Twiddle Announces Spring Tour Dates

first_imgTwiddle will bring their jams on the road this spring when they embark on a tour through the Midwest, East Coast, and Colorado. The quartet will get started in Michigan on March 28th before swinging down the Eastern Seaboard and hopping over to Morrison, CO for a show at the glorious Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 4th.Twiddle’s spring tour will kick off a few weeks after their appearance at Florida’s Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival and it’ll wrap up a few weeks before the band begins a run of festival dates that includes performances at their own Frendly Gathering, as well as High Sierra Music Festival and Peach Music Festival.Tickets for Twiddle’s spring tour dates are slated to go on sale at 10am local time on Friday, February 16th. You can check out a full list of the band’s tour dates via their website, and their newly-announced spring dates can be found below.Twiddle Spring Tour Dates:March 28 Grand Rapids, MI – ElevationMarch 29 Detroit, MI – EL ClubMarch 30 Urbana, IL – Canopy ClubMarch 31 Columbus, OH – SkullysApril 13 & 14 Ithaca, NY – State TheatreApril 20 New Haven, CT – College Street Music HallApril 21 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman TheaterApril 22 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex TheaterApril 25 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheaterApril 26 Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelApril 27 Charleston, SC – Pour HouseApril 28 Charlotte, NC – The UndergroundApril 29 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music HallMay 4 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheaterlast_img read more

Kane spares Spurs’ blushes

first_img Press Association Tottenham were thrown by the goal and several passes were misplaced but Rose came close to equalising as he headed Kane’s dinked cross over the onrushing Adrian but onto the roof of the net. The visitors were proving sharp in attack and Kyle Walker was forced into a brave block as Noble fizzed in a shot after a well-worked corner routine. Eriksen was introduced at the break as Pochettino hauled off the ineffectual Dembele but it was Sakho who wasted the best chance at the start of the second half as he could not beat Lloris one-on-one having been slipped in by Noble. The Hammers’ top goalscorer made amends shortly afterwards, however. Noble collected a deep cross and played the ball to the back post where Sakho arrived to coolly slot home his 11th goal of the season. Kane thought he had tucked home a 12th goal in his last 11 league appearances to give Spurs a foothold with 15 minutes remaining but he was flagged offside before he thrashed past Adrian. The goal did come five minutes later as Rose fired into the ground to beat Adrian, who had flapped at a ball into the box and was out of position. If the Spaniard was at fault for the goal, he repaid his team-mates when he pushed away a strike from compatriot Roberto Soldado as the home side chased an equaliser. With almost all of the five minutes of added time played, Song clipped the back of Kane’s heels as he looked to break clear and referee Jon Moss pointed for a penalty. With the run of form Kane is in, many would have expected him to score but Adrian kept out his well-struck penalty, only to see the forward sweep home the rebound with the last kick of the game. But Danny Rose halved the deficit to set up a grandstand finish and the stage was set for Kane when he was brought down in the box by Alex Song at the end of stoppage time. Sam Allardyce had seen West Ham humbled 4-0 at West Brom in the FA Cup last weekend but a victory over their local rivals would have cushioned that blow. With his future at Upton Park still uncertain, the 60-year-old had won on his previous two visits to White Hart Lane but they remain with just a solitary league win since Christmas having been pinned back here. Spurs avoided a big blow in the chase for the Champions League positions and remain unbeaten at home in the league since November, with the lift of Kane’s late leveller coming at the start of a defining week for Pochettino with Thursday’s Europa League tie against Fiorentina and a clash with Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final. Tottenham started well enough as Nabil Bentaleb forced Adrian into a save at full stretch as he thrashed in an effort from 30 yards, before Kane went even closer as he got the better of James Tomkins before turning the ball towards goal – only to see his shot come back off the post. West Ham had been second best in the opening stages but slowly grew into the contest and had their first attack of note after 15 minutes as Sakho played in Stewart Downing, whose shot was deflected behind by Rose. And the Hammers did not have to wait much longer to break the deadlock as Mousa Dembele’s under-hit pass was collected by Enner Valencia. The ball was worked to Mark Noble who then threaded a ball into the run of Aaron Cresswell, with the full-back’s cross headed home by the unmarked Kouyate. The England Under-21 international, brimming with confidence having scored 11 in his previous 10 Barclays Premier League games, saw a last-gasp penalty saved but tucked away the rebound to secure what could prove to be a vital 2-2 draw for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The visitors had been the better side for much of the game and held a two-goal lead with 10 minutes remaining courtesy of Senegalese pair Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho. Harry Kane again provided the heroics for Tottenham as he equalised with the final kick of the game to prevent West Ham collecting a third successive win at White Hart Lane.last_img read more

