A full gallery from Ojeda Photography can be seen below: BoomBox hit the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, WI last night, treating fans to a hazy glaze of electrofunky tunes. The concert took place on 4/20, the marijuana appreciation holiday, and premiere head shop Atomic Glass set up shop right in the doorway.The night wasn’t about ganja, however, as the music flowed from one set to the next. Ben Silver of Orchard Lounge opened up, producing his beats with one arm in a sling. It was truly impressive, and he kept the crowd entertained with his determination. His grooves were dark and trippy.BoomBox came next, entertaining the crowd with songs like “Stereo and “Who Killed Davey Moore,” as well as material off their newest EP release Bits and Pieces. Throughout the entire show, the audience did not stop dancing! It was quite the performance.BoomBox continues their Bits and Pieces tour throughout the Midwest for the next week, before they start hitting the summer festival circuit. Don’t miss out; this band can groove! Load remaining images
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFor the past year, the Georgia Committee on Agriculture and Food Defense and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension have worked to make sure Georgia’s agriculture industry is as safe as possible.Training classes across the state have helped prepare Georgians to respond to an agrosecurity incident. “Agriculture and food affect every single county in the state,” said Don Hamilton, Homeland Security coordinator for UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Food is distributed in every county through grocery stores, and it’s transported through every county. Agriculture and food span the continuum from farm to fork.”The committee is hoping to have 3,500 people trained by the end of April when the agrosecurity trainings will draw to a close. The last trainings will be held Tuesday, March 28 in Dawson; Thursday, April 6 in Brunswick; Tuesday, April 11 in Thomasville and Thursday, April 13 in Lawrenceville and Marietta.The training is free and open to potential agriculture emergency responders. Other classes may be offered through the end of April depending on demand.“The purpose of these trainings is to get information from the various groups – like farmers and emergency workers – to each other so they will know what the other’s roles are and what each can bring to the table,” Hamilton said.The class teaches those in emergency management and agriculture-related businesses how to recognize an agricultural incident and minimize potential problems through proper training. It is also geared towards responders from local and state governments and volunteer organizations who respond to all types of emergencies.“People generally know their own jobs and do them well,” Hamilton said, “but they don’t necessarily know what others will be doing in the same situation.”For those looking for credit hours, CEUs are available through various agencies. The training is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Domestic Preparedness in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Georgia Department of Agriculture, UGA and the USDA.For more information or to register, go to www.agrosecurity.uga.edu.
Lake Champlain Land Trust Earns National Recognition-Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission-(Burlington, VT) -The Lake Champlain Land Trust is the first land trust in Vermont to be officially accredited by an independent commission of land conservation experts, one of just 39 out of 1,700 land trusts nationwide. “Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places forever,” said Commission Executive Director Tammara Van Ryn. “The accreditation seal lets the public know that the accredited land trust has undergone an extensive, external review of the governance and management of its organization and the systems and policies it uses to protect land.””The Lake Champlain Land Trust’s accredited status demonstrates our commitment to permanent land conservation using the best practices and methods,” says Chris Boget, Executive Director. “Our land trust is extremely proud to announce that we meet national standards for excellence.”The Lake Champlain Land Trust has been conserving the islands, lakeshore and natural areas of Lake Champlain since 1978. Thanks to its supporters, the Lake Champlain Land Trust is celebrating 30 years of partnering with local communities to save the important places along Lake Champlain. The Lake Champlain Land Trust has conserved more than 4,000 acres of land, 16 islands, and 16 miles of Lake Champlain shoreline. Over the years, the Lake Champlain Land Trust has safe-guarded an impressive inventory of land for public parks, beaches, hiking trails and wildlife habitats including critical conservation projects such as: Eagle Mountain Natural Area in Milton, Knight Island State Park in North Hero, Rossetti Beach in Colchester, Round Pond Natural Area in South Hero, and Split Rock Mountain in New York.The thirty-nine land trusts were awarded accreditation as part of the inaugural group at a special ceremony at the National Land Conservation Conference in Pittsburgh, PA last week.Chris Boget also noted, “We are proud to display the accreditation seal as a mark of excellence in our successful work conserving the lakeshore and natural areas of Lake Champlain. We welcome landowners and members to join us as we work to protect Lake Champlain for future generations.”About the Lake Champlain Land TrustFor more information, visit www.lclt.org(link is external) .
Suspected shabu weighing about 26 grams valued at around P286,000 were seized from Norvic Nacanaynay, Efren Gonzaga and Michael Villanueva, police said.The suspects – all residents of the village – were caught after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around 11 p.m. on June 12, the police added.They were detained in the lockup facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested three individuals in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 2.
