Global Change Leaders Program for Women

Pocket +1 ERASMUS+ Virtual Exchange – Gender In/equality in Media and Journalism One thought on “Global Change Leaders Program for Women” Tweet Client Support & Meeting Representative Intern, Brussels → Deadline: 17 January 2014Open to: emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issuesVenue: 25 August – 10 October 2014 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (Canada)DescriptionThe Global Change Leaders Program is a seven-week education program offered by Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership. This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.  Program participants engage in learning grounded in real world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas.  Through a shared learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.For 2014, the Global Change Leaders Program consists of two main components:1. August 25 – October 10, 2014:  A seven week on-site intensive course at the Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia (Canada) where a collaborative relationship is fostered among facilitators and participants to draw out lessons and insights from their rich and diverse experiences.2. October 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015:  Participants will benefit from one-on-one mentoring from experienced women leaders upon their return home for up to six months to follow on the application of learning into practice. Mentors and mentees will be matched during the residency period based on specific needs and geographic locations. Participants will also join a global alumni network of women leaders.See the Frequently Asked Questions page HERE for more information.EligibilityThis program is targeted to emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues.  These are women who:Possess a minimum of four years of demonstrated leadership experience in a social or economic development endeavour in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women;Have great drive and passion for their work, demonstrated through their outstanding contributions in their organizations and communities;Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community based organizations and not for profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business;Hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience; andHave strong oral and written English language competencies.CostsGlobal Change Leaders program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, and meals. Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished women leaders from around the world.ApplicationApplications are now being accepted for the 2014 Global Change Leaders Program.  The application deadline is January 17, 2014 at 11:59 EST. Applications will only be accepted electronically using the online form HERE.In the online form, applicants are asked to provide the names, contact details and the email addresses for two persons who can provide a recommendation for the candidate. The people named as references will receive an email from Coady’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership with a link to reference form that they can complete online. Your references will also receive an email once their form has been successfully submitted. Applicants should ensure that they have notified their referees prior to submitting their application. Applications which do not have two references will not be reviewed.You have the option of saving a partially completed form with a login and password that you create, and returning to it later. Your login must be an email address, and your password must be at least six characters and contain a number and an upper case letter.Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a Skype interview no later than 31 March 2014.You may direct your questions to the organizers at [email protected] Please see the official website HERE for further details. Reddit Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. By Rahma says: on December 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm Waiting ← Full-Tuition Sié Fellowship at University of Denver (USA) Log in to Reply Global Change Leaders Program for Women LinkedIn 0 December 2, 2013 Published by tatjana Study Scholarships – Postgraduate Studies in the Field of Architecture -DAAD Similar Stories Mini MBA in Moscow – The Netherlands Education Group read more

JinkoSolar to supply 75 MW of panels to Arizona solar project

first_imgJinkoSolar to supply 75 MW of panels to Arizona solar projectSwinerton Renewable Energy’s Red Horse 2 solar and wind project, in the town of Cochise, Arizona, will utilize 248,750 JinkoSolar modules, the developer has confirmed. March 20, 2015 Ian Clover Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share China’s solar module producer JinkoSolar has confirmed today that it has been selected to supply solar panels to a 75 MW PV project being constructed in the U.S. state of Arizona. The Red Horse 2 wind and solar project is being developed by local EPC Swinerton Renewable Energy, and will be located near to the town of Cochise. Swinerton Renewable Energy has opted for JinkoSolar’s high-efficient 72-cell polycrystalline solar panels, of which 248,750 will be installed over the coming months. Once complete, the hybrid development – which will boast a multi-MW wind installation too – will generate enough clean energy to power 13,500 local households. “The Red Horse 2 project is a true example of the advancement of renewable energy in the U.S. and we are proud to be an integral part of the growing clean energy industry,” said JinkoSolar U.S. general manager Nigel Cockroft, who added that the project adds to the company’s growing list of U.S. developments, with more than 400 MW of modules shipped to the market in 2014. “So far in 2015, we have signed contracts to supply an additional 750 MW of modules,” said Cockroft, revealing that the U.S. is now second only to China as the biggest market for JinkoSolar. It has been a busy week for the Chinese manufacturer. Yesterday the company announced that it is going to build a new solar cell and module factory that will add 500 MW of cell and 450 MW of module manufacturing capacity to its portfolio, while at the beginning of the week a fire at its wafer production facility in Jianxi, China, caused an estimated $160,000 in damages.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. 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50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian government

