first_imgCage The Elephant is gearing up to release their fifth full-length studio album, Social Cues, due out April 19th via RCA. As the follow-up to 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty and their 2017 live record, Unpeeled, the new collection of songs will include today’s single release of “Night Running”–a collaboration with fellow alt-rocker Beck.In addition to previously-shared “Ready To Let Go” and “House Of Glass“, “Night Running” serves as the latest preview of Cage The Elephant’s new music, as well as their upcoming co-headlining tour with Beck, featuring Spoon and a variety of other special guests including Starcrawler, Wild Belle and Sunflower Bean.“Night Running”[Audio: Cage The Elephant]The Night Running Tour is set to hit a number of notable amphitheaters and more nationwide including George, WA’s The Gorge (7/13); Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheater (7/16); Chicago, IL’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (7/31); Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (8/12); New York’s Forest Hills Stadium (8/17); and Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion(8/22); to name a few. For a full list of dates and venue-specific ticketing links, head here.Cage the Elephant and Beck 2019 “Night Running Tour” Dates:07/11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^07/13 – George, WA @ The Gorge *^07/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *^07/17 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *^07/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *^07/20 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^07/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^07/23 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *^07/26 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *#07/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion *#07/28 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#07/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#07/31 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#08/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *#08/03 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *#08/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *&08/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&08/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *&08/15 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *&08/16 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire *&08/17 – New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium *08/20 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center *&08/21 – Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion *&08/22 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *&08/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&08/25 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *&08/27 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&08/29 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&08/30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&* = w/ Spoon^ = w/ Starcrawler# = w/ Wild Belle& = w/ Sunflower BeanView Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_imgA new survey has revealed what renters want in a property — and it has nothing to do with the size of the master bedroom or the luxury features in the kitchen.RELATED:Chance to rent ‘Up’ houseProximity to public transport was the number one determining factor for the 500 renters quizzed as part of the Place Advisory Rental Survey for 2018.More than half of the respondents (69 per cent) said they would only consider a property within a 10 minute walk, or about a kilometre, from buses, train and ferries.That was followed by proximity to retail/supermarkets and entertainment/dining, with both important to 56 per cent of respondents.And the finding is not surprising given that many renters are students or young professionals.Place Advisory’s Lachlan Walker said there was often a huge difference between what renters want, and what investors think renters want.The survey found two-bedroom apartments were still the most sought-after property type, with 24 per cent of renters searching that market.Twenty-two per cent of the respondents wanted a three-bedroom house, according to the survey.Place Ascot agent Natalie Rasmussen has a two-bedroom unit in Highgate Hill on her books for $530 a week. Its terrace overlooks the river and towards the University of Queensland, and was located close to parks, cafe and shopping precincts and public transport.Unit 3, 4 Fraser Tce, Highgate Hill is available for $530 a week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAnd at the bottom of the wishlist was a two-bedroom house, appealing to just 1 per cent of renters.>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK< read more

first_img22 October 2004A website developed to find ways for South Africans to help prevent, manage and minimise the impact of child abuse recently celebrated its second anniversary.The Volunteer Child Network offers volunteers in the fight against child abuse access to a range of information, including contact details of organisations that are active in preventing and reducing child abuse.According to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the database of participating organisations has grown from 150 at the time of the launch in 2002 to over 500.People who wish to volunteer their services can log onto the site to look up their preferred organisation.“The website facilitates the matching of skills and preferences of volunteers to the specific needs of organisations that recruit, train, manage or deploy such volunteers”, the CSIR’s Crime Prevention Centre, a partner in the initiative, said in a statement.Other partners include the Office on the Rights of the Child in the Presidency; the sexual offences and community affairs office of the National Prosecuting Authority; the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Development.The Network was formed in 2001 after a series of seminars involving government, NGOs and civil society.