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Full Audio Of moe.’s Three Set New Year’s Celebration Has Surfaced [Listen]

first_imgBeloved jam band moe. decided to take their diehard fanbase out to a new location for New Year’s Eve, ultimately settling on The Wilma in Missoula, MT to ring in 2016. The intimate two night run kicked off with a great opening show, but moe. took things to the next level for three full sets of magic on New Year’ largely stuck to their original music for the performance, opening with “Meat > Timmy Tucker” to get the party started. They did work in a tune from their recent Quentin Tarantino-themed Halloween, bringing out the beloved instrumental “Battle Without Honor or Humanity.” That song kicked off an awesome second set which saw the band bounce between “Four,” “Rebubula,” and “Yodelittle.”The third set saw more of the band’s original music, including “Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Meat” before the big countdown. The show concluded with a “Brent Black” followed by the conclusion of “Meat” – so it’s safe to say this show wasn’t for the vegetarians. They returned for an encore that included “Stranger Than Fiction” before a sweet tribute to Leonard Cohen in the form of “Hallelujah.”You can steam the full show below, courtesy of taper marcus.Setlist: moe. | The Wilma | Missoula, MT | 12/31/16Set One1. Meat >2. Timmy Tucker3. Gone4. Jazz Wank >5. Spine of a Dog >6. BusterSet Two1. Crowd2. Battle Without Honor or Humanity3. Four >4. Rebubula >5. Yodelittle >6. Four >7. RebubulaSet Three1. Tubing the River Styx >2. The Pit >3. Meat4. Countdown5. Auld Lang Syne >6. Brent Black >7. MeatEncore1. Crowd2. Alnouncements3. Stranger Than Fiction4. HallelujahAll photos by Paul Citone, see the full gallery below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Kiteboarding Disasters

first_imgTrauma Tuesday: Kiteboarding Disasters features some of harshest fails in a sport of equal parts skill and luck. Combining the finesse of surfing and wake boarding, kiteboarding can produce some wowing results when executed perfectly. When the wind takes control, however, the rider falls mercy to the mighty power of Mother Nature. Here are some of biggest wipeouts we could find on the web.This guys rises to new heights, and comes crashing, crashing down.This kiteboarder gets absolutely wrecked by a wall when the wind starts kicking.A compilaiton of fails and wipeouts.last_img

