A new box set honoring the legendary David Bowie called A New Career in a New Town (1977–1982) is due out on September 29th. The box set is the part of a series that chronicles David Bowie’s long-running career, choosing highlights from different portions of his life, with previous releases in the series covering the years between 1969 to 1973 and 1974 to 1976. Ahead of the release of A New Career in a New Town, a previously unheard live version of “Suffragette City” has been released. This high-octane version of “Suffragette City” was recorded at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia on April 29th, 1978.James Murphy Credits David Bowie For The Reunion Of LCD SoundsystemBowie’s April 29th, 1978 performance in Philly was part of a string of shows captured on Stage, Bowie’s 1978 live album. While this rendition of “Suffragette City” never made the cut for the original 1978 release of Stage nor the 2005 reissue, the recording was discovered during this new box set’s compilation. You can take a listen to this new live version of “Suffragette City” from 1978 below, plus keep an eye out for A New Career in a New Town when it comes out later in the month. The David Bowie box set, A New Career in a New Town, includes an expanded version of Stage (also featuring a previously unheard version of “Jean Genie”) and remastered versions of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy (featuring 1977’s Low and “Heroes” plus 1979’s Lodger) and 1980’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The box set also includes the Heroes EP (a previously unavailable EP with French and German versions of “Heroes”) and a number of bonus mixes, singles, soundtrack contributions, and B sides. You can check out all the contents within A New Career in a New Town here and pick it up when it drops later in the month on September 29th.[H/T Rolling Stone]
January 17, 2021
University of Georgia President Jere Morehead dubbed his first visit to the Sunbelt Ag Expo as “spectacular.” President Morehead first visited the Ag Expo grounds during an agricultural tour in September, before 1,200-plus exhibitors set out their wares and some 100,000 visitors flocked to Spence Field in Moultrie for this year’s event. “You get a true sense of the impact that the agricultural community has on the business of this state and how important it is to the future of this state,” the new UGA president said during his visit to the expo on Oct. 15. “I wish more of our media and our citizens could be here to see what’s going on because you recognize how critically important agriculture is to the future of Georgia.”UGA was just one of many southern universities that exhibited their latest research and Extension projects at the 2013 show. UGA’s facility featured exhibits from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the UGA Cooperative Extension. Next year, Georgia will be the spotlight state.“I wanted to be here to see what the University of Georgia is doing to contribute to this special event and just to show that I understood its importance,” President Morehead said. “It’s important for our university to remain centrally involved. I was able to see a number of our employees that are working here and (making) this event successful.”President Morehead’s visit to Moultrie is a small part of his plan to become more informed about Georgia agriculture, which generates $71.1 billion annually. He plans to visit other agricultural sites when he tours the state with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.“I think that’s part of what I should be doing. The other part is back home in Athens, making sure that our Athens Campus, our Tifton Campus and our Griffin Campus are all being supported in ways that will allow them to continue to do research that supports the agricultural industry as well as educate our students as future farmers and leaders in this state,” he said.For more about agricultural research and Extension programs at UGA, see the website uga.edu.Farmer of the YearA longtime farmer from South Carolina was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year on Tuesday at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie.James E. Cooley was honored as the region’s top farmer on the first day of the annual Expo event during the Willie B. Withers Luncheon.The top state farmers were also recognized from across 10 southeastern states; Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Bluffton resident Will Harris was Georgia’s representative.
August 12, 2020
Jacksonville officials say they are not giving up and it is “absolutely a rescue mission,” as the search for two missing firefighters continues Tuesday.Brian McCluney, a Jacksonville, Fla., firefighter, and Justin Walker, a member of the Fairfax, Va., fire department, were last seen on Friday launching a 22-foot fishing boat at Port Canaveral, near the Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Sunday.Since Friday, search crews have covered more than 24,000 miles by boats and planes with more than 130 volunteers.As of now, more than 130 volunteers have joined the search.A tackle bag found Monday is the only sign of them that has surfaced since they disappeared.BREAKING: Missing firefighter’s tackle bag found 50 miles off St Augustine coast “I wholeheartedly believe this is a breadcrumb they threw overboard to say we are here” Hear from friends and family at 5/6 @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/u13yKODLyF— Jamarlo Phillips (@JamarloANjax) August 19, 2019 The wife of one of the men says the clue was left behind deliberately sparking hope that the pair are alive and will return home safely.Click here for live updates.
