In just a few short weeks, premiere funk group Lettuce will return to one of most storied venues of all time, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for a true musical celebration that could only be dubbed “Rage Rocks.” With The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel, the funk phenoms will let loose in Colorado on June 10th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Tickets are still available here.It seems like just yesterday that Lettuce joined forces with The Motet at Red Rocks for a glorious night of funk tunes. On June 6th 2015, Lettuce hit the stage, dropping funk bombs left and right on a thoroughly excited crowd. The band brought out tons of their classics, and even called on Nigel Hall to lend his vocals to their instrumental grooves. Check out our full review here.In celebration of the upcoming Red Rocks show, we wanted to throw it back with some footage from last year’s performance. Here are five choice cuts from Red Rocks 2015, sure to get you pumped up for Red Rocks 2016!By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans NecessaryGet GreasyChiefPhyllisMakin’ My Way Back Home w/ Nigel HallAll videos were filmed by Jordan Inglee and mastered by Phil Salvaggio, for the purposes of Lettuce’s Live BitTorrent bundle. Lettuce’s Red Rocks throwdown, “Rage Rocks,” kicks off on June 10th, with support from The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here!Check out last year’s setlist below.Setlist: Lettuce at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/6/15Big Anthem, By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans Necessary, Get Greasy, Chief, Phyllis, Breakout > Relax > Jesus Dre > Trap > Madison Square, Squadlive > Lettsanity, Lett Zeppelin, Do It Like You Do > Makin’ My Way Back Home
Soak up the views and the sun from the roof.There’s also a separate home office and powder room, and each bedroom is ensuited.The penthouse is located in the exclusive ‘Deepwater Point’ residential complex, with access to two security basement car spaces and leisure facilities including a barbecue area, 25m heated lap pool, as well as a resort-style pool, spa and gym. Another stunning look out. 67/326 Marine Pde, Labrador is on the market for $2.75 million.FOR the first time in over a decade, the penthouse of this iconic Labrador building has hit the market.The spacious 383sq m residence features soaring 6m ceilings and stunning views of the Broadwater, Pacific Ocean, along the Gold Coast coastline and out to the Hinterland. Not a bad spot to enjoy a long lunch. Move in and don’t bring a thing. The apartment will be sold fully furnished.Property records show the tightly-held property last changed hands in 2004.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe owners have enjoyed being close enough to spot dolphins and whales frolicking in the sparkling surf, with spectacular vistas visible throughout. The flow of indoor and outdoor living is paramount, with most of the spaces opening out to private balconies or terraces.A large private terrace off the master suite overlooks the Broadwater and ocean, while a separate family room opens out to a large alfresco entertaining terrace, complete with a built-in barbecue. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow.
The average mean pay gap for investment management is now 31%, second only to the banking industry’s shortfall of 32%, the report showed.The main reason for the gap in the investment management industry was the disproportionate number of men in the highest paid roles, the report’s authors said, adding that this reason was common across all financial services sectors.But investment management was shown to have the lowest percentage of high-paid women, at just 23.2% of the upper quartile, compared to banking at 24.9% and insurance at 31.5%.Dame Helena Morrissey, chair of the Diversity Project and head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management, said: “In recent years there’s been a step change in the level of commitment at the top and a new sense of urgency around the issue.”But she cited two outstanding problems.Firstly, she said, young women were discouraged from even considering a career in fund management when they saw the sector’s wide gender pay gaps and found out that just 4% of money managed in the UK was run exclusively by women.“Secondly, we still have a problem convincing many mainstream fund managers that diversity is a business issue, rather than political correctness,” she said.Jon Terry, global financial services HR consulting leader at PwC, said 54% of investment managers had reported a year-on-year reduction in their gender pay gap, but that for most of these firms that improvement had been less than 5%.“The potential for existing staff and potential recruits to be deterred by the slow and even no progress within many parts of the industry is a major stumbling block,” he said. The gender pay gap in the UK investment management industry deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 in what was the second worst performance out of 22 business sectors analysed, according to a new study.The average mean pay gap between the sexes in the industry widened by 0.8% over the first two years of mandatory reporting — second only to the 1% rise in the education sector, according to a report by consultancy PwC and the Diversity Project.The Diversity Project was formed three years ago to promote an inclusive culture in the investment profession.The report, which is based on analysis of gender pay disclosures and interviews with people in the investment management sector, shows that of the five sectors with the biggest gender pay gaps in 2018 – banking, investment management, insurance, real estate and travel — only investment management made no overall improvement.
– says Govt’s ad-hoc approach to industry does not inspire confidenceGovernment’s handling of the sugar industry since it assumed office in 2015 has received a heap of criticisms not only from the workers themselves but local economists and international experts.However, to date, nothing has changed, as the two major parties within the coalition Government seem to be at loggerheads when it comes to deciding on a way forward for the industry.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has pointed out that because of the ad- hoc manner in which this once very important sector of the local economy was being handled, there was no doubt that things could only get worse. “How do Government’s actions inspire any confidence? We might just have a collapse ofOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeowhat is left,” Jagdeo declared, making reference to the remaining sugar estates.First off, Jagdeo noted that months have already passed and the Government was still to decide on a new Board for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Of recent, there have been reports of an apparent tug-o-war within the coalition over the sugar industry, which is now under the control of a Special Purpose Unit (SPU) that was created under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) for the divestment process.In fact, reports had surfaced about disagreements allegedly between Ministers from the two coalition parties regarding the chairmanship and members of the GuySuCo Board. It was reported in early March that Finance Minister Winston Jordan had allegedly proposed for the Head of SPU, Colvin Heath-London to be the Chairman of the new GuySuCo Board after the previous body had expired on February 14. The purported proposal was reportedly not accepted by the entire Cabinet.At present, there continues to be uncertainty over the GuySuCo Board of Directors; Cabinet is currently looking at some new names. Agriculture Minister Noel Holder has said that Cabinet was still continuing deliberations on the appointment of a Board of Directors for GuySuCo, adding that new names are being looked at and it may take some time before an announcement is made. ButSkeldon Sugar EstateJagdeo, a former President, said, “This is a five-minute decision…bring all the names to the table and make a decision…(David) Granger is taking forever to make a simple decision,” he said.ConfidenceOnly recently, the management of GuySuCo sent a complaint letter to Minister Holder, about the SPU, which is tasked with the divestment of assets of GuySuCo as part of the downsizing of the sugar sector. The letter listed 13 areas for attention, which included but are not limited to: the need for clear policy positions on the roles and responsibilities of the SPU and GuySuCo; a clear business model and strategy for GuySuCo and the SPU as a partnership; and refocusing of SPU on creating greater value from GuySuCo’s assets which have been vested.In that letter, concerns were also raised about the competency of current SPU executives, which according to GuySuCo, seem to lack the requisite expertise to support the sensitive reconstruction process of GuySuCo. It was also noted in that missive that SPU executives may have ulterior motives which are not in alignment with ensuring the successful transitioning of GuySuCo.Based on this recent public disagreement, Jagdeo has concluded that Government continued to fail to get things right in the sector. “This is a company that employs the most Guyanese in our country…it has the greatest links to our people, our villages, to drainage and irrigation, to foreign exchange earnings…this is a major sector and Government still can’t get things right … it’s like they wake up and make decisions based on what side of the bed they slept on that night,” he said.The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary also made reference to a recent letter sent to the President by the Geneva-based International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF). In that letter to President David Granger, the IUF expressed concern about the state of affairs in the sugar sector.“The IUF said exactly what we are saying…do the studies, then act…do the feasibility, social impact and diversification studies and then proceed with any decision…now we are going to borrow $30 billion when they could not find $5 billion a year to keep the whole company open, and we’re not even sure if it is a bond or loan. we don’t know what they will spend it on,” he posited.The IUF said also that too many Guyanese men, women, and children have found themselves facing tough and difficult times. For the IUF, hearing first hand from the workers their stories of survival and struggle as they live day in and day out was heart-rending and very moving.