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Spanish sail training ship concludes 88th cruise

first_img View post tag: Spanish Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish sail training ship concludes 88th cruise View post tag: Juan Sebastián de Elcano Authorities Spanish sail training ship concludes 88th cruise Share this article View post tag: Training December 23, 2016 Midshipmen aboard the Spanish Navy’s training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano concluded the 88th training cruise by docking in Cadiz, Spain, on Friday.The purpose of these training cruises is to contribute to the nautical, military, social and human instruction of Spanish Navy midshipmen (future officers).The training ship itself represents the state, promoting diplomatic relations while visiting different ports during her training cruises.Sailors aboard the Juan Sebastián de Elcano visited Lisbon (Portugal), Las Palmas (Canary Islands), Praia (Cape Verde), Salvador de Bahía and Recife in Brazil, Dakar (Senegal), Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canary Islands) and Casablanca (Morocco), and sailed more than 9,000 nautical miles during the latest cruise.Juan Sebastián de Elcano is a four-masted training schooner whose mission is to get midshipmen acquainted with first hand seafaring experience. During the cruise they continue with their 4th year studies on board, mainly with subjects related to navigation, astronomy, meteorology, maneuver and English language among others.last_img read more

Watch Aqueous Crush “Origami” In New Pro-Shot, In-Studio Video

first_imgAqueous is, simply, an impressively tight young band. They have honed their craft both in the studio and in the live setting, delivering a high level of musicianship and attention to detail that sets them apart from many of their peers. This honing of their craft is obvious in their new, in-studio video, released last week on JamBase. The band invited a professional film crew into the studio to capture them playing the high-octane song, multi-sectional masterpiece “Origami”.The band showcases a ton of energy, with guitarist Mike Gantzer leading the charge, delivering a ton of tasty guitar licks throughout the song. Dave Loss holds down rhythm guitar, linking up with Gantzer for an awesome harmonized, dual-guitar effect. Evan McPhaden is rock-solid on the bass, directing the ship as Gantzer and Loss wail away, while drummer Rob Houk gives a master class in tightness during the eleven minute performance.Take a look at the awesomeness of Aqueous for yourself, with the “Origami” video embedded below for your viewing pleasure.There’s no better time than now to catch Aqueous live in action. Check them out with Mungion on 12/28 for a post-Phish after-show. Tickets available here. See below for their full fall tour schedule.last_img read more

Dead & Company Is Planning To “Let Oteil Sing” Lead This Summer

first_imgDead & Company are officially in rehearsal, as Oteil Burbridge has excitedly been posting updates on his Instagram. The Allman Brothers/Aquarium Rescue Unit bassist plays an instrumental role in the revitalization of Grateful Dead music, alongside John Mayer who also unexpectedly spreads the gospel of Jerry to all those who listen. After their debut summer tour together last year, the group is undoubtedly working up new ways to diversify the enormous songbook before they return to the road later this month.In a post from Oteil on Instagram, he writes “Somebody might be getting to sing lead this summer…..” with a picture of him standing up to the microphone. While nothing in Grateful Dead world is matter of fact until it happens, this hint is an exciting step forward in the evolution of the O-Zone.Over the course of his tenure with Dead & Company, Burbridge has evolved from bass player to an official member of the Rhythm Devils; then stepping forward to provide vocal harmonies, into singing entire verses. These advancements can only happen with the respect of his fellow Grateful Dead brethren, who now welcome Oteil with open arms. I mean, who couldn’t?We’ve seen Burbridge take lead vocals on “Dark Star” with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead before, and of course in the various musical scenarios the bassist finds himself in across the country, including the unforgettable “Scarlet>Fire” with the Daze Between Band in New Orleans earlier this month. A singing Oteil isn’t new, but fans take pride in seeing it happen after the invention of a “Let Oteil Sing” shirt that’s circulated the scene since the beginning of Dead & Company.Oteil Burbridge Opens Up About Playing With Joe Russo’s Almost DeadOf course the shirt idea started with the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well tour, when fans successfully circulated a “Let Trey Sing” shirt during Anastasio’s turn with the Grateful Dead. It became such a hot commodity, that even Bob Weir was seen wearing the shirt during the final night’s encore in Chicago.The “Let Oteil Sing” shirt originated at the beginning of Dead & Company tour, with all proceeds from shirt sales going to to the charity of Oteil’s choice: Gorilla Doctors. Gorilla Doctors is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving wild mountain and eastern lowland (or Grauer’s) gorillas through life-saving veterinary medicine and a One Health approach. Its international team of veterinarians is the only group providing these critically endangered animals with direct, hands-on care in the wild, and Oteil’s wife, Jessica Burbridge, is the Director of Marketing. Read more about their incredible work on the Gorilla Doctors website.With Dead & Company tour just around the corner, we can’t wait to see what Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzman, Mickey Hart, and company have in store.last_img read more

Summer Arrives Today

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – Today marks the first official day of Summer and it will definitely feel like it featuring sunshine, warmth, and scattered chances for pop-up thunderstorms.For Saturday, partly cloudy skies, scattered pop-up thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. These storms will be slow movers with the potential for localized flooding. Highs today in the lower to mid-80’s.Saturday night, partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Otherwise lows tonight in the lower-60’s.Sunday will be a near repeat of Saturday. Partly cloudy, slight chance for a pop-up scattered storm. It will be a bit warmer, with highs reaching the upper-80’s. Monday this pattern continues, before a cold front passes by on Tuesday increasing the chances for badly needed rain across the region. Behind the front, temperatures cool off for mid-week into the 70’s.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.last_img read more

Gas pipeline setbacks pushing U.S. utilities to embrace renewables, analysts say

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Legal challenges halted several major pipeline projects across the U.S. in recent days, underscoring a seismic shift facing the U.S. utility industry: the rise of renewables as a potentially less costly and risky alternative to fossil fuels.Over the weekend Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, two of the country’s biggest utilities, canceled their Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, citing costs that have ballooned to as much as $8 billion and ongoing legal challenges from landowners and environmental groups. The pipeline’s legal challenges include an April federal court decision overturning Nationwide Permit 12, a federal permit authority allowing pipelines to cross waterways and wetlands, which threatens the viability of projects including the massive Keystone XL oil pipeline.Then on Monday the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down its oil shipments from the North Dakota shale fields by next month for failure to meet federal permitting requirements. The decision is a blow to the Trump administration, which reversed an Obama administration decision to deny the permits.For utilities and energy companies, the mounting challenges to pipeline projects may serve as an incentive to shift from plans to rely on natural gas as a bridge fuel, and toward a less risky role building ratepayer-financed electric infrastructure to serve an increasingly renewable-powered grid, analysts say.“If you look at the last six to seven years, electric utilities were seeking to acquire gas utilities as a hedge against anemic electric load growth,” Rob Rains, analyst at Washington Analysis, said in a Monday interview. Today, “companies like Duke, Southern Company, Dominion, are moving back to electric, in the face of sustained public policy and consumer interest in low-carbon energy.” Beyond public pressure, there may be a growing economic incentive for utilities to shift from natural gas to renewable electricity. “The costs keep dropping” for renewable energy, Rains said. And regulated utilities that earn a guaranteed rate of return on electric infrastructure investments have an interest in expanding that rate base via large-scale projects, he said. In a Sunday statement, the CEOs of Duke and Dominion expressed regret for canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which they said would have brought much-needed reliable and cost-effective energy supplies to their regions. At the same time, both utilities are increasingly looking to renewable energy to supply a significant portion of their future power supplies, both because the states they operate in are increasingly demanding it and because it’s becoming an increasingly more cost-effective alternative.[Jeff St. John]More: As fossil fuel pipelines fall to opposition, utilities see renewable energy as safe bet Gas pipeline setbacks pushing U.S. utilities to embrace renewables, analysts saylast_img read more

