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David Gilmour guitar auction raises $21m for Climate Change

first_imgDavid Gilmour guitar auction raises $21m for Climate Change The David Gilmour Guitar Collection totaled US$21,490,750, with all the proceeds benefiting @ClientEarth. Thank you to all the fans today for an incredible 8-hour auction with bidders from 66 countries around the world!— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) June 20, 2019 Advertisement Gilmour’s 1968 acoustic C.F. Martin Nazareth went for $1,095,000, surpassing Eric Clapton’s 1939 OO0-42 which sold for $791,500 in 2004. Other highlights were a Candy Apple Red 1984 Fender Stratocaster 57V that went for $615,000, while Gilmour’s rare 1958 Gretsch White Penguin sold for $447,000, a new auction record for a Gretsch guitar, and his Gibson 1955 Les Paul went for $447,000.Speaking when the auction was announced, David Gilmour said:“The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face, and we are within a few years of the effects of global warming being irreversible. I hope that the sale of these guitars will help ClientEarth in their cause to use the law to bring about real change.”“We need a civilised world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.”James Thornton, ClientEarth CEO said:“I’d like to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude to David Gilmour for this utterly remarkable gift. David has a long history of supporting charities and I am honoured that he has chosen ClientEarth to benefit from this landmark auction.“ClientEarth is working across the world, using the law to fight climate change and protect nature, and this gift will do an enormous amount to support our efforts to ensure a sustainable and hospitable planet for future generations.“The law is one of the most powerful tools we have to tackle the world’s increasing environmental problems. This gift is a phenomenal boost to our work using the law to tackle climate change and protect nature. It will allow us to play an even greater role in addressing the climate crisis and securing a healthy planet for future generations.” Tagged with: Celebrity Charity Auction  944 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 26 June 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis74center_img The eight-hour auction saw bidders from 66 countries around the world with his 1969 Fender Stratocaster “The Black Strat”, which he used to record The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall, selling for $3,975,000, setting the world record for the most expensive guitar sold under the hammer. The legendary Black Strat achieves $3,975,000, establishing a new #WorldAuctionRecord for any guitar sold at auction #GilmourGuitars— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) June 20, 2019 An auction of 126 guitars belonging to Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has raised $21m for Climate Change.Gilmour auctioned the guitars, which included his preferred Fender models of Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters, through Christie’s in New York on 20 June, promising all proceeds to the charity.  945 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis74 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Oil Succumbs to Pressure from Iran, OPEC Report

first_imgHome Energy Oil Succumbs to Pressure from Iran, OPEC Report Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 SHARE Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Previous articleIndiana Wheat Harvest Lags along with Corn and Soybean ConditionNext articleHouse Ag Committee To Consider GMO Labeling Laws Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Andy Eubank – Jul 14, 2015 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 SHARE Oil Succumbs to Pressure from Iran, OPEC Report All quotes are delayed snapshots Oil futures succumbed to pressure on Monday from expectations of higher global supplies tied to Iran, rising production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and a strong U.S. dollar — all of which fueled a 1% decline in U.S. crude prices.Greece’s deal with creditors eased worries over energy demand in Europe, offering some support for oil prices, while OPEC’s monthly report also showed an increase in the cartel’s forecast for global oil demand growth this year. Read: Latest news on the Greek debt crisisOn the New York Mercantile Exchange, August West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $52.20 a barrel, down 54 cents, or 1%, after trading between a high of $53.17 and low of $51.26.Brent crude for delivery in August fell 88 cents, or 1.5%, to $57.85 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures exchange.Oil was “getting whipsawed on the potential fallout from an Iranian deal,” said Phil Flynn, senior analyst at Price Futures Group.Officials from several European nations have said they want to reach an agreement with Iran by Monday evening, or else the talks run the risk of failing after deadlines have been repeatedly extended. U.S. officials have indicated they may be prepared to give the talks some more time.Iran is bearish for oil, “but will the devil be in the details?” said Flynn. “Will Iran be able to sell oil right away…You can’t get too bearish until we see the deal.”Meanwhile, a monthly report from OPEC harbored both bullish and bearish news for the oil market.OPEC cut demand expectations for its crude oil this year by 100,000 barrels and reported a monthly increase of 283,000 barrels a day in its member production. OPEC also raised its forecast for oil demand growth in 2015 to 1.28 million barrels a day and forecast that global consumption would grow even faster in 2016.“It seems like that Saudi Arabia is completely out of sync with the reality and wants to pump as much oil as they can to help their budget deficit situation,” said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at AvaTrade.In the U.S., however, a monthly Energy Information Administration report showed that oil output from seven major shale plays is forecast to fall in August.In China, the country’s imports fell 6.7% in June from a year earlier in yuan terms. A spokesman for China’s Customs department said Monday, however, that the nation’s exports and imports will likely turn around in the second half of the year.Back on Nymex, prices for August gasoline dropped 7.7 cents, or 3.8%, to $1.94 a gallon and August heating oil lost 2.1 cents, or 1.2%, to $1.719 a gallon.August natural gas settled up 9.4 cents, or 3.4%, to $2.864 per million British thermal units, finding support as forecasts for “above-normal temperatures” raised the potential for an increase in cooling demand, according to analysts at Schneider Electric.Source: Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 last_img read more

Behavioral intervention teams help students

first_img Twitter Previous articleTHE IDLE AMERICAN: Texans are world-class commutersNext articleGUEST VIEW: Farm bill must keep in mind Texas food manufacturers admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sewell said the shooting at Virginia Tech was the catalyst because there had been incidents or active shooters where different people may have noticed something about a student, but there was no way to talk about these students and reach out to them and see if they could intervene.The frequency of behavioral intervention team meetings depends on the need and Sewell said they talk to each other periodically to get updates on what’s going on or changes to procedures or staff.“Sometimes we may not meet for several weeks and then sometimes we’ll meet a couple of times in a week, just depending on what gets reported to us,” Sewell said.Characteristics of someone who might be having issues are that they usually dress nicely and suddenly they’re hygiene level declines. They may have become less talkative and withdrawn with friends and they’re not speaking up in class, Sewell said.Even if the report doesn’t seem serious, they always look into it. Typically, people with concerns call Sewell, the counseling center, police department or the residence hall staff. A team meeting will then be held to discuss what’s going on with the person and how they can be helped.“Sometimes we’ll contact a student and they’ll say, ‘I appreciate your efforts, but I’m fine.’ Sometimes we’ll make contact with students and minimally tell them about the counseling center and the services there,” Sewell said.Counselors won’t divulge if someone has been to see them, but Sewell said the students will sometimes say they didn’t know the services were available and they needed help at that time because they were struggling with something.Sewell said there is a full-time psychologist on staff and the university is seeking another counselor.“College students are dealing with so much anxiety and depression these days,” she said.Amanda Goza, director of the counseling center on campus, has been at UTPB about two and a half years. This is her first posting at a university. Previously, she had worked in a hospital and residential rehabilitation setting.Goza said the behavioral intervention team helps everybody get on the same page in terms of being alert to students who may potentially have a problem and helping to find a solution.“We’re all able to get into a room and talk about the pieces we’re able to share and it helps us know how to move forward,” Goza said.Goza added that she thinks the student population is more complex than it used to be because life is more complex. There also is a lot more anxiety and depression occurring on campus nowadays. There also are relationship issues that come up.She said she sees about 20 students a week. Goza added that she usually has a base of people who have been coming to her for a while working on significant issues and a lot of people who come in once or twice for a more immediate problem.“We have a very diverse student population here, so I think that brings its own stressors,” she said.UTPB Police Chief Tom Hain has been at the university for about 10 1/2 years and in law enforcement for 34 years total. Most of that has been in city and county law enforcement. When he started at UTPB, there were about 2,500 students and now there are around 7,000 with 1,200 to 1,300 beds.“The benefit that I see is that with several thousand students you can have a professor that sees the student day in and day out, kind of like a family member does, then when they see a change they can go on to a site and email the team, or pick up the phone and call any one of us,” Hain said.He added that it allows the team to intervene early if there is an issue.Without this system, Hain said there would be people who would slip through the cracks.“In this arena, staff, faculty and students themselves know there’s a place to go to report things so there can be an intervention,” Hain said.Something bothering a student could be a death in the family or another type of loss.“Fortunately, that’s the case a lot of times,” he said.Hain observed that the university is having a lot of growing pains, and although it is still an intimate atmosphere, the increase in population is another reason to have the BIT in place.He wishes there could be a mechanism like this in place for conventional law enforcement, but that would be impossible.Odessa College Director of Student Life Urisonya Flunder said the OC team usually includes the housing coordinator, chief of police, director of student success, special populations outreach coordinator and a counselor. She said the number can vary depending on the need.Taking its lead from the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, Flunder said the BIT meets once a week, which is the procedure other BITs she’s been associated with operate.There is space for about 230 students to live on campus, she said.“There is a BIT submission form,” Flunder said. “Anybody can go in and submit a form. You don’t have to be faculty.”She said staff can submit a report or it can be done anonymously.“On any college campus, students are going to be dealing with typical things — from homesickness to different relationship issues; just a lot of different things that you would normally see on college campuses,” Flunder said.She added that college is stressful so OC tries to provide wraparound services to students. During this time, students are trying to find out who they are.“It’s all part of them growing and developing as a student. Anything we can do to provide assistance with that, we definitely want to do,” Flunder said.Flunder said she doesn’t think BITs are as prevalent at community colleges as at universities.“But I will tell you that they’re becoming more and more prevalent. Students are just like any other population. Mental health is something that has to be addressed. We have to make sure we have resources for students, just like we would for any other community,” she noted.“Most campuses, if they don’t have one they’re probably looking into it. Most places if you’re trying to meet the needs of your students, that’s just a realistic concern to make sure … students are healthy all the way along,” Flunder said. Noel earns award Home Local News Education Behavioral intervention teams help students UTPB homepageOdessa College homepageNational Behavioral Intervention Team AssociationIn the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting that killed 32 people 11 years ago, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin formed a behavioral intervention team to help students who might be in danger of harming themselves or others.Odessa College also has a team that formed in 2014. Both have their own meeting schedules, but officials said they can come together fast if circumstances dictate.Typically made up of UTPB Senior Associate Vice President Teresa Sewell, a member of the counseling center and the UTPB Police Department, they meet and evaluate the student and circumstances and determine the appropriate course of action, its website said.“The goal of the team is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for the UTPB community,” the site said. 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“We must get this right” – Taoiseach on easing restrictions

first_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – April 29, 2020 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleEamon McGee was never drug tested with DonegalNext articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries, Wednesday April 29th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Leo Varadkar will announce details of a phased exit plan in the next few days but is warning figures show we’re not ready yet for the easing of restrictions.It’s believed the over 70s could be allowed out to exercise in the early phases of reopening and pubs will only open in the later stages.The Taoiseach says he knows people are getting more and more frustrated…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Business Minister says there’s only a “finite amount of resources” when it comes to support packages for firms affected by Covid 19.There’s reports restaurants and cafes may be able to reopen in the summer on a limited basis.The Restaurants Association says that can only happen if they get a bailout from the government.Minister Heather Humphreys says they’re trying to strike a balance when it comes to helping businesses…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp “We must get this right” – Taoiseach on easing restrictionslast_img read more

5 victims of FIU bridge collapse identified by police

first_img@GabrielaRose12/Twitter(MIAMI) — Authorities released the names of five of the six people who died from the collapse of a newly installed pedestrian bridge in Miami.Three victims — Rolando Fraga Hernandez, Oswald Gonzalez and Alberto Arias — were found Saturday morning after crews removed two cars from the rubble left at the scene, Miami-Dade police said today.The fourth identified victim, Navarro Brown, died at a hospital, police said.The fifth victim, Alexa Duran, 18, a student at Florida International University, was identified by the Miami-Dade Police Department early Sunday. Her family had already confirmed to reporters on Friday that Duran was among those killed, when the bridge 950-ton bridge collapsed on Thursday afternoon on top of at least eight cars stopped under the span waiting for a red traffic light to change.Alexa’s body was recovered about 5:12 p.m. Saturday when firefighters recovered her gray Toyota 4Runner from the rubble and found her body inside.“Rest In Peace my sweet little sister. Words cannot describe how heavy my heart is,” Alexa’s sister, Dina Duran, wrote in a Instagram police on Saturday. “I would give anything to take your place and all of your pain. I will cherish every memory we’ve made and will miss you every day for the rest of my life. A piece of my heart is with you. Heaven is a better and funnier place with you in it. May your beautiful soul rest with the Angels my love. I will see you again soon.”Rolando Fraga Hernandez’s nephew, Jorge Fraga, had told ABC News on Saturday that he was holding out hope. Before police officially identified Hernandez as being among the dead, Fraga said he called hospitals in the area Saturday searching for his loved one.“I’m trying not to think he isn’t there,” Fraga said.Police said Hernandez’s body was found about 5:40 a.m. Saturday when his gold Jeep Cherokee was removed from the debris.Authorities said at a press conference late Saturday the six people who died from Thursday’s bridge collapse near Florida International University were recovered and they did not expect to find any other victims. Miami-Dade police director Juan Perez said the final two victims were recovered Saturday afternoon.Authorities had previously said the death toll might increase as crews worked to remove more cars trapped under the rubble.“The biggest tonnage carried today was of the families who lost someone,” Perez said.A total of eight cars were trapped under the bridge after it crumbled, including six that were “significantly entangled,” authorities said. Two of those heavily trapped cars were removed Saturday morning and two more were removed later in the day, officials said.Maurice Kemp, deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County, said the primary goal was to remove all victims and cars in a “dignified and respectful manner.”He said crews worked through the night to remove the two cars this morning and will continue the effort until all victims and cars are recovered.FIU had touted the pedestrian bridge as one of the first of its kind, tweeting that it swung into place March 10.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A comparison of the probability distribution of observed substorm magnitude with that predicted by a minimal substorm model

first_imgWe compare the probability distributions of substorm magnetic bay magnitudes from observations and a minimal substorm model. The observed distribution was derived previously and independently using the IL index from the IMAGE magnetometer network. The model distribution is derived from a synthetic AL index time series created using real solar wind data and a minimal substorm model, which was previously shown to reproduce observed substorm waiting times. There are two free parameters in the model which scale the contributions to AL from the directly-driven DP2 electrojet and loading-unloading DP1 electrojet, respectively. In a limited region of the 2-D parameter space of the model, the probability distribution of modelled substorm bay magnitudes is not significantly different to the observed distribution. The ranges of the two parameters giving acceptable (95% confidence level) agreement are consistent with expectations using results from other studies. The approximately linear relationship between the two free parameters over these ranges implies that the substorm magnitude simply scales linearly with the solar wind power input at the time of substorm onset.last_img read more

MV Cape Ray Starts Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals

first_img MV Cape Ray Starts Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals View post tag: Chemicals Authorities View post tag: americas View post tag: Syrian View post tag: News by topic Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday. View post tag: starts Back to overview,Home naval-today MV Cape Ray Starts Neutralizing Syrian Chemicals View post tag: MV Cape Ray U.S. military and civilian specialists aboard the ship are neutralizing the chemical materials in international waters, Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.The ship left Gioia Tauro, Italy, with 600 tons of chemicals.“The Cape Ray is tasked with neutralization of specific chemical material from Syria,” Warren said, noting that the teams are following United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons guidelines.If all goes well, he said, neutralization will take about 60 days. Weather could affect the process, he added.The U.S. ship has two field-deployable hydrolysis systems in its holds. The systems mix the chemicals in a titanium reactor to render them inert.“When neutralization is complete, Cape Ray will deliver the result effluent by-products to Finland and Germany for destruction ashore,” Warren said.Italian officials loaded 78 containers of Syrian chemical materials aboard the Cape Ray on July 2. The Cape Ray teams will neutralize HD sulfur mustard gas and DF, a sarin gas precursor.[mappress]Press Release, July 08, 2014; Image: US DoD View post tag: Neutralizing View post tag: Navy View post tag: middle east View post tag: Naval July 8, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: If the election was held today for Governor of Indiana who you vote for?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bakery to open on site of former pub

first_imgAt the height of their decline, pubs were closing at the rate of 35 a week thanks to the introduction of the smoking ban.That has now slowed down to 12 boozers a week now shutting up shop.But, in the ultimate sign-of-the-times, one bakery chain is benefiting from the slowdown in British pubs.Le Pain Quotidien, the BB75 Belgian bakery and café concept, is set to open its first bakery in a former pub, after taking on the lease of an Enterprise Inns-owned site in North LondonThe chain, which earlier this year opened its 20th site in the UK, in Soho’s Wardour Street, is believed to have secured a lease on the Rose & Crown in Highgate, according to M&C Report, a sister title of British Baker.The company, which was founded in Brussels by chef Alain Coumont in 1990, is set to re-open the site over the summer. The bakery-café group currently operates more than 170 shops in 26 cities and 16 countries worldwide.last_img read more

Dopapod Light Designer Luke Stratton Debuts “The Light Side Podcast” With Guest Jefferson Waful [Listen]

first_imgOne of the most sensational components of live music is the light design. With improvisational bands in particular, Light Designers must configure their craft in such a way to match the music in its free flowing element. For fans who want to know more about this fascinating trade, you can now tune into the new Light Side Podcast, hosted by Dopapod light designer Luke Stratton.The Light Side Podcast will see Stratton talk about the inner workings of light design with a series of esteemed workers in the field. The series was launched today, and the debut episode features Umphrey’s McGee LD Jefferson Waful. The two discuss preparation and design, equipment, console layout, and Waful’s journey into the world of lighting design. Stratton plans to release one episode of Light Side per month, and future guests include Greg “The Laser Shark” Ellis of Pretty Lights, Saxton Waller of ROY G BIV Light and Show Design (STS9), and Michael Smalley of Twin Designs (Bassnectar, Pitbull).You can listen to the debut episode streaming below, and head here for more information about the series.You can catch Luke Stratton on tour with Dopapod throughout 2016 and into 2017, including tour dates with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration with Aqueous and Consider The Source at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY. The band’s full schedule appears on their official website.last_img read more