This past May, Elephant Revival was invited to headline the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time, with support from Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Rising Appalachia, David Block, and the Human Experience. The quintet from Nederland, Colorado more than rose to the occasion, selling out the close to ten-thousand seat venue for their debut there and putting on a magical night of music in the most infamous venue of their home state.Coming off of their collaboration with the Colorado Symphony earlier this month, Elephant Revival announced that they would be returning to Red Rocks on May 21st, 2017, much to the delight of fans who are eager to see them return to the sacred outdoor space. The genre-defying ensemble will be joined by The Oh Hellos and Mandolin Orange, two folk duos hailing from Texas and North Carolina, respectively. Today, pre-sale tickets became available for Elephant Revival’s second return to Red Rocks. Join the group’s mailing list here to access the presale password for tickets to the event.For a taste of what to expect, check out this rendition of “Rogue River” from their performance at Red Rocks in 2014, when they played as support for DeVotchKa and Gregory Alan Isakov.
Today, Connecticut-based funk-fusion outfit Kung Fu has announced a 2019 winter tour. The 11-city swing will keep the band—comprised of guitarist Tim Palmieri, saxophonist Rob Somerville, bassist Chris DeAngelis, keyboardist Beau Sasser, and drummer Adrian Tramontano—on the road throughout the first two months of the year.The tour will begin on January 10th with a performance at Killington, VT’s Pickle Barrel before continuing to Albany NY (1/11) and Manchester, NH (1/12). The following weekend, Kung Fu will head south for a three-night run at Key West, FL’s Green Parrot. From there, the band will mount a three-night, three city run through Stanhope, NJ (1/31); Syracuse, NY (2/1); and Mount Snow, VT (2/2) before heading to Harrisburg, PA (2/8) and Brooklyn, NY (2/9) the next weekend. Finally, Kung Fu will round out their tour with a performance at Baltimore, MD’s 8×10 on March 1st.Before they get to their newly announced tour, Kung Fu still has plenty on their schedule to keep them busy through the last few weeks of 2018 including a number of Florida dates, a hometown show at New Haven’s Toad’s Place (12/21), and a four-night, three-city run leading up to New Year’s Eve. For more information on Kung Fu’s upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, raised a record $1.4 million in support of the theater’s artistic, community, and education programs at its annual fundraising gala held April 1. More than 500 guests attended the event at the Boch Center Wang Theatre that celebrated Paulus’ 10th anniversary season and honored Harvard President Emerita Drew Faust with the theater’s Angel Award.Faust dedicated much of her tenure as president to developing a more vibrant arts culture at Harvard. At the gala, she was recognized for elevating the role of the arts on the University’s campus and beyond.“I’ve seen how the arts can bring us together around issues that seem impossible to resolve,” Faust said in accepting the award. “It is my hope that what we do at Harvard in the arts and in theater will somehow be an inspiration, a model, a contagion for the rest of the world.”Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus (left) and Harvard President Emerita Drew Faust. Faust received the A.R.T. Angel Award at the gala. Photo by GretjenHelene.com“How lucky I was to arrive at the A.R.T. when you were president,” Paulus said to Faust. “You have been a mentor, and a guiding light for me for the past 10 years.”Paulus also acknowledged the A.R.T.’s Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors; Terrie and Bradley Bloom; Harvard partners President Larry Bacow, Provost Alan Garber, Dean Nitin Noria, Joe O’Donnell; and David and Stacey Goel.“I am humbled by the support in this room for this theater, our mission, and my journey here,” said Paulus. “Thank you so much for coming out this evening to celebrate this theater, Harvard University, and the arts.”Gala co-chairs were RoAnn Costin, Fay and Bill Shutzer, and Lis Tarlow and Steve Kay.The evening began with a performance by from The Gershwins’ “Porgy & Bess” by Sumayya Ali (“The Black Clown,” The Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess”), who was followed by Desi Oakley (“Waitress” national tour), Betsy Wolfe (“Waitress” on Broadway), and Elizabeth Stanley (“Jagged Little Pill” at the A.R.T. and on Broadway this fall) who surprised Paulus and the audience with music from “Waitress” and “Jagged Little Pill,” two world premiere musicals that were developed and premiered at the A.R.T. Davóne Tines and members of the cast of “The Black Clown” — also developed and premiered at the A.R.T. — performed two songs that brought the audience to their feet.The gala’s live auction included packages to see the New York premiere of “The Black Clown” at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival; a private dinner with Gloria Steinem and Paulus before the opening night of A.R.T.’s 2019-20 production of “Gloria: A Life”; tickets to “Network” on Broadway and a meet-and-greet with Bryan Cranston (“All the Way”); and a “Jagged Little Pill” Broadway opening night experience.
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),This Goes to Show you How Corrupt, The Buffalo Police are & The People as well to Support someone who Shoved an elderly Man to the Ground..I understand that the safety of the response team ,but c,mon..Use Some Common sense here ! What Damage Could he have Done to this Man! It’ Went VIRAL..they Will make an Example! Sorry !,Is this the entire video?? I heard that there was more prior to what we have seen that includes the man defying what he was told to do. Doesn’t make it right that he was pushed to the ground but if there is more video, let’s see it.,Unless he hit them or had a gun there was no excuse I don’t get you people who think like this Aaron Torgalski (left) and Robert McCabe (right).BUFFALO – Two Buffalo Police officers plead not guilty to second-degree assault after allegedly shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground during a protest this week.A crowd of fellow police officers and supporters cheered outside the courthouse Saturday as Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski walked out.Both were suspended after video surfaced of them shoving the man to the ground, causing his head to bleed. The incident happened after curfew during a Black Lives Matter protest outside city hall.While some have called for the police officers to be fired, McCabe and Torgalski remain suspended without pay. Both face a felony hearing July 20, due to the age of the man. They were released without bond. New York Governor Cuomo said he was sick to his stomach when he saw the incident on video.Over 50 officers resigned from the emergency response team on Friday.Buffalo’s Mayor Byron Brown said that’s because they felt pressured by the police union.
After the information was verified, it was decided that the former guerrilla would be integrated into the Program of Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized, headed by the National Government. A 22-year-old woman known as ‘Alicia’ or ‘La Gomela’, who was a member of the FARC’s 42nd Manuel Cepeda Vargas Company, voluntarily surrendered to authorities during a military search and control operation conducted by the 20th Airborne Infantry Battalion General Manuel Roerga Serviez on September 10 in the urban areas of Villavicencio (Meta department). The surrender was made at the Andes municipality, where soldiers from the 4th Brigade received the guerrilla, who confessed that he was a member of the FARC’s ‘José Antonio Galán’ group. Brigadier General Emilio Enrique Torres Ariza, 7th Brigade Commander, ratified that FARC members were invited to appear voluntarily at military units of the jurisdiction and enroll in the government’s Program of Humanitarian Attention to the Demobilized. So far in 2013, 28 FARC members have voluntarily appeared before the authorities, and have stated that the military offensive operations conducted by the 7th Brigade against the FARC, the demobilization campaigns and the abuse that FARC leaders perpetrated against their subordinates, were decisive factors in leading them to escape from this illegal armed group and start a new life with their families. By Dialogo September 16, 2013 In a separate instance, another FARC member, who was involved in criminal activity in Antioquia department, escaped from his terrorist cell and voluntarily surrendered to military units in the area, stating he was willing to return to a life of freedom.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The auto loan industry is massive and chances are that if you are a financial institution, you are also in the auto loan lending game. For the first time in first-quarter history, open auto loans have surged past $1 trillion per market research firm, Experian Automotive. Due to their findings, they have advised lenders to “keep a close eye on delinquency trends to ensure the market remains healthy.” Should consumers keep making timely monthly payments, the market has a greater chance of maintaining affordable financing options. While auto loans can offer profitability for a financial institution, there are also some downfalls and risk when it comes to the lending industry. In recent years, the auto-loan industry has seen a rise in delinquencies. And, of course, this is never a good thing for financial institutions.When borrowers can’t afford to or don’t make their auto loan payments on time, it can take a toll on a lender’s bottom line. According to the Q4 2016 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion, the auto delinquency rate reached 1.44% to close 2016, a 13.4% increase from 1.27% in Q4 2015. Auto delinquency is at its highest level since the Q4 2009 reading of 1.59%. But, these trends are not limited to the auto industry; delinquencies are on the uptick when it comes to credit cards as well. So, what does this mean for financial institutions? It means that no matter how diligent or conservative your lending practices may be, it is inevitable that some borrowers will default on their loans. continue reading »
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Local veterinarian offices are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, making sure operations are safe for you and your furry friends. “We’re still doing as much as we can with the time it takes to get it done this way,” said Dr. Wittner. As for whether or not she was worried about her veterinary clinic being shut down, Dr. Wittner says “I was really not worried that veterinarians weren’t going to be able to function, because this is a needed service.” Dr. Wittner says overall numbers may be down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but she has noticed a new trend. Veterinarian and co-owner Diane Wittner says the process may take longer, but it’s an effective measure to keep business going. “We’re trying to reserve supplies for non-elective things only, rather than elective,” said Wittner. “In some ways, we’re seeing more illness, injuries, disease states because I think with people home they’re actually noticing it more.” Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care in Binghamton is offering drive-up services, so your pet can be cared for without you having to leave the car. Dr. Wittner and her fellow employees ask that if you have recently felt sick, or have been exposed to someone who was sick, you have someone else drop off your pet. So if your pet is feeling rough, these services are readily available. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. For now, Fur and Feather Veterinary Care is only seeing injured, sick or emergency patients. “They [customers] pull into the lot and call our office number, one of our assistants will go out to the car to collect the patient, we take wet wipes with us. After our exam we can get on the phone, can talk to people about what we found and what we would recommend,” said Dr. Wittner.
For more information, visit their website. VESTAL (WBNG) — Matthews Subaru donated $5567 to Meals on Wheels of Western Broome as a part of their annual “Share the Love” event. Meals on Wheels of Western Broome provides meals and daily contact to older adults and individuals in need. Meals on Wheels America supports more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country and is the oldest and largest national organization to do so. The goal of Meals on Wheels is to address senior isolation and hunger. The organization has over two million staff members and volunteers. Matthews Subaru has donated to Meals on Wheels for the past 11 years along with three other charitable partners. From November 2019 to January 2020, Subaru donated $250 for every new vehicle sold to the customer’s choice of participating charity.
The authority projected that 7.8 million borrowers might apply for the restructuring worth Rp 1.11 quadrillion at 110 banks.Sunarso, the president director of state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), which has restructured loans of 1.4 million MSMEs totaling Rp 101 trillion as of April, conceded that the program would affect its revenues and liquidity. He expressed hope that the government’s fund placement could help relieve the bank’s liquidity problems this year.Banks had agreed to sell Rp 43.9 trillion worth of their government bonds to the central bank, Perry noted, adding that their liquidity remained “ample” to support economic recovery.Fitch Ratings director for banks Gary Hannify also told The Jakarta Post recently that the country’s 12-largest banks had ample liquidity as reflected in the liquidity coverage ratio of about 180 percent at the end of 2019.“We believe that lower loan growth together with various relief measures introduced by the central bank should help mitigate any potential pressure on funding and liquidity as a result of the coronavirus,” he said. “We expect these ratios to continue to be maintained with a satisfactory buffer throughout 2020.”BI has lowered the reserve requirement ratio (GWM) for banks that provide loans to export-import companies, small and medium businesses, and other prioritized sectors to provide more liquidity. The policy was expected to boost the banks’ liquidity by Rp 117.8 trillion.The central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 4.5 percent on Tuesday as it sought to maintain financial system stability over boosting higher economic growth.It also announced purchases worth Rp 22.8 trillion in government bonds in the primary market as of May 14 and planned to buy an estimated Rp 150 trillion with lower yields than the market rate to help finance its economic recovery program.“We are committed to supporting the government in financing the fiscal deficit and we are willing to share the burden of economic recovery,” Perry assured.Topics : “Overall, banks still have a lot of government bonds they can [use as underlying assets in] repos with the central bank in order to meet their liquidity needs for MSMEs’ credit restructuring,” Perry told reporters in a livestreamed news conference.“Only a small number of banks own very few bonds and thus the government’s needs for fund placement will be very small,” he added.The government has allocated Rp 87.59 trillion for fund placements in certain banks to support the MSMEs loan restructuring program. The fund placement is a part of the government’s national economic recovery (PEN) program worth a total of Rp 641.17 trillion to soften the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses as well as state-owned enterprises (SOEs).The loan restructuring program is regulated in Financial Services Authority (OJK) Regulation No. 11/2020, which instructs financial institutions to provide relief for debtors affected by the pandemic. According to OJK data revealed earlier this month, 88 banks have provided 3.88 million borrowers with loan restructuring worth Rp 336.97 trillion. Bank Indonesia (BI) will help provide liquidity for local banks involved in a credit restructuring program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a part of its efforts to support the country’s economic recovery.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said Tuesday that banks could use sovereign debt papers they held as underlying assets for repurchase agreements (repo) with the central bank to get fresh funds.Indonesian banks owned Rp 886 trillion (US$59.77 billion) in government bonds and could transact Rp 563.6 trillion worth with the central bank should they need liquidity. The remaining Rp 330.2 trillion is reserved for banks to maintain their liquidity needs.
The home at 14 Payne St, Clontarf.A SOLID three-bedroom home has sold before auction in Clontarf as the spring selling season kicks off in the area.Marketing agent Jonathan Gordon of Ray White Redcliffe said 14 Payne St sold for $463,700 in the first week it was marketed. “It sold to investors who saw it online and thought it was just what they were looking for — a solid brick and tile property,” he said. “The home attracted a lot of interest. We had about 11 inspections in the first week. “Interest was driven by a combination of the property being a good, solid house, which represented a solid investment, and also the timing. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home at 14 Payne St, Clontarf.“The spring selling season is upon us now and things are starting to heat up.”Mr Gordon said buyers were an even mix of investors and owner-occupiers. “It had a good sized yard and was a good size internally, which appealed to families,” he said. The local agent said the Clontarf market was performing well. “It’s a really good area because it’s so close to the bridge for those who work off the Peninsula,” he said. “The whole area is growing a lot and more people are moving to the area.”