My Morning Jacket & Gary Clark Jr. Perform Thompson’s Point [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images My Morning Jacket is currently on tour with Gary Clark Jr., with their most recent stop in Portland, Maine. Soaring through MMJ originals, Jim James led the band through two Jim James originals “A New Life” and “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.).” Gary Clark Jr. opened the show with his blues rock anthems at Thompson’s Point, completing a great night all around.Photographer  Vince Brazen was on site to capture the magic, which you can enjoy in the gallery below.Setlist: My Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17Set: Golden, A New Life, Circuital, Compound Fracture, Lowdown, I’m Amazed, Mahgeetah, Slow Slow Tune, Lay Low, Spring (Among the Living), In Its Infancy (The Waterfall), Tropics (Erase Traces), Believe (Nobody Knows), Off The Record, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Dondante, Victory DanceE: Worldless Chorus, Evil Urges, Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2, One Big HolidayMy Morning Jacket | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 7/11/17 | Photos by Vince Brazenlast_img read more

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Documentary on Larry Kramer to Coincide with Release of HBO Adaptation of The Normal Heart

first_imgLarry Kramer is set to be the subject of an HBO documentary that will coincide with the debut of the HBO adaptation of his play The Normal Heart. Directed by Jean Carlomusto, the documentary will be an intimate look at the life and work of the acclaimed playwright, novelist and essayist, spotlighting his work as an iconic LGBT rights activist and co-founder of ACT UP, an advocacy group working to improve the lives of people with AIDS. The Normal Heart debuted at the Public Theater on April 21, 1985, starring the late Brad Davis as Ned. It was revived at the Public in April 2004, with Raul Esparza as Ned. The show’s Broadway premiere, starring Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey and Ellen Barkin, opened on April 27, 2011, and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. HBO’s The Normal Heart, directed by Glee’s Ryan Murphy and written by Kramer, will premiere in May. The cast includes Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons, Jonathan Groff, Joe Mantello, Denis O’Hare, B.D. Wong and Joel Grey.   Star Files View Comments Alec Baldwin Kramer’s other plays include Sissies’ Scrapbook, Just Say No, The Destiny of Me and A Minor Dark Age. His TV and film credits include the Academy Award-nominated film Women in Love. Kramer’s non-fiction works include Faggots, Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist and The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. Jim Parsonslast_img read more

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Italy tops 20GW of installed solar capacity

first_imgItaly tops 20GW of installed solar capacity FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Italy deployed around 436.5 MW of new PV systems last year, according to provisional numbers released by Italian renewable energy association ANIE Rinnovabili and based on data provided from grid operator Terna.Last year’s performance represented 7% growth on 2017, when new additions came in at 409 MW, and took Italy’s cumulative installed PV capacity to 20,084 MW. In 2016 and 2015, new capacity tallied 369 MW and 305 MW, respectively.For four years, the Italian PV market was mainly driven by solar rooftops although the number of projects with more than 1 MW of generation capacity has shown signs of life in 2017 and 2018, with 60 MW and 46.9 MW of new solar parks, respectively.The 389.6 MW balance deployed last year was represented by rooftops with a capacity of up to 1 MW, with residential systems not exceeding 20 kW having the largest share – approximately 218.8 MW – followed by arrays with a power range of 20-100 kW supplying a total capacity of 75.8 MW.According to Italian grid operator Terna, PV systems connected to its network generated 22,887 GWh last year – around 4.7% less than in 2017. PV met around 7.1% of Italian power demand last year. Most demand was covered by thermoelectric power plants that, despite a year-on-year 7.6% drop in electricity generation, accounted for 57.4% of consumption as the nation’s power demand rose 0.4%, from 320,548 GWh in 2017 to 321,910 GWh.More: Italy tops 20 GW of solarlast_img read more

