This summer, Daryl Hall and John Oates are teaming up with Train for a co-headlining North American tour. Both bands will perform full sets before joining forces for a third final set. The tour will kick off in May at the Golden One Center in Sacramento, CA and extend through August 11th at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA.“This is going to be a tour filled with fun as well as great music,” Hall explains in a statement. “I love Train and have a close relationship with Pat Monahan, going back to our Live From Daryl’s House show together.” “Looking forward to an amazing tour with our buddies from Train and seeing all our fans around the country in 2018,” Oates adds.“I’ve known Daryl Hall and John Oates for a few years now and after being their fan my entire life, we now get to tour with them and spend time with legends in the world of music,” Monahan expressed in a statement. “This will be a career highlight for all of us in Train and a show that you won’t want to miss.”Tickets to the upcoming Daryl Hall and John Oates and Train tour will go on sale this Friday, January 29th at 10am local time in most cities via Live Nation. Daryl Hall and John Oates and Train Tour Dates5/1 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 – Center5/4 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center5/6 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center5/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena5/10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center5/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center5/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center5/18 – Chicago, IL @ United Center5/20 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena5/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena5/24 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena5/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ HoagieNation Festival6/5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre6/7 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center6/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena6/11 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena6/14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden6/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center6/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Center6/22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena6/24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center6/26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center6/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center6/30 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena7/13 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre7/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena7/18 – Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center7/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center7/22 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena7/24 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center7/26 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center7/28 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center7/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum8/4 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena8/7 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena8/9 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center8/11 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena[via Rolling Stone]
Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration, Feb. 16, is a great time for Georgians to show some love for the state’s pollinators by planting trees that help support their habitat, said Becky Griffin, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension School and Community Garden coordinator.“Trees are often overlooked when people think about planting for pollinators,” Griffin said. “By drawing attention to trees that support pollinators, especially those super early ones, we can do a lot to support Georgia’s pollinators.”Substantial plantings of trees, like Chaste Tree or Yellow Poplar, can help support pollinator populations for years with a single planting, and they flower early to support the very first of the spring’s bees.“If I was doing foundation planting in my yard, I would choose something that blossoms early,” she said. “As temperatures start to warm up, bees will be coming out and they’re going to be looking for nectar and pollen. Having an early food source is a great way to support your local pollinators.”Griffin, an avid beekeeper and coordinator of the upcoming Great Georgia Pollinator Census, is working to promote UGA Extension’s Trees for Bees campaign to help Georgians make long-term landscaping choices that support pollinators.Pollinator health and loss is an important economic point in Georgia as pollinators have an annual value of around $360 million here. Pollinators are facing dilemmas like habitat loss, disease, parasites and the misuse of garden chemicals.Many Georgians are unaware that their choice of landscaping plants can have a major effect on the pollinators. The Trees for Bees campaign was launched in 2018 by a team of UGA Extension agents and specialists and faculty from the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. It provides scientific information to Georgians and resources for protecting pollinators around the home.Since then organizers have held more than 50 workshops, conference exhibits, adult educational programs, Arbor Day celebrations and a nationwide webinar to help get the message out. They’ve reached about 212,436 people with the message that bees need trees and will continue to educate Georgians about pollinator habitats as the 2019 tree-planting season begins.For more information about supporting pollinators in suburban and urban yards visit extension.uga.edu or call 1800-ASK-UGA1.All Georgians should consider being part of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census which takes place Aug. 23 through 24. Visit the project website at GGaPC.org for more information.
UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Submit Publishing its latest industry opinion, strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details that sector leadership needs to carefully balance the right narrative/debate on tackling the delicate and complex matter of problem gambling…__________________The hair shirt is this season’s must-have fashion item for the well-dressed gambling executive, and this week was the turn of the GVC executive team to adopt sackcloth and ashes in atonement for sins of the past as the company published further details of its harm prevention strategy. Positively for GVC and the wider industry, this recognition is crucially met with the understanding that gambling can be positive for many as well as potentially harmful for a few. Striking this balance, as well as driving meaningful harm mitigation, is crucial for the sustainability of the industry, in our view.Over the last couple of years, we have had a number of these corporate epiphanies, including William Hill’s hard-hitting ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign. These are to be welcomed as much for their recognition that harms related to gambling can be severe and may be (at least in part) preventable by more conscientious action from operators.At the same time, there have been concerns that