Back in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new spinoff project called The Magpie Salute. To join him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members including guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and lead vocalist, John Hogg. Next Friday, August 10th, The Magpie Salute will release their first studio album, High Water I, via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan). Today, ahead of next week’s album release, The Magpie Salute has shared their third single from the album, “Sister Moon”. This marks the third pre-release High Water I single shared by the band, following the releases of “Send Me An Omen” and “For The Wind”.“John and Marc wrote Sister Moon,” remarks Rich Robinson in a press release. “Marc had originally written it on acoustic, but John took the chords and played them on the piano. It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.” You can listen to The Magpie Salute’s newest single, “Sister Moon”, below.The Magpie Salute – “Sister Moon”[Video: The Magpie Salute]Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and John Hogg will celebrate the release with a string of special acoustic shows in Europe beginning this Sunday in Oslo, Norway and concluding with a sold-out London show on August 10th. The trio will also perform at a free in-store on the day of release at Rough Trade East in London. From there, The Magpie Salute will return to the States for a run of dates with Gov’t Mule throughout the second half of this month.For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on High Water I or to grab your tickets to any of their upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.The Magpie Salute Upcoming Tour Dates#Aug 5 Oslo, Norway Krosset#Aug 6 Stockholm, Sweden Obaren (Free Show)#Aug 8 Berlin, Germany Lido#Aug 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amstelkerk#Aug 10 London, UK Rough Trade East (In-Store)#Aug 10 London, UK Oslo^August 17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^August 18 Charleston, SC Volvo Cars Stadium^August 19 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel^August 21 Huber Heights ,OH Rose Music Center at The Heights*August 23 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*August 24 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*August 25 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^August 26 Des Moines, IA Brenton Skating Plaza^August 28 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheater^August 29 Papillion, NE Sumtur AmphitheaterAugust 30 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterAugust 31 Park City, UT Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater^September 1 Missoula, MO Big Sky BrewerySeptember 5 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe LiveSeptember 6 Kent, OH Kent StageSeptember 7 New York, NY Sony HallSeptember 8 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music HallSeptember 9 Westbury, NY The Space At WestburySeptember 12 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues FestivalSeptember 13 Portland, ME AURASeptember 14 Beverly, MA Cabot TheatreSeptember 15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino BallroomSeptember 16 Burlington, VT Grand Point North FestivalSeptember 18 Washington, D.C The HamiltonSeptember 21 Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreSeptember 22 Columbia, SC Glass Half FullSeptember 23 Louisville, KY Bourbon & Beyond# – Special Acoustic Trio Shows* = w/Govt. Mule and The Avett Brothers^ = w/Govt. Mule** = w/Blackberry SmokeView Upcoming Tour Dates
The Port of Poreč Authority continues to invest in the Poreč waters, and will start the construction of the Barbaran breakwater immediately after the New Year. The plan is to build a pier and set up a pontoon in the port of Poreč, in front of the city administration building with the aim of relieving the port in the season, and this is an investment in the amount of 1.480.000 kuna from the Port Authority’s own funds. Of this amount, 130 kuna is also planned for the installation of electricity and water cabinets in the sports port of Poreč. The deadline for performing the works after obtaining the necessary permits is 000 days. Photo / Source: Poreč Port Authority The amount of the investment is HRK 4.785.981 without VAT, and the funds are provided from the own revenues of the Port Authority, the County of Istria and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, reports the Port of Poreč and adds that the deadline for completion is 135 days. job. It is a project that will make a breakwater that will protect the port of Poreč from northwest and west winds, as previously made a breakwater between the cliffs of Sarafel and the mainland.
