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March 2, 2021

All-Star Purple Party To Pay Tribute To Prince At Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018

first_imgThe fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.One set we’re particularly excited for is The Purple Party, a tribute to Minnesota’s favorite son, Prince. After an instant-classic, sold-out late-night performance in New Orleans during this year’s Jazz Fest, the Purple Party is coming together once more to pay their respects to The Purple One. For this special tribute, an all-star cast of incredible funk players will assemble, including MonoNeon, Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy), Will Trask (Great American Taxi), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Casey Russell (the Magic Beans).Casey Russell, firebrand keyboard player for Colorado’s Magic Beans, will once again serve as the musical director for the Purple Party set. As Russell told us ahead of the band’s debut Prince tribute in New Orleans,I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, land of the purple funk, which also happens to be the home of Bob Dylan. Prince and Bob are two of the most influential musicians of all time. I grew up about five minutes from Loring Park, where Prince recorded the infamous Loring Park Sessions at the age of 19, and 15 minutes from his famous Paisley Park Studios. In Minneapolis, we show unconditional love for Prince. It’s an honor for me to be able to pay tribute to his music in such a capacity.He continued, adding:[Prince’s] music has always been a huge inspiration. If you know me, you know I love funk. Prince’s inspirations were all the old school funk cats, like Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, etc. He was able to expand upon their music, creating a sound of his own that would influence generations to follow. I’m a part of one of those generations. Prince has played a huge part in informing my decision on what’s funky or dope. Also, shout out to my dad, Jimmy Russell, who had the incredible opportunity to play with Prince in 1999 (and on the song “1999”) on New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis alongside George Clinton, Morris Day, and The New Power Generation. I was just a kid, but Prince has been on my radar ever since that night.For the upcoming Purple Party set at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, Russell has brought together a truly all-star group of performers, recruiting members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Allen Stone, Turkuaz, Great American Taxi, and Mama Magnolia.Notably, the eccentric fan-favorite bassist, MonoNeon, will also be on hand to pay his respects to Prince—a particularly special addition to the lineup, given that MonoNeon served as Prince’s final bassist before the legendary music icon’s untimely death in April of 2016. You can check out footage from the Purple Party’s NOLA debut in May below, and head here for more information on Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018.Purple Party – “Purple Rain” – Maison – New Orleans, LA – 5/6/2018[Video: RexAVision]last_img read more

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September 21, 2020

Wenger gunning to fill gap on CV

first_img Press Association Manager Arsene Wenger feels Arsenal could emerge as serious contenders for the Champions League this season – provided they can get out of the toughest of groups which continues with the visit of Napoli on Tuesday night. The Gunners host Rafael Benitez’s side looking to record a second win in Group F which would put them in a strong position before the double-header with last season’s beaten finalists, Borussia Dortmund. With Arsenal now looking set to challenge again following the club-record £43million signing of Mesut Ozil which has helped them climb to the top of the Barclays Premier League, Wenger believes confidence of that illusive European title could grow with continued progress. “It is something I miss that I will try to fight very hard to fill my CV with,” said Wenger, whose last taste of silverware was the 2005 FA Cup. “But you play against Barcelona, Bayern (Munich), Real Madrid – every year they are there with a chance. “You always think ‘let’s do it’ every year, and one year it will go for you, so let’s hope it will be this year. The competition is higher than ever.” Wenger added: “If we get out of the group I would say we have a chance (to win the trophy) – but what we have to show is that we have the strength. “It is difficult to predict because after the group stage, it is a cup (competition) and then it is about who is available who is fit and who isn’t, you cannot plan.” Wenger has played down talk of his side already being in the driving seat for the Premier League title as “absolutely ridiculous”. Asked, though, if there was any weighting on domestic or European glory, and the Gunners boss replied. “You don’t choose like that. You just want to do well. “No matter what I get, I take it.” More pressing, though, is the immediate challenge presented by last season’s Serie A runners-up, who have moved to strengthen the squad significantly following the £53million sale of Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain. Benitez has brought in the likes of Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon from Real Madrid and former Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina. Napoli beat Dortmund 2-1 at home on Matchday One and have opened their domestic campaign with five wins and a draw from six Serie A games. Wenger said: “We will be faithful to what we do in the Champions League and try to have the ball. “We know as well that the way we stop them from counter attacking is vital as that is their strength.” Arsenal will again rely on France striker Olivier Giroud to lead the attack. Wenger believes there is more to come from the former Montpellier frontman who arrived last summer. The Arsenal manager said: “Giroud is already (one of the leading strikers in Europe). I just think will he improve, be better in all the aspects of his game? As long as all the aspects are there, the attitude is there as well, then at 27 you always think the best years are coming for him now.” last_img read more

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January 3, 2020

Murrays ready for son to shine in L.A.

first_imgFor Brady Murray, it seemed that day would be extra special. In June of 2003, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Kings, the team coached by his father. The family reunion made for a nice storyline but immediately felt awkward to Brady. He loved his father but he didn’t want to work for him. “The day I was drafted, it was a great day, but I looked at the situation thinking people were going to look at me and say, `The only reason he is there is because of his father,”‘ Murray said. “That really bothered me. No one ever said that to me directly, but you hear things.” When Murray makes his North American NHL debut today, his father indeed will be watching – from the other side of the ice. Andy Murray, fired by the Kings toward the end of the 2005-06 season, now coaches the St. Louis Blues, the Kings’ opponent at Staples Center. The Murrays will become the fourth father-son combo ever to face each other in an NHL game as head coach and player, according to Elias Sports Bureau. They follow Bob Johnson and Mark Johnson, Bill Dineen and Gord Dineen, and Rick Wilson and Landon Wilson. “It’s kind of funny how it ended up,” Brady Murray said. “My dad and I looked at the schedule when it came out and saw this game, but we weren’t really concerned. I was worried about making the team.” It wasn’t clear Murray would be on the Kings until the final roster cuts before heading to London last week. He averaged nearly 12 minutes as the fourth-line center in the two games in London, his first two in the NHL, and drew praise from Coach Marc Crawford for showing “a lot of spark and energy.” Andy Murray was able to watch the games on tape. “When I saw him play his first shift, to be honest, it was kind of emotional,” Andy Murray said. “My father was a hockey fanatic and he’s no longer with us. I thought about how special it would have been for him to see Brady out there.” Brady Murray was 15 years old when his father took over as coach of the Kings in 1999. Though he remained with his mother, Ruth, in Minnesota, Brady spent many of his high school vacations in Los Angeles, soaking up the atmosphere around the Kings players and coaches in the locker room and on the ice during his father’s nearly seven-year run with the team. He probably spent more time around the Kings in high school than in the four years after being drafted. After his selection, Brady Murray spent two years in college at North Dakota and then two years in Switzerland, where he was when he found out about his father’s firing. At that point, the Kings hadn’t shown much interest in Brady and his father was no longer around. But he stuck with his goal to make the team and went about impressing the new regime. “For him to have the chance to be on the ice with Rob Blake, Jaroslav Modry, Lubomir Visnovsky, Derek Armstrong and other veteran guys after admiring them so much when he was younger is pretty special,” Andy Murray said. “He’s been a King all the way through. “There was never any wavering with that.” Growing up, Brady was always coached by others while his father was at his different coaching stops around the NHL. When Andy tried to provide advice, he resisted. “He’d always say, `You’re my dad, not my coach,”‘ Ruth Murray said. Their relationship changed in Brady’s two years in Switzerland, and they spoke regularly during training camp last month with Brady asking for advice. “I knew that would happen when Brady matured,” Ruth Murray said, “that he’d take advantage of his father’s expertise. They’ve talked a lot the last few weeks about lineups. Andy knows a lot of the players.” The topics of conversation have been different this week. “He’s an opponent now so he’s not going to give me any trade secrets,” Andy Murray said. “We’ll probably have the chance to go to dinner (Friday), and we won’t be talking a lot of hockey.” The father and son are trying to pass it off as another game. Brady said he is thinking of it more as his first regular-season home game in the NHL. “The only team I’ll be watching will be my team,” Andy Murray said. “I won’t focus my attention on him at all. We’ve got a job to do. I won’t know how he played until I watch the tape after the game.” The game might be most difficult for Ruth, who is flying in with Andy’s mother for the game. “It would be nice to remain neutral but I’m not going to hope for a tie,” Ruth Murray said. “I’ll probably hope Andy gets a couple of points (with a St. Louis win) but Brady does well and isn’t too nervous playing his first game.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Kings center will be battling his father in North American debut. By Matthew Kredell STAFF WRITER Ask any professional athlete to name the best moments of his life and the day he was drafted is sure to make the top 10. last_img

