Uilleann Irish Pipes

first_img Share John Maschinot plays the Uilleann, or Irish Pipes. They differ from the Scottish ‘bag pipes’ because Uilleann (pronounced “ill en”) pipes are played through air that’s generated by a small set of bellows strapped around the waist. According to Wikipedia they’re sometimes also called the “Union Pipes”. Perhaps to denote the union of the different sections of the instrument such as the chanter, drones, and regulators or because they may have been played throughout the United Kingdom of England, Ireland, and Scotland. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings 0:30 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List last_img read more

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Developing the stand-alone solar product market in the Sahel

first_imgECOWAS will coordinate the project activities with the West African Development Bank, the other implementing agency of the project, which will support the provision of a line of credit with commercial banks operating in the sub-region. Off-grid solar. Source: GOGLA Huge potential for stand-alone solar product market in West and Central Africa “The new financing will help address the important growth in demand for reliable electricity and will help create jobs for the millions of people currently living without an electricity connection or with unreliable supply, as well as for businesses and public institutions who will use modern stand-alone solar systems to improve their living standards and economic activities”. The Project’s geographic scope covers 19 countries in Western and Central Africa, 15 of which are members of ECOWAS (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo), as well as Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad and Mauritania. ROGEAP will support small and innovative business enterprises through solar home systems and make an impact in economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.  This funding complements the $150 million of IDA and $67.2 million CTF approved by the Board in April 2019 for this project. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The World Bank will add $22,5million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Project to support the development of the stand-alone solar product market in West and Central Africa, with a dedicated effort to include countries from the Sahel region. Through this additional funding and restructuring, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been appointed as a new implementing agency of the project, which will work on developing a regional market and supporting activities for entrepreneurs. It seeks to harmonise policies and standards as well as business procedures to develop a regional market of stand-alone solar products, support entrepreneurs in business acceleration activities, and provide credits and grants for the deployment of stand-alone solar home systems. Have you read?SustainSolar’s mini-grid systems boost electrification ratesEnergy access trends for 2021 Deborah Wetzel, World Bank director of regional integration for sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, said: “Stand-alone solar systems have a large market potential in Western and Central Africa including in the Sahel, but investments in off-grid solutions have lagged behind in the sub-region. The project will support activities to accelerate the deployment of stand-alone solar products, in a sub-region where 50% of the population does not have access to electricity, and where less than 3% of the population uses such innovative technologies. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter TAGSClean Technology FundOff-grid solarsolar powerWEST AFRICAWorld Bank Previous article15 women from 11 countries join GWEC’s leadership programmeNext articleSouth Africa: Transformer manufacturer investigating fire incident Theresa SmithTheresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa. The project is expected to contribute to human capital development by electrifying public health centres and schools which are needed to improve health and education outcomes.  Generation Finance and Policy Have you read?GOGLA’s position on VAT for off-grid solar products in Kenya RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP) is in the form of grants from the International Development Association (IDA) and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF). The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), established in 1960, helps the world’s poorest countries by providing grants and low to zero-interest loans for projects and programs that boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve poor people’s lives. It will support job creation, for instance in the farming communities which can use solar water pumps for irrigation, solar milling equipment for product transformation and solar refrigerators to bring products to market. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

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Twiddle Play Drive-In Show At New Hampshire’s Cheshire Fairgrounds [Photos]

first_imgTwiddle wrapped their planned two-night run of drive-in shows at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, New Hampshire on Friday, after night one on Thursday was rained out and rescheduled to October 1st. The Vermont-based rock band is just one of the growing number of artists within the jam scene who have successfully returned to performing with outdoor shows (mostly drive-ins) due to the ongoing pause on traditional indoor events.Following their now-rescheduled October 1st show back in Swanzey, NH, Twiddle will head to Morris, CT for a pair of socially distanced concerts at The Concert Field at South Farms set for October 2nd-3rd as part of the Connecticut venue’s Twilight Concerts On The Farm series. Click here for tickets.Scroll down to check out a full gallery from Friday’s show, courtesy of photographer Charlie Jenkins.Setlist: Twiddle | Cheshire Fairgrounds | Swanzey, NH | 9/11/20Set One: Gatsby the Great *->  Amydst The Myst* -> Tiberius -> Every Soul* -> Dinner Fork*Set Two: Enter, Orlando’s -> Nicodemus Portulay* -> Indigo Trigger* -> Jamflowman* -> Orlando’sEncore: Lost in the ColdNotes:* UnfinishedTwiddle | Cheshire Fairgrounds | Swanzey, NH | 9/11/20 | Photos: Charlie Jenkins Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Japan’s METI: no spot LNG price data in May

first_imgJapan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said on Tuesday it could not release its monthly spot LNG price data as there were not enough trades in May.“In accordance with Statistics Act, we can publish the price of the spot-LNG only in the cases where there are two or more reporters that imported spot-LNG,” METI informed in a statement posted on its website.“If there is only one reporter or none at all, we will not publish a price,” it added.This is the first time METI was not able to release its monthly spot LNG price data since it started publishing these reports in April of 2014.Only spot LNG cargoes are taken into account in this assessments, excluding short, medium and long-term contract cargoes, as well as those linked to a particular price index. LNG World News Staff; Image: Tepcolast_img read more

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UEFA cuts 15 seconds off VAR reviews in Champions League games

first_imgUEFA says it has shaved 15 seconds off the average time it takes for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system to correct a decision in its Champions League this season.It said the average is now down to one minute 30 seconds.The head of UEFA’s referees’ committee, Roberto Rosetti, said he was very happy with the way the technology had been used in the competition.But he stressed that it was only for “clear and obvious” mistakes.UEFA said that in 108 playoff round and group stage matches so far, 27 decisions had been corrected by the VAR system, an average of one every four games.“This shows the quality of the referees’ performances,” said Rosetti.“In addition, we feel that the time taken to overturn a decision is important. So far this season, the average time for the correction of a decision has been one minute 30 seconds —- 15 seconds less than last season.”The use of VAR in some domestic leagues, particularly England’s Premier League, has been widely criticised.This has come with suggestions that the video officials in some countries now have more power than those on the pitch.Many critics feel that it has gone beyond its original remit with goals being disallowed for the tiniest of infringements such as a player being offside by an armpit.“I will emphasise once more that —- in compliance with its protocol —- VAR is only for clear and obvious mistakes, and not for controversial situations,” said Rosetti, emphasising that the official on the pitch should have the final call.“Football needs good referees above all —- match officials with a strong personality on the field of play, who take correct and courageous decisions.”UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has been among the critics over the way VAR has been used in some leagues, saying it was changing the character of the sport.The European football body confirmed that VAR would be used in the knockout stages of the Europa League for the first time this season.UEFA added that it would also be used for the Euro 2020 playoff matches in March, as well as the final tournament itself.last_img read more

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Middle school track and field: Elm Grove, Benton, Haughton win district titles