Sandro returns to the starting line-up for QPR at Southampton after recovering from a knee problem. Matt Phillips also starts for Rangers, who are without the injured Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch. Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld has recovered from a hamstring problem in time to play. QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore; Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer, Phillips; Vargas, Austin.Subs: Hill, McCarthy, Onouha, Henry Dunne, Hoilett, Zamora. Southampton: Forster, Alderweireld, Clyne, Fonte, Bertrand, Wanyama, Davis, Schneiderlin, Tadic, Mané, Pellè.Subs: Davis, Long, Cork, Mayuka, Reed, McCarthy, Targett.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Sill seal made from closed-cell foam does a pretty good job of stopping air leaks on smooth-topped foundations. When the concrete is rough, however, it’s hard for sill seals to bridge the uneven gap under the mudsill.To address the problem, Protecto Wrap, a Denver manufacturer of peel-and-stick flexible flashing products, has developed the world’s best sill seal. Called Triple Guard, the sill seal includes a gasket of closed-cell polyethylene foam, just like many competing products. But to address the problem of air leakage through gaps caused by irregular concrete foundations, Triple Guard has thicker than usual foam — 3/8 in. thick instead of the more typical 1/4 in.The foam layer is bonded to a layer of 20-mil peel-and-stick rubberized asphalt, so that the gasket adheres to the top of the concrete foundation. The sill seal has a T-shaped cross-section, with a 4 3/4-in.-wide peel-and-stick flange at a 90° angle to the foam gasket.The bottom half of the vertical flange is designed to adhere to the outside face of the concrete foundation. Once the walls are framed, the top half of the flange is adhered to the wall sheathing.At that point, virtually all air infiltration has been blocked.Lab results back up claimsAt the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, senior research engineer Jan Kosny tested the airtightness of sills sealed with Triple Guard. When sealed with conventional foam sill seal, the gap between the concrete and the mudsill in a 9-ft., 6-in. wall assembly had an equivalent leakage area (ELA) of 3.6 square in. When the gap was sealed with Triple Guard, the ELA dropped to 0.3 sq. in.—a 91.7% reduction in air leakage.“This product gives almost 100% protection against air leakage, as well as moisture leakage in two directions—horizontal and vertical,” said Kosny. “This is a great product.”Kosny also spoke highly of Triple Guard’s tenacity. “After we were done with our testing, we had some questions about some of the results, and we wanted to repeat some of the testing,” said Kosny. “We said, ‘Let’s remove the Protecto Wrap from the concrete and test the other sealant.’ But can you believe that three people couldn’t take off a ten-foot-long piece of Protecto Wrap in three hours? It’s a very tough product.”Triple Guard is sold in 25-ft. rolls in two different sizes. It isn’t cheap; the smaller size, intended for use with 2×4 sill plates, costs about $47 per roll. The larger size (for 2×6 sill plates) has a 5 1/2-in.-wide foam strip and costs about $72 per roll.For more information, visit the manufacturer’s Web site or call the manufacturer at (800) 759-9727.
Josh Smith, the enigmatic but immensely talented small forward from Atlanta, skipped the team he grew up watching, signing a four-year, $56-million contract offer from the Detroit Pistons.While Smith reportedly considered rejoining the Hawks, he chose Detroit over Houston and his hometown team with whom he has had a sometimes-turbulent run over nine years.Certainly Smith was impressed that the Pistons made him their primary target, meeting with him one minute after midnight last week, when free agent discussion could begin. He cannot sign the new deal until July 10.A former NBA slam-dunk champion with dynamic athleticism, averaged 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Hawks last season.But his time was marked by surly behavior at times, run-ins with coaches, questionable effort and a penchant for firing up three-point shots that puzzled fans and the organization because his perimeter game is average.Smith will be playing for new coach Maurice Cheeks, who replaces fired Lawrence Frank. Detroit has not made the playoffs in four years, and while the addition of Smith should inject some excitement within the franchise, the Pistons remain a young team.Smith, 27, will start at small forward alongside 20-year-old center Andre Drummond and power forward Greg Monroe, who is 23. And the team’s backcourt likely will be second-year player Brandon Knight and rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the eight pick in the recent NBA Draft.For Smith, the change of teams could take his career to another level. He will be the most talented player on the Pistons, and will be relied on to score points in bunches. He will have to continue to be a solid rebounder and shot-blocker, while either becoming a more reliable shooter from deep or minimizing the number of jump shots beyond 15 feet that he takes.The Hawks plugged in Paul Millsaps, a hard-working, rugged forward who had some good years in Utah playing a relatively limited role.
If you are a bullying boss, your employees are more likely to be less committed to their work, take longer breaks or come in late without notice, finds a study. The study led by researchers from the Portland State University in Oregon, US, showed that a bullying boss can decrease “organisational citizenship behaviour”, or the voluntary extras one does that are not part of the job responsibilities. On the other hand, the study also reveled that he/she increases “counterproductive work behaviour”, such as sabotage at work, coming into work late, taking longer-than-allowed breaks, doing tasks incorrectly or withholding effort, all of which can affect the team and co-workers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The findings highlight the consequences of abusive supervision, which is becoming increasingly common in workplaces,” said Liu-Qin Yang, Associate Professor at the University. The study, published in the Journal of Management, attributes negative work behaviour to either perceptions of injustice or work stress. In response to perceptions of injustice, the employees are more likely to purposely withhold from the unpaid extras that help the organisation, like helping co-workers with problems or attending meetings that are not mandatory. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHaving an abusive boss can also lead to work stress, which reduces an employee’s ability to control negative behaviour or contribute to the organisation in a positive way. “Stress is sometimes uncontrollable. You don’t sleep well, so you come in late or take a longer break, lash out at your co-workers or disobey instructions,” Yang further added. “But justice is more rational. Something isn’t fair, so you’re purposely not going to help other people or when the boss asks if anyone can come in on a Saturday to work, you don’t volunteer.” The researchers of the study have highly recommended that organisations should take measures to reduce or curb abusive supervision. Regular training programmes to help supervisors learn and adopt more effective interpersonal and management skills, implementing fair policies as well as conducting stress management training can help employees, they suggested.