City Winery Announces Gregg Allman Tribute Led By Scott Sharrard

first_imgNew York City’s City Winery outpost has announced a special tribute to Gregg Allman, set to go down on Monday, June 24th. Scott Sharrard, the former lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band, will lead the tribute to the southern rock legend featuring the full original Gregg Allman Band lineup.Sharrard has lined up up an all-star cast for the upcoming tribute, including bassist Brett Bass, keyboardist Peter Levin, drummers Steve Potts and Bobby Allende, with Jay Collins, Art Edmaiston, and Marc Franklin holding down the horn section. The performance is part of City Winery’s 10-year anniversary programming, “honoring the music of artists that are no longer with us who have helped create the unique experience City Winery is most famous for.” City Winery has a variety of other 10-year anniversary shows scheduled for the coming months, which will pay tribute to Prince, Leon Russell, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger and more.Remembering Gregg Allman With A “Whipping Post” From Every Decade [Videos]This May will mark two years since Gregg Allman’s passing. For decades, Allman was the center of the extended family affair that was the Allman Brothers Band. Following ABB’s last show in 2014, Allman spent as much time on the road with the Gregg Allman Band as possible, or as much as the doctors would allow–resulting in several heartbreaks and cancellations throughout 2016 as he continued to fight his battle with liver cancer. On May 27th, 2017, he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends in his Savannah home—marking the true end of the Allman Brothers Band, following the passing of drummer Butch Trucks.City Winery notes that a percentage of the profits from the tribute show will also be donated The Allman Lehman Scholarship at Syracuse University.Head here for tickets and more information on the event.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Sienna Miller Eyes B’way Return in Spring 2016 & More

first_img Star Files Jonathan Groff View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Sienna Miller Eyes B’way ReturnAmerican Sniper star Sienna Miller, currently winning critical acclaim as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, is eyeing a return to Broadway sooner rather than later. According to Showbiz 411, she may come back in spring 2016 in an as yet unidentified project. How perfectly marvelous!Transatlantic Honor BestowedPulitzer Prize finalist Stephen Karam (Sons of the Prophet) and Zinnie Harris (A Doll’s House) are the U.S. and U.K. recipients, respectively, of the second Berwin Lee Playwrights Award. Created to foster and promote the craft of playwriting on both sides of the Pond, the pair will each receive $25,000. Congrats to both!Special Olivier Award AnnouncedSylvie Guillem, one of the world’s most celebrated dancers, will be presented with a Special Award at the 2015 Oliviers on April 12 at London’s Royal Opera House. The gong celebrates Guillem’s many achievements over the course of her 39 year career, over which she has performed all the leading roles of the classical repertoire with companies including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Tokyo Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.Shed Gleek Tears Over Lea Michele & Joanthan GroffBroadway faves Lea Michele, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Morrison, (a slightly perplexed) Darren Criss and more Glee stars recently answered the question: “What does Glee mean to me?” Check out their answers, which will (probably) make you tear up, in the ET video below, and then the two-hour March 20 series finale on FOX.last_img read more

Annual Meeting set for Orlando

first_imgAnnual Meeting set for Orlando Annual Meeting set for Orlando Plans are underway for The Florida Bar’s 2001 annual meeting, which will run from June 20 to June 23 at the newly-expanded Orlando World Center Marriott. The hotel boasts 500 new guest rooms, a multi-million-dollar fitness center and full service spa, and a new 18-hole golf course. With an emphasis on educational opportunities, the Annual Meeting and the World Center’s superb facilities provide the perfect setting for attorneys and their families to enjoy an entertaining mix of education, business, and pleasure. A total of 20 seminars will be offered at no additional charge to the Annual Meeting registration fee. The Bar’s meetings department currently has seminars scheduled for each day, including two seminars in the “President’s Showcase” which were hand-picked by the Annual Meeting Committee. The President’s Showcase seminars highlight topics that have generated a great deal of member interest, such as this year’s “Issues for Multistate Practitioners” and “Every Lawyer Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life: A Holistic Approach to the Legal Needs of Children.” Both seminars will be held on Friday, June 22. Russ Herman, a trial lawyer and popular CLE speaker who was well-received at last year’s meeting, will present “Respectfully Controlling the Courtroom” on Saturday. He’ll cover courtroom strategies with topics such as “Understanding the Courtroom Environment,” “Marshaling Demonstrative Evidence,” and “Cross-Examination Your Time to Shine.” One of the most potentially interesting portions of the meeting will be the 2001 Judicial Luncheon Honoring Florida’s Judiciary. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Wells will be the keynote speaker for the luncheon and will give the State of the Judiciary address. Political Humorist Mark Russell star of The Mark Russell Comedy Specials and a regular weekly commentator on CNN’s Inside Politics Weekend will also speak at the Thursday luncheon. TV Guide has called Russell “the funniest man on television,” and his syndicated column appears nationwide. The Annual Meeting brochure, including convention registration form and schedule, will be in the May Bar Journal. The 2001 convention rate at the Orlando World Center Marriott is $158. This fee includes unlimited local phone calls, Disney theme park transportation, use of fitness center and tennis courts, unlimited use of Hawk’s Landing driving range, local and national newspaper daily, and use of in-room safe. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-621-6038 or 407/239-4200. The deadline for hotel registration is May 31. Airline discounts are available through Delta by calling 1-800-241-6760 and referring to file number 175457A, and through USAirways by calling 1-877-874-7687 and referring to golf file number 32131756. March 15, 2001 Regular Newslast_img read more

