Jam Cruise Shares Video Of ALO’s Funky Pool Deck Performance [Pro-Shot]

first_imgFollowing the hype of their recent lineup announcement for 2017, Jam Cruise has continued the excitement with this throwback video from ALO‘s Pool Deck set from earlier this year. You can catch guitarist/vocalist Dan Lebowitz & Friends, featuring Robert Walter, Jay Lane, Garret Sayers, and Lesley Grant on the boat this January for Jam Cruise 15.Performing “Pobrecito,” watch ALO’s pro-shot video below:Jam Cruise 15 will see headlining performances from The Original Meters, moe., GRiZ and Galactic. The lineup beyond that continues with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and a rare set from the beloved Benevento Russo Duo. More great performers: Lettuce, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, The Motet, Beats Antique (Live), Break Science, JoJo’s Mardi Gras Band, The Soul Rebels, Dopapod, Vulfpeck, Turkuaz, and so many more.last_img read more

Poultry Prices to Rise

first_imgImagine a grocery store where people pay you to buy their products.Whether the processors like it or shoppers even know it, that’s been true in thepoultry section.”Poultry companies are basically paying their customers 2 cents per pound to buychicken,” said Stan Savage, a poultry scientist with the University of GeorgiaExtension Service.Soon, though, that has to change. “They’re going to have to pass their increasingcosts on to consumers,” Savage said.Though regular prices vary for different poultry cuts, the increase should affect themall equally. Savage said even with price increases, this fact remains the same: the moreprocessing the company does, the higher the retail cost per pound.Only about 10 percent of all U.S.-grown chickens are sold as whole birds. Processorsfurther prepare the rest into pieces or filets. Some is even further processed intonuggets or patties.Savage said restaurants and institutions buy most of the chicken sold in the UnitedStates.”And restaurant operators are willing to pay the additional costs for the companyto do part of the preparation for them,” he said.Consumers may not be happy to pay higher prices at the grocery store. But they may notnotice the price increase when they eat out.Studies show more families eat out more often than ever, and they’re looking forlighter fare. Chicken is often featured in “light” menu items and remains apopular choice for restaurant diners.Most menu items and specialty poultry products are made from white meat, “which isfine,” Savage said. “The export market for dark meat is strong, so processorscan sell that part of the chicken abroad.”As long as both the U.S. and international demand remain high, poultry processors willkeep expanding and raising more chickens.So why are retail prices increasing?In short, because feed costs are increasing.Farmers keep broilers in their houses from 40 to 56 days. They call that time”grow-out” and it varies depending on which company the farmer grows chickensfor.An average broiler weighs four to six pounds at grow-out and ate from seven to 13pounds of feed.In the past three months, the cost to raise and process a broiler has gone up nearly3.5 cents per pound of live bird.”We’ve seen farmers’ feed costs increase by $30 to $35 per ton just sinceFebruary,” he said.Processing and shipping adds another nearly 2 cents per pound. By the time that broilergets to the grocery store, the total cost to get it there and ready to cook has gone upabout 5 cents per pound.”These processors can’t keep giving away their chickens at a loss,” Savagesaid.To keep losses to a minimum, Savage said growers are cutting back on production by 4percent to 8 percent. He said it takes about 12 weeks for supply reductions to show up atthe retail level. As supplies get tighter, prices increase.Cutting back on production means farmers produce fewer birds. In the broiler industry,that usually means a longer time between flocks in grower houses.For now, Savage expects higher retail costs will very closely relate to feed costs forbroiler farmers. “Nearly as soon as feed costs for broiler farmers drop,” hesaid, “I expect retail poultry prices will, too.”last_img read more

VP Leni’s info on illegal drugs not from ICAD – PDEA chief

first_img“Gustokong kumalap ng mas maraming datos, pero iyong pinaka-report sa atin ngayon,karamihan ng mga pumapasok na supply ng(ilegal na droga) rito, galing China.‘Yung mga nahuhuling nag-ooperate, napakarami ring Chinese nationals orFilipino Chinese,” said Robredo./PN “In the past, mostly are coming fromChina but not now, most are coming from the Golden Triangle region whichborders Laos, Thailand and Myanmar,” Aquino said. Aquino said Robredo’s information didnot come from the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), whichthe two co-chairs.    “Maybe may iba siyang source nanagsabi drugs are mostly coming from China. That information did not comefrom ICAD,” Aquino added.    Manila – Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief DirectorGeneral Aaron Aquino contradicted Vice President Leni Robredo on the latter’sstatement that the illegal drugs in the country mostly came from China.    Aquino on Friday said most of theillegal drugs shipped into the country came from the Golden Triangle, a region“criss-crossing” the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.  Robredo, the newly-appointed drugczar, on Thursday claimed most of the illegal drugs in the Philippines came fromChina, if not Chinese citizens.     Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Director General Aaron Aquino (left) on Friday contradicted Vice President Leni Robredo on the latter’s statement that the illegal drugs in the country mostly allegedly came from China. Aquino said most of the illegal drugs shipped into the country came from the Golden Triangle, a region “criss-crossing” the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. ABS-CBN NEWS He added cocaine allegedly came fromSouth American nations including Colombia and Peru, while ecstasy mostly camefrom the Netherlands and other European countries.last_img read more