Starting tonight at 9 PM, Lettuce’s killer set from Lockn’ Festival will be broadcast on Qello Concerts for free. Simultaneously, Let Us Play, the official Lettuce documentary, will be available with a subscription to Qello, the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries.The 45-minute film, directed by Human Being Media and produced by Live for Live Music, merges footage from live sets, recording sessions, interviews, and candid scenes from the road. Filmed over a six-month period, the footage chronicles the mechanics of improvisation and the artistry behind making a funk record. Viewers will get an in-depth diagnosis of the band, who they are as artists, how they work together and use their ridiculous expertise to come up with some of the funkiest music around.You can watch Qello on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and more (click here for a full list of devises). Qello has thousands for shows spanning 10 decades and every genre. Click here to begin your free seven-day trial.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From the Los Angeles Times:With the nation’s electricity production shifting to cleaner sources of power, U.S. coal consumption is declining. But here’s a problem: As major coal-mining companies watch their sales diminish domestically, they are struggling to find export markets in which they can continue to do business.And what have we really gained if coal that the U.S. doesn’t use just gets shipped to other countries for them to burn?That’s the question that needs to be answered as officials consider a proposal to build a new coal port in Oakland as part of the conversion of a decommissioned Army base. There are a lot of problems with the proposal, which we’ll get to, but just from an environmental standpoint, it is a bad idea.The proposal arises from the redevelopment of the decommissioned, 330-acre Oakland Army Base at the foot of the Bay Bridge. The California Capital and Investment Group, with which the city of Oakland contracted in 2012, proposed to build a 30-acre Oakland Bulk and Oversize Terminal to handle alfalfa, grain, potash, wind turbine parts and other products. Chief Executive Phil Tagami wrote in a December 2013 newsletter that the developers’ plans did not include “the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.”Yet reports surfaced in early 2015 that coal was indeed part of the mix, which the developers had kept secret to avoid public opposition. How much coal? Estimates run as high as 10 million tons a year, which is about five times the combined volume of the state’s other coal docks in Long Beach, Stockton and Richmond. The coal could end up being shipped via open-top rail cars, a practice that, without mitigation (such as spraying the load with a chemical sealant), can spread more than 600 pounds of coal dust per rail car over the course of a 400-mile trip. Coal dust, which causes black lung disease among miners, contains lead, mercury and other elements that can be toxic even in light concentrations, and is linked to heart and respiratory diseases.The coal would come from mines in Utah, where four counties and the state government have concocted a scheme to take $53 million in federal mine lease-fees — money meant to support infrastructure and other public projects in communities affected by mining on public lands — and invest it in the Oakland port project. The goal is to provide a link to foreign markets for the Utah coal. Note that with the exception of port jobs in Oakland — which would exist no matter what products were to be shipped — the only thing California gains from this project is an environmental headache.The port developers say they will use covered rail cars and covered facilities in Oakland, but environmentalists are right to be skeptical given the lack of transparency so far, and the fact that open-top rail cars are the industry standard. The most likely path is through the Donner Pass north of Lake Tahoe to Sacramento, across the Central Valley to the port in West Oakland, where the overwhelmingly low-income residents already suffer from elevated cases of asthma and other pollution-related ailments.That’s just the kind of information that should be included in the project’s environmental impact report, but because coal was supposedly not being considered when the report was done, that impact was not assessed.That’s absurd. The city of Oakland should order a supplemental environmental report and, if the deleterious effects of the project are as bad as expected, the city should pull the plug.This is a project that would harm the local environment — and the global environment as well. If we need to wean the world from coal, why would Oakland build a dock to export it?Full item: If coal is too dirty for the U.S., why would Oakland build a dock to export it to Asia? Editorial: A Shady Utah-California Coal-Export Scheme
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Business First:A massive wind farm is another step closer to powering eastern New Mexico.Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy broke ground on the Sagamore Wind Project — a 522-megawatt wind farm across 100,000 acres — in Roosevelt County on Monday, the company said in a news release. The nearly $900 million project will power close to 194,000 typical homes annually, employ 400 workers during the build-out and create 20 to 30 full-time positions. The wind farm is expected to be in operation by the second half of 2020, according to a release.“This is a historic investment for Roosevelt County, but its benefits reach far beyond,” David Hudson, president of Xcel Energy – New Mexico, Texas, said in a statement. “We’ll see a significant economic boost to the New Mexico economy through increased jobs, royalty payments to landowners and more revenue for county and school budgets. And for the next 25 years, Xcel Energy customers in both New Mexico and Texas will benefit from lower fuel costs, since our fuel source is the free and abundant wind of eastern New Mexico.”North Dakota-based Wanzek Construction will be the builder on the project, which will use 240 turbines from Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems.In May 2017, Xcel announced it would invest $1.5 billion in New Mexico and Texas over the next three years to support long-term growth in the area, with the bulk of the money going to new substations and transmission lines, according to previous Business First reporting. Xcel spent nearly $500 million with its vendors in New Mexico and Texas in 2017.[Ron Davis]More: Xcel breaks ground on massive NM wind farm Xcel begins construction of 522MW wind farm in New Mexico
