Greensky Bluegrass was at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday night for a mid-weekend roots rock blowout with the third stop on their ongoing 2019 winter tour with support act Circles Around The Sun. The popular jamgrass band provided their New York fans with a mix of covers and new originals over the span of two headlining sets and an encore, which included live versions of Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and The Allman Bros. Band classics.The first set of the night began with a rendition of “Demons” from their 2014 If Sorrows Swim LP, followed by the recently-debuted “What You Need”. The latter is one of the new songs set to appear on their forthcoming studio album, All For The Money. The set continued with a psychedelic three-song transition, starting with the more down-to-earth “Wings for Wheels” before tearing into one of their popular covers of Pink Floyd’s “Time” > “Breathe” Reprise. They then turned to “Kerosene”, the third track off of If Sorrows Swim included in the opening set, followed by another new song titled, “Ashes”. The band then returned to the If Sorrows Swim songbook one more time to play “Leap Year”, before closing part one of the show with one of their other anthemic new singles, “Do It Alone”.The second half of the show started with the five-piece introducing New Yorkeers to “All For The Money“, the title track for their soon-to-be-released album. They continued with a pair of tunes from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted with “Past My Prime” and “More of Me”, followed by a cover of Paul Simon‘s “Gumboots”. “Steam Powered Aeroplane” was played next, followed by another new song, “Murder of Crows”, and a pair of older tunes, “I’d Probably Kill You” and “Don’t Lie” from 2011’s Handguns. The band made sure to make their one song encore a memorable one, sending their New York fans home with a cover of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Midnight Rider”, a nod to the legendary venue that hosted ABB 238 times, including their last show ever.Fans who couldn’t make it to Greensky’s show can tune into the video below to enjoy their tasteful rendition of the ABB classic ballad.Greensky Bluegrass – “Midnight Rider” (Allman Bros. Band cover) – 1/12/2019[Video: wklitz1]Greensky Bluegrass – 1/12/19 – Full Show Audio[Audio: TaperJeff]The tour will continue later this week, with their next scheduled performance at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on Wednesday (January 16th). Fans across the country will have all of January and the first week into February to catch the band on their winter tour before they begin their presumable spring and summer concert runs, which will include stops at High Sierra and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Fans can click here for tickets to the band’s upcoming shows.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 1/12/2019Set 1: Demons, What You Need, Wings for Wheels > Time (Pink Floyd cover) > Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd cover), Kerosene, Ashes, Leap Year, Do It AloneSet 2: All For The Money, Past My Prime, More of Me, Gumboots (Paul Simon cover), Steam Powered Aeroplane, Murder of Crows, I’d Probably Kill You, Don’t LieEncore: Midnight Rider (Allman Bros. Band cover)
Colombian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos has received Harvard Law School’s 2017 Great Negotiator Award, given by the Program on Negotiation for “lifetime achievements in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution have had a significant and lasting impact.”Santos was honored for his work to end Colombia’s 52-year civil war and forge a comprehensive peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The conflict has claimed more than 220,000 lives and displaced more than 6 million people.The ceremony at the Law School on Wednesday — which included a three-hour panel discussion with HLS Professor Robert Mnookin and others — was a kind of homecoming for Santos, who earned a mid-career/master’s in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School in 1981. A former journalist, he was also a Nieman Fellow in 1988.At Harvard, Santos had studied with the late Professor Roger Fisher, co-founder of the Program on Negotiation and the Harvard Negotiation Project. On Wednesday, it was Santos who was the professor, guiding Harvard faculty and students through the intricacies of his six-year negotiation. Some of his tactics were traditional strategies; others, such as making living victims central to the negotiation process during an armed conflict and placing a special focus on women, were implemented for the first time.William Ury (from left), James Sebenius, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and Deepak Malhotra in discussion at Harvard Law School. Photo by Tom Fitzsimmons“I was convinced this war had to end at the negotiating table, otherwise it could last 20, 30, or 40 more years,” said Santos. With mountains and jungles and money from drug trafficking and illegal mining, “Colombia is the ideal country for guerrilla warfare,” he said.Santos was elected the country’s president in 2010 after serving as defense minister under his predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, overseeing a strong military offensive against FARC. He knew adopting the posture of a negotiator would surprise the people who had elected him.