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Colombia Captures ELN Chief Responsible for Kidnapping Canadian and Peruvian Citizens

first_img Through a statement released on their website on May 8, the ELN claimed that Santos’ government “is not making any efforts for the multinational Braewal Mining Corporation to return the four mining titles they took away from the communities in the area of Serranía de San Lucas.” “If the ELN eventually decides to take part (in the peace process) and for us to decide if they can be part of it, they must liberate the kidnapped hostages, especially the Canadian citizen,” Santos said on May 9. “An ELN criminal, aka Mario Solano, has been captured. He is second in command in the ‘Darío Ramírez’ front. He was responsible for the kidnapping of the Peruvian and Canadian citizens in south Bolívar (department),” Santos said. The president did not give any details about how and where the guerrilla was captured. The head of state made this statement to the press in the city of Medellín (400 km northeast of Bogotá), after a security meeting with local authorities. Although the Canadian national is still with the ELN, the guerrillas urged the government to “start an unconditional dialogue between the contending parties to mitigate the impact of war” on July 5, in a message signed by its top leader Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista. The two Peruvian and three Colombian citizens were released on January 18, one month after having been kidnapped in a rural area of Norosí municipality in Bolívar, during a raid perpetrated against multinational Braewal Mining Corporation’s camp. center_img “He directed the operation, but is now in custody,” he added. Colombian authorities captured a chief of the communist insurgency ELN, who was allegedly responsible for the kidnapping of a Canadian natural, two Peruvian and three Colombian citizens in January, President Juan Manuel Santos reported on July 8. Of the five original hostages, 47-year-old Canadian engineer Jernoc Wobert is the only one to remain in captivity under the National Liberation Army (ELN), the country’s second largest guerrilla group, with 2,500 members. President Santos, whose government is holding peace negotiations with the communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Cuba, has demanded the ELN release Wobert to allow a possible peace talk. By Dialogo July 10, 2013last_img read more

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Flight or fantasy?

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Thinking of going green? These are the energy-efficient homes of 2017

first_imgThe Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The house is made from recycled timber, leftover cedar barn doors and feature bluestone panels and has passive solar heating.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoEco-Essence Homes, also from Queensland, won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home for its 8.5 star energy-efficient rated beach house, designed to incorporate passive heating and cooling principles by taking in breezes and natural sunlight. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Featuring a timeless facade and a 1960s feel, even the house’s low pitched roof imitates the white sails of a yacht.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is full of beautiful timber details, white quartz polished concrete floors and glass walls. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The award is the highest accolade at the HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards, recognising the best in environmentally-responsible housing. This is what $4.6m will get you The 10 worst postcodes for mortgage stress Parents competing with banks DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Queensland’s DJG Projects won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home for an impressive off-grid house controlled by smart automation in The Ecovillage at Currumbin sustainable community on the Gold Coast.A photovoltaic system runs the building management system, which offers real time data on energy and water usage. center_img The Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the award winners had reached the pinnacle of sustainable building practices and were leading the industry in providing comfortable homes for their clients. “Now more than ever consumers are looking for smarter ways to build and are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes for their comfort and long-term cost savings,” he said. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.And all products were purchased from local manufacturers — minimising transportation and, in turn, carbon emissions. The 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was awarded to Victorian building company, The Sociable Weaver. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award for this home. Pic supplied by HIA.CARBON positive, zero waste, passive solar heating, off-grid — welcome to the sustainable homes of 2017.A modern take on the classic beach shack and a recycled timber retreat have taken out two of the nation’s top sustainable housing awards.The eco-friendly designs by two Gold Coast based companies featured in the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards, showcasing the very best of the builders making a difference to the environment.last_img read more