The day the world changed: January 9, 2007. Those that work at a credit union may think back ten years to remember what was happening in the financial services world at the start of 2007. Was this the date when the first large bank collapsed? Was it the passage of new key financial legislation? Something going on with interest rates? None of those things align to that particular date – although it’s important to note that all of those were important trends that were happening around the same time.January 9, 2007 was the day that Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone.In an infamous product launch speech, Steve Jobs said that Apple Computer was announcing three revolutionary new products on that day. First, it was launching a widescreen iPod with touch controls. Second, Apple was also launching a breakthrough mobile phone – and there was a ton of cheering in the room for the phone. And finally, it was launching a breakthrough internet communicator. Again, everyone cheered ecstatically. Masterfully, Jobs then teased the audience about how these three ‘different’ products could be combined, and ended with the brilliant punchline that these three products were actually just one single device. This legendary example of Jobs’ showmanship can be seen in this video.But nobody – not even Steve Jobs – could have predicted the impact that this trifecta device would have. Furthermore, most people would not have guessed that the third product – the ‘internet communicator’ – would end up being the most transformative part of the device. But it did. Now – ten years later – the iPhone is not really used as much of a phone. And while important, the ability to play music or videos is a secondary benefit to the iPhone. Its killer app is that it is a powerful mini supercomputer that you can fit in your purse or pants (and, well, it also happens to make phone calls). And when you combine the power of the internet with the convenience of accessing the sum of all human knowledge in the palm of your hand, that is going to continue be a big deal. Is this the understatement of the year?With access to a smartphone, Credit Union members now practically have an entire branch of a Credit Union in their pocket too. With check depositing capability, the ability to check balances and transfer money, the consumer’s need to step into a branch is a fraction of what it used to be. That is about as disruptive as it comes.But looking back over the last ten years, there is another critical undercurrent too that needs to be noted.With the financial collapse (also starting in 2007), consumers’ distrust of the banking industry skyrocketed. Consumers no longer trusted the ‘experts’ at credit unions to tell them what to do or how to bank. Consumers and members wanted to be empowered to make their own informed decisions around personal finance. While it is true that information on the internet existed before the iPhone, the convenience and ubiquity of the device itself – the ability to check out snippets of information while on the go – meant that you were also only a few finger taps from getting the information you need at any time. As a consumer, you no longer would dare walk into a situation without having at least some information. Now, you can easily pull out your phone on the way to the Credit Union (or the doctor’s office, car mechanic, or department store) and research your options, see feedback from others, and become informed and empowered, before talking to any expert. Why would you approach any decision without being informed?Today’s consumer now expects to ‘know before you go’ in almost any situation. Your members are using their phones to research information and advice on personal finance. Are you providing them what they need?Now – let’s jump to Fall 2017. There are tons of rumors about the new iPhone that is coming, and at the time of this writing, some of this is pure frenzy and speculation. But it is clear that one feature – peer-to-peer payments as part of the update to the phone’s operating system – seems a safe bet to actually launch. Peer-to-peer payments from Apple will again change the game. Yes – there are other peer-to-peer solutions out there. And online bill pay certainly can be used for personal transactions in a similar peer-to-peer way. But given Apple’s market penetration, and often elegant execution of user experience, this is going to be different. The most important feature of the iPhone – its convenience and ubiquity – will make the Apple peer-to-peer solution something truly impactful. The use of cash has been declining for years, but this will be at least one of the final ‘nails in the cash coffin.’ Online sites like Craigslist will be rid of one of the most vexing parts of buying goods from another person – getting cash for a secured transaction. Parents will also be able to pay their children’s allowance with the tap of two phones. Restaurants will no longer need to split since groups can easily settle up between themselves. Electronic payments are now truly liquid.So get ready. Peer-to-peer payments could rival the credit card as far as changing your Members’ spending habits. The next wave of innovation is about to happen. Learn more about how credit unions can optimize their mobile strategy to reach target consumer segments by downloading our white paper. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Steve Rice Steve Rice is Executive Vice President of Financial Education at EverFi, the nation’s leader in Financial Education. He is based in Washington DC and has a career in technology, … Web: everfi.com Details
If you’re a country music fan, you might recall the 1995 Tim McGraw hit “I like It, I Love It.” The repeated refrain goes on to say “… but I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.” How does this apply to your brand? In many ways.If your consumers like your brand, that’s a good thing. For a start. If consumers like your brand, there’s a pretty good chance they might come back again.If your consumers love your brand, that’s even better. But you’re just getting the engine started. If consumers love your brand, there’s a pretty good chance they will not only come back to you again but also choose you over your many competitors.If your consumers want some more of your brand, you’ve struck branding gold. If consumers want some more of your brand, they’re much more likely to be thoroughly dedicated to it, saturated with its messages and prone to spreading the good word about it to their friends and family. This is the pinnacle for which your brand should aspire. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Sagaponack man who admitted to torching a $34 million oceanfront mansion on Dune Road in Bridgehampton last year will spend a year in a psychiatric facility after reaching a plea deal.David Osiecki pleaded guilty to arson Tuesday before Judge Fernando Comacho at Suffolk County Court. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors said the 65-year-old arsonist will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and a year’s probation in an inpatient psychiatric facility.“The victim of the arson is amenable to this disposition,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “If and when the defendant completes his psychiatric hospitalization, he will then serve five more years of probation with mental health conditions.”Authorities said that in April 2014 Osiecki torched a 1,600-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms reportedly belonging to a fellow developer.If Osiecki violates probation during his year in a residential psychiatric facility, the court can potentially sentence Osiecki to up to 15 years in prison.
China on Tuesday urged students going overseas to study to think carefully before choosing Australia, due to a spate of racial incidents targeting Asians in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Ministry of Education’s warning comes days after the Chinese culture and tourism ministry advised citizens against travelling to Australia due to racial discrimination and violence stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, which first emerged in China in late 2019.In its statement, the education ministry reminded “overseas students to conduct a good risk assessment and be cautious about choosing to go to Australia or return to Australia to study.” The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on Sunday a survey conducted by the Per Capita think tank had documented 386 racist incidents – ranging from abuse to physical intimidation and spitting – since April 2.Relations between Australia and China have become strained in the wake of the pandemic as the Australian has proposed an international inquiry into how the COVID-19 outbreak in China became a global pandemic.China has since imposed tariffs on imports of Australian barley and blocked beef imports from several Australian sources, though Beijing has denied its actions are connected to the COVID-19 dispute.Australia has also spoken out over China’s proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, which critics say undermines the freedoms in the former British colony.The Australian dollar slipped further on Tuesday on the Chinese education ministry’s warning, falling 1% to $0.6951. Topics :
It’s already been a big year for Dutch virologist Hanneke Schuitemaker, and, if all goes well, it could get much bigger.The global head of viral vaccine discovery at Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Janssen oversaw the development of an Ebola vaccine that has just received European approval.Since January, she’s been given free rein to do whatever it takes to repeat the feat against the new coronavirus, responsible for the worst pandemic the world has seen in a century. Paradoxically, for thousands of scientists like Schuitemaker it also represents the biggest professional opportunity of their lifetimes, as the whole world turns to them for a lasting cure.Schuitemaker was in academia before joining a small biotech in 2010 that was later bought by J&J.She works in Leiden, in the Netherlands, leading a team of 160 people who started work in January winnowing down multiple potential vaccines until they found their best candidate.This week, it was injected for the first time into volunteers in the United States, following the start of a trial in Belgium a few days earlier.”We really have used every minute in the right way,” says Schuitemaker, whose father was an engineer and whose mother was an accountant.Now 50, she began her career researching cancer before branching out, in 1989, to studying HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.When you work on vaccines, however, victories are hard to come by.It took a second Ebola epidemic in 2014 for trials to be resumed and brought to completion, resulting in J&J receiving marketing authorization from the European Commission on July 1.As for the company’s efforts to develop an HIV vaccine, trials are still ongoing, with results not expected before 2021.How would she feel if a vaccine for the coronavirus also received approval this year?”I will immediately retire!” she jokes, quickly adding her “addiction” to her work won’t let her leave so easily. She is excited by the pace at which everything is moving, but doesn’t want to be misunderstood.”It sounds, of course, weird because we also realize what’s going on in the world, but you almost need to be a little bit schizophrenic, right?” she tells AFP in a video interview from her home.”The pandemic brings a lot of tragedy and bad things but it is sensational to work on a vaccine and to have short lines to the fast decisions, to have enough funding to do almost everything that is needed in record time, in parallel.”Few viruses have proven as deadly or as disruptive as SARS-CoV-2. Career highlight The stakes are astronomical. On March 30, the day J&J announced it had selected its lead vaccine, the US government signed a $456 million agreement with the firm to deliver hundreds of millions of doses by January 2021.Washington is hedging its bets under Operation Warp Speed, reaching similar deals with several other companies in the hope that at least one — though hopefully more — will work out.The J&J platform is based on the work of Harvard Professor Dan Barouch: a cold-causing adenovirus, modified so that it can no longer replicate, is combined with a part of the new coronavirus.It is hoped that the resulting antigen will trigger a robust immune response in humans to SARS-CoV-2. The first experimental doses were made in February by a small team led by immunologist Rinke Bos.”It feels like it was a year. I mean, I can barely remember anything that happened in January,” the 44-year-old said.She exudes a mix of confidence and excitement critical to seeing projects of these timescales through.”Scientifically, this is extremely interesting. It’s a new virus. It doesn’t happen that often,” she says.Other vaccines are further along in their testing — for example the ones developed by AstraZeneca and Moderna. That doesn’t faze Bos.”I never say the first, you just want to be the best. It has to work.”In any case, J&J won’t be able to produce the billions of doses needed to immunize the whole world by itself.”I also hope vaccines of all the other companies work because we probably need many different vaccines to be able to vaccinate everybody,” said Bos.And if the trials reveal that the vaccine is as effective in humans as it did in monkeys?”If it works, then yeah, that will be amazing. And I think that everybody who works on this [thinks]’It will be the highlight of my career,'” she said.Topics :
