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02
Mar
2021

MMJ’s Jim James Will Play A Series Of Solo Performances This Fall

first_imgBeloved My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will play a short run of shows in California this Fall. Based around the singer-songwriter’s appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, James will play four shows, making stops in in Pioneertown and Ventura before playing two shows in San Francisco.Twin Limb will provide support for the first two shows on the tour. They recently supported James in New York City as a surprise set in June, so expect some collaboration between the James and his openers.The first show in San Francisco will find James at the bluegrass festival proper, and the final show of the run will take place at The Fillmore with Monsters of Folk bandmate Conor Oberst on the bill as well.See below for all of Jim James’ new tour dates, and click here for full information from his website.Jim James Solo Tour DatesSeptember 28th – Pappy & Harriets – Pioneertown, CA w/ Twin LimbSeptember 29th – Ventura Theatre – Ventura, CA w/ Twin LimbSeptember 30th – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival – San Francisco, CAOctober 1st – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA w/ Conor Oberst & Miwi La Lupalast_img read more

02
Mar
2021

EXCLUSIVE: SunSquabi Shares Fiery New Single, “Caterpillar”

first_imgOver the past few years, SunSquabi has been blowing up, earning a name for themselves as one of the premier acts in the live electronic music scene. The trio is one of the biggest up-and-coming bands right now, earning a legion of fans across the country for their tight-laced live performances and boundary-pushing electro-funk sound. Synthesizing classical funk, jazz, and electro into a pioneering new take on the genre, SunSquabi has created a standout, groove-heavy, and dynamic sound with mass crossover appeal, and the band is certainly reaping the rewards of this hard work.After touring heavily in 2017, SunSquabi truly cemented itself as a band on the rise, consistently rising on the lineups for renowned festivals like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, and others and touring with the livetronica titans of STS9. Composed of Kevin Donohue (guitars/keys/production), Chris Anderson (drums), and Josh Fairman (bass/synth), currently, SunSquabi is gearing up for their triumphant return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, which the trio will co-headline with Opiuo and the twenty-piece Syzygy Orchestra this weekend on April 21st. On the heels of the band’s sold-out first headlining show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium in the fall, the group’s upcoming Red Rocks performance marks the band’s fifth appearance at the famed outdoor venue.In anticipation of this hallmark Red Rocks show, today, SunSquabi has released a brand-new track called “Caterpillar”, which features Chris Anderson’s younger brother, Spencer Anderson, on violin. “Collaborating and writing with family is so special,” the SunSquabi drummer shared with us ahead of this new release.Following the release of “Just A Little” in November, the song marks the second single from the band since the release of the band’s sophomore EP, Deluxe, which came out a year ago in April. “Caterpillar” is the first in a three-part series, meaning that fans can expect new tunes on the way. For these new tracks, the group delved deep and focused on biology and evolution as inspiration the series’ writing process. As Kevin Donohue shared, “The metamorphosis becomes more evident as the other two stages are revealed. It’s been a really fun process to work on. Especially because we are bridging the other stages (yet to be released) together.”You can take a listen to the Live For Live Music premiere of SunSquabi’s “Caterpillar” below before it’s released officially tomorrow. For more information about the band and to check out their upcoming tour dates, head to SunSquabi’s website here. If you’re hoping to catch the band live, tickets for the group’s co-headlining Red Rocks performance with Opiuo and Syzygy Orchestra on Saturday are available here. Enjoy! Sunsquabi Upcoming Tour Dates:4.21.18 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO4.22.18 Backwoods Festival, Ozark AR6.21.18 Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI6.28.18 Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI6.19.18 Hullabaloo Festival, Bellevue NE7.13.18 Camp Bisco, Scranton PA7.28.18 Taos Brewery, Taos NM8.02.18 Summer Meltdown, Darrington WA9.20.18 Resonance Music Festival, Thornville OHView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

08
Feb
2021

Los Angeles limits new vaccinations amid tight supplies

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is adding mass inoculation sites even as the shortage of coronavirus vaccine has local officials restricting who gets shots. Los Angeles County said Friday it will limit new vaccinations to ensure second doses are available to those already in line for them. Meanwhile, Santa Clara County and the San Francisco 49ers said they will open California’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium early next week. Some 4.2 million shots have been administered in California. State health officials could not immediately say how many of those were second shots that would reflect the number of people in the state’s population of nearly 40 million with maximum protection from the virus.last_img read more

