Kansas City mayor offers to send BBQ to Miami after Dolphins upset Patriots

first_imgThat’s the Midwestern way! pic.twitter.com/0y2RHiUpry— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 30, 2019On top of the good-natured move by the mayor, Chiefs fans have started an online petition to bring Fitzpatrick to Arrowhead Stadium as the team’s guest drummer and spirit leader for the next game.The change.org petition for “Ryan Fitzpatrick to bang the drum at Arrowhead” has more than 14,000 signatures and counting as of publication time.“Let’s show our gratitude with the greatest honor to be given at Arrowhead Stadium. Let the man bang the drum,” organizer Chase Myska wrote in the description. And, per a recommendation, yes, we will be sending #KC barbecue to Mayor @FrancisSuarez of Miami. Well deserved. Compliments of #ChiefsKingdom https://t.co/OofUVBtKid— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) December 29, 2019The Chiefs, who had already clinched their fourth straight AFC West title prior to the game, but needed another win and unlikely Dolphins victory over New England to get a first-round bye.With just 24 seconds left on the clock, Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki punched through the end zone for the team’s winning touchdown and upset in Foxborough. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJacqieDickens/iStock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — After a busy four months of NFL victories and upsets, the stage was set for an exciting week 17 slate of games. With playoff births and seeding on the line, an unlikely hero emerged for the Kansas City Chiefs.Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins to a 27-24 upset over the New England Patriots Sunday, to help the Chiefs secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs and prompted a hilarious response from the Kansas City, Mo., mayor.Mayor Quinton Lucas followed Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s lead, who said in a postgame presser he wanted to send the Dolphins some Kansas City steaks for their win. What Coach said pic.twitter.com/Rp7EL22AXa— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 29, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Kansas City mayor offers to send BBQ to Miami after Dolphins upset Patriotscenter_img FOR. THE. LEAD!!!#MIAvsNE #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/ADIv5gqMMO— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 29, 2019The Patriots now host the Tennessee Titans next weekend in the wild card round, while the Chiefs can sit back until the divisional round. Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

US Navy christens USS John P. Murtha

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy christens amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha View post tag: HII View post tag: US Navy US Navy christens amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha October 9, 2016 The U.S. Navy has commissioned the amphibious transport dock ship John P. Murtha (LPD 26) on Saturday, Oct. 8, during a ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.Designated LPD 26, John P. Murtha is the tenth amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio class.These ships incorporate both a flight deck to accommodate CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, as well as a well deck that can launch and recover landing craft and amphibious vehicles.The ship is named in honor of John P. Murtha, who served his country both as a Marine and in the halls of congress. Murtha served in the Marine Corps for 37 years and saw service in the Korean War and in Vietnam, a tour that earned him the Bronze Star with Valor device, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Murtha represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District from 1974 until his death in 2010.John P. Murtha will provide improved warfighting capabilities, including an advanced command-and-control suite, increased lift capability, in vehicle and cargo carrying capacity and advanced ship survivability features. The ship is capable of embarking a landing force of up to 669 troops and a surge capacity of up to 800.The ship will be crewed by 381 officers, enlisted personnel and Marines. The 24,900-ton John P. Murtha was built at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship is 684 feet (208 m) in length, has an overall beam of 105 feet (32 m), and a navigational draft of 23 feet. Four turbo-charged diesel engines power the ship to sustained speeds of 22 knots. Share this article View post tag: USS John P. Murtha Authoritieslast_img read more

Grad students given charter of rights

first_imgOUSU Council has passed a motion to grant graduate students a new Charter, outlining their rights with regards to the University. The proposals, which will be put into action in the new academic year, was proposed by Paul Rollason and seconded by Ingrid Frater, OUSU Vice President for graduate students. The motion noted, “Graduate students are often unaware of what rights and entitlements are guaranteed to them by University rules and regulations…[and] that graduate students with complaints and problems don’t always know what action they are entitled to take.” The Charter will collate information, including course objectives, rent increases, college advisers and searching for private rooms. Rollason , who is a graduate student himself, said of his proposal, “The motivation for the charter was basically the impression I was getting that a lot of graduates aren’t happy with their experience of the University or that things aren’t as they expected. They are willing to put up with a lot for the sake of being able to put Oxford on their CV.” He added that he had been inspired to take the cause of graduate students after reading an article on the matter in the Guardian, in which two Oxford alumni criticised their graduate student experiences. The students, former recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, described “a frustrating academic experience” in an “outdated academic system”, where advisers “spend more time avoiding emails than supervising students”. It went on to argue that ”DPhil students struggle to have supervisors read their dissertations before submission, and poor supervision is the rule, not the exception.” Rollason added, “There is no transparency or accountability in anything the colleges or faculties do and students have no idea what they are entitled to or how to go about making sure they get it. This seems to result in tremendous apathy from the graduate populace, who don’t see any point in complaining or trying to make things better.” Frater explained, “I would agree that a lot of the time information is clear and students do know procedures but because graduate students sit between their departments and college, the structure is a lot less clear for grads than undergrads.” According to Rollason the key issue of concern is often to do with rent. He said, “My college’s graduate rent went up 14% last year, in spite of protests and agreements reached in previous years. The rent is going up by another 5-14% next year and they won’t tell us the exact amount until the end of this term (so I’ve heard, but no announcements have been made at all by the college). “No one is willing or able to protest because they now realise their views don’t matter. I think there is also an implicit threat from colleges that rocking the boat will not make your life as a student easier.” The charter will be accessible to MCRs and on the OUSU website. A similar charter, introduced a year ago, already exists for undergraduates.last_img read more

Ascension St. Vincent launches Ascension Online Care To Offer Consumers Convenient 24/7 Access To…

first_imgPatient-Friendly Platform is Supported with New Marketing CampaignAscension St. Vincent launched its new Ascension Online Care platform, giving consumers 24/7 access to the compassionate, personalized care they need – anytime, anywhere. Ascension Online Care (ascension.org/onlinecare) is online urgent care that allows a patient to have a one-on-one video visit with a healthcare provider – using the device of their choice: a smartphone, tablet or laptop. The cost of a visit is $49 at the time of the visit, can be paid using a credit card or HSA/FSA and does not require insurance.With this new online platform, Ascension St. Vincent offers a comprehensive virtual care option for urgent, episodic and non-emergency needs. Connected to the broader network of doctors and specialists at Ascension St. Vincent, Ascension Online Care is part of a trusted healthcare brand, with the ease of availability from home or on the go.A new Access to Care, Anytime Anywhere marketing campaign, including television advertising, radio advertising, online advertising, and direct mail, launched this week, to raise awareness of this innovative offering.“We are committed to offering access points that open the front door to our services to those who need it most, and this campaign is a great example of our brand promise of delivering compassionate, personalized care for those we serve,” said Nick Ragone, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Ascension. “Ascension Online Care is our first Ascension-branded consumer access product, and our marketing campaign is designed to build broad awareness among those who need greater access to care from home, at a lower cost, or simply at a more convenient time,”Ascension Online Care can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, including:cold/flufeversinus or upper respiratory infectionsnon-life-threatening allergic reactionsseasonal allergiessore throat/cough, and more.“Consumers and patients now have access to comprehensive care within our trusted network of services, which includes primary, specialty, urgent, emergency and now online care,” said Jonathan Nalli, Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Indiana. “We are excited to provide this service as an option, so consumers can get the right care, at a time and in a setting that is convenient for them.”Ascension St. Vincent joins all other Ascension markets across the country to offer this comprehensive online care service. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

