first_imgBack in May, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong tore things up at their own festival, Domefest. The funky ensemble from Baltimore treated their flock to some sensational funky grooves, and also took the time out to hang with their beloved fans throughout the great weekend.While the full shows will soon be available on nugs.net, Pigeons have offered L4LM an exclusive teaser playlist capturing the band’s music from Domefest. Taken from shows on all three nights, May 19-21, the three-track playlist includes their classic tunes “Burning Up My Time” and “Schwanthem,” as well as the brand new debut “Fun In Funk.”Listen to the teaser Domefest playlist below!These guys put the fun in funk, indeed. Don’t miss them on the road this summer!last_img read more

first_img Share Photo credit: virusafe.co.ukPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — The Ministry of Health and Education (MOHE) and Environmental Health Department (EHD) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) said in a press statement on Saturday that laboratory tests conducted at the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) Reference Laboratory for ten individuals suffering from an outbreak of a mystery illness at resorts in Providenciales have been confirmed as norovirus. According to unconfirmed reports, the government has ordered the Beaches resort to close as a result of the outbreak.Noroviruses are transmitted directly from person to person and indirectly via contaminated water and food. They are highly contagious.Outbreaks of norovirus infection often occur in closed or semiclosed communities, including hospitals and cruise ships, where the infection spreads very rapidly either by person-to-person transmission or through contaminated food. Many norovirus outbreaks have been traced to food that was handled by one infected person.Other than supportive therapy, it usually requires little by way of medical interventions and usually resolves without incident.The investigations by the public health team in the TCI are ongoing. The local team has recently been strengthened with the arrival of Dr Lisa Indar, foodborne diseases manager at CAREC and Leslie Edwards, an epidemiologist also from CAREC. Additional assistance is due to arrive shortly from PAHO in the form of two Environmental health officers with extensive experience working with the hotel industry. Infection control measures focused on proper hygiene and deep cleaning and sanitization are vital to prevent the spread of norovirus. These are being promoted throughout the TCI. Public health teams continue to conduct active surveillance at airports and affected hotels to educate and monitor the implementation of these measures.The Ministry of Health and Education (MOHE) and EHD has encouraged the general public to practice healthy hygienic measures at all times such as frequent hand washing, especially when preparing meals, before eating and after using the toilet. Anyone experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain or vomiting should report to the nearest health care facility. Health surveillance team members continue to interview persons experiencing such signs and symptoms. All information will be kept strictly confidential.Meanwhile, the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board has emphasised that TCI tourism remains open for business. Except for one or two properties on Providenciales, all of airports, resorts, cruise port and auxiliary services across the country are providing the usual friendly and professional services that have become a trademark of Brand TCI.“We would like to encourage the travel public to be guided by official statements issued by local government and tourism officials on this subject,” the board said in a statement on Saturday.“The entire country remains appreciative of your patronage and understanding during this period and we wish to reassure you that the Turks and Caicos Islands is a safe and warm destination to visit,” the statement concluded.Caribbean News Now NewsRegional Mystery illness in Turks and Caicos identified as norovirus, resort ordered closed by: – June 4, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share 104 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman has criticised England’s “crazy” Christmas schedule, claiming the traditional fixture pile-up only favours the biggest clubs. Southampton have reaped the benefits of Koeman’s consistent selection policy this season. The Saints have started less players (15) in the league so far than top four rivals Arsenal (18), Tottenham (21), Liverpool (21) and Manchester United (22). Koeman believes the fixture congestion at Christmas plays into the hands of those teams with bigger squads at their disposal. “Does it favour the big clubs? Yes. They can change players much easier than other teams in the Premier League,” Koeman said. “It is worst for the clubs who haven’t got 24 players at the same level. “You have to change your team and I don’t like to change my team. I believe if the team is doing well you can change one or two positions but I don’t believe in changing my team in six or seven positions.” If Southampton want to keep pace with the sides at the top of the table, they may need to bolster their options in the January transfer window. “Our transfer policy in January doesn’t depend on winning and losing over the next month,” Koeman said. “It depends on the players we have – for example we know that Sadio Mane has to play at the African Nations Cup, Maya Yoshida will play in the Asian Cup but we don’t need a lot of players. “I am happy with the players we have. It depends on injuries if you need someone but it’s too early to make conclusions about that.” The Saints, who are second in the Barclays Premier League, face Aston Villa on Monday ahead of a testing month that brings games against Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea. Koeman’s side also have to play four games in nine days over Christmas including league fixtures on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day before the FA Cup third round on the first weekend in January. Press Association “It’s difficult because I don’t have experience playing that number of games in such a short time,” Koeman said. “I always used to be on holiday during Christmas and now we have a lot of games to prepare for. “I told the players, ‘honestly, I don’t have that experience’, it’s difficult. “We have to play December 26 and then again on the 28th, January 1 and then January 3 for the FA Cup – it’s crazy. “It’s not crazy to play at Christmas because I understand – we had that in Holland and the people like that. “I’d like that as well if I like football and support Southampton – I can have my Christmas meal then go to the stadium and watch Southampton, I am happy. “The problem is you have one day off between two games and that’s crazy, that’s impossible. “That’s my problem with the schedule because if it’s the 26th and the 29th, no problem, but it’s Friday and Sunday. That’s crazy, one day off, crazy.” last_img read more