26
Jan
2021

Farm employs autistic adults

first_imgThe national unemployment rate among autistic adults is 90 percent, a statistic not surprising for Jan Pilarski, former director of the justice education program at Saint Mary’s, whose autistic son, Chris Pilarski was let go of his job after only three months of employment despite his attainment of a college degree, she said. “As a parent of a young adult with autism, I always knew that once our son, Chris, finished the end of his schooling that it was going to be a rough road,” Jan Pilarski said. “There’s that unknown of wondering what will happen after that, because everything has been supportive up to that point. I guess I put my social justice hat on and looked at it broadly and structurally to say there really is a systemic problem. It’s chronic unemployment for these young people, and [I] just sat with it for a while to think what can we contribute to this and how can we address the problem.”    Jan Pilarski subsequently founded Green Bridge Growers, an innovative social venture providing skill-matched employment for underserved young adults on the autism spectrum through an urban aquaponics farm, she said.    “I knew it had to be something that was more entrepreneurial, because traditional employment wasn’t going to work,” she said.   By combining Chris Pilarski’s interests in science and organic farming with the study of other types of plant growth, Jan Pilarski said she saw alternative ways that food was being grown sustainably. She and her son toured the country to see how his love of natural sciences could be applied in an autistic-friendly work environment, she said.   “He enjoys the outdoors much more so,” Jan Pilarski said. “Even office work is to a degree fine, but he likes the hands-on work. He found himself really enjoying the science work, the minerals in the water and how to do testing of the water, so for him that was where all the dots got connected and enabled him to use his skills.” Jan Pilarski said when she saw aquaponics in action for the first time three years ago, she made the connection between her son’s passion for environmental science and employment opportunities for autistic adults.   “It fits very well, and we’ve taken it to others with autism,” she said. “It fits so well because you have to make sure the water has the proper chemistry pH levels, and people with autism really get into checking all that. They like to check things like the temperature of the water and the air [and] observe the fish and look at how they’re growing and doing. All of those different parts really accommodate the interest and skills of people with autism.” Now in its second year, Green Bridge Growers launched a crowdfunding campaign Nov. 20 on Indiegogo with the goal to build their second next-stage commercial greenhouse, Jan Pilarski said. “We have a clearly defined project on Indiegogo, which is to raise the funds for our aquaponics venture,” she said. “We have a prototype greenhouse with Hannah and Friends, and [we’re] working there with training and development with people in the venture.” The project itself will create jobs for five young adults with autism and grow 45,000 pounds of vegetables each year, Jan Pilarski said.   Because of her history as the Saint Mary’s social justice coordinator, Jan Pilarski said she was able to find the link between social justice and sustainable food.   “Through the classes I teach at Saint Mary’s that emphasize social justice … we’ve looked at things relating to climate and our personal use of energy and kind of looking at it through how our consumption affects the environment in the class that I teach,” she said. “Food and what we consume and how it’s grown – that all has an impact on the climate because of carbon outputs [and] also in terms of how sustainable we are. It fits in Catholic social thought as well.” One of the key members of Jan Pilarski’s six-person team is Aisling Sheahan, a native of Ireland currently visiting the area for three months. For Sheahan, who majored in childhood studies and wrote her thesis on autism in Ireland, the link with autism fit perfectly with her blogging expertise, she said.   “I think it’s great the way they’re helping out young adults with autism, because when I was doing my thesis, it’s just all about children,” Sheahan said. “I’m reaching out to the autism bloggers, just to get mentioned under blogs as guest blogs, [and] blogging about their own experience with their child.  We’re going to try to make a difference for when they’re older, because I think autism parents just focus on the now.” Jan Pilarski, who holds both Notre Dame undergraduate and master’s degrees, said she is hopeful the Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, and South Bend communities will contribute to Green Bridge Growers’ campaign and become actively involved with the entrepreneurship’s mission. “Partnerships with both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame are wonderful and help us meet particular needs that we have as a venture,” she said. Contact Emilie Kefalas at [email protected]last_img read more

