The legendary bassist Phil Lesh recently announced that he would be recreating a Grateful Dead performance from 1977, as part of an ongoing celebration for the anniversary of Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Lesh performed with a different group of Friends each night, and there was clear magic in the air for last night’s 1977 recreation.The show of choice was from 05/17/77 at the University of Alabama’s Memorial Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL. The show featured a lineup of Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman, John Molo and Ezra Lipp, each bringing their best for the performance. Opening with “New Minglewood Blues,” the 1977 recreation continued with hits like “Mississippi Half Step” and a cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso.”Thanks to Quinfolk, we have full audio of the show. Tune in below!There’s also audio available from the performance held one day earlier, March 9th, featuring Phil Lesh, Tim Bluhm, Scott Law, Jason Crosby, Greg Loiacono and Ezra Lipp. Dig it!Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 3/9/16Set One: Brown Eyed Women, West LA Fadeaway, Candyman, Dire Wolf, Easy Wind, To Be Free, Going Down The Road Feeling BadSet Two: Shakedown Street, Scarlet Begonias, Box Of Rain, He’s Gone, Rose Of Rainbows, Brokedown PalaceEncore: Sugar MagnoliaSetlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 3/10/16Set One: New Minglewood Blues, Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleoo, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Jack A Roe, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Passenger, High Time, Big River, Sunrise, Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The MountainSet Two: Samson & Delilah, Bertha, Good Lovin’, Brown Eyed Women, Estimated Prophet, Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > Drums > Wharf Rat > Playing In The BandEncore: Sugar Magnolia
Image by Matt Hummel / WNY News Now. App users, tap here to watch video.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says four people sustained serious injuries following a crash Tuesday on Route Rt. 394 near the Chautauqua Institution.Deputies say two inside the car were flown by helicopter to UPMC Hamot Hospital for their injuries. A landing zone was set up at Lakeside Park in Mayville around 11:30 a.m.The vehicle’s driver, James Meuker, 21, of Jamestown, was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital for further evaluation and was later taken to UPMC Hamot for serious injuries sustained. The other occupant was transported to UPMC Chautauqua to be evaluated for his injuries.Currently, deputies say the investigation is ongoing and charges may be filed at a later date.Part of Route 394 was closed to traffic as crews worked the scene. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaFor the past few years, Georgia’s tobacco industry has been like a tired, old man seeking a peaceful way to die. Acres and yields declined. Farmers quit. But the old man isn’t giving up yet, says a University of Georgia expert. The trend could reverse this year.”I believe this is going to be a year to reassure growers that there may be a future for tobacco in the state and that there’s a good reason for the ones left to stay in it,” said J. Michael Moore, a UGA Cooperative Extension tobacco specialist.About 350 farmers still grow tobacco in the state, mostly in the south-central region. There were four times that many a decade ago. But hard times hit. Diseases dropped yields, and production costs skyrocketed.By 2004, Georgia had about 1,000 tobacco farmers. That same year, the federal government ended its Depression-era tobacco quota program at the farmers’ request. It provided price support but restricted how much tobacco farmers could grow and where. Farmers and quota owners were compensated for the end of the program.Farmers now can grow as much tobacco as they feel they need to fill contracts they get directly from cigarette manufactures and marketing companies.The growers left now will likely stay in the game, Moore said. And they’ll grow about 44 million pounds this year, 3 million more than last year. But it’s still a far cry from the more than 100 million routinely grown a decade ago.Acreage is up this year, too, he said, to 20,000 acres, or 10 percent to 15 percent higher than in the previous two years. Georgia growers planted 43,000 acres in 1997, according to the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service.Yields this year may average 2,200 pounds per acre, or about 400 pounds more than last year, he said. Growers can squeeze a profit from that yield.The higher yields will be due in large part to a decrease in tomato spotted wilt virus in fields. For more than a decade, the disease has infected 30 percent to 35 percent of the crop and destroyed as much as a fifth of it annually. Infection so far this year has been about 15 percent, the least in the past three years.Moore and other tobacco scientists with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences teach farmers ways to handle this disease along with other methods to save money on production.Georgia’s extreme drought has stressed the crop, but most if it is irrigated. The dry conditions have helped keep some disease and insect problems down.For the most part, the crop this year is made, he said. Scattered afternoon showers can still help. But a big tropical storm between now and when harvest ends in a month won’t.”It’s been a challenging year so far, and we still haven’t gotten it all in the barns yet,” he said. “But it’s a very optimistic year for growers.”Georgia’s tobacco crop was worth about $44 million last year. It was worth four times that a decade ago.
