Trey Anastasio Band Announces Extensive Spring Tour Dates

first_imgAfter their two-night run at The Capitol Theatre leaked this afternoon, it only made sense that the Trey Anastasio Band would announce a full slate of tour dates. And that’s exactly what they’ve done, adding several spring tour dates to their calendar. Kicking off with their aforementioned run at The Cap, TAB will hit Charlotte, Austin, Houston, Tulsa, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and more, adding twelve dates in total to their already announced shows at Sweetwater 420 Festival and at Red Rocks with Vulfpeck. The band will criss-cross the East Coast, Midwest, and South as they tour behind their 2015 album Paper Wheels.Tickets are available for all dates on December 1st at 12:00pm via a real-time pre-sale. The regular on-sale date is December 9th. For more information on all of these tour dates, visit Trey’s website.The Trey Anastasio Band 2017 tour dates can be seen below:4/14-15 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY4/20 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC4/21 – Sweetwater 420 Festival – Atlanta, GA4/29 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX4/30 – House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX5/2 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK5/3 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO5/5 – Egyptian Room – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN5/6 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI5/7 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON5/25 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA5/31- Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO (w/Vulfpeck)6/3 – Big Sky Brewery – Missoula, MTlast_img read more

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A wind-tech boom in Texas

first_imgA wind-tech boom in Texas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Houston Chronicle:Wind turbine service technicians will be in high demand from now until at least 2026, according to the government-funded Projections Managing Partnership that uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Between 2017 and 2019, the number of jobs to service wind turbines will increase 20.1 percent, the data shows. And by 2026, wind turbine service jobs will more than double.Wind and solar energy projects are also expected to be the fastest growing source of new generation over the next two years, according to a previous report by the Energy Department. Wind is projected to grow 12 percent in 2019 and 14 percent in 2020.Texas is the largest producer of wind energy in the U.S., generating about 18 percent of its electricity from wind, largely due to huge commercial-scale wind farms in West Texas. Texas has more than 20,000 megawatts of installed wind capacity, which could rise to 38,000 megawatts by 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.More: The fastest growing job in Texas is wind turbine technician, data projectslast_img read more

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Promotional film “Rijeka – I miss you” won second place at one of the most prestigious film festivals in America

first_imgIn the sea of ​​negative news, here is one good and happy news. At one of the longest-running and most prestigious film festivals in the United States, the NEW YORK FESTIVALS – FILM & TV AWARDS promotional film by the Rijeka Tourist Board entitled “RIJEKA I MISS YOU” won silver in the CORPORATE IMAGE – Public Relations & Social Engagement category.  “When the film was made and when the musical background “I Miss You” was chosen, it was impossible to guess how this title would actually be the real slogan of the current tourist situation nowadays and in this situation., points out Spomenka Saraga from the Baludichi film. The film was produced by BALDUČI FILMA from Zagreb, the producer and screenwriter of the film is Spomenka Saraga, and the director of the film is the Frenchman Herve Tirmarche, for whom this is the fourth film in Croatia and each of them has been awarded many times around the world. The promotional film was shot at a number of attractive locations in Rijeka, presenting Rijeka as a year-round tourist and city-break destination. Through a series of attractive shots, the film wanted to “take the viewer” through the city and the specialties that adorn it, from the beautiful Trsat Castle that proudly stands above the city, Rijeka’s museums with unique exhibits, top delicacies of beautiful Rijeka restaurants to one of the most beautiful fish markets in Europe.center_img The awards ceremony was supposed to take place during the NAB SHOW in Las Vegas, the world’s largest digital technology fair related to the film industry, but the fair was canceled due to the COVID19 virus. Rijeka as a city-break destination The film has already been awarded second place in Berlin at the festival, which is normally held as part of the ITB in Berlin, but the ceremony was also not held due to the cancellation of the largest tourism fair.last_img read more

