked amongst some of Australia’s least reliable, in a new assessment that raises yet more questions around the judgement of the Morrison government, which is pushing for a new coal plant in Queensland’s north.The Australia Institute says in a new report that there were 93 unplanned outages across Queensland gas and coal generators across 2018 and 2019, which accounted for more than 40 per cent of all unplanned outages across the entire National Electricity Market.The report, the latest in a series of assessments that track outages at Australia’s thermal generators, found that Queensland’s worst performer in terms of reliability was the modern ‘high efficiency, low emission’ (HELE) plant at Kogan Creek, with 13 unplanned outages over the period at its single generating unit, which is the largest unit in the country.The ageing Gladstone and Stanwell power stations recorded higher overall outages during the two year period; the Gladstone power station recorded 19 unplanned outages across its six generator units, and Stanwell recorded 18 outages across its four generator units.Three additional ‘supercritical’ black coal generators that were all built within the last 20 years – the 850MW Millmeran power station which was completed in 2002, the 810MW Callide power station built in 2001 and the 443MW Tarong North power station, which was commissioned in 2003 – rounded out the top ten in terms of Queensland’s least reliable thermal generators, recording 17 outages between them. The report found that while Queensland is host to around one-third of the National Electricity Market’s fossil-fueled generation capacity, it suffered 41 per cent of all outages.“It comes as no surprise that Queensland’s newest coal power stations are also its more unreliable, the Australia Institute’s climate and energy program director Richie Merzian said. “These new so-called ‘high-efficiency, low-emissions’ coal power stations in Queensland are all hype and spin. Our research shows that in reality, they ought to be dubbed ‘high emissions, low reliability’ stations for their high pollution levels and high breakdown numbers.”[Michael Mazengarb]More: Newest coal generators rank amongst Australia’s worst for reliabilitylast_img read more

Achievement is a moving benchmark

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: Details Training in martial arts isn’t easy. Same with any other sport or activity. Beginners think, “wow, everyone is so far ahead of me…how could I ever do that?”As a reader of this blog, you gain valuable insight into my secret life…a martial arts student and instructor. I’ve trained for, let’s just say, a while.Progress in Life & TrainingDuring my time at the karate school, many students have come through the dojo. Some still train today. Others moved on to different phases (and places) in their life. Most thrilling is welcoming past students back after extended absences due to school, work, or family.In all of these scenarios, there is a continual challenge of improvement. What do I mean? Well, when you’re doing a thing for a while, you are immersed in it. You gain skills at a nice rate. It feels good.But then you stop for a long period. “No problem,” you think. “I’ll just get back in the swing of things; I know this stuff!” Except, we all know it’s harder than that.What you remember as simple isn’t quite so anymore. But you’re committed! You train hard and help regain your previous skills, perhaps even with a deeper understanding. Good for you!Sure, these are the seeds of a longer discussion, but today I want to focus on what I call the moving benchmark.As You Improve, So Do OthersThe benchmark challenge emerges for individuals both new and long-term.One recent karateka, as students of martial arts are referred, asked a great question a few months into their training:“Sensei, how can I become as skilled as the high ranking instructors here? Every time I gain a new insight, they show me another way in which I’m just a beginner.”Sound familiar? Hint: This isn’t solely about karate.As you get better, at anything, and you are (really!), those with more experience are as well. You are working towards a moving benchmark. While you train and learn, your teachers get better, too.Avid readers know what happens now. It’s time to relate to credit unions!Improvements & Your Credit UnionThat’s a mighty fine marketing strategy you’ve got there. As is your website; the team should be proud. And your member referral program is stellar!Of course, yours is not the only credit union working on making each area better. Another looks to the same improvements, yet has an additional 25 years upon which to build.As we tell our students at our dojo:“It’s not about how long it took to finally start training. You started. And you’re here now. That’s what matters.”Emulate the ExpertsEven Olympic champions look up to someone. It’s how we all work together to improve.Don’t be discouraged if the expert looks like an expert. That’s literally the point!Continuous GrowthEmbrace our karate school ideals of continuous growth and replicate what works.We also encourage learning from those both junior and senior to you. Just because they’re a white belt doesn’t mean a Black Belt can’t learn from them!For you, that means looking to your competition, whether that’s a fellow credit union or regional/national banks. Then remember you’re not competing with credit unions! You can all learn together!In the martial arts, we use the opponent’s strength to our own advantage.While sweeping your competition onto the mat may be an untenable act, observe their “movements” (actions, strategies, etc.) and discuss internally how a similar approach might work within your own institution.The road to Black Belt is a long and challenging one. Also, it never ends. Who says it’s any different for credit union success?last_img read more

Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgTwiston-Davies’ Ballyandy heads the weights in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.Second to Sceau Royal, who has franked the form since, in the Welsh Champion Hurdle on his first run of the campaign, he is giving upwards of 8lb to all his rivals.They include Alan King’s pair Edwardstone and Harambe, Tom Lacey’s Sebastopol, Paul Nicholls’ Thyme White and Sir Psycho and the sole Irish runner Tudor City.Ellison’s Cormier, Dan Skelton’s Proschema and the Olly Murphy duo of Hunters Call and Strong Glance are others fancied in a strong heat.Colin Tizzard’s promising The Big Breakaway is scheduled to have his first run over fences in the opening Novices’ Chase. Defi Du Seuil faces five rivals as his bids for a second win in Cheltenham’s Shloer Chase.Philip Hobbs’ stable star is reappearing after a mysterious flop in the Queen Mother Champion Chase in March when it appeared he had been left with little more than a penalty kick following the late withdrawals of Altior and Chacun Pour Soi.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Riders Onthe Storm, so impressive in the Ascot Chase but a faller in the Ryanair, is yet another Grade One winner in attendance.Brian Ellison’s Forest Bihan reappears for the first time since winning last season’s Old Roan Chase at Aintree, with injury keeping him off the track, while Harry Whittington’s Rouge Vif is back at Cheltenham after an impressive win in a handicap last month.Duc Des Genievres, the Arkle winner in 2019 who is having his first run for Paul Nicholls, completes the field.- Advertisement – However, in just about the only disappointment for the now-retired jockey Barry Geraghty during the 2020 Festival, Defi Du Seuil never looked like winning at any stage and was only fourth to Politologue.Previously last season, Defi Du Seuil had won Sunday’s race – beating Politologue – the Tingle Creek and the Clarence House, taking his Grade One tally over hurdles and fences to seven.He faces last year’s impressive Arkle winner Put The Kettle On, from Henry de Bromhead’s yard, who won at this meeting 12 months ago and never ran again before the Festival.- Advertisement –last_img read more

In the socks of our tourism half the money than the Austrians, and why ?!

first_imgAustria, which has only twice as many inhabitants as “our beautiful country”, and which has no sea but only many, many mountains and plateaus, earns 22,7 billion euros a year from tourism! Of which 12,7 billion euros in the winter. And Croatia, which has the sea and Dubrovnik and Split and the islands untouched as if born of a “smart” mother, and also has Pula and Istria, brags at all bells that it puts in the state “sock” of the sun, ice cream, comfort and the sea all in all 9, 5 billion euros! And that is our limit! Published by: Gordana Igrec / published and transferred with permission from the portal Young people would say: sometimes it is “less – more”. But young people have left and are leaving. And no one listens to them. And the old ones, disappointed with the reality, turned a deaf ear to everything. Now I no longer know if any of those in charge “hear” these figures that resonate and embarrass us. While the whole column of cars after the “craziest night of the year” is heading towards the mountains with euros in their pockets, leaving behind deserted islands, sadly deserted sea and singing Istria and Dalmatia. When will this country get a ruling set that will know what and how with our mare nostrum, our coast, apartments, hotels, untouched nature, our delicacies, music and culture. While “dindrlica” is being promoted in Austria, who wears Split’s civic costume or sopila in Istria attracts tourists and knows how to cash in on it? This is not about predation, but about how we can appreciate this piece of land where we all found ourselves at the same time? How do we treat our natural and cultural heritage? And don’t we shout out loud, don’t we recite and dig into our chests just to cover up how we actually care a little (care) about our heritage, tradition, our nature, and everything we’ve inherited from our history attached? And what needs to be nurtured, presented and finally fertilized financially. Without such a worldview, the fact that 20 percent of GDP comes from tourism will not help us. At the same time, our mouths are full of tourist feats. While all the time we throw sand in the eyes of the inhabitants of this afflicted state or, like politicians, we push our heads into the sand like ostriches. Avoiding the problem. Photo: Hallstatt, Austria / Photo: Mostly looking for masseurs, beauticians, physiotherapists who will work for secured accommodation and food while skiing for a salary of up to 1 euros. In Switzerland, for example, where the share of tourism in GDP is 900 to 7 skis, and their income is alongside Austria, which means that it surpasses Croatia. While in our country the share of tourism in GDP is 77 percent, and our income “limps” for the Alpine country, with which we have been in a political marriage for centuries – Austria. It is obvious that mathematics does not go to the minds of our politicians, and they do not cope well with numbers or percentages when they do not “darken their eyes” on these statistics, which say more than all the words that everyone in our country takes lightly anyway. razmeću.center_img Photo: A country that has the coast and the sea as a God-given day and that could share these beauties with others in a way that secures a place under the sun so that it becomes a recognizable and popular tourist destination during 365 days of the year experiences ecstasy with only a few confessions of the world for her beauty or service or the occasional reportage. No, we are not as humble as we react. And why do Austrians already open the season for hunting seasonal workers in hotels in September or October? We just don’t know how our neighbors shared the crown and crust of bread with us! Even today, after exactly 100 years have passed since we separated, we are left with bread with seven crusts, and the heirs of the Habsburg monarchy – the Austrians “kajzerice, buns, butter and marmalade”. It seems that the “beans” fell to our detriment and that we got the thick end of it. We could also talk about our mentality, and say: “How are we better servants than masters!” Because, how else to comment that we do not know or do not want to use “heavenly beauty” for the betterment of all inhabitants of Dalmatia, Istria and the whole of Croatia? Some forever. It’s all the fault – GDP! Is it?! “Let’s go girls, let’s go boys, students, pupils, policemen! To the mountains, because there is no winter there “is the refrain of the song of the White Button, which is still happily sung today. Soon, everyone in line in Lijepa naša will start chanting this refrain, crossing the border after skiing to neighboring Slovenia, Austria, Italy or the Czech Republic or Switzerland and France, as well as to nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, after the Christmas and New Year holidays. On the mountains to our natural beauties that surround the sea, to tourism throughout the year we are, it is clear as light – forgotten.last_img read more

