On Monday, singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck) announced an extensive 2020 North American tour which will see him traverse the continent in January, February, and March. Rett Madison will offer support at all dates on the tour.Theo Katzman’s 2020 North American tour begins with a performance at Seattle, WA’s Neumos on January 10th and ends with a show at Montreal, QC’s L’Astral on March 15th. The tour will also see Theo make stops at Crystal Bay, NV’s Crystal Bay Casino (1/17); San Francisco, CA’s Fillmore (1/19); Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre (1/24); Sante Fe, NM’s Meow Wolf (1/27); Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre (1/30); Denver, CO’s Bluebird Theater (1/31 & 2/1); Austin, TX’s Antone’s Nightclub (2/11); Atlanta, GA’s Terminal West (2/15); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (2/21); Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall (3/6); Cleveland, OH’s Beachland Ballroom (3/10); and more.Vulfpeck Brings Their Living Room To NYC For Guest-Filled Madison Square Garden Debut [Photos/Videos]In addition to the tour announcement, Theo Katzman revealed his forthcoming self-released studio album, Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe, due out in early 2020. Theo will drop the album’s lead single on Friday, October 11th.Theo shared his thoughts on the new album in a press statement. He explained,Modern Johnny is a feeling. It’s closer to Vonnegut’s ‘Kilgore Trout’ than Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’—Modern Johnny represents the journey, the quest, the plight of the singer-songwriter trying to make it in today’s music world.A fan pre-sale for Theo Katzman’s 2020 tour is currently underway here and ends on Thursday, October 3rd at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Friday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a full list of Theo Katzman’s 2020 tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to Theo Katzman’s website.Theo Katzman 2020 North American Tour:JAN 10, 2020NeumosSeattle, WAJAN 11, 2020Wonder BallroomPortland, ORJAN 12, 2020VENUE NightclubVancouver, BCJAN 14, 2020WOW HallEugene, ORJAN 15, 2020Domino RoomBend, ORJAN 17, 2020Crystal Bay CasinoCrystal Bay, NVJAN 18, 2020Harlow’s Restaurant & NightclubSacramento, CAJAN 19, 2020The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAJAN 21, 2020SOhO Music ClubSanta Barbara, CAJAN 22, 2020Belly Up TavernSolana Beach, CAJAN 24, 2020The Fonda TheatreLos Angeles, CAJAN 25, 2020Crescent BallroomPhoenix, AZJAN 27, 2020Meow WolfSanta Fe, NMJAN 30, 2020Fox TheatreBoulder, COJAN 31, 2020Bluebird TheaterDenver, COFEB 1, 2020Bluebird TheaterDenver, COFEB 10, 2020House Of Blues Dallas – Cambridge RoomDallas, TXFEB 11, 2020Antone’s NightclubAustin, TXFEB 12, 2020White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)Houston, TXFEB 14, 20201904 Music HallJacksonville, FLFEB 15, 2020Terminal WestAtlanta, GAFEB 16, 20203rd & LindsleyNashville, TNFEB 18, 2020The Hamilton LiveWashington, DCFEB 19, 2020The FoundryPhiladelphia, PAFEB 21, 2020Brooklyn SteelBrooklyn, NYFEB 22, 2020RoyaleBoston, MAFEB 23, 2020Pickle Barrel NightclubKillington, VTMAR 3, 2020Hi-FiIndianapolis, INMAR 4, 2020Duck Room at Blueberry HillSt Louis, MOMAR 6, 2020Thalia HallChicago, ILMAR 7, 2020The Cedar Cultural CenterMinneapolis, MNMAR 8, 2020Majestic TheatreMadison, WIMAR 10, 2020Beachland BallroomCleveland, OHMAR 11, 202020th Century TheaterCincinnati, OHMAR 13, 2020Saint Andrew’s HallDetroit, MIMAR 14, 2020The Opera HouseToronto, ONMAR 15, 2020L’AstralMontreal, QCView Tour Dates
Earlier this year, British singer-songwriter and guitarist Lianne La Havas returned with her first new single in nearly five years, “Bittersweet”. On Monday, La Havas released another new song, entitled “Paper Thin”, which acts as the second single from her forthcoming self-titled studio album due out July 17th via Warner Bros. The new track was one of three tunes Havas selected for her submission to NPR‘s “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” series, which the media outlet debuted on Tuesday.Related: Anderson .Paak Joins The Free Nationals During NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance [Watch]The homemade video sees La Havas accompanied by her nylon-string guitar at her home in London with a cup of home-brewed coffee by her side. La Havas wisely placed her camera to focus on being up close to where she’s sitting, giving the viewer a sense of artistic intimacy as if she’s actually playing right in front of you.The three-song performance also includes “Midnight” from 2015’s Blood and “Bittersweet”. Watch Havas’ “Tiny Desk (Home) Concert” performance in full below.Lianne La Havas – Tiny Desk (Home) Concert[Video: NPR Music]Fans can also listen to the new studio version of “Paper Thin” below.Lianne La Havas – “Paper Thin”[Video: Lianne La Havas][H/T NPR]
