Tonight, and currently on-going, Warren Haynes is performing a special symphonic tribute to the late great Jerry Garcia at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. While Haynes has played a handful of these performances earlier in the summer, tonight’s has special significance for a number of reasons. Aside from today being Garcia’s birthday, the show also marks the first time ever that Garcia’s guitar Tiger was used in a public performance since the Grateful Dead member’s death. The full story about Tiger can be found here.The performance just recently started, and the Jerry Garcia page has shared some live footage from the event. Watch “Dark Star” and “Bird Song/Crazy Fingers” from the show, streaming below. We’ll be sure to update tomorrow with full coverage of this emotional performance.
Today, Widespread Panic has released the 34th edition of the band’s on-going Porch Songs archive.For this new edition of the two-track live series, Widespread Panic has released the group’s performance at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, Montana, on November 10th, 2000.As noted by the band:So why Bozeman? Well, like previous selections from this particular tour (see Carbondale and Asheville), there was an especially unique energy (not to mention shows tapers and collectors keep returning tour to nearly twenty years later). Bozeman seems like it would be an unassuming stop in the farther reaches of “spreadhead-dom”, but in fact is a prime example of why so many fans went the distance to follow the band during this period and find that extraordinary experience.The group also called out the following highlights from the album:“Heroes” opener“Stop-Go” jam“Pigeons” > “Drums”Deep and ominous “Astronomy Domine” jam“Can’t Find My Way Home” > “Makes Sense To Me” encoreIn the release notes, the band also notes that ideally, Bozeman 2000 would have been released as full multi-track recording, though “unfortunately some recording errors on those tapes that could not be corrected.”You can purchase the latest Porch Songs release, Widespread Panic’s show from Bozeman, Montana, on November 10th, 2000, via LiveWidespreadPanic.com.Widespread Panic is fresh off a two-night run in Birmingham, AL this past weekend. Next up is a three-night stint in Washington, D.C. from March 15th – 17th. For a full list of upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.
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) Ed Clemente / MGN MGN Image ALBANY – New York State could soon be regulating hemp-derived CBD products.The state Department of Health on Wednesday proposed regulations in accordance with legislation passed earlier this year establishing a Cannabinoid Hemp Program.There are federal regulations for growing hemp but not for processing cannabinoid products.New York’s proposed regulations require laboratory testing and labeling to ensure consumers are getting what they pay for, without harmful contaminants. The regulations have been anxiously awaited by industrial hemp farmers and processors across the state, as well as hundreds of businesses that make consumer products from CBD, or cannabidiol, extracted from hemp.At media events around the state last month, industry leaders urged the Governor to issue rules before the temporary state program they’ve been operating under expires at the end of October.An industrial hemp pilot program was launched in New York in 2015 in hopes of spurring economic development and providing farmers with a lucrative new crop. There are now about 700 hemp growers and 100 manufacturers of hemp products across the state.In addition to setting quality standards, the regulations create a system for allowing hemp-derived cannabinoids to be used in certain foods, beverages, topicals and dietary supplements. Processors are prohibited from making claims suggesting the products will treat or prevent disease.The regulations are subject to a 60-day public comment period.
