Gov’t Mule And ZZ Top Kick Off Joint Tour With Jones Beach Rocker [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgLast night marked the opening night of the joint ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule tour, pairing two titans of Southern rock for an extended period of performances. For Gov’t Mule, the engagement means more time spent on the road, after a successful stint with Blackberry Smoke that carried the band through the end of summer. ZZ Top, too, has been touring extensively this year, and the fusion of these two groups can only mean high powered rock and roll.Gov’t Mule started out the night with an hour-long set, bringing seven songs to the fine folks of Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. It was “Bad Little Doggie” that opened the show, and Mule mostly stayed within the confines of their own catalog. The only exception was “Kind of Bird,” an Allman Brothers song that was co-written by Warren Haynes and Dickie Betts.Surprisingly, the show did not feature any collaborations between the two bands, but with seven more shows coming up in the next two weeks, you can bet that there will be! Check out some video footage from the night, capturing Mule’s rocking set to open up the show. The full Mule setlist can be seen below. Check out some highlights from ZZ Top’s set as well!center_img Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlistsPhoto by Gov’t Mule // Heath Robson // FacebookVideos by Sean Roche // YouTubelast_img read more

Dolly Parton’s Non-Profit Foundation Has Now Given 100 Million Books To Kids In Need [Video]

first_imgThere are few figures in the music and entertainment industry who loom as large as Dolly Parton. The award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, businesswoman, author, and philanthropist is the most-honored female country artist of all time, and her exploits outside the world of country music have made her a beloved international personality on many fronts.However, despite her 50+ years worth of fame and accolades, Dolly has never forgotten where she came from. She grew up in rural Tennessee as one of 12 children. While her father never went to school nor learned to read and write, he was an admirable leader of his large family. Dolly maintains that despite his scholarly shortcomings, her father was the smartest man she ever knew.Yesterday, in a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Dolly Parton was honored for the work done by her non-profit foundation, Imagination Library, which just celebrated 100M books donated to children in need. That book: her own new children’s story, Coat of Many Colors, based on her early-70’s hit of the same name, which she read (and then sang) to the group of children assembled for the occasion.Inspired by her father, Parton launched Imagination Library in 1995 with the mission of promoting and nurturing literacy in young children by sending one new book per month to families in need from their kids’ birth all the way through kindergarten. As Dolly explains to ABC News, she’s known to millions of kids around the world not as the Dolly Parton, but as “the book lady.” Parton jokes, “I never thought about being the book lady, but that just goes to show you, you can’t judge a book by lookin’ at the cover!”You can watch and ABC News segment about Dolly Parton’s work with Imagination Library and their 100M donated books below:[Video: ABC News]Thank you to Dolly Parton for all you do to make the world a better, happier place.[H/T ABC News]last_img read more

Hello, Darlings! Leigh Ann Larkin & Jon Peterson Will Lead the Cabaret Tour

first_imgLeigh Ann Larkin & Jon Peterson Come taste the wine, come hear the band, come blow your horn, start celebrating right this way! Broadway favorites Leigh Ann Larkin (Gypsy, A Little Night Music) and Jon Peterson (Cabaret) will lead Roundabout Theatre Company’s national tour of Cabaret as Sally Bowles and the Emcee, respectively. Larkin and Petersen will begin performances in the touring production on February 21 when the show plays the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing, Michigan.In addition to Larkin and Peterson, the cast of Cabaret features Benjamin Eakeley as Clifford Bradshaw, Alison Ewing as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray as Fräulein Schneider, Scott Robertson as Herr Schultz and Patrick Vaill as Ernst Ludwig.Featuring a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Joe Masteroff, Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. The musical features some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”Roundabout Theater Company’s acclaimed production of Cabaret includes direction by Sam Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl, tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari, sound design by Keith Caggiano, based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan. View Commentslast_img read more

Drone used to find blind man lost in the forest for over 30 hours

first_imgDrone used to find blind man lost in the forest for over 30 hours Earth just experienced the hottest January since records began Police in Connecticut used a drone to track down a blind man who was missing for 33 hours in a wooded area. After a family member reported the man missing, a drone pilot with the Vernon Connecticut Police was called in to assist with the search. After just 30 minutes of searching, the man was located. The man told rescuers that he had walked away from his home and become disoriented due to medical conditions,  ABC News reports. He endured overnight temperatures around 9 degrees Fahrenheit and was taken to the hospital for observation upon rescue. James “Jim” Lewis Throneburg, 82, passed away on February 9. Throneburg invented and patented Thorlo brand activity-specific socks. Thorlo socks aspired to be “Caretakers of the World’s Feet,” and became popular with hikers and runners. In 2015, Throneburg was inducted into the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame. January 2020 was the hottest January ever recorded in the 141 years of data held by NOAA. According to NOAA, the average global land and ocean surface temperature last month were 2.05F above the 20th-century average, The Guardian reports.  NC native James Throneburg, founder of Thorlo brand socks, has died The high January temperature follows an exceptionally hot 2019, which was the second hottest year ever recorded. According to The Guardian, the past five years and the past decade are the hottest in 150 years of record-keeping. A celebration of Throneburg’s life will take place at the Country Club on Saturday, February 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. last_img read more

Free prescription delivery for Prime members

first_imgAmazon Prime customers get free two-day delivery, although shipping might take up to five days the first time a customer orders, as it takes time to transfer a medication. Customers who don’t have Prime can get free delivery within five days, or they can pay $5.99 to upgrade to two-day delivery.The medicines on offer include a mix of generic and brand-name drugs. Customers can get access to birth control, as well as commonly prescribed drugs like insulin, triamcinolone steroid creams, metformin for controlling blood sugar, and sumatriptan for migraines.Amazon will not deliver Schedule II controlled medications, including most opioids, and it won’t be replacing the Health & Personal Care store by offering vitamins and supplements.Customers who have questions about their medications can reach a pharmacist or pharmacy technician at any time through online self-service or phone. Amazon will also screen for potentially problematic drug interactions for customers who are taking multiple medications at once.Amazon’s Parker said that the storage and collection of customer health information is in compliance with federal HIPAA rules, and the company won’t share pharmacy data to advertisers or marketers without permission.Amazon has leveraged its rich troves of customer data to build advertising into a key pillar of its overall business, and shows customers personalized ads and offersdiscounts based on what they have bought in the past. But consumers are likely to have a different set of expectations when they’re placing a prescription order versus browsing for a new pair of pants.“The information and experience you have inside the pharmacy is separate and distinct from the experience that you have on Amazon.com,” Parker said.PillPack will continue to serve customers even after Amazon Pharmacy launches. That’s because PillPack is designed for a different use-case: It delivers medicines on a 30-day schedule to a population of patients that tend to be sicker and older than average, and often require multiple prescriptions.For Prime users: A prescription savings benefitAmazon Prime members have access to an additional pharmacy perk called the “prescription savings benefit,” which offers a discount of up to 80% on generic medications and up to 40% on brand-name prescriptions.Amazon negotiated those discounts through a relationship with the InsightRX savings program, which is part of Evernorth, a company that grew out of a merger between Express Scripts and insurance giant Cigna in 2018. Insurers use pharmacy benefits managers like Evernorth to negotiate drug rebates from drug manufacturers in exchange for better coverage. For Amazon, the announcement is well-timed. Americans are increasingly relying on getting their medicines via mail to avoid getting exposed to the coronavirus. That shift could be permanent, as more people than ever before are learning about new ways of receiving medication.“We wanted to make it easy for people to get their medication, understand the cost and get it delivered to the home,” said TJ Parker, Amazon’s vice president of pharmacy, who previously co-founded PillPack. “The hard work is to make it easy… there were a number of complications behind the scenes.”“We think this new benefit will add tremendous value to our members,” added Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime. “It’s relevant as folks try to do more from the comfort and safety of their homes.”How it works- Advertisement – Customers over the age of 18 will have access to the pharmacy service this week in 45 states, not including Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Minnesota. Amazon expects to serve those states over time.Amazon Pharmacy will accept most forms of insurance, but could offer savings for people without insurance as well. Customers can also use flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts to buy prescriptions on the service.Before customers order medication for the first time, the site might ask them questions such as whether they’re pregnant, their date of birth, and their gender as it was assigned at birth. That information is required by law to provide pharmacy care, and it helps pharmacists to do things like confirm prescriptions.Doctors can send prescriptions directly to Amazon Pharmacy, or patients can request a transfer from an existing retailer, like CVS or Walgreens. Amazon says it has tools to verify that a physician legitimately ordered each prescription, and to tamp down on potential fraud. – Advertisement – Even for people who have health coverage, the Prime price might still end up being more affordable than the co-pay.Amazon Customers will be able to track the delivery of their prescriptions just like they can with any other Amazon order.Amazoncenter_img With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free.Amazon – Advertisement – Even for people who have health coverage, the Prime price might still end up being more affordable than the co-pay — Amazon’s Parker said it happens “more frequently than people think” (although it won’t count towards a deductible).Prime customers can also get a prescription savings benefit card to use at up to 50,000 pharmacies, including CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. This might be preferable for customers who have an urgent need for a medication and can’t wait two days for delivery.Amazon’s Parker said the company does not currently have any brick-and-mortar pharmacies, and declined to speculate on future product offerings. But in future, the company could add pharmacies to Whole Foods and its chain of Amazon Fresh stores. Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members.Amazon has been quietly building out its pharmacy offering for several years after ramping up internal discussions in 2017 and acquiring PillPack in 2018. The pharmacy space is notoriously complex and competitive in the U.S., and Amazon Pharmacy is built in part on PillPack’s infrastructure, including its pharmacy software, fulfillment centers, and relationships with health plans.Amazon Pharmacy, announced on Tuesday, is Amazon’s biggest push yet into $300 billion market, and threatens the dominance of traditional pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens, as well as other large retailers that offer pharmacy services, including Walmart.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Canadian company to develop cell-cultured flu vaccine

first_imgOct 1, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $9.5 million grant to a Canadian firm that aims to develop an influenza vaccine that doesn’t rely on eggs.ID Biomedical of Vancouver, BC, announced on Sep 29 that it will use the grant to develop its cell culture–based influenza vaccine. Creating an alternative to the classic egg-based manufacturing process could speed development of vaccine, possibly improve vaccine effectiveness, and allow people with egg allergies to be vaccinated, according to a company press release.Shortened development time could prove very important in event of a flu pandemic, which is a growing concern with the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in Asia. The NIH grant will allow ID Biomedical to hold early-stage human trials of the new form of influenza vaccine.ID Biomedical’s Senior Vice President of Development Dr. Ronald Ellis said in the release, “We had shown a few years ago that our cell-derived vaccine manufactured by a prototype process was comparable in terms of safety and immunogenicity to our licensed egg-derived vaccine, Fluviral(R). This NIH grant enables IDB to continue this development toward a commercial process that should produce a vaccine with a safety and immunogenicity profile that fully meets the requirements for any influenza vaccine. Moreover, the grant also enables the development of and manufacturing process for a pandemic vaccine, should one be needed.”The new technology could let scientists grow a pandemic avian viral strain that might be harmful to eggs. As explained in the release, “There is currently a potential barrier to grow avian strains in eggs, since they have the potential to destroy the eggs.”The flu vaccine program at ID Biomedical will include development of injectable and intranasal influenza vaccines based on its cell-culture production technology.ID Biomedical supplies over 75% of influenza vaccine to the Canadian public market.See also:ID Biomedical press releasehttp://www.bctechnology.com/scripts/display_news.cfm?id=19256last_img read more

Ministry of Health wants more research into impact of pornography

first_imgThe Ministry’s Service Commissioning Acting Director Keriana Brooking says it wants to understand the scope and amount of porn usage by New Zealanders, as well as the issues encountered by schools, young people and health providers.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/ministry-health-wants-more-research-into-impact-pornographyMinistry of Health submission says porn has become more violentRadio NZ News 31 March 2018The Ministry of Health says pornography is becoming increasingly violent.In a submission to a Parliamentary committee, the Ministry said 80 percent of online pornography depicted violence towards women and girls.That violence was often met with indifference or, in some cases, pleasure from the female actors.Sex therapist Mary Hodson said she was concerned what message that was sending to impressionable teenage viewers, with Australian research finding that by 11, 28 percent of children have viewed pornographic material.“The influences of porn happens at a time when they’re intensely curious about sexuality,” she said.“That curiosity is tied in also with being uncomfortable about it and knowing that their bodies are starting to change.”Ms Hodson said viewing porn at such a young age would negatively affect relationships in later life.READ MORE: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/353824/ministry-of-health-submission-says-porn-has-become-more-violentKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. TVNZ One News 30 March 2018Family First Comment: The Ministry of Health supports our call for an Inquiry into the health harms of pornography…“It’s estimated that 80 percent of online porn content is sexually violent, which creates mixed messages. Blurring boundaries around consent cohesion changing sexual expectations changing sexual raptures and behaviours.”www.PornInquiry.nzThe Ministry of Health wants more research into pornography, saying it’s become “more extreme, deviant and violent over the last two decades”.The Ministry has submitted a research proposal for the consideration of the cross government Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Board, which is a part of the cross government Family and Sexual Violence programme.Australian research shows that 28 percent of children have viewed porn by age 11, increasing to 93 percent of boys and 62 percent of girls by age 16.last_img read more

Defensor: June 16 tentative date of Iloilo Airport reopening

first_imgIn a recent interview, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Iloilo terminal supervisor Art Parreño said he was unsure when would commercial flights resume at the Iloilo Airport. Thus, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., the tentative date of resumption of commercial flights at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan is June 16. ILOILO – The modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) ends on June 15 unless extended. Commercial flights to and from Iloilo were suspended in March this year when the community quarantine was enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “As of now, we don’t expect any tourists,” said Defensor, pointing out the prevailing threat of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The resumption rests on the provincial government’s decision. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases gave local government units (LGU) the discretion to decide when to reopen airports in their turfs. Thus, should commercial flights resume, Defensor said, they should prioritize returning Ilonggo overseas workers and locally stranded individuals. The NOTAM would have ended on June 10. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Iloilo Airport served around 25 arrival and departure flights daily, said Parreño. CAAP extended to June 15 the NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) reiterating the closure of the airport in line with Defensor Jr.’s Executive Order No. 128 restricting travel – including air travel – in the province until that day – the last day of the MGCQ. Classified as an international airport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be built to international standards. It is also considered to be the primary gateway into the region./PNlast_img read more

