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Paul Simon Recruits Stephen Colbert To Help Perform “That Was Your Mother” On ‘The Late Show’ [Watch]

first_imgPaul Simon last appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back in January, when the famous singer and guitarist discussed his farewell tour and performed a pair of tunes from his beloved songbook. Simon was back at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Monday night, where he appeared on the show once again to perform a song from his hugely-successful 1986 Graceland album, “That Was Your Mother”.Simon was joined in his performance of the lively, Cajun-themed rock tune by the show’s house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, in addition to the show’s host, who entertainingly sat in with the musicians while playing the washboard. Simon made sure to use his time in front of the national television cameras to prove that there’s still plenty of gas left in those dancing legs of his even at the age of 77. Fans can check out the video below to watch the energizing performance from last night’s episode.Paul Simon – “That Was Your Mother” [Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]Simon has kept a busy schedule since completing his “Homeward Bound” Farewell Tour with a hometown show in Queens, New York this past September. Recently it was announced that Simon would be one of the headliners at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. So much for post-touring retirement.last_img read more

Nintendo profits soar as people play games during pandemic

first_imgTOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. is reporting its profit for the first three fiscal quarters nearly doubled as people around the world stayed home for the pandemic and turned to playing games. The Japanese video-game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises reported Monday that its April-December profit surged to $3.6 billion. Nintendo’s nine-month sales jumped 37% to $13 billion. Kyoto-based Nintendo’s success has come on the back of the popularity of its Switch console, as well as game software like “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.” The October-December quarter is always crucial for Nintendo because of year-end holiday shopping.last_img read more

Tickets Now Available to See Jake Gyllenhaal in Constellations on B’way

first_img Constellations Tickets are now available to see Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Olivier winner Ruth Wilson in the American premiere of Constellations. Nick Payne’s new play will be directed by Michael Longhurst and begin performances on December 16 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Opening night is set for January 13, 2015. View Comments Constellations tells the story of one relationship with infinite possibilities. It explores the boundless potential of a first encounter, free will and friendship. The play opened at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2012, directed by Longhurst, before transferring to the West End. The production will feature scenic and costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by David McSeveney and movement direction by Lucy Cullingford. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 Related Showslast_img read more

ABC Sets Premiere Date for Alan Menken’s Galavant

first_imgThe much buzzed about new ABC fairytale musical comedy Galavant will premiere on January 4, 2015. As previously reported, the show comes from the minds of Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Dan Fogelman. Check out a trailer below! Galavant is a single-camera comedy that follows a handsome prince who embarks on a quest for revenge on the king who stole his one true love. Menken, Slater and Fogelman teamed up previously for the Emmy-nominated musical episode of The Neighbors. Menken and Slater are long-term collaborators, having penned music and lyrics, respectively, for Broadway’s Leap of Faith, Sister Act and The Little Mermaid. Menken has won eight Oscars and was awarded a Tony for Newsies. View Commentslast_img read more

