Prime Minister Hands Over Certificates of Ownership

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Lauds Union Institute and University RelatedPM Honoured Guest at Union Institute 50th Anniversary Prime Minister Hands Over Certificates of OwnershipJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsPrime Minister Simpson Miller, on June 26, handed over 45 Certificates of Ownership to former occupants of Sugar Cane Estate Barracks in Barham, Shrewsbury and Masemure, in Westmoreland.This, the Prime Minister said, represented phase one of the Sugar Workers Relocation Project in the parish.The Prime Minister also noted that barrack-dwelling families and workers in three sugar cane dependent communities in Westmoreland, will see their living conditions dramatically improved. RelatedPrime Minister Simpson Miller Lauds Union Institute and University Prime Minister Hands Over Certificates of Ownership Prime MinisterJune 27, 2014Written by: Sharon Earlecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, with two delighted students, Glenoiya Jones (left), of St. Paul’s Primary School and Deneisha Thomas of Grange Hill Primary School, both in Westmoreland. Occasion was the official handing over ceremony for 45 new houses in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Sugar Transformation Unit Barracks Relocation Project, at Shrewsbury, in Westmoreland on June 26. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on June 26, handed over 45 Certificates of Ownership to former occupants of Sugar Cane Estate Barracks in Barham, Shrewsbury and Masemure, in Westmoreland.This, the Prime Minister said, represented phase one of the Sugar Workers Relocation Project in the parish.The Prime Minister also noted that barrack-dwelling families and workers in three sugar cane dependent communities in Westmoreland, will see their living conditions dramatically improved under phase two of the Sugar Estate Barracks Resettlement Housing Project.Speaking at the handing-over ceremony in Shrewsbury, Mrs. Simpson Miller said that sub-divisional plans for the development have been submitted to the Westmoreland Parish Council for approval, after which families who did not benefit under phase one will have the opportunity to own new and improved living spaces.Road infrastructure, storm water drains, sewerage connection and treatment systems, as well as electrical and potable water systems are features of the new development, she said.“The second phase will address the dire needs of those residents who did not reside in the barracks at the time of divestment, but who live formally and informally on the sugar estate. This government is duty-bound to address those needs,” the Prime Minister said.The project will be implemented within a partnership agreement between the National Housing Trust (NHT) and the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ).However, unlike phase one, these housing solutions will be sold to beneficiaries, the Prime Minister stated.Similar benefits are to be rolled out in the sugar dependent communities of Springfield, Golden Grove and Stokes Hall under the wider programme.By the end of calendar year 2014, Government plans to resettle about 876 residents of sugar estate barracks in sugar dependent communities across the island, where approximately 400 housing solutions will be put in place at the seven relocation sites.The national project, which is funded in part by the European Union (EU), has so far seen over $14 billion spent on relocation projects in sugar producing areas. Advertisementslast_img read more


