L’Oregon Symphony nomme David Danzmayr en qualité de nouveau directeur musical

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Renowned international conductor, David Danzmayr, joins the Oregon Symphony as music director. L’Oregon Symphony nomme David Danzmayr en qualité de nouveau directeur musical Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleBobrovsky shines as Panthers edge Red Wings 2-1Next articleMLB opens harassment hotline after Porter, Callaway scandals Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

BP buys into U.S. offshore wind market, inks $1.1 billion deal with Equinor

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Equinor ASA has agreed to sell a 50% stake in two offshore wind farms to BP PLC, establishing a strategic partnership to further develop similar projects in the U.S.The Norwegian state-owned energy company will sell the nonoperated stake in the 2-GW Empire Wind, located off the coast of New York State, and in the 2.4-GW Beacon Wind, located off the coast of Massachusetts, for a total consideration before adjustments of $1.1 billion, according to a Sept. 10 news release.Equinor currently holds 100% interest in both leases and will remain project operator through the development, construction and operations phases. BP’s acquisition of interests in the wind projects is effective Jan. 1. The deal is anticipated to close in early 2021.“Optimizing equity and bringing in new partners allow us to realize value, increasing our financial flexibility to fund further growth,” said Pål Eitrheim, executive vice president for new energy solutions in Equinor.Both companies hope to expand this cooperation further by considering future joint opportunities in the U.S. for bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind.Equinor aims to grow its renewable energy capacity to 4 GW to 6 GW by 2026 and 12 GW to 16 GW by 2035, and recently announced its expectation to accelerate these ambitions. BP is also looking to increase annual low carbon investment to around $5 billion a year by 2030. As part of its new strategy, the company plans to increase its developed renewable generating capacity from 2.5 GW in 2019 to around 50 GW by 2030.[Maryam Adeeb]More ($): BP marks entry in US offshore wind with $1.1B deal, partnership with Equinor BP buys into U.S. offshore wind market, inks $1.1 billion deal with Equinorlast_img read more

NAFCU set to testify on housing finance reform

first_imgNAFCU witness Rick Stafford, president and CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union (Laurel, Md.), will share with lawmakers credit unions’ priorities and concerns with a bipartisan housing finance reform bill during a planned hearing Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee.Congress’ schedule this week could change following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.This will be NAFCU’s 12th overall time testifying during the 115th Congress. Stafford also testified in October 2017 during a hearing on housing finance reform priorities before a House Financial Services subcommittee.Thursday’s scheduled hearing will focus on draft legislation from House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, that would preserve a NAFCU-sought government guarantee to the secondary mortgage market and create more lending opportunities for small lenders. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Pandemic hits Indonesia’s push for inclusive growth: Bappenas

first_img“Macroeconomic policies must be equipped with affirmative policies, increasing accessibility and industrial output policies,” Amalia said. The affirmative policies, she went on to say, were reducing poverty and inequality, encouraging productive women to have decent work and raising awareness on healthy eating and lifestyle.“Inclusive economic growth with more equitable income distribution and lower poverty is more resilient to the kind of shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” she stressed.In a recent research study, SMERU projected that 8.5 million people would fall into poverty this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The prediction means that the number of poor people will surge to 33.24 million, or 12.37 percent of Indonesia’s total population, a figure last seen in 2009.BPS data from September 2019 show that 24.79 million Indonesians lived in poverty, equivalent to 9.22 percent of the total population.“The Indonesian economy needs to recover [after the pandemic], that’s for sure, but efforts to reduce the country’s poverty rate have reversed by 10 years […]. All of the difficult steps that have been taken will then have to be redone to return to the 9.22 percent level,” SMERU researcher Ridho Al Izzati said in April.Topics : Projected slower economic growth caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to worsen Indonesia’s struggle to promote inclusive development in the country, according to a National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) official.The government with SMERU Research Institute measure the inclusiveness of growth based on 21 indicators, such as employment opportunity, inequality, contribution of women’s income and poverty rate. The result is that the country’s score on the Inclusive Economic Development Index has been stagnating at 5.75, which actually qualifies as moderately satisfying, since 2017.“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit household consumption and lowered industrial output, which in turn has affected the indicators to measure inclusive economic growth,” Bappenas expert staff member for economic and financing synergy Amalia Adininggar Widyastuti said in an online talk on Wednesday. Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data show that household spending, which accounts for more than half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), grew just 2.84 percent in the first quarter as the economy expanded 2.97 percent, the slowest since 2001.The government now expects the country’s economy to grow 2.3 percent this year from 5.02 percent last year under the baseline scenario and even to contract 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario.The pandemic, Amalia said, was directly battering at least nine indicators in the index, especially employment opportunity, inequality and poverty. Without enough inclusiveness, the poorest 20 percent of the population were hit hardest by the pandemic with most of them lacking access to decent toilet and hand washing facilities, which are precisely the means to prevent COVID-19 contagion.last_img read more

