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first_imgRead more on Rolling Stone. Dweezil Zappa has released a new song “Dinosaur,” which features a guitar solo from Frank Zappa. In addition to the posthumous segment from his father, the song is pieced together from old riffs and vamps that Dweezil wrote as a thirteen-year-old musician. The song got the name “Dinosaur” because “it’s in phase with the practice of paleontology.” The new release is presented as part of a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money for a legal defense fund to take on the Zappa Family Trust in his ongoing battle to save his own performance name.The Frank Zappa guitar solo comes from a performance sometime in 1977, Dweezil tells Rolling Stone. “I selected a few analog master solo tracks from live concerts and edited them together to fit over my song.” He continues, “This was a technique developed by my dad in the Seventies. He would collect performances he liked from his live concerts and isolate them from their origin, then pair them with an unrelated performance in the same or relative key, thereby creating a new performance or composition. He called this process ‘xenochrony.’”Zappa adds, “It is far easier to experiment with xenochrony using computer technology. Back in the Seventies it required brilliant razor blade tape edits and ingenious fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants synchronization between three tape machines.”Listen to “Dinosaur” below:In the release of this new track, Dweezil also included a five-part documentary about the process. You can watch the first two below:last_img read more


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first_img View Comments This show is one to watch—if it works, expect to see it Stateside sooner rather than later. We now have full details about the previously reported world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical. After a run at the U.K.’s Manchester Opera House, the tuner will play a limited engagement at the London Coliseum, June 5, 2017 through July 22. Opening night is set for June 20.1977’s Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell. For the stage musical, Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” and “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad,” as well as two previously unreleased songs, “What Part of My Body Hurts the Most” and “Not Allowed to Love.”The show is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.Directed by Jay Scheib, the cast will be led by newcomer Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco, Sharon Sexton as Sloane, Aran MacRae as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, Giovanni Spano as Ledoux and Patrick Sullivan as Blake.The production will feature a book by Steinman and Stuart Beattie, music and lyrics by Steinman, choreography by Emma Portner, with musical arrangements and supervision by Michael Reed, set design by Jon Bausor, costume design by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen and orchestration by Steve Sidwell. ‘Bat Out of Hell’last_img read more


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first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,As of 10:30 am on Monday, Green Mountain Power has roughly 2,800 outages throughout its service territory, down from 12,000 last night.  The bulk of the outages are in Washington and Windham Counties.  In Washington County, about 1,300 GMP customers are without power largely due to the Waterbury substation being down as a result of flooding last night.  The remaining outages are scattered throughout Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden and Windsor Counties.  See www.vtoutages.com(link is external) for updated details. Last evening, rising waters levels put the Marshfield dam at risk, which necessitated the evacuation of residents downstream.  Fortunately, the water level stabilized at the Marshfield dam and we did not have to take the emergency action of releasing overflow waters . Those residents who evacuated are now free to return home. Green Mountain Power crews and an additional 100 2-person crews brought in from out of state are continuing to work to restore power to those who are experiencing outages.  While crews are working to respond to outages as quickly as possible, it may be a few days for power to be restored in some place as a result of the heavy flooding and road conditions.Green Mountain Power is down to 5600 customers without power as of 7 pm Sunday, from a high of 11,000 earlier in the day. Most of the early outages were in southern Vermont, and by 6 pm power had been restored to all but 2800 customers. As winds picked up in northern Vermont, however, outages began increasing, with 3000 new outages in Chittenden county in the past hour.  The heavy rains have significantly increased water levels behind GMP’s dams, reaching levels that are potentially dangerous. At our Marshfield dam, record water levels are approaching the top of the dam. Because it is an earthen dam, water cannot be allowed to flow over its top. We are prepared to take emergency measures to protect the integrity of the dam. If necessary, the flow of water through the dam will be increased, which will result in greater flows of water all along the Winooski River. This action may be unavoidable in order to protect public safety and the integrity of the dam. However, if rains continue to abate and the rising of water levels slow, this action may not be necessary. GMP notified Vermont Emergency Management, the Agency of Natural Resources and other state officials. As a precaution, people living immediately downstream of the dam are being evacuated.  While GMP said it has made significant progress restoring service, flooded roads are preventing GMP line crews from reaching some problem areas. GMP will do repairs as soon as it is safe and accessible to do so. GMP expects, in some instances, it will be at least a day before flooding recedes sufficiently to be able to access these areas. After the storm ends tomorrow, we will do a complete assessment of damage to GMP’s system and determine approximately when customers will have power restored. GMP has brought in an additional 200 lineworkers and tree trimmers to assist with restoring power as quickly as possible. Green Mountain Power. 8.29.2011last_img read more


