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Listen To Dopapod’s Dreamy New Tune, “Starfish”, Off Upcoming Album, ‘MEGAGEM’

first_imgIn early September, Dopapod had surprising news for fans with the announcement of a new album and a large string of new tour dates ahead of an unexpected yearlong hiatus. Dopapod’s new album, MEGAGEM, is due out on October 27th, marking the band’s fifth studio release. In promotion of this latest studio effort, Dopapod will be touring across the country, with their fall tour kicking off on October 26th at Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spanning through to New Year’s Eve—the group will ring in 2018 with a two-night run in the Northeast starting on December 30th at the Fete Ballroom in Providence, Rhode Island, and finishing up on December 31st at Paradise in the band’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.EXCLUSIVE: Dopapod’s Rob Compa Talks Allman Brothers, Phish, And Future Dopapod PlansDopapod’s hiatus struck many fans by surprise. In the recent weeks since the announcement, the band has clarified the motivations behind their yearlong break, noting that the sabbatical was inspired by the TED Talk, “The Power of Time Off.” After seven years as road dogs, the idea of a break resonated with the members of the band, feeling that the year off would help sustain the longevity of the project and allow its members to focus on self-care.As keyboardist and singer/songwriter Eli Winderman elaborated, “Every seven years this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year. When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement.” He continued, “It’s a balance, making sure that you have a well-rounded life. Otherwise, it’s just not enjoyable, and you’re only thinking about one thing or the other thing. One side of your life fuels the other side, and if you don’t have a personal life, you don’t have any gas in the tank, emotionally or spiritually, for the music to have any substance.”However, Dopapod is all-systems-go right now ahead of the break, particularly as they look to the end of the month and beyond when MEGAGEM is released and the group’s extensive fall tour kicks off. Today, the group has released a brand-new track off their upcoming studio release, the album closer, “Starfish”, which Huffington Post premiered. The tune has a dreamy quality to it, opening to ethereal and sparse keys before this lightness is contrasted with the appearance of heavier, constant drums. As the tune unfolds, Winderman takes on vocal duties, with his voice simultaneously wistful and confident.You can listen and read the lyrics to “Starfish” off Dopapod’s upcoming MEGAGEM below. You can pre-order MEGAGEM on iTunes now, and check out Dopapod’s upcoming 2017 tour dates under the video. [Photo: Dave Vann]Lyrics to Dopapod’s “Starfish”We take a stare into the darkWe’ll never find a better time to startSomething has to give a signEventually our paths alignI know that there will come a timeWhen everything will all be fineDon’t take me there don’t cut the lineCause I’ll be there inside my mindDopapod Upcoming 2017 Tour DatesOct 26 — Philadelphia, PA — Theater of Living ArtsOct 27 — New York, NY — Irving PlazaOct 28 — New Haven, CT — College Street Music HallOct 29 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground BallroomOct 31 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Putnam DenNov 01 — Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Iron WorksNov 02 — Ann Arbor, MI — The Blind PigNov 03 — Kalamazoo, MI — Bells Eccentric Cafe Back RoomNov 04 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue TheatreNov 07 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’sNov 08 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway TheatreNov 09 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner HallNov 10 — Chicago, IL — Park WestNov 11 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’sNov 12 — Morgantown, WV — 123 Pleasant StreetNov 15 — Richmond, VA — The NationalNov 16 — Raleigh, NC — Lincoln TheatreNov 17 — Asheville, NC — Salvage StationNov 18 — Atlanta, GA — Variety PlayhouseNov 19 — Charleston, SC — Charleston PourhouseNov 30 — Ft. Collins, CO — Aggie TheatreDec 01 — Denver, CO — Bluebird TheaterDec 02 — Denver, CO — Bluebird TheaterDec 05 — Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic LoungeDec 07 — Lexington, KY — Cosmic CharliesDec 08 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 09 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 10 — Columbus, OH — Woodlands TavernDec 13 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex TheaterDec 14 — Washington, D.C. — Gypsy Sally’sDec 15 — Stroudsburg, PA — Sherman TheaterDec 16 — Syracuse, NY — The Wescott TheaterDec 30 — Providence, RI — Fete BallroomDec 31 — Boston, MA — Paradiselast_img read more

