Watch Full Show Footage Of Phish’s Instrument-Swapping SPAC Opener

first_imgLast night marked Phish’s return to the beloved Saratoga Performing Arts Center, returning to the famed Saratoga Springs, NY venue for July 4th weekend. After missing their July 4th festivities in 2015 (a certain guitarist had other plans…), the opening night felt like something of a homecoming for the band’s loyal Northeast fanbase.The show featured a number of great moments, including the debut of a great new song called “Let’s Go,” a 20+ minute instrument-swapping jam session on “Chalk Dust Torture,” covers of classic rockers like Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” and Rolling Stones’ “Shine A Light,” and so much more.Thanks to DrFunkenstein, we can share full show video of this great SPAC opener. Check it out below!You can see a full gallery of Andrew Blackstein’s photos, below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

VEDA announces April 15 for federal stimulus bond applications

first_imgThe Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is inviting eligible and qualified borrowers to apply for an allocation of Vermont s $135 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bond (RZFB) tax-exempt bond issuance capacity.  The next round of applications is due at VEDA s offices on April 15, 2010. This special tax-exempt bond financing is only available through the end of 2010, said VEDA Chief Executive Officer Jo Bradley.  Financing a project with tax-exempt bonds enables borrowers to make needed investments at the lowest possible cost, and so the Authority is eager to commit all of the funding Vermont has been allocated.   Thus far, VEDA has committed approximately $30 million of Vermont s special tax-exempt bonding capacity.The RZFB Program was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a.k.a. the Stimulus Act), enacted by Congress in 2009.  All of Vermont has been designated a Recovery Zone by Governor James Douglas, so eligible and qualified projects may be located anywhere in the state.  A qualified business is any trade or business (including some non-profits), except those engaged in the rental of residential property and certain other prohibited facilities such as golf courses, country clubs, gambling facilities and liquor stores.The RZFB Program allows borrowers the opportunity to avail themselves of tax-exempt, and consequently lower cost, financing for many types of assets.  Project funds may be used for the acquisition of machinery and equipment, the construction of new facilities, and in some cases, the purchase and renovation of existing real estate. Projects should total at least $2 million to make this type of financing cost effective for borrowers. Refinancing and working capital are not eligible uses.All applications for RZFB financing must be reviewed and approved by the VEDA Board.  This review is a two step process.  First, preliminary approval (Inducement) must be granted before any significant project expenditures are incurred.  VEDA Staff will review all applications received by April 15th, and the most qualified applicants will have their proposals presented to the VEDA Board for Inducement approval at the May Board Meeting. VEDA acts as a conduit issuer for RZFBs, and neither VEDA nor the State of Vermont guarantees payment of the RZFBs.  The ability to sell these bonds is based solely on the creditworthiness of the borrower.  Borrowing terms such as interest rate, amortization, collateral and required equity contribution are negotiated on a case-by-case basis between the borrower and the bond purchaser.  Successful applicants who receive RZFB Inducements in response to VEDA s solicitation for applications will have their bond issuance allocation reserved through August 15, 2010.  Project financings that have not received Final Approval and been closed by then will have to apply to VEDA for an extension, which, at VEDA s discretion, may or may not be granted.Recovery Zone Facility Bond inducement applications may be downloaded from the VEDA website (www.veda.org/RZFB(link is external) ), or obtained from VEDA s office by calling (802) 828-5627.  For more information about the program, businesses may contact any of VEDA s Commercial Loan Officers at (802) 828-5627.VEDA s mission is to promote economic prosperity in Vermont by providing financial assistance to eligible businesses, including manufacturing, agricultural, and travel and tourism enterprises.  Since its inception in 1974, VEDA has made financing commitments totaling over $1.5 billion. Source: VEDA 3.11.2010last_img read more

Did the Federal Reserve whiff on raising rates?

first_imgAs the Major League Baseball season gets under way, the Federal Reserve has struck out twice with its last two rate moves, according to one economist who suggests if financial institutions raise their deposit rates the central bank will likely hold off on any further rate increases over next two years.Michael Moebs, economist and CEO at Moebs $ervices, contends the last two rate hikes were a mistake for the health of the economy, and believes at this point Fed rate reductions would be helpful. But Moebs also is predicting rates will hold fairly steady over the coming 12-24 months, and may even inch up.“If President Trump keeps putting pressure on Fed Chair (Jay) Powell there could be one or two decreases in 2019. It is obvious from the Moebs Interest Rate Study the Fed increased rates two times too much in 2018,” said Moebs. “Yet, if the Fed decreases rates it would be signaling it made a mistake. I do not think the Fed will admit it made a mistake.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Buoyant Joseph avoiding numbers game after match-winning spell

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Fresh from his match-winning Man-of-the-Match performance, Alzarri Joseph, says he is not putting any limits on his fledgling career as he seeks to make full use of his potential.The 23-year-old pacer took four for 32 off 10 overs in a Man-of-the-Match performance as West Indies pulled off a comfortable five-wicket win over Ireland in the first One-Day International at Kensington Oval on Tuesday.Playing his 23rd ODI, the Antiguan recorded his best figures in the Caribbean and the second best of his career, behind the five for 56 he took at the Oval against England back in September, 2017. It was also the second time he took four-for at Kensington Oval – following his four for 76 against England three years ago.“I don’t want to set numbers on my career; I don’t want to set limits. What happens if you set targets and numbers and then you don’t reach them?” Joseph said.“My goal is to take as many wickets as I can, to win as many matches as I can for West Indies, to improve, to get better … to always better myself … to be the very best I can be.”He continued: “I’m feeling good about my performance today. I put in some really good work on the training ground and I worked really hard on the last tour of India so I got some reward today.“I’m not sure if I was back to top pace, or anything like that … that’s not my main focus at the moment. My main focus is consistency every time I bowl, to be on top of length and line.”Joseph entered the attack first-change after Ireland opted for first knock, and his first spell broke the back of the visitors’ batting.He was well supported by leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr, who took two wickets from his 10 overs, and had an economy rate of just three runs per over, in his first match for West Indies on home soil. Left to chase just 181 for victory, the Windies were carried by Evin Lewis who played a number of breathtaking shots in a sizzling run-a-ball 99 not out. He struck 13 boundaries and two leg-side sixes – both coming in one over for pacer Mark Adair.There was drama at the end as Lewis missed out on a six by mere inches, which would have taken him to his third ODI century.“I must say very well played to Evin, the way he went about the chase was great to see. We were all hoping that he got to the hundred,” Joseph noted.last_img read more

DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF

first_imgBOMB ESCAPE: Dunlewey woman Anne Marie Foyen (nee McClafferty) escaped injury in the Oslo bomb outrage. “We thought the huge bang was a crane falling,” she said.PEEPING MARK: Mark Cairns, of Town Parks, Convoy has been given 60 hours community service after being caught peeping through the window of a man in the town at 3.10 in the morning. Mr Cairns apologised and said he was ‘wild drunk’.SPEEDING CURBED: The number of people being caught speeding in the county has plummeted since the introduction of GoSpeed camera vans, says Superintendent Kevin Brennan. FIRE PROBE: Gardai are investigating a fire at a house in Long Lane, Letterkenny. A mattress was set on fire in the incident at the unoccupied property.TOP JOB: Letterkenny businessman David Mackey is to head ip a new insurance group Q2 being set up by Sean Quinn, the former owner of Quinn Insurance.FANAD FISH: Fanad Fish Processing company Hannigan Fish has applied to the county council to erect new premises for processing lobster, mussel and crab at Kindrum.HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZZIE: Lizzie Maloney, from Ray, Manorcunningham celebrates her 100th birthday today – with a birthday bash at Archview Nursing Home at Bonagee. DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF…DONEGAL NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: July 28th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal news in brieflast_img read more