Colorado funk mainstays The Motet have announced a new batch of fall 2018 tour dates which will surround their previously announced four-night Halloween run.The tour will kick off on September 24th in Chico, CA before heading to the Midwest for shows in Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; and Covington, KY alongside Chicago-based jam quartet, Mungion. From there, the band heads south for an “evening with” performance in Asheville, NC and a show at Athens, GA’s Georgia Theatre with Keller Williams.After a two-week break, The Motet will return to the road with their four-night, four-city Halloween run, featuring an All Hallows Eve late-night show at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas after Phish‘s performance at the MGM Grand followed by shows in Los Angeles, CA, Solana Beach, CA, and Phoenix, AZ with Seattle-based seven-piece, The Dip, over the next three nights.The following weekend, The Motet will head to the east coast for a two-night run at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl alongside Kat Wright on night one and Funky Dawgz Brass Band on night two. The weekend after that, they’ll return home to the Rockies for their “Hometown Hustle” featuring two nights at The Ogden Theatre supported by Escort and Cory Wong, respectively. Finally, the tour will wrap up with two more Mungion-assisted shows in Milwaukee, WI, and Minneapolis, MN.On July 27th and 28th, The Motet will mount their first-ever festival, Motet on the Mesa, at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in Taos, New Mexico. You can read drummer Dave Watts and vocalist Lyle Divinsky‘s thoughts on the upcoming event, their recent Red Rocks show, and more here.See below for a list of The Motet’s 2018 fall tour dates. For more information, or for a full list of upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.The Motet Fall 2018 Tour Dates*with Mungion^with The Dip9/24 – Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Brewery10/3 – Detroit, MI – El Club *10/4 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection *10/5 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall *10/6 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater *10/12 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station10/13 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre w/ Keller Williams10/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (Late Night)11/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom ^11/2 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up ^11/3 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^11/9 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl w/ Kat Wright11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl w/ Funky Dawgz Brass Band11/16 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre w/ Escort11/17 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre w/ Cory Wong11/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *11/20 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *View Fall Tour Dates
Anthony Jowid, COO and a Principal of Allied Argenta, spoke Friday on the future of affordable housing in the U.S., in the final installment of the Ten Years Hence speaker series sponsored by the O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program.Jowid said Allied Argenta, a real estate development company which acquires, renovates and manages apartments throughout the western United States, works to address the lack of affordable housing in the country.“There is one affordable and available unit for every 100 households that need that unit,” Jowid said. “There’s about 11.5 million households that need this and about 100,000 available units. That’s a very huge gap.”While the company is focused on improving the living standards for its low income housing tenants, it also adheres to a triple bottom line policy, which promotes social and environmental development while maintaining profitability.“You can think of it as people, planet, profit, the three pillars of sustainability,” he said. “So although we are mission driven, we also are a for-profit company, so we are interested in making money.”Jowid said in the affordable housing industry, the developer-owners undertake all aspects of the project.“The developer-owners take all the risks,” Jowid said. “We actually do the construction, we build the project, and we asset manage the project and are responsible to ensure that the place is a good place and sustainable.”Jowid said the quality of affordable housing has improved since the government handed over development projects to the private, public and non-profit sectors.“Before, you had the government taking out taxpayer dollars and using that money to build and to manage affordable housing,” Jowid said. “They’ve realized that the private sectors are better at this than they are.”In addition to being run by the private sector, affordable housing is now funded by a tax credit-based program known as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Jowid said.“These tax credits are awarded to states by the government, and these tax credits are used as the equity,” he said. “Basically what the government has allowed investors to do is lower their tax liability by investing in these companies.”Jowid said Allied Argenta invests millions of dollars per housing development to ensure that the buildings not only meet basic standards but are also energy efficient.“In our homes, we install energy efficient windows, doors, HVACs, water systems, roofs — all the things that allow there to be greater energy efficiency and sustainability,” Jowid said. “Not only is it good for the environment, it’s good for the tenants living in the apartments.”Jowid said high quality affordable housing provides social programs for tenants to build a strong sense of community.“There are service coordinators onsite providing opportunities for financial planning, after-school and athletic programs, to ensure that they are happy and healthy environment,” Jowid said.The common misconception is affordable housing recipients do not contribute to the economy, but Jowid said the majority of tenants have jobs.“Most of these tenants do work,” he said. “They are earning income. They are paying for their housing units. But because they make a small amount of money, they’re paying a lower amount for their rent.”Jowid said governmental reform to the current housing system will provide homes to those who have traditionally struggled to secure housing, including victims of domestic abuse.“There are housing reforms that are taking place to protect the people who are living in these communities, to ensure that these people can have access to these communities and can remain in them,” he said.Tags: affordable housing, Allied Argenta, Anthony Jowid, O’Brien-Smith Leadership Program, Ten Years Hence
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Belgian renewable energy firm Elicio NV said on Friday its 42 megawatt (MW) Alibunar wind farm in northern Serbia will start operating in October and help the Balkan country diversify its energy mix and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The wind farm, which has 21 wind turbines provided by German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, is the first large-scale farm to connect on Serbia’s grid. Elicio NV already operates the 8 MW Malibunar wind farm in Serbia.The Alibunar farm, was built at a cost of 80 million euros ($93.60 million), financed mainly through a syndicated loan provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a number of commercial banks, a spokeswoman for Elicio’s Serbian branch told Reuters.The project will help reduce Serbia’s carbon emissions by more than 120,000 tonnes per year.She said the company has earned a status of a temporary privileged electricity producer and signed a power purchase agreement with the state-run power utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) for 12 years.Serbia, which produces 70 percent of its energy from coal and the rest from hydropower, aims to generate 27 percent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2020. The country’s energy minister said this week it will have 500 MW of installed wind power capacity by 2020.More: Serbia’s first large-scale wind farm to start in October Serbia’s first utility-scale wind farm to open in October
