Umphrey’s McGee & Spafford Trade Sit-Ins In San Diego [Photos/Videos]

first_imgThe second set brought “Ja Junk” which segued into “Cut The Cable” and into “Dump City.” Then, the band played a version of Sturgill Simpson‘s “Call To Arms,” a traditionally country song turned rock. The second set closed with “1348,” before returning to the stage for a “Hajimemeashite” with a “Ja Junk” reprise. You can watch some video highlights below, courtesy of YouTube users Mark Kearns and Adam Perlstein. Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17I: Bad Friday, Walletsworth, Mantis Ghetts, Mantis, Example 1, Draconian, Reelin’ in the YearsII: Ja Junk, OG Cut The Cable, Dump City, Call to Arms (Sturgill Simpson), Slacker, Miami Virtue, Eat, 1348E: HajimemashiteEnjoy the gallery below, courtesy of Zack Blum and Paul Citone! Umphrey’s McGee played the last night of their West Coast leg at The Observatory North Park with show-openers Spafford. The up-and-coming band has been on the rise as of late, earning sit-ins from Brendan Bayliss in their hometown of Tempe, Arizona, and Kris Meyers last night in San Diego to perform a cover of Michael McDonald‘s “Taking It To The Streets.” Then, Andrew “Red” Johnson of Spafford joined Umphrey’s McGee during their headlining set to play “Example 1.”You can watch the show-opening jams, which began with an “All My Friends,” from Spafford in the video below, courtesy of TourGigs.Setlist: Spafford | The Observatory North Park | San Diego, CA | 3/19/17All My Friends > Bee Jam> Galisteo Way > Taking It To The Streets*, Electric Taco Stand, Plans*w/ Kris MeyersUmphrey’s McGee stepped up for an opening “Bad Friday,” before heading into a “Walletsworth” that put money toward a ripping “Mantis Ghetts” > “Mantis” > “Example 1” with a Mantis reprise. Andrew “Red” Johnson joined in for “Example 1,” marking the first member of Spafford to join Umphrey’s on stage. The first set closed with “Reelin in the Years” by Steely Dan.You can watch the show-opening “Bad Friday” below, courtesy of TourGigs, followed by full-video of Red’s sit-in for “Example 1.”center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Curbing opioid-use disorder by treating it in the doctor’s office

first_imgIf primary care physicians (PCPs) offered medication treatment for opioid use disorder more frequently, overdose deaths could be reduced, according to a Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) co-authored by Michael Barnett of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Barnett, assistant professor of health policy and management, and co-author Sarah Wakeman of Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital said that office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine — which can improve remission rates and reduce both medical complications and the likelihood of overdose death — could be a realistic solution for reaching the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder.The article debunked several myths about buprenorphine, including the notion that it’s simply a replacement for opioids and that patients become addicted to it, and the idea that abstinence-based treatment is more effective than medication.“Mobilizing the PCP workforce to offer office-based buprenorphine treatment is a plausible, practical, and scalable intervention that could be implemented immediately,” the authors wrote. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Private bush sanctuary up for grabs in Shailer Park

first_imgTimber floors feature throughout the home.There is also a modern family bathroom. The living area opens through bi-fold doors to the big covered deck, which overlooks the private yard and swimming pool with deck. The property also has airconditioning and an alarm system for peace of mind. The Shailer Park home is close schools, local shops and public transport. It is also a short drive from the M1, which makes for easy travel to the Gold Coast or the Brisbane CBD. The home at 10 Lasandra Court, Shailer Park, is on the market.THIS four-bedroom family home is on an elevated 1622sq m block with private, tropical gardens. Marketing agent Lisa Etri of Ray White Rochedale said the two-storey house at 10 Lasandra Ct, Shailer Park was well-designed to take advantage of the privacy and position of the big block.On the ground floor of the home, a versatile layout includes a large living space, a home office, a second room and a bathroom. “This area is ideal for a home business and also represents potential dual living with a separate entry,” Ms Etri said. An internal staircase with glass balustrade leads to the second level. The kitchen looks out to the private yard.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The second floor has polished timber floors, light-filled rooms and open plan living.“The family room is spacious yet intimate and the gourmet kitchen is adorned with quality fixtures offering stone benchtops, European appliances and generous cupboard space,” Ms Etri said. “This is the perfect place to prepare meals and as you dine it is impossible not to relax as you enjoy the tranquillity of your private tropical garden.”The master bedroom has an ensuite and all four bedrooms have built-in robes. last_img read more

