Pink Floyd radio show ‘Floydian Slip’ returns to Vermont’s WBKM

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first_imgBurlington’s WBKM (www.wbkm.org(link is external)) has signed on as the first affiliate station of the “Floydian Slip” radio show. “Floydian Slip,” an hour of Pink Floyd hosted by Craig Bailey, will resume production Sept. 19 with Show #702. WBKM, which stands for “Burlington’s Kinda Music,” will carry the show 10 p.m. Saturdays. “Floydian Slip” went off the air June 7 after a more than 13-year run on Champ 101.3 in Burlington. Bailey had produced the show for other stations prior to Champ, going back to his senior year of college in 1989.Since Champ cancelled the show citing the station’s changing format and the show’s lack of sponsorship, Bailey has been working to bring it back to the air on multiple stations as a syndicated offering under the moniker of the Random Precision Radio Network.”I’m excited to start back up with the guys at WBKM,” he said, “and hope they’re the first of many stations that’ll give listeners the chance to hear the show.”Owned and operated by Tony Gallucci and Eric Koval in downtown Burlington, WBKM began netcasting an eclectic mix of programming in November 2007.last_img read more

How your clutter is costing you money

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first_imgJust because you aren’t living like one of the people on TV’s “Hoarders” doesn’t mean your home is as organized as it could be. In fact, living with clutter can have a profoundly negative effect on your daily life and even cost you money.Here are six surprising ways clutter could be costing you. They just might convince you to take the steps needed to declutter your living space once and for all.1. Bills Go Unpaid and Important Papers DisappearWhen you have a massive pileup of mail and other papers, it’s easy to lose track — and sight — of important bills and documents.“When your house is cluttered, your financial life is cluttered,” said Lacey Langford, a financial blogger. “Important tasks such as budgeting and bill paying get pushed off because people want to avoid dealing with a mess.” On the other hand, if you have a clean workspace, it’s easy to complete those tasks on time. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

With President-elect Biden set to repeal ‘Muslim ban,’ affected families begin to feel some relief

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first_imgLike so many others all over the country, Terou, the owner of a popular falafel restaurant in Tennessee, was in anxiety as he and his wife watched election results trickle in. A continuation of Trump’s ban would mean ongoing separation from Terou’s brother and elderly father, who suffers from heart conditions and diabetes. Terou believes he could get better care for his father in the U.S., but a ban makes that path even more difficult that it already is.“Since the ban was first enacted, travelers have been stranded at airports, newlyweds have been torn apart and civilians seeking medical attention have been denied visas to enter the country for treatment,” HuffPost reported last year. “Some Americans were forced to make the difficult decision to leave the U.S. and move to war-torn countries just to be with their families.”- Advertisement – Terou was not able to make his voice heard at the ballot box during the 2016 election, but after applying for U.S. citizenship through his wife, he became naturalized this past June. On Saturday, they found out their votes will now help end this ban. The Post reports that while “his wife was nervous that Trump wouldn’t accept the results”—and that’s certainly the fear of many—“Terou was relieved.” He told the Post, “I think the American people have had their say. Finally, we can sleep now.” – Advertisement – The Post reports that in addition to voting, Terou fed grateful poll workers food from his Knoxville restaurant, Yassin’s Falafel House, which was once awarded “Nicest Place in America” by Reader’s Digest. It also sounds like one of the most responsible places in America. While Tennessee’s Republican governor decided to ignore public health recommendations limiting indoor dining amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Terou limited his restaurant to takeout only. “Since he opened, he has hired about 25 refugees,” the report said. Democrats this year passed a bill overturning the ban after taking control of the House of Representatives in 2018. But it’s remain stalled in Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard, in turn continuing the anguish of so many families.Sahar Algonaimi, just one of the Syrian nationals affected by the ban, was traveling from Saudi Arabia to the United States to help in her mom’s cancer recovery when she was detained at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for hours, the Center for American Progress said in 2017. Even though she held a U.S. visa, she was then forced to turn back. “I needed someone to be with me here,” her anguished sister Nour told HuffPost at the time. “How am I going to teach my kids and tell them that this is a free country? How can we tell my kids that we have to take care of each other?”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Aeolus Contracts Ventower for US Offshore Wind Training Facilities

