Jamtronica trio SunSquabi has announced their first batch of headlining tour dates for the coming year with 12 shows scheduled throughout the first few weeks of 2019. The Denver-based outfit’s Friday announcement follows the previous news that they would also be climbing aboard the Norwegian Jade as part of Jam Cruise 17 in late January.The winter tour will begin with a concert in front of their hometown fans with Too Many Zooz and The Hip Abduction at The Fillmore in Denver, Colorado on January 26th. The band will then make stops at venues throughout the western U.S. including Neurolux in Boise, ID (1/30); Neumos in Seattle, WA (1/31); Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR (2/2); Wow Hall in the jam-friendly city of Eugene, OR (2/6); Crystal Bay in Reno, NV (2/7); Atrium in Santa Cruz, CA (2/9); Winston’s in San Diego, CA (2/15); and The Morrocan in Los Angeles, CA (2/16), just to name a few. SunSquabi will conclude their winter 2019 run with an appearance a M3F Fest in Phoenix, Arizona on March 2nd, which also includes sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, and Twiddle.The winter tour will also mark the first run of shows following the release of SunSquabi’s forthcoming studio album, Instinct, which arrives on January 11th. The band previously released and debuted three new songs from Instinct including “Caterpillar”, “Chrysalis”, and “Night Moth”, as part of their pre-album ‘Metamorphosis’ Series. With fans having already been introduced to some of the new material in a live setting, they’ll be just as happy to head to the merch table to buy the new album by the time SunSquabi hit the road in January.SunSquabi toured pretty extensively throughout the fall months of 2018, which included some shows opening up for Umphrey’s and STS9. They also performed down at Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL back in late October.Tickets for the SunSquabi’s headlining shows on the upcoming tour are on sale now via the tour page on the band’s website. $1 from each ticket sold on the upcoming tour will be donated by the band to the Can’d Aid Foundation.SunSquabi Winter 2019 Tour DatesJan. 15 – Miami, FL – Jam CruiseJan. 26 – Denver, CO – FillmoreJan. 30 – Boise, ID – NeuroluxJan. 31 – Seattle, WA – NeumosFeb. 1 – Bellingham, WA – Wild BuffaloFeb. 2 – Portland, OR – Wonder BallroomFeb. 5 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre PubFeb. 6 – Eugene, OR – Wow HallFeb. 7 – Reno, NV – Crystal BayFeb. 8 – Berkeley, CA – CornerstoneFeb. 9 – Santa Cruz, CA – AtriumFeb. 15 – San Diego, CA – Winston’sFeb. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The MorrocanMar. 2 – Phoenix, AZ – M3F FestView All 2019 Tour Dates
Wind Power Industry Reports All-Time High Output in U.S. in 2015 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Associated Press:Wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes, an industry group said Tuesday.The American Wind Energy Association said wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. Coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that, the association said.The association released the statistics at a Vestas Wind Systems turbine plant in Brighton, Colorado, near Denver.Demand for wind energy is also driving up employment. The industry employed the equivalent of 88,000 full-time workers last year, up 20 percent in a year, the report said.“We need wind technicians to keep these machines running smoothly,” Tom Kiernan, CEO of the association, said at a news conference.Chris Brown, president of Vestas America, said it can be difficult to find qualified workers.Starting pay for wind technicians is about $25 an hour, said Auston Van Slyke, wind energy technology director for Ecotech Institute in Aurora, a private school that trains workers for the renewable energy industry.Texas remains No. 1 for wind energy while Iowa is second. Iowa generated more than 30 percent of its electricity from wind last year, a record for any state, the report said.The group said tax breaks extended by Congress last year will help stabilize the industry.Full article: U.S. wind energy output hit record last year, industry group says
