first_imgOctober 20, 2019 Contact: Boscoe Wilhite Phone: 1-812-421-2120 Email: [email protected] to a main break on Mt. Vernon Rd. the Evansville Water Utility (IN5282002), is issuing a precautionary boil advisory.The following areas are included per Boscoe Wilhite: Everything in the area north of the Ohio River, south of Mill Road, west of St. Joe Ave and east of the Posey County Line.Sample locations: 10211 Broadway Ave. at blowoff10001 S. Posey Co. Line Rd. at hydrant9200 New Harmony Rd (Daughters-Charity) at hydrantMagnolia Dr and Caren Dr at hydrantWhile the potential for contamination of the drinking water is unlikely, the Evansville Water Utility is advising customers in the affected area to bring all cooking and drinking water to a complete boil for five (5) minutes before using.  Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until we notify you that it is no longer necessary.  The Evansville Water Utility is implementing this precautionary boil advisory based upon information within the Water Supply Industry regarding additional precautionary steps that may safeguard the health of public water supply system customers.  The conditions regarding this issue and the magnitude of the affected area warrant these additional precautionary measures.  The boil advisory will remain in effect until the coliform analysis is completed. We will notify you when the precautionary boil advisory will be lifted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sophistafunk Shares Full Stream Of New Album “Real Vibration” Ahead Of Its Release [Premiere]

first_imgThis coming Tuesday, February 14th, Syracuse-based funk-hip-hop trio Sophistafunk will officially release their new album Real Vibration. The band brings their funky, hip-hop-infused sound in full force on the new release, their first full-length album since 2013’s Freedom Is.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to present an exclusive limited-time stream of the full album ahead of its release next week. You can listen to Real Vibration in its entirety, below.Says the trio’s MC Jack Brown of the new album, set for a Valentines Day release, “In this spirit of love, these tracks combine some of our favorite musical elements, and we hope they can be an uplifting force in these times of political and social turmoil. Just as the live music scene stays alive through the years, these songs of freedom can never be silenced. This time on Earth is a blessing, and we are happy to share it with all of you funky brothers and sisters out there.”Real Vibration will be officially available for download on Tuesday, February 14th on iTunes. Keep an eye out for our review of the album, coming early next week.last_img read more

