Library Hosts Virtual Trivia Nights

first_imgAre you a Jeopardy fan? Random fact enthusiast? Come test your skills with six rounds of virtual Trivia hosted by the Ocean City Free Public Library via Zoom. The remote games will be held Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Bring a team or make new friends (a maximum of four people per team). This trivia will be general knowledge — so anyone can be an expert.Registration is required, so please email [email protected] to register. If playing with a group in your home, only one person from your team needs to register. You will be emailed login information upon registration.Prizes will be awarded to the first place team.Spots are limited so register A.S.A.P. Library Expanding Hourslast_img

Bake-at-home savouries launched by Crantock

first_imgCrantock Bakery is aiming to fill a gap in the market for frozen savouries that are baked-off at home by consumers as it launches its first branded range.Following market research into the £1bn pie and savoury snacks market, the Cornish firm identified opportunities in the premium chilled and frozen sector, and has launched Crantock’s Finest Frozen range, for meals at home, and a Finest Chilled range for eating on-the-go. “There are currently no frozen pasties or pork pies available, nor is there a premium large-size sausage roll in the freezer cabinet,” according to Crantock’s research report.Cornish pasties now account for 9.1% of the pie and savoury snacks market in value terms, with value up 10.1% growing ahead of volume up 2.3% according to recent Nielsen data (52 weeks to 20 March 2010). “Until now, branded products have been driving the value in frozen, while own label is driving volume. We believe Crantock’s bake-at-home range will do both: increase volume and enhance value.” The launches form part of the bakery’s aim to create a £30m brand over the next five years.National accounts controller Ross Beatie told British Baker the firm will target the range at the major grocery retailers, including Budgens, Spar and Londis.Both ranges feature tradi-tional handmade Cornish pasties, handmade Davidstow cheddar and onion pasties, handraised pork pies and jumbo sausage rolls.last_img read more

Phish Delays Tonight’s Door Times Due To Incoming Storm Weather

first_imgPhish fans in the Midwest are in for some serious weather, as the band has just announced a 90 minute delay to their listed doors time for tonight’s show at the Klipsch Music Center (aka Deer Creek), due to incoming storms. See the post making the announcement from Phish below: While Klipsch reportedly has an 11 PM curfew, the band encountered a similar situation at the outdoor venue in 2009, when fans had to wait hours between sets for thunderstorms to pass. Phish opted to pay the fine and break curfew, playing their full show well into the night. We’ll keep this article updated with more news from Phish, but you can also tune in to the band’s Twitter for more details.last_img

