New Orleans-based saxophonist Khris Royal has been busy! When he’s not touring with Rebelution or playing with George Porter Jr. & The Runnin’ Pardners, Royal has been hard at work with his own band, Dark Matter.Today, Dark Matter is set to release some brand new material! “After spending the past several years performing with Rebelution, George Porter Jr., The Meters and more, I’m excited to be releasing new music with Dark Matter,” says Khris. ” This is the first of many new songs to come!”The new single is called “Make You Dance,” and it just does that. This song is a real groove, and we’re excited to share it with you. Stream the new single below!This is quite the busy week for Khris, as he’ll be appearing on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night with Solange! Don’t miss this big performance and more from the talented saxophonist. You can find out all of Royal’s ongoing projects on his website.
Today, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced that he will support the forthcoming release of his new album, WARM, with a 2019 spring tour. The 11-song album is set to be released this Friday, November 30th via dBpm Records.Following his previously announced (and already sold-out) four-night stand at L.A.’s Largo at the Coronet Theatre during the first week of January, Jeff Tweedy will begin his 2019 solo swing on February 27th at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA and February 28th at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO.The tour will continue throughout the month of March, as Jeff Tweedy makes his way to Oklahoma City, OK (3/1); Dallas, TX (3/3); Austin, TX (3/4); Germantown, TN (3/7); Birmingham, AL (3/8); Macon, GA (3/9); Ponte Verde, FL (3/11); Tampa, FL (3/14); Fort Lauderdale, FL (3/15); Orlando, FL (3/17); Asheville, NC (3/19); Nashville, TN (3/20); and Indianapolis, IN (3/21). Finally, the tour will round out with a pair of Georgia shows in April including stops in Savannah (4/12) and Decatur (4/13).In addition to announcing his 2019 spring tour, Jeff Tweedy has shared a new music video for WARM single “I Know What It’s Like”. You can check out the new music video below:Jeff Tweedy – “I Know What It’s Like” [Official Music Video][Video: wilco]The new announcements and releases come in the wake of the release of Tweedy’s new memoirs, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording With Wilco, Etc., which he has been promoting via various channels over the last few weeks.Jeff Tweedy Performs On ‘The Late Show’ And Admits Embarrassing Lies With ColbertFor a full list of Jeff Tweedy’s upcoming solo tour dates, see below. For ticketing information, head here.Jeff Tweedy Upcoming Tour Dates01-03 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet Theatre01-04 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet Theatre01-06 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet Theatre01-07 Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet Theatre02-27 Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre %02-28 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant %03-01 Oklahoma City, OK – Page Woodson Theater %03-03 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre %03-04 Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre %03-07 Germantown, TN – Germantown Performing Arts Center %03-08 Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theatre %03-09 Macon, GA – Hargray Capitol Theatre %03-11 Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall @03-14 Tampa, FL – Tampa Theatre @03-15 Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Parker Playhouse @03-17 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live Theatre @03-19 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel @03-20 Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theater @03-21 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre @04-12 Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre for the Arts04-13 Decatur, GA – Amplify Decatur Music Festival% with Buck [email protected] with James ElkingtonView Upcoming Tour Dates[H/T Pitchfork]
HONG KONG (AP) — Prominent Hong Kong democracy advocate and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai has returned to court to contest an attempt by the government to keep him in jail while facing charges under a sweeping new national security law. No verdict was announced following the hearing Monday and Lai remains in custody. Lai was sent to the Court of Final Appeal in a prison van and entered through an inflatable tunnel as journalists sought to capture the scene. Lai was arrested last month in a sweep against pro-democracy activists accused over their involvement in 2019 anti-government protests. Lai was first refused bail, but released on appeal, leading to attacks on Hong Kong’s judiciary by the ruling Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily.
Colombia is ready to share efforts and personnel with neighboring countries in the fight against organized crime, Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera declared on 3 February, following a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, Robert Gates. “Despite the successes we’ve had, we can’t feel at ease; we feel that we also have a great deal to contribute. Just as in our most difficult moments we received cooperation, we’re now not only offering, but putting forward specific cooperation,” Rivera declared at a press conference. “It’s our obligation to talk about these issues. The United States is making a great effort; so are we,” he added. A total of fourteen Latin American countries, including Mexico and Central American nations, are being advised by Colombian military or police forces on security matters, the minister recalled. “We’ve been responding to requests from those countries, on a case-by-case basis, but now we want to do so with a plan that corresponds to a strategic logic, with a portfolio of capabilities, of services, that we can make available to other countries,” he said. Rivera’s visit to Washington, his first since becoming defense minister, is taking place as the U.S. Congress and the White House are launching a fierce debate about the 2011 budget. Colombia is the region’s largest recipient of U.S. security assistance, with more than six billion dollars received since Plan Colombia was activated in 2000. The Central American countries, however, suffering under an unprecedented wave of violence, are also demanding more aid from the United States for a regional plan. Mexico, for its part, signed the Mérida Initiative four years ago, for which Washington has budgeted around 1.3 billion dollars. Rivera characterized his meeting with Gates as “very warm,” although he nonetheless conveyed to Gates his “concern” about a possible cut in funds for Colombia. “I believe that it’s a shared aspiration that all this cooperation can be maintained with a more creative, more prolific dialogue, not only in our country but throughout the region,” he explained. By Dialogo February 07, 2011
continue reading » CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle discussed the credit union response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with a bipartisan group of House Financial Services Committee members Friday, including Ranking Member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) and Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.).During the meeting, Nussle shared concerns CUNA has heard from member credit unions about issues accessing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, including difficulties accessing the E-TRAN system. CUNA has written to the Treasury and SBA calling for resolution to these issues to increase credit union access.“Despite the pandemic and the issues rolling out certain relief measures, credit unions have been there for their members, which I was proud to share with House Financial Services Committee members during our conversation today,” Nussle said. “The average credit union PPP loan at around $64,000, compared to the national average of $300,000, shows that credit unions are getting needed funds to Main Street businesses, and I shared some inspiring examples I’ve heard from around the country.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“The PSSI executive committee meeting has named coach Indra as the new technical director. In the technical department, he will coordinate with Danurwindo,” PSSI chief Mochamad “Iwan Bule” Iriawan said in a statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.He went on to say that the new director was expecting busy months ahead, including in supervising the country’s talents trained overseas.Read also: New coach Shin to focus on Indonesian soccer players’ physical fitness”The job requires high mobility and full attention,” added the chief.In the national team, Iriawan said head coach Shin Tae-yong of South Korea would continue to be assisted by his countryman Kim Hae-won in collaboration with local coaches Nova Irianto and Alex Aldha Yudi, as well as goalkeeping coach Sahari Gultom.Iriawan thanked Danurwindo for his service in developing the country’s soccer talent.”Danurwindo is a senior coach. We need his wisdom; therefore, we have asked him to be the advisor. He is still with us,” he added. (nkn)Topics : The Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has appointed former national team manager Indra Sjafri as its technical director.Indra was the architect behind the Indonesian Under-19 squad’s victory at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Youth Championship in 2013 – in a 7-6 shootout against Vietnam – and the U-22 team’s triumph at the AFF U-22 Youth Championship in 2019 – beating Thailand 2-1.Indra takes the baton from Danurwindo, who takes on a new role as technical advisor for the association.
“China is guilty and freedom would be the solution,” he said.China’s Ambassador to Brazil, Yang Wanming, demanded an apology from the lawmaker “to the Chinese people” in a tweet written in Chinese and Portuguese.Brazil’s lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia hurriedly apologized on behalf of the chamber “for the thoughtless words of Eduardo Bolsonaro.”China’s embassy in Brasilia accused Bolsonaro of carrying on Trump’s animosity towards Beijing.”We are familiar with your irresponsible words. You imitate your dear (American) friends. On your return from Miami, you unfortunately caught a mental virus, which infected the friendship between our peoples,” the embassy said in a tweet. The junior Bolsonaro was part of the delegation that accompanied his father to Miami from March 7-10 on a visit to the United States, which included a dinner with Trump, who has repeatedly referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus.”China is Brazil’s leading trade partner, where it exports iron ore, beef and soybeans.Topics : The son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has joined US President Donald Trump in criticizing China over the spread of the coronavirus, prompting demands from Beijing for an apology.Eduardo Bolsonaro, a 35-year-old lawmaker, accused China on Tuesday of concealing information about the spread of COVID-19, saying the country’s actions were similar to what “the Soviet dictatorship” did during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.”Once again, a dictatorship preferred to hide something serious to avoid criticism, when it could have saved countless lives,” Bolsonaro’s third son on Twitter.
Inside the stunning home at 39 Cochrane St, Paddington.Paddington has seen a major renovating trend, with mum and dad investors especially keen to undertake block splitting, with many blocks in the area sitting around 405sq m. Mr Argent said block size had not fazed buyers at all given the suburb’s proximity to the CBD.Before this sale, the most expensive 405 sqm block sale price recorded in Paddington was $2.05m at 34 Wilden St in March last year, while 43 Wilden St sold for $2.2m in 2013. Three other properties sold between $2.1-2.15m at 43 Prince St, 96 Howard St and 107 Howard St in 2011. The Cochran St property was a Paddington cottage that was extensively renovated. 39 Cochrane St Paddington Brisbane before and after shots of this renovated home for saleA STUNNING renovation project has become the most expensive home sold in Paddington so far this year.The home at 39 Cochrane St went under contract for more than $2.5 million after four days on the market.At that price the 405sq m block was also the smallest residential property to fetch a price tag above $2.5 million in the suburb. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201939 Cochrane St, Paddington.Paddington hit the million-dollar median mark this year, according to CoreLogic data.The home, which was expected to settle on July 12, tapped into a rising market for finished inner-city homes, according to agent Daniel Argent of Urban Property Agents.It was part of “a growing trend among buyers towards smaller blocks as they look for a low-maintenance lifestyle”, with the hottest properties being renovated homes that combined indoor-outdoor living styles.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme’s (USS) aim to remove the role of strategic and detailed asset allocation from trustees’ responsibilities is nearing completion, as its internal manager looks to more delegated responsibilities.USS Investment Management (USSIM) was formed in 2011 and currently manages a range of in-house investments for the UK’s largest pension fund.USS, with £41.6bn (€51.2bn) in assets, has been looking to amend its investment governance structure to shift more execution to experts and away from its trustee board.Speaking at a National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) conference on governance, USS chief executive Bill Galvin said the fund had taken some investment governance ideas from Canadian and New Zealand pension funds. In conjunction with its 374 sponsoring employers, the trustees designed a reference investment portfolio, which Galvin said was a very simple construct delivering risk/return characteristics to meet benefit payments.“The reference portfolio is what is owned by the trustee board, and the implemented portfolio [will be] delegated to our investment management subsidiary, which, within the risk budget, tries to beat the anticipated returns at lower risk,” he told delegates.“What we have been working really hard on is delegation to the right level of the organisation, where experts are making decisions within clearly defined parameters.”He said the trustees’ investment sub-committee still owned the detailed strategic allocation but added that this would be passed on to USSIM, with the committee taking charge of the reference portfolio,“The critical thing is complete transparency about decision-making in the in-house asset manager, and that is overseen by the investment committee,” he said. “But the decisions are delegated.”Galvin became chief executive of USS in August 2013 after heading up the UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) from May 2010.He criticised the current legal requirements for UK pension trustees as “inadequate” and said the Trustee Toolkit – TPR’s qualification to sit on a trustee board – was fairly minimal in the context of EU legislation for fit and proper persons.The USS chief also questioned whether UK’s trustee boards had the range of capabilities required to run pension schemes in today’s environment.He said schemes’ focus for member and employer representation on trustee boards was a strange concept, and needed to be reinforced to focus more on capability, similar to some non-UK models.Without insight into member needs, Galvin said he found ”the issue of representation really challenging”.“It must be very difficult for someone put on a trustee board [to assume] they will represent members. How do you do that? How do you know? Do you assume what you want is what they want?”Galvin praised the Ontario Teachers’ fund, where trustee members all fit a jointly agreed job description between trade unions and sponsors.He said, with the growth of master trusts such as the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), where the trustee board is similar to Ontario, the idea could become more common.Galvin also praised the secondary Ontario body that manages negotiations over benefit structure and decisions that impact stakeholders.USS members, trade unions and employers have reached a stalemate in reforms to the benefit structure of the scheme.An employer move to change USS from final salary to career average has been met with opposition.Last week, unions agreed to negotiate and call off industrial action.
Share Share HealthLifestyle Double arm transplant for soldier by: – January 30, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 25 Views no discussions ‘One of my goals is to hand-cycle a marathon’The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant.Brendan Marrocco, 26, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009.He also received bone marrow from the deceased donor of his arms, a therapy intended to help his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication.His surgeon says it will take more than a year to know how fully Mr Marrocco will be able to use the new arms.“The maximum speed is an inch a month for nerve regeneration,” Dr W P Andrew Lee, who led the 13-hour surgery last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, told a news conference on Tuesday.Four other soldiers have lost all four limbs and survived since Mr Marrocco.‘Sky’s the limit’He said he did not know much about the donor but was “humbled by their gift”.His surgery was only the seventh double-hand or double-arm transplant ever done in the US.On Tuesday Mr Marrocco said he was looking forward to returning to driving and swimming after the transplant.“I just want to get the most out of these arms, and just as goals come up, knock them down and take it absolutely as far as I can,” Mr Marrocco said on Tuesday.While he has used prosthetic legs, the former soldier said he hated not having hands.“You talk with your hands. You do everything with your hands, basically, and when you don’t have that, you’re kind of lost for a while,” he said.Arm and hands prosthetics are generally not as advanced as those for feet and legs.While he continues physical therapy at Johns Hopkins and later at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, doctors are giving Mr Marrocco a good prognosis on the ultimate ability to use his new hands.“He’s a young man with a tremendous amount of hope, and he’s stubborn – stubborn in a good way,” said Dr Jaimie Shores, the hospital’s clinical director of hand transplantation.“I think the sky’s the limit.”Mr Marrocco had been living in a specially outfitted home in Staten Island, but it was heavily damaged as the cyclone Sandy hit the New York City borough last year.BBC News