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first_imgBoard to meet in Tallahassee in March The 2002-03 Bar budget and a bevy of high profile issues and reports will await the Bar Board of Governors at its March 15 meeting in Tallahassee.The board is set to receive the upcoming year’s fiscal figures and to approve them for publication to Bar members. The board will then consider any comments from members and any amendments at its May meeting before forwarding the budget to the Supreme Court for review.Final budget numbers were still being refined as this Bar News went to press. Preliminary figures called for a budget with $29.4 million in revenues and $28.1 million in expenditures. That’s actually slightly better than projections made last year, when the Bar’s annual membership fees were increased from $190 to $265.Reflecting the tight economy, the budget cuts Bar staff by three positions and has no new programs, although that could change when the budget is finally presented to the board.Aside from the budget, a number of other topics will be on the board’s agenda, including:• Continuing debate about an ethics opinion to advise Bar members about advance funding issues. The board has been grappling since last year about what role, if any, lawyers should play when personal injury clients want to get loans from third parties to be repaid by expected winnings in the case. (See story in the February 15 Bar News. )• Considering a report from a special committee on multijurisdictional practices. The board is looking to make recommendations to an ABA MJP commission that meets the following week. (See story, page 25.)• Considering a report from a special commission studying practice issues for insurance company staff and in-house attorneys who represent policyholders. (See story, page 17.)• Reviewing the policy that prevents associates and partners of board members from applying to be on judicial nominating commissions. Members at the February meeting said that policy may not be necessary now that the board no longer directly appoints JNC members.Aside from those matters, the board, which is meeting a week before the scheduled end of the legislative session, will consider any last minute legislative items.The board also will appoint two lawyers for three-year terms on the Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors and one lawyer for a two-year term on the Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee. Board to meet in Tallahassee in Marchcenter_img March 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more


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first_imgWith so much unknown over the next few months, Garnar said he hopes to move forward, not backward. (WBNG) — As the number of coronavirus cases continues to dwindle in Broome County, officials are now focusing on keeping it that way. Garnar also touched upon gym reopenings; he said while the health department has never had to do inspections before, they will make sure to do them as timely as possible to allow local gyms to reopen the first day possible, Aug. 24. At his weekly COVID-19 update Wednesday, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said the total number of active cases in the county is now below 70. He said while there are still a lot of cases in long term care facilities, instances of community spread are down.center_img In addition to case numbers, Garnar focused a lot on school reopenings this fall, particularly Binghamton University. He said if an outbreak were to occur on campus, the county would largely focus on contact tracing and limiting the spread. “A success for me would be that we were able to work with school districts, colleges, businesses, and we’ve got safety protocols set in place knowing things are going to happen, knowing people will be infected, but that we can quickly respond and kind of cut off any kind of spread that will happen,” he told 12 News Wednesday.last_img read more


