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Break Science Live Band Shares New Funk Banger Featuring Members Of Lettuce

first_imgOf course, you can head down to Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, FL for the inaugural festivities, hosted by Lettuce, and featuring performances by GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Nth Power, Break Science, Goldfish and more! Tickets are moving quickly, and can be found here.While you’re dancing in your seat to this new groove, make sure to set your calendars for the premiere of our Break Science Band SiriusXM in-studio session on Monday 3/14 at Noon ET! BREAK SCIENCE BAND ON THE JAM FILES:Monday @ Noon ETWeds @ 7am ETThurs @ 11pm ETSun @ 4pm ET NEW MUSIC BLAST! Break Science ( Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee) came thru SiriusXM recently and tracked a brand new heater with help from some friends in Lettuce, Eric “Jesus” Coomes on bass, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar, and the Shady Horns. Take a listen to “Android Love” right here and catch it in rotation on SiriusXM Jam_ON. While you’re dancing in your seat, make sure to set your calendars for the premiere of our Break Science Band SiriusXM in-studio session on Monday 3/14 at Noon ET!Posted by SiriusXM Jam_ON on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Break Science, comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee, came through the SiriusXM studios recently for a session on Jam ON. The group laid down a brand new heater called “Android Love,” played with some help from a few friends in Lettuce, including Jesus Coomes on bass, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff on guitar, and the Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis and Eric “Benny”Bloom). Fortunately, Jam ON was nice enough to share the new tune. Take a listen to “Android Love” below.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Twiddle Welcomes Preschoolers For Heartwarming Pre-NYE Soundcheck Visit

