Listen To Members Of Lotus, Biscuits & More Play Pink Floyd Set As Electron

first_imgElectron made their two-night presence known at the Brooklyn Bowl last weekend. The jam-band, seriously-super-group is comprised of Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Tom Hamilton (American Babies, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits). With those four masters in the room, the weekend was anything but typical.Saturday night brought original Biscuits drummer Sammy “The. Dr.” Altman for a special sit-in, driving an inverted “Confrontation” into “Run Like Hell” (ending only) to close out the epic dance party that was the first set. The second half of the night brought the highly anticipated Pink Floyd “Fearless” set, catapulting off the vibes of the 1971 Meddle track and digging into classics like “Money,” which featured Sam Greenfield on saxophone, a lengthy “Dogs” > “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” > “Dogs” run, and of course, “Comfortably Numb.” Read L4LM’s full show review here.Thanks to audio-taper RichSteele, you can listen to the full set on and below:Setlist: Electron at Brooklyn Bowl, New York, NY – 3/12/16Set 1: Plan B, The City > Kamaole Sands > Rock Candy > Confrontation(1) >< Run Like Hell(1,2)Set 2: Breathe, Fearless, Money(3), Hey You, In The Flesh > Run Like Hell(4) > Dogs > Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) > Dogs, Comfortably Numb, Mother, Us & Them(3) > Any Colour You Like > Brain Damage > EclipseEncore: Little LaiNotes: 1 – with Sam Altman on drums2 – ending only3 – with Sam Greenfield on sax4 – dyslexic version(ended in Set 1, started in Set 2)All of set 2 features Justin Mazer on guitar/vocals.last_img read more

NY Governor: Child Victims Act Window Extended

first_imgImage via New York State Pool Feed Live Stream.POUGHKEEPSIE – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced during his daily briefing Friday that the Child Victims Act window for people to file claims of childhood sexual abuse is extended through Jan. 14, 2021.The Child Victims Act allows those who claim to be victims of child sex abuse one year to seek legal action in New York State.New York’s court system is no longer accepting Child Victims Act lawsuits due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s court system previously postponed all non-essential services and the Child Victims Act lawsuits were not listed as essential. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Full Casting Announced for Widowers’ Houses Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Widower’s Houses Show Closed This production ended its run on April 2, 2016 Full casting has been set for Widowers’ Houses, the first play ever written by George Bernard Shaw, off-Broadway. Directed by David Staller, the production will play a limited engagement March 1 through April 2, with opening night scheduled for March 13 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre.The company will include Jeremy Beck (The Cocktail Party) as Dr. Harry Trench, Jonathan Hadley (Rothschild & Sons) as William De Burgh Cokane, Hanna Cheek (The Persians…a comedy about war with five songs) as Waitress and Annie, Terry Layman (Cat On a Hot Tin Roof) as Sartoius, Talene Monahon (The Wild Party) as Blanche Sartorius and John Plumpis (The Man Who Had All the Luck) as Lickcheese.In Shaw’s debut play—written during his time as an arts journalist in response to a dare by a fellow critic—a young man discovers an unsavory truth about his family-to-be, and is faced with choosing between his love and his ideals.Widowers’ Houses will feature scenic design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Peter West, costume design by Barbara A. Bell, sound design by Toby Jaguar Algya and prop design by Lytza Colon.center_img Jeremy Beck & Jonathan Hadley(Photo by Celine Rosenthal) View Commentslast_img read more

CFPB proposes new category of QMs

first_img continue reading » The CFPB Tuesday issued a proposed rule to create a new category of seasoned qualified mortgages (QM). Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger announced the proposal during Tuesday’s Women in Housing and Finance event, which was attended by NAFCU.In a release, the bureau said the new category is meant “to encourage innovation and help ensure access to responsible, affordable loans in the mortgage credit market.”To qualify as a seasoned QM under the proposal, loans must be first-lien, fixed-rate covered transactions that have met certain performance requirements over a 36-month seasoning period. Covered transactions would also have to:be held on the creditor’s portfolio during the seasoning period; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

As death toll soars, UK finance minister warns economy could shrink by 30% : Report

first_imgBritain’s finance minister has told colleagues the economy could shrink by up to 30% this quarter because of the coronavirus lockdown, a newspaper reported, as the soaring death toll gave little hope restrictions would soon be lifted.The number of COVID-19 deaths in hospitals across the United Kingdom has passed 10,000 and a senior scientific adviser to the government has said the country risked becoming the worst-hit in Europe.The government has had to defend its response to the outbreak, with complaints of insufficient testing, a dearth of protective kit for medics and questions about whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson was too slow to impose a lockdown. With foreign minister Dominic Raab deputizing for him, but without the full authority of a prime minister, the government faced excruciating trade-offs between the needs of the health service and of the economy, with national morale also at stake.The Times newspaper reported that Rishi Sunak, the finance minister, had discussed with colleagues the possibility that Gross Domestic Product would shrink by 25 to 30 percent between April and June.A Treasury spokesman declined to comment on the report.Citing unnamed ministers, the Times reported that Sunak and others were pushing for social distancing measures to be relaxed for the sake of the economy, while others were resisting because of the risk of exacerbating the coronavirus outbreak.A review of the current measures, which have been in place since March 23, is scheduled to take place this week. The government is widely expected to extend them.Slow delivery The Treasury said in a statement that its emergency funding for public services now totaled 14 billion pounds ($17 billion), up from 5 billion pounds announced in Sunak’s annual budget before the lockdown was imposed.That includes funding for the National Health Service and for local authorities, who provide social care for elderly people.The Treasury spokesman said the figure of 14 billion pounds included some new funding and some previously announced, and represented a tally of everything that had been decided so far.”Our public services and its incredible workers are working with immense resolve and skill to keep us safe,” Sunak was quoted as saying in the statement.”We depend on them, which is why we are doing everything we can to provide our NHS, local authorities and others, with the resources and tools they need to tackle the virus.”Working in tandem, the Treasury and the Bank of England have announced a package of measures to stop the economy and labour market from collapsing, but there have been complaints that delivery is slow and patchy.Business minister Alok Sharma has said that 4,200 small and medium-sized businesses had received rescue loans as part of the government’s coronavirus business interruption loan scheme, out of a total of 300,000 firms that have made inquiries about it.When it was put to him during a BBC interview on Sunday that the firms that had received financing represented just 1.4% of those seeking help, he did not dispute that figure.Announced nearly three weeks ago by Sunak, the scheme is designed to help small and medium firms with loans of up to 5 million pounds each.Ed Miliband, the opposition Labor Party’s newly appointed business policy chief, said the government should overhaul the scheme and underwrite 100% of smaller loans.”The risk of doing too little too slowly is much greater than the risk of doing too much, too quickly,” he said on Twitter.  Johnson was starting his convalescence from the disease at his country residence on Monday after leaving hospital the previous day, with no clarity on when he would return to work.In a deeply personal video message posted on Twitter shortly after he was discharged from St Thomas’ Hospital, where he had spent a week including three nights in intensive care, Johnson said “things could have gone either way” for him.He thanked the public for adhering to strict social distancing measures, saying their efforts were worth it and had created a “human shield” around the state-run health service by reducing the spread of the new coronavirus.While there was widespread sympathy for Johnson across the political spectrum over his illness, the upbeat tone of his message could not disguise the gravity of the choices now facing his government while he is away from his desk.center_img Topics :last_img read more

40,000 Swiss companies to rethink pension plans as AXA restructures

first_imgThe full-service package meant the provider took on all the risks, including longevity, regulation, returns and guarantees.In semi-autonomous solutions the insurer continues to cover longevity risk and reporting, but some of the investment risk is unloaded to the companies. This means the portfolios can take higher risks and increase potential returns, but companies may have to top-up the pension plan if there is a shortfall.AXA said it would pay for an 11% buffer for the new semi-autonomous portfolio.“It is a one time opportunity for SMEs to start [their] pension plan with a 111% funding level,” Roger Ehrensberger, senior manager at PwC Switzerland, told IPE.In total, AXA has offered CHF3.5bn in buffers to be shared among the clients that opt for the semi-autonomous solution.However, Ehrensberger pointed out that AXA had not yet disclosed the conditions linked to this offer, which might include contractual commitments.Future of VollversicherungenAffected clients could switch to one of five other providers of full-service solutions still in the market. The largest, Swiss Life, confirmed in a press release this week that it would continue to offer full-service packages.In a statement announcing its decision, AXA said it exited the market because demand for Vollversicherungen had waned – but Ehrensberger argued that the regulatory framework had also likely played a part in the decision.“The reform package Altersvorsorge 2020 that was rejected last September would have included measures to help insurers offering these Vollversicherungen,” he said.One problem insurers faced when offering full guarantees on returns and pension pay-out levels was that they were forced to invest a major part of their portfolio in fixed income.In the new pension portfolios AXA can increase its equity exposure from under 4% to 30%.“It might be the right market environment to switch to a new pension solution with a lower bond exposure but there is no one-size-fits-all solution,” Ehrensberger said.In addition, he argued that there would still be a market for full-service solutions, especially for SMEs with a larger share of retirees or older employees. The second largest insurance provider of occupational pension plans in Switzerland has changed its business model to rid itself of risky return guarantees.AXA Switzerland has told 40,000 small and medium sized business (SME) clients that it would no longer offer a full-service occupational pension plan with guarantees – known as a Vollversicherung.In total decision affects 400,000 employees and retirees and CHF31bn (€26.1bn) in accrued assets.Instead, AXA said it would change the contracts into what it called “semi-autonomous solutions”, or “teilautonome Lösungen”.last_img read more

Gold Coast suburb tops the list of real estate heavy hitter John McGrath’s areas to watch

first_imgA Gold Coast suburb has made John McGrath’s top picks in Queensland.A SURGE in apartment prices has earned one Gold Coast suburb a mention on the state’s list of top locations to watch.Broadbeach Waters was John McGrath’s top pick of Queensland suburbs, revealed in the latest McGrath Report 2020.He said the “bridesmaid to Broadbeach” was outshining its beachfront counterpart in terms of apartment price growth. John McGrath“Broadbeach Waters is benefiting from the ripple effect with a 15.2 per cent rise in apartment prices to a median $501,250 in the 12 months to June 30 compared to just a 1.9 per cent gain to $530,000 in Broadbeach,” he said.“Buyers might not get beachfront living but they can buy canal-front just a few blocks away from the surf with plenty of local restaurants, bike paths for families and a nearby rainforest walk.” MORE NEWS: How to decipher Tinder-style property listings While the suburb recorded significant price growth during the period, CoreLogic data shows it was based on 49 sales whereas Broadbeach’s median was based on 342.Kollosche agent Jamie Harrison warned the data wasn’t so black and white.He said villas and duplexes were likely classified as apartments because most of the properties on offer in the suburb were houses, and many of those have sold more than $1 million. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhen is the best time to sell or buy? Property cycles explained02:13 MORE NEWS: The Coast’s most popular suburbs “A few of those might be strongly influencing the overall median,” he said.However, he agreed that many people did prefer Broadbeach’s quieter neighbouring suburbs.“There are a lot of people want to buy close to Broadbeach but don’t want to be right in the heart of it,” he said.“I think a lot of people like the idea of proximity but don’t want to be in a 30-storey tower.”He said a few smaller boutique apartments on the verge of Broadbeach were much more appealing to some buyers.Other suburbs on Mr McGrath’s list of top picks were Oxley, Hendra, Chermside West and Gordon Park.last_img read more

Golar LNG closes FLNG Hilli Episeyo post acceptance financing

first_imgImage courtesy of Golar LNGGolar LNG said it has closed the FLNG Hilli Episeyo post acceptance debt financing, after repaying a $640 million construction financing and drawing down $960 million lease financing by CDDC Leasing.The company noted in its statement that after the closing, the company received an additional $320 million of liquidity.The net increase in liquidity to Golar after settling remaining Hilli Episeyo capital commitments as well as amounts due to minority (10.89 percent) shareholders Keppel and Black and Veatch as a result of the drawdown down, is expected to be approximately $200 million.The drop down of 50 percent of the base tolling income to Golar LNG Partners is expected to be concluded shortly, Golar LNG said.Following the financing close, Golar’s CEO Iain Ross said that, in addition to the closing of the Sergipe financing in April, the company’s “major capital commitments are fully funded.”The only exception is the FSRU Nanook which has a 25-year charter and on which financing discussions are well advanced.last_img read more

Lasting IQ harm from teen dope use

first_imgNZ Herald 28 Aug 2012The persistent use of cannabis before age 18 has been linked to lasting harm to intelligence, according to a large study.Analysis of more than 1000 New Zealanders found those who took up cannabis in adolescence and used it for years afterwards experienced an average decline in IQ of eight points when measured at age 13 and 38.People who did not begin using cannabis until they were adults, with fully formed brains, did not show the same declines.Experts here and abroad say the findings are significant and could offer some explanation for the “teenage stoner” stereotype.Lead researcher Madeline Meier of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, said quitting cannabis later in life did not appear to reverse the loss of intelligence.Higher IQ correlated with higher education and income and better health, she said.“Somebody who loses eight IQ points as an adolescent may be disadvantaged compared to their same-age peers for years to come.”The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined individuals in the Dunedin Cohort study, which has followed 1037 people born in 1972-73 in Dunedin from birth. read more