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_img14 May 2008The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has awarded seven contracts for the first phase of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement project, which will see 125.5 kilometres of highways in the highly urbanised province being upgraded at a cost of R11.5-billion.“Traffic in the Gauteng area has reached the stage where heavy congestion inhibits economic growth, leads to frustration and loss of productivity of road users, and damages the environment through excessive emissions,” said Sanral in a statement last week.These follow an earlier contract awarded for the upgrade of the N1 between the R21 interchange and Atterbury Interchange, east of Pretoria, where construction is currently well under way.Over the next 36 months, contractors appointed by Sanral will upgrade the N1 from Soweto to the N4 in Pretoria, the N3 from Alberton to Buccleuch, sections of the N12 south of Johannesburg, as well as the N12 from Gillooly’s interchange to the R21 to Boksburg.“The project is an example of co-operation through the various spheres of government, with involvement of Ekhuruleni (East Rand), Tshwane (Greater Pretoria) and Johannesburg metros, the provincial and national governments,” Sanral pointed out.Works ‘substantially’ complete for 2010While the highway upgrades have been prioritised to ensure substantial completion ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a temporary suspension in remaining works has been scheduled between 28 May and 14 July 2010, as not to disrupt traffic flow during the tournament.The project will involve the provision of additional lanes, interchange improvements and implementing an intelligent transport management system – which involves highway cameras, ramp metering and electronic signage.The newly upgraded highways will include high occupancy vehicle lanes, which can be integrated with routes used by bus rapid transport systems, buses, trains and taxis, to promote the use of public transport.Although disruption to traffic is to be expected during the construction phase, the agency is to make every attempt to minimise disruption, and to keep the maximum number of lanes open, particularly at peak hours.Bearing the safety of both road users and construction workers in mind, the agency is urging the public to drive carefully through construction sites that will be policed, adhere to temporary speed limits and not to slow down to look at construction activities.“The long-term benefits will more than compensate for the temporary inconvenience of construction activities and we appeal to the public to exercise extreme caution on the entire network during construction,” Sanral said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgNEW MARKET, Ont.  – One of the most common forms of birth control, the pill, has been available in Canada for over 50 years. But, according to a recent Bayer study, women are still making mistakes when it comes to their contraception.Over the summer, the pharmaceutical company surveyed 500 Canadian women aged 18 to 45 about their familiarity and understanding of contraceptive methods and their efficacy.RELATED: It’s a long story: The history of birth control in CanadaPreliminary results indicate one-third of those women were found to be overestimating how effective their chosen form of birth control method is. The full details of the study haven’t been released yet.“I can’t tell you the number of patients [in my practice] who are shocked and amazed to hear about the efficacy–or shall we say lack of efficacy–of some contraception options,” said Dr. Kristina Dervaitis. A significant portion of Dervaitis’ practice in Ontario is dedicated to contraception counseling.Bayer survey shows one in three women are overestimating the efficacy of their birth control. This graph is based on the survey conducted on women aged 18-45, July 3 – July 8, 2019. (CREDIT: Provided by Bayer) “The failure rate of condoms alone, in terms of typical use, is about 18 per cent in terms of chance of pregnancy. The birth control pill, in terms of typical use, real-world use of the pill, the chance of pregnancy is as high as nine per cent. Compare that to the intrauterine contraception which has a less than one per cent chance of pregnancy,” she said.“That Bayer study certainly resonates with me in terms of what I am seeing day-to-day in the office.”Dervaitis says patients are human beings and forget things, like needing to take a daily pill, which is why the pill becomes so much less effective in what she calls “real-world use”. So, then, why is the pill one of the most commonly used form of birth control?Women probably aren’t fully aware of their options, says Dervaitis. And to add to that, she expects general practitioners might not be completely educated on, or be able to provide, all the options.Awareness, Education, and AccessibilityWhen it comes to education, patients rely more on word-of-mouth or go to online resources, which are perhaps not the most reliable, according to Dervaitis.