first_imgL4LM: Do you play music for the kids in your class often? If so, what do you listen to?MD: I play music every day in my classroom. I have SiriusXM radio in my classroom, so we get to listen to lots of genres of music. We especially love Jam_On and the Grateful Dead channels.L4LM: How did you get in contact with Twiddle?MD: I have become friends with Ryan Dempsey, the keyboardist, over the past few years. We just connected personally, and I asked him if he thought the band would let me do it.L4LM: What was the band’s initial response to your idea?MD: Ryan loved the idea, and he brought it to the band. Initially, I first asked last year, and they couldn’t make it happen. This year, when they announced the two-night run, I figured I would hit them up again. And they said yes!L4LM: Was it difficult getting permission from the school to do this?MD: It wasn’t a school-sanctioned field trip. This was on the weekend on my own time. I did tell them about it, and they thought it was great!L4LM: You did this on your own time? That shows a level of love and commitment that is insanely impressive. What drives you to go the extra mile like this?MD: I just feel so connected to the music when I go to live shows. Especially with bands like moe. who I have been friends with since the 90’s. I guess that personal connection to the music has always been super special for me, and I wanted to share a little bit of that with my students. Not only are we seeing the behind-the-scenes workings of a concert, I taught the children about each of the band members before the soundcheck. They then got to see them play, meet them, and get high fives, hugs, guitar picks, and pictures.What a connection to make with the band and for the parents and the children. I hope they now might experience live music together again in case they haven’t before—planting a seed in the children, the seed of loving live music. We changed those children’s lives during that soundcheck, and I am very thankful to bands like Twiddle and moe. for allowing me to do such an amazing event.L4LM: How hard was it on your end, with things like getting permission from the parents for this educational excursion?MD: My student’s parents were thrilled about this opportunity. They were pretty blown away by the idea of it all and quite impressed.L4LM: Were any of the parents also Twiddle fans?MD: Yes, absolutely. Some are fans now that they have been exposed to Twiddle! I love sharing music that I enjoy with the families I work with.L4LM: Do you think this is an experience you would repeat?MD: This is the third time I have done this. moe. invited me to do this with my class. I decided to ask Twiddle to do this after talking with Ryan about how he worked in early childhood development in his beginning years of being a working musician.My students are really drawn to their music, as they are to moe.’s music. Partially because their teacher loves it, but it’s also because their minds are open and pure. Exposure to the arts at a young age can make a lasting impression. My parents brought me to see my first Grateful Dead show in 1973—I was four years old. It made a lasting impact and I am very thankful. I hope the experience for my students will make a lasting impact as well.L4LM: How long have you been seeing moe.?MD: I go way back with those fellas—my first was 1994. Been friends with them since the old days. I even won “.mayor of moe.ville” with a very silly, adults-only inanimate object.L4LM: Former .mayor huh? I have heard that can be a weird gig. Well, thanks for all you have done to help bring the next generation to the shows, and most especially, thanks for being part of the far more important job of helping shape the next generation. Twiddle learned an important lesson recently: If you want fans for life, you need to start them off early! When it comes to keeping traditions alive, the most important thing to do is making sure a new generation is coming in to replenish the ranks. After a video of a pre-school class singing one of Twiddle’s songs went viral, a teacher involved reached out to the band to see if they’d share some time with her class. Luckily for everyone, the timing worked out, and last Saturday, the young music fans met their first big rock band and Twiddle got to see the future of their audiences dance in the aisles of The Palace Theatre a few years earlier than expected.Twiddle keyboardist Ryan Dempsey and teacher (and former mayor of moe.down!) Marcy Dunigan shared the tale of how they made this magic moment come together below. Thanks to Paul Citone for popping by and getting some shots of the heartwarming event for us to share. Enjoy!Live for Live Music: We’re having this chat around 6 p.m. on January 2nd, the day after New Years. Are your ears still ringing from the big NYE party?Ryan Dempsey: Oh yeah, man, that was intense! I actually had to drain my ears from wax. I shoved my earpieces from our closed-circuit monitors in so far because it was so cold. The first show was a little hard to hear, but by the second show, I had cleared them. They’re still ringing a bit though!Twiddle Welcomes Giant Country Horns For New Year’s Celebration [Full Audio/Video]L4LM: You guys brought out the Giant Country Horns to help make New Year’s Eve a bit more over the top than usual, right?RD: They came out the second night and gave us a new dimension. They played with us, they helped lift us up—great musicians, great people!Watch Twiddle ring in 2018 in the clip below!L4LM: Obviously, when you call that particular group up, there are some connotations of past. Did you enjoy that added dimension?RD: The version of “Divided Sky” they played with Phish back in 1991 at Battery Park—I was just like, “Wow, these guys are so good.” I just never thought Twiddle would end up playing with them, but we thought “Why not?”We reached out and they not only said yes, they transcribed all our music for us and looked for places for themselves. It’s funny—we, as a band, aren’t really big music readers. I can read a little, but the GCH are on a whole different level. They took our music and found a way to add to it that was all them but still us. Very impressive. L4LM: I understand you have a background in teaching?RD: I taught piano lessons in college. My degree is in mass media and film, but I ended up teaching the first four or five years out of college. I was doing summer camps, then moved into daycare and working with one- and two-year-olds in Rutland, Vermont. Eventually, the rock-and-roll lifestyle got to me and my late nights had me falling asleep in the nap room more than the kids. I miss it a bit—I loved helping share music and love. It was a rewarding thing.L4LM: Over the weekend, Twiddle got to fuse your passions, education, and jamming, as you guys got a visit from a gaggle of school kids. How did that come about?RD: Well, Marcy Dunigan, a friend of ours from the scene—big moe.ron and lover of Twiddle—she hit me up about something she has done in the past and wanted to try again. First, she sent me a video of a bunch of kids singing one of Twiddle’s songs. It blew up on my social media, I think twenty-thousand people ended up checking it out, and I thought it was really cool.She approached me about her idea of bringing them in for soundcheck. We couldn’t quite work it out at first, but I really worked hard with the band to fit it in. I think the rest of the band didn’t want to disappoint them by just doing the practice we needed for the big shows, but I knew the kids would be amazed just having the experience.Marcy was a big part of it too. She made sure that the parents would be there to supervise, as she was too, of course. They made sure all the kids had protective earphones. They got to come in and rock out in a big two-thousand-seat theater and have a good time watching a band. We brought some of them onstage and showed them the lights, and we got some pictures with them. Lots of fun.L4LM: What was the high point of their visit for you?RD: I love children, and so it was cool to watch them react to a big musical production. Hopefully, for them, it was like a really fun ride at an amusement park. I felt like their excitement, their dancing, maybe just their love in general. When we brought them onstage together at the end for photos, that was a very rewarding feeling. My wife, Alexandra, works with kids after school in Burlington, and she loves working with kids as much or more than I do, so it’s something we can share hopefully.L4LM: Time permitting, is this something Twiddle would consider doing in other cities?RD: Well, I understand Marcy heard that all of the parents were happy but it was a lil stressful with the timing. I know if we can find a moment when the band is all up for it, we will do it again. Personally, I have been talking to Taraleigh Weathers, who puts on festivals and amazing musical events and retreats. She just bought some land and has a new center, This Wonderful Place, and I ‘m hoping to do something with her out there soon. That would be amazing.L4LM: Twiddle has their first headlining Red Rocks show coming up. You’ve played that hallowed stage a couple times already, though you had the unfortunate cancellation necessitated by Rob Derhak from moe.’s illness. How perfect is it to make up that show with a headlining performance?RD: It’s great, honestly. I feel blessed man. Of course, last year was a bummer for us, but health is always more important than any show. I feel very honored to be invited back. It’s gonna be more time for us too, so we can really showcase what we can do. An hour is nice, but this we way we can stay and jam. It’s a dream come true! Can’t wait!L4LM: Well, thanks for taking a few minutes from your “New Year’s Recovery” time, and thanks especially for helping form the next wave of jam fans with your little field trip hosting!RD: Thanks, it was cool to be part of. Hopefully it is the kind of thing they end up telling their grandkids about! “Yeah, I been seeing shows since I was in pre-school!”For more information and tickets to the Red Rocks Twiddle show, click HERE. We thought we should get the other side of this heart warming tale and spoke to Marcy Dunigan, so read on for a behind the scenes look at the teacher who just wanted her kids to jam!L4LM: What Grade/area of interest do you teach?Marcy Dunigan: I teach preschool. Three and four year olds at the Albany Jewish Community CenterL4LM: How long have you been teaching?MD: I have been teaching just over twenty years. I have taught preschool for about sixteen.L4LM: What do you enjoy most about teaching?MD: I love helping children learn to be independent and to experience the world through music and the arts. I really love sharing music with my students and sharing my love of the live music experience.last_img read more

