Gary Clark Jr. has just released a new music video for his bluesy and dark rendition of The Beatles’ beloved number “Come Together”, which will be featured on the soundtrack for the new DC/Warner Bros. film, Justice League, which is due out on November 17th. The new music video for Clark’s cover of “Come Together” contains never-before-seen footage from the film—including footage of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Amazon Warrior, and Steppenwolf—and riffs off the theme of the superheroes, frequently featuring lo-fi filters and comic book-esque shots throughout.Listen To Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, & Gary Clark Jr.’s Reinterpretation Of Neil Young’s “Ohio”Clark has previously spoken about his love of various superhero franchises, telling Airows, “Batman is my favorite superhero of all time. My mother had this black robe that I thought would be amazing for a cape. I ran around my neighborhood telling everybody I was Batman. Jump off my roof holding the cape thinking that I would fly and then just hit the ground.”Eric Clapton Invites Gary Clark Jr. To Close Night Two At Madison Square Garden [Videos]Gary Clark Jr. originally debuted his take on The Beatles’ “Come Together” during a previous performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and will perform the tune once again this Thursday during his appearance on Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch the sweet new video for Clark’s haunting take on the classic song below.
When Elisa New first picked up her great-grandfather Jacob Levy’s entrancing and ornate carved cane, she immediately sensed the unfolding journey on which she would embark.New, an English professor at Harvard, had long been curious about her Jewish family’s origins in coming to America. But it was Levy’s cane — with its mysterious initials, names of foreign towns, and provocative question-mark shape — that compelled New to travel as far as Lithuania and as close as Baltimore in her home state of Maryland to research the past and narrate her discoveries in her book “Jacob’s Cane” (2009).Over the course of a decade, New said, she made “multiple trips … to London, the Baltics, and to other places that became part of the book’s story, from World War II battlefields in Belgium and France to the tobacco fields of North Carolina, and to Israel.”Among her familial revelations was that Levy hailed not from Austria, but from Lithuania, coming to Baltimore in 1884 as a businessman selling preshrunk fabric for clothing; and that her great-great-uncle Bernhard Baron was a cigarette magnate at the turn of the 20th century. A richly woven saga of American and Jewish histories, “Jacob’s Cane” also traverses the storied past of big tobacco, the Industrial Revolution, and New’s relatives killed in the Holocaust.New was awed by her many discoveries, which, she said, “connected my own individual family to currents of history in a way I hadn’t imagined possible.”“The international tobacco trade; the American struggles for the dignity of working people that gave us socialism and the labor movement, which inspired some to invent labor-saving devices and others to run for public office; the European Enlightenment with its manifold implications for ordinary persons in Europe; the terrible wars of the 20th century; America’s rituals of democracy: these large ideas and movements were all reflected in the lives of my own individual family,” said New.Though claiming she was “never very good at telling stories,” the newfound author is thrilled to pass these tales along, to her own family and beyond.“Learning to tell a historical story in a way that readers could appreciate is in some way what I’m proudest of,” said New. “Researching this book made clear to me that my family — that all families — belong to history and that history is all around us.”
News WriterThis week, Saint Mary’s College Straight and Gay Alliance (SAGA) will be hosting Pride Week in celebration of the LGBTQ community.Sophomore coordinator Bridget Venard said Pride Week is an opportunity for Saint Mary’s students to support friends who identify as LGBTQ.“[Pride Week’s] purpose is to remind people that it’s hard to be of a different sexual orientation in our society, but that you should still be proud of it,” Venard said. “[Sexual orientation] shouldn’t be something that could set you back. … It’s celebrating that community and making our presence known that, yes, there are gay people on our campus, [and] not everyone is the same.”Venard said Pride Week gives allies a chance to become more educated about the LGBTQ community as well. A panel discussion on Tuesday at 7 p.m. will allow students to hear about current events from different perspectives.“It’s another chance to celebrate diversity and equality here on campus,” senior coordinator Hayley Miller said.Venard said SAGA is offering a variety of activities for students to celebrate the LGBTQ community, including a community outreach with the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana.The purpose of Pride Week is to make students, no matter what their sexual orientation, aware of the organizations and clubs, like SAGA, that are available to support students and build a better community, Venard said.“We often live in a binary where you are either one or the other, or you don’t talk and celebrate how we are different,” Venard said. “You don’t have to be gay to be in the club; you can just come to the club and learn from our events and try to think about it in a different way. As a liberal arts school, we try to learn in different ways, [and] it’s very important let people know that people identify in different ways.”After overcoming obstacles within the club, senior coordinator Brookelin Propes said she is looking forward to seeing the impact of Pride Week.“We worked so hard, so I’m excited to watch it all come together,” Propes said. “Hopefully [we] see a lot of people come out to the events we have created.”Venard said she is looking forward to the week ahead because of the personal connections that will be made on campus.“I really value this week in that it creates personal connections among people,” Venard said. “This week is meant to empower people to be proud of who they are and speak out and represent their identity if they choose so.”Miller said she believes this week will be rewarding because of the many signatures already on the Pride Week banner, which is available for signing in the Noble Family Dining Hall.“We had to overcome a lot of obstacles to put this week on, so the fact that we have so many signatures on the banner already is rewarding,” Miller said. “It’s something we believe, and we want others to believe in us as well.” Tags: LGBTQ, Pride Week
