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Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘The River’ Stadium Summer Tour Dates

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first_imgThe Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, has been performing the entirety of his classic 1980 album The River on tour. With a number of dates set for Europe in the coming months, Springsteen has just announced plans to return to the US with more of The River for his loyal American fans.The eight new shows are all at stadiums nationwide, including stops in East Rutherford, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philly and more. Tickets for the new shows go on sale throughout the coming days, and you can find more information here. The full schedule of Springsteen’s tour is seen below:Bruce Springsteen 2016 Tour Dates: 05/14 – Barcelona, ES @ Camp Nou 05/17 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium 05/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Rock in Rio Lisboa 05/21 – Madrid, ES @ Santiago Bernabeu Stadium 05/25 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Etihad Stadium 05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park 06/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park 06/03 – Coventry, UK @ Coventry Ricoh Arena 06/05 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium 06/14 – The Hague, NL @ Malieveld 06/17 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/19 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion 06/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium 06/25 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/27 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 06/29 – Ullevaal Stadion 07/03 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/05 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium 07/09 – Werchter, BE @ Festival Park 07/11 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/13 – Paris, FR @ Accorhotels Arena 07/16 – Rome, IT @ Circus Maximus 07/20 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena 07/23 – Gothenburg, SE @ Ullevi 07/26 – Trondheim, NO @ Granasen Arena 07/28 – Oslo, NO @ Frogner Park 07/31 – Zurich, CH @ Stadion Letzigrund 08/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/25 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 08/28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 09/01 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park 09/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park 09/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 09/14 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadiumlast_img read more

The Festy Experience Completes Lineup With Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, & More

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first_imgMore information can also be found on the event’s website.The Festy Experience ~ Full 2017 Lineup:The Infamous StringdustersAni DiFrancoDrive-By TruckersElephant RevivalSam Bush BandBeats AntiqueThe Jerry Douglas BandJoan OsborneThe Travelin’ McCourysSierra HullDanny Barnes & Nick ForsterEmiSunshineGarrettgrass Gospel HourDella MaeCabinetShook TwinsBilly StringsSarah Siskind & SunlinerCarl AndersonPhoebe HuntLove CanonMaggie KoernerDori FreemanErin LunsfordGallatin CanyonTara Mills The Festy Experience has announced their second round of lineup additions today! The 8th annual festival is going down October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup comprises a carefully curated blend of national and local roots music acts, and additions include Ani DiFranco, Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, Joan Osborne, Sierra Hull, EmiSunshine, Della Mae, Shook Twins, Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, Phoebe Hunt, Maggie Koerner, Dori Freeman, Erin Lunsford, and Tara Mills. Danny Barnes, Nick Forster, and Gallatin Canyon have also been recently added!Other performers already announced include The Infamous Stringdusters, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jerry Douglas Band, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Love Canon, Carl Anderson, and The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour.With half of the lineup consisting of female artists, The Festy Experience Director Michael Allenby says, “We recognize that the previous version of the music industry is hurting and can not invest in artists and progress their careers. It is now the promoter’s job to evolve the industry and we believe that gender equality is a critical issue. Other industries often claim that gender inequality is a ‘pipeline issue’ that will take a long time to evolve; however, there’s no shortage of amazing female artists and performers. The marketing of this talent happens AT festivals… not just FOR festivals.“The fact that the first half of this year’s Festy lineup was ALL MEN went surprisingly unnoticed by most.” Allenby continues, “We see unbalanced programming too often and wanted to do something to draw attention to the issue. It’s one of many progressive changes that The Festy intends to roll out over the coming years and we are challenging promoters to make social progress a priority in all aspects of large-scale community gatherings.”last_img read more

Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography named

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first_img Suspect A ‘rental extortion’ suspect taken in for questioning at Gerahu Police Station (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Feb. 20, 2009) The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has named Stephen Dupont, a prize-winning Australian photographer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair magazine, Time magazine, and Rolling Stone, the 2010 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. At the Peabody Museum, Dupont will work on a project titled “Guns and Arrows: The Detribalization of Papua New Guinea.”Over the past six years, Dupont has traveled to Papua New Guinea to photographically document its changing face and the powerful impact of globalization on the fabric of its traditional Melanesian society. “Guns and Arrows” will continue this work. From the recasting of tribal society into an urban proletariat and the effects of violence and lawlessness in Port Moresby to the westernization of traditional society in the Highlands, it will be an in-depth study of cultural erosion as well as a celebration of an ancient people.Dupont plans to use 35 mm, 6×6, panoramic, and Polaroid formats for documentary street photography, landscapes, and portraiture. He intends to weave single images, contact sheets, composites, and video grabs into multiple forms: a traditional exhibition at the Peabody Museum, a book with the Peabody Museum Press, and an interactive Web presentation.For the complete press release, visit the Peabody Museum website. All photos © Stephen Dupont Church in the PNG Highlands An isolated church perched up in the hills surrounding Mount Hagen (Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Children hanging out Children hanging out near the entrance to the garbage dump at Baruni (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009) Children playing Children playing in the garbage dump at Baruni (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009)center_img Mando Tribesman Asoro Mudman from the Mando Tribe (Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Raskol Polaroid portrait of raskol (“criminal” in Tok Pison) Samson Maipe inside the Kips Kaboni (Red Devils) safe house in Kaugare Settlement (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2004) Constable Polaroid portrait of Senior Assistant Constable Richard Lakarno of East Boroko police station (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2009) Stephen Dupont: 2010 Gardner Photography Fellowlast_img read more

RBC Breakthrough

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first_img Your browser does not support the video tag.Neuroimaging typically helps researchers identify which regions of the brain activate when a person carries out a task, such as the simple task of starting a car. In order to turn on your car, you first have to look, then find, where to insert the key, as your brain takes visual cues and stimulates different parts of your arm to complete the action. Each part of your arm activates a different part of the brain in the act of inserting the key. If there’s any interruption in the connections, those functions don’t happen.  Those interrupted connections play a role in neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, CTE and autism. With any of these disorders, the RBC collaborators can now model a 360-degree view of which parts of the brain are no longer talking to each other and which centers in the brain are being reactivated and reconnected.“What this new model allows, and has never been done before,” West said, “is for researchers to ask more refined questions about how the brain talks to itself, functions and coordinates action.”“We tend to say that the brain is a black box and we don’t know how it works,” he said. “This study is a game changer. It gives us a light to shine inside the box.”In addition to those listed above, the study’s co-authors include Gregory Simchick and Alice Shen, both from the MRI physics lab, led by Zhao.The study publication, “Pig Brains Have Homologous Resting State Networks with Human Brains,” is available online at www.liebertpub.com. For the first time, researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have used an imaging method normally reserved for humans to analyze brain activity in live agricultural swine models, and they have discovered that pig brains are even better platforms than previously thought for the study of human neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.One immediate potential application is in the study and diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive brain disease caused by a series of blunt trauma usually seen in military veterans and NFL football players. Currently CTE can be diagnosed only through an autopsy. The new study strongly suggests that a translational swine model for mapping functional brain connectivity is a promising approach to determine biomarkers or brain signatures that lead to CTE. Using this type of data, doctors would have the opportunity to diagnose CTE while a veteran or athlete is still alive.By using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), the UGA researchers demonstrated functional connectivity in sensorimotor regions of the swine brain that parallels to that of the human brain. These regions include those where perceptions, feelings, movements and memories are encoded. The similarities of these functional networks, as published in the journal Brain Connectivity, set the stage for targeted clinical applications in the treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.  Franklin West, associate professor of animal and dairy science in College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and his RBC collaborator, Qun Zhao, drew comparisons between sensory and cognitive relevance found in swine and those previously established in humans.“Most of the models to-date deal with structural comparisons,” said Zhao, associate professor of physics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. “Our model goes beyond brain mass and allows us to address questions related to brain connectivity and memory function. Without a functional map of the brain it’s hard to tell what parts of the brain are talking to each other.”Previous research has shown that the shape and exact location of brain regions interact strongly with the modeling of brain connectivity. For years, researchers have assumed the shape and size of a swine brain bears physiological and anatomical similarities to the human brain, and therefore swine are considered a good animal model for neurological disease. However, according to the RBC team, scientists have not yet developed a unique model that captures functional connectivity or details the wiring diagram of the brain.last_img read more

Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28

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first_imgVermont Aerospace & Aviation Association Open House at GE Aviation Rutland August 28On Thursday, August 28, the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA), a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will host an open house at the GE Aviation Rutland facility in North Clarendon. The VAAA is an association of businesses within Vermonts aviation sector that generates almost two billion dollars a year for the Vermont economy.The event will be held from 3:00 PM 5:00 PM. Please join members of the VAAA for informative presentations and a networking reception with your industry peers. Dan Ferman of GE Aviation Rutland will be a presenter. Dan Wolfe of Cape Air and Guy Rouelle of the Agency of Transportation will also provide exciting updates about the aviation industry. Facility tours and a networking reception will complete this can’t miss event for anyone interested in aviation and aerospace in Vermont.This event is sponsored by GE Aviation Rutland.For more details on the event, contact Antonia Opitz at aopitz@vtchamber.com(link sends e-mail). To register for this free event, please visit: www.vtchamber.com(link is external). ###last_img read more

Welch calls on USDA to support Vermont dairy farmers

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first_imgSource: Welch’s office. 3.29.2010 Representative Peter Welch wrote Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack late last week urging the US Department of Agriculture to increase support prices for cheese and non-fat dried milk products.Welch, founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, rallied 26 other members of Congress to sign the letter, which comes as dairy prices are starting to dip again after a short period of recovery. When the USDA increased the rate it paid for dairy products last year, market prices rose with little cost to the taxpayer.“These continue to be devastating times for Vermont’s dairy farmers. Those who weathered last year’s price crisis simply cannot survive another drop in prices,” Welch said. “The USDA provided critical support last year to Vermont farmers. I hope Sec. Vilsack will act swiftly to address this latest development.”The bipartisan group of co-signers hailing from every region of the country included: Reps. Tim Walz, Joe Courtney, Chris Carney, Brian Higgins, David Obey, Maurice Hinchey, Carol Shea-Porter, Tammy Baldwin, Lynn Woolsey, Scott Murphy, Bill Owens, Paul Hodes, Thomas Petri, Daniel Maffei, Devin Nunes, Roscoe Bartlett, James Oberstar, Joe Sestak, Dennis Cardoza, Chellie Pingree, Mike Michaud, Chris Lee, Rosa DeLauro, Harry Teague, Michael Arcuri and Paul Tonko.The letter is copied below:Dear Secretary Vilsack,We write you in response to the recent financial challenges facing the dairy industry. As you know, during 2009, dairy farms throughout the country experienced one of the worst price crises of the last 40 years. At the end of the year it appeared prices were finally climbing back to meet the cost of production, however, recent declines threaten the industry once again.We appreciate all of the actions taken by the USDA in responding to the 2009 prices crisis. The restoration of DEIP, expedition of DELAP payments to farmers and removal of NFDM from storage were all necessary to aid the industry last year. As a direct response to the recent collapse in cheese prices, we ask that the USDA use the Dairy Product Price Support Program (DPPSP) to increase support prices for cheddar block, barrel cheese and non-fat dried milk (NFDM). Any new drop in prices could deal a death blow to an industry on its way to recovery.When the USDA raised the support price from August 1, 2009 through October 31, 2009, the “market” responded with an increase in prices. During the period of increased support prices the Commodity Credit Corporation was never called upon to purchase cheese at the increased prices. We believe the USDA could take the same action today, without incurring the costs of a purchase, while increasing market prices to aid dairy farms. We appreciate your consideration of this request.  An increase in the DPPSP could mean the difference between survival and bankruptcy for farms across the country this year. Sincerely,Peter WelchMember of Congresslast_img read more

