Dark Star Orchestra Announces Extensive Summer Tour Following 6th Annual Dark Star Jubilee

first_imgDark Star Orchestra will be hitting the road this summer, a month after the sixth iteration of their annual festival, Dark Star Jubilee, wraps up over Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th through 28th in Thornville, Ohio. Dark Star’s summer tour will kick off in Aurora, Illinois, with two nights at RiverEdge Park, before hitting a number of Midwest dates. From their, the band will move east, with two nights at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in New Hampshire at the end of July to start the East coast leg of the run. A month later, the band will work its way down to Black Mountain, North Carolina, where their summer tour will close with a two-night stand at Pisgah Brewing Company.This tour, Dark Star Orchestra will be offering a VIP soundcheck experience in honor of the band’s 20th anniversary, which offers fans pre-show venue access for soundcheck in addition to a number of special goodies and a poster signing. You can buy tickets for any of the shows or upgrade to the VIP experience on Dark Star Orchestra’s website here. You can also check out the full dates for summer tour below.Dark Star Orchestra 2017 Summer Tour6/24 – Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park6/25 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Café6/28 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre6/30 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s7/1 – Eureka Springs, AR – Highberry Music Festival7/28 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom7/29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom7/30 – Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent 8/1 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery8/2 – Buffalo, NY – Canalside Buffalo 8/4 – Rochester, NY – Frontier Field8/5 – Jay, VT – Jay Peak Resort 8/6 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier8/9 – Washington D.C. – The Hamilton8/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE8/11 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival8/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage8/14 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork 8/15 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork8/17 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours8/18 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company8/19 – Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Companylast_img read more

‘Drop everything, scramble’: Singapore’s contact trackers fight coronavirus

first_img“We have to drop everything, scramble and figure out where these patients have been,” said Philip, an employee of Singapore General Hospital (SGH), who wore spectacles and a bowtie.He typically tries to jog patients’ memories by asking them about their meals, all the way from breakfast to supper.”Because once they can remember who they sat down with for a meal, that would give a rough estimate of the number of people in their surroundings, and they can usually remember what they did,” Philip added.Singapore has won international praise for its painstaking onslaught on the virus, which has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide. Initially, it had one of the highest tallies of infections outside China, but other nations have since outpaced it.How seriously the Asian travel hub takes the virus fight was highlighted last month, when it charged a Chinese couple with giving false information about their movements to authorities looking to trace their contacts.Philip, who once had to do a patient interview at 10 p.m., usually has two hours to gather all the information he can about patients’ whereabouts, travel history and contacts in the two weeks before they come to hospital.He also relies on work calendars, diaries in Microsoft’s Excel app and receipts, as well as hospital records, to identify health workers the patients encountered.He gives the results to a health ministry team that speaks to individuals figuring in interactions, and sometimes tap police and security cameras to find those at risk.Singapore aims to gather a full picture of patients’ movements within 24 hours of confirming infections, helping to identify close contacts and quarantine them. It has quarantined 4,550 people.Even if it is tough to get ill people to recall small details, it helps to keep cheerful, says Philip, who gained his experience by tracing patient contacts for other diseases, such as measles.”You have to be very, very patient with them,” he added. “Don’t get angry, because, just like you and me, most of us can’t remember a lot of things.”Topics : After a coronavirus outbreak began to disrupt lives and activity in Singapore late in January, Conceicao Edwin Philip keeps himself ready to rush to hospital at a moment’s notice, if summoned.Philip is not a doctor or nurse, but his work, using a telephone to question patients separated from him by two glass walls, has become crucial in the Asian city-state’s fight on the virus, which has caused 187 infections in Singapore.As one of a team of contact tracers, Philip, 31, swings into action as soon as virus patients are diagnosed, to piece together the jigsaw of their prior movements and contacts.last_img read more

Unai Emery reveals the two positions Dani Ceballos can play at Arsenal

first_imgCeballos was named Man of the Match (Picture: Getty)And Emery says the Spaniard will be used in both roles throughout the season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘With him, it’s about using his quality in the best position,’ said Emery.‘I spoke with him before he came here, it’s to play as an 8 & as a 10.‘Today, he started like a 10 but also changed with Willock in the 8 position. It’s where he can feel better on the pitch.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal saw off competition from rivals Tottenham to sign Ceballos on loan, though there’s no option to make the move permanent in the deal.The midfielder described his debut for the club as ‘one of the most special days’ of his life after the game.‘Well, the truth is that for me it has been one of the most special days of my life,’ said Ceballos.‘I think that starting at home by winning & with this passion at the end of the match, I think it will be hard to forget this day for me.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan to turn Marcus Rashford into Cristiano Ronaldo Advertisement Unai Emery reveals the two positions Dani Ceballos can play at Arsenal Dani Ceballos impressed on his full debut (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery believes Dani Ceballos can play in two different midfield roles for the Gunners this term.The Spaniard was named Man of the Match for his performance in Arsenal’s 2-1 win against Burnley on Saturday.It was Ceballos’ first start for the Gunners and he had a hand in each of the goals as Arsenal made it two wins from two this season.The Real Madrid man started in an attacking midfield position but dropped back into a box-to-box role in order to get his foot on the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 17 Aug 2019 11:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Mystery blob eating downtown

first_img They returned at 1 p.m. to find a Slimer-like ooze lurking beneath central Los Angeles. “We were called back because there was a gooey substance, a tarry-type substance, coming out the underground electrical vaults, out of manhole covers in the street, through the sidewalks and possibly in one older apartment building,” Myers said. A 120-foot stretch of Olive buckled 1 1/2 feet, he said. The pre-1933 unreinforced masonry apartment building shifted one foot from its foundation. Sidewalks were as hot as Jacuzzis. And a pressurized liquid shot from every street orifice located above what used to be a historic oil field downtown. No one was injured in what amounted to a black lagoon. Hazmat and Urban Search and Rescue crews determined that the mysterious substance wasn’t flammable, Myers said. “Incident commanders are evaluating some form of drilling operation one or two blocks away as the possible cause,” he added. “They told us to get out from the building, because, probably, I don’t know, anything could happen. The basement was flooding,” resident Mary Robles told KABC-TV, Channel 7. By late afternoon, the American Red Cross had set up an evacuation center for the 150 adults and 50 children forced to flee the stuff of nightmares. “We’re opening a shelter,” said Nick Samaniego, spokesman for the Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles. “We’re looking for a place to put them.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “This problem is not a simple fix.” About 200 residents were forced to flee as a hazardous materials team and dozens of firefighters worked throughout the day to identify what was first deemed “a black tarry substance” and later morphed into a “watery mud.” While outside temperatures struggled to break 60, sidewalks in the vicinity steamed at 103 degrees, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers said. “It’s worrisome in the fact that it will keep the street closed and residents will be evacuated till the building is considered safe,” Myers said. Firefighters were alerted at 3 a.m. by complaints of a sewer-like smell at an apartment house at 1220 S. Olive St. near Pico Boulevard, but found nothing. Los Angeles officials were still scratching their heads today over what caused a mysterious black goo to burble from streets downtown, forcing the evacuation hundreds of apartment dwellers. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said investigators had yet to identify the “black tarry substance” more than 24 hours after it erupted at Olive Street and Pico Boulevard. But he said there might be “a correlation” with a petroleum company drilling operation nearby. “The samples we have taken _ this was determined to be (a) nontoxin, nonflammable, nonhazard,” said fire Capt. Ernie Bobadilla. “We’re looking to I.D. the scope of the problem.last_img read more