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December 18, 2019

21 nominations for South Africa’s new public protector

first_imgTwenty-one nominations have been received to fill the Office of the Public Protector, the Ad Hoc Committee, established to facilitate the appointment, announced on 22 June 2016.Dr Makhosi Khoza, the chairperson of the committee, said nominations had largely come from members of the public. “The Ad Hoc Committee has thus far received 21 nominations and applications for the position of public protector,” she said.Current Public Protector Thuli Madonsela came into office in 2009. Her term ends in October. According to the Constitution, a public protector can only serve a single term.“The nominations received included, amongst others, the current standing public protector [Madonsela] and her deputy advocate, Kevin Malunga… Advocate Madonsela’s name was nominated despite the legislative constraints which limits an incumbent to occupying the office for only one term,” she said.Chair thanks public for their nominations and their interest in the process, says amongst the nomintations are current PP and her deputy.— Bua Mzansi (@buamzansi) June 22, 2016TimelinesThe committee advertised the position on 3 June in major national, regional and local newspapers, on radio stations and on Parliament’s multimedia platforms. Members of the public were invited to nominate candidates, and are welcome to comment or object between 27 June and 1 July 2016.Candidates will be shortlisted in July and interviewed in August, with a report of a preferred nominee tabled to the National Assembly on 31 August 2016. The nominee needs the support of more than 60% of National Assembly members before the president isable to act on the selection.“All nominations and applications will be published in the week after the 24 June deadline,” Khoza said. “The names will be made public on the Parliament website and social media platforms and there will be an e-mail address where people can send their comments or objections.” What is the Public Protector?The Office of the Public Protector was set up in terms of South Africa’s Constitution to investigate complaints against state agencies or officials. It is one of the country’s Chapter Nine institutions, established after the Constitution came into effect in February 1997 to safeguard human rights and democracy. Others include the South African Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Gender Equality, and the Office of the Auditor-General.The Public Protector is subject only to the Constitution and the law and is independent of government and any political party. Anyone can complain to the Public Protector, and no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of its office. It cannot, however, investigate the judicial functions of courts or the private sector.The Public Protector has been described as a referee, tasked with looking at all sides of a problem. If the complaint is justified, a solution is put forward, which may include recommending changes to the system.The Public Protector can also report a matter to Parliament, which will then debate the matter and see to it that the protector’s recommendations are followed.Source: South African Government News Agency and South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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December 16, 2019

Do I Need a Vapor Retarder?

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img UPDATED on May 15, 2015Every couple of weeks, someone sends me an e-mail with a description of a proposed wall assembly and an urgent question: “Do I need a vapor retarder?” Energy experts have been answering the same question, repeatedly, for at least thirty years. Of course, even though I sometimes sigh when I read this recurring question, it’s still a perfectly good question.The short answer is: if your wall doesn’t have a vapor retarder, there is no need to worry. Builders worry way too much about vapor diffusion and vapor retarders. It’s actually very rare for a building to have a problem caused by vapor diffusion.A while back, I collected seven questions about vapor diffusion, and published them (along with my answers) in a blog called “Vapor Retarders and Vapor Barriers.” Since new questions keep showing up in my In box, I decided it was time for another Q&A roundup on vapor diffusion. Here are nine more questions on the topic.A. Water vapor is water in a gaseous state — that is, water that has evaporated. It is invisible. It is present in the air we inhale, and (in even greater concentrations) in the air we exhale.When this invisible water vapor moves through building materials, the phenomenon is called vapor diffusion.A. In the 1970s and early ’80s, builders were taught that it was important to install a vapor barrier (usually, polyethylene sheeting) on the warm-in-winter side of wall insulation and ceiling insulation. Most textbooks and magazines explained that a vapor barrier was needed to keep the walls dry during the winter, and that walls without vapor barriers would get wet.This was bad advice, for several reasons. First of all, outward vapor diffusion through walls during the winter almost never leads… last_img read more