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first_imgAeolus Energy Group (AEG) has awarded Ventower Industries with a contract for the fabrication of training towers to be installed at its two new offshore wind training facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, US.With its initial training facility to be located in Massachusetts, AEG will assist in preparing a new workforce for constructing and maintaining offshore wind farms in the US, the company said.The first facility is expected to be constructed, staffed and ready to begin training workers by the spring of 2019.According to AEG, both facilities will have all the necessary equipment, such as access towers, pools and classrooms to train to the Global Wind Organization (GWO) standard.“Our goal is to prepare an American workforce for the opportunities in offshore wind. AEG itself expects to add thousands of jobs of all kinds to our business in the coming years,” said Elia Golfin, CEO of AEG.“We look forward to working with the local community, veterans service organizations, unions, local colleges and universities even technical high schools to give students and workers a path to a career in offshore wind.”AEG recently announced plans to construct a fleet of offshore wind farm vessels and port facilities, expected to create over 4,000 jobs in the coming years.last_img read more

Kvaerner Teams Up with DOF Subsea for Hywind Tampen Marine Operations

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first_imgFollowing the award of a contract for the Hywind Tampen project, Kvaerner has joined forces with DOF Subsea to deliver marine operations for the floating wind farm in Norway.Kvaerner’s contract for the Hywind Tampen project is worth about NOK 1.5 billion (approx. EUR 146 million).In addition to engineering, procurement, and construction of the floating concrete substructures, Kvaerner will also deliver marine operations for Equinor and its Gullfaks and Snorre partners. This will be performed as an integrated subcontract to the main contract and executed in a 50/50 joint venture with DOF Subsea.The marine operations part of the contract involves full project management, engineering, assembly site management, mooring system installation, units tow-to-field and installation of the floating wind turbine units at the Tampen area.DOF Subsea said it would deploy several state-of-the-art construction vessels during the project phases, including the 2011 built Skandi Skansen.Kvaerner stated that its project will start immediately and be completed during autumn 2022.The company will do the initial construction of 11 concrete hulls in the drydock at its facility at Stord in Norway, and then tow the bottom structures to the site at Dommersnes in the Vindafjord, where the construction will be completed.The wind turbines will then be installed on top of the concrete hulls at Gulen Industrihamn in western Norway, which has been chosen earlier for the assembly of the floating wind turbines.Hywind Tampen will comprise 11 8MW turbines based on the Hywind technology developed by Equinor. With the capacity of 88MW, it will be able to meet around 35% of the annual power demand of the Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C oil & gas platforms.last_img read more

Dominica officially launches International Year of Co-operatives 2012

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first_img Share Share LocalNews Dominica officially launches International Year of Co-operatives 2012 by: – December 8, 2011 9 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: dcsll.orgPresident of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Mr. Cletus Joseph says the organization is positioning itself to assist small cooperatives in their development thrust.He was addressing the official launching of International Year of Cooperatives 2012, an event held in collaboration with the ministry of social services”.Joseph told the ceremony which was held at the Fort Young Hotel Wednesday night, that the cooperative has made several changes to accommodate that process.“We will put together actions to assist the fellow cooperatives’ on the island. We know what their struggles are and we intend to bring them up to the maximum levels of efficiency and effectiveness in other to be relevant to their membership,” he said.Meantime minister responsible for Cooperatives Gloria Shillingford says the activity is significant because cooperative moments play a pivotal role in the development of any nation.“The genesis of the movement began just as an idea. Today we see that the trend setters were correct and their dreams are manifested in cooperatives like the National Cooperative Credit Union…we can see all the benefits that have been derived from people working together to achieve a common goal,” she explained.Trade Minister Dr. Colin McIntyre who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at the event said the cooperative movement stands out as a highly recommended model in Dominica, as advances that can be achieved in social and economic development when individuals pull their resources in a cooperative effort to tackle development issues within their country.“For us in Dominica, the cooperative movement has been a vehicle for moving both our urban and rural committees to higher levels of development and for improving the quality of life of our citizens,” he explained.McIntyre said government fully subscribes to the view that entrepreneurship is an important strategy for alleviating poverty.The event was launched under the theme “Encouraging Entrepreneurship Though Cooperatives”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Bulldogs JV Pigskinners Defeat Knights

