For fans in Colorado, make sure to head to the Funky Mother release party and Color Red launch party at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on September 28th. The evening will find Analog Son joined by String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann in addition to performances by Matador! Soul Sounds, Quantic, Congo Sanchez, and The Color Red All-Stars featuring members of Sunsquabi, Thievery Corporation, and more.VIP packages for the launch party are available now, with VIPs receiving a five-piece vinyl collection featuring Color Red artists including Analog Son, Matador! Soul Sounds, WDR (a new trio featuring Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts, and Adam Deitch), and more. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, head here. Analog Son is a fan-favorite funk act out of Colorado led by guitarist Jordan Linit and bassist Josh Fairman. On September 28th, the high-energy eight-piece will release their fourth full-length studio album, Funky Mother, on Color Red, the new label and content platform founded by The New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts. Also produced by Roberts, Funky Mother was recorded and engineered at Scanhope Sound, a Denver-area studio owned by Analog Son bassist and co-leader Josh Fairman.Analog Son has always been a progressive, forward-thinking funk act, offering up dynamic compositions, captivating live shows, and a tight, dialed-in sound. In the past, the band has used a Steely Dan-esque approach to recording albums, with Linit and Fairman calling on a rotating cast of musicians to join them in the studio. Past collaborators range from Ivan Neville to String Cheese Incident’s Jason Hann.However, for Funky Mother, Analog Son switched up their approach, solidifying a recording lineup featuring Devon Parker and Ashley Niven (vocals), Eric Luba (keyboards), George Horn (drums), Will Trask (percussion), Mike Chiesa (tenor saxophone), and Gabe Mervine (trumpet). Despite this, Analog Son’s new album still highlights a number of special guest artists, with members of Thievery Corporation, Kneebody, The Motet, and Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics all represented.As Jordan Linit explained in a statement, “Utilizing our core group of musicians in the studio, we’ve been able to incorporate live intricacies into the composition and showcase everyone’s character who’s in the core band. Their musical personalities are starting to come through in the studio and reflect what people have come to expect in the live show.”Added Josh Fairman, “This record has a more refined sound. We’ve been playing together for long enough now where we’ve developed more of a unique sound—as opposed to just being funky, it actually sounds like our band.”Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the second single off Analog Son’s forthcoming new album, a track titled “CTI”. “CTI” is a feast for the ears for music lovers. The song showcases Analog Son’s easy, in-the-pocket grooves and rich, complex melodies, and features propulsive horn lines and a standout solo crafted by Gabe Mervine, former trumpeter for The Motet. The song pays tribute to the legendary jazz label by the same name, CTI Records, whose roster included a number of jazz greats who blurred the lines between traditional jazz and other popular music, such as George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Ron Carter, and others. Gaining its name after producer Eddie Roberts noted that the tune had “a kind of CTI vibe,” the song shows Analog Son in peak form.Noted Josh Fairman,“CTI” was really fun track. We wrote it in the studio and laid it down the whole time thinking, “this sounds classic.” At some point, Eddie is like, “This sounds like CTI” and the name stuck. It’s an honor for us to pay this kind of homage, as the artists on the CTI label were some of the best musicians around. They helped create the road Analog Son travels every time we get to together and play. This track is a reflection of their influence on us directly and indirectly.You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of Analog Son’s “CTI” for yourself below. If you like what you hear, make sure to snag a copy of the band’s new album, Funky Mother, when it’s released on September 28th—you can pre-order the album on vinyl or digitally here, with fans who pre-order instantly receiving two tracks.