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As Mets and Yankees fans remember well, Doc Gooden routinely used to mow ‘em down from the mound. But the baseball ace was never much known for his fielding so when he agreed to be a pitch man for a new grass company, some might have thought he was lobbing a passed ball for a medical marijuana dispenser.That couldn’t be further from the truth. It turns out that Gooden has teamed up with Pennington Seed, which recently became the official lawn care company of the New York Yankees, for a special backyard “spring training” event Saturday at Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Jericho.Gooden is slated to be on hand for a meet and greet from noon to 1 p.m. at the store—and he’ll sign memorabilia, whether it’s Yankees or Mets collectibles.“As part of the partnership with the Yankees, Pennington is working directly with the grounds crew to develop a unique blend of grass seed that supports the aesthetic, functional and maintenance needs of the field,” said Brette Bennett, a Pennington Seed spokesperson. The main ingredient is Kentucky Bluegrass.Earlier this year Pennington Seed, Inc., which was founded in Madison, Ga., back in 1945, officially replaced the Yankee Stadium Grass Seed Mix from the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.Known as “Dr. K” for his impressive string of strike-outs every game, Dwight Gooden spent 18 years in the Majors: 11 with the Mets, most notably when he helped the team win the 1986 World Series yet notoriously missed the victory parade in Manhattan after a heavy night of partying, and three years with the Yankees, where he memorably threw a 135-pitch no-hitter in 1996 while his father was awaiting open heart surgery in a hospital. After that gutsy performance, Gooden presented his dad with a game ball.Gooden would frequently shine on the diamond. Off the field was where he often found trouble, as readers of his recent autobiography, Doc: A Memoir, learned full well. While the Mets were parading through lower Manhattan in 1986, Doc was in bad shape from all the booze and coke he’d self-medicated the night before.“As my teammates rode through the Canyon of Heroes,” he wrote, “I was alone in my bed in Roslyn, Long Island, with the curtains closed and the TV on, missing what should have been the greatest morning of my life.”And the worst was yet to come: a full-year suspension in 1995 for testing positive for cocaine abuse. But he pulled himself together, in no small part due to the encouragement of George Steinbrenner, “the boss of the Yankees,” who convinced the Doc to don pinstripes. It suited him fine. And now he says he’s been completely clean since 2011. But does that mean he has no grass stains on his uniform? Come to Home Depot on April 19 and find out.
41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chole Casber Chole Casber is a product manager for TMG. In his role, Chole is responsible for various product lines from ideation through rollout, including EMV. Chole is also focused on identifying … Web: www.tmg.global Details Recent research from payment technology company NCR suggests hackers can override code on EMV chip cards to make them appear as regular magnetic stripe cards. Why is this a potential problem? Because it would mean EMV cardholders would be prompted to swipe instead of insert, leaving their cards vulnerable to counterfeit fraud.In addition, fraudsters recently claimed they were able to manipulate dual-interface EMV cards, which offer cardholders the ability to insert, swipe or ‘tap and go.’ They said near field communication (NFC) amplifiers allowed them to read card information on dual-interface cards. With this technology, the fraudsters claim, cards would be at risk even when tucked safely in pockets and purses.Card issuers, merchants and consumers should know there are security measures in place to address both of these supposed vulnerabilities.First and foremost, the entire structure of EMV is centered on a dynamic cryptogram response system. When a cardholder inserts his or her card at the point of sale, the card is authenticated using unique transaction data from both the merchant and the card issuer. Any data a fraudster may capture during this transaction cannot be used to perform new transactions.Additionally, the neural networks payment processors like TMG have in place provide an extra layer of protection against fraud. Among the tactics these systems employ is the validation of card verification values (CVVs). If a fraudster were to overwrite the magnetic stripe on an EMV chip card, the CVV from the transaction would not match up with the CVV in the processor’s system, causing the transaction to be declined.Although EMV doubters may be quick to point out perceived flaws in the technology, there are proven benefits to it. Already, U.S. merchants with chip-enabled terminals have seen counterfeit card fraud drop by 18 percent. Other countries that have implemented EMV technology have seen similar results. England, France and Canada all saw card fraud drop exponentially after deploying EMV.While no technology is completely infallible to fraud, the robust security measures card issuers and payment processors have in place help ensure EMV lives up to its promises. The continuous evolution of fraud prevention strategies further positions EMV as the top dog in the fight against fraud.