Primus Adds Dates To Spring Tour

first_imgIt’s been a while since Primus has hit the road, as drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander had his second heart attack last year. The psychedelic rock band has played a few times since, however, coming together to support the victims of the Oakland fire, and for a smashing New Year’s celebration with Claypool Lennon Delirium and the Duo De Twang.Few shows have been announced for 2017, with a full May tour now here. Les Claypool and gang will make stops at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Claypool Lennon Delirium, Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, Rock on the Range in Columbus, Iron City in Birmingham, Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville, and Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL, atop some previously announced shows in South America and Europe.Fan Club Pre-sale tickets for newly added shows in Colorado, Des Moines, Birmingham, & Asheville will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan 24, at 10am local time right here. Public on sale will be this Friday, Jan 27 at 10am local time.last_img read more

Study of lizards shows trade as a force in biodiversity

first_imgIt may be a cliché to say it, but the world is getting smaller. For those able to afford a ticket, there is virtually no corner of the world that can’t be reached in a matter of days.And humans aren’t the only ones affected by this unprecedented level of mobility.New research shows that trade is one of the major drivers of biodiversity among lizard species in the Caribbean islands. The study was co-authored by Jonathan Losos, the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America and curator in herpetology at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology; Matthew R. Helmus of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute; and Luke Mahler, a former Harvard Ph.D. student now at the University of California, Davis. It is described in a paper in Nature.“One of the key concepts in the theory of island biogeography is the idea that isolation plays an important role in biodiversity, because the more isolated an island is, the fewer species it will have,” Losos said. “Naturally, isolation is largely a function of distance, but Matt’s idea was that geographic isolation isn’t as relevant today, because humans can easily move between islands and can bring lizards with them. Instead, we chose to measure isolation in economic terms, and sure enough, we found that the amount of trade an island receives can explain to a large extent the number of invasive species on an island.”The study offers one of the few large-scale tests of theories first proposed by E.O. Wilson, the Pellegrino University Professor Emeritus, in his seminal 1967 work “The Theory of Island Biogeography.”In attempting to explain the biodiversity of islands, particularly the variation in species number from island to island, Wilson and co-author Robert MacArthur advanced a handful of simple ideas, including the notion that bigger islands, with more habitats and support for larger populations, could hold more species.As a counterbalance, Wilson and MacArthur said that an island’s isolation was also a powerful driver of biodiversity, with more isolated islands — because they are far more difficult for new species to colonize — having fewer species.Islands, depending on their size and level of isolation, reach an equilibrium that allows a particular level of biodiversity, Wilson and MacArthur found. In the decades since its publication, Losos said, the theory has become hugely influential, but remained frustratingly hard to test.The spark for the new study came from Helmus, who approached Losos with the idea of studying the introduction of anole species to new islands throughout the Caribbean.“The idea was to review the literature and reports from the field and create a database showing how the species richness has increased because humans have introduced new species to many of the islands in the Caribbean,” Losos said. “In essence, this is testing the equilibrium theory in a way that’s never been done before, because if humans are increasing the rate of colonization of islands by new species, according to the theory, we would expect to see the equilibrium change.”In line with the theory, researchers found that as an island became less isolated due to an increase in human-assisted colonization, its area became a far more significant factor in determining biodiversity.“Humans have changed what it means for these islands to be isolated,” Losos said. “And it turns out that, due to geopolitics, there is a particularly good example of this, and that’s Cuba. What we found is that larger islands tend to see more trade, and as a result see more colonization, but Cuba is an outlier because of the U.S. trade embargo. When we looked at the literature, we found there are zero introduced species there. Thanks to the quirks of politics, it’s the exception that proves the rule.”last_img read more

