first_img Full Name* Share via Shortlink Mack Real Estate CEO Richard Mack and one of his new hotels at 51 Nassau Street. (Getty, ING)Mack Real Estate has gained control of a seven-hotel portfolio for what appears to be a major discount.The developer paid transfer taxes on $315.8 million — or less than 40 percent of the portfolio’s 2016 value of $816.3 million — for the seven properties, all of which are in Manhattan.Earlier this year, the firm initiated UCC foreclosure proceedings against the owners of the properties, a joint venture between Hersha Hospitality Trust and Chinese investment firm Cindat Capital Management. Those firms defaulted on an $85 million mezzanine loan issued in 2018 by Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies.The portfolio hit the auction block on Jan. 21, and Mack was apparently the winner, according to a transfer tax document filed with the city.ADVERTISEMENTMack Real Estate declined to comment on the transaction. Hersha and Cindat did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Read more7 Manhattan hotels head to auction blockElectra America, AKA launch $500M hotel fundUnderwater hotel owners are walking away from their properties Commercial Real EstateforeclosureHotel MarketManhattan Email Address* The seven hotels are located in Times Square, Chelsea, Herald Square and the Financial District operating under the Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn and Candlewood Suites brands. The properties are at 116 West 31st Street, 108 West 24th Street, 337 West 39th Street, 339 West 39th Street, 343 West 39th Street, 51 Nassau Street and 126 Water Street.The portfolio had been fully owned by Hersha until 2016, when the Philadelphia-based REIT sold a 70 percent majority interest to Cindat in a deal worth $571.4 million.The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit in the pandemic-driven economic downturn, with both smaller and major hotel brands being forced to hand their keys over to lenders. The owner of the Hilton Hotel in Times Square, for example, surrendered the property to one of its mortgage owners.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Message*last_img read more


first_imgThe commensal relationship between a snailfish, tentatively identified as Careproctus sp. (Osteichthyes: Liparidae), and the lithodid crab Paralomis formosa (Crustacea: Lithodidae) was photographed in situ using a baited camera vehicle, deployed at depths of 625-1525 m around Shag Rocks and South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. The series of time-lapse photographs taken clearly showed that the small liparid fish `hitched rides’ on the crabs, presumably attaching to the dorsal carapace and legs of the crabs by means of their ventral sucking disk. Liparid fish of 20-90 mm total length, corresponding to juveniles and adult sizes, were observed on the crabs and indicate that Careproctus sp. is closely associated with P. formosa for the whole of the life cycle of the fish. Such an association may provide the snailfish with protection from potential predators as well as a means of transport towards food-falls but at no apparent cost to the crabs.last_img

first_imgTwo sediment cores from the deep-sea Murray Canyons area, south of Kangaroo Island, Australia were investigated for quantity and composition of terrigenous material. Spanning the last 175 ka, terrigenous matter from these cores provides evidence for changes in sea level and palaeoclimate of the adjacent Australian continent. Located offshore Australia’s major river system, the Murray-Darling, the sediment cores record varying inputs of suspended river clays. High input prevails during glacial periods, when sea level is low and the river discharges directly at the edge of the continental shelf Today, and during previous periods of high sea level, the Mouth of the River Murray is more than 200 km away from the core sites, sedimentation of terrigenous matter is reduced and consists primarily of aeolian dust. However, even during periods of high sea level in the early Holocene (11-6 ka), river clays reached the core site, indicating a stronger discharge from the Murray and more humid conditions in the catchment area. The present mode of low-input aeolian sedimentation over the core sites was only established 4 ka ago. Differences in composition of the river clays between the penultimate glacial (isotope stage 6) and the last glacial maximum (isotope stage 2; LGM), as well as different clay mineral assemblages between the two cores during the LGM suggest that palaeodrainage on the exposed shelf varied between sea level lowstands. Minute changes in shelf morphology could have prevented the “Palaeo-River Vincent”, a river which drained the glacially dry Gulf St. Vincent, from joining the course of the Murray during the LGM. Clay mineral evidence suggests that this palaeo-river did join the Murray during the penultimate glacial and significantly altered the clay mineral signature from the Murray-Darling catchment area.last_img read more