In today’s turbulent environment, every organization – including financial institutions – is susceptible to disruption.Disruptive innovation is an intuitive concept, mostly because we’ve seen the recent casualties of disruption: Kodak, Blockbuster, Borders and Blackberry. Most of us want to avoid a similar fate ourselves, or better yet, reap the benefits associated with being the disruptor. Netflix, Amazon and Apple are prime examples. Disruptive innovation – or avoiding it – is now a widely embraced business imperative.The biggest competitive threats no longer come from within the industry. They’re the emerging players, technologies and alternative business models that seemingly crop up from out of nowhere.In the payments industry, there are numerous potential disruptions on the horizon that ride the trends of peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and fund raising. Companies like Lending Club, Indiegogo and GoFundMe tap into these trends and are starting to chip away at traditional models. Mobile payment platforms and alternative currencies like Bitcoin also create entirely new consumer experiences around transactions and represent cracks in the tried and true business models of yesterday. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Skip Ad Full Screen Coming Next Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures Everton (a), Watford (a), Crystal Palace (h), Wolves (a), Leicester (a), Brighton (h), Burnley (a) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE SPONSORED Mesut Ozil has started Arsenal’s last four games in all competitions (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s top four ambitions were boosted on Monday night as a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United at the Emirates propelled them into third place in the Premier League table with just a handful of games remaining.Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette were enough to extend Arsenal’s winning run at home in the Premier League to ten games and a there is a growing sense of optimism that Unai Emery can deliver Champions League football next season.Having played the role of underdogs in the race to finish in the top four for much of the season, Arsenal are now in pole position to do just that having clambered two points above a Tottenham side in freefall.AdvertisementAdvertisementImpressive as Arsenal’s recent results have been, though, there are concerns amongst the club’s supporters that their iffy away form could yet prove to be their undoing. Of Arsenal’s seven remaining Premier League games, five are to be played away and Emery himself acknowledged that improvements are required beyond the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Oliver Young-MylesSaturday 6 Apr 2019 11:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link by Metro Why Mesut Ozil is crucial to fixing Arsenal’s dreadful away form Bernd Leno is yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet away from the Emirates (Getty Images)While Arsenal have kept seven clean sheets and conceded only 12 goals at the Emirates – only Liverpool and Chelsea (both ten) have let in fewer at home in the Premier League this season – they have shipped 27 away from home, a difference of 1.22 goals per game.Remarkably, they haven’t kept a single clean sheet away this season from 14 attempts, even conceding to notoriously goal-shy Huddersfield as well as a doomed Fulham team.European strugglesArsenal’s problems away haven’t been solely restricted to domestic duties either. Although they secured group stage victories against limited opponents Vorskla in Russia, Qarabag in Azerbaijan and a slightly better Sporting team in Portugal, they have since lost twice from two Europa League knockout games.AdvertisementAdvertisementA 1-0 defeat to BATE Borisov in Belarus was humiliating given the chasm in finances and quality between the two teams, while a 3-1 reverse to Ligue 1 mid-table side Stade Rennais left the Gunners in a precarious position to reach the quarter-finals prior to their 3-0 win in the return.Much has been made of Arsenal’s favourable end of season run-in due to the fact they will not have to play any of their top-six rivals, yet defeats against BATE and Rennes show that they cannot afford to underestimate any side on their travels. Arsenal were left stunned by BATE Borisov in Belarus (Getty Images) Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Skip 1/1 Although it is undoubtedly a bonus that they will not have to face a direct rival, there are potential banana skin fixtures that could trip Arsenal up. Everton have won two and drawn one of the previous five meetings between the two clubs at Goodison Park and are in decent form having enjoyed back-to-back 2-0 victories over Chelsea and West Ham.Watford beat Arsenal 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and are a stronger side this term, Wolves have been beaten only three times in 12 games against top-six opponents this season, Leicester are on a good run under Brendan Rodgers and Burnley rank sixth for Premier League points won in 2019.How can Emery rectify Arsenal’s away form?Arsenal’s previous away game in the Premier League was actually one of their better performances this season as only a Hugo Lloris penalty save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in injury time denied them all three points in the north London derby at Wembley.That encouraging display could form the basis for Emery’s tactical thinking beyond the Emirates for the remainder of the campaign considering Arsenal not only stifled Tottenham’s attack with relative comfort but also carried a major threat going forward.AdvertisementEmery has been criticised at times for adopting too pragmatic an approach in games away from home particularly through sacrificing one or two of his more creative midfielders and one of his major strikers in favour of greater solidity in midfield.In the 3-2 defeat to Southampton at St Mary’s in December, all three of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were named on the substitutes’ bench with the more industrious pairing of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan supplementing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front. Read More / Speaking after the Newcastle win, Emery challenged his players to find the same consistency on their travels as they have in N7, yet how will he instigate a turnaround in their performances on the road? 1 min. story Video Settings Read More Arsenal have turned the Emirates into a fortress, winning their last ten Premier League games at home (Getty Images)Arsenal home form vs away formHome comforts play a big part in football and in general, teams are expected to pick up more points in their own stadium than elsewhere. Of the 20 teams in the Premier League this season, only Crystal Palace have won a greater proportion of their points away (20) than at home (16).Nevertheless, picking up points on the road is vital to a team’s overall success and Arsenal’s record away from home contrasts starkly with that of their top-six rivals. While Liverpool, Spurs, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea (in that order) occupy the top five places in the Premier League away table, Arsenal are down in tenth. Comment Top articles PLAY Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil have performed well in tandem in recent weeks (Getty Images)Ramsey and Ozil were both absent from the starting XI for January’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium too and although Lacazette was partnered with Aubameyang up front on that occasion, the pair were desperately short of meaningful service, conjuring up one shot on target between them.Having predominantly selected two defensive-minded central midfield players for the majority of the campaign, Emery made a bold decision to include all four of Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil and Ramsey from the start against Manchester United and Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners.Crow-barring Arsenal’s four best attacking players into the same line-up on that occasion worked well with Ramsey’s movement, Ozil’s creativity and the ruthlessness of Aubameyang and Lacazette’s partnership up front all causing havoc. Sead Kolasinac’s bursts down the left flank have also provided added thrust to Arsenal’s attacking moves in the second half of the season.Although Emery has a tendency to embrace the pragmatic side of the game, Arsenal are unquestionably a better side going forward than they are at defending their own goal and it is debatable that they have the players to grind out victories away from home.AdvertisementWith the firepower that Arsenal possesses, they should be confident of out-scoring all seven of their remaining opponents. Achieve that and Arsenal will be assured of Champions League football next season.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors About Connatix V67539 How Arsenal’s home form contrasts with their away form (Metro)In fact, Arsenal’s total points (19) away from home is fewer than Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Wolves. That Arsenal could leapfrog all of those teams with a win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday doesn’t detractt from their poor overall record. Such a result would still have them six points away from Chelsea in fifth.Arsenal haven’t had much of an issue finding the net in their away fixtures with their average of 1.85 goals per game not too far removed from their home total of 2.29 per game, however, their respective defensive records are vastly different. 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3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsThe formal lounge features a fireplace, timber flooring and plantation shutters.Other features of the home include the spacious master bedroom with an ensuite, a “his and hers” vanity, double shower, walk-in robe and fan light.Mrs Charlton said the kitchen area overlooked the salt water swimming pool, which was where many memories were made when the kids were younger.“We spent a lot of time in the pool especially when the kids were little,” she said. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsFor Bridgeman Downs resident Wendy Charlton, the time has come to downsize from her six-bedroom property.With five-bedrooms and a granny flat/studio to the side of the home, Mrs Charlton said she was looking to move to a smaller property at the Sunshine Coast. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsMrs Charlton said the property, on a 1331sq m block, had undergone renovations at three different times. “We slowly built it up to be a bigger home,” Mrs Charlton said.The renovations have included adding a wraparound veranda and doors which lead out to that area.The bathrooms, laundry and kitchen have all had a makeover.The home has multiple living areas, separated living, a huge kitchen, swimming pool, tennis court, boat house and workshop. 3 Flametree Street, Bridgeman DownsMrs Charlton, who is retired, bought the home, at 3 Flametree St, Bridgeman Downs, 18 years ago and described the build as “very solid”.“Our two kids have grown up and moved out of home, so the timing is right,” she said.“It’s been a very lovely family home.“I’d love to see a young family buy it and enjoy it.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019She said she loved the peace and quiet around the area, and the outlook to the mountains (Mt Nebo).
