Papadosio has certainly been on a roll the past few months. Their latest studio album, Pattern Integrities, was released toward the tail end of September, and the band just wrapped up the first leg of the album’s supporting tour. Since their inception, Papadosio has strived to push their limits, constantly searching for new ways to expand the depth and reach of each project they’re involved with. Today, Papadosio released their first ever remix album via their Bandcamp, continuing on with their long-held tradition to seek out new ways to present their music to fans.Pattern Integrities Remixed is a ten-track remix album of Papadosio’s latest album, which features remixes by ten producers who have taken the tracks on Pattern Integrities and put their own spin on them. Artists involved on the new remix album include Bluetech, Kalya Scintilla, and Living Light, to name a few. You can digitally download Papadosio’s first remix album now or pre-order a hardcopy via the band’s Bandcamp.This latest remix album should also be a perfect way to get fans stoked for Papadosio’s sophomore return to Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 6th of this year. The evening on the Rocks, dubbed Re:Creation Red Rocks, will feature what are sure to be unforgettable performances by Papadosio, Sunsquabi, Desert Dwellers, Supersillyus, An-Ten-Nae, and Eliot Lipp. Furthermore, the legendary visionary artists, Alex Grey and Allyson Grey will share the stage with Papadosio, creating their renowned transcendent paintings as the band tears it up. You can get tickets for the Red Rocks shows here after you pick up the band’s new remix album, and stay tuned for Live For Live Music’s full review of Pattern Integrities Remixed tomorrow.
BERLIN (AP) — Calls are growing in Germany to punish people who squeeze to the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines after several cases in which officials allegedly queue-jumped and received shots. The head of a trust that operates three hospitals in northwestern Germany apologized to staff members Wednesday for getting vaccinated ahead of doctors and nurses at the facilities. German public broadcaster NDR reported that fewer than 400 of the 2,500 staff members at the hospitals have gotten shots against the coronavirus so far. The trust’s chief executive, said he accepted an invitation to his first jab on Jan. 9 because doses had to be used quickly and has since received a second shot.
Notre Dame students and staff looking for healthier on-the-go snack options now have to look no further than the nearest vending machines.Notre Dame Vending has partnered with Del Monte Fresh Produce Company to provide fresh-cut produce options in the sandwich machines around campus.The products are new this semester, but the project to bring healthier snack options to Notre Dame vending machines has been in the works for a while, said Michele VanTubbergen, operations manager for Notre Dame Vending and Office Refreshment Service.“In September, we saw the products that were to be available to vend and realized what a great option it would be for the campus to be able to offer fresh cut fruits and vegetables,” VanTubbergen said.“Our main goal is to offer the campus a healthy alternative for a snack while providing convenience,” she said.These healthy alternatives include single-serving sizes of Del Monte fruits and vegetables, such as pineapple, grapes, apple slices, baby carrots, tomatoes and celery. Including the low-fat dip that accompanies some of the options, the snacks all total no more than 120 calories.“When the fruits and vegetables became available to vend in January, we made it our highest priority to bring it to Notre Dame,” VanTubbergen said. “Del Monte was the first company to offer this new product, so we contacted them to find out how we could offer the products to our campus.”Del Monte is also excited to implement its services at Notre Dame, Dennis Christou, Del Monte’s vice president of marketing said in a press release. “We are excited about the launch of Del Monte Fresh Produce Company’s fresh fruit and vegetable vending line at Notre Dame,” Christou said. “This Del Monte initiative helps make fruit and vegetable snacks more accessible to the Notre Dame community.“Offering students and faculty these healthier choices is a great way to help them stay healthy when on the go and perfect for their sometimes hectic and time-crunched lives.”VanTubbergen said the fresh vending options are currently available through the Office Refreshment Service and in all sandwich vending machines, including those in the Hesburgh Library and the Main Building.The fruit and vegetable options are packaged to stay fresh and cost $1.50 each, the Notre Dame Food Services Web site said.Though other campuses like the University of Miami and Miami-Dade College are also bringing healthier vending to their campuses, Notre Dame is the first university in the Midwest to do so, VanTubbergen said.“We were so excited to be able to bring the fresh cut option to the University,” VanTubbergen said.
