Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their way to The Music Farm in Charleston, SC. The live Dead force comprised of Joe Russo (drums), Scott Metzger (guitar/vocals), Tom Hamilton (guitar/vocals), Marco Benevento (keys) and Dave Dreiwitz (bass) delivered a stellar show to the sellout crowd.The first set was a non-stop series of seamless segues and improvisations, including an extended take on “Viola Lee Blues” (featuring teases of U2‘s “I Will Follow”), a “Shakedown Street” that wove into a “Dancing In The Streets” jam, an incredible “Mr. Charlie” -> “Candyman” segue, a far-out “Uncle John’s Band”, and a multi-part “The Wheel” segment containing a jam on Radiohead‘s “National Anthem” and the band’s first-ever stand-alone “Terrapin Flyer”, which was left out of their “Terrapin Suite” the night before in Nashville.Set two featured top-notch renditions of “Estimated Prophet”, “Saint of Circumstance”, and “Greatest Story Ever Told”. Finally, the band encored with Bob Dylan‘s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” -> “Not Fade Away”, which flowed into an “Iko Iko” jam before finishing strong with a “Not Fade Away” reprise.You can listen to full audio of the performance below, uploaded by archive.org user chrisdavis:Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Music Farm | Charleston, SC | 1/13/17Set One: Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion (TH) -> Viola Lee Blues @ (All) -> Shakedown Street (TH) -> Dancin In The Streets Jam # -> Mr Charlie $ (SM) -> Jam -> Candyman (TH) -> Uncle John’s Band % (All) -> The Wheel Jam -> National Anthem Jam ^ -> The Wheel (All) -> Terrapin Flyer & -> The Wheel Reprise (All)Set Two: Loser (TH) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Other One Jam * -> Mississippi Half Step (TH) -> Lost Sailor (SM) -> Saint Of Circumstance (SM), Row Jimmy (TH) -> Greatest Story (SM)Encore: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You @@ (TH) > Not Fade Away ## (All) -> Iko Iko Jam $$ -> Not Fade Away Reprise %% (All)@ – With an “I Will Follow” (U2) tease (TH)# – First/Second time played. Also happened in the Higher Ground, Winooski, VT 2016-02-14, but was much shorter, so not a stand alone track$ – Proceeded by a Shakedown Street Tease (Band)% – With a Terrapin Flyer Jam (MB)^ – Radiohead Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead, very short& – First Time Played by Almost Dead as a stand alone version…* – Played in a different Key@@ – Not played since Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL 2015-10-2, a gap of 46 shows## – With a Tennessee Jed Tease$$ – First Time Played by Almost Dead
With a passion for botany and a thirst for knowledge, University of Georgia scientist Peggy Ozias-Akins has established herself as one of the top molecular geneticists in the country.Born and raised in Tifton, Georgia, Ozias-Akins fully realized her love for botany during her graduate studies at the University of Florida, though she was not always interested in agriculture.“I wasn’t actually tuned in to agricultural problems at the time, but I was in a college of agriculture so I became a bit more familiar with the needs in agriculture and the way the technologies I was learning could impact (them),” she said.She returned to her hometown and began work at University of Georgia Tifton campus where she’s worked for 32 years.“She’s been here for most of her career, and she has really made a name for herself here as well as globally,” said Joe West, assistant dean for the UGA Tifton campus.Ozias-Akins specializes in the molecular genetics of plant development. She also serves as the director of the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“The skills I had at the time I was hired were really not possessed by any other faculty member here,” Ozias-Akins said. “It was clear the peanut was a crop of great importance here in Tifton and really in Georgia. I was encouraged to work on (it).”West believes Ozias-Akins’ true value was discovered through her work on the peanut genome sequence. She was part of the International Peanut Genome Consortium, a group of researchers that successfully sequenced the peanut genome in 2014.According to Ozias-Akins, the project’s purpose was to decode the peanut genome sequence to allow breeders to more efficiently select for commercially important traits. She believes that sequencing the genome will help breeders produce a better peanut for farmers across the globe.“We can now apply those molecular tools to facilitate breeding and cultivar improvement,” Ozias-Akins said.West says her research delivers significant solutions as it can be rapidly applied in breeding programs.To map the cultivated peanut’s genome structure, researchers began by sequencing the genomes of the two ancestral parents because together they represent the cultivated peanut. The sequences provide researchers access to 96 percent of all peanut genes in their genomic context. This provides the molecular map needed to more quickly breed drought- and disease-resistant, lower-input and higher-yielding varieties of peanuts.A complete list of the institutions involved with the project and the other funding sources is available at peanutbase.org/files/IPGC/PGI_final_report_2017.pdf.Georgia is the No. 1 producer of peanuts in the United States. Georgia peanut producers provide more than 45 percent of the U.S. peanut crop every year. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, peanuts generated $624 million in farm gate value in 2016. Globally, farmers produce about 40 million metric tons of peanuts each year.Ozias-Akins is also involved in clonal plant reproduction, agricultural biotechnology and peanut germplasm research.“It has been really exciting working with the scientists here on the Tifton campus,” she said. “It’s a really great group of collaborators and students.”(Bryce Ethridge is an intern on the UGA Tifton campus.)
FirstEnergy, Failing on Its Own, Seeks a Multimillion Hand Up Now From Customers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Parkersburg (W.V.) News & Sentinel:The first of three hearings in front of the West Virginia Public Service Commission is scheduled for this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Parkersburg City Council Chambers. The power company is hoping you stay home. FirstEnergy is seeking approval for its MonPower and Potomac Edison subsidiaries to buy the Pleasants Power Station from out of state FirstEnergy subsidiary Allegheny Energy Supply for $195 million.FirstEnergy’s rationale for the sale is a bunch of high-minded double talk about how it will benefit energy consumers. Once you understand the issues, however, it becomes clear it is actually a cynical ploy to bail out a non-competitive drag on their portfolio with a hefty subsidy forced onto their customers.Approving the sale would move the plant from the competitive energy market in Ohio into West Virginia’s regulated environment. This outdated coal-fired plant can’t compete with newer, more efficient gas-fired, wind and solar sources in Ohio. It is losing money for FirstEnergy’s investors. In West Virginia’s regulated environment, utilities must be granted rate increases until they become profitable. A transfer would likely cost customers $470 million over the next 15 years, or $69/yr. for residential customers, according to testimony from energy consultant David Schlissel filed with the PSC Aug. 25.FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones has described the proposed Pleasants transfer as being modeled on the sale of the Harrison Power Station from AES to Mon Power 3 years ago. If he’s right it doesn’t bode well for us. An Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) report concluded that this sale has cost customers more than $160 million in excess fees and deficits so far.FirstEnergy dubiously claims that energy prices are going to rise. In this contrived scenario they say the acquisition would benefit ratepayers to the tune of $636 million over the next 15 years. If this plant will be such a spectacular performer why are they so desperate to unload it? The IEEFA explains the contradiction by undermining the power company’s rosy scenario in an Aug. 28 article, citing “the ongoing environment of low wholesale power prices… driven by cheap natural gas, relatively flat power demand, and increasing penetration of renewable energy and the growing uptake of energy efficiency.”FirstEnergy knows its cost saving argument can’t withstand scrutiny. They’re hoping the PSC will swallow their assertion that they’re in the beginning of a capacity shortfall that will peak in 2027 and require Pleasants to shore it up. In filings with the PSC analyst Schlissel concluded that FirstEnergy overstates the projected shortfall by 400 MW and doesn’t need another plant. Their need for Pleasants is based on them having disingenuously sized a system to meet peak demand in West Virginia during the winter. This is not necessary or good policy. These temporary shortfalls are most economically provided for by purchases from the grid — not the purchase of an entire plant.Energy companies are not guardians of the public interest. They exist to make a profit. And sometimes they shave the truth pretty closely. The responsibility to protect the public lies with the PSC. However, recent PSC decisions are cause for concern. The application of FirstEnergy to sell the Harrison Power Station to MonPower mirrored the current Pleasants Power request, yet the PSC granted the sale. An agreement from the Harrison sale triggered the PSC to issue a request for competitive proposals from FirstEnergy for additional capacity. This FirstEnergy did not want. So they dug up and resubmitted a different set of data that showed no shortfall. FirstEnergy’s projections seem highly conditional: There is a shortfall when it suits their purposes and it disappears when it doesn’t.An IEEFA study “First Energy, A Major Utility Seeks A Subsidized Turnaround” describes the level of mismanagement that has landed FirstEnergy in the financial hole it is currently in. It is banking on being able to continually stay ahead of the consequences of its poor decisions by benefiting from equally poor decisions from our Public Service Commission.This deal stinks. FirstEnergy is hoping this sale gets connected to “war on coal “ hysteria in enough people’s minds to obscure what’s really happening: A shameless, predatory corporate bailout. More: Op-ed: Shedding light on FirstEnergy request