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IJAW YOUTHS WARN There‘ll be Consequences Not Probing Izu’s Death

first_imgBy Emmanuel Addeh in YenagoaThe Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYC), warned yesterday that government’s failure to investigate and punish those responsible for the killing of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan footballer, Joseph Izu, would have far-reaching negative consequences in the long run. Factional leader of the IYC,  Mr Elvis Donkemezuo, said in a statement in Yenagoa that unless the killers of the 3SC’s central defender were promptly arrested and prosecuted, it would send a wrong signal to other youths in the region that their lives do not matterThe group noted that having represented Nigeria internationally in beach soccer competitions, Izu’s death should not be swept under the carpet. “For the records, until his painful death last Sunday, Joseph Izu was a central defender for Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC) of Ibadan and a prominent and very outstanding beach soccer player who made Nigeria and Africa proud in different international competitions. He is not known to be a lawbreaker of any sort,” the group stressed.While condemning ‘the growing trend of senseless killing of Ijaw Youths’ by security operatives, the group argued that the primary assignment and responsibility of the military is to protect the territorial integrity of Nigeria and not to maim the innocent. It noted that from investigation, there was no case of militancy or vandalism of government infrastructure in Okarki, where the 24-year-old footballer was shot along with some of his friends. “We demand Justice for the family of Joseph Izu. We want to also put it on record that as of today (we cannot speak for tomorrow), there is no militant camp inside Okarki Community or in Okarki bush.“There was also no case of kidnapping, disturbance of the peace or unlawful gathering of any kind at Okarki before or on the day and time Joseph was murdered by the soldiers. “ So we wonder what may have warranted the killing of an innocent, armless and defenceless youth who had done nothing but used his God-given talent to serve his fatherland, save for a lust for blood and  lack of respect for human life on the part of the soldiers”, the group further said. The Ijaw youths maintained that coming just a few weeks after 17-year-old Innocent Kokorifa was allegedly killed by the police in Bayelsa, the situation was getting unbearable. “Kokorifa was equally murdered by the Bayelsa Police, through a gang-styled execution in Yenagoa two months ago. Innocent’s autopsy was conducted on Monday and he will be buried within the week”, it noted. “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari,  the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, the Inspector General of Police, among others to ensure that those behind this killing and that of other innocent Niger Delta youths do not go unpunished. “The Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) ,Operation Delta Safe, should live up to its name by ensuring that those who have taken the lives of the Niger Delta youths like Joseph, it was meant to save, do not get away with impunity. “The failure on the part of the appropriate authorities to act and do so swiftly will lead to consequences that would have far-reaching effect on the interest of the government”, the IYC warned.Meanwhile, Rivers State Sport Commissioner, Boma Iyaye, said yesterday that the death of Joseph Izu “represents another dark chapter in the history of Nigerian football.”Iyaye urged the 3SC family to show strength following the sad turn of events while urging security operatives to fish out the killers of Izu. “The death of this vibrant young man, cut short at the prime of his career, represents yet another dark chapter in the history of Nigerian football.“I have since sent my personal condolences to 3SC and on behalf of the sport fraternity in Rivers State, I also urge the Izu family to be strong in this period of great sadness.“I am also using this medium to call on security operatives to embark on exhaustive investigations with a view of bringing the killers of the late Izu to book,” he said.The late player joined 3SC in the 2013/14 season from Bayelsa United and had just completed his third season at the Oluyole Warriors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Nottingham Forest fans to hold minute’s applause in memory of Junior Agogo

