• Phish Baker’s Dozen After Party Final Roundup: Pink Talking Fish, All-Star Tribute to Michael Jackson, Matisyahu & More

    first_imgThe magical Phish Baker’s Dozen run may be more than halfway done, but the party is far from over. CEG has you covered for all of your late night needs including Pink Talking Fish, an All-Star Tribute to Michael Jackson, Holly Bowling, Zach Deputy, and more! See below for the complete roundup of Phish After Parties presented by CEG.***8/1: Pink Talking Fish Are Dead @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]In honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Pink Talking Fish are putting a special Grateful Dead spin on their formula. PTF’s weekend booze cruise is already sold out, so don’t delay on getting your tickets in advance. Expect lots of Jerry nods, deep jams, and a funky good time at this intimate venue just 3 blocks from The Garden.***8/2: Zach Deputy @ American Beauty [Tickets]One of the best singers and songwriters on the scene today, Zach Deputy is famous for his four-plus octave vocal range and his insane looping abilities that make it sound like there are easily 4 times as many people on stage.***8/2: Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]^Everyone’s favorite reggae beat-boxer will be playing at The Cutting Room, and he intends to go deep. He and his super tight band have more then a few improv-based tricks up their sleeve, so rest assured they’ll be jamming and stretching things out all night long.^Presented by CEG & L4LM***8/4: Pink Talking Fish @ The Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]Classic Pink Talking Fish: all Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, all night long.***8/4: Atlas Road Crew @ American Beauty [Tickets]This alterna-southern-rock band has been making a big name for themselves over the last few years and are primed for the big time. This is your chance to see them in an intimate venue before they blow up.***8/5: Chillfam Allstars Tribute to Michael Jackson @ Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]Featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band, and members of Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Deep Banana Blackout, and more, this tribute to the King of Pop is going to be the dance party of the weekend. You never know who might show up!***8/5: Particle @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]A special “Director’s Cut” show, this gig features Particle doing updated takes on classic movie theme songs set to projections of each film. Directors Cut gigs only happen every once in a blue moon — don’t miss this opportunity!***8/5 & 8/6: Holly Bowling @ The Cutting Room (Pre-Parties) [Tickets]Piano maven Holly Bowling is back for another round of weekend pre-Phish parties. Saturday’s show will feature Holly’s spin on the famous Chicago Wedge from 2014, while Sunday will be an encore performance of the full Gamehendge suite. Anyone that was there last weekend will tell you that there’s no better way to get into a Phishy mood — it was absolutely mesmerizing.***8/6: Pink Talking Fish @ The Jewel [SOLD OUT]This bad boy is sold out, so make sure you see them earlier in the week on August 1 and 4!***All CEG Phish After Party tickets can be found here.last_img read more

  • Chautauqua County Sheriff Seeks Public Input On Police Reform Plan

    first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Sheriff is asking for the public’s input on his police reform plan.Sheriff Jim Quattrone is leading an effort with other local law enforcement agencies part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order that local governments must develop police reform plans following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May.The New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative asks all local police agencies to actively engage with stakeholders in the local community and have locally-approved plans for the strategies, policies and procedures of local police agencies.The deadline for communities to submit their police reform plans to the state is April 1 of next year. To be in compliance with the order each government entity which has a police agency operating with police officers must perform a comprehensive review of:Current police force deploymentsStrategiesPoliciesProcedures and practiceDevelop a plan to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency.Promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacyAddress any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of colorThe plan must also consider:Evidence based policing strategiesUse of force policiesProcedural justiceImplicit biased trainingDe-escalation training and practicesLaw enforcement assisted diversion practiceCommunity based outreach and conflict resolutionProblem oriented policingHot spot policingFocused deterrenceCrime prevention through environmental designViolence prevention reduction interventionsPolice Chiefs and their Mayors or Town Supervisors from Jamestown, Dunkirk, Ellicott, Westfield, Fredonia, Carroll, Lakewood-Busti are all involved in the regional approach developing a reform plan.Sheriff Quattrone is now asking the public to fill out an online survey. After that, his department will host various online public comment forums throughout the month of January via Zoom and Facebook Live.  He says links to connect to the public comment forums will be posted as the dates approach. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Waitress’ Kimiko Glenn on Why a Regina Spektor Musical Needs to Happen

    first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 View Comments Waitresscenter_img Kimiko Glenn photographed at Ellen’s Stardust Diner(Photo by Caitlin McNaney) Age: 26Hometown: Phoenix, AZCurrent Role: Wallflower waitress Dawn, who finds friendship (and maybe even love) working at Joe’s Pie Diner in the Sara Bareilles musical Waitress.Stage & Screen Cred: Glenn got a big break when she landed the role of Thea in the first national tour of Spring Awakening, but she’s best known for playing Brook Soso on the Nexflix prison smash Orange is the New Black.last_img read more

  • New Mayhaw Cultivars

    first_img‘Saline’ blooms late and is productive. The fruit is bright red and firm, with excellent retentionon the tree. You can also pick up a copy of the publication, “Minor Fruits and Nuts in Georgia.” It hasseveral pages on mayhaws. The main problem with mayhaws has been erratic fruit production because most of the nativetrees bloom so early. Mayhaws wholesale for $4 to $5 per gallon and retail for $8 to $12 per gallon. And there areonly four pounds per gallon. Southwest Georgia has a half-dozen commercial makers andmany thousands of home makers of mayhaw jelly. ‘T.O. Warren’ (also known as ‘T.O. Superberry’) blooms early, too, so it’s best adapted tosouth Georgia, but is productive. The trees have an excellent peach-tree shape. The fruits arebright red and firm, and they hold on the tree well. If you’re interested in commercial mayhaw production, contact your county extension office,and I’ll send them more information for you. Since certain selections of mayhaws bloom much later than others, if you live in middle ornorth Georgia, be sure to plant these later blooming types. Later-blooming trees are also ofgreat advantage in south Georgia in years like 1993 and 1996, when we had late freezes. Here are several of the most promising cultivars, in approximate order of ripening. Where can you get these trees? In 1985, I started testing named mayhaw cultivars. It has been very hard to find cultivars withall the desired attributes, but we have several now that are enormously better than most nativetrees. ‘Turnage 57’ blooms late and is very productive. The trees are medium in vigor withsemiweeping branches. The flowers are pollen-sterile, so the tree must be planted with otherlate-blooming cultivars for best fruit set. This cultivar is very precocious and will flower andfruit one year after grafting. The fruits are medium size with bright red skin and orange flesh.center_img To the novice, mayhaw jelly just tastes like glorified apple jelly. But to the expert (and nearlyall natives or long-term residences of the mayhaw belt are), a mere insinuation that the flavoris like apple jelly is taken as a personal affront. Drive through southwest Georgia and you’ll see lots of signs advertising mayhaw jelly. Like pine trees and blueberries, mayhaws can be legally planted on cleared wet areas. Manyfields in south Georgia contain depressions too wet for row crops, which makes them idealmayhaw sites. ‘Turnage 88’ blooms late and is very productive. The tree is high in vigor and took about eightyears to come into heavy production. However, last year it produced more than 10 gallons offruit. The fruits are medium in size with bright red skin and orange flesh. The difference is a matter of appreciating the many subtle and complex flavors of mayhawjelly. Visit or call your county extension office for a list of mayhaw nurseries. I’ve sent themcurrent listing of nurseries by electronic mail, and they can make you a photocopy. The trees also have excellent potential as an ornamental. And they supply food for birds. Manysong birds and game birds, including turkey, quail and wood ducks, eat the fruits. Mayhaws grow well in wet areas and will even survive in flooded areas, much like cypresses.They also thrive on upland sites with irrigation. ‘Superspur’ blooms early, so it’s best adapted to south Georgia. But it’s very productive. Thefruit shatter when they ripen and are soft.last_img read more

  • Axis Capital to exit coal, oil sands insurance business

    first_imgAxis Capital to exit coal, oil sands insurance business FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Canadian Underwriter:Starting next year, Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. will stop writing new insurance and facultative reinsurance for oil sands extraction and pipeline projects.Pembroke, Bermuda-based Axis writes commercial specialty and reinsurance. Its new thermal coal and oil sands underwriting and investment policy takes effect Jan. 1, Axis Capital said Wednesday in a release.“AXIS will not provide new insurance or facultative reinsurance for the construction of new thermal coal plants or mines and their dedicated infrastructure or oil sands extraction and pipeline projects and their dedicated infrastructure; or to companies that generate 30% or more of their revenues from thermal coal mining, generate 30% or more of their power from thermal coal, or hold more than 20% of their reserves in oil sands,” the insurer said. “Renewals will be considered on a case-by-case basis until Jan. 1, 2023. Exceptions to this policy may be considered on a limited basis until Jan. 1, 2025 in countries where sufficient access to alternative energy sources is not available.”The announcement comes less than a week after Canadian Underwriter obtained a memo that purports to be a “CrossLine Alert,” issued for internal users only, from Munich Re. In that memo – which Munich Re has neither confirmed nor denied to be authentic – the insurer says facultative reinsurance covers and primary insurance business, including renewals, will no longer be signed for the planning, financing, construction of new oil sand sites. “We believe insurers have an important role to play in mitigating climate risk and transitioning to a low-carbon economy,” Axis Capital CEO Albert Benmichol stated Wednesday in a release.As a result of global warming, Canada will have more frequent heat waves, droughts and precipitation events, Insurance Bureau of Canada CEO Don Forgeron said Apr. 25 at IBC’s annual general meeting.More: Another insurer to withdraw coverage from oil sandslast_img read more