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December 9, 2019

5 Reasons Your Prospect Doesn’t Buy (And What To Do About Them)

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Yesterday I had a Facebook chat exchange with my friend, Chris. We were chatting about why people who know they need to change don’t buy when what is being sold will help them. Here are five reasons your prospective clients don’t buy and some ideas about how you can better serve them.1. They haven’t yet reached threshold: Some of your dream clients haven’t yet reached threshold. They know that they have a problem, they know the status quo no longer serves them, but they haven’t yet reached the point where they believe that they have to do something. They don’t yet believe that the consequences of inaction are great enough.Talking about the implications of inaction makes most salespeople as uncomfortable as it does their prospective clients (and for the softest of salespeople, they can’t fathom the thought of bringing up the negative implications of failing to change). But discussing the dire consequences is exactly what helps your prospect reach threshold. Ask, “What happens if you don’t change,” or “What happens when you run out of time?”2. Too little value: Your prospective clients don’t buy when they don’t perceive enough value in what you sell. They may very much believe they need to make a change, and they may have reached threshold without believing that what you sell is the answer. People buy when they believe the benefit they receive from what you sell outweighs the price they pay for it. It’s easy to believe your buyer doesn’t “get it.” But helping them “get it” is how you create value.To move a prospective client who doesn’t perceive enough value, you have to increase the perception of value. You have to help them see the value they are overlooking. Too many salespeople refuse to build up the value because they’ve been frightened out of pitching. Say, “Can I share with you all of the ways I believe this is going to make a difference for you?”3. Too much risk: What you sell may produce outstanding results. You might even have dozens of clients who are benefiting wildly from the outcomes you helped deliver. But unless and until your dream client believes they are going to experience the same benefits, the risk of not achieving those benefits will seem too great.Because you know how something works and how it will benefit your customers, it’s easy to believe that they should know what you know. You have to help your customer resolve their concerns about their ability to execute and their ability to achieve the results you promise. Ask, “I want to make sure I have given you everything you need to support this decision. What else would you need to see to move forward?” Assume there is something left unresolved.4. Not enough information: When you hear the words “I need some time to review this,” you can be certain that your prospective client lacks information. In a business-to-consumer sale, this is a clear indication that they are seeking more information, information that you haven’t given them. In a complex, business-to-business deal, it likely means you don’t yet have consensus.To help your prospective buyer make a better decision, you have to help them with more information. You have to help by providing more information and more discussion. A lot of salespeople fear engaging the client here, worrying that they are overstepping their boundaries by not allowing their prospect time. They are shirking their responsibilities. You ask, “If you need more time, that’s usually an indication that we’ve haven’t covered something as well as we needed to. Can you share with me what your concerns are, and I’ll see if I can’t provide you the information you need?”5. Too much fear: All of the above are really derivatives of fear. Your prospective clients worry about spending money. They worry about their image, what others will think of them. They fear you won’t be there to help them. They fear failure. They fear negotiating a poor deal and that you are claiming too much value.The long and short of all of this is that you have to be prepared to help your clients deal with their fears in whatever form they manifest those fears. Much of the time, they fear the wrong danger.Think about the last time you needed to buy something but hesitated. What did you fear? How could someone have helped you with that fear?last_img read more