17th Circuit has the infrastructure in place for a remote jury trial

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first_img Now they need to find parties willing to try their case virtually After successfully experimenting with online jury selection, the 17th Judicial Circuit is ready to take remote jurisprudence to the next level.Coral Springs attorney Jeffrey Adelman and his ABOTA Ft. Lauderdale colleagues are requesting volunteers for the 17th Circuit’s first Zoom jury trial.Details are still being worked out, but given the region’s skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, Adelman envisions a two-day to four-day civil trial conducted entirely online sometime this month.“I just think that right now, given what’s going on in South Florida, you’re going to have a terrible time getting people to show up in court,” said Adelman, who is a board certified civil trial lawyer.The biggest hurdle so far has been finding willing parties, but Adelman is confident that his colleagues in the Broward legal community will come through.“I’ve spoken with several attorneys for in-house counsel, and I think everybody’s waiting for somebody else to do it,” he said. “What I’m hoping is that somebody will agree to do it on, say, a disputed liability issue.”The 11th Circuit conducted a remote jury trial in July as part of a voluntary civil pilot program that Chief Justice Charles Canady authorized in five of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits. But the non-binding proceeding used a hybrid model that combined remote jury selection with the extensive use of protective equipment for in-person proceedings, after consulting with a team of health experts, including epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists. Chief Justice Canady has given the pilots until October 2 to report their findings.Unlike the 11th Circuit, the 17th was not one of the circuits selected for the pilot program by the Supreme Court’s COVID-19 work group.But the 17th Circuit has been a leader in the court system’s pivot to online proceedings, Adelman said, adding that much of the credit belongs to Chief Judge Jack Tuter.“Judge Tuter has just been incredible, he’s been forward thinking, and in my eyes, leading the way for the rest of the state, and even the country,” Adelman said. “He gets the big picture and we’re incredibly lucky to have him in Broward County.”Judge Tuter was elated July 10 when nearly 50 of 120 Broward residents followed instructions for participating in an online jury selection experiment that arrived in the mail in June, attached to an otherwise traditional summons.“None of the 49 jurors who checked in for jury duty could have done so unless they followed all of these instructions,” Judge Tuter wrote in a recent column. “The success rate was a true testament of faith in the jury system.”Jurors are eager to serve, if they believe they can do so safely, Adelman said.“The response we got from jurors on July 10 was like nothing I would have expected,” he said. “Some people were saying I couldn’t serve if I had to go to the courthouse, and I really do want to serve my country as a juror.”Lawyers who participated in the 11th Circuit experiment said they were frustrated because the Zoom format did not allow them to see the entire jury panel respond to their questions. After experiencing the same problem in a mock session, Adelman bought a 30-inch monitor.“The more real estate you have, the better you can see,” he said. “I’m not naïve, I know there are going to be limitations, but the more we do these, the better we are going to get.”There are tradeoffs, Adelman said. He likes not having to remember every prospective juror’s name.“It’s right there on the screen when you do jury selection online,” he said.Civil lawyers are going to rely more heavily on remote technology when the courts reopen and judges are forced to devote most of their resources to a backlog of criminal cases, Adelman said.“We are not the priority, as opposed to somebody that is facing prison time,” he said.Regardless of how they feel about remote technology, lawyers would be wise to become proficient, Adelman said.“Everybody is going to have to get used to the fact, and recognize, that much of the way that we’ve practiced law has forever changed.” 17th Circuit has the infrastructure in place for a remote jury trial Aug 03, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Storieslast_img read more


