Watch Brendan Bayliss & Ryan Stasik Talk Umphrey’s McGee On Local TV News

first_imgWith their performance at Milwaukee’s famed Summerfest last night, two of Umphrey’s McGee’s esteemed members – guitarist Brendan and bassist Ryan Stasik – hit local CBS 58 to talk about their band, their history with Milwaukee and more.Bayliss spoke about the band’s long legacy in Milwaukee, saying, “Being based out of Chicago, we’re very close. And when we started touring, the first city we ever played was Milwaukee.” Stasik followed up by calling their music “self-indulgent, improvisational rock-n-roll.”Watch the short and enjoyable clip below. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedAudio TrackCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, 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.Frankly Video Player – v7.36.0CloseCBS 58last_img read more

Metallica Announces Surprise NYC Show After Rocking Global Citizen

first_imgLast night, Metallica descended from the stage at Global Citizen with some very exciting news. Posted on their website, the band wrote:“We just walked off the stage at the Global Citizen show in New York’s Central Park and we had such a blast that we’re going to keep the good vibes rolling by adding another show to our New York run! This Tuesday, September 27th, we’ll be playing a special show for our Fifth Members only at the intimate Webster Hall and if you’re a member you have a chance to pick up tickets and join us.It’s easy… click here to enter to win an opportunity to purchase up to two tickets per member. Tickets will be $25.00 each and all the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest. Hurry! Entries close tomorrow, Sunday, September 25 at 6:45 PM EDT. All winners will be e-mailed a personal code and more details about how to purchase tickets to the exclusive one-of-a-kind show.If you can get to New York City from wherever you are this Tuesday evening and you’re a Fifth Member, check it out now. Hope to see you there!”For more details on how to get your hands on tickets, click here.Metallica’s tenth studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, is coming out November 18th. The two-disc release contains nearly eighty minutes of music, and is the follow-up to the American heavy metal band’s 2008 Death Magnetic release.Thanks to MSNBC, we can watch footage from the band’s performance last night below: Metallica @ Global Citizen 9/25/16:For Whom The Bell TollsMaster Of PuppetsOneNothing Else MattersEnter Sandmanlast_img read more

Las Vegas Victims Fund To Distribute $31M+ To Survivors, Families Of Victims In Festival Shooting

first_imgOn the evening of October 1st, 2017, during Jason Aldean‘s closing set at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on the crowd gathered on the Strip from the window of an overlooking casino hotel. He continued to fire for roughly an hour as the festival’s audience scrambled for cover. By the time authorities found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he had murdered 58 people and injured more than 800 others, making it the most devastating mass shooting in modern American history.Ever since, people from all over banded together to support the countless people whose lives were lost or affected by the attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. What began as a GoFundMe campaign quickly ballooned into a full-blown nonprofit organization, The Las Vegas Victims Fund, and eventually pulled in more than $31M in donations.The fund reports receiving more than 90,000 individual donations, with nearly 40% coming from southern Nevada gambling, tourism, and entertainment companies. Students, faculty, and staff at a high school in suburban Henderson raised more than $66,000 through T-shirt sales and a #VegasStrong benefit concert that raised nearly $700,000.As the Associated Press reports, today the Las Vegas Victims Fund announced plans to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The fund also reported that the maximum $275,000 will also be paid to 10 other people who were paralyzed or suffered permanent brain damage in the shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. The fund posted a chart that projects the different donation amounts that will be issued to a total of 532 different people. The donations will be scaled individually based on the extent of the given victim’s medical expenses.Decisions regarding the disbursement of the funds were made by a committee of victim advocates, mental health and medical professionals, lawyers, donors and others, with input from two separate town hall meetings with the victims and their families.Las Vegas Victims Fund spokesman Howard Stutz said the nonprofit expects to pay 100 percent of the funds raised, with payouts beginning this week. As Al Etcheber, brother-in-law of Stacee Etcheber, one of the many innocent lives lost in the attack, says, “In no way can it replace someone’s life. … Still, it is a real nice way to help families who lost someone they loved.”In the wake of the attack during his performance in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean appeared on Saturday Night Live the subsequent weekend to offer his condolences and support to all those affected. He then performed an appropriate tribute: a rendition of the defiant anthem “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty, who passed away the following day. Watch a clip of the tribute below:Jason Aldean – “I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty cover) – Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims on SNL[Video: USA TODAY][H/T Billboard]last_img read more

