Kris Myers Of Umphrey’s McGee To Sub In For Adam Deitch At Tonight’s Break Science Show

first_imgTickets for the show are available here. After the Grand Rapids show tonight, the next dates on the books for Break Science are a pair of performances at Electric Forest Festival next weekend and the weekend after. For more information and a full list of upcoming dates, head to Break Science website.While it will certainly be weird to see a Break Science show without Deitch, we can’t wait to hear how this one-off substitute collaboration between Kris Myers and Borahm Lee will turn out! Tonight, June 17th, 2017, Break Science is scheduled to perform at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection. The electro-hip-hop duo is normally comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist/producer Borahm Lee. However, according to a post on the duo’s Twitter page this afternoon, this evening’s show will look (and likely sound) different than usual: Due to unforeseen (and undisclosed) circumstances, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee will handle drum duties at the Grand Rapids performance tonight in Deitch’s place.last_img read more


Sinj and Nin winners of the Innovation Award of the EDEN network for 2018

first_imgAs part of the general assembly of members of the EDEN network, which was held in Brussels, the winners were announced Innovative EDEN awards for 2018.Thus, Sinj won first place in the category “Exceptional offer of cultural tourism“, While Nin won second place in the same category. The awards were presented by Xavier Lechien, President of the EDEN Association, and was received on behalf of Nin by the Director of the Tourist Board of Nin, Marija Dejanovic, while the award was received on behalf of Sinj by Senka Daniel, Head of the Department for Multilateral Cooperation at the Ministry of Tourism.”It is a great honor and pleasure to receive the award from the presidency of the EDEN network, which has recognized the cultural and tourist offer of Nin, and which is so attractive that it attracts visitors and tourists all year round. Nin has already been awarded so far, in 2013, when it received the award for the most innovative use of the EDEN logo, while this year’s award is an additional wind in the back. Membership in the EDEN network is really important for Nin, which develops promotion related to natural heritage and creates new forms of tourism related to ecological and sustainable tourism. We pay great attention to the cultural heritage and its promotion, and the won award is a confirmation of that”, said the director of the Tourist Board Nina Marija Dejanovic.The EDEN Network Association is supported by the European Commission and brings together winners and finalists of European destinations of excellence from all over Europe, and within the network competitions are held continuously among members. The EDEN network was launched in 2007 and today consists of 71 destinations from 23 countries. It is the most active professional network of non-traditional and lesser-known destinations for sustainable tourism in Europe. Members of the EDEN network from Croatia are Bjelovar, Nin, Sinj and the Northern Velebit National ParkRelated news:DESTINATION “VUKOVAR – VUČEDOL – ILOK” DECLARED “EUROPEAN DESTINATION OF EXCELLENCE” (EDEN) NIN AS A LEADER OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPS A NEW TOURIST PRODUCT – BIRDWATCHING TOURISMlast_img read more


GO-TIME: DEP Grant Modernization Is Increasing Efficiency, Improving Review Timelines

first_img October 25, 2017 GO-TIME: DEP Grant Modernization Is Increasing Efficiency, Improving Review Timelines SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Efficiency,  Environment,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the use of a centralized electronic system for grants is reducing costs, increasing efficiency and significantly shortening the application review time while maintaining a thorough evaluation process.When fully implemented, e-grants will be available for 30 grants administered by DEP, saving $200,000 annually.“Modernizing this grant application system is improving customer service for many citizens, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and businesses,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “With this advancement, we are making the process more efficient as we keep our comprehensive reviews in place and ultimately speed up the support for these important environmental programs in communities across the commonwealth.”DEP was the first agency to begin using the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) electronic grants system for one of its programs. This has allowed DEP to modernize its application and review processes without having to build or buy its own system.The Environmental Education grant program was the first to accept electronic applications, starting last fall. The Alternative Fuel Vehicle, Small Business Advantage, and Coastal Zone Resource Management grant programs have begun accepting electronic applications in the past six months.The e-grant system reduces applicant errors and allows for electronic approval, which reduces processing time and speeds review. DCED provides online application customer support. DEP staff score applications online and no longer perform manual data entryAs a result of these and other efficiencies, the grant review process that formerly required about two weeks has been reduced to an average of two days.The new grant system complements ongoing work to shift agency-wide permitting from paper to online applications, part of a major effort to modernize technology at DEP that launched in January 2016. In March of this year, DEP announced an electronic mining permit application for surface coal mines that will make the permit review process faster for DEP and operators and provide more transparency to the public.The new process is a DEP initiative developed through the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management, and Efficiency (GO-TIME).GO-TIME is working to modernize government operations to reduce costs and improve services. GO-TIME works with agencies to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation.last_img read more