Greensky Bluegrass has been all across the country, touring in support of their recently released album Shouted, Written Down & Quoted. That tour saw the group traveling regularly for the last two months, and zipping from coast to coast after playing both Suwannee Hulaween (watch) and the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (full audio) last weekend. The band finally brought their tour with a debut performance at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA, hitting the renowned venue that once served as a hub for the psychedelic scene.Naturally, with idols like Jerry Garcia on their minds, Greensky Bluegrass felt an overwhelming sense of both pride and passion to make the appearance. The show itself featured a few songs regularly covered by the Jerry Garcia Band, including “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox,” “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “I Second That Emotion.”You can watch “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” and “I Second That Emotion” in the videos below, thanks to the aptly-named Jam Catcher on YouTube. Of course, the band’s original music was in full force, including a great version of “Don’t Lie” that included a “Turn On Your Lovelight” bust out from the talented bluegrass ensemble. The band brought out music from the length of their career, treating fans to an emotional performance that won’t soon be forgotten.Greensky will return to the road for two shows at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, MI over Thanksgiving weekend, on November 25-26. Check out the full setlist below, compiled by Camp Greensky.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass at The Warfield, San Francisco, CA – 11/5/16Set 1: Breadbox, Reverend, Merely Avoiding, Worried About the Weather, In Control, That’s What Love Will Make You Do > Can’t Stop Now (1), Jaywalking, WindshieldSet 2: Burn Them, Past My Prime, Living Over, Room Without a Roof, Run or Die, For Sure Uh Huh > Demons, All 4 (2) > I Second That Emotion, KeroseneEncore: Don’t Lie > Turn on Your Love Light > Don’t Lie(1) – w/ Shout quotes(2) – w/ alternate “wine spilled” lyric[Photo via Greensky Bluegrass’s Facebook page // ontheDL Photography]
In order to maintain the quality of the academic and co-curricular programs at Saint Mary’s College, the Board of Trustees have authorized an increase in tuition for the 2010-11 academic year, Richard Speller, vice president for Finance and Administration said.The percent of increase for the 2010-11 academic year will be 4.76 percent, raising tuition costs from $28,980 to 30,360. Additionally, Speller said fees will increase 3.77 percent, from $636 to $660. Students can also expect a 2.96 percent increase in room and board, making an average double room price rise from $9,206 to $9,480.Speller said the projected increase is smaller than in previous years.“Tuition increases for the four previous years were five percent each year,” Speller said.Speller said the increases would be beneficial to enhance programs that directly affect students.In the previous year, the College increased tuition and fees by five percent, and room and board by three percent.“The increases are taken into account in determining financial aid awards and may impact need based financial aid, in particular,” he said.Overall, the rate of increase for tuition, fees, room and board is 4.32 percent. The total increase for the 2009-10 academic year was 4.5 percent.“The administration reviewed the need for pricing increases in the context of the projected 2010-11 budget,” Speller said. “The administration recommends the pricing structure to the Board of Trustees who have the final authority for the pricing decision. The Board of Trustees approved the 2010-11 student charges at its meeting in February.”The College has continuously increased the cost of attendance since 2006. According to Speller, the total annual cost for the 2005-06 academic year was $32,538. The total cost of attendance for the 2010-11 academic year will be $40,500.According to a College press release, 80 percent of Saint Mary’s operating revenue comes from tuition, room and board.The College is also supported by gifts from alumnae and friends. Additionally the College gains financial resources through they earnings of the endowment.Speller said a letter discussing price increases was sent to parents in March.
Great for candies, tooBesides the UGA formulations, the growers hope to market theirchocolate to high-end chefs.”We’re also negotiating with one of the largest chocolateproducers in Europe,” Justicia said. “Chefs could use thechocolate for cooking, or small chocolate shops could use it forbaking or making high-quality chocolate candies.”Justicia said a rain forest educational package incorporating thechocolate is being developed with funds from a U.S. Fish andWildlife Service grant. The package will include lesson plans forelementary and middle school children. “The students will learn about the birds of the rain forest andtaste the chocolate,” Shewfelt said. “This would tie the birdsand the chocolate together.”The researchers are investigating developing a high-qualityorganic chocolate bar, too, that schools and other groups couldsell for fund-raising. Justicia hopes to see bird-friendlychocolate products on grocery shelves by 2007. Shade-grown chocolateNormally, cacao trees grow on large parcels of clear-cut land. Tohelp preserve the rain forest’s plant and animal life, somegrowers are planting them in the shade, leaving surrounding treesand plants. The grower co-op harvests their shade-grown cacaobeans by hand.”Shade-grown cacao trees share space with the trees of the forestand create a friendly habitat for migratory bird species like thesummer tanager,” she said. “But they also generates lower yieldsper acre than sun-grown cacao trees. Therefore, we must find waysto make the chocolate business worthwhile for farmers.”One way would be to market chocolate rather than beans, she said.But processing their own chocolate isn’t feasible. Instead, theresearchers and growers hope to develop a partnership with anexisting processor in Ecuador.To further market their chocolate, the growers plan to focus ontheir environmentally friendly growing practices and the highquality of their beans. Following advice from UGA