18
Jan
2021

Watch the Cast of Aladdin Bring Down the House

first_img Related Shows View Comments Aladdin’s James Monroe Iglehart took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, and he’s still heating up Agrabah! Iglehart, title star Adam Jacobs and the cast of the shining, shimmering, splendid tuner performed a never-before-seen version of “Friend Like Me” on Good Morning America on December 13, and we’re ready to hop on a magic carpet and head to the New Amsterdam Theatre. Of course, the powerhouse Iglehart threw a medley of beloved Disney songs into his performance, covering ground from The Lion King to Beauty and the Beast. Watch the fantastic cast take the stage below! Aladdincenter_img James Monroe Iglehart(Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann) from $57.50last_img read more

01
Jan
2021

Conference Board reports Vermont a rare bright spot for online labor demand

first_imgOnline advertised vacancies were up 500 in Vermont in contrast to a nationwide drop of 43,500 in September to 3,947,100, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released today. The September drop follows a decline of 164,000 in August and a decrease of 217,000 in July. The Supply/Demand rate stands at 3.50, indicating there were 3.5 unemployed for every online advertised vacancy in August, the latest monthly data available for unemployment.– Labor demand retrenches in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters after an impressive start in Q1– Since March, labor demand down by 500,000 (11 percent)– Losses widespread across States and occupations– Nationally, there are 10 million more unemployed (9.98 million) than advertised vacancies “In the last six months, labor demand has experienced a drop of 500,000, cutting sharply into the gain of 763,000 at the beginning of the year,” said June Shelp, Vice President at The Conference Board. “This narrows the average monthly gain for 2011 to 29,000.” The slowdown, however, varies widely for different occupations.  In legal occupations, labor demand stalled as early as the beginning of 2010, but in the last six months it has dropped 23 percent to 21,600 in September. In contrast, advertised vacancies for production workers gained steadily since mid-2009 until July 2011, but in the last two months, it dipped further. It is now down 10 percent to 117,000 in September.  REGIONAL AND STATE HIGHLIGHTSIn September:Like the U.S., many States now have flat or downward trendsThe South and Midwest post modest gains while Northeast and West declineIn September, the Northeast posted a decline of 29,100, reflecting drops in all of its large States.  Pennsylvania experienced the largest drop, 18,500, cancelling earlier gains in July and August.  Massachusetts dropped 3,200, New Jersey fell 3,100, and New York lost 2,700.  Among the smaller States in the region, New Hampshire and Connecticut dropped by small margins, 300 and 200 respectively, while Vermont and Rhode Island gained 500 and 100 respectively.Labor demand in the West was down 18,400 in September and was led by the region’s largest State,California, which declined 16,800 to a total of 423,600.  Washington State lost 5,100.  Colorado rose 1,100, and Arizona gained a mere 300.  Among the small States in the West, New Mexico gained 1,200,Utah gained 600, Idaho rose 500, and Nevada lost 1,000.The South posted a gain of 8,900, reflecting slight gains in four out of six of its large States in September.  Florida experienced the largest gain, 1,400.  Next was Texas with a gain of 1,200.  Maryland rose 400, and North Carolina gained 200.  The region’s large States posting declines were Virginia, down 2,600 to 128,100, and Georgia, down 1,500 to 100,100.  Among the smaller States in the South, Alabama gained 1,900, Oklahoma rose 1,400, and Arkansas gained 100 while Tennessee dipped 100.In September, the Midwest was up 3,100, reflecting a gain of 4,100 in Ohio and a 2,100 increase inMichigan.  Illinois experienced the largest September drop, 5,300.  The region’s other States with declines included Minnesota, down 1,700, Wisconsin, down 1,000, and Missouri, down 900.  Among the less populous States in the region, Indiana and North Dakota experienced gains of 2,000 and 900 respectively, and Iowa and South Dakota fell 1,700 and 1,000 respectively.The Supply/Demand rate for the U.S. in August (the latest month for which unemployment numbers are available) stood at 3.50, indicating that there are 3.5 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy.  Nationally, there are 10 million (9.98 million) more unemployed workers than advertised vacancies.  The number of advertised vacancies exceeded the number of unemployed only in North Dakota, where the Supply/Demand rate was 0.94.  