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You Can Now Own Trey Anastasio’s Hudson Valley Home For A Measly $2.3M [Photos]

first_img[via Realtor.com][Cover photo (Trey) via Dave Vann from Magnaball] Back in 2015, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio put his Palisades, NY home on the market for $2,995,000. Anastasio bought the house in 2009 from Sopranos actress Lorraine Bracco, nestled in the pristine Snedens Landing neighborhood that is known for its “star-studded history” as a “haven for the rich and famous,” according to Realtor.com. Now, after finishing up a four-night run at Madison Square Garden to close out 2017, the Anastasio family has slashed the price by $700K down to $2.3 million.The 2,120-square-foot “Cliff House” is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 1960 home built upon two acres of pristine land in the Hudson Valley. With waterfront views from every room in the house, and only 25 minutes from downtown New York City, the property is “filled with mature trees and eagles soaring overhead.” The home, purchased by Anastasio at $2.7 million, was listed for $4.4 million in 2004.While Anastasio didn’t comment on the home, the agent Richard Ellis certainly spoke at length about the property when it was first listed in 2015:“Cliff House is an extraordinary Hudson riverfront home located next to 2,500 acres of pristine, riverfront parkland, and only 25 minutes to New York City… the home is completely private and offers a Mid-Century vibe. Lots of fireplaces, decks, and a great yard that feels like you’re sitting in a park, looking out at the river. You even get your own private, rocky cove on the Hudson. A perfect getaway.”Check out the article about the property on Realtor.com, and check out the available photos below.last_img read more

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Global BSE cases declining fast, FAO says

first_img The FAO announcement comes 10 days after US authorities confirmed the nation’s third BSE case in a cow in Alabama. The cow, which couldn’t walk, was euthanized and buried on the farm, after samples were taken for testing, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). “It is quite clear that BSE is declining and that the measures introduced to stop the disease are effective,” said Andrew Speedy, an FAO animal production expert quoted in the announcement. “But further success depends on our continuing to apply those measures worldwide.” The United States is working on a voluntary national cattle identification system but has not yet implemented it. Mar 23 FAO statement on mad cow diseasehttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000258/index.html See also: Mar 23, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Worldwide cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, have declined about 50% per year over the last three years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today. USDA investigators have found a 6-week-old calf belonging to the BSE-infected cow and are looking for a bull calf that was born to the cow last year, the agency said in recent updates. The 6-week-old calf has been moved to the USDA’s national laboratory in Ames, Iowa, for observation. In today’s FAO statement, Speedy said a vital part of BSE detection and control is “a tracking system that allows animals to be identified all the way from birth to shopping basket. This has been adopted across Europe but has yet to be implemented partially or fully in a number of other countries.” Deaths caused by the human form of BSE, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), have also been dropping, the FAO said. There were five deaths in 2005, compared with 9 in 2004 and 18 in 2003. All the deaths occurred in the United Kingdom, the country hit hardest by both BSE and vCJD. Mar 16 USDA update on Alabama BSE casehttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2006/03/bse_al-epi_vs.shtml After the cow tested positive, USDA officials dug up the animal to verify its age and determined that it was at least 10 years old. That meant it had been born before the 1997 US ban on putting cattle protein into cattle feed, considered the most likely transmission pathway for BSE, the USDA said in a Mar 16 update. “In 2005, just 474 animals died of BSE around the world, compared with 878 in 2004 and 1,646 in 2003, and against a peak of several tens of thousands in 1992,” the FAO said. The figures were compiled by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Mar 9 USDA update on its National Animal Identification Systemhttp://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2006/03/aintag_vs.shtmllast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Sep. 8

