The Flaming Lips is releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, due out next week on January 13th. The psychedelic rock band hasn’t released a full length album since their 2014 Beatles tribute, With A Little Help From My Fwends, and hasn’t released original music since The Terror in 2013. So the coming of Wayne Coyne and company’s new project is that much more exciting.They’ve released a few songs so far, the most recent of which hinted at collaborations with Miley Cyrus. The Flaming Lips appeared on her 2015 surprise album as her Dead Petz, and the music for the Lips’ new “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)” is extremely similar to Cyrus’s “The Floyd Song (Sunrise)” from their collaborative album. Today’s lyrical video confirms her contributions to the album with the newest release of “We a Famly”. Check it out: The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live,The Flaming Lips will hit the road in support of Oczy Mlody on March 3rd, hitting mid-sized concert clubs throughout the U.S. and Toronto. The tour runs from March 3rd to April 4th with fourteen dates total, and comes just a month after the band wraps up their run through Europe in the end of January. You can see the tour schedule posted below.Flaming Lips Tour Dates03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues03/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore03/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club03/08 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall03/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 503/13 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex03/14 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater03/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium03/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore03/31 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz04/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle04/03 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues04/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
A full after-school schedule may keep your kids occupied, but it’s not necessarily the healthiest option. It turns out kids need a little unstructured “play time” for healthy development as well. Research has shown that children can develop a lot of necessary skills, such as working with others and learning how to make decisions, through child-led or unstructured play time. “The worrisome thing we’re starting to see from research is that kids now have their lives so structured that they don’t know how to play independently,” said Diane Bales, a child development specialist with University of Georgia Extension. “Teachers are reporting things like kids (constantly) need adults to tell them what to do. The kind of creativity that comes from play leads to a lot of other abilities like creative problem solving. Children are more lacking in that when they haven’t had the opportunity to make decisions on their own.” Parents should pay attention to cues such as their child’s stress levels during the school year, Bales said. When kids go from school to T-ball practice to a youth group meeting and then to soccer camp all within a few hours’ time, the child doesn’t get the needed break. Bales likens it to an adult going to 12 consecutive workshop sessions without a break: you likely wouldn’t benefit much from the last three or four sessions. “One thing we all need to have, children and adults, is quiet time,” Bales said. “You need that quiet, unstructured time to really consolidate your learning before you’re able to learn something else new. Going from activity to activity without no break, no pause, does not give you the down time to make sense of it.” Parents today feel pressure to enroll their kids in as many activities as possible, Bales said, most of it out of good intentions of wanting to expose their children to a wide variety of options. Sometimes, there’s an element of competition involved, the ancient notion of wanting to “keep up with the Joneses.” Often, the result is a crammed schedule and an exhausted child (and parents). The key, Bales said, is to seek balance — a goal she noted is easier to set than to achieve. Structured activities are fine within reason, but make time for individual or group play dates where children get to decide what to play. When kids play, they get to make all the decisions themselves, Bales said, which is a valuable skill that they need to learn. “Things like solving a disagreement with a friend over what game they’re going to play is what prepares the brain to deal with bigger life stresses,” Bales said. “Kids who never deal with little stresses have a harder time when faced with the bigger ones.”
Port operator Hutchison Ports officially launched operations in the new port of Veracruz on July 1.The first operation of Hutchison Ports Internacional de Contenedores Asociados de Veracruz (ICAVE) within the modernization of the Port of Veracruz was undertaken with the visit by CMA CGM White Shark.Featuring a length of 294.12 meters, the Malta-flagged ship has a capacity of 5,095 TEUs.The vessel arrived to the terminal in the morning hours and unloaded the first of millions of containers that are expected to arrive at the new ICAVE Terminal.The port of Veracruz, considered as a millenary gateway to world diversity, gained strength with the latest upgrades, while the port operator said that the move was “a small step for Hutchison Ports ICAVE, but a great step for the Mexican Port System.”
Discussing the issue with Newstalk ZB’s Larry WilliamsAudio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/listen-on-demand/audio/9519469-bob-mccoskrie–song-threatens-to-kill-pm
Kick off at Ravenhill is at 7.45. Munster’s round 2 Champions Cup trip to Stade Francais, and Ulster’s clash away to Oyonnax were among the games called off in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. Meanwhile Ulster are in Champions Cup action this evening, playing host to Saracens in Pool 1. Iain Henderson is back for the first time since the World Cup after recovering from a hand injury, and he’ll earn his 50th provincial cap.
SAN DIEGO >> The Dodgers are in no rush to promote shortstop Corey Seager from Triple-A despite Jimmy Rollins’ recurring struggles at the plate.“We want to do everything we can to put Corey in position to be as good a Major League player as he can be,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Saturday.Seager’s initial six weeks in Oklahoma City have been a mix of good and bad.The 21-year-old had a .189 batting average and .268 on-base percentage in his first 10 games. In Seager’s next 15 games, those numbers rose to .400 and .426. In 12 games since, those numbers fell to .239 and .333. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Brandon League will return to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Monday and Tuesday to pitch in back-to-back games, something he hasn’t done since his rehab stint began June 7. From there, League said he will pitch in “one or two more (games) after that, I think in Oklahoma.”The veteran right-hander said he agreed to a 20-day rehab assignment with the intent of taking 17 days from the time of his first game. Since his first rehab game was June 7, that means League will return to the Dodgers on June 24. League said his fastball touched 93 mph on the radar gun in his most recent inning Friday, averaging 91. He’s throwing all of his pitches without pain. He also threw more than 20 pitches in the inning, the most he’s thrown since the assignment began. “That was a good test,” he said. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly noted that League didn’t have a full spring training and is essentially trying to get one in now. “Eventually we’d likely Brandon to be (able to pitch) multiple innings,” Mattingly said.AlsoFriedman said that the exact diagnosis of Triple-A pitcher Zach Lee remains a mystery. Lee has been meeting with specialists since he reported a tingling sensation in his fingers. He hasn’t pitched since May 24. … Imani Abdullah, the San Diego high school pitcher whom the Dodgers chose in the 11th round of the amateur draft Tuesday, visited the club at Petco Park. … Scott Van Slyke (back) doubled in his first plate appearance of his first rehab game with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. … Joel Peralta pitched threw 25 pitches in the game and faced four batters. He allowed a double, single and retired the next two hitters on fly balls. … Paco Rodriguez (elbow) is expected to join Rancho Cucamonga Monday; Brandon Beachy (elbow) will make it a quartet on Tuesday. … Pedro Baez (pectoral) isn’t expected to begin a rehab assignment for another six or seven days. Seager will need to find a steady groove before he’s called up.Rollins, meanwhile, saw his batting average dip below .200 for the first time since May 23. He entered the weekend with only seven hits in 12 June games.As a fielder, the Dodgers have no complaints about Rollins. Many advanced metrics place Rollins in the middle of the pack among major-league shortstops defensively, a significant upgrade over the last two seasons from Hanley Ramirez.“I think Jimmy’s going to hit for us too,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Average-wise, I think he’s going to end up better. Nothing really is bothering me about Jimmy. I’d love him to be hitting .330 but I’d like everybody to be doing that.”League has target date