On Friday night, Gov’t Mule continued their ongoing tour, heading down to New Orleans for a performance at Saenger Theatre, which coincides with the tail end of the Crescent City’s annual musical extravaganza, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. During the group’s two-set show, Gov’t Mule welcomed a number of guests to the stage to join them, as is the Jazz Fest way, including Smokey Greenwell, Marcus King, and Don Was.The group’s fiery and tease-heavy first set saw the band offer up a healthy mix of selections from their long-spanning catalog, including numbers off Gov’t Mule’s most recent album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. The band led by Warren Haynes also pulled from the Allman Brothers Band catalog, given that Haynes was formerly a guitarist for the southern rock icons, including a take on “King Of Bird” halfway through the set.However, Gov’t Mule truly shined during the show’s second set, with the band paying tribute to musicians who passed away in 2017 as well as inviting all three of their guests out. The band opened with Soundgarden’s “Feel On Black Days”, as a means to honor the icon rock act’s frontman Chris Cornell, and followed it up with Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, a song by another hugely influential artist who passed aways last year.During “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, New Orleans-based harmonica player, Smokey Greenwell joined Gov’t Mule, hinting at the string of sit-ins that were yet to come in the night. With Greenwell still on stage, the quickly rising young guitarist and vocalist, Marcus King, came out to join Gov’t Mule and Greenwell for a take on Albert King’s “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home”. The special guests then departed from the stage, leaving Gov’t Mule to lay out renditions of “Millions Miles From Yesterday” and “Traveling Tune”, ahead of their next guest, Don Was, the well-known record producer, who replaced Jorgen Carlsson on bass for renditions of Van Morrison’s “He Ain’t Give You None” and the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha”.With Marcus King as an extended member of the Allman Brothers Band family along with Warren Haynes, after Gov’t Mule’s solo rendition of “Brighter Days”, King reemerged to help the band close the second set out with a take on the beloved classic “Whipping Post”. From there, the band, sans King, ended their night in full with an encore of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground”.“Whipping Post” with Marcus King[Video: Brooke Nilson]Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, LA | 5/4/2018Set I: World Boss > Mr. High & Mighty, Lay Your Burden Down, Unring The Bell*, Kind Of Bird**, Thorns Of Life, Pressure Under Fire, Time To ConfessSet II: Fell On Black Days, You Don’t Know How It Feels+, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home+&, Million Miles From Yesterday, Traveling Tune, He Ain’t Give You None^ > Bertha^, Brighter Days > Whipping Post&Encore: Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground* with Get Up, Stand Up tease | ** with Happy Together tease | + with Smokey Greenwell | & with Marcus King | ^ Don Was replacing Jorgen Carlsson on bass
He went on to say that he was committed to improving the quality of internet connections in order to ensure the efficacy of online learning. A collaboration between state departments is crucial in this regard, he added.In the meantime, the ministry has granted school administrations the freedom to reallocate their respective BOS to address the most urgent issues related to school activities, including internet packages for online learning.“I realize that this is a very serious [aspect], because it determines the delivery of educational content to students,” Nadiem said.“Therefore, school principals are welcome to buy essential school supplies, such as data plans for teachers and students, as well as hand sanitizers.”At the time of writing, the ministry has only allowed the phased reopening of schools located in so-called “green zones” or areas regarded by the government as having a low risk of COVID-19 transmission. (rfa)Topics : The government plans to roll out a new education scheme that will simplify the curriculum and address existing hindrances to remote learning, which has been in place because of the COVID-19 crisis.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said the streamlined scheme could entail the reallocation of school operational aid (BOS) to internet packages for students and teachers.“We are currently assessing what we can do to address problems related to the curriculum and the availability of internet packages. We have heard about these complaints and are responding to them,” Nadiem said during a school inspection in Bogor, West Java, on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
Denmark’s ATP is investing DKK500m (€67m) in energy trading firm NEAS Energy in an equity and debt deal the statutory pension fund believes gives it exposure to a little-understood sector with potential for substantial growth.The investment is being made in conjunction with private equity firm Via Venture Partners, which ATP has invested through before, and in which it is the sole investor.The deal consists of the acquisition of a minority stake in NEAS Energy as well as a debt injection, adding up to a total investment of DKK500m.A consortium consisting of Via Venture Partners and ATP will take ownership of around 30% of NEAS Energy for an equity investment of DKK250m, with the former taking approximately 18% and the latter around 12%, and ATP will provide a loan of DKK250m. NEAS Energy – which describes itself as an energy trading and asset management company for the physical and financial management of power, gas and related commodities on energy markets – is based in Aalborg in Denmark but operates internationally.Ulrik Dan Weuder, head of ATP’s infrastructure investments, said: “Co-investing with Via Venture Partners is one way of providing ATP access to attractive direct company investments, as it was also the case in the KMD and Nets investments.”He said ATP was interested in both debt and equity investments in companies it expected to produce good returns to its members.For its part, NEAS Energy said the investment would enable it to continue its international expansion.Bo Lynge Rydahl, chief executive of the company, said: “We see the investment of Via Venture Partners and ATP as an endorsement of our company and the future potential of our business.”Dan Weuder said he was excited about the potential for growth among investments in Europe’s rapidly changing electricity markets.“The European electricity market is in a state of such change right now, there are so many things going on, with a whole new industry of traders being created,” he told IPE.He said the market was now very fragmented following the emergence of so many different sources of energy to be used to supply power. These alternative energy sources, and the uncertainty about when they will be available to the transmission market, has created a new sector of brokers and other operators that need new skills such as weather forecasting.This new sector was needed to manage that power supply and optimise it, Dan Weuder said.“As investors, we need to respond to all this change, and it’s an area where you can really get something wrong if you don’t understand what’s going on,” he said.He said ATP was pleased to work with Via Ventures on the deal not least because the firm “really knows” the companies in which it invests.“It gives us a special protection,” he said. “We do our due diligence, but they are the ones that do most of the work.”On the finance structure of the deal, Dan Weuder said ATP was keen on investments where there was equity including board representation as well as debt.NEAS Energy has more than 200 staff in Aalborg, Stockholm, Hamburg and London and operates in 18 power and gas markets in Europe.It has a portfolio of 6,668MW of installed capacity under management from customers in renewable and thermal energy generation, the investors said.The final transaction is expected to be finalised in the first half of this year, pending approval from the relevant authorities, Via Venture Partners said.Carnegie Investment Bank and Bruun & Hjejle advised NEAS Energy in the deal, as well as its owners, while FIH Partners and Kromann Reumert advised Via Venture Partners.
The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the 7 school ORVC meet at Rising Sun on Tuesday night (9/30).The girls’ and boys’ teams both finished second in the meet.ORVC Middle School Cross Country Meet (9-30)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.