Over the past several weeks, Shawnee Mission’s five high schools have crowned their Homecoming courts. Here’s a look at this year’s winners:SM EastFrom left: 2nd attendants Savanna Worthington and Robbie Veglahn; Homecoming Queen and King Toni Englund and Sam Fay; and 1st attendants Kirby Motsinger and Tommy Nelson. Photo courtesy Hannah Pence.SM NorthFrom left: 2nd attendant Mackenzie Vielhauer; Homecoming Queen Vivien Pham; and 1st attendant Mackenzie Pittman. Photo by Morgan Vonderbruegge.SM NorthwestFrom left: 1st runners up Rachel Albers and Spencer Pope; Homecoming Queen and King Molly Born and Reid Stimach; and 2nd runners up Kaden Bower and Rachel Perez.SM SouthFrom left: 1st attendants Robyn MacDonald and Harrison Polen; Homecoming Queen and King Claire Kelley and Patrick Wiley; and 2nd attendants Annaleigh Hobbs and Ben Smith.SM WestFrom left: 1st runners up Marek Dujakovich and Camryn Hampton; Homecoming Queen and King Haley Webb and Eli Staggs; and 2nd runners up Rachel Silverstein and Terrion Brewer. Photo by Natalie Johnson.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Laura Janisch, NCUF Communications InternAt the beginning of the summer, they told me my internship would be more than just “coffee and copies”—and they weren’t kidding.I learned more than I ever could have expected during my communications internship at the National Credit Union Foundation. My experience exposed me to real-world opportunities that not only had a direct impact on the organization, but also helped me grow as a professional and as an individual.Looking back, some of the projects I enjoyed most were writing press releases, helping with the production of the annual report, and boosting the Foundation’s social media presence.But honestly, what I found the most valuable was learning about the entire credit union movement and witnessing the “people helping people” philosophy every day. As a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions, the Foundation does some pretty cool things to help people across the country. And I am glad that I was able to be a part of it.For example, I volunteered at the Foundation’s Poverty Simulation—a powerful experience designed to help participants understand what it’s like to live in poverty. While the actual simulation was eye-opening, the coolest part was listening to everyone’s ideas around how credit unions can help members in their community who are living in poverty. continue reading »
Reciprocity This follows my review of the article in the November 15 News titled “Board rejects admission by motion.” Before I attended the town hall meeting on reciprocity in Tampa, I looked at the Vision 2016 report. The recommendation to permit admission by motion was shocking. So, it was with relief that I read the front page article and learned that reciprocity was dead in the water. I also learned (and was surprised that) the Vision 2016 Committee had itself changed its position and recommended the reciprocity proposal not be adopted by the Bar Board of Governors. However, my relief turned to concern as I further read in the same article that the Board of Governors “tabled” a motion to reject consideration of what I understand to be a Vision 2016 proposal “that out-of-state lawyers be allowed to set up temporary offices in Florida to service their clients after a natural disaster in their states.” Isn’t this reciprocity by any other name? What study supports this? Are these temporary offices to be staffed by Florida licensed attorneys? Are we talking about wrapped RVs, tents, or something else? Does “their states” mean the disaster must occur in states in which the lawyers presently practice, or in Florida? Thank you to all the lawyers and judges who took time to attend reciprocity town hall and other meetings, to write letters, and to otherwise voice their strenuous objections to reciprocity. Reciprocity was defeated, but yet appears to still live — at least in terms of the recommendation to allow reciprocity in times of disaster. Clearly, the lawyers in Florida must continue to be vigilant in matters of the Bar and its Vision 2016 (2017, …) committees. And, members must be vigilant, concerned, and interested in who is elected to serve in Bar leadership positions in the future.Howard W. Weber Tampa (Editor’s Note: The Vision 2016’s Admissions Subgroup’s MJP-State Focus Committee’s preliminary report recommended that the Supreme Court of Florida adopt Rule 1-3.12 to approve a “Provision of Legal Services Following a Major Disaster Rule” (Katrina rule). While the Katrina rule would allow an out-of-state lawyer to practice law in Florida in very limited circumstances and for a limited period of time, the Katrina rule does not allow for admission to The Florida Bar or reciprocity. The MJP-State Focus Committee has reviewed the comments to the Katrina rule and, believing further study is