Early on in their career, Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus had a side-project by the name of Beanpole, which also included Derek Greenberg and Adam Gates from Spent Poets. The group aligned in the studio to produce weird, uninhibited records that never made it past the session. Now, thanks to Sean Lennon, co-collaborator in Claypool Lennon Delirium and son of John Lennon, recordings of Beanpole from 1984 through the late 1990s are being unearthed and released via his Chimera label. All My Kin, a 15-track record of unreleased Beanpole music, is due out on August 31st.“The idea behind Beanpole was to give musicians a chance to have fun in their studios without the pressure of having to produce tracks that were commercially viable,” Derek Greenberg told Rolling Stone.“To get the vibe of recording a Beanpole song, you have to place yourself in a secluded farm valley full of mutant hillbillies trying to recreate melodies that were found on a broken record of Disneyland ride music,” LaLonde added.“Musicians were encouraged to perform on instruments that they had not mastered,” continued Greenberg. “Musicians were not given much opportunity to learn their parts before the record button was pressed. Since the musicians knew they could not provide a polished performance, they were uninhibited by the need to demonstrate anything other than a modicum of competence. Mistakes were encouraged. Proper recording and mixing techniques were generally ignored.”Beanpole’s music was originally meant to release through Claypool’s Prawn Song, the short-lived sister label to Mammoth Records, which released the music of Primus side-projects, and beyond.“This effort was rejected by Mammoth Records and–from my understanding–Les’ Prawn Song label was dropped from Mammoth Records as a result,” Greenberg explained.Of course, as the news came out that Sean Lennon would be taking Beanpole’s music on his own label, Greenberg reacted with “shock and disbelief.”Today, you can listen to the first delightfully weird track from the album, “Farmer Loved an Onion”, below:[via Rolling Stone]
Offshore wind, battery linked in Scottish power project FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享UPI:The first battery used to store energy from wind power from a facility offshore Scotland was installed Wednesday, Norwegian energy company Equinor said.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, started handing out contracts to deliver a 1 megawatt lithium battery storage system for the Hywind wind farm off the Scottish coast last year. The company said Wednesday the system was connected so that Hywind power could move through submarine cables to the battery storage facility and then onto the Scottish grid.“As the wind is not always blowing energy storage technologies like batteries and other ways of storing electricity, is expected to become increasingly important to secure grid stability,” the company’s statement read.For Equinor, the battery component for wind energy adds support to its efforts to complement its oil and gas portfolio with “profitable renewable energy.” The company took “oil” out of its name earlier this year to reflect a changing energy business landscape.Sebastian Bringsvaerd, a development manager for Hywind and Batwind at Equinor, said the facility could serve as a teaching ground for the emergence of battery storage systems for wind. “We want to teach the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power,” he said in a statement. “The value in storage is not necessarily in the amount of energy you can store, but how you optimize, control and offer smarter energy solutions.”More: Batteries make offshore wind energy debut
By Dialogo December 14, 2010 Groups of military personnel went out on the streets of Montevideo to collect thousands of tons of garbage accumulated due to a strike by municipal employees, who agreed overnight to suspend the measure and return to work. Wearing face masks and gloves, dozens of members of the armed forces used shovels and in some cases machinery to collect the trash that had spilled out of containers in several city neighborhoods, watched over by the police at the express request of military commanders. Members of the three branches of the armed forces – the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force – participated in the operation, within the framework of a contingency plan aimed at preventing a possible health emergency in the city due to the accumulation of garbage, Defense Minister Luis Rosadilla explained. “This contribution has as its sole objective that of contributing to addressing the health emergency, should there be one. The participation of the Defense Ministry is not intended as a way to replace the usual work” of the Montevideo municipal workers, the minister indicated. The Uruguayan government issued a decree declaring sanitation an essential service, obliging the sanitation workers to return to work, in order to put an end to a succession of strikes that left more than seven thousand tons of garbage on the streets of the capital, where more than half of the country’s 3.4 million inhabitants live. The accumulation of trash took place at a time of high temperatures, as the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere summer approaches, and in the face of a warning from health authorities about the risk it posed to health.