desperation to show that gambling companies care may result in visible but diffused and possibly not very effective activity. More than that, these campaigns may actually be serving to tip the balance of policy away from the consumer. The long overdue recognition of harm is to be applauded but when even the industry forgets that many people derive enjoyment and positive well-being from their services, we are in trouble.This week’s ‘Changing for the Bettor’ announcement from GVC appeared to go some way to correcting that balance – with a tacit pledge to raise the bar in terms of customer service and consumer enjoyment in sympathy with harm prevention – critically, globally, not just in the UK where the fire is currently burning brightest (though gaining public UK ministerial support). As we have commented before, painting gambling in the darkest of hues may appeal to the sanctimony of elements of the public health lobby but it is unlikely to be in the true interests of consumer well-being.A similar notion was also explored in the CEOs panel discussion during this week’s CMS Gambling Conference. In probing the question of how to find ‘a healthy regulatory balance’, the panellists (Anna Hemmings from GamCare, the Gambling Commission’s Neil McArthur, Rank’s John O’Reilly, Bet Victor’s Andreas Meinrad and Richard Noble from Aspers) observed that many of the things that operators might do to prevent harm are consistent with basic customer service (while some aspects of current legislation perhaps get in the way of both).This underscores an old gambling adage, often repeated by industry insiders but rarely believed by wider stakeholders: ‘problem gamblers are bad for business’.In a world of anonymous punters, dissipated behaviour (in both senses) and few checks, this statement is hard to effectively defend (sure, customers blow out and stop gambling, but then they can be enticed back – too much of this sort of behaviour has been unearthed by regulators recently). However, when sustainability can be empirically defended by both demonstrable behaviours and data, a dialogue which is about building effective gambling businesses is much more likely to occur and be believed. For this to happen, good customer service is a great place to start.__________________ StumbleUpon Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020
Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Nepomuceno admits gold hunt will be tough in Kuala Lumpur “I like it so far; I like what I was seeing,” Uichico told the Inquirer. “But we have many things to work on that I can tell based on how we played.”“I was experimenting out there and Ateneo was using all its players,” the nine-time PBA champion coach said. He did not go into details of the preparation, however.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bannered by Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks, the national team will fly to Kuala Lumpur with the main bulk of Team Philippines on Aug. 18.Uichico won’t have naturalized player Marcus Douthit in the team this time. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We won’t have that inside presence, but we will have Christian (Standhardinger),” said Uichico. “So we’ll see.”The 6-foot-8 big man from Munich, who was born to a Filipina mother, will fly straight to Kuala Lumpur from Beirut where he is playing with the senior Gilas squad in the Fiba Asia Cup.Uichico said they will play Far Eastern University, National University and Adamson as they rev up for their SEA Games defense. ADVERTISEMENT View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netA convincing victory wasn’t enough to make Gilas coach Jong Uichico confident about his team’s chances in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games.The Gilas Cadets trimmed Ateneo, 86-79, Tuesday at Moro Lorenzo Gym and Uichico used the match as a chance to measure the team’s preparedness for a tournament the country has dominated for decades.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Labor’s result in the Victorian election sees a new chapter written in the story of Greek Australian political representation.Of the 47 seats predicted to fall to Labor, four at least are filled by Greek Australians, one of whom – Jenny Mikakos – becomes the first woman of Greek heritage ever to be appointed a minister at any level of government in Australia.With the last votes still being counted in the Legislative Council, Lee Tarlamis must wait until next week to find out if he will join Jenny Mikakos in being returned for Labor, with Philip Dalidakis – a former deputy chief of staff to ALP heavyweight Stephen Conroy – elected in the Southern Metropolitan Region.In the lower house, after defeating Liberal incumbent Elizabeth Miller by the tightest of margins, Nick Staikos – former Glen Eira City councillor and advisor to Simon Crean – also makes his debut on the parliamentary stage for the seat of Bentleigh.Staikos will be joined by former City of Monash Deputy Mayor Steve Dimopoulos. With the retirement of Anne Barker, Dimopoulos retained the seat of Oakleigh with a swing of almost three per cent.Jennifer Kanis who won the seat of Melbourne at the 2012 by-election was narrowly defeated by the Greens’ Ellen Sandell. Ms Kanis was the only sitting Labor lower house MP to lose her seat. Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Phillip Dalidakis who has been a Labor member since the age of 15, said his task now was “to serve the public in every which way I can”.Mr Dalidakis said that repairing the Napthine government’s cuts to the TAFE sector were an immediate priority, along with Labor’s promise to replace 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous level crossings, a number of which are in his electorate.“It’s about restoring services, we need to make sure we keep taking the community with us”.Labor’s success in managing generational change in its candidates has been identified as one of the factors affecting the historic election result: the first time in 60 years that a Victorian state government had been defeated after only one termSteve Dimopoulos, whose 42nd birthday coincided with Labor’s first caucus meeting since the election, said that Labor’s victory was down to a difference of narratives between the major parties.“There was no greater narrative on the Liberals’ side. We have a narrative – about good quality public health and education, public transport, along with essential services, and they didn’t.”Mr Dimopoulos vowed that he would reach out to all in his electorate, not just the Labor faithful. “I want to get to know those who didn’t vote for me and message to those people is ‘I’ll work everyday to gain your trust’, that’s my approach. “From day one I’ll be visiting everything that represents our community; every school, every sporting club, every community group”.The former City of Monash councillor added: “Judge me on my record over the next four years. Judge me on the things I stood for.”Jenny Mikakos, appointed Minister for Families and Children, and Minister for Youth Affairs in the Andrews cabinet, said she felt “humbled by Victorians’ support for Labor and for me personally”. Ms Mikakos added that Daniel Andrews had been “a great leader, keeping us all united and focused, and he will be a great Premier. I will be working hard in an Andrews Labor Government to make our state better”.