Brooklyn Bowl Is Hosting An Awesome, Six-Band 20th Anniversary Tribute To Phish’s “Billy Breathes”

first_imgHas it been twenty years already? Phish released their classic album Billy Breathes on October 15th, 1996, and the album launched the band in new directions. Released during the height of the band’s most creative period, Billy Breathes contains absolute classics like “Free”, “Theme From the Bottom”, “Character Zero”, “Taste”, and “Waste”, marking a shift towards the band’s more generally-accessible songwriting.With that in mind, beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl has teamed up with Brookladelphia to put together the ultimate 20th birthday party for Billy Breathes. Twenty Years Later: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Phish’s Billy Breathes will find six up-and-coming jam bands performing original sets of music, all while weaving the entirety of Billy Breathes into the night’s setlist. The bands–Aqueous, Jimkata, Teddy Midnight, Cousin Earth, Escaper, and Bad Faces–will divvy up the album and spread its songs throughout the night, with each band delivering their unique take on tracks from the classic album.The show will take place on Sunday, November 6th, and tickets are on-sale now (and can be purchased at this link). You can find more info on the show and the artists involved at Brooklyn Bowl’s website.We can’t wait to get to the Bowl to celebrate one of our all-time favorite albums!last_img read more

Lynn Thanks Vinson’s Crew for Service, Adaptability During Haiti Mission

first_imgBy Dialogo May 03, 2010 Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III today thanked the crew of the USS Carl Vinson for their efforts to rescue Haitian people following the earthquake there, actions he said demonstrated the adaptability that makes America’s military the best in the world. The ship arrived in Haiti soon after the January quake that killed more than 250,000 people. The ship brought food, water and hope to the beleaguered land. Speaking to about 1,500 sailors in the aircraft carrier’s cavernous hangar deck here, Lynn said that the 400-plus medical evacuation missions that Vinson helicopter crews flew in Haiti represent “at least 400 people who wouldn’t have survived those events without your efforts.” “You all should be very proud of yourselves for the terrific effort,” the deputy secretary added. Lynn pointed out that the Vinson’s response demonstrated what is best about the American military – the ability to adapt and plan on the fly. “You didn’t anticipate this particular operation,” he said. “Of course, you’re trained, and all that you have gone through prepared you for that, but it is the essence of good planning to execute the unanticipated with the kind of excellence that you showed.” Lynn noted that the mission to Haiti happened against the backdrop of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The conflicts are stressing the forces and their families, he said, and he thanked the sailors and their loved ones for their staunch support. That support, he said, enables the sailors and their fellow servicemembers to excel. “The world has never seen a military with the quality, excellence and grace that this military has,” Lynn said. The unanticipated will be the norm for the future, Lynn told the Vinson’s crew. “As we enter this next decade, we don’t know what type of crises we’ll face,” he said. “We’ll have to draw down our commitment in Iraq and turn that over to the Iraqis. We’re going to have to change the momentum in Afghanistan and hopefully turn over security responsibilities to the Afghans. “But we don’t know what’s next,” he continued. “So we’re counting on you to keep up the kind of work that you’ve been doing. Keep preparing for things that are unanticipated, just the way you did for the Haiti operation, so you remain the best of the best.” The deputy secretary re-enlisted a sailor and presented Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals to four members of the crew.last_img read more

