Motörhead Announces Live Stream For Lemmy Kilmister Memorial Service

first_imgJust days before the New Year, Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister passed away due to complications from his cancer diagnosis. At age 70, Lemmy was an inspiration to an entire genre in both music and behavior, pioneering the hard rock sound and the hard rock lifestyle.Naturally, fans of Lemmy will want to share in the grieving process, and the band is offering up a live stream of their memorial service this Saturday, January 9th. Read the statement to fans below:SATURDAY JANUARY 9th THE WORLD CELEBRATES LEMMYOn SATURDAY JANUARY 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you don’t attend the cemetery… but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel.So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us. Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm’s life at home.Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at Flowers by Michael (310) 276-1003www.flowersbymichael.com kbrando@flowersbymichael.comIf you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer FundRIP Lemmy.last_img read more

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Full lineup for Can-Am Duels at Daytona

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! As a reminder, 36 Charter teams are locked into the Daytona 500, leaving four available spots to be filled by six Open, or non-Charter teams. Sunday’s Coors Light Pole qualifying set the front row for the Daytona 500 — Chase Elliott is on the pole, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start second when the green flag drops Feb. 26 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Duel 1 is typically comprised from the odd-numbered drivers on the Daytona 500 qualifying speed chart — first, third, fifth, etc. Duel 2 is then the even-finishing drivers. The duel lineups could be minimally altered from that formula, though, to ensure an even number of Open teams in each duel race (three apiece). center_img Below is the official lineup for each race: The qualifying speeds also set the lineups for Thursday’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona (7 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the twin 60-lap races that determine both the field and the full lineup for the “Great American Race.” last_img read more

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Hattori Racing Enterprises lands Brett Moffitt for No. 16 truck

first_imgMOORESVILLE, N.C. – Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) team owner Shigeaki Hattori announced Wednesday that the organization has tabbed Brett Moffitt to drive the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra.Moffitt will take the reins of the No. 16 entry to begin the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.The Grimes, Iowa, native has an extensive and successful history with HRE and crew chief Scott Zipadelli.From 2012-2013, the NASCAR Next alumnus competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) with HRE and earned top-three finishes in the championship standings in both seasons and posted two victories.Some of Moffitt’s career highlights have come with Zipadelli on the pit box. The duo worked together for six races in 2016 at Red Horse Racing and laid down an impressive record. During that span, Moffitt scored his first-career NCWTS victory at Michigan International Speedway on a spectacular last-lap pass and tallied three top-five and four top-10 finishes overall. In 13 career NCWTS starts, Moffitt has totaled one victory, three top-five and six top-10 finishes.“This is an awesome opportunity for me to reunite with Shige Hattori and get back into a position to win races”, Moffitt said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with so many familiar faces. I believe the people in place at HRE are the right group for us to find a lot of success.“Working with Zippy (Scott Zipadelli) again makes this opportunity even better. We had a great stretch together a couple years ago, especially winning at Michigan. Hopefully we can do that again, because Zippy, Shige, and everyone at HRE have built an impressive program over the last two years.”After a successful 2017 campaign, Hattori is energized to reunite with Moffitt and continue to develop the organization’s performance in 2018.“I am so glad to have Brett back with us at HRE,” Hattori said. “We enjoyed working together several years ago and he has made the most of every opportunity he’s had in this sport over the last few years, especially in the NCWTS. He’s proven he can win races and is deserving of the opportunity.“It’s great to have AISIN Group’s continued support of our team and to have them reunited with Brett. We’re very proud of the program we have built with Scott (Zipadelli) and the entire team, and we’re looking forward to having Brett behind the wheel and elevating our performance even further this season.”last_img read more

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NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call