Summer Road Trips: For The Beer Drinkers

first_imgLocation: Western North CarolinaDistance: 100 milesDriver: Nicole OwenSylva, N.C.Owner, Innovation Brewing; Board Member, Asheville Brewers Alliance“One thing that makes this whole area unique is the water quality. Water is the biggest ingredient in beer and we’re fortunate to have pure, clean, unmessed-with water. That plays a lot into why there’s such a centralized craft beer boom in this area, but also the outdoor culture, too. Those two cultures go hand in hand really well.”Editor’s Note: We should start by mentioning that we in no way condone drinking and driving. If you don’t have a designated driver, consider hiring a tour company to tote you around on your drinking road trip. Leap Frog Tours in Waynesville, N.C., offers a variety of brewery and other custom tour experiences for as little as $55 per person for up to five hours.Innovation Brewing in Sylva, NCDay 1  |  2.6 miles | Sylva — DillsboroAn hour southwest of Beer City, U.S.A., is the idyllic mountain town of Sylva, N.C., our starting point for this western North Carolina beer-venture. There are two breweries here, Innovation Brewing and Balsam Falls Brewing Company. For a town of about 2,600, that might seem like a lot, but there’s plenty of sudsy love to go around. They’re less than a block away from each other, so you’ll be able to try ‘em both without ever needing to get in a car.Innovation Brewing is situated right on Scott Creek and will be dishing out wood-fired pizzas this summer for the first time since the installation of their outdoor oven. If pizza’s not your thing, you can always grab a cheeseburger from the brewery’s food-truck-in-crime, Cosmic Carry Out. Stay and hang Friday night for music at the brewery or shuffle over to the Mad Batter if the weather turns. This cool eat-in theater is located in one of Jackson County’s most historic buildings and has nine different North Carolina brews on tap.Once you’re good and sober, cruise up the road to Dillsboro. Innovation just opened a taproom in the old railroad depot here, so you can grab one last drink before tapping out. The Dillsboro Inn (rates from $110 per night) is perched right along the banks of the Tuckasegee River, which means you can cast for trout right out the door to your room.Nantahala BrewingDay 2  |  27 — 69.6 miles | Dillsboro — FranklinYour final destination on day two will be Franklin, N.C. How you get there is up to you. If you want to taste the soulful beers brewed deep in the southwestern heart of the state, make a pit stop in Andrews (Andrews Brewing Company and Hoppy Trout Brewing Company are based here). If you’d rather spend more time outside than in a car, hike up to the fire towers on Wesser Bald or Wayah Bald along the Appalachian Trail. Whatever you decide, begin your day first by driving 20 minutes from Dillsboro to Bryson City.Once known only for the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and the Nantahala Outdoor Center, this mountain town is coming into its own as a microbrew destination. Both Nantahala Brewing and Mountain Layers Brewing Company make phenomenal beers and have embedded themselves in Bryson City’s outdoor community. Grab an App Trail Extra Pale Ale from Nantahala or a Newfound Gap Golden Ale from Mountain Layers, then hit the trail for which these beers are named.Take the Indian Lakes Scenic Byway, or Highway 28, south towards Franklin. You can hop off 28 onto Tellico Road to reach the trailhead for Wesser Bald, or drive through Franklin and get on Wayah Road, which you can drive all of the way to the fire tower if that’s more your style. Whether you explore Andrews or the Appalachian Trail, eventually you’ll land in Franklin, which was twice voted the Top Town in the Blue Ridge by our readers.Nestled in a bowl of 5,000-foot peaks, Franklin is the quintessential mountain town. Even if you’re not a hiker, there’s great smallmouth bass fishing on the Little Tennessee River. The two breweries here are Lazy Hiker Brewing Company and Currahee Brewing Company, the latter of which is located right on the river. You can also grab a local brew over at the Rock House Lodge, which is nested inside Outdoor 76. Beer. Gear. Music. You call it an outfitter-taproom. We call it heaven. Cozy up for the night at Cat Creek Lodge (suites from $149 per night). The mountain views alone are worth the price.Satulah Mountain Brewing CompanyDay 3  |  27.7 miles | Franklin — CashiersTop off your weekend of country road cruisin’ and craft beer boozin’ with one last stop in Cashiers. This little treasure trove of a community just got its first craft brewery earlier this year, Whiteside Brewing Company, named for that formidable mound of rock that juts out of the otherwise verdant land between Highlands and Cashiers. You can earn those liquid carbs by hiking to the top of Whiteside, a short loop that totals 2.5 miles. Fuel up with burgers and beer at the brewery, or do brunch first at The Ugly Dog Pub. Depending on which way you’re headed home, pick up a growler to go either in Highlands (Satulah Mountain Brewing Company) or Sapphire (Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company).The Cabins At Sandy Mush BaldSidetrip: The Cabins at Sandy Mush BaldThe hike-in lodge at the top of Sandy Mush Bald is one of the South’s best-kept secrets. Sandy Mush Bald is one of the only privately owned balds in Southern Appalachia. The Adler family, the long-time owners and conservationists, have protected the mountain bald and the surrounding 500-acre wilderness. To reach the hike-in lodge and cabins, visitors park at the bottom of the mountain and hike up two miles to the 5,150-foot summit.last_img read more

FARC Announces It Will Release Six Hostages

first_img GOD WILLING THE SIX MENTIONED ARE FREED AND THEY GO FOR MORE! By Dialogo December 08, 2011 After a protest in which thousands of people called for the freedom of the 11 individuals kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), that country’s largest terrorist organization announced that it will release six of the 11 uniformed personnel in its power. “We will continue exploring with you all paths that might lead us to this noble aim and to the implementation of (…) the unilateral release of prisoners of war announced in a previous message, despite the fact that some of them have fallen in the senseless attempt at a military rescue,” the FARC said. The rebel group, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, sent a missive to a group of international mediators, including former Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba. In its communiqué, the guerrilla group did not reveal the names of the Armed Forces personnel who will be released, nor a tentative date. According to analysts, the FARC usually carries out unilateral releases in order to raise its political profile at the national and international levels, as well as to polish its deteriorated image, linked to drug trafficking, kidnapping, and other crimes. The deaths of four Armed Forces personnel occurred in late November amid a clash with the Army, which was conducting a search operation in the jungle, and were characterized by the government as murder. Hours before the guerrilla group’s announcement, President Juan Manuel Santos asked the FARC to release the hostages as a gesture toward peace. “For that reason, we also demand the release of those 11 heroes of the fatherland who remain in the hands of the FARC,” the president said. last_img read more

Centereach Man Sentenced for Killing Wife

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Centereach man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 ½ years in prison for killing his 31-year-old wife and dumping her body in the woods near the couple’s home more than six years ago.Joseph Jones had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter at Suffolk County court last month. A charge of second-degree murder that he was also facing was dropped in exchange for his plea.Authorities have said the 34-year-old man killed Nicole Tessa during an argument over missing Oxycodone pills in their Prince Street home in North Patchogue on Dec. 17, 2010. The victim was reported missing two days later and found in a shallow grave in the woods days later.Jones was arrested after a grand jury indicted him in the case last year, when he was ordered held without bail. Judge John Toomey also sentenced him to five years of post-release supervision.last_img read more

