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first_imgJamtronica pioneers Lotus had a busy year in 2018, and will continue their momentum with another big year ahead of them. In early December, the band released a brand new album, Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light. Frames Per Second is a sprawling, all-instrumental 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material as well as songs the band had been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light.Along with the album itself, Lotus released a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary showcases Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio, highlighting the band’s ever-evolving style over their 20-year career.As guitarist Mike Rempel told Live For Live Music last year, “When I look at the way my life has unfolded, I mostly just feel gratitude. With all these years under our belt, we’ve been able to cultivate a musical intelligence or intuitive capacity that wasn’t possible in the early years. When we are accessing it, it’s very powerful. That capacity for intuitive musical communication is a result of all those years, and it’s amazing and beautiful and fun.”In April, Lotus will head out on a run of tour dates in support of Frames Per Second. That 8-date jaunt will culminate in a headlining blowout at Morrison, CO’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The five-piece band consisting of Mike Greenfield (drums), Jesse Miller (bass, sampler), Luke Miller (guitar, keys), Mike Rempel (guitar), and Chuck Morris (percussion) has tapped an impressive support lineup for their Red Rocks bash including experimental electronic duo Ghostland Observatory, Denver-native electronic producer Jade Cicada, and Colorado’s own jam favorites Magic Beans.The band’s previous Red Rocks performances have produced some explosively creative results, ultimately pushing the band to release full-show pro-shot video of the magic that ensued at their 2016 and 2017 headlining performances along with some pretty cool behind-the-scenes backstage b-roll.Lotus – “Arupa” / “Umbilical Moonrise” – Red Rocks – 9/16/2017[Video: Lotus]Prior to Lotus’ Red Rocks Amphitheatre show, the band looks forward to throwing down a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); Harrisburg, PA’s Club XL (4/18); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and an intimate show at Denver’s Summit. The quintet will also make summer festival appearances at Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival and The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA.Tickets for the majority of Lotus’ upcoming shows—including their headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre show on April 27th—are still on sale here, so grab your tickets before it’s too late!For a full list of Lotus’ upcoming tour dates and more information, head to the band’s website.Lotus Upcoming Tour Dates:4/4/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/5/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/6/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/18/2019 – Harrisburg, PA | Club XL4/19/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/20/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/26/2019 – Denver, CO | Summit4/27/2019 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre^6/6/2019-6/9/2019 – Stephentown, NY | Disc Jam Music Festival7/25/2019-7/28/2019 – Scranton, PA | The Peach Music Festival^with special guests Ghostland Observatory, Jade Cicada, Magic BeansView Tour Dateslast_img read more


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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:A Nordic hedge fund worth more than $90bn (£68.6bn) has dumped its stocks in some of the world’s biggest oil companies and miners responsible for lobbying against climate action.Storebrand, a Norwegian asset manager, divested from miner Rio Tinto as well as US oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron as part of a new climate policy targeting companies that use their political clout to block green policies.The investor is one of many major financial institutions divesting from polluting industries, but is understood to be the first to dump shares in companies which use their influence to slow the pace of climate actionJan Erik Saugestad, the chief executive of Storebrand, said corporate lobbying activity designed to undermine solutions to “the greatest risks facing humanity” is “simply unacceptable”.Storebrand will also divest from German chemicals company BASF and US electricity supplier Southern Company for lobbying against climate regulation, and a string of companies that derive more than 5% of their revenues from coal or oil sands.“We need to accelerate away from oil and gas without deflecting attention on to carbon offsetting and carbon capture and storage. Renewable energy sources like solar and wind power are readily available alternatives,” he said. “The Exxons and Chevrons of the world are holding us back,” he added. “This initial move does not mean that BP, Shell, Equinor and other oil and gas majors can rest easy and continue with business as usual, even though they are performing relatively better than US oil majors.”Saugestad said he expects Storebrand’s investor peers will follow its lead in divesting from companies that support anti-climate lobbying “as part of a logical progression in global fossil fuel divestment”.[Jillian Ambrose]More: Major investment firm dumps Exxon, Chevron and Rio Tinto stock Norway’s Storebrand divests ExxonMobil, Chevron stock due to climate inactionlast_img read more


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first_img A Colombian Air Force (FAC) helicopter crashed in the northern part of the country on April 30, leaving 13 dead, seven Military personnel and six police officers, while the cause of the accident is not yet known, a statement by the Military branch announced. According to a FAC statement, “all occupants [in the aircraft accident] died. Members of the Colombian Air Force and the National Police were being transported on board.” The report specified that the helicopter, a Bell 212 with registration FAC 4020 and assigned to the 3rd Combat Air Command, was transporting five Air Force officers and two non-commissioned officers, as well as one police non-commissioned officer and five patrolmen. The report added that the aircraft was travelling between the city of Barranquilla, the capital of the department of Atlántico, and the town of Caucasia, “on a transport mission for the planning and implementation of an operation by the Nudo Paramillo Task Force.” “The Air Force has sent an inspection commission to the site of the events, with the aim of moving forward on the corresponding investigation and determining the causes of the accident,” it added. By Dialogo May 02, 2012last_img read more


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first_imgGovernment agencies and the defense industrial base are constantly up against insider threats. But with a comprehensive insider threat program, there are ways you can protect your organization, employees and contractors — as discussed in our recent Insider Threat Insight Guide.Malicious insider threat poses the largest riskIn 2019, employee negligence accounted for the majority of insider threat events. And yet, malicious insider threat events — whose average cost per incident is 40% higher — accounted for 60% of the total average cost for the year. It’s clear that protecting your organization from these threats is vital to keeping your reputation and financial health intact.Financial security is a crucial risk factor for insider threatWhile predicting malicious insider threat is indeed very difficult, recent research applying a critical path method to such incidents identified four key risk factors that precipitate a hostile insider risk act. One of these factors, ‘stressors,’ include personal, professional and financial. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more


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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsOnce again Long Islanders have to confront the possibility that a hurricane may slam across our shores, leaving destruction in its wake. In the days before the storm hits, homeowners can take important steps to prepare their property in order to minimize the damage, and, if repairs are needed in the storm’s aftermath, to ensure that they’re not too costly or time consuming.As we know firsthand at Alure Home Improvements, it’s never too early to prepare your home and your family for severe weather before the strong winds blow and the heavy rains fall.We recommend you follow these tips and heed the advice from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center:In case you lose power or are trapped in your home for a few days, you’ll want to have all your supplies in an easy-to-find, safe container that ideally is water proof. Make sure you have dry food that you can prepare when there’s no power, enough clean water for everyone in the household to drink for a couple of days, a battery-powered radio, a working flashlight and a first-aid kit. Also, stock up on any necessary prescriptions or medications in case the pharmacies are closed after the storm. Another important tip is to make sure your cell phones are fully charged when severe weather is in the forecast.Before the storm comes, make sure you understand how much risk of flooding your home could face. Talk to your emergency management office or your local officials to get informed.Keep your important phone numbers handy so you can contact them in the event of an emergency. Don’t wait until there’s damage to your records to call your insurance company. Make sure you can reach your local law enforcement officials—especially if someone in your household is elderly and infirm, on life support, or there are newborns, infants and toddlers who might need special attention in case of an evacuation. If the government tells you to evacuate, don’t hesitate. We saw what happened to people who thought they could wait out Superstorm Sandy and panicked when they couldn’t take it. Get ready to leave at a moment’s notice with everything you’ll need to live away from your home for a few days. Talk to your family about your contingency plans. And learn your evacuation route by heart, if you have the time. Pay attention to the weather forecasts so you’re prepared. Being prepared is the best defense. Don’t blow it off! Take official warnings seriously.For less severe weather outbreaks, the biggest risk to your house will come from the torrents of rain. If your gutters aren’t clean and your roof is clogged with debris, then water can pool up quickly and cause leaks or even collapses. Now is the time to clean out your gutters and test your drainage system. If it needs more extensive work, consult an exterior designer about new roofing and drainage options. Once the storm hits, it will be too late.High winds can knock down trees and take down power lines. You may want to consider pruning problematic trees around your house if time allows. But what you definitely should do is make sure that all your outdoor furniture and backyard items are firmly tied down, put away, and stowed in your garage if possible. Don’t let your patio furniture become flying missiles in the gale force winds because they can damage your house or your neighbor’s home in the blink of an eye.Aside from roof and gutter damage, your windows and your garage door are most vulnerable to severe weather. Board up your windows ahead of time. Also protect your garage door from breakage, because that could lead to serious structural problems and high repair costs.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsWhen a hurricane’s devastation is widespread, storm-chasing companies from around the country will undoubtedly show up on Long Island’s doorstep, where they will set up shop and hope to make a quick buck. Some of these firms—hopefully a very small minority—will try to take advantage of the homeowner’s desperation and, more despicably, prey on the most vulnerable.“Many of these companies will be in and out, and in some cases, may not be around or accessible three months down the road in the event service is needed,” notes Sal Ferro, president and CEO of Alure Home Improvements, who has advised Long Island homeowners in the past to be careful when considering who should repair the damage their home may have suffered. “Whoever you choose to work on your home, whether it be Alure or one of the many other reputable contractors on Long Island, please make sure to do your due diligence. Select a company you can count on.”Ideally, that means a company with an established presence on Long Island and whose references you can check out without a hassle.“Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any of your needs, or for advice, whether for you and your family or for your neighbors in need,” adds Ferro. Those are words to live by, hurricane or not.last_img read more


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first_imgElsewhere, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has called for an EU Patriot Act, along the lines of the US law which increased surveillance powers after the 9/11 attacks. “Europe and Italy itself cannot continue with just words,” he said, referring to the attacks on Vienna and on Nice last week. The Nice attacker had travelled from Tunisia via Italy into the south of France. – Advertisement –last_img


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first_imgCompany: You GovFormat: PDFLength: 26 pagesType: White Paper Six in ten Brits (62%) like it when companies have a moral message – but three in ten 30%) think they treat ethics and sustainability like a fad. A business’s values can’t be fully separated from its commercial performance. But are consumers truly willing to punish or reward companies for their ethical and sustainable bona fides? YouGov’s new white paper, Business Ethics in Britain, examines the general public’s attitude to corporate ethics. But it also examines the attitudes the “catalysts” – an influential group of changemakers – has towards businesses, whether they behave badly or well. Among other things, the research focuses on the specific activities that concern catalysts and consumers, the role that managers can play in maintaining ethical standards, and whether the public are willing to pay a premium for brands that appear ethical and sustainable.Download the full white paper here. The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to dataprivacy@wrbm.com. More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice.last_img read more


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first_imgChris Scott’s Brookwater home sold before auction.FORMER Brisbane AFL player, Chris Scott, has scored a solid property goal before auction.The one time Brisbane Lions premiership player and now Geelong Football Club coach listed his Brookwater home for auction on May 27.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoAt the time of listing the home, Mr Scott said it had appealed to them because it backed onto the Brookwater Golf Course and they were keen golfers.The home at 10 Oakview Circuit, Brookwater, has three bedrooms andthree bathrooms. It was listed through Phil Waight of Ray White Paddington.Mr Waight revealed this week the home sold to a local family before auction.It is understood the property sold for $670,000.last_img read more


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first_imgThe home embraces the suburb’s coastal lifestyle.A standout feature of the property at 9 Sportsman Ave is the blue and yellow shed, which has been painted to look like one of Victoria’s Brighton Bathing Boxes.Marketing agent Richard Snowden, of McGrath Palm Beach, said if it didn’t sell at auction, it would be snapped up quickly afterwards. The shed has been painted to look like one of the Brighton Bathing Boxes. Jann Stuckey is the Member for Currumbin. The Stuckey family retreat will go to auction on Saturday.THE Currumbin Waters home of Queensland Parliamentarian Jann Stuckey is one of several to go under the hammer on the Gold Coast this weekend.The sprawling acreage property was the first home Mrs Stuckey and her husband Richard bought in Queensland after moving from Adelaide in 1987. A perfect view.Ray White Broadbeach – Mermaid Waters principal Mitch Palmer said he would be surprised if the Hamptons-inspired home at 15 Timana Ave didn’t sell.“We’ve had 132 inspections over the last four weeks, it’s been amazing,” he said.“I don’t tink it’s a matter of if it will sell on Saturday, it’s a matter of how much.”He said it was rare to find a home of this size in the suburb, which was appealing to buyers.He said the resort-style pool was also a major drawcard.“I’d be expecting a crowd close to 100 people on Saturday,” Mr Palmer said.Another coastal-inspired home at Mermaid Beach will go under the hammer at 1.30pm.center_img The resort-style pool is a major drawcard. The home has character.Coast Creek & Country Realty agents Nils Turner and Renee Pannekoek have listed the 5785sq m property as a “coastal rural oasis”.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“This slice of paradise has been tightly held for over 30 years, has brought up two lovely children and seen many happy times,” the listing said.“Selling this coastal rural oasis is very emotional for the owners, yet opens up an amazing opportunity for a new family to embrace this property.”The home has six bedrooms split between two houses as well as a tennis court and pool.The on-site auction will be held on Saturday at 11am.Further north, a Mermaid Waters home will hit the auction block at the same time. The property has a full-sized tennis court and pool.last_img read more


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first_imgCongressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee have passed two bills funding key investments to the Chesapeake Bay.The committee this week passed the $46.4 billion Energy and Water Development bill, which funds programs that address climate change, improve water infrastructure, etc. The bill also includes the Chesapeake Bay Program.“The Chesapeake Bay is Maryland’s most precious resource and we must do everything we can to protect it and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it generates,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “I am proud to support legislation that will help ensure the Bay and all of our country’s natural resources are available to generations to come.”The bills now move from the Appropriations Committee to consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives.The committee adopted dozens of Congressman Ruppersberger’s funding requests, such as:$85 million for the Chesapeake Bay Program;$17.3 million for the Poplar Island and Baltimore harbors/channels dredging projects;$22.2 million for dredging the Intracoastal Waterway and Delaware River to the Chesapeake Bay;$147 million more for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (total funding now $1.7 billion).last_img read more