Carlsen & Associates Offers a Complete Range of Winemaking Production Equipment

first_imgShare AdvertisementWe offer a complete range of winemaking production equipment from crushpad set ups to pumps, fittings, hoses, valves and just about all you need to operate in a winery.Automated fixed base pump overs.We offer automated pump over set ups now, with our own WiFi pump over management system. We have a display set up.We are featuring Lechler Tank Cleaners as we are the US Distributor to the wine industry. From barrel washers, to rinsing balls, to high impact cleaners for large tanks, we can clean most vessels. We have specialized Tank Cleaning pumps to operate the large tank cleaners and strainers to make sure debris does not enter the tank cleaner. we also make a reliable Ozone machine, an essential part of your sanitation protocol in your winery. Come over and see our Sanitation Station.We have two new pump features:An electronic timer so you can turn any electric Carlsen Pump into an automatic pump over pump.A low voltage air solenoid that can be operated by a remote stop/start or float switch or the electric timer. This is means you can hook your double diaphragm air pump up to an electric float switch and it will automatically drain your press pan or pump over sump.Magnets for Must systemsWith the trend towards machine harvested fruit we have built in magnets on our Must Screw Sump for the Waukesha 130 pump. These will catch any metal debris before it enters the pump or reaches the press. We are working on larger versions for the Waukesha 220 and 320 pump systems handling must up to 80 tons per hour.We have many different things to see in our booth. It can get crowded but we will do our best to get to meet you, learn about your winery and get you the equipment you need.Carlsen & AssociatesUWGS Booth: L 10Carlsen & Associates is a small family run business in Healdsburg, California, the heart of the Northern California Wine Country. Started in 1986 by Jim Carlsen, making pumps and pump systems for the wine industry; we now make complete crush pad systems, pumps, cellar tools, automated pump systems, and supply most fittings, hoses and fixtures needed in a winery. Now serving the wine industry in North America, we also export to japan, South America and Australia and New Zealand. We also have made pump systems and equipment for breweries and distilleries.When you buy Carlsen equipment you also get us.We are a diverse talented company of 17 with combined years of technical experience from motorcycle and car racing, sailboats, safaris, computers, accounting, from parts and bearings to electrical applications and more besides. 5 of us have worked in wineries, on the cellar floor, in operations, run crush pads and bottling lines. We understand the need for simplicity and efficiency in design and construction of equipment also in their operation and service . Our welders and fabricators are simply the best. Take a look and see for yourself. They build all our sanitary equipment right here in Healdsburg, California. We also build a small amount of custom equipment.Come meet our service techs, the most knowledgeable, grounded mechanics you will find. Collectively they have many years of experience working on Carlsen equipment. They promote regular maintenance and care of the equipment so it takes care of your production.If you are in the area stop by and visit us, we are proud to show you around our facility and the work we do.Our pumps suck……(they are supposed to).Trade Show GuideUnified Wine & Grape Symposium featured exhibitors by category:Business ManagementHuman ResourcesInfrastructureLogisticsMarketingPackagingProductionProduction ServicesSalesTasting Room Vineyard/GrowingWinemaking/OenologyFor a full list of exhibitors, go to You can also follow what’s happening on the trade show floor and conference sessions on twitter #UWGS.Advertisement Pinterest TAGSCarlsen and AssociatesProductionWinemaking/Oenology Previous article5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2020: Registration Open for the Wine Selection Organized by VeronafiereNext articleRodney Strong Vineyards Statement on Wine Leak Trade Show Guide Facebookcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Home Trade Show Guide Carlsen & Associates Offers a Complete Range of Winemaking Production EquipmentTrade Show GuideUWGS 2020Carlsen & Associates Offers a Complete Range of Winemaking Production EquipmentBy Trade Show Guide – January 24, 2020 188 0 Email ReddItlast_img read more

