first_imgAthens, GA-based rockers Perpetual Groove will perform a proper two-night headlining run at Brooklyn Bowl on September 8th and 9th. Since the group came off a two year hiatus back in mid-2015, Brock Butler (guitar, vocals), Adam Perry (bass, vocals), Matt McDonald (keys, vocals), and Albert Suttle (drums) have been putting together some of the strongest and most inspiring shows of the band’s now twenty year career. To add to that, P-Groove released the EP Familiar Stare this past August, which witnessed a new chapter of creativity, maturation, and an evolution of sound for the quartet. The future looks very bright for Perpetual Groove.Cleveland, OH funk/hip-hop/reggae acts Tropidelic will support P-Groove at the Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, September 8th, with support from Trae Pierce & the T-Stones and Broccoli Samurai on the 9th. Tickets for September 8th can be purchased here, and September 9th tix here. Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Your Show Of Choice:[cover photo by Jason Koerner Photography]]last_img read more


first_imgOver his past nine starts, the 24-year-old Buehler has a 1.89 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP in 62 innings. He also has an outlandish 19:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (76 Ks, four walks) and .512 opponents’ OPS in that span.LA is 6-3 in those games, dating to May 6; more importantly, it has added 10 games to its division lead over that time. The margin is now 11 with a shade over half a regular season to play.SN CONVERSATION: Buehler needed time to get into baseballThe Dodgers brought Buehler along slowly in spring training after his electrifying outing in last year’s World Series. A sluggish March and April followed (5.22 ERA in six starts). Then came May, and Buehler found a higher gear (2.90 ERA in five starts). Then came June, and the turbo jets kicked in: three runs, 13 hits and 42 strikeouts in 31 innings over four starts.The Los Angeles Times (subscription required) notes that the surge began as Buehler started taking an increased role in preparing for games with the catchers and coaching staff.”Obviously, doing your own stuff and knowing it in your head gets you a little bit more convicted,” Buehler said, per the Times. “and that’s never a bad thing.”More postseason starts are in the offing for Buehler as LA works toward claiming a seventh consecutive division crown. His performance in those games might come down to how well manager Dave Roberts pulls off his own balancing act in the second half.Roberts will want to keep Buehler sharp while also ensuring he isn’t overworked. Buehler is on track to surpass the 161 innings (regular season and postseason combined) he threw in 2018, which he wants to do in his second full major league season. Walker Buehler is big on being in sync when he delivers the ball to the plate. The Dodgers’ right-hander is one of MLB’s best pitchers when all the parts work in concert.Buehler kept everything together for all nine innings Friday as he fanned 16 Rockies and walked none in his first career complete game. The outing continued a stellar two-month run that has coincided with LA taking control of the National League West race. “I want to eat innings. I want to throw 200 innings,” he said Friday, per MLB.com.Roberts could insert Ross Stripling as a sixth starter on occasion, assuming the current rotation stays healthy and Stripling isn’t needed as a replacement. He could also put together occasional bullpen games. The big lead and the majors’ best pitching staff, by ERA, give him a lot of options.There’s a chance that such moves will disrupt Buehler’s rhythm, but protecting the organization’s most accomplished young pitcher and one of the keys to a Dodgers championship is a must.last_img read more


first_imgHarvard prof doesn’t back down from claims that alien spacecraft may be zipping past Jupiter orbit (Fox News). Avi Loeb should know better. He should know that making such an inference requires assuming that intelligent design is a valid scientific theory. Others think that Oumuamua asteroid is just a floating conglomerate of cosmic dust (Fox News). Who admits to going to the funny pages first in the big Sunday paper? Darwin always delivers a good laugh.T. rex evolved into a monster predator by dumbing down its brain (New Scientist). This article claims T. rex had a smaller relative brain size than an ancestor. “The change could be a consequence of growing so large” (see non-sequitur). And yet it was a monster predator, reporter Yvaine Ye admits. Conclusion: it dumbed down its brain in order to eat. But in the limit, what if a mighty hunter forgets what to do with the prey? If this were a law of nature, why don’t the best hunters perform the best clown acts?Chickens Peck Intruder Fox to Death, Because They’re Dinosaurs (Live Science). This may be the worst headline ever on the “birds are dinosaurs” meme. Fox enters henhouse. Darwin takes over:But chickens, like all birds, are the descendants of dinosaurs. And this particular coop held 3,000 hens. As soon as the sun set and the light-controlled, automatic hatch door closed behind the fox, the birds channeled their inner Tyrannosaurus rex and attacked the fox.Last we checked, T. rex didn’t have a beak, or hunt in packs, or fly with those puny arms. Kentucky Fried T. rex, anyone?Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy (Live Science). “An astronomer at Columbia University has a new guess about how hypothetical alien civilizations might be invisibly navigating our galaxy: Firing lasers at binary black holes (twin black holes that orbit each other).” Yeah, they might.The women too scared of climate change to have children (BBC News). Think, ladies. Even if you believe in man-caused climate change, refusing to enjoy one of the greatest benefits of life—having a family—is not a good strategy. The ones who couldn’t care less about climate will just out-breed you, harming the climate faster than ever before.  Even the pro-warmist site Medical Xpress admits that the way to save the planet is to “stop trying to be its friend.”Lemmings, by JB Greene. Used by permission. (Visited 398 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgThe nationwide movement that is inspiring and empowering all South Africans into active citizenship, received another boost today.        Brand South Africa, under the #PlayYourPart programme, in partnership with IQbusiness, launched the #FlyYourFlag initiative at the IQbusiness annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 which was attended by 300 business, government and civil leaders.“We are extremely proud to be part of the #FlyYourFlag initiative that IQbusiness has proposed. The inspiring display of patriotism leading up to and during the 2010 World Cup, where everyone identified with the flag and wanted to be seen displaying the flag, infused a level of social cohesion that the country had not seen before. As proud South Africans, we need to recapture the spirit and pride of our rainbow nation and #FlyYourFlag” says Thembi Kunene-Msimang, CEO of Brand South Africa.The IQbusiness Growth Conference features exceptional thought leaders who provide practical advice on how to drive collective responsibility and participation in our country’s future.In his closing address, Adam Craker – the IQbusiness CEO – challenged all companies to reignite their South African pride by committing to flying a South African flag outside of all their branches, offices and other premises.        “We are challenging business, government and civil society to show their commitment to the future of this country by proudly flying a South African flag. If we are serious about changing the direction of the country, we must look as much at ourselves as our new leadership,” says IQbusiness CEO, Adam Craker.Brand South Africa and IQbusiness will be the driving force behind #FlyYourFlag to address some of the challenges the country is facing:1. Job creation: The South African flags, flag poles and installation will be manufactured locally as part of the IQbusiness Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) Programme.2. Flag ambassador: Flag ambassadors will be nominated, in each organisation, to be responsible for the flag; they will educate the community on its significance and how flags should be treated.3. Youth Empowerment: Roadshows will be conducted at all flag sites, on the importance of the South African flag and the etiquette accompanying it.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Too often we forget how important our little trailers are to our farms.Jason DamronA lot of us don’t think about our little trailers that we use a lot to haul our four-wheeler or a skid loader.  We just generally hook it onto the truck and go. Nobody thinks to look at it until something goes wrong. Our bigger trailers — the semi truck trailers — we tend to look at more, but we don’t think about the maintenance for our little trailers until it is too late.For example, you don’t ever think about checking the wheel bearings until you throw your four-wheeler on the trailer to go visit a buddy in Indiana and you get halfway there and a wheel blows off on the interstate. Then you are stuck. On the little trailers we really try to look at the wheel bearings and seals once a year.If you have an older trailer you have to take it apart to inspect the bearing and seals and re-pack them with grease. Some of the newer trailers have a grease fitting built on the hub to grease the wheel bearings and that is fine, but you don’t want to over grease it. If you over grease it, the grease will push passed the seal and get on the brakes and then you have the hassle of trying to clean or replace the brakes or replace the seal. So make sure to use caution if you have that style of hub.Other things to look at on our winter little trailer checklist include:• The lights: check once a year to make sure they are working.• I generally look at the suspension components: the leaf springs, the shackles, the u- bolts on the axles. Check for wear and make sure they are not loose. Some of us maybe aren’t as nice to our trailers as we should be and we put too much weight on them because we’re in a hurry, so you might want to inspect those things.• You should also lube the jack once a year and check the hitch.• Make sure lug nuts are tight.• Check tire pressure.• Inspect ramps and mounting hardware.• Electric brakes: if your trailer has electric brakes on it, a lot of the newer trailers have a breakaway kit that consists of a 12-volt battery and a plunger with a cable on it. If it comes unhooked from the truck, it pulls that plunger and puts the brakes on. A lot of people don’t think about those batteries, but on most trailers the battery is not tied into anything to charge it back up. You need to check that battery to make sure it is charged up or replace it.  A lot of the newer ones have a nice little panel on them. You just push a button on it and it has a light on it that tells you if it is dead, needs charged or it’s good.• Brake shoes: most brake shoes don’t have automatic adjusters so you have to manually adjust those.• Surge brakes: they are not very common any more, but if the trailer has surge brakes on them you need to check the hydraulic brake system. Just like the brakes on your car, it uses the same fluid. You want to check the hydraulic fluid in them. Grease rollers and the plunger.• If you do have surge brakes and you do a lot of backing it can be difficult because if you are trying to back up a hill, it is trying to put the brakes on the trailer. There is a little solenoid that can be put in the brake line to lock the brakes off when you put the truck in reverse, so you can back up a hill without it trying to put the brakes on.last_img read more


first_imgA day after a large number of faulty EVMs and VVPATs were reported during bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday raised the pitch in favour of restoring voting through ballot papers. He said common people no longer trusted the EVMs, which were proving to be a “threat to democracy.” “Our demand is that all elections in future should be conducted through ballot paper. Ballot paper will strengthen democracy,” he said.last_img