first_imgSecretary of the Senate, Nanbolor SingbehWhile awaiting the Commercial Court’s judgment to establish if J. Nanborlor Singbeh, secretary of the Liberian Senate, misappropriated over a million dollars in equipment and materials belonging to a Czech Republic-based company, MHM Eko-Liberia, another lawsuit has been filed against Singbeh.The latest lawsuit filed before the Magisterial Court in Kakata, Margibi County, was brought by Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe, the widow of the late James Lorwoe, in which she claimed that Singbeh owed her and her five children US$20,000, equivalent to four years unpaid rental fees for fifty acres of undeveloped forest land that contained two large deposits of rocks around the Leiyea Mountain, situated at Seeke Town, District#4, Margibi County.Singbeh, according to the suit, entered into the agreement for a period of five years with an annual rental fee of US$5,000. In addition, the company was to pay Lorwoe a fee of US$1.00 for every ton of rocks sold.Singbeh is expected to appear before the court on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the precise hour of 2:00 p.m.MHM Eko Liberia and James Lorwoe entered into the five-year lease agreement that commenced on July 1, 2013 and was expected to have expired on June 30, 2018.Singbeh is the president and chairman of the board of directors of MHM Eko-Liberia, a company established in 2013 to engage in the production of crushed rocks.He also holds 30 percent of a total of 100 shares, while two Czech Republic nationals, Pavel Miloschewsky and Martin Miloschewsky, hold 35 percent each.Singbeh, then the chairman of the company, was the liaison between the family and the company.But, Mrs. Lorwoe, in her suit against Singbeh, claimed that before the death of her husband, Singbeh, on November 11, 2013 paid US$5,000 for the first year as lease of their forest land in the county.Few days after the payment of US$5,000 for the first year, James Lorwoe got sick and later was pronounced dead.It was when the Probate Court, in Margibi County issued Mrs. Gartee Lorwoe a letter of administration, giving her the legal power to administer the Intestate Estate of the Late James Lorwoe.A copy of the lease agreement, obtained by the Daily Observer, claimed that in the case of a sublease, the MHM Eko-Liberia shall be required to pay the Lorwoe 25% of the difference between the rent covered by the said lease agreement and the sub-lease agreement with a third party.MHM Eko-Liberia, shall also be solely responsible to pay all taxes levied assessed against the property as provided by law during the period covered by the agreement and any other extension.After the first payment of US$5,000, since the death of Mr. Lorwoe and up to present, the suit claimed, Singbeh has persistently refused to pay the lease rental for the period of four years in the amount of US$20,000, despite the expiration of the lease agreement.Mrs. Lorwoe claims that, not being able to pay her US$20,000, Singbeh has been taking away equipment and materials belonging to the company, ofor which she has asked the court to place a stay order against Singbeh pending the outcome of her suit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img John Stones 1 Young, English and talented are three things that are hard to come by at the moment in the Premier League, especially without paying a substantial premium.This is something Manchester City and Manchester United have both found out in the past two years, spending £49m and £30m for Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw respectively.Now Chelsea are finding out how difficult it is to secure a player of this ilk with their so far fruitless attempts to sign Everton’s John Stones.The 21-year-old has been touted as a future England captain having already established himself as a regular in Roy Hodgson’s squad. After being told twice by Everton that Stones is not for sale, reports have emerged that the two Manchester clubs have joined the chase.talkSPORT evaluates each of Stones’ options to help him decide the next stage of his career.ChelseaJoining Chelsea would provide Stones with the best possible education on how to become a world-class defender. Jose Mourinho is well-known as a coach who likes to build from back to front with an established centre-half partnership at the heart of his teams. Stones would be learning from one of the best defenders the Premier League has seen in John Terry – as well as developing an understanding with Gary Cahill, which could only benefit England in the long-term.However, because of Chelsea’s solidarity at the back, it would be difficult for Stones to dislodge either Cahill or Terry as a starter and would therefore have to expect a substantial amount of time on the bench. He would get plenty of chances in the League Cup and as a part of squad rotation but would have to sacrifice Premier League experience for watching and learning. He would more than likely be a signing for the future.Manchester CityManchester City have an opening at centre-back after the less than convincing displays from £32m signing Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis. City would see Stones as a signing for now rather than for the future, which would certainly give him the playing time he craves. He would form a formidable partnership with captain Vincent Kompany and shoulder a great deal of responsibility.City are not afraid to splash out