AIM delistings soar as M&A deals in the market increase

first_img Share AIM delistings soar as M&A deals in the market increase THE NUMBER of companies removing themselves from the AIM stock market rose by 25 per cent in the last quarter to 45, according to research out today. Of the 45 firms that delisted, 20 did so because of merger and acquisitions, said law firm Trowers & Hamlins and accountant UHY Hacker Young. M&A activity now represents 44 per cent of delistings, up from 33 per cent in the second quarter. In total, the number of companies leaving has risen from 36 to 45. Eight firms left because of insolvency, which is down slightly from the 10 who did so in the first three months of the year. Charles Wilson, partner at Trowers & Hamlins, said: “Businesses with the finances to pursue a ‘buy and build’ policy clearly believe conditions are now stable enough for them to do so. “The levelling out of delistings over the last three quarters, once M&A activity is factored out, suggests some companies are in fact being acquired before they are forced to delist because of financial stress.”Meanwhile, the number of new entrants to the AIM rose from 13 to 16 in the quarter. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Sunday 3 October 2010 10:46 pm center_img whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Timeslast_img read more

Serie A Live: Parma vs Verona Head to Head Statistics, LIVE…

first_imgFootballSerie ASportSport News Latest Sports News Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleFrench Open 2020 : Rafael Nadal spotted wearing $1 Mn worth watch during matchesNext articleIPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK Dream11 Prediction: Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings, Weather forecast, Pitch Report, Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI – KXIP vs CSK LIVE at 7:30 PM IST Sunday OCT 4 on Insidesport Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Esports Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football Football Last matches of PARMA:2020-09-28 BOLOGNA – PARMA 4-12020-09-20 PARMA – NAPOLI 0-2Last matches of VERONA:2020-09-27 VERONA – UDINESE 1-02020-09-19 VERONA – ROMA 3-0Match Facts: PARMAPARMA has lost the last 2 matches.Match Facts: VERONAVERONA has won the last 2 matches.VERONA has scored at least one goal in the last 2 matches.Head-to-Head (H2H):2020-07-01 VERONA – PARMA 3-22019-10-29 PARMA – VERONA 0-12015-05-24 PARMA – VERONA 2-22015-01-11 VERONA – PARMA 3-12014-03-09 PARMA – VERONA 2-02013-10-20 VERONA – PARMA 3-2 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Serie A LIVE between Parma vs Verona LIVE, Here some details related Parma vs Verona teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India. Football By Kunal Dhyani – October 4, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Click here for Watch Highlightshttps://www.sonyliv.com/custompage/sports-2245   Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Football Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Football Serie A Live: Parma vs Verona Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO TAGSParma vs VeronaParma vs Verona DateParma vs Verona Head to Head StatisticsParma vs Verona LIVE Streaming LinkParma vs Verona resultsParma vs Verona Serie A LiveParma vs Verona teams stats upParma vs Verona TimeParma vs Verona Watch Live SHARE Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Match DetailsMatch – Parma vs VeronaDate –  4 Oct 2020Time –  6:30 PM (IST) Football Serie A LIVE Broadcast DetailsFans can expect nothing less than nail-biting action from all 20 teams LIVE and Exclusive on SONY TEN 2 and SONY SIX channels.Click here for Watch Live  https://www.sonypicturessportsnetwork.com/sports-details/16/football   by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoSerie A Live: Head to Head History: Parma vs Verona Year up to 2020Serie A Live: Parma vs Verona Total Matches – 7ParmaTotal Games won Parma– 5Total Games lost Parma– 1Total Games draw Parma– 1VeronaTotal Games won Verona– 1Total Games lost Verona–  5Total Games draw Verona – 1 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WALlast_img read more

Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc 2012 Annual Report

first_imgZambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Bata Shoe Company Plc (BATA.zm)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Bata Shoe Company plc. manufactures and markets a wide range of smart and casual footwear and other leather and plastic products for the fashion sector in Zambia. Products in its accessories range include handbags and belts. The footwear company operates in three markets: retail, wholesale and export. The company has a national footprint with 50 modern stores located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. In addition to its own Bata brand, the company is an agent for popular shoe brands such as Marie Claire, Makuba, Toughies, Power, Tommy Takkies, North Star and Bubble Gummers. Zambia Bata Shoe Company was established in 1937 and is a subsidiary of Bafin (Nederland) BV. Zambia Bata Shoe Company is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Private support for the arts reaches £376 million