Xavi warns Barcelona not to engage Liverpool, Arsenal stars

first_img Barcelona legend, Xavi has explained how Liverpool winger Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would find it hard to adapt if they moved to the LaLiga giants. Mane has become an irreplaceable part of Jurgen Klopp‘s side in the past three seasons, coming up with a number of match-winning contributions to keep the Reds on the charge for a first league title in 30 years. Aubameyang, meanwhile, boasts the impressive record of having scored 61 goals in 97 Arsenal appearances, including 17 in the Premier League this season. The Gabon international – who has a year left on his contract – is more likely to leave than Mane this summer and Barcelona have been linked with the striker alongside Inter Milan marksman Lautaro Martinez. Xavi, however, has explained that neither Aubameyang nor Mane would likely fit in at Barca, who need a player who can perform in “small spaces”. “Mane and Aubemayang can kill you in open space. But Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces,” the legendary midfielder said. “I am thinking about player who would adapt to Barcelona and it’s not easy to find one. Samuel Eto’o was perfect as is Luis Suarez right now.” Suarez moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014 but reports have suggested that Martinez is being eyed as the long-term replacement for the 33-year-old. Indeed, Barcelona have been stretched for attackers this season with Suarez, who underwent knee surgery earlier this year, joining Ousmane Dembele on the treatment table. Reports have also suggested that Neymar is angling for a return to Barcelona, something Xavi hopes can be arranged. “Football-wise, he is among the three or five best in the world,” Xavi said of the Brazilian. “I hope that he returns to Barcelona. read also:Xavier: Nigeria has no replacement for Okocha “He was his teammate. He would add a lot. A positive character. It would be an extraordinary signing to become a difference-maker.” In other news, Liverpool have reportedly offered Pedro Chirivella a new contract and are waiting to hear back from the midfielder. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona legend, Xavi has explained how Liverpool winger Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would find it hard to adapt if they moved to the LaLiga giants. Promoted Content10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Loading… Mane has become an irreplaceable part of Jurgen Klopp‘s side in the past three seasons, coming up with a number of match-winning contributions to keep the Reds on the charge for a first league title in 30 years. Aubameyang, meanwhile, boasts the impressive record of having scored 61 goals in 97 Arsenal appearances, including 17 in the Premier League this season. The Gabon international – who has a year left on his contract – is more likely to leave than Mane this summer and Barcelona have been linked with the striker alongside Inter Milan marksman Lautaro Martinez. Xavi, however, has explained that neither Aubameyang nor Mane would likely fit in at Barca, who need a player who can perform in “small spaces”. “Mane and Aubemayang can kill you in open space. But Barcelona need players who know how to move in small spaces,” the legendary midfielder said. “I am thinking about player who would adapt to Barcelona and it’s not easy to find one. Samuel Eto’o was perfect as is Luis Suarez right now.” Suarez moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014 but reports have suggested that Martinez is being eyed as the long-term replacement for the 33-year-old. Indeed, Barcelona have been stretched for attackers this season with Suarez, who underwent knee surgery earlier this year, joining Ousmane Dembele on the treatment table. Reports have also suggested that Neymar is angling for a return to Barcelona, something Xavi hopes can be arranged. “Football-wise, he is among the three or five best in the world,” Xavi said of the Brazilian. “I hope that he returns to Barcelona. “He was his teammate. He would add a lot. A positive character. It would be an extraordinary signing to become a difference-maker.” In other news, Liverpool have reportedly offered Pedro Chirivella a new contract and are waiting to hear back from the midfielder.last_img read more

Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spree

first_imgMucureezi walks away with the ball after his hattrick against South Sudan. ALL PHOTOS KCCA FC MEDIACHAN: Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spreeJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Guinea thrashed Guinea-Bissau 7-0 in Conakry Saturday for a record winning margin for an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.The west Africans overtook Tanzania, who walloped Somalia 6-0 in Dar es Salaam during 2011 qualifying.In 15 previous qualifying matches since the competition for home-based players kicked off in 2008, Guinea never won by more than two goals.Sekou Amadou Camara was the destroyer-in-chief for the Guineans at the national stadium, netting four times to equal the individual scoring record for a qualifier.Guinea took 38 minutes to score, through Camara, and led 2-0 at half-time before the floodgates opened during a second half that yielded five more goals.They won the West zone A second round tie 10-1 on aggregate having built a 3-1 first leg advantage in Bissau last weekend.Guinea face Senegal on successive weekends during August in the final qualifying round for the 2018 tournament in Kenya.The Senegalese overcame Sierra Leone 3-1 in Dakar to advance 4-2 on aggregate.Amadou Dia Ndiaye for the hosts and Mahmou Fofanah exchanged early goals before Senegal netted twice in the second half through Alisane Ndao and Gueye Dieme.Mali overpowered the Gambia during the final quarter in Bamako to triumph 4-0 and progress by the same scoreline after a goalless first encounter.Ibrahima Kone broke the deadlock on 65 minutes and went on to score a hat-trick for the 2016 Nations Championship runners-up.Congratulations Uganda Cranes upon your win against South Sudan in the Kenya CHAN 2018 Qualifiers.FT Uganda 5-1 South Sudan pic.twitter.com/6GPbMtRQad— KCCA FC (@KCCAFC) July 22, 2017Mucureezi scores fourPaul Mucureezi matched Camara by netting four times for Uganda as they crushed South Sudan 5-1 in Kampala to qualify by the same overall score.It took him just 15 minutes either side of half-time to achieve the feat after Derrick Nsibambi put Uganda ahead on 33 minutes.Rwanda, who hosted the 2016 tournament and reached the quarter-finals, squeezed into the third round on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in Kigali.For the Tanzanians, held 1-1 at home in Lake Victoria city Mwanza, it was the fourth consecutive failure to reach the finals after featuring in the maiden 2009 tournament.South Africa and Zambia set up an August showdown for a place in Kenya by winning at home having established first-leg leads on the road.A Ryan Moon goal earned South Africa a 1-0 win over Botswana, who travelled to Moruleng in the northwestern platinum mining belt with little hope after losing by two goals at home.Zambia followed up a four-goal away triumph over Swaziland by winning 3-0 in Lusaka with all the goals coming before half-time.Justin Shonga gave the hosts a second-minute lead, Brian Mwila doubled it four minutes before half-time and Simon Silwimba struck in first-half stoppage time. Another seven fixtures are scheduled for Sunday, including a delayed first leg between Burundi and Sudan.LIVE: Paul Mucureezi grabs 4 as Uganda whips South Sudan 5-1 #CHAN2018 at Lugogo. https://t.co/H2YU0JerAQ pic.twitter.com/LTc51GHl2X— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 22, 2017African Nations Championship final zonal qualifying round draw:NorthEgypt v MoroccoAlgeria v LibyaWest ASenegal v GuineaMauritania v MaliWest BBenin v NigeriaNiger v Ivory CoastBurkina Faso v GhanaCentreEquatorial Guinea v GabonCongo Brazzaville v Democratic Republic of Congo (holders)Sao Tome e Principe v CameroonCentre-EastUganda v RwandaEthiopia v Sudan/BurundiShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Olympia Farmers Market Berry Harvest Celebration, Saturday, June 29, 2019

