Dubbed “The Festival in the Bay,” Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to celebrate its ninth year over October 17 & 18 weekend. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, a diverse lineup, and overlooking the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the two-day event is unlike any other festival experience in the U.S.This year’s lineup includes headliners Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, alongside exciting performances from James Blake, Purity Ring, Mac DeMarco, Young Thug, and Flight Facilities. Also included on the bill are Zhu, Glass Animals Tycho, Duke Domont, Sylvan Esso Christine And The Queens, Stormzy, Neon Indian Wild Nothing, Mura Masa, and more. Tickets go on-sale Thursday at 10AM PST. Find out more on the festival’s website and peep the full lineup in the festival’s poster below:
Dear EarthTalk: What was the BULB Act pertaining to light bulb energy efficiency that just failed to pass in the House of Representatives? –Betsy Edgerton, Columbus, OHThe Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act (H.R. 2417) was a failed attempt in July 2011 by some Republicans in the House to repeal a 2007 law mandating increased efficiency for light bulbs sold anywhere in the U.S. Sponsors of the bill cited the 2007 bulb efficiency requirements—whereby light bulbs must be 25 to 30 percent more efficient by 2014 and then as much as 60 percent more efficient by 2020—as a key example of how government overreaches its authority.“The 2010 elections demonstrated that Americans are fed up with government intrusion,” said Representative Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who proposed the repeal. “The federal government has crept so deep into our lives that federal agencies now determine what kind of light bulbs the American people are allowed to purchase.” It’s ironic that the new standards were put in place by Republican President George W. Bush as part of his Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, a sweeping update of the country’s energy policy. At the time, the bill, including the provisions about light bulb efficiency, enjoyed widespread bi-partisan support.The fact that the BULB Act couldn’t muster enough votes in the Republican-controlled House to pass by the required two-thirds majority shows that even many conservative lawmakers would rather have the country save money and energy than waste it unnecessarily on inefficient lighting. The repeal effort did garner 233 votes, but the 193 opposed were more than enough to override it given House rules.Maryland’s Steny Hoyer, Democratic Whip in the House, derided the sponsors of the repeal attempt for focusing on the wrong priorities in these dire economic times. “By bringing misguided bills like this one to the floor instead of a comprehensive jobs plan, it is clear that House Republicans are still in the dark.”Even the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and General Electric came out against repealing the increased efficiency standards, given the strides industry has made in recent years to roll with the punches and design more efficient bulbs, fixtures and electricity distribution methods.Analysts wonder if the 2007 efficiency requirements will sound the death knell for incandescent bulbs, which have not changed significantly since first invented by Thomas Edison in 1879. While newer, more efficient styles of bulbs—from compact fluorescents (CFLs) to halogens to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) —may be significantly more expensive than their incandescent counterparts (by as much as a factor of 50! ), consumers will likely make up the difference and then some over the long term as energy savings accrue. The Department of Energy estimates that the switchover to newer, more efficient bulbs will save American households upwards of $50 per year by 2015, or some $6 billion in the aggregate. 1 2
18 people died of the coronavirus in NY state yesterday bringing the state-wide total to 25,947 deaths. This includes 1 death in Broome County. The Southern Tier reported a positivity rate yesterday of 1.3%. The Governor also reported as of yesterday there were 21 newly reported cases of COVID in Broome County, 11 in Delaware County, 5 in Chenango County, 13 in Tioga County, and 25 in Steuben County. He said there are 1, 396 reported hospitalizations with 185 newly admitted patients in the state. NEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement regarding the state’s COVID-19 progress that Broome County’s rate of positivity for yesterday was just above 3%. Governor Cuomo said that focus areas under the micro-cluster strategy reported a combined rate of positive tests of 3.72%, while the remainder of the state not within focus zones reported a rate of 2.23% yesterday.
Press Association The message from Coutinho’s own mother was read out prior to Liverpool’s defeat of City at Anfield in April, a game in which the Brazilian himself went on to score a superb winner. The 22-year-old told CNN Sport: “I was so anxious for it to be my turn, for the manager to read the letter from my mum. “I waited and waited for it. The manager had spoken to the mothers of every player in the team, he’d been reading a message before every game for months and finally my turn had come. “At first, I didn’t know that the manager would be reading a letter from her, then he mentioned her name and I was really overwhelmed. It said she loved me, is proud of me, is always with me and missing me. “There was more, but those are just the words I needed to hear. It filled me up. The other players were also really moved because every week, regardless of whose mother it was with the message, we were all inspired and emotional. “We were getting really strong, powerful words and it pushed us so much.” That victory – coupled with City’s failure to beat Sunderland in their game in hand three days later – put Liverpool in control of the title race and on course for a first league crown since 1990. But the Reds were unable to press home that advantage, losing to Chelsea and then drawing at Crystal Palace to hand the initiative back to City. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has revealed how the Reds’ title push last year was inspired partly by the players’ mothers. Coutinho says manager Brendan Rodgers struck on an unusual motivational tactic of reading letters from mums as his side charged towards Barclays Premier League glory. Liverpool ultimately fell just short, losing out to Manchester City by two points, but Coutinho has spoken of how the messages had a profound effect in the dressing room.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to continue their three-match winning run at home when they face a spirited Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League contest at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal today.All of Hyderabad’s three wins have come at Uppal and they won their last match on Tuesday, defeating Kings XI Punjab by five runs. They have lost both their away matches played so far, which suggests that they really thrive at home.However, their might will come under serious challenge against Delhi, who defeated Punjab by more than 50 runs before losing to Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a match decided in the last over.Packed with young batsmen like Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer, the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi’s strength lies in their array of talented seam-bowling all-rounders. The likes of Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews and Pat Cummins provide the depth and balance to the side. But the exciting team sometimes faces an absence of a pivot around which the team will bat around.Captain Zaheer Khan has shown that despite his international retirement, he remains one of the best exponents of seam bowling. Supporting him in the bowling attack will be Mohammed Shami and veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra.Not only Delhi’s bowling but also their batting faces tough challenges against defending champions Hyderabad, who boast one of the most balanced teams in the tournament.In Ashish Nehra and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hyderabad have two of India’s best shortest format medium pacers. Bhuvneshwar’s ability to mix seam with yorkers and blockholes at both the start and at the death overs has been high quality stuffs in T20 cricket. He is currently the highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps. Meanwhile, Hyderabad’s newly acquired Afghan spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi has been impressive.advertisementIn batting, though they have strong batting line-up, they have been so far reliant on captain David Warner to show them the way. The Australian left-handed opener is currently leading batting charts in the tournament so far with 235 runs. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan too is in decent form, scoring 135 runs.Where to watch online?The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.Which channel has the TV rights in India?The match will be broadcast live on TV by Sony Pictures Network (Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD.Where to follow match updates online?For best and timely updates follow http://indiatoday.intoday.in/ipl2017.The match coverage begins at 18.30 IST.
Manchester United Lukaku leaves Man Utd match on stretcher after clash of heads Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 01:48 12/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Clive Mason Manchester United Romelu Lukaku Manchester United v Southampton Southampton Premier League The Belgian striker exited in the 14th minute of the Red Devils’ match against Southampton after a scary collision with Wesley Hoedt Romelu Lukaku was taken off the pitch on a stretcher in the 14th minute of Manchester United’s match against Southampton after a clash of heads with Wesley Hoedt.The match was delayed for about five minutes as Lukaku received treatment, with the Belgian striker apparently administered oxygen.When it became clear the striker would play no further part in proceedings he was carried off the pitch to applause from the stands. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With fellow striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic left out of the match-day squad, Marcus Rashford got the nod to replace the Belgium international in an early substitution.8′ – Play is paused while Lukaku receives treatment after a clash of heads. Moments earlier, @D_DeGea made a great save to deny Southampton an early goal. #MUFC #MUNSOU — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 30 de diciembre de 2017 14′ – Applause for @RomeluLukaku9 , who is unable to continue – he’s replaced by @MarcusRashford . #MUFC #MUNSOU — Manchester United (@ManUtd) 30 de diciembre de 2017 Lukaku had missed a key opportunity moments before the collision, sending an unmarked header over the bar after being teed up by Juan Mata.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a natural option to replace Lukaku in Jose Mourinho’s line-up, was not a part of the game-day squad.Lukaku has scored 15 goals in all competitions since joining the Red Devils in a £75 million move from Everton this past summer.The injury likely rules out the 24-year-old for United’s New Year’s Day meeting with his former club at Goodison Park.