The Crivelli Europe Scholarships Milano, Italy

first_img Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Pocket DAAD Scholarship Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Reddit LinkedIn 0 Tweet +1 ← The Symbiosis – A Challenge for Young Artists at the Biennial of the Mediterranean The Crivelli Europe Scholarships Milano, Italycenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Deadline: 15 November 2011Open to: European graduates in economics, banking and finance who wish to take PhD courses abroadScholarship: 3 scholarships in the amount of € 25,000 for one yearDescriptionTo pursue the long-standing tradition of UniCredit and reflect its European dimension, UniCredit & by Universities Knight of Labor Ugo Foscolo Foundation announces the competition for three European scholarships, in memory of “Giovanna Crivelli”, a young UniCredit employee who died prematurely, aimed at training European researchers through courses of specialization abroad.The scholarships involve enrolment in and obligatory attendance of a PhD program, in line with the candidates’ academic career for the academic year 2012/2013, at any Universities in the world, and are renewable.EligibilityTo be eligible for the competition, applicants must be:either citizens of all 22 countries where UniCredit is present, with a degree from any European/non-European university (also outside the geographical area of the Group); orcitizens of any nationality with a degree from any European university within the geographical area of the Group;have obtained a degree (at least threeyears in duration) in the fields of economics, banking or finance, with a final top mark, after 30 September 2009;must have good knowledge of the foreign language used in the university courses for which the scholarships will be spent.At least one of the three scholarships will be awarded to a female participant.The 22 countries of UniCredit EU perimeter include: Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.ScholarshipThe scholarship amounts to € 25,000 (gross of taxes) and is valid for one yearand renewable for a second year. All tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship will also be entirely covered by the Foundation.ApplicationCandidates may only apply online using the application. All the documentation accompanying the application must be submitted exclusively online in PDF format and must be written in English.In the application each candidate must declare:his/her first name, surname, nationality, taxpayer’s code, date and place of birth;his/her mailing address, including post code, as well as telephone number and e-mail address;in which country(-ies) he/she intends to follow a course of specialization, in addition to his/her chosen university(-ies);the course he/she intends to attend, the study and research program that he/she intends to complete and the goals that he/she hopes to achieve in the field of the study itself;that he/she possesses good knowledge of the foreign language used in the university courses for which the scholarship will be spent;that he/she is not receiving any other scholarship in the same period as this scholarship, undertaking to inform the Foundation if any other scholarship should subsequently be awarded;that he/she has never been convicted of a crime and that he/she has never been held in preventive detention or under house arrest;that there are no criminal proceedings pending against him/her;that he/she authorizes the Foundation to process his/her personal details, pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003.Applications must be accompanied by the following documents (in PDF format). Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the competition:one certified copy of the degree certificate, indicating the marks obtained in the individual exams and the final mark;one copy of a currently valid identification document;a detailed “curriculum of educational and work experience”, which provides a comprehensive picture of the applicant’s education and work experience;the degree dissertation or any equivalent document;a summary of the degree dissertation in no more than ten pages, which highlights the original contribution of the applicant to the topic discussed in the dissertation;any other documents (writings, publications, professional and academic qualifications, certificates, etc.) regarding activities performed which the applicant considers may help the Scientific Committee in their assessment;at least one letter of presentation written by a university teacher and directly sent via e-mail by the teacher to the Foundation addresses (see contacts below);a TOEFL certificate or other equivalent document certifying good knowledge of the foreign language used in the university courses for which the scholarship is chosen;a copy of the results obtained in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).All the documents, apart from the certified copy of the degree certificate and the copy of a currently valid identification document, have to be written in English (only the dissertation can be produced alternatively in German or in Italian). Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the competition.The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2011. The scholarships will be awarded by 31 December 2011 by the Chairman of the Foundation.For more information please read the official announcement.The Official Webpage IDRC/SIDA Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4D) Scholarships 2021 Share 0 October 31, 2011 Published by Site Default Old Stories 4 New Adventures, Slovenia →last_img read more

