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The Motet Brings Their A-Game For Sold-Out Debut In Portland, ME [Video]

first_imgLast night, The Motet brought the funk to Portland, ME, marking the band’s first-ever performance in recently-added vocalist Lyle Divinsky‘s hometown. Check out some behind-the-scenes clips of the band’s day in Maine below via their Snapchat (@TheMotet).After taking in the local culture with a signature Portland lobster party, the band pulled out all the stops for their sold-out show at the Portland House Of Music where they were locked in with the packed crowd, making for an unforgettable performance. The band live streamed a large portion of the show from their Facebook page last night (starting with “Damn!”). You can watch the video (featuring 50+ minutes of Motet magic) below:Setlist: The Motet at Portland House Of Music – 10/13/16BROTHER MAN, DAMN!, TRUTH, FUNKIFY, LIKE WE OWN IT, CRETAN, KEEP ON, DANGER, SHAKE, WEARING IT OUT, GETTEN TO KNOW YOU, SOLAR PLEXUS, BACK IT UP, CLOSEDEncore: FOOL NO MORE, SERPENTINEThe band rounds out the first leg of their fall tour this weekend, with performances tonight Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT and tomorrow at Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Tickets are available through the band’s website.[Cover photo – Lauryn Sophia]last_img read more

VSAC’s college essay and financial aid presentations offered online

first_imgVermont Student Assistance Corporation offers two online presentations for prospective college students and their families to view in their comfort of their own homes.How to Write an Effective Admissions Essay, available at is external), provides a brief overview of the components that are essential to producing a strong college application essay. The site also offers a variety of downloadable handouts, including a list of books on essay writing that can be borrowed from VSAC through local libraries in Vermont.Paying for College, available at is external), describes the types of financial aid available to students, the schedule and process for applying for aid, how the family contribution is calculated, and more. The material in this presentation is condensed from the content offered at live sessions VSAC hosts every fall at high schools throughout Vermont.Later this year, VSAC will offer an online presentation focusing on how to search and apply for scholarships.For information about any of VSAC’s services pertaining to college savings, college and career planning, and college financing, visit is external).last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly: How to Tie a Girdle Bug

first_imgThe “girdle bug” is one of those classic patterns you should never hit the river without. This tried and true fish catcher, sometimes reffered to as a “Pat’s Rubber Leg”, imitates a stonefly and will often net fish when it seems like nothing else can. It also happens to be one of the easiest flies to tie yourself, and a great one for fly tying newbs looking to cut their teeth in the world of  tying.Get a feel for how it’s done by watching this short video, then review the steps we’ve broken out below. Happy tying!1. Attach the lead wire to the middle of the hook shank.2. Line the hook shank with thread.3. Attach your first piece of rubber to the end of the hook shank. This will serve to imitate the bottom legs.4. Attach your chinelle to the bottom of the hook shank. Later on, after attaching legs to the mid section of the fly, you’ll wrap the chinelle back up toward the eye of the hook.4. Attach 2-3 rubber legs to the flies mid section then one near the base of the eye.5. Slowly wrap your chinelle back up the flie’s mid section, weaving in and out of the established rubber legs, until you arrive at the hook’s eye.6. If you’re new to fly tying, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the “whip fishish” technique. This will allow you to knot the thread securely around the base of the eye, thereby completing your girdle bug.A finished girdle bug.last_img read more

Security Measures During Whale-Watching Season in the Pacific

first_img Units from the Tumaco Coast Guard Station, the Tumaco Port Captaincy, and the Yubarta Foundation are conducting a safety and security campaign and monitoring vessels to ensure responsible whale-watching of the Yubarta species of humpback whales, which visits Colombian Pacific waters at this time of year. The objective of the National Navy and Yubarta Foundation units is to reinforce safety and security at sea and implement measures that can be put into place by tour guides and motorboat crews for the purpose of preventing emergencies that might put human lives at risk during whale-watching excursions. The natural spectacle provided by this species, which crosses the Pacific Ocean during the year in search of warm waters for its mating rituals, entertains hundreds of visitors who travel to the Pacific beaches between July and September to see the whales. The Pacific Naval Force is participating in this natural event by implementing constant security measures carried out by its men and women on board ship, promoting the safety and security conditions that can make it possible to enjoy the season in complete calm, at the same time that it invites the sailing community to take the necessary safety and security measures when sailing – for a better Pacific for all. By Dialogo July 26, 2011last_img read more

Brazilian Armored 4x4s: New Crime-fighting Technology

first_imgBy Roberto Caiafa/Diálogo February 27, 2017 The Brazilian defense industry is developing at least three modern armored vehicles – the LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle), the Guará 4WS, and the Gladiator II – which are being designed and manufactured to conduct missions in conditions ranging from urban to the wilderness, from highways and back roads to dirt. The rising violence in Brazil’s big cities has made these vehicles practically indispensable in situations of urban unrest. Used as collective protection equipment, the vehicles can act as force multipliers in the most vulnerable parts of Brazil’s land borders. With the increased firepower that gangs and armed factions now wield, which includes the use of heavy machine guns mounted on trucks and SUVs to commit transnational border crimes and attacks on banks, overhauling the equipment available to Brazil’s security forces became essential. “For members of the Armed Forces, the acquisition of modern armored vehicles with expeditionary capabilities and a high degree of reliability in use was already a longstanding request, and it was seen as quite necessary, especially for our professional rapid-deployment soldiers,” noted Major General Guido Amin Naves, head of the Project Planning Bureau of the Brazilian Army. “Past practice in the security forces, especially in the city of Rio de Janiero, consisted of adapting vehicles, such as armored cars, that are used for delivering valuables and using them to make incursions in conflict areas controlled by militias and drug-trafficking gangs,” said Paulo Roberto Bastos, an engineer specialized in armored vehicles. “These modified vehicles lack solid mechanical and ballistic resilience and are incapable of being used on the steep terrain of Rio’s neighborhoods and favelas. Clearly, these are improvised solutions that are still being used. The lack of a decent Brazilian product led to purchasing foreign-made vehicles to meet the requirements of our international events, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.” Iveco’s LMV, model M65E19WM, may reach a target of 186 units manufactured in Brazil, 36 of which have been reserved for the Brazilian Army. Iveco’s LMV is a four-by-four vehicle with a maximum weight of eight tons, a one-ton cargo capacity, and room for a five-person crew. This vehicle meets the standards for armored vehicles, as well as the combat specifications for crew survivability. It can operate on different kinds of terrain and can be used on police missions, international peacekeeping operations, or as a light multifunctional military vehicle. The system for protecting the soldiers on board is based on a hull for the crew, with the rest of the vehicle configured around that central feature. Thus, the shockwave from an explosion dissipates before it is able to critically injure the crew. The fuel tank is sealed with anti-explosive foam and the fuel cap is located as far from the doors as possible, reducing the risk of combustion in the event of a fire. This vehicle uses modular armor kits and can be fitted with a protective shield to resist anti-tank mines. The seats are not connected directly to the floor, which allows for greater survivability than in conventional trucks and light utility vehicles. The company in charge of manufacturing the LMV has a large factory that is also used for making trucks, light utility vehicles, and farming equipment. Such large-scale production ensures a high level of domestically manufactured components through a wide network of Brazilian suppliers. The Guará 4WS is geared towards tactical use during special operations by security forces in urban areas. It is used to fight drug trafficking, assaults on banks and armored cars, and in countering gangs that operate in rural areas. “The Guará 4WS has a high number of Brazilian-made components, making it easy to do any type of aftermarket product development,” said Marcos Agmar de Lima e Souza, the manager of business development for the company that manufactures this vehicle. “The structural calculation is ours, helping us to avoid any dependency on outsiders. This results in a lower acquisition cost and greater after-sale efficiency since we fully control any part, component, or frame on this armored vehicle.” As for the concept of rear-axis steering, Agmar explained that they are pioneers in this class of vehicle used for police work. “This kind of system was already in use by heavier six-by-six vehicles for military purposes. We are still testing this armored vehicle, but we have already confirmed that the steering radius and the vehicle’s turning radius can be widened beyond their current six meters. This armored vehicle employs independent suspension in all four wheels. The point is to make maximum use of the standard parts for the Astros family of vehicles – parts that have been widely tested and certified. This lowers the costs quite a bit, and soldiers who are familiar with this kind of equipment will find it very easy to adapt to this new vehicle. Certification by the Brazilian Army is expected by mid-2017.” The Gladiator II is the latest vehicle to be shown. The Gladiator II project uses a diesel engine with a six-speed automatic transmission and can reach a maximum speed of about 62 mph on paved roads. It offers a broad range of ballistic protection and advanced hardware. “The factory will need to start production in the second half of 2017,” said Jairo Cândido, president of the company that manufactures the vehicle. “Initially intended for military use, the project shows flexibility for reconfiguring the vehicle so that it can fulfill missions as varied as reconnaissance and electronic warfare, or serving as a forward observation post, command post, or office, or being used as a mortar, radar, or ambulance. This armored vehicle has a ballistics rating of NATO STANAG 4569 Level 2 and floorboard protection rating of NATO STANAG Level 2-A,” he explained in detail. “The Gladiator II meets the Brazilian Army’s requirements, and it was designed and built entirely in Brazil. It uses armor that was developed through research by Brazilian scientists and technicians, and it can be easily modified into different versions meant for the security forces, civil defense, or federal agencies,” Cândido concluded.last_img read more

Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Section

first_img August 15, 2003 Regular News Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Section The Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has recommended that Tampa’s Mitchell I. Horowitz serve as the 2004-2005 chair-elect.The Tax Section’s bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the name of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Those petitions must be filed with Tax Section Secretary James Davis of Ft. Lauderdale no later than October 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by the October 15 date and in the manner as described in the Tax Section Bylaws Article III, Section 2, (a) & (b). If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect.The term of office of the chair-elect shall run concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair.The section’s Nominating Committee includes: Richard B. Comiter, Louis Conti, Marvin Gutter, Richard Josepher, and William Townsend.The Tax Section’s 26th Annual Meeting is set for April 23-24, 2004, at the PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens.center_img Horowitz tapped to lead Tax Sectionlast_img read more

Ring of confidence

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Aaron Ramsey sends message to Arsenal fans after scoring in his final north London derby against Tottenham

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Mar 2019 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Spurs (REX)Aaron Ramsey admits he will miss playing in north London derbies after scoring for the Gunners in their 1-1 draw with Tottenham at Wembley.The Wales international scored the opening goal against Mauricio Pochettino’s side with an excellent solo effort in the 16th minute.Harry Kane’s penalty salvaged a point for Spurs, while Arsenal missed the chance to win the game late on as Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang saw his penalty saved by Hugo Lloris.But for Ramsey, Saturday’s draw at Wembley represents what is to be the final north London derby of his career as he prepares to join Juventus at the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd in a message to Arsenal fans after the match, Ramsey said: ‘Proud of the team’s performance today. Going to miss playing in these games.’Proud of the team’s performance today. Going to miss playing in these games #NLD ⚽️👇🏼— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) March 2, 2019 Comment Aaron Ramsey sends message to Arsenal fans after scoring in his final north London derby against Tottenham Unai Emery, meanwhile, has defended Aubameyang after his penalty miss against Spurs.‘I spoke with him. He had 35 minutes to help us for the victory,’ said the Arsenal boss.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He did this action running and got the penalty. After, you can score or not. It’s not a mistake, it’s one action in 90 minutes.‘The most important thing is to have the chances. After this you can score or not.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes urges goals to be made smaller for women’s game

first_imgAdvertisement Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes urges goals to be made smaller for women’s game Hayes says the goals should be adapted to suit the women’s game (Getty Images)‘Rather than mirror everything we take from the men’s game, we have to adapt it to our own sport and our own physical expectations as well as the tactical implications.‘It’s the mind-set that has to change, and once it starts to change, there is a realisation that the sport has its own differences because, more often than not, everyone coming into our game is coming from the men’s game or other sports.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Chelsea Women goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl has earned 153 caps for Sweden (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Well, first it would be in goalkeeping for example. There is often a criticism about goal keeping in the women’s game, I would argue that the goal is just a little bit too big.‘If it was built around our physical differences then we would be talking about great goalkeepers as opposed to exposing them.center_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 May 2019 9:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link604Shares Emma Hayes wants smaller goals for the women’s game (Getty Images)Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes has called for the goals in the women’s game to be made smaller because of ‘physical differences’ between the men’s version of the sport.Hayes was given an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last year after guiding Chelsea to a league and cup double and is widely regarded as one of the top managers in the women’s game.And the 42-year-old believes women’s football should be adapted to meet the physical expectations of the players.‘If I took a male player and a female player and I asked them to run 10 yards, more often than not, though that’s changing, the male player would get there quicker than a female player,’ Hayes said on BT Sport’s film State of Play.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If the same male player and female player were to be in standing positions and both jump, the range for a male is going to be greater than that of a woman. So you think where’s its relevance? Advertisementlast_img read more

Top five Gold Coast “renovators” on the property market

first_img33 Kerr Ave, Southport has loads of potential.EVERYONE loves a good home renovation and there are plenty of potential “projects” on the Gold Coast.With renovation shows taking over our television screens and big profits to be made it’s not hard to see why they are so popular.We’ve rounded up five of the best new renovators to hit the market.Aqua walls? 33 Kerr Ave, Southport has plenty of potential to be made into something special.It may have aqua and yellow walls but this charming Southport cottage also has plenty of potential to create something special.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The Reno after The Block…Julia’s dream home tour. 02:24 Related videos 02:24The Reno after The Block…Julia’s dream home tour. 01:00Selling in style – Kitchen & dining 00:43Selling in style – Playroom to bedroom00:53Selling in style – Master bedroom01:07Selling in style – Living roomThe three-bedroom elevated original cottage style home backs on to Loder’s Creek and it a short walk to local cafes, restaurants and schools.“The large private backyard is surrounded by well established gardens, lending itself to the opportunity to expand your dreams, or simply enjoy the serenity,” John Reid Real Estate, Broadbeach Waters agent Kurt Reid said.“With original charm throughout, this lovely abode has the potential to be made into something really special,”It is going to auction on May 13.28 Djerral Ave, Burleigh Heads has an abundance of potential.Neatly presented from the front, this huge double storey Burleigh Heads dual-occupancy home has plenty of scope to transform it into something special.The house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two kitchens and “an abundance of potential”.“(An) extremely rare opportunity for investors, renovators, superfund buyers, dual living occupants and astute purchasers to secure a huge 658sq m block of land in one of Burleigh Heads most sought after pockets Koala Park Estate with two units on one title,” Lacey West Burleigh Heads agent Will West said.The property goes to auction on May 21.10 Mildura Drive, Helensvale is a perfect renovation project.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoIf the kitchen is anything to go by this Helensvale house definitely needs some love.The brick and tile house is on a huge 903sq m parcel and is less than 1km to Westfield Helensvale and Helensvale train station.Professionals — Vertullo Real Estate agent Katrina Fisher said it was the perfect opportunity for “renovators and DIY-ers”.“Fasten your tool belts and get ready to renovate,” she said.“Now is your opportunity to sink your design teeth into this ripe-for-a-reno brick and tile original three-bedroom, one-bathroom home.”It will be offered to the market at auction on May 13.There is plenty of scope to transform 12 Fairsky Ave, Mermaid Waters into your dream house.Mermaid Waters has been riding a wave of renovation projects and this three-bedroom brick home is yet another prime offering in the sought-after suburb.The property is being offered to the market for the first time in 40 years.Savills, Gold Coast agent Leonie Fudge is taking the property to auction on May 13.“(It’s) perfect for first home buyers or someone who is looking to renovate and reap the rewards,” she said.2 Attinga St, Tugun is in a top location — within walking distance to the beach.There is plenty of character to work with in this Tugun cottage that is on the market at $589,000.The four-bedroom split-level home has exposed beams in the living areas which opens out to a veranda and private courtyard.“This loved home needs a lot of TLC or a complete makeover,” Mitchell’s Real Estate — Tugun agent Cheryl Kennedy said.The location is also a plus — the property is within walking distance to the beach, surf clubs and public transport.2 Attinga St, Tugun may need a bathroom upgrade.last_img read more