This weekend, Phil Lesh has invited a number of heavy-hitters to join him for a special three-night Phil & Friends run at his San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Last night and Friday night served as special “Dead Blues” performances before tonight’s more-traditional Phil & Friends show. Saturday night kicked off the second and final night of “Dead Blues” with Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), John Medeski, Roosevelt Collier, Tash Neal (The London Souls), Grahame Lesh (Midnight North, Terrapin Family Band) and JD Simo.Thanks to a free stream from nugs.tv, you can watch the full show below, which featured an energetic mix of Grateful Dead and blues standards, below:[Video: nugs.tv]To conclude the weekend run, tonight, Phil Lesh will perform a special Phil & Friends set featuring the Dickinson brothers, John Medeski, Anders Osborne, and a special guest.This three-night run comes ahead of Terrapin Crossroad’s Unbroken Train run, which will see Phil Lesh & Terrapin Family Band, Midnight North, and Twiddle team up in various configurations over the course of June 14th to 16th.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | San Rafael, CA | Terrapin Crossroads | 6/9/18Set One: Hey Bo Diddley> C.C. Rider, Stealin’, Big Railroad Blues> I’m A King Bee, Big River, SugareeSet Two: I Know You Rider Jam, Around And Around> In The Pines> Spoonful> Gotta Serve Somebody, Fire On The Mountain> Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, Donor RapEncore: Get Back, Let’s Go Get Stoned
Equality, Press Release In response to a post made on Facebook by the Bloomsburg Fair mocking Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Governor Tom Wolf made the following statement:“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought hate and transphobia into the spotlight through relentless comments and slurs directed at Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, who is a highly skilled, valued, and capable member of my administration and Transgender. The derogatory incident involving the Bloomsburg Fair is the latest of these vile acts, which by extension impact Transgender people across the commonwealth and nation.“Dr. Levine is a distinguished and accomplished public servant. She is committed to keeping Pennsylvanians safe and healthy, even those who direct hate-fueled attacks at her. I’m proud of the work she has done in her five years serving Pennsylvanians, and her success at leading our commonwealth during the COVID-19 crisis is a testament to her intelligence and work ethic.“Hate has no place in Pennsylvania, even in the smallest transphobic joke, action or social media post. I’m calling upon all Pennsylvanians to speak out against hateful comments and acts, including the transphobia directed at Dr. Levine and all Transgender people in our great commonwealth.”Rafael Álvarez Febo, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, gave the following statement on behalf of the commission:“The leadership of the Bloomsburg Fair knew they were catering to Transphobic sentiments when they chose to impersonate Dr. Levine. Marginalized communities know when we are being targeted and will not be gas-lit into thinking this was just about Dr. Levine’s position as Secretary of Health. In times of crisis and pain LGBTQ individuals are united in pushing back against Transphobia of any kind. Commissioners believe that the health and safety of Pennsylvanians should not be undermined due to these toxic and personal attacks.”Ver esta página en español. July 22, 2020 Gov. Wolf Issues Statement on Hate Targeting Transgender Pennsylvanians SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Channel 7 presenter Liz Cantor with husband Ryan Lysaught and their sons Fin (left) and Kit (right).Gold Coast golden girl and popular TV presenter Liz Cantor has finally scored the house of her dreams, in unusual circumstances, after spending years scouring listings with no luck, and it’s a lesson to anyone who might be in the same boat.The popular Channel 7 presenter and her husband Ryan Lysaught had to go to extraordinary lengths to find the perfect block to build their family house.“I actually said to Ryan we need to be more proactive and drop letters in every home in the areas we like that looks like a potential knockdown house and see if we can get lucky,” Ms Cantor said.“We dropped letters all through Palm Beach and Miami.” Not long after they got a call from a homeowner in Miami.“Ryan made an offer on the house before I had even seen the place which was a strange feeling,” she said.“But we knew we were buying for the area rather than the home.” MORE NEWS: Mansion’s multimillion-dollar sale worth the wait Liz has been documenting the house’s build on social media.The couple, who have two sons Kit and Fin, had spent more than two years searching for a house after Ms Cantor sold her Miami duplex in 2017.They wanted it to be walking distance to the beach with at least four bedrooms.“It was actually becoming a bit heartbreaking,” Ms Cantor said.“You fall in love with a house enough to make an offer or get the thumbs up from the bank to bid at auction and you’ve mentally moved in and then it’s gone.”It was at this point the pair decided it might be worth building.