Fianna Fail call for ban on fur farms but want compo for operators

first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, has said his party has agreed to back the proposal to introduce a ban on the farming of mink for the production of fur in Ireland.The Inishowen TD said there has been much public concern expressed around the welfare of animals farmed for fur in recent years.Over a dozen EU member States have prohibited the activity. But Ireland has not imposed a ban and Donegal plays host to two of the farms in Glenties.Deputy McConalogue said “In Ireland, the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) and recently, Veterinary Ireland, have also called for such a ban on animal welfare grounds.“Following discussion with the party’s Frontbench and Parliamentary Party, these proposals have been backed by my colleagues. There was clear agreement that the government should immediately enter in consultation with stakeholders regarding the introduction of a ban on fur farming.“We also agreed that the government must agree a compensation package for the remaining three fur establishments in the State. This precedent has taken place in other jurisdictions e.g. the UK, where this activity has been prohibited. “Today, I have put a motion on the Dáil order paper calling for the government to introduce a ban along with a request for consultation with stakeholders and to bring forward a compensation package for operators.“I am glad that my party is taking a pragmatic leadership role on this issue and look forward to seeing this policy carried through in the time ahead,” he concluded.Fianna Fail call for ban on fur farms but want compo for operators was last modified: June 7th, 2019 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) Tags:banfianna failfurGlentieslast_img read more

Dynamo Kiev v Chelsea: Hazard back as one of three changes

first_imgEden Hazard returns to the Chelsea side for their Champions League clash in Kiev.Hazard, who was a substitute against Aston Villa on Saturday, is restored to the starting line-up along with Nemanja Matic.Kurt Zouma replaces the injured Branislav Ivanovic at right-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta reverting to left-back and Baba Rahman dropping to the bench.There is no place for Ruben Loftus-Cheek, though Bertrand Traore and Kenedy are among the substitutes.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.Subs: Blackman, Baba, Mikel, Oscar, Traore, Kenedy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Insulating a Flat Roof