August 12, 2020
New England Patriots star Tom Brady is slamming the media for suggesting he’s trying to mock the team’s owner Robert Kraft.Earlier this year, Kraft pleaded not guilty to charges he solicited prostitution at a Jupiter strip mall spa called Orchids of Asia.That spa bears a striking resemblance to a fictional spa in the new Netflix show “Living with Yourself” where Brady makes a cameo in the first episode.He’s seen walking out of the spa and taking a relaxed breath then asks another customer, “first time?” Brady looks sheepish and says it’s his sixth 6th…a nod to the number of Super Bowls he has won. Brady says the whole thing was shot on green screen and he had no idea what the final cut would look like. He is insisting the joke had nothing to do with the Pats owner.The TV show script was reportedly written before Kraft’s legal issues.
August 12, 2020
A 29-year-old Boynton Beach man won $1 million after buying a $20 scratch off at a Publix located at 8899 Hypoluxo Rd. in suburban Lake Worth.Lottery officials said Taran chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $715,000.The chances of winning $1 million are 1-in-1,368,000.
August 12, 2020
Courtesy of our partners at WPTV:FHP was in pursuit of a black SUV heading towards two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago around 11:40 a.m. when it breached both security checkpoints heading towards the main entrance, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Officials discharged their firearms at the vehicle, PBSO said.The vehicle continued while being pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol and a PBSO helicopter.The vehicle has been located and two people are currently in custody, officials said.President Trump is not in town. He is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.This is a breaking story and will be updated.More information from WPTV here.
August 12, 2020
18 Sep 2019 Gloucestershire edge ahead in Women’s County Finals Gloucestershire moved a significant step closer to defending the English Women’s County Finals title when they beat Lincolnshire 6 ½ – 2 ½ on the third day of this year’s tournament at Delamere Forest in Cheshire.That victory coupled by a defeat for nearest challengers Yorkshire means that Gloucestershire are now the only team with a one hundred percent record heading into the penultimate day of the tournament.The two leading teams now play each other in a match which will go a long way towards deciding the final outcome.Gloucestershire went into the third day with victories over Norfolk and Surrey already under their belts and against Lincolnshire they quickly got into their stride with foursomes victories from Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders, Ffion Tynan and Issy Hopkins and Claudia Ovens and Ebonie Lewis.Lewis beat Helen McDougall 4 & 2 in the top singles while Popel secured a 5 & 3 victory over Tilly Garfoot and Tynan and Saunders halved against Billie-Jo Smith and Ellise Rymer. India Clyburn and Meg Illingworth secured consolation victories for Lincolnshire against Sam Round and Megan Bartlett.Gloucestershire team captain Su Mallon was thrilled with the way her team performed on what could prove a pivotal day in this year’s event.“It was a really exciting day – and has added a few more grey hairs, “she said.“The team were terrific again on what is a beautiful but really quite hilly and challenging course.“Ffion managed to come back from four down to half her match and that was very important as was Alex’s half point in the final match.“Bethan and Ebonie won their matches and Megan – our little rookie – played so well only losing out on 18.“It sets everyone up for another great day on Thursday for the game against Yorkshire.“They will be smarting a little after losing today so we know they will be out to make amends, but we’re playing well and I’m so proud of my team.”Yorkshire had beaten Buckinghamshire and Norfolk on the first two days of the competition but their winning run came to a halt with a 5-4 defeat against Surrey. The 2017 champions appeared on course for a hat-trick of wins after winning the foursomes 2-1 but Melissa Wood and Evie Cooke were their only winners in the six singles. Lottie Woad, Jessica Adams, Rafiah Banday and Canice Screene all claimed points for the victorious Surrey team.In the other match on the course Norfolk collected their first win of the week with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ victory over Buckinghamshire. They were 2-1 up after the foursomes but lost two of the first three singles before Karen Young, Joanne Herd and Tiffany Mills all won at the bottom of the order. Abigail O’Riordan halved her match against Daisy Kennedy.The leaderboard at the end of the third day shows Gloucestershire on top with three wins ahead of Yorkshire with two and Norfolk, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Surrey all with one win apiece.View the live Women’s County Final scoreboardPhotograph credit: Leaderboard Tags: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Yorkshire