first_img“The Business Investment in the Arts” report, the annual barometer of the financial relationship between business and the arts in the UK, reveals mixed results, both regionally and by sector. Investment in London, which still accounts for over half of the total business investment, dipped under £50 million for the first time in six years. Thirteen of the 20 organisations receiving business investment of £1 million or more are based in London. However, significant regional increases in investment were reported in the North East (200% – 60% from one organisation), East of England (87%), West Midlands (31%) and Wales (24%).Dance, drama/theatre, music and photography achieved the greatest increases in investment, while opera, museums and galleries and visual arts reported an overall drop in the level of business investment they received. The individual giving figures show the continuing importance of individual and trust income to the arts, with these income sources, when combined, generating more than twice the amount of business support. Unlike business giving, the individual giving figures show an increasing concentration of monies raised going to London arts organisations (up from 75% to 78%). Heritage remains a significant recipient of individual giving, receiving almost 60% of the total, with Museums & Galleries and Drama/Theatre a rather distant second and third. Three of the smaller art forms (Arts Centres, Dance and Festivals) more than doubled their income from individuals & trusts and only literature suffered a significant decline. According to Arts & Business, “these individual figures highlight the continuing need for the Maecenas Initiative, which is focusing on developing sustainable income at all levels from individuals for the small to medium size cultural sector outside of London.” Arts & Business reports that business investment in the arts in 2002/3 increased to £120 million, and individual giving rose to £256 million.Business investment in the arts rose by 8% from last year and individual giving rose by 20% in the same period. The latter figure is expected to rise further with the work of Arts & Businesses new Maecenas initiative. Total public support of the arts in 2001/02 reached £957.83 million.This is the first time that Arts & Business has reported on business investment and individual giving together. Colin Tweedy, Chief Executive of Arts & Business, said: “Arts & Business makes the UK the only country in the world to produce these figures on an annual basis and this is the first time we have consolidated the figures for private support of the arts. Advertisement  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Private support for the arts reaches £376 million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 20 April 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statisticslast_img read more

Staff shortages in Donegal Mental Health Services to be raised in the Dail

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Staff shortages in Donegal Mental Health Services to be raised in the Dail Pinterest Facebook Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Staff shortages in the Donegal Mental Health Services are to be raised in the Dail,, with Donegal South West Deputy Pearse Doherty saying he’s very concerned about the issue.Earlier this week, the friend of a service user expressed concern that a cancelled appointment and the prospect of a six month wait to be seen may leave her vulnerable.Now, it’s emerged a letter has been sent to GPs in the county advising them of of a “serious shortfall” in Consultant Psychiatrist and Non Consultant Hospital Doctor posts.This which will cause the postponment of more outpatient clinics at short notice as well as increased waiting times for new patients and delays in the assessment of emergency referrals.Deputy Doherty says he’ll be raising questions, adding that Donegal has seen almost every community affected by suicide, and these services must be strengthened rather than cut…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/pearsam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – March 27, 2014 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter News Facebook Previous articleCar in Creggan area of Derry damaged in overnight bomb attackNext articleNew road safety campaign urges motorists not to use bluetooth or handsfree News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Presbyterian Church still hasn’t filled Donegal vacancies

first_img WhatsApp Presbyterian Church still hasn’t filled Donegal vacancies Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Presbyterian Church is stressing it is not abandoning two congregations in Donegal which have been without ministers for some time, in the former case, over a year.The congregations in Dunfanaghy – Carrigart and Carndonagh – Malin are both seeking new ministers, but as of yet, no appointments have been made. The church’s Board of Mission says it is looking at new models of serving local communities. Rev Stanley Stewart is Clerk of the Presbytery in Derry and Donegal. Speaking to Greg Hughes on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, he stressed the delay is not a reflection on the congregations…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/zzpresb1pm.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Previous articleFormer Keith Prowse staff seek clarity on wages and P45sNext articleHarte says HSE must re-evaluate crutch policy News Highland News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – August 18, 2010 last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: CDC now says most people without symptoms don’t need to be tested

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 819,000 people worldwide.Over 23.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica. The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 5.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 178,524 deaths.Nearly 170 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, six of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Aug 26, 7:26 amGermany says infection abroad has ‘markedly increased’The proportion of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Germany who were likely infected abroad has “markedly increased to 42%,” according to the country’s public health institute.That figure hit 45% earlier this year, the highest so far, but then fell steadily to 0.3% in the following weeks as a result of travel restrictions. Since borders have reopened, initially in Europe, the proportion of Germany’s cases with a probable place of infection abroad “has increased significantly in recent weeks,” the Robert Koch Institute said in Tuesday’s daily situation report.Kosovo, Croatia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Spain and Romania were most frequently reported as the country of exposure.“Through consistent prevention and early case identification, transmission and subsequent cases can be greatly reduced,” the institute said. “It remains essential that people follow the rules of physical distancing and hygiene and avoid crowds, and that anyone who develops symptoms compatible with COVID-19 be tested immediately. In addition, travelers who stayed in a COVID-19 risk area within 14 days of entry must maintain a 14-day quarantine unless they have a negative test result.”As of Wednesday, Germany had reported 236,429 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 9,280 deaths. There were 1,567 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute.Aug 26, 6:20 amArizona State University reports 161 casesArizona State University said it has 161 known cases of COVID-19 among its students and staff.“Please keep in mind this number includes students and employees across our four metropolitan campuses and includes students living on and off campus throughout the broader community,” Arizona State University president Michael Crow said in a statement Tuesday night. “I know there has been and will continue to be interest in this number. What I am committing to are regular updates about our COVID management strategy.”Since Aug. 1, the public research university has collected test results from 32,729 students and employees so far, according to Crow.Crow also released clarification on the school’s coronavirus-related policies, including a no-visitor policy in the residence halls, a face covering requirement in all of the university’s buildings and outdoors spaces at all times (except when eating), and the barring of social gatherings among students on or off campus that don’t adhere to public health protocols.Aug 26, 5:43 amHHS comments on CDC’s updated testing guidelinesABC News contacted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday night inquiring about the updates to its COVID-19 testing guidelines, what evidence exists to justify the changes and whether the agency can address concerns from the public that this was done for political reasons to reduce case numbers.But the answer that came back was from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, not the CDC.“CDC recommends the decision to be tested should be one made in collaboration with public health officials or your health care provider based on individual circumstances and the status of community spread,” an HHS spokesperson told ABC News in an email. “The Guidance fully supports public health surveillance testing, done in a proactive way through federal, state, and local public health officials.”The HHS spokesperson listed the following as bullet points on the intent of the CDC’s updated guidance: “Ensure testing is used appropriately and individuals are protecting themselves and others; Place an emphasis on testing individuals for both clinical and/or public health reasons, including the testing of asymptomatic people when directed by public health leaders or health care providers; Emphasize how negative tests should be interpreted, and how they should (and should not) be acted on.” The White House declined to comment on whether the president or any administration staff was involved with or had any communications with the CDC or HHS about the updated guidelines.Aug 26, 5:29 amUS daily death toll jumps back up over 1,000There were 38,174 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Tuesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Tuesday’s tally is well below the country’s record set on July 16, when 77,255 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period. It’s the third straight day that the country has reported less than 40,000 new cases.An additional 1,242 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded Tuesday, a nearly threefold increase from the previous day. The latest daily death toll is still under the record 2,666 new fatalities that were reported on April 17.A total of 5,779,371 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 178,524 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.However, the numbers of new COVID-19 cases and new deaths in the United States have both decreased by substantial amounts in week-over-week comparisons, according to an internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News Tuesday night.Aug 26, 4:53 amCDC now says most people without symptoms don’t need to be testedThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly updated its COVID-19 testing guidelines online Monday to suggest that people probably don’t need a test, even if they have been in close contact with someone who is infected or if they have attended a large gathering.The new guidance directly contradicts what CDC director Robert Redfield told ABC News last month: “Anyone who thinks they may be infected — independent of symptoms — should get a test.”Redfield’s comments came as political protests erupted and President Donald Trump insisted on large indoor campaign rallies where most attendees didn’t wear masks. The CDC had updated its guidelines in July to specifically urge people without symptoms to get tested if they have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, such as working the same shift at a job.But now, the CDC says testing isn’t necessary so long as the individual doesn’t show symptoms. “You do not necessarily need a test unless you are a vulnerable individual or your health care provider or State or local public health officials recommend you take one,” the CDC states on its website. ABC News has reached out to the CDC for comment.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Receives New Transfer In Zach Mogbo

first_imgSince he transferred from an NJCAA school as opposed to a fellow NCAA Division I institution, he is eligible to play for the Wolverines right away. Tags: NJCAA/Palm Beach State College/UVU Men’s Basketball/Zach Mogbo May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Receives New Transfer In Zach Mogbo The 6-7 230-pound prospect out of Wellington, Fla., played two seasons for the Panthers and averaged 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last season. Brad Jamescenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley men’s basketball confirmed the transfer of Palm Beach State College forward Zach Mogbo into the program. Mogbo currently has two seasons of eligibility remaining to play college basketball. Written bylast_img read more

