Florida rock n’ rollers The Groove Orient has announced a major tour schedule, powering through the Southeast this Spring and teaming up with bands such as The Bright Light Social Hour, Earphunk, Voodoo Visionary, Kaleigh Baker and Oxford Noland. With performance at festivals such as Fool’s Paradise,Moonstone Music Festival, Orange Blossom Jamboree and Purple Hatters Ball, this group is only growing bigger and better!Check out footage of the group from Orlando, FL back in May 2015:This band’s high energy live performance and musicality makes The Groove Orient a must see act! Catch them at Fool’s Paradise or one of the tour dates listed below, and for more information, visit the band’s official website.The Groove Orient Tour Dates3/1 Jacksonville, FL Blue Oyster3/11 Winter Haven, FL Jessies Lounge3/17 Athens, GA Nowhere Bar w/ Oxford Noland3/18 Asheville, NC One Stop w/ Voodoo Visionary & Oxford Noland 3/19 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5 w/ Voodoo Visionary3/23 Gainesville, FL High Dive w/ Earphunk3/24 Tampa, FL Crowbar w/ Earphunk3/26 Orlando, FL The Social w/ Earphunk3/31 Dunedin, FL Dunedin Brewery w/ Voodoo Visionary4/1- 4/2 St. Augustine, FL Fool’s Paradise Festival4/8 Gainesville, FL High Dive JJ Grey After Party4/9 Cape Canaveral, FL Victory Casino Cruises4/16 Winter Park, FL WPRK’s Fox Fest4/22 St. Petersburg, FL Ringside Cafe4/23 Treasure Island, FL Ka’ Tiki4/26 Knoxville, TN Preservation Pub Widespread Panic After Party 4/27 Greenville, SC IPA w/ The Bright Light Social Hour4/28 Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewery4/29 Wilmington, NC The Whiskey4/30 Savannah, GA Barrelhouse South5/1 Orlando, FL Moonstone Festival5/19 5/22 Brooksville, FL Orange Blossom Jamboree6/17 6/19 Live Oak, FL Purple Hatters Ball w/ Kaleigh Baker
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Image App users, tap here to watch video.ALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all people when in public and not maintaining social distancing to wear face masks.Starting Friday, the new mandate will require a mask or face covering on busy streets, public transit or any situation where people cannot maintain 6 feet of social distancing“Stopping the spread is everything. How can you not wear a mask when you’re going to come close to a person?” Cuomo said at his daily briefing. “On what theory would you not do that?” The governor said there will initially be no civil penalties for noncompliance, but he’s urging merchants to enforce it among customers.On Sunday, the Governor announced a similar executive order directing employers to provide a face covering or mask to essential workers who are directly interacting with the public.Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor, said it’s up to the employers to provide the masks.This is a developing story and will be updated.
Companies increasingly looking to add storage to wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The scope for adding batteries to wind projects is expanding around the world, building on the considerable momentum that already exists for hybrid solar-plus-storage plants.In the U.S., solar-plus-storage is an increasingly mainstream proposition for large-scale renewables developers. In Europe, the pairing of batteries with utility-scale solar is still less common, though a peek at the mid-term development pipeline suggests that’s about to change.Wind-plus-storage has been a rarer beast in global markets, but projects in Italy, Japan, the U.S and elsewhere indicate a shift in the way developers are thinking.The U.S. has seen a flurry of wind farm repowerings over the past few years, and such project upgrades will be increasingly common in Europe as Germany’s first subsidized wind farms see their payments come to an end this year. As projects are re-engineered, the option of adding batteries will hold interest for many developers.“If you were to repower a wind project, you would have to look at the option of storage — you’d be foolish not to,” said Jake Dunn, commercial lead for Vattenfall’s innovation team on the sidelines of the recent Energy Storage Summit in London. Sweden’s Vattenfall has completed both wind-plus-solar and a wind-plus-storage projects in the U.K.One of the most obvious benefits of co-locating wind, solar and/or storage is the ability to take advantage of — and maximize — existing grid infrastructure. “You already have the land and you already have the grid connection, so planning is that much easier,” said Dunn.[John Parnell, Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: Storage hybrid plants getting more attractive for maturing wind and solar markets
