After much anticipation, SunSquabi released their glorious new EP Odyssey last week. The album has been making the rounds, noteworthy not only for its great collaborations – GRiZ and Big G’s Dominic Lalli both lend their saxophonic skills to different tracks – but for its great songwriting and intriguing melodies.“‘Odyssey‘ is a reflection of the people, places and experiences we have been through so far in our journey as a band,” says guitarist/keyboardist/producer Kevin Donohue. “It is also a glimpse into the future of SunSquabi. An Odyssey is not only a great journey, but more so the story of one. Our story is just beginning, and we plan to take the ideas we have brought to light with this EP to a whole new level for the next album.”The band progressively mixes live and electronic techniques, creating a musical whirlwind unlike no other. Not only that, but they’re constantly taking chances and pressing the envelope. Through Odyssey, the band moves forward. “You can expect to hear us play really worked out versions of these songs live this summer, as well as the development of our new Album.”For any band, a live performance is paramount. SunSquabi continues to tighten their style with each passing show, and they’ll get some great opportunities at a number of major festivals on tap for this summer. That live setting between artist and crowd ultimately shaped the direction of Odyssey. “We want our sound to reflect the energy of what it’s like playing for an audience,” said Donohue. “The subconscious communication that happens between performer and listener is something that has always driven our sound and a huge reason why we play music in the first place; to connect one another.”The music itself is transcendental, with each of the seven tracks delicately crafted as a unique musical journey. Opener “Sticky” has a more mellow atmosphere, while tracks like “Pablito” and “Odyssey” come across with a dance funky vibe. There’s no wrong way to slice Odyssey, as the whole album will keep your head bobbing and feet tapping from cover to cover.Listen to the new EP below, and check it out on iTunes and Spotify!
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Denver Post:Erin Martinez was at a news conference in February when Colorado legislative leaders and Gov. Jared Polis announced a bill that would make sweeping changes to how oil and gas are regulated. And she and her family had a front-row seat as Polis signed the bill into law Tuesday.Martinez was one of the strongest supporters of Senate Bill 19-181, which changes the mission of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body for the industry. She spoke during a news conference and testified in hearings for the bill’s overarching goal — putting public health, safety and the environment first when considering oil and gas development.As he prepared to sign the bill, Polis said he hoped the new law will end the conflicts over the drilling that has increased in more populated areas. “Today, with the signing of this bill, it is our hope that the oil and gas wars that have enveloped our state are over and the winner is all of us,” Polis said.The bill makes protecting public health and safety and the environment a priority when considering oil and gas projects. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the main regulatory body, would no longer be charged with fostering development.It also allows cities and counties to regulate oil and gas development under their planning and land-use powers, something communities have requested as drilling has increased in and near the growing cities and counties north and east of Denver.The oil and gas commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will start writing rules to implement several portions of the new law. Some of the rules are expected to take up to a year to develop. The public will have opportunities to weigh in.More: Gov. Jared Polis ushers in new era of drilling regulation, but are “oil and gas wars” over? Colorado governor signs legislation overhauling state’s oil and gas development rules
8minute Solar Energy says its project pipeline now totals more than 18GW FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PVTech:8minute Solar Energy has bolted a further 3GW of large-scale solar projects onto its pipeline, taking the developer’s tally to more than 18GW.8minute also confirmed that it had sourced additional corporate-level funding to develop that pipeline further, noting that it would also help advanced the firm’s so-called “new generation” project design that incorporates battery storage.Tom Buttgenbach, president and CEO at 8minute, said the company had spent recent months adding to the “bench strength” of its team, recruiting developers, engineers and technology innovators in a bid to improve the cost-competitiveness of its solar projects. This has resulted in growth of its project pipeline through its key markets of California, Texas and the US Southwest.New development capital has been raised from its JV partners including JP Morgan Asset Management and Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners, while the University of California (UC) Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents – the body responsible for management UC’s investment funds – recently joined 8minute’s stable as a “significant investor”.While no specific details of projects were forthcoming, 8minute did stress that it was keen to replicate the model spearheaded by its Eland Solar & Storage Center in Kern County, California. Having received approval for the project last year, 8minute will combine 400MWac of solar with 300MW/1,200MWh of energy storage, providing dispatchable power at a price of under US$0.04c/kWh, the company claimed.8minute sold the Eland project to asset manager Capital Dynamics earlier this year, however it remains an equity partner in it and has remained as its developer.[Liam Stoker]More: 8minute takes U.S. pipeline to 18GW, boasts new investment
Cyber crime is a clear and present danger. Most, if not all, organizations take precautions to avoid loss from traditional robberies or theft, but may not give cyber security a second thought. However, getting hacked could put your proprietary and/or confidential business information, your customers’ private information and assets, and your organization’s reputation on the line.In a recent blog post, we listed 15 Binge-Worthy Stats About Cyber Crime. Here are a few more: 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An East Meadow man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a tent in which a man was sleeping in the Hempstead Plains Preserve in Uniondale this week, police said.Bradley Storey, 50, of East Meadow, was charged with arson, assault and reckless endangerment.New York State police said Storey and the 37-year-old victim got into a fight and when the victim later woke up from his sleep, his tent was on fire and he suffered burns to his legs and feet while trying to escape at 9:15 p.m. Monday.The fire spread, reportedly burning about 1,000 feet of the preserve on the south side of Charles Lindbergh Boulevard between the Long Island Marriott and Meadowbrook State Parkway. Uniondale firefighters reportedly extinguished the flames.The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.Storey is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.
BLOG: Thank You PA National Guard, For Keeping Us Safe During The Storm January 25, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Governor Tom Wolf Blizzard 2016, The Blog, Weather Safety One motto of the Pennsylvania National Guard is “Always Ready, Always There.” This weekend was no exception for the 326 Soldiers and Airmen who were called to state active duty in support of Winter Storm Jonas. As a result, several hundred people were rescued from the elements, sheltered, fed, and provided emergency medical care. These heroic men and women are what we call “citizen soldiers,” and protecting our citizens here in Pennsylvania is their number one duty. For that, we are extremely grateful.PNG #Blizzard2016Of the 326 troops activated over the weekend, 87 deployed to assist hundreds of stranded motorists on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This emergency occurred after several tractor trailers were unable to climb through the mountains toward the Allegheny tunnels between Bedford and Somerset, causing a backlog of vehicles. Due to that backlog, emergency crews could not get heavy-duty tow trucks to the scene to clear the trucks – leaving over 500 vehicles with nowhere to go. As the Turnpike worked with other state agencies to clear the backlog, the National Guard deployed with shovels, food, water, and chains to assist with driver checks and stuck cars.When buses arrived later in the day, the soldiers began helping people out of their vehicles to get them to warming shelters in Bedford. Over the course of this emergency situation, our troops delivered 4,000 meals to those in need.Statewide, a total of 19 PA National Guard missions were performed during the 72 hour operation. Duties included:Assisting stranded motorists with food and waterTransportation of medical personnel to patients in need of emergency servicesTransportation of Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement officers to their assigned duty locations and emergency callsMoving doctors, nurses and other essential medical personnel to and from public hospitalsDriving emergency operations center staffs to and from EOCsThe response to this historic winter storm by our men and women in uniform is just another example of why we are so proud of our Pennsylvania National Guard, and their commitment to our commonwealth. Thank you for your hard work and selfless service.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident his best-laid transfer plans will come off over the summer – and joked there will always be room for Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane should he ever leave Real Madrid. Spurs have produced some progress under the Argentinian coach this season, reaching the final of the Capital One Cup where they lost to Chelsea. However, the north London club failed to sustain a challenge for the top four in the Barclays Premier League, and are currently sixth heading into the final three games which continue at Stoke on Saturday. Press Association Pochettino believes the 25-year-old can become a major player at the Bernabeu once he has fully acclimatised. “If he is not comfortable in Madrid, we keep his place warm back here. We are open for him!” the Spurs manager joked. “It is, of course, not easy when you arrive at a huge club like Real Madrid, and the way they play. “Gareth Bale has the quality to make a success, he just needs time. “When (Zinedine) Zidane went to Real Madrid, the first season was very difficult for him, with a lot of critics. He needed time to adapt. “The cultures are very different between England and Spain. It is very difficult for English players to arrive in Spain, there is a Siesta, you eat later. “It is better when you come from Spain to England, when you go there, you need one or two seasons to adapt. “I think here it is better to develop your passion in your job as a player or manager, but in Spain, for the weather, for the culture, it is difficult to adapt when you come from England. He just needs time.” Pochettino, who took charge following an impressive spell at Southampton, is confident Spurs’ scouting work will pay dividends in the summer. “We have worked very hard in the last six months to identify our targets, to have a clear idea and picture, we analyse and assess all the situations to deliver in the summer,” said Pochettino, who must resolve the futures of fringe players such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Aaron Lennon. “You know you do not have much time to decide, the holidays are coming and we need to be ready to take the decisions. “We have three games left and when we have finished the season, then in this moment we can explain our plan.” Pochettino added: “We have a plan and we have a target, but the most important thing is we have to deliver and move forward.” Pressed on transfer speculation which also include goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Pochettino added: “This is not the moment to explain the individual cases, or rumours about different players.” Bale joined Real Madrid from Spurs for a world-record £85.3million in 2013. The Wales international, however, has gone through a testing campaign in Spain, with his agent hitting back at comments from television pundit Roy Keane criticising the winger’s performance in Madrid’s midweek Champions League defeat to Juventus.
AP Preseason All-America Team Associated Press August 25, 2020 Linebackers — Chazz Surratt senior, North Carolina; Nick Bolton, junior, Missouri; x-Paddy Fisher, senior, Northwestern.Cornerbacks — Patrick Surtain II, junior, Alabama; y-Caleb Farley, junior, Virginia Tech.Safeties — x-Jevon Holland, junior, Oregon; Trevon Moehrig, junior, TCU.Punter — x-Adam Korsak, junior, Rutgers.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe 2020 AP Preseason All-America Team (x-team not scheduled to play in the fall; y-opted out of season):FIRST TEAMOffense Punter — Max Duffy, senior, Kentucky.SECOND TEAMOffenseQuarterback — x-Justin Fields, junior, Ohio State.Running backs — Najee Harris, sneior, Alabama; Kenneth Gainwell, sophomore, Memphis. Quarterback — Trevor Lawrence, junior, Clemson.Running backs — Chuba Hubbard, junior, Oklahoma State; Travis Etienne, senior, Clemson.Tackles — x-Penei Sewell, junior, Oregon; Alex Leatherwood, senior, Alabama.Guards — x-Wyatt Davis, junior, Ohio State; Trey Smith, senior, Tennessee.Center — Creed Humphrey, junior, Oklahoma. Ends — x-Kayvon Thibodeaux, sophomore, Oregon; y-Gregory Rousseau, junior, Miami.Tackles — Marvin Wilson, senior, Florida State; y-Jaylen Twyman, junior, Pitt.Linebackers — y-Micah Parsons, junior, Penn State; x-Hamilcar Rashed Jr., senior, Oregon State; Dylan Moses, senior, Alabama.Cornerbacks — Derek Stingley Jr., sophomore, LSU; x-Shaun Wade, junior, Ohio State.Safeties — Richard LeCounte, senior, Georgia; Andre Cisco, junior, Syracuse. Tight end — x-Pat Freiermuth, junior, Penn State.Receivers — Ja’Marr Chase, junior, LSU; DeVonta Smith, senior, Alabama.All-purpose player — y-Rondale Moore, junior, Purdue.Kicker — x-Keith Duncan, senior, Iowa.DEFENSE All-purpose player — Jaylen Waddle, junior, Alabama.Kicker — Gabe Brkic, sophomore, Oklahoma.DefenseEnds — Carlos Basham, senior, Wake Forest; Quincy Roche, senior, Miami.Tackles — y-Jay Tufele, junior, Southern California; x-Levi Onwuzurike, senior, Washington. Tackles — Samuel Cosmi, junior, Texas; x-Cole Van Lanen, senior, Wisconsin.Guards — x-Nolan Laufenberg, senior, Air Force; x-Alijah Vera-Tucker, junior, Southern California.Center — x-Tyler Linderbaum, junior, Iowa.Tight end — Charlie Kolar, junior, Iowa State.Receivers — Tylan Wallace, senior, Oklahoma State; y-Rashod Bateman, junior, Minnesota. More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
