Last month, the late Galactic co-founder and former vocalist, Theryl “The Houseman” Declouet, passed away at the age of 66. The singer had long faced medical issues, forcing him to quit the band in 2004 given Galactic’s heavy touring schedule. The Houseman met bandmates Robert Mercurio and Jeff Raines in 1990 before the duo had started Galactic. The trio’s longstanding friendship continued throughout Galactic’s early career, with DeClouet serving as the band’s primary vocalist.Galactic has released a new single featuring the late Theryln Delcouet on vocals, “Can’t You Believe”. In a statement the band released, they have decided to release the recording of the song they have been working on together this past year. The song features background vocals from Ivan Neville and Erica Falls, Shamarr Allen on trumpet, and Cory Henry on trombone.All proceeds from the song will be going directly to Houseman’s New Orleans Musicians Clinic to help his family with the medical and funeral expenses accrued during his passing. You can show your support for The Houseman and his family here.Galactic’s new single is available for download via this link, and can be previewed below.
This Saturday, get both your brain and your body moving at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This unconventionally scenic race brings a new twist to your workout by adding a history lesson to this top physical challenge as the course winds through the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park stands in honor of the Civil War battles fought in the name of Chattanooga, “the Gateway to the Deep South”. These battles served as a major turning point for the Union army, opening the door to the heart of the Confederacy, and mark some of the deadliest conflicts of the Civil War. Maybe you’ll even meet some ghosts along your way…But besides being a little spooky, the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon offers a beautiful and insightful look at this important piece of history. The course includes two loops of the park, beginning and finishing at the 6th Cavalry Museum, and takes place on a paved road through the battlefield.The event will also feature a Half-Marathon, 5K and Kids Junior Marathon. The Half-Marathon will occupy one loop of the full Marathon course, while the 5K moves North of both races. The Junior Marathon, a long-term project in which participants log 25.2 miles over the course of several months up until the race, will run through the last mile of the full course and represent the culmination of this more accessible take on the marathon challenge.Registration for the half and full Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon has closed, but there are still limited spots open for the 5K race! Interested runners may register on-site for the 5K, depending on availability. The race also welcomes spectators and supporters, so come cheer on your friends and family while you enjoy the sights from the sidelines. Join the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon fun for a new take on American history!
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed a desire to accelerate the local manufacturing of long-range military drones — the first of their kind in the country — to 2022.The drone, technically known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), is to be the first medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV in the country. State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is to manufacture the vehicle’s airframe, while state-owned PT Len is to build the military equipment, such as sensors, radar and weapon systems. Vehicles in the MALE UAV category are designed to fly at altitudes of between 3,000 and 9,000 meters for extended lengths of time. “Our original plan was to put the drone — we named it Elang Hitam [black eagle] and it will be specifically used for military purposes — into mass production by 2024,” Research and Technology Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said at the Presidential Office in Jakarta after a Cabinet meeting on Thursday.Read also: Made in Indonesia: First long-range military drone unveiled in Bandung“But considering the domestic demand, as well as the preparedness of its design and manufacturing process, the President had instructed that [the drone’s mass manufacturing] be moved forward to 2022.”The drone was jointly designed by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space and the Defense Ministry’s research agency. Topics : Bambang added that Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto had expressed interest for the long-range drones, particularly for operations to secure the country’s borders.PTDI and PT Len were to originally manufacture five Elang Hitam drones by 2022 before beginning mass production. The first five drones would be prototypes to ensure that the vehicles were in line with the market’s demands, Bambang said.The accelerated development of the drone’s prototype would mean that an investment of Rp 1.1 trillion (US$ 80.51 million) was needed, up from the Rp 800 billion based on the original development plan, the minister said.