first_img50 MW Jordan solar farm to be financed by IFC and Canadian governmentWorld Bank Group member, International Finance Corp. is to collaborate with the Canadian government to fund a $76 million, 50 MW solar farm in Jordan to be developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. September 26, 2016 Ian Clover Finance Markets Markets & Policy Share The International Finance Corp. – a member of the World Bank Group – has teamed with the Canadian government to provide $76 million in financing for a large-scale solar farm in Jordan. The 50 MW plant, to be located in the city of Mafraq in the northern part of the oil-importing country, will be developed by U.S-based EPC Fotowatio Renewables Ventures (FRV), which is part of the Abdul Latif Jameel Energy group. Some $21 million of the $76 million total will be provided by the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program, and is the first solar farm to be financed out of the four that the Jordanian government has planned under its second round of solar PV projects. Under the terms of the solar plant’s development, power provided will be supplied at a tariff of US 6.9 cents/kWh, which is below the average cost of electricity in Jordan and among the cheapest solar power available globally. IFC director for the Middle East and North Africa, Mouayed Makhlouf, said that Jordan’s power demand is growing rapidly and that privately owned firms with financial clout and technical expertise had a role to play in bringing new and clean generation capacity to Jordan – and to do so at a competitive cost. “This will help the government to provide Jordan’s economy with the energy it needs to grow,” Makhlouf said. For the IFC, this investment marks another portion of the group’s wider involvement in the Jordanian clean energy segment. In November 2013 the IFC was pivotal in financing Jordan’s 117 MW Tafila wind project, and the financing institution has since supported the creation of seven solar PV plants in the country. This latest project sees the IFC mobilize some $12 million in funding from Dutch development bank FMO, $8 million from Europe Arab Bank (EAB), and $5 million from FinnFund, which is a Finnish development financier. The government of Canada’s involvement via the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program is a strategic involvement designed to help Jordan secure its own energy future at a time of great political uncertainty in the region. “The government of Canada’s investment in Jordan is helping them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support their transition to a cleaner and greener future,” said Canadian minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna. “Growing renewable energy production, like solar power, is part of an effective strategy to address climate change.” Earlier this month, Jordan began preparing for the third round of its PV energy tender, which will add another string to the country’s burgeoning solar bow. 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Rwanda: EUCL former official responds to AG report

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS Finance and Policy Former chief executive of Rwanda Energy Group, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza, sways Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee to probe the Energy Utility Corporation Ltd (EUCL). Mugiraneza influenced the committee to recommend a fresh audit into EUCL to determine the problems the institution inherited from operating under the now defunct Energy Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA), the New Times reported.It is reported that he was speaking on the committee’s public hearings concerning the management issues contained in the 2014/15 Auditor General’s report.EUCL management issuesMugiraneza advised that to deal with EUCL’s recurring problems, it is important to determine what issues existed before and those that came about after the split. Read more…“For this to be fixed, there should be cut off, from where the company stood as of July 1, 2014, so that we can differentiate old problems from new ones. There are debts that moved with a different company and some serious decisions need to be made,” he said.With regards to the issue of Rwf13 billion ($2 million) debt cited by the Auditor-General, Mugiraneza said that some issues date as far back as when the institution was still called Electrogaz, media stated.He said: “For instance, there are dates accumulated by communes (now districts) when the company was still called Electrogaz. Then later, you have enterprises that also had debts at the time they were privatised. Getting that money has been difficult.”Past mistakesAccording to the New Times, the committee’s deputy chairperson, Theoneste Karenzi, also agreed that the new companies should not be held accountable for past mistakes and that there was need for a fast and permanent solution to determine what qualifies as an old problem and a new one.“These (AG) reports have over the years come with the same problems over and over again. From EWSA to REG and WASAC. There are historical responsibilities that should not be a burden carried by new companies,” Karenzi said.“The Auditor-General’s responsibility is not only to tell us where there are problems but to also advise such institutions. PAC’s recommendation is that the board and management should make decision and discuss it with the Finance and Infrastructure ministries and the Auditor-General so that the next report is clear,” he added. Previous articleIFC to increase lending to Egypt in support of renewablesNext articleTanzania: investments in LNG market could be idle, says report Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Featured image: Stockcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

