Trey Anastasio has announced that he will be webcast the April 13th, 2019 Ghosts of the Forest performance at New York City’s United Palace Theatre for free on Monday, April 20th, 2020 via his Facebook page and LivePhish. Read our initial review of the performance here.Along with the archival webcast announcement, Trey shared some reflections about the 2019 project and our current situation as fans continue to face a global health crisis. As Anastasio notes,Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a year since the Ghosts of the Forest tour. What an amazing experience that was. I miss playing music with my buddies Celisse [Henderson], Jen [Hartswick], Ray [Paczkowski], Fish [Jon Fishman] and Tony [Markellis]. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and took that huge leap of faith to see an entire night of brand-new music. This never could have happened without all of you, the most remarkable, open minded group of people ever to attend a concert in the history of music. I just can’t even believe it when I think back on it. You can watch the live re-broadcast of Ghosts of the Forest at New York’s United Palace below at 8:00 p.m ET on Monday, April 20th and read along with our initial review here.Ghosts of the Forest – 4/13/19 – NYC – Live Re-BroadcastIn addition to the general gratitude toward fans for greeting this new, different project with open arms, Trey reflected on one particular Ghosts of the Forest song, “Stumble Into Flight”, and its eerie relevance to the world’s current predicament. The Phish guitarist shared a montage of photos and clips from the 2019 tour set to the song in question.Read Trey’s thoughts and watch the “Stumble Into Flight” video below:While I was reminiscing about the tour, I was thinking about the song “Stumble into Flight” that was recorded during the Ghosts of the Forest sessions. The lyrics feel eerily relevant right now and I wanted to share the studio version. “Pebbles in the pitcher make the water rise” refers to the Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the Pitcher”. A thirsty crow finds a pitcher with water at the bottom, beyond the reach of its beak. He can’t push it over, so he drops in pebbles one by one until the water rises to the top of the pitcher, allowing him to drink. Necessity is the mother of Invention. Thoughtfulness is better than brute force.Where there’s a will there’s a way.Maybe I’m overly optimistic, naive, or ignorant about history, but I believe that we’re going to find solutions to our seemingly insurmountable problems, and that some kind of positive shift in social consciousness is waiting for us on the other side of all of this. It feels like we’re on the precipice of a forward-thinking social upheaval. A course correction based on kindness, community, ingenuity, unity.I believe this.Ghosts of the Forest – “Stumble Into Flight” VideoTrey Anastasio has been doing his best to make the most of his quarantine. Over the past few weeksm he’s released a slew of new songs from his NYC apartment (including “The Silver Light”, “My World Is My Home“, “Are You There Colleen?”, “Lonely Trip”, “Shaking Someone’s Outstretched Hand”, “I Never Left Home”, “Lotus”, “When The Words Go Away”, “Timeless”, “I Never Needed You Like This Before”, “The Greater Good”, and “Lost In The Pack”) and put out a new Phish record, Sigma Oasis.
Vermont Business Magazine Combined wages and benefits in the Northeast are nearly $7 per hour higher (19.4 percent) than the next highest region of the United States, and 39 percent higher than the lowest. Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $29.59 per hour in the South to $40.55 in the Northeast during December 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. In the other two regions, hourly employer costs for employee compensation stood at $30.23 in the Midwest and $33.97 in the West. The Northeast is comprised of the New England states, plus New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.In addition to regional estimates, employer costs for nine smaller geographic divisions are also available. Within divisions, total compensation costs ranged from $25.40 per hour in the East South Central division to $40.98 in the Middle Atlantic division. (See table 1(link is external).) Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC) are based on the National Compensation Survey, which measures employer costs for wages, salaries, and employee benefits. (Geographic definitions of the regions and divisions follow in the Technical Note(link is external).) Table 1. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and division, December 2016 – ContinuedCompensation componentCensus region and division(1)MidwestMidwest divisionsCostPercentEast North CentralWest North CentralCostPercentCostPercentTotal compensation$30.23100.0$30.40100.0$29.83100.0Wages and salaries21.0769.721.1469.520.9170.1Total benefits9.1530.39.2630.58.9229.9Paid leave2.076.82.096.92.036.8Vacation184.108.40.206.71.103.7Holiday0.612.00.622.00.592.0Sick0.220.70.220.70.230.8Personal0.110.40.110.40.110.4Supplemental pay0.842.80.852.80.802.7Overtime and premium (2)0.270.90.2220.127.116.11Shift differentials0.060.20.060.20.070.2Nonproduction bonuses0.511.70.511.70.501.7Insurance2.648.72.718.92.488.3Life0.040.10.040.10.040.1Health2.498.22.558.42.337.8Short-term disability0.060.20.070.20.060.2Long-term disability0.050.20.050.20.050.2Retirement and savings1.194.01.183.91.224.1Defined benefit0.471.50.511.70.361.2Defined contribution0.732.40.672.20.862.9Legally required benefits2.428.02.438.02.398.0Social Security and Medicare1.795.91.795.91.806.0Social Security (3)1.454.81.444.71.464.9Medicare0.351.20.351.10.351.2Federal unemployment insurance0.040.10.040.10.030.1State unemployment insurance0.170.60.190.60.140.5Workers’ compensation0.411.40.411.30.421.4Note: See footnotes at end of table. Table 1. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and division, December 2016 – ContinuedCompensation componentCensus region and division (1)SouthSouth divisionsCostPercentSouth AtlanticEast South CentralWest South CentralCostPercentCostPercentCostPercentTotal compensation$29.59100.0$30.90100.0$25.40100.0$29.49100.0Wages and salaries21.0071.021.8170.618.0070.921.1571.7Total benefits8.5929.09.0929.47.4029.18.3428.3Paid leave2.036.92.237.21.666.51.906.4Vacation1.043.51.153.70.853.30.943.2Holiday0.622.10.652.10.552.20.612.1Sick0.240.80.270.90.180.70.220.7Personal0.140.50.160.50.090.30.120.4Supplemental pay0.873.00.832.70.682.71.043.5Overtime and premium (2)0.218.104.22.168.291.20.321.1Shift differentials0.060.20.070.20.040.10.050.2Nonproduction bonuses0.541.80.521.70.351.40.672.3Insurance2.297.72.422.214.171.124.077.0Life0.050.20.050.20.040.10.040.1Health126.96.36.199188.8.131.52.956.6Short-term disability0.050.20.060.20.040.20.040.1Long-term disability0.040.10.050.20.040.20.040.1Retirement and savings184.108.40.2064.10.873.41.063.6Defined benefit0.501.70.581.90.371.50.431.5Defined contribution0.652.20.702.30.502.00.632.1Legally required benefits220.127.116.117.51.967.72.277.7Social Security and Medicare1.755.91.825.91.526.01.766.0Social Security (3)1.414.81.418.104.22.168.414.8Medicare0.351.20.361.20.291.20.351.2Federal unemployment insurance0.020.10.030.10.020.10.020.1State unemployment insurance0.100.40.110.40.080.30.110.4Workers’ compensation0.361.20.361.20.331.30.381.3Note: See footnotes at end of table. Table 1. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and division, December 2016 – ContinuedCompensation componentCensus region and division(1)WestWest divisionsCostPercentMountainPacificCostPercentCostPercentTotal compensation$33.97100.0$29.02100.0$36.35100.0Wages and salaries24.0370.821.0772.625.4670.0Total benefits9.9329.27.9527.410.8930.0Paid leave2.266.61.806.22.486.8Vacation22.214.171.124126.96.36.199Holiday0.702.10.531.80.782.2Sick0.310.90.230.80.351.0Personal0.110.30.110.40.110.3Supplemental pay0.872.50.752.60.922.5Overtime and premium (2)0.220.70.210.70.230.6Shift differentials0.030.10.030.10.030.1Nonproduction bonuses0.611.80.501.70.661.8Insurance2.6188.8.131.52.847.8Life0.040.10.040.10.040.1Health2.507.42.016.92.737.5Short-term disability0.040.10.040.10.030.1Long-term disability0.040.10.040.10.040.1Retirement and savings1.394.10.963.31.604.4Defined benefit0.672.00.301.00.852.3Defined contribution0.722.10.662.30.752.1Legally required benefits2.818.32.338.03.058.4Social Security and Medicare1.955.71.756.02.055.6Social Security (3)1.564.61.414.91.634.5Medicare0.391.20.341.20.421.2Federal unemployment insurance0.060.20.030.10.080.2State unemployment insurance0.210.60.160.50.240.6Workers’ compensation0.591.70.391.40.691.9Footnotes:(1) The States that comprise the census divisions are: New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont; Middle Atlantic: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania; South Atlantic: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia; East South Central: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee; West South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; East North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin; West North Central: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; Mountain: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; and Pacific: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.(2) Includes premium pay for work in addition to the regular work schedule (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays).(3) Comprises the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program. Note: The sum of individual items may not equal totals due to rounding. In the Northeast, hourly total compensation costs in December 2016 were comprised of the following: wages and salaries ($27.10) made up 66.8 percent, while total benefits ($13.45) accounted for the remaining 33.2 percent. Insurance costs, which include life, health, and short- and long-term disability, averaged $3.30 per hour worked, or 8.1 percent of all compensation costs. Legally required benefits, which include Social Security and Medicare, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance, averaged $3.04 per hour and represented 7.5 percent of total compensation costs. Paid leave benefits, which include vacation, holiday, sick, and personal leave, averaged $3.02 per hour worked and accounted for 7.4 percent of total compensation costs.Hourly wages and salaries averaged $24.03 in the West and accounted for 70.8 percent of all compensation costs. Total benefits averaged $9.93, or 29.2 percent of total compensation costs. Legally required benefits averaged $2.81 per hour worked and accounted for 8.3 percent of total compensation costs in the West. Insurance benefits averaged $2.61 per hour and represented 7.7 percent of all employer costs, while paid leave was $2.26, or 6.6 percent of total compensation costs.The Midwest region recorded an hourly wage and salary average of $21.07 in December 2016, which represented 69.7 percent of all compensation costs. Total benefits averaged $9.15 and accounted for the remaining 30.3 percent of total compensation costs. The three highest categories for employer benefit costs included: insurance benefits ($2.64 per hour worked), legally required benefits ($2.42), and paid leave ($2.07). These categories represented 8.7 percent, 8.0 percent, and 6.8 percent, respectively, of total employer compensation costs in the Midwest.In the South, wages and salaries averaged $21.00 per hour and comprised 71.0 percent of total employer compensation, while benefits, at $8.59 per hour, accounted for the remaining 29.0 percent. Insurance benefits represented the largest benefit category, averaging $2.29 per hour worked, or 7.7 percent of total compensation costs. Legally required benefits, at $2.24 per hour, or 7.6 percent of total compensation costs, represented the second largest benefit category in the South. Paid leave, the third largest benefit category, averaged $2.03 per hour and represented 6.9 percent of all employer compensation costs.Overall, compensation costs among private industry employers in the United States averaged $32.76 per hour worked in December 2016. Wages and salaries, at $22.83 per hour, accounted for 69.7 percent of these costs, while benefits, at $9.93, made up the remaining 30.3 percent.Technical NoteEmployer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC) measures the average cost to employers for wages and salaries and benefits per employee hour worked.Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data in this release cover private industry. Excluded from private industry are the self-employed and farm and private household workers. The cost levels for this quarter were collected from a probability sample of approximately 28,100 occupations selected from a sample of about 6,800 establishments in private industry. The private industry sample is rotated over approximately 5 years, which makes the sample more representative of the economy and reduces respondent burden. Data are collected for the pay period including the 12th day of the survey months of March, June, September, and December.Employer Costs for Employee Compensation data on total compensation, wages and salaries, and benefits in private industry are produced annually in the March reference period for 15 combined and metropolitan statistical areas (CSA and MSA). Further information about metropolitan area ECEC estimates is available at www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/cwc/bls-introduces-new-employer-costs-for-employee-compensation-data-for-private-industry-workers-in-15-metropolitan-areas.pdf(link is external).For detailed information on Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, see Chapter 8, “National Compensation Measures,” of the BLS Handbook of Methods at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch8.pdf(link is external).Current and historical BLS data are also posted on our Web site at www.bls.gov/ect(link is external).Information from the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation program is available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.Regional definitionsNortheast regionNew England division: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, VermontMiddle Atlantic division: New Jersey, New York, PennsylvaniaMidwest regionEast North Central division: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, WisconsinWest North Central division: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South DakotaSouth regionSouth Atlantic division: Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West VirginiaEast South Central division: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, TennesseeWest South Central division: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, TexasWest regionMountain division: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, WyomingPacific division: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, WashingtonTable 1. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by census region and division, December 2016Compensation componentCensus region and division (1)NortheastNortheast divisionsCostPercentNew EnglandMiddle AtlanticCostPercentCostPercentTotal compensation$40.55100.0$39.27100.0$40.98100.0Wages and salaries27.1066.827.6170.326.9265.7Total benefits13.4533.211.6629.714.0634.3Paid leave3.027.42.907.43.067.5Vacation1.543.81.513.91.543.8Holiday0.882.20.852.20.902.2Sick0.411.00.360.90.421.0Personal0.190.50.180.40.200.5Supplemental pay2.405.91.102.82.856.9Overtime and premium (2)0.250.60.250.60.250.6Shift differentials0.080.20.100.30.070.2Nonproduction bonuses2.075.10.751.92.526.2Insurance3.308.13.238.23.338.1Life0.050.10.040.10.050.1Health3.107.63.047.73.127.6Short-term disability0.100.20.090.20.100.2Long-term disability0.060.10.060.20.060.1Retirement and savings1.684.21.543.91.734.2Defined benefit0.761.90.611.60.812.0Defined contribution0.922.30.922.40.922.2Legally required benefits3.047.52.89184.108.40.206Social Security and Medicare220.127.116.11.62.185.3Social Security (3)1.714.21.754.51.704.1Medicare0.471.20.461.20.481.2Federal unemployment insurance0.030.10.040.10.020.1State unemployment insurance0.218.104.22.168.300.7Workers’ compensation0.551.30.391.00.601.5Note: See footnotes at end of table. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 20, 2017
CBRE has completed the sale Stratford Plaza located at 1219 E. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix. The ±20,400-sq.-ft. retail strip center was 84 percent occupied at time of sale and commanded a sale price of more than $2.27 million. Steve Julius and Jesse Goldsmith with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the transaction. The seller was La Crescenta Properties of California. The buyer was Phoenix-based Jacor Partners.“This is a good purchase for Jacor. Infill properties continue to be sought after, and it’s rare to find quality product in such a dense part of Phoenix,” said CBRE’s Goldsmith. “The neighborhood is evolving, and with new local ownership Stratford Plaza should see much success.”Stratford Plaza is well located and benefits from exceptionally busy traffic on Glendale Avenue, which averages ±38,130 vehicles per day. The property also thrives due to its proximity to the 51 freeway, and its proximity to the Biltmore district. Additionally, the very popular Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is opening its highly anticipated The Orchard concept just north of the subject property on 12th Street, which will further drive traffic to the area.
COUNTY News:The Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board meeting scheduled for May 21 is canceled.The next meeting will be announced at a later date.
COUNTY News:Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities estimate that water services will be fully restored to customers on 33 through 39 and Walnut streets by 9 p.m. today.Crews are responding to two water line breaks on 33 Street – one approximately 100 feet north of Villa and the other approximately 100 feet south of Villa in front of Aspen Elementary School. Villa at 34 Street is closed to through traffic. Motorists traveling to Walnut, 32nd Street, lower Villa and the southern part of 33 Street are being detoured north onto 34 Street. Expect traffic delays.Department officials offer the following information to customers once water is restored:Water at first may appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so.For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that was stirred up from the bottom of the water main. While aesthetically unpleasant, it does not pose a health risk.Flushing home plumbing lines with cold water for a couple of minutes can help clear up the water sooner. If water quality problems persist for more than two days, water customers should contact the department at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.
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Ingredients (serves 4)1 lb green split peas1 cup chopped onion1 clove of garlic1 bay leaf1 ham hock1 cup chopped celery1 oz vegetable oilSalt and pepper to tasteMethodFirst, sort through the peas to remove any stones. Then, wash and drain peas. In a large pot, sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the vegetable oil. Once they become slightly translucent, add the ham hock, peas, bay leaf, and two and a half quarts of water.Bring to a simmer and skim off the scum that rises to the top, then simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally so that the peas don’t stick to the bottom.Once finished cooking, remove the hock and the bay leaf and puree the soup in a blender. Remember, if the soup gets too thick, you can always add a little more water. Share
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Utilizing the national capability of the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework, the Environment Agency have appointed VBA (an alliance of VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins) to deliver a program of works at the Albert Dock along the Humber in Hull. The project forms part of the Environment Agency’s Asset Recovery program to repair the damage caused by extreme weather during the 2013/14 winter.As part of this VBA project, VolkerGround Engineering are installing 360 12m long H section piles (356 x 368 x 202 kgl m) through a 950m reach of the existing wall.A particular challenge for the construction work is that the river bank is shared by port operator ABP and its warehousing facilities. Arriving vessels discharge their cargo onto the adjacent wharves which has restricted pile storage and working areas.“This was always going to be difficult,” commented Chris Thomas, VolkerGround Engineering Director. “And has meant that we have had to plan around shipping movements in order to minimise site congestion.”The piling work which started in mid-January is due to be completed at the beginning of March, allowing VBA to advance their subsequent works.[mappress mapid=”19986″]
Immigration solicitors are concerned that they have been ‘singled out’ from other legal aid lawyers through the introduction of a new reaccreditation process. The compulsory immigration and asylum accreditation scheme, administered by the Law Society, was launched in 2004, with reaccreditation required after three years. No reaccreditation scheme was put in place until January this year, when solicitors received letters informing them that they would need to pass an exam by the end of July if they wanted to conduct work under the new civil contract that runs from October 2010. The deadline for passing the reaccreditation process has since been extended to 31 March 2011. However, Mark Phillips, chairman of the Law Society’s immigration committee, said: ‘Immigration lawyers feel battered and bullied… They feel they are being singled out and treated differently from other practitioners in the way they are accredited.’ The Law Society said the two-hour exam was ‘the most sensible solution’.