New Zealand folksters Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement delighted longtime fans by announcing their first US performances since 2013. The duo plan to share music both new and old, making for quite the intriguing concert series. We can’t wait.Since the demand for their shows is so high, the band has added a handful of additional tour dates to appease their fanbase. The shows mainly include additional performances in cities where they were previously scheduled to perform, like Portland, OR, Mountain View, CA, Austin, TX, Queens, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.Check out the full schedule below, with new dates in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM local time.Flight of the Conchords 2016 Tour Dates:06/11 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre 06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts 06/13 – Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap Filene Center 06/14 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 06/16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum 06/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion 06/22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park 06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum 06/24 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium06/25 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium 06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic06/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater 07/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl 07/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 07/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre 07/09 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall07/10 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall 07/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre 07/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/14 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 07/16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre 07/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre07/20 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium 07/22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 07/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/24 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
Fescue toxicosis can reduce cattle performance even before many of the noticeable symptoms show up. Consumption of toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue depresses body condition. It reduces milk production in cows and weaning weight in calves. Collectively, these problems are called fescue toxicosis. Grazing toxic tall fescue pastures or consuming toxic tall fescue hay decreases cattle’s forage intake, lowers average daily gain and alters hormone concentrations in cattle and other livestock. Rough coats, heat stress are symptomsAs conditions worsen, cattle begin to exhibit visual symptoms, the most common being rough hair coats and heat stress. Infected cattle typically wade in ponds or lay around in the shade when they would typically be grazing. In extreme cases, they may lose ear tips or tail switches.While mineral supplements won’t counteract the toxins, supplemented cattle can tolerate the toxins better. Using good quality minerals always yields return on investment, but even more so under conditions of potential fescue toxicosis.For more information, search “fescue toxicosis” on the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications. Cattle producers should watch their herds for signs of fescue toxicosis this summer. Conditions this spring are ideal for the deadly fungus that attacks tall fescue, but good forage management can help prevent problems with toxicosis. Cooler than normal spring temperatures and above normal rainfall combined with adequate fertilization causes conservatively stocked fescue pastures to grow more grass than cattle can eat. Most tall fescue in north Georgia is now infected with the fungus that produces livestock toxins called ergot alkaloids. This fungus (endophyte) lives within tall fescue, improving its drought tolerance and stand persistence on poor soils. Managed appropriately, the buildup of toxins in fescue can be kept to an acceptable level.Ergot alkaloids are at their highest levels when plants get tall and lush. Tests have shown levels in seed heads are five times higher than in other plant parts. Cattle grazing fields that are candidates for commercial seed production are most at risk. Those herds are more apt to eat the infected seed heads when they are fresh and succulent from adequate rainfall.Make adjustments to lower risksManagement for preventing toxin buildup includes adjusting the stocking rate to keep grass at the proper height and preventing massive seed head production. Cattle producers can also reduce fertilization if necessary to slow rapid growth. If the grass gets ahead of you, get out the bush hog and cut it back. At the very least, clip off the seed heads. Adding clover to the pasture will help to dilute the toxins. Clover can sometimes be planted with a notill drill.
Loretta B. Bihr, age 96 of Harrison, Ohio born into eternal life Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born into this life December 21, 1922 in St. Leon, Indiana the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Rosfeld) Schuman.Loretta married Edward Joseph Bihr September 30, 1950 at St Louis Catholic Church Batesville, Indiana. Member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Harrison, Ohio since 1950, Rosie Red, avid gardener but most of all loved being around her beloved family.Survived by her daughters Shirley Ann Bihr of Monfort Heights, Ohio, Thelma Furney of West Harrison, Indiana, Donna (Ron) Gaynor of Dover, Indiana and Pauline (Tom) Lehrter of West Harrison, Indiana. Grandmother of Nick (Jenna) Furney, Rachel Furney, Philip Gaynor, Molly (Josh) Mason, Sarah (Jared) Leiker, Amanda (Adam) Rosselot, Tanya Gaynor, Craig (Stacey) Lehrter and Carrie Lehter. Great grandmother of six. Sister of Joe (Martha) Schuman, Walter (Mary) Schuman and Richard (Pat) Schuman all of St. Leon, Indiana.Preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Rose Schuman, husband Edward Joseph Bihr and siblings Lawrence, William and Harold Schuman, Matilda Bischoff, Frances Andres, Viola Andres and Alberta Mergenthal.Visitation will be held Sunday, February 17 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 P.M. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Harrison, Ohio. Burial will follow at St John Cemetery Harrison, Ohio.Memorials may be directed to American Red Cross, St John building fund and or P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County.
A Florida woman is wanted by The Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection to a statewide truck theft ring.Aubrey Lynn Waldron, 37, is one of four suspects in the case, FDLE officials say.Police have identified the three other suspects as Okeechobee locals Ethan King, 24, Andrew Wheeler, 23, and James Janata, 38.The suspects are accused of stealing 16 four-wheel-drive trucks worth more than $300,000 in exchange for methamphetamines in four Florida counties including Okeechobee, Glades, Highlands, and Polk.King faces conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, burglary of a conveyance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property.Walker is being held on charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft.Janata is being held on charges of dealing in stolen property.Waldron’s charges are unknown as she remains at large.This story is developing.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Police Commissioner, Severin Moncherry, Monday said new anti-crime strategies were being implemented as the Royal St. Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) acknowledged it had not been able to achieve the target set regarding murders on the island.Haven’t met some targets“We have reviewed our plans and our strategies and from all indications it would appear that we have not been able to meet some of our intended targets. As a result, we are putting in place new plans, new strategies,” Moncherry told a news conference.More aggressive strategyHe told reporters that the new strategy would be “more aggressive” and that from all indications, it appears that criminals have declared war on the people and by extension, the police.Moncherry had earlier this year, indicated that the police had a plan to keep the number of homicides ‘at a particular level.“That we have not been able to achieve,” he said, as the island has so far recorded 41 murders this year.The Police Commissioner said he wanted to re-assure the public that the police remain committed to the ensuring their safety and security and praised the “‘hardworking’ officers for the work they have done in the past months.He defended the use of force, saying that the law makes provision for the level of force to be used in different circumstances.“If you create the atmosphere and the situation for force to be used, we will surely use force where it is necessary, even if we have to move to the highest level of force provided for in the criminal code of St. Lucia,” Moncherry said, adding that the time had come to deal with crime across the island, and not specifically on the streets.““So whether you be in high office, whether you be a law enforcement officer, whether you be a politician, pastor, teacher, priest – the law will apply to everyone,” Moncherry said.
SAN ANTONIO >> One of the surprising elements of the Western Conference playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs has been the Clippers’ struggles from the 3-point line.After having the league’s third-best field-goal percentage of 37.6 percent from there during the regular season, the Clippers were shooting just 30.4 percent from beyond the arc through five games. They were a mere 1 of 14 in their Game 5 loss at Staples Center on Tuesday.The Clippers at times have struggled to get clean looks, but coach Doc Rivers admitted that his team had at least 10 of those Tuesday and they still didn’t fall.“I still think it’s the defense,” Rivers said ahead of Game 6 on Thursday night at AT&T Center; the Clippers were down 3-2 and faced elimination. “And just because they’re open, doesn’t mean you’re open, if you know what I mean. I think what happens, especially through the series, is you start rushing them. “You haven’t had an open look, you finally get one and you pull the trigger a little too quick. We had, like I said, film-wise, we had 10 just point-blank ones (Tuesday), but we just didn’t make them. Basketball is always going to be a make-miss league.”Even more astonishing was that J.J. Redick, who took more 3-point shots (458) than any of his teammates during the regular season, did not have one attempt in Game 5. That did not happen in 78 regular-season games.“They’re taking away some stuff,” Redick said. “I never go into a game thinking I need to shoot eight 3s. I just kind of take what’s there and they did a good job of taking that away from me.“Hopefully, we can knock down some of these shots. I think some of the 3s we took were actually good looks. Matt (Barnes) got some swing-swings that he normally makes. Jamal got some clean looks, off dribble penetration.” Rivers says he was right A day after being fined $25,000 for ripping officials for several calls that went against the Clippers in Game 5, Rivers on Thursday was asked if he had reviewed the calls to see how on the money he was in complaining.He wouldn’t go into details — likely so he wouldn’t lose more money — but he didn’t completely balk.“I’m not going there, but I can say I was right, a lot,” Rivers said. “Let me just put it that way.”Clippers point guard Chris Paul agreed his team could not afford to take any anger about the officiating into Thursday’s game.“Yeah, I said, I think, after that game, you let it soak in that night and then yesterday (Wednesday) it was cool,” he said. “It is what it is.”Boris Diaw having big seriesSpurs reserve post Boris Diaw averaged 8.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 24.5 minutes during the regular season for the Spurs. He entered Game 6 averaging 10.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 28.7 minutes in the series.Coach Gregg Popovich was asked about Diaw’s contributions during the pregame news conference. “He’s doing a pretty good job,” said Popovich, who was in his short-answer mode.Rivers had no difficulty going into detail about what Diaw has meant to the Spurs in this series.“I’ve heard talk about (Tim) Duncan and (Tony) Parker and (Manu) Ginobili and everyone else — and, obviously, Kawhi (Leonard) — but Diaw to me has been the quietest asset in this series,” Rivers said.“He’s been the guy who’s made big shots, he’s made big plays. … When you just look at comfort, he’s looked so comfortable on the floor.” Diaw had one poor shooting game — April 19 in Game 1 — when he scored five points on 2 of 12 from the field. He did have six rebounds and five assists in that one. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error