The band has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $12,000 needed to fulfill their vision for their new record. As Hayley Jane and company explain in the video on the campaign’s page, Gasoline was completed on a very tight schedule with limited funds, and they are hoping to be able to give their new release the time, effort, and resources it deserves in order to make a high-quality, professional product. With Turkuaz‘s Craig Brodhead handling producing duties, the group plans to head to Syracuse, NY’s More Sound Recording Studios this August to track the as of yet untitled new album.The band is offering an array of fun prizes for different donation levels, including free digital downloads, signed physical copies of both the new album and Gasoline, tickets to an upcoming show of your choice, Primates merch, personal mentions in the “Thank You” section of the new album’s liner notes, personalized thank you songs and videos from the band, an original song about you or a loved one, and even a full live performance at your home!For all the info on the different donation/prize levels, and to donate to the project, visit Hayley Jane and the Primates’ Kickstarter Page.Be sure not to miss Hayley Jane and the Primates when they hit the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, July 6th! With Elise Testone and Hayley Jane on the same lineup, you know it’s going to be a party! Tickets are available here. Since the release of their last record, Gasoline, in 2014, Boston-based festival circuit favorites Hayley Jane and the Primates have brought their signature brand of genre-blending, vaudevillian story-centered live shows to audiences all over the country. Now, the band is ready to take their road-tested material to the studio, and they are reaching out to their ever-growing fan base to help fund the project.
Press Association West Ham manager Sam Allardyce revealed ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League meeting between the two clubs at Upton Park that the Hammers scouted Bony in 2013 when he was in prolific form at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem. But Allardyce said he passed up the opportunity as he made the loan signing of Andy Carroll from Liverpool into a permanent £15million transfer and the finances were not available to sign both strikers with other team strengthening required. Swansea manager Garry Monk has suggested West Ham’s failure to land his top goalscorer Wilfried Bony was a sign they did not want him enough. “I look at what Wilf does for us and they will concentrate on what Andy Carroll does for them. “We managed to sign Wilfried and we’ve done a lot of development with him as far as the team is concerned. “He plays to our strengths, the team to play to his strengths and it obviously works for Wilfried and Swansea City.” Swansea’s 2-0 home win over QPR in midweek took them into seventh spot, two places and two points worse off than West Ham, who have enjoyed back-to-back victories over Newcastle and West Brom in the past week. “West Ham have done incredibly well, they’ve been up there from the very start and pushing all the way,” Monk said. “They’re a very good team with good quality throughout their squad and I’ve watched a lot of them this season. “Credit to the manager and club when you consider the noises coming out of there last season. Sam has done an exceptional job there. “They have tweaked a few things and do possibly try to play a bit more football. “But they can play direct as well with Andy Carroll and they’ve got a mixture of both.” Ivory Coast international Bony has since scored 31 times for Swansea to draw admiring glances from some of the biggest clubs in England, while the injury-hit Carroll has netted just twice for West Ham in that time. “It’s the first I’ve heard of it, but if that’s what they were doing they didn’t really want him enough,” Monk said responding to Allardyce’s comment at his pre-match press conference. “We obviously pursued Wilfried, he’s committed to us, we’re committed to him and the rest is history. “I’m sure every club could say they were looking at this player or that player, but at the end of the day he’s a Swansea player and we are very grateful for that. He’s proving what a good signing he is. “I’m not sure how far the (West Ham) discussions were down the line with Bony but for me they’re two different types of players. “They’ve got different strengths and they’re two very good players, and I think you’ll see in games this season what they can offer both teams.” Despite the far superior goals record of Bony – who Swansea signed for a club record £12million in the summer of 2013 – to England striker Carroll, Monk refused to be drawn into a debate about who is the better player. “I don’t look at who is the better player,” Monk said.
Pipes being replaced at Sheriff StreetThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has commenced activities to update its archaic pipe network in Central Georgetown in order to meet the service demand of the population.For many months, there has been talks by officials of the utility company about the need for works on the outdated pipelines, which cannot support water at high pressures, resulting in constant ruptures. The iron pipes have also released sediments into the water, compromising the water composition.Presently, the cast iron and asbestos cement pipes are being replaced by Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) which has a higher resistance to encrustation. After these works are completed, persons will be subjected to better services.“The cast iron and asbestos cement pipes which are being replaced have become encrusted over decades and have exceeded their lifespan. Many of the pipelines are over 100 years old, and due to this, there is also a high iron content being released, thereby compromising water quality. They are being replaced with Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes which present a much lesser chance of encrustation,” the company stated.According to the utility company, some 500 metres of pipes were replaced at Sheriff Street and the East Coast Demerara Public Road to Alexander Village. A section of James Street was also addressed and a new phase will commence next month to finish the remainder of the roadway and adjoining streets.Albouystown is also on the agenda, having displayed signs of tuberculation, which is a development of corrosion on the inside of iron pipes.Apart from the aged network, new transmission and distribution mains were installed in a number of areas between Lamaha and Vlissengen Road. They are working to replace the transmission mains at Church Street, with the installation of 2000 metres of water channels.However, when works are in progress, there will be a reduced level of service. It was indicated that new pipes will be placed closer to fences for easy accessibility for future repairs. For this, the Geographic Information System (GIS) will be used to map gate valves and all pipelines for location information.Citizens were warned that the integrity of the water quality can be compromised following the completion of this operation, since excavation will provide a medium for contaminants to enter the watercourse. To rid this issue, the pipelines will be flushed along with the shock chlorination process. This entails filling the lines with a high dosage of a chlorinated solution and leaving it for up to one day. The solution is flushed until one milligram per litre chlorine residual is achieved.Last year, Managing Director of GWI, Dr Richard Van West-Charles addressed the situation where there are frequent ruptures in the archaic water system, stating that there is the possibility where the pressures can be raised during emergencies. However, this causes leaks and blowouts along the larger transmission lines.“It takes time and also it costs because it’s an aged network. We are going to be seeing a greater frequency of leaks but we are prepared to arrest them as we find them.”