Trey Anastasio Confirms Ghosts Of The Forest Album Release Date

first_imgFor a full list of Ghosts of the Forests upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Trey’s website.Ghosts of the Forest 2019 Tour Dates:APRIL4 – Portland, ME – State Theatre5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Opera6 – Washington, DC – Anthem9 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre10 – Boston, MA – Orpheum12 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre13 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre19 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre20 – Berkeley, CA – Greek TheatreView Tour Dates In December, Trey Anastasio announced an April tour with his new band, Ghosts of the Forest. The band features Anastasio, his Phish bandmate Jon Fishman, Trey Anastasio Band members Jennifer Hartswick, Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczkowski, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson, who was featured alongside Hartswick as a backup singer at Phish’s 2016 Halloween performance of Ziggy Stardust. Now, in a snippet entitled “Trey Anastasio’s Emotional Rescue,” Rolling Stone‘s Patrick Doyle reports that Ghosts of the Forest will release their debut album on Friday, April 12th.Last January, Trey Anastasio lost one of his oldest and closest friends, Chris Cottrell, also known as C-Cott. The two of them attended Taft boarding school together in Connecticut, and heavily influenced each other’s musical tastes. Cottrell lost his battle to adrenal cancer on January 27th, 2018. Ghosts of the Forest’s new album was inspired by Trey’s lifelong friendship with Cottrell according to the initial report.Read the full blurb from Rolling Stone below:From his teenage years to the ups and downs of his time with Phish, Trey Anastasio had one constant friend in his life: Chris Cottrell, who he camped, hiked and checked in with for decades. “He was my tether to childhood and to a life before Phish happened,” says Anastasio. Cottrell died of cancer last year. After sitting with him for his final days, Anastasio made an album of songs he thinks his friend would have loved: psychedelic guitar liftoffs, ambitious arrangements and extremely personal lyrics. ‘I went through a period of deep self-doubt after recording it,’ Anastasio says. ‘I didn’t want to put it out. Maybe I was scared.’ The album will now come out April 12th, and Anastasio will take it on the road with his new band, Ghosts of the Forest, featuring Phish drummer Jon Fishman and a crew of jam-world all-stars. Despite no released music, the band’s tour still sold out; Anastasio has been working with production designer Abigail Holmes, whose work includes Stop Making Sense. Anastasio considers himself fortunate his fans allow him to take these risks: ‘The amount of trust that they’re exhibiting in me just makes me want to cry.’[Screengrab via Reddit]Ghosts of the Forest will open up their inaugural tour with a performance at Portland, ME’s State Theatre on Thursday, April 4th.last_img read more

It’s Over! Til Divorce Do Us Part to Close Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Til Divorce Do Us Part View Comments Breaking up is hard to do! Til Divorce Do Us Part, which officially opened off-Broadway February 18, is to shutter April 13. Directed by Tony nominee Mark Waldrop, the original musical revue is playing at the DR2 Theatre. A national tour is in the works. Til Divorce Do Us Part features a concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The comedy is inspired by Ponturo’s life—after many years of marriage she was left by her Broadway producer husband for a younger woman. Ponturo wrote the show while going through her divorce.The cast includes Fischer, Martin Landry, Erin Maguire, Dana Wilson and Gretchen Wylder. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 13, 2014last_img read more

Why Women Need Women

first_imgI know I’m not the only gal out there who has more guy friends than lady friends. If you’re an adventurous woman, inevitably, you will find that you’re a big fish in a very small, very testosterone-laden pond.Now ladies, there are benefits to this, no doubt, especially if you’re in the market for a man of the mountains.But eventually, you’re going to get tired of the crude, borderline inappropriate jokes that guys make between guys (often on the subject of girls). Eventually, you’re going to resent having some dude help you carry your boat while you portage a rapid or make excuses for you when your legs are pumped and you have to bail early on your weekend ride.Whether they’re literally intimidating or not, going outdoors with males can sometimes be damaging to a woman’s morale. I remember when I first started kayaking, I was the only girl at my school to really chomp at the bit and take the initiative to go on trips. Though I was able to get on a number of different runs in the Southeast, I never progressed much above class III, and I wonder if that was due, in part, to the fact that I was paddling with a bunch of dudes.Though I know a number of women who could easily stomp the men in their sport, the reality is that women and men treat their respective sports and their time in the outdoors differently. Women, inherently, will compare themselves to men. Maybe you think you don’t, but gender aside, people compare themselves to other people. It’s not necessarily a healthy thing to do, nor is it very productive, but it’s normal and it sometimes can lead to gaining that extra edge, that extra oomph needed to light a fire under your ass and man woman up.But sometimes it does the total opposite. When I saw the guys I was paddling with throwing ends and looping in holes and paddling harder stuff every weekend, I felt very much like they were on some unobtainable level and that by tagging along or trying to push myself to the next level, I would be a burden to them and their precious time out of the office.For awhile, I stagnated. My outdoor ambitions reached a plateau of sorts. I didn’t realize the value of having adventurous girlfriends until my junior year in college when I spent my fall semester in the Amazon with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Though, like I admitted earlier, I typically have more male friends than female, I walked away from those three months with three of the closest lady friends I’ve had to date.The last week of our course was trademarked by independent, student-led travel (i.e. backpacking without instructors). Our group had exactly four guys and four gals and the instructors decided to split us up as such for the last week of the semester. We all had the same final destination, the same route, but we had a week to get there in whatever fashion and on whatever timeline we wanted.[[The following images are from that girls’ time in Brazil. Yes I had short hair. No I don’t want short hair ever again. Photo cred: Kelsey Kuhn.]]376490_10150423373415838_1485902088_n 381353_10150423394505838_920443983_n 386056_10150423373685838_1214628773_n 390996_10150423374755838_261027991_n 394466_10151077097725268_2130422548_n 398899_10151687475360268_634505471_nIf I could describe those ladies-only days in one word it would probably be glorious.Everyone pulled their weight. We cooked amazing group dinners, star-gazed till the wee hours of the morning, lounged butt-ass naked by watering holes with no concern for male intrusion, and talked about boys and dates-gone-bad and period woes and haircuts. But we also talked about our dreams for the future, the mistakes we’d made in the past, and our career ambitions (if any).Though we came from different parts of the world, from the sand dunes of Michigan to the metropolitan hub of northern Virginia to the even larger city of São Paulo, we were all united at that time in our lives by our love of adventure. Those ladies pushed me when I felt like I couldn’t put one more foot in front of the other, carried my weight when I needed to give my knees a break, and inspired me to suck it up when we found ourselves traversing a narrow animal path on a 3000-foot cliffside, battered, bruised, and scared shitless.Since then, I’ve made an effort to surround myself with like-minded women. My best friend from college (hi Hannah Banana) went on a NOLS trip to the Himalayas the same semester I was in the Amazon, and she’s since thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, traveled to Iceland, worked on a commercial salmon fishing rig in Alaska, and built up an impressive long-distance trail running resumé. In subtle ways, we’ve always competed with each other, both outdoors and in the academics world. But whenever I’m outside with her, whether it’s trail running or climbing, I’m never comparing myself to her in a counter-productive way. Usually, my thoughts are much more positive, replacing the “I can’ts” with “I can.”Recreating outdoors with other adventurous women creates a support system, a means of gauging your abilities, and the confidence and inspiration to push yourself river takeoverI recently came across this blog post on reasons why women should go to the mountains with other women. It’s pretty spot on, and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to breeze through it. This topic in particular has been on my mind given that this weekend, I’ll be joining a number of female paddlers on the Green River for a girls’ day on the water. Anna Levesque’s organization Girls At Play will be there promoting women in whitewater and connecting female paddlers in the Southeast. I think it’s a long overdue event and I’m happy to be a part of what will hopefully become an annual event.If you’re a female paddler and you’re interested in joining us on Sunday, check out the Facebook event for it here.Though it can prove particularly challenging to find ladies who like to go outside and play, reach out to local clubs, organizations, and even campus outdoor programs for resources. Once you open one door, a thousand more are bound to follow.Rock on, ladies!** 10-29-14/post update!Check out these pics from the event! Over 50 ladies showed up to the Green. No carnage and epic good times! Let’s do it again sometime!IMG_1260 IMG_1283 IMG_1311 IMG_1314last_img read more

OSHA releases pandemic flu guidance for healthcare workers

first_imgMay 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Experts predict that an influenza pandemic will place a long and heavy burden on the medical community, which prompted the US Department of Labor (DOL) to develop guidance for healthcare worker safety that it released today at a press conference.The guidelines, released on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Web site today, cover a range of healthcare settings, from emergency departments to ambulances to temporary patient care facilities. The 100-page document is a follow-up to guidelines released by OSHA in February that provided general guidance for all types of workplaces.Edwin G. Foulke Jr, assistant secretary of labor for OSHA, told reporters today that the guidance for the healthcare workers and other employee groups is part of the Bush administration’s national pandemic strategy. “We have to ensure that essential public services will continue, and only by protecting healthcare workers can we weather a pandemic,” he said.The OSHA guidelines are based on traditional infection control and occupational hygiene principles but may need to be modified or supplemented as more details become known about the transmission once a pandemic strain emerges, Foulke said.The guidance for healthcare workers is divided into four sections that cover clinical information on influenza, infection control, pandemic influenza preparedness, and specific OSHA standards. Donald Wright, director of OSHA’s office of occupational medicine, said he anticipates that healthcare workers will be most interested in the infection control section.A focus of the infection control section is the “weak links” in hospital infection control, such as hand hygiene and respiratory protection compliance. The section stresses that it’s not enough to question employees about hygiene practices; institutions need to observe employee behavior, implement strategies to promote the recommended practices, and cultivate a safety climate that promotes good infection control behaviors.In reviewing several possible patient care scenarios, the OSHA guidance, for example, suggests what to do when a hospital runs out of single rooms for patients: Patients with suspected pandemic influenza could be grouped in cohorts in areas of the facility where they receive care from experienced staff and are isolated from main thoroughfares.OSHA suggests several surveillance activities that would be helpful for hospitals in a pandemic, such as tracking employees who have cared for patients with suspected or confirmed influenza or screening workers each day for influenzalike symptoms.Guidance on personal protective equipment is consistent with other OSHA and US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) advisories, Wright said. Though the HHS pandemic influenza plan does not recommend goggles and face shields for routine care of patients with pandemic influenza, OSHA advises that workers who are within 3 feet of a coughing patient should wear those items.OSHA strongly urges healthcare institutions to stockpile N-95 respirators and other protective equipment, warning that the items will be scarce once a pandemic strikes. “Employers and employees should not count on obtaining any additional protective equipment not already purchased and stockpiled,” the report said. “Therefore, it is important for healthcare facilities to consider respiratory protection for essential personnel to assure that employees are ready, willing, and able to care for the general population.”The guidelines recognized that when supplies are scarce, employees may need to consider reusing their respirators. Reuse of disposable respirators should be limited to a single wearer, be labeled with the employee’s name, and include clear instruction about how to avoid spreading contamination from the outside of the respirator. Wearing a face shield over the respirator may help keep the exterior of the device clean, the OSHA guidance suggests.Several other institutional issues are addressed, such as cleaning patient care equipment, disinfecting patient rooms, and disposing of solid waste.Extensive appendices include several resources for healthcare institutions, such as communication tools for promoting employee infection control practices, strategies for planning respiratory protections programs, triage algorithms, supply and pandemic planning checklists, and even a crisis communication guide for handling questions from the media.See also:OSHA pandemic preparedness and response guidance for healthcare workers and employers 21 OSHA press releaseFeb 8 CIDRAP News article “New OSHA guidance targets pandemic flu”last_img read more

Jakarta closes Ancol and Monas parks, Ragunan Zoo to contain COVID-19

first_imgAside from public transportation, public services such as district and subdistrict offices, community health centers, as well as mayor and governor offices will be operating as well.“We have also prepared protocols for public or religious events, which we will inform the public about soon,” Anies added.A Flourish mapAnies also asked business owners to prepare for a protocol for remote working for private businesses.“We have yet to prepare a protocol for that, but offices and companies have to prepare for the protocols and procedures. We did not wish for this to happen, but at least they will be prepared if something happens,” Anies said.On Friday, the Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general Achmad Yurianto announced that the number of coronavirus cases in Indonesia had increased to 69 with 35 new cases.The ministry has recorded four deaths so far. Two of the three new fatalities are Case 35 and 36, identified as a 57-year-old woman and a 37-year-old woman, who died in Sulianto Saroso Infectious Hospital. (dpk)Topics : Tourist destinations and entertainment places owned by the Jakarta administration will be temporarily closed for two weeks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on Friday.The destinations are Ancol Dreamland Park, Ragunan Zoo, the National Monument and government-owned museums.“Public transportation will be operating as usual,” Anies said, adding that Car Free Day would be suspended as well to minimize contacts in open public space.last_img read more

Stylish way to live in the suburbs

first_img6 Westlands Court, Mundingburra.“It would make a great family home and the kitchen is an absolute knockout.“ You can see all different areas of the house from the kitchen.“The master suite is very sumptuous with a big walk-through closet and open-plan ensuite.“The neighbours love it there and there is a real sense of community.” 6 Westlands Court, Mundingburra.The house was built in 2010 by Bernhard Lancini and has been immaculately maintained.Features such as the stunning gourmet island kitchen, custom-made walk-in wardrobe and resort-style pool area give the expansive home a luxurious feel.Ms Champion said the home had been much loved by her, her husband and son and they would be sad to say goodbye to it. “We’ll be really sad when it’s sold because it’s a really beautiful neighbourhood that’s pretty much all owner occupied,” she said. “We have neighbours who have been there for 48 years.“Our house ticks all the boxes because it’s lowset, it’s a big house and it’s really modern and airy so you don’t have to use the airconditioners very often.“We built it as our forever home not thinking we would move but plans change.“We had barbecues galore there out on the patio and my son used to be able to walk to the Cathedral School, so if I was running late from work he could walk home and let himself in.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“In his final years of school he went to Ignatius Park College and he could ride his bike to school.” 6 Westlands Court, Mundingburra.DOWN a quiet cul-de-sac in the leafy suburb of Mundingburra lies a picture-perfect home waiting for a new family to move in.The five-bedroom, two bathroom house has been listed for sale after owner Dee Champion and her family decided to move north to Palm Cove.The home is close to schools and is in the catchment for the sought-after Pimlico State High School.center_img 6 Westlands Court, Mundingburra.The spacious home has 390sq m of under-roof space and is on an 809sq m allotment with dual street access.It features designer finishes and modern fittings with zoned and ducted airconditioning.The chef’s kitchen is fitted with premium appliances while the master suite has a walk-through wardrobe and ensuite with triple shower heads.There is a secure entry and the home has video intercom. Other great features include a working bore and fully irrigated garden as well as a solar system and workshop.Smith & Elliott listing agents Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow say “there are so many breakaway areas and it has a really functional floor play.last_img read more

