Pearl Jam Plays Three More Tour Debuts, Including Bust Out Cover Of The Who

first_imgLast night, Pearl Jam continued their conquest North of the border, playing at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON in Canada. The band has been on a roll throughout their whole tour, continuously introducing new songs into the rotation with tour debuts at nearly every performance. Last night was no exception, as the group worked in three songs that had not been played in 2016, including “Big Wave,” “Parachutes,” and The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me.”The show started with the title track of Pearl Jam’s most recent album, “Lightning Bolt,” before grooving on classics like “Mind Your Manners” and “Do the Evolution.” Only towards the end of the first set did fans get to hear the bust out original “Big Wave,” which hadn’t been played since January 19, 2014.As is standard for Pearl Jam, the band broke out into not one but two encores. The first of two not only featured the first “Parachute” since October 1, 2014, but also the first performance of “Love Reign O’er Me” since November 24, 2013. The Quadrophenia finale is an incredibly emotional song, and Eddie Vedder’s voice added some extra flare to the classic rock ballad.The band also started the second encore with a debut cover of “All I Want Is You” by U2, but the song snippet quickly worked its way into “Wasted Reprise” and “Life Wasted.” The band finished it out with some classics, “Black” and “Alive,” before sending fans home with a version of Neil Young’s “Fuckin’ Up.” Another great show from Pearl Jam in the books!Check out some highlights:ParachutesLove Reign O’er Me (Partial)All I Want Is You/Wasted Reprise/Life WastedThe full setlist can be seen below:Edit this setlist | More Pearl Jam setlistslast_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Welcomes Marcus King At Dark Star Jubilee [Audio]

first_imgOver the weekend, the eighth annual Dark Star Jubilee returned to Legend Valley Music Center (formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, home to some of the largest outdoor Grateful Dead concerts) in Thornville, Ohio. Dark Star Orchestra, the festival host band, performed three full, two-set shows over the course of the Memorial Day weekend event.On Friday, the Grateful Dead tribute act chose to offer up an “elective” set, as Dark Star Orchestra generally recreates exact setlists from the past. The band opened up their show with “Jack Straw”, followed by “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Broken Arrow”. DSO then invited up young guitar virtuoso Marcus King to lend a helping hand on the traditional blues number “Walkin’ Blues”. King had performed with The Marcus King Band at the festival earlier in the day, and delighted the crowd with some explosive blues guitar solos he was trading off with DSO’s Jeff Mattson. “Walkin’ Blues” was first covered by the Grateful Dead in 1966, then was shelved until 1982 and stayed in the band’s rotation through their final summer 1995 tour.Sans Marcus King, Dark Star Orchestra continued on with “Loose Lucy”, “Black Throated”, “West L.A. Fadeaway” “Hard To Handle”, which was followed Bob Dylan‘s “Visions of Johanna” and “Tangled Up In Blues” in honor of lighting director Dave Quinn and Dylan’s birthdays.DSO opened up their second set with “Not Fadeaway”, followed by an electric, seamless segue of “Scarlet Begonias” into “Fire On The Mountain”. The band continued on with an “Unbroken Chain” > “Drums” > “Space” segment before launching into “St. Stephen”. “St. Stephen” flowed perfectly into “The Eleven”, which was followed up by “Comes A Time” and a reprise of “Not Fade Away” to close out the second set. On Friday, the band offered up a cover of The Band‘s “The Weight” as their lone encore.Luckily for fans who were unable to attend, you can listen to a great audio recording courtesy of taper Toaste below:Dark Star Orchestra – Dark Star Jubilee – 5/24/2019[Audio: Toaste]Head to Dark Star Orchestra’s website for a full list of their upcoming tour dates and ticketing information.Setlist: Dark Star Orchestra | Dark Star Jubilee | Thornville, OH | 5/24/2019Set One: Jack Straw, Cold Rain And Snow, Broken Arrow, Walkin’ Blues (w/ Marcus King), Loose Lucy, Black Throated Wind, West L.A. Fadeaway, Hard To Handle, Visions Of Johanna (Happy Birthday to lighting director Dave Quinn and Bob Dylan) > Tangled Up In BlueSet Two: Not Fade Away > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Unbroken Chain > drums > space > Dark Star > Saint Stephen (w/ William Tell) > The Eleven > Comes A Time > Not Fade Away (reprise)Encore: The Weightlast_img read more

Sweeten Up Your Tony Awards Party with Pastry Chef & Broadway Geek Zac Young

first_img View Comments I Can Cook-ie TooChocolate “Chip” cookies with sea salt“My college buddy Alysha Umphress nails it nightly in On the Town with her soulful and brassy ‘I Can Cook Too.’ The chocolate chip cookie is a classic American treat, and the sea salt adds a modern—and nautical—twist. Also, ‘I Can Cook Too’ is my anthem. If I ever do a cabaret show at 54 Below, it will be called that.” GET THE RECIPE Curious Blintz-identsMini blintzes with blueberry and mascarpone fillings”Curious Incident, whoa. I had never experienced anything like that. I can’t even talk about it without bursting into tears. I was particularly moved by the dynamic between Christopher and his father. My father loves blintzes, and is quite good at making them—from the package. So blintzes it is!” GET THE RECIPE About Zac YoungPrior to culinary school, Young trained at Boston Conservatory and worked in the wig department at Radio City Music Hall. It was there that he picked up a cookie-baking habit, which led to his sweet career change. “Pastry was perfect,” he says, “because I was really good at science and had the flair for the dramatic.” Young loves Broadway, and Broadway truly loves him back. He created a donut tower—an alternative to a wedding cake—for Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, and his appearances on Top Chef: Just Desserts and Unique Sweets have made him a familiar face. His friendship with Keala Settle blossomed when she recognized him in an elevator: “I didn’t know if I should say something, but she turns around and goes, ‘We need to talk because I’m obsessed with you.’” Belting and baking: they go hand in hand. Essie’s Love DreamsMeringues with white chocolate, coconut & almonds“I wanted to take Annaleigh Ashford’s over-the-top performance in You Can’t Take It With You and do something ridiculous. ‘Love Dreams’ were taken directly from the script and dressed up to match her whimsical tutu. It’s what I imagine they serve in The Nutcracker when they go to the Land of Sweets.” GET THE RECIPEcenter_img An American Macaron in ParisMacarons with peanut butter & jelly filling“I’m so excited that dance shows are back, and I wanted to do something cheeky with An American in Paris. I took a classic French pasty and did classic American flavors in it with the peanut butter and jelly. Literally American in Paris.” GET THE RECIPE A Tony Awards celebration isn’t complete without themed eats, and we know just the guy to add pizzazz to your pastries. is teaming up with David Burke Group’s executive pastry chef and theater enthusiast Zac Young, who is sharing four decadent confections inspired by Tony-nominated productions. While cooking up a storm at Burke’s midtown hotspot fabrick, Young discussed his ride from show tunes to sweets, with stops at Radio City and the Cooking Channel along the way. Check out the dazzling desserts below, print the recipes and get cooking! Zac Young and his ‘An American in Paris’-themed macaronslast_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Celebrate Angela Lansbury’s Birthday with Her Top 10 Roles

first_imgDame Angela Lansbury will celebrate her 90th birthday on October 16, and that made reflect on her glorious career. From her popular TV show Murder, She Wrote to her five (!) Tony-winning roles, there is so much to choose from. We asked you to rank your favorite Lansbury roles on Culturalist, and you did not disappoint. Find the results below. Now let’s all raise a glass to the unstoppable Ms. Lansbury. Happy birthday to you! Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast Mrs. Lovett, Sweeeney Todd The Dowager Empress Marie, Anastasia Madame Armfeldt, A Little Night Music Jessica Fletcher, Murder, She Wrote View Commentscenter_img Rose, Gypsy Mame Dennis, Mame Miss Price, Bedknobs and Broomsticks Anna, The King and I Madame Arcati, Blithe Spiritlast_img

Editorial: ‘Dereliction of Duty’ by Public Officials Who Fight Solar

first_imgEditorial: ‘Dereliction of Duty’ by Public Officials Who Fight Solar FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享George Ochenski in the Missoulian (Montana):From all the wailing and gnashing of teeth, one would think the economies of western coal-producing states are on their death bed. But most of the fear-mongering, threats of imminent societal collapse and, of course, demonizing the environmentalists and/or President Obama for coal’s collapse are coming from the coal industry and its political puppets. Then there’s the other side of the coin – in which the latest data shows renewable energy such as solar and wind are now not only outpacing coal jobs, but continuing to create an expanding base of new jobs.In its newly released Solar Jobs Census, the Solar Foundation reports that the solar industry added jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy, growing 20 percent for the third straight year with another 35,052 jobs last year. With a total of an estimated 208,859 jobs, solar now surpasses those employed in the coal industry.Those jobs include project development, sales and distribution, but the greatest growth sector was in installation which, in and of itself, employed a whopping 77 percent more than the coal industry. It’s equally important to remember that 83 percent of the jobs were newly created, with installation accounting for 65 percent of that new job creation.The upshot is that the solar industry alone added two gigawatts of energy to the grid, coming in third behind natural gas and wind. A gigawatt is 1,000 megawatts and depending on where in the country it’s used will power between 750,000 and a million homes.To put that in perspective, Colstrip 1 and 2, the 40-year-old coal-fired generating plants most likely to be shut down as the nation and region move away from coal power, produce 358 and 307 megawatts respectively, barely a third of solar industry’s output. Moreover, unlike the hundreds of millions of dollars it has been estimated will be required to clean up Colstrip’s toxic ash ponds and the already significant groundwater pollution they have caused, there’s not likely to be any huge pollution clean-up costs associated with new solar energy production.Moreover, as the world and nation decry the latest terrorist attacks in Brussels, the security of centralized generation and the national electrical grid increasingly comes into question. And on this count, there is no comparison between the long-term security of diversified local distributed power compared to the exceedingly complex and vulnerable national grid.While it is true that most rooftop solar installations will not supply all the power a home needs all the time, it’s also true that homeowners are highly unlikely to find a terrorist on their roof trying to blow up their solar panels. Hence, as solar steps up, our nation becomes more, not less, secure in its electrical energy supplies.Then there’s the added benefit of “home-grown” solar power production in raising energy consumption awareness. Those with rooftop solar panels are very much aware of how much energy they produce and, in many cases, will seek far greater energy conservation efforts than simply plugging into the grid. It’s not just cost benefits, either, but the satisfaction and security of energy self-sufficiency and what clean and sustainable power means to future generations.While financial advisors increasingly warn against investing in coal mining or generation, the latest projections on the growing solar sector estimate that solar may eventually produce a whopping 38 percent of the nation’s electrical energy supply. In other words, solar is growing and, given that the price of solar panels continues to decline, is likely to become even more affordable and popular in the future.As those of us in the Western states realize, we have a lot of sun and wind, which is why the West is now leading the nation in transitioning to clean energy, with solar rooftop panels being routinely installed on new homes rather than as an afterthought. And that says nothing about the new industrial-scale solar installations currently being sited on relatively small parcels of private lands that feed into the traditional grid.Given this good news and undeniable trend, with all its ancillary benefits, it’s puzzling why so many politicians in Montana and the West continue to hang on to the polluting past of coal power. Instead of lamenting coal’s continuing and unavoidable demise, they would serve their constituents far better by embracing the future of clean distributed solar energy and using their powerful positions to remove barriers, provide incentives and ensure its continued expansion. To do less is simply a dereliction of duty.New solar jobs far outpace coallast_img read more

How your credit union can build trust with millennials

first_img 59SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Quimson Jennifer Quimson is the Marketing Coordinator at Bluepoint Solutions and oversees the company’s customer communications including newsletters, email campaigns, social media channels, and resource development. Quimson holds a master’… Web: Details Millennial consumers (age 18-34) are willing to forgo traditional banking relationships in favor of non-traditional providers such as retail, telecom and technology firms. Consider the fact that almost three-quarters are likely to use at least one alternative financial services provider, such as Apple, PayPal, or Square (Accenture, 2014). In addition, almost half (45%) are willing to switch banks, credit cards, or brokerage accounts in a heartbeat when a better option comes along (Facebook, 2016).A great deal of information has been published about the banking habits and needs of Millennials, and how to capture more of their business. As a member of the millennial generation myself, as well as an employee of a financial technology firm, I can see the value of this kind of information. However, since only 8% of us turn to financial institutions for guidance (Facebook, 2016), the real, underlying key to gaining their business is to become their trusted advisor. And this is both more difficult—and potentially easier—than you might suspect.First, start by asking who we turn to for financial advice now? Seventy-five percent of us consult people we have strong emotional relationships with —family, friends and coworkers. But we also heavily crowd-surf social networks for popular opinions and trends before making decisions, sometimes regardless of the credibility of the sources we find. We talk about everything that’s important to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Everything, from romantic relationships, to child rearing, to handling our finances, is fair game.For example, we drive 40% of the conversation about finances on Facebook, generating 6.5 million posts, comments, likes and shares on financial-related topics in 2015 alone (Facebook, 2016). Specifically, we discuss financial topics such as peer-to-peer payments, loans and mortgages, paying off debts, taxes, banking, investments and credit cards. We look for financial advice about the benefits of higher education, whether renting or buying a home is better, the merits of used and new cars, the advantages of relocating, and what investments to make, just to name a few (State Street Global Advisors, 2016).Even with all of these ongoing conversations—online and off—53% of us still feel we don’t have reliable sources for financial guidance and perspective. Emphasis on “reliable.” Which voices have the answers we seek? It’s not the products or services that we need to hear about, it’s what sources we learn to have confidence in. Most financial institutions have not yet realized that in their efforts to earn the business of Millennials like me, they are still not addressing this trust gap.It doesn’t happen overnight, but this is where the opportunity is for banks and credit unions. So, how can it be done?The answer is simple enough: meet us where we are, and speak our language. Social media channels are an integral part of our daily lives, so much that 47% of us rely on three or more social media channels for our daily news. Banks and credit unions need to have a much stronger presence on social media sites than they do now, and more important, they need to be present in our conversations, sharing their expertise more—and directly promoting their products less.Being present in our social media networks means engaging with us continuously. This sounds straightforward, but for traditional banks and credit unions, it may be a complete cultural shift. It’s not a task you check off your list every now and then—like placing an advertisement or posting on your own blog—it’s an ongoing, multi-layered dialog you commit to participating in.There are two equally important aspects to this participation.First, create valuable content so we’ll follow your feeds and read your information. Do this by posting:Third-party research and educational content on how to pay off debt and how to create a savings plan for retirement, education, or a future home or car purchase.And sharing topics that we care about to connect with us and build common ground, such as fundraising efforts, charity giving, and other initiatives your institution is a part of to better our community.About financial education seminars or events your institution is offering and how we can get involved.Daily and at consistent times to establish reliability so we know we can count on you to be there when we need you.Second, join our ongoing conversations with actionable advice and guidance so that we can learn to trust you over time:Respond to all of our comments and feedback, whether it’s positive or negative, to show us that you care and that you’ll be there for us.Conduct polls and surveys on social media to actively begin conversations with us about finances. Offer gift cards or free materials as incentives to participate.Begin a relationship with us by responding to our posts and comments in groups talking about financial topics.To work, your social media strategy needs to be a long-term plan for engagement. Building a reliable presence involves consistency over time as much as continuing to provide valuable content that we’ll find relevant and interesting.The potential reward for this effort will be a financially healthy and knowledgeable population, willing to turn once again to financial institutions as we (and the generations to come) reach financial maturity. You can become the trusted online resource, and even the trusted friend we can count on, when we make important financial decisions.last_img read more

Why you’re crazy if your head marketer isn’t a VP

first_img 118SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Wringer Former watermelon farmer Brian Wringer wears several hats for iDiz Incorporated, including Web Projects Manager, Wordsmith, and Big Idea Guy. He builds better credit unions by day and weird old … Web: Details I’m just going to come right out and say it for all the credit union CEOs and Boards out there:If the person in charge of Marketing and Brand is not at least a Vice President level executive reporting directly to the CEO, you’re doing it wrong.We’ve worked with hundreds of credit unions over the years and we’ve noticed our most successful clients have a lot in common. One of those consistent success traits is that Marketing is treated as an essential strategic function that drives growth. After all, quality marketing is an incredible investment, not an expense.Here’s why your Marketer-in-Chief should at least be a VP or equivalent, and why you’d have to be absolutely nuts to push this incredibly important person further down the food chain.Marketing needs clout and resourcesYour head marketer should have a high level of strategic responsibility, broad decision-making power, accountability for results, and (last but not least) access to the money, people, and time needed to Get Stuff Done.Marketers need a clear vision, big problems to solve, bold strategies to enact, and room to run – not a shopping list based on last year’s allowance.Marketing makes the CEO and Board’s job easierIt’s the Board and CEO’s job to take the long view; set long-term strategy and interim goals, and keep their eyes scanning the horizon for threats and opportunities. A great Marketing VP or CMO understands all the numbers that make a credit union thrive, and how to make them move.If the Board and/or CEO are getting bogged down in the nuts and bolts of marketing (planning, tactics, proofing, approvals for every expenditure) they’re wasting critical time and taking their attention away from steering the ship. Set a course, delegate to your Marketing pro, make sure they have the resources they need, and hold them accountable.Credit unions need silo-bustersMarketers have an enormously important role as brand stewards and member advocates. That means they need to stick their nose into a lot of “other” areas, like product development, member service quality, training, processes, policies, technology, and even rates and fees. They need the title and authority to bash through departmental barriers and work directly with other high-level execs.Marketers have a unique set of skillsGreat marketing is both a science and an art, and great Marketers can bridge both sides of the brain with ease. For example, ROI numbers are important, but quality and authenticity in creative are in turn vital parts of the secret sauce that has the power to multiply ROI. Your VP of Marketing needs to understand both the “soft skills” and “hard numbers” sides of the equation and how they work together.Titles matterA title is an important signal. It’s a quick indication of Marketing’s relative importance to colleagues, members, and vendors. Get creative if that fits your culture, but in the end, make sure it’s clear that your “Chief Growth & Happiness Officer” has a high level of responsibility and the clout to match.Hey, no sneaking in extra hatsModern Marketers already wear a lot of hats, from Tech Guru to Brand Maven. So it doesn’t make a lot of sense to try for a two-fer by tossing a completely different hat on the pile. VP of Operations or Lending is a full-time job on its own, and so is VP of Marketing; you’re losing out somewhere if you try to combine these very different responsibilities.last_img read more