The Diorama Related Shows In addition to O’Connor and Canning, the cast of The Diorama includes Alberto Bonilla, Bob Greenberg and Melissa Macleod Herion. The Diorama tells the story of Janey, a Wall Street lawyer who gets more than she bargained for when her artist sister Cecily invades her NYC apartment and begins constructing a life size igloo. While the two sisters seek a sense of belonging—either in a relationship or a safe place to call home—they are haunted by the tragedies of the past. Along the way they teach each other about life, love and happiness. All is fair in love and igloos. The Diorama, a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, begins performances on May 28 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Susan Louise O’Connor and Hunter Canning star in the romantic comedy under the direction of David S. Stone. Opening night is set for May 30. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2014 View Comments
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Government Policy Thwarts Uptake of Renewables in Indonesia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mongobay:Demand for energy in China and Indonesia continues to drive the resurgence of the latter’s coal industry, setting back efforts in both countries to shift to a greater share of renewable energy.Mining, freight and trade executives were largely upbeat at what was billed as the coal industry’s biggest event of the year, the 24th Coaltrans Asia, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali earlier this month. Analysts who attended the three-day conference said the outlook in China was still very strong, especially for coal from Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest exporters of the fossil fuel.A major factor behind this trend is the growing domestic demand. At present, Indonesia’s coal-fired power plants require about 80 to 90 MMT of coal per year, or roughly 80 percent of the locally mined coal that is allocated for the domestic market.“Slowly but sure, we’re starting to prioritize domestic needs,” said Bambang, the energy ministry’s coal chief. “Based on the national development plan, the domestic market [for coal] has increased 27 percent each year, and in 2019, we hope it’ll increase by 60 percent.”Elrika Hamdi, an energy finance analyst from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a Cleveland, Ohio-based think tank, noted that the 10-year business plan from state-owned power utility PLN indicated it was on a building spree: “there are going to be many new coal-fired plants operating in 2020 and 2021,” she said.Coal producers, she added, are “trying to dig as much coal as they can while it’s still possible. They’re capitalizing on the moment [when] the coal price is high, with the [Coaltrans Asia] conference saying the price will be stable or even have an upward trend.”The bullish outlook for coal, driven in large part by government policy, could spell trouble for the renewable energy market in Indonesia, which is already struggling to compete with the ubiquitous fossil fuel, analysts say.Indonesia will miss its target of generating 23 percent of its energy from new and renewable sources by 2025 unless it makes significant policy and regulatory changes, according to a report from the Geneva-based Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).“Many stakeholders we spoke to hold this view and have expressed concerns that the current policies do not provide enough incentive to grow renewables,” Richard Bridle, a senior policy adviser at GSI, said at the launch of the report in March. “More friendly regulations will be a critical first step to boosting renewable energy development in Indonesia and building a business case for investment.”But right now, the momentum and policy framework are not in favor of renewables — so much so that the coal industry players at the recent Bali conference said they didn’t see renewables as a competitive threat in the Indonesian market.“While speakers at the conference see renewables as a threat because prices for renewables have declined in the past 10 years, it’s not [considered] a threat for Indonesia,” Elrika said. “Even the government of Indonesia says it will still use coal as the base load power source.”More: In export- and domestic-driven coal boon, Indonesia neglects renewables
In 1996 Mairi and Justin Padgett had the idea to create a school that focused on emergency medical training and swiftwater rescue. As outdoor guides since the late 1980’s they wanted to influence outdoor guide education in western North Carolina. As Mairi and Justin attended graduate school at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Justin became immersed in the county emergency medical services. By 2000 Landmark Learning had a home on a thirty acre parcel of mountain property in a remodeled cabin circa 1900. 2001 brought the Downstream Campus, complete with primitive student housing and connecting road systems. Landmark Learning had a home and began welcoming students from across the country to our beautiful mountains.Program focuses by 2006 included wilderness medicine, emergency medical technician intensive, leave no trace, wilderness lifeguard, swift water rescue, canoe instructor development. The relief medic program began around this time in conjunction with our sister school Mingai, Ecuador South America.In 2007 Landmark Learning became a partner of NOLS Wilderness Medicine adding to our current affiliations with the American Canoe Association, Starfish Aquatics Institute, Leave No Trace and the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.The partnership with NOLS allowed the Leader in outdoor education to hold its capstone WEMT course in the state of North Carolina. Now, the 3-week EMT Intensive is complimented with a 4th week during which advanced patient care considerations are applied to remote and austere settings, without access to rapid transport. Four of these experiences, listed as NOLS WEMT 3+1, are held each year at Landmark Learning.The Landmark Outdoor Educator Semester is another combined course experience, a 6+ week consolidated training eligible for up to 12 hours of college credit through Landmark’s partnership with Western Carolina University. WCU students and Continuing Education students can elect to receive credit and supplement their outdoor resumes at the same time. The extensive course lineup includes the NOLS Wilderness EMT 3+1, Leave No Trace Master Educator, ACA Swiftwater Rescue and ACA Introduction to Canoeing Instructor, SAI Wilderness Lifeguard, and an Introduction to Single-Pitch Climbing with Fox Mountain Guides.The Landmark Foundation incorporated in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) to support Landmark Learning student services and scholarship funding. The Landmark Foundation is supported through grant writing, alumni giving and charitable gifts.2016 brought the completion of the Upstream Campus providing Landmark Learning an 8,000 square foot lodge housing our state of the art classroom, office spaces, and dining facilities. Residential housing for students was positioned on the mountain above the Cane Creek Lodge. Landmark Learning now has the ability to run two separate programs simultaneously on both campuses.As of 2019 Landmark Learning provides employment to over 50 employees serving more than 3000 students each year across the globe. Two decades after our inception we are meeting our mission “to be the leading resource in education and training for the outdoor industry through our dedication to a culture of cooperation that builds national standards”.To find out about all the courses Landmark Learning offers and to register online, visit landmarklearning.org.