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first_imgSep 2, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Amid the devastation left by hurricane Katrina on the US Gulf Coast, fears of infectious disease outbreaks have added to the distress. Some of those concerns are solidly grounded, while others are less so, disease experts say.The biggest immediate concern is the threat of gastrointestinal illness brought by the floods of contaminated water and lack of clean water in beleaguered New Orleans and other hurricane-struck areas. Other worries include infected wounds in people lacking medical care, a possible increase in West Nile virus as mosquitoes breed in waters left by the storm, infections from spoiled food, and the risk of common infectious diseases spreading rapidly in crowded refugee shelters.But despite some official statements to the contrary, there is little risk that exotic diseases like cholera will erupt, experts say. And while corpses on the streets of New Orleans are a wrenching sight, they actually pose little danger of spreading disease.Dr. Glenn Morris, an epidemiolgist at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, said the biggest worry is sewage-contaminated water. Quoted in a Reuters report, he said, “Just simply splashing around in the water, if there is sewage contamination there is a risk you could get it onto your hands and get it into your mouth.”The most likely contaminants are the usual culprits in water- and food-borne disease outbreaks in this country, such as Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Shigella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, and hepatitis A virus, said Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH. He is director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site.Some officials this week have said the foul water could spark outbreaks of cholera and typhoid fever, but Osterholm and other experts say that’s not likely.”Because we don’t have a population of people with typhoid or cholera, we don’t expect to see that,” Osterholm said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the same thing in a hurricane-related advisory: “Unless a disease is brought into a disaster area from elsewhere, any outbreaks that occur are almost always from diseases that were already in the disaster-affected area before the disaster struck.”On the other hand, hurricane-related wounds can pose serious risks, according to Osterholm. If someone with a wound goes without medical care for 3 or 4 days, as have many in New Orleans, an infected wound can become serious or life-threatening, he said. That happened to a number of people who were hit by the tsunami in Indonesia last December, he added.Another worry is the likelihood of a plague of mosquitoes rising from waters left by the hurricane. “Mosquito populations are likely to take off dramatically in the next 7 to 10 days,” Osterholm said. He explained this will be a bigger problem in rural areas, where the storm has left behind many pools of stagnant water, than in New Orleans.”There’ll be a tremendous nuisance mosquito situation occurring that will make life very difficult for people living there or going there to help,” he said.Rising with the clouds of mosquitoes will be the risk of West Nile virus infection, Osterholm added. Louisiana has already had 52 cases this summer, 40 of them involving encephalitis or meningitis, according to a CDC report published yesterday.The CDC is working with Louisiana officials on a mosquito-control program in an effort to head off the West Nile threat, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a news release 2 days ago. Osterholm said mosquitoes on the Gulf Coast generally stop biting about mid-October because of an adaptation that protects them in case of frost. Until then, using insect repellent will be important.Hurricane-related flooding brings other health risks as a result of increased contact between people and animals, but most do not involve infectious diseases, according to Osterholm.Reports of corpses lying on New Orleans streets—besides dramatizing the depth of the tragedy—have sparked fears of disease. But those fears are overblown, authorities say.”Decaying bodies create very little risk for major disease outbreaks,” says the CDC advisory.Osterholm explained that a few infectious organisms can survive for a while after their host dies, but the vast majority die soon after the infected individual dies. “The process of decomposition actually degrades the pathogens in the body,” he said. The presence of bodies “is not an important means of transmitting an infectious agent in a situation like this.”Because of hurricane threats, federal agencies have been posting recommendations about food safety in the aftermath of disasters, especially the need to discard perishable food that has been warmer than 40˚F for 2 hours or more. The CDC and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) disagree on one point: what to do with canned foods that have been exposed to floodwaters. The FSIS says such cans should be thrown out, but the CDC says the food can still be used if one washes the can and dips it in bleach solution before opening it.Osterholm said the concern is possible contamination on the outside of the can. “In most cases what’s inside the can will be safe. If you’re down to not having any other food, and you can disinfect the can, I’d eat that food,” he said.So far, infectious diseases have not emerged as a major problem in Katrina’s wake, according to an online report by the New Orleans Times-Picayune today. Kristen Meyer, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, told the newspaper, “We haven’t seen a lot of diseases because the things that put people at risk are being in floodwater and cleaning up after floodwater. Most evacuees haven’t had a chance to go back home.”Osterholm said the Katrina disaster offers lessons for other potential public health emergencies, such as pandemic influenza.For example, he said, “It’s very hard to bring public health services to a population when the overall mental health of the community is so compromised. How do you get people to, say, get in line for vaccines or to quarantine themselves, when they have that sense of despair and helplessness?”The disaster also hints at the magnitude of the problems that a major pandemic could bring, he said. “While an influenza pandemic wouldn’t unfold with such speed, all 50 states will be dealing with it virtually simultaneously; there won’t be 47 other states to help the three affected states. If there was ever a time to better understand the need for preparedness and surge capacity, this should be it.”See also:CDC information on infectious disease risks after a hurricanehttp://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/library/infectiousdisease.pdfUSDA FSIS guidelines on food safety after a hurricanehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_082905_01/index.aspAug 31 HHS news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20050831.htmlSep 1 CNN report on infectious disease risks in aftermath of hurricane Katrinahttp://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/09/01/katrina.public.health/index.htmllast_img read more


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first_imgIt is no longer enough to have just the sun and the sea. Everything that evokes emotion, carries a Croatian story and enables an experience that cannot be experienced elsewhere in the world should be used in branding Croatia. This is the conclusion of the panel ‘We are Croatia’ on the opportunities in branding Croatia as a desirable destination, which took place at the Weekned Media Festival in Rovinj.’The successes of our athletes have increased the visibility of Croatia, and we are further valorizing their results in the CNTB. According to our research, we are much more recognizable now after the World Cup than six months ago. We also have natural beauties, gastronomy, cultural heritage and much more – we need to emphasize everything. Today, people are looking for an experience that includes autochthony, tradition and all the other elements that set one destination apart from others. Croatia certainly has something to show the world, but we often underestimate ourselves even though we belong to the top’, said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board.Olympic, world and European sailing champion Šime Fantela agreed that top athletes are promoters of their country and added ‘Every sport has its audience, while athletes with their name and results participate in creating a brand. At regattas in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, I noticed that our natural beauties, infrastructure and the rest of the offer are at their level – by working together we can do the same here.In the past three years, the Dogus group has brought some of the world’s most attractive sailing classes to Croatia, attracting the crem de la crem of world sailing. This opened the space for future such events, as well as for the quality positioning of Croatia as a sailing destination ‘, said Fantela.It is no longer enough to have only the sun and the sea, says top chef and gastronomy lover Mate Janković. ‘The situation in gastronomy is progressing, it could be said that in our case it is at a kind of turning point. We have Michelin restaurants, a world – relevant gastro – guide, and a new generation of chefs is coming out who are planning to return to Croatia. We published a bilingual Croatian cookbook with 36 chefs, and my plan is to write a book dedicated to taverns and taverns. In addition, we have world-class wines, while our biggest assets in this segment are indigenous varieties. You cannot have the promotion of Croatia without a Croatian product’, claims Janković.In branding the country, it is very important to convey emotion, says photographer and director Hrvoje Serdar. ‘With us, it is very easy to get an emotional photo. We can see on social media that people are taking beautiful photos. They are less and less trusting the filters because it has gone too far. Slowly everything returns to the real photos and their ‘tension’ decreases, Serdar pointed out.Foreign tourists consider us exotic, says Aleksandar Šekuljica from the fashion duo ELFS. ‘They come to us to buy clothes, and it would probably be even more interesting for them to know the story of the Croatian textile industry ‘, said Sekuljica. You have to have a product that is recognizable, agreed Ivan Tandarić from the ELFS duo. ‘Since we are small, we have to be nice to strangers in order to visit us. Different people also find different things interesting ‘, says Tandarić.last_img read more


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first_imgThe project is funded through the ITU mechanism of the Urban Agglomeration of Split, and it has been worked on for the last 4 years. The total amount of the project is HRK 10.007.479,41, while the amount financed by the EU is HRK 8.506.357,49. Also, it is important to point out that the entire network of bike paths and bike routes through the Municipality of Podstrana is plotted in Euro Velo 8 – Mediterranean Route. EuroVelo 8 route seeks to connect the entire Mediterranean region, starting from Cadiz in the west to Cyprus in the east with the aim of establishing a quality cycling route following the principles of sustainable transport and tourism. Photo: Municipality of Podstrana Finally, Podstrana and Split will connect on foot and by bike. Namely, at the end of last year, the Municipality of Podstrana received from the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds Decision on financing the project Sea river promenade and bicycle path “Podstrana walk & bike” in the amount of HRK 8,5 million for the construction of a promenade and a bicycle path on the section of the coast from the mouth of the river Žrnovnica to the sports port Strožanac. center_img The project will build 363 m long bike paths from the mouth of the river Žrnovnica to the sports port Strožanac and equip bike paths along the left bank of the river Žrnovnica in the length of 1610 m, which will be built and equipped in a total length of 1,97 km. Find out more about the whole project HERE The goal of the project Sea River Promenade and Bicycle Trail “Podstrana walk & bike” is to improve and develop the cycling infrastructure within the Municipality of Podstrana, and thus within the Urban agglomeration of Split. The project encourages cycling as an alternative type of transport with zero CO2 emissions, which will contribute to the overall reduction of the negative impact on the environment. The goal is also to build new and equip bicycle paths and roads, connect several settlements within the Municipality of Podstrana and connect two local self-government units (Podstrana and Split) in order to increase overall coastal mobility in the urban agglomeration of Split.last_img read more


