After much anticipation, David Gilmour and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd have finally released their swan song album, The Endless River. Taken from instrumental session work that was recorded for The Division Bell in 1994, the album is predominantly ambient instrumental tracks, and features keyboard from the late Richard Wright. The only song with vocals is the final song, “Louder Than Words.”The album is streaming in full via Spotify, listen below:What do you think of the new album?The Endless River Tracklist1. Things Left Unsaid 2. It’s What We Do 3. Ebb And Flow 4. Sum 5. Skins 6. Unsung 7. Anisina 8. The Lost Art of Conversation 9. On Noodle Street 10. Night Light 11. Allons-y (1) 12. Autumn’68 13. Allons-y (2) 14. Talkin’ Hawkin’ 15. Calling 16. Eyes To Pearls 17. Surfacing 18. Louder Than Words 19. TBS9 20. TBS14r21. Nervana
Woodstock continues to be one of the hotter topics amongst the music community throughout the summer. From the ongoing soap opera that was the proposed Woodstock 50 event, to new documentaries and extensive live album reissues, everyone seems enthusiastic for sharing their love of festival nostalgia as the famous festival is it celebrates its 50th anniversary next week.One artist who performed at the mother of all music festivals who doesn’t seem to share everyone’s excitement on revisiting Woodstock is The Who’s Roger Daltrey, who revisited his not-so-pleasant memories of the rock band’s experience at the festival in a new interview with The New York Times.Related: Find Out How Much Each Artist Was Paid At Woodstock In 1969Daltrey didn’t mince words in sharing what seemed to be a pretty nightmare experience when asked to play Woodstock word association in the new interview.“Woodstock wasn’t peace and love,” Daltrey mentioned. “There was an awful lot of shouting and screaming going on. By the time it all ended, the worst sides of our nature had come out. People were screaming at the promoters, people were screaming to get paid. We had to get paid, or we couldn’t get back home.”The veteran rock singer also mentioned, “You’ve got to remember, by the time we went on stage, we’d been standing in the mud for hours. Or laying in it, or doing whatever in it. It wasn’t actually that muddy backstage, but it wasn’t comfort, let’s put it that way … It was boring. Hours and hours of that is boring.”Fans can read the entire interview here.Even 50 years after Woodstock, The Who continues to tour behind some of their biggest hits with both Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend at the helm. The band’s ongoing Moving On Tour launched in early May and continues throughout the remainder of the summer before wrapping in October. head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.
The Eagles group agreed that a position paper should be developed in a careful and deliberate manner, noting that crews have to consider many variables before the termination of CPR, including initial findings and age of the patient. Slovis is a professor of emergency medicine and medicine and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Slovis serves as the medical director of the Nashville Fire Department, the NFD Paramedic/EMS Bureau and the Nashville International Airport. Corey Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, reported results of a recent survey 32 of his Eagle colleagues participated in regarding their coding/resuscitation of traumatic cardiac arrests and told the Eagles at the Eagles conference that he feels a position paper is warranted to reduce or stop the unnecessary resuscitation of selected, severely traumatized patients. An article in Resuscitation recommended that field crew confronted with traumatic cardiac arrest should: “¢ Try to control hemorrhage; “¢ Splint the pelvis/fractures; and “¢ Manage airway and oxygenate. Slovis reported that research has shown that, even though a small number of patients in traumatic cardiac survive, 75% of them have significant neurological deficits and reduced quality of life. Eagles leader Paul Pepe, MD, pointed out that there are circulatory traumatic cardiac arrests and patients who survive the trauma but succumb to cardiac-related arrest. He pointed out that at least one article in a noted emergency medicine journal recommended that crews perform up to 15 minutes of CPR before code pronouncement. His question was: Why are we doing resuscitation on patients who have no blood circulating in their systems? He also noted that research has showed little benefit of epinephrine in medical cases, let alone a traumatic cardiac arrest. The results of Slovis’ Eagle survey showed that 1/3 of the respondents’ systems still coded blunt and penetrating trauma codes with limited resuscitative success.
