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Earphorik Announces Summer Tour, Umphrey’s McGee After-Parties, And New Partnerships

first_imgEarphorik is ready to hit the road again, after just wrapping up their spring tour with the Werks, TAUK, and more. In addition to new summer dates, the band has announced a new partnership with We’re hEAR for You in conjunction with Hearo’s Ear Plugs, and NYS Music to provide free ear plugs at all upcoming shows. The band has also announced an official sponsorship from Grassroots California, and will be debuting their GRC x Earphorik collaboration all summer long.The first phase of Earphorik’s 2017 summer tour is now here, and includes an exciting appearance at Summer Camp Music Festival, as well as festival debuts at Disc Jam, Mad Tea Party Jam, Sonic Bloom, Electric Forest, and Highberry Music Festival.In addition to their festival and club performances, Earphorik will perform two official Umphrey’s McGee after-parties in Denver, Colorado and in Indianapolis, Indiana.Check out their full schedule below, and find out more on the band’s official website.[photo by Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more

Dining Services honored by Cambridge nonprofit

first_imgDavid Davidson, managing director of Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS), and Crista Martin, director of strategic initiatives and communications at HUDS, were honored with the first ever Visionary Award from Cambridge non-profit Food for Free at its annual Party Under the Harvest Moon.Davidson, Martin and the team from HUDS were instrumental in the launch of the Harvard Food Donation Program and the Harvard Family Meals Program. Both programs are partnerships with Food for Free that address chronic hunger in the Greater Boston area.Through these two programs, any untouched, surplus food is given to Food for Free, which distributes it to local families. In a typical week during the academic year, Harvard may donate up to 1,200 pounds of food that was never served. Each week, around 1,000 nutritious meals are donated to families in need. The surplus is the result of serving approximately 20,000 meals per day, while simultaneously trying to accurately predict how many students will utilize their meal plan at any given meal.Additionally, as part of the Harvard Family Meals program, volunteers work to repurpose leftover food into balanced meals of complementing proteins, starches and vegetables. Completed meals are individually wrapped, and then picked up by Food for Free and shared with families in the surrounding area.“Harvard continues to be an innovative and amazing partner,” said Food for Free’s Executive Director Sasha Purpura. “David and Crista have been invaluable in ensuring that these programs that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who need help continue to evolve and expand. We are grateful for Harvard’s continued partnership and look forward to ensuring that any excess fresh, healthy and unused food gets into the hand of those families and individuals who need it most.”“We are incredibly proud of David, Crista, and the entire Dining Services team for their hard work and are thrilled with the ongoing success of the program,” said Harvard’s Vice President for Campus Services, Meredith Weenick. “These programs are examples of what can happen when local organizations work together to address and help meet a critical need.”last_img read more

Campus pleased with Kelly’s Irish

first_img Although the Irish did not deliver the blowout debut many fans were hoping for, Notre Dame’s first game under the coaching of Brian Kelly left many students pleased with the improvement and optimistic about the upcoming season.  They were cheering for a reenergized team, a possible return to glory and, more than all else, hope for the Brian Kelly era at Notre Dame.   Regardless of students trying to not get their hopes up about the rest of the season, many say it is apparent Kelly and the revitalized team have awoken something within the student body. Statistically, the Fighting Irish did well. Junior quarterback Dayne Crist threw for 205 yards and one touchdown, while senior running back Armando Allen ran for 93 yards and a touchdown under Kelly’s newly installed spread offense. The new offensive style had many students worried that the team would not be able to adapt to a no-huddle approach, but after Saturday’s game, many of those doubts have been eliminated.  “I was very impressed with Brian Kelly’s coaching,” junior Mike Cole said. “He definitely focused on the fundamentals that were lacking beforehand and it was obvious the team had improved.” Sophomore Natalie Baumann said she was “concerned” about the spread offense going into the season, but now she thinks it is working out well for the team if they continue to play to their potential. “Brian Kelly has brought a new spirit to this team and to this campus,” sophomore Christina Mezes said. “The energy from the team has fed into the student body and everyone is excited.” On the whole, Irish fans were pleased with the results of Saturday’s game and expressed hope that the victory is a signal of something momentous about the rest of the season.   “The no-huddle really keeps all the players on their toes and keeps the momentum going,” she said. “I think it also allowed a lot of the new players to step up and be instrumental to the plays on the field.” Baumann said she is going to continue to be optimistic, but also realistic about what we can and cannot do.  “We have a big game with Michigan this week and I think that’s going to be more of a test,” she said. “It was a good start to a hopefully good season,” Heinrich said. “Obviously the players are happy and want to work harder and play harder, but I think everyone needs to take it one game at a time.” The Irish defense, an area that has famously plagued the team for years, appeared solid. The Irish had four sacks and two interceptions against Purdue’s quarterback Robert Marve. Students said they were  thrilled with the strength presented by the defensive linemen.  “Kelly knows we’re going to have a good offense because of the spread and the talent we have on that line,” junior Jack Heinrich said. “It’s clear he’s been working with the defense because we’ve always had good defensive players, but he’s working with them and improving the talent we have on that line.” As the final seconds counted down Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium signaling a 23-12 victory for the Irish over the Purdue Boilermakers, students were cheering for more than the first win of the season.  “The spread offense was very effective in opening up the field for the run, and it really allowed Armando Allen to be effective,” junior Maurice Baynard said. last_img read more

Jeff Kready on His New Gig as a Murderer in Gentleman’s Guide

first_img Related Shows Star Files Age: 32Hometown: Topeka, KSCurrent Role: Deviously ambitious fortune hunter Monty Navarro, who sets out to knock off eight members of the aristocratic D’Ysquith family in the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.Stage Cred: Kready made his Broadway debut as the youngest Jean Valjean ever while understudying the role in the 2006 revival of Les Miserables (and met his future wife, The Book of Mormon star Nikki Renee Daniels). After a stint in Billy Elliot in NYC and on tour, he joined the original cast of Gentleman’s Guide.“I grew up singing barbershop in a chorus directed by my dad. When I was still in the womb, I’m told that I kicked really hard when a bad quartet got up to perform at a concert. From that moment, my mom was convinced I had perfect pitch.”“We called Bryce Pinkham ‘iron man’ because he never called in sick. I went on [as Monty] for the first time after the Tonys, and the producer said, ‘Why are you so calm?’ I said, “I’ve had nine months to get ready. If I was freaking out now, you shouldn’t have hired me!”“I’ve never had more fun in a role than playing Monty, and the show itself is a crazy marathon. Monty is off stage for a total of only three minutes and 20 seconds—someone did the math—and he changes so much from beginning to end.”“My wife [Nikki Renee Daniels] and I met in Les Miz, but we were just friends until she left the show. She cornered me at a cast party and said, ‘What’s going on between us?’ I would never have had the courage [to make a move] because she was way out of my league, and still is.”“Raising a family in New York City is so different from how I grew up in Kansas, with a house and a yard. But we’re able to spend all day with our daughter, Lena, who is a year and a half. We sing and read books and go to the park, and Nikki and I leave for work together. We feel completely blessed.”“The best part of fatherhood is the perspective it’s given me. It’s not that I don’t care about my career anymore, but I just want to do well for Lena, not for me. I hope she becomes a podiatrist or something more sensible than an actor!” View Comments Nikki Renée Daniels Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murderlast_img read more

Tix Now on Sale to See Paula Vogel’s Indecent

first_img Tickets are now available to see the New York premiere of Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel’s Indecent. Directed by Rebecca Taichman and choreographed by David Dorfman, the production will begin performances on April 27 and officially open on May 17 at the Vineyard Theatre.Indecent, created by Vogel and Taichman, features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva and follows the events surrounding the premiere of the controversial 1923 play God of Vengeance, considered an important work of Jewish culture by some and libel by others.The cast will feature Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson. View Comments Indecent Related Showscenter_img Adina Verson and Katrina Lenk in ‘Indecent'(Photo Carol Rosegg) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 6, 2017last_img read more

European utility major Enel plans 14GW of new renewable generation by 2022

first_imgEuropean utility major Enel plans 14GW of new renewable generation by 2022 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:European utility giant Enel has committed half of its total investment over the next few years to decarbonization, part of a new strategic plan revealed on Tuesday.Between 2020 and 2022, the Italian group will invest €11.5 billion ($12.6 billion) in additional renewable capacity, which it expects to equate to another 14.1 gigawatts of assets by the end that period, building on its existing 46-gigawatt renewables fleet, a large chunk of which is hydroelectric capacity.The planned investment into renewables is broken into three groups. The replacement of fossil fuel generation in Spain, Italy and Chile will account for 5.4 gigawatts. Another 5.1 gigawatts will be developed in Brazil and the U.S. to fulfill power-purchase agreements, many with commercial and industrial customers. And 3.6 gigawatts will be developed in new and emerging markets for the company.Enel’s coal capacity will be reduced 61 percent during the period.Enel declared a major strategic shift in 2015 when it set out to focus on renewable power generation. Since then it has added 3 gigawatts a year to its portfolio on average. Tellingly, it has seen its value soar during the same period. The company’s share price is up 90 percent since 2015, and its shareholder dividend has doubled.More: Enel to build 14GW of renewables by 2022 as decarbonization race heats uplast_img read more

In July, 66% of overnight stays in Kvarner were realized compared to the same period in 2019

first_imgIn June, all camps in Kvarner were opened, while 70% of the hotel’s capacity was open. “With the easing of measures and the opening of borders, Kvarner has been recording a gradual increase in the number of guests from week to week since May. It was in these times of crisis that the tourism strategy for the development of Kvarner, which we defined and set and which is based on a high category of accommodation and investment in the quality of the offer, proved to be correct and successful. The Kvarner region has never aspired to become a destination for mass tourism and thus we have created the conditions for guests in Kvarner to feel safe in such circumstances and they returned to us as soon as the situation allowed, ” pointed out the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Irena Peršić Živadinov. In June, the island of Krk realized about 500.000 overnight stays, the island of Lošinj slightly more than 150.000, the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera almost 150.000 and the island of Rab more than 130.000 overnight stays. We must be aware that some guests will certainly take advantage of such an opportunity and spend their vacation in their home country, emphasizes Peršić Živadinov and adds: “At the same time, it should be taken into account that a large number of the working population was forced to use their annual leave during the pandemic during March and April. Although the tourist traffic within Europe is gradually getting stronger day by day, getting used to the new circumstances, the way of traveling and spending the holidays, in addition to all the above, will have a strong impact on this tourist year.” Some of the European countries, in order to encourage their tourism and domestic tourist consumption, have designed tourist vouchers or vouchers, such as Slovenia which yielded excellent results. By easing measures and lifting restrictions on crossing state borders, the Kvarner Tourist Board launched a promotional campaign in the nearest markets: Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Italy (at the time of Italian guests’ readiness to come to Kvarner). .  About 50% of Italians plan to travel, according to ENIT – Italian Tourist Board. This summer’s trend among Italian guests will be excursions and short trips. As for Austrians, about 60% of them plan to spend their summer vacation in Austria, while 28% of respondents said that they will spend this year’s summer vacation outside their home country, somewhere at sea. According to a survey by the Austrian Gallup Institute in Vienna, Croatia is the first choice (32%) among Austrians who want to spend their holidays at sea, followed by Italy (15%) and Greece (8%), “said director Irena Persic Zivadinov.  “At the moment, one of the strongest advantages of Croatia is security, proximity and accessibility. The Kvarner region, primarily for guests from Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, is at the top of the list as a perfect destination for this year’s slightly shorter summer vacation at sea.”Concludes Peršić Živadinov. Still, European surveys conducted during May and June say people still don’t want to give up traveling this summer and their vacation plans. Perišić Živadinov states that a study by the German institute FUR shows that Germans are gradually regaining their desire to travel. The results showed that about 50% of respondents will go on vacation this summer season, while 19% do not yet have specific plans in this regard. Most believe that, despite the coronary crisis, they will be able to afford a vacation and that they have a sufficient number of days off. The largest number of overnight stays was realized in family accommodation and camps. During June, Kvarner achieved 36% capacity occupancy in commercial accommodation compared to last June, which is the best result in Croatia.  “The campaign is aimed at precisely targeted groups depending on their interests and geo zones on portals in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Throughout the campaign, the emphasis is on destinations on the island of Krk and the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera – destinations that are well known to guests from that part of Europe and which they have been happy to visit for years. ” explained Peršić Živadinov.  According to the official data of the eVisitor system, the current realization in July in Kvarner is 66% of overnight stays compared to the same period in 2019, which positions Kvarner at the top of the coastal regions with the largest tourist traffic. The occupancy of commercial capacities is at 40%, which is the best at the level of Croatia, point out the Kvarner Tourist Board. ” According to information from the field and partners from our main foreign markets, reservations for the main season have not been canceled, and the interest and intentions for the arrival of guests in Kvarner still stand.”, Explains the director Persic Zivadinov. During June, guests from Slovenia and Germany together realized 70% of foreign tourist traffic in Kvarner. If we analyze by markets, the percentages in realized overnight stays look like this: 84% of guests from Slovenia, followed by guests from Germany and the Czech Republic with 40% of realized overnight stays and guests from Austria with about 30% of realized overnight stays. Domestic guests realized 60% in June, and in the first six months 65% of overnight stays compared to last year. Currently, the Kvarner region, along with Istria, has the largest tourist traffic in Croatia. In June, 43% of overnight stays were realized compared to June 2019. In the first six months, compared to last year’s six months, almost 40% of overnight stays were realized. The main message is proximity and accessibility, a safe tourist region that managed the crisis very successfully during the pandemic, then open hotels and camps, the willingness of private renters and restaurants to receive guests, indigenous gastronomic offer, and high quality sea quality and natural beauty of the destination . Photo: TZ Kvarnerlast_img read more

Labor union speaks out against govt’s ‘lenient’ holiday bonus policy

first_img“We must reject the ministry’s circular; employers must provide 100 percent of their employees’ holiday bonus. Providing less than full holiday compensation, or releasing the funds in installments is simply out of the question,” he said in a statement on Thursday.Read also: Concerns arise as government undermines rule of law in pandemic responseSaid went on to say that the organization would file a lawsuit against the ministry’s circular at the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) as he claimed the document had directly contradicted prevailing laws.Furthermore, the labor organization would also set up emergency posts across 30 provinces where employees were able to safely report unfair compensation from their employers.The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business activities as consumers stay home to curb the virus spread, resulting in weakening demand. Companies across the country, mainly those operating in the hospitality sector, have furloughed or laid-off employees.Last month, the Industry Ministry discussed the possibility of providing businesses with soft loans to enable them to pay Idul Fitri holiday bonuses as the economic downturn is forcing companies to withhold or cut the bonus payment. The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) has spoken out against a circular issued by the Manpower Ministry that would purportedly allow employers to cut holiday bonuses (THR) and postpone the distribution of financial incentives ahead of Idul Fitri, amid the turbulence triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.KSPI chairman Said Iqbal said the circular violated Law No. 13/2003 and Government Regulation No. 78/2015, which stipulate that every employer is obligated to provide a holiday bonus to employees who have worked at the company for more than one year without any prior negotiation.Employees who have been on the payroll for less than one year, meanwhile, have a right to receive an incentive provided in accordance to the duration of their employment, Said added. Topics :last_img read more

Spain’s daily COVID-19 infections retreat from peaks

first_imgSpain’s health ministry said on Tuesday the number of coronavirus cases detected daily had declined over the past four days, further off a peak of around 10,000 reached about 10 days ago, and officials said no new lockdown was necessary.The country diagnosed 2,731 infections in the past 24 hours,but these data could be revised in future as Spain updates its statistics retroactively. Tuesday’s update raised the tally since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic by 8,115 cases to 470,973 overall, more than any other western European nation. Topics : Since bringing the first wave largely under control through a strict lockdown that ended in June, Spain has suffered a sharp resurgence of infections as measures were relaxed and mass testing began.Still, Health Minister Salvador Illa stressed that the surge in infections had not led to heightened pressure on hospitals, where occupancy of beds earmarked for COVID-19 patients is at around 6% across the country.He also said the mortality rate of the virus remains far below the March-April peak, when nearly 900 daily deaths were reported. The latest data showed 159 deaths were registered in the past seven days, bringing the total up to 29,152.The reduced death toll reflects the preponderance of new infections hitting younger people who display little or no symptoms of illness due to their stronger immune systems, whereas older people comprised most of the cases in March-April.”From a public health perspective the current situation does not call for a new lockdown,” Illa said on Onda Cero radio. “If we do things right, if we follow the recommendations of experts, it won’t be necessary.” last_img read more