On his last Under The Scales podcast, Phish lyricist Tom Marshall spoke with former High Times managing editor Jen Bernstein, discussing the beginning’s of “Divided Sky” and the history behind the Rhombus. In this latest edition, Marshall is joined by Jake Huffman, drummer of the band McLovins.Phish Lyricist Tom Marshall Visits The Rhombus With High Times Editor Jen Bernstein In New VideosThe two discuss the McLovins’ earliest days, where they released an on-point and rather impressive version of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself” as a 14-year old trio. They quickly became a hit in the Northeast jam scene upon the initial release of that video on the world wide web, and within a short amount of time were playing around the country.They also chat about collaborating on the track “Cohesive” which was written with Marshall in 2010, the writing process, the evolution of the McLovins, play a couple of tracks (“P.T.” and “Talk About It”), working with Bill Sherman who produced music for the Hamilton soundtrack and is the musical director for Sesame Street, writing a song that Ed Sheeran sang, and much more.The band also recently spoke with us about this particular cover, in a feature that you can read here.Take a listen to the Under The Scales podcast:McLovins cover Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself”:The McLovins are heading out on the road next week for a lengthy Winter tour, which will begin in Colorado and see the band make their way back East to Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and further South. Check out tour dates below. The next Under The Scales podcast on February 6th will take an in-depth look at Trey Anastasio’s guitars, signal chain, and amps.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Last week, Israel’s Labor party appeared headed for extinction, with polls indicating it wouldn’t win enough votes in upcoming elections to enter parliament. But following the election of progressive lawmaker Merav Michaeli as its new leader, the party is showing signs of life. Labor, home of the country’s founding leaders and for decades its ruling party, has begun to climb in opinion polls. And Michaeli, a firebrand feminist, is determined to once again make it a major force in Israeli politics. But with many traditional voters having left the party, she has her work cut out for her ahead of March elections.
By Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaDrew Chrisohon, a recent University of Georgia graduate, wasn’t worried about whether he’d find a job. The problem he faced was which job offer to accept.The economy is soft and the job market hurting. The U.S. Labor Department reported 5.7 percent — 8.3 million people — of the nation’s labor force unemployed last month.But Chrisohon, with a poultry science degree, recently fielded five serious job offers before accepting a management trainee position with ConAgra at their Canton, Ga., complex.”I didn’t even look very hard,” the Comer, Ga., native said. “I haven’t ever worried about finding a job in this field. Everyone eats chicken. If there’s a depression, people will continue to eat chicken because it’s such a deal.”Not uniqueChrisohon is a good student and “a great guy,” said UGA poultry science department head Mike Lacy. But he’s not unique.Though he has no hard figures, Lacy said there are probably three jobs for every poultry science graduate coming out of UGA, based largely on the number of companies calling his department.”We tell students that if they want to stay close to home, the Georgia poultry industry has a place for you,” he said.”We also say, ‘Become a poultry scientist and see the world,’ and it’s no joke,” he said. “We have had recent graduates take jobs in Thailand, Latin America, Canada and England. Poultry jobs are available all over the world, and there are an estimated 100,000 jobs in poultry in the state of Georgia alone.”Jobs aren’t limitedThe jobs aren’t limited just to those with science degrees, he said.”There are a variety of … business-related jobs,” Lacy said. “Some of our graduates go into pharmaceutical sales. Some take on environmental issues. Some work with farmers, helping them to make a better living. Others go into some aspect of poultry processing, product development or food safety.”Poultry science graduates can expect to enter the job market making a salary in the mid-$30,000 range, he said.While Chrisohon fielded job offers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several other companies, he finally settled on the job with ConAgra in early February.Coming full circle”It’s all still new to me,” Chrisohon said. “The great thing about working in a complex such as the one in Canton is that I’ll be able to go through and learn about the hatchery, feed mill, live production and the plant.”Chrisohon’s very first job when he was 15 was as a general laborer at a broiler farm with eight chicken houses. But he wasn’t eager to pursue a poultry career when he started college.”I didn’t appreciate it when I was a teenager,” he said with a laugh. “All my friends were working at pizza places and I was working my tail off.”Chrisohon went to Young Harris College and majored in business. But he just didn’t like it, so he transferred to UGA, took a number of agricultural business classes and ended up with a poultry science degree. So far, it’s proven to be a good move.
groSolar Signs $175 million Deal for Solar PanelsSales Contract with Evergreen Solar Helps Drive Company Growth North American solar energy leader groSolar announced today the signing of a $175 million, long-term sales contract for solar electric panels with leading manufacturer Evergreen Solar, Inc.The contract will assure fast-growing groSolar a steady supply of solar panels for the exploding commercial and residential solar market.The contract with Evergreen (Nasdaq: ESLR) continues a relationship that saw the two companies sign a previous contract for $88 million in 2006.Evergreen Solar is a manufacturer of solar power panels with its proprietary, low-cost String Ribbon(tm) wafer technology. The solar panels will be manufactured at the companys Devens, Massachusetts facility, which will begin panel production in July. The contract will continue through 2012.Jeff Wolfe, CEO of groSolar, said: groSolar is excited about extending our partnership with Evergreen. Our first long term contract provided a strong impetus for groSolars tremendous growth. At the same time, Evergreen Solar has grown into the company that we knew it would, creating the highest quality product. Their increased US-based manufacturing, lowest carbon footprint product, and leading innovation will assist groSolar in continuing to lead the solar industry. groSolars confidence in Evergreens abilities and the quality of our product is a testament to the work we have done with them over the past two years, said Dr. Terry Bailey, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. The two companies have grown and emerged as true leaders in the solar industry. We are proud to have groSolar as a partner and look forward to continuing to grow our business together.About groSolargroSolar is a leading North American solar power company focused on designing, distributing and installing high quality solar electric and solar hot water systems. groSolar provides residential installation in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states, and commercial installation in California as well as the eastern US, serving other areas through an extensive dealer network. With a system of warehouses across the continent, groSolar has the broadest distribution capabilities of any solar provider. groSolar integrates components from leading solar manufacturers including Evergreen Solar into efficient solar energy systems for its customers that generate clean, reliable energy for decades. groSolar was also recently recognized as the second fastest growing company in Vermont and one of the best places to work in Vermont. For information, contact Kevin Ellis 800.498.5390 or Kelli Pippin at 800.374.4494 x3085 or visit groSolar.com.About Evergreen Solar, Inc.Evergreen Solar, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets solar power products using proprietary, low-cost manufacturing technologies. The Companys patented wafer technology, known as String Ribbon, uses significantly less polysilicon than conventional processes. Evergreens products provide reliable and environmentally clean electric power for residential and commercial applications globally. For more information about the Company, please visit www.evergreensolar.com(link is external).Evergreen Solar(r) is a registered trademark and String Ribbon(tm) is a trademark of Evergreen Solar, Inc.
If you’re like me, you are constantly bombarded with e-petitions and other advocacy requests. Often, they seem far away or futile, and I rarely see their results.I’ve attended my share of boring forest planning meetings, too, and rarely leave with much optimism.But a new proposal could protect the forests in your backyard forever. It’s a game-changer, and your support could truly make a lasting impact.A coalition of over 30 outdoor recreation and environmental groups have united behind a plan to recommend two national recreation areas in Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest: the 115,000-acre Pisgah National Recreation Area and the 57,000-acre Grandfather National Recreation Area. These areas would permanently protect the recreation opportunities in these forests and prohibit commercial logging, fracking, mining, and other extractive uses (some logging for wildlife habitat and restoration may still be permitted in these areas). The proposal would also encourage the Forest Service to recommend over 109,000 additional acres for wilderness across the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest.Mountain bikers, equestrians, wilderness advocates, hikers, anglers, climbers, paddlers, and environmental groups have all endorsed the plan. Often these groups are at odds over forest management, but they all have worked together to craft this plan. Supporters include IMBA, Pisgah Area SORBA, Nantahala Area SORBA, The Wilderness Society, Carolina Climbers Coalition, Trout Unlimited, American Alpine Club, Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance, American Whitewater, Wild South, Friends of Big Ivy, Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards, MountainTrue, Access Fund, Outdoor Alliance, and the Nantahala Hiking Club. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine proudly supports the plan, too.It’s the most ambitious, far-reaching, and widely supported plan ever developed for the Pisgah-Nantahala, and it comes at just the right time. The Forest Service has recently included over 364,000 acres of the forest in its wilderness inventory and will consider 53 waterways for Wild and Scenic River status, which would forever protect water quality and habitat along our most beloved trout streams and whitewater creeks.This is our best chance—and probably our only chance—to permanently protect our forests.SHOW YOUR SUPPORT for the National Recreation Areas proposal. Email comments to the Forest Service by December 15 to NCPlanRevision@fs.fed.us. View maps and learn more about the national recreation area plans at ncmountaintreasures.org
