Last night, Comedy Central’s South Park ran its latest episode, “Hummels & Heroin”, which follows the elderly residents of the Shady Acres Retirement Community who have been hoarding painkillers. Drawing a parallel between nursing homes and prisons, South Park tapped Killer Mike, one half of the rap duo Run The Jewels, to spit some bars during this latest episode.Watch Killer Mike Interview George Clinton And Talk (Barber) Shop In This Special VideoAs the episode shows images of the elderly residents of the nursing home, Killer Mike raps, “They got me locked up in here/ And I’m sitting doing hard time/ Pissin’ in a metal bowl, eating shit from a lunch line/ They got me locked up/ In here, nobody knows you by your name/ You’re just a number, living under the bitch-ass rules of a broken game/ They put me here to die, left me angry and alone/ For the crime of being old, they threw me in this nursing home.”New South Park Features A Hilarious Hillbilly Send-Up Of Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” [Watch]The rap then continues, briefly focusing on more hilarious aspects of life in a nursing home by detailing a “hot piece of ass because she’s only 85” and pounding pussy on the next bingo night, before closing out the number by drawing comparisons between death row and hospice. You can check out Killer Mike’s rap on South Park below, or watch the full episode here. Killer Mike von run the Jewels ist Killer in South Park: Raps of mass incarceration pic.twitter.com/WheEPG0vcU— ?? Herr Kaschke (@herrkaschke) October 19, 2017
Journeyman folk singer and guitarist Ramblin’ Jack Elliot made a stop at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall for an acoustic headlining performance on Sunday night. Midway through the show, the Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir surprised fans to join in on the fun, while playing a few tunes alongside his longtime friend and live collaborator. The two veteran musicians treated Sunday night’s attendees to a pair of tasteful covers of “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Mule Skinner Blues”.Elliot and Weir took the stage in matching cowboy hats for Sunday night’s surprise sit-in. Weir’s brief participation in the show should come as no surprise, as the two men have played the Sweetwater stage together in the past, and Weir is a part-owner of the revamped music venue located just north of the Bay Area. Weir used his electric guitar for the evening, and stood beside a seated Elliot (on acoustic) while both musicians strummed away to Jimmie Rodgers and George Vaughan‘s “Mule Skinner Blues”, followed by “Me and Bobby McGee”. The latter tune was originally penned by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, and became one of the more popular covers within the Grateful Dead’s live catalogue throughout the early 1970’s.Weir seemed to really enjoy himself while belting out the “He-he-he-he-he-he” yodeling lines of “Mule Skinner Blues,” which earned him some well-deserved applause from the enthusiastic audience. Fans who missed Sunday’s show can tune into the fan-shot videos below to see the full (and partial) performances of both songs.Ramblin’ Jack Elliot with Bob Weir – “Me and Bobby McGee” – 1/13/2019[Video: rasberryripple1]Today, Bob Weir announced that his latest band, Wolf Bros, would be heading back out on tour with a run of 20 shows scheduled throughout most of March. Weir will also be heading to Mexico with Dead & Company later this week for the start of their annual Playing In The Sand destination event on January 17th-20th.
Renewable electricity projects and energy efficiency measures could have health benefits worth millions of dollars a year, according to a new study published August 31, 2015 in Nature Climate Change.Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed an assessment tool that calculated the public health and climate benefits of renewable or energy efficiency installations in the Mid-Atlantic and Lower Great Lakes region of the United States for 2012. Depending on the project type and location, the benefits ranged from $5.7 to $210 million per year. For example, a wind installation near Cincinnati was twice as beneficial as one in Virginia, largely because of Cincinnati’s higher downwind population density and greater reduction in coal-fired electricity. Jonathan Buonocore, research associate at Center For Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, told IEEE Spectrum that “how much coal is being displaced, and how many people live downwind of that coal plant” are the main drivers in how much benefit can be realized from renewable energy or efficiency measures.Buonocore says the model, dubbed Environmental Policy Simulation Tool for Electrical grid Interventions, or EPSTEIN, could be used to make policy decisions about where renewable energy projects should be installed in order to maximize their benefits. Read Full Story
Related Shows View Comments The cast of Puppet Titus Andronicus features Rinkel along with Adam Weppler, Sarah Villegas, Christopher Gebauer, Alex Offenkrantz, Tom Foran, Drew Torkelson, Shane Snider, A.J. Cote, Mindy Leanse, Ross Hamman and Abby Judd. Puppet Titus Andronicus is presented by the Puppet Shakespeare Players, who combine Muppet style puppetry with improvisational comedy and first folio techniques. The show features silly-string gore, a bunch of angry goths, a villainous anthropomorphic boar and all of the deaths, dismemberment, cannibalism and crimes against humanity that make Titus the “poetic atrocity” that it is. Puppet Titus Andronicus They make murder and cannibalism look so…cuddly! Puppet Titus Andronicus opens at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre on July 30. The Ryan Rinkel-helmed production will run through August 17. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014
Related Shows David Beach will join the cast of Something Rotten! on Broadway. The actor will take over for Brooks Ashmanskas as Brother Jeremiah beginning January 15 at the St. James Theatre. Ashmanskas will next appear in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation 0f 1921 and All That Followed.Beach last appeared on Broadway in Fish in the Dark. His additional stage credits include It’s Only a Play, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown and Moon Over Buffalo. On screen, he’s appeared on Veep, The Good Wife, Person of Interest and Blue Bloods.The current cast of Something Rotten! features Brian d’Arcy James, Tony winner Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vicchi and Michael James Scott.Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten! View Comments