One Day at a Time

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Flathead County Commissioner Dale Lauman poses with his wife, Lois, at his office in downtown Kalispell. Cancer took a lot from Dale Lauman. It took his weight. It took his body’s ability to defend itself from sickness. And for a period of time, it took his hair. But more important is what Lauman kept, even when the disease reached its peak last winter and he was in chemotherapy every three weeks. He kept his focus on his job and the perspective that things could always be worse. And if you ask his wife of nearly 45 years, Lois, he kept any complaints he may have had about his Type 2 non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to himself. Now, after being diagnosed with the disease late last October and enduring six chemotherapy sessions through April, Lauman’s doctors say his cancer is in remission. “This is good, to be on that recovery road,” Lauman said last week. As a Flathead County commissioner, Lauman is one-third of the county’s legislative and executive branches. The job brings plenty of challenges, but Lauman is quick to point out the everyday changes that keep it exciting. It was his job, along with his wife and the support of family and friends, that prevented him from dwelling on the negative aspects in his life, he said. Lauman, 71, was born and raised in “the big little town of Somers, Montana,” and joined the postal service in 1963. He worked his way up through the system, eventually retiring as Bigfork’s postmaster in 1993. Email Lois Lauman said she and her husband met at a dance. This December, they will celebrate 45 years of a successful partnership, one that Dale Lauman says got him through the information-overload the battle with cancer often brings. “We’re a team,” he said, looking at his wife with a smile. Lymphoma is a tough physical battle, Lauman said, and he is convinced no one – man or woman – could get through it alone. “It takes a team,” Lauman said. “It takes a couple.” As the other half of that couple, Lois Lauman said she relied on written reminders to keep each of her husband’s medications straight and to make sure they were doing everything correctly. She also relied on her philosophy to take life one day at a time and make sure to live each to its fullest. “You could have a pity party for yourself,” Lois Lauman said. “You don’t want (cancer). But you have it, and you just deal with it and get over it and get on with life.” Sitting in his county office last week, Lauman smiled when he recounted what kept his mind occupied last winter: dust abatement and snow removal. These were the biggest issues residents called or e-mailed him about, he said. The commitment he made to his job kept his mind off his cancer, Lauman said, and made it easier to continue with business as usual. “I’m the type of person that, if I have a job to do, I do it,” Lauman said. County Commissioner Jim Dupont described his fellow Republican as a “typical old-fashioned type of guy” who continually meets his responsibilities head on. Still, Dupont said no one expected Lauman to keep coming to the office once the chemotherapy began. He could have called the meetings in on a conference call and would have been legally able to vote. “I was pretty surprised that he showed up as much as he did. I’ll bet I can’t think of five days that he probably missed,” Dupont said. Commissioner Joe Brenneman was similarly amazed at Lauman’s resilience and ability to stay focused on his work. “I have the greatest admiration for Dale in general, but in particular this winter, facing all the stuff he went through,” Brenneman said. “He kept in coming to work and doing what he could.” In the past four years, Lauman said the commission’s biggest accomplishments have been developing dust abatement and snow removal plans, establishing and fine-tuning the county’s growth policy and renovating the courthouse and the Earl Bennett building. The biggest success on the list was the new Flathead County Dispatch and Emergency Operations Center, he said. “I think that’s the greatest accomplishment,” Lauman said. “It is the most beneficial to the people of Flathead County.” There have also been considerable challenges. When he took office, the county was in the throes of developing the growth policy, which has been controversial since then. Land use is always a huge issue for the commission, he noted. “It tugs on a lot of heart strings and emotions,” Lauman said. Unemployment is another trial the county faces – one that Lauman said is especially frustrating because it is largely outside of the commissioners’ control. He said it is hard to talk with business owners on Main Street who are worrying if they’ll survive through the winter. “It’s heartbreaking; I feel sorry for those people. They put their lives into their businesses,” Lauman said. His term ends in 2012, and Lauman hasn’t made up his mind yet about running again. He still has goals to reach, he said, and a lot can happen in that time. “Hopefully, two years from now I can sit here and say I’m happy with what I accomplished or what I helped accomplish,” Lauman said. Both Dale and Lois acknowledge there are more challenges ahead. They have learned cancer is also a greedy disease; it won’t easily give back the things it stole, and recovery is a long journey. Completing chemotherapy is certainly a milestone, but the chemicals take their toll on good and bad parts of the body. “It kills everything,” Lois Lauman said. Her husband’s immune system is still weak, which he said is one of the most frustrating parts of the disease. But Lauman said he is feeling stronger and believes he is slowly on his way back to health. “I just live each day as it comes,” he said. When asked if he ever considers taking some time off and calling in to the office, Lauman just smiled and shook his head while his wife laughed and said, “No.” It’s just not his style. last_img read more


‘Vicious assault’ on teenager in Derry being treated as sectarian

Posted On May 26 2021 by

first_img Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses following a report of a sectarian assault on a teenage boy in the Waterside area of the city during the weekend.A 15 year old boy sustained injuries to his back and face during the incident which police have described as a vicious assault.They are also asking motorists who may have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check the footage.Inspector William Calderwood says they would appeal to the man who stopped his vehicle and drove the victim home to get in touch.Inspector William Calderwood said Police received a report yesterday that at around 10:10pm on Saturday night, a 15-year-old boy was walking along Rossdowney Road with his friends when they were stopped outside a shop by a group of approximately 30 youths.One of the males in the group, described as being at least five-feet six-inches tall with brown hair and a blonde fringe, aged 16 or 17 and wearing glasses, stopped and spoke to the boy before calling over three other youths who were with him before assaulting the teenager.The victim received treatment for his injuries in hospital after receiving a number of kicks to his head, face and back and a punch to his face. His shirt was also ripped off him.Police say the attack ended up on the middle of the road where, at some point, the victim was able to get to his feet before a member of the public who was driving a white jeep-type vehicle stopped and took the victim home.Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson says the Waterside cannot be made a no-go area for anyone. He believes incidents such as this escalate as the Marching Season approaches……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cjacks5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestcenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – May 21, 2018 ‘Vicious assault’ on teenager in Derry being treated as sectarian Facebook Previous articleDonegal retains 13 Blue Flags, but Lisfannon loses out againNext articleSt. Eunan’s College Alumni and Friends Golf News Highland last_img read more