What financial health means to me: Celebrating #FinHealthMatters Day

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr June is an important month for credit union organizations and the National Credit Union Foundation, as we celebrate National Employee Wellness Month. This month spotlights the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees, not only physically, but financially as well.Today, CFSI is celebrating #FinHealthMatters Day to help raise awareness for the impact that financial health can have on our members. Just as people who exercise and maintain a healthy diet are more likely to live a longer life, those with access to financial tools and resources will be able to build a a more financially stable life.The Atlantic recently published an article highlighting a scary statistic from a Federal Reserve Board survey; 47% of American’s would have trouble coming up with $400 to pay for an emergency.  In fact, they’d either have to borrow money or sell something to cover the emergency. Even scarier is the results of CFSI’s Consumer Financial Health Study – 57% of American’s – approximately 138 million adults, are struggling financially. That’s over half of our entire population that are struggling. continue reading »last_img read more

Congress, not regulators, must solve marijuana banking problem: Mnuchin

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Congress, not federal regulators, must fix the marijuana banking conundrum, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a House subcommittee last week.“I don’t believe that this is a failure of the regulators,” Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee, adding that he would encourage Congress to help solve the problem.Mnuchin’s comments came, as a bipartisan group of senators introduced their version of cannabis banking legislation.Credit union officials have complained that they take a significant risk if they provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses, even in states where cannabis is legal. They say that because marijuana is illegal on the federal level, financial regulators could impose sanctions on them if they serve cannabis-related businesses.last_img read more

Embracing engineering, BU hosts event to promote future of STEM

first_img“I think it’s a fun event and the goal is sort of to show them hands on ways to get involved with STEM, and illustrate some engineering principles and science principles in a fun way where they don’t even know they’re learning,” said event coordinator Maureen van Deusen. Students from the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science volunteered at the event, hoping to connect with participants and encourage their growth in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Around 600 people attended the event throughout the day, with event coordinators estimating around 300 children participated in the engineering-based activities. Other features included building towering structures with tape and cardboard and a driving simulation. “It’s really, really fun. I’ve learned a bunch of stuff, I’ve made a bunch of stuff, and it’s just awesome,” said Aaron Vantuyl, a young attendee. “I like science and I’m into school and everything so I just love to do this kind of stuff This year’s Engineers Week theme was named Pioneers of Progress. The science activities gave people a chance to embrace their inner engineer.center_img “Being able to volunteer and help the kids out with engineering activities, promote the awareness of STEM, it’s always a good thing to do and we always come out to it,” said Nas Brown, a fourth-year BU engineering student. VESTAL (WBNG) — Engineers Week at Binghamton University capped off Saturday with an event aiming to inspire the next generation of innovators. Robotic hands were a hit among attendees where children and adults used cardboard and string to build gauntlets and understand how parts can mesh together for something bigger. Activities at the event included an ‘oobleck’ pool, where people mixed corn starch and water to create a slime-like consistency. “This type of activity is what sparks their interest and keep them invested in STEM,” van Deusen said.last_img read more

Joe Gomez: Liverpool defender suffers injury during England training | Football News

first_img Image:Gomez’s central defensive partner Virgil van Dijk is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury A long-term absence for Gomez would be a major blow to Liverpool, who are expected to be without fellow centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after he suffered a severe knee injury against Everton last month.Jurgen Klopp has also been without central midfielder Fabinho, who deputised at centre-back following Van Dijk’s injury, but the Brazilian is expected to return to action after the international break. Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle in the national team and hopes to repay the faith shown in him by manager Gareth Southgate.Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to Southgate’s squad for the second time ahead of matches against Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.The 19-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since breaking into Arsenal’s first team in November 2018, and he revealed it was Tottenham striker and England captain Kane who helped him settle when he joined up with his international team-mates.“All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in,” Saka said in his first England news conference.“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.“That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.” Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training.The FA has yet to comment on the incident, which occurred during Wednesday morning’s session, but Gomez is understood to be receiving treatment, while the extent of the injury is being assessed. England manager Gareth Southgate is scheduled to address the media on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s point at Manchester City on Sunday has left them well placed amid this season’s unrelenting schedule.The champions lost top spot in the Premier League over the course of the weekend but were satisfied to leave the Etihad Stadium with a 1-1 draw and Robertson feels they are doing well to be third in the circumstances.“We are always hungry for more but we have to be happy,” he told liverpoolfc.com.“I think when we started getting some injuries and lost a couple of players with Covid-19, everyone expected the wheels to fall off.“But we’ve managed to steady the ship a little bit and pick up some great results. Long may that continue and long may we keep building our confidence and building our performances.Saka: Kane helped me settle in England squad 0:20 – Advertisement – Arsenal wing-back Bukayo Saka says Tottenham striker Harry Kane has helped him settle into the England squad. – Advertisement – FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool in the Premier League England are scheduled to play the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Thursday, before taking on Belgium and Iceland in Nations League fixtures.- Advertisement – 3:00 Bukayo Saka Gomez has started all but one of Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures this season, with Klopp’s side attempting to defend their Premier League title.Despite their injury struggles, Liverpool went into the international break just a point behind leaders Leicester, who they face in their next match, on November 21.Robertson: Liverpool doing well given circumstances preview imagelast_img read more

Jailed Mexican drug kingpin dies of COVID-19

first_imgTopics : The head of a Mexican drug cartel jailed after decapitating 12 people has died of COVID-19, official sources said on Monday.Los Zetas leader Moises Escamilla May — known as Gordo May (Fatty May) — was serving 37 years in the western state of Jalisco for organized crime and illegally carrying weapons.Among the offenses for which he was jailed was the beheading of 12 people in the southeastern state of Yucatan in 2008. Many citizens’ groups have warned the government about the risks of the coronavirus spreading in often overcrowded Mexican prisons.Mexico has recorded 35,000 cases of COVID-19 and almost 3,500 deaths.In April, the Senate approved an amnesty for those convicted of less serious crimes, allowing them to be freed to help prevent the disease spreading. center_img “He wasn’t suffering from any disease and started showing breathing symptoms on May 6,” said the health ministry at the end of last week, without identifying Escamilla.A day later he was taken to hospital where he died.A source at the public prosecutor’s office in Jalisco confirmed to AFP on Monday that it was Escamilla who had died.The kingpin was arrested by federal police alongside eight associates in September 2008 in the southeastern seaside resort off Cancun, where he was based.last_img read more

This blast from the past in Mermaid Beach sold for a seven digit figure

first_img33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. Despite the heavy rain and busy track side at the GC600 the Mermaid Beach property had no trouble selling according to Tony Velissariou from Tony V real estate. The light blue house with a bright yellow roof is a time capsule with furniture from the 60s including bamboo arm chairs, green wallpaper and of course the shag pile carpet. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“It was a rainy Saturday and the city was packed with people from the GC600 so we auctions were probably not high on the priority list for some but we had a full house on Saturday,” Mr Velissariou said. The Anderson family bought the Mermaid Beach house 40 years ago. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. “The three siblings Judith Barkla, Greg Anderson and Trevor Anderson were taking care of it after their mother and father passed away,” Mr Velissariou said. “It was their holiday home and their father retired there.“They were pleased with the price it fetched but were sad to be letting a piece of family history go.” 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. IT’S a 1970s flashback and it just sold for a mind boggling seven digit figure on Saturday. Hitting the market for the first time in 40 years the Mermaid Beach property at 33 Surf St didn’t last long before it was snapped up for a breezy $1.15 million. According to CoreLogic the three-bedroom beach cottage last sold in 1978 for $31,500 when the Anderson family first bought it. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach. “It’s an icon for the street, it’s in great condition it probably just needs a fresh lick of paint.”Mr Velissariou said Luke Henderson from John Henderson The Professionals helped him squeeze a crowd of 40 people into the cottage. 33 Surf St, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

De-risking falls as pension funds await interest rate rise

first_imgUK pension buyout volumes are likely to have declined in 2016 compared with the past two years, according to data from JLT Employee Benefits.It is an indication that pension funds are delaying de-risking transactions due to “a widespread misconception” that low interest rates make buy-in or buyout deals less attractive, JLT said.Ruth Ward, senior consultant at JLT, said: “We are aware of plenty of cases where schemes have been ready to complete a buy-in or buyout but have delayed in the expectation of an improvement in pricing that has just not materialised.”The UK’s base interest rate was cut to 0.25% in August, following the country’s vote to leave the European Union, after more than seven years set at 0.5%. The yield on 10-year Gilts fell to a record low of 0.518% in August.At close of trading on Friday, 10-year Gilts were yielding 1.438%.Pension schemes need to determine the risk of delaying transactions while liabilities deteriorate, JLT argued.Despite the difficult market conditions, even pension funds of less than £1m have been able to obtain buyout quotes, Ward added.“Trustees and sponsors should insure their liabilities as soon as they can afford to do so,” she said.“There is no guarantee the position will look better in future, and, even if it does, it may prove more difficult to get a quotation and execute a transaction.”Ward recommended that pension funds consider insuring pensioner liabilities first, before moving on to other parts of their liabilities.The ICI Pension Fund, which has advocated this approach, completed five separate buy-in transactions this year as it continued its opportunistic approach to de-risking.JLT’s quarterly buyout market report predicted that total transactions in 2016 would be lower than the £12.4bn in 2015, and £13.2bn in 2014.Among 2016’s largest deals were a £1.1bn buyout of the Vickers Group Pension Scheme, backed by Legal & General, and a £1bn longevity swap involving the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme and Abbey Life.last_img read more