Sparking the uncertainty is the news that the UK government plans to consult next year on proposals either to slight RPI with CPIH at some point between 2025 and 2030 or leave the matter to 2030 when the UK Statistics Authority can take the decision on its own account.The government move follows the publication in January of a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report, Measuring Inflation, addressing the future of RPI.Andrew Mandley, a UK IAS 19 specialist with Willis Towers Watson, added: “The big issue to watch for is whether companies reduce the assumed gap between RPI and CPI for this year end.“The numbers we are talking about in the accounts are potentially very big numbers”Simon Robinson, consultant actuary at Deloitte“Looking at the 30 September accounts we have seen so far, some companies have stuck with a 1% difference, but others have reduced it to a 0.8% gap. I expect we will see a similar pattern in the year-end reports, too.”In terms of the financial impact, Mandley said it all depends on “how much of your pension liability is linked to each of RPI and CPI inflation. But if you think about a 0.2% change in inflation assumptions, potentially you could be talking 2-4% of the DBO.”Simon Robinson, a consultant actuary with Deloitte, added: “The numbers we are talking about in the accounts are potentially very big numbers and could be as extreme as a reduction of 20% of the gross liability.”He also warned that a sponsor with a net asset position of £100m could end up in a deficit situation simply if they had hedged their inflation exposure because of the impact of the change on the asset side.On the issue of diversity in practice, LCP partner Tim Marklew told IPE: “The FRC hasn’t opined on any particular course of action.“We have sat down with all the major auditors and they have slightly different views. Some are quite conservative and their approach is to carry on as before, and others see the September announcement as a reason for firms to re-evaluate how they set inflation assumptions.”Meanwhile, it has emerged that it is unclear whether DB sponsors will uniformly adopt a so-called initial addition to the CMI 2018 to reflect the fact that those with access to DB provision tend to lead more affluent lifestyles than the wider population on average.Mandley said: “The introduction of the CMI 2018 has meant changes to some of the parameters underlying that model. In particular, less smoothing of the downturn in the rate of mortality improvement this decade produces lower life expectancy figures than in previous version, CMI 2017. On it’s own this could reduce the calculated DBO by 1% to 3%.”“The FRC hasn’t opined on any particular course of action”Tim Marklew, partner at LCPHe explained that those sponsors that opt to include the new initial addition “could find that there is little change to their overall mortality outcome and hence little change to their DBO.”In a statement addressing both inflation and mortality assumptions, an FRC spokesperson told IPE: “The two matters you raise are technical issues relating to Defined Benefit pension provision which do not come under the supervision of the FRC.” Three of the UK’s leading pensions consultancies have warned that uncertainty over the way defined-benefit (DB) pension plan sponsors should set their inflation and mortality assumptions under International Accounting Standard 19, Employee Benefits (IAS 19), could lead to substantial diversity in practice this year-end.In particular, sponsors are reportedly struggling with whether they should factor in the UK government’s announcement on 4 September over plans to consult on a move from the Retail Prices Index to the Consumer Prices Index as the basis for measuring inflation.IPE has also learned there is similar uncertainty over the transition adjustment from the Continuous Mortality Investigation 2017 to the latest 2018 model.Lane Clark Peacock partner Alex Waite said: “Some people take the announcement as implying that RPI will no longer exist in its current form in a decade’s time and we will effectively all use CPI. Alternatively, there is another view that nothing really changed on 4 September.”
