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Phil Lesh Continues Halloween Run At The Cap With Karl Denson, Jimmy Herring, And More

first_imgLast night, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band performed for the second of three nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with a little help from uber-talented guests Karl Denson (The Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) and Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic). The stage was crowded with nine musicians on board for the entirety of the evening. The Terrapin Family Band began at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads and has expanded naturally beyond the realm of their original repertoire of Grateful Dead music.Last night’s lineup included Lesh on bass, his son Grahame Lesh on guitar, Alex Koford on guitar, Jason Crosby on keyboards, Ross James on guitar, Nathan Graham on drums, and Elliot Peck infusing delicate vocals to the sound. Add multi-instrumentalist sensation Karl Denson on saxophone, flute, and any other percussive instrument he is able to get his hands on, as well as rock-star shredder Jimmy Herring, and the result is one helluva night.Starting off slowly, the band rolled into “Mason’s Children”, the Hunter & Garcia tune about the tragedy at Altamont. Before Peck’s vocals led the band through a sizzlin’ rendition of “New Speedway Boogie” with Herring electrifying on his custom, black-and-white Fender Stratocaster. Lesh stepped to the microphone next to conduct a dreamy “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”, which gave way to a heart-wrenching version of “Wharf Rat.” “Wharf Rat” was debuted at The Capitol Theatre in February 1971 and has always been a crowd favorite. Last night, the band did the tune justice, with Koford on lead vocals.James then stepped up to belt out a rowdy version of Barlowe & Weir’s “Throwin’ Stones”, and kept the political tone going with a cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Koford remained at lead vocals for a stirring “Ship of Fools”, before closing the set with a segmented “Unbroken Chain”, with many interlude jams mixed in this Lesh concoction. “Unbroken Chain” featured Denson on saxophone and later on to flute to create a suave interplay with Herring’s guitar licks. Many teases were noticed, including a couple of measures of The Meters’ “Ain’t No Use”, as well as Neil Young’s “Southern Man”.The stacked line-up of musicians sauntered back on stage to play one of two incomplete combinations, foreshadowing tonight’s set-list. Grahame Lesh on vocals carried the band through Hunter & Garcia’s “Help on the Way > Slipknot”, before the band segued into an intense, psychedelic progression of Barlowe’s “Let It Grow” with Grahame Lesh on lead instead of the customary “Franklin’s Tower” combination.Peck shared a sentimental duet with Phil Lesh for Hunter & Garcia’s “Mountains on the Moon” before segueing into “Scarlet Begonias.” The band chose not to follow with the traditional “Fire on the Mountain.” Instead, Graham Lesh led the nine-headed machine through a complete Terrapin Suite with a rare “Jack O’Roses” opening. Keeping the jams coming, the band breezed through a momentous “Lady with a Fan” into a inspiring “Terrapin Station”, with Elliot Peck’s vocals meshing nicely with the voices of the father and son duo. Grahame Lesh closed the movement with the reprise of “Jack O’Roses” with zest and swagger.The entire stage, and audience, embraced a heartwarming “Uncle John’s Band”, with the lyrics resonating for miles. To close the second set, Peck and Denson shared lead vocals for a lively cover of Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour.” Over the course of the night, Denson displayed many of his talents, as his vocal and multi-instrumentalist performances shone equally bright.As an encore, the nine-piece all-star cast of musicians returned to the stage to play a juicy cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young’s “Almost Cut my Hair”, with Elliot Peck’s vocals unmatched.The band returns to the Capitol Theatre tonight to finish what they started and to complete their Phil-O-Ween run. Doors open 6:30 pm, show starts at 8 o clock sharp. Jimmy Herring will be accompanying this badass group once more tonight, so if you can get there, you should do so. You will not regret it.SET LIST: 11/1/18- Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band with special guests Jimmy Herring & Karl DensonCapitol Theatre, Port Chester, NYPhil Lesh (bass)Ross James (guitar)Grahame Lesh (guitar)Alex Koford (guitar)Jason Crosby (keyboards)Nathan Graham (drums)Elliott Peck (vocals)Jimmy Herring (guitar)Karl Denson (sax, flute, percussion)Set 1:Mason’s Children – GL/PL/AKNew Speedway Boogie – EPMississippi Half Step – PL >Wharf Rat – AK >Throwin Stones – RJOhio – AK >Ship of Fools – AK >Unbroken Chain – PLSet 2:Help on the Way – GL >Slipknot >Let It Grow – GLMountains of the Moon – PL/EP >Scarlet Begonias – GL/AK/EPJack O’Roses – GL >Lady With A Fan – GL/EP/PL >Terrapin Station – GL/EP/PL >Jack o’Roses reprise – GLUncle John’s Band – AllMidnight Hour – EP/KDE: Almost Cut My Hair – AKlast_img read more

