Chainsaw Massacre: Protected areas in danger in Brazil’s state of Rondônia (commentary)

first_imgEleven reserves are on the chopping block in Rondônia, as legislators in the notoriously anti-environmental state move to revoke protections in the coming weeks.The 11 protected areas total 3 percent of the state’s total area. Four are desginated as “sustainable development reserves” with traditional communities that would lose their land rights. This would likely increase land conflicts in Rondônia, which already has the highest rate of rural murders of any Brazilian state.This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author, not necessarily Mongabay. One reserve is already gone and ten others are likely to go within the next few weeks when the legislature of one of Brazilian Amazonia’s most anti-environmental states votes on overriding a veto from the state governor. The 11 protected areas total 537,000 hectares (3 percent of the state), and four of them had been created by the Protected Areas of Amazonia (ARPA) program at a cost of R$657,000 (approximately $200,000).The ARPA program is funded by Brazil’s Ministry of Environment (MMA), the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (FUNBIO), the World Bank’s Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the German government’s bank for international cooperation (KfW) and agency for cooperation (GTZ), plus the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).Locations of the 11 protected areas on the chopping block in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Image from Bentes, 2018.The 11 protected areas were created by the previous governor on March 20, 2018. One week later, the state legislature, which is dominated by agribusiness interests, unanimously passed a law revoking the 11 reserves. But in July the courts struck down that law. In the meantime, the governor who had created the reserves stepped down in order to run for the Federal Senate.According to the head of state government’s Secretariat for Environmental Development, the members of the state legislature reached an agreement with the new governor: They would release the funds needed to pay the state government’s employees if the governor would approve revoking the largest of the reserves – 178,948-hectare Soldados da Borracha Ecological Station.On the morning of September 25, the governor submitted a bill to the legislature proposing to revoke this reserve. But the legislators immediately attached a rider to the bill also extinguishing the other 10 protected areas, and that same afternoon they approved the law extinguishing all 11 reserves with no debate, as well as no public consultation or technical study. In the speeches celebrating the vote, one of the leaders of the state legislature explicitly stated that the Legislative Assembly is composed of “ruralist deputies who have commitments to society in general in the state of Rondônia, but mainly to agribusiness.”Legislators in Rondônia approving the revocation of the reserves. Image from Bragança, 2018.On October 5, a group of 60 non-governmental organizations petitioned the governor to veto the law in its entirety. On October 16, the governor issued a partial veto, approving revocation of Soldados da Borracha Ecological Station but rejecting the clauses extinguishing the other 10 reserves. The legislative assembly now has 30 working days to vote on overriding the veto. Given the unanimity of previous votes, approval of extinguishing the remaining reserves is virtually assured. The courts may be the final arbitrators.Rondônia is notorious for its high deforestation rates. This state has higher species richness than many parts of Amazonia and is a key region for species loss. Rondônia is also known as one of the states in Brazil’s Amazon region that gives the least attention to the environment. Little forest remains outside of indigenous lands and the “conservation units” that are protected by federal or state environmental agencies.Brazil’s Legal Amazon region showing Rondônia as a heavily deforested state in the “arc of deforestation” along the southern and eastern edges of the Amazon rainforest. Image from Fearnside, 2017.Four of the 11 protected areas to be abolished are “sustainable development reserves” with traditional communities that would lose their land rights, creating even more rural conflicts. Land conflicts already make Rondônia the state with the highest rate of rural murders in Brazil.With the 11 reserves revoked, one can expect little delay before the forest in these areas succumbs to the chainsaws. Article published by Morgan Erickson-Davis Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored A Portuguese-language version of this commentary was published by Amazonia Real.Feedback: Use this form to send a message to the editor of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Commentary, Crime, Deforestation, Environment, Environmental Politics, Forests, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Loss, Land Conflict, Land Rights, Protected Areas, Rainforests, Tropical Forests last_img read more

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No break on an IRA withdrawal

first_imgLetters from readers show common misconceptions: Q: I read your article on the elimination of long-term capital-gains taxes for lower-bracket taxpayers from 2008 through 2010. My plan is to make withdrawals from my deductible IRA those three years to take advantage of this law. Do you agree? A: Sorry, but withdrawals from IRAs do not qualify for this tax break. Such withdrawals are considered “ordinary income” and not capital gains, even if the account has gains from the sale of securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. The money withdrawn would be taxed at your tax bracket, the same as other ordinary income such as pay from work (plus generally a 10 percent penalty if you are under 59 1/2). Likewise, withdrawals from other tax-deferred accounts such as 401(k)s and other employer-sponsored retirement plans, and even nonqualified annuity contracts, are taxed as ordinary income, not capital gains. And (this point settles an argument between neighbors, I am told) any gains from cashing in U.S. savings bonds are considered interest and again not eligible for the preferential tax treatment. Incidentally, this significant break for lower-bracket taxpayers remains a secret to many. Every week I get at least a couple e-mails from readers who tell me I am wrong because they checked with their accountants and/or the IRS and nobody had ever heard of it. But the zero percent tax rate for long-term capital gains in 2008-10 for taxpayers in the 15 percent and lower tax brackets is in fact spelled out in the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act passed by Congress in May. Perhaps so many people remain unaware of it because the media has focused its reporting on the law almost exclusively on another provision: the two-year extension (2009 and 2010) of the maximum 15 percent tax rate for qualified stock dividends and long-term capital gains, which had previously been set to expire after 2008. But it bears repeating that 15 percent is the maximum rate, applying only to the approximately one-fourth of American taxpayers who are in the 25 percent tax bracket and higher. For the rest of us, the tax rate on both dividends and long-term capital gains (from the sale of securities held more than a year) is just 5 percent in 2006 and 2007, and zilch in 2008, 2009 and 2010. To clarify yet another point, any qualified dividends you receive and long-term capital gains you realize count as part of your income in determining your tax bracket. Another letter on another topic, and another misconception: Q: My daughter, who is 30, bought a “flexible premium deferred annuity” six years ago. The “annuity date” is listed as April 6, 2065. Does that mean she will not be able get her money until she is 90? A: No. Your daughter can get her money any time she wants, although before age 59 1/2, she will owe a tax penalty on top of regular taxes on any gains. (Aside from any taxes or penalty, since she bought the annuity six years ago, there may or may not still be surrender charges left – 10 years is usually the maximum they last.) The “annuity date” means that, if your daughter has not cashed in the annuity by then, she must “annuitize,” that is, convert the account value to a series of payments for life rather than take it as a lump sum. All deferred annuities must impose this requirement at some point – age 90 is common – to qualify for tax-deferred status. The term “flexible-premium deferred annuity” simply means your daughter can add to the account any time she wants, and all gains will accumulate tax-deferred until withdrawn. Now I have two questions: Why did your daughter buy something she clearly did not understand, and why doesn t she ask the person who sold it to her to explain it? Humberto Cruz offers personal finance advice. Write him at AskHumberto@aol.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Indianapolis Colts Beat New York Giants in Preseason Duel

Image by AP Photo/Bill KostrounThe Indianapolis Colts have redeemed themselves after they were demolished 44-20 to the Buffalo Bills last week. Sunday night, the Colts improved the 1-1 in the preseason by putting away the suddenly banged-up New York Giants 20-12.Victor Cruz and David Baas, two major players on the Giants roster, were both hurt during the opening drive of the game.“[Cruz] jammed his heel and was sore,” coach Tom Coughlin said after game. “He runs to make a living and he’s obviously got an issue with the heel. Hopefully it is not going to be a long thing.”Giants’ wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, spoke to Cruz about his injury.“He said he felt fine,” Nicks said of Cruz. “I don’t really know … the details of what the injury was, but he said he was fine.”On the other hand, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck did a great job against the Giants. He threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Luck threw a 28-yard touchdown to Reggie Wayne and an 18-yard TD to T.Y. Hilton, leading the Colts to 17 points. Adam Vinatieri also helped with a 52-yard field goal in their 20-12 win. read more

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Kevin Durants SeasonEnding Injury Means OKCs Championship Hopes End

Before the season, Oklahoma City was a prime candidate to challenge for the NBA champion, what with reigning league MVP Kevin Durant and this year’s MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. But prospects in sports can change at the snap of a foot.In this case, that’s exactly what happened to the Thunders’ title aspirations. Durant, who has been in and out of the lineup much of the season, will be out until the start of next season, meaning that’s about the time OKC can start dreaming of a championship again.Durant, it was announced Friday, will have bone graft surgery on his ailing right foot and will miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti announced. No, he was not crying when he did so. Not on the outside, at least.The procedure, to be done next week, will sideline the 6-foot-11 scoring juggernaut for up to six months.“With the focus of this process being aimed entirely on Kevin’s long-term health and stability, it was the consensus of the specialists team, in addition to a collective decision by Kevin, his representation and the Thunder, that to address the setback of the fracture site, a bone graft procedure would be the most proactive and recommended approach,” Presti said in a statement. “The bone graft is the standard procedure for the five to eight percent of Jones fracture surgeries that do not initially have success or experience setbacks sometime within the recovery period.”Historically, the Jones fracture has never limited or altered a player’s ability to return to play. The bone graft is the next step in resolving the injury for the rare cases that don’t experience a full recovery with an inserted screw (92 to 95 percent of initial Jones fracture surgeries are successful).“While everyone is disappointed that Kevin falls into that group, we are encouraged that the bone graft procedure has historically demonstrated long-term health and stability,” Presti said.Durant underwent surgery Feb. 23 to attempt to alleviate soreness and discomfort in his right foot that was being caused by a screw inserted in October during a procedure to repair the Jones fracture. After the second procedure, Durant was re-evaluated after a week, then re-evaluated again after another week, at which point coach Scott Brooks updated the player’s timetable to a “week or two.”Durant had intensified his on-court workouts before being removed from basketball activities last week, even returning to participate in parts of practice, including some 3-on-3. But the soreness persisted. He played in only 27 games this season, averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists.Westbrook, who has been amazing in Durant’s absence and has had his own health concerns, would need Durant to make a serious run at the title. Without the duo, OKC’s shots are all but gone. read more

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MARCH AGAINST DRUG ABUSE IN STEER TOWN NOV 29

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Nov. 28 (JIS): Hundreds of young people and residents of Steer Town, in St. Ann, will march tomorrow (November 29) against drug abuse and other social ills affecting youngsters in response to research findings from the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).The NCDA conducted a community needs assessment survey in May, sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through their ‘Community Action for Prevention’ programme. The survey highlighted the drug use practices as well as risky sexual behaviour. Speaking with JIS News, Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) Community Liaison Officer for Steer Town, Kadian Hutchinson, said the NCDA is aiming to effectively prevent drug abuse among youth in the community, hence the survey will guide their action. “Based on the findings, the youth population in Steer Town mostly abuse drug substances, whether it is marijuana or any other drug. This is sometimes associated with crime, illiteracy and gang involvement – problems which continue to occur in our community,” she said. In addition to the survey conducted by NCDA, Ms Hutchinson told JIS News that the CSJP, in collaboration with the Social Development Commission (SDC), developed a community priority plan for Steer Town, which highlights similar social ills that negatively impact the community.“The NCDA survey has confirmed that there are social ills in the community,” she said. Ms. Hutchinson also told JIS News that having heard the findings, the active social groups in the community decided to stage the Youth March. The March will also be supported by the CSJP, Men with a Message, NCDA, churches in the community, Steer Town Benevolent Society, schools, Police Youth Club, as well as the Community Safety and Security Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).“We want to make a long term impact in the community; we want to engage the young people as there are several of them on the corner who are not employed or qualified. We want to make it our priority to include them in social intervention programmes aimed at restoring their lives,” Ms. Hutchinson said.The March will begin at Steer Town Square and continue throughout the seven districts of the community. Missing Children Down Recommended for you Women rule in TCI, Child Laws must tighten says Governor TCI: Respect for children encouraged in MoE and UNICEF ‘Positive Discipline’ campaign Related Items:Citizen Security and Justice Programme, drug abuse, Kadian Hutchinson, NCDA, st. ann, steer down, UNICEF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Government promises relief for Exuma Straw Vendors

first_img Related Items:exuma, phillip vrave davis, straw vendors Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppExuma, 16 Apr 2015 – A electrical malfunction is the suspected cause, but on Wednesday evening, literally days ahead of the regatta – the biggest economic and cultural event on the Exuma calendar, the George Town Straw Market was destroyed by fire and taking with it thousands of dollars in merchandise and at least seventeen local businesses. Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis led a delegation to Exuma on Thursday, 16th April to assess the fire damage, convey the sentiments of the Prime Minister and his government and to assure the vendors that they were not alone in the hour of loss but help is on the way.“The government, the Prime Minister has expressed their concern hence I was dispatched this morning to assess what is going on, have a chat with the vendors and let them know that we care about what has happened – we are concerned about what was happening and we are hoping to bring relief to them as quickly as possible.”Also weighing in on the tragedy was Prime Minister Christie who expressed regret at the great loss and promised that his government would be reviewing this situation and taking the necessary steps to assist the vendors in resuming their business operations as soon as is practically possible.“I am personally aware of that market and of its impact in Georgetown, Exuma. Whenever I am in the area at a regatta or some occasion, I would go in there and talk to the people so I am personally aware of the extent to which that represents a major investment on the part of families down there and so it is a great loss for them and it comes at a time, (one) week before the annual regatta which is the regatta of all regattas where I am sure they are have stocked up and shot up their supplies for sale to the thousands who would come into Exuma for the regatta. So it’s really a tremendous loss to them. The government will cause an immediate review to take place on that and discussions with the vendors themselves with the view to seeing what assistance we can render and what steps we can take to put them in a position as this matter is being investigated – put them in a position to resume their business as soon as possible.”The delegation included area Member of Parliament, Hon. Anthony Moss, Chairman of the Straw Market Authority, Kevin Simmons and technical staff from the Ministry of Works and Urban Development.Also coming to the aid of the straw vendors was the General Manager of the all-inclusive resort Sandals Mr. Mutton who committed to setting up temporary tents on the site and a cash donation of $10,000. Another town meeting is planned to discuss among other matters the location of a permanent straw market and the permanent presence of a fire engine in Georgetown proper. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tropical Storm Kate now formed, almost all Bahamas on alert Fyre Festival, a huge disaster Recommended for you Million dollar marijuana drug bust in Exumalast_img read more

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TCI signs onto sustainable energy can tap into 60 million

first_img Related Items:european development fund, malike cummings, paris, sustainable energy, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Jul 2015 – The Turks and Caicos has joined other overseas territories in yet another sustainable energy pact, and it appears this is a pre-requisite for future funding to the tune $60 million dollars. Executives of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and planning report that the TCI signed onto the Sustainable Energy Roadmap in Brussels, Belgium last month. Permanent Secretary, Susan Malcolm said: “The Summit fostered exchange on the possible contribution of OCTs for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the annual Conference of Parties, which will take place later this year in Paris.”The energy Commissioner, Malike Cummings presented at the conference in mid-June, “I was able to make a presentation highlighting the unique challenges faced by the overseas countries and territories, in particular the TCI. It also unveiled targeted solutions and actions to overcome the barriers for sustainable energy development.” The funding is being provided by the EDF, European Development Fund. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FUEL COSTS INVESTIGATION SLOW TO COME, PUBLIC ASKED TO SOUND OFF ON THE ISSUE Recommended for you Actions revealed for Energy Solutions by TCI EUC, Cummings Government expounds on Fuel price investigationlast_img read more

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Turks and Caicos pitching medical Tourism at Canada expo

first_img Digicel & NBA team up again, 60 TCI children to benefit Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital Related Items:destination health, takara bain, tci hospitals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – The Turks and Caicos will for the next few days be on display at an expo in Canada as an ideal spot to get well. The TCI Hospitals today informed that they are showcasing the hospitals at Destination Health, which is the first medical tourism event to take place on Canadian soil. A delegation of three from the ICA hospitals is attending and reports are they are presenting on the various services at the Cheshire Hall and Cockburn Town medical centers. Marketing Manager, Takara Bain called it just the beginning for promotions in medical care to visitors – that the TCI Hospitals are confident of positive feedback from health professionals and patients. TCI Hospital Gets New Executivelast_img read more

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National Journals Membership Model Gains 600 Members

first_imgIn August, Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group outlined a new membership service to its existing subscribers, hoping to gain loyalty in the ever-competitive realm of Washingtonian journalism. After months of personal outreach to potential partners, National Journal says it has roughly 600 paid members on board with the enterprise service, which was designed to replace struggling individual subscriptions. “What we found was that our journalism is not best served by slicing it up, as some people had access to some things and not others. All of our news now is interlocking: We have the weekly magazine; we have the daily congressional publication, we have the website; the Hotline (which is an online-only subscription for political coverage),” says Taylor West, communications director with National Journal. “We want National Journal members to feel this is an organization at their service, with the information they need and in the form that they need it.”While West declined to share membership fees, she says pricing is decided through a sliding scale based on number of employees. In order to create a comprehensive content offering, the membership also includes The Executive Insight Briefing, a weekly news round up available on National Journal’s website for download. The briefing is customizable through content addition or subtraction, as well as logo integration options. There is a presentation center housing charts, infographics and stats accessible for members as well. Member services extend to live events, with the National Journal Group holding monthly Charter Membership meetings at The Watergate in Washington, D.C. Poppy MacDonald, vice president of membership with the Atlantic Media Company, talks about the advantages of these face-to-face meetings, “Members appreciate the insight they’re getting from our journalism, but they also want to hear from each other.”MacDonald details this week’s Charter meeting, which will focus on the Affordable Care Act, “117 people have RSVPed for the event. We’re only going to spend 12 minutes going through a PowerPoint presentation for them to use to educate their constituency, to outline possible outcomes and what it all means. We’ll then let the heads of the participating offices talk about what they’re planning on, and how they are equipping their organization for these changes.” A Personal ApproachThe Charter meetings are only one touch point for National Journal Group members (for those who can’t make it to Watergate, the meetings are also streamed online). The sales process is designed with the same ”white glove” feel. Potential members are mailed a letter from Atlantic Media chairman and owner David Bradley, detailing the benefits of the service and why it’s a good fit for the courted company. MacDonald’s team follows up with a phone call, and in-person sales meetings are arranged if interest is expressed.According to West, Bradley is largely focused on the “ethic service” portion of membership, which allows organizations to pay one flat fee for company access. The membership model was refined through The Advisory Board Company and The Corporate Executive Board, two companies Bradley successfully founded. Atlantic Media claims to have half of Fortune’s 100 companies on as members, and is now going after the second half. The National Journal team is relying on positive feedback from existing members to prove the service’s worth to new clients. “I think there will be a lot of emphasis on the idea that we are a partner in your ability to succeed in Washington. Frankly, this service helps you look good to the people that you work for,” West tells FOLIO:.Though still early days, the National Journal Group is seeing a 15 percent revenue spike in year-over-year comparison. “Compared to the old subscription model, which faced the prospect of declining revenue, it’s a great turnaround that tells us we’re on the right path,” says West.last_img read more

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Kesha Sets 2019 Cruise With Superfruit Betty Who More

first_img Twitter Come Sail Away With Kesha In 2019 kesha-sets-2019-cruise-superfruit-betty-who-more Kesha Sets 2019 Cruise With Superfruit, Betty Who & More News Facebook center_img Email The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter invites you to join her Weird & Wonderful Rainbow RideRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 14, 2018 – 4:09 pm Kesha’s going on a Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride in 2019, and you are invited.On June 13 the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter announced her Rainbow Ride cruise, which is slated to set sail Feb. 17–21, 2019, and its lineup. Not only will fellow sea travelers be treated to two “unique” performances from Kesha herself, but they’ll also have the chance to see Betty Who, Superfruit, Jonathan Van Ness, Big Freedia, Wrabel, Bob The Drag Queen, Detox, and Thorgy Thor up close and personal. Additional performers will be announced.The four-day cruise will also feature dance parties, lip syncing, pool activities, and other musical shenanigans. The cruise will begin in Tampa, Fla., and make its way “to the dark side of the moon with a stopover at the crystal-clear waters of Nassau, Bahamas.” Along the way, passengers “will let go of the worries in our lives together on the open sea.” The only rules? “Bring some glitter and be yourself unapologetically.”  “We will let go of the worries in our lives together on the open sea,” Kesha wrote. “I’m bringing some of my most fabulous friends and fellow performers to make sure your boogie feet never stop. Throw out everything you think you know about cruising and let your freak flag fly.”Fans can register for the cruise presale via the festival’s website. The high seas will never have experienced anything so fabulous.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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