Today, Steve Miller Band has confirmed an extensive North American summer tour with special guest Peter Frampton and his band that will take them across the country throughout June, July, and August. This new crop of dates comes after Miller announced a run of predominantly Canadian 2018 spring tour dates with Frampton late last year. The band will also perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.Steve Miller Band’s big touring plans for this year will serve as a sort of 50th-anniversary celebration for the band, who released their debut album, Children of the Future, in 1968. As Miller explains in a press release, “Music is ethereal it moves back and forth between the past and the future. I’m very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band and we plan to travel between the psychedelic sixties through the future with a vengeance!”The announcement promises Miller aficionados “powerful sets from both the SMB and Frampton’s band” as well as “the highlight of Miller bringing Frampton onstage mid-set to create some of the most compelling jamming of the season.”Tickets for all of the Steve Miller Band w/ Peter Frampton summer tour dates go on sale this Friday, February 16th, at 10 a.m. (EST) via Ticketmaster. See below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, head to the Steve Miller Band website.Steve Miller Band (with Peter Frampton) Upcoming Tour Dates:*Previously announcedAPRIL*April 14 – Victoria, BC – Save on Foods Centre*April 16 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre*April 18 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place*April 20 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome*April 21 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place*April 23 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre*April 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place*April 26 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*April 28 – New Town, ND – Four Bears ResortMAY*May 6 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalJUNEJune 12 – Evansville, IN – The Ford CenterJune 14 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly IslandJune 15 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterJune 17 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music TheatreJune 20 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank PavilionJune 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music CenterJune 22 – Erie, PA – Presque Isle State ParkJune 24 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six PavilionJune 26 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM National HarborJune 27 – New York, NY – Radio City Music HallJune 29 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the ArtsJune 30 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds ArenaJULYJuly 2 – Lenox, MA – TanglewoodJuly 3 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark AmphitheatreJuly 5 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront PavilionJuly 6 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank PavilionJuly 14 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at FoxwoodsJuly 15 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx CasinoJuly 17 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon AmphitheatreJuly 18 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life ArenaJuly 20 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine AmphitheatreJuly 21 – Hollywood, FL – The Event Center at Hard RockJuly 23 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry HouseJuly 25 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre (No Peter Frampton)July 27 – Allen, TX – Allen Event CenterJuly 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial CentreJuly 30 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody TheatreAUGUSTAugust 2 – Lincoln, NB – Pinewood Bowl AmphitheatreAugust 4 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green AmphitheatreAugust 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek TheatreAugust 12 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair and Event Center / Pacific AmphitheatreAugust 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara BowlAugust 17 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor ArenaAugust 18 – Concord, CA – Concord PavilionAugust 20 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical GardenAugust 21 – Bend, OR – Edgefield AmphitheatreAugust 23 – Troutdale, OR – Les Schwab AmphitheatreAugust 25 & 26 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
The Church Investors Group (CIG), representing church organisations with combined assets of around £17bn (€19bn), has told FTSE 350 companies that it will take a harder line at annual general meetings where it considers change in three key areas to be too slow. It will also encourage other shareholders to refuse to re-elect directors where a company is out of line with best practice.In terms of executive pay, the CIG – which includes the main investing bodies of the Church of England and the Methodist Church – will consider fairness in the workplace, and withhold support for remuneration reports where chief executive pensions are deemed excessive.It will also withdraw support against a remuneration report where pay ratios are not disclosed, or where financial services or pharmaceutical companies do not pay the living wage. In promoting gender diversity, CIG members will now vote against the re-election of nomination committee chairs where fewer than 33% of board directors are women, and it will vote against all directors on the nomination committee if woman make up less than 25% of the board.The third key area is climate change. CIG members will now vote against the re-election of the company chair when a company is considered to be making little progress on transitioning to a low carbon world.Companies will be measured against their scores from the Transition Pathway Initiative, a tool designed to help asset owners better understand and address their exposure to risks and opportunities stemming from climate change.Carlota Garcia-Manas, deputy head of engagement for the Church Commissioners and Church of England Pensions Board, said: “We continue to see climate change as a key issue and encourage other investors to partner with us in ensuring we hold companies accountable to the highest standards and adapting their activities to fit with the Paris Agreement.”The full CIG voting policy is here.Meanwhile, Wellcome Trust – the UK’s largest charity, with assets of £23.2bn at the end of September 2017 – has revealed an above average gender pay gap.The gender gap in its median pay was 20.8% as at April last year. The UK gender gap average is 18%.Wellcome said the gap existed mainly because of the disproportionate balance of men and women at different levels within the organisation. Overall, around 64% of its employees are women, but most of the highest-paid senior roles are held by men.The charity said: “This year we will introduce fairer ways to support the recruitment, progression and retention of women at senior leadership levels. We will improve our diversity data so that we understand better where to target new initiatives, and provide staff training to mitigate bias.”All UK employers with more than 250 staff are required to publish gender pay gap data on the government website by April 2018.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2016 National Corn Yield Contest. Additionally, a record five national entries surpassed the 400-plus bushel per acre mark.The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 52nd year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2016, with 7,972 entries received.