NYU professor leads talk on persona of Frank Sinatra

first_imgThe Notre Dame department of Film, Television and Theatre hosted professor of cinema studies Dana Polan of New York University on Tuesday night for a talk on singer and actor Frank Sinatra, whom Polan called an American entertainment icon, particularly after World War II.The talk, titled “Ring-a-ding-ding: Performance Styles in the Movies and Music of Frank Sinatra,” took place at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and was followed by a screening of the 1955 Sinatra film “Young at Heart.” The department of American Studies and the Gender Studies and Teaching Beyond the Classroom programs also sponsored the event. Jack Lyons | The Observer Dana Polan, a New York University professor, uses scenes from Frank SInatra’s films to facilitate a discussion on his persona before a screening of the 1955 film “Young at Heart” on Tuesday.The visit by Polan overlapped with “Sinatra,” a class Film, Television and Theatre professor Pam Wojcik is teaching this semester.Polan discussed the “voyeuristic” nature of film throughout his lecture, touching on the saying, “You’re watching something that’s for you, but is pretending you’re not really there.”Few stars did this better than Sinatra, Polan said.Polan used multiple clips of the star exhibiting what he called a “confrontational” style, where a confident Sinatra establishes a bond with an audience that “avowed how he seemed to be singing personally to each audience member,” Polan said.However, Polan said this manner of “force strutting and swagger,” which appeared in Sinatra’s more energetic swing tunes, was only one side of the Sinatra coin. Polan also touched on the other side; he noted that, while Sinatra’s ballads addressed the singer himself, the performance still existed for the purpose of the audience.In addition to his ability to cross emotions in his performance, both Polan and Wojcik said they studied Sinatra for his ability to cross media.While known primarily as a singer, Sinatra’s acting career earned praises from critics and audiences alike. Appearing alongside the method actors of the 1950s, the untrained Sinatra channeled his abilities to become what Wojcik called a “method singer” to portray his complex characters.“There’s a virtuosic performance of vulnerability,” Wojcik said in an interview. “He’s broken in so many ways that I think are surprising if you just think of him as a singer.”Despite his vulnerability, Sinatra existed as an icon of masculinity in 1950s American culture, Polan said.“The person who would want to be Elvis is an Elvis impersonator, whereas the person who wants to be Sinatra is every American in the postwar period,” Polan said.For Polan, who is authoring a book on the legendary Sinatra album “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers” with Sinatra scholar Chuck Granata, Sinatra’s performance resonates even today from his ability to captivate an audience while making it appear natural at the same time.“Part of his power is that it doesn’t seem studied, it doesn’t seem mannered, it seems like who he is, even if it is a performance,” Polan said.Tags: Browning Cinema, dana polan, Department of Film Television and Theatre, Frank Sinatralast_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgWeather: Fine; Track: GoodRace 1 1700 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman2 54.02. SIR RAJA BABA AChatrie 52.0 1 3/4L3. THE PROMISE LAND WHenry 51.5 3-1/2L4. COUNTER ATTACK SEllis 53.5 3 1/4LWIN: $60.00PLACE: $52.00, $58.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:46.3 Splits : 25.1, 49.0, 1:14.0, 1:39.3Winner : 3yo b colt – SORRENTINO – BEWARE BABYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $359.00 Ex: $324.00Trifecta: $360.00Race 2 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 52.0 5-1/2L3. NASDAQ PRINCESS OEdwards3 50.0 1/2L4. PARTY CITY KPowell 51.0 1-1/2LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $58.00, $60.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:28.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – GOOD CITIZENTrainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner: CARL ANDERSONBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $155.00 Ex: $300.00D/E: $158.00Superfecta: $3,133.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. LADY MARCIANNE PParchment 55.02. IDON’TKNOW HPottinger3 55.0 Neck*3. RAWALPINDI EXPRESS SEllis 55.0 10L4. DEPUTY HEADGIRL JPatterson3 55.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #6 OBEDIENCEWIN: $1642.00Final Time: 1:10.1 Splits : 24.3, 49.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – SHINING STAR – DANCING SALLYTrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner: DONOVAN PLUMMERBred by RALSTON FRAYQu: $2,478.00 Ex: $12,797.00D/E: $9,516.00Trifecta: $5,312.00Rolling Triple: $15,344.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 53.02. STORMONTHESEA AndrePowell4 51.0 2L3. BURNING MEDIC JErwin 55.0 6-1/2L4. TROPICALDEPRESSION HPottinger3 52.