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GiveNow.org update

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 23 September 2002 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GiveNow.org, the online giving resource from CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), the AOL Time Warner Foundation and AOL UK, reports that donations and visitors have doubled since launch. In the two months since its launch, donations through GiveNow.org have “nearly doubled”, according to CAF, as have the average number of daily visits. CAF reports that “the number of people using the portal has shown a staggering leap from just under 1,000 to over 5,500.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement GiveNow.org updatelast_img read more

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100 days of Portland protests as anti-racists defy police, fascist terror

first_imgThis city marked 100 consecutive days of anti-racist, anti-police protests on Sept. 5. The protests have shifted away from downtown and into North Portland – home to police “union” headquarters – and to the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct. March outside the Portland Police Association, Sept. 4.Police continue to deploy large quantities of tear gas and use other iron-fisted tactics that anger residents. They restrict access to neighborhoods, harass people and occupy their lawns without approval and under threat of retaliation. Residents report having to wear gas masks in their homes or relocate to hotels to escape the warzone conditions created by police in their campaign to “stamp out” the protests.Fascist attacksWhile tear gas and rampant police brutality continue as major problems, protesters and bystanders alike face another threat: Out-of-town fascist groups are staging violent, armed rallies in the city center and then driving around looking for fights. Aaron J. Danielson, a member of the Vancouver, Wash.-based Patriot Prayer group that organizes many of the fascist rallies, was killed on Aug. 29 after those forces descended on that night’s anti-racist protest. The man who shot him, Michael Reinoehl, state’s in an interview to Vice Media on Aug. 3 that he fired in self-defense because Danielson threatened protesters with a knife. Reinoehl said: “I could have watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.” Reinoehl’s social media reveals his deep involvement in the three months of Portland’s anti-racist, anti-fascist protests. (tinyurl.com/y5yauugk)On the evening of Sept. 3 Reinoehl was killed in a rain of police bullets in Lacey, Wash., just south of Seattle, when a federal “fugitive task force” raided his home. The task force included U.S. Marshals as well as members of the Washington State Dept. of Corrections, Lakewood Police Department and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.The military-style assault on Reinoehl stands in sharp contrast to the way police handle right-wing and fascist shooters and mass murderers. Kyle Rittenhouse murdered two anti-racist protesters in Kenosha, Wis., on Aug. 25.  Dylann Roof murdered nine people, all Black, in 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Both were located, taken alive by police, and given food and water as they were arrested.This leniency is not granted to untold numbers of Black and Brown youth who commit far less serious crimes — if any at all — and who face immediate arrest and warrants for re-arrest if they miss a court hearing.Right-wing disinformation campaignAs Portland completed its 100th day of protest in the face of fascist attacks, corporate media from coast to coast reported the date as a “grim milestone” reflecting the “grim reality” in Portland. This skewed description fits in with the highly sensationalized, fact-scarce and distorted reporting on anti-racist mass protests which dominates U.S. media. For instance, photographs of city-sponsored homeless camps, set up after the COVID-19 pandemic began, have been passed around in right-wing media as evidence of “antifa training camps.” There are now fears that the people living in these camps, who are mostly those most vulnerable to the virus, will face violence from conspiracy-fueled fascist vigilantes seeking to attack anti-fascists.The disinformation flows from the White House on down, with Trump fixating on Portland as an example of “everything wrong” with the country. Wild conspiracy theories are spreading unchecked, promoted by high-ranking government officials like U.S. Attorney General William Barr.The reality on the ground in Portland bears little resemblance to the far right’s fever dreams. The city’s downtown area – the site of many large demonstrations and overwhelming police repression – continues its reopening after months of business closure due to the pandemic. Buses and trains, suspended in the wake of the initial protests and with many delays and re-routes in the following weeks, now run mostly on schedule, sometimes passing through billowing clouds of tear gas deployed by police just blocks away.Continuing police assaultFederal forces, including the U.S. Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, have largely withdrawn from Porltand after having operated without identification, snatching protesters off the streets into unmarked vans. Night of Sept. 5 near the Ventura Park Elementary School, police in riot gear deployed large amounts of CS/tear gas in the neighborhood, affecting residents in their homes. The neighborhood is one of Portland’s poorest and most diverse, one of the few majority people of color.Oregon’s Democratic governor Kate Brown has now deputized Oregon State Police as federal agents. They have the authority to charge people with committing federal offenses and have already begun to do so. The Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America stated in an Sept. 6 Facebook post: “Last night, on the 100-day anniversary of the uprising against police violence, several Portland DSA members, including members of the steering committee, were arrested on fabricated felony charges.” Oregon State Police and the Portland Police Bureau continue to beat, brutalize and gas peaceful protesters at the behest of politicians who say they are on the protesters’ side. These forces of state repression also continue to terrorize Portland neighborhoods with impunity. One resident tweeted during such an assault that “someone is still yelling ‘No tear gas please. We don’t have any masks’ over and over again even though there aren’t any protesters left in the area to gas.”Such huge amounts of tear gas and other unknown chemical weapons have never before been deployed in Portland’s dense neighborhoods. The effect on humans, and also on animal and plant life, is not understood. The city’s environmental bureau has requested increased testing of soil and the waters of the Willamette River, which flows just blocks from the downtown protests. There is fear that with the arrival of heavy rains in the fall, there will be a mass run-off of tear gas residue into the area’s waterways, causing untold damage to marine ecosystems still recovering from decades of rampant industrial pollution.Records obtained by The Oregonian revealed that Portland police spent more than $117,500 between May 30 and July 14 on impact munitions, tear gas and other weapons. (oregonlive.com, Aug. 6)On day 100 of the protests, between the night of Sept. 5 and the morning of Sept. 6, police arrested 59 people, by far the highest number of arrests since the protests began in late May.Labor Day march, Sept. 7, in cop-infested North Portland.Continuing resistanceAs Portland and other cities continue anti-racist, anti-cop, anti-fascist protest, it is clear that the state’s desire to suppress this movement has not abated. As the November elections draw near, calls for “law and order” from both the Republican and Democratic Parties will grow louder, and disinformation spread about protests will be amplified.But as past months have shown, this movement will not fold so easily. It stubbornly continues fighting for racial justice and against police brutality, even in the face of ever-more violent and inhumane state repression and vigilante violence. As more and more people directly participate in the protests or witness them from their front porches and living room windows, more see that the narrative pushed by the police and politicians is completely unmoored from reality. At this critical juncture, it is more important than ever for all anti-fascist, progressive and leftist forces to stand in solidarity with the movement initiated under the banner of Black Lives Matter, and to continue to fight back. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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State media appointments discussed at meeting with government

first_imgShe recalled that on 7 January, the government hastily appointed new managers to a number of state media organizations, such as the news agency TAP, the newspaper publishing arm SNIPE and the national television organization. It said the fact that several top posts were vacant justified the need to move quickly.On 24 April, the sudden removal of Habib Belaid as interim head of the national public radio network caused an outcry. Four state radio directors handed in their resignations in solidarity. In early July, the dismissal of Sadok Bouabène as director general of Wataniya TV and the appointment of new directors for nine state radio stations prompted Reporters Without Borders once again to deplore the lack of a consultation process to regulate the appointment and dismissal of senior staff in Tunisia’s state broadcasting system.The most recent cases quoted by Reporters Without Borders were the appointment on 17 August of Imène Bahroun as head of the Tunisian National Television Organization and on 21 August of Lotfi Touati as director general of the Dar Essabah media group, which is 80 percent state-controlled.“What was at first described by the government as an exception became the rule as the months went by,” the organization commented, noting the importance of independent state media in a democracy. “The government must put and end once and for all to the lack of transparency that surrounds the latest appointments.”On 21 August, the journalist Boutheina Gouiaa invited members of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) to discuss the state media appointments on her daily programme “Between News and Rumour” on Tunisian National Radio. After it aired, she was told she was being reassigned to the Information Department.At the Kasbah meeting, Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern that some representatives of the government were incapable of accepting criticism. Yet their position as public figures necessarily exposed them to adverse comments.The government representatives said the application of the new media laws 115 (print) and 116 (broadcasting) had been entrusted to a parliamentary committee. They had been deemed “non-consensual” and would be revised. Reporters Without Borders said this was regrettable and expressed the fear that the revised versions would be watered down. It stressed that it was important for Tunisia that its legislation meets international standards. “It is imperative that the government and the National Constituent Assembly take a stand against the current legal vacuum, which amounts in effect to a means of controlling the media,” the organization added. Reporters Without Borders welcomes the consultation framework put in place after a protest demonstration by Dar Essabah journalists on 22 August, which brings together the prime minister’s office and professional bodies to tackle the problems of the news industry. However, a mass meeting organised by the SNJT on 24 August voted for a general strike on 15 September unless the authorities respond favourably to the journalists’ demands, a sign that the confidence of those working in the media has been seriously eroded despite the government’s action. December 26, 2019 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Organisation RSF_en Read in Arabic (بالعربية) Help by sharing this information News to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia November 12, 2019 Find out more The authorities do not appear to have heeded the journalists’ appeal. Lotfi Touati, the new director general of Dar Essabah, arbitrarily removed one of the three sub-editors working on the daily Essabah. He also published a list of those entitled to edit the newspaper’s editorials. On 24 August, Reporters Without Borders had a meeting at the prime minister’s office in the Kasbah with government spokesman Ridha Kazdaghli, and Jamel Tahar and Nejmeddine Hamrouni, political advisers to Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.The talks gave the organization an opportunity to express its concern and incomprehension at the persistence of inappropriate appointments to top state media posts and to point out that there was an urgent need for the creation of an independent body to regulate the broadcasting sector. The organization’s Tunis representative sharply criticized the Tunisian authorities’ control of the state media and the lack of a transparent system for appointing managers. Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News November 11, 2020 Find out more News August 29, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State media appointments discussed at meeting with government TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistslast_img read more