In the market for… macadamias

first_imgPrices of Ludlow’s Peter Cook delivers a delicious Rye-Wheat, Macadamia and Sultana Bread for the third and final part of our special macadamia bread recipes, devised by three UK artisan bakers in association with The South African Growers’ Association (see British Baker, 14 August pg 19 and 28 August, pg 16).Rye-Wheat, Macadamia and Sultana BreadBy Peter Cook, Prices of LudlowTo make 10 small loaves, or six large or approximately 80-90 small rollsIngredientsWhite sponge (or fermented dough from previous day)750gStrong white flour1kgLight rye flour1kgWarm water1,400mlYeast40gSalt40g (50g if using saltless sponge)Vegetable oil50mlMacadamia nuts400gSultanas400gMethod1. Mix the strong white flour, rye flour, water, yeast, salt and sponge or fermented dough from previous day to form a dough.2. After the mix has come together, add the vegetable oil, then gently mix in the nuts and sultanas.3. Bulk prove for an hour in a warm, draught-free place.4. Just as the surface of the dough is beginning to crack, scale it. Leave them for short, intermediate proof of approximately 15 minutes5. As soon as they are soft enough, mould into the “torpedo” shape. Flatten dough before tucking in the sides to make a boat-like shape. Fold the sides together before rolling on the board to seal the dough.6. If possible, arrange on couche cloths before leaving for a final proof of about 45 minutes.7. Move them to the oven just as the fine surface-cracking is beginning to show. Dust with flour and slash three diagonal cuts across their backs or one long slash down their length.8. Bake at 220-225°C for 25-35 minutes.l Note: To make small rolls, use approximately 50g portions and mould in the same way.last_img read more

Scanomat smells the coffee

first_imgNew firm Scanomat UK has launched two Venezia coffee machines that can brew any type of coffee, from espresso to cappuccino, as well as hot chocolate, and hot water for tea.The Scanomat Venezia Bean to Cup hybrid coffee machine the B2Ci model offers fresh ground coffee, backed up with a soluble option. Operators can choose either one or two grinders and up to four soluble canisters. It can produce up to six cups in 20 seconds. Water from the built-in five-litre water tank is heated on demand.Scanomat Venezia’s instant coffee machine has the option of a fresh milk system. It provides high-volume freshly brewed drinks.last_img

Twiddle Welcomes Zebulon Bowles, Covers Led Zeppelin In Boulder [Full Audio]

first_imgTwiddle closed out their two-night sold-out run at the Boulder Theater on Saturday, February 11th, joined again by the talented openers Aqueous.Aqueous’ set was a powerful start to night, as the four-piece from Buffalo, NY drove through composed originals that pulled from a plethora of jam influences. There was the prog-rock of Umphrey’s McGee, the trance-jams of the Disco Biscuits, the feel-good guitar harmonies of Moe, even glitched-out moments of fusion reminiscent of acts like Snarky Puppy. Front man Mike Gantzer’s tasteful guitar solos and smooth vocals dominated the set, but it was guitarist Dave Loss that stepped in for lead vocals on a speedy cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” that dropped back into the catchy original “Kitty Chaser” to end the set.By the time Twiddle took the stage, the young crowd had filed in to capacity and the historic theater was alive with energy. The band has risen through the jam ranks quickly, and even 2000 miles from their Vermont home a faithful family of “frends” sang the words to most every tune.Twiddle’s first set, and the show in general, was a refreshing throw back to the band’s older material. The music had a focus on jazzy composition and open improvisation, as opposed to the more accessible pop-reggae of their latest release Plump.Mihali Savoulidis got his moments to croon on cuts like “Daydream Farmer” and “Every Soul,” but it was the mathy shreds and extended explorations on instrumentals like “Brick of Barley,” “Doinkinboink!!!” and the new track “Blunderbuss” that saw the band at their best. Zebulon Bowles of Hot Buttered Rum joined on violin for two tunes, including “Latin Twang” to end the second set. The band encored with the only cover of the night, the reggae-tinged Led Zeppelin tune “D’Yer Maker.”You can stream the full audio of Twiddle’s show below, courtesy of taper The Space Fish.Check out some videos of Twiddle’s set, below, as well as full setlists for both artists. Setlist: Aqueous | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 2/11/17Set: Don’t Do It, Random Company, Kitty Chaser -> Bertha -> Kitty ChaserSetlist: Twiddle | Boulder Theater | Boulder, CO | 2/11/17Set 1: Syncopated Healing, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Daydream Farmer, Brick Of BarleySet 2: Blunderbuss, Every Soul, Zazu’s Flight, Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Doinkinbonk!!!, Latin TangEncore: D’Yer Makerlast_img read more

PREMIERE: Cory Wong Releases Collab With Ripe’s Robbie Wulfsohn Off Upcoming New Album

first_imgCory Wong is quickly becoming one of our favorite guitarists in the live music scene. A frequent collaborator with fan-favorite minimalist funk ensemble, Vulfpeck, Wong is known for his pristine and rhythmically oriented lead guitar style, his animated performances, and his charming onstage demeanor. Outside of Vulfpeck, the guitarist keeps himself busy, recently announcing that he’ll release his sophomore solo album, The Optimist.The Optimist features a wide range of collaborators, including friend and fellow Vulfpeck collaborator Antwaun Stanley, European star musicians like Marti Fischer and KATIS, and Prince‘s legendary horn section, The Hornheads. The album also contains a guest appearance from Ripe frontman Robbie Wulfsohn, who offers his strong vocals on the brand-new single “Light As Anything”. Premiered by Live For Live Music today, “Light As Anything” marks the second single and the first lyrical single released to fans as they eagerly await The Optimist‘s August 17th arrival date.“Light As Anything” is a distinctly catchy tune, with a percussive and tight groove that carries across the song. Buoyed by Wulfsohn’s bright voice and the song’s feel-good lyrics, the song has an infectious positive energy, recalling the new album’s optimistic name. Midway through the song, “Light As Anything” lands in an initially psychedelic bridge, offering the band the opportunity to become a little more expansive, before Wulfsohn picks up where he left off with his crisp, happy-go-lucky vocals.As Cory Wong explained to Live For Live Music in a statement,This was a really fun tune for me to put together because it’s a tune I’ve had floating in my head for about a year now; I finally found the right way to put it together and the right singer to collaborate with for it. It started as a guitar riff with a melodic hook that wouldn’t leave my mind for a month. I had the rhythm section part all figured out in my head, and a few melodic ideas, but I got stuck.I figured that the best way to get it finished was out of an imaginary deadline. So I booked a recording session and recorded the rhythm section tracks, knowing that I would do the vocal overdub later. Robbie was the first person that popped into my head as a vocalist/collaborator, because I had just finished producing the record for his band, Ripe. He’s got such a unique voice that might first be thought of as a “rock” style voice due to the raspy nature of his sound, but his tone works so great for pop and funk music as well.His lyrics are very conceptual and have interesting twists and abstraction to them that really appeal to me, so I was excited when I got the text back saying, “Yeah man, I’m down for whatever! Let’s do it!” I sent him the rhythm-section tracks along with some melodic ideas and lyrical concepts, and he ran with it. We sent voice memos back and forth for a week honing in on the lyrics and melody, and then met up in L.A. to record the vocals on green screen, so I could overlay him on the video I did from the session. It was funny because he’d been working on this song for a few weeks at that point, but when I showed him the video from the session, he said, “Wait, what?! That’s two drummers?! I had no idea!”It’s one of the first songs I recorded with the “palindrum” setup, which has a mirror image drumset played by two players, one right-handed (Steve Goold) and one left-handed (Petar Janjic). I feel like they worked together well to make it really feel like one kit with a fatter and wider groove. I love musical and production experiments like this because it really drives the creative energy for me—not only as an artist but also as a player in the room while we’re recording. Just when it felt like we had it figured out, we were done with the song. It felt very natural.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of Cory Wong’s “Light As Anything” featuring Robbie Wulfsohn below. The song will appear on Wong’s upcoming sophomore solo album, The Optimist, which is due out on August 17th. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the new album on Cory Wong’s website, with a limited run of LP pressings available.Cory Wong ft. Robbie Wulfsohn – “Light As Anything” Check out a list of Cory Wong’s upcoming tour dates below.Cory Wong Upcoming Tour Dates:Aug. 14 – Vienna, VA – Jammin JavaAug. 15 – Charlottesville, VA – The SouthernAug. 16 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s LiveAug. 17 – Pittsboro, NC – The BIG What?Aug. 18 – Asheville, NC – Taproom at Sierra NevadaAug. 19 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse (at The International)Aug. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5Aug. 23 – Nashville, TN – City WineryAug. 24 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI IndyAug. 25 – Fort Wayne, IN – Two EE’s WineryOct. 7 – Madrid, Spain – Sala ClamoresOct. 10 – Cologne, Germany – Club Bahnhof EhrenfeldOct. 11 – Berlin, Germany – GretchenOct. 13 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Mondriaan Jazz FestivalOct. 14 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Jazz FestivalOct. 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – BitterzoetOct. 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – BIRDOct. 19 – Zurich, Switzerland – MoodsOct. 20 – Fribourg, Switzerland – La SpiraleOct. 21 – Milan, Italy – Blue NoteOct. 25 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee HulaweenNov. 17 – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Best American picks Harvard Review selections

first_imgFor the ninth time in the last decade, works first published in Harvard Review have been chosen for inclusion in the highly selective Best American series.The selections include two essays that appeared in issue 39 and a short story taken from issue 38. Meenakshi Gigi Venugopal’s essay “Grieving” is the true story of her husband’s reaction to being denied tenure at the university where he teaches.“It was obviously metaphorical for her,” Harvard Review editor Christina Thompson said of the essay’s title. “Grieving is the technical term for appealing a tenure decision, but also her husband was grief-stricken by the decision because his whole identity was tied up with his teaching. The decision was eventually reversed, but the essay describes in detail what a painful process it was for him.”The second essay selected – “Unprepared” by Jerald Walker – opens with a scene of an African-American teen who is propositioned by an older man, setting off a series of musings about race and serial killers. A third essay, “All the Words I Knew,” by Yale undergraduate Elisa Gonzalez, which appeared in issue 38, was selected for the “Notable” category of Best American Essays.The story selected for Best American Short Stories, “The Call of Blood” by Jess Row, is Row’s second story published in Harvard Review, and his second to be included in the Best American series. An earlier story, “Heaven Lake,” from issue 22, was selected for the 2003 edition of the series.The Best American series has been published since 1915 as a showcase for the year’s finest poetry, short stories, and essays. The three pieces selected from Harvard Review are the most the journal has ever had selected in a single year, and are a tribute to Thompson’s ability to identify material from the thousands of submissions the journal receives annually.last_img read more

Improvements in U.S. diet lower premature deaths

first_imgTwo new studies from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shed light on critical dietary issues facing Americans. One study showed that while recent improvements in the U.S. diet have helped reduce disease and premature death, the overall American diet is still poor. Another, which analyzed interventions to reduce childhood obesity, found three that would save more in health care costs than they would cost to implement.Both studies will be published November 2, 2015 in the November issue of Health Affairs.In the U.S. diet study, researchers analyzed how changes in dietary quality from 1999-2012 impacted disease and premature death. They examined dietary quality among 33,885 U.S. adults who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, using a measure called the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010. To see how this dietary quality would impact disease and mortality, they used information from two long-running studies, the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, involving roughly 173,000 people.They found that healthier eating habits cumulatively prevented 1.1 million premature deaths over the 14 years, and the difference in dietary quality between 1999 and 2012 resulted in 12.6% fewer type 2 diabetes cases, 8.6% fewer cardiovascular disease cases, and 1.3% fewer cancer cases.Notably, the researchers found that it only took small improvements in dietary quality to substantially reduce disease burden, which is a measure of both fatal and non-fatal loss of health due to disease. Read Full Storylast_img read more