Collector Classics: 1916 Ford Model T centre door sedan

first_img Trending Videos What’s it like driving a century-old hot rod? Caroline Loughran likes it. The centre door gives equal access to both front and rear seating. And riding in the ancient car with stagecoach styling is like a room with a view.Caroline looks out a picture window-sized windshield with side windows like giant picture frames as she pilots the T up Cambie Street heading for a photo shoot in Queen Elizabeth Park.Ahead is the 1926 Model T ‘tub’ phaeton driven by husband Bernie. It is much like Bernie’s first hot rod – a Model T roadster pickup mounted on the frame of a 1932 Ford sedan that he bought in the Fifties for $50 and drove home. In 1957, he graduated and got his dream job working at the Cal-Van speed shop for the lofty sum of $1 per hour.“I wore a shirt and tie and had my own counter section,” he recalls with a hint of pride.He was saving money to attend the University of British Columbia but decided on a trip to China with a buddy. But they never got past England where they ran out of money and had to look for work.Bernie got a job as a sports reporter because he knew American football and there was an exhibition game about to be played. When that was canceled, he convinced his editor that he could provide coverage for exhibition drag racing by American quarter-mile icons Don Garlits and Tommy Ivo who were to face off on four former RAF airstrips. He met and married Canadian-born Caroline in England and sold his hot rod in Vancouver thinking he would stay in England and become a family man.He asked his long-time Vancouver friend Don Holloway to be in the lookout for a ‘bathtub T’ which is slang for a model T touring car body. Dutifully, Holloway bought a 1926 Ford Model T touring body for $100 and delivered it to the Loughran family home where it was stored until Bernie returned to Vancouver following 11 years overseas.RELATED Trending in Canada A century of two-wheeling under one roofOnce back in Vancouver, Bernie found work as a technical illustrator for a truck manufacturer while Caroline taught in a Montessori school. But the auto trades kept calling out and he was soon the operator of two MAACO body and paint shops in North Vancouver and Richmond, a franchise made famous by $199 paint jobs.He got the idea for a unique courtesy car for his business from Donald Duck comic books. Grandma Duck drove an ancient coupe with extra high windows that looked to Bernie like an early Ford Model T. He began looking for one like it. That search led to a farmer’s field outside Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where a 1916 Ford Model T was stuck in the frozen mud. Bernie discovered it wasn’t a coupe as described, but a much rare centre door sedan. He bought it.“It was a basket case with all the wood rotted inside the car but it wasn’t rusty,” he recalls, adding he had to wait for a snowstorm to clear in the Rocky Mountains before heading out to trailer the T home. That was nearly 30 years ago.After he sold his businesses and retired, he borrowed a section of his old shop to build his hot rod. He rebuilt the original body but made sure all the underpinnings are modern. That includes fabricating a new frame and installing disk brakes, power steering, air conditioning and a 2.5-litre V6 engine from a 1979 Mercury Capri. Bernie took more than a decade to finish the car but has had 15 years of enjoyment from the hot rod that is now more than 100 years old.Ford built more than 15 million Model T vehicles from 1908 to 1927. The centre door model was very low production beginning in 1915 and ending in 1923. Bernie Loughran’s centre door Ford Model T is one of the earliest built.“I’ve always loved hot rods,” Bernie says. “This one makes me happy and puts a smile on everyone’s face when they see it.“ PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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[email protected] Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Bernie and Caroline Loughran enjoy their rare pair of Ford Model T hot rods including the rare centre door 1916 sedan. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Bernie Loughran has been a hot rodder since his earliest teenage years growing up on Vancouver’s east side. The sound of squealing tires and open exhaust from street racing on Kingsway in the early 1950s was intoxicating.He would ride his bicycle to the Cal-Van Hot Rod parts store, King’s Burgers and the Aristocrat at Kingsway and Fraser where the hot rodders hung out. As 13-year-olds, he and his hot rod-smitten buddy were accepted by members of the BC Custom Car Association (BCCCA) who met monthly at the local Horticultural Hall.Sixty-five years later, Bernie and wife Caroline have a pair of Ford Model T hot rods in the garage behind their Cambie-area home. The oldest turned 100 last year – a curious and rare 1916 Ford Model T centre door sedan. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 1926 Ford Model T phaeton and 1916 centre door hot rods.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The picture window view from the 1916 Ford Model T centre door sedan includes the 1926 Model T phaeton hot rod.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Caroline pilots the 1916 Ford Model T centre door hot rod with picture window views.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Bernie helps wife Caroline into their century-old Ford.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2modern Ford V8 engine powers the 1926 Ford Model T phaeton.Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Original carbide gas lamps adorn the 1916 Ford Model T centre door sedan hot rod, both up front…Alyn Edwards Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2…and in the rear.Alyn Edwards COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement See More Videos Buy It! 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Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements

first_imgCIRES researcher Patrick Cullis releases an ozonesonde—a high-altitude balloon carrying an instrument to measure ozone levels—south of Boulder. (Photo courtesy of David Oonk/CIRES) NOAA and CIRES joint news release.A tougher federal standard for ozone pollution, under consideration to improve public health, would ramp up the importance of scientific measurements and models, according to a new commentary published in the June 5 edition of Science by researchers at NOAA and its cooperative institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.The commentary, led by Owen Cooper of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, looks at how a new, stricter ozone standard would pose challenges for air quality managers at state and local levels. In November, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the primary ozone standard from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 or 65 ppb, based on ozone’s known effects on children, the elderly and people who have lung diseases, such as asthma. A decision by the EPA Administrator is expected in October 2015.The problem for state and local officials is that ozone pollution has several sources, some of which are beyond their borders. At any given place, a certain amount of the ozone pollution comes from local emissions by vehicles and other sources. Additional amounts can blow in from pollution sources across the ocean or in other parts of the United States. And some ozone is produced from natural sources or descends from the upper atmosphere’s ozone layer.Sorting all this out is where science comes in, says Cooper.“It’s not easy, but we do know how to figure out where the ozone comes from,” he said. “This source information is exactly what air quality managers will need to know when the margin for allowable locally produced ozone shrinks.”Ozone is a pollutant that has respiratory health effects in humans and also impairs plant growth and damages crops. It is produced when emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) react in the presence of sunlight. Controls on NOx and VOC emissions from vehicles, power plants and other sources have enabled many U.S. counties to meet the 75 ppb standard, but the number of counties in “nonattainment” status (currently at 227) would jump to 358 or 558 if the standard is revised to 70 or 65 ppb, respectively.The new commentary suggests that to quantify how much ozone flows into the United States from all upwind sources, additional measurements would be needed, from instruments on the ground, on balloons and on aircraft. These observations could help scientists and air quality managers evaluate the performance of the computer models that are used to determine sources of ozone at a particular location. Once the models can successfully replicate the observed ozone levels, scientists and air quality managers will have greater confidence in the model estimates of how much of that observed ozone is beyond the reach of domestic control measures.That information is critical because the U.S. regulatory framework has procedures for exceptions and other allowances if non-local factors are significant for a given locality. And, those outside factors have been growing in recent decades, with sources in south and east Asia pushing up the baseline of ozone that enters the western U.S., for example.“The ozone baseline is rising, especially in high-elevation regions of the western U.S. that are more strongly influenced by high ozone coming from upwind sources or from the stratosphere. Lowering the federal ozone standard to protect public health will reduce the wiggle room for air quality managers. We point out that measurements and science will be crucial to successfully navigating the new regulatory landscape,” Cooper said.The EPA has stated that it will assist states in ensuring that sources of ozone outside of U.S. borders do not create unnecessary control obligations.Contacts: Owen Cooper, lead author, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, 303-497-3599 Katy Human, CIRES communications, 303-735-0196 Published: June 5, 2015 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:EnvironmentNews Headlineslast_img read more

Number of people waiting to be admitted to LUH rises significantly

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ By News Highland – March 6, 2018 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Number of people waiting to be admitted to LUH rises significantly Pinterest Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford The number of people waiting to be admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital has jumped significantly today with 24 people waiting for a bed there this morning.It’s up 17 on yesterdays figure of 7.Five people were waiting on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 19 were waiting on wards.Cork University Hospital along with University Hospital Galway were the joint most overcrowded hospitals today with 52 people waiting for a bed at each hospital respectively.Nationally, there were 620 people waiting at hospitals across the country this morning.center_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleLoganair to take over Derry – Glasgow route in OctoberNext articleThe target was to get to just the finish line – Jason Black after his 1,000km unsupported race in Oman News Highland WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: I love you Brad Jacobs

first_imgBy Mike Weir 22/01/2020 XPO Logistics appears to have taken the value bull by the horns with its announcement of a big asset shake-up.Management has long felt the company is undervalued, but the news of potential spin-offs and auctions is still surprising*, given recent management talk of making more acquisitions.(*Our very own Alessandro Pasetti is not surprised. Here’s his first take…)Explaining the change of heart, CEO Jacobs spoke to CNBC’s Jim ‘Mad Money’ Cramer (available here).The interview led this writer to the following conclusions:a) … Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Email* Please Login Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* Forgotten your password? Please click here New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password LOGIN Password* << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN Resetlast_img read more

EA Originals “genuinely comes from us wanting more innovation and creativity”

first_imgEA Originals “genuinely comes from us wanting more innovation and creativity”EA global publishing boss Laura Miele talks to us about the vision for EA Originals, how Star Wars is attracting talent and moreJames BrightmanWednesday 6th July 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsThe Electronic Arts of today is a very different one than the version that existed three years ago before Andrew Wilson took over as CEO. As spokespeople and executives have reminded us, the publisher has a player-first mentality now (which is why they set up EA Play apart from E3) and that same mentality puts an emphasis on creativity, letting developers do what they do best. In my conversation with Laura Miele during EA Play, the 20-year EA veteran who had recently been promoted to global publishing chief, told me that it’s precisely this culture shift at EA that’s led to the creation of a unique indie-driven program like EA Originals. “This is one of my favorite programs we’ve done in a long time actually. To go a step further about EA’s new culture and who EA is, we’re currently led by a CEO who came from developing games, which has been a big shift again in that we are player-first, yes, but also, an incredibly game-centric, content-centric company as well now, which I really love. I started in the studios. I have a real love and passion for the creators. My husband was a producer on games and so I took it seriously. I think game creators are pretty incredible. I really, genuinely, believe that games are the highest form of entertainment. It’s an incredibly fascinating, artful, complicated process to develop a game,” Miele said. “So it’s not a tricky – oh, we get some revenue, they get profit. It’s just all revenue and profit goes to the developer after [we recoup]” “So the idea that developers are taken care of and developers are nurtured and encouraged to take risks and chances and that EA will give developers early on in their path the chance to succeed I think is spectacular. And it genuinely, genuinely comes from a place of us wanting more innovation and creativity in our industry, so EA is going to support that. How the program works is if the developer needs funding to finish a game and we need to help them market that game, as the game goes out on the marketplace, we recoup our investment and after that’s recouped, all revenue and profit goes to the developer. So it’s not a tricky – oh, we get some revenue, they get profit. It’s just all revenue and profit goes to the developer after that.”It’s a bold move for a company that has to answer to shareholders all the time – which is something former CEO John Riccitiello was somewhat hamstrung by – but EA is trading at its highest level in years now, and besides, the projects it will be backing (like Unravel or Fe) are not massive investments on the scale of a Battlefield.”Some of the games, like a game that we announced and that you saw at our press conference, it’s not a big investment on our part. The game sales will definitely cover the investment [in Fe],” Miele added. IP ownership stays with the developer, too, while EA retains the partnership rights. The company isn’t looking to do anything on a grand scale with EA Originals just yet. “Initially we’re looking at maybe 2-3 this year. We’ll see how it goes. We’ll see where it leads us. This keeps us connected to the game development community, which I really love,” said Miele.Some developers have very little business or marketing knowledge, and while they might make a wonderful game, getting the game in front of the right audience can be a huge challenge. Naturally, getting EA’s assistance would be a boon for any indie. “I met with Klaus [Lyngeled of Zoink Games], the gentlemen who was on stage for us showing Fe, and he said that because we’re going to help him fund the completion of the game, he’s actually going to get to a more expansive game experience than he was going to be able to get to on his own. I think that helps him and it helps our player base as well. It helps the industry innovate and push on creativity,” Miele noted. “I think it’s a pretty positive program for all people involved. As far as EA goes, we have some great commercial programs. We have EA Access. We have a huge player base with Origin. So it’s not something that people can just automatically get to. We have 300 million players in our database and in our network, so there’s a lot we can do to help bring a game to market and raise visibility for a game within our commercial framework that we have.””We took a risk on this. We zigged when the market was zagging in shooters” The same culture shift that has pushed EA to start an initiative like EA Originals is also having an impact on its own IP and studios system. A year ago, Andrew Wilson commented that EA must strive to create an environment “where people feel safe taking risks at a creative level,” and that “we have to start building new IP that might feel like a big risk today.”So how does EA measure its success against that goal? Miele said the proof is there, but it’s unfortunately in a product slate that the publisher isn’t prepared to announce yet. “I think we actually have made quite a bit of progress that we haven’t publicly disclosed about what we’re working on. So I feel like we’ve made the most progress in things that are going to be coming out in the future that we haven’t talked about yet,” she noted.”I mean, Mirror’s Edge, for us, was a creative risk and we revisited old IP but we really freshened it up. So we really saw that as a character-based action game for us that we stayed with. I think launching something and partnering with something such as Unravel was a big hit for us from an indie creativity perspective. But stay tuned because there’s more ahead for us. Even some of the things that we’re trying with brands like a Star Wars – I mean, we’re creating new IP in that world as well. So we see that as being creative, pushing boundaries, innovating for us as a company. Some of our Star Wars experiences, I know we can’t announce yet, but there will be new characters and new story lines, which will be part of Star Wars canon as it goes forward. So I think we believe that we’re innovating and creating in important areas, particularly in the action category, that we’re really proud of that we can talk about at a different time,” she continued. Speaking of Mirror’s Edge, while reviews were pretty mixed, Miele said that the game is “definitely meeting our expectations… We are pretty happy to bring this character and this world to market. It’s a big open world game, so we made a lot of evolution from the original experience and we’re very proud of that. I also think that Mirror’s Edge as a game IP – we talked earlier about the EA Originals, about having creative content, having a first person action game, having Faith and her story and character as a mix in the industry, is important for us. I think it’s important for EA to continue to do all games, big and small, and I’m really proud that we stayed committed to bringing that game to market.”Of course, the biggest splash EA has made with existing IP recently is Battlefield 1, which took the FPS back to World War 1 while many competitors are utilizing futuristic settings. “We took a risk on this. We zigged when the market was zagging in shooters. It was something that, at the moment that we put out the press release, to get the fan response that we did, was incredibly gratifying and it was pretty thrilling to see how the market received the game in that way,” Miele commented. “It made a lot of sense to us. When you think about the major pillars of a Battlefield game – big, large, epic scale battles, massive vehicles, super diverse gaming tactics. The WW1 backdrop was actually a perfect place for us to map those pillars to that setting. Andrew, I think, was quoted on our earnings call to say that WW1 started with people on horses and ended with people on tanks. The technology evolution of WW1 was fascinating…”Battlefield 1 enjoyed having the most liked trailer on YouTube in direct contrast to Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer, which had one of the most disliked trailers. Ex-CEO John Riccitiello was quite focused on the big Battlefield vs. Call of Duty competition in his day at EA, but Miele doesn’t seem to worry about it as much. “I have always just thought that healthy competition in our industry is fun. We’re a game industry… I genuinely believe that the more great content that our players have and that the industry has then the healthier the industry is and the better it all is. So I welcome the competitive challenge, but I also have a lot of respect for what our competitors do when new games come to market. I think it’s just a fun competition and I think our fans and our players love to play it up. That’s kind of the nature of our industry as the entertainment category that we’re in,” she said.Another major win for EA has been the Lucasfilm Star Wars license. Star Wars Battlefront has already shipped over 14 million copies and the company has several more Star Wars titles planned in different genres. And with more Star Wars movies coming out in the years ahead, the marketing synergy is something any company would be jealous of. “Star Wars has been a phenomenal business partnership for us. It truly has – and I think in ways that we didn’t even anticipate when we originally signed the deal. One of the things I’ll tell you is that I was on it when we signed the 10-year deal with Disney. I came on the business right then. The thing that has been so fulfilling and rewarding to us is that not only do we feel an obligation to this franchise and brand because we love it so much and we’re such fans ourselves, but it was actually incredibly rewarding for our employees and our staff. They wanted to work on it. It actually helped us draw great talent into the company,” explained Miele who previously served as GM on the Star Wars business at EA. There have certainly been poor Star Wars games in the past, but when you have big-name talent like Jade Raymond, Amy Hennig and Stig Asmussen working on the franchise, chances are the experiences being created are going to be at a certain quality bar. Miele added that it’s been incredibly rewarding for the new talent drawn into EA to not only work on Star Wars but to communicate with other developers on non-Star Wars projects. “You have to think about what is the value and what is the meaning of this experience and how would you build an IP or an experience around that?” Miele on VR”[Jade’s] incredibly experienced and [known] for her action and story and character development and she’s influencing even other games that we have in our portfolio as well. Star Wars is not the only game that she’s probably going to work on at some point. She’s definitely going to look at new IP and she also can help us with other IP. I think the idea that Star Wars is something that we feel incredibly honored to be part of… It’s been something that’s really galvanizing for the company. So we’re really proud of how this panned out. [Battlefront] is one of the best selling Star Wars games in the history of all Star Wars games and that’s our first one… We’re just getting started. So we feel like we have a great road ahead of us in this franchise.”EA has also leveraged the Star Wars brand to dip its toes into virtual reality, but don’t expect the publisher to dive into the VR market just yet in the way that Ubisoft has. “We believe that the immersion of that experience and to change your gameplay in that significant of a way is really meaningful for the industry. We just think it’s going to probably take a little bit longer for the install base and for the market to get to a place, from a business perspective, that will be meaningful for us. We think it’s a few years away still but we’re incredibly inspired and motivated by what the VR hardware teams are doing. We have labs and innovation teams developing for most of the platforms internally. So we actually have VR experiences within our company that are expressed on multiple platforms today,” Miele said.”The X-wing [VR experience is] a great immediate low-hanging fruit, first offering out of the marketplace. The projects that we have in our labs, some are new IP and some are entirely new experiences that would not have expressed themselves in gaming before a VR experience… You have to think about what is the value and what is the meaning of this experience and how would you build an IP or an experience around that?” Once EA does take the VR plunge, Miele expects that we’ll see a combination of new VR-specific IP and games that immerse you in EA’s existing franchises. “I do think that there’s new IP opportunity to be had. You’re right. But I also think that there’s just some known experiences for players to really be in the world of the brand that they love. That’s what I love about VR is that you can be in a world like you have never been in it before. We don’t have necessarily anything to announce for you as far as what we have, but if you think about some of the worlds that we’ve created, for players to be able to go experience that in a very real-time sort of way will be pretty exciting. There are games that I can think of where I would love to do that,” she said.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. 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CPT and TruTac launch ‘Daily Checks’ app

first_imgThe Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has officially launched ‘CPT Daily Checks’, a complete first-use and daily walk round check app designed specifically for the bus and coach industry.Launched in partnership with TruTac at CPT’s annual Coaching Conference at Volvo, Warwick on 15 November, CPT Daily Checks allows drivers to record and report at the touch of a button (on mobile or tablet) any vehicle defects identified either prior to a bus or coach entering service or at a later point during the day.left to right: Christopher Nice, CPT Communications Director – John Taylor, CPT Technical Executive –  Peter Gomersall, CPT Deputy Chief Executive – Jemma James, TruTac Commercial Director –  Lee Oliver, TruTac Head of Sales – Jack Chapman, TruTac Sales Manager.The paperless system also offers drivers an option to submit supporting photographic evidence and explanatory notes for any defect.The accompanying back-office system provides designated personnel with instant access to each vehicle’s full walk round maintenance history program, which includes details of reported defects, actions taken and information on the person(s) responsible for carrying out any required maintenance and repairs. The system also contains a full log of the times, dates and places that defects were reported along with support provided.  The CPT Daily Checks’ Compliance Management System complies with all regulations as well as DVSA guidance on inspections and service maintenance records. Key features of the app include:– Industry approved templates for bus and coach operators– Individual driver alerts– Simple notes and defects pages– Instant access to a wide range of reports– Seamless integration with CPT Tacho AnalysisSpeaking at the launch of CPT Daily Checks, CPT’s Technical Executive John Taylor said: “We are proud to have worked closely with our Commercial partner TruTac over the past nine months during the development and launch of this new system.“The app is easy to use and makes drivers’ first use and periodic walk round checks, and the subsequent reporting of any defects, a simple and effective process.“We have a range of app packages available to suit bus and coach operators of all sizes.  Over a third of our members use CPT Tacho Analysis and we are expecting the same high levels of demand for CPT Daily Checks.”John continued: “I look forward to demonstrating CPT Daily Checks to members as I attend regional meetings over the coming months.”Jemma James, Commercial Director at TruTac added: “As the recognised voice of the coach and bus industry, we are delighted to have established a successful partnership with CPT.“Their high operational and engineering standards provided the perfect knowledge base for CPT Daily Checks and we look forward to developing further initiatives together in the future.” The CPT Daily Checks app is available to CPT members at a discounted rate of £3 (£4 for non-members) per vehicle, per month from the App Store and Google Play.last_img read more

STS9 Goes Big On Hallow’s Eve In Pittsburgh

first_imgAnytime you get the opportunity to watch a master at work, you take it. Such is the case with Santa Cruz product STS9. The band that’s been “making electronic music relevant” for 15+ years set up shop at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE last night and threw down something ferocious, setting off a dance frenzy amongst the All Hallows’ Eve crowd.STS9 Reveals Dates For Extensive Winter 2016 TourAfter a soulful opening set from Portland, ME five-piece Jaw Gems, STS9 didn’t waste much time with pleasantries, diving headfirst into “March.” David Phipps‘ keyboard and synths lead the tune early and achieved a peak via drummer Zach Velmer and guitarist/keyboard player Hunter Brown. An excellent opening selection to wet the appetite on a Friday night.STS9 had a great mixture of old staples and new favorites all throughout the night, including a frantic “Four Year Puma” from 1999’s Interplanetary Escape Vehicle that showcased bass player Alana Rocklin’s brilliant slap bass, turning the jam into an all out fusion session, “Mischief  of a Sleepwalker” lead by the steady playing of Velmer and percussionist Jeffree Lerner, as well as an entrancing “Tap-In.”Watch STS9 Cover Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ In Minneapolis Tour OpenerTribe showed early and often their aptitude for building a jam up and then letting it pay off with a huge explosion. See, “From Now On.” An always welcomed “Move My Peeps” and “Rent” rounded out the first set, but it should be noted here, that pound for pound, STS9 has some of the most stunning visuals you will find in the scene. Couple that with the band’s innate ability to find the sweet spot during each song, this was certainly an early Halloween treat.Set two opened with 2014’s dance-inducing “Totem” and continued on with the driving storm of “Pianor.” Talk about a tune with wonderful ebbs and flows in rhythm and texture. Things cooled down and grooved forward with a “Forest Hu > Really Wut?” transition that lead to a diabolical “Inspire Strikes Back,” appropriate for a night like Devil’s Night. Unwavering guitar swirls from Brown and assertive tones from Rocklin underscored a tight rhythm and groove laid down by Velmer and Lerner with Phipps’ keyboard plugging away in all the right spots.The exuberant melodies of “Circus” and “Scheme” drove the show home with a laid back “Jebez” from 2002’s Seasons 01 serving as the encore. All and all it was as sparkling of a night musically and visually as anyone hopes for when they go to purchase their ticket. STS9 continues on with their Fall tour tonight in Silver Spring, MD. You can find more details about where you can catch them next here.Setlist: STS9 at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA -10/30/15Set I: March > Four Year Puma, Mischief of a Sleepwalker, Tap-In, New Dawn, New Day, From Now On, Move My Peeps, RentSet II: Totem, Pianor, Forest Hu > Really Wut?, Inspire Strikes Back, Circus, SchemeEncore: Jebez[All photos courtesy of Ben Petchel] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Hangout Music Festival Announces ‘Hang From Home’, Featuring Trey Anastasio Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gary Clark Jr., More

first_imgUpdate 5/12/20: The Hangout Music Festival Hang From Home announcement graphic has been removed from the festival’s social media pages. A representative from Hangout Music Festival confirmed to Live For Live Music that “as it stands right now, the event was cancelled.”Hangout Music Festival has announced Hang From Home, a virtual festival set to take place this May 15th-17th. The virtual event replaces the festival which was set to take place on the same dates in Gulf Shores, AL, but has since been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Presented by Hangout Music Festival, 92.1 ZEW, and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, Hang From Home boasts a lineup consisting of Trey Anastasio Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gary Clark Jr., Gov’t Mule, The Revivalists, The Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, and many more.Related: GRAMMY Museum Shares Trey Anastasio ‘Between me And My Mind’ Q&A And Concert [Watch]The event will air live sets online and via 92.1 ZEW beginning on Friday, May 15th at 1 p.m. ET. Friday’s sets will run until 10 p.m. Saturday will see music from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., whereas Sunday will see music from 1-10 p.m.Additional artists include The 1975, Alabama Shakes, Billie Eilish, Cage The Elephant, Dominic Fike, The Flaming Lips, Foster The People, Glorious Sons, Jamell Richardson, The Killers, Panic! At The Disco, Phoenix, Twenty One Pilots, Wilco, and more. Hang From Home organizers promise a full schedule in the coming days.Head to the Hangout Music Festival Facebook page for the latest information. Furthermore, check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on concerts around the world.last_img read more

Three Dead in Stairwell Collapse at Houston (TX) Construction Site

first_imgThe fire department said one injured worker was taken to a hospital and was listed in stable condition. It was not immediately known what caused the partial building collapse. Houston police were investigating the cause of the collapse. Marathon Oil did not immediately return an email seeking comment. The building is located across the street from a series of multi-story apartment complexes and is also north of a popular shopping district that has retail stores and restaurants. “The debris pile collapsed all the way down to the ground floor,” Lozano said. Firefighters were waiting for engineers to confirm the building was stable enough for them to go in and recover the bodies of the workers, said Assistant Fire Chief Ruy Lozano. It could be several days before their bodies are recovered, he said. Collapse in the area of the 13th and14th floors HOUSTON (AP) – Three workers were killed Monday when a stairwell collapsed inside a high-rise building under construction in Houston, according to fire department officials. The 15-story office building, located near Interstate 10 on the city’s westside, is set to be the new headquarters of Houston-based Marathon Oil. Employees were set to move into the building in the second half of 2021. The stairwell was undergoing construction when it collapsed somewhere around the 13th or 14th floor at about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Lozano said. Authorities said 240 workers were at the construction site and all have been accounted for, Lozano said. (Houston Fire Department, Twitter @HoustonFire) The names of the workers who were killed and injured were not being released until their families had been notified, Lozano said Authorities were not concerned that the building itself was in danger of collapsing but were “worried about sections of that same stairwell that collapsed the first time,” Lozano told reporters during a news conference. All contents © copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Meet The Woman Inspiring a Community of ‘Kindness Warriors’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWe’ve seen examples of kind pedestrians paying good deeds forward, but Cate Cook is trying to inspire an entire community to follow in her footsteps.Cate has been the secret orchestrator of hundreds of secret sweet gestures all over Adelaide, South Australia since January. Her Yours Kindly Facebook page documents all of her anonymous gifts – from leaving bubble wands on park benches, to leaving change taped to parking meters, to leaving flower bouquets in public spaces. The page has over 2,800 self-identified ‘Kindness Warriors’ who have been inspired by Cook’s gestures and imitated the generosity in their own communities.MORE: Man’s Cancer is Healed After Doing Random Acts of Kindness for a Year“We are a kindness community and people are often sharing kind deeds that they have done – leaving chocolates, opening doors, buying care packs for homeless people, writing inspirational notes, paying for someone’s coffee, etc.,” Cate told the Good News Network. “Recently after a TV interview, the cameraman and sound technician both said that what I am doing is inspiring and such a great thing that they were going to go and do acts of kindness too. It truly is a ripple effect.”As further evidence of her compassionate nature, Cate celebrated her 62nd birthday in August with 62 different acts of kindness around the city.WATCH: Simple Act of Kindness Marks His Third Day on the Job The mission supposedly took seven and a half hours to complete, but she says it was well worth it.“It was a long, but incredible day. The smiles and genuine appreciation on the faces of people were so uplifting. It truly was a magical day, and I would say the best way to spread happy cheer and enjoy my birthday.”Get Inspired With Your Friends: Click To Share   After Rescuing Them, Firemen Realized They Weren’t Puppies viralsharks.net x Sponsored by RevcontentFind Out More >73,790AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more