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November 30, 2019

Christian Standhardinger piques interest of teams ahead of PBA draft

first_imgFrontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But squads which miss out on taking Standhardinger could still get their man as the deadline for local-born aspirants is on October 12.The 2017 PBA Rookie Draft is on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ But Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia, meanwhile, is hoping against the odds that somehow, the Fil-German forward would fall through the cracks and drop to four.“I’m hopeful that Standhardinger will be available when our time comes,” said Vanguardia with the Fuel Masters owning two first round selections.Though Standhardinger is locked in a live contract with Hong Kong, his PBA draft application opens the chance for teams to claim his rights even when he’s out of the country until the end of the upcoming 2017-2018 ABL season. He could suit up in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the earliest.The team that does draft Standhardinger can work a buyout deal with the Long Lions, still granting if he could secure a release from his ABL team.Fanfare surrounding the hardworking bruiser shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially after his stellar play for Gilas Pilipinas in the Jones Cup, the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, and the 2017 SEA Games.ADVERTISEMENT “If we can get a guy like Standhardinger, with his experience and demeanor on the court and his skillset, he can easily turn this franchise around,” said Kia coach Chris Gavina, whose team owns the number one pick in this year’s draft.The same goes with NLEX coach Yeng Guiao, though he’s aware of the Road Warriors’ position at number two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We don’t have any plans yet, but the obvious route for us is if Standhardinger goes number one, maybe we’ll go with Kiefer Ravena,” the fiery mentor said, touching on the possibility of the 23-year-old playmaker declaring for the draft. “If Kiefer is number one, then we’ll go with Standhardinger. That’s really the obvious thing we could come up to right now.”Picking third, Blackwater still hasn’t come up with its wishlist. “We still need to know more about whose in the draft,” said team manager Johnson Martines. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth Photo from Fiba.comDespite the uncertainty surrounding his status, Christian Standhardinger remains a solid prospect for the top teams drafting in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.Three of the four teams picking in the upper thirds of the annual rookie selection expressed their desire to sign up the 28-year-old big man even if he had already signed a contract with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Kingad challenges Brazilian bet for ONE flyweight title

first_imgDanny Kingad dominates Muhammad Aiman. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDanny Kingad braces for the biggest break of his career as the rising star challenges ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil at ONE: Legends of the World on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena.The unbeaten Filipino flyweight stakes his immaculate 7-0 record as he seeks to add gold to Team Lakay’s collection in the co-main event of the evening.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad is coming off a dominant showing against Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia last April to earn him a shot at the title.But it won’t be a walk in the park with Moraes (16-2) aiming to sustain his three-match winning streak and establish himself as the best flyweight in the promotion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe flyweight bout will co-headline the Manila card, which already features a champion-versus-champion main event with ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang defending his throne against ONE Featherweight Champion Martin Nguyen.Filipinos are be aplenty in the card with as five more fighters are set to enter the cage in the November event. Kevin Belingon (16-5) seeks to display his amazing striking skills in trying to blemish the unscathed record of Kevin Chung (5-0) of USA.Gina Iniong (5-2) also returs to the cage as the six-time national wushu champion raises the flag for Team Lakay when she takes on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol (0-1) of Indonesia.Fil-Australian Reece McLaren (9-5) is motivated to snap his two-match losing skid as he makes the move to the flyweight division where he takes on Anatpong Bunrad (5-3) of Thailand.Twenty-one-year-old Joshua Pacio (12-2) is hell-bent to bounce back from his submission loss last August as he shifts his focus on fellow Filipino strawweight Roy Doliguez (7-4).Also announced for the Manila card are the match between Alex Silva (5-1) of Brazil and Hayato Suzuki (17-0) of Japan, and a featherweight duel between Xie Chao (5-1) and Kelvin Ong (1-1) of Malaysia in the main card.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight No. 1 spot, last playoff berth at stake in crucial NCAA stretch MOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Chinese strawweight wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen (0-1) will also fight Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda (0-1) of Cambodia in the preliminary fights.last_img read more