Gary Neville predicts Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will be sacked at the end of the season Eden Hazard was unhappy in a false nine role before the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t think Chelsea will change Sarri during the season but there are those warning signs that make you think it will be a surprise if it goes beyond the summer. That’s not because I want him to leave, I think he’s doing a good job, but Sarri probably realises the job he is in and looks at the players who are not doing what he wants them to do – they never probably will.‘The maximum a manager has got out of those Chelsea players is one year, they’ll do what you say for a year and then say ‘right, I’ve had enough of you’. That’s been the nature of the club. No manager can maintain that job for a long period of time, no manager has control.‘Sarri knows there are politics behind the scenes, there always has been, but it’s been a very successful club being like that. We’ve welcomed it over last 10-15 years, they’ve been a great addition to the top of the Premier League. It’s a better Premier League for having this challenge from the new-money teams like Chelsea and City to challenge the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a better Premier League but it’s a very different model, and I think Sarri is finding that out. He’s a guy that’s been around the block and feels that his players should do as he says, but the players don’t quite do what he says when he wants and that’s a frustration for him.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 11:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link553Shares Bournemouth recently subjected Chelsea to their heaviest defeat since 1996 (Picture: Getty)Sarri has also admitted the current Chelsea squad is difficult to motivate and Neville fears there will be inevitable consequences come the close season.‘It’s mystifying with Sarri, after his comments about struggling to motivate the players I thought ‘this isn’t going to go well’,’ he said on the Gary Neville podcast.‘I said a few weeks ago that I thought it was the beginning of the end after what we had seen at Chelsea, the win [over Huddersfield] doesn’t change my mind.‘Chelsea over the years have proven to dismiss managers once they’ve had enough of hearing their voice. You only need to think about what happened to Antonio Conte and the nonsense with Diego Costa the summer after they had won the league and done so well. We’ve seen it with Jose Mourinho, with Andre Villas-Boas. Comment Maurizio Sarri has admitted it is difficult to motivate Chelsea’s players (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville fears the writing is already on the wall for Maurizio Sarri and believes the Chelsea manager is likely to be sacked at the end of the season.The former Napoli coach made an encouraging start to his Stamford Bridge tenure, embarking on a run of 18 games without defeat in all competitions before a 3-1 loss against Spurs at Wembley back in November.Chelsea remain in contention for three trophies and lead Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for fourth place ahead of this weekend’s trip to Manchester City, but comprehensive defeats at the Emirates and Bournemouth last month have cast doubt over Sarri’s methods.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Italian has questioned the mentality of his players on several occasions this season and led a 50-minute dressing room inquest following the 4-0 defeat at the Vitality Stadium, Chelsea’s heaviest loss since 1996.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement
The bedrooms are large.The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double lockup garage.There are multiple living areas, including a media room, and there are Caesarstone benchtops, eight zoned ducted airconditioning, and security alarms.There is a solar heated pool and the house is on a 732sq m block. The house at 12 Nicklaus Pde, North Lakes, was sold for $949,000.THIS North Lakes house sold for almost double the suburb median.Ray White North Lakes principal Darren Suhle said large family homes were in demand, with the 12 Nicklaus Pde house sold for $949,000. The house was ultra-modern.That figure is a 9.6 per cent increase over the past three years.Mr Suhle said the two-level house sold to a family with children.“They liked the size of the home and the room for the kids to play,” he said.“It is in a very good location in North Lakes, it is quite a large home and is on a good sized block.” One of the home’s living areas. The pool at the two-level house was a drawcard for buyers.“Big family homes are going really well at the moment,” Mr Suhle said.“They are always in high demand.”According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for North Lakes is $493,250.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019