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664 extra jobs created in Limerick

first_img Previous articleNetflix involved with Limerick production of NightflyersNext articleLimerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital plan Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print THE NUMBER of Enterprise Ireland backed jobs in Limerick has risen by 9 per cent in the last year, according to figures just released.There are 8,269 people now employed by companies supported by the agency in Limerick, representing an increase of 664 jobs since the end of 2016.The increase is net of people leaving jobs, a spokesman told the Limerick Post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to the report, every region recorded job increases with 64 per cent of new jobs created outside of Dublin. In excess of 19,000 jobs were created across Ireland by companies supported by the agency in 2017.  Construction, life sciences and engineering sectors delivered the largest jobs increases.  And Enterprise Ireland has launched a new Market Discovery Fund in response to the anticipated challenges of Brexit.The fund will support Enterprise Ireland backed companies to diversify into new markets and promote new products to existing markets. There are three levels of funding available to companies; up to €35,000, up to €75,000 and up to €150,000.Announcing details of the new fund, Chief Executive, Julie Sinnamon said: “In the context of Brexit, consolidating exports to the UK, while expanding the Irish export footprint in markets beyond the UK is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland.“The new Market Discovery Fund, along with our intensive international programme of export focused trade missions, and our recently introduced Agile Innovation Fund, are key supports which will be instrumental to helping even more companies grow and reach new export markets. The new Fund, further underpins our goal of increasing exports by €5bn by 2020.”19,332 new jobs were created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2017. 209,388 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is the highest total employment achieved in the history of the agency, according to the Enterprise Ireland announcement.  Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys said that the results were consistent with the strong employment performance across the economy.“I am very pleased to see this strong level of job creation delivered for Limerick by Enterprise Ireland backed companies.“The priority of my Department, through Enterprise Ireland is to support companies in Limerick and right across the country to continue to build on this strong job creation performance. Whatever the outcome of the complex Brexit negotiations that lie ahead, it is vital that as a country we are ready and the Government continues to take initiatives to bolster the capacity of our enterprise agencies to drive exports and support investment,” she concluded. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBrexitEnetrprise irelandFundingJobslimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin News664 extra jobs created in LimerickBy Bernie English – January 5, 2018 2571 Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

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The CFPB’s Tough Month of April

first_img CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 2016-05-02 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The CFPB’s Tough Month of April The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: Fed is Latest to Approve Incentive-Based Pay Proposal Next: SFR Securitizations Continue on ‘Stable’ Path Sign up for DS News Daily May 2, 2016 1,115 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Much of the controversy surrounding the nearly 5-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) revolves around whether or not the Bureau was given too much power under the Dodd-Frank Act.Many attempts have been made by lawmakers in the last couple of years to reform the CFPB, notably by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) to remove the Bureau’s director and replace him with a bipartisan commission; and a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minnesota) which would establish an independent inspector general for the CFPB.None of these bills have gained any serious traction until last month, when the “Taking Account of Bureaucrats Spending Act” sponsored by Andy Barr (R-Kentucky) passed in the House Financial Services Committee by a vote of 33 to 20. The legislation proposes to make the CFPB accountable to Congress and to Taxpayers by placing the Bureau on a budget.Adding to the CFPB’s tough month was the opening argument phase of the PHH Corp. trial challenging the CFPB’s constitutional authority. PHH claims the Bureau abused its power by increasing what was a $6 million penalty for allegedly taking mortgage insurance kickbacks up to $109 million. CFPB Director Richard Cordray faced some sharp questioning from a three-judge panel in the opening arguments in mid-April. PHH is the first company to challenge the CFPB’s authority in court.According to the blog on the Hill, the Bureau also took a defeat in court recently when its demands for documents from a for-profit college accreditor were rejected because the judge ruled that the matter fell outside the CFPB’s statutory authority to govern consumer finance.On the Hill’s blog, Brian Knight suggests that the courts may only marginally upset the status quo, and therefore Congress should take the lead if any CFPB reform is to take place. Knight said first, Congress should turn the Bureau into an independent bipartisan commission to provide for greater political balance, more diverse points of view, and a greater breadth of expertise in leadership; second, Congress should clarify the CFPB’s jurisdiction both in terms of scope and temporal reach—which includes defining clear statutes of limitations and enforcement actions; and third, Congress should take more control over the CFPB’s funding.As for the third item that Knight suggested, that may be on its way with the recent passing of Barr’s bill in mid-April. Since any CFPB reform bill would face a certain presidential veto if it reaches the White House while Obama is president, however, the bills would have more luck with a Republican in the oval office.center_img Subscribe The CFPB’s Tough Month of April Share Save Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

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Safety concerns over ‘beat the clock’ driving game

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – March 27, 2012 center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Road safety chiefs in the west have expressed concern about a new game among young motorists which they warn is putting many lives at risk.They have said young drivers are engaging in a “beat the clock” game where they try to trim minutes off the estimated journey times on SatNavs.The practice is said to be most common among young drivers, but middle-aged drivers and some pensioners are also engaging in this game.Last week, Gardaí expressed serious concern over a rise in road deaths in the west over the past two years, which is running contrary to the downward trend nationally.Of the 35 deaths on Irish roads this year, 20 were in the west , with speeding in 80 and 100 kilometre zones identified as a major factor. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Safety concerns over ‘beat the clock’ driving game Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSligo man jailed for 15 years for rape and abuse of his daughterNext articleSalmon fishing ban reversal would see Donegal islands repopulated News Highland Facebooklast_img read more

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Virtual classroom spans the globe

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Virtual classroom spans the globeOn 1 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Global Knowledge, one of the largest independent IT training firms, is tolaunch its first pan-European virtual classroom e-learning programme, featuringinstructor-led training and remote hands-on labs relayed over the Internet. The programme, which delivers the live sessions via streaming media, isavailable in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Students and tutors at remote locations take part in real time, interactingwith each other, as well as sharing applications. The classes are recorded and remain available for between one and sixmonths, so students can refresh their knowledge on certain subjects or catch upon any study they have missed. Multinational companies are expected to be the first to recognise thebenefits of the programme because it will allow them to plan, deliver andmanage their e-learning programmes at their European sites. www.globalknowledge.net/vlearning Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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CSS Alabama Artifacts Arrive at NHHC

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: CSS Alabama Authorities View post tag: NHHC The artifacts, consisting of two wooden boxes, a partial gunstock, a copper alloy bolt, pieces of wood from cannons, ropes, leather and cloth, came from Warren Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston, South Carolina.“It was recovered as one piece – the top actually lifts off and you still have the shell actually inside,” said Kate Morrand, NHHC Underwater Archeology Conservator, of the wooden box containing the cannon ball. “It’s a pretty complex piece and it has taken several years to treat it completely. They look the same as when they were recovered.”While these artifacts represent a large portion of the objects recovered, there are more.CSS Alabama, built by John Laird Sons and Company of Liverpool, England, was commissioned on August 24, 1862. Its mission was to wreak havoc on Union warships and Union-backed merchant ships, which it did for nearly two years.On June 14, 1864, after 22 months of near-constant sailing, Alabama arrived in Cherbourg, France and requested permission to dock for a maintenance overhaul.After hearing CSS Alabama was nearby, sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, which had been pursuing the raider, headed to Cherbourg and a few days later, began patrolling just outside of the harbor. On June 19, still waiting for permission to dock for repairs, Alabama sailed out of Cherbourg to engage Kearsarge. Approximately one hour after firing the first shot, Alabama had been reduced to a sinking hulk.The ship was rediscovered, 120 years after its loss, off the coast of Cherbourg by the French Navy and was later confirmed to be the CSS Alabama.[mappress]Press Release, June 26, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Arrive View post tag: Artifacts View post tag: News by topic CSS Alabama Artifacts Arrive at NHHC Share this article June 26, 2014 Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) received more than 30 conserved artifacts from the sunken confederate ship, CSS Alabama, to add to the command’s collection, June 23. View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today CSS Alabama Artifacts Arrive at NHHC last_img read more