Family tensions reach boiling point over Thanksgiving in off-Broadway hit The Humans, which will officially open on the Main Stem on February 18. Written by Stephen Karam and directed by Joe Mantello, the play is running at the Helen Hayes Theatre.To celebrate, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned the above portrait of the cast. There’s Reed Birney as Erik, Jayne Houdyshell as Deirdre, Arian Moayed as Richard, Lauren Klein as Fiona, Cassie Beck as Aimee and Sarah Steele as Brigid.Broadway.com wishes the The Humans team a happy opening—we’re thankful you’re here on the Great White Way! Star Files About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Reed Birney Jayne Houdyshell © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments
EIA: 2020 U.S. coal production to total 530 million tons, down 25% from prior year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The U.S. Energy Information Administration further lowered its coal production forecasts for 2020, predicting a 25% drop in domestic coal production from 2019 levels in its most recent “Short-Term Energy Outlook.”As the coronavirus pandemic battered electricity demand and brought construction sites and manufacturing plants around the world to a pause, the EIA began to revise down its outlook, predicting a 22% drop in April and then a 24.3% decline in May. Continuing that trend, the agency said in a June 9 report that U.S. coal mines would produce 530 million tons in 2020 from an estimated 705 million tons in the prior year, citing a compilation of negative market factors including slipping demand for coal-fired power generation and faltering steel and metallurgical coal demand overseas.Global steel and coking coal demand have diminished met coal output, resulting in a projected 35% decline in output from mines in the Appalachian region of the U.S., the report stated. Meanwhile, production in the Western region is expected to see a 25% drop due in part to reduced thermal coal demand from key export destinations including India and lower coal-fired electricity demand in the U.S., according to the report.U.S. metallurgical coal exports are expected to fall 32.3% in 2020 to 37.3 million tons from an estimated 55.1 million tons in 2019, according to EIA’s outlook. Thermal coal shipments overseas are similarly anticipated to sink 30.2% to 26.3 million tons from approximately 37.7 million the previous year.EIA maintained a view stated in May that production will recover in 2021 to roughly 549 million tons and that U.S. met coal and thermal coal exports will also rebound, a projection some market observers have disagreed with. In addition, the average delivered coal price will decrease from an estimated $2.02/MMBtu in 2019 to $1.98/MMBtu before increasing to $2.03/MMBtu in 2021, according to the report.[Jacob Holzman]More ($): EIA expects U.S. coal production will drop 25% below 2019 levels this year
36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Nussle Jim Nussle was named president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association in September 2014. Nussle, is a former eight-term congressman and director of the White House Office of … Web: www.cuna.org Details All around the country, August often means time with friends at barbeques, going on vacations and preparing for the kids to head back to school. Here in Washington, D.C., August means one thing – Congressional recess.Your U.S. Senators and Representatives are back in their states and districts through Labor Day. 535 Members of Congress are opening up their district offices, holding town hall meetings and other events for constituents. Here’s a chance to meet with them face to face at home. I hope you’ll invite these elected representatives of ours to visit your credit union, meet your employees and see the credit union difference come to life through people helping people.If a member isn’t able to make it to your credit union, try to meet with them in one of their district offices. Engaging in advocacy is telling your story and I encourage you to help them understand that what you do every single day is making a difference in the lives of your members. This is part of our 360 degree approach to advocacy; an approach to engage everyone, everywhere through grassroots, Hike the Hills and everything in between. I can tell you, as a former member of Congress, my time at home hearing from my constituents helped me represent them back on Capitol Hill.This August, I need your help. Add your voice to this effort. Make sure you’re out there telling your story– it’s more powerful coming from you than it is me saying it for you. I hope you’ll use this August to engage in credit union advocacy – after all, you’re the best advocates for the credit union movement.
When I was fresh out of college, I worked in the IT department as a help desk representative for an insurance company in upstate New York where I grew up. I was the person you called if you had a computer problem, forgot your password or couldn’t get your macros to work in Word Perfect.One day my boss told me he was going to hire another representative to help me and that this person would report to me. I didn’t really know much about leadership or managing, but from the outside, it looked pretty cool. Better pay, better title, a nice office and more authority. It seemed straightforward, a nice reward for doing good work. It seemed like when you became a manager, you’d finally made it.Four weeks later, I started managing for the first time. I had no idea what I was doing. I quickly figured out that management wasn’t so straightforward after all, and frankly, not as fun as I had imagined.As leaders, we need to give people a peek behind the curtain of what leadership really is before they become leaders. Perhaps then we will begin to fill leadership positions with people who want the job for the right reasons—to serve others and make an impact. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRepair Cafe Schenectady is grateful for the attention in the Jan. 29 High Notes section, but I must take issue with the wording in the piece. We aim to serve everyone, regardless of income, at our Repair Cafes. Certainly one benefit of repairing items is that it saves people money. But there are other important benefits such as keeping objects out of the waste stream, and saving energy by repairing, rather than replacing, one’s belongings.There can also be a sentimental aspect, as beloved items are repaired rather than being tossed. There is benefit to those who make the repairs, too. You just plain feel good when you use your skills to help someone. We take pride in teaching people how to make their own repairs and believe this leads to self improvement and empowerment. This is a core value of our initiative. Dave WestNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists