Sure, Paul McCartney made a name for himself as a member of The Beatles, but the legendary musician has maintained his fame as a songwriter with a solo career spanning over forty years. It’s that career that will be highlighted on Pure McCartney, a 67-track compilation documenting the many, many hits written by McCartney.Due out June 10th, Pure McCartney will be released in 2CD, 4CD, 4LP and digital formats; an important collectors item for any Beatles lover. With tracks like “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Live and Let Die,” “Ebony and Ivory,” there’s a seemingly-infinite pool of material that will be featured on the new release.“Me and my team came up with the idea of putting together a collection of my recordings with nothing else in mind other than having something fun to listen to,” said McCartney in a statement. “Maybe it’s to be enjoyed on a long car journey or an evening at home or at a party with friends? So we got our heads together and came up with these diverse playlists from various periods of my long and winding career.”“The word ‘career’ is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job… It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I’ve been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others.”For more information on the release, head to McCartney’s official website. Check out the tracklisting for the 4CD set, as well as the artwork, below:‘PURE McCARTNEY’: 4CD – 67 tracksDISC 1: 1. Maybe I’m Amazed2. Heart Of The Country3. Jet4. Warm And Beautiful5. Listen To What The Man Said6. Dear Boy7. Silly Love Songs8. The Song We Were Singing9. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey10. Early Days11. Big Barn Bed12. Another Day13. Flaming Pie14. Jenny Wren15. Too Many People16. Let Me Roll It17. New DISC 2:1. Live and Let Die2. English Tea3. Mull of Kintyre4. Save Us5. My Love6. Bip Bop7. Let ‘Em In8. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five9. Calico Skies10. Hi, Hi, Hi11. Waterfalls12. Band on the Run13. Appreciate14. Sing The Changes15. Arrow Through Me16. Every Night17. Junior’s Farm18. Mrs Vandebilt DISC 3: 1. Say Say Say [2015 Remix]2. My Valentine3. Pipes of Peace4. The World Tonight5. Souvenir6. Dance Tonight7. Ebony and Ivory8. Fine Line9. Here Today10. Press11. Wanderlust12. Winedark Open Sea13. Beautiful Night14. Girlfriend15. Queenie Eye16. We All Stand Together DISC 4: 1. Coming Up2. Too Much Rain3. Good Times Coming / Feel the Sun4. Goodnight Tonight5. Baby’s Request6. With a Little Luck7. Little Willow8. Only Mama Knows9. Don’t Let it Bring You Down10. The Back Seat Of My Car11. No More Lonely Nights12. Great Day13. Venus and Mars / Rock Show14. Temporary Secretary15. Hope For The Future16. Junk
View Comments Streep has been nominated for 18 Oscars and won three, for Kramer vs, Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady. She recently starred in another stage to screen adaptation, August: Osage County and headlines the upcoming Into the Woods movie. Her previous work with Nichols includes Angels in America, Postcards From the Edge and Silkwood. Master Class is a portrait of an opera diva told through her recollections of the glories, triumphs, and tragedies of her own life and career. The original production of Master Class won 1996 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actress (Zoe Caldwell as Callas) and Best Featured Actress (Audra McDonald as a student performing during one of the diva’s master classes). The 2011 Great White Way revival starred Tyne Daly and Sierra Boggess. Oscar winner Meryl Streep is set to star as Maria Callas in an HBO adaptation of Terrence McNally’s Master Class. According to The New York Post, EGOT-er Mike Nichols will helm the project, which is planning to start filming in January 2015.