Amazonia Supported a Cosmopolitan Civilization

first_imgToday’s naked, spear-hunting tribes in the jungles of the Amazon live in the shadow of a complex society that once thrived there.  By increasing their scope from the single site to the wider region, archaeologists from Florida and Brazil have discovered a cosmopolitan culture that left large earthworks and evidence of complex urban societies.  Their work was published in Science.1    Charles C. Mann, commenting on the paper in the same issue of Science,2 describes some of the dozens of earthworks or “geoglyphs” that have come to light:Shaped like circles, diamonds, hexagons, and interlocking rectangles, the geoglyphs are 100 to 350 meters in diameter and outlined by trenches 1 to 7 meters deep.  Many are approached by broad earthen avenues, some of them 50 meters wide and up to a kilometer long.  The geoglyphs “are as important as the Nazca lines,” Ranzi says, referring to the famed, mysterious figures outlined in stone on the Peruvian coast.  But even though the Acre geoglyphs had been observed 20 years before, “nobody still knew anything about them.”Archaeologists had focused on the impressive structures of the Inca, such as Machu Picchu, but for most of the 20th century, had believed the Amazonian rain forest was too harsh, and the soil too poor, to allow for sophisticated societies.  That belief has been eroded by the emerging evidence of widespread transformation of the environment for urban culture.  Mann continues:The new findings show that the region was “a cosmopolitan crossroads” between the societies of the eastern Amazon and the Andes, of whom the most famous were the Inka, says Susanna Hecht, a geographer at the University of California, Los Angeles: “You have every language group in lowland South America represented there.”  She adds, “It was a major cultural center–and it’s incredible that this is just coming out.”The early Amazonians had extensive agriculture, growing crops on large raised mounds of soil.  Tens or hundreds of thousands of people must have been involved in sustaining their systems.  They built canals straight as an arrow for up to 7 km.  They built causeways to adjust to annual floods.  One researcher said that early evidence “shows a few key forest islands in control of a vast network of communication and interaction covering 550 square kilometers: as large as many early states.”    The function of some structures is not clear, but the implications are: till now, archaeologists had missed a major complex society that existed from about 1000 BC to the time of the conquistadors.“The immediate response is that they were symbolic places,” says [Peter] Stahl [Binghamton University], “But that’s the old archaeological canard: If you can’t figure out the function of something, you say it was for ritual.”    The late arrival and ubiquity of the geoglyphs may indicate that some type of cultural movement swept over earlier social arrangements.  “But whatever was there, these societies have been completely forgotten,” says anthropologist Guillermo Rioja, director of sustainable development and indigenous peoples for the Pando.  “It’s only been 400 years since they vanished.  Why does nobody here know anything about them?  They were living here for such a long time, and nobody knows who they were.”In a related news article,3 Mann discussed the work of Heckenberger et al that shows evidence of urban planning in the western Amazon basin.  They found “garden cities” with well-planned road networks covering 30,000 square kilometers (an area the size of Belgium) dating from about 1250 AD.  Rather than avoid wetlands, the early city planners built roads and causeways over them, that were “amazingly straight”.  People could walk between the hamlets in just 15 minutes.  There may have been 50,000 people enjoying the network of medium-sized garden cities.    Rioja added a comment that says more about educated archaeologists than their supposed primitive subjects: “The idea is that the tribes in the lowlands were living like animals in the wild,” Rioja says.  “When you tell them that there were great, important civilizations here in the western Amazon, they don’t believe it.  But it’s true.”    Two weeks earlier in Science,4 Asif A. Ghazanfar was reviewing a book by Daniel Lord Smail called On Deep History and the Brain.  Smail’s book tries to bridge a gap between prehistory and recorded history, via neuroscience and evolutionary biology.  In his review, Ghazanfar summarized the evolutionary perspective that replaced Genesis:In essence, “prehistory” refers to the thousands of years before civilization, when history supposedly did not move.  Historians came to such an idea through a mixture of ignorance and practicality.  Into the 19th century, European historians turned to the Book of Genesis; later scholars, forced to reckon with deep geological time and evolution by natural selection, were more creative.  The spirit of their arguments for ignoring deep history is reflected in a sentence Smail quotes from the historian Mott Green: “At some point a leap took place, a mutation, an explosion of creative power–the ‘discovery of mind,’ or the ‘birth of self-consciousness’–interposing a barrier between us and our previous brute, merely biological existence.”Smail and Ghazanfar reject this notion that evolution switched from Darwinian to Lamarckian modes at the dawn of civilization.  Smail’s thesis is that human history is like Hutton’s geology: a seamless process of directionless change: “humanity’s deep history has no particular beginning and is driving toward no particular end.”  The neurophysiological changes and new brain-body states “have their roots in our primate and other vertebrate ancestors.”  When we make faces, for instance, others pick up on the emotional meaning of our expressions, and social hierarchies emerge.  None of this means evolution is heading somewhere, according to Smail:These have deep phylogenetic roots.  Although the neural responses may not have changed much across time, the means by, and contexts in, which dominance and submission are felt and exploited by people in a society are culturally specific.  More generally (and without our being aware of it), emotional and physiological ups and downs are exploited in different ways in different cultures–for pleasure, for inflicting harm, etc.–through different associations.  Smail dubs the varying forms of culturally specific instruments that drive brain-body responses “psychotropic mechanisms.”  