Dickey Betts Joins The Devon Allman Project’s Macon, GA NYE Blowout

first_img“Midnight Rider” with Lamar Williams Jr.[Video: jmphillips21]Before the launch of The ABB in 2019, you can find Devon and Duane on tour through late February 2019 as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. Ticket links and information for those shows can be found here. Jan 20-24, 2019 | Runaway Bay, Jamaica @ Gov’t Mule’s Island Exodus with Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Ron HollowayJan 28, 2019 | Park City, UT @ The Cabin (Devon & Duane acoustic @ Sundance Festival)Feb 14-18, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rock Legends Cruise VI with Roger Daltrey and Buddy GuyFeb 20, 2019 | Stuart, FL @ Lyric TheaterFeb 21, 2019 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Parker PlayhouseFeb 22, 2019 | Ocala, FL @ Reilly Arts CenterFeb 23, 2019 | Ormond Beach, FL @ The Pavilion at Destination DaytonaFeb 24, 2019 | Clearwater, FL @ Clearwater Sea-Blues FestivalFeb 25 – March 1, 2019 | Tampa, FL @ Keepin’ The Blues Alive w/ Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd For the Devon Allman Project’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza, Dickey Betts joined the all-star cast right before the clock struck midnight, and helped the musicians ring in 2019 with a scorching rendition of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. The performance was highlighted by the father and son combo of Dickey and Duane firing blazing hot guitar licks back and forth, as Oakley rocked the low end. For the encore, Lamar Williams Jr. joined the stage for a heartwarming performance of “Midnight Rider”. It was a full-circle family affair, indeed. The Allman Betts Band DatesMar 28, 2019 | Torrington, CT @ Warner TheatreMar 29, 2019 | Plymouth, NH @ Flying Monkey PACMar 30, 2019 | Plattsburgh, NY @ The Strand TheaterApr 4, 2019 | Huntington, NY @ The ParamountApr 5, 2019 | Stowe, VT @ Spruce Peak PACApr 6, 2019 | Staten Island, NY @ St. George TheatreApr 11, 2019 | Homer, NY @ Center for the ArtsApr 12, 2019 | Newton, NJ @ Newton TheaterApr 13, 2019 | Beverly, MA @ Cabot TheaterJun 29, 2019 | New Martinsville, WV @ Back Home FestivalSep 1, 2019 | Lakeville, PA @ Cove Haven Southern Rock FestivalView All Tour Dates Devon Allman Project w/ Special Guest Duane Betts Dates: On Monday night, The Devon Allman Project celebrated New Year’s Eve in the hometown of the Allman Brothers Band at Macon GA’s Grand Opera House. Fittingly, the southern rock show featured a slew of special guests, as former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts made an appearance, as well as his son Duane Betts, bassist Berry Oakley Jr., who’s father was the original ABB bassist, and Lamar Williams Jr., son of former bassist Lamar Williams. The family affair seemed like a sneak-peak of the recently announced Allman Betts Band, which the original press release referred to as “the new ABB”, and includes Devon and Duane, along with Berry Oakley Jr., slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and DAP percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.last_img read more

E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’

first_img 43 Views   no discussions Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Electronic cigarettes turn nicotine into a vapour that can be inhaledScientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.Now researchers are hopeful that an increasing use of e-cigarettes could prevent some of these deaths.But some groups warn that e-cigarettes could normalise smoking.An estimated 700,000 users smoke e-cigarettes in the UK, according to Action on Smoking and Health. Some users combine “vaping”, as it is often called, with traditional cigarettes while others substitute it for smoking completely.E-cigarettes have also recently be found to be just as effective as nicotine patches in helping smokers quit.Future hopeRather than inhaling the toxic substances found in tobacco, e-cigarette users inhale vaporised liquid nicotine.Robert West, professor of health psychology at University College London, told delegates at the 2013 E-Cigarette Summit at London’s Royal Society that “literally millions of lives” could be saved.“The big question, and why we’re here, is whether that goal can be realised and how best to do it… and what kind of cultural, regulatory environment can be put in place to make sure that’s achieved.“I think it can be achieved but that’s a hope, a promise, not a reality,” he said.A revolutionThis view was echoed by Dr Jacques Le Houezec, a private consultant who has been researching the effects of nicotine and tobacco.He said that because the harmful effects of its main comparator, tobacco, e-cigarette use should not be over-regulated.“We’ve been in the field for very long, this for us is a revolution.There is concern over the lack of regulation of e-cigarettes“Every adolescent tries something new, many try smoking. I would prefer they try e-cigarettes to regular cigarettes.” Dr Le Houezec added.Many are now calling for the industry to be regulated. An EU proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as a medicine was recently rejected, but in the UK e-cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine from 2016.Konstantinos Farsalinos, from the University Hospital Gathuisberg, Belgium, said it was important for light regulation to be put in place “as soon as possible”.“Companies are all hiding behind the lack of regulation and are not performing any tests on their products, this is a big problem.”Prof Farsalinos studies the health impacts of e-cigarette vapour. Despite the lack of regulation, he remained positive about the health risks associated with inhaling it.Healthy ratsE-cigarettes are still relatively new, so there is little in the way of long-term studies looking at their overall health impacts.In order to have valid clinical data, a large group of e-cigarette users would need to be followed for many years.Seeing as many users aim to stop smoking, following a large group of e-smokers for a long period could be difficult.But in rats at least, a study showed that after they inhaled nicotine for two years, there were no harmful effects. This was found in a 1996 study before e-cigarettes were on the market, a study Dr Le Houezec said was reassuring.Concern about the increase in e-cigarette use remains.The World Health Organization advised that consumers should not use e-cigarettes until they are deemed safe. They said the potential risks “remain undetermined” and that the contents of the vapour emissions had not been thoroughly studiedThe British Medical Association has called for a ban on public vaping in the same way that public smoking was banned.They stated that a strong regulatory framework was needed to “restrict their marketing, sale and promotion so that it is only targeted at smokers as a way of cutting down and quitting, and does not appeal to non-smokers, in particular children and young people”.Ram Moorthy, from the British Medical Association, said that their use normalises smoking behaviour.“We don’t want that behaviour to be considered normal again and that e-cigarettes are used as an alternative for the areas that people cannot smoke,” he told BBC News.But Lynne Dawkins, from the University of East London, said that while light-touch regulation was important, it must be treated with caution.She said that e-cigarettes presented a “viable safer alternative” to offer to smokers.“We don’t want to spoil this great opportunity we have for overseeing this unprecedented growth and evolving technology that has not been seen before, We have to be careful not to stump that.”BBC News HealthLifestyle E-cigarettes ‘could save millions’ by: – November 13, 2013 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Three takeaways from 76ers’ dominant Christmas Day win over Bucks

