April 20

News story: Scotland voted decisively in 2014 to remain part of the UK

first_imgMr Mundell said: Scotland voted decisively in 2014 to remain part of the UK. That decision should be respected. The public do not want another divisive independence referendum. We want to work with the Scottish Government to maximise the opportunities our exit from the European Union will bring. We should all put our energies into making sure we get the right deal for Scotland and the rest of the UK as we leave the EU.last_img

March 2

INTERVIEW: Jazz Is Phsh Drummer & Co-Founder Adam Chase Talks Upcoming Tour

first_imgThis week, Jazz Is Phsh announced a number of new tour dates, spanning from mid-June into the beginning of July. For those unfamiliar, the all-star jazz tribute to Phish was conceptualized and is fronted by brothers Adam and Matt Chase. The band has become a staple tribute act to the beloved Vermont quartet, reimagining classic Phish tunes in an jazzy, instrumental way while keeping each song’s original spirit grounded in improvisation at the forefront. Featuring a rotating crew of musicians, for Jazz Is Phsh’s upcoming tour, the Chase Brothers will be joined by teenage prodigy DOMi, Rob Compa of Dopapod, bass royalty Felix Pastorius, and members of Snarky Puppy and The Giant Country Horns.Live For Live Music had the chance to chat with Jazz Is Phsh drummer and co-founder Adam Chase to talk about the upcoming tour. Check out the conversation below!Live For Live Music: What’s your favorite thing about Jazz Is Phsh?Adam Chase: Hearing how musicians who are not familiar with the music of Phish interpret the tunes is a truly amazing thing, especially as a big Phish fan.“Carini” – Brooklyn Bowl – 2/16/2017[Video: JAZZ IS PHSH]L4LM: Is there something people might not know about the band?AC: The cool thing about Jazz Is Phsh is that you don’t have to know or even necessarily have to like the music of Phish to enjoy what we are doing with the tunes.L4LM: Has rearranging the music of Phish been hard to do?AC: Phish’s music is really fun to rearrange because the melodic content is so strong. It really lends itself to theme and variation. I think the main challenge is, for me personally, having preconceived notions about what Phish songs sound like, being that I’m a “phan.” But that’s also why I like bringing in musicians that are not necessarily familiar with Phish’s music.L4LM: We noticed a lot of the new arrangements you’ve done are getting further from the original versions. Where do you draw your inspiration for your arrangements?AC: A lot of the inspiration comes from the amazing musicians that we are fortunate to collaborate with. We also have been pulling a lot of inspiration from old jazz records, doing more mashups with jazz greats like Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Charles Mingus, and others.Mini-Doc On Jazz Is Phsh’s Mash-Up Of “Maze” & Miles Davis’ “What I Say”[Video: JAZZ IS PHSH]L4LM: What’s your favorite song to play with Jazz Is Phsh?AC: I can’t really narrow it down to one song, but I will say, we recently did a mashup of “Yamar”—which is actually not a Phish original, though it’s a quintessential “Phish” song—with a Wayne Shorter song that he performed with Miles Davis. The cool thing about this arrangement is that the Wayne Shorter song had been redone by several musicians, and then those versions were sampled, which ended up being the backbone of a Q-Tip song from A Tribe Called Quest with a different backbeat.  We took elements from the original Wayne Shorter song, the remixed version from the Q-Tip song, and the melodies of “Yamar”. It’s very funky and fun!L4LM: Are there any surprises for the upcoming tour?AC: If I answered that, it wouldn’t be a surprise. [laughs] But I can say that if anyone hasn’t seen DOMi play keys before, you are in for a surprise. She is a teenage prodigy from France studying at Berklee College of Music and recently got to tour with Ghost Note and MonoNeon. She also recently performed with Thundercat.  With her and Felix Pastorius in the rhythm section, it’s gonna get a bit crazy in the best of ways!You can check out Jazz Is Phsh’s newly announced tour dates below. For more information on the band or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website here.June 14 – 3s Artspace, Portsmouth NH w/ Carl “Geerz” Gerhard – TicketsJune 15 – Thunder Road, Boston MA w/ Carl “Geerz” Gerhard – TicketsJune 16 – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY w/ Carl “Geerz” Gerhard – TicketsJune 27 – The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany NY w/ Dave “The Truth” Grippo – TicketsJune 28 – Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo NY w/ Dave “The Truth” Grippo – TicketsJune 29 – Xerox International Jazz Festival, Rochester NY w/ Dave “The Truth” Grippo – TicketsJune 30 – Funk N’ Waffles, Syracuse NY w/ Dave “The Truth” Grippo – TicketsJuly 5 – Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley CA w/ Farnell Newton – TicketsJuly 7 & 8 – High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy CAView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

December 31

EDF wins French offshore wind project with bid below 50 euros per MWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:A consortium led by French state-owned utility EDF has won a contract for a major 600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western France, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said on Friday.EDF’s bid in partnership with Germany’s Innogy and Canada’s Enbridge beat rivals including utility Engie in partnership with Portugal’s EDPR and energy group Total in partnership with Denmark’s OrstedThe ministry said the tariff proposed by the winning consortium was significantly lower than 50 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). That compares with 63 euros/MWh for an onshore wind tender of around 516 MW that was awarded by the government on Wednesday. It also said the price was comparable to the best prices seen in European offshore wind projects and demonstrated the competitiveness of the French wind industry.The wind farm will have forty-five wind turbines producing 2.3 terawatt hours of electricity per year from 2026, equivalent to the consumption of around 500,000 French households.EDF, which operates France’s 58 nuclear reactors that accounts for over 75 percent of the country’s electricity needs, is rapidly expanding into wind and solar generation. Its EDF Renewables subsidiary, which manages around 13 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity globally, has a project portfolio of more than 2 GW in France. It is negotiating to participate in two projects in China totaling 500 MW and also developing an area with a potential of 2,500 MW in the United States.“Our winning bid was highly competitive, and this has notably prompted the government to double the offshore wind power targets contained in its multi-year energy Plan, giving new development opportunities for EDF and all participants in the sector,” EDF’s CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said in a statement. The government said on Wednesday it would double the pace of developing offshore wind projects to 1 GW per year from around 500 MW previously as costs are falling.More: EDF consortium wins 600 MW Dunkirk offshore wind project EDF wins French offshore wind project with bid below 50 euros per MWhlast_img read more

December 18

Long Island Snow Storm May Snarl Tuesday Commute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fast-moving winter storm that is forecast to bring up to three inches of snow, high winds and frigid temperatures to Long Island may snarl the Tuesday evening rush hour commute.Snowfall is predicted for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, with accumulations of as little as an inch possible, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chills will make temperatures in the 40s on Monday will feel like the 20s—with wind chills likely to be in the single digits after nightfall.“Light snow will…overspread the area on Tuesday as a weak low tracks south of Long Island,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement. “Some minor accumulations can be expected. It will be a cold day with highs in the teens and 20s.”The storm is also expected to dump up to a half a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest before passing over the tri-state area and heading out to sea, leaving bitterly cold temps in its wake.A slight chance of snow showers is expected to linger into Wednesday, when gusts may reach nearly 40 mph and temps are likely to remain in the 20s. Another slight chance of snow showers are expected Thursday as temps continue dropping into the teens overnight.Sunny skies are on tap for next weekend as temps warm up slightly into the low 30s.last_img read more

December 18

3 ways to help employees adjust to change

first_imgCompanies experience change on a constant basis. Whether the change is tiny or huge, it can be difficult for your staff to adjust. Sometimes change can be scary, and as a leader it’s your job to help your employees understand and adapt to the changes. Here are three ways you can help your team succeed during this adjustment process.Feedback: When change occurs, it can be overwhelming. Your employees may immediately have a million questions, but sometimes there can be a lot confusion. Seek feedback from every member of your team and to make sure everyone is on the same page. Giving your team detailed explanations to their questions will hopefully lead to more discussion that will eventually lead to clarity and understanding.Training: When new processes and products are launched, make sure the training required is adequate and thorough. The last thing you want is for your team to feel like they’re running around like headless chickens. Make sure each and every employee feels confident, prepared, and ready to perform their new responsibilities with excellence.Availability: Just because training is completed, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that your transition will be smooth sailing. Even if your staff is prepared, there will be bumps along the way. Check in frequently at first and be more encouraging than critical. Your team wants to adjust and be able to handle things on their own, but they’ll definitely need you to be supportive along the way. 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

December 17

Why I hope this blog doesn’t matter to you

first_imgI pride myself on getting up bright and early to provide you with informative rants on the news of the day that will impact your credit union, but today is different. I’m hoping that the information I give you is obsolete and unnecessary. Here it goes.On October 3rd regulations extending the “Military Lending Act” (MLA) officially to credit card transactions took effect. This means that when providing credit cards to a member of the armed services or dependent, you may not charge a Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) greater than 36%. In addition, there are unique disclosures that must be provided.The most important thing to keep in mind is that the MAPR is calculated differently than the traditional APR. For example, in calculating the APR you would include any premium or fee for credit insurance or debt suspension agreement. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 28

FEMA Approves Lake Houston Mouth Bar Dredging

first_imgHouston City Council Member, Dave Martin, said in its latest announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to remove sand and siltation from the Lake Houston mouth bar.In October 2018, the USACE began removing debris from the San Jacinto River that was deposited during Hurricane Harvey. This project was designated as a FEMA Mission Assignment (DR 4332) and directed the USACE to restore the river to pre-Harvey conditions.DR 4332 has removed debris from three out of four identified sections of the San Jacinto River, and this project is due to be completed in May. The mouth bar, which was identified as the fourth section, was not included in the scope of work for DR 4332.Last month, the application for the additional dredge material disposal site, as well as mouth bar removal, were submitted by the City of Houston, for review by the USACE and FEMA.The State of Texas, the City of Houston, as well as multiple stakeholders from the Lake Houston area, requested expedited consideration for FEMA to authorize a Mission Assignment for the debris removal and dredging of the mouth bar while the equipment is still in the river.At a meeting last week in Austin, FEMA issued a directive of Mission Assignment to the USACE for dredging of the mouth bar at the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston. FEMA has been working with TDEM, the City of Houston, and USACE to determine the amount of silt deposited at the confluence of the San Jacinto River and Lake Houston attributable to Hurricane Harvey.The calculation is expected to be finalized this week, and dredging is expected to begin within thirty days.last_img read more

September 26

Bureau of Gender Affairs Plans Abuse Prevention Hotline

first_imgLifestyleLocalNews Bureau of Gender Affairs Plans Abuse Prevention Hotline by: – April 20, 2020 Share Share 78 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share According to the Bureau of Gender Affairs, incidents of abuse have been on the rise since global lockdown measures have been imposed which has led the Bureau to introduce a hotline for those who require help.Melissa Morgan is director of the Bureau.  She says the stress and anxiety of COVID19 is presenting as a trigger for those unable to cope in healthy ways.Several countries, she said have reported increases in domestic violence compared to last year.“Compared to last year, Wuhan the epicentre reported almost a triple increase in the number of calls related to domestic violence. This is very significant for us,” she said.Morgan also listed other triggers as loss of control, change in the power dynamic in the home and the use or abuse of alcohol.“Prior to COVD19, the workplace or school were safe places for some people. This is where they would go to escape the harsh realities of living in a confined environment with some family members.“However, it has changed now,” Morgan went on. “We are locked down for our own safety and persons are locked down with their abusers. This is considerable cause for concern.A hotline is therefore planned to provide psycho-social support to the community. A Whatsapp chat number will also be launched.“Persons can call in and just talk,” she explained. “There is significant stress which is normal. It’s normal to be anxious, to feel lonely or isolated during the lockdown. It’s normal to miss the way things were.”The number to call in the meantime to access that support is 266 3344.“Persons can call in and just have a conversation. Let us know how you feel. There will be trained people responding to the callsJust recently, police apprehended a man who stabbed his partner and her sister in an incident of domestic dispute.He was charged with attempted murder. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

September 26

Government to introduce new legislations targeted at protecting children in Dominica

first_imgHon. Prime Minister Rosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says government will be introducing several legislations geared at strengthening child maintenance laws in Dominica.Skerrit told the official opening of CHANCES-a place for safety for children at risk- that some of the new legislations include the cutting of salaries of delinquent fathers.He says government will also move to introduce an Act to deal with parents who frustrate the efforts of law enforcement officials.“There is a limit towards what the state can do on this matter. The state cannot legislate that parents should love or act responsibly towards their children. What the state can do is act to strengthen child maintenance laws so children are not left wanting food, clothes and shelter,” Skerrit said.According to him, government is aware “that some parents deliberately frustrate the efforts of law enforcement by retracting statements they give the police the police about abusers of their children…of by simply having a change of heart when they are to appear in court.Prime Minister Skerrit said government will be introducing legislations that will hold these parents accountable for their injustice to children. 30 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Government to introduce new legislations targeted at protecting children in Dominica by: – April 13, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

September 24

Batesville Swimming 3-Way Meet Results

first_imgGirls:   Greensburg 146, Batesville  119, Rushville 34.Lady Bulldogs are 5-3 on the season.Boys:  Batesville  139, Greensburg 100, Rushville 38.Bulldogs are 3-2 on the season.Varsity Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay (Weiler, Hatcher, Hawkins, Hunter), Evan Miller (200 free), Matt Weiler (200 IM, 100 fly), Emily Gutzwiller (100 fly), Thomas Hatcher (100 free, 100 breast); 200 free relay (Matt Weiler, Hatcher, McKinley, Hunter).JV Event Winners:  Ally Ritter-50 free, Lexi Hatcher 100 free, Zach Hall 100 free, Sarah Poltrack 100 back, Ben Schwettman 100 back, 100 breast Lauren CaplingerImprovements:  Girls:  Caplinger 100 breast, Cox 100 back, Gutzwiller 100 breast, Hatcher 100 free, 100 breast,  Ritter 100 free, Villani 50 free.Boys:  N Hall, 100 free, K Main 100 back, Patel 100 free, 100 back, Pelo 50 free, Schwettman 100 back.Submitted by Batesville Coach TJ Greene.last_img read more