Jan 24, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in 15 countries since December 2007 are a potent reminder that the virus is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as officials in Thailand announced they found the disease in poultry again after a 6-month lapse.The FAO statement said the heightened outbreak activity calls for close monitoring and strong control efforts. Recently affected countries include Bangladesh, Benin, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, Turkey, and Vietnam. Most outbreaks have occurred in poultry, including chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks. However, a few of the outbreaks—those in China, Poland, and the United Kingdom—involved wild birds.Worrisome spots include Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Egypt, where the virus has become deeply entrenched despite major efforts to control the spread of the virus, said Joseph Domenech, the FAO’s chief veterinary officer, in the FAO statement.”The virus has not become more contagious to humans but has managed to persist in parts of Asia, Africa, and probably Europe. It could still trigger an influenza pandemic,” he said.Despite all of the developments that raise concerns, Domenech said his group has seen some positive trends.”Globally, much progress has been achieved in keeping the H5N1 virus under control. We are better prepared to deal with the disease than we were 3 years ago,” he said in the FAO statement. “Surveillance, early, detection, and immediate response have improved, and many newly infected countries have managed to eliminate the virus from poultry.”H5N1 returns to ThailandThe outbreak in Thailand is not included in the FAO’s total, but Thai livestock officials today announced that the H5N1 virus was detected in Nakhon Sawan province in the northern part of the country, about 188 miles north of Bangkok, according to a Bloomberg News report. However, a report that Thai officials filed yesterday with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said the H5 virus has been confirmed and that final test results are pending.According to the OIE report, the virus struck 4,085 broiler chickens at a commercial farm that is housed above a fish pond. The outbreak began on Jan 18, and the birds were tested as part of the country’s routine surveillance program. The remaining 55,585 birds were destroyed, the report said. Thailand’s last H5N1 outbreak occurred in June 2007, according to the OIE report.Country-specific outbreak observationsDomenech discussed aspects of outbreaks in several countries. He said India is struggling to control its worst-ever H5N1 outbreak. Yesterday the Associated Press reported that the virus has now spread to nine of West Bengal state’s 19 districts and that the outbreak’s reach is within 18 miles of Calcutta, India’s third-largest urban area.Indonesia is one of the hardest hit countries in terms of avian outbreaks and human cases. The FAO said the virus has struck 31 of 33 provinces since 2004. Domenech said new H5N1 virus strains have emerged in Indonesia, which means current poultry vaccines may not fully protect against the disease. He said the Indonesian government and the FAO, along with FAO and OIE reference laboratories, are instituting a virus-monitoring program to further examine the problem.Avian influenza outbreaks seem to be worsening in Bangladesh, where surveillance and control programs have not prevented the virus from spreading to 21 of 64 districts, the FAO statement said. The FAO said it is strengthening its presence in Bangladesh to support government efforts to control the disease.Egypt had some early success with vaccination campaigns on commercial poultry farms, but its control efforts may have slacked off, because the disease has now reappeared in industrial poultry farms and has spread more widely throughout the country, the FAO reported.Outbreak reporting, disinfection, culling, movement control, and biosecurity all need to be improved in Egypt, Domenech said, adding that the FAO is working closely with the government to strengthen disease detection, control, and communication. He also said potential changes in the H5N1 virus strains warrant further investigation.West African countries Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo all reported H5N1 outbreaks in 2007, the FAO report said. Domenech said that though the Nigerian government launched intense efforts to control the disease in poultry, virus circulation in the country still threatens neighboring countries. He said the FAO will continue working with the Nigerian government to boost disease control measures.In Europe, where Germany, Poland, Russia, and the United Kingdom recently reported outbreaks, disease detection and immediate response were very effective, particularly in the European Union countries, Domenech said.”But we are seeing virus infections in poultry that are not transmitted by wild birds. This raises questions about other ways of virus transmission and potential reservoirs of infection, like in free-ranging ducks,” he added.See also:Jan 24 FAO statementOIE reports on Thai outbreak