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October 14, 2019

Travelling the pipeline Upstream from Burnaby First Nation community divided on Kinder

first_imgLucy ScholeyAPTN NewsWhen they’re done feasting on the first salmon catch of the year, members of Cheam First Nation collect the bones and throw them back in the river. It’s to ensure the fish will return next season.Though the local delicacy comes from waters that run along the existing Trans Mountain pipeline near Chilliwack, B.C., there was no talk of politics on this sunny afternoon during the community’s annual salmon ceremony. A group from the Sto:lo Nation sang as they paraded the freshly caught salmon that had been smoked and laid on cedar boughs.Cheam First Nation members participate in the annual salmon ceremony on April 21, 2018. Lucy Scholey/APTNBefore taking their first bites, everyone paused for a moment of prayer.The members were here for the sacred gathering, not to be divided by the most contentious infrastructure project in the country.Kinder Morgan’s planned $7.4-billion pipeline expansion has raised concerns about the impact on Pacific salmon streams.But Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey is confident everything will be done to protect his community’s precious supply.“Salmon-bearing streams, we told them, would need to be afforded maximum protection,” he said.The fresh salmon is smoked for the Cheam First Nation’s annual salmon ceremony.Cheam First Nation is one of 43 First Nation communities that have signed mutual benefit agreements with the Texas-based Kinder Morgan to build the pipeline.The community is set to receive millions in cash if the pipeline is built. Crey said the band signed a non-disclosure agreement and he would not divulge the terms of the deal.He toured APTN around the small mountainside reserve, pointing out the band’s administration building, another space for ceremonies and gatherings and the railways that cut through the community. With a neon security truck nearby, Crey said he didn’t think community members would feel comfortable with a camera rolling past their homes.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the pipeline is in the “national interest,” but Crey’s focus is on his community – the jobs he said the pipeline will create, the employable skills it will provide Cheam First Nation members and the cash flow from the deal that can be reinvested elsewhere.“We want to use our agreement with Kinder Morgan as a springboard to other economic development,” he said.Cheam First Nation Chief Ernie Crey says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will create jobs and provide cash to invest in the community. Lucy Scholey/APTNBut with mounting opposition to the pipeline – including several legal challenges from First Nation communities and the cities of Burnaby and Vancouver ­– the company has threatened to back out if a deal is not reached by May 31.Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have said they are willing to invest in the pipeline to keep it alive. Crey said he would do the same with the support of his community and band councillors.Cheam First Nation member Iyeselwet, also known by her borrowed name Edna Denise Douglas, said the benefits of the Kinder Morgan agreement do not equal the potential harms.“We’re losing the spirit of our people. We lost the spirit of our people to capitalism,” she said, adding that Crey alone “does not represent” the community’s values.“I don’t see an infinite future for fossil fuels and digging it up out of the earth. As a matter of fact, digging things out of the earth defies our cultural principles.”On any day in Cheam First Nation, trains can be heard barreling through the community every 30 minutes, blaring their horns. Crey said you can pinpoint which cars are carrying diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., nearly 100 kilometres west of Cheam.He would rather see a pipe than trains.“That’s a more dangerous way to move this product than in a contemporary, up-to-date, second-to-none pipeline.”[email protected]last_img read more

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October 13, 2019

Campbell gets the munchies buys SnydersLance for 487B

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Campbell Soup will spend $4.87 billion in cash for Snyder’s-Lance, gorging on a snack market that has grown increasingly competitive.The soup maker said Monday that the acquisition will allow it to expand its distribution channels in the crowded field.Campbell Soup Co., based in Camden, New Jersey, is paying $50 per share, a 6.8 per cent premium to Snyder’s-Lance’s closing price Friday. That’s about a 27 per cent premium to the stock’s close last Wednesday, just before rumours of a deal began to circulate.Snyder’s-Lance, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, makes pretzels and chips. Its most well-known brands include Snyder’s of Hanover, Kettle Brand and Pop Secret. It will join the Campbell’s division that makes Pepperidge Farm and Goldfish crackers.The Snyder’s-Lance purchase marks Campbell’s sixth and largest acquisition over the last five years. It bought beverage-maker Bolthouse Farms in 2012, baby food company Plum and biscuit company Kelsen in 2013, hummus and salsa maker Garden Fresh in 2015, and soup maker Pacific Foods in 2017.In midday trading, Campbell Soup shares added 36 cents to $49.95. Snyder’s-Lance gained $3.10, or 6.6 per cent, to $49.89.last_img read more

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