Joseph H. Burdette, Age 74 of Hamilton, formerly of Milan, passed away at Fort Hamilton Hospital on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 12:07 PM.He was born in Cincinnati on April 28, 1941 to Howard and Gertrude (Robertson) Burdette. Joseph was employed at General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1990. He was an avid racer; loved watching and participating in racing, especially at the dirt track at Lawrenceburg Speedway. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and being in the outdoors. On August 27, 1981, he married Linda Richardson.He is survived by his wife, Linda Burdette; his children, Joseph Burdette Jr., Tom Burdette, Tim (Tyra) Burdette, Paula Burdette-Franke, Robbie Burdette, Pam (Jim) Sumpter, Debbie (Jeff) McDonald; step children, Lisa Richardson, Joey Richardson, Jennie (Randy) Saylor; many grandchildren, and great grandchildren; and two very special cousins, John and Pat Vickers. He was preceded in death by parents; and two step sons, Robert Richardson and Ricky Richardson.Memorial service will be held at Brown-Dawson- Flick Funeral Home, 330 Pershing Avenue, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6PM. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5PM-6PM at the funeral home. Condolences can be made at www.browndawsonflick.com
South African mountain biker Burry Stander has died in a road accident while on a training ride.The 25-year-old, who finished fifth at the London Olympics in 2012, was killed in a collision with a taxi in Shelly Beach, a town in the KwaZulu-Natal province on South Africa’s east coast.Stander was a two-time Olympian, having also competed in Beijing in 2008.He was also a former Under-19 and Under-23 world champion and finished third in the 2010 World Championships.Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius tweeted: “Absolutely devastated by the tragic news of Burry Stander’s passing. A South African icon and sporting great. RIP my friend.”South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president Gideon Sam added in a statement: “Burry was the epitome of an Olympic athlete; talented, ultra-competitive but at the same time extremely humble and a true gentleman.” Britain’s Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins, fellow Team GB rider Mark Cavendish and British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton have also recently been involved in collisions with cars.
Ghanaian striker Benjamin Fadi says he is focused on impressing at Swedish side Malmo FF.The former Heart of Lions striker has signed a three-year deal following a successful two- week trial with the Swedish top-flight side.Kpando Heart of Lions are said to have pocketed an amount in the region of 500,000 Euros from the deal.Fadi who is expected to join his new club on Friday wants to be an instant hit in Sweden.“I feel very happy for this deal because I have been working hard to get a foreign contract”. He told JOY Sports“As a player this move is very important for me because Sweden is a place for young players and is the gateway to big clubs in Europe so I think it will help me”. “Malmo FF is a great team with great support so I’m going there to help the club”.Fadi is a member of Ghana’s Under-20 team.
With four minutes in stoppage time, the strike would be a buzzer-beater of sorts for a Tottenham 3-2 win.Kane missed the tail end of the Premier League season after suffering an ankle injury in a Champions League quarterfinal match against Manchester City. He made a point to highlight his return on Twitter.Good to be back 😉⚽ #COYS pic.twitter.com/0IyYufatit— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 21, 2019And of course, the rest of Twitter didn’t miss the moment.FROM THE HALFWAY LINE! 😱Harry Kane 👏👏👏#UCL pic.twitter.com/uaV5T3pB5k— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 22, 2019HARRY KANE, TAKE A BOW!An incredible goal from @HKane in stoppage time as he beats Szczęsny from just past the halfway line!!!🔵 #THFC 3-2 #JUVE ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/R12s0Hm1KT— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 21, 2019Imagine scoring a goal like this to give Piemonte Calcio their first ever loss. Take a bow Harry Kane 🙌 pic.twitter.com/A5dphqkWPO— Kurt (@Kurt0411Fifa) July 21, 2019Harry Kane lobbing Szcesny from the halfway line in the last minute of the game. Inject it 💉💉💉 #COYS #THFC pic.twitter.com/Qwa6qF69uk— COYS.com (@COYS_com) July 21, 2019#thfc Wow – it’s only preseason but Harry Kane has just scored an absolute belter in the 90th minute, lobbing Szczesny from the halfway line.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July 21, 2019 HARRY KANE SCORES THE WINNER FROM THE HALFWAY LINE! 😱 pic.twitter.com/zDLgGyoLGN— ESPN (@espn) July 21, 2019SN EXCLUSIVE:Gio Reyna says facing Liverpool in first Dortmund start “a really good opportunity” Take a bow, Harry Kane. In the 93rd minute of a preseason friendly between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus FC in Singapore, Kane one-timed a ball from midfield over Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and into the back of the net.