Tesco unveils new look store

first_imgTesco today unveiled its latest style store to the consumer – complete with a raft of new bakery options.Its new look 80,000 sq ft store in Watford features its latest food concepts all under the same roof for the first time including Giraffe, Harris + Hoole, Euphorium and The Bakery Project.British Baker revealed the trial of the Bakery Project earlier this year, which in conjunction with Euphorium, is looking at old classic recipes and dishes.The redevelopment of the store follows Tesco’s acquisition of Giraffe in March and its investment into other food businesses, as part of its strategy to develop the space in some of its larger stores.Chris Bush, UK managing director, said: “We’ve spoken a lot about our vision to create compelling retail destinations in our larger stores; places where customers come to spend time and meet their friends and family. Watford is the first store where many of our innovations and ideas have come together and it’s great to see it all under one roof.“Watford represents a fundamental change in the way that people are doing their shopping. More and more of our customers are shopping for leisure; they want to browse for clothes, eat a meal or grab a cup of coffee, as well as do their weekly shop. It offers us a glimpse into what stores of the future might look like and we’re really excited to be sharing that with our customers.”last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays “Standing On The Moon” After 2-Year Gap [Videos]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their two-night run at Boston’s House Of Blues, marking the group’s final performances of 2017. Characteristic of the innovative Grateful Dead-inspired act, the final Boston show saw the group in proper form, offering up an energized mix of Dead tunes and other choice covers along with countless teases of other artists ranging across Michael Jackson (“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”), Herbie Hancock (“Tell Me A Bedtime Story”), Steve Miller (“Fly Like An Eagle”), Rod Stewart (“Do You Think I’m Sexy”), Suzanne Vega (“Tom’s Diner”), John Coltrane (“Love Supreme”), Bobby Brown (“My Prerogative”), and more.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Full Audio Of LOCKN’ Set Featuring Bob Weir [Stream]Obviously a huge night for the band considering its placement as the group’s last shows of the year, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead managed to mix in a number of special songs into the setlist among tunes that more frequently see rotation during performances. After a show-opening cover of Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land”, the group hit a rousing rendition of “Shakedown Street” ahead of a jam built around John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”. During this first set, the band also performed Jerry Garcia’s “Cats Under The Stars” for the third time ever and allowed Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz to team up for an extended duo section during “Viola Lee’s Blues”.During the second set of the night, the band offered up the majority of its high-profile and sometimes hilarious teases. From the set-opening slinky rendition of “Feel Like A Stranger”, the band worked in tastes of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and Suzanne Vega’s “Tom Diner” as well as a more traditional “Slipknot!” tease. From there, the band was off and sprinting toward the finish, with the second set also seeing a “flipped” version of “Eyes of the World”—the band started with the song’s ’73 ending played in the key of the song before it, “Dancing In The Streets”—as well as a rendition of “Standing On The Moon”, marking the first time the band has the 1989 Grateful Dead tune since October 2nd, 2015 at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City.“Viola Lee Blues” > “Cats Under The Stars”[Video: Brosef Wilson]“Standing On The Moon” > “Truckin’”[Video: monihampton]“Feel Like A Stranger”[Video: Jamey Klein]“Franklin’s Tower”[Video: Jamey Klein]You can check out the setlist for yourself below, plus stay tuned for announcements about Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s highly anticipated performances in 2018!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 12/9/2017Set One: Promised Land > Shakedown Street @ -> Jam # -> The Other One $ > Viola Lee Blues % > Cats Under The Stars ^, One More Saturday NightSet Two: Feel Like A Stranger & -> Franklin’s Tower > Dancing In The Streets * > Eyes Of The World + -> Jam @@ -> Let It Grow ## > Standing On The Moon $$> Truckin’ -> Music Never Stopped Jam -> Truckin’ Reprise -> Born Cross Eyed JamEncore: GDTRFB %% > WBYGN (Instrumental)@ – Unfinished# – With a “Love Supreme” (John Coltrane) Tease (TH or SM)$ – With a Playin Tease (Band)% – With a Throwin Stones Tease (Band), a China Cat Tease (TH), a DD/MB Duo Jam, with TH on Drums, & a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease (MB)^ – With a “Walk Like An Egyptian” (The Bangles) tease (MB), a China Cat Tease (SM), a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (SM) & a “St. Thomas” (Sonny Rollins) Tease (SM)& – With an Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin) Tease, a “Tom’s Diner” (Suzanne Vega) Tease (SM) and a Slipknot! Tease (Band)* – With a DD Bass Solo, “Tell Me A Bedtime Story” (Herbie Hancock) Jam (MB) & Eyes Teases (Band)+ – “Flipped” Version – Started with the “’73 Ending” Changes played in the key of Dancin’, and a DD Bass [email protected]@ – With a “Fly Like An Eagle” (Steve Miller) Tease (MB)## – With an “Amazing Grace” (Traditional) Tease (TH), an “If You Think I’m Sexy” (Rod Stewart) // “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown) Jam that included audience vocals, and a Slipknot! Tease (Band)$$ – Not played since Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, 2015-10-2, a gap of 88 shows%% – With a Not Fade Away Tease (Band)[Photo: Rob Chapman]last_img read more