researchers,the growers now sort their beans for quality, which increasesprofit.”We are calling the chocolate ‘bird-friendly organic’ andemphasizing that it’s a socially responsible product,” Justiciasaid. “This is extremely high-quality chocolate, as this regionis known for producing high-aroma chocolate. It’s the finestquality in the world.” Chocolate sauce and syrupShoppers will find bird-friendly organic chocolate in twoproducts: a chocolate dunking sauce and a chocolate syrup. Both were developed by UGA food science students using theEcuadorian growers’ beans. Professors Rob Shewfelt and Yao-WenHuang, food scientists with the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences, led the new product development. “One of my former students, Joy Dubost, is now at Penn State, soshe connected us with Greg Ziegler, the chocolate expert there,”Shewfelt said. “We sent him the beans, and he processed them andsent us solidified chocolate liquor. It’s a very highly flavorfulchocolate that smells great and tastes really good.”Brooke Bradshaw, a UGA journalism student, volunteered to developa marketing plan as part of a course assignment. She came up withthe bird-friendly organic chocolate name and designed a logo for theproducts.”The growers are trying to develop products they can market withan organic label and sell upscale,” Shewfelt said. “This way theycan get more money for their crop.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaWould you buy a particular chocolate brand if it helped save arain forest? Some struggling Ecuadorian cacao growers are bankingyou will.A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping a400-grower co-op in the Choco-Andean corridor of Ecuador findways to market their crop while saving the surrounding rainforest. The project began three years ago with funding from theWorld Bank in Ecuador.”The main goal of the project is to conserve the biodiversity ofthe area,” said Rebeca Justicia, a doctoral student working withUGA Institute of Ecology Professor Ron Carroll. “Our secondarygoal is enhancing the potential of existing crops.”An Ecuador native, Justicia said 700,000 acres of her country aredevoted to cacao plantations. About 5,000 of these acres arewithin the Choco-Andean Corridor.
continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We all know it is coming whether we like it or not: New current expected credit loss standards are on the horizon.Most of the talk about CECL is around the data. Compliance will require each credit union to have several years of historical loan data to execute an allowance for loan and lease losses calculation, which will forecast current and expected future credit losses. We believe that we have set our credit union up for a successful transition to CECL by acting early to have the data and the partners in place to limit the burden of this new rule.Like many credit unions, we at ELGA Credit Union—with assets of $543 million in Burton, Mich.—currently do not have sufficient historical loan data at our fingertips to meet the demands that CECL will put on us, and that lack of data put us in the market for a solution. Before CECL, we were reviewing portfolio analytics software options to help us better monitor our loan portfolio. With CECL looming, our need for better analytics was heightened. Early last year, we chose Sageworks for our portfolio analytics and ALLL modeling solutions and have started to build the historical database needed to comply with the new rule.
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• Brown – Tamborine Mountain and Springbrook National Park• Light Blue – Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets, Beach Festival and Miami Marketta• Pink – HOTA (Home of the Arts), CBUS Super Stadium and Metricon Stadium• Orange – Dreamworld, Wet ‘N’ Wild and Movie World• Red – Cavill Avenue, Pacific Fair and The Star• Yellow – Main Beach, South Stradbroke Island and Sanctuary Cove• Green – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Bond University and QT Gold Coast• Dark Blue – Skypoint Observation Deck and Gold Coast Lifeguards RELATED: Gold Coast’s slice of Paris Gold Coast landmarks featured on the board: The Gold Coast Monopoly Board is launching today.EVER thought about buying Movie World, Pacific Fair or the Skypoint Observation Deck?Now is your chance with the highly anticipated Gold Coast Monopoly board launching today.Thousands of people and businesses made suggestions about what Coast landmarks should be immortalised on the locally-themed squares over the past few months. The Skypoint Observation Deck is one of the Coast’s landmarks that is featured on the board.Among those chosen were Tambourine Mountain, HOTA, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and South Stradbroke Island.The game first hit the shelves in 1935 and has since been played by more than 1 billion people. It is played in 114 countries and comes in 47 different languages.RELATED: Floating penthouses attract international interest Players will also get the chance to buy Movie World if they land on an orange square. Metricon Stadium is also up for grabs.“It’s everything you love about the traditional game adapted in a way that all Gold Coast lovers will enjoy for years to come.”Representative of Winning Moves, the manufacturers of the Gold Coast version of Monopoly under licence from Hasbro, Dale Hackett said it was the biggest city edition ever launched in Australia.“The Gold Coast community has fully embraced bringing this game to life and now it’s available for the public to purchase and roll the dice,” he said. The Classic Monopoly. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoGold Coast deputy mayor Donna Gates made the first roll of the dice when the new board was launched at Surfers Paradise this morning.“I’m glad so many fans and businesses got involved in having their say because the board truly showcases what this great city has to offer,” she said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
