Neal “Fro” Evans To Replace Scotty Zwang As Drummer Of Dopapod

first_imgDopapod has just announced that original drummer Neal “Fro” Evans will be rejoining the band on a full-time basis, replacing current drummer Scotty Zwang. Zwang joined the band after Evans had to leave the band for personal reasons, and helped the group record 2014’s Never Odd Or Even, while touring with the group non-stop across the country the last few years.Evans will rejoin the group for their upcoming performances at the Resonance Music & Arts Festival, as well as the Catskill Chill Music Festival. We look forward to seeing Evans rejoin Dopapod and seeing where the group goes from here, and wish Zwang the best of luck in his future musical endeavors. Here is what the group had to say, via their Facebook page:Friends, Family, and Fans,As we step out of another incredible summer and look towards what is sure to be an exhilarating Fall Tour, there is news that we’d like to share. Neal “Fro” Evans is returning to Dopapod behind the drums. For those unaware or needing a refresher, Fro was our drummer for the years that the band was really shaping its sound and stepping into full stride. We came to a bit of a crossroads with Neal back in 2013 and he needed time away from the band for personal reasons while we wanted to continue playing and growing as a band. Having already been good friends with Scotty Zwang, when the time came to look for a replacement, he made for an incredible fit. Since that point in time, the band has experienced an incredible ride of musical, personal, and career-building growth. As we count our blessings for every moment that we’ve experienced while surrounded by a wonderfully supportive family of fans, we’ve also found ourselves recounting the original chemistry that undeniably forged the path that we’re grateful to be walking. That has landed us in the present moment of welcoming Neal back to the fold and him being more than happy rejoin. Scotty will surely be staying on the map with other exciting projects and will always be a part of our family. We wish him the best and encourage everyone to support his new endeavors. In our time playing together, Scotty has truly become one of our best friends and we cherish the time he spent in the band with us. Neal’s first shows back will be Resonance Music & Arts Festival & Catskill Chill Music Festival. See you all soon!Explore The New Catskill Chill Home With Aerial Drone Footage & Co-Founder Josh CohenThe group shared this video from Neal’s “GoFro” back in 2013:last_img read more

Denver’s Knew Conscious Starts Indiegogo Campaign For Better Space For Art Community And Performances

first_imgDenver’s Knew Conscious Collective an art gallery and social club is known for throwing epic late-night parties with global artists from the jam, funk, livetronica, bass music, and house genres. In the past, the venue has hosted shows with artists from acts like The Disco Biscuits, Break Science, Lettuce, SunSquabi, The String Cheese Incident, GRiZ, Shpongle, Thievery Corporation, The New Mastersounds, and many more.[via Adam Asdel Creations]Recently, Knew Conscious Collective moved to a bigger space in Denver’s LoDo region after seven years in RiNo, in an attempt to create an even better environment for club members and those attending performances. However, the venue encountered some unforeseen zoning issues, meaning additional construction must be done for Knew Conscious to fully comply with city regulations and re-open. Founders of the interdisciplinary artistic hub have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise the final portion of funds needed for construction and are currently offering discounted memberships and incredible artwork and prints as an incentive.Getting To Know Knew Conscious Collective: Denver’s Hottest New Late-Night VenueAccording to the venue, those that contribute to the campaign can secure heavily discounted packages for membership and all shows, in addition to expediated entry to the gallery, limited edition 18×24″ prints produced by Threyda, and other original works of art. The funds raised will go towards building bigger bathrooms, fire exits, additional fire sprinklers, improved heating and air conditioning, and more.In addition to individual contributions, The City of Denver has pledged a grant of their own to help with the cost of construction, showing us their appreciation for what we provide for the community. According to venue founders:There is very little risk of this project, only challenges. We do not want to break ground on construction until we have all of the funds in place. Our biggest challenge is raising money as quickly as possible so we can meet out ideal reopening date. Our commitment to our vision has led us to overcome any risk or challenge that had been presented to us. This one is no different.Supporting the arts and, most importantly, independent spaces and promoters like Knew Conscious Collective is essential to a burgeoning creative scene on all levels and in all communities. There is a lot of adversity facing independent business owners these days, and support from the community is essential, especially now more than ever. Any and all contributions are helpful. Check out the campaign and what is being offered here.[via Christopher Rys]If you are unable to contribute to this campaign, there are still ways you can help. Share on all of your social media accounts—tell everyone you know! If you want to contribute more than the highest tiered perk of the campaign, please contact Knew Conscious directly. Contributions above our highest tier would be tax-deductible and made payable to the Denver Creative Spaces Fund, which has been an invaluable resource to us during this re-zoning process. For more information on them, please visit Denver Arts & Venues.last_img read more

