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Yak Attack Covers “Stranger Things” Theme In Jammin’ Debut Colorado Performance [Watch]

Yak Attack Covers “Stranger Things” Theme In Jammin’ Debut Colorado Performance [Watch]

first_imgPortland, OR livetronica trio Yak Attack began a three-night run in Colorado (their first shows in the state) at Fort Collins venue Hodi’s Half Note last night. The group, which consists of keyboardist Dave Dernovsek, bassist Rowan Cobb, and drummer Nick Werth – brother of Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth, and a member in side-project Ghost Note – brought a ton of energy to their set, starting off with the deep groove of “Marians House”.The group is reminiscent of another livetronica power trio, the now defunct Pnuma Trio, with their breakbeat and house stylings, layered with plenty of funk and jazz overtones. Both Werth and Cobb laid down a proper rhythm section all night long, which allowed Dernovsek to showcase his uncanny ability to create live loops and samples while going off on some epic solos via his rather insane setup. New track “Club Hit” (or what Yak Attack is currently calling it prior to the release of the upcoming album) showcased a seriously nice jam in the middle section of the song.Following “Club Hit”, Yak Attack decided to go Netflix on the crowd, as they played their own modified version of the hit show Stranger Things theme song, with all its eery and sinister sounds, which made for some super dark and dank soundscapes, as well as a deep breakbeat groove delivered by Werth on drums.The group encored with “Ahimsa”, which was dripping with funk and something akin to a Disco Biscuits-esque jam segment, with Dernovsek channeling his inner Aron Magner. Very impressive, indeed. With their first Colorado show under their belts, Yak Attack takes on Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver tonight, then finishes up the three-night stint at Owsley’s Golden Road in Boulder tomorrow night.Yak Attack has opened up for TAUK, Turkuaz, Juno What?, and Break Science, as well as played some late-night parties post-STS9, The String Cheese Incident, and Phish out in the PacNW. Dernovsek discussed the Phish after-party in a recent interview: “That Phish show last year was the longest show we had done at that point, but lately we’ve been doing more things like 3+ hour sets with no breaks, doing segue sets, or playing house parties until 6:30 AM. It takes stamina, but the live jam/electronic scene has a demanding and discerning fanbase, and we have always strongly felt the need to keep pushing ourselves musically to keep people happy and wanting to come see us again.”This is definitely a group you don’t want to sleep on. Keep up with Yak Attack via the bands Facebook page.Setlist: Yak Attack at Hodi’s Half House, Fort Collins, CO – 9/20/16Marians HouseRadiantSwingClub HitStranger Things*Song for PhilipIon The SkyEncore: Ahimsa*theme song from the Netflix serieslast_img read more

Professor speaks on miracles in “Last Lecture” series

Professor speaks on miracles in “Last Lecture” series

first_imgNotre Dame, and Fisher Hall in particular, would not be the same without political science professor, Kellogg Institute fellow, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) co-founder and Fisher resident Fr. Tim Scully. Scully spoke Tuesday night in the Coleman-Morse Center lounge as part of the “Last Lecture” series. He began his lecture by asking the audience whether or not they believe in miracles. “Do you believe in miracles?” Scully said. “I think miracles happen all the time. The very fabric of life is made up of miracles.” The lecture was divided into three lessons he learned through important experiences in his life. He explained the division was based on his belief that all good things come in threes. “I’m an intense and unapologetic Trinitarian. I believe not just God, but all good things come in threes,” he said. The first lesson came as a result of his work with local prisoners while a sophomore at Notre Dame. Scully explained after hearing the stories of poverty and broken families from these prisoners, he reevaluated his own upbringing in suburban Illinois. He said the lesson he took away was that life is a gift – and it is meant to be given away in service to others. “Life is little else than gift after gift after gift,” Scully said. “Life is a gift to be given away,” The death of Scully’s father taught him a second important lesson. He said his father’s death made the fact he would also die more real; this led him to evaluate how he was living his life. “If it’s true that I will die, how do I want to live?” Scully said. The University of Chicago Law School and a legal career were Scully’s dream, he said. This did not change until his senior year at Notre Dame and after he had been accepted to his dream school. Scully said he realized he was looking in the wrong place one night during his senior year when he felt compelled to attend daily Mass at Morrissey Hall. It was after this experience that he realized his heart’s deepest desire and God’s will were directing him toward the priesthood. He said the miracle of receiving the Eucharist daily inspired this change of direction, even though he had not been one to attend daily Mass prior to his experience that night. “If I’m going to Mass every day, I might as well become a priest,” Scully said. “For me, since then, the Eucharist has become a beautiful sustaining miracle in my life.” Scully said the second lesson he came away with was to pursue the life he desired in his heart without compromising and without fearing failure. He said there is always an opportunity to learn from failure. “Don’t be afraid to take risks and fail, because failure is the stuff of wisdom,” Scully said. After his theological studies, Scully was sent to Santiago, Chile with the Congregation of Holy Cross. He said when working in Chile he came across a saying capturing his second lesson of learning from mistakes and recognizing one’s mortality. “In Chile there’s a wonderful saying, ‘We all die at least twice in life. Pray that your first death comes early enough that you can learn from it,’” Scully said. Scully’s third and final lesson was that relationships are of the utmost importance in life. “Nothing else matters but the quality of your relationships with God, with each other and with yourselves,” Scully said. Scully learned this lesson through living in Fisher Hall, where he connected with Fr. Richard Warner, superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and through teaching at the University. “I’ve fallen in love with teaching,” Scully said. “How could you not fall in love with being a teacher?” Contact Christian Myers at cmyers8@nd.edulast_img read more