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first_imgThe Batesville JV Football team beat South Dearborn 26-18 in an exciting come from behind victory.Bryson Bonelli threw 3 TD passes on the night. Brady Hornberger caught 31 and a 36 yard passes for touchdowns. Jacob Meer caught the other one for  a 24 yard TD.  Will Meer ran in a 1 yard TD then followed that up by running in the only 2 point conversion of the night.  The offensive line dominated the 2nd half of the game with Ryan Thayer, Nick McConnell, Quinn Steinkamp, Trent Roell, and Nate Deputy leading the way for the hard running of Will Meer and Josh Mobley.   The defense got strong play from McConnell, Troy Hornberger, and Alex Siefert.  Playing well and also having key interceptions were Sam Robben, Hornberger, and Cooper Wilhelm who had a goaline pick and ran it back 60 yards.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.last_img read more

Papp brace sinks Northern Ireland

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first_imgNorthern Ireland’s perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying came crashing down in Romania after Paul Papp ended their brave resistance with a second-half brace. Press Association The visitors’ first chance followed almost immediately, Lafferty burrowing into the box before Brunt slid a low shot just wide of the far post. Romania went again and should have scored when Alexandru Chipciu spurned a glorious double chance in the 17th minute. He looked certain to convert a perfect cross from six yards but his crisp volley rebounded off the underside of the crossbar. The ball then bounced over a disorientated Carroll and fell invitingly for a second attempt, but this time Chipciu headed gently back to the grateful keeper. Hughes and McAuley were fighting fires in the centre, clearing, intercepting and heading away a raft of crosses and through balls, while Niall McGinn was struggling to cover McLaughlin on the right. Lucian Sanmartean has been fancifully likened to the great Gheorghe Hagi but a wonderful run in the 32nd minute only improved the 34-year-old’s credentials. Collecting the ball just inside the opposition half he charged past Corry Evans and made his way to the edge of the area where he weaved his way past McAuley and McLaughlin before cutting the ball across goal for Bogdan Stancu to slot home. But the striker lost his footing at the crucial moment, fluffing his connection completely from five yards and allowing Chris Baird to mop up. Goal threat at the other end was virtually non-existent but the willing Lafferty did serve a warning just before the break, muscling through on the left and working Ciprian Tatarusanu at his near post. Stancu paid the price for his earlier miss, hooked at half-time in favour of Claudiu Keseru. Keseru had been on the field seven minutes when his measured pass put the overlapping Razvan Rat one on one with Carroll. He attempted a delicate chipped finish but Carroll guessed right, standing tall and smothering the shot with his chest. Sanmartaen should have won a penalty just after the hour, dribbling into the area again and tumbling to the floor after McGivern left his foot out. But the referee was unimpressed or unsighted and play moved on. O’Neill attempted to shore things up by replacing McGinn with the defensively minded Sammy Clingan, but the resistance finally came to an end 16 minutes from time. Rat played provider, whipping in an awkward cross from left wing that McAuley could only fling a trailing leg at. The ball landed nicely for Papp and he left Carroll no chance from 10 yards. That knocked the stuffing from Northern Ireland and it was no surprise to see a second goal five minutes later, Papp again arriving in the right place to nod home Sanmartaen’s cross at the far post. There was no coming back now, with Billy McKay’s late arrival as a second striker merely window dressing. Despite taking maximum points from their first three matches, including away wins in Hungary and Greece, Michael O’Neill’s men were under siege for the entirety of the encounter. Yet their backs-to-the-wall defence looked as though it would yield a vital draw until right-back Papp struck in the 74th and 79th minutes to seal a 2-0 win for the new Group F leaders. The result was well deserved for the hosts, who also hit the crossbar, missed a sitter from point-blank range and had a convincing penalty appeal turned down, but Northern Ireland will still feel disappointed. They put in a monstrous defensive effort at the Arena Nationala, led by captain for the night Gareth McAuley and assisted by tireless shifts from Aaron Hughes, Chris Brunt and Oliver Norwood. Kyle Lafferty, having scored in his previous three matches, also ran himself to a standstill in an isolated forward role. The first half was a story of relentless, yet ultimately fruitless, one-way traffic. From kick-off Romania punted the ball towards left-back Ryan McGivern, the first in a series of attacks aimed down the flanks. McGivern and right-back Conor McLaughlin both ply their trade in League One, with Port Vale and Fleetwood respectively, and there was a concerted attempt to expose them. There were few breaks for the back line either, with Lafferty alone up front and unable to hold up possession for any length of time. It still took 15 minutes for Romania to test Roy Carroll, out-of-favour Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches producing a nimble bicycle kick that the Notts County stopper gathered at the second attempt. last_img read more