first_img Horse Sport Enews Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP The stunning Champion Stallion of the 10th Oldenburg Saddle Licensing was the strong-moving Splendid by San Amour I out of N-Infinity by Dream Boy – Friedensfürst/T., bred by Rob Zandvoort from Belgium, and owned by Rlz Bvba, Belgium.“A majestic appearance when he enters the ring: black, very swinging and long-legged with a lot of shoulder freedom and good mechanics. We expect a lot from this stallion for the upper dressage sport, who is equipped with the necessary sensitivity and the right attitude,” is how Oldenburg’s licensing commissioner Bernhard Thoben described the winner.The test rider Charlott-Maria Schürmann enthused: “The feeling is mega, I have never ridden such a great stallion before.” The exceptional talent with his noble bloodlines comes from a successful dressage dam line: Dam N-Infinity was already successful at advanced level at the age of seven. Granddam Fatinitza was a grand prix winner under Tatyana Makarova (RUS). Also out of the dam line is European champion Rendezvous, ridden by Michael Klimke (GER). The stallion is for sale in the Online Auction.Starting April 19th, buyers have the opportunity to bid for the champion stallion as well as some licensed and non-licensed stallions from the Oldenburg Saddle Licensing. The Online Auction ends on Wednesday, April 21st. Trying out of the stallions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment only.The Reserve Champion title went to a son by Foundation out of Gwendolyn by Wynton – Ferro – De Niro, bred by M.C. van’t Hoff from the Netherlands, and exhibited by Gestüt Bonhomme from Berlin. Dam Gwendolyn is the sister of the licensed stallion Le Formidable by Bordeuax. His second dam Vienna is the sister of the star sire Bretton Woods by Johnson under Matthias Alexander Rath.The Ic-premium was awarded to a stallion by Frascino out of Fahra-Diva by Lauries Crusador xx – Dormello – Placido, bred by Frank & Christine Lange, Porta Westfalica, and exhibited by Peter Aringer from Herford. His third dam Farena is the sister of the World Cup winner Delaunay OLD by Dr. Doolittle under the Swedish rider Patrik Kittel. A highlight of this performance was a very ground covering, tactful walk. The stallion is for sale.All in all, the licensing committee of the Verband der Züchter des Oldenburger Pferdes licensed nine out of 14 stallions.Please click here to view the auction lot.~ with files from Tobias Hemken Tags: Dressage, breeding, Oldenburg Saddle Licensing, Splendid, Oldenburger Pferdes, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more


first_img Authorities September 29, 2017 View post tag: Janus View post tag: NATO View post tag: Submarine rescue Taking part in the submarine escape and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch for the first time, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) supported the exercise using a new digital underwater acoustic communications capability providing more effective command and control to escape and rescue operations.After 10 years of development by CMRE and partners, with support from the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the first ever standard for digital underwater communications was established in March 2014.It’s called Janus and is known in formal terms as STANAG4748. Adopted globally, Janus can make military and civilian, NATO and non-NATO devices interoperable, providing them all with a common language with which to communicate and arrange to cooperate.The prospect of employing Janus for submarine rescue operations is very attractive. Currently, communications during rescue operations are performed solely with the analogue underwater telephones and the usage of the phonetic codes alpha to zulu.This has the clear problem of needing an operator (that may be required for other equally critical tasks) to handle the communications on the submarine side.Stress and language phonetic biases may also play a role in the success of the data exchange. By employing Janus for rescue communications, the operator requirement can be removed with automated systems transmitting critical data, and human factors may be removed altogether.Such operator-dependent factors play an important role in the ability to properly decode analogue underwater telephone communications.Throughout the exercise CMRE worked closely with Spanish Navy submarine ESPS Tramontana, the NATO Submarine Rescue System, ITS Anteo (Italian Navy) and TCG Inebolu and Alemdar (Turkish Navy).center_img NATO’s underwater communication tool debuts at submarine rescue drill Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO’s underwater communication tool debuts at submarine rescue drill View post tag: Dynamic Monarch Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgThe Department of Otolaryngology at the West Virginia UniversitySchool of Medicine is seeking an Otologist to be part of ourdynamic program and expand clinical and researchactivities.Our highly experienced and fellowship-trained faculty, coupled withstate-of-the-art technology, provide comprehensive high qualitycare in the subspecialty areas of Otolaryngology: Otology,Allergy/Rhinology, Laryngology, Pediatric Otolaryngology, H&NOncology and reconstructive surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroiddisorders, Sleep disorders, Plastics and Cleft lip/palate services.Many of our faculty and all of our residents are actively engagedin research projects that help us constantly improve our patientcare in both the hospital and clinical settings. Paid relocation and 100% employer-contributed 401Research and academic opportunity / excellent work-lifebalance with little callFree college tuition to WVU for dependents / onsitechildcareVideo highlighting our growth and our beautifulstate: WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes thephysicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West VirginiaUniversity School of Medicine; six community hospitals; fourcritical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital that is underexpansion, and all anchored by a 700-bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, white-waterrafting, and many others.Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (theemployer accepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible toobtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidatesmust be board certified/eligible by the American Board ofOtolaryngology and have completed otology/Neurotologyfellowship.To learn more, visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/otolaryngology/or submit your CV directly to Kelli Piccirillo, PhysicianRecruitment, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/ Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more


first_imgWesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, doesnot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, maritalstatus, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,learning disability or physical disability, political belief,veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information ornon-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications fromwomen and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiriesregarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discriminationpolicies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President forEquity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, [email protected] Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse,energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking andpractical idealism go hand in hand.Position DetailsThe Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at WesleyanUniversity seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professorbeginning September 1 2021, with substantive research and teachinginterests in gender and sexuality studies, broadly construed.Research and teaching interests in Transnational Feminism and/orRace, Gender and Sexuality preferred. Feminist, Gender andSexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering anundergraduate major in the study of gender and sexuality ascategories of analysis and experience within the broad matrices ofrace, class, ethnicity, and nation. Wesleyan is a highly selectiveliberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching veryhighly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, andoffers competitive salaries and benefits. The Visiting AssistantProfessor will teach an introductory level Gateway course in genderand sexuality studies ( FGSS 200), as well as other courses in theVAP’s area of specialization, and will carry a 3/2 teachingload.Minimum QualificationsPh.D. or advanced graduate course work in women’s and genderstudies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Philosophy,Media Studies, relevant area studies, or other relevant academicdiscipline required; a successful candidate may be hired as anInstructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at thetime of appointment.Special Instructions To ApplicantsYou will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items werequire, which are a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement ofteaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence ofteaching effectiveness (if available). In the cover letter,applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’scommitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as theirexperience working with individuals from historically marginalizedor underserved groups.You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of threereferees from whom we may obtain confidential letters ofrecommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the emailaddresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the mostup-to-date email addresses for each one).After you have submitted all of the required documents, you willsee a confirmation number. At that point, each of your refereeswhose email address you have provided will receive anautomatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit aletter of reference for you.Additional InformationApplications received after February 7th may not receive fullconsideration.Please contact Nicole Potestivo, Administrative Assistant of theFGSS Program ([email protected]), with any questionsregarding the position or application process.Note for Interfolio users:We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. Fromyour Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method toupload your letters directly to our online application.For further instructions, look here:http://product-help.interfolio.com/m/27438/l/266289-confidential-letter-uploads-to-online-application-systemslast_img read more


first_imgIs this employee on a H1B Visa? Required Licenses/ Certifications Job Category Application Process/Additional Information Preferred Hiring Standards For more information on ORP, visit:Retirement Plans Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Posting will close on or before Anticipated Hiring Range$95,000-$115,000 Scope of SearchNational Posting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV) Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities University TitleChief Curator 1 Employee GroupUniversity Employee Is this position eligible to participate in alternative workarrangements?Yes Position Number591470 FLSA IndicatorExempt Position Information Organizational Overview CampusMonroe Park Campus The Senior Curator will commission, develop, oversee and implementthe exhibitions and programs for the ICA . The Senior Curator willbe responsible for commissioning new work and working with livingartists, as well as championing and stewarding projects throughideation, the full production process, and exhibition.The Senior Curator will be responsible for forging and maintainingeffective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders,board members, vendors, and ICA staff. The Senior Curator willsupport, supervise, and evaluate several staff members, which mayinclude a curatorial assistant and interns, and interact withstudents, faculty, donors, volunteers, and the public.