On today’s episode of Harry TV, the NOLA-bred television host (and fellow musician) welcomed young guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer to his show. The 13-year-old superstar spoke at length about how the movie School of Rock inspired him to first play guitar, leading him to star in the Broadway production School of Rock The Musical, and how the city of New Orleans has influenced him as a musician.Brandon used to walk Bourbon Street with his guitar strapped on his back ready to play, but wasn’t allowed in the bars at such a young age. The people of New Orleans still welcomed him from the streets, and it was there that his light started to shine. Hear more, and see him play a blues number with Jonathan Du Bose Jr in the video below:There’s a lot more coming from this kid, so watch out!
Bonnaroo is set to return for another year on “The Farm” in Manchester, TN on June 13th-16th this summer. One of this year’s main performers featured on Bonnaroo’s 2019 artist lineup is none other than Phish, who will return to the festival to play three sets mixed in throughout the weekend.Bonnaroo organizers always make a point to schedule a mix of unique dance parties and DJ sets throughout the weekend as fun alternatives for fans who may need a break from the crowded main stages and tents, as many of the non-performance events go well into the early hours of the morning. One of the notable non-performance events included on Bonnaroo’s event schedule for Thursday happens to also be Phish-themed, as a Kasvot Växt Dance Party is set to take place inside Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Barn from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. on night one.Related: Phish Announces 2019 Summer TourThe event doesn’t go into detail, other than stating attendees are recommended to show up dressed in their finest whites in accordance with the band’s wardrobe theme from their Halloween gag in Las Vegas last fall. The band made headlines when they came out to perform new, original material themed around a fictional 1980’s Scandinavian progressive rock band they had made up for one of their sets on Halloween night.Fans who are filled with all-night energy for the first day/night of Bonnaroo should definitely head over to the Christmas Barn for this party as a warmup for all the Phish music to be played at the festival in the days following. After all, what else is one supposed to do at that hour until the Sunrise Sets begin at the Kalliope stage starting at 3 a.m?Fans can head to the Bonnaroo website for ticket and more event schedule information.Kasvot Växt Dance Party – Bonnaroo Event Schedule
BOSTON – After a long day of travel, including more than four hours of flight delays, we finally checked into the Revere Hotel just before 7 p.m. We quickly changed and headed off to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the central hub of Election Night 2012 for the Romney/Ryan campaign. We are based in the Press Filing Center, which is playing host to hundreds of reporters from around the world as they cover the GOP side of the presidential race. Here is a minute-by-minute account of the night’s events. 7:08 p.m.: We are dropped off by our cab at the BCEC and make our way to the security check-in. The building is lit up with red, white and blue, and loads of Republicans, young and old alike, are being bused to the center. 7:36 p.m.: After some major help from our media contact, we head through security and make it into the Press Filing Center, which is only about half full. Fox News and CNN are playing on two large screens in the front of the room, flanking a stage. The first few rows are for the traveling press – The New York Times, Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times, to name a few. There is even a spot for Canal+, a French network. The major broadcast and cable networks – Fox News, ABC News, NBC News and so forth all have their own rooms. 7:44 p.m.: We receive word in the Press Filing Center that Romney’s plane has landed in Boston, and hopefully is on his way to the BCEC. 7:48 p.m.: In news back home, Notre Dame alumnus Joe Donnelly is deadlocked at 47 percent with Republican competitor Richard Mourdock in the race for Indiana Senator. Donnelly, who also graduated from the Notre Dame Law School, leads Mourdock by just over a thousand votes. 7:51 p.m.: 41,557 tweets per minute are sent with the hashtag “#election2012,” according to Fox News. That is some serious thumb exercising out there. 8:05 p.m.: We eat some food. Polenta, pork, garlic chicken and artichoke – It’s pretty good, except they ran out of dessert. 8:09 p.m.: We are reminded that while it is America who is choosing its president tonight, the entire world is watching the election. We have run across members of the press with accents that run the gamut from French to German, British to Indian. 8:15 p.m.: It is interesting to see the rate the different networks are reporting the results of states’ electoral votes. Fox News is way ahead, counting 78 for Obama and 82 for Romney while CNN is at a more conservative 64 for the President and 56 for the former Massachusetts governor. 8:20 pm.: And Domer Joe Donnelly is ahead by almost 40,000 votes according to CNN. If elected, he would be the first Irish alum in the Senate in modern history. 8:27 p.m.: CNN just showed a shot of huge crowds outside in Chicago supporting Obama. We saw no such thing on our way into the BCEC – Boston may be Romney headquarters, but Massachusetts is a solidly “blue” state. 8:51 p.m.: CNN was just cut out for a moment for Fox News. We almost lost Anderson Cooper for a moment, but thankfully he is back on the big screen. 9:00 p.m.: 14 states with 156 electoral votes just closed their polls. Also just in – Michigan, Romney’s home state where his father was once governor, will send its 16 electoral votes to Obama 9:05 p.m.: Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, a Notre Dame alumnus, phones in to the BCEC on a video screen and offers thanks to the Republican volunteers who have gathered in Boston. He said he looks forward to calling the Republican candidate “President Romney” come tomorrow morning. 9:07 p.m.: CNN declares GOP will maintain lead in the House of Representatives and the foyer at the BCEC erupts with applause. 9:31 p.m.: Are we headed for Armageddon? Fox News has the two candidates in a tie; Romney and Obama are locked at 153 electoral votes. 9:39 p.m.: Romney senior strategist Ed Gillespie takes the stage at BCEC and said he is “optimistic and confident” about the ballots rolling in around the country. 9:40 p.m.: Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio comes in via videoconference, saying this is the campaign he has most enjoyed being a part of. He said the Republican campaign “channeled energy and enthusiasm of Mitt and Paul” in his home state. 10:03 p.m.: More states polls just closed, including several swing states. All of a sudden, the Fox News anchors are going crazy with the video screen and potential outcomes of states swinging either “red” or “blue.” Technology at its finest. 10:15 p.m.: A Spanish-language network just was reporting next to our desk in the Press Filing Center. The back half of the room is pretty full, but as you get to the front of the room with larger media outlets, it is largely empty. Only a few members of the Romney traveling press are here. 10:30 p.m.: According to Twitter, the 2012 election has already become the most tweeted-about U.S. political event in history. No surprises there. In other news, Romney is ahead of Obama by nearly 1.5 million votes in the popular votes – but is in the fight of his life for electoral votes. 10:40 p.m.: And we have switched to local news at the Press Filing Center, as incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts has lost to Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Brown is giving a concession speech, and is gracious in defeat. 11:01 p.m.: With many West Coast states’ polls closing, Fox News has Obama leading Romney in Electoral College votes, 244 to 193. He needs just 26 more to clinch the presidency. Several swing states’ ballots – including Ohio, Florida and Nevada – are still being counted. 11:10 p.m.: CNN projects Obama will win Iowa. From the shots of Chicago, it looks like the crowd is going wild. 11:12 p.m.: Fox News has Obama within eight electoral votes of the presidency. The network projects him winning the crucial battleground state of Ohio. 11:14 p.m.: NBC has declared Obama the winner of the 2012 presidential election. Phones are starting to ring at the BCEC Press Filing Center, and for the first time of the night, there is a palpable buzz in the room. 11:18 p.m.: Fox News and CNN have called it too. Time to get to work in the Press Filing Center – keys are being pattered at, all sorts of foreign language chattering is flying back and forth and phones are ringing off the hook. 11:25 p.m.: Now Fox News is claiming they may have projected an Obama win in Ohio win too early, as the candidates are neck-and-neck with 72 percent of ballots reported. According to one Fox News correspondent, Romney’s staff in Boston is “frantically crunching numbers” and is not prepared to make a concession speech. 11:44 p.m.: According to an aide, Romney is not ready to concede. Supporters are sticking around the BCEC ballroom. It looks like we may be in for a long night. Of note is that Romney still has a comfortable lead in the popular vote. 11:59 p.m.: Candy Crowley of CNN says the BCEC contingent is a “quiet crowd” and says Romney is still not ready to concede. 12:07 a.m.: Although the network says there is no word on a concession call from Romney to Obama Fox News is talking about the Republican candidate’s post-campaign life. Crowd shots of BCEC ballroom are somber. It looks like the beginning of the end. 12:28 a.m.: “What’s [Romney] doing really, sobbing uncontrollably?” says the Canadian reporter behind me. The press is antsy for some sort of indication as to when Romney plans to come out concede the race. 12:32 a.m.: Still waiting on any word as to when Romney plans on addressing the crowds here at the BCEC. 12:35 a.m.: Obama is finally ahead in the popular vote, according to CNN. 12:50 a.m.: We hear Mitt Romney is to speak at 12:55 a.m. EST. 12:55 p.m.: Romney takes the stage at the BCEC ballroom to raucous applause, announces he has called President Obama and conceded the race. “I pray that our president will be successful in guiding our nation,” he said to the audience. 1 a.m.: Romney wraps up his concession speech. “We have given our all to this campaign. I so wish, I so wish, that I had been able to fulfill your votes to lead the country in a different direction,” he said. “But the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to urgely pray for him and for this great nation.” 1:37 a.m.: Obama takes the stage in Chicago with Michelle, Malia and Sasha in tow to deliver his victory speech. 1:59 a.m.: Obama has wrapped up his victory speech. After nearly seven hours at the BCEC, we’re ready to wrap this puppy up. Romney lost and Obama won, but it was an incredible experience to be in Boston covering the event.
Problems arose, though, when production increased. The mill reached a point that itwas producing more waste than it had land to distribute it on. The Thomaston, Ga., textile mill’s slashing, scouring, bleaching, mercerizing anddyeing processes produce a lot of solid waste. For years, the mill got rid of that wasteby spreading it on its own property. Had the mill not gotten an agricultural classification for the waste, it would have had tobear the cost of drying it out and hauling it to a landfill for disposal. With Shuman’s data, the mill was able to apply for a permit to distribute the wasteproduct as an agricultural product now known as “Agri-fiber.” “To have the product labeled as a soil amendment by the Georgia Department ofAgriculture,” he said, “we needed a credible source to test the waste.” “I used corn because it’s an easy crop to work with, but the material should primarilybe used on pasture lands to increase vegetative growth,” Shuman said. Shuman also analyzed a waste product from the mill’s coal-fired boiler. He found theproduct, boiler ash, contains calcium and magnesium, which are also beneficial plantnutrients. The boiler ash also has a liming effect — it can raise the soil pH. “We had seen from our own experience how vegetation thrives when the waste productis applied,” said projects manager John Hightower. “But to distribute the productoutside the mill, we had to have proof of its benefits. Shuman then studied the waste product’s effects on crops. Using cecil soil, the reddishsoil common in the Georgia Piedmont, Shuman planted corn and applied the millwaste. Results showed the plant weight increased three times over the control plant’sweight. He found phosphorous and nitrogen, which build up organic matter in soil. “Theyimprove the moisture-holding content of soil and improve aggregation,” he said. “Here we’ve taken two waste products and put them to commercial use,” said PaulD’Andries, the mill’s environmental manager. “Now that’s what I call pollutionprevention.” “Larry helped us ‘sell’ it to farmers, so to speak,” Hightower said. “We now give itaway to cattle farmers in our area. We knew it would grow grass. But we didn’t knowif there were any down sides. Larry provided us the data we needed to prove it’s abeneficial product.” The mill now distributes the boiler waste to farmers, too. Besides saving the mill money, using its waste on area farms conserves badly neededspace in nearby landfills. With the added waste products, the mill’s landscapes flourished. In one area, the wasterebuilt the topsoil’s nutrients and organic matter where commercial fertilizers hadfailed. “Before we found out how useful it is to farmers, we were having to haul the boiler ash80 miles away to Taylor County and pay $20 a ton to dispose of it,” Hightower said.”We were averaging 50 tons a week. That’s a high price to pay for waste disposal.” Thomaston Mills officials are thankful their trash is a treasure to area farmers. The mill found its credible source in Larry Shuman, a University of Georgia soilchemist at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin. Shuman took samples of thewaste material to his lab and analyzed its contents.
