Phil Lesh Confirmed To Play Two Nights At LOCKN’ Festival

first_imgWith an announcement this evening, LOCKN’ Festival confirmed what we already knew: Phil Lesh is coming. The festival added a new tidbit in their post, however, as Lesh will be playing with “Friends” on both Saturday and Sunday nights.The festival’s post showcases all of the Grateful Dead artists performing at the festival, and shows that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will hit Thursday and Friday to provide a counterbalance for Lesh. Check out the image below.What does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that Lesh can host two completely unique “Friends” lineups. Take a look at our top 10 picks for Lesh’s Friends!We’ll just to wait and see who Lesh chooses to perform with him, considering there are countless selections from this great lineup. LOCKN’ is set for August 25-28 in Arrington, VA, and more information can be found here.last_img read more

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In his own works

first_imgBound in handsome red leather with gold-trimmed pages, the 1623 First Folio of Shakespeare rests in its own display case at Houghton Library’s Edison and Newman Room, a precious gem in a new exhibit marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.It couldn’t be any other way.A copy of the First Folio of “Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies” sold at a Christie’s auction for about $6 million in 2011, but the value of the works inside cannot be measured in money.The First Folio contained 36 plays, including 18 that had never been printed before — “Macbeth,” “The Tempest,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Twelfth Night,” among them. Edited seven years after his death by his friends and fellow actors John Heminges and Henry Condell, the volume secured Shakespeare’s colossal place in Western literature.“Were it not for the First Folio, 18 plays would not have come to us,” said Peter Accardo, programs coordinator at Houghton. “Half of the Shakespearean canon would be lost.”Along with the First Folio — one of 230 existing copies — “Shakespeare: His Collected Works” includes 80 rare objects drawn from Houghton and other libraries. The exhibit runs though April 23.Early Shakespeare publications are also on display. Among them is playwright and poet Nicholas Rowe’s “The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare” (1709), which modernized punctuation and spelling and divided plays into acts and scenes. This was the first publication of Shakespeare available to Harvard students, listed in the library catalog in 1723.Visitors to the exhibit will find a volume from 1609 open to the famous sonnet with the even more famous first line, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” A 1598 edition of one of the early comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” sits next to a 1608 edition of “King Lear.” Also featured is the Third Folio, published in 1664, which includes the play “Pericles,” the authorship of which is considered apocryphal.,With his insight into the tragedies and absurdities of the human condition, Shakespeare influenced generations of writers. The exhibit highlights his impact through work by e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, who called Shakespeare “master of the revels to mankind.”Because Shakespeare cannot be fully understood without performance, the exhibit showcases stagecraft and theatrical memorabilia linked to famous Shakespearean actors, such as a handkerchief used by Uta Hagen in the role of Desdemona in a 1943 Broadway production of “Othello,” and a rapier used by Edwin Booth as Hamlet in a mid-19th-century performance.Also shown is a promptbook that belonged to British actor Sir Ian McKellen, who performed the one-man show “Acting Shakespeare” in Boston in 1987. He wrote his impressions with a quick sentence: “The returns were excellent” but “the theater was dirty.”Harvard’s latest celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy includes a role for Stephen Greenblatt, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities and author of “Will in the World.” Greenblatt will deliver a lecture titled “Editing Shakespeare for the Digital Age” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson Room, Barker Center.last_img read more

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Philippines power company Ayala to be coal-free by 2030

first_imgPhilippines power company Ayala to be coal-free by 2030 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Green:Ayala Corp., the Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, aims to fully divest from coal by 2030, a rare rebuke of the fuel in a region where its use is expected to grow.Ayala’s power-generation unit, AC Energy Philippines Inc., will also boost investments in renewable generation as it transitions to a low-carbon portfolio, President Eric Francia said in a live-streamed annual stockholders meeting in Manila on Monday.The company will “now focus on renewable investments and we will not be making additional investments in coal plants,” Francia said. However, it remains open to natural gas- or diesel-fired power “that complement our renewable assets and developments.”The company joins a growing chorus of commitments by conglomerates, banks and governments to move away from coal, the most widely used and most-polluting fossil fuel for power generation. Southeast Asia is one of the last remaining growth markets for the fuel, as it’s seen as a cheap and reliable electricity source for rapidly developing economies.Ayala owns shares in two coal-fired power plants and a third that’s under construction. It plans to accelerate its transition away from coal as fast as possible, but needs to continue to serve its customers with reliable power as it builds up renewable capacity, an outside spokeswoman said by email.AC Energy plans to grow its attributable capacity to about 1,500 megawatts this year, from 1,100 megawatts in the first quarter, Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala said during the event Monday. Within that portfolio, the company aims to expand the share of renewables this year to 50%, from 44% in the first quarter, he said.[Claire Jiao, Dan Murtaugh]More: Philippines’ oldest conglomerate to get out of coal by 2030last_img read more

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U.S. Navy Medical Team Begins Subject Matter Exchanges in Colombia

first_imgBy By Southern Partnership Station 2018 Public Affairs September 14, 2018 A team of U.S. Navy medical professionals arrived in Colombia August 25, 2018 to begin subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and partner capacity building engagements with Colombian medical professionals and security forces in the town of Riohacha as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018. SPS brings a Fleet Health Engagement Team (FHET) to conduct SMEEs with Colombian representatives including exchanges with medical and non-medical personnel. Specific topics covered in the SMEEs include preventative medicine, tactical combat casualty care, insect-borne disease prevention, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response procedures. “The FHET will conduct subject matter expert exchanges with military and civilian organizations to effectively share U.S. Navy medicine’s best practices and lessons learned,” said Lieutenant David Cruz, FHET officer in charge. “The team will engage in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, tactical combat casualty care, and public health exchanges to effectively develop strong partnerships across the U.S. Southern Command’s [SOUTHCOM] area of responsibility.” This mission stop in Colombia marks the second FHET engagement for SPS 18, and follows a successful stop in Trinidad and Tobago. FHET members are also scheduled to conduct mission stops in Honduras and El Salvador to work alongside those nations’ military forces, security forces, and civilian health professionals. “The role here is to share experiences about pre-hospital trauma care so that we can execute best practices and prevent unnecessary deaths,” said Lieutenant Commander Rachel Carter, a U.S. Navy emergency medicine nurse assigned to the FHET. “By sharing our experiences, we can better prepare to work together and respond to natural disasters.” Held on an annual basis by SOUTHCOM and executed by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, SPS is a U.S. Navy deployment focused on SMEEs with partner nation militaries and security forces in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The SPS mission is normally supported by the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), but this engagement will notice teams have arrived in Colombia aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall’s visit to Colombia is part of the Southern Seas, and UNITAS missions that are operating simultaneously with SPS. Southern Seas is an annual collaborative deployment in SOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility, where a task group deploys to conduct various exercises and multinational exchanges to enhance interoperability, increase regional stability, and build and maintain regional relationships. SPS, Southern Seas, and UNITAS operate under the leadership of U.S. Navy Captain Brian J. Diebold, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40. Focused on enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional maritime services, SPS aims to improve operational readiness for all participants. Additionally, the mission will provide an opportunity for U.S. and partner nations to operate in a multinational environment, refine coordination, improve interoperability, and demonstrate flexibility. SPS is a demonstration of the strong U.S. commitment to partners in the Caribbean, Central and South America, fostering goodwill and enhancing our collective ability to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. SPS 18 will conclude in October 2018. For more news about Southern Partnership Station 2018, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/SouthernPartnershipStation2018, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SouthernPartnershipStation/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NavySPS/, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/southernpartnershipstation/.last_img read more