Join the global plastic ejection movement in the tourism industry

first_imgKumica Barica Photo: Nevio Smajić / Greenpeace “We can’t move, but you have to. ”, is the new slogan of the excellent Greenpeace campaign in Croatia, in which monuments all over the country have appeared these days with the mentioned messages. As always, the power is in ourselves, ie in the hands of consumers. Because if we change and start looking for hotels and destinations (products and companies in general) that have embarked on a path of green and sustainable transformation, we will accelerate the whole process and focus the global story on plastic disposal and sustainable development. Start with yourself. The campaign was a great hit not only with the concept, but also with the messages. Thus, the Father of Croatian Marine Biology, Špiro Brusin, can be seen in Zadar looking thoughtfully at a shell in which traces of microplastics are visible, while in Zagreb Tesla was holding his head and just muttering: “So is it really that hard to solve?» A beautiful parallel, if only every man could see the Earth from space. From Greenpeace, therefore, they launched petition seeking their ban. In two and a half months, the petition was signed by more than 40.000 people. This shows that despite their ubiquity, there is a growing awareness of the harmfulness of bags and disposable plastics in general. “People actually want to put an end to all that strong plastic, to stop stuffing them with bags at every step and burying them in plastic packaging. Citizens agree that a systemic solution is needed and show a sincere will to look for an alternative in everyday life”Said Petra Andrić, Greenpeace’s campaign manager. The world’s largest hotel chains Marriott and Hyatt have launched a global movement and environmental action to eliminate plastic straws inside their hotels, restaurants and bars. The action was joined by many other hotel chains such as Hilton, Accor, Hyat, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Walt Disney Company, InterContinental and many others. PS Just this week, a video was released where investor and researcher Victor Vescovo dived to a depth of 10.928 meters in the Pacific Ocean, specifically the Mariana Trench, which is also the deepest place on Earth. And what did he find literally at the bottom of the sea? Plastic bag. Did you know that the total consumption of plastic bags in Croatia is about 200 bags per capita per year[? That means 830 million bags a year in total here alone. If we put these bags in a row, we would bridge the distance from the Earth to the Moon, or encircle the Earth around the equator as many as nine times. All the groceries fit in a canvas bag! Finally, I don’t know how many more times, I will point out and quote a French astronaut who talks about the Earth while watching it from the International Space Station (ISS) for the documentary “The Future According to Starck”, who put forward a phenomenal hypothesis and pointed out: ” When you look at the Earth from space, don’t be surprised if you get chills or tears. It’s so impressive. The ISS’s journey around the Earth takes an hour and a half, 45 minutes you see the part of the Earth where the day is, and the next 45 minutes you see the part where the night is. You see lightning that illuminates the clouds, aurora borealis… If you fly around the equator, for 45 minutes you see the northern hemisphere where it is winter, everything is white and perfectly clean, and for the next 45 minutes you watch summer. And that is something special. If all people could see the earth from space, they would realize that we are all the same, that we are all in the same spacecraft – and a small one! The parallel is even clearer in our ship. You have limited resources, so pay attention to every drop of water you drink, wash yourself, pay attention to electricity consumption because you must not run out of it. We must think on Earth as we do on a ship. What is our goal on Earth? Let’s all live together. May we all be happy, may we pass on to children the joy of living, creating, discovering and finding a way for the human race to survive as long as possible in the future.” WORLD HOTCHAIN ​​CHAINS THROW PLASTIC STRAWS Greenpeace ‘s petition to ban plastic bags is still open for signature on HERE At Maistra’s Hotel Adriatic in Rovinj, they