Watch Pro-Shot Video Of John Mayer’s Full Guest Appearance With JRAD Last Weekend

first_imgThis past weekend, Dead & Company guitarist John Mayer made waves in the world of jam by making his second-ever appearance with “more-than-just-a” Dead cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, nearly 1 year to the day after his first sit-in with the band during last year’s extended guest spot at Brooklyn Bowl.John Mayer Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead On Night 5 Of Fall Ball 2017 [Photos/Recap]The collaboration began when the band welcomed Mayer out for a first set-closing rendition of “Althea,” an appropriate song choice given that it was the tune that originally turned Mayer on to the Grateful Dead. After the song finished, Russo thanked “their good friend John Mayer,” and promised much more great music to come.When the band took the stage for set two, Mayer was once again in tow. He lent his guitar chops to the free-form jam that began the set and the “Here Comes Sunshine” -> “New Minglewood Blues.” The crowd let out a collective sigh as Mayer exited the stage following “New Minglewood” to give the core band a chance to do their thing, but Russo assured them that he was “sure we’ll see Mr. Mayer again soon.” He wasn’t lying, as John returned for the show’s encore, which began with an excellent piano solo and vocal performance of Dr. John‘s “Such A Night” (with humorous interjections like “start a Grateful Dead tribute band!” between stanzas of “if I don’t do it, somebody else will” and ad-libs like”I came here with my best friend Joe Fuckin Russo” for “my best friend Jim”; “Under the Brooklyn Bowl” for “Under the moonlight,” and more). Finally, after Mayer helped the band through a celebratory “Franklin’s Tower” to close the show, Russo remarked “once again for our special friend John Mayer, of the musics…”Now, full pro-shot footage of the entire portion of the 10/13/17 JRAD show featuring John Mayer has emerged on YouTube courtesy of user nn Jimmy, so you can relive the performance. It was such a night…Video Setlist: Althea; Jam > Here Comes Sunshine >New Minglewood Blues; Marco Solo > Such A Night, Franklin’s TowerSETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | NYC | 10/13/17Set One (9:36PM – 11:30PM)Jam @ ->Greatest Story Ever Told # >CandymanFeel Like A Stranger $Loser % ->Crazy FingersCosmic Charlie (SM/JR) ^ ->Jam ->Althea &Set Two (11:36PM – 1:24AM)Jam * ->Here Comes Sunshine + ->New Minglewood Blues @@Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion >Jam ## ->Lazy Lightning $$ ->China Doll %% (TH) ->Marco Solo ->There is a Mountain ^^ ->I Know You RiderENC:Marco Solo ->Such A Night & ->Franklin’s Tower &@ – With The Wheel Teases (Band)# – With an Unknown Tease (MB) and The Wheel Teases (TH)$ – With a “Chameleon” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (either SM or TH)% – With a “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica) Tease (TH)^ – First Time Played by Almost Dead& – With John Mayer on Guitar* – With “Serpentine Fire (Earth, Wind & Fire) Teases & China Cat Teases (Band). With John Mayer on Guitar+ – With a Marco Solo that included a Cosmic Charlie Tease. With John Mayer on Guitar@@ – With a West LA Fadeaway Tease (MB). With John Mayer on Guitar## – With teases / jams of Uncle John’s, “Jolene” (American Babies), Ruben & Cerise, Playin in the Band & The Wheel if not more$$ – Not played by Almost Dead since 2016.02.14 at Higher Ground, Winooski, VT, a gap of 57 shows%% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, with teases of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin), “Run Like Hell” (Pink Floyd) & something else that I can’t read from my notes :/^^ – Donovan cover, very short, just the Chorus[Cover photo via Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

Arcade Fire Shares Cover Of “Baby Mine” With Trippy Visuals For Upcoming ‘Dumbo’ Remake [Listen]

first_imgArcade Fire has shared their updated recording of an old Disney classic for the famous film studio’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo.The popular alternative rock band was tapped to record a new version of “Baby Mine”, which was penned by Frank Churchill and Ned Washington to appear in the original 1941 film. Though the production on the new recording may have been worked on by members of the band, the overall process overall was a team effort. According to frontman Win Butler, various members of the Arcade Fire “family,” as well as members of his own immediate family, were called upon during the recording process of making the song come to life for the big screen once again.Related: Arcade Fire Performs 2004 LP ‘Funeral’ In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever“My mom plays the harp on the track, my brother the theremin, my wife [Régine Chassagne] sings and plays drums, and our son even plays the triangle, as well as the rest of our ‘family’ in Arcade Fire,” Butler said in a statement of the personnel used for their updated “Baby Mine”. “I will forever relate to the song thinking about the people I hold so dear that are so precious to me.”The song’s release on Monday was accompanied by an official music video, which mixes footage from the new film with some colorful, even semi-psychedelic animation. Fans can watch the video below to hear the new recording of the old song in full.Arcade Fire – “Baby Mine” [Video: DisneyMusicVevo]Arcade Fire kept a busy touring schedule over the year-and-a-half since their Everything Now studio album arrived in July 2017. Butler was in Los Angeles over the weekend for a scheduled DJ performance at a venue called 1720. The band currently has no scheduled performances for the coming months.Fans can hear the song again when the updated film arrives in movie theaters starting later this month on March 29th.last_img read more

The sacred middle

first_imgHarvey Cox has spent years reading and studying scripture. In his new book, “How to Read the Bible,” Cox, the Hollis Research Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School, argues that even in a secular age, a close reading and deeper understanding of sacred texts is vital to understanding who we are. His approach combines a reading of the original texts with the most recent literary and historical biblical studies. GAZETTE: What inspired you to write this book?COX: As both a minister and a professor I have lived my life on the border between two ways of looking at the Bible. On the one hand, I have participated in how the Bible is read and heard in churches, synagogues, and Bible study groups. On the other, I have worked for 50 years with Harvard colleagues who do some of the best research in historical biblical studies. Being an insider in both worlds has made me notice the big gap between what you might call the ordinary lay reader of the Bible, of whom there are millions, and a rather small group of people who do the exciting research in biblical archaeology, history of interpretation, source analysis, and other kinds of scholarly work in biblical studies. Unfortunately, there is often a degree of mistrust between these two clusters of Bible readers, and it seemed to me that my in-between position put me in a good spot to try and bring them more closely in touch with each other.Most people, even very educated ones, don’t really know how to approach the Bible. They don’t realize, or at least it doesn’t register as important, that it is a collection of over 60 books representing various voices and genres. It includes history, parables, legends, poetry, love songs, visions, and letters. This means that when you read it you should try to find out what kind of material you are reading. Otherwise you miss whole realms of what it’s about, and you deprive yourself of [a] certain richness in how you understand the Bible.I know of course that there are those who ask, “Why should I read it anyway?” My answer is it that if you don’t know something about what’s in the Bible, you are not a fully educated person. It informs our literature, our poetry, films, plays, and, whether we like it or not, it has deeply influenced the history and value structure of our whole civilization. It has found its way into our language and into our synapses. It is part of us. Reading it is a way of getting to know both yourself and the essence of our civilization.GAZETTE: Why did you choose these particular books in the Bible to explore?COX: I picked books that would be most useful in illustrating the different approaches to current biblical studies. Take, for example, the book of Genesis. The first thing one notices is that it seems repetitious. It has two accounts of the creation and other themes. Why? It’s because its writers wove together a variety of sources. It just cries out for a comparison of the sources that were used. Most know other stories present in the ancient Middle East about the creation and the flood. The biblical writers knew these too, but they didn’t just incorporate them; they reconfigured and reinterpreted them. So the book of Genesis is a natural for studying what we call source analysis ― seeing how its writers recast and stitched together the various accounts that they had at hand for their own purposes.I also wanted to show people that there is fiction in the Bible. So I picked the book of Job, which starts with the Hebrew equivalent of “once upon a time.” It doesn’t claim to be history. It’s a story that makes an important philosophical and religious point about the meaning of suffering.With the Gospels or the book of Revelation, I was interested in picking texts in which we can study what we call history of interpretation, that is, how a particular book has been used, misused, applied, misapplied over the centuries. I also wanted to include something about the pitched battles that were fought while our present Bible was being compiled over whether a particular book should be included or not, a process we call “canonization.” Due in part to the recent sensational discovery of ancient scrolls long hidden in caves, people know nowadays, as they didn’t for 1,000 years or more, that there were books like the Gospel of Mary or the Gospel of Thomas circulating among early Christians at the same time as gospels like Mark and Luke, but that did not make it into the canon. It’s no longer possible simply to ignore this exciting research or the questions it raises, which I’m afraid is what some cautious readers of the Bible still do. But this leaves us with the questions of why is Matthew in our Bible and Thomas is not? A mature reader of the Bible today must grapple with these questions, and it is not that hard to do. It takes some explaining, as I try to do. But the reward is a far more satisfying, and I would say deeper understanding of these texts than is possible if you fall back into a default position of reading them literally and with no knowledge of their history.GAZETTE: Do you think your work can help defuse the science vs. religion debate, help people take a more nuanced vs. an either-or, approach?COX: I hope it can. Hope springs eternal, I guess, for any writer. Many of these