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Northstar Vermont Yankee,Recchia: Entergy’s deal with New Hampshire over emergency funding a way to ‘put a stick in our eye’by Mike Faher/The Commons, Brattleboro(link is external) If Entergy has its way, Vermont Yankee’s emergency programs — and the funding that goes with them — are due for a major downsizing in the first half of next year. At a September 24 meeting in Brattleboro, several state officials argued that the company’s emergency commitments to surrounding towns and to the state should continue at least for the next several years. Those programs are necessary, they say, to protect public health and the environment around the Vernon plant, where most spent nuclear fuel is stored in a pool in the reactor building.Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner Chris Recchia confirmed that there have been talks between state officials and Entergy aimed at securing an ongoing financial commitment from the company to support emergency operations.But Recchia also complained, repeatedly and vehemently, that the two sides are far apart.“The fact of the matter is, [the talks] have been unproductive and going in the wrong direction,” Recchia said.And if all else fails — if the state can get no long-term emergency-planning commitment via Entergy or the federal government — Recchia pledged to ask the state Legislature to find money for Yankee-related emergency programs.“I fully expect legislative action … and we’ll see where that goes,” he said.Entergy’s position is clear: With Vermont Yankee having ceased producing power on Dec. 29, 2014, and with all fuel having been removed from the reactor the following month, the company sees no need to continue its commitments in what’s called the Emergency Planning Zone.RELATED STORY: Feds: Entergy can dismantle Vermont Yankee’s emergency alert linkEntergy has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to shrink the EPZ from its current area — defined by a circle that includes all or parts of six towns in Vermont, five towns in New Hampshire, and seven in Massachusetts — to the boundaries of the plant site itself.The NRC has agreed to the change, but the state has appealed that decision.With federal approval, the EPZ change would take place in April or May 2016, and the effects would be far-reaching.Internally, Entergy would reduce its workforce by about half (down to 150) and eliminate programs such as its emergency operations facility and joint information center.Externally, there would be no more Entergy support for warning sirens, iodine tablets, or batteries for emergency radios.The big external hit would come when Entergy stops sending emergency-planning funding to the three states. The current funding would run out when the fiscal year ends on June 30, 2016.According to company figures, Entergy in fiscal year 2015 gave $2.1 million to Vermont, $1.2 million to New Hampshire and a little over $1 million to Massachusetts. Those states used that money for their own emergency operations and also distributed it to the EPZ towns, which maintain their own emergency management directors, radiological officers, and emergency operations center staff.In Vermont, the state’s radiological-planning budget in fiscal 2016 is $1.6 million — an amount funded entirely by Entergy, said Erica Bornemann, chief of staff for the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.The state maintains three employees and one temporary worker connected to the program, plus a Brattleboro office and associated equipment.The Vermont EPZ towns each receive baseline funding of $32,000 per year, Bornemann said. And she believes the Yankee-related funding, training, and regular drilling in those locales is invaluable.“The emergency planning zone towns are at a pretty steep advantage in terms of incident management as compared to the rest of the towns in Vermont,” she said.Bornemann spoke Sept. 24 at a meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, where she urged a more-gradual “step-down” approach to phasing out the Yankee emergency zone. She lobbied for the towns to remain in an EPZ, albeit with scaled-back planning, training, and exercises.At the state level, “we also need to ensure that there is at least some staff planning-level of support […] for those towns,” Bornemann said.To support that argument, she and other state officials note that the radioactive spent fuel at Yankee remains mostly in a spent-fuel pool. The plan is to transfer all of that waste into more-stable dry-cask storage by the end of 2020.But until that happens, state officials want Entergy’s emergency programs to remain robust.Recchia noted that a federally required exercise at Vermont Yankee earlier this year featured a theoretical hostile attack on the spent-fuel pool. He believes it is “nonsensical” for the NRC to require such an exercise while also allowing Entergy to scale back its emergency operations so significantly.Vermont Yankee Site Vice President Chris Wamser said no such connection should be made. He said drills often are “manipulated to get the desired outcome” — meaning to test all facets of emergency response.“You should not necessarily conclude, just because we drilled on something, [that it] means that it’s likely or probable or even possible,” Wamser said.Joe Lynch, Entergy’s government affairs manager, discussed training sessions for Vermont Yankee’s security force in which the NRC sends “adversaries” into the site in an attempt to break through to sensitive areas.“We have successfully completed all of our force-on-force exercises over the years, demonstrating that our security force is second to none when it comes to nuclear safety,” Lynch told the panel.Wamser also asserted that, even after scaling back, “Vermont Yankee will continue to have an emergency plan after April 2016.” And Wamser said the changes planned at Yankee are consistent with those that occurred at other shuttered plants such as Maine Yankee, Connecticut Yankee, and Yankee Rowe in Massachusetts.“In general terms, it seems like [state officials] are characterizing this as a want versus a need — what we would like to maintain versus what we must maintain,” Wamser said.Bornemann disputed that notion, pointing out that it will be years before all spent fuel is moved into dry casks at Vermont Yankee. And her fellow presenter at the Sept. 24 meeting, Bill Irwin of the Vermont Department of Health, argued that there are extensive, ongoing risks that require monitoring at and around the Yankee site even after the fuel is loaded into those casks.According to Irwin’s presentation, the rationale for decreased emergency requirements outside the plant site is that no Vermont Yankee accidents could result in radiation doses that exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.But Irwin contends those guidelines were not meant to determine whether a nuclear-plant operator ought to maintain emergency-response capabilities outside the plant.He argued that even radiation doses that fall below EPA standards “are unacceptable from incidents occurring at a shut-down nuclear power station awaiting cleanup.” Radiation doses still could come from contamination released by the plant and deposited offsite; possible incidents include leaks caused by transportation accidents, fire, natural disasters, and attacks, Irwin said.“From the Department of Health, we demand a response to contamination, and we believe other Vermonters will demand a response to contamination of their environment and the risk to their economic well-being,” Irwin said.“This contamination has to be measured,” he added. “Measurements are made of samples taken from the environment. Samples and measurements are obtained, calculated, interpreted, and acted upon by people with skills other than those possessed by firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service providers.”Irwin said the Department of Health can develop a “scaled-back budget” to continue its monitoring work throughout Yankee decommissioning.“We maintain that zero resources are not the appropriate amount to which the state and locals should scale back,” he said.New HampshireNew Hampshire officials already are taking a scaled-back approach to Vermont Yankee emergency planning. Entergy said it has committed a total of $279,000 over four years — from fiscal 2017 to 2020 — for continued support of emergency operations there.Diane Becker, chief of technological hazards at New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management, praised that deal. Entergy administrators “have been more than willing to sit down and talk and, as a result, we ended up with funding,” said Becker, who also serves on the citizens’ advisory panel.Decker added that officials in her state “did not feel the high level of anxiety over the potential for any kind of [radiological] event” at Vermont Yankee.Recchia characterized the New Hampshire deal as a way for Entergy to “put a stick in our eye.” Both Becker and Lynch took exception to that comment.“The state of New Hampshire approached Entergy on a long-term emergency-planning deal,” Lynch said. “We did not approach them. We worked with them in good faith. We negotiated something that I think they appreciate greatly.”Wamser said Entergy has begun similar discussions with Massachusetts and also is willing to discuss “some kind of scaled-back support in Vermont.”And it was clear that there have been extensive talks between Vermont and Entergy on that topic, though the discussions have not gone well from Recchia’s perspective.He declined to get into specifics during the VNDCAP meeting. But afterward, Recchia said $850,000 annually for the next five years is “what we think is necessary to support appropriate emergency management.”In negotiations with Entergy, “we did not get where we needed to get to,” Recchia said. He is hoping those talks will continue, but he added that “they have not been fruitful at this point.”commonsnews.org(link is external) 9.30.2015
The museum or more precisely the visitor center “Požega House” is a project of the City of Požega and the Tourist Board of the City in which guests will be introduced to the tourist offer of the city and its surroundings, as a city of experience, fine tastes through all four seasons and all five senses. cultural values, eno-gastronomy and music.Tourism with a story in the true sense of the word where special attention will be paid to the presentation of local gastronomy and wine, and the value of the project is 4,5 million kuna, of which 1,5 million will be realized through the Tourism Development Fund of the Ministry of Tourism. “We wanted to create a new experiential experience for visitors, to immediately get to know the most important points of the city through prominent events, celebrities and tastes of the city by which they recognize us best. The traditional culture of the destination is becoming a new, creative form of tourist product, and it is important for us to dedicate this product to creative tourists who want to experience, atmosphere and learn something new about the destination. pointed out Silvija Podoljak, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Požega”Požega House” will be divided into two parts, ground floor and basement, each part of which will tell its own story. On the ground floor there will be an info point, ie the reception center of that room dedicated to Fr. Luka Ibrišimović and Baron Franjo Trenko, while the basement will be dedicated to the flavors, more precisely to the tasting of the recognizable flavors of our region. As the most important thing in tourism is to tell a story, to be innovative and creative, in Požega House instead of a ticket, visitors will get a cork with different