20 Songs That Are Perfect For 4/20

first_imgHappy 4/20! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with 20 thematically-appropriate tunes, hand selected by the L4LM crew. From blues to hip hop to reggae to funk, musicians are no strangers to the “Wildwood Weed.” So sit back, roll up a joint, and enjoy some great tunes.1. Bob Dylan – “Rainy Day Women #12 and 35”This delightfully bawdy Dylan tune is an ode to “Rainy Day Women,” a not-so-subtle pseudonym for joints. It would be more subtle, were it not for the song’s chorus, “Everybody Must Get Stoned!”2. Phish – “Makisupa Policeman”This particular version of the oft-marijuana themed Phish tune is a fan favorite. On August 17, 2011 at the UIC Pavilion, the group made some eye-roll-worthy marijuana puns on artist names, including “Dank Sinatra” and “Harry Chronic Jr.” Enjoy!3. Grateful Dead – “High Time”We could have us a high time, living the good life. 4. Peter Tosh – “Legalize It”There’s no denying what Tosh wants legalized…5. Yonder Mountain String Band – “Two Hits And The Joint Turned Brown”The John Hartford classic gets a whole new twist from Yonder Mountain String Band…6. Traffic – “Light Up Or Leave Me Alone”We think the ultimatum of this classic Traffic song pretty much speaks for itself.7. Ray Charles – “Let’s Go Get Stoned”Another essential 4/20 tune that actually hit #1 on the R&B charts when it debuted in 1966. 8. Sublime – “Smoke Two Joints”She was living in a single room with three other individuals, one of them was a male, and the other two, well the other two were females. God only knows what they were up to in there, and furthermore Susan, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them habitually smoked marijuana cigarettes….. reefers.9. Galactic – “Sweet Leaf”This Black Sabbath ode to the green gets the funk treatment from the NOLA royalty themselves, Galactic.10. The Beatles – “Got To Get You In My Life”Commonly assumed to be a love song, this Paul McCartney original was actually written as an ode to marijuana. The band had recently been introduced to the drug by Bob Dylan, opening up their songwriting and studio experimentation tremendously in the mid-1960s. A later quote from Macca in his 1997 biography: “‘Got to Get You into My Life’ was one I wrote when I had first been introduced to pot … So [it’s] really a song about that, it’s not to a person.”11. Peter, Paul, and Mary – “Puff the Magic Dragon”Are you a pothead, Fokker?12. Cypress Hill – “Hits From The Bong”Too many Cypress Hill songs to choose from.13. Phish with Primus’ Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde – “Harpua” > “Wildwood Weed” > “Harpua”On December 6, 1996, Phish were joined by Primus’ Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde for a particularly entertaining “Harpua” in Vegas. The band segued from “Harpua” into “Wildwood Weed,” sung by Claypool, loosely based on the original Jim Stafford country tune. There were so many songs to choose from… which 4/20 favorites of yours didn’t make the list? 14. Ben Harper – “Burn One Down”Now that Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals have reunited, we’re hoping to catch this 1995 hit at some summer festival sets.15. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – “The Next Episode”Smoke weed every day.16. People Under The Stairs – “Acid Raindrops”Just a great, great song about Mary Jane.17. Rick James – “Mary Jane”One of the most sampled 70’s electrofunk tracks is this ballad to marijuana from Rick James.18. Afroman – “Because I Got High”Despite the artist’s recent on-stage altercation, there’s no denying that this is one of the most iconic marijuana songs. La da da da da da…19. Willie Nelson ft. Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Snoop Dogg – “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die”Released on 4/20 in 2012, this relatively newer song written by Willie Nelson features vocals from Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, and Snoop Dogg. 20. Bob Marley – “Easy Skanking”Excuse me while I light my spliff…last_img read more

