Jack White Is Planning To Play The First Vinyl Record In Outer Space [Report]

first_imgThere’s no denying that Jack White has an obsession with vinyl. His company Third Man Records is essentially built off of that obsession, as White continues to support talented musicians and preserve musical legacies through the creation of vinyl. His Third Man Records booth made history when it became the quickest performing-to-vinyl pressing ever, but it seems White is not content with keeping his vinyl on the ground.In a new video posted to Jack White’s Facebook page, the musician writes “July 30th, Third Man Records is going to make vinyl history again” in gold letters, set over a background of stars in outer space. From there, a gold vinyl twirls its way into the foreground, revealing its title: Carl Sagan’s “A Glorious Dawn,” an album released on Third Man Records in 2009.Carl Sagan was a noted astronomer, perhaps best known for his series Cosmos that was popular in the 1980’s, and recently revitalized with Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. Some of his spoken excerpts were selected and released on the “A Glorious Dawn” album posthumously.When you couple that with some older interviews, it seems highly likely that White is going to boldly go where no man has gone before, and try to play a vinyl record in space for the first time ever. In a 2012 conversation with astronaut Buzz Aldrin in Interview Magazine, White talks about a “secret project” to accomplish this first-ever feat. White says, “We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player, and possibly that Carl Sagan record, and figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play.”Has White figured it out? I guess we’ll find out on July 30th. Watch the video below.last_img read more

‘Drug den’ dismantled

first_img The suspects were detained in the lockup facility of the Silay City police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them. (PDEA Region 6/PN) Aside from Jornalin, four alleged visitors to the drug den were also caught during the operation around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. They were Rico Castillo; Mark Relasyon; Carlo Diaz; and Eric Dato-on. BACOLOD City – A suspected operator ofa drug den and four individuals were arrested in a sting operation inSilay City, Negros Occidental. During the raid, antidrug operatives were able to confiscate suspected shabu weighing about 16 grams. Operatives of the Philippine DrugEnforcement Agency (PDEA) in Negros Occidental swooped down Sitio Cubay inBarangay Guinhalaran, Silay City where they arrested five persons led bysuspected drug den maintainer Mario Jornalin. last_img read more

ATBS has one of best medical facilities — Bauchi FA

first_imgRelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Bashir Idris, Secretary of the Bauchi State Football Association, on Saturday assured that the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi has one of the best medical facilities in the country. Idris told the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi that the facility can host not only Nigeria Professional Football League matches, but also international competitions. He described the incident that occurred with one of the Nasarawa Football Club players who slumped and died during a match due to lack of medical facilities as “a sad and shameful development for the NPFL.” He said: “Here at the ATBS in Bauchi, we have all the medical facilities required. “We have a medical centre where the facilities are located and even people from the host communities come to the stadium for medical attention. “We have no doubt that the ATBS can host any match, because whatever is required are available.” The Football Association secretary also said the stadium’s medical team, which comprises of doctors, nurses and Red Cross members work day and night, especially during tournaments, attending to all teams. Idris added: “Other state sports authorities should come to Bauchi State and borrow a leaf in terms or medical facilities. “We are appealing to other stadium management bodies in the country to come to Bauchi to learn from us.” Idris however pointed out that it was the duty of the Match Commissioner of every game to inspect the medical facilities before the commencement of any match or competition. He observed that it was very unfortunate to see that some stadiums were still using outdated facilities during international competitions. He said: “It is left to the Match Commissioner and other officials to ensure the availability of medical facilities before the commencement of any match to ensure the safety of players during matches or competitions.” The secretary urged the League Management Company, organisers of NPFL matches, as well as their Match Commissioners to ensure compliance with medical requirements before any match. “They should ensure that any host team or stadium that lacks adequate medical facilities should not be allowed to host matches,” he said. NAN reports that the ATBS has two ambulances and two motorised stretchers as well as admission wards. NAN.Tags: ATBSBashir IdrisBauchi State FANasarawa FOotball CLubnpfllast_img read more

Panel explores alcoholism

first_imgPASADENA – The embellishments author James Frey used to enhance his rehab memoir “A Million Little Pieces” are similar to the distortions addicts use to mask their addiction, said Dr. Drew Pinsky, the nationally syndicated radio talk show host and expert on chemical dependency. Speaking Tuesday at a conference on alcoholism at Las Encinas Hospital, where he heads the chemical dependency unit, Pinsky offered his opinion that Frey had either failed to come to terms with his disease or wrote an outright fiction. The Pasadena physician based his conclusions on his own experiences treating addicts. “When you treat alcoholics you have to learn how to speak fluent alcoholic,” said Pinsky. Pinsky, who is widely known for his work on KROQ’s radio show “Love Line,” wants to see a greater awareness of alcoholism so that people shake off the stigma and seek treatment before problems spiral out of control. Joining Pinsky at the conference was Tahra Goraya, executive director of Day One, a substance-abuse prevention organization in Pasadena. She outlined the economic toll alcoholism has taken on society. Citing a 2003 survey published by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Goraya said problems associated with alcoholism – crime, lost productivity and health care – have cost the county $7.4 billion. The cost to the nation is $185 billion. Alcohol abuse leads to about 4,000 deaths each year in L.A. County and plays a role in half of the homicides and one-third of suicides, the study shows. The two biggest barriers to fighting the disease are a lack of awareness about treatment and the stigma surrounding alcoholism, Goraya said. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaHis point had less to do with literary criticism and more to do with the rationalizations and confabulations that alcoholics and other addicts use to hide their problems from themselves and those who seek to treat them. Society, too, seems unable to fully come to terms with the magnitude and scope of the disease, Pinsky said. “I personally believe drug and alcohol problems are the problems of our time,” Pinsky said. He went on to talk about the genetic and biological factors that contribute to alcoholism, a chronic illness he believes too few medical professionals know how to recognize or to treat. He referred to one alarming study that shows the risk of alcoholism increases five-fold in anyone exposed to alcohol before age 15. The same tendency, he added, can be found in other mammals, be they rats or dogs. last_img read more