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first_imgDJ Logic, the beloved purveyor of turntable jams, has just been announced as part of the LOCKN’ Festival lineup. The famed DJ has a long history in the jam family, especially with Peter Shapiro enterprises like The Wetlands, Brooklyn Bowl and more.The name of the game will be “Jazz & Woods,” as DJ Logic is set to perform two-jazz inspired sets on Friday and Saturday night at the festival. With all of the ace musicians around, the chance for a sit-in is likely. Whatever DJ Logic does with his set, there’s no doubt that it will be one late night dance party you won’t want to miss.Tickets and more LOCKN’ information can be found here`.last_img

first_imgThe Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presented a lecture on Friday by associate professor of Irish Literature and Language Sarah McKibben on the queering of early modern Irish colonial encounters with the English.“Queering early modern Ireland … provides a common grammar of disparate material in multiple languages that has not heretofore been read together or understood as part of the same political dynamic,” McKibben said. “It discloses the common motivations of heretofore isolated genres, such as love poetry and so-called political poetry, … offers new insights into familiar material, recovers an Irish iteration of what has long been grasped in contemporaneous England … and enables new forms of comparison and offers an early model of a pattern and process found elsewhere.“By in turn queering modern Ireland, that is unsettling and perturbing it, reading it athwart and critiquing prior assumptions to discern the non-heteronormative nature of its very texts, encounters and ideologies across discursive communities, we can recover a lost cultural logic of the period.”McKibben said the male-male bonding typical of a male-dominated society, though it may not have all been considered homosexual, was identified and observed in some of the works from author Gerald of Wales, whose propaganda-laced works depicted the Irish harshly for being homosexual, among other things.“Put simply, colonialism queers pre-existing male homosocial bonding, that is, it dislocates, unsettles, spoils, renders strange native homosocial bonding,” she said. “Because such bonding is so central to native Irish society … this prompts a correspondingly vehement response that shapes early modern anti-colonial rhetoric and lives on in the Irish.”Years later, once Irish resistance to English colonialism had begun to boil over, Irish poets turned against the English through their own literary works, which McKibben said was a return, “back to Gerald, but viewed from the other side.”The Irish resistors wrote “acts of violence as the underlying truth, …‘The English are treacherous, not to be trusted, and when they offer bonds of friendship, you should not be misled.’”Tags: colonial encounters, early modern Irish, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, queering, Sarah McKibbenlast_img read more

first_imgVermont-based Northern Power Systems, Inc., announced today that it has been commissioned to deliver an energy efficient, on-site power system to the One Market Street office complex in downtown San Francisco, owned by Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE: EOP).Equity Office is the nation’s largest publicly held office building owner and manager with a portfolio of 767 buildings comprising 127.4 million square feet in 21 states and the District of Columbia. With 1.5 million square feet of commercial space occupying an entire city block, One Market is one of the premier office buildings in San Francisco’s financial district.When the 1.5 megawatt system is completed early next year, it will become what is believed to be the first commercial on-site electric power system to be fully interconnected with Pacific Gas & Electric’s downtown San Francisco electricity grid.The advanced cogeneration system consists of three natural gas-fired generators and a sophisticated heat recovery process, which converts waste heat from the generators and their exhausts into steam. The steam will be used to heat the building. Northern is providing overall system design, engineering and commissioning. Northern is also supplying the generators and an automated control system designed to maximize system efficiency.Northern believes that this will be the first cogeneration system to be interconnected to the downtown San Francisco utility grid in full compliance with the Pacific Gas & Electric’s Rule 21 Interconnection Standards. Running in parallel with the utility grid allows the system to meet as much of the building’s electricity demand as possible, while the utility meets any needs in excess of the system’s capacity. By running near full capacity, the system delivers maximum electrical efficiency. Northern’s integrated control system also maximizes utilization of the waste heat from the generators, further increasing overall system efficiency.The cogeneration system, scheduled for installation in February 2003, can deliver up to 30% of One Market’s electricity and 85% of its steam needs for its space heating system.Northern’s power system is also considered a “green” system. In recovering waste heat, the system’s overall fuel efficiency rises to approximately 60%, compared to typical efficiencies of 30% from utility-produced power. Doubling fuel efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40%. These higher fuel efficiencies also qualify Equity Office’s new system for an incentive rebate from the Self-Generation Incentive Program of the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC). This program was established in 2001 to encourage on-site generation to reduce peak demand and avoid rolling blackouts such as those recently experienced by the state.”Equity Office is leading the commercial real estate market in actively implementing power solutions that make sense from a power security and from an environmental standpoint,” said Thomas Smith, Vice President of Energy Operations at Equity Office. “Teaming with Northern Power Systems to create this innovative approach to energy supply is fully consistent with our commitment to maintaining superior quality of service to our tenants, improving the efficiency of our systems, and lessening the impact of our operations on the environment.”Jito Coleman, president and CEO of Northern, stated, “We are fortunate to work with a company whose people recognize that power security and environmental benefit are not mutually exclusive. All of us at Northern are happy to help Equity Office reach its goals through the design and installation of this innovative and highly efficient cogeneration system.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Philip Terzian/ShareAmerica July 19, 2019 Harass. Detain. That’s what the Maduro regime does to its opponents in Venezuela’s National Assembly, the country’s sole surviving democratic institution.On January 13, the regime’s Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) arrested and detained Interim President Juan Guaidó. When the United States and the international community, including the Organization of American States, swiftly condemned the action, Guaidó was released.What other government figures has Maduro harassed or detained? Some 67 Assembly deputies, says Caracas’ Analítica. That’s nearly two-thirds of the duly elected opposition bloc reporting harassment, imprisonment or worse.Sometimes the Maduro regime moves beyond harassment, beyond imprisonment, all the way to torture. Example: popular Caracas deputy Gilber Caro. Held repeatedly by Maduro’s intelligence service, Caro has been a victim of SEBIN torture and given only starvation rations. Caro was arrested again in April and hasn’t been seen since. His lawyer considers him “disappeared.”Other legislators, elected by the Venezuelan people, have been forced to seek refuge in foreign embassies: deputy Freddy Guevara in Chile’s, deputy Americo de Grazia at Italy’s and deputy Franco Manuel Casella in Mexico’s. Deputy Richard Blanco is now a “guest” of the Argentine ambassador. A dozen more of their National Assembly colleagues have fled to neighboring countries.In May, Maduro’s regime arrested the National Assembly’s first vice president, Édgar Zambrano. He remains in custody.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Zambrano’s illegal imprisonment “an attack on the independence of [Venezuela’s] democratically elected legislative branch.” In an interview, Pompeo said, “Our task is to continue to support all those who are supporting Juan Guaidó.”last_img read more

first_imgIn today’s highly competitive market, financial institutions need to differentiate themselves as much as possible. Differentiation can take many forms, but any sort strategy that can generate loan income is especially important. Loan generation is important for financial institutions of all sizes, but for smaller credit unions and community banks, it is even more important as they often do not have the marketing budgets for traditional marketing campaigns and they cannot always compete on rate alone.Having a well though out digital strategy is one of the most important things that financial institutions can do in order to reach today’s consumers. For many, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google +, etc) is a great place to start. Online shopping is bigger than it’s ever been and consumers are talking about your business and brand on these digital channels. The majority of these consumers will probably rarely ever step foot in one of your branches.. So, targeting them, bringing their business to you and gathering information from them has never been more important.CitizensFirst Credit Union (CFCU) in Oshkosh, WI has been targeting these consumers through social media throughout 2014 and the statistics are staggering. In 2014 they focused on Facebook to not only grow their fan base, but, also get information from their members using social media. They have over 17% if their membership liking them on Facebook, and closed over $2 million in consumer loans using Facebook generated leads only. This led to not only scheduled interest income for the future, but, instant income to their bottom line from ancillary product sales on these loans.They used a different tactics and strategies to find members who could save money by switching their loans to CFCU. They used Facebook to track that over 60% of the people who entered their Facebook driven contests said that they didn’t hear about their loan promotion through traditional media channels (billboards, radio, newspaper, Pandora, etc), but, instead they heard about it via Facebook.This is just one example of a financial institution doing things just a little bit different to generate more business, and doing it without spending a lot of member’s money. Being trained on how to do these things is crucial to the future of your business. It’s never been more important to be innovative in the way you generate new business. What is your institution doing moving forward to stay ahead of the curve? 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Don Emmer Don is currently the Director of Sales for Chatter Yak (Marketing/Advertising CUSO) based out of Citizens First Credit Union in Oshkosh, WI. His role there is to help financial … Web: www.chatteryak.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgA Harvard Business Review survey of more than 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions were managed appropriately, they are more than twice as likely to work harder and stay engaged in their current organization. The survey, conducted throughout the last year, proves that effectively promoting people throughout your company can greatly enhance your organization’s success.The survey also found that these people – who believe that promotions are handled effectively – are five times as likely to think leaders act with integrity.With this in mind, before promoting an employee, the Harvard Business Review recommends:clarifying team members’ aspirations;encouraging team members to apply for new positions within your organization (even if you have someone specific in mind; you might be surprised); continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgCan is poised to leave Juventus (Picture: Getty)Emre Can is weighing up his options after receiving a ‘luractive’ offer from Arsenal, according to reports.The former Liverpool star was edging closer to a transfer to Borussia Dortmund after falling down the pecking order at Juventus.Sport 1 claim that although Dortmund are leading the race for Can, Tottenham and Arsenal have made a late move to lure the midfielder back to the Premier League.The January transfer window closes at 11pm on Friday and Arsenal and Spurs face a race against time to get a deal over the line for Can.ADVERTISEMENTThe offers are described as ‘lucrative’, with Paris Saint-Germain and an unnamed Spanish club also submitting bids.AdvertisementAdvertisementDortmund’s deal for Can is believed to be worth £25.2million and will see the 26-year-old join on loan before making the move permanent. Comment Coral BarryFriday 31 Jan 2020 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.7kShares Arsenal and Tottenham submit transfer offers to sign Emre Can Advertisement Can has barely played this season (Picture: Getty)However, the late interest from Arsenal and others has caused Can to pause and consider his options.Can is yet to make a final decision on his next club, but the German transfer window closes at 5pm.Arsenal may find it difficult to convince Can after it was reported the Germany international turned down an approach for Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCan spent four years at Anfield and his exit was of great disappointment to Jurgen Klopp and many Liverpool fans.Since moving to Juventus on a free transfer in 2018, Can has found it difficult to nail down a regular starting place and has made just eight appearances in total this season.Can’s issues at Juventus peaked when he was left out of their Champions League squad at the start of the season.MORE: Man City move to beat Arsenal and Barcelona to Brazilian defender Yan CoutoMORE: Dani Ceballos makes U-turn over Arsenal future and vows to earn starting spot under Mikel Arteta Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgUK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) and German company Multiversum have entered a partnership to provide pre-construction offshore wind measurement services as well as specific advice on fixed and floating LiDAR measurements. L-R: Patrick Schwenk, Project Engineer (OWC), John MacAskill, business development director (OWC), Jakob Grimm, Managing Consultant (Multiversum) and Anne-Katrin Hagel, Associate Partner (Multiversum)“Traditional metocean measurement towers are insufficient to protect the profit margins of modern offshore wind farm developments. At the same time, wind farms must reduce their costs in order to remain competitive,” said John MacAskill, business development director of Offshore Wind Consultants Limited (OWC).“Floating LiDAR technology is established within the offshore sector, offering reliable recording of location-specific data on site, at significantly lower costs. However, there is room for improvement of the correct interpretation and ultimate exploitation of this data. The combination of OWC and Multiversum’s expertise provides a solution to this challenge,” said Detlef Stein, Multiversum’s LiDAR expert.OWC and Multiversum will also focus on services across other phases of offshore wind farm projects, including pre-feasibility, project development, wind farm erection and ongoing offshore maintenance.last_img read more

first_imgMail Online 26 February 2014It is possible to die as a direct result of smoking cannabis, new research shows. German scientists have identified two people who died purely as a result of smoking the drug. It was previously known that using marijuana could be fatal if it was used in conjunction with other drugs – such as by triggering heart conditions or by causing cancer. However, whether the drug could kill unaided had remained unclear, New Scientist reports. Now, scientists at the University Hospital Düsseldorf in Germany have carried out the first full post mortem examinations on people who have died after using the drug.The team, led by Dr Benno Hartung, carried out 15 examinations. They performed tests including toxicology tests and genetic tests to rule out any other causes of death. They discovered that the deaths of two of the patients could not be put down to anything other than marijuana use. Both of these people were men who had died after their hearts started beating either too fast or too slowly. The researchers believe that this change in heart rhythm – called arrhythmia – was caused by cannabis. The reason they came to this conclusion was that both had smoked the drug within a few hours of their death and neither had any history of heart problems.….David Raynes from the UK National Drug Prevention Alliance told New Scientist: ‘These deaths are rare and will remain rare. The real risks are from long-term effects on the young brain.’ His comment is based on the fact that previous studies have shown a link between smoking cannabis and schizophrenia and depression.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2568326/Smoking-cannabis-CAN-kill-German-researchers-identify-two-men-died-purely-result-using-drug.htmllast_img read more

first_imgDallas Hollin Sr, age 75 passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 at his home in Delaware, IN. Born October 26, 1940 in Clay Co., KY he was the son of Elbert & Lucinda (Henson) Hollin.Dallas worked at sawmills and was a master sawer. He has worked at Hope Lumber Comp. as a truck driver hauling chips, in Greensburg at Mitchell Veneer and lastly in Whitesburg, KY.Dallas’ family reflected that he was a “hard working man”, as many would remember him jokingly saying so, but he truly did work hard to provide for his family. He was a wonderful father who always put his children first.  He loved his family.  He was a man of his word.  If he told you something, you could count on it being the truth.  He loved to go squirrel hunting and fishing.  He loved the outdoors.  Mowing grass was one of his favorite past-times.  He liked to keep his yard looking nice and was proud of his home.  Dallas was a big man with a big heart and we are proud that he is our father.Dallas is survived by his children Jeff Hollin, Grant Hollin (Lisa), Mary Redd, Amanda Griffin (David), Brian Hollin (Ashley), Travis Hollin (Lisa) and Teresa Medeiros (Ralph). He will also be missed by his 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sisters Stella Olvey (Frank), Eunice Meyer (Wally) & Loretta Hubbard (Robert) along with his brothers-in law Maynard Smith & Harold Koors.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Dallas Hollin Jr. and sisters Betty Smith & Janet Koors.Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm followed by services at 3:00pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will follow services in Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN.  Memorials are suggested to A.L. S. c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN  47006.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more