Prospects for survival in the Southern Ocean: vulnerability of benthic species to temperature change

first_imgOrganisms have a limited number of responses that enhance survival in changing environments. They can: 1. Cope within existing physiological flexibility; 2. Adapt to changing conditions; or 3. Migrate to sites that allow survival. Species inhabiting coastal seabed sites around Antarctica have poorer physiological capacities to deal with change than species elsewhere. They die when temperatures are raised by only 5–10°C above the annual average, and many species lose the ability to perform essential functions, e.g. swimming in scallops or burying in infaunal bivalve molluscs when temperatures are raised only 2–3°C. The ability to adapt, or evolve new characters to changing conditions depends, at least in part, on generation time. Antarctic benthic species grow slowly and develop at rates often x5–x10 slower than similar temperate species. They also live to great age, and exhibit deferred maturity. Longer generation times reduce the opportunities to produce novel mutations, and result in poorer capacities to adapt to change. Intrinsic capacities to colonize new sites and migrate away from deteriorating conditions depend on adult abilities to locomote over large distances, or for reproductive stages to drift for extended periods. The slow development of Antarctic benthic species means their larvae do spend extended periods in the water column. However, whereas most continents have coastlines extending over a wide range of latitude, Antarctica is almost circular in outline, is isolated from other oceans by the circumpolar current, and its coastline covers few degrees of latitude. Thus in a warming environment there are fewer places to migrate to. On all three major criteria Antarctic benthic species appear less capable than species elsewhere of responding to change in ways that can enhance survival.last_img read more

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Major League Baseball announces plan to implement pitch clock during Spring Training

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailpoetic_disorder/iStock(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball has announced that it will implement a pitch timer during Spring Training games, with the potential for that mechanism to be used in regular season games as well.According to a news release, the 20-second clock will be implemented in three stages. Initially, the timer will be used without enforcement as umpires and players become familiar with the rule. Beginning next week, umpires will be instructed to remind pitchers and hitters who violate the rule with no penalty. And later in Spring Training, batters will be required to be in the batter’s box and alert to the pitcher with at least five seconds remaining on the clock. The pitcher will have to begin his windup or come to a set position before the timer expires. A ball or strike will be assessed based on which party violates the rule.MLB says the timer will not be used on the first pitch of an at-bat. On any ensuing pitch, the clock will start when the pitcher receives the ball back from the catcher.Negotiations between the league and the MLB Players Union will determine whether the rule will also be used in the regular season. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. February 22, 2019 /Sports News – National Major League Baseball announces plan to implement pitch clock during Spring Trainingcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Wizards snap Utah’s 24-game home winning streak, win 125-121

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 34 points to help the Washington Wizards beat the Utah Jazz 125-121.That ended Utah’s franchise-record, 24-game home winning streak.Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists for the Wizards. Daniel Gafford matched his season high with 15 points for Washington. The Wizards swept the season series with the Jazz after shooting 52% from the field and 47% from 3-point range.Donovan Mitchell scored 42 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added a season-high 33 for Utah. Joe Ingles chipped in 18 but the Jazz lost at home for the first time in 2021. April 13, 2021 /Sports News – Local Wizards snap Utah’s 24-game home winning streak, win 125-121 Written by Tags: NBA/Utah Jazz/Washington Wizardslast_img read more

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How do you recover from a flood?

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » How do you recover from a flood? previous nextAgencies & PeopleHow do you recover from a flood?We asked York agent Anya Mathewson who has just moved back into her office after it was deluged last yearNigel Lewis31st October 20160632 Views How long does it take to get your business back on its feet after a flood? In the case of an agent in York the answer has been nearly ten months.The ordeal started for Letters Property Management when during Christmas Day and Boxing Day last year water started pouring in through its branch front door after up to 100mm of rainfall fell on the city over a 48-hour period (see picture, below).Letters, which was one of 650 homes and businesses deluged during the floods, has been owned by Anya Matthewson (pictured, left) for the past decade since she bought company after a stint as its finance manager.Her office is on the city’s famous Walmgate thoroughfare which, at one point during the floods, was under two feet of water and many of its premises were damaged including Letters and three others agents.Ten months later and Anya is only just ready to re-open her office, although luckily for her she had upstairs premises from which the business has been operating while the office downstairs has been drying out.This has now been reclaimed and refurbished and the business’s ten-strong team have moved back in.But despite it being a difficult ten months, Anya has used the opportunity to rebrand the business and “turn the setback into a positive”, she says.Out has gone the old green and black colour scheme and in has come a “modern, zingy green and grey one” which, Anya says, reflects the company’s professionalism and foothold in the local market.“Letters has been open for more than 20 years and I believe it’s the biggest independent letting agent in York. The new logo opens the door to an even brighter future, for us as well as our tenants and landlords.”Letters Property Management York floods October 31, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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GD Electric Boat Wins USS Montpelier Maintenance Deal

first_img View post tag: Naval May 28, 2015 View post tag: GD View post tag: deal View post tag: USS Montpelier View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today GD Electric Boat Wins USS Montpelier Maintenance Deal General Dynamics Electric Boat is being awarded a $46,4 million contract to perform planning efforts needed to conduct maintenance, upgrades, and modernization efforts on USS Montpelier (SSN 765) submarine during its interim dry docking period.This scope of work encompasses planning efforts necessary to maintain full unrestricted operation of the submarine, as well as upgrades and modernization efforts required to ensure the submarine is operating at full technical capability.This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $259,634,339.Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by February 2018. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $20,000,000 will be obligated at the time of award.The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”16095″]Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: Electric Boat GD Electric Boat Wins USS Montpelier Maintenance Deal View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: maintenance View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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“BACKSIDE LIL” SELECTED AS RACE TRACK ANALYSTS FOR CITY COUNTY OBSERVER

