DJ Williams from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is moving to Los Angeles, and he has organized a few awesome shows for this fall as a sort of welcome party. The band, called DJ Williams & Shots Fired, will feature members of KDTU, Slightly Stoopid, and The Greyboy All Stars, with Dusty Simmons on drums, Chris Stillwell on bass, David Veith on keys, Daniel Delacruz on saxophone, Andy Geib on trombone, and of course Williams on guitar and vocals.The band is scheduled to play two dates this October, at Winston’s in San Diego on the 6th, and The Mint in Los Angeles on the 7th. These shows are sure to be a great time, filled with excellent, funky music. Expect the unexpected as Williams has promised that some special guests will make appearances at one or both shows.For more information on DJ Williams & Shots fired, head here.
Summer Meltdown has become a staple West Coast festival. This year, Summer Meltdown will take place from August 2nd through 5th, returning to its home in Darrington, Washington, at Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater. The festival has always offered a diverse lineup of jam, rock, bluegrass, and electronic music, with the two full shows of the String Cheese Incident—in a recent interview with Live For Live Music, SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth told us the festival is one of his favorite West Coast locations—serving as last year’s main headliner.In 2018, Summer Meltdown has slightly shifted its focus, tapping two electronic juggernauts, Bassnectar and Big Gigantic, as its top leading headliners. However, that’s not to say that the festival has lost its beloved eclectic bill, as the top of the bill also sports sets by Greensky Bluegrass, Lettuce, and Beats Antique. Summer Meltdown will also host performances by Trevor Hall, Twiddle, Papadosio, Pimps of Joytime, Sunsquabi, The Lil Smokies, and more. You can head over to the event’s website to purchase tickets and get more information, here.
On July 1, Jeffrey Wimette started a three-year term as the union’s business manager and financial secretary. Wimette, who holds a degree in architectural engineering from Vermont Technical College, previously served as assistant business manager. He has been a licensed Local 300 electrician since 1999 and has an extensive military history with the United States Army Reserves. Wimette currently resides in Bristol withhis wife and three children.I am honored that our membership placed its confidence in my leadership capabilities and pledge to further cultivate this organization with thefull cooperation of our signatory employers and existing members, Wimette said. In today’s economic climate, unions will certainly ensure that working Vermonters are employed by socially responsible businesses that pay a living wage, healthcare and retirement benefits.Local 300 constituents also elected George Clain as president, Maureen Bothfeld as secretary and Marcel Cote as treasurer. Jim Cushing, Louis LaCroix, Jim Genovisi, Angela Perron, Kevin Stevens, Ed Provost and Michelle Stines all earned seats on the local union’s executive board. Wimette will oversee an appointed four-person staff that includes Clain,Jean Watkins, Matt Lash and Holli Vidal.ABOUT IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus working Vermonters at some of the state’s most successful businesses, including American Electric, Ben and Jerry’s, Brown Electric, Burlington ElectricDepartment, Central Vermont Public Service, Century Electric, Entergy-Vermont Yankee, E.S. Boulos, Green Mountain Power, Peck Electric, Sherwin Electric, Vermont Gas, Washington Electric Cooperative and several municipalities. Local 300 members earn a living wage, healthcare coverage and best-in-class retirement benefits. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and representsapproximately 750,000 laborers in utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads, governmentand more. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among AFL-CIO unions because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business DevelopmentDirector Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).