314(b): Beware of oversharing

first_imgUnder section 314(b) of the Patriot Act, credit unions, and other financial institutions, are permitted to share information with one another regarding individuals they suspect may be involved in terrorist or money laundering activities. Those institutions who elect to share information under 314(b) are provided with a safe harbor from liability if they notify FinCEN of their intent to share, verify that the institution with whom it will share information with has also notified FinCEN of its intent to share, use the shared information only for the permissible purposes and have procedures in place to protect the shared information. See, 31 C.F.R. § 1010.540(b).One question that often comes up for 314(b) sharing is what type of information can be shared under the safe harbor. Of course, any information directly related to possible terrorist and money laundering activities may be shared, but what about other types of suspected criminal activities, such as fraud? Information about these types of activities can be shared under the 314(b) safe harbor, but only in certain circumstances. FinCEN guidance in this area can be a bit confusing so it’s helpful to break it down into a few steps to determine when credit unions are permitted to share information about these types of activities: continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Alure Home Improvements Instructs How To Caulk Your Exterior Doors And Windows

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsWhether it’s air-conditioning or heating season, leaks at home can cost you energy—and that adds up to money blowing in the wind. An estimated 65 percent of a homeowner’s utility bill is used to heat or cool the indoors. Don’t let it go to waste. Weatherization is the solution. That means examining your outside doors and windows for cracks around the frames and filling them in with caulk. You might also want to check your attics, basements or crawl spaces for any gaps because they too can be a problem.Thanks to this recent installment of the “60 Second Fix: How To Caulk An Exterior Door In 60 Seconds,” featuring Alure Home Improvement’s chief operating officer Doug Cornwell, you’ll learn the simple steps required to get the most of your caulking experience. Since you’re doing the exterior of your house, you want to make sure that you select the right caulk so it will withstand any kind of weather. Silicone, not acrylic, caulking is preferred, because it is permanently waterproof, flexible, and shrink- or crack-proof. Remember, caulk is not an adhesive—it won’t bond wood together, or tiles to a wall or a floor. And here’s something else to consider: If the crack is wider than half an inch, you might have to get a foam rod that you can wedge into place before you caulk.So, once you have the proper caulk, you’ll need the caulk gun to squeeze it out of the tube properly. Don’t leave the hardware store without it.Preparation is also important. You don’t just apply new caulk on top of old caulk. It won’t work effectively. Use a razor blade or a sharp knife to remove the old caulk first so you remove any mold or mildew that might have collected on the surface. Next, clean the crack with a rag dampened with a household cleaner or rubbing alcohol, or a wire brush. Then wipe the area with a clean cloth because you want to make sure that the surface is clean, dry and free of grease, dirt and dust before you begin to caulk.Okay, now you’re ready to caulk, and this is where Cornwell comes in with his expertise to improve your technique.“When you’re opening a tube of caulking,” Cornwell says, “you want to make the smallest hole possible at the end of the tip.”As Cornwell puts it:  “Less is more.” How wide a hole you need depends on the width of the crack, of course. But a professional-looking bead, which is what a line of caulk is called, begins with the properly sized opening. A cut near the tip produces a thin bead, a cut further down the nozzle yields a thick bead.Next, you’ll have to break an inner seal on the silicone tube before you insert the tube into the caulk gun. Take a stiff metal wire or a similar-sized object like a nail and poke it through the tip until you feel it break the seal. Many caulk guns come with just the right sharp tool for this function. Cornwell shows how it’s normally folded along the gun when it’s not needed.And there’s a thin rod that’s part of the caulking gun about the size of a 10-penny nail [?] and insert that through the tip to free the passageway, to make sure the caulk can travel freely… from the tube to the tip…Once you’re sure the caulk will flow freely, insert the tube of caulking into the gun and squeeze the trigger a couple of times so the small metal plate attached to the rod advances into the flat bottom of the tube and begins to exert pressure.“Make sure it’s snug and ready to go,” Cornwell says. You should be able to see the caulk fill the tip and be ready to emerge.Caulking novices might want to practice on cardboard first, but not Doug Cornwell, he’s an old pro, and he goes right to work.“One thing you want to keep in mind when you’re caulking, whether you’re caulking a door, a window, or even a wine bottle, you want to keep constant, even pressure,” he advises.“As hard as you squeeze is as fast as you want to move,” Cornwell says. “If you want to squeeze very hard, you have to move very fast. It’s got to be tempo: tempo, tempo, tempo!”For a doorway or window frame, he says, “You always start at the top corner and work your way down.”Hold the caulk gun at a 45-degree angle and press the tip right into the corner. Then start squeezing the trigger as you slide the tip downward, making sure the flow produces a nice, constant bead of caulk.Steady as it goes is the key. Watch Cornwell as he keeps the pressure even, and the caulk flowing out smoothly. He follows along, bending when necessary to maintain the proper angle.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsNext comes what the experts call “tooling,” which means smoothing the bead. This step is just as vital to the task and should not be skipped. Cornwell recommends taking a paper towel, dampening it with a little bit of water. Then moisten your fingertip, which turns out to be the perfect “tooling” device here, and run your finger very lightly over the bead.“Go over the caulk to make sure it bridges both surfaces and the crack is filled,” Cornwell says.When you’re confident the crack is “caulked,” then use the damp paper towel to wipe the excess residue off your finger.And there you have it.last_img read more