In late April 2019, the Colombian Army, Air Force, Navy, and Police launched Operation Artemisa with 17,000 elements working to neutralize indiscriminate logging from the planting of illicit crops, as well as wildlife trafficking and illegal mining.“Protecting biodiversity is now a main national concern. Water resources, biodiversity, and the environment are strategic objectives,” said Colombian President Iván Duque at the launch of the military campaign. “Thanks to unmanned aerial vehicles, [we conduct] intelligence exercises that calculate the impact of actions onsite.”Colombian Army Colonel Jorge Armando Rodríguez Malaver, head of the Military Engineers Command department, told Diálogo about the results of the two first phases of the operation.Criminal groups start fires at Tinigua Natural National Park to capture species that will be sold on the black market. (Photo: Colombian Army Military Engineers Command)“In two months, Artemisa succeeded in recovering 1139 acres and three illegal routes. Authorities also captured 20 people, rescued 10 minors, and neutralized weapons and equipment for coca production and structures used in illegal mining,” said Col. Rodríguez.Preserving protected areas is Operation Artemisa’s main objective. The operation started at Chiribiquete National Park in Caquetá and Guaviare departments, the country’s largest rainforest covering nearly 10.5 million acres, which Organized Armed Groups (OAG) exploit for its abundant wildlife and to cultivate illicit crops. Another area where authorities took action was La Macarena in Meta department, where La Macarena, Picachos, and Tinigua parks are located.“Deforestation in Colombia reaches 495,000 acres each year, a figure that has been increasing since 2016,” the Colombia Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies told the press. “From 1996 to 2018 the country lost more than 9 million acres of forest.”The national goal is to connect communities to reforestation programs, so that forest conservation can be profitable, and so that communities are the first to take action to counter illicit logging. “The increasing wildlife trafficking allows OAGs to create profits with illegal logging and forest fires to capture animal species that are highly valued on the black market, especially at the international level; then, they commercialize the soil to grow illicit crops,” Col. Rodríguez concluded. By Yolima Dussán / Diálogo September 20, 2019
13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Bassett Jennifer Bassett is a Senior Editor in the ERISA department at Ascensus. As a Senior Editor, Jennifer contributes to many of Ascensus’ printed and online publications, education materials, and client … Web: www.ascensus.com Details Looking for another way to boost your IRA business? Allowing successor beneficiaries to maintain an inherited IRA (sometimes called a “beneficiary IRA”) at your organization is an easy way to achieve this goal. What exactly is a “successor beneficiary?” A successor beneficiary is the individual or entity designated to inherit the IRA assets after the original IRA beneficiary dies. Naming a successor beneficiary may be a good option for those who want their inherited IRA assets to pass directly to an heir instead of their estate.Maintaining inherited IRAs for successor beneficiaries is fairly straightforward, but your organization may want to consider a few things before allowing this type of account.Take Into Account State Trust LawsAn IRA is a trust, created for the exclusive benefit of an individual or her beneficiaries. In general, only the IRA owner can name beneficiaries. While nothing in the Treasury regulations appears to prohibit a beneficiary from naming a beneficiary, the issue is somewhat unclear. In 1999, the IRS released the first of several private letter rulings (PLRs), PLR 199936052, indicating that the IRA distribution requirements do not prohibit an IRA beneficiary from naming a beneficiary, as long as the previously established payout schedule is not lengthened. It is also worth noting that the IRS Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498 provide reporting guidance in the event that a beneficiary has named a successor beneficiary, as described later.The PLRs, nor the instructions, however, address the issues of state trust law and IRA document language. State trust laws may differ, and—though not believed to be common—may pose obstacles to someone other than the original IRA owner who attempts to name a beneficiary of the assets. Your organization should consider applicable state statutes in developing a policy on allowing a beneficiary to name a subsequent beneficiary.Review the IRA DocumentThe IRA plan document may limit beneficiary designation options. It is relatively safe to say that many documents have not been drafted to explicitly allow a beneficiary to name a beneficiary, nor to specifically prohibit the option. Thus, your organization should consult with its legal counsel to determine whether a beneficiary may name a beneficiary under the terms of the document being used.Correctly Title Form 5498The Instructions for Forms 1099-R and 5498 contain guidance for successor IRA beneficiary reporting. According to the instructions, when generating IRS Form 5498 for a successor IRA beneficiary, financial organizations must treat the original beneficiary as the deceased IRA owner and the successor beneficiary as the new beneficiary. In other words, the first person to own the assets—the original IRA owner—is omitted from future Form 5498 reporting. This change generally will take place for reporting for years after the year of death, unless both the original IRA owner and the original beneficiary die in the same year. When generating year-of-death reporting for an original beneficiary, however, the financial organization should still generate a Form 5498 showing the deceased beneficiary as beneficiary of the deceased IRA owner.Example: Jessica Logan named Patty Covington as the beneficiary of her IRA. Jessica died in 2017. Patty’s 2017 Form 5498 was titled, “Patty Covington as beneficiary of Jessica Logan.” In 2019, Patty dies. Before she died, Patty named a successor beneficiary, Matt Kelly, to continue her IRA distributions. Matt’s 2019 Form 5498 will be titled, “Matt Kelly as beneficiary of Patty Covington.” The final Form 5498 for Patty (generated for her year of death, 2019) will read, “Patty Covington as beneficiary of Jessica Logan.”Start Laying the GroundworkOnce you’ve decided to take advantage of this untapped market and offer inherited IRAs for successor beneficiaries, the next step is to get the word out. Start contacting clients who currently have inherited IRAs with your organization and let them know that they may choose to name a successor beneficiary. Make sure new beneficiaries are notified of this option when they create their inherited IRAs. When an individual names a successor beneficiary, obtain as much contact information as possible for that successor beneficiary (e.g., name, address, tax identification number, etc.). Then, watch your IRA business grow.