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: Hugo Lloris is ready to face West Ham

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first_img Lloris is the only Frenchman in Tottenham’s first-team squad but Pochettino insists his goalkeeper is ready for the match at White Hart Lane. “I didn’t need to ask because when he saw me, he said ‘I want to play’,” Pochettino said. “It was very difficult for him and for all of the French players and the English players too. They were here training on Monday in the morning and you could feel that they were very sad to play.” Pochettino added: “For Hugo it was a very tough two weeks. When you are captain it is a big responsibility. “But he is strong, has a good mind with an unbelievable character. He’s ready to play Sunday and wants to play for the people.” Pochettino played for Paris St Germain between 2001 and 2003, making 70 appearances for the club, and he also lived in the city for three years. A close friend of the Argentinian’s was near the Stade de France on the night of the attacks but escaped unharmed. “Yes I had a friend who was very near to the Stade de France. He was close but he was OK,” Pochettino said. Mauricio Pochettino has no concerns about Hugo Lloris’ frame of mind for Sunday’s derby against West Ham after the Tottenham captain told his head coach: “I want to play.” Lloris captained France against England during a moving occasion at Wembley on Tuesday, which came just four days after last week’s terror attacks in Paris. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he will check whether his French players feel able to play this weekend, expressing particular doubt about Laurent Koscielny, whom he thought was unrecognisable during the friendly against England. “It’s not only difficult because I lived in Paris. If at some time you were a tourist in Paris, you translate your mind into the moment that happened with the people. “I think all humans feel the same, the same pain and the same feelings.” As well as Lloris, Spurs had a large English contingent at Wembley including Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Ryan Mason. Pochettino also attended the match as a guest of Roy Hodgson’s and revealed his decision to go was based on providing support for his players. “We spoke between ourselves that if England play against France, we need to be at the stadium to give support and solidarity,” Pochettino said. “Our support is very important, and after for the players and the teams. It’s important to show that we are not scared.” Pochettino added: “It is not difficult (to support) because our relationship with the players is very close. Sometimes you just need a hug. “We are human and sometimes you don’t need words, you only need to touch the people. “You know you have to be sensitive, all people are different and need different things. Some players you need to spend time with and speak about things. “Others need one minute, 10 minutes, one hour – it is how you feel and the empathy you feel with different people.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Africa Cycling President, Azzam Arrives for Africa Cup

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first_imgMohammed Wagih Azzam President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), Mohammed Wagih Azzam, has lauded Nigeria for finally putting the Velodrome Complex to use after 16 years of inactivity.History will be made today (Friday) as the state-of -the -art cycling arena located inside the Moshood Abiola Stadium will for the first time since its construction 16 years ago, play host to the maiden Africa Track Cycling Championship, aka African Cup.An excited Azzam said that with the facility, track Cycling has come stay, as he urged Nigeria to take full advantage of the arena and join the global track cycling bug. The Egyptian said Nigeria has the men and women that can launch her on the global arena, noting that natural strength of the African will always come handy.He also commended President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria, Giadomenico Massari, CAC members, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa and Coach Mohammed Bashiru for their contributions.Meanwhile, the cycling arena has come to life with the arrival of eight African countries for the maiden Africa Cup, which also serves as preparation for the forthcoming All Africa Games.Host Nigeria has since been joined by Egypt, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Ghana and Burundi. Already the teams have been putting acts together as they familiarize themselves with facilities in the Velodrome.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more