first_imgStay tuned to L4LM from more coverage at Dominican Holidaze! You can see the band’s setlist from last night’s sunset show, below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, DR | 12/3/16Set: Papercut-> Lunar Pursuit-> Jigsaw Earth, Little Shimmy in a Conga Line-> Gamma Goblins [with Shpongle (Simon Posford)]-> Little Shimmy in a Conga LinePhotos: Dave Vann Last night, the Disco Biscuits took the stage on a beautiful beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for their second of three performances at Dominican Holidaze. With the sunset performance set to be followed by Simon Posford‘s Shpongle DJ set, Posford took the opportunity to jump into the fray early, sitting in for a rendition of “Gamma Goblins”, marking the 7th time the Biscuits have covered the 1998 Posford original (from back when he went by Hallucinogen).You can watch a clip of the sit-in below:last_img read more


first_imgHelp for Import-Impacted ManufacturersLowell, Mass., June 6, 2005 The New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, Inc. (NETAAC), is a government funded non-profit organization that offers cost share assistance for imported-injured manufacturers through grants from the U.S. Department of commerce. NETAACs goal is to help New England manufacturers increase profitability and retain employees while competing with imported products.The New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers Executive Director, Richard McLaughlin, is pleased to announce the approval of the new grant from the US Department of Commerce, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for firms. These funds will allow us to continue our efforts within the six New England states, stated Mr. McLaughlin.Annually NETAAC provides grants for business services on a cost shared basis to assist New England manufacturers to compete profitably within foreign import markets. Mr. McLaughlin continued to state the NETAAC has assisted over 1200 New England Manufacturers through this program. To be eligible, manufacturers must show a decline in sales and employment, within the most recent twelve months, due to increasing imports into the U.S. domestic market.The Trade Adjustment Assistance for firms is a federal program, which is regionally managed. NETAAC is one of a network of eleven non-profit Trade Centers nationally. A recent study by The Urban Institute concluded, Participating firms do well as a result of their participation. They found that both sales and employment increased after assistance and at rates significantly better than those of a control group of similar firms did. They attributed this positive result to the depth of breath of technical assistance available through the program as well as the ability to customize the assistance to the individual needs of a firm and to deliver it through the best available outside experts.For more information about the New England Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, you can visit their website at www.netaac.org(link is external). Formal inquiries can be made directly to the center located at 600 Suffolk Street, Fifth Floor North, Lowell, MA 01844 or by calling (978) 446-9870.last_img read more


first_imgU.K. sets new wind generation record FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Strong gusts on Wednesday evening helped Britain’s wind farms to produce a record amount of electricity, trade group Renewable UK said on Friday.Britain aims to increase its renewable output and close its coal-fired power plants by 2025 as part of efforts to meet climate targets. “Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9 gigawatts (GW) between 6 and 6.30pm on Wednesday evening,” the industry group said in a statement.Overall on Wednesday wind generated 32.2 percent of the country’s electricity more than any other electricity source. The figure beat the previous record of 14.5 GW set on Nov. 9.The country’s renewable electricity capacity overtook that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time this year. The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Orsted’s Walney Extension, opened off the northwest coast of England in September.More: Britain blows past wind power generation recordlast_img read more