No reason to stop at 27

first_imgImagine a German soldier in the First World War shouting to his French enemy across the trenches: “In a few generations, the idea of a Franco-German war will seem absurd.” From his trench, the French soldier replies: “Yeah right, and Turks will be Europeans.” The first statement seemed very unlikely at the time. Just as unimaginable as it would have been for anyone in the 1970s to suggest that the Soviet Union would soon collapse, and that three of its republics would become members of the European Union in the first decade of the 21st century. For many Europeans, however, the French remark on Turkey is still valid. Even though it is a candidate country engaged in accession negotiations with the EU, several high-profile politicians sneer at Turkey’s membership aspirations.The resistance is not only directed towards Turkey. Ukraine is another case in point; it has yet to take the first step in the accession process. In fact, there seems to be a sense of enlargement fatigue in many EU circles. For some reason, many people seem to think that 27, or any other figure for that matter, is the optimal number of member states for the European Union.  This defensive attitude misses several points and aspects of what the EU is all about, and ignores the successes of previous expansions.  Since its foundation, the EU has widened repeatedly, taking in new members in 1973, 1981, 1986, 1994, 2004 and 2007. In fact, EU expansion is a natural growth process, where ever more countries join not only an economic union with a free flow of goods, services, capital and people enhances trade and wealth through competition and specialisation, but also an area of democracy and a Western political identity. In the early 1970s, Spain, Greece and Portugal were poor military dictatorships. In the 21st century, nobody questions their status as prosperous and democratic market economies. The most obvious success, of course, was the accession of ten former communist countries (together with Cyprus and Malta) between 2004 and 2007, marking an end to the oppression of the people of half a continent. Without doubt, the EU played a fundamental role in the political, social and economic transformation of the ten central and eastern European member states. Despite political instability, having EU membership within reach restrained the young democracies from falling back into authoritarianism and autarky. When Slovakia fell behind its neighbours in the accession negotiations, voters wisely decided to oust the eastward-leaning populist Vladimír Mečiar from power. Slovakia then joined the frontrunners in the first expansion wave of 2004. Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, the countries of central and eastern Europe continued with economic reforms, integrated with the world through trade and investment, cut unemployment and raised living standards dramatically. Even though the current financial crisis has hit many of them hard, economic growth has been strikingly high in most countries.  Even though the direct economic gains of further enlargements will be limited for the current EU, there are growth benefits to be gained, not least from a dynamic perspective. The strongest case for further enlargements, however, is not economic, but political. It is an opportunity to secure the Western, democratic and market-oriented development path of ever more countries. Two quotes. “Europe will not be made at once, or according to a single plan”, Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the EU, said in 1950. Nor has it been; the EU has expanded naturally, reflecting and shaping history. On the day of Poland’s accession to the EU, Lech Wałęsa, Poland’s first post-communist president, said: “I fought for our country to recover everything it lost under communism and the Soviets…and now my struggle is over. My ship has come to port.”The burden of proof must lie with those who think that the natural growth of the EU should stop at 27, that Europe is made now and that other ships should not come to port in Europe. Fredrik Segerfeldt is the author of a European Enterprise Institute report entitled “In defence of EU enlargement”.last_img read more

The Phish-Fueled Mockingbird Foundation Announces $75K In Grants Toward Music Education For Children

first_imgThe Mockingbird Foundation is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization founded and run entirely by Phish fans. A leading grant-maker in music education for children, having now made 274 grants in 46 states, totaling $918,093.40 total, the organization also serves as the primary provider of historical information about Phish and its music, and has since its inception 1996.The Foundation has recently announced thirteen new grants, totaling $75,000, to go toward music education for children. This year’s grants have exceeded almost one-third of the applicants’ requests, proving the ultimate generosity that comes from this particular community. Check out the impressive list of their newest grants, in support of schools, centers, and non-profit organizations in ten states below:$5,000 for instruments at Alabama Symphony Orchestra (Birmingham, AL)$4,000 for instruments at Boys and Girls Club of Vista (Vista, CA)$10,000 for instruments at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (Chicago, IL) – doubled$5,000 for instruments at Hilo Intermediate School (Hilo, HI)$2,000 for instruments at Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School (Spartanburg, SC)$5,000 for instruments at Legacy Music Alliance (Salt Lake City, UT)$10,000 for staffing at Mainly Mozart, Inc. (San Diego, CA) – doubled$10,000 for scholarships at Manna House Workshops, Inc. (New York, NY) – matched & doubled$5,000 for instruments at Moreno Valley Unified School District (Moreno Valley, CA)$5,000 for scholarships at Philadelphia Chapter of The American Harp Society (Philadelphia, PA) – increased, matched, & doubled$5,000 for general funds at SoundStrings (Red Wing, MN)$5,000 for instruments at Southern Utah University Preschool & Teacher Education Program (Cedar City, UT)$4,000 for instruments at The Alberta School of Performing Arts (Tuscaloosa, AL)The lucky thirteen grantees were selected among a list of over 877 applicants, with requests totaling more than $2.5 million, via a highly competitive, two-tiered online application process. The Mockingbird Foundation is only as strong as its supporting community, so if you are one who wants to help reach even higher goals, head over to their website and be part of the movement today.[Via Mbird]last_img read more

Elliott, Byron top Phoenix practices in Hendrick Motorsports sweep

first_imgChase Elliott pushed atop the speed chart in final NASCAR Cup Series practice at Phoenix Raceway as Hendrick Motorsports swept both Friday sessions.Elliott forged a 134.213-mph lap on the 1-mile Arizona track in Hendrick’s No. 9 Chevrolet. He was also second to teammate William Byron, who led opening practice and sealed the eighth-fastest speed in final practice.RELATED: Final practice results | Lap averages | Weekend scheduleThe 50-minute session was the final tune-up before Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying and Sunday’s FanShield 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Kyle Busch landed the second-fastest lap at 134.203 mph — just .002 seconds off Elliott’s time — in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota. Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman and Ty Dillon rounded out the top five in order.Kevin Harvick, the series’ winningest driver at Phoenix with nine victories, was 13th in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford, but did have the best 10-lap average final practice.Qualifying to determine the 38-car starting lineup is set for Saturday at 2:35 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).NASCAR officials held three Cup Series teams for portions of final practice for technical infractions incurred last week at Auto Club Speedway. The following teams served 15-minute deductions: The No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet of Kurt Busch and the No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Ford of JJ Yeley. The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. had 30 minutes deducted from final practice for three inspection failures last weekend.Byron leads 1-2 Hendrick sweep in first practiceWilliam Byron powered to the top of the NASCAR Cup Series leaderboard in Friday’s opening practice at Phoenix Raceway, leading a 1-2 sweep by Hendrick Motorsports drivers.RELATED: Practice 1 results | Best lap averages | Weekend scheduleByron survived a minor wall scrape and registered a 134.595-mph lap in Hendrick’s No. 24 Chevrolet. He was just ahead of teammate Chase Elliott, who turned a 133.849 lap in the No. 9 Chevy.“Just gotta know where the wall’s at, you know, and I was just trying to get my angle for Turn 1 and just nicked it a little bit,” Byron told FOX Sports. “Just got to figure out where it is. We have a little more windshield block out here, so my line of sight’s a little different. So just getting used to that. The car’s pretty good. I think we’re about P10 or 11 in race trim. Need a little more speed, but I thought qualifying trim was obviously good, too.”Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch completed the top five in the 50-minute session.Three teams absorbed minor tangles with the outside retaining wall. Corey LaJoie’s tap was the more pronounced of the three after his Go Fas Racing No. 32 Ford slipped out of the groove with 10 minutes left in the opening session. Aric Almirola and Byron pressed on after brief right-side scrapes.last_img read more

Phish Delivers Jam-Heavy 6-Song Second Set, 4-Song Encore In Merriweather Finale [Videos]

