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first_imgLoad remaining images Beloved bluegrass ensemble Yonder Mountain String Band made their way to the Brooklyn Bowl last night, completing the first of a two-night stand at the famed Brooklyn, NY venue. Yonder has made the Brooklyn Bowl a regular stop during their tours, and the band was in tip-top shape for a great performance to open up the run last night.After an opening set from Pert Near Sandstone, it was up to Yonder to deliver the goods. The band delighted with their original music, but also brought in a number of covers for their opening night. The show included songs by Joan Jett, Neutral Milk Hotel, Röyksopp, Blind Melon, Bob Dylan, America, Bruce Springsteen, Ben E. King and Faces! You can catch an official video of the show closer, a rendition of “Ooh La La” by the Faces, below.Check out the full setlist posted below, as well as a beautiful gallery of images from Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography. If you can’t make it to the show tonight, be sure to catch the official stream on!last_img read more

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia peach farmers are almost halfway finished harvesting their famous crop for this year. Volume is up. The sugar is high. And prices are good, says a University of Georgia specialist.”Georgia’s peach crop looks great, and the quality is really good this year,” said Kathy Taylor, a UGA Cooperative Extension peach horticulturist.Georgia farmers expect to pick 50,000 tons this year, about 25 percent more than last year, according to the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service. A cool, wet spring in 2005 caused disease problems for last year’s crop.Georgia’s peach trees got the number of chill hours (hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit) this winter they needed to prepare for a good summer crop, Taylor said.A dry, warm spring and early summer this year forced peach farmers to irrigate their crop more, she said. About 65 percent of Georgia’s 16,000 acres are irrigated.Though the weather may keep total production below expectations, Taylor said, it was perfect for peaches to make sugar and good flavor.”Too much water dilutes the flavor,” she said, “much like too much water in a Kool-Aid recipe.”The flavor of peaches in south Georgia is influenced by weather starting in late March. For peaches grown in middle Georgia, it’s late April.”Consumers may be able to notice that Georgia peaches are a little sweeter this year,” she said.Peach brokers like to buy peaches with a total sugar content of more than 12 percent. Georgia’s peaches are consistently coming in above that this year, she said.”The buyers like that they’re getting good-flavored peaches,” she said.And they’ve been willing to pay for them, she said. Brokers have been paying around $15 per half-bushel, or about 24 pounds, a decent price for this time of year.Along with Georgia’s good quality, a poorer-than-expected California crop has helped keep prices up, she said.Barely adequate chill hours and a cool, wet spring has hurt California peaches. California, the No. 1 U.S. peach-producing state, is expected to produce 380,000 tons, about 21 percent less than last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo March 19, 2012 MIAMI – U.S. Coast Guard members recently offloaded 3,500 pounds of cocaine worth US$43.2 million at Base Miami Beach, Fla., after seizing the narcotics off a vessel in the Caribbean Sea earlier this month. The cocaine, which had been stashed in 54 bales aboard a 35-foot go-fast vessel, was confiscated by the crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Northland on March 3, said Cmdr. Dale V. Shepardson, Northland’s commanding officer. The seizure began when Northland’s embedded chopper crew spotted the vessel from the air and told it to stop. But the boat’s crew refused, prompting the airborne marksmen to shoot the boat’s engines, Shepardson told reporters at the base where the cocaine was offloaded March 16. Northland crewmembers boarded the vessel, confiscated the cocaine and detained four men, later placing them in the custody of the U.S. Department of Justice, Shepardson said. “[The seizure] took a lot of pain and misery off the street,” Shepardson added. The seizure was part of Operation Martillo, an international operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land, and maritime assets from Western Hemisphere and European partner nations to stop illicit trafficking on both Central American coasts. The operation intends to disrupt organized crime operations by limiting their ability to use Central America as a transit zone. Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the operation, which started mid-January.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marian SerbanA Romanian citizen has been accused of stealing $9,700 from more than two dozen bank accounts by installing ATM skimming devices and hidden video cameras at two Suffolk County banks.Suffolk County police said they had arrested Marian Serban in March when he was linked to devices that were found at the Astoria Federal Savings banks in Kings Park and Huntington Station.Identity Theft Section detectives alleged that the 43-year-old used the devices to fraudulently withdraw funds from 25 accounts belonging to 13 different victims.“Cloned” Debit Card Thefts New Fad Among Tech-savvy ThievesATM skimming devices allow scammers to copy the magnetic strips on debit and credit cards, which criminals can then use to create clones of the cards. The spy cams allow scammers to secure victims’ PINs so crooks can make withdrawals with the cloned cards.Serban, who police said Serban has been known to stay at various hotels and has traveled to Miami and Las Vegas, was charged with grand larceny and identity theft. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager was accused of using a hidden cell phone to record video of his coworkers using the employee’s restroom at Domino’s Pizza in his hometown of Uniondale, Nassau County police said.Jonathan Parra, 19, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful surveillance.Police said a 20-year-old woman noticed the cell phone sticking out of the pocket of Parra’s jacket that was hanging on a coat rack in the bathroom of the pizzeria on Front Street on Monday night.The woman alerted the manager, who called police. Aside from the woman, a 51-year-old man was also caught on video using the bathroom, police said.Parra will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

first_imgMar 24, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 28-year-old man has become Cambodia’s second person to die of avian influenza, health authorities there announced today.The man, named Meas Ran, fell ill earlier this week and died late Mar 22, Cambodian Health Minister Nuth Sokhom told Agence France-Presse (AFP) today. The virus has been confirmed as H5, and a sample was being sent to France as a formality to confirm it is H5N1, said Jean-Louis Sarthou, director of the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.Cambodia’s second victim lived in the village of Tram Sasor in Kampot province, only about 20 kilometers from the first victim, a 25-year-old woman who died Jan. 30, AFP reported.More than 600 chickens have died in half a dozen villages in Kampot during the past 3 weeks, and another 120 were culled yesterday, said Yim Voeunthan, secretary of state at the ministry of agriculture, in an AFP story. Villagers hadn’t revealed the outbreak because they didn’t want their remaining chickens to be culled, he added. Now that fear is being realized.”Many people have cooked the sick or dead birds to eat because they are very poor, but no one fell sick,” The Standard of Hong Kong quoted Voeunthan as saying. He was quoted by AFP as also saying, “Villagers were eating the dead chickens even though we warned them not to . . . now the villagers are afraid. They dare not eat chicken anymore.”It’s not clear whether Ran had been in contact with poultry. Media reports described him variously as a traveling businessman who sometimes worked in Vietnam and as a man who owned chickens. Dr. Heng Taykry, director of the Calmette hospital in Phnom Penh, where Ran died, said Ran appeared to have been infected after eating dead chickens, according to a Reuters story today. Several of his relatives have tested negative for avian flu, the doctor added.Sarthou said there are no other suspected human cases of avian flu in Cambodia, according to AFP.Suspected cases in Vietnam still under investigationIn neighboring Vietnam, authorities are still investigating whether there is any truth in an earlier report that up to 195 people had signs of avian flu in the central province of Quang Binh.A senior provincial health official in Quang Binh, Truong Dinh Dinh, challenged state media reports, telling Reuters that no one was in serious condition and nobody had symptoms requiring medical care.A doctor in central Vietnam said tests on several residents in Quang Binh’s Chau Hoa commune have all been negative, AFP reported today. A Reuters story indicated several people were being monitored, including a 41-year-old man from Chau Hoa who walked out of a hospital on Wednesday.Peter Horby, a World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist in Hanoi, told AFP there was “no serious information so far to substantiate media reports.”At least one case occurred in Chau Hoa recently: A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized Mar 15 and tested positive for H5N1. His condition was described today as stable. His sister had died Mar 9 of a similar illness, but she was not tested.Hong Kong takes precautionsHong Kong reacted yesterday to the reports from Quang Binh by creating a hotline to handle questions from Vietnamese tourists or from Hong Kong residents who might feel ill after traveling in Vietnam. Hong Kong already had been conducting temperature screening and distributing health information at the airport for passengers heading to or returning from Vietnam. Travelers going to countries with avian flu among poultry have been advised to avoid visiting farms and avoid contact with chickens or poultry feces.In addition, Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection has been collaborating with the WHO and the Vietnamese consulate to keep current on the situation in Vietnam, according to a government news release yesterday.In other developments, this week brought rumors of a flu outbreak among poultry in Myanmar, but the government has denied the reports. Myanmar authorities responded to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) request for information today by assuring the FAO the country had no cases of avian flu.Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, the Indonesian government announced this week it will spend 1 billion Indonesian rupiahs (about US $106,100) to compensate small poultry producers for recent losses due to avian flu, according to a story yesterday in the Jakarta Post online. More than 12,000 birds died of avian flu in January and February on the island of Java, although that outbreak that didn’t come to light until early this month.Compensation was capped at US 21 cents (2000 Indonesian Rupiahs) per chicken and 5,000 chickens per producer. Each Indonesian farmer who is reimbursed will receive roughly US $1,050, under today’s exchange rate.See also: Hong Kong government news release avian flu case-count tables read more

first_imgA 2019 study by the ICJR on correctional facilities in Jakarta found that the quality of drinking water at juvenile rehabilitation institutes was not up to general standards.“In commemoration of National Children’s Day, the ICJR recommends that the government conduct a thorough reevaluation of the law’s implementation,” Genoveva said.“Law enforcement officers must prioritize what’s best for children, as well as fulfill their rights in accordance with the Constitution. Regardless of the criminal allegations thrown at them, children must always be treated as children.”Nearly 1,400 underage offenders had been serving prison terms as of June, according to Genoveva.Topics : The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) has urged the government to reassess the Juvenile Justice System Law as the vast majority of underage offenders are still subject to imprisonment, depriving them of their basic rights.A recent ICJR study found that 93.75 percent of 304 underage offenders served prison sentences throughout 2018 due to the law. Furthermore, the study also found that the prison time of a number of youth offenders exceeded that which was handed down by the court.ICJR researcher Genoveva Alicia Maya said in a statement issued on Thursday that the majority of underage offenders were not given a fair trial, nor were they provided with a legal representative during the investigations of their purported crimes. Only 3.9 percent of the study’s respondents were aided by an attorney in the investigation phase, according to Genoveva.“The government must understand that putting children in correctional facilities means subjecting them to a myriad of vulnerabilities, considering the poor condition of the country’s penitentiaries,” she said.Read also: ‘Don’t blame the movies’ experts say amid public speculation over toddler’s murderGenoveva said that underage prisoners were particularly susceptible to health problems given the lack of nutritious meals and suboptimal healthcare inside correctional facilities.last_img read more

first_img Why buyers are prioritising location The home is ready for its next owners.The house was marketed as an “enchanting circa 1890 Queenslander with original character and charm”.It had two bathrooms and a single garage with the auction conducted on site.“Flood-free in 2011 and raised for future development, the three-bedroom stunner features white tones throughout along with a wealth of traditional fixtures and fittings,” was how it was listed. High ceilings were a feature throughout the house.Its features included high ceilings, hoop pine floors, VJ walls, double-hung windows, decorative breezeways, front and rear decks complete with timber fretwor, airconditioning and ceiling fans.“Yet more space is beneath the home with a massive storage area set on cement slabs accessible from both the front and back yards and having ample room for two small cars.” MORE: Riverfront dream 2km from CBD The home has three bedrooms.“The beauty of this suburb is it’s such a community orientated place, so many families here as well, and with all the state schools, the parks, the ovals, that just make it a really popular commodity to get into. We’ve seen really over the last couple of months that certainly with Graceville and surrounding areas, it’s really on the rise.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Classic wooden floors.Bidding started at $500,000, before pausing at $680,000 when auctioneer Peter Burgin paused proceedings to have a discussion with the owners who had dialled in from the United Kingdom.Mr Burgin, who last week broke the Brisbane auction record with the sale of a Bulimba home for $8.4m under the hammer, returned to reopen bidding. The home has a front deck and a back one.The emotional buyer, who would not be named, told The Sunday-Mail that she had been watching the market for six months looking from Ashgrove to Bardon to Graceville.She had handed over the responsibility of bidding and negotiating to a property investor friend who said the strategy to take emotion out of it worked. Auctioneer Peter Burgin conducted the auction in the backyard of the property. Picture: Sophie Foster“Use another person to actually bid for you. That strategy worked,” he said. He said there was good value to be had with “the market nowhere near as strong” now.“It’s still a good market if you look. I’m always watching the market. You can pick up absolute bargains out Ipswich way for ridiculously cheap prices where you’re getting fantastic rental return on what you’re paying for your property prices.” 55a Graceville Ave, Graceville, sold under the hammer for $700,000.A JOYFUL buyer burst into tears after snapping up an 1890s Queenslander for incredible value yesterday – after asking a friend to bid unemotionally on her behalf. The strategy was employed to win the three bedroom home at 55a Graceville Ave, for $700,000 — great value for popular family suburb Graceville where the median house price was $890,000. Just one bid was then made for $700,000 which was when the property was declared on the market and sold.The sellers had bought the property in October 2006 for $482,500, according to CoreLogic records.“Their life is now overseas so it’s time to part with it and certainly our new buyer is looking forward to moving in,” Mr May said. Cyclists enjoying Saturday morning in Graceville Ave which has special bike lanes. Picture: Sophie FosterMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“There’s great growth here, it’s only 8km from the CBD. What’s interesting is with the cafe restaurant precinct growing so much, we’re getting people coming back from over the bridge and really endorsing those businesses. It’s buzzing. There’s over 50 opportunities to have a coffee between Oxley and Chelmer.” Open plan living zone spilling out onto the back deck.The house drew 55 inspections during the open home, nine second inspections, 13 building and pest requests and three bidders, according to agent Peter May of Place Graceville, who marketed the property with Julian Maddox.“The numbers were outstanding. Three bidder registrations today and certainly over reserve as well which the sellers are tickled pink with,” Mr May said. Brisbane property’s time to shine FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

first_imgThe installation of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is moving forward with a total of 1,000 kilometers now laid in Finnish, Swedish and German waters. Two Allseas pipelay vessels, Solitaire and Pioneering Spirit, are currently installing the pipeline in the Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone.Some twenty vessels are currently being engaged in the project in the Baltic Sea, with nearly 1,300 people working on board the pipelay, pipe supply and survey vessels, Nord Stream 2 AG said.In addition, last week the project’s coating and logistics contractor Wasco completed concrete weight coating of its share of the steel pipes in its plant in Kotka, Finland, where approximately 101,000 steel pipes had been coated. This corresponds to half of the pipes needed for the twin pipelines.Nord Stream 2 is a twin pipeline stretching 1,200 km through the Baltic Sea. Each line will comprise around 100,000 individual pipes, each 12 meters in length.last_img read more

first_imgEd Galloway said: “I am honored to be given this opportunity from Mr. Guidry to join his talented team of professionals and build a subsea service company. Prior to this, the US Navy veteran spent 23 years at Oceaneering working in various leadership roles focused on subsea business. Ed Galloway formerly run Subsea 7/i-Tech 7 IRM business in the role of director of Gulf of Mexico region. Harvey Gulf International Marine has added Ed Galloway to its team to lead the company’s new subsea venture company, Harvey Subsea Services. “Having chartered vessels from Harvey over the years, I know the commitment the team puts into safety and maintenance for a ‘Jones act Fleet’ that is purpose built for the IRM/subsea construction environment.”last_img