will throw out all disposable plastic items and replace them with available alternatives. The aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness that due to the poor quality of plastic bags, they are used briefly, due to low prices they are distributed uncontrollably and most importantly cause enormous damage to the environment, and it is easy to replace them with alternatives. center_img And some of our hotel groups, such as Valamar and Maistra, joined the movement. As of August 1, Valamar Riviera guests will no longer be able to get classic, plastic straws, but only biodegradable cellulose straws. Namely, the largest Croatian tourist company is thus joining the world’s green campaign of putting plastic straws out of use. Special attention is paid to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing water consumption, reducing waste production, recycling, wastewater treatment and reuse for irrigation and in the process of washing in laundries, improving the use of solar energy, procurement of environmentally friendly materials, especially key investments, but also to educate guests, employees and the local population about the importance of preserving the Adriatic coast and the sea, and to organize actions for cleaning the coast and the seabed. With the same goal, Valamar Riviera also throws out plastic straws.  Orson Welles Photo: Maja Prgomet / Greenpeace Hotel employees, suppliers, partners and guests and citizens who enjoy hotel services are actively involved in the implementation of this initiative. In 2018, Adriatic started using replacement paper straws instead of plastic ones, and by June this year the hotel will stop using 80 percent of plastic products (bathroom amenities, beverage bottles, bags, containers, cups, etc.) for single use in order to by the end of 2019, it will be completely out of use in all its accommodation units, bars and restaurants. Furthermore, by the end of the year, Adriatic will use only biological cleaners and support cooperation with suppliers whose products (cosmetics, printed materials and even staff uniforms) are made from natural, biological, environmentally friendly or recycled materials. ZLARIN’S FIRST CROATIAN ISLAND WITHOUT DISPOSABLE PLASTICS The European Parliament agreed with the ambitious measures proposed by the European Commission to address the problem of marine litter, and the “Disposable Plastics Directive” was adopted, which deals directly with marine litter thanks to a series of ambitious measures.In cases where there are easily available and affordable alternatives, disposable plastic products will be banned on the EU market. So from 2021 they should no longer be sold plastic earplugs, cutlery, plates, straws, beverage sticks, lightweight bags, balloon holders, oxo-degradable plastic and certain styrofoam articles. In Croatia, the collection of light plastic carrying bags (up to 50 microns) is mandatory, with the exception of the so-called very light, which should be followed by the notice “Use the bags sparingly”. This provision entered into force in January 2019, but in many places it is not implemented at all or implementation is inadequate. Greenpeace believes that this will not achieve the intention of the Plastic Bags Directive to have a maximum per capita consumption of 90 lightweight plastic bags per person by the end of 2019, or 40 by the end of 2025. When we talk about the alternative, unfortunately humanity is obviously not responding to all the warning signs, at least not enough, and the only solution is to ban lightweight plastic bags for carrying and the use of Eco canvas bags. And that alone can significantly improve the situation, especially in the future. PLASTIC STRAWS, WHICH ARE PRODUCED IN A FEW SECONDS, ARE USED ON AVERAGE FOR ONLY TEN MINUTES, AND THEY DECOMPOSE EVEN 500 YEARS, AND 80% OF PLASTICS IN THE SEA COME FROM LAND. Thus, a dozen statues in Croatia, in protest against the mass use of plastic bags, “took” their canvas bags to the city, thus supporting the campaign Greenpeacea in Croatia. 1. Šetač, Osijek / Photo: Alen Večanin 2. Marija Jurić Zagorka, Zagreb / ​​Photo: Nevio Smajić The great news is that disposable plastic items will be banned in the EU from 2021. PLANET OR PLASTIC / Great National Geographic campaign Spiro Brusina Photo: Mihovil Zrilić / Greenpeacelast_img read more