In his remark, the Director, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited, Mr. Sola Fijabi explained that the partnership was shaped by shared values of authenticity and innovation, and a genuine belief in youth empowerment and development. “These values will drive the partnership to change the game beyond the pitch, pioneering new ways to push forward the university communities, teams, and development while also bringing students together at both local and national levels”.He went on further to emphasize the sponsorship as laudable and beneficial especially as it concerns the sustenance of the league.“HiFL is getting bigger and better. We sincerely appreciate Stanbic IBTC for demonstrating commitment in this regard. They have laid a good example for other companies in terms of fuelling their passion and supporting the aspirations of the Nigerian youth.“PACE and NUGA remain committed to partnerships that will ensure the sustainability of HiFL as one of the most veritable platforms for grassroots football development in Nigeria and Africa as a whole”, Fijabi enthused.The Higher Institutions Football league (HiFL) is organised by PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited (PSEM) in partnership with the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA).The 2019 edition which is billed to start in June, will involve 32 universities from NUGA-member institutions.The teams will play over a period of 21 weeks in a return leg elimination format after the group stage to determine the finalists.The Super Four to determine the winners will hold at the Agege Stadium, Lagos. UAM Tillers from the University of Agriculture, Makurdi won the 2018 edition of the league after defeating the UNICAL Malabites from the University of Calabar 5-4 on penalties.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Group Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Mr. Yinka Sanni As preparations for 2019 edition of the Higher Institution Football League (HiFL) heat up, Stanbic IBTC and league organizers, PACE Sports and Entertainment Marketing Limited have announced the signing of a five-year deal that will see Stanbic IBTC continue in its role as one of the marquee sponsors of HiFL.Speaking on the historic partnership, Group Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Mr. Yinka Sanni, elaborated that the sponsorship is in tandem with the company’s determination to help grow and develop a vibrant and productive youth populace in Nigeria.Sanni further stated that “So far, we have been impressed with the organisation of the league. The inaugural edition in 2018 set a standard that we as an organisation are proud to be associated with. At Stanbic IBTC, one of our core objectives is to engage the youth through initiatives, which will contribute to talent-molding and character-building. We have committed in long term to this project because we sincerely believe that its course is aligned with our strategic vision”.
EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Submit Maarten HaijerMaarten Haijer, Director General of the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA), has urged European Union policymakers to push for the development of a common rulebook on online gambling protections, standards and safeguards.Writing a guest post on EU news source Politico.eu, Haijer reaffirms EGBA’s position that a reported +12 million European online gambling consumers are being underserved by inconsistent online gambling policies.“The challenges are obvious: The internet has no national borders, which means Europeans can easily play on gambling websites based in countries other than where they live,” said Haijer. “But the quality of national gambling regulations in the EU varies significantly and there is no consistency between them.”Detailing inconsistencies, Haijer points to research undertaken by the University of London which outlined that only Denmark had implemented European Commission policies and safeguards on online consumer protections, instructed by the EU in 2014.The EGBA points to major gaps in customer safeguards against problem gambling, detailing that half of EU member states have yet to implement player self-exclusion registries.Furthermore, the EGBA details major member state failings in underage age gambling protections, as well as customer record keeping and identification.Haijer added: “These are major failings in the effort to keep Europe’s citizens and gamblers safe online — and they could easily be avoided. Even some basic safeguards are not available everywhere in the EU.That is why the EGBA calls for more common EU rules and safeguards to better protect Europe’s more than 12 million online gamblers. A common rulebook would establish the strong and consistent safeguards needed to protect Europe’s citizens, particularly vulnerable groups, such as minors and problem gamblers.”In 2017, the ECJ detailed that it would no longer enforce EU laws on gambling sector regulations, detailing that national policy, standards and legislations would be ultimately determined by member state governments.“It is 2019: if the EU is really serious about making the digital single market work for its consumers, there is no reason why online gamblers living in one member country should be less protected than those living in another. It is time to act.” Related Articles Share EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon