Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc (SUNU.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSunu Assurances Nigeria Plc formerly (Equity Assurance Plc) is an established insurance company in Nigeria offering non-life insurance for the domestic and corporate sectors as well as asset management and health management services. The company also has business interests in Ghana. Non-life insurance ranges from fire and special peril to consequential loss, cash and goods in transit, public and products liability, fidelity guaranty, personal liability and accident insurance products. Equity Assurance Plc also provides insurance products for workmen compensation and plant, erection and contractors all risk and welfare funds and medical evacuation. The company has subsidiary segments providing health management, asset management and hospitality services. Equity Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of SUNU Finances Holding SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Projects Houses Photographs: Scott Burrows Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Builder: Architects: Jamison Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Scott Burrows+ 40 Share 2015 Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Dulux, James Hardie, Laminex, Regency Structural Engineer: “COPY” Reinmac Year: Bird House / Jamison Architects “COPY” Bird House / Jamison ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBird House / Jamison Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871402/bird-house-jamison-architects Clipboard Area: 323 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Gold Coast, Australia Architects In Charge:Mark Jamison, Angela JamisonCabinetry:Ashmore JoineryCity:Gold CoastCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsText description provided by the architects. Standing in the living room, one feels like they are in a bird house. Surrounded by bushland and tall gums the ‘Bird House’ was designed to have a strong connection to its setting and the abundance of native flora and fauna on the site. The design really brings the outside in, maximises immediate and distant views and encompases the benefits of natural light and natural cross-ventilation.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsEssentially the home comprises of two pavilions connected by a central grassed courtyard which is a special green space in the heart of the home. The courtyard is surrounded by openable laser-cut screens and provides a unique entry and arrival experience. The courtyard changes dimension throughout the day and night; by day it offers shade and filtered light through the screens, by night it frames the starry sky and provides a beautiful, private outdoor room to spend time together gathering around the fire bowl and enjoying outdoor movie nights that are projected onto the western wall where the external artwork (flying ducks) can be removed. As the screens are openable the space can be intimate or opened up to connect to the surrounding landscape. The laser-cut screens are used in other areas of the home to provide screening for shade, privacy and separation of space.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsSave this picture!© Scott BurrowsThe Bird House has an extremely efficient plan and the illusion of space is maximised through the use of a void and floor to ceiling glazing enabling a greater connection to the environment. Exterior cladding is carried through from the courtyard wall, to the entry of the main pavilion and draws people upstairs to the open plan living area where views of the bushland and Gold Coast can be appreciated. Passive solar design principles, and cost effective materials and construction methods have been utilised to create a home that is functional, environmentally efficient and a pleasure to live in.Save this picture!© Scott BurrowsProject gallerySee allShow less1000 Buildings X 1000 MunicipalitiesIdeasConstruction Begins on Project to Transform Railway Hangar into a Mixed-Use Library …Unbuilt Project Share H2 Homes Australia Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871402/bird-house-jamison-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJamison ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGold CoastAustraliaPublished on May 22, 2017Cite: “Bird House / Jamison Architects” 22 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“Man’s Best Friends” In Need at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter Linkedin TAGSconcertconcertsmusicNeighborhoodOverton Woodswoods ReddIt Website| + posts printWalking in the door there is a strong smell of home-cooked food. While others in the neighborhood might be settling down for the night, the air here is buzzing with anticipation as people settle down in the living room, preparing for the evening’s entertainment. Then, as the guitarist begins to strum his chords, a hush settles over the small crowd.It is this feeling of community that draws locals to Jacquelyn and Giles McCrary’s Overton Woods house every few months. Friends and followers of the Concerts in the Woods, Fort Worth Facebook page receive invitations to these concerts several times a year, but the schedule varies depending on each artist’s availability. In 2014, the McCrarys hosted three concerts – by 2015 there were seven.