first_img“BACKSIDE LIL”  SELECTED AS RACE TRACK ANALYSTS FOR CITY COUNTY OBSERVERI’m glad to be back in Southern Indiana after 21 years traveling the country side and visiting nearly every horse track in the world.  Although I can speak five (9) languages fluently, my favorite language is good ole “KENTUCKY TWANG”. All I can say about myself is, I was born, highly educated (7 college degrees) and presently living! I just can’t wait for the live meet at Ellis Park to begin.Lately I been hanging out and enjoyed connecting with my roots once again. Though I am still grieving about the passing of my 7th husband, oil man, Wolfgang Franz from Germany. Recently, I have rekindled an old flame with my high school sweetheart long time Ellis Park horse owner and trainer Kyle. We parted ways after high school due to my risky enlistment into the CIA. I’m now retired and just accepted a part time race track analyst with the City-County Observer.Oh, I want to personally thank the City County Observer for allowing me to write Handicapping articles on my predictions on upcoming winners not only at Ellis Park but also at other tracks throughout the country.I can guarantee that I know all about this subject and if you follow my predictions It’s my  hope you will make a little money by doing so  Bottom line there are no guarantee that you will be able win a bunch of money by doing so.  Oh, I’m just a cartoon character created by the CCO so they can bring little more humor and interest for their readership.  The handicapping of the races will be done by knowledgeable people.  So sit back and enjoy and lets have fun at the races!Until next time, don’t take any wooden nickels! I’m on my way to give a lecture at Keeneland Race Track on “Handicapping of Races”!Amore!FOOTNOTES FROM “BACKSIDE LILHorse racing, like many sports, has its own language. Whether it’s how to place a bet, or words on a race form, it can be a bit perplexing.  Below you’ll find a glossary of race track terms you should know. ACROSS THE BOARD: A bet on one horse to win, place, and show.ALLOWANCE OR ALLOWANCE RACE: A non-claiming event in which the racing secretary conditions weight allowances based on previous purse earnings and/or types of victories.ALSO ELIGIBLE OR “E’: Horses entered into the field that will not run unless other horses are scratched.APPRENTICE JOCKEY: A student jockey that will receive a weight allowance of varying degrees depending on his or her experience.BACKSTRETCH: The straight part of the track opposite the finish line or the stable area.BABY RACE:  A race for two year old horses, especially early in the season.BLINKERS: Blinkers: Eye equipment that limits a horse’s vision; generally used to help the horse concentrate on running and to reduce ditraction.BREEZE: A term generally used to describe a workout in which a horse is easily running under a hold without encouragement from the rider.BUG BOY: An apprentice jockeyCLAIMING RACE: A race where each horse in the field has a price and can be purchased by any person that makes a valid claim prior to the running of the race.CLUBHOUSE TURN: The first turn of races that begin on the frontstretch/homestretch.CONDITIONS: The circumstances under which a race will be run, such as: surface, distance, purse, and eligibilities.EXACTA: A bet in which the player attempts to pick the 1st and 2nd place horse on one ticket.Fast Track: Rating of a dirt track that is dry and hard.FIRE SALE:  A drastic reduction in the claiming price of a horse.FRACTIONS: Clocking at quarter-mile increments in either a race or a workout.FRONT RUNNER: A horse that wants to run on or near the lead.FURLONG: One eighth of a mile.GRADED RACE: A stakes race that is assigned a grade (I, II, or III) by the American Graded Stakes Committee based on the relative strength of the race as compared to all other races. This is the highest form of racing.HANDICAP: A race in which the racing secretary assigns weights designed to equalize the winning chances of the entrants; or to study horses’ records in order to determine the chances of each to win the race.HEAVY TRACK: A grass racing surface that has received an extremely large amount of water and is an almost bog-like condition.INQUIRY: An official investigation by the stewards of the running of the race to determine whether a foul was committed by a horse or jockey.In the money: To finish in the top four; this generally entitles the owner to a share of the purse. In betting terms “in the money” means to finish in the top three.MADDEN: A horse that has never won a race; or a race for horses that have never won a race.furlongs but shorter than 1 1/8 miles.MINUS POOL: When enough money is bet on one horse that the pool is insufficient, after the track take, to pay the holders of the winning ticket the legal minimum odds. In this situation, the track is required to make up the difference to ensure that the bettors are paid the full amount.MORNING ODDS;  The odds set by the track prior to the opening of the pools.MUDDY TRACK: A dirt track that is soft, wet and holding.OBJECTIONS: A claim of foul by a jockey following the race.ODDS: The chances of a horse to win a particular race based on the pari-mutuel wagering of the general public. The payouts for a $2 bet with corresponding odds are listed below:OFF THE BOARD: A horse that fails to finish in the money.OFF TRACK: A racing surface that is anything other than Fast (Dirt) or Firm (Turf/Grass).SCHOOL: To train a horse, generally in the starting gate or the paddock.SCRATCH: To withdraw a horse from a race.SHIPPER: A horse that has traveled from one track to another to run in a race.SHUT OUT: When a player fails to make his bet at the window prior to the gate opening.STEWARDS: Three person panel that determines whether or not any rules violations occurred during the race..TRIFECTA: A wager in which the player selects the first three horses in a race in order.TURF COURSE:  A grass covered course.WASHED OUT: A nervous horse that is sweating.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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The Complete Guide To New Orleans Jazz Fest Late Nights