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #6 TECHNOCAT, #7 COURT CALLWIN: $119.00PLACE: $63.00, $94.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.1 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:14.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : NOEL FREEMAN Owner : S.A.C.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $398.00 Ex: $715.00D/E: $11,582.00 (5-7) $823.00Superfecta: $756.00Rolling Triple: $25,770.00Race 5 1300 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. ST. BERNARD WHenry 56.02. SPORTING CLAY HPottinger3 51.0 1-1/4L3. REIGN OVER ALL RWilson 53.5 1-1/44. EL CLIENTE OWalker 54.0 2-1/4LWIN: $171.00PLACE: $120.00, $200.00, $172.00Final Time : 1:22.0 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, 1:14.3Winner : 7yo ch horse – TRACKING – LUVABLETrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner: MODERN CONNECTIONBred by ERIC MARTINQu: $2,197.00 Exacta: $3,139.00D/E: $387.00Superfecta: $84,321.00Rolling Triple: $135,595.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)*1. URBAN PRINCIPAL OEdwards3 51.02. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 54.0 2L3. DUSSELDORF SEllis 54.0 Sh.Head4. CREEDENCE JInnis3 51.0 7L5. TOP EAGLE RLahoe 54.0 17/1 4L6. RED DREAD PParchment 53.5 99/1 3/4LWIN: $98.00PLACE: $59.00, $78.00, $63.00Final Time : 1:20.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:13.2Winner : 3yo b colt – URBAN KING – LADY ARGYLLTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : PATRICK LYNCHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $261.00 Ex: $319.00D/E: $371.00Trifecta: $189.00Hit-6 carry-over: $115,277.50Rolling Triple: $987.00Pick-4: $50,052.00Super-6: $41,639.20Race 7 1400 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)NB4YO(NW4)1. DRIPPING IN GOLD OWalker 56.02. RAS EMANUEL RHalledeen 56.0 3/4L3. ITALIANO OEdwards3 51.0 4/1 1-1/2L4. LADY BELRIDGE OMullings 52.0 4LWIN: $191.00PLACE: $90.00, $62.00, $114.00Final Time : 1:25.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2Winner : 4yo gr colt – LIQUIDITY – GOLDEN OLYMPIOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA & BRUCE LEVYBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $505.00 Ex: $707.00D/E: $411.00Superfecta: $6,709.00Rolling Triple: $1,878.00Race8 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)1. DIRECTOR DALEY HPottinger3 51.5*2. OK DUDE EMurray 54.0 Neck3. MR. LYNDHURST RWilson 54.0 Neck4. AIR MARSHALL JPatterson3 51.0 1/2L5. GUAVA GROUND RLahoe 54.0 3-1/4LLate scratch : #8 MEMORY OF TSWIN: $7,988.00PLACE: $699.00, $66.00, $160.00Final Time : 1:22.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, 1:14.2Winner : 3yo b colt – FILM DIRECTOR – THE FLYING BRIDETrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $17,511.00 Ex: $42,778.00D/E: $28,708.00Trifecta: $16,166.00Hi-5: $476,538.00Rolling Triple: $189,262.00REYNOLD “REN” GONZALVES MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 2000 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. TIMEFORARMS BebHarvey3 52.0 2/1*2. ORIGINAL TRAIN RHalledeen 53.0 2-3/4L3. KIRI DDawkins3 48.5 1L4. ROYAL VIBES OWalker 53.5 HeadWIN: $161.00PLACE: $94.0, $75.00, $265.00Final Time : 2:08.3 Splits : 24.3, 49.3, 1:14.0, 1:40.2Winner: 7yo b horse – TWILIGHT TIME – ARMSOFANANGELTrainer: FITZROY GLISPIE Owner: FITZROY GLISPIE & GARY G. LEE-SINBred by RENTALS & MORE LTD.Qu: $350.00 Ex: $701.00D/E: $34,609.00 (ALL-5) $106.00Superfecta: $11,993.00Rolling Triple: $135,310.00Race 10 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. TWO STEPS UP HPottinger3 51.02. NO MONEY FRIEND AChatrie 54.0 Head3. MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson3 45.0 4-3/4L4. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins3 53.0 Head5. SEAL THE DEAL LSteadman2 54.0 3LLate scratch : #12 KABRINAWIN: $362.00PLACE: $82.00, $245.00, $210.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.0, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – TRADITIONAL – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : O’NEIL MARKLAND Owner : O’NEIL MARKLANDBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,633.00 Ex: $5,556.00D/E: $1,564.00 (5-12) $161.00Trifecta: $11,403.00Hi-5 Carry-over: $134,878.25Rolling Triple: $449,439.00Pick-4: Carry-over : $539,493.50Super-6: $4,138.90 Carry-over : $1,576,935.75Pick-9: $6,076.50; $135.00 Carry-over: $1,446,640.60PlacePot 8: $14,228.00last_img read more

Been Having Those Hot Water Blues