In a heartfelt ceremony at First Parish in Cambridge, the Harvard students and alumni who led the effort to open a student-run overnight shelter for homeless youth in Harvard Square announced that it is set to open next month, as winter weather nears.Sam Greenberg ’14 and Sarah Rosenkrantz ’14, who work full time as co-directors of the shelter, thanked all those who helped the project, which they began in 2013, become a reality.“Thank you for making us the people we wanted to be,” said Greenberg as the crowd of 500 who packed the church’s sanctuary on Friday afternoon broke into applause.Located in the basement of First Parish, a Unitarian Universalist church, the shelter aims to be a safe space for those between the ages of 18 and 24. It will include 22 beds that are gender-neutral. Officials said it’s the nation’s first student-run overnight shelter specifically set aside for that age group.Harvard students will run the shelter. Isabelle Yang ’17, whose concentration is in chemistry, is one of them. As the shelter’s student director, she’ll make sure it’s well-staffed. On any given day, she said, there will be 21 students working during dinner or breakfast shifts, in the evening and overnight. To get the place up and running, about 150 students volunteers per year are needed.Yang will work Saturday nights at the shelter. “I can’t imagine a better way to spend my weekend,” she said.Called Y2Y Harvard Square, a program of the Phillips Brooks House Association, a nonprofit public service organization at Harvard, the project was funded with $1.3 million. The project value is close to $2 million, said Greenberg, but donations helped reduce the cost.Elizabeth Warren (left) commended Greenberg and Rosenkrantz on their work. “They saw a problem and they found a way to fix it,” she said. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerU.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the keynote speaker, talked about how the shelter meets a need.“Nationwide, we have 39,000 homeless youth on any given night in this country,” said Warren. “An estimated 20 to 40 percent of those youth are LGBTQ, and that means it’s a pretty tough street out there.”Warren commended Greenberg and Rosenkrantz for taking the initiative to solve a problem they encountered while they were at Harvard. Both graduated last year, Rosenkrantz in social and cognitive neuroscience and Greenberg in history and literature.“They saw a problem and they found a way to fix it,” Warren said. “They had a vision, led by example and gathered people around it. It’s together that we make each other stronger.”Calling the project a “true community effort,” Rosenkrantz and Greenberg thanked a long list of people, from construction companies to city officials to advocates for the homeless. With the opening slated for December, they said, the real work starts now.
The INTERNATIONAL SAILING SCHOOL & CLUB has commissioned it’s 25th season of excellence in sail education. Located at 511 West Lakeshore Drive in Colchester, Vermont; thousands have discovered the sport of sailing with our 2 & 5 day instructional programs. Lake Champlain is a sailor’s paradise nestled between the Adirondacks & Green Mountains; Vermont’s best kept secret!!Curriculum has grown to 20 different courses for the beginning to advanced sailor. Applicable for all ages; 8 to 80; sailing is truly a life long sport — an ideal environment for family quality time. Our fleet of sailboats has expanded to accommodate our popular INTERNATIONAL SAILING CLUB. Members can sail every day without owning a boat aboard a fleet of 30 sailing craft ranging in size from 13 to 27 feet. From dinghies to pocket cruisers; we have an assortment of new membership options — racing only, beach boat only as well as weekly & monthly memberships. Rates vary as per membership; but are extremely attractive when compared to boat ownership expense. Check us out on the web at www.vermontsailingschool.com(link is external) or call Robin Doyle @ (802) 864-9065 or e-mail: [email protected](link sends e-mail)Discover the sailing lifestyle this summer!!! It’s a lifetime sport the whole family can enjoy.
Subsidy-free renewable energy development undercuts arguments for new fossil fuel generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:For years, wind and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts.Today, renewable energy is so cheap that the handouts they once needed are disappearing.On sun-drenched fields across Spain and Italy, developers are building solar farms without subsidies or tax-breaks, betting they can profit without them. In China, the government plans to stop financially supporting new wind farms. And in the U.S., developers are signing shorter sales contracts, opting to depend on competitive markets for revenue once the agreements expire.The developments have profound implications for the push to phase out fossil fuels and slow the onset of climate change. Electricity generation and heating account for 25% of global greenhouse gases. As wind and solar demonstrate they can compete on their own against coal- and natural gas-fired plants, the economic and political arguments in favor of carbon-free power become harder and harder to refute.“The training wheels are off,” said Joe Osha, an equity analyst at JMP Securities. “Prices have declined enough for both solar and wind that there’s a path toward continued deployment in a post-subsidy world.”The reason, in short, is the subsidies worked. After decades of quotas, tax breaks and feed-in-tariffs, wind and solar have been deployed widely enough for manufacturers and developers to become increasingly efficient and drive down costs. The cost of wind power has fallen about 50% since 2010. Solar has dropped 85%. That makes them cheaper than new coal and gas plants in two-thirds of the world, according to BloombergNEF.More: Solar and wind power so cheap they’re outgrowing subsidies
