After a recent successful two-night run at Brooklyn Bowl, The Greyboy Allstars, made up of Karl Denson (Sax/Flute/Vocals), Robert Walter (Keys), Chris Stillwell (Bass, Vocals), Elgin Parker (Guitar, Vocals), and Aaron Redfield (Drums) has announced a residency at NYC’s The Blue Note, along with several other dates. Leading up to the Blue Note shows on June 24th-26th, the Greyboy Allstars will play shows at the Wanee Festival, as well as play headlining shows in Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle, Solano Beach and San Diego.Along with the announcement of new dates, the band has also released their fourth and latest album, Inland Emperor. Download the album on iTunes here. Purchase the album through the band’s website here.Here is a list of confirmed Greyboy Allstars’ Dates:April 18 Live Oak, FL—Wanee FestivalApril 19 Chicago, IL—The Congress TheaterApril 26 New Orleans, LA—La MaisonApril 27 New Orleans, LA—TipitinasMay 10 San Francisco, CA—The IndependentMay 11 San Francisco, CA—The IndependentMay 16 Seattle, WA—Dimitirious Jazz AlleyMay 17 Seattle, WA—Dimitirious Jazz AlleyMay 18 Seattle, WA—Dimitirious Jazz AlleyMay 19 Seattle, WA—Dimitirious Jazz AlleyJune 1 Solana Beach, CA—Fiesta Del Sol FestivalJune 14 San Diego, CA—The CasbahJune 15 San Diego, CA—The CasbahJune 24 New York, NY—The Blue NoteJune 25 New York, NY—The Blue NoteJune 26 New York, NY—The Blue Note
[Videos via @amandabopp on Instagram / Photo via Twitter] John Mayer and Steve Miller must have been in a New York State of Mind tonight. The two guitarists/vocalists surprised fans tonight by joining Billy Joel on stage for his latest residency appearance at Madison Square Garden.First, John Mayer sat in with the New York native on a rendition of Joel’s “This Is The Time.” According to attendees, the Dead and Company guitarist then proceeded to return to his seat in the audience amongst the general population. Then, Steve Miller took the stage to play his original tune “The Joker.”Mayer later returned to the stage for an encore of “You May Be Right” and finished up the incredible show with a “Crossroads” cover.Joel even stopped mid-show to give fans a Mets update and had the game broadcast on the big screen, like the true New Yorker he is.Check out some fan-shot snippets below.
(c)2020 the San Francisco Chronicle Matthias Gafni is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @mgafni San Francisco Chronicle Matthias Gafni (MCT) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. “Unfortunately, he was unable to meet that goal on this day,” Vestal said. “We do commend him for doing that and can appreciate the timing to try and bring the spirit, especially this year.” The unidentified Kris Kringle fortunately was not electrocuted as he flew his ultralight-type aircraft into residential power lines, dangling upside down for an hour before firefighters could rescue him, said Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District Capt. Chris Vestal. He was uninjured and coherent, Vestal said. Dec. 21—Because it’s 2020, a man dressed as Santa Claus and delivering candy canes to neighborhood children in a Sacramento suburb on Sunday morning crashed his aircraft into power lines and had to be rescued from the live wires. Eventually Santa, holding onto a firefighter a little more tightly than he’s used to handling reindeer, slowly got lowered from the lines to the street below. Nearby residents told firefighters that the man delivers candy from his aircraft every year. Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 11 a.m. near the intersection of 7th Avenue and M Street in Rio Linda and found the red-and-white Santa hanging upside down in his aircraft with his red, white and blue parachute tangled in the lines. When firefighters arrived, Vestal said, the lines were live and had to be shut down by Sacramento Municipal Utility District workers. About 200 homes in the area lost power, he said. The unidentified Kris Kringle fortunately was not electrocuted as he flew his ultralight-type aircraft into residential power lines, dangling upside down for an hour before firefighters could rescue him. “We didn’t confirm if he came from the North Pole, but that would be pretty far,” he said with a laugh. “We don’t know where he was coming from or where exactly he was going,” Vestal said. It was the first time Vestal could remember a Santa Claus crashing a flying machine into Sacramento area power lines, but two years ago the fire captain responded to one stuck in a chimney trying to rob a Carmichael bar. Visit the San Francisco Chronicle at www.sfchronicle.com ___
At Eurobike we saw the new single-sided Garmin Vector S power meter pedal option, which tweaked the left sensor’s system to send a doubled up signal to the head unit and approximate total power for both legs from a single meter at about half the price.At Interbike, they showed us the new Cycling Dynamics updated for the Vector and their cycling computers. The new screen interprets data from the pedals in a new way, showing your Power Phase (how strong you are at each point in the crank’s rotation), compare time spent seated versus standing and see how your power is hitting the pedals with their Platform Center Offset reading.All three metrics will appear on a single screen and show up in Garmin Connect upon syncing the device with your computer after the ride. A software update will be available later this year for both the pedals and Garmin’s head units to bring it all to life…The Power Phase section shows the angles where you start and stop generating positive torque. They say you can use it to analyze the differences saddle position can make, and see how your output differs when seated or standing, climbing or riding on the flats. Of course, you’ll need the standard dual sided Vector pedal system to see right and left.The Platform Center Offset shows how much of your power is being pushed to either side of the pedal’s center. This data can be used to improve bike fit and cleat position to improve efficiency and possibly prevent injury.Lastly, it automatically figures out when your seated or standing and records the total time for each. Post ride, you can compare power output with the riding position to see which is more efficient, all in real time along your ride’s continuum. It’ll also show the corresponding cadence and speed, so you’ll know for sure whether it’s better to sit and grind or get up and chammy dance!NEW GARMIN FORERUNNER 920XTBuilding off the 910XT, its successor adds running dynamics and smartphone connectivity, plus a hi-res color display, while keeping the GPS and other basic metrics we’ve all come to expect.The hot new features include daily activity tracking, VO2 max estimate for cyclists, and notifications of incoming text, emails, calls, calendar reminders and more when paired with your Bluetooth 4.0 smartphone. It’ll automatically upload your workout data to Garmin Connect via that Bluetooth connection or over WiFi. It can even do live trackingFor cyclists, the cool feature is it’s ability to use heart rate and power output to estimate your VO2 max, giving you another metric by which to gauge your performance. It also bundles in a sleep tracking and recovery timeline, which we all know we need more of. A built in altimeter provides accurate altitude measurements, too.The meat of the new features are for runners, though. Their Advanced Running Dynamics measure cadence, vertical oscillation (how far you bounce off the ground between steps) and ground contact time. It then presents this data in full color graphics and compares it to runners in general. Assuming you want to change your gait, a metronome will vibrate/beep to help you match a specific cadence. An UltraTrac mode boosts GPS tracking up to 40 continuous hours for ultra runners.Swimmers get stroke type, stroke counts and distance. If you’re looking for an all in one package, the new Forerunner 920XT seems to check the boxes active (or those who want to be active) people are looking for. Bonus: It’s thinner and lighter than previous models, too. Retail is $449 on its own, or $499 with BT heart rate strap.Garmin.com
“Vigil of Angel Hooper,” one of SM East student Andrew Hartnett’s photographs.SM North students Chelsea Turner and Forest Kinsey won first place scholarships at this year’s Shooting Stars Gala.Students from northeast Johnson County left quite an impression with the judges for this year’s Shooting Stars Arts Scholarship program.SM East students won a program-leading four scholarships at the gala celebration held last weekend. SM North students earned two scholarships, as well.Now in its 18th year, the annual Shooting Stars Gala recognizes some of the top high school artistic talent in the county. The Arts Council of Johnson County selects two scholarship recipients for each of nine categories: literature, two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art, photography, production and design, strings, theatre performance, voice classical, and winds and percussion.Local winners this year were:First place in literature: Forest Kinsey, SM North; Maureen Davis, nominating teacherFirst place in photography: Andrew Hartnett, SM East; Adam Finkleston, nominating teacherFirst place in strings: Molly Gasperi, SM East; Jonathan Lane, nominating teacherFirst place in theatre performance: Chelsea Turner, SM North; Maureen Davis, nominating teacherSecond place in theatre performance: Abby Cramer, SM East;Second place in production and design: Katie Sgroi, SM EastFirst place winners receive a $1,400 scholarship. Second place winners receive a $700 scholarship. Nominating teachers receive a $350 honorarium.
Amendments to the rules of criminal procedure The Florida Bar’s Criminal Procedure Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court an out-of-cycle report proposing amendments to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendments, which are summarized below and reproduced in full online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before October 1, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on Fleur J. Lobree, committee chair, 1350 NW 12th Ave., Room S-539, Miami 33136-2102, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The chair has until October 22 to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 3.800, CASE NO. 09-1306 RULE 3.800. CORRECTION, REDUCTION, AND MODIFICATION OF SENTENCES (a)-(c) [No change] (d) Successive Motions. A motion to correct an illegal sentence filed pursuant to subdivision (a) of this rule may be dismissed if the judge finds that it fails to allege new or different grounds for relief and the prior determination was on the merits or, if new and different grounds are alleged, the judge finds that the failure of the movant or the attorney to assert those grounds in a prior motion constituted an abuse of the procedure governed by these rules. This subdivision will not apply when its application would result in a manifest injustice. [Committee Notes] [No change] Amendments to the rules of criminal procedure September 1, 2009 Notices
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Cyrill Gutsch. Independent/Courtesy Parley for the OceansDesigner and creative entrepreneur Cyrill Gutsch will be the keynote speaker at The Independent’s Water Views Festival on June 2 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.Gutsch is the founder of Parley for the Oceans, defined as a “space where creators, thinkers, and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction.”Parley was born when Gutsch met Captain Paul Watson, a co-founder of Greenpeace who convinced Gutsch to take on a new project: responding to the threats facing our oceans.Public enemy number one in Gutsch’s mind is the estimated eight million metric tons of plastic that are dumped into the oceans every year. The Parley Ocean Plastic Program works to clean up, prevent, and draw attention to the problem and its devastating consequences for seabirds, marine life, and the human food chain.Gutsch has developed a strategy that he calls the Parley AIR, built on three pillars of action: Avoid, Intercept, Redesign, in which the focus is placed on the reduction of overall plastic use; the reclaiming and recycling of marine plastic debris; the interception of plastic waste before it ends up in the ocean; and the ultimate vision of applying green chemistry to reinvent and replace current plastic with eco-innovative alternatives that do not harm the environment.To that end, in 2015, the adidas Group became a founding member of Parley and the first to commit to its strategy. Together with adidas, Parley deployed and extended its programs focused on education and communication, research and development, direct impact, and eco-innovation, and developed Ocean Plastic, a catalyst material made from intercepted marine plastic waste to replace virgin plastic while raising awareness and funds for longer-term solutions.Corona (AB-InBev) and American Express are among the names that have since adopted Parley AIR and have committed to creating change across their industries.Gutsch was named 2017 Environmentalist of the Year by the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association for his work for the oceans. In 2018, Parley was named Environmental Organization of the Year at EARTHx, and Gutsch was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Innovation by the British Fashion Council at its annual awards gala.He will be joined at Water Views by Edwina von Gal, founder of the Perfect Earth Project; Michael Ogden, the founder of Natural Systems International; Beth Rattner, the executive director of the Biomimicry Institute; and Dr. Aly Cohen, founder of the Smart Human.There will also be a State of Our Waters Panel featuring Dorian Dale, the director of sustainability and chief recovery officer for Suffolk County; Dr. Christopher Gobler, the director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, and Stuart Lowrie, director of sustainable water for the New York division of the Nature Conservancy.The talks and presentations will begin at 10 AM with a family-friendly eco expo taking place from noon to 3 PM. The event is open to the public and is free. Reservations are preferred, and can be made at [email protected]@indyeastend.com Share
Two floating wetlands are coming to Fort Pond in Montauk after the East Hampton Town Board approved a $25,200 grant at its November 21 meeting.The grant goes to Concerned Citizens of Montauk. CCOM is already testing Fort Pond on a regular basis for both the levels of toxic chemicals in the water, as well as for algae.Laura Tooman, president of CCOM, said Monday that the idea of a floating wetland was brought to CCOM’s attention by Jason Beury, a landscape conservation designer employed by Ruschmeyer’s, and the resort’s general manager, Tyler Aposhian. Ruschmeyer’s overlooks Fort Pond from its perch on a hill across Second House Road.Over the past few years, she said, Ruschmeyer’s has made a concerted effort to contribute to the health of Fort Pond. For example, Tooman said, it ripped out the impervious asphalt parking lot, from which pollutants could flow downhill straight into Fort Pond, and replaced it with a pervious surfaced lot. It also began using rain barrels to capture runoff from the roofs on the sprawling site, and planted native plants on the property.A floating wetland is a mat, Tooman explained, in which plants are planted. There will be two mats anchored on Fort Pond, one on its north shore near the rocks by Edgemere Street and Industrial Road, the other on the south shore near Kirk Park, totaling 3000 square feet. The two mats will have different configurations, depending on the exact location, to be determined through CCOM’s work with the town’s natural resources department, headed by Kim Shaw. It is a pilot program, Tooman said. At the end of the season, the mats will be taken up, and the plants tested to see how much they grew, and how much of the nutrients in the water, like nitrogen and phosphorous, that would otherwise feed the algae blooms were absorbed by the plants. The plants will then be recycled back into the earth. [email protected] Share
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