College earns ‘Best in the Midwest’ recognition

first_imgFor the 11th  consecutive year, The Princeton Review has ranked Saint Mary’s College among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest.  Gwen O’Brien, director of media relations at Saint Mary’s, said the College was one of 155 institutions listed in the “Best of the Midwest” section of the Review’s website feature “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” published in early August.  According to The Princeton Review, the “Best in the Midwest” achievement is awarded to colleges and universities in twelve states: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.   The Princeton Review’s publisher Robert Franek stated in an Aug. 8. Saint Mary’s press release the list is compiled after many particulars have been considered.  “From several hundred schools in each region, we winnowed our list based on institutional data we collected directly from the schools, our visits to schools over the years, and the opinions of our staff, plus college counselors and advisors whose recommendations we invite,” Franek said.  “We also take into account what students at the schools reported to us.  Only schools that permit us to independently survey their students are eligible to be considered for our regional ‘best’ lists.” Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney said she was delighted the College was recognized once more.  “We are very pleased to once again be included among The Princeton Review’s ‘Best in the Midwest,’” Mooney said. “Our commitment to an excellent intellectual and academic experience for our students is unwavering.  Our graduates are our best recruiters.  Their accomplishments speak volumes about the quality of the educational experience they received here.” Junior Amanda Gilbert said she is pleased with her courses and believes the ranking will attract students from around the country to Saint Mary’s. “Every class that I take here is enlightening in different ways,” Gilbert said.  “I hope that being recognized like this will make our school even more appealing to students from places besides the Midwest.”  Saint Mary’s Vice President for Enrollment Management Mona Bowe agreed, saying this achievement helps get the word out about the College and its outstanding education. “I hear families say that Saint Mary’s is ‘the best kept secret,’” Bowe said.  “While we agree, we really strive to share the distinctiveness of Saint Mary’s with as many people as possible. Being recognized by Forbes, Washington Monthly, or as is the case of being named a ‘Best in the Midwest’ institution by the Princeton Review, allows us to do just that.“last_img read more

