Future funk septet The Motet is currently celebrating the release of their recent album Totem with an upcoming winter tour. Yesterday, ahead of their final stop on a five-night Colorado run, the Denver-based collective announced that their trumpeter Gabe Mervine is leaving the band and will be replaced by Chicago native Parris Fleming. The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone), and have a massive tour ahead of them–including a co-headlining play at Red Rocks with BoomBox and The New Mastersounds. Fleming is more than qualified to step in for Gabe, having shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, and many more. It sounds like the member switch will work out for everyone, as Gabe and The Motet have written in the following notes to fans.Read Gabe’s message to fans below:As some of you may have heard, I will be leaving The Motet this month. The last eight years of performing with these guys have taught me so much about loving music and loving life. We’ve become family, and the people I’ve met along the way are the absolute best! The opportunity to meet true music lovers all over the country has given me so much faith in this art form and has been such a source of inspiration. I will be continuing to collaborate with The Motet family all the time and couldn’t be more excited for what this new year will bring them with Chicago native Parris Fleming taking over the trumpet chair for me. All the love to anyone I’ve met, partied with, jammed with, talked philosophy with and shared the stage with along the way.In response, read The Motet’s supportive message:As you just read, Gabe will be taking a break from the road. We’re so sad to see our brother go, but love him and support him in his transition. We could not be more grateful for what he has brought, not only to us as a band and as people, but to the whole of the music community. We can’t wait to see what his talents and heart bring to the world in the future. Gabe will be passing the trumpet torch onto the incredibly talented Parris Fleming. We are so excited about this new chapter of The Motet, as well as future collaborations with both Parris and Gabe. We hope to see you tonight to celebrate our brother Gabe in Fort Collins before Parris takes over full time!The Motet will head back out on the road in February for a massive winter and spring tour. Tickets for The Motet’s upcoming 2018 winter and spring tour are available here.The Motet 2018 Tour Dates2/2 – Crested Butte, CO – CB Public House2/3 – Crested Butte, CO – CB Public House2/8 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theatre – w/Lettuce2/9 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – w/Lettuce2/10 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s – w/Lettuce2/14 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park – w/Lettuce2/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre – w/Lettuce2/16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater – w/Lettuce2/17 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club – w/The Main Squeeze2/18 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club – w/Monophonics2/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room2/23 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter2/24 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter3/4 – Phoenix, AZ – McDowell Mountain Music Fest3/14 – Bozeman, MT – The Rialto3/15 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat3/16 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive3/17 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s3/18 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo – w/The Russ Liquid Test3/22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount – w/Lettuce3/23 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre – w/Lettuce3/24 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre – w/Lettuce4/4 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s4/5 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club4/6 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents4/7 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club4/19 – Charleston, SC – Pour House4/20 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Fest5/27 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock Music Fest6/2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – w/BoomBox + The New Mastersounds
During the opening days of my freshman year at Bryn Mawr College in the fall of 1964, I joined my classmates in a large Gothic hall to be greeted by President Katharine McBride. After 22 years at the helm of the college, she was an intimidating presence, as well as a then-still-rare example of female accomplishment and leadership. In emulation of British scholarly tradition we all wore black academic robes, as did Miss McBride herself as she stood on the stage before us. We knew this was a serious occasion…—DREW GILPIN FAUST, president of Harvard UniversityRead more here:
View Comments The National Theatre’s West End production of the award-winning War Horse will close on March 12, 2016. The show, which premiered at the National in October 2007, moved to its current home at the New London Theatre in March 2009. The original cast in both incarnations featured Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington as Albert; James Backway is currently playing the role, with Philip Bertioli appearing as Joey.Set at the onset of the first World War, War Horse charts the heartwrenching tale of a young boy named Albert and his relationship with his horse Joey, who is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught in enemy fire and propelled by fate, Albert begins a dangerous mission to find Joey and bring him home.The production is directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris and features design by Rae Smith, puppet direction/design/fabrication by Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, lighting by Paul Constable and movement/horse choreography by Toby Sedgwick.The Broadway production of War Horse began performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in the spring of 2011 and closed in January 2013; it received six Tony Awards at the 2011 ceremony, including Best Play.
This winter’s unusually cold temperatures may have people wondering — or hoping — that Georgia’s insect populations will shrink this spring. That’s just wishful thinking. As a UGA Extension entomologist, I often receive questions about what Georgia’s winter weather will mean for the spring insect populations. Some times people are worried that the mild winter will mean large populations. Other times people are hoping that a severe winter will be mean smaller populations. The truth is that insects have been in existence for over 300 million years. As a result of their long history and widespread occurrence, insects are highly adaptable and can survive and thrive in extreme weather conditions. Native insects can usually withstand significant cold spells, particularly those that occur in the heart of winter. Vast regions of the northern-most latitudes are well known for their extraordinary mosquito and black fly populations despite having extremely cold winter conditions. How do insects survive such unpleasant conditions? Most have adapted their life cycles to avoid activity during cold snaps. The Monarch Butterfly migrates to warmer areas, but most insects use other techniques to survive the cold. In temperate regions like Georgia, many insects overwinter either in a protected area or in a more protective life stage. Many mosquitoes, for instance, overwinter in the egg stage. The common, urban-dwelling tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) hatches in the spring when temperatures are warmer and water levels are sufficient. Other insects take advantage of protected areas during the winter. For instance, adult Culex mosquitoes — like the Southern house mosquito — overwinter in storm drain systems. Other insects overwinter as larvae or pupae in the soil, which insulates them from the most extreme temperatures. Insects also undergo physiological changes that help them survive the cold. During the fall, the gradual decline in temperatures and shortening day length, trigger these changes. As the temperature drops below each insect’s ideal range, the insect becomes less active until it eventually can’t move. The primary thing insect have to avoid is ice crystals forming inside their body. Ice crystals commonly form around some type of nucleus. As a result, overwintering insects commonly stop feeding to keep food material out of their gut where ice crystals can form. This reduction in feeding will also result in a reduction in water intake. Insects that can tolerate the coldest of temperatures often convert stored sugars (glycogen) to glycerol, a sugar alcohol that serves as a type of insect antifreeze. This lowers the insect’s freezing point to well below freezing, a condition described as supercooling. When this occurs, the insect can withstand extremely cold temperatures for extended periods. Even with all these adaptations, some insects will die over the winter, but most survive. Georgia snow storms or not, most insect populations will re-emerge in the spring. Local conditions related to moisture and overall seasonal temperatures in the spring will have a larger impact on insect populations than this winter’s freezing temperatures. For more information about insects in Georgia and pest control, visit www.caes.uga.edu /publications.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mizzima:A new IFC study shows there is significant potential for distributed solar solutions in the commercial and industrial sectors in Myanmar, presenting businesses an opportunity to bring down their power costs, as well as their climate impacts, according to a press release.The Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study estimates there are more than 700 megawatts worth of potential commercial and industrial solar projects in the country, equivalent to around 10 percent of the existing electric power generating capacity in the country. And it says solar is now cost competitive with other sources of electricity for many commercial and industrial businesses, providing a viable addition to help diversify Myanmar’s sustainable energy mix.Myanmar needs to provide electricity to more than half of its population who are not connected to the national electricity grid and lack reliable electricity. Power outages are still common. Access to reliable electricity is a key challenge for businesses which are forced to rely on expensive costly, polluting backup diesel generators. The study found that businesses were getting an average of around 10 percent of their power from diesel due to frequent power cuts.“Clearly with Myanmar’s crucial energy needs, the country’s commercial and industrial businesses are looking for near-term solutions to their electricity challenges,” says Isabel Chatterton, IFC’s Asia Pacific Regional Industry Director for Infrastructure and Natural Resources.“ It is clear from our study that there is a big opportunity for businesses to look to solar to help provide sustainable power to meet their needs. Several commercial and industrial businesses are in a good position to take advantage of the fast-growing distributed solar generation sector through private sector-led solutions and financing. “Based on a survey of more than 50 factories, shopping centers and other sites throughout Myanmar, almost all consumers experienced grid interruptions, on average one to three times a day. The worst week in the year saw power blackouts of six to 10 hours. The study lays out the opportunity for the development of distributed solar projects, involving private solar solution providers and financiers.More: IFC study highlights potential for solar to help power businesses in Myanmar IFC study sees significant opportunity for distributed solar in Myanmar
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Omar Allen, Onyx Arroyo (Photo: Nassau County Police Department)Two teens were arrested Monday after Nassau police say the men burglarized six homes in the Valley Stream/North Woodmere area.According to detectives, 18-year-old Onyx Arroyo of Rosedale, Queens and 17-year-old Omar Allen of the Bronx rang the front doorbell at a residence on Roeckel Avenue Monday afternoon.The 46-year old female homeowner, while looking out of the glass portion of her door, saw the men on her porch. Both Arroyo and Allen then went to the side door where they men were not in sight.The homeowner told police she heard a loud noise in the back of the house and saw one of the men climbing out of an open bedroom window.Upon police arrival a description of Arroyo and Allen was broadcasted and a short time later both subjects were located and apprehended by assisting officers in Rosedale, Queens.After being identified by the victim, the defendants were then placed under arrest.During their arrest, police discovered that from May 31 to June 24, Arroyo was involved in six other residential burglaries in the Valley Stream and N. Woodmere area, Allen being involved in one other burglary with Arroyo in Valley Stream.Arroyo is charged with six counts of burglary and attempted burglary. Allen is charged with two counts of burglary.Police believe Arroyo and Allen may be responsible for more burglaries in Nassau and Queens.