Arsenal team news: Mikel Arteta makes four changes as Aubameyang and Lacazette both start

first_imgArteta will hope for victory (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Mikel Arteta has made four changes to his Arsenal side after their win over Sheffield United, starting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette against Norwich. Centre-back David Luiz passed a fitness test to start, with Bukayo Saka having to settle for a bench after celebrating his new deal. Hector Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Aubameyang and Reiss Nelson have all come into the starting XI, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, Nicolas Pepe and Saka dropping out.Cedric Soares has returned to the match day squad but there is no room for Mesut Ozil.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal had endured a tough return to action with back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Brighton but bounced back with a win over Southampton before booking their spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup by beating Sheffield United.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners can close the gap on fourth-place Chelsea to eight points with victory over rock-bottom Norwich, although Frank Lampard’s side can extend the gap with a win over West Ham later on Wednesday. A win would see them jump up three places in the table to seventh. One of Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United will likely jump above them again, however, when they face off on Thursday. Norwich are in desperate need of three points. They are six points off safety, with the worst goal difference in the league.Who will win?Arsenal0%Norwich0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Arsenal team news: Mikel Arteta makes four changes as Aubameyang and Lacazette both start Commentcenter_img Arsenal vs Norwich team news Arsenal: Martinez, Bellerin, David Luiz, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Aubameyang, Nelson, LacazetteNorwich: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Trybull, Lewis, Tettey, Mclean, Rupp, Buendia, Cantwell,Pukki Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 5:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link233Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Pink palace’ owner puts Brisbane riverfront home up for sale