Despite records, rivalry still great

first_imgTalk about anomalies. A WCHA title is, for now, too far offin the distance to fathom for traditional powerhouses Minnesota and Wisconsin.Sixteen points too far.Three years have gone by since a team not named the Gopherssecured the conference?s top spot, and not since the 1998-99 season did bothMinnesota and Wisconsin fail to finish third or better.As it stands now, the two teams are in a three-way tie forfifth place with identical 6-8-2 records in WCHA play. With 12 games left inthe regular season, it is almost inconceivable that Minnesota will make itthree straight atop the conference standings.Yet the feeling isn?t of defeat or hopelessness.Frustration, maybe ? on the part of Minnesota personnel and fans who expectedthe team?s No. 5 preseason billing to come to fruition ? diversity, definitely.But not surrender.?We?ve been through a lot this year; we?ve had a lot ofthings unexpectedly happen to us that have kind of set us back a little bit,?Minnesota forward Blake Wheeler said. ?We feel pretty good about where we areright now based on some of the frustrations we?ve had ? obviously notperforming up to our expectations of what we would normally anticipate at thispoint in the season, but we?ve still got a long way to go.?Even though these Gophers aren?t playing to the pace oftheir predecessors, and the Badgers have struggled to remain afloat for thesecond consecutive season with personnel overhauls occurring more frequentlythan at any high-risk factory job, one thing hasn?t changed: theMinnesota-Wisconsin rivalry.?The rivalry is always there; it doesn?t matter where youare in the standings, whether they?re first, or we?re first, or they?re last,or we?re last,? UW head coach Mike Eaves said.And why should it morph into something altogetheruninspiring? Even a lost season can?t take away the sense of pride, the senseof satisfaction a team can inherit from defeating its bitter rival. This isespecially true even when the game has little bearing on a team?s season. Case inpoint: Navy?s football team defeated Notre Dame?s this year for the first timein 44 years. So what if the ?07 Irish were among the worst compilation ofathletes the program has ever seen? The Midshipmen certainly savored the momentand exhaled a long-winded sigh of relief ? to make up for half a lifetime?sworth of losses.Last year, the Badgers upended the top-ranked Gophers to endtheir 22-game unbeaten streak. Based on the fan reaction following the game, itmay as well have been for the NCAA Championship. That?s only the half of it.The players get every bit as much out of the rivalry as the fans.?We always look forward to the Minnesota series, and thecrowd, whether we?re here or playing at their place, is second to none,? UWsenior forward Ben Street said. ?This is such a good rivalry. The whole townsort of gets fired up for it so it?s an exciting time.??The emotion is spilling pretty hard because there?s alwaysextra incentive on the line. It?s just really not a game anymore,? Wheeleradded.While this year?s matchup won?t nab either team a No. 1ranking or launch them near the top of the standings, it does have someregional intrigue. Both teams are battling for a position in the upper-tier ofthe WCHA and an NCAA Tournament bid.?To add that aspect to a rivalry series like this, where ifwe go in and have a good showing then we can boost our WCHA position up a lot,is huge,? Wheeler said.For a couple individuals, the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalrytakes on a slightly different meaning.Two prospects and lottery picks of the Phoenix Coyotes willsquare off for the first time this weekend.The first time UW freshman Kyle Turris, the third overallpick at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and Wheeler, the fifth pick in 2004, met wasduring the Coyotes? rookie camp this past summer. There, Wheeler offered the?really young, pretty skinny looking? kid some advice.?I told him not to let things get out of perspective; he wasdrafted that high for a reason. It wasn?t just because he was a great hockeyplayer but because he?s a humble individual as well ? he?s a good person,?Wheeler said.Needless to say it will be odd that the two will face offnot as teammates Friday, but as rivals.?We actually talked a little bit, and I told him to get outof my way because I don?t really stop too quickly, so he could be in my way andget into a little bit of trouble,? the 6-foot-4-inch, 216 pound Wheeler joked.?It should be a lot of fun.?Toss in the fact that Phoenix is looking to piece together ateam for the future ? Wheeler has learned not to get caught up scoping out thecrowd to see who might be watching ? and this should be one helluva series.So in the wise words of Street, I sign offwith this: ?If you?re not excited for the Minnesota series, you should probablycheck your pulse.?Kevin is a senior majoring in economicsand journalism. To discuss men?s hockey with the originator of ?Tuesdays withHaggy,? send an e-mail to [email protected]last_img read more