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Curator will produce, promote, support and presentcontemporary arts and stimulate critical discussion around the artsand broad cultural issues. Working closely with the ICA ExecutiveDirector and ICA staff, the Senior Curator will develop, oversee,and implement the overarching artistic vision for the Institute.This role will be responsible for commissioning new work anddeveloping an ambitious and innovative interdisciplinary slate ofexhibitions, programs, public events, special projects,publications, and artist residencies that engage the University,students, faculty, the broader Richmond community, andbeyond.The primary purpose and general responsibilities can beconsolidated into three broad categories:Program Development and Delivery:• Work with the Executive Director and Curatorial team to developannual programs that support the ICA’s mission of creatingproductive opportunities for artists, valuable new experiences foraudiences and critical steps in the advancement of contemporaryart• Provide high-level leadership, strategy development, planning andmanagement for new initiatives ensuring goals and strategies forexhibitions and programs are consistent with overall strategicplanning• Responsible for identifying and developing exhibitions, projects,and events that expand audiences, increase the visibility of VCUand the ICA, employ innovative curatorial strategies to promotecontemporary artists, and reflect current artistic, cultural andsocial concerns, locally, nationally and internationally• Work with the ICA’s Exhibition and Administration Department inthe development and project management of exhibitions, projects,and events• Provide dynamic new contexts and frameworks for contemporarypractice and provide meaningful support to artists; pushingboundaries in the field and generating new concepts that are theforefront of contemporary art and relevant for institution-makingas we see it today• Generate forward-thinking ideas and creative work that’s new andexciting but also meaningful and worthwhile, with an understandingof digital media, publishing and redistribution strategies• Work closely with the Communications & Content Strategy teamto communicate, promote, and publicize the ICA’s exhibitions andprograms; considering the Institute’s overall content strategy whendeveloping new work• Partner with the Development office to assist with fundraisingactivities for exhibitions and programs including securing grants,planning of fundraising events, sponsorship, and gifts• Identify grant opportunities and create relationships withfunding bodies; understand the landscape of granting organizationsrelevant to the ICA’s mission• Develop work with grants in mind and recognize thoseopportunities within the curatorial team; guide the creative staffin developing projects into award-winning endeavorsManagement Responsibility:• Assess and determines proper course of action for all sensitivesituations and recognize when issues need to be elevated to theDirector of the ICAImplement creative vision through partnership with multiple teamacross the ICA ; the ability to create connections between teamsand bring staff and partners along on the journey from ideation tocreation to execution• Provide creation leadership through collaboration and technicaland organizational transparency (work-related and ethical) andprovide critical thought around institutional structure• Demonstrate comprehension of innate value of all skills andexpertise across the ICA ; champion differences that are an assetto the institution• Exercise an understanding and sensitivity to the unique body offaculty, staff, students,artists, performers, and advisory board members, and exhibitprofessional ethics for working deeply with diverseconstituency• Make routine decisions using discretion and judgment and showsinitiative with little outside supervisionIdentify and analyze project and program fundingopportunities• Assist the Executive Director with strategic and businessplanning• Provide clear, direct communication among staff who are producingprojects; practice equitable and articulate coordination duringproduction• Show creative thinking above and beyond exhibitions—consider howprojects will be made, how they will it live in their designatedspaces• Demonstrate a commitment to commissioning work; champion andsteward projects from start to finish, including providing guidanceon what happens to the work after the exhibition (placing it inother institutions, generating ideas for redistributing the work ina tactical way)Partnerships, Education & Stakeholder Relations:• Routinely engage key constituencies including students, faculty,the community, including local business, industry, and non-profitleaders, artists, designers, performers, board members, andvolunteers and encourages service on ICA committees to fostercommunity partnerships and engagement• Initiate and maintain strong relationships with relevant museums,galleries, cultural institutions, community groups, universitiesand stakeholders to enhance organizational profile andoutreach• Work with key staff to develop strategic community partnershipsand educational programs that meet the needs of our constituenciesand extend the reach of the ICA into the city’s various communitiesand surrounding areas• Understand the audience for ICA programs and work with theVisitor Experience team to develop programs and modalities for theprograms that recognize the audience and invite them to engage withthe ICA through research, community collaboration, etc.