This Friday, November 11th, a massive box set chronicling the earliest years of Pink Floyd’s career will be released. Titled The Early Years 1965-1972, the new collection will look at all of Floyd’s work before their seminal The Dark Side Of The Moon album. With unreleased music, videos and more, the box set looks to be the most definitive collection of early Floyd yet.With such an exciting release on the way, drummer Nick Mason will be involved with an unveiling for the new box set. The live event will feature a screening of unreleased material and a chat with Mason, all building up to the album’s release. The event is set for November 9th at 6:30 PM in UK time, which is 2:30 PM Eastern.You can find the stream of this event in the YouTube below. Enjoy!The full contents of the Early Years box set can be seen below.27 DISC COLLECTION ON CD/DVD/BLU-RAY INCLUDES:+ Many hours of rare and unreleased music & video+ 14 Hours of video includes restored footage+ original 4.0 Quad mixes / BBC sessions/live recordings+ rare tracks including more than 20 previously unreleased+ historic TV performances, live concerts and 3 feature films+ Remixed 5.1 audio for ‘Live At Pompeii’ footage+ collectable memorabilia+100+ photos, most previously unseen+ early singles + B sides on CD & vinyl* 7 book-style packages, each with multiple discs. 6 are dedicated to a specific period and include related memorabilia and many unseen photos.* Box bonus package includes collector’s audio and video. Box includes bonus larger replica memorabilia (posters, flyers, etc.) plus 5 x reissued replica 7″ singles, mastered from the original analogue tapes.ALSO AVAILABLE ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2016:+ 2-CD/Download/Streaming set – ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION 1967-1972’* The 6 year-specific packages will be made available in early 2017. The bonus package and larger memorabilia is exclusive to this box set.
Michigan State says 16 of 122 athletes tested positive for the new coronavirus during the week of July 20-24 and four athletic department staff members tested positive from July 18-24.Those figures include two staff members and an athlete whose positive tests were previously announced. Michigan State’s football team is currently awaiting the end of a 14-day quarantine. The school’s announcement Monday did not specify how many of the 16 positive tests involved football players.The earliest possible return to workouts for football players is Aug. 4, and players will undergo surveillance testing before being cleared to return.___ The Latest: 49ers wide receiver James on COVID-19 list In Division III, the Midwest Conference became the 23rd league to postpone or cancel its season. The only Division III conferences planning to play all or part of their seasons this fall are the American Rivers, Michigan Intercollegiate, Minnesota Intercollegiate, Upper Midwest and USA South.More than 1,700 NCAA games across three divisions are known to have been canceled or postponed, according to Associated Press research. The breakdown: 114 in the FBS, 317 in the FCS, 445 in Division II and 889 in Division III.Several dozen games have been cut from the 95 football teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. All junior college games have been canceled.___Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, say they’re donating $5 million toward a partnership with a Louisiana health care provider to build “numerous” health centers in economically struggling communities around the state. The series will now run doubleheaders at Mid-Ohio, in the St. Louis area, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The series will run Aug. 8-9 at Mid-Ohio; Aug. 29-30 at World Wide Technology Raceway; and Oct. 2-3 at the IMS road course.IndyCar is still scheduled to run 14 races this season.___The NCAA has reduced the minimum number of contests required of Division I fall sports teams, excluding football, by 50% this season.The decision by the Division I Council coordination committee to grant a blanket waiver for any school that needs it affects men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, men’s water polo and women’s volleyball teams. The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.James broke his right wrist earlier this offseason while working out away from the team.James originally joined the Niners as a seventh-round pick in 2018 and has been the team’s primary returner for punts and kicks. Over the past two years, James has averaged 23.4 yards per kick return with one touchdown in 2018 against Seattle and 7.5 yards per punt return.He has also gotten limited time as a receiver, catching 15 passes for 295 yards and two touchdowns.___ Additionally, the school won’t use a season-ticket format this year while moving to a still-developing system for individual game requests. The school will also go to a mobile or digital ticketing platform for contact-free entry to the stadium.___The Colorado Rockies say left-handed reliever Tim Collins has decided not to play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.Collins was part of Colorado’s 60-player pool and was assigned to the alternate training site in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He’s the second member of the Rockies organization to opt out of the 2020 season.Outfielder Ian Desmond said last month that he would skip the season to focus on his young family and to help revitalize youth baseball in his home state of Florida. The group also cited “the current rates of COVID-19 in Florida.___The Great Lakes Valley Conference is the sixth NCAA Division II league to suspend its football season because of the coronavirus pandemic.The GLVC announced its regular season and championship would move to the spring. Also considering football in the spring are the Great Northwest, Northeast-10, Southern Intercollegiate, Central Intercollegiate, and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.Six of the other 10 Division II conferences are delaying starts to their seasons. The Rocky Mountain Athletic, Great Midwest, Great Lakes Intercollegiate and Northern Sun still plan to play full seasons in the fall. Associated Press July 27, 2020 Tankersley was a third-round draft pick in 2017 who has started 11 NFL games, all as a rookie, and missed last season recovering from a knee injury.