New Pearl Jam Side Project Painted Shield Releases Debut Single, “I Am Your Country” [Listen]

first_imgStone Gossard has not spent the past few months touring the world to promote Pearl Jam‘s 2020 release, Gigaton, as planned. Instead, the rock guitarist has reunited with former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain along with pianist Brittany Davis and folk-pop singer Mason Jennings to form a new group known as Painted Shield. The quartet released their debut single on Wednesday entitled, “I Am Your Country”, which will appear on their self-titled studio album, due out November 27th via Loosegrove Records.As Spin reports, Gossard and Chamberlain first joined forces in 2014 to write and track some instrumental demos, but those recordings have been shelved for the past seven years—although the two did release two original tracks in “Knife Fight” and “Caught in a Mess” as a limited edition 7-Inch single in October 2014. The addition of Jennings and Davis now gives the project the added fuel to hit the ground running with a mix of new material. The songs to be included on Painted Shield were written and recorded over the past five months from each of the four members’ respective home locations. Gossard would send Jennings instrumental files which he would send back to the guitarist with lyrics, melodies, and other ideas for helping each demo take shape.The new single released this week was reportedly born out of Jennings’ unfinished lyrical ideas for his own recent solo work, and is themed around a father talking to a son.“It never totally clicked for me,” Jennings told Rolling Stone. “One day I was like, ‘What if instead of a father, I flipped it and it was more abstract and talking about the stuff happening right now in the country?’”“The song tries to encapsulate what a country might say to its people,” Gossard also told Rolling Stone of their new single. “It’s the least worked-over song on the record and that makes it really visceral and immediate.”Listen to the debut single from Painted Shield below.Painted Shield – “I Am Your Country”[Video: Loosegroove Records/The Orchard Enterprises]The new band has never performed publicly, obviously, but they do hope to get some shows under their belt when concerts return, the report details.Meanwhile, Gossard’s Pearl Jam bandmate Eddie Vedder recently joined the Instagram party in hopes of promoting mail-in voting ahead of this year’s election season.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Helicopter Crash in London

first_imgPosted by Beanyman62News on YouTube – The emergency services are responding to reports of a helicopter crash in south London. The London Fire Brigade said it had received multiple calls of a helicopter hitting a crane in Vauxhall. Ex-BBC producer Paul Ferguson says the helicopter “plummeted straight into the ground”. Subscribe to see more videos: http://tinyurl.com/NewsSub Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beanyman62 Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair uselast_img

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EB18: Colnago Concept Disc a road reality, C64 Gold a limited rarity

first_imgTwo summers ago Colnago debuted their Concept aero road bike. A year later there was talk of a disc brake version, which only just now becomes a reality. And the Colnago C64 took over the lightweight road flagship role earlier this year, but now a super limited edition C64 Gold sets itself even higher in 24K detailing.2019 Colnago Concept Disc Brake carbon aero road bikeTech details-wise the Colnago Concept Disc features mostly the same tech & design as the rim brake model. In fact Colnago has gone out of their way over the past couple years to blur any real model differentiation between rim brake and disc brake bikes. Narrow and deep tube shaping is what governed the development of the Concept aero road bike and that doesn’t change for this disc brake version.Sure, not every one of their bikes is available with disc brakes, but when they are Colnago likes to keep the nomenclature broad. The bike is designed with flat mount disc brake calipers and standard 12mm thru-axles keeping everything clean and simple.The bike was built up with Vittoria tires that measure 24mm wide for us, so you can see there’s not a lot of extra tire clearance in there. 28mm tires are said to fit, just like they do in the rim brake version.The bike retains the narrow profile of its rim brake predecessor, and in fact features exactly the same geometry, down to the claimed 406mm chainstays on the medium frame. The bike is available in an eight size range (42-58cm with sloping geometry); and headtube angle seattube angle, and chainstay length are size specific across the entire range to deliver consistent handling.The front end features Colnago’s two piece aero bar and stem combo that effectively uses a traditional round bar clamping area to provide full adjustability.Small fairings close the gap between the aero bar and stem shapes, while under the stem is an accessory mounting point for an out-front GPS mount or this Campy EPS control box, plus internal cable routing access points beneath the bar.The new disc brake bike even gets the new ThreadFit 82.5 bottom bracket that Colnago developed for the new C64 together with CeramicSpeed.At the back of the bike a rear wheel cutout tucks in close off the seattube, a hidden wedge style clamp holds the seatpost, and the post itself features a recessed cutout to provide some comfortable flex.If you want to stick with stick with direct mount rim brakes, Colnago can still do that for you in a standard Colnago Concept as well.2019 Colnago C64 Gold, ultra limited edition 24K carbon road bikeLimited to just 64 total bikes worldwide, the C64 Gold builds on the Colnago’s revamped flagship light & stiff road bike debuted earlier this year. The handmade frame remains essentially the same, outside of the fully bling 24K gold leaf detailing and one of the highest-end build spec’s you’ll find anywhere.If the actual gold detailing isn’t enough to show your riding buddies how rare your C64 Gold is, this little number plate under the bottle cage should remind them. The C64 Gold features the same Italian made lightweight oversized tubing that Colnago says are even more durable than the previous generation C60, joined together with Colnago’s iconic external carbon lugs.It looks like the C64 Gold will be exclusively built up out of the disc brake version of the bike, and gets a build kit that reminds you this is a bike for people who don’t ask how much it costs. Dura-Ace R9170 groupset, check. Carbon Ti rotors, check. Lightweight Meilenstein Disc wheels, check.You even get to sit on top of a gold-leafed saddle.The full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 group gets tricked out even more with CeramicSpeed OSPWs (what no 3D printed ti ones?) and a SRM x Look carbon power meter crank with carbon Carbon Ti rings. Yeah, I didn’t have the stomach to ask about the price.Colnago.comlast_img read more