first_imgThis home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, is for sale.A LAVISH riverfront home owned by one of Brisbane’s property magnates has hit the market.The property at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, has a 15m river frontage with views capturing both reaches of the Brisbane River.The kitchen in the home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, which is for sale.It is owned by Konrad Lin, who has extensive media holdings and an enviable property portfolio, including the property once considered the most expensive house in Brisbane — the ‘pink palace’ in Norman Park.RELATED: INSIDE TIM CAHILL’S ULTIMATE SPORTS STAR MANSIONThis riverfront home known as ‘the pink palace’ on Wynnum Road in Norman Park is owned by Konrad Lin.Mr Lin bought the ‘pink palace’ at 62 Wynnum Road for $6.8 million in 1993 from controversial Brisbane businessman Keith Lloyd.One of the bedrooms in the home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, which is for sale.The landmark house sits on a whopping 3450 sqm of riverfront land.The four-bedroom, six-bathroom house currently up for grabs at 10 Wynnum Road spans three levels and was designed by building designer Joe Reggi.This home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park, is for sale.It went on to win the ‘Building Design of the Year Award’ for 2015.Features include light-filled rooms framed by walls of glass and a central void featuring Moooi Random pendant lights.The view from the home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.MORE: JAMIE OLIVER’S INCREDIBLY LAVISH MANSIONMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoCrisp white cabinetry and Hermes wallpaper adorns the walls.The top floor master bedroom offers river views, a walk-in wardrobe and a private ensuite.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe.The other three bedrooms all have ensuites.There is also a riverside lap pool lined with Italian tiles, a guest suite with a private kitchen and a climate controlled wine cellar with 1,100 bottle capacity.Inside the home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.The property is being marketed by Judy Goodger and Heath Williams of Place Estate Agents and scheduled for auction on July 24 at 6:30pm.One of the bathrooms in the home at 10 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.last_img read more

Lions legend sells Brisbane den ahead of AFL finals push

first_imgDaniel Rich during a Brisbane Lions AFL training session at The Gabba earlier this week (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)Regardless of what happens tomorrow, Rich and his wife Lauren can chalk the sale of the Norman Park property up as a win, and focus their off-field attention on the renovation of the Camp Hill house they bought back in 2010, or on finding the perfect location to build a new house from scratch.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago Daniel & Lauren Rich, with their son Xander, 2. (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner)Earlier this year, Rich, who is also a Starlight Foundation ambassador, told the Courier Mail that they were only selling the Norman Park house as they wanted a new project. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.When the house hit the market, Rich described the zone as a “parents retreat”, saying it and the void above the living area were his favourite features of the house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenAFL housemates at war01:50Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich has sold his den at Norman Park. Property data shows that the ink dried on the sale of the architecturally-designed, four bedroom house in mid-August, with the property selling for $1.56 million. RELATED: Brisbane Lions star relists den The property was on the market for over a year, but sold just weeks out from the Lions first finals tilt in a decade.The Brisbane Lions will go up against the Richmond Tigers at the Gabba tomorrow night, with the home team currently the underdogs according to the bookies. It will be Rich’s 206th game but only his third final. MORE PROP CON: The hefty price tag attached to fitness queen’s house The property was sold by Place Bulimba agent Paula Pearce. The house is spread over two levels, and has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.center_img The Veronicas buy in Queensland Racing champ to sell Brisbane house Fitness guru sells beach mansion Features include American Oak floor boards, a herringbone-tiled kitchen with matte black fittings and stainless steel appliances, a sunken living area and an outdoor alfresco terrace.last_img read more

Euthanasia referendum: The right to die or a licence to kill?

first_imgStuff 8 September 2020Family First Comment:“As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand. No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.” I’ve never been political but have become increasingly vocal with the End of Life Act looming. If you haven’t read this Act then I strongly urge you to do so.As a specialist geriatrician for the past 25 years I have cared for older people with a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses and I want you to understand why this Act is so dangerous.You see this Act is not about allowing people choice to end their life, decline resuscitation or turn off life support because these are all already legal in New Zealand.No, this Act is about making it legal for someone else to take your life – and at a moment in time when you are at your most fragile.And that someone just happens to be your doctor – just a quick rewrite of the Hippocratic Oath (just that bit about never harming you). Talk about mixed messages for our patients!For doctors like me, it’s a quantum leap from caring for someone as they die … to actively killing someone who may not be dying at all. You see this Act talks about the state of being terminal. But doctors have never been able to predict death accurately. Who doesn’t know someone, given six months to live, proudly re-telling the story years later down at the local pub.The reasons promoting euthanasia are sometimes because of distressing cases. And yes, I’ve lost family and friends to cancer and neurological disease and one day it will be me.  But, no matter how much insurance and control we may want over our deaths, how can this Act be supported when it takes away the legal protection when we are at our most vulnerable. Having control and choice is all very appealing but not when it places our most vulnerable at risk, and bullies doctors into the bargain.In Aotearoa, we already score poorly with many of our social indices for both young and old compared to other countries. Elder abuse currently affects 10 per cent of older people in New Zealand although this figure is thought to be much higher in reality due to underreporting.Dr John Thwaites is a consultant physician and geriatrician and a member of the Vote No to the End of Life Act group.READ MORE: read more