Tweet Matthew James A Formula One fan has had his wish of a new bionic hand fulfilled after a plucky letter to boss of the Mercedes GP Petronas team, Ross Brawn.Matthew James, a 14 year old from Wokingham in Berkshire, was born without a left hand.He was fitted with a bionic version which he described as “like a claw”.His dream was for a more sophisticated device, but they cost tens of thousands of pounds and are not available on the NHS.Matthew had his eye on an i-Limb Pulse from Touch Bionics, a firm in Scotland. His family had raised some money, but nowhere near the £30,000 needed.He decided to ask Ross Brawn for help after the F1 boss visited Reading School.In a letter, Matthew offered to have his hand sponsored by Mercedes in exchange for help.Matthew was invited for a tour round the Mercedes factory, while a member of the F1 team got in touch with Touch Bionics.The two organisations agreed to share technology which is used in both the cars and the bionic arm. As part of the deal, the £25,000 fee to fit the hand and train Matthew to use it was waived. Mercedes is helping to fundraise the rest.Matthew said his old hand was “a simple open and close mechanism, like a claw” while the new one “has five individual motors in each finger and therefore each finger can move individually”.The arm was fitted on Friday and he is still getting used to it, but can already open jars and carry cups of tea.“Unfortunately there’s one downside to it, I’m having to do more chores,” he said.Ross Brawn said: “Matthew’s letter to the team was very touching.“Meeting Matthew, and hearing firsthand how the new device would improve his quality of life, was a pleasure and I am delighted that our initial contact has now led to such a positive conclusion.”BBC News Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle F1 team grants teenager hand wish by: – August 15, 2011 Share 20 Views no discussions Share
Tweet Share LocalNews Public Works employees demonstrate for unpaid wages by: – November 18, 2011 Mr Thomas Letang (in the middle) demonstrating with members of his union. See photo gallery below)The employees of Public Works Corporation have staged another demonstration for delayed salary payments and salary deduction among other reasons.This morning, staff members along with union representatives were seen outside the Public Works Corporation’s office on Goodwill Road with placards demonstrating their concerns.General Secretary of the Public Service Union, Thomas Letang told reporters that they believe they have done everything humanly possible yet salary payment and deductions are delayed causing embarrassing and stressful situations for his union members.“We continue to experience the situation where people are working and not being paid fortnights upon fortnights they are not being paid and month end comes and month end goes and people do not get their salaries. We have done everything that we could do to really sick an amicable solution to these problems but it appears to us that some people are just not concerned as to what is happening at the Public Works Corporation; how employees are being seriously affected, you can look at some of the placards and they tell a story that they are not being paid and they cannot provide for themselves, they cannot provide for their families, a lot of uncertainty surrounds their jobs, we see projects going on and the corporation they are not getting work,” he said.A major concern for the employees of the corporation is that they believe they are being sidelined while other contractors are awarded contracts for ongoing road works and this places them at a disadvantage.According to Letang by staging this protest the employees are sending a clear message to the authority that enough is enough.“What you are seeing here this morning is just to send a clear message that we are fed up, that we want to work, that the employees have their commitments to the bank and at the end of the day some of them cannot meet those commitments, they have additional interest to pay, some of them are being threatened by legal action by some of the institutions and some of them they walk into the banks and institutions and cannot get a loan because nobody knows when their deductions are going to be made. Some of them they have insurance policies and you have to understand what that means; if you’re not paying your premium it means that your insurance can be cancelled, you get sick and believe that you are covered and you are not covered so therefore the problems are many and we believe that this morning we are just beginning, I repeat, we are beginning to send a message.”Here are a few photographs of this morning’s protest: [nggallery id=89]Letang also reported that he is “very happy that the members have decided to stand up, that they are fully behind the union and they are ready and the union is behind them 110%”.Meantime a female employee of the corporation says that protest should not be seen as a political one but as a protest over money issues and that they sacrificed their salaries for the implementation of an Asphalt Plant which has not brought any revenue to the corporation.“I love the prime minister, I put him there but I need my money. It is not a political issue it is a money issue for the public works workers and we are not getting work to do so we need work we need money. The monthly workers have not yet been paid for October and the fortnight workers haven’t drawn a fortnight. We sacrifice our salary to make asphalt for the Chinese to do the road and the Chinese refuse our asphalt that is our problem. I wouldn’t say that we are being betrayed by the government but we need our money; we have children to send to school, we have our bills to pay like everybody so we need our money,” she said.She further explained that there have been instances where the government has assisted vendors during the off-season while employees who have worked are unpaid.“When the tourist boats don’t come for two months the prime minister is paying the people, we work we’re not getting paid – we need our money. When the hurricane passed and it destroyed the vendors thing in the market, the prime minister giving them money we work – we want our money.”Another employee explained that the corporation is not receiving enough projects to make it a viable entity and that the government has left them in the cold.“We’re not getting paid on time and not getting viable projects so that Public Works can be a viable entity. Public Works is struggling right now because a lot of projects going on all around the country but where is Public Works? Public Works is a government institution. They have left us in the cold to fend for ourselves and yet we are government, that is not right and we are saying that we need to be treated better than that and we need viable projects so that we can be a viable entity,” he said.The union representative did not indicate what their strategy is moving forward, but he did indicate that they have exhausted all means to get the matter resolved and are at a point where they believe that they have had enough unfair treatment.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 12 Views no discussions Share Share
He was brought to the Kabankalan City policestation, where he was detained and charged./PN BACOLOD City – Suspected shabu valued ataround P200,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2, KabankalanCity, Negros Occidental. Alfredo Bustamante III, 40, yielded thesuspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Prior to his arrest, Bustamanteallegedly sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover officer around 9:45 p.m. onDec. 17.