___North Carolina will have fewer fans in its home football stadium this fall if games are played.The school released an open letter Monday from athletics director Bubba Cunningham and John Montgomery, the executive director of the Rams Club that operates as the department’s fund-raising arm. The letter says officials “continue to plan for football to be played this season” but that reducing the number of fans inside Kenan Stadium will be a “necessity.” They didn’t specify an exact number for the reduction in fan attendance, saying there are still “multiple scenarios” being considered while social distancing protocols require there to be changes to availability and seat locations. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor says there are simply too many factors that prohibit the conference from safely delivering a competitive atmosphere. A decision on whether fall sports competition would be feasible in the spring will be determined by the conference presidents at a later date. MAAC student-athletes whose seasons have been canceled will still be permitted to train when they return to campus, and institutions will be responsible for implementing their own training guidelines in accordance with state and local COVID-19 regulations and guidance provided by the NCAA.The Collegiate Commissioners Association is working with the NCAA on a series of waivers related to fall sports eligibility and competition.___IndyCar is set for another schedule revamp, with races scheduled for Portland International Raceway and a doubleheader weekend at Laguna Seca in California both canceled. Brees said in his announcement on social media that the first center will be built later this year in eastern New Orleans in partnership with Ochsner Health. This marks the second multimillion donation Brees has made to benefit Louisiana since the coronavirus pandemic spread to the United States. In March, he donated $5 million to assist food banks in the state as people began losing jobs because of businesses closures or staff reductions stemming from government restrictions aimed at curbing the virus’ spread.Louisiana, with a population of nearly 4.7 million, has been hard hit by the virus. As of Sunday, state health department figures showed a total of 107,574 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,651 deaths.___The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has decided to cancel fall sports competition due to continuing health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Some conferences, like the Big Ten and Pac-12, have already announced they will play nothing but conference schedules in their fall sports.The oversight committee also agreed to suspend the criterion requiring teams to have at least a .500 record to be considered for at-large selections into a championship field. A previous decision by the Division I Council allows conferences to determine how their automatic qualifiers are chosen for NCAA championship events up to two weeks prior to selections.___The National Hockey League reported zero players tested positive for the coronavirus last week.The league says it administered a total of 4,256 tests to more than 800 players from July 18-25. Two players tested positive during the first week of training camps July 13-17. Collins has played six major league seasons. Last year he appeared in nine games with the Chicago Cubs between stints with the Twins and Reds organizations.___The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled two lower-tier tennis tournaments in Orlando, Florida, saying that the coronavirus pandemic makes it too dangerous to hold the events without a bubble setup.The USTA says ATP Challenger 150 tourneys that were supposed to start on Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 at its national campus are being scrapped.The USTA said the sort of “proper risk mitigation” that it plans for the U.S. Open — the Grand Slam tournament scheduled to begin in New York on Aug. 31 — “would logistically and financially be difficult to create” for smaller events. Players and staff from the 24 teams participating in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs traveled to the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday. They’re now in a quarantined bubble and will be tested daily after every other day testing during camp.___The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway will take place without fans.Delaware state officials denied the track’s request to host a limited number of fans Aug. 21-23 in the interest of public health and safety. The track is to host a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend.NASCAR has run race weekends without fans with limited exceptions, notably at tracks in Tennessee and Texas. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Richie James Jr. has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed four rookies — cornerback Luq Barcoo, defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton, cornerback Josiah Scott, and offensive lineman Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms — on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list.The list is for a player who tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected. NFL teams are not allowed to disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.Jacksonville also placed rookie fullback Connor Slomka on the team’s active/non-football injury list.Elsewhere, the Miami Dolphins placed three players on the reserve/COVID-19(asterisk) list — cornerback Cordrea Tankersley, long snapper Blake Ferguson and defensive tackle Benito Jones.