These include mood-altering practices, behaviors and institutions generated by human culture, foods like coffee and chocolate, our interactions with others through social hierarchies or religions, and self-stimulation through novels or roller coasters.  Importantly, the exploitation of brain-body states by cultures is not intentional nor does it have a goal.    On Deep History and the Brain is a small book with big ideas: that human history is linked in deep time by the physiological mechanisms that we share with our vertebrate ancestors and that the historical “progress” and “acceleration” we detect are in fact directionless series of ongoing culturally specific experiments with psychotropic mechanisms.Maybe this could be called the Starbucks theory of human evolution.  Key to Smail’s thesis is a belief in “deep time” and Darwin’s unguided, purposeless sequence of random changes that, without purpose, led us from vertebrate quadruped to upright city planner.  But how could he have any empirical evidence for this?  By definition, it is “pre-history,” which is equivalent to “pre-observer.”1.  Heckenberger, Russell et al, “Pre-Columbian Urbanism, Anthropogenic Landscapes, and the Future of the Amazon,” Science, 29 August 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5893, pp. 1214-1217, DOI: 10.1126/science.1159769.2.  Charles C. Mann, “Archaeology: Ancient Earthmovers of the Amazon,” Science, 29 August 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5893, pp. 1148-1152, DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1148.3.  Charles C. Mann, “The Western Amazon’s ‘Garden Cities’,” Science, 29 August 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5893, p. 1151, DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1151.4.  Asif F. Ghazanfar, “Cultural Evolution: Briding the Gap,” Science, 15 August 2008: Vol. 321. no. 5891, p. 914, DOI: 10.1126/science.1162481.Ask yourself if these findings fit a creation view of history better than an evolutionary view.  Evolutionists would have us believe that modern humans, indistinguishable from us in brain capacity, stature and probably language, have been inhabiting our small globe for 100,000 years – maybe even 300,000 years.  Yet in that vast stretch of time, multiple times the length of all recorded history, not one of them learned to ride a horse, build a city or use symbolic communication till some unknown mutation(s), without purpose or goal, switched on these capabilities full-blown, only a few thousand years ago.  Furthermore, evolutionists would expect primitive, stone-age cultures to be on the way up toward European measures of intellectual fitness.  At least, that’s how Darwin’s followers understood things in Victorian England and on the Continent (ideas now considered very incontinent).    Creationists, on the other hand, believe humans were created from the beginning with intelligence, abstract reasoning, aesthetics and language.  Adam’s kids were already skilled at herding and farming, had a conscience, and an innate sense of their obligation to God.  The next generation was already working metals making musical instruments.  After the Flood, it wasn’t long before the rising population was building a tower to reach heaven.    Wherever humans have gone, they have managed to work the environment to their advantage.  Some environments only permitted a subsistence economy, but no real empirical evidence suggests humans were stuck on hunting and gathering for tens of thousands of years.    Here in the New World, long before Columbus lay claim to it in the name of a European king and queen, urban civilization on an advanced scale had existed.  Before the ancient Greeks had learned to stop fighting themselves long enough to invent the polis, people were taming Amazonia with large earthworks, building canals and causeways and farms that could sustain tens of thousands of people.  They were communicating long distances with other cultures.    In the post-Babel account, the confusion of languages forced people to segregate and disperse.  People began exploring the globe.  They took their knowledge of technology and culture with them, adapting it to their particular tastes and environments.  They took with them their innate mental abilities.  This all happened not so very long ago.  Consider that when European mountain men encountered Native Americans, many took squaws as wives – and had children.  Why had not there been some Darwinian adaptive radiation and origin of species among populations over the epochs since they became geographically isolated?  Why were they able to communicate with symbolic sign language quickly, and learn one another’s languages and ways?  Why indeed.  It’s because there is only one race – the human race – whose history is short, and has been recorded by ancestors skilled at abstract reasoning and language from the beginning.  Eons of grunting “prehistory” between different mythical species of humans exist only in the imaginations of Darwinists.    The emigrants who arrived in today’s Brazil before 1000 BC rose to the challenge of their new home and figured out what to do.  We see evidence of their solutions.  Before long they were building urban centers, cooperating on building projects, inventing techniques to tame the land for their use, and communicating across many miles.  It all fits human nature as we know it.    The head-hunting cannibals encountered by 19th- and 20th-century Darwinists were not slower-evolvers outdistanced by proud Europeans.  It appears more likely they are degenerate relics of once advanced societies.  The knowledge of the true God had become corrupted over the generations.  Power-hungry kings and shamans learned how to exploit myth and superstition to keep people under control, such as the grotesque human sacrifice and ethnic cleansing extolled among the Inca (07/10/2007).  Even so, a deep inner sense of the Almighty One, above all the invented gods, remained.  Missionaries have encountered this on many occasions (read Eternity in Their Hearts by Don Richardson).  Intelligent, capable humans with a fallen spiritual nature: this is what the Bible predicts, and this is what we find.    The sense of surprise among the archaeologists at this new evidence is instructive (see also last month’s surprise discovery about a Sahara society).  Evolutionists maintain their mythology in spite of the evidence.  Every objective measure shows that mankind has always been Homo sapiens sapiens throughout its short tenure on this planet.  “They don’t believe it, but it’s true.”(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Zim teen new face of Louis Vuitton