“I remember saying to Ryan ‘I’m no mathematician and I’m sure there must be a catch, but I’ve been looking at the Metricon new home prices and I actually think it would be cheaper to buy an old home, knock it down and build new’.” MORE NEWS: Live the simple life in charming Gold Coast Hinterland cottage The pair forked out $670,000 for their beachside block at Miami.The existing house was bulldozed three months ago while construction started last month.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoShe said waiting for council approvals as well as paying both rent and a mortgage was the most stressful part about building.But overall, she said it had been a positive experience so far.“We have a fantastic site supervisor who gives us weekly updates,” she said.“We are actually loving the whole process and I think it’s made us closer as a family.The new two-storey house will have five bedrooms on the 405sq m block.“The original model, the Kirra 31 was four bedrooms, but we customised the downstairs study into a guest room, as my parents visit from Noosa and we added a shower to our powder room downstairs with an external door so that when we get home from the beach I can walk the kids straight into the shower rather than having them go through the house.”The first-time builders have also documented their build on Instagram and plan to launch a YouTube series.The house is due to be finished in May. Liz Cantor with her sons Fin (left) and Kit (right).
ELLSWORTH — After a season’s worth of wins against all comers, Hancock County’s top wrestlers now have state titles to their names.Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord won Class B championships in their respective weight classes over the weekend with first-place finishes at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. It was the second state title for Gross and the first for Lord.Gross, who won the 285-pound championship in 2017 before sitting out last year’s state championships with an injury, began his day by pinning Maine Central Institute’s Kahlden Briggs in 16 seconds. After winning via default in the semifinals, he pinned Alexander Demers of Winslow with no time left on the clock in the first period to reclaim his crown.Bucksport also got a consolation title from Kaleb Nightingale at 113 pounds and a fourth-place finish from Ricky Perkins at 152 pounds. The Golden Bucks placed eighth as a team with 53 points.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLord, who also sat out last season’s championships, looked to return to the title match after finishing as state runner-up two years ago. Competing at 138 pounds, he beat Caden Gibson of Wells via tech fall in the first round, pinned Maine Central Institute’s Cole Steeves 28 seconds into the final period in the semifinals and topped Mountain Valley’s Evrit Roy 14-0 to take the championship.Matt Reid (120 pounds), Noah Hughes (160) and Charlie Hughes (182) earned one win apiece for Ellsworth. The Eagles placed 11th as a team.Gross and Lord will compete in the New England qualifiers, also known as the All-State tournament, Saturday, Feb. 23, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris.Correction: The original version of this story listed the incorrect order for Bucksport’s David Gross. Gross pinned Kahlden Briggs of Maine Central Institute in 16 seconds in the quarterfinals and beat Jared Atkinson of Foxcroft via default in the semifinals.
The Latest: Women’s Rugby Europe tourney to end in October UTEP has postponed the start of preseason football practice after four players tested positive for the coronavirus. School officials say all four players were asymptomatic and placed in a 14-day quarantine. School medical staff also recommended the entire team and coaching staff also go into a five-day quarantine before everyone is tested again on Wednesday.Results of those tests will be determined when practice will begin, the school said.“I am fully supportive of the recommendations of our sports medicine personnel and team doctors,” coach Dana Dimel said. “We can’t wait to resume preparations for our fall season, but safety comes first.”The Miners play in Conference USA Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Women’s Rugby Europe Championship is scheduled to be finished off in October so European qualifying for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup can start in December. Rugby Europe announced the dates for the two remaining matches: Spain vs. Russia on the weekend of Oct. 24, and Spain vs. Netherlands on Oct. 31.The winner among those three will join Scotland, Ireland, and Italy in qualifying for the 2021 World Cup in New Zealand.European qualifying will be played on the weekends of Dec. 5, 12, and 19. The winner qualifies directly, and the runner-up goes to a repechage. The schedule will be announced after the Women’s Europe Championship is finished.___North Alabama has suspended football practices until at least Friday after team leaders expressed concerns about COVID-19. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The FCS school said the Lions’ leadership council voiced those concerns to the coaching staff Saturday.North Alabama said in a statement Monday the school will “make every attempt to structure a meaningful football experience for this fall while remaining focused on health and safety.”North Alabama has switched, until at least Friday, to a model in which players can voluntarily continue physical conditioning in groups of 12 or less. Team and position meetings will be held in person with social distancing and masks mandatory.North Alabama moved to FCS in 2018 after winning three straight Division II national championships from 1993-95.___ August 10, 2020 Associated Press