Labour leaders working with Premier Clark on LNG jobs

first_imgBoth aforementioned labour leaders run unions that are top donors to the provincial New Democrats, but Sinclair says they’re working with a Liberal government because this issue has nothing to do with politics.Sigurdson went a bit further than that, saying Premier Clark appeared to be the only political leader to wear a hard hat during the May election campaign, but adds there’s still a lot of work to do.The trio has plans to develop a strategy document by the end of this month, and while acknowledging that environmentalists may try to block their efforts, they all say protecting the environment is a top priority. – Advertisement –last_img read more

DD Horticulture: How to keep your roses at their best this summer?

first_imgIn this weekend’s gardening column, Donegal Daily’s Conor Gallinagh discusses some tips and tricks to keeping your roses at the best of the summer.PruningSummer pruning is an important aspect not only to encourage a good growth habit or to restrict from getting out of but also to encourage a second flush of flowers. Advertisement So not only deadheading the roses but also pruning back after they have finished flowering will encourage repeat flowering.It is important to note that only a light pruning is required and that winter pruning of roses is done for a different reason. Dead HeadingTo ensure a longer lasting flowering time-frame deadheading should be regularly carried out on the roses. Deadheading is the method of removing dead flowers from your plant. Advertisement It is important to make sure that time and effort is put in and it is done right, that the seed capsules are removed and that you are not just pulling off the petals.Disease ControlThe two most common diseases associated with roses are a black spot (diplocarpon rosae) and powdery mildew (Podosphaera pannosa).Rose black spot is a fungus disease and is easily recognised with black markings on the leaves. It can cause an unsightly appearance on the roses and become quite serious if not treated.Powdery mildew is another fungus disease that occurs on roses. Like the black spot it needs favourably weather conditions (humid) for it to develop. For the treatment of mildew and black spot, there are many different treatments available both chemical and non-chemical and greatly depends on how seriously affected the roses are and your preferred method.To maximise your roses it is important to minimise the number of diseases impacting on it.Pest ControlThe most common of all pests to attack the roses are the aphids (greenfly). It is quite easily recognised as a bright green insect-like and tends to gather in large colonies on the rose The aphid can have a devastating effect on the roses causing a number of afflictions. From viruses, appearance, sap damage, heavy infestations can lead to shooting damage and damage to the flower.Again there is a number of treatments available to treating aphid attacks on roses both chemical and non-chemical.Natural predators such as ladybirds should be encouraged into your garden as both at the larvae adult stage attack the aphid, therefore, reducing their impact.Another remedy is the use of garlic spray to prevent and control aphids as well as many other garden pests such as slugs having an impact on your plants and roses.FeedingAs you can imagine it takes a lot of energy to put on that show of flowers so it is important to give them a feed.Not only whenever they are in flower but also when the roses are preparing to produce flowers.A simply liquid feed will provide a quick boost to the roses but it is also important to provide a longer lasting fertiliser at least once a year if not twice.Mulching will provide another source of feed and this should be carried out in early spring.Happy Gardening!Conor GallinaghBAgrSc Ho[email protected]gmail.com0876496887DD Horticulture: How to keep your roses at their best this summer? was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare 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:Conor GallinaghGardeninghorticulturelast_img read more

Jerry Rice on Jimmy G: ‘Expecting this guy to play exceptional football’

first_imgAll eyes are on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo as the NFL season draws near.Two of those eyes belong to the greatest pass catcher to ever do the Cabbage Patch dance. (For you young’uns, fast forward the video to 0:39)On a recent visit to the Joe, Lo, and Dibs show on 95.7 The Game, Rice issued a primer on what he expects from Jimmy G this season. Now, it’s a fair question to ask how much expertise a receiver can bring to bear on a quarterback. But it’s equally fair to point …last_img read more

