LAUDERHILL, Florida – Eight amazing musicians, lights and lasers… performing the music of Pink Floyd. A must-see show at the LPAC on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 7:30 PM.Pig Floyd is one of the most exciting Pink Floyd tribute shows performing in the USA today. Accurate, highly talented and with an energy that will electrify, Pig Floyd delivers the music of Pink Floyd in a way that their fans “want” to hear it…a driving rock rhythm that can be felt in their core.The band strives to perform accurate recreations of the music of Pink Floyd but brings an edge to the stage like no other Pink Floyd tribute in the USA. In addition to their musical performance driven by Ron Howard’s cutting edge vocals, and also delivers a noteworthy show which immerses their audience in lights and lasers.
SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQ 2019Field of 68 projections | Printable bracketThis was Duke’s first win in three games against the Tar Heels this season. Williamson played less than one minute between the previous contests, though, after suffering a knee injury on Feb. 20.Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights throughout Friday’s game. Here’s how Duke won:Duke vs. UNC: Score, highlights11:32 p.m. — Barrett misses both free throws, but North Carolina doesn’t get a good look at the other end as time expires. Final: Duke 74, North Carolina 73.This was North Carolina’s final possession.Had two chances but couldn’t convert. pic.twitter.com/n0JKXa60DT— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 16, 201911:31 p.m. — Johnson misses a 3 at the other end, and the Tar Heels intentionally foul.11:30 p.m. — Zion with a putback to give Duke a 74-73 lead. He has 31 points.Zion just willed this into the bucket :flushed: pic.twitter.com/G4FESRoKTU— ESPN (@espn) March 16, 201911:27 p.m. — Nassir Little dunks to put North Carolina back in front. Duke takes a timeout.11:27 p.m. — Duke clings to a one-point lead with one minute left. What a game.11:24 p.m. — A Luke Maye layup puts North Carolina up 71-67 with less than three minutes to play.11:22 p.m. — Johnson gives the Tar Heels the lead! He finishes in transition and draws a foul in the process.11:15 p.m. — There are less than five minutes to play. Duke’s up 67-65.11:07 p.m. — Zion got all the way up for this dunk.This game has been awesome. pic.twitter.com/f8BPDcit6Z— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 16, 201911:05 p.m. — There are 10 minutes left to go, and Duke has a 61-58 edge. This second half is being played at a frenetic pace.11:02 p.m. — Nassir Little with the dunk!Nassir Little with the putback dunk!We got a game folks :popcorn: pic.twitter.com/E5UbHrQNmr— ESPN (@espn) March 16, 201910:51 p.m. — Duke and North Carolina are trading blows. It’s 52-52.10:41 p.m. — The second half starts with free throws to give Duke the lead.10:24 p.m. — North Carolina’s Cam Johnson and Duke’s Zion Williamson lead the scoring with 16 points apiece at the half.Halftime: Duke 44, North Carolina 4410:23 p.m. — Halftime.10:21 p.m. — Zion catches a lob for an alley-oop slam.10:20 p.m. — Tre Jones hits a 3! Duke is down one.10:14 p.m. — Duke seems to be finding its footing here. It has cut the deficit to four with three minutes left in the first half.10:07 p.m. — At the under-eight timeout, the Tar Heels continue to control things. They’re now ahead 29-20.9:58 p.m. — North Carolina is ahead 24-17 about nine minutes into this game. Johnson leads all scorers with 14 points. Friday’s much-hyped matchup between Duke and North Carolina came down to a putback that fell for Zion Williamson and one that didn’t for Nassir Little. The Blue Devils’ narrow 74-73 victory was sealed when Little’s attempt with time expiring banged wide off the glass, booking coach Mike Krzyzewski’s squad a meeting with Florida State in Saturday’s ACC Tournament final.Williamson, who scored the go-ahead bucket moments earlier, finished with 31 points and 11 rebounds. The freshman’s effort almost single-handedly willed Duke to victory, his teammates shooting just 18 of 46 from the floor. 9:51 p.m. — Wow. Coby White switches hands on a beautiful layup to put North Carolina up by seven.9:43 p.m. — Cam Johnson has scored North Carolina’s first eight points. The Tar Heels lead 8-4.9:39 p.m. — We’re underway. Zion grabs an offensive rebound on Duke’s first possession, leading to a second-chance score.
Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has repeated his criticism of the Government over its ‘bare-faced lies’ on the future of St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals.Speaking to Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly, Deputy Doherty raised the issued of the government’s failure to approve the capital funding required to redevelopment St Joseph’s and Ramelton Community Hospitals.The Donegal T.D. accused the government of acting in ‘bad faith’ and of ‘drip-feeding misinformation’ to both communities over the projects before condemning the fact that neither hospital has yet been allocated funding under the HSE Capital Plan. He criticised the HSE of “squandering money” on minor upgrades in at Ramelton and Stranorlar to ensure both units adhere to HIQA standards by 2021, while funding that was promised for their redevelopment has not materialised.Video via @PearseDohertyTDSpeaking in the Dáil yesterday, Pearse Doherty TD said: “Minister Daly you sat with myself and other Deputies as well as the hospitals committee members who travelled a long distance from Donegal to come to the Oireachtas on 7th November last and you told us, along with Department officials, that these projects were going ahead.“You told us that there would be detailed design for these projects by 2019 and they would go to planning in early 2020 and that there would need to be sequencing in terms of patient transferring to Letterkenny while these works were ongoing – yet that is not happening. “Your promise has been broken and there is deep suspicion in the communities involved over what government has told them because of this and because you have not given the go ahead for these projects to commence.”Following the heated debate, Deputy Doherty is now urging the Government to change tack and to immediately sanction the finance required to proceed with the redevelopment plans and secure the long term future of the hospitals.Watch: Doherty slams Minister over broken promises on Community Hospitals was last modified: July 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COMMUNITY HOSPITALSPearse Doherty TD
Delta Air Lines and Korean Air are the latest carriers to propose a trans-Pacific alliance that will allow them to share costs and revenues as well as coordinate schedules.The airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement a joint venture arrangement that would give their customers have access to a combined network serving more than 290 destinations.They argue that the deal, which is still subject to regulatory approval, would increase travel choices and boost competition between the US and Asia. The deal would see reciprocal frequent flyer benefits in which customers of both airlines would have the ability to earn and redeem miles on Delta’s Sky Miles and Korean Air’s SKYPASS programs.It would see expanded codesharing, joint growth in the trans-Pacific market and the co-location of services at key hubs. Delta plans to launch a non-stop Atlanta-Seoul service this year to complement Korean’s existing service.”This agreement deepens our longstanding partnership with Korean Air and will provide the global access and seamless service our customers demand,” Delta chief executive Ed Bastian said in a statement. “We look forward to providing customers of both carriers with industry-leading service between the U.S. and Asia.”Korean said it would continue to expand US-Korea network this summer with the introduction of a third return service between Los Angeles and Seoul as well as a second flight between the South Korean capital and San Francisco.“This joint venture will benefit our customers by providing more convenient connection schedules and widen their opportunities in earning mileages,” Korean Air chief executive Yang Ho Cho said. “With this agreement, we will reinforce Incheon airport’s position as a major international hub in North East Asia and support the growth of Korea’s aviation industry.”These kinds of alliances are becoming more common across the Pacific.Delta already has an alliance with Virgin Australia and American Airlines this week agreed to buy a $US200m stake in China Southern Airlines that involves codesharing.American and Qantas are also trying to resurrect a trans-Pacific alliance that was rejected by US regulators.
25 January 2013South Africa’s Standard Bank has been ranked 98th on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list, released during the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.Standard Bank came in as one of nine banks, and the only African company, on the list of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide according to a range of sector-specific “sustainability” measures.The list is published annually by Canadian media and investment research company Corporate Knights, which commissions independent data collection for the project through direct engagement with the 350 companies that make the project’s shortlist, chosen from approximately 4 000 global mid- and large-cap stocks worldwide.Canada and the United States led the way in country representation, each with 10 companies on this year’s list, followed by Australia, Britain and France, each with nine. Overall, the Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six continents.Belgium-based materials technology and recycling company Umicore topped the list, followed by Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos, Norwegian energy firm Statoil, Finnish energy firm Neste Oil, and Danish pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company Novo Nordisk.Standard Bank’s head of sustainability management, Karin Ireton, told news publication Business Day that the group had made “significant investments in renewable energy, providing both debt financing and advisory services to project developers in South African renewable energy programmes.“Our carbon finance team has also made a great contribution to cleaner development in many emerging markets countries by innovating in the use of carbon credits, by working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and other agencies enabling practical, life-changing opportunities,” Ireton told Business Day.Corporate Knights CEO Toby Heaps said the Global 100 companies “are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming waste into treasure and doing more with less. They are steering our civilization away from ecological overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet.”Doug Morrow, vice-president of research at Corporate Knights, said the Global 100 was “one of the few equity indexes that we are aware of that has outperformed the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) – the Global 100’s benchmark – by over 900 bps over the last eight years.“It turns out that our methodology for stock selection in the Global 100 is a strong proxy for corporate operational efficiency, which has been an increasingly important driver of stock returns in recent years,” Morrow said.SAinfo reporter
Marjolein Gamble is a former pre-primary and primary school teacher who was inspired by a fondness for creativity to create sustainable products and empower local workers.Marjolein Gamble has made a living from her pencil drawn greeting cards, as above, and shweshwe fashion designs. Most of her products are made from recyclable materials. (Image: Carte-Blanche.com)Marjolein Gamble started with blank cards on which she drew with colour pencils and printed on recycled local paper. This is where the name ‘Carte-Blanche’ came from. According to the Oxford dictionary, this French term means “a blank piece of paper to be filled in as the possessor pleases”.Today Gamble sells a variety of products such as: artistic blank greeting cards; notebooks made from recycled card and paper; shweshwe shoulder bags; reversible peak hats, shirts and shorts; shweshwe and canvas aprons; printed shoulder bags; and decorative glow in the dark shapes.Sustainability is the key focus for Carte-Blanche and Gamble sources locally manufactured and environmentally friendly materials.Carte-Blanche is in its infancy but already creates a lot of regular work and employs a few locals on a part-time and contract basis.Carte-Blanche invites you to buy good quality products and clothes which are affordable, artistic and which support our local artisans and resources.Their website is www.carteblanchecards.com.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodSome may recall the soggy situation at the 2017 Farm Science Review when heavy rains plagued the event and led to swamped areas on the grounds. To address that issue, new water control structures are being installed for an improved visitor experience in case Mother Nature does not cooperate in the future.“We are in the process of a multi-year drainage project we have going on here at the Farm Science Review,” said Garrett Nowak, FSR site manager. “Last year, you may remember we had a little bit of wet weather. Some years, we’re really dry — other years we’re a little damp — it’s just part of being an outdoor farm show. As much as we can address those issues, we try to.“We’re doing over 1,500 feet of drainage this year. Most of that is going to be a new sub-main we’re running almost from the total south end of the exhibit area, all the way to the north and little over 1,500 feet of 12-inch tile under our Hay Street. Hopefully you won’t be able to notice it at show time, but we’re really hoping to move a lot of the water issues that we had noticed last year out of that area. Alongside the roads we have French drains. We have surface inlets now. The same way that you would put tile in a field, we have a similar type of approach here, although we’re really removing surface water as fast as we can. This drainage project will affect about 25% of our exhibitors.”There will be new additions in terms of educational and opportunities to learn about research are always a highlight of the Review as well.“We are adding our new OSU Extension education corral for livestock. The OSU Extension Beef Team is an exhibitor this year,” Nowak said. “We hope to build on that in the future and have a lot more livestock demonstrations, but that’s one of the new things you’ll be able to see this year the Farm Science Review.”The Gwynne Conservation Area will also be buzzing with activity.“Our beehives are new this year. We’ve got 15 hives on site. This is a situation where we’re partnering with the Ohio State Entomology Group,” Nowak said. “We have a three-year project to restore a prairie here on site for pollinators. We’ve got about 10 acres with a mix of four different annual wildflowers for this year and then next year we’ll transition into a perennial wildflower plot. Other things you can see here are the grazing demonstrations and the stream bank restoration project that we did last year.”Nick Zachrich, Farm Science Review manager, has been leading the charge to get the changes in place ahead of this year’s event on Sept. 18, 19, and 20.“There’s always something new to see at Farm Science Review, whether it’s from our exhibitors out here as commercial exhibitors or with our educators in OSU Extension and some of the researchers on site,” Zachrich said. “There are some facility changes we’ve been able to make and updates for this year.”One of the most noticeable changes visitors will see this year is a substantially expanded exhibit area. The eastern fence enclosing the exhibitor area has been removed and a new fence has been added several hundred feet further out, increasing the exhibitor area substantially.This is some of the new, expanded show area at the Review.“Our exhibit area has always been 80 acres since we’ve moved out to this site. We were able to fill that up pretty quickly when we moved out in 1983. We’ve been able to utilize most of our space pretty well. We decided to change it up a little bit and add 20 acres of space that was already part of the facility, so we’re not really adding new space, but we’re adding it to the exhibit area, for a total of 100 acres of exhibits now,” he said. “We have a lot of things that we want to accomplish in moving our fence this year. We moved our fence out to the east just a little bit to meet the parking lot. We had some plots that weren’t being quite utilized the way they were 35 years ago. We also had an issue of not getting a lot of attention to our ride and drives that we wanted to focus on. We’re bringing some activity into that space and to really get some people involved with the ride and drives to be able to test drive some of the new machines that are out there on the market with UTVs, lawnmowers, some compact tractors, and doing some other hands on activities. We decided to go ahead and move those things into this 20 acres. And over the next several years, we’ll try to utilize that a little bit more as far as exhibit space goes with more exhibitors. We usually do have a waiting list for outdoor space, so that’s going to help with that as well.”Included in the space will be ride and drives, crop test plots, and a designated area for antique tractor clubs — all efforts to add more engaging activities.“In this ride and drive space, what we would really like to do is bring some activity and get people involved in what’s going on,” Zachrich said. “We want people to get out and see our field demonstrations. Most of the items are a little bit smaller with UTVs, mowers, and even some ground engagement. There are a lot of things to see and do out in the ride and drive area.”Antique tractor clubs will now have a more up-front viewing area.“Several of them have been participants before and we’ve been able to get a good collection of those this year to really fill that space up with them,” he said. “We also would like to move the handicap parking and accessible vehicle rentals to the same space too. They’ve been in a couple different areas and it became kind of confusing at times, so we’re really trying to improve that for our visitors and put them all in that same location. Whether you’re bringing your own vehicle or you want to rent a vehicle, they’re going to be at gate A.”As far as entering from the parking lot, not to worry — there will just be a shorter distance to walk.“All the entrances will still be at the same locations. The ticket booths will be a little bit closer to the parking lots. As soon as you get inside the fence, you’re going to be inside the show,” Zachrich said.With an expansion to the exhibit area comes the idea of new street names. The Farm Science Review has enjoyed iconic names such as “Corn Ave.” and “Market St.,” at the intersection of which you can find the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal building. Zachrich and his team said names of any newly added roads are still up in the air.Zachrich also noted the relatively fast turnaround of the project. A team comes together after each year’s Review to talk future changes and the process behind such projects through Ohio State University is extensive and takes time.“There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. So being able to put this new fence in and have it ready to go was a major accomplishment for us,” he said. “We have a great site staff that’s been doing a lot of great work. There are a lot of things we would like to do to this site. Stay tuned for the next few years and see what we can accomplish.”
RELATED ARTICLESNatural Building In NicaraguaAn Induction Cooktop for Our Kitchen If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to cook with the sun, the 2015 Solar Cooking Festival in Sacramento was the place to be.This is the second year of the event, which is hosted by Solar Cookers International. They had quite a variety of solar cookers on display, from simple, two-panel low-temperature solar cookers to large, high-temperature cookers with concrete bases. There was also a cook-off and lots of advice for those who want to learn more.A plethora of solar cookersI took a lot of photos and talked to a lot of people at the Solar Cooking Festival. At the festival, I saw three basic kinds of solar cookers:Parabolic cookers,Box cookers, andPanel cookers.Parabolic cookers. These were the reflective dishes like you see in the photo above. A reflective dish, parabolic in shape, will concentrate the sunlight in a small area. That’s where you see the pan above. It can make very high temperatures because of the intense concentration of solar radiation in small place. The reflectors on these cookers were also highly polished, resulting in even better performance. Don’t make the mistake of putting your hand in the place where all that sunlight is concentrated, though, or you’ll get a very nasty burn. Box cookers. These cookers are generally simpler and less expensive to make. The basic idea is to put the food you’re cooking inside some sort of enclosure to help keep the heat in.One example of the middle range of solar box cookers is the Sun Oven (see Image #2, below). They’ve been around since 1986, and you can buy one for $349. My PhD thesis adviser, Liz Seiberling, had one and used it in her off-grid solar home in Florida.Another mid-range box cooker is the Solavore Sport, which sells for about $270. They just started up this year but look to have a really nice solar cooker at a good price.Although box cookers can be less expensive than parabolic cookers, they also can be more expensive, as demonstrated by the box cooker in Image #3, below. This one is called the Quantum Solar Oven.