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News Article | May 15, 2017
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For fans who purchased the original The Studio Collection box set, a separate bundle has been specially created entitled The Studio Collection: Volume II that contains the 4 newly added albums – Songs From The Labyrinth, If On A Winter's Night..., Symphonicities and 57th & 9th – with space within the set for all of the remaining albums to create The Complete Studio Collection. All of the included catalogue LPs are presented in meticulous reproductions of their original artwork with new vinyl masters cut at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios to ensure the highest possible audio quality throughout. The Complete Studio Collection highlights the incredible full range of Sting's seminal songwriting, inimitable storytelling, and awe-inspiring arrangements through a myriad of musical styles. From the jazz-infused politically-charged The Dream Of The Blue Turtles to the deft pop songcraft of …Nothing Like The Sun, the globetrotting Brand New Day to the evocative electronica of Sacred Love, through to the exploration of complex classical forms in Songs From The Labyrinth, expanding in magnitude and concept on  If On A Winter's Night…, and further developing into the genre-melding orchestral expanse Symphonicities, before finally culminating in the triumphant return to pop/rock on 57th & 9th; The Complete Studio Collection showcases all facets of the ever-evolving and truly inspirational artistry of Sting. The Complete Studio Collection and The Studio Collection: Volume II are out on June 9th and available to pre-order now. View the special announcement video from Sting himself here. Sting's 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The guitar-driven rock tour, featuring a 4-piece band, has seen sold out performances throughout North America and Europe. Sting is currently performing across South and Central America, before venturing to Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Sting then returns to Europe for a string of summer festival and concert dates throughout Europe. Visit www.sting.com for complete tour and ticket details. Sting will also be awarded the 2017 Polar Music Prize, which celebrates the power and importance of music and is given to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music. The Polar Music Prize ceremony is on June 15th in Stockholm, Sweden in the presence of the Swedish Royal Family. THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES (Original Release: 1985) Side A: 1.     If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 2.     Love Is The Seventh Wave 3.     Russians 4.     Children's Crusade              5.     Shadows In The Rain              Side B: 6.     We Work The Black Seam 7.     Consider Me Gone 8.     The Dream Of The Blue Turtles 9.     Moon Over Bourbon Street 10.  Fortress Around Your Heart (Original Release: 1987) Side A: 1.     The Lazarus Heart 2.     Be Still My Beating Heart 3.     Englishman In New York Side B: 4.     History Will Teach Us Nothing 5.     They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) 6.     Fragile Side C: 7.     We'll Be Together 8.     Straight To My Heart 9.     Rock Steady Side D: 10.  Sister Moon 11.  Little Wing 12.  The Secret Marriage (Original Release: 1991) Side A:  1.     Island Of Souls 2.     All This Time 3.     Mad About You 4.     Jeremiah Blues (Part 1) 5.     Why Should I Cry For You? Side B:  6.     Saint Agnes And The Burning Train              7.     The Wild Wild Sea 8.     The Soul Cages              9.     When The Angels Fall (Original Release: 1996) Side A: 1.     The Hounds Of Winter 2.     I Hung My Head 3.     Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot              4.     I Was Brought To My Senses 5.     You Still Touch Me Side B: 6.     I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying 7.     All Four Seasons 8.     Twenty Five To Midnight 9.     La Belle Dame Sans Regrets 10.  Valparaiso 11.  Lithium Sunset (Original Release: 1999) Side A:  1.     A Thousand Years 2.     Desert Rose (feat. Cheb Mami) 3.     Big Lie Small World Side B: 4.     After The Rain Has Fallen 5.     Perfect Love...Gone Wrong Side C: 6.     Tomorrow We'll See 7.     Prelude To The End Of The Game 8.     Fill Her Up Side D: 9.     Ghost Story                     10.  Brand New Day (Original Release: 2006) Side A: 1.     Walsingham 2.     Can She Excuse My Wrongs? [First Booke of Songes, 1597 - Arr. E.H.Fellowes] 3.     "Ryght Honorable: As I Have Bin Most Bounde Unto Your Honor..." 4.     Flow My Tears 5.     Have You Seen The Bright Lily Grow 6.     "...Then In Time Passing One Mr. Johnson Died..." 7.     The Most High And Mighty Christianus The Fourth, King Of Denmark, His Galliard 8.     The Lowest Trees Have Tops 9.     "...And Accordinge As I Desired Ther Cam A Letter To Me Out Of Germany..." 10.  Fine Knacks For Ladies             11.  "...From Thence I Went To The Landgrave Of Hessen..."  12.  Fantasy Side B: 13.  Come Heavy Sleep 14.  Forlorn Hope Fancy 15.  "...And From Thence I Had Great Desire To See Italy..." 16.  Come Again 17.  Wilt Thou Unkind Thus Reave Me 18.  "...After My Departure I Caled To Mynde Our Conference..." 19.  Weep You No More, Sad Fountains 20.  My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home   21.  Clear Or Cloudy 22.  "...Men Say That The Kinge Of Spain Is Making Gret Preparation..." 23.  In Darkness Let Me Dwell (Original Release: 2009) Side A: 1.     Gabriel's Message         2.     Soul Cake 3.     There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue 4.     The Snow It Melts The Soonest 5.     Christmas At Sea 6.     Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming 7.     Cold Song Side B: 8.     The Burning Babe 9.     Now Winter Comes Slowly 10.  The Hounds Of Winter 11.  Balulalow 12.  Cherry Tree Carol 13.  Lullaby For An Anxious Child 14.  Hurdy Gurdy Man 15.  You Only Cross My Mind In Winter (Original Release: 2016) Side A: 1.     I Can't Stop Thinking About You 2.     50,000 3.     Down, Down, Down 4.     One Fine Day 5.     Pretty Young Soldier Side B: 6.     Petrol Head 7.     Heading South On The Great North Road 8.     If You Can't Love Me 9.     Inshallah 10.  The Empty Chair During the months of June and July, Sting will perform throughout Europe at a series of festivals and special concert events including shows in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and Italy. ABOUT STING: Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist Sting was born in Newcastle, England before moving to London in 1977 to form The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released five studio albums, earned six Grammy Awards and two Brits, and was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As one of the world's most distinctive solo artists, Sting has received an additional 10 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Oscar nominations (most recently for "The Empty Chair" from JIM: The James Foley Story), a TONY nomination, Billboard Magazine's Century Award, and MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. Also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in December 2014 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, and most recently was given The American Music Award of Merit. Throughout his enduring career, he has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. Sting's support for human rights organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid mirrors his art in its universal outreach. Along with wife Trudie Styler, Sting founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 to protect both the world's rainforests and the indigenous people living there. Together they have held 18 benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for our planet's endangered resources. Since its inception, the Rainforest Fund has expanded to a network of interconnected organizations working in more than 20 countries over three continents. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sting-the-complete-studio-collection-300457136.html