Night Caching in Portugal – A Lackey’s Mega-Event Experience

first_imgEditor’s note: Groundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. throughout the year to share smiles, shake hands, and make geocaching memories at nearly twenty Mega-Events worldwide. Arne Moen, aka, RandolphAgarn, attended the Lisbon, Portugal Mega-Event 12 years Geocaching – Portugal (GC35GH8). Arne has been a Lackey since 2009 and is a Software Developer. Here’s Arne’s account of his trip.Written By: Arne MoenArne (on right) with local geocacher and Olympian João CostaI was in Lisbon, Portugal to celebrate  12 Years Geocaching Portugal with local geocachers.I was delighted to meet all these geocachers from Portugal. Of course, I knew that there are geocachers all over the world. But to talk to them in person about FTF’s (First to Finds), Multi-Caches, and Trackables in person made it all more real.Everyone was very kind to me and I was excited to give away some merchandise like Trackable tags. I strongly suspect I would have felt equally welcome without the swag. I met many interesting individuals and some really sweet dogs. I met a geologist who was born in Mozambique, an underwater archeologist, an Olympic athlete, a C-130 pilot, a cartographer, and many more individuals whose backgrounds we didn’t discuss. Each one of them was a treat to talk to.Geocacher by a cork treeWhile chatting with a geocacher, I recalled that a significant amount of the world’s cork – as in a bottle or on a bulletin board – comes from Portugal. I had heard that it was the bark of a tree. Though I had seen a lot of bark in my lifetime and I couldn’t imagine how the thing in the wine bottle was attached to the outside of a tree.I mentioned this to my new geocacher friend.  He told me cork trees can be found all over Portugal and immediately set off trying to find one in the park. A few minutes later he returned to bring me to a cork tree.  The bark was thick, and firm yet spongy. And suddenly I could see where cork comes from.Night caching in PortugalI found a couple of geocaches at the Mega-Event. But my first evening in Portugal I went out and found some geocaches with some new friends.We began our evening with a traditional Portuguese meal: cod, ham, and fried potatoes, covered with a kind of hollandaise sauce. We also enjoyed “vinho verde,” which means green wine in Portuguese. The greenness in this case is in reference to the newness of the wine. The grapes had been picked, squeezed and fermented in the last year.After our meal the four of use set out into the streets of Lisbon looking for geocaches. This was in an old neighborhood, between the eleventh century castle perched on the hill, and the Rio Tejo, the river from which some of the great explorers like Ferdinand Magellan and Vasco da Gama began their voyages of discovery.Ultra Violet Night Cache ClueWe started in front of an old cathedral across the street from our restaurant. There was a geocache, Catedral (GCZWBV), just down the street. As the guest, I was allowed to make the first attempt. I was nervous with three experienced geocachers watching me. I was still suffering the affects of from jet lag. I skipped over the geocache at first, then found it a few seconds later.The next geocache, Portas do Sol (GC1F9NG), was in a little square that overlooked the river. We took several seconds to enjoy the view before looking for the geocache.  We found the geocache in one spot and a second log book in another. This was my 100th find and my furthest find east of my home coordinates. It was a fantastic spot to hit a milestone.Then we went down the hill towards the plaza at the site of the former royal palace. This area of town was relatively new.  An earthquake and tsunami wiped out this neighborhood in 1755 so it had to be rebuilt. We knew exactly where the next geocache, No Paço do Terreiro [Lisboa] (GC13Z3E), was hidden from a spoiler photo. Before we were finished signing the log, a police offer walked up to ask us what kind of tomfoolery we were engaged in.Travel Bug haircut at the Mega-EventsI felt like I was back in high school, getting caught by an authority figure. Here we were, four adult men, each with full lives running around downtown in the middle of the night. Isn’t there something more we should doing with our lives?  No, it turns out. We were having an adventure. What could be better than that? We explained we were geocaching. He told us he knew what that was and let us replace the cache and let us go about our evening.All of the caches we found that night were traditional urban micros.  They were good geocaches. But the food, the company, the hunt, the adventure that evening, and the Mega-Event experience, made my trip magical.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocacher Competes in the 2012 OlympicsAugust 3, 2012In “Community”11 Years! Oeiras – A Mega-Event Portuguese StyleMay 16, 2011In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 7, 2012March 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Becoming Market Leader: Finding and Beating the Competition