The changes included an increase in the banking from 12degrees to 20 and a curved pit lane unlike anything the drivers had seen before. Because the new surface produced such fast speeds, Goodyear had to bring a very hard left-side tire that was capable of withstanding the loads. It created a perfect storm of slick asphalt, little grip and a garage full of grumbling drivers. “I felt like I was on ice from lap one until the last one,” said Gordon, the four-time series champion. “There is no reason for us to show up at racetracks and be at a white-knuckle experience for an entire weekend.” That sentiment was echoed over and over as drivers climbed from their cars. “It was out of control pretty much all day,” Clint Bowyer said. LAS VEGAS – The only sure win in Las Vegas these days is betting on Jimmie Johnson. The defending series champion beat teammate Jeff Gordon on Sunday to win his third straight Nextel Cup race at LasVegas Motor Speedway. And this one came under extremely different conditions on a reconfigured race track that gave everyone fits. “It was the poorest race I’ve ever been in. It wasn’t fun to drive,” David Stremme said. “You couldn’t run side-by-side. When you got alongside of somebody, you were scared to death you were going to wreck,” Matt Kenseth said. The race was marred by ninecautions, most of them products of the new configuration and tough tire. David Ragan spun on the opening lap, and Casey Mears, Robby Gordon and Ward Burton were in a three-car accident 10 laps in. Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney wrecked eight laps after that. “There’s just no grip at all,” said Mears, who blamed Gordon for the accident. “Everybody is having a hard time getting a hold of their cars.” Johnson understood Goodyear’s choice of tire based on the short timeframe the company had between the January test that revealed the high speeds to when a choice of tire had to be selected. But he called on the company to figure out a way to work more with the teams in the future. “When we go to new surfaces, we need to be on the conservative side and we need to be able to test it,” Johnson said. “To show up and not test what you are going to race is where all of the frustration comes from. I do understand that Goodyear wants to build a strong, safe tire. And not everybody is going to agree with going to a hard tire. But if we have a chance to test it, we’ll find a way to be comfortable.” Johnson led 89 of the 267laps en route to the win, but it came at Gordon’s expense. Gordon dominated by leading 111 laps, and appeared poised to tie the late Dale Earnhardt for sixth place on the career list with 76 victories. But Gordon thought he had a flat left-rear tire following a late round of pit stops, and gave up the lead with 32 laps to go when Jeff Burton passed him. Johnson got by both of them five laps later and held on after a final restart with 11 to go. He credited it to the final pit stop, when crew chief Chad Knaus made a tire pressure adjustment that balanced out the damage he received from brushing the wall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This track was a different challenge for us, no doubt about it,” said Johnson, who led Gordon across the finish line for a 1-2 finish that gave Hendrick Motorsports its 150th NASCAR victory. Johnson suffered a pit-road penalty and a slight bounce off the wall, but otherwise had few problems navigating his way around the track that was under intense scrutiny all weekend because of changes owner Bruton Smith made to the 1.5-mile speedway.
Arcata >> The month of December has treated the Humboldt State women’s basketball team about as well as it possibly could have.And its not like that changed in the final game before the Jacks’ holiday break.Behind the 1-2 punch of Isa Conde and Kindall Murie, Humboldt State extended its winning streak to five games with a solid 68-55 victory over Sonoma State at Lumberjack Arena on Saturday night.“As long as I’ve been coaching, I dread this game before Christmas, I really do,” HSU head coach …
How do frogs walk on wet leaves without slipping? Eric Jaffe in Science News1 describes how they have dual-purpose footwear: a mucous film that holds on by wet adhesion, plus microscopic bumps that protrude above the wet layer to make dry contact. Though a frog foot doesn’t appear as fancy as that of a gecko, “Now, researchers have evidence that the tree frog’s foot may be surprisingly sophisticated.” The frog’s prey has fancy feet, too. Corey Binns explained on LiveScience how flies can walk on ceilings. It’s not a simple feat: “Walking upside-down requires a careful balance of adhesion and weight, and specialized trekking tools to combat the constant tug of gravity.” The fly does it with broad footpads loaded with microscopic hairs that increase the surface area of contact, much like the setae on gecko feet. (The article includes a stunning electron micrograph of a fly’s foot). Not only that, the hairs secrete “a glue-like substance made of sugars and oils.” To get unstuck, the fly simply peels the pad away like a sticky note. “The combination of the feet hairs’ rounded tips, the oily fluid, and a four-feet-on-the-floor rule help the inverted insect take steps in the right direction,” Binns summarized.1Eric Jaffe, “Walking on Water: Tree frog’s foot uses dual method to stick,” Science News, Week of June 10, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 23 , p. 356.We could rhapsodize about the design in a frog leg or fly foot, but you already know the sermon. Instead, we offer, for your afternoon amusement, a fly joke (there’s already a frog joke on the humor page). OK. Three hungry flies buzzed around the kitchen at midnight, discovering to their delight a skillet of bologna. After gorging themselves on this unexpected feast, they stopped short with alarm, hearing footsteps. “The human is going to come after us with a swatter if he finds us here,” one shouted. Stuffed to the gills, they all waddled out to the handle and tried to use it like a runway. Their flimsy wings could no longer support the added weight, though. One by one, they launched out, only to collapse in a heap on the floor. The moral of this story is, “Don’t fly off the handle when you’re full of baloney.”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
I got a press release in the mail today for a new product called “Doorbrow”, including the following points:“…a revolutionary new product…” , “…will minimize water intrusion and sun deterioration…”, “…prevents leaks between a building and its entry door, effectively eliminating water intrusion…”OK, I was intrigued, so I checked out doorbrow.com, and man was I shocked. I will reserve judgment on the aesthetics of the product (give me time), but I can’t see how it will do much of anything to keep water or sun from reaching a door. On top of that, their primary marketing photo shows this device attached directly to the stucco. Now in my book, that causes two problems. First, you are punching holes in the stucco (or siding, etc.) creating wonderful little pathways for water to get into the house. Oh, but you can caulk the holes you say! Yeah, well, we all know how well caulk works in keeping water out – about as well as a screen door. Then, on top of that, they recommend caulking the top where it hits the wall, yet another fine example of hoping that water will flow uphill. I realize that this is a common delusion of builders – I can’t count the number of times I drive by jobsites and see people putting up weather barriers and window flashing totally wrong. They miss the point that felt, housewrap, and flashing all need to layer, shingle style from top to bottom. Doorbrow expects the caulk at the top to keep out water. It might do that, IF the caulk is PERFECTLY APPLIED TO CLEAN SURFACES, and even then it probably won’t last more than a couple of weeks. I am so tired of “building professionals” who have no clue as to how to build. Water ruins buildings. We need to keep it out. It only stays out if you build it to keep it out. If the door leaks, fix the damn door, don’t put a Doorbrow on it. You are just putting whipped cream on #$%&, and it probably is not as much an improvement as the whipped cream.Oh, and by the way, it is pretty damned ugly too. My buddy Michael has this to say about it:“Possibly one of the most irresponsible and worthless products I have seen in a while. Not only is the product “Butt-Ugly” it serves no purpose other than to possibly compromise the durability of the home. The flashing detail in the photo is backwards (nailed to the face of the stucco… Really? Who was the brilliant guy who thought of that installation detail… oohh I know, I bet it was the guy who dreamed this ridiculous thing up!). Besides, what kind of protection does a 6” overhand give you? I going to go out on a limb and suggest.. NOTHING!”
On November 9, 2019, when the very severe cyclone Bulbul made landfall at Sagar island in the Indian Sunderbans, a group of tourists found themselves stranded near the Kalash island in the violently inclement weather. They got out of their boat and took shelter in mangrove creeks, and escaped unhurt. The cyclone was so powerful that it overturned a large fishing trawler near Sagar; people in that vessel are still missing.‘Could be disastrous’From environmental experts to the State’s Chief Minister, everyone has said that the mangroves had saved the Sunderbans from the gusty winds blowing at between 110 kmph to 135 kmph. “It would have been a disaster if the mangroves had not been there,” said Kalyan Rudra, chairperson of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board and a river expert. In fact, CM Mamata Banerjee, while touring the affected regions of the State, noted that the State will plant more mangroves.Despite this, scientists and wildlife experts and local NGOs have been highlighting the constant degradation of the mangrove forest in the Sunderbans, particularly in areas that are inhabited. The Indian Sunderbans, considered to be an area south of the Dampier Hodges line, is spread over 9,630 sq. km., of which the mangrove forests are spread over 4,263 sq. km.The latest example of an assault on mangrove forests came to light in an order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) dated September 23, when it directed a committee to inspect allegations levelled by environmental activist Subhas Datta that the State had allocated houses under the ‘Banglar Abas’ scheme by clearing acres of mangrove forest on Sagar island. Ongoing assault“The committee inspected and found the allegations to be true. For years, the State government has been felling mangrove trees in the name of development,” Mr. Datta said, highlighting how Ms. Banerjee invited industrialists to the Sunderbans a few years ago and urged them to invest in eco-tourism. When Mr. Datta moved the NGT in 2014, a satellite image from the Indian Space Research Organisation pointed to a loss of 3.71% mangrove and non-mangrove forest cover along with massive erosion of the archipelago’s landmass. The analysis, based on satellite data of February 2003 and February 2014, shows that while a 9,990-hectare landmass has been eroded, there has been an accretion (addition) of 216-hectare landmass in the Sunderbans during the period.Tuhin Ghosh, Professor, School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, said that mangroves have been cut not only for aquaculture, but also for building embankments and for human settlements.He explained that because of dense foliage and the close proximity of trees, the roots hold soil and mangrove vegetation becomes shields from cyclones.Pranabesh Maity, a resident of Sagar who has planted over 30,000 mangrove saplings this year, agreed that there have been numerous instances in which mangroves are being cut for making roads, building embankments, and for fisheries.