August 5, 2020
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Department of Corrections Washington StateTwo state corrections employees working in Thurston County have received Governor’s Lifesaving Awards. The Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Board gives out the awards, which recognize people who have saved someone’s life while on the job.Information Technology Specialist Sally Parker and Emergency Management Program Specialist Jamison Roberts received their awards Sept. 26 during a ceremony at the Governor’s Industrial Safety Health Conference at the Spokane Convention Center. Parker and Roberts work at the Department of Corrections (DOC) headquarters building in Tumwater. Parker and Roberts received their awards for providing assistance to a coworker who had a heart attack in December of 2017.Parker was working at her cubicle when she heard some commotion and a voice ask if anyone had called 9-1-1. Without hesitation, she ran over to where the noise was coming from and instructed her coworkers to make the emergency call. She then informed security that an ambulance was on its way so they could guide the medics when they arrived. Parker then called the building’s emergency line.By then, the coworker having a heart attack lay unconscious on the floor, so Parker began doing chest compressions. Parker had taken CPR classes many times over the years, but she never had to use it before that day.“My training kicked in and I knew exactly what to do,” Parker said.Meanwhile, Roberts, who works in the department’s emergency management division, was notified of the situation. He grabbed one of the building’s automated external defibrillator devices from the wall and brought it to Parker and the unconscious worker.Parker and Roberts applied a shock using the defibrillator and continued CPR until emergency responders arrived to bring the worker to the hospital.The worker has since made a full recovery and returned to work, Parker said.“You never know when you may have to use CPR for a coworker, family member or someone next to you at the gym or in a public place. It’s a great feeling to know I was able to be a part of a family continuing to have their loved one with them.”Roberts added a large part of his job involves educating and training staff about planning for emergencies in their day-to-day lives, and he was glad fellow staff could use what they learned and put it into action.“As an emergency management program specialist, I am always talking about how important preparedness is both at home and at work,” Roberts said. “The Department of Corrections is full of trained staff who are ready and willing to respond and assist in any way they can.”Parker has 27 years of state service, 19 of which have been with the DOC. Parker was a counselor at WCCW for six years, and served as a community corrections officer from 1981 to 1985. From 2002 to 2008, Parker worked within the department as a finance specialist before taking a job as an information technology specialist.Roberts stared working at DOC in 2002 as a correctional officer. Since 2015, Roberts has worked in the department’s emergency management unit as an emergency management program specialist.A total of four DOC employees received Governor’s Lifesaving Awards. In addition to Parker and Roberts, Washington State Penitentiary Correctional Unit Supervisor Landon Adams and Washington Corrections Center for Women Correctional Officer Darren Gooding received awards for saving the life of a correctional officer at an annual emergency response team training academy. The correctional officer, who has participating in a fitness run, began showing signs of distress. Adams and Gooding pulled the correctional officer out of the run formation. Moments later, the correctional officer stopped breathing and lost consciousness. Adams and Gooding administered chest compressions and were able to revive the correctional officer.About the Awards:Nominees must have performed the lifesaving act during work hours. Recipients are receiving awards for incidents occurring between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. All workers covered by the state workers’ compensation system or by a self-insured employer are eligible. Nominees work in both the public and private sectors. Nominees must have performed “hands-on” aid. For law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and similar professions, the lifesaving action must be considered above and beyond the normal call of duty. The Governor’s Industrial Safety Health Board gives out the awards each year. For more information about the awards, visit https://www.gishab.org/events/lifesaving-awards/.