on defenders but, as Mangala will profess to, they have short patience if you are not performing. Stones would find himself under pressure to be the player he promises to be immediately and would have less time to develop. There is also the threat of following exciting talents like Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair, whose careers stalled while warming the bench at the Etihad.Manchester United As would be the case at their city rivals, Manchester United would be able to give Stones the minutes in the Premier League that Chelsea would not. Also, he would be part of a team in transition and, as United aren’t at the moment expected to mount a serious title challenge, would perhaps not have the same level of pressure on him as he would at City. Louis van Gaal is a strong advocate of starting with a ball-playing centre-back, as Stones is, and would therefore likely build his defence around the Everton man.United do not have a settled back four at the moment and should Stones sign, he would be walking into a team full of uncertainty. Every member of the Stretford End would give you a different combination of players to marshal the backline and it looks as though this season the defence will again be a work in process. Moreover, the club have no senior defenders and there would be no one for Stones to learn from, such as a Terry or a Kompany.EvertonEverton are refusing to sell their hottest prospect and, unless a substantial sum is offered, will probably keep hold of him. At 21, Stones is hardly in a rush to develop and has already evolved so much as a defender in the two seasons he has spent in the Toffees’ first team. At Everton he will be given the time and space to grow while gaining Premier League experience – a combination of things he would not get anywhere else.There is a glass ceiling at Everton though, and he will have to leave to further himself at some point, be it this season or another. To learn from the best and challenge himself against the best in the Champions League, it is likely that Everton can only hold on to him for so long.VerdictOf the three clubs chasing his signature, Chelsea would be the obvious choice for Stones. He would be working under a defensively minded coach and alongside the Premier League’s strongest partnership. It is unclear how long Terry has left at Chelsea and it would be a wise move from Stones to learn from him while he can. However, he would need to be guaranteed game-time at Stamford Bridge and if he cannot be assured of this then Goodison Park is as good as any place to continue to learn his trade.last_img read more

first_imgWe often hear exciting news about ‘habitable planets’ that might have life, or at least the ‘building blocks of life.’ Are these reports based on sound thinking about the requirements?I am constantly amused by the ongoing vigorous efforts to find some sort of life at places other than the earth. Daily I see conjectures about microbes in deep oceans in the Saturnian moons Titan or Enceladus (e.g., Space.com, July 5th). Excited reporters announce organic compounds on Mars. On and on it goes.Let me approach this from two angles: how does life originate? And what are the requirements for life to survive, advance and propagate?Requirements for Assembling and Jump-Starting LifeIf life starts from some sort of single cell, how could that cell form, and how could it get life? Even the simplest cell is an indescribably complex object, like a factory. It is suggested that a cell, over the course of extremely long time frames, could just “come together” from ‘building blocks of life’ in some sort of primordial soup – a liquid containing a host of organic compounds. Is that reasonable?A cell consists of a number of indispensable parts. It needs a membrane to contain the internal parts and to gather nutrients and expel waste products. It needs a genetic code which controls the operations of the cell. It needs enzymes and proteins to move and control operations. These are at the very least crucial elements. Each constituent element consists of thousands of molecules all attached to each other properly. How could millions upon trillions of atoms slam together, attach at the right places and orientation, and create all these structures, all at one time?And, if they did, what jump-starts this process which we call life? Life implies that all these mechanisms start working, producing energy, metabolizing, growing, taking in nutrients, expelling waste products. The accidental production of a complex cell would be an outstanding miracle, but starting it operating is even a greater miracle. We can consider two cells—identical in structure and composition—one alive and one that died. What was lost to cause the second cell to die? Why can’t it jump-start again? It does not happen.Requirements for ViabilityBut putting this aside, imagining that somehow a live cell came together somewhere in the universe, what conditions are necessary to allow it to survive, to propagate, and to expand its functions further (i.e., to evolve)? We can examine the one case we know about, and that is spacecraft earth. We know a great deal about the earth, and know many features, conditions, and elemental substances available to allow life.In searching for life elsewhere, it is necessary to identify all the enabling conditions and raw materials required, before jumping to the conclusion that just because some organic molecules are found, that