As The Crow Flies Announces Two-Night NYE Run

first_imgChris Robinson‘s As The Crow Flies project has announced a two-night New Year’s Eve run at Port Chester, NY’s rock palace, The Capitol Theatre, set to take place on December 30th and 31st. The shows mark the band’s return to where they started, after playing their first-ever show at The Cap in April of 2018. Playing songs from The Black Crowes‘ songbook, the band features Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and guitarist Marcus King of the upstart Marcus King Band (who will serve as openers for the run).While it’s been over four years since the Black Crowes broke up, Chris Robinson has spent the last couple of years touring with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, creating new music, and throwing shade at his brother and former bandmate Rich Robinson (to whom he hasn’t spoken in five years) for his own new project, The Magpie Salute, which Chris called “a Black Crowes tribute band” in a recent interview with Howard Stern.In an interview earlier this year, Robinson told Rolling Stone,We’ve discussed a few covers, but pretty much I want to just concentrate on the main Black Crowes albums, the songs that people will know. I’m not flogging away in the Black Crowes anymore, so there’s a celebratory element to it. If I haven’t sang ‘She Talks to Angels’ for five years, I’m going to have fun singing it every night for a few weeks. I have this thing called the CRB that is my wild imagination, my adventure and everything is there. Like I said, we have three weeks off. The other guys in the CRB are busy, so it just was a perfect time.Tickets for As The Crow Flies upcoming New Year’s Eve run go on sale this Wednesday, November 7th, at 10 a.m. (EST) here.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Reflections of an envoy

first_img John Kerry, still in the game Related In Harvard visit, he addresses nation’s problems, prospectscenter_img Five years ago, Caroline Kennedy met with President Barack Obama, offering her services to his administration. Expecting to receive a legal or educational post, instead she was offered the ambassadorship to Japan, where she wound up serving until 2017.Kennedy was the first woman given the ambassadorship, and while in the position she orchestrated Obama’s 2016 visit to Hiroshima, a key moment in U.S.-Japanese relations since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb there during World War II. The daughter of President John F. Kennedy focused on both those discussion points during her Tsai Lecture at Harvard on Tuesday, “Reflections on My Time as Ambassador.” In his introduction, her son, Harvard Law School student Jack Schlossberg, said, “She always tried to understand the Japanese perspective; she was relentless in her pursuit. She embodies an America that was humble and compassionate.”Kennedy told the packed audience that her passion for Japanese culture went back to her days as a Harvard undergraduate.“I had spent a good deal of time in the Kennedy Library, working on issues of historical memory. Those issues would be front and center in Japan as they celebrated 70 years since the end of World War II.” Yet she said the appointment as ambassador took her by surprise. “I know that I was not a likely choice. My strongest qualifications were that I was close to the president, and that I had a well-known name. But it turned out that those are the qualities that the Japanese most valued.”Kennedy said that unlike most ambassadors, “I had an outpouring of public curiosity and good will from the normally reserved Japanese people. That confirmed my hunch that my gender and my name would allow me to connect with them in ways that for other ambassadors would have taken longer. I realized that in that male-dominated society, half the population had never felt there was an ambassador for them.”,As an ambassador, she said, “I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” Citing previous, high-profile, male ambassadors, she said, “People would ask me, ‘How do you feel?’ And I would say, ‘Like a woman: Why do you ask?’”While women are still working toward equality in Japanese society, Kennedy noted ways in which there has been significant progress. “There is universal health coverage; reproductive rights are guaranteed. And Japanese women are allowed up to three years’ maternity leave per child. That may seem long, but it’s hard to make a comparison since we don’t have any here.”Obama’s trip to Hiroshima struck a chord with her own family history. “On a dark Pacific night in August 1943, my father’s PT boat was broken in half by a Japanese destroyer,” she said. President Kennedy later developed a friendship with the commander of the destroyer, once inscribing a photograph to him with “To Captain Hanami, late enemy and present friend.” As his daughter said on Tuesday, “Their friendship illustrates what happened when we reach out to others.”Kennedy said Obama’s Hiroshima talk met with advance resistance from both sides of the political aisle. “In the U.S., he was criticized on the right for an ‘apology tour’ and on the left as hypocritical … And the Japanese were concerned that his speech would not do justice to the magnitude of the event. I had confidence in President Obama, but at first [the Japanese] weren’t reassured by my reassurances.”Yet Obama’s speech wound up justifying her faith, she said. “He asked the audience to focus on the meaning of Hiroshima, an event that changed forever the way we think of our humanity. He urged us to see one another not as enemies but as members of a human family.” The importance of the moment was amplified when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tossed flowers into Pearl Harbor, where a Japanese attack drew the United States into World War II, she said. “Then, in a typical Japanese gesture, he exchanged business cards with a Navy survivor.”Kennedy noted there has been a change in the two countries’ relations since President Trump took office. Today, she said, “I see an ally that is holding a place for us to the time that we decide to re-engage constructively with the region — a day that I as an American hope comes soon.”The lecture was sponsored by the Tsai Lecture Fund at the Harvard University Asia Center. Co-sponsors included the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University , Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Gloria Estefan & Michael Douglas Team Up & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Estefan & Douglas Team UpOn Your Feet’s Gloria Estefan and Oscar winner Michael Douglas will play host for the previously reported Drama League’s Centennial Gala honoring Bernadette Peters. Directed by Joe Calarco, the lineup for the evening’s one-of-a-kind musical tribute—inspired by the Tony winner’s career—will feature a bevy of her male co-stars, including Joel Grey (George M!), Norm Lewis (A Bed and A Chair), Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun), Chip Zien (Into The Woods), John Dossett (Gypsy) and Ron Raines (Follies). Other names tapped for the November 2 event at The Plaza include Andrew Rannells, Debra Monk, Tammy Blanchard, Mara Davi and Jayne Houdyshell. Isn’t it bliss?!Angela Lansbury’s Latest AccoladeMeanwhile, another one of our favorite leading ladies will also be honored next month! Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury will receive the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre from the York Theatre Company on November 16. Directed by Kurt Stamm, the event is set to take place at Guastavino’s and special guests scheduled to appear include The Gin Game’s James Earl Jones, Something Rotten!’s Brad Oscar, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Len Cariou and Karen Ziemba. If anyone stops by please can they find out when Lansbury is returning to the boards in The Chalk Garden? We’re waiting!Broadway Does Country at 54 BelowReady to party, y’all?! Broadway Does Country, an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music performed by the best of the Great White Way, is heading to 54 Below. Stage faves Leslie Becker, Natalie Douglas, Savannah Frazier, Stephanie Gibson, Christopher Gurr, Tom Hewitt, Elizabeth Ward Land, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman, Bret Shuford, Jessica Rush, Brett Stoelker, Catherine Walker and more will join host Bret Shuford at the Times Square hotspot on October 11. Tickets available here.Nathan Lane Lives With Streisand (Sort Of)Nathan Lane has penned a children’s book, Naughty Mabel, and he recently stopped by Ellen to discuss the tome, which follows the exploits of an extremely pampered pup. Co-written with the Tony winner’s partner, Devlin Elliott, the project was inspired by the pair’s own canine, who thinks she’s a bit of a celebrity. “You can’t look her in the eye…it’s like living with Streisand,” Lane joked. Check out the hilarious interview (and Lane’s new hairdo!) below. Star Files Nathan Lanecenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

Sound Beach Man Charged With Upstate Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Andrew CaseyA Sound Beach man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and causing the crash that killed his 28-year-old passenger in upstate Clermont over the weekend, New York State police said.Andrew Casey, 22, was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. A Town of Livingston Justice Court ordered him held without bail.Troopers said Casey was driving a Chevrolet Blazer northbound on State Route 9 when the SUV left the roadway and struck several trees and a utility pole before it came to rest down an embankment on Saturday evening.His passenger, Andrew Clarke, of Red Hook, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators determined Casey was intoxicated, took him into custody and had his non-life threatening injuries treated at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. The investigation is continuing.last_img read more

Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert Reveal Baby No. 3’s Name

first_imgThe couple tied the knot in January 2016. They are also parents of daughter Emerson, 3, and son Brooks, 15 months. The twosome announced in May that they were expecting their third child.Roper gave fans a hint of what she planned to name their newest addition in August. “I am putting up the name bracket right now,” she said on her Instagram Story. “Tanner and I have had some last-minute disagreements so we were trying to make sure all the names that we both wanted — a couple that I like that he doesn’t like, a couple that he likes that I don’t like — are on.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Roper, 33, delivered her son at home on Saturday, November 14. “5:33 AM,” Tolbert, also 33, shared via his Instagram Story at the time. “Mama and Baby Boy doing great!”The Bachelor alum then confirmed the arrival by posting the first photo of their newborn. “He’s here and he’s perfect,” she captioned the Instagram shot of herself cradling the baby.Roper later shared a photo of herself and Tolbert staring lovingly at their son after what appeared to be a water birth. “Can’t wait to share all the magic with you and share our birth story!! Right now we are soaking in all these beautiful, new moments,” she wrote via Instagram on Saturday. “Thank you for all the love and support and for holding space for our little family in your hearts. I’m one grateful mama.”Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert Reveal Baby No. 3’s NameJade Roper and Tanner Tolbert. Courtesy of Jade Roper/Instagram- Advertisement – Call him Reed! Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert announced their third child’s name on Monday, November 16, after she gave birth to the baby boy.“Say hello to Reed Harrison Tolbert! 8lbs 4oz 20.5,” Roper captioned an Instagram photo that showed her baby boy sleeping on a personalized baby blanket from Highway 3 printed with his name. “We welcomed him earth side to our family on November 14, 2020 at 5:33am at home. Born with a head full of dark hair and blue eyes.”- Advertisement – She continued: “I’m going to show you a sweet 16, and we’re going to go down probably every couple days because it’s 12 weeks until I’m 40 weeks … and I want to make sure the bracket is completed before the baby gets here.”Roper noted that some of the monikers were “repeated” from when they selected Brooks’ name, but she “also included some new names we love for baby boy.” A few names on her list were familiar to Bachelor fans, such as Dean and Roper — the reality star’s maiden name.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestantslast_img read more

The 5th regional Family Accommodation Forum for the City of Zagreb has been announced

first_imgThe forum is of an educational nature and is intended for providers of household accommodation services from the area of ​​the City of Zagreb. The aim of the Forum is to help renters solve everyday problems they encounter in their work and introduce them to tools for improving the accommodation service that can help them follow the fast-growing trends in the domestic and foreign tourism market. HGK – Chamber of Zagreb and the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, are organizing the 5th Regional Forum of Family Accommodation for the City of Zagreb, which will be held on March 2, 2020 at 10.00, in HGK – Chamber of Zagreb, Draškovićeva 45. Cover photo: Erin East, Pixabay / HrTurizam.hrcenter_img Participation in the Forum is free, and to secure your place you can confirm your arrival online application on the page.last_img read more

Fitness centres slim down

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Pennsylvania Joins 6 States in Commitment to Plan for CO2 Transport Infrastructure

first_img October 01, 2020 Environment,  Press Release The Wolf Administration today announced that it is joining with six other states – Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming – in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) expressing a commitment to establish and implement a regional CO2 transport infrastructure plan by collaborating and leveraging resources across the participating states.“My administration is committed to ensuring that we comprehensively address climate change, and that includes taking steps that will protect our environment while investing in our clean energy industries, which provide many Pennsylvanians with quality family-sustaining jobs,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This infrastructure plan will continue to invest in those jobs and even create new jobs in emerging energy industries while reducing harmful CO2 emissions.”According to the MOU, the signatory states recognize that development of regional and national CO2 transport networks, together with proposed tax credits and other financial incentives for carbon capture from industrial facilities and power plants and from ambient air through direct air capture, can support long-term production and use of America’s abundant and affordable natural resources, and create and preserve high-paying jobs in energy-producing, agricultural, and industrial states of the country, all while significantly reducing net carbon emissions.“Pennsylvania is an energy leader, thanks to our abundant natural resources and strong manufacturing presence, said Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin. “Carbon capture technologies provide a critical component to addressing our climate challenge by providing the means to capture, utilize and store carbon associated with power generation, industrial manufacturing, and other carbon intensive operations. We must seize the environmental and economic opportunities to work with surrounding states to support carbon transport infrastructure and with emerging industries focusing on carbon utilization.”“Climate change is the biggest environmental threat we face as a state and nation. Working cooperatively with other states to mitigate and remove carbon emissions gives us another tool in addressing this existential challenge,” said Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell.“The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been engaged on the topic of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) for nearly 20 years, and during this time, the department’s Bureau of Geological Survey has assessed numerous subsurface geologic resources that have potential to serve as carbon storage reservoirs,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “Based on international research, we know that geologic carbon storage is a part of the mix of energy transition technologies necessary for achieving the 2-degree climate mitigation goal. The development of responsibly placed regional transport infrastructure will be key to ensuring Pennsylvania’s success in matching CO2 source to sinks and reducing our carbon footprint with this climate mitigation goal in mind.”Approximately 5,200 miles of CO2 pipelines are safely operating today in 11 states.The signatory states will establish a coordination group that will undertake the development of an action plan, which will include state and regional policy recommendations related to CO2 transport infrastructure deployment. The release of the action plan is set for October 2021.As a starting point, the group will review the findings of a recently released white paper detailing carbon capture and storage opportunities and related infrastructure throughout the Midwest and Western regions. The economies of scale demonstrated by the study’s results show clear climate and economic benefits of long-term coordination and planning of CO2 transport infrastructure for midcentury decarbonization.The coordination group will also identify barriers to the development of CO2 transport infrastructure and develop strategies and recommendations to remove these barriers and work together to raise awareness of carbon capture and related opportunities associated with development of regional CO2 transport infrastructure among stakeholders, policymakers and the public.The state coordination group will be facilitated by the Great Plains Institute and informed by additional and ongoing work by the State Carbon Capture Work Group and the Regional Carbon Capture Deployment Initiative. For more information, please visit Pennsylvania Joins 6 States in Commitment to Plan for CO2 Transport Infrastructurecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Upcoming Edition of Offshore WIND Magazine: The Digital Frontier

first_imgThe second edition of Offshore WIND Magazine will be out at the beginning of June. As this edition is bound for Seawork 2019 in Southampton and Global Offshore Wind in London, it will have a significant UK focus with an in-depth look at offshore wind developments in the country and the potential threat of Brexit.Readers can also expect a look at digitalization within offshore wind with ZF Windpower and an interview with a start-up in vessel design.Make sure your company does not miss out on this marketing opportunity. A strong advertisement in Offshore WIND Magazine can help you reach the many visitors of these events.Feel free to copy the contact details from our sales managers Jeroen Tresfon,, and Wouter Lokker,, or this message to your marketing colleagues.last_img read more