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAssault weapons are not what many thinkRegarding Virginia Newton’s Sept. 5 letter, “Assault weapons not for sport or defense.”With all due respect to the letter writer, she just doesn’t understand what she is saying. There are no assault weapons out there. That is the definition that the media gives to rifles that are black in color.Unfortunately, the uninformed follow like sheep and repeat what the liberal news media says. Once again, assault weapons are not used for sport or hunting or home defense. Assault weapons are for war and are used to kill as many and as fast as possible. Those are the weapons that we used in the Vietnam War and not the ones the letter writer thinks she speaks of.Also speaking about the NRA, myself and 5 million more members do not have assault weapons the liberal media speaks about. Please inform yourselves before the untrue lies about gun ownership spread faster than they are now.Rick SplawnikAmsterdam Teamwork leads to improvements in citySara Foss recently highlighted the positive impact that demolition of 16 Jefferson St. will have on the Front Street neighborhood.On behalf of the Capital Region Land Bank, I would like to thank Mayor Gary McCarthy and his staff for the work they do leading up to a Land Bank demolition project.The day an excavator demolishes an eyesore property follows months of work by the Land Bank staff working closely with the team at City Hall. The Law and Building departments work together to identify abandoned properties and obtain site control. The Water Department terminates connections. The Department of Development creates strategies for new uses for properties once they are demolished. The City Council provides the OK to transfer title to the property to the Land Bank so that demolition can occur.The partnership between the Land Bank, the county, the city of Schenectady and our community lending, renovation and foundation partners is essential in our efforts to fight blight and encourage new development in our neighborhoods.Behind every demolition is a much larger team working to improve our community every day. The adage, “working together works,” has never been truer.Richard RuzzoSchenectadyThe writer is chairman of the Capital Region Land Bank and a member of the Schenectady County Legislature. Pro-life Democrats need to speak upI would support pro-life Democrats. The problem is, they’re an endangered species. The abortion expansion law passed the New York Senate with only two Democrats voting against. It passed the state  Assembly with only seven Democrats voting against. All the Democrat senators and assemblymen in our districts, including phony Angelo Santabarbara, voted in favor of abortion expansion and denying care to abortion survivors.I sympathize with pro-life Democrats who with a heavy heart continue to pull the lever for their party. They vote out of habit and identity. It’s to these voters that I plea to please accept reality The Democratic Party will never change its stance on abortion. They believe it’s a fundamental right at any stage of development, including after the child is born. The Democrats keep moving the goal post on abortion to include older and older babies.There once was a time when voters could discuss pro-life views with Democratic lawmakers, but that time has long since passed. The Democratic Party bullies pro-life voters, telling them to get out of the party and get out of New York.Pro-life Democrats need to get over their identity crisis and stop being complicit in the murder of pre-born and just-born babies. Next fall, voters have a real choice: vote for the party of life or the party of death.Jennifer RichardsBurnt Hills Show more concern for global warmingIn this time of uncertainty about literally everything, there seems to be little in this world that doesn’t have a contradiction to it.But one thing that is certain is that our time on Earth won’t last much longer unless serious changes are made.But all the times are different/ Some scientists say that we have about 50 years to reduce carbon emissions; others say we’ve already gone over the edge. Action isn’t “not using straws” or “saving the turtles” because the main danger facing humanity is global carbon emissions, which have now exceeded 416 ppm.For comparison, global carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was on average 280 ppm in the 10,000 years leading up to the 19th century.Humanity isn’t concerned enough about global warming, and that is a serious issue.Kristian PowellAverill ParkRemind kids to look both ways on streetWith the start of the new school year, there has been much publicized awareness regarding people breaking the law by driving past stopped school buses.  I have yet to hear one specific aspect of school bus safety get mentioned on the news. No one seems to be reiterating the simple importance of looking both ways before crossing the street. Perhaps some people may think this goes without saying, but it can’t be said enough.I’m amazed when watching videos, or real-life experiences of kids getting on or off school buses. Many just dart out onto the street without looking to see if there is oncoming traffic. Parents, teachers, care givers and bus drivers should continually tell children to be aware of traffic before crossing the street. Look both ways, whether retrieving a ball or, yes, getting on or off a school bus.  There is too much credence given to the idea that school buses will give children a safe right-of-way when crossing the street.The school buses’ stop signs and flashing lights do not stop oncoming traffic; only the braking of the individual driving the passing vehicle does. Common sense precaution should take precedence over assumption when doing something as simple as crossing a street. Look both ways before crossing.Louis Restifo Sr.Burnt Hills More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Statoil Floats First Hywind Scotland Foundations off Stord

first_imgSource: StatoilThe first two of the five SPAR-type floating foundations built by the Navantia-Windar consortium for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland floating wind farm have arrived to the project’s assembly base in Stord, Norway.The two floating foundations were loaded onto the semi-submersible vessel Albatross at Navantia’s Fene shipyard in Spain in early May.The two foundations were unloaded off Stord last week and at least one of them has already been verticalized using ballast water and aggregates, reaching a draft of more than 75 metres.Source: NavantiaEach of these structures is 91 metres long, with a diameter of 14.8 metres and a weight of 3,450 tonnes.The remaining three foundations will be shipped out from the Fene shipyard at the end of May and at the beginning of June.The floating foundations will support five Siemens 6 MW turbines. The assembled units will be towed to the installation site some 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and anchored in water depths exceeding 100 metres.The wind farm, owned by Statoil (75%) and Masdar (25%), is expected to be commissioned in late 2017.last_img read more