life must exist there.In their search, astrobiologists start looking for and hypothesizing about simple microbial organisms. SETI researchers are dedicated to looking for higher (intelligent) forms of life. What conditions and substances must be there for life to exist? To answer that question, we can ask: what about the earth do we know to be essential for life to exist? And not just a few of these conditions, but ALL of them must be present simultaneously.The book is available from CMI in print and e-book formats. Click for information.David Coppedge and I spend a good part of a chapter of our book Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers, examining the earth and identifying necessary features. I agree with most astrobiologists that life needs to be carbon-based to have all the different organic molecules and compounds available for life forms. We know of no other element that has all the features and versatility that carbon has. Some have suggested a silicon-based ecology, but although there are some silicon compounds that duplicate the carbon ones, the selection is very limited. Carbon has literally millions of compounds available.Many carbon compounds, however, are fragile, susceptible to damage from heat, cold, energetic particles, ultraviolet light, chemical attacks, etc. This is particularly true of organic compounds in life forms, particularly DNA. So considerations of the survival of life forms centers on protections against damaging forces. The other main consideration is the availability of beneficial compounds and chemicals to allow and promote growth. A number of carbon atoms are needed to form proteins, amino acids, esters, alcohols, enzymes,  fats, carbohydrates, and so on. To interact in the ways we see in cells, they need a solvent. I also agree with astrobiologists that water is the best candidate for a solvent—which means that a habitable planet must at least have liquid water.Requirements for HabitabilityA planet would need to have an abundance of the elements required for carbon-based life, not just carbon itself. And those elements must be available at the surface, or in the proposed oceans under the ice that scientists believe exist at Europa and Enceladus. For the required elements and molecules to be available, though, numerous other factors would also have to be satisfied. Some scientists think that just having water and heat is enough, with some organic molecules mixed in.Many people have heard of a “habitable zone” around a star where liquid water can exist. As we show in the book, that’s just one of the factors in the “cosmic lottery” that life has to win. The Earth, of course, won that lottery. But more thinking about habitable zones has added further requirements. From the literature of astrobiology, we can identify ten or more other “zones” required for habitability, in addition to circumstellar distance. We list these in the book: Galactic Habitable Zone:  the solar system must be localized in a narrow band within the galaxy. Continuously Habitable Zone:  the habitable zone must not vary significantly.Temporal Habitable Zone:  the habitable zone must last long enough for life to persist.Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone:  the planet’s chemistry and heat transfer mechanisms must permit liquid water to persist.Ultraviolet Habitable Zone:  the planet must filter out ionizing radiation from its star.Tidal Habitable Zone:  the star must not tidally “lock” its habitable planet to force one hemisphere to always face the star (this rules out most stars).Obliquity Habitable Zone:  the star must not “erase” its habitable planet’s tilt through tidal forces. (While not eliminating the possibility of life, a planet without a tilt would have no seasons, drastically reducing its habitable surface area.)Eccentricity Habitable Zone:  the planet must have a nearly circular orbit so that it stays in the proper place in the zone.Stellar Chemistry Habitable Zone:  the star must have the right chemical composition to remain quiet and well-behaved. A G2 main-sequence star like our sun is ideal.Stellar Wind Habitable Zone:  the star must not be given to extreme “space weather” that might strip off a habitable planet’s atmosphere.Inhabited Zone:  recently, two astrobiologists suggested that to be habitable, a planet needs inhabitants!  “…there is a growing amount of evidence supporting the idea that our Planet will not be the same if we remove every single form of life from its surface,” a news report said.A planetary scientist at the University of Arizona said, “Habitability is very difficult to quantify because it depends on a huge number of variables, some of which we have yet to identify.” It’s likely, therefore, that this is only a partial list.Requirements Are Not EnoughAs we show in the book, when you use reasonable probability estimates of 1 in 10 for each factor to calculate how many planets might meet all the requirements, the result is less than one! Obviously there is one, which we are living on right now. But is it reasonable to think the universe is filled with other planets as ‘lucky’ as the earth? I think not.Another planet could meet all these requirements, though, and still be lifeless. What physical process could organize the ingredients into cells? And what force could endow the cells with life? And could we expect undirected evolution to once again bring about anything on the level of the beauty and complexity of life we find here on Spacecraft Earth?  I maintain that it could not have happened once by accidental means here, much less than a second time elsewhere.My conclusion:  there are a lot of wishful thinkers out there who have not thought this through. And there is a lot of money being poured into a life search against all odds.Dr Henry Richter, manager of Explorer 1 (America’s first satellite) at JPL in 1958, is a contributing science writer to Creation-Evolution Headlines. Dr Richter was a key player at NASA/JPL in the early days of the American space program. With a PhD in Chemistry, Physics and Electrical Engineering from Caltech, Dr Richter brings a perspective about science with the wisdom of years of personal involvement. His book America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites (2015), chronicles the beginnings of the space program based on his own records and careful research into rare NASA documents, providing unequaled glimpses into events and personnel in the early days of rocketry that only an insider can give. His second book, Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers was printed by CMI in November, 2017. For more about Dr Richter and a list of his articles, see his Author Profile.(Visited 482 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img13 November 2006The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with Korean state institution KRIBB to form the South Africa-Korea Biotechnology Research Centre, to be based at the CSIR in Pretoria.The centre will promote collaborative research projects and training within a joint biotechnology research centre.CSIR CEO Sibusiso Sibisi and KRIBB president Sang ki Rhee signed a memorandum of understanding in Pretoria on 3 November, establishing the partnership for an initial five-year period.According to the CSIR, the Korean organisation will provide the starting capital needed to establish a joint biotechnology research laboratory and facilities, while the CSIR will provide basic infrastructure, laboratory space and the necessary facilities.“The collaboration will in due course receive public and private funding,” the CSIR said in a statement.CSIR biosciences executive director Gatsha Mazithulela said the partnership reflected the strength of the CSIR’s biosciences research. “The challenge is maintain and grow our capabilities to keep up with the fast-changing biotechnology environment,” Mazithulela said.Also speaking at the signing ceremony, Rhee said he was confident that the agreement would enhance the development and prosperity of South Africa and Korea.“As KRIBB, we will also do our best to facilitate this cooperation so that researchers will be encouraged to achieve excellency in research and lead advancement in the biotechnology field,” Rhee said.KRIBB’s key areas of research and development are bio-pharmaceuticals, bio-nanotechnology, bio-materials and bio-informatics.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgThe bypolls for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland and an Assembly seat in Meghalaya saw a high turnout of voters on Monday. At least 75% of 11,97,436 voters in Nagaland and 90.42% of 24,181 voters in Meghalaya’s Ampati seat cast their votes.Voting in Nagaland was peaceful barring a mob attack on the 13-Kubza polling station in Mokokchung district. “Seven persons were arrested after a large mob overpowered the polling personnel and vandalised the polling booth. Re-polling will be needed there,” the State’s chief electoral officer Abhijit Sinha said.“The final polling figure will be known tomorrow [Tuesday] morning after reports from remote areas come in. As of now, we recorded 75% polling,” he added.The Nagaland LS seat fell vacant in February after Neiphiu Rio resigned to contest the Assembly election as a candidate of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which formed an alliance with the BJP. He is now the Chief Minister. The contest for the Nagaland LS seat is between NDPP candidate Tokheho Yepthomi and C. Apok Jamir of the Naga People’s Front, a former BJP ally now backed by long-time rival Congress.The bypoll for Ampati was necessitated by former Chief Minister Mukul M Sangma, who had won from two seats, vacating it and retaining the Songsak seat. His daughter Miani D Shira hopes to retain the seat for the Congress.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Goa tourism minister Dilip Parulekar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared before the Mapusa Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Shantashri Kudchadkar in the Serula Comunidade cheating and land grab case. Mr. Parulekar and the two other accused — Peter Martins, the then attorney of Comunidade of Serula, and Irene Sequeira, then administrator of Comunidade of Bardez were released on a surety and bond of ₹10000, with the case adjourned to September 4.Comunidade is a village land commune inherited by Goa, an erstwhile Portuguese colony.Justice C.V. Bhadang of the Bombay High Court on June 22 had directed the trio to face trial for offences under Sections 119, 120, 420 read with 120-B of the Indian Penal Code.On a petition filed by Advocate Aires Rodrigues, the Mapusa JMFC on January 16, 2014 had directed the Porvorim Police in north Goa to register an FIR against Mr. Parulekar, Mr. Martins and Ms. Sequeira for the same.Mr. Rodrigues in his complaint had said that a prime land at Porvorim near here was given away to Mr. Parulekar without any auction and without following the procedure under the Code of Comunidade and that the whole intention was to fraudulently facilitate the doling out of prime Comunidade land to the then Minister.last_img read more