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Ghost Light Shares Full-Show Audio From Recent Debut-Heavy Burlington Show [Listen]

first_imgGhost Light has made serious waves in 2018. The newly formed project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang, and Steve Lyons is a force to be reckoned with, wowing audiences across the country with their next-level improvisations and already-stellar catalog of originals. With only 10 months as a band under their belts, Ghost Light impressively sold out multiple shows on their inaugural spring tour, based off of word-of-mouth buzz alone.Last week, Ghost Light made a stop at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground, offering up a standout two-set performance amidst their extensive fall tour. The show included Ghost Light debuts of The Kinks’ “Living On A Thin Line” and Radiohead’s “Black Star”, as well as an original debut entitled “Doorway To A Silent Chamber”. The quintet also debuted two covers of Toms Hamilton’s American Babies material, offering up “Weight Of The World” and “Old Fashioned”. For their encore, drummer Scotty Zwang took the stage and sang, “I got something in my front pocket”, from South Park, before the rest of the band joined him to encore Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”.Luckily for fans, Ghost Light has released another edition of their “Full Show Friday,” featuring their recent performance from Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on November 17th, 2018. Listen to the full-show audio below:Ghost Light – 11/17/2018 (Full-Show)[Audio: Jeffery Bowling]Ghost Light continues their tour tomorrow night at Washington, D.C.’s The Hamilton ahead of shows in Richmond, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Charleston, SC; and Atlanta, GA, through to December 1st. Ghost Light will finish out their fall tour in the South, with performances at Nashville, Tennessee’s The Basement East (12/5); Lexington, Kentucky’s Cosmic Charlie’s (12/6); Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern (12/7); and Ferndale, MI’s Otus Supply (12/8). To round out their announced plans for 2018, Ghost Light will play the highly anticipated Holidaze, before a two-night run at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads on December 27th and 28th. Ghost Light will ring in the new year in support of The Disco Biscuits on December 31st, at Philadelphia’s Fillmore.For more information and ticketing, head to Ghost Light’s website here.Setlist: Ghost Light | Higher Ground | Burlington, VT | 11/17/2018Set One: Best Kept Secret > Living On A Thin Line# > Streets of Brooklyn* > Living on Thin Line > Boy > Isosceles > JoleneSet Two: Doorway to a Silent Chamber %, Diamond Eyes > Black Star#, Weight of the World # >  **Old Fashioned # > Diamond Eyes > jam > Best Kept SecretE: Tangled Up in Blue ***# First time performed by Ghost Light% First time played*w/ Boy tease** Best Kept Secret & Silent Chamber tease*** Scotty took the stage and sang ’I got something in my front pocket’ from South Park solo before the rest of the band took the stage.Ghost Light 2018 Fall Tour:11/24 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC11/27 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA11/28 – Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC11/29 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC11/30 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC12/01 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/05 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN12/06 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY12/07 – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern – Cleveland, OH12/08 – Otus Supply – Ferndale, MI12/12-12/16 – Holidaze – Puerto Moreles, Mexico12/27 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA12/28 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CAView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Jordanian Firm Plans One of Region’s First Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy-Storage News:Philadelphia Solar, a vertically integrated PV company headquartered in Jordan, said this morning it has reached financial close on a project to bring battery storage to a large-scale solar farm in the Middle East kingdom. Philadelphia Solar emailed Energy-Storage News today to say that it had struck a deal with private trade financial institution Capital Bank of Jordan (Capital Bank) for project financing.It could be the largest energy storage project in the region, with completion and the start of commercial operation expected in the fourth quarter of this year. Back in August 2017, Energy-Storage News reported that Al Badiya Power Generation, a special purpose company set up by Philadelphia Solar, had signed a 20-year PPA with electric power distribution company Irbid District Electricity Company.Philadelphia Solar makes PV panels and mounting structures, in addition to developing and carrying out project work. The company set up Al Badiya Power Generation back in 2013, using start-up capital of around US$25 million. The subsidiary company developed a 12 MW PV plant in the Jordanian city of Al Mafraq and commissioned it in October 2015.The latest project will be an 11 MW extension to Al Badiya’s solar farm. Around 34,350 polycrystalline 320 W PV panels will be added, along with single-axis tracking and 12 MWh of lithium-ion battery based energy storage.More recently Jordan, one of the Middle Eastern countries not blessed with large oil reserves, issued a request for parties interested in delivering a 30 MW energy storage system in the Kingdom to come up with technical and financial offers. Interested parties have six months to respond to that call, which was put out in February.More: Jordan’s Solar-Plus-Storage ‘Expansion Project’ Reaches Financial Close Jordanian Firm Plans One of Region’s First Solar-Plus-Storage Projectslast_img read more

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