To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2006 studio effort, Safety In Numbers, Umphrey’s McGee will reissue a 180-gram double LP pressing of the record. Remastered for vinyl by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, fans are in for a treat with this UM reissue, which also includes a couple guest spots on the album, including Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman.Pro-Shot: TAUK Welcomes Umphrey’s McGee Members For Bonobo Cover In NYCDigital versions of Safety In Numbers will also be available for reissue in MP3, FLAC, ALAC formats as well as the first high fidelity 24/96 version ever released, and for a limited time, UM will be offering several signed copies of the album in their online store. In addition, anyone who buys a reissue of Safety In Numbers, regardless of format, will receive an unreleased acoustic bonus show, recorded at the Safety In Numbers release party on April 3, 2006 in Chicago, IL. UM has also made a few updates to the album’s packaging and have added a few concept sketches by the late, great Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis).Umphrey’s McGee, Tom Petty, & More Locked In For Bunbury Music FestivalSafety In Numbers will be released on April 1 but you can pre-order your copy today here. Pre-orders of the album on vinyl will begin to be shipped March 14, a full two weeks before release date.Track list:1) Believe The Lie2) Rocker3) Liquid4) Words5) Nemo6) Women, Wine and Song7) Intentions Clear8) End of the Road9) Passing10) Ocean Billy11) The Weight AroundBonus (included on both vinyl & digital downloads) Memories of Home Divisions (acoustic)Instant Grat (immediate download included with any purchase)04/03/06 Safety In Numbers Release Party, Park West, Chicago, ILNemo, Passing, Rocker, Eat > End of the Road, Women Wine and Song, Pipeline > Ocean Billy debut, original
Georgia Organics will spotlight three small organic farms nearAtlanta on its Fall Farm Tour Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The featured farms include Glover Family Organic Farm, Inc.,near Douglasville; Puck’s Farm in Fairburn; and TaylOrganic Farmin Ellenwood. Visitors may tour the farms in any order.Each farm is at different stages in its development and willprovide tours at regular intervals. Family members and specialistsat each will discuss topics such as beekeeping, cooking nutritiously,soil amendments and free-range eggs.Tax-deductible donations of $2 per person per farm for GeorgiaOrganic members and $4 for nonmembers are suggested. Find farmdescriptions and directions on the Georgia Organics Web site (http://www.georgiaorganics.org– click on “What’s New”). Or call 770-621-4642.
Sometimes life simply moves too fast for paper checks and other slower payment options. Businesses that send payments to consumers are well aware of this reality, yet nearly half of all consumer disbursements made each year– insurance claims, rewards, rebates, refunds – are still made by check, according to an Aite Group study.Paying vast numbers of customers, workers and business partners quickly, securely and efficiently is challenging, and in many cases existing processes have evolved to fit specific needs and requirements. Payments must be accurate, be able to be tracked and reconciled, and be optimized for companies’ unique needs. The insurance industry in particular requires the ability to make multiparty payments to people with different accounts. Almost all businesses, from those in traditional industries to members of the gig economy, find it’s increasingly necessary to provide convenient, real-time business-to-consumer (B2C) payments.Advancements in disbursement tools are opening new avenues for companies to get money to their customers, clients, business partners and employees faster and more efficiently. Using digital disbursements, companies can now send digital payments to an email address, mobile number, debit card or direct to an account. While it’s easy to see the value of providing faster, digital B2C payments to the customer, companies must also ensure transactions are cost-effective, efficient and secure. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“The corporation has tested all of its employees working at the factory, and only those who tested negative are to return to work next week,” the firm said.”The corporation plans to strengthen social distancing and safety measures,” it added.A spokesman for the region’s coronavirus taskforce said the plant on the outskirts of Jakarta could be shut for as long as 14 days if it is deemed unsafe for employees to return to work.Indonesia had reported over 150,000 coronavirus cases and 6,858 deaths, but with some of the world’s lowest testing rates the true scale is widely believed to be much greater. South Korea’s LG Electronics has temporarily shut a factory near Indonesia’s capital after some 200 employees contracted coronavirus, the company and a local official said Tuesday.The Cibitung plant, which makes televisions and digital sign parts, will shut for nine days after about a third of its 600 employees tested positive.LG would “come up with disinfection measures for the entire property for the safety and health of its employees”, it said in a statement. Topics :