• Establish effective working relationships with staff and otherkey stakeholders and demonstrate creative leadership• Work as part of a team to cultivate and steward relationshipswith donors, sponsors and funding bodies as required• Serve as a resource to VCU’s School of Arts in such activities asproducing work that becomes a resource for students, generating newideas for education and programming, fostering relationships,helping with research programs or teaching, exploring opportunitiesfor creative initiatives, or working with students in developingexhibition programming University Code28511 ORP EligibleYes DepartmentInstitute For Contemporary Art Recruitment TypeJob Series Job Open Date01/15/2021 Resource CriticalYes • Master’s degree in education, art, history, architecture, museumstudies, curatorial studies, or a related field• 5 to 10 years of high-level experience working in museums,contemporary art focused festivals, nonprofit art organizations, orgalleries,• Demonstrable knowledge of current contemporary arts practices andthe broader cultural sector, both nationally andinternationally• Demonstrated experience developing and implementing long rangestrategic plans along with oversight of the curatorial, education,registration, and art preparation areas• Experience managing operating budgets up to $2 milliondollars• Practical project management experience with exhibitions,publications, and programs from conceptualization through executionwith proven results• Evidence of strong working relationships with a diverse range ofcontemporary artists, dealers, curators, scholars, collectors, andjournalists• Demonstrated experience and interest in identifying and workingwith groups and cultures that have traditionally been omitted fromthe canon (for example: underrepresented communities)• Experience working with living artists on commissioned projectsand have a deep understanding of the production aspect ofexhibitions and projects• Familiarity with current market for contemporary art and anawareness of ethical practices and legal and contractual issuesregarding contemporary art• Demonstrated experience working in an environment that fostersdiversity, inclusion and belonging among faculty, staff, andstudents, or a commitment to do so as a staff member at theICA• Demonstrate a commitment to making diversity a priority whenbuilding relationships outside of the ICA and providing creativeand professional opportunities for vendors, communityorganizations, creative partners, freelance, contract and studentworkers)• Successful track record with donor cultivation, grant writing,marketing and publicrelations initiatives• Experience collaborating with key constituents to build strongcampus, local, regional,national, and international relationships• Proven ability working within a diverse university setting andengaging students andfaculty to ensure alignment of exhibition program and thematicinvestigations in relation to research and teaching prioritiesacross diverse disciplines• Excellent verbal/written communication and customer serviceskills• Ability to problem­ solve using sound judgment and professionaldiscretion• Proven ability to develop presentation materials for conferences,lectures, and otheressential meetings• Demonstrated ability to work independently and takeinitiative• Demonstrated strong work ethic and time management skills• Strong organizational skills required and ability to attend todetails• Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, handle multiple tasksand meet deadlines• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as astaff member at VCU Open Until FilledYes Position TypeStaff Sensitive PositionNo Working TitleSenior Curator University Job FamilyMuseums & Fine Arts Hours/Week40 Job StatusFull-Time Is this a restricted position?No Minimum Hiring Standards Normal Work Days/HoursM-F, 10-6, some weekends and evenings At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. • Experience writing and editing publications for museums,galleries or art institutions• Experience working with international and indigenious artists orvenues• Research interest in the global south and diaspora Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102846last_img read more


first_imgMy grandmother was a professional amateur historian.Stacked on shelves and tables around her house were books and pamphlets about Wise County and Norton, Virginia, where she lived the vast majority of her life. In college, I ended up majoring in history, and I credit much of my early interest in times past to the hours I spent rifling through the books she collected or wrote. Contained therein were images chronicling the early settlers of the mountains of Southwest Virginia, their hardscrabble existence captured forever in sepia or black and white.Looking back at early 20th century Appalachia is an interest I share with violinst and singer/songwriter Jenny Scheinman. Here latest record, Here On Earth, drew its earliest inspiration from a film project called Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, a collection of archived movie footage shot across the North Carolina Piedmont between 1936 and 1942.Scheinman found common ground between the stark, deliberate lifestyle captured in those Depression era loops and her own approach to music; honest, raw, and self-reliant.I was able to chat with Jenny Scheinman about the new record, the images that so captured her from the film footage, and using a fiddle tune to break out of prison.*BRO – What was it about the footage of the Depression era South that inspired this collection of songs?JS – It’s loosely based on the old time acoustic fiddle music that was played all through Appalachia and the South throughout the Depression. The band in our live show is based on a specific scene of an old time country dance party in which the dancers are accompanied by a little string band – fiddle, resonator guitar, and banjo. Here On Earth takes that acoustic core and adds the cinematic element of Bill Frisell’s big electric swarmy open vista heart sound – he is in the movie when there is no movie.BRO – Is there a particular sequence in Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait that you have a hard time getting out of your head?JS – I have really strong and specific feelings for many of the characters in the film. When I’m playing the show, it feels like we’re relating to each other. They dance to the music, they look up at me, and yet, of course, they’re dead. It’s like a fever dream loop where the same paradoxical system keeps circling around and around. There’s a girl in the beginning and the end of the show who haunts me. I call her Freya. She twirls in slo-mo, looking down at her feet and then up at the camera, mysteriously, like she understands something we don’t.BRO – We are featuring “A Kid Named Lily” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JS – I started writing lyrics to this one with my niece, Lily, when we were up at my mom’s house a few years ago. We were serenading a little brown goat that just been born in the barn, and I had my fiddle and Lily was swinging her legs off of a hay bale. It was all very country. It started very PG – I had a goat and her name was Lily/hair like a cinnamon swirl – and ended up  . . .  not so.BRO – Trail Mix included a track from Danny Barnes last month. How was it working with him on this project?JS – I wanted these songs to have banjo and fiddle at their core. That old time core, that magic combination. And Danny was the man. I’m such of fan of him and his music. I’ve been trying to lure him into the mix for years. We tried in 2013, and then again the year after that, but between our two remote locales and touring schedules, it just never seemed to work. Finally, when I just couldn’t get him out of my head, I made a little pilgrimage up to the San Juan Islands and we recorded at a little home studio there near his house. He blew our minds.BRO – Should you ever end up in the pokey, what’s your go to fiddle tune?JS – Maybe something hypnotic, like “Rowan.” I’d put a spell on the guards and then run for it.Jenny Scheinman is out west this weekend, with two shows scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Early May will find her in New York City before she heads abroad for some dates in Japn.For more information on Jenny Scheinman, her new record, or Kannapolis: A Moving Portait, please check out her website.* One of my favorite parts in researching this piece was reading about a childhood conversation Jenny had with her mother while they were traveling in the car. Jenny’s mother urged her to learn poetry, for the sole purpose of entertaining the other prisoners after Jenny inevitably landed in prison. Jenny later took up fiddle, figuring it might be an even more powerful tool on the prisoners – and perhaps, even, the guards.last_img read more


first_imgThe process of organoleptic evaluation of wine is decentralized by wine-growing regions – evaluation at the regional level, regional organizations propose evaluators from their own area, so, for example, wine from Pelješac will not be evaluated by licensed sensors from Kutjevo. The Croatian Center for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (through the Institute of Viticulture, Enology and Oil Production) will provide the necessary infrastructure for wine evaluation and guarantee the anonymity of samples. Increased control over the production and trade of grapes and wine has been ensured – it works protection of producers and consumers, clear competencies in control, rights and obligations of users are established, which along with the planned strengthening of human resources in the field of control provides a necessary precondition for better control of production and trade of grapes and wine in order to combat the gray market. At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia adopted the Draft Proposal of the Law on Wine, which was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with producers from the wine and viticulture sector. With the new law on wine, we adopt the legal framework for the production of grapes and wine, the sale of wine in market-transparent conditions, we strengthen the role of wine associations and we improve the marketing of wine.  “The new law on wine envisages decentralization of wine evaluation, greater control on the ground and contributes to an administrative burden of 33% compared to existing regulations.We have also provided our winemakers with non-refundable financial assistance for the establishment of new vineyards, investments in wineries and wine promotion, and prepared a new National Program for Assistance to the Wine Sector from 2019-2023. with HRK 83 million in support per year”Said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolusic.The draft proposal of the Wine Act regulates the legal framework and implementation of five EU Regulations in the field of production, trade and protection of labels in the field of wine, as well as the competent authorities for implementing this law, geographical areas of grape growing, grape varieties, oenological procedures and practices , vineyard register, pre – marketing quality system, system of protected wine labels, production of fruit wines and supervision and control of production and trade.In addition, the new law introduces new elements into the wine and viticulture system: All fees for controls on the placing on the market of wine are abolished, and thus HRK 12 million is returned to the wine sector for marketing activities.  Record stamps are abolished, which were mandatory before the wine was placed on the market, and the marketing labeling of wine is established through four new wine-growing regions: Slavonia and the Croatian Danube region; Croatian Istria and Kvarner; Dalmatia and Central hilly Croatia.center_img It is envisaged to recognize four regional winemakers’ organizations – linked to the new regions with the aim of giving producers the right to manage promotional and marketing activities related to Croatian wines and their labeling. last_img read more