Disco Biscuits Announce Four-Night Bisco Inferno Run, One Night At Red Rocks With Shpongle

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are bringing back Bisco Inferno with a newly announced Red Rocks date for 2017. The Biscuits will be joined by Shpongle (Simon Posford live) on June 3rd, as well as by other acts yet to be announced, for their return to the legendary venue. As a lead-up to Bisco Inferno, the Disco Biscuits will be hitting the Ogden Theatre in Denver for three intimate nights falling on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd.Four-day passes go on sale tomorrow, January 24th, at 10 AM (MST) via BiscoTix Fanclub, which can be found here. Single tickets for the Red Rocks show will drop Friday at 10 AM (MST).last_img

Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel Receives Award

first_imgThe Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel hasreceived the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a perfect cleanliness andmaintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.”Receiving the Chairman’s Award from Best Western is a tremendous honor,” said Dennis Mills owner of the motel. “This award demonstrates the Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel management’s commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests. Our housekeeping and maintenancedepartments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence.”Located at 91 Main Street, Ludlow, Vermont, just one mile from Okemo Mountain and a few minutes walk to downtown Ludlow, the Best WesternLudlow Colonial Motel features 48 rooms with Cable Television & HBO, Refrigerators, Coffee Makers, Hair Dryers, and Iron & Ironing Board. Some rooms have whirlpool baths. A complimentary continental breakfast is available daily.last_img read more

Vermont Legislature passes budget adjustments

first_imgThe Vermont Legislature returned to work Wednesday before finally adjourning the special session by passing a number of changes notably identified by Governor Douglas as problematic. While not addressing the governor’s concerns over total spending and tax levels, the Legislature did agree to others, in particular with the impending deficit in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and the timing of when the increase in the Capital Gains tax would begin. While these concessions did not prevent the governor from vetoing the state budget, they could have helped the Democratic leadership muster enough votes to override the veto Tuesday.The state budget companion bill (H 442) included:1. Postpone Capital Gains change to July 1, 2009The effective date of the capital gains changes were changed from January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009. This change will be accounted for with a partial income tax rate reduction in 2009 and a full rate reduction in January 2010.2. Allowing Farmers/Timber sales to retain the current 40% exclusion for Capital Gains. Individuals over 70 will also retain the current 40% exclusion for one year. (An amendment was attempted to change this to 65 years of age, but was defeated.)3. Provide Research and Development tax credits as of FY 2011. 4. Address the UI fund shortfall by increasing employer contributions to fund UI by raising the taxable wage base from $8,000 – $10,000 in 2010; freezing benefits by maintaining the maximum weekly benefit at $425 (this amount was scheduled to increase to an estimated $438 as of July 1st); and creating a 12 person study committee of legislators to review underlying issues such as those employers who carry negative balances.5. Provide the Vermont Telecommunications Board with $400,000.6. Minor changes in the state employee retirement incentive as well as changes in employee position language to address constitutionality concerns to limit the Legislature’s review of position reductions.7. Vermont will have two sales tax holidays, one on August 22 and one on March 6, 2010.8. The Next Generation Fund will receive $1.5 million more to be split among the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont and Vermont Student Assistance Corporation for scholarships. This money is coming from estate tax revenues, which would have gone to the Higher Education Trust Fund.9. Clean Energy Development FundThe clean energy development fund is expected to receive over $30 million of ARRA funds in the coming months. To prepare for these funds the governance structure of the fund has been changed. The Investment Committee will become a permanent board and will be given the authority to hire and supervise the fund manager. The fund manager will be housed in the Department of Public Service for administrative purposes.Legislators also passed a technical correction bill, S.1. This bill amends the Economic Development bill (H.313) to eliminate redundant and unclear language as well as provides clarifications to the budget, health care reform and tax bills.In other news under the golden dome, Senator Susan Bartlett, D-Lamoille County and long time chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced she would be running for Governor. She joins Senator Doug Racine, Secretary of State Deb Markowitz and Senator Peter Shumlin as officials who have expressed either an intent or interest in seeking the state’s highest officeSource: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Media group MM / TZ, TZ Istra County and ID RIVA organize the promotion of Istria in the pre- and post-season