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Mikel Arteta rates Pablo Mari’s debut for Arsenal against Portsmouth The defender celebrates after Sokratis gave Arsenal a first-half lead (Picture: Getty)Mari had not played a match since the end of last year but showed no signs of rustiness, with Arteta very happy with how easily he slotted into the back-line and the qualities he added.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Mari’s performance, Arteta said: ‘He was very good, he was very solid, very vocal.‘And we didn’t see the lack of rhythm that he has because he hasn’t played in two-and-a-half months I think but in general, overall, really happy.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe echoed those sentiments in another interview with Arsenal’s website, adding: ‘I think he looked comfortable.‘He is very vocal and very comfortable on the ball, always commanding the back four and he looked like he’s played here for months. I think we have a good player.’ The Spaniard looked assured in his first appearance for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is confident Arsenal have signed a good player in Pablo Mari after the Spaniard gave an excellent account of himself in his debut against Portsmouth.The Spanish centre-back, a January signing from Flamengo, had not made a matchday squad prior to Monday night’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Fratton Park.But he was picked to start in an intimidating atmosphere on the south coast, partnering David Luiz in the heart of the defence and keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win. Comment Advertisement Arteta was very pleased with what he saw from his side on Monday night (Picture: Getty)On the team’s performance as a whole, Arteta added: ‘To come here, to this stadium, with seven under-23 players, and to dominate completely is a little bit unrealistic.‘But we went through that moment [at the start] and after that we started to take the ball and play in the opposition half and dominate the situation much better. We scored the goals and should have scored more.’MORE: Lucas Torreira provides injury update after being stretchered off against PortsmouthMORE: Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli reveals Manchester United turned down chance to sign himFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Mar 2020 8:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares
Indianapolis, In. — Annual entrance permits, horse tags, off-road cycling permits and lake permits for 2019 are on sale now at DNR Division of State Parks property offices.These passes and permits make great holiday gifts for outdoor lovers and are a wise self-gift, too.With a daily entrance fee of $7 per car at DNR properties, in-state visitors who buy a pass can make their money back on their eighth visit.Annual entrance and Golden Hoosier permits can also be purchased at any of the seven state park inns. All of the permits are also available online at stores.innsgifts.com/permits.All permits are good from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of year issued. The types of permits that can be purchased are:– $50 Annual Entrance Permit: Admits noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee. More at stateparks.IN.gov/5062.htm– $70 Non-resident Annual Entrance Permit: Admits non-Indiana resident noncommercial vehicles, driver and passengers to DNR properties that charge a gate fee. More at stateparks.IN.gov/5062.htm– $25 Golden Hoosier Passport: For Indiana residents who are at least age 65 years or are a resident eligible for Social Security disability payments under 42 U.S.C. 401 (proof of eligibility must be presented at time of purchase and disabled individual must be present in the vehicle at time of use); admits noncommercial vehicle, driver and passengers.– $20 Annual Horse Tag: Entitles one horse access and the use of DNR properties where horse use is allowed. Vehicle admission is not included.– $20 Off-Road Cycling Permit: Required for cyclists wishing to access and use mountain bike trails on state park, reservoir and state forest properties with trail ratings above beginner. It is not required for property roadways and paved biking trails. More about off-road cycling permits at stateparks.IN.gov/8623.htm– Lake Permits ($25 annual motorized; $5 annual non-motorized): Required for all private watercraft using a state park lake, state-managed lake, state forest lake or Division of Outdoor Recreation lake. This includes personal watercraft, motorboats, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats and all watercraft moored at marinas, private docks, group docks or bank ties. More at stateparks.IN.gov/8521.htm.
Gerald Vivian James, 94, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born July 5, 1925 in Petersburg, Indiana, son of the late Granville Vivian James and Leah Irene (Salmon) James.Gerald worked as a Music Teacher for Lawrenceburg Community Schools, retiring after over 21 years of service.He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Bellaire) Lawrenceburg, IN. Gerald was an organist at St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire for 31 years and at Zion Lutheran Church Manchester for 19 years. During his time at St. John’s, he started the “Bell Aires” hand bell choir. The “Bell Aires” hosted the tri-state “Bells Across the Border” hand bell festival. While in college he composed a 4 piece part Anthem for Christmas that was played by the Singing Hoosiers 100 Part Choir. Gerald was inducted into the Southeast Indiana Music Hall of Fame. He received a commendation from the Indiana Governor for his many hours of volunteer work in the community, such as the RSVP Kitchen Band and the Boy Scout program. Gerald was very inspirational to many people throughout his entire life.Gerald is survived by his children, Jeri Alan (Marisella) James, Joseph Edward James (Sue Mori) and Lora Irene James; son-in-law, Michael Horton, grandchildren, Stephanie (Brandon) Jones, Daniel (Jennifer) James, Benjamin James, Ashley (Joe) Goad, Melissa James, Heather James, Brent (Abby) Horton, Michaela (Gunnar) Hoffman, Morgan Horton (Kevin Chivelle), Jennifer (Josh) King, Jacob James Reiber, Kobi James; 12 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 70 years, Alice Oleva (Ropp) James; daughter, Mary Alice Horton; son, Robert James; grandson, Jonathan James; brothers, Maurice James and George James.Friends will be received Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church (Bellaire), 4937 State Road 48, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Services will be held at the church, Monday at 11:00 am, with Pastor Creighton Leptak officiating.Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, (James/Horton Family and Friends Team). If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com