The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival raged on yesterday, with dozens of performances and a headlining set from Pearl Jam. Never one to disappoint their fans, Pearl jam was given a full two and a half hour set on the Acura Stage, allowing them to stretch their legs and play one of their classic monster sets.Despite being a few shows into the tour, Pearl Jam continues to pull new tricks out of their sleeve. After opening with “State of Love and Trust,” the band broke into their first performance of “Arms Aloft” (A Joe Strummer cover) since June 30th, 2012. Of course, classics like “Better Man” and “Alive” made appearances, as well as a cover of The Who’s “The Real Me” with a horn section that included Skerik and more.Watch below, courtesy of Space City Shows 2:The final song of the night, however, was the biggest treat of them all. The band has had Neil Young’s “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” in tight rotation, but they called upon Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer for this particular rendition. RHCP will perform at Jazz Fest tonight.Watch great video of the performance below, courtesy of Space City Shows 2:Check out the full setlist here.
By Dialogo April 01, 2012 Bogotá’s Mayor Gustavo Petro, center, alongside Army General Gabriel Pinilla, left, and Police Colonel Hermilson Orozco, announces the implementation of a three-month trial ban on carrying weapons in public in Colombia’s capital. The ban started on February 1 and ran through May 1, 2012, to determine if homicides were reduced in the capital. Source: The Associated Press
By Yuri Hernandez/Diálogo May 12, 2019 As the political and humanitarian calamity Venezuela continues, evidence of illicit activities conducted by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the country has become apparent, Nicolas Maduro has maintained a close relationship with Hezbollah and has empowered Hezbollah financially. According to Venezuela’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarré, appointed by Interim President Juan Guaidó, Hezbollah is operating in Venezuelan territory and has become “an important center of global terrorism.” He warned that this “threat” of foreign interference “is not limited to Venezuelan borders, and is spreading across the American continent, and the Western Hemisphere.” During a session of the Permanent Council of the OAS, Tarré stated that Venezuela has become “a destabilizing factor for the peace of the entire region,” and the need to analyze “the role of external actors” in the South American country. He pointed out that Venezuela also “has become involved in external conflicts such as that of Syria, in activities against the existence of the State of Israel, and a very privileged relationship with Iran.” Tarré declared that “We also know of the existence of training and identity supply centers for Hezbollah terrorists, of the Islamic State, known by its acronym in English as ISIS, which have made Venezuela an important center of world terrorism.” Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, has been increasingly targeted by U.S. sanctions. In a recent interview with Fox Business Network, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said “People don’t recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America.” According to a an article published by the New York Times May 2nd, Tareck El Aissami, a former vice president of Venezuela, who is now Mr. Maduro’s industry minister and one of Mr. Maduro’s closest confidants, has also been the target of wide-ranging investigations by his own country’s intelligence agency into his ties to the criminal underworld. Moreover, the article says Mr. El Aissami and his father, Carlos Zaidan El Aissami, a Syrian immigrant who had worked with Hezbollah on return visits to his country, were involved in a plan to train Hezbollah members in Venezuela, “with the aim of expanding intelligence networks throughout Latin America and at the same time working in drug trafficking.” Phillip Smyth, a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said Hezbollah’s financiers “have integrated themselves into [the Venezuelan] government in a variety of different ways.” “Everyone is kind of getting a cut from the apparatus. So, it wouldn’t shock me if there are reverberations down to Hezbollah’s finance network. The way [the U.S.] Treasury has done this is they’ve targeted certain individuals that are kind of key brokers of the Hezbollah money, so it will have its effect,” he told VOA. Smyth said “Ideologically speaking, [Maduro] has thrown his lot in with groups like Hezbollah and with the Iranians. They have the same motivations, which are anti-American.” U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command, told the U.S. Senate Armed Services recently that Iran’s “proxy Lebanese Hezbollah maintains facilitation networks throughout the region that cache weapons and raise funds, often via drug trafficking and money laundering.”
