The Foo Fighters Welcome John Travolta And Chad Smith At Jones Beach [Video]

first_img[Video: instagram user @foofightersteam via @meboudin]Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer and longtime friend Grohl, also joined the band later in the show for a cover of the Faces “Stay With Me”.Foo Fighters w/ Chad Smith – “Stay With Me”[Video: themeboudin]Next up for the Foo Fighters is a pair of sold-out performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming summer tour shows, head to their website. Last night, both famed actor John Travolta and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith joined the Foo Fighters at Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.This was not the first time that Travolta has hopped onstage with the band. Back in April, during their headlining Welcome To Rockville show, the band had two very special guests line up for surprise appearances—John Travolta and Billy Idol. Travolta was watching Foo Fighters’ set from the side stage when Dave Grohl and company moved into a cover of the Grease classic “You’re The One That I Want”, a tune made famous by Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. After the out-of-left-field cover, Travolta emerged briefly to give Grohl a hug. Last night, the Foo Fighters again delivered a cover of the Grease classic “You’re The One That I Want”, with Travolta once again emerging onstage during the song, this time throwing down some of his epic dance moves from the 1978 film.Foo Fighters w/ John Travolta[Video: Mike Brunn]last_img read more

Cultivating female leadership in payments

10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While women have made great strides in achieving leadership roles in the financial services industry, there is much work yet to be done. Recent research from the Filene Research Institute found women comprise 25 percent of middle managers, 19 percent of senior leaders and only 2 percent of CEOs in the global financial services field. As a female leader, I feel a calling to help other women achieve similar opportunities.Recently, I had the honor of joining some of my fellow female leaders on a panel at the annual Card Forum & Expo. Our discussion highlighted career development for women and what can be done to encourage women to take on more career risk.There have been many studies confirming men are more inclined to take risks than women based on economic and evolutionary reasons. One study found gender differences were amplified even further under stress, concluding risk taking increases when men are under stress and decreases when women are under stress. There are actually gender differences in brain activity associated with evaluating risk and taking action. Knowing this, how can organizations use this to their advantage? Under stress, men and women working together would make smarter risk-taking decisions than either gender alone.Brain activity is not something we can change. What we can change is our actions. It is often the support and encouragement from others that can be the difference between women avoiding risk and tackling bigger and better career challenges. continue reading » read more

Jos Buttler prefers opening batting in T20 – but says it was his idea to move down the order in IPL | Cricket News

first_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement – 2:15 Delhi Capitals paceman Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history – 97mph – but Buttler ramped it for four, only to be castled by the South African next ball! Buttler is ready for the challenge of facing South African pace aces Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in England’s white-ball games against the Proteas Buttler will soon link up with England in South Africa for the T20I and ODI series against the Proteas, with the first of three T20Is taking place in Cape Town on November 27.The wicketkeeper-batsman will come up against two South African bowlers who starred for Delhi Capitals in the IPL – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.Rabada was the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 30 scalps, while Nortje bowled the fastest ball in IPL history to Buttler when Delhi faced Rajasthan in October, hitting 97.1mph.Buttler added: “Rabada has the ability to take the ball away from the right-hander. PositionInningsNot outsRunsHighest scoreAverageStrike-rateFifties England’s Jos Buttler says he feels he can make a bigger impact on T20 matches opening the batting – but that it was his idea to move into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the 2020 IPL Last Updated: 11/11/20 8:56pm The best of Buttler’s unbeaten 70 from 48 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL On slipping down the order, Buttler – who hit 328 runs in 13 innings this season with two fifties and a top-score of 70 not out – added: “It was a discussion and it probably came from myself saying I didn’t think our team had the right balance.“It felt like there were a couple of games we didn’t quite close out when we were in good positions. I felt like if we had had a bit more experience in that position then maybe we would have got over the line.“It was an offering, really, from myself to say ‘I haven’t had the runs I’d have liked at the top and I’m quite happy to move’. I thought for our team, it looked a better balance having a more experienced player in the middle.“I’d say [my form] was average, I guess – it pretty much mirrored the side. I had plenty of starts, felt I got in, but never really extended my innings.“I had a couple of decent knocks but with the expectations I put on myself, I didn’t get to where I wanted to be.” 3-1126653570no26.75134.761 – Advertisement – Speaking to Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports’ IPL Cricket Show, Buttler said: “I see it as bat wherever the team requires you to bat, and however the balance looks best in certain sides.“I do feel for myself – and I think 90 per cent of people who play T20 would say it as well – that the top of the order is the place to bat.“It’s where you face the most balls and where I think I can impact the game most. I think I have had more success at the top of the order and impacted more games in a positive way.” Jos Buttler says he prefers opening the batting in T20 cricket – but that it was his idea to move down the order for Rajasthan Royals during the 2020 IPL.England star Buttler began the tournament in an opening berth, a spot where he averages 40.62 in his IPL career with 10 fifties in 31 innings.However, the 30-year-old then slotted down into the middle, from where he averages 26.75 in 26 innings, after telling management that he felt his struggling side – who ended up finishing bottom of the IPL table on net run-rate – needed more experience later on in the innings.center_img 2:48 Buttler is ready for the challenge of facing South African pace aces Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje in England’s white-ball games against the Proteas Jos Buttler moved into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which he says was his idea
Jos Buttler moved into the middle order for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, which he says was his idea

Great Portland offers £96m for Pollen Estate

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House demands investigative audits on all state insurers

first_imgThe House of Representatives has called for the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to conduct investigative audits on state-owned insurers to assess their investment management.Members of House Commission VI, which oversees trade, industry and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), are especially eager for the BPK to conduct an investigative audit on state-owned pension insurance company PT Taspen and social insurer Asuransi Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia (Asabri). The move is meant to prevent the insurers from mismanaging their investments as they manage pension funds for civil servants, police, military and Defense Ministry employees.An audit differs from an investigation as the former assesses financial statements and forms independent opinions about them. Meanwhile,  an investigation is a comprehensive study of financial reports.  Topics : House Commission VI members are also calling for the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) to conduct a large-scale investigative audit on Taspen and Asabri, as well as other state-owned insurers, including PT Jasa Raharja, PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Jasindo), PT Asuransi Kredit Indonesia (Askrindo) and PT Reasuransi Indonesia Utama.The commission’s member from Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Evita Nursanty, said the House suggested that audits focus solely on the insurer’s investments to assess their prudence in managing their funds. “They are managing the public’s funds so they need to be able to manage it in a prudent manner and free from the interests of any parties,” she said.In the meantime, Taspen president director ANS Kosasih said he was confident that the company would pass the investigative audit smoothly as it had applied independent investment decisions based on the company’s analysis.“We also asked the BPK to conduct an annual audit on our earnings report to assure that our business is run according to the code of conduct,” Kosasih said.center_img Commission VI member Mukhtarudin from the Golkar Party also said on Wednesday that the move aimed to prevent the insurers from repeating mismanagement conducted by ailing state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya, which led to negative equity and the inability to pay its policyholders’ claims of Rp 17 trillion.The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) last month instructed the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the country’s bourse authorities to block 800 securities accounts as it investigated Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement, having named five people suspects, including three former Jiwasraya executives and two business tycoons allegedly involved in the corruption case.Although Asabri could still pay for its claims, its investment mismanagement led the state firm and the government to suffer losses of around Rp 10 trillion.“The government has to intervene to prevent the same thing from happening again. So, I’m suggesting that Taspen and Asabri undergo investigative audits just like Jiwasraya,” Mukhtarudin said during a hearing with state-owned insurers in Jakarta.last_img read more

Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives by: – May 1, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Hon. Gloria ShillingfordOne government minister has underscored the importance of and issued a call to citizens to ensure that their elderly relatives are properly cared for and not left as the sole responsibility of the state.Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Minister Gloria Shillingford told a national consultation organized by the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) on Monday that families who have disabled elderly relatives should play a greater role in assisting them.The DAPD ended its public education campaign drive with a national consultation to garner support from the public in their quest to urge the government to ratify United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.Shillingford made particular reference to Article 9 of that Convention which alludes to accessibility for people with disabilities by “enabling them to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life”.She appealed to citizens to treat their elderly relatives with the respect and dignity which they deserve. “I wish to single out the elderly among us who acquire disabilities associated with age and illness. I am therefore appealing to families to take care of their elderly; cherish them, love them and ensure that they enjoy their latter days in the comfort and dignity which they deserve”.According to Shillingford, although the government has initiated a program to ensure that its elderly citizens are cared for, family members should provide the love, care and attention which all humans require.“I urge them not to leave their elderly to the government’s Yes We Care Program only or the Dominica Infirmary, mindful that they deserve a better life”.She noted that the families should work in partnership with the government to ensure that their loved ones receive the best care possible.“Let me quickly say that the government’s Yes We Care Program is a program of partnership with the families all aimed at giving back to our elderly persons who in their productive years made a significant contribution to national development”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more

Iheanacho Ready to Fight for Place at Man City

first_img“Sergio Aguero and Gabriel [Jesus] are really really great players that we need in our team. As a young player, I’m happy playing alongside these fantastic players because I learn and get better every day.“It’s a big thing for my career to compete with these players. I’m okay with the way things are going and I wish Gabriel a quick recovery to return and help the team.”Iheanacho scored 14 times and produced seven assists last season even though 25 of his 36 appearances were as a substitute. That feat saw him finish as City’s third-highest scorer in all competitions, behind Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.At international level, Iheanacho has scored five goals in eight appearances for Nigeria since making his senior debut against Swaziland in November 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says he is ready to fight for his place in the team, amidst competition from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. The Nigeria international, 20, has scored seven goals this season but has found first-team chances harder to come by than during his debut campaign.Despite only five Premier League starts this season, Iheanacho welcomes the extra competition and insists he is improving by playing alongside great players.“I cannot pretend that I don’t hear what people back home [in Nigeria] say about my lack of regular football but I will continue to fight,” Iheanacho told BBC Sport. “I don’t worry about those comments. All I need to do is to keep working, keep doing well and keep improving every day.last_img read more

Hidden camera found in St. Mary’s Medical Center bathroom, WPB police investigate

first_imgAn investigation into how a hidden camera was placed in a bathroom at St. Mary’s Medical Center is underway.West Palm Beach Police recovered the small hidden camera from an employee bathroom at the hospital on Oct. 3.Police found digital images on the camera, and have shared the pictures in hopes that someone will recognize them and help identify who placed the camera in the West Palm Beach hospital’s bathroom.The images do not match any of the bathrooms at St. Mary’s, and police do not have any other information at this time.“As soon as we discovered the camera, we notified the police. “The hospital said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with their investigation, and we have notified all employees who work in the area where the camera was found.”Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.“You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.”last_img read more

Westport Winery Wins 2015 Best of the Northwest Wine Tour

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWinemaker Dana Roberts gives a Backstage Wimemaker’s Tour at Westport Winery. Photo by Mike CoverdaleFor the fifth time Westport Winery won the King 5 Evening Magazine Best of the Northwest Competition. This time they won the Best Wine Tour category. The fun and interesting Backstage Winemaker’s Tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. with Director of Winemaking Dana Roberts. Additionally, guests are invited to do their own self-guided tour every day through the winery’s many display gardens that include over 40 sculptures by local artists. Extensive signage is provided to make this a truly memorable and fulfilling experience.When you visit be sure to explore the resort’s unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. You will see why Westport Winery was voted Best of the Northwest Wine Tour and Destination.Westport Winery Garden Resort’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the resort. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery, bakery and gardens, are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more