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Govt procures water buses to support Lake Toba tourism, 2020 PON in Papua

first_imgPON in Papua will see athletes compete in 37 sports in Jayapura city, as well as in the regencies of Jayapura, Mimika and Merauke, from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2.Lake Toba is one of the central government’s super-priority tourism destinations, which also include Borobudur in Central Java, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara and Likupang in North Sulawesi.According to the ministry’s online procurement system, Tri Ratna Diesel will build the water buses for Lake Sentani, which will cost about Rp 19 billion (US$1.3 million), while Trisetia Cipta Persada will build the waterbuses for Lake Toba for about Rp 10.4 billion.The Sentani water bus procurement contract will end on Sept. 17, while the Lake Toba water bus contract will finish on Dec.18, according to the ministry’s river, lake, and crossing director Chandra Irawan.“These waterbuses are prototype boats and are the first boats procured by the ministry’s Land Transportation Directorate General. All water buses will be built and equipped according to the boat classification regulation,” Chandra said.“We hope that the two water buses can support PON 2020, which will be held in Jayapura, and can be used by local residents as a safe transportation system or to boost local tourism,” Budi said. (mpr)Topics : The Transportation Ministry has procured four water buses to carry visitors on Lake Toba in North Sumatra and Sentani Lake in Papua. The latter is where the 2020 National Games (PON) are set to take place. Each lake will soon see the operation of two water buses, which are currently in development by shipbuilding companies PT Trisetia Cipta Persada in Surabaya and PT Tri Ratna Diesel Paciran in Lamongan, the ministry’s land transportation director general Budi Setiyadi said.“Lake Sentani’s water buses can transport 100 people each, while Lake Toba’s water buses can transport 150 people each,” Budi said during the keel-laying ceremony at the Tri Ratna shipyard, which marked the start of the shipbuilding process.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Announces Landmark UPMC and Highmark Agreement to Access Critical Health Care Services

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Landmark UPMC and Highmark Agreement to Access Critical Health Care Services SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health Pittsburgh, PA – In anticipation of the conclusion of the consent decrees that guide the relationship between UPMC and Highmark, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a landmark agreement between UPMC and Highmark that creates terms to provide access to critical, unique services and to certain hospitals in the commonwealth.“My commitment has always been to put the patients and communities served by UPMC and Highmark first, and make sure consumers who need vital, at times life-saving health care, can get it,” Governor Wolf said. “I want to thank both companies for sharing this commitment, and for working together to reach this agreement for the benefit of so many people in western Pennsylvania.”UPMC and Highmark have been working under consent decrees signed in 2014 that provide continued, in-network access to care for customers of both companies. However, these agreements will expire at the end of June 2019, at which time, without today’s terms, commercial customers of Highmark would be denied in-network access to these community and specialty UPMC providers and facilities.“This landmark agreement means consumers of both companies will have in-network access to facilities that provide one-of-a-kind services,” Governor Wolf said. “This is medical care that simply is not available anywhere else in the region, and denying affordable access to this vital care is just not acceptable. I am pleased that with this agreement access will continue.”The agreement ensures in-network access for customers of both companies to facilities that provide one-of-a-kind services.  These include:Western Psychiatric InstituteUPMC Center for Assistive TechnologyUPMC Center for Excellence for treatment of Cystic FibrosisCertain highly specialized transplant services only available through UPMCSelected UPMC Joint Ventures with community facilities, including oncologyHighmark enrollees will also have continued access to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh under the terms of an existing agreement.“Allowing Highmark insurance customers to seek the unique care provided at these facilities at in-network prices will allow consumers continued access to these important services,” Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said.The agreement also provides in-network access to certain UPMC hospitals in the commonwealth.  These include:UPMC AltoonaUPMA BedfordUPMC NorthwestUPMC KaneCarlisle RegionalLancaster RegionalHeart of LancasterMemorial Hospital of YorkHanoverCertain UPMC Susquehanna Hospitals“Similar to the unique services available regionally only at one facility, in these communities basic health care is not available anywhere but at the UPMC hospitals. Keeping in-network access for Highmark customers means they will continue to have access to nearby critical health care,” Altman said.“With the end of the Consent Decree in 2019, this agreement provides clarity regarding the unique and highly desirable medical services only available at UPMC’s world-class facilities,” said David Farner, executive vice president, UPMC, and chief strategy and transformation officer.“We thank the Governor and the Insurance Department for their efforts to support our commercial members,” said Deb Rice-Johnson, president of Highmark Inc. “Our network of hospitals and physicians is one of the largest in the state. Access to these community hospitals reinforces the value of having choice in health care options for keeping care close to home for our members and community-based.”Consumers who live in communities where a choice of providers, facilities, and services is available will have to make a choice when the consent decrees expire at the end of June 2019.“The bottom line is this agreement means all health care consumers in western Pennsylvania will continue to have access to vital health care, and the uncertainty that has plagued so many people for several years can now end,” Governor Wolf said.MEDIA CONTACT:J.J. Abbott, 717-783-1116Ron Ruman, Insurance, 717-787-3289center_img January 04, 2018last_img read more