Beyond Tang

first_imgHe envisions a day when canned foods enjoy a new level of quality as well.“We’re talking about canned food with the quality of frozen food and a shelf life of two years or more,” he said. “And it’s not merely something for going to Mars. It would give us the ability to produce canned peaches that are just as good as fresh in terms of quality, aroma, and flavor. It’s not far away.”“Imagine the energy savings associated with storing foods at ambient instead of chilled or frozen temperatures,” said Wicker, “and the food product has as high quality as the chilled or frozen counterpart.” As the first researchers to start this kind of micro-oxygen work, they have problems to solve and new horizons to explore.“Even if we’re able to get oxygen levels down to parts per billion, we don’t yet have the instrumentation to read it,” she said. “We’re entering a brave new world in food processing.” With a grant from NASA, food scientists at the University of Georgia aim to create zero-oxygen storage foods for deep-space travel. They admit to still being a few years away from that goal, but they recently made great strides that will translate not only into improved foods for space but for Earth-bound grocery shelves, too.Essential to life, oxygen is the death knell for stored foods. It causes foods to stale, turn brown and rot. Oxygen reacts with vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, gradually deteriorating packaged foods’ quality, flavor, and texture. Even canned and vacuum-packed foods, which contain small amounts of oxygen, eventually oxidize. “All foods deteriorate from the time of packaging to the time they reach your table,” said Aaron Brody, an adjunct professor of food science and technology at UGA. “Whether the food is dry, wet, refrigerated, or frozen, oxygen is the bad actor.”Brody and UGA food scientist Louise Wicker, his partner on the project, hope to store foods for a minimum of five years.“The food packaging is already there, but it doesn’t do any good to have barrier packaging if you don’t have the lowest-oxygen food going into the package,” said Wicker, coordinator of UGA’s masters of food technology program. She dubbed their most recent achievement “micro-oxygen foods.” While the beer and wine industries have achieved great strides in removing oxygen from liquids, the solid food industry can make no such claim. The UGA scientists are the first to wrench so much oxygen from solid foods that it’s detectible only in parts per million.“We’ve so far achieved 30 parts per million,” said Wicker, “but we’re working toward 30 parts per billion. When that happens, we’ll call them nano-oxygen foods.”Solandre Pérez Almeida, a UGA graduate student who now works in quality assurance at the Flanders Provision Co. in Waycross, Ga., also worked on the project. Her hands were often in the oversized gloves of the low oxygen processing chamber, peeling bananas and squeezing oranges with the aim of removing as much oxygen from these fruits as possible.Pérez Almeida used liquid nitrogen to gradually purge oxygen from the chamber, where she processed the fruit under micro-oxygen conditions. Bananas and oranges were used because they are highly nutritious, but according to Wicker, they also presented great challenges in removing oxygen. Orange juice is oxygen-sensitive and it oxidizes quickly, affecting flavor. Bananas, highly perishable, also contain an enzyme, polyphenol oxidase (PPO), which, in the presence of oxygen, causes browning almost immediately. “When we saw browning on the bananas inside the chamber we suspected that PPO doesn’t follow conventional enzyme kinetics under micro-oxygen conditions, and that was confirmed by later analysis,” Wicker said. Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy a wide variety of foods, from multi-grain Cheerios, cashews, and banana pudding cookies to broccoli au gratin and tofu with hot mustard sauce. Most astronauts are in space for six months or less, so food storage, while important, hasn’t posed major restrictions. But developing safe, high-quality foods for deep space travel—a trip to Mars that could last three to five years—is critical.“One of the more important criteria for space food is that it’s ‘Earth-like,’” said Michele Perchonok, an advanced food technologist at NASA. “Comfort foods—those we grow up with like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and chicken noodle soup—are foods the astronauts crave, especially when they’re in space for many months. The tubes and cubes of the Mercury and Gemini era just don’t meet those comfort food criteria.”Wicker agrees. “Tang is great, but it’s not orange juice,” she says. “Food is such a critical part of who we are. It’s our link to Earth.”Wicker and Brody work primarily with fruits because they are high-acid foods not given to the growth of harmful pathogens. Low-acid foods such as vegetables and meats are next on their agenda. These foods present a whole new set of food-safety challenges.“If we get enough oxygen out of these foods, anaerobic pathogenic organisms like Clostriduium botulinum, which causes the foodborne illness botulism, might start to grow,” Brody said. “But if we can simultaneously sterilize low-acid foods while removing the oxygen, we could get extraordinary results in low-acid products.”last_img read more

Kentucky Power Company Seeks a Buyer for Coal Overstock

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence:In a sign that some areas of the U.S. thermal coal market could still be flooded with coal, a power generator in West Virginia wants to sell its own excess supply to deal with a growing stockpile and a long-term contract with a nearby mine.Kentucky Power Co., a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co. Inc., asked the Kentucky Public Service Commission to allow the company to sell up to 200,000 tons of high-sulfur Northern Appalachia coal to unaffiliated third parties due to lower demand for power from the company’s 1,560-MW Mitchell (WV) generating station. The 200,000 tons scheduled for 2018 delivery is the Kentucky subsidiary’s share of the 400,000 tons to be sold by AEP, which also has a West Virginia subsidiary that owns part of the plant.S&P Global Market Intelligence data shows that Mitchell, which saw its first unit go into service in 1971, operated at about a 56.1% capacity factor in 2016. A recent analysis showed that as the U.S. coal fleet has contracted, many of the remaining plants were also used less. Meanwhile, relatively high levels of utility stockpiles of coal in recent months have limited room to negotiate higher coal prices. Some coal executives have predicted interyear buying could become more normal as long-sought, stable, long-term advance contracts become harder to obtain.Kentucky Power’s target level for Northern Appalachia coal is a 15 full burn-day supply, but the company’s inventory in mid-November 2017 was at 50 days of burn. With anticipation that the inventory situation is likely to stay substantially above targets in 2018 and possibly into 2019, the company wants to capitalize on independent coal brokers who occasionally approach the company to purchase coal for third parties.More ($): W.Va. power plant amassed too much coal, wants permission to sell it Kentucky Power Company Seeks a Buyer for Coal Overstocklast_img read more

Hospitals, group homes to allow visitation Friday, other updates

first_imgThere are 51 cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. In total, 621 cases of the virus have been reported in the county. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that visitors will be permitted into hospitals and group homes beginning Friday. The announcement does not include nursing homes. However, the decision will be up to individual facilities to decide whether or not they want to accept visitors. To see a detailed map where cases are located in Broome County, click here. Hospital and group homes visitation Coronavirus numberscenter_img Broome County June 16 coronavirus update 49 people died from the virus and 521 people have recovered. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says he expected nursing homes will be allowed to accept visitors in the coming weeks. Spiedie Fest In his Monday news conference, Garnar said Willow Point Nursing Home is still considered a COVID-19 hotspot. The 2020 Annual Spiedie Fest has been canceled for the summer months. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Serge Gnabry trolls Chelsea after Bayern Munich’s Champions League win