Cames C.,IRD Montpellier | Mouquet-Rivier C.,Montpellier SupAgro | Traore T.,GRET | Ayassou K.A.,Center Muraz | And 3 more authors.
Public Health Nutrition | Year: 2010

Objective To provide HIV-positive mothers who opted for exclusive breastfeeding or formula feeding from birth to 6 months postpartum as a means of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV with a sustainable infant food support programme (FSP) from 6 to 12 months postpartum. We describe the implementation and assessment of this pilot initiative.Design The FSP included a 6-month provision of locally produced infant fortified mix (IFM; 418 kJ/100 g of gruel) for non-breastfed infants coupled with infant-feeding and psychosocial counselling and support. Acceptability and feasibility were assessed in a subsample of sixty-eight mother-infant pairs.Setting The FSP was developed in collaboration with local partners to support participants in a PMTCT prevention study. Formula was provided for free from 0 to 6 months postpartum. Cessation by 6 months was recommended for breastfeeding mothers.Results The FSP was positively received and greatly encouraged breastfeeding mothers to cease by 6 months. As recommended, most infants were given milk as an additional replacement food, mainly formula subsidised by safety networks. Among daily IFM consumers, feeding practices were satisfactory overall; however, the IFM was shared within the family by more than one-third of the mothers. Cessation of IFM consumption was observed among twenty-two infants, seventeen of whom were fed milk and five neither of these.Conclusions Without any food support most mothers would have been unable to provide appropriate replacement feeding. The food security of non-breastfed infants urgently needs to be addressed in HIV PMTCT programmes. Our findings on a simple cost-effective pioneer intervention provide an important foundation for this process. © 2010 The Authors.


Doan T.T.,IRD Montpellier | Bouvier C.,Montpellier University | Bettarel Y.,Montpellier University | Bouvier T.,Montpellier University | And 6 more authors.
Applied Soil Ecology | Year: 2014