Vigil Saturday for Ecuadorian Immigrant Killed 5 Years Ago

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Marcelo Lucero, the Ecuadorian immigrant killed in a hate crime five years ago, will be remembered Saturday during a vigil near the Long Island Rail Road tracks where he was stabbed by seven teenagers.The vigil, which begins at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvadorian church, Iglesia Evangelica Refugio, ends a weeklong series of events promoting respect and human rights in Suffolk County, organizers said.“The Culture of Hope and Peace vigil will remember Marcelo, as well as all other victims of hate crimes,” organizers said in a press release. “It will serve further to lay the foundation for the continuation of efforts to establish respect and understanding between the diverse groups of people who reside in Suffolk County, including immigrants.”Lucero’s brother, Joselo, will be in attendance, as will family, friends and leaders of different faiths. Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri is also expected to attend.The service will be followed by a candlelight procession to the spot where Lucero died, organizers said.last_img read more

Value is in the added security

first_imgby: Brandon KuehlCost concerns, delays in smoothing out technical details and hold-ups among plastic card suppliers have slowed some community financial institutions’ (FIs’) transition to EMV chip cards. However, there remains strong value in being proactive when it comes to an EMV chip card conversion. That value is in the added security offered by chip technology, making cardholders more likely to pull the card from their wallets first.Below are some factors for community FIs to remember when looking at their own EMV implementation timeline:Don’t wait — Communicate your plans to your vendors sooner rather than later. Queues are long and likely to get longer.Consider mass reissuance — Mass reissuance wasn’t common for credit programs converting to EMV. However, it will likely be more common with debit cards due to the volume of cards and the quickly approaching liability shift date.Don’t panic — Many merchants are in the same boat (it’s estimated just 34 percent of retailers will be EMV ready by October 2015). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Bringing top business schools to your credit union team

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Look around the average college classroom and you’ll see varying levels of commitment from students. Some aren’t there; some are sleeping; some are watching YouTube videos; and some are fully engaged.Look around the classroom during a CUES institute at a top business school and you’ll see cream-of-the-crop current and emerging leaders listening, taking notes, sharing ideas, debating issues, and even laughing in the process. Notably, this kind of collaborative learning is not possible in other industries.Being able to describe such a classroom situation, plus CUES’ own track record of working with top tier business schools, is key to CUES’ ability to build new institute relationships with highly regarded universities, according to Christopher Stevenson, CIE, CUES’ SVP/chief learning officer.“We start with an idea for a program based on a need in the industry,” he explains. “Based on the concept, I check the readily available business school ratings for the topic under consideration. For example, when I was developing CUES’ new Strategic Innovation Institute, both MIT and Stanford—where the institute’s segments are now offered—stood out.” continue reading »last_img read more

What makes a great brand?

first_imgIn fact, before attempting to answer this question, it’s probably important to define what, exactly, a brand is? For me a brand is the complete experience and manifestation that a company produces, and how it is then internalized by the consumer. Candidly, that’s a little bit vapid when you consider that piles of business books and courses have been written and conducted to explain what a true brand is. Still, the brand is the experience that a consumer has when it comes to product, price, promotion and place.Now, what brand is truly “great” in your estimation? It’s not always the biggest, the most profitable or the most well known. One could argue that you would need to hit those three mountaintops to be considered “great,” and that’s fair enough. Does size make a brand great? I know many great brands that many of you would question. Some think Apple is a great brand. Many hate it. Same could be said for just about any brand. Still… let’s push on this together: What makes a great brand?Let’s make a list of what makes a brand great… continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PSG say goodbye to ‘legend’ Thiago Silva as Chelsea move awaits

first_imgSilva, 35, underwent a medical in London on Thursday and is expected to sign a two-year deal with Chelsea, according to reports in Britain.The Brazil center-back enjoyed eight trophy-laden years with the French champions, winning the Ligue 1 title seven times and five French Cups while making 315 appearances for PSG.Silva could become the latest signing for Chelsea in a busy close season that has seen the arrivals of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr. The Blues are also interested in Bayer Leverkusen rising star Kai Havertz. Paris Saint-Germain paid a fond tribute to departing captain Thiago Silva on Thursday, calling him “one of the greats” ahead of a reported move to Premier League side Chelsea.”Thiago, thank you for eight years of unforgettable memories, leadership and commitment. You are one of the greats and your legendary status at PSG will live forever,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in a club statement.”My very best wishes to you and your family for your new adventures, you will always be part of our family and our history, Merci Captain.” Topics :last_img read more