The Session of the Expert Council KSBiH is scheduled for 3 January 2014. The Council is expected to discuss the new selector and then make a proposal to the Board of Governors. The General Secretary of KSBiH Harun Mahmutović told Avaz that there are several names that would be considered, of which, however, he does not wish to discuss publicly at this time.If the Expert Council makes a decision at the next meeting, then the session of the Management Committee, the decision of the selector, is expected in the middle of January.(Source: Avaz)
1 Piotr Zielinski [right] in action for Poland at Euro 2016 Napoli are ready to step up their pursuit of Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski after giving up on a move for Axel Witsel.The Italian club had wanted to sign Belgium midfielder Witsel but reports in Italy have suggested that his wage demands are too high.And that means they have now turned their full attention to completing a deal for Zielinksi ahead of both Liverpool and AC Milan.It has been suggested that Napoli have already had a bid accepted by Udinese for the 22-year-old midfielder and they must now agree personal terms.Zielinski impressed on loan at Empoli last term, scoring five goals in 35 Serie A outings, and Udinese now seem resigned to losing him this summer.And Liverpool will have to act fast if they are to prevent the Poland international from completing a move to Napoli.
Low-cost carriers for the first time carried more than a billion passengers in 2016, with new figures showing they accounted for 28 per cent of the 3.7 billion passengers who boarded scheduled services worldwide.Budget airlines helped fuel a global passenger growth of 6 per cent — slightly slower than the previous year’s 7.1 per cent — and in some markets are now carrying almost a third of all passengers.Figures released by the United Nations-backed International Civil Aviation Organisation show that LCC’s now account for 32 per cent of all passengers carried in Europe, 31 per cent in the Asia-Pacific and 25 per cent in North America.The figures underscore the rising importance of budget carriers over the past decade and their impact on the industry as a whole. “The increasing presence of low-cost carriers notably in emerging economies (has) contributed to the overall growth of passenger traffic,’’ ICAO said.The number of global scheduled airline departures rose to 35 million in 2016 as more than half the world’s international tourists travelled across borders by air and the industry accounted for 35 per cent of world trade.Sluggish growth in advanced economies, low commodity prices, weak global trade and diminishing capital growth contributed to a lower than expected global gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.4 per cent. GDP and aviation growth are closely linked but despite the weak economic conditions, ICAO said global passenger traffic continued to grow “helped by the lower air fares owing to the fall in oil prices’’.International scheduled passenger traffic expressed in the standard airline format of revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rose 6.3 per cent down from growth of 7 per cent the previous year.The report said that all regions, except for Africa and the Middle East, posted slower growth than 2015. Europe accounted for the biggest share of RPKs with 36 per cent and posted an increase of 4.3 per cent. The Middle East posted the strongest growth in RPKs of 11.2 per cent, followed by the Asia-Pacific (8 per cent), Latin America and the Caribbean (6.5 per cent), Africa (5.7 per cent) and North America (3.5 per cent).Domestic scheduled services grew by 6.2 percent in 2016, down from 7.3 per cent the previous year. North America, the world’s biggest domestic market accounting for 43 per cent of all RPKs in this category, grew by 4.9 per cent.“Owing to the strong demand in India and China, the Asia-Pacific region grew strongly by 10 per cent in 2016 and accounted for 40 per cent of world domestic scheduled traffic,’’ ICAO said.Total capacity in available seat kilometres (ASKs) increased globally by around 6.4 per cent and outpaced the increase in passenger traffic. As a result, the overall load factor dropped slightly from 80.4 per cent in 2015 to 80.3 per cent this year. The load factor varied by region and ranged from 68 per cent for Africa to 83.3 per cent for North America. Strong capacity expansion in the Middle east continued to put the region’s load factor under pressure and it was expected to fall to 74.7 per cent in 2016 from 76.3 per cent the previous year.World air freight grew at a slightly quicker rate of 2.6 per cent in 2016 but “remained challenging’’ while low fuel prices helped maintain airline profitability.The industry was expected to end 2016 with a record operating profit of $US60 billion, up $US2 billion on 2015, with a third of all profits coming from North American carriers buoyed by their domestic markets.“Improving economic conditions forecast by the World Bank will see traffic growth and air carrier profitability momentum continuing in 2017,’’ the report said.
Passengers travelling to Australia from Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi will have to remember to keep their electronic devices charged and may face longer waits at security due to increased requirements relating to electronic devices.The Australian government stopped short of banning larger electronic devices on flights but is requiring additional security measures in response to concerns raised by US authorities.The US has banned electronic devices larger than a smartphone in the cabins of aircraft flying directly to its cities from the three Gulf airports.“I want to assure people that there is no specific threat to Australia,” Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said.“In response to national security advice the Federal Government has made precautionary changes and instructed airlines to implement new protocols from next week.“Explosive detection screening will be conducted for randomly selected passengers and their baggage. Checks may also include targeted screening of electronic devices.“Our changes are in line with the UK, which recently announced that people travelling from Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai will be subject to random explosive trace detection (ETD) screening.“There is no ban on the carriage of electronic devices on flights to Australia at this stage.’’The moves affect flights by Qatar, Etihad, Emirates and Qantas and are similar to measures introduced on flights to the UK and those already in place on Australian domestic flights.The airlines already have gate-screening measures in place to enforce liquid and gels restrictions.Both the US and UK have banned large electronic devices as cabin baggage from specific airports North Africa and the Middle east, although the UK did not include the Gulf airports.The bans have been heavily criticised as inconsistent and the International Air Transport Association has called on governments to find an alternative.US authorities did not detail any new incidents triggering the ban but said they had seen intensifying propaganda from terrorist groups encouraging attacks on aviation.In a Q&A released by the Department of Homeland Security, the US said it was concerned about terrorists “ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation, including transportation hubs over the past two years, as evidenced by the 2015 airliner downing in Egypt, the 2016 attempted airliner downing in Somalia, and the 2016 armed attacks against airports in Brussels and Istanbul”.“Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, to include smuggling explosive devices in various consumer items,’’ it said.Commenting on the trend that prompted the concerns, the DHS said: “Although the U.S. has instituted robust aviation security measures since 9/11, our information indicates that terrorist groups’ efforts to execute an attack against the aviation sector are intensifying given that aviation attacks provide an opportunity to cause mass casualties and inflict significant economic damage, as well as generate overwhelming media coverage.“We note that disseminated propaganda from various terrorist groups is encouraging attacks on aviation, to include tactics to circumvent aviation security. Terrorist propaganda has highlighted the attacks against aircraft in Egypt with a soda can packed with explosives in October 2015, and in Somalia using an explosives-laden laptop in February 2016.’’
Test the gas linesDavid Meiland suggests going directly to a gas-line test rather than spending any more time doing spot checks around gas-burning appliances with a gas sniffer.His two-pronged plan of attack starts with disconnecting all of the appliances from the piping and installing caps in place of connectors. Disconnect the meter, install a test cap with a pressure gauge, he says, and pressurize the piping to see how the gauge behaves.“It should be possible for the piping to hold pressure with no drop for a long period,” Meiland says.The second step would be to reconnect the system and fill the lines with gas. Attach a manometer to one of the appliance shutoff valves, he says, and watch for a pressure drop. He recommends a qualified gas plumber perform both tests.“I don’t see the point of sniffing any more,” Meiland writs. “A possible gas leak needs to be ruled out using pressure. A sniffer (I have one…) is a useful tool for finding leaks, but it isn’t the same thing as pressurizing and making sure that pressure is held. Without doing that you are not going to be sure.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost viewed this issue:It seems as though others, particularly our own GBAdvisor master builder and plumber, Michael Chandler, have given great guidance on the mysterious gas odor and leak.On the air tightness of a new home, I just wanted to add these two perspectives, one on the qualitative side of blower-door test results, and one on the quantitative side.Qualitative blower door testing: I have seen blower door tests done where there is a rush to get the CFM50 number and be done, missing the opportunity to dial back to -25 Pa, and go around and look for the big leaks with a smoke stick and/or an infrared camera. The how and where of the leaks is just as important as — if not more important than — the actual -50 Pa result.Quantitative blower door testing: On the other hand, I have seen the rush to the CFM50 single-point result miss the information you can get with the multi-point regression curve. That little exponent can have quite a bit of information packed into it.Quoted from the US Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol For Measuring Air Leakage In Buildings, page 13: “In general, an n value closer to 0.5 indicates large holes that are much shorter in length than they are wide, where an n value above 0.65 indicates the hole characteristics that are smaller cracks or holes that are much longer than they are wide. Most ‘tight’ residential homes exhibit an n value of 0.60 to 0.65, where larger buildings will likely have an n value slightly less.” This puzzle is the topic of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. What began as an attempt to track down the source of air leaks in his one-year-old home has [no-glossary]led[/no-glossary] Kevin Hilton to a deeper mystery — a natural gas odor that is apparent only when energy auditors are running a blower-door test.As Hilton explains in a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, the source of the gas leak has been impossible to track down so far.“During the blower door test run at 50 Pa, I began smelling natural gas,” Hilton writes. “The test was immediately stopped and the smell dissipated. The natural gas hand-held detectors were unsuccessful in detecting a leak with the blower door turned off. The operators then turned the blower door back to 25 Pa, and behind one of the walls the detectors isolated the area of the leak.“The problem, however, is that there are no gas lines located behind this particular wall where the leak was detected.”The plumber who installed the gas lines said he couldn’t detect any leaks with his equipment.“What do I do now?” Hilton asks. “It seems like the natural gas leak is only detectable with the blower door in place and operating. I am concerned since based on the results of the audit I believe I am going to spray foam the attic and turn it into a conditioned space. I don’t want to create a closed envelope with combustion hazard.” RELATED MULTIMEDIA Attic Air-Sealing: Products and Materials Overview RELATED ARTICLES Pinpointing Leaks With a Fog Machine New Air Sealing Requirements in the International Residential CodeQuestions and Answers about Air Barriers Maybe it’s not the lines at allSenior editor Martin Holladay suggests that Hilton may be smelling something other than natural gas. “Many things can smell like natural gas,” he notes, “including a decomposing dead animal.”J Chesnut agrees with Holladay that the “natural gas leak” may be something else entirely. “My bet is while you are depressurizing the house sewer gas is entering the house through the basement floor drain,” Chesnut writes. “Check to make sure all your plumbing drains have appropriate traps and make sure they are filled with water.”Michael Chandler agrees, and outlines this strategy: “Drive to the grocery store with an empty coffee can in your car,” Chandler says. “Buy four little bottles of peppermint extract from the bakery section. Place them un-opened in the coffee can and rest it between the truck motor and the hood so they get nice and warm as you drive home.“Without entering the house climb up on the roof and pour all that peppermint down the sewer vent. You will now smell like a Christmas cookie so have someone else sniff around inside the house for peppermint smell; run blower door or range hood as required. Replace wax gasket at base of toilet that smells like Christmas.“Been there, done this,” he says, “it’s why my hair is this impressive shade of gray and so thin on top where I pull on it.”Meiland has seen a similar situation with a client whose house started to smell after the septic tank was pumped. Turns out, removing the solid layer on top of the tank allowed sewer gases to enter the house through an uncapped pipe left in the wall.To find the source, Meiland used a bath fan to push smoke down through a vent on the roof and traced it from there. Let’s not forget the original problemAs Hilton scrambles to discover a potential safety hazard in his house, it’s easy to overlook the fact that it all began with an effort to find and remedy air leaks. The solution to the gas leak may turn out to be relatively simple, but correcting “massive” air leaks in a new house won’t be so easy.The builder tells Hilton that he met all code requirements and was given the green light by the local inspector.“The cost for me to remove the blown-in insulation and spray foam the underneath side of the roof deck is estimated to cost me anywhere from $25K to $40K depending on the company, the type of foam (open-cell or closed-cell), the amount of drywall that needs to be removed to access certain areas of the attic, etc.” Hilton writes. “The builder has informed me that if I choose to go this route, I’m responsible for all the costs associated with this intervention.”As GBA senior editor Martin Holladay points out, the 2009 IRC toughened air-sealing requirements. Whether Hilton’s builder actually met code requirements would have depended on what was in effect at the time locally.