Open the door to new loan opportunities without sacrificing security

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first_imgYear-to-year, community financial institutions have become more conservative about consumer lending. So as to not open themselves up to additional risks, many of these institutions tend to only service consumers with prime and super prime credit. However, consumers with non-prime credit make up a solid portion of the consumer lending market, so this desire to stick with “safer” loans leaves quite a few loan opportunities on the table. And when many community financial institutions are dropping their rates to as low as 0% in order to compete with large national lenders for prime and super prime consumers, missing additional revenue opportunities for your loan portfolio is not a small matter.To compound the challenge, Millennials – who present a massive lending opportunity for financial institutions – are often considered non-prime (due to having little-to-no established credit or having outstanding student loan debt.). So while fear of unwarranted risks keeps community financial institutions from supplying loans to these “risky” consumers, new non-traditional lenders are stepping in to swoop up these untapped loan opportunities. Market disruptors like retail lenders (i.e. Costco), mobile lenders (i.e. AutoGravity), and peer-to-peer lenders (i.e. Lending Club) are finding ways to bypass the existing banking system, credit bureaus and financing requirements to lend to this highly sought after demographic.If your community financial institution is avoiding non-prime consumers you are likely creating three major problems for your business:You are missing out on an opportunity to vastly expand your loan portfolioYou are isolating some of your key demographicsYou are losing out on new streams of revenueThe best way to drive loan yield is to expand and diversify your loan portfolio, so you are not missing out on any major opportunities. A whole host of solutions have surfaced in the consumer lending marketplace over the past decade that offer to help community financial institutions adjust their lending policies and criteria so they may begin servicing a greater portion of the borrowing population. These offerings primarily consist of collateral risk protection programs, expanded loan channels, add-on consumer offerings and digital engagement tools.Once you’ve adopted a number of these solutions, you can begin to experiment with various packaging and marketing strategies to differentiate you from your competition, attract new borrowers and generate much sought after non-interest income. The options to take advantage of are ever-evolving, and the opportunities offered through these solutions are endless. If you want to attract new loan customers, you have to set yourself apart from a growing list of competitors. The only way to do that is to offer the entire marketplace something other competitors cannot: end-to- end service, at the low cost only a community financial institution can offer.Contact Brian Timson to learn more about how you can expand and protect your consumer lending portfolio: brian.timson@alliedsolutions.net.Interested in learning more strategies for competing with traditional and non-traditional lenders? Read our white paper on “Stop Handing Over Auto Loans to Your Competitors”.Interested in learning more about effective marketing strategies? Read our white paper on “Consumer Engagement Channels: How and Where to Get the Most Out of Your Communications”. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Timson Brian has held senior management positions in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Focused on leveraging technology to improve the way that companies do business, he has … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Detailslast_img read more

MasterIndex: We spend less on travel than in previous years

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first_imgAccording to the respondents, the average costs of their last tourist trip abroad amounted to HRK 5.153, which is significantly less than the average in 2018 (HRK 5.929) or 2017 (HRK 5.999). In addition, half of the trip cost less than 3.500 kn. The results show that older respondents, the highly educated and those with higher incomes spend a bit more on travel. In addition, those from Istria, Primorje, Gorski Kotar, Dalmatia and Zagreb spend more. Travel expenses are mostly paid in cash In the last 12 months, respondents traveled on average four (4,2) times as tourists, of which two to three (2,6) times within Croatia, once within the euro area and even less frequently (0,6) outside the euro area. In the same period, as many as 40% of respondents did not travel abroad as tourists.  We mostly travel within Croatia The Internet is the main source of destination information The majority (54%) of plans for foreign trips this winter relate to Advent trips to one of the European capitals, and to a lesser extent to other trips (23%), New Year’s trips within Europe (17%), ski trips (14%) and New Year’s trips to other continents (5%). At least 90% of Advent, ski and New Year’s trips within Europe will take up to a week, which means that only a few will travel longer. Moreover, trips of up to four days are generally planned – for example, almost half (47%) of Advent trips to a European destination will last up to two days, and another third (37%) three or four days. It is interesting that young people aged 18 to 29 are above average interested in Advent and New Year’s trips within Europe, and those a little older are interested in skiing. Unlike almost half of the respondents (48%) who plan to travel abroad in the winter, a quarter (25%) are undecided and approximately the same number (27%) of those who do not plan to do so. Almost identical results were also recorded during last year’s survey in November.  Advent trips: Half of the respondents (48%) plan a trip or trip abroad during the winter We spend less on travel than in previous years According to a MasterIndex survey, almost half of respondents (48%) plan a trip or trip abroad during the winter. As last year, most are planning a shorter Advent trip, and only a few are preparing for long-distance destinations and longer trips. Most intend to book accommodation online On the other hand, in the past year, the average respondent has been on two to three (2,6) business trips, of which the most refers to those within Croatia (1,6), and to a much lesser extent to those within (0,7) ) or outside the euro area (0,3).  “Approximately 60% of passengers flying abroad pay for airline tickets with cards, and the remaining 40% use cash for this. Another segment in which card payments are quite common is accommodation that respondents pay equally with cards and cash. In addition, the significant majority (94%) of cardholders carry their cards with them outside Croatia, and on average they pay 41% of their travel expenses.”, Said the director of Mastercard in Croatia Sanja Žigić.center_img We mostly buy foreign currency before going abroad When paying for the last trip abroad, the respondents primarily used cash. As many as 80 or more percent of those who use local public transport on a trip abroad and go to small local restaurants (including fast food ones), sightseeing and nightlife all use cash for all this. When it comes to wellness, spas, prestigious restaurants or shopping, there are not such big differences in the method of payment, but even in these cases, respondents mostly use cash. Practically the only exception is airline tickets, which are most often paid for with cards.  More than half of us plan Advent trips For those who are preparing to travel this winter, the most commonly planned way of booking accommodation is through the booking website or travel agency website (61%), then directly on the website of the destination or accommodation provider (19%), in person at the travel agency (10 %) and by phone call or e-mail to a travel agency (9%) or accommodation provider (6%). On the other hand, to a much lesser extent (15%) respondents do not see the need to book accommodation, while only a few (2%) plan to find accommodation on the spot. Cover photo: VisionPic .net from Pexels Over a third of respondents (35%) buy foreign currency at an exchange office before leaving the country, while another third (33%) do the same at a bank, also before the trip. The results showed that a smaller number (33%) of people than in 2017 (45%) or 2018 (36%) buy foreign currency in the bank before going abroad, while in the exchange office they do it more often than in the past two years – 2017. that share was 27%, and in 2018 32%. On the other hand, according to the latest results, only a few (9%) do not need foreign currency because they pay everything with cards, while an even smaller number (7%) withdraw part of the money at an ATM abroad and use cards for the other part. Furthermore, respondents are even less likely to buy foreign currency at exchange offices (5%) or banks abroad (1%), and also few (4%) rely solely on withdrawing foreign currency at ATMs in a foreign country.  Although respondents are still less likely to travel on business than tourism, there has been a trend of more frequent business travel – on average, in 2018, respondents traveled on business only two (1,9) times. On the other hand, the average number of tourist trips decreased slightly. Furthermore, in terms of foreign travel, in the last twelve months, respondents mostly visited closer destinations such as Ljubljana (28%), Budapest (19%), Vienna (18%), Sarajevo (17%), Belgrade (16%). and Munich (15%). Whether it is a tourist or business trip, the main source of information about the destination is the Internet (93%). He is followed by friends and family members (40%) and travel agencies (12%). The Internet is used for this purpose to an even greater extent (97%) by those with a monthly income above HRK 9.000, and to a lesser extent by those with or without lower incomes. Compared to the survey from May this year, slightly more people are informed in travel agencies. Moreover, above-average people over the age of 50, those without income or with a monthly income of HRK 9.000 to 12.000 and those from the northern part of the country do so. On the other hand, young people aged 18 to 29 (47%), those without income (48%) and the citizens of Zagreb (46%) and Slavonians (44%) are somewhat more informed by friends and family members.  The results show that almost half (48%) of cardholders pay up to 40% of the cost of travel abroad with their cards, approximately one fifth from 41 to 60% of costs, almost the same number from 61 to 80%, and only a tenth over 80% of costs. Cards abroad are used to a somewhat greater extent by men, Slavonians, those with higher socio-economic status, those aged 40 to 49 and credit card users. In October this year, Mastercard, in cooperation with the market research agency Improve, conducted another online survey MasterIndex on the habits of using financial services on a sample of 1.000 users among bank clients in Croatia aged 18 to 55.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Names Seven New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