debates swirl around “creationism,” and the case that I make is that the book of Genesis, for example, is not a proto-scientific account to be replaced by the Big Bang theory or the next hypothesis about the origin of the universe that comes along. That’s a misleading way of reading it. The biblical writers were interested in something else: why there was evil in a world created by a good God. So they used the material they had at hand to probe that question. If we understand what they’re trying to do and read it that way, then we can gain a better hold on it. I am reluctant to see the Genesis stories deployed in a debate over creationism, for example; that is quite different from the one for which they were intended. I hope the book helps a little bit with that.GAZETTE: What are some of the key steps you would suggest to someone trying to read the Bible?COX: They might benefit from going through the stages I went through in my relationship to the Bible. First, for me as a youngster, it was a book of stories. And then later I discovered the historical critical method of reading the Bible, which seeks to locate, in so far as it’s possible, when a given psalm, epistle, chronicle, or gospel was written, by whom, to whom, and why. Then I talk about keeping both the story and the historical approaches in mind in order to move on to what I call a “spiritual” understanding of the Bible. By spiritual I don’t mean just something inward. I mean a holistic understanding of the Bible, one that can make use of various methods, but not become wedged into any one. If you are going to read something in the Bible, for heaven’s sake, know what kind of text you are reading. Is it legend? Is it poetry? Is it metaphorical? Is it history? Is it a love song like in Song of Songs? Just as you don’t look at all the mail in your box, or all the emails on your screen in the same way, so you don’t read all parts of the Bible in the same way. The first step is to find out what kind of literature you have in your hand, what’s the genre? And any standard encyclopedia or even what you garner from Wikipedia will help. This is not an esoteric business. Just look up “Jeremiah,” or “Gospel of Luke” or “Galatians.” It’s not an unfathomable mystery, and then you can read these and other texts in a more informed way.GAZETTE: What do you mean when you encourage readers to develop a type of dialogue with the Bible?COX: The flaw in the literal reading of the Bible is you don’t get the sense of scope and depth that you get if you look at it with a historical perspective. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s delimiting. On the other hand, the trouble with the historical approach is that it often requires distancing yourself from what the text is saying, holding it at arm’s length. But this is also delimiting. I think the significance of the Bible is enhanced if you come to it with your preferences or your fears or your expectations up front, if you are open to what it might say to you.The Bible is at one level a historical document, of course, but that’s not all it is. Reading it should be more like reading a fine poem or going to a good play. You listen and let yourself be spoken to and touched, annoyed, or angered by what it is you’re reading. You make it more of a personal back-and-forth, a dialogue. That will enrich the reading of it for you.GAZETTE: Can you tell me about your encounter with the Bible when you were sent to jail while protesting with the Civil Rights Movement?COX: That’s a very important moment in my life because it moved me beyond both the story and the historical approach. I worked closely with Dr. King in his Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the Civil Rights Movement. Once I was arrested in a town in the South along with a big group of young black protestors and some other white supporters. When we were put in the jail we were segregated into two different cellblocks. The warden came by on Saturday afternoon to our cell and he said “You know them colored kids over there, they want a Bible so they can have church tomorrow morning.” Then he chuckled and said, “I gave them one, can’t do no harm.” And I thought, in a way that’s true, but in another way, what inspired them to be out there demonstrating in the street is that they were hearing from Dr. King and other people from that “harmless” Bible that they were equal to white people and deserved all the same dignity and rights. So it has inspired social revolution and social change.The thing that struck me then was that for these kids the Bible was not just a storybook, and it was certainly not just a historical document to be parsed and analyzed. It was something beyond that. When they were singing, “Go down Moses … let my people go,” they saw the Exodus story about liberation from captivity in Egypt as part of their own story. This opened my eyes to the significance of a Bible which was neither just story nor bygone history. So I saw that I had to move my own understanding of the Bible into that new phase. I finally lit on the word “spiritual,” but I could have said political or personal, a more self-involving reading. I still strongly believe that this old book from so long ago has a powerful and pertinent message for us in the 21st century.last_img read more