Bill Nye discusses his career, gives advice to students during IDEA Week

first_imgIf Bill Nye the Science Guy were to write a book, it would not be about his award-winning television show, the mysteries of the cosmos or even about his time as a stand-up comedian.  It would be about grammar.“A Fun Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy,” an IDEA Week event, was filled with humor and activism Thursday night in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Nye discussed the lessons he’s learned over his years of experience as a mechanical engineer, comedian, scientist, television presenter, author and inventor as well as his vision for the future with Susie Lira-Gonzalez, a graduate student who moderated the event. Tags: Bill Nye, Climate change, engineering, IDEA week 2019 ERIN SWOPE | The Observer Susie Lira-Gonzalez moderates the IDEA Week talk, “An Evening With Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Nye discussed his career and gave advice to students, while also commenting on current science topics.Nye began the evening by discussing his early career working at Boeing in 1977 and his experiences with mentorship. However, after Nye won a Steve Martin look-a-like contest in 1978, he began to do standup comedy.“I would work on the drawing board and write these amazing, amazing memos, and then I would go home and take a nap, and then I would go to comedy clubs,” Nye said.In 1986, Nye said he decided to quit his job as an engineer to focus on his burgeoning comedy career. It was around the same time when Nye developed his signature look of a suit with a bow tie.“I had an intuition without being able to articulate it. But the guy who did articulate it was Jerry Seinfeld. He said, ‘You want to dress better than the audience,’ and so I wore a tie,” Nye said. “Whenever I wear a tie — a bowtie or a straight tie — I also wear a shirt. I mean I could pull [wearing a tie without a shirt] off though.”Nye said he has around 500 bow ties. Although, Nye added to his collection when he was gifted a Notre Dame bow tie.While writing on the sketch comedy show “Almost Live!” in Seattle, Nye said he became interested in creating a television show about science for kids. In 1993, he got a contract to create the now-famous show “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” However, the road to becoming a science icon who inspired some audience members to arrive in lab goggles and lab coats was not easy, Nye said.“If you do stand-up comedy, you will fail,” he said. “It’s so difficult. The whole idea is to make it look like it’s not difficult, but if you screw up just one word, one pause, it just goes to heck. … I fail every day — don’t you? It’s just everyday there’s something you screw up and so two things. You have to cut yourself a little slack, but the other thing is you just got to keep going, you got to press forward.”From there, Lira-Gonzalez posed some rapid-fire questions to Nye where he revealed if he could write a book about anything, it would be about grammar. He also said he thinks everyone should take a philosophy class, and his last tweet would be either, “I did my best,” or, “Clean water, reliable, renewably produced electricity, access to the internet for everyone, raise the standard of living and a better tomorrow for all human kind.”Nye said he believes these three things will change the world and help with climate change.“If you don’t accept that humans are causing climate change, you’re wrong,” Nye said.For the remainder of the evening, Nye fielded questions from the audience.The less serious side of the evening included a question about Nye’s favorite science pun. Nye said he didn’t want to tell his favorite one because everyone would think he didn’t like the other ones, but Nye did end up telling a few proton and neutron related puns.“These are lame. But that you all know them is charming,” Nye said after the audience finished the puns for him.Nye was also asked about his experience working on “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”“There’s a bit in every show that I just love. But there’s also a bit in every show where I go, ‘Oh, why did we do that?’ and you’re probably thinking the same thing,” he said.Nye also reflected on his experiences while filming the show, including accidentally falling over a small waterfall in a raft and getting to ride in a F/A-18 Hornet Blue Angels jet plane.“Those things go very fast,” Nye said.Nye also touched on more serious subjects, including the importance of finding accurate information in the age of the internet in response to a question about members of the Flat Earth Society. He stressed the importance of voting and women’s rights as well as the importance of discovery.In response to a question about the relevance of the recently developed photograph of a black hole, Nye said he had “no flippin’ idea.” He then discussed though how previous discoveries with seemingly no significant applications — such as the discovery of relativity — have proven incredibly important for future discoveries.“I want whatever the next law of physics or chemistry or biology, whatever it is, I want it to be discovered in the US,” Nye said. “So we don’t know what this picture of a shadow of a black hole means yet. But I guarantee you, the students in your lifetime, there will be profound effects.”However, while Nye is a proponent of science, he doesn’t believe science is the only important subject.“STEM is a fine acronym, but I imagine another one,” Nye said. “Science would be first. How about civics? We need civics. History. Science, civics, history. An overview of math. … Oratory would be a good one, and then language. And that acronym would be SCHOOL.”Nye also said he thinks a well-rounded society is important for the future.“You want people to be well-rounded,” he said. “Believe me, you don’t want everybody to become an engineer. Susie, you may be the possible exception, but the fashion consequences alone.”Overall, Nye encouraged the audience to be passionate.“Just be passionate and find something that you want to do,” he said. “Don’t worry too much about your first job or where you’re going to live. You’ll find your way. Just get started.”last_img read more