first_imgThe 34-year-old woman, who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape and extortion, was attacked last week (Saturday) by two people riding a sports bike, while she was taking a morning walk. It has emerged that the attack was masterminded by her lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan, the police told The Times of India.A case was registered against two unidentified people under section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and other relevant sections. According to the complaint, the pillion rider on the sports bike slashed the victim’s hand with a sharp object. He also threatened her of an acid attack, following which he threw a sheet of paper on the road and asked the victim to read it.The attackers all of whom are students were identified as brothers Zishan Ansari (23) and Altamash (22), Jithin Santosh Kurian (22) and Arafat Ahmed Ali (21). The police told the publication that Ali is a distant relative of the victim’s lawyer and during the interrogation confessed that he had “assigned them the task of threatening his client for money.”The police is looking for the lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan and an accomplice.A police officer told The Times of India, “The motive behind the attack will be clear only after the lawyer is arrested. The lawyer’s name cropped up after one of the four arrested men said that it was the lawyer who had discussed the attack with them and paid them some money. The planning was done four-five days before the attack. The attackers were given a proper daily schedule of the victim’s morning walk. Accordingly, Zishan, who is doing his BCom, and his brother Altamash, who is pursuing BMM, planned the attack while Ali rode the two-wheeler belonging to Zishan and Kurian slashed at the victim’s arm before he threw the paper scribbled with the words Take The Case Back’. He also showed her a bottle threatening to attack her with acid.”advertisementOberoi was arrested on May 6 and was sent to 14 days of judicial custody by an Andheri court. An FIR was registered against him under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code. According to the FIR, the actor allegedly raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her.The FIR also stated that Oberoi not only raped the woman and filmed the act but also demanded money from the victim and threatened to release the video if she did not pay the requisite sum.Also read | Karan Oberoi rape case: Victim attacked in Mumbailast_img read more

first_imgThe Safeway Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have teamed up to develop a print, radio and digital public service announcement featuring actress and SU2C Ambassador Marcia Cross.The PSA is designed to increase awareness for the fight against prostate cancer.Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States and currently affects more than two million American men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.Debuting this June, the public service campaign coincides with Safeway’s annual in-store Prostate Cancer Awareness fundraiser, providing customers with multiple opportunities to give at more than 1,400 Safeway stores across the United States. The public service campaign will continue through the month, which includes the national observance of Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16.Marcia Cross Helps Raise Awareness and Funds in the Fight against Prostate CancerAt the center of the public service campaign is a limited edition, reusable shopping bag, embossed with the words, “It starts with a wish; it can end with a cure.” The bag will be available for purchase at all Safeway banner stores, including Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Dominick’s, and Carrs stores, as well as online at safewayfoundation.org.Proceeds will support accelerated prostate cancer research. Additionally, Safeway shoppers will have a chance to make a separate donation at check-out.Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Marcia Cross is best known for her roles on the award-winning series Desperate Housewives and the original Melrose Place.“I’ve seen too many men in my life affected by cancer,” said Cross. “I am proud to be a part of the effort to support important cancer research that can save lives. My hope is that we can help increase survivorship among men affected by prostate cancer.”“We are thrilled to collaborate with our friends at Stand Up To Cancer and Marcia Cross to further increase awareness of prostate cancer,” said Larree Renda, Chair of The Safeway Foundation. “Stand Up To Cancer’s scientists are taking cancer research to the next level and we are committed to helping them in their effort to make meaningful advances in patient care.”The collaborative campaign represents a continued dedication to prostate cancer research and awareness for both The Safeway Foundation and SU2C.The Safeway Foundation’s donation to SU2C helps fund two Dream Teams focused on prostate cancer. The first team’s project, titled “Precision Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer,” is led by Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., S.P. Hicks endowed professor of pathology and professor of