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Eni closes $4.7 billion Coral South FLNG project financing

first_imgItalian oil company Eni has achieved financial close for a total amount of around $4.7 billion for the Coral South FLNG multi-sourced project financing. The project is located in the Area 4 offshore Mozambique where Eni is the operator.In March 2017, Eni and ExxonMobil signed a sale and purchase agreement to enable ExxonMobil to acquire a 25 percent interest in Area 4, through EEA. The remaining interests in Area 4 are held by CNODC (20%), Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P. (ENH, 10%), Kogas (10%) and Galp Energia (10%).Eni sanctioned the project at the beginning of June 2017 and signed all the drilling, construction and installation contracts for the production facilities, as well as agreements with the Mozambican government for the regulatory framework and financing of the project.According to Eni’s statement on Wednesday, the financing is split in the following facilities: BPI Export Credit Agency Covered Loan; KEXIM Export Credit Agency Covered Loan; Ksure Export Credit Agency Covered Loan; Sace Export Credit Agency Covered Loan; Sinosure Export Credit Agency Covered Loan; Commercial Bank Direct Loan; and KEXIM Direct Loan.Coral South FLNG is the first project sanctioned by the Area 4 partners for the development of the considerable gas resources discovered by Eni and its partners in the Rovuma Basin offshore Mozambique.It targets the production and monetization of the gas contained in the southern part of the Coral gas reservoir, by means of a floating LNG (FLNG) plant with a capacity of 3.4 million tons per year (MTPA). A sale and purchase agreement was signed in 2016 for the sale of 100% of the LNG production to BP.Soon after the project was sanctioned, Eni awarded a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of the Coral South FLNG facility and its associated risers and subsea flowlines system, as well as the installation of the umbilicals and subsea equipment to TechnipFMC, together with JGC Corporation and Samsung Heavy Industries, all partners in the TJS Consortium where TechnipFMC is the leader.Technip and JGC Corporation then awarded a contract to Baker Hughes, a GE company, to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the new FLNG facility.Speaking of FLNG units, Africa’s first FLNG vessel recently reached its final location in Cameroon, after a long journey from Singapore. The FLNG Hilli Episeyo is expected to start production soon. Also, the final investment decision (FID) for Ophir’s Fortuna FLNG project in Equatorial Guinea is still pending as Ophir is working to develop alternative funding sources for the project.On the other hand, Petronas-owned Satu FLNG unit is already producing, making it the world’s first FLNG in production.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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W. Visayas’ RTF-ELCAC ‘in full swing’ next year

first_imgMembers of the Regional Peace and Order Council in Western Visayas gather for a meeting on Dec. 12. DENR WESTERN VISAYAS “We will meet in March for theupdating of accomplishments and plans,” said Iglesia.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The clusters (of the RTF-ELCAC) arealready complete but not fully operational. The clusters are conducting effortsand hopefully next year, it will be in full swing,” Iglesia added. Iglesia said all of the provinces inthe region have organized their respective provincial TF-ELCAC. Ariel Iglesia, regional director ofthe Department of the Interior and Local Government in the region, said theRTF-ELCAC will be fully operational on Jan. 2020.   Aside from the thrust againstinsurgency, Iglesia said the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) was alsotasked to oversee the situation of illegal drugs and the overall peace andorder situation in the region.   The clusters include the localgovernment empowerment, international engagement, legal cooperation, strategiccommunication, basic services, livelihood and poverty alleviation, andinfrastructure and resources management. “On the level of municipalities, it isstill not complete but our efforts are ongoing,” he added. The RPOC has set its regular meetingevery Wednesday of the last month of the quarter. The meeting was attended byEnvironment secretary Roy Cimatu as the Cabinet Officer for RegionalDevelopment and Security. The newly-appointed RPOC memberschaired by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo gathered for their first meetinglast week.  The region has also put in placeclusters such as peace and development, situational awareness and knowledgemanagement, localized peace and engagement, the enhanced comprehensive localintegration program, and sectoral unification capacity living and empowerment. ILOILO City – The Regional Task Forceto End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) will be in full swing nextyear, according to the peace and order council in Western Visayas.  last_img read more

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Wilshere backed to win 100 England caps

first_img Wilshere, 21, returned from more than a year out injured in October, but is already being heralded as an integral part of the future hopes of both club and country. Arsenal head to Tottenham on Sunday where they will come up against in-form Welshman Gareth Bale, who has drawn comparisons with Europe’s best after his match-winning performances this season. Wenger believes his own talented midfielder has everything ahead of him, and he said: “Bale is the flavour of the moment. When you look at Wilshere, who will deny that this guy will get 100 caps for England? Nobody, if he has no injury.” Press Association He added: “My worry is not to compare Wilshere with anyone else. My only worry when you are a footballer player of that talent is to become as good as you can become. “That is the only thing that is of interest to me. I leave the comparisons to other people. My job is to get the best out of him.” Wenger feels it is sometimes overlooked just how much Wilshere has achieved since arriving at the club aged nine. “You tend to forget how old he is when you see him play. You never come out of a game and think ‘this guy is 21 years old’. He’s at a stage where the others have not started,” said Wenger. “You think of Jack (as) an established player in the Premier League and at international level, that is still something special.” Wenger feels Wilshere will develop into Arsenal’s natural leader. He continued: “Jack breathes football. He doesn’t talk too much, but he understands everything. What he has exceeded is the speed of his physical fitness in the game. Honestly, I never expected that.” There were reports on Saturday night that an Arab consortium is considering making a bid for Arsenal in the near future. The Sun on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph both reported the interest, with funds for the bid said to be coming from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. American Stan Kroenke is the club’s majority shareholder, while Uzbek Alisher Usmanov also holds a significant stake. The offer for Arsenal would reportedly see the potential investors bid around £20,000 per share, making Kroenke’s holding worth £830million. center_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt midfielder Jack Wilshere can outlast the hype and go on to earn a century of caps for England.last_img read more

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Martinez hails ‘exquisite’ Barkley

first_img The Spaniard believes the teenager, currently on international duty with England, possesses technical skills on a par with Brazilian or Dutch contemporaries. Barkley, 19, has become a key player in the side since the change of management at Goodison Park in the summer and Martinez is keen to progress the youngster’s development. Press Association “Ross, since day one, showed he was ready and in a position to enjoy his football and it is not a secret he is a really talented man,” the Toffees boss told talkSPORT. “Technically he is really gifted and you would probably see that technical ability in any player brought up in Brazil or Holland – he is that exquisite technically. “He is a young man who is fighting for his place and his personality and character means he is such a humble boy, all he wants to do is listen and play. “Nothing will faze him on a pitch and if you have that with the talent he has, it is an incredible combination.” Everton’s good start to the season has put them sixth in the Barclays Premier League, three points off second-placed Liverpool ahead of this weekend’s Merseyside derby at Goodison. Martinez is still trying to implement changes in his playing philosophy and believes further progress will be made this season. “We are better now than we were in August and in February we have to be at a better level,” he added. “The goalscoring ability of a team is very important. You are going to be successful in a season if you are solid defensively and have a threat of scoring goals. “Scoring goals will come more often once we get the understanding of the players. “We have goals in the side, I’m not worried about that. The focus is on the strikers but it is the wrong focus.” center_img Everton manager Roberto Martinez has hailed the “exquisite” talent of midfielder Ross Barkley.last_img read more

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Hughton understands anger of fans

first_imgNorwich boss Chris Hughton understands the frustrations of Canaries supporters over the club’s slide towards the Barclays Premier League drop zone. Press Association Hughton told BBC Radio Norfolk: “The supporters show the passions of their club. We have the same passions here and I am desperate as a manager to make sure we keep making progress. “We certainly understand and respect the opinions of the supporters. It is their club and one thing I can guarantee is that we are working as hard as we can to be looking upwards.” Hughton remains convinced his side can pull out of their recent slide and regain their form of the previous two seasons, which brought them 11th and 12th-placed finishes. He added: “In a league that is very tight around we know we’re only three points away from 10th place. “But we want to fight and work as hard as we can to make sure we can start looking upwards.” center_img City have slumped to within two points of the bottom three after going six league games without a win – and their 3-0 FA Cup loss at Fulham on Tuesday night left some fans calling for Hughton’s head. Further reversals at home to Hull on Saturday and Newcastle on Tuesday would pile the pressure on Hughton, with chief executive David McNally having indicated the manager is doing his job providing he keeps the club out of the bottom three. last_img read more