Falling LNG prices turning exports into a money-losing enterprise for U.S. companies

Falling LNG prices turning exports into a money-losing enterprise for U.S. companies

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:U.S. liquefied natural gas producers face a wave of order cancellations as global buyers struggle with growing stockpiles of the fuel along with demand weakened by the coronavirus crisis.All U.S. projects could get requests to cancel a total of 35-45 cargoes for July loading, which is higher than the number of shipments scrapped for June, traders surveyed by Bloomberg News estimated. That means more than half of the average monthly shipments from the fastest-growing LNG producing country could be scrapped in July.At least some cargo cancellations would translate into production curbs that could provide some respite from the global glut that has pushed prices to record lows. Shipments from other global suppliers have been robust despite the warm winter and the health crisis eroding demand as new plants keep pushing supply to the market.Economics for sending U.S. LNG to markets in Asia and Europe have rapidly deteriorated. The Henry Hub benchmark in the U.S., the main price link for U.S. LNG, is now above prices in European hubs. While Asian spot prices rebounded from record lows, they still don’t make U.S. exports profitable.Current forward prices indicate that traders will lose more than $0.70 per million British thermal units on LNG export operations from the Gulf Coast to Rotterdam, and more than $0.40 per million Btu for exports to Tokyo in July 2020, Anna Borisova, an analyst at BloombergNEF said in a note.“Negative profit margins for U.S. LNG exports suggest that cancellations may continue until October 2020,” she said. “Even the buyers that consider both liquefaction and LNG tankers as a sunk cost will make losses if they decide to export the commodity.”[Stephen Stapczynski and Anna Shiryaevskaya]More: U.S. LNG cancellations swell with storage space vanishing Falling LNG prices turning exports into a money-losing enterprise for U.S. companieslast_img read more

U.S. Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Provides Relief in Peru

U.S. Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Provides Relief in Peru

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 26, 2018 U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) concluded its medical assistance mission on Peru’s northern coast as part of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Enduring Promise mission, November 5, 2018. The mission is part of the U.S. government’s continuous efforts to strengthen cooperation and bonds of friendship with Peru through several humanitarian aid programs. For five days, the ship’s crew of more than 900 health professionals, nurses, and military technicians from the United States and partner nations such as Argentina, Canada, and Chile cared for 6,229 patients in Piura and Tumbes provinces. The mission marked the USNS Comfort’s third deployment in Peruvian waters. Comfort visited Paita district in 2011 and made a stop in Salaverry district in 2007 to assist thousands of patients. “Comfort’s visit demonstrates the strong bonds of friendship between Peru and the United States,” said Peruvian Navy Rear Admiral (ret.) Santiago Llop Meseguer, cabinet chief of the Minister’s Office at the Peruvian Ministry of Defense. “It also shows the generosity of the U.S. government. The mission expands humanitarian relief in a region that was badly hit by the El Niño phenomenon.” Pain relief Professionals aboard USNS Comfort provided medical and surgical treatments that restored a smile to Pedro Daniel (see video), a 7-year-old who had surgery to repair his cleft palate on the ship in 2011 and again in 2018. The latest surgery was one of the 106 surgical procedures carried out on board. Pedro Daniel and his mother, Petronila Eche Panta, traveled more than 50 kilometers from Sechura to Piura after learning that USNS Comfort would visit the Peruvian coast. “I couldn’t believe it. God is with my son. With this surgery, his treatment comes to an end. Now he can speak well,” Eche Panta told Diálogo. “I’m happy because I’ll be able to raise my hand in the room to participate, like the rest of my classmates. In two weeks I’ll be back in school, and now they will understand my words,” Pedro Daniel told Diálogo. “Pedro Daniel’s case is an example of relieving pain in a person who doesn’t have the resources to get medical assistance,” Rear Adm. Llop said. “The child was able to heal thanks to SOUTHCOM’s humanitarian efforts to complete his treatment.” In addition to Peruvian citizens, Venezuelan immigrants benefited from preventive medicine, gastroenterology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, and dentistry services. According to a November 8, 2018 press release from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 500,000 Venezuelans have entered Peru seeking better living conditions since January 2017. Health teams provided services in the Juan Valer Sandoval and San Alfonso land-based medical sites in Piura.​​​​​​​ Identifying with the mission “Statistically speaking, we could say the same things, but here Peruvians identified more with the work of the hospital ship, because three of Comfort’s doctors are from the Peruvian Armed Forces: a gastroenterologist, a pediatrician, and an ophthalmologist, all aboard the ship since it left Virginia,” said Rear Adm. Llop. “This allowed things to be different.” Peruvian youth helped U.S. doctors overcome the language barrier, interpreting during the medical mission. Medical students from northern Peru also helped diagnose patients to prescribe adequate treatment. In addition to medical assistance, the U.S. government donated orthopedic and clinical equipment to the Peruvian Ministry of Health valued at $400,000. The donation will assist children and adults with physical conditions and help provide wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and canes, among others, to people with limited resources. Thanks and cooperation Peru was thankful for the ship’s visit, the operations, and the donated medicine. “The happiness and quality of assistance USNS Comfort’s crew provided to citizens and the contribution of the Peruvians who made this medical event possible deserve our deepest respect,” Rear Adm. Llop said. “We are ready to support other initiatives like this.” “It’s about helping people; interacting with them. Helping them while they receive medical care is a satisfying experience. I want to thank God and the [U.S.] Navy for letting me have this opportunity,” said U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Manuel Aponte Blanco, head of the hospital and lab technician assigned to USNS Comfort. Chief Petty Officer Aponte was born in Peru and serves in the U.S. Navy for the last 18 years. “These activities help us because they allow us to train with other resources and give us the opportunity to prepare to support risk and disaster management. We want the United States to know that we are a strategic partner,” Rear Adm. Llop concluded.last_img read more

For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day

For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day

first_imgOver 60 percent of bookings are either guests traveling solo or with another person, while 17.000 overnight stays are booked by guests traveling in a group of 10 or more. Photo: AirBnb According to AirBnb, most guests do not travel far. Approximately half of the booked nights are intended for travel to destinations within 480km. Over two-thirds were for travel to a destination within a radius of 800 km, and both distances can usually be driven by car. Interestingly, in rural areas of the U.S., hosts earned over $ 200 million in June, an increase of more than 25 percent compared to what hosts in those areas earned in June 2019. However, according to AirBnb, accommodation at affordable prices is most in demand. So just over half of the nights booked on July 8 were accommodations that cost up to $ 100 per night. RELATED NEWS:center_img Two thirds of the booked nights were in destinations outside the cities, which is logical, and the focus is on houses / villas with swimming pools. This gives guests more space for their money and more control over their environment, including private entrances and facilities such as kitchens and swimming pools. Namely, on July 8, guests booked more than a million overnight stays via Airbnb, for the first time in more than four months, that the threshold of one million overnight stays had been reached. For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day, which is great news and proof that tourism is still waking up. last_img read more

Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR

Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR

first_img Phil HaighWednesday 15 May 2019 10:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link31Shares Gianluca Rocchi will referee the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)Italian ref Gianluca Rocchi has been confirmed as the man in the middle for the London derby in Azerbaijan, having reffed notable Champions League games this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementRocchi was in charge as Liverpool hosted Bayern Munich in the last 16 and as Manchester United took on Barcelona at Anfield in the quarter-finals.However, it is the first time the 45-year-old has taken charge of a Europa League final.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnusually, despite using VAR in the final, UEFA are not rolling it out across the competition next season, but will implement the technology at all stages in the 2020/21 campaign.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said earlier this season: ‘We are ready to use VAR earlier than initially planned and we are convinced that it will be beneficial for our competitions as it will provide valuable help to match officials and will allow us to reduce incorrect decisions.’MORE: Edu confirms talks with Arsenal over technical director role but wants to focus on Brazil jobMORE: Gareth Bale ‘has shown he can’t play at Real Madrid,’ says former Bernabeu player and manager Mariano Garcia Remon Advertisement Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery will contest the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)This year’s Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea will be the first match in the competition’s history to use Video Assistant Referees (VAR).It was announced in December that the tournament was going to see VAR used in the final, despite not being used throughout the knockout stages.UEFA have announced the officials for the final in Baku and the list includes a Video Assistant Referee, two VAR assistants and an offside VAR.VAR has been used throughout the Champions League this season, most memorably chalking off a Manchester City goal which would have seen them knock Tottenham out in the quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR Advertisementlast_img read more

