Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Share 21 Minute Compilation Of Straight Improv From Denver Show

first_imgReed Mathis & Electric Beethoven are one of the most unique groups to come out of 2016. The collective efforts of bassist Reed Mathis, keyboardist Todd Stoops, drummer Jay Lane, and guitarist Clay Welch create the foundation for the world’s first “Classical Dance Music” project. Reimagining Beethoven symphonies to a new generation of live music lovers, the band has been traveling the country to spread some serious musical explorations of the modernized material.Today, they’ve shared something quite special. A song they call “Thunderstorm” is defined as a passage from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s sixth symphony, “tranced the funk out for a dance exploration and meditation improvisation.” What Reed Mathis has done with this recent Denver recording is even more interesting.He explains in a Facebook post, “So, in my Beethoven band we have this one tune where it’s one long chord progression that we can move through at any pace we like, and we just make up riffs and ornaments through repetition, sort of like crickets talking. The recording of us doing this in Denver was 44 minutes long. ‘Just for the hell of it,’ I wondered, ‘what would happen if I remove the transitional bits, and just string together all the improvised riffs using only the parts where they had solidified?’ So, I spent a couple hours last night editing that 44 minute performance down to 21 minutes. Pretty crazy! Fascinating to hear our collective-improvised negotiations go from stepping-stone to stepping-stone so quickly. Plus, Beet’s chord progression is definitely non-shitty. Freakin’ unique little band I’ve got here.” Indeed!Check out the 21 minute compilation of improvisational material from Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven at Cervantes below:last_img read more

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Burger King Employee Draws Pig on Uniformed Officer’s Burger Wrapper

first_imgIt may soon be a felony to dump water on a police officer, but it is not illegal to draw a picture of a pig on a fast food wrapper and give it to a uniformed officer. Some employees at a New Mexico Burger King are out of a job after reportedly drawing a such a pig picture on a uniformed police officer’s food wrapper.The officer, Timo Rosenthal, posted a picture of the wrapper to Facebook a few days ago, noting he ordered while in uniform and the burger itself appeared to have been burned. The officer stated he would not be eating at the Burger King in Clovis ever again. Burger King says the restaurant owner apologized and that the employees involved were immediately fired.The restaurant is also offering free meals to uniformed officers and sending a catered lunch to the local police department.last_img read more

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Death of Broward County Firefighter Ruled Homicide

first_imgThe Broward County Sheriff’s Office have ruled the death of a Coral Springs firefighter a homicide.The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department confirmed over the weekend that a body found in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was 39-year-old firefighter and paramedic Christopher Randazzo.BSO deputies found Randazzo’s body early Saturday morning.He was last seen alive round 1 a.m., on Saturday, according to BSO.The homicide took place between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. in Lauderdale By The Sea, authorities said.Randazzo had been with the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department since March.Randazzo attained his firefighter certification and his paramedic certification in 2018, according to Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department.Randazzo was honored by fellow firefighters Tuesday as his body was transported to a local funeral home.“Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.”“A reward of $3,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.”last_img read more

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Average American Eats 3,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

first_imgCalories don’t count on the holidays, right?Well, we sure hope so because a new report says the average American will eat more than three-thousand calories on Thanksgiving Day.Three-thousand calories also include 150 grams of fat, according to the Calorie Control Council.The Calorie Control Council also said it would take a four-hour run for a person who weighs 160 pounds to burn all of that off.They recommend recovering by eating light low-fat foods for a few days after Turkey Day.So after the calories, bring on the sweat pants!last_img

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Active Shooter in New Jersey, Officer Down

first_imgSWAT is on the scene of an active shooting that began at a cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey and then spilled into a bodega one Jersey City police officer has been shot in the shoulder. Another officer has also been hit in what officers are calling an ambush. There is fear that there is some sort of device or bomb. The shooters are wearing all black and SWAT teams have surrounded their location.There’s at least one shooter reportedly with a long gun barricaded in the bodega. Officers need a bearcat to get to the injured officer. This is a breaking story.last_img