“The contest provides farmers more than just an opportunity for friendly competition; it generates data that impacts future production practices across the industry,” said Brent Hostetler, chair of NCGA’s Stewardship Action Team. “The techniques first developed by contest winners grow into far-reaching advances, helping farmers across the country excel in a variety of situations. Our contest emphasizes innovation both from growers and technology providers, thus enabling us to meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fiber.”The 18 winners in six production categories had verified yields averaging more than 375 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 175.3 bushels per acre in 2016. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers over all production categories topped out at 521.3968.“So many corn farmers initially join the National Corn Growers Association for the chance to participate in the National Corn Yield Contest,” said Paul Taylor, chair of NCGA’s Engaging Members Committee. “Yet, as they become more familiar with the breadth of activities NCGA carries out on the behalf of farmers, these members become increasingly involved and supportive. Just as the contest promotes the on-farm techniques developed by many single growers to benefit all corn farmers, NCGA’s grassroots efforts join the single voices of members together to create positive change and real opportunities for our industry.”For more than half of a century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre, helping feed and fuel the world. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In New Orleans, during the 2017 Commodity Classic, winners will be honored during the NCGA Awards Banquet and the NCYC State Winners Breakfast.Please visit National Corn Growers Association website www.ncga.com for the complete list of National and State winners. National winners will be announced at 9 a.m. CST, and State winners will be announced at 10 a.m. CST.
As most regular GreenBuildingAdvisor.com readers know, our website has been plagued by software glitches for many months. These problems include unexplained site crashes, “access denied” errors, and a broken spam filter which caused commercial messages to be posted on our Q&A pages.All of us here at GBA would like to take this opportunity to apologize to GBA subscribers and readers. The current level of service that GBA is offering is unacceptable — unacceptable to our readers, unacceptable to GBA, and unacceptable to the Taunton Press.We pride ourselves on providing quality content and the highest level of service to our customers. We have been working diligently on fixing the website problems for months and came to the conclusion with the help of outside experts that an entire website rebuild was necessary.The rebuild has been underway for some time. We expect to launch the new site within a month.Throughout these trying months, GBA employees have been gratified at expressions of support and loyalty from GBA readers. This website has managed, in spite of its many flaws, to create a valuable online community. We’re humbled by that fact, and grateful.As a token of our appreciation for the undeserved loyalty exhibited by our subscribers, we are offering a small gift to all GBA Pro members: a free download of a Taunton book, The Energy Smart House. While we know that this gift is no substitute for a smoothly functioning website, the gift is a symbol of our gratitude for your patience. Here is the link to the page which will allow GBA Pro Members to download the e-book. (Note that this download will only be available through January 6, 2014.)If you aren’t a GBA subscriber, but are interested in the book, you can learn more by clicking this link: The Energy Smart House.Thanks again to all of you who are still visiting GBA. We look forward to a better 2014.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPLDT Home Fibr pulled the rug from under F2 Logistics, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, Saturday night in a stunning result that underscored its intention in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna.Kendra Dahlke and Grace Lazard finally got the hang of their teammates and joined hands to lift the Power Hitters, who registered their sixth win in 10 games and moved third in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT PLDT setter Jasmine Nabor said her teammates have started to blend well, especially the two imports, after struggling early in the conference.“I think now we are starting to trust each other and that makes us execute our game plans better,” said Nabor in Filipino. “That’s the difference in this game; we knew that we could rely on each other.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDahlke had 19 points, while Lazard had 18, but they were far from the sole contributors for the squad. Aiko Urdas and Joyce Sta. Rita contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, for PLDT.F2 Logistics relied on Lindsay Stalzer, who had 21 points and Ara Galang and Becky Perry who made 11 and 10, respectively. But a lethargic start prevented the Cargo Movers from getting their rhythm as the Power Hitters dealt them their second defeat in nine matches.Tied at one set apiece, PLDT regrouped and regained composure to take an 8-0 lead en route to a key third set victory.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Lakay’s Loman wipes out foe’s smile; Dy triumphs View comments
zoom The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has raised concerns over the fate of dockworkers at the Port of Lae in Papua New Guinea (PNG) despite a new agreement between International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and local landowners.The union is seeking assurances that the workers will be able to keep their jobs.ICTSI said on Monday, November 27 that it had signed an agreement with impacted community landowner groups in Lae in PNG Guinea through the ICTSI Foundation and ICTSI subsidiary South Pacific International Container Terminal, Limited (SPICTL) as a necessary first step towards moving the joint ICTSI-community project in Lae. The signing follows ICTSI’s securing of 25-year concessions to operate Lae and Motukea. “We are committed to developing the new Lae terminal into a world-class facility and the best in South Pacific. We will not only be investing in ship-to-shore gantry cranes and the highest levels of information technology but, most importantly, into training and human capital,” Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Senior Vice President and head of Asia Pacific, said commenting on the deal.“The ITF still has serious concerns regarding the future of the current workforce, as there have been no assurances made about their ongoing employment,” Paddy Crumlin, ITF president and chair of the ITF dockers section, said.“This is a step in the right direction, no doubt in part due to pressure from local unions and the ITF, but until local workers have been guaranteed jobs in the port we remain sceptical at best given ICTSI’s recent history.”As informed, more than 1,000 jobs are in jeopardy after the PNG government awarded 25-year contracts for the country’s two main international ports to ICTSI. “ICTSI have indicated they will source their workforce from local communities – but the union has seen no firm guarantee to secure all existing jobs and conditions,” Reg McAlister, general secretary of the PNG Maritime and Transport Workers Union said.The ITF has been urging the Government of Papua New Guinea to review the decision to award port operations in Lae and Port Moresby to ICTSI due to the company’s “poor record on safety and labour relations.”
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Real Madrid are not the only big club that is interested in signing Nabil Fekir.The 24-year-old France attacker who was jubilant over coming close to signing a deal with Liverpool before the World Cup began, had the move crashed when Lyon declared they had pulled out of a proposed deal.Fakir’s agent, though, has since indicated a transfer could yet be completed, while new Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui is reportedly interested in taking him to the Santiago Bernabeu.Speaking to RT France via FourFourTwo via Fou, Aulas said: “It was expected, at some point, that he could leave for Liverpool.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I gave the green light, but things did not happen because they took too long.“Nabil is an exceptional player. The fact that things did not come to fruition with Liverpool aroused the interest of many clubs, not just Real Madrid and their new coach.“Everything is possible. My goal is to make him stay. I hope he will stay, but if he absolutely wants to leave, we will try to find the biggest club in terms of efficiency and size.”Fekir has come off the bench in France’s two World Cup games so far and will be hoping to start their final Group C game against Denmark on Tuesday.
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Andre Moreira on a season-long loan deal.Moreira has become the latest Aston Villa signing of the summer after the club was rocked with financial challenges. Moreira who has represented Portugal at under-21 level.The 22-year-old hasn’t made any La Liga appearance yet since joining Atleti in 2014. He, however, has had loan spells with Moreirense, Uniao da Madeira, Belenenses and Braga. ICYMI: Love Island might be over but we’re delighted to announce that a new boy has entered the Villa…#AVFC pic.twitter.com/I2rwt6RnDK— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) August 1, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“I am very excited. It’s such a big opportunity at such a big club.“It’s the perfect opportunity at the right moment. It’s a big move for me.“Aston Villa is a great football club – a famous football club.“The training facilities are great. I know the stadium is famous and historic. I just can’t wait to get started now,” he told the club website.According to BBC, Villa has secured new investment from billionaire businessmen Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, who have reportedly shortlisted super-agent Jorge Mendes to assist in their recruitment.
The agent of Gianluigi Buffon insists that he is considered to be just as important as Neymar at Paris Saint-GermainThe legendary Italian goalkeeper opted to continue his playing career at PSG for at least another two seasons after leaving Juventus in June.And things got off to a bright start for Buffon in this newest chapter of his career by winning the Trophee des Champions at the weekend in his first ever competitive match for PSG after they thrashed AS Monaco 4-0 at Shenzhen in China.“Starting well is always a good thing in football. Anything can happen, but PSG are a great club for him,” Silvano Martina told RMC Sport, via Football-Italia.“They’re a very good team and they deserved to win the cup, which is always good for your CV.“I went for a coffee with him once and he told me he was happy to retire, before adding that he could’ve done well at another big club for a couple more years.”PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.After 17 years at Juventus, Buffon made the surprise decision to play his club football outside of Italy for the first time in his career at the age of 40.“How did PSG come about? I have a friend there, I sent him a message and he told me to go there right away,” said Martina.“For them, it was as important a deal as that for Neymar. Buffon felt the desire of the French club to have him in their team and he’s very fired up.“It’s as if he’s 10 years younger. They offered a two-year contract, while he only wanted to sign for a year: this proves their honesty. PSG had already wanted him in 2009.”Buffon will get his first taste of Ligue 1 this Sunday in PSG’s first game of the league campaign against Caen at the Parc Des Princes.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 2, 2016 -World Aids Day will be commemorated with walk-a- thons nationwide.In Grand Turk the walk begins from the Grand Turk Clock Tower to the Lester Williams park; in Provo from Scotiabank to the Youth Center; in North Caicos from Texaco to the Horse Stable Beach; in Salt Cay from the Community Center; from the Airport to the Regatta Village in South Caicos and in Middle Caicos from the Conch Bar Community Center to Mudjin Harbour; all walks begin at 6am.World Aids Day was marked on December 1, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #magneticmedianews Related Items: