Neil Young And Promise Of The Real Share New Song And Music Video, “Children Of Destiny”

first_imgNeil Young and Promise of the Real have shared a surprise new music video for their song “Children of Destiny,” a patriotic montage in celebration of the Fourth of July. Willie Nelson’s songs Lukas and Micah Nelson were involved in the new record, which also featured a 56-piece orchestra, totaling 62 musicians on the single. It is not established whether the song is part of a larger project that they are working on, or if it is just a single for the holiday.“Preserve the land and save the seas for the children of destiny / The children of you and me,” the lyrics sing. “Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be / Preserve the ways of democracy so the children can be free.” Watch the music video below:Young and Micah announced “Children of Destiny” in a Facebook Live video yesterday, which features the two in a white car in a tree-draped driveway with a peace flag and confetti, or “covfefe.” The Facebook clip ends with a piece of paper that reads “resist.”last_img read more

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles To Preach The Gospel Of Love On New Year’s Eve

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have had an exciting year worth celebrating, and will close out 2018 on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share In-The-Round Live Video Of “Trade It All” [Pro-Shot]The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals), are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Brooklyn Comes Alive, Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Earlier this year, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Regarding his recent recording process, Cory Henry expressed,The human voice is so powerful. When I’m singing, it’s like this extra way of connecting and communicating with people beyond what I can do just playing the organ. I’m able to convey these messages that are really important and meaningful to me through my words. Being front and center like this every night, it’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.Check out the recently released pro-shot video of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ in-the-round arrangement of “Trade It All”, from Art of Love, at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October for a glimpse into the group’s infectious energy.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club[Video: Cory Henry]Also in October, Henry and his Apostles released the video for their three-song performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which featured “Love Will Find A Way”; the opening track from their 2018 EP, Art of Love; and the EP’s closing track, “Send Me A Sign”. The entire performance, like any Cory Henry performance, feels spiritually invigorating.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – NPR Tiny Desk Concert[Video: NPR Music]Do not miss this chance to see Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles live on New Year’s Eve in Colorado. For ticketing and more information on Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming Cervantes’ New Year’s Eve show, head to the event page here.For a chance to win two tickets to Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming NYE show, enter the contest below:last_img read more

Piñera Sworn In As Chile’s New President In Middle Of Tsunami Alert

first_imgBy Dialogo March 12, 2010 Sebastián Piñera took the oath of office as Chile’s new president Thursday, succeeding Michelle Bachelet, in a tense ceremony held in the headquarters of the Chilean Congress following three earthquakes in the minutes preceding the ceremony and the issuance of a tsunami alert for the area including the legislative building. In the presence of dozens of foreign dignitaries, guests, and members of Congress – a number of them visibly frightened by the earthquakes that shook this city (Valparaíso) 120 km west of Santiago – the sixty-year-old Piñera was administered the oath by the new president of Congress, Jorge Pizarro, a member of the opposition. “Yes, I swear,” Piñera said in response to the formula in which Pizarro called on him to respect the Constitution. Following the ceremony, the new president took the traditional drive in a black Ford Galaxie convertible with the top down, greeting the people stationed along the route in a rather strange situation, since at the same time many people were evacuating to higher ground. The last half hour before Piñera’s installation was one of anxiety for those who were in the congressional headquarters awaiting the arrival of the outgoing president and the president-elect, since the building was shaken by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, which located the quake’s center 144 kilometers south of Valparaíso. Two aftershocks weaker than the first quickly followed, and at the same time that Piñera was stepping onto the red carpet to enter the Congress’s headquarters, the National Emergency Office (Onemi) in Santiago issued a tsunami alert for more than 400 kilometers of shoreline. Less than half an hour after Piñera’s swearing-in, the congressional building began to be evacuated, as AFP could confirm. While an evacuation was being ordered over loudspeakers, members of the national police urged the reporters who were covering the ceremony to evacuate “urgently.” Even without this added drama, the ceremony had been expected to be austere, due to the state of public disaster the country has experienced following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile on 27 February, forcing the incoming president to take on the rebuilding of the country. As a symbol of his commitment to this task, Piñera’s first act as president will be to travel, on the day of his inauguration itself, to the devastated city of Constitución, one of those most affected by the tsunami, where he will sign emergency decrees to speed up the rebuilding. “We will not be the earthquake administration, but rather the rebuilding administration,” Piñera has said, having already confirmed that he will ask Congress for modifications to the budget in order to adapt “to the realities and the needs” of the catastrophe. Piñera’s administration is the first right-wing government since the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship (1973-1990). In the twenty years since, the Concertación, a coalition of four center-left parties, has governed without interruption. One of the new president’s great challenges will be replacing Bachelet, who has set a very high bar: she leaves office with an 84% popularity rating, thanks to the large social projects she inaugurated in the country and to a charisma that has brought her forgiveness for her mistakes, including her slow reaction to the earthquake. Bachelet’s departure from the Presidential Palace Thursday demonstrated the charisma she takes with her. Thousands of people stationed themselves at the exit from La Moneda to see her off and ask her to return as president in 2014, although she asked them “not to make up political fiction.” The new president has promised to continue the previous administration’s social programs, accompanied by a cabinet dominated by businesspeople (even at the Foreign Affairs Ministry), but any polemics that might have arisen as a result have been relegated to secondary status in the face of the formidable work of rebuilding that will fall to the new president.last_img read more

UK roundup: Rally planned to protest proposed Nissan DB closure

first_imgAccording to Unite, the proposal to close the scheme would affect some 1,800 members.A spokesman for Nissan said: “We aim to provide competitive benefits to our highly valued staff, but these have to be balanced with the long term sustainability of our business.“The level of company investment needed to maintain the defined benefit pension plan has grown to unsustainable levels. For this reason we are in discussions with affected employees and their representatives about the proposed closure of the plan.”Nissan recently announced a four-year restructuring plan, after reporting an annual net loss of ¥671bn (€5.43). As part of this it plans to focus on three major global markets – Japan, China, and North America. Trade union Unite is organising a socially-distanced rally of Nissan workers this weekend to protest the company’s proposal to close its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.Unite national officer Steve Bush warned of industrial action at the auto manufacturer’s UK plant in Sunderland, which would be a first, if the company did not make “substantial movement during consultation”.He said the company was “refusing to even countenance” offering scheme members a lump sump in return for accepting the closure of the DB plan.“Our members are incredibly angry at the company’s disgraceful behaviour,” he said. Nissan recently announced a four-year restructuring plan, after reporting an annual net loss of ¥671bn (€5.43)In western Europe, it is intending to close its plant in Barcelona and, at the Sunderland plant, to focus on the production of core models and improve efficiency.The Yokohama-based parent company is targeting a reduction in fixed costs by around ¥300bn.In the UK, Nissan operates three pension plans, a defined contribution plan and two DB schemes that were closed to new entrants in 2004, one for employees and one for executives.According to the UK company’s most recent full accounts, since July 2016 it has been paying a future service contribution rate of 21.3% per annum for the employee plan and deficit recovery contributions of £33m per annum.According to IPE’s Top 1,000 pension fund guide, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK had €1.7bn in pension plan assets as at the end of March 2018.Publisher to resume pension deficit contributionsNews publisher Reach will resume monthly pension deficit contributions, it announced this week in a trading update.In April, in the context of an update about the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the company, it had announced having requested talks with its pension fund trustees about deferring deficit repair contributions, which was agreed.In its trading update earlier this week, Reach announced it would be ending previously announced temporary pay cuts for all employees except for the CEO, CFO and other board members.It said it was able to take this step because of plans it would be implementing to transform the business to speed up the delivery of a previously agreed “customer value strategy”.The transformation plan will include a headcount reduction of around 550 people, or 12% of the workforce.Reach also announced that all annual bonus schemes relating to 2020 remained suspended. It did not propose a final dividend for the financial year ending 2019.During the immediate COVID-19 crisis in the UK, the pensions regulator granted flexibility to suspend pension contributions on the condition that schemes were being treated fairly compared with other stakeholders.Last month it updated its guidance, seen to mark a continuation of this stance while being more explicit about conditions that must apply where contributions are being deferred.By then around 10% of all schemes had agreed to defer pension contributions, according to the regulator.Prudential Retirement hails ‘vibrancy’ in bulk annuity marketPrudential Retirement, part of US investment manager Prudential Financial, has partly attributed to the UK bulk annuity market its having closed $1.7bn in new longevity reinsurance transactions during the first half of the year.More specifically, it referred “a vibrant smaller end” of the UK pension buy-in and buy-out market.“The market is functioning very smoothly, and the smaller end of the market has been quite active,” said Tom Cahill, vice president, longevity reinsurance, Prudential Retirement.“We are proud to have reinsured the risk of many individual schemes in the first half of 2020, including one stand-alone mid-sized transaction and well over a dozen smaller schemes through our flow reinsurance offerings,” he added.Prudential also attributed its H1 success to “pivoting quickly to virtual closings” during the COVID-19 pandemic.“Innovation comes in many forms and this spring, we found ourselves quickly adapting to an entirely virtual environment,” said Rohit Mathur, vice president and head of international transactions for Prudential Retirement.“While we are now in the midst of incredible uncertainty with the coronavirus, such uncertain times have strengthened our conviction that pension de-risking is an all-weather solution for our institutional client base.“For those pension schemes that had de-risked their asset portfolio and that were ready to transact before COVID, there was nothing holding them back from moving forward with their deals.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Slacks Creek unit sells for $160k, tenanted for $270 a week

first_imgThe unit at 23/26 Argonaut St, Slacks Creek, sold for $160,000.LOGAN City has provided investors with bargain prices for rental properties.Your Real Estate Browns Plains agent Bridgette Griffiths said another owner within a gated Argonaut St unit complex at Slacks Creek snapped up the property at No. 23/26 for a bargain $160,000. The complex has a pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 The dining room of the home.“It has had the same tenant for 16 years so it was tired, and the price was reflective of its condition,” Ms Griffiths said.“However, it had a high yielding return and a long term tenant, which is always great for any investor.”According to CoreLogic data, the median unit sale price for Slacks Creek was $206,000.Ms Griffiths described the unit investment market as “buoyant”.“The vacancy rates seem to be reasonable and the demand is always high,” she said.center_img The kitchen was dated, but tidy.“They knew the area well and knew the complex and what it offered,” Ms Griffiths said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“They felt that it was a good investment and ended up purchasing it for his son to start his investment portfolio.”The unit, which had two bedrooms and one bathroom, came the advantage of having a long term tenant, who was renting the property for $270 weekly.last_img read more

U.S. weekly LNG exports dip

first_imgImage courtesy of CheniereExports of liquefied natural gas from the United States’ facilities dropped for the second week in the row. Data from the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that a total of fifteen tankers with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 55 billion cubic feet (Bcf) departed the United States between February 6 and February 12, 2020.This compares to 17 cargoes shipped in the previous week with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 62 Bcf.Out of the fifteen vessels departed in the week under review, five were shipped from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, three each from Corpus Christi and Freeport LNG and two each from the Cameron and Cove Point LNG plants.EIA further noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals slipped compared to the previous week reaching 8.6 Bcf/day, down from 9.3 Bcf/d. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Wilder will not step-aside to allow Joshua fight Fury – Promoter

first_img There has been hopes from Anthony Joshua’s side that a lucrative offer could convince Wilder to forgo his fight with Fury to allow for an all-British showdown for the undisputed heavyweight crown. However, that scenario seems highly unlikely with Joshua also penciled in to defend his world titles against Kubrat Pulev, now expected to be on July 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fury’s co-promoter Arum has placed further doubt on that situation ever happening by insisting Wilder would never consider a financial offer to renounce his shot at Fury. When asked about the prospect of Wilder stepping aside, Arum told iFL TV: ‘Absolutely none. Wilder wants to fight Fury again. He’s not indicated to us or anybody else that he would be willing to step aside. ‘A further question is who is going to pay him to step aside? And, anyone on our staff has not even raised the possibility with us. So as far as we’re concerned, we’re thinking ahead to a third Fury–Wilder fight. ‘We’re Pulev’s co-promoter as well and nobody has discussed with us a step-aside [payment]. ‘I speak with authority on this because of my relationship with Pulev and my role in Fury and Wilder, there has been absolutely no discussions by anybody about either of those guys [Wilder or Pulev] stepping aside.’ Arum believes Joshua’s fight with Pulev will have to be pushed back further due to the coronavirus pandemic and sees the unified champion and Fury fighting early next year. He added: ‘I think scheduling for July is a bit optimistic, I don’t think we’re going to be able to get clearance to have spectators at the event in July. ‘I think that that fight would go over into the fall as well as the Fury – Wilder fight which we’re now looking at October. Promoter Bob Arum has said there is no chance of Deontay Wilder accepting step-aside money Read Also: Here’s how football stars are spending COVID-19 lockdown ‘I think that fights play out the way many people think and Joshua and Fury are the winners, they’ll fight some time next year. ‘No great catastrophe if they don’t fight in December and fight in January or February 2021.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Deontay Wilder will categorically rule out accepting money to step aside from his contractual third fight with Tyson Fury, insists Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. Wilder is set to face Fury in a trilogy clash in October after triggering his rematch clause following his seventh-round stoppage defeat by the Brit earlier this year. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Boca Pet Store Owner Leaves Jail After Arrest for Dead and Neglected Dogs

first_imgThat’s when Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control ended up removing dozens of puppies from the business, while the investigation continued.According to Dianne Sauve, who serves as director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, “Had we not gotten there with Boca PD, most likely the death toll would have much higher.”Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeRecords reveal that investigators found a dead three-month-old puppy and six severely ill french bulldogs among 58 dogs that called the shop “home.”Additionally, two of the animals required intensive care.Officials shut down the business indefinitely when they arrested Rosenbluth.The arrest report goes on to state that the store was negligent in prevention of injury and lack of regular care.Meanwhile, Rosenbluth bonded out of the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday, and faces multiple charges of animal cruelty. He was supposed to be helping puppies find their forever homes.Instead, authorities say a local pet store owner neglected the animals, and left them to die.Boca Raton Police arrested 37-year-old Marc Rosenbluth on Tuesday, after they came across the sad scene.The police report states that he and his wife sold sick dogs out of their store, “Poochie Couture,” last November.last_img read more

Philippe Mexes sent off for grabbing throat of Lazio players in AC Milan defeat

first_imgAC Milan will finish without a January win in Series A for the first time in 70 years after a 3-1 defeat to Lazio on Saturday which saw irate defender Philippe Mexes sent off in a bad-tempered finale.Lazio’s 10th win of the campaign moved Stefano Pioli’s men up to third place, one point ahead of Napoli and Sampdoria and within 12 points of leaders Juventus ahead of their home game against struggling Chievo on Sunday.Milan’s crisis, meanwhile, deepened with the seven-time European champions dropping to 10th ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures after their third reverse in four games.Milan started the year with a 2-1 home defeat to Sassuolo and despite drawing away to Torino a week later Filippo Inzaghi’s men have since conceded 1-0 at home to Atalanta before losing to Lazio on Saturday.With their next league game at home to Parma on February 1, Milan are winless in the league in January for the first time since 1941, when the Rossoneri conceded one defeat and were held to three draws.Worse, Milan could lose defender Mexes to suspension after the Frenchman saw red in the dying minutes after a series of altercations with Stefano Mauri. Mexes reacted angrily when tripped by Mauri and minutes later had to be restrained by teammates having grabbed the Lazio captain around the throat.The Frenchman was sent off but had to be dragged away from Mauri and pushed off the field.When asked about Mexes, Inzaghi told Sky Sport: “Philippe has apologised for his gestures. I’m disappointed because he’s facing a suspension.”Mexes also spoke to Sky Sport in a bid to ask forgiveness.”When you make a mistake you have to face up to it and ask forgiveness from the club and the fans. I reacted badly, it’s not a great example to show,” he said. “It’s only a game of soccer and it shouldn’t have reached such proportions. I’m the one who’s at fault. That’s all.”last_img read more

Traffic Delays Due to Car Fires

first_imgOn the first day back to school and work following Labor Day, northbound traffic was stalled on the Garden State Parkway, in the vicinity of Holmdel, around 8:30 a.m. Delays went back for miles.The state’s real-time traffic reporting agency, 511nj.org, said there was an accident with injuries, as well as a vehicle fire. Both occurred in the Express lanes, north of Exit 114As of 10:20 a.m., authorities estimated that the the 29-mile trip from Exit 98, Belmar, to the Raritan Toll Plaza in Woodbridge via the express lanes would take 1 hour and 13 minutes.Were you affected?last_img