Earlier this month, Lake Street Dive released their new album, Free Yourself Up, via Nonesuch Records. Today, as part of the band’s continuing media push behind to new album, Lake Street Dive has released a new live video performance of new album track “Hang On”. The video was filmed by Alex Chaloff at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville, where the band recorded the album. You can listen to Lake Street Dive’s new live video of “Hang On” below:Lake Street Dive – “Hang On” [Live Video][Video: Lake Street Dive]Free Yourself Up marks Lake Street Dive’s second release on Nonesuch Records. The band—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, guitarist/trumpeter Michael “McDuck” Olson, and recently-added keyboardist Akie Bermiss—produced the album themselves at Nashville’s Goosehead Palace Studios with engineer Dan Knobler. Notes a press release, “To Lake Street Dive, the title, Free Yourself Up, is both an exhortation to listeners and a statement of the band’s purpose. In many ways, it is their most intimate and collaborative record, with the band working as a tightly knit unit to craft its ten songs.”Lake Street Dive is currently on tour behind their new album, including upcoming shows with support from artists like Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Mikaela Davis, and Robert Finley. Up next for Lake Street Dive is a pair of performances in Utah and Nevada this coming weekend. The band will continue to tour heavily through most of the summer and again in the fall, giving fans all around North America plenty of chances to catch them in concert. Ticketing information for the upcoming shows can be found via the band’s website and you can order Free Yourself Up here. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.Lake Street Dive Tour Dates:June 1 – Ogden, UT Ogden Music FestivalJune 2 – Stateline, NV Montbleu Resort CasinoJune 19 – Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater – FREE SHOWJune 20 – Cleveland, OH House of BluesJune 21 – Charleston, WV Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West VirginiaJune 23 – Ottawa, ONT Ottawa Jazz FestivalJune 25 – Toronto, ONT Toronto Jazz Festival SOLD OUTJune 26 – Royal Oak, MI The Royal Oak Theatre ~June 28 – Rochester, NY International Jazz FestivalJune 29 – Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre ~June 30 – Tanglewood, Lenox, MA Live from Here w/ Chris ThileJuly 2 – Richmond, VA The National ~July 3 – Black Mountain, NC Pisgah Brewing (Outdoor Stage) ~July 5 – Baltimore, MD WTMD First Thursday (Free Show) >July 7 – Portland, ME Thompson’s PointJuly 8 – Marshfield, MA Levitate FestivalJuly 10 – Charleston, SC Charleston Music Hall ~July 12 – Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum of Art ~July 13 – Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse ~July 14 – Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse ~ SOLD OUTJuly 16 – New Orleans, LA House of Blues ~July 17 – Houston, TX House of Blues +July 19 – Fayetteville, AR George’s Majestic Lounge +July 20 – Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory +July 21 – Austin, TX Austin City Limits, The Moody Theatre +August 30 – Grand Rapids, MI Frederik Meijer Gardens SOLD OUTAugust 31 – Lexington, KY Manchester Music HallSeptember 1 – Peoria, IL The Monarch Music HallSeptember 3 – Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre SOLD OUTSeptember 4 – Omaha, NE SlowdownSeptember 6 – Morrison, CO Red Rocks AmphitheatreSeptember 7 – Aspen, CO Belly Up AspenSeptember 10 – Bozeman, MT Bridger Brewing #September 12 – Missoula, MT The Wilma #September 13 – Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery #September 14 – Portland, OR Revolution Hall # SOLD OUTSeptember 16 – Templeton, CA Whale Rock Music and Arts FestivalSeptember 18 – San Francisco, CA The Fillmore #September 19 – San Francisco, CA The Fillmore #September 20 – Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern #September 22 – Glen Ellen, CA Sonoma Harvest Festival > SOLD OUTSeptember 27 – Oklahoma City, OK The Jones AssemblySeptember 28 – Columbia, MO Roots N Blues BBQ Festival >September 29 – Memphis, TN Levitt Shell >October 11 – London, UK O2 Shepherd’s Bush EmpireOctober 25 – Louisville, KY Brown TheatreOctober 26 – Milwaukee, WI Pabst TheaterOctober 27 – Chicago, IL The Riveria Theatre >October 29 – Indianapolis, IN The VogueOctober 30 – Madison, WI The SylveeNovember 1 – Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumNovember 2 – Columbus, OH Newport Music HallNovember 3 – Ithaca, NY The State TheatreNovember 5 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre >November 6 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre > #November 9 – Washington, DC The AnthemNovember 10 – Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre~ Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear supports+The Rad Trads support# Robert Finley supports> Non-bundle dateView All Tour Dates
NEW RED MAPLE IS TURNINGUP THE HEAT in Georgia landscapes, said John Ruter, in photo, a horticulturistwith the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “‘Somerset’will be a rich deep purple that will be great in yards all over the state,”Ruter said. He expects Somerset to be available in nurseries in 1999. (Photocourtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Georgia homeowners can soon add a bit more of a blaze to the fall colorthat sweeps through the state every year. A Universityof Georgia scientist says a new red maple variety will offer vibrantfall color, even in south Georgia. A new red maple variety called “Somerset” will turn up the heat forfall color in yards all over Georgia. “Somerset is a cross between October Glory, which does well down here,and Autumn Flame,” said John Ruter, a horticulturist at the Tifton, Ga.,campus of the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences. “This tree gives us a deeper, I’d say more of a purplish fall coloralmost magenta as opposed to the more intense red usually seen in an OctoberGlory,” Ruter said. He also likes the unusual silvery leaf backs in Somerset. Whenthe wind blows and the silvery-back leaves flutter around, it’s an attractiveeffect, he said.
