The Kinks’ Ray Davies Was Knighted By The Queen Of England

first_imgCongratulations to Ray Davies… or should we say Sir Ray Davies! The guitarist/vocalist of The Kinks was knighted by the Queen of England as part of her New Year Honours list, recognizing his career in the arts.Davies told the BBC, “Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.”He joins an elite list of British rock musicians to be knighted, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger.last_img read more

Jenkins re-elected to fourth term as University President

first_imgNotre Dame’s Board of Trustees re-elected University President Fr. John Jenkins to a fourth five-year term as the University’s president, the University announced in a Friday news release. The Board made its decision at its fall meeting, which took place on campus. Jenkins was originally elected to the post in 2005.In the release, board chair John Brennan praised Jenkins’ leadership of the University.“Like the 16 Holy Cross priests before him, Fr. Jenkins has led the University of Notre Dame with ultimate distinction,” Brennan said. “His insight, wisdom and steady hand have allowed Notre Dame to expand its research portfolio, grow globally and continue to provide an undergraduate education of the first rank, all in concert with our Catholic mission.” Emily McConville | The Observer University President Fr. John Jenkins addresses the media at a press conference in 2015 in the Morris Inn.Jenkins expressed gratitude to have received the Board’s support and saluted the Notre Dame community for its efforts to be a positive force in the world.“I am honored by the confidence the Trustees have shown to me, and I am appreciative of the many ways in which they, my colleagues in administration, the faculty, our staff, our students, my Holy Cross brothers and all who make up the Notre Dame family work in tandem to make this University a force for good,” Jenkins said in the release. “It has been a singular honor to serve as president for the past 15 years. I look forward to our accomplishing still more in the future.”Some highlights of Jenkins’ tenure include improving the University’s faculty, student and research capabilities. Last year, the school attracted $180 million of outside research money, the release said. Notre Dame has also deepened its ties to South Bend through efforts such as the construction of the Eddy Street Commons, the expansion of the IDEA Center and support for the Robinson Community Learning Center, among others.Jenkins’s time as president has seen the construction of many new campus buildings, notably the 770,000-square-foot Campus Crossroads Project. The school has also worked to increase its diversity and financial aid resources, the release said.Jenkins said none of these accomplishments would have been possible without the continued support of the Notre Dame community.“[It] would not be possible without outstanding students and faculty, the skill and dedication of our executive team, the guidance of our Trustees, along with their generosity and that of alumni and other friends, as well as the careful stewardship of our resources,” he said in the release.Trained as a philosopher, Jenkins has been a member of Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy since 1990. Before serving as president, he held roles as the University’s vice president and associate provost. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2010 and has served on the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates since 2011. He served on the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities’ board of directors from 2006-2012.He has received several awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the American Irish Historical Society’s Gold Medal and the Spirit of Francis National Award. He has honorary degrees from Benedictine College, the University of San Francisco and Aquinas College.Tags: Board of Trustees, re-election, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Trail Mix – October 2018

first_img Jay Walk’n Alberta Poor Until Payday The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band 3:53 House On A Hill Sarah Borges When I Quit Drinking JP Harris Fat B Keller Williams Not a Lot of Blood Jim Clements 5:42 3:20 4:23 Sink (Like A Stone) Bryan Elijah Smith : Oh Boy The Jellyman’s Daughter Another Night Gone Wrong Jon Hatchett Band 2:57 3:27 Embed 3:58 4:20 Down Low Town Mountain 2:27 Nobody Lights My Heart Like You Jim Wyly Earl’s Breakdown The Earls Of Leicester 3:08 Chemicals Gregory Alan Isakov Any month that features a track from guitar alchemist Keller Williams is a good month.Williams is back with yet another single syllable record this month – Sans – but, even for Williams, this record is a departure. As the title suggests, there is a “without-ness” to this record. In this case, it’s lyrics. This eight track instrumental collection simply continues Williams decades long resistance to being pigeonholed or categorized. Trail Mix offers up “Fat B” as proof positive that Keller and his guitar are always absolutely enough.Martha Scanlan returns this month with a brand new record. Fans in Northeast Tennessee and around the Southeast remember Scanlan as part of The Reeltime Travelers. Scanlan, who now calls Montana home, releases The River And The Light, a collection of songs that reflect the meeting point of Montana’s endless vistas with the Appalachian’s deepest roots, on October 19th. Check out “Revival” on this month’s mix.This month is also all about new beginnings. Lauren Morrow, known for years as the singer for The Whiskey Gentry, is back with a brand new solo EP. A move to Nashville with her husband, Jason, has led to a new band and a new sound. Trail Mix is happy to feature “I Don’t Think About You At All” this month.As you dig in, you’ll find awesome stuff from long time Trail Mix friends Sarah Borges, Paul Kelly, Town Mountain, The Earls of Leicester, Buxton, Hymn For Her, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Whitey Morgan & The 78s, and Gregory Alan Isakov.And check out new cuts from Trail Mix newcomers Alberta, Jim Clements, Phillipe Bronchtein, Jon Hatchett, The Jellyman’s Daughter, and Jim Wyly.Coming your way on the Trail Mix blog this month are chats with J.P. Harris and Bryan Elijah Smith, along with a premiere of a brand new tune from Colorado based singer/songwriter Jeff Cramer.Do yourself a favor. Get out there and buy some of this music. Support the incredible artists who, month in and month out, make Trail Mix so great. 4:05 3:58 4:01 3:21 2:24 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Me And The Moon Phillipe Bronchtein Revival Martha Scanlan 3:09 Blue Balloons Hymn for Her Audio PlayerThe Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandPoor Until PaydayUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:53 Jan Buxton 4:37 3:57 4:39 And Death Shall Have No Dominion Paul Kelly 3:25 I Don’t Think About You At All Lauren Morrow Honky Tonk Hell Whitey Morgan & the 78’s last_img read more