Vermicompost and biochar amendments are management practices which may contribute to sustainable agroecosystems by reducing dependence on inorganic fertilizers. However, little is known about their impacts on soil microorganisms and their transfer and evolution in connected aquatic systems. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of organic manure (buffalo manure, compost or vermicompost) and biochar amendments on bacterial and viral properties in soil and water. A three year experiment was carried out with terrestrial mesocosms which were used to test the effect of organic matter amendment on maize growth. In the last year of the experiment, runoff and infiltration waters from the terrestrial mesocosms were transferred to aquatic mesocosms. Organic fertilization improved soil properties (higher C, N content and pHH2O) and as a consequence increased soil bacterial and viral abundance. Bacterial diversity (Shannon '. H' and richness '. S' indices calculated from DGGE fingerprint) was also enhanced after the continuous application of organic amendments. Compared with compost, vermicompost reduced viral abundance and S but similar H and bacterial abundance were observed. The pHH2O, C content and bacterial and viral abundance increased in the aquatic mesocosms following organic fertilization. As a consequence, bacterial and viral diversity also increased in the water, although no differences were found between compost and vermicompost. Biochar increased soil bacterial abundance for the mineral fertilizer treatment but did not influence bacterial and viral abundance in water. However, the combination of biochar and vermicompost led to an increase of viruses in soil and a reduction of bacteria in water. Similarity dendrograms from the DGGE banding patterns showed that the structure of bacterial communities was mainly influenced by the fertilizer treatments in soil but by the presence of biochar in water. In conclusion, this study demonstrated that the nature of the organic amendment has important consequences on both soil and water microbial abundance and diversity. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Bruyeron O.,Gret | Denizeau M.,Gret | Berger J.,IRD Montpellier | Treche S.,IRD Montpellier
Food and Nutrition Bulletin | Year: 2010

Background. Sustainable approaches to improving infant and young child feeding are needed. The Nutridev program worked in Vietnam, Madagascar, and Burkina Faso to test different strategies to improve complementary feeding using fortified products sold to families. Objective. To review the experiences of programs producing and marketing fortified complementary foods and to report on the feasibility of local production and marketing of fortified complementary foods to increase usage of high-quality foods among children of lowincome families in a self-sustaining manner. Methods. Project documents, surveys of mothers, and production and sales reports were reviewed. Results. Nutridev experience in Vietnam, Madagascar, and Burkina Faso demonstrates that it is possible to produce affordable, high-quality complementary foods and supplements locally in developing countries. Strategies to make products readily available to the targeted population and to convince this population to consume them yielded mixed results, varying greatly based on the strategy utilized and the context in which it was implemented. Conclusions. In several contexts, the optimal approach appears to be strengthening the existing food distribution network to sell complementary foods and supplements, with the implementation of a temporary promotion and nutrition education network in partnership with local authorities (e.g., health services) to increase awareness among families about the fortified complementary food product and optimal feeding practices. In urban areas, where the density of the population is high, design and implementation of specific networks very close to consumers seems to be a good way to combine economic sustainability and good consumption levels. © 2010, The United Nations University.


Frenoux C.M.,Toulouse 1 University Capitole | Tsitsikalis A.,GRET
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development | Year: 2015

Over the past decades, in developing countries, several urban sanitation management models have been promoted, showing various results, often poor, as regards reducing negative environmental, public health impacts and in reaching access to sanitation for all. Many studies and reports highlight that solutions should be found by promotion of on-site and decentralized sanitation approaches including fecal sludge management (FSM). However, few papers have either offered a comprehensive analysis of FSM services, regarding both demand from households and services provision from public and/or private operators. Based on field research in Cambodia, this paper aims to fill this gap. It is built on a large survey conducted in three cities in 2011. Results showed that the Cambodian FSM sector is dominated by private mechanical extraction and transportation operators (ETO). The FSM market looks economically efficient with reasonable fees. It also offers a reasonably high level of service quality including profitability of businesses, although the FSM market is also characterized by strong negative environmental externalities that are not considered. Consequently, this paper advocates an integrated urban sanitation approach that aims at exploring in more detail how to integrate gradually and complementarily private mechanical ETOs and households practices into a more complex sanitation urban model raising the key issue of financing the externalities’ costs. © IWA Publishing 2015


Faure G.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Rebuffel P.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Violas D.,Gret
Cahiers Agricultures | Year: 2011

Services related to management advice for family farms have been promoted in West Africa in order to better address the producers' needs. This paper aims at showing that these services can be understood as systems the functioning of which is strongly determined by the financing mechanisms, the governance mechanisms put in place, the quality of the human resources delivering advice, and the characteristics of the advisory method. An analysis of two case studies, in Benin and Burkina Faso, shows that: i) there is a need for continuous adaptation of the method of intervention taking into account changes in financial capabilities and human resources available for providing advisory services; ii) the nature and the quality of advisory activities are closely related to the skills of advisors and managers of advisory services; iii) the governance mechanisms to steer the advisory services reveal the social relations between the stakeholders and influence the content of the advice; and iv) the funding mechanisms are pivotal in defining the rules of governance. From this analysis lessons are drawn in order to support advisory services.