Aston Villa 6-1 Sunderland

first_imgChristian Benteke’s second-half hat-trick lifted Aston Villa’s hopes of Premier League survival and brought Sunderland’s revival under new manager Paolo Di Canio to an abrupt halt as the Black Cats were thrashed at Villa Park.Di Canio described this vital meeting of the strugglers as Sunderland’s “Champions League Final” – but it turned into a nightmare as they were dragged right back into the relegation fight along with north-east neighbours Newcastle.The home victory, and emphatic winning margin, also made it a bad night for Wigan as they now lie five points adrift of Villa, albeit with a game in hand.Villa’s goals, coupled with Newcastle’s 6-0 home defeat by Liverpool, also mean the Midlanders leapfrog Alan Pardew’s side on goal difference.And to make matters worse for Sunderland, the influential Stephane Sessegnon was given a straight red card in the second half for a challenge on Yacouba Sylla, prematurely ending his season at this vital time.Ron Vlaar’s thumping shot gave Villa the lead on the half-hour only for Danny Rose to equalise almost instantly for Sunderland. Andreas Weimann restored Villa’s advantage before half-time to set the stage for the powerful Benteke to demonstrate once more the quality that has made him such an outstanding purchase by manager Paul Lambert following his £10m summer arrival from Belgian side Genk.The 22-year-old striker tormented the Sunderland defence with a 17-minute hat-trick and Gabriel Agbonlahor added further polish to Villa’s goal difference with the sixth two minutes from time.The joy around Villa Park at the final whistle in recognition of this crucial win was in sharp contrast to the desolation of Di Canio and his players.After the tedious surrendering of Premier League status offered up by Reading and Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, Villa and Sunderland approached this game with refreshing attacking intent.A rainstorm was slanting across Villa Park as a frenetic first half unfolded, with Villa creating the first clear opening as Agbonlahor rolled his effort inches wide after a slick exchange with Benteke. When the first goal arrived after 31 minutes, it came from an unlikely source. Sunderland struggled to clear under sustained Villa pressure and when the ball came to Vlaar 25 yards out, the powerful defender sent a low drive beyond the grasp of keeper Simon Mignolet with the help of a slight deflection off Carlos Cuellar.Villa barely had time to celebrate before the visitors were level. Rose, as he had done previously, moved forward at speed and took Danny Graham’s pass perfectly in his stride before sending a composed finish past Brad Guzan.The positive attitude of both sides was to be admired, if not their defending, and Villa were back in front seven minutes before the interval.Sunderland were caught short at the back as Villa struck on the counter-attack, Matthew Lowton’s perfect pass inviting a superb first-time touch and finish from Weimann.The second half belonged to Benteke as he took Sunderland’s defence apart and may just have opened up the route to safety for Villa. He scored his first 10 minutes after the restart, stooping to head home after Mignolet had failed to deal convincingly with Agbonlahor’s shot. He then demonstrated his power in the air with a towering far post header from Ashley Westwood’s corner.The early good impression the Black Cats have made under Di Canio’s guidance had been replaced by a ragged, disjointed display. And it got even worse with 20 minutes left when Sessegnon was shown a red card for leaving his foot in on Sylla.It was turning into a dreadful night for Di Canio and and Benteke was the tormentor-in-chief. He scored his third with 18 minutes left, collecting another deflection off Cuellar to fire in from the angle.Benteke’s name rang around Villa Park and he was given a deserved standing ovation – and a flamboyant embrace from Lambert – when he was replaced by former Sunderland striker Darren Bent late on.With Sunderland in complete disarray, Agbonlahor got the goal his industry and endeavour deserved as he raced clear to round Mignolet and complete the almost perfect night for Aston Villa.last_img read more

NBA Finals food deal: How to score a free Chipotle burrito

first_imgTo celebrate the NBA Finals, Chipotle has announced it will give away $1 million worth of free burritos.Want to score one? You’ll need to listen closely during the basketball games and keep your smartphone at hand.Here’s the deal: Every time one of the official broadcast announcers — the principal play-by-play announcer, color commentator or sideline reporter — mentions the word “free” during the games, Chipotle will Tweet a code good for one free entree.But you’ll have to be as quick to …last_img read more

7 ways learning music boosts intellectual skills in children

first_imgMusic education is crucial for children as it offers them a way to connect with other people. Being young, children are very social, and it’s important at a tender age to encourage them to build relationships by providing them with experiences to share with each other.Apart from improving social connections and development, music helps in the analytical development of children. There are particular areas of the brain that are responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception, and reading skills, all of which help in the overall intellectual development of young ones.Music education is also an important aspect of providing children with a well-rounded education. When allowed to work in harmony with other subjects and areas of study, music helps children grow in self-esteem, build essential skills, and prepare for bright futures. Research shows that learning music facilitates learning and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. It not only encourages students to showcase their creativity but also allows them to explore beyond classroom learning.Benefits of music education:1. Boosts self-esteem Learning music from a young age teaches students to accept and give constructive criticism. Accepting feedback and incorporating it to make a change helps build self-confidence. Group lessons offer a leeway for students to understand that perfection is superficial and everyone has room for improvement.2. Introduces new cultures Music education gives students a glimpse into multiple cultures and boosts their development of compassion and empathy. This provides students with an opportunity to bridge the gap across cultural chasms that leads to learning about respect at an early age.advertisement3. Teaches discipline Learning music teaches students about delayed gratification. Playing an instrument or practising music teaches students to persevere through hours, months, and sometimes years of practice before they reach specific goals.4. Develops physical skills Instruments such as piano, violin, drums, and percussion help students develop coordination and motor skills, with the latter also requiring movement of the hands, arms, and feet. Enhancing coordination and perfecting timing is a complementary skill that also prepares children for other hobbies such as dance and sports.5. Improves academics Music works as an outlet from academic rigour and students who study it tend to think creatively and learn to solve problems by visualising multiple solutions. Music education also enables students to tap into multiple skill sets, often simultaneously, which one would encounter in architecture, engineering, math, art, and especially when working with computers.6. Heightens problem-solving skills Music education has the capability to help students process situations and find solutions mentally. Those with musical training have been found to have higher levels of grey matter volume in their brains, which are directly tied to auditory processing and comprehension.7. Nurtures teamwork Students studying music get the opportunity to work together to create a technically correct performance. Musicians learn to listen to others, sense emotion, and react with greater depth and understanding. Together, they form a community of like-minded individuals who can help each other reach goals.In conclusion, it must be noted that music helps in integrating the body and the mind of children. Dancing to music, in particular, builds a positive mindset and helps children sharpen their motor skills. Exposure to music in the early years also aids children in learning sounds and meanings of words, practising self-expression, and helps strengthen memory skills.Remembering the grammar of music is vital in the early stages of learning after which follows the expression of creativity. Music is relaxing and helps students with stress and anxiety and study more efficiently.Classical music is peaceful and harmonious and is one of the best options to listen to when studying. It is believed that listening to the classical composer Mozart improves mental performance and is described as the “Mozart Effect.” Nothing like a whiff of Mozart to boost the growth of your child!(Authored by Shweta Sastri, Managing Director, Canadian International School, Bangalore)READ: Music helps in reducing anxiety before anesthesia, says studyAlso read: Student’s disability status depends on where they go to school: Studylast_img read more