first_imgConsidering going all electricThe heat-pump water heater was part of a strategy to eliminate my natural gas use. I had already installed minisplit heat pumps for space heating and cooling, so the only natural gas used is for water heating and cooking. I could have replaced my range with an induction unit and eliminated my natural gas connection altogether.Down here in coal-burning country, that seems like a poor decision in the climate change department, particularly since I have no solar exposure to take advantage of for PV panels. I can purchase green power from the local utility, which I will get around to doing sometime soon to assuage some of my guilt.The main reason for dumping natural gas was purely financial. Although we have low natural gas rates, the monthly base charges are pretty high, so although I use about $1.00 worth of gas a month, I end up with a bill of about $28.00 of recurring non-fuel charges. Pretty annoying.I could have used an electric tankless heater, but I have not heard many good stories about them, so I went with a gas tankless heater. The Rinnai unit I installed was mounted on the exterior of the bathroom wall, a bit closer than the old tank heater, but when I first used it I discovered that the start-up time allowed one half gallon of cold water through the line before any hot water arrived.I have learned a lot about hot water distribution from my friend Gary Klein, the guru of all things hot-water-related, so I discussed the situation with him and came up with a plan. A good plan, at least in theoryI installed a main hot water line that ran past the shower, lavatory, and laundry, and ended at the kitchen sink. That’s where I installed a Metlund demand pump with buttons to activate it in both the bathroom and kitchen.Between the heater and the shower, I had my plumber install a 3’ length of 2” pipe as a reservoir for hot and cold water to mix. Since the gas tankless heater always has the half gallon cold start, the intent of the reservoir was to buffer that cold water “slug” and avoid waiting for hot water at every use.All looked good until I took my first shower. I ran the demand pump to prime the hot water line. When the pump stopped, I turned on the shower and the water was hot within about 15 or 20 seconds, wasting about 6 or 7 cups of cold water – more than I wanted, but not terrible.Then about 30 seconds in, the water ran cold again for another 30 seconds. Although 30 seconds does not seem like a long time, when you are naked in the shower and the water turns cold, it sure seems like forever. RELATED ARTICLES GBA Encyclopedia: Hot-Water CirculationGBA Encyclopedia: Efficient supply layouts Hot Water Circulation LoopsWaiting for Hot WaterFixing a Hot-Water ProblemGetting Into Hot Water — Part 3Getting Into Hot Water — Part 4All About Water HeatersInefficient Hot Water Piping Layouts Waste Hot WaterProduct Guide: Taco Hot Water D’Mand System ARTICLES BY CARL SEVILLE Dealing With Cold Weather in Climate Zone 3Sticking With Spray Foam for My RenovationMaking Slow Progress on My RenovationFinally! Starting Construction At My Housecenter_img Time for some testing and investigationI ran the shower with and without the demand pump and checked the water temperature with an IR thermometer and a timer. Interestingly, hot water arrived at the shower in about the same amount of time whether or not I used the pump. The big difference that was without the pump, the water heater never turned off, avoiding the ramp-up time, keeping the water hot throughout the shower.Further discussions with Gary as well as Larry Acker at Metlund led us to the conclusion that the buffer reservoir I installed was both too close to the shower and not large enough to balance out the water temperature. The demand pump works well when running the dishwasher or when I need hot water at the sink, but it just isn’t doing much for the shower at all. If the distance between the water heater and the shower was longer, and the reservoir larger, it probably would have done a better job managing the temperature.Had I purchased a tankless heater with an internal buffer tank, I probably would have avoided the cold water slug issue entirely, and in my endless quest to waste money on my house, I may consider swapping out heaters and seeing if the demand pump works better. But for now, I will just waste a bit of cold water when I take my showers and only use my pump for my kitchen. Another lesson learned. As part of my renovation project, I needed to move the water heater out of its location in a below-grade recess in my crawl space that I was filling in to eliminate the need for a sump pump to get rid of water that collected. When considering the best type of new water heater, I considered both heat-pump water heaters and tankless heaters.One thing I like about heat-pump heaters is their dehumidification capabilities, but after some discussion with others who have installed them, I determined that the amount of hot water I use would not cause the heater to run frequently enough to provide any significant amount of dehumidification. It would also have to be installed in my new storage room, which didn’t exist when I had to change heaters — a fact that would have required me to move out sooner than I planned.My next option was to install a tankless heater on the exterior of my house, right next to the bathroom. This was a task I could do before demolition started, allowing me to stay in the house through the first half of the renovation work.last_img read more

Jett Manuel leaves good impression in belated Ginebra debut

first_imgThe 24-year-old guard, however, couldn’t care any less for his stats. What stood out for him is the final score.“I’m just really happy that we got the win. We needed the win and coach has emphasized that we have to treat this game like its’ a playoff game, ’cause it’s a must-win for us,” he said. “So more than myself, I was just really happy that the team won. We’re getting back into it, and I hope this is the start of a better ending for the conference.”His first points in the PBA was a jumper from the left baseline and he didn’t even think about celebrating.“Get back on defense,” he said with a chuckle when asked what went through his mind when he made his first basket. “That’s what Coach Tim wants me to get a habit of, because he always tells me in practice that he’s forming habits for me. So when I made that shot, I wasn’t really thinking of anything spectacular. It’s just that ‘where’s my man?’”Manuel hopes to have made a good account of himself that it led to building Cone’s faith in him.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Ginebra guard Jett Manuel. PBA IMAGESIt took a while for Jett Manuel to make his PBA debut, but the Barangay Ginebra rookie certainly had a first game to remember.Manuel was inserted into the game 17 seconds left in the third quarter with the Gin Kings ahead by 28, 78-50, and went on to play for the rest of the game.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “All players want to play. We want to contribute. I’m not here to say that I’m gonna lift the franchise to another level or anything like that,” he said. “I’m happy where I am, and I’m just learning a lot as much as I can. So I’m hoping that this is the start that coach Tim trusts me that I can contribute in whatever way. Like I said, I just wanna stay ready.”Manuel, who was the last pick in the first round of the 2017 PBA Draft, may have established that trust that he would just have to nurture as he gets more opportunities along the way.“As you know, I’m not a guy that throw guys into the fire. They have to work their way up the ladder and he’s done a good job of working his way out,” Cone said. “So every time you go out and do something like that, as a young player, you build trust as you go out to play in big moments. So, it was a big moment for him this time.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Russian appeal hearings end with no immediate decision Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding But even in just limited time, Manuel was able to show flashes of brilliance, the same kind of display that made him a star as a University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon back in his collegiate days.Although the game was virtually over at the time Manuel checked in, Cone still took notice of his play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s nice to see Jet step out to get his debut and do well. We’ve been seeing that in practice what you saw today,” Cone said after the Gin Kings crushed the Picanto, 103-77.Manuel had eight points, including a rare four-point play that triggered a frenzied celebration from his teammates and Ginebra fans at Mall of Asia Arena, and two assists. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Growth of Indian sports goods industry dwindles, on verge of complete collapse

first_imgPutting finishing touches to footballs: Poor infrastructureFor an industry whose future rests on its lucrative export potential, the growth rate of the Indian sports goods industry has levelled off to an unimpressive canter.With the home market consuming a bare 15 per cent, bad infrastructural planning, lack of adequate export incentives from the Government and the adverse impact of inter-state politics on raw material procurement have cumulatively contributed to a situation where Indian exports, which stood at Rs 25 crore a decade ago, are currently targeted only at Rs 35 crore. While Jullundur, where 500 of the industry’s 700 units are located, has clearly come a long way since the partition split the flourishing Punjab industry asunder, the export statistics of leading competitor Pakistan stand in stark contrast. From 1978-79 to 1982-83, Pakistan’s exports have doubled from Rs 21.2 crore to Rs 45 crore.Said Anil Mehta, secretary, Sports Goods Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association: “Indian sports goods industry is on the verge of a complete collapse. The price of raw material has gone up 15 to 17 per cent over the last one year, besides its non-availability.The Pakistan Government’s recent fillip to the industry – cash incentive at 22 per cent of the value of the exports and duty drawback at 15 per cent – has made Indian products non-competitive in world markets.” Despite pleas from the industry, the Indian Government has continued to offer cash incentives of only 10 to 15 per cent, and duty drawbacks of a mere 3 to 5 per cent.The industry’s problems have been further compounded by the obstructionist attitudes of