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The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds MD fellowships

first_imgDeadline: Applications may be submitted at any timeOpen to: Medical students studying in Germany not older than 24 yearsFellowship: A monthly stipend of 900 – 1200 eurosDescriptionThe Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to outstanding medical students who are prepared to interrupt their studies for at least 10 months and change institution and city to conduct an experimental MD thesis in basic biomedical research.The purpose of this fellowship is to provide gifted young medics with the opportunity of pursuing ambitious research projects in internationally renowned laboratories.FellowshipMD fellowships are granted for 10–12 months, an extension of up to 3 months is possible.The monthly stipend amounts to 900 – 1200 euros. In most countries, fellows are paid an additional flat-rate of 150 euros per month for project-related costs (please refer to conditions for further details).In addition, MD fellowship holders may receive travel allowances to participate in scientific meetings.EligibilityThe Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards MD fellowships to medical students studying in Germany who wish to pursue an experimentally demanding and hypothesis-driven MD thesis project in basic biomedical research in a leading laboratory. Applicants should not be older than 24 years and are eligible if they gained good marks (2.0 or better) in the first section of the medical examination (“Erster Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung”) and during their subsequent studies. Applicants must interrupt their studies and change their working place (institution and city) for the entire duration of the MD fellowship, i.e. for a period of at least 10 months.They do not support:clinical studies;applied research, such as biotechnological and pharmaceutical (e.g. drug, diagnostic) development and studies on the course of diseases or the treatment of symptoms;botanical and prokaryotic investigations unless they are of general biological importance;the MD fellowships cannot be used to supplement inadequate funding from other institutions or earned incomes, to bridge temporary financial difficulties or to complete investigations already sponsored by other sources or institutions.ApplicationApplications may be submitted at any time, but must reach the foundation at least three to four months prior to the proposed commencement of the MD fellowship. The entire application – including the project proposal – must be written in English and by the applicants themselves. Read more under application and selection.ContactBoehringer Ingelheim FondsFoundation for Basic Research in MedicineSchlossmühleGrabenstraße 4655262 HeidesheimGermanytel. +49 (0)6132 8985 0fax: +49 (0)6132 8985 11secretariat(at)bifonds.deThe Official Website April 3, 2012 Published by Site Default Similar Stories There may be some obstacles to this apporach, but it appears to be more feasible than some alternatives that have been bandied before. If anything, this demonstrates an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the patent system by NGOs (or at least this particular, rather brainy NGO).I’d say that pharma companies should seriously consider this proposal, because the alternative may well be a wave of compulsory licences. on September 1, 2013 at 2:27 am Pocket LinkedIn 0 Tweet By Najouta says: One thought on “The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds MD fellowships” Share 0 ← The Global Debate and Public Policy Challenge – New Round African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Reddit +1 ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds MD fellowships Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Log in to Reply Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students TC for Young Bloggers and Online Activists →last_img read more

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Nigeria to lead West Africa in accesing green bonds

first_img Generation Previous articleConsumers should upgrade to home solar sooner rather than laterNext articleSenegal: GreenWish Partners synchronises solar plant 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. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Nigeria’s recent drive for renewable energy deployment has earned it the rights to lead west African countries in implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This was stated by the president of the Sustainable Energy Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Dr Chidi Onuoha, who added that this role will also allow the country to access the green bonds attached to the agreement.According to local media THISDAY, Onuoha revealed this after the closing ceremony of the sixth edition of the Nigeria Alternative Energy Expo (NAEE) in Abuja.Green bonds are standard bonds with a green element as a bonus feature, which have been created to fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits.It is reported that the green bond market, which took off in recent years with $42 billion issued in 2015, has continued to grow with issuance in 2016 hitting over $50 billion by September.Paris agreementAccording to THISDAY, Onuoha said Nigeria recently signed the Paris Agreement, and is now better positioned to drive the initiative for West Africa. He added that a framework has been set up in this regard.Onuoha said: “The president [Muhammadu Buhari] said in Paris that Nigeria will reduce carbon emission under the climate change agreement by 20% unconditionally, using renewable and energy efficiency sources and ending gas flaring. That is our own Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).“We have been able to design a framework for Nigeria’s achievement of this NDC. With this, we are going to be able to earn revenue from the carbon market, which is huge with billions of dollars.”Nigeria attracting green bond marketTHISDAY quoted Onuoha stating that if Nigeria ratifies the Paris Agreement, the practical aspect of implementing it will attract so much of the green funds.“We saw the need to set up the West African Emission Trading Association, we have it in South Africa where their cities have green bond initiatives, as well as in East Africa,” he said.“These are some of the things we will use for the Paris Agreement and West Africa, which sees Nigeria as a hub and has asked Nigeria to develop the process, and that is what we have done.”He added: “We have been able to set up the West African Emission Trading Association. With this, we want to be ready to tap into the business opportunities that the carbon we save can give us. We want to be able to trade the carbon for money because emission trading is key in this business.”Featured image: Ashurst Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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Para-Equestrian Canada Video Competitions Have Returned

first_imgOttawa, ON—Para-Equestrian Canada is pleased to announce the return of the 2009–2010 Video Competition Series.After taking a break to enjoy the summer sun, both the “Coast-to-Coast” Introductory Video Competition Series and the “Sea-to-Sea” Para-Dressage Video Competition Series will resume with the following deadlines:November 15, 2009,December 15, 2009,January 15, 2010,February 15, 2010, andMarch 15, 2010. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. These series provide riders with an opportunity to experience competition conditions in the comfort of their home stable and on a familiar horse.The “Coast-to-Coast” series provides entry level riders with the opportunity to compete in a variety of disciplines, while the “Sea-to-Sea” series offers Para-Dressage riders with a more competitive competition environment.For those riders new to the video competition series, all you have to do is tape yourself performing the designated test and submit with a registration form and minimal fee to Equine Canada.For more information about each series please visit the Para-Equestrian Canada website www.equinecanada.ca/para-equestrian or feel free to contact us via e-mail [email protected]center_img Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Coronavirus deaths among Florida inmates are on the rise

first_imgLeonsbox/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida officials are working to stem a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak among inmates as the Sunshine State quickly becomes the nation’s ground zero for the virus.Since Friday afternoon, the number of Florida inmates testing positive for COVID-19 has jumped 20%. In total, at least 6,217 inmates had tested positive at correctional facilities across the state as of Monday afternoon, according to the most recent data released by the state’s Department of Corrections.Separately, at least 46 inmates had died from COVID-related illnesses as of Monday, with a 28% in COVID-related deaths in just the last 72 hours, according to department data.At least 22 Florida inmates have died from the virus so far this month, making July the deadliest month for inmates in the state since the pandemic began. The second-deadliest month was recorded in June, when nine inmates died.According to the Florida Department of Corrections, which operates 145 facilities statewide, including 50 correctional institutions, about 1,417 staff members have also tested positive for the virus.Staff members who test positive for COVID-19 are not allowed to return to work until a “full recovery is documented by a medical professional,” state officials said.Infected inmates are typically relocated until they recover, the department said.“These inmates are placed in medical isolation under the care of their treating clinician,” says the department’s website. “Inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 receive the appropriate level of care based on their individual treatment needs.”Once recovered, inmates are then “moved into appropriate housing based on their care and custody requirements,” the website says.However, the state’s fast-rising numbers have raised concerns among prison reform advocates and inmates’ families about whether officials are doing enough to protect inmates from the virus.States like Florida and Georgia, where officials were quick to reopen for business, have been hard-hit by the virus. Some 6,120 Florida residents have died from the virus while nearly 436,900 others have been infected, according to state data.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faced harsh criticism after prematurely bragging in May about the state’s victory over the novel coronavirus.“We succeeded and people just don’t want to recognize it,” he said outside the White House on May 20.“You’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York,” he told reporters at the time.Florida, like most states, has seen its infection rate soar since then.Overall, more 16.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.America has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 148,298 deaths. Health experts say the infection rates could actually be much higher than reported.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Record breaking heat and fire danger in the West, mid-Atlantic flood risk in East