  • C&R ditches £300m retail JV with PRICOA

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  • Inner City: James Whitmore

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  • Japan’s July factory activity extends declines into third quarter as demand sags: PMI

    first_imgJapan’s factory activity contracted for a 15th straight month in July, indicating the economic pain from the coronavirus crisis extended into the third quarter of the year as hopes for a quick global recovery fade.The au Jibun Bank Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally adjusted 42.6 from a final 40.1 in June, as broader conditions remained fragile though the pace of decline was the slowest in four months.“The Japanese economy continued to struggle at the start of the third quarter,” said Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey. “While the easing of emergency measures provided some relief, especially to the domestic sector, Japan’s growth continued to be adversely affected by subdued global trade flows and restrictions on travel.”The PMI survey showed that the manufacturing index stayed below the 50.0 threshold that separates contraction from expansion for a 15th month, with overall output, new orders and employment all in decline again.Japan’s economy is forecast to shrink 5.3 percent this fiscal year, the largest contraction since comparable data became available in 1994, followed by a 3.3 percent bounce next year, a Reuters poll of over 30 economists showed.Exports in June plunged at a double-digit pace for the fourth straight month, data showed on Monday, backing signs that a slump in global demand for durable goods since March due to the pandemic has thrown the economy into a deep recession.The PMI survey also showed weakness in service-sector activity, which saw outstanding business, business expectations and employment conditions contract.The au Jibun Bank Flash Services PMI index remained largely flat at 45.2 on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to June’s final of 45.0.The au Jibun Bank Flash Japan Composite PMI, which includes both manufacturing and services, stood at a five-month high of 43.9 in July, up from June’s final of 40.8.Topics :last_img read more

  • ICI UK pension fund slipstreams Brexit to arrange buy-in with L&G

    first_imgThe UK’s closed ICI Pension Fund has completed a fifth buy-in, insuring £750m (€1.03bn) of liabilities with Legal & General shortly after the EU referendum.The pension risk transfer takes to £7.05bn the reported liability insurance deals by ICI Pension Fund; it has £10.3bn of liabilities in total as at 31 March 2015. Legal & General has executed £5bn in pension risk transfers with ICI Pension Fund since 2014, according to a statement.The recent deal with the pension fund was executed shortly after the UK vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. Cheryl Agius, head of strategic pension risk transfer at Legal & General Retirement said: “The strength and depth of our relationship with ICI Pension Fund enabled us to move fast when the market opportunity presented itself.”Legal & General has executed £4.5bn of bulk and individual annuity business this year so far, compared with sales of £2.7bn for all of 2015.It carried out £250m of pension risk transfer business in June during the referendum period, it said.ICI Pension Fund announced its fourth buy-in in the lead-up to the referendum, a £630m deal with Scottish Widows. The UK’s ICI pension fund is closed, and sponsored by AkzoNobel.JLT Employee Benefits expects new pension fund risk transfer business in 2016 to match or exceed that of 2015, when more than £12bn in liabilities were insured either through buy-ins or buyouts.last_img read more

  • Antwerp Port Authority, FPIM Buy Stake in NxtPort

    first_imgThe Antwerp Port Authority and Belgian Federal Participation & Investment Company (FPIM) are to jointly acquire a stake in NxtPort, a digital data platform for the port community.As informed, the contribution by the new partners – Antwerp Port Authority 75%, FPIM 25% – takes the form of capital plus a subordinated loan, together totaling EUR 5.25 million (USD 6.23 million).“With our participation we seek to contribute towards the further development of NxtPort as an innovative data platform that will be a driver of logistical, maritime and industrial innovation in our port, as well as offering gains in efficiency,” Jacques Vandermeiren, Antwerp Port Authority CEO, commented. “Big data is the fuel of the future economy, it is an engine of growth and change. So we have to back it in a big way,” he continued.Data is a crucial factor in the development of smart logistics processes. All the players in these processes have relevant data but for too long this data has been inadequately shared, resulting in delays and other inefficiencies. As explained, the platform was set up to improve the digital processing of the supply chains.“With NxtPort we aim to make this data transparent for all players in the supply chain. In this way we along with the other port players can develop the port of the future, where digitisation opens the way to smart, cost-efficient logistics,” Daniel Lievens, CEO of NxtPort, said.As the new partner, Port Authority will among other things have a say in the development of digital applications for the general interest. “As a Port Authority we already have open, public data that can serve as input for the platform, so as to facilitate a smooth flow of the data. This should enable us to build a powerful digital ecosystem that will benefit the entire port community,” Vandermeiren further said. “Efficient logistics processes will also lead to more efficient use being made of the limited amount of space in the port. The demand for smooth handling and the constantly increasing freight volumes can only be satisfied through a combination of having enough space available and offering efficient logistics processes. So naturally we are tackling both of these aspects together,” he concluded.last_img read more