first_imgNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is one of the most unique and culturally rich festivals out there, but often the best sights and sounds in New Orleans are to be found after dark. The late night scene during Jazz Fest is unlike that of any other festival, with special superjams, cover sets, surprise sit-in collaborations, crawfish boils and so many options to choose from that the inability to be in more than one place at a time becomes your only stress of the weekend.This year’s after-show lineup is already shaping up to be one of the most stacked couple of weeks of music we’ve ever seen. Stay tuned here as the announcements continue to unfold. Thursday, April 21stFree Jazz in the Park – Armstrong Park – 4pmAnders Osborne – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $35Skerik, Helen Gillet, Nikki Glaspie – Gasa Gasa***The Nigel Hall Experience w/ Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Donnie Sundal, Eric Vogel, Jamison Ross, Weedie Braimah, Brad Walker, Benny Bloom – Howlin’ Wolf – 10pm, $15The Darkness + Raveneye – House of Blues – 8pm, $25Smoke Free NOLA Anniversary w/ Deacon John, Paul Sanchez, Eric Bolivar and more – Chickie Wah WahStanton Moore Trio (Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Scott Metzger) + DJ Kevvy Kev – Maison – 9pm, $20*Charlie Hunter & Johnny Vidacovich / Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge & Johnny Vidacovich – Maple Leaf – 10pm / 11pmTank and the Bangas + Stooges Brass Band – Blue Nile – 10pm, $15Dr. Lonnie Smith w/ Donald Harrison, Detroit Brooks & Joe Dyson – Snug HarborJon Cleary – D.B.A. – 7pm, freeFriday, April 22ndGATORATORS ft. Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Mitch Stein, Reggie Scanlan & Eric Bolivar – Cafe Instanbul – 10pm, $40*Dumpstaphunk’s Phunk, Power & Soul w/ Dumpstaphunk, The London Souls, The Nth Power – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $30Bonerama – House of Blues (Parish) – 9pm, $17.50The Greyboy Allstars, Vulfpeck, Pimps of Joytime – The Joy Theater – 9pm, $35 – $65*The Original Meters – Orpheum Theatre – 10pm, $72.50 (SOLD OUT)**Galactic + Turkuaz – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $46Dave Rawlings Machine – House of Blues – 8pm, $35Eric Lindell + Tab Benoit – Rock n’ Bowl – 9:30pm, $22Louisiana Blues Throwdown ft. Benny Turner, Terry Scott Jr., John Mooney, Josh Paxton and more – Little Gem Saloon – 9pmThe Soul Rebels / Gravity A – Blue Nile – 10pm / 1am, $10 / $20**5th Annual Nolafunk Jazzfest Series Kick-Off Party w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead SOULROCKER Tour w/ special guests TBA – The Republic NOLA – 10pm, $52.50Honey Island Swamp Band – D.B.A. – 10pm, $20Colin Lake – D.B.A. – 2am, $10Dirty Dozen Brass Band – The Maison – 10:30pm, $15Leftover Salmon (2 shows) – One Eyed Jacks – 8pm / 12am, $25Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall (Sold Out)2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalSteely Dan, Gov’t Mule, Michael McDonald, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Hot 8 Brass Band, Flow Tribe & moreSaturday, April 23rdMarco Benevento / Naughty Professor w/ Chali 2na – Blue Nile – 10:30pm / 12am, $20 / $15***Dead Feat ft. Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere, Jackie Greene, Carl Dufrene / Papa Mali + Friends – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $47.50**The Heat ft. Ivan Neville, Oteil Burbridge, Stanton Moore, Eric Krasno w/ The Heard – One Eyed Jacks – 9pm, $25***Foundation of Funk ft. George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, Tony Hall – House of Blues – 2am, $25Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen – House of Blues (parish) – 9pm, $25The Revivalists w/ Vulfpeck + Soul Rebels – Orpheum Theatre – 9pm, $35***London Souls Revue ft. Eric Krasno, Cyril Neville, Ian Neville performing the music of Allen Toussaint, The Beatles & more, w/ Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish, and Jarekus Singleton – Republic – 9pm, $30Honey Island Swamp Band / The Magnificent 7 ft. Dave Malone, John Gros, Rob Mercurio and more – Rock n’ Bowl – $27Treme Threauxdown ft. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band + special guests – Saenger Theatre – 7pm,Garage A Trois (OG Lineup) ft. Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore & Skerik – Tipitina’s – 1:30am, $20John Boutté / Rebirth Brass Band – d.b.a. – 8pm, $20Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters – Cafe Istanbul – $20Ghostland Observatory + Michal Menert – Joy Theater – 10pm, $30Greyboy Allstars – Maison – 11pm, $27 New Orleans Suspects w/ Al Shiner, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Oteil Burbridge, Papa Mali, Eric McFadden, Natalie Grossman, Charlie Wooton – Maple LeafPreservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall (Sold Out)Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers – Little Gem Saloon – 8pm & 10pm2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalPearl Jam, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Galactic, Mystikal, Maxwell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Anders Osborne, Leo Nocentelli & more Sunday, April 24th **Lettuce + Vulfpeck – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $25Duran Duran w/ CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers – Smoothie King Center – 7pm, $27.95 – $108.95***George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic w/ New Breed Brass Band – Republic – 9pm, $47.50**Worship My Organ ft. Marco Benevento, Skerik, Robert Walter, Simon Lott, DJ Logic and more – One Eyed Jacks – 9pm, $30*Eric Krasno, Wil Blades, Karl Denson, Stanton Moore – One Eyed Jacks – 2am, $25Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch – House of Blues – 10am, $45The Subdudes – House of Blues – 8pm, $35The Word ft. Robert Randolph, John Medeski & North Mississippi Allstars & Dirty Dozen Brass Band – The Joy Theater – 9pm, $35***Dead Feat ft. Anders Osborne, Paul Barrere, Jackie Greene, Carl Dufrene and more – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $47.50Jazz Brunch w/ Mitch Stein Trio ft. Mitch Stein, Mark Brooks, Eric Bolivar – Atchafalaya – Tickets at doorSonny Landreth, Tab Benoit and Little Freddie King – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $27Kristina Morales – Spotted Cat Club – 6pm, Reservations not acceptedPat Casey & the New Sounds – Spotted Cat Club – 10pm, Reservations not acceptedPreservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall – 12am, $500Dr. Lonnie Smith / Brass-a-Holics – Blue Nile – 10:30pm / 12:30am, $20 / $10Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen – D.B.A. – 7pm, $10Funk & Chant w/ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & John “Papa” Gros – D.B.A. – 10pm, $20George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners – D.B.A. – 2am, $20Maple Leaf Allstars f/ Jon Cleary, Tony Hall, Ivan Neville, Raymond Weber & Derwin “Big D” Perkins / Marco Benevento – Maple Leaf – 11pm / 3amThe Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Chris Chew) + Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Joy Theater – 9pm, $352016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalRed Hot Chili Peppers, J.Cole, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Better Than Ezra, Jonny Lang, Taj Mahal Trio, Rhiannon Giddens & moreMonday, April 25thColin Lake – BB King’s Blues Club – 8pm, FREEThat Booker Thing! ft. Marco Benevento, Johnny Vidacovich & James Singleton – Blue Nile Andrew Duhon Trio – Carrollton Station – 7pm, FREEJay P. Dufour (10:00pm) – Circle Bar – 10pmBrian Haas, Mike Dillon, Elmo Price & Simon Lott – Dragon’s Den  Piano Night – A Benefit for WWOZ – House of Blues – 7pm, $47.25 Charlie Hunter, Wil Blades, Scott Amendola & Skerik – Cafe Instanbul – 9pm, $20Charles Neville & His New England Nevilles – Cafe Instanbul – 11:30pm                                                                                                               ***NOLA Crawfish Festival w/ Neville Jacobs (Ivan Neville, Cris Jacobs, Tony Hall & Brady Blade) + Honey Island Swamp Band + Mike Zito & The Wheel + Colin Lake + Johnny Sansone and more – NOLA Brewing Tap Room – 3pm, $35Frequinox (Robert Walter, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Donald Harrison, Scott Metzger) + Orgone + DJ Kevvy Kev – One Eyed Jacks – 9pm, $25Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $12Instruments A Comin’ Benefit Concert & Street Party 2016 Honorees Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Donald Harrison Jr. – Tipitina’s – 9pm, $50Johnny Vidacovich Trio feat- Oteil Burbridge & Karl Denson – D.B.A. – 8pm, $20Tuesday, April 26thThe New Orleans Blues King Pens f/ Marc Stone, Benny Turner, Joe Krown, and more – BB King’s Blues ClubElliot Smith Ensemble + Nolatet (Johnny Vidacovich, Brian Haas, Mike Dillon & James Singleton) – Gasa Gasa – 5pm, $10Peter Murphy – House of Blues (Parish) – 8pm, $27.50Charles Neville Quartet f/ Mitch Stein, Mark Brooks & Karl Budo  – Cafe Instanbul – 10pm, $20Joe Krown Trio f/ Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste – Cafe Instanbul – 12am, $20***NOLA Crawfish Festival w/ John “Papa” Gros Band + Papa Mali & Friends + Billy Iuso & Restless Natives + George Porter Jr. Trio f/ June Yamagishi and more – NOLA Brewing Tap Room – 3pm, $3512th Annual Threadhead Patry w/ The Iron Funk Allstars (f/ Tony Hall, Ivan Neville, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Ian Neville, and Raymond Weber) + Cha Wa + Johnny Sansone + Roddie Romero & The Hub City Allstars + Royal Fingerbowl + Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns – The Old Ironworks – 11am***Thankful for Amy: An All-Star Tribute to Amy Winehouse (w/ Elise Testone, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Chris Bullock, Cris Jacobs, Raymond Weber, Chris Severin & Nicole Zuraitas) + Jazz is Phish (w/ Michael Ray, Chris Bullock, Kevin