Watch Electric Beethoven Perform Inside A Cannabis Cultivation Facility

first_imgOver 50 years ago, scientists successfully discovered that classical music could help stimulate plant growth. Interestingly, Dr. T. C. Singh – who led the study – used the music of Beethoven in his experiment. Now, in 2016, The Lighthouse Cannabis Project has taken those results and applied them to two modern and relevant entities: Electric Beethoven, and the growth of cannabis.Earlier in the fall of 2016, The Lighthouse Cannabis Project launched The Lighthouse Sessions, a new project aimed at exploring the connection between music and plant growth. The first session was held at the Terrapin Care Station in Boulder, CO, where Lighthouse invited Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven for a exclusive performance.Said Mathis, “Beethoven’s music, like that of Coltrane, Louis Armstrong or the Grateful Dead, contains something so universal that it utterly transcends its societal context, and carries within it the keys to unlocking evolution, health and bliss at the cellular level.” The band played segments from Symphony No. 6 for the performance, which was captured in the video below.Ultimately, the goal is to curate unique audiovisual experiences that harness the mutual power of music and cannabis. You can read more about The Lighthouse Cannabis Project here, which offers curated tours of the first government-regulated cannabis industry in the world. With the addition of live music into this approach, there’s no telling just how far Lighthouse can explore.last_img read more

Innovation Made Real: Announcing the New Dell Commercial PC Portfolio

first_imgToday Dell is introducing new solutions across its commercial portfolio to deliver the world’s most secure and manageable PCs, as well provide advances in smart design, productivity and sustainability to meet the ever-expanding needs of a global, diverse workforce.Watch the launch video at: www.dellemc.com/innovationmaderealNewsInnovation Made Real: Announcing the New Dell Commercial PC PortfolioBusiness leaders worldwide are balancing two objectives: keeping the business running smoothly by preventing security and productivity disruptions while simultaneously tapping into the incredible potential of new innovations, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and VR/AR. Dell is introducing new solutions across its commercial PC portfolio designed to help businesses of all sizes achieve that critical balance. In addition to being the world’s most secure and manageable commercial PCs, Dell’s updated commercial lineup features advances in smart design, productivity and sustainability to meet the ever-expanding needs of a global, diverse workforce.BlogsDell OptiPlex Celebrates Anniversary with All-New, Space-Saving Solutions by Ralph PearsonPower as Big as Your Ideas by Ralph PearsonThe Legacy Continues with the OptiPlex XE3 by Ron PughA Perfect Blend of Power Efficiency and Cooling by Julie TatumBetter Performance = Better Business by Sean KinneyFind more resources from today’s launch here.last_img read more

South Africa’s president criticizes ‘vaccine nationalism’

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African president and African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa has called on richer nations to release surplus vaccine doses to the rest of the world. Delivering an address to the virtual World Economic Forum dialogue, Ramaphosa highlighted the African Union’s efforts to secure vaccines for African nations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent. According to Ramaphosa, some countries have acquired more doses than they need to vaccinate their populations. He said he is deeply concerned about the problem of vaccine nationalism, which, unless addressed, he warned will endanger the recovery of all countries.last_img read more

Daily Dirt: New Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent, World Record Fish, and National Headlines