As more consumers express interest in digital wallet options, financial institutions (FIs) should evaluate their own approaches to these offerings. Recent research predicts more than 100 million people around the world will use a mobile device to make a purchase this year, suggesting forward-thinking FIs should tap into this audience. Many of these consumers have different devices, however, which may require offering several wallet options.FIs choosing to provide consumers with more than one digital wallet option face a challenge when determining the best ways to market them. Each digital wallet has different features, capabilities and nuances. Before diving into a full-scale marketing effort, FIs should consider the following best practices for digital wallet marketing:Use simple, direct language. Make sure to include terms and phrases consumers will understand such as “paying with your phone.” Technical jargon, like “tokenization,” “NFC” and “Host Card Emulation,” may confuse consumers. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
She added: “I only train around 20 horses, and to be on the biggest stage in the biggest handicap pre-Christmas is very special.“We are rubbing shoulders with the likes of Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson – what she has done for my career so far is phenomenal, and hopefully we can create more memories at Cheltenham later this month.”The Venetia Williams-trained Aso heads the weights on 11st 12lb for the £130,000 contest, while Nicholls’ seven entries this year include the sponsor’s 6-1 joint-favourite Saint Sonnet (11st 1lb), who has not raced since finishing seventh behind Samcro in the Marsh Novices’ Chase at the Festival.A strong team for Nicholls also features Haldon Gold Cup victor Greaneteen (11st 5lb ex 5lb penalty), recent Chepstow scorer Grand Sancy (11st 3lb) and last year’s runner-up Brelan D’As (10st 11lb).Imperial Aura (Kim Bailey) shares favouritism and will shoulder a minimum of 11st 11lb following a comeback success in the Listed Colin Parker Memorial Chase at Carlisle on Sunday.The prolific seven-year-old ran three times at Cheltenham last season and ended the campaign with victory in the Listed Northern Trust Company Novices’ Handicap Chase at the big meeting in the spring.Nigel Twiston-Davies is the most successful current trainer in the Paddy Power Gold Cup, with four wins. The Gloucestershire handler’s three entries include second-season chasers Al Dancer (11st 8lb) and Good Boy Bobby (11st), who have been in winning action this season at Newton Abbot and Bangor respectively.Harry Whittington’s Simply The Betts (11st 11lb) could face Happy Diva again – with other names to note including Mister Fisher (11st 9lb), one of four entries for Nicky Henderson, and Kauto Star Novices’ Chase victor Slate House (Colin Tizzard, 11st 6lb). Happy Diva is ready to defend her crown in next week’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.The Kerry Lee-trained mare proved a neck too strong for Brelan D’As 12 months ago, and later went close to a famous Cheltenham double when second to Simply The Betts in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase in March.- Advertisement – The nine-year-old was fifth on her return to action in a Listed handicap chase at Wetherby last week.Bradbury Star was the last back-to-back winner of the feature race at Cheltenham’s November meeting, back in 1993 and 1994, but Lee reports her stable star – who has been allotted 11st 5lb – in good order.She said: “Happy Diva has come out of Wetherby in fine fettle. She will come on plenty for that run, and the Paddy Power Gold Cup is once again the aim.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We were delighted with Wetherby, because she showed every inch of her usual zest and enthusiasm for the game.“She is a fantastic horse, and we are lucky to have her. She is so consistent and professional – she is just a pleasure to have in the yard.“It was very special to see her win the Paddy Power Gold Cup, and hopefully she can go close again.”- Advertisement –
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But Fauci added he did not strictly consider the ongoing rise in cases a “wave.” “It was a surge or a resurgence of infections superimposed upon a baseline,” he said.”If you look at the graphs from Europe, the European Union as an entity, it went up and then came down to the baseline. Now they’re having little blips, as you might expect, as they try to reopen. We went up, never came down to baseline, and now we’re surging back up.”The death toll from the virus in the US hit 130,000 Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, and the number of infections is nearing three million. The United States is still “knee-deep” in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country’s top infectious diseases expert said Monday.Anthony Fauci said the number of cases had never reached a satisfactory baseline before the current resurgence, which officials have warned risks overwhelming hospitals in the country’s south and west.”It’s a serious situation that we have to address immediately,” Fauci said in a web interview with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins. A worrying number of new cases were reported amid a resurgence that has forced several states to suspend phased economic reopenings.Fauci, who heads America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a leading member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has become a trusted face in the administration’s battle against the epidemic.The US is the world’s hardest-hit nation from the virus and has been struggling to come to grips with a new normal of social distancing and mask-wearing. Officials have warned that some of the country’s hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients.Hospital beds are full in parts of Texas, while calls for fresh stay-at-home orders are growing. Some mayors have said their cities reopened too early as Trump tries to downplay the severity of the crisis, prioritizing economic reopening instead. Topics :
Indonesia’s economy could contract more than expected if the coronavirus pandemic remains uncontrolled, as Southeast Asia’s largest economy faces an “uneven and volatile” economic recovery, the World Bank says.The Washington, DC-based development bank now projects Indonesia’s economy to contract by 1.6 percent this year under the baseline scenario; in June it had projected zero growth. However, the economy may contract even by 2 percent if the country fails to control the pandemic, according to the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update published on Tuesday.“It is in countries like Indonesia and the Philippines that recovery will be much slower, because they have not succeeded in controlling the disease,” World Bank East Asia Pacific chief economist Aaditya Mattoo said during a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.&… Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Google Linkedin Log in with your social account World-Bank economic-contraction COVID-19 Indonesia pandemic poverty finance-ministry