first_img Skip Ad Read More Top articles by Metro / Read More About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Feb 2020 11:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares 1 min. story Read More Serge Gnabry trolls Chelsea after Bayern Munich’s Champions League win Gnabry fired two past Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)Serge Gnabry has trolled Chelsea after Bayern Munich’s dominant 3-0 victory away at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League.The former Arsenal winger gave a nod to his former club saying ‘London still red’ on social media after scoring two goals against Frank Lampard’s team on Tuesday evening.Gnabry spent five years with the Gunners before moving to Werder Bremen in 2016, and eventually German champions Bayern two years later.The 24-year-old has found a rich vein of form at Bayern, scoring 17 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip His two quickfire strikes against the Blues on Tuesday night has left them with an almost impossible task in the second leg of the tie in Germany on March 18.If Chelsea have any hope of reaching the next stage of the competition, they will have to score at least four goals without reply at the Allianz Arena.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Three goals should give us a lot of confidence,’ Gnabry told BT Sport after the match.‘We need to be prepared for the second leg and we can’t take it serious enough.‘We saw last season with Liverpool beating Barcelona, we know we have to be careful and focus.’Gnabry gave another nod to Arsenal earlier this season when he posted a similar message after scoring four times in Bayern’s 7-2 victory over Tottenham in October.After the game, boss Frank Lampard admitted the defeat is a ‘reality check’ for his side, who were completely outclassed on the night.The 41-year-old manager’s side face the prospect of Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, as they attempt to nail down fourth place.MORE: Arsene Wenger ‘surprised’ by Frank Lampard’s treatment of Chelsea star Olivier GiroudMORE: Chelsea propose Kepa Arrizabalaga swap deal with Atletico Madrid for Jan Oblak Read More Read More PLAY Advertisement 1/1 Video Settings Advertisement Full Screenlast_img read more

Alecta chief queries relevance of EU consumer protection lens to Swedish pensions

first_imgThe chief executive of Sweden’s biggest pension fund Alecta has said the consumer protection element of rules to implement the EU’s IORP II regulatory framework is not necessarily relevant to Swedish labour-market pensions, and that high risk-free capital requirements could actually lead to weak protection for consumers.In a blog on the SEK877bn (€81.1bn) pension provider’s website, Magnus Billing said: “Unnecessarily high consumer protection with regard to capital requirements provides unnecessarily weak consumer protection regarding the size of the pension.”Although it may seem better for companies’ financial stability to have higher risk-free capital requirements, Billing argued it was not that simple.“We, as managers of occupational pensions, have a responsibility to manage the capital so that pensioners receive as good a pension as possible, without taking unnecessarily large risks and without making it too costly for employers. “It may seem obvious what consumer protection is, but unfortunately, different actors interpret it in slightly different ways” Magnus Billing, Alecta CEO“It may seem obvious what consumer protection is, but unfortunately, different actors interpret it in slightly different ways,” he said.On a global level, he said, consumer protection was about balancing potential power or knowledge imbalances. But in Sweden the imbalance between an assumed strong employer, who takes out occupational pension insurance, and the presumed weaker worker as the beneficiary, had been addressed by the social partners — employers’ organisations and trade unions — negotiating an agreement on occupational pensions, such as ITP, on behalf of their members. ITP is the supplementary occupational pension system in Sweden.The knowledge imbalance was evened out by having experienced and competent pension specialists as the negotiators, said Billing.Another potential imbalance that the EU was focusing on was between a supposedly strong financial or insurance company and a supposedly weaker individual employer with a knowledge disadvantage.“This is also largely addressed in Sweden thanks to the fact that the parties, after agreeing on the contents of the insurance, jointly procure the managers of the pensions,” he said.Unfortunately, he added, in many cases EU legislation has not taken this Swedish solution into account, but Alecta was working continuously to help Swedish and other relevant EU politicians and EU officials better understand the Swedish situation. Last month, Alecta issued a joint response with other pensions stakeholders to draft IORP II solvency rules released by the Swedish financial supervisory authority, saying the new rules would negatively affect both pension savers and employers. “Unfortunately, low-risk investments also result in lower returns,” he said.If Sweden unnecessarily reduced the occupational pensions for the 90% of workers covered by collective agreements, the pressure on the already heavily-burdened public pension system would increase, he said.Since the financial crisis, Billing said, everyone was talking about consumer protection, and particularly in the pensions industry. The Swedish financial supervisory authority has been consulting on a proposal for IORP II-based solvency rules for occupational pension activities in the country.last_img read more

ECNEC OKs Mongla Dredging Plan

first_imgThe Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved the ‘Dredging at Outer Bar of Mongla Port Channel’ project, the United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports.The Mongla Port Authority – under the Shipping Ministry – will implement this capital project by December 2019.According to UNB, the main goal of this dredging scheme is to increase the navigability of the Mongla Port channel for handling vessels with 10.5 meter draft.The Mongla Port Authority officials said that, at the moment, ships with more than 8.5 meter draft cannot go through the outer bar area of the port.It is estimated that once the project is implemented, vessels with 10.5 meter draft will be able to transit the area.[mappress mapid=”24612″]last_img read more