2 Mar

Electric Beethoven Crushes NYC With Four-Hour Performance [Video/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Electric Beethoven brought some serious jams to New York, NY last night (10/26), playing an extended performance for enthusiastic fans at the DROM venue. The four piece group – Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Jay Lane and Clay Welch – were originally scheduled for two nights in NYC, but one of their shows was unfortunately cancelled at the last minute when the Cutting Room booked a Dave Chappelle residency.No matter, because the Electric Beethoven crew instead extended their performance at DROM last night, spending over fours jamming on stage. They had planned to play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 and No. 6 at the show, but instead only got through No. 3. That only proves that this band loves to jam!Watch an extended video of Electric Beethoven’s performance at DROM below, courtesy of LazyLightning55a.A full gallery of iamges from the show can be seen below as well, courtesy of Chris Capaci.last_img read more

19 Oct

PREMIUMFrom robots to power suits, Japan gears up for high-tech Olympics

first_imgFacebook Japan is all set to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with up-to-date technology to support the summer event amid concerns of security and health.The Tokyo Olympics Game 2020 Organizing Committee’s press relations project director Michiko Makino said the event would make use of Japanese technology. The technology includes human support robots and delivery support robots developed by Toyota Motor Corp. to help spectators, especially those in wheelchairs, such as by carrying food and other items, guiding people to seats and providing information.Power assist suits developed by Panasonic Corp. will unload and transport heavy objects, easing human workload with a healthier and safer working environment. “There are more technologies in the pipeline and we will reveal more this year,” Makino told ASEAN reporters during a visit to the … Topics : Linkedin Forgot Password ? Google Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Japan Olympic-Games 2020-Tokyo-Olympic-Games 2020-Summer-Olympic-Games sporting-eventlast_img read more

27 Sep

Survey Shows Many Teenagers Use Highly Potent Marijuana Concentrates

first_imgAddiction Center 15 September 2019Family First Comment:Disturbing..“Marijuana concentrates contain as much as 70% more THC than plant-based marijuana. Therefore, its effects on the mind and body are more powerful. For this reason, health experts worry that children and teenagers who use marijuana concentrates are in greater danger of developing THC addiction and suffering marijuana-related brain damage… Among the 33% of students who had tried marijuana, 72% of them had tried a marijuana concentrate.”  #saynopetodope VoteNo.nzMarijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States, especially among teenagers. In fact, the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey indicated that 3.4% of American 10th graders and 5.8% of American 12th graders use marijuana everyday. From 2015 to 2018, by the time high-school students across the country reached 12th grade, about 43% of them had used marijuana at least once in their lives. While we know that many teenagers use marijuana, there hasn’t been much research on how many teenagers use marijuana concentrates, so a team of researchers from Arizona designed a survey to find out. The researchers published the results of their study on August 26 in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.What Are Marijuana Concentrates?A marijuana concentrate is a product which has higher quantities of THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis, than regular marijuana. The process of concentrating THC is somewhat similar to distilling alcohol, or separating alcohol from the water and other components of a fermented substance to create drinks with more alcohol by volume. Marijuana concentrates consist of THC without the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. Usually, they take the form of oils, waxes, capsules, and substances which resemble butter or glass. The practice of “dabbing” is one of the most common ways by which teenagers use marijuana concentrates. “Dabbing” involves vaporizing THC oils with battery-powered cartridges and inhaling the vapor.Marijuana concentrates contain as much as 70% more THC than plant-based marijuana. Therefore, its effects on the mind and body are more powerful. For this reason, health experts worry that children and teenagers who use marijuana concentrates are in greater danger of developing THC addiction and suffering marijuana-related brain damage. As Dr. Harshal Kirane explains, “high-potency cannabis is associated with concerning medical and psychiatric consequences, particularly in early brain development.” Unfortunately for parents, marijuana concentrates are more difficult to notice because they do not look like marijuana, so parents may not be aware that their children are using drugs. Additionally, marijuana concentrates are generally becoming more popular and accessible. This is especially true in states where there are legal markets for recreational marijuana.What Are the Results of the Study?To determine how popular marijuana concentrates have become among teenagers, the researchers surveyed a large group of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders from 245 Arizona schools. The researchers asked them whether they used marijuana and then asked additional questions about their marijuana habits. The survey results indicate that 33% of the students had used marijuana in some form at least once in their lives, while 24% of the students had used a marijuana concentrate. Among the 33% of students who had tried marijuana, 72% of them had tried a marijuana concentrate. Therefore, “most adolescent cannabis users have used concentrates,” according to the researchers.On the basis of additional survey questions, the researchers also determined that “adolescent concentrate users were more likely to use other substances and to experience more risk factors, and fewer protective factors, for substance use problems across numerous life domains.” Since the study was confined to one state, it is possible that similar research will take place in other states in the future to determine whether this is a nationwide problem.https://www.addictioncenter.com/news/2019/09/teenagers-marijuana-concentrates/last_img read more

24 Sep

John Garrison

first_imgJohn Garrison 60, of Dillsboro passed away Sunday June 11, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg. John was born Saturday July 21, 1956 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Wilbur “Whitey” and Laura “Della” Garrison. John was US Navy veteran.  He was a member of the Aurora American Legion and Aurora Eagles.  John enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, sports, dirt track racing, listening to country music and spending time with his family.His survivors include mother: Della Palmer of Bedford, In; daughters: Ashley (Kevin) Rohrbach of Bear Branch, In; Jeaneta Lozier of Richmond, In; brother: Charles Palmer of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters: Brenda Schantz of Sunman; Vicki (Barry) Steele of Brookville; 6-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father Wilbur Garrison; brother: Billy Garrison; son: Joshua Kyle Garrison; grandson: Kyle Garrison.Funeral services will be 1PM Thursday June 15, 2017 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Genkins officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill with military honors provided by the Aurora American Legion Post #231.   Visitation will be 11-1PM Thursday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street Box 156 Moores Hill, In 47032 (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

20 Sep

Father of 6 dead after being hit by a strong beach wave

first_imgDespite the efforts of Oak Island Water Rescue and several others on the beach the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.Lee Dingle was the president of Atlas Engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina, the company has since released a statement on his passing:“He was a dream employee and coworker, a good friend, a loving, dedicated father, and a wonderfully kind person,” said Chris Coutu, chief engineer and executive vice president at Atlas Engineering.“The loss to his family and to our company is profound. He served his state and community as an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Engineering Specialist. He was brave, calm, and reassuring; he was somebody one would want around when conditions were dangerous or chaotic. He will be greatly missed.” A mother of 6 is reporting that she lost her husband in a freak accident after he was struck by a beach wave so strong that it broke his neck and deprived him of oxygen to long for him to be saved.The accident occurred Thursday Oak Island’s beach in North Carolina.The victim’s wife, Shannon Dingle, reported on Twitter that her husband Lee Dingle, was playing with three of the children in the water when suddenly he was hit by a strong wave which pushed him over and into the sand and immediately snapped his neck.Dingle continued saying the impact also caused his throat to swell which deprived his brain of oxygen for an extended period of time.last_img read more

18 Sep

The Latest: Poland to allow soccer fans starting on June 19

first_imgA new schedule will be announced on June 15. The lower level J-2 and J-3 leagues can begin play on June 27.___The reshaped English soccer season is set to end with the FA Cup final on Aug. 1.The Football Association has announced provisional dates for the remaining rounds of the competition a day after the Premier League said it planned to restart on June 17.The quarterfinals of the FA Cup are scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 27-28 and the semifinals on July 11-12. The Latest: Poland to allow soccer fans starting on June 19 May 29, 2020 Tebas says fans may also have the option of hearing pre-recorded crowd noise or stick with the live sound from the empty stadiums.Tebas says the Spanish league is expected to resume on June 11 and finish on July 19. The next season would start on Sept. 12. The European competitions are set to be played after the end of the domestic leagues.Tebas says he wants two or three league matches to be played every day until the end of the competition.___The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships won’t be held as planned in 2022 because of a crowded international sporting schedule brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Canada was scheduled to host the quadrennial event in 2022 but instead will host in 2026.Swimming Canada says charter nations Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States “agreed to defer” the event.The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. That then led to the swimming world championships being pushed back to May 2022.The 2020 Junior Pan Pacific Championships were moved to August 2022 in Hawaii.___ The dates for the FA Cup semifinals have been changed to July 18-19.The Football Association originally announced dates of July 11-12 but a short time later decided to push them back.The FA Cup final is set for Aug. 1.___The Japanese soccer league will resume on July 4 in empty stadiums. Renault general director Clotilde Delbos made the announcement in a telephone conference call.Renault plans to cut 15,000 jobs as part of its financial restructuring but Delbos said the company’s presence in F1 will not be affected.___The Swiss soccer league will restart on June 20 in empty stadiums.The league says the 20 clubs in the top two divisions have voted 17-2 in favor of resuming. There was one abstention. J-League chairman Mitsuru Murai made the announcement in a online news conference.The J-League suspended play on Feb. 26 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Both soccer and baseball were able begin play after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency earlier in the week.The soccer league says “matches will be held without spectators but the league will continue preparations to allow spectators into the stadiums in the future.”The league says all matches will be rescheduled with a priority given to scheduling teams from the same geographic region to limit travel. Fans will only be allowed to make up 25% of the stadium’s capacity and no away supporters will be allowed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Polish league will resume on Friday in empty stadiums. No games have been played since March 9.The return of fans will be governed by special sanitary regulations worked out with the health ministry and sanitary authorities.___French car manufacturer Renault says it is staying in Formula One despite planning a large number of job cuts.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Poland will allow soccer fans to attend games in limited numbers starting on June 19. Fans will be in the stadiums when the Russian soccer league restarts next month.The Russian government’s coronavirus task force says spectators will be allowed if they don’t exceed 10% of the stadium’s capacity.The Russian league previously announced it will resume games on June 21.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.”The move could help clubs stem losses from refunding ticket holders. The league has been shut down since February because of the coronavirus pandemic. There are 13 rounds left in the top division and the league wants to complete the season on Aug. 2.St. Gallen leads defending champion Young Boys on goal difference. Third-place Basel trails by five points.Basel is also still in the Europa League. UEFA hopes to complete that competition in August after domestic seasons end.The league says a separate vote to increase the top division from 10 teams to 12 failed to pass.___ Associated Press Only neighboring Belarus is currently holding professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.___The top two divisions of the Swedish league have been given the go-ahead to start their seasons on June 14.There will be no spectators at matches.The season was scheduled to start on April 4 but was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. The semifinals and final are usually held at Wembley Stadium. The FA says further information on venues will be announced later.The FA says the match dates are dependent on safety measures being met as lockdown measures are gradually eased during the coronavirus pandemic.___The Spanish soccer league could use virtual crowds when the competition resumes in empty stadiums next month.Spanish league president Javier Tebas says the league is working with the possibility of giving fans different options on how to watch the matches on television. He says they may be able to choose either the original feed with no fans or an alternative one with crowds superimposed on the stands. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more