Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis Announces Solo Tour and Free Download of New Song

first_imgMihali Savoulidis, lead singer and guitarist of the Vermont rock quartet Twiddle, will embark on an extensive solo tour this fall in support of his upcoming new album. While on tour, Mihali will be debuting several new songs from the upcoming album. In celebration of such, Mihali shares the first new single from the album, “Over Land & Sea,” an acoustic ballad dedicated to his daughter.Mihali’s solo tour will start November 28 in Portland, ME at Portland House of Music and Events (PHOME) and end December 23 in Manchester, NH at Jewel. He will hit his hometown of Burlington, VT at Metronome on the second night of the tour, then head through the northeast playing Worcester, MA, Hamden, CT and Philadelphia, PA before heading to the midwest cities of Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN and City Winery in Chicago, IL. He’ll wrap up the tour moving westward to Denver and Fort Collins in Colorado before circling back to New Hampshire.Click here to download Mihali’s new single “Over Land & Sea,” and see below for a list of his full tour dates. Head to his website for all ticketing information.MIHALI SAVOULIDIS // 2017 SOLO TOURNov 28 – Portland, ME – PHOMENov 29 – Burlington, VT – MetronomeNov 30 – Worcester, MA – Electric HazeDec 01 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer SpaceDec 02 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkboyDec 07 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank HallDec 08 – Minneapolis, MN – IcehouseDec 09 – Chicago, IL – City WineryDec 15 – Denver, CO – Globe HallDec 16 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteDec 23 – Manchester, NH – Jewel[Photo by Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more

Midwestern squash teams unite

first_imgNotre Dame hosted representatives from various Midwest squash organizations Saturday afternoon to collaboratively address organizational needs that will define the future of their sport.   Mickan said he sees a lot of potential for the sport’s expansion in the Midwest, particularly with Notre Dame leading the effort. “We get this big group that literally packs the room during the first week of school,” McCuen said. “But [eventually] interest wanes and then falls off.” Sophomore Paul Mickan said he signed up because he played tennis in high school and wanted to be part of a team at Notre Dame. “By having a regional calendar, if I go on there I might not even be looking for events for my particular team,” McCuen said.  “[For example], a lot of junior programs don’t know that college events are happening, but this calendar would let them see [those events] and become aware of them.” The “2012 Mid-America Squash Summit,” designed by Irish squash club coach Geoff McCuen, aimed to connect squash teams to help the sport continue expanding in the region.   This question became all the more pressing when squash’s governing body, the College Squash Association (CSA) requested that McCuen, the Midwest club representative, chastise two Midwest club teams for dropping out soon before a tournament at the Naval Academy. “I like feel like Notre Dame’s a major player in the Midwest,” Mickan said.  “There’s a ton of opportunity… a lot of energy in the region, it would be great to focus it and channel it through here.” McCuen, volunteer coach for the Notre Dame men’s and women’s club squash teams, said he organized the event because of the need for greater communication between squash programs in the area. McCuen said the group is also planning on forming a Facebook group, a Twitter handle and a group-Google calendar. He said the latter will be particularly key to increasing awareness of regional squash activity. “With varsity sports, there are contracts that are entered into that they’ll provide a certain number of games,” McCuen said.  “The Naval Academy had been contractually obligated to provide a certain number of games for the leagues, and because these two teams dropped out, technically there was a [breach] of contract.” “There’s a pretty quick learning curve, especially for tennis players,” Mickan said.  “Once you pick it up it’s great… You’re learning, and every time you get on the court, you’re getting better.” “I think college is the time where people like to branch out and explore things that they didn’t have access to beforehand,” Grabowski said. “People who want to stay in shape, and do that in a fun way, end up playing squash.” “U.S. Squash oversees squash at the individual level outside of the CSA, and has a list of courts online that is horribly outdated,” he said.  “An updated list would help people find courts to play.” This increased communication would also lessen frustrations driven by the lack of available court space, McCuen said. McCuen said he organized the summit to improve the piecemeal knowledge of CSA rules, but it has since moved beyond that initial goal. Senior Dennis Grabowski, president of the squash club, said the sport is a perfect activity for people who want to stay in shape. This lack of available squash courts limits the number of participants on his Notre Dame teams, McCuen said.   “The summit started out to just be college coaches, so that we could get everyone on the same page and educated about the things we didn’t know about,” McCuen said. “Then it moved towards an event where we got everyone together… to build a way to create a central repository for information.” Attendees drew two primary conclusions, McCuen said. The group decided regional inter-team communication must be improved and the number of available courts must be increased. “I reached out to people and said, ‘If you don’t know everyone on this list, there are probably other people that you know that I don’t know,’” McCuen said. “Basically the question is that [squash programs] are all in our own areas, so how do we connect?”last_img read more

Corey Stoll & More Set for SITP’s Troilus & Cressida

first_imgCorey Stoll(Photo courtesy of the Public Theater) The complete cast is set for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park presentation of Troilus and Cressida. The lineup includes Corey Stoll as Ulysses, Sanjit de Silva as Aeneas and Max Casella as Ulysses. Performances will begin on July 19 at Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre, where it will run through August 14. The Daniel Sullivan-helmed production opens officially on August 3.In addition to Stoll (who is also tapped to appear in the Public’s Plenty), de Silva (a Public alum from Dry Powder) and screen favorite Casella, the cast will include Andrew Burnap as Troilus, Ismenia Mendes as Cressida, Zach Appelman as Diomedes, Tala Ashe as Helen and Andromache, Alex Breaux as Ajax, John Glover as Pandarus, David Harbour as Achilles, Bill Heck as Hector, Edward James Hyland as Nestor, Maurice Jones as Paris, Nneka Okafor as Cassandra, Tom Peckina as Patroclus, Miguel Perez as Priam and Calchas and John Douglas Thompson as Agamemnon.Rounding out the cast is a non-equity ensemble, consisting of Connor Bond, Andrew Chaffee, Michael Bradley Cohen, Lee Edward Colston II, Paul Deo Jr., Jin Ha, Hunter Hoffman, Nicholas Hoge, Forrest Malloy and Kario Pereira-Bailey.The production will feature sets and costumes by David Zinn, lighting design by Robert Wierzel, sound design by Mark Menard and original music by Dan Moses Schreier. Corey Stoll Star Filescenter_img Andrew Burnap View Commentslast_img read more

TransAlta begins commercial operation of Alberta’s first battery storage project

first_imgTransAlta begins commercial operation of Alberta’s first battery storage project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Saur Energy:TransAlta Renewables has announced that its 10 MW WindCharger battery storage project began commercial operation on October 15, 2020.WindCharger is Alberta’s first utility-scale, lithium-ion energy storage project and utilizes Tesla Megapack technology. It has a nameplate capacity of 10 MW and total storage capacity of 20 MWh. This technology can be fully charged in approximately two hours and will be powered by the company’s Summerview II wind farm, making it a truly renewable battery energy storage system. WindCharger did not require any new infrastructure investments as it is an entirely behind-the-fence project.The project, which was acquired from TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) in August of this year, has a total capital cost of approximately USD14.5 million, with approximately 50 percent being funded through the support of Emissions Reduction Alberta. As part of the acquisition, TransAlta will pay a fixed monthly capacity charge for the right to operate and dispatch the battery in the Alberta market.TransAlta Renewables is among the largest of any publicly traded renewable independent power producers (IPP) in Canada. Its asset platform and economic interests are diversified in terms of geography, generation and counterparties and consist of interests in 23 wind facilities, 13 hydroelectric facilities, seven natural gas generation facilities, one solar facility, one natural gas pipeline, and one battery storage project, representing an ownership interest of 2,537 megawatts of owned generating capacity, located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, the states of Wyoming, Massachusetts, Minnesota and the state of Western Australia.More: TransAlta announces commercial operation of Alberta’s first utility scale battery storage projectlast_img read more

Columbia Announces New Outdoor Dream Job

first_imgAre you looking for a new gig? Sure, you could go the traditional route—maybe find a nice office job with a short commute—or you could apply for a fully paid six-month adventure to test gear around the world.It sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly the position that Columbia Sportswear is now hiring for.Aptly named ‘The Director of Toughness’, this esteemed post will require selected candidates to travel the world on Columbia’s dime, testing gear in some of the world’s most iconic wild places.Among other skill sets, qualified candidates (two of whom will ultimately be hired) are expected to posses a proficiency in skiing or snowboarding, trail navigation of varying degrees, and Instagram-worthy photography skills.The new ‘Directors of Toughness’ will also need to be media savvy and comfortable in front of a camera, because they’ll become brand ambassadors of sorts for the iconic outdoor company, appearing on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live throughout the course of the six month gig.According to the job post, Columbia plans to pay the new employees $26k for the dream job and put them up in the outdoor hub of Portland, Oregon—when they’re not traveling the world testing the latest and greatest Columbia gear of course.Think you’re up to the challenge? Apply here now!last_img read more

Brazilian Operation Combines Defense Training with Medical Assistance to Citizens