Today, most ACH payments are settled on the next business day, but changes are coming that will enable ACH Originators the option of same-day processing to accounts at any receiving financial institution (RDFI). That day is right around the corner – is your Credit Union ready?Currently, the standard settlement period for ACH transactions is one or two business days after processing. According to the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), the Same Day ACH: Moving Payments Faster Rule (Rule) will be implemented in three phases:Phase 1, effective September 23, 2016 (only credit entries with funds available at end of RDFI processing day);Phase 2, effective September 15, 2017 (credit and debit entries with funds available at end of RDFI processing day);Phase 3, effective March 16, 2018 (RDFIs will be required to provide funds availability for same-day credits no later than 5:00 p.m. at the RDFI’s local time.).Phase 1 starts with same-day credits. This is viewed by many as a good way to gain initial experience processing same-day ACH transactions. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A UK High Court judge has overturned the decision by the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman offering compensation to trustees after out-of-date data was used in a scheme’s levy calculation.The case refers to the West of England Ship Owners Insurance Services Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme’s 2010-11 Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy, when failure-score provider Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) used dated accounts to calculate a failure score.The scheme’s sponsor is West of England Insurance Services, based in Luxembourg, with D&B’s local office charged with collecting the data used in failure-score calculations.However, D&B Luxembourg only used the accounts for the scheme sponsor up to 2007, on the premise trustees must submit up-to-date accounts. This resulted in the scheme’s 2010-11 levy being significantly higher than anticipated or required given sponsor guarantees and its risk of insolvency.After the trustees asked the PPF to reduce the levy using the current accounts and contingent assets, the lifeboat fund said it could not retrospectively change the score provided by D&B.After appealing the PPF’s decision to the Deputy Ombudsman, in February 2013 it was ruled that the PPF did have the right to make amendments to a score after it had been produced.The PPF was ordered to remove any interest payments on the delayed levy and provide £10,000 (€12,000) to the trustees for legal costs.However, taking the case to the High Court, the lifeboat scheme won its appeal against the Ombudsman’s decision.The court ruled the PPF did not have discretion to amend a failure score, or ask D&B to revise its score if calculated in its ordinary course of business.It said there was no scope in the levy determination for the PPF to depart from a failure score provided by D&B, and that it was not unreasonable for the PPF to set stringent rules in levy determination, some of which the trustees failed on.It was also not the PPF’s responsibility to consider whether D&B’s failure-score calculation was fair.A lawyer acting for the trustees said that, while it was helpful the PPF’s powers were clarified, the end result for trustees was a levy that could not be based on a sponsor’s true risk of insolvency.Lesley Browning, partner at law firm Norton Rose Fullbright, said: “Trustees and scheme employers must be careful to ensure D&B has up-to-date financial information at the relevant time.“It will be interesting to see how Experian’s appointment, and the proposal that a bespoke failure-score system will be developed, will affect trustees and employers.”Experian is expected to replace D&B as the PPF’s failure-score provider for the 2014-15 levy, providing a bespoke score system, details of which have been beset by delays.Nick Griggs, partner at consultancy Barnett Waddingham, said the case should act as a timely warning that data issues arising from the switch to Experian needed to be identified and addressed.”The issues are not directly related, but there is a clear parallel,” he said.Commenting on the case, a PPF spokesman said the lifeboat fund was pleased with the decision, as it underlined its approach to using the failure score.“It also underlines how important it is for all levy payers to engage with our insolvency risk provider to make sure they have all of the information,” he said. “This particularly remains the case when we move to a new insolvency risk provider.”
NewsHub 2 May 2019Family First Comment: Interesting comments in the drug discussion, and concerns around “police discretion” related to the anti-smacking law!“Police discretion in law has been contentious, particularly when it was included in former Green MP Sue Bradford’s controversial child discipline bill which was passed in Parliament in 2007. Police have been accused of too often referring child abuse cases through to the court to decide, rather than applying the discretion available, because of the sensitivity around family violence cases. New Zealand lawyer Mai Chen has pointed out in a legal analysis that the police discretion section of the 2007 anti-smacking law provides “little to no guidance as to how police should exercise its discretion”. Similar concerns were raised at the select committee on drug law reform, with Police Association President Chris Cahill saying there needed to be wider debate within the public.”Paula Bennett has asked the Government if proposed drug law reforms are to appease the Green Party’s “incessant desire” for decriminalisation.Bennett, the deputy National Party leader and spokesperson for drug reform, took aim at the Government in Parliament on Thursday over submissions made at select committee.MPs were told on Wednesday that changes proposed in the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill would essentially decriminalise all drugs and make it difficult for police to prosecute for drug possession.Bennett asked the Government why the Bill “codifies police discretion”, and suggested that it may have been included to appease the Green Party’s “incessant desire to decriminalise drugs”.The Green Party has shown strong support for drug decriminalisation. The party’s spokesperson on drug law reform, Chlöe Swarbrick, has said it’s time for “evidence-based policy” that “prioritises compassion”.Filling in for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters told Bennett police discretion can be found “in a great number” of our laws, and said “we don’t want to dispute with a bunch of Philadelphia lawyers on the other side”.Police discretion in law has been contentious, particularly when it was included in former Green MP Sue Bradford’s controversial child discipline bill which was passed in Parliament in 2007.Police have been accused of too often referring child abuse cases through to the court to decide, rather than applying the discretion available, because of the sensitivity around family violence cases.New Zealand lawyer Mai Chen has pointed out in a legal analysis that the police discretion section of the 2007 anti-smacking law provides “little to no guidance as to how police should exercise its discretion”.Similar concerns were raised at the select committee on drug law reform, with Police Association President Chris Cahill saying there needed to be wider debate within the public.