first_imgThe unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and regained consciousness. The patient and responders then exited the bus at 5:47 p.m. A second police officer arrived after the patient walked off the bus. The police officers, fire, and EMS crews believed that the naloxone would wear off and were concerned for the patient’s continued well-being. All of the responders expressed their concerns for the patient’s well-being to the patient multiple times. Contributing Factors First responders and agencies who deliver medical assistance to patients who overdose should train staff on standard operating procedures (SOPs) for naloxone administration, including an understanding of the objective of naloxone therapy and the possibility, albeit unusual, of agitation and combativeness from persons after receiving naloxone.Fire, EMS, and police departments should take steps to help ensure scene safety including taking all necessary actions to protect themselves when providing lifesaving care to a patient. The fire service and standards setting organizations should consider developing scene safety SOPs and training that provide more detailed guidance on the specifics of keeping first responders safe while providing lifesaving care to patients.Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) (e.g. municipalities, areas, or departments) should consider developing SOPs or guides that specify when (1) a patient should receive a pat down to identify information that might be useful for patient care or identify items that pose a threat to the patient or responders and (2) a patient might be restrained if the patient poses a threat to themselves or the responders. These SOPs should specify who determines when a pat down is necessary and who is authorized to perform it. These SOPs should be operationalized, trained, and exercised by law enforcement, the fire service, and EMS as part of a Unified Command response. He was found unresponsive approximately 80 seconds later and treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. A police officer was shot while returning gun fire. The patient/shooter took a civilian bystander as a hostage and continued to fire until the patient/shooter was shot and fell to the ground. Key Recommendations On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. Protecting EMS Personnel from AssaultEMS Instructors Teach Scene SafetyEmergency Medical Services in the Crime Scene During this conversation, the patient abruptly produced a concealed handgun and began firing at the responders. Police officers immediately returned fire as they moved to cover. The fire and EMS crews also ran for cover. The patient/shooter and police officers exchanged gun fire. One firefighter was shot within 3 seconds of the handgun being produced by the patient and collapsed while seeking cover. Related Read the full report here. Because all of the responders believed the patient would need additional medical assistance and should be transported to a local hospital for follow-up medical care, the police officers asked the patient repeatedly if he had anything on his person that could harm the fire and/or EMS responders. Medical Emergency: When firefighters first responded to the scene, the patient (prior to the shooting) was not breathing adequately and required emergency medical attention. An autopsy confirmed the patient/shooter had methamphetamine, fentanyl, and 4-anilino-N-phenethyl-piperidine (4-ANPP, a metabolite of fentanyl or fentanyl analogues) in his system.Scene Safety and Situational Awareness: After being revived with intravenous naloxone and exiting the bus under his own power, the patient produced a concealed handgun and fired at numerous firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, other workers, and civilians. Prior to the shooting, police officers made multiple attempts but did not complete a search of the patient. Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation The civilian hostage was also shot. The patient/shooter was secured, provided medical treatment for his injuries and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The wounded police officer was transported to a local hospital by a fellow police officer. The wounded civilian was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Both the wounded police officer and civilian were treated at local hospitals and recovered. The first gun shot was fired by the patient at 6:09 p.m. This was 39 minutes after the arrival of emergency responders and 22-minutes after exiting the bus.last_img read more

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PA man pleads guilty to drug, gun charges

first_imgBEAUMONT — Operation Time Machine in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.Carl Sampson Solomon, 28, of Port Arthur pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime before U.S. Magistrate Judge Earl Hines. This case is being investigated by the Port Arthur Police Department and the ATF and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Baylor Wortham. According to information presented in court, on March 17, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant in the 2200 block of Third Avenue in Port Arthur.  During the search, officers discovered approximately 7.47 grams of crack cocaine as well as a 9 mm pistol. A federal grand jury indicted Solomon on Apr. 21, 2010 and charged him with federal gun and drug trafficking violations.This case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods’ Operation Time Machine program. Operation Time Machine is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in Port Arthur, Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.center_img Solomon faces up to 40 years in federal prison at sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.last_img read more

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Andrew Hovelson & Jed Diamond Join Off-Broadway’s Life Sucks

first_img Related Shows Life Sucks Andrew Hovelson(Photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown) The acclaimed off-Broadway production of Aaron Posner’s comedy Life Sucks has announced a new pair of cast members. Andrew Hovelson (Mother of the Maid) joined the company as Dr. Aster on July 30 while Jed Diamond (Of Mice and Men) will begin as The Professor on August 20. They take over for Michael Schantz and Austin Pendleton, respectively.Continuing with the production at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row are Kevin Isola as Vanya, Nadia Bowers as Ella, Kimberly Chatterjee as Sonia, Barbara Kingsley as Babs and Stacey Linnartz as Pickles.Directed by Jeff Wise, Life Sucks is an irreverent contemporary remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. The production, which made its world premiere earlier this year with The Wild Project, is scheduled to conclude its current limited engagement on September 1.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 1, 2019last_img read more

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Agency of Natural Resources denies petition to restrict use of Wolcott Pond

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced its decision Wednesday to deny the Friends of Wolcott Pond’s petition to restrict use of Wolcott Pond. The Department found that enforcement of the existing 5 mph speed limit is preferred to prohibiting internal combustion motors from using Wolcott Pond.“Wolcott Pond is an accessible, natural pond with some nice wetland edges that provides important recreational opportunities for fishing and wildlife watching. We are pleased that the pond will continue to be available to all boaters who respect and obey the 5 mph speed limit on all areas of the pond,” said Department of Environmental Conservation Lakes & Ponds Program Manager Susan Warren.Motorized boats will be allowed to use Wolcott Pond, but must observe 5 mph speed limit. Photo courtesy Vermont Fish and Wildlife.The Friends of Wolcott Pond had asked the Department to prohibit internal combustion motorized vehicles from using the pond. The citizen group sought this ban to protect the quiet nature of the pond and to reduce swimmer safety risks. The Department declined to grant this request after learning that the noise concerns and swimmer safety risks are only an issue when motorboats violate the speed limit.The Friends of Wolcott Pond also cited pollution as a reason for the petition. The Department noted its decision that it is “unaware of any water quality issues or impairments associated with Wolcott Pond” and that enforcement of existing water quality regulatory controls is the preferred way to achieve a petition’s purpose without unnecessarily restricting use of the pond.Although the Department declined to grant the Friends of Wolcott Pond’s petition, it will work with the Friends of Wolcott Pond to enhance visibility of the Use of Public Waters Rules at the access area and enhance communication with the enforcement programs.Source: DEC. 10.22.2014. Copies of the decision can be found on the Department of Environmental Conservation’s website: (http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/(link is external)). For additional information, contact Susan Warren at the Department of Environmental Conservation, (802) 490-6134.last_img read more