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UK regulator’s policy chief to lead £40bn public pension pool

first_img“I am excited about the prospect of working closely with Andrew to build LGPS Central into an organisation that can surpass the expectations of the [member] funds,” Segars said. “Their commitment and unity has already progressed what is a very complex project in a very short space of time. I look forward to working with Andrew to develop that further.”Warwick-Thompson said: “I am a firm believer in the benefits of asset pooling, and look forward to ensuring that LGPS Central can deliver both the economies of scale and the investment performance expected by the participating funds.“I am looking forward to this exciting challenge and to completing the appointment of the remainder of my executive management team. Together we will work to make LGPS Central a successful and responsible investor.”Warwick-Thompson joined TPR in 2013. He was previously a partner at Aon Hewitt, and has also chaired the pension trustee board of Mencap, a UK charity.Lesley Titcomb, TPR chief executive, said: “I want to congratulate Andrew on his new role and wish him all the best for the future. I know he will demonstrate the same energy and commitment we have benefited from at TPR over the last few years. We have a dedicated and expert team at TPR who will continue to shape policy which helps to protect members of workplace pension schemes.”LGPS Central will combine the assets of the pension funds for Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands Pension Fund (including West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority), and Worcestershire.The deadline for the pools to be up and running is April 2018.IPE analysed the eight pools’ bids and the journey still ahead of them in January – read more here. A £40bn (€47.4bn) pooling project for nine UK public pension funds has hired a senior regulator as its first CEO.Andrew Warwick-Thompson will leave his role as executive director for regulatory policy at The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in July to lead LGPS Central, one of eight asset pools created by the UK’s local government pension schemes (LGPS).In a statement released today, LGPS Central said Warwick-Thompson would work with Joanne Segars – the newly appointed non-executive chair of the pool – to appoint the rest of senior management team.Segars – who will next month step down as chief executive of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the UK’s pension fund trade body – said the appointment was “a significant step forward” for LGPS Central.last_img read more

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Euthanasia – ‘There’s a sanctity of life argument’ – Simon Bridges

first_imgMr Bridges said people from his Tauranga electorate had “come to me who have suffered and do want the right to die”, but said “there’s a sanctity of life argument” for him. ‘There’s a sanctity of life argument’ – Simon Bridges still doesn’t support euthanasia bill, despite pleas from Tauranga constituentsTVNZ One News 5 March 2018Family First Comment: “[H]e holds concerns around the safeguards which would be put in place for those requesting euthanasia, and also said he believes “a lot of doctors are worried about playing God”. Correct. Hold the line, Simonwww.protect.org.nzNational Party leader Simon Bridges says he still does not support a bill which would grant people the right to request euthanasia, saying “there is a sanctity of life argument”.The End of Life Choice Bill passed a conscience vote in Parliament 74 to 44, and its stated intent is to give people “with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying”.It has reached the select committee stage, with public submissions due to close tomorrow and a report due on September 27. He also voted against the gay marriage legalisation bill, but has since said he would probably change his vote on that if it were done today.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/theres-sanctity-life-argument-simon-bridges-still-doesnt-support-euthanasia-bill-despite-pleas-tauranga-constituents?auto=5744785143001 Mr Bridges, who is the son of a Baptist minister and deeply religious himself, this morning told TVNZ 1’s Breakfast programme that he had voted against the bill. He admitted that he was “a minority on that” but said he holds concerns around the safeguards which would be put in place for those requesting euthanasia, and also said he believes “a lot of doctors are worried about playing God”.last_img read more

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Abortion services available by phone for some New Zealanders during lockdown

first_imgRadio NZ News 7 April 2020Some women can now access early abortion services without leaving home during lockdown, due to a law change that came into play just days before the country moved into covid-19 alert level four.With an in-depth telephone consultation, a doctor could determine whether a person qualified for an early medical abortion, acquire informed consent and offer counselling, said Dr Helen Paterson, chair of the Abortion Providers Group Aotearoa New Zealand.“Provided people fit the criteria to be able to have a safe early medical abortion… then we could actually just send them the [tablets in a] courier package,” Paterson said.This meant people were not forced to travel to clinics or hospitals during lockdown.Paterson said she had provided this service herself, though it was only on offer through certain district health boards (DHBs).An early medical abortion is where pills are taken to induce a miscarriage. This can be done up to nine weeks of pregnancy.Before the new Abortion Legislation Act came into play on 23 March, women were required to first see their GP for a referral to then speak to two more doctors, called certifying consultants, before they were allowed to have an abortion. In addition to this, the pills required for an early medical abortion, which are usually taken 24 to 48 hours apart, had to be administered on the premises of a licensed abortion clinic.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/413671/abortion-services-available-by-phone-for-some-new-zealanders-during-lockdownKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Dearborn, Switzerland Counties included in disaster declaration due to heavy rain

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has issued a disaster emergency for 11 Indiana counties in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall, including Dearborn and Switzerland Counties.The governor signed an executive order to include Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White counties. This disaster emergency declaration may be expanded to include other counties in the days ahead, with more rain expected and thunderstorms predicted in the southern part of the state.The disaster declaration means the state Department of Homeland Security can take necessary actions to provide expanded emergency services and is a step the state is required to take to request assistance from the federal government.“This is an important step in helping Hoosiers around our state who’ve been hurt by this flooding,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our state agencies will continue to work hand-in-hand with local emergency management teams to help families weather the tragedies they are facing. I’m amazed by their resiliency. Looking ahead, we won’t hesitate to seek federal assistance if it proves necessary.”The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Thursday morning and continues to maintain a statewide operating picture concerning the status of the ongoing flooding and respond to requests for assistance from local officials. The EOC has directly assisted counties by coordinating the delivery of over 700,000 sandbags, two water pumps, heavy equipment and vehicles, labor crews, traffic control, UAV photography and subject matter expertise on disaster response and recovery.In addition to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, other agencies providing services include the Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Corrections, Indiana National Guard and the American Red Cross.The State EOC will continue operating, monitoring the status of the ongoing situation and providing support and resources across the state.Rain began late in the day on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the northern part of the state and received record-level rainfall through Wednesday, Feb. 21. As a result, the region has experienced unprecedented flood damage to properties and infrastructure. Widespread flooding continues, especially across northwest and northcentral Indiana. Central Indiana is under a flood watch. In the southern part of the state, thunderstorms are underway and expected to continue overnight. These storms may produce high winds, hail, additional rainfall and potentially tornadoes.The governor toured Elkhart and St. Joseph counties on Friday, learning about the flood damage and local emergency response efforts underway there. He will return from the National Governor’s Association meeting in Washington D.C. tomorrow and will tour more parts of the state affected by recent weather.last_img read more

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Noll notches Central Arizona win

first_imgJason Noll started 12th and finished first in the June 2 IMCA Modified main event at Central Ari­zona Speedway.By Jeff McSpaddenCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (June 2) – Jason Noll took top IMCA Modified honors on Ernie Mincy Trib­ute Night at Central Arizona Speedway.The 12th starting Noll made his charge on the low side and was up to the runner-up spot by just the fourth lap.  He completed his pass of A.J. Huebner for the lead and opened a sizable ad­vantage on the field by the half way mark.Behind Noll, Tyler Mecl drove around the high side to reach second and was followed by Chaz Baca into the third spot.Noll cruised to a 2.741 second victory over Mecl, with Baca, Trevor Miller and Huebner rounding out the top five.last_img

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