According to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic realized in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in the period from January to the end of March, 894.000 arrivals (+ 19%) and 2,3 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. %).Out of that, foreign tourists realized 596.000 arrivals (+ 27%) and 1,6 million overnight stays (+ 29%), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 6% and in overnight stays by 4%.During the first three months, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (545.000 overnight stays), Zagreb (401.000 overnight stays) and in Kvarner (334.000 overnight stays). They are followed by Split-Dalmatia County with 273.000 overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 222.000 overnight stays, Zadar County with 118.000 overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 77.000 overnight stays and Lika-Senj County with 36.000 overnight stays. On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 150.000 arrivals (+ 8%) and 341.000 overnight stays (+ 12%), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Krapina-Zagorje (79.000 overnight stays), Međimurje (39.000 overnight stays), Osijek- Baranja (36.000 overnight stays) and Varaždin County (34.000 overnight stays).In the mentioned period, the highest number of overnight stays was realized from the markets of Germany (196.000 overnight stays), BiH (184.000 overnight stays), Austria (184.000 overnight stays), Slovenia (170.000 overnight stays) and Italy (104.000 overnight stays). (1,4 million overnight stays) and in household facilities (446.000 overnight stays).More than 285 thousand overnight stays were realized during EasterPhoto: Pixabay.comIn the period from March 30 to April 2, ie during the extended Easter weekend, 91.497 arrivals and 285.761 overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Of these, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (61.737 overnight stays), Croatia (40.927 overnight stays), Italy (26.860 overnight stays), Austria (24.303 overnight stays), Slovenia (12.578 overnight stays), the United Kingdom (9.107 overnight stays) and the USA overnight stays).Looking at destinations, most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik (30.355 overnight stays), Poreč (20.560 overnight stays), Zagreb (19.015 overnight stays), Rovinj (16.147 overnight stays), Opatija (12.909 overnight stays), Split (11.790 overnight stays), Zadar (9.727 overnight stays), Medulin (9.666 nights), Umag (9.424 nights) and Pula (9.009 nights). We add that most overnight stays were realized in hotels (63% of total overnight stays) and in household facilities (17% of total overnight stays).In March, an increase of 31% in overnight stays was achievedIn March, there were 450.000 arrivals and 1,1 million overnight stays in Croatia, which compared to March 2017 represents an increase of 27% in arrivals and 31% in overnight stays. In March, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Istria (312.000 overnight stays), in Kvarner (167.000 overnight stays) and in Zagreb (156.000 overnight stays), while on the continent in March there were 54.000 arrivals and 116.000 overnight stays, of which most overnight stays were in Krapina-Zagorje , Osijek-Baranja and Međimurje counties.The director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Kristjan Staničić, emphasized that the results were the result of numerous promotional activities, as well as excellent preparations for the season. “The results achieved during the first three months of this year, as well as the results achieved during the Easter weekend, confirm our announcements of a good tourist year. Our goal is to maintain positive trends during the pre-season, ie during April, May and June, so at the level of the first half of the year we expect a cumulative growth of tourist traffic of 10 to 15 percent. In order to realize the above, we will continue with the implementation of key marketing and PR activities in emitting markets, as well as with quality relations with key partners, ie tour operators and airlines, which confirm the growth of demand for Croatian destinations and announce the introduction of numerous new airlines.” Stanicic said, adding that he was pleased that distant markets such as the United States or Korea had made a significant contribution during the first three months.