Team Zeroes In New Sniper System

first_img The Fort Sill Special Reaction Team is setting their sights further downrange, with new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. They received the new weapon recently, and they were definitely excited. Like getting fitted with a new pair of glasses, the new sniper equipment allows shooters to see up to 1,000 yards away, giving each sniper a new look at the enemy. As for why the Army is issuing this new weapon, Brett Little, Tank Automotive and Armaments Command, New Equipment Training team member, said it was just a matter of time. “The Army is coming out with a lot of new weapons,” said Little. “The weapon this one is replacing was getting old. Snipers still love it but this one is semi-automatic so they don’t have to cycle the bolt every time.” Soldiers are already using the lightweight M110 in combat where they engage in much closer and faster paced environments. It became apparent to Army leaders that a new rifle was necessary to better suit the needs of the modern urban combat zone as well as the traditional sniper role. The M110 is also the first U.S. Army weapon system that integrates a quick attachable and detachable suppressor to reduce the weapon’s firing signature. While the enthusiasm for the new weapons was fresh, the training was also very serious. Over a three-day period, the team learned the ins and outs of the weapon system as taught by the TACOM NET team. Little said he and his team train on every weapon either at the weapon’s manufacturer or they stick their noses into instruction manuals until they know everything about it. Then they spread their information with Soldiers overseas or with special maneuver teams like Fort Sill’s SRT back home. There is one thing the instructors leave to the snipers, and that’s technique. “Snipers Army-wide have been receiving this new weapon since 2008, so most of the units already have it. This is going to be one of our last ones,” said Little. By Dialogo July 14, 2011 Developments and improvements to the Marines’ rifles are excellent. 30 years ago they fought with repeating rifles, with a bolt, and it was impossible to hit the target from 200 meters, because the enemy was not visible. Nowadays, with modern assault rifles, one Marine is as effective as whole squadron using Mausers (with bolt), but they also have to camouflage their positions, in order to escape enemy detection. Success is not only in the guns; training is irreplaceable!last_img read more

H5 avian flu in Russian swans, another infected farm in British Columbia

first_imgNov 23, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – About 250 wild swans died of an H5 avian flu virus infection on the Volga River delta in southern Russia, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report yesterday that cited Russian news agencies. Tests to determine if the strain was H5N1 had not been completed.As a result of the swan die-off, a quarantine was being enforced in an area near the city of Astrakhan, AFP reported.H5N1 viruses have been found in birds in eight Russian provinces, and hundreds of thousands of birds have been culled to stop the outbreaks, AFP said.Avian flu has been found on a second farm in southern British Columbia, near the farm where a low-pathogenic virus was found last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced yesterday. Three other farms nearby were free of the virus, the agency said.Authorities found the second positive sample on a farm within 5 kilometers of the one near Chilliwack where a low-pathogenic H5 virus was found in a duck last week. The CFIA did not identify the virus at the second site, but an AFP report said it is suspected to be the same strain as at the first one. Con Kiley of the CFIA said there were no signs of disease on the farm, according to Bloomberg News.The second farm is under the same ownership as the first and may have been infected by equipment moving between the two sites, the Bloomberg story said.Officials said all 2,800 ducks and 500 geese on the second farm would be destroyed, according to AFP. Kiley told AFP that all 55,000 ducks and 800 geese on the first farm had already been culled.The US Department of Agriculture on Nov 21 banned imports of live birds and raw poultry products from mainland British Columbia, according to Bloomberg News. The ban doesn’t include Vancouver Island.last_img read more

Indonesia’s budget deficit swells to over 3 percent of GDP in August

first_img“The countercyclical policies pursued by the government through fiscal stimulus has widened the budget deficit,” Sri Mulyani told reporters in a virtual presser on Tuesday. “We will continue to use the budget to minimize the [economic] fallout of the pandemic but it must be coupled with recovery in consumption and business investment for the economy to fully recover.”The government expects the budget deficit to reach 6.34 percent this year, up from the initial deficit cap of 3 percent, as it allocated Rp 695.2 trillion worth of stimulus to rescue the economy.It now expects the economy to shrink by 0.6 to 1.7 percent this year, which will be the first annual economic contraction since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, as the outbreak hits consumption and business activity.Finance Ministry data show that the country had collected Rp 1.03 quadrillion in state revenue as of August, marking a decrease of 13.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) following a drop in both tax revenue and non-tax income. The collected figure is about 60.8 percent of this year’s revenue target.Tax revenue, the main source of income for the government, fell 15.6 percent yoy to 676.9 trillion due to a sharp fall in corporate taxes and import taxes amid slowing economic activity.Meanwhile, state expenditure rose 10.6 percent yoy to Rp 1.53 quadrillion during the same period, or 56 percent of this year’s target. Central government expenditure rose 14 percent to Rp 977.3 trillion driven by higher social and stimulus spending.It had spent around 36 percent of the Rp 695.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus budget as of Sept. 19, Sri Mulyani went on to say, adding that the government would continue to “closely monitor” its spending to help households and businesses recover from the misery brought by the pandemic.Topics : Indonesia’s state budget deficit swelled in August on the back of falling state revenue collection and increased government spending aimed at stimulating an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.The country’s fiscal deficit reached Rp 500.5 trillion (US$33.96 billion) as of August, or 3.05 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), driven by higher government and stimulus spending, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said.This is the first time the state budget deficit has reached beyond 3 percent since the government relaxed the legal limit through the Law No. 2/2020 to help fund the fight against the pandemic.last_img read more

Remarks by Governor Wolf at Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Service