first_imgABC NewsBY: BRITTANY BORER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Several daily high temperature records were broken from Washington State to Texas on Saturday like in Shreveport, Louisiana, which hit its first 100-degree day of the year.Today, we expect more of the same across the western third of the country and parts of Texas with temperatures in the triple digits.In total, 54 million Americans are forecast to experience 100-degree heat this week and more than 100 daily high temperature records could be set through Wednesday.Elsewhere, a Red Flag warning is in effect today across the West as abundant lightning is expected along with gusty winds as isolated thunderstorms pop up this afternoon and evening.These conditions increase the likelihood of new fires starting and also spreading existing fires as wind gusts could reach 55 mph within thunderstorm outflow boundaries.A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of the mid-Atlantic through this morning as the heaviest rain pushes through northern Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.The heaviest rain will continue to work its way to the coast this morning and by the afternoon things will start to wind down inland. By around 7:00 p.m. we will see drier conditions for most folks along the coastal mid-Atlantic.New rainfall amounts today could be between 2 and 3 inches on already saturated ground. Flash Flooding is a threat from eastern Virginia through Maryland where the heaviest rain is expected to fall.Tropical Storm Kyle was the earliest 11th Atlantic named storm on record. The previous record was Katrina in August 2005. Kyle is now a post tropical cyclone while Josephine remains a Tropical Storm. Both storms will be making their way to the East and away from the U.S. coastline. However, it looks like we have more activity brimming off the west coast of Africa and in the central Atlantic.A tropical wave is moving toward the windward islands with a 30% chance of development over the next five days.A second tropical wave is moving off of Africa’s west coast with a 20% chance of development in the next five days. We will be watching both waves as they move through central tropical Atlantic, by the middle to latter part of the week, where there is a more favorable environment for development.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

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Devon Allman, Chuck Leavell Discuss Songs On Allman Betts Band’s New Album, Honoring The Allman Brothers, More [Interview]

first_imgThe Allman Betts Band released their debut album, Down to the River, late last month on June 28th. The studio project was produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, John Prine, Elvis Presley), and features contributions from each member in Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman), Duane Betts (son of Dickey Betts), and Berry Oakley Jr. (son of Berry Oakley), along with keyboardist/organist Peter Levin, slide guitarist Johnny Stachela, and percussionists R. Scott Bryan and John Lum.The album–and relatively new band–acts as the continuation of America’s southern rock tradition as a new generation of musicians and fans now take over the space left by The Allman Brothers Band with the recent passings of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks in 2017.As the band continues its ongoing world tour well into the summer months, Live For Live Music contributor Brennan Carley spoke to Devon Allman and Chuck Leavell (former member of the Allman Brothers Band and currently touring with The Rolling Stones) who performed on the album, about their recent studio debut, the tour, the band’s future plans, and more.Related: Devon Allman & Duane Betts Discuss The Allman Betts Band, Upcoming Album And TourL4LM: When we last spoke you had just gotten the band together and were headed to Muscle Shoals. How does it feel now that the album is finally out?Devon Allman: I remember rehearsals in February, and [thought], “Okay, check out this band in October, that’s when it’ll really start to be sick,” but it’s already there, [and] there’s a synergy going on. Everyone plays with a lot of care and respect to the composition–It’s multiple layers of guys gelling. Rhythm section gelling with guitars, three guitar players and two drummers, there’s a lot going on. But when you’re just playing, it’s not so crazy. It’s absolutely a band, [and] it started feeling that way a couple of months into the tour. I’m really pleased. There’s an overwhelming response to the record. It’s number one on iTunes, number six on Amazon. The fans are loving it and spreading the word, so we’ll just stay out here and play it live.L4LM: Let’s talk about the songs on the new album.DA: Before we sat down to write, before we even pulled out guitars, we spent three days just talking. When a director and a screenwriter sit down, and they’ve gotten their budget to make their movie, they’re going to have a lot of talks before the cameras start rolling. It was the same with this. What kind of record do we want to make, what do we want to say, what do we want the songs to evoke? We chose a few albums that we respect and love as a template. We weren’t trying to copy their styles, just trying to be in the same neighborhood sonically and vibe-wise. Derek and the Dominos‘ Layla, Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, the second Black Crowes record (The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion), and anything by The Band. Acoustic guitars, [Fender] Telecasters, [Gibson] Les Pauls, not a whole bunch of gain on the guitars. [The album is] Not a hard rock record, but it’s not a country record. Kaleidoscopic, little bits of all that.The first [song] we wrote was “Long Gone”, it has got a jammy jazzy thing on the back end–it’s got some country, rock, and ballad. It’s all of what we do rolled into one song. Once we had that and “Melodies are Memories”, the record started to have an identity and anything we wrote needed to live and breathe with those.Allman Betts Band – “Melodies are Memories”[Video: WFUV Public Radio]L4LM: Let’s talk about the other songs on the new record.DA: We envisioned “All Night” to be a 1970s [Rolling] Stones kind of riff, Black Crowes kind of thing. We didn’t want the lyrics to be to too thinky, we wanted them to be fun! It’s a male lovers plea to get to know the female. It’s playful and fun, and it harkens back to a 70s-era Keith Richards vibe. We open almost every show with that one.[With] “Shinin’”, Duane and Stoll [Vaughan, who co-wrote “Down to the River”] did that on their own. I love the lick. It’s a little reminiscent of my family but the song itself is a blend of a lot of flavors, with different things we grew up on. Duane came into his own singing on that song. In the studio, we were pushing him to believe in his voice. It sounds great. It’s a fun song to play live. We just shot the music video for that, it’ll be out next week. We’ve been opening with “All Night” and “Shinin’” back to back like the record, so for the people who fell in love with the record, it’s a cool move. My musical heroes used to do that. Their latest record they just go one-two off the record, so you’re seeing that come to life. I think that’s a cool maneuver, busting right into that lick after the first song.“Try” was the final of the nine songs we recorded, we’ll perform it live on the European tour. We were in Muscle Shoals and I got a text from Cisco [Adler] and he says, “Hey man, there might be something you could use.” He’s an old buddy, we go pretty far back, Malibu crew, he grew up with Elijah Blue, my brother. I played it for Duane and said, “We need a tune like this.”  We landed the guitars quick, I did a little surgery, and the producer had a hand. I wrote a new verse where I name-checked Muscle Shoals.“Down to the River” was an idea I had during the summer of writing that never got finished. We went to the studio with a dozen or 14 tracks, and that was never one of them, but we were on a lunch break and I was sitting there with a guitar playing and I stopped and went, “Duane, we need to put this on the record. There’s nothing like this on the record and we can finish it right now if we buckle down.” We wrote the bridge on the spot–”Sometimes you need to get away, break away.” That made the song. It had the slinkiness and the lyric. What makes Muscle Shoals magical is the river, it goes back to American Indian times. So bam! The lyric, the location, down to the river, it was the most obvious thing. My intention for the song was an eco-social message of “hey man, when shit gets crazy in your life, just be one with nature.” It could be the river, it could be the ocean, it could be the mountains, but just get lost and clear your mind and center and refocus when you get overwhelmed. That was important.