We could not be more excited for the first annual Fool’s Paradise – a funk-fueled destination beach event hosted by Lettuce – at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida on April 1 & 2, 2016.When the amphitheatre lights go down, the party is not over. In addition to Late Night events featuring Vulfpeck, Break Science, Goldfish and a ‘Fools of Funk’ supergroup, Fool’s Paradise is excited to announce “Fool Moon,” a new late-night offering at St. Augustine music scene staple (and grilled cheese emporium), Planet Sarbez.Less than two miles from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, each Late Night will feature blowout sets by Jacksonville powerhouse Herd of Watts; on Friday they’ll be joined by Gainesville reggae-funk monsters Morning Fatty, and on Saturday MANẎFEST will kickstart the night, with Orlando’s rock machine The Groove Orient shutting it down.Building on the energy from their Fool’s Paradise sets (Herd of Watts, Morning Fatty, Groove Orient), these after-dark shows will feature live painting, special guests, and a unique art-house ambience, easily making this a “must” for everyone’s weekend plans.Tickets for the main festival are still available but going fast, with extremely limited VIP and hotel packages remaining. Fool’s Moon will be a $10 cover at the door, separate from festival and package ticketing. For more information, head to the event group.Tickets for Fool’s Paradise are moving quickly, and they can be found here!
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The gun violence fracturing America has produced a new debate over whether the perpetrators of this violence should be put into hospitals designed to help them. It would be better to do this beforehand rather than after the act.That’s the case for the asylum. President Trump has called for more asylums and is joined by some psychiatrists.The new asylum is a more transparent version that provides long-term treatment options. Adults lacking insight and who are chronically psychotic, unable to care for themselves, and potentially dangerous have few high-quality long-term care options available, said Dr. Dominic Sisti, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist. He noted the extreme shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds in the United States and the disastrous policy of states to let the supply of beds dwindle to 1850 levels. That’s what is believed to have led so many distraught and dangerous young men to go untreated and living in our midst as potential time bombs.Today, for the unsafe and unstable, the choice is either prison, homelessness and short-term hospitalization or else long-term psychiatric care. A return to asylums that are safe, modern and humane is believed “morally appropriate.”The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital in Massachusetts, which combines treatment with research and medical education, is a modern model for asylums where patients are treated with dignity and respect. It may take more than the extended efforts of psychiatrists to work miracles on the angriest individuals, but the ideas are promising.Roy NevilleSchenectadyThe writer is former president of NAMI Schenectady and its newsletter editor.More from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash
Wood has launched the next phase of a collaborative industry effort to develop a better understanding of the reliability of subsea equipment for use offshore Australia.The company is leading the Subsea Equipment Australian Reliability Joint Industry Project (SEAR JIP); an initiative supported by a group of operators including Chevron Australia, ConocoPhillips, Quadrant and Woodside.The project is focused on collaboration and knowledge sharing in order to improve subsea equipment design and reduce the requirement for costly and time consuming interventions in Australia’s challenging offshore warm water environment.This latest phase of the SEAR JIP will: Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood’s Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “We have been leading the SEAR JIP since 2014, partnering closely with Australian subsea system operators to deliver what we are confident will create a tangible step-change in subsea reliability.“The powerful combination of Wood and the collaborating companies’ knowledge and expertise enables the development of innovative solutions to address the challenges we collectively face.”Adriana Botto, Wood’s project manager for the SEAR JIP, added: “Enhancing the design of subsea equipment to mitigate issues and reduce the requirement for intervention was a key focus in the initial phases of the SEAR JIP. Through our collaborative work we have taken significant strides forward in identifying the root cause of equipment performance issues, so that they can be designed out by vendors in the future.“This phase of the project will build on our work to date, with a key focus on improving understanding of subsea equipment reliability issues. The long-term value of the project will be a step change in industry practice and performance, with lessons learned shared across operators, vendors and research institutions.” Continue the collaboration effort across a large group of Australian subsea system operators;Continue to collect reliability data for subsea equipment in Australian operations;Expand a marine fouling subsea test programme, with a focus on deploying additional living laboratories in Northern Australia to assess innovative coatings, materials and technologies for their performance against calcareous deposition and plant/animal growth;Establish marine fouling cleaning best practice and identify optimisation opportunities to improve the effectiveness of existing practices;Evaluate the performance of umbilicals and identify best practice remediation strategies.
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Eugene Sikora MASON CITY — A traffic stop in Mason City earlier this morning led to a vehicle pursuit and two men being arrested on drug charges. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 1st Southwest and Crescent Drive at about 1:20 this morning due to an equipment violation. The vehicle did not stop and attempted to elude law enforcement for several minutes. The vehicle ran stop signs, traveling at times over 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The pursuit came to an end at the intersection of 4th and South Illinois, where a deputy executed a pursuit intervention technique to safely end the pursuit and cause damage only to the squad car and pursuit vehicle. 34-year-old Eugene Sikora of Sheffield and 24-year-old Cody Dakin of Mason City were both taken into custody and transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released back to authorities. A search warrant allegedly located methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms as well as other items consistent with the illegal sale of controlled substances. Dakin was charged with possession with the intent to deliver meth, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of psilocybin mushrooms third offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dakin also had a valid warrant for his arrest for voluntary absence from custody. Sikora was charged with eluding along with several traffic violations. Both men remain in the Cerro Gordo County Jail, Dakin on $8300 bond, Sikora on $2080 bond.