“There have been times when people in the audience hoot and holler because they really love the music,” Jacquelyn McCrary said. “There are times when people sing along because they happen to know [the song].”The McCrarys hosted their 17th concert Oct. 21 at 8 p.m., when British singer-songwriter Georgina Gallaghan performed as part of her United States tour.Jacqueline McCrary said the idea for hosting a concert series came after she and her husband went on a Cayamo music theme cruise. They enjoyed the cruise so much they followed the Cayamo Facebook page, where she said she found many independent musicians. The McCrarys then decided to invite some of their favorite musicians to perform at their house.After that, she said word of Concerts in the Woods’ laid-back and encouraging atmosphere began to spread among musicians.Since starting the concert series in 2014, Jacqueline McCrary said most artists she hosts now reach out to her through their agents. Other times Jacqueline McCrary gives business cards to performers she meets at music festivals and concerts around town.What makes the task challenging, she said, is when she has to turn a band down.“A lot of times I get trios and four- or five-piece bands and I just can’t squish them in here,” she said, adding that her living room fits about 40 people.Fairmont resident Billy Joe Gabriel has attended Concerts in the Woods since their first show and said the intimacy of the venue makes the concerts special.“To have a world class musician playing for 40 people is just phenomenal,” he said. “Then to be able to talk to them some more at the intermission and after the show is something else also.”Gabriel said all of the performers the McCrary’s have hosted were enjoyable, adding that good music knows no genre.“It’s just like heaven to go to their concerts,” he said. “You don’t have to get drunk to enjoy music there.”McCrary described herself and her husband as “patrons of the arts” doing whatever they can to help independent musicians. McCrary said she always encourages guests to bring $15 to contribute to the musicians’ travel expenses, and that they often invite the artists to sleep at the house to save money.“A lot of times they take advantage of that because they don’t have enough money,” McCrary said. “And we provide a meal right before the concert when they show up.” Linkedin TCU to host annual turkey giveaway Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: October 27, 2017Next articleSoccer prepares to honor all-time winningest class Erin Ratigan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Residents “deck the halls” for the holidays Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Erin Ratigan is a Headliners Foundation scholar and contributor to the “Fort Worth Weekly” news publication. She is a journalism major, sociology minor, and arts enthusiast. Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Facebook Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Oh the places they’ll go: Seniors face challenges post-graduation Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Erin Ratigan Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Don Clark is a Keller resident who has regularly driven to Fort Worth for these concerts since 2015. Clark said he always brings a donation for the performers.“I think [the concert series] contributes to the music scene in Fort Worth, which is incredible anyway,” he said. “It gives the artists another outlet and a chance to make a little money with very little stress on the artist.”Clark said he’d encourage anyone to attend Concerts in the Woods, describing the atmosphere as beautiful and friendly.“Even if you’re not really especially a music fan you should go because you might become one,” he said.Those interested in attending Concerts in the Woods can visit the Facebook page for more information. Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
June 4, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence News News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Ameer Al Halbi (photo: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP). June 2, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says to go further Help by sharing this information December 8, 2020 RSF files complaint about police violence against photographer Ameer Al Halbi during ‘March for Freedoms’ in Paris Reporters Without Borders (RSF) filed a complaint against the prefect of the Paris police, Didier Lallement, and against person unknown, after the deliberate blow to the face with a police baton that a Syrian-born journalist received while covering a ‘March for freedoms’ in Paris in late November. Receive email alerts RSF_en Filed jointly with the journalist concerned, freelance photographer Ameer Al Halbi, on 7 December, the complaint accuses Lallement and an unidentified police officer of responsibility for an act of deliberate violence by a person holding public authority during the “March for Freedoms” protesting against the controversial “global security” bill in Paris.A freelancer for various media outlets including the magazine Polka and Agence France-Presse, Al Halbi was covering a police charge against protesters when a policeman hit him with a baton, fracturing his nose and left eyebrow.He was stationed at the foot of a wall with other journalists at the time, and was clearly identifiable as a press photographer. Although he lost consciousness and although his face was covered in blood, he was not taken to hospital for two hours because the police were blocking all access roads. He is still being treated by doctors, who have told him he cannot work for the time being.“The assault on Ameer Al Halbi constitutes a violent attack on the right to inform,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As it is the prefect of the Paris police who issues law enforcement instructions, he is directly responsible for this failure to protect journalists. This is why we are lodging a complaint against him.”RSF already filed a complaint against person unknown and against the prefect on 27 November in connection with police violence against three journalists during the forcible evacuation of a migrant tent camp on Place de la République, in central Paris, on 23 November. In December 2019, RSF filed a joint complaint with 13 journalists who were the victims of police violence while covering “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests.France is ranked 34th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more
to go further EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Toll of 4 MayOf at least 32 journalists targeted:- 20 were assaulted or beaten- 11 were injured- 19 were arrested- 5 were detained- 1 was abducted- 7 had equipment seizedCases in detailA five-member crew from the satellite station Misr 25, comprising reporters Ahmed Abdel Alim, Ahmed Fadl, Musa’ab Hamed and Hassan Khodary (injured that morning in the Abbassiya clashes), and photographer Ahmad Lutfi, were doing a live broadcast near the Al-Nour mosque when they were arrested, taken into the mosque and asked for identification. According to Lutfi, they were all subjected to violence and humiliation by the military police. After seizing all their equipment, troops took them to a military control unit. News News Receive email alerts Musa’ad El-Barbari, deputy director of the Misr 25 station, said the five men appeared before the public prosecutor on 5th May and faced five charges each: – Association with a group intent on disturbing public order and preventing an institution of the state from performing its duties.- Use of force and violence against agents of the security forces responsible for protecting state institutions.- Blocking public and private transport, blocking streets in the area around the defence ministry.- Illegal assembly- Entering a prohibited military zone.Although the station produced documents proving that it employed the five men as journalists and showing they were there purely in a professional capacity, El-Barbari said the prosecutor refused to take this into account. The military prosecutor ordered the release of three of the crew, but extended the detentions of Alim and Fadl by two weeks. They were taken to Tora prison in the south of the capital before being released on 6 May. (Read: http://al-mashhad.com/News/%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%B6%D…)Two other journalists from the same channel – Mohamed Rabie and Mohamed Amin – were detained in a separate incident nearby (watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keOFdkOXOKc). They appeared before the military prosecutor and were released the next day.Two journalists from the online newspaper El-Badil, Ahmed Ramadan and Islam Abu-l-Ezz, were assaulted by thugs and handed over to the military police. They were taken to the office of the military prosecutor, who ordered their detention for two weeks and their transfer to Tora prison. However, they were released on 6 May. According to the El-Badil website, they were severely beaten by military police at the time of their arrest and in Tora prison, causing concussion.Abdul Rahman Musharraf, a journalist with the newspaper Al-Watan, was beaten by military police officers before being arrested and taken to the military prosecutor’s headquarters together with El-Badil’s Ramadan and Abu-l-Ezz. He was also released on 6 May.Also on 4 May, Mahmoud Motawe’, a photographer with the online newspaper Sada-el-Balad, received bullet wounds in the back from an unidentified source. He was taken to Qasr Al-‘Aini hospital where he was kept in overnight. Abdul-Rahman Youssef, a contributor to the human rights website hoqook.com, was taking photographs of the clashes outside the defence ministry when he was violently attacked by a thug armed with a knife, who inflicted a serious wound to his ear. He was trapped in the Al-Demerdash area with demonstrators hemmed in by security forces arresting anyone trying to leave, including those who were hurt, and was only able to get out an hour after he was injured. He was then detained by military police and transferred to the prosecutor’s office, where he appeared before the military prosecutor. He was released later that day.Two photographers with the independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, Mohamed El-Shami and Ali El-Malki, were beaten and arrested while photographing the clashes. Both sustained injuries in the beatings. They were taken before a military prosecutor and were held in the premises of the military prosecutor’s office in eastern Cairo until finally released late the next afternoon.Three reporters with the daily Al-Watan, Mohamed Kamel, Ahmed Abdu and Ahmed Bahnasi, were taken to Demerdash Hospital after inhaling tear gas that military police used outside the defence ministry. Al-Watan photographer Mohamed Omar was treated in the same hospital, receiving three stitches to a head injury caused by a stone that was thrown at him. All four, including Kamel, who had been attacked by demonstrators the day before, were arrested by military police and were transferred to the military prosecutor’s office in eastern Cairo, where they were taken before a military prosecutor. They were released late the next afternoon.Rabab Fares, a reporter for the independent daily Al-Tahrir, and Ezz El-Nubin, a reporter for the independent daily Youm7, were physically attacked.Al-Jazeera Mubasher-Misr, ONTV, El-Tahrir and CBC television crews were attacked by military police, who smashed their mobile phones.Amer Khamis, a journalist with the online newspaper Al-Mesryoon, was physically attacked.Aya Seyed Mahmoud Abdul-Rahim, a journalist with the online newspaper Misr El-Naharda, was physically attacked and arrested, and then taken before a military prosecutor, who ordered her held for two weeks. As she was being transferred to El-Qanater women’s prison, her release was ordered by Gen. El-Adawy, the head of the military justice system.Sami Abdul Rahman and Islam Adel, two journalists with the online newspaper Sada-el-Balad, were arrested by military police and held in Al-Nour Mosque, near Abbasiya Square, until they were brought before a military prosecutor the next day. They were then released in the afternoon.The camera of Sharif Salah, a photographer with the independent weekly Al-Mashhad, was confiscated by military police, who threatened to arrest him if he did not leave. He still has not recovered his camera.Virginie Nguyen, a Belgian photographer working for Egypt Independent (the online English-language version of the newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm), sustained an upper jaw fracture and a split upper lip when she was hit full in the face by a stone thrown by demonstrators. She was taken to a hospital for treatment to her injuries, which included two loosened teeth. As she was leaving the hospital, she was detained by military police, who took her from one military hospital to another and then to an army building for interrogation. She was finally released and her camera equipment was returned to her with the “troublesome” photos deleted. The entire incident lasted nearly five hours, she told Reporters Without Borders. She underwent an operation to her upper jaw the next day at the American Hospital.Walid El-Daramalli, a reporter for the independent weekly Al-Karamah, was kidnapped by unidentified individuals while covering clashes at Abbasiya Square early on the morning of 4 May and was taken to a building near the square. He managed to phone friends, who came and released him. He sustained a leg injury. Military police arrested his assailants.In SuezAl-Masry Al-Youm Suez bureau photographer Sayyed Shaker was taking photos of clashes between demonstrators and soldiers protecting the Suez governorate’s headquarters when two army officers asked him to surrender his camera. They slapped and kicked him when he refused, and took him before the Suez military governor, who ordered him released after all his photos had been deleted.Al-Watan reporter Ahmed Ghoneim was accosted by military police outside the military prosecutor’s office buildings on 5 May while covering a demonstration by political activists in protest against the arrests of hundreds of civilian demonstrators. He was manhandled and arrested, and was taken before a military prosecutor. Al-Watan photographer Mahmoud El-Debie was also detained for about two hours during the same demonstration and his camera equipment was seized. Both were released in the early evening and their camera was returned with the contents of the memory cards erased.In a press release on 19 December 2011, Reporters Without Borders condemned the military’s “systematic use of violence against media personnel” in the course of an indiscriminate crackdown on demonstrators in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the previous three days. A month before, Reporters Without Borders reported at least 44 media freedom violations in the course of clashes between soldiers and demonstrators during the week of 19-28 November. Organisation EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt News News January 22, 2021 Find out more photo: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP February 1, 2021 Find out more May 9, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 More than 30 journalists assaulted and detained during 4 May Cairo protest Help by sharing this information RSF_en February 6, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution ٍRead in ArabicAfter deadly clashes on 2 May near the defence ministry, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo and Alexandria two days later to protest against the army’s hold on power.In Cairo, demonstrators gathered, mostly in the Abbassiya district, near the defence ministry, despite warnings the day before from the army against any threat to military premises, and the deployment of large numbers of security forces.The overall toll among the demonstrators was heavy — two dead and more than 130 injured. Those working in the media suffered similarly.Reporters Without Borders recorded at least 32 assaults and detentions of journalists on 4 May alone. Many cameras and mobile phones were seized, some of which have not been returned to their owners. (Read: http://almesryoon.com/permalink/6586.html)The press freedom organization strongly condemns such brutal treatment of media workers and demands that those responsible be identified and brought to justice. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is deservedly a new entry in the list of Predators of Freedom of Information published by Reporters Without Borders on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May.