HAA to open April 1 election

first_imgThis spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and elected directors for the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board.Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received back in Cambridge by noon on May 18 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on May 24, on the afternoon of Commencement day.  All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition, that is, by obtaining a prescribed number of signatures from eligible degree holders. The deadline for all petitions is Feb. 1.The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2012:For OverseerScott A. Abell ’72 Retired Chair & CEO, Abell & Associates Inc.BostonJames E. Johnson ’83, J.D. ’86 Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLPMontclair, N.J.Michael M. Lynton ’82, M.B.A. ’87 Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures EntertainmentLos AngelesTracy P. Palandjian ’93, M.B.A. ’97 CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance Inc.Belmont, Mass.Swati A. Piramal, M.P.H. ’92 Director, Piramal Healthcare Ltd.Mumbai, IndiaStephen R. Quazzo ’82, M.B.A. ’86 CEO & Co-Founder, Pearlmark Real Estate PartnersChicagoWilliam H. Rastetter, A.M. ’72, Ph.D. ’75 Partner, VenrockRancho Santa Fe, Calif.Kathryn A. Taylor ’80 Co-Chair, One PacificCoast Bank, Co-Chair, Board of DirectorsSan FranciscoFor Elected DirectorJohn F. Bowman ’80, M.B.A. ’85 Executive Producer, Disney CompanySanta Monica, Calif.Yvonne E. Campos, J.D. ’88 Superior Court Judge, State of CaliforniaSan Diego, Calif.John H. Jackson, Ed.M. ’98, Ed.D. ’01 President & CEO, Schott Foundation for Public EducationCambridge, Mass.Michael T. Kerr ’81, M.B.A. ’85 Portfolio Counselor & Senior Vice President, Capital Research CompanyCanyon Country, Calif.Sabrina Lam ’93Executive Director, TrinityHong KongSusanna Shore Le Boutillier ’86 Director, Corporate Communications, Colgate-Palmolive Co.Larchmont, N.Y.E. Scott Mead ’77 Fine Art Photographer and Financial AdviserLondonBrian Melendez ’86, J.D. ’90, M.T.S. ’91 Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLPMinneapolis, Minn.Loulan J. Pitre Jr. ’83, J.D. ’86 Attorney, Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan LLCNew Orleanslast_img read more