Ongoing incident causing delays on Letterkenny to Lifford Rd

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first_img Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday November 13thNext articleFAI Junior Cup Draw News Highland Homepage BannerNews Ongoing incident causing delays on Letterkenny to Lifford Rd Pinterest Twitter An ongoing incident is causing delays on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road.A lorry has gone off the road between the Ballinalecky and White Cross junction.Diversions are in place via St Johnston and Raphoe. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook By News Highland – November 13, 2018 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


Indonesian government continuing $55m renewable program

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first_imgIndonesian government continuing $55m renewable programArchipelago nation to reopen bids for $55 million of renewable energy projects including 86 small solar arrays. February 10, 2015 Peter Carvill Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The Indonesian government is moving forward with plans to invest more than Rp 700 billion (US$55 million) through the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry for the development of new renewable energy generation in remote areas.The project tenders will call for the construction of 86 solar plants in 17 provinces, according to a report in The Jakarta Globe, alongside hydropower and wind power plants. An initial tender for contractors is set to be held between February and March, with initial plants targeted to be operational by the end of the year.The election of president Joko Widodo last July has been accompanied with hope for the country’s nascent solar industry. According to pv magazine’s research of the archipelago, a third of the country does not have access to electricity, with around half of the population resorting to traditional biomass use for cooking. 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Nokia and Globalstar take connectivity to new heights in Africa

Posted On May 9 2021 by

first_imgThe solution can bedeployed in multiple sites and across national borders and has been developedunder the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. The two have developed a solution toprovide high capacity, low latency and secure connectivity to enterprises tosimplify their digital transformation journeys. Globalstar has securedrights for the deployment of the Band 53 for terrestrial LTE/4.9g networks inSouth Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, Botswana and Rwanda. The solution is basedon Nokia’s industrial-grade private wireless Digital Automation Cloud platformtogether with Globalstar’s 3GPP Band 53 spectrum. TAGS4IRDigitalisationIoT Previous articleEuropean Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe becomes EnlitNext articlePower Africa, Africa50 deal to attract financing in SSA power sector Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Finnishmultinational telecommunications Nokia haspartnered with data services firm Globalstar to accelerate the fourthindustrial revolution across Africa. “We are delighted tocollaborate with Globalstar in order to support the digitalisation ofbusiness in Africa, helping them connect more things than ever before, such assensors, cameras, drones, tablets, and phones, and apply real-time analytics totheir data. BRICS Digital transformationis a hot topic set for discussion at AfricanUtility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference. Click here toregister to attend or for more information about the event. “High capacity datatransfer and on-premise computing capabilities ensure efficient and securedigital automation, for large and small enterprises, indoors and outdoors, andin both urban and remote areas,” says Shkumbin Hamiti, head of ecosystem andpartnerships, Nokia Digital Automation. Barbee Ponder, Globalstar general counsel and Vice-President of regulatory affairs adds: “Now that Nokia has become an authorised value-added reseller (VAR), they will be able to tailor solutions for individual customers and provide critical connectivity for assets and people when operating also outside of the secure private wireless coverage provided by Nokia.” AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