New York DEC Reaches Accord With Invasive Species Institute

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by the Chautauqua Lake & Watershed Management Alliance.ALBANY — In an effort to combat the influx of invasive species in New York, the Department of Environmental Conservation has reached an agreement to work with the New York Invasive Species Institute and Cornell University.The new partnerships with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI) and Cornell University to develop and support projects and research to help limit the spread of invasive species.“New York State recognizes the challenges we face preventing the spread of invasive species, particularly in light of our changing climate, changing habitats, and changing ecosystems,” said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos. “With sustained support and investments through the Environmental Protection Fund, DEC’s invasive species program continues to be a national leader, and the work of Cornell and the New York Invasive Species Institute bolster and complement New York’s efforts to effectively manage invasive species.”Cornell University is the current host for the Invasive Species Research Institute. Nearly 50 scientific investigations about invasive species have been/are being conducted. Today’s announcement sustains the State’s ongoing collaboration with NYISRI to coordinate invasive species research and develop outreach efforts to conserve New York’s hemlock resources in the face of multiple threats, particularly the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive insect. Supported by the State’s Environmental Protection Fund with $3.5 million, the NYISRI five-year term agreement includes $2.5 million for invasive species projects; the agreement with Cornell University includes a two-year term with $1 million to support the New York Hemlock Initiative.The five-year project memorandum of understanding (MOU) will support key positions and services at NYISRI for focused work on identifying invasive species, education, outreach, and targeted control efforts. NYISRI performs many critical and innovative tasks in the field of invasive species research, including biological control of water chestnut (Trapa natans), swallow-wort (Cynanchum spp.), and japanese knotweed (Reynoutria spp.), as well as measuring success and associated metric development and coordinating invasive species research needs in New York State.New York is home to vast stands of eastern hemlock trees (Tsuga canadensis). These trees are threatened by the introduction of the invasive insect HWA and other environmental stressors. HWA is now a serious threat to the survival of hemlock in eastern forests. Funded through the MOU, Cornell’s New York Hemlock Initiative provides a critical service by developing methods to conserve hemlock, including the growth and release of several biological control agents and other fundamental survey, research, and trend analyses.The Hemlock Initiative includes collaboration with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials, and concerned citizens to understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of forest insect pests and non-native invasive insects, such as HWA. Research is now underway on the forest stand dynamics of invasive non-native forest pest impacts and implementation of biological control strategies for HWA. This initiative involves the completion of a statewide prioritization of hemlock stands, establishment and maintenance of hemlock nursery stock to host biocontrol agents, and the rearing, release, and monitoring of non-native predatory insects into the environment to reduce the severity and extent of HWA infestations in New York State and reduce or prevent hemlock mortality.Cornell University also houses the Sarkaria Arthropod Research Laboratory, a quarantine facility that provides research capacity for arthropods and experimentation on their biology and control. The facility houses exotic pest species and non-indigenous arthropods with the potential to serve as biological control agents of pests.The outcomes of these projects inform activities undertaken by DEC, NYISRI, New York’s eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) and other partners.Additional areas of focus include:Water Chestnut Biological Control: Water chestnut, an aquatic invasive species, has had significant negative ecological and economic consequences. Conventional mechanical control of water chestnut is labor intensive and must be maintained in perpetuity. However, development of a biological control program offers hope for a cost-effective and ecologically sound alternative. Cornell University evaluated a potential biocontrol agent between 2002 and 2005. This contract will allow for the continuation of work initiated at Cornell University to test and implement a biocontrol program for water chestnut.Swallow-wort Biological Control: Swallow-wort is an aggressive invasive perennial plant that forms dense patches in a variety of habitats and which may have negative impacts on monarch butterfly populations. Current practices to control invasive swallow-worts include the application of herbicides and mechanical removal. These practices can have negative side effects. The pilot biological control project was initiated in New York State 2018. Maintaining the established Swallow-wort Biocontrol Research Collaborative supports rearing and releases of an approved biocontrol agent for swallow-worts.Japanese Knotweed Biological Control: Japanese knotweed is a perennial herb with shrub-like form grows 3-9′ and threatens riparian corridors, fens, springs, ravines, forests, and streamsides. This five-year agreement will renew efforts to locate and test additional biocontrol agents for Japanese knotweed using demographic and phylogenetic approaches.Dr. Bernd Blossey, Professor, Department of Natural Resources for NYISRI/Cornell University, said, “With the significant long-term funding provided by the DEC, we are enabled to continue important fundamental and applied work to help protect and restore New York’s biodiversity and ecosystems in collaboration with other scientists and land managers across the state.”Entomologist Mark Whitmore of Cornell University said, “State support for the New York State Hemlock Initiative has been crucial for our ability to develop a network of cooperators and management strategies, including biological controls, in response to the threat to our hemlocks posed by HWA. The rapid and coordinated response by DEC and private conservation organizations with the recent discovery of HWA in the Lake George area is a prime example of how education and planning can help save the magnificent hemlock forests of New York.”last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal hero to manage Denmark as player row takes amazing twist

first_img possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Football News 2 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “Let’s renew the old deal by one month. Then we have organised relationships right now and we are prepared to play the international matches this week.“Sign up and we will sit on the plane immediately. We are ready and we will play.”But it appears that his plea has been ignored.Denmark, who reached the last 16 of the World Cup in Russia this summer and are ninth in the FIFA rankings, have been beset by internal problems over the past 12 months.The national women’s team boycotted a World Cup qualifier against Sweden in October 2017 in a dispute over employment conditions.Sweden were awarded a 3-0 win and UEFA fined the DBU £18,000, and also warned that Denmark would be barred from UEFA tournaments if it cancelled another match in the next four years.So failing to play Wales would almost certainly see Denmark expelled from the 2020 European Championship. Christian Eriksen is set to miss out playing for Denmark this week With no sign of a resolution, the Danish Football Association (DBU) is now set to select a team of domestic players rather than Premier League-based stars such as Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel and Andreas Christensen.Manager Age Hareide will also be absent for both games, with former Arsenal midfielder John Jensen placed in temporary charge.The makeshift squad is expected to be drawn from the first and second divisions of the domestic Danish league and members of the national Futsal squad, an indoor five-a-side game played with a smaller and harder ball.Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen had earlier called for a truce in the row and said Denmark’s players were willing to play the two games under the terms of the old commercial rights agreement.“We have to solve this conflict now, not just digging the ditches deeper,” Eriksen said on the Danish Players’ Association website.“So we’re happy to stretch our hand again, even though DBU put it away in the first try. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware highlights RANKED smart causal impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Denmark were knocked out by Croatia in the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup DBU elite manager Kim Hallberg said: “We must hold teams in the two international matches to avoid millions of fines and possible exclusion of the national team for several years.“On behalf of DBU and Danish football, I am pleased that John Faxe Jensen has taken the hard task of being coach in both matches.”Jensen, who is noted for scoring in Denmark’s Euro 1992 final victory against Germany, played for Arsenal and spent eight months coaching in the Premier League at Blackburn in 2011.He went on to become a consultant at Brondby and spent fours years in charge of Danish club Fremad Amager between 2014 and 2018.“I do not consider the matter between DBU and the players, my yes is not an expression of it,” Jensen said.“I just hope to help us get through the two matches and that the parties find a solution as soon as possible.“The national team has meant infinitely much to me in my career and in my life.“It hurts to follow this course, and I hope my contribution can help mitigate the negative consequences.” MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Denmark are set field a team of lower-league and futsal players against Wales after the row which has rocked Danish football took an extraordinary twist.A bitter dispute has developed concerning the players’ commercial rights, ahead of the friendly against Slovakia on Wednesday and the UEFA Nations League opener with Wales in Aarhus on Sunday. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade BEST OF ADVICE REVEALED 2last_img read more