Trump opioid plan vague, lacks funding

first_imgHe explained to a House committee on Wednesday that there is a “difference between a physical dependence and an addiction.”Many patients successfully overcome their addiction to opioids with a managed course of methadone or buprenorphine while undergoing counseling.The FDA is looking into ways to allow medication-assisted therapy to be prescribed more widely, and to reflect that some people may need to be treated for life.Getting the therapy to the millions of Americans who need it will take a concerted, well-funded effort by the federal government and the states.The president’s own commission on opioid addiction is reportedly considering calling for wider use of the treatment in its forthcoming report.If so, Trump should heed its recommendation and direct his administration to act accordingly. He also promised to seal the borders against illegal drugs and to prosecute traffickers.Absent from this list is something called medication-assisted therapy.The treatment uses methadone and buprenorphine to safely help addicts through recovery, prevent fatal overdoses and enable people to work and live normal lives, studies and experience show.Yet the U.S. government restricts their use to specially trained doctors, who can treat only a limited number of patients.And too many Americans believe the myth that prescribing methadone or buprenorphine — both opioids — simply replaces one addiction for another, and that it’s better for addicts to simply abstain.Trump’s former secretary of Health and Human Services questioned the value of medication-assisted therapy, and insurance companies have been reluctant to cover it.Fortunately, Scott Gottlieb, head of the Food and Drug Administration, realizes the value of the treatment. In sweeping if vague terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday declared opioid addiction a “national health emergency.” What he didn’t do is talk about one of the most effective ways to address it —or how much it would all cost.The strategy Trump outlined includes training doctors to prescribe painkillers more carefully, encouraging scientists to create nonaddictive alternatives, urging children not to start taking opioids and using drug courts to help the addicted find treatment. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared on Bloomberg View: More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up)

first_img By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill (Round-Up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Liquor Reform,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed a historic liquor reform bill that will provide greater convenience and satisfaction to Pennsylvania customers. The bi-partisan supported bill is the most significant step in reforming the commonwealth’s liquor system in 80 years.“I want to commend leaders and members from both parties in the House and Senate for coming together to pass this legislation and I am proud to have signed it into law,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package finally brings Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”The bill includes improvements such as allowing grocery stores that currently sell beer to also sell wine, direct shipment of wine to consumers’ homes, permanent gas stations’ ability to six packs, restaurants and hotels to sell bottles of wine for take-out, and flexible pricing to allow state stores to offer special discounts and sales.Take a look at the additional coverage below Pittsburgh Business Times: Wolf signs into law bill expanding liquor sales in state“This bill is truly historic,” [Governor] Wolf said. “[It] will improve the customer experience, make pricing more competitive, make the purchase of products more convenient, and bring more revenue for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It shows once again that Democrats and Republicans can work together. It shows we are changing a system people in Pennsylvania have wanted to change for a very long time.” It’s the law: Wine to be sold in Pa. grocery storesBarely a day after it sped through the House and unexpectedly landed on his desk, Gov. Wolf on Wednesday signed a law to let hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores sell wine…”For the last 80-some years we have not been able to do this, so this truly is historic,” Wolf said in an afternoon signing ceremony.Morning Call: Wolf signs law making alcohol sales easier“This bill will improve the customer experience, this bill will make pricing more competitive, it will make the purchase of these products more convenient and it will produce more revenue for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” [Governor] Wolf said. “It will also show, once again, that Democrats and Republicans can work together.”Associated Press: Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery storesDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Wednesday allowing wine sales in grocery stores and making other changes to how alcohol is sold. The new law lets licensed groceries and restaurants sell up to four bottles of takeout wine per customer. The measure also puts into law convenience store sales of beer that have begun as a result of court cases.York Dispatch: Wolf signs wine, beer sales reform billThe most wide-ranging reform of Pennsylvania’s wine and beer sales in decades was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday. “This bill will improve the customer’s experience,” Wolf said during a signing ceremony, noting the bill will increase revenue for the stateCBS Philly: Gov. Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Wine Sales In Grocery Stores“We are changing a system that the people of Pennsylvania have wanted to change for a very long time,” said Gov. Wolf. Gov. Wolf said he was fulfilling a campaign promise to modernize the current system — making it easier and more convenient to purchase beer and wine without selling off or privatizing the state store system.PennLive: Pennsylvania’s first major liquor reform bill since Prohibition becomes law[Governor]Wolf emphasized the collaborative effort that took place to see those changes to fruition as a contingent of lawmakers from both parties stood at his side. As he signed the bill, he was flanked on his right by two of the plan’s architects — Rep. Paul Costa, D-Allegheny County, and Sen. Charles McIlhinney, R-Bucks County — and on his left by House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny County, the bill’s sponsor whose blessing allowed it to come to a vote on Tuesday.Times Leader: Wolf signs bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery storesThe governor said “truly historic” changes will help consumers and generate new revenue for the state. “I have every confidence that this is a good thing for Pennsylvania,” Wolf said, flanked by lawmakers as he signed the bill in his Capitol offices a day after it passed the House with bipartisan support.Reuters: Pennsylvania governor signs law expanding wine sales to private storesPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed into law new measures to expand the sale of bottled wine to certain private stores, a move that could generate millions in state revenues through taxes and licensing fees. Pennsylvania is one of just two U.S. states, along with Utah, with full control over its liquor sale system – owning and operating retail and wholesale operations.PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf signs House Bill 1690 for liquor modernization“I promised to modernize our state store system when I ran for governor and this bill delivers on that promise,” said Gov. Wolf House Bill 1690 allows the purchase of wine in groceries stores with a select license. “It will be available in those grocery stores that have the restaurant license,” said Gov. Wolf. “It will also be available in certain restaurants and the idea is that people will be able to access this.” June 09, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Beware of photoshopping pitfalls