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Hoteliers have announced a pay rise for seasonal workers

first_imgHUP-Association of Hospitality and Tourism initiated changes in the tax treatment of accommodation costs and hot meals for seasonal workers so that they would not be treated as a salary in kind but as necessary operating costs.Employers in tourism therefore welcomed the Government’s decision that the costs of accommodation and hot meals for seasonal workers will no longer be taxed as wages in kind. Leading tourist companies, led by Valamar Riviera, Maistra and Plava Laguna, have decided to redirect the funds resulting from this tax relief to increase the material rights of workers.According to the Association, the salary increase is necessary to increase the attractiveness of tourism and prevent further departure of employees from Croatia, and many tourism companies will use this tax relief to increase salaries and improve working conditions in preparation for another successful tourist year.It was employers in tourism who stressed the importance of further fiscal relief in order to open space for wage increases in the sector. With the joint cooperation of HUP members, with the support of the relevant Ministry of Tourism, this initiative has been successfully implemented. In December 2017, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted a package of measures for retaining and increasing employment, through which a decision was made on tax relief for all entrepreneurs who provide accommodation and hot meals for their seasonal workers. Through the adopted amendments to the Ordinance on Income Tax, the Ministry of Finance envisages that taxpayers will be relieved of an additional HRK 266 million.Related news:last_img read more

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Regulatory expectations of engagement a ‘systemic flaw’, says USS

first_imgThe regulatory expectation on institutional investors to “fix society’s ills” is a systemic flaw and does nothing to help investors engage with companies, Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management (USSIM) has said.The in-house investment arm of the UK’s largest pension fund, USS, said investors were often blamed for failures at the corporate level, and that it was impractical to address all the issues faced by companies.Speaking at the OECD Roundtable on Long-term Investing in Paris, Daniel Summerfield, co-head of responsible investment at USSIM, said it was unrealistic of regulators and organisations to expect investors to engage with all of their holdings.USS has £42bn (€53bn) in assets, with around 44% invested in listed equities. “We own a large chunk of the investible universe,” he said. “And one needs to prioritise and have a reasonable chance of success with engagement.“The regulators expect investors to fix society’s ills. [The notion] that, if we do not fix it, then it is our fault is a systemic flaw in the regulatory environment.“Simply shifting the blame to investors is not a good call.”Summerfield was backed by Invesco’s CIO for global equities, Bernhard Langer, who said there was a mismatch between calling for pension funds to engage and what engagement actually meant.He cited the pressure placed on the UK’s Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) to engage with their equity holdings, but said there were few tangible outcomes in place.“There is the expectation to be engaged, but what is this expectation?” he asked. “Is there a tangible objective? As a human being, I understand where you are coming from, but as an investor, I need more concrete outcomes.”He also criticised external organisations “jumping on bandwagons” such as diversity and encouraging pension funds to engage on aspects that have no material outcome to their portfolios.“Is this relevant to our investment?” he asked. “No. Has it proven that it improves returns? As a member of society, I hope in the long-term it will help, but it has no impact on our portfolio.”However, Fiona Reynolds, managing director for the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investments, said the engagement of pension funds and their asset managers was key for long-term sustainability.“Pension funds are intergenerational,” she said. “So when you invest in companies, you want companies that will be around for the long term and provide the best value. The best way to ensure that is engaging with them.“Obviously, this does not mean you never sell, but engagement is an effective tool to ensure long-term value.”She also rejected Langer’s point, arguing that proven companies with diversity policies outperformed those without.Langer also said, in many cases, it was easier to sell shares in companies rather than allocate resources to engagement.Agreeing with Langer, Summerfield said sometimes the only course of action was to sell, quoting failed British bank Northern Rock as an example.He also defended asset managers that did not actively engage and said the right incentives were not in place.“It is up to asset owners to set instructions and parameters clearer, rather than going to asset mangers after the investing and asking what they are doing about climate change,” he said.last_img read more

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Actuarial Association warns against strict cross-border funding rules

first_imgIt said: “The AAE agrees it is paramount the interests of members and beneficiaries are protected to the extent required by national social and labour law, but the Directive should not require that a higher level of security applies in a cross-border transfer.”The AAE, however, did not agree with all the amendments proposed by ECON.It questioned why the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) should be consulted about the cross-border transfer of pension fund assets, as it was difficult to see how such a transfer would cause systemic risks – one of the arguments used by parliamentarians to justify the European supervisor’s scrutiny.It added that individual member interests were protected by the prudential regulations enforced by national regulators.The actuarial association also questioned whether pension funds should be mandated to assess the risk of climate change to investments.Noting the emphasis placed on environmental matters by the Commission and MEPs, the AAE said it accepted that such risks should be assessed using a routine risk-management framework.It added, however, that sponsors and employees should be left to “discuss these matters and agree how they should be taken into account” by any IORP.The view contrasts with the those of several charities pushing for the inclusion of environmental-risk metrics in the finalised draft of the law. The final draft of a revised IORP Directive must ensure cross-border pension funds are not subject to a stricter funding requirements than those operating in one country, European actuaries have urged ahead of final trialogue negotiations.The Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) set out its views on IORP II as the European Commission, European Parliament and EU member states continued their negotiations on a final version of the law.Many in the industry hope the talks will conclude before the end of the Dutch presidency of the Council of the EU at the end of June.The AAE once again emphasised that any obstacles to cross-border activity should be removed and said it supported attempts by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) of the European Parliament to link a cross-border fund’s recovery plan to approaches taken by individual member states.last_img read more

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Juve turn to Dzeko as Suarez move collapses

first_imgJuventus could step up the chase for Roma forward Edin Dzeko, as Luis Suarez proposed move from Barcelona has collapsed. Tuttomercatoweb reveals the complications with the Uruguayan’s passport risk taking too much time and perhaps exceed October 5, the deadline for the current transfer market. RAC 1 confirms the Uruguayan will not be able to receive an Italian passport in time and Juventus will consequently not be able to register the South American as an EU player for the upcoming Champions League.Advertisement Loading… read also:Suarez returns to Barcelona training Coach Andrea Pirlo is pushing to have a new striker as soon as possible and will therefore try to accelerate the operation to bring Bosnia international Dzeko to the Allianz Stadium. But the Bianconeri will, according to La Repubblica, have to wait until after September 29, two days after the League match against Roma. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In HalfThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandsonlast_img read more

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Ex-players join Anfield staff

first_imgFormer Liverpool players Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and Rob Jones have been drafted in by manager Brendan Rodgers to help coach the club’s youngsters. The trio are to assist the Under-21 and Under-18 squads at the Kirkby Academy. “It’s great to have Robbie, Steve and Rob on board,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. “I wanted to get more former players involved and over the off-season I spoke to a number of them about a possible role here. “For me it’s so important to have players like that around. These are players who the young guys look up to. “The three of them have come in recently and I know they have thoroughly enjoyed having that involvement of working with the kids. “We’re starting with the older academy players as they are ones they can really affect at this moment. “It’s both coaching and mentoring.” Rodgers has spoken previously about wanting to utilise the experience of the recently-retired Jamie Carragher, who has opted for a career in television. The Northern Irishman has immersed himself in the club’s history since arriving in the summer of 2012 and will continue to do so. “Sometimes managers feel the need to distance themselves from players like that but I love what this institution is all about at Liverpool,” he added. “It’s important to retain that connection with the history of the club. “I want to protect that great history to ensure these players get the opportunity to be involved at a club they love.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Stuart man slaps sleeping girlfriend with cheeseburger, police say

first_imgA man in Martin County is accused of slapping his girlfriend with a cheeseburger while she slept.According to police, 30-year-old Kyle Jamison Jones” wanted it his way” and when he didn’t get it, things between him and his girlfriend escalated.Deputies were called to Jones’ home by his live-in girlfriend, who said the suspect abruptly woke her up by slapping her in the face with a cheeseburger.The victim told police the attack continued as Jones pulled her hair and kicked her down the stairs. When deputies arrived, the victim was visibly upset and covered with particles of the food item.Jones admitted to a verbal dispute but refused to say anything about becoming physical with the victim, according to police.He was charged with battery and taken to the Martin County Jail.last_img read more

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