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Beware: Your board could be your credit union’s Achilles’ Heel

first_imgby. Dean BorlandCredit unions are different from other types of financial institutions because of their cooperative structure, a primary component of which is the election of a volunteer board of directors by credit union members. A credit union’s board of directors can be one of its greatest resources, its Achilles’ heel, or both.Because many credit union directors are elected and re-elected to board seats many times, there is a huge collective of knowledge and history embedded in credit union “legacy” boards, and we are fortunate to have them. On the other hand, the introduction of new products, services, and regulation has dramatically changed the financial services landscape since some directors were first elected to serve on the board. Many directors have enhanced their skills and competencies as times have changed; some have not. This is where the Achilles’ heel comes in.There are a few, simple questions that your credit union board needs to be prepared to answer: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A comprehensive board succession plan can answer these questions and more. A comprehensive board succession plan is NOT a blueprint for removing legacy directors from their board seats. A comprehensive board succession plan validates the contribution of legacy directors while laying the groundwork to insure continuity of leadership and periodic replenishment of skills and competencies identified as critical to future success. If your board cannot definitively answer the questions above, your board of directors may actually become the credit union’s Achilles’ heel. continue reading »center_img Do you know what skills are most needed (on the board) to guide the credit union forward, and are all critical skills represented on the board right now?Is the board prepared to replace the skills and competencies of its most valued mentors / directors when they inevitably decide to step away from service?When will the board lose legacy directors and their collective storehouse of experience and knowledge?Do the demographics of the board of directors accurately reflect the demographics of the credit union’s current and perhaps future membership?last_img read more

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Gophers sweep Wildcats

first_imgGophers sweep WildcatsAustin Athmann hit two home runs in the third game of the series Sunday.Alex Tuthill-PreusGophers centerfielder Austin Athmann swings at a pitch at Siebert Field on Mar. 31, 2015. Kaitlin MerkelApril 25, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers swept Northwestern on the road over the weekend for their fifth consecutive series victory, led by career pitching performances from senior Dalton Sawyer on Saturday and junior Toby Anderson on Sunday. Saturday’s victory came after Minnesota starved off a potential Northwestern comeback on Friday for a one-run victory to open the series. The Gophers had a 6-1 lead entering the seventh inning, but the Wildcats stormed back with four runs in the seventh. “The game plan was just to establish the fastball early, hit the spots, get into some plus counts and just put them away, and we were able to just execute,” Sawyer said. “I think our staff kind of needed a weekend like this. Our hitters have been picking us up all year, and … it was time for us to step up and pitch well.” No. 25 Minnesota (25-11, 9-2 Big Ten) started the series with a 6-5 victory on Friday, and Anderson finished it Sunday with a complete-game shutout in an 8-0 victory. “[Toby’s] a good fit for the Sunday game. He’s a strike thrower, and the defense gets to work, and the pace of the game picks up,” John Anderson said. “I thought we pitched well all weekend. Guys showed up and played a pretty strong 27 innings of baseball all three days, so it was nice to see.” The junior had plenty of support from the Gophers lineup, which recorded 10 hits on the day. Athmann hit two home runs in the game to bring his season total to a team-leading eight.  Senior second baseman Connor Schaefbauer and sophomore first baseman Toby Hanson each hit their third home run of the season inFriday’s victory to lead the Gophers offense. “It’s a catcher’s dream to set up on the outside corner and have them hit it all day long, and that’s exactly what Dalton and Toby both did,” junior catcher Austin Athmann said. “They made my job pretty easy. Whatever finger I put down, they put the pitch where I wanted it. It was a blast.” Anderson then led Minnesota to the series sweep on Sunday, giving up five hits while striking out four in nine innings. “[Sunday] I finally saw the ball a little earlier than I had been all weekend,” Athmann said. “I saw a couple curveballs up, and I was able to hit them where I wanted to.” Gophers head coach John Anderson said he was impressed with Toby Anderson’s ability to consistently throw strikes and keep a good pace during his complete game. Sawyer had plenty of backup from his offense on Saturday, as six different Minnesota batters had multi-hit games, and the team recorded 17 hits overall. The Gophers are first in the Big Ten standings after the series sweep. Sophomore reliever Lucas Gilbreath got the final out of the seventh and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Redshirt senior Jordan Jess took the mound for the ninth and pitched two walks for his sixth save of the season. Sawyer pitched seven innings on Saturday, giving up just four hits and one unearned run while striking out a career-high 12 batters in a 10-1 Gophers victory.last_img read more