U.S. farmers and farm experts knew they’d soon lose a popular chemical used to control major crop pests. But the end has come sooner than they expected.Bayer CropScience announced last week that it would end production of methyl isocyanate, or MIC, at its factory in West Virginia. It will close this factory and one in Georgia. MIC is used to make Temik, which Georgia farmers have used for four decades to control insects and nematodes on major row-crops like peanuts, cotton and soybeans.Last summer, the company agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to phase-out Temik production by 2014 and its use by 2018. The agreement followed a new dietary risk assessment conducted by the agency.But an on-going lawsuit surrounding the Bayer CropScience plant in West Virginia has delayed production at that plant, enough to prevent the company from producing MIC for this year’s growing season, according to a prepared statement by the company.Farmers now will only be able to use the Temik that is stockpiled. And there is likely only 40 percent available of what would be needed in a typical year, said Bob Kemerait, a plant pathologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, located in Tifton, Ga.“Though I understand what has happened, it’s a very difficult situation for our growers, who are now scrambling and pressed to find alternatives (to Temik) as we quickly approach planting time and decisions,” he said.Nematodes, which are tiny worms that feed on and clog plant roots, cost Georgia farmers $100 million annually in damage and control measures, Kemerait said. Planting for cotton, peanuts and soybeans will begin in a month. Farmers knew they’d have to switch from using Temik, Kemerait said. And they, the agriculture industry and land-grant institutions like UGA were working to find economical alternatives. “We certainly would have liked to have the time we thought we would,” Kemerait said. “My fear is many growers will make decisions out of desperation instead of careful research-based studies.”There are alternative treatments that can be applied directly to seeds prior to planting. But the availability of such treatments in time for planting is not certain. A fumigant called Telone II can be effective, too, but it is already in short supply, he said.Kemerait is telling farmers to target what Temik they have on nematode control, especially if they can find an alternative means to fight insects like thrips, which feed on plants. “But it is unfortunate to lose a product like Temik. It is a unique, broad-spectrum product with a high level of nematode control and longer window of protection for thrips control.”
After a 44-year wait, Bruce Matson began the 2,189-mile journey that has long been awaiting him. On February 25, Matson set out from Springer Mountain in Georgia to begin a northbound thru-hike of the entire Appalachian Trail (AT). Back in 1974, before a long climb to the top of corporate success, Matson was inspired to look beyond the hustle of city life. At a camp in Connecticut, Bruce first became introduced to the almighty challenge of the Appalachian Trail by the legendary Warren Doyle. Doyle, now a major advocate and teacher so to speak of the A.T., had just recorded the fastest known thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. “I actually said to myself – ‘I’m going to do that some day,” said Matson.As a youth, Matson hiked Mount Katahdin, the northern terminus of the A.T., But then Matson went on to college and law school. Marriage and children also kept his A.T. dreams on hold.But over the years, the Richmond attorney frequently offered “trail magic” to A.T. thru-hikers passing through Virginia, helping them with resupply and bringing them dinner. Now, at age 60, he is finally fulfilling his childhood promise to thru-hike the A.T.Matson is no stranger to long-distance hiking. To prepare for the A.T., Matson hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago, as well as the 40-mile Overland Track in Tasmania, and the 35-mile Milford Track in New Zealand. Perhaps the biggest challenge Matson faces won’t be the A.T.’s grueling climbs, but his record-setting fundraising goal. Matson is pledging to raise $250,000 for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. If successful, Matson will provide the highest individual monetary contribution ever made to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The effort is commonly referred to as RTK’s AT Challenge, a reference to his trail name and web site: Returning to Katahdin.“Bruce Matson’s dedication to the Trail has been an inspiration to us all at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy,” said Tiffany Lawrence, vice president of membership and development for the ATC. “His efforts have helped spearhead our new crowdfunding platform, creating a way for all Appalachian Trail lovers to easily raise money to help protect the Trail for generations to come.” “At this time of my life, it seems that the proper response is to be grateful and to try to give back,” says Matson. “That’s what I’m trying to do here, help make sure in my own small way that this footpath will be available to others with similar dreams.” You can follow in Matson’s footsteps at www.returningtokatahdin.com or on a weekly podcast entitled “Returning To Katahdin: An Appalachian Trail Dream” (available on iTunes and elsewhere). Author, podcaster, and 2014 AT thru-hiker Steve Adams will be interviewing Matson each week about his progress along the Trail.