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/05/government-accused-of-appeasing-greens-incessant-desire-to-decriminalise-drugs.html
Lena Patrick Delap, 98, of Milan passed away Tuesday in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Magoffin county Kentucky to Rilda and O.M. Patrick on April 23, 1918, and was married on April 23, 1936 to Alvin Delap who preceded her in death in April of 1987. Lena was also preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, and parents. She is survived by one son Robert Alvin Delap of Moores Hill; two daughters Judy Bridewell of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Linda (Andy) Barenscheer of Milan; nine grandchildren– LeAnn Wafford, Tara (Chuck) Hagy, Tina (Mark) Mazuk, Malinda (James) Jones, Susannah (Stephen) Scott, Timothy (Brittany) Barenscheer, Robert (Stacey) Delap, Jonathan Delap, David Brown, Kelly Bridewell, Tracey Bridewell. She is also survived by sixteen great grandchildren– Patrick, Mindi, Joel, and Jeremiah Wafford; Abigail, Emma, Ellie, and Josie Hagy; Randal, Gracey, and Jacob Mazuk; Molly, Zachary, and Andrew Jones; Silas Scott, and Callen Barenscheer. She was a loving and caring mother who was dedicated to her family. She loved her picturesque country home spending endless time enjoying early mornings picking blackberries, tending to her garden, piecing quilts for her family, and preparing delicious homemade goods. Some might think this was a simple life, but to her it was everything. Blessed with a listening and sympathetic ear, and love for her family made it inviting to sit on the swing and listen to her calm and reassuring ways. It was common to receive comfort by a soft touch, tap of her hand, a soft “hello hon” or “bye sugar.” Her life was seasoned with family, and our lives were enriched by the love she has shown us. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow the services at Washington Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9am until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Washington Baptist Cemetery in Elrod, Indiana.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. (June 2) – First place in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature pays $1,500 at Quad City Speedway’s Sunday, June 7 Gary Reinhart Memorial.The 22nd annual special is a 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and was rescheduled due to inclement weather from May 24. The main event pays a minimum of $125 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for the draw/redraw show.Pit gates at East Moline open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. The draw ends and the drivers’ meeting starts at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow.Entry fee is $40 and pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Reserved seating is $14.All weekly programs, including the IMCA Late Models, are on the card. More information about the Reinhart Memorial is available at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website and on Facebook.
Batesville, IN—Paul “Satch” Satchwill will be joining the Democratic ticket for the 2019 municipal elections in Batesville, running for city council district four. Satchwill is an English teacher at Batesville High School and has worked in the school corporation since 2015. Satchwill is a board member of the Batesville Area Arts Council and is a chair on the Star-Spangled Symphony of Batesville event. Find out more about his campaign click here, follow the ‘Satch for the City’ Facebook page, or reach out on Twitter @paulsatchwill.
MELBOURNE: Australian limited-overs batsman D’Arcy Short is confident of shaking off the white-ball specialist tag and proving his worth against the red ball.”It was very enticing in terms of the opportunities that I could have got (in Tasmania),” he told cricket.com.au. Short turned down an offer to move to Tasmania, and instead decided that a first full pre-season at Western Australia would give him the best chance to prove himself as a red-ball player in his adopted home state. “But I felt like if I stayed here and put in a full pre-season, I can play all formats here as well. That was a challenge for me; I know I can do that here and this is where I want to try and do it. I love playing cricket in WA and that’s why I’m staying. “It was a combination of both (cricket and personal reasons). With all the cricket I play and being away so much, I felt like being home when I could is a good option. “I’m a bit of a homebody anyway, which doesn’t really help me in terms of the job. But if I can spend time at home, that’s what I want to do. That was one of the main reasons.” “I don’t think it’s an unfair view, it’s just what people have seen,” Short said on the tag of him being a white-ball specialist. “I definitely back myself in red-ball cricket as well. I just haven’t taken my opportunities as well as I could have or should have in the games that I’ve played. “The pressure of wanting to do well and keep my spot plays on my mind a bit as well. I know I can do it, it’s just about putting it together in a game. “I think I slowly proved that last year. Against NSW, I opened the batting against a Test attack and got fifty and batted for a fair amount of time (164 balls). “I got a fair bit of confidence out of that. It’s just about putting a big score on the board when I get a chance, said Short who has so far played eight ODIs and 20 T20s for Australia. IANS Also watch: Get Set Global: Travel Restrictions Creating Havoc For People In The UK