“We want patients to educate themselves… about their options and to go to reputable sources in addition to their health care provider.” Dervaitis said seeing how more people are turning to online resources and YouTube as an information source, she created a vlog for birth control education.She also points to a handful of resources on the Society of OBGYNs of Canada’s (SOGC) website.Dervaitis also says physicians may not be as up to date on their knowledge as they could be. She said she and other birth control experts are working to dispell myths about birth control–specifically IUC (intrauterine contraception) in her case–in front line health care workers.RELATED: The illusion of choice: Canadian women stonewalled when it comes to reproductive rights“Both the Society of OBGYNs of Canada and the Canadian Paediatric Society recommend [IUDs] as first-line birth control,” not the pill, said Dervaitis, due simply to how much more effective it is in a real-world situation.Some doctor’s offices may not be equipped to provide certain forms of birth control, like the IUD, because it needs to be inserted. Dervaitis says doctors would need to provide referrals if they can’t insert the IUD themselves, and suspects it could be why, at least in part, doctors and patients circle back to the pill.“We, as physicians, are trying harder and harder to make sure that access to clinics for IUC insertion isn’t a barrier.”With over half of pregnancies in Canada being unplanned, Dervaitis encourages women who are not trying to conceive to talk to their doctors about which birth control options work best for their lifestyle.——————————————————————-Read more from the Elephant in the Womb reproductive rights series here.last_img read more

first_img AP, June 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California appeals court has upheld a San Diego city ordinance that closes a picturesque children’s beach for nearly half the year so that seals may give birth, nurse and wean their pups.In a decision filed Thursday, the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court ruling that set aside the ordinance governing Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla, an affluent seaside community in San Diego.Thursday’s ruling will keep the beach closed between Dec. 15 and May 15 every year. Violators face misdemeanor penalties of up to $1,000 in fines or six months in jail.The Children’s Pool is an artificial cove that was used as a swimming hole for youngsters until seals began moving in during the 1990s — spurring a years-long feud between supporters of the animals and those who want beach access.In 2014, the City Council approved closing the beach for part of the year after other efforts to protect the seals during their breeding season were unsuccessful. The California Coastal Commission issued a permit allowing that action.Visitors to the area often walk up to the seals, pose for selfies with them and mimic their barking noises. When they’re disturbed, seals can abandon their pups, give birth prematurely or miscarry, or become frightened and accidentally stampede babies. They’ve also nipped at humans.The group Friends of the Children’s Pool sued San Diego and the coastal commission, arguing that the Marine Mammal Protection Act gives the federal government jurisdiction over marine mammals, not local governments. The group won a trial court ruling in the matter.The appeals court rejected the group’s argument and the lower court’s ruling, saying nothing in the protection act pre-empts a state’s ability to regulate access to its own property.“(The ordinance) is not directed to conservation or taking of seals,” according to the ruling. “Rather, it is a land-use regulation, which falls within a traditional state police power.”Coastal commission Chair Dayna Bochco said in a statement that the ruling shows the commission “made the right decision to protect the seals and public safety at Children’s Pool.”“This agency will continue to safeguard our precious marine resources as we have for the last 40 years,” Bochco said.Friends of the Children’s Pool says on its website that the group doesn’t want to force seals to be removed from the beach, “only to force the city to find a better way to manage shared use within the law.”“The seals had prospered for over 20 years sharing habitat with people. If the City still insists shared use is impractical, it can revert to restoration of Children’s Pool as originally entrusted, not buried under 10 feet of sand,” the group says.Or, the group says, San Diego “must repatriate the seals to the wild, for their safety, per federal recommendations and procedures.”“San Diego had no right to create a pen for them on state trusted land to exploit them for a tourist attraction,” the group says. Posted: June 8, 2018 AP Court: Popular San Diego beach can keep closing for seals Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgThe Army has provided additional information about where the 40,000 military personnel it is eliminating as its shrinks its active-duty end strength to 450,000 by the end of fiscal 2018 will come from.About 2,300 of the positions will come from personnel based overseas, including 699 coming from Europe, 533 from South Korea and 71 from Japan, reported Stars and Stripes. Cuts at the 30 U.S. installations that were the focus of last week’s announcement about the service’s latest force reduction accounted for less than 20,000 personnel.Army spokesman Lt. Col. Joe Buccino said an additional 746 positions will be eliminated from over 300 small installations across the United States, some representing just a single position at a recruiting office.An additional 10,000 positions slated to be cut come from a group referred to as transients, trainees, holdees and students, Buccino said. That category includes individuals transitioning out of service but still on the books; new recruits in or on their way to boot camp; prisoners, whose numbers are expected to drop with the overall force; and soldiers in educational programs outside of the military. None of those positions are associated with any specific post.Officials last week also said that 17,000 civilian positions would be eliminated, with details about how those will be assigned expected within 90 days. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more