Beloved rockers Wilco have revealed a number of new dates for their 2016 touring. On the heels of their acclaimed 2015 release Star Wars, the group has revealed a handful of dates to complement their already-busy summer tour schedule. Spanning from June 1-4, and again from August 13-30, the band will hit venues throughout the country (and Canada too!)These are the only US dates on the band’s schedule for the summer months, as the group has plans to travel throughout Europe and Asia for most of the year. With a show at Mountain Jam and more, there’s no reason to miss out.Check out the band’s schedule below (note that their Mountain Jam set is actually 6/3 and not 6/2), and head here for more details.Wilco Full Tour Schedule06-01 Charleston, WV – Clay Center *06-03 Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam06-04 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann ^06-16 Bergen, Norway – BergenFest06-17 Oslo, Norway – Norwegian Wood06-18 Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival06-19 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival06-22 Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival06-24 Kotor, Montenegro – SeaRock Festival06-26 Białystok, Poland – Halfway Festival06-29 A Coruña, Spain – Palacio de la Opera07-01 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain – Vida Festival07-02 Madrid, Spain – Jardines Del Botanico07-04 Ferrara, Italy – Piazza Castello #07-05 Rome, Italy – Villa Ada07-08 Brugge, Belgium – Cactus Festival07-10 Dublin, Ireland – Iveagh Gardens %07-23 Yuzawa, Japan – Fuji Rock08-13 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Interstellar Rodeo08-14 Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Amphitheater &08-16 Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC &08-17 St. Louis, MO – The Fabulous Fox Theatre &08-19 Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field #08-20 Minneapolis, MN – Hall’s Island #08-21 Chicago, IL – Jay Pritzker Pavilion08-30 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden10-27 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique10-28 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique10-29 Düsseldorf, Germany – New Fall Festival10-30 Stuttgart, Germany – New Fall Festival11-02 Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Koncerthuset11-03 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene11-04 Stockholm, Sweden – Annext11-05 Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany – Rolling Stone Weekender11-07 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom11-09 Utrecht, Netherlands – TrivioliVredenburg11-10 Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival11-12 Milan, Italy – Fabrique11-14 Vienna, Austria – Museumquartier11-15 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus11-16 Paris, France – Casino de Paris11-18 Manchester, England – Albert Hall11-19 London, England – O2 Brixton Academy* with Angel Olsen^ with Richard Thompson# with Kurt Vile and The Violators% with Lucinda Williams& with William Tyler
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is the hottest Grateful Dead tribute out there today, honoring the Dead’s legacy while making the songs their own, showcasing the incredible abilities of the talented band. While they usually stick to the Dead at their shows, this skilled group of veteran musicians sometimes throws a surprise tune into the set, as they did at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground this past Valentine’s Day when they pulled out a cover of The Band‘s classic “Ophelia”.As part of their ongoing “Rad Tracks” series, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has shared a pro-shot video of “Ophelia” > “Althea” from the show at Higher Ground, shot and edited by Foggy Notions Productions. Check it out below:Fans of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead can come see Joe Russo and Scott Metzger perform at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd! This one-day festival brings together once-in-a-lifetime collaborations by members of your favorite bands. This year’s artist lineup also includes Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company), Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood), Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident), Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Alan Evans (Soulive), Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Roosevelt Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Skerik, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Holly Bowling, and many more, as well as special showcase sets from RIPE and Organ Freeman. The event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Visit the event website for the full lineup, and to purchase tickets before they’re all gone!
Harvard freshman Janell Holloway of Matthews House was among the select few invited to Wednesday’s (Jan. 27) State of the Union speech. Holloway, a Washington, D.C., resident who was an intern last summer in the D.C. Scholars program, watched the speech from first lady Michelle Obama’s box.The Harvard Gazette asked Holloway about her experience. Below is an edited version of that conversation:Q. When did you get invited to sit with the first lady, and how did that come about?A. About a week ago. My old boss called me and asked, “Janell, what are you doing next Wednesday?” I said, “I’m going back to school because the first day of class was Monday.” She said, “Well the first lady has invited you to sit in her box for the State of the Union address. Can you get a flight back here?” Immediately after that, I called my parents. They booked me a flight, and everything just sort of happened really fast after that.Q. Did you fly down just for the day, and were there other events involved?A. I flew down Tuesday night right after my classes. [On Wednesday,] two hours before we had to go to White House, we went to the U.S. Department of Education and met [Secretary of Education] Arne Duncan.Q. You went to the White House and then the Capitol?A. We went to the White House first. We had a little reception, and we got to bring one guest. I brought my dad, Jim Holloway. [There were] mostly staffers there, and then the first lady came just before she had to get ready to go. She came by to say hello and thanked us and kind of told us what to expect.Q. How was the speech itself?A. The speech was cool. It was kind of funny because whenever he said something really important, they started clapping. Sometimes they clapped so loud you couldn’t hear everything he said. It was interesting to see how they interacted. He threw in a few ad libs and some little jokes, and that was cool too. It was never a dull moment. It was a great speech. It was really amazing.Q. Did you interact with other people in the box?A. On the van ride over there, we talked to a lot of the people going into the box. Everybody was there for a different reason. The mayor of Oklahoma City was there. There were a few military personnel there. It was pretty interesting. Once we were in the box, while members of House were talking on the floor, we were talking. Even during the speech, when he made interesting points, you heard a few people making comments.Q. Did you get to interact at all with the first lady during the speech?A. Not during the speech. During the reception and afterward, we were able to take pictures with her and the president. We each got a picture with her and the president.Q. Where is it now?A. I think they’re mailing it to us.Q. How would you describe her?A. She’s actually really tall. I didn’t realize she was so tall. She’s very personable, very nice. She seems really down to earth. She’s really funny. What you see on TV isn’t fake.Q. Do you know what you’re going to study here at Harvard?A. I’m thinking of science, but haven’t made a decision yet.Q. Has this experience made an impact on you?A. When I first received the call, I was really excited but … it wasn’t until I talked to my parents and saw how they reacted that I realized how big a deal this is. Actually being in the room and seeing how people interacted with each other and the way he [Obama] presented himself and made his points was a really big deal. And being part of history, that had a big impact on me. I think meeting them, seeing how down to earth they are, how calm he is, how honorable, how accessible, despite the criticism he gets, I think is very inspirational. It was a totally amazing experience.Q. Did you come up to Cambridge this morning?A. I woke up and caught a 7:30 a.m. flight.
The rest of the economy may fuss about export deficits or celebrate small successes.Farm exports, though, are basking in the big win: the 36th year of surpluses and a 10percent increase in international sales.A U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate puts the ag export dollar value at $60billion in 1996, more than double since 1985.”We are the world’s largest exporter of farm products,” said Bill Mizelle, aneconomist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “We account for 23percent of all agricultural trade in the world.”Agriculture depends on those export dollars for 23 percent of its gross cash receipts.”For the overall economy, exports account for 11 percent of sales,” Mizellesaid. “So agriculture is twice as dependent on exports as the rest of theeconomy.”The No. 1 buyer is Japan, which spent $10 billion on U.S. farm products last year.Sales broke records in other Asian markets, including Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.In fact, China became agriculture’s biggest growth market, Mizelle said. Sales leaped175 percent to $2.4 billion.”We are the most competitive nation in the world in agricultural products,”Mizelle said. “We export things we’re good at (like cotton, peanuts and grains). Andwe bring in coffee, bananas and other items.”Many of our farm imports are either products we don’t grow or they’re grown whenwe’re not in season,” he said. “Trade helps improve the standard of living ofthe overall population. As incomes increase, people can buy even more.”The overall picture is positive. But markets for some crops fluctuate. The EconomicResearch Service figures Florida’s fresh winter vegetable market dropped from 57 percentin 1991-92 to 36 percent a year ago.”>Imports of horticultural products from Mexico are certainly up,” Mizellesaid. “But it’s not directly related to any increased production for exports (onMexico’s part).”When the peso was devalued, the Mexican domestic economy collapsed, so consumerdemand was reduced,” he said. “So our products, which normally would have goneto them, didn’t get sold. And their products, which would have been sold there, wereshipped to us.”We’ve had problems with spring freezes, too,” he said. “So Mexico hastaken advantage of our market, which added insult to injury for Florida.”Georgia agriculture depends on the export market, too. Although they don’t have exactfigures, Extension economists said many Georgia farm products are streaming out of theports of Savannah and Mobile.Extension economist Don Shurley said Georgia’s giant cotton crop goes worldwide. Lastyear Georgia grew 2 million bales, 10 percent of the U.S. crop.”Nationally we exported 9.4 million bales of the ’94 crop,”Shurley said.”That was 48 percent of the crop. This year, USDA’s latest projections are that ourexports will be 7.4 million bales. That’s down 2 million bales from last year. But it’sstill 41 percent of our total crop.”The dip in sales is attributed to a rise in world production, including in China, whichlowered imports of U.S. cotton.”Many people expect export figures for cotton to be higher than the USDA’sestimate,” Shurley said. “China has been a buyer in recent weeks. We’ve gotcommitments for almost 8 million bales, so it’s possible we’ll do better than thatestimate.”George Shumaker, an Extension economist in grains, said wheat exports for the ’95 cropare strong. He predicts they’ll stay strong for the ’96 crop. Soybean exports are strong,too, with estimates slightly up from last year.”What’s surprising is currently soybeans are worth about $1.75 a bushel more thanthey were the previous year,” Shumaker said. “So even at higher prices, we’restill competitive.Corn exports were up “just a little bit from ’94,” Shumaker said.”Again, we’re selling more bushels at much higher prices, which is extremelypositive.”
December 15, 2002 Regular News John Marshall Award nominations sought John Marshall Award nominations sought The American Bar Association Justice Center is seeking nominations for the 2003 John Marshall Award, honoring an individual who has made a positive national impact on the justice system.The award was established in 2001 to honor John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, who is credited with establishing the independence of the judiciary and enhancing its moral authority. The inaugural award was presented to former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who is now serving under President George W. Bush as director of the Homeland Security Office. Last year’s award was presented to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.Nominees may be nonlawyers. Eligibility is open to any individual responsible for extraordinary improvement to the administration of justice.“commemorating Chief Justice John Marshall, the award brings appropriate distinction and recognition to an individual who is committed to improving justice,” said U.S. District Judge Norma L. Shapiro of Philadelphia, chair of the Justice Center Coordinating Council. “The ABA seeks nominees who have worked actively and creatively to ensure that our justice system is responsive to the needs of all Americans, because public confidence in our courts is vital in our democracy.”Nominations should include a resume or biographical sketch, description of the contribution or impact, letters of support (limit five), the name of the nominator(s), and any other pertinent information. Nominations should be sent, by March 14, to the ABA Justice Center, John Marshall Award, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Ill. 60611, or fax to (312) 988-5709. For more information call (312) 988-5700 or visit www.abanet.org/justicecenter/.
by: Daniel McCoyThe Kansas Credit Union Association said in a joint news release with its counterpart in Missouri that the two organizations are exploring a merger.The end result, the release said, would improve the service the combined entity could offer members.A joint task force from both states has met for the past three months on the potential consolidation. A business plan to take to the associations’ membership for approval will be crafted over the next few months. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
There are numerous examples of companies that did not adjust to the changes in their industries that are no longer with us. Kodak, Border Books and Blockbuster come to mind. One disruptor has been so effective, their name is now used as a verb in describing the effect, getting “Uber-ed” referring to losing your market to a disruptor with little capital investment. In hindsight, the disruption to these business models was obvious yet companies did not act in time. It is human nature to be in denial when dramatic change is required, but change is often required to survive. Netflix changed from a DVD delivery model to an online streaming model and they have flourished.Credit unions are at such an inflection point today. In the 1930’s credit unions were the disrupters. In those days, people had very limited choices to obtain financial services. You had to be within a short travel distance from a financial institution. Credit unions provided reasonably priced services to common folks. They were service oriented. Credit unions did so through a collaborative model. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf April 08, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016 The Blog, Weekly Update This week, Governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf’s executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden to launch the “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of Action. This spring, the Week of Action is being held from April 3-9, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thousands of young people across the country will host and participate in events designed to not only raise awareness about the campaign but also continue to work to foster a culture of consent.Governor Wolf also continued to call on the General Assembly to pass government reform legislation and a statewide minimum wage hike.Monday, 4/4/16 Governor Wolf Announces 147 Jobs with New ContactUS Facility in Fayette CountyGovernor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Encourages Harrisburg Legislators to Raise the Minimum Wage Statewide in YardleyTuesday, 4/5/16 Governor Wolf Joins Vice President Biden to Launch “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of ActionGovernor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionWednesday, 4/6/16Governor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionGovernor Wolf to Sign Non-Discrimination Executive OrdersWolf Administration Announces Sutphen East Corporation Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Wayne CountyThursday, 4/7/16 Governor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Makes Remarks at the AFL-CIO ConventionWith Legislation Stalled, Governor Wolf Expands Non-Discrimination Protections for State Workers, ContractorsGovernor Wolf Statement on Aramark AnnouncementFriday, 4/8/16At Allegheny County League of Municipalities Conference, Governor Wolf Warns of Fiscal Cliff Facing PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Tech Met Expansion, New Jobs in Washington CountyHighlights from The Blog:GUEST BLOG: Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in PennsylvaniaBLOG: Harrisburg Republican anti-choice bill is an attack on womenBLOG: Leaked Emails Expose Republican Plan to Cut Education to Balance BudgetBLOG: Non-discrimination executive orders are a first step in protecting PennsylvaniansBLOG: How Education Funding Is Being Distributed This YearBLOG: Pennsylvania’s legislature is behind other states on this important issue (again)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (Round-Up)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Andrew Benton has left State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) barely 18 months after joining the $2.7trn (€2.3trn) fund manager, IPE has learned.Benton, who joined in March 2017 as head of UK institutional business, departed last week, according to sources close to the firm.SSGA declined to comment and Benton could not be reached by IPE.Benton joined the firm to replace Mark McNulty, who had held top roles at SSGA from 2006 until the end of 2016. Benton had previously led international sales and client service at Baring Asset Management. State Street has reshuffled its European leadership over the past 12 months, bringing in Miles O’Connor – former head of institutional for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Schroders – to a newly created sales role in January this year.In July 2017, the company announced that Mike Karpik, who had led its asset management arm in the EMEA region since 2012, would leave after a 19-year State Street career. He handed the chief executive role to Cuan Coulter, former chief compliance officer for the global State Street Corporation.On Friday, the company announced its profit had risen 13% in the third quarter of the year, with total revenue increasing by 3.7% to $2.95bn. Credit: Garrett A WoolmanState Street Corporation’s headquarters, Boston, Massachusetts
The multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG released a new study analyzing the availability and costs of Liquefied Bio Methane (LBM) and Liquefied Synthetic Methane (LSM) and the potential to contribute to future decarbonization for the shipping industry. The biomass resources from which LBM can be produced are globally available. The availability of LSM will be dependent on the future build-out of renewable electricity capacity and therefore relies on investment within this space. This will also be a key driver within the development of other synthetic fuels reliant on renewable electricity, such as green hydrogen and ammonia. The study concludes that both could become available in sufficient quantities to make a contribution towards future decarbonization for the shipping industry and that the costs need not be significantly higher than those of other low- and zero-carbon fuels. “In combination, the studies we have commissioned definitely proves that, through LBM and LSM, LNG offers a clear pathway to net zero-carbon emissions from shipping while also future-proofing ship owners’ investments,” Keller said. “The shipping industry faces unprecedented challenges if it is to meet the IMO’s decarbonization targets,” commented Peter Keller, chairman, SEA-LNG. Further, the growing LNG-fueled fleet could use LBM or LSM without requiring major modifications, and the existing supply infrastructure will remain fit for bunkering purposes with either fuel. The production costs of LBM and LSM could be broadly comparable to other renewable fuels like green hydrogen and ammonia. Analysis of the global sustainable biomass resource shows that biomethane from energy crops, agricultural residues, forestry products and residues could significantly exceed the global total energy demand of the maritime sector. The sustainable potential for LBM could be substantially higher in 2050 compared to 2030, even when excluding aquatic biomass, which has the potential to play a dominant role in the long term. Dagmar Nelissen (CE Delft), said, “Based on an extensive review of the global availability of biomass, and the maturity of technologies to produce biomethane and synthetic methane, we conclude that, in principle, sufficient amounts could be produced to fuel the shipping sector. However, other sectors are also likely to demand methane, and there needs to be significant investments in production capacity.” The study explores the potential availability and cost of LBM and LSM produced from renewable electricity with the aim of providing industry-leading, timely, and proven analysis to support the growing case for LBM and LSM in driving forward LNG as a decarbonization solution towards 2030, 2050, and beyond, SEA-LNG said. Compared to those fuels, LBM and LSM have the advantage that they can be transported, stored and bunkered, utilizing existing and technically matured LNG infrastructure. The study was conducted by independent research and consultancy organization CE Delft and commissioned by SEA-LNG. He further noted that by investing in LNG-fuelled vessels now, ship owners can realize immediate GHG benefits – up to 21 percent on a Well-to-Wake basis and 28 percent, Tank-to-Wake, including the impact of methane emissions. These LNG-based assets can use non-fossil fuel methane such as LBM and LSM with little to no modifications. As LBM and LSM become available at scale, the carbon-free future will become reality. The findings are that both LBM and LSM are scalable solutions for the maritime sector, with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future, and likely to be commercially competitive relative to other low- and zero-carbon fuels. Image courtesy of MAN