Radiohead Plays ‘Let Down’ For The First Time In Ten Years During MSG Opener

first_imgRadiohead hit the Madison Square Garden stage for the first time in 13 years last night, and they showed why their reputation as the best live band in the world precedes them. With endless energy and perfect execution, Radiohead ran through an impressive setlist that showcased material from seven different albums. The audience spent most of the night on the edge of their seats, silently listening to Thom Yorke‘s dream-state vocals while watching master multi-instrumentalist Johnny Greenwood create lush soundscapes that brilliantly filled the large confines of MSG.The show opened as all other Radiohead shows have in 2016, with the first five songs from this year’s beautiful release, A Moon Shaped Pool. Beginning with “Burn the Witch”, they moved through “Daydreaming”, “Decks Dark”, “Desert Island Disk” and “Ful Stop” with ease, giving the audience a healthy dose of new material to start things off. “Daydreaming” particularly connected with the audience, as the crowd erupted in applause on at least two occasions simply because the song was so beautiful. By the time the band got to “Ful Stop”, the energy was palpable, and Radiohead responded with a wild, freak-out version of the pulsating track. Thom Yorke held a keyboard in his hand and added spooky synth flourishes throughout as the lights strobed to create a wild audio/visual effect.The true meat of the show, however, began once Radiohead got past the AMSP material. To start things off, Thom Yorke picked up his maracas while Greenwood had a series of analog synthesizers brought to the stage, as the band kicked into high gear with a fast-paced version of The King of Limbs single “Lotus Flower”. The band kept the energy at maximum with “The National Anthem”, which featured its typical sinister bass playing from Colin Greenwood. Next up, “15 Step” made it’s first appearance of 2016, with the In Rainbows track providing the crowd with an opportunity to let loose and dance. “15 Step” was a tour staple of Radiohead’s since 2008, so it was nice to see them bring it back into the rotation at MSG, and the band absolutely nailed the version, using the 5/4 time signature to build tension as Johnny Greenwood added layers of effects.After building up the energy in the room, Radiohead took things down a notch with three consecutive ballads. OK Computer fan-favorite “No Surprises” was first, with it’s lullaby-esque intro sending the crowd into a frenzy. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief” followed, with the AMSP track perhaps acting as a moment to give the crowd a moment to catch their breath. TKOL track “Separator” kept the chill vibes going and gave Thom Yorke a chance to really showcase his voice.Radiohead kicked off the final portion of their main set with a mean take on The Bends‘ opening track, “Planet Telex”. Most fans start their Radiohead education with The Bends, so “Planet Telex” is a familiar favorite to almost every fan. The song doesn’t get played that often, only making it into five shows this summer, so the song was certainly well received. “The Numbers” followed, and the acoustic climate-change-focused piece from AMSP brought the house down. The song laments the role humanity has played in changing the world’s climate, so following that song up with the high energy Orwellian rager of “2+2=5” made for a poignant moment.After the short-but-sweet rocker, Thom Yorke surprisingly switched to his keyboard and started up Kid A‘s “Everything In Its Right Place”. The song usually finds itself in the set-closing or encore slots, so its different placement was a welcome change, giving fans another opportunity to dance as the band worked through this melodic, effects-laden, thumping track. Electronic bass freak-out “Myxomatosis” came next, and the Hail To The Thief track was a true highlight of the night, showing Radiohead at perhaps their angriest and most evil. To bring the main set to a close, Radiohead brought the crowd to it’s feet again for another dance number in “Idioteque”.Following a brief encore break, Radiohead returned to the stage with their biggest surprise of the night: the first performance of “Let Down” from OK Computer in ten years. The dreamy ballad was the perfect way to kick of the encore, showing their appreciation to the excited audience by busting out a rare tune from their most popular album. “Present Tense” followed, marking the eighth and final song of the night from AMSP, and its Bossa Nova vibe really works well in the live setting. Following a note-perfect take on their classic “Paranoid Android”, Radiohead brought their first encore to a close with two In Rainbows songs: the absolutely gorgeous ballad “Nude” and the high-energy rocker “Bodysnatchers”.For Radiohead’s traditional second (and final) encore, the band kicked things off with The King Of Limbs‘ opening track, “Bloom”. This track features a lot of layered percussion, and Johnny Greenwood actually had a full drum kit brought out on stage so he could play the song’s jazzy drum loop live. One of Radiohead’s biggest tricks in the live setting is to re-create the production from their albums, so watching Greenwood carefully play the same pattern over and over with different emphasis based on where the band was in the song was truly a treat. It’s easy to focus on Thom Yorke as the “front man” with his unique voice, mischievous energy, and passionate dance moves on stage. However, make no mistake, as Greenwood is just as important to Radiohead’s live show and sound. A guitarist by trade, Greenwood spent most of the night twisting and turning nobs on the electronic musical tools that he keeps in his live arsenal, helping to augment the band’s sound and create the atmospheric soundscapes that they’re known for.Radiohead finished the show with an epic version of “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” that had the crowd howling the song’s “fade out” refrain into the sky, providing one last opportunity for the band and audience to sing together before bringing the night to a close. The group turned in a truly amazing performance at Madison Square Garden, showcasing the band’s diversity and their beloved catalog. The band really knows how to cater to their audience, mixing live staples, fan-favorites, bust outs, and perfect renditions of their new songs coming together to form a cohesive, fun, and intense show that left fans begging for more. Luckily, Radiohead returns to The Garden tonight for the second and final night of their run!Check out incredible videos from last night’s Radiohead show at Madison Square Garden, courtesy of YouTube user suprefan.“Let Down”“The National Anthem”“Planet Telex”“The Numbers”“2+2=5”“Myxomatosis”“Street Spirit (Fade Out)”Check out the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlistslast_img read more

CUFX Advisory Board positions open

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyThe CUNA Technology Council is seeking representatives to serve on the new Credit Union Financial eXchange Vendor Advisory Board.The advisory board, which was recently approved by the council, will assist with the promotion, adoption and support of the CUFX standard. CUNA said the standard will benefit every organization involved with credit union industry.According to the technology council, CUFX is “designed to reduce the time and cost associated with systems integration (between applications like online banking and core systems), which will help credit unions quickly deliver new solutions to members and provide a positive and consistent experience across channels.” continue reading »last_img read more

El Gobernador Wolf aplaude a la Cámara, el llamado de los demócratas del Senado a la reforma del gobierno

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Statement El Gobernador Tom Wolf emitió hoy la siguiente declaración alabando al Senado y a los demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes por ofrecer un paquete integral de legislación que aborda la reforma del gobierno:“Si bien gran parte de nuestro esfuerzo este año se centra en abordar la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19, es importante que sigamos priorizando temas importantes como la reforma del gobierno. La legislación propuesta por los demócratas legislativos es significativa y alcanzable, y aplaudo y aliento estos esfuerzos porque un gobierno abierto y transparente es el Gobierno que funciona.“La reforma del gobierno no es un tema partidista, y necesito que estas propuestas y conversaciones continúen. Estos proyectos de ley son pasos importantes en la dirección correcta, y podemos y debemos hacer aún más.“Hace mucho tiempo que reformamos nuestras leyes de financiamiento de campañas, que no tienen límites para dar,” dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Como lo expresó el líder demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes, Frank Dermody, no se debe permitir que las voces de los ricos ahoguen las voces de las familias trabajadoras, especialmente cuando se esconden detrás de grupos sin fines de lucro, por lo que nadie sabe quién está realmente pagando la factura. Felicito al líder demócrata del Senado Jay Costa y al Representante Dermody por su claro compromiso con esta importante reforma.“Además, es hora de que la legislatura siga mi ejemplo y finalmente promulgue una prohibición de obsequios como los proyectos de ley presentados por el Senador Jim Brewster y la Representante Tina Davis. Desde el 20 de enero de 2015, toda mi Administración tiene prohibido recibir regalos de alguien que tenga negocios ante el Estado. El Senador Costa señaló correctamente que los republicanos han controlado la Asamblea General, pero han obstaculizado el progreso de estos proyectos de ley. También deberían poner fin a la práctica de permitir que los cabilderos se doblen como consultores de campaña remunerados. Actualmente, los miembros de un grupo de presión poderosos pueden contribuir a los candidatos, trabajar en sus campañas políticas y luego tratar de influir en los mismos funcionarios que ayudaron a asumir el cargo en asuntos importantes de política.“La falta de acción en estos dos espacios perpetúa una cultura de corrupción que los republicanos de la Cámara y el Senado no han logrado abordar, y la legislación para abordar estos dos temas debería considerarse este otoño”. July 31, 2020 El Gobernador Wolf aplaude a la Cámara, el llamado de los demócratas del Senado a la reforma del gobiernocenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