Scotland Drafts Plan for Carbon Phase-Out FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:New targets will set Scotland on course to become one of the first countries in the world to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, the Scottish government has claimed, although it has stopped short of committing to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.The draft climate change bill, published on Thursday morning, sets a target of a 90% reduction by 2050–which the UK Committee on Climate Change states is currently “at the limit of feasibility”–with the aim of achieving 100% reduction, or “net-zero,” as soon as possible.Announcing the targets, Holyrood’s climate change secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, said: “Our 90% target will be tougher even than the 100% goal set by a handful of other countries, because our legislation will set more demanding, legally binding, annual targets covering every sector of our economy. By 2030, we will cut emissions by two-thirds and, unlike other nations, we will not use carbon offsetting, where other countries are paid to cut emissions for us, to achieve our goal.”But Tom Ballantine, chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, described the targets as hugely disappointing. “By failing to ally with the global momentum towards zero emissions, led by countries like France, Sweden and New Zealand, Scotland is missing a huge opportunity to end its contribution to climate change in a generation, attract clean investment and retain its position as a leader on the global stage,” he said. Ballantine called on MSPs from all parties to push for net-zero by 2050 at the latest, to keep Scotland in line with the 2016 Paris agreement.Earlier this month, transport minister Humza Yousaf admitted that the Scottish government did not have to the powers to ban the sale of diesel cars, despite pledging to phase them out across the country by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK government’s target.More: Scotland Draft Climate Change Bill sets 90%-by-2050 Emission Reduction Target
Dear Mountain Mama,I saw lots of kayaks being used as sleds this past week. How do I create my own kayak-sled?Yours,Kayak to SpareDear Kayak to Spare,“Kayedding” or “Sledyaking,” or “Snowyaking,” depending on who you ask, is a growing sport. The long, sleek body and flat hull of a kayak makes it highly efficient at gliding down snowy hills. And big creek boats can provide plenty of room for a passenger or two.Here’s what you need to make your own:1. A kayak broken beyond repair for normal use.2. Paint that sticks to plastic (optional for artistic effect).3. A jigsaw or saws-all.4. A heat gun and/or sandpaper.Directions: Cut the cockpit and remove the seat and all outfitting from boat to maximize the size of your kayak sled. Sand with heat gun or 80 grit sandpaper. Paint kayak for artistic effect (flames or lightening bolts look super flashy screaming down the local sledding hill).5. Wax the bottom to maximize performance.No kayak beyond repair? Don’t worry, an intact kayak can do double duty, and works great as a sled, only with less room. Use your paddle to gain speed and stay upright.No go get your Kayedding on!Mountain MamaPhoto by Meghan Rolfe
15-23 Benaud St, MacGregor.Garden City Westfield is close by, Sunnybank Market Square is just a stone’s throw away and the property is 15 minutes drive to the CBD.According to realestate.com.au, the DA incorporates 24 large three-bedroom units for families, 71 two-bedroom units for couples and 21-one bedroom units.The building name is Green Park Macgregor, designed by Kris Kowalski Architects. The property goes to auction on-site at 1.30pm on Saturday. 15-23 Benaud St, MacGregor.Local and international developers have shown a keen interest in this southeast Queensland property set to go to auction on Saturday.The property at 15-23 Benaud St, MacGregor is currently owned by one person, according to Ray White — Sunnybank Hills selling agent Martin Ma.Combined, the blocks total 4981sq m, and the owner has development approval for 116 units across six levels.Mr Ma said many developers had inquired about the property.“We’ve had a lot of local developers call, but we have had overseas inquiries too,” Mr Ma said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“This is the biggest block in the suburb for sale.“Definitely, a developer will buy it.”
6 Sherlock Court, Guanaba. 38-42 Yuulong Rd, Tamborine Mountain. 13 Ernest St, Labrador. Auction: The Event, January 28, 10am, RACV Royal Pines Resort 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 6 Sherlock Court, Guanaba 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 13 Ernest St, Labrador. 273B Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 6 Sherlock Court, Guanaba. Price: Offers over $899,000 273B Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley 6 Sherlock Court, Guanaba. 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain. 38-42 Yuulong Rd, Tamborine Mountain. 38-42 Yuulong Rd, Tamborine Mountain. Auction: January 26, 11am, on-site With three levels all serviced by an elevator, this is one Queenslander that ticks the box for luxury living.There are four separate formal living areas that lead off a large open lounge area that flows to the downstairs bedrooms.The kitchen is complete with gas cooktop and has a servery that leads out to the veranda overlooking the property.A pool and tennis court as well as lush green landscaping adds to the ambience of the 2.02ha property. Auction: January 23, 11am, Palazzo Versace It’s a Queenslander and it’s going to auctton on Australia Day.Taking advantage of its elevated position, this family Queenslander offers views of the Guanaba Valley. The residences has four bedrooms, multiple living areas and a wraparound veranda.There is also a large shed complex with two stables, three garages and ad undercover area that’s perfect for horses. 