Last weekend marked the annual Highberry Music Festival, taking place in the beautiful Ozark, AR from June 30th through July 4th. Taking over a spot once filled by the debt-ridden Wakarusa, Highberry made good on the location with a wonderfully diverse lineup that showcased an array of jam favorites. With headliners Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams, and Papadosio, as well as sets from Dopapod, Buckethead, TAUK, Jeff Austin, Cornmeal, Kung Fu and more, there was no shortage of great music all weekend long!In celebration of this successful Highberry event, we have some images to share from photographer Jeremy Scott. Enjoy! You can see a full gallery of Jeremy Scott Photography‘s images below. Load remaining images
Beloved vocalist Elise Testone and her band’s guitarist, Adam Fallen, recently had a unique opportunity to give back to the community. Back in August, the two joined up with a non-profit group called OMG Everywhere, which creates unique workshops for children to experience the magical intersection between film and music. More info here.OMG Everywhere thrives on teaching children how to be creative, and the workshop with Testone had children create their own music video for her original song, “Help Me.” By partnering with experienced filmmakers, these children were able to express themselves creatively through the creation of a new music video, ultimately giving them an incredible life experience that won’t soon be forgotten.“It was so much fun watching these kids confidently execute their ideas,” said Elise.After the weeklong session, the children put together this marvelous new video. You can watch their creation below, and find the original here.Elise Testone will be on the road throughout the fall, hitting venues up and down the East Coast for a number of engaging performances. She has a number of her own headlining performances, and will also be an artist-at-large at Brooklyn Comes Alive this weekend. She’s also taking lead vocal duties for a very special “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” tribute to Led Zeppelin on Halloween in Brooklyn, NY, and has a number of shows with Keith Jenkins of the James Brown Band on the schedule.You can see Elise’s full tour schedule below, and head to her official website for details.10/20 – The Abbey at Appalachian Brewing Company – Lancaster, PA w/ Roxy Roca.10/21 – The Main Pub – Manchester, CT w/ Roxy Roca10/22 – Brooklyn Comes Alive – Brooklyn, NY – Artist-At-Large10/29 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY – w/ Candy Ambulance & Annie In The Water10/31 – The Hall MP – Brooklyn, NY – Elise Testone Present’s “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” An All-Star Tribute To Led Zeppelinfeat. Tim Palmieri (guitar, Kung Fu), Adrian Tramontano (drums, Kung Fu), Jed Lingat (bass, Elise Testone), Trey Cooper (keys, Elise Testone).11/2 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ – w/ Des & The Swagmatics11/3 – 8 x 10 – Baltimore, MD – w/ Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale11/5 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA11/17 – Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC *11/18 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC – w/ Big Mean Sound Machine *11/19 – Hometeam BBQ – Charleston, SC – 10th Anniversary Block Party w/ Home Team All-Stars11/20 – Pawley Island Tavern – Pawley Island, SC11/23 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC *11/25 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC *11/26 – Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA **Featuring Keith Jenkins of James Brown Band on guitar
BlackRock warns South Korean utility on planned coal investments in Vietnam, Indonesia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:BlackRock Inc. has challenged Korea Electric Power Corp. over plans to invest in new coal-fired power plants in Vietnam and Indonesia.The world’s top asset manager raised concerns over “several controversial coal projects” with a South Korean utility, including in meetings in the first quarter, it said in a report last month. BlackRock “contacted the CEO seeking a clear strategic rationale for its investments in coal energy,” it said, without naming the company.Kepco, as the utility is known, confirmed Thursday that it received a letter from BlackRock, which it said requested fuller disclosure of its planned involvement in new coal-fired plants overseas.BlackRock’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink in January pledged that the firm would make climate change a priority across its funds, becoming one of the highest-profile proponents for climate-friendly investing.Kepco is seeking to buy a stake in the Vung Ang 2 project in Vietnam, the spokesman said Thursday. It also said in January that it’s pursuing involvement in the Java 9 & 10 coal-fired power projects in Indonesia.BlackRock said in its Global Quarterly Stewardship Report that the South Korean company’s plans appear to contravene the utility’s energy transition commitments and are at odds with decisions by banks and other companies to exit the same projects.[David Stringer, Heesu Lee and Aaron Clark]More: BlackRock warns Korean utility on overseas coal plant push
By Dialogo January 01, 2012 Marine leaders from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and the United States participated in the 2011 MLAC. Leaders agree that this type of collaboration is key for security cooperation. Brigadier General Héctor Julio Pachon Cañón, commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps, told Diálogo that during the MLAC conferences “joint and combined strategies are designed and integrated to combat transnational crimes that affect the entire hemisphere.” General James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, told Diálogo, “Standing alone, none of us has all the answers to these complex challenges, but together we can combine our unique experiences for the mutual benefit of all.” The 2011 MLAC also addressed common security threats, such as narcotrafficking in the region, which extends beyond producer countries to the entire region, taking the form of violence and shadow economies that undermine economic growth. “We all agree that narcotrafficking is simply a threat that does not respect borders,” Peruvian Admiral Luis Ramos Vargas said. “It [narcotrafficking] does not limit itself to Peru, Colombia and Bolivia; all of the countries in the region end up becoming transit countries, places where the drugs are stashed in order to then be transported to Europe, the United States and Asia.” More than 5.7 million people in the Western Hemisphere are affected by natural disasters each year. Within the region that encompasses the Caribbean, Central America and South America, approximately three-quarters of the population are estimated to live in at-risk areas for health disasters, and one-third lives in areas highly exposed to hazards such as earthquakes and landslides. Adding to these threats, each country within the region also faces the impact of narcotrafficking. These dangers call for Marine Corps assistance that, at times, involves several countries’ forces working together. Integrating multiple Marine Corps units to confront these diverse challenges cannot take place for the first time after a disaster or in the midst of a hunt for a narcotrafficking group. That is why the region’s Marine Corps have regular meetings at all levels to collaborate on sharing information and training. Marine Leaders Meet Marines have a long history of working and training together to mitigate natural disaster conditions and the threat of narcotrafficking in the region. Since 2001, top-ranking Marine leaders have gathered every two years for the Marine Leaders of America Conference (MLAC), a relationship-building forum in which commandants discuss issues of common regional concern. During the last MLAC, held August 29 to September 2, 2011, in Lima, Peru, Marines discussed techniques and lessons learned from peacekeeping operations, humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations. Although regional Marine Corps have varying missions, the qualities inherent in Marine units assist greatly in providing security and augmenting the forces of the counterdrug authorities in the region. “The Marine Corps are very flexible units for their capability to deploy quickly, and can be a very useful tool for states,” said Captain Gerardo Priguetti, commandant of the Uruguayan Marine Corps. In Colombia’s case, working alongside other components of the National Navy, “[Marine Corps units] shows tangible results such as the interdiction of great quantities of liquid and chemical compounds used for the production of cocaine, as well as the confiscation of several tons of cocaine hydrochloride ready to be imported to other countries,” said Brig. Gen. Pachon Cañón. “This [conference] allows us to see, to open our minds to the realities of other Marine Corps,” said Capt. Priguetti. “These meetings allow us to help and to see different viewpoints to common problems.” Across Ranks Marines across Central America, South America and the Caribbean are going a step further, by also having a meeting among the senior enlisted leaders to consolidate their efforts against these security threats. Marine Corps senior enlisted leaders representing Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and the United States met for the first time ever from April 4–7, 2011, at the Senior Enlisted Marine Leaders of the Americas Conference (SEMLAC) at the Círculo de Suboficiales military base in Bogotá, Colombia. SEMLAC is set to become a regular event, conducted at various locations throughout Central and South America, to forge strong relationships working toward regional security. The event was co-hosted by the Marine Corps of Colombia and the U.S. to provide senior enlisted leaders a forum to discuss regional security cooperation and training against the region’s threats. The meetings of Marine Corps leaders have provided multiple benefits in military collaboration: Professional exchanges among naval infantry forces in the region have increased, Marine Corps training programs have improved as a result of the collective lessons learned, and the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) has received enhanced naval infantry support. Sources: www.marina.mil.pe, U.S. Marine Corps, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
But a deeper “V” due to widespread halts in production or a longer period of isolation to slow the virus’ spread could bring a 5.4 percent slump, followed by growth of 4.9 percent in 2021.In the still-more-damaging “U” scenario, with contact restrictions lasting “beyond the summer” and economic recovery setting in only next year, GDP might fall 4.5 percent in 2020, but add just 1.0 percent next year, the experts suggested.SVR member Achim Trueger urged Berlin to coordinate with governments elsewhere in Europe and further afield on both health and economic measures to lay the groundwork for the recovery in Germany’s highly-interconnected economy.”It’s not much good if one country, hopefully Germany, comes through the crisis relatively well, but around us the crisis is not yet over, then we won’t be able to ramp up production,” Trueger said.The SVR members hailed as “welcome” a 1.1-trillion-euro package of economic support from Berlin including easier access to benefits for workers on shorter hours, guarantees for loans to business and direct support for firms hardest hit by the crisis – up to and including the state taking stakes in stricken companies.In the weeks ahead, “optimum use should be made of the time during which the public health measures are in place in order to support the recovery and long-term economic development,” the experts added.That could range from training and further education for workers to making faster progress on construction projects in areas affected by shutdowns, like schools and public transport.”Further, the restrictions make fast progress on digitalisation imperative for businesses and public administration,” the economists said – with integrating IT into daily work, an area where Germany is widely seen as lagging behind.Topics : Measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak will slash German 2020 economic output by 2.8 to 5.4 percent before a rebound next year, a panel of economists who advise the government said Monday.”The German economy will shrink significantly in 2020,” the so-called “Wise Men” expert panel (SVR) said, with the exact size of the impact “depending on the extent and duration of health policy measures and the subsequent recovery”.Like other economists around the world, the group sketched different scenarios for the virus’ impact on Europe’s top economy depending on whether it follows a “V” shape, with a sharp drop matched by a swift recovery, or a more prolonged “U” in which the rebound takes longer to materialise. Germany’s 83 million people are currently under slightly less strict lockdown conditions than in other European nations like France and Italy, with non-essential excursions outside mostly still allowed.But companies from airline giant Lufthansa to car behemoth Volkswagen have already slashed their operations in response.’V’ or ‘U’?In their central outlook with activity “normalising over the summer”, the SVR forecast a 2.8 percent drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, followed by a 3.7 percent expansion next year.
North Harbour, BurpengaryIt has been labelled one of Brisbane’s ‘supercharged suburbs’, and it sits within a region that is leading the property charge.The Price Predictor Index by Hotspotting has named Burpengary as one of the Top 50 Super-charged Suburbs in the nation.It is joined by Kippa-Ring and Sandstone Point, making the Moreton Bay Regional Council area a standout performer.Just 10 Queensland suburbs made the list, with three located within Moreton Bay, with the report looking at sales activity, rather than prices, to determine the best and worst local government areas for property market growth.“This (Moreton Bay) is still the number one LGA (local government area) in Australia for growth markets, despite a slight reduction in the number of rising suburbs,” the report found. “Moreton Bay LGA . . . has 10 Rising Steadily markets, including Banksia Beach, Bellmere, Caboolture, Burpengary, Deception Bay, Kippa-Ring, Narangba, Petrie and Sandstone Point.”Quarterly sales in Burpengary have risen from 69 to 97 in the past six quarters, the report said.More than 14,000 people called Burpengary home during the 2016 Census, with North Harbour in Burpengary East to be home to more 2000 houses once completed.North Harbour’s first residents arrived in 2015 and since then more than 500 families have bought land. The new Reflections Park at North Harbour, BurpengaryOnce completed, the masterplanned neighbourhood will have a proposed 1000 acres of open space and parklands including walking and bike tracks, a Raff Creek eco-corridor, high speed fibre optic broadband that will be faster than the NBN and reticulated natural gas to every home. North Harbour at Burpengary EastA marina is also in the works, with a development application before council.“As the neighbourhood grows, a great sense of community is emerging,” project director Peter Lightbody said.“Our planned sporting fields, 1000 acres of open space, a proposed school, and proposed marina village of shops, cafes and restaurants will add to the amenities of this great community.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019North Harbour is home to the largest display village on the northside, with work currently underway on a second display village.Stage 20 has just been released. Construction of Riparian Park, which is aimed at older kids and will include a flying fox, basketball half court and shelters, barbecues and fitness equipment, will start mid year.Work has begun on the $3 million Heritage Precinct, which is in partnership with the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology.The precinct will centre on the heritage listed “Moray Fields” homestead site which was the first European settlement in the area and dates back to 1861.Land within Stage 20 starts from $234,000. A four-bedroom house on a 323sq m lot is listed from $428,440.The median house sales price in Burpengary is $450,000, and $544,000 in Burpengary East, according to CoreLogic.***QUEENSLAND’S 10 SUPERCARGED SUBURBSBurpengaryDalbyKippa-RingMareebaPort Douglas RaceviewSandstone PointSpringfieldTewantinTrinity Beach(Source: Price Predictor Index report from Hotspotting)
Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. revealed plans to launch a new Taiwan-Japan service (JCH), further enhancing its intra-Asia service network.Effective January 26, 2020, the JCH service will provide weekly direct service between Kaohsiung, Osaka, Kobe and Hakata.As explained, the launch of JCH service will expand Yang Ming’s existing services between Taiwan and Japan, namely Japan-Malaysia-Vietnam (JMV), Japan-Taiwan-Bangkok (JTC), Japan-Taiwan-South China Express (JTS), Japan-Thailand Express Service (JTX) and Pan Asia Service (PAS).Furthermore, the transit time between Taiwan and Japan’s Kansai region will be shortened by 1~2 days at least, according to the company.As of October of 2019, Yang Ming operated a fleet of 103 vessels with an aggregate tonnage of 7.79-million dwt and an operating capacity of 678 thousand TEUs.