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The UK’s biggest pension fund, the government-backed National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) scheme with nine million members, is to begin divesting from fossil fuels in what climate campaigners have hailed as a landmark move for the industry.The fund will ban investments in any companies involved in coal mining, oil from tar sands and arctic drilling. But the move puts Nest – a public corporation of the Department for Work and Pensions – potentially at odds with the current pensions minister, Guy Opperman, who earlier this month condemned divestment as “counterproductive”.Nest, which handles much of the pensions of workers saving under the government’s “auto enrolment” scheme, will shift £5.5bn into “climate aware” investments as it anticipates a green economic recovery from coronavirus.The ban will mean that some of the world’s biggest mining companies, such as BHP, can never be part of Nest’s share holdings, as long they derive profits from digging coal. It said it will sell its final holdings in BHP by 3 August. Nest will also seek to reduce its carbon-intensive holdings, such as with the traditional oil giants, while investing more money in renewable energy infrastructure.Nest still has relatively little money under management – around £12.2bn – but it is expected to become a mammoth player in the industry as the savings from millions of workers pour into its coffers in the coming decades.Nest is hesitant about describing its new policy as a full divestment programme. It said it remained interested in oil companies that were transitioning from carbon-based fuels to green energy and renewable technology and that it would use its muscle to challenge them and push for stricter targets.[Patrick Collinson and Jillian Ambrose]More: UK’s biggest pension fund begins fossil fuels divestment U.K.’s biggest pension fund to divest from fossil fuels
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ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Newly-elected mayor Endicott, Linda Jackson, is sharing her plans for her first term in office.The Republican says she believes her ideas can help give Endicott the spark it needs, especially with downtown soon receiving $10 million from a revitalization grant.”We are going to be redoing the streets, the sidewalks. This place looks very old,” said Jackson.Jackson says her first order of business is to increase security for residents.”Our police chief right now is writing a couple more codes for us. He has been getting very involved. He’s got some things he wants to clean up in the village,” said Jackson.She also says she wants to take steps to boost the economy, from welcoming new businesses and jobs to also welcoming Binghamton University graduate students to live in the area.”If we can offer them more and we can get housing for these graduate students. Harvey Stenger wants them safe and he thinks this could be nice. We might get him to bring the blue bus to Endicott,” said Jackson.Jackson also addressed rumors she says has been spreading throughout the village about village jobs being cut under her watch.”People shouldn’t have to live worrying about their jobs. So there are absolutely no jobs and no services being eliminated. Anyone that is leaving the employment of the village of Endicott is doing so at their own choice. You know the mayor is retiring, his lawyer is retiring. I’m not firing anybody,” said Jackson.Jackson says she wants to hear from residents as well to make Endicott a better place for everyone.”Things are going to be extremely transparent. There is going to be absolutely no closed door meetings. Everything is open to the public and it will be publicized. We have a new media service so that everyone knows what is going on. We are involving the public in everything we can do,” said Jackson.Jackson also tells 12 News that Democratic Trustee and her former Democratic political opponent for mayor, Cheryl Chapman, will serve as Deputy Mayor for the first six months of Jackson’s term.Jackson will take office on January 1, 2020.There will be a neighborhood watch meeting at the American Legion on Maple Street in Endicott December 12 at 7 p.m.Jackson says all Endicott residents are invited to give their questions, ideas and concerns for the future of Endicott.
Delaware County Sheriff Craig S. DuMond says he has “full and complete confidence” in the two’s abilities to do their job. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office announced the graduations of Eli the German Shepherd and Deputy Sheriff Kyle Karcher from the K9 Narcotics Detector School in Goshen, N.Y. The announcement was made Monday morning. After eight weeks of training, Eli and his handler, Deputy Karcher, are certified to enforce the official duties of a K9 team in New York. “Today is a very proud day for Deputy Karcher, K9 Eli and all the members of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. Their professional and dedicated service to the people of Delaware County are a credit to their team and the Office of Sheriff,” he said in an official press release sent to 12 News. RELATED: Delaware County Sheriff announces new K9, handler joining its ranks K9 Eli and Deputy Karcher will spend spring 2020 training for discipline, handler protection and tracking.