continue reading » The House and Senate remain out of session this week as they prepare for the Nov. 6 midterm elections. NAFCU’s award-winning advocacy team remains active in Washington, and encourages credit unions to reach out to their representatives at home on top industry issues.On Capitol Hill, NAFCU is currently defending the credit union industry against efforts to wrap it into the Community Reinvestment Act, and is instead asking that credit unions be granted the ability to serve underserved areas. The association is also pushing for the withdrawal of a proposed rulemaking that would loosen Volcker rule requirements on big banks.In addition, following NCUA action last week to delay its risk-based capital rule by one year, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees pushing for additional relief. Thaler urged Congress to act on the bipartisan bill the Common Sense Credit Union Capital Relief Act of 2018 (H.R. 5288), which would ensure a two-year delay of the rule. At NAFCU’s leading, this legislation has passed the House three times this year. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Israel confirmed its first case of new coronavirus Friday, in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess.”One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry’s central laboratory,” a ministry statement said.A total of 15 Israelis were among the passengers quarantined on board the Diamond Princess, of whom 11 have flown home. The others all tested negative for the virus.The returning Israelis had all been placed in quarantine for 14 days at the Sheba Hospital in the central town of Tel Hashomer.At the start of the month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “inevitable” that the COVID-19 outbreak which began in China would reach Israel.He urged health authorities to focus on developing a vaccine.In late January, the government banned all flights from China from landing in Israel.This month it also began refusing entry to foreign nationals who had visited Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore or Thailand over the past two weeks.Topics :
The manager of the NOK10.2tn (€936bn) Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has announced that in the interest of openness, from today onwards it will publish its rationale a day after voting against an investee company’s board.However, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) also lamented the lack of any uniform shareholder voting framework across markets, having gathered data from 66 markets in order to analyse processes.Carine Smith Ihenacho, chief corporate governance officer at the sovereign wealth fund’s (SWF) Oslo-based manager, said: “We wish to be transparent with companies and the market so they can better understand our voting.”The fund’s starting point was to support boards, she said. “Therefore, it is particularly relevant for companies and the general public to understand why we in some cases vote against the board,” Smith Ihenacho said.These explanations would be published one day after any shareholder meeting where NBIM had opposed a company board, said the central bank subsidiary, which already provides the rationales for some of its voting decisions on its website.NBIM said its public voting guidelines formed the basis for its decisions on how to vote, and that it was publishing four position papers today that clarified its views on the issues of board independence; multiple share classes; shareholder rights in equity issuances, and related-party transactions.The manager has also put out an “asset manager perspective” paper today on the voting process, including elements of what it considers to be an efficient voting process and how it believes key stakeholders could contribute to necessary improvements.Smith Ihenacho said that as a global investor, the SWF depended on an efficient voting process.“We see that in several markets, there are still manual voting processes, several layers of intermediaries, and a lack of electronic solutions,” she said“We depend on issuers, investors, business participants and regulators cooperating to make relevant information available, propose improvements, develop good electronic voting solutions, and modernise frameworks,” she said.The analysis in its paper on voting processes had taken in data from 66 markets, NBIM said, adding that findings confirmed the lack of a uniform framework across markets.Few markets had end-to-end electronic voting systems or vote confirmations, it said.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.