December 21, 2019
Two major investments have been announced for new harbour projects in Killybegs and Burtonport in Donegal.Details of the funding were revealed by Minister Joe McHugh today, who said that Killybegs and Burtonport and the coastal and Gaeltacht regions of the county will reap the rewards for years to come.€3.6 million will go towards to Killybegs project for a new tourism information centre and digital hub and civic space. In Burtonport, €3.1 million has been granted to improve the infrastructure around the harbour and put shorefront amenities in place on Árrain Mhór.Dúirt an tAire: “Is infheistíocht ollmhór í seo in dhá mhórphlean – Na Cealla Beaga agus Ailt a’ Chorráin agus bainfidh réigiúin chósta agus Ghaeltachta an chontae tairbhe as sna blianta atá amach romhainn.“Léiríonn sé seo go ndéanfaidh ‘Project Ireland 2040’ maith don chontae agus do na pobail a chónaíonn anseo.”The funding has been secured through the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. “This shows that Project Ireland 2040 will deliver for the county and for the communities who live there,” Minister McHugh said.The Minister for Education and Skills said: “This is first rate investment in Donegal thanks to Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring.“The Killybegs project is getting €3.6 million. It will be used to regenerate an old building in the town and turn it into a new tourism information centre and digital hub. The plan also includes turning a car park into a civic space.“The vision here is to make Killybegs a more attractive place to live and work and visit.“In Ailt a’ Chorráin/Burtonport €3.1 million is being invested by the Government to improve the infrastructure around the harbour and put shorefront amenities in place on Árrain Mhór. It is investing in facilities that link the island to the mainland and that in turn will drive the tourism, marine and leisure sectors in the area and support the ambitions of repopulation. “This really complements the work that has already been done to make Árrain Mhór so well connected digitally.”Fine Gael Councillor and candidate for the next election Martin Harley said: “This is a phenomenal investment in two really important coastal parts of the county. This will have a first class impact for years to come.”The projects were approved for investment under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) after applications by Donegal County Council.The total cost of the Killybegs project is €4.8 million with €3.6 million funding from the RRDF and the Árrain Mhór/Ailt a’ Chorráin/Burtonport project has a total cost of €4.1 million with €3.9 million funding from the RRDF. €7.5 million secured for Killybegs and Burtonport harbours was last modified: November 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
December 16, 2019
More than 9 million square feet of New York City rooftops have been painted white in the last nine years in a long-term initiative to make occupants more comfortable and lower cooling costs. In addition to making city living more bearable in summer, the NYC CoolRoofs initiative also is intended to provide training for local job seekers who want experience in installing reflective roofing materials, the program’s website says. In 2009, the city began painting rooftops for free on buildings belonging to non-profits, affordable housing projects, schools, museums, and hospitals, according to Business Insider. The goal is to coat 1 million square feet of rooftop — roughly 23 acres — per year, but this year the program beat that by 50%.RELATED ARTICLESLos Angeles Lightens Streets in Bid to Stay CoolUrban Heat: Can White Roofs Help Cool World’s Warming Cities? Building owners who agree to cover the cost of the acrylic coating get labor, technical assistance, paint brushes, and rollers from CoolRoofs. The theory is that lighter rooftops reflect more heat than dark ones and reduce what’s called the urban heat island effect. The city estimates that installing a cool roof can reduce air conditioning costs by 10% to 30% on hot summer days. Greenhouse gas emissions also fall as energy use declines. The same thinking is behind an effort in Los Angeles to reduce urban temperatures, not by painting rooftops but by coating streets with a white sealer. A study published in 2014 found that replacing dark roof surfaces with light, reflective surfaces could reduce temperatures in cities like Washington, D.C., or New York by more than 3 degrees, an article posted by The New York Times said. But researchers also pointed to some potential cautions with reflective roofs. In Florida, for example, reflective roofs slightly lowered rainfall amounts, so the cooling effect wasn’t as pronounced. Reflective roofs can can lead to higher heating costs for roofs that aren’t snow-covered in the winter. An article posted at Untapped Cities says that the white acrylic paint used in New York goes on in two coats. The article cites a study by Columbia University’s Center for Climate Research that found white roofs were, on average, 43 degrees cooler than unpainted black roofs. The coating also helps prolong the life of the roof by decreasing thermal expansion. It costs Los Angeles $40,000 to coat a single mile of roadway with a product called CoolSeal. The CoolRoofs program doesn’t publish information about costs on its website, and a call to the program’s press office went unanswered.