first_imgRay Maota Nyasha Matonhodze, featured here, inthe Louis Vuitton 2011 Fall/WinterCampaign, shot by world renownedfashion photographer, Steven Meisel.(Image: Matonhodze, seen here: in her EliteModels portfolio photo.(Image: Elite Model Management Paris)MEDIA CONTACTS• Elite Model Management Paris+33 1 4044 3222RELATED ARTICLES• Young SA golfer swings to success• Elizabeth Arden’s new SA face• South African actresses make it big in Hollywood• Young writer to publish 18th bookZimbabwean-born Nyasha Matonhodze, 16, is turning heads on high streets across the world after being chosen as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton’s 2011 Autumn/Winter campaign.Matonhodze, who was one of the finalists in the UK Elite Model Look in 2009, had been toying with the idea of modelling since she was 12, but was eventually convinced after watching the TV show America’s Next Top Model.“Since I was 12 I have been tall and thin, so I would always get the whole ‘you should be a model’, but I never really developed a serious interest about it until the TV show America’s Next Top Model,” said the five-foot 11 (180cm) teen.“Seriously, that’s when it all changed for me. Everything I wanted was pretty much based on that show.”The Zimbabwean beauty follows in the footsteps of pop queen Madonna and movie star Scarlett Johansson, who have both previously represented the French fashion label.The 2011 campaign visuals were shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel at a disused aerodrome in Brooklyn, New York, inside a vintage Rolls Royce.“It didn’t actually hit me until I was sitting in a Rolls Royce with Mr Meisel. He is a wonder to work with – he and Marc Jacobs made me feel beautiful,” said Matonhodze.Marc Jacobs is Louis Vuitton’s creative director.“My eyes filled up with tears and I thought ‘Lord you are lucky’,” Matonhodze added.Zimbabwean rootsMatonhodze was born and raised in Zimbabwe by her grandmother until she was eight years old.“I was raised in a very cultural, traditional household. It’s very different to the British culture where my mom lived. I moved to England when I was eight, so I do still have memories of Zimbabwe – like falling asleep in the sand, bathing outside, the warmth of the sun and just the way of living,” she said.Matonhodze’s last visit to Zimbabwe was in 2009.“Moving to England, I saw their perspective on Africa and what they think it’s like, and it’s completely the opposite. I went back to Zimbabwe three years ago and it’s so lovely; they’re happy with who they are and their traditions. I love going back home,” said Matonhodze.She credits her mother as her inspiration, who at the age of 18 went to live and work in London.“She was a single mother at 18 who moved to London without knowing anyone. She’s always worked hard and seeing her overcome so much in life has been an inspiration for me.”Matonhodze also credits her father for instilling a Christian way of life in her.Catwalk and magazine appearancesMatonhodze has walked for various fashion houses and appeared in several glossy magazines since her recruitment into Elite Model Agency in 2009.She was the feature in Wonderland magazine in November 2010 and recently appeared on the covers of LOVE, V, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue magazines.In 2010 she walked for Louis Gray, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Ungaro and Louis Vuitton, and so far in 2011 she has walked for Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ungaro, Loewe and Louis Vuitton.Not so much of a ‘discovery’ Matonhodze is quick to point out that she wasn’t “discovered” at a shopping centre as gossipmongers say. She says her parents went with her to an agency when she was 14 to enquire about modelling opportunities.“My discovery wasn’t so much of a discovery. At 14 my mum and my stepdad went into Elite Models to see if I could actually model.”In a recent interview in New York magazine Matonhodze said: “If you’re not strong-minded, modelling can knock your confidence quite harshly. Every day you’re judged on your looks, and more so today you’re judged on your personality.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast October 3, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Temps ease back today, and we see cooler temps tomorrow too. This is due to a frontal complex exiting the ECB, and a much different airmass coming in behind it. Today, just like late yesterday and last night, we cant rule out scattered showers in far northern areas. To be clear, it would not be out of the realm of possibility to see a chance of a shower this morning and midday all the way down to I-70…however, realistically the best chances continue to be more like US 20 northward. True coverage of moisture today will be under 15% of the state. The rest of the region will see partly to mostly sunny skies. Tomorrow we turn out mostly sunny as the cooler, drier air really settles in .Over the weekend we start with sunshine, but clouds will be increasing Saturday night. A cold front passes on Sunday, bringing rains of .1″-1″ with coverage at 80% of the state. The heaviest potential comes in southern areas where thunderstorms are more likely. Still, the moisture does not look as heavy as earlier in the week. Another wave of moisture will surge up the front on Monday, but the front is already far enough south and east that the new wave only affects the far southern tip and the far southeast counties of the state….,Monday coverage will be roughly 15% or less.We can see a few wrap around showers hit NE Ohio on Tuesday morning and midday but the rest of the state turns out partly sunny and dry, and then we see full sunshine with dry weather and excellent dry down Wednesday through Saturday of next week. Temps will be normal to slightly above normal through the entire week next week…there is no major cold air outbreak coming…just a break from the past few days where we have been well above normal.Updated 10 day rain potentiallast_img read more

Native American takes NBC to court over racism

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Native American studio technician is suing NBC for racial harassment.According to the lawsuit, former NBC employee Faruq Peter Wells was subject to taunting racial comments by his co-workers.He says higher-ups never stepped in.Wells says one co-worker dressed a dark-skinned doll in traditional clothing and called it his “long-lost daughter.”NBC said the lawsuit was “without merit” and said the issue had been dealt with in 2009.Well’s lawyer said he had no plan to drop the lawsuit.last_img read more

Prime Minister Christie greets US President Barak Obama

first_img Zika virus getting stern reaction from country leaders This day in history: Barack makes history & Guy Fawkes legend is born Related Items:barack obama, prime minister christie Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew York City, 23 Sept 2014 – While in New York City to address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on climate change, Prime Minister Christie and First Lady Bernadette Christie attended a reception hosted by United States President, Barak Obama. The reception was held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Tuesday evening, 23rd September 2014. Former US President Barack Obama Visits Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Excoach Mohamed Elneny needs to leave Arsenal

first_imgMohamed Elneny has to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window either permanently or on loan, says his old El Mokawloon coach Hamdy NouhDespite signing a new long-term contract in March, Elneny has been restricted to just the one Premier League appearance this season.Under new manager Unai Emery, Elneny’s minutes have been drastically reduced with summer arrivals Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi instead being preferred in the Arsenal midfield.Now Nouh believes it’s essential that Elneny leaves the Emirates Stadium next month either permanently or on loan to regain his confidence.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“He needs to leave Arsenal in the next transfer market, at least on loan to play more and regain his confidence,” Nouh told Goal.“He has been influenced lately by the change in coach and his new style, but I am confident that he will return better than before, because of his great potential and the competitive spirit that will help him get back in.”The majority of Elneny’s appearances for Arsenal this term have come in cup competitions with five in the Europa League and the one in the Carabao Cup.The 26-year-old midfielder has been at Arsenal since January 2016 after arriving from Swiss side FC Basel.last_img read more

Assistance League of Greater San Diego Thrift Shop reopens

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Assistance League of Greater San Diego is hosting a grand re-opening of their thrift shop.The event will be on March 29th at 11:30 a.m. at 108 University Avenue.The Assistance League of Greater San Diego said every penny from thrift shop goes to operation school bell which helps school children with clothes and supplies. Assistance League of Greater San Diego Thrift Shop reopens Posted: March 26, 2019last_img read more