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School Board to Honor Manhas at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by North Thurston Public SchoolThe North Thurston Public Schools Board of Directors will honor former superintendent Raj Manhas at a ribbon-cutting and naming ceremony at 6:00 p.m., July 24 at 200 Sleater-Kinney Road NE (next to North Thurston High School). The public is invited to attend the brief ceremony, followed by light refreshments. Please RSVP to [email protected] served as Superintendent of North Thurston Public Schools from 2009-2016. His passion for community engagement and systems-wide structures resulted in positive changes in the district, including a historical $175 million bond in 2014. Manhas also helped start the Compassionate Community Initiative in Lacey; recently NTPS students demonstrated their compassion by raising $27,000 for the new Lacey Food Bank.“Raj had a huge passion for community engagement and a vision for the future of North Thurston Public Schools,” said Board President Graeme Sackrison. The School Board voted to dedicate part of the 65,000 sq. ft. building shortly before Manhas retired in 2016. It was purchased with existing capital funds in 2014 for $ 2.2 million.Formerly a local health club, the renovated portion of the “Rajinder S. Manhas Activity Center” includes a new gym and restroom facilities (about 14,000 sq. ft.) as well as a space for furniture and equipment storage during school remodels, including North Thurston High School and Pleasant Glade Elementary.“The Raj Manhas Activity Center is a wonderful, public facility which patrons can utilize for many activities and events. Gym facilities are in high demand in our community and we know the new space will be scheduled quickly. We are committed to promoting healthy activities for our children during and after the school day. Thanks to our strong partnership with Lacey Parks and Recreation, children participate in healthy activities year round by using school district facilities and fields. We are excited to share this new space with the community!” said Superintendent Dr. Debra Clemens. She noted that the space has saved the district significant time and money. “The extra storage space within the facility is saving the district thousands of dollars per month in storage fees and the close proximity to North Thurston High School supports its renovation. Our construction projects are under budget and on schedule for school openings.”The front of the building has yet to be modernized; it currently houses the South Sound Reading Foundation and the district’s Homeless Assistance/McKinney-Vento program. Future permanent use of that portion of the building will be determined in part by the Facility Advisory Committee, which looks at construction needs for the growing district. If you are interested in serving on this committee please contact the District at 360-412- 4416.last_img read more

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Bruh moment of 6th December 2019: When Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left the field…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement o4lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5kvv2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekufw2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 65ndWould you ever consider trying this?😱307nCan your students do this? 🌚jsRoller skating! Powered by Firework What do you do when you’re the captain of the team that’s trailing behind by one goal and is in dire need of an equalizer because the match is in the dying minutes? Every opportunity to net one in the opponent’s goal. But, a sudden call of nature mid game? Say hello to Arsenal skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who nonchalantly left the field and headed into the toilet as Arsenal were trailing 2-1 behind Brighton & Hove Albion, just five minutes before the final whistle.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersDespite the sacking of Unai Emery, interim coach and former club legend Freddie Ljungberg is struggling to see the face of victory, as Brighton just snatched their first ever win at the Emirates stadium in the club’s history. However, even the Swede was oblivious of the sudden depart of the Gabonese international mid game.As his team were trailing behind 2-1, and only 5 minutes remaining, the 30 year old headed into the stadium tunnel, and returned during a throw in by the 87th minute. However, following the game, Ljungberg stated that it was the call of nature.Advertisement “I actually don’t know, but he ran off and then came back two minutes or three minutes later but it could have been yes” the 42 year old ex-Gunner spoke in the post match interview.But when the reporter stated that the incident is bizarre, Ljungberg replied: “Yeah, but maybe you should ask him about that.”Advertisement “But if you feel bad, you feel bad. There’s nothing you can change.” he added.Check out Ljungberg talking about his team captain’s bathroom break in the clip below, courtesy of the official Twitter handle of SPORTbible.Previously serving as the vice captain of the club, Aubameyang was chosen to wear the captain’s armband after Granit Xhaka was stripped off from leadership on 5th November 2019.The historical win for The Seagulls saw a 36th minute opener from the center back Adam Webster. Arsenal’s hit man Alexandre Lacazette scored the equalizer in the 50th minute, but the Frenchman Neal Maupay netted in the winner for the visitors, 10 minutes before the final whistle.Just 19 points and no wins in the last 5 Premier League games, times are rough for the Gunners as they sit 10th in the league table, just 5 points shy from the relegation zone.Also check out:The Vacant Throne: Top 5 candidates who can replace Unai Emery as permanent manager at Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgFIFA ethics judges open case against Valcke ZURICH (AP): FIFA ethics judges have formally opened a case against Jerome Valcke, who faces a nine-year ban from football. The ethics committee’s judging chamber says it “decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings” against FIFA’s former secretary general after studying a prosecution file sent by ethics investigators. The judges acted one day after extending Valcke’s 90-day interim ban by 45 days. Valcke is charged with several violations of the FIFA code of ethics while serving as President Sepp Blatter’s top aide since 2007. The charges include accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. The judges gave no details of the case, citing Valcke’s “privacy rights and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty”. Man United recall winger DORTMUND, Germany (AP): Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj was returning to Manchester United yesterday after his one-year loan spell at Borussia Dortmund was cut short after half a season. The Bundesliga side confirmed that the clubs agreed on “an immediate return”, and that the “last contractual details between the parties are being sorted out”. The 20-year-old Januzaj joined Dortmund at the end of the last transfer period but failed to make his mark with the side. He played just 166 minutes as a substitute in six Bundesliga games, managing four shots at goal, and scoring none. He played two full games in five Europa League appearances for Dortmund, but again didn’t score. Football’s rule-makers discuss approving video replay trials LONDON (AP): Soccer’s rule-makers are discussing whether to approve trials of video replays to assist referees who find it harder to keep up with the faster, modern game. The International Football Association Board first approved technology in 2012 that was limited to systems determining whether the ball crossed the goal-line. But the FIFA-dominated panel met yesterday in London to decide whether to allow the first official in-game tests with video replay systems that could, for example, help to inform referees on whether a penalty should be awarded, a player should be sent off, or consider violent conduct they might have missed. It is “physically harder for referees to keep up,” and high-tech assistance is proving essential, English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said. Kiwis beat Lankans by three runs in T20 MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP): Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson each made half centuries in a 101-run opening partnership to help New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by three runs in the first Twenty20 international between the teams yesterday. Guptill scored 58 from 34 balls to give New Zealand the high-tempo start they needed after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bowl first. Williamson supported him with 53 from 42 balls to lead New Zealand to 182-4. In reply, Danushka Gunathilaka made 46 and Milinda Siriwardana 42 to help Sri Lanka keep things close into the final over.last_img read more