He said EIOPA had a duty to conduct tests on both the insurance and pensions sectors, but stressed it would not copy the insurance model.“Our aim is to develop a stress test framework that is appropriate and suitable for pension funds,” he said.“For pension funds, there is no experience of running these stress tests for both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC), and no way of analysing the direct transmission channels between pension funds and financial markets.“We do not want to start the thinking with the opinion big pension funds are systemically important – this is not our starting point. We want to understand the market better and how the linkages are.”He said once the data collection had taken place, the stress test would begin in 2015 and run in parallel with a quantitative assessment of scheme solvency, part of the holistic balance sheet consultation.On Monday, EIOPA launched a consultation on six frameworks for the contentious holistic balance sheet.He said this was the first step on the journey towards the creation of a risk-based framework for pension funds, adding that the consultation was much broader than any work previously done by EIOPA on solvency models.There are three levels within the consultation, moving from solvency requirements, minimum funding levels and using the holistic balance sheet as a risk-management tool.However, Bernardino stressed that using it as a risk-management tool would not be an easy option and said it should come with clear published results so funding levels can be analysed and, if necessary, stimulate reform.“They should not be without consequence,” he told NAPF delegates.“If it is concluded that the pension fund is providing unsustainable pension promises, regulators should take action, of course, using a flexible approach.“We are not promoting a new ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. The framework should have built-in flexibility to deal with the range of occupational pension schemes in different [EU] member states.” The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority chairman has defended proposed stress tests on IORPs as he announced a data-collection exercise in the coming weeks.Data will be collected from IORPs in the EU’s largest pensions markets, analysing approximately 10 years of investment data, particularly investment and divestments.The chairman, Gabriel Bernardino, said this would cover times of financial stability and stress, in order to define whether IORPs were pro or anti-cyclical.Speaking at the UK National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Annual Conference in Liverpool, he rejected accusations that stress tests were unnecessary and a burden on schemes.
The closed Dutch pension fund for dentists and dentist consultants (SPT) and its occupational pensions association (BPVT) are to sound out the interest among members for a new mandatory pension plan.The initiative is a result of negotiations between both organisations after a dispute about the composition of SPT’s board had led to the pension fund starting court proceedings about the BPVT’s role last summer.Meilof Snijder, the scheme’s temporary chairman, said that SPT, BPVT and the occupational associations for dentists and dentist consultants “wanted to take their responsibility for pension arrangements for the occupation”.“We have received signs that younger colleagues hardly save for their pension,” said Snijder. He estimated that currently 6,000-7,000 dentists were not participating in the pension fund and depended on individual arrangements. If a new and mandatory scheme for dentists were to be established, it would be “something alongside SPT”, according to the chairman.He added that re-opening SPT would not be likely. “Approximately 70% of our participants are pensioners and our investment policy has been tuned to this situation accordingly,” Snijder said.Following a provisionary agreement in the wake of the court proceedings, the BPVT reconfirmed that it would not come up with proposals for interim board changes.The occupational pensions association has also abandoned its initial objections against SPT’s plan to increase the annual fixed indexation from 0.85% to 1.15%.The parties have also agreed that Han Bakker – an orthodontist – will take over as chair from Snijder as of 1 January.Currently, Bakker is completing the necessary courses for getting his pensions expertise up to scratch, and has reached the level for the required assessment by supervisor DNB, Snijder explained.SPT, for its turn, said it would help BPVT’s new chairman, Ward van Dijk, increase his pensions expertise.Last summer, Van Dijk succeeded Peter Czaikowsky after the latter had stepped down as chair of the occupational pensions association.Part of the new agreement involves the pension fund providing BPTV with a fixed budget, based on its agreed tasks. In the past, the BPVT often significantly overspent its budget, according to Snijder.He said that the air between the pension fund and BPVT’s new board has been cleared and calm has returned following the new and “workable” agreement.SPT, which manages €1.9bn of assets for 2,850 participants and 4,125 pensioners, was closed to new entrants in 1997.
LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Polskie LNGPolish sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) import facility, the President Lech Kaczyński terminal in Świnoujście, has received a new cargo on Tuesday. Polish LNG terminal operator, Polskie LNG, said via social media that the delivery came to the facility onboard the LNG carrier Wilpride capable of transporting 156,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.It was the 84th delivery since the project started operation, the operator said. It also added that this was also the 6th delivery in 2020 and is not the last one for the month of February.AIS data provided by VesselsValue shows that the cargo was loaded at the Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana.Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) is in charge of all the LNG supplies coming to the import terminal operated by Gaz-System’s unit Polskie LNG.
Tweet Share 50 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! BusinessLifestyleTravel Carnival Cruise Line to cut visits to Cayman Islands by: – January 7, 2013 Share Share Carnival cruise ship. Photo credit: marineinsight.comGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — Carnival Cruise Line passenger arrivals in the Cayman Islands are projected to fall by nearly a quarter of a million in 2013, the local Ministry of Tourism learned late in December.On Friday, December 21, 2012, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) informed the ministry of the changes by telephone. The FCCA cited as the cause of the reduction a desire not to have the Carnival Breeze serviced by cruise tender. Various cruise ships have also been re-allocated to Roatan, Honduras and to European routes.This desire on the part of cruise lines to not have certain ships serviced by cruise tender illustrates the need for proper berthing facilities and Tourism Minister Cline Glidden has consulted with Governor Duncan Taylor on this matter. Taylor made clear that he has no objection to the proposal to develop cruise ship berthing facilities, indeed he supports it, so long as procurement procedures are in line with international best practice and are transparent and robust.This decrease in Carnival Cruise Line passenger arrivals is, however, forecast to be offset somewhat by increases from other cruise lines. The Port Authority website states that scheduled calls for 2013 are at 508 and projected total cruise passengers are approximately 1.4 million. Glidden stated that his ministry will work closely with all stakeholders to mitigate the effects of the reduction in cruise ship arrivals.Caribbean News Now
Area Boys Basketball Scores.Tuesday (11-24)South Ripley 58 Jac-Cen-Del 39North Decatur 57 Greensburg 54Trinity Lutheran 58 South Decatur 44Rising Sun 62 South Dearborn 50SW Shelby 53 Edinburgh 35Hauser 82 Shawe Memorial 42
ARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 29) – A single caution was all that slowed Dan Mackenthun’s drive toward the front and eventual Joe Voss Memorial win Saturday at Arlington Raceway.Andy Altenburg was the early leader in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 25-lapper and was first challenged by Elijah Zevenbergen.Mackenthun, the current track point leader made his way in between the two and was scored first across the stripe on the fourth circuit.Zevenbergen ran with Mackenthun for the next 18 laps before falling off the pace. Fourteenth starting Shaun Bruns made his own bid for the lead but had to settle for second.Mackenthun, nearing the 100 career win mark, earned $1,600. Brent Uecker, Dean Cornelius and Altenburg rounded out the top five.Matt Schauer won the Tough Guy Challenge and $500.Clint Hatlestad chalked up another Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory and Brandon Allen led the IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car field across the finish line.Cory Probst prevailed in a caution-free IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. John Albrecht held off Matt Looft in topping the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.Luke Trebelhorn held off Zach Foesch and Nate Coopman for the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Stock Car feature results – 1. Dan Mackenthun; 2. Shaun Bruns; 3. Brent Uecker; 4. Dean Cornelius; 5. Andrew Altenburg; 6. Derek Green; 7. Matt Schauer; 8. Brent Reierson; 9. Ken Tietz; 10. Dan Veenstra; 11. Todd Sterner; 12. Chad Schroeder; 13. Elijah Zevenbergen; 14. Jeff Holstein; 15. Dan Dhaene; 16. Kevin LaTour; 17. John Polifka; 18. Josh Telecky; 19. Adam Voss; 20. Jeff McCollum; 21. David Moriarty; 22. Matt Speckman.