first_imgYour daily outdoor news bulletin for August 8th, the day President Richard Nixon announced he would resign, proving that not even the President of the United States is above breaking the law, lying about it, resigning to avoid impeachment, and getting pardoned by the next guy:Blue Ridge Parkway Gets New SuperintendentThe Blue Ridge Parkway is having some trouble. A giant crack forced the closure of a large portion of the byway outside Asheville, cuts have forced the BRP to cut back it’s already low budget for basic upkeep, and there is a 10-year, $450 million deferred maintenance backlog to deal with. Well, now all those problems have new shoulders to rest on, albeit capable ones. Mark Woods was named the new Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent Wednesday, replacing Phil Francis, who retired in April – Monika Mayr had acted as interim superintendent during the gap. The 53-year-old Woods is a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service, having worked at several parks across the South. His most recent gig was superintendent of Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and the similarities between the two entities should set him up nicely to succeed. Both span multiple states (Cumberland is known as the Gateway to the West and incorporates Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee), which will also help his relationship with gateway communities with different needs. He is also a native of South Carolina, and has worked mainly in the South as previously mentioned, so there shouldn’t be any complaints about a “Yankee coming down here and messin’ with how we do things our way, blah, blah, etc.” Woods certainly has his work cut out for him, but with a capable staff, not to mention his $125K salary, he should be able to lead the BRP into an uncertain future.More can be found at the Citizen-Times.Virginia Snakehead Sets World RecordBack in June, we told you about Virginia native Caleb Newton and the 17 pound northern snakehead fish he caught out of the tidal Potomac River in Stafford. If you have forgotten about Newton, or the snakehead, let me refresh your memory: “Caleb Newton held the rod while Phil Wilcox held the net as they landed the possible world recored Northern Snakehead out of Aquia Creek in Stafford, Virginia Saturday. The (ugly-as-sin) fish weighed in at 17.6 pounds, topping the previous record – caught in Japan in 2004 – by a couple of ounces. The northern snake head is, in a word, gross: they can live for days out of the water, can move on land, excrete mucus, smell terrible, have sharp teeth, are as hard to kill as the Terminator (T-850, not the T-1000) and are just plain ugly. They are also an invasive species, and if caught in Virginia are required by law to be, well, terminated. ” Well, according to the Free Lance-Star, word has come back from the International Game Fish Association confirming that the fish is a world record. Newton is aiming to turn his new-found semi-fishing fame into an endorsement deal, because, why not?Noteworthy National Outdoor NewsSeveral national stories of note have come out in the past few days.First, is this cool article on the Daily Beast examining the science and studies currently being conducted on why mosquitos target some people and not others. This obviously has huge implications for us in the South, and could lead to better protection from the pests in the future, including the spread of diseases like dengue fever and malaria. LINKHere is an audio story from NPR about something that has become a hot topic in the East, although this piece concentrates on the West: Ski resorts catering to mountain bikers in the summer in an attempt to find a four season revenue stream. LINKHere is another NPR story about sleep patterns and how a week of camping can reset your internal clock to help you sleep better at night. LINKAnd here is some sad news from the digital media file: Contour has mysteriously and unexpectedly closed up shop. Employees arrived on a typical work day to locked doors and a note saying they were no longer employed by the action video camera company. Contour has positioned itself over the last few years as the most serious contender to GoPro in the market of action POV cameras, so the sudden closing is a surprise. LINKlast_img read more

Colombian National Army provides health care to more than 800 people in La Gloria

first_imgLa Gloria is located in the southwestern portion of Cesar, near the Eastern mountain range and the Magdalena Medio valley. Economic and production development in the municipality of La Gloria is based on farming and fishing. “This type of service allows our soldiers to look after the well-being of the civilian population, especially those who one way or another have been affected by the armed conflict in that area,” said the commander of the Tenth Armored Brigade, Brigadier General Adelmo Fajardo Hernández. “It is our responsibility to guarantee the safety and tranquility of the Colombian people, but we have a commitment to society to find ways to improve the welfare of the least fortunate members of the population.” While military physician treated patients, soldiers with the Special Psychological Operations Group (GEOS) from the Tenth Armored Brigade entertained children from the area. Soldiers dressed as clowns, set up moon bounces for children, and provided snacks and the styling of various Vallenato music groups. While military physician treated patients, soldiers with the Special Psychological Operations Group (GEOS) from the Tenth Armored Brigade entertained children from the area. Soldiers dressed as clowns, set up moon bounces for children, and provided snacks and the styling of various Vallenato music groups. The Colombian National Army is charged with protecting the country’s civilian population, and it recently extended that role into health care provision by providing medical treatment in the municipality of La Gloria, in the Department of Cesar. This wasn’t the first time GEOS troops worked to provide health care to the civilian population. At the end of September, they supported other Colombian government agencies and an NGO to provide medical care to more than 1,000 people in the Department of Putumayo. At that event, GEOS soldiers also entertained area children. And in early October, GEOS troops and soldiers from the Eleventh Brigade sponsored the recreational event “Get to Know Your Army,” which was attended by more than 60 children at the El Amparo Comprehensive Development Center. That facility is run by the Bendecir Foundation in the neighborhood of Santander, located in the city of Montería, Córdoba. These integration events promoted activities that strengthen the social fabric of the communities in Montería. Members of the Bendecir Foundation supported the event to help youth learn about the National Army. By forging ties with children, Army soldiers can help encourage them to reject recruitment efforts by the FARC and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Military physicians – including general practitioners, pediatricians, optometrists, odontologist, and gynecologists – provided their services to more than 800 civilians, including children and the elderly on September 30. They were joined by soldiers from the Third Special Energy and Roadways Battalion, Tenth Armored Brigade, National Army First Division, who provided haircuts and delousing by physicians in the battalion’s reserve units. “Without a doubt, these activities are part of a program to prevent crime and protect families,” said Jaime Libreros, a security analyst at the External University of Colombia. “The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia not only have not stopped illegal recruitment efforts, especially the recruitment of children, but they have increased their recruiting capabilities. The Army’s presence plays a critical role, because it dissuades recruitment and has managed to control some sites that historically have been vital to FARC’s recruitment plans.” The presence of the Army in neighborhoods where the FARC and the ELN operates helps improve public safety in those regions and reduces the chances that these outlaw groups will terrorize civilians. “The ability to intimidate society has a huge effect. So the security forces’ efforts to secure this area are essential.” By Dialogo October 22, 2014 The Colombian National Army is charged with protecting the country’s civilian population, and it recently extended that role into health care provision by providing medical treatment in the municipality of La Gloria, in the Department of Cesar. Military physicians – including general practitioners, pediatricians, optometrists, odontologist, and gynecologists – provided their services to more than 800 civilians, including children and the elderly on September 30. They were joined by soldiers from the Third Special Energy and Roadways Battalion, Tenth Armored Brigade, National Army First Division, who provided haircuts and delousing by physicians in the battalion’s reserve units. GEOS entertains children “This type of service allows our soldiers to look after the well-being of the civilian population, especially those who one way or another have been affected by the armed conflict in that area,” said the commander of the Tenth Armored Brigade, Brigadier General Adelmo Fajardo Hernández. “It is our responsibility to guarantee the safety and tranquility of the Colombian people, but we have a commitment to society to find ways to improve the welfare of the least fortunate members of the population.” This wasn’t the first time GEOS troops worked to provide health care to the civilian population. At the end of September, they supported other Colombian government agencies and an NGO to provide medical care to more than 1,000 people in the Department of Putumayo. At that event, GEOS soldiers also entertained area children. And in early October, GEOS troops and soldiers from the Eleventh Brigade sponsored the recreational event “Get to Know Your Army,” which was attended by more than 60 children at the El Amparo Comprehensive Development Center. That facility is run by the Bendecir Foundation in the neighborhood of Santander, located in the city of Montería, Córdoba. These integration events promoted activities that strengthen the social fabric of the communities in Montería. Members of the Bendecir Foundation supported the event to help youth learn about the National Army. By forging ties with children, Army soldiers can help encourage them to reject recruitment efforts by the FARC and the National Liberation Army (ELN). GEOS entertains children La Gloria is located in the southwestern portion of Cesar, near the Eastern mountain range and the Magdalena Medio valley. Economic and production development in the municipality of La Gloria is based on farming and fishing. “Without a doubt, these activities are part of a program to prevent crime and protect families,” said Jaime Libreros, a security analyst at the External University of Colombia. “The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia not only have not stopped illegal recruitment efforts, especially the recruitment of children, but they have increased their recruiting capabilities. The Army’s presence plays a critical role, because it dissuades recruitment and has managed to control some sites that historically have been vital to FARC’s recruitment plans.” The presence of the Army in neighborhoods where the FARC and the ELN operates helps improve public safety in those regions and reduces the chances that these outlaw groups will terrorize civilians. “The ability to intimidate society has a huge effect. So the security forces’ efforts to secure this area are essential.”last_img read more

Peru Opens the First Military Base to Combat Narcotrafficking in VRAEM

first_imgBy Dialogo February 18, 2015 Colombian National Army scores victories against ELN, FARC Colombian National Army Soldiers dismantled a cocaine-producing laboratory operated by the National Liberation Army (ELN), and in another operation, seized a weapons cache belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Army News Agency announced February 16. The FARC and the ELN are the nation’s largest guerrilla organizations. Both illegal groups engage in narcotrafficking to finance their terrorist activities. The Army did not immediately disclose whether Soldiers captured any suspects during the operations. Colombian National Army scores victories against ELN, FARC In the Department of Norte de Santander, Soldiers with the Vulcano Task Force seized about 200 gallons of coca syrup, 375 kilograms of chopped coca leaves – the main ingredient used to make cocaine – and 100 gallons of gasoline from a clandestine laboratory. And in the municipality of Rioblanco in the Department of Tolima, Troops with the Ground Combat No. 66 Unit of the Army’s Fifth Division found 300 ammunition cartridges for rifles belonging to the FARC’s Libardo Rojas Company. The FARC and the ELN are the nation’s largest guerrilla organizations. Both illegal groups engage in narcotrafficking to finance their terrorist activities. The Army did not immediately disclose whether Soldiers captured any suspects during the operations. About half of the cocaine produced illegally in Peru every year – about 450 tons in total – is flown to Bolivia by plane before being routed internationally. The government plans to build 12 bases this year in the VRAEM, the country’s largest cocaine-producing region encompassing four areas: Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junín. Colombian National Army Soldiers dismantled a cocaine-producing laboratory operated by the National Liberation Army (ELN), and in another operation, seized a weapons cache belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Army News Agency announced February 16. “We have enough Soldiers and officers to achieve territorial control in this area, where narcotrafficking is allied with terrorism,” Defense Minister Peter Cateriano Bellido said during the base’s opening ceremony. About half of the cocaine produced illegally in Peru every year – about 450 tons in total – is flown to Bolivia by plane before being routed internationally. The government plans to build 12 bases this year in the VRAEM, the country’s largest cocaine-producing region encompassing four areas: Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, and Junín. “We have enough Soldiers and officers to achieve territorial control in this area, where narcotrafficking is allied with terrorism,” Defense Minister Peter Cateriano Bellido said during the base’s opening ceremony. The Boca Anapati base has a heliport, which is important, since drug traffickers transport about 90 percent of all cocaine produced in the VRAEM by plane. It will also house Navy vessels that will patrol nearby waters. The Peruvian Armed Forces recently inaugurated the Boca Anapati base in the Province of Satipo in the Junín region to bolster the Military’s fight against narcotraffickers in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. The Peruvian Armed Forces recently inaugurated the Boca Anapati base in the Province of Satipo in the Junín region to bolster the Military’s fight against narcotraffickers in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. In the Department of Norte de Santander, Soldiers with the Vulcano Task Force seized about 200 gallons of coca syrup, 375 kilograms of chopped coca leaves – the main ingredient used to make cocaine – and 100 gallons of gasoline from a clandestine laboratory. And in the municipality of Rioblanco in the Department of Tolima, Troops with the Ground Combat No. 66 Unit of the Army’s Fifth Division found 300 ammunition cartridges for rifles belonging to the FARC’s Libardo Rojas Company. The Boca Anapati base has a heliport, which is important, since drug traffickers transport about 90 percent of all cocaine produced in the VRAEM by plane. It will also house Navy vessels that will patrol nearby waters. last_img read more

Fresh Ideas To Spoil Mom This Mother’s Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As a thank you to everyone’s favorite superheroine, we’ve compiled a list of smart, fun, practical and elegant gifts that will show mom just how much you care and appreciate how she always saves the day. PETAL PUSHERS“The Best Mom Ever” box contains gorgeous pink peonies, relaxing bath bomb and orange burst gummies created by luxury gift company Bouquet Bar. Build your own custom gift in a designer box at a price that is right for you, $54.99-$214.99 at bouquetbar.com. Enjoy 10 percent off with special discount code: LIP10.DATE NIGHTBook those dinner reservations! UrbanSitter, a babysitting app and trusted source that helps parents with their childcare needs. Purchase a gift card and users can join by using the promo code METIME to redeem a $50 credit at urbansitter.comTHANKS FOR THE MEMORIES Boombox Memory Boxes are a special keepsake to treasure filled with custom-printed messages and photos created on 5-by-7 cards and placed  in a decorative box  of your choice. Prices range from $100  to $295. Available at boomboxgifts.comONLY THE BESTMom can indulge  in a luxurious spa day with a gift card to The Red Door Salon & Spa. Now through May 13th get up to $100 bonus spa dollars when you spend $350  or more. For more information on the Mother’s Day promo , visit TheRedDoor.com.STEP IT UPIt’s the new heel in town: “Ruth” by True gault, a  slingback shoe that is one of the hottest styles  for spring/summer  and offers a custom fit through its 3D imaging technology. There are 20-plus styles and hundreds of leathers to choose from, $250-$350.  Available at truegault.comJEWELRY THERAPYThis organic three strand diamond ring will not disappoint. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, $2,895 at fortunoff.com.DRINKS NOT INCLUDEDThis wide-brim  HAPPY HOUR straw hat by Hat Attack says what we are all thinking, $100. Available at  hatattack.comKEYS TO SUCCESSInspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features is the POSH AZIO Retro Classic Keyboard, available in different leathers or wood with three frame styles.  The USB model, $189.99 and Bluetooth model, $219.99. Available at aziocorp.comMOMUSCRIPT  Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs is a celebration of motherhood and female achievement by Jason Porath, a former Hollywood animator and outspoken feminist who lobbied to make animated films more pro-women, $24.99. Available at rejectedprincesses.comFEM-AID RescueHer Kit is the perfect backup when you break a break a nail or smudge your makeup.  Thirty-four essentials include  cosmetics, personal care and beauty items in a compact bag that can easily fit in the car or be worn, $49.95. Available at rescueher.comTHIS GIFT’S A GODSENDLet mom feel divine with The Green Goddess Box by Box Fox that promises to help mom relax and recharge. Some treats included are a journal with brass pen, a cup of tea, chocolates, bath salts and mint foot soak, $170 at shopboxfox.com.last_img read more

ICE tries to deport potential witness in Georgia doctor investigation

first_img“The women, like the girls that are speaking up, they’re getting deported, like they’re getting rid of them,” Adan continued to Vice News. “They’re getting rid of us.” A petition seeking to block her deportation has been launched by advocacy group Mijente. Click here to sign. Adan told Vice News that like others have described, she never gave the doctor consent, nor was she even told what procedure he was performing on her.“He was ‘overly aggressive,’ she said,” according to the report. “When asked whether this could have been a transvaginal ultrasound, Adan said it could, but to this day, she does not know precisely what he did.” She told Vice News that she “was shocked because, like, first of all, he didn’t explain to me what’s the procedure that he was doing to me. And he was rough on me. There was a couple of times where I said, ouch.” Johnson said during a House floor speech last month that he spoke with one detained woman “who felt pressured to agree to a gynecological surgical procedure that she was not convinced was necessary.” But when she refused, “the doctor ordered mental health evaluation. Being referred to mental health for not wanting a surgical procedure that wasn’t explained to her is completely unacceptable. Another woman told us she was subject to invasive procedures without consent and then was not given any follow-up appointments.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Campaign ActionVice News reports that four other witnesses or potential witnesses have also faced threats of deportation or have already been deported for trying to expose abuses that legislators called “a horror show” following an inspection of the facility in September. “Women at Irwin County detention described a disturbing pattern that many who visited a doctor for Gyno/OBGYN issues came back worse,” California Rep. Nanette Barragán tweeted at the time. – Advertisement – Adan said she was vocal in speaking out about what happened to her, writing to legislators and speaking to organizations, when she was told to get ready for what Vice News describes as imminent deportation to Mexico. That was blocked by Johnson’s office, though that may only be a temporary reprieve because “her lawyers still fear it could happen at any time,” the report continued. ICE’s retaliation is in fact common, and it intentionally forces abused immigrants into silence. Last month, officials attempted to deport two Black immigrants who said in a civil rights complaint that agents tortured them in order to coerce them into deportation. The asylum-seekers were pulled off the flight at the very last moment. But others haven’t been.“There has been a policy choice to allow the system that deports people without allowing them to testify or allowing government to investigate what happened to them,” Andrew Free, an immigration attorney helping in investigation efforts, told Vice News. “The consequence is that they essentially complete the obstruction of evidence.” He said people may be perfectly willing to bravely expose abuses, but then fear it will negatively impact their case and lead to separation from their family.- Advertisement –last_img read more

The city of Umag is selling an attractive plot of land for the construction of a hotel

first_imgYou can download the full text of the Public Tender and the accompanying graphic attachment HERE The City of Umag has announced a public tender for the sale of real estate owned by the City of Umag for the construction of a hotel. The land is located next to the tennis courts, ie the tennis center Stella Maris, where the Blue Lagoon Croatia Open Umag is held, the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in Croatia and the region. It is also possible to build an accommodation catering building of the hotel type, which, in addition to rooms for accommodating guests, may also have rooms for providing other services that form a spatially functional and content unit with the accommodation service. In addition to the hotel, on the same building plot can be built and accompanying facilities for catering and tourist purposes (outdoor pool, sports, recreation, service, entertainment and similar facilities that with the service of accommodating guests form a functional and meaningful whole.  The part of the cadastral parcel that is put up for tender and on which the construction of the hotel is planned is located in an attractive place at a distance of about 1500 m from the city center and on the sea, within the scope of the planned building plot T1_2. 350 beds, according to the provisions of the Ordinance on classification, categorization and special standards of catering facilities from the group of hotels (NN56 / 16), writes in a public tender.last_img read more

Holocaust memorial is too controversial

first_imgJeff Wilkin’s article of May 16 regarding the Holocaust issue in Niskayuna, now over seven months old and showing no evidence of abatement, is entirely and delightfully objective. Virtually all ramifications are well addressed in a thought-provoking manner.This issue, which has been under intense public and media scrutiny, is now extremely contentious and divisive, as demonstrated at the Niskayuna town public hearing and board Meeting in April. I am proud to be Jewish and have visited the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and now support it financially, because I believe in its excellence and historical importance. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I do not believe that the proposed memorial for Niskayuna is necessary or appropriate for the town.I firmly believe that the contention that has predictably ensued and increased is sound evidence that the issue be resolved as quickly as possible by a town vote, as mentioned in the article.Even good ideas that are particularly divisive may be allowed to be forgotten so that peace is restored and animosity resolved.The fact that a powerful Albany law firm has been hired to assist in pushing it through the Town Board, perhaps against the will of most citizens of the town, says it all.Lyle W. BarlynNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more