A growing disparity between the turbine megawatt growth and units deployed will impact component suppliers as price pressure percolates down the supply chain, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.The report – Global wind turbine supply chain trends – estimates that global turbine supply chain potential sits at USD 540 billion over the next ten years.In the next decade, global wind annual installations will grow from 53GW in 2018 to over 75GW in 2027, a 40% increase, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables senior analyst, Shashi Barla.However, a total number of turbines deployed in 2027 is expected to be just over 16,000, 20% less compared to over 20,000 turbines deployed in 2018, due to the increase in individual capacity.This, coupled with the expected increase in the global market share among leading turbine manufacturers, will put additional pressure on component suppliers, according to the report.“We expect the global market share among the top five-turbine OEMs to rise to more than 73% by 2027, compared to just 54% in 2016. It is therefore imperative that component suppliers secure strategic relationships with these winning OEM to solidify their own future success,” Barla, said.The research also highlights the logistics challenges on the horizon for blades and towers as component sizes become longer and taller, respectively. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables expects the industry to circumvent these obstacles with new transportation methods and on-site/closer-to-site manufacturing. As such, the increase in project average MW size across global markets will favour this trend due to economies of scale.Turbine OEMs continue to leverage independent suppliers to out-source component manufacturing, while the component design continues to move inwards, according to the report.“After exploiting the low-cost footprint advantage in China, Western turbine OEMs are now searching for out-sourcing partnerships with Chinese component suppliers as a way to squeeze costs further,” Barla said.“Offshore growth in Asian markets will facilitate expansion opportunities for independent blade suppliers, as western markets are primarily served by turbine OEMs in-house capacity. As blade length increases on next generation turbines, carbon fiber utilization for structural blade support is expected to increase its share of the market, from 25% in 2018 to around 57% by 2027, due to support light-weighting and other advanced properties.”
Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresses9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Most Praised Historical MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day? Loading… Jesus completed a £27 million ($35m) move to the Etihad Stadium from Palmeiras in 2017, and has since racked up 131 appearances for the club across all competitions. The 22-year-old has contributed 61 goals to City’s cause during that time, winning six major trophies in total – including two Premier League titles. The Brazil international has had to be content with a backup role behind first-choice centre-forward Aguero, who shows no sign of slowing down despite approaching the latter stages of his career at 31. However, the Argentine suffered an injury in December which allowed Jesus to step up in his absence, and he has taken the opportunity with both hands, scoring 11 goals in his last 13 appearances. Jesus hasn’t enjoyed being consistently consigned to the bench at the Etihad, but claims to have no regrets over his initial decision to join City. “I feel this is the best place for me to develop, if not I wouldn’t have come,” he told the club’s official website. “Of course I trust in the club when I took the decision to come here. “I am here. Sometimes I am happy, sometimes I am not but that’s normal because I want to play. Gabriel Jesus insists that Manchester City is still the “best place” for him to develop his all-round game, despite the fact he remains Sergio Aguero’s understudy. “Sometimes I can understand why I don’t but I try to do my best every day. I will do my best every day because I want to stay here and I want to help my team-mates.” Jesus hit a double in City’s 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday, with the holders rewarded with a fifth-round tie away at Sheffield Wednesday. “I am happy!” he responded when asked to assess his latest performance. “We won the game, qualified for the next round and when I score, of course, I am even happier! “We played well.” Jesus could retain his place for a Carabao Cup semi-final clash against Manchester United on Wednesday. Guardiola’s men have one foot in the final after winning the first leg 3-1 at Old Trafford, but Jesus has warned against complacency in the return fixture. Read Also:EPL: Jesus extends Everton’s mastery in Man City win “The first game was very good for us,” Jesus said. “But this is a new game. We have to forget that. The game on Wednesday will be a tough game. I hope we can play well again and qualify.” After facing off against their local rivals, City will start preparing for a trip to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Harrison, In. — The Rockdale United Methodist Church in Harrison will hold an “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social” on Sunday, August 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes kids games, music and school supply drive. For more information please call 812-637-3425.
By Dave PanskeSEYMOUR, Wis. (May 3) – Mike Wedelstadt pulled away from the pack en route to Budweiser IMCA Modified career win number 110 Sunday at Seymour Speedway.Jerry Wilinski had taken charge and set the pace for the first six laps before Wedelstadt powered by on the outside. A pair of cautions on lap eight bunched the field but Wedelstadt stayed in control and pulled away from the second place battle to collect his first feature win of the season.Wilinski, Jamie Schmidt, Mark Joski and Chad Bartel ran together in a tight battle for the runner-up spot, which Joski was able to secure at the finish.Mike Schmidt ran the inside line to perfection and collected his first career Seymour Coors Light IMCA Stock Car win. Rod Snellenberger made a hard run over the final two laps for second.Lucas Lamberies also made the most of the inside groove and won the O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Northern SportMod headliner. Second was J.J. Anderson.