Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off a three night stand at the famed Orpheum Theatre last night, treating Boston area fans to their patented brand of soulful rock and roll. The show featured an opening performance from Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane fame, before TTB dug into a great set. Among the many highlights of the night was a collaboration between the two artists, as Tedeschi Trucks welcomed Kaukonen for a scintillating version of the blues classic, “Key To The Highway.” Check out the video below, courtesy of Sean Roche.Derek Trucks has recently spoken about his wholehearted commitment to the Tedeschi Trucks cause of late, and that energy was on full display at the Orpheum. Check out some more videos from Sean Roche highlighting the evening’s performance, including a powerful “Space Captain” encore and more.
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaAs a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension radon educator, Ginger Bennett works year-round to educate Georgians on the dangers of radon exposure. January, though, is National Radon Action Month and a perfect time test your home for radon.An invisible, odorless, radioactive gas, radon occurs naturally in rocks and soils. It enters homes through cracks and other openings in home foundations.”We have a lot of granite in Georgia, and the likelihood of having trace uranium is very high,” Bennett said.Second leading causeRadon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It’s the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.”The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year,” Bennett said. “About 600 of those are Georgians.”Radon is a result of the natural breakdown of uranium in soil and rock. Uranium takes a long time to decay, and radon gas is one of the last stages.Testing is easy, inexpensiveTesting your home for elevated levels of radon is simple and inexpensive. you can buy test kits at hardware and home improvement stores or directly from radon testing companies for under $25.Through an EPA grant, complimentary radon test kits are available to Georgia homeowners from their local Extension offices. The kit comes with an envelope containing activated charcoal. It should be hung for three days in the lowest occupied level of a home.After the envelope has hung for three full days, mail the test kit immediately to a laboratory, because the radioactive substance in it decays quickly. This will ensure a more accurate result.Within 10 days, the homeowner will get a report via mail or e-mail.If the first test results show a high reading, a second test is recommended to get an average of the two.”We provide a $6.99 coupon for the second test,” Bennett said.Remove with mitigationIf the average results of the two tests are above 4 picocuries per liter, the EPA action level, the homeowner is provided with a booklet that explains how to fix a radon problem and a list of certified Georgia mitigators. Mitigation involves the installing a ventilation system that will reduce the radon concentration in the indoor air, Bennett said.”The system essentially sucks air from beneath the footprint of the home and vents it above the roof line,” she said. The current average cost for fixing a home for radon is around $1,800.”That may sound expensive, but compared to the cost of a human life, it’s not high,” Bennett said. “After all, how do you put a value on a human life? And you have to think about the high cost of medical care for lung cancer.”If you’re building a new home, a passive mitigation system can be installed for $300 to $500.The Georgia Radon Education Program is funded by the EPA in partnership with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Georgia Department of Consumer Affairs and Southface Energy Institute.To learn more about on the radon education program, visit www.gafamilies.com/housing/radon. To order a free radon test kit from your county Extension office, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.
Experienced Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a new player of Manchester United.“Time to let the world know. My next destination is Manchester United,” wrote Ibrahimovic on his official Facebook page, thus ending the uncertainty about his new club, which lasted for several months.This will be the first time for Ibrahimovic in his career to play in England, and his arrival at Old Trafford means a new cooperation with the Portuguese expert and manager of United, Jose Mourinho, with whom he previously worked in Inter.Ibra played for the junior and the senior national team of Sweden. He played 116 matches for the A team and scored 62 goals. He said goodbye to the national team of Sweden during the current European Championship after Sweden’s falling out from the group stage.Ibrahimovic won many trophies so far. While wearing jersey of Ajax, he was the champion of the Netherlands in 2002 and 2004. He also won the Dutch KNVB Cup in 2002, as well as Johan Cruyff Shield in the same year.He was in Barcelona for a very short time, however he won five trophies with them, Primera in 2010, the Spanish Super Cup (Supercopa de Espana) in 2009 and 2010, the UEFA Super Cup in 2009 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2009.Four years in the PSG were also extremely successful with four championship titles of France, two French Cup (Coupe de France) in 2015 and 2016, three French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the Champions Trophy in 2013, 2014 and 2015.(Source: D. B./Klix.ba)
Teenagers John Gough and Alex Fitzpatrick have been selected to represent England in the prestigious Thunderbird International in the USA. The 54-hole tournament will be played on the Raptor Course at Grayhawk Golf Club at Scottsdale, Arizona, from 27-30 May. Gough, 17, is a member at Stoke Park, near Stoke Poges in Buckinghamshire. He was eighth on the 2015 England boys’ order after a season which included second place in the Telegraph Junior Championship, fifth in the Carris Trophy and fourth in the South of England boys’ open. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). Fitzpatrick, 17, of Hallamshire in Yorkshire, was third in the Italian U16 boys’ championship, having been runner-up the previous year, and was fifth in England’s McGregor Trophy. He was in England’s successful U16 team which beat the other home countries in autumn internationals. He is representing England in this week’s French U18 boys’ championship. So far, Max Orrin of Kent is the only English player to win the Thunderbird International, taking the title in 2012. 20 Mar 2016 USA date for Gough and Fitzpatrick