38-42 Yuulong Rd, Tamborine Mountain 273B Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. 13 Ernest Street, Labrador The 100-year-old Queenslander in Labrador is up for sale and as well as a raft of traditional features from the early 1900s, the property comes with an extensive history.“The people who owned it originally could see the Hinterland and they could see the Broadwater so they called it Two Views,” vendor Lloyd Nugent said.“When we bought it people used to say to us ‘you bought Two Views’ — it was talked about a lot in the area.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago The owners of this property have blended the modern Queenslander with a Hamptons flair, embracing splashes of colour, fireplaces, water features and fountains.Glenloch, the main residence on the property, offers 602sq m of living space.The kitchen features granite benches and splashbacks, an Ilvi oven and a Neil Perry Kitchen five burner gas cooktop.There are magnificent views from almost every room of the house while the open plan living area has wood and gas fireplaces. The property also features a guesthouse and is surrounded by award-winning European inspired gardens. 273B Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. Auction: The Event, January 28, 11am, RACV Royal Pines Resort Corinne and Mark Russell bought their Tallebudgera Valley Queenslander five years ago, drawn to the spectacular vista on offer.Since then the pair, who have two daughters, have given it a modern facelift. “It was dated but it had great bones,” Ms Russell said. “We just changed a little bit of the layout, painted inside and out, retiled, put in new bathrooms and a new deck around the pool area.” The house two spacious living and dining areas that open onto a wraparound balcony as well a study and media room. Ms Russell said the veranda was where her family spent the most time. The stunning Queenslander inspired home at 6 Sherlock Court, Guanaba.THE Gold Coast is not known for Queenslander-style houses but it seems many are striking a chord with house hunters.Several properties with traditional Queenslander features — verandas decorated with fretwork, open-plan living areas, wooden floors and casement windows — have hit the market in recent weeks.Josh Thomas, of Ray White Prestige, is marketing two Queenslander houses on the Coast and said the main appeal for buyers was the lifestyle they offered.“On the Coast they are more commonly found in the Hinterland and country as they can be opened right up to let the breezes come through the house,” he said.“They add a lot of outdoor space to your living areas with the wraparound verandas.“They also tend to be owned by families – they’re a great home to raise a family in.”Here is a round up of the top five: 2 Witches Chase, Tamborine Mountain
The Rhum conundrum It is worth reminding that the Rhum field has attracted attention recently as Iran’s NIOC owns a share in it, making a field potentially “vulnerable” to the new sanctions regime against Iran announced by the U.S. government on May 8. BP and NIOC have a 50% interest in the field each.The decision by the U.S. government to reinstate the sanctions against Iran resulted in a change of U.S. policy in respect of the granting of OFAC licenses.Certain services in support of Rhum field operations are currently provided under authorizations obtained from the U.S. OFAC. The current OFAC license issued to BP enabling the provision of goods, services and support by certain U.S. persons, expires on September 30, 2018. Applications have been submitted to OFAC by BP and Serica for a renewed license beyond that date.Serica said in August that, together with BP, it was in discussions with both UK and US governments to provide the basis on which the necessary license consents can be obtained and thereby enable continuing operations on the Rhum field after expiry of the existing OFAC license.Offshore Energy Today Staff Serica Energy has agreed with BP to delay the completion of acquisition of BP’s interest in the Bruce, Keith, and Rhum (BKR) fields in the UK North Sea to enable the completion of regulatory processes. Bruce, Keith, and Rhum fields map / Source: SericaSerica said on Friday it had agreed with BP to extend the completion timetable for the BKR transaction for one month until early November 2018.This extension is to enable outstanding regulatory and partner consent processes to be completed, including processes by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) relating to the Rhum field, Serica explained.These consents are part of the conditions for completion as set out when the BKR transaction was announced back in November 2017.“Serica and BP are working closely together and are committed to achieving this new timetable. The terms of both the BP transaction and the related transaction with Total remain unchanged,” Serica said.To remind, Serica is also buying Total’s Bruce and Keith field interests through a deal announced last August. Under this deal, Serica will take over a 42.25% interest in the Bruce field and a 25% interest in the Keith field and associated infrastructure from Total.It is worth noting that the Total transaction is subject to completion of the BP transaction.In particular, Serica continues to be entitled to a share of net cash flows from the BKR Assets relating to the BP and Total interests during the period from the effective date of the BP and Total acquisitions (January 1, 2018) to the date of completion. This will continue to be the case under the extended timeline, with gas prices achieving record levels during the effective period since the start of the year. Serica noted that all other transition requirements, including transfer of offshore and onshore staff, readiness of operating, safety and environmental procedures and transfer of all contractual obligations, are ready to complete once all outstanding consents have been received.Serica added it will be ready to assume operatorship of the BKR Assets once the outstanding conditions have been met.Mitch Flegg, Chief Executive of Serica Energy, commented: “We have taken the decision to extend the completion period on BKR as a practical measure that provides additional time for the approvals process to complete. We are working closely with the various authorities and with field partners to satisfy all remaining conditions and we appreciate the commitment that the relevant parties are making as we near completion of this complex transaction. Serica is well prepared to assume operatorship of the assets. Together with BP, we remain fully committed to completing the BKR deal.“Completion of these important transactions will enable Serica to assume operatorship and optimize the full performance of these valuable UK offshore assets, extend producing life where possible and ensure maximum recovery of remaining reserves. Coming at a time of strong gas prices and significantly improved oil prices the company is set to benefit from the resultant strong cash flows which have occurred since the start of the year, as well as from resumed production at Erskine which is expected to occur later this month as planned.” Serica ready for operator role
NZ Herald 12 May 2016Family First Comment: Slippery Slope? It’s becoming the Dopey Slope!“On May 1, 2014, the pair publicly married the soil – they were attracted to its power to give life, its beauty and the fact it’s “real dirty”.”Sigh.Walking into a sex chamber you would expect to see whips, chains and a pair of handcuffs.But there is a temporary sex house in Melbourne that is nothing like you’d think.As you venture deeper into the rooms you will find condoms that fit your fingers and surgical masks with grass sprouting from the mouth.This is the sex house of an ecosexual, a person who makes the land their lover, bringing a whole new meaning to “environmentally friendly” and “whore-ticulture”.The “Ecosexual Bathhouse” is in the tangles of the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, created by Ian Sinclair and Loren Kronemyer.Ecosexuals have fantasies about nature and use their senses of touch to strengthen their romantic and sensual feelings towards the environment.The whole idea is if somebody can develop sexual attraction and a love for the biosphere, they will in turn look after it going into the future – it’s said to be a type of activism.The term “ecosexual” was invented by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, two women who claim to be passionately and fiercely in love with the earth.On May 1, 2014, the pair publicly married the soil – they were attracted to its power to give life, its beauty and the fact it’s “real dirty”.Ecosexuals talk dirty to plants, kiss and lick the earth, bury themselves in soil and do nude dances while the environment watches on.They also swim naked in natural waters, hug and stoke trees and give the earth massages.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11637911
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has revealed he is under intense pressure to deliver for his Scottish league side Rangers, noting that the fans insist not only in winning every match but with wide margin. Such mindset according to the former Charlton Athletic ace mounts a lot of pressure on every player that wants to be in the good books of the fans and also maintain regular slot in the team. He however described the pressure as positive one as it has gingered him to work harder with a view to improving his performance with every match. “One thing I have always said is that the fans here at Rangers are just ruthless, they want to win every game and it has to be by a big margin. Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo battles against Brazilian player during the international friendly “I know every week I have to perform, I have to be the best that I can be and we have to do that as a team also.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistible “That pressure makes you a better player and a better person because you know if you’re sloppy or you’re not at your best then you will come out of the team. It is good pressure and it is what you need to be the best that you can be,” he enthused. Aribo who was impressive for Super Eagles in 2021 AFCON qualifiers said nothing gladdens the heart of every player than winning matches and meeting set targets. “Momentum is a big thing and if you are winning then you just want to keep winning, keep playing and keep the games coming thick and fast so you can keep winning.” The former Staines Town midfielder who was first called into the Nigerian squad in a friendly against Ukraine made his debut a memorable one playing for full 90 minutes and scoring in the 2-2 draw against the Andriy Shevchenko led side. Read AlsoJoe Aribo: Rangers players can learn so much from ‘Uncle’ Defoe He also proved that his performance in the said friendly was no fluke as he again impressed against Brazil as the Super Eagles held the 5-time world cup winners to a 1-1 draw. Rangers lost 2-1 away to Hearts last Sunday and Aribo and his teammates will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Ross County on Wednesday at the Ibrox Stadium.