Marcus King had a busy year in 2018. The soulful rock guitarist and singer from South Carolina celebrated the release of his third full-length studio album, Carolina Confessions, in addition to making notable festival appearances, celebrating his late-night television debut, touring with As The Crow Flies, and spending nearly the entire calendar year on the road playing headlining shows with his own talented band. One of the stops on that busy performance schedule of his included a private acoustic session at the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio in Boston back on November 19th, where King sat down (literally) to record a brief performance of four new tunes. The filmed session has since been mixed and edited, and finally saw the light of day with its debut on Wednesday.The professionally-taped acoustic set features King in rare form without that big-billed hat of his, as he opts instead for the more casual Applejack newsies cap for the private session. Even without that trademark hat, King has no problem turning the volume down a notch to allow the fresh material to take new form while being played on his acoustic guitar. The setlist for the 20-minute performance included “8 a.m.”, “Remember”, “Goodbye Carolina”, and “Autumn Rains”. The entire acoustic session, which includes some behind-the-song informational commentary, can be enjoyed in full in the new video seen below.Marcus King – WGBH Acoustic Session – 11/19/2018[Video: WGBH Music]The mark of a truly talented guitarist is how he or she can perform without the help of effects pedals and powerful amplification, and King does not disappoint here. If anything, the young singer and songwriter sounded a bit more comfortable performing his new songs in a quieter setting, where he doesn’t have to project his voice atop a full band. Fans should appreciate the fact that his songs carry just as much meaning and emotional resonance when played quietly as they do with shredding guitar solos while plugged in.Related: Marcus King Talks Reckoning With His Own Expectations, Focused Songwriting, & Calling Nashville Home [Interview/Photos]King recently helped fans in New York to celebrate the turnover of the new year with a NYE run featuring both his own band and As The Crow Flies NYE run alongside As The Crow Flies at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre late last month. The Marcus King Band will return to the road with a run of winter tour dates scheduled to begin on January 24th in Columbus, Tennessee. Tickets and detailed tour information can be found on King’s website.
In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce containing bacteria are likely to contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters — the bacteria latches onto the utensils commonly found in consumers’ homes and spreads to the next item. These studies give researchers a better idea of how common cross-contamination is in the kitchen — even when using standard practices. In 2013, she was co-author on a study looking at the transfer of norovirus and hepatitis A between produce and common kitchen utensils — finding that cutting and grating increased the number of contaminated produce items when that utensil had first been used to process a contaminated item. Researchers also grated produce, like carrots, to see how easily the pathogens spread to graters. They found that both knives and graters can cause additional cross-contamination in the kitchen and that the pathogens were spread from produce to produce if the utensils weren’t washed. “For items like tomatoes, we tended to have a higher contamination of the knives than when we cut strawberries,” Erickson said. “We don’t have a specific answer as to why there are differences between the different produce groups. But we do know that once a pathogen gets on the food, it’s difficult to remove.” Knives and graters aren’t the only utensils in the kitchen consumers should be worried about. Erickson has also helped study the role brushes and peelers have on the transfer of dangerous kitchen bacteria. Using a knife, Erickson would cut into things like tomatoes or cantaloupe and other types of produce to see how easily the bacteria could spread when the knife was continuously used without being cleaned. Because they “were looking at what would be the worst-case scenario,” she said, Erickson and study co-authors did not wash the utensils between cutting these different produce items. The study also found that certain fruits and vegetables spread pathogens to knives more than other types of produce. Researchers have known that poor hygiene and improper food preparation practices in a consumer’s home can lead to foodborne illnesses, but considering what practices in the kitchen are more likely to lead to contamination has not been examined extensively. Additional study co-authors were Qing Wang, a doctoral student at the University of Delaware, and Research Professional Jean Liao, Associate Professor Jennifer Cannon and Associate Professor Ynes Ortega of UGA’s Center for Food Safety. This study is similar in that it considers the influence that knives and graters have on the transfer of pathogenic bacteria to and from produce items. She urges consumers to realize that these germs can spread in their kitchens as well. In concurrent studies, Erickson found that scrubbing or peeling produce — like melons, carrots and celery — did not eliminate contamination on the fruit or vegetable and led to contamination of the brush or peeler. Even when placed under running water, the utensils still became contaminated; however, the ability to cross-contaminate additional produce depended on the brush type and the pathogenic agent. “Just knowing that utensils may lead to cross-contamination is important,” Erickson said. “With that knowledge, consumers are then more likely to make sure they wash them in between uses.” In her recent study, Erickson contaminated many types of fruits and vegetables in her lab — adding certain pathogens that is often found on these foods, such as salmonella and E. coli. “A lot of the broken up material and particles from the contaminated produce remained on the graters,” said Erickson, who conducts her research at the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin. “Then if you were to shred another carrot or something else immediately after that, it gets contaminated, too.” The study, “Contamination of knives and graters by bacterial foodborne pathogens during slicing and grating of produce,” is available at www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740002015001306. Erickson explained there is a small chance of buying fruits and vegetables that are contaminated with bacteria, but the problem can occur — whether the product is store-bought or locally grown. Erickson has been researching produce for the past 10 years. Her past work has mainly focused on the fate of bacteria on produce when it’s introduced to plants in the field during farming. “The FDA was interested in getting more accurate numbers as to what level of cross-contamination could occur in the kitchen using standard practices,” Erickson said. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware that utensils and other surfaces at home can contribute to the spread of bacteria, said the study’s lead author Marilyn Erickson, an associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ department of food science and technology.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions and banks are moving in different directions when it comes to service charges on deposits, a new report reveals–and it may be costing credit unions when it comes to Millennials.Credit unions’ total revenue for service charges on deposits soared 4.9% for the 12 months ending June 30, 2018, while during the same period total bank service charge revenue fell 1.7%.The report indicates banks’ approach to deposit charges is winning over the most Millennial business.The Moebs $ervices study, which covers business and consumer accounts, defines service charges as account fees, check cashing, overdrafts, penalties for early withdrawal, etc., but does not include swipe fees. continue reading »
62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton offers dual living options.With property prices continuing to rise, many Millennials are turning to alternative means to take their first step on the property ladder.Among the emerging trends, is property co-ownership with family and even friends.In fact, Kohab CEO and co-founder David Dawson said as many as 31 per cent of Australians would consider co-buying property with a relative or friend as a way to get into the market.David Riley of LJ Hooker Kenmore said there was strong demand for people seeking additional self-contained living on a property.“It could be for an established family with older teenage children, or for an extended family who have their parents moving in with them,” he said.“Or extended family members coming from overseas.”Dual living options at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton.He said in addition to those instances were people seeking ways to supplement their income.“They’re using self-contained living, especially a fourth bedroom, and especially if it’s a highset home,” he said.“If it’s downstairs they can put a kitchenette in and as long as it’s got separate entry they can lease that out on a separate lease, or they can do Airbnb.“I’ve seen a lot of owners looking to supplement their income by doing Airbnb or short term stays.”Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock has noticed an increase in the number of co-ownership buyers in the past five years.“It’s certainly something that is becoming more prevalent,” Mr Adcock said.“I’m often seeing elderly parents selling their property and then moving into quite a large property with their kids into a self-contained area. That’s not uncommon these days to see that rather than moving into a retirement village.”Mr Adcock said buyers seeking a co-ownership arrangement had expressed interest on his listing at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton, which comes with a fully self-contained flat on the lower level.24 Andrew Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has dual living potential.“We’ve certainly got interest in that regard, because you’ve basically got a fully self-contained area downstairs, with its own kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom,” he said.“They could live down there comfortably; it’s like their own little house.”More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoMr Dawson said in addition to families, flatmates or friends were perfect co-ownership partners and by combining buying powers, deposit and mortgage repayments could be halved.However, he added, it was crucial to understand all the factors involved in co-ownership, as well as considering your co-buyers’ needs to ensure the relationship did not go sour.“Co-buying property with a friend is a smart idea in the current climate,” Mr Dawson said.“Despite the close bond between friends, it’s important to have a legal co-ownership agreement drawn up to ensure the safety of both parties and avoid any major fallouts.”Among Mr Dawson’s top tips for co-ownership was to clearly stipulate the role and responsibility of each person involved in the co-ownership agreement.“It’s key to always have your expectations outlined in a legal document to ensure that each party’s concerns are met in order to sidestep any disagreements that could arise,” he said.“While it’s important to have trust, a co-ownership agreement exists so that you don’t need trust, per se. Too many co-ownership arrangements are based on trust alone and verbal agreement, which is an avoidable risk.“Keep you and your friends safe by having this legal document in place.”He added that all parties must be willing to compromise if necessary.“Doing anything with another person means that you may need to compromise at times,” he said. “This may be on location, size or budget.“This is a partnership after all.”Having a view to the future with an exit plan was important to keep in mind, according to Mr Dawson.“Circumstances change, and as such it’s crucial for both parties to be able to exit the agreement at any given time,” he said.“By having this drawn up in your co-ownership agreement, you’ll have peace of mind that each party will be safe if the time comes for you to part ways.”Finally, he said it was imperative to know where you stand at all times.“Be involved in all bank meetings, loan conversations and legal agreements to ensure you are across everything throughout the co-ownership process.”
Loading… “We have had to plough the field ourselves on most occasions. But I am pleased we had made a bit of a breakthrough. It is a start, but only a start. “At least we are now in a position to continue the reinstatement process having at least had a very clear indication that they have accepted the seriousness and severity of the situation. “The proof of the pudding will be in the reinstatement plan that we have from them.” Matytsin, the sports minister, welcomed World Athletics’ decision as “constructive”. “We see a desire from World Athletics to work together with the Russian side,” he said, quoted by Russian agencies. The global governing body for athletics said Thursday it would expel Russia unless it makes an outstanding payment of $6.3 million in fines and costs for anti-doping violations by August 15. The Russian athletics federation has been suspended since 2015, and its athletes were barred from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Rune Andersen, the head of the World Athletics Taskforce dealing with Russia’s reinstatement efforts, said he had seen “very little in terms of changing the culture of Russian athletics” in the past five years. Andersen said Russia’s sports minister Oleg Matytsin had given an “unconditional commitment” in a letter on Thursday that the overdue amount of $5 million in fines and $1.31 million in costs would be paid by August 15. The federation missed the previous deadline of July 1. World Athletics said it would call on its Congress to meet “as soon as possible” to vote virtually to expel the Russian federation (RUSAF) from the sport, if the outstanding amount is not paid. An expulsion would mean Russian athletes are sidelined from international competitions including the Tokyo Olympics next year, and taking in those who had previously been authorised to compete as neutrals. As well as paying the fine, World Athletics has demanded RUSAF set out a detailed plan for its reinstatement by August 31, including commitments for anti-doping and governance reforms World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said following a two-day virtual meeting of his federation’s Council that dealing with Russia had been “tortuous”. “The history here has been a sad and deeply ingrained one,” Coe added. Coe claimed athletics had been “a lone voice as a sport” in fighting Russian doping. Read Also: Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup glory “We have a very difficult path ahead to create the conditions for Russia’s return but I think we have reached agreements which allow us to hope for a constructive step,” Matytsin added. Leading Russian athletes Maria Lasitskene, Sergey Shubenkov and Anzhelika Sidorova have been openly critical of their federation and in June asked President Vladimir Putin to find a way to allow them to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Most Praised Historical Movies7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?