first_imgMore than 90,000 people live in the municipality of Cáceres, which is surrounded by the Paraguay River. In Operation Celeiro, the part of the population furthest from the city center received medical and dental treatments from the Navy, which used the Tenente Maximiano Hospital Assistance Ship. During the 19 days of Operation Celeiro, authorities inspected 340 vessels, 25 of which were issued citations, mainly because the pilots did not have all the necessary documents. Three vessels were seized: one for not having lifebuoys and an unlicensed pilot, and the others because the vessels weren’t licensed to operate as transportation vehicles. Another operation along the same lines is being planned for the second half of the year in Mato Grosso do Sul, according to RADM Petronio. “The intent is for it to be even larger, involving more service members and covering a greater area.” After they departed from the municipality of Ladário, Mato Grosso do Sul, on March 29th, the ships and service members headed to Cuiabá, Cáceres, and Santo Antônio do Leverger, in Mato Grosso state. During the trip, they performed patrol activities and ship inspections, with the goal of preventing crimes and saving the lives of those who work or travel on the rivers, or use them for recreation. For the security portion of the event, service members were divided into two groups on the shores of the Paraguay River between Brazil and Bolivia. While the “Red Team” represented an enemy occupying a portion of the river’s shore, the “Blue Team” portrayed Brazilian forces that were required to devise and execute a plan to retake control of that territory. But there was also a civic assistance element that provided free medical services to the local populations. The confrontations were performed with real weapons but using blanks. “Training is accompanied by a monitoring group, which acts as a sort of judge, analyzing each side’s impacts and engagements,” RADM Petronio said. “Based on this evaluation, we can learn lessons from the positive and negative points on the actions conducted by our Troops. This is done during and primarily after the operation.” By Dialogo May 10, 2016 During the exercise, the group playing the enemy role was formed by Marines, using two ships and one aircraft. Those representing the national forces consisted of Marine and Army personnel, using seven ships and one aircraft. center_img “We are always holding this sort of training, but this was the first time that we have combined Troop training with navigation security actions and medical assistance all in one operation held at the same time,” said Rear Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, Commander of Brazil’s Sixth Naval District. “It was excellent in terms of its productivity. We were able to do more with fewer resources.” Operation Celeiro was divided into four sub-operations: “Celeiro Sul” trained Troops on how to retake territory; “Celeiro Norte” focused on patrols and inspections of ships on rivers in the Pantanal; “ASSHOP Cáceres” provided medical treatments to riverine populations; and “Navegação Segura” (Safe Navigation), which is ongoing, carries out readings to update nautical maps for a 100-kilometer stretch of the Paraguay River. Personnel also scheduled to fix or replace any damaged signs along the stretch of waterway by May 9th. Sub-operations Nearly 600 Brazilian Navy and Army personnel with the Navy’s Sixth Naval District Command executed a multi-faceted training exercise called Operation Celeiro from March 29th to April 16th. Headed by the Sixth Naval District Command, the combined initiative took place throughout Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul states, located on the country’s western border with Bolivia. Medical treatments “We provided 625 medical and dental treatments,” RADM Petronio said, adding that primary illnesses impacting the population were hypertension, skin infections, and viruses, as well as dental cavities. Authorities also distributed 11,000 doses of medication.last_img read more

How artificial intelligence is changing financial services

first_img 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Bots, powered by artificial intelligence, are poised to disrupt the financial industry. Are you ready for changes that may quickly take hold in your front and back office?In this video, learn how the bot economy is growing faster than the apps economy did – more than doubling every month. Embracing rather than fearing the change will open opportunities for financial institutions to enhance relationships with consumers. continue reading »last_img read more

Roosevelt Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in his hometown of Roosevelt on Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting the shooting. Upon arrival, they found Royston Hall on Wagner Avenue at 3:45 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Industry Minister calls for tax waiver for new cars to boost sales

first_imgIndustry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita has urged Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati to temporarily exempt vehicle tax (PKB) for new cars until December in a bid to boost car sales amid COVID-19 pressures.According to Government Regulation No. 73/2019, new passenger car purchases are subject to a luxury tax (PPnBM) of between 15 and 70 percent, depending on the vehicle’s maximum passenger capacity and engine cylinder.“If consumer purchasing power can be boosted by the tax relaxation, then we will apply it. Hopefully, it can help the automotive manufacturing industry’s growth,” Agus said in a press release on Monday. Agus said there was potential for positive developments in the automotive industry’s performance in the second half of the year.“That’s why we hope the tax waive can soon be applied to boost the nation’s automotive industry and economic recovery,” he said.Carmarker PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s external relation director, Bob Azam, welcomed the minister’s initiative, saying the tax deduction would help increase car sales.“We hope there can be a tax deduction to stimulate spending without hurting the central government’s revenue. Maybe we could make the deduction from the local administration’s tax revenue,” he said in a statement.Read also: Light at end of tunnel for auto industry as June car sales rebound: ExpertsTopics : The pandemic has affected car sales this year as consumer purchasing power dwindles and large scale social restrictions (PSBB) force showrooms to close temporarily.While there were signs of a sales rebound in July with around 25,200 cars sold, which is more than double the June sales of 12,600, the figure is still far lower than the 89,200 cars sold in July 2019, according to Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data. From the total July 2020 sales, passenger cars make up more than half at 15,200 units.Between January and July this year, the country’s car sales were down by 50 percent year-on-year (yoy) to around 286,200 from 571,300 on the same period last year, Gaikindo data shows.Gaikindo projected earlier that this year’s car wholesales would only reach 600,000 units, a 42 percent plunge from last year.last_img read more

Facebook’s 50 gender options come to UK users

first_imgThe Telegraph 27 June 2014UK Facebook users can now choose from one of 71 gender options, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, following the feature’s successful integration in the US.Users can choose a different gender option from the previous male and female choices by selecting ‘custom’ in the gender tab of their profiles. In addition, people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they’d like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their).Facebook worked with UK groups Press for Change and Gendered Intelligence to add 21 new options to ensure the list best reflected the ways UK users may choose to describe themselves.“Gender identities are complex and for many people, describing themselves as just a man or just a woman has always been inadequate,” said Professor Stephen Whittle, vice-president at Press for Change. The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the right to develop our gender identity, as key to our personal autonomy. read more