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first_imgThe Rolling Stones have yet to reveal whether or not they will release their next studio album of new original material in 2019. In the meantime, the famous British rock band will provide their legion of fans with a new “Best Of” compilation album next month, HONK, which is scheduled to arrive on April 19th via Interscope.Related: The Rolling Stones Add Canadian Show To Extensive 2019 ‘No Filter’ Stadium TourAnnounced on Thursday, the forthcoming release will include a mix of the band’s biggest hits and classic cuts from every one of their studio albums beginning with 1971’s Sticky Fingers to 2016’s Grammy-winning Blue & Lonesome. The compilation will include a total of 36 fan favorites and rarities from the Stones’ catalog. There will also be a deluxe/bonus version of the album featuring 10 live tracks of the band’s performances alongside Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, Brad Paisley, and Ed Sheeran.Fans will have the option to purchase the standard one CD or two LP versions, or the deluxe editions which come in either three CD or four (colored) LP packages, with the latter limited to only 2,500 copies in the U.S. Fans can scroll down to see the tracklisting for both the standard and deluxe versions for the forthcoming release.The album’s April 19th release will come just in time for the start of the band’s upcoming return to North America for their previously announced No Filter Tour, which begins on April 20th in Miami Gardens, FL. In addition to preparing for their upcoming tour, which includes a stop at the 50th New Orleans Jazz Festival, the band continues to work away on writing new material in the studio with producer Don Was. The Stones have yet to make any formal announcement or even tease just the slightest bit of new music, but the announcement of their upcoming compilation with new live recordings should keep fans happy until then.Fans can head here to pre-order HONK ahead of its April 19th release.HONK TracklistingStandard Edition (2 LP):1. “Start Me Up”2. “Brown Sugar”3. “Miss You”4. “Tumbling Dice”5. “Just Your Fool”6. “Fool To Cry”7. “Angie”8. “Beast of Burden”9. “Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”10. “Doom And Gloom”Deluxe Edition (3 CD):CD 11. “Start Me Up”2. “Brown Sugar”3. “Rocks Off”4. “Miss You”5. “Tumbling Dice”6. “Just Your Fool”7. “Wild Horses”8. “Fool To Cry”9. “Angie”10. “Beast of Burden”11. “Hot Stuff”12. “Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”13. “Rock And A Hard Place”14. “Doom And Gloom”15. “Love Is Strong”16. “Mixed Emotions”17. “Don’t Stop”18. “Ride ‘Em on Down”CD 21. “Bitch”2. “Harlem Shuffle”3. “Hate to See You Go”4. “Rough Justice”5. “Happy”6. “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”7. “One More Shot”8. “Respectable”9. “You Got Me Rocking”10. “Rain Fall Down”11. “Dancing With Mr. D”12. “Undercover (of the Night)”13. “Emotional Rescue”14. “Waiting On A Friend”15. “Saint Of Me”16. “Out of Control”17. “Streets of Love”18. “Out Of Tears”CD 31. “Get Off My Cloud” (Live at Principality Stadium 06/15/18), Unreleased2. “Dancing With Mr. D” (Live at Gelredome, Arnhem 10.15.17), Unreleased3. “Beast of Burden” (Live at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas 06.27.15) [feat Ed Sheeran], Unreleased4. “She’s A Rainbow” (Live at U Arena, Paris 10.25.17), Unreleased5. “Wild Horses” (Live at London Stadium 05/22/18) [feat Florence Welch], Unreleased6. “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (Live at Manchester Evening News Arena 05.06.18), Unreleased7. “Dead Flowers” (Live at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia 06.18.13), Unreleased8. “Shine A Light” (Live at ArenA, Amsterdam 09.30.17), Unreleased9. “Under My Thumb” (Live at London Stadium 05.22.18), Unreleased10. “Bitch” (Live at The Honda Center, Anaheim 05.18.13) [feat Dave Grohl], UnreleasedDeluxe Edition 4 LP (Colored):LP 11. “Start Me Up”2. “Brown Sugar”3. “Rocks Off”4. “Miss You”5. “Tumbling Dice”6. “Just Your Fool”7. Wild Horses – Sticky Fingers, 19718. Fool To Cry – Black and Blue, 19769. Angie – Goats Head Soup, 197310. Beast of Burden – Some Girls, 197811. Hot Stuff – Black and Blue, 197612. Its Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll, 1974LP 21. “Rock And A Hard Place”2. “Doom And Gloom”3. “Love Is Strong”4. “Mixed Emotions”5. “Don’t Stop”6. “Ride ‘Em on Down”7. “Bitch”8. “Harlem Shuffle”9. “Hate to See You Go”10. “Rough Justice”11. “Happy”12. “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”13. “One More Shot”LP 31. “Respectable”2. “You Got Me Rocking”3. “Rain Fall Down”4. “Dancing With Mr. D”5. “Undercover (of the Night)”6. “Emotional Rescue”7. “Waiting On A Friend”8. “Saint Of Me”9. “Out of Control”10. “Streets of Love”11. “Out Of Tears”LP 41. “Get Off My Cloud” (Live at Principality Stadium 06/15/18), Unreleased2. “Dancing With Mr. D” (Live at Gelredome, Arnhem 10.15.17), Unreleased3. “Beast of Burden” (Live at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas 06.27.15) [feat Ed Sheeran], Unreleased4. “She’s A Rainbow” (Live at U Arena, Paris 10.25.17), Unreleased5. “Wild Horses” (Live at London Stadium 05/22/18) [feat Florence Welch], Unreleased6. “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (Live at Manchester Evening News Arena 05.06.18), Unreleased7. “Dead Flowers” (Live at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia 06.18.13) [feat Brad Paisley], Unreleased8. “Shine A Light” (Live at ArenA, Amsterdam 09.30.17), Unreleased9. “Under My Thumb” (Live at London Stadium 05.22.18), Unreleased10. “Bitch” (Live at The Honda Center, Anaheim 05.18.13) [feat Dave Grohl], UnreleasedView Full Album Tracklisting Optionslast_img read more


first_imgWeight loss, muscle building, and sexual enhancement supplements are sometimes spiked with known and unknown drugs that could have potentially deadly consequences, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said Wednesday (Oct. 13).Joshua Sharfstein, the FDA’s principal deputy commissioner and a graduate of Harvard College in 1991 and Harvard Medical School in 1996, said the agency is very concerned about the dietary supplements spiked with pharmaceuticals approved for other uses or with chemical analogs to known pharmaceuticals, whose altered molecular makeup means they won’t show up in regulatory screenings.“I think there’s a potential risk for one of these to harm a lot of people,” Sharfstein said.Other current threats on the FDA’s radar include medical devices made overseas, where quality varies widely, unsafe usage of approved medicines, tobacco control, and the campaign for food safety.Sharfstein made those comments at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he delivered the Benjamin Waterhouse Memorial Lecture, the first of a new series sponsored by the Center for Global Tobacco Control in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health.Sharfstein said he wanted to speak at the School because the FDA is interested in strengthening its ties to the nation’s public health community. Though a regulatory body, Sharfstein said, the FDA is also a public health organization, monitoring the nation’s drug supply, food supply, and substances such as tobacco.The FDA, Sharfstein said, got its start in crisis and has seen its growth and influence driven by various health concerns since then. The FDA was created in the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act amid widespread concern about safe foods and poisonous patented medicines. At the time, Sharfstein said, those medicines’ ingredients were unknown to the public and often included high amounts of alcohol or other drugs. The law gave the FDA the power to remove unsafe products from the market and create labeling requirements, but did not give it power to review products for safety before they hit the market or to review them for effectiveness.The sulfanilamide crisis of 1937, when more than 100 people died from drinking a medicine laced with diethylene glycol, led to the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which gave the FDA power to conduct premarket reviews for safety. In the 1960s, the thalidomide crisis led to widespread birth defects in children born to mothers who took the drug, prompting another expansion of the FDA’s powers, allowing it to review for both effectiveness and safety. That law led to establishing the current three-phase clinical trials for new drugs before they hit the market.In recent decades, other crises led to expansion of the FDA’s powers to review medical devices, to approve generic medicines, and to issue emergency permits for unapproved drugs in cases of emergency.Last year, the FDA received the power to regulate tobacco products. Sharfstein said the organization aims to prevent youth tobacco use and to help adults to quit smoking.“There is just an enormous amount of work to be done at the FDA,” Sharfstein said.last_img read more


first_imgPartisans hoping to proclaim victory after Tuesday’s midterm elections got their wish: Democrats racked up enough wins to seize control of the House of Representatives in January for the first time since 2010, while Republicans added at least two seats to what was a slim advantage in the Senate.That means it’ll be business as usual in the Senate, with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) remaining as majority leader, but a major realignment in the House, with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expected to return to her perch as speaker, with Democrats running the committees.Though voters elected a record number of women, including many first-time candidates, both parties also took some hits to the chin, as rising Democratic stars Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke lost, along with Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). In the GOP, some Trump supporters lost their races, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Kansas Gov. hopeful Kris Kobach, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, and Congressman Dave Brat of Virginia.To gain a sense of how the election played out and what the results may mean going forward, the Gazette interviewed Harvard faculty members who study political history (Alex Keyssar, the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School), government (Steven Levitsky, professor of government), race and political economy (Maya Sen, associate professor of public policy at the Kennedy School), and election law (Guy-Uriel Charles, Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School). Below, they evaluate the results and what those may herald for the 2020 presidential race.Q&AAlex Keyssar, Steven Levitsky, Maya Sen, and Guy-Uriel CharlesGAZETTE: What surprised you the most about this election?alex keyssar: Several things strike me about the election results. One, overall there were relatively few surprises. The results in the House and the Senate were in line with what had been predicted for many months. Yes, of course, there were surprises in individual races, but the patterns were not a surprise. Two, the results bring home the significance of gerrymandering in the House (the Democrats appear to have had to win the popular vote for the House by about 9 percent to get a narrow majority of seats), as well as the significance of the structural malapportionment represented by the Senate. Democratic Senate candidates received more votes than Republicans, but they lost seats. Three, it appears that turnout was relatively high, but still below 50 percent. That is a significant fact. Four, the most important single outcome in this election may prove to be the passage of a proposition in Florida that will restore voting rights to ex-felons. That will affect all future elections in Florida, and it was achieved through remarkable grassroots organizing.MAYA SEN: I was surprised that the urban-rural divide continues to be so predictive of electoral results, with urban places voting overwhelmingly for Democrats and rural areas voting overwhelmingly for Republicans. This particular pattern will be interesting to watch moving forward. The broader American system of government really isn’t built to withstand partisan cleavages mapping onto geographical cleavages so cleanly, and so persistently. After all, the federalist system — and in particular the structure of the Senate — give an unequal representation to states that have smaller populations. And if these states systematically and persistently vote differently from the rest of the country, it will create some political instability and resentment among those living in more populous areas, whose partisan and policy interests will be underrepresented.Guy-uriel charles: I was surprised and pleased that voters in Florida opted to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their sentences. In fact, there was additional good news as voters in Michigan and Nevada decided to make voting easier in their states by adopting same-day registration and registering voters when they obtain or renew their drivers’ licenses.Steven Levitsky: I think what’s most striking is the crystallization of partisanship. Increasingly, Republicans win red states, Democrats win blue states, states where the distribution of partisanship favors one or the other. Massachusetts, of course, was a huge outlier in that Charlie Baker (’79) won easily despite this being an overwhelmingly Democratic state. But Massachusetts’ governor’s race is a real exception. For places like Missouri or Montana, eventually, if it’s a Republican state, opponents can’t win, and that’s something unusual. More and more, partisanship is what’s defining elections, not campaigns, not economic issues — those things matter — but it’s partisanship that’s defining elections, much more than 20, 30 years ago.GAZETTE: What do we know about the American electorate now that we didn’t know Monday?charles: I think we can say that voters increasingly care about the widespread availability and accessibility of the right to vote. Voters in Missouri, Colorado, and Michigan all passed measures that will make it harder to gerrymander electoral districts. During Harvard appearance, she calls for a return to bipartisanship Related A look at three local efforts to safeguard and understand the voting, while encouraging participation Pelosi sees Democrats retaking House The election just ahead sen: I’ve been surprised by the enthusiasm and passion on both sides. I expected that strong anti-Trump anger would motivate the Democrats’ base to turn out to vote in large numbers, but it was surprising to see the fervor and affirmative excitement among Trump’s own supporters. I think we have a sense that the 2020 presidential election will be similarly emotional on both sides, with extremely high voter turnout and passion. I think we can also expect that very few people will be persuadable.Separately, it is still too early to say whether explicitly racial appeals worked (or did not work) for conservative politicians. Scholars will be investigating this in the years to come, but it seems like the preliminary answer is that racial appeals (including explicitly racist appeals, which were previously very rare) no longer seem to derail candidacies nor deter significant numbers of voters.GAZETTE: How does it change our sense of what’s at stake in the 2020 presidential election?Levitsky: I think Trump got some good news for 2020, and Republicans still performed really well in some critical swing states. Florida and Ohio immediately come to mind. Not overwhelmingly good news in that much of the upper Midwest seemed to swing back to Democrats, but in the key states of Ohio and Florida, the Republican Party continued to do quite well, and that bodes very well for Trump in the Electoral College.sen: The Democrats’ control over the House will change the political narrative surrounding investigations into the Trump White House somewhat, significantly emboldening the president’s detractors and enabling new and deeper lines of investigation. At the same time, however, the Republicans hadn’t been very successful in the past two years in actually implementing significant policy changes. That’s extremely unlikely to change with the Democrats controlling the House. For that reason, I think we can expect continued policy gridlock, with an additional element of partisan conflict by way of Democratic-led House investigations into the Trump administration.Somewhat more long-term, it will be very interesting to watch the careers of these young progressives who have been elected, particularly women, people of color, and those who are openly LGBTQ. It is an exciting time to see such impressive numbers of women be elected, for example. I should note, though, that the U.S. (with the new House numbers putting the share of seats held by women at around 22 percent) will still lag behind European peers in the share of women in national legislatures (around 28 percent). So there’s still room for improvement here.charles: I don’t think this election changes our sense of the stakes for 2020. That is a presidential election year, and the stakes could not be higher.GAZETTE: What should we be looking for as we head into the run-up to 2020?sen: Probably the most important ramification is the Republicans’ continued control of the Senate in terms of what that means for the federal courts (in particular for the U.S. Supreme Court). The president and the Senate together make appointments to the federal courts. With the Senate remaining safely in Republican hands, President Trump will have a continued green light to continue to shape the courts by appointing extremely conservative judges, without needing to compromise at all in terms of ideology. In this sense, we can expect that Republicans will “hold onto” the courts for some time to come, appointing young, extremely conservative judges who oppose protections of minority and LGBT groups, who will be against expansive readings of reproductive rights, and who will be hesitant to involve themselves in gerrymandering controversies.In addition, with several liberal Supreme Court justices aging (Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, Stephen Breyer is 80), Republicans might be in a position in the next two years to appoint another extremely conservative judge like Brett Kavanaugh or Neil Gorsuch to the court. This is an excellent position for Republicans, and they will reap the electoral and policy rewards of this for a generation.GAZETTE: How do you think this election will be talked about decades from now?Levitsky: This is clearly not a decisive or defining election in terms of electoral shifts and trends. It’s in many ways similar to the last couple of elections. It’s not a dramatic departure or realignment in either direction. There’s much more continuity than change. This is a really important election, in the context in which we have a president with authoritarian instincts and a proclivity to concentrate and abuse power, and a Republican Party that was increasingly abdicating its oversight responsibilities. What is really important is that the opposition won control of the House. That’s going to dramatically change the dynamics of American politics. The House, rather than engaging in oversight of the Trump administration, was essentially serving as a legislative shield for the Trump administration. That will change dramatically. Now, the Trump administration didn’t get a heck of a lot done legislatively anyway, despite the fact that it controlled both houses of