By Alejandra Arredondo/Voice of America (VOA)/ Edited by Diálogo Staff May 04, 2020 U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on April 8 that the idea of negotiating with the regime to end the crisis is “realistic.”“Every dictatorship in Latin America, with the rarest of exceptions, ends with a negotiation,” Abrams said via teleconference, where he defended the U.S. Department of State’s plan to set up a transitional government in Venezuela that includes the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV, in Spanish) and the Venezuelan Armed Forces.The proposal seeks to create a State Council elected by the National Assembly — with pro-government and opposition parties participating — that would call future elections in which Nicolás Maduro might, in theory, participate.“We didn’t think it was right for foreigners to say here’s a list of Venezuelans who can run for office and here’s a list of Venezuelans who cannot run for office,” Abrams said about Maduro’s possible candidacy.Maduro “is the most toxic figure in Venezuela […]. If he presents himself in an election, he’s going to be crushed,” the diplomat said in the teleconference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.The regime rejected the U.S. proposal just hours after it was announced, calling it “interventionist.”For Abrams, that outcome was expected. He said that the message was mostly directed to the people around the Chavista leader, who are already contacting the United States.“There are people in and around the regime who are reaching out to the U.S. government,” Abrams said.“Maybe people in the regime recognize what they didn’t recognize last summer, which is that the situation is increasingly difficult […] and they need to look for a way out. They need to look for a negotiated, agreed way forward,” the special representative for Venezuela added.Military option, negotiationAlthough he said that military options were on the table “if the president wants to use them,” the diplomat defended the possibility of a negotiation.“If you want to propose an American invasion, that’s fine, go ahead and propose it. But if that’s not going to happen, then how does this [the situation in Venezuela] come to an end? […] Through a negotiation,” Abrams said.“You don’t exactly get to choose who you negotiate with. You end up negotiating with the people who are there. Let’s be realistic,” said the diplomat, when asked why they might negotiate with regime officials, many of whom are sanctioned or, who like Maduro or Diosdado Cabello, face charges in the United States for narcotrafficking.“We could say, here’s how it ends: The opposition, the majority in the National Assembly, takes over tomorrow morning, and everybody connected to the Chavista party and the army goes to jail. Is this a realistic proposal? It is not,” said Abrams.
Walmart recently entered the mobile payments race with the introduction of its own Android and iOS mobile payment app, Walmart Pay. This announcement made Walmart the first major retailer to launch its own payment service.Unlike Apple Pay or Google Wallet, Walmart’s mobile payment app will use Quick Reference (QR) technology rather than near-field communication (NFC). The retail giant is part of the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), the big business-backed company promoting a retailer-supported mobile payment system called CurrentC. So far, CurrentC has failed to take off, since some large retail backers are now accepting Apply Pay in their stores.With Walmart Pay, the retailer is essentially adding payment technology to its current mobile app which has a reported 22 million active users. The app ranks among the top three retail apps in the Google and Apple app stores. The payment feature is being built into the existing app, so customers can shop with it as well as pay with it. continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
We understand that you may be facing some tough financial choices right now. We encourage you to pay what you can to avoid late payments on your credit report. If you can’t make minimum payments, we recommend you talk with your lenders to find out if they’re offering any assistance. continue reading » How you can protect your credit health 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr COVID-19 has impacted lives all around the world, causing uncertainty in many parts of life. While we all continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we want to assure you that we at TransUnion are committed to helping you understand how to protect and stay in control of your credit health during this time.Our comprehensive guide here provides more information about how to protect your credit health, talk to your lenders and add a consumer statement to your report.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Greenlawn that occurred over the Memorial day weekend.After the victim heard a knock at the door, two men, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun, entered a Lafayette Street home at 10:15 p.m. Friday, May 27, police said.The suspects stole cash and a pair of scissors before they fled the scene. The victim was not injured.There was neither a description of the suspects nor any arrests made, police said.Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Midshalimah, 21, a Rohingya refugee who was among hundreds who arrived in Aceh early on Monday, has reportedly died from some form of respiratory illness.Lhokseumawe city public relations head Marzuki said on Wednesday that Midshalimah had complained of shortness of breath upon landing at Ujong Blang Beach in Lhokseumawe just after midnight.She and the others were taken to a temporary shelter at the vocational training center (BLK) in Mee village, Muara Dua district, North Aceh. “She was given medical treatment there, before being admitted to Cut Meutia General Hospital in North Aceh by ambulance. She died in the hospital,” Marzuki said as quoted by kompas.com.Midshalimah was buried at the Kuta Blang public cemetery in Lhokseumawe, he added.Midshalimah and 296 other Rohingya refugees had reportedly been at sea for six months before arriving in Aceh on Monday. They were spotted by local fishermen several kilometers off the coast of Lhokseumawe.Read also: Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh province A 13-year-old was also reportedly sick that day and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.Their arrival on Monday came following that of more than 100 Rohingya refugees rescued by Acehnese fishermen in late June, after Indonesian authorities had initially threatened to push them back.Fleeing persecution in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees have for years boarded boats in an attempt to seek refuge in other Southeast Asian nations.Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid has urged the government to ensure that the refugees get sufficient food, shelter and essential health services, as well as protection from COVID-19 infection.“Rohingya refugees are still willing to risk everything in search of safety. Their testimonies, once again, show how perilous these boat journeys can be. Survivors said dozens among the group had died,” Usman said on Monday.“It is appalling that the Indonesian authorities are waiting for local fishermen to take the initiative in carrying out these rescues. The government, not private individuals, should have saved these lives.” (syk)Topics :
The Hague-based energy giant Shell will supply LNG to the project under a long-term deal signed with Energía del Pacífico. Image courtesy of BW LNG Inverengy is the main shareholder of Energía del Pacífico, the company behind the LNG-to-power project currently under construction at the Port of Acajutla. A steel cutting ceremony to mark the start of the module construction was held at China’s COSCO yard on Tuesday, according to BW LNG, a unit of the Singapore-based gas shipping company BW Group. Once completed, the Wartsila module will be installed onboard Shell’s 2002-built LNG carrier Gallina that will be converted to an FSRU. Work has started on a regasification module that will be installed onboard El Salvador’s first floating and regasification unit. BW LNG signed a contract last year for the provision of an FSRU with U.S.-based private energy company Invenergy that is developing El Salvador’s first LNG-to-power project. Besides the floating LNG import facility, the project includes the construction of a 378-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant and an approximately 44-kilometer electric transmission. The project, expected to be able to meet 30 per cent of El Salvador’s energy demand, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2021.
Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share 212 Views 2 comments Macina Bethel First Class HonoursUnder the patronage of HIS Excellency, The President Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool and the Pro – Vice Chancellor’s Procession fifty one (51) Students graduated from the University of the West Indies at ten (10) O Clock this Morning.The Students who graduated at the Fort Young Hotel graduated in the following subjects: Certificate in Early Childhood EducationGlenda BertrandMonica CharlesTamar Charles (Distinction)Mariline EmmanuelLaura GeorgeJoycelyn Graham LarondeLucina Jno Baptiste SerrantBernadette JonesLinda JoephAgnes LaguerreElizabeth Tracy RolleSheron SamuelElizabeth Xavier Daily (Distinction)Executive Diploma in ManagementNarrine MurphyMarcus VidalBachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Registered Nurse)Biola AmindeSandra DanielJacqueline FerrolAnn Marie FrancisJaila Le blanc (First Class Hons)Tamar Pierre (First Class Hons)Mignon ShillingfordBachelor in EducationRonald AustrieStephanie Darroux BaronDorcus – Francis SimonKimani GiraudelSteve HypoliteNadia LaurentShirley LawrenceAnita WilliamsDeborah JosephBachelor in Social SciencesDavid Andrew Jnr.Blanch AthanazeJennifer BaronMacina Bethel (First Class Hons)Sharian BlackmoreMarlika BurnetteBeverns ChristianJohn DavidSamantha Defoe-FrancisKenrick DucreayShirlyn JamesMinerve Lewis (First Class Hons)Marion LockhartDenise Riley (First Class Hons)Masters in EducationSarah Abraham (Distinction)Jerome BardouilleNoreen GrahamDenise JamesCelia RobinsonMerlyn RolleOut of the fifty one (51) students who graduated this morning four (4) students were graduated with Distinction and five (5) were graduated with First Class Honors.[album id= 28 template =extend]News reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsTertiary Fifty One (51) Students Graduates From the University of the West Indies (UWI) by: – April 28, 2011