ANOC General Assembly in Seoul moved to 2021

first_img Loading… The key meeting, which brings together all of the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOC), was due to take place in the South Korean capital on November 25 and 26. ANOC and the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) said it was in the “best interests” of NOCs and other Olympic stakeholders to postpone. The General Assembly will remain in Seoul, the 1988 Olympic host city, in 2021, with new dates due to be announced after “further review”. Alternative ways for NOCs to express ideas and opinions are being assessed, ANOC said, while reports and updates that would have been heard this year will be provided. “We are of course disappointed that we will not be hosting our General Assembly this year, but we believe that given the current global circumstances, it is the right decision to take,” said ANOC’s Acting President Robin Mitchell. “We would like to thank our partners at the KSOC for all their hard work and for the flexibility they have shown. “We will continue to work closely with the KSOC and look forward to welcoming the world’s NOCs to Seoul in 2021.” The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a state of lockdown in most countries around the world and major restrictions on international travel. “Considering the health and safety of the global sports delegates, we took the joint-decision to postpone the ANOC General Assembly to 2021,” said KSOC President Lee Kee-heung. “It will be a great pleasure to host the ANOC General Assembly in Seoul in 2021. “We believe that the current situation should not stop or hinder the Olympic Movement. “We will do our best to prepare for a safe and successful event for the 206 NOCs to discuss the future of sports.” ANOC General Assemblies are normally preceded by a meeting of the ANOC Executive Council, and meetings of the organisation’s Commissions and Working Groups. Since 2014, the ANOC Awards has also been held in the Assembly’s host city. Key figures, such as International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, would be expected to address the Assembly, while the organisers of future Games are given the chance to update those present on their progress. read also:Embattled ANOCA boss fights back, says he’s innocent At last year’s ANOC General Assembly in Doha, it was confirmed that Mitchell will remain as Acting President until a Swiss court case against Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is resolved. Earlier this month, it was announced that the second edition of the ANOC World Beach Games next year has been postponed until 2023 because of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 This year’s Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Seoul has been moved back to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Why10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Fulham’s woes continue

first_img The Bulgaria striker looked well-placed to control and sneak through for a one-on-one with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. But his first touch let him down at the crucial moment, and the half-chance evaporated on the icy autumn air. After that it was Spurs’ chance to turn wasteful once again. Defoe cut clear on the left after a deep clearance, held up play well, and waited for Lamela’s well-timed delayed run into the box. The former West Ham striker’s cut-back begged for a finish: instead Lamela side-footed wide. Lamela was once again in action with a rising drive from the area’s edge, but Stekelenburg was easily equal to the challenge. Fulham plundered the lead when Dejagah capitalised on the plus side of Berbatov’s enigma, cutting into the box after the Bulgarian’s sharp pass to slide the ball past Lloris. Meulensteen’s men were unable to hold out though, with Chiriches firing in with a first-time strike after a loose headed clearance from a Fulham corner. Just as Fulham looked to settle, Spurs struck again, Holtby smashing in another good finish, to floor the hosts. Fulham pressed again at the death, but Berbatov clipped wide before Kasami struck the outside of a post with the final play, though Lloris was primed to save an on-target shot. Romania defender Chiriches’s crisp 20-yard finish and an equally neat second from Holtby helped Spurs dispatch a spirited Fulham side desperate to start Rene Meulensteen’s reign in style. When Ashkan Dejagah capped Dimitar Berbatov’s astute through-ball with a calm finish just before the hour, Fulham had capitalised on Spurs’ first-half profligacy. But the hosts were unable to hold that lead, with the defensive fragility that ended Martin Jol’s tenure again costing dear. And so it was Tottenham who ended a run of four Barclays Premier League matches without victory – with Fulham slipping to their sixth consecutive league defeat. Tottenham wasted two gilt-edged chances in a first half heavy on application but little else, with Paulinho and Erik Lamela the guilty parties for Villas-Boas’ men. Spurs rallied when left with little option by a Fulham side scrapping for any kind of league foothold, and that proved enough for victory. But Villas-Boas will know his men were nowhere near as fluent as he would expect, struggling to control the pace and tempo for much of the match. Paulinho and Lamela wasted gilt-edged chances for Spurs in a first half Fulham shaded through territory and possession – but not clear opportunities. Brazilian Paulinho fired wide after Jermain Defoe had sent him clear on goal, spurging the first definitive opportunity of the match. The closest the home side came to a real chance was from Pajtim Kasami’s early through-ball to Berbatov. Vlad Chiriches’s first Tottenham goal and a smart strike from Lewis Holtby spared manager Andre Villas-Boas’s blushes as Spurs scrambled a 2-1 victory at Fulham. Press Associationlast_img read more