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. Energy Information Administration projected lower U.S. thermal and metallurgical coal exports in 2019 and 2020 than it estimated in June.The administration forecast that U.S. thermal coal exports will sink by 17.6% to 44.6 million tons this year and by another 12.6% to 39 million tons in 2020, according to its July 9 “Short-Term Energy Outlook.” The administration had projected in its June report that steam exports would total 46.3 million tons in 2019 and 41.3 million tons in 2020.The EIA projected that total U.S. coal exports will fall by 16.9% to 96.1 million tons this year and by another 8.6% to 87.8 million tons in 2020. Export prices dropped and have remained low through the first half of 2019, which may hinder certain producers’ ability to compete internationally as their contracts roll off.U.S. coal miners are expected to produce 684 million tons of coal this year, a 9.5% decrease from 2018. Output may drop by another 6.5% in 2020 to 639.4 million tons as domestic utilities consume less coal and seaborne demand for U.S. coal weakens.The administration expects coal consumption to drop 14.3% this year to 589 million tons and then 3.7% to 567 million tons in 2020. The domestic power sector has retired nearly 18 GW of coal-fired capacity since the beginning of 2018, and another 4 GW and 3 GW are slated for retirement by the end of this year and 2020, respectively.“The 2019 forecast production of 684 [million tons] would be the first time U.S. production would be less than 700 [million tons] in more than 40 years,” the EIA said.More ($): EIA projects lower U.S. coal exports in 2019-2020 compared to June estimate EIA: U.S. coal production to fall to 40-year low in 2019
Businesses owners should plan to protect employees and consumers with practices that lower the risk of infection. No concrete date for phase two to begin has been announced. Phase one begins May 15 when the New York On Pause order ends. Officials say businesses that have high economic impact and low risk infection with reopen first. The state reopening could slow or stop completely if there is a spike in cases, they say. Officials say moving onto the next phase is dependent on metrics and careful monitoring of the rate of infections and hospitalizations by regional control rooms. Jeff Gural, the owner of Tioga Down, has sent a plan for approval to the governors office for allowing horse racing with no audience. (WBNG) — Tioga County officials say they anticipate two weeks between the phases of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening plan. Officials say they have not received guidance on which phase hair and nail salons and gyms will be in. Large gatherings will not be allowed in any capacity. Social distancing habits continued to be encouraged.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion One can only hope that Trump’s greatest accomplishment will be closing the cesspool known as the United Nations. Instead of giving voice to all nations, large all small, they have taken on the task of eliminating Israel. Syria gases innocent citizens, silence — drinks and dinners as usual. Israel bombs a military site — emergency meeting. Please, President Trump, hang a closed sign on the United Nations. Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
Brendan Rodgers gives two reasons Jamie Vardy turned down Arsenal transfer Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in his last eight games against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘It won’t have been because of that, that he didn’t go to Arsenal,’ said Rodgers when asked if Vardy was concerned at the prospect of fighting for a place in Wenger’s side.‘The one thing I know from Jamie Vardy is he is a team player who loves competition.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is a competitor, I see it everyday.He has proven himself to be one of the top strikers in Europe for me.‘It was probably a number of things – he was offered a good deal here, felt comfortable, stable here with his family at an incredible club.’Who will score more goals on Saturday?Aubameyang0%Vardy0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in JanuaryMORE: Jose Mourinho set to meet Arsenal boss Unai Emery at UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum Jamie Vardy came close to joining Arsenal in the summer of 2016 (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers has denied Jamie Vardy turned down a transfer to Arsenal because he was worried about competition for places.The 32-year-old came close to joining the Gunners in the summer of 2016 following his title-winning heroics but opted to remain at Leicester after agreeing a new deal.Rodgers’ arrival at the King Power has reignited Vardy’s career with the former England international having scored 11 goals already this season and will be looking to improve on his phenomenal record against Arsenal on Saturday.Vardy has scored eight goals in his last eight matches against Unai Emery’s side, including a brace in last season’s convincing 3-0 win which damaged Arsenal’s chances of a top four finish.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTVictory for Leicester tomorrow will put them nine points clear of Arsenal in the race for the top four and Rodgers is delighted to be working with the most prolific striker in the country at present. Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Nov 2019 8:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisement
BLOG: Pennsylvania’s Agreement with Airbnb is a Win for All SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Economy, The Blog The major online home-sharing company, Airbnb, recently agreed to begin collecting and remitting the state’s 6 percent hotel occupancy tax on behalf of hosts in Pennsylvania.This will streamline processes and reduce a burden on hosts who wish to list their homes on Airbnb.Since Airbnb is an industry leader in home-sharing, this will hopefully motivate other sites to do the same.Home-sharing, like ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, improves consumer options and convenience, as well as creating competition that ultimately benefits consumers.As Governor Wolf said, this is a win-win for hosts and the commonwealth.The agreement with Airbnb places Pennsylvania at the forefront of states responding to the sharing economy and will help to level the playing field across the lodging industry.Pennsylvania is the first state in the mid-Atlantic region to establish a statewide agreement with Airbnb to allow the company to voluntarily collect and remit hotel taxes.We now join a growing number of states — including Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina, Oregon and more than 150 municipalities globally — where Airbnb is voluntarily collecting and remitting taxes on behalf of hosts and guests.This agreement is expected to generate nearly $1 million in new revenue for the commonwealth to help fund vital state services. June 17, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
Former Brisbane AFL player Tom Rockliff hits the track with his new team at Port Adelaide. AAP Image/Ben MacmahonFORMER Brisbane AFL player Tom Rockliff has packed up and moved his family to South Australia to join the Port Adelaide football team.Unfortunately there is a little bit of unfinished business in Brisbane with his home which had been listed for sale, now looking for a tenant.The home was taken to auction on November 11, but as it didn’t sell it has now been listed for rent through Sean Kerswill of McGrath.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 12 Greendale St, Morningside.According to its online listing the Hampton’s style home at Greendale St, Morningside is now available for rent for $1300 a week.When he listed it for sale, Rockliff said he had an architect design the home and the build was only finished in November last year.“We love the house and living in it, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles,’’ he said at the time.The five-bedroom home has timber flooring and a central living space which opens to the outdoors.The outdoor dining area has elevated neighbourhood views, and looks over the pool area.
In a joint statement this week, the AMNT and the TTF said the disclosure templates had “the potential to be a significant step forward, but whether that potential is realised will depend on how the CTI deals with five key questions”.On the issue of the FCA’s potential role, they said: “Given the importance of consumer protection to the FCA’s statutory remit we believe the regulator should be an active driver of the agenda and not a mere onlooker.”The FCA took part in the Institutional Disclosure Working Group as on observer as representatives of asset owners and asset managers agreed the design of the cost disclosure templates. This work was in turn a direct result of the FCA’s in-depth review of the asset management industry.The AMNT and the TTF also challenged whether the CTI would be unduly influenced by sell-side industry interests and motives, urging other pension fund and investor representatives to support the CTI’s chair Mel Duffield, pensions strategy executive at the Universities Superannuation Scheme.“While it is encouraging to know the CTI will be chaired by a distinguished representative of asset owners, she will need strong buy-side support on her steering group if the CTI is not to be seen as vulnerable to pressure to favour the commercial interests of its sponsors’ members,” the organisations said.Other questions posed concerned whether the templates would become mandatory, whether the data would be spot-checked by the FCA or the Pensions Regulator, and whether the disclosure regime would “properly contextualise cost in relation to performance and risk”.The AMNT and the TTF said trustees were required by TPR to act as “challenging customers”, adding: “Unless the five issues identified are dealt with properly it is difficult to see how trustees can carry out their duties effectively or efficiently; they will not be able to play their full part as a driving force in caring for the interests of pension scheme members.” UK pension trustees have called for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to take an active role in the country’s new investment cost disclosure initiative to ensure its success.The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) and campaign group the Transparency Task Force (TTF) made the call as they welcomed the Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI), aimed at defining and measuring the full cost of investing. They also warned that the initiative’s success depended on a meeting a number of other requirements.Earlier this month, the CTI was launched by the UK trade bodies for asset managers (Investment Association) and pension funds (PLSA), alongside the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Advisory Board.It involved the creation of a series of cost disclosure templates for UK institutional investors.