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Remarks The Forum AuditoriumHarrisburg, PATRANSCRIPT:I am proud to take part in this memorial ceremonyAm I’m equally honored to be able to pay tribute to the brave women and men who put their lives on the line for us every day in the course of doing their dutyIn honoring these brave souls, we’re honoring extraordinary examples of braveryExtraordinary examples of heroismThat our public safety officers give us every dayWe’re putting on full display the remarkable things these people have done – or offered to do – for usBut, the most remarkable thing about these folks is that they do these extraordinary things in the course of their ordinary dayThat is as worthy of our notice as the act itselfThe idea that extraordinary feats of valor come from our neighbors, relatives and friends – ordinary Americans allIs truly worthy of noteIt suggests two things:First that there is in each of us a spark of greatnessAnd second that our extraordinary society rests on the heroic acts of ordinary people doing the jobs they’ve chosen to do for usThe point is that while we’re celebrating the careers and service of people who have heroically sacrificed their lives in the course of doing what they volunteered to doWe need to acknowledge that their heroism comes not just from the uniform they woreBut from the very American spirit that was so much a part of their everyday livesLet me start with the people we’re honoring todayOfficer Lloyd E. Reed, Jr. of St. Clair Township Police DepartmentPatrolman John James Wilding of the Scranton Police DepartmentLieutenant Eric Alan Eslary of the Ligonier Police DepartmentDetective Paul John Koropal of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s OfficeAnd Sergeant Robert Francis Wilson, III of the Philadelphia Police DepartmentIn so many ways, their sacrifice reminds us all of the heroic commitment each officer has made to the rest of usAnd we also honor the families of these fallen heroesAnd we should honor them for that willingness to serve in the most remarkable wayBut we cannot forget that these extraordinary public servants usually come in the most ordinary formThe point of course is that the things that make our society work are the acts of ordinary citizens trying to do what they think is rightI am reminded of the author Eric Maria RemarqueHe is of course best known for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front, perhaps the most moving novel written about World War IHe is less well known for a subsequent novel, FlotsamThis book is about the flood of stateless refugees who haunted Western Europe in the years between the world warsIt was about people who were for political, religious, or other callous and random reasons expelled from their home countries and heartlessly refused entry by the other nations of EuropeTheir lot was to be hunted like animals, rounded up and expelled – usually under the cover of night – from wherever they were foundThey had no homes; they had no rights; they lived lives at the marginsThere is a scene where two people are discussing their tragic plight with stoic calm just before being thrown out of one country for another equally hostile countryThe one character looks to his colleague and suggests that the tragic, awful things happening to them, to their friends and to Europe is not the result of some extraordinary evilIt’s the simple result of the absence of enough ordinary goodWhat we’re celebrating today is the existence of ordinary good in these people who have given their lives for usThey are heroesThey are heroes for what they have doneThey are heroes for being so willing to sacrifice their lives for our safety and our securityThey are heroes for entering a profession that asks each of them to be willing to make that ultimate sacrifice for usBut they are also heroes because they embody the ordinary qualities that must rest in each of us for our free society to surviveSo as we remember the fallen warriors who gave their lives for usLet’s also pay tribute to the ordinary qualities of character that lie hidden in so many of usAnd that make our society what it isLet’s look to these heroes as examples for all of us to followLet’s pay tribute to them as – above all – examples of the democratic spiritAnd most of all, let’s thank them for their willingness to transform that latent democratic spirit into the heroism we remember todayThank youLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Remarks by Governor Wolf at Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Servicecenter_img May 02, 2016last_img read more