New faculty: Teju Cole

first_img Math professor gives department a dose of algebraic combinatorics Related Professor sees ‘expansive opportunity’ in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality GAZETTE: You mentioned Vijay, with whom you have been collaborating since 2013. Can you speak more about your partnership?COLE: I am grateful to be involved in various collaborations, but working with Vijay has been the most sustained and important. That the tide has brought us both here is astonishing. When we work together, what you have is two people who are trying to think of possibilities beyond their own field. Artists, facing an audience, want to call that audience to attention. How do we concentrate the focus of the people who sit before us in a concert or who buy our books? Vijay and I have independently been interested in doing that beyond our respective genres. To the person outside, he’s a jazz musician, but maybe he’s a performer of black American improvised music, or simply improvised music, and then it gets into this space of openness, where it is composed and free, partly predetermined, partly responsive to the present moment. And yet it all hangs together, it all has a necessity. That is a pretty close definition of what I try to do.GAZETTE: Do you have ideas on other possible collaborations at Harvard?COLE: A writer sits in his room and writes, but the idea of being a “professor of the practice” is exciting to me for what might happen. The University believes that a practitioner has a certain level of achievement to offer students, so I think part of the responsibility of the job is to keep finding ways to extend the work.It’s very easy for me to imagine some collaboration with Sarah Lewis [assistant professor of history of art and architecture and of African and African American studies], for instance. I contributed to her Vision & Justice issue of Aperture. And Arts and Humanities Dean Robin Kelsey is an expert on photography.I studied Northern Renaissance art and African art history, so it’s lovely that people like Joseph Koerner and Suzanne Blier are here. And of course there’s Visual and Environmental Studies, which might have well been my faculty home if I wasn’t in English. I look up to Chris Killip in VES the same way I look up to Helen Vendler in English. Lucien Castiang-Taylor in VES has been making amazing films that I’ve long admired.The heart of the matter, though, is the 12 students around the table in each of these two classes. I will select students across University, potentially from Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Divinity School, as well as undergraduates in the College. I’d like to have a nice mix. A professor ought to be a sympathetic intermediary between you and your potential audience: The audience is not necessarily sympathetic; it just wants good work. But your professor actually cares that this story means a lot to you, in addition to helping you make it good. I want to do for my students what my editors did for me: Show them how to maintain their writerly integrity without needlessly alienating their audience.GAZETTE: Was writing “Open City” this kind of experience for you?COLE: I think it was. In 1998, I dropped out of medical school. For a decade after that I couldn’t even say that I dropped out. It felt like such a heavy thing. I remember someone using those words, and how wounded I felt. But I went straight into studying art history in London and then I came back to Columbia to continue studying. I loved art and writing about art and why it was important, but I also felt the constraints of working in a purely academic way. I went to Nigeria in 2005, and shortly after I did “Every Day Is for the Thief” and then “Open City.” Both were written while I was supposed to be writing my dissertation. Procrastination in the extreme! I had no idea anyone would publish these works. I knew how intensely I was writing it, how intensely I was making my notes as I walked around the city [New York] hours at a time.You hear about people who hear God’s voice tell them to carve a church in the wilderness out of rock; that’s what writing “Open City” was for me: something spectral and strange, almost from beyond myself. And this voice, whatever it was, led me to a story narrated in the aftermath of 9/11 that was about the intensity of space and the historical dimensions of mourning in the space. An early reader said, “You clearly wrote the book you wanted to write,” and that was the warmest, sweetest thing I could hear.GAZETTE: You will be the first Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of creative writing. Does that have meaning for you?COLE: It’s great! Usually the bequest is not from someone you’ve heard of. Vidal was a superb essayist, wonderful novelist, and a politically spirited and engaged American. In those general terms, he is a model of public intellectual engagement. I’m not a writer who is hidden away from the world. My work is political. Part of the role of the writer, I believe, is to take dangerous positions on behalf of those whose voices are not so easily heard. Gore Vidal did that. He also took positions one cannot agree with, but I’m grateful for the bequest, because it opens up the possibility of counter-positions. I dare say what he would want would be for this money to support an enterprise that is both enamored of literature, of whatever is fine in literary practice, and also bold, liberated, and liberatory.GAZETTE: So you will also be teaching boldness?COLE: Yes. For most students who end up here, Harvard can feel like the big prize. It’s dazzling. But here’s the thing: You have not arrived at a destination, you have arrived at a beginning. There’s so much to do that’s not about the grades. We live in a society in which there’s not only so much to do but also so much to undo. Students have a task ahead — not just of achievement, which can be mechanical, but also of deconstruction, which is often a more delicate matter. I want every student here to look around and see what’s not right and say, “It’s not right” — and it’s on them to commit to the undoing. Rather than “I won at life,” it’s “There’s so much to do and undo.” We are all being charged with real work, and all this thinking/language-work/writing is simply the ferry that gets us there.Interview was edited and condensed. Art historian maintains deep connections to landscapes of her youth New faculty: Robert Reid-Pharr Novelist, critic, and essayist Teju Cole will teach creative writing courses in the spring as the first Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice. The boundary-crossing author is known for his debut novel “Open City,” among other works. (Early admirers of the 2011 book included Harvard professor and New Yorker critic James Wood.) Cole received the PEN/Hemingway Award in 2011, the Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction in 2015, and a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. A photographer who has had solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, he is also the photography critic for The New York Times Magazine.Q&ATeju ColeGAZETTE: Welcome to Harvard. What form will your teaching take here?COLE: Writing, language, and thinking are continuous for me, if not necessarily coterminous. In my published work, I try to break down the distinctions between them, and I do the same in my teaching. Writing is language-work, writing is thinking, and language-work is thinking. I’m going to teach two writing courses in the spring: “Writing Critically” and “Breaking Form.”The critical-writing course asks: How do we respond to the arts in writing? There’s a fair bit of art history in my background, and photo criticism is my métier, but I’ve also done some poetry, film, and music criticism, and I want to bring those experiences into the classroom. What does it mean to approach a work of art and say something illuminating and intelligent about it? This is technically a nonfiction writing workshop, but does criticism have to be nonfiction?John Berger tells the story about encountering an old man in a museum. The old man is looking at a painting, but the old man is Titian looking at his own painting. That’s critical writing, but that’s also fiction.That dissolving of genres will be even more explicit in my other class. “Breaking Form” will be a writing course about experimental modes of writing. We will ask: How do we take the received forms and break them down? How do we look at other writers? How come not anything goes? If the writing has to work, what makes it work?My friend Vijay Iyer [Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts] faces the same thing. He gets music students who have been given very rigid ideas of what jazz is and what the correct chord progressions should be. When you’re 18, or, really, at any age, you can mistake rigidity for rigor. As teachers, we trust that our students have the requisite rigor, but now we can help them be less rigid. That’s where it can start to get interesting! “When you’re 18, or, really, at any age, you can mistake rigidity for rigor. As teachers, we trust that our students have the requisite rigor, but now we can help them be less rigid. That’s where it can start to get interesting!” New faculty: Lauren Williams New faculty: Shawon Kinew New faculty: Ellis Monk Along with building on his own work, sociologist hopes to ‘nurture and inspire’ young researcherslast_img read more

Panama’s SENAN Makes Four Cocaine Busts in 7-day Span

first_imgOn March 13, SENAN officers arrested nine Colombians in connection with the seizure of 850 packages of cocaine, also in the provice of Colón. The cocaine was aboard the Colombian-flagged “Doña Omaira” vessel, according to SENAN Commissioner Ramón N. López. The Navy and the PCO-CTI did not immediately report whether security forces had captured any suspects in connection with the operation. By Dialogo March 25, 2015 Colombian National Navy seizes FARC weapons and cocaine And in the fourth seizure, on March 16, SENAN agents arrested four suspects and confiscated 250 kilograms of cocaine from a boat in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the province of Chiriquí. The names of the suspects were not immediately identified. Colombia’s National Navy recently teamed with the Specialized Judicial Police Directorate against Organized Crime (PCO-CTI) to seize 1,337 kilograms of cocaine and an array of automatic weapons and ammunition believed to belong to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the Department of Chocó. Panama is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers. About 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Military and law enforcement officials believe the contraband belonged to the FARC, which operates in the region and uses proceeds from drug trafficking to finance its terrorist operations. Panama is a key transshipment point for international drug traffickers. About 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Colombia’s National Navy recently teamed with the Specialized Judicial Police Directorate against Organized Crime (PCO-CTI) to seize 1,337 kilograms of cocaine and an array of automatic weapons and ammunition believed to belong to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the Department of Chocó. They found the cocaine, four rifles, a hand grenade and 210 ammunition cartridges during a search of a village along the Pacific Coast in a region near the country’s shared border with Panama. SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990. On March 10, SENAN agents confiscated 262 packages of cocaine from the false bottom of a boat named “Rio” during Operation Santa Catalina de Bolonia in the Province of Panama. Later that day, in a separate operation in the province of Colón, law enforcement officers arrested a suspect who allegedly possessed 39 packets of cocaine. They found the cocaine, four rifles, a hand grenade and 210 ammunition cartridges during a search of a village along the Pacific Coast in a region near the country’s shared border with Panama. Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) made four separate cocaine seizures during a seven-day period earlier this month. On March 10, SENAN agents confiscated 262 packages of cocaine from the false bottom of a boat named “Rio” during Operation Santa Catalina de Bolonia in the Province of Panama. Later that day, in a separate operation in the province of Colón, law enforcement officers arrested a suspect who allegedly possessed 39 packets of cocaine. SENAN and the National Border Service (SENAFRONT) are branches of Panama’s Public Forces that have protected the country since the government abolished the military in 1990. Military and law enforcement officials believe the contraband belonged to the FARC, which operates in the region and uses proceeds from drug trafficking to finance its terrorist operations. Colombian National Navy seizes FARC weapons and cocaine On March 13, SENAN officers arrested nine Colombians in connection with the seizure of 850 packages of cocaine, also in the provice of Colón. The cocaine was aboard the Colombian-flagged “Doña Omaira” vessel, according to SENAN Commissioner Ramón N. López. SENAN, which has seized 2,437 packets of cocaine since January, did not release the names of any of the suspects or the collect weight of the cocaine that agents seized in these three operations. SENAN, which has seized 2,437 packets of cocaine since January, did not release the names of any of the suspects or the collect weight of the cocaine that agents seized in these three operations. And in the fourth seizure, on March 16, SENAN agents arrested four suspects and confiscated 250 kilograms of cocaine from a boat in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the province of Chiriquí. The names of the suspects were not immediately identified. The Navy and the PCO-CTI did not immediately report whether security forces had captured any suspects in connection with the operation. Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN) made four separate cocaine seizures during a seven-day period earlier this month. last_img read more

LandSec in £250m shopping centre sale

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Joe Cole warns Mikel Arteta he needs to axe seven Arsenal stars

first_imgArteta is tasked with turning Arsenal around (Picture: Rex Features)Arsenal needs a massive overhaul that could take several years, according to Joe Cole.Mikel Arteta’s reign at Arsenal had got off to a positive start before the Gunners came crashing back down to earth following their exit from the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos.It’s been a season punctuated by dismal results and Cole warned Arteta he needed to axe as many as seven first-team stars.‘I think this is a long, long-term project,’ Cole told BT Sport.ADVERTISEMENT‘This isn’t something that’s going to get sorted out in 2-3 years when we’ll see them bounce back into the Champions League places.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If anything they need to get rid of about five, six, seven players and bring in new recruits, but they’ve got to get the recruitment right.’Several Arsenal stars publicly backed the squad and their manager after the defeat to Olympiacos, including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arteta’s thoughts after Arsenal crash out of Europa League to OlympiacosTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:31FullscreenArteta’s thoughts after Arsenal crash out of Europa League to Olympiacoshttps://metro.co.uk/video/artetas-thoughts-arsenal-crash-europa-league-olympiacos-2120134/This 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.The Gunners captain thought he’d sent Arsenal through to the next round with a goal in extra-time before Youssef El-Arabi struck for Olympiacos in the dying moments.Aubameyang is in talks with Arsenal to sign a new long-term deal, but Cole urged the striker to leave the club if he wants to win trophies.He said: ‘If I’m Aubameyang I’d be looking out the door because he’s a player that needs to be playing at the very, very top level. He needs to be playing in the Champions League.‘He’s not played enough years in the Champions League to cement himself as a top, top player, which is what he actually is because his stats and his numbers add up with anyone.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think the process Arsenal have got to go through, they’ve got to go back to the days when they’re bringing players through, which they are, Saka, the left-back, I think is different class.But also they need to find these gems that they were finding 20 years ago.‘Arsenal will always be able to bring players in because ‘of the name, because it’s in London and the stature of the club, players will want to play for Arsenal.‘Traditionally they play good football, but again I think it’s a long road for them.‘I think they’re miles behind Chelsea and Tottenham, Man United, Man City. Man United seem to be coming back, it’s a long road for Arsenal.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ian Wright sends passionate message to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Arsenal futureMORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent gives update on Arsenal midfielder’s future Advertisement Coral BarrySaturday 29 Feb 2020 1:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Joe Cole warns Mikel Arteta he needs to axe seven Arsenal stars Commentlast_img read more

