Zoogma Reveals First Single “What It Is” Ahead Of Upcoming EP Release

first_imgLive electronic quartet Zoogma has been busy over the past year. While maintaining a busy tour schedule, the band has been steadily working on their new concept record, A Future in Blue. The new record combines their Mississippi/Memphis blues roots with their unique electronica sound to bring listeners their own refreshing brand of “Future-Blues”.The first single, “What It Is”, mixes Leslie-driven guitar and classic 70’s-era horns, with catchy vintage-blues samples that mesh with the funky, futuristic electronic sound Zoogma delivers both live and in the studio. Listen to the new single, streaming below.Zoogma finishes off 2016 with a handful of shows in the southeast to complete their A Future in Blue fall tour. Check out the band’s tour schedule below.Zoogma 2016 Tour Dates11/18 – Orlando, FL – Zen Awakening12/2 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen12/3 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco12/8 – Boca Raton, FL – Funky Buddha Lounge12/9 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall12/10 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar12/16 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 512/23 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge12/30 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Loungelast_img read more

Kudzu bug control

first_imgKudzu bugs have awakened from their winter slumber and can be found alighting on just about anything white or light-colored, from small cars to large trucks and homes to commercial buildings. University of Georgia experts say controlling this new pest isn’t as easy as spraying a pesticide.“These are flying bugs that move from one site to another,” said UGA entomologist Dan Suiter. “You spray the ones you see today and more will come tomorrow.”Loves kudzu, soybeansKudzu bugs, technically called Megacopta cribraria, have green to brown bodies, stipples on their wing covers and wide back ends. A member of the stinkbug family, they can be confused with brown-marmorated stinkbugs or lady beetles, Suiter said. They have a distinct odor that is often mistaken for a natural gas leak. Kudzu bugs feed on Georgia’s most famous weed, kudzu, and other legumes, and they become active in the spring.If your home is overrun by kudzu bugs, and you want instant gratification, Suiter says you can spray the pests with an over-the-counter, pyrethroid insecticide. “With pyrethroids, you could put all products in a bag, pull one out, and it’d be just as effective as the 10 products left in the bag. There’s little, if any difference, in pyrethroid effectiveness in over-the-counter products,” he said. “If you apply any of these products directly to the bugs, they’ll die quickly.”Look for products that end in ‘-thrin’Pyrethroid insecticides can be recognized easily because the name of the active ingredient ends in “-thrin,” Suiter said. Examples of commonly used pyrethroids are bifenthrin, cypermethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, cyfluthrin and permethrin. Pyrethroid products (sprays, aerosols and granulars) dominate the over-the-counter market and are also common in the professional market.In January 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began severely restricting the use of pyrethroid sprays around structures. “The bottom line is the EPA wants to keep these insecticides out of water by putting some sensible use restrictions on them (mainly no treatment of flat, hard surfaces where the insecticide can be washed into water),” Suiter said. “These changes will impact use labels for professional pest control operators and homeowners.” These changes were prompted by emerging data showing that pyrethroid insecticides applied to hard surfaces end up in water where they can be toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates, he said. Remove kudzu to remove kudzu bugsThe problem with spot treating kudzu bugs with any pesticide is that unless their food source is removed, more kudzu bugs will arrive soon after to replace the recently deceased. If you can’t or don’t want to remove the pest’s food source — kudzu or soybeans — then the pest is likely to return.Researchers with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have been searching for the best control methods since the bug was discovered in Georgia in 2009. In Griffin, Ga., Suiter and his colleagues focus on homeowner control, while in Tifton, Ga., UGA entomologist Phillip Roberts focuses on controlling the pest in Georgia soybean fields. The researchers have found professional grade pyrethroids last longer and are formulated better to control the pest in soybean fields.“It’s not an issue of one product being better than another as much as it is the source of the bugs and what can and cannot be done about the source,” Suiter said. To help keep kudzu bug numbers down inside your home, UGA experts recommend sealing all cracks an eighth of an inch or wider and spot spraying around all potential entry points with an appropriately labeled residual spray. “These steps are best taken in the fall before the onset of kudzu bug movement,” Suiter said. Seal windows, doors and ventsIn the summer, remove kudzu if possible and make sure all windows are screened, doors remain closed and door sweeps are installed on all exterior doors. Soffit, ridge and gable vents should also be properly screened. In locations where screening cannot be used, such as around pipe penetrations, stuff steel wool into the openings.To gain relief from insects covering the outside of homes, an exterior wall application of an insecticide spray labeled for outdoor nuisance insect control may be needed, Suiter said. UGA experts discourage the use of insecticides to control kudzu bugs indoors. Vacuum up the bugs and place the bagged insects in hot, soapy water. “They shouldn’t be crushed because they can stain indoor surfaces, and the resulting odors are difficult to eliminate,” he said.For more information, search “kudzu bugs” on the UGA CAES publication site at www.caes.uga.edu/publications or visit www.kudzubug.org.last_img read more

Founder of House & Garden, Bob and Katrina Ferres have put their tropical retreat on the market

first_img14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“We have had the home for a while and the renovation really freshens it up,” Mr Ferres said.“My wife is an interior decorator so she opened it up and made it light and bright.“It is a really relaxing space to be in.”Mr Ferres said he spends most of his time outside in the alfresco area. The pool us surrounded by manicured lawns and tropical gardens. “I like to sit out there and have my coffee,” he said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.“I am really proud of my neighbourhood, it’s safe and secure and the reason we are moving is because our neighbours have moved,” he said. “They moved to Montego Hills and it turns out there is a house for sale next door to them.“It is kind of a funny story but we decided to stay neighbours with them and buy there.” The home at 14/131 Morala Ave has an open-plan living area with a modern style. A wine cellar adds a touch of luxury to the design. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.The home in the Seaquester Quays estate sprawls out on a 980sq m block and includes a 10m private marina berth. The couple said they recently spent more than $250,000 on renovations. “We moved here from the Hunter Valley in 1990 and it was the first place we bought,” Mr Ferres said. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.HOMEOWNERS Bob and Katrina Ferres are parting ways with their Runaway Bay home after 27 years.The couple, who founded homewares chain House & Garden in 1984, said the five-bedroom home was a perfect fit for their family. 14/131 Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We founded the business in the Hunter Valley and brought it to the Gold Coast.“We haven’t moved since because we just couldn’t think of any place better to live. “The estate has two tennis courts and I get up every morning and go to Southport for a swim.”Mr Ferres said he had been in the estate so long he was the trees user of the body corporate.last_img read more

Blues ‘battle United’ for player

first_imgChelsea are locked in a ‘titanic battle’ to sign highly-rated teenage midfielder Paul Pogba from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mirror.Pogba, 18, has been stalling over signing a new contract at Old Trafford and Chelsea are said to be keen to capture him but have picked up mixed messages from his camp about whether he wants to move.AVB remains in the news.The Sun say Daniel Sturridge is considering his future at Chelsea.A friend of the player is quoted as saying: “Daniel will be distraught if Chelsea finish outside the top four — he’s desperate to prove himself at the highest level and that means he wants Champions League football, not Europa League.”Sturridge, 22, was recently reported to want an improved contract at Stamford Bridge and is apparently unhappy at being played on the wing rather than as a central striker.The Daily Mail say Chelsea’s apparent emergency plan to reappoint Guus Hiddink suffered a setback after it emerged he is a serious candidate to take over at ambitious Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala.The Independent, Sun and Daily Telegraph report yesterday’s comments by Andre Villas-Boas’ former president at Porto, Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa.He suggested that the under-pressure Chelsea manager could take over at Inter Milan and that members of the Blues squad are texting ex-boss Jose Mourinho – who has been linked with a return to west London.Mark Hughes is having a difficult start as QPR boss.Mourinho has been accused of undermining AVB’s position, The Sun declare.The Sun claimed on Tuesday that Jose Bosingwa was one of only three Chelsea players who are fully behind their manager.And The Mirror today quote the defender as saying: “The dressing room has confidence in the coach. Villas-Boas is a good coach and he’s demonstrated that with his success in Portugal.”Meanwhile, the Daily Star claim QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has turned up the heat on manager Mark Hughes with his comments on Twitter following the weekend defeat at Blackburn.Fernandes has been widely reported as having accused Rangers’ players of being ‘spineless’ after tweeting: “Talent is one thing. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Klamath River remains open for steelhead, closed for salmon

first_imgLet’s get the bad news out of the way first. The Klamath River, for the first time that anyone can remember, is completely closed to salmon fishing as of Tuesday, Aug. 15. With only 12,000 adult fall-run Chinook expected to return, an all-time low, the closure was needed to help protect the stocks. The Klamath fall-run Chinook are currently classified under the federal plan as “approaching an overfished condition.” With poor returns of adults the past two years, coupled with returns this fall …last_img