By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaThe holiday season will soon fade. But the height of flu season is still ahead. It’s not too late to get that little shot of prevention, says a University of Georgia health expert.According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a flu shot in December can still give good protection, said Connie Crawley, a health specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension. “It takes about two weeks for immunity to set up,” she said. “That is still before the worst of the flu season after the holidays.”Anyone who doesn’t want to get the flu should have the shot, she said. But some people have a higher chance of getting the flu each year.These people should get the shot: Health and safety workers Children between 6 months of age and 5 years People over 50 Anyone on a long-term aspirin treatment Women who will be pregnant during flu season Anyone with long-term health problems Anyone with a weakened immune system due to disease or certain drug or cancer treatments Anyone with muscle or nerve disorders like cerebral palsy or seizure disorders Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities Anyone who lives with or takes care of people with a high risk to flu Unless you’ve actually had the flu, she said, you might confuse a bad cold with the flu. How do you know the difference? The biggest tell is a person with a cold rarely runs fever or has a headache. “Symptoms of flu include body aches, chills, dry cough, fever, headache, sore throat and stuffy nose,” Crawley said. “The common symptoms of a cold include runny nose, congestion, sneezing, weakened sense of taste and smell, sore or scratchy throat and cough.”Since either can be miserable, Crawley recommends taking precautions to prevent spreading germs. “The best way to avoid spreading cold and flu is to stay home when you’re sick and limit exposure to others,” she said. “For flu, some antiviral medications are available, but they must be taken within 48 hours after the symptoms begin. There is some concern about their side effects.” If you are sick, wash your hands often and avoid coughing or sneezing on others, she said. Sick people should have separate towels for their use only while they are ill.“Those caring for a sick person should also wash their hands after touching the sick person or anything in contact with them and after blowing their own noses,” she said. (Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
BNP Paribas: Oil losing the economic battle with renewables, EVs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Wind and solar power can produce seven times more useful energy for cars, dollar for dollar, than gasoline with oil prices near current levels, according to BNP Paribas SA.Oil will have to fall to $9-$10 a barrel in the long-term in order for gasoline cars to remain competitive with clean-powered electric vehicles, and to $17-$19 a barrel for diesel, Mark Lewis, global head of sustainability research at BNP’s asset management unit, said in a research report. U.S. benchmark crude was trading at about $55 in New York on Monday.“Our analysis leads to a very stark conclusion for the oil industry: for the same capital outlay today, wind and solar energy will already produce much more useful energy for EVs than will oil purchased on the spot market,” Lewis said. “These are stunning numbers, and they suggest that the economics of renewables in tandem with EVs are set to become irresistible over the next decade.”Lewis coined the term “energy return on capital invested” to explain the economics of road transport. It’s a measure of the money spent on oil and renewables and the differential in their net energy produced when used to provide mobility, he said.Still, changes will take time. “The oil industry today enjoys a massive scale advantage over wind and solar of several orders of magnitude – oil supplied 33% of global energy in 2018 compared with only 3% from wind and solar,” Lewis said.More: Oil needs to fall below $20 to compete with green alternatives
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr During today’s CFPB field hearing focused on arbitration clauses, NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio expects the bureau to discuss a proposed rule that would prohibit the use of arbitration agreements to limit consumer access to class action litigation.Last October, the bureau released an outline of proposals under consideration on the use of arbitration agreements. The outline did not include an outright ban of pre-dispute arbitration but merely prohibited the use of “class action waivers” in financial product agreements. The outline also contained a potential requirement for financial institutions to submit information on arbitration claims and rewards to the bureau.NAFCU will monitor today’s field hearing, which takes place at 11 a.m. Mountain time (1 p.m. Eastern) in Albuquerque, N.M., for any impact a proposed rule would have on credit unions. continue reading »
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Human Services, Press Release, Public Safety, Results Harrisburg, PA – In an effort to help combat human trafficking, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is training its front line Driver License Center staff to notice signs of a potential trafficking situation. PennDOT is working with the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association to help arrange this training for their operators as well, and is sharing trafficking awareness information with commercial drivers who visit Driver License Centers.“I applaud Secretary Richards and PennDOT for their work to combat human trafficking,” said Governor Wolf. “Spreading awareness and training PennDOT employees on how to identify possible human trafficking victims is an important step in fighting this horrific issue.”“Human trafficking has sadly become a worldwide problem and developed into a $32 billion a year trade,” said PennDOT Leslie S. Richards. “We at PennDOT are doing our part to help spot victims and get them assistance.”The training, developed by PennDOT in partnership with the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Truckers against Trafficking, defines trafficking and how victims are forced and coerced into it. The training also instructs employees how to call the appropriate authorities and what information to collect if they see potential trafficking.As of Jan. 13, every transit agency director across Pennsylvania has been trained, and PennDOT expects its Driver License Center and transit agency staff to be trained by summer 2017.Additionally, PennDOT is now distributing wallet cards to CDL holders and applicants at its Driver License Centers, which contain information regarding how to report a tip to law enforcement when suspecting human trafficking activities.Pennsylvania enacted Act 105 in 2014 to define human trafficking and give law enforcement tools needed to go after traffickers.Here are links to information about human trafficking:Blue Campaign (USDOT/USDHS Joint Initiative): https://www.dhs.gov/blue-campaignPolaris (National human trafficking non-profit): https://polarisproject.org/Truckers Against Trafficking: http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation: https://cseinstitute.org/Instances of human trafficking can also be reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1-888-373-7888. March 07, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces PennDOT Effort to Help Combat Human Trafficking
Gov. Wolf: Lead-Free PA Initiative Seeking Input on Local Needs October 31, 2019 Press Release, Public Health Harrisburg, PA – As part of continuing efforts to advance his Lead-Free PA initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the commonwealth is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) through the Department of Human Services to gather input on local efforts and needs to reduce lead exposure in Pennsylvania. With the goal of expanding efforts to have children tested for lead exposure and helping communities expand their lead exposure prevention and mitigation strategies, the commonwealth wants to learn the needs of communities across the state with this RFI.“It’s imperative that we stay focused on work to end lead exposure and eliminate its effects in our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “I am hopeful that communities across the state respond with detailed information on specific needs and efforts so that we can develop a comprehensive plan toward a lead-free Pennsylvania.”Through this RFI, the commonwealth hopes to learn from communities about current needs and efforts to address lead hazards, the capacity to address needs, and where gaps exist to further address lead hazards and exposure. Information requested includes details on the knowledge and experience of communities working to remove lead hazards from child care centers, schools, homes, playgrounds, and other places where children live, learn, and play.In August, Governor Wolf announced his Lead-Free Pennsylvania initiative to call attention to the need for a law requiring universal blood level testing of children according to federal guidelines, and to convene regional task forces to address specific local needs. The information received from the RFI will help to inform the regional task forces and allow the state to provide a detailed proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by the end of the year to permit use of CHIP Health Services Initiatives (HSI) funds to address specific community needs around lead exposure and remediation.While the HSI funds will be an important step in the right direction, state and local efforts to obtain additional funding for lead issues are ongoing. Last week, Gov. Wolf announced receipt of more than $20 million in Housing and Urban Development grants for the state and five local areas to address lead abatement efforts. The state has also applied to receive federal Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act funding to test child care and elementary schools for lead in drinking water. This testing would prioritize facilities serving children ages 6 and under, underserved and low-income communities, and facilities that are older and more likely to contain lead plumbing.“By directly seeking the input of our communities and their partners, and pursuing all sources of funding, we are hopeful we can compile a complete list of needs so that funding, when allocated, goes directly to programs and initiatives that produce swift and measurable results toward protecting Pennsylvanians,” Gov. Wolf said.RFI responses are due by 12 p.m., December 2. Responses must be submitted electronically to [email protected] with “Lead Exposure Reduction Program RFI” in the email subject line.Questions related to the RFI may be submitted in writing to [email protected] using “Lead Exposure Reduction RFI question” in the email subject line. The commonwealth will post answers at http://www.emarketplace.state.pa.us. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Southern buyers are seeking affordable real estate in BrisbaneSOUTHERN-STATE buyers seeking affordable real estate in Brisbane have been driving up the city’s auction results, according to Place West agent and auctioneer, Andrew Degn.“Were starting to see migration from New South Wales and Victoria, and they’re already very auction oriented, so they’re attending our auctions and participating with their normal gusto from down there and they’re seeing our market is good value, so the shift is on,” Mr Degn said.His comments come as analysis from CoreLogic revealed Brisbane’s auction clearance rate was 54 per cent last week — 10 points higher than at the same time last year.At the same time, the numbers showed both Sydney and Melbourne clearance rates fell by 6.3 per cent and 7.9 per cent respectively when compared to the same time last year.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoCoreLogic’s figures also suggested auctions were becoming a more popular in Brisbane.The number of auctions last week rose by 15 per cent when compared to last year’s result.Mr Degn said auctions were most effective with owner-occupier property.“If you have a home — a property someone is going to live in as a principal place of residence — then that market is very strong as far as auction is concerned,” he said.Mr Degn said bidders were watching prices carefully and will hold back until a property passes reserve.“People are attending the auctions, registering, and then once the property comes onto the market, they participate quite strongly,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair