Dave Matthews Announces Free Live Stream For “Stand With Standing Rock” Benefit

first_imgThough the Dave Matthews Band is on a hiatus, their two leading men Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are anything but. The two have made regular appearances at benefit performances in the latter half of 2016, and will continue that trend this Sunday, November 27th with a Stand With Standing Rock benefit concert that will feature Neko Case, Graham Nash, Ledisi, and Lakota Thunder, as well as Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds.Set to take place in Washington D.C. at the DAR Constitution Hall, organizers have teamed with Ben & Jerry’s to provide a full length live stream of the event. Though the stream is free, fans are encouraged to donate to the Stand With Standing Rock cause. You can find more information about this event here, and tune in via the YouTube player embedded below.We’ll be sure to share this again on Sunday, so you don’t forget!last_img read more

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Denmark’s Sampension makes first direct green energy investment

first_imgDenmark’s Sampension has said it is making its first direct investment in green energy, financing a new 33MW wind farm to be built in west Jutland.The DKK195bn (€26.1bn) labour-market pension scheme is financing the 10-turbine Ulvemosen wind farm project in Varde, which will be established and operated by wind and solar-power developer European Energy.Anne-Charlotte Mark, head of equities and alternative investments at Sampension, said: “Ulvemosen is our first direct investment within renewables and part of the strategy to increase exposure to energy-related infrastructure.”Sampension said it had high expectations for the project. European Energy said the project would be owned by Sampension but that a part of it would be owned and operated by local land-owners and neighbours to the project.The developer said it had been planning the project for the last 4-5 years.The plant will have an estimated output of around 100GWh a year, equal to the energy consumption of 20,000 households, European Energy said.Danish manufacturer Vestas said European Energy has placed an order with it for 10 V117-3.3MW turbines, which is being financed in collaboration with Sampension.The turbines are expected to be delivered and commissioned in the fourth quarter of this year.last_img read more

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Klobuchar says endorsers to play key role if she’s in DC impeachment hearings

first_imgDES MOINES — A prominent Des Moines attorney who was the Democratic Party’s first female candidate for governor has endorsed Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s bid for the White House.Roxanne Conlin was also the first woman president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and one of the first two women in the country to be appointed as a U.S. Attorney. Klobuchar tonight said Roxanne Conlin’s vocal support will be crucial on the Iowa campaign trail if the House passes articles of impeachment and the Senate has to conduct a trial.“We may be in an impeachment hearing in January, so Roxanne is going to have to be doing a lot of speaking if I am back there in Washington,” Klobuchar told Radio Iowa, “as will my husband and so many other people.”Klobuchar said the Iowans who’ve endorsed her, including 13 current of former members of the state legislature, will be able to continue talking with their friends and neighbors if she is involved in impeachment proceedings in Washington. Klobuchar is one of six U.S. Senators competing for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.“My plan is to be in Iowa and some of the other early states as much as I can be every waking hour,” Klobuchar told Radio Iowa during an interview tonight on her campaign bus. “I am someone that has always needed little sleep, so maybe I’ll just show up at midnight and I am someone that can juggle things and that’s what we’re going to have to do here.”Conlin announced her endorsement to a crowd in a Des Moines bar Thursday evening, then joined Klobuchar on her campaign bus. Conlin said she will dedicate as much time as she can to making the case that Klobuchar is best suited to beat Trump next November.“She can stand up to whatever the current occupant of the White House sends her way and he will be sorry when he is on the other end of her wit. He is witless,” Conlin said.Klobuchar laughed and said: “That’s what I like about Roxanne. She’s really subtle, but here’s the deal: you don’t need a lot of subtlety in politics these days; I think you just have to be really honest with people.”Klobuchar will be the 11th of 14 candidates to speak Friday evening at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraiser in Des Moines.last_img read more

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