ESG roundup: France’s Ircantec launches energy poverty initiative

first_imgAt the end of the year Anah will report on the effectiveness and relevance of the offer. If the results are positive it will be extended to the entire country.The initiative forms part of Ircantec’s work to alleviate energy poverty and the pension scheme’s wider social action policy. It aims to prevent its most vulnerable retirees from losing their independence and encourage them to look after their homes.The initiative was motivated by the results of a survey Ircantec carried out last year, which showed that the vast majority (85%) of respondents did not undertake renovation work in their homes due to a lack of support and resources.The respondents tended to be women living on their own, on average 70 years old, on low incomes of €10,000-€12,000 a year, and owners of houses that are more than 30 years old – and hence most of the time poorly insulated.Fellow French public sector pension scheme ERAFP has also engaged in a housing initiative for the benefit of its members. Large UK pension investor joins IIGCC Brunel Pension Partnership (BPP), the £28bn (€31.8bn) asset pool for 10 UK local government pension schemes, has become a member of the International Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).It is the first of eight such pools to join the group. Dawn Turner, CEO of BPP, said: “Improving our knowledge-base on climate change will benefit our clients as we strive to help them to achieve their investment objectives. IIGCC provides a platform for conversation, information-sharing and collective influence.”Bristol-based BPP is in the process of establishing a network that will assist in delivering on the commitments implied in Brunel’s investment principles and values and considers IIGCC a key organisation in this area, according to a statement.Several of BPP’s senior staff transferred from the Environment Agency Pension Fund, which is also a signatory to the IIGCC.    ICGN sticks to its guns on differential ownership rightsThe International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has reiterated its opposition to differential company ownership rights, calling for benchmark stock indices to disallow shares with differential ownership rights and setting out recommendations for action from investors.In a nuanced briefing note, it acknowledged that not all institutional investors – including some ICGN members – were in favour of exclusion and that global index providers had responded well to concerns relating to dual class shares in their indices.But not enough had been done to protect investors from differential ownership in benchmark indices, according to ICGN.Investors could therefore take steps, such as encouraging companies with existing dual class structures to introduce sunset provisions that would result in the elimination of such structures over time as the company evolved.Investors could also encourage index providers to stop adding new dual class shares into benchmark indices.ICGN’s opinion can be found here.Earlier this year Swedish state pension fund AP7 settled a lawsuit with Facebook, which had proposed an overhaul of voting rights for different classes of shares. CEO Richard Gröttheim said the victory had saved investors as much as $10bn.Wanted: Pension scheme views on responsible investingInvestment consultancy Aon is seeking the views of pension schemes around the world on environmental, social and governance matters and responsible investment.It has put together a short survey of mostly multiple choice questions that can be completed here: tweaks proxy voting guidelinesEthos Foundation, the Swiss pension-fund-backed proxy voting agency, has adjusted its voting guidelines and corporate governance principles for 2018.Next year’s edition specifies Ethos’ criteria for approving a company’s remuneration report. Ethos will pay particular attention to the vesting of deferred variable pay in the form of shares and the information the company provides about this. It expects companies to be more transparent about this aspect of pay. French €9.8bn public pension scheme Ircantec is offering its pensioner members financial support to carry out energy efficiency work on their homes.It is offering to contribute €1,500 towards improvement costs, on top of support available from Anah, the national housing agency, and local authorities engaged in home improvement programmes.Ircantec is also offering a “social loan” of €500-€10,000 at a rate of 0% and repayable over a period of between one and five years.The experimental offer is due to be offered over a period of one year from 1 January to 200 households in Brittany, Pays de Loire, Hauts de France, Grand Est and New Aquitaine. It will primarily target households in areas covered by public housing support programmes.last_img read more

Syphilis ‘back with a vengeance’ 9 March 2013Syphilis fuelled by iPhone applications such as Grindr have “come back with a vengeance” among Christchurch’s young homosexual community. Sexual health physicians say the Government needs to take immediate action before the infection spreads into the heterosexual community, where it has the potential to claim the lives of unborn children. Christchurch fielded a fourfold increase in infectious syphilis from 2011 to last year and so far this year 16 people have been treated for syphilis at the city’s Sexual Health Centre – with six of those infectious. Canterbury District Health Board Sexual Health Centre physician Dr Heather Young said sexual health was “one of the most neglected hospital specialties” in New Zealand. “If there is no specific action taken, it [syphilis] has the potential for rapid spread and I fear we will be just sitting here watching a train wreck,” Young said. Infectious syphilis waned in Christchurch late last year but had “come back with a vengeance” this year. Because government funding does not cover most sexually transmitted infections (STI), treatment rests with regional health boards. Syphilis has been on the increase in New Zealand since 2003, with a rise of more than 193 per cent of cases between 2004 and 2006. read more

Messi will retire at Barcelona, claims club president

first_img Loading… Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Lionel Messi will retire at the club and has no fears he will now renew his contract. Messi has a clause in his current deal at the club which would see him allowed to leave at the end of any given season should he so desire, but the deadline for exercising that this year has already passed. The Argentine’s future has been central to Barcelona news in recent weeks amid growing speculation that Messi will leave Barcelona, with Spanish radio station Cadena Ser claiming he was eyeing an exit at the expiration of his current contract, in 2021. “I see Messi wanting to stay here and I am convinced he will retired at the club, like he has said,” Bartomeu explained to Catalan radio station RAC1 on Tuesday. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?The Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime “He many years of football left ahead of him and I do not have any doubt he will stay here and with another president after me – we are obliged to renew his deal.”Advertisement Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu together with CEO Óscar Grau will represent the club in any negotiations process and they will be dealing with Messi’s father Jorge. Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu Read Also: Video: Che Adams nets 40-yard screamer to open EPL account It is claimed that Messi’s priority is not the length of the contract, but of retaining the clause that allows him to leave at the end of any given season should he wish to do so. Messi, who celebrated his 33rd birthday last month, has spent the entirety of his professional career at the Camp Nou. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more