“I was warned people would not understand. I was a war hero, a hawk,” he said. “But it was the only way to bring peace. … If you only think about your popularity rate you will never take high enough risks to make a difference.”Santos oversaw a team of negotiators who met with FARC leadership in Havana. For 18 months, the negotiations were conducted in secret. Both sides were highly skeptical about the possibility of success and used the time to build trust. In the meantime, they remained at war — as they would throughout the negotiations.Santos took discreet measures to gain FARC’s trust, including authorizing the Colombian military and police to take a humanitarian approach and provide medical treatment to FARC’s wounded. “The only way for the military to gain legitimacy was by respecting the population, but also your enemy,” he said.The talks covered five main areas: rural development, political participation, drugs, victims, and disarmament. To aid negotiations, Santos built relationships with neighboring countries, including Venezuela. And he engaged facilitators from Cuba and Venezuela — chosen by FARC — and Chile and Norway.Santos also had four principle advisers, one of whom was Bill Ury, a distinguished senior fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project. Ury was a panelist at the Law School on Wednesday, along with Harvard Business School Professors James Sebenius and Deepak Malhotra.Sebenius observed that Santos’ negotiations gave unprecedented attention to living victims by calling for reparations, justice, truth, and non-repetition of the harms they had suffered. Ury called the victim-centered process a key innovation of the Colombian process.Santos said many people had believed that victims would refuse to allow any benefits for the perpetrators of crimes against them. Instead, victims insisted the negotiations continue because they didn’t want to see others suffer as they had, Santos said.The two sides reached an agreement in 2016, which was put to a public referendum in October of that year. Against expectations, it lost by a paper-slim margin, with 50.2 percent against and 49.8 percent in favor. Santos pursued another round of negotiations to win over opponents, and a revised agreement with FARC was signed in November 2016. This time, both houses of Congress and the Constitutional Court approved.Santos said where to draw the line between peace and justice is always a dilemma. “I had no moral doubt that you need to sacrifice justice in order to achieve peace,” he said. “A peace agreement is imperfect by definition. I had to close down the factory of victims.”Santos wrapped up his return to Harvard with a visit to the Widener Library, where he presented Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, with a copy of the Colombian peace agreement.“We are greatly honored,” she said. “May it be a harbinger of peace to come around the world.”
By Leigh Hartman / ShareAmerica June 28, 2019 Carlos Aquino, a construction worker in Venezuela, was forced to endure every parent’s worst nightmare when his 17-month-old son died of starvation. “Such scenes of misery are now the norm in Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela, where millions of children are suffering from malnutrition and starvation thanks to a socialist experiment that caused the economy to collapse,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a January 26 address to the United Nations Security Council. Pompeo urged countries to support Interim President Juan Guaidó and the Venezuelan people’s efforts to restore democracy. Venezuela’s National Assembly declared Guaidó interim president in January, in accordance with the country’s constitution. Those who have tried to stand up for ordinary Venezuelans have suffered at the hands of Maduro and his cronies. In 2018, a Caracas city council member named Fernando Albán came to the United Nations to speak about the Maduro regime’s failures, Pompeo said. When Albán returned to Venezuela, Maduro’s secret police arrested him at the airport, and he died in their custody three days later. “Maduro’s prisons are full of political prisoners unjustly behind bars, and the graveyards hold dissidents and protesters that have been killed by this regime,” the secretary said. A future of prosperity, hope and security for Venezuelans “didn’t magically disappear on its own,” Pompeo said. “The Maduro regime’s failed policies, oppression, and corruption stole that future.” Pompeo said many other nations have recognized the legitimate government of Interim President Guaidó but noted some, including China, Russia, Syria, and Iran, have not. “It’s not a surprise that those who rule without democracy in their own countries are trying to prop up Maduro while he is in dire straits,” he said. The secretary pointed out that Maduro had invited Cuban security and intelligence forces into Venezuela. “Cuba has directly made matters worse, and the United States and our partners are the true friends of the Venezuelan people,” he said. “The time is now to support the Venezuelan people, to recognize the new democratic government led by Interim President Guaidó, and end this nightmare. No excuses,” Pompeo said. In a January 25 video message, the secretary said: “I want to let you, los Venezolanos, know that the American people are rooting for you.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police Arson/Bomb Squad detectives are investigating a house fire in Massapequa Park that killed a man early Wednesday morning.More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire on Van Buren Street just after 1 a.m., police said, and discovered the victim on the second floor of the house. The man, who was not identified pending family notification, was pronounced dead at 2:50 a.m., police said.“The fire is considered non suspicious at this time and the investigation is ongoing,” police said in a news release.Nobody else was injured in the blaze, police said.
