Beloved jamtronica outfit Lotus is riding high after the release of their Eats The Light album, and that energy was in full force over two nights across Oregon. With support from El Ten Eleven, Lotus made it count with two great nights in the Pacific Northwest, bringing along a bastion of their most beloved songs.The shows took place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on February 10th, followed by a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR on the 11th. From the opening notes of “Jump Off” to the final encore of “Gilded Age” in Eugene, these were two great performance!See the setlists and a full gallery by Visual Suplex, below.Setlist: Lotus | Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR | 2/10/17Set 1: Jump Off, Move Too Fast, Pachyderm, Blue Giant, Sid> Sunrain> Inspector Norse> SunrainSet 2: Cold Facts, Sodium Vapor, Neon Tubes, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Plant Your Root> Flower Sermon> Umbilical Moonset> Flower SermonEncore: Umbilical MoonriseSetlist: Lotus | McDonald Theatre | Eugene, OR | 2/11/17Set 1: Bubonic Tonic> I’ve Been A Fool (Toy Guns), Blender, Suntan, Lead Pipe> Golden Ghost> SpiritualizeSet 2: L’immeuble> Tip Of The Tongue, Philly Hit> Arupa> Massif, Kesey Seed, WaxEncore: Colorado, Gilded AgePhotography by Jordan IngleeInstagram: @visualsuplexFB: @visualsuplex Load remaining images
Trump’s promises seen as ineffective in halting coal’s long-term market problems FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):President Donald Trump and the coal industry’s mutual affinity may have improved investor sentiment toward the sector, but whether companies can parlay that into real market results is far from clear.The dispositions of coal miners and coal executives alike have vastly improved since Trump won the election. Industry conferences and events once punctuated with dark humor, pessimism and war-like rhetoric are now filled with optimism about the future despite susceptibility to a secular decline in consumption, partially masked by recent success in moving coal to the booming seaborne market.Despite the optimism, domestic U.S. coal consumption has continued to decline, and overall production has hardly budged under Trump as he continues to praise the country’s “beautiful, clean coal.” Supporters of the president in the coal industry, however, say greater certainty and improved sentiment toward their industry have helped.Support for coal coming from the administration is important to how the rest of the country perceives the coal industry, said Betsy Monseu, CEO of the American Coal Council. A financially healthier coal industry supercharged by positive sentiment from the White House is again attracting investors to the sector, she added. At the same time, she said, marketplace and policy issues that have “tilted the playing field away from coal” remain.While the media often focuses on high-profile events, investors are far more likely to pay attention to the effects of gradual, fundamental shifts in technology trends and societal preferences, wrote Samson Mukanjari and Thomas Sterner of the University of Gothenburg’s economics department, in a study analyzing the market impacts of the last U.S. presidential election and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The lack of a sizable global reaction to the election of Trump—with his desire to promote coal and threats to pull out of international climate agreements—surprised the researchers, Mukanjari said.“Everyone recognizes that Trump has four [or] maybe eight years in office, and that makes it harder to make long-term investments in the sector,” Mukanjari said. “The major challenges facing coal may have little to do with global climate policy but technological developments that have made alternatives to coal much cheaper and changes in consumer preferences among other things. To this end, attempts to promote coal will face similar challenges.”More ($): Trump lifted coal’s spirits, but turning that into market success is a challenge
This year has been very significant for consumer analysis by the research team Skift Research. Four surveys among travelers were conducted, including two updates to the annual survey and two completely new additions. Below is a set of the most interesting data collected in the above research. Also, it was found that dividing each of these age groups into two smaller groups reveals additional nuances in the comparison. There are commonalities between all millennials and Generation Z in these five countries, but there are also variations. For example, in China and India, younger and older millennials (23-30 and 31-38 years old) have more in common than they have with any of the Generation Z groups. However, in the US and Australia, it is observed that the older Generation Z (18-22) has more in common with younger millennials than is the case with younger members of Generation Z. Local experiences like gastrotourism continue to attract a lot of attention from travelers in 2019. The Skift Gastrotourism Survey helped quantify this trend and created a picture of how big it is becoming. The results showed that almost every respondent stated that they participated in the gastronomic experience during the trip. How important is the attractiveness of the destination for posts on social networks of millennials and generation Z. American travelers are more motivated by hyperlocal, adventurous travel experiences For millennials and Generation Z, their nationality is a more important indicator than age The answer of travelers who do not want to feel like tourists on vacation Gastrotourism is more than a passing trend This year, research has revealed a lot about this group. The most interesting data were revealed after the respondents were divided into narrow groups according to pay grades. Although all wealthier respondents point out that they identify more with luxury status than in 2018, this statement is especially clear among those with the highest incomes who are classified in the survey as “super-rich” (combined household income of $ 200 or more) . Percentage of travelers who participated in gastrotourism and for whom it was the primary motivator of travel The importance of using companies that are environmentally responsible for wealthier travelers and the willingness to pay more to use those companies The results of research on the experiences of American travelers revealed that travelers are increasingly attracted to adventure travel than before and that they have a greater propensity for hyperlocal, unique and transformative travel experiences. Travelers in particular are looking for experiences that will give them new perspectives on the world. Accordingly, in 2019, more passengers stayed in Airbnb accommodations than ever before. Wealthier American travelers are a complex group that is constantly changing. For the past three years, Skift has been researching this market to record their behavior and new travel preferences so that relevant stakeholders can adjust their approaches accordingly. For richer travelers, luxury is more important than the environment Millennials and Generation Z from China and India are mostly different from their peers from the US, the UK and Australia. They are more passionate travelers, less aware of their budgets, and more focused on technology and mobile devices. Source / photo: Shift; Pixabay The super-rich care more about luxury, and care less about improving the environment when traveling, as opposed to less affluent respondents. Although they earn more, they are less willing to pay more for the use of more environmentally responsible companies. In 2019, Skift Research focused exclusively on the youngest passengers in one study for the first time. Passengers aged 16 to 38 were surveyed in five countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and India. This research was very extensive and learned a lot about these age groups, as well as how the country of residence is often a better indicator of preferences and behavior than their age.