States with the next lowest rates included South Dakota (1.39), Nebraska (1.54), Alaska (1.69), Vermont (1.78), and New Hampshire (1.89). The State with the highest Supply/Demand rate is Mississippi (7.39), where there are over 7 unemployed workers for every online advertised vacancy.  There are a few other States in which there are over five unemployed for every advertised vacancy.  These include Alabama (5.29), South Carolina (5.29), and Kentucky (5.08).It should be noted that the Supply/Demand rate only provides a measure of relative tightness of the individual State labor markets and does not suggest that the occupations of the unemployed directly align with the occupations of the advertised vacancies (see Occupational Highlights section).OCCUPATIONAL HIGHLIGHTSIn September:Demand for workers in Sales and Related, Management, and Computer and Mathematical Science dropsDemand for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations and Office and Administrative Support risesAmong the top 10 occupation groups with the largest numbers of online advertised vacancies, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations posted the largest increase, 17,900, to 531,600. Largely responsible for the gain were increased vacancies for Registered Nurses.  The number of advertised vacancies in this occupational category continues to outnumber job-seekers by over two to one (0.48 S/D based on August data, the latest unemployment data available).Demand for Office and Administrative Support occupations rose 17,000 to 438,600.  This followed an August drop of 30,000.  Occupations that underwent increases in September included Customer Service Representatives, Receptionists and Information Clerks, General Office Clerks, and Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants.  The number of unemployed in these occupations remains above the number of advertised vacancies with nearly 4 (3.97) unemployed for every advertised vacancy.In September, labor demand for Sales and Related workers declined by 20,000 to 502,000.  This decline, following an August drop of 47,800, was led by a decrease in demand for Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives, First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers, and Retail Salespeople.  The number of unemployed in this occupational category continues to outnumber the number of advertised vacancies by close to 3 to 1 (S/D of 2.84).Labor demand for Management workers declined in September by 17,700 to 377,900, led largely by a decrease in demand for Marketing Managers, Branch or Department Financial Managers, and Sales Managers.  Demand for workers in this occupational category has fallen 90,000 since May.  There are close to 2 unemployed for every advertised vacancy in this occupational category (S/D of 1.85).Labor demand for Computer and Mathematical Science workers declined in September by 13,400 to 518,800, led largely by a decrease in demand for Web Developers, Database Administrators, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Programmers, and Network and Computer Systems Administrators.  This occupational category has experienced a drop of 89,000 vacancies since May; however, job opportunities still remain favorable in this occupational category with about 3 ads for every job-seeker (S/D of 0.29).Architecture and Engineering occupations posted a September drop of 10,100, contributing to a third-quarter drop of 34,000; however, job opportunities still remain favorable in this occupational category with just over 1 ad for every job-seeker (S/D of 0.86).  Responsible for the September decline are Industrial Engineers and Electrical Engineers.Longer View of Labor Demand for Selected Occupations”The slowdown in labor demand over the last six months varies by occupation,” said Shelp.  “Some occupations stalled early and are now declining; others have just stalled over the last few months and yet others are holding steady either at or below their pre-recession levels.”  Advertised vacancies inProduction stalled over the last few months after rising steadily since mid-2009.  In contrast, advertised vacancies in Legal stalled early in 2010 and have declined sharply in the last six months.Construction and Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations are both holding relatively steady. Construction occupations showed gains but still remained well below their pre-recession highs while Building and grounds is now in line with labor demand levels prior to the official beginning of the recession in December 2007.  However, in both of these occupational groups the number of unemployed is still well in excess of the number of advertised vacancies.  