According to the latest news from NIRAS, offshore wind foundation design can be optimised to withstand the actual conditions even in areas with extreme weather. The company detailed on this after running simulations based on actual typhoons in Taiwan, saying that this approach can lead to a less conservative design and that extreme weather does not mean higher costs.Image source: NIRASThe Denmark-based consultancy, which opened its Taiwan office in May 2017, said that even with new and popular methods such as Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations, which NIRAS employs, using the right data in a simulation is vital and can affect not only the design, but also the costs.Using regular waves and water levels for a simulation or using extreme weather such as typhoons makes a difference, NIRAS states, explaining that its recent experiences have highlighted that regular waves are not sufficient as a basis for designing the most optimal offshore wind turbine foundations, particularly in areas with nonlinear extreme waves, like those in Taiwan or Northern Europe.Image source: NIRASIn addition to the aforementioned, NIRAS pointed out that the observations often lack a consecutive time series of metocean parameters; coherent observations of wind, weather and climatic conditions in a particular location – parameters that are extremely relevant for optimal foundation design. Consecutive parameters are particularly very important for correct simulation, especially with regard to the differences in wind and weather in different parts of the world, the consultancy said.“Taiwan is in the same situation as we were in Northern Europe 10 years ago. They have not used their seabed before and they lack data on wind and offshore – exactly the same situation as in Denmark a decade ago. Since then, however, we have accumulated a wealth of important data. That is why we run several actual typhoons through simulation to ensure we obtain the best data before designing the foundations for the wind turbines,” said Tony Erik Bergøe, senior specialist at NIRAS.According to Bergøe, NIRAS will continue to use this simulation approach on future projects to increase and improve knowledge for the design of future wind turbines.
Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has recently secured five new contracts worth RM1.3 billion, or $315 million, in total. Apart from the usual work in the space of offshore oil and gas, the company has won a deal with the Australian Navy as well as its first contract in Egypt.In Egypt, Sapura Offshore has won a sub-contract from Pan Marine Petroleum Services Company, to install six new subsea pipelines in the Gulf of Suez for the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), a joint venture between BP plc and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, the National Oil Company of Egypt.Works will be carried out in various locations in the Morgan field, with an expected total pipelay of approximately 57 kilometers.Also, Sapura’s drilling subsidiary Sapura Drilling Asia been awarded two new contracts. The first one is with ExxonMobil in Malaysia and is for the provision of its tender assist drilling rig, Sapura T-9 over a three year period at the Tabu field, offshore Malaysia.Sapura Drilling has also been awarded a contract extension by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of semi-tender assisted drilling rig, Sapura Berani. The contract entails the drilling of nine wells at the Sumandak, Erb West and Dulang facilities, offshore Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.Pipelines for Eni in Indonesia, Rescue system for Oz NavyIn Indonesia, Eni has awarded Sapura and PT Timas Suplindo JV a contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works of two 16-inch diameter offshore rigid pipelines from the Jangkrik facility to a future manifold near Merakes drilling centers.Works will be carried out at water depths of between 70 meters to 1400 meters. The total length of the pipeline system is approximately 95 kilometers. The scope of work includes design, fabrication and offshore installation of foreseen structures, deep water pipeline end terminations (PLETs) and in-line tee (ILT) systems for the East Sepinggan Block, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.In its first contract for The Royal Australian Navy, Sapura said its subsidiary Total Marine Technology Pty Ltd (TMT) has been awarded key roles in the Submarine Rescue Service contract by Phoenix International (Australia) Pty Ltd.TMT has been selected to design and fabricate a Remotely Operated Vehicle, including to design and supply the external propulsion and non-life support-related electrical and control systems as well as the Submarine Rescue Bell.The rescue system will be accepted into operational service in 2022 and will be one of four air transportable systems in the world. The ‘primary mission’ of the system is to deliver rescue capability to The Royal Australian Navy’s submarine fleet. The system will also be capable of supporting other submarine operating nations by means of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) standard escape hatch.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