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketOn Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. our community will gather at the Olympia Farmers Market to celebrate the annual Berry Harvest season. Our local berry season is a spectacular procession of berry crops that thrive in the Pacific Northwest! And, when the harvests end all too quickly, we must wait the better part of a year to experience fresh, local berries again. To celebrate this long-awaited harvest, the Olympia Farmers Market partners with local farms and businesses to host a day ‘jam’ packed with activity and tasty treats for all ages!Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery will teach a workshop at the Berry Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketHelp us spread the word! For the first time, the Market will host a series of short workshops to inspire your connection with the world of local berries!11-11:30 a.m. – Story Time in the Garden with TRL. ‘Berry’ fun music, movement, and books for the whole family.12-12:30 p.m. – Helping Pollinators with Olympia Beekeepers Association. Learn how to identify local pollinators & help them thrive in your backyard.1-1:30 p.m. – Soil Testing for Success with Thurston Conservation District. Learn best practices for soil sampling, interpreting test results, & improving your soils. Bring your soil sample to be tested by TCD’s soil specialists! (Cost $25 cash or check; Testing occurs offsite and includes individualized interpretation report from TCD Staff)2-2:30 p.m. – Growing Berries with Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery. Join renowned grower and educator, Michael Dolan to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest berry crops that grow best in our area. Plants available for purchase.Did you know the Berry Harvest Celebration is a fundraiser for the Market’s Farm to Table Holiday Food Drive? Every year, we hand-craft and sell servings of the famous Market Berry Shortcake, and we commit all proceeds to the Holiday Food Drive. In partnership with local organizations that help families in need, we deliver Market sourced meal boxes during the holiday season. Through this program, we can support local farms and provide local families with fresh, nutritious food around the holiday season!Olympia Farmers Market vendor, Johnson Berry Farms, will sell berries and jam. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketOf course, fresh berries will abound! Local berry farmers will bring a stunning array of the freshest berry selections of the season! Market-wide, our vendors and restaurants will WOW visitors with berry foods and products sourced fresh and local – straight from the nearest farms to our customers. Visitors also have their choice of vendors who can expertly help them to select berry plants for purchase and planting.Enjoy live entertainment from 10am-2pm. Apple Tree Production takes the Market Stage at 10 am. This children’s theatre group will charm all ages with song and dance that invites audience members to join in the fun! How Short Jazz takes the Market Stage 11-2, with swing inspired standards that set the soul and feet to tapping.Plus, Slow Foods Berry recipe demos and sampling, play Market Bingo & win prizes with Friends of the Farmers Market, and so much more!!WHO: Olympia Farmers MarketWHAT: Annual Berry Harvest CelebrationWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501last_img read more

Celebrating a ‘Can-Do’ Summer in Sea Bright

first_imgA concert, celebrating the progress made since Super Storm Sandy hit Sea Bright in October, was held Sunday, Sept. 1, on the borough’s public beach. Sponsored by the Businesses of Sea Bright, the free event featured the music of the B-Street Band, featuring special guest Vinnie Maddog Lopez, a former Bruce Springsteen band member. The crowd enjoyed the night under overcast skies, a T-shirt giveaway and raffles for bicycles and gift certificates to various Sea Bright retailers and eating establishments.View the photo gallery herelast_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2015