Sponsored content: DC-DC power experience put Alfatronix in pole position

Posted On Apr 21 2021 by

first_imgSponsored content: Supported by Alfatronix35 years of DC-DC power experience put Alfatronix in pole position with world beating USB chargers.With WiFi increasingly available on public transport, passenger accessible charging facilities are becoming more and more popular.  Alfatronix have been designing and manufacturing DC-DC converters and chargers for vehicle systems for over 35 years and their new range of USB chargers fully exploits this pedigree.Alfatronix: 35 years of DC-DC power experienceWhen we started examining this market, we quickly realised that there was a fundamental difference between the low cost domestic products (cigarette socket chargers) and what would be required in a commercial environment.  Despite this, most of what is on offer for hard wire installations are still just derivatives of these basic products.  This meant that in designing the PVPro Range, it would not simply be a question of product differentiation, but of fitness for purpose.The Alfatronix design incorporates automatic voltage adjustment to compensate for the level of charge in the device battery, thus maximising the charger performance.  On buses, the user may not be on board for very long, so they want as much power input as possible in a short time.  This involved designing to meet the battery charger spec 1.2 which ensures that the output is always configured to safely charge any device attached. Early on we elected to go for a premium USB output connector.  Most are only specified for 1,500 mating cycles.  In a public environment, this would offer no more than a year or two of service.  Our units are type tested to 10,000 mating cycles.We know vehicle electronics.  We understand the high transient voltages present on a vehicle.  We understand the EMC considerations.  That is why we have designed and tested to ISO7637-2 and approved to automotive Regulation 10 (E mark) as well as R118 (flammability).  These are the safety and reliability considerations that will ensure long term high performance. PVPro RangeWe are also aware that these products are constantly accessible to the public.  The high impact materials, shape, installation method and profile of these USB chargers is designed to withstand every thump and knock likely to occur in a busy transport environment, with only deliberate vandalism likely to cause damage.By definition, the USB connector is exposed, but even if this is deliberately fused by a metal foreign body, the clever electronics will not only shut the unit down, but continue to monitor and start up again automatically when the fault is removed.  Even if the unit accidentally gets wet, the unit will detect the fault and shut down. Of course, all these features cost a little more, but we have developed and refined our assembly process to maximise automation.  Inside is an electronic circuit almost untouched by human hands throughout the assembly process.  Even the USB connector is assembled by machine.  This allows us to control the process for maximum repeatability and performance. The roll out of installation of USB chargers is very much underway.  We already supply to many of the major vehicle OEMs and are in negotiations with most others.  We are suppling several of Europe’s biggest bus and coach seat manufacturers who offer seat back installations as customer options.  We also supply underseat and retrofit options which enable fast and cost effective USB upgrades to vehicles in service. With 35 years’ experience, innovative engineering, built in fault detection and tamper protection, super slim designs, made in England using advanced production methods, we hope you will consider Alfatronix as your preferred partner in offering enhanced user experience to your customers and passengers.Website: http://www.alfatronix.com/products/view/11Email: [email protected]: +44 (0)1202 715517last_img read more


Teetotallers handed 300k euro for EU alcohol study

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgThe report, to be published in June, will make bleak reading for the alcohol industry ahead of a Commission alcohol strategy expected later in the year. It says 23 million Europeans are alcoholics and that alcohol causes 16% of child abuse and 2,000 murders every year. The report says that extending the opening hours of bars and pubs leads to an increase in violence and suggests a 10% rise in alcohol taxes for the EU15 could save 9,000 lives annually.But eyebrows have already been raised at its authors’ links with the temperance movement. The report was commissioned by the Commission in 2003 from the UK-based Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), at that time part of the Alliance House Foundation. Alliance House defines its mission as being “to spread the principles of total abstinence from alcoholic drinks”.A spokesman for the Commission said the IAS was chosen by previous health commissioner David Byrne “in the full knowledge of who they were”.In January the IAS registered itself as a separate charity. Over the last ten years it has lobbied the UK government to tighten laws on underage drinking, binge drinking, extended opening hours and alcohol excise duties.An IAS representative confirmed the group continues to be funded by Alliance House following the January registration. The two groups still share the same website and email address, although an IAS representative said a separate site would be launched along with the report itself.The Commission contracting agreement gives the “estimated service value” of the IAS report as “approximately 300,000 euro”.The Commission spokesman said the report would be “just one of several inputs into the Commission’s work on alcohol and health” but the only one to look at health and social questions. He said Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou “would decide which elements to use”, adding that the report was being peer-reviewed by several parties, including industry representatives, and that their comments would be published as an annex.IAS chief executive Andrew McNeil said: “The report could be written by the devil himself and it would make no difference…it stands or falls on its own merits.”He said registering as a separate charity had nothing to do with the report’s pending publication.Mark Hastings of the British Beer and Pub Association said: “People would be gobsmacked if the drinks industry had written the report; the same questions have to be asked here.”Jamie Fortescue, director-general of the European Spirits Organisation, said his group had expressed concerns from the outset.The report’s lead author Peter Anderson said he had “no links to the temperance movement”.last_img read more


Trey Anastasio Announces Ghosts Of The Forest Archival Webcast [Watch]

Posted On Mar 1 2021 by

first_imgTrey 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.last_img read more