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New Mission Gateway plan vastly changed; apartments, most retail gone; Walmart gets bigger, hotel added

first_imgMission Gateway developer Tom Valenti presenting his new plan to the city Wednesday. Photo by Bill NicholsSaying “we have no alternative but to get going,” Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti revealed a radically different plan for the site Wednesday. The Walmart anchor is still part of the proposal – in fact it gets bigger – but most other aspects of the original proposal are gone. A small hotel is added to the plan. Valenti is still asking for city support in financing the project.“This is not what we first talked about,” Valenti told a joint city council-planning commission meeting. “Quite frankly, we have no choice.” The new plan is scaled back to a $100 million project from the original $170 million proposal that yielded construction estimates well over $200 million.Eliminated in the new proposal is a Sprouts Farmers Market grocery, a Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, a fitness center, a multi-deck parking garage and most of the other retail components. Also gone are plans for 300 market-rate apartments that would have occupied about 310,000 square feet on the property in a multi-story residential component with retail on the first floor.What is left in the new proposal is a more conventional Walmart store that grows from 150,000 square feet in the original plans to 175,000 square feet with an additional 4,000 square foot garden center. The Walmart would have a grocery, but would be a one-story building much like a traditional Walmart. Valenti showed pictures of a Walmart near 159th and Metcalf as an example of the prospect for the new building. “This is just an example to show you that a Walmart does not have to look like a big box,” he said.The original plans called for a new Walmart concept with other retail located above it. In the new proposal the Walmart store entrance would face the west – the large surface parking lot – with the rear of the store facing Roe Avenue. Valenti said it would be screened from view.A hotel is planned for the southwest corner along Shawnee Mission Parkway. Valenti said it will be a national brand “boutique” hotel with 150 rooms with about four stories with a restaurant possibly added to the bottom floor. “There is another one in Johnson County south of here,” Valenti said. The hotel has signed a letter of intent. The hotel is about 75,000 square feet.A small one-story retail strip would be located in the northwest corner at Johnson Drive and Roeland Drive, providing about 8,000 square feet of retail space. The original concept had about 280,000 square feet of retail space in addition to the Walmart. The original multi-use proposal also was multiple story with a multi-story parking structure. Except for the hotel, the new proposal is all one story with surface parking instead of a structure.The project would still involve a Tax Increment Financing district (TIF) and a Community Improvement District (CID) that would finance bonds to support the development. The new proposal is for $25 million in special obligation bonds that would be paid from the TIF and CID proceeds. Valenti indicated the project is dependent on the public financing.“We believe we have the construction financing lined up,” he said, adding the banks want to know that the city will authorize the bonds. “I want to know that this is not dead on arrival,” he asked the council and commission. Although several members asked questions, none of them gave Valenti a direct response to his question.The new plan will require a new development agreement and public hearings on the financing proposal. It also would require a zoning change from the current multi-use designation and amendments to the city’s comprehensive plan and zoning text. Currently, the city prohibits any retail building of more than 50,000 square feet from being single-story.A joint meeting of the Mission city council and plan commission heard the new plans for the Mission Gateway project. Photo by Bill Nicholslast_img read more

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Student pleads guilty in connection with Shawnee Mission East sexual assault incident

first_imgThe 15-year-old boy who was accused of sexually assaulting a girl at Shawnee Mission East in September has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated battery and will be required to register as sex offender for five years.The boy, who was not identified because of his age, also is serving a 10-day sentence at a juvenile detention facility and will be on probation for two years, according to a statement from the Johnson County District Attorney office.The sentencing also required him to attend intensive inpatient psychological treatment. The youth also has agreed to pay restitution for the counseling of his victims.The charges were brought originally in connection with a Sept. 14 incident at SM East in which a 14-year-old girl told school officials she was touched inappropriately after being pushed into the boy’s restroom.It was later reported by The Kansas City Star that the boy, who lives in Leawood, also assaulted a second girl the same day the bathroom incident took place. The boy also was said to have exposed himself to a third girl in April 2015, according to the complaint filed by the district attorney.The incident prompted students at SM East to wear black in solidarity with the girl who reported the assault, a movement that spread to other high schools in the metropolitan area via a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #WearBlacktoStopAttacks.last_img read more

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Minnesota men’s hockey sweeps Michigan State on the road

first_imgThat advantage continued on Saturday, adding to the focus of consistency this weekend.When the score was all tied up and tensions were running high in the third period Saturday, Michigan native and Minnesota forward Brent Gates Jr. scored the go-ahead goal, and what eventually became the game-winner.Gates had six shots of Minnesota’s 34 overall in the game.Schierhorn put up another strong performance Saturday and saved 17 of 19 shots faced.The Gophers fell behind early in the game yet again, just like they did Friday night. Michigan State forward JT Stenglein scored both opening goals over the weekend.Defenseman Jake Bischoff started the comeback for the Gophers and scored the first goal of the game on his only shot of the game mid-way through the second period. From there, Minnesota would add a power play goal from forward Rem Pitlick, Gates’ goal, and an empty-net goal from forward Tyler Sheehy.Sheehy is Minnesota’s top scorer this season, and with the empty-netter Saturday, has points in eight consecutive games for the Gophers — bringing his season total to 23 points in 16 games.Minnesota hadn’t swept Michigan State on the road since the 1978-79 season.“Part of the great stuff that our team does is battle back,” Gates said. “You play for each other, and you have the will to battle back and win a game on the road like that.” Minnesota men’s hockey sweeps Michigan State on the roadThe Gophers hadn’t swept the Spartans since the 1978-79 season. Maddy Fox, Daily File PhotoGophers forward Brent Gates Jr. battles for the puck against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena on Oct. 21, 2016. Drew CoveDecember 12, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe brooms have been sitting idle for nearly two months, but the Gophers brought them out this weekend.No. 11 Minnesota (9-5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) swept Michigan State (4-8-1, 0-2 Big Ten) and won 4-2 on both Friday and Saturday.“It was a good team win for us,” said head coach Don Lucia.In an early game at Munn Arena in East Lansing, the Gophers got off to a rocky start again, with Michigan State scoring the first goal just 3:30 into the first period. Minnesota scored the eventual game-winner on a fluke play by Michigan State goaltender Ed Minney. The netminder attempted to clear the puck, but did not see the streaking Minnesota forward Vinni Lettieri, and the senior potted the puck into the empty net for the third goal of the game. “I really had no time to react,” Lettieri said. “It was just kind of a non-conscious thing that I just put in, but those are just lucky bounces.”Lettieri’s goal was his seventh of the season, bringing his season point total to 15 points in 15 games.The Gophers got some security near the end of the game with an empty net goal from forward Darian Romanko, the first official goal of his career, to make the score 4-2.Although goaltender Eric Schierhorn didn’t face a lot of shots, he remained consistent Friday and allowed two goals on 14 shots for the victory.The Gophers had a major shot advantage for the game and gave the Spartans goaltender a busy night by having a 44-14 advantage.last_img read more

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A research-backed reason not to worry about what your peers think of you

first_imgCan you ever really know what your colleagues think about you? New research suggests there’s a good chance you already do. We should see the results as good news, says Brian Connelly, a management professor at University of Toronto Scarborough and a co-author of the research, which was published in Psychological Science. “As a general, maybe even evolutionary mechanism, it’s important for us to have some sense of what we’re like and what people around us are like, so we can appropriately anticipate where we will succeed and where we’ll fail,” he explains. Read the whole story: Quartz In a meta-analysis led by Hyunji Kim, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, researchers from Canada and Australia found that across more than 150 studies in which subjects ranked themselves in personality tests and were rated by peers, the gaps between self- and peer-perceptions were not wide. This wasn’t the case when the subjects of a study were strangers, but it was as true for work colleagues as it was between friends.last_img read more

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Study links cyberchondria to the belief that dwelling on thoughts is uncontrollable

first_imgShare on Twitter Research published in the journal Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy sheds new light on cyberchondria — the relatively new phenomenon of health anxiety that is caused by excessive use of internet health websites. The new study found that cyberchondria is linked to both problematic Internet use and metacognitive beliefs.“This research is an extension of prior research I have completed examining the escalation of health anxiety following repeated internet searches for medical information (sometimes referred to as ‘cyberchondria’). A particular focus of this study was better understanding how beliefs individuals hold may contribute to that escalation of health anxiety,” said the study’s corresponding author, Thomas A. Fergus of Baylor University.For their study, the researchers surveyed nearly 600 U.S. adults who had used the internet to search for health-related information. Fergus and his colleague found a correlation between cyberchondria and problematic Internet use. People who agreed with statements such as “I find it hard stop worrying about symptoms or perceived medical conditions that I have researched online” and “I trust my GP/medical professional’s diagnosis over my online self-diagnosis” were more likely to also have problems with controlling their Internet use.In addition, cyberchondria was correlated with a particular belief about our thoughts. People who scored higher on the cyberchondria test were also more likely to believe that “dwelling on thoughts of illness is uncontrollable.”“The main study findings are that cyberchondria is related to difficulties managing internet use in general (not specifically tied to internet use surrounding medical information),” Fergus explained. “Beliefs individuals hold about their own thinking — known as metacognitive beliefs — appear particularly relevant to cyberchondria. Metacognitive beliefs that individuals hold pertaining to not having control over their health-related thoughts were most robustly related to cyberchondria.”The study was the first to examine the relationship between metacognitive beliefs and cyberchondria, but — as usual — more research is needed. The study employed a cross-sectional design, preventing the researchers from drawing any inferences about cause and effect.“This study represents preliminary findings and future research is needed to examine whether metacognitive beliefs represent a cause or consequence of cyberchondria,” Fergus told PsyPost. “Undoubtedly, other variables warrant consideration in a comprehensive model of cyberchondria. My research team is looking to examine those variables in the service of detailing such a model of cyberchondria.”Obsessively searching the web for possible health conditions can be problematic, but there is nothing wrong with occasionally researching medical information on the internet.“It is important to note that not all internet searches for medical information are maladaptive, as, for many individuals, internet searches for medical information leads to a sense of relief and/or improved health awareness,” Fergus said.The study, “Cyberchondria: Examining relations with problematic Internet use and metacognitive beliefs“, was also co-authored by Marcantonio M. Spada. LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Share Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

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COVID-19 Scan for Jul 23, 2020

first_imgBrazilian trial finds no COVID-19 benefit from hydroxychloroquine, azithromycinA randomized controlled trial of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Brazil found that the use of hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, did not improve clinical status at 15 days compared with standard care, researchers reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine.The multicenter trial, conducted at 55 hospitals in Brazil, included 667 patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and mild-to-moderate illness. Participants were randomly assigned 1:1:1 to receive standard of care, standard of care plus 400 milligrams of hydroxychloroquine twice daily, or standard of care plus hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (500 mg once daily for 7 days).Standard of care included the use of glucocorticoids, other immunomodulators, antibiotics, and antivirals. The primary outcome was clinical status at 15 days based on the use of a seven-level ordinal scale, with a score of 1 indicating not hospitalized and 7 indicating death.A total of 504 patients had confirmed COVID-19 and were included in the intention-to-treat analysis. Compared with standard care, the proportional odds of having a higher score on the seven-point ordinal scale at 15 days were not affected by being treated with hydroxychloroquine alone (odds ratio [OR], 1.21; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.69 to 2.11; P = 1.00) or hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin (OR, 0.99; 95% CI, 0.57 to 1.73; P = 1.00). There was also no effect on secondary outcomes.In addition, more adverse events, including prolongation of the corrected QT interval and elevation of liver-enzyme levels, occurred in patients receiving hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin (39.3%) and hydroxychloroquine alone (33.7%) than in patients receiving standard care (22.6%).Jul 23 N Engl J Med study Study reveals risk factors for COVID-19 deaths in nursing homesCOVID-19 infections passed from staff members to residents at 627 long-term care (LTC) facilities in Ontario, Canada, by early April were strongly associated with resident deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to a study published yesterday in JAMA Network Open.By Apr 10, 198 of 401 [49%] of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths had occurred in residents of LTC facilities, prompting researchers at the University of Toronto to conduct a cohort study comparing community-living Ontarians older than 69 years who died of coronavirus by Apr 11 with nursing home residents who died by Apr 7.Of the 627 nursing homes, 272 (43.4%) reported COVID-19 infections in residents or employees. Of 1,731,315 community-living Ontarians older than 69 years, 229 (<0.1%) died, as did 83 (0.1%) of an estimated 79,498 nursing home residents.Thus, the incident rate ratio (IRR) for coronavirus deaths in LTC residents was 13.1 (95% CI, 9.9 to 17.3) versus their community-living counterparts. The IRR rose dramatically over time, to 87.3 (95% credible interval, 6.4 to 769.8) by Apr 11. Staff member infections were linked to resident deaths after a 6-day lag (adjusted IRR for death per infected employee, 1.17; 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.26).The authors said that the study adds another risk factor to the list of long-recognized drivers of nursing home deaths, such as advanced resident age, lack of access to testing, difficulty maintaining physical distance among mobile residents with dementia, crowding, low staff-to-resident ratios, staff movement among different nursing home sites, and care needs that necessitate close contact between staff and residents.It also shows that staff are more likely to infect residents than vice versa. The authors noted that, in addition to staff-to-resident infection, fear of COVID-19 could have kept some employees home, increasing the risk of resident death from dehydration or other means.As of Jun 10, 1,766 nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 in Ontario, constituting 71% of all deaths in the province."Early identification of risk requires a focus on testing, providing personal protective equipment to staff, and restructuring the LTC workforce to prevent the movement of COVID-19 between facilities," the authors wrote.Jul 22 JAMA Netw Open study Live COVID-19 virus isolated from human nose-throat, saliva specimensA small study published yesterday in Clinical Microbiology and Infection found live SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in one nose-throat swab and two saliva specimens of five infected hospital patients in Korea 11 to 15 days after symptom onset.Researchers collected nose-throat swabs, saliva, urine, and stool samples from the patients hospitalized from Feb 25 to Mar 5 on days 8, 11, 13, 15, and 30 after study enrollment. They performed quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to detect SARS-CoV-2 RNA and cell culture to detect viable virus.No live virus—only viral RNA—was isolated on cell culture from five urine, two saliva, four nose-throat, and three fecal specimens.The researchers also inoculated two groups of ferrets intranasally with two patient urine specimens and one fecal specimen found to contain SARS-CoV-2 RNA on qRT-PCR. Nasal washes were collected from the ferrets every 2 days until 8 days after infection. Live virus was isolated from the nasal washes of one feces-treated ferret and two urine-treated ferrets. All treated ferrets showed moderate increases in temperature and nasal discharge and decreased activity at days 4 and 6.Median patient age was 63 years, and three patients were men. One patient had mild illness, three had severe disease and needed supplementary oxygen, and one patient was critically ill with respiratory failure and septic shock. Four of the five patients had recovered by the time of specimen sampling, while the fifth still required mechanical ventilation.The authors noted that, because of the lack of collection of specimens from coronavirus patients over time, the study couldn't provide information about changing viral loads. Also, the findings in ferrets may not apply to humans for several reasons, one of them being that the viral dose that can infect a ferret might be different than that in humans.Jul 22 Clin Microbiol Infect studylast_img read more

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CDM made simple

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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