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Anderson .Paak Welcomes Kendrick Lamar For SNL Performance [Watch]

first_imgMulti-talented west coast hip-hop artist Anderson .Paak was the latest guest to perform on Saturday Night Live, celebrating and performing two songs from his brand-new album, Oxnard.Released in mid-November, the Dr. Dre-produced record is the follow up to 2016’s Grammy-nominated Malibu and features collaborations with rappers Kendrick Lamar, Pusha-T, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, and BJ the Chicago Kid, and vocalists Kadhja Bonet, Norelle, Cocoa Sarai, and more.For his Saturday Night Live debut, .Paak performed two songs from the album: “Tints” and “Who R U?”. For the first song, .Paak’s impressive musicianship was on full display from behind the drum kit while he effortlessly delivered his verses in “Tints”. Toward the end of the song, Kendrick Lamar walked on stage to deliver his own parts of the song, much to the surprise of all those watching. Later in the show, Anderson .Paak delivered an exceptional solo performance of “Who R U?”, showcasing his ability to entertain an audience with only his voice, a microphone, and some serious dance moves.If he wasn’t already on your radar, you better be sure he is now. Anderson .Paak leaves no room for misinterpretation: he’s real, he’s raw, and he’s here to show us all. Watch both performances below.“Tints” feat. Kendrick Lamar[Video: SNL]“Who R U?”[Video: SNL]last_img read more

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Heinrich Dieter Holland

first_imgHeinrich “Dick” Holland was born in Germany, but in 1939 conditions there led him to emigrate to the United States. Here he graduated from the Stony Brook School on Long Island. Dick then attended Princeton University, where he graduated in chemistry within three years at the age of 18. He continued graduate studies at Columbia University, and at age 23 joined the faculty of Princeton University. It did not take much time for his fame to spread and he came to Harvard University in 1972, where he became the Harry C. Dudley Professor of Economic Geology.Dick Holland was one of the founding fathers of the geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits as he pioneered the use of thermochemical calculations to deduce the temperature and chemical composition of ore-forming fluids from observed mineral assemblages. This made it possible to obtain reliable estimates of the temperature, pressure, and fugacities of sulfur, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other components. In addition, with his students he investigated experimentally important questions about the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits. This included the high-temperature partitioning of elements between hydrous fluids and silicate melts as well as the interaction of hot water with rocks. These pioneering experiments also clarified the formation of porphyry copper deposits and of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.Dick’s pioneering work on solubilities, on stability relations, and on redox equilibria between fluids and minerals led to a better understanding of the transport and deposition of minerals in ore deposits. Furthermore, his studies of the oxidation of uraninite clarified the formation of Witwatersrand-type Au-U deposits and of the oxygen content of the Precambrian atmosphere.In addition to being a great theoretician and experimentalist, Dick Holland carried out important analytical studies, such as the first detailed fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies at Providencia, Mexico, and Bluebell, British Columbia. His belief that fluid inclusions could furnish important information about the chemical composition of hydrothermal fluids led him to develop ways to analyze their metal contents and gaseous chemistry.Dick examined how elements were dispersed and concentrated to form ore deposits and contributed significantly to our general understanding of the formation of porphyry copper, vein and replacement lead-zinc-silver, hydrothermal uranium, and evaposite deposits. His studies of volcanogenic massive sulfide (kuroko-type) ores complemented his interest in black smokers on ocean ridges and the oceanic magnesium budget. Furthermore, his work on iron formations, conglomerate uranium deposits, and metalliferous black shales had implications for the composition of the Precambrian atmosphere.Dick Holland was a perceptive, passionate, and interdisciplinary scientist. Typically, his mind envisaged what needed to be done to test a new idea. He raised questions concerning what field observations needed to be made, what samples needed to be taken (and how), what laboratory analyses or experiments should to be done, how many alternative interpretations there could be, and how the available data could discriminate between them. Dick stood out from his colleagues because of his clear thinking about complex geological/geochemical problems and for his emphasis on the overall view.Dick’s insistence on collecting field evidence was illustrated during a study of hydrothermal uranium deposits in northern Saskatchewan, where he insisted on collecting so many samples that the amphibious airplane could not lift off until the pilot rebelled and took him back to the pier in order to send the samples by land.Dick Holland published 146 papers and authored, co-authored, or co-edited seven books, attesting to his productivity. In recognition of his accomplishments he became a member of the National and American Academies of Sciences and received the V. M. Goldschmidt Award of the Geochemical Society.It is important to note Dick Holland’s talent as a teacher and mentor to undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. They praised him for his patience, dedication, generosity with time and equipment, helpfulness, openness, and willingness to listen. His characteristic expressions were “What’s new?”, “Are you sure of that?”, “Who cares?”, and “Onward.” Dick was a genial, challenging, sage, and jolly colleague, whose laughter often spread from his office down the hall. His broad interests were not just scientific, but covered history and literature, particularly rare books. Most importantly, he was a warm and caring person, a great and loyal friend, and a loving and dedicated family man.Dick was predeceased by his wife, Alice, and his son, Matthew. He is survived by his sons John and Henry as well as by his daughter, Anne.Respectfully submitted,C. W. BurnhamStein B. JacobsenMark Van BaalenUlrich Petersen, Chairlast_img read more


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Okieriete Onaodowan Will Replace Josh Groban in The Great Comet

first_img View Comments Prior to Hamilton, Onaodowan appeared on Broadway in Rocky and Cyrano de Bergerac. His additional stage credits include The Shipment, Luce and Neighbors off-Broadway and the national tour of American Idiot.Featuring a book and score by Dave Malloy (who will play the title role at select performances this spring) and directed by Rachel Chavkin, The Great Comet is inspired by an excerpt of War and Piece and immerses audiences in a story of young love-turned-epic romance.Onaodowan will join a cast that currently includes Denée Benton as Natasha, Lucas Steele as Anatole, Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Amber Gray as Helene and Grace McLean as Marya D. Related Shows Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Okieriete Onaodowan(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) And what about Pierre? Don’t worry; Oak’s got it covered. Okieriete Onaodowan, who originated the dual roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in Broadway’s Hamilton, will step into the spotlight of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Onaodowan will assume the role of Pierre from current star Josh Groban on July 3.As previously reported, Groban will take his final bow on July 2. Onaodowan is currently scheduled to stay in the show through September 4. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017last_img read more


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Robert and Holly Miller become Champlain College’s top lifetime benefactors

first_imgRobert and Holly Miller become Champlain Colleges top lifetime benefactorsBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College officials announced today that Robert and Holly Miller have become the leading lifetime benefactors of the College. This week, the Burlington couple increased their Power of Three capital campaign pledge to $2.2 million to add their support to the Colleges first endowed chair, a $1 million academic fund created to honor retiring President Roger H. Perry. Over the past dozen years, the Millers have donated $3.75 million to the private, career-oriented college.We support Champlain College to help it move to ever higher levels of excellence and innovation, said Holly Miller, who has served on Champlains board of trustees for 12 years. We also wanted to honor Roger Perrys extraordinary leadership by contributing to the endowed chair. As young people, Holly and I never had the means to get an education, said Robert Miller, owner of REM Development Company. Both of the Millers grew up in Rutland, Vermont. We were originally attracted to Champlain College because of its no-nonsense, career-focused education. The campus and programs have changed, but Holly and I have continued to support Champlain because it never loses sight of its mission.Holly Miller said she appreciates the personal touch thats central to the Champlain College experience. Champlain faculty and staff are willing to go beyond the call of duty to support, teach and inspire each student, she said. Its very personal and translates into the message that Champlain cares about the student as a person as well as caring about the students education.President Roger Perry, who has presided over the College for nearly 13 years, praised the Millers commitment to the institution. Bob and Holly Millers gifts of time, energy and resources mean so much to this college, he said. Theyve been an integral part of the Champlain College community, serving countless hours on trustee committees to ensure that Champlain is able to offer current, effective and market-driven educational programs.Holly Miller has served on the Board of Trustees since 1992 and was chair of the board from 2001 to 2003. As co-chair of the current Presidential Search Committee, she noted, Selecting Champlain Colleges next president is one of the most important decisions trustees will make.The Millers have served on campaign committees and have contributed to Champlains Support-a-Student Scholarship Fund and the Annual Fund. They were lead donors seven years ago in the Uncommon Ground capital campaign that built Champlains high-tech library, which the College named the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons to honor the couples generosity.The current Power of Three campaign creates three new facilities on the Champlain campus, including the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology and The Main Street Suites & Conference Center. The third of the three new buildings–the Student Life Complex–is currently under construction. These facilities will enhance the academic and student life experiences at the four-year college. They will also advance Champlains partnerships with Vermont businesses and increase the Colleges already significant impact on the Vermont economy.Champlain College is not the only organization blessed by the Millers generosity, Perry said. When it comes to community service, Bob and Holly Miller truly are local heroes.The Millers have been lead supporters–as volunteers and as benefactors–of many Vermont organizations, including the Visiting Nurse Association, Vermont Respite House, Champlain Valley Exposition and King Street Youth Center. They also support Flynn Arts scholarships for area children at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and they offer college scholarships for students at H.O. Wheeler Elementary School.Champlain College trustees have announced that the Power of Three campaign has raised $15 million to date, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign. The campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the Colleges 126-year history, included the goal of growing endowment by at least $2 million.As Champlain College prepares for its future and the futures of our graduates, we are deeply grateful for the support weve been receiving from the community, Perry said.# # #last_img read more


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Economics of Navajo Plant Undercut by Steady, Low Natural Gas Prices

first_imgEconomics of Navajo Plant Undercut by Steady, Low Natural Gas Prices FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Republic:Two investment firms are considering a joint purchase of the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired power plant near Page, but time is running out to strike a deal.The power plant is scheduled to close in December 2019, which also will prompt the closure of the Kayenta Mine about 80 miles away. Peabody Energy runs the Kayenta Mine and has hired Lazard, a financial advisory firm, to find a buyer for the power plant to keep the mine in business.Emails between Lazard and the Central Arizona Project, which currently uses most of the power from the coal plant, were made public recently by a Cleveland research group called the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. It’s unclear how the institute got the emails, but a CAP official confirmed their authenticity.The emails show that Lazard set up an early April meeting with CAP to talk about the canal purchasing power from the coal plant if it were to be run by Avenue Capital Group and Middle River Power. Avenue Capital is based in New York and focuses on “distressed” investments. Middle River Power is based in Illinois and is an investment company that buys power plants Neither Avenue Capital nor Middle River Power could be reached for comment.Salt River Project and the other electric companies that own the plant said they decided to close it because they can get cheaper power from natural-gas plants. SRP has said it will work with any potential buyer to turn the plant over and keep it running after that date, but warned this week that if a deal isn’t struck by mid-May, a sale probably couldn’t be completed by closing time.David Schlissel, director of resource planning analysis for the Cleveland-based institute that released the emails, has written that the coal plant faces dim prospects despite the efforts to keep it running.Schlissel said it makes no sense that Arizona regulators would try to save the plant. “Without causing a lot of pain, I don’t see how you make that plant economic,” Schlissel said. “And by pain, I mean legislators and regulators making customers buy above-market power.”He said there’s little chance gas prices will rise enough even five years or more down the road to justify keeping the plant open. “Using the same argument, you could say, ‘Geez, we ought to have horse and buggies all around in case the price of gas goes up,’” he said.He also cautioned that if the investment firms purchase the plant, it’s likely their business plan will be to make a quick profit and sell or close the facility. “My understanding is they do quick turnarounds and try to get out of plants,” he said. “Even if Navajo is purchased by these companies, there is no guarantee it is going to be around for five years. I would think it probably won’t be.”More: Two Buyers Are Considering Purchase Of Navajo Coal Plant, But Time Is Running Outlast_img read more


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Imperial Riviera is moving into recapitalization

first_imgSource / photo: Valamar Riviera dd, Imperial Riviera dd, Allianz ZB doo S ciljem daljnje profesionalizacije i unapređenja korporativnog upravljanja izabran je novi sastav Nadzornog odbora Imperial Riviere. Imenovana je i nova Uprava u sastavu od dva člana, s mandatom  od 1. veljače 2020. do 31. prosinca 2022. Tako je Vladi Mišu, dosadašnjem predsjedniku Uprave Imperiala, ponovno ukazano povjerenje za novi mandat, te je za drugog člana Uprave imenovan Sebastian Palma, dugodišnji direktor Strateškog planiranja i kontrolinga u Valamaru, koji će u Imperial Rivieri imati ulogu upravljanja financijama i investicijama. Imperial Riviera will realize a recapitalization in the amount of HRK 426 million, which will also mark the beginning of the implementation of a five-year business plan that envisages HRK 1,5 billion in investments in tourism. According to the decision of the General Assembly. Valamar Riviera in the amount of HRK 106 million, AZ pension funds in the amount of HRK 296 million, Allianz Zagreb in the amount of HRK 18 million and Allianz Invest in the amount of HRK 6 million are participating in the recapitalization. The focus of the investment will be on the reconstruction and renovation of the owned facilities and the further expansion of the Imperial Riviera portfolio under the operational management of Valamar. S ciljem širenja poslovanja Imperiala na nove destinacije,po odobrenju Nadzornog odbora od 29.10.2019. godine, Valamar i Imperialpotpisali su ugovor o kupoprodaji hotela Valamar Zagreb u Poreču po cijeni od182,15 milijuna kuna. Već ove zime Imperial će uložiti više od 100 milijunakuna u podizanje kvalitete i repozicioniranje hotela s dodatnim Maro uslugamanamijenjenih obiteljima. Hotel Zagreb dobit će novo ime – Valamar Parentino, teje projekt dio ukupnog plana ulaganja Valamara i Imperiala u razvoj zone Pical.center_img Kristijan Buk, predsjednik uprave Allianz ZB društva zaupravljanje obveznim i dobrovoljnim mirovinskim fondovima  rekao je da je primarni cilj i ovog ulaganja, optimalni prinos za  članoveAZ  mirovinskih fondova. “Increasing the share capital of the joint venture for managing and investing in tourist assets in the region is a logical continuation of Valamar’s successful cooperation with institutional investors,” said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.last_img read more


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Train stations packed as transition into ‘new normal’ begins in Jakarta

first_img“Jakarta is back,” Instagram user @fahmisuhelmii commented on the post. The usual bustle Jakarta is known for returned on Monday morning as commuters packed train stations across the city and its peripheral areas to get to their workplaces for the first time as the capital city has eased large-scale restrictions (PSBB) as it enters the “transition” phase.Instagram account @jktinfo posted a series of photos depicting long lines of commuters at a number of train stations, including Bogor Station, Bojong Gede Station and Citayam Station in West Java. “Corona is having a mukbang,” Instagram user @ahmadkurniadi62 posted in response to the slew of pictures of crowded stations.Read also: Jakarta takes risk of rebound by moving to ‘transitional’ restrictionsThe leaders of Jakarta’s satellite cities, namely Bogor city, Bogor regency, Depok and Bekasi had previously requested for the Transportation Ministry to suspend the operation of the commuter line during PSBB over findings that most confirmed patients in the regions were likely infected while traveling on commuter line trains. The request, however, was denied by the central government, which argued that public transportation must run normally but under several restrictions and health protocols.KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said the company had recorded 150,000 commuters using its services on Monday morning, a significant increase from 80,000 recorded per day on average during the PSBB period.In anticipation of such a significant increase in passengers, the company will resume its normal operations with 935 trips per day.She went on to say that the company had complied with the Transportation Ministry’s regulation requiring the train operator to limit the number of passengers to only 35 to 40 percent of its capacity.“We are now able to serve 74 passengers per train, whereas during the PSBB period we could only serve 60 passengers per train,” Anne said in a statement on Monday.The company, she added, would still implement strict health protocols, such as conducting temperature checks and ensuring compliance with the physical distancing policy among passengers, amid the transition into the new normal.“To ensure the successful implementation of physical distancing measures, the company will block several points in certain stations so that we can still control the number of commuters who have boarded a train and those who remain on the platform,” she said, adding that the company would issue new policies in the coming weeks in accordance with the government’s latest regulations related to COVID-19.Anne called on commuters to stay disciplined and cooperate with field officers to help break the chain of coronavirus infection.“Avoid boarding trains at peak hours to prevent long queues,” she said.Read also: App-based ‘ojek’ resume passenger transportation service in JakartaJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said on his official Facebook page that he had received reports of increased traffic and queues at several bus stations during the administration’s field supervision on Monday morning.“The outbreak in Jakarta is not over but today marks a period of transition in which several sectors are allowed to resume their activities,” he said.“Alhamdulillah [thank God], based on our supervision, 100 percent of public transportation passengers wore face masks.”Anies noted that traffic across the capital seemed heavier than usual due to the increased use of private vehicles. He also called for an evaluation of the queuing mechanism at a number of bus stations to minimize the risk of viral infection among passengers.The governor decided on Thursday to extend the period of PSBB to the end of June as Jakarta entered the transition phase with gradual easing plans in place for several sectors.During the transition period, the administration will allow houses of worship to resume activities but only at half capacity. The city administration will also allow the mobility of public and private vehicles starting Friday.Other sectors allowed to open include offices, shops, restaurants, factories, retailers and city-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) but only at half capacity in the second week of June, while non-food businesses in markets and shopping malls will be allowed to open in the third week.The Jakarta administration began imposing the PSBB on April 10, closing schools and places of worship, restricting people’s mobility and encouraging companies to apply a work from home policy, and has since extended the restrictions three times. Meanwhile, Twitter user @ehpret tweeted a photo showing a crowd of commuters at Bekasi Station.Pagi yang seru di stasiun Bekasi.Para calon penumpang yang tidak terbiasa antre vs Petugas dengan jumlah terbatas 😂 pic.twitter.com/FQOqkPCIIE— ever permadi (@ehpret) June 7, 2020“An exhilarating morning at Bekasi Station. Commuters who are not used to lining up versus a limited number of train officers,” they wrote in the caption.To anticipate an influx of passengers and increased public mobility around the capital, state-owned train operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) has extended the commuter line’s operational hours to 4 a.m. – 9 p.m.Despite the high-spirited return to a typical workday in Jakarta, some commuters have also taken to social media to express concerns over their safety as crowded stations and trains could prove to be fertile ground for coronavirus transmission, which could potentially lead to a new wave of infection. Topics :last_img read more


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Netherlands roundup: Ford transfers pensions to Aegon

first_imgAt the end of October, its funding stood at 129.7%.In 2018, the pension fund said it could guarantee its continuity until 2020. However, it also noted that its relatively small size made it difficult to negotiate benefits of scale.It also indicated that stricter regulation and internal supervision were driving up costs, and that increased requirements for expertise were an obstacle for filling in board positions.Dutch GP scheme to reassess indexation targetSPH, the €10bn Dutch occupational scheme for general practitioners, said it would reassess its pension arrangements, as it failed to achieve its long-term target for inflation compensation.The pension fund said it hadn’t been able to increase its pensions for several years in line with its goal of the salary index plus 2.25%, which would have amounted to 5.15% for 2020.It cited low interest rates, forcing the scheme to keep additional financial buffers, and said that it expected no improvement soon.SPH said the assessment must make clear whether its current pension plan – dating from 1973 – was sustainable, and whether its indexation target needed to be reduced.It indicated that the reassessment of the pension arrangements would also look at the need for possible adjustments following a significant increase of the number of female participants working part time.In the past, the scheme’s population comprised almost exclusively male GPs working full time.The fund has engaged with Albert Smolenaers of consultancy Aethiqs as an external expert to assist with the assessment process.SPH’s funding stood at 134.5% at the end of December. The €251m pension fund Ford Nederland said it transferred pension rights of its participants and pensioners to insurer Aegon as of 1 January.It announced on its website that the collective value transfer involved the pension assets of approximately 45 workers, 280 deferred members and 985 pensioners.The scheme has been closed to new entrants since 2010, when further accrual contined under insured arrangements.It ran an average salary scheme with conditional inflation compensation for participants affiliated with Ford Netherlands and FCE Bank as well as (former) employees and pensioners of Volvo Netherlands.last_img read more


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Gun, grenades, ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgCharges for violations of Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, Illegal Possession of Explosives and Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against Epogon./PN Joel Epogon, 35, was not inside his house when officers served him a search warrant around 8:30 p.m. on July 28. Despite this, police went on with the search and seized a hand grenade; a live rifle grenade; an air rifle; a barrelof a .22-caliber gun, a live bullet of an M16 rifle; four live bullets of a .22-caliber gun; an empty M16 rifle magazine; and an empty M14 rifle magazine. Four sachets of suspected shabu were also confiscated. BACOLOD City – Police failed to arrest a man in Barangay San Jose, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental.last_img


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Reed rules at Dacotah Speedway

first_imgAndy Reed raced to his career first Mach-1 Sport Compact feature win Friday at Dacotah Speed­way. (Photo by Layn Mudder)MANDAN, N.D. (May 25) – Andy Reed became a first-time Mach-1 Sport Compact feature winner in a Friday night barnburner at Dacotah Speedway.An early caution regrouped the grid and pole sitter Seth Howe-Kellar led the field to green. The father-son duo of Stan and Alex Thompson raced side-by-side for the fourth position as they took the green flag.Stan Thompson slid up in front of his son to claim the fourth position as Ken Sandberg had his hands full with Reed for second. While racing door-to-door for second, they started to reel in leader Howe-Kellar.With four laps to go, it was a three-car battle for the win. Reed cleared Sandberg for second and peaked his nose under the machine of Howe-Kellar. They battled for the win with two laps to go.Coming out of turn four and racing to the checkered flag, Reed held off Howe-Kellar to win his first Sport Compact feature. Sandberg finished third while Stan Thompson crossed the finish line fourth. Alex Thompson rounded out the top five.Jason Wolla was the IMCA Modified winner.last_img read more