John Butler Trio will return to North America when the band embarks on a 21-date tour later this year. The Australian rockers last visited this side of the world when they played their first North American tour in more than two years during the summer of 2017.John Butler Trio will kick off their outing on June 7th with a show at Crossroads KC in Kansas City. The group will then play a number of gigs out west and in Canada before swinging through parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the course of the next six weeks. Among those dates will be a stop at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 10th that will include support from Australian “one woman band” Tash Sultana. Fellow Australians Mama Kin Spender will also open for John Butler Trio for the duration of their North American tour.Jonh Butler Trio’s most recent album, Flesh & Blood, was released in early 2014. The band hasn’t revealed any details for their long-awaited seventh LP, but they have announced their plans to debut some songs from the forthcoming release when they tour Australia in March.Pre-sale tickets for John Butler Trio’s 2018 North American tour will be available on February 7th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 2nd.John Butler Trio North American Tour Datesall dates with special guest Mama Kin SpenderJune 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KCJune 8 – Papillion, NE @ Sumtur AmphitheaterJune 9 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater*June 10 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^June 13 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum TheaterJune 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van BurenJune 15 – West Hollywood, CA @ TroubadourJune 16 – San Diego, CA @ House of BluesJune 18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ GranadaJune 19 – Sacramento, CA @ The CrestJune 21 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 22 – Portland, OR @ The Crystal BallroomJune 27 – Vancouver, Canada @The OrpheumJune 29 – Edmonton, Canada @ Winspear CentreJuly 3 – Fargo, ND @ Fargo TheatreJuly 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The PageantJuly 8 – Cleveland, OH @ House of BluesJuly 11- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn BowlJuly 12 – Albany, NY @ The EggJuly 13 – Portland, ME @ State TheatreJuly 14 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Ballroom*John Butler Trio only^with special guest Tash Sultana
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A four-year effort to modernize the International Space Station’s power grid is finally complete. A pair of NASA astronauts installed the last battery during a spacewalk Monday, and the unit checked out well. It was the second spacewalk in five days for Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover. Over the weekend, flight controllers in Houston used the station’s big robot arm to replace the last batch of old batteries with a new, more powerful one. Hopkins and Glover quickly put the finishing touches on this newest lithium-ion battery. Their work completes a series of spacewalks that began in 2017.
In light of the release of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results, it was evident that there was a gender gap with a greater number of females placing in the top one per cent of the country compared to the number of males.Education Minister Nicolette HenryOut of the 174 students who placed in the top one per cent, 104 were female, while 70 were male.The gender gap is an issue which Guyana has seen for a number of years as it relates to academic performances. At the announcement of the results last week, these numbers were addressed by Education Minister Nicolette Henry, who explained that there was approximately the same number of males and females at the primary level.However, the ratio is disrupted at the secondary level, where the number of males is reduced by half.Top student Naila RahamanShe stated, “At the primary level and nursery level, we have ratio of 1:1 of boys and girls. By the time they write CXC, we have two girls to every one boy. So, somewhere along the continuum, we’re losing them. That is data and enough reason for us to act.”She noted that male underachievement at these examinations required “strategic” intervention and hence, a symposium was organised last week by the Ministry in collaboration with the University of Guyana (UG); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Caricom to begin work on bridging the gender divide.“These issues require evidence-based, scientific and proven strategies to address and, therefore, we’re bringing the experts. We have people who are from the international community, the regional community, our academic community, and other communities.”The NGSA results were announced on Thursday last with the top performer being Nalia Rahaman of Westfield Prep, who secured a perfect score of 529 marks.