Clips of Week: April 26, 2013

first_imgOur favorite web videos from the week that was:1. One Clean RiderThe story of Edward Norton and his “victory” in the 2003 Tour de France. This one will make you think…2. Blue Ridge Marathon x2Not exactly sure what’s going on here, but it appears these guys ran a marathon leading up to the Blue Ridge Marathon. If so, that’s insane.3. Maching the BikeGoing 135 mph on a bike is no joke.4. Especially Since…This was his last attempt. Skip to :44 for the epic-ness.5. River SoundsWe’ll wrap with just a beautiful fishing video.River Sounds from Rolf Nylinder on Vimeo.last_img

Barry granted provisional accreditation

first_imgBarry granted provisional accreditation Associate EditorIn a tense countdown that left graduates dangling in career limbo, Barry University School of Law’s fourth and final chance to win provisional accreditation from the ABA has finally succeeded.In Philadelphia on February 4, the American Bar Association House of Delegates’ vote put the official seal of approval on a positive recommendation that came two days earlier from the ABA’s Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admission. The long-awaited good news sparked cheers, tears and hugs from dozens of graduates, students, and friends who had waited in a nearby hotel lobby for the word on Barry law school’s fate.“We celebrate this decision as a just and timely one,” said Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, president of Barry University. “Our greatest joy is for our students and our alumni who have worked so hard to fulfill their dreams. Now they will get the chance.”“I’m thrilled! I can hardily put it into words!” exclaimed Susie McCabe, 44, from her home in Daytona Beach the day it all became official. After taking five years to get her law degree as a part-time student in Barry’s charter class, she graduated in June 2000, took the bar exam in February 2001, and wondered if she’d ever get to put her law degree to full use. She has had a standing job offer as a prosecutor in the state attorney’s office in Daytona Beach, where she interned, once she is licensed to practice.Like 76 of 125 alumni who have already sat for the bar exam, some waiting as long as 18 months to learn their scores, McCabe awaits the process of lawyers petitioning the Florida Supreme Court to unseal those exam scores to see if she has passed. For McCabe and many others, the clock has been ticking on the one-year deadline from the point of taking the exam and the school being accredited.Even without knowing her score, McCabe and her family were already celebrating victory after the ABA council’s positive recommendation on February 2.When her friend, a Barry student, called with the good news, “there was such shrieking going on the other end of the phone. For 25 minutes, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. After all the worry, this was such a huge hurdle to get over. I cannot describe the utter joy. My husband rented a limo and we went out with friends and family Saturday night and drank champagne. My son and daughter were in the limo, too, and were so excited. It had become a family issue,” McCabe said.“My doorbell rang just a while ago, and it was flowers from my aunt. I went to church on Sunday, and my priest said he wanted me to draw up his will. I am just walking around with a smile on my face.”The contingent of students and alumni who traveled to the ABA meeting in Philadelphia — even passing out “Accredit Barry” buttons that landed on the lapels of bus drivers and waiters — helped put a human face on the struggling Orlando law school.“There was a strong showing by the students and alumni who went to Philadelphia. I applaud their effort, because I know for a fact that students and alumni met with representatives of the ABA. They were able to put a face to the name of Barry University School of Law,” said Rodd Michael Santomauro, a 30-year-old graduate of Barry’s first class. He’d hocked his possessions, took out a $70,000 loan to finance law school, and still lives with his parents, while working as a paralegal at Alzipar, Ville & Camfield, where he has been promised a job as an associate attorney once he is licensed.“Today, the dream for us has been realized. It is a moment that none of us will forget,” said an elated Santomauro.The whole ordeal, he said, “has helped me reevaluate where I’m at in my life and realize that the most important things in life don’t come from materialistic wants. It’s helped me look at people in their true nature when the chips are down, and see the tenacity and character and constitution of a group that banded together to fight for a cause we so passionately believed in for a number of years. You can’t put a price on that.”It was the law school’s finances that prompted concern in the previous round of accreditation hurdles in November. An ABA subcommittee had recommended against provisional approval, expressing fears the school’s financial needs would force it to lower standards in deciding which students to enroll. In a vicious cycle of waning confidence during accreditation struggles, the law school’s enrollment plummeted from 380 students to 200.What helped change the ABA’s mind this time around?“The major issue was $15.6 million in donations we raised, combined with the admissions recruiting firm we hired. I think that put us over the top,” said Eric Dubois, director of institutional advancement for Barry’s law school.In January, a major boost came in the form of $11.3 million, primarily from two South Floridians who wish to remain anonymous, as well as glowing support letters from Gov. Jeb Bush and Attorney General Bob Butterworth.At the ABA meeting in Philadelphia, O’Laughlin, Law Dean Stanley Talcott and other Barry leaders spent nearly two hours behind closed doors with the ABA council on Saturday.Council Chairman Gerald W. Vandewalle, chief justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court, told the Orlando Sentinel that Barry’s presentation Saturday allayed most but not all concerns. The voice vote was not unanimous, he said.“It is a concern that, is this a law school that will always remain in [financial and enrollment] trouble?” Vanderwalle said. “Sister Jeanne says that’s not going to happen. So we’ll see.”Now, Barry must win full accreditation within five years.But at least for now, the pressure is off.“Now, our main focus is to continue educating tomorrow’s lawyers,” said Sister Peggy Albert, executive vice president and chief Barry administrator in Orlando.“We have always believed in our students,” said Dean Talcott. “This end result will be one that’s beneficial to all, including the ABA and citizens of Central Florida.”The dean invited students and alumni to gather with him at the law school for a party on February 7.At long last at Barry University School of Law, it was time to celebrate. Barry granted provisional accreditation February 15, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

NAFCU notes corporate opportunity in call for CLF changes

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator highlighted the association’s support for a rule allowing corporate credit unions to have a correspondent relationship with the Central Liquidity Facility, in a letter to NCUA Monday.Emancipator responded to NCUA’s request for comments on the entity, which he noted is an important resource for credit unions.“NAFCU remains convinced that it is important that a viable and dependable resource such as the CLF exists to offer credit unions liquidity when necessary,” Emancipator wrote. “In fact, NAFCU recently expressed such support when the agency finalized its rule allowing corporate credit unions to establish a correspondent relationship with the CLF.“Under the final rule, corporate credit unions are now enabled to serve as financial correspondents to help service and administer liquidity advances for CLF members, without requiring the credit union to maintain an account at the corporate credit union,” he continued. “Now, credit unions have a new opportunity to take advantage of the valuable services that corporate credit unions provide.” continue reading »last_img read more

Shirley Man Fatally Hit by Van

first_imgSuffolk County police said Vito Dispigna was standing in the right lane of Jericho Turnpike when he was hit by a westbound Chevrolet near the corner of Wyandanch Boulevard at 5:45 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was not injured. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a van in Smithtown early Monday morning.center_img Fourth Squad detectives impounded the van, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img

Gabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia

first_imgGabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisement Gabriel pushed Maitland-Niles twice (BT Sport) Gabriel was calmed down by his former Arsenal teammate Koscielny (BT Sport)More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Gabriel was fuming with the Arsenal defender (BT Sport)Gabriel then stormed over to the centre of the argument and pushed Maitland-Niles twice in the chest before he was dragged away by Ezequiel Garay and Sead Kolasinac.AdvertisementAdvertisementLaurent Koscielny, who played alongside Gabriel at Arsenal, then came over to speak with his former teammate and the incident quickly diffused. Gabriel and Maitland-Niles were separated (BT Sport) Advertisement Gabriel Paulista was involved in a scuffle with Arsenal’s players (BT Sport)Gabriel Paulista sparked a fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles immediately after Arsenal’s victory over Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday evening.Unai Emery’s side have reached the final after a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped secure a 4-2 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.But straight after the full-time whistle, a mass brawl between both sets of players broke out following a flashpoint involving former Arsenal centre-back Gabriel and Maitland-Niles.Tempers began to flare after Ferran Torres kicked Alexandre Lacazette off the ball just after the referee had blown his whistle.ADVERTISEMENTJose Gaya then went to offer back-up to his Valencia teammate but was pushed away by Maitland-Niles.last_img read more

Rare renovated treasure hits million-dollar mark

first_imgThe home at 10 Grattan Terrace, Wynnum.THE auction of a beautifully renovated home in a popular Wynnum street last Saturday was a roaring success with the reserve smashed by $150,000. The property at 10 Grattan Tce fetched $1 million under the hammer, setting a street record for a renovated cottage. The sellers, Andrew and Keridee Bailey, said they were over the moon with the outcome.“It is well over what we were expecting,” Mr Bailey said.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The living area at 10 Grattan Tce, Wynnum.The couple bought the un-renovated property in October 2010 for $568,000 and put in plenty of hard work to create a beautiful three-bedroom home. Mr Bailey said with the sale secured, they could finalise plans and settle on the Sunshine Coast.Speaking after the event, Place Manly marketing agent Danny Day said he was never in doubt there’d be a great outcome given the quality of the home and rising demand in the suburb. Sellers Keridee and Andrew Bailey with their agent Danny Day.“Today’s result is indicative of the Wynnum-Manly area,” Mr Day said.‘Throughout the campaign, we saw huge interest from families and retirees, as it was a very rare find — 855sq m a street back from the waterfront.”last_img read more

Equatorial Guinea orders oil firms to cancel deals with CHC Helicopters

first_imgThe Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea has ordered petroleum operators to cancel all contracts with CHC Helicopters due to noncompliance with national content regulations.CHC Helicopters Sikorsky S-61N; Photo by: Bob Adams; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseThe Ministry said on Tuesday that the operators which must cancel their contracts include, but are not limited to, Noble Energy, Exxon Mobil, Kosmos Energy, Trident, Marathon Oil, among others.Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, said: “It is the responsibility of the Ministry to ensure strict compliance with our country’s National Content Regulation of the Hydrocarbons Law.“These laws are in place to protect and promote local industry, create jobs for citizens, promote the sustainable development of our country, and we are aggressively monitoring and enforcing the compliance of these requirements.”The Ministry added that the oil companies operating in Equatorial Guinea were given 60 days to unwind contracts and find new suppliers in compliance with the local content provisions established in 2014.Also, a compliance review of the entire sector is ongoing led by the Director of National Content and outside legal advisors of the Ministry.“The notice will be expanded to all service companies who are non-compliant as the review continues. Similar measures will be taken,” the Ministry said.Under the National Content Regulation of 2014, all agreements must have local content clauses and provisions for capacity building, with preference given to local companies in the award of service contracts. Local shareholders must be part of every contract as prescribed by law and the operators have an obligation to ensure compliance of their subcontractors.“We are eager to work with international companies who partner with Equatorial Guinea in the development of our industry. But we expect all companies operating in Equatorial Guinea to follow the laws of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. As Minister, I will not hesitate to enforce the law to ensure compliance,” said Lima.last_img read more