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first_imgSince doctors did not know exactly when Sophie Trudeau became virus-free, the prime minister said he would observe another 14 full days of confinement.Addressing reporters from the porch of his Rideau Cottage residence in Ottawa, Trudeau noted that workers across Canada had discovered that they can do an “awful lot of work via telephone, via video conferences — and that’s exactly what I am doing.”The prime minister has been in self-isolation since his wife tested positive for the coronavirus on March 12 following a trip to London. She announced Saturday that her physicians had pronounced her cured, giving her a green light to return to normal life. Topics : Justin Trudeau said his wife had taken their children to Harrington Lake, just northwest of Ottawa, the site of a summer residence and official retreat for Canadian prime ministers. Trudeau also announced new financial measures to help vulnerable Canadians — particularly children and the aged — hard hit by the side-effects of the coronavirus. Asked at the news conference whether he might call on Canada’s armed forces to help enforce officially imposed travel curbs, Trudeau said he had no plans to do so for now.Separately, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, called on Canadians returning to their country to strictly respect the 14 days of confinement imposed by the government. She referred in particular to “snowbirds” — the Canadians who pass much of the winter in Florida and other warmer locales, many of whom have recently been returning home. As of Sunday, 6,243 Canadians had tested positive for the coronavirus, and 64 have died, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.center_img Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he would remain in self-imposed isolation even though his wife, who had contracted the coronavirus, has recovered. Although Sophie Gregoire Trudeau received the all-clear from her physicians on Saturday, the prime minister said, and he himself has no symptoms, he had been “sharing a roof with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.” “I have to continue in isolation in order to be sure that we’re following all the protocols and the recommendations by Health Canada,” Trudeau said.last_img read more


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first_img14 Tawarri CrescentWITH the majority of Australians set for a long weekend it appears that not many sellers have put their homes up for auction.But the handful of homes that are on offer this weekend should still have plenty on offer to bring out prospective bidders.The home at 14 Tawarri Crescent in the Gold Coast suburb or Burleigh Heads has already had hundreds through its doors in the last month, something agent Sean Smith said came down to its unique design. 14 Tawarri Crescent“The design of it is what’s called industrial modern,” Mr Smith said. The four-bedroom home is not your typical beach pad with its high end interior design combining functionality and sleek style in a way that is very unique. 44 Belgrave StreetAgent Luke Batchelor said that the owner bought the home a year ago and went to work on changing the ageing property. 44 Belgrave Street“He renovated it to the point where it is now classified as a new house,” Mr Batchelor said. 22 Tropicana CircuitAnd inside it features high ceilings, stone benchtops and multiple living areas. 14 Tawarri CrescentCompleted just a few weeks ago by Master Builder award wining builder Paul Harms, Mr Smith said the home had generated a lot of interest. “His finishings are fantastic, people live what they see when they come in and have a look,” he said. 44 Belgrave StreetIt will be auctioned on-site at 10am on Saturday, January 27. Back on the Gold Coast this five-bedroom home at 22 Tropicana Circuit, Burleigh Waters offers a large family home with a fun tropical design. center_img 22 Tropicana CircuitIt is scheduled to be auctioned at 10am on Saturday, January 27 at the Twin Towns River Room. 22 Tropicana CircuitBalinese inspired awnings and an open air timber deck overlook the large backyard pool outside. 14 Tawarri CrescentWith a number of registered bidders, he was confident it would sell when it goes under the hammer on-site at 12pm on Saturday January 27. Up in Brisbane there was already a lot of interest in this renovated three-bedroom home in the southside suburb of Balmoral at 44 Belgrave Street. 44 Belgrave StreetMore than 77 groups had been through the home in the last three weeks, and he was confident that it would sell on the day. Inside the Hamptons inspired home has three bedrooms, granite benchtops in the kitchen and striking polished floorboards throughout. 14 Tawarri CrescentIn just the last few weeks more than 120 groups and at least 300 people had been through to take a close look at the industrial inspired designed home. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “He hasn’t gone too far with the industrial look, I’d say that 99 per cent of the people love it,” he said.last_img read more