Beloved soul rockers The Nth Power has announced a lengthy summer tour schedule, kicking things off with an appearance at Summer Camp Music Festival before traveling around the country. The emphatic performers recently floored us with their Earth Wind & Power tribute show in New Orleans last week, and the group never fails to perform with gusto.Watch The 25-Minute Finale From The Nth Power’s Incredible Earth Wind & Fire TributeThe full schedule has them playing at Disc Jam, Electric Forest, Backwoods Pondfest, Camp Barefoot and more throughout the summer, and there’s sure to be more dates added throughout. Do not pass up an opportunity to see The Nth Power, as they never pass up an opportunity to deliver!Check out the tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for detailsThe Nth Power Summer Tour Dates05/27/2016 – Summer Camp – Chillicothe, IL 05/28/2016 – Bootleg – St. Louis, MO 05/29/2016 – Revival Fest – Geneva, MN 06/11/2016 – Disc Jam – Stephentown, NY 06/12/2016 – The Highline Ballroom – New York, NY 06/18/2016 – Berklee Performance Center – Boston, MA 06/26/2016 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI 07/06/2016 – Empire – Portland, ME 07/07/2016 – Birdseye Lounge – Portsmouth, NH 07/08/2016 – Wheelhouse – Galilee, RI 07/09/2016 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT 08/04/2016 – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CT 08/05/2016 – Beechcomber – Wellfleet, MA 08/06/2016 – Backwoods Pondfest – Rothbury, MI 08/19/2016 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV 08/20/2016 – Salem Soul and Jazz Fest – Salem, MA
On October 19 the Faculty Council heard a review of the Biomedical Engineering concentration and a proposal on course scheduling. They also met with Provost Garber to ask and answer questions as representatives of the Faculty.The Council next meets on November 16. The next meeting of the Faculty is on November 1. The preliminary deadline for the December 6 meeting of the Faculty is November 22 at noon.
Love, Love, Love Richard Armitage & Amy Ryan Related Shows View Comments Stage and screen alums Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan and Alex Hurt will star in the off-Broadway premiere of Love, Love, Love. The play, written by King Charles III’s Mike Bartlett and directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer, will begin performances at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on September 22. The Roundabout production will open officially on October 19 and run through December 18.The London-set play weaves through four decades to tell the story of Kenneth (Armitage) and Sandra (Ryan), who connect over their love for marijuana and rock (amongst other things) when Sandra goes on a date with Kenneth’s brother Henry (Hurt) in the late 1960s. Some 23 years later, the two baby boomers struggle to maintain the bonds of marriage and parenthood.Armitage has appeared on screen in film trilogy The Hobbit as Thorin, as well as Hannibal, Alice Through the Looking Glass, In to the Storm and Captain America: The First Avenger. He received an Olivier nomination last year for The Crucible.Ryan earned Tony nominations for her performances in Uncle Vanya and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her additional credits include The Women, The Three Sisters, The Sisters Rosensweig on stage and Central Intelligence, Bridge of Spies, Louder than Bombs, Birdman and The Office on screen.Hurt’s previous stage credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Dada Woof Papa Hot, Placebo, Scenes from a Marriage, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Unrequited.In addition to Armitage, Ryan and Hurt, the cast will include Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge) as Rose and Ben Rosenfield (Indignation) as Jamie. The production will feature sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by David Lander and sound design by Kai Harada. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016
India’s renewable electricity generation climbed to 9.2% of country’s total in 2018-2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renewables Now:Renewables accounted for 9.2% of India’s total power generation in fiscal 2018/19, shows data by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA).Non-renewable sources, meanwhile, were responsible for the remaining 90.8%, while their share declined from 94% in fiscal 2015/16. The share of renewables-sourced power has increased from 5.6% from the same period.Solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in the country produced 39.2 billion kWh of electricity in the fiscal year through March 2019, marking a rise of almost 52% as compared to the previous year, and accounted for 2.85% of the total power output. Mercom Capital Group said, analysing the official data, that the increase mirrors the expansion of India’s installed solar power capacity, which grew by 32% on a yearly basis, reaching 30 GW at the end of fiscal 2018/19.The generation of solar parks in the first quarter of 2019 was 11.4 billion kWh, or 34% more than in the year-ago period.More: Renewables bring 9.2% of India’s power in FY 2018/19