Jamaica Assumes Leadership of CARICOM in July

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica will assume the chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in July, instead of Haiti, the Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government decided, recently.In the Chairmanship rotation schedule, Haiti was next in line to chair the Community. But Haiti’s situation following the January 12 earthquake, dictates that it would not be in a position to assume the chairmanship.Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Hon Bruce Golding, will therefore take over as Chairman of the Community, after current chairman Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s term ends on June 30.His Excellency Rene Preval, President of Haiti, has acknowledged that it would have been difficult to manage the reconstruction of Haiti, as well as CARICOM matters.Prior to the announcement by the Conference, at the 21st Inter-sessional Meeting held in Dominica, March 11-12, President Preval told representatives of the media that “it would have been an honour” to serve as Chairman of the Community.“It would be difficult for me to manage Haiti while taking care of CARICOM. It was an honour for me, but really I think you understand if I am doing a job I do it well,” Mr. Preval said. RelatedJamaica Assumes Leadership of CARICOM in July RelatedJamaica Assumes Leadership of CARICOM in July Jamaica Assumes Leadership of CARICOM in July Foreign AffairsMarch 19, 2010center_img RelatedJamaica Assumes Leadership of CARICOM in July Advertisementslast_img read more

Jamaica Mortgage Bank Lead Financier of UWI Student Housing Project

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerCompany Secretary and Legal Counsel for Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), Donna Samuels-Stone, oversees the signing of a syndicated loan agreement between financiers Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) and National Commercial Bank (NCB); and 138 Student Living Jamaica Ltd. Under the agreement, the two financial entities will provide $1.35 billion for the construction of phase one of a student housing project at the University of the West Indies (UWI). The signatories (from left) are: Assistant General Manager Corporate Banking at NCB, Raymond Donaldson; General Manager, Corporate Banking NCB, Brian Boothe and JMB Board Chairman, Howard Mollison. Jamaica Mortgage Bank Lead Financier of UWI Student Housing Project Finance & Public ServiceSeptember 19, 2014Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges Jamaica Mortgage Bank Lead Financier of UWI Student Housing ProjectJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) is the lead financier for the first phase of a major housing project on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, which will provide accommodation for 1, 584 students over the next three years.Ground was broken on Thursday (September 18) for the development, which is being undertaken at a cost of $4 billion.Under phase one of the project, 576 units will be constructed at a cost of $1.35 billion for delivery by August 2015. The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) is the lead financier for the first phase of a major housing project on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, which will provide accommodation for 1, 584 students over the next three years.Ground was broken on Thursday (September 18) for the development, which is being undertaken at a cost of $4 billion.Under phase one of the project, 576 units will be constructed at a cost of $1.35 billion for delivery by August 2015.The JMB and National Commercial Bank have signed a syndicated loan agreement with 138 Student Living Jamaica Ltd, the developers and proposed operator of the new residences, for the first phase, with JMB taking on the role of lead bank.A syndicated loan is one that is offered by a group of lenders (called a syndicate) who work together to provide funds for a single borrower.General Manager of JMB, Courtney Wynter, said the project can contribute to economic progress through investment in education, and housing development and construction, which are key drivers of growth.“Our analysis shows that for every $250 million that is spent by the housing sector the Government benefits by earning about $103 million, which is just about 40 per cent”, he noted.Mr. Wynter pointed out that the public-private partnership for student accommodation is the first of its kind in Jamaica.“The JMB is excited to be leading this innovative approach to financing. The project will have a tremendous impact on education and training as it supports the university’s strategic drive to increase enrolment, particularly in the areas of medicine, law and engineering,” he added.The housing development involves the construction of 11 six-story buildings and will be configured to allow access for the disabled.The construction period is 36 to 48 months and should be completed in three segments at the beginning of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 academic years.center_img RelatedPIOJ Says Growth Could Reach 3% in 2015/16 RelatedPublic Sector Customer Service Competition Launches September 18 RelatedCabinet Committee to Identify and Remove Growth Impediments Advertisementslast_img read more

State Extends School, Restaurant Closures Until April 10

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday extended the statewide closure of schools, bars, restaurants and other businesses in Montana until April 10. The move came one day after Montana saw its total number of COVID-19 cases jump more than 25 percent, with the state reporting 51 confirmed cases as of March 24.“While I wish it was otherwise, I certainly expect those numbers to be increasing,” Bullock said.As of March 24, the state had completed 2,001 COVID-19 tests.The governor also announced he was prohibiting any non-essential social and recreational gatherings of 10 or more people outside of a home or place of residence unless a distance of at least six feet can be maintained. Previously, the state had “discouraged” such gatherings. “This is more restrictive and we are asking Montanans to comply,” Bullock said.Retail businesses are also required to establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies to ensure a minimum of six feet between customers, effective March 28, Bullock said. This requirement does not apply to grocery, health care, medical, or pharmacy services, although they are also encouraged to comply with social distancing protocols if possible.“This is a dynamic and quickly changing situation,” Bullock said. “The actions we take today will help slow the spread of COVID-19.”Last week, Bullock issued a directive ordering schools and establishments with public gathering spaces like bar, restaurants, fitness centers, and theaters to close until March 27. Under Tuesday’s directive, those closures have been extended an additional two weeks, and may be extended or shortened depending on circumstances. Under the state directive, the following are closed to the public: restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar establishments offering food or beverage for on-premise consumption; alcoholic beverage service businesses, including bars, taverns, brewpubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption; cigar bars; health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, pools and hot springs, indoor facilities at ski areas, climbing gyms, fitness studios, and indoor recreational facilities; movie and performance theaters, nightclubs, concert halls, bowling alleys, bingo halls, and music halls; and casinos.Food and beverage providers are encouraged to continue to offer drive-through, delivery or take-out services.Listen to Gov. Bullock announce the extended closures on March 24:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Besides announcing that he was prohibiting groups larger than 10, he also encouraged people to stay home as much as possible in the coming days. During a teleconference with the media, Bullock was asked if he was prepared to give a shelter-in-place order like other states have issued, including nearby Washington. Bullock said he was hopeful the steps taken so far would slow the spread of the virus but that he was prepared to go further.“If other measurements are needed, we’ll consider them,” he said. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 46 positive COVID-19 cases in the state of Montana, including four in Flathead County. Bullock said that the state was securing additional supplies for the state lab and medical facilities around the state, including a shipment of 50,000 face masks from North Dakota that will be distributed around the state. The state has also received an additional 4,000 test swabs. Earlier on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said he was hopeful American life would return to normalcy in the coming weeks and that most closures could be lifted around Easter, bucking the advice of health officials. Bullock said he was confident that most state governments were taking the issue seriously, regardless of what the president said. “I’m concerned that the president is viewing this as a political challenge,” he said. “But I think every governor across the country is viewing this as a public health and economic challenge.”last_img read more

Work to start on new halting site in Inishowen

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project News LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter Google+ Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Twitter Donegal County Council is to begin developing a new halting site at Elaghbeg in Inishowen with work due to start early next year. The new site will eventually replace the site at Lisfannon outside Buncrana.Buncrana Town Manager John Mc Laughlin has told concillors that a legal dispute over ownership of part of the Elaghbeg site has yet to be resolved, but the rest of the site can be developed while that issue is outstanding.He says consultation will get underway immediately…….[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Work to start on new halting site in Inishowen Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – October 14, 2010 Previous articleDonegal man jailed for “squalid and obnoxious” abuse of three young girlsNext articleLetterkenny Council seeks to capitalise on Derry designation News Highland Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

The Mane Event is Coming

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* Next weekend Chilliwack’s Heritage Park will host former Olympians, TV stars and America’s most Trusted Horseman as the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair takes place once again October 24 – 26, 2014.This year’s line-up of clinicians include former Olympic rider and chef d’equipe for the US Show Jumping team, George Morris, who is also known as the “Founding Father” of Hunt Seat Equitation. George will be presenting sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Another olympic rider, well known in the Dressage world, Jan Ebeling will be showcased at the expo. Jan rode for the 2012 USA Olympic team, as well in the Pan Am Games, in numerous World Cup competitions and was a member of the bronze medal winning USA team at the Nations Cup in 2013.Stars of the very successful CBC series “Heartland”, Alisha Newton (who plays Georgie Crawley) and Michelle Morgan (who plays Lou Fleming Morris) will be in attendance Saturday, October 25 at 3 pm signing autographs.And on Sunday, October 26 John Lyons, “America’s Most Trusted Horseman”will be conducting Cowboy Church in the Round Pen at 9:45 am.Joining the impressive line-up listed above are Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee, Sandy Collier, who will be presenting Reining clinics, 30 years veteran barrel racing competitor and trainer Dee Butterfield, well known northwest clinician and trainer Steve Rother, Canadian horse trainers and clinicians featured include Elaine Ward (Western Dressage); Brian Jensen (Driving sessions) and Gaited Horse trainer and clinician Dennis Quilliams. The Trainers Challenge this year features three top trainers, these trainers showcase their skills with unbroke colts from the Douglas Lake Ranch, will feature Brandi Lyons (daughter of John Lyons), well respected Canadian reining competitor and trainer Dale Clearwater and Scott Purdum of Maryland, who has been a successful competitor in a number of trainers challenge throughout the mid-west.The equine trade fair is filled with over 160 vendors offering everything for every horse and rider. As always everything is indoors so rain or shine this is a great weekend of learning, shopping and fun for the equine enthusiast.Make sure to visit the Horse Publications Group #507 for discounted subscriptions, daily prizes and Horse-Canada ball caps!Visit or details, a schedule of events and ticket information. Tags: The Mane Event, Chilliwack’s Heritage Park, last_img read more

Passengers hurt aboard Norwegian cruise ship after unexpected wind strikes: I felt ‘like we’re going to die’

first_imgmakeupbymichael/Instagram(NEW YORK) — At least eight passengers aboard the Norwegian Escape were taken to hospitals in Florida after the cruise line said its ship encountered an “unexpected,” strong wind over the weekend, causing it to lean to the left.On Monday, Norwegian Cruise Line said in a series of tweets from its verified account that just before midnight Sunday, its Norwegian Escape had encountered unexpected weather “in the form of a sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots, which resulted in the ship heeling to the port side.”“Several injuries were reported and those guests and crew received immediate attention or are being treated by the ship’s medical staff,” the cruise line added.According to blog Cruise Law News, the Norwegian Escape left New York on Sunday and was bound for a Wednesday arrival in the Bahamas.The Escape had a scheduled stop in Florida’s Port Canaveral, where it was docked Tuesday as passengers received medical attention, the cruise line said.At least eight passengers had been transported to two hospitals in the area.Samantha Foster, who was in bed on the ship watching a movie when the incident occurred, told ABC News she felt this “deep tilting” begin. Foster said she woke up her sister, who was sleeping in the room with her.“It was unsettling at first. … Then I started to panic. … Things were flying off the counters, crashing,” said Foster, who was visiting from Montreal. “We’re holding onto the beds ’cause we’re rolling out of the beds. We’re just frozen with sheer panic. … Waiting for the whole boat to capsize, at this point. … I honestly feel like we’re going to die.”She said at some point, the ship righted itself but still felt “rocky” and “unstable.”“A lot of people spent the night sleeping in all the common areas, with their jackets, their purses, their children,” Foster said. “Everyone was unsettled. It was terrifying. … It was the most scared I have ever been in my entire life.”On social media, passengers aboard the Escape posted images of tables, chairs and clothing racks toppled over. In posted videos, passengers could be heard screaming and glass could be heard shattering.Roy Fer, a New York resident who worked previously for Norwegian for three years, told ABC News, “I never experienced something like this.”Fer said he was at a bar on the ship and saw everything go 45 degrees sideways as the ship tilted.“We had to leave the bar and head out to the atrium while things kept falling,” he said.“We were avoiding sliding tables and furniture. We got to the atrium and looked out the port and saw water straight down,” said Fer’s boyfriend Michael Patterson.Fer said the ship tilted to the left — on the port side — and remained like that for about 5 to 10 minutes. An announcement occurred and then the ship called three “Code Alpha,” which is a medical emergency, he said.“The last two nights I haven’t been able to sleep more than two hours as I’ve been extremely anxious,” he said. “Knowing that nothing like this (has) happened to me in the past has me on high alert.”Fer told ABC News that there were about 12 ambulances waiting at the pier when the ship arrived at Port Canaveral. He said he also saw people after the incident being taken to the medical center.There was no damage to the ship and the ship remained fully operational, Norwegian Cruise Line said.“Neither the current itinerary, nor the next sailing are expected to be impacted,” according to the cruise line.The ship was scheduled to depart at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, said Steve Linden, director of communications and public affairs of Port Canaveral.He said passengers would re-board the Escape a couple of hours prior to it leaving.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