first_imgAnother summer tour debut came in the form “Halfway Home” from Ghosts of the Forest and as expected, Trey infused heavy distortion into the guitar-focused composition. The clearly-categorized song placement that traveled from 1.0>3.0 in the first set returned to the 1.0 roots with “The Wedge” and “Run Like an Antelope” to close it out. Jon Fishman added some extra hot sauce to the high-energy rocker early on as he explored the entire kit like a four-armed multi-beast. Trey’s evil-sounding guitar playing added some serious tension to the classic composition before they dropped in the “Rye, rye, Rocco” lyrics to cool things off.Talking Heads‘ “Crosseyed and Painless” opened the second set for the 21st time in 3.0. The multi-layered jam was highlighted by a blissful, patient build-up and influenced the light-designer, Chris Kuroda, to cast blues and purples across the ceiling of the pavilion, feeding off the ethereal feel of the music. Trey dipped into his big bag of effects and caught a grittier wave before seamlessly driving the jam into “Everything’s Right”. Gordon’s presence could be felt as he created a dank groove with Fishman. Page jumped from the grand piano to organ to signal the next Type II layer as Trey utilized his shimmering echo effects. Gordon made sure the first performance of “Everything’s Right” at Merriweather was a memorable one by anchoring the jam with thick and driving bass effects to work around Trey’s “Still waiting,” vocal teases, callbacks to the set opener. The jam traveled through several layers—from heavenly and soulful to dark and haunting—until it transitioned into another Ghosts of the Forest tune with “Ruby Waves”. McConnell added extraterrestrial effects to the jam by way of Moog synth while Trey developed a dark and stormy tone driven by Fishman’s exceptional kit work.Laced with additional “Still waiting” vocal quotes, the band peacefully settled into a sweeter groove as Kuroda turned the suspended light-rig on a 45-degree angle above the stage. Fishman felt it was the right time to summon the “woos” as Trey worked on a driving riff similar to “Crosseyed”, nicely blending “Ruby Waves” into “Twist” (where wooing is welcomed and encouraged). Gordon bounced fat bass notes off of McConnell’s organ/piano combo to create a solid early-jam foundation. A hush filled the room as Trey dropped bluesy riffs over some more “Still waiting” teases and initiated a full-audience singalong. When “Twist” came to a close, “2001” blasted off. The hazy, fog-filled stage gave the song a moon landing feel that was extravagantly decorated by Gordon’s vibrating bass. Phish returned from outer space by launching into the fun-loving “Blaze On”. For the first time since its 2015 debut, the band chose to close out the second set with the 3.0 go-to. Fishman was in the zone and led a full-band collaborative jam that didn’t break too far from its structure but kicked enough ass to keep fans roaring and shaking. As the MPP audience cheered for the Vermonters to return for an encore, they expected to hear one song, maybe two, as is the norm. What they got was four. Returning to their 1.0 setlist choices, “Maze” made its way into the encore for the first time in its 27 year existence and Page annihilated the keyboard-heavy, uniquely-placed version. The loveable “Waste” led to the amusing  “Sanity,” which included over-the-top shenanigans and “Chilling, Thrilling” quotes from Page. Finding the encore slot for the second time at MPP (see 6/12/2011), there appears to be something about the stars sucking in Maryland that gets “Sanity” attention at this venue. The age old question of, “Can you still have any fun?” was answered in the official show finale, “Wilson”. A few minor lyric flubs didn’t seem to bother anyone as the pavilion, as Trey kept the theme of the set alive with one more “Still waiting” quote before the band called it a night.You can watch a selection of videos from the show below:Phish – “Carini” [Pro-Shot][Video: Phish]Phish – “Halfway Home”[Video: M G]Phish – “Crosseyed and Painless” [Pro-Shot][Video: Phish]Phish – “Sanity”[Video: M G]Phish continues their 2019 summer tour in Jon Fishman’s home state of Maine on Tuesday and Wednesday at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head here.Each show on Phish’s 2019 summer tour will be rebroadcast on SiriusXM Phish Radio (Ch. 29) at 12:00 ET the following day. Start listening here.Setlist: Phish | Merriweather Post Pavilion | Columbia, MD | 6/23/19SET 1: Carini > My Soul > Rift, Gumbo, It’s Ice > Winterqueen, Yarmouth Road, Shade, Halfway Home[1] > The Wedge > Run Like an AntelopeSET 2: Crosseyed and Painless > Everything’s Right > Ruby Waves[2] > Twist > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Blaze OnENCORE: Maze, Waste > Sanity > Wilson[1] Phish debut.[2] Unfinished. It is no secret that Sunday is a favorite night of the week for Phish fans. That is especially true when they are in one of the most beloved venues in the band’s history. With only a handful of Sundays remaining on the summer schedules, the crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion gathered in the lot on a beautiful early-summer day hoping their beloved band would once again bring something unique to the MPP stage. While the somewhat segmented first set went from 1.0 songs to 3.0 songs then back into 1.0, the smoking hot 6-song second set and four-song, 25-minute encore truly offered something for everyone.For the second time this tour, “Carini” was used as the lighter for a gasoline-soaked fire to kick off the first set. If Bonnaroo’s Friday night set was the blueprint for what was to come, Maryland’s favorite shed was going to have an incredible Sunday night. The dark and heavy rocker broke away from its common identity fairly quickly and transformed into a blissful, beachy jam through Page McConnell’s soulful B3 organ and Trey Anastasio’s airy and joyful guitar playing. The non-lumpy segue into “My Soul” made people dance and holler to the familiar Clifton Chenier cover for the first time since the 2017 Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, and Trey clearly felt the energy of Merriweather as he slayed a fast-moving solo.center_img Another clean transition moved “My Soul” into another song with “My soul” in the lyrics. A standard and well-executed “Rift” kept the 1.0 Phish tunes echoing through the Symphony Woods. Hopefully, Sunday night’s crowd was hungry as Phish cooked up a nice version of “Gumbo” for them to savor. This 29-year-old funker never found its way onto a Phish studio album, but the “Chairman of the Boards” etched its name into the memorable Sunday night version at MPP. The loose plinko playing by Trey and clavinet execution by Page showed signs of exploration from the start of the jam, but it didn’t extend into the big “Gumbo” space we’ve seen in the past. After a long pause and the apparent end of the song, Page dropped back into the composition while Trey laughed and added “My Soul” quotes to officially finish the tune before giving a shout-out to the keyboardist.Another oldie-but-goodie came in the form of “It’s Ice”, with Page once again standing out as the first-set MVP at MPP—apparently when he wears his “101 Dalmatians” shirt, he is ready to bring the heat. Page used the clavinet to bring some danceable grittiness to the otherwise standard “It’s Ice”. On paper, this 2019 setlist could be confused with something from the ’90s, but that all came to an end with the Fuego original, “Winterqueen”, to give the crowd a breather. Trey was the center of attention as he scaled his guitar neck with patience and precision during the feel-good Type I jam. Mike Gordon took over on lead vocals for the first “Yarmouth Road” at MPP since the second-ever performance in 2013. The reggae-influenced, organ-forward Gordon original kept the chiller vibes going through the middle of the set before ceding the spotlight to the Anastasio/Marshall-penned “Shade”.last_img read more