Chicken recalled due to contamination concern

Chicken recalled due to contamination concern

first_imgNATIONWIDE — OK Food, Inc. from Oklahoma is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of chicken nationwide over concerns that the meat might be contaminated.According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Service Inspection Services, consumers have reported finding metal objects inside the chicken.The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between December 19, 2016, and March 7.The affected products include chicken nuggets, tenders, and patties.The USDA is saying this recall is Class I which is the most serious rating which is reserved for “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”Nearly two dozen products have been recalled over the contamination concerns under brand names such as Great Value, Farmington, and Tender Bird.The recalled product will have the number P-7092 in the USDA mark of inspections on the packaging.The full list of recalled products can be found here.last_img read more

Judith G. Cooper – Brookville

Judith G. Cooper – Brookville

first_imgJudith G. Cooper, of Brookville, was born on August 30, 1946, in Franklin County, the daughter of Russ and Bonnie Tussey Cummins.  She married Lowell T. Cooper and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2009.  Judith enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family.  On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 71, she passed away at Fayette Regional Health in Connersville. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery. Memorial donations can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Judith Cooper.center_img Those surviving who will honor Judith’s memory include her children, Greg Parrett of Brookville, Loretta Cooper of Brookville, Wilma Rapp of Rushville, Lowell Cooper, Jr. of Brookville, Phillip Cooper of St. Leon, and Wanetta Feldman of Hillsboro, OH; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 4 brothers and sisters.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Golden Bears On The Court

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Golden Bears On The Court

first_imgThe Batesville JV Volleyball team improved to 4-0 with a strong road win over Shelbyville. Scores were 25-22, 25-18. Nikki Fox scored 10 points including 3 aces, while Belle Wolters hit all 10 of her serve attempts to chip in with 6 points. Katie Bedel and Fox led the offense with 4 and 3 kills respectively. Grace Sarringhaus had a team high 10 digs to pace the team.In the varsity match we gain saw uneven levels of play which are hurting our chance to win.  Although, in set two of the match we put on a dominating performance of which any opponent would be in awe of…   We served and blocked for a total of 10 out to the 25 points and we backing all that with a transition offense which looked great.  That’s when a 5 minute intermission for sponsorship serving games took the wind from our sails.  We may be a 1-3 team right  now, but are on the verge of a breakthrough… and when we do there will be notice served to all opponents!.Today saw the return of senior middle hitter #20 Hattie Westerfeld who  commanded 7 kills, 4 blocks and 2 aces in the loss to the Golden Bears 25-23, 12-25, 25-16, 25-22.We will face Greensburg on Monday in the 2nd EIAC match of the season  in the dog pound.  JV start time will be 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Chic success for France

Chic success for France

first_img Alain de Royer-Dupre’s filly would have been an easy winner at Saint-Cloud in May but for hanging badly before colliding with a hedge and falling, and she was again awkward when second in the Prix de Diane on her last start. She gave Johnny Murtagh plenty to think about here, too, as she dramatically veered to her left in the closing stages. Her drift started at the furlong pole, but such was her turn of foot she was still able to prevail in a blanket finish from the late-charging Venus De Milo, who did have the winner crossing in front of her close home before going down by half a length. Just Pretending and Riposte had looked like battling out the finish before Chicquita (9-2) appeared on the scene, while Venus De Milo ran a cracking race on just her third racecourse appearance, closing all the way to the line. A stewards’ inquiry was called, but the placings remained unaltered. Royer-Dupre said: “It is quite different to my last winner of this race, Shawanda, because she was unbeaten and this one, she had never won before. She is a great filly and I wanted to try another Group One rather than to go into an easier race. “Her temperament is very interesting because she is very quiet in training, she never does anything wrong, and in the afternoon sometimes she goes to the left. She is quite tricky to ride in a race. Johnny Murtagh did well as she is not easy to ride. He got her relaxed and I told him when he asked her, to do it gently and not to surprise her. “The Curragh is a marvellous track, one of the best in Europe and if you have a good horse to come here, you are sure to show something. She’s the best filly I have in my yard. That’s why I decided after she fell back in Saint-Cloud to go straight away to the Prix de Diane, because I know she has talent. “I’ll never know why she flew into the hedge at Saint-Cloud that day, I think she wanted to come home too early. She will probably go now for the Prix Vermeille and then maybe the Arc. I think she is good on any ground.” Murtagh, who went on to a treble on the card, added: “It was pretty straightforward really. She has drifted out, but she is difficult. She’s done it before. When she drifted out, I let her go because I didn’t want to be carrying anything wide. Seamie (Heffernan, on Venus De Milo) was coming behind me but he never stopped riding. The best filly won on the day. “The stewards’ inquiry went on for a while, but it was never in doubt. I gave her one little flick and and when I did she went left. At the line she really went left, she nearly threw it away, but she won well. She’s a very, very high-class filly. She has lots going on in her mind but if Alain de Royer-Dupre can channel that energy, she’s a seriously good filly.” Chicquita shed her maiden tag in the best possible fashion with victory in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more