Log in with your social account Google Five major peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms have formally joined the Fintech Data Center established by the Indonesian Fintech Lenders Association (AFPI) late last year to protect online creditors from recalcitrant borrowers and bad debt.The association’s technical support head Ronald Andi T. Kasim said that by joining the data center, the five online lending apps could get data on the profiles of potential borrowers, their characteristics and the performances of their loans on other lending platforms.With such data, online lending platforms that have joined the data center can better vet their potential borrowers so they can prevent bad debt and delinquency, he said.Ronald said that the five online lending platforms, which consist of Finmas, Danamas, Maucash, Julo and Mekar, were chosen as the pioneers to join the data center because they were most prepa… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Topics : Linkedin Forgot Password ? Indonesia fintech P2P-lending Financial-Data-Center AFPI OJK bad-loans
Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova, said: “We strongly believe that natural capital is the next frontier of impact investment and both specialist skills and a critical size are required to successfully address this nascent but promising market.”Flurry of sustainable fund launchesThis week has seen a number of asset managers launching products with a sustainable or responsible investment tilt.Fidelity International launched a global equity fund targeting companies with the highest ratings for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. The Fidelity FIRST ESG All Country World fund also screens out companies involved in the manufacture or distribution of alcohol, weapons, firearms, tobacco, gambling, and adult entertainment. Steve Edgley, head of institutional for continental Europe at Fidelity, said: “As the regulatory environment continues to evolve and investors look to invest responsibly, many of our clients are looking for innovative and robust approaches to enable them to implement ESG portfolios while continuing to achieve their risk adjusted return objectives. We have designed the Fidelity FIRST ESG approach specifically to allow clients to achieve these two goals.”Meanwhile, Candriam Investors Group launched a range of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) combining ESG screening and smart beta factors. The five ETFs – launched under Candriam’s indexIQ brand – cover European, euro-zone, and Japanese equity indices, and euro-denominated sovereign and corporate bond indices. They are listed on the Paris Euronext Stock Exchange and the Amsterdam exchange, and are registered in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and France.Specialist emerging markets manager East Capital has launched a Sustainable Emerging Markets fund, coinciding with the company’s 20-year anniversary. The fund is managed by CIO Peter Elam Håkansson and has been seeded with investments from Nordic institutional investors.East Capital said the fund would target “companies characterised by high growth potential and strong ESG profiles, with a clear overweight in themes relating to domestic growth and the emerging consumer”. It will specifically look for opportunities in renewable and clean technologies, and will invest in frontier markets and Chinese A-Shares.River & Mercantile takes on EM teamCredit Suisse Asset Management’s emerging markets team is to transfer to UK fund and fiduciary manager River & Mercantile Group.The Swiss firm’s emerging markets “industrial life cycle team”, led by Al Bryant and Todd Leigh, transferred this week. The team manages $360m (€315.6m) in equity strategies.Filippo Rima, head of equities at Credit Suisse Asset Management, said the move was “an integral part of our focus and specialisation strategy”. James Barham, head of asset management at River & Mercantile, said it was “a significant step forward in the continued development of the group’s equity franchise”, as it will bring in Luxembourg-based strategies and products for US clients.As of this week, the funds have transferred to River & Mercantile initially under an investment advisory agreement. Subject to regulatory approval, the Luxembourg funds will transfer fully to River & Mercantile and be rebranded. Mirova, the responsible investment affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, has entered into exclusive negotiations to buy a majority equity interest in London-based impact investment manager Athelia Ecosphere.The targeted acquisition is intended to create a European platform offering investment opportunities addressing major global environmental challenges such as climate change, protection of landscapes, biodiversity, and soil and marine resources.Created in 2012, Athelia is involved in financing sustainable land use, biodiversity, and ecosystem-based climate activities, with an emphasis on “blended value” investments. It has raised and partly deployed a fund aiming to invest in carbon emission reduction projects in the forestry sector that generate carbon credits in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with commitments secured from “prominent private and public sector institutions”.Mirova has ambitions to become a leading sustainable alternative asset manager and said the acquisition of Athelia would be a major step forward in this regard. Since 2015 it has been working alongside the UN Convention to Combat Desertification to launch a Land Degradation Neutrality fund, a public-private vehicle that intends to invest in profit-generating sustainable land management and restoration projects worldwide.
Norwegian shipping and logistics company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has signed a concession agreement with Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge to develop 49 hectares of land known as the Bastenaken West property located in the inner port. With this concession, in place until 2043, the company will nearly double its terminal footprint. WWL plans to invest about USD 20 million during the next two to three years.“The agreement marks the next step in WWL’s long-term commitment to the Port of Zeebrugge, the largest RoRo port in the world, and positions the company for continued growth and expansion all across Northern Europe,” Ray Fitzgerald, President & COO WWL Landbased, commented.“Both WWL and the Port of Zeebrugge have experienced significant growth together over the last two decades, and this expansion paves the way for an exciting future,” Hendrik Sohier, terminal manager, WWL Zeebrugge, said.The Port of Zeebrugge, which handled 2.8 million units of cargo in 2017, serves as an important hub for WWL with a network of deep-sea, short-sea and inland transportation connections.
Police officers have yet to rule outfoul play in the incident./PN Estiandan was found by his aunt hangingfrom the ceiling of his rented apartment with a blanket tied around his neck at11:10 a.m. on Monday, a police report showed. ILOILO City – He was found dead hanginginside his rented apartment in Compania, Molo district, police said. Estiandan’s family and relatives were convincedthat he had committed suicide, the report added. The 21-year-old Joseph NicholasEstiandan was believed to have committed suicide.
Paul Deegan believes star mare Midnight Soprano could take her game to another level this season ahead of her return to action in the Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes. The six-year-old won five races, including two Listed prizes, during a superb 2012 campaign and looks to have a fine opportunity to open her Pattern-race account in this mile-and-a-half Group Three. From what he has seen at home, Deegan thinks there are signs Midnight Soprano is in better shape than she has ever been. “It’s a good Group Three but she won’t mind the ground and gets the trip well. She’s fit and she’s well and I’m looking forward to getting her started. She has been an absolute star for us over the past few seasons, a beautiful natured mare and a pleasure to have in the yard,” said the trainer. “She has done better over the past winter than any before, and has really strengthened this time around. Hopefully it brings about another bit of improvement in her. “She won the Saval Beg on really soft ground last year but she seems to go on most types of ground. Her sister (Celtic Soprano) got a bit sharper as she got older and this mare might be the same. A mile and a half is probably her optimum trip. She takes very little work and gets naturally fit. Her last few pieces of work have been very pleasing.” The Kevin Prendergast-trained Majenta takes a significant step up in class, just a week after winning in handicap company at the Curragh. Prendergast said: “She’s run three times and won twice, and we’d like to get her some black type. Her owner Joerg Vasicek is a breeder and he got the record price of 215,000 euro at the Goffs Land Rover Sale for a three-year-old during the week. “She’s come out of the Curragh race very well. It looks a hot contest but she’s getting weight-for-age, and we’ll be hoping to get her into the placings.” A field of 10 has been declared, with Dermot Weld’s Ribblesdale heroine Princess Highway the highest rated filly in the field. There are two challengers from Britain in Ralph Beckett’s Cubanita and Testosterone from Ed Dunlop’s yard. Beckett said: “She’s in good form and I think the trip and ground should be in her favour, which is why we’re travelling over with her. She’s obviously got her work cut out to beat Dermot Weld’s filly, but she’s in great shape and we’ll give it a go.” Press Association
Press Association “It’s common knowledge Ozzie is somebody we would like to bring into the club, but at the moment that deal has gone cold,” Hughes told Stoke City Player. “He is one we have chased for a while now, but there hasn’t been any real movement on that front, so we will just have to wait and see what the situation is with regards to that deal.” Liverpool striker Assaidi spent all of last season on loan with the Potters, scoring five goals in 25 appearances. Despite Hughes’ eagerness to link up with the 25-year-old Moroccan again, the Welshman fears he may have to look elsewhere for the one player he claims he needs to complete his squad ahead of the new season. Stoke manager Mark Hughes has revealed his hopes of landing Oussama Assaidi on a permanent basis have “gone cold”.