France PM aims to revive Middle East peace process

first_imgThe initiative is unlikely to succeed, although it may garner some badly needed support on the left for the unpopular Socialist Party and President François Hollande ahead of French presidential elections, scheduled for May and June 2017.According to a 2015 poll by the Institut Français d’Opinion Publique, 24 percent of voters on the left, are sympathetic to the plight of the Palestinians in the occupied territories. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will head to Israel and the Palestinian territories later this month in a bid to revive the Middle East peace process, his office said in a statement.Valls will travel to the region May 21-24 in hope the two sides can reach “a peace agreement on the basis of a two state solution,” according to the statement that was released late Tuesday. The announcement comes as France is preparing to host a meeting of 20 world leaders on May 30 to discuss ways of restarting the long-stalled negotiations.Palestinians have welcomed the French government’s initiative and a statement from the office of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “Israel remains committed to its position that direct bilateral negotiations are the best way to resolve the conflict.”last_img read more

The Districts Rile Up Hometown Philly Crowd Before World Tour, 2/14

first_imgThe Districts begin and end with lead singer and guitarist Rob Grote. While watching him perform, one cannot help but conjure up comparisons to Deer Tick’s John McCauley. Grote uses his gravely voice to work his way through both high-energy rockers and emotional ballads the same way the McCauley has for the past decade. McCauley himself picked up on this, and has tapped The Districts to open for Deer Tick multiple times, including during their 10-year anniversary run at Brooklyn Bowl in December.The band rocked the Valentine’s Day crowd through every song from their recent album, released this past Tuesday, as well as some older fan favorites from their 2013 self-released album, Telephone. They opened with “Rocking Chair,” a good sample of what you will get out of a Districts show: some folk, some rock and roll and even some punk flair during the live show for good measure. Grote commands attention. It is impossible to take your eyes off of him throughout the show. He has a frenetic energy and a voice that surprises you every time he sings a line. His prose is mature and the melodies highly refined. These songs do not sound like they are coming from a band making their major label debut less than a couple years out of high school. Grote has mentioned in past interviews that he does not want their age to be a gimmick, but it is impossible to ignore their youth while being amazed by what they are producing.After the opener, the band transitioned into “Chlorine,” a break-up song that displays the emotion Grote’s vocals can inject into a track as he repeats “It’s such a shame, nobody’s feeling it now / It’s not that way anymore.” In a display of the diversity of their sound, the garage rock, droning “Hounds” followed. The band then broke into “Lyla” off their self-titled EP that broke the crowd into choreographed la-da-di-da’s.The middle of the set was highlighted by “Peaches” and the brooding “Suburban Smell” that Grote performed solo and could describe a glimpse into the decision the band made moving from Lancaster, PA to Philadelphia. Grote sings: “There’s 16 homes on every streetThey all of course lie in the neatest rowsCradling broken homes and dinner prayersRocking us all to sleep in bones.Which one’s mine, I can’t tell?Sick of that suburban smellThey look the same, look the same.”The band ramped up the energy for the final two songs of the set with “Long Distance” and “4th and Roebling.” The former provided the loudest crowd sing-a-long of the evening and was an indication of the admiration the crowd has for their local soon-to-be stars. During the chorus, Grote stepped back and let the crowd shout “Is it easier?” which brought a smile across his face. “We have played here a handful of times, but never did we expect anything like this,” Grote humbly told the crowd referencing the packed, sold out venue. After a quick encore break, Grote returned solo. He told the crowd that the band will not be back in the area for a while, referencing the band’s upcoming world tour (see below), and asked if they could do a few more to the crowd’s approval. Grote opened up the encore with “6AM,” an introspective ballad. “I’m scared and that’s the best that I can say,” he sings. The song moves from the singer’s own insecurities to a