â€ , and it’s huge. It uses real glass mirrors for a higher reflectivity and thus higher temperatures. Although you can’t see it, the thermometer inside this solar cooker was reading about 350°F when I took the photo. This one costs $1,500, but they’re working on bringing that price down.You can see two loaves of bread baking in it. They had two of these cookers at the festival and the other one had a pan of ribs going when I spoke with them. In the next photo you can see that it took them 1 hour and 50 minutes to cook the ribs, 25 minutes to bake the bread, and 20 minutes to bake a pan of muffins — about the same as a regular oven.At the low end of solar box cookers are the homemade jobs. The can be made with simple, readily available materials like cardboard, aluminum foil, black paint, and duct tape (see Image #5, below).Panel cookers. I don’t recall if this is the actual name used for this type of cooker, but it seems to be a good one. The organization that puts on the festival makes these to distribute overseas, and some Americans use them, too.This is about the simplest type of solar cooker. It’s just two pieces of reflective material held together at an angle with the food being cooked in the space between (see Image #6). There’s no glass cover over the space so it’s not going to get as hot as a box cooker. And that’s OK because one of the benefits of solar cooking is the enhanced taste of slow cooking.In case you’re wondering, that is indeed a mason jar painted black. They make good containers to use in a solar cooker.Fun in the sunThere was a lot going on at the 2015 Solar Cooking Festival. A lot of folks had set up their own solar cookers to demonstrate how they worked and what they could do with them. Some were companies selling their solar cookers. Others were individuals who love solar cooking. I also met a woman named Ilsa who makes a dairy-free nacho sauce called Nacheez and a man from Nevada City wearing an aluminum hardhat who told me how you can turn your car into a solar cooker if you have a deep enough dashboard.I was mostly interested in walking and talking, but for those who were so inclined, the solar cookoff seemed to be a big draw. Three teams competed to see who could make the best solar-cooked dishes. It was emceed by a real chef, and a panel of judges decided whose food tasted best (see Image #7). I suppose if I were a foodie I could tell you more about it, but I’m not. Guess you’ll just have to go there yourself next year if you want to know more.Naturally, you can’t have a solar event in California without having a solar-powered band, so Alan and James of Solar Punch provided the solar-cooked music (see Image #8).My solar cooking pastMy interest in solar cookers began in the mid-1990s. I bought a book called Heaven’s Flame by Joseph Radabaugh and then built the solar box cooker you see in Image #9 from the design he included. Since I didn’t have a molded plastic base for the cooker, I used my recycling bin to adjust the tilt for different sun angles. It worked well, and I made a few tasty meals in it. Then I moved to a shady yard and rarely used it again.And that’s Calli, the best dog ever, in the photo, too. She was a purebred American Short Shepherd. Heard of it? Part shepherd, part short legs, her breed is better known as Heinz 57.An organization worth supportingI found out about Solar Cookers International a few years ago when Marc Rosenbaum mentioned them in an article on Green Building Advisor. I’ve been donating to them ever since. Here’s why:SCI helps women in poorer countries. Sometimes women spend many hours a day gathering fuel for fires just to cook meals for their families. Solar cookers eliminate that work, freeing up a lot of time.Solar cookers can improve the health of people by giving them an alternative to cooking over smoky, lung-damaging open fires. According to SCI, nearly 3 billion people use open fires to cook their food.By helping to reduce the number of cook fires, they also help reduce deforestation in what they describe as the “sun-rich, fuel-starved” parts of the world.Access to clean drinking water is also a problem for many in those areas, and SCI shows people how to use solar cookers to make their water safer.SCI is a great organization doing lots of good work. The truth is that, because we have an abundance of energy sources here in the U.S. and Canada, solar cooking will never be a big thing here. But it can be an amazing tool for people in those “sun-rich, fuel-starved” places. As they say on their website, “SCI’s unique role is to spread solar thermal cooking technology to the people who need it most.”Footnoteâ€ The word “quantum” usually means something really small, yet so many people really, really want it to be the opposite. I think Planck, Einstein, and Bohr would get quite a chuckle over terms like “quantum leap.” Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.
Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Anurag Agarwal on Saturday said the Election Commission of India and Union Ministry of Home Affairs have been requested to provide 200 companies of paramilitary forces for smooth conducting of Assembly polls in the State, slated for October 21. Mr. Agarwal said that with the announcement of election programme by the EC, the model code of conduct has come into effect. “After the second revision of electoral list on August 27, 2019, the final voter list has been published. As per the list, 1.83 crore voters including 1.07 lakh service voters would exercise their right to franchise.” He said that as the process for updating the electoral roll is in progress, the number of voters is expected to be increased further.“As many as 3.64 lakh voters of age group between 18 and 19 years are eligible to cast their votes in the Assembly elections this time,” he said. Mr. Agarwal said 19,442 voting centres have been established in the State including 5,511 in urban areas and 13,931 in rural areas. “There are 10,288 polling locations in the State,” he said. Request have been made to the EC for converting polling stations, where the number of voters is more than 1500, into auxiliary ones. The number of such polling stations in the State is 136. “There are 26,329 control units and 40,615 ballot units. Besides, an arrangement of 27,996 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines has been made,” he added.