first_imgMilwaukee never had a chance to overcome a significant deficit. The Bucks found themselves down by 21 points after only 24 minutes of action, the team’s largest halftime deficit under coach Mike Budenholzer. Antetokounmpo struggled from the field all game long, and his supporting cast couldn’t pick up the slack.MORE: Takeaways from Clippers’ impressive victory over LakersHere are three takeaways from the Sixers’ Christmas Day destruction of the Bucks.This is what peak Joel Embiid looks likeThe All-Star center set the tone early with 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the first half. He scored in the paint, from midrange and beyond the arc.23 PTS | 8-11 FGM | 3 3PMJoel Embiid drops a season-high for any half for the @sixers at home! #NBAXmas📺: ABC pic.twitter.com/DGk8tBn0dI— LIVE on ABC: [email protected] (@NBA) December 25, 2019Even more impressive than Embiid’s scoring output was his defense. He consistently bothered Antetokounmpo at the rim and forced him into difficult attempts, no small feat considering “The Greak Freak” had averaged 31.0 points per game on 56.6 percent shooting prior to Wednesday’s loss.These stampedes in transition usually result in easy dunks for Antetokounmpo. That wasn’t the case with Embiid waiting in the paint.A stocking stuffer. pic.twitter.com/nhrVGpCTjh— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 25, 2019🚫 Joel Embiid defends the paint! 🚫@Bucks [email protected] 73#NBAXmas on ABC pic.twitter.com/2RkySr2S4R— LIVE on ABC: [email protected] (@NBA) December 25, 2019″I wanna be Defensive Player of the Year, and I feel like tonight I showed it,” Embiid said after the game.Embiid was simply unstoppable on offense and a brick wall on defense. He carried himself like the best player on the planet. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a very bad Christmas DayAs mentioned above, Antetokounmpo struggled against Embiid, scoring just 18 points on 8-of-27 shooting from the field. While Giannis has made great strides with his jump shot, he was 0-of-7 on 3-pointers against the 76ers. His defenders were willing to back off and wait for him in the paint.To make matters worse, Giannis only took four trips to the free throw line, a major drop from his season average of 10.5. He didn’t get a friendly whistle, and his frustration boiled over in the fourth quarter when he got smacked in the face by Sixers guard Josh Richardson and didn’t hear a whistle on the play — until he later received a technical foul for arguing with a referee.Giannis was heated after getting poked in the eye 😡 pic.twitter.com/FxjNCF17tA— ESPN (@espn) December 25, 2019But while Philadelphia defended Antetokounmpo over four quarters better than any team has this season, let’s not use one national TV dud to label Giannis and the Bucks as frauds. He’s allowed to have an off game, and you better believe this one will stick in his mind until he faces the 76ers again. Sixers + Shooting = ScaryPhilly isn’t known for its shooting prowess, but the 76ers burned down the nets in this contest.They started off 6-of-13 from 3-point range in the first quarter and 11-of-22 in the first half. They didn’t cool off down the stretch, tying a franchise record with 21 3-point buckets as a team, including a team-high five makes from Tobias Harris.He’s a [email protected] | #PhilaUnite pic.twitter.com/icakN7qXOe— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 25, 2019The Sixers’ spacing will never be perfect as long as Embiid and Ben Simmons are sharing the court, but just enough shooting from guys like Harris, Josh Richardson and Furkan Korkmaz can change the entire offense and open up the floor. The Bucks entered the Wells Fargo Center with the best record in the NBA and this season’s leading MVP candidate in Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 76ers didn’t care about any of that.Philadelphia ran Milwaukee off the floor Wednesday afternoon, cruising to a 121-109 win behind a terrific performance from Joel Embiid, who finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Nearly every Sixers player shot well from the outside, as Philly went 21-of-44 from 3-point range (47.7 percent) against the league’s No. 1 defense.last_img read more