Share 20 Views no discussions Share A trial has begun on a vaccine treating pancreatic cancer, which has the lowest survival rate of all common cancers.More than 1,000 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have joined the TeloVac trial at 53 UK hospitals.Vaccines are usually associated with preventing infections, but this is part of a new approach to try to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer.The trial involves regular doses of vaccine together with chemotherapy and compares this with chemotherapy alone.The vaccine contains small sections of a protein, telomerase, which is over-produced by cancer cells. The aim is to stimulate the immune system to recognise the telomerase which sits on the surface of the cancer cells and to target the tumour.Professor John Neoptolemos from Royal Liverpool University Hospital, who is helping to co-ordinate the trial, said: “The problem is tumours are clever and are able to turn the immune cells into traitors which help to guard the tumour.“The vaccine takes away the masking effect of the tumour.”Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of all common cancers. Just three in 100 patients survive the disease for five years or more.Rhona Longworth, 43, who was diagnosed with the cancer in February, said: “For someone who’s never smoked and hardly ever drank, it was a big shock.“I just hope the vaccine works and I’m one person who goes on to live a happy, healthy life after this.”Joan Roberts, 69, said the vaccine appeared to have few side effects and she is keeping her fingers crossed about the impact on her cancer.“I’m pleased that it’s stable and it hasn’t got any bigger. You’ve got to remain positive,” she said.The TeloVac trial is being funded by Cancer Research UK. The charity is supporting trials against a range of cancers, using vaccines or antibody treatments to stimulate the immune system.Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician Professor Peter Johnson said: “One of big problems with cancer treatment is you are almost always left with a few malignant cells and it is from those few cells that the cancer can regrow.“If you can programme the immune system to recognise those cells and get rid of them altogether or keep them in check then you can effectively stop the cancer from growing back lifelong.”The South Korean manufacturer of the vaccine, KAEL-GemVax, is planning a lung cancer trial later this year using the same technology.Last year the first therapeutic cancer vaccine was licensed in the US as a treatment against prostate cancer.The Phase III or final stage TeloVac trial should produce results in just over a year which will show whether the vaccine has a positive effect.Cancer Research UK is keen to stress that the vaccine is not a cure, but if it works, might prolong life.BBC News HealthLifestyle TeloVac pancreatic cancer vaccine trial launched in UK by: – April 15, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet
134 Views no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews “Do Not Pile Them, Do Not Burn Them,” Environmental Health Chief Warns Against Burning Trash by: – April 21, 2020 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share Share Open fires at this time is not in the best interest of local residents at this time.The Environmental Health Department is strongly cautioning against openly burning materials in residential areas.“Do not burn them, do not pile them,” advises Chief Environmental Health Officer, Tassy Thomas, who says the fight to eliminate COVID19 is hindered by the practise.“COVID19 is an acute respiratory illness which is caused by a virus and which affects the lungs. If you are burning, you’re filling the community with smoke,” she said.Those dealing with respiratory illnesses, COVID19 or even a cold, Thomas says are at risk of going “straight to the cemetery or to a hospital where you will have to be immediately placed on a ventilator. We do not want this occurring among us.”“Some homes have several piles of rubbish burning at the same time,” she lamented.Thomas also warns that the fire department is capable of imposing fines in that regard. She says save those dollars and avoid the fines.She also spoke against heaping trash which can also pose other environmental threats.“Unless you have a vehicle waiting to take the stuff to the landfill, do not pile them. When you do so, you are creating harborage for rats. We may have COVID19 right now but we still have to concentrate on the other diseases because rats can cause leptospirosis and we don’t want t be dealing with all these ills in our society right now.”
48 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Nurse Prevost Advises the Public to Eat Right by: – May 11, 2011 Share Nurse Prevost. Photo credit: dominica.dmNurse Priscilla Prevost of the Adventist Media Ministries says in order to have a healthy body persons should make it a practice to always drink a lot of water, exercise and eat right.Persons should also pay attention to the time of day that they ingest heavy foods especially those who are overweight and suffer with High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Heavy meals should be eaten at between breakfast and lunch times and lighter foods should during the evening time.Nurse Prevost also reiterated the need for persons to balance their diet with foods that are in their natural state as they are the best to take in.The Adventist Media Ministries “Healthy Living” radio program is aired on DBS Radio weekly.News reporter: Ms. Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News
Chaz BacaYou’ll be seeing a lot of Chaz Baca this weekend at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The IMCA Modified driver from Mesa, Ariz., made the trip to Boone Speedway knowing he’d start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.On Thursday, he qualified for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions, then made the starting grid for Saturday’s main event by running fourth in his qualifying feature.“I never doubted something like this could happen. I just didn’t think it would happen our first time here,” said Baca, 21. “There was probably a little bit of luck involved but everything worked out for us.”After running second to Scott Hogan in the RoC heat, Baca mixed it up with 29 other heavy hitters in Thursday’s second qualifier. He chased Clint Luellen most of the way before finishing fourth behind Luellen, Cayden Carter and 2010 champion Jimmy Gustin.“We’re going to go out there, race the best we can and see what we can get (in these three races),” he said. “It’s going to be tough but we’re going to give it our best shot.” Chaz Baca