raw material supplying state governments. For example, the Jammu and Kashmir Government anxious to develop its own sports goods industry banned the export of willow, a monopoly produce vital for the manufacture of cricket bats and wickets, in 1976. While humidity in the valley makes the production of quality bats impossible, the modern automatic plant which Pioneer Sports set up near Srinagar continues to suffer idle capacity, while some units in Jammu have been sending only semi-finished handles to Jullundur.Though entrepreneurs continue to offer double the price that the local units are paying to an unrelenting state government, a flourishing smuggling pipeline has jacked up manufacturing costs. Said Prem Jain, a major exporter of cricketing equipment: “A free movement would cut down the price of bats by 10 per cent.”Indifferent Planning: Similarly in the case of hockey, while the increased popularity of the sport has brought with it a boom in the demand for hockey sticks, the mulberry they are made of has continued to be of a poorer quality compared to Pakistan’s due to lack of organised cultivation.Though the plains of Punjab are ideal for mulberry production and Pakistan grows fine mulberry on reserves in Changamanga near Lahore and in Faisalabad appeals to the Punjab Government to establish plantations on its sprawling canal banks have been of no avail.Consequently, a Pakistani stick fetches Rs 125 in the world market as compared to Rs 85 for an Indian one. Echoed Mehta: “Last year, Jullundur made four lakh sticks and earned Rs 1 crore and Pakistan earned Rs 2 crore with a little more than half that number.”The indifferent tale of infrastructural deficiency continues into leather, a major raw material for the manufacture of balls and boxing equipment. With the only government tannery nearly out of operation, it is first transported to Madras for tanning and finishing, and then used in Jullundur. Bemoaned exporter Prem Gupta: “Quality leather is our major headache. While the Government dilly-dallies, we are too small to set up our own tannery.” With a single order of Rs 60 lakh from K-mart, a US departmental store chain, Gupta is exporting footballs worth Rs 2.24 crore this year.Apportioning Blame: Nevertheless, the industry cannot escape all responsibility for its own plight. Commented industry veteran Dina Nath Mehta acidly: “There has been no effort at research and development. Why blame the Government alone when we have done nearly nothing. But for the skills of artisans, we would have not scored the present heights.”Mehta, a sport enthusiast, lamented that there had been no effort by the industry to popularise sport in the country. Said he: “Consider a country of India’s size consuming sports goods worth Rs 10 crore when it should be spending Rs 100 crore. No doubt the exports are good but what about the home market?”In addition, the profits of this business which is still organised as a cottage industry, are dependent on workers it has provided little incentives to. Except for a few units that have regular organised workers, 80 per cent of the manufacturing is handled by piece wage earners in dingy Jullundur bastis. Labour welfare efforts lack woefully and all benefits of fixed wage earners are denied to them. Lamented craftsman Parshotam Lal, 40: “In return for our skill and sweat, we get paltry wages which have dwindled in the last three years. While I was getting Rs 7 per football last year, I now get only Rs 5 – and I can only stitch a maximum of three daily.”For an industry which has, according to experts, an annual export potential of Rs 70 crore, besides creating a good home market, the portents are grim. The Jullundur branch of the Export Promotional Council has remained headless, despite the efforts of council chairman C. Venkatraman. Neither the Central nor the state Government has persuaded any officer to take up regional directorship of this body. Of this unconcern, the Asiad, for which most of the sporting equipment had to be imported from abroad, was only an acerbic reminder.last_img read more

60 million from federal carbon tax to go to green projects in

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is spending a portion of the proceeds of the carbon tax to fund green projects at schools in four provinces.The funding totals $60 million and will go to elementary and secondary schools in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says in Ottawa.Those four provinces are subject to the national carbon price because they do not have their own carbon-pricing systems that meet federal standards.The Liberals previously announced 90 per cent of the revenue from the carbon tax is going back to individuals through rebates on their income taxes.Ten per cent will go to schools, hospitals, small businesses and other institutions to help develop green projects.The schools are supposed to use the money for projects that reduce energy-related costs and greenhouse-gas emissions.The Canadian Presslast_img read more