Dopapod Announces End Of Hiatus With Show At The Capitol Theatre


first_imgAfter days of speculation following a teaser announcement earlier this week, Dopapod has officially announced their return! The band will officially reunite on the historic stage of Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre on Saturday, April 27th, 2019.“We’re all incredibly excited to bring the band back together to usher in the next chapter of Dopapod,” keyboardist Eli Winderman shares in a press release about the end of the band’shiatus. “We’ve been blown away by the amount of speculation on our return and just the overall love and support surrounding the band.”“There is so much history at The Cap and it’s truly an honor to be a part of that,” continues Winderman. “We’re looking forward to doing our thing there and it just felt like the perfect venue to bring the band back.” So far, the show at The Capitol Theatre is the band’s only planned performance.Comprised of guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones, and keyboardist Eli Winderman, Dopapod has a deep history dating back to 2007, with over 1,000 live shows under their belts.The members of Dopapod and their crew have kept busy in their time “off” as a band. Lighting and Sound Designer, Luke Stratton, has been with the Smashing Pumpkins on a tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. Rob Compa wrote and recorded his first solo album, and has been performing alongside different bands including Barika, which features Craig Myers (Mike Gordon Band), and more. Eli Winderman has been working with Jesse Miller (Lotus) on their band, Octave Cat, and started a weekly funk show in Philadelphia, Funk n’ Bowl. Chuck Jones and Neal “Fro” Evans recorded a new album as Mom and Dad, touring it across the country.“This last year was much needed for all of us,” continues Winderman. “We all were able to explore other musical avenues in our lives and it really helped inspire everyone.”General on-sale for the upcoming reunion show at the Capitol Theatre is this Friday, January 25th at 12 p.m. ET here. A very limited number of tickets are available now via the which can be unlocked using the code “Dopafam”.Additionally, “#1 Best Dopapod” VIP Packages, which are paired with a private show and catered brunch at Garcia’s on Sunday, April 28th, are available to 150 lucky fans. These packages include: early entry to the show on April 27th, (1) one ticket to the April 27th show, (1) one audio download of the show, (1) one ticket to a special Storyteller Set and Q&A + catered brunch on Sunday, April 28th and Garcia’s, (1) one limited edition signed poster, and a photo opportunity with the band. The VIP show will run from 12 – 2 pm on the 28th, with doors opening at 11 am.last_img read more

New York offers $350 million to speed energy storage installations


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:New York governor Andrew M Cuomo on Thursday unveiled a roadmap with a set of recommendations aimed at facilitating the state in reaching its goal of deploying 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025.The comprehensive plan is part of the measures addressed towards fighting climate change, improving power grid resilience and enhancing the benefits of renewables generation to meet peak demand for electricity. “This roadmap is the next step to not only grow our clean energy economy and create jobs, but to improve the resiliency of the grid to keep our power running in the face of extreme weather and other emergency situations,” Governor Cuomo said.The short-term recommendations include the provision of $350 million in incentives to speed up deployment of advanced storage systems, as well as additional funding storage capacity linked to solar projects developed under the NY-Sun initiative. The proposed measures also include regulatory changes to utility rates, solicitations and carbon values, facilitating the project permitting and siting process so as to cut indirect and soft costs, and modifications to wholesale market rules.The plan was developed by the Department of Public Service and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).Separately, the NY Green Bank has committed to provide at least $200 million for storage-related investments. The state-sponsored investment fund is also expected to launch a request for proposals later this year for projects incorporating solar and energy storage technologies. At present, New York has around 60 MW of advanced energy storage capacity and an additional 500 MW in the pipeline. The state also owns 1,400 MW of traditional pumped hydro storage capacity.More: New York issues roadmap to achieve 1.5 GW energy storage goal New York offers $350 million to speed energy storage installationslast_img read more

Archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das get engaged in Ranchi, will tie the knot next year


first_img LIVE TV First Published: 11th December, 2018 16:23 IST Written By COMMENT Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das exchanged rings in an engagement ceremony in Ranchi, and they will tie the knot next year. Wearing a cream and green coloured ‘lehenga-chunhi’, the 24-year-old Deepika was seen performing a traditional puja with the 26-year-old Atanu at her Ratu-Chatti residence Monday. READ: Archer Deepika Kumari Wins Bronze In World Cup FinalsFormer Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and his wife Mira Munda were present on the occasion.  WATCH US LIVE Deepika had been felicitated with the Padma Shri in 2016. She was also honoured with the Arjuna Award, India’s second-highest sporting award by President Pranab Mukherjee in 2012.  Press Trust Of India 1 year ago Mizoram assembly election results. LIVE updates The rituals took place at Deepika’s ancestral village Chatti in Ranchi. Atanu belongs to Kolkata, West Bengal. The ceremonies were conducted in a simple manner along with rituals to seek blessings from God ahead of the new step in their lives.  Deepika’s mother Geeta Devi reportedly said that close to 100 guests were invited for the gathering which included friends, family members and relatives. She also revealed that the bride-to-be’s residence adorned a floral look, with the decorations both inside and outside the house being done with flowers.      Kolkata’s Das, who is world number 17, has been a regular in the men’s recurve team, but has flattered to deceive in showpiece events, and returned empty-handed from the Asian Games in Indonesia.A former world number one and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Deepika has slipped to no five currently. A two-time Olympian, Deepika has won three silver medals and one bronze in World Cup Finals but has repeatedly failed to make a mark at the Olympics. center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US READ: IN PICTURES: Rajnath Singh Takes Part In Archery In Mongolia; Watches Folk-dance, Wrestling And Samples Nomadic FareThe archer-duo reportedly met during the 2013 World Cup Mixed Team in Columbia. Deepika and Atanu together had won the bronze medal for India. After the engagement ceremony, both the archers told the media that 2019 will be a busy year, which will include the Olympic qualifications. “So we have decided to tie the knot around November next year,” Das and Deepika, who were part of the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics, said.  Last Updated: 11th December, 2018 16:49 IST Archers Deepika Kumari And Atanu Das Get Engaged In Ranchi, Will Tie The Knot Next Year Indian archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das exchanged rings in an engagement ceremony in Ranchi and they will tie the knot next year.  WE RECOMMEND 1 year ago Mid-air smoke forces IndiGo flight to make emergency landing in Kolkata 1 year ago Results of assembly polls indicate people fed up with rhetoric: AAPlast_img read more

Increase in fatal accidents recorded for 2018 – Top Cop


first_img…says crime rate declined by 11%There has been an overall spike in the number of fatal accidents recorded for 2018, when compared to the same period last year.This was revealed by Police Commissioner Leslie James on Friday during his remarks at the A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) annual award ceremony, where he gave a breakdown of some crime and accident statistics for this year.According to the Top Cop, serious crime on the other hand has decreased by 11 per cent. “We’ve had a spike in the fatal accidents… We have seen a decrease of 11 per cent in serious crimes overall. Even the specific types of serious crimes we’ve seen a reduction.”While examining these statistics, James informed that next year will see a “muchPolice Commissioner Leslie Jamesreformed” Guyana Police Force (GPF). This is given into consideration since their main goal is to improve capacity in training, infrastructure and human resource; areas which are crucially essential at this time.“The main aspect that we’re addressing at this point in time up to the end of 2018 would be training, infrastructure and human resources management. We’ve recognised that there is a need for those things to be addressed almost immediately.”He used his platform to make some requests, which can affect how the GPF can function in a positive manner. This includes provisions for a traffic advisory board, training board and promotion board. At present, consultations were convened to determine whether these panels should be reinstated.‘There is need for the Traffic Advisory Board. There is need for a training board and of course, a promotion board. We have strongly recommended the resuscitation of those Boards. If we are an organisation that can be recognised as a prudent organisation, those Boards ought to be in place,” the Police Commissioner insisted.Christmas preparationsFor the approaching holiday season, calls were made for persons to monitor the use of the roadways and desist from driving under the influence of alcohol. It was noted that special attention will be given in an effort to reduce fatalities and moreover, avoid a surge in these offences for 2018.“I would like to take the opportunity to urge the motorists and pedestrians to especially at this point in time, when there is this urge to imbibe excessively, to be careful on our roadways. If you have to drink, don’t drive.”Close attention will be paid to entertainment establishments and other individuals who play music at an “unacceptable” volume.James explained, “I’m also taking the opportunity to call on establishments to conform with the laws of Guyana which at a time, when you are required to cease the playing of music. Equally, I will call on individuals who will be hosting barbecues and other activities.”“Your permit would have has a stipulated time. I’m asking that you cooperate with your staff when they approach you to remind you of the time when your music should be shut off,” he further stated.His “Christmas message” was, “I would urge all of us to take some time out to be with our loved ones and the persons who mean the most to you. It is a time of sharing, a time of giving. Visit the older folks [and] gain some knowledge from the older folks and show them love.”last_img read more

Chickens on front line in W. Nile battle


first_imgIt’s a low-tech approach to help in a modern-day problem. And they get paid in chicken feed. Since 1986, the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District has had a surveillance system in place that uses chickens to monitor the early spread of viruses, including West Nile. According to the district, these chickens serve as sentinels or preemptive warning signals for the presence of virus activity. Among the viruses high on the list is West Nile, a mosquito-borne disease common in Africa, west Asia, the Middle East, and recently in North America. It was first detected in the United States in 1999. The district reported the virus was found in a chicken Jan. 1 in Monterey Park near Garvey Ranch Park and in a dead crow March 1 in El Monte. Kenn Fujioka, the district’s assistant manager, attributes the two cases to recent weather conditions. State public health officials said seven counties have reported West Nile cases this year but none has involved humans. The vector control recommends people check property for standing water, dump any stagnant water and contact the district if there are problems with mosquitoes. To report a dead bird or for more information, call the California West Nile Virus Hotline at (877) 968-2473 or visit [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 There are about 10 flocks located in various cities including Arcadia, Monterey Park and Glendora. The chickens, purchased from a farm in Riverside County, are blood tested every 10 days for antibodies to the most common mosquito-transmitted viruses. “By doing this, it gives us a chance to find the breeding source and eliminate the transmission to residents,” said Kelly Middleton, vector district spokeswoman. The viruses are harmless to the infected chickens. Michelle Mussuto, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health, said the chickens are purchased in April and tested until November, or up to one year, and are then sold back to the farm they lived at when the season is over. last_img read more

Olunga scores as Reysol go top of J2 league


first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga celebrates scoring for his Japanese club Kashiwa ReysolNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga scored a 17th minute equalizer as his Japanese second tier side Kashiwa Reysol came from a goal down to beat Toshigi SC 2-1 and move top of the J2 league on Saturday.Olunga netted Kashiwa’s equalizer in the 17th minute taking his side back level after Daichi Inui had given the home team a third minute lead. Cristiano da Silva then scored the winner a minute into the second half as Kashiwa picked their fifth consecutive win to move top of the standings with 46 points, two ahead of closest challengers Kyoto Sanga.Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga celebrates scoring for his Japanese club Kashiwa ReysolKashiwa who are hunting a return to the J1 league will face off with Okayama on Wednesday before playing at home against Rukyu on Sunday.Olunga has been an integral part of the team since he joined mid last season and his goal on Saturday afternoon was his seventh in 14 games in which he has also picked up two assists.Already, Olunga has more than doubled his effort from last season where he scored three goals in 10 appearances after joining from the Chinese Super League.0Shares0000(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more