ADM and Unilever agree oils and fats business plan

first_imgArcher Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has signed a joint business development plan (JBDP) to continue to grow its relationship as an oils and fat supplier for Unilever.The plan outlines a framework for the two companies to use, in order to work together. It also sets goals around NPD, growth, innovation and sustainability.Matt Jansen, ADM senior vice-president and president of oilseeds, said: “Strengthening our existing partnership with Unilever will allow us to build upon those capabilities and leverage our unique supply chain to continue to provide high-quality, sustainable ingredients and innovative solutions to Unilever and their customers.”Unilever plans to double the size of its business, while also reducing its environmental impact.last_img

‘Sincerely, L. Cohen,’ A Live Tribute To The Late Leonard Cohen To Get Official Release

first_imgToday, Royal Potato Family records has announced the upcoming release of Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen, a new live album recorded at an emotional tribute show hosted at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg early this year. On January 24th, 2017, several weeks after Leonard Cohen‘s passing on November 7th, 2016, the people for New York honored the “Poet Prince of Montréal” with a special evening in Williamsburg featuring dozens of singers, songwriters and musicians, including Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Elvis Perkins, Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman, Delicate Steve, and many more. It was an evening the Village Voice called “a loving, thoughtful tribute to Cohen’s life in music and poetry.”***You can listen to the first track from the live tribute release, Delicate Steve’s rendition of Cohen’s seminal classic, “Hallelujah,” here.***The live album features highlight performances from this carefully constructed, expertly structured concert, which spanned over three hours in length. The concert and subsequent album was produced by Cohen fans Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery Presents), and frequent Bob Weir collaborator Josh Kaufman. Kaufman led the evening’s house band, featuring first-rate New York-based musicians including Ray Rizzo (Drums – Yo Yo Ma), Walt Martin (Keys – The Walkmen), Annie Nero (Bass – Craig Finn), Stuart Bogie (Brass & Woodwinds – Arcade Fire), Nick Kinsey (Percussions – Kevin Morby), and Dave Harrington (Guitar – Darkside) and punctuated by a backing vocal trio that Cohen himself would have been proud of: Jocie Adams, Cassandra Jenkins and Leslie Mendelson.Listen To 12 Beautiful Covers Of Leonard Cohen’s MusicIn the album liner notes to this collection, music critic Justin Joffe writes, “Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard Cohen could have been a solemn affair. But all performers took the celebration part to heart, infusing Cohen’s most somber truths with equal parts reverence and reverie. The evening found a mix of New York icons, esteemed singer-songwriters, cult performers, and up-and-comers for a night of Cohen standards, stories and deep cuts.” Joffe continues, “Sentimental and scholarly, full of tearful singalongs and heartfelt remembrance, it was an evening Cohen would have appreciated.”Posthumous Music Video Of Leonard Cohen Is Released [Watch]The album will be made available on all digital streaming platforms on Thursday September 21–what would have been Leonard Cohen’s 83rd birthday. A limited-edition double-vinyl run of 500 units is available for preorder now and will hit stores in time for the holidays. All proceeds from album sales will go to the Preemptive Love Coalition, a non-profit organization that aids children and families affected by terrorism and other crises in the Middle East across the globe.Full Track Listing: Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration of Leonard CohenHallelujah – Delicate SteveSisters of Mercy – Leslie MendelsonDiamonds In The Mine – Osei EssedI’m Your Man – Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman & Invisible FamiliarsChelsea Hotel #2 – Josh RitterHey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Amy HelmIs This What You Wanted – Elvis PerkinsBird On The Wire – Richard ThompsonStory Of Isaac – Richard ThompsonBeautiful Losers – Lenny KayeMemories – Ian O’Neil (Deer Tick)In My Secret Life – Cassandra JenkinsBallad of The Absent Mare – Teddy ThompsonSuzanne – Alana AmramFamous Blue Raincoat – Lee RanaldoSo Long, Marianne – Will Sheff & Friends[Cover Photo – Michael Putland – Getty Images]If you’re a fan of Leslie Mendelson, Dave Harrington, or all-star tributes to legendary artists in general, don’t miss next month’s Brooklyn Comes Alive! Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

Dean Ween & Les Claypool Swap Sit-Ins To Close Primus’ Australian Tour [Video]

first_imgOn April 6th, Primus commenced their five-date Australian tour in support of the group’s ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven. Marking Primus’ first performances in Australia since 2014’s Big Day Out Festival, the Les Claypool-led trio tapped longtime friend Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo to open each show with a performance from his Dean Ween Group.During Primus’ and The Dean Ween Group’s Sunday night show at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, the two frontmen swapped sit-ins, with Les Claypool first joining the Dean Ween Group before Mickey returned the favor with a guest appearance during Primus’ headlining performance. Both Dean and Les have a longstanding friendship and have exchanged sit-ins regularly in the past.Initially, Claypool joined the Dean Ween Group for their take the title track of Ween’s 1997 album, The Mollusk. Later in the night, Dean came out for Primus’ extended encore, lending his skills on “Southbound Pachyderm”, a tune he previously sat-in on last July. You can watch videos from Primus’ Australian tour closer below, courtesy ofThe Dean Ween Group with Les Claypool – “The Mollusk”[Video: Robert Carbone]Primus with Dean Ween – “Southbound Pachyderm”[Video: Justin Hockley][H/T JamBase]last_img read more

There Is No Greater Love! Lady Day Star Audra McDonald Greets the Press

first_imgThere’s only a few short weeks until Audra McDonald steps onstage to channel Billie Holiday in the new one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and on March 17, the five-time Tony winner met the press! McDonald joined playwright Lanie Robertson and director Lonny Price at Pearl Studios in New York City to chat about the new production and share stories about the legendary singer. In Lady Day, Billie Holiday puts on a show at a small bar in Philadelphia that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. Check out the press day photos, then see McDonald croon “Strange Fruit” and more in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, beginning March 25 at Circle in the Square Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files View Commentslast_img read more

India’s power minister says retiring coal plants will be replaced by renewable energy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:India is planning to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with renewable generating capacity in a bid to cut the nation’s carbon footprint, power minister R. K. Singh said on Tuesday.India is the world’s second largest coal consumer after China, and the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Coal-fired plants currently account for over half its nearly 373 gigawatt (GW) power generating capacity.“Many of those plants are getting retired,” Singh said at an industry event. “Some plants are already retired, and about 29 more plants are going to retire, and all that space will be occupied by renewable energy.”India, which aims to meet 40% of its energy requirement from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, is targeting 175 GW of renewable-based installed power capacity by 2022.It currently relies on cheaper imports, mainly from China, to meet the bulk of its demand for solar cells and modules. India’s current annual installed and functional manufacturing capacity of solar modules is around 10 GW while that of solar cells is only around 2.5 GW, the minister said.“We plan to raise this capacity to around 25 GW per annum for solar cells and modules in another two years’ time,” he said.[Nidhi Verma and Mayank Bhardwaj]More: India to replace coal fired power plants with renewables – minister India’s power minister says retiring coal plants will be replaced by renewable energylast_img read more

London and Partners steps up efforts to attract Indian tech firms

first_imgThe official promotional company for London – London and Partners is increasing its efforts to attract the Indian businesses and investors, with the opening of a new overseas office in India’s  tech capital, Bengaluru. The new office is part of London’s  continued drive to strengthen trade and investment links with India and will ease the process for Indian companies setting up, or expanding in London.David Slater, Director-International Trade and Investment, London and Partners highlighted, “India is a market with a long history of trading links to the UK and London in particular. London and Bengaluru are hotbeds for innovation and creativity and we see a fantastic opportunity for UK and Indian tech companies to do business across both markets. Our decision to open a new office in Bengaluru will help us reach key decision makers in India and support our continued drive to help Indian businesses expand and internationalise in London.”last_img read more