“Autumn Breeze” [was written by] Chris Williams [who] was the son of Jerry Lynn Williams. Chris played in a band with Duane [named] Backbone69. Chris was a really big Allman Brothers fan, that’s why “Autumn Breeze” feels Allman Brothers-y. It’s ironic that I didn’t have any writing on it and Duane didn’t have any writing on it. It’s a really special moment in the show and in the record. The guitar harmony is a really sweet captivating piece. Chris Williams passed away years ago, but Duane used to play that with him. I thought Duane put it on his EP and he hadn’t. I was like, “Man, would anybody be against us doing this, like his surviving family?” But they were really jazzed that it made it onto a record. I’m stoked that it got some life breathed into it.  It’s become a fan favorite.“Good Old Days” is the only one I wrote by myself. I was sitting in the back of the bus with Stoll and I was just strumming a G-chord and thinking about how lucky we were to have each other. I had lost my parents but I was starting to get over that loss and dive back into what was sweet about our lives, and being around Duane again, and fans getting excited about us working together. It just hit me–So many people think that the good old days were our early 20s, and here we are in our 40s. If we’re blessed enough to make it to 83 or 85 or 90, we’re going to look back on this as the good old days. We have to remember that so we don’t just skim past them. It’s a poignant song for me and I’m glad it made the record.L4LM: Chuck, you contributed piano accents on “Good Old Days”, how did that come about?Chuck Leavell: I’ve had a couple of gigs in the last two or three years where the boys were also involved, and we arranged some sit-ins between us on those shows. That included Peach Fest, the Marcus King Family Fest, and a tribute to Charlie Daniels. That led to Devon ringing me up to ask if I would play on “Good Old Days”.  They already had the arrangement worked out on the basic tracks, so it was just a matter of adding in some flavor, which I was happy to do. I had to do it remotely, due to our respective schedules, but I’m very glad it worked out. It was overdubbed at Paul Hornsby’s studio, Muscadine Studios, in Macon, GA. If I had had time to go to Muscle Shoals where they were doing tracks, there would likely have been more, but given the situation, I’m just glad I got to contribute on that one. I’m sure there will be more up the road–I certainly hope so!DA: [With] “Melodies Are Memories”, we got a Derek and the Dominos vibe. I pushed for Duane to sing it, he just sounded natural singing it, and I got to harmonize with the choruses and stuff.“Southern Accents”–I grew up in South Texas. When I moved to Cleveland, OH, and the brutality that is elementary school, I got made fun of so horribly that I used to practice in the mirror to lose my Southern accent. As soon as I’m in Nashville or the south, it just naturally comes back! When I’m in Chicago or New York or in the in the north, it takes a backseat. It’s subconscious, I think it’s leftover from feeling insecure as a kid that I was made fun, it’s not a cerebral thing, but if I have a couple of beers in New York, it comes back! I lost my parents [and] we lost Tom Petty, who was a huge hero of the whole band, and we did the record in the south. There’s a verse, “There’s a dream I keep having, where my mama comes to me.” That was very poignant to me after losing my mother. We just debuted “Southern Accents” a couple nights ago and it gets an insane response.L4LM: You’ve got three singers and three guitar players in the band, how do you balance that out?DA: It’s never been anything planned, we didn’t have to. There wasn’t any, “Hey I wanted to play the lead on that” or “Hey I wanted to sing that.” There was no friction. Everybody’s pushing for everybody and at the end of the day [we’re all] pushing for what’s best for the song. Like on “Long Gone”, how cool would it be [if we] each take a verse and then sing the chorus together? Things like that happen organically, I took the lead solo on “Down to the River”. There’s so much Les Paul guitar solo on the record, it’s nice to have a Strat solo. Little things like that would reveal themselves. Stoll or Duane would say, “Man we got this riff, you got to sing because we can hear your voice on it.” It was what’s best for the song.L4LM: How have the songs evolved since you’ve been touring?DA: We have so many songs that are jam songs. When we play one of my instrumentals, whether it’s “Mahalo” or “Midnight Lake Michigan”, these are 10-minute instrumentals that can go off and take a little journey. That said, we’re pretty true blue to the new tunes. It’s a pretty faithful representation of the record.L4LM: As you’ve added more of the band’s original material into the setlists, are you stepping back from some of the covers?DA: We always want to pay homage to our heroes: Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers, Prince, the Dead. One night we’re doing “Purple Rain”, “Jessica”, and “Southern Accents”, and the next night we’re doing “Dreams” and “Friend of the Devil”. We found the comfort zone to be about three songs from our dads’ out of twenty. [Anything] More than that starts to feel campy, but if we play none that would be would be really weird. We’ve got a whole record of our own to play, other heroes to tip the hat to, jamming to do, so there’s plenty to pull from. We’re playing way more original music now that we have the record out of course.L4LM: How is the songwriting going now that you’re touring?DA: Two weeks ago, we had Stoll Vaughan come back out and we spent seven days [writing]. We already wrote 10 tunes that we’re really excited about, this time we want to get about 30 and pick the best dozen. We have Muscle Shoals booked, and we have Matt [Ross-Spang] booked. We want this record to be a sequel, lyrically and sonically. We’re going to record it live again, this time we’ll have John Ginty. John was the only one who didn’t record with us. We’re excited about having our full band to make this record. We’re going to go in December, and we hope to put it out in June next year, in time for summer touring.Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