Aston Villa and Watford currently placed 17th and 18th in Premier League table go head-to-head at Villa Park in a big match in the fight against relegation. Visitors Watford are one point ahead of their hosts after a run of four wins in six matches. Aston Villa lost the reverse fixture 3-0 and will look to avenge that defeat. Ismaila Sarr (leg) has been ruled out while Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Will Hughes (knock), Tom Cleverley (heel), Daryl Janmaat (knee) and Sebastian Prodl (knee) still sidelined. At the last count, Villa have kept a clean sheet in all three of their evening kick-offs at home in the Premier League this season, winning two and drawing one of their fixtures that have started after 7pm. Excluding Anfield, Pepe Reina has kept more Premier League clean sheets at Villa Park than at any other ground in the competition, with five in eight matches. Read Also: Klopp wants Liverpool to challenge Chelsea for Leipzig striker Watford have scored three goals in each of their last three Premier League matches against Villa, winning each time. Troy Deeney has scored five goals in his three Premier League matches against Villa, including two in this season’s reverse fixture. Against no side has the Watford captain scored more goals in the competition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney Princesses2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Team news Jonathan Kodjia has left Villa to join Qatari club Al-Gharafa. Watford striker Danny Welbeck (hamstring) is closing in on a first-team return but head coach Nigel Pearson is waiting to see if he will be available for Tuesday night.Advertisement
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Indianapolis, IN—The city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the 92nd time. This time-honored tradition will be held in the Circle City from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2019.More than 67,000 FFA members from across the U.S., representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are expected to attend the event. It’s an opportunity for students to be exposed to new career paths and opportunities — while celebrating the accomplishments these future leaders have made over the past year.Throughout the week, convention and expo attendees will also be able to experience the FFA Blue Room, a 17,000+-square-foot interactive area that showcases the cutting-edge technology, research, and innovation taking place in agriculture. Through experiential learning and specific focus on the most critical challenges facing our communities — from respecting the planet to feeding the world — the FFA Blue Room will inspire and equip students to activate their potential.With an estimated $33 million impact on the city, attendees will be seen throughout the city, staying at more than 115 hotels in the area as well as giving back to the community through the National Days of Service.In fact, during the week, more than 2,500 student members will be lending a helping hand to the greater Indianapolis area as part of the National Days of Service. Places, where students will be giving back to the community, include Gleaners Food Bank, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis City Market, the Wheeler Mission and more.Convention and expo events will take place at several venues in downtown Indianapolis and other surrounding areas. FFA members and advisors will meet in Lucas Oil Stadium, where the eight general sessions will be held. At the Indiana Convention Center, members can explore the expo or expand their minds by attending a variety of workshops or participating in educational and career success tours.The convention and expo will kick off on Wed., Oct. 30 with the opening general session in Lucas Oil Stadium, where the organization will be celebrating 50 years of women in FFA. On the morning of Saturday, Nov. 2, American FFA Degrees, the highest degree for an FFA member, will be bestowed upon more than 4,000 FFA members. The event concludes that afternoon with the election of the 2019-20 National FFA Officer team.
Everton’s record signing has not hit the heights he achieved on loan at Goodison Park last season but put in his best performance of the current campaign with three goals in a 4-1 victory over Young Boys on Thursday night. It was not just Lukaku’s goals, which took his tally for the season to 13, that pleased Martinez but his all-round contribution. There will be pressure for both those statistics to change on Sunday with bottom club Leicester the visitors to Goodison Park. The Foxes have lost their last four matches, but Martinez said: “We know full well that in our league nothing is given. “Leicester have been very competitive this season. I don’t think the points they have now is a true reflection of what they’ve done. It’s going to be a really difficult game but you don’t expect anything different.” Everton will be without suspended midfielder Gareth Barry, who was sent off in last week’s 1-0 defeat by Chelsea, but James McCarthy is now fit enough to play twice in a week after persistent hamstring problems. Leighton Baines is expected to return after missing three games with a minor knee problem. It should be a straight swap at left-back for Bryan Oviedo, who felt his hamstring in the win over Young Boys. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has made it clear he will “live and die” by his decisions, but is adamant self-interest will not cloud his judgement. With the Foxes rooted to the foot of the Premier League and five points adrift of safety prior to Saturday’s matches, Pearson is firmly in the firing line. Earlier this month it appeared as if Pearson had been axed, only for confusion to reign and the 51-year-old to seemingly be reinstated in a matter of hours. Pearson concedes he is doing all he can to keep the club in the top flight, that he is taking advice from those around him, and despite the way it appears at times is far from ploughing a belligerent lone furrow. “Regardless of what other people think, myself and the staff are certainly not above self-analysis. Of course we look at everything we do,” insisted Pearson. “Sometimes there are going to be decisions with hindsight you might want to change, but I will live and die by the decisions I make. “I make them for whatever I feel are the right reasons for us. I am not, nor ever will be, in the self-preservation game. “My job is to lead my staff and players in a way I feel is fitting for us and our football club, so if criticism comes my way then fair enough. “I’ve never been a big believer in patting myself on the back, nor in worrying about personal criticism. “It goes with the territory, with the type of industry we are in, and you have to remember it’s an emotional game. “I fully understand people’s frustrations, but I can assure you we continue to work as hard as we can to change our fortunes. “And what has to happen is we stay very much behind the players as they are the people who who are going to head out on the field and hopefully get us enough results to change our fortunes.” On-loan centre-back Robert Huth, cup-tied for the clash at Villa, is available to Pearson. The Leicester boss is likely to pair Huth and Matthew Upson together for the first time with the latter now playing after recovering from a long-term injury. Everton boss Roberto Martinez has challenged Romelu Lukaku to build on his Europa League hat-trick when the Toffees return to domestic action against Leicester on Sunday. The Spaniard described Lukaku’s performance as demonstrating he is a “perfect Everton ambassador” following comments attributed to the former Chelsea striker last week that he would like to “eventually arrive at a top club again”, which upset some Toffees fans. Martinez, who said the quotes had been taken out of context, said: “As a striker you need to be fed with goals, otherwise you don’t feel well. “It’s exactly the same for a defender. You want to feel the clean sheet and feel that solid outlook in your play. “I thought Romelu was unstoppable at times. It wasn’t just scoring the hat-trick, it was creating the amount of chances that we created as a team and he was always in the right place with the right run. “He could easily have scored six. Probably he scored the hardest chances out of all the good opportunities we created. “But what pleases me is the responsibility that he took. He led the line fantastically well, the combination play in front of their goal was based around him, and that chemistry with the players around him pleased me a lot. “It’s important that Rom now carries on at this level, because physically he’s capable of doing that.” Everton have won only one of their last 11 domestic games and scored just once in four matches. Press Association