Father of two children killed in Rancho Bernardo house fire pleads not

first_imgFather of two children killed in Rancho Bernardo house fire pleads not guilty Posted: December 21, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man accused of drinking himself to sleep and passing out with a lit cigarette, causing a fire in Rancho Bernardo that killed his two children, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of child endangerment causing death, reckless fire starting causing great bodily injury and involuntary manslaughter.Henry Lopez, who was seriously injured in the Oct. 28 blaze, was charged on Wednesday and surrendered to authorities this morning.He faces 14 years in state prison if convicted.Deputy District Attorney Kyle Sutterley asked for Lopez to be held on $1 million bail, but Superior Court Judge Laura Halgren allowed the defendant to remain free on supervised release. He will be required to wear an alcohol- monitoring bracelet while he’s out of custody.Witnesses spotted flames coming from the second-story of a condominium on Bernardo Terrace about 3:20 a.m. and dialed 911.Firefighters arrived within minutes and found 7-year-old Isabella Lopez and 10-year-old Cristos Lopez upstairs with their father. Both children died later at a hospital.Lopez was legally separated from his wife but the estranged couple owned the home together.According to court documents, Lopez threatened to burn the residence down during a conversation about selling the condo and finalizing their divorce.He will be back in court Jan. 18 for a readiness conference and Feb. 27 for a preliminary hearing. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:25 AMcenter_img December 21, 2017 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Court, Rancho Bernardo FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Microsoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems

first_imgMicrosoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systems by Martin Brinkmann on September 10, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: September 10, 2018 – 39 commentsAn updated version of KB4023057 has been released via Windows Update the other day. KB4023057 is an update for all versions of Windows 10 but Windows 10 version 1803 that supposedly improves the update reliability.Woody Leonard was the first to spot the update and his suggestion, sound as always, is to ignore the update and avoid it like the plague. His reasoning?The description does not really state what the patch supposedly does in detail, that the update is only offered to Home users but not through WSUS or the Microsoft Update Catalog, and that the update may change things on the system that users or administrators may not want changed.KB4023057Another thing worth mentioning is that Microsoft is very, very slow when it comes to updating all the different language versions of that page. The English version is up to data but when you check the German page, you still get the December 2017 description which fails to mention Windows 10 version 1703 or 1709.This update includes reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components in Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, and 1709.This update includes files and resources that address issues that affect the update processes in Windows 10 that may prevent important Windows updates from being installed.These improvements help make sure that updates are installed seamlessly on your device, and they help improve the reliability and security of devices that are running Windows 10.When you check the notes, you will notice that the update may make changes to important system settings and configurations:It may reset network settings.It may clean up Registry settings that may prevent updates from “being installed successfully”.It may repair disabled or corrupt Windows operating system components.It may compress files in the user profile directory to free up space.It may reset the Windows Update database to repair problems and may clear the Windows Update history.As you can see, there is a lot that this update may do and many of the changes look like attempts to undo changes that users or administrators may have done on purpose.The description has not changed as it is identical to the one used for previous versions of the update.The update may compress files in the user profile directory. Günter Born suggests that this is an attempt by Microsoft to make sure that low-spec Windows 10 devices with 64 Gigabytes of hard drive space can be upgraded to newer versions of the operating system. While that is probably the main reason, it seems likely that file compression will be applied to any system that is low on disk space at the time of update installation.The update may take a very long time to complete and that is caused by compression being applied to files in the user directory.Windows 10 adds two arrows to the top right corner of files or folders that are compressed.Closing WordsWhat should you do? If you run an older version of Windows 10 and don’t want to upgrade to a new version of the operating system right now, then you may want to ignore the update.You could try and upgrade to new versions without installation of the update when the time comes, and if that fails, try the update to see if it resolves experienced issues after analysis of the failed update.You can use Microsoft’s own tool to block specific updates, or use third-party solutions such as Windows 10 Update Switch or these update blocking tools instead.In any case, if you plan to upgrade make sure that you have a system backup in place.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft trying to push KB4023057 again to user systemsDescriptionAn updated version of KB4023057 has been released via Windows Update the other day which improves the update reliability according to Microsoft. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more