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Survey Shows Midwest Economy Improved in Feb.

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA survey of business leaders and supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests the region’s economy is set to grow in the coming months. From employment to confidence, the figures have improved. Inventory rose, new orders and sales increased. (READ the AP report at the Greeley Tribune)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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PA woman shot multiple times by estranged boyfriend

first_imgA Port Arthur woman was shot multiple times, reportedly by her estranged boyfriend, shortly after midnight Thursday. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of Julian Drive, according to a press release from the Port Arthur Police Department.The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries.PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is handling the case.This is a developing story. Check back as more information becomes available.last_img

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2018 Michael Feulner Award presented to CVMC

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center,Anna Noonan, CVMC president and chief operating officer, center, with CVMC leaders, staff, walkers and runners, receives the Michael Feulner Award for the most participants (525) in May’s Corporate Cup from Feulner, Gov. Phil Scott and Health Commissioner Mark Levine, M.D.Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott, Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, and Michael Feulner presented The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) with the Michael Feulner Award on October 22. The award is presented annually to the organization with the most participants in May’s Vermont Corporate Cup & State Agency Race by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. In 2018, 525 CVMC staff members participated. It is the third time CVMC has earned the distinction.Accepting the award from Feulner himself was Anna Noonan, CVMC’s president and chief operating officer, joined by CVMC staffers, leaders, walkers and runners to salute CVMC’s emphasis on workplace wellness.Feulner, a native Vermonter and member of the Corporate Cup committee since its start in 1980, has been instrumental in making the race what it is today. Following his retirement, the award was named in his honor.The Council’s Corporate Cup race takes place each May during Global Employee Health & Fitness Month, encouraging colleagues to walk and run together to improve health and fitness.For the past four years, CVMC has earned the Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award for efforts to support and promote employee health at the Corporate Cup and beyond. CVMC pays entrance fees for employees joining the race, maintains a one-mile walking path and staff gym on its main campus, and organizes a five-mile Fun Run/Walk event to support the Health Care Share, a collaborative farm-to-hospital public health program with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. More at www.cvmc.org/about-cvmc/awards-and-recognition(link is external).About The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical CenterCentral Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) is the primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in central Vermont. We provide 24-hour emergency care and offer a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services at the main hospital and CVMC’s 23 community-based medical group practices. These include two ExpressCare clinics, open seven days a week, and CVMC’s Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, a 153-bed long- and short-term care facility. Our professional staff includes more than 200 physicians, 300 nurses and 70 advanced practice providers representing 25 medical specialties.We employ more than 1,700 full- and part-time employees and depend upon hundreds of volunteers and donors who help fulfill our mission of working collaboratively to meet the needs and improve the health of our community.Central Vermont Medical Center is a member of OneCareVermont(link is external), the statewide accountable care organization.Source: UVMHN 10.29.2018last_img read more

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