necessary, no recommendation for a rule change is being made by the committee.) _____________________ David Crockett had one motto he always followed, “Be sure you’re right, then go ahead.” He was against Andrew Jackson`s fanatical hatred of Native Americans, which cost him his seat in Congress. In the middle November issue, our president apologized for the reciprocity “hot potato” he engendered and also said he was sorry for creating stress among the Bar at large. That is equivalent to John Brown saying on the scaffold maybe we should quit worrying about slavery once and for all. I was taught by my socialist mother that one man in the right is a majority. The Bar has spoken on reciprocity and I say “amen.” Those few of us need not apologize for being in the right, and our president should not be ashamed of trying to enlarge freedom.Charles B. Tiffany Kissimmee ___________________ As a member of The Florida Bar, but practicing primarily in California, I feel the need to comment on two issues. First is reciprocity. It’s not fair if it’s not universal. Specific examples are California and New York. California passed only 47 percent in its last bar — reciprocity is a non-starter. I have some clients in Florida; passing the bar was not too much to ask. Secondly, term limits for appellate justices are 12 years in California, unless they survive a “retention election” for another 12 years, statewide for supremes, district-wide for appellates. Three supreme court justices were removed several decades ago, so it can happen. We should not arbitrarily throw out justices who are experienced and still lucid.Michael B. Montgomery San Marino, CA December 15, 2015 Letters December 15, 2015 Letters Letters /DIVCOM/JN/jnnews01.nsf/8c9f13012b96736985256aa900624829/3f368b9ed0ff6f9d85257f14004ac1c3!OpenDocument” data-layout=”button_count”> Defending Our Constitutions “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect, and defend the Constitution and government of the United States and of the State of Florida…So help me God.” — Article II Section 5 Constitution of the State of Florida. The Florida Constitution requires every elected or duly appointed member of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government to take this oath upon entering their term of office. The oath makes clear the importance of the constitutions of both the United States and the State of Florida in determining the nature of our republican form of government. Having been first elected in 2008 to the Florida House of Representatives and having served continually since then, I have participated in the redistricting process that is required after every census by our federal and state constitutions. Historically, the redistricting process has been a complex process of balancing the constitutional protections for our citizens. The adoption in 2010 of the Fair District Amendments to the Florida Constitution added new dimensions to the existing complexity. In 2012 the Florida Legislature made a good faith attempt to fulfill its constitutional responsibility by adopting legislative maps for the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives as required by the Florida Constitution. Subsequently, the Florida Senate map was challenged in a judicial proceeding which was the basis for the recent special session, which was ultimately unsuccessful in reaching an agreement by the Florida Legislature to adopt a new Florida Senate redistricting map. The Florida Constitution is clear that if the Florida Legislature is unable to adopt a redistricting map for either the Florida Senate or Florida House of Representatives, then the Florida Supreme Court has the authority to adopt a map. In 2012, the Florida Legislature adopted a redistricting map for the congressional districts in the United States House of Representatives as required by the United States Constitution. Prior to 2010 and the adoption in the Florida Constitution of the previously mentioned Fair District Amendment, there was no mention of the congressional redistricting process in the Florida Constitution, because the authority for redistricting the congressional map is granted by the United States Constitution. A judicial proceeding was brought in state court challenging the congressional map adopted in 2012 by the Florida Legislature utilizing the provisions of the Fair District Amendment. On about July 9, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case titled: The League of Women Voters of Florida v. Ken Detzner, as No. SC14-1905. Beginning at page 100 of the opinion, the court asserts that it has the authority to adopt a congressional redistricting plan when the Legislature fails to do so. The only precedent cited by the court is a Colorado Supreme Court case interpreting a section of the Colorado state constitution directing the Colorado General Assembly to draw congressional boundaries. No similar provision exists in the Florida Constitution. This assertion by the court that it has the authority to adopt a congressional redistricting plan when the Legislature fails to do so violates Art. I, §4, Clause 1, of the United States Constitution, which vests exclusive authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of congressional elections in state legislatures, subject only to oversight by Congress. The court at most has the authority to interpret the legal requirements of Art. III, §20 of the Florida Constitution (Fair District Amendment) as to any congressional redistricting plan adopted by the Legislature and to make recommendations to the Legislature as to the legality of any congressional redistricting plan the Legislature might adopt. There is no authority in the Florida Constitution for the court to adopt a congressional redistricting map and any attempt to do so by the court is a violation of Art. II, §3 of the Florida Constitution. This provision requiring separation of powers between the three branches of government is very clear as to congressional redistricting: “No person belonging to one branch shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other branches unless expressly provided herein.” Art. II, §3, second sentence Constitution of the State of Florida. In its opinion, the Florida Supreme Court also directed the Florida Legislature to meet in special session to adopt a new congressional map consistent with their opinion. The Florida Legislature convened the special session as directed but was not able to come to an agreement to adopt a new congressional map. During the special session the new congressional maps were debated on the floor of the Florida House. In my remarks during the debate I explained the responsibilities of the Florida Legislature and the Florida Supreme Court as set forth above. I also explained that if the Florida Supreme Court went forth and adopted a congressional map that had not been approved by the Florida Legislature, then it would be the constitutional responsibility of the Florida House to file articles of impeachment pursuant to Art. III, §17 of the Constitution of the State of Florida against the justices who have violated both the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida. On December 2, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion that will result in the judicial adoption of the final congressional redistricting map without the map being approved by the Florida Legislature. The Florida House of Representatives has the responsibility to defend our constitutions. Our sacred oath requires no less.Rep. John Wood Winter Haven
The Roussel family — 12-year-old Olivia, Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee member Helen, 14-year-old Harry and 12-year-old Annabelle with signs made of recycled cardboard asking LIPA to approve a Community Choice Aggregation program. Independent/Doug KuntzThe Town of Southampton can officially take the next step toward Community Choice Aggregation.The Long Island Power Authority Board of Trustees approved a rule change May 20 empowering Long Island communities to participate in the program and pursue local energy goals. Community Choice Aggregation gives municipalities the choice to buy electricity for residents and small businesses at sufficient scale to negotiate favorable terms and choose renewable energy with savings.“It’s exciting. It’s a good thing, a very good thing,” Southampton Town Councilman John Bouvier said. “We’re the first town to have actually engaged our third-party administrator. The first immediate step is to read over the tariff changes until it’s fully understood. It allows us to do more and gain more information so that ultimately, when we get to that point as to whether to adopt a program, we’ll be able to make that choice.”The CCA tariff describes the terms and conditions regarding fees and data protection to be exchanged between the utility and the administrator, if and when a program is launched. Bouvier said reading this information under the new program, which will be enabled beginning June 1, it seems to be exactly what the town hoped for and expected. Consistent with the commission, LIPA staff recommended a uniform fee of $0.80 per account for account data provided to CCA programs. The fee will be allocated 20 percent for aggregated data and 80 percent for customer lists.“We have eight steps to get to where we want to get,” Bouvier said. “All of this is for us to assure ourselves that Community Choice Aggregation will actually deliver to us what we want, and what we want is lower rates on a fixed price and the access to renewable sources of energy.”While all of Long Island benefits from the vote, CCA is a tool essential to Southampton in order to meet its goal of utilizing 100 percent renewable electric energy by 2025. When community choice power is launched, Bouvier said, it is estimated to eliminate between 175,000 and 350,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and fast track the town’s alignment with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s clean energy mandates — the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act — which declares critical standards for the environment, including 70 percent renewable electrical power supply by 2030.Although this rule change is a significant hurdle now cleared, an implementation plan will need to be developed and approved by the Department of Public Service. It will be made under the direction of the town’s CCA state-certified administrator, Joule Assets, Inc., selected by the town in October 2019. Joule will then assess the energy marketplace to identify sources of renewable energy and the range of competitive pricing.“We have the third or fourth highest rate per kilowatt hour of any municipality in the nation — Long Island in particular,” Bouvier said previously. “It’s important that whatever we do, we end up being able to give our consumers a fixed price — a contract over 10 years or something like that — where they know what their bill is going to be.”Community Choice Aggregation would be an opt-out program. It’s been successful in Westchester County, and is in operation in four other areas outside the LIPA region. Lynn Arthur, energy chair of the Sustainable Southampton Green Advisory Committee, said over 100 state municipalities have passed enabling legislation.“Almost three years in the making, the Community Choice Aggregation tariff is groundbreaking and a victory for Long Islanders,” Arthur said. “The tariff enables a competitive market for electricity on Long Island and a choice which Long Islanders do not have today. The next hurdle will be price.”The tariff, or rule change, allows bid soliciting from energy suppliers with the goal of creating local renewable electric energy purchasing options — be it wind, solar, or tidal — to provide a lower price per kilowatt hour than currently being offered by LIPA. PSEG Long Island will continue to be responsible for delivering the power to customers and ensuring that the electric grid remains safe and reliable, LIPA Director of Communications Sid Nathan said.Over the past two years, Southampton has led the effort to bring CCA to Long Islanders. The town was the first on Long Island to pass the enabling legislation to support the creation of a program, and first to contract with an administrator to coordinate the effort to create and implements the program — two critical steps.“We have a sustainability community that’s next to none,” Bouvier said. “I need to give a whole lot of credit to Lynn Arthur and Deputy Supervisor Frank Zappone for keeping us on a straight line going forward with this. We’ve all worked hard for this.”In 2016, authority was enabled for the rest of the state, and each of the New York investor-owned utilities implemented associated tariffs. In its order, the Department of Public Service stated that a well-designed program will increase the ability of individuals and communities to manage their energy usage and facilitate the deployment of clean firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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The installation of six wave energy devices is currently taking place at the Ada Estuary, Ghana, as part of collaborative wave energy project between TC’s Energy and Seabased.The first phase of the Ghanaian wave energy project which includes the installation of 6 wave energy devices is expected to deliver 14.000 kW/h electricity per day.The source in TC’s Energy confirmed that the first wave energy device has hit the water in Ada Estuary.The installation of additional 5 devices is expected to be completed on Saturday, May 9, 2015, followed by the connection of the devices to the Ghanaian electricity grid.The devices have a combined output of 400 kW.According to the source, Seabased, a Swedish wave energy developer, is performing the installation works, and is also the supplier of wave energy converters for the Ghanain wave energy project.This is the first wave energy project built in Ghana.TC’s Energy Limited in association with Seabased Wave Energy signed Power Purchase Agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana to provide 1.000 MW of power through 14 MW wave energy plant to increase the country’s energy sufficiency.Seabased’s wave energy technology is based on WECs with linear generators, deployed on the sea bed. The generating unit placed on the sea bed is connected to a buoy on the surface via a line, which captures the energy in the motion of the waves, enabling the WEC to generate electricity.TC’s Energy Limited, a company undertaking the project, is a wholly owned Ghanaian company working to progress renewables generation in Ghana.[mappress mapid=”403″]Image: Seabased/Illustration