India ‘Doesn’t Want Foreign Coal’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Tim Loh for Bloomberg News:India has some bad news for the world’s struggling miners: it doesn’t want foreign coal.“I’m trying to find new reserves so I can remove my dependence on imports,” the country’s coal and power minister Piyush Goyal said in an interview Friday at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. Asked when India might stop importing the power-plant fuel altogether, Goyal said “I wish it was yesterday. Maybe two or three years.”In recent years, India’s been considered a possible savior for beleaguered coal miners including Peabody Energy Corp. that have suffered amid slowing Chinese demand and plummeting commodity prices. But it may be no white knight. In 2015, it increased its own production of the power-plant fuel and slashed imports in “a big way,” according to Andrew Cosgrove, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst.That trend will probably accelerate in coming years as India seeks to increase its annual electricity production fourfold by 2030, to as much as 4.5 trillion kilowatt-hours from 1.1 trillion kilowatt-hours at present, Goyal said. State-owned Coal India Ltd., the world’s biggest coal producer, plans to increase annual production to about 1 billion tons in the next four years, while India’s overall domestic coal output could climb to 1.5 billion tons, he said.The company, which produces more than 80 percent of India’s coal, reported record production and dispatches during the year ended March 31, after faster land purchases and government approvals led to the opening of new mines.India is developing new shipping routes and adding railroad capacity to transport domestic coal from mining areas to coastal power plants in hopes of further reducing its reliance on foreign coal.“At the end of the day, I may only be left with imports to the extent where certain plants are designed for imported coal,” Goyal said. “Until the time I can either retrofit or replace those plants.”India’s Energy Minister Wants to Cut Coal Imports to Nothing
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fire Island residents trudged through six inches of water flooding Ocean Beach at high tide on Friday while preparing for the impact of Hurricane Joaquin’s expected passing east of Long Island starting this weekend.While many secured their homes and businesses, a few reveled despite the National Weather Service’s coastal flooding and high surf advisories for LI—forecasts that spark extra worries on FI, where the beaches remain particularly vulnerable since Sandy three years ago.“You have people preparing as they should be,” said John Randazzo, owner of Castaways Bar & Grill, who trucked $3,000 worth of food from his five Ocean Beach eateries to freezers on LI in case the power goes out. “Then you got people who just want to have a few beers.”LI breathed a sigh of relief when forecasters predicted it’ll be spared a direct hit, but officials remain concerned about the four barrier islands protecting LI from the Atlantic Ocean—especially FI, the largest, which remains breached and partly dune-less since the 2012 superstorm.“I’m not worried,” Ashley Ingenito, 25, an waitress at The Albatross, said while planning hurricane parties and surfing in the above-average waves. Next to her at the bar, the owner, Ocean Beach Mayor James Mallott, fixed a broken light after leading a half dozen TV reporters around the village that’s FI’s unofficial capital.“The ocean gives and the ocean takes away,” Mallott said while showing the press gaggle where the waves reached the foot of the makeshift dune made of sand berms, trap bags and geotubes. “We’re still waiting for sand to be replenished on the beach, which is… crucial to our survival here on Fire Island.”The mayor was flanked by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, who said the partly completed $207-million Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) project is expected to resume in the coming weeks. The east end of FI was rebuilt earlier this year, the second phase is slated this fall to rebuild the beach on the west end of the island and the residential middle won’t begin until litigation ends. The Suffolk public works department is currently negotiating with about 20 oceanfront FI property owners in the 17 communities that face buyouts and potential condemnation to make way for the new Sandy-aid-funded replacement dune.“We have to expedite the FIMI project…to restore this dune line to make sure the barrier beach is being protected,” Bellone told reporters while waves crashed behind him during a news conference at Robert Moses State Park. “This place is not only a national treasure, it is vital to the protection of the south shore.”The county executive noted that he doesn’t plan to order an evacuation of FI and a spokeswoman for PSEG Long Island said that there are no plans to preemptively cut power to there, as it has done in hurricanes past. But Bay Shore-based Fire Island Ferries, the biggest of three companies that serve the public to the mostly car-free island, suspended service starting Sunday while the other two in Sayville and Patchogue are taking it day by day. All eyes will remain on the south shore until the storm passes.
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A Sound Credit Union employee who allegedly discriminated against a black Muslim woman that ignited a social media firestorm is no longer with the Tacoma, Wash-based cooperative.The $1.4 billion Sound CU posted its announcement on Facebook Monday night, but it did not say whether the employee resigned or was fired.On May 5, Jamela Mohamed recorded a discrimination incident at the credit union’s Kent branch, which drew hundreds of thousands of comments from outraged Facebook users. Many of them demanded that the employee involved be fired immediately, in part, because of the way she angrily confronted Mohamed, threatened to call police and followed her out to the credit union’s parking lot.Mohamed said she was discriminated against because she was asked to remove her headpiece, but her video showed at least two men in the branch who were wearing baseball caps. It’s unknown whether they removed their hats when they were served by tellers or were asked by tellers to comply with the credit union’s policy of not wearing hoods, hats or sunglasses for “safety reasons.” continue reading »
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He highlighted four academics on the team whom he believed represented these qualities: I Dewa Gede Palguna, Apolo Safanpo, Makarim Wibisono and Bambang Purwoko.Established under a ministerial decree signed by Mahfud on Oct. 2, the team comprises ministry officials, members of state institutions, intellectuals and several Papuan figures including church pastors and indigenous leaders.The government-sanctioned team said on Monday that it had concluded its field investigation into the alleged shooting of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani last month, despite naming no suspects.“The team has now reported all cases and it just has to combine them into a structured report. They are given until Oct. 17 to make the report and to discuss their findings before drawing a conclusion,” Mahfud added. Topics : Read also: Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding teamHe also said that the team had managed to “break the existing barrier” of extracting information from armed criminal groups in Papua, something he claimed that no one had ever successfully done until now.“The family used to be very reluctant in giving their statements. Now, the team can easily meet the family. They want to give statements and share facts, even sign an agreement letter for pastor Yeremia’s body autopsy,” he said, claiming the success was a result of cultural diplomacy with the help of local figures.Head of the fact-finding team, Benny Mamoto, said the team had questioned approximately 25 eyewitnesses, including the victim’s wife, members of the medical team who provided care to the victim and several security personnel who happened to near the area at the time of the incident.Benny, who also heads the National Police Commission (Kompolnas), said the team would continuously monitor the case, even after it is dismissed after 14 days – the amount of time it was given to investigate the death of the Papuan pastor.“So, please, rest assured that we will monitor the process so that it will unfold in accordance with the law,” Benny said.According to the Indonesian Communion of Churches, the Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church (GKII) and local media in Papua, Yeremia was shot by Indonesian Army (TNI) personnel on his way to his pigpen on Sept. 19.The TNI denied the allegation, claiming that an armed group was responsible for the incident. In addition to Yeremia’s death, the team also investigated other deaths that took place in Intan Jaya at around the same time, including the shooting of civilian Badawi and TNI soldiers Chief Sgt. Sahlan and First Pvt. Dwi Akbar. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has defended a joint fact-finding team sanctioned by the government to conduct probes into recent killings in Intan Jaya regency, Papua, saying the team is full of professionals with unyielding independence.He asserted that the team operated based on facts and dismissed accusations that it only followed the government’s orders.“The team has people whose perspectives can’t be bought. They cannot be dictated. If they say no, that means no and everyone will believe them,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday.
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Sverre Thornes, chief executive at KLP, said: “It is extremely gratifying to note our results for 2013 are so good it means we are completing the strengthening of our premium reserve in order to meet the positive development of people living increasingly longer.”KLP is strengthening its premium reserve by NOK4.5bn (€543m) for longevity, while NOK5.9bn is being transferred to the customers’ premium fund.Meanwhile, with Storebrand and DNB Livsforsikring pulling out of the public sector occupational pensions market, 78 local authorities and 440 operations with a total of NOK60bn in premium reserves will have to switch providers.Last year, 48 local authority customers chose to move to KLP, while agreements have also been concluded with 48 enterprises with public sector occupational pensions.This means 100,000 new members will join KLP during 2014, with an inflow of NOK20bn in premium reserves.The group is expecting a major inflow of new customers next year as well.“KLP is facing the change in the market situation with continued focus on value creation through good returns, low costs and good service,” said Thornes.Total assets for the KLP Group at end-2013 were NOK369.8bn, up from NOK331.8bn in 2012.Its solvency margin continued a slight decline to 228.8%, down from 233.2% the year before. Norwegian pension fund company KLP has announced the best value-adjusted returns of any company competing in the public sector occupational pensions market for the fifth consecutive year.Value-adjusted returns for calendar year 2013 were 6.7%, the same as for 2012, while book returns rose to 6.4% from 5% the year before.The company said the most significant contributors to its results were equities, property and hold-to-maturity bonds.However, it warned that, with increasing life expectancy, there was a need to strengthen its premium reserve, and that all life insurance companies would be using a large part of their 2013 surplus to do the same.