urology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Charles L. Sawyers, M.D., chairman of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.The second Dream Team project, titled “Targeting Adaptive Pathways in Metastatic Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer,” is led by Eric J. Small, M.D., professor of medicine and urology and chief of the division of hematology and oncology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Owen N. Witte, M.D., distinguished professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and distinguished professor of molecular and medical pharmacology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. In total, these two teams have 109 scientists at 22 institutions.To date, Safeway and The Safeway Foundation have raised $84.5 million for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. Those donations, provided by Safeway’s generous customers, have helped fund 1,600 prostate cancer research projects providing hope for treatment and cures.Since 2008, the Prostate Cancer Foundation has funded nearly 100 cancer investigators (in 7 countries and 44 cancer centers) whose innovative research ideas are accelerating discovery and progress.New advances in early detection funded by The Safeway Foundation include a urine test to detect a unique piece of DNA found only in prostate cancer cells that can now be detected. This test has the potential to catch prostate cancer many years earlier than it has typically been detected in the past. Together with a PSA test and a checkup, it will help doctors determine who has prostate cancer and thus prevent patients from undergoing unnecessary biopsies.“We’re profoundly grateful to Marcia Cross and the Safeway Foundation for helping us spur more important conversations about prostate cancer, and for making it so easy for the public to support research that will lead to newer, more effective therapies,” said Lisa Paulsen, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).For more information on the campaign, visit safewayfoundation.org or standup2cancer.org.Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to hasten the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C marshals the resources of the media and entertainment industries in the fight against this disease. Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Talk Show Host, Journalist and well-known Cancer Advocate Katie Couric; Sherry Lansing, Chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Board of Directors and Founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation.SU2C’s “Dream Team” approach to funding translational cancer research enables scientists from different disciplines at research centers across the country and internationally to collaborate on projects geared toward getting new, less toxic treatments to patients as quickly as possible. Monies also support innovative cancer research projects that are often deemed “too risky” by conventional funding sources. One hundred and one institutions are currently involved. As SU2C’s scientific collaborator, the American Association for Cancer Research, led by a prestigious SU2C Scientific Advisory Committee, provides scientific oversight, expert review of the research projects and grants administration.last_img read more

first_imgPFI Western Store and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) are excited to welcome back the PFI/PBR Party in the Parking Lot concert on Thursday, September 3rd starring Thomas Rhett.The concert kicks off PBR Week when the Built Ford Tough Series returns to JQH Arena, September 11-13, with the PFI Western Invitational, presented by Bass Pro Shops.Rhett’s debut album “It Goes Like This” earned him a nomination for the ACM “New Artist of the Year” that had two consecutive Platinum-certified No. 1 hits, including a three-week run with “It Goes Like This.” His new single, “Make Me Wanna” also topped Billboard’s list of Best Country Songs of 2014. The same project produced the platinum-certified No. 1 smash “Get Me Some Of That,” as well at two Top 15 hits, “Beer With Jesus” and “Something To Do With My Hands.”General admission tickets are $30 and standing pit tickets are $40. They’re on sale now at O’Reilly Auto Parts, PFI Western Store or online here. A portion of the proceeds from Party in the Parking Lot will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, a local 501c3 that provides resources and support for local individuals and families impacted by breast cancer. Another portion of the proceeds benefits The Rider Relief Fund. This 501c3 charity provides financial assistance to athletes of all ages that have been injured in the competitive sport of bull riding.Concert Information:-Five great performers lined up and ready to entertain: Lindsey Highlander, Jason Pritchett, Tucker Beathard, Members Only, and, of course Thomas Rhett.-Gates will open at 4:00 pm. No sooner.-First artist takes the Cooper Tires Stage at 5:30pm.-Coors Light Party Trailers will be On-Site so come thirsty.-Chairs will be provided only in general admission. All Pit admission is standing room only.-Concessions will be available from Hardee’s, Ozark Empire Fair and PriceCutter so come hungry. No coolers or outside food or drink will be allowed.-Party in the Parking Lot performers will play rain or shine.-Kids two years old and younger will be free and will sit on a parent’s lap. Strollers will not be allowed.last_img read more