Julie Borlaug is continuing the legacy of her late grandfather, agronomist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, and inspiring the next generation by advocating for innovation and technology in agricultural production to end world hunger.She will deliver the D.W. Brooks guest lecture, “Using Innovation and Technology to End Hunger and Poverty,” as part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) annual faculty awards celebration.The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2020, with a short Q&A session to follow.“Now is the time for us to demonstrate how our passion and dedication have found solutions to the major threats we face as a collective human species: food and nutrition security, environmental stability and sustainability,” Borlaug wrote in an Agri-Pulse column earlier this year, an example of her thought leadership and public communication about agriculture.Borlaug is vice president of external relations for Inari Agriculture, a seed company using data and biological science to transform plant breeding using approaches that significantly reduce inputs like land and water required to produce food and feed. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the company was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum last year.“Julie is the epitome of who we call an ‘agvocate’ — an agricultural advocate — who is using her skills and passion to solve and communicate global agricultural and environmental challenges,” said Joe West, interim dean and director of CAES. “We are delighted to have her speak to our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.”Borlaug has developed agricultural partnerships between public, private and philanthropic groups to expand the mission to feed the world’s hungry. She previously served as director of strategic initiatives for Texas A&M Agrilife Research, associate director of external relations for the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, and director of development for the American Cancer Society. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Texas A&M University and her master’s in business administration from the University of Dallas.Faculty awards announcedThe 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by the college, will be given to five faculty members for outstanding work across the college’s mission areas. The 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching goes to Gregory Colson, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, who has developed hands-on experiments and games for his classes to reinforce the material and give students a tangible experience to complement the theory lesson.The 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Research goes to Esther van der Knaap, a professor in the Department of Horticulture and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, who has spent much of her career working to understand the genetic shifts that have occurred between ancestral, wild tomato varieties and modern, cultivated tomatoes.The 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension goes to Tim Coolong, a professor in the Department of Horticulture, who primarily conducts vegetable field research but has worked on a broad variety of topics, from germplasm evaluation to food safety in vegetables to hemp production.The 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service Extension goes to Phillip Edwards, a UGA Cooperative Extension county coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Irwin County, who has conducted 139 applied research trials resulting in more than 50 state and/or national presentations and posters. The 2020 D.W. Brooks Faculty Award for Excellence in Global Programs goes to Bob Kemerait, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, who has been a leader in USAID-funded projects to improve peanut production among small-scale farmers in Guyana, Haiti and the Philippines and recently received a Fulbright award to work with faculty and farmers in the northern Philippines. “Although we can’t celebrate them together in person, we are delighted to honor these exceptional faculty members,” said West. “Each of them brings unique skills that strengthen our discoveries and dissemination of scholarly work through education and outreach programs. They exemplify the quality we strive for as a land-grant college.”The D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards is named in memory of the late D.W. Brooks, founder of Gold Kist Inc. Brooks started Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies in 1941. An alumnus and faculty member of CAES, Brooks advised seven U.S. presidents on farm and trade issues.For more information about this year’s event and to tune in to the D.W. Brooks Lecture on Nov. 10, visit dwbrooks.caes.uga.edu.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details The 2016 PSCU Member Forum is being held this week in Nashville, TN at the Country Music Hall of Fame Theater. Chuck Fagan, PSCU Pres/CEO, welcomed the crowd of more than 750 credit union executives to the event. Chuck spoke about blending the best of PSCU’s past to create the PSCU of the future. The focus of the event was people, purpose and passion and the blending of community and technology to partner with member credit unions moving forward.The day started out with three general sessions that were all keynotes in their own right.Marcus Buckingham, founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company, was first up with Find Your Edge: Win At Work. Marcus focused on how tricky it can be to harness excellence in organizations. Stating that as leaders we spend more time focusing on employee’s shortcomings then building on their strengths. We need to flip the script on this and spend more time building on people’s strengths and looking for marginal improvements in their weaknesses. Marcus gave tips and techniques to become better coaches and get the most out of an employee’s strength. He showed how to move past a one-size-fits-all approach to management.Next up was the co-founder of Square, Jim McKelvey. He is a man of diverse interests. An inventor, entrepreneur, glass blower, author and licensed pilot. Jim spoke of noticing a need in the market that led to founding Square and the future of payments. Profound change is coming to the payments industry. Jim predicts this change will happen in 2017 with the introduction of indoor location technologies to the market. Jim feels purchase data is the largest treasure trove of information being unused. Everyone wants a piece of this data but no one owns it. A land grab is going on from an avalanche of super valuable data that is on it’s way.Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she founded with Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Jenn is also a consultant at Zappos where she works on their culture and co-created the Zappos book, Delivering Happiness. The focus of her presentation was that happier employees create happier members which make our credit unions sustainable businesses. Jenn asked the questions “What are you goals in life? Why?” Usually all answers come back to being happy.Thursday’s line up includes NAFCU’s Dan Berger, speaker Jay Baer, and NFL Super Bowl winning coach and ESPN commentator Jon Gruden.You can follow along with live updates on Twitter at the hashtage #mforum16.
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to research conducted by Strategy Analytics and reported by NFC World, more than 100 million people will make an NFC (near-field communication) mobile payment in 2016. And within five years, the value of transactions conducted via NFC handsets will skyrocket to an estimated $240 billion.Digital wallets, such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay, sit squarely at the center of this growing market. And while the experts agree that all roads lead to a future economy that revolves around mobile, consumers to-date have been slow to embrace mobile payments, due at least in part to their perception that the technology is not secure.In fact, Raddon Financial Group research published in CU Today reveals that 56 percent of smartphone owners surveyed won’t make a mobile payment today over perceived security concerns.The reality is that the tokenization technology securing Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Android Pay transactions very effectively protects consumers from card fraud – and much more effectively than swiping a physical card, something consumers do routinely without hesitation. continue reading »
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU members will hear important updates on issues currently facing the industry – including data security standards, compliance with the Military Lending Act and website accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, among others – during today’s member-only call. The call is slated to begin at 4 p.m. Eastern; registration to join the call is still open.The “NAFCU Q3 Member Call” will provide a preview of the association’s Congressional Caucus – happening next week, Sept. 11-14 – and an insider view of the association’s ongoing advocacy efforts as Congress works on appropriations bills and nominations to regulatory agencies. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger will lead the call along with other senior government affairs staff, who will also review recent activities at the NCUA and Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (previously the CFPB).Register now for this free call, available as an exclusive benefit of membership in NAFCU. Members will be able to ask questions during the call; questions can also be submitted in advance during the registration process. continue reading »
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Susanne Biro Susanne Biro is a coach to C-suite and executive level leaders. She is also a seasoned facilitator, program designer, author and TEDx speaker. Along with Carrie Birkhofer and Christopher Beltran, … Web: www.syntrinaleadership.com Details When I ask executive audiences, “How many of you know that you need to have a conversation but you have been putting off actually having it?”, almost every hand will raise. Maybe your direct report hasn’t delivered the report when he said he would. Or perhaps you noticed how a newer team member has been a courageous voice on a challenging project. Whatever it is, we know we need to get better at addressing the real conversation, in real time, and to do so directly with the person or people involved. However, not many of us are comfortable doing so. Many prefer to avoid confrontation or any form of conflict. We are also surprisingly inept at sharing the positive impact others have upon our lives and/or the incredible contribution of their work. There are so many great things we think and feel about others that we simply do not share. For some, sharing the positive impact others have can be even more challenging than sharing the things we want them to do differently or better. After all, why provide feedback that sounds like praise? Isn’t it their job to get the work done well?We need to get better at having real conversations. The real conversation is the conversation you are having with yourself but are failing to have with the person or people involved. Unfortunately, whether you verbalize it or not, it is impacting you, all of your relationships, and the business.To be a truly effective as a leader, to lead with executive maturity, you must be able to have any level of conversation (the good, bad, and the ugly), with anyone (up, down, or across the organization) while remaining open, curious, and solution-orientated. If this sounds easy, it isn’t. Most of us are easily triggered by particular words, behaviors, or personalities, and can be highly sensitive and reactive on at least a few topics. We all have work to do. Here’s how to advance:The Five Questions Worksheet (below) is designed to help you bring greater awareness to the conversation playing out within you. Take pen to paper and complete the worksheet at least twice: once to prepare yourself to have a real conversation in which you want something changed. Then, complete it a second time for a conversation about something that is working exceptionally well that you simply need to acknowledge. The purpose of The Five Questions Worksheet is to speed up the time it takes for you to: (1) recognize the real conversation begging to be had, and (2) ensure you can effectively have it in real time.Your answers to these five questions will often be the exact conversation you want and need to have with the person or people in question. Answer the questions and then consider your answers a script for the conversation, which you might even share verbatim.When you have the conversation, speak from your own experience. You can do this most effectively by using “’I’ statements.” The five questions are designed to draw these from you (i.e., what I think, what I feel, what I want). Using “I” rather than “you,” “one,” or “we” when speaking makes your words direct