In August 2011, the latest available data for unemployment, there were just over 14 unemployed job-seekers for every advertised vacancy in building and grounds and 19 job-seekers for every ad in construction.Since the beginning of the year, labor demand was down among a number of high-paying occupations. With the September declines, Computer and Mathematical Science occupations were down 4 percent (-23,000) since January while Management positions were down 11 percent (-48,000).  Community and Social Service positions were down 15,000, a drop of 24 percent, since January.   However, the job market was not as difficult for these job-seekers.  Based on August data, there are about 2 unemployed for every advertised vacancy in Community and social service (2.10) and Management (1.85).  In contrast, there are about 3 openings for every unemployed job-seeker in Computer and mathematical science (0.29).  METRO AREA HIGHLIGHTSWashington, D.C., Oklahoma City, Boston, and Honolulu have the lowest Supply/Demand ratesIn September, 42 of the 52 metropolitan areas for which data are reported separately posted over-the-year increases in the number of online advertised vacancies.  Among the three metro areas with the largest numbers of advertised vacancies, the New York metro area was down 8,100, or 3.3 percent, from itsSeptember 2010 level and the Washington, DC metro area was down 400, or 0.3 percent, from last year.  In contrast, the Los Angeles metro area was up 4,000, or 2.6 percent, from last year’s level.The number of unemployed exceeded the number of advertised vacancies in all of the 52 metro areas for which information is reported separately.  Washington, DC continues to have the most favorable Supply/Demand rate (1.32) with about one advertised vacancy for every unemployed worker.  Oklahoma City, Boston, and Honolulu were metropolitan locations where there were fewer than two unemployed looking for work for every advertised vacancy. On the other hand, metro areas in which the respective number of unemployed is substantially above the number of online advertised vacancies include Riverside, CA ‘ where there are nearly ten unemployed people for every advertised vacancy (9.91) ‘ Miami (6.15),Sacramento (5.70), Detroit (5.26), and Los Angeles (5.03).  Supply/Demand rate data are for July 2011, the latest month for which unemployment data for local areas are available.PROGRAM NOTESThe Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® Data Series measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month on more than 1,200 major Internet job sites and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.Like The Conference Board’s long-running Help Wanted Advertising Index of print ads (which was published for over 55 years and discontinued in October 2008 but continues to be available for research), the new online series is not a direct measure of job vacancies.  The level of ads in print and online can change for reasons not related to overall job demand.With the December 1, 2008 release, HWOL began providing seasonally adjusted data for the U.S., the nine Census regions and the 50 States. Seasonally adjusted data for occupations were provided beginning with the December 2009 release. This data series, for which the earliest data are for August 2005, continues to publish not seasonally adjusted data for 52 large metropolitan areas.People using this data are urged to review the information on the database and methodology available on The Conference Board website and contact us with questions and comments.  Background information and technical notes and discussion of revisions to the series are available at: http://www.conference-board.org/data/helpwantedonline.cfm(link is external).The underlying online job listings data for this series is provided by Wanted Technologies Corporation.  Additional information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data used in this release can be found on the BLS website, www.bls.gov(link is external).The Conference BoardThe Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States.WANTED Technologies Corporation.WANTED is a leading supplier of real-time sales and business intelligence solutions for the media classified and recruitment industries. Using its proprietary On-Demand data mining, lead generation and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) integrated technologies, WANTED aggregates real-time data from thousands of online job sites, real estate and newspaper sites, as well as corporate websites on a daily basis. WANTED’s data is used to optimize sales and to implement marketing strategies within the classified ad departments of major media organizations, as well as by staffing firms, advertising agencies and human resources specialists. For more information, please visit: http://www.wantedtech.com(link is external).SOURCE The Conference Board NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

18
Dec
2020

How schools can improve their personal finance education

first_imgby: Sheiresa NgoAre high schools doing enough to provide a solid financial education? That answer might depend largely on state and school requirements, but some financial education experts say schools could do better.The lack of a standard personal finance curriculum in America’s classrooms has been a hot topic for quite a while. Right now only four states (Missouri, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia) require that students complete one semester of personal finance as a requirement for graduation, according to the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Roughly 17 states require high school students to take classes that incorporate personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education.The fact that financial education is a necessary component of the school curriculum is quite evident. Charles Schwab’s Teens & Money survey found that roughly 35% of teens do not know how to manage a credit card and 31% do not understand what a credit score is. Furthermore, 22% don’t know how income taxes work and 17% don’t know what a 401(k) is.The Cheat Sheet had a discussion with four personal finance educators about what they think should be part of the high school personal finance curriculum. We spoke with Matt Paradise, vice president of Massachusetts JumpStart Coalition, Christopher Hensley, president of the Houston-Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness, Sabrina Lamb, founder of World of Money, and Victor Ricciardi, finance professor at Goucher College and co-editor of Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

06
Oct
2020

Take a look back at Gilston before development came knocking

first_imgThe house has been carefully renovated.In 2011, Mrs Thompson and two immediate neighbours sold their parcels of land which were then developed into Banksia Ridge Estate, now comprising over 100 homes. “My neighbours left their homes behind to be knocked down but I refused to give up my Boongala Homestead,” said Mrs Thompson. At 73-years-old, the vocational educator and former army wife is now looking to downsize. “The energy is so good, I liked the serenity, I could work really well,” the vocational educator and former army wife said. “I travel a lot, and I am looking to retire or write my book or do other things. I’m going to live to 100.” Carmel Thompson at Carmel Close which was named after her. Picture Mike Batterham“I didn’t know about it. I came back from overseas … I was just thrilled, nobody expects that sort of thing,” she said. Mrs Thompson has witnessed the suburb transform after she decided to subdivide the land she snapped up while on holiday on the Gold Coast from Sydney in 1987. “When we got to the gate at the entrance to the property there was a big white sign post over the gate with the name ‘Boongala’. I fell in love with the property immediately,” Mrs Thompson said. She found out the meaning of the name ‘over a beer at Nerang Hotel’; it means ‘shady meeting place of the village elders’. An open fireplace is a feature of the living room. 2 Carmel Cl, Gilston is on the market for offers over $1.499 million.The homestead will set a suburb record if it sells for its asking price of offers over $1.499 million, more than three decades after the three ha vacant block was bought for $100,000. Mrs Thompson’s is not the only home to be listed for sale on Carmel Cl with two neighbouring investment properties on the market.CoreLogic property data shows Gilston’s median house price has increased by 40.3 per cent over the past five years.“I think a lot of the growth is in the newer estates, a lot of younger families are coming in and taking the opportunity to build or buy new homes,” said marketing agent Ethan McCann of @realty. “This property in particular has so much history to it and that’s what makes it so special.”“It is the house on the hill and when you drive into the estate it’s what you see first.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoCarmel Thompson preserved as much of ‘Boongala’ as possible. Picture Mike BatterhamMrs Thompson was careful to preserve what native trees she could over the next 25 years as the property was first used for agistment, then a single-level stilt house was built, before it was moved and altered. Today, the home sprawls over three levels with dual living. The dam and thick cloister of trees have been replaced by new homes, but it was development Mrs Thompson welcomed. “With the opening of the Nerang Railway Station with direct links to Brisbane around this time many families started moving into the area and the opportunity was there to subdivide,” she said. Original photos of the property. Picture Mike Batterham Carmel Thompson is selling her Gilston house. It was one of three properties that made up what is now known as Banksia Ridge Estate. Picture Mike BatterhamNOT many Gold Coasters can say they have a street named after them but Carmel Thompson has that honour.The vendor of one of Gilston’s last remaining homesteads — a classic cedar chalet and adjacent parcel of land at Carmel Cl — will leave a lasting impression after the developer of what is now Banksia Ridge Estate named her street after its original resident. last_img read more

28
Sep
2020

China Sparks World Container Traffic Boom

first_imgPreliminary data from Drewry’s Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world container traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017, fuelled mainly by spikes in imports and exports from China.The CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth with volumes up by 17%, versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.Nearly half of the extra 2.6 million TEU volumes handled in the first three months of 2017 came from trade with its neighbouring Intra-Asia partners, while domestic cabotage and trade with North America each contributed another two-tenths of the additional volumes.The CTS data also confirms the large tilt towards Chinese imports, with traffic from Drewry’s sample of trading regions increasing by staggering 28%. Exports to the same regions increased by 11%. While the rebound in container volumes appears to be broad-based it is clear from its well above-average growth that China is very much at the epicentre, Drewry said.The small sample of carrier liftings information that has been published alongside first-quarter financial statements goes some way to corroborating CTS’ big-growth story.The average volume growth for the six carriers in 1Q17 was 10%, with a wide spread between the slowest growing company Zim (4%) to the fastest growing line MOL (17%). Between them, the six lines operate about 30% of the world’s containership fleet.It’s fair to say that the few, if any, saw this extreme growth coming, Drewry said. If confirmed, a quarterly rate of 10% for loaded container traffic would far exceed anything seen since 2010 – when demand rebounded sharply following the crash of 2009. Over the past two years 2015-16 the average quarterly rate was a mere 2.3% despite some uplift from 2Q16 onwards.Looking at the remainder of the year, Drewry says it is still to early to make any projections seeing that the container trade has seen its share of growth spurts that have fizzled out and regressed back to the downwards trend soon enough, although admittedly none in recent years have been close to the same magnitude as the latest trade lane numbers suggest.The first quarter is traditionally the slowest quarter in the year as things quieten down after the rush to get goods in stores for the Western hemisphere holidays. Since the start of this century the first quarter on average accounts for 23.4% of the annual tally in world container traffic.However, that ratio has been very consistent in recent years so there really is no identifiable trend shift to support the theory that some shipments were brought forward, although Drewry is not discounting that possibility. Some shippers may have wanted to move goods ahead of new and higher contract terms and anticipated spot rate increases, the consultancy said.Drewry says that there is still some cross-checking to be done, but it does seem that demand growth was much stronger in 1Q17 than previously anticipated and will necessitate an upgrade in the consultancy’s full-year forecast.last_img read more