GALLERY: CMA CGM Brazil making waves and breaking records on US East Coast

first_imgThe 2020-built ship arrived at the port of New York & New Jersey on September 12, docking at APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal. The vessel was delivered to CMA CGM in May 2020 by Hyundai Smaho Heavy Industries. “They are telling us, very clearly, they will be introducing bigger ships into their services that are going to require 55-foot channel depths and that we must be able to handle multiple big ships and process increasing cargo volumes simultaneously. CMA CGM said the deployment of the ship comes as a sign of support to the economic recovery of the U.S. economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CMA CGM Brazil was brought alongside the berth at VIG and during the course of her 24-hour stay in Virginia; multiple labor shifts handled nearly 3,300 containers of exports and imports combined. The port is dredging the harbor to 55 feet deep and widening the channels; when the work is complete in 2024, Virginia will hold the title of deepest port on the U.S. East Coast. The vessel eclipses the old record by more than 700 units. Today we made history as CMA CGM Brazil, the largest vessel to call to The Port of Virginia, the east coast, and Canada arrived at our Virginia International Gateway. We presented a plaque to its captain, crew, and representatives from @cmacgm— The Port of Virginia (@PortofVirginia) September 15, 2020 “Our port partners on the East Coast played a crucial role in making this feat possible by implementing the necessary and timely infrastructure improvements needed to accommodate these larger ships. Improvements without which this milestone would not have been possible,” the liner added. CMA CGM Brazil, a 15,072 TEU containership owned by the French container shipping major CMA CGM, is making milestones as the largest vessel to call at the East Coast of the United States. The port said the landmark arrival of the CMA CGM Brazil showcases the port’s ability to handle the world’s largest containerships, an outcome of key investments over the past few years. “We invested $800 million over the last two-and-a-half years to expand and modernize our terminals in order to handle ships of this size,” said John. F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. The port said the visit of the CMA CGM Brazil, the vessels in its size class, and even bigger ships highlight the importance of the deepening and widening of the Norfolk Harbor and its commercial channels, which are currently 50 feet deep. center_img These have included improvements such as the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, which increased the air draft of the bridge to 215 feet. The 366-meter long, equivalent to eight Statues of Liberty, and 51-meter wide vessel is currently deployed on the weekly Columbus JAX service. The service connects the U.S. East Coast to Southeast Asia via the Suez Canal.  Other projects such as the Harbor Deepening Program, which created a 50-foot deep shipping channel, have also made it possible for the port to accommodate ULCVs. “We have that capacity above-the-waterline – in our terminals — and now we are working below-the-waterline. By the end of 2024, we will have spent nearly $1.5 billion to meet the needs of our customers and preparing The Port of Virginia for the future. Deeper, wider channels equate to safety, efficiency, and growth.” “We are talking to several ocean carriers about even bigger vessels, so this will be a good test for us. The ocean carriers have taken note of the work we are doing here and they know of our reputation for efficiency.” Image courtesy: Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey Image courtesy: Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey On September 15, the ship also made a record at the Port of Virginia as the biggest ship to call the port. “We are following the trends, but more importantly, we are listening to our customers and the cargo owners moving their goods over our port,” Reinhart said. The largest ship to ever visit the East Coast is scheduled to sail into the Charleston harbor, docking at @SCPorts Wando Welch Terminal, Sun, Sept. 20. The deepened harbor, which achieves a 52-foot depth in 2022, can accommodate larger vessels like the CMA CGM Brazil. #Post45— Charleston District (@CharlestonCorps) September 14, 2020 As the CMA CGM Brazil continues its East Coast journey, it will set individual vessel-size records at the following ports: Port of Savannah (September 19) and Port of Charleston (September 20).last_img read more