Any member expelled under this new legislation will be provided with written or electronic notice of the reason for the expulsion and will also be given an opportunity to request reinstatement of membership and have the request considered at a meeting of the board of directors, in a timely manner after the expulsion. Of note, there is nothing in the bill that may be construed to require a board of directors to allow an expelled member to address the board in person or attend the special membership meeting.To be honest, I had not heard about this bill until one of our members was conducting research on member expulsion rules and noticed this bill. Unsure whether DCUC and other credit union trade associations had supported it, this member asked our opinion on this change. Thus, about two weeks later we included this topic in the August 10, 2020, DCUC Military Advocacy Committee meeting. The response and subsequent discussion took me by surprise.When I looked deeper into this topic, I learned this is not a new issue. In fact, in 1991 the NCUA strongly advised against such a measure, opining that expulsion is an extremely harsh remedy best left to the discretion of the membership, except for instances already described in the Federal Credit Union Act. There is also a sense that this current bill does not have much support on Capitol Hill. Finally, I have also discovered that other decision-makers in our industry believe this issue is best left to the states in terms of legislation. Fair points to be sure.However, many of our Military Advocacy Committee members expressed strong support for this change. Several shared instances where a member has threatened the life of the installation commander, physically attacked credit union member service representatives, or has engaged in multiple acts of fraud. Each of these individual acts impacts not only the safety of our communities, but the reputation and brand of our hard-working credit unions and their membership at large.Many of our credit union executives realize that while this proposal takes power away from the membership, it is also true that most members do not get involved in annual meetings much less a special meeting in order to expel a member. Additionally, these meetings are costly and time consuming to assemble a quorum. As we operate in a 21st Century world and given the speed and reach of social media, too much time passes before credit unions can act. Clearly some flexibility is required, which is why discussion of this issue was needed.Per unanimous vote of our Military Advocacy Committee, DCUC will be sending letters of support to bi-partisan sponsors along with the Chair and Ranking Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. In doing so, DCUC is proud to support our members in their efforts to set and enforce standards of behavior for their membership. As a retired military officer and former commander, I can appreciate this effort as there are minimum standards that must be enforced. As President and CEO of a leading defense trade association, I am proud of our members for bringing this to our attention and trusting us to make the right call.“Serving Those Who Serve Our Country” is more than just a slogan. It is an ethos that defines who we are and what we do. Stay tuned for more DCUC initiatives as we continue to build our trade association. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Hernandez Anthony Hernandez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC). He joined DCUC as its Chief Operating Officer in August 2016 and was selected … Web: www.dcuc.org Details The Defense Credit Union Council recently held its third quarter Military Advocacy Committee meeting where it continues to listen to our member concerns and welcome informed discussion. Many of our member CEOs and Senior Execs participate in these quarterly meetings, through which quality recommendations and decisions are made in guiding our advocacy strategy. As the committee builds on successful passage and implementation of our approved initiatives, we continue to hear about other pending legislation where DCUC can make a difference. Our most recent instance is the Credit Union Governance Modernization Act of 2020 (S. 3323).This bi-partisan bill was introduced in the Senate on February 24, 2020, just prior to the pandemic shutdown. This legislation revises the procedure for expelling members from a federal credit union. Currently, a member may be expelled only by a two-thirds vote of the credit union membership present at a special meeting. This legislation would allow a member to be expelled for cause pursuant to a member conduct policy adopted by a majority vote of a quorum of the directors of a credit union. Member conduct that may be cause for expulsion would include: a loss to the credit union,a violation
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion From 2005 to 2016, over 300,000 people were killed by guns. No other industrialized country in the world has such a tragic record.In addition, many of our presidents and leaders have been assassinated, including Lincoln, McKinley, Garfield and Kennedy. Theodore Roosevelt was shot while giving a speech. He survived because the bullet hit his metal glass case. Franklin Roosevelt was attacked while riding in an open car. The bullet missed him, but killed his passenger.President Truman’s residence was fired on by two gunmen, who killed one guard. The second guard was able to kill the attackers. President Reagan was seriously wounded, but did recover. President Ford had an attempt made on his life by a deranged woman. Gov. Wallace was shot and disabled by a lone gunman. The Obama White House was fired upon — he was not in residence at the time. Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were also assassinated. Two members of Congress were shot, but survived with the female victim suffering severe brain damage.Why is it that the powerful NRA gun lobby can’t provide any information or data on its claim that guns are needed for individuals to protect themselves by having guns? Could it be that there are no practical facts or records? The American people need to instill a backbone in our faint-hearted Congress, which always backs away from any meaningful gun control despite our ghastly record of unnecessary mass deaths by guns.The American public must demand action from their government to end these horrific mass murders by guns, otherwise the killings will never end.Benjamin Franklin wisely stated the results of inaction when he pointed out that people who behave like sheep will be devoured by the wolves.Mary Jane ValachovicNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over Bethlehem
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Maclean laid out a number of possible avenues for the scheme to pursue, including retaining investment staff as employees of Edinburgh Council under different terms from other council employees, outsourcing all investments or shifting investment staff to an outside company.The fund currently manages more than 60% of assets in-house, and noted that the option of shifting staff to a special-purpose vehicle owned by the council was the preferred option.This is being put to the pensions committee for a formal vote today.The shift to a wholly owned company would involve the drafting of a “formal and transparent” remuneration policy and avoid the risk of pay disputes with other council employees were staff to remain legally employed by the local authority.Maclean’s report stressed that salaries paid out under the fund’s preferred model would not necessarily be higher, but rather they would allow the special purpose vehicle’s board to consider industry salary benchmarks when agreeing compensation.It added that if the proposal for a special-purpose vehicle were accepted, it would shift 11 of its staff – including head of investment and pensions services Clare Scott and investment manager Bruce Miller – to the new entity.As part of a further report, Maclean said there remained a risk the fund could lose staff as the UK economy improved, despite lay-offs by local employer Scottish Widows Investment Partnership.The fund also said its FCA authorisation had not yet been submitted but that the application would be lodged with the regulator within the next six months.It said it would initially not apply for authorisation to act as a custodian of assets or operate a collective investment fund, as this would keep the capital requirements for the proposed company to a minimum.However, the report added that there was “scope to vary the FCA permissions at a later date if required in the future”.Lothian, which also manages the Lothian Buses Pension Fund and the Scottish Homes Pension Fund, saw returns of 6.8%, 8.9% and 2.1%, respectively, across the three schemes during the 2013-14 financial year.It currently employs Baillie Gifford and Invesco as managers for its Pacific equity portfolio; UBS Asset Management and Mondrian Investment Partners as emerging market managers; Cantillon, Lazard Asset Management, Harris and Nordea as global equity managers; and AG Bisset as currency hedge provider.Additionally, Standard Life manages part of its property, while Rogge manages its corporate bond portfolio. Lothian Pension Fund may move its investment staff to an external, wholly owned company to ensure it does not lose employees to rival managers.The local authority scheme, which earlier this year announced it would be applying to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to formally register its in-house team, said a recent review of its governance arrangements had raised concerns over the fund’s ability to retain staff.A report by Alastair Maclean, director of corporate governance at the £4.3bn (€5.2bn) scheme, said high turnover was a “recipe for poor outcomes”.“Not only could significant change prompt an expensive contingency plan, it could jeopardise the strategy,” he said.
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will this month host the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands.According to IADC, the seminar will be held from Monday, 25 June, through Friday, 29 June, 2018.For (future) decision makers and their advisers in governments, port and harbor authorities, offshore companies and other organizations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies organizes the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation.The topics to be covered at the event include:overview of the dredging market and the development of new ports and maintenance of existing ports;project phasing (identification, investigation, feasibility studies, design, construction, and maintenance);descriptions of types of dredging equipment and boundary conditions for their use;state-of-the-art dredging and reclamation techniques including environmental measures;site and soil investigations, designing and estimating from the contractor’s view;costing of projects and types of contracts such as charter, unit rates, lump sum and risk-sharing agreements;design and measurement of dredging and reclamation works;early contractor involvement.