Unai Emery reveals message to Gabriel Martinelli before Arsenal brace – but still doesn’t see him as a striker

first_imgEmery looked thrilled with the way his side performed on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)‘And he wants to achieve some minutes in the team. I think tonight his performance and attitude was amazing.’Although initially signed as a player for the future, Martinelli is expected to play a significant role for Arsenal over the course of the season – particularly in Europe – and has made the matchday squad for the last three Premier League matches.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 Arsenal Unai Emery reveals message to Gabriel Martinelli before Arsenal brace – but still doesn’t see him as a striker Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 7:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Shares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Martinelli also netted against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)Asked about Martinelli’s performance, Emery said at his post-match press conference: ‘I spoke with him about being calm, because when his opportunity arrives like tonight.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If he continues training and being hungry, I think he’s going to do well and tonight confirmed that.‘He played in pre-season with us and in every training he showed he was hungry to be with us and to have that opportunity to show his capacity.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‘In pre-season he played in different positions, above all he preferred to play as a left winger but he can also play as a right winger.‘I’m using him as a striker because he played there in Brazil. It’s not the best position for him but the first thing in his mind is to help us. Advertisement The summer signing gave a man-of-the-match performance on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has praised Gabriel Martinelli for heeding his message to grasp the opportunities that come his way after he scored a brace in Arsenal’s thumping win over Standard Liege.The Gunners blew away the visitors in Thursday night’s Europa League clash, winning 4-0, with Martinelli scoring twice in the first 16 minutes to become the youngest player to bag a brace for Arsenal in Europe.Emery was delighted with the performance of the 18-year-old, though he still believes his best position in the long term is on the wing, not up front, despite his goalscoring heroics.last_img read more

15 Everyday Foods That Supercharge Your Metabolism

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 329 Views   no discussions HEMP SEEDSYou don’t have to be a Grateful Dead fan to get on board with these seeds. They’’re a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which improve blood flow to your muscles, revving up your metabolism. Plus, they reduce inflammation.MATCHA (Green Tea)Yup, that’s just a fancy word for green tea. It not only packs a bit of caffeine, which speeds up your heart rate and thus your metabolism, but it also has norepinephrine-stimulating EGCG, a nutrient that helps boost your metabolic rate.ALMOND BUTTERThe nutty spread is a low-glycemic food, meaning it helps keep your blood sugar level stable. That’s crucial because regular blood sugar spikes and drops slow down your metabolism.SALMONThe pink fish contains tons of fatty acids, which actually help your body burn fat. Other fatty fishes, like tuna and black cod, work too.AMARANTHThis whole grain contains a perfect trifecta of nutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. That balance of ingredients helps keep your system stable, so your metabolism runs more smoothly.MANDARIN ORANGESStudies have proven that the smell of citrus calms you down and reduces levels of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone. And when you’re not bugging out, you’re less likely to reach for sugary comfort foods, which throw your metabolism out of whack. Other citrus fruits, like grapefruit, also do the job.PISTACHIOSThese nuts take pretty much forever to eat (the cracking! the shells!), which, while annoying, is great for your metabolism. Having small meals and snacks, like pistachios, throughout the day allows your body to process them more efficiently.KALEEven more reason to grab a green juice after your workout: The leafy green contains lots of protein and fiber, both of which keep you full without spiking your blood sugar, which could mess with your metabolism. Other green veggies—think spinach and Brussels sprouts—are great too.COCONUT WATERThis super-hydrator keeps you from getting dehydrated, which disrupts your metabolism.PAPAYAThis island fruit contains papain, an enzyme that increases digestion and thus speeds up your metabolism.COTTAGE CHEESEThe go-to snack is packed with protein, which takes longer to digest than carbs or fiber. And when your body has to work harder to break down a food, it burns more calories, supercharging your metabolism.HOT PEPPERSSpicy foods contain capsaicin, an ingredient that may raise your body temperature when you eat, thus boosting your metabolism.QUINOAThis little supergrain is a big, big yes because it’s packed with protein and fiber, both of which boost your metabolism.VEGGIE SOUPBetween the broth and the veggies themselves, this comfort meal is basically all water. H2O keeps your entire system running, which is key for an efficient metabolism.BLUEBERRIESThis fruit has a super-high water content, so much like veggie soup, it helps keep your system running smoothly to ensure that your metabolism is working at its best. Plus, thanks to their high fiber content, blueberries keep you regular. Sharecenter_img Share Food & DiningHealthLifestyle 15 Everyday Foods That Supercharge Your Metabolism by: – December 3, 2014 Sharelast_img read more