statements of your own experience rather than attempts to interpret someone else’s. Making this one simple change can have a significant impact on your real conversation.Here is an example: “Raj, I thought we agreed (speak using “I” statements) that you would deliver the report to me on Friday at 10 am. However, I never received it nor heard from you (the situation/facts from your experience). What happened? (curiosity). For myself, I am confused and frustrated (what you are thinking and feeling), as this now holds up my ability to deliver the completed report to Mary on time, and thus, my reputation with her (what I am thinking, feeling, the impact). I am concerned I can’t count on you to do what you say you will do (the larger impact). Normally, I wouldn’t raise this because I have such respect for you and your work (what could hold me back from having the real conversation). However, I fear that if I do not raise it, I will no longer trust you or want to work with you (the important impact for the relationship and business). I am having this conversation because I really do want to work with you (my intention in having it). I would like us to set clearer expectations (what I want, my intention for having the conversation, solution-seeking). Another example:“Alex, I noticed (“I”-statement) you speak up at the recent all-hands meeting (situation, facts) and I want you to know I think it took a great deal of courage to share a dissenting opinion when the entire group wanted to proceed (my thoughts and feelings). I am glad you raised the issue because it made us all realize we were failing to consider critical aspects of the project (the important impact for the business). This is hard for me to say because I don’t want it to sound phony (what could hold me back from having the real conversation) but I want you to know admire your courage and that my trust and respect for you went through the roof (the important impact to the relationship). I am sharing this with you to ensure you know just how much I value you and your leadership (my intention for having it).We all need to become more aware of the conversations occurring within us and then to have the courage to share them directly. Let The Five Questions Worksheet be your guide to finding the most powerful and authentic language in which to have them.
The city of Vienna has announced the suspension of negotiations with Airbnb due to non-compliance with Austrian legislation.In Vienna, all renters of private accommodation for tourists, either directly or through online rental platforms, are required to pay a sojourn tax. For this purpose, renters must have a special account opened to which it is paid. The aim of the negotiations with Airbnb was to agree on the collection of fees directly from Airbnb and their forwarding to the City, writes Lider.mediaThe aim was to improve the control of the payment of sojourn taxes and to make it easier for renters to operate, so that in future data would be processed directly via the Internet from accommodation rental platforms. Airbnb rejected such a proposal, and the City decided to suspend negotiations due to non-compliance with Austrian legislation and the denial of the possibility of controlling earned sojourn taxes.”The city is not against the sharing economy. However, when a company does not respect Austrian law and is not ready to reach agreements on other issues, then we cannot successfully negotiate. ” said City Economy Councilor Peter Hanke.Villa Plama, Korcula / Photo: croatialuxuryrent.comIn addition to refusing to collect the sojourn tax, Airbnb also refused to provide the City with any information about its customers, such as whether a particular renter pays the sojourn tax. The termination of negotiations will not affect private renters who still have to comply with the legal obligation to open a special account for the payment of sojourn tax and send monthly statistical reports to the City.Following the termination of the negotiations, the City sent an official request to Airbnb to provide the requested user data within the legal deadline. In the event that Airbnb refuses to do so, the City will initiate administrative proceedings. Penalties for non-transmission data vary between 38 and 2100 euros per data.So far, the City of Vienna has reached agreements with 13 platforms for renting accommodation, and administrative proceedings have been initiated against five with which no agreement has been reached. In total, the City is in contact with 19 platforms, and is an example of good cooperation between city administrations and accommodation rental platforms. In addition, the City of Vienna is working to inform its own landlords who can find their rights and obligations on the City’s website.It is only a matter of time before other cities, ie states, wake up and seek cooperation according to the same model as in Vienna. It is simply a matter of regulating the payment of taxes in accordance with the law, which the landlords tried to avoid.This is by far the best example of how things should be regulated. Tax must be paid in each state, in accordance with the tax policy of each state. Thus, landlords must pay taxes in accordance with the Act, as well as all other entrepreneurs, who make money and sell their services or products. By direct cooperation with booking platforms, there is no blurring and everything is clear and transparent, so it is a win-win for everyone. The landlord who provides the accommodation service earns the booking platform its commission for connecting the buyer and the landlord and the state to which the tax was paid. In Croatia, this is regulated through the VAT ID number, and VAT is calculated only on the commission of booking pages.
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Governor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction Program
Governor Wolf Announces $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund New Air Pollution Reduction Program SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Environment, Infrastructure, Press Release, Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the roll out of new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests.The new initiative, Driving PA Forward, is aimed at permanently reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions statewide by as much as 27,700 tons overall by accelerating the replacement of older, polluting diesel engines with cleaner technologies.“Clean air is the cornerstone of a clean, healthy environment,” said Governor Wolf. “When Volkswagen cheated on its emissions equipment, it undermined that cornerstone. Today, through our new Driving PA Forward initiative, we will begin to remedy that by driving the transition towards advanced zero-emission and low-emission vehicles and accelerating the build-out of infrastructure necessary to support the next generation of transportation options.”“We encourage businesses to switch to cleaner alternatives and be the driving force behind cleaner air in the commonwealth,” said Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Driving PA Forward will provide grants and rebates to upgrade and replace vehicles with cleaner alternatives, particularly in areas of the commonwealth with the poorest air quality This isn’t just school buses and tractor-trailers; projects to replace or upgrade tugboats, forklifts, delivery trucks, and many more vehicles and equipment will be eligible for funding.”Emissions from diesel engines in trucks, buses, forklifts, and other transportation equipment account for over 25 percent of the NOx emissions in Pennsylvania. These emissions contribute to ground-level ozone, leading to poorer air quality and health impacts, especially for children and the elderly.”Diesel emissions also include fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), which can lead to health problems such as asthma and worsen medical issues such as heart and lung disease and emphysema.“Reducing smog and particle pollution is essential to maintaining healthy communities,” said Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine. “More than 380,000 children in Pennsylvania have asthma – something that is exacerbated by air pollution from diesel emissions. These grants and rebates will cut down on those emissions and help everyone breathe a little easier.”Eight grant and rebate programs will be available over the next five years, with as much as $39 million available for disbursement in year one. Programs will be rolled out throughout 2018.The Driving PA Forward grant and rebate programs include:Clean Diesel Grants: Competitive grants for diesel emission reduction projects, including but not limited to exhaust controls, engine upgrades, and engine and vehicle replacement. Eligible vehicles, engines, and equipment under this program include many of those eligible under other programs listed here, but also include those used in construction, agriculture, mining and other industries. Applications for these grants will be available this month.Electric Vehicle Fast Charging or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Equipment Grants: Competitive grants for the acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of electric vehicle (EV) fast charging equipment and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle supply equipment. Grant applications will be accepted beginning later this summer.Level 2 Light-Duty Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates: Rebates for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging equipment for both public and non-public use to charge electric vehicles. Rebates will be available beginning later this summer.Heavy-Duty Truck and Transit Bus Grants: Competitive grants for Class 8 trucks and transit buses. Model year 1992-2009 or older vehicles will be eligible for replacement or repowering with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel engines. Grant applications will be accepted starting later this summer.Medium-Duty Truck, School and Shuttle Bus, Port Drayage Truck Rebates: Rebates for class 4-7 trucks and port drayage trucks model year 1992-2009 and for school and shuttle buses older than model year 2009. Rebates will be available beginning later this summer.Shore Power Systems for Ocean-Going Vessel Grants: Competitive grants for upgrades to ports to enable compatible ocean-going vessels to plug in and rely on electric power while in port, rather than running diesel engines. Grant applications will be accepted beginning later this year.Forklift, Airport Ground Support Equipment, and Port Cargo Handling Equipment Grants: Competitive grants to repower or replace vehicles used in transit and transportation to fully electric models to reduce air pollution at ports, airports, and factories. Grant applications will be accepted beginning later this year.Ferry, Tugboat, and Freight Switcher Grants: Competitive grants to repower or replace eligible ferries, tugboats, and freight switcher locomotives. Grant applications will be accepted beginning later this year.More information on the grant and rebate programs, including program guidelines and application instructions for open grant and rebate programs, can be found at www.dep.pa.gov/drivePAforward. May 10, 2018