first_imgIn the late 90’s, a spokesperson for the Coca Cola corporation said, “Our primary competition isn’t Pepsi. Our real competition is water, tea, nimbupani and Pepsi… in that order.” While it’s a gruesome thought to see water considered competition to the top cola manufacturer, I didn’t include the quote to make a commentary on public health or privatization. I did it to remind startups that competition includes all products that solve the same problem, in this case – thirst. When a startup claims they have no competitors, it makes me wonder if there’s a need for their product in the first place. You have competitors. Below are a few ways you can find them, research them and then beat them. It’s About Solving A Problem: Whether you are connecting friends online, providing a reference resource or building a better mousetrap, your product is one approach to a problem and you need to find others who claim to take on the same challenge. Your obvious competitors are those with similar products but your less obvious ones are those with vastly different products who still compete for market’s attention. Know Your Competitors: Think about your problem statement and the problem-related keywords and categories that drive users to your site. Now take those same keywords, type them into your favorite search engine and look at who dominates those pages. This is a good indicator of your competition. You can also search your keywords and categories through sites like KillerStartups, YouNoodle and LinkedIn to determine others in your space. Conversation tracking services like Echo and UberVu also allow you to track your perceived direct competitors through public conversations, blog posts and traditional media sources.Reach Out Early and Make A Better Case: Often when ReadWriteWeb writes an article about a company, we get a pitch about a similar product the next day. Unless you prove that your product solves the problem much better than the last guy, we are not going to write about you. Similarly, investors don’t want to hear a pitch about an exact replica of a product they’ve already funded. It is your job to reach out to stakeholders early, explain the problem, give an accurate description of the competitive environment, and then blow our minds. You need to prove that you are the best solution to the problem bar none. Photo Credit: Dan Bennett Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshirocenter_img Tags:#How To#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

‘Dead’ man comes back to life in Assam morgue

first_imgA middle-aged man allegedly declared dead came back to life in the ‘morgue’ of a hospital in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district.Suffering from an unknown disease, the man identified as Mohammed Hussain was admitted to the Tinsukia Civil Hospital on Wednesday.“The hospital authorities told us he had died. We found him alive when we went to collect his body today [Friday],” the man’s wife, declining to be named, said.Hospital superintendent N.C. Mahanta denied lapses on the part of his medical team as locals raised slogans and demanded a probe into the alleged negligence.“First of all, we do not have a morgue. We have an isolated ward where we keep patients brought by the police. Secondly, one of the three patients who died today was also named Md. Hussain. Our staff thought he was the other Md. Hussain,” he said.The confusion arose because the hospital also keeps dead bodies in the isolation ward.last_img read more

College Basketball Recruit Michael Haynes Killed In Chicago

The unconscionable violence that has ravaged Chicago claimed college basketball recruit Michael Haynes Thursday night when he was shot and killed in front of his home while trying to break up a fight.The assailant of Haynes, a 6-foot-7 forward who had committed to Iona College in New York, remains at large.  Hayne was 22.He played ast season at Indian Hills CC in Ottumwa, Iowa and had originally committed to University of Texas-El Paso but never played for the Miners. He was ranked the No. 11 recruit in the state of Illinois by following his junior season at Washington High School, during which  he averaged 17 points and 22 rebounds.“We’re shocked and deeply saddened by this news,” Indian Hills coach Barret Peery told the Ottumwa Courier. “He was such a great kid and a great member of our team. Michael was a great friend to all his teammates and a great kid overall. He’ll truly be missed.”Police said Haynes was shot in the wrist, chest and lower back while trying to break up a fight over a stolen necklace near his home. His cousin, Kandice Blouin, 25. said several men were shoving each other when Haynes pushed the shooter, who pulled out a gun and shot him.“He was an innocent victim, very loved by everybody,” Haynes’ cousin, Kandice Blouin told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was our meal ticket. He was going to heal this hood and they took his life.”“It’s just so hard,” Iona coach Tim Cluess said. “I don’t know how to describe it. Once you got to know Michael you just couldn’t wait to coach him. He came from a very rough area in Chicago and he just wanted to make a better life for himself. He was just looking for a chance to change his life.”Haynes was part of a nine-member recruiting class assembled by Cluess and his staff and was expected to be a contributor in the frontcourt. He was one of just two of the nine recruits not to already be on campus taking summer courses.Chicago is been a virtual war zone. Murders this year have risen by nearly 40 per cent and are projected to reach about 504 killings or 42 a month. read more