first_imgI really am so sad to receive this very sad news, good memories of watching Junior play ❤️— John Thurlby (@thurlby_john) August 22, 2019 Loved watching Agogo growing up.Made a Massive contribution to us getting promoted back into the championship. RIP— Bradley J Paley (@PaleyBradley) August 22, 2019 Brokenhearted 💔💔💔💔💔💔— Midlands red (@wykesdarren) August 22, 2019 Thoughts and prayers with family and friends 🙏🏻 will be remembered for getting us promoted back to the championship 🔴⚪️— Alison Lineker (@AlieNFFClineker) August 22, 2019 So sad. Loved him at Forest. Even now, whenever a group of us are going anywhere, we say ‘Right, let’s Junior Agogo!’RIP fella.— Mr P (@Paramore1979) August 22, 2019 What’s that coming over the hill….is it Agogo is it Agogo!! Good memories singing his name and watching him play for #NFFC— Gary Sills (@gsills1) August 22, 2019 My first ever Forest game he scored a couple, one was such a cheeky lob against Huddersfield 5-1. @ClinganS sorted the tickets out for me and got done in within 15 mins of the match – still came back for a pic with his cast on from hospital after the match. RIP Junior!— Conor Quinn (@ConorQuinn_2) August 22, 2019center_img This will be held in the 23rd minute of their Championship match against Fulham on Saturday, marking the shirt number Agogo wore while at the club. A number of the club’s fans have also been reminiscing Agogo’s time at the club. Fans of English Championship club, Nottingham Forest will hold a minute’s applause in memory of Junior Agogo.Agogo spent two years of his career at Forest from 2006 to 2008, playing 64 games for the club.Having scored 41 times in 126 appearances for Bristol Rovers, expectations for Agogo were high when he arrived at Forest.He did not disappoint, becoming a cult hero at the club as he scored 21 times.Following his untimely death on Thursday, fans of the club have planned to honour the former Black Stars striker with a minute’s applause. RIP… the last 6 months in that promotion campaign he was unplayable and always will personally fondly remember him for his efforts during this period. 🔴⚪️🔴— Leigh Loseby (@lloseby) August 22, 2019 RIP Junior. Lovely bloke, instrumental in our rise out of league one under Calderwood.— Chris Moody (@thebezzler) August 22, 2019READ ALSOTributes pour in for Junior Agogo following news of his deathJunior Agogo: Five things to know about the former Black Stars strikerlast_img read more

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Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi after giving birth

first_imgSerena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth.The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.Williams, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slams, said she was “delighted to be returning to the court”.She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September.Former world number one Williams has not played since winning the Australian Open in January.Coach Patrick Mouratoglou said in November that no decision had been made over whether Williams would play in the season’s first Grand Slam. Australian Open director Craig Tilley has said Williams is “very likely” to defend her title at the 2018 tournament, which starts on 15 January.Ranked 22nd in the world, she would not need a wildcard.Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka have pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which runs from 28-30 December.Latvian Ostapenko, whose match against Williams will be the first between women to be played at a tournament first staged in 2009, said: “It is a huge honour to be part of that history.”last_img read more

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Kenneth Lee Nulik, Caldwell farmer, June 15, 1926 – Aug. 23, 2013

first_imgKenneth is survived by his wife of 67 years, Esther Joann, their daughters and families, Vicki Morrison, Sheryl and Greg Nickol, Shelley and Gary Coffey,  brother-in-law Jerome Niebaum and wife Judy, 8 grandchildren, Chad, Michelle, Joe, Jennifer, Chris, Heather, Kristian and Hilary, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell. Kenneth NulikKenneth Lee Nulik son of Joseph and Jennie Misak Nulik was born at home in rural Freeport, KS on December 31, 1926.  He departed this life on August 23, 2013 at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 23 days.Kenneth was raised on a farm 8 miles west of Caldwell , KS attending grade school at King School and graduating high school at Caldwell in 1944.  He enlisted into the  United States Navy that same year and was honorably discharged July 16, 1946.On June 15, 1946 he was united in marriage with Esther Joann Niebaum in Wichita, KS.  To this union three daughters were born, Vicki Lee, Sheryl Lynn, and Shelley Ann.After his discharge from the Navy, Kenneth farmed west of Caldwell, he then became a driller for the oil wells.  After his oil well days, he became employed by the John Deere dealership in Caldwell where he worked as a mechanic and then a salesman. Upon retiring, he resumed farming.Kenneth was an avid horseman belonging to the Caldwell Saddle Club for many years.  He loved to hunt, fish and golf and later traveled with friends in their campers for which many memories were made.He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother,  Jackie and his sister JoAnn. Memorials may be given in Kenneth’s name to the Caldwell High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund or to the Czechoslovakian Cemetery. Interment will be in the Czechoslovakian Cemetery, Caldwell.last_img read more

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