Finnish pension funds raise concerns over Ukraine conflict

first_imgTwo of Finland’s largest pension providers have raised concerns about the impact of the political crisis in Ukraine on its investments.Ilmarinen, the €33bn pensions mutual insurer, returned 1.3% over the first quarter of the year, down from 2% over the corresponding period in 2013, and cited increased market uncertainty and fluctuating share prices as the reason for the lower returns.Timo Ritakallio, the mutual’s CIO, cited the escalation of political tensions between Russia and Ukraine and uncertainty over developments in China as driving the uncertainty.The €19bn Elo, returning 1.1% over the first quarter of the year, also said the situation in Ukraine was increasing market uncertainty. Ritakallio noted that only 0.3% of the mutual’s investments were located in either Russia or Ukriane and that country-related risk was “already low at the start of the crisis”.However, he expressed concerns that the problems would impact Finnish listed companies, many of which benefit from Russian tourism and trade.“The crisis will create difficulties, especially for Finnish companies operating in Russia, as well as for companies engaged in exports to the country,” he said.“This negative development will be reflected in the companies’ share prices and therefore also in Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio.”Ilmarinen’s equity portfolio returned 1.5% over the first three months of the year, down from 4.1% over the first quarter of 2013.However, fixed income and real estate returns were largely unchanged over the same period last year.Elo’s returns mirrored those of Ilmarinen, seeing 1.1% growth from the equity portfolio overall, despite private equity returning 3.7% and unlisted equity 7.6%.Hanna Hiidenpalo, director and CIO at Elo, said: “On the equity markets, little changed during the first quarter of the year. On the fixed income markets, long-term rates fell in both the US and Europe. Central bank reactions to the economic trend diverged on the two continents.”For more on the Nordic pensions sector, see the upcoming May issue of IPElast_img read more

City apartment comes with $500 of Kentucky Fried Chicken

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenFinger lickin’ sweetner 00:36 Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Queensland’s most viewed home The self-confessed KFC fan said the demographic likely to be interested in the home were younger professionals and first homebuyers, a demographic he believed also had a taste for the kind of fine cuisine coated in 11 secret herbs and spices. “The feedback has been really positive so far,” Mr Bacon said. And while buyers may be lured in by almost a year of weekly hangover cures in the form of three-piece feeds, the apartment itself is a great buy, the local agent said. The 91sq m property is about two years old and has a private balcony with city views. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe rooftop pool area is perfect for cooling off after one too many wicked wings. Picture: supplied.There is an open-plan, dining and kitchen area opening to the balcony, a master bedroom with ensuite and balcony access, a second bedroom with private outdoor space, a bathroom, a laundry and a study nook. Mr Bacon said the complex also has a rooftop pool, deck and massive barbecue area — the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a Zinger Burger while taking in the Brisbane city skyline.And if you have your fill of KFC, the property is close to bars, restaurants and cafes.Mr Bacon said with a last name like his, this campaign won’t be his last foodie incentive. “Bacon goes with everything,” he said. “I’ve got a few other tasty options coming up.” MORE NEWS: What NOT to do when it comes time to sellcenter_img Rare seaside estate hits the market Place Kangaroo Point agent Michael Bacon having a bit of a taste test.If you’ve been craving a city apartment with a side of Colonel Sander’s famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, this could be the deal too finger lickin’ good to pass up. Real estate agent Michael Bacon has listed a Kangaroo Point unit for sale with a $500 KFC voucher as a sweetener. The Place Kangaroo Point agent said with one of the Colonel’s stores across the road from 308/36 Anglesey St, it seemed like the logical marketing incentive. “I’ve done the math and $500 can get you around 550 chicken nuggets or 300 wicked wings or, with summer in mind, 500 $1 frozen drinks,” he said. The living spaces are big enough to invite some friends around for a Family Feast. Picture: suppliedlast_img read more