first_imgFile imageWHEN it comes to the sale of property it seems everyone has heard or experienced a horror story. I was reminded of a classic the other day when a buyer spotted a great property online with photos of uninterrupted ocean views. Then, when they inspected the property, there was a large power pole in front of the balcony that clearly obstructed the view.Photoshopping real estate marketing images can be a helpful way to showcase a property’s natural assets, but it can go too far and cross into misrepresentation and even deceptive conduct that can attract huge penalties. So what is allowed and what’s not? Actually, it’s a grey area, which can be very stressful, because if the estate agent gets it wrong, it can mean fines of up to $220,000 for individuals and $1.1 million for corporations. In some cases, even where the vendor (seller) has personally prepared the photographs for the agent to use, if the purchaser buys the property based on the photos and then finds it to be an untruthful representation, they may take legal action against the vendor and the agent. The guiding principle is the photo must fairly and accurately represent the property.This means your marketing photographs must be true to the current condition of the home, its characteristics and its surroundings. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020You can’t take out power lines or edit the exterior significantly – no added landscaping, no pruning of bushes and trees. No new flower beds. You can’t upgrade the cabinetry in the kitchen or the bathroom. So what can you do?In typical residential properties you are probably safe to make the grass a bit greener.However, if it’s an acreage you can’t suddenly cover the hectares of dirt with rolling green turf. If the photos are taken on an overcast day, you can also add a blue sky. Also adding some furniture to an unfurnished home is acceptable as it’s simply showing prospective buyers how the house can be styled. You can also de-clutter the benches and edit out appliances left out on the day the photographer visited. You can also remove furniture from photos if it doesn’t showcase the room to its best. This is provided the furniture is not built in.The guiding principle is you must accurately and fairly represent the home in its current condition. Avoid any photoshopping tricks that can trigger legal risks and you and your agent will be fine.last_img read more

Home ownership doesn’t guarantee happiness: Survey

first_imgHome ownership doesn’t guarantee happiness according to new research.SCRIMPING and savings for a home getting you down? Perhaps it’s time for a reality check: Owning a home doesn’t necessarily guarantee happiness, new research has found, with more than half of those with mortgages unhappy.Researchers have found that the majority of Aussies consider their home loan a burden rather than a blessing.The Gateway Mortgage Holders Sentiment Report found that 56 per cent of those who were currently paying off a mortgage or have paid off a mortgage found it a burden that somewhat limited their lifestyle. Just 44 per cent saw their home loan as a benefit that helped their lifestyle – something Gateway chief executive Paul Thomas believed pointed to a broader problem of Aussies being heavily indebted.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“Around three-in-ten households (29 per cent) were classified as ‘over-indebted’ (by the Australian Bureau of Statistics),” he said. “In fact, the ABS research also revealed owners with a mortgage were the most likely households to be over-indebted (47 per cent)”. Getting your money into a home is only part of the challenge.Queenslanders were less likely to consider their home loans a burden (47 per cent view their home loan negatively) while those in Victoria (59 per cent) and New South Wales (56 per cent) were more likely to be pessimistic.“It’s not surprising to find that many view paying off their home as an encumbrance. It’s one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in life, so borrowers need to do their due diligence before buying a property. There are many advantages to owning your own home and while a mortgage is considered ‘good’ debt, borrowers need to make sure they’re not overstretching themselves and taking on more than they can handle,” Mr Thomas said.Aussie attitudes to mortgages have grown more negative in the past two years, the research found, with only 40 per cent seeing their home loan as “at least somewhat of a benefit” (down 5 percentage points).”“We know times have become tougher over the past few years. CoreLogic recently reported property price growth across all capital cities is at a seven-year high (12.9 per cent). Not to mention, wages growth remains stuck at a record low, sitting under 2 per cent. All these factors seem to be contributing to our dissatisfaction when it comes to the cost of home ownership.”last_img read more