Congress. But now I think we’re headed probably for almost total legislative stalemate and paralysis.Impeachment continues to be an option of last resort for the Democrats, as it should be. But they will engage in oversight. They’ve got a long list of areas of potential abuse of power in which the Democrats can exercise an effective checking of Trump’s power. You may see some interesting legislation come out of the House in terms of protecting or advancing voter rights. I think that’s increasingly going to be a big issue dividing Democrats and Republicans, and probably will be a winning issue for Democrats. But what we may also see is Trump’s increased use of executive orders given that it will be more difficult to get legislation through Congress, maybe quite dramatically — which, unfortunately, President Barack Obama really set a precedent for.These interviews were lightly edited for clarity and length.last_img read more


first_imgIn an effort to explore the relationship between psychology and conflict, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, together with the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 48, will host the first Psychology and Peace Conference this weekend. The conference will include workshops, speeches and panels given by leading experts in the interdisciplinary field of peace psychology.“The conference topics are pretty broad-ranging, and the idea is to create an inclusive picture of what the future of peace psychology could look like and to really emphasize the role of rigorous empirical work as a contribution to social justice,” Laura Miller-Graff, assistant professor of psychology and peace studies, said.As a member of the conference planning committee, Miller-Graff has played a role in choosing and inviting speakers to campus who will encompass many areas of expertise in psychology and violence, reaching from small-scale interactions to conflicts that play out on the world stage.“We have a speaker who’s addressing genocide and a psychologist who’s addressing climate change, to more interpersonal forms of violence, so we have a speaker who will be talking about bullying,” Miller-Graff said. “We have something that would attract a lot of different audiences and give them a forum for thinking about how all these things relate to one another in terms of creating the big picture of addressing violence and conflict in global and local contexts.”The idea for the conference, Miller-Graff said, came from a suggestion by former APA Division 48 president, Scott Moeschberger, who attended a conference on global psycho-social care held by Miller-Graff and E. Mark Cummings, another psychology professor at Notre Dame. APA Division 48 focuses on the study of peace and conflict.“[Moeschberger] has been wanting to reinvigorate the division in terms of bringing in young scholars, enhancing the focus on rigorous empirical work,” Miller-Graff said. “He pitched the idea when we held that conference of exploring the possibility of us holding it at Notre Dame, and so when we returned from that conference we started the process rolling.” The conference has been in the works for about a year and a half, with Miller-Grant contributing to the general conference planning, as well as handling the logistics of hosting scholars and guests on campus. Notre Dame students and faculty may attend speeches and panels free of charge.“Since I’m here at Notre Dame, I’m also spearheading all the nitty gritty details of working with the conference office and making sure everybody can get where they’re going, sorting things out from this end of campus,” Miller-Graff said.”It’s been really fun — I’ve gotten to work with a lot of different people and it’s been great. It’s been crazy, but it’s been great.”The interdisciplinary nature of the conference, she said, allows for unusual engagement that can open the doors to new research.“We have about a hundred people who are registered to attend, and doing work in diverse areas related to violence and conflict and a lot of those people … don’t often attend the same professional conferences, so this is a pretty unique opportunity to bring together people’s work in a really interesting way,” Miller-Graff said. “I think I’m most excited for some of the informal conversations and collaborations that will emerge from this.”Tags: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Division 48, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, peace psychology, Psychology and Peace Conferencelast_img read more


first_imgSector Systems, a provider of organization-wide software solutions for nonprofits, in partnership with the New England Network for Youth, Child and Family Services, a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with child and youth service organizations in New England to strengthen social services and promote best practices, have announced a collaborative effort to help child- and youth-serving agencies effectively collect, analyze and report their outcomes to their funders and the communities they serve.Both organizations will promote NEN’s ImProve, a pioneering organizational development tool that identifies and tracks outcomes by recording participant achievements. Tracking outcomes enables agencies to create integrated information management plans that can measure clients’ incremental progress. Those outcomes help agencies retain existing funding, gain additional funding, and share their clients’ achievements with their community. ImProve is implemented using Third Sector Systems’ database technology.“As pressure has mounted on agencies to demonstrate positive outcomes, they’ve struggled to develop outcome measurement tools that work. Several strong methodologies have been developed, but many of them have not been implemented because agencies haven’t had a database flexible enough to accommodate them,” said Melanie Goodman, Executive Director of NEN. “Third Sector Systems enabled us to incorporate ImProve into Mission Maestro and produce the kind of reports agencies need to evaluate their programs, satisfy their funders and constituents. I am thrilled to offer such an innovative solution to our members and other agencies.”“Agencies’ ability to show how dollars from individuals, foundations and government agencies are turned into measurable results is crucial to their survival,” said Yves Gonnet, founder and CEO of Third Sector Systems. “Together, NEN and Third Sector Systems will show agencies that a solution to the problem they have been struggling with finally exists.”Third Sector Systems (www.thirdsectorsystems.com(link is external)) provides integrated organization-wide software solutions that connect all departments of nonprofit organizations. Third Sector Systems also provides free fundraising software to nonprofits at www.firstchair.com(link is external). Third Sector Systems has offices in Waterbury, VT and New York, NY.The New England Network for Youth, Child and Family Services (www.nenetwork.org(link is external)) is the training and networking center of choice for over 100 public and private child, youth and family service agencies throughout the region, with headquarters in Burlington Vermont and offices throughout New England.last_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Denver Post:Xcel Energy, Black Hills Colorado Electric, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Platte River Power Authority announced Tuesday that they will join the California Western Energy Imbalance Market. (WEIM) Starting in 2021, the four utilities will be able to trade electricity in real time with utilities in California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming.“The decision is an important next step in our efforts to keep our customers’ bills low and provide more 100% carbon-free energy like wind and solar,” said Alice Jackson, president of Xcel Energy Colorado, in a statement.The utilities, with the exception of Colorado Springs, which will join in next year, currently have a joint dispatch agreement, the equivalent of a mutual aid society. If someone is short of electricity on a given day, say because a gas turbine went down, the others will step in and fill the gap. If they have a surplus, the others will see if they can make use of it.Within two years, if everything goes as planned, they will have dozens of other partners to turn too, all on the fly. If it is cloudy and snowing in eastern Colorado, the four utilities can pick up power from solar arrays in California or a hydro dam in Washington. If it’s a blustery day here, they can sell the extra wind power rather than shut turbines down because there isn’t enough demand.[Aldo Svaldi]More: Xcel Energy announces it will join forces with California, western states Colorado utilities to join California’s western energy market, boosting options for renewableslast_img read more


first_imgBy Dialogo May 10, 2013 The general did not rule out that this addition might balance out – though not entirely in favor of El Salvador – the difference in air power between his country and its regional neighbors, whose forces surpass Salvadoran ones. Funes confirmed the proposal to purchase a fleet of 10-second-hand Cessna A-37 aircraft from Chile, through a loan for $8.6 million, equal to $860,000 per aircraft. The Salvadoran Air Force (FAS) will acquire a fleet of second-hand Chilean Cessna A-37 fighters, ruling out, at least temporarily, the newer Brazilian light attack fighter Super Tucano, the most novel and optimal operating aircraft in terms of investment per flight hour. For his part, the Salvadoran Minister of National Defense, Major General Atilio Benítez, stated that he discussed the issue with his Chilean counterparts at the Central American Armed Forces Conference, which was held in Uruguay. This was confirmed by Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes during a speech at the ceremony to commemorate the 189th anniversary of the creation of the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES), held on May 7, and known as the ‘Day of the Soldier.’ “If the loan is approved, this fleet will strengthen our Air Force, which has not been properly supported in recent decades. We are submitting this request to the honorable Legislative Assembly in due time. Congressmen and congresswomen know that the Armed Forces, particularly the Air Force, will be thankful,” Funes said during his speech at the Military School in San Salvador on May 6. “We have these same aircraft and with this (the addition of Chilean equipment), we are strengthening the force; further, a stock of spare parts is included, which might be useful for some of our non-operational equipment,” Benítez stated. This purchase would discard the initiative from late 2010, when Funes had also confirmed his intention to buy ten new Brazilian Embraer EMB314/A29 Súper Tucano light attack fighters for an investment valued at more than $ 100 million, and a unit price of $10 to $12 million per aircraft.last_img read more


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » We have to hand it to The Federal Reserve; what they have managed to do with the investment-grade and high-yield bond and loan market has been remarkable. Back in March, they announced a Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) to provide liquidity to frozen markets. They would use this facility to buy investment-grade corporate bonds, high-yield corporate bonds that were investment-grade prior to March 20, 2020, and investment-grade ETFs. The U.S. Treasury provided $25 billion in capital, which meant that the Fed could buy about $250 billion.From that announcement, investment-grade corporate bonds, (using the MARKIT CDX IG 5-year Index) have tightened 85 basis points, or 56% from their widest. High-yield corporate bonds (using the MARKIT CDX HY 5-year Index) have tightened 443 basis points, or 50% from their widest, and high-yield leveraged loans (using the S&P/LTSA Leveraged Loan Price Index) has increased in price 14 points and is now back to the “Mendoza Line” for that asset class, at $90.For those who do not follow baseball, Mario Mendoza was a slick-fielding shortstop who played in the Major Leagues in the 1970s. Mario was such a poor hitter, however, that he established the line in batting average futility of .200 and hence, “The Mendoza Line.” Additionally, this melt-up in corporate debt occurred while nearly $1 trillion of new corporate debt was issued!last_img read more


first_imgA full list of dates and pricing can be found here. Partneirng with WSKG Public Radio, the program will teach those between the ages of 6-10 about the many creatures and furry friends scattered throughout the zoo. The zoo is now offering ‘Zoo School featuring Wild Kratts,’ an educational program influenced by the PBS program ‘Wild Kratts.’ “It’s nice to be able to offer more opportunities for kids to come in, learn a little bit about the animals and offer them something when they normally wouldn’t have a lot going on in the area,” Grippen said. Grippen also told 12 News the zoo received a grant which allowed for the program to pay for five students for Horace Mann Elementary School to take part in the winter program. The program will also run on the holidays of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20) and Presidents’ Day (February 17).center_img The program will run every Saturday from January 4 till February 22, with options for a full-day or half-day session. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park has officially opened it’s doors for a winter session, and there’s now an educational opportunity for kids. On Saturday, dozens of children in the program toured the zoo, feeding goats and engaging with animals. Education manager at the zoo Melissa Grippen told 12 News it’s nice to offer something new to children during what many consider the off-season for the zoo. last_img read more


first_imgThe attack came hours after 39 pupils and staff were wounded in a knife attack at a rural primary school in south China’s Guangxi region. The attacker, reportedly a 50-year-old security guard at the school, was apprehended. Violent knife crime is not uncommon in China, where firearms are strictly controlled, with a number of similar attacks at schools in recent years.Topics : Three people were killed and seven wounded in a stabbing spree at a supermarket in rural southeast China, police said Friday.The suspected attacker, a 35-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the incident late Thursday in Fujian province, they said in a statement, without specifying the kind of weapon used.The injured were in stable condition in hospital, they added.last_img