24
Sep
2020

Guardiola praises ‘incredible’ Silva after Man City rout Newcastle

first_imgPep Guardiola praised David Silva as the “incredible” Manchester City playmaker turned on the style one more time in Wednesday’s 5-0 rout of Newcastle. Silva scored a superb free-kick and set up goals for Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling at the Etihad Stadium. The 34-year-old is leaving City at the end of the season after a decade’s outstanding service. Although all games are currently being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus, Guardiola wants Silva to return for a farewell game to allow City fans to give him a proper send-off. They face an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal on July 18 and the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid in August, with City holding a 2-1 lead. After losing two of their last three league games, Guardiola had warned his players to cut out the mistakes that have blighted their season. With that in mind, Guardiola was encouraged by the ruthless way they put Newcastle to the sword. – ‘No doubts’ – “At Southampton I had no doubts about the way we played but this game is about winning,” he said. “Now we have four weeks to finish second, score a lot of goals. We want to score goals, respect the football and prepare well for Arsenal and (Real) Madrid.” With City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero a long-term absentee after knee surgery, Guardiola needs Jesus to start firing on all cylinders. He finally stepped up to the plate with the first-half strike. Read Also: Solskjaer realistic on transfers but keen to keep Pogba City’s relentless pressure produced a third goal in the 58th minute when Jesus’s raid panicked Matt Ritchie into a desperate clearance that cannoned off Fernandez into his own net. In the final months of his last season with City, Silva remains a class act and he made it four with a fine free-kick that left Dubravka rooted to the spot in the 65th minute. Sterling’s 90th-minute tap-in made it 17 goals for City in their four home games since the restart. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Guardiola insisted this week that Jesus had produced “one of his best performances of this season” in Sunday’s defeat at Southampton. The 23-year-old repaid Guardiola’s faith in the 10th minute, meeting Silva’s pass with a close-range finish for his first goal since netting at Real Madrid in February. City midfielder Phil Foden dragged his shot wide from a tight angle after a dangerous burst into the Newcastle area. Guardiola’s men were in complete control and doubled their lead in the 21st minute. Foden sent Kevin De Bruyne away down the left side of the Newcastle area and the Belgian’s cut-back was slotted home by Mahrez for his 12th goal of the season. It was Jesus’s 19th goal of the season, but just his second in his last 12 Premier League matches, banishing a nine-game barren run in all competitions. Riyad Mahrez increased City’s lead and Federico Fernandez’s own goal was followed by Silva’s free-kick and a late Sterling strike. Guardiola’s side have only pride to play for in the remainder of the Premier League season after Liverpool took the title. But second-placed City, who won the League Cup in March, still have silverware in their sights as they await the result of their appeal against a two-season ban from European competition. “It is not the game today, which was incredible, but what he has done over 10 years,” Guardiola said. “When the people come back to the Etihad Stadium we will do a farewell game for one of the legends of this club. “He is maybe the best in the small spaces. Moving between the lines I have never seen anyone like him. “He has come back from lockdown in incredible form and rhythm. If he decides to play on he can play anywhere. There is no doubt about this.” Loading… Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterPink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t Know7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone MoviesContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more