Beck Pays Tribute To Prince With ‘Raspberry Beret’ At Beale Street Fest [Watch]

first_imgLast night marked the finale of the Beale Street Music Festival, which was highlighted by headlining performances from Neil Young, Paul Simon, Weezer and Beck. While Beck’s set at Jazz Fest was unfortunately rained out, the singer was finally able to share his own memorial to Prince at Beale Street.In the middle of his set, Beck debuted a cover of “Raspberry Beret,” sung in honor of the late great Purple One. Watch fan-shot footage below, courtesy of Goseelivemusic:Beck adds his name to an ever-expanding list of artists who took inspiration from Prince, including bands like My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, Umphrey’s McGee and more who have recently performed tributes. RIP, Purple One.last_img read more

You Can Own The Most Important Building In Phishtory, The Burlington Home Of Nectar’s

first_img[h/t – JamBase][Cover photo via Nectar’s]The Phish Baker’s Dozen run is coming up and Live for Live Music has all of your late night needs covered! Come get down with us at:7/21-22: The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – Tickets7/21: The Motet @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets7/28-29: Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre – Tickets7/28: James Brown Dance Party @ Highline Ballroom – Tickets7/29: Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets8/5: Spafford @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets The building that houses Nectar’s (as well as Club Metronome), located at 188 Main Street in Burlington, VT has hit the market. The building has been listed by real estate broker VT Commercial, and the sellers are asking $2.5 million for the property (though the venues within the building maintain longstanding leases for their respective spaces).Even if they’ve never been to Vermont, virtually every Phish fan is familiar with Nectar’s, the Burlington music venue where the band honed their musical craft during their formative years. The band played regular gigs at the restaurant/venue throughout the mid to late ’80’s to initially sparse but increasingly loyal audiences. Eventually, word spread through the local music scene, the crowds got bigger, and the band began to outgrow the bar and spread out to bigger venues and bigger cities–often with their hard-earned Nectar’s faithful in tow.Phish’s connection to the venue and appreciation for its role in their success has been widely document. The band named their 1992 album, A Picture of Nectar, in honor of the venue’s then-proprieter Nectar Rorris, and their time playing in the Burlington room has been discussed as a main inspiration behind this summer’s upcoming 13-night Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden. As Trey Anastasio explained in a recent interview with JamBase, the band expects to cultivate atmosphere they haven’t felt since their Nectar’s days this summer in New York City.So, what’re you waiting for? Go pull out that extra $2.5M you’ve been keeping in your sock drawer for a rainy day and purchase yourself a piece of Phish-tory.last_img read more

Home buying and selling seminars open

first_imgDemystify the home buying process by attending one of Harvard Real Estate Services’ home buying and selling seminars. Both “webinar” and in-person seminars are available. Hear tips and learn about resources for listing your home, how to prepare for a home sale, mortgages, and much more. Seminars are ongoing into June. To view the complete schedule and to register.last_img

Financial support for Japanese coal industry is dissipating

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Asian Power:Since 2012, 50 new coal-fired power plants have been proposed in Japan. However, an increasing number of these proposals have been taken off the table and the number of projects in the development pipeline has dropped to 35.Investor and financier support for the coal industry in Japan is draining away at an increasingly rapid rate, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said.“Japan has seen criticism of its pro-coal policies from within its own government, specifically from its environment and foreign ministers, and from its financial sector, too, where assessments against coal are increasingly being made by its banks and insurance companies,” said IEEFA energy finance analyst Simon Nicholas.A group of major international investors with a cumulative US$26t of assets under management has called for a phase-out of coal-fired power. About 288 investors signed the statement. Notably, some of the signatories like Nomura are part of the largest shareholders in coal company Marubeni.Japanese banks are also now indicating a change in their outlook toward coal—and the largest ones are coming under increasing opposition-campaign pressure as they are amongst the biggest funders of coal globally, the report noted.IEEFA cited Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s announcement that it may rethink its stance towards coal, which is a move “almost certain” to be followed eventually by major Japanese coal financiers Mizuho Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. In June 2018, Mizuho released a statement that recognized the need for action to tackle climate change and noted global concern about the role coal-fired power plays in carbon emissionsBefore Sumitomo Mitsui’s acknowledgement, in May 2018, Japan’s second-largest insurer, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, announced it would no longer provide financing for overseas coal-fired power projects.“This announcement was the first time a Japanese financial institution committed to restricting coal finance,” Nicholas said. “It was not the last.” Nippon Life Insurance, Japan’s largest insurer, announced in July 2018 that it will cease financing all coal-fired power stations in Japan and overseas.Moreover, Japan’s trading houses are beginning to recognize the risks associated with coal. Mitsubishi Corp. has moved to sell its stake in Australian thermal coal mines. Mitsui and Co. stated in 2017 that, due to environmental concerns, it had no plans to invest in new thermal coal mines. Sojitz Corp. is also planning to reduce its exposure to thermal coal.On a global scale, insurance giants like Allianz and Dai-Ichi are joining the likes of Zurich and Axa in dropping coal. This implies that about 10% of all insurance assets have already been shielded from coal. That figure could double by the end of 2018, Nicholas noted.“The initial effect will leave coal-fired power plants and coal mines seeking coverage from a smaller pool of insurers, and at a higher price,” he said. “With an increasing number of banks also refusing to finance coal, reaching financial close on any coal-fired power plants will get progressively more difficult.”Moving forward, public and private financiers in Japan are already moving into renewable energy, and more such activity is likely. Several years of strong domestic investment in solar PV—amounting to US$20-30b per year—have given Japanese technology firms and investors important expertise in the renewables sector.Consequently, Japanese companies are now taking this expertise overseas. Softbank is seeking to develop 20 GW of solar projects in India, whilst Japanese technology companies have also recently become active in Vietnam’s growing solar market. “Banks especially have been attracted to renewable energy infrastructure investments abroad based on their strong annuity yields backed by long-term PPAs from mostly highly-rated utilities,” Nicholas said.Japan can still answer to this as it is home to a number of companies that have the potential to become world leaders in renewable energy and the nation’s clean energy champions.IEEFA cited in the US state of Nevada. The company is planning to double automotive revenues by 2022 and is scaling up its battery manufacturing capacity globally.Softbank is also intending to pursue a “highly ambitious” project in Saudi Arabia involving the construction of 200 GW of solar power capacity. This continues the bank’s plans for a northeast Asia “supergrid” involving Japan, South Korea, China, Mongolia and Russia.More: Japanese financial firms are pulling out investments in coal Financial support for Japanese coal industry is dissipatinglast_img read more

Trail Mix | March 2016

first_img Dying Star The Suitcase Junket Cry Cry Grant Lee Phillips 3:00 Come Alive The Hip Abduction That’s Why The Cave Singers Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Pretty Woman Frank Solivan 3:31 4:42 4:13 Out of the Blue Brett Harris 5:04 4:23 Working Reward The Haymarket Squares Piedmont Sky Caleb Caudle Lonesome City The Black Canyon Gang 3:11 3:52 4:23 Echoes of A Whole Tim McNary 4:19 3:45 Red Road Trevor Green Sleepy Hollow The Pines Pining Parker Millsap 4:14 Audio PlayerThe Suitcase JunketDying StarUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:11 Midnight Ghost Dead Winter Carpenters You Found A Way To Rescue Me Johnny Boyd 3:35 2:45 Oh, hallelujah!Like so  many contemporary Americana singers, Parker Millsap, our featured artist on this March edition of Trail Mix, got his start in church. The Oklahoma singer, whose work is tinged with strains of folk, gospel, and blues, grew up singing hymns in his family’s Pentencostal congregation.Such Sunday practice certainly paid dividends, as Millsap brings a soul and passion to his craft that is rarely found outside a Southern church. Check out “Pining,” fresh from his brand new record, The Very Last Day, on this month’s mix.A particularly interesting tune on this month’s mix comes from The Black Canyon Gang, a group – prior to a couple weeks ago – that I had never heard of. Their song, “Lonesome City,” is a part of the soon to be released Wayfaring Strangers:Cosmic American Music, a collection of nineteen vintage country songs recorded between 1968 and 1980 that, prior to today, really never saw the light of day. Each song on this record comes from a band with an incredible story; groups of friends who just got together to make music and bands who had big dreams but flopped, were swindled and scammed or outright ignored.Few voices have been as poignant as those of Lucinda Williams, who is featured this month in our magazine, and Grant Lee Phillips, long time front man for Grant Lee Buffalo, in Americana music over the last few decades. Trail Mix is happy to include tunes from these two iconic singers.Brand new songs from The Cave Singers, Judah & The Lion, Allen Stone, The Suitcase Junket, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Eli West highlight one of the deepest and most eclectic mixes we have been lucky enough to feature.Also featured this month are new tracks from Johnny Boyd, The Haymarket Squares, Trevor Green, Tim McNary, Dead Winter Carpenters, Carter Tanton, and Brett Harris.Simply too much great stuff bundled up into the mix this month!Be sure to stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog, too. On tap are chats with Caleb Caudle, The Hip Abduction, and The Pines.And, as always, make sure to go out and purchase some of these records or seek out these great bands when they come to a stage in, or near, your town. Thank them for sharing their music with us on Trail Mix. 4:23 3:16 Embed 6:22 Perfect World Allen Stone Take It All Back Judah & the Lion 3:14 Dust Lucinda Williams Rainbow Midst Life’s Willows Eli West 4:09 3:17 Twenty-Nine Palms Carter Tantonlast_img read more

PREMIUMResidents reject Bengkulu power plant after turtles die

first_imgLinkedin Google Topics : Forgot Password ? Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account #Bengkulu Bengkulu power-plant coal-fired-power-plant environment #environment turtle PLTU Residents of Baai Island in Bengkulu and environmental groups continue to push the government to halt the operation of a controversial Sepang Bay coal-fired power plant, saying it has diminished biodiversity in the area.Despite the alleged biodiversity crisis and licensing problems surrounding the power plant, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the Bengkulu administration were scheduled to inaugurate the project on Wednesday. However, Jokowi cut short his visit to Bengkulu and canceled most of his plans there without immediate explanation, including the power plant inauguration.Since its construction began in 2016, Baai residents and environment activists have protested against the PLTU, accusing it of destroying the environment, as well as recently causing the deaths of 28 turtles and damaging their properties.The power plant, which began testing its systems on S…last_img read more

Ronaldo ready to play for Portugal despite Juve concerns – Santos

first_imgRelatedPosts Ronaldo strikes 90th Europe goal, sets record of scoring against 40 Nations Pope warns nations against defining power as military strength 2018 World Cup qualifier: Defoe scores on England return Portugal’s Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is ready to play in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Lithuania and Luxembourg despite concerns over his fitness which came to the fore last weekend, coach Fernando Santos said on Wednesday.Ronaldo was substituted in the 55th minute of Juventus’ win over AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday, the earliest he has been taken off by the Italian champions, and he was visibly furious with coach Maurizio Sarri as he stormed down the tunnel.Sarri said after the game that Ronaldo has been managing a knee problem for the last month without missing matches and has also been dealing with thigh and calf muscle problems.However, Santos said there was no issue with the country’s most capped player and record scorer, who has scored 95 international goals and could reach a century in Portugal’s Group B games against Lithuania and Luxemburg.Portugal will seal a place at Euro 2020 if they beat Lithuania and Serbia fail to beat Luxembourg.“If he wasn’t fit we wouldn’t have called him up. Everyone likes to talk and speculate about Cristiano Ronaldo because he is the best player in the world,” he told a news conference ahead of Thursday’s game at home to Lithuania.He added: “If it was any other player there would be no such fuss. He is fit and he’s going to play.”Santos, who led Portugal to glory at Euro 2016, became more irritated as he was further pressed about the Juve forward, declaring: “This conference is not about Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s about Portugal and the game with Lithuania”. Tags: LIthuanialast_img read more

Vidic – Next few weeks crucial

first_img Press Association “That’s important. If you have a bad result you have to concentrate on doing the right things – in training and with your behaviour, then in the matches. “You try to lead by example first in the dressing room, then out on the pitch. “We are lucky here because there are so many players who are experienced and mature people, they help the team try to achieve what we want to do.” He added: “You have to respect your team-mates; if you respect them, you get respect back. You support them, talk to them, encourage them if needed. “The manager is a good character and does that but it’s up to the players too. We’re a group and it’s a group responsibility to deal with those situations.” Reigning champions United are currently seventh in the table with 37 points from 21 games, five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. The Red Devils play five top-flight matches between now and mid-February, a sequence that starts with Sunday’s trip to third-placed Chelsea and ends with a clash with current table-toppers Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic feels the club will “know exactly where” they are in the next few weeks in terms of how their Barclays Premier League season is shaping up. And Vidic said in an exclusive interview in the latest issue of Inside United magazine: “We have to win regularly and in the next month we will know exactly where we are. “By the end of January and start of February we will show what our position is and what our capability is in the Premier League. “Then, of course, the Champions League starts up again. This is an important time for us and we all want to do well.” United are away against Olympiacos in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on February 25. In other cup action, they play the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final with Sunderland at Old Trafford next week, starting the contest 2-1 down from leg one. The Red Devils have struggled for consistency in manager David Moyes’ first season in charge. And while Vidic has described Moyes as a “good character” for keeping the group going, the centre-back has also emphasised the responsibility of the players, not least himself. The 32-year-old Serbian said: “You have to always be together as a team. last_img read more

Report: Shooter’s Mom Called Allen Police with Worries About Son’s Gun Ownership

first_imgLawyers for the family of the El Paso Walmart shooting suspect say his mother called police, anonymously, because she was worried about him owning the gun authorities say he eventually used to murder 22 people. The family’s legal team told CNN that Patrick Crusius’s mother had concerns about him owning the gun considering his age, maturity level and lack of gun-handling experience. However, the lawyers described the call as “informational,” noting that she wasn’t thinking that her son posed a threat to society.An Allen, Texas public safety officer reportedly told her that because her son was 21-years-old he was legally allowed to own it. The spokesman for the Allen police department says there is no record of a call, anonymous or not, from the mother of the shooter regarding this issue.last_img read more

BCCI Confirms Raman as Next Women’s Team Coach

first_imgNew Delhi: The BCCI has confirmed the appointment of former India batsman W.V. Raman as head coach of the women’s team. Raman’s selection was based on recommendations of the ad-hoc committee comprising India’s first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev, former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad and ex-women’s team member Shantha Rangaswamy.The ad-hoc committee conducted interviews of the shortlisted candidates at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Thursday. According to a statement from the board, “The ad-hoc committee decided on the following three names in the order of preference: AGary Kirsten, WV Raman and Venkatesh Prasad.” IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more