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Bruce Springsteen Delivers Surprise Performance At Cancer Benefit In New York City [Watch]

first_imgBruce Springsteen was in New York City over the weekend, where he attended the Kristen Ann Carr Fund benefit event at Tribeca Grill Loft on Saturday night. The one-night event in lower Manhattan aimed to raise money for medical progress against soft tissue cancer sarcoma, and was named in branding after the daughter of Springsteen’s co-manager, Barbara Carr, whose daughter passed away from sarcoma back in 1993.Related: Bruce Springsteen Shares Full ‘No Nukes ’79’ Madison Square Garden Performances To Live ArchiveSpringsteen’s surprise appearance was highlighted with a performance alongside the Tangier Blues Band, the rock outfit of notable rock photographer and director Danny Clinch. With Springsteen leading the way on guitar and vocals, the band performed a pair of covers including Johnny Rivers‘ “Rockin’ Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu” and blues standard “Down the Road Apiece”. Fans who couldn’t make it to Saturday’s event can watch the video below to relive the band’s performance of “Down the Road Apiece”.Bruce Springsteen with Tangier Blues Band – “Down the Road Apiece”[Video: Mitch Slater]The pop-up performance on Saturday acted as the latest gig in which Springsteen has delivered for his New York City fans over the last few years. Springsteen wrapped his highly-acclaimed theatrical show, Springsteen On Broadway, just this past December after 236 performances since launching at the Walter Kerr Theatre in October 2017. The show has since been professionally recorded and released as a concert special on Netflix.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

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Hybrid irrigation system

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaCattle sometimes go to streams and rivers to drink because there is no other place they can get water. But they can pollute that water downstream. A University of Georgia expert is setting up sites near Georgia’s coast to show cattlemen how to use wind and sun to take the water to the cattle.Using solar panels and wind turbines to produce electrical power is nothing new, said Gary Hawkins, a water specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. But using them to power water pumps in Georgia is. They are more common in the Midwest and Western United States.“The goal of this project is to provide cattlemen who are already involved with other conservation and grazing management programs a sustainable alternative for getting their cattle the water they need,” Hawkins said.Five farms will be picked this fall to participate in the three-year project. The Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grants Program will pay for it. The project is a collaboration with the Seven Rivers and the Coastal Georgia Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. The systems will be installed and running by spring.The water pumps will be powered by a hybrid system, one that uses both wind and solar energy, said Hawkins, the project’s coordinator.Georgia isn’t considered a windy state. But the wind blows consistently along the coast during cooler months when days are shorter. The wind dies off in the summer when the days are longer. The hybrid system will use wind turbines for power in cooler months and the solar panels in summer. Both sources are enough to provide power to pump as much as 3,000 gallons a day. This is enough water to easily sustain a herd of up to 150 head of cattle.The cattlemen get the power systems free but must agree to take data and open their farms for field days so others can learn about the technology, too, he said.Traditionally, cattlemen have used electricity or diesel to fuel pumps. Diesel prices have more than doubled in the past five years to more than $2 a gallon. In some remote pastures, electricity is not available. It costs between $2.50 per foot and $3 per foot to install electrical line, depending on the location and company.But the biggest limiting factor for the hybrid system technology is the price, he said. It varies depending on the configuration needed. The systems in this project cost about $12,000. But solar panels and wind turbine prices are coming down.Hawkins will study the economic benefit of the hybrid system, too. Considering current prices for electricity and diesel, a hybrid system may pay for itself in a decade. Instructional publications will be created for other cattlemen to use to build similar systems on their farms.Hawkins setup a solar powered irrigation system on a farm in Pierce County two years ago to see if it could pump water adequately from a holding pond to a five-acre pecan orchard. It worked. The farmer was pleased, he said. Seventy people came to a field day on the farm to learn more about that system earlier this year.last_img read more

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Families, health workers face stigma as fear overtakes communities

first_img“We, the residents, will not accept a coronavirus body being buried here. We do not want ambulances passing through the streets [of our neighborhoods],” said a resident in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday, with other locals shouting nearby.The neighborhood head, identified only as Budi, said the body had arrived at the cemetery at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday, with several medical officers in full protective equipment.“[The residents] just refused it. They knew it was [a coronavirus victim] and they objected to him being buried there,” Budi said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.Budi said he noticed that the officers in charge of burying the body were so “overwhelmed” by the rejection that one of them almost passed out. They eventually succeeded in burying the body at about midnight. Read also: Palang Hitam runs 24/7 to care for Jakarta’s dead during COVID-19 outbreakIn Persahabatan General Hospital in East Jakarta, medical workers, including nurses and doctors who treat COVID-19 patients, have reportedly been kicked out of boarding houses near the hospital.During a recent Kompas TV interview, Indonesian Nurses Association (PPNI) chair Harif Fadhillah said people feared that medical workers could be at risk of transmitting the virus.Unable to find other places to stay, some medical workers had to stay at the hospital. The hospital management eventually found a new place for them to live and provided a shuttle service to and from the residence.In Bogor, West Java, a 26-year-old resident was surprised to discover that his personal medical records, which designated him as a patient under monitoring for COVID-19, had been leaked to the public.It is unclear who was responsible for the leak.More surprisingly, a widely circulated screenshot of an Excel document listed him as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This was news to the patient. He was confused about what to do and where to report, and his neighbors pressured him to give some clarification.“Do you know what hurt me the most? When my nephews could not socialize with others because people said their uncle at home had the coronavirus,” the patient wrote on his Twitter account on Monday, which then went viral.Read also: Govt partners with hotels to house medical workersPeople thought to have COVID-19 and their close contacts have experienced social rejection since the country’s first cases were detected. Numerous failures to protect personal data have exacerbated the situation.After President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced Indonesia’s first two confirmed cases on March 2, a leaked report showing their complete identities and misinformation about their private lives circulated on social media.Residents who lived in the same housing complex faced immediate rejections including from their employers, who prohibited them from coming to work until they provided a “coronavirus-free” letter from the authorities, the patients’ neighbor said.Stigma is more dangerous than the disease itself, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in early March, just when the disease appeared to be spreading more rapidly outside China than inside it.”Stigma, to be honest, is more dangerous than the virus itself. Let’s really underline that. Stigma is the most dangerous enemy,” he told a news briefing in Geneva at that time, Reuters reported.He said the fight against the coronavirus should become a bridge for peace, adding, “I think we have a common enemy now.”Topics : The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created tension and panic in a number of communities in Indonesia as residents scramble to distance themselves from perceived risks of infection.This week in Medan, North Sumatra, residents attempted to prevent the burial a suspected COVID-19 victim in a Muslim cemetery even though the family had followed the safety procedures set by health authorities.The late patient was a civil servant who was previously admitted to Haji Adam Malik General Hospital in Medan. He died on Wednesday afternoon after two days of medical treatment.last_img read more

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