The Jauntee Announce 2016 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgThe Jauntee has announced a slew of tour dates in August and September. With two shows this weekend at Port Hunter in Edgartown, MA, the Boston-based jamband will properly hit the road August 5th for a 22-date late-Summer tour. The tour will take them to venue’s like Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, Quixote’s in Denver, CO for a pair of Phish after-parties, The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD, and Funk’n’Waffles in Syracuse, NY, before winding up at Catskill Chill on September 23rd.See below for The Jauntee’s full 2016 Summer Tour:Head over to the band’s website for more information!last_img read more

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What a freshman sees

first_imgJasper Johnston may sound like a character in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, but he’s a real-life Harvard College freshman with a modern eye for the beauty of the University’s campus. Armed with no more than his iPhone and its native photo editing app, Johnston has been documenting his first semester as a Harvard student on his Instagram account aptly titled “100 Days of Harvard.”“It came from the idea of the first 100 days in political office or a job being really crucial and important. I had never actually had an Instagram account, and originally I kept my photos to myself. I didn’t tell anyone except my family because I wanted the work to speak for itself … At about the halfway mark, I started posting to Facebook because I realized I’d put more work into it than I’d intended.”Johnson has snapped a photo on campus each day days since August 23, 2016. Photo by Sarah SilbigerIt was those first few shares that prompted the University’s official Instagram account to begin following Johnston’s account and sharing his photos. Even though he uses only his iPhone, it’s clear that photography is more than a casual hobby for the social sciences concentrator. Just a cursory look through “100 Days of Harvard” reveals a deep passion for nature and architecture.“Originally I was looking at documenting my journey and my classes. When I got here I was just so inspired by the buildings and surroundings. Usually I love soft shapes, like clouds and sunsets and trees. But here, [architecture] is what has been incorporated more into the photos because it’s what’s in the environment.” At his current pace, Johnston will post his 100th photo just in time for finals. As for what happens on day 101, Johnston is still struggling to find a good answer. He briefly toyed with the idea of turning the project into 365 Days of Harvard, but scratched it because he can’t be here year-round.“If it’s not cheating, I might restart when we get back in January. We’ve gone from this transition where we’ve had these leaves in the summer to fall and now no leaves. I’d like to see the reverse effect happen in the spring. ‘Another 100 Days of Harvard,’ just because.”With the attention of both Harvard and CBC Quebec, which has published the photographs, the incentive to tack on another 100 days — or perhaps 700 — is certainly there. “If not, I’ll just continue to take photos.”John Michael Baglione is a writer and author residing in Boston. His work can be found at johnmichaeltxt.com. For Johnston, the project is not simply about discovering his new home, but also about learning about his birthplace. Though he grew up outside of Victoria, British Columbia, Jasper was born in Cambridge and moved northwest as a young child. Now in a city twice as old, six times as populated, and on the opposite coast of his hometown, there is much for him to find and share with his followers, many just as curious as he is.“I love days where I can find a nice photo that’s not at all linear or geometric. But I’ve really appreciated — due to the square format of Instagram — the uniqueness of trying to cut the image exactly in half with the building so you get this nice contrast with the brick and the glass and then the trees on the other side of it.”As he garners a larger audience, Johnston has taken to polling his friends about which picture to use as each day’s photo. “Sometimes I only take one or two photos. Some days if I’m more inspired it’ll be more like 20 or 30,” though that usually makes it harder to choose the right photo. “The one rule I’ve set up for myself is that I have to post a photo that was taken that day.”last_img read more

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Fire ant control

first_imgFire ants can ruin picnics and football games. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they’ll steal your chips or nip at your toes.“Fire ant colonies have been growing through the summer and have reached their peak size,” said Dan Suiter, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Attacking those colonies now will help next spring when they start to swarm again.” Fire ants are easier to kill in the fall, he said, for four main reasons.First, they’re more active. That makes it easier to treat them with fire ant baits.”You can use fire ant baits any time of the year,” Suiter said. “But they’re most effective when the ants are actively foraging for food.”Fire ants are most active in spring and fall, when daytime temperatures are between 70 and 85 degrees, he said. Actively foraging ants will pick up bait and carry it into the nest within the first hour or two. If the ants are inactive, the bait may not appeal to the ants by the time they find it.Second, in the cooler weather of fall, fire ants aren’t too deep in the ground. That makes them easier to kill with a mound-drench, granular, dust or aerosol contact insecticide. When you use those products, Suiter said, it’s critical to treat when the queen and brood are close to the surface.Third, in the fall, you’re treating when many fire ant colonies are very young. Fire ants mate all year long, but they’re most actively mating in the spring, he said. Mated queens fly away and establish new colonies. By fall, these colonies are well-established but still fairly small.”Quite often, you don’t even know they’re there,” he said. “But if you don’t treat them, they’ll become the big mounds you see next year.”How do you treat for fire ants if you don’t know where they are?Broadcasting fire ant bait is the first step in the ongoing program Suiter recommends. Use fresh bait, he said, and apply it using the label directions. Never apply bait using a speader that’s been used to spread fertilizer. Fertilizer can contaminate the smell of the bait. Use only a new spreader, dedicated only to the use of spreading fire ant bait.Treat individual problem mounds with an approved contact product. Be sure to follow directions carefully. Misuse of pesticides, like fire ant control products, is a violation of federal law.“A lot of misuse comes from homeowners who think that what they put out isn’t strong enough to kill the ants,” he said. “But many of the chemicals are pretty much the same as professional chemicals.”Homeowner misuse of insecticides has resulted in some active ingredients, like bifenthrin, showing up at unacceptable levels in lakes and streams.“It’s a granular insecticide put on people’s yards,” Suiter said. “With overuse, particularly by homeowners who think more is better, it’s winding up in lakes and streams.”Fourth, and the one thing that makes fall the single best time to treat fire ants, Suiter said, is that it’s followed by winter. Extreme cold is tough on fire ants. This makes baits even more effective in the fall.Baits take a long time to work. They weaken colonies and make them less able to respond to the challenges of winter weather.Young colonies are especially vulnerable, Suiter said, because they don’t have many workers. So they can’t respond very quickly to the need to escape freezing temperatures.The networked tunnels of a fire ant mound are constantly collapsing, Suiter said. Moving deeper into the ground requires a lot of work. Anything you can do to reduce the number of ants available to gather food and maintain the mound structure makes the colony less able to survive winter weather.”Winter is an ally in controlling fire ants,” Suiter said. “Reducing their numbers in the fall can help push them over the edge in the winter.”last_img read more

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12 Stunning Photos of the Linville Gorge

first_img [divider]More from BlueRidgeOutdoors.com[/divider] Photo by Justin Costner Photo by Justin Costner Photo by Justin Costner Photo by Steve Yocom Photo by Steve Yocom Named for 17th century explorer William Linville, who is said to have been related to Daniel Boone and suffered a scalping at the hands of local Native Americans, the Linville Gorge Wilderness is one of the most incredible natural features in the East. This scenic wonder lies deep in the heart of Western North Carolina where its 2,000 foot valley is carved by the powerful whitewater of the Linville River. Because words can’t adequately describe the gorge’s glory, we sought the assistance of a few local gorge rats who know there way around an SLR. Click to enlarge the photos in the gallery below. Special thanks to —Justin Costner of Hike More Adventures, Steve Yocom of Steve Yocom Photograhy, and Serge Skiba of Earth Captured Photographycenter_img Photo by Serge Skiba Photo by Justin Costner Photo by Steve Yocom Photo by Serge Skiba Photo by Steve Yocom Photo by Serge Skiba Photo by Serge Skibalast_img read more

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How to pay down your student loans and maintain your sanity

first_img 51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you have student loans, you’ve probably heard the numbers: There is $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt in the U.S. More than 40 million Americans have at least one student loan. Seventy percent of bachelor degree recipients will graduate with student debt; on average, their balances are north of $30,000 apiece.But if you have or will soon have student debt, you also probably care more about your own numbers than the aggregate ones. If you’re in high school, you want to how much debt you’ll have to take on in order to go to college. If you’re in college, you want to know how much interest you’re accruing. If you’re out of school and in repayment, you want to know how many extra payments it’ll take you to pay off the loans faster; you might also want to know how much money you could save if you refinanced your debt to better terms.With these questions in mind, I’ve compiled a guide to help you get better-acquainted with your student debt. If it’s been awhile since you’ve checked in on your loans — or if you’re preparing to go to college and it’s been awhile since you’ve thought about how you’ll pay for it — use the below information to check in on your student loans and even, perhaps, take an extra step towards a debt-free life. continue reading »last_img read more

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Debt and our future well-being: How do we get to financial wellness?

first_imgStarting with the collapse of our economy in 2008 and over the last several years, I’ve noticed something, and having seen it, I felt morally obligated to do something about it. People are falling apart under the weight of their debts, and indicators are everywhere that this is making us a very unhealthy country. We’re a country deeply in debt. We have very little saved. We’re under tremendous financial stress. And all this is leading to chronic anxiety, crushing interest payments, not to mention a deep distrust of the financial industry. Financial wellness is beginning to gain traction in our national conversation, and it’s not a moment too soon because I am convinced that millions of us are financially broken and in need of real solutions. Our poor health, as related to our debt, is proving this fact. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img There is a significant opportunity to make financial wellness a real part of our lives — reversing the course of crippling financial stress while we rewrite our engagement with a flawed financial system designed to profit from our habits and dependence on debt. continue reading » Let’s look at the facts.last_img read more

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Korean Air is preparing to launch a direct line between Seoul and Zagreb

first_imgKorean Air is preparing to launch a direct line between Seoul and Zagreb in just over two weeks.In a statement to EX-YU Aviation News, the carrier said: “Ticket sales and reservations are in line with our expectations. We are promoting Zagreb as our newest European destination, and after the stabilization of the route, we will consider flights to other destinations in Croatia. ” The Korean carrier is still negotiating an extension of the interline agreement with Croatia Airlines in hopes of securing a codeshare agreement. The Seoul – Zagreb route will be direct until the end of the summer flight schedule, and from the winter flight schedule the route will return via Zurich (Seoul-Zagreb-Zurich-Seoul). Korean Air will fly to Zagreb in September and October on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Seoul (ICN) at 11:05, arriving in Zagreb at 15:45. Return from Zagreb will be at 17:00 and arrival in Seoul the next day at 10:30.From the winter flight schedule, Korean Air will fly a Boeing 787-9 – Dreamliner aircraft with a capacity of 269 seats. The line will fly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with departure from Seoul at 11:25, arrival in Zagreb at 14:55, from Zagreb the plane will go to Zurich at 17:00, it will arrive in Zurich at 18:40 from where it will leave at 20: 55 to go to Seoul where he arrives at 15:35.last_img read more

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HZJZ published recommendations for various sectors

first_imgRecommendations for work in the activity of passenger transport by buses during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19)  Recommendations for the prevention of infection in shops starting operations as part of the gradual easing of restrictions related to COVID-19  Instructions for catering facilities  Recommendations and instructions on the number and retention of people indoors according to their square footage as part of the gradual easing of restrictions  Recommendations for the operation of high-speed lines and ferries for the transport of passengers during the epidemic COVID-19 (2)  Recommendations for infection prevention in museum, gallery and other exhibition spaces Recommendation for the training of athletes I. I II. categories in individual sports and senior sports teams that perform in the highest level of competition  Recommendations for the elderly and people with chronic non-communicable diseases as part of the gradual alleviation of COVID-19 restrictions center_img Recommendations for work in libraries and antique shops during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) The Croatian Institute of Public Health has published recommendations for various industries in accordance with the phases of easing measures presented yesterday. Recommendations for work in rail passenger transport in suburban traffic during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19)  Face masks  Recommendations for work in the activity of passenger transport by trams during the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19)  / / / GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA PRESENTED THREE PHASES OF RELEASE OF MEASURES, FIND OUT WHAT AND WHEN EVERYTHING OPENSlast_img read more

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Gov. Wolf Signs First-in-the-Nation Education Program to Benefit National Guard Member Families

first_img Bill Signing,  Budget News,  Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed into law House Bill 1324, known as the PA GI Bill, which creates a program allowing spouses and children of Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members to attend college at no or reduced cost. The PA GI Bill, or Military Family Education Program, is the first program of its kind in the nation.“Pennsylvania National Guard members and their spouses and children give a tremendous sacrifice to keep residents safe. These families endure hardships that include many sleepless nights away from one another during overseas deployments, training exercises and domestic emergencies,” Gov. Wolf said. “The Military Family Education Program is a fitting way to pay tribute to the families who give this selfless support.”Under the PA GI Bill, PNG members who commit to an additional six years of service can receive five years of higher education benefits for their spouses and children. The program will provide for 10 semesters of tuition-free education for family member(s). The benefit must be used at a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) approved educational institution, and at the tuition rate set by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). The PA GI bill could benefit up to 8,000 military family members.Currently, PNG members are eligible for the Education Assistance Program with their initial service obligation of six years that provides them a non-transferable educational benefit.“In most cases, our family members do not wear a military uniform, but they serve and sacrifice right alongside our Guardsmen,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We thank the governor and the legislature for leading the nation in recognizing the critical support role our Pennsylvania Guard families have in securing our safety and security.”In addition to supporting military family members, this program would also improve PNG retention and strengthen its readiness. The PNG is the third largest National Guard in the nation with nearly 20,000 soldiers and airmen who reside in every county across the commonwealth. Gov. Wolf Signs First-in-the-Nation Education Program to Benefit National Guard Member Families SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 01, 2019last_img read more

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Messi, Virgil Van Dijk listed in FIFA 20 Team of the Year

first_img Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Raheem Sterling and Fabinho are all conspicuous by their absence from the team. After winning a domestic treble in 2019, City fans would likely have expected their side to be better represented. Read Also:Video: Messi’s ‘unreal’ dribble against Espanyol sends Barca fans wild As well as Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and David Silva could all have warranted a place. Messi, meanwhile, was a shoo-in after another phenomenal year in which he picked up his sixth Ballon d’Or award. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk have been included in a Liverpool-dominated FIFA 20 Team of the Year. Messi EA Sports released the elite side on Monday. The fans voted, and the team features five Liverpool players, including the Dutch centre-back. Sadio Mane is included in attack from Jurgen Klopp’s UEFA Champions League-winning squad alongside Barcelona’s Messi and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe. The midfield includes Manchester City’s sole representative in the shape of Kevin De Bruyne, along with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, and the only other representative from the Blaugrana, Frenkie de Jong, who moved to the Camp Nou from Ajax in the summer. The back five, meanwhile, is made up of Liverpool quartet Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson, as well as Juventus centre-back and former Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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