New Holy Ghost! Single “Dumb Disco Ideas”

first_imgBrooklyn duo Holy Ghost! are preparing to release their follow-up to 2011′s self-titled debut.  Their sophomore effort, Dynamics (no release date), shows the band bringing those deep, disco-pop grooves back for another go around. The album will be released on DFA Records (co-founded by LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy), which will be celebrating its 12th Anniversary with a huge celebration party at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn on May 25th.Holy Ghost! released a video to their first single yesterday via Pitchfork, titled “Dumb Disco Ideas”, which was taped on a NYC rooftop with an unmanned band setup and Simon-like light setup – remember the old electronic handheld game? It’s a pretty funky track and fun video, check it out below.Holy Ghost! Summer Tour Dates05-18 Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Festival05-19 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory05-20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour05-21 Los Angeles, CA – Dim Mak Studios (DJ set)05-22 San Francisco, CA – The Independent05-24 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge05-25 Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia – Fortune06-07 New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park06-08 Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam Festival06-16 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival06-28 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest07-19 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall &07-21 Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheater &07-24 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park, Brooklyn &07-26 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center &07-28 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion &07-31 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion && with New Orderlast_img read more

Jeffrey Earnhardt, StarCom Racing ink deal for 2018 season

first_imgMooresville, NC – StarCom Racing, who recently acquired a Charter for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, signs Jeffrey Earnhardt to compete in this year’s historic 60th running of the DAYTONA 500, and the rest of the season. This will ensure keeping the Earnhardt name alive at the event for the 40th straight year. SCR’s recent Charter acquisition guarantees the team a position in the Great American Race, where it will showcase its partnership with VRX Simulators in the 00 Chevy Camaro, which will be piloted by 4th generation cup series driver Jeffrey Earnhardt.StarCom | VRX Simulators“I am so appreciative of everyone at StarCom Racing and VRX for having confidence in me and making this a reality,” said Earnhardt. “There’s been an Earnhardt driving in the 500 for 39 years so to be able to keep that streak going for a 40th year means a lot to me and I’m sure a lot of Earnhardt fans are going to be happy to hear this news.”MORE: Driver tracker for ’18 | Drivers, crew chiefs on the moveSCR Team Manager and former DAYTONA 500 winner, Derrike Cope, has worked relentlessly with Crew Chief, Tony Furr, and team to put SCR in the best equipment possible heading into the 2018 season. Cope’s experience and Earnhardt’s tenacity will be a dynamic duo both on and off the track as they combine forces this year.“It was imperative for our young team to have a sponsored driver for our start-up year, and we did have several options. We felt that Jeffrey was the best fit for our team and VRX has already shown the type of enthusiasm and commitment that SCR has both for Jeffrey and for the sport. It will be a very exciting year for us,” comments Cope.“I knew Derrike casually before but I didn’t realize how much he knows about race cars. He’s got a tremendous amount of technical expertise and speaking with him gave me confidence that StarCom has big plans and I want to be part of that progression,” said Earnhardt.VRX Simulators, based in British Columbia, Canada is new to the NASCAR circuit. VRX integrates software and hardware to create the world’s most advanced racing and flight simulators for home and business. Daytona will mark its first race as a primary sponsor for VRX in the MENCS as part of its brand new VRX Motorsports program.“I’m very proud to partner with Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing. We’re here to change NASCAR forever. We’re bringing the most powerful technology companies on the planet to do this,” said Robert Stanners, Founder of VRX Simulators. “We have been working on this for seven years, and it’s finally go time! We are proud to continue Earnhardt Nation and its legacy for the 40th year in the 60th running of the DAYTONA 500, with VRX Simulators on board the No. 00 Chevrolet!”“We are thrilled to welcome Jeffrey and VRX to the StarCom Racing team” says Matt Kohler, President of StarCom Racing. “The duo of Cope and Earnhardt bring experience and excitement for the 00 in 2018!”last_img read more

