Justin CharlesMicrobrewery Dogfish Head has announced a collaboration with The Grateful Dead, the result of which will be a new ‘American Beauty’ beer. Dogfish describes the beer as a “strong pale ale with all-American hops and barley”, and they are asking fans to send in ideas for a special ingredient, as well as a Grateful Dead inspired story to go along with it. The fan who suggests the winning ingredient will be invited to a special testing in Delaware in Spring 2013.David Lemieux, legacy manager of The Grateful Dead, issued this statement as well, “Grateful Dead Productions is extremely pleased to be partnering with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on the American Beauty pale ale. We’ve looked for a long while for the perfect brewery to team up with for a Grateful Dead-inspired brew, and feel we’ve finally found the right fit. Aside from Dogfish’s history with music-themed brews, we love their beer, and think it’s the best around. Plus, these are really good people and are the type of folks we want to work with”.You can expect to see American Beauty in stores and on taps around October 2013. More details are available at http://www.dogfish.com.
Surprise! Indie rock band Weezer just debuted a brand new song at an iHeartRadio event in Los Angeles. With a new album in the works, the new track will likely appear on the followup to 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright In The End, though that has yet to see a release date.A tweet from the quirky group notes that the single will get an official release of October 26th. In the meantime, here’s the live version of “Thank God for Girls.”[Via Substream]
NASCAR officials announced Thursday that all three national series will use a ‘choose rule’ for restarts except at road courses and the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega. The procedure will be in place starting with Cup Series and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events scheduled this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.The rule was first used at the national series level in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15. The first points-paying Cup Series race for the restart procedure will be Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM), the first of two events in a Cup Series weekend doubleheader at the 2-mile Michigan track.RELATED: New lineup formula revealed | What is the choose rule?The ‘choose rule’ procedure — which had previously been limited to local and weekly racing competition — offers a strategy play that gives drivers the option to start on either the inside or outside lane in a double-file restart. Drivers can opt for the preferred groove or make a bid for track position in the non-preferred lane.In Bristol’s All-Star event, race officials painted an orange “V” and box as a designated commitment point not far from the start-finish line on the track’s frontstretch. Competition officials indicated that the same marking will be used at Michigan and beyond.“It will essentially look the same,” said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition. “There will be a few subtle differences to handle wave-arounds and free passes and a full field of cars, which we didn’t have at the All-Star event. But it will look very much the same. It will be exactly the same up front, but just some subtleties to handle wave-around, free pass and things like that.”RELATED: NASCAR sets remaining 2020 scheduleThe rules will be in effect for all the remaining events except for the road courses/rovals and Daytona and Talladega, two superspeedways where aerodynamic drafting is most prominent. Miller said the reasons for excluding the ‘choose rule’ process from those venues differ.“There’s a couple of differences for each one of them,” Miller said. “For superspeedways, as we have all seen in the past, teamwork is kind of a key thing, whether that be between cars of the same manufacturer or cars of the same team, and if we have the choose rule there, we would just sort of be enabling them to get together much easier on a restart, and we feel like it’s probably much better to have that happen organically with a standard starting procedure.“Road courses are a little bit different situation. We will get the field to choose at the call from the tower of ‘one to go,’ and we do that sometimes at remote locations on a road course so we can get back to green quicker, and we wouldn’t have the ability to sort of manage the choose with the remote ‘one to go’ location, so we won’t be able to manage that so we opted out on the road courses.”As with the All-Star Race, if a driver fails to commit to a lane before the painted box or change lanes after the mark, the driver would be penalized by restarting at the tail end of the longest line. The choose rule will also not be in effect for the initial start of each race.
Summer 2020 will see moe. circle the Southern and Eastern U.S. in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary, the Buffalo natives announced on Tuesday.moe. will kick off the tour in Phenix City, AL on June 25th before heading to Birmingham, AL (6/26); Pelham, TN (6/27); Black Mountain, NC (6/28); and Wilmington, NC (6/30) to wrap up the first summer month. The 2020 summer tour will then see moe. head to Raleigh, NC to jump-start July on the first ahead of performances in Rocky Mount, VA (7/2); Scranton, PA [Peach Music Festival] (7/3-7/5); and Marshfield, MA [Levitate Music Festival] (7/10-7/12), which sets up a show in the band’s native Buffalo, NY (7/16). moe. will close out this leg of the summer tour with shows in Portland, ME (7/17) and Patchogue, NY (7/18).The tour comes just one month after the band’s headlining performances at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL (5/21) and follows a lengthy spring tour that has seen the band play shows from coast to coast and everywhere in between.Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 11th, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The general on-sale begins Friday, March 13th, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Visit the band’s website for tickets and more tour information.
The Wayland Area Ambulance Service is getting a federal grant of up to $35,613 that will help cover the cost of training some of the agency’s personnel. The grant money will be deposited directly into the agency’s bank account when the costs for the training are incurred, Hess said. “It will help us provide care in our service area,” he said. The training will cost about $39,570. Of the cost, the grant will cover $35,613 and the ambulance service will pay about $3,957. The training will help up to 15 of the ambulance service’s medical first responders become emergency medical technicians and help up to 22 EMTs become EMT specialists. Hess said he was happy when he learned that the grant was coming. The class that will help first responders become EMTs will tentatively run from January through April at the ambulance service, 911 S. Main St.The class that will help EMTs become EMT specialists will be held from around late June to around October. Hess said paramedic Debra Henderson will teach the first class, and paramedic Val Wykstra will teach the second class. General manager Robert Hess said two of the ambulance service’s emergency medical technician specialists, Steven DeYarmond and Brenda Mays, applied for the grant on May 4 through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
Legal and Political Considerations Infrastructure and People Technology and Data Healthcare is transitioning from being fragmented, uncoordinated and decentralized to a system that is integrated and population based. This new system will provide incentives to promote value, wellness and a good patient experience. EMS agencies have the potential to play an important role in this new way of providing care. Interest is high, but the profession needs resources that help set the direction and tone. Medical Oversight Community Needs Assessment The Principles guide features information on: Both of these new resources are funded by Medtronic Philanthropy, whose mission to expand access to chronic disease care for the underserved worldwide. Contact info@MIHPresources.com for more information. This guide and other resources can be found in a new MIHP Resource Center: MIHPresources.com. In addition to articles and white papers, the Center features an interactive database showing examples of existing programs in a standardized template. EMS agencies and other public safety or healthcare entities can provide and update information by downloading the template. Program Evaluation Competencies and Education Financial Considerations Program Taxonomy Now it’s here. The Principles guide pulls together and places in context the basic tenets that should be a part of every mobile integrated healthcare practice. It is written by a group of leading researchers, educators, medical directors and practitioners, (the group is known as the MIHP Collaborative), all with invaluable experience in implementing and running MIHP programs.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with UPS, will test a new hydraulic delivery truck on the city streets of Detroit this summer that offers fuel savings, cleaner air, and less noise. The new system replaces a truck’s transmission with hydraulics and that, combined with a low-emission diesel engine, yields a 60 percent to 70 percent saving on fuel use…The delivery company, United Parcel Service partnered with the EPA; Eaton; International Truck and Engine Corp., UPS’ largest supplier; and the Army in February 2005 to develop a green fleet of low-emissions vehicles. (AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOne-time hunters recruited to a conservation project have helped threatened bird populations in Cambodia’s Great Lake recover, according to a report Friday. The Wildlife Conservation Society report said populations of some of the bird species had increased 20-fold since the project began in 2001 at Tonle Sap Lake, known as the Great Lake.
View Comments Joe Iconis(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) John Gore and his family of companies is proud to announce their partnership with MelodyVR to bring, for the first time ever, editorial virtual reality content to Broadway. This partnership creates an entirely new format and distribution mechanism for theater-related editorial content, allowing both Broadway fans to discover the wonders of VR and existing VR users to experience the excitement of Broadway.Kicking off the inaugural rollout of never-before-seen content is an exclusive experience featuring 2019 Tony nominee Joe Iconis, in which he takes viewers through a tour of the Tony Awards suite at Sofitel New York, before heading to his new Broadway musical Be More Chill. The content will be released in companion with the CBS special At the Tonys as the community gears up for Broadway’s biggest night. The Be More Chill experience will be the first step in production-driven content. As a leader in capturing and distributing live concerts in VR, MelodyVR, in partnership with John Gore and his family of companies, is creating the opportunity for the first Broadway show to be streamed straight to your home in full immersive virtual reality.John Gore, owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization, said, “Every single thing we do at JGO is centered around the goal of serving tantalizing content to theater fans, regardless of their geographical location. Using VR technology is just one more way to deliver Broadway to fans around the globe, especially when the live experience of Broadway and touring Broadway is beyond their reach.”Jerry Goehring, producer of Be More Chill, said, “We at Be More Chill immediately recognized the exciting potential of bringing Broadway to fans everywhere via virtual reality. We’re excited to be part of this partnership’s debut and look forward to giving fans across the world access to our show in this revolutionary new platform.”Anthony Matchett, CEO of MelodyVR adds, “Having achieved a series of groundbreaking firsts with the music industry, I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with John Gore, which will see globally recognized theatrical productions made available to consumers worldwide. At the core of MelodyVR, is our vision of connecting fans with unobtainable experiences, in new and immersive ways. Musical theater is a natural evolution in our journey and I’m pleased that we’ll soon be delivering even more amazing content to consumers via our partnership with JGO.”MelodyVR has partnered with a huge array of international artists to build the world’s largest library of immersive and interactive virtual reality music experiences. Via the MelodyVR app, users can access a unique and world-class set of original experiences, captured from multiple points-of-view to give fans complete control over what they see and where they stand. MelodyVR’s unique “jump spot” technology puts the VR audience fully in control, allowing fans to move from the pit, to the side of stage, to the crowd, with the touch of a button.The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theater worldwide. Under the leadership of 13-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 11, 2019 Related Shows Be More Chill
Lenexa police officers have identified the man who died in pedestrian-vehicle accident yesterday evening.Ronald G. Roberts, 77, of Lenexa, was hit by a single passenger car at about 5:29 p.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of Pflumm Road.“Upon officers’ arrival, two citizens were attempting lifesaving measures on the pedestrian,” the Lenexa Police Department wrote in a press release this afternoon. “However, the pedestrian was pronounced deceased by paramedics.”Initial reports indicate that the car was traveling southbound on Pflumm and struck the pedestrian who was walking westbound across the road. The driver of the car remained on scene and cooperated with officers in the investigation.Lenexa and Shawnee police officers are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.