Fruition Shares Exciting New Music Video For ‘Labor Of Love’ From Forthcoming Album

first_imgPortland-based folk quartet Fruition is having a great year! The band is gearing up for their newest album, Labor Of Love, to be released on April 22nd on Randm Records. In celebration, the band recently debuted a live video of the album’s title track, “Labor Of Love,” exclusively via L4LM. You can read all about the album and the track here.Today, the band is doubling down on “Labor Of Love,” premiering an official music video for the soulful song. Watch below:last_img

Electricity-Sector Transition and Its Jobs Effects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg New Energy Finance:This shift in the political weather from trumpeting green jobs to chest-beating about brown jobs leads us onto something that deserves more attention than it has got so far. That is the wider effect on economies around the world of the transition to clean energy and transport.In power generation, we are moving from centralized power stations burning raw materials extracted from below ground, to distributed units harnessing natural resources, and in transport, we are starting to move from the internal combustion engine based on liquid fuels, to electrified vehicles.The outlook on employment is closely related to that for GDP and trade. In power generation, coal-firing worldwide ceases to grow according to our forecast, with increases in South Asia more than offset by declines in developed economies. This will mean a shrinkage in mining jobs in Europe and the U.S., and in countries that produce a lot of seaborne coal such as Australia.In renewables, our projections for year-on-year additions suggest that employment in both wind turbine and solar panel manufacturing globally will continue to grow at least until the late 2030s, as capacity additions jump from a combined 636GW in the 2021-2015 period, to 2.2TW in 2036-2040.There will also be increases in the number of people involved in constructing wind farms and utility-scale solar projects, again mainly in developing countries. As an indicator, Adani Power’s 648MW Kamuthi PV park in Tamil Nadu employed 8,500 workers for six months in the building phase in 2015-2016 – equivalent to 6.6 man-years per megawatt. The latter figure is roughly double what might be expected in developed economies. Even if productivity in construction improves, the solar (and wind) project build-out globally should keep many hundreds of thousands of hard hats busy through the 2030s.And then there is small-scale solar system installation. This is a much more labor-intensive business than polysilicon, wafer, cell, module or inverter manufacturing, or indeed the building of big PV parks. Estimates are that 11-13 man-years are required to install 1MW of small-scale solar, although it does depend greatly on whether the systems are household rooftops of 3kW or so, or commercial-scale arrays of many tens of kilowatts. The majority of the new jobs will be in developing countries (since these are forecast to add more than 700GW of the 1.3TW of new small-scale PV installed worldwide between 2017 and 2040).In the operating phase, there are many fewer jobs per MWh in wind and solar plants than there are in fossil-fuel generation. For instance, the giant 2GW, $4.5 billion onshore wind project in the Oklahoma Panhandle announced this summer by American Electric Power, is slated to create 4,000 jobs during the construction phase but only 80 during operation (a ratio of just 0.04 per MW). By comparison, AEP’s 600MW John W Turk Jr coal-fired power station in Arkansas employs 109 people directly, plus those in the coal mining and transport chain, to produce about half, at most, of the electricity that is due to come from the Oklahoma wind complex.More: How Economies May Flex to Transition in Energy, Transport Electricity-Sector Transition and Its Jobs Effectslast_img read more

Ronald L. Schnebelt

first_imgRonald Lee Schnebelt, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.  Ronald was born on February 11, 1939 to Leo and Eleanor “Dolly” (Greene) Schnebelt in Lawrenceburg, IN.  Ronald served his country in the Army from 1961 to 1963 and was an equipment operator at Ken Neyer Plumbing in Cleves, OH.  He was a former owner and operator of Friendship Tavern.  He enjoyed the outdoors as a 4 wheeled drag racer and race car driver.  He also enjoyed fishing, working and the garage as a mechanic. Ronald liked to tease and joke with people.  He was a member of the American Legion, Post 292.  Ronald was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, Rita (Edwards) Schnebelt, 6 sons: Randy (Mindy) Schnebelt of Patriot, Sandy (Jeni) Schnebelt of Cross Plains, Andy Schnebelt of Aurora, John Chance of Versailles, Brian (Daphne) Houze of Lawrenceburg, and John (Stephanie) Suddendorf of Corydon, IN, 2 daughters; Candy (Danny Thomas) Schnebelt of Friendship, and Angela (Tracy) Moore of W. Harrison, 1 brother David “Dick” (Janice) Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg, 3 sisters: Cora Goodpaster, Patricia Ratliff, and Judy Dennison all of Lawrenceburg, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and the mother of his sons, Caryl Schnebelt.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at the American Legion Post #292 in Dillsboro. Memorials may be made to the family. DeVries Funeral Home of Dillsboro entrusted with the arrangements.last_img read more

4th South African Freedom Day golf tourney slated for April 29

first_imgGlobal Media Alliance (GMA), an integrated Communications and Entertainment Company, in collaboration with Ghana’s leading telecommunications network, MTN Ghana, the Celebrity Golf Club and the South African High Commission is organising a day’s golf tournament to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of South Africa’s Freedom Day.The tournament, scheduled to take place on the 29th of April, 2017, at the Celebrity Golf Course in Sakumono, Tema is the fourth in Ghana since its commencement.The event will see the gathering of competing golfers from Ghana and South Africa.Over the years, the occasion has offered all participants, both corporate and individuals, the opportunity to interact through fun and leisure in a multicultural environment.Last year, there was remarkable sportsmanship and funfair when the annual tournament brought together over 150 golfers to display their dexterity and love for the game. With the event gaining popularity and catching on with the South African community in Ghana, over hundreds of golfers together with their family and friends are anticipated to take part in this year’s tournament.Freedom Day is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. Peace, unity, the preservation and the restoration of human dignity hallmark Freedom Day celebrations on the 27th of April of each year. Speaking on the tournament, the Chief Executive Officer of GMA Mr Ernest Boateng, said “we are thrilled that Freedom Day is here with us again.We are excited for this year’s event as Ghana is also in a jubilant mood with the yearlong celebrations of 60 years of Ghana’s Independence.”“In celebration of our achievements as a people with a shared history, what better way is there then than to celebrate our success than through sports?” he quizzed.Special Guest of Honour for the event is the South African High Commissioner to Ghana Her Excellency LulamaXingwana.Other dignitaries will also grace the occasion.This year’s event is headlined by the South African Telecommunication Giant, MTN Ghana supported by Multichoice, Shoprite, Distell, Afgri Ghana and Swiss Spirit.last_img read more