first_imgAt the initiative of a great friend of Istria, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID RIVA from Munich and the Media Group Munich Mürchener Merkur / Tages Zeitung (MM / TZ) .It is a large project of targeted promotion and sale of Istrian destinations with special emphasis on the spring and autumn period and aimed at the segment of audiences with higher incomes who are interested in traveling mainly when there are no big crowds, ie before and after the season. ” This initiative arrives at the right time because our region, according to the analysis of the Istrian brand perception in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, regardless of the number of these guests in Istria, is unfortunately still insufficiently known to the target group with higher purchasing power. Such a process has been successfully implemented in Austria thanks to the quality cooperation of the Istria County Tourist Board with its PR agent, so it is planned to implement such a project for the German and Bavarian markets, respectively. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of Istria.The focus of the presentation will be on the promotion of Istria, and especially on all the news that await German guests this spring, through a special presentation of Istrian wines and the contents of this year’s 25th edition of Vinistra announced for 11, 12 and 13 May. The presentation will take place on February 8 in the Presshaus, the large hall of the headquarters of the daily newspaper Münchner Merkur, where during the day (from 12:00 to 16:00) the wineries Agrolaguna, Benvenuti, Matošević and Meneghetti will hold meetings, talks and wine tastings for distributors and caterers. who sell wines from Croatia throughout Germany. “It will be a great opportunity for many guests and wine experts to get to know tourist Istria through the prism of wine, and most importantly, to make sure that our destination is especially attractive during spring and autumn. Given such an important project, the Istria County Tourist Board will be involved in the entire project with a set of several targeted ads in the diary of the same name and thus support the entire project, “said the Tourist Board of Istria and added that medijski the whole project has already taken on quite concrete results.Namely, the most widely read Bavarian daily newspaper – the famous Munich Mercury, which is published from Monday to Saturday and has approximately 937.000 readers, and whose circulation exceeds 270 thousand copies, published an article on the whole page dedicated to Istria announcing the above event. The article mentions, among others, the destination of Istria, winemakers, wine roads and other important information. The article was written by the editor of the tourist section of the newspaper ‘Reise’ – Christine Hinkofer, who has been visiting Istria for twenty years and knows it very well.In addition to the presentation, the day before ID Riva and the CNTB Representation in Munich headed by Nero Miličić, in the Ledić family restaurant – Gasthof in der Au in Starnberg – will organize, as they called it, a “dinner of Croatian visionaries” and a gathering of lovers in Croatia , to present the treasures of Istrian forests, archives and vineyards, which will be attended by the aforementioned winemakers who will present their stories of vision woven into the country, perseverance in work and pride.last_img read more

Australia’s Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs in post-COVID restructure

first_imgIn addition to the Aus$15 billion in cost-cutting, the plan includes raising up to Aus$1.9 billion ($1.3 billion) in equity.The 6,000 job losses will hit both Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar, while the company hopes half of the 15,000 staff placed on leave since March will be back at work by the end of the year, Joyce said. Qantas grounded around 150 aircraft in March, including most of its wide-bodied planes, and 100 of those will remain out of service for at least a year, it said Thursday.In addition to a gradual recovery of domestic flights, which Joyce said should be up to 40 percent of pre-COVID levels in July, there are hopes for a limited resumption of international flights between Australia and neighbouring New Zealand, which has also successfully contained the disease.Australia’s second full-service airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April.Two US-based investment companies have put in rival bids to rescue Virgin Australia.Topics : The coronavirus pandemic had already forced Qantas to cancel nearly all its international flights until at least October and slash domestic routes.While domestic travel is beginning to pick up as most Australian regions have successfully contained the epidemic, the country’s international borders are expected to remain closed to most passenger traffic until next year.And a recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, has served as a reminder that the pandemic remains a threat.”We have to position ourselves for several years where revenues will be much lower. And that means becoming a smaller airline in the short-term,” Joyce said in unveiling the “post-COVID recovery plan”. Australia’s Qantas is cutting 6,000 staff and grounding 100 planes for at least a year in a US$10 billion cost-cutting blitz in response to the COVID crisis, the airline announced Thursday.CEO Alan Joyce said the three-year plan to save Australia’s flag carrier from “the biggest crisis our industry has ever faced” would also see half the company’s 29,000 staff remain on leave for months.”This year was supposed to be one of celebration for Qantas. It’s our centenary,” Joyce said in a statement. “Clearly, it is not turning out as planned.”last_img read more

Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp

first_img 1 min. story Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side in January (Picture: Getty)‘We were much better than them. Chelsea has a good team. We respect them. We are not afraid. It’s one game. One final. We like to be there. We like to win. We want to play next year in the Champions League.‘Hazard is a very good player but we also have very good players. We plan for everybody but they are planning for us.‘It’s clear, it’s a final. We have good players. We have Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil, they have Higuain, Giroud, a lot of good players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Read More 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  Top articles Full Screen Advertisement Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Jurgen Klopp also signed current Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘I think more and I make better decisions and his coaches do a lot of individual work with us.’Victory over Chelsea in Baku will confirm Arsenal’s return to the Champions League after a two-year absence and Sokratis will be drawing on the memories of a convincing 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side at the Emirates back in January.Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny barely reflected Arsenal’s dominance as Sokratis helped ensure a rare clean sheet and helped keep Eden Hazard quiet.The Belgium international is likely to be playing his final game for Chelsea tomorrow, ahead of his much anticipated transfer to Real Madrid, but Sokratis insists Arsenal have as many match winners in their team as their opponents.‘I remember it was a good game from us,’ he said when asked if he could recall Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in January,’ he added. Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Video Settingscenter_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Jurgen Klopp signed Sokratis for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 from Werder Bremen (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists Unai Emery is the best coach he has ever worked with ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.Although, collectively, Arsenal’s defensive record has barely improved under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Sokratis has impressed at the heart of Emery’s rearguard since his £17million arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer.The 30-year-old Greek international spent two years working under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, but insists his current manager has helped take his game to another level.‘He’s the best coach I had in my career. That’s because I have improved a lot under him. I play faster than one, two or three years ago,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip 1/1 Read More PLAY Read More Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Advertisement / by Metrolast_img read more

Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer

first_imgMarkus Schubert has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Markus Shcubert’s girlfriend has dropped a strong social media hint that Germany Under-21 international is set to sign for Arsenal.With David Ospina on the verge of making a permanent move to Napoli, having spent last season on-loan in Italy, Unai Emery is looking to sign a back-up to his established No.1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Petr Cech retired at the end of last season and on Friday was confirmed as Chelsea’s new Technical and Performance Advisor, while Unai Emery is said to be unsure of Emiliano Martinez and Dejan Iliev’s credentials.Schubert was reportedly identified as a suitable target by Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s former head of recruitment who left the club in February after just over a year in the job, but the Gunners have already sounded out Championship clubs over a potential loan move for the 21-year-old who made 32 appearances for Dynamo Dresden last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 12:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link355Shares Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend posed in an Arsenal kit amid speculation over the goalkeeper’s future (Picture: Instagram)Recent reports claim Schalke are preparing a rival offer, but Schubert’s girlfriend gave a significant clue as to his eventual destination by donning an Arsenal kit with the caption ‘fitting’.Arsenal have thus far been frustrated in their attempts to strengthen a squad which faltered badly towards the end of last season, culminating in a failure to finish in the top four and a crushing Europa League final defeat against Chelsea.Moves for wingers Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco have stalled, while a joint bid for Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen has been knocked back by Sampdoria.Unai Emery is also keen to sign a new left-back but an opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney has been rejected with the Scottish champions valuing the player at around £25million.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

Wolf Administration Increases Affordable Housing Opportunities

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 11 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, $3.4 million will be disbursed to 10 counties to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians.“One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help ensure our residents have a roof over their heads,” Governor Wolf said. “But in many areas, affordable housing is growing scarcer. This funding is critical to help promote safe, reliable housing for our low-income residents in areas all across Pennsylvania.”The HOME program provides federal funding to assist municipalities and local governments in their efforts to expand and preserve their supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income Pennsylvanians. The funding will be distributed in projects located in 10 counties: Cumberland, Franklin, Indiana, Juniata, Lawrence, Montgomery, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Venango.Cumberland CountyCarlisle Borough, in partnership with the Tri County HDC, a DCED-certified community housing development organization (CHDO), was approved for $53,000 to assist with the CHDO’s operating activities related to recent acquisition and rehabilitation of blighted properties to be sold to first-time homebuyers.Franklin CountyChambersburg Borough was approved for $100,000 to support the Valley Community Housing Corporation’s operations in the development of the Parkview Corner affordable housing project, which will help address the borough’s shortage of senior housing. The project includes 36 one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units with extensive common areas for residents on each floor, and elevator access to upper floors funded under the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.Indiana CountyThe Indiana County Commissioners were approved for $300,000 to assist permanently disabled, low-moderate income residents with accessible housing modifications and rehabilitation to bring the structure up to code standards. The project will assist seven households.Juniata CountyThe Juniata County Commissioners were approved for $500,000 to assist low-income homeowners with continued home rehabilitation to ensure the homes remain safe and comfortable. The funding will support the rehabilitation of nine homes owned by residents who otherwise would be unable to afford repairs.Lawrence CountyThe City of New Castle was approved for $300,000 to support its owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program that will help the city stabilize its housing stock. The funding will enable the rehabilitation of at least 10 houses, preventing them from ending up vacant or demolished.Montgomery CountyAbington Township was approved for $400,000 to address its housing affordability problem in which the median home value skyrocketed from $141,300 in the year 2000 to $272,000 in 2011. The township is making an effort to preserve its affordable housing stock through its owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program. HOME funds will support that program by funding the rehabilitation of eight low-moderate income households.Northumberland CountyCoal Township was approved for $400,000 to assist 14 very low and low-income homeowners with addressing code deficiencies and related property maintenance ordinance issues so they can meet acceptable, affordable, and safe housing standards.Mount Carmel Borough was approved for $500,000 to support the rehabilitation of nine homes. The borough’s owner-occupied rehabilitation program helps low-moderate income homeowners to maintain their homes and to continue living in them in safety and comfort.Snyder CountyThe Snyder County Commissioners were approved for $400,000 to support the county’s ongoing owner-occupied housing rehabilitation activities. The funding will support the rehabilitation of nine homes.Tioga CountyThe Tioga County Commissioners were approved for $150,000 to assist with the rehabilitation of low-income households. The goals of the program are to eliminate safety and health hazards in homes, provide accessibility improvements, promote energy efficiency, and preserve the properties.Venango CountyThe Venango County Commissioners were approved for $300,000 to facilitate small and large-scale repairs of senior or low-income households, as well as households of those with disabilities. The financial assistance is especially crucial for supporting the 19.5 percent of the city’s population living below the poverty level, decreasing the likelihood of their home falling into disrepair.For more information, visit the DCED website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. May 30, 2019center_img Wolf Administration Increases Affordable Housing Opportunitieslast_img read more