VITA Program

first_imgFor more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics has offered free tax help to Georgians with low-to-moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.In 2017, with help from UGA Cooperative Extension, the program expanded to offer online services to reach eligible taxpayers in more rural areas of Georgia.Joan Koonce, UGA Extension financial planning specialist, is looking forward to watching the program grow again this year after watching the progress of the online program with UGA Extension. The program began in 2017 with agents from southwest Georgia and now includes agents from all four districts.“We only did it a few days each week for one month in the first year,” Koonce said. “We saw what worked well and what didn’t work well. Really, we had greater demand than we could actually keep up with.”To develop the online program, Koonce worked with Lance Palmer, financial planning professor and director of VITA for UGA, and Andrea Scarrow, director of UGA Extension’s Southwest District, who was the district’s FACS program development coordinator at that time.“I wanted to expand as much as we possibly could to serve as many people as possible,” said Koonce, adding that agents completed 115 tax returns in 2017. With the help of numerous county Extension agents, taxpayers from every district in Georgia received assistance in 2018 and the service more than doubled the number of tax returns completed to 387.Like last year, the service will be offered throughout the tax season, from Feb. 1 through April 12, when taxpayers from districts all over Georgia will be able to go to select county Extension offices to meet with county agents who conduct a brief interview and gather the required documents. Afterward, the county agents return the required documents to Koonce using an encrypted email service and an email set up specifically for the program.Students on UGA’s Athens campus prepare the tax returns early each week, then hold virtual meetings with individual taxpayers later in the week to discuss the returns.“The students are a big part of this,” Koonce said. “It’s a lot of work, but it is so rewarding.”The service benefits both Georgia taxpayers and UGA undergraduate and graduate students, who gain real-world training in addition to the course credit they earn for their participation.“We have a lot of elderly people who are in the southwest and southeast districts who have retirement income and all kinds of tax-related things going on,” Koonce said. “So the students get to really learn about a variety of tax situations.”She estimates VITA saves each taxpayer served an average of $300.But perhaps the greatest return is captured in what Koonce says motivates her, and many others, to contribute their time and their efforts to this program. “I enjoy helping people,” she said.The UGA Extension offices in the following counties participate in the Vita program:  Appling County, Bibb County, Clayton County, Crisp County, Colquitt County, Dougherty County, Elbert County, Lincoln County, Morgan County, Oconee County, Quitman County, Richmond County, Spalding County, Sumter County, Tattnall County, Tift County, Washington County and Wilkes County. To find out whether the UGA Extension office nearest you participates, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

India seeks to expand use of decentralized solar generation

first_imgIndia seeks to expand use of decentralized solar generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Times of India:Stepping up efforts to gradually increase solar footprints across the country, the Centre on Tuesday approved two schemes – one to promote use of solar power among farmers and the second to give impetus to its ongoing grid-connected rooftop solar programme. Both the schemes together will get the central financial support of over Rs 46,000 crore by 2022.The move on grid-connected rooftop will help India achieve its cumulative capacity of 40,000 MW of solar power from rooftop projects by 2022. It accounts for 40% of the country’s 2022 target of 100 GW of power from solar.The rooftop programme will be implemented with total financial support of Rs 11,814 crore. Under the scheme, group housing societies or resident welfare associations will be eligible to get financial support to install rooftop solar projects.The one for farmers – called KUSUM (Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahaabhiyan) – has three components which together aim to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022. The total central financial support provided under the scheme would be Rs 34,422 crore.Its components include 10,000 MW of ‘decentralized ground mounted’ grid-connected renewable power plants; installation of 17.50 lakh standalone solar powered agriculture pumps and solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected solar powered agriculture pumps.Under KUSUM, an individual farmer or group of farmers (cooperatives or panchayats or farmer producer organisations) can set up solar power plants of 500 KW to 2 MW capacity on their barren or cultivable lands.More: India seeks to increase solar footprints in rural areas through KUSUMlast_img read more

Vestas announces 2030 carbon-neutral goal

first_imgVestas announces 2030 carbon-neutral goal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:Wind group Vestas unveiled a target to become carbon-neutral by 2030 at the start of a sustainability push that it said will also set ambitious goals for its supply chain.Vestas – the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines – is targeting a 55% cut in CO2 from its footprint by 2025, hitting 100% by 2030 in a move it said will be a key plank of its wider drive to become a global leader in sustainable energy.The Danish OEM said the cuts will be achieved by its own corporate actions rather than via carbon offsets, starting with a move to electric vehicles for its company car fleet this year. While its commercial premises have been renewable-powered for five years, it will “explore further steps” for decarbonising heating and transport.Vestas made clear the decarbonisation push will encompass its supply chain as it moves “to take full responsibility for the company’s environmental footprint.” It will seek “sustainability partnerships” with suppliers as it seeks to cut emissions from its supply chain by 45% per MWh generated by 2030. The OEM said that metric had been chosen “because it incentivises sustainability partnerships with suppliers that both reduce CO2 emissions and allow for the continued growth of the global renewable energy sector.”The Danish group will pursue the carbon-neutral goal under the umbrella of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTI), which is backed by the Carbon Disclosure Project, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the WWF.[Andrew Lee]More: Wind power giant Vestas sets 2030 carbon-neutral goallast_img read more