colors that they will later be able to use in an interesting way. There is also a “drunk bike”, strategy games for children, fencing with Baron Trenk and many other interesting activities.In the first stage of the works, the facade was arranged, the carpentry and the roof were replaced, now we are working on the internal installations, while in the next phase we will work on the interior decoration. The detailed design will define all the details so that what can be seen in it is better presented in reality. The third includes interior design with equipment and applications Drunk Bike, Strategy on Sokolovac and On a duel with Trenk. “The ground floor includes the Reception Hall, which will be the starting point for visiting the Visitor Center, where visitors will learn basic information about the city, the timeline. On the ground floor, 2 more rooms are planned related to the past of Požega, Fr. Luka Ibrisimovic and Baron Franjo Trenk, while the basement will include more feelings through stories about wines, chocolate, dishes of the Museum in a pot.. ”Concludes Podoljak.That’s it, we have to tell and present our indigenous stories, we have to be proud of our history and identity because that’s exactly what tourists want to taste and experience. This is the meaning of tourism, because if it were the opposite, no one would travel, and last year alone, over 1.2 billion tourists traveled the world.I sincerely hope that all such and similar different, autochthonous and unique museums and visitor centers will open in Croatia in order to wash away all our stories with which we are the richest in Europe. It is our diversity that is our biggest tourist advantage and the map we have to play. We have to pack all our stories nicely, put them on the market and tell them in an innovative and creative way.Well done to Požega. Let’s tell stories
Cases of chikungunya in Haiti soar above 1,500Confirmed cases of chikungunya in Haiti have skyrocketed from 14 to 1,529 in recent days, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.Ronald Singer, a spokesman for Haiti’s health ministry, said about 900 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been in West department, where Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, resides. Another 300 cases were confirmed in the country’s northwest.Just 2 days ago the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) put the number of confirmed cases in the country at 14. The illness was expected in Haiti, the story said, after the neighboring Dominican Republic started reported cases. That country now has more than 7,500 suspected cases, the ECDC reported.The chikungunya outbreak, which is the first in the Americas, began in December on the small island of St. Martin, which now has more than 3,000 suspected and almost 1,100 confirmed or probable cases, according to ECDC data.May 14 AP story Pakistan to require polio vaccination for travelers leaving countryBeginning Jun 1, everyone leaving Pakistan will be required to get a polio vaccination, according to an AP brief yesterday.The country’s health ministry announced the new requirement in response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) declaration last week that polio has become an international public health emergency as cases continue and occur in countries previously considered polio-free.All provinces in Pakistan have been provided with guidance and materials to convene vaccination stations at hospitals and airports.Pakistan, one of three countries in which polio is still endemic, is also one of three nations identified by the WHO as having allowed polio to spread across its borders. The other countries with endemic polio are Afghanistan and Nigeria; Syria and Cameroon are the other countries where the disease has crossed borders.May 13 AP brief May 5 CIDRAP News story on WHO emergency declaration
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The shares, which represent 3.66% of Unite’s share capital, were sold at 466.5p each.Porter’s stake has been reduced to 2.48%, but he said today that he had no intention of reducing this holding within the next 12 months. Today’s sale is the third-largest tranche that Porter has sold since he announced in March that he was stepping down as chief executive of the company he founded in 1991 at the age of just 21.In June, he sold 3.4 million shares, and in September, a further 1 million, which made him a combined £17m.
Myers Industries, Inc., an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial and consumer markets, recently announced that Tom Harmon has joined the company as vice president, chief human resources officer. In this role, he will be responsible for leading all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, talent development and learning, business partnerships, compensation and benefits, employee engagement and culture.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Harmon holds a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations fromCornell University and a Bachelor of Science from State University of New Yorkat Geneseo.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Harmon joins Myers from Gryphon Investors where he was managing director,human resources. Previously, he held HR leadership positions with Dawn FoodProducts, Armstrong World Industries and Pfizer. Harmon brings with himextensive experience leading organizations through growth and change and indeveloping high performing teams. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Banyard said, “I am excited to have Tom joinour team. His demonstrated ability to provide leadership while aligning the HRfunction with the strategy and needs of the business will be fundamental as wecontinue to execute our strategic initiatives and foster a culture built aroundcontinuous improvement.” LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.