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Fury as cars broken into outside local church in Letterkenny

first_imgGardai are investigating a spate of car break-ins while motorists attended mass today.The break-ins occurred as people attended 9.30am mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny.A total of four cars had their windows smashed in and a number of items were taken from the unattended cars. Gardai are seeking the occupants of a black Volkswagon Scirocco which was seen in the area at the time.There were two males on board.Garda Grainne Doherty has appealed to anybody who seen anything suspicious outside the church between 9.30am and 9.50am to get in touch with Gardai in Letterkenny.“We would appeal to anybody who seen anything suspicious including this black car to get in touch.” Fury as cars broken into outside local church in Letterkenny was last modified: December 2nd, 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)last_img read more

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Corn plants appreciate a stress-free summer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Over the next several weeks the upper canopy in Ohio corn fields will look much different, as tassels begin to emerge and extend beyond the top leaves of the plant. This visual change signifies that the corn crop will soon be shifting from vegetative into reproductive growth. The first reproductive growth stage (R1) begins when silks extends outside of the husk leaves and typically occurs two to three days after tassel emergence.The two basic processes that occur during corn reproduction are pollination (transfer of pollen grains from the tassel to the silks) and fertilization (joining of the pollen grain and ovary to create an embryo). Though these processes seem very simple, there is a lot riding on their success. Approximately 85% of the variability in grain yield is related to the number of kernels produced per acre while the remaining 15% of the variability in grain yield is related to the weight of these kernels. Thus, failure in either of these reproductive steps can have a detrimental effect on yield.The most stress-susceptible period in corn is about one week prior to silking and continues for two weeks after silking. The timing of the stress can result in dramatic differences from one field to the next. A very small variation of even just a day or two difference in flowering date or planting date can cause a substantial effect in the success of pollination and kernel set. Water stress is the most common stress factor in corn, although high temperatures and loss of leaf area — from hail, diseases, insects, etc. — can also reduce yield during this critical time especially when coupled with drought stress.Severe drought any time during plant development can have a negative effect on yield potential, but the greatest impact is when drought stress occurs during the pollination and early grain-fill stages. Research at Iowa State University has shown that yields can be reduced by as much as 40 to 50% when corn undergoes four consecutive days of severe stress during the pollination phase. Moisture stress that occurs during the vegetative growth stages or during later grain fill has much less effect on yield. Stress effects from drought that takes place from one week prior to tasseling through the milk stage causes lack of ovule fertilization or kernel abortion. Moisture stress that occurs from the dough stage to black layer will lead to reduced kernel weight.The greatest risk of kernel reduction at pollination is the asynchrony of pollen shed and silking. Drought stress tends to accelerate pollen shed while delaying silk growth, which can result in poor “nick” of the pollen and silks. A single plant will shed pollen for only about five days but because of natural field variability in plant development a whole field may take up to 14 days to complete pollen shed. Silks begin elongating from the ovules of the ear shoot about seven days prior to emerging from the ear shoot. Silk growth occurs by cell expansion, so if a plant lacks the necessary water than silk development will be slowed or halted. Silks that emerge after most of the pollen is shed will not likely be pollinated. Moderate silk delay can cause poorly-filled ear tips, whereas more severe stress can result in ears that are nearly or completely barren.Corn maximizes its growth rate at 86 degrees F during the day and 60 to 65 degrees F at night. When daytime temperatures reach into the 90s, then plant stress results. High daytime temperatures decrease photosynthesis efficiency, which causes the plant to make less sugar that will in turn be used to produce plant biomass and grain. High night temperatures on the other hand can be even more detrimental to corn than high daytime temperatures. Elevated nighttime temperatures increase the respiration rate, causing the plant to spend more energy for the maintenance — energy that could have otherwise been used in dry matter accumulation. The respiration rate of plants increases rapidly as the temperature increases, approximately doubling for each 13 degree F increase. With high night temperatures more of the sugars produced by photosynthesis during the day are lost, which leave less available to fill developing kernels. High nighttime temperatures also result in a shortened grain fill period that will limit the time the crop has to add additional starch to the kernels.Curious to know how successful your corn fields were at pollinating? Follow the steps below and find out.1. Remove the ear from the plant.2. Gently peel the husks from the ear so that the silks are disturbed as little as possible.3. Grab the ear by the base and hold the ear so that the tip is pointing toward the ground.4. Gently shake the ear. Silks will fall from fertilized ovules, while silks of ovules not fertilized will remain attached to the developing ovules.5. Percent pollination is equal to the percent of ovules with no silks attached.last_img read more

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