first_imgTom Jordan is a painting contractor in northern New Jersey who’s at his wit’s end as he tries to figure out a remodeling job at his own home. It seems simple enough. Jordan is turning a three-season room on his 1930s house into a fully conditioned space. The room measures 12 feet by 16 feet and has an 8-foot ceiling. The flat roof overhead is framed in full-depth 2x6s, finished with what Jordan believes is roll roofing (a type of asphalt roofing). “My issue is how to correctly insulate the ceiling,” he writes in a Q&A post. “I’ve spent what seems like hundreds of hours online and had a few insulation contractors look at the room, and I can’t believe the inconsistencies that exist on this subject.”RELATED ARTICLESCan Unvented Roof Assemblies Be Insulated With Fiberglass?Insulating Low-Slope Residential RoofsFlash-and-Batt InsulationSite-Built Ventilation Baffles for RoofsCut-and-Cobble Insulation In Climate Zone 5, the prescriptive table of the International Residential Code requires at least R-49 of ceiling insulation. With 2×6 rafters, that’s a tall order, and Jordan adds a couple of major caveats. “The roof is only four years old, so removing it is not an option,” he says, ruling out a layer of exterior rigid foam. “The room does not have any venting, nor is it possible to vent … Before anyone suggests closed-cell spray foam, I’m ruling that out. I have no confidence in the ‘healthiness’ of the product. It might be a great product, but I don’t want it in my house.” Those are the ground rules for this Q&A Spotlight. You need exterior insulation Convenient or not, Jordan will need exterior insulation over the roof sheathing in order to meet code minimums, says Ryan Lewis, advice that is seconded by GBA editor Martin Holladay. And it will be important to maintain the correct ratio of interior to exterior insulation. “You need sufficient exterior insulation, typically rigid foam — but I guess you could use other stuff, too,” Lewis writes. “In Zone 4A you need R-15. If you are in Zone 5 you need at least R-20.” In order to meet the R-49 requirement, Jordan will need the balance of the insulation — an R-value of 29 — on the inside. “Ripping up the roof to add exterior insulation is just not an option,” Jordan replies. Instead, he proposes making the rafters 7 inches deep and then adding two layers of R-15 mineral wool for a total of R-30. Drywall would be the air barrier, and the primer and paint would act as the vapor retarder. The consensus for exterior insulation, despite his objections to it, is emblematic of Jordan’s frustration. “This is unbelievable in that three different insulation contractors (all reputable) gave me three different opinions,” he says. One recommended R-19 fiberglass batt insulation with ventilation baffles. The second contractor favored two layers of rigid foam with two separate ventilation spaces. The third said he’d apply 2 inches of spray foam and “call it a day.” Why spray foam makes sense If there is no way to vent the area below the roof sheathing, as Jordan has indicated, leaving a gap between the insulation and the sheathing won’t help, and may be a problem, says Bill. “If someone suggested a ventilation space in an unvented ceiling assembly, then they probably don’t understand the physics of how the assembly actually works,” he adds. In an unvented “hot roof,” Bill says, the key is to keep moisture away from the sheathing, and the only reliable way of accomplishing that is with closed-cell spray foam. Bill has a shallow-pitch roof at his own house, and no way of venting it. He used 6 1/2 inches of closed-cell spray foam (R-38) for both air and vapor sealing, and he’s had no problems. An experienced spray foam installer is essential. The contractor that Bill used told him that temperature and pressure of the two agents that mix in the spray gun are critical. “He constantly adjusted these things throughout the job as he was applying the foam,” Bill said. “I had zero issues with improperly cured foam anywhere. I think you’ll find that if you use an experienced spray foam contractor you won’t have any problems.” What happens if the roof leaks? If Jordan were to go the spray-foam route, he wonders what would happen in the event of a roof leak. With a layer of impermeable foam coating the under side of the sheathing, where does the water go? This is the ceiling of the three-season room that Tom Jordan wants to insulate. Suggestions include closed-cell spray foam and a layer of exterior rigid foam. [Image credit: Tom Jordan]“You’re pretty much screwed if you get a roof leak,” Bill tells him. “The water won’t be able to get out, will pool up on top of the spray foam, and soak into the sheathing. You need to make sure your roof is properly flashed and sealed everywhere.” Bill suggests waiting a month or two before applying the foam, just to make sure there are no roof leaks. Every time it rained, Bill says he took a strong light and checked the sheathing for evidence of a leak. When he was sure there were none, he felt safe in adding the spray foam. The cut-and-cobble approach There are no takers on Jordan’s idea of stuffing the rafter bays with mineral wool for an R-30 ceiling and calling it good enough. For one thing, that amount of insulation is below code. What about putting two layers of 2-inch rigid foam between the rafters, and filling the rest of the cavity with R-15 of mineral wool? “I understand it does not meet code,” Jordan says, “but will it suffice? Do the 4 inches of rigid foam mimic what 4 inches of closed-cell spray foam would do?” Cutting sheets of rigid foam to fit between rafters or studs is called the “cut-and-cobble” approach, Bill says, and the only situation where it’s safe is in a vented roof. “With your unvented roof, a cut-and-cobble install will never seal well enough,” he says, “so you’ll end up with moisture getting to the underside of the sheathing, which is bad.” Further, Jordan’s view that spray foam is the “next asbestos” is unwarranted, Bill adds. “I really think you should reconsider your stance on spray foam,” he says. “As long as it’s installed properly, the cured foam is a very stable material. Worst case, it would be something like the old lead paint — safe unless you disturb it. Even asbestos is considered safe if it’s encapsulated and not disturbed.” Our expert’s opinion GBA Technical Director Peter Yost had these thoughts: Venting “flat” roofs: In order for venting to work, you need air flow — two holes and a driving force. It’s pretty easy to add two vents. The problem is the driving force. There simply is not enough air movement from wind, especially in low buildings, and there is really no stack effect. Can you mechanically ventilate? I have never seen this done in a way that does not make flat roof assemblies wetter rather than drier. It’s most often because there is no continuous air control layer between the insulation below and the vent space but it is also because setting up the sensors for controlling the mechanical ventilation is challenging. Solar reflectivity/absorptance of roof cladding: “Cool” roofs that reflect solar energy significantly reduce drying potential in most flat roof assemblies. Evaluating spray foam: Given what we know now about global warming potential (GWP), someone asked me the other day, would I have used closed-cell foam on the exterior of my house as I did in 2002-2007? In my exterior wall assembly, the closed-cell spray foam was my continuous water, air, and thermal barrier. That alone makes it pretty hard to give up on. And I know this Spotlight is about a flat roof, not a wall, but my point is that sometimes there is just so little else that can do the job. Additionally, closed-cell spray foam is now available with HFO blowing agents with a global warming potential (GWP) of approximately 1. That is a huge environmental footprint change for closed-cell spray foam. Having said that, spray foam is job-site chemistry. There are lots of variables to manage to get the chemistry right (for more, see this article from BuildingGreen). Finally, when applying spray foam inside a building, keeping the building unoccupied for 72 hours after application is a good idea. Air sealing: It seems as though just about every other Q&A on GBA hammers on airtightness, and in flat, unvented roof assemblies, you need to be fanatical about this. The lack of inherent drying potential of flat roof assemblies with membrane claddings means you’ve got to get the air control layer right. You might have a look at Joe Lstiburek’s article “Doubling Down: How Come Double Vapor Barriers Work?” While the assemblies he cites have worked, they are not the most robust and they are pretty dependent on solar heating. Double vapor barrier or not, get the interior air control layer right.last_img read more