Strathclyde to cut equities after strong 2016

first_imgL/T enhanced yield15%20% S/T enhanced yield15%20%  CurrentPlannedEquity62.5%52.5% Hedging/insurance1.5%1.5% The UK’s largest public pension fund is to cut its equity exposure over the next three years as part of a de-risking strategy.The £19bn (€21.8bn) Strathclyde Pension Fund – which caters for public sector staff in Glasgow and the surrounding area – laid out a new strategic asset allocation at a board meeting last week, which would see it reduce its equity allocation from 62.5% to 52.5% of the portfolio.The fund would then increase its two “enhanced yield” buckets by five percentage points each.In a report to the board, CIO Jacqueline Gillies said the move was aimed at increasing diversification – although the pension fund’s own forecasts showed that the new allocations were also expected to reduce volatility and decrease return expectations. Credit6%6%center_img Expected annual return6%5.9% Under other allocations set out for “future consideration” (“Alt 3” and “Alt 4”), Strathclyde could cut its equity allocation further to as low as 32.5%, a move which would also see its short- and long-term enhanced yield buckets grow to 30% each. Expected annual returns under this strategy were set at 5.5%. Since inception the fund averaged an 11% every year, according to Strathclyde’s own data.During 2016 the pension fund reported a total investment gain of 20.8%, driven by strong gains from public and private equity fund managers.Oldfield Partners, which manages concentrated equity portfolios, posted a 42.3% return in 2016. Baillie Gifford (global equity), Genesis (emerging markets equity), Pantheon (private equity), and Partners Group (private equity and real estate) all returned in excess of 25% for the year, Strathclyde reported.Strathclyde’s board also approved four new investments, worth £90m collectively, in its direct investment portfolio, which targets local and national private equity projects. These include a mid-market lending fund and an environmental infrastructure fund. Expected annual volatility12%11% As part of a strategy shift initiated last year, Strathclyde introduced two portfolios: “long-term enhanced yield” – including its real estate and infrastructure investments – and “short-term enhanced yield”, which includes flexible bond mandates and private debt.The new strategy – known as “Alt 2” – is to be rolled out during the next three years. The fund moved to its current “Alt 1” target allocations during 2016.Source: Strathclyde Pension FundAssetTarget allocationlast_img read more

Redland Bay family estate offers the best of rural and urban living

first_img A home that brings people together 57 Double Jump Road, Redland Bay, is perfect blend of country living, near to urban comfortsWhen the Jackson family wake of a morning, there are horses and cows to feed, eggs to collect and vegetables to pick for an evening meal. If they’re lucky, they might even catch a glimpse of a koala meandering from tree to tree as they go about their business.It is nothing short of a rural idyll, and yet a short drive down the road will land you in the heart of the vibrant Brisbane suburb of Victoria Point, with all the hustle and bustle that goes with it. Sydney sandstone and hand-made wrought-iron details feature throught the spacious house.It was this juxtaposition of city and country that drew Brad and Lisa Jackson to the 3.6ha block at 57 Double Jump Road, Redland Bay, 12 years ago. MORE “There are wallabies everywhere, the birdlife is incredible, the creek runs down the corner of the property, it’s just beautiful,” Brad said.“As the crow flies, the Victoria Point shops are minutes away, yet when you’re here you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. All you can hear are the birds.”When the Jacksons bought the land, they bulldozed the small brick home that sat upon it to build what Brad calls his “dream home”, although “family resort” may be a more appropriate description. The pool and entertaining pavilion.The house covers 125sq, spread over two storeys and comprises five king-size bedrooms, most with ensuites, a gourmet kitchen, two formal living rooms, a cinema room, study as well as a self-contained granny flat. “It is the most liveable house you could imagine. It’s one of those houses where you have your own space and no one is on top of anyone else,” Brad said. “The kids rooms are all down one end and we’re at the other. And it has been designed in line with the way a lot of Sydneysiders’ houses are built. The aspect is to the northeast, so at this time of year, in the morning, the house is filled with light, but in the summer the sun doesn’t come into the main part. You’ll never be bored in this property that has it all.“We don’t use the air-conditioning much at all and in the winter, you put the fire on at 5pm and it heats the whole house,” Brad said.The energy efficiency of the home comes down to good ventilation, through high ceilings and large windows, and the natural materials that the Jacksons have incorporated into the home’s design, such as sandstone walls and fireplaces. The property is also laced with wrought-iron details, the handiwork of a local craftsman, who has since passed away.“You don’t see tradework like that anymore. It was very expensive, but we didn’t spare any expense because it was the home we wanted,” Brad said. The house sits in complete privacy at the end of a tree-lined drive.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoOutside is a tennis court and swimming pool, with an eight-person spa and waterfall feature. In between sits an entertaining pavilion. “We use it for State of Origin nights, there’s a teppanyaki bar in there and we do family barbecues. It’s just incredible in summer,” he said.The house is set 200m back from the road up a tree-lined driveway so the property offers complete privacy. While the Jacksons have decided to put their dream home on the market, they have no intention of leaving behind their idyllic lifestyle. Instead, they’re downsizing it and moving it down the road. There are paddocks and stables in which to keep livestock.“About 18 months ago we bought another property, with a Queenslander on it, which we’ll rebuild,” he said. “With the three kids getting older, we want to do a bit of travel, so we’re not utilising this house as much as we should anymore,” Brad said.The Jacksons also own an 8000 acre farm near Tenterfield, a house on Stradbroke Island as well as run several businesses, so they have more than enough to keep them busy. “We’re waiting to sell this house before we start on the other one, but it won’t be the same. We won’t invest so much in it because it will just be a place to stay. This house has been our absolute joy. It’s liveability has been unbelievable,” Brad said.Open to negotiation, 57 Double Jump Road is being sold through REMAX Results. Brisbane apartment to rival any house All on eyes on rare mansion listed for a cool $45m There are several living space throughout the125sq house.last_img read more

Stephen B. Eisert

first_imgStephen “Ike” Eisert, age 66 of Batesville, passed away with his loving family by his side on January 20, 2020. Born on August 28, 1953, he was the son of Robert and Evelyn (nee: Engle) Eisert.He is survived by the love of his life, Jennifer E. (Williams) Eisert; daughter Amy (Gary) Hawkins of Batesville; son Joshua Eisert of Batesville; Grandchildren Phoebe Kroen, Hope Kroen, Hunter Meyer, Orion Eisert, Jada Eisert and Boden Eisert, all of Batesville; brother Don (Helen) Eisert of Batesville, sisters Carol (Dennis) Tebbe of Greensburg, Debi (Gary) Williams of Batesville and brother James Eisert of Batesville. He is proceeded in death by his parents, brother Robert “Red” (survived by Wanetta) Eisert and granddaughter Norah Kroen.Steve graduated from Batesville High School and attended Purdue University. He began his career working along side his dad at their family business, Hirt & Ellco, Inc. He later went on to start his own business Eisert Contracting, Inc. He was a hard worker and was considered by many to be the best backhoe operator around.Steve lived life to the fullest. He was wild and crazy with a heart of gold. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His grandchildren often laugh when reminiscing about all their mischievous adventures together. He loved sports. He had a love-hate relationship with the Cincinnati Reds but always remained a loyal fan. He spent many years coaching youth baseball in Batesville. He played softball in several different leagues throughout his life into his 60s.Visitation will be Thursday, January 23rd, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, January 24th at the funeral home followed by burial in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. The family requests memorials to Batesville Youth Baseball.last_img read more

2020 Farmers Feeding the Flock field announced

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Greensburg Community Bread of Life, Inc. is announcing its annual fundraising event known as “Farmers Feeding the Flock” will have a 35-acre field to be planted with soybeans for 2020. This is the third year for this popular and most successful fundraiser to help the Bread of Life to best meet the needs of those that are facing food insecurity in the community.This year S & G Farms will be helping with a 35-acre soybean field on the east side of the county. In addition to providing the 35-acre field, S & G will also donate the soybean seed to plant the field and will do all the fieldwork from planting to harvesting.  This planting date of late May should provide for a good soybean crop to harvest in the fall. Again, as we learned last year, the weather must cooperate.It is interesting to learn about the cost of the planting through harvesting cycle. In 2018, the cost per acre of our 38-acre soybean field was $315 per acre. Last year’s 28-acre cornfield cost was $365 per acre. This year’s soybean field comes to $340 per acre. This cost per acre includes planting, spraying, max till, seed with fungicide, fertilizer, weed control chemicals, combine harvesting,  hauling to bins, and crop insurance.      For additional information or if you would like to volunteer at Greensburg Community Bread of Life call 812-663-1055, 812-662-4887, or click here to go to the website. You can also contact them by email at greensburgbreadoflife@etczone.comlast_img read more