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Camel with MERS-CoV had signs of illness

first_imgA camel that might have passed the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to its Saudi Arabian owner had signs of illness, a Saudi health official said today in revealing a little more information about the situation.Saudi officials reported yesterday that a camel had tested positive for MERS-CoV, a few days after its owner, a 43-year-old man from Jeddah, was confirmed to have the virus. The case marks the first time of the virus has been found in an animal.In a ProMED-mail post today, Ziad A. Memish, MD, the Saudi deputy minister for public health, wrote, “Camels owned by the patient which were symptomatic with fever and rhinorrhea were tested for MERS-CoV and tested positive.” ProMED-mail is the online reporting service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.Memish added, “This is the first time that a camel related to a case tests positive for MERS-CoV by PCR. Further testing is ongoing to sequence the patient [virus] and the camel virus and compare genetic similarity level to conclude causality.”He also said the 43-year-old patient, who has no underlying chronic diseases, is still in an intensive care unit.His comments left it unclear whether more than one camel tested positive for the virus. Today the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) posted an English-language version of yesterday’s Arabic statement about the findings, which said, “The initial laboratory test conducted on one of those animals was positive.”Recent studies revealed that camels in Oman, the Canary Islands, and Egypt carried antibodies suggesting past exposure to MERS-CoV or a closely related virus, but the Saudi report marks the first finding of the virus itself in an animal.Search for animal sourceScientists have been searching for the animal reservoir and immediate source of MERS-CoV since the virus was discovered in September 2012. Bats and camels have been suspected to harbor the virus, and this week’s report supports the view that camels may pass the virus to humans.Contact with domestic animals has been cited in a few previous MERS-CoV cases. In commenting on Memish’s ProMED post today, a ProMED moderator noted that a Qatari man who got sick with MERS-CoV in October 2012 owned a camel and goat farm and that some of the goats and a caretaker were sick at the time.If camels can pass the virus to humans, exactly how they do it is unknown. Another ProMED moderator, Artak Stepanyan of Yerevan State Medical University in Yerevan, Armenia, commented today that camels are known to spit, which “may add effectiveness and range to their potential role as virus disseminators.”Serologic study finds no positivesIn other developments, a serologic study published yesterday showed no evidence of MERS-CoV antibodies in two groups of Saudi Arabians who were tested in October 2012, shortly after the virus was discovered.Saudi Arabian and German researchers tested 130 blood donors in Jeddah and 226 abbatoir workers in Mecca, using three different serologic tests, according to their report in the Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID). Eight samples were reactive in one test, but further testing indicated that the antibodies were specific for established human coronaviruses.”There is no evidence MERS-CoV circulated widely in the study region in fall 2012, matching an apparent absence of exported disease during the 2012 Hajj,” the authors wrote.The findings fit with a few previous serologic studies that have found no MERS-CoV antibodies in residents in or visitors to Saudi Arabia.In an accompanying commentary in JID, a pair of experts from the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, David F. Hui and Alamuddin Zumla, write, “these antibody studies do not provide proof of absence or presence of MERS-CoV because of limitations imposed by the restricted study design and small numbers studied.”They add that the MERS-CoV serologic tests that have been developed need to be independently evaluated and validated by using them on blinded samples from known positive and negative MERS cases.Hui is with the Centre for Clinical Microbiology at University College London, while Zumla works in the Division of Respiratory Medicine and Stanley Ho Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.Macaques as MERS-CoV modelsAnother report published yesterday in JID adds to previous findings suggesting that rhesus macaques are good stand-ins for humans in studying MERS-CoV infections.Researchers from Beijing and Hong Kong used intratracheal inoculation to infect macaques with MERS-CoV. The infected monkeys showed clinical signs of disease, virus replication, histologic lesions, and neutralizing antibody production, the authors said.”The MERS-CoV rhesus macaque model will be instrumental in developing and testing vaccine and treatment options for an emerging viral pathogen with pandemic potential,” Hui and Zumla wrote in their commentary.See also: Nov 12 ProMED post by Ziad MemishNov 11 Saudi MOH statement in EnglishNov 11 JID serologic studyNov 11 JID commentary by Hui and ZumlaNov 11 JID study of MERS-CoV in macaquesSep 23 CIDRAP News story about MERS-CoV in macaqueslast_img read more

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