Relationship Enrichment

first_imgIt’s estimated that each year in Georgia, one couple files for divorce for every two couples that get married. Couples who participate in premarital counseling are at a lower risk for divorce. Engaged couples in the Athens, Ga., area are invited to participate in a pre-marital preparation and relationship enhancement program provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and the Aspire Clinic.A day-long program, limited to 10 couples, is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Sandy Creek Nature Center.Couples can also enroll for a series of six one-on-one sessions with a trained counselor at the ASPIRE Clinic, located on the UGA campus. Registration for either option is $60. Couples who complete the program qualify for a $35 discount on their marriage license.For more information, visit or contact Ted Futris at (706) 542-7566 or read more

TVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005

first_imgTVA’s coal generation now just 20% of total, down from 60% in 2005 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The chief executive of the Tennessee Valley Authority said on Tuesday the U.S.-owned power generator expects to get more than 60 percent of its energy from non-carbon-emitting sources by 2020, compared with over 50 percent in 2018.Bill Johnson, who turned 65 in January, announced his retirement as CEO at TVA in November. His last day is Friday. He is expected to be named as the new CEO of California energy company PG&E Corp, which sought bankruptcy protection in January amid potentially staggering liabilities related to wildfires, according to a source familiar with the matter.Since Johnson became CEO of TVA in 2013, the company has spent about $15 billion to modernize its generating fleet, reduced carbon emissions by retiring coal units and cut debt by $3.5 billion, all while keeping consumer electric prices basically flat.“Our generating fleet is now very diverse and clean,” Johnson said, noting the changes were driven by the mandate in the TVA Act “to produce energy at the lowest feasible rate.”TVA’s energy mix is now about 40 percent nuclear, 20 percent natural gas, a little over 20 percent coal, 11-13 percent hydro and the rest renewables and energy efficiency. That compares with 60 percent coal, little gas, 30 percent nuclear and the rest hydro in 2005.In February, TVA’s board voted to shut two more coal plants – Bull Run in Tennessee by 2020 and Paradise in Kentucky by 2023 – for economic reasons despite strong opposition from the Trump administration. When those plants shut, Johnson said coal will only represent about 17 percent of TVA’s energy mix.More: TVA to get 60 percent of energy from non-carbon sources by 2020: CEOlast_img read more

Indian Railways moving toward a solar-powered future

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Technica:Indian Railways has taken some significant measures over the last few weeks that will cement its place as one of the single largest clean energy users in India. These steps include the issuance of tenders for large-scale solar power projects and the commissioning of a first-of-its-kind project to use solar power for trains’ traction systems.These measures are part of Indian Railways’ long-term sustainability goals. According to a 2017 study, Indian Railways has a potential to set up 5 gigawatts of solar power capacity, which will be sufficient to meet all its power demand in the coming years.India’s minister for railways recently announced that Indian Railways has commissioned a 1.7-megawatt solar power project. Power generated from this project will be supplied to trains’ traction system. This project is the first of its kind in the world, Indian Railways has claimed. The project is located in Madhya Pradesh and was commissioned by a public sector company, BHEL. According to Indian Railways, the project is expected to generate 2.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity every year, resulting in annual savings of around $180,000.The 1.7-megawatt project has been implemented on an experimental basis and will form the foundation for gigawatt-scale solar-powered train operations. Railways Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL) has been assigned the responsibility to set up 3 gigawatts of solar power projects across the country to ensure solar power supply to Indian Railways’ vast network. These large-scale solar power projects will be commissioned over the unused land that Indian Railways owns across the country.Last year, REMCL issued two tenders to procure 140 megawatts and 109 megawatts of solar and wind power. These projects will be spread across multiple states. The Railways has put more emphasis on wind power capacity in these tenders, possibly to ensure the round-the-clock supply power necessary to operate trains.In June, REMCL issued a 400-megawatt solar power tender. This capacity will be distributed across six states. Three of these six states do not have any significant solar power capacity operational. Project developers are mandated to use Indian-made solar cells and modules for these projects. Earlier this month, another tender was issued by REMCL with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts. Again, developers will be required to use only Indian-made solar cells and modules. Developers will supply power at a fixed rate for 25 years.[Smiti]More: Indian Railways accelerates toward a solar future with new tenders Indian Railways moving toward a solar-powered futurelast_img read more

IEA’s Birol: Solar soon to be the ‘new king of the world’s electricity markets’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Renewables are set to overtake coal this decade as the world’s favorite fuel to generate electricity, the International Energy Agency says.Solar photovoltaics are now cheaper than plants fired by coal and natural gas in most nations, the Paris-based researchers concludes in its annual report on global energy trends. Those cheaper costs along with government efforts to slash climate-damaging emissions will increasingly push coal off the grid and give renewables 80% of the market for new power generation by 2030, the IEA says.The findings mark a profound shift away from fossil fuels in the world’s energy supply at a time when governments everywhere are looking for ways to rein in the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. While hydroelectric plants will continue to be the biggest source of renewable power, solar is catching up quickly because the cost of manufacturing and installing panels has come down so much.“I see solar becoming the new king of the world’s electricity markets,” Fatih Birol, executive director of the IEA, says in a statement with the report on Tuesday. “Based on today’s policy settings, it’s on track to set new records for deployment every year after 2022.”It also anticipates natural gas demand slowly easing in developed nations, especially Europe, and coal dropping everywhere. About 275 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity worldwide, 13% of the 2019 total, will be shut off by 2025, mostly in the U.S. and European Union. That will more than offset increases in coal demand in developing economies in Asia.Coal’s share of the global power supply is set to fall to 28% in 2030 from 37% in 2019. By 2040, the fuel that once was a staple of utilities will fall below 20% for the first time since the industrial revolution, the IEA concludes. That decline could be even sharper if governments pick up the pace on decarbonization.[Will Mathis and Jeremy Hodges]More: Solar pushes aside coal as the cheapest fuel for power, IEA says IEA’s Birol: Solar soon to be the ‘new king of the world’s electricity markets’last_img read more

Best credit unions: 15 top picks for International Credit Union Day

first_imgIn every graduating class, there are standouts, classmates everyone recognized for their intelligence, sense of style or humor. Similarly, among credit unions there are those that stand out for their commitment to providing the best services to their members.With International Credit Union Day on Oct. 15, it’s the perfect time to recognize the best credit unions out there. These not-for-profit financial institutions provide member-oriented services. Whether you’re looking for the best certificates of deposit or the most adorable credit union mascot, here are the best in class nationwide.Best Credit Union for Checking: Consumers Credit UnionFree Rewards Checking from Consumers Credit Union is a remarkable checking account that offers high yields without a monthly fee. Free Rewards Checking offers up to 5.09% APY on balances up to $20,000, a rate which is guaranteed through 2016. This gives Free Rewards Checking accountholders the chance to earn as much as $1,018 in interest each year if they meet certain account and purchase requirements. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Trump sons invite themselves to Iowa in dig at Democrats

first_imgUnder the slogan “Keep Iowa Great,” President Donald Trump’s two older sons invited themselves to the Midwestern state Monday just hours before the first test to see which Democrat would face their father in November elections.”We’re gonna beat them again,” said Eric Trump.Iowa caucus doors were due to open at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT Tuesday), with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead as polls cast the 78-year-old standard-bearer for the party’s left wing as the favorite. He is followed by former vice president Joe Biden.”When I see the mainstream ideals of socialism and communism actually being pushed — I know we say this as a joke and everyone’s laughing, but it’s not a joke,” warned Don Jr.”While we’ve done a lot, there’s still a lot left to be done, and Donald Trump’s gonna do that,” he added.The rally, held just before voting for the Iowa caucus began, also featured President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale. A group of Republican officials, including White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, were also in attendance.Parscale predicted that Sanders would do well in Iowa. And like Don Jr., Parscale mocked Joe Biden’s performance in the polls after months of campaigning in the state.”We’re here in force to show the American people that this is a real movement. This president is serious about 2020,” said Parscale.The Republican caucus will also take place in Iowa Monday, but with significantly less suspense.Although two candidates are running against Trump — Joe Walsh and Bill Weld — they are unlikely to beat the incumbent, who has the official support of the Republican Party and high popularity among his voter fan base.Topics :last_img read more

Kia Joorabchian sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho’s stance

first_imgKia Joorabchian sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea over Philippe Coutinho’s stance Philippe Coutinho has been offered to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United (Getty Images)‘It may not happen this year, it may happen this year, we don’t know. We have not discussed anything for now.’AdvertisementAdvertisementJoorabchian also denied reports which claim that Barcelona are demanding a £10m loan fee for Coutinho, and are also asking clubs to fully cover the 27-year-old’s £250,000-a-week salary.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I have never heard those figures,’ he said.‘None of these numbers have ever been discussed.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jun 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Philippe Coutinho could be returning to the Premier League this summer (Getty Images)Philippe Coutinho is keen to return to the Premier League with Barcelona offering the midfielder to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.The Brazil international has been on loan at Bayern Munich for the season but the German club will not be making his move permanent in the next transfer window.Barcelona are open to offloading their £140 million signing from Liverpool this summer and have reportedly offered the player to several clubs across Europe.And Kia Joorabchian admits Coutinho is open to returning to England’s top flight.ADVERTISEMENT‘He has a desire to come back to the Premier League at some point,’ Joorabchian told Sky Sports.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals why Bukayo Saka is benched for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Bukayo Saka has been benched by Mikel Arteta for Arsenal’s trip to Spurs (Getty/Sky)Mikel Arteta admits he will continue to rotate his squad after deciding to drop Bukayo Saka for Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.The 18-year-old has been in superb form since the Premier League restart and has delivered two excellent performances in his last two appearances against Wolves and Leicester City.But Arteta has decided to shake-up his starting line-up for his side’s trip to Spurs and Pepe has been given a place in Arsenal’s attack alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Saka, who has four goals and 10 assists for Arsenal this season, has been named on the bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen asked about the decision to bench Saka, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week.‘Every week will be a little bit different.’ Comment 📋 Our north London derby team news…🇨🇮 Pepe returns to the side🇬🇦 Auba also starts🇫🇷 Laca completes the front line#️⃣ #TOTARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 12, 2020 Advertisementcenter_img Mikel Arteta reveals why Bukayo Saka is benched for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham Arteta also backed Pepe to shine after missing Arsenal’s last two games.‘Nico has been phenomenal,’ said the Arsenal manager.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 had a personal issue 10 days ago – he’s been out, now he’s back in.‘He was firing, he was scoring goials, he was performing really well.‘I have big belief in him again today to make a difference.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Jul 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shareslast_img read more

Mackley Wins North Portsea Island Contract

first_imgMackley Construction Ltd has been chosen to deliver the next phase of coastal defenses which will protect more than 4000 homes and almost 500 businesses in North Portsea from the risk of coastal flooding.According to the Portsmouth City Council’s latest release, the next set of defenses, the fourth of five phases which make up the £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme, has been split into two sections.The first will begin at the top of Eastern Road near Kendall’s Wharf, covering an area of approximately 300 meters.Planning permission has been granted for this section with work set to begin at the end of September.The second package of work involves the construction of a sea wall along 2.1km of coastline down Eastern Road.A planning application has been submitted for this work and is currently being consulted on through the Local Planning Authority via the Portsmouth City Council website.Should planning approval be granted, Mackley will begin work in this area in September 2020.last_img read more