London’s 32 public sector pension funds have £36bn in investable assets between them The London CIV – the asset pooling vehicle for the UK capital’s local government pension schemes (LGPS) – has selected StepStone to be its first infrastructure manager.According to local council documents seen by IPE, the infrastructure fund is currently raising money from the 32 London borough pension funds that make up the pool’s client base.The first close is scheduled for 1 April, with subsequent closes slated for 1 September 2019 and 1 April 2020.The infrastructure launch was initially slated for last year but was paused following a wide-ranging review of the London CIV’s structure, operations and governance. The new fund will invest between 50% and 70% in European assets with a UK focus, according to documents circulated to prospective investors.StepStone can invest up to 20% of the fund in greenfield assets, and can accommodate direct investments and co-investments.The fund will target a net return of 8-10% a year with a target cash yield of 4-6% a year.StepStone is a global private markets specialist that runs money across private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and other real assets categories.According to its website, the company has deployed roughly $20bn (€18bn) in infrastructure investments via funds and co-investments.A consultation document from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published in January stated that the LGPS funds should “set an ambition on investment” in infrastructure.It added: “The government expects pool companies to provide the capability and capacity for pools over time to move towards levels of infrastructure investment similar to overseas pension funds of comparable aggregate size.”Since its launch in 2016, the London CIV has pooled roughly £17.4bn (€20.4bn) of the total £36bn assets held by London’s LGPS funds.
LocalNews Calypso Hall of Fame honors Calypsonians by: – February 9, 2012 Share Tweet Share Photo credit: epthinking.blogspot.comFour stalwart Calypsonians and one local band are among the 2012 Calypso Hall of Fame inductees who are scheduled to receive their award on Wednesday evening.The Calypso Hall of Fame was organized with a view to honor persons who have made significant contributions to the structure of the art form on the island. There are three categories of awards which are; Hall of Fame Inductee, Hall of Fame Recognition Award and Honorary mention.The awardees have been selected based on the following criterion;(1) Longevity/Consistency(2) Achievement(s)(a) Calypso Monarchy(b) Road March Titles(c) National and Regional Kaiso/Soca Crowns, awards and recognition.(d) Junior Kaiso Titles(e) Kaiso Industries(f) Academic and Cultural accomplishment(s)(g) Business and Commerce with relations to Kaiso or Soca.(h) Teaching of the Kaiso art form(i) Promotion of the art form of Kaiso(j) Support to the art form(3) Overall impact on Humanity(a) How recognizable is the candidate(s)(b) Song(s) of the ages, especially if materials are written, composed,arranged, produced and performed by the individual calypsonian.(c) Dedication to the arts and integrity in the practice of Kaiso.d) Has the individual impacted or changed the art form (positively) inany way(e) New creations or standards set (cite examples)The Swinging Stars band, Clive “Hurricane” Jean-Jacques, Vaughn “King Shakey” James, Pat “Musician” Aaron and Gregg “Breaker” Bannis are the Hall of Fame Inductees.The candidates who were confirmed to receive the Hall of Fame Recognition Award are Urban Harrigan, who will awarded posthumously, Bernard “Rabbit” Alexander and reigning monarch Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier.While the candidates for Honorary Mention are June “Sandy” Norde, Juliana “Jah Lee” Alfred, Myrtle “Yakima” Massicott, Edna “Lady Edna” Laronde, and Tarina “Tarina” Simon.A Hall of Fame Concert has also been organized and will take place on Saturday February 11th at the Harlem Plaza.The concert will feature the Swinging Stars Band, the other inductees/awardees, local Calypsonians and Makisha “Queen Makisha” Gordon reigning Calypso Monarch in the British Virgin Islands.Tickets cost $20.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and the proceeds will go towards defraying the cost of hosting the event.The 2012 Hall of Fame adjudicators were, Ossie Lewis, Alvin Knight, Edgar Hunter, Daryl Bobb and Alex Bruno – Coordinator. The first Dominica Calypso “Kaiso” Hall of Fame Ceremony was held in 2008 and the next Dominica Calypso “Kaiso” Hall of Fame & Concert will be held in 2016.Dominica Vibes News Share 43 Views no discussions Sharing is caring!