Humboldt State men’s basketball cruises to 110-66 win over Pacific Union College in home opener

first_imgArcata >> When looking at this season’s Humboldt State roster, it doesn’t take long to figure out that head coach Steve Kinder has addressed the fact the Jacks haven’t been the biggest team in recent years.They may have plenty of names that are new to many, but the Jacks have a whole heck of a lot more size and length up and down their roster than a season ago.Humboldt Sate’s presence in the paint was on display in Monday night’s home opener, as the Jacks scored early often on the block and …last_img

It’s Fun Seeing Evolution Falsified

first_img“Mysterious Snippets Of DNA Withstand Eons Of Evolution” is the strange title of an article on Science Daily.  Gill Bejerano and Cory McLean from Stanford are wondering why large non-coding sections of DNA are very similar, or “ultraconserved,” from mice to man (see 08/18/2007).  Evolutionary theory would expect that non-functional genetic material would mutate more rapidly than genes.  Yet for unknown reasons, the ultraconserved segments stay the same throughout the mammal order.  Experiments have shown that mice with these sections deleted do just fine.  Why would natural selection purify these regions if they are not essential for survival?  No one knows.    Bejerano had a comment about this finding that goes against the expectations of evolutionary genetics: “Evolution is a lot of fun,” said Bejerano, who plans to continue the investigation into what the ultraconserved segments might be doing.  “You answer one question, and five others pop up.  But one of the most rewarding things to me is the fact that we’re developing a growing appreciation for how much these regions actually matter.”He said it was “very surprising” that the ultraconserved elements showed no effect on the mice when deleted.  “In some ways it just doesn’t make sense.”Would you count on an evolutionist to know what makes sense?  Their pet theory can be falsified right before their eyes, and instead of weeping in remorse, they call it fun.    Suppose van Helmont called it fun when Francesco Redi showed that mice do not spontaneously arise from straw.  “Spontaneous generation is a lot of fun.  You answer one question, and five others pop up.”  Nobody denies that Fantasyland is fun.  It’s just that we appreciate it for its escapism, not for how much it actually matters.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Clinical Angelique Kerber powers into Australian Open 2nd round

first_imgRule of Thirds View comments TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening She has played down expectations ahead of this year’s tournament but displayed strong form reaching the quarter-finals of this month’s Sydney International.She is also one of the few players with a proven record in Grand Slam deciders against Serena Williams, defeating her in the 2016 final at Melbourne Park and last year at Wimbledon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Germany’s Angelique Kerber celebrates after defeating Slovenia’s Polona Hercog against during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Second seed Angelique Kerber brushed past Slovenia’s Polona Hercog 6-2, 6-2 to power into the Australian Open second round Monday.The Wimbledon champion produced a clinical display to launch her campaign at Melbourne Park, where she won the title in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT The gulf in class between Kerber, a three-time Grand Slam winner, and world number 92 Hercog was apparent as the German took an early break then rattled past her opponent in 72 minutes.Kerber maintained constant pressure to snuff out any challenge from Hercog, saying she felt energised returning to Rod Laver Arena, where she won her first major three years ago.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Every time I walk on this court I have great memories and such a special feeling, I really enjoy playing here,” she said.Kerber reached the semi-finals at the season-opening Grand Slam last year, blowing two match points before losing 9-7 in a tense last set to world number one Simona Halep. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Ohio State’s Thad Matta Was Pretty Unhappy With The Referees Following His Team’s Loss To Michigan State Last Night

first_imgThad Matta yells at a referee.Thad Matta did a lot of screaming during his team’s game against Michigan State Friday night. Plenty that yelling was directed at his players, who performed quite poorly in a 76-67 loss to the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal round. But a lot of it was aimed at the officials. Matta, 47, has been coaching in the conference since 2004. He, in a roundabout way, called the officiating during last night’s game the worst he’s ever seen. Matta on the officiating: “I’ve been in this league 11 years and that was amazing.”— Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) March 14, 2015Matta was mostly unhappy with the amount of physicality the Spartans were getting away with. He believed his players were getting bumped on cuts, hand checked when dribbling and bodied when driving into the lane. Matta says this was one of the most physical games he’s ever seen. My interpretation: “We got hacked to death.”— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 14, 2015To be fair to the refs, there was an even distribution when it comes to the amount of fouls that were called – 20 on Michigan State and 18 on Ohio State. With the win, the Spartans moved on to the semifinal round, where they’ll face No. 2 seed Maryland. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, will find out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night. Most projections have Matta’s team seeded on the No. 8/No. 9 line.last_img read more