first_imgDrayden Van Dyke12815151812%$812,716 Joseph Talamo14917152411%$1,162,402 Corey Nakatani831481217%$708,118 Felipe Valdez3066520%$146,548 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux11623221320%$1,322,730 Jeff Bonde2370330%$257,280 Gary Stevens651191217%$914,820 Tiago Pereira79971111%$299,584 Carla Gaines3054217%$316,855 Rafael Bejarano16139252124%$1,816,124 Doug O’Neill100910139%$543,626 Peter Miller981820818%$1,030,208 Victor Espinoza11421231418%$1,350,010 Santiago Gonzalez5755109%$181,174 Winner of the Grade I Eddie Read at Del Mar last year, Tom’s Tribute won six of 16 starts and earned $634,880 for owner Marilyn Braly . . . On the good news front, Cassidy said unbeaten Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho is scheduled to work Thursday for the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 7 . . . San Felipe candidate Lord Nelson, who held off onrushing Texas Red by a neck to win the San Vicente Stakes, worked six furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:13.40, while Bolo, also considered for the San Felipe, went five furlongs for Carla Gaines in 59.60 . . . Trainer George Papaprodromou said bargain claim Imperative could make his next start in either the Santa Anita Handicap or the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic, a race he won last April, upsetting odds-on favorite Game On Dude. Claimed for 50,000 on Dec. 21, 2013, Imperative earned a cool $1 million in winning the Classic, which will be run this year on April 18 . . . Big ‘Cap candidate Cool Samurai worked five furlongs for John Shirreffs in 1:00.40 . . . Kalookan Queen winner Harlington’s Rose, ticketed for the Grade III Las Flores Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on March 8, breezed three furlongs for Steve Knapp in 35.80. Bob Baffert641314920%$1,230,898 Mike Smith7215141121%$1,337,491 Elvis Trujillo13814171110%$929,392 FINISH LINES: Jim Cassidy is still mulling plans on where Tom’s Tribute will stand as a stallion after the retirement Friday of the multiple graded stakes winner due to an ankle injury. “We’re working on it right now,” the trainer said Sunday morning. SOLIS HOPES TO FILL IN DERBY VOID WITH METABOSSHall of Fame, 5,000 victories, Breeders’ Cup successes. The only thing missing from theresume of Alex Solis is one every jockey savors: a Kentucky Derby triumph.The native of Panama has been second the Kentucky Derby three times: on Captain Bodgit in 1997; Victory Gallop in 1998; and Aptitude in 2000. Solis has ridden in the world’s most famous horse race 14 times, but not since 2006 when he finished in a dead-heat for fourth aboard Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek.It’s still two months-plus from the Run for the Roses–light years in horse racing time–but Solis maintains a positive outlook after winning the mile and an eighth El Camino Real Derby by 2 ½ lengths aboard Metaboss last Saturday for trainer Jeff Bonde in a $15.20 upset. The win was worth 10 qualifying points to the May 2 Derby.“That’s what inspires you to get up every day,” said Solis, who turns 51 on March 25. “Horses like Metaboss make it exciting. You want to be on them. We’re out here every day, but a Derby horse is exactly what we’re looking for. I was very impressed with his race.“It was the first time I had ridden him, so I studied his form. He was nice and relaxed in the race. They went slow the first part, but when they got to the backside they started marching a little bit early and it helped my horse.“I had to be patient and wait inside for a while. When I got to the 5/16ths (pole) I got him out in the clear and he finished like a good horse and galloped out strong past the wire, so that’s a good indication, especially going a mile and an eighth this early.”Said Bonde: “Alex rode a good race. He’ll stay on the horse.”Next up: the Spiral Stakes on March 27 at Turfway Park, which, like Golden Gate, has a synthetic main track.HOLLENDORFER HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN SANTA YSABELJerry Hollendorfer trains seven of the 21 horses nominated to Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles and plans to enter three of them: Achiever’s Legacy, Glory and Light the City.“All of them have been running very well,” said the meet’s leading trainer with 21 victories through 35 racing days. True enough. Achiever’s Legacy has two wins from seven starts, with a third last out in the Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes on Jan. 31.Glory was second by a neck in the California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 7 after breaking her maiden at Santa Anita by two lengths on Jan. 10; and Light the City was a closing second by a half-length in the Las Virgenes.As for Santa Anita Handicap favorite Shared Belief, Hollendorfer plans to breeze the once-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Tuesday at Golden Gate as is his wont en route to the $1 million, Grade I Big ‘Cap at 1 ¼ miles on March 7.Probable for the Santa Ysabel: Achiever’s Legacy, no rider; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith; Enchanting Lady, no rider; Glory, no rider; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano; and Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza. Michael Pender2964221%$155,720 James Cassidy4475816%$263,330 Brice Blanc3162319%$239,262 Mike Puype615988%$275,096 Mark Glatt4678715%$371,324 Edwin Maldonado76941012%$333,346center_img John Sadler748131211%$577,406 Jerry Hollendorfer10621141620%$2,074,158 Brandon Boulanger885586%$162,336 2/2/2/2 Flavien Prat74109614%$501,466 -more- Thomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 Martin Pedroza11211171310%$493,398 Hector Palma2363126%$129,150 Peter Eurton55118720%$546,828 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Martin Garcia9016131218%$1,250,950 Richard Mandella3986721%$406,016 Fernando Perez1121012109%$497,222 Philip D’Amato46108722%$472,410 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze17623181813%$1,342,234 $1 MILLION LATE PICK 4 GUARTANTEE ON BIG ‘CAP DAYShared Belief is expected to rule a prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, but that won’t prevent fans from trying to land a game-changing score.There will be huge guaranteed pools that day, including a $1 million Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6, in addition to three other graded stakes besides the Big ‘Cap, with Triple Crown hopefuls spotlighted in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.Also, there will be a Beerfest and live music in the infield. First post time will be 12 noon; gates open at 10 a.m. (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 21) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Richard Baltas4487318%$335,038 A. C. Avila2261327%$149,974 IT’S NEVER TOO SOON FOR DERBY FEVER: SOLISHOLLENDORFER TO ENTER TRIO IN SANTA YSABELPOTENTIALLY BIG PAY DAYS LOOM ON BIG ‘CAP DAY Mark Casse4275517%$599,998 -30-last_img read more