DONG Reaches FID for World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgDONG Energy has taken a Final Investment Decision for its Hornsea Project Two, following the UK government’s allocation of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) and the offshore wind giant winning a CfD for what will become the world’s biggest wind farm.With a capacity of 1,386MW, Hornsea Project Two will become the world’s biggest wind farm, surpassing the 1,200MW Hornsea Project One which DONG Energy is currently constructing.At GBP 57,50/MWh, the strike price for the Hornsea Project Two (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched the second CfD auction in April 2017. At the time, the strike price cap for offshore wind projects coming online in 2021/22 was GBP 105/MWh, and for those that will start generating energy in 2022/23 the strike price was capped at GBP 100/MWh.DONG’s project is expected to be operational in 2022.The developer said the cost-drivers enabling the bid for Hornsea Project Two include scale, risk reduction, synergies, as well as maturing industry and technology.Namely, DONG Energy’s pipeline of construction projects across the UK – Race Bank and Walney Extension in 2018, Hornsea Project One in 2020 and Hornsea Project Two in 2022 – creates economies of scale. And with 1,386MW, Hornsea Project Two has the scale required to secure low costs per MW of construction, and low costs per MWh during a lifetime of operations and maintenance.Furthermore, the developer added it already has several years of experience from developing Hornsea Project One in the North Sea. This reduces construction and operation risk of Hornsea Project Two.In addition, operations and maintenance on both Hornsea projects will be conducted from DONG Energy’s new hub in Grimsby, which also serves other DONG Energy offshore wind farms on the UK east coast.Finally, innovation of offshore wind turbines, new installation equipment and methods, continuous improvements of foundation design, improved cables with higher capacity, and a growing and competitive supply chain altogether contribute to reducing costs.Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy, said: “We have always promoted size as a key driver for cost. The ideal size of an offshore wind farm is 800-1,500MW, and therefore it is natural that Hornsea Project Two will deliver record-low costs to society. At the same time, the low strike price demonstrates the cost saving potential of developer-built offshore grid connections, which in the UK is included in the project scope.”“We remain fully committed to financial discipline, and Hornsea Project Two will be value creating to our investors.”last_img read more

Gang culture must be stopped early

first_imgGuardian (UK) 20 Oct 2011Britain’s gang, gun and crime culture has to be tackled at the point when children in problem families are still in their mothers’ wombs, Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, said on Thursday as he trailed what is likely to be a landmark report on youth violence drawn up after the summer riots. The report, being prepared by Duncan Smith and the home secretary, Theresa May, will combine proposals for better parenting with tough measures to deglamorise gang membership, including increased sentences for specific offences if the perpetrator is a known gang member.The work of the two forces in fighting gangs would form the kernel of the report, Duncan Smith said. Duncan Smith said solutions lay in earlier intervention with identifiable problem families, more male role models in schools, a requirement by politicians to own up that they have a gang problem, and enforcement disrupting the lives of gang leaders.http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/20/gang-culture-stopped-earlylast_img read more