Last night, Widespread Panic continued their run of the Northeast with a performance at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After wrapping up two classic shows at the new venue in Coney Island, NY, anticipation was high for this late-summer Sunday performance.Fortunately, Panic brought the heat all night, opening with a cover of Neil Young’s “Walk On,” before a great series of prized originals spanned the entire first set. The band ultimately closed out set one with a rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s classic “For What It’s Worth,” which you can watch below.Watch Widespread Panic’s take on “For What It’s Worth” below, courtesy of Bill Cochran.Set two opened with the classic Bob Dylan song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and featured “You Should Be Glad” and The Meters’ “It Ain’t No Use.” The band even welcomed some guests during the “Drums” segment that followed “Impossible,” as Sikiru Adepoju and Richie Shakin’ Nagan accentuated the jam with unique percussion instruments. Finally it was “Saint Ex,” “Proving Ground,” and “Action Man” that closed out the second set. “May Your Glass Be Filled” and “Postcard” served as a two-song encore, leaving Panic fans smiling after a great showing at the Mann.Check out the full PanicStream.com setlist, which can be seen below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA – 9/11/16Set 1: Walk On, Makes Sense To Me, This Part of Town, Glory, Visiting Day, Old Neighborhood, The Last Straw > Big Wooly Mammoth > For What It’s Worth (66 mins)Set 2: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, You Should Be Glad, It Ain’t No Use > Blight, Impossible > Drums* > Drums & Bass* > Saint Ex, Proving Ground, Action Man (89 mins)Encore: May Your Glass Be Filled, Postcard (11 mins)Notes: * w/ Sikiru Adepoju on Talking Drum; Richie Shakin’ Nagan on Shakers
MARSHALL. PIA ILOILO City – The Commission on Population (POPCOM) urged couples in Western Visayas to avail themselves family planning commodities at their health centers.“Married couples can approach their nearest health centers to avail themselves the family planning commodities they are most suited with, may it be a temporary, permanent, or natural modern scientific method,” POPCOM-6 director Harold Alfred Marshall said on May 23. The local government units (LGUs), meanwhile, have already been asked to include in their budgets the provision of family commodities for the locals.“They can allocate budget for provision or procurement of family planning methods and they can actually really reach out to women and couples who need help,” Marshall said. According to Marshall, this region’s population rose to 14, 408 in a two-month period, citing the 2010 and 2015 census. “Ten percent of the adolescents in this region are considered mothers or have already given birth, while 15.1 percent have begun childbearing. Hopefully, this will not increase because of the lockdown,” he said.Citing the national demographic health survey, Marshall added that those who are most likely to bear more children are from the lower wealth quintile, while couples with zero to little education can bear an average of four children. The agency is projecting a rise in this region’s population by 28, 816 due to the two-month community quarantine brought by the coronavirus disease. “That is for two months projection only starting March 16,” he added. Despite the community quarantine, teenagers can also find ways to meet up – posing another challenge to teenage pregnancies.Marshall said 1.5 million of the present 7.4 million population of this region are composed of adolescents from 15 to 19 years old. He added that local government units can also distribute family planning commodities among households during the community quarantine.(With a report from PNA/PN)
A safety expert says as Iowa boaters plan to make their first voyage on the water this season, they should check the boat’s life jackets.Susan Stocker, the boating law administrator and education coordinator in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says to “make sure that there aren’t any rips or tears in it.”The major concern is to ensure the life jacket fits whomever may be wearing it on the boat.“Every life jacket has a label on it that tells the weight and the size for the intended wearer,” Stocker says. There are more than 230-thousand registered boats in Iowa. Stocker says all boaters should use the buddy system — and give a “float plan” to someone who is NOT out on the water.“Where you’re going to go, when you’re going to be back and potentially even what ramp you’re going to be putting in at,” Stocker says. “With any high water, we may have some snags or debris that’s in the rivers and streams and being able that if you don’t show up back at home at 6:30 in the evening, that somebody starts looking for you.” Flood conditions in some areas of the state may make boating impossible. Stocker says boaters must realize in high water, submerged trees and other objects can wreck the boat.“The other thing is when you are in a paddle-craft, whether it’s a canoe or a kayak, you’d better expect to be dumped and put in the water because that’s just the nature of those,” Stocker says, “and unfortunately I can say that we just had our third boating accident and it was a paddler.” It happened within the last few days in southeast Iowa. Stocker says the paddler tipped over and “almost died from hypothermia.”
The family of nurse Pauline Cafferkey have said doctors “missed a big opportunity” to spot she was ill with Ebola again.Nurse Pauline Cafferkey whose family are from Co Donegal.The medic, who is a cousin of soccer star Packie Bonner and has many relations in West Donegal, was told she only had a virus when she recently attended a clinic.Toni Cafferkey said it was “absolutely diabolical” the way her sister — who originally contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone last year — had been treated. Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on Tuesday after feeling unwell.She has since been flown to the Royal Free Hospital in London where she is being treated in an isolation unit.Toni revealed that her sister had gone to a GP out-of-hours clinic at the Victoria Hospital in Glasgow on Monday night — but the doctor who then assessed her diagnosed a virus and sent her home.She said: “At that point me and my family believe they missed a big opportunity to give the right diagnosis and we feel she was let down. Instead of being taken into hospital, she spent all of Tuesday very ill. I think it is absolutely diabolical the way she has been treated. Toni added: “We don’t know if the delays diagnosing Pauline have had an adverse effect on her health, but we intend to find out.”NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: “Her management and the clinical decisions taken based on the symptoms she was displaying at the time were entirely appropriate.”FAMILY OF NURSE WITH EBOLA SAY SHE WAS TREATED DIABOLICALLY was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chip TusonOne revolutionary idea can transform an entire industry overnight. At least, that’s what The Ohio State University SmartAg4.0 student competition posits to event participants. In much of the way Uber has changed how we commute and AirBnb has changed how we find accommodations, participants in SmartAg4.0 could have the next big idea to transform agriculture.“Agriculture is undergoing a significant transformation that rivals historical developments including mechanization, the ‘Green Revolution,’ or biotechnology,” said Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair at Ohio State’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. “Most agricultural professionals now realize that connecting the farm to the internet (e.g., big data and data analytics) will drive sustainability and productivity of the ‘food systems’ of the future. SmartAg4.0 is designed to help students gain experience with turning ideas into new products or services that will reshape global agriculture.”SmartAg4.0 started in 2016 with the idea of offering a “hack-a-thon” style event to students in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State. The competition ended up drawing students of all disciplines from across the university to participate, and has continued to grow since its first year. SmartAg4.0 is now open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any Ohio college or university.Students form teams to compete in the 24-hour event where they conceptualize an idea to pitch to a panel of judges from academia and representatives from industry sponsors. This year, participants will focus their idea on one of four domain topics related to the dairy industry: sustainable nutrition, sensors and smart packaging, the internet of things, and blockchain.“Students need to begin thinking about how the Internet of Things can add value to all segments of the food system — production through consumer,” Shearer said. “We’re focusing on dairy this year because it’s importance to Ohio agriculture, existing labor shortages and emerging technologies (e.g., RFID, robotic milkers, robotic feeding systems and ultra high-temperature pasteurization).”Student participants are simply asked to bring an idea and a laptop or smart device to the event. From there, they network and meet fellow students and industry leaders to help spark innovation. After forming their teams, students work through the night and morning to get ready for their pitch.“Our world must start paying more attention to environmental issues, and newly developed applications can facilitate this process,” said John Conroy, an Operations Management and Public Management major at Ohio State. “With this in mind, I thought I could get some awesome ideas and meet like-minded individuals by participating in SmartAg4.0.”Conroy and his team designed a presented a wireframe app design for an app called “InStock” which would be used by stores and restaurants to manage product and better measure food waste. Other ideas from past years include a community garden service for cities, social networking apps for consumers to learn about the farms where their food comes from, and ways for consumers to more directly track nutrition. Some student teams have gone on to pursue their ideas beyond the competition and seek commercialization.“You can get so much out of an event that only takes a weekend,” Conroy said. “You learn to work with others on a time-sensitive project, you learn to critically analyze a concept and develop solutions, and you have the opportunity to present your idea in front of professionals who are excited to listen.” SmartAg4.0 2018 takes place September 28-29 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. If you’re a current college student interested in participating in SmartAg4.0 or represent a company interested in sponsoring this event, please visit smartag4.osu.edu. Chip Tuson, Program Manager, Marketing & Communications can be reached at [email protected] This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.