lost relationship: “I’m still tugging on your hand, like when I was innocent / We used to only lie when we needed sleep.” While Grote’s confident voice is shown off throughout his songs, he reverts back to his quiet, reserved self in-between songs when he talks to the crowd. It is very clear he is the most comfortable in his own skin when he is performing, which makes songs like “6AM” even more powerful, as it seems to be a true glimpse of him as a person.The song that propelled The Districts onto the scene is “Funeral Beds.” The song opens with Grote on harmonica and returned the set back to its folk-rock roots. The song is a builder. The beginning sounds like a classic Americana song, then slowly snowballs with energy until it bursts open at its apex behind the jumping crowd and Grote’s manic, yet contained vocals. The band closed with the highlight of A Flourish and A Spoil, “Young Blood.” This was the first time the band really showed off their musical chops, with an extended jam towards the end of the song; the hometown crowd feeding off of the band’s energy on stage. The song finishes with the repeated lyric: “It’s a long way down from the top to the bottom / It’s a long way back to a high from where I am.” It is a long way down from the top to the bottom, but the way that The Districts are trending, that distance is soon going to be even greater.Set List:Rocking ChairChlorineHoundsLylaHeavy BegsCall BoxSing The SongPeachesSuburban Smell (Grote solo)BoldLong Distance4th and Roebling——6AM (Grote solo)Funeral BedsYoung BloodThe Districts Tour Dates:17 Feb – Club Café –Pittsburgh, PA18 Feb – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON20 Feb – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL21 Feb – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI22 Feb – 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN24 Feb – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO25 Feb – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO27 Feb – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO28 Feb – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT2 March – Doug Fir – Portland, OR3 March – Fortune – Vancouver, BC4 March – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA6 March – The Independent – San Francisco, CA7 March – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA8 March – The Casbah – San Diego, CA10 March – Last Exit – Phoenix, AZ11 March- Club Congress – Tuscon, AZ13 March- The Loft – Dallas, TX14 March- Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX15 March- Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA16 March- Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS22 March- The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL23 March- Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA24 March- The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC26 March- Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC27 March- Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC 9 April- Rotunde – Brussels, Belgium10 April- Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands11 April- Luxor – Cologne, Germany13 April- Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany14 April- Little Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark16 April- Lido- Berlin, Germany17 April- B72 – Vienna, Austria18 April- Strom – Munich, Germany 20 April- Hafenkneipe – Zurich, Switzerland21 April- Magnolia – Milan, Italy23 April- Zoom – Frankfurt, Germany24 April- London Calling – Amsterdam, Netherlands27 April- Green Door Store – Brighton, UK28 April- Scala- London, UK29 April- Deaf Institute – Machester, UK30 April- King Tuts – Glasgow, Scotland2 May- Academy 2 – Dublin, Ireland16 May- Hangout Festival- Gulf Shores, AL5 June- Governor’s Ball – Randall’s Island Park, NYC11-14 June- Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival- Manchester, TN21 Aug- P Stereo Festival- Trondheim, Norway Last night felt like a culmination of sorts. The Districts‘ show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia was another measure of the band’s meteoric rise in popularity. Last October, the band opened up for Temples at the same venue, putting on a rocking show that nearly eclipsed the headliners. A few months later, and the band has released their major-label debut A Flourish and A Spoil, made their national television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and found themselves on many major festival lineups (Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Hangout Fest). Now, on Valentine’s Day, The Districts returned to Union Transfer as headliners, and performed to a sold out crowd.last_img read more

Tasers Used on Doctor After Wreck

first_img“He was actually fighting them and punched one. They held him down and took him to a hospital,” she said. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his residency in family medicine at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mark Holder, 30, of Boynton Beach remained in critical condition at Delray Medical Center Friday evening as Palm Beach County sheriff’s investigators tried to piece together what preceded the crash and the outburst that followed. Paramedics found the pair inside the wrecked car. When an emergency worker tried to wrap a brace around Holder’s neck, the 6-foot-2, 280-pound doctor became “extremely combative,” Barbera said. He fought with rescue workers and then with deputies, who drew their Tasers and shocked him “multiple times” before he was driven to the hospital. Holder, who is director of Imperial Health, a North Miami Beach-based medical practice, and works at urgent care medical centers near Boca Raton and Lake Worth, was driving his blue Cadillac STS south on Military Trail near Champion Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. when he apparently had a seizure, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera in a written statement. His passenger, NeNe Piltoff, 47, of Delray Beach, grabbed the wheel as the Cadillac swerved into the northbound lanes of Military Trail before crashing into a concrete sign at the Addison Court strip mall west of Boca Raton. “We’re canceling left and right,” Borelli said. “Dr. Holder projects a bold persistent determination that welcomes challenges of all sorts. He is further convinced that the African spirit must be glorified for its ability to overcome the many obstacles and rejuvenate. With this flame, he visualizes a self-reliant, united Africa, exhibiting African history, culture, and values.” The crash and resulting investigation closed both northbound and southbound lanes of Military Trail from just north of Clint Moore Road to Champion Boulevard for about 11 hours. “I don’t understand how he could have been so combative,” said Holder’s sister, Tanaegh Haddad, from her home near Minneapolis. She said overwork, dehydration and fatigue had preceded Holder’s seizures in the past. She pointed to one incident in Minneapolis in which her brother went without sleep for a day or two before playing sports, which caused him to collapse. She said when paramedics tried to revive him he became aggressive. On the east side of Military, at Addison Court, Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill general manager Brian Gato was wiping down empty sidewalk tables. Haddad said she didn’t know where Holder was going Friday morning or who his passenger was. She said he never used drugs and had no known medical condition that causes seizures.center_img Holder “has been named the ‘human chameleon’ for his ability to excel in many different environments,” the Web site says. “With travel throughout the United States, many Caribbean and African countries, this individual possesses unmatched communication abilities. This has led to many political relationships in United States and Liberia. By 9:30 a.m., the Moda Salon already had lost 10 to 15 customers who’d heard of the road blockage and called to cancel, or had been unable to get to the salon, manager Lenny Borelli said. The incident wasn’t the first time Holder became aggressive after having a seizure, according to his family, who were nonetheless baffled at the deputies’ account of his behavior. The closure cut off access to the Polo Club Shoppes, about 40 businesses at the northwest corner of Clint Moore and Military. The sheriff’s office was treating Friday’s confrontation as a “critical incident” and tapped detectives from the agency’s Violent Crimes Division and Internal Affairs to investigate. Barbera said it wasn’t clear how many deputies were involved, how many times the deputies shocked Holder, or whether the deputies were put on administrative leave. None of the deputies names was released. Holder, who was born in Liberia, was listed as a partner of the African and American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development, according to the organization’s Web site. “We’ve lost a huge day,” Gato said. “Friday being the busiest day, it’s killed my business.” BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sheriff’s deputies rushed to help a young doctor who had crashed his Cadillac coupe west of Boca Raton early Friday, only to jolt him repeatedly with their Tasers after he turned on them aggressively, authorities said. Staff writers Sonja Isger and Lona O’Connor and staff researchers Neils Heimeriks and Melanie Mena contributed to this story.last_img read more