Dark Star Orchestra To Debut At Red Rocks With Keller Williams, Honor GD Red Rocks Show 40 Years Later

first_imgDark Star Orchestra has had a huge year thus far with the celebration of the Grateful Dead-inspired project’s 20th anniversary. Now, for 2018, the act has even bigger plans in the works with their debut at the iconic outdoor Colorado venue Red Rocks in July of 2018. On the anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s famed Red Rocks performance on July 8th, 1978, on July 8th, 2018, Dark Star Orchestra will take to Red Rocks to recreate that legendary Grateful Dead’s performance exactly 40 years later. As support, Dark Star Orchestra has tapped Keller Williams to join them for the evening.EXCLUSIVE: DSO’s Rob Barraco Talks Phil Lesh, New Projects, & Keeping The Dead AliveSpecial VIP packages through CID Entertainment will be offered for the event, with more information available here. Fan club pre-sale tickets are available now here, while tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, December 1st, at 10 AM (MST) here.Grateful Dead, Red Rocks, 7/8/1978 [Photo: ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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IBEW Local 300 Announces Scholarship Deadline

first_imgIBEW LOCAL 300 ANNOUNCES UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP CUTOFFAwards Open to All Members of AFL-CIO AffiliatesSouth Burlington, Vt. – (Dec. 19, 2007) – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 recently announced the deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program.The nationwide post-secondary scholarship – open to current or retired AFL-CIO affiliated union members, their spouses and dependent children – will accept applications until Jan. 31, 2008 and is presented by Union Privilege. Since 1992, over $2.4 million has been awarded to 1,700-plus working families. Formed in 1955, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 international labor unions -including the IBEW – that collectively represent over 10 million working people. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits, such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance, legal resources, travel discounts and education services. “Not only do unions emphasize hard work, but they also encourage continuing education,” said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. “This scholarship enables union families across the country to better their lives through learning. Local 300 members, as well as those from other AFL-CIO affiliated labor groups in Vermont, are encouraged to apply.”Union Plus Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.unionplus.org(link is external). Winners must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, [email protected](link sends e-mail) or http://www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Coal phase-out bill moves forward in New Mexico

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Albuquerque Journal:A bill to make New Mexico’s electricity generation 100 percent carbon-free by 2045 is headed to the Senate floor following a “do-pass” vote Monday in the eight-member Corporations and Transportation Committee. The committee voted 5-2 along party lines to support the bill, with two Republican senators opposing. Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, recused himself from the vote.Senate Bill 489, known as the Energy Transition Act, would require the state’s public utilities to derive 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources like solar and wind by 2030 and 80 percent by 2040. After that, the state’s remaining electricity would come only from non-carbon-emitting sources, such as battery storage systems or natural gas generation equipped with carbon sequestration technology.The bill also includes a new financial mechanism known as “securitization” to help Public Service Co. of New Mexico cover the costs for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington by 2022 and pulling out of the nearby Four Corners Power Plant by 2031. Under securitization, PNM would be authorized to sell AAA-rated bonds to recover its lost, or “stranded,” investments in the coal plants, which consumers would repay through a surcharge on their bills.The bill is supported by a broad coalition of mainstream environmental organizations, and by PNM, the state’s largest utility. It is priority legislation for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who campaigned on promises for a clean energy economy, and for many of the legislators in the Democratic majority that controls both the House and Senate.Still, the bill drew sharp criticism from San Juan County and city of Farmington officials who want to keep San Juan running after 2022, when PNM and other plant co-owners abandon the facility. Farmington is now negotiating with a New York investor, Acme Equities LLC, to take over San Juan and install carbon capture and sequestration technology. To help facilitate that deal, Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, proposed an amendment in the Corporations Committee to delay new emissions standards contained in SB 489 until 2030 to allow Acme time to first upgrade San Juan with new carbon controls. But the committee rejected Sharer’s amendment in a 5-3 vote.More: Senate committee passes bill to eliminate carbon-based energy Coal phase-out bill moves forward in New Mexicolast_img read more

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Peru Establishes Command to Counter Narcotrafficking, Terrorism in VRAEM

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo December 07, 2020 The Peruvian government has taken a new step toward pacifying the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM, in Spanish), by creating a command combining the Peruvian Armed Forces and the National Police (PNP, in Spanish) to respond to narcotrafficking and terrorism in the vast region, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.On October 9, 2020, military and police authorities held the first meeting of the integrated command at the VRAEM Special Command’s headquarters in Cuzco. The integrated strategy seeks to strengthen the fight against narcoterrorism, eradicate coca crops, and bring stability to the region.Peruvian Army General (ret.) Jorge Chávez, minister of Defense, said on the Ministry’s official website that the operational force supports police intelligence in the VRAEM to carry out successful operations.“This way, we will achieve greater joint participation […], enabling us to firmly fight the scourge of narcotrafficking and the remnants of terrorists in the VRAEM,” Peruvian Minister of the Interior César A. Gentille told the newspaper El Peruano on October 9.On October 14, 2020, the VRAEM Special Command captured two criminals who were carrying 421 kg of cocaine hydrochloride and war weapons in the Ayacucho region. (Photo: Peruvian National Police)All-out warThe military-police partnership delivered results on October 14, upon capturing two criminals who were carrying 421 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, medium and heavy weapons, and ammunition in the Ayacucho region. The drug was destined for Iñapari, on the border with Brazil, the Peruvian newspaper La República reported.In another operation, the Peruvian news agency Andina reported on October 12 that patrols of the Armed Forces and the PNP had found two clandestine landing airstrips in Alto Pichas and Bajo Pichas, in the Cuzco region, where authorities seized small arms, assault rifles, hand grenades, ammunition, satellite phones, and other communication equipment.“How many clandestine landing airstrips have we neutralized? So far [October 14, 2020], we’ve neutralized 70,” Gen. Chávez told the Peruvian television show Cara a Cara. “We expect greater effectiveness in the coming days,” he added.During the integrated command’s first meeting, the ministers toured the Counterterrorist Base in Valle de Alto Anapati, where the Armed Forces provide security for coca leaf eradication tasks, in coordination with the PNP and the special project Control and Reduction of Coca Crops in Alto Huallaga (CORAH, in Spanish), an agreement between the Peruvian and U.S. governments to reduce illegal coca-growing areas and prevent illicit drug production and trafficking, the Ministry of Defense indicated on its website.last_img read more

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Custom forms can infuse new life into lending and credit protection programs

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jackie Philpot Jackie has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years with a primary focus on the credit union market. Jackie oversees the operational and strategic direction of Securian’… Web: securian.com/financial-institutions Details Credit unions continue to enjoy strong lending growth year over year. For most, loan portfolios and lending solutions have continued to expand including offering a variety of loan types to meet member needs. Auto loans continue to be a popular growth area with members while credit card growth will likely continue.Credit protection programs are not new to credit unions. However, the need they fill for your members may not always be top of mind. When offered with consumer lending solutions, credit protection programs can provide vital financial protection to members when they need it most.If you are looking for ways to drive business growth and infuse new life into your credit protection programs – it may be time to take a closer look at customizing your lending forms. Custom lending forms can deliver the alignment you have been looking for to take your business to the next level and make it easier for members to do business with you.Custom lending forms can help you:Better compete with other lending solutions providersStay on top of applicable disclosures and lawsGrow your business by adding optional products or streamline programsImprove loan officer confidence and ease of offering and promoting programsImprove the member experience and deepen member relationshipsAt Securian Financial, our team of lending and credit protection specialists care about your success. We take time to understand your lending procedures and create custom forms and a credit protection program that won’t hold you back from doing business the way you want.In today’s ever-changing regulatory environment, maintaining compliance throughout the life of your documents and programs is critical. We guarantee all forms and programs developed for you are compliant with all applicable:Federal and state disclosuresInsurance lawsConsumer protection lawsContact us and learn how our consultative approach and compliance guarantee can help you gain more business opportunities.last_img read more

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Beyond the pandemic risk series [Part 2]: Long-term strategies to optimize returns & minimize losses