Moehringer, Anthony Wellington, Josh Thomas, Adam Chase & Matthew Chase) + Turkuaz performing a tribute to The Band – Howlin’ Wolf – 10:30pm, $25Dragon Smoke (Eric Lindell, Robert Mercurio, Ivan Neville & Stanton Moore) + DJ Logic – One Eyed Jacks – 9pm, $35The Whip! – ft. Brian J, Eric McFadden, Mike Dillon, Robert Walter, Corey Henry, Eric Bolivar, Nate Edgar, and special guests – One Eyed Jacks – 1:45am, $20*Adam Deitch Birthday Bash w/ Adam Deitch Quartet – Blue Nile – 11pm, $15Anders Osborne, John Fohl & Johnny Sansone (2 shows) – Chickie Wah Wah – 8pm & 11pmMicah McKee and Little Maker – Paradigm Gardens  Creole String Beans – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $12An Evening With Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr. – with a special appearance by The Tipitina’s Interns – Orpheum Theater – $22Marc Broussard + Nigel Hall  – SouthportWednesday, April 27thThe Iguanas – d.b.a. – 7pm, FREEWalter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters – d.b.a. – 10pm, $10Boogarins – Gasa Gasa – 10:30pm, $10***NOLA Crawfish Festival: The Crawfish All-Stars (George Porter Jr., Terence Higgins, Dave Malone, Billy Iuso, Anders Osborne) + MVP (Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Derwin “Big D” Perkins) and more – NOLA Brewing Tap Room – 3pm, $35Ed Volker and Trio Mollusc (w/ Joe Cabral & Michael Skinkus ) – Cafe Instanbul – 9:30pm, $20Doobie Decibel System ft. Jason Crosby, Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Dan Lebowitz, Jay Lane – Cafe Instanbul – 11:30pm, $20Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers + Trumpet Mafia – Lafayette Square – 5pm, FREE***The Suwannee Family Affair: Chapter 2 (Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Oteil Burbridge & Nigel Hall) + The London Souls + DJ Soul Sister – One Eyed Jacks – 11pm, $25Fiya Fest 2016 – Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Soulive with Maceo Parker and The Shady Horns, Funky Meters FunkiFIYA featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, Karl Denson, Tony Hall, June Yamagishi, Big Sam Williams, Jennifer Hartswick, Roosevelt Collier, Revivalactic Hall featuring Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio, Mark Braud, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maedgen, Ronell Johnson, Ben Jaffe, David Shaw, Ed Williams, Zack Feinberg, Mike Dillon Bernard Purdie and Friends featuring Leo Nocentelli, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Corey Henry, Erica Falls, Farnell Newton, Kris Royal, Alvin Ford Jr.Soul RebelsDr. Klaw with Cyril Neville, The Nth Power, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Naughty Professor, The Heard, Mike Dillon’s Percussion Consortium with St. Augustine’s Drum Section, DJ Logic, DJ Quickie Mart – Mardi Gras World – 2pm, $70-$120***Megalomaniacs Ball 2016 w/ Dean Ween Group, Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Stanton Moore Trio (ft. Dave Torkanowsky, James Singleton), and The Illuminasti Trio (ft. Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, & James Singleton) – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $25Acoustic Duo: Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Heart – Chickie Wah Wah – 8pm***The James Brown Dance Party ft. members of James Brown Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kool & the Gang & more – Republic – 10pm, $20  Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $17The New Orleans Jazz Vipers – Maison – 6:30pmSt. Paul & The Broken Bones plus King James and The Special Men – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $30*Ivan Neville’s Piano Sessions – Blue Nile – 9pm, $20Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., June Yamagishi & Ivan Neville – Maple Leaf – 11pmThursday, April 28thThe Soul Rebels – Le Bon Temps Roule Johnny Sansone – Carrollton Station – 10pmRik Slave’s Country Persuasion – Circle Bar – 6pmDash Rip Rock – Circle Bar – 10pm***Earth Wind & Power: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Nth Power w/ Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, and Farnell Newtown – One Eyed Jacks – 2am, $25Jon Cleary w/ New Breed Brass Band – d.b.a. – 7pm, $10Cedric Burnside Project + Harper and Midwest Kind – d.b.a. – 10pm, $10Cosmic Dance Jubilee f/ Sasha Masakowski, Brian J & Robert Walter – Dragon’s Den – 12am, $15Shorty Fest 2016: A Benefit for the Trombone Shorty Foundation w/ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + students from the Trombone Shorty Academy w/ Edward Lee and Erion Williams + more tba – Generations Hall ROAR! (formally Yojimbo) w/ Skerik – Hi-Ho Lounge *Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs Prince’s “Dirty Mind” featuring Ziek McCarter of Con Brio + The Motet performs “Mixtape 1977” + Mike Dillon performs a Tribute to Elliott Smith + In The Den: The Heavy Pets present Walrus: A Tribute to the Beatles – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $35The Heavy Pets (Tribute