Ripley County Middle School Track Meet Results @ Jac-Cen-Del.Girls Scores: Batesville 90, Jac-Cen-Del 73, South Ripley 17, Milan 4.Bulldogs Results: Discus-2 Katie Bedel (58’4”) 4 Georgie Doll (46’6”); Shot Put-2 Katie Bedel (25’9”) 5 Georgie Doll (22’1”); High Jump-1 Katie Bedel (4’7”) 5 Carley Pride (4’); Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (12’2”) 3 Olivia Dick (11’0.5”); 100M Hurdles-3 Sydnee Schaefer (20.1) 4 Cora Deputy (21.3); 100M-1 Chloe Schroeder (14.7) 2 Madelyn Pohlman (15.2); 200M-1 Lily Meyer (31.2) 2 Ava Hanson (31.2); 400M-1 Chloe Schroeder (1:05.2) 2 Carley Pride (1:06.6); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:41) 3 Maria Lopez (2:49); 1600M-2 Lily Pinckley (6:09) 3 Lexi Huber (6:15); 400M Relay-1 BMS Katie Olsen, Katie Bedel, Lily Meyer, Madelyn Pohlman (58.3); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Ava Hanson, Chloe Schroeder, Sarah Ripperger, Carley Pride (4:46).Boys Scores: Batesville 57, Jac-Cen-Del 49, Milan 42, South Ripley 36.Bulldogs Results: Discus-5 Luke Nuhring (91’4”); High Jump-2 Eli Pierson (5’2”) 3 Will Gunter (5’2”); Long Jump-2 Ethan Brewer (15’2”) 4 Sam Robben (14’11”); 110M Hurdles-2 Sam Robben (19.1) 3 Ethan Brewer (19.4); 100M-3 James Kuisel (13.5); 200M-3 Kavin Saravanan (27.8) 5 James Kuisel (28.2); 400M-3 Eli Pierson (1:04.6); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:20.2) 2 James Kuisel (2:20.5); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (5:07) 2 Dillon Murray (5:20); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Eli Pierson, Will Gunter, Dillon Murray, Ean Loichinger (4:16).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
By David Smith Jr.OBERLIN, Kan. (Aug. 19) – Toby Chapman proved patience is a virtue as he passed race-long leader Jed Werner on the final circuit to claim the thrilling United Rebel Sprint Series feature on Saturday in front of a packed house at Oberlin Speedway on night one of the Bob Salem Memorial.It looked to be Werner’s night but Chapman had other ideas as the Nebraska veteran passed Tracey Hill for the runner-up position with three laps remaining and set his sights on the leader.On the last lap Chapman put a slide job on Werner in turn one with Werner crossing under and they went side-by-side down the backstretch. Werner drove hard into the bottom of turn three and slid up back into the lead with Chapman crossing under and nipping Werner at the line by a half car length.Eleventh starting and current series point leader Zach Blurton came through the field to finish third while Hill settled for fourth. Fourteenth starting and hard charger Nick Haygood rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Toby Chapman; 2. Jed Werner; 3. Zach Blurton; 4. Tracey Hill; 5. Nick Haygood; 6. Koby Walters; 7. Steven Richardson; 8. Buddy Tubbs; 9. Nate Berry; 10. John Webster; 11. Nick Nichols; 12. Kaden Taylor; 13. Scott Cochran; 14. Ty Williams; 15. Aaron Ploussard; 16. Mike Taylor; 17. Mark Walinder; 18. Ryan Ellinger; 19. Keefe Hemel; 20. Lonnie Cox.