The procedure for renting charter boats, whether they are sailboats or motor boats, is not at all simple, so the team from Zizooa decided to change that.Today, after four years and after a significant growth of 300% in 2017, the founders of tech startups, including two Croatians, have successfully closed a new investment round, both with existing and new investors, such as Axel Springer, Mairdumont Ventures and aws Gründerfonds, writes ICTBusiness.infoThis is a multimillion-dollar amount in euros, and this investment will greatly contribute to expanding the company’s operations to smaller cruises, opening new markets and hiring 30 new employees. “We are very pleased to have started the year with an incredible growth of 300%, and we believe we will continue with similar growth in 2019. Our goal is to continue to educate the global tourism market about the beauty and benefits of a boat holiday. Although the DACH region is still our most important market, we plan to expand to France, Italy and Russia. As for destinations, Croatia remains the number one priority, but we still plan to expand our Caribbean and Mediterranean fleet. We are also working on expanding to a new product, vessels for smaller cruises.”, Points out Sinan Mašović, CFO and one of the founders of the company, and adds that Zizoo offers more than 15.000 ships in 530 destinations on its platform.Both the charter industry and the cruise industry have experienced rapid growth in recent years. Holidays on board are becoming a highly sought-after item, and it is this potential for huge growth that has brought Zizoou the opportunity to offer access to the global market to more than 1000 local charter companies he works with, valued at 33 billion euros, according to Future Market Insights. . “This investment opens up a whole range of new possibilities, from hiring twice as many new employees, to the opportunity to reach new clients, all with the aim of making booking a holiday on board as easy as booking a hotel room.”, Says Masovic. In the spring of 2018, Zizoo will announce a partnership with two major travel companies, which will further impact the company’s growth.In the investment round, some new players, such as PUSH Ventures, joined existing investors such as Axel Springer, Mairdumont Ventures and aws Gründerfonds. Zizoo has also expanded its management team: following the example of Anna Banićević, CEO and former Google employee, they decided to hire experienced employees with many years of experience in digital giants such as Kayak and Trivago. “Although there are a number of challenges, we are in an exceptional position and speed is important. The online market is growing, our team has a leading online position, and investors fully support us in the big vision”, Concludes Masovic.Zizo’s largest destination market is Croatia, while the largest number of users of their services come from Germany, Austria, Great Britain and more and more the USA. Their goal is to extend the season, because the weather conditions allow it, and to stimulate shorter leases for higher prices, because this opens a huge new market for clients who want to experience a holiday on a boat for the first time. In Croatia, boats are most often chartered by people between the ages of 35 and 55, but more and more young people (20-35) rent boats.Source: ICTBusniess.info
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Marine Energy Wales has appointed RPS to provide environmental support for the Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.META will see the creation of a series of pre-consented, non-grid connected areas suitable for a range of component, sub assembly and marine energy device tests.The £1.9 million project, which is being supported by EU and Welsh Government funds along with the Coastal Communities Fund and the Swansea Bay City Deal, aims to provide early stage device developers with an easy access testing facility to de-risk future deployments and drive down the cost of energy.RPS will manage the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitat Regulation Assessment (HRA) for the project as well as supporting the Marine Energy Wales team to carry out stakeholder engagement activities.META is one of the pillars of the Pembroke Dock Marine initiative, which is part of the wider Swansea Bay City Deal and aims to develop a world centre for marine energy development, fabrication and testing.
According to Engr. Antonet Catubuan, Aklan’s chief statistical specialist, a total of 391 households in 22 barangays in this province were chosen as samples of the study Improved sanitation facilities are those designed to hygienically separate excreta from human contact. These include wet sanitation technologies (flush and pour flush toilets connecting to sewers, septic tanks or pit latrines) and dry sanitation technologies (ventilated improved pit latrines, pit latrines with slabs, or composting toilets). This Philippine Statistics Authority data collector records the availability of hand washing facility in a sample household in Aklan. PSA-AKLAN KALIBO, Aklan – The Philippine Statistics Authority in this province conducted a survey on sanitation and hygiene in households. “This activity was (done) to measure the key aspect of personal hygiene that has implications on the health of all household members,” said Catubuan. The Annual Poverty Indicator Survey conducted in 2019 showed that 96 percent of families in Western Visayas have handwashing facilities with soap and water, higher compared to the figure reported in 2017 which was at 72 percent.On the other hand, the number of Western Visayan families who have handwashing facilities without soap and water were pegged at 2.7 percent while those who do not have handwashing stations contracted to 1.3 percent from 20.5 percent reported in 2017. In terms of toilet facility, about 83.3 percent of households in this region have basic service level of sanitation. This means they use improved stations that are not shared with other households. Meanwhile, the proportion of families in this region who use improved facilities shared between two or more households was recorded at 5.7 percent. On the contrary, the percentage of households without toilet facility or practice open defecation dropped to 8.8 percent in 2019 from 13.4 percent reported in 2017. (With a report from PSA-Aklan/PN)
Madison, IN— Wednesday, after entering a plea of Guilty but Mentally Ill, Joseph Steven Keith Newcome, 34, Madison, was sentenced to 38 years for the May 3rd, 2019, attempted murder of Johnathan Bell, 23, also of Madison.Newecome’s conviction began when police were dispatched to the Victoria Inn, Madison, in response to a report that a person had been stabbed and that a male with red hair had been seen fleeing the area on foot. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Tiffany Swafford, the owner of the Inn, with the victim and applying pressure to his wounds. Bell, was in a common hallway on the floor outside room 200, and appeared to have multiple stab wounds to his abdomen and was bleeding heavily.Emergency responders arrived on the scene and transported Bell to Kings Daughters Hospital. Police attempted to interview Bell at the hospital, but he was not able to speak due to his condition. Bell was subsequently transferred to University of Louisville Hospital, where he underwent emergency, life-saving surgery.In her interview, Swafford stated she observed a man with red hair run quickly out of the building, wearing a bright orange t-shirt, a brown vest, and beige shorts. At first, Swafford thought he might have stolen something, but was later alerted by someone in the hotel of Bell on the second floor.Meanwhile, a call to dispatch was also made on May 23 from a woman, Mary Horton, stating that a man she knew as “Joe” had run to her home, taken one of her shirts, and had made a phone call to his mother that he “took care of it” and “not to call the police.” Officers then visited the home of Mary Horton and she identified the man through a photograph as Joseph Newcome.After visiting the last known address of Newcome and finding no one there, detectives traveled to the Ponderosa restaurant to meet with Joseph Newcome’s mother, Sherri Hardiman. Sheri stated that Joseph had sent her text messages earlier that day asking her to pick him up at the Victoria Inn. She then opened her messaging app and police observed pictures of the victim lying in bed at the Victoria Inn. At that time, Ms. Hardiman allowed police to look at her phone and photograph the messages. The phone was also collected as evidence.Further investigation of the cell phone records found multiple messages from Joseph to his mother. One stated, “I need you at the Victoria inn 2nd floor very front left door.” He also sent photos of Bell and referred to him as a “snitch” and made references that Bell was a member of the Iron Order. Another message to his mother states, “Room 200, bcareful (sic) coming up.”Later that day, Newcome was located in the parking lot of Burger King and was taken into police custody. He was read his Miranda rights and interviewed by Detective Yancy Denning and Deputy Tim Armstrong. Newcome told police he worked with Bell at Royer on third shift and that he had gone back with Bell to his room at Victoria Inn. He said while there they had conversed about engaging in sex acts, but nothing ever took place. Newcome stated that he had heard Bell was a member of the Iron Order and that they might try to kill him if they knew he had agreed to engage in a homosexual act. He reported to police that as Bell appeared to be sleeping, he removed Bell’s knife from his waist and stabbed him with it and that he did so intentionally, because he was in “fear for his life” and he needed to “get him” so he himself wouldn’t get killed. Newcome said he then put the knife down in the room, got scared and fled the scene.Newcome will serve his 38-year sentence in the Indiana Department of Correction. The designation of mental illness does not impact the amount of time the defendant will serve, but will require him to be evaluated and be treated for mental illness during his incarceration.
The Latics – currently second-bottom of the Barclays Premier League, three points adrift of safety with 12 games to go – are in Tenerife this week and pictures have been posted on Twitter of squad members lying by the pool. Regarding those images, defender Caldwell has issued a statement on behalf of Wigan’s players on the club’s official website, saying: “Like many other teams at this time of year, we have travelled abroad to undergo a warm-weather training camp.” The statement continued: “We are training twice a day in the heat and the squad is really being put through its paces, more so than we probably could have done at home, judging by the temperatures back there. “Some of the long-term injured boys have travelled with us too and there is a fantastic spirit of togetherness in the camp when we go away on trips like this, the sort of spirit that got us through last season and will help this one too. “We’ve been on similar trips before to Oman and La Manga and it’s always worked for us. “Obviously, you need your downtime, but we realise that one or two pictures of players lying by the pool that appeared on Twitter may have came across as disrespectful to our supporters, and so we have decided ourselves as a group to take them down to avoid confusion. “I can assure each and every one of our fans that the players are totally committed and focused on the fight to keep our club in the Barclays Premier League. “The fans have been different class all season, as they have been since I came to Wigan. “We are all fighting together, fans and players, for the good of our club and I’m sure we will continue sticking together in the crucial weeks and months ahead.” Wigan captain Gary Caldwell has stressed to the club’s fans that he and his team-mates are working hard on their warm-weather training camp. Press Association