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PREMIERE: Head For The Hills Debuts Video For “Bitter Black Coffee” Off Their Upcoming Album

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first_imgOn May 12th, Head for the Hills, the Colorado newgrass quartet, will release their latest album, Potions and Poisons. The album will be the group’s fourth studio album following the 2013 release of Blue Ruin. The group, composed of Adam Kinghorn (Guitar), Joe Lessard (Violin), Matt Loewen (Bass), and Sam Parks (Mandolin), has just released a brand new music video for “Bitter Black Coffee,” a track off the upcoming Potions and Poisons.“Bitter Black Coffee,” which was written by Head for the Hills’ Adam Kinghorn, and its accompanying video is a mournful, longing ode to regretful nights with former flames and their repercussions come sunrise. The video for this latest release by Head for the Hills is shot in black and white and features shots of a man alone at a table, filmed from overhead, as time throughout the day passes; the members of Head for the Hills playing the wistful song together; and the woman who’s clearly on the man’s mind. The gritty video was directed by bassist Matt Loewen and produced by the band, making them the artistic force behind both the song and the moving video that evokes film noir in its stylings.You can check out the Live For Live Music’s video premiere of Head for the Hill’s “Bitter Black Coffee” below along with the lyrics from the song. Pre-sale for Potions and Poisons ends this Friday, May 4th, ahead of its May 12th release so make sure to order your copy now here. Fans should also mosey over to the band’s website to get more information about the group, including upcoming tour dates. Head For The Hill’s Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates05.13 | Bellvue, CO – Pickin’ on the Poudre – Mishawaka Amphitheatre05.23 | Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall05.24 | Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage05.25 | Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theatre05.26 | Falls Church, VA – State Theatre05.27-28 | Cumberland, MD – DelFest06.10 | Denver, CO – Brewgrass06.16-18 | Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph06.17 | Vail, CO – Solaris Plaza – Vail Craft Beer Classic06.23-25 | Idaho Springs, CO – Rapidgrass Music Festival06.24 | Hastings, NE – Flatwater Music Festival06.30-07.01 | Buena Vista, CO – Rapids & Grass Music and Beer Festival07.06 | Snowmass Village, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass – Fanny Hill07.08-09 | Frankfort, IL – Frankfort Bluegrass Festival07.22 | Grand Junction, CO – Las Colonias Park Amphitheater08.04-06 | South Fork, CO – Rhythms on the Rio08.10-13 | Bond, CO – YarmonyGrasslast_img read more

History-making Orrin wins Thunderbird

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first_img Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent) made history when he became the first English player, and the first international boy, to win the prestigious Thunderbird International Junior at the Grayhawk club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 18 year old from Kent (image © Tom Ward) carded a final round 69 for a 54-hole total of 206, ten under par, and a five-stroke winning margin from A J McInerney and six clear of third-placed Korean-born Tae Wan Lee. This is Orrin’s biggest victory to date against an international field. His previous success came last year in the Andalucia Junior Open in Spain. But Orrin has been in good form all season, finishing runner-up in the Darwin Salver and the McEvoy Trophy as well as being a member of the winning team in the Nations Cup at the Fairhaven Trophies. At Grayhawk, an opening 70 left him two shots off the lead held by Lee but a second round 67 saw him two strokes clear of Lee and McInerney going into the final day. Then, his 69 saw Orrin increase his advantage as his two main rivals failed to better par and slipped down the leaderboard. Leading final scores: 206 M Orrin (England) 70 67 69 211 A J McInerney (Nevada) 71 68 72 212 Tae Wan Lee (South Korea) 68 71 73 213 B Hossier (California) 70 72 71 214 J Cerda (Chile) 73 69 72 29 May 2012 History-making Orrin wins Thunderbird last_img read more

Phil Axelrod, Pittsburgh sports writer, dead at 67

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first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) – Phil Axelrod, a longtime sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has died.The newspaper (http://bit.ly/1ryrFYv ) reports that Axelrod died Monday at his home, eight months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.Axelrod covered nearly all sports at all levels – professional, major- and small-college, and high school – for 37 years at the newspaper. He was a home-grown talent, who graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and Duquesne University, both in Pittsburgh.Assistant sports editor Terry Shields says Axelrod treated all assignments equally saying, “He would treat the Division III teams the same way he would cover the Pirates or Steelers and people really appreciated that.”Axelrod also wrote for publications including Sport, the Sporting News, and Football Digest.He’s survived by his wife, Sharon Eberson, and son, Josh Axelrod, of Falls Church, Virginia.___Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.comlast_img read more