AA drives de-risking with £351m bulk annuity deal

first_imgAon added in a statement that the transaction had been set up to enable follow-on deals for other sections of the AA scheme when pricing becomes attractive.Steve Delo, trustee chairman of the AA Pension Scheme, said: “We are very pleased to implement this key step in our de-risking plan and we are grateful for the excellent advisory support from Aon and Hogan Lovells. This produced a swift end-to-end conclusion to the deal and delivered highly competitive pricing.“This transaction has had a positive impact on the funding of the scheme while producing a reduction in risk.”Richard Priestley, executive director at Canada Life, added that his firm had seen “significant business” in recent months.At the end of August, UK recruitment company Hays bought a £271m insurance buy-in from Canada Life, covering the pensions of all its retired members as of 31 December 2017.This year has already seen bulk annuity transactions break records. Legal & General backed the UK’s biggest single buy-in transaction earlier this month with a £4.4bn deal with British Airways’ Airways Pension Scheme.As longevity data has shifted in DB schemes’ favour and funding levels have neared 100% on average according to several measures, more and more schemes have sought to crystallise gains with insurance contracts. At the same time, insurers and advisers have predicted much more activity to come in the months ahead. The AA UK Pension Scheme has completed a pension buy-in, purchasing a bulk annuity policy for around £351m (€395m) from Canada Life.The insurance covers all benefits payable to 2,510 pensioner and dependant members, the AA said in its interim financial report.The risk transfer to Canada Life took place on 23 August, the AA said, with the defined benefit (DB) obligation being about £47m less than the premium paid.The scheme – which had £2.3bn in assets at the end of January – was undertaking a “gradual de-risking programme”, according to its adviser Aon.last_img read more

Smoke alarm legal deadline looming for Far North homeowners

first_imgNew legislation specifies that all Queensland dwellings will be required to have interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level. A 10-year phased rollout of interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in Queensland will happen over three specific periods starting from January 1, 2017. What does this mean for your home?To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:From January 1, 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017). From January 1, 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.From January 1, 2027: in all other domestic dwellings.More info here. FACTBOX Rard Changizi, Principle of Sync Property holding an old smoke alarm that needs to be upgraded to new photo electric alarms by 2022. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANFAR North landlords have more than two years to make sure their properties comply with strict new smoke alarm laws.Sync Property principal Rard Changizi said the situation was becoming critical and estimateed that in Queensland, 729 of the state’s 450,000 rental properties must be made compliant every day to make the deadline of January 1, 2022.The new laws require interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms in all bedrooms, in hallways that connect bedrooms with the rest of the dwelling and on every level.Mr Changizi has set up the Smoke Alarm Association of Australia, which represents anyone involved in the smoke alarm industry, in an effort to advise property managers and landlords about the laws.The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service will strictly enforce the new rules with a penalty of $500 for noncompliance. Rental properties cannot be leased or sold after this date unless the property complies with the new legislation.“We are trying to get real estate agents to advise their landlords about the new legislation and start doing things now, because at this point in time, there are not enough people involved in the smoke alarm business to be able to cope with the amount of properties that need to be upgraded, and that is a massive problem,” Mr Changizi said.“Of the 450,000 rental properties in Queensland, that does not include social housing or defence housing.“A lot of people think smoke alarms are too expensive right now, and they’ll wait for the price to drop, but the exact opposite will happen. The price will go up closer to the compliance data as more and more people want their jobs done quickly.”Mr Changizi said that in Cairns especially, the situation was “quite nerve-racking”, despite there being a “good selection of smoke alarm businesses”.“They are not as busy as they should be, however,” he said.“For real estate agents, this requires a lot of planning. You have to do your whole rent roll at once and you have to get approval from landlords to spend the money. “The legislation puts the onus on the landlords, but property managers have a responsibility to their landlords to make sure their properties are compliant.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“If a property is not compliant, a real estate agent is not allowed to take any rent for a landlord, because they are not meant to have a tenant.”Prices vary for the new photoelectric smoke alarms, but can start at $179 for each smoke alarm, plus costs for an electrician to install the alarms.last_img read more

The biggest mistakes property investors make

first_imgInvestors won’t be disappointed in this one-bedroom apartment at 2409/25 Anderson Street, Kangaroo Point, on sale through Place Estate AgencyResidential property is one of the most popular places for Australians to stick their investmentdollars. Yet despite it being so common, experts say that investors make the same simple mistakes time and again, which can end up costing them thousands.Terry Ryder of the property research company Hotspotting said there was really only one big mistake that investors made, and all other mistakes arose out of that one fundamental error.The mistake was that they weren’t willing to invest any time or money to ensure they were going about the process of property investment the right way.“Property investment is not a mug’s game, but it is a game that attracts a lot of people who behave like mugs,” he said.He said he was continually surprised by the number of investors who would spend $500,000 on a piece of real estate but they wouldn’t spend $5000 on obtaining good advice from quality professionals.“They won’t spend $500 on an independent valuation to ensure that they are buying at the right price or they won’t even spend $50 on a research report to ensure they are buying in a good location,” he said. Ray White Brisbane CBD Residential principal Dean Yesberg: “A lot of these owners rely too much on the investment seminar”“This unfortunately is how many investors think and it is the worst kind of false economy.”Mr Ryder said many of the fees charged by experts could be a tax deduction for property investors, so it was not wasted money.People who are successful in property investment have one thing in common, according to Mr Ryder, and that is that they treat it as a business not a hobby.“They understand, as with any business, that you have to spend money to make money,” he said.Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of the transactions that Ray White Brisbane CBD Residential principal Dean Yesberg handles are with investors.He said another big mistake buyers’ made was attending investment seminars and buying properties off plan because they got caught up in the pitch, without doing any furtherchecks or due diligence.“A lot of these owners rely too much on the investment seminar that they have been to and they don’t jump on a plane or they don’t come up and have a look at the property or goMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoand talk to some of the local agents on the ground, who will tell them what the market islike,” he said.“It is the biggest mistake I see all the time.“For the sake of a $500 plane ticket to come up and have a look or get in your car and driveround and have a talk to somebody, I’d say that is massive mistake.”Mr Yesberg said many investors also failed to look after the asset properly once they bought it.“We all spend $1000 to get our car serviced but when it comes to property some investors don’t spend money on maintaining it, like they do their car,” he said.“It’s a much bigger asset and it is going to pay off in the end.”last_img read more

Offshore rigs could be ‘stepping stones’ for non-native species

first_imgAndrew Want, a marine ecologist at the ICIT, said: “We have designed a sampling system specifically for long-term survival in harsh marine environments. “When there are habitats close together, they can act as a stepping stone for non-native species to set up shop and thrive. If we create many more habitats in the North Sea through more infrastructure, how might this contribute to the spread of non-native species? If we remove some of the hardware, how will we affect the distribution of key species?” Jo Porter, project lead and marine scientist at Heriot-Watt’s ICIT, said: “We want to understand what could happen to the North Sea ecosystem if oil rigs are decommissioned, or offshore wind farms are installed. “This project will provide vital evidence which may be used to guide decision-making concerning decommissioning of oil and gas rigs or placement of additional renewable energy infrastructure in the North Sea”. Partnersinclude Hull University, National Oceanographic Centre, the Natural HistoryMuseum and Aberdeen University, the European Marine Energy Centre, Aquatera,Marine Scotland Science, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and theInternational Maritime Organisation. The base andlegs of oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines, and offshore wind farms havebecome home to different species over the years, like mussels, barnacles,amphipods, and anemones. “This system will be adapted for placement in several locations in the northern North Sea with deployment planned for March 2021. We will choose the locations based on environmental conditions like currents, water depth and seabed type. center_img The teamwill use data from the INSITE project for the first part of the research, andthen deploy specialist kit to areas around rigs and infrastructure in thenorthern North Sea to start surveying the marine animals. TheConnectivity of Hard Substrate Assemblages in the North Sea project is one ofseven proposals funded in the second round of the Natural Environment ResearchCouncil’s ‘Influence of Manmade Structures in the Ecosystem’ (INSITE)programme. “We’ll start by looking at the distribution of creatures like mussels and barnacles, which thrive on hard substrates around rigs and other infrastructure and integrate that with our knowledge of their life cycles. “We’re coming to the end of the fossil fuel lifespan and about to use the North Sea for a different type of energy. Scientists from around the UK, led by the Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology, are investigating marine life connected to the rigs, pipelines and other infrastructure in the North Sea. last_img read more