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 4, Buffalo 2Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 2Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 3NY Rangers 2, Carolina 1Montreal 3, Columbus 2OT St. Louis 3, Toronto 2Anaheim 4, Minnesota 0Nashville 5, Dallas 3SO Arizona 3, Edmonton 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(4) Kentucky 66, Missouri 58(5) Tennessee 58, Vanderbilt 46(15) Purdue 48, Indiana 46(16) Florida St. 77, Clemson 64Baylor 73, (19) Iowa St. 69(24) Maryland 66, (21) Iowa 65(25) Buffalo 114, Ohio 67Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by February 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/19/19
By MADDY VITALEWith the start of a new school year, with hybrid and remote learning as choices for families, the Ocean City school district has joined with the Ocean City Tabernacle’s Son Club to offer a program that would help meet the new and changing needs of students. The Son Club is offered for free during the school year from Monday through Friday for students grades K-8 and begins Monday, Sept. 21. To learn more about this program email [email protected] and staff provide homework help, mentoring, music and life skills, snacks and games.In addition, there is a fee-based remote learning Son Club that will be offered. Participants will enjoy indoor and outdoor games in grades K-6. They will be in consistent groups of 10. To register for the remote learning program, visit octabernacle.org/programs/remotelearning. Modifications have been made to both programs to adhere to all safety and health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pastor Jay Reimer, the CEO of the Tabernacle, explained that Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Taylor met with the Son Club leadership. “Dr. Taylor phoned me and asked if the Son Club program could be modified to assist with the family needs for remote-learning days and for after-school help,” Reimer said Wednesday. “Dr. Taylor has impressed me so much with her strong desire to meet the needs of each Ocean City student and each school family.”Dr. Taylor said of the partnership between the district and the Son Club, “We are so thankful for community programs, City of Ocean City Youth Camps, businesses converting their spaces into Pod Learning Centers, and the Son Club at the Ocean City Tabernacle, who are providing much needed child-care programs and activities for the children of Ocean City.”She continued, “When my four children were younger, childcare was a major concern for my husband and I as we had different working schedules than my children’s school schedules. So, I understand the immense stress families are facing today with finding quality childcare for either a combined hybrid with remote learning or a full remote learning program.”Dr. Taylor also highlighted the importance and the impact of community support.“Therefore, giving students these additional outlets make a difference for their continuity of education and for community involvement. We are appreciative and commend the city, our businesses such as Bowfish, and the Tabernacle for their invaluable support for students, parents and Ocean City families,” she said.With students starting the school year, some remotely and some attending the hybrid learning model, parents will receive help with aftercare from the Son Club.In the next few days, students in the primary and intermediate schools will be sent home with information about the Son Club.Reimer said the idea to join together to help families during the pandemic came a month ago.He added that the Ocean City Tabernacle was happy to offer assistance to the school district’s families. “We were honored to receive her request for help for this challenging school year,” Reimer noted of Dr. Taylor. “In the O.C. School District plan for this year, the Son Club was named with the City of Ocean City as partner organizations to help meet childcare needs.” Families in the district had two choices for the new school year. There is the hybrid learning model, in which students attend school two days a week and do their studies remotely for three days, or they could do the Virtual Academy all from home. This year, above all other years, it is important to come together as a community and help parents and students navigate the new learning model with shortened school days and days when they are learning remotely, officials said.Reimer emphasized that there is still so much uncertainty, and aftercare is so vital to parents so that they may keep their jobs to support their families. The Son Club aftercare program will be there to offer some help and also enjoyment for the children.The Son Club program is made possible, in part, through the donations of individuals, businesses and organizations.The Ocean City Tabernacle is located at 550 Wesley Ave. For more information call 609-399-1915 or visit www.octabernacle.org.Ocean City Tabernacle offers the Son Club throughout the school year. Alicia Stauffer, of Ocean City, picks up her daughter, Brielle, 8, after Ocean City Tabernacle’s Son Club in 2019. The popular program is being offered this year in partnership with the Ocean City schools with some modifications.
[Video: Roy Loeffler]Setlist: Brain Damaged Eggmen | Resonance Music Festival | Legend Valley, OH | 9/21/2018Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Mean Mister Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Baby You’re A Rich Man* > Dear Prudence, I Am The Walrus > I’ve Got A Feeling, In The Flesh Part 1 > Run Like Hell > Have A Cigar > Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage* with Nick Gerlach on saxophone[H/T Jambase] At Resonance Music & Arts Festival in September, members of Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits revived their long-inactive side project, Brain Damaged Eggmen. The rare all-star supergroup finds Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits joining forces to pay tribute to two iconic rock-and-roll outfits, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.The long-running spinoff band’s special performance at Resonance Music & Arts Festival this year marked Brain Damaged Eggmen’s first performance since 2012, when the band performed at Summer Camp Music Festival after an unofficial hiatus spanning six years. After debuting on Jam Cruise in 2006, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits tribute to The Beatles and Pink Floyd was particularly active from 2006 to 2008 before more or less dropping off the map, save for rare performances in the years since. As noted during the set’s official announcement, last month’s show at Resonance will be the project’s only performance in 2018.During Brain Damaged Eggmen’s set at Resonance, the all-star collaboration tended to focus on The Beatles’ songbook for the first half of the show. The group kicked things off with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”, using it as a launching point to run through a number of Abbey Road tunes, including “Mean Mister Mustard”, “Polythene Pam”, and “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” before saxophonist Nick Gerlach emerged to aid the ensemble on “Baby You’re A Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour. After classics like “Dear Prudence” and “I Am The Walrus”, Brain Damaged Eggmen finished off their Beatles portion with a rendition of “I’ve Got A Feeling” before transitioning into the Pink Floyd portion of the performance.After a brief pause following “I’ve Got A Feeling”, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits collaboration kicked off their Pink Floyd tunes with “In Tthe Flest Part 1”, marking the start of a well-segued run through four fan-favorite Floyd songs. From there, the band worked through “Rull Like Hell”, “Have A Cigar”, and “Young Lust” before finishing off their performance with “Comfortably Numb” and “Brain Damage”.You can watch the full the performance below, courtesy of Roy Loeffler.
Clean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grantsWATERBURY (September 9, 2008)- Governor Jim Douglas announced today that the Center for Clean and Clear at the Agency of Natural Resources is making up to $500,000 in grants available for its Ecosystem Restoration Program.Governor Douglas said the newly expanded program broadens the range of eligible projects to more fully encompass the multitude of strategies and techniques available for improving water quality in the state, with special emphasis on reducing phosphorus and sediment pollution associated with wet weather runoff.”These grants will help our watershed partners do the work that improves water quality town by town across Vermont,” said Julie Moore, director of the Center for Clean and Clear. “The improvements we make on land have direct impacts on protecting our rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.”The Center for Clean and Clear is particularly interested in projects that can improve stream stability; protect against flood hazards; improve in-stream and riparian habitat; reduce the effects of pollution from sediment; nutrients and other pollutants; protect and restore riparian wetlands; re-establish lakeshore native vegetation; reduce shoreline erosion; enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural lands and incorporate the science of fluvial geomorphology in river corridor management decisions.Governor Jim Douglas made water quality one of his top environmental priorities when he created the Clean and Clear Action Plan five years ago. Since then, the state has invested more than $40 million and leveraged an additional $40 million in federal funds to implement water quality programs that have garnered national recognition and awards.”The Clean and Clear Action Plan has made a difference in protecting our waters,” Douglas said. “These grants go to the heart of the effort – Vermonters working together for our future environmental and economic prosperity.”The Center for Clean and Clear is accepting one-page project “pre-proposals” until October 10, 2008.Through a competitive process, Vermont municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and citizen groups can apply for the grants.The Center for Clean and Clear will then work with proponents to develop either more detailed proposals or project work plans for funding consideration. More information and grant guidelines can be found at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/cleanandclear/index.htm(link is external).