AFCON 2019: Morocco, Ivory Coast in tasty Group D encounter

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first_imgMorocco lived it late to defeat Namibia last Sunday. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Morocco vs Ivory CoastAl Salaam Stadium, CairoFriday, 28-06-2019 @8pmGroup D will be the center of attraction on Friday as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations continues.Two of this year’s favourites Morocco and Ivory Coast will clash at the Al Salaam Stadium in Cairo, with the winner sealing a spot in the last 16.Morocco got off to a winning start, requiring a late Litamunua Keimuine own goal to take care of stubborn Namibia in the game played last Sunday.The Atlas Lions were frustrated for huge spells against the South African nation until an Hakim Ziyech free-kick was turned into his own net by the striker.Morocco needs to forget about the game against Namibia and focus on the task at hand, one which will indeed shape the fate of the group.“The game against Namibia no longer holds much importance, said Morocco head coach Herve Renard ahead of Friday’s game against his former employers Ivory Coast.“We have to focus on the game tomorrow (Friday) which I think is not any other group game.“I think the goal of the two teams is to go much further in the competition.”Renard was the manager of Ivory Coast between 2014 and 2015, helping them to their second AFCON time in his last year in charge.The Frenchman says he is fortunate to have been coach of the Elephants at what he terms as the right time.“In my career, I had the good fortune to be coach of this Ivory Coast team.“I have simply been lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and the Ivory Coast will always be a magnificent memory.Just like Morocco, Ivory Coast were winners in their opening game, defeating South Africa 1-0 on Sunday.Jonathan Kodjia scored the lone goal for the Elephants, one that means they start the day joint top of the standings in Group B.Kodjia (Left) scored the winner for Ivory Coast against South Africa.Kodjia made up for missing a gilt-edged chance in the first half with a 65th-minute winner after being set up by former Leeds player Max Gradel.With a host of high profile players including Lille’s Nicholas Pepe, in their ranks, Ivory Coast are big favourites to walk away with the AFCON title this year.Both sides go into the game without any injury worries.Ivory Coast’s Wilfred Zaha will be pushing for a start after coming off the bench against South Africa. However, the Crystal Palace star-player did not impress in his brief comeo against Bafana Bafana and it will come as no surprise if he is out of the starting XI once again.This will be the 9th meeting between the two sides since January 2006.In the past 8 match-ups between the two, they have drawn five with Morocco triumphing twice and losing only once.The Atlas Lions are unbeaten in their last 7 games against the Elephants, winning both of the last two encounters.The last time the two met in an AFCON game, Ivory Coast defeated Morocco 1-0 with Didier Drogba scoring the only goal of the contest in January 2006South Africa and Namibia who both have no points, square off later in the night in the other Group D game.The other games on Tuesday-Tunisia vs Mali @5:30pm-South Africa vs Namibia @11pmThursday’s results-Madagascar 1-0 Burundi-Senegal 0-1 Algeria-Kenya 3-2 TanzaniaComments Tags: AFCON 2019Group DHakim ZiyechHerve Renardivory coastJonathan KodjiaLitamunua KeimuineMax GradelMoroccoNamibiaNicholas PepeSouth Africatoplast_img read more

All About Energy Efficient Mortgages

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first_img RELATED ARTICLES Transforming Stimulus-Funded Weatherization into a National IndustryGreen Building Appraisal and Financing Issues A relatively new home financing option — the energy efficient mortgage — can let home buyers qualify for larger loans than they might otherwise, while improving their homes with environmentally friendly, cost-cutting upgrades that can reduce energy bills.An energy efficient mortgage (EEM) is a great way to help a family improve their home and save money while doing good for the environment, and securing one is a lot simpler than you might think. You need a HERS ReportSince the money from a green mortgage is intended to be used to improve the energy efficiency of a home, most EEM mortgages are used for air sealing and insulation improvements. In some cases, an EEM can also be used for other types of retrofit work, including the installation of replacement windows, a new HVAC system, or chimney repairs. An EEM can be used for energy-generation equipment (for example, a rooftop solar array), although this type of work is usually prohibitively expensive considering the federally mandated cap on EEM size.Most of the time, if you obtain an EEM, you cannot choose which upgrades to invest in. After talking with your lender, you will be visited by an energy rater who will examine your home and present you with a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) report. This report analyses the energy performance of your home and makes suggestions for improvements based on considerations such as climate, existing insulation levels, and the performance of the existing heating and cooling systems. This report costs about $500, though this amount is often either paid by the lender or rolled into the cost of the mortgage.The HERS report includes a wealth of information about your home, its energy performance before and after suggested upgrades, the cost of those upgrades, and the energy savings expected from each of them. You can use these figures to help guide your decisions about how large an EEM you want and which projects you want to undertake.You will have about 90 to 180 days after the loan closes to contact professionals to perform the improvements you have chosen to undertake. Finally, an inspection is done to verify that the improvements have been made properly, and the money from the EEM is paid to the borrower.For more information on EEMs, see FHA: Energy Efficient Mortgages and Energy Star: Energy Efficient Mortgages. Why should I pay for improvements with an EEM?There are two primary benefits to using an EEM to make your home more energy efficient. First, while the EEM is technically distinct from your main mortgage payment, it is rolled into the same bill when you pay it: that is, you will still only have to pay one bill every month for your mortgage payment. If you finance the upgrades some other way, you’ll have to make two payments every month, reducing your payment flexibility.Second, an EEM retains the tax characteristics of your mortgage — in other words, the interest payments on the green mortgage are tax-deductible. This reduces your tax burden for the year compared to paying for the improvements some other way.Often, EEMs are taken out by homeowners who are facing high energy costs in their current home but do not wish to move. Refinancing your home while including an EEM can allow for more and higher quality upgrades than the homeowner would otherwise be able to undertake, without a significant out-of-pocket cost or a significant increase in the mortgage payment. Why should I worry about energy efficient improvements at all?In most homes, between 50% and 70% of the energy costs of a home go to heating and cooling. The most common types of energy retrofit work are air sealing improvements and insulation improvements. According to NAIMA (the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) over 60% of United States homes lack adequate insulation. Many of the changes that an EEM is likely to pay for are not particularly intrusive or expensive, but pay dividends in energy savings.center_img How can I get an EEM?The vast majority of mortgage lenders offer EEMs through secondary mortgage markets like Fannie Mae and federally insured programs like the FHA. As you should when securing any mortgage, talk to several lenders to find your options and decide which EEM is best for you and your energy-improvement goals.Qualification is rarely a concern. If you qualify for a normal mortgage, you usually qualify for an EEM instantly – though this does not automatically roll the green mortgage into your normal mortgage. The only requirement for that is that the improvements you make to the home are cost effective. For example, if a new HVAC system and ductwork will cost $4,000 to install, then over the life of the system the improvements should be projected to save over $4,000 in energy costs. How many types of EEMs are there?Most mortgage lenders will offer three different kinds of energy efficient mortgages (known colloquially as “green mortgages”):Conventional EEM. This type of mortgage is offered by lenders who sell their mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and allows you to borrow an additional 15% over the appraised value of your home to make the improvements.Federal Housing Administration EEM. This type of mortgage only allows you to borrow an additional amount equal to at least $4,000 and up to either 5% of your home’s value or $8,000, whichever is less. While the mortgage is smaller than a conventional EEM, this route lets you take advantage of Federal Housing Administration financing options.Veteran’s Association EEM. This type of mortgage is similar to an EEM from the FHA, but is only available for past and present military personnel. It grants an additional $6,000 on your mortgage regardless of your home’s value. Brentt Taylor writes for Mortgage Loan, owned by Mortgageloan Directories and Information LLC. The site provides information, tools and up-to-date news about mortgage and financial-related matters.last_img read more

Bone density scan

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first_imgA bone density scan measures the density of bone in a person. The lower the density of a bone the higher the risk of fractures. A bone scan, along with a patients medical history, is a useful aid in evaluating the probability of a fracture and whether any preventative treatment is needed. A bone density scan has the advantage of being painless and exposing the patient to only a small amount of radiation.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more