Northern Ireland defender Daniel Lafferty is preparing to face some of the world’s best attacking talent this week and hopes for more of the same with Burnley next season. Michael O’Neill’s side take on Uruguay in Montevideo on Friday, pitting Lafferty and company against a side missing the injured Luis Suarez but led by Paris St Germain star Edinson Cavani, before heading to Chile – to face the likes of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez – on June 4. With both opponents making their final tune-ups for the World Cup it promises to be a tough ask of a depleted Northern Ireland, but Lafferty is eager to meet it head on. “I’ll be pinching myself when I do. To walk out at Old Trafford or Anfield would be unbelievable considering where I was three years ago. “It will be an amazing experience to get the chance of playing in those kind of arenas against some top-class opponents. “It’s very exciting for me to have signed a new contract and I’m quite flattered by it to be honest. I didn’t play as much as I’d like this season, and only about 40 times since I’ve been at the club, so for the manager to turn around and give me three years, as a player with no Premier League experience, was a boost. “There are guys who played a lot more than me this year who’ve been let go, so for the manager to show that faith in me is very nice and I want to repay that on the pitch in the next few years. “In pre-season I want to be competing and fighting for my place.” Burnley’s task next season is likely to be similar to that facing Northern Ireland in the coming days – scrapping against higher-rated teams and looking to cause upsets against the grain. But Lafferty is ready to show that can be done in Montevideo. “We aren’t silly enough to think we’ll dominate games possession wise, but anyone who’s watched football in the last few weeks will know that doesn’t necessarily count for a lot,” he said. “Look at QPR in the play-off final, look at the Champions League final where Atletico nearly won in normal time. Possession doesn’t mean you will win the game, so playing a team like Uruguay is excellent preparation for us in terms of team shape and what we do without the ball. “If we could nick any kind of result it would be a massive boost coming into the qualifiers.” “Where do you start with teams like Uruguay and Chile? No matter what side they put out they possess unbelievable quality and they draw their players from the top clubs throughout Europe and South America,” he said. “They’re going to the World Cup and they’re going all out to prepare for that so it will be a phenomenal experience and one I was never going to pull out of. “It’s a massive opportunity, maybe a once-in-a-career chance. “When you play against nations like these – or Portugal and Russia in the last campaign – you can test your wits against the best and that helps going back to your club when the manager sees that.” When the 26-year-old Lafferty does head back to Turf Moor it will be with a brand new three-year contract and the prospect of Premier League football following the Clarets’ unexpected promotion last term. Although the left-back was far from a driving force in that campaign, making just 12 appearances in all competitions and none since January, manager Sean Dyche’s decision to tie him to the club until 2017 was a major show of faith. And for a player who was plying his trade with Derry City in the League of Ireland until January 2012, it completes a phenomenal rise to the top. “I’m not sure if the reality of playing in the Premier League has fully sunk in yet,” he said. Press Association
Press Association Victory over Finland at Windsor Park would take Northern Ireland to 12 points from a possible 15 and give them a huge chance of reaching their first major tournament in 30 years. And if they managed that, Carroll and company would instantly be treated with the same reverence as Frampton in the province. “Having Carl here with the players was fantastic,” said the Notts County goalkeeper. “We listened to him and watched his last fight. It was amazing, an honour to be in the same room. “We’ve a lot of heroes in this country and hopefully we can join them in the Euros. That’s my dream.” Such is the optimism around Northern Ireland’s recent qualifying results, particularly back-to-back away wins in Greece and Hungary, Carroll is finally able to contemplate appearing at a major championship. At 37, and with well-documented personal problems including drinking and gambling firmly in his past, that is something that once appeared highly unlikely. “This is one of the biggest games for me, especially because I’m looking to go to the finals. It’s a big opportunity for all of us,” he said. “Especially what’s happened in my life the past 19 years, you know what I mean? There’s been ups and downs. “It’d be nice to finish on a high – not that I’m saying I’m finishing – but for me personally, it would be fantastic.” Roy Carroll wants Northern Ireland to land a knockout blow against Finland after a pep talk from world champion Carl Frampton. Belfast boy Frampton, the IBF world super bantamweight champion, visited Michael O’Neill’s squad at their team hotel on Thursday to give a motivational Q&A ahead of Sunday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier. Afterwards he posed for pictures with the squad, several of which were posted by proud players on their Twitter feeds.
Corstorphine (5-1) showed tremendous battling qualities to run out an all-the-way winner of the Frank Conroy EBF Maiden at Leopardstown. Oxx said: “I thought he’d run well in the Curragh but he didn’t run much of a race really. “He’s been working well since and I thought he’d be in the money today. He’s a good genuine type and stays the trip well. “We’ll put him in something better now and see how he gets on.” Pullman Brown powered to victory in the ‘Damian Dempsey’ Handicap. David Marnane’s 5-2 favourite drew alongside Aurelia Cotta at the furlong power and streaked away under Connor King, scoring by four lengths. Marnane said: “He’s learning his game. He got mugged a little bit the last day. He was a little immature and is still immature. “He’s starting to settle now and today when he got to the front he finished it off well. He’ll have no problems getting a mile-and-a-half. “His full-brother in American won a Grade 2 and only got going when he was four. I fancy that this horse could be quite similar, although whether he gets to that level I don’t know. “He’s in the horses-in-training sales in October. He’s part of a syndicate that we are disbanding.” Eighth behind Sanus Per Aquam at the Curragh on his debut, John Oxx’s charge was sent straight to the front under Declan McDonogh, but looked a sitting duck as Whiskey Zulu was breathing down his neck a furlong out. Restive also came with a late run, but Corstorphine was not to be denied, beating Whiskey Zulu by half a length. Press Association