to The Beatles) – Howlin’ Wolf Den – 9pmSF / NOLA Summit w/ Stu Allen, Billy Iuso, Mitch Stein, Tony Hall & Eric Bolivar – Cafe Instanbul – 10:30pm, $20Billy Iuso & Restless Natives – Cafe Instanbul – 1am, $25**RageFest – Lettuce with Oteil Burbridge & Cyril Neville + Break Science + Nigel Hall Band – Joy Theater – 9pm, $35*Fiya Powa 2016 – w/ Maceo Parker, George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Stanton Moore, Tony Hall, Big Sam Williams, Roosevelt Collier, and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown – Maison – 2am, $35Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Sonny Landreth – Maple Leaf – 10pmWalter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters + Special Guests – Maple Leaf – 2amThe M&M’s – John Medeski, Papa Mali, Rob Mercurio & Stanton Moore f/ Margie Perez & Monica McIntyre – One Eyed Jacks – 8pm, $30***GroundUp All-Stars – Republic NOLA – 9pm, $35C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band + Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas + Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $22Lost Bayou Ramblers – Siberia  Charles Neville & The New England Neville Brothers + Claude Bryant and The AllStars – The Willows – 8pm, $20Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall – 12am, $500Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra + The N’awlins Johnnys – Armstrong Park – 4pm, FREEJohnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes – Blue Nile – 12am, $15Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr. & Sonny Landreth – Maple Leaf – 10pmSt. Paul & The Broken Bones – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $30Black Joe Lewis – Tipitina’s – 1:30am, $25Marc Stone presents Layla w/ John Mooney, Brint Anderson, Camile Baudoin, Benny Turner, Roosevelt Collier, and Joe Krown – Southport Hall – 8:30pm, $122016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Gary Clark Jr., Snarky Puppy, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Flo Rida, Brandi Carlile & moreFriday, April 29thYoga with Oteil and Kofi Burbridge – Higher Power NOLA – 2pmJohn Mooney & Bluesiana – Carrollton Station – 10pmRichard Bates – Circle Bar – 6pm Chris Lee Experience – Circle BarThe Soul Rebels – d.b.a. – 10pm, $20Lost Bayou Ramblers – d.b.a. – 2am, $20Pimps of Joytime – House of Blues (Parish) – 9pm, $17*The Roots – The Orpheum – 11pm, $93.50**14th Annual Bayou Rendezvous w/ Dr. Klaw (Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, Nick Daniels, and Ian Neville) + The Bayou Rendezvous Allstars (f/ Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Johnny Vidacovich, Ivan Neville, Eric McFadden, and more) + Night People: A Tribute to Allen Toussaint f/ New Orleans Suspects & John “Papa” Gros + Moon Hooch + Good Enough For Good Times + Magic Gravy (f/ Dan Lebowitz, Dave Watts & Garrett Sayers) + Polyrhythmics featuring Dead Beat (Afrobeat Dance Party & Tribute to Jerry Garcia) + Sophistafunk + Sunrise Breakfast Jam featuring 4 Piece Puzzle – Howlin’ Wolf – 8pm, $30Axial Tilt – A Grateful Dead Celebration ft. Stu Allen, Rob Eaton, Mitch Stein, Robin Sylvester, and Jay Lane w/ special guests Donna Jean Godchaux & Charles Neville – Cafe Instanbul – 10pm, $40Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Joy Theater – 10pm, $40 – SOLD OUT***The New Mastersounds – Joy Theater – 2am, $25Roddie Romero & the Hub City Allstars – B.B. King’s Blues Club *Worship My Organ II – ft. John Medeski, Skerik, Robert Walter, Adam Deitch, DJ Logic & DJ Kevvy Kev – Maison – 1am, $35Amanda Shaw & Chubby Carrier  – Mandeville Trailhead – 6:30pm, FREE10th Annual James Brown Birthday Tribute ft. members of the James Brown Band, Dumpstaphunk, and more – Maple Leaf – 11pmJennifer Hartswick Band – Maple Leaf – 3amNolatet (Johnny Vidacovich, Brian Haas, Mike Dillon & James Singleton) – Marigny Opera House  Little Freddie King – Old Arabi BarArmand St. Martin – Old U.S. Mint – 2pmRon Hacker & The Hacksaws – Old U.S. Mint – 7pmKamasi Washington – One Eyed Jacks – (2 shows) 8pm/1am, $35Marcia Ball – Le Petit Theatre***Los Lobos + Tab Benoit – Republic – 10pm, $27.50Sonny Landreth + Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience + Bonerama – Rock n’ Bowl – 8:30pm, $27Wayne Hancock + Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue – SiberiaThe Funky Meters – Tipitina’s – 8pm, $42.50Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Tipitina’s – 1:30am 25th Annual Jazz Fest Shabbat w/ Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen + Panorama Jazz Band + Touro Synagogue Choir + Terry D. Maddox + Cantor David Mintz  – Touro SynagoguePreservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall – 12am, $500Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Blue Nile – 1am, $20New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars – Casa Borrega**The Last Waltz Ft. Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Don Was, George Porter Jr., Jamey Johnson, Dave Malone, Mark Mullins & Special Guests – Saenger Theatre – 9pm, $93-1932016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalPaul Simon, My Morning Jacket, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jazmine Sullivan, Irma Thomas, Los Lobos, The Revivalists, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band & moreSaturday, April 30thLittle Freddie King – BJ’s LoungeDebauche – Carrollton Station – 10pmMod Dance Party w/ DJ Matty – Circle BarJon Batiste & Stay Human – Civic Theatre – 10pm, $25The Rayo Brothers – Dmac’s Bar & Grill *Break Science Live Band – Blue Nile – 10:30pm, $25Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Blue Nile – 1am, $20Kompression w/ Terry Francis + more tba – Dragon’s Den – 12am, $15Louisiana Drum & Bass Presents: SST + Atek + Deluded + DJ Resin + J.Dub’L + Maven Lore + Glassy Eye + Swil – Haven Night Club**The Last Waltz Ft. Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Don Was, George Porter Jr., Jamey Johnson, Dave Malone, Mark Mullins & Special Guests – Saenger Theatre – 9pm, $93-193The Arcs + Mariachi Flor de Toloache – House of Blues – 8pm, $35The California Honeydrops – House of Blues (Parish) – 9pm, $15Anders Osborne + Soulive + New Orleans Suspects + Mike Dillon Band – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $45Axial Tilt – A Grateful Dead Celebration ft. Stu Allen, Rob Eaton, Mitch Stein, Robin Sylvester, and Jay Lane w/ special guests Donna Jean Godchaux & Charles Neville – Cafe Instanbul – 10pm, $40 Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – Joy Theater – 10pm, $40 – SOLD OUT***The New Mastersounds – Joy Theater – 2am, $25Rebirth Brass Band – Maison – 10pm, $20 Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen – Maple Leaf – 11pm*Lil Baby Jesus Peasant Party w/ Erick “Jesus” Coomes + more – Maple Leaf – 3amGal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue – Old Point Bar – Kamasi Washington – One Eyed Jacks – (2 Shows) 8pm/1am, $35*Galactic + JJ Grey & Mofro + Moon Hooch – Orpheum Theater – 8pm, $35***Big Freedia (live band) / Soul Rebels / Tank and the Bangas – Republic – 9pm, $28.50***Voodoo Dead II – ft. Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., John Morgan Kimock, w/ special guest Papa Mali – Republic NOLA – 2am, $47.50Tab Benoit + The Iguanas – Rock n’ Roll – 8:30pm, $27.50Feufollet + The Revelers + King James & The Special Men – Siberia The Motet + Pimps of Joytime – Tipitina’s – 9pm, $20Earphunk – Tipitina’s – 1:30am, $25Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall (Sold Out)Dirty Dozen Brass Band – D.B.A. – 10pm, $20John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Skerik & James Singleton – D.B.A. – 2am, $20Nicholas Payton’s Afro-Caribbean Mixtape f/ Vicente Archer, Joe Dyson, and Daniel Sadownick – Prime Example2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalStevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, The Soul Rebels & moreSunday, May 1stNOLA Crawfish King’s Jazz Fest Crawfish Bash w/ Nigel Hall Band + Sonic Bloom – 3207 Derby Place – 7pm, $35Ponce de Leon & N. White     Kelcy Mae – Ponce de Leon & N. White 6:30pm, Free Porch Fest ShowMicah McKee & Little Maker + Blind Texas Marlin – Circle Bar – 6pm The Rayo Brothers – Circle Bar – 10pmThe Werks – Gasa Gasa – 9pm, $12Kirk Franklin Presents House of Blues Gospel Brunch – House of Blues – 10am, $45Rising Appalachia + Lost Bayou Ramblers – House of Blues (Parish) – 8pm, $20***Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder ft. Nigel Hall, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Adam Deitch, Cory Henry, Wil Blades, and Adam Smirnoff + 18th Annual Zigaboo’s Funk Revue w/ Zigaboo Modeliste + Sophistafunk – Howlin’ Wolf – 9pm, $30 Hot 8 Brass Band – Howlin’ Wolf Den – 10pm, $10Joe Krown Trio w/ Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste – Maple Leaf – 10pm Oteil Burbridge & Friends – Maple Leaf – 3amThe Brian Jonestown Massacre – One Eyed Jacks – 9pm, $20***Voodoo Dead II – ft. Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, George Porter Jr., John Morgan Kimock, Papa Mali, and Cyril Neville – Republic NOLA – 10pm, $47.50Sonny Landreth + Tab Benoit – Rock n’ Bowl – 8pm, $22Prong + Endall + System Red – Southport Hall – 8pm, $13Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Midnight Preserves ft. special guests – Preservation Hall – 12am, $500Funky But Better (ft. Big Sam, Doug Wimbish, Roosevelt Collier, PJ Morton, Maurice Brown, and Daru Jones) + Tarace Boulba – Blue Nile – 10pm, $20Ike Stubblefield Trio ft. Grant Green Jr. & Terence Higgins – D.B.A. – 7pm, $10Stanton Moore Trio – D.B.A. – 10pm, $20Frequinox – D.B.A. – 1am, $20Dumpstaphunk & special guests – Tipitina’s – 9pm2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalNeil Young, Trombone Shorty, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, The Isley Brothers, Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville & more[Cover photo by Sam Shinault]last_img read more