Mouquet-Rivier C.,Montpellier University | Traore T.,GRET | Soma A.,GRET | Kabore C.,GRET | Treche S.,Montpellier University
Appetite | Year: 2016

Traditional fermented millet gruel is frequently eaten by children in Burkina Faso as a complementary food or for breakfast. The effects of gruel energy density and feeding style on intakes (amounts and energy) were assessed in children in Ouagadougou. Twenty-three young children (11 infants and 12 toddlers) were given two meals of gruel per day for two periods of 11 consecutive days, first, the traditional fermented gruel (TFG), and second, an improved high energy density fermented gruel (IFG). On the first 10 days of each period, the children were fed as usual, while on the 11th day, the mothers were asked to use encouraging feeding. Intakes of TFG and IFG were also measured once a day for nine days in 25 preschoolers (2-5 years-old). After adjustment for the subject effect, IFG intakes did not significantly differ from TFG intakes in the groups of infants and toddlers, meaning there was a significant increase in energy intakes, which almost doubled. Encouraging feeding increased TFG intakes in both age groups, but IFG intakes only increased in toddlers, whose energy intake tripled compared to that from TFG with the usual feeding style. In preschoolers, mean IFG intakes were lower than TFG intakes and there were no increase in mean energy intakes. Improving fermented gruel and training the mothers to encourage their young children during feeding are two possible strategies to improve food intakes, and hence to better satisfy the children's nutritional needs. © 2016 .


Pedregal V.D.,GRET | Ozcaglar-Toulouse N.,University of Lille Nord de France
International Journal of Consumer Studies | Year: 2011

Current statistics show that more than three out of four people in France have heard about fair trade. However, fair trade goods are purchased in significantly higher proportions by executive class people, individuals with a postgraduate education, urban dwellers and high-income earners. Why does not everybody purchase fair trade products? An important question follows: is fair trade not really fair for consumers? This paper seeks to gain deeper insight into what social features give rise to the consumption of fair trade goods using quantitative and qualitative data to verify the reasons for which fair trade goods are consumed by particular groups in society. It shows that the lack of access to information and financial resources can explain consumers' refusal to purchase fair trade products. But this explanation is incomplete, as the meaning given by consumers to their consumption appears to be a key-factor to understand their behaviour: refusing to buy fair trade goods can be a deliberate choice. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Karsenty A.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Vogel A.,GRET | Castell F.,GRET
Environmental Science and Policy | Year: 2014

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has become a central dimension of the contemporary international forest regime. The mechanism seeks to reward actors for keeping or restoring forests as a means to reduce carbon emissions. Carbon rights, here understood as title to carbon credits, have an odd status in the REDD+ debate. They are closely associated with the belief that REDD+ will generate (economic) "rents" - i.e. revenues exceeding the full cost of the corresponding effort - which means framing the discussion in terms of entitlement to revenues beyond mere financial compensations. We suggest that, in an "ideal" REDD+ scheme, the possibility of obtaining rents in REDD+ would be very limited. In the real world, rent could be created by strategic behaviours by setting a reference emission level (what would occur under a business-as-usual scenario) and by possible acceptance, for political reasons, of inappropriate rules such as being remunerated for the full stock of carbon. The carbon rights rhetoric leads to rent-seeking since remunerations could be disconnected from the active contribution to the production of emission reductions, which is a public good by nature. Another interpretation of carbon rights is the right to benefit from the sale of carbon credits, a framework within which what is at stake is sharing the benefits deriving from the human production and the sale of these benefits, a traditional social issue. In this case, we argue, the concept of carbon rights is useless and even misleading. Compensating for easements would be a more appropriate framework for designing incentive schemes such as payments for environmental services (PES). Reforming land tenure codes to allow individuals, families and communities to claim property or collective tenure rights on the land and the trees is the issue that matters in order to start tackling fairness in REDD+ and PES initiatives. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Traditional fermented millet gruel is frequently eaten by children in Burkina Faso as a complementary food or for breakfast. The effects of gruel energy density and feeding style on intakes (amounts and energy) were assessed in children in Ouagadougou. Twenty-three young children (11 infants and 12 toddlers) were given two meals of gruel per day for two periods of 11 consecutive days, first, the traditional fermented gruel (TFG), and second, an improved high energy density fermented gruel (IFG). On the first 10 days of each period, the children were fed as usual, while on the 11th day, the mothers were asked to use encouraging feeding. Intakes of TFG and IFG were also measured once a day for nine days in 25 preschoolers (2-5 years-old). After adjustment for the subject effect, IFG intakes did not significantly differ from TFG intakes in the groups of infants and toddlers, meaning there was a significant increase in energy intakes, which almost doubled. Encouraging feeding increased TFG intakes in both age groups, but IFG intakes only increased in toddlers, whose energy intake tripled compared to that from TFG with the usual feeding style. In preschoolers, mean IFG intakes were lower than TFG intakes and there were no increase in mean energy intakes. Improving fermented gruel and training the mothers to encourage their young children during feeding are two possible strategies to improve food intakes, and hence to better satisfy the childrens nutritional needs.

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