Early data on Moderna vaccine is exciting, but will sore loser Trump throw a wrench in distribution?

first_imgThe Biden administration needs to be able to hit the ground running on vaccine distribution—lives depend on it.“Of course it would be better if we could start working with them,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN’s State of the Union, comparing it to passing the baton in a relay race: “You don’t want to stop and then give it to somebody,” he said. “You want to just essentially keep going.” Trump’s extended refusal to admit the reality of his loss threatens that.- Advertisement – “We need to be talking to them as quickly as possible,” Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said on Meet the Press. “It’s great to have a vaccine, but vaccines don’t save lives: vaccinations save lives. And that means you’ve got to get that vaccine into people’s arms all over this country. It’s a giant logistical project.” Having that giant logistical project administered by the Biden administration, at least after the first month, will be a huge benefit for the nation. But Trump could throw a wrench into the process, and that’s just the kind of thing he’d enjoy doing. Moderna’s vaccine does have one significant logistical advantage over Pfizer’s. While it too needs to be stored at cold temperature, there’s a significant difference in how cold: minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit for Moderna, and minus 94 Fahrenheit for Pfizer. Moderna’s vaccine can also be refrigerated for 30 days and left at room temperature for 12 hours. That will make distribution easier, though other vaccines are in trials that don’t require refrigeration at all, and that require only one dose instead of two.- Advertisement – Good news is on the way, medically and politically. We need to hunker down, keeping ourselves and others safe through the coming dark, difficult months, and get through to the other side.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bolt increased the number of users by 42% in the summer season

first_imgBolt noted so increase in the number of users by as much as 42% at the level of the whole of Croatia, that is, all 8 cities in which the platform is currently available – Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Pula, Šibenik and Osijek. In Zagreb, there is a noticeable increase in the number of rides by 40% and it is expected that the upward trend will continue until the end of the year, here from Bolt. Zadar, Split, Rijeka, Dubrovnik and Pula have a 55% increase in driving compared to the same period from June to August last year. While Zadar and Rijeka stand out as the leaders of the trend, and if we single them out, they show an increase in the number of rides by more than 100%. The most common starting points and destinations are bus stations and shopping centers, regardless of whether they are cities in the interior of Croatia or cities along the coast. The list of users also includes citizens from other countries who used the platform during their stay in Croatia. “The increase in the number of rides, especially visible in the cities on the coast, is the result of continuous work and effort that Bolt invests in the quality of service, communication with customers and relationships with partner drivers. We are certainly pleased with the fact that in this challenging and unpredictable tourist season we can boast of an increase in the number of rides in August, during the peak season, by more than 50% in Split and more than 30% in Zagreb compared to August 2019. We believe that we participate in creating a new trend in the city and that the positive growth in the number of rides and new users of the Bolt application will continue next season, ” concluded Tomislav Lukačević, director of Bolt in Croatia.center_img Although this season was more than challenging and different than any before it, the leading European platform for providing transport services on request, Bolt, the time period of the season from June to August ends with positive numbers, ie an increase in the number of rides in Croatia compared to the same period last year. In the period from June to August this year, 19.98% of Poles, 16.79% of Austrians, 14.19% of Czechs, 10.66% of Slovaks and 9.78% of citizens from the United Kingdom are among the users of the Bolt application.last_img read more

LPG Shipping Market Brushes off Saudi Arabia Drone Attacks

first_imgThe September drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities that affected 60% of the country’s LPG production did not end up having a considerable impact on the global LPG shipping market, according to maritime research consultancy Drewry.The consultancy attributed the industry’s resiliency to the incident to Saudi Arabia’s stockpile and increased exports from the U.S.The drone attack in Saudi Arabia on September 14, in which oil installations were targeted, forced the country to shut down its key Abqaiq oil processing plant and the Khurais oil field, which took out almost half of Saudi oil production. As most of the LPG produced in the country is through associated gas production, about 60% of the country’s LPG production was estimated to be affected. Saudi Arabia exported 8.3 million tonnes of LPG in 2018 and 4.2 million tonnes in 1H19.The LPG market experienced an initial shock following the attack, with LPG prices rising over 10% in Asia, but they soon fell after an assurance of continuing supplies from Saudi. The country also released their cargo acceptances for October loadings without any cancellations, which further eased market fears. However, Saudi Arabia delayed cargoes to countries such as India, which compelled the latter to seek additional cargoes from alternative sources such as the UAE in light of the increased demand before the Indian festive season.Looking ahead, Drewry said it expects Saudi Arabia’s contract prices for October 2019 to increase over USD 50 per tonne from USD 350 per tonne in September. According to the consultancy, the increase in October will mark an end to three successive monthly declines in Saudi CP rates and will trigger renewed LPG trading activity in the market.Any rise in Saudi CP prices will cause the U.S.-Asia propane price arbitrage to expand, favoring increased exports from the U.S.The consultancy concluded that a rise in VLGC rates could be expected as the attack on Saudi Arabia will push more vessels to move towards the U.S. from the Middle East. VLGC spot rates on the benchmark AG-Baltic route increased to USD 67.1 per tonne on September 27 from USD 58.7 per tonne before the Saudi attack on September 14.last_img read more

Victor Moses faces uncertain future at Inter Milan

first_imgRead Also: Ighalo reveals criticism from Solskjaer despite scoring for Man UtdBut reports coming out of Italy suggest Inter will not opt to sign the player on a permanent deal but could be willing to extend his loan with another year.The reports suggest the Londoners would want to cash in on the Nigerian this summer, as Moses’ contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June 2021, when he can leave on a free transfer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI Forever8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To PlayThis Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet Nigeria’s Chelsea loanee Victor Moses faces an uncertain future as the price tag of €12m exceeds what Inter are willing to offer for the former Super Eagles forward.Advertisement Loading… Coach Antonio Conte reunited with his former pupil at Stamford Bridge and the loan deal signed between the Blues and the Nerazzurri included an option to buy the player this summer.Moses, who arrived on loan in January, has played seven matches in all competitions since his transfer to San Siro, contributing one assist in the process and helping Inter to the last 16 of the Europa League.last_img read more

Walter Moore quits professional football

first_img… turns attention to coachingBy Rawle ToneyWALTER Moore, who will go down as one of the best defenders Guyana has ever produced, has decided to call it a day on his playing career, for both club and country, and has now shifted his attention to coaching. Moore, 35, who has made over 100 caps for Guyana, dating back to his time donning the colours of the Golden Jaguars at the U-15 level until his last appearance for country in their lead-up to the Gold Cup, during the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers.Having played locally for Santos FC, Georgetown Football Club (GFC), Fruta Conquerors, Alpha United and Slingerz FC, the 35-year-old Moore featured in Trinidad and Tobago’s Pro-League with North East Stars and Morvant Caledonia, the USL with Charlotte Eagles, the Kazakhstan Premier League with FC Vostok and Astana FC, and later settled in Finland where he suited up for FF Jaro and AC Oulu.“Well it started for me as a young boy watching football on TV and playing in the playground and I knew I wanted to play football. I guess it was in my blood,” Moore reflected with Chronicle Sport.He said his late mother, Yvonne Moore, was not convinced that he can make a living from playing the sport he loved and pushed him to choose another profession. However, despite not being known for being disobedient to the woman he called his ‘backbone’, Moore ignored his mother’s concerns and stuck with his beloved craft.“I got so much negative feeds from people about how footballers from Guyana never make it and was determined to prove them wrong,” Moore stated, and pointed out that his Mother eventually saw his passion and encouraged him to follow his dreams.“To be honest it happened all so fast! I went from the U-15 national team all the way to senior team, to Trinidad to the USA then Kazakhstan and now Finland, where I’m married and settle with my family. I can say I enjoy it all; met some good people and friends and I thank God for this.”Moore, who is now a UEFA B Licensed Coach and is currently in the process of acquiring his A Licences, encouraged aspiring local players, to stay focussed and “that you can be whatever you want, all it takes is the mind-set to make it no matter how hard it seems.”last_img read more

PUNCHING BACK: Donahue’s last-second goal pushes Syracuse past Duke, into ACC tournament final

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 25, 2014 at 8:01 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] CHESTER, Pa. — Five different Syracuse players touched the ball in a 14-second span.Chris Daddio — who had won just 10-of-31 faceoffs —beat Duke’s Brendan Fowler. With 10 seconds left and the game tied, Peter Macartney scooped up a groundball and fired a cross-field pass to Randy Staats.With three seconds left, Staats threw a pass into the middle of the field to Kevin Rice. Rice, Syracuse’s leading assist man, threaded a pass around Duke defender Henry Lobb and onto the stick of Dylan Donahue.With less than a second remaining, he tapped a shot by Duke goalkeeper Luke Aaron, into the back of the net.With a heavy rain falling on Friday night at PPL Park, Donahue’s last-second goal completed a 16-15 comeback win as No. 4 Syracuse (10-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 2 Duke (12-3, 4-1). The Orange advances to the championship game of the ACC tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m., when it will face No. 9 Notre Dame. The victory avenged SU’s last loss – a rain-soaked 21-7 demolishing by Duke at Koskinen Stadium on March 23.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“After the faceoff I started coming off the field and didn’t even see what happened,” Daddio said. “But that’s just the way we play. That’s ‘Cuse lacrosse. That’s the way it’s always been and that’s the way it’s always going to be.”Just 15 seconds before Donahue’s dramatic goal, Billy Ward tied the score at 14. Staats flipped a pass over his right shoulder around Lobb and Casey Carroll to seemingly no one before Ward snagged the ball and scored the tying goal.After trailing 5-2 at the end of the first quarter and 14-10 with 10 minutes to go in the fourth, it looked as if history would repeat itself.“Since that game against Duke where we lost by 14, we’re a different team,” Rice said. “This was really our first true chance to show that we are a different team. We could’ve folded in the first quarter but I think it showed that we’re not that same team that got beat down earlier in the season.”With 9:06 remaining in the game, Rice scored a wraparound goal to cut the deficit to 14-11.Thirty-eight seconds later, Hakeem Lecky took a pass from Donahue and stuffed a shot into the bottom-left corner of the net to cut the Blue Devil lead to 14-12.Syracuse had life.“We felt the defense was getting tired with the amount of possession we were having, and fortunately our middies have been doing a great job of dodging all year,” Rice said. “They start the defense rotating, and we were able to capitalize on the back end.”With 6:40 to play, Donahue found senior Derek Maltz, who cut the lead to one.On a Duke turnover, Drew Jenkins sprinted 30 yards down the field and found Rice, who found Donahue to tie the score at 14.Duke attack Jordan Wolf went around Jenkins and put a shot past Bobby Wardwell from in close to put the Blue Devils back up, 15-14, with just over three minutes to go.Fowler, one of the top faceoff specialists in NCAA history, won the ensuing faceoff, but the Syracuse defense caused a turnover before Ward’s tying goal.“It just shows how much character and how much poise we have,” Daddio said. “I’d like to have that against any team, but it definitely is an addition being Duke.” Commentslast_img read more