The Disco Biscuits Share Pro-Shot “Portal” > “Overture” Jam From Philly

first_imgEarlier this year, The Disco Biscuits performed three nights at The Fillmore in their hometown of Philadelphia, PA, with opening music from Aqueous. To kick off their first set, the Biscuits opened appropriately with “Coming Home,” a not-so-subtle reference to their return to The City of Brotherly Love. The band also modified the lyrics of “Coming Home,” using the Philly-centric lyrics that were debuted during their New Years Run in 2002 stating “Philly, it’s always been home with a Happy New Year Biscuits coming home.”Of the many highlights included the second set opening “Overture,” which lasted over thirty minutes. This dropped straight into an inverted “Portal To An Empty Head” before swinging through “Overture” once again. The band has shared pro-shot footage from this epic jam, which you can enjoy below:Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 2/2/17Set I: Coming Home-> I-Man-> Vassillios-> Abraxas-> Run Like Hell-> Coming HomeSet II: The Overture-> Portal to an Empty Head-> The Overture, Highwire-> I Remember When, Magellan-> I-ManE: Wet-> Run Like Hell[Setlist/Photo via Disco Biscuits Facebook]last_img read more

VTrans announces rapid delivery of temporary bridges to restore travel

first_imgGranvilleVT 100157Open ReadsboroVT 10023ClosedOct. 4RochesterVT 7319ClosedTemp by Oct. 15RochesterVT 7313RestrictedTemp. Not yet bidRochesterVT 7317Open WallingfordVT 1403Open PittsfieldVT 100124ClosedTemp by Sept. 30PittsfieldVT 100126Open DummerstonVT 309Open Clarendon US 796Open HancockVT 12523OpenTemp in placeHubbardtonVT 3098Open Jamaica VT 3042Open PittsfieldVT 100127Open BrightonVT 10584OpenTemp in placeCavendishVT 1311Open Jamaica VT 10078ClosedTemp by Oct. 15Jamaica VT 3030ClosedTemp by Oct. 15Jamaica VT 3040Open NorthfieldVT 12A32Open WarrenVT 100165OpenTemp culverts in placeWeathersfieldVT 13110Open HubbardtonVT 3096Open CavendishVT 1313Open Plymouth VT 100A8ClosedTemp by Sept. 30Plymouth VT 100 A9Open Roxbury VT 12A15ClosedDec. 15Roxbury VT 12A22ClosedDec. 15Roxbury VT 12A21Open MoretownVT 100B7Open The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) today announced that by the end of October it will open seven temporary bridges that will provide the public access over brooks and rivers where Tropical Storm Irene damaged permanent structures, rendering them unusable for public travel. The first two of these temporary bridges is scheduled to open this weekend, and once in use will provide the public unhindered travel along both Route 100A in Plymouth and Route 100 in Pittsfield. Opening the bridge in Pittsfield is significant as it will allow the public to travel freely along Route 100 between Stockbridge and Killington for the first time since the storm struck on August 28. ‘Erecting these temporary bridges will eliminate more than half of the storm-related road closures remaining along Vermont’s state highway system,’ said VTrans Secretary Brian Searles. ‘Opening Route 100 through Pittsfield this weekend will represent a major milestone because it will allow the free-flow of traffic without detours or major impediments for the entire 135-mile stretch of Route 100 between Ludlow and Newport just in time for the height of foliage season.’ Other locations where temporary bridges will soon be erected include: ·         Barnard Route 12 by Oct. 29·         Bethel Route 12 by Oct. 7.·         Jamaica Route 30 by Oct. 15·         Jamaica Route 100 by Oct. 15·         Rochester Route 73 at the intersection of Route 73 and Route 100 by Oct. 15Earlier this month, VTrans opened temporary bridges along Route 105 in Brighton and along Route 125 in Hancock. All of these temporary bridges will remain in place throughout the winter and until permanent bridges can be built. Photos: Route 30 in Jamaica Village courtesy of VTrans.Before winter, a temporary bridge also will be built along Route 73 in Rochester at the location where a temporary logging bridge was installed just after the storm. The logging bridge, while perfectly safe during warm weather, needs to be replaced for safe winter travel. Tropical Storm Irene closed 34 bridges along Vermont’s state highway system. VTrans has reopened 25 (73 percent) of these bridges, while nine remain closed to full public travel. Two of these ‘closed’ bridges, however, are open to local traffic and emergency vehicles only. Of the nine bridges that remain closed to full public travel, seven require temporary bridges and will be reopened by the end of October or sooner. The remaining two bridges, both located along Route 12A in Roxbury, will receive new bridges through a rapid-reconstruction method and are projected to open in mid December. TOWNROUTEBR#StatusProposed Opening DateBarnardVT 1225ClosedTemp by Oct. 29Bethel VT 1230RestrictedTemp by Oct. 7BraintreeVT 12A6Open WoodfordVT 9 11Open   Source: VTrans. 9.27.2011last_img read more

Suffolk Starts Offering Translations at County Offices

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Legis.-elect Monica Martinez speaks at a Brentwood forum held by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table and New York Communties for Change on Wednesday, Nov. 12 2013. (Long Island Civic Engagement Table).Suffolk County will begin making language assistance services available at its offices Thursday to accommodate the estimated more than 100,000 eastern Long Island residents with limited-English proficiency (LEP) when they need government services.County Executive Steve Bellone signed last year an executive order mandating free translation and interpretation services in all county offices for anyone who speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French Creole and Polish.“I can’t promise perfection, but I can promise that you’ll have all the tools,” Assistant Deputy County Executive Luis Montes said Wednesday in Spanish to a crowd of nearly 100 at a community meeting in Brentwood.The meeting was organized by the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, New York Communities for Change and Make the Road New York, three nonprofit advocacy groups that termed the move the first new pro-immigrant policy in recent memory as well as the only one of its kind in suburban New York.Advocates also noted that the policy is a welcome change after the recent five-year anniversary of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero’s slaying by a group of teenagers in Patchogue—one of several high-profile hate crimes that drew international headlines.“Now, instead of turning the immigrants into something they’re not, we’re working with the community,” said Daniel Altschuler of the Long Island Civic Engagement Table.Several people at the meeting shared their experiences in which language barriers made it difficult or impossible to receive help from police, health care and social service providers.Marcia Estrada recalled how she once waited three hours for a translator to help her file a police report, but she had to leave the station house before one arrived.“I had to take care of my child,” Estrada said in Spanish. “They said they were going to send an officer, but they never arrived.”Before the new policy and in response to such criticisms, Suffolk police in recent years have set up phone lines that allow police to contact translators by phone if one is not available to assist LEP residents.The new policy also codifies that anyone seeking services at county government offices will not be asked about their immigration status—a question that can have a chilling effect in the immigrant community.“Even my parents have to this day,” Legis.-elect Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) said in Spanish, “when they go to get services…I have to go with them.”For more information about the program, the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition will be hosting a conference, “Navigating a Roadmap for Language Access: Celebrating Our Successes, Addressing Our Challenges,” from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Touro College in Central Islip. Tickets are $30.last_img read more

Greece proposes ‘underwhelming’ online gambling framework

first_img Related Articles Greek retail closures rock OPAP Q1 performance June 11, 2020 Submit OPAP delivers on Athens children’s hospital CSR projects July 6, 2020 Share Greek leisure approval sees OPAP return to full capacity June 8, 2020 Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos has presented the initial framework for the nation’s new online gambling licensing regime, seeking to continue the overhaul of Greek-wide industry regulations.Since 2011, The Greek government has allowed 24 operators to operate online gambling services, sanctioned through ‘transitional permits’.The Ministry of Finance will allow these operators first right to secure its revamped online gambling licenses, however, stakeholders will likely be disappointed by the steep costs attached to procurement.In its proposed framework, the Greek government has attached a €4 million fee for securing an online sports betting licence, with operators forced to pay an additional €1 million for operating further online gambling services.At present, the proposed online gambling licences will last for a period of five years, with operators further required to prove that they operated legally within regulated EU jurisdictions, along with records disclosing up to three years of corporate financial performance.On application, all interested parties seeking to secure a new online gambling license will be forced to deposit €500,000 with the Greek Finance Ministry.   The Greek government has stated that it won’t allow ‘black-listed operators’ to apply for licensing for a period of up to 12 months. Applicants will learn of their acceptance within two months of filing.Further complications see the Ministry of Finance attach a ‘variable tax’ on consumer winnings above €100, which will be withheld by Greece’s tax authority before redistribution to customers.As yet, little is known as to whether the Greek government will seek to adjust its 35% revenue tax on online gambling services.The Ministry of Finance will move to open a consultation window on its proposed framework, seeking advice and opinion from active stakeholders within the Greek gambling market. StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more