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Bells And Robes, MZG Remix The Heavy Pets, Just In Time For AURA

first_imgAll three acts will showcase their sounds this weekend against a backdrop of towering oak trees and dangling Spanish moss, with The Heavy Pets taking on the beloved Sunday cover show. This year’s cover set, a tribute to the ‘80’s with special guests Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman, backtracks four decades at 5:45 p.m. on the Amphitheater Stage.General admission and VIP tickets are still available online. Be sure to check out AURA’s VIP glamping package, a new addition that allows attendees to camp out in style. It’s no secret that the seventh incarnation of AURA, a long-time favorite of Florida’s festival family, kicks off on Thursday. This year, Bells and Robes and MZG are releasing fresh new remixes of festival favorites, The Heavy Pets, just in time for some late-night sets.    Bells and Robes and MZG will play two new remixes live at the Spirit of the Suwannee’s AURA Music & Arts Festival in Live Oak, Florida. From March 3-5, the park will fill with headliners such as Thievery Corporation, Snarky Puppy, The New Deal, Particle, The Werks and many more.AURA Music Festival: The Best Of All WorldsThe remixed tracks come off the Heavy Pets’ self-produced 2013 EP Two Horses, a long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2011 eponymous album, The Heavy Pets.Bells and Robes crafted a sensual version of The Heavy Pets’ lo-fi rock track “Last Babies,” transforming the Pets’ vocals and layering them with soft explosions and subtle eastern-style vibrations. The “Last Babies” remix fits perfectly in Bells and Robes repertoire, a deep collection favored for its ability to slide listeners into a euphoric dance-fueled vortex. Catch them at the Silent Disco on Thursday, March 3rd at 3:00 a.m.And that’s not all. MZG remixed the Pets’ “Keep Me Running,” a spacey jam rooted in groovy riffs. MZG’s remixed track swaps a stream of blanketed reverberations with bursts of movement-inducing modern funk. MZG, who will make another Suwannee appearance at Purple Hatters Ball, plays the silent disco on Friday, March 4th at 4:00 a.m.last_img read more

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The String Cheese Incident Delivers Choice Covers At Night One In St. Louis [Audio]

first_imgOn Friday, The String Cheese Incident opened up their two-night weekend run at The Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO.The sextet opened up their first set with fan-favorite “Desert Dawn”, led by Michael Kang on vocals. Kang and keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth traded off some spicy licks before the band smoothly dove into “Lost”. Bill Nershi got a chance to offer up some acoustic magic, followed by an explosive electric mandolin solo from Kang. “Lost” smoothly segued into “Manga”, a newer tune debuted last summer at Electric Forest, inspired by legendary Cameroonian bassist Andre Manga. Following a salsa-infused instrumental, SCI moved forward with a cover of Billy Joe Shaver‘s “Live Forever”, highlighted by some silky-smooth work out of Hollingsworth’s corner on the keys. A 30-minute paring of “Little Hands” and “Looking Glass” followed before the band brought the scorching first set to a close with “Colliding”.Following a brief setbreak, The String Cheese Incident returned to open their second set with a nearly-15-minute take on “Sweet Spot”. The six-piece continued with a monstrous pairing of “Illegal” and “Dirk”, with Michael Travis and Jason Hann holding down an infectious beat behind their kits. Kang let it rip on “Dirk”, dazzling The Fabulous Fox Theater with a series of scorching solos. Next, Nershi stepped up to take the vocal lead on “I Want You”, the band’s latest single from their SCI Soundlab, which was officially released in March. Cheese moved forward with a length take on “Hi Ho No Show” before diving into a hard-hitting cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Kashmir”. The band brought their second set to a close with “All We Got”.The String Cheese Incident returned to open up their encore with “Galactic”, off of the band’s 1998 Round The Wheel release. The sextet brought their electric Friday night show to a close with a cover “I Know You Rider”, which featured a verse of Bob Marley‘s “Stir It Up” thrown in the middle.Listen to a full-show audience recording of The String Cheese Incident’s Friday night St. Louis show below:The String Cheese Incident – The Fabulous Fox Theatre – 4/19/2019[Audio: Michael Frasca]Tonight, Saturday, The String Cheese Incident returns to The Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, Mo for their second and final show of the weekend. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to their website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | The Fabulous Fox Theater | St. Louis, MO | 4/19/2019Set One: Desert Dawn > Lost > Manga, Live Forever, Little Hands > Looking Glass > CollidingSet Two: Sweet Spot, Illegal > Dirk, I Want You, Hi Ho No Show > Kashmir > All We GotEncore: Galactic > I Know You Riderlast_img read more

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HSPH professor awarded for diabetes research

first_imgColumbia University Medical Center presented the 2010 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Gökhan S. Hotamisligil, the James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and the chair of the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health. Hotamisligil was honored on Nov. 20 for his important advances in understanding the molecular basis for links between obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.“Gökhan Hotamisligil’s group studies have demonstrated that inflammation plays an important role in obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes,” said Rudolph Leibel, co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, and chairman of the selection committee. “This work has led to novel ideas for the treatment of these disorders and their consequences.”Established by the Russell Berrie Foundation in 2000, the award was designed to promote and reward outstanding achievement in the field, while simultaneously helping to promote important scientific collaborations across institutions and furthering the careers of especially promising young diabetes investigators. Each year, the recipient — a senior scientist outside Columbia who has made major contributions to diabetes research — is given $100,000 to support a two-year research fellowship for a student or research fellow in his or her laboratory.last_img read more

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Portable Entertainment Hub, Perfect Holiday Gift – The New Inspiron 5000 Series

first_imgToday we are excited to bring our customers the new Inspiron 5000 series laptops offering the perfect blend of style and entertainment. The new Windows 10 devices, available in 15 and 17 inches, are thinner and sleeker with more sophisticated color options including platinum silver, black, sparkling white, rose gold, and recon blue*. They will be available in the US on October 3 on Dell.com, and start at $699.99 USD for the 15 inch and $549.99 US for the 17 inch, with multiple upgrades and options available to meet your entertainment and everyday computing needs.Audio and Visual Enhancements Whether you’re a college student on a budget seeking a stylish PC or a young professional streaming sports games or Netflix, the Inspiron 5000 is the perfect laptop for you. It offers a brilliant FHD resolution screen and Dell’s exclusive Smartbyte technology, creating more enjoyable entertainment experiences. Smartbyte is a network optimization software that prioritizes streaming and conferencing above other network activities.We’ve also added MaxxAudio Pro, an audio solution that allows your favorite music and movies on your laptop to sound just like they do in the theatre or studio.Slimmer Design, Bigger Performance Based off customer feedback, we’ve updated the Inspiron 5000 to make it thinner and lighter, improving portability and comfort, with slimmer bezels. However, we kept the webcam at the top of the screen to make it more user-friendly for video chats and interviews.The Inspiron 5000 series laptops have also been updated with the new Intel 8th Gen Intel Core processors, optional GDDR5 discrete graphics and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. All of this results in exceptional performance while multi-tasking between your productivity and entertainment apps.Sophisticated, Metallic Colors Based off industry trends moving towards more subtle tones and premium finishes, the Inspiron 5000 series now comes in platinum silver, black, sparkling white, rose gold, and recon blue in the US*. The new color options, the calming metallic finish and the colored palm rest makes this one stylish laptop.Upgrade Options & Features With the new Inspiron line, you can choose everything you need to create your own personal experience. For example, those who want to watch DVDs or listen to CDs can select an optical drive, which is also great for backing up photos and videos or increasing storage. In addition to traditional HDD and SSD drives, the Inspiron 5000 series is future-ready with NVME SSD and Intel Optane memory options delivering speed and responsiveness while maintaining capacity.*Color availability varies in each region, based on local customer demand.last_img read more

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59-Year-Old Man Dies In Crash On I-86

first_imgThe vehicle then overturned multiple times before coming to a rest upside down.Authorities have not identified the driver and say he was pronounced dead at the scene. It appears no one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash.The Coldspring Fire Department, Randolph Fire Department and the Randolph Regional Fire EMS also responded to the scene with Sheriff Deputies. Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.COLDSPRING – A 59-year-old man died in a crash in Cattaraugus County over the past weekend.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 10:15 a.m. on Sunday morning a 2020 Ford Explorer headed west on I-86 in the Town of Coldspring lost control and went off the right side of the highway.After going down through a field, the Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle struck multiple trees and a chain link fence before hitting a guard rail at the end of Lower Jones Hill Rd. 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)last_img read more

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IRENA: Solar generation to account for 13% of global total by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Solar will see its share of global power generation rise to 13% by 2030 and a quarter by 2050, according to the Future of Solar PV report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).Improved PV technology will drive the production of ever cheaper solar electricity, according to the agency. The study notes the historic prices recorded in national PV generation capacity auctions indicate solar power could be produced for an average $0.048/kWh next year, a figure 44% lower than the cost of solar produced by generation facilities commissioned last year.“Recent record low auction outcomes for solar PV in Abu Dhabi, Chile, Dubai, Mexico, Peru and Saudi Arabia have shown that an LCOE [levelized cost of energy] of $0.03/kWh is possible in a wide variety of national contexts,” the report stated.The report forecasts the solar project development cost per kilowatt of capacity installed will fall from $1,210 last year to $340-834 in 2030 and $165-481 in 2050. The price of solar electricity is expected to fall further from an average $0.085/kWh last year to $0.02-0.08/kWh by the end of the next decade and $0.01-0.05 by mid-century.The agency says solar may reach 2,840 GW of installed capacity by 2030 and that figure could rise to 8,519 GW in 2050. Asia is expected to claim more than half, with around 4,837 of solar capacity by 2050, followed by North America, with 1,728 GW; Europe, at 891 GW; and Africa, with 673 GW. Latin America and Oceania are expected to host 281 GW and 109 GW in 2050, respectively, according to IRENA.In annual deployment terms, the 94 GW of new solar added last year is expected to hit 270 GW in 2030 and 372 GW by mid-century, with IRENA adding: “Along with capacity additions, replacement of solar panels at the end of their lifetime is also essential and plays a key role, especially with the benefit of old panels giving way to advanced technologies.”More: IRENA predicts LCOE of solar will drop to $0.01-0.05 by mid century IRENA: Solar generation to account for 13% of global total by 2030last_img read more

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Tropical Rainforest Deforestation

first_imgDeforestation in tropical rainforests — from logging, coffee growing, meat and milk production and other economic activities — adds more CO2 to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads. Pictured: Cattle in a clearcut portion of the Amazon Rainforest. Photo credit: iStockPhoto/ThinkstockEarthTalk®E – The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: Is it true that cutting and burning trees adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the cars and trucks in the world combined?     — Mitchell Vale, Houston, TXBy most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the world’s roads. According to the World Carfree Network (WCN), cars and trucks account for about 14 percent of global carbon emissions, while most analysts attribute upwards of 15 percent to deforestation.The reason that logging is so bad for the climate is that when trees are felled they release the carbon they are storing into the atmosphere, where it mingles with greenhouse gases from other sources and contributes to global warming accordingly. The upshot is that we should be doing as much to prevent deforestation as we are to increase fuel efficiency and reduce automobile usage.According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading green group, 32 million acres of tropical rainforest were cut down each year between 2000 and 2009—and the pace of deforestation is only increasing. “Unless we change the present system that rewards forest destruction, forest clearing will put another 200 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere in coming decades…,” says EDF.“Any realistic plan to reduce global warming pollution sufficiently—and in time—to avoid dangerous consequences must rely in part on preserving tropical forests,” reports EDF. But it’s hard to convince the poor residents of the Amazon basin and other tropical regions of the world to stop cutting down trees when the forests are still worth more dead than alive. “Conservation costs money, while profits from timber, charcoal, pasture and cropland drive people to cut down forests,” adds EDF. Exacerbating global warming isn’t the only negative impact of tropical deforestation. It also wipes out biodiversity: More than half of the world’s plant and animal species live in tropical rainforests.One way some tropical countries are reducing deforestation is through participation in the United Nations’ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program. REDD essentially works to establish incentives for the people who care for the forest to manage it sustainably while still being able to benefit economically. Examples include using less land (and therefore cutting fewer trees) for activities such as coffee growing and meat and milk production. Participating nations can then accrue and sell carbon pollution credits when they can prove they have lowered deforestation below a baseline. The REDD program has channeled over $117 million in direct financial aid and educational support into national deforestation reduction efforts in 44 developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America since its 2008 inception.Brazil is among the countries embracing REDD among other efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Thanks to the program, Brazil has slowed deforestation within its borders by 40 percent since 2008 and is on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction by 2020. Environmentalists are optimistic that the initial success of REDD in Brazil bodes well for reducing deforestation in other parts of the tropics as well.CONTACTS: WCN, www.worldcarfree.net; EDF, www.edf.org; REDD, www.un-redd.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

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Barcelona and Real Madrid to meet in October

first_imgBarcelona are scheduled to start at home to Elche and Madrid at home to Getafe but both games will be rearranged to allow more rest for teams involved in last season’s European competitions, which only ended in August.Atletico Madrid’s opener at home to Sevilla will therefore also be postponed.Instead, Real Madrid are likely to begin at Real Sociedad on the weekend of September 20 before Barcelona are expected to start at home to Villarreal a week later.All matches will continue to be staged behind closed doors and according to strict medical regulations aimed at reducing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first games of the new season will be played on the weekend of September 12, eight weeks after the 2019/20 campaign ended on July 19.  Barcelona will play Real Madrid in the first Clasico of the season at Camp Nou on October 25, after the La Liga fixtures were announced on Monday.Barca and Madrid will then face each other at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, with Zinedine Zidane’s side looking to defend the Spanish league title they won in July.Whether Lionel Messi features in either match remains to be seen, with the Argentinian currently on strike and refusing to train as he tries to force his way out of the club this summer.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Brexit: Nordic pension funds reveal their approaches to UK assets

first_imgCredit: Patrick FrostNiina Bergring, VeritasNiina Bergring, CIO and deputy CEO of the fund, said the assets were invested in equities, real estate and investment grade credit. The portfolio’s exposure to the UK had not been changed as a result of the 2016 referendum.“All of our UK investments come from our external funds or mandates, and therefore the only decision left to us is the currency decision,” she said. Currency risk is hedged.Bergring also pointed out the difficulty in analysing the long-term value of UK assets before Brexit has actually happened.“It will totally depend on whether they aim for a hard Brexit or choose a more constructive alternative,” she said.Like her peers, Bergring said a hard Brexit would be very negative for investments, as a result of its effect on the broader economy.Veritas’ asset allocation (%)Chart MakerApteekkien Eläkekassa, the €622m pension fund for privately-owned pharmacies and oldest pension fund in Finland, invests roughly 2% in equity and private equity funds in the UK.CEO Hannu Hokka said the portfolio was neutrally weighted in the UK compared to indices used. Since Brexit, the fund has not increased its allocation to the UK, but is not hedging currency risk.Hokka said political risk was always difficult to calculate and calibrate as to what it means, as opposed to market risk.“The current scenario requires patience and treading carefully,” he said.Hokka said he was waiting for a normalisation of the situation between the UK and EU, whatever that might mean. Longer-term uncertainty was generally not good news for investors, he added.“I still hope that the UK will remain in the European Union. That would be a true win-win for everybody. That is up to the island nation to decide, though,” he concluded.Apteekkien Eläkekassa asset allocation (%)Chart MakerThe UK parliament will vote next month on how to proceed with the Brexit process, with multiple reports suggesting that a postponement of the current 29 March deadline is likely.Meanwhile, UK, EU and US regulators have been making arrangements to ensure that financial services – in particular the multi-trillion-dollar derivatives industry – can continue to operate regardless of the outcome. As the deadline for the UK exiting the EU gets closer, IPE spoke to leading investors in Sweden and Finland to find out how they were approaching UK and sterling-denominated assets.The majority of pension funds in Finland and Sweden do not take specific country views, with UK assets instead forming part of broader European or global portfolios.SPK, the SEK27bn (€2.5bn) pension fund for savings institutions in Sweden, has approximately 1% invested in sterling assets, according to CIO Stefan Ros. The assets are invested in equities and infrastructure, and the currency is hedged.“Since the [EU membership] referendum in 2016 we have increased our foreign exchange hedging of sterling,” he added. So far, however, Ros said that SPK had not excluded future investments in the UK.When asked about their views on the long-term value of UK assets over the next 5-10 years, most investors referred to the difficulty in assessing political risk, as well as the drawn-out process of establishing a deal between the UK and the EU.SPK’s strategic asset allocation (%)Chart MakerVeritas, the €3.1bn Finnish pension insurer, invests approximately 3% of its total assets in the UK.last_img read more

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‘It’s the adults who need the telling off’- South Auckland brawl

first_imgTVNZ OneNews 16 February 2016  Family First Comment: “…Usually adults tell children off for unacceptable behaviour, but in this case it is the adults who need the telling-off.”A video showing a young boy caught up in a mass brawl in South Auckland is not an isolated case, Family First claim.The video shows police officers clashing with a group of men and women, and then a child rubbing his face apparently due to the effects of pepper-spray.A woman is heard in the video screaming at police, “you sprayed the little kid”.The family of the boy say he is doing well. They said everything happened quickly yesterday and they were unable to get the boy inside.“My son is fine,” the father told ONE News.Family First National Director Bob McCoskrie says usually adults tell children off for unacceptable behaviour, but in this case it is the adults who need the telling-off.He says family violence is a big problem in New Zealand and too many children are witnessing bad behaviour.“These are the families that we need to be most concerned about and where the monitoring of police and CYF should be targeted the most,” Mr McCoskrie says.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/its-the-adults-who-need-telling-off-south-auckland-brawl-prompts-appeal-for-changelast_img read more

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