Robert Randolph & The Family Band Perform For ‘Jam In The Van’ [Watch]

first_imgRobert Randolph & The Family Band recently performed for traveling live music video series Jam In The Van during the 2019 Americanafest in Nashville.Robert Randolph and his soulful band performed three songs for their Jam In The Van session: “Don’t Fight It,” “Cut Em Loose,” and “Never Stop Never Change.” Watch all three performances below:Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Never Stop Never Change”Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Cut Em Loose”Robert Randolf & The Family Band – “Don’t Fight It”[Videos:  Jam In The Van]Jam In The Van is a solar-powered mobile recording studio and Youtube Channel, providing a unique way for the world to discover new music. Originally started as a means of transportation to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, it has turned into a full-blown business venture for Jake Cotler, Dave Bell, and Louis Peek. Since then, Jam in the Van has filmed over 1,000 bands in many different locations across the United States.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Eric Krasno, Robert Randolph, More On Night Four Of Beacon Residency [Photos/Videos/Audio]Robert Randolph and company are coming to the end of their 20-date fall tour in support of their latest album, Brighter Days. The run of shows through the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. wraps up on October 27th. Head to the band’s website for more info.last_img read more

Fire Causes Evacuation in Winnipeg Children’s Hospital

first_imgWINNIPEG – More than 100 young patients, some of them seriously ill, had to be moved when black smoke started pouring from the Children’s Hospital at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre. A total of 102 patients were relocated to other parts of the complex when the fire broke out late Monday evening in an area of the hospital that is under construction. Some of the children were in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, but none of them was hurt. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. There was some smoke and water damage, but staff started moving patients back in overnight. Elective surgeries at Children’s have been cancelled for the day, but all other appointments are still scheduled. (CJOB)last_img read more

Water main break disrupts traffic at Somerset and Nall near Meadowbrook Park

first_imgWaterOne workers on Monday afternoon were repairing a water main break near the intersection of Somerset Dr. and Nall Ave., near Meadowbrook Park on the border between Prairie Village and Overland Park.Northbound traffic along Nall was being impacted during the late afternoon rush.According to a WaterOne spokesperson, the break was reported at about 3 p.m. Monday, and a crew was dispatched to repair it. WaterOne says four customers were affected by the break and anticipate their water service will be restored by 10 p.m. Monday night.A Shawnee Mission Post reader said Monday afternoon they saw asphalt pushed up from pressure from the pipe bursting underneath the road way at the intersection.Though no cause was given for this particular main break, WaterOne posted an explainer video to its Twitter account Monday afternoon saying main breaks are “unpredictable, but overly wet conditions (as well as dry) can cause the ground around pipes to shift.”The Kansas City area received several drenching rounds of rain Monday, which on top of another round of rain Saturday, came on the tail end of an extended dry spell in the region.The video on WaterOne’s Twitter account notes that WaterOne has more than 2,600 miles of pipeline in the metro, spread out over more than 270 square miles.WaterOne says main breaks can be reported at the utility’s 24-hour emergency contact line at 913-895-1800.last_img read more

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not actually dead

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. (CNN) There is a big difference between dead and dying.Outside Magazine published a somewhat tongue-in-cheek obituary for the Great Barrier Reef earlier this week, citing its lifespan from 25 million BC-2016. The article detailed the life of the reef, its active membership in the ecological community, its worldwide fame and the coral bleaching that has led to its deteriorating health. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” read the article.The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old: #RIP— Outside Magazine (@outsidemagazine) October 12, 2016Immediate response on social mediaThe obituary was met with horror and disbelief, both by scientists and social media users alike. Russell Brainard, chief of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, told HuffPost that he believes the article was highlighting the urgency of the situation, but that those who don’t have any context “are going to take it at face value that the Great Barrier Reef is dead.”Many people on social media are indeed taking it at face value. Twitter users have been grieving the loss of the reef and urging followers to pay serious attention to the consequences. Many are spreading false information entirely. Rowan Jacobsen, the writer of the obituary, is a food and environmental writer, not a scientist. But the article has led some outlets to claim that scientists have declared the reef officially dead, further spreading the exaggeration.People have also taken to Twitter to try to get the truth out. Environmental reporter Tony Davis tweeted, “Reports of the Great Barrier Reef’s death are greatly exaggerated, say scientists, booing Outside Magazine” and the Cornell Cooperative Extension at Rockland County, which cites ecological sustainability as one of its missions, tweeted “Great Barrier Reef is Dying NOT Dead! ‘The message should be that it isn’t too late… not we should all give up.’”The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It covers more than 300,000 square kilometers and consists of more than 3,000 reefs, 600 islands, and 300 coral cays.Recovery effortsThere’s no denying that the Great Barrier Reef is in serious trouble. According to a report by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, 93% of the reef is affected by bleaching, putting the reef in danger of extinction. Bleaching occurs when coral are put under extreme stress by changes in conditions like temperature, light, or nutrients. In these conditions, they expel symbiotic algae from their tissues, causing them to turn white.Scientists are increasingly worried that over-exaggerating the state of the reef will promote the idea that it is past the point of recovery. Professor John Pandolfi from the ARC Centre at the University of Queensland has expressed hope. “It is critically important now to bolster the resilience of the reef, and to maximize its natural capacity to recover.” But the effects are serious and possibly permanent. “The reef is no longer as resilient as it once was, and it’s struggling to cope with three bleaching events in just 18 years,” he said.The obituary lays blame on the Australian government, noting that the government pressured the United Nations to remove the reef from a climate change report because it was concerned about its impact on tourism. But on September 28, the Australian and Queensland governments released the first Reef 2050 Plan annual report, showing the $2 billion investment toward improving the reef’s health for future generations is paying off. The plan has accomplished 29 of its 151 intended actions, though it notes that the recovery process needs to be accelerated if they want to continue to be successful.Coral bleaching, fishing, mining, and burning fossil fuels have all contributed to the destruction of the reef over several decades. More than 2 million people visit it each year, and governments, scientists, and charities are working so future generations can continue to appreciate its beauty.It’s not dead yet, folks. Published: October 14, 2016 3:19 PM EDT No, the Great Barrier Reef is not actually dead SHARElast_img read more

McAlmont spurs GCC to winning start

first_imgElegant right-hander Timothy McAlmont piloted defending champs, the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to a winning start in this year’s New Building Society (NBS), Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) second-division 40-overs tournament at the weekend.  The Bourda side defeated hosts, Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) by 15 runs in a rain-affected 27 overs-a-side contest.GCC, sent in, posted 184-8 from their full complement of overs with the right-handed McAlmont recording a knock of 75. Stephon Wilson (30) and Bernard Bailey (21) were the other batsmen to contribute meaningfully to the competitive total.  Akeem Critchlow (2-25) and Nichosie Barker (2-31) shared four wickets between them for MSC who were dismissed for 169 in the final over with Jeremiah Scott smashing 97, an innings which nearly took his side over the line. Scott was supported by Shaquille Mosley who contributed 21 in the failed run chase. The competition continues this weekend.last_img read more