Next Monday, the Lefont Film Society will honor the life of Atlanta’s late Col. Bruce Hampton, whose sudden departure from this world at his 70th birthday party, Hampton 70, on May 1st sent shockwaves across our music community and beyond. To celebrate his life, on May 15th, the Lefont Theater—Roswell Road in Atlanta will host a double screening of movies featuring the Colonel.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonCalled A Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton, the two movies screened will be Michael Koepenick’s 2012 documentary Basically Frightened, which examines the life of the eccentric legendary musician, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s absurd 2000 film, Outside Out, which stars Col. Bruce and pokes fun at instructional videos for musicians. Following the two films, Basically Frightened‘s director, Michael Koepenick will answer questions from the audience.Full Audio From “Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton” Is HereA Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton plans on honoring the Col. in one other way. The event, channeling the eccentricities of the late musical legend, is scheduled to start exactly at 7:06 p.m. on the dot, with tickets being sold for $14.46 here.
Athens, Georgia’s growing reputation as a gastronomic capital attracts culinary tourists from all over the Southeast. This summer, the city will welcome a new type of culinary enthusiasm. They won’t be after barbecue or biscuits. They’ll be here for the bugs. Eating Insects Athens, held by the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture, will draw hundreds of insect agriculture and insect gastronomy advocates to Athens from Aug. 13 to 15. The conference, held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, will feature research presentations, industry information, art exhibits, networking opportunities and, of course, several chances to eat insects. This conference is a follow-up to Eating Insects Detroit, which was held in 2016. Marianne Shockley, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and founding member of NACIA, is helping to host the event. For years, she and her team of UGA entomology students, called “Bug Dawgs,” have been introducing Athens to edible insects through outreach events at local grade schools and on UGA’s campus. This conference will enable UGA entomology students to meet others who promote insect agriculture. “As an emerging industry worldwide, insects for food and feed can positively impact Georgia through collaborations between insect farmers, educators, chefs, researchers and business owners to enhance and highlight this rising agricultural economy,” said Shockley. Innovators from culinary, cultural and scientific fields will converge at the Eating Insects Athens conference, showcasing the multifaceted aspects of this burgeoning industry.Although many cultures around the world have been eating insects since they began, the concept of eating insects has been one of growing interest in developed nations in recent years. This interest, along with a dedicated group of experts, eventually led to NACIA’s founding in 2016. NACIA works with its stakeholders, which includes students all the way to large corporations, to further the growing use of insects for both feed for livestock and food for humans. There are almost 2,000 edible insect species around the globe.The topic of insects as food is one that many might find unsettling, but it may become commonplace in the future. A 2013 report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warns that the constantly growing population may deplete resources to the point that consuming insects will become a necessity.
Subsidy cuts result in sharp drop in U.K. residential solar installations FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The Labour party has accused the government of “actively dismantling” the UK’s solar power industry after new installations by households collapsed by 94% last month.Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, used prime minister’s questions to challenge the government’s record on climate action after scrapping subsidies for domestic solar panels from April. Standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, Long-Bailey said solar power had the potential to cut household bills and carbon emissions while creating thousands of jobs.The solar feed-in tariff had encouraged more than 800,000 homes to fit to their roofs solar photovoltaics, the panels which generate electricity. The end of the scheme was widely expected after a series of cuts to subsidy levels in recent years.Renewable energy developers and green groups had hoped ministers would replace the scheme with another incentive system to avoid dashing the sector’s momentum and accelerating job losses in the industry. Instead, officials confirmed that new solar pv installations would be expected to give their unused clean power to energy companies for free.The opposition said data showed the scrapping of home panel subsidies from April caused new solar power capacity to fall from 79MW in March to only 5MW last month. The slowdown poses a big risk to plans put forward by the independent Committee on Climate Change to create a net zero carbon economy by 2045.More: Home solar panel installations fall by 94% as subsidies cut
Esports lifestyle brand H4X.gg has partnered with both ESL and DreamHack to become the official apparel supplier of several ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters and DreamHack events through 2018.This will kick off with ESL One in Katowice, Poland on February 24-25th. Moniker, Inc. is the company behind the introduction of H4X.gg (which incidentally is pronounced “hacks”) which’ll deliver ‘high quality performance wear and casual streetwear for esports athletes and fans’. Jon Gurman, MonikerThe H4X.gg line was developed by the team at BITKRAFT Esports Ventures. Moreover, this has been a project led by ESL founder Jens Hilgers, and Jon Wayne Gurman, an apparel and manufacturing professional with over 35 years in the game. With Mr.Hilgers involved, the project has some serious backing and that it has been announced as the official supplier to a number of major ESL and Dreamhack events is testament to this. Jon Gurman, CEO, Moniker commented: “Esports fans and players are warriors and athletes and deserve highly technical and practical gear coupled with the spirit and fashion of the lifestyle.“H4X.gg is inspired by the passion of competitive gamers, and reflects the mindset and aesthetic of esports champions.”Bernhard Mogk, SVP Global Sales & Business Development at ESL added: “We are very happy to partner with the first dedicated esports apparel brand designed specifically for fans and players. We’re incredibly excited to debut the line of performance gear at ESL One Katowice this month and roll out the entire line at future ESL events throughout 2018.”Interested parties and fashion and apparel lovers (we’re fans of the jacket in particular) can check out the first range of gear at H4X.gg. The collection will be available both online and through select ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) and DreamHack circuits through 2018.The esports apparel space is undoubtedly one that’s going to become more competitive in the near future, and Moniker have played it smart by partnering with BITKRAFT Ventures.Esports Insider says: Another project backed by Jens Hilgers and BITKRAFT. This makes it three announcements in as many weeks. The official supplier status to the likes of select ESL Ones and IEM is a major win for the brand, and we’re excited to see what they come out with and what comes of the partnership at events.