Hey IoT developers — it’s time you knew your rights

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ahead of the IoT World conference in Santa Clara, California, today, IoT network firm Silver Spring Networks, laid down a marker and published their “Know your Rights” white paper, pointing out what IoT developers should require from network providers.Issues around the best network options for the growing world of IoT are critical right now, and everyone from wireless carriers to hardware makers wants a hand in this game.Silver Springs’ rights read a little like the Ten Commandments, but the market needs that kind of direction.In case you’re wondering, here’s the list:1. The Right to ubiquitous coverage.2. The Right to a solution based on open industry standards.3. The Right to persistent safeguards from unauthorized access and detection.4. The Right to leverage a large and diverse ecosystem of providers.5. The Right to consistent performance for every device, everywhere.6. The Right to power-efficient devices that communicate as often as you need them.7. The Right to use a platform that has been proven at scale.8. The Right to guaranteed service levels.9. The Right to massive scalability.10. The Right for your network to live long (and without failure).The company will be demoing an expansion of its developer program at IoT WorldThe white paper comes at a time where IoT networks are fragmented and there are plenty of options available for customers. Wi-SUN, LoRaWAN and NB-IoT are three major network architecture choices, each suited for different needs.See Also: 5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack“While the IoT market is vastly complex, with standards and types of devices ever-evolving, what is certain is that the network technologies over which IoT services will be hosted are well defined, even as they continue to evolve,” said Silver Spring Networks chief technology officer, Don Reeves. “Our goal with publishing these Rights is to provide customers guideposts on which to make a mission-critical decision that must meet their requirements today and well into the future.” Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Currycenter_img Follow the Puck Tags:#5G#Internet of Things#IoT#IoT World#LoRaWAN#NB-IoT#Silver Spring Networks#smart grid Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Round 6: Pacquiao gets cut on his head after headbutt

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Horn keeping the pressure and Pacquiao brushes it off.And Pacquiao connects on the lunging Horn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHorn lands a solid right straight, and Pacquiao gets pinned on Horn’s corner. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Round 5: Horn still connecting MOST READ View comments Jeff Horn, right, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn comes to the round nursing a cut on his forehead but his aggressive style hasn’t stopped.An accidental headbutt cuts Manny Pacquiao just at the hairline.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more