Celebrating The Life Of Michael Houser With Footage From His Final Performances

first_imgToday, August 10th, marks the 18th anniversary of Michael Houser‘s death at the age of 40. Houser was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2002, opting to play with Widespread Panic on the road until he was physically unable. Though it was a truly emotional time, Mikey showed great strength and resilience during his final days, playing his last show just one month before his untimely death. The founding Widespread Panic member is missed by all in the jam scene, particularly the band’s loyal fan base throughout the South and beyond.In honor of the great guitarist’s memory, we wanted to share some footage from Houser’s final days with Widespread Panic in 2002. Houser and Widespread headlined the first-ever Bonnaroo, where they delivered a truly uplifting version of “Tall Boy” into “Testify” that featured legendary gospel group, Dottie Peoples and The People’s Choice Choir.Widespread Panic w/ Dottie Peoples and the People’s Choice Choir  – “Tall Boy” > “Testify” > “Tall Boy” – 6/22/02[Video: WolfEchoes]Panic brought that fateful tour to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for a three-night run starting on June 28th. Widespread Panic is synonymous with Red Rocks, having played the iconic venue scores of times throughout their career. They now currently hold the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the scenic natural amphitheater. The last Widespread Panic Red Rocks performances with Houser were certainly moving, albeit bittersweet.Widespread Panic – Red Rocks – 6/28/02 – Full Video[Video: Michael Musgrove]Just a few days later, on July 2nd, Mikey played his last show with Widespread Panic. With his days numbered, the guitarist gave fans a memorable performance in Cedar Rapids, IA. You can stream the emotional show by following this PanicStream link, and join us in remembering this great guitarist who was taken from us in his prime.Rest in peace, Mikey Houser, you are loved and missed.[Originally published 8/10/17]last_img read more

Help Others and Recycle at the Same Time

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHere are some ways you can recycle worn out items instead of sending them to the landfill — items like shoes, glasses, greeting cards, and computers.Participate in the Give the Gift of Sight Program, sponsered by Lions Club International, the program makes it easy for you to donate your old eyeglasses and sunglasses to needy people in developing countries. After you drop glasses off, they are cleaned, repaired, and classified by prescription, then distributed.Donate Your Used Working Computer Equipment to Computers for Kids of America, a nonprofit charity dedicated to improving the computer skills of America’s youth. Their donation program collects and refurbishes computer equipment, and redistributes the equipment to schools and children’s organizations in need. With local chapters around the country, find one near you by searching online for “Computers for Kids of America” or call: 973.567.8341 Recycle Holiday and Greeting Cards. Contribute to the counseling of troubled kids by sending either entire greeting cards or just the fronts of cards, to St. Jude’s Card Recycling, 100 St. Jude’s Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. The youth refurbish the cards by adding new backs, and sell them to help support the program. For more information contact: Phone 1-877-977-SJRCRecycle Sneakers and Athletic Shoes – Since 1990, NIKE, Inc. has sponsered the Reuse-A-Shoe program which takes in used sneakers (all brands), grinds up selected parts, then remanufactures them into athletic equipment, such as playground padding, gymnastic mats, and running tracks and donates them to worthy causes. More than 1.5 million pairs of worn-out shoes are collected for recycling each year. Call 1-800-344-6453 for drop-off locations or get the mailing address at Reuse-A-Shoe.Never Throw Away Books or Magazines Books and magazines and inspirational pamphlets are a great aid to rehabilitation for those who’ve been sent to prison or juvenile detention centers. Please search out a correctional facility in your area to donate published materials of any kind- don’t forget the “early reader” books.Updated in 2014, originally written with information from the Better Homes and GardensAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Free Swimming for all in England By 2012

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe government has announced plans to offer free use of England’s swimming pools to get more people active. Beginning this year the opportunity will be extended to all seniors, but a deadline to extend the offer to everyone coincides with London’s 2012 Olympics. (BBC News has the audio report) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Watch Radical New 3-D Printer Create Mini Eiffel Tower From A Gooey Pool

first_imgThat’s because Current 3-D printing methods slowly build objects layer-by-layer. Not only does that take forever, it also means the finished object is going to have structural weaknesses built in — the layers can slip and slide against each other.CLIP creates a solid object. It uses light and oxygen to turn a mechanical printing process into a photochemical one. This new process fires bursts of light and oxygen through a tiny window — only microns across — the size of two or human cells.The light hardens resin, the oxygen keeps it from hardening. A careful, high-speed balance between when the printer uses light and when it uses oxygen allows it to craft intricately detailed objects. On top of that, the finished objects are all in one piece, not simply stacked layers that could result in tiny sharp edges.And, as the company video shows, the finished object appear to rise out of a pool of goo.(WATCH the video, showing the creation of a mini Eiffel Tower, below) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWatching a 3-D printer crank out its product, layer upon layer, can be like watching paint dry.But a radical new process promises 3-D printing speeds 25 to 100 times faster — and it’s more like watching a creature emerge from primordial ooze.Carbon3D has rolled out a process it calls “Continuous Liquid Interface Production” — or CLIP. The company announced the new process with both a TED Talk and paper published in the journal Science this week.“We think that popular 3-D printing is actually misnamed — it’s really just 2-D printing over and over again,” Joseph DeSimone, a chemistry professor in North Carolina, and one of Carbon3D’s co-founders, told the Washington Post.Diabetes Breakthrough: Scientists Coax Human Stem Cells Into Making Insulin SHARE the Story (below) / Photo credit: Carbon3D AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Full Speed Ahead at World Cycling Centre

first_img Related The UCI’s World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Switzerland has signed a new four-year agreement with bike components company Full Speed Ahead (FSA).The World Cycling Centre (WCC), which houses the headquarters of the International Cycling Union, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), is a high-level coaching and training centre. Designed for riders, coaches and cycling managers, the WCC has been given the label ‘Olympic Training Centre’ by the IOC.Under this sponsorship agreement, which runs from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2016, FSA will provide the WCC with handlebars, stems and crank sets for the trainees’ road, track and mountain bikes. In addition, the FSA brand Vision will supply time trial aerobars for the young athletes training in Aigle, Switzerland.The first delivery of components has already arrived at the centre, ready for the 2013 intake of trainees and the beginning of the next Olympic cycle.“We are extremely fortunate to have the support of this major international company,” said WCC Director Frédéric Magné. “This agreement takes us through to Rio 2016 and hopefully we will see some of our trainees performing at the Olympics with FSA and Vision products.”Full Speed Ahead, whose European headquarters are located in Busnago, Italy, is one of the cycling industry’s leaders in the production of high range products for bicycles. The company also sponsors numerous professional road and mountain bike teams.www.uci.chwww.fullspeedahead.comlast_img read more

Florida Courts System launches social media to serve judicial branch mission

first_img March 15, 2017 Regular News Florida Courts System launches social media to serve judicial branch mission Florida Courts System launches social media to serve judicial branch mission Not a decade too soon, Florida’s State Courts System is entering the social media age. To serve the courts’ larger mission and fulfill the Court Communication Plan for the Judicial Branch of Florida, the Office of State Courts Administrator has launched social media to reach out to the citizens of the state, provide essential news, and offer information about the work of the judicial branch. The effort will provide information about OSCA, the administrative arm of the State Courts System, as well as highlight the work and social media of other courts around the state. “This is the right time to expand into social media,” said State Courts Administrator PK Jameson. “Courts are not early adopters. We do put to use proven methods to help the administration of justice, and now is the right time to reach out with these incredible tools.” From news released on Twitter to videos featuring compelling stories on Facebook, from job postings and court education information on LinkedIn to photos of historic courthouses on Instagram, the social media accounts will provide content about the work of the Office of State Courts Administrator as well as district and circuit courts around Florida. Those courts are increasingly using social media themselves. The Florida Supreme Court has for more than seven years effectively used social media to announce opinion releases and has itself expanded into other social media. Judges and court personnel have a special responsibility to maintain their impartiality. The social media initiative will respect that duty and adhere to the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct. “Courts as an institution and the people who work in them are deliberative by nature. We don’t rush into anything, and there is a purpose to what we do,” Jameson said. “It is important for the courts to communicate about the great work being done for the people of Florida, recognize the successes of our judicial branch, and make sure we’re providing information that furthers our mission.” Florida’s State Courts System is now on: • Twitter at @Florida_Courts • Facebook at Florida Courts • LinkedIn at Florida Office of State Courts Administrator • Instagram at FloridaCourtslast_img read more

Matig alcoholgebruik stimulans voor het groepsgevoel

first_imgExpress Belgium: Een matig gebruik van alcohol in een sociale omgeving kan een stimulans betekenen voor positieve emoties en groepsvorming en bovendien negatieve emoties helpen afzwakken. Dat is de conclusie van een onderzoek van wetenschappers aan de University of Pittsburgh. Eerdere research had weliswaar aangevoerd dat alcohol kan leiden tot negatieve gevoelens en stress, maar daarbij is volgens de onderzoekers in Pittsburgh vooral gekeken naar individuele consumptie. Er wordt aan toegevoegd dat de conclusies opgaan voor zowel mannen als vrouwen.“Er wordt vaak aangenomen dat mensen drinken om de stress te verlagen en positieve gevoelens op te wekken, maar een matige alcoholconsumptie in groepsverband blijkt ook een stimulans te betekenen voor het versterken van de sociale banden,” merkt onderzoeksleider Michael Sayette, professor psychologie aan de University of Pittsburgh, op. “Het onderzoek toonde onder meer aan dat er bij de proefpersonen bij het alcoholgebruik vaker een oprechte lach kon worden geregistreerd.”Read the whole story: Express Belgium More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Premium sky-high living is looking up in the capital

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