This Saturday, July 1st, during Dead & Company‘s tour closer at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field, a pair of special one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitars will be auctioned off to benefit a variety of charitable foundations hand-selected by members of the band. The auctions are part of the “Participation Row” social action “village” the band brings to each tour stop, co-organized by music-oriented voter registration non-profit HeadCount and environmental group REVERB. Both guitars are Premier Weir SS models, which Bob Weir and D’Angelico designed and developed together, and each one is signed by all six members of Dead & Company (Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti). They are expected to net tens of thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of dollars for charity.Dead & Co Surprises Fans With Free Webcast Of Beautiful Blossom Show [Full Show Pro-Shot]The first guitar being auctioned off may look familiar to those who have caught the band live this summer: it has been displayed (and available to bid on) at Participation Row at each stop throughout the 2017 summer tour, and already has received bids of nearly $50K. The second guitar will feature a special design to specifically commemorate the Wrigley Field run. Bids will be accepted at “Participation Row” at Wrigley Field throughout Friday night’s show and through the first set of Saturday’s tour finale. The winners will be determined at set break on Saturday night. You can see pictures of both the Summer Tour 2017 D’Angelico Premier Weir SS and its Wriglet Field counterpart in all their glory below:On this summer’s Dead & Company tour, three D’Angelico guitar auctions (of Fenway Park, Shoreline Amphitheatre, and Folsom Field variations of the special edition design) have already generated $70,000 for the band’s various charities, which include HeadCount and REVERB as well as The Rex Foundation, The Jerry Garcia Foundation, The National Parks Conservation Association, Positive Legacy, the Hawai’i Alliance for Progressive Action and the Veterans Health and Integration Program. Nightly signed poster auctions this tour have also generated an additional $25,000 toward the various charities involved in the “Participation Row” efforts. By the time the band takes the stage for the last time this summer, the total charitable contribution could easily surpass $250,000.HeadCount Co-Founders Marc Brownstein & Andy Bernstein Discuss Effecting Change, One Show At A TimeHeadCount has ran several similar charitable guitar auctions for various events over the past few years. At 2015’s Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago, a D’Angelico guitar signed by members of the Grateful Dead was auctioned off for an eye-popping $526,000. Similar efforts on last summer’s Dead & Co tour netted over $160,000 in contributions. HeadCount also helped produce an event last month where Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar was sold for $1.6 million, generating a total of $3.2 million for the Southern Poverty Law Center after an anonymous donor match.Jerry Garcia Wolf Guitar Raises $3.2M For Charity While Joe Russo’s “Friends With Benefits” Rock Out On It [Photos/Videos]“Dead & Company and their fans are incredibly generous,” said HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein. “They’ve helped turn Participation Row into an active and loving home for all the various causes tied to this community.” Dead & Company concert attendees have also taken nearly 20,000 socially-conscious actions on “Participation Row” throughout the tour, including writing postcards to Congress, registering to vote, and taking quizzes about environmental impact. Any fan who takes three actions is rewarded with a limited edition Dead & Company pin from Participation Row sponsor Clean Energy Advisors. Fans also get a chance to win one more D’Angelico guitar signed by the band in a free drawing.
The naval rescue ship Nis Randers was previously owned by the German Maritime Rescue Service (DGzRS). It is 23,3 meters long and 5,5 meters wide, with a hull built of aluminum and a maximum speed of 19 knots. Rosenbauer is equipped with a water cannon for extinguishing fires with a capacity of 5000 liters per minute, and the ship comes with an auxiliary boat “Onkel Willi”, 6,9 meters long and 2,3 meters wide, which can move at a maximum speed of 17 knots. The purchase of the lifeboat is the company’s contribution to the local community, and will contribute to safety on the high seas, facilitate the work of local emergency services and improve the tourist offer of Kvarner. The company Liburnia Riviera Hotels presented yesterday in Marina Admiral the naval rescue ship “Nis Randers” which will be used in the area of Opatija and the entire Kvarner. In addition, “Nis Randers” will contribute to the diversity and attractiveness of the tourist offer of this area because the boat will be available for tourist rental, offering all those interested in the experience of sailing and vacation on a lifeboat. “Only a week after we presented the investment in the renovation of the historic Opatija Hotel Kvarner, we are pleased to demonstrate for the first time what the naval rescue ship “Nis Randers” can do to reduce the consequences of danger on the high seas throughout Kvarner. In order to contribute to the local community, we plan to make this ship available to local emergency services and we hope that it will fully fulfill the purpose for which we procured it and significantly improve the safety on the high seas of this beautiful bay. “, said at today’s event Heimo Waldemar Hirn, CEO of Liburnia Riviera Hotel. Namely, the ship will be available to local emergency services and greatly assist them in reducing the consequences of danger on the high seas and thus improve safety in the entire Kvarner region. Following the recently unveiled renovation investment Hotel Kvarner worth 23,5 million euros and a long-term plan of additional investments in Opatija and Kvarner worth more than 100 million euros, the company Liburnia Riviera Hotels with the purchase of this ship emphasized its focus on investing not only in real estate and employees, but also in the local community.