first_imgChicago-based Boeing was already contending with a drop in advance payments from customers of its 737 Max aircraft, grounded after two crashes. Now that plane is nearing a return to service at a time when few airlines want new aircraft.The collapse in long-range flying threatens another critical source of cash for Boeing: deliveries of its 787 Dreamliners, which can carry passengers from Sydney to Chicago without refueling.Boeing said it is closely monitoring the market and customer needs. The company has already drawn down $7.5 billion of the $13.8 billion it borrowed in January to help bolster cash until the Max is back in the market.“Managing our liquidity and balance sheet are key focus areas,” a spokesman said, adding that it will “assess all levers to help provide adequate liquidity as we navigate the current challenges.”During periods of tumult, Toulouse, France-based Airbus sets up what it describes as a “watch tower.” That involves devoting extra personnel to help distressed customers delay aircraft orders, as well as letting opportunistic buyers jump the line. The company was able to move more than 600 orders around in this way between 2009 and 2011, following the last global economic shock.The European plane manufacturer is using the same system to manage coronavirus impact, as “commercial, production and finance teams monitor a number of parameters on a daily, weekly and monthly basis,” a spokesman said.Plunging trafficAirline traffic is expected to contract this year for only the fourth time since the Great Depression, although the full impact will depend on how long the Covid-19 virus continues to spread, said Ron Epstein, an analyst with Bank of America Corp. Oil prices are also plunging after Saudi Arabia decided to remove pricing curbs, giving airlines less incentive to trade in older, less fuel-efficient models.“We’re deflating from a very high altitude and that’s concerning,” said Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst with Teal Group. “We’ve had one very bad year of traffic, and it’s going to be followed by an even worse year of traffic.”On the sidelines of last week’s ISTAT Americas conference of aircraft financiers, manufacturers and operators in Austin, Texas, executives looked for parallels to the industry slump that lasted two years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. During that span, the compound annual growth rate of revenue for Boeing and Airbus and their constellation of suppliers was about minus 11 percent, by Aboulafia’s calculation.The correction would be more devastating if airlines’ hadn’t already cut back because of other problems: The 737 Max grounding last year, industrial foul-ups that have delayed Airbus’s narrow-body jets and durability issues that have plagued the three major jet engine manufacturers, said consultant Adam Pilarski, former chief economist for McDonnell Douglas before it merged with Boeing.“If all the airplanes that were ordered that were supposed to be delivered would have come, this bubble would’ve been enormous,” Pilarski said. “But we started deflating it by having incompetent manufacturers. Luckily it’s all of them.”Airline failures?Still, United President Scott Kirby is among those warning there will be more airline failures, particularly outside of the U.S. When carriers shut down, they leave behind fleets of used planes – further crimping demand for new models.“Airlines are desperate to cut capacity, costs and crew, but cannot do it quickly enough,” said Shukor Yusof, founder of aviation consultant Endau Analytics in Malaysia. “There will soon be airlines going out of business.”Others are more optimistic, noting that other outbreaks ended in a matter of months, and pent-up demand for travel will return. Over more than a half century, commercial aviation has weathered so-called “black swan” events where air traffic stalls, only to come back stronger in the end, said John Plueger, CEO of Air Lease Corp., the largest publicly traded US aircraft lessor.“There’s no doubt in my mind that this, too, shall pass,” he said.But with China reeling and globalization waning, the 2020s are likely to be a sobering comedown from the frothy era that followed the 2008 financial crisis.“We’re into a decade of cooling the jets and sticking to the knitting,” Avolon’s Slattery said. “I think it’s a decade of growth, but I don’t think it’s the pace we saw over the last decade.” Boeing Co. and Airbus SE, which until recently couldn’t make planes fast enough to satisfy airlines, are suddenly contending with the opposite risk: churning out jets with no buyers.Demand for new aircraft is drying up as customers wary of the coronavirus shun air travel, ending the longest boom in aviation history. That 16-year surge began as airlines emerged from another infectious disease crisis, the one related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. Now the new virus points to leaner times.In less than a month, the tumult has clipped about US$175 billion in market value from the US aerospace industry, a critical source of American exports. And the future looks just as grim. Passenger revenues could drop as much as $113 billion this year if the virus spreads extensively, according to the International Air Transport Association, the largest global airline trade group. Topics :center_img “I personally think it will get worse before it gets better,” said Domhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon, the third-largest global aircraft leasing company.Boeing and Airbus, which were rolling in cash while airlines went on a $1.15 trillion buying binge stretching back to 2008, are now intently focused on preserving capital and avoiding making “white tails.” That’s the industry term for buyer-less aircraft. Even well heeled carriers such as Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc., are carefully assessing plans to add new jetliners.Travel restrictions related to the pandemic are preventing airline representatives from China, the biggest international market for new airplanes, from even visiting Boeing’s delivery center in Seattle or Airbus’s in France to test-fly and sign ownership papers for new jets.Other criseslast_img read more


first_imgWenger was impressed by Praet when Arsenal played Anderlecht in 2014 (Picture: Getty)In the end, Praet decided to swap Genk for Anderlecht so he could continue his studies, winning the Belgian Pro League three times after joining the first team, before moving to Sampdoria in 2016.Speaking about his time at Arsenal back in 2014, Praet told Belgian newspaper HLN: ‘I was 16 when I went to do a trial at Arsenal. I played a match with the reserves, I visited the training complex and I went through training with the first team. I never met Arsene Wenger. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Jun 2019 8:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Comment What Arsene Wenger has said previously about ‘physically weak’ Arsenal target Dennis Praet Praet tussles with Nacho Monreal in the Champions League five year ago (Picture: Getty)During those European clashes in 2014 – in which Anderlecht famously came from three goals down to draw at the Emirates – Wenger was asked about Praet’s brief time at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When he was 15 or 16 years old, he came with Kyle Ebecilio who, in between, went back to Holland,’ Wenger recalled.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘At the time, he was judged – I didn’t know he was here, I didn’t know him at the time – a bit weak physically.‘Since then he has developed well. I was honestly impressed by his performance when we played in the first game [which Arsenal won 2-1 in Anderlecht].’ The Belgian midfielder had a trial with the Gunners when he was a teenager (Picture: Getty)Sampdoria star and Arsenal target Dennis Praet was considered ‘physically weak’ when he failed to impress while on trial at the club as a teenager, Arsene Wenger has previously revealed.The Belgian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer along with Sampdoria teammate Joachim Anderson, with reports in Italy claiming the Gunners have proposed a £44million double deal.Praet is already familiar with the red half of north London, having spent time there on trial as a 16-year-old while he also played against Arsenal twice in the Champions League. Advertisement Praet has enjoyed a strong campaign with Sampdoria this past season (Picture: Getty)‘The move to Arsenal fell through because I gave priority to school. Absolutely 100% I wanted to finish my school and at Anderlecht I could make the perfect combination.’Praet made 37 appearances for a Sampdoria side that finished ninth in Serie A this past season, scoring two goals and laying on three assists, while he knows Arsenal star Lucas Torreira well and formed a strong partnership with the Uruguayan before he moved to the Emirates.More: SchoolMum finds girl, 6, rubbing talcum powder on her face to make herself whiteParents vow to homeschool son after headteacher bans face masks in classTrans boy, 17, waiting two and a half years to get an appointment at gender clinic Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThis home at Jillinda Pl, The Gap was the site of an alleged murder. Photo: realestate.com.auThe home is also the site of an alleged murder in October 2016 — a matter not disclosed in the online listing details.The marketing agents were contacted for comment, but declined to be interviewed. Stigmatised properties can leave potential buyers feeling cold, but are agents required to reveal a property’s dark past? Photo: Brian Cassey.You’ve found it, your dream home. Beautiful big bedrooms, views that go on forever and the price seems more than reasonable. The agent is also very keen to get you signed up, and there are surprisingly few locals competing to buy it.Now your ‘sixth sense’ is tingling and it’s because of something you’re unlikely to find on the sales brochure — a death in the home — and there’s no definitive requirement that the agent must disclose this.Antonia Mercorella, CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ), said the rules around stigmatised property, such as where someone has been murdered or committed suicide, are too muddy in Queensland.“There’s no checklist that tells agents what they must disclose, but as a general rule if something is likely to influence someone’s decision to buy a property — a ‘material fact’ — then it must be disclosed,” Ms Mercorella said.“The law does not specify what makes a material fact, but describes it as any fact that ‘may have a bearing on a reasonable person’s decision to proceed with a property transaction.’”According to the REIQ, common causes of stigma for properties include death, crime, unsavoury neighbours (such as sex offenders) and even the rumoured presence of ghosts.While property searches will reveal whether a home is subject to flooding or town planning restrictions, there’s no definitive public record that will confirm a home’s unsavoury past.“While having no physical impact on the property, stigmas can affect the way some people feel about the property psychologically. However, this is a very subjective issue and can be different from one person to the next. What one person finds a deal-breaker may not worry another person,” said Ms Mercorella.“For example, what if the previous owner died a peaceful death in their sleep after 40 happy years in the property? That is unlikely to influence many people’s buying decision. But for some cultures, if someone has died in the property, regardless of how the death occurred, it may be considered bad luck to live in that property. So, to them, it is a stigmatised property.”Ms Mercorella said changes to legislation would be welcome by her organisation.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“This is an area the REIQ feels that the Government should do more on and the REIQ is advocating for a specific disclosure regime,” she said.“It’s a difficult position for agents, vendors and buyers alike to navigate. More detail and greater specificity would help everyone.”Until such time, buyers must rely on their own research — which could include Googling news reports or asking neighbours about what has happened in a home.“In all instances, the REIQ strongly recommends that every buyer does their own research before buying a property. In real estate, the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) generally applies, which is why buyers do their own building and pest inspections, flood investigations, conveyancing checks and other due diligence.“Nothing is better than being well educated and well researched when you are looking at real estate to buy.”An example is a property in Jillinda Pl, The Gap — a two-storey, four bedroom home with pool and gardens in a quiet street currently seeking offers over $800,000. Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair last_img read more


first_imgTwo police officers have reportedly been shot dead by a suspected poacher in south-eastern Zimbabwe during a police raid.News24 reports that the police had received a tip-off that the village was harbouring poachers and weapons.The two police sergeants had handcuffed a 22-year old suspect, Chaita Simango and wanted to conduct a search of his house.The armed poacher is said to have been following the police’s conversation from inside the house. When Simango led the officers into the house, the suspect is said to have opened fire killing the officers and Simango instantly.A third police officer is reported to have escaped the shooting.Police are still hunting for the poacher who fled the scene after the murders.Zimbabwe is on high alert for poachers after 60 elephants were recently poisoned with cyanide in Hwange National Park, in the west of the country.There have been several other poisoning incidents reported in separate wildlife areas since September.last_img read more


first_imgLocalNews Delices residents asked to honor commitment to DOWASCO by: – September 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Hon. Amborse George. Photo credit: GIS (file photo)Residences of Delices have been told to honor their commitments to water company Dominca Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO).That call has come from Minister for Information, Telecommunication and Constituency Empowerment Ambrose George who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at the commissioning of the 2.8 million dollar water supply for Delices and neighboring villages on Wednesday. “So you the people in Delices, you are fortunate that you do not have to wait that long. What I can say is that you have the water cherish it, protect it and use it wisely. Also remember to pay your bill on time,” he said.Meantime George says the people of Delices have always had a history of cooperation.“I know that we have some very powerful agriculturist in the south east and we know that the farmers have over the years made a meaningful contribution to the gross domestic product,” he added.George also encouraged the people of that community to continue to invest in the agriculture sector in the country. Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 7 Views   no discussionslast_img read more


first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (Sept. 21) – It was championship night at RPM Speedway with three of the five track titles still up for grabs when the evening started.In the S & W Supply IMCA Modifieds, it was a two-car race for the championship as four points separated Corey Lagroon and Dylan Sherfick. Scott Brown took the lead at the start of the 20-lap feature with Tim Watts and Ronnie Hill in tow. Hill took over the top spot on the following lap.Hill led the field back to green following a lap eight caution, only to be passed by Travis Sherfick on lap nine. The red flag flew on the following lap when Teel flipped on the back straightaway. Teel was okay, but done for the night.Travis led the remaining distance to claim his third win of the year at Hays. Younger brother Dylan finished second. Lagroon’s third place finish was good enough to claim the track title. Watts and Hill completed the top five.In the Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Northern SportMod point standings, Tyler Frye entered the night with a seven point lead over Clay Money. Cody Pancake took the lead at the drop of the green and held onto the top spot through a couple of caution periods to lead at the halfway mark of the 15-lap A-main.Defending track champion Jake Krone took over the top spot on lap nine, but had to retire to the pits two laps later, handing the lead over to Frye. Frye held off the field to claim his sixth feature win and the track championship. Pancake finished in the runner-up spot followed by Kurtis Pihl, Dustin Daniels and Clay Sellard.The closest point race was in the Rebel Tank Service IMCA Hobby Stock division as G.W. Fuller held a slim two point advantage over Garrett Hager. Ron Wehling led the first two laps of the 15-lap feature before the first caution waved on lap three.When the green flag reappeared, Fuller shot to the lead. The caution flag waved several more times throughout the race, but Fuller was up to the task and was first to the checkers to get his first win at Hays this season, along with the track championship. Hager finished second with Aaron Gray, Kent Tammen and Leon Pfannenstiel rounding out the top five.At the start of the night, Jeff Tubbs already had the track championship wrapped up in the Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car division. Tubbs took over the race lead on lap eight when Geoff Jermark got high coming out of turn two and fell back to fourth.Tubbs went on to make his second appearance in victory lane at RPM Speedway this season. Nick Tubbs, Josh Hudson, Nolan Remus, and Jim Powell rounded out the top five. All Michael Smith had to do was take the green flag in the D K Ranch IMCA Sport Compact division to claim the track title. He did just that as he chased Monte Honas most of the feature.Honas held on to win his 10th feature of the year at Hays. Smith finished second followed by Dallas Dunn, Kirk Pfannenstiel and Tanner Chapin. Honas missed the first point night at Hays in April and finished 17 points behind Smith.Darren Unrein won the school bus feature.The evening’s race sponsor was Discovery Drilling.There was a special 50/50 raffle with the track’s proceeds going to the Chloe Medina medical fund. Chloe is 18 months old, was recently diagnosed with pre-leukemia and will have to travel for treatments. The winner donated his portion back to the fund, so at the end of the evening over $1,000 was raised.The season finale will be the annual Fall Nationals on October 10-12. The Sport Compacts will run a full show on Thursday night with $300 to the winner. The remaining four classes will compete on Friday and Saturday nights. The Modified feature winner will collect $5,000 and qualify for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Stock Cars will race for a $3,000 winner’s share, the SportMods $2,000 and Hobby Stocks $1,000. Race time on Thursday & Friday will be 7 p.m. and 6 on Saturday.last_img read more