The Disco Biscuits Announce Three Nights At The Capitol Theatre

first_img[cover photo by Andrew Blackstein] The Disco Biscuits have just announced three nights at The Capitol Theatre! From April 27-29, 2017, the jamtronica pioneers will return to Port Chester, New York for the second time ever, after making their debut with two nights last March. Bassist Marc Brownstein reflected about their performance at the venue last year, saying “Wow that’s a great venue! The Capitol Theatre was one of Jerry Garcia‘s favorite venues in the world. I can see why. Beautiful.” We can’t wait to see them return next month!In honor of the Snow Day, the band is opening up pre-sale for three-day passes on their website. Tickets for the general public will open on Friday, March 17, at 12PM ET. Check out the announcement below:Relive the glory from last year’s Capitol performances in the videos below:last_img read more

Operation Ágata 5 Seizes Explosives, Marijuana

first_img The mobilization of Brazilian military troops to the southern and western border regions of Brazil resulted in the seizure of 25,935 pounds of explosives in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Mato Grosso. A major load was located in Itiquira, a region in the city of Rondonopolis (Mato Grosso), stored in a truck that transported the product to the quarry region without authorization. The military found 25,604 pounds in the vehicle alone. On Aug. 6, Army soldiers, supported by Federal Police agents seized 330 pounds of dynamite in the Brazilian towns of Ametista do Sul and Frederico Westphalen, in Rio Grande do Sul. These are the initial results yielded by Operation Ágata 5, which started at the beginning of the week covering 2,423 miles of border with Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. In the past few days, troop participation intensified and reached 17,000 soldiers patrolling the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Parana, and Mato Grosso do Sul. This represents a 70% increase of military and civil contingents at the borders. On Aug. 9, Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim; Army Commander General Enzo Martins Peri, and the Chief of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, General José Carlos De Nardi, visited the targeted area covered by Ágata 5. The vandalism of ATM machines in greater Rio Grande do Sul prompted the Intelligence Department of the Army to reassess the storage and trade of dynamite. In past weeks, gangs used explosives to vandalize equipment in four different towns in Rio Grande do Sul. The last incidence took place in the early hours of Aug. 7, in Sao Francisco de Paula, the Serra region. In 2012, the number of vandalized ATM machines reached 12. The operation resulted in the seizure of explosives. Besides dynamite, the troops found 9,000 meters of twine, 315 fuses, 661 pounds of marijuana, six guns and 86 parcels filled with illegal materials. In the last 48 hours of operation, 8,966 inspections and searches were conducted. The Brazilian Air Force and Civil Aviation Agency searched 11 airfields, including its airplanes and pilots. Operation Ágata 5 was established by an ordinance signed by President Dilma Rousseff on June 8, 2011. It outlined the Border Patrol Strategic Plan in which the Ministry of Defense, through the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces, would lead the operations along the borders of ten countries with 710 Brazilian towns within 11 of its states. In this edition, the Navy, Army, and Air Force, with the participation of regulating agencies, Federal Police, Federal Highway Patrol, state and municipal forces will fight against the smuggling of narcotics, weapons, contraband and stolen cars, among other illegal activities. In the targeted area, the Armed Forces count on the support of fighter planes F5, Super Tucano, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), radar airplanes, 30 ships from different ports, Urutu and Cascavel tanks, and light and heavy weapons. The first two days of Operation Ágata produced the interception of an airplane by the Brazilian Airspace Defense Command and the inspections of 40 vessels. There were 54 patrols in naval, ground, and air missions. By Dialogo August 10, 2012last_img read more

June 17-23 is CPR Week

first_img The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness week from June 17 to 23 under the theme ‘Every Second Counts: CPR Saves Lives!.Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday.CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday (June 13), CPR Coordinator at the HFJ, Alonzo Mothersill, informed that the training will cost $1,500.“The certification usually costs $5,400, but, on CPR Day, our Family and Friends CPR course is discounted for all non-medical personnel and students,” he said.He is encouraging all individuals to take an interest in acquiring CPR skills for the benefit of family members and colleagues, who may, at some point, require such assistance.CPR is a lifesaving technique that helps to support and maintain breathing and circulation in an individual, through administering chest compressions and rescue breaths.The technique becomes necessary in cases where an individual has suffered a heart attack, has collected water in his lungs (near drowning) or has stopped breathing or the heart has stopped for any other reason.Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. Activities get under way with a live CPR demonstration at the ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ Father’s Day race at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew, on Sunday. Story Highlights CPR demonstrations will continue at Emancipation Park on Monday (June 18) between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. and a Family and Friends CPR training day will be held at the HFJ’s Beechwood Avenue office on Saturday, June 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

NTSB Actions of Pilot Tug Captain Led to Collision

first_imgzoom An investigation into a collision between a bulk carrier, a tug and a tank barge, which occurred in late January 2016 in the Lower Mississippi River, showed that the actions of the pilot aboard the bulker and the tug captain led to the incident, ​the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.In the evening hours of January 31, 2016, the bulk carrier Aris T collided with tank barge, towing vessel Pedernales, and two facility structures, all of which were located on the left descending bank of the Mississippi River at Norco, Louisiana.Also damaged during the collision were one additional shoreside structure, another towing vessel, and two other tank barges, bringing the total damage cost to more than USD 60 million. No pollution resulted from the accident, however, two dock workers reported injuries.Following an investigation, the NTSB determined that the probable cause of the collision was the failure of the pilot on the Aris T to take early and effective action to mitigate the risk presented by the developing upriver traffic situation, and the distraction of the captain on the Loretta G. Cenac from safety-critical navigational functions as a result of his cell phone use.Based on information from the involved parties, investigators concluded that the navigational equipment, steering, propulsion, and other vital systems on the Aris T, Elizabeth M. Robinson, and Loretta G. Cenac operated satisfactorily at the time of the accident.last_img read more