The home at 5 Weir St, Moorooka, is up for sale.This triple gabled Queenslander has been like a revolving door for Rochelle Johnston’s family.The home at 5 Weir St, Moorooka, has been in and out of Mrs Johnston’s family since her grandfather built it in 1938. The lounge has ornate detailed ceilings.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020There are four bedrooms, the master featuring a walk-in wardrobe and its own sunroom.The spacious kitchen has had a modern facelift with a retro twist, keeping bevelled glass cabinets. The dining room at 5 Weir St, Moorooka.There is a separate dining and living area, along with a second sunroom.Mrs Johnston said the home evoked feelings of nostalgia.“I like to sit and read in the sunroom at the front,” she said.“I remember my grandmother sitting out there and catching the breeze coming down the hill.” This bedroom has a bench window nook.The home was a “central meeting point” when Mrs Johnston was growing up.“My grandmother was the head of the family,” she said.“We’d have a sleepover and it felt to me there was always enough space and beds to cater for 12 grandchildren.” The home has a modern bathroom.She said the house would best suit a family.“It would be great for a family who could love it like it is and maybe wants to do something to it down the track,” she said.“It would be wonderful for them to create memories like I did.” The modern kitchen has a retro twist.The home was sold after her grandmother died, and it was later purchased by her cousin.Again it was sold and bought back by Mrs Johnston and her husband, David, 15 years ago.“It is a bit sad to be moving on,” Mrs Johnston said.The family is downsizing as their children Samara, 18, and Will, 16, contemplate moving out.The property features gorgeous bay windows with bench seat nooks, polished timber floors, and ornate decorative ceilings.
Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your PocketRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Stay on target When it comes to Kickstarter campaigns for video games, we should all be a little skeptical since so many have either been canceled or not given backers what they wanted. With that said, not all gaming Kickstarters are doomed to fail. A new Kickstarter for a decidedly adorable game went up last week that has the potential to be a big hit for people who want to get away from games that have you blasting stuff away with a gun.Butt Sniffin Pugs (a game we got to check out at this year’s IndieCade) is a project by husband and wife team, Gabe and Michelle Telepak, and with lead developer, Theory Georgiou. It is inspired by games such as Animal Crossing, Kirby, and Neko Atsune: Kitty Collector. This butt sniffing simulator is meant to be one of the most inclusive games out there. Kids, parents and even those with disabilities can play and enjoy this title.Every dog is different and players will be able to create their own unique dog thanks to the canine creator. Right now, only small canine breeds can be customized. However, if the game meets some of its higher stretch goals, the devs want to make it possible for people to make any dog breed they like. The tools are already in place so it’s just a matter of funding at this point.As of the time of this writing, the game has earned $31,301 of its $60,000 goal. Tiers range from $20 to $1,500. This last tier comes with a mini pug trackball controller that is manufactured by IndieBox. As you saw from the video above, this is the best way to play the game. Those who don’t go all in with the last tier will still get plenty of goodies from the lesser tiers. These include t-shirts, stickers, a game guide, the original soundtrack, a pug plushie, and more.As I said before when it comes to backing a game on Kickstarter, one should be cautious and go in with the understanding that whatever game you back may not ever be released. Butt Sniffin Pugs could be another Kickstarter cautionary tale, but for now at least, it seems to have enough support that it should see the light of day eventually. If successful, expect Butt Sniffin Pugs on Mac, PC, and PS4.