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first_img Asian Pacific American Affairs,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of seven civic, labor, and community leaders to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. The new commissioners, along with 16 commissioners reappointed to a second term, were sworn in by Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres in the Capitol Reception Room.“The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community today still faces remarkable challenges in accessing equitable education, language access for government services, civil rights protections, and capital to create and expand small businesses, which is why it’s so important to have a strong statewide advocacy arm in my Commission for Asian Pacific American Affairs,” Gov. Wolf said.“This Commission has worked tirelessly over the past two years to represent the best interests of our diverse AAPI communities, and with the addition of these five new members who are equally as passionate and dedicated, we will work together to ensure that AAPIs have access to state resources and that their rights are protected.“Now more than ever, it is critically important for our diverse AAPI communities to be active and engaged, to tell our stories to policymakers so they have a better understanding of the incredible diversity within our community in addition to the needs of our AAPI communities as they write policy that will affect us,” said Commission Chair Bibhuti Aryal.“The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs looks forward to continuing to work with Governor Wolf and other policymakers on behalf of the diverse AAPI communities of Pennsylvania.”The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the AAPI communities; develop, review and recommend to the governor policies in the area of health and human services, housing, education, employment, business formation and other relevant areas; provide appropriate assistance and advice to state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, and work with the Bureau of Workforce Planning, Development, and Equal Employment Opportunity within the Office of Human Resources and Management in the Governor’s Office of Administration to strengthen the enforcement of the commonwealth’s anti-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies; serves as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that programs affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serve as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, educational, cultural, and economic status of AAPI communities; identify programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, sources of funding or other resources for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs; and promote the cultural arts of the AAPI communities throughout the commonwealth.Below is a full list of the newly appointed members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs:New AppointeesAbbas Badani (Centre County)Niken Astari Carpenter (Erie County)Dr. Anupama Jain (Allegheny County)Wasiullah Mohamed (Allegheny County)Alka Patel (Allegheny County)Padam Rizal (Dauphin County)Dr. Anjali Sahay (Erie County)Commissioners Bibhuti Aryal (Allegheny County)Brad Baldia (Philadelphia County)Rob Buscher (Philadelphia County)Dr. A. Suresh Canagarajah (Centre County)Antonia Domingo, Esq. (Allegheny County)Dr. Shuhua Fan (Lackawanna County)Anuj Gupta, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Naimah Hares (Philadelphia County)Amy J. Hever (Chester County)Dr. Fariha I. Khan (Delaware County)Pearl Kim, Esq. (Delaware County)Rep. Patty Kim (Dauphin County)Dr. Helene K. Lee (Cumberland County)Thomas S. Lee, Esq. (Dauphin County)Marian M. Lien (Allegheny County)Dr. Sue Mukherjee (Cumberland County)Richard Tsai Ting (Allegheny County)Hani White (Philadelphia County)Carol Wong (Philadelphia County)Kay Kyungsun Yu, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Wen Qin Zhang (Cumberland County)For more information on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, contact RA-AsianAM@pa.gov or 717.787.5825 December 13, 2017 Governor Wolf Names Seven New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Balltec Executes Pipeline Recovery Job in North Sea

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first_imgBalltec has recently completed offshore pipeline recovery work on behalf of TechnipFMC Norway.Balltec provided a 10-inch PipeLOK pipeline recovery tool, which was deployed to a water depth of 314 metres.The subsea pipeline recovery tool was used to recover a 10 inch gas pipeline on Equinor’s Åsgard field, located in the Norwegian Sea.The work, which was overseen by a Balltec offshore technician, was required to re-lay the pipe in an installation area to allow the replacement of a previously damaged section of pipe.last_img read more