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » With unemployment at a record high, loan payment risks are certain to increase over the coming months and years. Adopt a risk management approach that will address risks beyond the here and now.Key Takeaways:[02:53] Because of the moratorium on repossession, forbearance on mortgages, and gracious level of consumer sensitivity by financial institutions, we are more than likely going to encounter activity that should have existed in 2020 that is now going to be pushed to 2021.[10:53] We are seeing the need for stronger decisive action toward delinquency management starting now. We will be experiencing some of the ramifications throughout 2021.[17:09] We have to focus on compliance strengths. There is going to be a stronger need for outsourcing. This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf to Eliminate Blight, Develop Affordable Senior Housing in Nanticoke

first_imgGovernor Wolf to Eliminate Blight, Develop Affordable Senior Housing in Nanticoke SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf helped move forward efforts to eliminate blighted buildings and construct 40 affordable housing units for seniors on a two-block portion of downtown Nanticoke, Luzerne County by awarding a $1 million grant to these projects.“Providing homes for our seniors to live comfortably in their communities is vitally important to their quality of life and I’m pleased this grant will help in such a significant way,” Governor Wolf said. “Removing blighted buildings and replacing them with affordable housing is a win for residents and a boost to economic development in the region.”New Horizons Development Corporation was approved for the $1 million grant to revitalize a portion of East Main Street in the downtown area of Nanticoke. Blighted buildings will be demolished and reconstructed into 40 affordable housing units for seniors at or below 60 percent of area median income. In addition to the housing, the building will house a LIFE program on the ground floor in partnership with LIFE Geisinger to provide eligible older adults with the support they may need to continue living independently. A parking structure will also be built into the building that will serve as parking for the housing as well as the business district of Nanticoke.“Governor Wolf’s strategic support of Nanticoke, through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will enable the Nantego Development Project to bring new housing and retail opportunities to downtown Nanticoke continuing the city’s revitalization and spurring additional economic development throughout the South Valley,” said State Senator John Yudichak.“The revitalization of downtown Nanticoke will get a boost thanks to this funding obtained in partnership with Governor Wolf, Senator Yudichak, and city officials,” said Rep. Gerald Mullery. “Older residents will welcome the new affordable housing options and local businesses and customers will benefit from the additional parking.”“The efforts put forth by New Horizons Development Corporation to work collaboratively with local community leaders, including LIFE Geisinger, to identify a creative housing option that will preserve and improve the quality of life for residents of the City of Nanticoke mirrors the Wolf Administration’s commitment to ensure that older Pennsylvanians can live and age well in the setting of their choice for as long as possible,” said Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne. “With a growing aging population, this collaborative revitalization investment demonstrates a shared desire to create an age-friendly future for all our residents.”“Aging brings changes that affect individuals’ physical health, but living apart from their family and community can affect their mental health by leading to feelings of isolation and depression,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller. “Older Pennsylvanians deserve the opportunity to age safely in place and live in their community and near their family and friends. This development will make that possible for more Pennsylvanians.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img August 17, 2018last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Creates Commission to Find Fair Redistricting Solutions

first_imgGovernor Wolf Creates Commission to Find Fair Redistricting Solutions November 29, 2018 Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Redistricting Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is taking action to build on the bipartisan support for making Pennsylvania’s redistricting process more fair and nonpartisan. The governor signed an executive order today establishing the bipartisan Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission and appointed David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the non-profit Committee of Seventy, as chairman.“This commission will bring together diverse experts and citizens to explore ways that Pennsylvania could use policies, technology and data to curb gerrymandering and ensure fair maps,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “There has been significant bipartisan support for bringing more fairness to this process. The goal of this commission is to hear from experts and citizens about what can be done to make this process more fair. The redistricting process should ensure every citizen’s voice is heard in our democratic process.”Executive Order 2018-07 creates the commission that will review non-partisan redistricting processes in other states that reduce gerrymandering, provide opportunities for public comment at community meetings and online, and make recommendations to the governor and legislature for a non-partisan redistrict process in Pennsylvania.“The creation of this commission is an important next step in ensuring that all Pennsylvanians have a chance to be heard on this important and fundamental question of our representative democracy,” said David Thornburgh. “I’m honored to be asked to serve and will do my best to make sure that the commission listens well, encourages a vigorous debate, and comes to conclusions that are thoughtful and fair.”The commission is comprised of 15 members, including two state senators and two state House members. The 11 members appointed by the governor include: Lee Ann Banaszak, Penn State UniversityDr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino AffairsSusan Carty, President, League of Women Voters of PennsylvaniaKathy Dahlkemper, Erie County ExecutiveCharlie Dent, Former CongressmanAmanda Holt, Lehigh County CommissionerRev. Robert Johnson, Tindley Temple United Methodist ChurchSharmain Matlock-Turner, President, Urban Affairs CoalitionWes Pegden, Carnegie Mellon UniversityDavid Thornburgh, President and CEO, Committee of SeventySecretary of the Commonwealth or designeeThe commission will engage the public, redistricting experts and other stakeholders to make holistic recommendations and emphasize the importance of having elections with integrity and fairness.Earlier this year, Governor Wolf held a series of listening sessions across Pennsylvania to hear from the public about redistricting and gerrymandering after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the state’s congressional district map. The state Supreme Court enacted a new congressional map in February.In March, the governor introduced his 21st century voting reform plan that includes same day and automatic voter registration, modernizing absentee voting, and enacting campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of special interests in Harrisburg.Governor Wolf has long advocated for improving and modernizing the election and voting process. Upon coming into office, the governor launched online voter registration. More than one million Pennsylvanians have used the system, which makes it easier to register to vote. Governor Wolf’s administration also launched a voter information texting initiative and a program to get high school seniors to register to vote.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Police drop support for bylaw banning sex workers from suburban Christchurch

first_imgStuff co.nz 26 September 2017Banning prostitutes from working in residential areas will be ineffective, difficult to enforce and no longer has police support, Christchurch City Council staff say.The declaration has enraged St Albans residents who pleaded with the council in May to regulate to stop prostitutes working outside their homes.In a letter sent to residents and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective on Monday, council chief executive Karleen Edwards and Canterbury Metro Commander Superintendent Lane Todd said developing an effective bylaw presented “significant difficulties” under current legislation.The council decided in May to consider a new clause to its public places bylaw, but only after it received a staff report on the issue in September.Edwards and Todd said in the letter, the staff report would recommend the council not pursue developing a bylaw to regulate the location of street-based sex workers.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/97210071/police-drop-support-for-bylaw-banning-sex-workers-from-suburban-christchurchResidents clash with council over sex workersNewsTalk ZB 26 September 2017A lack of indoor spaces for sex workers is one of many factors causing conflict between workers and other residents in Christchurch.Homeowners north of Bealey Ave campaigned for a bylaw to stop prostitutes loitering and making noise outside their homes.This week council staff wrote to residents to say they’re not recommending the bylaw to council.Councillor Deon Swiggs said council staff need to explain their report in person rather than simply sending a letter.READ MORE: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/christchurch-residents-clash-with-council-over-sex-workers/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Ryan Giggs sends Manchester United message about Daniel James

first_img Promoted ContentStunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable Looks The Wales international hit the ground running with three goals in his first four matches for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season, but has seen a drop off in performances as of late. James has been a mainstay in the United first-team ever since his debut but has struggled to have the same impact demonstrated upon his arrival. Some supporters have questioned James’ role in the United team as of late but his international manager has reiterated bis belief in the 22-year-old. “To make that step up to United and to have the start that he did, he’s fine. “I’ve seen quite a lot of him and he’s done fine this year. He’s played a lot of games, but that’s good. The more games you play, the better experience you will have.”Advertisement Ryan Giggs has backed Daniel James to overcome his recent struggles at Manchester United. Loading… Manchester United news and transfers LIVE Maddison and Pogba latest as Ighalo trains ahead of Chelsea fixture Odion Ighalo arrives for first Manchester United training session ahead of Chelsea fixtureWhen asked if the winger is suffering from burnout Giggs played down the suggestion and reiterated James has what it takes to be a Premier League star. He added: “No. Dan’s a tough cookie, he gets kicked. He’s played in the Championship – when you play in the Championship for a couple of seasons you are robust and you are ready for the Premier League. “When you set a standard and you just drop below it then you are open to criticism, but Dan is still doing fine. I’ve always maintained that he’s at a good club, with a good manager who will handle him right. Read Also:Leicester star Maddison wants Man Utd move “Dan is one of those players that will keep improving. Wingers, your job is score goals and make goals, that final ball, trying to get up to those double figures in goals – these are the things that wide players have got to do, and Dan will get there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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