A high-level delegation of institutional investors is to visit the sites of the Mariana and Brumandinho tailings dam collapses in Brazil later this year in order to assess for itself the responses to the tragedies amid “radically divergent” accounts of what has happened. The delegation will be made up of representatives from the Church of England Pensions Board (CEPB), the Council of Ethics for the Swedish Public Pension Funds, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF).Last January, the collapse of a tailings dam near a mine in south-east Brazil killed 270 people, while a river of iron ore waste contaminated the countryside. This led to calls from institutional investors for a global independent public classification system to monitor the safety risk of such dams.Immediately afterwards and in response to the disaster, the CEPB and the Council of Ethics set up the Global Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative, a vehicle for engagement which convenes institutional investors active in the extractive industries and which now has over US$14trn (€12.7trn) in assets under management. The CEPB and the Swedish funds also sold their shares in Vale, the company which owns the mine, immediately after the disaster.The delegation to Brazil was announced today at the Initiative’s summit held in London, in which representatives of the communities affected participated. ‘Radically divergent accounts’Doug McMurdo, LAPFF chair, said the organisations behind the initiative sought equally to understand both the company and the community perspectives.“As both human beings and investors, we need clarity not just on what happened, but about how to respond”Doug McMurdo, LAPFF chair“Our difficulty is that we are hearing radically divergent accounts of events and responses, and as both human beings and investors, we need clarity not just on what happened, but about how to respond to where we are now and how to prevent future tragedy.”McMurdo continued: “To this end, the delegation will undertake its own assessment of the responses from companies to the Mariana and Brumadinho disasters. It will report against defined terms of reference, which will be published in due course following engagement with the communities and other stakeholders.”The summit also saw the launch of the first-ever global public database of over 1,900 tailings dams, which captures disclosures made by mining companies in response to the request made by the group.At the summit, investors adopted a set of principles for mining companies as well as principles to guide how investors engage with and finance the sector. These principles will be presented to PRI and all members asked to support them.Meanwhile, the group called on companies and governments to jointly set up a global tailings alert/monitoring system similar to those in aviation and shipping, to establish an urgent process of identifying and then removing the most dangerous tailings dams.John Howchin, secretary general of the Council of Ethics for the Swedish Public Pension Funds and co-chair of the Global Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative said: “One year on from this disaster, that should never have happened, we release the first global tailings database tracking 1,900 of the world’s tailings dams.“This is a fraction of the dams that exist but it is a start, and establishes what we expect from any company seeking finance from investors.”Howchin said: “We are continuing to engage with companies that have not disclosed, and will use votes and company AGMs to ensure this request is responded to. Not reporting is unacceptable and poses a risk to our pension funds.”
I don’t have a great relationship with death. I fear it as if it’s near. Heart disease has claimed lives on each side of my family. My father introduced the idea to me one morning under an awning at a beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Morning walks with my dad are often retrospective, and I fear it’s because of the lack of clarity that comes with the future. He’s healthy, but my 53-year-old father’s also certain: He doesn’t think he’ll live a long life.There’s a certain feeling of hopelessness that follows hearing that. I suffer from anxiety if I feel like I wasted a day,struggle to maintain plans and teeter with personal relationships because of it. Events like Bryant’s death further challenge me: Why does it feel so complicated that a person could be gone? Do even the people you think would never die go, too? The first basketball game I ever watched was in June 2008. The game itself is a blip in my memory: The Los Angeles Lakers played the Boston Celtics. I hardly understood the game. But I watched because my brother did. His favorite player was Kobe Bryant, so mine was too.So in a way, like he did for so many others, Kobe Bryant inspired me. I dribbled in my backyard knowing full well there was no future in basketball. But in writing this, I am still connected to the sport. There’s a remnant of what luminated off Bryant every time he took the floor, every time he improved when it looked like he couldn’t. Invincibility.But now that person is gone. So are his 13-year-old daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. Bryant was just 41 years old. Sunday was a confusing, sickening, neverending day for everyone. Syracuse basketball players displayed on Twitter and Instagram that Kobe Bryant inspired them to pick up a basketball. “Ever since I started playing basketball the only shoes I would wear were Kobe’s,” SU sophomore Buddy Boeheim said on Twitter.But that’s not surprising, that a single person would create an entire basketball team’s spirit. That’s just what Kobe did. He wasn’t supposed to die this young.He was the guy you knew by his first name. He was connected to your favorite team, player, school simply because of the omnipotence of his figure. His name blurted out of your mouth when you crumpled up a loose sheet of paper and eyed a trash can a few feet away. Sunday, when you heard the news, you said his name again. But this time you were confused. You hoped you didn’t hear the name correctly.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYou heard about his daughter, Gianna, and how his everlasting connection to the sport he transcended lived vicariously through her. You heard how he inspired her career. And all I could think of is the guy who was at my games. Published on January 27, 2020 at 11:01 pm I once thought that about my dad, that he was invincible and would never go, but it’s hard to be hopeful sometimes. “It’s life,” he would say. But when life ends, do memories die, too?No. Of course, not. Not for Kobe. When the time comes, they won’t for my dad either. A person never dies if their legacy will live on forever. And that seems fitting.Kobe Bryant doesn’t die, not if we won’t let him. We’ll still call him by his first name, notice his impact on the playing style of SU’s best players, and blurt out the two syllables (“Kobe!”) that defined this generation of basketball anytime we want to make an office space an NBA arena.And maybe — just maybe — if we commit ourselves the way he did within our personal lives, we’ll reach the level of remembrance Kobe has. It will never seem real that he is gone, and maybe it doesn’t have to. Some people are truly invincible. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+