Bank of America Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Racial Inequality; Apple, Facebook, Verizon Give $10M Each

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMajor American corporations are not only voicing solidarity with communities of color during this time of upheaval, they are putting a little money behind the sentiment.Bank of America announced yesterday that it is committing $1 billion over four years in additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality, especially in the wake of the COVID-related economic downturn and health care needs.“The events of the past week have created a sense of true urgency that has arisen across our nation, particularly in view of the racial injustices we have seen in the communities where we work and live,” said CEO Brian Moynihan. “We all need to do more.” The money will flow to economic programs involving jobs, training, small business support, and housing, but will add a new emphasis on health services for communities of color. $100 million will support its nonprofit partners across 90 communities, and $250 million will assist with lending to the smallest and minority-owned businesses through its support to community development financial and minority depository institutions.RELATED: Wells Fargo to Donate $1 Billion to Affordable Housing and Homelessness Across AmericaMeanwhile, Apple, Facebook, and Verizon are promising millions of dollars to support civil rights groups.In a memo to Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook promised action with $10 million: “Apple is making donations to a number of groups, including the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit committed to challenging racial injustice, ending mass incarceration, and protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable people in American society.”Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Sunday post that the social network is “committing an additional $10 million” to groups working on racial justice—and deciding which ones to donate to by engaging its civil rights advisors and employees to identify organizations locally and nationally that could most effectively use this right now.“I know that $10 million can’t fix this,” he wrote. “It needs sustained, long term effort.”MORE: After Botched Restaurant Burglary Attempt, Owner Offers Free Meals to Anyone Who is DesperateVerizon will donate $10 million to various groups, said CEO Hans Vestberg on Monday:The Verizon Foundation has committed $10 million to social justice organizations, shared equally between these organizations: The National Urban League, the NAACP, National Action Network, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Rainbow Push Coalition, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.SHARE Some Good News During Hard Times — Post This on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more