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Tiger in Chicago-area zoo undergoes second hip surgery

first_imgBROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials at a suburban Chicago zoo say that an Amur tiger that underwent hip-replacement surgery only to dislodge the orthopedic implant within hours has been operated on again. Brookfield Zoo says the veterinarians performed the alternative procedure on the 10-year-old tiger named Malena over the weekend. Her medical team say they are encouraged by the way Malena is moving and eating and drinking after Sunday’s operation. And they say they are confident that the latest operation relieved the pain caused by severe arthritis that the animal had been suffering before the initial operation.last_img read more

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Southwest District Director

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Associate Dean for Cooperative Extension Laura Perry Johnson announced this week that Mike Stewart has been named the new district Extension director for Southwest District.“Mike is new to Extension and UGA but brings a wealth of management experience and leadership skills as well as immense understanding of/insight into county governments,” Johnson said. “We look forward to working with him as the newest member of the Georgia Extension administrative team.”Stewart has served as county manager and administrator in multiple counties throughout Georgia, including Colquitt, Ware, Lowndes and Liberty. He also served as the assistant director for county services with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for almost 12 years.Prior to joining UGA Extension, Stewart was serving as interim city manager in Grantville, Georgia.Stewart was also instrumental in helping to establish local governments overseas in conflict environments, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as the governance section chief at the Diyala Provincial Reconstruction Team in Diyala, Iraq, for two years. He also led U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) efforts in the development of the Afghan Public Protection Force in Afghanistan and recently returned from another trip to Iraq to provide assistance to the many internally displaced people in the northern region of that country.Though Stewart has no prior Extension experience, he embraces this new career move with excitement and confidence.“I can’t say enough about the consideration that was given to me for the position. I just hope I can work hard and fulfill the expectations,” Stewart said. “My approach is to build a team effort, to maintain continuous outreach, to search for and find solutions to problems. I want to become a partner with the community, the staff, the local governments and provide every resource available at the disposal of the university system to our communities.”University of Georgia Extension is a county, state and federally funded organization that offers learning opportunities through unbiased, research-based information on agriculture, the environment, and youth and family development. Stewart will lead work in the 41 counties that comprise UGA Extension’s Southwest District—Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Houston, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Peach, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox and Worth.“That’s a tremendous responsibility because, at the end of the day, it’s people. That’s why I’m in public service, because I enjoy working with people. I enjoy making a difference, and I enjoy helping people. Physically, it’s going to be impossible to be every place at one time, but I’m going to do my best to do that,” Stewart said.Stewart earned a bachelor’s degree in community planning and development from Columbus State University and a master’s degree in public administration from Valdosta State University. Stewart’s office will be located in the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center.last_img read more

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Vermont Air National Guard chosen as first Guard unit in nation to get F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Congressional Delegation ‘ Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) — announced Thursday that the Secretary of the Air Force has selected the Vermont National Guard to be the first Air Guard unit to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  The Air Force announced that Burlington is one of two preferred choices for F-35 operations, along with Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah, and that Luke Air Force Base in Arizona is the top pick for training.  Final basing decisions will be made later in the ongoing selection process.  Under the current production schedule, the planes could begin arriving in Vermont in the 2018 federal fiscal year.Last year the Air Force conducted a system-wide review of more than 200 locations before selecting Burlington and nine other bases as finalists for either the training or primary operations of the F-35.  Today (Thursday), the Secretary of the Air Force further refined that list by announcing the bases that are expected to be the first to receive the Joint Strike Fighter. Leahy said, ‘Just as cream rises to the top, the Vermont Air National Guard’s stellar tradition of quality and performance has carried Vermont to the top of this rarefied list.  The Air Force’s rigorous review of personnel and facilities across the country has confirmed the Vermont Guard’s superb performance and capabilities.’  Leahy chairs the Senate National Guard Caucus and is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  He has also asked the Air Force to provide him with information about the noise profile for the developmental F-35 engine and how the Air Force will work to minimize any potential increased engine noise during take off and landing.Sanders said, ‘It is a sign of the great national respect and admiration for the Vermont National Guard that it was selected by the Air Force in a very competitive process.’Welch said, ‘Today’s announcement speaks to the Vermont Air National Guard’s outstanding reputation and tradition of excellence.  I hope that, as the process moves forward, all parties will work together in a collaborative manner to resolve outstanding concerns.’Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, who chairs the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association and the Washington-based Aerospace States Association, said, ‘This did not happen by chance. Many Vermonters worked together with unity and resolve to make this victory possible.‘I commend the men and women of the Vermont Air National Guard whose high standards of excellence and performance have put our base at the top of the list time and again,” Dubie said. “I thank Senator Patrick Leahy for his leadership on the Senate National Guard Caucus, along with Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Peter Welch for putting their support behind the F-35 program and basing it here in Vermont. I thank the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association for their unflagging support. The jobs and positive economic impact are a great boost, and the new growth potential for our state’s aerospace and aviation sectors will be felt from Bennington to St Albans.’The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the next generation multi-purpose joint service aircraft that the Defense Department is testing for procurement for the Air Force, Navy and Marines.  The Air Force version of the F-35 will serve multiple roles and will be the primary replacement for the F-16s and A-10s. Burlington and the other locations selected to base the F-35 will now move forward with a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  This review will examine the environmental impact of the basing plan including the noise profile of the engine and site surveys, and it will include additional public meetings.  The results of the EIS reviews could impact the final Air Force basing decision in the future. Source: Leahy. WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, July 29, 2010) –Following is the press release from the US Air Force:Air Force announces preferred basing alternatives for F-35WASHINGTON ‘ Today the Air Force announced the preferred alternatives for operational and training F-35 Joint Strike Fighter bases.Teams surveyed each candidate base for feasibility, timing, cost and planning purposes to meet initial operational capability timelines.The preferred alternative locations are:- Operations ‘ Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.- Training ‘ Luke AFB, Ariz. ‘This is not a final basing decision,’ said Ms. Kathleen Ferguson, deputy assistant secretary for installations.  ‘The preferred alternatives with other reasonable alternatives will continue to be evaluated in the Environmental Impact Analysis Process.’ A preferred alternative is an alternative which the Air Force believes best fulfills its mission and responsibilities, taking into consideration environmental, operational, technical and other factors.Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley previously announced five operations candidate bases Oct. 29, 2009. They included Hill Air Force Base, Utah; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Shaw AFB/McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C.; Burlington Air Guard Station, Vt.; and Jacksonville AGS, Fla.The secretary announced training base candidates Oct. 29, 2009.  They included Boise AGS, Idaho; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Holloman AFB, N.M.; Luke AFB, Ariz.; and Tucson AGS, Ariz.The current scope of this basing action includes 250 to 300 F-35 aircraft.The JSF is the next generation strike fighter bringing cutting-edge technologies to the battle space of the future.  In the Air Force, the F-35 will primarily service an air-to-ground role, replace aging F-16 and A-10 aircraft while complementing the F-22.  The Navy and Marine Corps plan on using the F-35, along with international partners. # # # # #last_img read more

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