first_imgElm Grove, Benton and Haughton won titles as the Bossier Parish middle school track and field season concluded with the district meet Tuesday at Haughton High.Elm Grove scored 119 points in the girls division. Benton was runner-up with 93. Cope finished third with 78, four points ahead of Haughton.Benton scored 104 points in the eighth-grade boys division. Cope finished second with 92 2/3 and Rusheon third with 84.Haughton scored 114.5 points in the seventh-grade boys division to 102.5 for runner-up Benton. Elm Grove was third with 68.5.Haughton’s Jianna Stewartburgess was a triple winner in the girls division. She won the 400 in 1:01.85, the 800 in 2:34.88 and the 1,600 in 5:50.9.All three times would rank among the high school leaders in Bossier Parish this season.Justina Vo finished second in the 800 in 2:39.15 and 1,600 in 6:01.03.Greenacres’ Brianna Taylor swept the sprints, winning the 100 in 12.92 and the 200 in 26.21. Those times would also put her among the high school leaders this season.Benton’s Jamie Willis was also a double winner, taking the 100 hurdles in 17.65 and the long jump with a 15-6.5.Elm Grove’s Mikayla Williams had a good day. She won the discus with an 87-6.5, finished second in the shot put (29-8) and long jump (14-11.5) and third in the high jump.Haughton’s Janavia Smith took the shot put with a 31-2.5.Cope’s Arianna Hill won the competitive high jump with a leap of 5-1, one inch higher than Tahlor Walker of Benton.Elm Grove won the 4X100 relay in 52.90 and the 4X200 in 1:50.25. Benton captured the 4X400 relay in 4:33.34.Other district runners-up in individual events were Benton’s Erykah Pepp (800, 1:06.25), Elm Grove’s Alliegh Sharpley (long jump, 17-6), Cope’s Makenzee Perry (discus, 86-5), Elm Grove’s Parish Broom (100, 13.39) and Elm Grove’s Kyla Williams (200, 27.78).Rusheon’s Levi Volcheck was a double winner in the eighth-grade boys division. He won the 800 in 2:25.33 and the 1,600 in 5:46.7.Benton’s Davis Sellers edged teammate Brendon Kennedy in the high jump. Sellers leaped 5-7, one inch higher than Kennedy.Sellers also finished third in the discus and shot put. Kennedy was second in the long jump with a 17-4 and third in the 200.Haughton’s DJ Gladney won the long jump with an 18-6 ¾.Rusheon’s Torenzo Bunnery claimed the 100 in 11.15. Cope’s Caleb Williams and Christian Minor finshed 1-2 in the 200 (no times were available).Cope won the 4X100 relay in 48.53 and 800 in 1:39.01. Rusheon took the 4X400 in 4:02.22.Other district champions were Elm Grove’s Malachi White (shot put, 40-5), Greenacres’ Keegan Lehr (100 hurdles, 14.87), Haughton’s Zach Haley (discus, 118-0) and Rusheon’s Zachary McGhee (400, 57.91).Other district runners-up were Greenacres’ Christian Jeter (1,600, 5:49.4), Greenacres’ Jyson Thomas (shot put, 39-10 ½), Greenacres’ Logan Thurman (100 hurdles, 15.2), Cope’s Clinton Nwokejicei (discus, 108-11), Benton’s Zach Zeiglar (800, 2:28.09); Elm Grove’s Cameron Marshall (100) and Cope’s Quoziel Ghoston (400, 59.51).Haughton’s Dexter Smith was a triple winner in the seventh-grade boys division. He won the 100 in 12.12, the 200 in 25.32 and the long jump with a 17-6 ¾.Elm Grove’s Trent Lape won the 1,600 and finished runner-up in the 400.Lape ran a 5:37.37 in the 1,600 and a 1:02.48 in the 400. Cope’s Zach Leaver won the 400 in 1:00.61.Benton’s Matthew Fritts and Nate Sessions finished 1-2 in the 800. Fritts ran a 2:33.23 and Sessions a 2:37.64.Haughton’s LaTrell Cooper won the shot put with a 35-11 ½ and finished second in the 100 in 12.75.Benton’s Sawyer Simmons won the 100 hurdles in a close race against Haughton’s Jesse Normandin. Simmons ran a 16.60 and Normandin a 16.66.Benton’s Tyler Trotter took the high jump with a 5-4. Haughton’s Adrian McClindon was second with a 4-11.McClindon also finished runner-up in the long jump with a 16-2.Elm Grove’s Jake Morton edged Benton’s Cole Lattimer in the discus. Morton threw 45-8, three inches farther than Lattimer.Haughton won the 4X100 relay in 50.91 and 4X200 n 1:45.86. Greenacres won the 4X400 in 4:20.61.Other district runners-up were Rusheon’s Caden Miser (1,600, 5:37.8), Rusheon’s Remundo Slocum (shot put, 33-6) and Greenacres’ Andrew Bridges (200, 26.00).Othe third-place finishers in the girls division were Greenacres’ Aly Campbell (400), Benton’s Walker (long jump), Elm Grove’s Taniya French (100 hurdles), Benton’s Kenlee Perkins (800), Elm Grove’s Jada Stewart (discus), Haughton’s Madelyn Johnson (1,600), Cope’s Ke’Oshanay Hampton (100, 200) and Benton’s Perry (shot put).Other third-place finishers in the eighth-grade boys division were Rusheon’s Dakota Miser (1,600), Benton’s Luke Ward (long jump, 100 hurdles), Benton’s Jaime Garcia (800), Rusheon’s Jaylyn Williams (100), Greenacres’ Lehr (400) and Greenacres’ Gavin Ashworth (high jump).Other third-place finishers in the seventh-grade boys division were Elm Grove’s Carlos Sosa (discus), Greenacres’ Colby O’Glee (1,600), Greenacres’ Cozy Graham (shot put), Benton’s Mason Neil (long jump), Haughton’s Cayden Hinkie (100 hurdles), Cope’s Brenden Brooks (800), Cope’s Kameron Allen (100), Benton’s Josh Sanchez (200, 400) and Benton’s Brady Blaylock (high jump).— Russell Hedges, [email protected] You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? 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